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gyrSJA IE1UBAT, MAY U. Mn. ssi las5 0 !ems ws. sJ "" 555 sia thet e, etv o thea ,....yuo5I moate ss ..Meg5-8e. et. i.WI.esauMa a. t aturday, vigil of Pentecost, is a day and abstinence. story of " The Betrothed" is conoluded the third page of our present eisse. Eoeelilastioal Conference for June will plae next Thersday at 10 o'clock. last the Bishop of Tamunlipas I 184 persons in St. Mary's (Arob ) church. .-.A. Neithart, C. 88. R, will preach US. Alphonsus churoh next Sunday, June ast igh Mass. A oollection will be taken bre thebenefit of the Convent at Chatawa. S3. George's Benevolent Association will give atio and Musical Entertainment in 8t. h Bohool.hall,Constanoe street, to-morrow day) evening, at 7 o'olook. Admislon 50 The members of the Work of the Prisons, of St. Vincent de Paul, are requested attend a special meeting, whioh will be bald t the Star Hall, at 7:30 o'clock to-morrow I "Moaday) evening. I OGen. Thomas Jordan's brief but caustic w of the so-called history of the Civil ar by the Count of Paris, which we publish 1 our sixth page will, no doubt, prove in ting to all our readers. The superiority of man to nature is contina- e illustrated in literature and in life. Nature 4 an immense quanity of quills to make t goose with; but man can make a goose of d f in five minutes with one quill. 1.n the three Redemptorist churches 425 i n made their First Communion last I ursday, Feast of the Ascension-200 in St. t eam s, 200 in St. Mary's (German,) and c ty-five in the Church of Notre Dame de I Secours. e Thbe Mass which is annually said for the u factors of St. Mary's Orphan Boys' Asy of the Third District, will be celebrated ay at the Cathedral, at 10 o'olock. The rphsns will be present on the occasion, and ii distinguished Dominican, Father bMothon, d II preach. Sr. ArrnoNY or PADUA.-The Novena, pro- e ory tothe Feast of St. Anthony, will com- t next Sunday, June 4th. The services take place at 7 o'clock every evening. The Umemons will be preached by Father Baronet, of St. Mary's (Archbishop's) Church. The Forty re' Adoration will commence at High Mass, Seelook, on the morning of the 10th June. One hundred and sixty children received "their First Communion at the Cathedral last Thursday morning. At the 10 o'clock Mass, the same day, 176 persons, including the First c Communion children, were confirmed by the Bishop of Tamaulipas. The Emperor of Braozl, aseompamied by his wife and the members of I his suite, was present in the sanctuary during the services t 4 Lord Macaulay oncu received a letter from the Uni'ed States, from a Mr. Crump, offering ,hm $500 if he would introduce the name of Crump into his history, and another from at Toong Men's Philosophioal Society in New I * Torak, beginning : "Possibly our fame has not a pinioned the Atlantic." These incidents, to ssther with the fact that he met Mrs. Harriet t Sesaber Stowe when she visited England, may Saoount for the supreme contempt in which he held Americans. Last Thursday morning at the 7 o'clock I Mass in the church of the Immaculate Concep tion, 208 children made their First Commu aeon. At 11:30 the same day, all these child en, besides 110 adults and children of last years First Communion class, making a total of 318 persons, were confrmed by his Lord ship, the Right Rev. Bishop of Tamsulipas. Qeite a large proportion of the adults are oenverta to the Faith. The college boys will make their First Com masnion next Sunday, June 4th, and, within thefortnight suaceeding, they, together with the children who made their First Communion Slatest year, and who have not yet been con. irted, will receive the Sacrament of Con rmnation. COmF'aMATIox LN ST. HENvRY's PARIsu.--Lst _ apJday was a day of rqjoioing in St. Henry's 1parah, Birth Dits lot, Rev. J. Bogaerts, pastor. His Lordshebip, Right Rev. Jose Maria Ignacio ;-netes de Oca, Bishop of Tamaulipas, admin. - stered the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation at - . U w. to sixty-one persons, four of whom were dults. Before conflrmation his Lordship de Slivered a very impressive address in English, Swhich was listened to with the closest atten teon. St. Henry's Church had, in honor of the distinguished prelate, donned its finest orna natus. Consplcuous among them are some .'bautiful fresco paintings which were unveiled Sthat day. They are the work of that cele ated artist, . Hambrecbt. Esq., of this city. :Ia the few years of his stay among us Mr. mbreuht has done mnre than any artist ' ejown to us to adorn and beautify our churches. -I this city the St. Louis Cathedral, St. Lagustine's and Holy Trinity, to which may aew be added St. Henry's, bear testimony to exeisaite taste and artlstic skill. All his Mtag breathe a spirit of piety whioh eannot Ii*-. @a RBeatmeebtfsoal a aSm . a j a amiliumm* r. 1 Jails and geoholheaose. an Truly the Devil Is the father of le sad m his boldness is as wonderful as his fertility of Invention. One of the biggest and most ab popular and most generally acoepted * lies that he has ever circulated is that contained In the assertion that secular da education is a preventive of orime. Crime is a phenomenon of the moral order exclusively, and therefore has no the direct connection whatever with greater or less knowledge of the arts and sciences. 3 Prima fade there is no ground at all for the inference that learning will lessen P crime, yet that .proposition is boldly ad vanced by theorists noder the cunning in spiration of the arch-liar, and is greedily ho' accepted by the unthinking multitude as a the self-evident truth. cia Now, facts prove that, though there is no direct connection between secular learn- led ing and moral character, yet indirectly * there is a good deal, and that unfortu. are nately the influence of the former on the the latter is to a vast extent exceedingly dis- nol astrous. The universal histary of the world shows that always where intellectual culture has been most forwarded and se- pre cared, unless where it was under the fll the control of religion, immorality and .crime are have increased in a ratio at least as great thi if not greater. We have never seen the proofs of this truth more tersely and yet comprehensive ly set forth than in an article from the pen of the distinguished Dr. Dabney of it i Virginia, written on the common school pro question, and recently published in the beai Richmond Enquirer. In one portion of Nor his article the Doctor takes up the thread- new bare fallacy which has so long played the lish part of corner-stone in the fabric of State eve, usurpation in education, the pretense that me "it costs less money to build school-houses woo than jails." The inference intended to be drawn from which is that education will oft diminish crime. The Doctor commences Inst by quoting from Alison's History of Pin Europe to show that while forty years ago ber two-thirds of the inhabitants of France as could not read nor write, and while in tion Prussia at the same time common school a F education was compulsory and well-nigh Blit universal, serious crimes were fourteen time times more prevalent in the latter than in the former State. aga Then he goeson to compare France within puai itself. Official records of the eighty-six Prin departments show that, without exception, sans the amount of crime reported has been in thai exact proportion with the amount of secular the education. Investigations in Paris traced the the larger proportion of abandoned females whi to the more intelligent departments. Scot his land gives four and a half to one, of edu- ten ested and illiterate criminals respectively. In ancient times the people known as Bar barians were not nearly so corrupt and de- a praved as the refined and highly educated fore Greeks and Romans. of J Then he examines the records of, this country. Before the war the Northern States had all warmly embraced the public CO. school system, while the Southern States thr had not. The former had, in 1850, thirteen sre and a half millions of population and over twenty-three thousand criminal convic- Chi tions; the latter with nine and a half millions put had less than three thousand convictions. p. That is, the convictions were more than six lat times as great, in proportion to the popula- thr tion, among the educated Northerners than wh among the uneduca ed Southerners, includ- reli ing the slave population. As to paupers, bel the North was supporting 114,700 and the me] South only 20,500. In the North, magnifi- the cent public school houses followed imme- ing diately by palatial pi ilons ; at the South, no State schools and the prison system nomi- ent nal. Cal How is it that corruption and crime to nearly always go hand in hand with civil- oar isation so-called t Why do we find criae stli rare and homely virtues common among use rural and uncultured populations, while Tn vice and immorality are rampant in the me highly cultured capitals and emporiums of str the same people f According to the State school theory, Paris, London and New York PA ought to be the most highly blessed locall- exI Sties in the matter of pure morals and uni- Ca - vereal virtue, while the peasantry of France, the the rustics of England and the interior cat farmers of America ought to be very demons of craft and wickedness. The former a populations are intelligent and edu- tie cated, they are practically familiar with Ye o all the arts and inventions of modern ne secience, they are competent critics of col t dramatic, musical and literary merit, while fui Sthe country people referred to are rude, un- ag lettered and boorish. Every one knows, cla however, that among the s:mple, rural e population, doors are left open of nights, p . and an immoral act shocks a whole neigh e borhood, while in the great, enlightened an a cities, the forgers, the swindlers, the per- p e- jurers abound, and vice chronicles its deeds it . in glaring letters without exoiting an emo- ti r. tion of surprise. m at Let any man ask himself where he would Ila e. look for virtue, among unlettered commn nities or refined ones; where he would go Sto find superlative rascality and consum- rI is mate villainy. An honest answer to these ot questions ought to stagger his theoretical t a onvilotions as to-the saving grace of edoa sad become Methodlits. We must not esteem seeular edaeetion as an evil. It is A blessing from the band of God, but-In its place. No one ought to be educated above the necessities of his state of life. Let the Government make alee young gen tlemen and ladies of the sons and daughters of a scavenger and they will de spise the associations and surroundings of their father. They will become discon tented and wreak their bitterness on soci ety in the shape of crime. Here then the school is a feeder for the jail. And facts prove too clearly that this is not mere theory. This is not the worst view of the case, however. State education not only sows the seeds of pride and evil in the lower classes, it is also positively anti-religions. It deifies worldliness and worldly know ledge. Knowledge is treated as the usmmwm benum. The interests of thbls world are artificially stimulated, while those of the next grow fainter and fainter in the un noticed perspective. -The pride of know ledge takes possession of the heart, unless they who impart it are most careful to im press perpetually on the young minds which they are influencing, that all these things are nothing except as an aid in securing the things of eternity. The German Catholic Press. 'The Kurturkamnpf has achieved another con quest," says the correspondent of an exdhalrge, "for which Catholics cannot be too thankful: 1 it is the creation of an excellent Catholic press. Before the year 1870, there existed, besides the Mainer Journaol, in Middle and North Germany, not one great good Catholic newspaper ; now more than a dozen are pub lished every day with immense success, and every little town of 10,000 inhabitants posses ses at least a good weekly journal. With what wonderful rapidity Catholic press organs rise and prosper was recently seen in the case of the Catholio Voice, started by some members of the Mayence Catholic Union, soon after that institution had been closed by order of the Prussian Government. After the fourth num ber had appeared, the paper counted as many as 15,000 regular subscribers, and its circula tion is still daily increasing. The existence of a powerful Catholic press seems to enrage Bismarck all the more because he must by this time be aware that he, and he alone, has call ed it into life by his relentless persecution. Hence his almost mad endeavors to destroy it again. Since he failed to pass a law for that purpose, he has fallen back upon the favorite Prussian system of crushing a paper by inces- 1 sant police persecutions. This week not less than eight Catholic editors were harassed by the police. Mr. Sonneu, the former editor of the Germania, was hardly settled in prison, when his successor, Mr. Paul Hadicke, shared his fate, not in consequence of a judicial sen tence, but by a simple orderof the police, who charged him with high treason. Twenty four hours after Mr. IIadinke's arrest, the new editor, Mr. Popiolkowski, who still signs the Germania, received a summons to appear be fore the Berlin Kammergerlcht, on the charge of having offended the Government of Treves." "A few weeks ago," says the Louisville Courler-Journal, "there came to this office through the mails, a pamphlet containing a sermon of some length, entitled "Religious Liberty: A Free Church in a Free Country." It was a violent attack on the Roman Catholic Church, conceived with an evident political purpose, and was from the pen of Rev. John P. Newman, chaplain to President Grant and late "inspector of United States consolates throughout the world." From information which has reached us since the receipt of this religio-political document, we have reason to believe that it is one of the campaign doca ments circulated by that pious organization, the National Republican Committee, at Wash ington, whose headcenter is Postmaster Ed mands, of that city. It is needless to comment upon the hypocrisy of this religious crusade entered upon by the Republican party, as the Catholic church, or any other church, is nothing to these desperate politicians, except as they can be made ancillary to their purpose of stirring up prejudices and bad blood. They use a pamphlet like Newman's as the Sultan of Turkey may use the 8anjiksherif, and the measure only shows into what a desperate strait the Radical party has fallen." SKIRMISHING PATRIOTISM VERSUS PRACTICAL PATRIOTISM.-In a late number we gave some extracts from an editorial article in the Irish Catholic Benevolent Union Journal, stating that the Union had been unable to forward the cause of colonization because of the indifference of the Irish-American population to the cnndi tion of the " poor, destitute and friendless immigrant." Neither societies nor congrege tions wool'1 contribute to the cause. In a New York newspaper, of the20th inst., we note that nearly five thousand dollars have lately been contributed in small sums for a" skirmishing" fund, to be used, we presume, in warring against the British Empire. The pressing claims of the Irish-Amerioan population are seemingly beneath the attention of advanced patriots. Practical Work, sunch as providing homes for the unemployed, may do well enough for the "churlish Saxon," the "canny Boot," and "plodding German," but enlightened patriots have higher aspirations than this. As it has been heretofore, we suppose it will con tinue to be to the end of the chapter, the Ger man and other rac·s will take np the vacant lands, and thle unfortunate Irish farmlaborer will live and die a "hewer of wood and drawer of water " for other and more prudent races. S"The Irish peopleof Scranton, Pa ," says 1 the .TPiet, " held a large meeting last week to protest against the long lines of ear r4age estemary at Cstltpll fueaols Re ,-sl .1 tedl ,.'w t " The eoronation of the Blesed Virgia Mary a ceremony which closes the beetifhl deve" I tions of the Month of Mary-i- one of those inspirations of the Catholic Church, as replete I with the beauty of holiness as with the wisdom I of divine truth. n This touching manifestation of a people's A veneration for the mother of their Lord,-a I displayed by the crowning of her statues with I garlands of lowers, or with cirelets of gold, a and made typical of that coronation with a s diadem of glory which She has received from a the hands of her Divine Son,-is more than a 11 mere ceremony. It is a lesson for all Christ- c lans, full of encouragement and love; it is a I symbol of the victory and Joy reserved for b those who battle to the close ; it is a vision of a the rest and glory which await the heroic a soldiers of the cross; it is a revelation of that a "exceeding great reward" which God has pre- a pared for those who love Him I I The Month of May-the fairest of the year- - is well caloulated to awaken in the hearts of a Christians, a fervent devotion towards our a Blessed Lady; and to remind them, by the p very perfume of the flowers laid upon her o shrine, of the honor and respect paid to her in o all the ages of the past. The flowers of our garden-, which the hand E of ffsecin lays upon her altars, should re- t' mind as of that exquisite Rose of filial love h whioh the glorious Council of Ephesus laid at b her feet when, in refutation of the Nestorian h heresy, they proclaimed her the Mother of GodI e And as we link the fifth century with the n nineteenth, we find that the whitest and loveliest blossom ever fashioned by natureor it by art, is but a feeble type of that resplendent I Lily which the hand of our Sovereign Pontiff T offered to her honor, in the dogma of the Im- fl masulate Conception. P The golden-eyed forget-me-nots, or the royal b purple pansies which we scatter at her feet, 6I remind us of those past incidents of history a which are too easily forgotten by the busy u minds of men. One of these souvenirs of F thought should be the fact that Columbus ft named the good ship which bore him to the la New World-Santa Maria-fitting tribute to her whose intercession lovingly and confidently invoked, will, one day, bear ns all to anew and p better world. ft Again it is well to remember that the mighty s river which sweeps across our continent, bear- ci ing upon its waters so much of the riches of C earth, was called by its earliest discoverer, b River of the Immaculate Conception, in honor a of Her who bore upon her bosom the Giver of a all good gifts, and who still conveys to us so tj much of heavenly grace and blessings. But whatever reflections arise to mind from t1 out our May meditations, there are few more o beautiful or consoling than those evoked by C this ceremony of the Coronation. S The Church teaches us to see in Esther, "the c beautiful maiden" of low estate, who was ole vated to the dignity of Queen of the Persian Empire, a figure of the Blessed Virgin, the E peerless and stainless one,-who was raised c from her lowly footstool of Nazareth to be mistress of all hearts, and Queen of Angels and of men. Esther, by her intercession with Asunerus. obtained the deliverance of her people from the fearful doom pronounced against them ; and Mary, the mother of the King, by her lov ing intercession, obtains for the children of her race exemption from eternal death, and a life everlasting and all-blessed. Crowning a person has always been, in ancient times, invested with one of two signifi cations-either as a sacrificial offering, or as a royal oeremony; a victim or a sovereign re- 1 ceives this symbolical consecration, and the 1 fate reserved is either death or glory. Does t not this fact bring to mind thebitterorowning 1 of Him who was offered a victim for the sins of men, and do not His lowly humiliations and His crown of cruel thorns contrast most lov ingly with the glory He bestows upon His blessed mother, and with the diadem of shining stars with which He crowns her forehead T He was our victim, crowned for the sacrifice; ; and He gives us Mary as our Sovereign Lady, I crowned for the salvation of her people. I Crown of thorns and crown of glory I Let t as ever bear in grateful remembrance the a sorrows of the one, and the graces of the I other; and while, with contrite hearts, we compassionate the sufferings of our Lord, let i us pour out thanks for the glory of our Lady. 1 But it is upon its lesson of encouragement that we should chiefy rest our thoughts while meditating upon the mystery of the coronation as explained in the holy rosary, or as develop ed in the closing exercises of the Month of May. Mordecai said to Esther : "Who knows whether thou art not therefore come to the Kingdom that thou mightest be ready for such a time as thist" and we, poor suppliantsut, appeal to our dear Lady with the same earnest cry: "Thou artoome to the Kingdom that thou mightest be ready for such a time as this." The world to-day is full of Hamans, plotting against the Sponse of Christ and seeking to destroy her people. And like Mordecai, there is one man who will not bend the knee to wickedness and pride. Pins IX, poor and desolate, still refuses to pay homage to a corrupt world, or yield obedience to its unjust decrees: but we know his voice is ever rising up to her who needs no reminder that she has come into the Kingdom to be ready for sunob times as these. Then let us remember, when we see the hands of children crowning the statues of our Queen, that this beautiful oeremony is but the symbol of that victory to which every Christian heart aspires, that it is but a vision of the rest and glory which we one day may shbare-a revelation of that inconceivable peace and joy which God reserves for all who love Him. It is generally conceded in European diplo 'matlo circles that the centre of political gravity, which six years ago was at Paris, has Ibeea traserred to St. Peterburg, and that BnLoxe, Msis, May 94th, 181. iter Meralog SBar, To most of your readers a deseription of this place is unneessiary, as they are familiar with it, but for the benefit of the few who have 1 never visited us, I will give some items of a general nature. The resident population of Bolidi is abont 3,000, most of whom, being of Frenoh and Spanish deseent, are Catholies. In summer, between those who visit the place for a week or two for reoreation, and those who re side here during the whole of the heated term, it may be safely estimated that the population of the town is increased by 1,000. The planets well supplied with hotels and private boarding houses, and aooommodations to suit all tastes and purses are easily found. Biloxi and its environs are remarkably healthy, all fever and other alilments of that kind appearing here only when imported from your city or Mobile. In fact, so healthy is this part of the world that centenarians are not unusual, but a few weeks ago Mrs. 8. Oyr having departed this life at the e age of 109 years.. Last week I passed a very 1 pleasant evening with Mrs. Manuel, who lives on Back Bay, and who, thoughnearly 100 years old, is still as lively as a cricket. There area great many progressive people in Biloxi, but none more so than the resident Ca- c tholio pastor, Rev. P. Chevalier. He arrived t here in July, 186, and found a poor brick building, which was destroyed by the storm of r Nov. 16th, 1869. At once be set to work and erected a substantial and very neat church, t measuring 36x75 feet. t He was unable, however, to put a steeple on it till this year, but recently had work oem menoed on this important part of the edifice, s The frame was raised last Monday, and a blue flag, the Church's colors, and a yellow flag, the Pope's colors, were hoisted on the top, and the bell was rung merrily in joy at the event. The t steeple will be 100 hundred feet high when r completed, and will form a prominent land mark from Ship Island. I understand that Father Chevalier intends soon to add fifteen feet to the length of the church, and to have a " large clock placed in the steeple for the public t Among other good things which the energetic t pastor has done was to get the Sistersof Mercy,I from St. Alphonsus' Convent in your city, to establish a branch house here. They have charge of the fine schoolhouse which Father Chevalier erected, and at which 100 children of both sexes are in daily attendance. The Sisters sometime ago purchased the Reynoir property and, after a good deal of expense, succeeded in transforming it into a comfortable convent, where those who teach here, as also those of the New Orleaas convent, in delicate health or needing rest, find a delightfulhome. Father Chevallier, with the effective assistance of the I Sisters, is preparing quite a large number of t children for their First Communion, which will a take place at an early day. Besides his great achievements in Biloxi, I Father Chevalier has built two hardsome churches, one at Handaboro and the other at Ocean Springs, besides establishing several stations at other points, where he says Mass occasionally. How he finds time to attend to so many dif ferent duties, and whence he gets the money for all his works, no one understands, or, as one of his parishioners aptly expressed it, "the Lord only knows." More anon. Yours, CuIP. The AronLus.-The editor of the Freean's Journal took exception, last week, to any one disputing who established the ringing of the noon day Angelus, and rightly, because Rainaldi reports at the year 1436, number twenty, an Encyclycal letter of Pope Cal listus III., from which it appears that be wanted the Angelos bell rang towards the hour nine, but two contemporary writers, Platina (life of the Pope C. III.) and Gagulon (history of France, book x., chap, 12), state that in practice the midday hour was found more con venient: hence the modern practice. The reason of the devotion was the war waged by Mohammed II. against the Christians; but a few weeks after the promulgation of this prayer the Turks were conquered, and to Callistus is ascribed "the great battle of deliverance at Belgrade." The Angelnus for the evening is of an earlier date, and it was introduced at least in Rome by Pope John XXII., as also reported by the Rainaldi, at the year 1327, No. 14. The reason had been also the persecution of the German Emperor, Louis of Bavaria, against the Church; and the consequence also the same, for a few months after this evening de votion was established the Emperor in shame led from Rome. .If we now would say the An gelus faithfully, and with the same Intentions, the Blessed Virgin would come again to fight on our side, and then ours would also be the victory. ar. Bishop Thirlwall, of the church of England, who recentl _died, could speak the English language and read Latin when he was three years old ; at the age of four he was proficient in Greek; at seven he was a writer of ser I mon ; at eight he was plunging through the fields of English literature, and at eleven he composed a large and learned satiricalpoem. So we learn from the eketh of his career in the April Snumber of the Edinburgh Revieo. Fortunately Sfor him, nature dealt more kindly with him after his eleventh year, as he pursued his way through life. If his intellect and knowledge had kept on growing at the rate they did a from his second year to his twelfth, he would Shave been sunch a prodigy by the time he was Seighteen or twenty, that his soul must have wilted with the sigh of Alexander the Great a for other worlds to conquer. The Committee appointed by the United States House of Representative to investigate Federal affairs in Louisiana, will meet to - morrow in the St. Charles Hotel. Developments 1 no less important than interesting may be 5 looked for. As the gallant Gibson is chairman Sof the committee, be will no adnet make & / ,ia sbe u- akPhuI' OwM" ]. 06 2 gap: At maeetlugas the sBomd of this Company held on the 16th k--t, lowing Resolttion was elatmoeasy "Resolved, That those who are, or come voluntary subseribers to the stock of the New Orleans P)a-da Company, and shall have made pa their subseriptions prior to the eolleetka the tax imposed by a#t No. 90, Aets a shall be entitled to a credit on the portions of their voluntary msbsoriptiea to the tax paid by them respetively, ac who shall have paid their voluntary tions In fall, prior to the colleotoso of aid shall on presentation at the ,-pa·y% of the tax receipt, be refunded the saesna tax paid, provided the same does noet the voluntary subscription, and projvig that the oity of New Orleans shall have over to the Company the tax collected such voluntary subsoribers prior to the by him for refunding." The law requirilngthe city adminlistraia submit the question of taxing the properl the pariah of Orleans one half of one pa per annum for a period of four years, to qualified electors of the city, for the con tion and equipment of this Road, has partly by the city authorities, partly by renslo ingenuity supplied by the P Holders' Assoolation, obstructed, thus d the submission of the tax question to a votk the real people of our city. This Board of Direction will not, arev presence of judioial or other impedi abandon the enterprise our deserving ci have so greatly at heart. They will eon -obstructed, harassed, crippled in resee may be--bt they will resolutely persevea the work they have undertaken, and will -s rampart of steel stand between the N. 0. P Railway and all enemies, foreign or The people can, we are satisfied, In any construct and equip their Road by a further extension of their generous sup but the paltry tax they are temporarily the right to impose would have snfioed am to have completed the Road without sollar indebtedness or a master, other than our -the People. We earnestly invite the attention of our low-citizens to those who are opposing vital undertaking, and in confidence appeal them to stand by and uphold us Inourde nation td connect this city by rail with great and growing State of Texas. By order of the Board : E B. WHEELOCE, PCesidenL. Tar CATHOLuc Wonw.LD-Al readers not agree with the Catholic World, but tainly none can deny its power and li excellence. It is astonishing to note what amount of solid as well as interesting appears in its pages from month to month. the Jane number now before us there three articles, any one of which wouldhe ficient in itself to loat a magazine. The of these is "German Journalism," which keen and merciless pen lays bare the workings of the "Reptile Prees" in This is an instructive though sad chapt the history of journalism, and deservete taken up by the universal prees, which is graced by the existence of such a vile tion as the "Reptile Press Fund." "Dr. son" takes up the life and labors of the trions Amerioan publicist, so reoentlyllit his grave. It sings no senseless een him; but does the more honor to his memory by pointing out with no fal hand those defects which were so marked ia massive character, thus giving the true I of his life. At the same time, the tribute Dr. Brownson's genius, parity, and the ness of his labors is at once eloquent profound. Dr. Hammond is severely in the review of his latest work on "Diseases of the Nervous System." Wh or not the severity is deserved, the reader satisfy himself. He will at least be re by as sharp, though good-humored a pies criticism as it is his fortune rarely to The writer is evidently at home in thesob criticised. MThe other articles, with the exception of that on "Thomistio P phy," are of a light character. "Some gotten Catholio Poets" Is fall of interest d piquancy of style. ' Notre Dame deBethartn' is another of those sketches of Catholio ,N and life abroad for which the Catholie J" is famous. The brilliant story, "Are YoclI Wife t" now announced in book form, enb* charmingly as it began. "Sir Thomas Mt" and "The Eternal Years" continue; Wild Rose of St. Regis" is a beautifol Inais story. '"Hobbies and their Riders," ad Plea for our Grandmothers," are bright biL of social sketching. These altogether fors 5 array of articles such as none of oursagus can present. There is not a line of trashb, not a di-i from cover to cover; while in the lit coriticisms is found matter really wortbhy t name of literary criticism. " The largest and one of the finest, itfnot deed, the very finest thing in the paris I this year," says the London Daily Kegsii Sentry of Christ into Jerusalem, when thes Sple took branches of palm trees and went r to meet Him. It would have been dsn Sin the extreme for an artist of ordinary I bre to represent the central figure of I enormous canvass riding on a young ae; SM. Gustave Dore has invested the hb presentative of the Godhead with such m I dignity as to make it the naturl ra~ei"l to which the eye of the speotator, after dering about the divers types of mseY tamed beings that fill up the gigantlic P to its utmost limits, instinotively retU relief and renewed admiration. M. Dotor here proved himself to be, not only an in, tire designer and a true poet, bat also a colouist."