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PL~~ZID E!VERY SUNDAY MORIGO. REV. A. J. RYAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIPF. o atA OR.A,. SUIDAY. MARlCB I+. I14. OUR CLUB RATES a3 PAPERS sIE4 rT B MAIL TO ON1 ADDRErS 0me Cop (one year) .................. 3 00 v Co " ................. 12 50 tweatyCopies " .................. 40 00 Me orders will receive attention unless so osmpeaied by the cash. Agents fr the Star. LOVcLILAA. S. LAuAtx, Franklin. ThM. Dtmoa, Baton Rouge. J.E. QAZ.I.Aoasl, 2a Pestoflce at., Galveston. J. L. Lrmzwzcxma, Laredo. O. C. BSv'zs, Houston. osonoIA. J. J. O'CONw.LL, Savannah. Geonoe NELSao, Macon, Ga. mnmLan. i Marn Batx, Natchez. 3. F. Owmes, Vicksbnrg. CALWDAR OP THE WEE=. aa......March D-Palm Sunday. S...March $1-Perla. •..Aprl It-aria. I ia ...April 3--Holy Thraay. r Ay....Aprl a-Holy at-rday. To avoid unnecessary delay, all letters, olmmanl tions and poat-oflice orders sbsld be addressed " Editor Morning Star." Poor OmcIn Mozme Oanxns.-We earnestly t equeset that all post offoe money orders sent it ia'payment for sobrcriptions or advertisements, be drawn to the order of the "Editor of the MoRaNOc STAR." [Traslated trom the Propagatear.l b Peatiseal Nigh Naas en Rely Thursday. p This Mass will commence at the Cathedral C' at half-put 9 o'oloek. The 'Rev. Clergy are I reminded that the services at their churches h should be at an early hour, in order that they p might Attend this Mass, during which the Holy o Oils will be eonsecrated, and in which cere- N many they are to take part. As, without special permission, there can only be one Mass in each church on Holy A Thursday, the Rev. Clergy who will not have said Mass that day will receive Holy Comma- 0 nien at the Pontioal Mass. b DB01r0oIO DURING HOLY WEEK. * ,t. There'a's Church.-Services on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 o'clock A. a. Wednes- tl day, Thursday and Friday evenings, at 71 m 'elock, the Tenebras will be sung by the school is . 9ys, who have been under the special training a1 Of Fathers Kenny and Massardier. St. Jlickael'a.-Thursday, at 71 o'clock, high E. Mass followed by the procession and exposition IA of the Blessed Sacrament. Good Friday E evening, at 7 o'clock, Rev. J. Moynihan, Jr., will preach on the Passion. Confessions will E° be heard all day Wednesday and Saturday. Church o.f the Immaculate Conception.-Palm Sunday, 10 o'clock Mass, no sermon on account of the singing of the Passion. 7 o'clock r. i., thi English sermon and Benediction. Monday, G} sip A. X., English sermon; S, A. c. Mass; 9, French thi sermon ; 2 r. a., French sermon; 7 P. .M., Eug- flit lish sermon and Benediction. Tuesday, t1; A. Hs., English sermon; 8i A. If., Mass; 9, French sermon; 2 P. x., French sermon ; 7. r. A., Eng. lish sermon and Benediction. Wednesday, O a. e., English sermon ; 81, Mass; 9, French wit sermon; 51, P. M., Tenebrie. Holy Thursday, 11)4 6} A. M., English Exhortation; 7, High Mass woi and General Commmunion ; 54 r. M.,Tenebro.; Sit 7, French sermon. Good Friday, 7 A. M., amn Morning office; 2 P. N., Way of the Cross; 5G, poc Tenebrm; 7 r. ; ., Passion of Our Lord-in Vet English. Holy Saturday, ;I A. at., Morning nj Olee, blessing of the new fire, of the Paschal atir Candles, of the Baptismal Font; High Mass ad Vespers. Easter Sunday, 7 A. u., Mass n and French sermon; 10, High Mass and Eng- pell lish sermon; the collection taken up at all refe Masses is for the Ecclesiastical Seminary of alth the Diocese; 7 r. M., Solemn Benediction. bly St. Alphonsus' ad other Redemptorist Charches. spit Sunday, 10 A. M., blessing of Palms and sing ing of Passion; 7 r. N., sermon and Benedic tion. Wednesday, no public exercises; only Confessions. Thursday and Friday, servicesat 8 A. it., and great sermons at 7 P. M. Holy TI Saturday, services begin at 7 A. M; in the ccir evening at 7 o'clock grand Resurrection pro- tati cession in St. Mary's; nothing in other and churches. The sermons at St. Alphoneus' on ing. Sunday and Friday will be preached by the the Rev. B. A. Neithart, C. SS. R. exce Church of St. . Jhn the Baptist.--Tnebre sent Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7; Don o'clock; High Mass, Thursday, Friday and city 8Sturday at 84 o'clock ; sermon, Good Friday sa might at 74, by Rev. L. Kenedy. DI t.Pasic'sp Chsok.--Palm Sunday, blessing W e* the Palms, to be immediately followed by T, the Solemn High Maus, at 9 A. . Wednesday, Ofce of Tenebre boglis at 7:30 P. x. Holy rs Th rsday, Soleman High Mas, Exposition, . i Pression of Most Blessed Saorament, at 8 a. i.; Omoe of Tenebr.c at 7:30 r. . Good e Friday, Mass of the Pre-SanctiSed at 7:30 A . U.; sermon on the Passion, by Rev. Father Foote, at7:30 rP. . Holy Saturday, Office of B. P. I the day begins at 7 A. . T.G DEAT or a JUa'rr FATIEIR AT SPRIu IInL.. le We are palined to have to announce the death ThOI at 8pring Hill College, near Mobile, Ala., of a. t*e Rev. Frederlck Iarnaudie, S.J. He died . at 1 o'clock on the morning of Thursday, 26th To o March Next week we shall give a fitting easee of the lamented deceased. Or asr MAsa or a Youxo PalsT-Rev. J. Int Calier, one of the gentlemen ordained lass the i --k by His Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop leave SNew Orleana, will celebrate his first Mams dersta - . Thereea's church to-day (Sunday) at 10 of the tends I ,pr gertll.l . Archbishoprlo of New Orleans. COLLICTION FOR THE DIOCISAN SEMINARY. The Reverend Pasto- should remind the Sfaithful, both on Passion Sunday and Palm 1574. Sunday, of he collection which is to be taken up on Easter Sunday In all the churches and chapels of the diocese and at all the Masses, for the benefit of the Diocesan Seminary. _ 3 00 The mere announoement of the collection 2 will not sutce. The Rev. Clergy should in 40 00 sist on the importance and neoessity of this ,, . work, and make the fJthful well understand that it is their duty to contribute thereto, as much as they can. This work is the most important of all, since all other charitable and religious works are necessarily subordinate thereto. Our Most Rev. Archbishop has been com pelled, through want of sufficient means, to eton. refuse admission to several applicants, and, although the number of priests has consider ably increased within a few years, still there are many Catholics who are yet deprived of spiritual assistance. It is a duty for those Catholics who are already provided with churches and priests, to come to the assistance of their brethren who are deprived of these spiritual benefits in spite of the good will and exertions of our Most Rev. Archbishop, who connot provide for all unless he is assisted. Let all Catholics show some good will, and the result of the collection can easily be doubled. By order of the Most Rev. Archbishop: G. RAYMOND, V. O. .ers, New Orleans, March 19, 1874. ders -1 ar." The above letter, written by com- I mand of the Most Rev. Archbishop, is so I otly forcible that we feel little can be added to I sent its strength by any words of ours. ints, For several years the collections have 4 the not amounted to mucoh more than one-half 3 the expense of educating the limited num ber of young men whom Iles Grace is pre- I paring for the ministry. Not only is he l lral compelled to teach, clothe and feed these I are candidates but, as our readers well know, a hbes he is also obliged to pay their traveling ex- v hey penses from Europe, as vocations among I loly our own people are so few that we may be c oae- said to depend entirely upon foreign lands a for our priests. Under these circumstances, t c and remembering all that has been done 0 oly for us in the past by other dioceses and b mu- countries, the leats we could do now would b be'to pay the actual expenses of educating c those who are to minister to our wants and those of our children in the future. w lay, That we do not exaggerate in saying that sl 3e. the collections have not amounteA to muchk 71 more than one-half the expenses incurred, w ool is proved by the fact that the latter have uI ing averaged from $12,000 to $15,000 a year, whereas the &bllections have been : gh Easter. 1571..............:.........1. 37 10 hioan.rtT.sl, ei l....................... 3474 68 51|711 78w ay Easter, I"d.................. ... : 6701 7 Christ mas, 172 ri.................r . __. c6 5r It ill as ier o. 173 ..t................ . .) c a t t Chrlstmas, 1i73..............-... 3934 65 a -- 7153 65 Pc cm Total for three y *rs ......................21.433 93 ar Int Thus, six collections, taken up throughout tri bi., the entire diocese, and at intervals of about an Ssix months, have realized little more on ch than one of our first-class Fairs, thereby ex- fat Ig- hibiting to the world and to ourselves a ab A. phase in our character as a people not too oel hmuch to our credit. fia: The remedy, and the only remedy, is mo ,h with odrselves. Let us each contribute hel ,liberally, generously. Let every man, bob awoman and child who attends Mass next Son Sunday, give something; not the smallest bin i., amount possible, but an amount corres- des o, pending with his means. Then will our 7 in Very Rev. Vicar General be relieved of the qua uig npleasant duty of stating a fact so humili- fore l ating to us lay Catholics as that contained whi in his letter above and which we repeat: aba " Our Most Rev. Archbishop has been com- pie $- pelled, through want of sufficient means, to 11 refuse admission to several applicants, and, amo 3f although the number of priests has considers. call bly increased within a few years, still there are many Catholics who are yet deprived of e. spiritual assistance." to I-- - in h The American Pilgrimage. says coN·rTrIUCTIONs IRECEI VE), TI The following contributions have been re- litt ceived for the purpose of sending a represen- Its I tative on the American pilgrimage to Lourdes that r and Rome. in the person of Dr. Emile Donme- Ilon Sing. Six hundred dollars will be required for tion the purpose indicated. If the contributions exceed that amount, the surplus will be pro. ro sented to our Holy Father, the Pope, by Dr. med Donmeing, in the name of the faithful of this lI city: Rom Mrsr . X. WlI r m. Johbn DouglaDs-ct o sei rot orly. Gresen 0 0 e whrei...c.hu " a rat liA. e ourk. o0 0O ~o I.0 " ' a- t... - • •. Bo............o at - . Wan. art . 1000 J.t C. Vaicaar G S0 Thesm toa ..... 10o o00 LuT. eb uee ..."" tooe. l·tnd M Dto 10 00 Lr i --" ........ o ral. He-rv.re-....., 00 C.L. . . . • H. . Dan .500. 50 Mrsl.J ,a:lr ..... tI. ltail.5 00 p. Moli.-th w 0. to it lmee it.......50 J. T. ....... 200 James hat........ . . O lsasa. 00 laud T~nms ~7..... 5 H.NcMamssU .5 D.Job ey .....s . o W. .. urpb ...... 00 ....... • 500..... JS0 Y. Orebsh. ai T.. r......... At 0.op...... 0O W. , Celn. 3 00 JoM.R. ..1! 00 Rv. T.HLl...... 3 0o M. TUlly ...... en Jh ee Dares...... O it. Dtllo- ........... . 00 T-e.1.w sj.2-- C o.D. U ::" eer " ... Petei ,.o s. " e"... hail Total....... .................. .. An.d OYFO. TaU PILGRIMAOGE.-R.. . C. Moyniha T pastor of St. Peter's church, Third District: comi: intends to Join the American Pilgrimage to the S the Srette of Lourdes and Rome, which will authi leave New York on the 16th of May. We on- the C derstand also that the Very Rev. Vicar General it is of the dioesre of Mobile, Father Pellicer, in- ed wi tends to aceompany the Pilgrimage. origi . oly Week. We are now entering upon the last per at iod of Lent, called Holy Week. To-day, I the Palm Sunday, we commemorate the tri Palm umphal entry of our Savior into Jerusalem, sken escorted by an entbusiastio people who s and sang hosannas in his praise. But we shall asses, have time throughout the week to dwell upon the fickleness of that same people, etion who spat upon him and crucified him a few d in- days afterwards. These events typify the this glory of this world and the treacherous tand character of human applause. most We have thbroughout the week a most Sand impressive expereince placed before our nate eyes. It shows more clearly than mere words could ever tell, that the goods of Dom- this life, its treasures most esteemed of s, to men, are entirely beyond their control. and, Here is a picture, such as can be seen no ider- where else so forcibly drawn, of royal hers state, popular acclamation, health, beauty, d of and the safety due to innocence, suddenly ose changed into derision and public execra tion, the feebleness of wounds, the uncome bese liness of bruises, extreme peril of death and through violence, yea, into death itself, in who licted by the officers of a so-called justice. tad. After this, who can hope to control the the possessions of this life t Who can be sur- t led. prised at the wrecks of human happiness a which strew the road of life on every band 6 " Lost spouses, lost children, lost fortunes, t lost honors, losses everywhere, disappoint )m- ment everywhere; what man who has Iso lived to fall maturity and has not learned n I to the bitterness of the lesson which Holy h Week merely reproduces from his own t ave experience, sanctified, indeed, with the ex ialf ample of Divinity itself? t im- Is life, then, a rain and a failure ? Yes, t re- if regarded from the false point of view of he human error, but not at all, if looked at as ese intended by the Creator. It is intended as iw, a Holy Week of mortification and true as ex- wisdom, of self-denial and sacrifice. It is w ,ng intended as a journey up a mountain, each t be one bearing a cross along the whole route, ds and einding death upon the summit. It is in es, true that the cross is generally light and the ne companionship of the way often pleasant, fa ad but we should never forget that the real it ald business of the journey is carrying the Oi ng cross, and its inevitable end is death. foi its This is faith; but hope is there also. If no we suffer with our Master and for Him, we th iat shall rise sad be glorified with Him. For all in ch who have spent life as a Holy Week, there id, will be an Easter Sunday of joy and tri- Bie ue umplih. A Genius for Insolence. sir Mi There isa journal in this city to which wr 78 we seldom refer, and never with pleasure. tei It is a paper in favor of which we must to admit, however, that it is handsomely sup- mil 5 ported by the public and that its editorials the , are not without marks of genius. But the it truth compels us to say that the public rec it support which it gets is a most unwilling ene o one-a barefaced robbery on its part, in e t- fact,-and that the only gleam of genius stri a about it consiats in a decided facility for in- mo ,o solence. It knows how to be saucy and de- the fiant, how to be pert, intrusive and full of of a mockery in the face of a disgusted and Par e helpless community, just like an ill-bred Fat boy, grinning and making faces at a pris- plei soner who does not dare to catch hold of will t him and give him the spanking which he Gand deserves. We refer to the Republican. r This organ of nobody, this public enemy re ) quartered on the community by military nun . force, drunk, as it were, with a success pats I which ought to make it humble with shame, amuses itself by insulting the peo- Pros ple upon whose misfortune it thrives, and among others, Catholics come in periodi cally for their share of the insults. To give a very recent example of this, we have only 1. to quote a few sentences from an editorial in tl in last Tuesday's issue of that paper. It :ie says, speaking of Reme : The ancient city seems to have log since 4 passed into a condition where it can exercise a little influence upon the kingdoms ofthaearth. all t Its latest away was founded on an assumption G that the spiritual insurance of mankind could and alone be effected at that central office. Re- 7. ligious faith then became the staple produc- g tion of Rome. Divine dogmas were prononnc- high ed, often as obscure as those formerly uttered 9 lawful wedlock or bastardized at the will of th Rome.have How strikingly erroneous is the very whi first atterance. The influence of Rome, W, as the head of the Church, was never more have powerful than to-day. The old man in prop prison does not control the world by force, keep but at his utterance every nation is moved to its foundation. Look at the mighty war ST waged by the German Empire, Switzer- Or. land. Spain, and Italy combined, against csnn. Rome. They have done their worst and this I already the shadow of failure and defeat is i upon them. Does that mighty contest ah show that Rome has no longer any "in- ael fluence upon the kingdoms of the earth t" olergJ Peter in chains was none the less powerfol, peopl for the angels stood ready to break those ligion chains when the proper time bshould come. under And so it is to-day. sides, The blashemous securrility of "faith be- vole coming a staple production" we leave to howe the final penitence or impenitence of its gentle author. As to obaseurity of the dogmas of i the Church, it is a novel charge. Certain It is that no dogma has ever been announed ed which doesam not stand at this day in it aon origLual form and language. ..W are not os aware that there is any obscurity of style t per- about them. Certainly the effort has al 3-day, ways been, as in the late instance of Papal e tri- Infallibility, to make every point so distinct alem, as to preclude any cavil for the future, a who if possible. Then, the astounding asser shall tion that royal "marriages were broken at dwell the will of Rome !" Why, every tyro in eople, catechism knows that at Rome, and at a few Rome only, in this world, marriage is held fy the utterly indissoluble under every circum ierons stance; and every tyro in liatory knows that Henry VIII of England carried that most nation into the vortex of Protestantism, a our because Rome would not and could not mere grant him a divorce. Again : de of The feast days f the asints are so many days of idleness and festivity, and the various ad of phases of divinity make the holy objects of atrol. worship nearly as numerous as under the mythology to which it succeeded. Observe the malignant animus -of the royal assertion that in the Catholic religion there auty, are "phases of divinity." That is to say, reply when the Church teaches "there is one ecra- God" she contradicts herself by teaching ome- also that the saints of God are worthy of honor. Can so gross an error be put for f, in- ward in good faith t stice. Rome has about the population of a third I the rate Americancity. She has no other comgperce sur- than that of souls, and no manfasotfius ex cept of relics. She is the "Old Curiosity Shop" iness of the world, and her people make their sub and sistence by exhibiting and amplifying its an tiquated wonders. Dues, Alas, poor Rome ! The New Orleans has .Reblican is bent on her final extinguish red ment. For a thousand years she] oly was mistress of the material world by oly her courage and prowess; for more than a J thousand elapsed since then, she has been e er- mistress of the world in its spiritual affairs; t the most enlightened writers antagonistic c es, to her faith acknowledge that it will our- a o of vive in fall vigor when nations which are I it as now powerful shall have fallen into rain ; t immortality is stamped upon her grandeur, rue and the noblest of the earth, dreamers and It i workers, poets and historians, warriors and ach statesmen, walk with uncovered heads te, among the hallowed monuments of her r the imperishable greatness. At least, all this p was so, a few months since. And has she ti ant, fallen so low within so short a time; has sc real it come to this at last, that even the New 51 the Orleans .Reptblican finds her a fit subject b for stale jokes t It is just possible that 1n notwithstanding the nibbling of small fry, we the old ship will float on as staunch and al invulnerable as ever. Let us take hope. T ere TI tri- Blessing of the New Bell at St. Michael's Church. at sc During the few weeks which have elapsed since his appointment to the pastorship of St. re Michael's church, the Rev. T. Heslin has of ich wrought great changes in the spiritual and G4 ire. temporal affairsof theparish. Besideseecuring fe net to his parishioners the great advantages of a ha 3p_ mission by the Dominican Fathers and giving ic as them an opportunity of listening to some of im jut the best preachers of our city, he has given sot lic renewed vigor and life to the parochial school, me and, in other ways, has infused into the people tir new fervor, zeal and activity. He is now nit in energetically at work preparing for the con- glt us struction of a school-house sufficiently com n- modious to accommodate all the children of tha le. the parish. Among ther things the necessity wI of of which have lon een sorely feltjin the roe od parish, was that of a church-bell. This fer ed Father Heslin ordered at once, and we are ma is. pleased to announce that it has arrived and eve of will be blessed to-day at two o'clock. His all be Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop, willofficiate, and the Rev. J. Moynihan, Jr., will preach. an The ceremonies will be very imposing, and we y are sure that the faithful will come in large ful ry numbers from all parts of the city to partici- at as pate in them., Gh cat a- Premises Made by Jesus Christ, to the Blessed id Margaret Mary, Religious of the Visitation, in Favor of Those Devoted to en His Sacred Heart. the wit y . I will give them all the graces necessary the l in their state of life. 2, I will cause Peace to reign in their fai- T lies. pet 3. I will console'tfem in their sufferings. but 4. I will be their assured refuge during life, nat :e and above all in death. e 5. I will shower abundant benedictions on vat * all their undertakings. the n G. Sinners will find in my heart the source, d and an infinite ocean of mercy. 7. Tepid souls will become fervent. us, 8. Fervent souls will advance rapidly to a awe d high perfection. 9. I wi bless houses where the image of my f Salcred IHeartwill be exposed and honored. 10. I will give Priests the talent of moving T n the most hardened hearts. 11. Those who propagate this devotion wfll have their names written in my Heart, from joys which they haul never be effaced. one [Life of Bda. Margaret Mary. tai We would suggest to our many readers, who may Shave this bantifnl devotion at heart, the for I propriety of cutting out the above slip and Skeeping it in their prayer books. i r ST. JonN's FaIn-Taz Wons Goxe BRAVELY n Ou.-Judging from the number of ladies now ni canvassing the city for votes in the contests at mer this Fail, all the contestants seem determined tha to win. Particularly active in this friendly t rivalry are the friends and parishioners of e Fathers Kenny and Cornelius Moynihan-the candidates for the gold watch. As these two clergymen are known and loved by all the Fr. people of our city who take an interest in re- Esq., ligious matters, nearly everyone finds himself " Ho: under the pleasant obligation of helping both ffitet sides, and thus it will not surprise us if the of th vote proves a tie. Against this contingency, whicl however, the more ardent admirers of the two A. T gentlemen, in their respective parishes, are Bishe providing by securisagoertain specified amounts tion to be used at the last moment. In Lilienthal's beat window, 95 Canal street, may be seen a large eone namber of prizesr to be offered at the Fair, pract among others being a splendid silver te and sick. eoca servie, for raSe at hfty oeats a ehao*e. beok - -·. -. ~·~: ·~:s.h~;-b;i~*`~~a~; style The Conbert Lat Tuesday for the Little Sisters of a al- the Poor. ?apal The concert for the benefit of the old people itinci In charge of the Little Bisters of the Poor, tare, given last Tuesday, at Grunewald Hall, was a aser- beautiful illustration of that paternal Provi en at dence which, while bidding us remember that o in the poor are always with us, inspires the d at heart of man with divine suggestions for their held temporal relief and spiritual advancement. The Little Sisters themselves are indeed one cum- of the helping hands stretched out by the nows Heavenly Father towards His poor; but an. that other hand is needed to complete the work, aism, and this dther one In really the active, noble, not generous workers who come to the aid of the Sisters in their holy mission of charity. many The generous ladles and gentlemen who nn rious dertook the management of this concert, cer. tsof tainly deserve more than a passing word of encouragement and gratitude; while the whole the enterprise, with its modest and talented per here formers, its refined and elevating music, its high-toned and excellent management, be oy comes one of those beautiful examples of well one directed charity of which our city is justly ing proud. p of Before speaking of the many musical gems for- offered for our entertainment during the eveo ing, we must not fail to notice the pretty pird. poetical fancy displayed in the badges worn ex- on this occasion by the ashers-all of whom o were gentlemen of the highest standing. anb- These badges were small boquets of rare and an- delicate flowers fastened by white ribbons ans the whole idea suggestive of those pure and iah- beautiful virtues whose fragrance perfumes this earth and ascends, as incense, towards I she Heaven. by We were also singularly impressed by the na graceful, modest manners of the fair perform een ers; and we thought we read upon their faces I ire; that calm serenity which springs from the 4 atic consciousness of doing good-not for man's 4 ur- approval-but for the holier purpose of doing are it unto Him who has promised a blessed re In; compense for even a cup of water given in arHis name. gad The concert was opened by a duet of Hertz, a ad for the piano, performed by Madame H. and her young, talented daughter. This was the perfection of time and harmony, the most s her rapid and diffinlt scales being executed in so his perfect an accord as to make one doubt that '1 the two instruments were being used. The bass E Ias solo from Kuoken, by Mr. Bremer, was a soft, 1 ow sweet serenade, transporting the listener to ect balmy groves and moonlight skies, and teach- t ast ing the heart how easily it can be attuned to c the emotions which such music must evoke. t od We need not add that Mr. Bremer rendered t the piebe with exquisite skill and tenderness. e The air from " Charles VI." was a real oper- o atic gem, and given with a manner seldom fl achieved by amateurs. med The solo from " Le Prophete," by Miss H., a; St. recalled all the enjoyments of this charming a ass opera. The encore was a selection from one of nd Gottschalk's home melodies, and was so per-. t ng fectly rendered that the brilliantly lighted k: E a hall, the fair, young, performer, the aristocrat- d, ug ic audience, all floated out of sight, and we it of imagined ourselves under the orange trees on to en some Southern plantation, listening to the tt ul, melody of happy negroes who, in the olden te ,le time, made their banjo speak the dolce-far- at ow nienie of their lives, and the wild and careless di n- gladness of their hearts. th n- "La Poupee de Nuremburg" was given with( f the sweetness and clearness of a silver flute; ha ty while the singer added to the taste and cor- ne 1e rectness of her manner a peculiar charm of ev is feature-the wonderful witchery of a pair of re magic eyes, which would have won all hearts, m, id even had her voice failed to reach and charm be .is all ears. " Le Pirate," a duo, given with great power m' h. and skill, was well deserving of the prolonged an re applause which it received; while the beauti- re ful basket of flowers, which was literally laid h at the feet of the singers, symbolled in a deli- be cate manner the flowers of song which their ed lips had scattered over our hearts. co Mr. B- and Mr. St. - sang with their etc usual precision and skill. The sweet, sympa- lite thetic voice of the latter gentleman thrilled us with unwonted pleasure, and seemed to make of y the very air musical around us. The second part of the programme wps a re petition in style, melody and power of the first; poi but we have not space to mention any other tal name than that of Miss Y-, whose culti- ham vn ated voice and effective manner seemed to us the perfection of song and sentiment. It was eve really the Prophet's mother who stood before con us, pouring out her agony and love, and 1 a awakening in our hearts the responsive chords anm of every feeling, whether of grief or pity, hope ban or fear. pea The delightful accompaniment of Professor Weber was no small part of the evening's en- an joyment, and made the concert perfect in every an one of its details. Indeed, the entire enter. bro tainment was of no ordinary character, and w may well entitle both the managers and per- no I formers to hearty and well-deserved applause her May these two heads of Provideuce-te he t Little Sisters of the Poor and a generous- hon hearted public--continue thus to work in her unison, drawing down blessing on our city and eve meriting for themselves praise more enduringo than human tongae can utter, a recompense tio more rare than human power oan beetow-viz: a sh the gratitude of the aged poor and the rich shl benedictions of their Hevenly 'Protector. pries expi From our enterprising friend, P. F. Gogarty, hin Esq., we have received two valuable works: dat " Holy Week" snd "Consolation for the af- acco flicted." The Brat contains the whole litargy atre of the Church for Holy 'Week; the second, t which is a translation from the French by Mrs. the A. T. Sadlier, is highly approved of by the ta Bishop of Montreal. It is an excellent colleo- toe tion of maxims and prayers taken from the best authors who have addressed words of Re consolation to asfleted souls-and alsoo entais their practical instructions for the comfort of the tba5 t siok. For these worns sad ill other religion Le boos, the reader sheald all on Meu.t . u Sof omething Aboat Japan. ,ople HOW TrE MIKADO- TRIEs TO RlEGUnrET Pr o ri Asaxos. Poor, a a In a review of a late work on Japa rovi- Mr. Mosaman, the 2bb.e says : that The success of the Amerloan expedi the under Commodore Perry in 1858 was their doubtedly due in great measure to a t. tact of its leader, who had closely stati one the character of the Japanese, and nade the stood how to deal with them ; and it also appeared that the rigid isolatie long persevered in was in no respect ror, reslt of national idiosaynoracy, but a-ero able, a policy adopted in order to meet peeal tf he circumatances ; for the Japanese bar shown themselves to be eminently re-a Stive and Imitative, and exceedingly - sirous to advance in art, literature, oa Gr science, although reticent to an extra r of dinary degree as to all that concerns t hole internal affairs of their country. Since t per. renewed intercounre with Europe, thai its stridee have been remarkable, and hi probable that their future progress will - be less rapid. Moreover, since Christiani ell ty is now indirectly tolerated, we hs1 iatly reason to hope that a country where - many martyrs have gloriously shed thi s blood, will, in time, be won over to ti true Faith. It is not surprising that our early relations with Japan much is tty orane respectig its government shou rorn have prevailed, and, as Mr. M mosamnl hom says, "It was not the policy of the Slo" lag and his representatives to disabuse tL an minds of foreign envoys of their erres so we made treaties with "His MaJesty Tycoon," whom we called "the Tem-p nd Emperor," quite unaware that we wear a rety negotiating with a mere Generas ards simo whose acta were at any time liable h be disavowed by his sovereign the MiWnhs heAs to the latter potentate, Mr. Meam objects to his claiming the imperial digau Snity, because Japan had been conliderei es merely a province, and by no means a the of the largest provinces of China, to which n country its rnlers always paid tribute 'b gs aince at the ratifictalon of the treaty be. tween Japan and China in 1873 Tedma S the Japanese Minister Plenipotentiary, was received in the same manner as the envoys of Russia, Great Britain, America, Franee rtz, and Holland, and exempted altoether and from the degrading ceremony of .Hotao the exception to the title of Emperor as borne by the Mikado seems unreasonable ot and unwarranted, since he is, now at all so events, as independent a sovereign as at Tang Chi himself. • The abolition of the s Siogoonate. and the consolidation of the s Mikado's Government, a change which naturally wasnotetected withoutmauohds. turbance ; the establishment of a Japanes Parliament, the adoption of the Earop. to calendar, the reorganization of the educe, e. tiosal institutions, the abolition of feudal .ed tenure, the reconstruction of the arm the a. establishment of a mint and the colrcail of a new gold and silver coinage, ares few of the most important proceedings. m The position of women has also much al tered for the better, althongh it would ., appear that their degradation was never approved of by enlightened Japanese, bat, so far as it obtained, was merely an - growth of Chinese teaching. On the coa r-trary, no less than eight Empresses are ed known to have reigned in Japan, and un ,t. der their wise rule the country flourished e in a high degree. The present Mikado, in his message to the nobles permitting them to take their wife and daughters with e them in their visits to foreign countries, the rn text of which is given by Mr. Hosaman, r shows how clearly the young monarch un derstands the necessity of educating wisely the mothers of future generations, although so far as we know, only five young ladies ,h (those sent by him to the United States) ; have as yet availed themselves of their r. new privileges. The young Mikado, how f ever, not content that growth in civiliza tion should be a work of time, proceeded to enact sumptuary laws regulating so a, merely the dress and coiffure of the men but the toilettes of the ladies also, thcm latter being informed that henceforth they < must dispense with female hairdressers, and do up their own hairl The decree-. was certainly arbitary, and could not be received with favor; but even this might d have been borne could the husbands have i- been permitted to retain the tightly twist r ed top-knot and bushy ear-coverings which constituted beauty in the eyes o an ad miring spouse! The following amusing r story, which must not however be taken a literally true, exemplifies the indignation which these sumptuary edicts were capable of arousing in the Japanese female mind, which seems to have its own peculiar no tions as to the rights of women. A mag istrate who had visited Koffa for the pur pose of transacting business, and wasde tained there longer than he had anticipated, had allowed his hair to grow in European fashion. This gentleman returned to his home in the absence of his wife, who, how ever, shortly made her appearance to wel come him back : But instead of rushing at him, she stood anszed at the hirsute appearance of her bhus hand's head. At first she burst forth into a peal of laughter at the strange comical ap pearance he presented, in Yr esthation. Sis gave way, however, to a bhysterical fit of anger, and she broke into a torrent of abuse, which ended in a vow not to live with him any more. The lady then started for her brother's home to seek shelter there, but gat was her astonishment to fnd that he also had adopted the "baurbarian," coiffuare. Determinaed not to take up her abode where any ma had in her opinion, taken to sueh a folish suatos she went to the residence of a venerable unole, thinknug that he would not abandon the time honored moae of shaving the had. To her disgnst and indignation she found that even he-had allowed his grisly hairs do grow after the foreign fashion. Here she was thor oughly perplexed, and, after grave considera tIon, resolvedon confesing her grievance * Sshaven-roewned Boddhist priest. This ma a moparthzed with her, and gave her food and s"ter the temple where both nuns ad expiration of a few days, the oblef priest be came alarmed lat her bnsband should have him punished for giving his wife shelter. He communicated his fears to the lady, who imme diately left the monastery, ad from Ist accounts, became a wanderer tJrough the strmte. At 5 o'clock this evening the gentlemen of the Pilgrimage Committee will meet in the' Star HaIL Al Catholics interested are invited to be present at ths meeting. 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