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Vr gtatD SRRV T 8VUDAY MOrRlwoG. Raw o.rOCTO T. OCTOBEr 7. t 7. OALKDNA 01 Toe x wals. Snday...Oct. 7-Tw'Ieoteth Sundy astree nteenst. Feast of the oly Rosary. ..-. Oct. B-St. Rridgel. Widow Ot -t. Dloai~ sard Cemp's,Martytr eiadayd Oct 10--B1. Francis of Boriia. y ..Ot. I1--14L AUStSuSi, Plteet; .... Ot. n-StB. D)omnlin Martl r, .... Ot. 13-S. dward. Kingl. On our inside pages will be found, among other interesting articles, the following: Lottm of Bishop Fennelly, of Madras, with reference is Mte famiae in Inda 8keteh of the life of lRv. J. MoElroy. the oldest Jesuit priest in the world. A chapter of French Anstcial history. The extension of tea culture i Soothern countries. Hew the drinkers of epiritaocs liquors in Virginit are paying the State debt. Subscriptions for the Starving People of Indla. In our last issue we stated that, by request, we would acknowledge, in the eolumns of the Moamiea STAR, such sub seriptions as the charitable would send us for the relief of the famine stricken people of India. The amount collected will be transmitted by the Very Rev. Father ferred to in last Sunday's MonINGo STARn : Amen os, Donaldsonavlle, La................... S o Rev L. Thevia............................... . .o Father Ostre'et. 8S. J..................... w no sev. J B. aogere............................... 5o0 . .3...............I on Eias. A. Badeax, Thibodaux La. ............. 1 o $47 00 The letter enclosing'the Donaldsonville subscription is as follows: "Enclosed you will find $5 to be appropria. ted to the sufforers in South India- would that it were thousands. May Almighty God come speedily to their relief. Say nothing of the donation save to acknowledge the receiot." The death is announced of the venerable Core of Lourdee, Mgr. Peyramale, whloh oo curred on Saturday, 8eptehbber 8th. It is said that the Turkish soldiers have re ceived striot orders not to fire at any Russian general, lest he should be killed or disabled, and be replaced. ST. VINCsNT Hous.-The Board of Directors are requested to meet this (Sunday) evening at the Home, at 4 o'clook. Ofloers of Con. ferences are invited to attend. LosT.-Last week, in going to the House of the Good Shepherd, a Breviary, which can be of no possible use to any one but a priest. The finder will please leave it at this tfioe, whence it will be delivered to.the owner. Among the deaths of prominent itizens last week, we notice those of Mr. George Jones, President of the Canal Bank, and Mr. Daniel Edwards, for many years proprietor of one of our largest iron and hra.+ foundries. The first ctii:ial returns under the Moffet register liquor law in Riohmond,Va., for seven teen days in September, show the number of malt drinks sold in that time was 135,'IO0, and alcoholic drinks near 127.000. Nine steamships sailed for Europe from New York September M2, taking about four hundred thousand busels of grain, besides a large quantity of cheese, lutter, cotton, lard, oysters, flour, hogs, beef, canned goods, hourses, cattle and full lists of pas,.,-''ers. The Sisters of the Good Shept erd have es. tablished, for the convenience of the public who may wish to patronize their most deserv ing Institution, a depot for the sale of ladies', gentlemen's, and misses' underwear, infants' robes, etc., at the establishment of Mrs. K. C. Logan, 14 Baronne street. See notice on fifth page. The Sermons of the Annual Retreat of the members of the St. Vincent de P.nt Society at St. Joseph's Churuh, last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evening4, were pdreacbod by the Rev. Father L.yden. The members will re ceive Holy Communion to-morrow, Sunday morning, in St. Joseph's church, at 7 o'clock Mass. Oar tnuma correspondent was in error last week when be s ated that an excursion train would leove Alpere LbtA on the 13th and 14th, to take ,passengcrs to the fair in that town. The ontl excursion train taking passengers at the low ligure of 52 for the round trip, will leave the depot in Algiers Sunday morning, 14th inst., at 7:30 o'clock. The annual retreat of the members of the Total Abstinence 8ooletlie will commence next Wednesday. On that evening, as also on Thursday and Friday evenings, the public ex ercises will consist of Sermon and Benediction at 7.30 o'olock, in the Church of the Immacu late Conception (Jesuits), Barone street. The public are oordially invited to attend. FORTY HOCRS AT ST. TInsRA's --The Forty Hours' adoration will commence in St. Theresa's chuborch, Rev. Father Masardier, Pastor, next Friday morning, 12th inst., and close the following BSunday night. The order of exercises will be as follows: Friday, at 8 A. M., Solemn High Mass, fol lowed by the Exposition of the Most Blessed 8saorament. Sermon by Very Rev. B. A. Neithart, C 58 R. At 7:30 p. M, sermon by Rev. Father Free, 8. J., followed by Benedic tion. Saturday, at 8 A. M., Solemn High M as and sermon by Rev. Thos. IHelin; at 7:30 r. N., same day, Benediction. Sunday, at 10 o'clock a. Ms., Bolemn High Masm and sermon, and at 7:30 P. M., Rev. H, Begly, 8. J., will preach the panegyrio of St. Theresa. On Monday, Feast of 8t. Theresa, Very Rev. 0. Raymond, V. O., will oelebrate Solemn High Mass at 9 o'clook. The choir under the leadership of Prof. J. W. H. Eckert will, on this oocaion, be strengthened by a number of leading amateers. Confessions will be heard at all hoar daring the three days of the Exposltlon. The Bast Indian Fund. We publish to-day the beginning of our list for the India relief fund. The absolute importance of the work ean be inferred from t'he nterest taken in it by our rever end clergy who, as a general thing, with their schools and churches and home char ities have too much on their hands to favor collections for remote parts Jlightly. In fact the occasion is really one of the most pressing that has ever presented itself to the sympathies of Christendom. When we hear of people dying in any oholera or small-pox or yellow fever, at the rate of a hundred per day, when a great conflagration reduces multitudes of citizensto a state of comparative poverty, when an earthquake or a tornado or flood has destroyed the homes of a community, it is coustomary for all kindred communities to contribute liberally towards the relief of the sufferers. Now, when it Is a qtqtion not of houses, but of lives, not of a hundred per day, but of four and five thousand human beings each day famished to death, Christendom reads of it as of something transpiring in another world and nods over the reading. We republish a correspondence from India to an English paper, in which the writer, a Bishop of the region prin cipally eflicted, says that this indiffer ence could not exist among people who had themselves ever suffered the pangs of star vation. They would understand the case too well. India is far away from us, but relief can go thither on the wings of the telegraph, and imagination can outstrip even that. Now, this moment, while we write, while you read, the slow, lingering death of starvation is closing its grasp upon thoneands of human beings. It has al ready sapped their strength and prostrated them in deadly weakness, unable to rise up and shake off the monster that laughs in their faces. Look, and you perceive them writhing and struggling in vain with the chains which bind them down, but which no man can see. It is not an amu sing scene, surely, and if our good people could only see it sensibly, their hearts would be moved even to the sharing of their last loaf. But while their hearts are warm their imaginations are cold, and the truth is not realized. Five thousand people dying to day of hunger ! No bread for that skeleton man lately so stalwart and brave; no bread for that pallid woman whose prostrate form and clusing eyes look as though death had already breathed upon her; no bread for that little child now too feeble to ask for it or even to wonder why his mother does not give it to him. Dying, all of them. To-night they will be dead; but still it will not be too late to save those who will be to-morrow jest as they were to-day. People who can spare somiwthing must not excuse themselves on the plea that these victims are the property of England and ought to be provided for hy their owners. Vhethtr they ought to he, or not, they are not in point of fact. Enbglish philanthropists are getting up societies to prevent cruelty to animals and the British Government is protesting against Russian and Turkish inhumanity, but their help less slaves are starving all the same. What makes this worse is that the British Gov ernment is directly responsible for this and I similar famines, because it has nrgclected and de-stroyed tie spleLdid syst iu of works for irrigation which native princes 1 had provided for their people. British rule in India has been grasping, improvident a and inhuma|n, and now adds avarice to its other vices. If England would contributo a small fractional part from the countless treasures ii that she had drawn from these same peo- I pie they would be saved. The million and t a half of population who have already a perished could have been supported a year t with an expenditure of thirty or forty mil lions of dollars. Would not such an out- t lay have been wise economy t Is not pop- i ulation worth in cash twenty-five dollars a t head to the Government As a mere question of dollars and cents the British I people will lose five times that sum by I this destruction of population, besides the responsibility to which their Government will surely be held for the event by all its Indian subjects. We who contribute from Americado not hope to arrest the frightfnl mortality of the famine-stricken people wholly or even no ticeably. But let not that discourage us from doing what we can. One single life is well worth saving. Philadelphia Pharisees. Morton, the Philadelphia REilroad presi dent, whose immense defaloations lately came t2 light, was also president of the Permanent International Exhibition, a kind of perpetnatton of the Centennial Exhibi tion. As such he favored the proposition to throw open the grounds t> Sunday vis itors, and materally contributed to the final triumph of that plan over the determiped opposition of all the puritanical fanaticism that could be mustered against it. This was a recent thing, though, while Morton's thleving. have been going on for a number of years. One would naturally suppose that the final exposure was a result of the crime ex posed, and the punishment of it too, so far as it was intended as a punishment. Bat the Philadelphia Pharisees could not view tbe affair in so rational alight. They actn ally hold that the exposuare was a punish ment of Morton for his action on the Sun day question. The following extract from the New York Times gives a general idea of the position of Philadelphia Puritans on the subject: The ministers of the gospel, who held a meeting to-day, so far forgot their calling as to gloat over the downfall of Morton, because he opened the gates of the Exhibition on .aun day. The Rev. Dr. E. H. Nevin said that when he ard the ntelleno he felt a joy somewhat like the ohiren of Israel, . after they passed through the Red sea. looked back on Ponraoh who did not get through. The Rev. Dr. W. O. Johnsou said that al though one man had fallen by the hand of God, the Ministesial Union would show them selves very recreant if they took no farther steps in the matter. The Rev. George W. McLaunghlin said this was the time for those who believers in Jesus Christ to stand up fairly on the question. Suppose one man falls and another oocupies his place, does that change the purpose of the oorporation T This is about a fair sample of the manner in which the min isters of Philadelphia demeaned themselves to day, instead of taking the fallen brother by the band. Wherefore this joy t Not because pan ishment has fallen upon one of the most enormous robberies that ever brought ruin on num erless vic , - cording to the theory of these self-elected saints, a Sunday offence had been punished. The indignation of these gentry is, there fore, ascertained to be, not against a series of clearly criminal acts, willfully and most grievously violating God's eternal law, but against a disregard of their own imperti nent dictation to the consciences of men. They are indignant, not because God has been offended, but because they have been offended; not because a man has dared to defy the Creator, but because he has dared to differ with them in opinion. Another peculiarity about the godliness of these saints who rejoice in the tais fortunes of their fellow-men is that they c6nsider amusements a thousand fold more criminal than labor on Sundays. The idea that a quiet respectable mechanic may take his family for a little recreation of a Sun day afternoon into a place of perfectly in nocent entertainment is abhorrent to them. To stroll around and see instructive sights and learn a little and be amused-per haps laugh-is something that shocks the piety of men whose whole idea of piety is a long face. But let one of these worshipers of exterior godliness own a newspaper or a railroad or a steamboat, and observe how manfully he chokes down his scruples. The paper comes out, the railroad trains start, the steamer puffs along, all of them the same of a Sunday as on any other day; but, then,-nobody laughs. It is strange that these mountebanks in religion do not see that they are losing all hold upon the public through such phari saic trickery. They antagonize with the common sense of mankind; and mankind just goes ulorig fnd leaves them contemp tnoub!y behitLd. Sunday mails, Sunday travel, Sunday papers-all were bitterly opposed by then at first and carried against them. S:o they shrewdly knocked under and were converted. They still hold out against easo,:nable Sunday recreations, but the people are quietly turning away from their nonsense on this point also, and conforming themselves to the common sense construction of God's law, which the Church has always taught. When all of their pharisaism shall have been extir guished there will be nothing left of them, and Protestantism will be in this country, wha, .t is already in Europe, a fossilized shell. The See of Baltimore. Archbishop Bayley, who died on the 3rd inst., was sixty three years of age, and had been the incumbent of the See of Bal timore for about five years. An interesting sketch of the chief points of his career will be found republished in another column. A nephew of the celebrated Mother Seton he emulated both her piety and her admin istrative ability, founding, while Bishop of Newark, many churches and institutions of learning and charity. Archbishop Bayley was a convert, having at one period of his life t flciated as an Episcopal clergy man in Maryland. lie is succeeded by a comparatively youthful prelate, the MIost Rev. James Gibbons, for some time past his coadjutor. Archbibshop Gihbons is too well known in New Orleans to require an introduction to our readers. In fact our ancient Catholic city has the honor of having contributed the present acting primate to the American Hierarchy. A man of wonderful influence over all with whom he comes in contact, kis great learning and native ability find their natural field in the work of an Apostle. The mantle of American ecclesiastical primacy could not have fallen on the shoulders of any man more patient of labor, more fearless of exposure, more zealous in watchfalness, more reliable for clear intelligence, or more conspicuous for Christian charity. Hayes and Conkling. Conkling has evidently rebelled against Hayes. At Rochester he applauded the seditions speeches of Platt, and refused to endorse Hayes in his platform. Even on the Southern question he was silent, while on the Civil Service Reform he was deflant. r Conkling acted in a very impolitic manner t as a Republican and has finally destroyed r the party not only in New York but in the United States; but after all he had some reason for bis conduct. The " patronage" system is one by which every Senator of I the Administration party is supposed to be i entitled to control appointments to office within certain limits. Civil Service Reform means just the contrary of this. It means . that Government employes shall be ap pointed simply by reason of qualification and independently of political influence. Mr. Conkling is a Senator, and he has St a the . m uprinciple. that is, he has not been much consulted, if at all, in appointments. But per contra, Mr. r Morton, who is another Senator, has dicta ted a multitude of appointments without the slightest reference to reform. Hence Hayes is not exactly an angel. Hence, also, Conkling is not absolutely withutrt excuse. But it is growing clear that a new divis ion of parties must spring oat of the pres ent anomalous condition of things. The Whig partys-as-real and active to day as it ever -was, only it does not bear that par ticular name, and perhaps has no exact orsnizion at all. There are bat two sides in national po itics i its c y_ the one Democratic, the other anti-Demo cratic, whatever may be its name. It would be idle to enppose that these two divisions are synonymous with honesty and dishon esty respectively. On either side there are plenty of notorious, wire-palling dema gogues and self-seeking rascals, and on both sides multitudes of honest, sincere, sensible men. We speak of the North and West. At the South the honesty has been pretty much all on one side, while the ras cality is about evenly divided. Now, honest men are as much inclined to differ and divide at the South as at the North. Outside pressure has hitherto bound them together, but if we understand the attitude of Mr. Hayes, that pressure is forever removed. Southern gentlemen are certain to divide, as formerly, on the great line between much government and little government, and the colored people will divide according to affinity. At the North, too, there must be a breaking up of parties. In New York we see Democracy divided between Tammany and auti-Tammany, Republicanism being at the same time di vided between Hayes and Conkling, As there cannot be four great parties at pres ent, some of these must coalesce. The Tilden or anti-Tammany Democracy will apparently lean to Conkling, while an affinity will exist between Tammany and Hayes. It seems to us then that the Administra tion Republicans will, during the coming session, have to form some kind of alliance with the Southern Democracy and the Tammany wing of the Northern Democra cy, while the Tilden Democracy, Nertb, will have to ee Ie aid and comfort from the malcontent Rltublicane. After all, Tilden is not a real Democrat; he and his follow ers are in the leading strings of bond-hold ere and aristocrats generaly. He is and was lacking in Democratic loyalty, and sac rificed the rights of his party rather than disturb the quotations of bonds. It is by no means clear, then, who will be the next New York Senator. Conkling will certainly command two-thirds of the Republican vote and will probably get one-third of the Democratic, so that his chance is not at all desperate. But the country at large is endorsing Hayes, and the Southern question may be considered as settled beyond any danger of relapse. Catholic Total Abstinence Society Items. We publish on our fifth page the programme adopted by the State Unlon for the Annual Celebration of Father Mathew's birthday by the Total Abstinence Societies of this city. It is to be hoped that by their own punctual at tendanoe at the sermons of the Retreat and the Lecture and by inducirg their friends to attend, the members of the Societies will make the present celebration as completely Eaccees fal in all its details as those of past years have been. Most of the Total Abstinence Societies will meet this Sunday evening, as will be seen by the official notices published on our fifth page. Election of officers for 1877-78, St. Francis ade Sales C. T. A. Bociety, Houma, La.: Rev. J. A. Poyet, Spiritual Direotor; Andrew F. Chanfreau. President;' Edward W. Coudon, Vice President; >Eugene Routler, Secretary; James Walbsh, Treasurer;* Henry Hellier, Marshal;' 1 Benj. J, Donian, Bergeant-at Arms. 'Re-sleted. The Bishopric of 8ttbhlwelseuburg, in Transylvania, oelebrated the centenary of its tondation.last August. Cuardinal John Simor, Arhobbishop of Oran and Prinoe-Primate of Hungary, was baptised, and also said his first Mass, in the cathedral church of Stuhlweisen burg, and later on was a canon of it. As a mark of his affection he sent as J Jubilee 5 presenta pastoral staff of pure silver, ribchly r carved, and heavily gilt at the smooth sor r faces. The crook and other parts are richly set with precious stones. The value is esti mated at 30,000 forins ($15000). Reporte from Washington state that Matt. Wells and Tom Anderson, the ceebrated lead ers of the Returning Board, have secured Shel laberger and Wilson to defend them in the oriminal prospecution instituted by Distriot Attorney Finney, and which will come up folr trial shortly. The celebrated Jerry Black, it is Salso said, will assislt the prosecution. DARBIVIN' THEOIIORY ILLUSTRATED. On Monday, Sept. 24th, a number of ladies and gentlemen assembled in the Franklin School House for the purpose of being exam iced in the several branches appertaining to the Academic Course of the Publio Schools. They entered that building fully realizing that esaoh one was a deseendant of Adam-en dowed with understanding, memory, and free will, a being in fact, "a little lower than the angels"-but, wonderful to relate, ffteen minutes spent inside thoes walls brought to each one's consoioosness the startling convio tion that bte was not what he thought himself to be-but instead, a mass of gelatinous sub stance-in fact, a regular jelly jfht, a palpita ting compoun o a u The muasles of the system became perfectly unfeliable, losing both their tension and their strength; the flesh quivered like masses of blano-mange, and the faculties of the mind disappeared in one universal chaos. The essential difference between the applt cant and the Jelly-Ash was, that while the lat ter was acknowledged to be nothing but an organised mass of water and solid matter, the former was supposed to be a reflective, dis oriminating, responsible moral being t The accumulated knowledge of many years of study and experience became a tangled mass or doubt and ignorance. The orthography of words of three letters was a question of mental anxiety, and while the judgment seemed to have lost its balance, the will remained in complete abeyance. Thus the will, the judgmentand the memory being eliminated from the mind, the muscles deprived of their elsoticity and the flesh of its consistency, did not Darwin's theory receive a palpable illustration, alike creditable to his science and convincing to his followers I The capse of the change, or metamorphosis, was siapple enough-apparently inadequate to produoo such startling effects. The propound. ing of ten questions in various sciences, and the requiring of answers in writing from each applioant.-t.is was the agency which trans formed ladies and gentlemen into organlsed Meduma, or brought them all into the family of Aealephs. But as it is "not death, but theoause of death that makes the martyr;" so it was not the ex amination, but the causes of the examination that led to such startling and unexpected phenomena. These canuses are so manifold that we can only glance at a few of them. Some are pathetic, others ridiculous, but all are tangible and real. In one onse, a widowed mother, whose tender hands had just closed the eye-lids of a faithful daughter, and whose heart had opened to receive that daughter's helpless child, essayed with trembling fingers to perform the task assigned her. The cause of her nervous let ters and indistinct figures might be traced back to an early tomb, or to the feeble cry of a new-born babe. The paper before her seemed to her the life or death warrant of that sinless child, the passport to her own happiness or utter desolation. God help the band that tried to be steady, the heart that tried to be com posed ! Another case furnished a strange contrast to this. An applicant desired to obtain a gosi tion; was most eager in the pursuit of it, in o!rer that she might be able to enjoy the lux o, y of a - blue silk dress! That was all, hut the object was important, and to her the examination paper seemed a bill of dry goods, or a promise to pay, with time and interest taken into consideration I In another place, a daughter strove to win the privilege of supporting her aged parents; in this, a sister preferred to earn her own pin money for ball-trimmings, to receiving it from a wealthy brother. There, a father struggled with fortune to provide food and shelter for bie family; here, a wife bravely stretched out her hands to aid one who, having borne all the heat and labor of the day, was falling beneath the too-heavy burden. In many cases selfishness reigned supreme; in others far more nunmrous, necessity, grate ful love, disinterested devotion, holy instincts; these were the motivee-the unseen causes which made fingers weak, muscles unsteady, and heart and flesh tremulous with fear. Darwin's theory (save the mark I) may some times discover palpable confirmation of its absurdities, but the theory of human nature must be cxplaiaed by hidden springs and in visible agencies. The Paru or Fates that presided over this crucial test of mind and matter, unlike their classio predecessors, had voices full of sym pathy for the human, while their eyes were stern only with the determination of truth and oustice. No doubt they analysed with scientiio pre oision the multitudinous effects displayed be fore them, and gaoged the palpitating proto plasms by their own large experience in re mote and proximate causes. In their hands, we think, the examination papers will prove to be oracles of a just and equitable Fate. To all the applicants on Monday, and the asucceed ing days, we extend our sympathy and appre oiation-and if they fail where "Love and Hope" both gave promise of sucnacess, let Cole ridge's words be their consolation and guolde: " Then comes the mete slterPatlence, nothing loth, Atnd with a status's amile, a statue' strength. Them both supporting, does the work of bolth." During the year ending September let, the American Protestant Foreign Misslons Society received $141,391 and expended $458,527. This immense sum was expended upon 1563 mission laborers, who have the pitifully small number of 13,435 churchb members under their control. The report is in other repects not more en couraging, as in the instance of Mexico, it says, "the work has been crippled for want of reinforcements." CorNTLN~wxru. GUOnRDs.--The MORNING STAR is under obligations to this splendid oompany for complimentary tickets to the entertain ment to be given under its anspies next Wednesdsy night, at the Varieties Thektre. 1B U PBT PBLIOATIO.8 Miaiesselles.. Istiedeaoe oflt Holyr See. d. ,t Cardinal Maunenu. Pp. 895. New York: Thi Catholio Publication oolerty. All soholare, all Christians, all Cathelbe ought to be taught the beauty and valet of Cardinal Manning'n works. Our youth iet familiarised with the writinge of the atneieatn with the olassoi eleganoe of Addison, whose name is deascriptive of a certain style of eos. position; all reading people followthe fahiea of studying the modern poets; but few, com. paratively, in our country, know or appreliate the productions of Cardinal Manning. al name should awaken interest, for it is that of a great man, a man who has accoomplished great things in England, and who seems des. itself. Having been a Protestant,an Anglioan minister, a married man; and being now a Catholio priest, Arehblhhop of Weestminster and Cardinal of the Boman COort,-surely her are materials for fntrest in the man, for oon. fidence in the writer, for love and admiratioe of the prelate. In the book before us, we have the thoughts and feelings of the learned Oardinal in regard to other great men. In the Mdiscofameie, we have a paper on Father Faber, written January, 1864; one on Cardinal Wiseman, 1865; and another on Frederic Ozanoam, that noble Catho. oe layman whose great life was lived in a few short years. The Letter to Earl Grey, in 1868, on Ireland, is a masterpiece of eloquence and knowledge, and should be read most carefully by those who imagine that English hearts can not beat with syfnpathy for Ireland's wrongs. The tributes paid to that Isle of paints make the eye fill with tears of joy, the heart swell with feelings of exnltatior. The articole on "The Independence of the Holy See" is calm, olear and corvinoing, and the concluding extract from Dollinger's " His, tory of the Church" must make the apostate writhe as his own words rlie up agaisnt him. On page 366 we read these beautiful words: ' If England bhad been less prosperous in tie world, it might have been more faitbfcl to the Kingdom of God. If Ireland has had an inheritance of sorrow, it has received, in the order of grace and life eternal, the reo". peanse of a great reward," On page 382 these words ring ie the brain: "Englishmen, who have prated for three hundred years of the duty of private judg ment, of the rights of consoience, of civil and religious liberty, are praling the German penal laws with all the fervor with which they used to denounce the fables of the Spanish nquisi The artiole " On Progress" we commend to all our readers, and with these words of the thoughtful writer we close this notice : "Of the New World I do not venture so freely to speak. I trust that in the United States great care will be taken of the faith-I mean of Christianity, of Christian education, of morals; of domestio life and of strong. minded women-a race now rising among our selves, and with all good will towards them, I hope they will be benignly kept in order." God, the Teacher of Mankind. By Michael Mul. ler, C.88.R. New York: Benzlger Brothers. Father Muller is indefatigable in the multi. plication of good books, and his present effort shows his usual zeal and earnestness. Father Muller seems determined to make the world understand what the Catholio Church really is, what she teaches, and how much she is mis represented and maligned. lie basconstituted himself the cicerone of Ignorance and Preju. dice, and is endeavoring to lead them intelli. gently through the aisles of truth and justice He reveals the sublimity of her doctrines, the beauty of her worship, the glory of her mir slon. He points out those masterpieces of holiness, purity and zeal which adorn her walls, those marvels of grace and eanctity which cluster round her altars. He is a noble worker in the Master's vineyard, and it will surely be no fault of his it the soil remain hbard and unproductive. " How the persecutors cf the Church die lea warning chapter to those who play that unen viable role, and is written in clear and forcible language. In the article on "Freemasonry," therean grand sentences which remind one of Montl embert's chivalry and of Father Ryan's poel: "Our line of battle reaches baeek to Calvary." "We are the sons of veterans who have marched through a campaign of eighteen hondred years." "We belong to the Imperial Guard of Faith " "We never yet have met a Waterloo' But tbcse words are spoken by the followerolf the Cross, not by those who seek to tear it down. This unoonquered army will inerease in num. bers from day to day, if Father Muller's stirdfE voice is permitted to resound across the werld, for the meal which consumes him musteomms nicate itself to others and bring new follower to the Imperial Guard of Faith. Slander has always been one of the favorite weapons of the enemies of thbe Chuoroh in France as well as elsewhere. " Throwmd 51 it broadaest," says Voltaire, "some of it i sare to stick." The CatholiL chols are o of the prinoipal eye-sores of the revolntionui party, and against them most of their sbh5 are directed. Some time ego one of their printb--the Fotse, of Anxerre.-obarged Sl St. Leon, the superior of a convent, with i treating hobildren entrusted to her care. T fact itself was quite correot that certain bh had been found on certain ohildren; but wl Sister St. Leon brought an action for lil against the editor and publisher of the Y it was proved in evidence that these b were the result of an aocident, and byJ means of an "intentional anct' on the Pt the plaintiff. Thereupon the two defel' were sentenced, one to one and the oteh three months' imprisonment, as wall I 5,000 frsnesedsmages. On their app'P damages have been reduced from 5,000 tO2 ftrancs, but the imprisonment has been tained, and so they will be able to edl under look and key on the inoonvenie' arising from their oondact. PnsoNaL.-Mr. E.H. Adams, of thepopbs dry goods' house of E. H. Adoas & Wr. Magasine street, has retornod from North with a splendid stock of dry selected by himself.