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EW O r3J 69S 3 MY. MAT 0 55 15. m o X . g1O ]OMu.l .ase April 29, 87t -The Boly Father audience on the 25tb of April to the of the Chapter of St. John Late who came to return him thanks for his it in undertaking the cost of the restorations in that Basilica. oharitable foundations in Italy are to speedy extinction. Neces bas no law. The spoliation of Chureh y availed little to stay the de esof the eoxhequer. There now but 20,507 lots of the ecolesiastical unsold, and it is easy to see, as the Ian Liberal newspapers confess with a , that "this resource of the sale of -:-leeIastical properties, of which the past . isatries madese large a use, as it were, Inow exbausted." The past Ministries were ~ef the Bight. The present Ministry of the is determined to exert itself after the . l fashion of poliation, and suppress the '14 0o rations as their predecessors sup the cleriaesl corporations. For it is to assert that the charitable fonnds s in Italy are vested in clerical manage mett. That assertion is made merely to blind the eyes of the ignorant, and to ex dta prejudice against the clergy. The t.' is that nine-tenths of the charitable -lastitutes in Italy are vested in confrater lities of laymen, or managed by local ,malcipal boards. If there has been mis .management or peculation, in the matter of these obarities, the blame attaches to the lay admioistratorS of these funds, and not .bt the clergy who have nothing to say to eabm. If reform be needed in some respects It would be easy to give the local boards power to make improvements or alters ioens. But the Government will not be satiadled with half measures. The confis 'aisll of all this property held in trust for .the pooris demanded in order to benefit the impty exchequer of the State, and the real property of the lay corpbrations must be aood' by auotioa and converted into the paper, whlch in the kingdom of Italy does duty for gold and silver coin. The Gov ernment on the 26th of April issued a de e n ne nominating a commission of Deputies and Advocatea to propose a plan for re aaforming the Charitable Foundations. The preamble to that decree speals of directing these charities to a scope more conformable with the new civilisation and the changed condition of the times," in order to obtain truly and efficaciously the intellectual, .moral, and material improvement of the peorer classes. It talks of"recalling these astitutes to their principles, so far le they do not contrast with the movement -f modern civilisation and the necessities of the population,'by modifying or rear rnging them according to an impartial, n:" lig-htened, and provident spirit of char y It.n The decree itself is- very short. It _ ominates a commission to study and pro Spose those reforms and improvements in the management of public beneficence which are required by exigencies of civil isation, and which are able to secure the patrimony of the poor, and to further a good and circumspect administration of the .aid patrimony. The commission consists of one Senator, ten members of the Cham ,er of Deputies, who are mostly advocates, and two other gentlemen, one of whom is Salso an advocate, the other being a princi pal clerk in the Home Offce. The Sena or Marquis Charles Altierl di Sostegno, has already declined to accept the post. The president of the Commission is Signor Casar Correnti, a Councillor of State. The total sum to be realised by the sale of these charitable foundations is said to be at least twelve hundred millions of france, or nearly fifty millions of pounds English. The institutes, whose lands and rentaare to be sold, include hospitals, almshouses, asylums, and all the chapter and Church funds which have not been already confis dated, besides other charitable donations and bequests of various kinds. Over three hundred French pilgrims ar rived in Turin this week on their way to visit the principal sanctuaries in Italy, and to pay their homage to Pins IX., at the Vatican. General Garibaldi has received from Victor Emmanuel a beautiful table, made in mosaics, worth 300,000 francs. He has had an angry altercation by letter with some noted Republican, named Campa nell., who assures the Oeneral that Repub licanism will maintain itself in Italy with, without, or against Gariba'di. A branch or tection of :,a S-ciety for " Catholic Interests has occupied itNolf with promoting the cbservance in Rome of holy das and Sundays. Count Adolphus Pianciani, the president, has organized a system which bids fair to succeed in ob tarining the co operation of Catholic shop keepers and tradesmen towards checking the profanation of Sundays. The names of all Catholic shopkeepers who close their establishments on Sundays are printed in a volume which is supplied to all members of the Society for Promoting Catholic In terests. This society includes by far the larger number of Catholioc gentlemen in Bpme, and it is understood that no Catho 11i will knowingly give his custom to any of the shops, whose proprietors do not earoll their names in the list of Sunday Tan Cazsemar INsURANCE COMPANY..-The twoaty-svrenth annual etatement of this tImebonored lstitutie•, which we publish in another oolumn, gives 7the stroesa t posble testimony to the emolenry and plpularity of its management. During the twelve -meaths endnlg the 30th alt. the company reoelved. " fe preminms, 535330 49., and though the losses were .-mary, footing up 147,390 85, the net profits, after L " tau stocbholders 10 per cent interest on their Ssey, amount to the bsndeome sum of 65.958 75. Sealsdes the Interest of to per cent oen capital, the r"stees' resolved to pay 90 per cent li osh, afer the SSI e t tu., to the insurers in the company who are etitled to pertlipetion in the divirdend. The ezhiblt of sa its alse very dleterling, showing them to con Sof seerities of a maeet eoxellent charcter, san. with the ecah on hand, 67,3308 04.amonUtng to 6535. 45 T1. With ltt of trstoees selected from amens the eld merehants of oNew Orleans, and two sub expert sae oaorteons geatlemes es President Thos. A. us Bearetary NS V. Ogden, illing the eseenatlive of, aesatlnoaed prosperlty of ld Oesment may be neoddl as assured. A dasirable cottage in Biloxt is offered for at viey low gures to responsible parties. For a nrd on 5h page, and apply to aether S t aias, r to Mr. Jaoob Ott, 494 Cep , ZaewOt55 aorve Jhe boyd wesrs Baselmiaa & Adams have , ..... lahanamenta gha sstu MRIZOO. ITS WONDERFUL RESOUROES. Importases to Leaislasa.ef ltablishlag riseadly Ooumsrcial Zalatlos. The bill introdnoed by Mr. Gibson, of Louisiana, into the House, looking to a re liproclty treaty with Mexico, may strike the inconalderate as inopportane, in view of the political confuslon attending the present Presidential eanvass in Mexico. But those who best know the oondition of Mexico are most sure that this confusion will ore long result in order again; and there can be no question- that the estab lishment of friendly commercial relations with Mexico is of the gravest importance not only to Louisiana but to the whole country. Mexico is one of the very richest coun tries upon the globe in natural resources in minerals, forest products, and the fer tility and versatility of its soil. It has been estimated that it is easily capable of supporting a population as dense as that of China, which, in the eastern portions,is supposed to exceed 800 to the square mile. Yet the actual population of Mexico is only 9 275,000 in a superficies of 725,000 square miles, or less than 13 to the square mile, and it would be infinitely more prosperous were its population ten times as dense. The State of Tamaulipas, which borders on Southern Texas, has only about 140,000 people, or less than 6 to the mile, while in Sonora there are under 2 persons to the mile. In Vera Crnz there are about 25 to the mile; in Yucatan 18, in Guanajuato 70, in Hidalgo 60, and in Tlascala 90. Mexico is waking up to the necessity of encouraging immigration, and a book is just now going through the Mexican Gov ernment press, from the pen of Don Manuel Aspiros, in which the Mexican laws relating to immigration are explain ed, and the attractions and inducements to settlers fully set forth. In a good many other respects our sis ter republic has been considerably shaken up since the French occupation, and in spite of the- chronic diseases of revolation and poverty, can point to substantial evi dences of progress. There are already 10, 000 kilometers (6,200 miles) of telegraph lines in Mexico, with 194 stations and offices, three-eightbs belonging to the state and the remainder to private enterprises. The railroads have 375 miles operating, and much more under contract. In the way of coasting trade Mexico has quite a little navy of her own, her domestic ton nage clearances and entrances for 1873 74 approaching halfa million tons. Railroads will doubtless bring wealth to the country by developing the resources of the interior and enabling the people to buy foreign commodities, and the Government to re model the tariff. As that law now stands, Mexico collects $10,000,000 import duties on a total importation of $29,000,000, and taxes exports very heavily besides. In some respects, however, the Mexican tariff is far more rational than ours, and never knew a Senor Morrill nor a Don Dawes. Live stock, steel-bars, ship masts and an chors, agricultural implements, machinery, rails, coal, shooks, vessels, fruit, guano, maps, seeds and plants, salt, etc, are ad mitted free of duty, and the Mexican tariff now tries to strangle the nascent industry by first cumbering its raw material with vexatious daties and then extending "protection" to its manufactured product. The United States take a little over one-third of the entire exports of Mexico, but sell back less than one-fourth of what Mexico imports. France, on the contrary, sellsmore to Mexico than she buys, and Germany sells five times as much as she buys. In the year 1873 74, Mexico's ex ports included $25.000,000 of bullion, $1, 500,000 of hides, $1,000,000 each of hemp and fine woods. $500.000 of coffee, $400, 000 of vanilla, $200,000 of live animals, and $130,000 of tobacco. The exports of Mex Ico, however, are nothing in comparison with what they should be. A large pro potion of the tierras oalientes is peculiarly adapted to the production of coffee and sugar, of which the world demands more and more every year, as the circle of civilization widens. The mines of pre cions metals would probably be able to quadruple their present yield if worked to full capacity and with imiproved methods. The tobacco crop is capable of being inde finitely increased, and the hemp crop like wise, the latter growing wild. As for the peculiarly indigenous products of Mexico, the commerce of the world would eagerly take much more than it now can get of euch precious commodities as logwood, cochiseal, vanilla, sarsaparilla. jalep-root, cocoa, caoutchouc, gutta percha, indigo, anise- seed, pepper, tortoise shell, resin, and the precious cabinet woods. Cam peche mahogany, once so famous, scarcely comes to market now, but the tree must exist in the interior still The green turtle canning busines of Guaymas might be made to yield as much wealth as the oys ter canning of the Chesapeake, and there are millions in the pineapple crop and the vanilla culture. The rich coffee of Urns pam fetches a dollar a pound from con noisseurs, yet none is in the market; the ciuchonatree could be planted with great profit; in Mazatlan, a native staple of cot ton is produced and sold for 8 to 5 cents per pound ; the frijoles crop is limited only by the demand, and cheese and mescal can be made in quantities. A cargo of sugar from Tialcotalpam is on its way, as we write, to New York. Tuxpan has coal, and here, besidee, the sugar cane produces 5,000 pounds to the acre, corn can be plant ed every month in the year, cotton grows to be a tree, and the vanilla-bean, cedar, mahogany, fustic, sarsaparilla, tobacco, caoutchouc, jalap, anasahuite, coffee, plan talus, pine-apples, oranges, mangoes, etc., are spontaneous products of the incompa rable soil. The vine which produces the vanilla-bean, a true parasite, grows so lux uriantly that, when properly planted and kept free of weedsby meansof the machete, a plantation after the third year yields from *400 to $1,000 per acre. No cultiva tion is needed beyond weed choppino with the machete; the bean I. dried in the sun when plucked, and the curing is not so near dificult as that of tea or tobacco, yet a thousand beans, weighing ten pounds and only as bulky as a dozen bnndles of leaf tobacco, are worth from *130 to *180 on the spot. An aore of bananas, which needs no replanting, will yield from *100 to *125; and pine-apples, planted once in twelve years, produce 4,000 to the acre, worth six oets apiece. The tobacco and the loeq ef Tuaxsa are beth awitneua1 springs In the vislkny predeing petro leum and a qtaBity of aspbal very valual be foro am purposes. . Givetezso peace, more population, and of a lass appreang the necest ftor good roads, and the development of the republic will be aurprisingly rapid. No thing will more effectively saccelerate that development than a well-considered treaty of commercial reciprocity with this country. HOW 'g T" WORLD " WOMRd. From an editorial in a reoent number of the Cincinnati Telegraph we take this ex traet : The world-that is, the great mass of hu man beings who life only for this life- works very hard. It seems to be wiser in its generation thaa.the children of light. It takes no repose day or night; it knows no sabbath of holy rest; it is restless and for getful, and foreverin motion. It counts no day a holiday but thaton which it has add ed to its store of wealth, created some long desired placeof honor, or satisfied its sen snality. It fulfils the problem that there is no rest for the wicked. It is tossed about like a wave of the sea, foaming and thun dering, and finally dashing itself to pieces against a rook. The world goes to work early in the morning, even before the children of God. The bell and the whistle of the locomotive are heard in the twilight, before the church bells have rung their chimes for the Holy Mass. Before the incenseof morning prayer has ascended from Christian hearts, the smoke from many a factory chimney has gone curling up to heaven. before the blessed candles have been lighted upon the altar, for-the morning sacrifice, the red glare from the furnaces of the manufac tories has passed its dingy light through the thick fog. Before the priest of the altar has drained the chalice of Christ's Precious Blood, many an intoxicating draught of sin has passed the lips of the world's votaries. Badness cannot help stealing over the heart of the Christian as, standing on one of the hills which surround our city, be looke down, early in the morning, on the valley beneath. A heavy mist of fog and smoke rests upon the town. A faint hum comes up to his ear, as the huge thing casts off the chains of its restless sleep and arouses itself to the plodding work. Lights move hither and thither, cars start out on their journey over the iron road, or the noise of vehicles (in the streets), and the babel of human voices. Everywhere there is movement, a moving onward. Men's thoughts are busy, their hands are busy, their feet are busy. It is clear enough that the city is not the dwelling place of idlers Every man has a work to do and he seems bent on doing it. And what is all this bustle and movement fort It mustsurely be directed to a mighty end. Go down from your position on the mountain, enter.the street and accost the first man you meet. "Well, friend, why do you seem so anxious, so hurried 9'i" I must needs be about, my business," is the short and quick reply. "And what is the object of your busi sess t" " Why, of course, to advance my self in the world, to make my fortune, to get a great name, to enjoy the good things of life." " And what then t" " Why then I shall be happy." "Are you cer taint Many a man has made his fortune and got a great name, and was just pre paring to enjoy the good things of life, when the fearnal summons came-" Bender an account of thy stewardship, for thou canst be steward no longer-thou must die." Fc'roae' AND TtADwES' IN6UrNUaN COM rAar -We take especlal pleasuenre in directing publio attention to the sanual statement of this young gmiant among the many insurance companies of our city. Distinguished from its veryerganlsation bytheoon spicuona ability of its management, it has oentinued steaely to gain In popular favor, end the exhibit of its affkirs, which we publish in another column, proves that though only in Its tenth year, it is one of the stauncheet companies In the country. That this la by no means an exagerated statement will be seen by the fact that it rectived, daring the year ending April 30th. 66C8,654 82 for premiums. Though its losses wele com paratlvely heavy, and its expennes, by reason of pay. ments to the Eoard of Undoerwriters for new Babcock engines, and to the city and State for Judgments of court affecting all Insurance companies and banks, were extraordinarily l..rgo, the company has declared a semi-annual dividend of 5 per cent, and a cash dividend of 20 per rent to stockholders on their net partialpa ting premiums. The assets or the comf ny amount to the enormous sem of l,305.6t5 40, consisting of oash 378.8:'4 71, bonds, hank stock, bills receivable on pledge, and other securities of the best character. We tender our congratulatione to the eSiclent and courts ous ooere of the Factors', Mr. E. A. Palfrey, Presie. dent, and Thos. F. Walker. eSl., Secretary, upon the splendid success which has crowned their efforts, and which gives the most ample testimony to the eminent ability of their management of the affairs of the com. pany. " What a fall there is, my countrywomen, in the prices of all kinds of dry goods," a lady was heard to exelaim with Joy last Thursday as she came out of Braselman & Adams' store, corner of St. Andrew and Magazine streets. Pic Nics.-Aesoolations, schools or pleasure partlees, wishing to have a pleasant time, can Bad no more desirable place than the Fair Grounds. Besidee attractlons unsurpassed by those of any locality in the eilty. it asurds the addltional advantage of being very easy of access by means of thecarson the Domaine line, owned by the Orleans Raillroad Company, The cars of this Company are etatloned in the cunrve around Clay Sttatne, and go to the grounds by way of Dumaelne and Broad streets. Cars In any number will be fnraished on epptlietion at the etioe, corner Ltharpe and Geutiily Road, or to the President, at No I St. Louis street. If Dom Pedro, Emperor of Brazil, now in or city, ever intended establishing factories i hbli Umpire, he will oertainly give up the idea after Mrs. Dom Pedro heas examined the splendid stock of goods at Levy Brothers'. The loW' praces at whloh all ttleoles are there sold, she will tell her illustrious spounsemakse Lt far meoe economleal for him to makte his purchasbes at the great dry goode emporium, 580 Magazsine street, then to build feetotiee and manufacture them. A NEw 8Uxsa RBOoRT.-Our readers will see with pleasure, by e card on our fifth page, that the Crecent City Railroad Company is now running it ears to the New Orleans Park, a new and beautiful summer resort recently opened In the Sixth Dintrlot. The fare, for the whole distance of six miles, is only dye cents. General reduction in prioes of all dry goods at Barselmean & Adams', corner St. Andrew and Mags. sine strict. Dry goodsa-the mqet superb designs in fab. ris of every deeuoption ever dtpltga L to market .-atUAW·I.sssr'n. tmpsen AV'"352A. The Vienna correspondent of the London Regiter, under date of April 28th, writes: .It is very strang that public opinion is so busy in difscussg the affairs of Austria more than those of other countries; they are, so o speak, a puszzle to our political sad public contemporaries, but ll the efforts made to solve it have proved un fortunate. We live in a time of political Rationalism. People only believe in visible knowledge, in things which are to be meas ured, weighed or counted. A celebrated physician says, be has never been able to discover the soul in any of his sections, quite unconscious that with these words he portrayed the whole spirit of the age. politicians of other countries are always ready in passing jaudgment over Austria, in accusing it of want of energy, in declaring it tattered, and almost unable to exist, simply because it is not always boasting and enumerating its past and future deeds. There is no doubt that Austria is suffering from Liberalism, and that our political physicians do their best to inoculate in our healthy population the modern disease, de sire for progress, although they are not very successful. When we compare our Liberal victories with those of France and Ger many, we must confesm that they are very Inferior productions. The fundamental error from which Austria has suffered since 1848 is that people have imagined them selves able to By before they have learned to walk, and that they have fancied it was the fault of the Government that the gen eral and social conditions are not so " pro gressing" as those of Western and Middle Europe. They wish to imitate Prussia, and to bring it to that degree of civilization from which we are fortunately still free. This restlessness and desire to equal our German neighbors has, however, only taken footing in the larger cities; the population of smaller towns and our country people have remained uncontaminated with this pernicious influence. Our peasantry have survived many a orisis, and must still be prepared for others; but everywhere we find asincereattachment to the dynasty and to the Emperor, and a simple and religious mind. Germany could declare itself happy if it possessed such a loyal peasantry. We may partly say the same of our nobility, although modern ideas and political thee ries have influenced many families; yet,on the whole, Austria does not only possess a loyal peasantry, but an aristocracy in whose heart fidelity to the Monarch and patriot ism are still alive; while in many of the other parts of Germany these elements have almost died out. Most of the country no bility lead a patriarchal family life; the social intercourse with them is pleasant and comfortable, and their conduct to strangers and to their inferiors a model of amiability and modesty. The property and wealth of many of them are immense, and Austria possesses in its aristocracy a reserve fund which will be at its disposal in time of need; for it is, no doubt, ap proaching a crisis in which it will have to count on the aid of its loyal subjects. ThIke Sunday Raid in New York. iN. Y. Sun, Monday I It was a sweeping enforcement of the Sunday law that was audarta'ren yester day by the police of the city. Nearly five hundred dealers in liquors and lager bier were arrested at their placee of business and taken to the courts, some of which were open all day, and one of the: up to a late hour last night. There were three hundred cases brought before the Wash ington Place Police Court alone. The victims were taken from establishments of all c'asses, even from the Hotel Brunswick and other places of the same grade. Some of the liquor dealers resorted to sundry devices to evade the law ; but, in most in stances, with poor success. The parties put under arrest were nearly all let out on ball, or discharged, through the day, or in the course of the evening. The raid was carried out under the orders of the Police Commissioners. It is evident that the application, scope, and bearing of the Sunday laws must be defined with more precision and intelli gence than they have yet been. It will be a difficult business ,., keep permanently closed every Sandi. through the summer the numerous large t~er saloons and gar dens, in which teue of thousands of Ger man-Americans find enjoyment with their families and friends. A cave has recently been discovered in Marion county, Mo , which promises to rival all others in extent and beauty. Large chambers and long and vaulted galleries succeed each other, tleir height varying from 30 to 100 feet. The dropping water has formed the most beautiful stalactites, and the ceiling is studded with decorations of groups of spar in a variety of figures, some resembling stare glistening in the dark roof above. Others resemble crystal pen dants of a great variety of shades and sizes. A pistol fired in one of these vast subter ranean caverns wakes echoes that reverbe rate for a long time, causing a deafening noise. This cave is called the Big Saltpetre Cave. In one place a transparent sheet of limestone extends from ceiling to floor like a curtain. In another apartment is a sub terranean river that Lows through the cave. In still another room is a bottomless pit, whose interior has never been exploded. In fact, the wonders of this cave seem never to end. THE CRATmR LsMe IN OnrEOo.-Thie celebrated natural curiosity is a large lake situated deep down in the bottom of an immense chasm, with perfectly perpendi calar smooth walls. The lake has no shore or beach, the high volcanic walls of rock rising vertically out of the water. The lake is thirty miles in circumference; it has no outlet, and its surrounding walls are over 1,100 feet high, so that it is im possible to reach the surface of the water. It presents a scene of weird and wild mag nilicence, and is a place held in great religious reverence by the Indians. Whence this vast body of water comes, or where it empties itself, is a matter of mys tery. To his honor and, we hope, to his profit also, 1 be it said that while sacting in the capoality of clerk at Mr. Lichole Burke', popular groery, at Dryades Market. Mr. Adolph Flok, more familiarly known as "Adolph," made hosts of friends by his courtees and promptitude In all business transactlons. Having acquired valuable experience in the trade, and taved up a handsome little pile of money. Adolph ha started on his own hook, and in hise behalf we beg his msay old friends to remember that by calling at his elegant store, oorner llilty Read and Dryades set they will get the best of geeeries at the lowe eof prices. He has s a steok . wles -- - ml aeU , eas will telver SUSmSaUm *umwyqs COMSZCBATION OF TERE BSeOP O. FEBNS. The Enniscorthy cortespondent of the Cork Examiner, under date of Sanday, May 7tbh, says : To-day, in the Cathedral at Enniscorthy, the Most Rev. Dr. Warren was solemnly consecrated by the Cardinal Archbishop to the Bishoprio of Ferns, in sucoeealon to the late Most Rev. Dr. Furlong. His lordship was born in the neighborhood of Ennia eorthy, and has been about twenty-one years on the mission. Until 1866, a period of about eleven years, he was curate in Enniscothy, and he then was appointed an perior of the Mission House there, which was founded by the late Bishop, and he filled that position until the present time. The Cathedral in which the consecration took place is a lofty, spacious building, of great external architectural beauty, but inside rather destitute of ornamentation. At ten o'clock this morning, when the ceremonies commenced, the nave, aisles, and side chapels were thronged with the large congregation, and the seats were al most inconveniently crowded. ThB clergy of the diocese, in their white surplices, filled the stalls, and among them, breaking up the monotony of the color, were here and there the brown habit of the Francis can friar or the black of the Augustinian, with two members of the Redemptorist community, distinguished by their high white collars. Oa the throne at the Gospel aide sat the venerable Cardinal who rules the Irish Church. At first he was clothed in a Cardinal's scarlet robes, but after some private devotions he was invested by his attendant chaplains with white episcopal vestments-the white gloves, a jewelled mitre, and the ancient archiepsecopal pal lium. The Cardinal being robed took his seat on a faldetool with his back to the altar. The bishop elect in episcopal vest ments, baut wearing as yet so mitre, was then brought into the sanctuary by the as sistant bishop, the Most Rev. Dr. Lynch, Cdadjutor Bishop of Kildare, and the Most Rev. Dr. Moran, Bishop of Ossory, who wore the plain white mitre;, Hsavig taken their seats on stools facing the Cardinal, the solemn, highly symbolical ceremony commenced. The Most Bev. Dr. Lynch having made the petition prescribed by the Ritual, that the consecrating prelate should raise the bishop-elect to the episcopal charge, the Very Rev. Dean Kirwan read the episcopal commission, and the bishop elect took the oath of obedience to the Holy See-an oath whose origin dates back many centuries, and- which is rather car ious in its nature. The examination, of course, in Latin, by the consecrating pre late of the bishop elect, touching artinles of faith and discipline followed. When that had-been conceuded, the bishop-elect proceeded to his own altar in a side chapel and read the office of the Mass to the last verse of the Tract, the Cardinal doing the same at the High Altar. The bishop elect was again brought into the sanctuary, and the consecrating .and anointing with the holy oils was pertormed and the consecra ting prelate gave the pastoral staff, the ring and the Book of the Gospels to the now consecrated bishop. The Mass was read as far as the Olftrtory, and then the new bishop, coming in from his chapel with the assistant bishop, knelt before his con secrator and made him an offering of two lighted torches, two loaves, and two small gilt barrels of wine. The offering having been accepted, the conesecrting prelate went up to the altar and proceeded with the reading of the Mass, while the new bishop, standing at the epistle corner of the same altar with his missal before him, said andr did the same. As the Consecration Meaa was then finished, the bishop having assumed the mi're, and accompanied by the assistant bishops, proceeded down the church, bleasing for the first time the con gregations over which he is to have episco pal charge. After the return to the altar the ceremonies, which had lasted about three hours, conclnded with the singing of some versicles prescribed by the Ritual. Gas. Moser's Wrza.-The following obitu ary appeared in the last number of the Louis ville Catholic Adroeate : The many friends and acquaintances of LMrs. Pauline Mosby will be shocked by the an nouncement of her death which occurred at her residence in Staunton, VA., on the 10th inst. She died of pulmonary caunsmption. Mrs. Mosby was the eldest daughter of the lamented Beverly L Clarke. of Kentucky. She was educated at old St. Mary's Academy, in Nashville, Tenn., where she won t'e lasting love and admiration of the good Sisters and the entire sohool, and through life has ever been noted for her piety and intelligence. In 1856 she was married to John S. Mosby of Virginia, who afterwards distinguished him self as a Confederate offioer in the rear of the Federal army. The marriage coremony was performed in Nashville, Tenn, by Rev. Ivo obhaobt, of happy memory. As an instanee of Mrs. Moeby's perseverence, when the war ended in Virginia she was unwilling for her husband to surrender until she could first see President Johnson, and obtain from him a guarantee of his safety. The President, al though a warm personal friend of her father, gave her poor comfort; but a woman of such spirit was not to be baled, and by her tact obtained for him a pass to Gen. Grant's head quarters. The General treated her with the otmost kindness and gave all the protection necessary for the safety of her husband. Hence the amicable relations between President Grant and Col. Mosby. She leaves a family of six children, all well instructed in the Catholio religion, besides she has been the instrument in the hands of GOd for oonverting a great many-incloding the sisters of Col. Moaby, two of whom have attached themselves to religious orders. The Terrnal d'Anvers publishes a curious fact which proves that Berlin, the city which boasts of being a centre of civiliza tion, is, in an educational sense, in an in ferior position to Antwerp, which the Prussian papers love to call " a centre of clerical ignorance and reaction. Thepopu lation of Antwerp is 147,000, and it has 13, 500 children frequenting public or private schools. Berlin, with 900,000 inhabitants, has only 64,870 scholars of both sexes in its schools or one-sixth less in comparison than Antwerp ADVERTISING RATES OF THE "STAR."'. One Two Three Is i one Two.... ...........-- - le / o ss s o Three................. - - a s a 4 I - Ieear.................-. IS - [1 a pi rive.................. Is 3 S 5 l s I u Three------- -- -ise 10 aqure Thirty .......... - - iso leoe soeo 480 -rauslet Advertiaseraata. .1 50 per squar sas is. si te at speeal rates. oa"~·r~Lltr The pek has plald with ata oenarring in saametail er eimmeelt movement I the geanal market hba moderate degree o anlmatle, with thea mosey, beth in beak sad ae as siseet, ha Gold has afotuated salUatli, In sympathy market at New Terk, ead elses toe.d* a . than on last riday. A fair basisesa has Silver I new quoted entirely nomienal. change followed the ecuree of Gold at New T was quoted at the elose today at aboat Ias quotations. Owing to the moderate movemat ton the movement has been rather mited a Tg ngs of New Yorkilght bhave hem h lbes, sa - met by a pretty fair demand the markt has slightly for commereIal. Seoarittie bhve ashow degree of animation. Nore anttvity has eea In stoceeks. State consols have bem lea soursa little lower, while City Premium issues have irregular rates, but close today steadya ,l Nothing bas been reported In old six per eat solidated, but they are held at about 45. wbhi improvement lessuee continue entirely onomin, Under depressing intelligence from LI New York, Cotton has exhibited but a modera of animation, the week's sales summing up only 13,950 bales at irregular and lower prim Saturday the market advanced to for low and to for Ordinary, closlng stsdy bat oa to of the improverlent not enly on Low Ordinary, but on all other grade also, olatag irregnlar; Tuesday It continued dull and closed oe lower on all grades i Wednesday it unchanged price., loesing steadiers Thumrday lower for Good Ordinary, Low Middling sad and &o for Good Middling, plosing easy. The visible supply, as made by the New York Commercial Chronicle of lat rihlday, was bales against 9,815,339 last year-deerease 3s,0 Watts & Co's Liverpool Cotton Oireular, of says the demand for cotton has contnued very and not sumclent to absorb the quantity sale, and hence priceso have ruled in favor df The further decline telegraphed from. Literpoo the week has, no doubt, been due to farther of saleson the market. The steck of eotsea English spinners on the 5th was aestmatedIs bales, against 933.000 last year and 938,o t a before. In consequence of eunvorable crop and a good demand and advanlongprloea led Tobaccohas been stronger here, and the sales t been cosummnted bhare mostly been at fa!l in some inetances at a slight advance, but the however, ii not been sufficient to require any in our quotations. Sugar and Molusses have en quiet and nuonhanged, and little movement is until June. Flour has continued firm at uns prices and is only In moderate request for the local trade, and has been without any new to notice except the arrival of a hbatt.sek of Floe to the Merchants' Exchange from Todd'es illr County, Texas, made from wheat ralsed this year State. Last week's advanoe.in Coranmel has as maintained and the market now rules folly bushel lower. Grain and Feed have been mi active but without any marked feature to notto, si.ne large sales of lBlk Corn io lower than hlai The market is now bare, and arrivals are held Owing to discoureging Western advnoes, have been quiet and weak, with a few sales att decline from last week's quotations FiNclal. -Quotatlions-Bzeptlonsl paper 8 to cent per annum; Al do. 9 to 10; second grade first class mortgage do. to 10 per cent per a nd grao do. - to -; Gold 11 to 113; meri Ioo to 10l currency; Mexican do. dollUar tel tou }" renoy ; Commercial Sterling 5471 to 548, hank 11 551 ; te bank checking rate on New Y pok per premium, and commerctal eight ast to 31 p Ger col unlum. CosN- Moderately active, so lowerthan morning for trdinary. tloforeood Ordnar. dMing and Middling, and to for Good Middling. receipts 7T.5 bal.s. Exports 18,e46 d sad Stock In Presses 9 d 4& Quotations--Low Ordinary 71; Good Ordes y t 9; Low Mid Middling lii Good do ng il. The telegrams mase the receipts at sw Oris-a tember let, 1..s6.,et bales, aaont 70,100 last creaee4 4I4,9i bales. Beeoapts atallports, 4,061 against 3,371,000 las ye8ar-t reaeu ce at ai port, 434.390 bales, against 6,44 lie incoreaes 1.98 Exports from all ports 3,416,1 aganet',9J1.,677-inoreess 45,930 . La Tonoco--In good demand and firm. sale ,eeo hhds. Quotations-]hroedand Fsetu nominal; Low Lugi S to Goodd o oto 7 -t toO9; Medium Le I0 to I Good Ls l bine Lea 13 to t; Seloections tij os o 1 1 id. S6 ri ,u acrt ToAooo.--Extralineo7to 6510 7(; line Medium Ian to 65; Good Medinm9 Common Sound 4I to 10; Bright quarisot mon Medium 45 to So; Bright Na 4s andl s, 1 Black sweet 46 to SloI; o. 1, 56 1an 0 Black s to bdc; Navy lbe S tO ISo; Navy 3da 46 51o ; styles. Siaturs iLef Twst Package 560o86. LOUIllANA bLAoL--Common 71o per pouond Fully Fair o ra; Prime 80; Yellow Clarified 9oor LOU:i1ANA MOLase .-Common 38 to 41 0 FaILr 45 to 40c; Pieme 10 to Ito; Striloy Prfi e Choioe 55 to 570. t-Futo SuoAns.T1rusbed, Powdered end - late.d --to ltl per 10; Best Loa --to i1 , tioLDtN 5 UP.-At whleale, - to rcoe per tlic.--Louisiana, No. 2, 2 to 31t per Ib; omo to 4*; Ordinary 4t to 1o. cur l* to Sjo; Good 5J Prtie fi to 61; LunolOe to. lFeoud-superfine 63 "5 per bbl ; Double E.zr to - ; Low Treble Extra $4 75 to --; UOid TrOes 525 03 6 5 50; Choice Treble Extra 5 75 to 6 I; and to 7 51 for Choice Family Extra. COa-MtAL-tuliet. Jobbing at 3 3 5 per bbl. saling at I. 00. Coo , IN SAcn-WimLte Mixed - t63o per" Yellow Mixed 64 to 0.0; Choice Yellow 7 and 65. OAT--Ordinary - to 35c; St. Lousle 40 to --; 43 to --o. BoN--Cholce -- to 00 per 100 lbT ia--roinary 6-- to 62!9 UO par ton; Prime ". 21 W0. and Choice o- to U4 00. Pona--MemsJobblog ate- 1o 2 CO per bbl. Bacon-Shoulder, Jobbing at 8Si per Ib; Cio Sidee 11jc, and Clear ides 11. Dgr bALTCD MnAT---houlderajobbing St; Clost Sidee lltc; Clear Side l11 to 10. SUOAl-CUOSD HNAs-Ctoie 13 to 13t per lb, 41 ing to ~se. LAo-T-ierce Befined lobbing at 131 to1 Itolp KegB -to 14Io. nxrA/a T BAcoN-Dull at 131 to 140 per lb. Brr--Futon Mtarket ll 50 to l per bbl; Tae to 1t1 5, Western 69 to 10 u0. BTrn-Cholioe New York Goahen 33 to 350 Medium 28 to 30o ; Inferior - to-o ;Choie w 24 to 6o60 Medium 29 1o t0; Inferior - to 150 1-4 Crsma--Cholie Western I to tO; New Y4 - F-no--akaerel, extra No.1, bbl, h9,41 tbti, bble, t--; Kt0tel+0e; No. I bbl.,. 614 40 I 9 6o400; K~its, lI ; to.3.Lr bb , 115 00; td - do, 6375; Kits, 10J. Codfish Drums,$-; *errings, --- per box. . .k Ous--Lineoed Ol--Braw ,68 to 710, Retusdo per gallon. tefnedCoal 4311--7 to 19o Inb h = 36 per gallon. Lard O -li to 1061 13 per gall-:. toroli --to 3l per lb. Cotton Seed oil-4ltt" Refined 73 to 750 per gdl. lS.ALT--leaerl' rates: toeaea, Olo tolt per St 25 toll 35. Turk's·land.7t0o1 50pe.r trw bag. Pockets' Table Salt, tI toO) 6acoodin0 . is SOP--Western, 'I to Scpr lb1 German 00-". Magnolt, 5; xxx Palm, 7; Casttle, 100. 0Tan C(anDInta-DnU i &t 141 tO 144 per lbI YglsT PowoDa-liS to 16 for quarter box1, for medium per gros s, BieoUla. co; Frenoh B Atecutta, 50; filo_ul Blutterdo, Ic; Boeton do, 5; Wine do, 8o; 8So Plo Slo do, o; Water do. 4)0. 6Ou -Job loue; Ordiny ;e tol19 eur1,B 51to0--c; Good lto --o; Prime 1 1to 1 . . 'a--Job lot-Imperal 3o t t on so pe powder 450 t1 1 30; yson 30o to 1 0;, ret86 40o to11 15; Ooloung 1 to019 BRaIsns --to 1 8; . Besna 1 ..r-E5 Citron, 250 perib; Currsnut, --1o04; .3.-e't5 not -- to-c per ib1 LouisianartaneeS Povy-LnT--Lulslana Cickonens 641 to in;3- w Young 6 00-t1 3 10; D]uck p3 00 to-; O5 . to , Turey s - - tolW. Euo--Weetenn 101to0 lo per doses; L 3 . toe SI to 0 Su our Xrontg aS e6 to ---, Ne theen-- to .llelm n,