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Merning Star and Catholic Messenger.
PUBLIaBZD EVERY SUINDAY MORNlIO. REV. A. J. RYAN, EDITOR-INRCHIEF. Now ORLEANs, SUNDAY. MAY 3. 1874. OUR CLUE ]UATS Ioa PAPERS SENT BY MAIL TO ONE ADDRESS One Copy (one year) ................. 3 00 tliveC oeS 1 .................. 250 a .Co . . . " ...---0-------- 0 nwtyCopies ".. .................. 40 00 No orders will receive attention unleass o eOpanled by the cash. Agents for the Star. II t'llIANA. 8. LANAux, Franklin. TIM. DUGOAN, ibatoln Ronge. J. . GOALIsAGlIEt, '"'S 'ol.tflce ast., Galveston. J. L. LAYrK'imc.lc n, Laredtlo C. C. llsvINe, IIouston. Ml.lI LIPIPII. MARTIN BrnK, Natchez. E. F. OwENs, Vicksburg. CALENDAR OF THE WEEK. lay...... May l-Findllng of the iloly Croes. aay.....May 4---ti. MlIi,,la, Widow. fMsay..... May 5-St. 'le, V.. Pope oand 1 Coo, cor. Waleaday..May 6, t..Iohn I,before the Latin (/at. Thasday ...ay -l-St StAnlnllaus Iliebl, and Martyr. lay...... aye -Apparition of St. Michael, Alh st arday....May -It. tiregory Naelanzee, IUIltop. I Confessor sliad Doctor of the Church. Denis Ryan, Esq., will act as agent for the I IAR at Whistler, Ala. Mr. Staub, at Goldthwaite's bookstore, 69 Canal street, has always a full supply of Northern dailies and weeklies. The Pilgrimage ceremonies of to day will I take place in St. Mary!s Church, on Josephine street. The prayers for those who do not Join In the public exercises, are the 50th Psalm, t ruserere, or " Have mercy on me, oh God ' " one of the seven penitential psalms,-and the erce Dominse, which is said three times. Those e who cannot read, or who have no book, can n replace these with five Our Father's and five h Hail Mary's. o LECTURE Yor FATER ROONEY FOIR TIlE OVE.R eLOW SUFFEREnB.-At St. Michael's churc1, a Annunciation Square, Rev. T. Heslin, pastor, the Dominican Missionary, Rev. J. A. Rooney, t who is well known and much admired through- J out the Boath, will lecture on Monday evening, May 11th, at 7 o'clock. His subject will be " Bismarck and the Church." Tickets .o t cents; the proceeds to go to the relief of the suferers by the overflow. Ii FAiR FoR ST. JOHN t1 II AlTICi' CHUIrCI.- The Fair for this church was closed last Sun day evening. Our readers will be pleased to learn that it was a fine success. So far no re-. o turns have been given nu, Lnt we presume ca they will be ready in time for our next issue. tl The $h00 horse was v on by Mr. 1'. J. Sullivan, tr aboutl,i00 havinglben netted by the re.t,,it. i Mr. John Grayer, of the Third District, who i was the holder of ticket (;,', won the silver set. ST. l'ATIlICh't CtltihttI.- Ce(ll,'lion for /te vi Bajteerrs.-In respons., to the appeal of the gi Most Rev. Archbishop in behalf of the " suf terers," the collectiou at the different imasses its to-day will be appropriated for their benefit. The very mention of the object is as certain of enlisting the sympathy of the faithful as of h inducing them to contribute in the most gen erons manner possible toward the alleviation of the frightful miseries of our suffering corn- rij ounity. QI MIsiroN IN AtIGIFIs Iy I)OMINICAN FATHERS. cc We understand that a mission was commenced wI in the Church of the Holy Name of Mary, to Algiert, last Sunday. It is given by the dis-. t tinguished lominican Fatheos, Rooney and Turner, of Louisville, whose missionary labors At throughout the South duling the past three 11' years have been productive of much good. wi So far the attendance has been very numer- all ous and is daily increasing. Every night at en j7 o'clock the church, though large, is crowded. on The mission will continue till next Sunday, wl May 10th, on which day Ills Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop, will be present to administer till the Sacrament of Confirmation. --- ha SS. PFtlnit ANTD PA.r.'Si CATIroi.Ic ToTAI. All- mi 8TINF.NCI: AsR(CIAI1ON.-Laat Sunday this So- of cliety was permanently organized ,by the adop- c tion of a Constitution and the election of officers for the ensuing year. The followillg named well-known gentlemen were elected . CO R. II. Hartley, lPresident ; 1). Sullivan, Vice President : C. Everett, IRecording Secretary ; nI J. Reany, Financial Secretary ; J. O'Neil, Mar- gr abal; P. Ryan, Sergeant-at Arms. Delegates col to State Union . S. Sullivan, Jas. 11. Douglas, te Wm. Maher, J. Tonmnolly and C. Everett. ku Rev. J. D. Flanasgsan, the realous curate of the he parish, who has charge of the I't*i'anl, during As Father Moynihan's a lbtsece, was chosenl Spir- i Itual Director. About a dozen new memlbers i were admitted, increasing the total IIltniber to wi orty-three. The 8ociety w ll meet to-day at tiu 12 o'clock. cal Sr. MIt(Ians.'s FA.. .-This entertainoment eloeed last BMonday night. We are happy to at learn that the Res. Pastor, Father leslinl Oonsidering the lmary dlirticulties iu the way of a the ladies, is well lh,,leald ithll thile lccess at- to tending their *florts. \While the reiIrns from all some tables have not be.ll in irolportion to the thill labors of the good ladi.o in lcharge, or the ge valuable prizes offered, thoise Irtmn other tatles as have far exceeded popular expllectations. si At St. Patrick's table, Mhss liarris was tilhe suoeeaful candidate in the contest for the lady's watch, and at St. Alphonsus' table, Mr. C ObCffe in that for the gentleman's watch. Lo Next Monday evening, at 7 o'clock, there frie wil be a novel and exciting entertainment in the tha ball. The prise on the occasion will be a for Sdieltai donkey, donated to the parish some plas 1. ssalie., and for which many young gentle- chu e:, ase to oontest. As it is expected that iy ( bse wlE be mueh excitement durlong the oft raehmen will be provided for all diet ,r. Bishop Gibbons and the Irish World. In the assue of the Irish World of April 25th uit. we find a column article entitled "The Queen's Birthday and an Episcopal Autograph," which we cannot find com mendable under any aspect. Its allusions to the Bishop of Richmond are not only A ill-timed and unjust, but decidedly disre spectful. The World undertakes to be 00 excessively Irish, but we suspect that 50 60 money is at the bottom of its nationality. 00 Certainly it is very un-Irish to speak un e- kindly and even insolently of a prelate so distinguished for zeal and piety as Bishop Gibbons. It is also very un-Irish not to have mother wit enough to know that sensationalism must not tread upon for bidden ground. The occasion of t'ie present patriotic out-burst of the Irish World is a lettt r of Bishop Gibbons written in reply to an in vitation to be present at a celebration of Victotia's birthday soon to be held at Richmonid. We published the letter in question two weeks ago and need not re plroduce it now. It seems that certain British residents of Richmond determined to celebrate the event referred to, and in t,- vited the Bishop, as one of the public dig nitaries of the place, to be present. The answer was an acceptance couched in kind o and respectful terms. At this the Irish WIorld flares up in the following language: This letter, like most documents of the sort, i is studiously vagueand non-committal; still it positively encourages and approves of the coming celebration-and in this does it offend. The festival in question is avowediy British, 11 monarchial, and un-American-a fact of which Bishop Gibbons certainly cannot be ignorant. To go even further, the motives that prompt this commemorat-on are empha , tically anti-American. In the published ad dress which first attracted attention to the anniversary, we find the following phrases: "That many of us (British settlers) shall a ever be converted to Republicanism, I pray ° not. We know and appreciate too well the blessings of our oen form of government, and ! see how vastly superior it is to the despotism of a Republio. It wcill do Iictoria's heart good to know tma: her subjects are still loyal the .di flag, altthoug. they , are in an alien land." Hlere is aset of servile rascals living in our midst, brepthing the air that sweeps around the homes and tombs of Washington and - Jefferson, yet boasting of the:r changeless al legiance to a foreign sovereign. Surely, if e there were manysuch settlers, Nativism would bhre arguments enough to jisify its proscrip u tive tenets ! In his letter Bishop Gibbons in e timates that the otbject of their meeting is I "the encouragement of emigration from Eng land." From no point of view can we see that ouch emigration should enlist the sym- i pathies of an American citizen. We cannot hold that respectable citizens of any foreign monarchy, residing in this I country, should be cut off from social in I tercourse because of loyalty to their coun try. This would be an extreme of Repub licanism as affected and irrational as the 1 orhl' Iriashism. We cannot carry poli- i tical convictions so far as to refuse an in vitation to a good dinner because it is given in honor of the Queen, or even if it were given by the Queen. At Washington itself, doubtless the British minister will I give just such a dinner, at which the I highest functionaries of our government 1 will assist, without tainting the escutcheon I of their Republicanism. In England too, right under the metaphorical nose of the t Queen, the 4th of July is most brillantly I celebrated by Democrats and Aristocrats, I without any offence being thereby given to the British Lion which used to roar so e at the Eagle. - j No. We believe that the shock to its t Americanism, so artfully pleaded by the W'orld, is only feigned to make a point 1 with. The real offense, if there be any at t all, is that an Irishman, or an Am- I erican of Irish blood, should in some a manner sympathize with a government a which has been so unjust to Ireland. It a may be that in Ireland drinking the Queen's health or celebrating her birthday a has a special political significance. It b may be traditionally regarded as a trait is of Orangeisml and a' desertion of Ireland's b cause. But if so, it is only conventional, c and can have no such meaning in this 1 country. p llerie Englishmen and Irishmen, Orange- t meni and patriots, all meet on neutral a ground. It is uusec-mily to transfer to this I country the acrimony and the arbitrary n tests of European issues. Bishop Gibbons it knows that, though of Irish parentage, c ihe is oflicially an American BIishop. ft As an American he can meet any foreigner n in the cel-bration of his national festivals i without endorsing the outrages of his na- ci tional government: as an Irishman's son he can, on American soil, interchange with an sj Englislhman courtesies which might have p a totally difu:rent significance in Ireland. oi WYe hope the Wo;ld will boil down after a5 a viuil-. ly thie time it gets cool enough b to rel-teluber tlhat Britishli subjects are not ci Sall "os, vile riscals,"' it may also reflect lihe that tihe patriotism of a model Christian al gentlh-man and prtlats imay, after all, be SI as meliable as that whliclh is paid for in the p< shape of newepaper articles. th CO.v-LET Fu)n TilL hlCFrrRnRS DY 1Tis GvKI de wLow.-Our talentedl and accomplished young friend, Miss Theresa Cannon, ever active in p1 the cause of charity, has organized a Concert re for the sufferers by the overflow. It will take pr place next Sunday, May 10th, in St. Anne's church, at one o'clock. 8he will be assisted by the choir, which is composed of a number Ijn of the best voealists in our city, and by several Ms distinguished amateursl. Next 8nday we will pi give the p ragamme. . ..rc~·.·-;. .· ..s5: The Novena of Pilgrimages. ril This beautiful devotion increases ii ad force and expansion as it goes on. The al attendance at the Church of the Immaca a- late Conception (the Jesuits') last Sunday as gave overwhelming proof of this. The ly crowds which thronged that spacious build. e- uing throughout the day were as remark be able for piety and devotion as for num at hers. y. To-day, we doubt not, the same ratio n- of augmentation will be observed, and so many new recruits to the ranks of the pil ,p grime counted. The prescribed church is to that of St. Mary (German), and the pro at verbial splendor of that beautiful temple r- will certainly attain the degree usual in it on great occasio,,s. The sermon and ic special exercises will commence at 7 o'clock of P. M. Sermon in German. 1. We have reason to believe that many of persons who have not yet commenced the at novena would like to know whether they In can still make it in full by joining in now. )- The question is clearly put in the corree in pondenco which follows : d To the £ditor of the Morning Star: f- Having seen in your edition of the 19th of April that, for those who are incapable of making the prescribed visits to the churches te on the days named in the pastoral of His d Grace, the Archbishop, confessors may com mute the sevisits by other good works, I re Ah spectfully ask, whether these good works are to be performed on the Sundays prescribed for the visits, or can be performed on any day during the week. 11 Yours, sincerely, PILGRIM. 1s In answer to this, we have been informed b, that not only the devotions may be changed )f to other good works, but the days, too, may be changed, provided it be done with - the approval of a confessor. Neither is there any limitation even as to the week, according to the answer we have received. Therefore those who did not commence on e any day of the first week or, indeed, of the d second week, and who should even miss to-day, may still make the three first visits I or devotions during the coming week, and in trime to participate in the six actual r visits which are enjoined. d Grant's New Policy. 1 We feel a deep interest in politics so far as they affect the liberty of this State and s the immediate prosperity of its people, though as to the remote advantages to re sult from lines of policy which concern the nation in general, it does not come a within our province to discuss them or a take sides. We regard the rule of the Republican party in the South as a grinding tyranny, a concerted scheme for the plun - der and ruin of our people, and the great e eat curse to which malice and dishonesty - in a revengeful majority could subject a powerless section. a Any thing, therefore, that looks like a t break in the ranks of oppressive despot s ism, is hailed by us with the greatest satis 1 faction and we make no scruple in avow a ing it. Gen. Grant's veto of the financial t bill looks like a break through which day. a light can be seen. His party South and West are enthusiastic supporters of infla. tion and the President's action in favor of the capitalists of New England will not have a soothing influence on their feelings. Already the Administration has earned a great deal of ill-will by its disgraceful jobbery and favoritism. Its hold upon the Republican masses is reduced to a question of expediency, sentiment having long since retired in disgust. The co hesiveness which enthusiasm gives, no longer exists to withstand the shock of such a blow as the President's late veto' and his party will not rally promptly, if at all, from its ill humor. Indeed, Gen. Grant must have given up all hopes of saving the party when lie so boldly and defiantly made the financial issue with the great majority of its mem bers. His policy is s" Democratic and conservative, that one may justly suspect him of a tende-ncy to return to the old party from which the glare of office at tracted him. The General has a long head, and he r.o doubt sees the dissolution of the Republican paity to be inevitable. He may even know it to be much nearer than is apparent to ordinary observers. In that case, it is but a part of that prudent regard for the future which military experience makes instinctive in a man, that he should look out for a soft place to fall on when he comes down from the explosion. Every election that has taken place this spring shows the hopeless decline of Re publicanism. General elections an:d special ones, from the contest for Governors' chairs and seats in Congress down to school b.,ardsa and village mayors, show a Demn, cratic gain everywhere. Congress may hold out for a time, owing to the members already elected who will hold over, but the State governments will neutralize the poison of its dishonesty by the IArmness of their opposition. It is quite probable that the " Louisiana question " has had a great deal to do with popular dissatisfaction at Radical misrule, and certainly no other place is in a position to profit more by the reaction than the State whose persecutions provoked it. 8T. MIa tal's Causca.--NextMonday morn-. ing at 8 o'clock there will be a solemn High Mass at this ehbroh for the temporal and splritual welfare of the ladies who had table ad -s-siad, the sues., Fbr. ":,.+:~~~~~~~~~~~?I ·:.+.-.+:+.:+,,,++.+.+,;.. ..,+-++ , · + The Happiness of Heaven. n This is the title of an invaluable little se work by a Louisiana Jesuit, that Is to say t- by a Jesuit father residing in St. Louis I but a native of this State, and we -hope e that every Lohislanian who can read will I- study it well. The style is beautiful, clear and simple ; but it is not of the style that we would speak: it is of the substance. No Christain can, we think, give it a fair o perusal without a feeling of far more inti d mate relationship between himself and his future home than ever before experienced. . The vague ideas, sometimes absurd also, so prevalent on the subject of Heaven, e give way, on reading it, to clear, reason t able and perfectly correct views. One who d has never before studied the subject will k be astonished to find how much of posi tive knowledge about it has been given to y men. e This little book is not only instructive, y but charming reading. So vivid and, as it were, tangible is the picture given of af fairs in the gloriois life, that a strong de sire is aroused to go and witness the rap turous joys depicted. Many a lesson of f true philosophy is also taught for profit able application in this world. The rich s and the mighty are shown that their sta tlion in this life will have no influence at e all upon that assigned to them in the next i r the wise, the eloquent, the intellectual are told that natural gifts will not contribute in the slightest degree to their grade of I happiness in eternity ; so also, the poor, I the infirm, the deformed, the dull of in V tellect, the despised of this world, are i taught that the "light of glory" will be given 1 s to them not according to the poverty of their endowments in life but according to the fulnese of their merits. We are i made to see that God has no regard to a the gifts that He has bestowed on men, a but only upon the gifts they have e bestowed on Him. He cares nothing I for their wisdom or their genius, a 1 things that He himself gave them ; but I delights in thee obedience, sacrifice and f love which proceed from their own free will. a We should truly regret to think that P any Christian had been so near enjoying d the great boon of reading a book like this, , and had not availed himself of the oppor tnnity. It is published by John Murphy o s Co., Baltimore. a Fair For St. Joseph's New Church. o The great Fair in aid of St. Joseph's new church was opened last night in St. Joseph's t Hall, Common and Derbigny streets. Judg ing from appearances at present, it is likely to surpass all previous efforts in the line of Fairs, in spite of the many drawbacks of the season. Those who desire to spend a pleasant evening and at the same time co-operate in the erection of one of the finest public monuments in the entire country, will there find the most ample means of gratifying their wishes. The tables, decorated in the most beautiful t style, are presided over by ladies whose long a experience in such matters give ample guar arantes of the successful issue of the enter- t prise. e The prizes offered in competition deserve a particular notice. The magnificent silver tea I set manufactured for this spec al occasion, c shows ability on the part of our Southern ' manufacturers unsurpassed in the country. A Phil McCabe desires to see his own name on that set, and his numerous friends both within J Branch No. 3 of the Hibernian organization G and elsewhere, declare his wish shall be grat- > ified. The members of Fire Company No. 13 C with a host of other admirers of a certain C popular wharfinger, declare that no name but that of Martin Finnerty shall be inscribed on the silver. Captain Flanagan, of the Metropolitans, will give his kingdom for that horse to be won at Mrs. Lambert's table, but the friends of Mr. Kinsella say they are strong and numerous enough to overrun his kingdom and carry off the steed, and that they intend to do. Ilow ever, nous rerrons. fe The Temperance Brigade has taken to cov- le eting the beautiful flag of onr country that al waves over the table of Mrs. Lynch, but the P' fire boys of Philadelphia Engine Company No 0' 14 say that they are stronger in the cold water ej line than any temperance organization in the p: country, and therefore that star spangled banner shall proudly yet wave over their en- be gine house. And so the cold water crusade m has been set on foot in our midst. ti The great doll st the Children of Mary's .1 table is likely to set some of our young ladies to distracted, and perhaps some of the young of gentlemen also. Dear Dolly ! what word painter tii will be found competent to describe your charms-you certainly should be a mine of co wealth to the Fair, as you must be of he pleasure to your future owner. Dolly is in an English lady, broiught out by Mrs J. go Saddler t, this country, and generoFsely do- tic nated by her for the beLneft of the Fair. qu Never Ibefore was such a doll seen as this great wi English dull. And as for the dress-the great in man niilliner would die of envy at the tri omph of Mrs. Logan in decking her ont. We will attempt no further description of " the features of this great Fair, for no descrip tion, however cleverly done, could convey an ,n idea of all that is to be seen and admired, but the will simply advise all to go early and see for tha themselves. spo plea 8r. SBMEON'S SstooL.-The annual distriba- wi tion of premiums to the popils of St. Simeon's and School took place last Friday at 10 o'clock. In J our next issue we will give a report of the th proeedings. ti New seods and ersains in all depatmenta a -~ ,- -~ Plgrims rem the South. le The archdiocese of New Orleans will have three representatives on the American pilgrim is age which leaves New York on the 16th inst.; Rev. C. Moynihan, pastor of 88. Peter and Paul's church, as the official ecolesiastical representative of the archdiocese; and Dr. Emile Doumeing, President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as the representative * of the Catholics of New Orleans. Ir The diocese of Galveston will be represented i- by the Very Rev. L. C. M. Chambodut, Vicar is General. Our old friend, Mr. Richard Power I. of Corpus Christi, will also be one of the pil grime. The diocese of Mobile sends the Very Rev. A. D. Pellicer, Vicar General, as its represent ative. 11 The Very Rev. M. F. Grignon, we learn from the Natchez Democrat, will be the representa tive of the Diocese of Natchez. ' Last Sunday at High Mass, Father Moynihan briefly addressed his congregation, bidding ), them farewell and asking a remembrance in it their prayers. He left on Monday morning F- for Mobile, to join Father Pellicer, from which i- point the two reverend gentleman intended to I- proceed together to New York. i Dr. Donmeing and Judge Theard left last Saturday evening, May 2d, on the steamer h Glencoe for St. Louis, from which place they will proceed to New York by rail. t Sisters of Merey in St. Patrick's Parish. The Sisters of Mercy of St. Patrick's Con e vent, Magazine street, between Lafayette and e Girod, having secured the services of one of the most accomplished dress-makers and finished trimmers, are about to open an estab lishment or Industrial School, which will com e bine the best advantages for successfully and p promptly filling all orders intrusted to them. In establishing this new department of labor, the Sisters have two objects in view; first, that of giving homes to destitute young girls and preparing them for the different positions they will hereafter occupy in the world; and, , secondly, that of helping them to support their 5 Convent and enabling them to carry out their works of mercy more efficaciously. The self. sacrificing zeal with which these noble Sisters penetrate to the dark corners where misery finds an abode, to the bedside of the sick where the gentle ministrations of woman are so surely needed, to the lonely cell where the prisoner never hears a sympathetic tone, is so universally known and appreciated as to ren dar unnecessary any mention of what these works of mercy are. Suffice it to say that the Institution is entirely dependent on the labor of the Sisters for support, and that being young and poor, its resources are very limited. Under these circumstances we judge that all those of our lady readers who give out their sewing, will deem it a pleasure, as well as a duty, to give the Sisters a helping hand, especially as there can be no doubt that the work will be attended to in a style fully equal to that of the best dressmaking establishments. Particular attention will be given to children's clothing. The American Pilgrimage. CONTRIBUTION S RECEIVED. The following contributions have been re ceived for the purpose of sending a represen I tative on the American Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Rome, in the person of Dr. Emile Donme ing. Sir randred dollars will be required for the purpose indicated. If the contributions exceed that amount, the surplus will be pre sented to our Holy Father, the Pope, by Dr. Douomeing, in the name of the faithful of this city. 'Her'etofore acknowledged .......................-472 00 A Lady. through T. b. Elder. Esq .............. 39 00 Mune. ite tetapline, Superior Urauline Nuns.... 20 c0 P. pe................................ 10 sO Chobert Ros .. .....)--....... . ............. 00 John Dempsey ................................... 5 0,1 George Laraye ................................... 2 00 Mary Malone ......................... 1 0 Mrs. Roberts............ . . MI1h Rob gt4 .....~~............................... 100 Charley ............................... ..... . 50 J.P .............................................. 50 S ase 00 The list will remain open till next Saturday, May 9th. _e lady who so generously gave through Mr. oer, thirty-nine dollars to the fund at the same lime testified her devotion to the Holy Father by sending him $100 in gold. ST. MARY-JEFFERSON IN ST. JAM.ES.-The fete day of the President of this favorite col lege, recurring annually the third Sunday after Easter, was celebrated this year by the pupils with a degree of earnestness and polish on.surpassed in brilliancy and effectiveness by even the most finished of like triumphs in the past. The series of intellectual treats meted out bore testimony to the nice usotbhtical discern ment of the directing Faculty, as the execn tion of the several parts, lyrical and dramatic, showed in the students an assimilative apti tode of steady growth and a diligent exercise of the powers in the tussle with the humani ties and the pleasant pursuit of the fine arts. The play selected was entitled Le Pre-rit, a comico-operatic performance, replete with humor, scenes and melody. The next is to be in English. Thus in "turn about" the ton- i goes are given "fair play." A short proba- a tionary course at the college is all that is re quiredl to make a boy, previously acquainted with O.Le or the other language, feel at hone in a knowledge of either. MAY FKsTIVAL or BRANcH No. 7.-A strong ] presaure has been brought to bear upon Branch No v f of the Hibernian Association to induce them to give, a early in May, as oet-door festival sach as the ote held a ander their auspices last year. Those who attended the last were so well pleased with the entertainment that they are clamorous for a speedy repetition of the G sports and enjoyments which made the time pass so pleasantly. Is is very prolbable that this argent demand F will be compled with, and that oar Hlbernlian friends and the public in general, will have an opportunity of upending a few pleasant hours as guest of this BranMeh. Should the festival be held, the Fair Groenad will be ti the place, sad two early Sundays s in May will be the 81 trme seleeted. Kidr * with *ue ** *, u ae..aes aseb Th Anelet Order o NiIbalsea = . ITS OOEDMATION BYT TB n. ,SHOP ! - PROvIDEnOe, a. I. At High Mass on SuBoday, the 12th Apdm the Rt. Rev. Dr. Hendrieken, |Blbop r. Providence, stated that inquiries ha y .been made of him as to whether a C 'e lie could belong to the Ancient Order Hibernians, he wished to publicly d noune that Catholics cannot, without r lating the rules of the Church, -belong to ir Order, each as exists in Ireland, branch of which are established in this counttr on account of its secret character. t- Church has condemned all secret asso tions, and cannot consistently countenan. n or tolerate this society, known as the An - cient Order of Hibernians. The Proridej Journal says: n " This announcement of the Bishop hs g caused great sensation in the Catholic com. n munity, the Order,thus virtually condemned being here very widespread and powertuL It has been privately hinted, and even by some openly asserted,dor some time past, o that the Bishop was opposed to the existence of this Order, with its secret regulations, ,t but it was confidently stated by many or members that while he could not conscilen. tiously recognize the Order, yet he would not go so far as to publicly speak againet it, because of its Irish and Catholic nature. This feeling became so generally prevalent that some persons, disposed to join the Order, resolved to get the Bishop's opinion of it before taking this step, and the state. ment made at the Cathedral is regarded as f an authoritative and floal answer to these d inquiries, and settles the standing of the Order in relation to the Church. There are no less than feourteen Divisions of the Order in Rhode Island, several of these beios located in Providence, and the decision o - I the Bishop, it is believed, will have the ultimate effect of disbanding them or cans ing the removal of the injunction of secresy s imposed upon the members. The Order is national and benevolent in its character, j and extends throughout the country. That imnnieots Orange Story. Some weeks ago a story was started in a Western paper to the effect that a member of the Legislature of Minnesota had asked the Bishop of St. Paul for permission to join the Grangers. The Bishop, continued this paper, applied to the Pope, who answered that if the applicant saw nothing contrary to the teach. ings of the Church in the Grangers he could join them. Of course this was ridiculons, bat all the secular and agricultural papers copied r the item, misleading many thoughtless Catho lics, notwithstanding the denial given by many Catholic papers. Father MoGolriok, a priest - f of the diocese of Minnesota, writes to the Farmer's Union as follows : To the Editor of the Union: MINnEAPOLLI, Minn. You have been made an unwilling aceessor to the publication of a falsehood in your ex cellent paper, and as -yourjournal is a d ° largely by Catholics, I hope you will give a r prompt denial to that story of the " Pope and the Grangere." The fabrication has been extensively copied, and we trust that your exchanges will copy the denial. The Pope has not written to the gentlemen mentioned in the story, nor has he ever given permission to any Catholic to join the Gran gers. Neither has any such person called on Father Ireland or on Bishop Grace of St. PauL I The story is specially concocted to deceive unthinking Catholics, and we would be very sorry to think that the Grangers would look to success upon such a false basis. I am sir JAMES McGoLRICx, R. C. Priest. " Since the above was in type," says the Ed itor of the St. Paul Chroniole, "Father McGol. rick has informed os that Bishop Grace sa thorized him to make the denial." Diocese of Natches. BIeH MASS FOR THE CONFEDERATE DEAD. A solemn High Mass of Requiem was celebrated in St. Mary's Cathedral, yester day morning for the souls of the Confeder ate Dead. Very Rev. M. F. Grignon was the celebrant. After the Mass, Right Rev. Bishop Elder deliverd a very eloquent and appropriate sermon, taking as his text the 46th verse of the 12th chapter of 2nd Mac cabees : "It is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins." After the sermon, the Rt. Rev. Bishop, assisted by Very Rev. M. F. Grignon and Rev. Father Picherit, (of Jackson) officiated at the cere. monies about the Catafaique. The altar and entrance of the church were drapped in the habiliments of mourn ing, and the attendance at the sad cere mony was fairly numerous. FATIIER GRIGNON OFF ON TfiE I'ILCRIMAG*l A meeting was held Sunday last, after High Mass, in Cathedral Hall, of the la dies and gentlemen of St. Mary's congre gation, to consider the early departure of Very Rev. M. F. Grignon, Vicar General of the Diocese and Pastor of the Congre gation, on the American Pilgrimage to the shrines of Lourdes and Paray-le-Monisl, in France, and of the Apostles in Rome. Mr. Peter Walsh was called to the Chair and Mr. T. V. Wensel to act as Secretary. The meeting adopted an eloquent address to the Ver. Rev. Father (esbmitted by Mr. Jno. B. Queglee). in which Father Grignoe's faithtal and arduous service for twenty-five years in this Parish was feel ingly alluded to, and the heart-warm love and gratitude of the congregation to himt, very touchingly expressejd ; and in which, also, was tendered to the Rev. Father's acceptance an offering of voluntary coa triibutions, amounting to a considerable sum. Father Grignon czpects to leave for New York about the2d of May, to sail thence for Europe with the Pilgrims. He will be absent several mooths.-Nat~ces Democrf" and Courier April 25th. Rev. Mother Joseph, of the Convent of the Good Shepherd, left Baltimore for New York on Monday last, and on Wednasday sailed for France, in company with a number of others of the same Order from the various other hoases in the United 8tats, to be present st the election of a new Mother-General d the S1sterhood, whioh will take pla IaPr is is May. pmbawil