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2 -+ ,-'----- _-" 73 "-_ S UrrWuraNp. sUNDAY, JUNM o. t7. S.DA 01 TIai WElf. S- e Jel..... J -Or--owd uav after Pet.esOet. , - o w "rearst of the Ddieats of al the Sh Je o11-. l ieesl Aostrte. S Jnoome fo1r-5 4se o. Lo seH Docter of e .. Juae ls-at.Joh Y aia raer. - eek Notiorn rowded out this week. ' tl t o'clock thie Sunday morning the delidem of the perih of 8r. Franoei de Sales will mak their lret Communion. e Archbhishop of Avignon bha carried with A.lm to Rome, for preseontation to His Holiness, Sgolden buheart containing the Peter'o Peoce of Tuesday nest. Nest Sunday evenaing, Jane 17th, the Rev. J. O. tte, of St. John'e, will deliver an ad ess in 8t. Peter's church, 3d Districot, under the asfplees of 8t. Peter's Total Abstinence Seblety. Admiselon fee. The contributions from Ireland to the Holy Pather amounted to $190,000 on the ooasion of his Jubilee. Most of this, of course, came oem the poor, although there were a few large .deations, one Wioklow farmer sending, it is seM, $6000. CoruuxnATIows.-Lest Sunday morning His Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop of New Or eans, confirmed 198 persons in 8t. Joseph's Church, and the same day at 3:30 o'clock in ,N evening he administered the sacrament t1ie1 persons in the Church of the Immaco p Cnoeeption. _____ - , : Sunday, the Very Rev. S. Raymond, s c. 0., celebrated Solemn High Mass in the ' teh of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, ClOiborne atreet, Rev. Father Borias, pastor. The distingulished Dominican, Father Man ame, delivered an elcquent sermon. The v -hurch was crowded. ii ert Reel reform has commenced in East Carroll o perish, as will be seen by the following reduc- El tens In the salariee of offiiole: as Last 7P1r. r. Parish reasurer-.............. " ,i, I *ut c d Crlilmal Aberl(..ff............. ISOO on 41 t hsark et the Ceoum............. .n , ,o 4, t( Persh Attorney............... 12Wu isi 201 lok PolceJury .............. t40o at 7, to 1171e o f ed ..........................t4tS U)p The Sciet.ife American says that there reems re tobe reason for the hope that the homan voice If maybe readily transmitted between Europe and th Amerwio by means of the telephone. The m Operator expresses the opinion that it may, of perhaps supersede the Morse system, to asme to exteet, for private lines and the like, and, po- so sibly, pay be utilized somewhat in forwarding cp press rport, but for regular commercial tele graphing it does not appear to poesse, as it now stands, any advantages. w ---is Last Teesday a very pleasant picnic was re given in the woods near McComb City, to the to children of the Sunday school, by Mrs. Brown w and Miss N. Tobin and Mies. M. Tobin. The l children, of whom there were about fifty, en- ar joyed themselves immensely during the day in an picking blackberries and plmes which grow rwild in great abundance in the neighborhood a° and in swinging, dancing, and croquet playing at ti the shade of fine old oaks. In the evening hi additional zest was given to the amusement of ti the little ones by the arrival of their parents jo and the shades of night were faliling before the th happy orowd diepersed. The Congregational Union. of Noew York, c~ wee organized in 1853, for the purpose of col- Ia eooting funds to disseminate Congregational dootrinee and build church edifices. With bitter irony a secular paper remarks that the to Union "has done a great work." It proceede N to give the result of its great work thnq: se 'There was collected in 177 for the church tr building fund of the Society $17 103 67, L from which deduct $9,770 e0 for salaries, etc. " used up in collecting it, and we have the not I very conuederabhie sum of $7,739 71 as the net b distribution fund. It will be seen that every i one who gives one dollar nominally towards lb the church building fend, gives 56 cents of it for salaries, stationaryeto, and 44 cents to help pet up bcouse of worbship. ho bu Tas ExconRsoN T THU J'rrlg8 NEXT 8UN d. DIAT.-The finel arrangements for the excur- w sao to the Jetties, in aid of St. Vincent'e Rome have been completed, and now nothing emainsl to bedone but to sell the limited num ber of tickete that have been issned. We say limited be6auose only a certain number of per _eos can be comfortably accommodated on any O boat and the gentlemen in charge of this ex cureion have determined to make it so pleasant so that the excursioniste will be a·nxious to go tic agai bonhould another appeal be made. Con- tic -idering the great importance to us of the to National work now going on at the month of the river, and the instruction and pleasure to be be'derived from a trip down the lower Miu aIslppi, there should be no difiloolty in die- o posing of a suriioient noumber of tioket. to make jn the bexouorion a financial success. The only br diMoeulty we can porslbly see is the general He poverty of our people, bhut even this trouble Au valehes when the oliet of the excursion is mc e-naidered. Our people are poor, but they are p, agttoo poor to give a dollar now and then to th orphans; and, in reality, every one who ml gaec this excursion gives alms to the orphan o g·g di. Vincent's Home, one of the moost - f car oharitaLble laUtitaon. tr 2!'*. ?"*I· ****s?"R ** er.f Bon. R. W. Thompson. It appears that the Hon. R. W. Thomp son, now Seeretary of the Navy, in the Cabinet of Mr. Hayes, has written a book. This book was written before Mr Thompson mt. was appointed Secretary, indeed it was * published during the campaign of the late Presidential election. The book has pro r, bably no merit, because its author has no force. It was gotten up as a Know-Noth ing document and published In the interest of Mr. Hayes. Its title is "The Papacy and the Civil Powers." he The work has met its reward and Mr. Il Thompson is Secretary of the Navy. The book though in itself worthless affords an th indication of the affinities of the Republican 0. party. It also gives some clue to Mr of Hayes' allnities, since he has taken its author to his bosom. Therefore, though Mr. Thompson's "Papacy and Civil Power" IP Is not worth reading, it is sufficiently a 0 historical land mark to be worth knowing e something about. To know something about it, and a good deal abouat it, In fact sil .. about it, one need only peruse a pretty. I. little brochure written by Rev. Father tr Weninger S. J. entitled "Reply to Hon. It. ie W. Thompson, Secretary of the Navy" end Q which may be had of the publisher, P. C O'Shea, New York. Comparisons are not popular, and, there e fore, we shall not say that Father Weninoger s is superior to all other writers since St. ' Thomas Aquinas ; we merely say that be is so in our opinion. We do not undertake to maintain that proposition just here and now, but we offer in proof of it the tract in question. Read it, and say what is left of o Thompson. In fact it is a compendium of s controversy; it demolishes not only P Thompson, but all the other small fry of ' anti-Catholic casuists. The only argumeent against truth is always either error or C falsehood. So far as misconstruction of Bible texts goes, that may be charitably supposed to be only error, but it has ceased to be much of an elemert in the contro versy of the present day. All the soph iams which once had vogue and which really obscured the ordinary intelligence P of men in its view of such questions, have now been so thoroughly exploded that they are no longer put forward with the confl- i deuce and good faith which once cLarac terized their use. But errors in fact stand on a different footing. They are, as a general thing, ui simply falsehoods, knowingly and im of podently advanced. They are the last as refuge of bad faith and are most un- in sparingly resorted to. The reason of re this is clear. Every man has a Bible ; few so men have a historical library. Every man of good sense, after the thorough discussion b to which every text has by this time been ril submitted, has a good idea of the dil e culties of the situation. He had, in each t instance, but one text to read; the balance of was rtlection. On the other Land history is all fact, no argument; all reading, no it reasoning. It is the field of a man of let- m ters; biblical discussion is simply the at work of a man of sense. Thousands of ki lying assertions against the Catholic Church fr are set afloat. Reading a verse in the Bible p, and pondering over it will not illuminate in any one of such points; history, reading, pi study alone can do it. But how many have an opportunity for this. In the mean to time learned men, eloquent men, men en- al joying the admiration and confidence of m the masses ressert certain slanders as facts. O What can the people do tr Th(y can read Father Weninger's books, re commencing with the pamphlet above al- w lnded to. ti The Rev. author, in that little tract, treats of a wonderful number of subjects. bh Not content with defending the Church, he s shows up the infamous practices and doc- be trines of the first Reformers. He refers to B Luthes's work "'De Servo Arbitrio", T " Slave Will," as opposed to Free Will. w He shows how Luther taught that man acts to by Irresistable impulse only, according as es God or Satan overpowers his will, und shat the Ten Commaadmsets are not bvoding on be Christians. He shows how Melanctb'on br held that " man can of himself do nothing to but sin;" how Calvin says: " We call pre- lo destination the eternal decree of God by Cl which some are appointed for eternal sal w vation, others for eternal damnation." tb When speaking of Henry VIII and Eliza- hi beth, he merely quotes .the language of Ti Cobbett, an accepted English, Protestant t authority. w The ltv. writer finds space for a band some notice of Mr. Thompsuon's proposi- th tion that the Church is inimical to civiliza- it tion and to Republican Institutions. As of to civilization, he shows that every nation to or tribe that has ever been redeemed from be barbarism received the boon at tihe hand 5p of the Catholic Church, and hlie defies the naming of a single one that has ,be iien i brought to civilization by Protestantisnm. le He touches on the question of our North wl American Indians and shows that the an money squandered by the Government on wl Protestant missions, and diverted to private th emolument, would enable the Catholic th missions to save and civilize the remnants in of these unfortunate aborigines. He con- to trasts Copernleaus with Newton, and France or Belgiums with the retrograde eivilisation wi -u charging the Churchb with hostility to Re publicantsm, how beautiful, bow cogent, how unanswerable his refutation! Oatho kic means. "for all,"-people as well as prince. The Magna Charter was wrested by Catholic barons and bish pspa from a King. And the great principles of the American Constitution are trans ferred bodily from that noble ianstrument. America takes its name from a Catholic. t Catholics peopled America long before the Pilgrims took shipping. The Revolution came on and there was no distrust of Catho lics; it was not Catholics who were known as Tories. The little Republic of San Marineo Is thirteen hundred years old; it is Catho lic; it is in Italy. Venice was a Republic before Luther was born. The Popes show no marked predilection for royalty. Never was tnere a Pope who was the son of a Prince or Monarch; many a one was the son of a peasant. From the beginning the hand of royalty has been against the Church, and the Church, on her side, has always strenuously maintained popular rigbts against usurpation and op pression. In our own day the Pope has shown his sympathy with our form of Gov ernment by creating a Cardinal in this country. In fine, says Father Weninger, specify the place, the time the occasion when the Church opposed the Democratic form of Government; point out the Pope, the Bishop, the Priest, the Catholic layman who ever wrote a word against our Consti tution. The Rev. auther's treatment not only of this subject but of many others is unano swerable, and we heartily commend the purchase and study of this little work to every one who wishes to have an intelli gent and accurate mastery of the ordinary controversial topics of the day. Menth of the Sacred Heart. The genius of Christianity embelishes everything it touches, and transforms the most trivial details of man's existence into a permanent and unfailing good. The poetry of Truth,-in whose practices worldlings see only mummeries-throws a charm over even the passing hours of life, and seizes upon them as they cluster into days and months so as to form stations, as it were, of love and piety, along the path of the revolving years. The month of Jane thus stands before us, consecrated to the glory and worship of the Sacred Heart, while its burning days are made typical of that ardent love which inflames the heart of Jesns, and of the cor responding tenderness which should con same the hearts of men. Pagan antiqnity with all its wonderful beauties of symrbolism and all its gorgeous ritual of mysteries, can offer nothing which equals in grace and grandeur, in simplici ty and sublimity, this beautiful devotion of the Sacred Heart ! The lowliest intellect can comprehend its touching mean:ug, while the profoundest mind remains in ecstacy before its divine and ineffable mystery. The lisping child knows that he can implore all blessings from a Saviour's open heart; while the Pontiff of al: Christendom, with the same nobounded trust, invokes its powerful protection and confides in its eternal love. Its very name is sublime, for it teaches all that man may hope for, and all that God can give. It recalls the mystery of Bethlehem and the glory of Olivet. It is a compendium of the doc trine of the Incarnation, and of man's redemption. It draws men's hearts to wards it by a human title, and secures their services ty a divine significance. Sacred Heart ! Could any other name be found which so entirely expresses the sympathy between God and man, the union between the creature and his creatorT But it is more than a name-it is a reality. The S cred Heart lives and throbs to-day with all the tenderness it displayed at the tomb of Lazarus, with all the yearning it evinced when questioning Peter's love. There is indeed a man in the highest heaven who is our kinsman, friend and brother, but this man is God-our God, to whom our hearts appeal with human love and with divine adoration; for the Church teaches that "the Sacred Heart which we adore, is the human Heart that the Son of God took from the substance of , his mother and in taking it,'deified it. St. Thomas adored the Incarnate Word in the ,anifestation of His Five Sacred Wounds; we adore Him also in His Sacred Heart." But apart from the dogmatic aspect of this devotion-a most important one, as t is the test of a true faith in the mystery of tie Incarnation-earnest believers love to dwell upon its wondrous charm and beauty, and to reflect how closely it re sponds to all their hopes and aspirations. Oar Saviour himself bade us learn from Him, from hisa Sacred Heart, the great. lessons of meekness and humility, lessons which the world, at large, will not learn, and which it sneers and scoffs at in those who do. Christians, however, must follow the teachings of their divine Master, and - he method He lhas been pleased to adopt i order to conform the lives of all men to to His own, is that of the Sacred HearS. It is in a special manner the Book in which all who look, mare sore of goldaence. ~!,c~~a~~~.i i~f~~,~~t! a- foundation for countless forms of un it, belief. o The Church is tke living voice of God, all and as it has interpreted the revelations as of the Sacred Heart, we have but to turn h- the pages to see inseribed the lessons of es humility, charity, love of the cross, con a- sideration for others, self-abnegation, cam it. passion, mercy, all the virtues dear to Him c. who intercedes for ns. e As the days of June pass on into that ir in revocable past from which we can not 3- snatch one single moment, let them aeeoa s mulate words, thoughts and actions so io agreeable to the Sacred Heart that we may - ind them all awaiting as within that bless ic ed Future which is to be one endless June of worship and of praise. n o Reception and Prcfession. y Though the Order of Mercy has besen a established in this city only some eight a years, its progres has been wonderfuL Its r works have been multiplied on every hand, d and its ranks have swollen with constant - accessions of young, active, s alone aspirants a to the service of God. That a young plant should strike root-so vigorously and un r fold its growth so rapidly and luxuriantly during sueh arid times as have arrested all general progress for several years back san be attributed to nothing but the special pro teotion of Providence. The last addition to the membership of tbis beautiful Order was made on Saturday, June the 2nd, when Miss Anna Woolfolk, (Sister Mary Raphael), and Miss Elis, O'Brien, (Sister Mary Bernard), made their final vows of pro fesmion, while Miss Rose O'Rorke, (Sister Mary Elisabeth,) and Miss Mary Heffernan, (Sister Mary Juliana,) were received as postulants. Rev. Father Faivre, C SS.R., cfioiated in the religious ceremonial, assisted by Rev. Father Meagher, O.C.C., of Padnuah, and Rev. Father Weldon. Father Meagher addressed the young lady candidates in language which must have forcibly impressed, not only them, but the numerous friends and invited guests who bad assembled to witness the ceremony. His text from 2nd, Cor., was happily chosen: "Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord " and I will receive you." There can be no doubt. said the Rev. speaker, that there is a religious vocation, that is, a call to a life of perfection. An instance in point is found in the case of the young man whom our Lord advised to sell his property and distribute the proceeds among the poor, giving him at the same time an invitation to come and follow him. This young man had always lived in comformity to the command ments, but he was told that there was some thing still more perfect than the command ments, something that he was merely advised to do. He was even invited to follow Christ aud devote himself to his special service. This was a vocation and one which, unfortu. nately for its recipient, was rejected. Another distinct invitation of the same sort was that given to Mary, sister of Martha. Hap pily that vocation was responded to, and the Master himself congratulated Mary on having chosen the better part, which should not be taken away from her. Father Meagher in elcquent words spoke of the sacrifice of natural ties and aspirations entailed by accepting this glorious invitation of Jesus Christ. Its sacritice is complete but its fruits are most joyful even for this life. Still it is but a phase of human life. It is a world whose atmosphere is not less charged with lightning and tempest than that which has been abandoned. The true soul must be tried, the well-beloved child chastened. The beautiful sentiment of the address, the exquisite taste of the altar, the solemnity of the ceremonial, the tenderness of the music and the rapt interest of attendant spectators conspired to work an impression which time will hardly erase from the minds of those who were present. The Golden Jubilee of the Holy Father in the Fourth District. The third of Jane, 1'77, the semi-centen nial anniversary of the Holy Father's Episco pal consecration, was indeed a day of joy and jubilee, of grace and benediction for our deve ted fellow-Catholics of the Fourth District. Perhaps no where in America or certainly in no other parish of the ci y and diocese, did the f venerable Head of the Church receive more to- J kens of loving devotion and boundless entha- I siasm. s The festive day, the like of which the Churchb and world have never witnessed, was preceded t by a Papal triduum, during which crowded t services were held morning and evening in I the three Redemptoriqtob churches. Frommorn ing till night the worthy Fathers were in the confessionals, in order to satisfy the thon- t sands of fervent penitents who wished to offer t up a Holy Communion for their beloved spirit- I nal Father, Pope Pins the Ninth. That all I might be done in proper order and without I confusion, separate days and hours were ap. t pointed for the general Communion of each sex. The women approached the Holy Table on Saturday, and the men on Sunday, each I sex appearing in a body. It was edifying to observe that the men by far ontnumbered the t women at these general Communions. His '1 Holiness himself, could he have seen the long, a serried ranks of stalwart men that approached r the holy sacraments in bis behalf, would have v owned that he has no where more devoted I and fearless champions of his august person 7 and rights than in the Fourth District of our Crescent City. Indeed, the old faith has not 5 yet died out in our land, thanks be to God! I The solemn To Deum and Benediction or-. dared by our Most Rev. Archbishop, were chanted in the most impressive style after the main service of the day, amid the joyous peals v of organ and bells from every choir and tower. loguDat anad impaeoed eulogies were prn a- Pontifling, by the Rev. Fathers Glmae , Lamy, Neithart, and Lelmgrober. It was easy d,to see that every word came fresh and straight from the lnmost heart of thesw pathetle r orators, and awakened correspondlng emotions of of faith and love in the devoted heart of every listener. Many eonfeased that they bad neve before heard from mortae lips each "thoughlt n that breathe and words that burn." SThus the enthasiasm of the sealone pastora commonicated itself to their devoted looks, r- and the latter were not slow to exhibit the ot ardent faith that burned within them. In - faot, they even surpassed the elergy in out ward demonstrations of undying love and fidelity to the Holy Father. Already on Saturday evening hundreds of houses were gaily dsoorated with pioturee and tranepa renoiee of the Pope, with wreaths and gar lands of evergreen, with mottoes and in seriptions suited to the occasion, and with in numerable Papal flags, intermixed with United r Stoates flag, Irish flags, French ags, German t flags, and fags of almost every country under ts the snn, to show that allnations are but one in 1, Christ ead His boly ~hureh under the inftslli It ble guidance of His divinely commiamioned s Vioar, Pope Pins the Ninth. ,t But the great event of the day war the t. grand illumination ,and display of fire-works y in the evening, for which a special permit d was gracionsly accorded by his Honor, Mayor a Pillsbry. At 8 o'clock in the evening, as the h. congregatiouns issued from the obhurches where they had assisted at the solemn To Deem and a Benediction, their astonished gazes were fairly t e dazzled by the enchanting scene that greeted r them on all ides. As far as the eye coueld r reach, nearly every window and gallery was a ,. laza with rows or pyramida of lighted y candles, Chinese lanterns, Papal transparen r oies, and other luminones devices. Conspicuous among the long rows of illuminated buildings e a were the Convent of Mercy, the 8t. Joseph's r Asylum, the Brothers' Convent, St. Mary's BoJ e' School, St. Mary's Girls' School, and the residences of Messrs. Antoni, French, Garoi, B Rioge, Molitor, Connolly, Joyce, and of Mes. dames Williamson, Murphy, Mattaxa, 8aner a wald, Constant, and others too numoronus to mention. The residences of Mr. Philip Antoni and Mrs. Williamson were decorated and illumi nated without regard to labor or expense, and attracted the concentrated attention of thou sands who lingered for hours before them. To Mr. Antoni's praise be it said that he was h evidently the central figuye of the evening, and, as in former years, the acknowledged a head and front of the entire Papal celebration. He had worked for months like a beaver, and was determined to yield to no one the palm of devotion to the Holy Father. That he sue ceeded, need hardly be stated. Yet, although d his triumph was complete and his heart over. flowed with hbappiness, be bore his honors with becoming Christian meekness. However, the illumination was but a part of the general programme. During two hours i night seaed turned into day. Fire rockete, fire wheels, Bengal fire, Roman candles, and every description of fire-works were incessantly a discharged from the streets, from the towers and from the tope of houses. r Messrs. Schaefer, Jochum, Ranch, Antoni, b Schutten, Poelman, Voelker, and others conducted this part of the programme ti with such skill and effect that all were ti delighted and no one was hurt. The surging throng in the streets around the churches numbered at least ten thousend who h gave cheer upon cheer for the Holy Father. Prof. Froeba's excellent braes band-all prac tical Catholics-enlivened the scene still forther by the most stirring martial airs. The intervals were filled up with most lovely songs by the boys of St. Mary's High School, under H the able leadership of Brothers Heitz, Joseph, i and Henry, of the Society of Mary. Between the band of lively musicians and the chorus of ml well-trained songsters, it was hard to decide which of the two evoked the greater enthusi- ea aem ou the part of the charmed listeners. The di result was that the playing and singing, the firing and cheering, lasted without intermis sion till 10 o'clock, when all went home, sat- at isfied that the 31 of June, 1877, was one of the ra happicat days of their lives. m Society Notes. ps S. AiLPoNaos' TrAL ABsTINENCE SOCIETY. di The members of this Society, as also those of sa: other parochial organizations, received Holy fo Communion in St. Alphoneus' Church last th Sunday, in celebration of the Holy Father's fal Jabilee. In the evening the Society held its regular monthly meeting, which was well ad attended notwithetanding the heat and namer. ey one out-door attractions. After the transac- pr: tion of the usual business, several new members pr were admitted, and our popular friend, Mr. so Frank McElroy, was elected Finanoial Seore- tou tary, which office he will fill with his accus tomed promptitude and fidelity. Father Giesen, wi the Spiritual Director of the Soclety, stated ha that he had determined to disncus briefly but feo fully the question of intemperance, dividing of bim subject under the following heads: lst, The He Drunkard, as the enemy of his body; 2d, as he the enemy of hie soul; 3d, as the enemy of his joi family; 4th, as the enemy of his God, and 5th, he: as the enemy of the Commonwealth. The Rev. he Father then delivered a most instructive ad- ma dress on the drunkard as the enemy of his body, I treating the subject in a scientifoic manner. all The four other branches will be taken up con- the secutively in the order named at the fnour next mc monthly meetings ef the Society. Gentlemen, cou whether members of the society or of St. Al- mi phonsues congregation or not, are invited to be to' present at these meetings. The New Orleans Catholic Total Abstinence ral Society meets this evening in the Morning Star pri Hall, and St. Theresa's Sooiety in its Hall on dou Erato etreet. res The attendance at the Communion of St. the Joseph's Total Abstinence Society last Sunday, was very large. en In Wyoming women igible to offes and nu .de't femta e S A AWEz' BrziiZ tht In 8t. Stephen's Pash, there was. i, Tuesday a beautiful manlrastation of love devotion on the pat of the padreioas . wards the revim nd Pastora ev. A 4 who, after many labeIeoue earsf apir ministry, was about to tske his depsure tr Europe. Under the muaagement of Mrj,&. Foamier, the sleader i every pea i enterprise uadertakem la ea. L the gregation of 8. 8tephean i .th ' A Sfriends of the sealos pr e aemha ' 8tephen's Hall on the eveales of Jane 5th make the last hors of their father's N among them a festival e loeve sad a mmesia of devotion. It was the 89m i g10 a father and his family, of a Slue t sat a flook, of a friend and his belpe m. where every heart reoegnsd in him they honored, this triple title to theit respect and veneration. The Evening's-etertainmest was marrr dg to consist of ohole l uae seleetiou veesJ Iand instrumental, and a few raeltatlous. The perforeas were nrly el membessaed d the parish, and every sost en their partwas. a labor of love, as grateful to themelvers it Swas gratifying to- their past . The opening feature of this festival as a piano-solo, by a little lady a te yeasm osbag whose childish grace eaptivated the pasteek s heart, while hea menai shi woe the adedm ration of all the larg assembly. This was a specisilyp-mtaing part of the evesing s ea tertainment, for in the wreath of loving hearts that esdreled theebriahed father, this ld ittle blossom Was asong its fa·rstt oraamelts, and appealed most wiaaisgly to him, who, d walking in his master'sfootateps, loved always to have the "little children" near him. The colored people too were allotted a place in this family oircle, for to them the r verthd pastor had ever been a true sposte, gathering them beneath the wings of mother church, add teaching them in what eomnu"t true of liberty long before the Radicals of the land had discovered their political importunes. As the evening wore on, Col. E..Waggamas, whose voice has often stirred our people's hearts by its patriotic eloquence, came fer ward in the name of all, to speak to Fth Mandine their farewell words and lovisng wishes. He pictured in glowing terms the, labors of this devoted priest, the naselhfs 0 of this true pastor, who gave all that lif holds best and brightest, to the aouse of reli gion and humanity. He told how genies was allied to lowlinesa, and how the saiplea cassock concealed talents whioh might have won the highest honors in the feld of hmboas ambition, but which were all devoted to the glory of God and the salvation of souls. He described the love and veneration that bad followed his ministry in St. Stephen's parish, where through one unbroken term of wear years he had toiled and prayed and waiel, meek in patience, strong in hope, and sublime in charity. He anticipated him in his pises pilgrimages, first to his native land, that nel France, who, achieving strength ander d and wealth amid oppression, has aston the world by the greatness of her physcal resources and the grandeur of her moral in fluence; then to that seat of power, that' throne of love upon which the. illustriousPee tiff, Pins IX. rules theChriatian world. There the guardian of a part, lays his burden down before the master of the entire vineyard, caly to resume it again with more zeal, vigor, Asd-' holiness. And though the Pontiff of the world, to-day, is no longer King of Rome, I having been shorn of his temporalities by. robber hands, though he lacks the supportof the civil power which, wielded by Pope Gre gory VII., brought the haughty Emperor Henry IV. to his knees at Canoesa, and whiob. in the hands of St. Ambrose, humbled Tseodo sins at the portals of the cathedral of Milan, still he wields a spiritual power which no earthly arm can deprive him of, and which draws around him the loftiest and the low liest, the prince and the peasant, the rich and the poor, all nations and tribes and tongues, and which holds together in bonds of insepa rable love the head and the members of God's militant church so that the gates of Hell cas not prevail against them. From the sacred feet of God's Vioar, the pastor of St. Stephen's will return with bens diotions for his people and privileges for him self, which will aid both in the brightening future which the Master, we trust, reserves for those who do His work on earth so well sad faithfully. This is the mere outline of Col. Waggsmas' address, and while he spoke e confess our eyes wore more with him, the pale and humble priest who listened meekly to these words of praise, than were our ears with him whoknew so well how to delineate the virtues of the pea tor and the devotion of the hook. At the olose of the address, a small purae with the love-offering of the congregation was handed to Father Mandine, who then made s few remarks to the people present. He spoke of hlmself as belonging to St. Stephen's parish. Here he bad made his theologioal stndies, hebar he had been ordained a priest, bhere be bad joined the Order of the Priests of the Mission, here he had been made pastor and, finally, her he had received, on this night of June 5tht, ibO most agreeable surprise of his whole life He thanked his friends and parishleoasfer all their love and reneration, and enoomrat them to hope that he would return in a sW months with renewed strength and vigor to oontinue his work among le ews, in whbo midst he thought it would be permitted hil to spend the rest of his days. Thus closed this memorable evening-memo rable for the first parting from a heroli, noble priest, whose life had been so hidden inbhis duties that it was only this partIng hour which revealed to many the treasure they posseed, the glory that was all their own. May St. Stephen's parish long be permitted 5* enshrine this jewel of the priesthood, whon lustre serves to reflst in o 5l ..," "King lea hs baty," w