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WVLuaiD I ERt SUNDAY MOIRm. REV. A. J. RYAN, EDITOR-IN-CUIEF. IEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY. MAY 10. 1874. OWR CLUB BATE/ 901 ?PAPEr.4 AFNT BY MAIL TO ONE ADIJRE88 One Copy (one year) ............... 3 00 4 .. Inv Cope.s " .................. 12 .0o Zgg Copies .. ` Twenty Copies " .................. 40 00 No orders will receive attention unless ac sompanied by the cash. Agents for the Star. . LAxArx. Franklin. TiM. DUGGAN, Iilototl Riouge. TE"XAl J.E. OALLArIIEiR, 2't. PoItofic. st., CGaveston. J. Z. LAYxNI, ECSL lit, Laredo C. C. ItrviNs, llonston. MARTI'N BroM. Natche'z. b. F. Owass, Vicksburg. CALENDAR OF THE WEEK. ( Snady......May 10-iSt Antouiili, Bishop and Confess. esay....tay. 1--Sti. Nerens. Artihllin. lionitilla and IPanroatium. Mart yrs. Wesdaaday..Ma 13-V-iil of the Amn i.nion. Thraday ...lay 14-Anc-ntion of Our Lord *IU . SMay· I'--(iOf the Octavo. S... M 16-St U'baldu; shop and Conftses A fine musical treat awaits those who go to the concert at St. Anta's Church to-day, at 1 o'clock. HOLIDAY Ior OaLItATI rN.-Olur readers will t remember that next Thursday being the Feast of the Ascension, is a holiday of obligation. The pilgrimage to-day is to be made to the c church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, Carrollton. The church is five or six hundred yards from the terminus of the St. Charles street railroad. We regret our inabll:ty to give place to-day to an article prepared for this week's paper, on the Queen of Repentant Sinners We hope our readers will not be disappointed when it appears next week. THaE llISiN IN Al..lERis.-As was antici pated the minaion of the Rev. Dominican Fa thers Rooney and Turner, has been productive t of the most beneficial results. To-day they ( will conclude their labors, the good effects of which will no doubt be felt in long years to come. At half-past three o'clock Ilis Grace will give contirmration in the church, and at 71 o'clock the congregation will le consecrated to the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. LKCIUCtE ILY FAT"IEli ItioNKY .ot illE St, nREi i nty 11iE OvErI - Low .--It should be borne well in minil that to-morrow (Monday) evening, at 7 o'clock, the Rev. J. A. Rooney of Louisville, will hlcture in St. Michael's church. This sulbject, " Iisnarck and the Church," is one which possesses an absorbing interest to all Catholics, and. judging from the fine rep utation as a thinker nud speaker which the Rev. Father enj,,ys, we do not hesitate in ioe Blaring that it will be treated in masterly style. Tile price of admlission is fixed at d0l cents, the proceeds to go to the suflrers flby the overilow, who are numbered by the thous and and many of whom are in the most immi nent danger of starvation. CA'rIOI.IC TOTAL AnI'I ININrtE SlCIK-ITY ITEMS ( At the Church of the Holy Name of Mary, Algiers, a Catholic Total Abstinence Society will be organised to-day, after Iligh Mass. All i Catholic gentlemen in Algiers are invited to attend. In St. Alphonsus'. School-hall, at 4 o'clock to-day, a Cadet Society for boys will be organ iacd by Mr. 1). II. Buckley. St. Theresa's Society will receive Holy Comn- C munion in St. Thereaa's Church, this morning, 0 at the 7i o'clock Mass. MeiObers of sister ( societies are invited to join wsith them on this 'I occasion. For notices of meetings, etc., see special t notices on fifth pages. CATHO(LIC TOTALr.. AIlS nKNe-i- Si-tIEI.Y IN VIcronl., 'E\AS,.--'re are lles-cd to learn that at length the first step has been taken to inaugurate this great nleveilent in Texas. To . Victoria helongs the honor of has ing the lirst society, which is placed under the protection I of St. Joseph. Its iflicers are: RIev. A. (;ar- t det, Spititiutl Director: W-. J. Allan, President; W. I. lRlle-y, VLe l'resi,entt: J. EI. J. Moody, Recordilng Secjrtary ; l'. I'. Mallon, Financial Secretary and l 'resur., ; c'hlt.. 1: Alden, Marsh.It n., S,-rea,,t at Arm.i We hope1 son to have to chro,,iclec as a pleas ing fact that the Catholic la ti;,l, of suchr places as alvestont, Iloust,), Aust in and Sa,, Antonio Lh.,ve followsed the exatl,!Ce f thi 1 brethren in t\'ttria. Any inforlaiiti, that nli.y bie lde',rsd as to the manner of organinath-i, et c., n ill be chee-r fully furnished on appli-ation to J. W. O'ltrien, Esq., 142 Nassau street, New York, cr I. II. Buckley, Esq., Secretary of tile State I'uion of Louisiana, care of this ofi-e. _ . __ - A Card of Thanks. I hert, , t.turn Inl y nincere and hlcartfc-lt thanks t,- tl,- n:les who took charge of the tables at ,. ,t, i.ii's IFair. Through their Ide votednt ue t.1d e igy- tei'( Fair has beenu a lr Sesa; atl , lui i .tar| good fieling which i re wailed thlii-gii.)It tl, ,, nusunally zllg time illr lag which tthe lFair listitd, 5ieri- owiiig to tliheir care an-I igtlattcr-. 1 nlno thlnk the friends, personal and parochial, isho eontrtibited to wards the su.cce,, if the l'air. \Atuollg these C riends special mention is due to Mlr. S&hooler, fIdr hbls magnificent donation l ai lady's goldl watch and chain ; albo to Mles. S. hirooks, 8. Boyd, D). Donegan, L. Grune ahll and others, and to the Crescent City I,.- Comtpany, fTrp- t preciated favors bestowed on the occasion of the Fair. T. lIEtI IN, Pa'stor St. Michael's Church. 1 -'-------L ---- S( Parsols a specialty at Levy Bros., di Ma- 1 :mnr street, this week. SThe Spiritual iPgrinage. Last Sunday was the third in the Novena of pilgrimages now being made in this Archdiocese. In this city it was celebrated at the church of St. Mary (Josephine street), and the concourse of people was very great. We have heard, through one of the Re demptorist Fathers, that it resembled the crowds which visit that church on Good Friday. Indeed the multitude so far ex ) ceeded all expectations that Rev. Father Rector legretted not having provided for an English sermon, as he would have done if he had anticipated so great a concourse. To day the scene of the devotion will be' transferred to Carrollton, where the dis tance and dificulty of access will test more seriously the zeal of the pilgrims. Still we doubt not that multitudes will willingly submit to the inconvenience of the trip rather than voluntanily miss one of the prescribed Sundays. The devotion to the Macred IIeart which seems to have so sin gularly taken possession of the whole Christian world and which has manifested its pr(sence in this commnunity so emphat ically, explains the ardor with which our Catholics have entered upon this pilgrim age. Tile result of the undertaking cannot but be most salutary for our people. It must draw down a bountiful blessing from God upon the whole community. These graces will be, we hope, chiefly spiritual, staying the tide of corruption and dishonesty among the people at large, which is making a disgrace of our age and a by-word of our country. The Nickel Subscription. We have received from our friend, P. E. Burke, Esq., of New Iberia, a communica tion enclosing the following appeal in the shape of a handbill. THE NICEEl. RELIEF CtOMMITTKR-WIro CANNOT SPARE A NICKEL l-ONE NICKEL FROM EACH MAN, WOMAN ANT ('IIILD IN TIlE PAIISil, WVILL MATERIALLY All) ANI, BENEFIT TIIE SUIFFER i:RS FRIOM TIlE (IVERFLO-W ! The undersigned Committee, appointed by the Hociety of the Union Militant of the Cross, of the parish of Iberia, Iue leave to call on every one, without distinction, to sunscribe each a nickel. Five cents, only five cents, you may say, can do no good ! But you err! Re member, that while the resistless force of the overilow itself is the result of the combined volume of ilnumerahle little rivulets, great treasures, when resolved into their smallest units of money, are but many nickels gathered together. The demons of hunger are abroad in our midst I Their cruel, relentless voices im periously demand that there be no delay! Then let all subscribe. Let the children, too, sumiClibe. To the hungry and homeless, the nickel you give will be a God-send. Thelir thanks, and more than :1all, their prayers will be yours. b-commtllllitees, comiposed of ladies and gentlemn, have been appoilinted to solicit andi receivoe slbscriptions. P. E. litraRE, Chairnman. S. M. l).arhy, Jules Illanchet, John II. Meehan, .1 .I. Mistrt, 1'. S. Ilhase, Alexis Dettouen. In our opinion this suggestion is an ex cellcint one, and we hope to see it practically adopts d by the Catholic Union of this city. A nickel is a small sum, yet if each person in New Orleans would contribute one of them, it would amount to $10,000. Of course the Union cannot hope to reach the whole population, or even the tenth part of it, but a well directed effort would not fail to meet with considerable success. The Society has lady members and aspi rant members in the persons of children, and appeals from either of these classes would meet with generous responses in this community. The question is merely .ne of organization, for every well organized effort of the kind is sure to be successful. l'ile elements for a thorough piece of can vassing are here and the only trouble is that of combining them. Our ladies and children are zealous, but without s3stem -th.ri efforts would be to a great extent wasted and fruitless. At any rate an tTfort can be made and even if the result should be small, the expel ience acquired may suggest a better plan and lead to greater success another time. Address of Hon. T. J. Semmes. We commend to the careful perusal of iur readers the eleoquent address above ;ntpti-on,,l. delivered to the late graduating .lass ot the law school. It iill be found elsewhere in our coluinls. In this age o: miateriaulis anld ske pticisinl and dollar wors!hip, it is rare to hear words of spiritual tiuth slpokin in public outside of a church. Well will it be for that class if lie meinbcrs take to heart anid ponder well over the ls-. son inculcated in this lecture. Men who recognize no rcliioa, that is, who do not feel themselves bound by any ties of obe dience to a superior and unseen being, not onllly wrong TIGodL, ,llt w-rotig thlemsclves. Thecy achbeIlerattely Clit thms.ui-lvets oil" fiomll the li nly soit!ce ,f hi tliiitn -s, eveni in tihis lie,. " Tihe f,,l ith in hi, liast these is i: God,' iu this uilly is the soiUt', cI VItKillt to, I1. - It iia oif ,i.r ubscribrll b in thi. ltihitiig ei-v 'at any tine fail to re- I ceive their papers i .gihlarly tle"y cal lavi mlatters rectitled tby rortillng t oluragent Mr. E. F. Owens, O- Lv,.v-e itrcet, o)lllie the Prenitias tlleue, who lhas kindly volutllli, red to attend t9 all oulr inltircsts tlhere. \Wi. take Ihis opportunity of publicly teatif3ing our applreciation of the services of Mr. Owens, and of reqlesting our subscribers to lighteu his labors as ullch as possible, by promptly re slondilng to the ainnual calls lie is compillled to make on themn in the lrerformance of this labor of love. a The following letter from James Hale, a Esq., of county Sligo, Ireland, addressed I to our fellow-citizen, P. Irwin, Esq., , communicates a piece of news which mast be very pleasing to all inter ested in the success of the St. Pat rick's Hall organization. Mr. Hale gener I ously makes a donation of $5000 in favor of the Hall, in token of his sympathy in r the movement. At the same time lie ex r presses the hope that the undertaking will succeed, not only as an investtnent, but as a moral instrument for the public welfare. Mr. Hale is well lknown here, and it is needless to say that he has seen a great deal of the world. As a ol:n of large ex perience, shrewd observation andtl great natural sagacity, lie lhas not failed to note the effect upon public tastes arid morals of places of amusement properly conceived and controlled. People of enlarged views easily perceive that it is ill for a country where enterprise looks only to wealth and rears no great work except as a temple t, Mammon. The shadow of such monu ments lies like a pall upon the land, blighting all that is green and fair and fragrant in the souls of men. In old countries, like Ireland, people understand these matters. They know that there is such a thing as starvation for the moral man; that dull, plodding labor and money-getting are not properly the exclusive occupations of intelligent beings. Life was originally intended as an enjoy ment; labor was merely a curse afterwards brought upon it by sin. True, labor must thenceforth play -the princilial part in the employment of men, but we mast not for get the higher destiny to which we were intended, nor utterly neglect tlhose rational enjoyments which act as an education to the sentiments and affections. In a new country, like this, there are few men far-sighted or public spirited enough to contribute to anything that does not sound in dollars and cents. Talk to themi of city railroad stock and you have their undivided attention, but how many of them would originate or sustain the bur then of a scheme which is limited to six per cent dividends t We hope that Mr. Hale's money will be as profitable to the public as he desires, and his example still more so. His letter is as follows: TE.MPI.LVIEW, DROMOtRE W'ri-ST, IRtI.AND. April 20, 17 1. My Dear Sir :-I am in receipt of your favor of the 2lth alt. I hope the St. I'atrick's Hall will prove a success, not only financially but ill a tioral point of view. I this day ,-nd the Hibernia antik, Dublin, a cheek for 9'.)oo, there to be placed to credit of Hibernia National Bank, New Orleans. According to present rates of exchange, should this not equal the 5:,000, I will send you an order on Anderson & Simpson to cover the amount. Should you or any other friend of the many Hibernians of your city visit this part of the world during the coming summer. I beg yoet will not return without giving ime a call. With my best wishes for each and all, be lieve iie yours sinicerely, J. HIALE. P. Irwin, Esq, New Orleans Corruption. The Congressional Committee has utterly failed to arrive at any satisfactory explana tion of the public thievery in the Dist4icet of Columbia. The witness from whom so much was expected, one Kirtland, evaded every point on which he was pressed and fairly out witted the ablest lawyers of Con gress. That is, they are willing to leave themselves in that position; but what at commentary on our laws if true! No one 1 doubts, for a moment, that the man knew t intimately all the windings of the history of that rascality which had been so tri umphant, yet after a searching examina tion nothing is elicited. It was not that the witness refused to answer. No, he simply denied knowing 1 things that he must have krnown. Take, forinstance, the following extract from his evidence: Q.--lla\ a you hadl any interview with any r person coollnelted aith t.e inve:tigation since 3y"ou reached tbis oiy A -No ole except Mr. Storrs. if he is con nected with it in atny way. s Qt.-Where didl you see Mr. Sttrrn ? A.-I we-nt over to his room. Q.--And found him in t A.--I found him in bed ; yes, ,r. Q.-You had an interview wish him n , A.--Yes, sir. Q.-llow tIaag did it last ? A.-lut a few utinites. Q.-What was saidl and dlone there I A.--I. said be was devilish &-lad l Ce e. Thatt was all he said. Now, we tlalio perceive any ditliculty p in Sending Mr. Kirtland to the penitentiary under the circumstances of such an exami- I nation. Io mostevidentlylied. Lawsyers who suspect the veracity of a witness and a intend to ask questions lie lthe ab-ave will be ptltplar.d to cotatradict thle n al ot:as by a the tttimiony of other Iarticipan'o a the ev'la ts a-fatrted to. Thats, tha.v would ti ttllltal3 keep 3Ir. Sto:rts, in cach a; case i als tlhe above. out of th lacraa wrr h:a1e the faaeugoing elanaination was g,,ing tn, anda thno interrogate haim san tht- saaa:-, iiuts. lBut we w a t, sItch eflforts; we reT.ive t every wlherlt all easy evasion, by a ehaarp rogue, of evtery question tihat might lead to t information of value.t All this looks bad fiar thle party in power. It is responsible for all suchl failures, be cause it would not fail, and tie peolat know it would not fail, to ferret out these iniquities if so inclined. The public grows now more and more contirmed in the im pression, by all such miscarriages as this, a that the government is in collusion with a public robbery is one vast ring for plunder, intimately bound together in all its parts, and tenacious of its secrete as it is of life. If exposure were once permitted at one point, it might be but the entering wedge for opening up to public inspection the whole vast fabric of corruption. But the day will come when the people will no longer permit organized roguery to control the functions of government, and that will be the day of reckoning for such as San born and Kirtland and their Congressional employers. Fair For St. Joseph's New Church. As announced in last Sunday's issue, this Fair was opened Saturday evening, 2nd inst., in the hall corner of Common and Derbigny streets, next the sitq of the magnificent new church, to aid in the completion of which the entertainment is given. The ladies deserve great credit for the improvements they have made in decorating the hall and their tables; the whole presenting a f.iry-like and enchant ing appearance. To the left, on entering, the visitor finds himself in the hands of the kind ladies of ths the Morning Star table, where pleasant smiles and excellent refreshments greet him. Here is on exhibition the beautiful chapel made by one of the Brothers and donated to the Fair last year. It is offered for reflle, and as being a most appropriate ornament for the sanctuary which each family should have at home, will no doubt attract the attention of all visitors. St. Joseph's table is next as you proceed to wards the far end of the hail. A cane is for contest here between Fathers Boglioli and Beecher, and a pair of gold bracelets between Misses M. Gilmore and M. Lacase. A fine sideboard is also offered for raffle. At the Ilibernian Retreat D. J. Murphy, W. Stephenson, G. Donnelly and D. W. C. Peck are contesting for a gold watch and chain, and T. R. Adams and B. Delaney for another. For raffle the table has an oil painting of the Rock of Cashel rqd a log cabin quilt. The Children of Mary's table, where most of the young and beautiful maidens of the parish do congregate, is, of course, one of the princi pal centres of attraction. The beautiful doll from England (not the English doll, for we understand that it is of Irish parentage) occupies a prominent place here. Misses Myra Semmes, daughter of the lion T. J. Semmies, and Clara Field, daughter of Spencer Field, Esq, being the contestants for this prize, the voting will no doubt be very heavy. The other contests are: for a silver tea set, Mis. C. C. Cain and Miss V. Bennett, and for a gold watch, Misses Maggie Donovan and Mary McDevitt. The Fireman's Retreat, occupying all of the upper end of the hall, has the substantials, and anyone desiring a good supper, prepared by cooks snperir:r to any in Paris and served by the fairest of the fair, has only to drop in and give the order. A beautiful American flag flies over the table, inviting the friends of Fire Colmpany 14 and the Temperance Saciety to call and vote. At St. Patrick's table Capt. Flanagan, of the Metropolitans, is contesting with Mr. Andrew Kinsella, of the gas works, for the possession of a fine horse. Each gentleman has a good backing and the struggle between them will be severe. Two other contests pro gress here, one for a sewing machine and the other for a set of jewelry, two young ladies being the candidates in each. The Friends' table, attracting by the socia bility of its managers and assistants, no less than by the superior quality of its cham pagne punches and other refreshments, has charge of the splendid gold watch for which Mess. P. O'Meallie and R. McNamara are con testing. The friends of Misses Nellie Magee, Nellie Magner,.Kate Murphy and Kate Kelly, candidates for the honor of having a locket, as also those of Ida Moran and Mary Magnire, contestants for a doll, can register their names at this table. The " Liberator of Erin," a full rigged clipper chip, donated by Mr. Patrick Tomlpkins, is on exhibition here, where it is offered for contest between twoor three young ladies. A large bosquet of flowers, made and donated by Misses Carlin and Reynoir, is the principal prize offered for rahlle at the Cotton Plant, which stands the first table to the right at the entrance. Misses Pringle, Hutchinson and Ileffron are pressing their claims to the posses sion of a valuable doll, also on exhibition at this table. The great contest which has been the talk of the parish for mouths past and in which, some how or other, the lire ,npartment hb become involved in a trial of strength with tlhat no less powerful otgnst:!-L'on, the Hiber n:an Aspsociation, progresses with aonenthusiasm rever before elualled even ii this parish of grand contests. The leaders on each side, like good generals, are, of course, silent as to their plans andl prospects, but at every turn one is met by indi.putablc evidences of the great interest the respective frincuds of Phil McCabe and Martin Finunerty take ii the struggle. Nor is the fact less patent that Branch No. 3 and Fire Ciuipany No. 1:3 have not oily taken the n:tattr ,o 1,uthis to heart ast to kIllk it a coniest irtescc n thtii.mselves, thus staking the preeti'e if the tSo orgsnizations ii ,,n the issut, but 1hi y are gr ,dually arraying on either side th,. n,, Su~ie off the sister Iratichies and Coinmpanis. Tihusi,,ll InIIIIIeet a u~i i.,ient aijil fli:indly though e.,rnit viv.lry, tlhe goneeois and open-hSearted of tLe coinlulmily are aidlintg iin the erectlion ,f what is to he the graidest temple ti tle LiviLg God in the South. l~as, ClauishlA Ctl.LEeE.-Tl'ie Iivlig Lit erary .Society of this College will give a musaical and literary entertainment next Sat uirday, May 16, at 7j o'clock. The concert at St. Ann's Church commences at 1 o'clock to-day. It is given in aid of the nafferera of the parish of Pointe Coup e. DUvBLr, April 31, 1874. Joust now the attention of the Irish publie is chiefly directed to what the Home Rule members are doing in Parliament. Parliament reassembled after the Easter recess on yester day week, and since then not a day has passed that those members or some of them have not been bringing some matter before the House of Commons in some way or another to the in tense disgust of their opponents. Of those matters I shall here refer to a few. This night week Lord Robert Montague put Mr. Disraeli into a regular fix. The reader is aware that Lord Robert is a convert to Catholicity and to Home Role, and that he was once a Tory Minister. He asked Mr. Disraeli whether he did not describe the Coercion Act as being the severest on the face of the earth, and whether he thought that such a law was necessary for the government of Ireland by the British Parliament. Mr. Disraeli admitted that he had made use of the language referred to, but declined to answer the second part of the question. He tried to assume an air of please antry, but he could not help letting it be seen that he was thoroughly vexed at having raked up for him words he uttered when he was leader of the opposition and was simply trying to damage the government of Mr. Gladstone. lie took refuge in silence. Lord Robert fol lowed him by asking whether he declined to answer his question. Silence again ! Had he said that the law was necessary, his criticisms on the late Parliament would have been thereby nullified, and, moreover, he would virtually have admitted that England is a tyrant in her rule of Ireland. Had he said it was unnecessary he would have been bound to repeal it; and this, I need hardly say, he would not like to do. He was, therefore, silent; but everybody saw his difficulty, and the effect was damaging to the new Premier. The next matter I would allude to is the rejection of Mr. Butt's Bill for assimilating the Municipal franchise in Ireland to that in England. This is one of a series of measures brought forward by the Home Rule party in answer to the taunt thrown out at the beginning of the session by leading Whig and Tory statesmen during the Home Rule debate that the Irish members had not attempted by legislation to remove the grievances of which they complained. In England the muncipal bodies are elected on Household Suffrage basis-every burgess rated for the relief of the poor at however low a sum has a voice in the election of his municipal representative. In Ireland a man must be rated at at least ten pounds-that is, must pay at least £13 a year rent before he has a vote, the effect of which is that the control of municipal affairs is in the bands of the moneyed classes. Mr. Butt simply wished to have for Irishmen the same rights as Englishmen possess ; and yet, al though a vast majority of Irish members were in favor of the change, the House, as we all expected, threw out the bill-the English Tories overwhelhing the Irish vote and prov ing that Ireland need not expect the common est justice from the British Parliament. Even such anti-Irish papers as the Times and Pall Mall Garzette have written in condemnatory terms of this act of the House of Commons, and specially of the conduct of the new Chief Secretary for Ireland, Sir Michael Beach. This individual opposed the Bill avowedly on the ground that the moneyed classes would be swamped by the people at large, and asked Mr. Butt if he wanted an assimilation of the laws of the two countries why he would not restore the Established Church! The Times itself characterized this passage as stupid to the last degree, pointing out that if the laws of England aud Ireland were to be harmonized in respect to the churches, it was the church of the majority of the Irish people-that is, the Catholic Church that would have to be established. The fact of the matter is two Irish Orangemon oppose the Bill and in def ference to their will the government, through Sir Michael Beach, defed the rest of Ireland. Last Saturday the new Tory Lord Lieuten ant, the Duke of Abercorn, made his public entry into Dublin. There were miles of cav alry before him and behind hin,, and all along the route there was a continued line of infantry with loaded riles, on each side of each one of the streets through which he passed. Hie rode on horseback in the midst of a score or two of mounted military officers. A good number of people lined the streets, but from them he got not a single cheer. The only persons who cheered him were the flunkeys who live in the streets through which he passed and who took care to have their windows up to the top story crowded with the male and female members of the tribe livintr elsewhere in the Y. It *os ditgtijil, g to seU tioosB wrtetched creatures who live on the patronage and bask in the smile of Dublin Castle raising their feeble shout, taking otl their hats, or waving their handlkerchiefs. The students of Trinity Col lege were on the roof of that building and being the scions of the Protestant gentry gave Abercorn a hearty chleer. Since then addresses have been presented by the various public bodies to the Lord Lieutenant. I should not oeuit noticing the treatment accorded to the D)ubli Corporation. The Lord Mlayor and such of the other members of that htady as cthose to do so were to be in the forefronlt of the procession through the streets. But as soon as their carriages arrived in the Castle yard, they were then to wheel out agan t s qui kly as possible with their occutpants-the Lrd tayor alone to be allowed to alight and to , tter the Vice-regal reception room. These mene-the municipal representatives of the citrzens-were in fact to be allowed to trudge along in the procession through the streets, hut wete not considered respectable enough to uenter the same room with the court officials, the gentry and the military officers. Strange to say, the Lord Mayor-who is also the Home Rule M. P. for the city-was flunkey enough to acquiesce in this arranugement-which, by the by was, after all, good enough for any Irish Corporation that would have anything to do with the pageant at all. Sir John Gray, M. which was that the members of the Counll as well as the Lord Mayor were allowed into the Presence Chamber. The government, through two or three of their Castle friends here, have " warned" the Flag of Ireland-the penny alter ego of the Irishman for, as they allege, two seditious and treasonable articles. This is in aceordance with the notorious Coercion Act, and in ac cordance with the same atrocious Act, if they choose to think any future article in the paper treasonable or seditions, they may send the police to seize everything in the office and pass on apology to any one. Such is British law in Ireland. As to the two "treasonable and sedi tious" paragraphs in question, one of them consists mainly of extracts from Froude show. ing how the Irish fought in '9d, and the only thing in it that can bear a treasonable con. struction is the description of the Queen as "the foreign lady who rules this country against the will of its inhabitants." That is, perhaps, seditious, but it is more stupid and clumsy than seditious. The other paragraph demanded that the Home Rule agitation should be brought to a close and "other means" devised for saving Ireland. Whether this is seditious or treasopable I know not; but, per. haps, it is a fair interence that a conspiracy or force is suggested by the words "other means.' And that is all. I can easily imagine how the government of the United-States would laugh at instead of threatening to seize the paper that would publish such a thing. Apart from the unconstitutional act of the executive, it may be safely-affirmed that no person in Ire land except, perhaps, the paper maker-if even he-would be a loser if the Flag and the Irishman were seized to morrow. The warning, I may add, was to be brought under the notice of the House of Commons to-night by Mr. H. O. Lewis, the Home Rule M. P. for Carlow. The enemies of the Rev. Professor Galbraith -the patriotic Protestant Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin-have this week made a most determined attempt to ruin him socially. The Professor has held several high and respensi ble positions in the University and the Dis. established Church. One of these positions was a place on the committee of the Protest ant Synod*appointed to inquire into the future position of the Divinity School of Trinity Col lege. On yeterday the reappointment of this committee came on, and his re-election was opposed on the ground of his active exertions in the cause of Home Rule. I am glad to add that it was successfully opposed. He was re elected by a considerable majority. This reminds me that the Protestant Synod has during the week been doing some charac teristic things. Mr. Saunderson, the defeated Whig.Tory candidate at the recent election for Cavan (which is now represented by two genuine Home Rulers)' brought forward a bill providing that priests of the Catholic Church seeking admission into the Protestant Episco pal Church should be re-ordained. Mr. Saun derson could not-understand why they should require re-ordination in the case of Presby terians and Methodists, and not in the case of men belonging to their deadliest foe. And he was supported by the bulk of the lay mem bers of the Synod. The bulk of the clergy, however, saw and confessed that by denying the validity of the orders of the Catholic Church they would be simply cutting the ground utterly from their own feet, and re sisted the proposal. The result was the bill was rejected, it being necessary that a two thirds majority of both laity and clergy should sanction any change. But the thing will not rest here. The laity think they know as much about these matters as their clergy, and are determined not to be ruled by the clergy! J. J. C. Terrible Sufferings of the People of Pointe Coupee. The Reverend Pastor of the church at Pointe Coupee has arrived in this city to obtain assistance for the peopole of his parish. The simple history of their trials and destitu tion, as told by him, is sufficient to melt the hardest heart to tears. For eighteen years he has been on the missions, passing through the most trying times and witnessing all those miseries which it is only given to the chosen ministers of God to see in their fullness, but never has he seen anything approaching the destitution, the suffering, the misery, which has so suddenly come upon these people. When he left, the old seminary was crowded with sick and almost naked women and children, with no means to procure either medicine or clothes. The Rev. Father, after preaching an eloquent sermon at St. Ann's church last Sun day, attempted to describe the condition of hit people to the congregatlon, but he was sO overcame with emotion that hlie completely broke down. his Grace, the Most. Rev. Arch bishop, was so deeply touched at the Rev. Father's recital that out of his very limited mueans he made a personal donation of fifty dollars. Father Tumoine, pastor of St. Anne's church, anxious to give his assistance in relieving these poor people, has kindly given the use of his church for a concert which will take place to-day at one o'clock, under the direction of Miss Theresa Cannon. The programme, giving the selections of music and the names of the performers, among whom are such well known amateurs as Mrs. Witham, Misses Wag' ner, Fleury, Fairex, and Messrs. Krebbs, Davis and Cassard, will be found on the fifth page' of our present issue. The price of tickets is only 5o cents. The Canal and Clalborne street and the Dumaine street cars pass near the church, which is situated on St. Philip street, between Roman and Prieur. A Louisvillo grocer has been suned in $500 damages for selling powder and shot to some minors, by reason of which one of them was shot and dangerously wounded. LOAN BY Tln HOMEs-satD AasOCIATION.- An advertsement elsewhere gives notice that a loean of several thousand dollars will be offered Tuesday even. lag next at 't o'clock in the 8tar Bail. Gentlemen rot holding stock are isated to attend.