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ttrPLI5NXD BTRY SUNDAT MORNINO. 1WiUltEAN5, SUNDAY. APRIL 15. 17. g JAL.RDAN O TUE W n. A ....April 6-ceaan d unday after rhner O0 .,. Apritl 6-S Raselcas Virtsfod Martyr Aptl IT-f. Aeseetos Poees nd Martyr. dssi*pell is-Me. la~feie, Priest ...April 15--Rt. Ler.. IPoep April 10-Rt. Tosaioros QCsarsoer A...Apri111-8 I-St. e Iubop sad Doctor ig of Ohbuih h ci Ewster Colleetlss-Seond list. ofot ear se........... .. ................... $- 1-0 t 1dil (ltt iones Parish. . .................. 0 i Mgo ................................ .. sreo q Ae ~semte ......ay ................ ...~ Ic + Yates of Mary wxisrs) .................. 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C. not citi It is more easy to be walse for others then for eourseIres. for OUa NdxT sTonr..-lU the next isae of thle tea STArR we will cltnmene the pnblieation of a one beautifol new story, entitled "The lady of abc NTville Court." be: ----ra- - MoEvoyse Hibernica entertainmenot next be i Tuesday evening, 17th inst., in St. Patrick's the Hall, will e for the benefit of St. Vincent's prit HoDrns for boys. th - ---~-tot At the last Convention of Delegates of the Anltent Order of Idibernians, the reports sub- Eov mitted show the total number of members of be the Order oin the United States to be 472,078. the Mal Bigrht Rev. Dr. Conroy, Bishop of Ardaghb, dsa Iroeland, bea been chosen Apotolie Ablegate, I bwith fall powers to inquire into and solve weveral delicate questions that rhave of Iste the myear arisen between the secoiesiasticasl and slw ovil athorititee in certain parte of Canada. tilt) wit The new jury law of Florida provides that imy when the nature of any caee, civil or criminal, Tor require that a knowledge of reading, writing t it b and arithmetic, or either, is necessary to en able aejuror to nderstaeod the evidence to be pobo offered on the trial, i shall ho a cace of chal- uit Olengs if he does not possess soc qualiioations. thai S- - plot Upwards of Voc0 copies of Bislhop Gibbons'a d iI work,'"The Faith of our Fathemrs," have been al sold since its appearance three mnolths ago.C Orders are constantly being received by the n publishers froml all parts of the ountry for rage additional copies, asld over five houdred have worn already been disposed ef in England. afr - - - -- 01 Coid RAthaTlIN -Since the firsn t of this not month Ilis Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop, the b sadministered the Sacramolent of Conirmna h tion as follows: Thnorsday, ih, church at Jesunt's Hoed 22aby Ri Persons; ib by ; Sunday, rb, St. Thomas' church, Pint-a la- far Macbe, 13:1 persons; tU5s Wednesday, 11th, chapel of the Sistera of the robe Seored heart, New Orleans, 14 persons. jIst Thursday, 12th, st. Augustine's church, New coed Orleans, 102r persons. iuc SOciETY ST. VINCENT 'ar Rsu'I.-t'h. General Quarterly Commninnon of the memnbere of this save Society will take place this (Sunday) morning It at 1it. Mlchaels Chnrch, Annunciation Square, f ee Rev. T. Heslin, pastor, at the 7} o'clock Mass. the The general meeting wilt be held in the Morn- fron eng tsar 1hIl, 116n Poydrastreet, corner Camp, a teol at 5 o'clock this evening. Members are re- spir aided that to gain the Indulgence it is asso not sufilieOnt to receive Holy Coemmunion i hapa the morning, they must also attend the o eet- ruio lug in the evening. I FAIR FOR ST. e MICtlAI.'a Sctiteoc. -The at- RldIl tendsnce st this enrettaintment has eale poor is g duerin the east week. To enablo thres, to rnd h attend ivho haec not )tbt Irilt in sC mIap. benc re wicil and who par. ie P.Ore sBoo,. ti0,n one, onder It some obligation to giveat 1,.ast a littl,' a.. thui~t astauce to the pStor, the Fair will be coo-eive tinned every nioht duolti tile coming week. On Tuesday and Friday nights there wltl be()C variety entertainment~ to whi~lo an ad ,n iasolt i e fee of26C acute will becharg~ed foradnlte and to Anti cent. for chbildren under twelve years of age, 'a nects Thu WEEKILY C. T. At. IUicoos-Ussrsr. cmi~t O'Btrien A Oha~honey, who have been puYist- o lug the Total Abstinsese Journral for some years, have seen so many evidennee of the g~ood It ha aleompliahed and aove made it so great Ti a seoem, thsa they have reenlved to issue it weekly. The enbecniption price is fixed at the tamo low figure of .2 a lear; St for six months, and Though the Use..i is devoted mainly to the In. itree Meeset. of the Total Abstinene Slocieties, it1 intei gIves cronsiderable attention to genleral news, isI n Utertre. etc., and is both an Interestingt and fathe 1seelve paper. Subscriptioos may be sentI .doc e pebliehere, P. 0. Box 4070, New York, or flor a , asn Star office, or wili ribe reeived ton ~ ee~a f Soietes.jeete I': WhsIlrlies A Plesoe'a advsgliasemrt n Tb donhi iger, Priuce or Captive. 0. In the magnificent allocation of the Pope which we pqbllsh to day will be fsund the solemn declaration :"Never at Bome can his (the Pope's) position be other than tlhat of a Bowereign Prince or ofa captive." The ~r. reason for this is given in the following extract embodying the declaration : or No, no; oertaino It is that the Roman Pontiff sor l not and will not be in possessIon of fall liberty or fall freedom of action so long as he is the subject of others that rule in his own oIty. Never at Rome can his position be other t- -than that of a Sovereign Prinace or of a cap so ot Live; nor can the peace. security and tran '4 on quility of the Catholic Church ever ekist so R" 00 long as the exercise of the Supreme Apostolic e 8Ministry is snbjected to the conflicts of parties, s tshe caprice of those in power, to the unoocertain a2 Nt ties of political electLions, or to the schemes ' s° and proceedings of crafty men, who place ex . pedleucy beforejostice. ya It is, indeed, not desirable that the s is Pope shabonld be a cititzen of any country or u r the subject of any king. Already and y oftentimes Catholics in this very land have ' " been accused of being sabjects of a foreign 4z power, men incapable of true and loyal i 2s citisenshblp in the country of their birth or s o adoption, because of their devotion to the w head of the Church. The absurdity of this y little piece of bigotry is of course perfectly o manifest, when it is once said that alle 1o0 glance to one's Chuychii spritual and aPe a glance to one's country is political. Still Sthere might be some more plausible.reason Sfor discontent if the Pope were the willing 0 saubject of a powerfal foreign government. - It counld thef, be at least suspected that he Asoo would be a partizan of such government from that natural feeling of patriotic pre ein ference which every good man entertains the towards his own country. As an indepen dent power, chief of a distinct principality no matter how small, this natural tie could not bind him in any quarter capable of ex for citing j-alonsy. But the principal reason of the necessity for the I'Pope's poreonal indepet:1dence of any the temporal power is far more vital than the 1 a one just given and is found in the extract of above quoted. As a subject his liberty would be liable to constAtint. It is desirable that xt hbe should govern the Church according to k's the law of God, untrammeled by the ca it's priceof politicians. A heretic might here say that the Pope would not govern according he to the law of God nuder any clroumetances. ab- Even though that were true matters wounld of be made still worse if, added to his errors, the impiety or infidelity of an Atheistic or Mblahommedan ruler should throw the b darkness of its influence over his counsels. to, If, on the other hand, as Catholics hold ste the infallibility of the IHoly Ghost should ad clways keep him from error, still the hos tility of a controlling temporal power could without question immensely hamper and I tat impede his free intercourseo with the unti sl, i l vereal Church. In the providence of God i g oit has been arranged that the Church shall ° in be possess unity of organization as well as il- unity of faith; so there must be a head to ° is. that organization in order to give it com-f pleteuiess and full eil.aecy. But if that headi Sis imprisoned or otherwise prevented from having free communication with the r y Church, tIhe order of government is disar 0 or ranged and confusion must follow. The i re working of the system will be injuriously affected. Of couren we know that God's ends can is not be frustrated by men. It tie permits ° P. the natural working of his system of a Church government to be impeded be can easily counterbalance the harm thus done e by some unneusual ifsion of grace, but, so - far as human agoucy is concerned, this u must not be counted on. The impious h 1n rebels who have warred against him are just as criminal as though they Ladl sue w crseded, and faithful Christians are just as much obliged to battle for the rights of t'je a ai Church as though God were not going to a is save it independently of their efforts. r It is, therefore, the duty of Catholics to I .,, see, no far as they can have influence, that t . the Pope, the head of their Church, is free c n.- from the dictation and interference of the c p, temporal power in the due discharge of his c e- spiritual functions. Thbls he can never be is assured of as a subjtct. It might well p il happen that he would, under a certain ad- b it minietration of sonime kingdom or republic, a be hleft entirely unimpeded, but the inext t- administration might be b.terly domine-r- I or ing ntit Persecuting in his repaid. His ti to cotid ition therefore wold ho precarious, o I wtiilo it ou1'it til be stable and aeaurid. n or It fol;ows, then, necessarily and logically tI - thort some slot of the earth, and a coo- dI ' veniicnt ott, oughIt to be set apart for his li occupancy, entirely free from the control hi Iof every temporal pawer except his own. v 0 And what place luoro conveniient, what ir place more fitting front its dignity, its past n nets, its glorious basilica., its sacred asso- J] s citatione-wltat place more divinely indicat ed than Rome i ta id Compulsory Education. is The civil government, according to cer- tl tain enthusiasts, embodies all thefonctions as ,. and powers of tinman existence. It has in ra -. itself and of itself the right to control every oi Sintereat not only temporal but spiritual. It * s, Is not only ruler for the State, bat it is ol d father for the family and Pope for the con- It .1 science. It Is one grand and universal tutor w r for all the individuals composing the na ss d tion, who are supposed to be not only sub- Ia jeets bat imbeelles. it p This frightful doctrine of despoUam and w death ohieela matrally, to qgreat· er rles T extent, in very absolote adnarchies, where ot Pope divine right is supposed to have centered ig ad the all power in a certain farvored few as an nio o can appendage of their sacred persons, and to tal n that have left the vast multitude as the property a The and chattels of these privileged ones, or see wi very little better. But it seems strange ed that such views of government conld ever eq 'ontif gain any footing in a republic-a conatry f fall where, on tOe very theory of its social ret asha compact, all civil power comees directly thu ,own other from the people, whether originally from thu s ap GOd lornot. eni tran- Yet so it is. A majority may have just ist so stoalin as despotic ideas of its inberent power as a wh rties, Sultan or a Czar. Because civil society has ant leame a right to make and enforce regulations for by :e ex- citizens in their relations to one another, phi therefore it is inferred that it may even for the regulate the private interests of the indi- rab ry or vidoal, and, therefore too, it may go still lot and further and regulate his relations with God, has have If the State-whether controlled by a ip eign popular majority or by a personal despot- p oyal has the right to enforce education upon a the th or child, it has on the same principle the vi Sthe right to enforce upon a man its own ideas pat this of health, of physical development, of wit setly busines economy, of religion itself. If it can lle- can say to its children : "you mustl learn so ,a al'e- much of grammar," it may say to its men: era "till "you muast take somuch exercise, you must the aeon eat such and such food; you must venti- Un dling late your room in such a way,"etc. There cal rent, are plenty of little despots, enthusiasts for hal it he pet theories, furious riders of hobbies, who nent would like above all things to use the Gov- tO ioi pre- ernment as an instrument for forcing their sel aloe wisdom on a stoped setofignoramuses who sel thei pen- don't and won't know wioat is good for the pen ality themselves. They would soon have every advo uld body eating Grahanm bread and swinging the ex on the trapeze. a This furor of enforced, or compulsory, ac sity education is one of these hobbies, only it iesto any a vastly popuniar one. There are plenty of sole Sthe reilecting men, however, who see that it is eacli ract merely a good idea run mad,-tbat no mat- Uni )old ter how good a thing tihe education may and that be, the compulsory element is despotism B g to pure and simple. vies Ca- We are happy to find so able a polemic seea :say as the N. Y. Bun taking a rational view of imp log so grave a matter. So far as America isthai Ameic i of ces. concerned, we cannot believe that the of auld heresy of compulsory anything, except of a ore, honesty, is more than a mere mania, which peai c or has caught the people by surprise and will the disappear before the light of reflection. sett sels. Sunob articles as a recent editorial in the stt old Sun on that ensujrect will go far in the direc- w id tion of the sober second thought. We have who bol- room to cite the following fragments only: and )oldan A compulsory education law has for some and time existed in New York. e o of I ni- We learn from a report of the Sate Teachers' ed b Assrciation, that it is substantially inoperative T )od in the rural districts. The result will, of ball course, be deplored by those persons who be- is na lieved the measure essential toithe security and ever as well-being of the community; but there are to others, we need not say, who regarded the ex- men periment as a grave divergence from the true ing ti- funorion of government, and who therefore ead may not regret its partial failure. TI Oam One cormession to the governing power in a lish thle new and hitherto untried direction is sure to in f ear entail others by a,, inexorable and, so to speak, of n organuo law of adjustment and development. "T ihe Andl another weighty consideration is that, isly although andividuals may not de a particular bear thing so well, on the average. as oofficial funo- spec tionaries, it is yet desirable that it should be liam an- done by them, rather than for them, as a units means to the mental discipline of the commin- agai nity. If compulsory education laws have mis- open of carried in this and other States, it is because of ti can they are net summoned into being by a die- Abui tiect and decided public demand, but ran one counter to prilnciples which we believe the adm ,so American people are not prepared to discard cal th in favuor of theories fostering habits of en orosohment on the part of Government, and tio one habits of dependence in the governed. The are - Cler ar Playing with Fire. its Sas There is a chance now to really recon- theo t'ue struct, or restore, the Union. Thereis a pos- wool to sibility that the original order of rights and ItalJ .int relations may be reinstated, that the ani- t s to monities of cor flict may soften away, that Stat hlat the memories of wrong suffered by the to sbe ree South may be permitted to pass into obli- any the viotn and that, after all, the great war may intei his conme to an end in fact as well as in name. the be That possibility is now before the peo- age.' rell pie. Mr. Hayes lhas, on paper, committed Th ad- himself to its accomplishment and appear- the lic, ances seem to indicate that he meant what Texa ext he wrote. We are aware of the immense cento er- diflcalty of restoring a teal Union of sen nde hlis timnent and affoctioi after the events that is nO us, Irave taken plane. We know that in tire hme that man heart, ir'juries, such as thiase inflicted on fonre tly ti tse Soutthern States since tle war, rankle that un- dleeply. Such indignities, such contnmo as of iris lies, such brutal bullying as have been poser rol h'apsd upon the South and ground into its vn. very soul under the iron heel of a coonquer- appri hat ing section are oeually rever forgiven and aums set never forgotton. They constitute, hunranly the p so. speaking, the unpardonable sin. to th at- But we hope that there is ennugla of will 1 magnanimity in the Southern people to butio forget the past, even now. The North was D.D., smarting under the terriblegumillations of Aun er- the war. On their side was a population of the o ons say twenty-five millions-ia the Confede- intera in rated States about eight millions, of whom The I ary one half were negroes, leaving only four Holy It millions of whites. The actual proportion have is of fightiog populations stood therefore 24 blsho In- to 4 or six to one. All the advantages of have tor wealth, manufactures, arms, monitions, lallti 1a supplies of every kind, resources from oantI ib- abroad and foreign sympathy were also on gv t the side of the North. Their history elsew ad was, nevertheless, one of coastant defeat. that I tea Their armes, three and fear toonel t ensoe here numbers beyond their adversaries, were ered Ignominiously repulaed and sometimes anso a an nihilated. A campaign laughingly under d to taken as a six weeks' apree lengthened into erty a very bloody war of four years. The , or sequel is known. Echaustion accomplish soge ed what military prowess had bees n un ever equal to and the South ceased to fight. atry The magnanimity of our Northern breth icial ran in triumph was not more distinguslahed ctly than their prowess had been in war, and rom the indifferent soldier lapsed naturally enough Into the successful bully. Just Yet all that can be forgotten by a people as a who know that their own record is goods has and who are, to a certain extent, a9tuated 'for by the leading principles of the Christian her, philosophy. Union certainly gives national ven force and weight and is, therefore, a desi idi- rable thing provided it is not permitted to still interfere with local affairs and interests. It od, bas not, indeed, been worked on that prin a ciple since the war, but that is the original t principle of our national experiment and is in a the the only one permanently practicable. The e violation of that principle by Federal usur of pation, as to-day exemplified in Louieiana, f it will rever be long submitted to by Anmeri ocans. o There are certain good reasons for a gen n eral Union of North Amorican States, but nat there is no good reason whatever why that Union shabould control or interfere with lo ere cal interests. The people of each State rho have, on the contrary, very good reasons Sto suppose that their local affairs will be ov eir more sagaciously administered by them rho selves and under their own control than by for their neighbors or under the dictation of people a thousand or so miles away. The t''g advantages of Union are undeniable, but g they arenotnecessarily to be enjoyed at the seacrifice of local self government. There ry, is no inconsistency whatever between ab ' solutely iLdependent self-government in 'of each State and a strong, vital national at- Union acting within its legitimate limits at- and for its legitimate objects only. ay But our Northern friends, at present m visiting us on behalf of Mr. Hayes, do not ic seem to be deeply impressed with the of importance of this distinction. It may be is that they are in a dignified, leisurely sort the of way taking their time to end the misery apt of an expectant people, but it would ap ct pear to an ardent lover of his country that ch this is one of those occasions where a ill patriot would like to get things safely O settled as soon as possible. The national be instinct of popular government is deeply ac- wounded in the Presidency of a citizen ve who is believed not to have been elected, y: and the equally strong national instinct mw of local self-government is as deeply wound rs' ed by the Federal usurpation in Louisiana. yve The former of these sources of uneasiness of. e- is now past correction. The latter, how nd ever, can be settled from moment to mo Ire x- ment, and to dally with it seems like play 'ne lg with fire. ire The vies taken by some of the leading Eng a lish papers on the Pope's Allooution, published to in full elsewhere in these columns, is worthy sk, of no e. The London Saturday Review says:e n" The langnage of the last Papal Allocation jar beare a favorable comparison with some of the o- speebches recently delivered in the Italian Par be liament. Its author has a really strong case g. against the Italian Governmeet which has is- openly interfered with the ordinary working TO of the Roman Catholic Church. The Clerical on Abuses bill is designed to make the ordinary he administration of Roman Catholic ecolesiasti ird cal discipline imposalble, except in the con nd tinned prospect of fines and imprisonments." The London Spectator thinks that ' If the Clerical Abusees Bill is to pass in anything like its original form,it is quite clear that Cavour's n theory of 'a Free Church in a Free State' - would have to be completely abandoned in ad Italy, and there would be the gravest justice in the Pope's complaint that the liberty of the Church is a flation, and the usurpation of the at State a fact." And again: " If the Bill were he he to become law there would be a fair excuse for li any Catbolio Government which proposed to By interfere in Italy for the purpose of redeeming le. the Roman Church from its state of vassal 0- age." ed The A-e Maria says: *Toe Mission Church of I r- the Immaculate Conception, San Antonio, I at Texas, a grand old building, erected over a I se century ago and dedicated to OurB3leseed Lady Sunoder the title of her Immnaunlate Conception, c at is now going to ruin. We are glad to learn , that a pious gentleman of the Diocese has za formed a pr'ject fir its renovation in order le that the Holy Sacrifice may again be celebrated I a- as of yore within its hallowed walls. He pro- I 0 poses, with the aid of the oharitably-disposed, to erect within it an altar, and a statue of the t to lmmnaculate Conoeption. The plan has the a r' approval of Bishop Pellicor. A, the smallest t adms will be thankfully received, it will be in a ly the power of everyone to contribute something t to the good work-one whioh, we feel sure, t >f will be pleasing to our Blessed Lady. Contri. to butions may be sent to Rt. Rev. A. D. Pellicer, Ia D.D., San Antonio, Texas. 0 of Austria is now to have a "Catholic party,', Df the object of which will be to protect Catholio a s- interests and prevent un-Christian legislation. tO In The promoters have received a brief from the ar Holy Father approving of their object. They ?. ,n hase also secured the sid of the Prince-Arch. I 4 bishop of Vienna and other prelatee, and they ' ( have now issned an address to the Catholics of L all territories subject to the Austrian erown, ci nlaltling them to meet in conference in Vtenna a on the 16th of next month. When the aggres. ~ esie taotics of thelio~del faction in Austria, as d Y elsewhere, is called to mind, it will be seen ti *. that the new party has not been formed a day fI a t soog. were The Last Tribute. 8dero- The approaohling Joubilee of our Holy Father, odr- Pope Pius IX , wil prove, in all human probe d Into bility, the last tribute of affection and respecs The whihob the Cathollo Chnroh at large will pay to plib- her illaustrious Head, before the final one of her a un- sorrow and her tears. t. . This solemn probability, therefore, is well )reth- calculated to awakea in the hearts of all ilahed Christendom an earnest desire to testify once r, and more, in the face of the whols world, to the ,rdexalted worth and heroic virtues of their araly Supreme Pontiff and to their own nfaltering faith in the truth and justice of His cause. eople The long episoopate of Pins II. may be con goods sidered by worldliogs and soofirs as a human sated failure, for he stands before them a dethroned istian King, an imprisoned Pontiff, and a derided tional Priest. The triple diadem-the tiara of Pope desi- Stephen-has no significanoe for them to-day. ed to The Pope represents the Chnreh: and she, like to. It her illustrious Ruler, is tottering slowly but isurely, say they, to death and deosy. The prin- voice of Christendom refutes this falsehood, I ginal and the busy preparations now benlog made all I ad i5 over the Christian world for the celebration of The the anniversary of his episoopal consecration, I naur- prove that the Papacy in itself is a power in I iana, the land, and the Pontificate of Pins IX. in Teri- particular, is a glory and a success. From all quarters of the globe, tokens of filial ' gen- remembrance are being forwarded to the Great 1 , but Head of the Christian family, and on the 3rd of that next June the aged Pope will be made to feel h lo. that he Is still pontiff, father and ruler over State three hundred millions of loving, loyal hearts. I Manitoba, Australia, Sunny France, Catholic I S Canada-all are sending their tributes of love. I ill be some of these are the fruite of years of toil and I hem- affection, while others are tributes of money to I in by be offered by the pilgrim bands of a large n of number of the faithful. The Around his throne willatand representatives I but of every nation upon earth, and before his feet It the will be laid gifts from every clime. In this 'here proud and happy gathering we hope the United S kb- Statee will prove no laggard in her love, no t in niggard in her offerings I This youngest darling e itiof the Faith, this favored land where Pins 1I. a nal has declared himself to be most truly Pope P smits because most free to exercise the functiouns of P his spiritual power; this strong Republio :seet which has grasped the wisdom of the Cardi- i' not nalate before it reached a century of years; I the this vast country whose mountains, lakes and iI y be streams are marked by names that fell, like P sort flowere, from the Cross borne by its early dis- f1 sercoverers and settlers. BaSurely this part of ti ap earth will not be found forgetful when the tl that Holy Father's day of happy memory comes t1 round I it !e a Love's last tribute should sorely be a noble e4 fely one, and when the world itself presents a gift, 0o onal there should be no flaw in its completeness. fa eply The United States will have no pilgrim band it izen before the Pontif's throne; but if she cannot P ited, go in person to pay her homage of veneration, P inct let her at least send a noble offering which tl and- shall redound to her Father's glory and her hi ana. own. pa ness Lonisiana is a part of this great land. The bi tow- Cross stood upon her shore beside the banner as mo- of her first explorer, and her very laws were ay Catholic, over a hnndred years ago. Her do- at main extended from the monath of her great ni river, northward to the lakes and weetward to v4 Eng- the Paciflo Ocean, and all this territory was CI shed take.-n possession of by a Catholic hero in the F arthy name of a Catholic king. Although a wilder. et layse: nos of unexplored wealth, she was rich in hi ition faith and true in devotion to Peter's chair. oe f the In 1803 she was wedded to the Union, and ar Par- her dower being larger than all the possessions lei case of the States, it was declared that "the acqui- to bas sition of Louisiana raises the United States to king a place among the First Powers of the earth." rioal It ii only meet, then, that having given so nary proud a rank to this young Republio, she (N isti- should nobly do her part in the homage paid ev cOJn- by it to that venerable throne to which she has of ate." ever proved most loyal. to] the Let her also remember not only the heroism wi like of Pius IX during the long years he has stood jet ant's before the world, but also the worth of the tie ate man and the sanctity of the Christian. In ore d in notle deeds and hbumble virtues his name tal tioe shines undimmed by envy or detraction. The hit the parity of his life, the nobility of his heart, the int the generosity of his hand, have found admirers in of rere the Pratestant rulers of Europe and in the str fur sococessors of Mahomet. fl d to When war desolated the South, he kindly gri ingR wrote, even as St. Peter might have done, in Ithe sal- the interests of peace and humanity, urging fee upon the leader of our people the principles of nn b of moderation and Jeustice, and praying that God's Th nio, blessings might rest upon our hearts and jets r a homes. up ady Let Louisiana, then, be zealous in this work roe. on of reverence for a great Pope and a good man, cr0 arn and let her part in the Jubilee offering be not has noworthy neither of herself nor of him. ten der When the world gathers around his death- larj tied bed, as soon it most, according to human calc- of 1 pro- lations, to sing lhis praise and exalt his virtnes, to I led, may our country, and cur section in particular, boil the be consoled by the thought thast while he lived, cro0 the she bonurcd his greatness and reverenced his of 1 lest name, and that on his happy Jubilee she was Sin among the foremost to pay him love's last ing tribute of filial regard and gratefol remem- a ic Ire, branoe. and tri- and ter, GaRMANY ANOD ALSAC-LORRMINK.-M* Be- Poe, sancon. Deputy of Mets to the German Reich- she stag, drew on Monday a pathetio pictureof the of 1 tos conscquences of annexation to that city. There in t are 3000 empty houses, and the value of prop olic erty has jallen from 90,000,000 marks to 40,000, Eni ion. 000, while the failores increase every year, yet Uni the the tax assessments remain the same. Thou- ro sands of "oprant s" are being expelled, amidst hey " despair of which yonu an form no idea." M. for I ch- Beancon entreated his hearers not to pass eqa bey snob distress coldly by, and had the courage maui to propose that Germany should restore Alesae 5 Lorraine, whose national sentiment, as the rail Sn, elections showed, remained onohangeable, and rec, na thus carry out a great act of national recon- mom ciniation. "Then would all the burdensome wa' war preparations cease" and nations cease to plie ,as distrast one another. No reply was made to Cit] men this speech. but it is a symptom of a ehauge of Lei( feelig io Germany that It could be made as lay all without aess of treason. Veanie had to wait f reta aes. - I - -~ a. 'I JATm risox maw a ----- er, Naw laua, LA, Aprilktgl, b . Witsr MoalagStar, 0t Thinking-a few items from this section wpaj Sto be of interest, I age this poor eats to 4e her soribe a few of thi religles observaes ag holy week, buslaes baving eompelle4 es ,ell halt at this place durg ay peregael1. all through Attakapas.hle e at the em stoe time afforded me a fse opportunity to g bthe that the anneal season of fasting ad pra rir was nowhere more devoutly observed thsae ug New Iberia. The large numbe of oommL ceants speaks well for the spirit of piety 'wl n. pervades and I. gradually growig in ti an community. Men who for the past eight ed ten years knew not what were the eo ed effeota of approaching the BHoly Saerem pe were this year seen supplicating the Pather iy. Grace and Moery. he This brings me to Boly Thursday ia1 ,at Peters', which presented a sight not to bee he forgotten by devout Catholics, where the 11e id, and sinew of the population, to the number all several hundreds, received Boly Commulies of in company with a large number of ladies aM )n, children, the men beinglargely In the m in So thronged was the seered edifie that thi in was not sufficient standing room for the sea. gregation, and large numbers could be ass lal outside with uncovered heads, almost flt ,at the enclosure in front of the door. For to of days preceding Easter BSunday the Rev. Ih ,el Booker, 8. J., of Grand Cotean, preach4 l . er lish sermons daily at 7 P. x. The heour ts. propitions a large congregation regula lie thronged the churoh long before the expeeas re. time arrived. The closest attention was g ad to the Rev. Father, and each succeeding to saw an increased attendance. The serms ge doubt influenced in a great measure the lage number of men who approasobed the easta. es ments for the first time in so many long yam, et A most noticeable fact was the presenes a is quite a number of Protestants of varieus id nominations, whose attendance was regal, to And I might further add, in proof of the later. ig eat manifested in these English sermons by all Sclassese and denominations, that at the seleof e pews on Easter Sunday several Protestan of procured pews in the church. is Whether as a sign of better times, ores i- improved religious feeling amongst tbhe q; I know not, although I am incolined to tie d latter belief, the pews sold on Easter BSanday :e prodnuced a very satisfactory result, reallslag I folly one-third more than last year, and still ,o there were not sllufficient pews to acommodas e the number who desired to purchase. Although a the church is large for a country towa It inadequate td the accoommodation of the e congregation; and I learn that the good t, of this place contemplate having a bease fair at an early day for the purpose of d ing and otherwise beautifying this ediafice, ,t Pastor, Rev. C. Jacquet, has made many , provements and additions during the pasty h the most noteworthy being the purchase f ,r handsome new organ, a new roof and painting of the steeple and ontside of e building, which greatly improves its ap ,r aSooe. e Church affairs in Charenton, Isle Piq and Bt. Martinsville are very encouraging, * number of communicants in each place o very large daring Easter week. The churchb at s Charenton, administered by that good priest e Father Ponchon, is now, I believe, witheut .exception the most beautiful on the Tecbh, 1 having been recently decorated with some os cellent scriptural paintings by that well-known artist of your city, Mr. E. Humbrecht, and I learn that St. Martinsville will shortly be able to boast of his skill as an artist. Yours, etc., ArrITAxraP TRAvEl.a. A FOUNTAIN ON A SPIRE.-The Virginia (Nev) Enterprise of March 6th says: "Last evening, albunt 4 o'clock, the eyes of hundreds of persons on the streets were directed to the top of theb spire of the new Catholic church, where was seen a fountain spouting numerous jets high in the air. A large iron pipe is ears ried up through the steeple and up the large cross nsurmounting the same. The pipe then takes the form of a cross, behind which it is hidden, and from holes perforated at proper intervals the jets are sent up. From the top of the cross and from the end of each arm large streams asocend to the height of about twenty five feet, and between these are thrown ups great number of smaller jets. The height of the top of the cross from the ground is 170 feet, and last evening, the air being calm, the numeroeus jets spread out in the shape of a fano. The rays of the deolining sun fell upon the jete and spray at just the proper angle to light up and bring out the whole in a beautifal roreate glow whiob surrounded the top of the cross like a glory. This novel fountain w5a not constructed for mere ornament. It is in* tended for use, in oase of the breaking out of a large fire, as a proteotion to the spire and roof of the church. It is hut the work of a momeat to turn on the water and drench the spire. The height to which the water is thrown above the orcss shows the great force of the water works of the city." Four thousand five bhndred miles le rather a long journey for a child not fie years old a undertake alone. Maggie Woods, aged foe and a half, has, however, says the Liversd Post, acoomplished this feat. Six months she was left an orphan at Chicago bythe of her father and mother. Her only in the world Is an aunt, livlnet BStookportis England. This lady communicated with United States Consul in Manobhestr, w wrote to Chioago and had arrangements malt for sending the child to England. Maggie we equipped for the journey, and traveled a thos sand miles to New York nnder the care of 5 railway conductor. At New York she was received by strangers, who entertained he for some days, and on the 8d iast placed her, sep* plied with toys and amusements, on board the City of Richmond, under the oars of Captaln Leitoh and the stewardeas. She was ld safely on the arrival of the steame at Livar* pool,and given over to her auil , .....·..