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rCREV. A. J. RYAN, mrEOa-INm-csIIT. y sE, oU AlPmlsWA=. SEPTEMB E 18, 1874 ouwn esus Imasa oEo Wa raPS swr a3 u&,l Tro onI ADDEos one o (oe . a.r). ........... - . ..u .. .............. 40 - ntCoples ...------* Agents for the Star. WL'UI*AA . L rmu, Franklun. TI . DUOOat, Baton Rouge. .E. Q u.LAOaU. 432 Pestofmce at., Galveston. J. Z. L'.rsDCE3., Laredo. OI C. Bsuva, Houston. Karar Buet, Natohes .. P. Owus, Viokeburg. OatEWDAl 0; TBI WINK. 1tehaj......Kept l1-Steenth SondayefteTPeoteO 4uEf ..... Sept. 14-e]tatl*on of the Holy Crow. 5IIS....pt. -Octlves ofol Nalvity. Sdnoema1..ept. 16-.LCornelUO. Pope. and Oyprin . lahop, Iartyr. hla ...Sept t-The sBtgmata of St. Frnch o ..p..t.. . -. -St. Joeph of Cupertino, Confen. wrap....Sept. 1--8E. JAtyrt tuu Compafofl IN MEMORY OF THE REV. JOHN B. DUFFY, C. SS. R., For Twenty-three Years in 1oew Orleans a zealous M tionary of the Holy Catholic Church. - ONE OF THE facndcrs and Directors of the MoagING tTAa. ad ever a staunch Champion of the Catholic Press, these columns are put in moarning. Ileqieseat in race. Eixnt DAYe.--Wednesday, Friday. and Saturday next, being the Autumn Ember Days are days of fast and abstinence. U To PAnrTs.--Read the advertisements i our educational columns. The special advan tages claimed by our Convents, Colleges and Academies are there set forth, as also the term " of each. Ramtxronsar FATakts xI QuanBE.-W are informed that a new houseof the Redemp torist Fathers has been opened in Quebec, and that the Rev. Michael Burke, C. 88. B., for merly of St. Alphonaus Church, in this city, has been appointed Superior. CorN mstATIolle -From the 19th of July las to the let of September, Hi. Grace, the Mos Rev. Archbishop of New Orleans, gave Con firmation to fifteen hundred and thirty-al persons in the Attakapas country and th pariah of St. Landry. OaDvnATION.-Laat Sunday, September 6th, in St. Peter's Church, New Iberia, His Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop of New Orleans conferred the Holy Order of Priesthood on th Rev. Michael Coughlan; a native of Clare King's County, Ireland, and an ex-member o the Pontifical Zouaves. RarITUa or D. DOUMEN.-Last Tuesday evening we bad the pleasure of welcomin home, from his pilgrimage to Lourdes and Rome, Dr. Emile Donmeing, President of th Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The Doctor is in splendid health. We understand that at an early day he will be called upon to give an account of the manner in which he performed his mission as the representative of the Catho. lics of this city on the First American Pilgrim age. SALGIERa.-To-day being the Feast of th H Ioly Name of Mary, the ceremonies at th church of that name in Algiers will be of an usual ,;u::nity. At the seven o'clock Mass the Total Abhti nonce Socioty of the parish, organized by the ... Rev. Father Bellanger, pastor, will approaeh the Holy Table in abody. At 9 o'clock Solemn High Mass will be celebrated and the sermon will be preached by the Rev. B. A. Noithart, C 88. R., of St. Alphousus' church. FORTY-FIFTH ANNIVIISBARY.-Next Satur day, September 19, will be the forty-fifth ann versary of the elevation of our Most Rev. Arch bishop, N. J. Perche, to the priesthood. Durin that long period his life and labors have b ed e etriotly conseorated to the service of God. Ili works have been patent to all men, fearless ness and candor being as conspicuous in his character as real and priestly devotion. It is to be hoped that every Catholic under his epiritual charge will remember him on the ap proachinug occasion, above referred to, and invoke the blessing of God upon himn Rz.uIOUs PROFICsB1ON AT ST. JOv.rPII's Co v'OIT.-On the 8th inst. (Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin), in the chapel attach to the Convent of St. Joseph, corner of Galves and St. Philip streets, five -novices made their solemn vows, the Vicar General of the Arohdio eese, Very Rev. G. Raymond, D. D., officiating. The caumes t the newly professed Sisters are: Miss Noeeuie L None, in religion Sister Louise Caudida; Miss Laura Thibodean, Sister Sera phioe; Miss Louise Martin, Sister of the Sacred Heart; Miss Mary Cooney, Sister Mary Alphon esdi Lignori; Miss Amelia Smith, Sister St. Egnatius. _ S Aoaszn HraRt ConvarTe.-Stndies will resumed at the two Convents under the diree S t ion of the Sisters of the Sacred Ileart on th 7th of October. These two Convents arebeau tifully situated in the most healthy localities, the one at Grand Coteae and the other (St Michael's) in the parish of St. James, on the banks ofkeMisslesippi, about esity-fve miles above New Orleans. The branch establishment of s. Michael'o , No. 96 Domaine street, Seeeon DieMete wllo.cpes for the admission of REV. JOHN B. DUFFY, C.SS. R. The death of Rev. Father- Daffy whie tk place at Cbatawa, last Tuesday, the w th inst. was a great shock to his counties w riends in this community, though it ought I have been anticipated by all. For sow v ral years his tenure of life has bee. very 1 recarious, owing to a serious affecti6n of be lungs, yet a deceptive appearance o obustnese misled many acquaintances into feeling of security as to his prospects oal ong life. The misfortune of breaking his t nele, which occurred a short time since, fi f course gave a great shock to his en- . feebled system, and the entire cessation of 11 activity which resulted, no doubt, co- P operated in still further reducing his h trength, so that dropsy set in. and proved a astal. ti In another column we give a sketch of h the life and character of Father Duffy, ' also the panegyric pronounced over his i remains by Reverend Father Giesen, in i which the more interesting events of. h iekness and death will be found al. luded to. Neither will we dwell upon the immense crowds that assembled to meet his remains at the depot and assist at his b bsequies. The details of these passages e will be found in the copious extracts of b reports from our daily papers, which we b give elsewhere. We cannot refrain, how ° ver, from mentioning the courtesy and vident sympathy of Mr. E. D. Frost, Gen ral Manager, and Mr. W. P. McKinley, uperintendent, of the Jackson Railroad, in the transportation of the remains to the city from the five mile point. a Owing to an accident, the necessary S rtificate from the Board of Health a had not been forwarded, and the body I could not be brought within the city limits. Upon the production of the cer- F tificate, however, the gentlemen named espatched a locomotive and car with as much promptness that but little time was !lot before the venerated remains were received by the anxiously waiting multi tude. As to the virtues and works of Father Dufy, we need but refer to the addres f Father Giesen and the eulogies of on otemporaries of the city press repro r need elsewhere. What more can I -aid t And yet Father Duffy's life was s t luminous, so beautiful, so manifold in 1 ncessant activity, that every beholde w new lights, new beauties, new virtues, differing as his point of view differed from -hat of his neighbor. Some were amazed at his zeal-the im mense works which he contributed so ma rially to construct, the little works which he was constantly doing unknown to any un but the beneficiaries of his labor, the ools that he organized and personally uperlntended, the missions that he set on cot or gave himself, the complete forget funess of his own health and comfort in visiting the sick at any hour of the night through tempest and rain and flooded treets. Others, and they were multitudes, were captivated by his goodness o • heart. All that was necessary was to let him know how he could assist any one and s t was done. He was afraid neither o " labor nor of rebuffs. His influence w n great, and it was at the service of any de serving object ; he was not alarmed lest h should overstrain it. For others again, the most remarkable peculiarity of Father Daffy was his even ness of temper. It seemed impossible t ruffle him or force him to a harsh or hasty expression. Under any excitement or pro s. vocation he was calm and patient. His s peech was always temperate, though gen b rally plain and direct enough. In fact-he n was inclined to bluntness of language, in d was very straightforward. But no C matter what censure he had to make, what reproof to administer, it was in so moder r ate a tone, so free from exasperation or fretfulness, that the subject of it could no imagine him to be personally offended or ispleased. in At any rate, from whatever cause, Father Duffy was extremely and generally be loved. We are unable to analyse the per fections of his holy character, but we see its fruit and influence in the unbounded fection entertained for him by such mul dtitodes of people. There certainly never was a more popular man in New Oileaus priest, politician, or soldier-than hIe. 'We doubt if more general and irrepressible tyigrief has ever followed the demiea of any eno in the United States, than that which was witnessed in consequence of his death. SWe most say, however, that there was .more of love than of faith in this grief; efor how can we doubt the happiness of his exchange On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin-that glorious Feast of his holy - othershe took him away. Her day o Srthly nativity she selected as his heaven y birth-day. teh ef the Life anC Charseter of Father Dnay. " Father Dufy died this morning at th e'clock." This message, transmitted by th ewires on the beantiful Feast of the Nativity o she Blessed Virgin, cast sorrow the mee t.gnant into the hearts of thousands. SThe Catholic Churoh of America, prolific St hss been of saeerdotal eminence, can poan Sno fairer name than his: He was born sad, to Intlunese, to magnetie othere. t, in early mabooet he gave pemise - a demAsm sjmil has that Born near the pletauqse towi orCd eteahl Jooty Cavan, Irel ad, February D0th, 18B iefore the pauing of theEmanelpatien Act, hd I was brought by his parents to Philadelphi w while still a babe1 his aiother's recent conver ion to the Catholic faith, and the perseoution i he had to suoer "on that acooount, being the mo bief reason which induced his father to emi bI ~toe. Every quality that makes boyhood as oveable was quickly discerned in him-this d oy was emphatically the father of the man noble, generous and fearless by nature, fall of Innocent glee and gentle humor, he challenged a the love and esteem of teachers and school- b fellows, and daily endeared himself more and more to his devoted parents. h There being then no Catholic school in ft Philadelphia, his parents were forced to send him for a time to the public schools, and it was his own experience. of these institutions that made him their life-long enemy. Often have we-heard him recall with emotion the solicitude with which they strove to ward o tig the pernicious effects of the godless educationu· given in these schools. "Catholic education, aid he on the occasion of his jubilee, " has d been the idol of my life. The saddest conse W; qnence of my illness to me Is, that it preventse me-from exerting myself, as in former days, inli the schools. I myself had the misfortune ofc being placed in a publio school, no other being within my reach, and I tell you that, had I r beard nothing of God, or of my immortal soul, a but what I heard in these schools, I should, now be ignorant that I have a soeal to save,ll and heaven to gain or lose. But thanks tom my good old Irish parents, I was taught con tinually that to love and serve God was the great end for which I was created." t These pious parents saw that their boy wasel in his place at Church and at Sunday school, and that he regular y approached the holy Sacraments. One of the first whom his frankm_ -and modest deportment attracted, was the lat Bishop O'Connor, of Pittaburg; and the Veryg Rev. Dr. James O'Connor, now of Holmesburg, Pa., was his best beloved Sunday achool e teacher. Even then bhe wai quite conspicuous for docility to his parents and superiors, a virtue which accompanied him through life. He really honored his father and mother, and to the last loved to repeat the simple lessous of Christian charity thathabitually fell from theti ips. "I always like to be kind to the poor, aid he to the writer a few weeks ago, " be anse my dear father often said to me: ' John, never refuse to assist the poor;' and my poolz mother, too: 'John, always speak gently t the poor, and do all you possibly can for them, I because they are the nearest to God.' What a good example they gave me," he added, " they lways sought first the kingdom of God, but now people put the world first and God last,M and that is what grieves me most." All this was not lost on the pare-minded and fervent youth. Though destined by his father for a brilliant career in the world, he soon felt he priestly vocation. With him to resolve was to act. Bishop Kenrick, to tryh = eived his application coldly, saying the Semi nary was already toe much crowded. " Oh _Bishop," interrupted the earnest youth, "there are three priests to be ordained, why cannot I have one of the vacancies ? Upon this the holy prelate looked upon him and loved him. ILA few moments' conversation impressed him ;Iso favorably with the earnestness and real t. ability of the pious applicant, that he joyfully i admitted him to St. Charles Seminary. ,t On a closer examination of his heart, Mr. d Duffy felt that there was still a sacrifice he could make for God, and presently we find him in the Redemptorist novitiate. He made his vows on the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, 184'?, and was ordained by Archbishop (then Bishop) Hughes the following year. He was imnmedi-_ ately appointed teacher of English literature e in the Redemptorist House of Studies in Cuam mberland, being then in his twenty-fourth year. mThree of his former pupils, Rev. Fathers . Giesen, Neithart and Girardey assisted at him o- obsequies. ,B Sent to New Orleans in 1831, his career since has been peculiarly glorious for God and his e Church. No spot in America, perbape, pre ented a more thorny field to the apostolic husbandman, but, under his fostering care, '" the desert blossomed like the rose." Obsta tles of every species beset him, but the young -priest no sooner "came and saw," than he rn" conquered." In his, hand, the cross was as t the wand of an enchanter. Churches and rmsohools sprang from the earth, like the gourd of the prophet, and the people felt, with the rmJews of old, that "so man could do these thing_ . tunless God were wthl him." r But, important and brilliant as have been his labors and successes, they are not the most Be touching points of his intercourse with hi. d--eeply cherished flock. Profound veneration ulnd warm gratitude he readily inspired, but tlhis: Ifwas not all. A nmother r:ather than a father in his tenderness, one had for him a feeling of ._mrdoutfffection such as rarely pastes the liu emits of the domestic hearth From the extraor y dinary sincerity of his earnest character, he lwas sometimes a little brusque, and even caus h. tio, in manner, lbut his candor offended no one. S:' Whatever Father Duffy says or does is for - our good," was the popular sentiment. He loved the South, New Orleans, and the Fourth Distriot, with all the intensity of his great heart. "Remember that however much l love Chatawa, I bel0ong to YNew Orleans," was 0 one of the last sentences his dying lips artiou - ated. lie had a smile and a grasp of his hon i hand for the poor laborer as well as the wealthy merchant, or rather with him the pool came before the richb, and he allowed neither ti Sleoit his presence without endeavoring to dra • hihim nearer to God. His bluff ways starthead ru o one. Even the little children would gatLher et iaround him and talk to him as though he were eus of themselves, as indeed be was, in guille - lessness and simplicity. Every one knew thua atihe feared only God, and therefore nobodr eal fred him. ,i No words of ours ean describe a chaacet or _. " consummate beaty. O* a saint - di , esteme a jr at A A paai sdeae a nee it ia his mind; before the shais; shbelptap brings chsate lIfe from Iii.* - tone, hp must form his ideal of lovelin within his owon soUT. But diloalt though it be to understand a ore describe, pre-eminent sanctity, it ib th mly thing on earth that compels the' knee bend. In these days of worldliness and mam ~n-worshbip, when even "the divinity t doth bhedge in a king " no longer dasles but roportion to the number of bayonet tht apport majesty, the remains of a poor priest whose abilities were' rather powerful than brilliant, who knew this world only to despis it, who had nothing to leave behind him hba hie blessing, are received with spontaneons af festion and revprnpe such as no monarch on rth could command; they are lowered t their temporary resting place. amid the test he prayers, the blessings, of his people. imple faithful who shower on that sacr -pot the fair flowers so emblematic of his sin gular innocence, impelled by a plous instino eae their Begauews, and implore his inter lon as one of the just made perfect. Th didst lore us, and plead for eu in thy life, Jo no orget so nose that thou art before the King. 2T is that thou art our Brother, our Father, tha or thy sake He stay be merciful to us, and that on oul may live is consideration of thine. It is hard to realize that we shall meet him no more on earth. Many of us can recall him athletic of limb and robust of frame, carle f self, prodigal in his charities, covetous o labor, seeking out the fever-stricken and th wretched, wearying his feet after the straying I beep of the fold ; " And all for love, and nothing for reward:" the saintly religious, the devoted friend, th Israelite without guile, the great priest tha eased God. But another picture is inore familiar now that shattered frame prematurely bowed down by labors and sufferings; that sweet, childlik ountenance whose every lineament is indeli bly stamped on our memory; the peculiar cadences of that sympathetic voice which h could so well modulate to the necessities o all-that heavy figure slowly moving through the spacious aisles of St. Alphonsus, pausing ever and anon to look around on his children we see him toiling through the streets, stop , ping here and there, poising his almost hel less body on his cane, and we hear him: "Oh ames, I've been looking out for you; didn't ee you in the old place last Sunday "-then confidential whisper, during which James' weather-stained countenance assumes a deepe hue, as the Father's magnetic hand rests on his broad shoulder-a not ungraceful group "I'll be with you this evening for sure, God bless you, Father Daffy ;" and James jumps o his dray with new sunshine in his heart and fresh resolve not taolet the world keep him from his God. A last look, and the gushing tears will no hlow us to write more. The same figure li prostrate after a death precious in the sight of th Lord-the rules, the beads, the crucifix on hi breast, the large white lily which by a happy inspiration is placed there, too, as typical of hi ztraordinary purity, the sweet smile tha lingered about those wasted lips when th ransomed soul had winged its flight to Para dise. ie was but lent us, he belonged to rather than to the world, and, are this, h realized that it is good for a man when he hat bornc the yoke of the Lord from hs youth-th cone was no fairer when his own mother, wh might have seen his last slumber, kissed th waters of Baptism from his infantile brow there was no sacrifice he could make for God that he did not make freely, nay, joyfolly, and well might he address his dearest Saviour: Glorify thou me, for, all things, fmy eBlored, the oa and the new I hare kept for thee. --__ anegyric Delivered by Rev. H Oiuses, C. SS. B, During the Funeral Obsequies of Father Duffy. "IIoshone in his day as the morning star Inthe idst ot a cloud, and as the moon at the tull. • And as the sun when it shineth, so did he shine in the temple of God. A'hnd as the rainbow gtveth light In the bright loads and athe flower of roses In the days tof spring d as the lilies thst are on the brink of the water, and f as the sweet smelling frankincenso in the time of suma " As a bright fire, and as frankincense burning in t) " As a massy vessel of gold, adorned with every preo Ions stone. " As an olive tree budding forth, and a cypress tre lag itself on high, when he pat on the robe or glot y, ad was clothed with the perfection ot power. " Whoen be went up to the holy altar, h honored th vetue of holfaee."-Ecclu L t to 11. These words, freighted as they are with th rich and glowing imagery of the land in which they were written, admirably describe a High Priest of the old law, but are no letsapplicabl to the great priest of the Christian dispeusa tion whom we have this day assembled mourn. A few weeks ago I addressed you from this place on a glorious oceasion-the silve uhbilee of Father Doffy's priesthood-which I described as a great day for himself, whom God permitted to labor so long and so faith fully in his vineyard; for the congregation o St. Alphonsus, among whom most of his priest y life had booeen spent; and for us, hi- son fres, who had been for so many years edified by his virtues and attracted by his goodness. Bunt, viewed in the light of faitb, to-day i not loee glorious in thisl three-fold aspect. T end croros the ,rork. and tbe very day on which Father Dtlffy died-the birthday of Mary--is s happy omen, and a beautiful Feast on which lite like his appropriately closes. (Hlaving given the particulars of the early life of Father Duffy, and of the illness which robbed us of him, the preacher continued): SFather Dunffy was pre-eminently a man o faith, and this great gift he inherited from his mother. I havo heard two Bishops of Phila SIthlphis expatiati with delight on the lively taitlh of that good and holy woman. From th mutae source, he inherited that tender devotion ti His dearest Mother Mary, which you have all observed bundreds of times in your inter ..ourse with himn. In these virtues you aon -Iitat bhim. "My jastman lives by faith." Naturally he would tave likedl to ilve and Ia bor among you for years to come, and it wa ionily within the last few days that he relin i~v,,tl, that dear hope. liot when his dan .r ts:nus inmmiuent, he asked nlr Er trum (Jo-t n sct ,aying tht,, he did not wish to defe 1t 1,.r-t sc,:ramentsetit he biould Io longer riitti :it.l±y conscious to realtie all the bless iinug co,,raiued in theou. lHi suflermugs were Srr,atmn, but he borethem with heroic fortitude. All the beautiful qualities which endeared him Sen much to us during life, grew more vivid eath drew near. He soke a few times an with great affection of his friends here, bu or the rest, he seemed occupied solely wit od. Bo seager was he to say mass and h imee, that it was anlmoest Imposiblo to qui i eoansieneeree thee.estly dti: his gr dissen, he was conutlanus - . prayers, and would hardly de 'i thbb-hysicn came. Wihia his gedt was always about God, the B Mother,-the mss, or the breviary. menty mlinutes before his death, he sked f the priests, who was standing near; Lee his feet gently on the floor, and ha vearything in readines for him to celebra Holy Mass, "for," said be, "this da too beautifnl to omit saying Mass," n vainly strove to rise. Father Alexander en eavored to quiet him by remarking that h would soon say Mass In heaven. " But I wan say Mess here too," he peristed, "it is or Ladya birthday, and when he uudeptood tha it wasImposible, he said: "Well, if I can not say Mase, it is time for me to go bome meaning his eternal home where Mary Queen. - - - A few more aspirations, a last mention o New Orleans as the place to which he belonged though destined to die elsewhere, aots of- Is and resignation faintly murmured ; a co sweat gathemrs on his brow, one heavy breat n audible." Jaesus, Mary and Josepht- and in that brokeq ejaculatlon, his chastened spiri paassed away. such was the glorious close of a glorlo ife. Not one of uq who will not say from on hearts: "May my soul die the death of th not. and may my last end be like to his." Bu for this we most imitate his virtues, and rs ace to practice his teachings and example one of you will dare to say that he led y life. How often have you not seen bhi cend this pulpit when he was soarcely abl to crawl, how often have-you not trembled he should faiht at the altar, bow often have you not seen him drag himself to visit iol persons who were not half as sick as he 'w himself! His life was one of toil and prayer, and God alone can tell what his suffering were in his sleepless nights and days of agon izing pain, for the last six years. Now he isa rest with his God, and be rememberet se msor those hours of anguish. Yet, because God's judg ments are unlike to ours, and lest any stain o human weakness should cling to the garb o his holiness, pray for his soul, and should h need a momentary purification, you will thu how your gratitude and return him some o the blessings he has showered on you. But if he need not your prayers, as I. humbly hope, then will they return to you in benediction. Tributes of the Secular Press. iFrom the Pioaynne.) A APPROPRIATE TRIBUTvI TO A WArITFUL SOL DIER OF TZE CR088. Only eight weeks ago there gathered in St. &lphonsus Hall, a lar ge, beautiful and commo ions structure on St. Andrew street, buil mainly through his untiring energy and zeal, n immense concourse of his friends and ad. mirers to congratulate the Rev. John B. Doffy, C. 88. R., on the completion of thetwenty-fifb ear of his priesthood. Twenty-three years of this arduous labo had been spent in their midst. He found thei istrict a wide expanse of swamp, with her ad there a house; it had grown to be the gar. en of our city-he found one small wooden hurch, but poorly filled, where the comma nions in the year numbered but 2800; the elegant brick churches had since been erected, which, though large, were filled to overflowin nd the commanions had increased to nearly ne hundred thousand annually-be found n obools, where then there were convenient and well arranged schoolhouses and a convent, on f the finet buildings in the city, under th barge of the accomplished Sisters of Mercy the swamp and wild trees had been replaced with stores stocked with the products of eve lime, and palatial residences surrounded by miling gardens. In this forward march, in these great wor f improvement no h,..d had been more coo tantly employed, no voice more encouraging n counsel and wise in advice than that of th worthy Father whom they had gathered ongratulate and honor. And as he appeared fore them that evening, apparently in renew health and vitality, every heart respond with pleasure as he affectionately called them ' his children," and every individual there re hoed the hope that one whose life had been fall of good woeks might be spared for many ears to counsel and to guide them. But how mysterious are the ways of Provi idence ! The life so devoted to the work of hi Master is ended; the voice so soothing in sor row, so gentle in reproof, and so cheering In the pleasant walks of life will be heard n more: the hand ever open to assist and en ourage is now cold and stiff; the heart whic glowed with the light of benevolence, charity nd love is stilled forever! On Tuesday morning, in the quiet village o Cbatawa, ore yet theraturning sun had touch with the glories of the coming day the build logs dedicated to education and religion, in th midst of the works he cherished so fondly, tb pirit of Father Duffy left its earthly tenement and returned to his Maker, whom he had de lighted to honor and serve. .The news spread rapidly through the city .and occasioned the deepest sorrow in all circles. Agreeable to the published call, the peopl began to assemb!e at the Jackson Ratiroad depot early Wednesday morning, and by th time of the arrival of the first train fully fiv thousand were present. Among the societies with their elegant banneredraped in mourning were the Catholic Total Abstinence Associa tion, St. Alphonsus Beneficial Society, Catholi Militant Union of the Cross, Society of th Holy Family and St. Vincent de Paul Society. But the body of Father Duffy was not on th train; there had been some misunderstandin sout the permit and the body had been left five mile point. The permit was soon obtained, and a special train, accompanied by the pall bearers, re turned to the five mile point and brought in the remains, arriving a little after 9 o clock. While the sorrowing friends gathered around, the casket was removed to the hearse, th baud playing an appropriate dirge, and th procession was formed, which eseorted the re mains through Calliope, Magazine and Con stance streets to St. Alphonsus Church. Be ides the societies mentioned above, hundread of the friends an' parishioners of the deceased Joined in the cortege, the rear of which was brought up by a long line of carriages. On the streets tloilsands of people gathered t lioin in the solemn tribute to the worthy dead. The church wos draped in black, typioal of the sorrow which pervaded every heart in th imensue cotncourse of people, filling the body, isles, vesibniues and galleries of this beautiful edifice. The remalis were escorted into thl church by the cross bearer and acolytes, abou ixty priatests, the pall bearers and societies, end were then placed upon the bier in front o the high altar, surrounded with burning can dlIes. 'T; floratl ofeirings were especially worthy ,*f note, on, large bunch of white lllies, an exquisitely framled crown, surmounted with a coss, all iu rare flowers weore particularly ap prupriate. The following gentlemen officiated J,,hn T. Moore, David FIsaery, iY. tUoyis. T. iBrophy, . t Buckley, P. Oleringha. a. Caemel. E. in P. Farililey, . Bck, At. B. Halligaln, G. L. BSinclair. ad assisting in the ceremonies were Mr. John Henderson, aways a staunch friend of Father Dffy, R. A. Bourk and many other prominent entlemen. The solemn funeral ceremonies began by th hanuting of the office of the dead, in which athers Neithart, Finn. Foots, Kenny, Simon nd others took part. This was followed by - loem Mass, the Reotor, Father Lellagruber lating. assisted by Fathers Debam an lessen. The choir sang the Greorian e Sthe dead, Mr. Vlliet oimotn at the or ud anomb of he htoegeref hamnted, the alas semoved nedietas wassu.m ; owered into tht t e assembled mnltit dothen their homsgh, felig that * 'a wisp d oernest end dh M besnrhawt e _m e idst. But though gone hi memory wilU be cherished by all o themn, ." Sono for a smala same .Mar tafri some feJoretipi@ yet ifhiy tie.- ," D eotrd to the sepb of he.es 1rveo the Dspubleau. REV. rA-,R DahT.r Yesterday morning this good priest iied, e telegram from Chatwa that annouade bis decease brought sorrow to tbeabar earts.. J. B. Duffy was a irl at Vey use of the word. His inelweeaswsse4 4 strong; he was not brillitand made o phy bat his rend good Ft ve hiam ,an e as a chifd, and his very-inoflios e .'htr. tr gave him power. He turned asde f 1 smi diaeuasion and yielded his lifo to cohrity. ther Daffy cared naught for creed when . els humanity demanded hins_-fllhoi wenryve G year he ase s a priFiest, 1~inty. hras years of the time being spen tinl4iae clr, His labor in the Master's einey wasa ii. me work, but he faltered no In 1853 he abored night and day in aid and succor of hose stricken by the terrible yelow fovr. In that year was founded St. Aiphonsus shool. Father Girardey was one of the earliest pupils f that institution. The wells of the grand 1d schoolhouse, the gothic steeple of the hnroh he founded may in time moulder and eay, but the good that Father-Daffy hba wrought will endure and perish not. His memory is enshrined in the hearts of the mnl. ltdes, and to-day the tears will spring un bidden from eyes that have for years been trangers to the cry of grief. Abrupt and bluff a manner, careless and almost prodigal in his barity, Father Deffy worked aninlinence over men that greater men could not attain. The ade simplicity of his nature won all hearts, nd he maintained snpremacy by his entire ignorance of effort. In the presence of a man o pure, so void of guile the worldly stood abashed and the scoffer felt self-rebukod. With uch a man the sinner felt sure of a friend, and rew from his simple holiness consolation." Vain is the effort to write the record of his ood deeds. The pen drops from our handaund linded eyes close out the scene of the loved ud lost. (From the Times.] S80ORROWING COMMUNITY'S LAST TRUIUTE OF RESPECT *" " A more popular or generally-be loved priest than Father Daffy was not in our ty. By a peculiar magnetism he attracted 11 to him who needed counsel, and inspired n-dence and hope where despair erstwhile nad parmouut. IA a boy he was remarkable for his solid piety, his talents, application to study, and for tis possession of a noble, generons nature. His respect for his parents and teachers, his amia bility toward hbs schoolmates, and his sincerity to all, had passed into a household proverb. He was playful, but not neglectful of duty; brusk and outspoken, but not unkind or un nst; the pet of his teachers, the favorite of his companions, and the idol of his parents. After graduating with honor, being natunrally laborious and energetic, he betook himself to work, giving his assistance to those who had his irst claim in nature-his parents. Durlng he day he helped his father and brotherse a their business, and in the evening devoted himself to his studies in the family cirle. Sunday always found him and the whole smil at church, of which they were most ifying members. After a few years theu lonely spent, he was called to the service of he sanctuary. He presented himself before hbishop Kenrick, of Philadelphias, as a andidate for admission to the St. Charles Seminary ; the latter was so pleased with his pen, modest, earnest conduct that he nuhesi tingly admitted him. Meanwhile the Be emptorist Fathers settled in Philadelphia, nd Mr. Duty becoming acquainted with them and admiring their mode of life concluded to mbrace their order. He was only twentyone vears of age when invested as a novice, the first so invested in Ameriha who spoke the English language. The twenty-fifth anniversary of his ordina tion was celebrated on the 14th of July last, when the immense number of people that at tended was ample proof of the veneration and love he commanded among us. His life has been a pure, unselfish and holy one, his whole oul being given to the amelioration of our piritual welfare. Charity Wlthout Money. o the Editor of the Moamerxo STA a: d Last Tuesday, I was struck by the spontan eous piety evinced by the large numbers of the faithbfl who, that morning, approached the Eucharistic Table in commemoration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin. This was a most touching exhibition of gra titude to Almighty God fos His mercy and the honor conferred by Him on the human race through the agency of this human, Immaculate Virgin. 1 Another anniversary being near at hand, i1 " occurred to me it might be made the oooaslor of an universal act of Catholic charity in wjbish , all may participate-old and young, black and white, rich and poor-by offering a general Commmnnion forthe benefit of our dear, suffer a. ing Father,Pins X., on next Sunday, the 20t1 of September, that being the date on which four years ago, his long captivity began. Yours truly. SYurATRY. THr. EirERTAIv=MENT Thns EvraNro IN ST . THunRsA's IEAlj..-There is a Total Abstinenct SAssociation in this city composed-entirely o1 young men between the ages of seventeen an, thirty scars. It is not so numerous as i hould be, for it is very difficult to get the average young man to deny himself what ii usually considered the "pleasure of a glass.' - Abstinence of any kind is repelling to hit buoyant spirits. Necessarily, the fonds of thi Association are not very large-there being, a - yet, only some forty members to contribute "thereto. As an inducement for persons to assist them the members of the Young Men's Total Absti neonce Association propose giving an entertain ment this 8undag evening, at 7} o'elook, in SI herea's Haill. They have made a spleadI an programme, consisating of music, farees, o@L and the beautiful historical drams of "SI homes More," in five note. We ask our readers to extend their patron h age to these young men, promising in return most enjoyable evening. The admisslon is *1 s ents. __ es We have reooeived a oirular from the -IbI , atan Benevolent and Matnail -1id ae ~ MeismlssLi wMi we y I 1.