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3mrning Star and Catholip Messenger.
,lW 0) LtAIt, 3U.~J .aV. MAY i7, 1874. (From the Catholic RIecord.J HANDMAID AND QUEEN. We stand within a lonely room and bare, No eastern lnxurIes are gathered there; Yet' tis in Palestine. that land so blest, Which once by God's ,own people was possessed; But now 'neath Herod's iron eoke they groan. And reap in tears of blood the harvest ald bath sown. The time is ev'ning, and the setting sun Shines in that chamber on the brow of one Who kneels in prayer: a humble maiden she, Having no stork sf' outward tilguity, Sare the I ure Lbeuty of that geatle face. That well beeeems a child of David's royal race Yea! what Low radiance makes the sun grow dim I Sore 'tie some spirit smessenger of Him 'Who is the source of light. Ye a ln that cell, Clothed with a grace no mortal lips may tell, An angel stands. Oh, happy virgin she, On whom our God bestows such heavenly company. " All hall thou full of grace," the angel said, bile lowly he Inclined i sa is e,-nt head: "Behold, then shale coseCiv; and bear a son Jesus he shall be called-LLo Holy One." "Let it be done accsrdaug to thy word, For I am but the handmaid of our gracious Lord." Such were the c: uds of sweet humility, The deeper ftr her ae ful sanctity. Thus Mary spoke O virtue doubly bleat, Thou hadst thy dwelling in her spotless breast, By thee she gauged her own deep lowliness, And then, with thirsting heart, drank in God's holiness Now 'mid the angels on this Joyous day, She hears the world salute her Queen of May; AAdohildren's voices, innocent and clear, Chanting May carols to their "Mother dear." No more a maiden poor, she reigns above, Tasting the golden fruits of God's almighty love. Then. Mother, listen to my humble rhyme, And guard me from the dangers of the time This time so fairof sin, and pain, and woo, Till when my strife is ended here below. To the celestial gate I fiSand my way, And celebrate above one never-ending May. Nary Magdalene. The record of this illustrious penitent and saint is so sublime and interesting that we have long felt tempted to unfold its wonder ful beauty, like that of' a picture, before the minds of our intelligent readers' As the spe- 8 cial devotion to this holy woman is almost en- c tirely confined to France, it is not strange that t we, Americans, seldom pause to meditate upon t the mystery and grace of a life that, next to h that of the sinless Virgin, is most edifying w and consoling to all Christians. Mary, Martha i and Lazarus were all of one family. Their h history is simply told in these words: a "Now a certain man was sick, named Luza.- , rus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and Martha. It was that Mary which annointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her q hair, whose brother Lazarus was dead," (John k xi.) b The deep interest felt in this family by our f Divine Saviour after Mary's conversion, is also ti uchingly related by the inspired penman: Jesus loved Martha, and her sister and La arns." (John xi). And now that the family vi relations of Mary Magdalene are made suoft m oiently clear to our reader, we will return to tl that moment in her life which changed her at from a great sinner to a great saint ;-and as tr we near this part of our description, we feel nu that agitation which an artist must experience w who fears that his most skillful touches can TI ever bestow the grace and sweetness upon fic is subject which his heart feels to be its due. th t truly needs a greater eloquence than ours he do justice to the sublime task we have as med; but the picture in itself alone is so be quisite that if we but present it to view, we dii l it cannot fail to command a loving admi- wl tion from all who gaze upon it. It was in ch e house of Simon, the Pharisee, who had pi vited our Lord to a banquet, that the poor tri nner, the woman known to all the town for er frailties, came, unexpected and uninvited, Lu rrying a box of sweet ointment. There, neeling behind the Saviour, she began to eep such floods of tears that in order to ro- thi eve their traces, she took her hair as a nap- tbh kin and wiped His sacred feet, all washed with tbi he water of her grief. Then, folding them p her heart, she kisses them, anoints them aw ith the precious balsam, and remains en-see roeded in her silence and her shame. St. me hrysoetome makes these reflections upon sie lagdalene's conduct at her Lord's feet: That the o one, up to this moment, had asked of the mel aviour any other than a temporal favor, such sid a health of body or care of disease, so that eal [ary Magdalene, while seeking alone for the lim ardon of her crimes, was thus the first to ac- He nowledge the divinity of Christ, since God call lone can forgive sins. this She spoke no word-confessed no fault, laid tore Kre no secret wounds; but recognizing Chiist frie i God, she felt that He knew all her past mis- but eds, saw all her present sorrow, and there- etel re she waited at His feet for that which lie T one could give. lut while the humble sin- out r testified by her lowly plight that Jesus the la the Messiab, the proud Pharisee doubted rod even He were a prophet, saying within him- Mae if, " This man, if he were a prophet, would low low surely what kind of woman this is that and noeheth him, for she is a sinner." Poo Yet, as we continue to read the words of St. faitl eke, we learn that our Blessed Lord knew that Sonly the heart of the weeping woman, but God Sthat of the proud Pharisee. Turning to at ii last, he said : "Simon, a certain creditor imp; -d two debtors, the one owrd five hundred zare uce, the other 6fity. And whereas they bad and t wherewith to pay, he forgave them both, was blch, therefore, of the two loved him most" thro Simon answering said : "IHe to whom he fartl rgave most." Then pointing to the silent brot bman on the feoor, the Saviouer praised her choh the homage she had paid Him, for t he tears trate ith which she had washed His feet, for the reco ttment with which she had perfuned themn; wtr *d applying the parable to the debtor now Tt fore Him, He said: " Many sins are forgiven com , beeause she basiloved muchb." Then, with for I 'set IM3'eisa eondegoeneoio, he anaweza love gel, Here, then, is the moment of transfiguratior for the poor sinner of Bethany; out of tht depths of sin she rises to the glory of the for. given; and, freed from the bitter cares 01 wicked deeds, she is invested with that peace which surpasseth all understanding. Writers differ as to the extentof Magdalene's guilt; but the divine words, ',nany sins are for given her,' show us a long continued oniseo of error. However, an eloquent French -writer own. concludes that she was not of the lowest class of sinners, since the family were of import ance and possessed of mluch wealth. This is gathered from the fact that it was in Martha's house our Lord and many of His ti ciljes often found hospitable entertainmient; and also that, at the death of Lazarus, many Jews of high standing came to Bethany and to the house of the two sisters to condole with them in their bereavement. However, we feel that her youth, her sur passing beauty and her attractive wealth might have been offered in excuse for many of the vanities and faults of her life; but we know she offered no such paltry plea while prostrate at her Saviour's feet. With the eyes that had beguiled to sin, she poured out the tears that led to grace; with the hair that had crowned her in scenes of folly, she made one of the humblest articles that can minister to man's needs, the towel for his feet; but above all, with the heart that had poured out all its less treasures of feeling upon the things of earth, she now clang irrevocably and passionately to the things of Heaven; so that, according to pious writers, from that moment, she became pure in soul and body, and though not virgin, she is still justly entitled the Queen of repent ant sinners, the Queen of holy souls. It has been said that there are many Magdalenes in this nineteenth century who imitate her in her faults, but few Magdalenes who follow her in her sublime repentance. This, no doubt, is because her life is so little known; for once understood, it becomes one of the master pieces of God's love and mercy to man, one of the most consoling pictures which Faith holds nd up to Repentasce. we The cext scene in which we behold Magda er- lene, is in her sister's house, sitting humbly at ho the feet of Jesus. Silence still enfolds her as a garment, for no word of hers is as yet re to- corded in the inspired pages. But we love to tat think of her as, humble in her attire, shorn of on the jewels which once adorned her shining to hair, her face pale with fasting, her eyes heavy rg with tears, ever silent, ever loving, ever sitting ha lowly. What pathetic humility I There, at sir her Saviour's feet, do we always find this grand and sublime soul-at that altar of purity and love, whence her own soul acquires increase of 0a. purity and love. rd At His feet, ts though-according to an ex er quisite French commentary-her own feet an having gone astray so long, she feels there can be no other guide for her than those sacred or feet, which lead thq way to life, and light, and o0 truth. - - 0: Mary, sitting at the Lord's feet, heard His a word. But Martha was busy about much ser ly ving, and said: "Lord, hast Thou no care that my sister hath left me alone T speak to her, to therefore, that she help me." And the Lord er answering said: 'Martha, Martha, thou art i troubled about many things. But one thing is I el necessary. Mary hath chosen the better part :e which shall not be taken from her." (Luke x.) * This sublime instruction, which alone has suf ficed to make innumerable saints, we owe to I s the humble penitent, to Magdalene, whose t ' heart was broken wi'h contrition for her bitter b i past. Who now can doubt that the sinner has 0 been sanctified, that the erring woman has b e disappeared, to give place to that envied soul s' who, knowing the one thing necessary, has ° chosen the better part, and-O, crown of hoap d piuess!-who is assured by the lips of Eternal e r truth that it shall not be taken from her. Thirdly, we approach that hour when our Lora saw fit to manifest to all the assembled ti multitude both the tenderness of His humani ' ty and the glory of his divinity-the hour of the most stupendous miracle, if indeed even the greatest can be called more wonderful than the least. s' Lazarus was sick, and the Divine Masvter, ri away on one of his toilsome missions, was seemingly unconscious of the danger that h. menaced the life of His friend. But the two h sisters, filled with unbounded confidence in b the Saviour's goodness, sent Him this simple message: " Lord, him whom Thou lovest is sick." This was all-no prayer for help, no call for Him to come, only an humble and sub lime trust. Yet Jesus came not, neither did ti He send ; and at last Martha and Mary were called to weep over Lazarus-dead. When to this beloved brother had been four days in the co tomb, and the sisters, withi their sympathizing friends were mourning in their once hospitable lhg but' now desolate mansion, Jesus turned His on stelis towards Betlhany. so Tradition speaks of the toidb as being with out the town, and describes it as a cavern in the side of I!e nmountain, closed over by a ihuge of rock. " Take away the stone !' said the Divine Master, so that thie multitude who had fo- he lowed Msrtha and Mary miightl thus look inside s and see the dad mnsnu in his barlde andl shlirond t Poor Martha, she bad bir j i-t prnclaimed hier faith in Christ: "Yea, LOtd., I Lve beliees te that thou ast Chist--thie Sn 'r f 'hetirirg God, who art conme into the world!' asd ytc, we at these words of the Masuter, anid uder the for impression that Ite is about to approach La zarus, so long buriedt, she cries out with horror and alarm: " Lordl, he etoLketh!" Mary, too, it was near the tomb. She, too, like Marths, had thrown herself at the sacred feet, sobbing forth: " r.ord, if thou hadst been here, my i brother had not dlied." And thee, as tears a choked further atterance, and she ,bowed ;,rh-,. se trato in her sorrow, the i.nlpired E'unieglt ist records, as thonugh in amnazernet too great for Ii words, "And Jesus wept." i Thus did lie ashow to the woild the tender compassion of His human heart, His sympathy for the sorrows of His onreatures, His strong evr for the souls hl of mae. It was as sma~ s h anon lie was sent by the Father; but when, turning f the His eyes earthwards, lie looks upon the dark, o for- still cave where the dead lay, half corrupted; as of then the Divinity asserts itself, and in a voice pence that even Nature must obey, lie bids: " La zarus come forth !" ene's One should read the Gespel narrative to for- taste all the sweetness, to see all the mercy, no of to feel all the glory cf this manifestation of ricer the God-man, this revelation of the Divine class and human nature. One may think, while port- reading these pages, that these is but slight Lis is connection between Magdalene and this mira thn's cle; but al moment's retlection will ahoy how iples closely and beautifully are linked together and hlar3'a conversion and Lazarus's resurrection. oews We know that both were dead-one in the the grave, the other in the sepulchre of sin; both bem were offensive to the eyes of mun, one becausq of the corruption of His body, the other be sur- cause of the defilement of her soul; the mira alth cle of conversion was as great as that of the V of resurrection; to forgive sins, or to raise the we dead, being the work of God alone. bile Saints have restored the dead ; but it was eyes in the name and by the povwer of God. The the Church forgives sin, but her commission comes had from her Lord, and His seal is upon all that one she may bind or loose. And we infer that of r to all those who followed Him, Martha, Mary Love and Lazarus must have acknowledged with I its the greatest faith, that Jesus was the promised .rth, Messiah, the long expected Son of David. y to They had been the recipients of His greatest to favors, the privileged friends of His toilsome ame ministry, the dear companions of His hours of gin, repose. But we have dwelt upon this event in nnt- the lives of the friends of our Lord, principally has because of its influence upon Magdalene's sin future career, that career of holy penance her which is not recorded upon the Gospel pages, r in that life of thirty years spent in the recesses is of a rugged mountain, that life which has 'ce been embalmed by the traditions of a whole ter- people, until it seems to perfume the very air e of they breathe. rIds Yet another scene, in which Magdalene bears a part, is told by the Evangelist. da. Six days before the Pasch, a banquet was at given in honor of Lazarua's return to life, and as the Saviour was there. Martha served the re- guests, but Lasarns was with them who sat at to table, and many of the Jews who had heard of these things, came to See the Lord and him ng whom He raised from the dead. But where ivy was Mary ? Soon we see her, silently and ing humbly entering the banquet hall, with a box at of rare ointment in her hands. Standing be ed hind the Saviour, she pours out the precious nd perfume upon His head and His feet, until the of whole "house was filled with the odor of the ointment." (John xii.) z. St. Mark tells us that she also broke the ala- 4 et baster box, while some among the disciples 4 an murmured at the waste of what might have ed been given to the poor. ad But after commending the loving offering, and assuling those about him that she had I is come only to anoint His body for the burial, r-. the Saviour adds: " Wheresoever this Gospel c at shall be preached in the whole world, that also r, which she hath done shall be told for a memo. rd al of her." ,t Thus does Magdalene's name, as a sweet fra- i is grance, fill the whole world, even as the per- t r fume poured at the Master's feet, filled the whole house with its delicious odor. if l How kindly the Divine Master takes Mary's to part, how pathetically He speaks, even at the i se banquet, amid light, and joy, and feasting, of er his approaching burial--a mystery to all about e Him, unless, as His words imply, Magdalene u had a foreknowledge of the dreadfal passion ul so near at hand. ti a Once more do we see Magdalene silent and t' P weeping-not only before her Saviour, but at even at the foot of Ils cross. There with the It Virgin Mary, she witnesses all the three hours' b agony, listens to the sacred words spoken from a .r this altar of infinite love, and sees, at last, the a appalling gloom which hides from her the Master whom she loved so well. The Fathers bid us recognize in these two b l figures at the cross-the sinless Virgin and the a sorrowing Magdalene, how in the eyes of God,' I repentance is the sister of innocence. And no " lesson can be more consoling to our erring ri t hearts, than this close proximity of the Mother a of Jesus to the woman whose many sins He et bad forgiven. L And here we leave our subject, although we tl know that once again, and for the last time w the Gospel shows as Magdalen kneeling before f her God; but as tradition takes up the beau- 0 tiful history at this point, we will return to it o0 in our next article. And yet we fear our pic- St ture is sadly deficient in all the soft, bright lt colors which we wished to throw upon it. Yet t if our readers will only gaze upon the central ligure-the Magdalene of the gospel-pouring out her whole heart at the Saviour's feet, cli sounding the depths of HIis unbounded love, be realizing the-greatness of IHis infinite compas- ti sion, and offerinlg herself as a complete sacri- be fico to His will, they will not heed the faults I of its suenrroundinge. ist l1er own great love, emanating from her Pr heart like a precious ointment; her entire Li' sacrifice of self, recalled by the breaking of w the alabaster box; her unceasing repentance t.spified by l,,r constant tears; all these are all gleams ef light which shine upon the figuro ecv we have sketche,.Ii; while the Savionr's words, del for.telling h.,r, thlrongh the whole world, her pet mrnimry shall be tliffused, is the rare, rich an oiultment wll.chl U.' balms her name and makes Pu it prTrcions to the hearts of all. lic FIinnilies wishing their furnitore packed ar.d ti shIlppd, or stored, can have tho busiuess attended Io cii with plomPtess and dispatch by appipHg tio Mr. J,,hnt I G Wire. at his fure ttare auction mart.. hs. i s 1P., as attreet Mr. \Wile will al*o attend tosales f ftriu i tO ' . ai il hou-th.ild m ode eithcr tt hin.s ,r or ou L ,., t I na . and w Lt . sapl attes ,if to ltnh a t, r.,e i.., I", Iliae u-ttllmelan L . has. larges tock ou L ,,!l to ,- ,t w r i" cnth.r at -a uCion , er privJato e.le s at p[1u1 *. l14 mi l " studi thi-tr ow rn inernsts is giving hiL n call "And so we go," said aseber of a Bsston tie sehool eommittee;, " oar great men mas fast - ning The Zunasans and the I.pited Greeks. lark, ted; -The massacre of United Greeks in the Diocese of Chelm, in Podlachiirt, because U they refused to altar their rite at the dicta. Li- tion of the IRnasian military authorities. has been followed by an attempt to arrive e to at the same end by conciliation. The new 1rcy, Govisrnor of W\arVaw, General Kotz..bue, in of has summoned thin peasants of tlht pro vince to send a deputtation to confer with hint. Fifty peasants arrived, and the con hile ference lastled neitly three hours. The gtht General enldeavored tIo pet snail: thliem that ira- all the Governmeent w ishel.l to do was to how purify ths' United Gieck rite front nddi ther tions orro.wed Itrol the La'ti ls, and to o restore it ito its primitiive state without , severing tite collnut tion between their the Church and RHoe. It will be rememlnbered both that among the innovations of which the aus anthoritit a comnplaiined was the use of the be. rosary and the scapular. The peasants ira- replied with great courage that the ceremo the nies now violently snuppressed had existed among them from time immorial, and ibe formed an integral part of their worship, and that rather than consent to their sup wae pression they were ready for the greatest The sacrifices; they would have niotlting to do mes with a desecrated Church, and they die manded the removal of the Administrator tat Popiel, and the return of Knziemski, their ,t of only lawful Bishop, he having been invest Cary ed with that dignity by the Holy Father. rith The General replied that lie would get the laud Emperor to send them another Bishop in place of Popiel, but that Kuzietuski could id. not come " by reason of his bad health." test To this the peasants answered : "We want ime a Bishop sent by the Holy See, and not by of the Emperor. Let us go to the Emperor in and afterwards to the Pope; we will tell illy them the truth ; they will listen to us with kindness and hearken to our request. We e'is shall learn at Rome whether the Pope nce really consents to the changes introduced es, into our Church, and we will act in accord ees ance with his answer." The Governor told as them that lie could not let them go to St. ole Petersburg without the Emperor's special permission, or to Rome at all. But he ipromised to repeat textually to the Em peror all that they might say, and allowed are one of them to speak with perfect openness. This peasant spoke as follows: "We passed a through severe trials" during the insurrec tion of 1864, in which we took part. Since then the Emperor has loaded us with bene the fits, and we have been grateful to him. at But now that you violate the law and shed urd the blood of unarmed men who are defend im ing their faith, I am forced to declare to ire you that you are yourselves changing this gratitude into hatred. But you have still nd the power of altering this state of things. ox Do not break your faith, permit us to fre be- quent our churches without introducing ins changes into them, and gratitude will he revive in our hearts." Even the anti-Polish and anti-Catholic M. Katkov declares that he in this case the Government is wrong and I thile peasants are right. To the argument Is- of the official journal that the soldiers were lea defending the rights of the I'eipe against ye the United Greuek population which did not respect his Bulls, le answers thus : "It is not by forcing our religion on the people ig, that we can Russify Poland; we do not ad recognize the United Greek religion or the al, Pope as Head of the Church ; we profess a ,el different religion, and the ceremonies of a o Church to which we do not belong ate nothing to us. In religious matters the O members of that church are strangers to us, and we have no call to interfere with a. its affairs or to watch over the putity of its ,r. worship. That is the Pope's business, te without the assistance of our military conm manders." The advice is good, but we doubt whether Russian statesmen have yet. 's learnt wisdom enough thorougdly to act on te it. it The Battle of the Books. to .Chicago Triboue I n There is trouble brewing in the camp of the People's party. Treaties are made only A .d to be broken ; anld the alliance formed be t tween the Germans and Irish in Chicago about a year ago is threatened with disso lution. The well known little cloud, " no B' bigger than a man's hand." is observable t already on the horiz,)n. Unless a favoring , te wind arises to disperse it, it will soon cover the whole German-Irish political sky in Chicago. It appears that, whereas, of the ci 20,000 volumes of books in the Public Li e brary, a great many are German, few, if at o any, are Catholic. This Mr. Onahan dis- C. , covered soon after lie was appointed ae member of the Public Library Board. To i remedy what he considered an evil, he gav.. a catalogue of Catholio works to Mr. I'oole, r the Librarian, who, from its pages, made a e selection of books to be ordered for the Ft Library. After consultation with some of n< o the members of thie Board, but without LI waiting for the action of a regular meeting eMr. Ioole made out a list of Catholic books for the Library, which came to the notice of Mr. Rosenthal before the books were C ordered. Mr. Rosenthal, at the meeting on - Saturday, objected to thile books on the around that they were sectarian. Mr. C Raster, another member of the Board, ob jected to them on the ground that they were Catholic. It is ccltain that no book should be ex- an cludeld ilfr the Public Library simply bec .ise it is Catholic, or written hy a Ca tholic; for, If this could be done, then . books might be objected to becauos wlitten t by Methodists, Presbyterians, Epiacopasu liaus, Jews, Rttionalists, lhlidels or Athe- P ists; or because advocating Methodisro, Preebyterianism, or Rationalism. The t Library is supported by all classes, and was intended for all classes. All classes go thtere, arid all are taxed for its mainte nlance. ulih:i be.ing the( c.I,., the tastes of all shoul lie cilisati-l. The policy, how ever ,if ild'ritg a large iuomhber of books demadea ed tzciusively iy those of one persuasono i denonlinalioln i-,iuestioable, and, while no one can ratiornilly object to seeing Cilthoiic books on the shelves of a Public Library senppol ted in part by Cath lice, many will otj.ct to the mannlier in which it was prop..ed t, Ircu titir e theem In this instanc-, viz: all at oIice and Iby apn coil iii ler. llie was never dole il favor ,if tl.i ,ther denmurloation. Ir. Is rot a little strange. however, that the oppl,.itiorii w: saadie neaiely by the G;rna~ in hli, Il,:rd, ',,d ma-,e becaulse r:,.- I,.,lke riteu " C.ltihic." That Catllo Is I-h !.id h.vil a t-e.ikuess for Catholic It)lsto i.t s:i r. ihge., l.oy ouseC than that ,oi inIllS thiUohul It-Le a e.koe.-s for Ger- i Imit hitloks. lir. O iliwlili t,l-s tlutt otjoct to sar Ilthe Germans bharn thIe ir tb,.ks. Mr. de Beater decildedly oljeote to 4tibelio boo0k I MllSCELLANEOUS. slie NEW OILEANS i(!ta ies. 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Bt A man. no mlatter how limited hi meltea,. subtcribea her. for a oetain t.tlulor o shares, for which ho pays In tie weklIy utlM or It ntal amount. ale iray lhave mldtl 0 I only one paet, when be can borBow mory to the full amolR t hLs share, entitle him. th." JUST THINK OF IT. ant He may have paid only two a;td one-half dollars by J2t. when be Na, borrow a tholanol; andi the Alns elation n-ks hint NO OTIEtlR SECURI''Y but I mort gor faio on the house he buys with its money. Moreover tell THE ASSOCIATION DOES NOT ARK FOR TIIE itll HE-PAYMENT OF TlHE LOAN, We otherwise than the paylng I of the installment., to lpe which the Assoelatlon adds a part of the profits derived ced from Interests and promifums--placing atll to the credit rd- of the person taking the loan. old ITS SUPERIORITY OVER RAVING AND DE st. POSIT BANKS. iail It is not liable to suspension, for it does not specalate I Ib QUESTIONABLE PAIILt It has no lltterme he dln Itosn the shapo of other otbchholdere whi receive m- all the profits the pOculiar feature of till Association d ed is each member bring a stocklholder and receiving hi. portion of ALII profits. ed A FACT DEMANDING CONSIDERATION. c- There Is no poor man In the Rommunity who, having no property or unexptionrl COLLA'I'mm RALS can borrow even a small amount of money-NOT EVEN 7e- AT ANY PERCENTAGE. Nor can he. shold he ben i. fortunate enough to do so, pay It baek In small sums. ed Both these faclities id- THE N. 0. HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATION to gives to ovry m who becomes a member. Ii That It s founded on a substantia basis. and man. I till aged by upright and combetent gentlemen, read the nattmes of re- The Board of Directors: hl ill E SWEENEY, TIIOS C. WAt.SH, all E. M. IERMINGHdAM JOHN MniCAFFlREY, at P. A. FINNEY, JOHN T. GIBBONS, A Od PATRICK BRADLEY, M. A. ALLEYN. Dt GEO. McCLOSKEY. J. T. PURVIS. re JAS. P. O'IIEN, - .. J. FINNE at A. LEO. is uOfficers: tie E. SWEENEY, President, t TIIOS. C. WALSH, Vice President, be E. 11. BERMINGOIAM, Treaarer. la T. J. O'SULLIVAN Secretary. a fe25 ti II A. IM. IILL & CO.,e t Jewelers and Gold Pen Makers, "TIHE BEST GOODS AND LOWEST PRICES." Pens, Watches and Jewelry Repaireld. ............ St. Charles Street ............i F mh-274 ly _ Corner Cotomertitl Alley. COGAN'S CLOTHING IIOUv-E, .f NOS. 19 AND) 20 CANAL STI:REET, C S And No. 9 Croenoanr Street. letweern CL'.tumhouto atud )tihe River. '1'TII LAIil;EST AND FINEST STOCK OF CUSTOM-MADE CLOTHING e Full MIEN, YOU'IIS AND llOY, -. K In the City of Ntw Orleans. Within te IRe.at-h of r Eveyl' Ludy, O AT PRICES NiVERl liCieOIIE IIEAIDI) OF. 0 Ctnte and see oer t 50'. Ii lJtINESS SUITS. Comne ant eer our i- 1) Illack tloth SUITllS. Come and see our it 5i Illue I)iagonal StiITS. if Come and see otr 7 5', l.ghlt Sp, ltg OVER:COATS. C(ome and see our 9 00 I'lack lteavrr OVEHCOA'1 S. ('Come and see our 11t of English Mtrltu OVEIICOATS ) Come and aoe our 3 50 aeaimero I'ANTS i Come and ase our 4 It) Blue Cloth IANTS (Come and see our 600 Bltack I)oeskln PANTS. Come and sn oour I !,U Cloth and Velvet VES'I . , Comue and tee our 2 50 1) It. (Canoi.ero VEiS IroS. SCome and see our 3 50 1). II. Silk VESTS. e Fine IHigh Crown IIATS, t.f all colors, from| Ii 25 to f 1OTS' HATS, from 5tc. tott. t LINEN SlItilTS ANDI) IENIS' INIDERWEAR, g TRIUNKS, V.tI.ISEv oti SIATC'':iELS J, At Pricete Ftl1 Per ([Tiet L.ens than UsOally PI'.1i. .ASSIID & MII.I.IC=., Cd C S A I. A I A K E; I S, COTTON Itt)i'K Ara-,. Slnnrhi'tUS ut otrEvery De-Rec scrlption of \ "r/;'TNTA +I'A +, I" Ll~ .' \A VNIGS, et., et, IHt ttl. tn tll Sire a,, QtuaItterts of )IANII.I.A and " 'AitltEl) 2i,i'L 1iUlt Ci :llAE IlI(;KSi a!l ste,. Whttrtlle artd Il.-':l t)0alert- ta tIuoting for Flagso, all ttollrt :oh l l. hl. . Flalgs of a!ll tlol.. stleta t., outr arnd on iand at ll or r e pa y eepeoial atttntl,,n to gettin up in any. . itur fa illtis and long cal,, I..ll- nvr bosinose jr.lotiv nt no in of'orriai our vrvl-:e., tit 4'l rrtliirlns ay'thiog tn our Ilne.ant ottr worknn sih; li trot Knte atd ,It prices €to, mroft]la. ( ASSIl)Y 6 MILI. PIt I I r......a.......... 1 aoudru trrt. ................. 7u FFLORENCE i J uP Sprresa (hut. LA. tUmited nUree j i Broblm tf Eo Prleta. THE NEW FLORENCE I MMI(;IIA'I ION AGENCY, -- -............-...--- 'al--- -t-t.................. " -o tpreptrtl to loraish Farm ]Lbotcrs, Dometltc d0s of traat Brltrin. ool city asarnast.o.a rqlred r p mesy and eoinmlahmoaspay iable em arrval Al hej. IMIssr 3UrFrmbIt HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. F' RNITURE .................FURNITURE. HUGH FLYNN, 167.............. Poydras Street ............167 All who want t, purchare (CIIEAP FURNITURE can call at 1r7 I?.)dras atreet, between St. Charts and Carondelet streets. iOn account of retirin . fron the l rnlt .re huslnen I am now selling ur my ergo at,k ,o New urulture at greatly reduced rates I am ellihng at rates below that of any hulse In the city : ,Valnot Vlctoria Beroln, ln ts, marble-tnp......... t 'Parlor 8set, eleven pie ............ . .. It 0 Double ledteadl. wILth Tl'etorr and Iollor...... 1 Kitchen ianl uilngrormeg Itrc.ltutratrqually low rates. Spring. lailr anid Mooa hlattresss of the best quality and atgreatly redui'ed p:.ui.cs. hug 311y CARPET1 AND OIL-CLOTlj WAREHOUSE. ELKIN & CO., 1(; .............Canal Street............. 168 IHave a large variety of CAIll'ETS-in Velvet. lrussela, ThreePly and ltgral., at very low prices. FLOORt OIL-'LOTH--all widths. LACE CURTAINS, WINDtiti S1HADES and CORNrIOXI CANTON MATTINGO -Whitel Check and Fancy. aell 13 ly JOHN 11015, No. 291 Camp Street, lReturns his sincere thanks to the public for the libere ratronage bestowed upon him in the pet, and raespect Sull olicit. a ontLeuance ol the same, guarantreen n ai cs o afford full satisfaction. His sto is wet stocked with a large and handsome aueortment of FURNITURE, MIRRORS, PICTUlRES, 8HADES CORDS, ETO. Pictrres and Looking Oalese Framed. Upholstering RMpartng and Varnishlng done In the beet manner. MOVIISO d.une with eare and dlpatch, a. 7e3 1y J. A. KERNAN & THOS. WHITE, PRAOTIOAL OILDERS , 10o; Cuetomhouno street, near Royal, EkW ORl.gANL Looking oae and Picture Plain and Ora. tal. made no order. Iteglldleg done In the very beet Aty le. OIl Pa ANttg reatored, Ie-lined, leansed and rvaulrhed. Having a baslns experience of nearly orty years in thla city, they hope to give aUerfacUon to their customers, not only in the superior qualIty of their work, bt likewlise In their moderate eharges. I. --The patronage of the trade usolicited. Chuech decoration and country orders promptly executed. agnl 73 ly W ALL PA PEt, PAINTS, WINDOW OLAiS, Etc. 119 ............ Common Street..............19 The undersgned. formerly ofl0 Cans! street, an founce to hi. friend and the public that he Is now ooated at 119 COMMOO N UTItEIT, between Camp and St. Charlea street.. He calls special attention to his stock of WALL PAPER, ranging In price from It. a raoll upwards. Ills stock of PAIT'IS, OiL.8, OLA&8, WINDOW SHADES. etc., being very large. and his epenmes being much lower than formerly, he to enabled to nell all articles in his line at greatly reduced prices Call and see for yourselves. M. WIIEELAIIAN 119 Cqmmon street. Genuine English WHITE LEAD (B. B.)always on hand. sure 74I CAlr WARE'US .-IO . - 17.............Chartres street ............. 17 A IIOIUlSEAU. Importer, offers at Wholesale and Retll CA RPETrNG--a1000 piecees English and American. l L CLOTlil--Floor, rabi anod Carrlage. ?.dITTING-l-noi rolls White, Check and Fancy. WINDOW IiHADES. Table end Piano Covers. CUItTAINS-Laoes and Nottingham Lase. AOCATELLE COTELINES, Terries. Rp. gtc. IIAIRCLOTH, BURLAPS, Tclring. SIVI; Etc mylO 7:1a lv 9A n s GROCERS--COMMISSION MERCHANTS. STHE PT M OF A. W. KAIIDON l CO.. COM poed of A. W. SKARDON and WM. WOELPyR, haa this day been dlseolved by muttuall consent EIther of the late partoners will Jlan in liqidatlon of the afair, New O. leans, May I, :e'4. LIFE 1'NDI;RSIOtUNED) HAVE THIB DATY N teted into a coparterhlp uder the name of 8 AtDON & WILSON. and bope, by strIct attention to buslrnes. to mEet a eontlua.nce of avoren e llberally exteuded to them. A. W. 4KARDON, m):lIm JAI4. WILSON. E. n'onery. e. Conery, Jr. E. CONEItY & SON, WIIOLESALE OROCEi8, Conitntit,,rn Merchaut taiad l)elhra in Weetern Produce, COI.NEK OF CANAL AN'D I,ELT.t STRET. nuo3 73 ly 051W (t'O..KANC. IM. J. & D. i). O'BRIEN, Commission Merehants, IIDEALERS IN CORN, OATR', BRIAN AND IIAY : PeTters Street, (late New Leveo, retweuen ranier and Pouidreo. .oc 7'. ly NIW OLIEAW. CARRIAGE MAKERS. J. TiOOMSON & LUROS, Carriage and Spring Wagon Makers, (;G and 70......Ranpart Street...... G and 70 Ietween :Comnmon and Oravier. tcccrcived Ilighett Plemiumn at State Fairs of I7TI, 1I72 and Il7": for betat Famlty P'bh too, Victoria. Open and Top IJtggies, beer Wagon (;rocer' Wagon, Exprete Wagon, etc tBring practilcnl workmen, and emplloylng rone but ttle bert m, ectaniea, we are preparml to Lake to order or elair Carrlage,. Buggles. Sprelng W,'a.n , etc. Can r*e.r to many buonea.en Ien in the cty lalrog tebicles of our manufactre All work guarantoc. fel Cm W. ' CLARK, (aUCCE.bOIRt T ) A. .s! y. 3l and l: ;.. .. Rampa:rt . tr e....... . l: I and 1t,6 Lketwten T,.ilt-t,.D:.I Mt I'ater, --Mangreturor ofr l. kud. of - Carriages, Barouches, Buggies, I':xprets Wagons, 1'i..I f, , .sod Ellilptio pring IEWIN) MA';ntl\vY. WA.ur ETC. It,'aivred the Il'kItl' Ii' tIfttlI: at the I...ouilnan Stý. ta a+ t 1- 1 f,,r It,. t- t Vt,-eornt us. ) " O .P II " II "\ A Ir I Z . LI',ILrlt .te . A It. , -1 H 1.1 Carriage, Wagon and Cart Materials, "p, ull.. Axle., Ilo.te, Ite.dy Made P ee!ls, Be j Lo.lle W-, l Wo k. Tltmllln,. I'.A I1\ AD, VAIkNISHES IA ltVEN PA ENI' WIEEL, (attage and Wcagon Maker nod Repairer, SALES ROOM. NO. 74 CAIRONDELET ST., Facutory-No. 6 Carroll Street. 0o0 OGs Aw OnLEA.oa, RE;C(ENIT I;trY -TEAxf LACNItkY CO., .. o .';lu. ML Chllres Street. Btetwtre Juloa sad a. Joseph itreeta. A;ad wllatake ebarge of AU- ladle.. w.ari. g aw. La rmrz.misvoy emh,. eatt 4... Ia 1eee MOBAn imI bsetE S r fe irL