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NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MORNING, MIAY 17, 1874. NUMBER 15. Merning Stir and Catholic Messenger - SW ORIt.ANB, SUNDAY. MAY 17, 1674. TZLEGRAPIlC SUMMARY. FAMINE IN ASIATIC TURKEY. There is no abatement to the famine in Ana talia. Reports from all parts of the conntr: are of the most doleful character. Many per sons have starved to death. ARREST OF GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS. Grand Duke Nicholas, brother of the Czar was arrested on the 12th, in St. Petersburg for political reasons, and his house was search ed. The absence of the Czar in England gives the affair great significance, and the greatest excitement prevails in St. Petersburg. FRANCE. On the 13th, the Duke de Broglie declared that he would call up for immediate discuseion the new electoral bill. The Left and extreme Right oppose its present consideration, and will make it a Cabinet question. The debate will occur on Friday or Saturday. The ques tion will be a test one. Late severe frosts have done considerable damage to the vines throughout the country. It is estimated the grape crop for the present year will not be above half an average one. SPAIN. The crisis in the Republican Government is over, Serrano having appointed a new Cabinet, in which Sagasta, the leader of the extreme Radicals, figures as Minister of the Interior. The Communists at Alcoy and other places are becoming troublesome, and an outbreak is feared. Concha commenced his advance from Bilboa oni the Carlists on the 11th. The Carliet loss in the retreat was 500. ENGLAN]D. On his arrival in London, on the 13th, the Czar of Russia was given a magnificent recep tion. In the House of Lords the Earl of Carnar von, Secretary of State for the Colonial De partment, said that, in accordance with the feelings of the country, the Government has decided that it is impossible to abandon its possessions on the Gold Coast. UNITED STATES. WASHINGTON,-The Senate passed a new finance bill on the 14th by a vote of 25 to 19. It provides for free banking until greenbacks are reduced to$300,000,000. The Geneva award bill concerning the indemnity paid by England on the Alabama claims also passed. Insurance companies are to have no share in the spoils. The House proceedings were of no general interest, being confined to the discussion of the Freedman's Bank bill, the Steamboat and Pilot bills, and other matters of a similar na tarer REIMBUlUSING THE COTToN TAx.-A number of Southern Representatives held a meeting in the room of the House Committee on Agricul ture, to fix upon some measure for the reim bursement of the cotton tax levied by the Government some years since and subsequent ly pronounced unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. The amount of taxes imposed was $60,000,000. Thirteen Southern States were represented, and the members were generally agreed that some measure of relief should be paased by Congress. General Howard, ex-chief of the Freedman's Bureau, has been acquitted of the charge of speculation in office. The Civil Rights bill has been the occasion of a caucus of Republican Scoators. No de finite conclusion was reached, but the predom inant feeling seemed to be that the bill should be made generally acceptable by providing separate schools for white and colored chil dren, and also for separate accommodations by inn-keepers, proprietors of theatres, etc., on condition that equal advantages are secured for all classes. General Sherman's headquarters are to be removed to St. Louis. The Cabinet, considering the Arkansas troub les, laughed Acartily over the subject. THE ARKANSA TROUBLES.-The Legislature, in pursuance to Baxter's call, met on the 13th, a quorum of both houses present. They im mediately adopted a resolution calling on the President to put them in possession of the State House now occupied by Brooks. Should the President's response be favorable, and it is generally believed that it will be, the whole question may be considered as decided in favor of Baxter. There have been several skirmishes in and around Little Rock during the week resulting in the killing of about a dozen and the wound ing of forty or fifty of the combatants. Among the killed those most regretted are Frank Nimme a prominent young citizen, and Capt. Sam.Houston an old river man. The secret of the troubles has at last been feand one. Is is that a big job, involving 17,000,000 in bonds, was gotten up for the pro tit of the two Radical Senators and other leaders. Baxter refused to assist them and as the aid tf the Governor was absolutely neces sary for suoocess they determined to oust him. Hence the war. M ISCELLANEOUs. Admliral Franklin Buchanan of te Confe delate Nave, died in Baltimore on the 13teb aged 74 seae. He was one of the oldest stitd e.na oft of t~* UaitSsd ttes navy Va.,and in Mobile Bay are among the most glorious achievements of the war. In Michigan and Wisconsin great fires have raged in the forest for several days. A heavy rain storm fortunately finally coming on pre vented a repetition of the harrowing scenes of 1871. . Under a resolution passed at a meeting of the stockholders of the California and Texas SRailroad Construction Company providing for the appointment of three persons, stockholders of the company, to take charge ofsubscriptions as they are paid in, and appropriate and ap ply the same to the building of the Texas and Pacific Railroad, from Dallas to Forth Worth, to the eqnipment of the line now operated, and to the extension of workifrom Brookston t to Texarkana. Messrs. Geo. Brooks of Phila delphia, Henry G. Stebbins, of New York, and Silas F. Miller, of Louisville Ky., have been appointed the committee. The Radical Governor of South Carolina, after a most outrageous and unparalelled course of robbery of the people has gone into bank ruptcy. Close of the Dominican Mission in Algiers ITS SPLENDID SPIRITUAL RESULTS. The Mission by the Rev. Doninican Fathers Rooney and Turner, of Louisville, which opened in the Church of the Holy Name of Mary, at Algiers, on the 26th of April, closed last Sunday evening with the beautiful and solemn ceremony of the consecration of the congregation to the Sacred Heart. On that day, also, his Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop, administered confirmation to eighty-seven children and adults. L.tring the Missiou, and especially at- the evening exercises-which consisted of the Holy Rosary, a sermon and the Beuediction of the Blessed Sacrament-the church, though large and capable of accom modating a goodly number, was crowded to its utmost seating capacity, and many anxious listeners thronged the aisles near the door, glad to find even standing room. Among those whose presence was specially noticeable were many non-Catholic persons who were doubtless well informed and instructed as to the sublime doctrines of the Church of God by the eloquent Dominican preachers. We may hope they were likewise edified, and their plejndices being removed by the Catholic truths so ably demonstrated to their minds, their hearts may turn ere long to the only path which leads to real happiness on earth, viz.: a knowledge of the one true faith. To the Catholics of Algiers, the Mission has buen productive of many beneficial results, some of which may be already seen in the increased attendance at church on Sunday. Those who nobly persisted in the practice of their duties to Almighty God before Lave been encouraged and strengthened to persevere to the end; while the lukowarm, the negligent and the indifferent have had their eyes opened to the frightful precipice, on the brink of which they stood, and have turned back shuddering. To the latter class, the Mission has indeed been of incalculable good. The pastor, Rev. Father Bellanger, is worthy of all praise for his earnest practical and suc cessful efforts to awaken the spiritual zeal of his congregation. Among his many acts look ing to this end may be mnentioned the Mission of last year conducted by the Redemptorists, and the late glorious one which Fathers Rooney and Turner came a thousand nmiles from their home in Louisville to give at his request. The visible results of this Mission may be enumerated as follows: Number of Communi cants, 800, of whom 150 at least had not ap proached the Sacraments for tmany years: pre pared for confirmation, b7, of whom 20 were adults; enrolled in the Society of the Most Holy Rosary, 390; and a large number enrolled in the Scapular of the Blessed Virgin. Add to these the formation of a Total Abstinence Society, under the auspices of the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of Loinsinas, and we have furnished a record of which the priests and people of Algiers may well be proud. WARNING.-Oor readers are warned against giving alms to a beggar a\h, prrsent- a re commendation purporting to h.ave been signed by Mossrs Julhn McCaffcey and Thes. O Raplier. as the signatures are forgtirts. We under stand that the impostor has been quite ltvely in hunting up the friends of these well known gentlemen, and as he is still circulating the forged docusament, we think it wetH-taolve intetlbattl iss -a rs.- IFrom Our Own Correspondent.] OUR IRISH LETTER. I)ar.IN, April 28, 1874. The Home Rule party iu Parliament has achieved at least one triumph-and that over the strong Tory government itself. Mr. Butt's bill for giving to Irish municipal towns which are also counties of themselves, the same pri vilege as similar towns in England enjoy the privilege, namely, of appointing their own sheriffs and clerks of the peace-has actually passed its second reading in the House of Commons, and that, too, without a division. At present the government appoints those officers. The sheriffs in their turn appoint the grand juries and the sub-sheriffs, and the grand juries administer the large amount of funds collected under the name of county cess for the mainteniance of roads, prisons, etc., and appoint all such county officers as surveyors, goal officials and coss collectors. Thus, al though there are not more than eight or nine towns in Ireland which have their own sher iffs, it will be easily seen that the passage of this bill will involve a considerable concession of popular rights. Nobody ever thought that the measure would pass its second reading, and it would not have done so but for an intemper ate speech of Sir Michael Boach,-the chief Secretary for Ireland, on the debate of Mr. Butt's bill for equalizing the franchise in Irish and English towns. Sir. M. Beach opposed this measure and got it defeated, as I men tioned in my last letter; speaking, as he did, in a rasping and irritating manner, and elggesting to Mr. Butt that if he was bent on assimilating the laws of England and Ireland, he might begin by re-establishing the Protcst ant Church and repealing the Land Act. For this he was taken to task in a severe manner by the Tieecs and a host of other English jour nals, all of whom cried out that both of Mr. Butt's bill should be passed. Sir M. Beach, it was declared on all hands, had made a terrible blunder, and the government saw no other 1 way, strong though they were, of repairing it, than by taking the advice of the times and accepting Mr. Butt's second bill" They, how ever, threatened some mutilation of it in com mittee, and as the Irish Tory papers arecrying out against it, there is danger that after all it may be shipwrecked. But so far victory lies with the IIome Rule party. A- vote has been added to the Home Rule party within the past few days. In Athlone, at the general election, Mr. Edward Shiel (a nephew of the orator and a Home Ruler) was returned as having obtained as many votes exactly as his Whig competitor, Mr. J. J. En nis, the brother-in-law of the apostate O'Don oghue and himself a very bad man. On Friday last a scrutiny of votes woas ordered and the juidges of the Court of Common Pleas unani moously decided that several votes recorded for both gentlemen and rejected at the counting up by the returning officer had been improp erly rejected; and five more of these having been given for Mr. Shiel than for Mr. Ennis, the formner gentlemen has been declared enti tled to the seat by a majority of five. On tihe :amen principle, the defeated HIome Ruler in Leitrim county would have been declared en titled to the seat occupied row by a Tory named Gore, only that, unfortunately, the necessary service of the petition against Gore's o return was not effected in time. This was most lamentable: the incompetence of the attorney actually caused the loss of a man to the IHome Rile-party-that is, the loss of two g votes on a division. The Kerry petition is to be withdrawn, the reason being that the ornme Rule party do not like to put. Mr. Blennerhas. a sett, the HIome Rtle member for Kerry, to the expense of a contest, which would be oc nasiened by the success of the petition, against k himself and his Whig colleague, Mr. Ilerbert. In regard to the Drogheda petition, there is, I am glad to say, strong ground for believing that Dr. W. H. O'Leary, the Home Role ment ber; will retain his seat. A scrutiny of the ballot papers has resulted in giving hint a uejority t thbree. Two or three other qule,. Soun, Ihoe,' eCr, \have het t., he l*,-,ide.l I'-t sally, the (i.tlea y Ipettion is t.o be ried 0n it:,* ld !h *.ý1 ill (. Al ia) andtl Itý:a isea ro i~" ',. ramous all-sit btefore Judge Keoghu Iwa, 0)-:. ago, alt over again. The petitionhr is the defeated candidate, one Pierce Joyce, junior, is and the charges against the sitting member, 3 P, k. O'Deaell, obhe* rslate to e;eresti behalf by the Bibhop of Galway and his Vical General on the electors. The fact of the mat ter is that this Jo: ce and his family have beer since the trial before Judge Keogh deadly foes of the Bisbhp, and this petition is got up to have revenge and to spite the Bishop. And ii there be even only the shadow of a pretext for petitioning, Mr. O'Donnell will be unseated, for-Keogh's alter ego-Justice Lawson-is to be the presiding judge this time. I feel quite sure in mt own mind that Keogh and Lawson have made it up between them already to un seat O'Doneell and spite the libhop and clergy if they cas The mention of Mr. O'Donnell's name re minds me that he is next week and the week after to deliver here, in Dublin, at the Catholic University, a course of public lectures on " Economic Science." This is only one of sev eral courses of such lectures announced this week by the Very Rev. the Rector. Three other courses are-one on Ancient History, by Mr. Robert Ormsby, M. A. (Oxiui) Professor of Ancient History in the Uuiversity; one on Biology, by Professor Sigerson, M. D. M. R. I. A.; one on Mining and Mineralogy, by Pro fessor O'Reilly of the Royal College of Science, Stephen Green; and one on Ancient Irish Manuscripts by Professor O'Looney, M. R. I. A., the greatest living authority on this sub ject. Two Ifish priests are just designated Bishops of Austrlia sees. Dr. Fortune, President of All lIallows College, Drumconodra, Dublin, has been appointed Bishop of Sandhurst, Victoria; and the Rev. M. O'Connor, I'. 1'. of lRathfarn ham, Dublin, has been appointed Bishop of Ballarat in the same colony. I believe both of those are new sees, and that three-fourths of the entire body of Australian Blishops are now Irishmen and mostly Dublin men. There was a meeting held last night in the Mechanics Iastilute hero to protest against the governmental " warning" to the Flag of Ire land. Mr. P. J. Smyth, M. P., presided, and he was theouly person of any importance present, though several members of Parliament sent apologies for their absence. The fact is, al though the Coercion Act is an atrocious mleas ore and although there was only the very paltriest excuse for putting it into force in the case of the Flag of Ireland, yet that paper and the Irishman would not be much regretted if they were suppressed. They are only doing damage to the national cause, and their char acter in other respects is anything but envia ble. J. J. c. Total Abstinences. Last Sunday, after Iigh Mass, a number of gentlemen met in the preebytery next to the church of the Holy Name of Mary, Algiers, for the purpose of organizing a Catholic Total Abstinence Society. The Rev. Pastor, Father ilellanger, of the Society of Mary, was present, as was also the Rev. J. A. Rooney, one of the Domlunican Fathers from Louisville. One of the menmbers of the State Union havitng explained the manner of organization, the gentlemen present registered their nuames and tfok the pledge for one year, after which Mlr. W. S. Colbert was elected president, pro tem., and Mr. F. J. Oser, secretary. A com mittee of three was then appointed to report on constitution and by laws, after which the mecting adjourned to meet this (Sunday) eve ning at 31 o'clock at the same place, when a permanent organization will be effected. The gentlemen of the parish are requested to at tend this meeting. In St Alphorsus Schoil Ilall last $o.uday, a cadet society was orgsnuzced. The following are the namnes of the ofblers : Rev. B. A Neithart, C. SS. R., Spiritual Director; D. II. Buckley, President and Treasurer; Daniel J. Mullane, First Vice President ; T. A. Manuing, Second Vice President; Jatmes 1'. Carry, KR. cording Seereta,) ; A J. I)slatte, Flenanct,l Sicletay ; J. J. l.ewis, Mas',eal; John Mc Manloa, Sergeant-au-Arms. This Sucieiy is for boys between the ages of ten and eighteen years, and we have ,.o doubt that within twehle mouths it. will iiic!ude irhiln its ranks nearly all the youths of the ialish '.f St. Alphonsns. Tuese will be a ru, .tiKg next Sunday, 24 h inst., at 2 o'clock. Bishop's lawn, and all other kind of lawns, ia unlimited qasatitles, and at very low prices, at Levy area.'. 1e Magasla. strust. r Very Eev. A. D. Pellicer, V. 0, of Mobile. 2 Among the pilgrims who sailed last evening on board the French steamer l'eriero to make a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Immaculate Virgin at Lourdes, the distinguished divine r whose name heads this notice occupies a proni ineut place. For over twenty-five years ho has labored as a missionary in the interests of the people of our sister State, Alabama, leav ing everywhere the impress of his apostolic zeal and devotlon. From a communication in a recent issue of the Mobile Regiater we extract the following deserved tribute to Father PI'l licer. It will be read with no less interest in this city, where he is well.known and highly esteemed, than by our many subscribers in Alabama who will feel his absence as keenly as does the dutiful child that of a loving father: There wase a period in the history of the Church of Alabama, between the years Ir,-0 and 185.3, when, excluding Mobile, Father Pel licer was the only priest in tae State. Mont gomery, his headquarters, testify to his zeal and industry. Here he collected the scattered sheep and formed a flock which, to-day, in knowledge, in faith and in good works, is sec ond to none in the South. Here, by hard work, he built a splendid church, schooli house and pastoral residence, for all of which he col. lected in Mexico and Cuba. lie also built a church in Camden. During the years men tioned above he did the same mnissionary duties which now require the labor of eight priests. Often, in the old-fashioned stage he had to travel from one hundred to three hundred miles in order to carry the consolations of re lhgion to the sick and dying. Here in Mobile we know but very little of his sterling worth; but even whilst amongst us his duties as Vicar General ef the diocese and pastor of the Ca thedral; have been performed with that same Christian fidelity that has ever characterized his sacerdotal life. In season, and out of sea son, in the midst of our fearful epidemics, in poverty and in want, oftentimns ic persecution --hlie has ever been found the obedient coldier of the cross, doing the loving work of his Master. Before his departure from Mobile, Father Pellicer was presented with a prsaccontaining a substattial testimonial of the love of his people. So tainiy -were anxious to conutibute that the amount of each individual subs.rip tion had to be limited ; still the urseo i- said to have contained no Iess than the very hand. some sunm of $7ir) in gold. T'ni CoNCgRT LAST Su.tAY.-Tlhe large an dience which gathered at St. Ann's church last Sunday noon, to attend the concert for the sufferers by the overflow, gave practical evi dence of their sympathy for the unfortunate people of Points Coupee parish, as well as of their own appreciation of good music. The forlorn condition of these poor people had been so graphically portrayed by their pastor, Father Gotton, that no doubt could be enter tained of the success of any enterprise having for its object their relief. But when the pro gramme for the concert was published, an nouncing the appearaceo of such distin guislhed musicians as Misi-s-l-'leury, Wagtcer, Fairer and Mine. Witham, in connectiou with Miss Cannon's liine choir, everyone felt that a liliancial as nell as a musical triumiph wao insured. lIinu bliss Can lin's card, published. elsewhere, we are pilased to see that the handlsomnie sutm of $:l1 was realized. Num,.er ois engagements prevented the attendance of a rlepresutative of the STAR, hence we can give no det:ailed account of the concert itself, though thei fine repitat:on of the musicians slid the loud praises of all who w.e e so fartu nate as to be present, leave no room for doubt that it was one of the best ever given in this city. IBIANCI. No. 7sn FrSTIVAL -'lh public in general, and our Ilibernian frields in particu lar, will remember that the Festival ofBrilranc No. 7 will take place to-day at the 'air Gr uiiutds, At 'l .lo'uclck Ipotlls of diff. lint ki, ds all c nUmelce. The pr',granlne, which .It pi..*r, on the 5'h page of to-lday', ialpr, iio iss rate fuie, and we will be ntuch surprised if the at-endance is not far in excess of that at the linne festivals given by this Blranch iin past years. The perfect order whic i has tpre- a vuiled on lihke occasions wou!d of itself be guarantee sillicient to all that every thing will e coniiducted in the most approved style, but t if any further arssirance is ineeded, it will be ' found in the fact that our respected fellow- a citizen, James Grant, Esq , Is chairman of the committee of arraugeimeuts, and that he will be assisted by such stanach men as Messrs. P Dowling, Donovan, McGloio sad otbsr L IJ DION TILE SIBYLS. f - A CLASSIC, ('IIRISTIJ.V .C 'EL, STr MILES GEIRALD KEON, Author of " Harding. the Loney-Spinner," etc. - From the Cathollo World. (Continued.) PART Ill. CIIAI'T lt VI. While time rang a monotone at Circello, an incident occurred at Formije. Velleius Pateronlus, who occupied rooms near those of Tiberius in the Mamorran palace. was alone in his bed-chamber writing. It was close upon midnight when he heard a timid knock at his door. lle expected nobody, and the hour was one when he might have been supposed asleep. lie waited a moment, in a half belief that his imagination had deceived him; but presently he again heard the knock ing. loe called to whoever was there to enter; and Clanudius, the slave, obeyed, closing the door again cautiously behind him. " Sir," said Claudius, after cooning close to Vellelus on tiptoe, " being released from duty for the whole of tihis day, Ispent it at Crispus's inn, where my Intended wife is living. Among the lodgers or customers is a young knight Marcus, a grandson of Lepidus the triumvir he that has the palace at Circei. Do not ask me how I have learnt what I have learnt; but to the common room a debanuched seafaring man, who drinks and chatters, seemsr to have had sonme mansneradig order to execute, the clhect of which was that mry master was de ce ived; in short, adopted a false conclusion respecting the movenlents of certain ladles.', Here Claudius paused, in apparent alarm. " Ay ?" interposed Paterculus. " Well r' " Well air," continued Claudius, with a sort of gasp, " it was inevitable for me to be cog nizant-to know, to guess -or, if I may so say, to lie at least almost aware-" " Go on," said the Prmtorian oilf ler, smiling; " to be almost aware--" " Of the plot, the arrangemnent for the safety of those ladies ; and to know, or to guess, who contrived the scheme. The young knight whorm I have mentioned-the knight Marets -senems to have some spite against those la dies, whose safety is very dear to me."' " Why do yon come to me upon this suhbJedf,' my good youth I" said Paterculus. " Because I think-and, if I be wreng, I pray you to pardon me-that you also, illustrious sir, feel kindly toward the heroic youth who saved roy life, and toward his, mother and sis ter." " You think what is true,"' said Paterculus. " Bei.lcs, the knight .arcu," resumed (Cladlllus, " has cuuonceived the idea that he can 'pay Lii court an,d make his way by telling Tiberius both where the ladies are aon what an elaborate imposture has been Ilayed upon Tiberins. 'This last informa:,tion will he more prised than the tirst. 'llerius is proud of showing men that none can, ,either deceive him with impunity or deceive hiM long." " Very true," said Velleins " And this Marcus further imagines that he can trace the r!,ht abort *he ship to its au th)r." 'i,, w f" I' ifita, , tar t;--Illt :- " SI he erufing-ma:sn will be of no av.il in l.t".g the autih,r. Ca,tn y.,lu trace him?' ' I! illustrious tribune I Y.es-for Tiberis'?" 'k'or Tibertias No." " Than the anlbuthor can never be traced," oh or verl the tribune " I could swear I am glad," said Claudia.. " lwear then, as yon are a scholar," replied the scholarly soldier, ",orn have meant this report to me in kiud'iuee. But why are you afraid I" " Well, for this reason," replied Claudius: " A female servant at the inn, who heard you :' pleading with Crispus, the night when the ladles first arrived, and who has walsbed lt jou e mbsequent visits, sad espelally the res - M" "'n"l ;LtrO t ý ` .