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WVLuaiD I ERt SUNDAY MOIRm.
REV. A. J. RYAN,
IEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY. MAY 10. 1874.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.