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YOLUiM VIII. - NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MO NG, NOVEMBER 21, 1875.- NUIBER 4
, a .SttY and Catholic Messenger.
v m, 2. S"5.Y.
G s Govrnment is prepring
.ibaO . icic lsloa Cohnrs
of Col. e and the
i*Se hr prpes of deposing
Vlai basl at tvay, in
aie ams saldleave of the Oeurt
sto absalt le as.on secount of the
--S health, eteaderolo-ug I-pri
- a ddesameat eonnetsd with, th
sed nse sster lnealt u to the _-
Ias,.'s -'-b T iver Polka, near Dabllzp
hasmt t eaka the 1Ith, ebsmerging a thou
u ase Avebes. e
oE ojouplae -oA terdbl h or h passed
over ne the 13tb, dsmietue property
Go t" alaq of so,00 oo. On th coast a
anmber -lstL were wrl*d and maoe
lives oe-- B ekewt VMaghen & Co., Iron
needode Ied a i Le ys be "a . oom ---
2.000 to 3e, d.- n gow, on towe
13th, the large cotton mills belonging to Rob
ertson & Young were burned. Loss, $1,500,000.
1,200 persons thrownhput of employment.
FR aNCE--The great debate on the system of
voting took place on the 12th. The Assembly
Hall was crowded. Rioord, Moderate Republi
can, opened the debate, opposing the Govern
ment profect of voting by arrondisements.
ambetta also spoke in the same strain. Do-r,
·aure, Minister of Justice, replied, and a vote
was taken by seue et ballot, resulting in favor
of the Goveromebt by 357 to 326.
. Gambetta's organ next day said : "We are
beaten, but not despairing; it Is not enough to
triumph in the Assembly; the country is still
to be won. What hab happened should stime
late our anl. It we can enlighten the country,
unlveresa suffrage will be able to take care of
In consequence of its triumph, the Conerva
tire party intends to take the lead in theove
ment in favor of dissolution. It is generally be
lieved the Assembly will dissolve in December,
end elections for Seeators he hgld in January
and for Represetativeas in Febr ry. The Gor
e ment motion to postpone consideration of
tie Municipal bill till after the election, though
opposed by the Republicans, was pusn y the
Conservatives by alarge majority, ofY h
TusKaY.--elim Pacha's army c*3sur
rounded week before last by ha odblrdtee
goviuinaus and defeated with a of a
thousand men killed, its provisiolllln, 50
tons of ammunitod and 300 rifles. The in
surgents lost 59 killed and 9d wounded. Re
ports have been received by the Porte of an
other fight between other bodies of troops in
which the insurgents a ere defeated losing 600
men. The Turkish forces having been with
drawn from the Servian frontier, Prince Milan
has ordered his troops home.
SPAIN.-r.Don Carlos has written a letter to
Alfonso in which he says : "The attitude of
President Grant is a prelude to war bewlaen
Spain and the United States if Son fm ot
rognieze the independence of Cnban, The
ireolution which you represent is responsible
for this parricidal rebellion. Had I reigned it
would not have occurred; at lest not gained
strength. Now, however, the integrity of the
country is at stake, and all her children are
bound to defend it fhould war break out I
offer you a truce as long as the contest la~s
but maintain my rights to the crown as I r
tain the conviction that I shall one day wear
it. Iebnnot send my loyal volunteers to Cuba,
but I will defend these provinces and the C
tabrian coast will send out privateers, mann
by the indomitable population of thbt co
which will pursue the merchant ships of on
enemies and perhaps chase them into their own
harbors. If Sou accept the truce let us
point representatives to settle the conditionmI
ifyou refuse, the world will be the witness
that Catholic Spain has nobly done her duty."
The only answer given by the Madrid Govern
ment to this is an order to Gen Queesda hence
forth to receive no communication from Don
Carloe, except the announcement of an uncon
ALtlau.--The new Constitution was rati
fled iasTuesday b from 50,000 to 60.000 ma
lority. Only four counties in the State gave
majorities against it the remaining sixty-one
being overwhelmingly in favor of it.
Wzscowst.-Mliwvskee, Nov. 18&-Official re
tj ns : Ludington, Republican, for Governor,
majority : Parker, Democrat, for Lient
vernuraf 1201. The Democrats elecot the bal
-nee of the State tlocet.
FAxLuaxs.-The Boston Btblli's list of
failures and suspensions for the week gives
nineteen for Boston and New England. Ten
filume are also announced in New York for
Buanoi-r's Cocorx, for the hair has stood
the test of time and compstition. It hbas tlblibhod a
pitatiea for purity sat ffisaey in eveoquarter of
Sworld. Millions of bottles hays besnld during
- twenty ysar, and the public have rendered
i.t that it is the cheipest and best Bal
s ta the World.
Buy your shoes at Geo. J. Wagner's, corner
ot Dauphine and Uruline streets. Seesad Distrift.
Hl geeds are of exeellent quality and fnih, and bhq
Pies vean low.
Jlubilee zusggq ina Wbi
4 I esem Tus sgister I
As announced in Sunday's lregiter, ohe
Solemn Mass of Devotion of the Forty Hooze
took place at the Cathelal at 10} o'clock
Sunday morning. For thbpaet week a solemn
mission, conducted by the vor. Clergy of the
Cathedral, closed wit thmolemn devotion of
the Forty Hours. The esemonles, aceording
to the Roman Catholic Rtual, were carried
out in their fullest perfection. A solemn High
Mass was celebrated, With the Rev, Father
Ryan celebrant; Rev. Father Dearilies as
deea; and Rev. Father dlassab.desaoon.
i The ryRev. Father Me~ a presaobing a
discoorse on the Blesses4 Baeesmt. After
Mass, the usual processional the Blessed Saura
Imeas acoompsited by variouanpooietis_
and sedalitise of tb1,.adrat was formed,
Sarouneieo buseb. After this
Beaedieti"e was imarted by the Rev.
a Ryaa. On aday afternoon, at 2
dl aseaerdlin to meet, the variouns
iooses of tbhe atbedal,: togethr with the
membem of the conag - blle at the
OCathedral to the number 000 or more, and
after a few words ftr WVery Rev. Vicar
Goneral, Very RevP. M eb and Father
* rooeesio -d wth. the St.
eablast ,e essort.
a caine the Chil stian
Brothers school, numbering 200 strong; then
followed the Children of Mary of the Cathedral,
250 members; the Angels' Society, .75, with
their banners and pennants; the ladies of the
congregation, the gentlemen of the congrega
tion, the visiting clergy and clergy of the
Cathedral, various carriages, and the laity in
general. The procession was very long, and
visited the four churches prescribed by the Rt.
Rev. Bishop Quinlan. The procession visited
the Church of St. Vincent's after having made
their devotions at the Cathedral ;-then visited
St. Patrick's Church, and finally visited St.
Joseph's. Rev. Father Imeand kindly received
them at the hurch door, and after a few a
propriate and kind remarks to the large
audience assembled before the church, im
parted to them the Solemn Benediction of the
Blessed Sacrament. We must congratulate the
Catholics of Mobile on the quiet and devo
tional, as well as imposing deaonstration of
last Sonday afternoon; and du'lng the next
two processions of next Sunday and the fol
lowing, we hope to see all our Catholic brethren
in procession. We have no doubt but next
Sunday's procession will be still more imposing.
The Rev. FatherRyan will dismiss the prowes
sion at Father Imeand's with a few words la d
Burial of OGibord.
Montreal, Yov. 1G.-The military programme
was carried onut. By half-past 8 o'clook the
streets were crowded with spectators. The
grave was prepared at the Catholic Cetetary
in preseice of a couple of boys, police and
sextons. At 10 o'clock the soldiers and melan
hers of the institute approached. At. the
Protestant Cem ay the soldiers formed in
hollow sequa'r nd the friends of the deceased
The coffin containing Goibord's rsns was
brought out; the troops shoulde rms, and
the funeral procession started, w at that
time consisted of a couple of carrt ; the
police were the sole guards; the m tary not
far behind. The streets were crowded with
people of all classes, in cabs, carts and on
foot" Great quiet prevailed. When the pro.
cession entered the Catholic cemetery, the
crowd came from all directions and ran up all
the avenues towards the grave.
The soldiers did not enter the yard. The
police formed a large square around the grave
and kept the crowd back while the ooffin was
brought from the hearse, looking spmewhat
dilapidated. It was borne by four man,plaoed
a bed of cement and the grave filled up.
me remarks were made by a friend of the
eceased, which were hooted by some rooghs.
Nothing was said on the side of the Canadian
Institute. Threats to dig the body out of the
grave, if occasion offered, were so openly made
that the President of the institute asked that
a guard be placed over the grave for twenty
four hours until the cement hardened. The
cold rain hurried the egpwd away.
New ORLEANS AS A CoTrox MARKXT.-If
there should be any doubts as to the superiority
of New Orleans as a cotton market over St.
Loois, a recent occurrence, which is here re
lated, should settle the question forever. An
Arkansas farmer shipped a lot'of cotton to
that city, which was sold at 13) cents by the
able and erperieseed factor who received it.
The buyer (doubtless some old Louisiana or
Mideisippi cotton planter) at once shipped it
to Meusrsl Temple V Coons & Co., general
Grange agents in this city, who on Friday die
posedof it at 151 cents-two cents per pound
advaqce. The fact of the business is, it takes
time to make efficient salesmen of cotton, the
business not being acquired in a year or two,
and the St. Louis factors are consequently de
fiioent in the proper knowledge necessary to
those who have to handle so important a com
modity. Messrs. Temple S. Coons & Co., being
the direct agents of cotton pladters, and old
planters themselves, know all that is worth
I knowing about the staple, and will get its
I worth every time. it. Louis factors cannot be
er epected to do this.--. O. mvadqe's TLse
The lateconundrum is, "Why is the Fourth
of July ..I" That's all. An interval of
fifteen minutes is here allowed for guessing
e answer. Then the conundrum is put again
n this form: " T is the i of July.
[For the Morning earand Catholio Meusenger. I)
FLOWERS FOR TiHE ALTAR.
A sweetly perfumed cluster bright
Of fowers, rich and rare,
To dwell on Jesus' shrlni of love,
And spend their fragrance there1
To offer endless, leving prayere
For some dear, fervent heart,
That fain would ever linger there,
But now ta forced to part;
Te dwell beilde that tiay home,
" Where lives the God of Love.
To breathe their perfamed praiees sweet
E'en unto Bliemn4 ve;
To watch the long and lnt night.
And.ovlng vigils keep,
While man, the ehowsn estere, 'en
Forgets His God In sleep;
To spend the beauty of their lives.
Their lives as quickly run,
And bow their heads before that shrine.
Their rve's last laebr done.
Oh I sweetest of all mlsions here
To creaturee ever given,
" t'i~ only ae'rnnf,"
To live, and breathe at Jesus' shrine
Each perfumed, sacred sigh.
And at the same sweet Jesus' feet
To linger, e'en to die!
Oh! would that ITmy lonely life
At Jesus' sacred feet
Could spend, beside that tiny home,
Like fragrant dfowesaweet !
Oh I would that I the busy days
Could puass s flowret fair,
My every breath a loving act
To Jesus hidden there,
Atogh the long and silent night,
es of watching keep
- A los lace near Jesus dear,
And o'er his sorrows weep !
May I not thus my moments spend,
May I not ever make,
Thus ceaseless acts of pray'rful praise
For my own Jesus' sake.
Ah ! each low word I softly breathe,
Each footstep of the way
I bend unto the opening tomb,
I'll ever strive to ray:
My God, Ill ofd'r this through love,
That thus my life may be
* One endless prayer, like tlowers fair,
*orever Liv'n to Theel
MIuoxrOTTs, CHILD OP 11MAIT.
St. Alphonsuu Parish eor. 10, 1875.
(Translated for the Mornln; Star from the French of
Mfgr. de begur I
THE WONDERS OF LOURDES.
TIHE GROTTO OF LOURDES.
Lourdes, in the Diocese of Tarbee, towards
the southwestern frontier of France, is a small
but picturesque town of the Pyrenees. Previous
to the wonderful occurrences which we are
going to relate, it was famous only for the ex
cellence of its chocolate. It is situated at the
entrance of severq mountain gorges, leading
to the most frequgnted springs of medicinal
waters in the Pyrenees: Canterets, Saint
Sauveur, Bareges, B[eres do Bigorres,
Bagneree de Luchon. I a short distanoe to
the west of the townu there rises, almost
perpendicularly, a natural wall of frowning
rooks; known in bhe vicinity as "Roches
Massabieille;" that Is, "Old Rocks."
In the shadow of these crags, a torrent, formed
of all the waters which rush from the neigh
boring mountains, hurries along. At this epoch
a little canal branched off from the main
stream, and, bathing the feet of the Masea
bleille rooks, hastened on to put in motion the
ponderous wheels of two mills.
In this wall of grayish stones, a grotto,
about twelve feet high and as many deep, has
been excavated by nature lHerself. The roof, of
smooth, unbroken surface, describes an arch,
and curving toward the left, sinks into the
soil at acute angles. The right band side is
In the interior to the right of the spectator,
at an elevation of six or seven feet from the
soil, we notice a hollow recess in the shape of a
niche, six feet in height, and bearing a close
resemblsnce to an elongated O. This, as well
as the grotto itself, is the workmanship of
nature. The hand of man has never exergleed
its skill upon these wild crags. The depth of
the niche is inconsiderable. The grotto, by
season of its very structure, was neither damp
nor dark. Bushes of mountain growth adorned
it with a plldMing framework of straggling
In the month of February, 1858, a wild-briar
bush was the only other monument of the
grotto of Massableille. It grew and thrived
capriciously at the very foot of the niobhe, and
Its pendent branches hung freely towards the
ground. To this uninviting spot, few steps
were evqr.attracted. A few herdsmen and
shepherds, overtaken by bad weather, some
times beook themselves to its shelter. We
have oa ved that the soil of the cavern was
whllylgee from moisture.
That is the place, foreordglned by Provi
denee, lo witaess ' Aiplay of the glory
and love of the Most Vsed Virgin.
Marie Bernarde Sonbirons, of Loourdes, whom
we shall call by her familiar name of Berna
dette, as, in 183S, a small tiny girl of four
teek , l indeed even ,apong the little things
this world. The life of her family was one
of incessant toil and strict sparing-penury
teelferas no unfrequent guest beneath its
her birth Bernadette seemed doomed
for an early grave. On the completion of her
fourteenth year, she was yet thin, diuainutive
in size, sickly in constitution. In heot crdle,
asthma seized upon her feeble longs, *1
fastened obstinately on them. She had been
brought up in the neighboring parish of
Bartres, and the greater part of her ohildhood
was passed on the green hillocks whibh sur
round that village, keeping watch over a little
flock of sheep.
This alone distinguished her from other
ordinary children-the exuberant frolicsome
ness of early yoath was quenched in hef by
the habitual oppression of her breathing.
But in that wretched child lay hidden a
treasure, over which God himself watched
with complacency : her heart-pure with the
virginal glow of ontainted innocence. Artless,
extremely docile, very affectionate, of an en
gaging candor, she was the embodiment of
guileless simplicity. Look, speech, counte
nance; her very trait bespoke the ingenuous
ness of her soul. Her features were not of a
refined stamp, but they were mild, agreeable,
and full of sympathy. Her hair was jetblack,
her eyes of a lastrous brown, shone with a
subdued radiance beneath her pale brow.
She was fourteen, and she had not yet known
the bliss of a first communion, but, in her
soul, her baptismal purity most have been
assuredly preserved In its integrity.
Sin, evil of any description, filled her with
horror ; a fault committed in her presenes
caused her exquisite suffering. Her sister,
younger than herself by three years, often re
lates with emotions of tender respect, how
Bernadette let pass no occasion of reproaching
her with her distaste for prayer, her pevish
ness, her over-bold manners.
During the evening prayer, made in com
mon by the assem d household, the attitude
of Bernadette was ever respectful and com
posed; she used no support whilst kneeling;
-everything in her betokened piety and de
She was ignorant of even the primary ele
ments of learning ;-but she knew well how
to recite her beads. Twas her only prayer;
she bhad learnt no other. With her well-worn
chaplet clasped in her hands, she would, fre
quently during the day, address herself to the
Blessed Virgin Mary, whom she scarcely
knew, we may say, except by name. But the
Virgin Mother of Nssareth knew Bernadette,
and loved and watched over her. Letler
grow in years, in piety and meekness; Mary
is waiting for her.
Bernadette most return to the paternal
roof; she is to prepare for her frst commu
nion. One day previous to her departure, the
good priest, to whose pastoral care the parish
of Bartres was at this moment entrusted, met
her driving along her little ock. . The aspect
of innocent candor depicted on her face in
stantly struckhim. He bowed to her with a
species of religious reverence; and looking
after her when she had passed, he exclaimed,
"The children to whom the Blessed Virgin I
appeared on the mountain of La Salette, must
have been like that little girl." The worthy
priest knew not that in hisrords, there was
the sht w of a psophecy.
THURSDAY, FBURUARY 11, 1858.
On Thursday, February 11th, 1858, Mme.
Soubirons allowed her daughter to sally out,
in company with her young sister Mary, and a
little girl of one of the neighbors :-they were
going to the torrent near the Massabeille sooks
for the purpose of gathering any refuse wood
which might be lying around. Bernadette
wore a poor dress of coarse, black wool, all
patched; her head was enveloped in that
pretty coif, named crpsuet, in use among the
i peasantry of the Pyrenees. Bernadette's wa of
pure, white wool; it fell gracefully over her
shoulders, and protected them from the chill
ness of the air.
Off go the three obildren-it was abont
half pest eleven-laughing and chatting gaily
on the way. Half an hour afterwards they
were at work on the town lots, bordering on
the torrent, directly opposite the grotto. The
cold was pretty sharp, the sky was clondy, but
not the slightest breath of wind disturbed
the motionless air.
Bernadette was a few steps behind. Less
nlucky than her two companions, se had not
;net with the smallest twig of dry wood. The
former had passed over the bed of the mill
canal mentioned above; only a lmeagre
stream it was at this moment. They had
erbesed with naked feet. Whilst putting on
their sabots, they cried out to Bernadette that
the water was icy.
Delicate as she wse, and weakened by her
asthma, poor Bernadette hesitated to wet her
feet. "I don't dare to get into the water," an
swered she, "my cough is to bad." Neverthe
lees, after a few moments she decided to risk
° it. Supporting herself on a large stone, she
began to get ready. A sudden noise, as of a
violentgust rushing impetuously by, caused
her to lift her head and to look around.
Strange! Not a leaf trembled on the taperiog
poplars that lined the banks of the torrent.
"I. must hare been deaming ;" muttered the
astonished child; and again she leaned down
to bare her feet. But, lo! the mysterious
nui-e is heard anew; it seems now to confine
itself to the grotto. Bernadette raises her
bead, casts one glance before her. She at
tempts to scream aloud, emotion chokes the
sound. Struck with amazement at the eight
which greets her, and trembling in every
:rmb, she instinctive!y sinks to the earth on
A wonderful apparition stands before her
within the shadow of the grotto, in the recess
of the niche.
At this very moment the rounds of the An
gelus bells came from every quarter, floating
musically through thestilly air, over the hill
sides and meadows of Lourdes.
THE FIRST APPARITION.
In the midst of a dazzling light, gleaming
with the intensity of the sun's noon-day
splendor, but without its blinding glare, there
appeared before the child a lady of incompa
rable beauty. She was of ordinary size. The
charming freshness of maidenhood was diffused
over her whole countenance. She was clothed
in a long white rob, blasing with a silvery
brightness, and of a texture unknown to hu
man skill. An azure girdle encircled the
waist. A veil, similar in material to the dress,
shrouded the bead and shoulders, and fell in
many folds to the ground. The feet, of vir
ginal whiteness, seemed to rest on the wild
briar bush. Two roses, luminous with a gold
like glitter, shone on the upper portion of the
Lady's feet. The two hands were held Joined
before the breast, in the attitude of fervent
prayer. From the clasped fingers hung a long 1
rosary, with beadsof snowy whiteness, and a
chain of pure gold: to it was attached a large
The countenance of the Apparition was of
ocspeakable beauty. Upon it was mirrored
the impress of peace, innocence, bounty, ma
jesty. The brow was one of marvellous at
rraction ; the eyes, of a deep sky-blue, beamed
with a mild efflgence, that melted the heart r
of Bernadette. Upon the lipe played a smile
of heavenly tenderness and mans·etade.
lHere was nothing vague and vapory; no
fantastical iilusioo. The child beheld a living c
reality. That body, though glorified, was
still a body, a thing of life and eaqiou.
Out of herself with wooder, &d6dette i
coanld seaely tretse r hyss, beastifl 0
Lady egoled upon pariously l ".L _ .
tie wave of the hand, ap el nell a
of the head, she appeared to eeleqme het lttlt
The child robs her eyes, tshe i lly awhbse.
Instinctively she drawse her beads fre her
pocket, and to guard herself rom delusfe. s.
deavors to make the sign, f the crose; but
her hand falls powerless by mer side. 1 feeling
of indescribable fear creeps over her. Dat, at
this moment, the Lady, with her right band,
takes the cross of her roary, which hang
suspended over the left wrist, and slowly
signs herself with the symbol of art salviom,
then with a smile of unutterable beiganity,
she sems to say to the ch old "Do as
Bernadette now strives to imitate the setlea
of the vision; her arm has recovered its elastic
city. The Lady josi her hands anew, sad
commences to pssu the grains of her obhplet.
through her ngers ; Bernadette reoltes her
Since a few moments her slatePwas looking
at her. She saw her face overspread with a
deep pallor, her ecee zed! on .vacancy; she
noticed the double movement of the arm, she
observed her appearance, as of o abeorbed in
intense praytr. "We•," .said r her oomn
panion, " look at Bernadette say4t her piay
ers." " What a fanoy to come here to pray. I
think 'tis enough to pray in hobrch," replied
the other. " Bah ! let her alone: that is the
only thing she knows how to do."
They paid no further attention to Perna.
dette; but in order to warm themselves, away
they went running and jumping around, plak
ing up their little load of dried twigs. That
did they busy themselves during the whole
time that Bernadette employed in saying her
Bernadette, motionless on her knees, keeps
her eyes fixed upon that mysterious figure, so
mild and so adiable. With raviloing sweet
ness, the Lady makes her a sign to approash
nearer : Bernadette, far from moving, scarcely
Sdares to breathe. Finally, the Lady opens her
arms towards the child, bows slightly, smiles
as if to bid farewell. " " * Bernadetteese
but the cold, gray stone and the leatles wild
briar, hears the tay laughter of her com- "'
panlons-the heavenly vision bad vanished.
The Immaculate Virgin had withdrawn into
the mystery of those realms, to pierce which
is not given to mortal eye in this world, except
by a special dispensation of the boulty of God.
Bernadette arose, hastily drew ..ff her sabots,
crossed the canal, and coming to her com
panions, exclaimed in a voice broken with
emotion : " Have you seen nothing f' "No,'
replied the children, somewhat surprised. For
the moment Bernadette said nothing farther.
The three children were soon on their way back
Prompted by a natural enriosity, Mary
Soubirous began to question her sieter on her
eccentric conduct at the grotto. Bernadette,
unable to resist her importonlties, related all
that had occurred, but with the lnjunction of
keeping it secret. The mother heard of the
affair; she esteemed it all more moonshine;
but fearing lest her daughter should be led
setray by some snare of the demon, she for
bade her to return to the grotto. Bernadette
knewered not a word, but her little heart
swelled with grief. Durirg the evening
prayer, when she came to her favorite invooa
tion, "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for
as who have recourse to yor," she buret lnto a
flood of tears. The dear child had not the
least thought that the Apparition of the Grotto
was, in any way onnected with her heavenly '
mother. But hol oould she abandon the bore
of again seeing that beautiful Lady, who had
shown her each oondeseension: a reeistless
attraction towards the grotto sprang up is her
(Te be eontissed.)
Tan onsrrat Assocu7Tox.-With great
pleasure we call attention to the very satisfao
tory statement of this Association which will
be found on the fifth page of to-day's dlAm.
Daring the past two years $5,000 have bee
loaned to stoekholders, but this amoant rep
resents oly a tithe of the benefits conferred
as through the Association many persons have
been enabled to save their little properties
from the sherite hands, while others have be
come owners of the hoaseswhich they rented.
We are glad of the socces of thib Assoea
tion for many reasons, the prieeipal of which
is that it 4will be itptrumeatal in cansing
others to be organised T n bese aimproves,
and ths be the mens of esearfg to every
Lpdtrioes mechanic, olerk e lhborer a home ,
eft own. .