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iing. onh e the oeasion of the Solemn Fee
1 srettr. to give to Rev. Father. 0. A.
and U. C. Mignot, ourae of our Metro
Churchb, a proof of our a.eew, cad at
gamme tim to the faitbfel of that pariab a
of eeor paternal atecties, sod baviag
es eferred the title of Vica Goenrase o
ary e v. Father Millet, we have. by a
daLed March 19;, appolated Fathers
sad Migoot boseraq canona to efciate
o Metrepoilaa Cbhurch.
V *e same time that we reserve, as in the
She title of Patser of the fuet ehureb In
ag Disees, we will eootiss to entruat
lnieaPoe to Father Bosael, Ant carat..
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The 3oulher Cross of Savannah, Gay, has
aspeonded publication.
The Sdoa levUeadgor bt the name of a Cath
olic paper Just eseablihebed at St. Louis, Mo.
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The distinguished Jesuit pulpit orator,
Fapther Kelly, will preach to-day at Hgh Mass 1
at at. Miaobel's Church.
Country subslribers n arrears will greatly
oblige usby remitting at the earliest date the
amount of the bills seat them.
The collections at all the Masses to-day will
be for the Seminary. All should give liberally
to this most neoessary Institution.
We are glad tosee that the 'icoayuner promises
is fetare to give speoial attention to the agri
emltural and industrial interests of Louisiana
The Netcheg Deroeroat says that Right Rev.
r. Z. Le Ray, Bishop-elect of Natchitochea,
will he consecrated by the Cardinal Arch
bishop of Rennes.
Thlier, the Frenoh statesman, says that
Prussia i no rxumple for France, for the
PrAmLian army is wholly unlike the French,
beetg "founded chiefly on publlo destitution."
The Louisville dvrocate announces the death
o athe er. M. M. Coghlan, President of St.
Jse ph'e College, Bardetown. Father Coghlan
we beorn in Mllbrook, county Galway, Ireland,
is 1816, and was ordained in 1847
Situetion wanted ar a teacher, by a younl
Catholic gentleman. Is omiestent to teach
Magllsh in all branehes, andi can give good
references. No objections to going to the
Seletry. Address II. E. C., care Morniong L4tar
Gedoee, New Orleans.
S Right Rev. J. L. ,.aldidng. IBishop-elect of
Peoria, Illinois, bas choseo April 1.12 d as the
dy of his consecration. Cardinal McCloskey
will he the aconecrator, and Bishop Foley, of
AOilato, one of his sloistante. The ceremony
will take plae in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New
PdeLty BRoauIcrtoN -Te day Ihia Grace, the
Mset Rov. Archbishop, will o iriate pontii caly
at the Cathedral at 10 o'clock. At the end of
the Maee he will give ths Papal lenedicti.,n,
to which Is attached a Plenary Indulgence fur
a ll bwhq have complied with the usual ,rndi
S Th eity of San lranctscoa with a popnla
tie of .0,000 people, most Ibe a prospsrous
. place to live. It ha. fourten banks for
s eving, with 7. 7t0 depoitors and ..ii,6(O),000
' on deposit. The Irish bank leads the list, with
1 t,500 depositors. The French ha. L rOO ; thes
G" German o quo.
Members of our Cathollc Total Abatinence
Uoselties, will And a number ofofolal notices
ia the special column assigned to them on our
ift page. Among the more important of
them is the one anuonuciog that St. Johu's
Sceltry will to-day reeive lIoly Communion
in St. John's Church.
This is an era of reform, and the spirit has
adield our State Government. so Intense
I'a. the deire of our Solons to economino!
*at they have out of a1l the Charitable lust,
t btiisne without one cent of appropriation. At
* lb. saa¶ time the Printing Board contracts
i- +th oub' newspaper for the Stats printing at
S· eots a square, while two other papers, of
, lade equal responaibilty and popularity
tm-ad ready to do it at from 3s to so cent a
j. e. tthe Orphans have few friends,
prhes mu.Y, nd--this i. an era of
The 4b of March appears tobeczensive
ly prolonged. That was tobe the culmia
ting point when fate shbould finstly ao
noence her seatence of hope or cot tioned
despair. On that day South Carolina acd
Loaisiana were to know definitely whether
the bodage of carpet-bag domination
was lifted forever from their prostrate
formse o was vested with a renewed lease
of life for four long years more. But the
4th of March came and is still bohere, so far
as a settlement is concerned. The sphinx
is silent. It is true she smiles and nods
mysteriously, but so impartially as to be
as pasrling as ever.
In the mean time business interests are
suffering every where. Northern money.
eager for Southern investment, is tied up.
Southern planters find themselves at the
oautset of their ir ppiog season without ea
'safactory finaocial assurances and conse
quently witboat the ability to make posi
tive engajements for labor. The great
shadow of a political wrong yet unsettled
hangs over the wholecoontry. Nothing is
positively sa'e while even an inconsider
able section of a country is agitated by a
sense of grievoas oppression real or fancied,
for at any moment strife may break oat
and from a small spark the flame of a great
conflagration may be kindled. At any
rate, whether the ability of two Southern
States to redress their grievances be con
siderable or not, there is an unmistakable
timidly among capitalists throughout the
Union until the question Is settled. And
Mr. Hayes does not settle it.
We are not of those impatient patriots
who jump at the conclusion, because of
this delay, that Mr. Hayes is a traitor, that
lie has broken pledged faith, that lie is
seeking amn opporturity of abarudlninig the
peace policy to which he has been no for- c
mally conmmitted. We are by no ntiains
convinced that Mr. I1ayes is a knave.
But we want to know if he may not be at
-well, if lie has real good sense.
DMr. Hayes has given the dignified cold I
shoulder to Blaine, Morton, Cameron, Lo
gan and all.the chief bloody-shirtists. lIe
has, indeed, strange to say, held on -to
about the biggest knave of the lot, viz:
Sherman, but then lie has taken into his
political household Evarts, Schuor and
Key. How can one doubt that this last ac
tion means something I Then, so far as
the forthcoming Louisiana commission can
be heard from, its personnel seems to be
very fair and friendly. Then, again, Mr.
Hayes has Gov. Hampton to spend the day
with him (involving a Lenten lunch,) and
bogs Messrs. Levy and Gibson to hurry off
to Louisiana so as to fix up things there. e
Very well indeed !
H.rt why all this delay t
Why all this circumlocution about giving
a simple order to withdraw alot of United t
States troops into their proper barracks, if I
it is intended to be done anyhow, and has a
been intended all along 7 Why let the bus. I
ineasof the country remain unsettled while I
going through with these ceremonies 7 Why e
sacrifice millions of dollais of interests in I
connection with agricultural enterprise
killed by the frost of delay 1 Why hurry
to their graves numbers of disappointed
people bafiled in their hopes of a spee-dy
reaction in values, actually strangled, writ
red tapet Why perversely change th'e song
of popular prais, asad satisfaetion that we
beginning to resound throughnt thte land,
into achorus of e.xe"raio,n isud ra] ,:nerlt
It Is ail very well to, ay tslh li,le
ought not to have judge:l ha ..h:, hste
they ought to have waited tI, s,.r '. ,
they ought ; but who c·a tr-s o". "th.e
fragrance of a cigar stamp after It hasi
once grown cold, or reanimante e-rtlnlsurm la
after it has died out in digngt 1 Mr. lIayes
may yet do as Juetice, and if so every body
will give him due cretit for it. hout the sense
of Its tardiness can never be effaced.
What Reason?
In accord with, a sentiment which is not
unknown in this community, we have a
curiosity as to the reason why a Senator
for the long term has not been yet elected
by the Legislature of this State. Can no
body be found willing to take the position.
or good enough to have it 1 We can name
within sixty seconds from this time one
dozen gentlemnon with either of wol,,m the
publio would be perfectly satlisfied. Any
one of the judges of our Supreme Court
would give perfect satisfaction; to wold
Jouldge Spofford, of a former Suprreme
Bench, or any oue of half a dozen of our
city bar not nece-sary to be named here.
It cannot be a want of good material whiich
constitutes the obstacle. What, then. is
And it would appear that the public has
some interest in this question. Under
ordinary circumstances such a matter
might be left to the strategy of politicians
and log rollers, but at present there is a
question of honor nlovolved. The time has
come when Louisiana most stand on hIer
rights and even on her lignity. During
the period of military despotism called
"Grant's Presidency," it was clear that the
term "Union" was fraudulent. There was
no Union. None was intended; but the
Northern people wore not honest enough
to call things by their right names. They
had made a dishonest conquest of the
South ander a dishonest pretence of devo
-meY·I; -' C~;II.UI mPI LLr~· T F~
loe to the Union and, out of pharsaaical
regard for appearaneees, they hypocritically
kept up the dishonest farce of 'Union."
Their 'Union " waLa military depatism.
Perhaps, having made a conquest, they bad
the right to role their conquest military
fashion, bat they ougbt to bavecalled things
by their right names. We propose to make
them doit hereafter. Louisiana has played
her part in the farce long enough. She is
either a State or Province, and the world
will have to know whieh she is. The Yan
kees must not play despot at home and
enjoy abroad the glory of being magnani
mous, Christian gentlemen.
The present situation is a disgrace to all
oonecroed. To give the actual substance
of it in one phrase, the United States is
xaxcao wAx on Louisiana. Yes ; making
war, She has sent her troops into our State
ard taken military possession of our Capi
til city. She has virtually seized the face
tions of government though temporarily
permitting our elected officials to exercise
them in a limited and modified way. She
has Invaded and captured the State, with
out indeed shooting any of its citizens; but
why I Not because her gunboats and
monitors and men-of war are not anchored
abreast of this city with loaded guns and
mortars, and fuses ready to light; not be
cease her soldiery is not quartered next
door to our State Houseand kept well In
hand with arms ready for instant use ; but
because our people have submitted to the
usurpation without, as yet, being willing
to shed the blood of the innocent agents of
its accomplishment.
Still the fact stands patent : the United
States is now at war with the States of
Louisiana and South Carolina. Shall we
help it to disguise this fact from the
world T Shall we go through the form
of a popular governmlent, with a brig
adier general domi4eering behind the
scenes ? Thiii etate of things counl be
tolerated for a while, but it cannot last
forever. In our opinion, and in that of our
public, it has laeted long enou h. Louisi
ana is not willing to go into another
Presidential term under such conditions.
That is the sentiment of the people, and
of the press, but it does not seem to be
very earnestly held by the Legislature.
That body seems unequal to the occasion.
It will not elect a Senator and will not
explain the reasons of an inaction that must
be admitted to be suspicious. The gentle
men composing that body may think it best
to make some kind of a trade with Mr.
Hayes, but, if they cannot disabuse their
minds of that persuasion, they ought to re
sign and let their places be filled by repre
sentatives willing to come up to the spirit
of the people.
A further delay in electing the Senator
is an invitation to the coming Commission
to meddle in Louisiana affairs. If the
Legislature is holding back in the election,
for the purpose of trading with the Com
missii, thiog , we do not believe that to
be the cave, it will Lave miscalculated the
situation. The people will tot permit
such a trade ti, be corsumunated, or we
greatly rrintake rthe signs of the times.
It the. Ligis at,,re would ta:k somewhat
leas araong t .u,,aelves ar.d a good deal
more a itL t..eir cocntirerta, t!.-y iijlyt
leas- r' crds with whie', tthy would be
b,-ttrr eatisfled t.ereafter.
',ir.u'e i ,'eark bs hbad to subunit, at least
for the p.v-n:, ', an ruezpect-ed defeat on a
,uatt-r iL,,-e - f..t L,rriaself securne. Undei
tre tisw r.jega; . t i.gal procedure, passed by
ti. ,at Ek-. *' jams bhefore Christmas, it
was ercse .4 .t t-.fre should be a Supreme
Co.art for ttn whoe German Empire, which
Ssi,oid take cogniznsoe in the last resort of
Sall cses coming within the range of Imperial
leIislation. It war, of course, a fresh step in
the direction of centralisatien, and seems to
have been so appreciated by thesmaller States.
li a sitting of the Federal Council, held on
February 2l3th, a resolution was carried by a
majority of 30 votes to 28 that the new Impe
rial Court should sit at Leipzig and not at
Berlin, as was proposed. This Council is made
up of representatives deputed by the severs1
governments of all the States that compose
the German Empire. The minority consisted
of Prossia 17 votes, Baden 3, Hesse 3, Waldeck
1, Anhalt 1. Bremnin, Hamburg and Lubeuk I
each. The majority included Bavaria 6 votes,
Saxouy 4, Wnrruiiurg 4, Brunswick 2, Meck
lenburg-ochwerin 2 and twelve smaller States
having 1 vote eat:'. This defeat considerabily
deranges the plaUi4 attributed to Prince Biu"
marck. It is even said that he w ill take thli
highh banded course of submitting the original
Blll to tbe Reidchtag.
As to nationality, religion, and education,
the Blritish army in 1876 was divided as fo!
lows: English, 118721: Bootch, 13818; Irish,
39.366; foreigners, 2 503 ; not reported, 1,443 ;
Their religious denominations were: Church
of England, 114 143; Presbyterian, 14.EG;
other Protestants, 6.g:1;; Roman Catholics,
:t9374; Mohammedans, HIindoos, Jews, etc.,
131 ; not reported, 1.501. As to educational
acquirements, t291 could neither read nor
write; $,035 could read, but not write; 793336
could only read and write; 77,690 were better
educated : and 1,51 are described as "not
On the Feast of lt. Joseph, at the Redemp
torist College of lloheeter, Howard county,
Md., ten oandldatee were raised to the dignity
of the Priesthood by Bishop Bcker. Among
the young gentlemen on whom toosure and
minorordera were conferred on the same ocra
Sslon was Mr. James MoKeadriclk, a brother of
Mr. Thos.MeKedrlok of this ity.
4 < -~z
laster Day.
Ob, day of days I shll bhurt et free
No ",nsrai raptor. ' nd for then I
Thou art the San of ether days.
Theo .bltu y lviog back toy rays.
iusl in lsy sovorersigs spher.
Thoa edd't lighl on at the eyea .
Bsedays by thee more sloro break,.
AR Zste Day in every week."
Thus snag Keble, that sweet poet whose in
spirations seem drawn from the very fountain
head of Truth, although he lived and died
without testing of the saving waters. He
realized, however, as all Christians should do,
that Easter Sunday is the "day of days," when
the tremendons mystery which had been fore
told for four thousand years, was really acom
plished, and man regained, in part, the price
less tresanres of his Eden home.
On that day, he saw himself again invested r
with the heirship of the children of God, and t
assured of a glorions passport into the king
dom of eternal blessedness. Although an exile, t
he was no longer expatriated from his native
land, but might hope to enter there whenever
death should bring the summons to depart. No I
wonder, then, that Keble should exclaim- a
" Thou art the sum of other days.
They shine b by iving hack thy rays."
The observance of the first day of the week
as a day of rest, in commemoration of the
Lord's Resurrection, is a sublime proof of the
power and mission of the Catholic Church.
She was the kingdom established by the
risen King, and hence it seemed to her a just
tribute to celebrate, byaperpetually recurring
festival, the mystery of His Omnipotence and
Love. Hence she ordained the setting aside I
of the Sabbath of the Jews, which had been
observed for four thousand years, and instito
ted in its place the Sabbath of the Christians,
which will continue to be celebrated as seach
until the end of time.
There is no authority for this change in the
inspired writings. The Bible is not our teacher
in this lesson of simple gratitude and love. t
The Church, to whom alone was given the
divine commission to teare all nations, com
menced her unblii,,, task by proclaiming the e
first day of the week as the one to be especially
consecrated to the wotslip (.f God ; and stand
tog, as it were, by the open grave of her riven
Lord, she enjoined upon her children the ob
servance of this duty as the fualilment of the
great commandment given upon the: mountain
of Sinai.
For nearly nineteen hundred years the Chris.
tian world has silently acquiesced in this de
cree, thus nunconsciounly paying their tribute
of obedience to her who is the teacher of na
tions, and their homage of grateful worship to
Him who crowned His spouse with the glory
of His resurrection.
,, Easter day, then, as well as every Sunday in I
the year, is a proof that the Church remembers
her divine commission, and having by this one
lesson taught the nations the sunblime fact of
the Resurrection, she still continues to teach
the priceless benefits that result therefrom,
and today, throughout the Christian world,
she repeats the words of the angel: "-Why c
seek ye the living among the dead ? He is not
here, but is risen."
If we rould hear, as do the spiri's of the cn- I
seen world, this wondrous canticle of joy as :t
rises up from every quarter of the globe, from I
every isle of ocean and every spot of earth, I
how we would realize the mystery which makes I
this " day of days " so dear to man, so glorious
to O'd '
TIre,-r is still another light in which we must 1
view 'Lie Easter Day-this best Sunday of the
year-az : as a figure of our eternal recom
peoss, the vision of the beautiful life of Para
dise. All sorrow has ceased, all lamentations
are over, all mortifications are laid aside, and
tie Church, in bridal robes and bridal flowers,
rejuaee with her risen love, her risen Lord.
WL.e, to make the lesson more complete, sI e
rse's part a mysterious period of fifty days,
wtiCL, foliowicg Easter, resounds with can
t.c:s of praire and prefigures the long, the
ei 4 es j'"y of our eternal Sabbath.
Lo..k over tie wide world fir any comme
r moration that can coumpare in pimple beauty
and sublime magnificence with this "day of
In ancient times the Sabbatical year of the
Jews-the seventh year, in which even the
ground rested from its labors ;-and ti'e sev
enth Sabbatical year-or the fiftieth year of
Jubilee-were but an imperfect figure of this
great Day of rest and eternal rejoicing.
The Roman triumphs, where the conqueror
saw before him the trophies he had taken and
the captives be had made, while a whole peo
ple praised his deeds and proclaimed his fame,
were pitiable representations of this eternal
triumph which sees all tribes and tongues and
nations in its train, and which seoures a laurel
wreath for every soul that participates in its
immortal victory.
The Church. the living voice of God, is she
who keeps alive on earth the memory of these
great tLinge; and if the world, in the person
of Danton, has not succeeded in abolishing the
Easters of the week, and the one great Easter
of the year, it is bL cause the Catholic Church
watchts over the trust eontided to her, and
perpetuates in the hearts and lives of men, the
osublime leseon bshe first taught them at the
Sipulchre of her King.
tUSCAL.€OSA' JUBILEE.--Aboot two years
ago Rev. Father IMcDonough, very much to the
regret of his flock, was transferred from Tusneca
looes to Mobile, bhut has been reappointed re
cently to the pastoral charge of his old poet.
A warm reception ushering him into the midst
of his spiritual children, he entered upon the
discharge of his duties with a look and feeling
whioh bespoke satisfaction and gave promise
of a happy and long continuance of the good
work so anspicionsly begun. The demonstra
tions of welcome were confined to the people
of no one class or oreed, but all, apparently
equally enthusiastic, gave vent to their feel
ings in kind deeds and language unmistakably
gratifs lug. Father MeDonough took the
friendly hand of the community thus extended
in such a grasp, and answered with suech
emotion as gave assurance of the existenoe of
a reciprocal feeling destinesd to grow In friend
lines and have a life long duratlon.
Southera Hitoerfics Loesaty Papers. Jaieary sad
Feuary 1877. Southern Hstrloral SocOety,
Hev. J. W. Jones, D.D., Secretary, Riobmond,
Va. $3 per year.
This periodie, pblisabed by autbhority of
the Southern Historical SBoiety, and under the
direction of the Executive Committee, which
bears the above title, is well deserving of pa
tronage on the part of Soethern readers.
Consisting mainly of valuable M88., wblab
have never before been in print,and whioh the
Southern Historical Society are endeavoring to
preserve from oblivion, this work is a mine of
reliable information on the subject of the lost,
but always glorious, Cause.
We mark in the table of contents, in thetwo
numbers now before us, a paper written by
Gen. D. H. Maury on the " Defence of Mobile
in 1865." whioh is an able refutation of many
false statements and erroneous so-called faots,
whioh go to make up the history of the war.
" Detailed Minutia of Soldier Life," by Carl
ton McCarthy, is as entertaining as it is in
struotive, and we would like our young oitizen
soldiers to read these details of real soldier
life, so as to profit by the experiences of others,
and be stimulated to a noble emulation of true
heroism and patience.
"An Address on the Character of Guen R. E.
Lee," by Capt. Chamberlayne, is one to stir
the pulses of the coldest submissionist among
nus; but its best reoemmendation is the sub
lime contrast whioh it draws between the sim
pleC bhristian grandeur of the great Confederate
ohieftain, and the brutal, inhuman instinots of
his opponents. We quote these words:
When at last was thrown against it (Lee's
army) all the resources of the United 8tates,
Grant in its front and Sherman in its rear,
Europe for their recruiting ground, and a
boundless credit for their military obesl, it
still stood for eleven months defiantly at bay,
concentrated on itself the whole resources of
the United States, and surrendered at Appo
mattox eight thousand starving men to the
combined forces of two great armies, whose
chiefs bad long despaired to conquer it by
skill or daring, and bad worn it away by
weight of numbers and brutal exchange of
many lives for one.
In "The Diary of Capt. R E Park," we can
not omit two sentences, as showing the differ
ence in men and deeds. After the battle of
Fisher's Hill, Gen. Sheridan wrote as follows:
I have destroyed 2,000 barns filled with
w.4eat, hay and farming implements, over 70
wilts filled with floor and wheat, and have
driven in front of the army over 4,000 head of
strok, and have killed and issued to thetroops
n. t less than 3.000 sheep. This destruction
embraces the Luray Valley, and the Little Fort
Valley, as well as the Main Valley.
On Jane 27th, 1863, Guen. Lee, on the point of
entering Pennsylvania, wrote the following
immortal words:
" * It must be remembered that we make
war only upon armed men, and that we cannot
take vengeance for the wrongsoar people have
suffered without lowering ourselves in the
eyes of all whose abhorrence has been excited
by the atrocities of our enemy, and offending
against Him to whom vengeance belongeth,
and without whose favor and support our
efforte mast all prove in vain. The command
ing general, therefore, earnestly exhorts the
troope to attain, with most scrupolous care,
from ons eceetry or wanton injury to private
property. " * *
We have only space to call attention to a
MS. ofOGen J. E. B. Stuart, never before printed,
being the report of his cavalry expedition into
I'enr.sylvaunia in October, 16.2.
How much better it would be for our South
ern youth to look back upon the past, as re
corded in these Southern papers, and thereby
learn the bright facts of their cause and coun
try, than to fritter away their time in the pe
rusal of such senseless trash as the " Adven
tures of Jack Hsrkaway," which vitiates the
mind and depraves the ambition of growing
Let them subscribe to these Southern papers,
s and they will find records of heroic deeds, of
, noble aspirations, of grand enterprises, which,
bearing the impress of truth, will thrill their
e hearts with impulses of a higher order than
are furnished by the Chimney Corner, the New
York Ledger, or any papers of like nature.
SrT. MIcantaL' FAIR.-This entertainment, so
long looked forward to with the most plea
e surable anticipations, will open in St. Michael's
a Hall to-morrow (Monday) evening. The ladies
have made the most of the time given them
,f since the Fair was first announced, and have
e collected and made many beautiful articles
with which to ornament their tables and win
r golden treasures for the noble object they have
in view.
A novel and interesting feature of this Fair
will be a Children's Festival, which will be
I given next Saturday, April 7th, commencingat
11 o'clock A. M. and terminating at 5 P. U.
There will also be a series of entertainments
by the pupils of St. Michael's schools and
others under the direction of Prof. Blake. Ea
trance for children, 10 cents; parents aceompa
e nying their children, free.
We have no doubt that the people of St.
e Michael's and their friends will rally to the
support of the zealous pastor, Father Thomas
Heslin, in this effort to pay off the debt on the
faue ichool boilding he has ereoted for the
e children of the parish. He has worked hard
Sand sacrificed much for their welfare, and they
should at least show their appreciation by
lifting from his shoulders the debt incurred is
their interests, and which is a source of con
Stinnoal annoyanoe and expenee.
SLet this Fair be as successful as the people
cof St. Michael's can make it if they work
earnestly, and we can promise them that it
will be years before they hear again of fairs or
Sextra collectioons or debts in their parish.
The Columbus, Ohio, Catholio Columbian,
says: We see Wamhington correspondents
Iabusing W. K. Rodgers, Mr. Hayes' Private
Secretary. We knew him intimately when he
was a youth, and have held acquaintance
with him ever since. There is not a truer,
more upright gentleman in the oountry than
he is.
Many fashionable women now wear sour
I milk as ornaments. That is to say, a Yankee
in Mansfiseld, Conn., iL makingagreatquaMtity
Sof sour milk into an imitation of ooral for
Jewelry. The fluid isoolored, ruan into moaldes,
and solidified by bat .,
Ua sr, March r7t, 18t7.
aiter Morniag Starn
At the earnest solioitation of our gaoe;
Bishop, Father Damon and his eompeamio ,.
Fathers Hillman, Codeon sad uaselli, .t
Soolety of Jesus, commieeed a mlsicd in ea
Cathedral on Sunday, the 11th. -Itwas epeadl
by Solemn High Mass and serme by Fatbea
Damen. The boas of services dail. were:
At 5 and 8 A. e., Mase and instreetles; 3.
i., Stations of the Cross, and at 7
Rosary, Sermon and Benedietion of
Blessed Sacrament. The instruetios
eloquent and full of auntion, toeching the
heart and resalling all to the respoluehillm
saving their immortal souls. The number
all the services were very large, and at lae:
the Cathedral weas filled to its utmost eegaela
and we may truly say that never
snoh religious fervor been evinced in thias
True Catholic spirit has been aroused
many are the prayers offered up for
Damon and bhis associates for their iadofatlgb.
bie eforte to save alike parents ad childrep
Confessions were heard from daylight till
past tes at night. Father Damen has left
prop for Protestantism to lean against.1 HS
leotures were plain, convinoing and uanoewrr
able. "The True Church," "Coafsdeleo
" The Real Presence," " Holy SBacrifie of the
Mase," " Purgatory," and "The Popular Ob.
jestions Against the True Church," were die
oussed with great ability, and a proof of the
convinoing arguments of the good mlsionary
is to be found in the fact that thirty-two per.
sons were brought into the true fold of Christ,
eighty-eight persons were confirmed by our
Right Rev. Bishop on Monday, and over 4,000
persons received Holy Communion. Many
there were that had gone astray for long years,
and who now, like the Prodigal Son, have re
turned to the home of their fathers.
Last night was the crowning night of the
Mission. Long before theservicesbeganevery
seat was occupied, every inch of standing room
was taken, and many persons could not even
enter the church. The Cathedral altar was
dressed in its finest, rcfiecting great credit on
Father Keeler for the taste displayed. At 71
P. x., Father Browne recited the Rosary, after
which Father Damon ascended the pulpit and
preached, taking as his text: " He that per.
severea to the end shall be saved," advising
three m sans to enable us to persevere-prayer,
the frequent reception of the Sacraments, and,
finally, avoiding all the ocouionsof sin. After
this the Sodality of young ladies, in the name
of the Catholics of Mobile, made the renewal of
the baptismal vows. Father Damon again -
from the pulpit called upon all to make with
him a public profession of Faith, upon whlch
all with uplifted hands took the solemn vow
to live and d:e Catholics. The Bishop then
gave Solemn Papal Benediotion, and after
wards the Benediction of the Most Blessed
Sacrament. ADnm .
sus' ORPHAN ASYLUM.-After a season of self
denial, pleasures and amusements possess ad
ditional zest. Familiar scenery has the ap
pearance of novel beauties, ancient tales seem
to have renewed themselves, old song soonad
sweeter,-and this because we have been tem
porarily denied those same visions and echoes.
Therefore we specially call the attention of
our readers to the fact that upon the almoet
immediate close of Lent, they are offered an
opportunity of attending a splendid Concert
to be given in St. Alphonsus Hall nextTuesday
evening, April 3rd, at 7 o'clock. The announce
ment in our advertising columns that Prof.
Blake has the affair under his personal super
vision, is sufficient to satisfy all that the
choice and rendition of the programme will be
governed by the highest artistio requirements.
So much for the entertainment. The object is
certainly one which should call forth the active
co-operation of every Catholic in this city,
viz : the snstenance and eduoation of the
orphans. We need not remind any reader that
St. Alpbonesn' Orphan Asylum is an absolute
necessity-so many are the fatherless and
motherlues children thrown upon the care of
the Redemptorist Fathers. That it moust be
supported is a fact that no one can deny. Then
let us do our share towards the good work, and
attend this Concert-one of the first entertain
ments to be given after Lent under Catholic
auspices. The fall programme will be found
in another column.
Tae MARIar CaHURCH I AIroms.-The
Most Rev. N. J. Perohe, Archbishop of New
Orleans, visited the church of the Holy Name
of Mary in Algiers, last Sunday afternoon, for
the purpose of administering the Saorament
of Confirmation. The zealous Fathers Ballan
ger and Brady had prepared forty-seven
children and four adults, about half of each
sex, for the reception of the Saerament
His Grace end the Rev. Clergy entered the
church in the usual processional order, the
ceremonies commencing at 3:30 P. a. His
Grace gave a fall and eloquent explanationaof
the Sacrament, end the effects of its worthy
reception, and then, assisted by his Becretary,
Very Rev. Father Anetaett and Rev. Father
BIsllanger and Brady, confirmed the fifty-one
candidates. After this, His Grace addressed
the children for a short time, urging them to
practices of piety and virtue, a crnstant deveo
tion to the Sacred Heart of Our Saviour in the
Blessed Sacrament, and advised them alwIrays
to seek the intercession of the most
Virgin and holy St. Joseph. He thea ga i
congregation his Episcopal Benediotion, and.
Father Anstaett gave the Benediotion of the
Blessed Sacrament, after whiob the procession
filed out of the ohuroh so i't had entered
through the main door.
In that portion of the "Life of Father
Duffy" whioh we publish to-day, is recorded
the history of his heroic self-saorifoe in behalf
of the people of New Orleans, during the terri
ble epidemic of 1853. His wonderful parseve
rance in the faoeof almost insurmountable oh
staoeles in establishing the spleadid paroobehial
soboola whloh are now, and haveboen for yers
Sthe lrof the parish, is also poetray IS
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