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Unilng Star, and Cathokt Messenger.
o atA OR.A,. SUIDAY. MARlCB I+. I14.
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.
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.
J. J. O'CONw.LL, Savannah.
Geonoe NELSao, Macon, Ga.
mnmLan. i
Marn Batx, Natchez.
3. F. Owmes, Vicksbnrg.
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
[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
,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
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
I ,pr gertll.l
. Archbishoprlo of New Orleans.
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
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:
.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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
o ri Asaxos.
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
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.
Read Braselman r & Adams' list of pries in
their advertlement on eor iRh pag, asd Joe will e
hat theirs is the pliae at whek to Lavast.
Levy Bros., 580 Magasine street, ofe great

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