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VrWaga c ZVEar est3DAY MOwDTO. UW. ONLP IU. SVNDA?. SZPTEZMNR 30 11x1 gAL A3 * o TIo WU. ............. SO-ttitesstb sisy after omts. T e eL-l. Jerome. Doaster f the Church. e.ei... Oc. 1--Lt. Greory T e ro.eq e 5tt Aaerdtheu rels. 'ý.eeats yt-e s3--St.* • Martyr. latesy...rL 4 -t. 1trlsels of tAslss. S8..... oM. 5-Sta. . Wdow. Y ....0e0. S-St. Bruso. tereme of hatches. The Rev. Pastors will plece bear in mind that the annual colleetion for the Propagation of the Faith is to be taken up on Rosary Sun day, Oetober 7th. They are requested to make the returns, e the lateet, by October 15th, addressed to Rev. John H. MoManuo, Vicksburg, Miss. By order of the Bishop: I,, V.GO. Rev. Father Victor Bally, recently ordained in Natches, har been ordered to the Sulphur Springs Mission, in Madison county. Daring the night of the 17th of September, the Rev. A. J. M. Goillot, Pastor of St. Peter's church, Carenoro, Lafayette Parish, died of coneumption st the parochial residence attach ed to the bchurhob of Breaux's Bridge. He was a native of the Diocese of Lyons, France, and was about thirty-two years of age. Alterat RuraraT SocrTrr By. VI1CENTT D embers of this Boelaty will commenee next Wednesday, October 31, at 7:30 P. M., in St. Joseph's cburch, and will end with a general commun alon on Sunday. October 71h, Feast of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin. The exercises will be conduoted by the Lasarist Fathers. To-day, BSunday, Feast of St. Michael, the services at the Church placed under his invo cation and of which the Rev. Thoe. Hleslin is pastor, will be of the most imposing character. Very Rev. C. Moynihan will preach at High Mase and at 7 o'clock in the evening the Rev. J. G. Footte will deliver the panegyric of the Saint. The Cincinnati Times gives the following table showing the extent of country and unm ber of inhabitants involved in the different India famines : 1837.. 50,0s to 95 000 square miles...... ,5m.000 souls lal... 4.t7 quae ites ............... 13 C1. O souls 166.. an30.5 square miliss..............1l.53.StO souls 1874.. 40 i0s squsre milel ........... 7.t4 050 souls i516..138 9t squars mtll ......es.........4 007,971 souls Mr. E. Dwyer Gray, I. P. for Tipperary county, has forsaken Presbyterianism and be come a Catholic. Mr. Gray is now in his right fal place at the head of the leading Catholic newspaper in Ireland, the Dublin Freemnsas Journal, and actually at the heed of the Irish press. This is the second Parliamentary convert from Presbyterianism during the present year, Mr. Biggar having been re ceived a shbort time ago. "Bishop Dubois, of Galveston,'" says the Philadelphia 8SItadard, "was twice captured by the Texan Indians. Once the savages tied I him to a tree and were preparing to burn him to death, when hoe pleaded with them, epenking the Spanish language; told them he was a chief, and asked to see their chief. He wee sent for, ard the good B:shoprepresented him self as a chief in the Church, whereupon he was relea-ed." - - -- From the S:. Louts rWatchmia we learn the news of the death of Sister Mary Agnes, the oldest member of the Order of the Visitation in the United 8tates. She died in St. Ltuis on the 1.th of September. She was descended from one of the oldsat Maryland families, her name in the world being Henrietta Agues Brent. At the time of her death she was eighty-one years of age. She was Superior of the Order in Mobile from August, l45, to September, 1n,2. God the Teac7er of Mankid By Michabel Muller, C.88.R. New York : Ienziger Brothers. Mi.w-lloawrs By Henry Edward. Cardional Arc'. h shop of Westminster. New York : The Catholic Publication Society. From the publishers we have received copies of thes6 two elegantly gotten-up Catholic volumes, a glance into the pages of which sat isfies nos that there is a rich prospective treat awaiting us in their perusaL After reading, we shall share our opinion of them with our readers. AFrntR Iun VacATrON.-From Mr. E-dere' card to-day, it appears that be has established his Catholic Agency at 7S Carondelet street, a much more central locationn hn the last. At the opening of the season be annoncnes his readiness to supply the community as heretofore with any thing that may be wanted in the way of books, stationary, and all sorts of devotional articles sruch as beads, crucif.xer, pitoures, statuettes, bewitiers, incetee, etc. He gives special attention to couctry orders, I taking care that every article is most carefully packed. The Petit Mosirteur of Paris devotes a long article to the inner life of Marshal MacMahon. He always risee at G in the morning, shaves, and dresses abd descends into his cabinec de iresilt. At 7 o'Eslock he receives the bith fuoc tionaries of his civil and military households, with whom he works till t. HIe then goes out for a ride for a couple of bours, when there is no Cabinet Counrc:l. The councils sometimes last three hours. "The Marshal," says the writter, " rery rarely speaks, but when be does his lagolage is always concise, sensible and to the point.' At 11 o'clock he glances over a aummaryof the Frenoh and foregn papers, and * espelially the attacks made on him by the damgotgic preses," which " make him shrug hbls saLolders with coatempt, but cothing more" At 11:30 be breakfashte with his family. At noon he again goes into his cai)at d, irarail, where he remains up to 4 o'clock. He then tebse a walk or a drive with the Duocbes, and retrue at 6 o'clock, whea be reas the latest treleghr s and military sews. H dines at an goes to bed at 10. The oly pleasures he is feed of e ridicg and shooting. He a:s very litte and does not smoke. The Great Famine. We call particular attention to an arti cle which we copy from the London Table*, detailing some of the horrors of the East India famine. A whole population is re duced to the condition of living skeletons and one and a half million of them have already died. In certain districta depopu lation is going on at a rate which would sweep off every living soul in less than a year. The immediate cause of all this is an al most total failure of crops from drought. The more remote and responsible causes may be worth investigating hereafter. It would seem, though, at a first glance, that grain enough could be sent in by wealthy proprietors like the English aristocracy to keep all their slaves fat, even if there is a failure of crop. In our Southern States a".' - r s- him snrq to die of starvation, because of a crevasse which had swept off his entire crop. Cer tainly not. He would simply mortgage his lands and try it again. The English Gov ernment ought to advance supplies for this emergency and take a mortgage and enough real estate to make reimbursement safe. But as the English Government is not disposed to do anything of the sort, a com mon humanity prompts every body to do drawn down to the earth by the slowly weaving net-work that famine is throwing around them; mothers are sitting idly down with the vacant stare of exhaustion I fixed upon their despairing features; children, little children, have ceased from t their play, they have even ceased to ask f for bread ; weak, wan, silent, they lie t down and wait. Wait I Wait in vain for Eog;and. What will New Orleans dot . The Burials Question. The London press and public are no* I profoundly agitated over the question of a where and how people shall be buried. t This may be an indication that the world is s about coming to an end, ifiit implies that, t all topics of importance to the living bav- , ing been discussed and settled, the onward e flood of public interest has finally reached t, the grave-yard. It is at any rate strenu- o ously maintained that it is an indication of u the approaching end of the English Church a establishment. ii It seems that the public burying grounds t, have been hitherto monopolized by the r State Church, and that now other sects b are claiming the right to use them. In o support of this claim they urge that all other public places are open to common p use, no distinction being made between o saints and sinners, believers and unbe- ti lievers. Why should the dead be discrim inated against. We hardly know how the ch.nrchben have answered this poser, but t t -y certa;anly have been hanimering away at it until public opinion is ar; iving at the point of red heat. Tne London Times aveerts that the next session of Parliament wi l cer tainly pass a bill opening the public ceme teries to the public. Thereupon another mighty question sn pervenes: Will the established clergy be obliged to cfliniate over tVe bodies of men who did not belong to their faith!7 The Tilme actually holds that they will be obliged so to do, on the theory that every : Englihshman must be construed to be a member of the English Church, just as be is ,r' the English nation, unless he has repudiated it by visibly joining some other sect, as he may repudiate English cit;zen sh:p by becoming naturalized in another country. This assumes trat membership of tie Church is a civil matter, not a re ligions one. The curate says: that man was not a member of the Church ; the law sa s : he was. Whose business is it to know T The answer to which is that the onion of Church and State is in modern times con etrned as a partnership, in which the side that furnishes the money is senior partner. The senior partner generally assumes theo logical jurisdiction, and coolly threatens a dissolution of the partnership if the junior, that is the clerical branch, shows restive ness. In Germany and other continental Protestant countries the "S:ate Church" Shas been whipped in long ago; it is only in Eogland that its clergy are somewhat etuck up. This comes of calling their bishiops "my lords." The modern, and rather ungodly, John Ball is making up his mind to drop their lordships from his Parliament and their salaries from his budget-the first becnause there are lords enough without them, and the second because there are entirely too many taxes a without theirs. SThis will, however, he a more indepen s dent position for them, if they really have d any faith in their Church, because it will a leave them free to settle their own ques d tions of doctrice and discipline. At :east we suppose so, though Bismarck claims control for th.e German Government over the Catholic Church in that country, not w, ithstanding that it is not the StateChurch. The late Bishop Ketteler, of Mainz, speak t ing one day of the miison of the press, said: " I believe that if St. Paul lived fow i wouln:d e publhb a newspaper." t5 i to Levy Bros'. ieQ Msagaine street, for tei e-y C7goer Thlers In Another Role. The London World of the 12th inst. has as article which pate Mr. Thiers in a very singular light. It asserts that the facts whiheb it recites come from a source that .,j absolutely guarantees their crrectn . ed. We quote: "Shortly after the dismissal of the Jules t Simon Ministryon the 16th May, when the Chamber of Deputies had been prorogued for in a mouth, and it was known that Marshal Mao co Mahon would probably usk the Senate to authorize him to dissolve the Chamber, an as a which he could only perform with the Senate's alt consent, Monsieur Thiers sent for a gentle man who bhad held oMoe in the late Emperor's g court, and whom be knew to b.ia-ointimate ab prennal relations with the Prince Imperial. To this gentleman M. Thiers suggested that he should proceed to England. see the Prihoe Im- no perial and invite him to throw the votes of the thi imperialist Senators, who were scofloiently nn merous to determine the majority, Into the e scale against a dissolution, so that Marshal po MacMabton should be left faee to face with a Senate opposed to his policy, and an openly ostale Chamber. which be could not dissolve. ha "This muast sa a atton without issue for Ma Mahon, and must compel him to resign." when be (M. Thiers) cal would be proclaimed President of the Repub- im lie. "'In that case," said U. Thiers, "I am prepared to make an Imperialist Marshal"- lit whom he niamed-" Commander-in-Chief of sal the army, with the command at Paris, and to give two seats in the Cabinet to Imperialists," rl naming a person whom he would wish to bold thb one of these seats. " I should do this" said M. Thiere, " with a view to leaving the empire my heir" (mon heritier). " for I am coonvnced tia that a permanent republic will be made imi possible in France by the excesses of the Rad icals." La The World goes on to say that the gentle- da man who had been thus approached by I. mi Thiers went to England communicated I with the Prince Imperial" The Prince po Iar, litely and with sundry kind messages de- let clined the ctTer. iH:s party had a'ready Ir made arrangements with the Goveri:nent eoc for the coming election, which cou:d not honorably be repudiated. cal According to this account, II. Thir.:, the rea great Republican, was willing to imake the Ao Empire his heir; he had bo hope for Re- 1 n publicanism in France. The great Repub lican patriot co.venanted to appoint an IL Imperialist to the command of the army tnr and to the supervision of Paris, and to give the two cabinet places to Imperialists. This Eu speaks for itself, the only question being as to its authenticity. Certainly the World ma would not compromise itself by publishing pe such a statement as " facts communicated fri to us from a source which admits no doubt ne of their correctness ;" unless their confir- sit mation was within its power. It was a oat matter of too grave an importance, involv- ma ing excitements of too intense a character, the to be lightly dealt with by any journal of respectability. Error on such a scale would en be sure to call down the indignant rebuke o of an outraged humanity. tot What has been the consequence of the ha publication I Not a ripple on the surface to of the sleeping Ocean of Radical indigna- for tion. The telegraph has tripped lightly along she without noticicg it,-very judiciously, no hat doubt, cr.sidering the facility of proving tht the charge if trni. Radicalism is aredhot an, kind it courmodry, but wonderfully tem- Bpi pered with cunning when necessary. No doubt it has bee.i boiling over, since the as publication, with a rage which it is not re- at] strained by tim;dity from venting. It is ha not timid, for it hai almcst universal pos- Nt session of the public ear in Europe. It th infects every grade of society from the m, peasant to the prince, for it is nothing but co a revolt against truth and justice and God. oil The spirit of the world, hating God and hating his Church and hating all legitimate authority, calls :teeif Radicalism. Its quietude it tace of the Thiers expo- Is sure does not result from want of confidence in the forum before which the charge would in have to be tried-the tribunal of public opinion ; it io, much more probably, the in result of a conviction that the charge is am true. i - G , om m ncated.; di Tae children wLo now throng our streets n' will, in a few years, be the citizens wielding a the destinies of the community. How ntces- 01 iary. therefore, that their beads and hearts n should be properly prapared for that great destiny. Mind, I say heads and hearts-not heady alone, Lor hearts alone-for a learned sconudrel or a good-hearted booby would be t about equal as rulers for the people. o As the school year has jest commenced, now u is the time for every earnest Catholic to use t all his influence in persuading his non-Catholic ft friends to withdraw their children from the I public echools-where all duties to God are carefully ignored-and send them to the Cath- b olic e~hools, where all sciences are taught, in- " cluding the highest of all, RELGosO. . The extreme moderation of the.Bplgign rail way tariff at present can only be appreciated upon comparison. A tirst-class passenger who travels Aixty miles by rail pays in Germany I about $2, in Franoe about $2 50, and in Belgiaum Sl 43. Travelling third-clame, yon pay in Germany $1, in France $l.3~5, and less than 73 cents in Belgium. The contrast is still more favorable to the latter ouontry if, as isa usual n I on the Belgian lines, return or excursion tick- 0 eta are used. Turning to freight charge., we rind that a 'on of merchandise (not including a coal) pays for sixty miles' transport over Ger- r man roads from $2 'i to $2 90, for the same ex tent of carriage over French lines from $1.35 to $$20, while in Belglium the rates range, ac- ; cording to the nature of the freight, from a minimum of90cents to a maximum of$2 10. We need not point out what advantages are thus c insured to native prodoucers, as compared with I d those of the neighboring countries. For a few days more, until removal, dry t r gods at crst pros at Levy ]rost/er, Mrar i e set. ( eastaiesmted ) THE GRBAT FAMINE IN IYDIA. al as -p TEsTIrMOr OF CATHOLIO IIaslONlRIaS. 4 " The following we translate from the tI it "Jfissions Catkeliques," a Monthly, publish- r ' ed Io the interest of the Catholle minions dl "Slne our issue of the mouth of April of this year, in which we spoke of the famine ir in Pondichery, we have received several b c eontributions from charitable persons, d It which were instantly forwarded to the Sstarving Christians of Pondichery. The d generous donors cannot fail to receive God's b s abundant reward, and the Christians who is were relieved through their charity, will m t not neglect to call upon their benefactors 0 the bleesingsof Heaven. Meanwhile, how- of s ever, the famine has assumed greater pro- tl I portions. From the Vicariates of Pondi- cc chery, Coimbatur, Madura and Madras, m . harrowing accounts have reached us, which T t epic tle- greau. . t °tb ) calamity in the most vivid colors. It is do impossible for us to relate all, but from the dt - little which we will say, our readers can 'f safely conclude that the surplus of tempo- O ral goods, with which God has blessed ct d them, could not be applied to a better use tii than for the relief of the famishing Chris- at d tians and Catechumens of South India. as In consequence of the famine, Mgr. or Lavuenan was obliged to issue, in the first to - days of April, the following circular to his ca missionaries: I In spite of the rain, whiob fell in certain lo- wi _ calities, the famine eontinues to desolate a to large portion of our Vicariate, and the pop u Slation moved by the charity and spirit of eac r:tice of the Catholic priests, flocks to you in on large inumbers, to ask of you the life of the m t eot through holy Baptism, at the sae time t implor.ui you to srve their corporal life in t:roui h 'iouir alms. Notwithlsanding the dire co calamtry wita which we are sfficted, we have reasons to tsank God for the rich harvest of an souls, wbich he has been .pleased to send us. fu Ac-ord:ng to the yet incomplete reports waich - 1 ave received, the number of pagans, old and cr you-rg. who were bap'ised since September, us 1-i76 reaches 6,C00, and the number of registered t Catechomens amounts to about 3,000. Unfor- en tunately our resources do not correspond to th the wants by which we are surrounded. Al- he though at toe first news of our misfortunes e Europe sent us considerable donations and be gave us hope for more, I am afraid that we shall not be able to answer all the calls to be I made upon us. We have np to this time ex pended more than 50,000 rupies ($5,000) and Sthe expenses are increasing every day in a Sfrightful manner. " " Therefore I think it ca t neoessary to stop giving further alms, in order do to enable us to become cognisant of our real situation and then to take proper measures for ca our future safety. This temporary suspension op is also made necessary by the faillng health of many of our missionaries, who are, most of them, very nigh a state of complete exhaustion thi from their incessant labors and from the many privations which they have been obliged to I endure. co For this reason I must request of you, that co on the receipt of this circular, you shall cease to receive any moreCatechumens, until I shall So have otherwise directed. he I cannot close this letter without expressing, to you, dear co-laborers, my heartfelt thanks in for the truly aposetlic abnegationsof which you os have given proof and which you continue to show forth amidst the great trtiulatiuns which r have befallen our country. May the Lord, of through the intercessi6oi if Hi's Bs-seed Mother w and of St. Joseph., reward you for it in this life t and in toe life to come, by crowning your sit spiritnal labors with the desired success and enricoxug yon with his graces and b!edesnga. 0 It is more than cnd to be obliged to send e away ttonoatacds of pagans askiog to be in structed, for no other reason than because ure re is hare not the material means to succor them. tt ' Naturally it is the missionaries who are ' the most aflicted over this prohibitive e measure of the Right Rev. Bishop; they, of it course, recognised its wisdom and neces eity, but nevertheless they thought them- T t selves boned to tell their Bishop of their C e sorrow. Thus among others Father Four- It cade wrote on the 17(h of April, from Al- 1 ladhy to Mgr. Lavuenan: : ee Yesterday evening I received your circular Id in which you forbid nus the receiving of new ic Catechumens because resources are want ing. It is impossible for me to describe the 1e intensity of my grief caused by your letter. I I is saw already the time drawirg near at which , all those who, up to this time, bad hardened C their hearts, were going to listen to the call of b God's grace. Villages. whica tn former years a did not furnish one Catechumen, have already ts sent a considerable number now, and the c others were favorably impressed. From Beil ug amur, for instance, six families came and es- others iad given their names. It will thus be d tes neceasry to send them away !! I could name , - you villages, which are in precisely the n tot same situation! iot The famine is on the increase: true it has ed rained rwice in Alladhy and i:s immediate t neighborbood, but not enough to commence the planting of seed; if there is no possibility of planting In April, what will then become of us? The people that we send away, will die t i of Lunger, before we can baptize them. In t ae this district we are six priests, all young and lic full of vigor-and we are condemned to inac be tivity. I write this letler in the middleof my neo ire phytes, who cry from hunger: I bid you good th- bye to turn my attention to those unfortunates, in- whose very hife depends on the alms which I am about to distribute to them. If we torn our eyes from Pondicberry to il- the vicariate of Madura, we meet with the same sad story. Father Trincal, S J. the ho indefattgable apostle of Central Madura, 1 ny writes on the 21st of April, to his seperior, um Father Darientort: in I have just concluded a trip of five weeks Sin the eastern and sonthero part of my di- i tricrt, and every where I have foond the atmoet re misery, the most frightful suffeetg. There is sal no want of rioe, the English steamers bring 1 ek. every day full cargoes; prieseven fell in con we sqaeunce, but the country gsople, who are wont to live upon their dr labor, bare no ig money, for they had to spend all their savinges er- right at the beginning of the fsmine, and Ssince labor is completely arrested, there is no thinking of eaaning ay more money. All the I 5 ablebodied men lsft for Ceylon and other c- parts, to look for work, and have left their wives and children babhind with the promhae of We soon sending them assistance. But these promises are not kept for the cholera and sa other dimeass sweep away numbers of ml ith rants already exhausted by their log saf Iferings, and those whom they left behind witth the promise of assisting them reeoive often iesteed of aseistauce the news of the deth d ( r their natral supporterms. Blasie my e e ne ytoep a 1 all very poor, yo es --m l iusn in what desolate eonditisms I head thesm I aated at Jeust to save the most abandoue ehilgrnp, and bought for that pur poe w00 measure of rice. Every child re oeivwe.now dally fr the value of about two cents; that is bately balf enough to. still their hanger yet enough to save dhem from starvation. il ite manner I have Weght 100 rapise worthbof rie foe the other parts of my distrot. This mal, very small aiovIdsio will last till the begilblfg of Jane, at which tine the famine will et be ened, dhe I she moss favorable snppestons no crops will be gathered before e end of August or the beginnieg of September. What then is to be done I I have got about 60 rupie ($30); and I if can buy no more rioe. all my children will die and to save myself frtom the same ate, I will have to go to Madurs and beg Father La barthere to share with me the small contents of his store rooms. Never have I been so sad in my life, since I have had to view daily so" muoh sofering. The above gives extracts from the letters f of those devor-d missionaries, which, for tie sake of brerity, we have had to curtail, contain, it seems to as, a ta'e of sorrow and misery which needs no further commentary. The only practical questions which we here venture to propose is: Could nothing be done, or rather ought not something to be s done for these poor, unfortunate people of the far East in America, or at least in New Orleans, which is known for its proverbial charity whenever oceasion offers to prac tice this most excellent of virtues t Making abstractions of the temporal relief which an assistance from this source would afford, ought not the spiritual results, which are to be derived from a charity given in this s cause, to be a sufficientmotive appealing to t we meet with thousands of pagans desirous I to be instructed in the truths of Christian ity and ready to embrace the Faith of the one, true and living God. It is within our means to procure this incomparable bless ing to them, or at least to some of them, by contributing a small alms, the aggregate amount of which would create a small t fund, with which many of those poor creatures could be saved bodily and spirit- C ually. It may be objected that we have 1 enough poor at home to support. True e that charity well regulated commences at I home, but this rn'e does not prevent it from I being extended also to other parts of the world. This famine in India is a calamity of such magnitude and so unprecedented, that it calls for extraordinary help. Seldom also a does an opportunity offer itself where we can, by a small material assistance, co operate in so direct a manner to the exten- I sion of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, as in I the case of this famine in India. a The Editor of the MonxLG STiAt hass consented to open a subscription list in its " columns for the famine-stricken districts in Southern India. The amounts thus collected, however small, will be duly acknowledged in the paper and forwarded directly to one of the missionaries referred to above, through the care of a Catholic clergyman t of this city having direct communication I with India and knowing some of the mis sionaries personally. "*" Catholic Total Abstinence Seeiety Items. From our zealous friends in Mobile we have received the following cironlars which explain the-nselves : HALL or MOBIL! CATHOLIC TOTAL) AssINmccc Socrwrr. Mobile, Ala., Sept. 26th. 1877. Parenant to resolutions adopted by this So ciety at their regular Monthly Meeting held July 5th, and ratified by the various Catholic Total Abstinence Societies in Alabama and West Florida, notice is hereby given that a Convention will be held in St. Joseph's Hall, in the city of Mobile. on Wednesday, October 10th, 1577. at 10 o'clock A. at., for the purpose of organizing a Diocesan Catholic Total Absti nence Union. N. PHnst.N, President Official: Joan H. Fox, Secretary. MoutLx, Ala., Sept. 231, 1877. At a meeting of the Board of Officers of this Society held this day, the following programme was adopted for the First Convention of the Catholio Total Abstinenoe Societies of Ala bama and West Florida, which will be held in St Joseph's Hall, Mobile, October 10th, 18;7 : let. The delegates and Society will attnd Solemn Mass in St. Joseph's Church, at 9 o'clock, A M., Wednesday, October 10th, 1-77. 2od. After Mass the members will escort the delegates to St. Joseph's Hall, where the Con vention will be called to order and presided over by the Right Rev. John Qainlan, D D., Bishop of Mobile. 3d On the evening of the 10th of October the Right Rev. Bishop will deliver a Lecture in Sc. Joseph's Church, at half-pest 7 o'clock. 4bh. Suitable arrangements having been made, the delegates to the Convention will be the honored guests of the Mobile Catholic To tal Abstinence Society. 5;b. The Reoeption Committee will meet the delegates at the depot on the srrival of the 6 o'oclock P. M. train on the 9Oh, and escort them t, the St. James Hotel. By Order of the Board of OfBicers: JoHN H Fox, Secretary. STATE Usto. or LoclstANA.--The delegatesr met last Wednesday night in the MORncNo STArn Hall. The programme adopted was the same as that outlined in these columns last week. First, there will be a three days Re treat, the public exercises of which will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10th, 11th and 11th October, at 7:30 '. at. in the IJessitdi eorch. Then, on Sunday morning, 14th, there will be a general Commnnion; during the day a parade, and in the evening the distinguished Redemptorist, Rev. H.Giesen, will deliver an address in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. As usual a limited number of oomplimentary tickets to the Lec tore will be issued for distribution by the members among their friends. St. Joseph's Cadet Aes:ciation will meet to day. St. Theresa's Society will hold a special meeting this evening. The Caiholic Col-sbias has made the wonder fal disoovery that " a Catholic paper dose more gebd in a Catholiofamily than plag tobacco.' r Excellent bargains in dry goods at Levy rsI ethet aesTine street. Death of Uister M. Themas edwlggsa. Died at Natehes, Mississippi, September 2d, Sister Mary Thomas (in the world Hannah og. 8wiggan), Sister Servant of St. Mary's Orphan Asylum. She was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland. In 1839 shbe beeasnme Siste of Charity of g Vincent of Paul, at 8t. Joseph's Mother HBou, Emmitteburg, Md. After ten yesas spelt there she labored for mere than eight years is St. Louis, where at one time shebo took par is organizing the Cholera HospitaL 8ines Marsh, 1857, she was in eharge of the Asylum at Natobes. bDring these twenty years she toiled faithfully aed painflly, never shrinking from labor or privation, never fail. ing in her trust in Divine Providence. She found sixty orphans crowded togethein two very small buildings. 8he suoooeeded is at. ing two larger onued, in which both health aud comfort could be better secured. She established within the Asylum a sewltg. room, or industrial school, which not only po pared the orphans to earn their living mato suceesfuOly, buS ilkewise, w en mateneas w more prosperous, enabled them to coontribute largely to the support of the institution. To her energy and activity we have been chiefly indebted for the success of our Orphans' Paire, not only through the work she accomplished herself, but through the seal and encourage ment which her example gave to others. We can hardly doubt that her life was shot. ened by her bodily exposure and her meuntl solicitude for the welfare of the children en. trusted to her. Every winter she would visit verinn e sve to aolicit help from th* .. .ha table workmen. This always coet her muob suffering, because on a steamboat she was almioted with such nervousness as kept her awake all night. But it likewise exposed her to all the changes of the weather, at all hours of the night and in places where even rough. men could not find comfort ; in circumstaners, sometimes, when the captain of. the boat thought it seriously dangerous for her toland. She had an unbounded trust in God, asfs'e' had an unbounded generoesity towards Him. This she manifested, not only by her spirit of self-sacrifice, but by her love likewise for "the beauty of His house and the place where His glory dwelleth." In all her poverty she con trived to decorate beautifully, even richly, the chapel of the Asylum ; not diverting means from the neeeessities of her children, but by applying her personal labors and those of her Sisters, and by communioating to others her own spirit of love for the Blessed Sacrament. During her-last siokness, the period occurred at which every year the Adoration of the Forty Hours s hebold in the chapel of the Asylul When it was proposed to defer it, lest ti crowd of visitors to the chapel through then suoosesive'days might give her disturbease and increase her sufferings, she begged thsiit might go on as usual. She would gladly bes the disturbance for the sake of having oar Lord bonored, and for the blessings it would bring to her and the Community. Her wish was gratified. She seemed even cheered and strengthened during the exposi tion, and there were hopes of her recovery. But our Lord was satisded with her labors, and He called her to her crown. Strengthened and consoled by all the ble. ings of the Church, in the fall enjoyment of her senses, surrounded by her Sisters, by the Clergy and by her orphans, many of them set tied in life and some of whom had made long journeys to visit her in her sickness, quietly and peacefully as she had lived," she fell asleep in the Lord " on the Feast of one of her Patrons, St. Thomas of Villanova, himself a prodigy of charity. She was buried on the 24th of September-a day likewise coneerated to heroio charity-the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy for the Redemption of captives. " Who shall find a valiant woman ? Far, and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her. She hath risen in the night and given food to her household. She bath opened her handto the needy. All her family are clothed with double garments. Her children rose up and called her blessed. The woman that feareth the Lord. she shall be praised. Let her works praise her among the people."-Prov. zrxi. Opening of Oar Colleges. We call special attention to the adverti* mente on our fifth page announcing the open. ing of the session of 17,7-78 at a numbdfo our leading educational institutions, which will take place as follows: St. Aloysics Academy, directed by the Broth' ere of the Sacred Heart, corner of Chartres and Barracks streets, Monday, Oat. let. Jesuits' College, Baronne street, i~aidy, Oct. 1st. Jefferson College, St. Jamee Parish, cobdo) ed by the Marist Fathers, Tuesday, Oct. 2nd Students will leave the city in charge of one of the Fathers on board the Henry Tete, st 10 o'clock, Tuesday morning. Spring Hill College, Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. Students will leave the city in charge of one of the officers, on the Mobile train, Taedsy nextat 7.30 o'clock A. M. The Presidentan bs seen at the Jeauits' College in this city daily from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M. St Charles College, Grand Qotean, condooted by the Jesuits, also opens next week. Faths Montillot, who can be seen at the Jesite'C0 lege in this city daily from 1 to 3?. wiD leave Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, at 5 P. w, by tho Opelonsa packet, Bertha, and will takeoP of students entrusted to hise care. "PrrTLrNG oN TE LIVERY OF HIEAVIE O 8uava ----."-All intelligent readers oknow I the quotation, and thousands must lately h5er been reminded of it, by aeeing on the str.ee Scorners some very showy pictures representia Saint John of the Cross and Saint Theres, aol then noticing that the said efglie were used merely as adrertieseentf to help the sale of sone i patent medicines! We warn all Catholic,, simple and learned, to avoid being galled by enobh irreverent chf. Leave it to be enoonuraged and supported onlY by the ignorant mob who revile and Jer at the Churoh and her Saints--eand we will see ,how quickly the nostrum dealers shall ohadUd their emblems.