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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
_ 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
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."
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
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
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 :
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

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