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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.
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ies. HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATION,
Anive
uP, Otlee, IlG Poydras Street, Corner of Camp.
with -
n'f Capital Stock .... .................. 8600,000
that I i111 INTO
t to
II. 1. .' IAt.lE OF 1:0 EACII.
l to
tot 'W T'IIS STOCK IF S PAI.
rred Iy a trtllraytmeR t of o cnta on each lhare, and
the 'cr[' ncccrll wetsp I tller.lt.r a ptnt of .5
r. la in ueah shtaro. Tohu it bll n aorlll that ithe
the puoleat lat.rvr in tl, t cunlnlitr ran 5h.toribo for at
antsleat fle T thar e;: iutlllutcht a Ie hIs t I a.% onlly a sait
Insetallnlrnt every wick-amounting to uee dllUAr and
D- twenty tfive acme.
sed
and WHIIAT IT IS REALLY.
Iti, A GODSEND TO TIlE P101l1 The 'omn whobhas
IOI) been for the greater part of hise llf. ;It, ,l.,; -nt out of
fn his hard earlned wage., may II , I" e i1.e at diqco well n
a way io which lie maly lnl a Isl...rs ,ll. wl at ib woult
dIl pay ouptas roet nto a s ndloet .. it ::tL.
S A POOR MbN HIS OWN LANDL.OI:
ttor
heir How THIS IS DONE.
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

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