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IV ISZMD xVZRTY sUInDAY MORNItG. IfrW OLSLAIf S ,, L'a.. SEB t'oTEUilt 311 N 6. CL NDA E OF TEtl WXE. tb Itayr..... Sept I'- Il,,r:teenth iuale.a lafter tPent-ae r eont. - Fealt f lthe Holy Na·lt of ary. ladaqy .... st. i l--it. Th ,d oraL. a'r.ltn rt. . tard-a y.. -,pt. i--St. Leat..e, Matilr. PI W daast day.. S,' t I:1---st. A Iest., Ptrlesat. S otr ey. -.. it 14e-i-tat of t tI Erxalttion of the at lily C('ona. pthit a ..... . !', -o t Nrorn , r.tm d1'riernt Snl tatyrt. bi isUema-....i" It Ji--sit FiKthrT.ld,. Vigit aend Martyr. Twenty-one of the thirty-eight States elect Governors thit fall. or )Daring thle mnouth i f July the Grotto of ar Lourd's was A isited by 1J 10 t10 pilgrims. tt before the canvass it over ther.t will be five epublican ex-Governors fronm different Sates ae S tomping Indiana for Tilden and IHendricks. C S he largest lanterin tever rade wil soon he cr l e nroeted at Galley-head, on the coast of Cork. or l It will oonu IGn 100 feet of gas per hour, and l e the flashing light will be visible through the B fogs. The power of the light will be equal to Cc ' ,O00,cJ(C oanC~lei. th The Neapolitan journals aiiliiiiitce that his a Eminence, the Calrdinal Archbi opi of Naples, er bha just interdioted, frot all ecclesiastical m functions in his dicese, Mgr. di Giacomn, the el, Sfallen bishop, who has st itiptt to accept the pc office of Senator in the Italian 'Parliament w. John Chiddy lust lir life in rcloling a stone fo out of the way of all English railroad train, thus averting a great ihsaster. P'raise of the li deed was generfal et ai appeal for money oi to save his family from wantt resulted in raising N only about £t, the railroad compatny giving tl nothing. ct DeI'.lClru..S-Thu t. 1ev. Disholst, recently in session in New Orleans, have all left or are oc about to leave the city. Bishop Elder, of Nat- ai chez, and Bishop Dubuis, of G(slveston, left p lost Thursday; Iishop Fitzgerald of Little n Rock, and Bishop Manuay, of Ilrownaville, left a on Friday, and BIishop Pellicer, of San Antonio, n leaves to-day, Sunday. The Republicans are delighted because in o the election in Vermont last Tuesday, their candidates were elected by 25,000 majority. p Yet Vermont has always been Republican by a c majority as largo if not larger. In 1ee0i their I majority was '0 it; in 1-4 it was 29,l0; t; in I -, 1P- t'01; and in 1 r!, 20:001; making an average of :7,0ilu. Last Friday, Siptoubilr -, Icasct of the Na tivity of the ilessned 'irg:ni Mary, and the sooond anniversary of I aihthr I llya' death, e St. Alplonens Ladies' San:cti irt Society had a v High Mass celebrated in St. Alllousan Church for the replose of his soul. '1 nlie ilding was crowded by the oll patlihionuers and friends of the deceased, a very largi number of wheom re ceived Holy Communn ion. Although the positlon of it naval officer of the watch is in the piresnt age iulost responiDi- t ble, as a slight mistake or los, of nerve in a I critical mlolent lmay nainld nillions of money e and thousands of lives ti the bottom of the sea, it is nevertheless an ecxtraordinary fact that British naval ti ic:s aren not relquired to pass an exisnilationl even in the leading fen tures of Ildet iia-naIiivrrug and tactics. UosusUI t EAcA I el Y, l AI.1I- iiN.-We invite attention, etspecially that of our Texas patrons, t0 the card of the oather Superior of the Ur snline Academty, (Gallvestont, which is published on our fifth page. The Conveunt htas been tho roughly repaired anilt everyt arrangement has been made to ensure the health and comfort of the pupils. Classes were resuamed on the 4th inst., but pupils will be received at any time during the year. Pinchbback ha, received the price fixed for his services to be rendered in the Hlayes and Wheeler campaign, by drawing full pay for all the time he was claiming a seat in the Senate of the United States, to which he aspired with about as much right as he might have done to the throne of the Sultan of Turkey. On the 215th of August he was paid from the contin gent fond of the Senate ~1(; ,i;t.; l, every dime of which was barefaced pluntder. Our enterprising young frienrd, A. P. Har rington, Eeq , sends us a few sanleslo, of the choice stock of monthly nmagazines, and weekly and daily papers he has on hand at his elegant store, No. 11 Canal street, under the Crescent Hall. Mr. Hlarrington is always wide-awake to the wants of the community, and is among the first to receive the leading Northern papers, such as the Ilrraltd, Wllorld, 'i, Iish 11orld, etc. Give him a call when you wish to be sure to receive an early crpy of any paper. FlO'l 1t TIE 1ulh.Y SI LE N n F MA:Y, IN At. OLtus.--To-day is tlhe patrot.al feast of the beautiful church in Algiers tindler the care of the Marist Fathers. Blessrd ulnder the in vocation of the lily Name of Mary, every re currence of the feast of that Hlliy Name wit noUses the most tender devotio oin tile lpart of both clergy and parishioniets atiil their most strennous uexertions to adorn and embellish the the really umagnificent structure which their faith and piety have ereoted as the chief glory of Algiers. 1)evoteesn of that 1Ioly Namue will be gratitied by poarticipaAing in the celebration. CoNnrFtttAtrus - Itt. ie-. Itisohp I)ubuis, of Galvestsn, who has so zealously performed many of the Episcopal founctions of our own vonerable Archbishop during his absMence, has recently administered Contuirmation in a nunm ber of our interior parishes. At thie Church of Assumption under the curacy of Rev. Father Blouchet, 0t persons were confirmcd by him on Sunday, the 20th of August, nult. In Paiuncourt ville 131,were confirmed on the21st. On the 14th His Lordship administered the holy sacrament to 162 applicants in the pariah church of Aba dieville, besides 1.more in the Convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. At Thibodeaux on Sunday, the 27th, he confirmed 02 persons, and 11 more at Kennerrille on last Sunday, the 3rd lust. A United South. thb Northern Radical orators are working en desperately to make a point on what they call " the United South " and the danger that the government of the country will th' fall into the hands of a Rebel Congress. Mr. fo Wheeler, Republican candidate for Vice W( President, was one of the first to start this to absurdity, thereby proving both his own De bad faith and the dire extremes to which in his party is driven. by The assumption Is that, because South- Re ern Representatives are Democrats, they anr are rebels; that because they are not sub- by missive to the Republican party, they are "o not loyal to the Government. This is as cl much as to claim that the Republican party Re alone is loyal and is, indeed, the natioh. th' Conceded that the South is unitedly Demo- foi cratic, is it, therefore, Rebel ? Certainly not, me unless the loyalty of Northern Democrats no be also doubtful. But, say Wheeler and am Boutwell, Morton and Butler, you send lei Confederate soldiers to Congress. Would ga those gentlemen have us send only boys or wi aged men. Do they not know that, wheth- cli er willingly or unwillingly, every white gr male in the South between the ages of be eighteen and forty five was or was sup- th posed to be In the Confederate army. Of whom, then, have we to choose,, except former Confederate soldiers? But, say Wheeler s Co., the South is so- m lidly Democratic, it is a United South, and m must, therefore, be united against the th North. The South is united, but it is against er the Republican party, not the North. It is D certainly not united against the Northern re Democrats. It is united against a system of plunder which is ruining it. Is there la anything strange in that? Is there any as t proof of disloyalty there? It is united, of s not as against the Federal Government, but ve t against negro misrule and carpet-bag ti usurpation, and in that no fair minded man PI can find anything suspicious or savoring w of disloyalty. y4 r And as to Southern control. Sup- w posing the South to be unitedly Demo m a cratic, how can that fact give it control in tl r National affairs? It may result in giving ci the Democratic party control, but the tl Kl Democratic party is not the South. The le Southern vote in either House of Congress g i. is an unimportant minority as against the si e Northern vote, and if sectional measures s, specially and unjustly favoring the South 'I a were introduced, Northern Democrats g h would certainly not sustain them. Thouen, tl is again, the Democratic candidate for I'resi- p 'f dent is a Northern man, which of itself pro- Il U tects the Noith against any attempt to run v' the government in Southern interests. ii ,f The true meaning of this objection is, u i- that Southern Members being bona fide c a Representatives will be true to the inter- I sy ests of their section, and that they will Ii re struggle manfully against all legislation I: it concocted especially for the despoiling of ti to their constituents. This does not suit Messrs ti Wheeler a& Co., who prefer to have an imn- f, perial Northern corporation growing rich L to on the spoils of fertile Southern provinces, 7 n, plundered under the guise of sectional a r- legislation. Happily the great Democratic ii 9d party of the North understands that such e Sacourse is not only ungenerous and unjust t as but of wretchedly bad policy. It knows v th that it is an abandonment of the origi- a 1e nal principle of equal union and a contemp- c tuous disregard of that prophetic legend, " United we stand, divided we fall." It e or foreees that an empire bloated with ill got- c ten wealth will be the ready prey of disease to and decay, while a down-trodden people, a th instead of being brethren of their oppres to sors, will but await the first favorable op- I be portunity of freedom and revenge. n ne Campaign Doings. r Oar good city is alive with political ani he mation and exertion. We can hardly be ly lieve that any previous election ever saw nt half the number of clubs formed that are mt now in full blast. And hard as are the Ie times, their expenses are incurred on a ug scale not at all niggardly. Handsome uni r", forms, torch -lights and good music are tnet at every turn of an evening. It would secen as though every yoong man in the city considered himself bound to enroll him 'i- acif in soume euch organization under pen he alty of being a nobody. re Sonme of our friendo have been kind Senoiugh to commIunicate to us interesting re- items in relation to certain of these clubs, i ofincluding the roll of their offticers, and we ot were greatly temtpted to make items of the them, but on rt riection we found that it air would not do. To aelrct a few for notice mry would be disreslpectful to the others and to sill do justice to all would requlnire a force of on. reporters and an expansion ot space not at our control. nod As much tempted, therefore, as we are, to w speak of the vim and earnestness of parti has cular organisations that have attracted our in- admiration, we can approach the subject. in Sof general terms only. That we do with the her greatest pleasure and with heartfelt eatis on faction at the nunirersal interest so plainly ort- indicated. It is manifest that the need of th self government is duly appreciated and ba- gallantly worked for by our people. Ruin the and decay have so plainly stalked in the At track of irresponsible government, that e every man, capitalist or laborer, tax payer last or tax-free, white or black, can see the ne cessity for a change. They see it so plainly that they are earnest in seeking it, they are 1 enthusiastic, even. Decidedly the beat move of the season is that of inviting colored Democrats to join the white clubs, instead of having them O form auxiliary clubs. There is an im so mense presesure of a social nature brought D to bear on colored voters, against any ol Democratic afliation. They are tabooed a' in their churches and meetings, threatened w by negro bullies and scorned by feminine gi Republicanism. Many of our colored men are able to look beyond the dictation of hypocritical preachers, who are really nothing but political pimps. There are ci clear headed blacks, who despise these , Reverend politicians and who judge for ti themselves and their race, that it is time tl for honesty to rule instead of theft. These ti men are not to be deterred by church de- t` nunciation or social exclusion, but they ci are not all men of muscular youth and vio ti lent natures. They are not willing to en- v gage in actual war with armed ruffians white and black. Membership in white clubs obviates all that, and whatever pro- A gress it may make in the city, it will pro c bably carry the State Democratic by thirty f, thousand majority. Democratic Gains In Vermont. 1 At the moment of this writing, it is esti mated that the Republican majority in Ver- p mont is 25,000. This is a gain of 5000 over their majority at the last election for Gov- a ernor. At first glance it is hard to see a n Democratic triumph in this, but a moment's li reflection will make it clear. d The vote this year is much faller than at last election, and, if both sides are relatively ' as strong now as then, the increased vote of each would be in proportion to the vote then cast. Thus, if the Democratic vote then was one half as much as the Re publican vote, the same relative strength a would require it to be exactly one half this e year also. Therefore, the Republican gain s would have to be twice as much as the De 1 mocratic gain to keep thir relative strength a the same. It is clear that, if the Republi- C cans are in a majority in Vermont and if 1 the general vote is fuller this year than .at last election their majority will have to be greater now than it was then to show thI eame relative strength. 1 liBt this is very far from being the case. The last returos up to this moment do not give the totals as compared with those of the preceding election, but a previous die- 1 patch gave figures from which we computed that the Republican gain, in the towns given, was 410 per cent, wlile the Democratic gain in the seame towns was" 7G per cent. Here was an inuouse relative gain by the Demo crate, yet the -li' per cent of the former Repubhlcan vote amounted to a much larger figure tlan tihe 7i; per cent of the former i 1 Democratic vote and, therefore, increased the previous majority. It is plain, however, that this is really a Democratic advance, for with the same ratio of Repubhlican and Democratic gains every where, say 1(4 to 71;, Democracy would sweep the country almost without a contest. Take a State, for instance, of 20()0,t)O votes, which at last election stood 100,000 for each party, at the rate of gains made in Vermont, it 1 would now give the Republicans 140,000 and the Democrats 176,000, a clear Demo cratic majority of 36,000. We may therefore regard the Vermont t election as a splendid triumph of Demo . cratic progress. If it may be taken as any , indication of the relative gains to be made elsewhere, it shows the existence of a spirit which will give Tilden an almost unani mous electoral vote. Catholic Total Abstinence Society Items. The New Orleans Catholic Total Abstinence Association meets this evening at 6:10 o'clock in the MoRaIoG STAR hall. St. Theresa's Society will meet to-day at 7 o'clock P. at. in St. Theresa's hall. The regular monthly meeting of St. Alphon se en Society last Sunday evening was well at e tended. Rev. Father Neithart, C.SS R., Spir a itual Director, was present after an absence of - six months in Mississippi, and addressed the ýt meeting. Mr. D. P. Mahoney having tendered d his resignation as Marshal, John Mullane, Esq., e was unanimously elected to fill the vacancy. -. Mr. Mahoney, though retiring from the board . of ofticers of which he was always an eftioient member, has not dissolved his connection with d the Society of which he was one of the found ers. In Mr. Mullane Mr. Mahoney has found a worthy successor,--one that will look well to ' the interests both of the office he fills and of e the Society. f Nw SocIrY- IN MoNToommner-Rev. D. it Savage, the zealousne pastor of the flourishing :e Church at Montgomery, organized a Total Ab to stinence Society on Sunday, Aug. 27th. The of fllowing well kuown citizens were elected t oftloere: Geeo. Johnston, President; M. B. Gtraham, Vice-President; Wm. Dowe, Secre to tary; M.* Carroll, Financial Secretary; Paul i Sanguinette, Treasurer; Ed. Farley, Marshal and John Carroll, Sergeant-at-Arms. The 80o in ciety has already a membership of fifty and under the control of Father Savage as Spirit e nal Director, will no doubt exercise a power Sful influenoe for good in the beautiful city of ly Montgomery. of - - d Of the eleven Pruassian Catholic diocesea in only the four of Ermland, Culm, Osnabrook and Limbnrg are still administered in a rego ie lar way. Those of Fnlds and Treves have lost at their Bibshops through death; the lishops of er Brealan, Paderborn, Muonster and Cologne have e- been deposed and the Bishop of Hildesheim ly has left the country. BIlming ad Openinag of St. Alponamsus' Orphaa Asyrlum. FATHER DUFFY8 MHONUMENT. Rev. John B. Daffy, of the Redemptorist 1' Order, spent twenty-four years of his self- h sacrificing life on the mission in this city. n During this time he ministered to the victims a of three yellow fever epidemics-1853, 1858 n and 1567. The sad legacy of thosa fatal years, ti was an army of orphans which, added to the n great number always to be found in a large ti city under ordinary circumstances, gave the d stricken people of our Crescent City a large field for their limitless benevolence. P Father Duffy, like the other priests of the 0 city, did his part in providing for the little b waife, often in fulfllment of promises made C to their widowed and dying mothers. Many of ' them had the fever, daring the prevalence of t' the scourgo, and were the objects of good Fa- a thor Daflfy's particular care; and our physi- ii ciar a and the members of the Howard Associa- a tion who met him in most of the houses they B visited in the upper part of the city, were edi- t' flad by his untiring devotion to the sick. J Like his Divine Master-like the most zsal- t ous Doctor and Founder of his Order, St. n Alphonsus-Father Daffy was very food of t children ; the little things prostrated by the P fever were his pete. Like Gerald Griflia's 1 " Sister of Charity," he was often found s ' Beuuing over each plagun-tainted face." a ]lundreds of these little sufferers owe their I lives to this humble and holy son of St. Al- I: pbousus, for his friends the physicians, to their I credit be it spoken, literally obeyed his em- g phatic, "DJctor, I want you to do all you pos- d sibly can to save this boy," by losing much needed sleep and rest, in order to visit their c little patients, particularly in the crisis of the p disease. ii To provide for the large number of orphans c whose parents were carried off by the epidemic c was a heavy burden to Father Duffy and the 1 priests of the city, owing to the want of Ca tholio asylums. None knew the want of an. other orphan asylum better than this " Father of the Orphans." It was the aim, object and , ambition of his life since 1I58 to build an orphan asylum in connection with St. Alphon- , sus Church, somewhere in the Fourth District. , The war, his failing health, and other ciroum- e stances beyond his control, prevented him from carrying out his plans. He died, September a, I 1-47 1, with the greatest want of his parish un supplied, the desire of his heart ungratified. I'te pressing necssiity existing, and every t month increasing, and their eagerness to carry out the late Father Dufiy's wishes, compelled the Redemptorist Fathers, in spite of resources I curtailed by the general depression of the times, to commence the erection of an asylum, lby laying the corner-stone on Sunday, Septem ber i9, 1-75. The bunildings are now finished. Tliey occupy a sq i-are of ground bounded by t 'Washington, Sc. Patrick, St. David and Fourth streets, a nice suburban location. St. Alphinsus Orphan Asylum will be blessed at -::I . Ma this evening (Sunday, September 1J, lt76 ) There will be no procession, but all the Catholics of the city ate invited to be present on the grounds. A short disconree will be delivered and a collection will be taken up. It is not generally known that the Sisters of Mercy have maintained seventy orphans at , their Convent, on St. Andrew street, near I Magazine, fur years ; fifty of these children will take up their residence in the asylum to day, the others will follow in a abort time. A detachment of the Sisters of Mercy will have charge of the institution, under the super vision of the Superioress of St. Alphonsus Con vent, Rev. Mother Mary Austin. t The good Sisters have worked all the past week preparing the building for occupation, - but they open the asylum with a meagre sup ply of furniture and other articles of prime t necessity. Donations can be sent to the asy lum, on Washington street, opposite the coeme r tery, or vehicles will be sent for thenm, if the a donors will leave directions at the Convent of t Mercy, St. Andrew street, near Magazine. They want everything-tables, chairs, ben ches, bedding, bolts of cotton, flannel and jeans, with sewing machines to make clothes for the children. There is also a great lack of kitchen furniture. e The many friends of Father Daffy are en n gaged in all branches of trade: if each would give, according to his means, something to 7 wards fitting out the asylum, in kind, some articles of his stock-hardware, dry goods, i. provisions, shoes, feed, etc., it would soon be t- well furnished. It is not too much to ask the friendsof Father ,f Daffy to do this, for, as the inscription on the corner-stone reads, " In memory of Rev. John d B Doflly, C. 88. R ," the asylum is a monument to his memory, and it is the duty of all who knew and loved him in life to make it a monu ment in every respect worthy of him. It Perhaps Masoaohusetts people are the best ,h and fairest after all. One of the most notable 1- features of the campaign is what is called a the "Tilden revival," in B1rkshebire county of to that State. This county is on the State line of between New York and Massachusetts, and the Berkshire people know Mr. Tilden well. Many U. influential Republicans have declared their in g tention to vote for himn, and in Pitttsfield, the b- county seat, where Mr. Tilden is universally me respected, he is especially strong among the Rd tepublicans. North Adams shows a list of ex B. collent names that will be cast with the bal e- lots for Uncle Samuel. Says a letter in the ul Springfield Republican: S " Up in North Adams the Republican Tilden men ioolade Mr. Sanford BSlackington, the wealthy manufacturer; IWilliam Martin, John ad Marsh, Frank Robinson, Frank Blackington, t- M. Canedy, E. Thayer, E.A. Rand, J M.Chase, John Rouse, J. Q. Robinson, N. H. Arnold, E. SB Cady, Arthur Cady, William Holbrook, A. of W. Richardson, pI. D. Ward and George Bed ford. In Williamstown, Prof. A. L. Perry, Judge John R. Lalkley and the venerable Dr. e, H. L. Sabin declare for Tilden, The latter has ak always known Mr. Tilden, believes in him as a genuine reformer, and is laboring earnestly for a- his election." ast It is far from certain that this "revival" of will not extend to all Western Massachausetts. ve No wonder that desperate partisans are mov im ing heaven and earth to spread artfully.pre pared falsehoods against Uncle Samuel. pror the Morning Star and Catholic Mssenser.r p RAMBLING RECOLLECTIONS. ai A flying trip to Selma, Ala., from New Or- 01 leans by way of Mobile and Montgomery, can hardly be expected to furnish a traveler with d many evidences of the growth of the Faith; ;i and yet our recollections of the journey recall many pleasant details, pointing in that direc tion, and tending to confirm the hope that our next centennial celebration will find America the youngest, but perhaps the dearest of the g daughters of the Church! The ride from New Orleans to Mobile occu pied the greater part of the eight of the 27th of July, so there was little to sod except the busy life at oach of the CJast stations as we came, and saw, and passed on to the next; but we knew from happy mermory that each of these places of fashionable resort, stretching along from Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula, had its cross-crowned chapel and its flower-decked shrine. A glimpse was even had of the white statueof Our Lady of the Gulf as we sped by o the Convent grounds of the Sisters of St. h Joseph; and we thought that, even thus, in thernshing course of life, man is permitted t now and then to catch a glimutpse of lier who is tl the Lady of all hearts, shown to them by the is pure eyes of children like l;arnadette and Mc lanie. And as cross, and shrine, and gleaming ls statue assure us of the .Fa;!h that has survived all changes of the past, and is destined to out- tl live all changes of the future, to do those revc lations of Oar Mother's presonce assure us of is the Lore which watches over our earthly pil- S grimage and awaits us with its glorious guer don at the portals of eternity. It was near midnight when called to change cars at Mobile for Montgomery, so memory, in place of eyesight, commenced to call up remin iscences of this famous city, older even than our own, for Bienville, with the other French 1 Governors of Louisiana, resided there from 1702 to 1720. It was not until 1723 that the seat of Government was transferred to New a Orleans, so that our little sister of Mobile, as we are apt to call her, is in reality our elder sister too. While passing through the dimly lighted streets of this ancient place, it is singular how vividly there arose to mind the horrors of an b event which we to-day can hardly realize to have taken place among a Christian people. a In 1757 a couple of Swiss soldiers, who had 0 been parties to a conip!racy to murder Daronx, the French commander, a brutish tyrant, who treated his iden most in.L-c.anly, were con demned to death by the French authorities in Mobile. " They woro placed each one ir. a long narrow box like a coffin, nailed up in it, and then the box was cut in two with a crcss cat saw Sonur writers have located this cruel deed in our own ci:y; but we are glad that good au tl:ority, viz: French MSS. letters obtained from Paris, in possession of A. J. Pickett, author of the History of Alabama, enables us to dis claim any part in its terrible notoriety. Isaiah, the prophet of the Messiah, suffered in the same manner, being sawn in two. The French were not, at least, the inventorsof this atrocious mode of execution, Perhaps it was because our flying visit was necessitated by illness and accidents, that this t gloomy death-bed scene came crowding upon our recollections. We reached Montgomery in the early morn ing and were charmed with the first view of this brave little capital of Alabama. The city I is built in and around a basin and aflords ex ceedingly pretty views from either the high lands or the lowlands. Many of the houses are terraced in front, the rear resting against the hill side. These terraces are covered with a natural soft-verdure, or laid off in tasteful par terrcs. The white walls of the capital-once a the seat of our Confederate Congress,-contrast fairly with the dark green groves, above which they rear their gracefal proportions, e while a number of variously built spires pro f claimed at once a choice of creeds and a diver sity of opinions. Perched up on the tarraced side of an easily ascended hill, nestles the Catholic Church of SMontgomery-under the charge of Rev. D. Savage, whose name is just the antithesis of his character. Under his courteous guidance we visited the Convent of the Sisters of Lo - retta-or " the Friends of Mary at the foot of e the Cross " This excellent institution occupies one of the finest sites in Montgomery, and is is as attractive in its exterior as it is comfortable and home-like in its interior. A terraced ae ,r cent leads up to the garden gate-flower-traced e walks guide you to the convent entrance, and n a sweet welcome from the mother superior it greets you at the door. The pupils were, at the ,o time, absent for vacation: but traces of their r- pleasant convent routine were to be seen in class-room, dormitory, refectory, play ground, t etc. The Sieters, though not very long estab I lished in Montgomery, seem quite satisfied d with their success, land have already added as all Catholic institutions are obliged to do e to their original accommodations. With that 0 strange instinct which leads one towards good, y the Protestants of this country are gradually . selecting Catholic convents for their daughters e and Catholic colleges for their sons in prefer ly ence to schools of their own denomination. e The Sisters' convent of Montgomery will also Sexert this benuticent intluoence, and, with its 1- many advantages of desirable location, health to ful atmosphere, competent teachers, and solid instruction, will prove another means of dif n fousing the knowledge of God's truth and the oe practice of its holy virtues. in As a refutation to the world's slanders, we , always tind a school springing up beneath the . shadow of the church, and so we were not sur Sprised to see a commodious building in the y, rear of Father Savage's pretty church, which r. he said was well attended by the boys of his " parish. With a fine church, zealous pastor, or parochial school and a convent, it is not diffi colt to perdict for Montgomery a rapid growth i" in faith and intelligence, ts. An ice factory worked on the same patent, v- Carre's, as that in New Orleans carries on a e- brisk businese, and is not hampered by com petition; "haring things," as a friend es pressed it, "ll their own war.- 'ewe me. could say as much for our admirable lee weft of New Orleans. On the train from Montgomery to Belma, we made the acquaintance of a gentlemanly og. duotor, who, residing in Georgia, soon edift us by his enthusiasm in regard to his Bi , "The best little bishop," he said, "that any State ever had ;" and then went into an enu meration of all that had been done for Geor. gia, in lees than three years, by this lodefati. gable, zealous, intelligent, not-to-be-compared. with-any-other, Bishop Gross ! We thought, while listening to hitaeest words, that the zealous Bishop had also y. I one children in his fold, and their unit i spirit would undoubtedly bring down many blees;nge upon that happy state The Church in Selma, although not so finely situated in regard to the view as that in Montgomery, is of more beautiful architectural constrnotion,and is more picturesque in appear. ance. It has the advantage also of being all of stone. Its pastor, Rev. T.G. T. Crowley has his sobool-house projected, so far, only in his mind; but with the earnestness which he brings to every undertaking, he will soon accomplish this important design. This mission of Selma is an arduons one, and requires patience and hope, allied to zeal and faith, to enable the laborers to bear its many duties. TheCatholle residents in town are only a few hundred, but there are many families scattered through the country whom Father Crowley visits at stated intervals. A large number of the Catholics in Selma are converts; but although babiesinthe faith, thay are distingnished for intelligence and enterprise. Capt. E. English the talented editordpf the Selma limes, a daily newspaper devoted to the Southern cause and to Democratic principles, is one of the converts whom the Church has brought under her gentle inflaence, but who Gladstone nothwithstanding-wields a pen no less eloquent and patriotic now than when he stood beyond the threshold of the faith. It is sad to see in this part of the country so much of the cotton crop destroyed by the worm. They now literally swarm over the public roads, and the scent of the destroyer pervades the air we breathe. We saw a field, green and beautiful last Sunday, which to-day is sere and yellow;-many of the planters will make only a thirdof acrop. IU is thought that the wanton destruction of the black birds once so numerous in this section, is one cause of this terrible plague-the birds making of the worm their favorite and unceasing meal. One estimable gentleman, whose farm is so hid away in the pine-woods that his neigh bors say they can seldom find it, indulged the hopo that the worm too would fail to discover hi wbereabouts; but he has learnedtohis oost that it can go where man does not. However, as a resnlt of his present failure, he intends making Louisiana his home in the future; so our State gains by the loss of Alabama. Here in a quiet nook in the green woods, in the bosom of a Catholic family, as fervent in their piety as they are intelligent in its prac tice, we have met with several persons who express a great desire to learn more of that Church which seems to them to meet all the requirements of the human heart. But our rambling talk has tired your readers already and as we return to New Orleans by Nature's highway, the meandering Alabama, we will recall, in our next, some of "the romantic passages" connected with this noble stream, and give you something better than mere recollections of a hasty and unpremed itated trip. When President Grant entered office in 1969, a the office-holders on the civil list of the United States numbered 34,267. In 1875 they aggre e gated 09,119, being an increase of about forty it thousand in six years only of Grant's Admin e istration. Many of these render no service to , the country, but are merely political pension ,- ere on the Treasury, who, in return for the money they draw, are expected to work for the perpetuation in power of the corrupt Republi y can organization. It is this immense army of f placemen who seek to usurp the control of our Government, leaving the people no voice in the ,f conduct of affairs. It is.the officeholders who constitute and manage all Republican nomina ting conventions; it is the officeholders who f ditate the policy of the Administration; it is a the officeholders who conduct political can is vasses, and are relied upon to manipulate and, Le if necessary, to falsify election returns' Mr. s. Hayes, in opposition to the old Dtmocrstio d principle of rotation in office, which has always d been held to be the only effectual barrier to the creation of an -m"oe holding aristocracy, Po Ie poses to give a life tenure of office to these ir men, and thus render them entirely independ a out of public opinion. This will account for the enthusiasm they manifest for his election. All of these oflioeholders, on the oocasion of ed very important election, are compelled to con tribute money for political purposes, and thus enormous corruption funds are raised to tsE t against the people who wish to reform the Government. y THe LOUISIANA INTELLIGENCER, the o0iisal r Republican Journal of Oauchits parish, in its r- issue of the 6th. published the subjoined leto . ter from the lion. Rubt. Riy, judge of the 14th o district. Judge Ray is a brother of lion. Jno. Ray; has been since the war and is now h- pronounced Republican : v;was elected JudgeB d on that ticket in 1o72, and was recently nuanf" f- mously renominated by his party flor the same e position: To J. gEnnlimoser. .. Chairman Eleativre Commdr toe, Parish of Onhbita. De.-a Sirt-I have to inform you, and through e you the Parish Executive Committees of the r- parishes of Morehousee and Rioblaud, that ~ will not support the Republican State tickeoj eas at present constituted, nor the nommee ., :h the party for Congress in this distriet. Tbe is make-up of the State ticket is of soh a char acter that, if elected, would not bring whal r, the people of this State so much needPese s- and reform. If this course, which 1 deem pro h per to pursue, is satisfactory to the party that nominated me, I will permit my name to be ran, if not, steps may be taken to nominate some on. t, else. I want it understood that I have not aban doned my life-long politioal opinions, nor dol propose to apologize for any politica course " have ever taken. z- Yours very truly, Ror. RaT.