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rnaStarandCathoU ger ormlngStarandCathollo rwaruamma wsascr o. !ern , ea a Tsa Moaxaxe brea hlua bu with the approval t the eol.de S)o satlorlty of the Ditoee to aPl1 dhmitted want in New Olea, w I f v. Abrohbbihop N. J. iun malaly devoted to the lntereso erc Habnagor. t ,.'Cathollo Chluroh. It will se ile Rev. G. Rxaom *, c spolitics except wherein the i t. . o withh Catholo rih, bat C.* XoyrA, iniquity In high places, T. J.'persons a ~pprs'n oor S , ., , w sght, of all .- . M.. .c Y ..Se t W.t th-.e Waeu ,e ma WJ. AmD • or lJ.CIm fsa One-.lo. 16o "iner of Camp. "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEN THAT BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGSI" 1s sopy, oests sf,S.-I VOLUME VI. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 45, 1874. NUMBER rning Star and Catholic senger. whio sW OrLsaS,. su10 AT, . 25. 1574. Wild, [From Our own Correspo Porte OUR I1IgH whiol mce DvauLn, Deoem , 1873. eo The weather here this Christ wonder Nobody recollects anythin it. The itional and oustomary thi a to have t and snow, and abundant and stiff hawk r'easters But for the last weeks or rece re"n ger we have had neither fr for snow, Les r rain, nor cold winds, but a d, genial, Dak ring-like atmosphere, most to wi getation. Most fortunate for r At date. er Christmases fuel funds w theorder bya tt4b ty in all our towns an ; this I iea ftl funds were remarkable heir non- g zistence in Dublin and elsewhe Jst now, tholi owever, the hard weather app to be set- cha g fi, and I should not be surp if, with at he r usual ill-luck, we were viai with frost lie f l snow when the farming oper s of the marl spring will iequira.gnial Vain sunshine. him, Smines of weath dered the ce oLf S1n this and indeed, extremely attractive-m attractive Emi thanusual. Crowds flocked in f the coun- fori] try by the railways. The stree are abso- on t Intely thronged. Every shop pa u its bol- thin day attire, and decked itself out holly and eror ivy. The evening amusements more nu- how merons than usual, and on St. hen's day arol we had midday performances in a a place. pos We have three pantomimes-of h that at thei the Theatre Royal is truly sple . Here I othe may mention that preparatiohb ae been rem making for it since April las the trade crt societies and all other similar lee held proj soirees during the holidays. Th tal Absti- Irel nonce League had a splendid on I the Ro- eno tundo on St. Stephen's night, ma naential of citizens attending it, and Mr. Sullivan o giving readings-a line of busin in which and that gentleman appears capable achieving bee no inconsiderable suocees. It is t to treat has the inmates of our poor-houe ren and - adults alike-to the comforts o e season; and accordingly on Christmas d e various Mr orphanages, asylums, poor- ere tr visited by charitable ladies an entlemen, an who dispensed good things very 1 rally. The rei St. Vincent de Paul Society and ki red bodies Me did good work amongst the p scattered of through the towns, and, on the le, it may H be safely said that the poor were n forgotten. an I may add one item more in refere to Christ- di mu. The time-honored practice th grocers C, and bakers of giving Christmas-b es to their ot customers is being gradually dis 4tinued in to all our towns - the aforesaid piers and i bakers contributing instead a cois amount hi of money to a fund for tie relief of he poor. b This is a great gain to the grocers a bakers for the Christmas-boxes, you may b are, cost o them much more than their subsc tions to r the poor relief fund. I believe ab t £1000 a was subscribed in this way this Ch tuas in p Dublin. I wish other persons could at rid of b giving Christmas boxes. It is really ry hard a on a pater.familiSs, who has prob more than enough to do to provide his f lyith ail that is reasonably desirable t Christ mas, to have to give oeiabees hrsto-r boxes to the post-man, and the buther's boy, and the grocer's boy, and the milkman, and the newsman, not to talk of the snmberls 1 ether folk who drop on you aeidentally at such a time with a request for something or another in the way of money or eatables. The home literature of the season is this year, I am happy to asy, of a better and more voluminous character thu usual. It is an un mistakable sign of advancement that literary productions should be going up in the muarket, and two or three Dublin ventures have been very sucesesful. Amongst these I may men tion the Illustrated Christmas Supplement of the Netiu, which is printed on the finest paper, contains fifteen excellent portraits of leadinog Home Rulers, a full-page drawing of the Home Rule Conference in session, and other attraetive sketohes, 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 90,000 copies of this supplement were ordered before over it went to press. Then there is the Dubli Ilstrtled Anucal, from the first nnT ublished lest vear, I laid so which has been this year contributed to by Lady Wilde (8peransa), her son, W. C. K Wilde-a promising ftteratear-Frauk Thorpe How Porter, and other writers of less note, but whioh has not, I have heard, had so great a sumcces as last year. I may just add that most p of the drawings in the NatioA and in the As sual are by John Fergus O'Hea, a young and clever Irish artist, who did some of the best A o things that ever appeared in the London Ibma- reach hawk, and who Is no painting a picture of the tre recent national conference, to the order of Mr no n Lesage, the photographer and print seller of oontr Sackville street. I understand the painting my will be ready in about four months from this any a date. Mr. O'Hea is already favorably known so ups r by a painting of the Punohestown Racecourse. ime, I need hardly say anything about the reli- d a gious observances of Christmas. In this Ca- of oo tholic land the time is one for frequenting the forcit churches and chapels more than for feasting litica i at home, and everywhere the piety and Catho- disoa lie feeling of the people have reoeived a re reoo thes ° markable manifestation. Cardinal Callen how I himself preached in the Pro-Cathedral, Mar}- aider e day, ematu and on the same day 'e Eminence a pastoral, dealing chiefly and in a - forcible manner with the religious persecution Wilt o on the continent. He remarked, among other sire i- things, that the action of the Prussian Gov- for d ernment towards the Catholic bishops proved may n- how wise the Irish people and the Irish hier- affor by aroby had been in rejecting scornfully the pro- in o e. posal to put a royal veto on the election of exea it their bishops. [This pastoral appears in an- Gove I other column of to-day's STta.] It is worth ' un remark that the very persons who, next to ties de certain English statesmen, most approved this have Id proposal were the aristocratic Catholics of jour ti- Ireland, whose descendants are now, fitly pub ,o- enough, amongst the most ardent opponents prol al of Home Role. sian an Of politics I can say but little in this letter cun oh and on one subject. Mr. Monsell, who had tion us been for twenty-six years M. P. for Limerick, Ps" sat has been made a lord, and so vacates his seat the nd is the House of Commons. He was lately dis- onlt n; sed from the Postmaster Generalship, when con Uins Mr. ladtone wanted to reorganize his minis- ho. are try the anti-Catholic, anti-Irish interest, the en, and t peerage is the compensation. It is so Che really 11 for the national cause that Mr. for lies Monsell been so provided for. He was one lic red of the m noxious class of Irish politicians. san nay He was a , devotedly attached to offoe pr ten. and to Engla and always acted as the me- I ,ist- dium through ich the Government and the se iers Catholic hierar communicated with each to heir other ; in which a city he generally managed not d in to bamboozle the hops into stepping into lon and Whig traps. He is , and in all probability In cunt his political career is ed forever. He will the oor. be succeeeded is Lime by a Home Ruler. del ters Mr. John J. Kelly (son Mr. James Kelly OPi cost once Repeal M. P., for Li ik city) has al- Ioa is to ready come forward with a 1 and perfectly the ,1000 satisfactory declaration of a Rule princi- pri i in ples. But it has been objec to him that Fr d of his father was an exterihinator is tenants or hard and that he should, like Captain an of Gal- he more way, make restitution by recto or rm with pensating pecuniarily the evicted, r as is *] arist- practicable, before he asks any bed Irish mas- tenant-farmers to return him as th pre- lb boy, sentative. This is a most significant - co and stance. The result is that Mr. Kelly w o RAb rlses be electe& and Mr. W. H. O'Sullivan, of - a ly at mallook probably wilL Mr. O'Sullivan P4 ng or a farmer and shopkeeper-a man of th~e pepl He is a thorough Home Ruler-indeed he is a this more, for he was imprisoned as a Fenian subject under the sospension of the Habeas mo Corpus Act in 1867. He is, it is needless to say, a Catholic. If elected, he will be the first man ry of his class in the House of Commons, and arket, there will be a triumph won for Home Rule ben which will create a greater efeect and a greater ent of nsation in England and Ireland than any other half a dozen that have been achieved. sits of ing of The celebrated Siamese twins died at their I, and residence in North Carolina last week. Chang, aple of who had been sick some time, died at 4 o'clock 3oein, Saturday. As soon as it was discovered he was afore- dead Eng became so terribly shooked that 30,000 he raved wildly for a while, at times before exhibiting signs of great mental aberration Daba.ed by what seemed tobd - "bMars. it is sppesed, ehjed his by RUMORI OF WARS IN EUROPE. foCI K eta rpe o ssA eCxEMENS bOR TR TATAGE ero but oROUND. Des lost Further Partition of France Proposed. or An- hot nd Irom the London Tablet. January 31 Mo rest A curiously persistent rumor which at length oon na- reaches as in a form that commands consider- Ita the tion, has been cropping up in numerous quar- she ters of late. Let us hasten to say that we by tro Mr no means guarantee its correctoess. On the col of contrary, we are convinced that the project to wh n which it refers, however real or practicable, ate must depend on a great many combinations, the any one of which might prove abortive, and to wn so spoil the best laid schemes. At the same at time, there are abundant reasons for referring as to the subject at once. In brief it is asserted me li- and rseaserted and is supported by a great deal see Ca- of corroborative indioations, that the plan for a_ the forcing on adother war with France, whioh tce has so often engaged the attention of the po- wh in litico-milty authorities of Germany sinoethe an, tho- discovery of France's unexpected powers of an re. recovery, is again oceupyiqg the attention of isa lieu these same authoritiee-with this difference, ona however, that Germany has devoted more con- arv ar- sider na to the question of allies and coufoed ay, rate ln on former one. Whether 'nh M a of the ow in a regarded by the most demonstranvs o sr T tion Wilhbelm's Imperial ex-guests, or from the de ther sire to mike sure of the work .this time, the Berlin Government is stated to have east about by- for accomplices on whose devotion reliance eyed may be placed, and which are capable also of vier- affording not only material but moral or im moral-the terms are tolerably exobangeable go pro- in contemporary diplomacy -assistance in the n of execution of the projected design. The Berlin an. Government has been accused of feeling its as orth way before now with reference to the probable lai bent of public opinion in case of fresh hostili it to ties with France. Alarmist leading articles this have mysteriously appeared in the columns of Te js of journals reputed to be quite equal to the ser- an vices required by strategy of this sort, and g ftly public opunion having proved adverse to the ents propounded measures, the alarmist articles S have been promptly repudiated by the Prus- oo sian authorities. Not the least curious oir- bh et mster cmtance in common with these manifests had tions, though perfectly explicable from certain rick, points of view, has been the docility with p1 which the journals engaged in propagating set the alarm or casting oat the feeler, have not le r dis- only put up with the official contradiction but when continued to exhibit an unchanged tenderness 8S ini- towards the hand which smote them. At length ti however, there are reasons for senpposing that erest, the Prussian Cabinet has learned from the re It is sults of various tentative experiments of vari- fa ons kinds, both what description of pretext l. for hostility would best go down with the pub- oc s one lic opinion aimed at, and what system of as )ians. sanit would be best calculated permanently to n cripple the only nation likely to contest the predominance of Germany on the Continent. s me- It has been often stated by the most differ d the cent critics that in every war planned by ca each Prussia--and Prussia was pretty ertain never a, to meddle much with any war which she had naged not planned-two rules would be sedn [ into lously observed by that accomplished Power. ii bilit n Iu the first place, Prussia must not appear to a bili be the aggressor. This is the first rule. In the second place, Prussia must always seem to Ruler. defend some cause in conformity with the a opinions of theb age. This is the second rule. t Kelly -n 1d70, for instanco, Pruessia took every pre cs al- uaction to be advertised as compelled to draw fectly the sword in self-defence aud on behalf of the princi- principle of "'nationality." In 164 or 1875, b according to the rumor to which we refer, P that russi will again seek to seem to step second onants or oven third into the field, and will advertise f f Gal- herself with the utmost care to be exclusively concerned with the defence of the sacred rom- principles of " nationality n over again, and r as is "Liberalism" as a superadded attraction. Irish The mission of Count von Boon, the chief of the Prussian General Staff, through Switzer - land and Italy, is described to be immediately m- connected with the above design. Count von wof oon, in fact, is alleged to be engaged on a t of task of extraordinary moment and delicacy. SPeraps we ought to say tact instead of deli svn . Not that the business requires too much I peopl ta% as will be noderstood, the ground being ed he is 'toghly prepared, at least as regards the a Fenian dpale and negotiators. To get Italy to ihabeas ·ar on France on suitable "Liberal" s, which will of course be forthcoming ss to say, naucea, to ecomue in as second in order to rt man lited and Liberated Italy" from the id n 'and 'Crusaders" of Versailles, ob, a and in from the worthy Liberals at 4 me Rule Berne requisite authority to enter Swiss agreater s to turn the French position at a greater Belort so threaten Lyons ann Grenoble, ,han any wble oding movements were being ieved. oflictd old track of 1870 northwards; . J. c. all this is the truth, a plot which as anredly n fail for want of good dispo at their sdo on of the usurpers of Rome and the p of the Jars The Italian a :. Chan revoltionists he ready confederates of 4 o'loc Prie on Bis and are likely to be pre dhebewa pared to do his in 1874 or 1875 with she same alacrity we know from the e that Competet auto ar Blind, they * it time ed iutn 170. errr Blid, dile in 1 z70. eriend is already serration Prussian is pet. At time a war upon France on behaf ofI nLiberaisam would Ued to em the sympathi L o 'the hlypah efficient portion pposed, of he public in Great lways, and in jhed his Spain and Astre.oSu r present cir coastaucea, so that i -. ...iv upon forbearance at the very least until the snt portion of her progrmme had been completed. BesidePusFmli might safely display her gen on erosity by refraining from further direct an nexation. It would be quite enough to have HI Savoy annexed to Switaerland and Nice re- bh, stored to Italy. When France had been finally crushed, farther instalments of the programme eel both on the German Ocean and on the Alps M and Danube might becontemplated with safety. th Moreover Prussian statesmanship is held to th consider that nothing would be easier thatfor er- Italy to cook up a plausible oease beli at the sr- shortest notice. Such thing do not take much by trouble, espeoially with the almost perfeot tei the control of the agencies of public opinion wi to which is enjoyed by the prospective confeder , ates. Besides as Prince on Bismarok believes th l that the present French Government is certain de ad to do nothing to awaken the enthusiasm of the of me vast party wioh might otherwise contribute mi Lug as invincible assistance, the Prussian Governs of ted ment would have all the advantage of repre- ar al senting France as the champion of COtholidlim eit forand of n owing that France was nothing of loh the kind. Such, we repeat,-is the seheme - which is asserted to be in proess of maturing, he and thoughuas we have said, we do not gar I of antes any portion of the report, still the idea CI of is one which is very likely to fit more than a , onces asres the reflections of Prussian Maeohi- n on- avelli. - s Ir O A o D ODU Urn, AM e do- osses oar mr utr or cramare xa MC the ULEy, ETC. t out el One of our most eminent prelates writes as d im- follows of the now life of St. Alphonsus Li ble gnoril: i the "The printer has made this excellent book *j its ias nviting as a child's primer. Good paper, t ible large type, wide spaces, broad margins, and green cover and gilt lettering, are certainly a of very pleasing to the reader. For these reasons aer- and others the pages are easily mastered. No s and great mental tension is required. The chapters d De are short, the paragraphs very short, yet each I' rue- complete and satisfactory. The style, too, is - cir- bright and fresh, and more agreeably artless than even the former works of this acoom rith plished authoress. ting "I am glad that the great theological but learning, asceticism, and interior life of the neas Saint, have not been dwelt upon as abstrac 2gth tions, but rather as seen and read in him as he r speaks and acts in the disoharge of his dutiee; rari- for then he becomes an example for all, and his t stext learning and sanctity draw us to him instead - of repelling us, as though he were something I ly to unapproachable. the "Too much, I think, is made of Count Li I guori's opposition to his son's vocation. It is 4 I by easy and charitable to understand that, as we ever suppose no self-love in the religious life, it is ad not to be wondered at that holy souls in enter iwer. lng upon that self-denying state, should eon ir to counter the violent and bitter opposition of In their own inclinations and affections as well the as the affections of those who love them, and rule. therefore as these feelings cannot be rent with pre- out pangs, because as deeply rooted as life f the itself, we should reasonably exl from the 1875, high-minded and generous biog r of that refer, sweet spirit, St. Alfunso,' some word of pity ttide for the poor, broken-hearted father, who was ively parting from a good, and tenderly loved child, cred in whom all his cherished hopes and pardon and able ambition were centered. ief of "The Life of St. Lignori is evidently written iter- not only for the inmates of the cloister, but tely also for those who work out their salvation in on a the world, and therefore we, poor seculars, eac*. priests and people, like it. We call St. Al mdcl phones, eur Bdnt, and his life, our le&k. being "He is especially our Saint who have to gov Sthe ern others. For it this ' sweet spirit' felt as ly r a mountain upon his shoulders the short eral" ming comings end spiritual inirmities of those un ler to der his eharge, whom, nevertheless, he loved o the so tenderly ; how can we, who have never loved Sat or condescended as he did, hope to avoid Swiss anguish and agonies, whether In ourselves or on at in others Bince we and those around as, are b sndoubtedly far less holy and spiritual than ards; he and those he had to govern were, let us h as- then lesar from his life, so beautiful and so goe beautifally told, to cultivate his meekness and tliao sweestnsejl re, and his reel afterwards. tee of "Iam now reading this book seditadieler, a ith second time. The authoress deserves great m the praise not only for having written a good they book, but for having made choice of a work so tre usaful to the clergy of every order, sad the upon would faithfal of every degree. May God bless her ertton for this! and may he enable her to do still nadi more for His honor and glory, and the honor . u md g of is saints.ci unpona -d glory of His saints the On the 16th a ry was held at which His Holiness nted number of foreign bishops. S& The Italian government is sld to hae re- th celved a dispatch from the Duke Dseawss,, Minister of Foreign Affairs. warmly expressing s the friendly feeling of France for Italy. to~ iR•MAxN. the The North German Caaette says that "If the lee Spolicy of France is made subservient to the tI emporal aims of Papacy, the peace of Europe I o will be compromised." the There was an excitien seane in the Landatag sg" a this week. Herr Mallinkrout, a Catholic onp t deputy, quoted a assage from a recent work of of General La Marmora, alleging that Bl- eGm a marok, ia 1866, discussed the meeion to Franee us1 of a portion of Rhenish territory. Beimarokk - arose and pronounced the statement an mauda ai eous and malleonus falsehood. be f ZAr ID. all On the 16th a serious election riot tookplaee on 16 Limerick. Several persons were wounded and the contest was only terminated by the th arrival of the police, whq arrested a large op number of pereons. [ 345xca. On another test vote regardng the treat mt ag en the hls the Gversnment as* been sustaied - On the 20th the Douke Doe.ase, S td-l the poetponement of an interpellati o 0aor- n t e.ign aLire, submitted by an ultramontsne Ss deputy, declared the apprehension that peace I might be disturbed which had recently maunl- m feesed themselves, were unfounded. The Gov- as ernment was solicitous for the welfare and , i piritual Independence of the Pope, but at the r me time'siaerely desired to maintain rela- 0 tions of harmony and friendship with Italy. d The Government would labor looeessntly to v y jrevent misunderstandings with nny power F is fo peae was necessary to the properlty o France. The Duke said be made the aove tb o statement with the fall conourrence of Presi- e re dent MacMahon. A motion to poetpone the al ib nterpellation was carried. SPAIN. " General Domingues, who commanded the v Government troops sat Cartagena,has opened w Sthe campaign Fagainst the Carlists in Valencia. The Government has this weekseppressed three al Republican papers published in Madrid. P4 Trs Two WARS,. England and Holland each has a war on hand in the distant East. Dispatches from ca * Penang reort the Achbinese continue a des t; perate restence to the occopation of their l* country by the Dutch. They recently attecked Ic the princpal position hel by thbe inrvaders, o ad bhut met with a repulse. The Dutoh army has g beau reinforced. Ir The English troops on the gold coast in Africa, operating against the Ashantees. are It suffering terribly from disease. The soldier, e is die within a few hours after being atteaked. UNITED sTATZES. is WAsnuNTO..-The Senate has been all the a ar- week engaged in the discussion of the Finan- , . cial quest on. Seoveral remarkable speeches were delivered, those from Gen. Gordon, of of Georgia, and Carl 8churs, of Missouri, reoeiv- a ell ieg marked attention. The nomination of ad Judge Waite, of Ohio, as Chief Justice of the United States, was confirmed on the 20th by the following vote: yeas G3, not voting sand ife absent 9. c be The House has been engaged on the Finan cial and rransportation questions. On the at 20th it spent tbh day wrangling over a 8 ty new role proposed to be added to the rules, ras and intended to choke off motions to suspend Id, the rules on all sorts of fancy propositions. The rigbt to make this motion only occur. on n- Mondays and during the last ten days of the t session. The Democrats opposed the new rule as an infraction on the ritie of the minority, and was backed by some prominent Repubh- I at cans, including Dawes. The rule, however, a in was fnsally adopted by a small 9lj 7 st. vsM. M1151rL--Tho Bupreme Court having adel- ded the late electlon ooustotitonsl, Govr. Ames~ nd l bother ofloers .eleted onteroed is their duties last week. The House rganised a v. on the20th withShader, oolored,aSpeker. r as OsonerG.-The joint resolutions of the Gen- t rto eral Asuembly, condemnatory of the elvil righ*bts bill, passed. The resoltios affirm that f tbh eflect or the passage of the bill will be to t ed break up sbe public school system It Georgia. * aed All approprittlatioos will be withheld by She old Legislature hbold the bill pass. S Tszu.-Gov. Davis having yleilded tothe o newly elected officer, peace revail. Da v t We intendsto apply toJdge Wod of the Federal t Rso Court for so injunction. The enutest for us United Staise Senator Increases in interest. There are now five candddates in the Sald- so Threekmorton, Reasgan, DeMoes, Maey and ad Flournoy. The following resolution was adooted in thebs House: here's, Peace now prevails throughout the I Sa Stte of Tease, snd the Capitol is no longer a at frtress or asel of arms, therefore, be it cod * eleed. That the Uergmet-et-arms be re anired to eses the artillery nw stadig on I 1 so e bill ad oommssadiSg the good city of An the , to be removed to mse other piaee, or to hr sen other position of tbe Capltol groond where they will peacefelly sleep the leep ihat Ull knows no warlike waktog. nor DeraucTnox ur Icu.-Be-ale, N. Y., Jee. 22.-The weather and high water, esensed the \- -ti~girs bsMa! Ies In Bofale River to move about 11 doloek this morning, plllng it up In such fetre agaiet the brldge at Oho street, as to earry owaY that strong etrsture, and 1n Its eout.e. wefp nI ten first ils veosels down the treran, piling them In one mm against Wedlgs streetbridge. The bowsprits of the vee t their rapid ooneurs tared away the part of e Plympton elevator, ad lnt I serious damage to the City and Nlas elevr tors, and completely demollahed the sheds of the New York Central Railroad Company.Z. los is estimated at $1,000,000. SBraVATION AND Camunauis Assxoe 1 DoraNs. dispatch from Minnesote state that the Indians at Vermillion Lake are dylng of starvation. They have.aten two children .ad one man. The scarcity of game and the bilue - of the wild rice crops are the asese. olaim that the Government failed to seed er usual supply of proviions. A band of Indla3s are coming into the settlement for rellef. Tau LoulRSAA Quzamox.-This am il be reached in the Senate next Tuesday. It t* almost certain that a new elnetion will be ordered, suoh leading Radicals as CaOpeters and Butler favoring this solution. as als, It 1s thought, the Preident himself. Morton 1 opposed to It. lather SeLesea' Lecture Kealay S veaIgi T e ouRAT WOes OF Tea WT.EQ - the Rev. ns. 4ing,.lAl o Alph·eý the benefit of the works undet -er patetnasge of the Sisters of Mercy. Of Father Olena's merite as an orator and lectarer It is unneces sary for us to speak,-his fame being, in this country, co-extensive with that of the neble Order of which he is so useful a member. Since his transfer from St. Alphonsmue Con vent to the mlissionary hones at Chatawa, Father Glesen has been continually traveling I through the South giving missions. That he everywhere moved the hearts of the people; awakened the indifferent to a realisatlon of their peril, and the good to locreased fer vor and seal, all who have ever listened to his words of earneet exhortation will understand In Memphis, so great was the anxiety of the people to follow the mission given by him, that hundreds of persons found it impossible even to get standing room at the doors of the Schurches when he preached. As he will give this, his first and only leo tore, for the purpose of assisting the Sistero i, of Mercy in their works, our readers will justly Sconclude that be considers these works of gret importance. Whether they are or not, we will a leave to each of our readers to Judge for him * self after reading the following brief sketch. The House of Meroy was opened January 23d, 1872. Since then over three hundred a women and young girls have found a heme ' within its walls, the average residence of I each being about five weeks. The young girls r- are taught trades, and the women are previded with situations in respectable families, the Bisters having a record on whiob is en a tered the name of any party making appli cation for a trustworthy servant. If a suit able person be not In the institution, the a Sitters, from among the large number of poor persons they know, soon find one. This work was commenced in March last-ten mouthe in ago-einee whioh time over 700 perooe have e been placed in good situations. The idea that e the Sisters exact payment for their services In getting servants for families Is altegether , erroneous. Having only one resouree-4hb charity of the faithful-they, of ooarse, would 19 refuse no donation, but that they do not exact compensation is proved by the feta that only od on half dosen occasions did they reesive any remuneration, and then it wee voluntary on the part of the persons benefitted. One of the ohief works of the Bisterhood is o the visiting of the sick and the poor. Over S1c00 families have resolved their genereec as sistanee, many of them residing as great die taWoes from the Convent, some in OGstam. is otherm in Booligny and Algiers and others, in J the lower parts of the city. The Sisters have charge of the pereohial - girls schbool, and also teaoh mue, paintl g, id embroidery, needlework, ete. s With this record of a few of the worke ef ,e the Sisters before them, we sincerely believe I that not oee of our readers, if he can spare the amount, will hesitate about purchasinag the Spleasure of hearing, to-morrow eveiolng, ar a great Redemptoerst miastoer. . The New York Werld esys that the Mayor of Chicago having a bed habit of getting up " a ,.corner on swear word," one of the eburebes. he publicly prayed for him on last 8nne~ ----:'I-. .