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wom!asDa w3Rm P" rt eh Ne yaawe. £urer O. pI, Tun Mornma Srma ha bea en heDeiroteroftheOompuarr "wiwth the approval of the eoleaueh oLON JOse P Paa , authority of the Dicoeeo to Supl Arohbishop of New Orlea , admitted want in New Orlean President. !mainly devoted to the intereste W. J. CA , Vi Preee. Catholio Church. It will not infie s Very Rev. G. RAYMOND, politior except whereli the Very Rev. `. Moraw,-. niquity in high place., without tel Rev. T. J. KINxxT, -,,;,-. person. or partiea. Nat to the ep . . .igirt of all men, it will erpeealle Rev. T. J. 8MITa. C. MI. OF, o- 11 04te wIh* tep poov Bev. B. A. NIrraTaR, C. 88. .B. Very Rev. P. F. A.LLU, p B. BYoBzMR. tE. MOTA. naAr eor . ANO Jom6 T. f ioOe.t We approve of the aforeald u JOHN MOCA TuY, tcaking, and commend It to the Utaem 1 " 4 ot our Dleese. D. E. BUCILEY. I t J.M.Aaunaraor ofNrw OurIn, All comuat~ationar to be addreed to the! De e A lt. Editoro0f elerfm ltread OstAolkrmng. er. rnlieatlon Oeo-eo. 110 Poydruastreet, eoer of Camp. "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEM THAT BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGSI" Term-laglerOopy., ana; Byuarman -i,e Ira VOLUME X. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 21, 1877. NUMBER A;,ning Star and Catholic Messenger. NEW ORLEANS, SUNtIAY, OCTOBER Ii. 1817. TELEGRAPHIC SUMMABY. (Condensed from Areoeiatrd Press Telegrams.i VOREION FRANCz.-The elections last Sunday for members of the Assembly passed off very quietly and resulted in a manner that seems to be highly unsatisfactory to all parties. For a better understanding of the subject it may be well to state that the Assembly is composed of 534 members, necessitating the election of 268 members by any one party to give it a major ity. In the last Assembly which was dissolved May 16th by MaoMahon the Republicans had 363 members, or a majority of 192 over all op posing parties combined. At this election the Republihoans expected not only to re-elect these same 363 members, but to reinforce them by at least 37 new ones. MacMahon, on the other hand, was confident that so far from adding to their strength the Republicans would lose at least 100 Representatives. As we have said above both parties were disappointed in the result, as the returns show tbat the Republi cans elected about 309 members, the combined opposition about 211, and new elections being necessary in 14 districts. With reference to the situation since the election the telegraphic reports (which it should be remembered are compiled by persons under German and En glish influences) say on the 18th: The Left is boastful and threatening. The great question is, what will the present Min istry, and, above all, Marshal MaoMahon dot Rumors relative to their intentions vary con tinually. The latest are to the effect that the Ministers are inclined to resign, but it is ad ded that the oearshal cannot yield to the dic tates of the Democracy without breaking his repeated pledges; but that he will accept the Left Centre if it severs itself from the rest of the Left. It is not surprising, considering dangerous counsels offered to the Marshal, that vague rumors of a coup detat circulated, and that for two days business has slackened. The situation, instead of improving, seems to be coming more gloomy and disquieting. THa WAR.-Mnkhtar Pasha. commanding the Turkise army in Asia, and heretofore the most snuccessful of Turkie Generals, sustained a defeat last Monday which has almost anni hilated his army. He has been compelled to retreat to the entrenchments aroned Kars and though he admits only a lots of 800 men, there can be no possible doubt that his loss was twelve or fifteen times greater. The Russian account of the battle says: On the morning of Monday the 15"h, a heavy cannonade was directed against Olga Tepe, which was the key to the Turkish positions. In the afternoon Gen. Heymann, with ten thousand infantry, carried Olga Tope by at sanult, cutting the Turkish army in two-cer tre and left wing under Mukbtar hirmself, rc treated upon Kars, pursued by Gen. 11le mann and barassed in the flanks by Gen. Lazaroti, but esucceeded in gaining the cover of the for tifications of Kart, after a fearful rout, during which hli lost a great number in killed and wourded, several thousand prisoners and four guns; The three divisions constituting the Turkish right had meantiue been surrounred, attacked and driven from their fortified colme with great loss. Fun l!ly, at 8 o'clock cu Mot day night, :be rumnount of this position of Mukhtar's army surrendered, with 32 guns, and a great quantity of material. Among the Persons captured are 7 Pashas. Mukhtar Pasha is in Kars. The Russian losses are stated to be relatively slight. Thnus with one blow all the advantages gained by the Turks during the summer have disappeared, and unless the weather and ex tremq difficulty of supplying the Russian army interfere, a march on Erzeroom may be tried again this year. In Europe there has been no fighting. The snow is so deep at the 8bhiptka Pass that oper ations are impossible; while Suleiman Pasha's army is said to be suffering terribly with typhus fever. At Plevna all is quiet also, the Turks heavily reinforced and with a fall sup ply of provisions and ammunition calmly awaiting any aggressive action on the part of the Russians. The correspondent of the London Times at Sistors on the 16th gives 6 favorable account of the Russian preparations for winter cam paigns. Vast stores have been laid in at de pots along the road, but the mad is frightful. On the road two miles south of Simnitza bridge it takes eight horses and twenty men pusbing behind to get a light wagon through. The railway from Fratesti to Simnitsa is pro gressing rapidly. London, Oct. 10 -A special dispatch to the Standard from Teflis, says: It is estimated that the eRssians captured at the battle of Monday last thirty-two battalions of Turks, four brigades of artillery, fifteen cfiaers, and two thousand horses. Among the killed are ason of the Circassian chieftain, 8chamyl, and the Turklsh General of Cavalry, Moussa Pasha. The Russians estimate the total Turkish loss at about sixteen shousand men, together with great scores of munitions and provisions. UNITED BTATES. WAsHINGTON.-Congreses met last Monday. The House was organized at once and with very little trouble, Mr. Randall being elected Speaker by a vote of 149 to 132 for Garfield, Republican. Messrs. Elam and Robertson of Louisiana, whose seats were contested, were admitted by a vote of 144 to 119. Only two Senators, Morton of Indiana, and McMillan of Minnesota, both Republicans, were absent at the organiusation. A motion by Mr. Thurman to seat 8pofford, of Louisiana, initiated a debate on points of order which has continued the whole week, though on Wed. nesday Spofford's credentials were referred to the Committee on Credentials, by a vote of 36 to 33, Davis, of Illinois, voting with the Dem ooratse. It begins to be apparent that the Republicans have determined not to do any thing that will increase the Democratio strength, and therefore the chances of the ad mission of Fpofford and Eustie, of Louisiana. and Butler, or South Carolina, at an early day are very slim. The President's message is a well-written, temperate, and short document, devoted ex clusively to the questions for which the exia session was called, namely, the appropriation of funds for the army and navy departments. He also calls attention to the necessity of wr sking some appropriation for the proper re presentation of the Up ,d States at the Paris Exposition in May, 1878. The President has sent the following nomi nations to the Senate for Confirmation : John M. Harlan, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Envoys Extraordi nary and Ministers Plenipotentiary : Edward F. Noyes, of Ohio, Franoce; James Russell Lowell, of Massachusetts, Spain; John A. Kasson, of Iowa, Austria; Thomas A. Os born, of Kansas, Chili; Henry W. Billiard, Georgia, Brazil. In the Senate, Beck, of Kentucky, has in troduced a bill authorizing the payment of 50 per cent. of the custom duties in legal tender notes. p RoELIGIOU RzECPTION.-Biltimore, Oct. 15 Thirty-six young ladies from Baltimore, i Philadelphia, New York, Rhobester, New Or leans, Chicago, and a number of other plaers received the habit of the Order of School Sis ters of Notre Dame at St. James church this morning. The ceremony of the reception was witnessed by a large number of friends and re latives of the postulants. At 6 o'clock A. , Mass was celebrated in the chapel of the con vent which adjoins St. James on Aiequith street, during which the novices elect and members of the community received Commu nion. THE TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY CELE BRA TION LAST SUNDAY. ADDRESS BY REV. H. GIESETN, C. CS. R. Last Sunday was a grand day for the mem bers of the Catholic Total Abstinence Socie ties of this city. Daring the preceding week they had faithfully and in; great numbers at tended the Retreat preached by Rev. D. Mc Kiniry a: tre Jcaurlt' church, and on this morning they were to crown the spiritual part of their celebration by receiving Holy Communion in the amro churoh at the 7 o'clock Mass. The.nnmber of oembers present was very large for schI an occasion, being estima ted at over tbre hulndrod. 1111e IoCEteION. In the aiter o; ou, at 1:t)0 oAlclock, the socie tiies abaoumble- on CJu~.! rtrtut, and, being formed in procession, took , ip the line of march through the princil,.' etr:ete of thecity in the followi; g uriler: M. K. O'N.;L. Grand Marshal. Ali-d M. D. Gardner. ':. Saxl, i hos. Sanders. .1. Heal. T. J. MoCullom, Johu Bhrneu. I'. Coagrove, Daniel Ma-ney, J. H. Jones, John O'Neil. 'Patrick Daniels. hbos Nugent, Patrick Kelly, H. J. Laity. J. H. Burns. n'eto Orleans Calltolic Total Abstinence Associa tion. Rev. D. McKinlry, S. J., Spiritual Director, in a carriage accompanied by three other Jesuit Fathers. Thos G Rapier, President; Wm H Byrnes. Vice President D H Buoklsy, Recording Secretary ; J O H Kavanagh. Financial Seeretary; T J Brown, Tresurer ; D Corcoran, Sergeant-at-Arms; P J Hussey, Marshal with Thomas McGreervy and J McNamara as aids. St. Joseph's Society. Carriage containig Bev P O'Neil, C. M.; Spiritual Dlrecto ; John McCsffrey. President; Hm Sheridan, Vice President ; J A Place, Recording Secretary ; Thomas Egan, Financial Secretary ; Tiomas Mckrdle, Treasurer; ''eomuas eynolds, Marshal, with John Powers and Peter Blake as aids. The members of this Society being all dress ed in black suits with white vests and gloves, and having splendid new badges, presented a fine appearance. St. Alphonrus Society. Rev. H. Giesen., C 8.., Spiritual Elrector; Ii H Buckley, President; William O'1eIl, Vice President ; John A Russel, Recording Secretary; F McElroy, Financial Secretary; Gee W Bysne. J reaiurer; John usrns. Sergeanl-at-Arrs; E xI Gannon, Marshal. St. 2heresa's Society. Rev P M L Msusardier, Spiritual Director; H R Giffney, President; J S Biadley, Vice President; J J O'Connor. Recording Secretary; SJ Fallona, Financial becretary; P (Gallagan, Treaourer; J H Jone., Sergeant-atArms; A J Coburn, Marshal. St. Peter's Society. Rev J D Flanagan, Spiritual Director; John Reany, PresiLdent; John O'Nesl, Vies President; George Dues., seordLag Secretary: John H Carregan. Finoancial Secretary ; P Danies, Marshal. St. Joseph's Society. Cnurch of the Holy Nrame of Mary, Algiers. Rev Father Bellanger 8 M , Spiritual Director; John oeynor, President; Jrhn Mooney, Vice President; Joseph Mooney, Seeet.iy. St. John the Baptist Society. Carriage containing Rev T J Kenny, Paster. Rev J G Footte, npiritual Director; P Farrell". President; SRuth. Vice President; ( W Trudes.. Recording Secretary; P J (Ot'lens. Financial Secretary; .Tohn Wallace, Treasurer; Jaimes Brady, Serleant-at arms; P J Donnegan, Marshal. St. Stcphen's Society. Rev T J Abbott, C M., Spirhtual Directo: Terence O'Brlen,. President: M B MeOarry. Recording Secretary; Andrew Leo. Treasurer; Patrick Kelly, Marshal. St. Michael's Socicty. Rev Thos Healin. Spiritual Director; D P rMaony, Preslient; Dents McCartbhy. slet Vice President; It Farrell, Id Vice President: T J Bath, 3d Vice Presidlent; L Morris. Seoretary: P H Waters, Treasurer; M Lally, Marshal. St. Joseph's Cadet Society, composed of boys from twelve to sixteen years of age, under Master Thomas McArdle President, followed St. Joseph's Society. Tnough there were a number of brass bands, banners, fags, etc, in line the parade could hardly be called a success for the reason that the several Societies, excepting St. Joseph' and St. John's, did not turn out more than forty per cent. of their members. These two Societies were out irn full strength and pre sented a handsome appearance. Several reasote have been assigned as to why so many members absented themselves on this occasion, the two principal ones being, first, that the ronte was too long, extending as it did from Enghien street in the Third Die triot, acloss the First and Second Districto to Josephine street in the Fourth, and secondly, that the religious celebration was sufficient. At 5 o'clock the procession was dismissed, and the membera dispered to prepare them selves to attend the lecrt.re at 7:30 o'clock at the Jer:its' Church. FAT'IIt.R GIESE.'N S ADDRESS. Every seat in th hbebntitul Church of the Immaculate Concrptio;; ars illed long before the hour appointrte. I: toe sanctuary were a numter of the Rev. Clergy from difierent parts of tho oiry. For theo following r-pr of the jhlilreer, we are indebted to ti.: :,nduners of Miss M. A. Thompson, a ocang lady of this city who took it down in short hand. Its impcrfections, which we are sore will hardly be perceptible, are due to the fLct that ter seat was way back in the church, and, haring no convcniccces at hand she was compnelihd to take her notes while testir g the falmer on the back of a snmalI pray3er tb.,k. Arcending the pulpit Father Giesen said: Come. there ore, and let u;s eioy tae good thing that are present, and let us epeeily useo the creatures as 1i1 youth. IAt us ll onrselves with costly wine and ointments; and lee not thi sower or the time pass byr sr. Let us crown ourselves with roses, telore they be w' tiered ; let no meadow esaspo our riot.--1 Wi. dean to 8. Beloved brethren in Christ, now.a-days peo ple every where speak of the bad times, there fore, this evening, in appearing before you, I come also to speak about the bad times in which we live. Are the times really bad? Yes, they are not only financially and commercially, but intellectually and morally bad, and very bad. I will tell yon what some of the great writers say in order to convince you of the truth of what I say. Brownson said that we, the people of the United States, that the United 8tates as a na tion, was travelling with railroad speed to per dition. Cardinal Manning said, that suppose by en chantment, the Catholic Church. the faithful in Jesus Christ, could be transplanted to another planet, then this present earth would become a pandemonia, a real hell. Again, a Garman writer says that men are degenerating into barbarism. Our times are indeed very bad. Now, I have come this evening to address the Total Abstinence Society, in order to tell them why the times are bad, at the same time also to suggest to them what all good Christians have to do in order to better the times. By explaining this, I will also en courage the Society to persevere in the path of virtue, and in a few words, give them a little fatherly advise, in order to show them how they may procure the salvation of souls. Now, then, why are the times bad, and very bad 9 Because, just now, we read on political, on social, on domestic grounds, the very fruits of those principles which the so-called reform ers of the sixteenth century, gave to the world. If you doubt my word read Digby's Ages of Faith. Luther comes forward and says that man is justified by faith alone; just as in Paradise old Satan seduced our first parents with promises of greater happiness, "you will en Joy greater happiness you shall be as god,'" shus, Luther states that faith alone is etfi oient for salvation. Good work., he said, are the sunperstitions practices of Popery ; rino more fasts, no more penances, faith alone justities man. He not only thought so but wrote book upon book, pamphlet upon pamphlet, delivered sermon upon sermon, in order to convince the sixteenth century that good works were superfluous, that man might heap sin upon sin, provided be only had faith he would inally be saved. By these falacies, brethren, so gratifying to human sature, Luther cast abroad every where tue seed of imororality. Calvin, the seo:,nd arob-heretic, more logical in his reasoning, devised a more devilish doc trine,-that God made man for eternal condem nation or eternal felicity, the doctrine of pre dostination,-that certain people were des tined to: heaven, and no matter bow they lived, provided they managed to cling on to their faith in Christ they would be saved ; and that certain others were destined for hell, and no matter what good works they performaed, they were destined for hell, and to hell they must go, berause predestined by God to eternal condemnation. Now, brethren, it needs but common sense in order to understand how such principles engendered every kind of demoralization. Luther, true to his doctrine, lived up to it and did not deny his love for sensual pleasures, and it was the same with all the other reformers. The inidel philosophers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, advance still further, and say that man was Oreated but for himself, for his own felicity, for his own individual happiness. Away with all notions of God, God is not, there is no God, man alone, is his own God. A celebrated writer, in his book of the Idols of the Nineteenth Century, speaks of man as set ting himself up for his own idol. What do we read in the sahool books, placed in the hands of children ? Read Dan Hitchcock's Moral Philosophy, a book which, as Bishop Timon says. wass for years studied in the high school of New York. It says "man was created for his own happi. ness, therefore nothing must stand between him and this happiness; therefore if his reli gion teaches him to fast, to abstain, to work out his salvation by penance, each religion is superstitiou, because God cannot ask sunob sacriftice froot His creatures." And beloved Christianu, these are the doc trines we come aoross every where. Man is siLktrg into barbarism, for if he refuses to liston to the law of God, to control his psa.. slone, he settle-i soon to the level of the brute. Others go ,tilt further, ard rmy that man in de-,',indod fiii an aniumal. And this its he edu calil,'f t i" I, . tieleouth century. i. ont w worier tOen tr ht in our days there is so :lnch iti;d:il'ciru!lem, -euanalitn, , infdeli, m, fire tovis , a, e-ven t., florni :a U rritr to the progr. , cf z.h.uCourch mut a we wonder at all We e-¢ ti di ti.i- aumong pretetileil Christians. Th.-y dt not waist anythinig oei. but a pleasurable ( f I may be allowed tile ex pressioi) religion; people want to worship in .a fashlionable church, they want to be preach ed at in words that wil tickle their ears with out tonching their hearts ; they must Lave fashionable music ;--,hey do not worship Aimigbty GOd in the nineteenth century as o,.r fo:efathnera did. Provided they are preahio, at, on a Sunday, that is enough reli glin for a w' ek, and for some it is enough for a month. 'l'hen in the summer these places of worlshil, are shut up, because in summer God does not expect man to worship Him. The ieverend speaker here related an anec dote of a man who bad had seven wives, and who, upon making arrangements to marry the eight was arrested and thrown into prison. Though the bodies of the seven women were examined and no traces of violence or poison found, so great was the popular prejudice that the man was condemned to a long imprison ment. After suffering a number of years, touched by remorse, he confessed, saying to the judge, "Yes, I killed my seven waves, but I sent them all into eternity laughing, asI tick lffd them till they choked." Thus it is, he continued, that Satan in this Nineteenth Century offers to modern society pleasure, consequently all classes of society are corrupted. Oar children are cor rupted. If you doubt my word, listen to Brownson, He says: "Our children know more at eight or nine years of age, than mar ried people did in my days." Pleasure corrupts its votaries, it makes men degenerate, ruins geniuses, destroys manhood, and even old age follows in its train wishing enjoyment to the grave. And consequently brethren, we have had times, people do not want to live a mortified life, they want to have tneir heaven on earth, and, theretore, do not want, nor will they follow ths Son of God. In olden times there were men who really loved their country, there were real patriots; but now, what are our modern polit:cians Men who fear not God. Toie newspapers are ,r.ll of reports of their oirruption, how they swindle and cheat, in order to enjoy life,-to live a "fastlife," as they themselvesexpress it. Why do our business men complain that, in modern times commerce is at a standstill t le caose people are not satisfied with legitimate trade, but in order to enjoy life they wish to become rich faster than legitimate trade will allow; there is no confidence among men, people cheat those with whom they transact business, they steal, not on a small scale but on a grand scale; large banks fail, become bankrupt, and that on purpose, in order that their managers might live a life of self Indul gence. And our Ilterature-literature ia the melns of a great deal of good or evil. And bow do modern writers use this power Do mm says be "must write in order to please D the people; do not blame me, blame society a that wants to be pampered, wants sensuality.' e Victor Hugo, says the same, and so do all other t modern writers who wish to please the people. I We read of strikes, of rebellions, of com i munism-why have we such disturbanees? t Rich men think that man is but an animal. t There is no God, they say, therefore they are not under the restraint of His holy law; they , seek pomp, power, in other words they desire pleasure, and in order to obtain it, they f grind down those under them. The employee desire the same thing, they try to rise above ,1 their station in life, they desire pleasure, and r thus brethren occur these revolutions. - We are in the midst of a deluge of corrup a- tion and sensuality. Shall we despair 1 No, - just as in times gone by there was by God's y mercy an ark of safety, in which Noah and his o family were saved, so in the midst of this d deluge of corruption there Is another ark, the d ark of Jesus Christ, the Church of God. The 1, Church teaches the same principles our Lord y taught in order to conquer Satan and save u r iunkind. The Church preaches the same truths Jr nes preached in order to rescue the e Pagans who deified their passions, who made s gods o.atof them, as Venus and Bacchus, the G. God of wine. The power of Christ was suffi d ieut to save even these, was so powerful as t, i, neform the Pagans, and it is by the same ir Bothe the Apostles preached that our modere socliety is to be reformed. What does Mothes h Church teach I She teaches us that this is not II our true home; that it is only by leading t lives of self.denmal, of mortification, by bear. , our crosses, that we can reach our true y Father-land. e ::ow beloved Christians the Church teaches t that in order to do this we must labor; man f bo'u of woman most labor, because in Paradise afterour irst parents badsinner. hey weretold, man was bound to work, to earn his bread by the s, bweat of his brow ; inleas he so labered the earth would bring firth nothing but thistles a and thorns. r The Church teaches that man in his fallen condition is Incapable of guiding himself, therefore he should instruct himself, should I study, and this is intellectual labor, and if a man does not work, does not labor intellectual a ly his mind will not bec ,ltivated. 1 Again, the Church t, ,ches that oan :nmast work, must labor very hr-d , overcome his evil inclinations, tocont-ol bis aopet: tea; nlI, he " practice el]fldeniial lie cannot be my dir a ciple." He lcmust labor morally or else his Sheart will prolduce to:hing hbt thiseles and thorns, only evil of every description. iB t.n ,i physically, intellentuilly, o.1d moral Slabitiing ocieity w" t rsced in it llde past f- ron bar,nari'ir , flrnl piagantll i, and 5wle Iliit erlms ,-ni der', *,i.l.ty from w rin-trriatli.n, Ifrom Sself luviloi, rilm that great love of plieasore. i from li dittiol by the bHIari means.i!. ? r.. Panl pr.roticel tmorttlii:lntion fir fear lest I he who, h pid preaciýtl so lineh to others ehoold hlnli.,elf he lose. You, i~limu lrer of the Total I Abtirience Society liractlCi ti!e ciomm)nlilUdA of the Churnhe, well knowiing thit Cvery good wiork lrone for (; ld and ini lit ni:lOi, will be i rewarded; but you even go further than simply Sto obey her commands, you are not only tem perate, but yon even refuse to arvel yourselves 0at a lawiil eljoyllmet, ri i dull!ge inl a lawful , drink. I most say, dear brothrenl, yon give a good etnille to too world. I kno rthat th.ie area great many in toel, world wleho laughll arnl: scoff at you. Ihnt reenlrulber thiat inor Lrd sis d that the world is under thi dlorilniou lof ira i, that lie is the prince, the ci.ief of tihn worhl; then do not heed their laughter, or esmofillg, or sneers, for they have not tile love of Jeens or His doctrine at heart. St. Panul says that Christianity wans a 'um bling block to the Jews and a foolisihlslr* to the Pagans. So to many Christians the object of your society is a stumbling block, and to the people of the world it is a foolishness. I say it is a stumbling block to ismany good people, for if asked to join the Soriety, the y say, "Oh, I am not a drunkard "and they will not join, just as if the Soclery was composed o. reformed drunkards. There are gentlemen in it who never made had use of liquor in their lives, but this will not convince many Chris tians, and therefore it is to them a stumbling block. We priests and re ligions make a vow of chastity, of perpetual virginity, but must we therefore refuse to associate with all others who have not taken this vow t It is the same with the Total Abstinenoe Society. You have all no doubt heard of Daniel O'Connell, how when he was endeavoring to carry the Repeal Bill, to liberate Ireland from the cruel laws of England, he was told that he wee losing time and doing more harm than good. What does O'Connell answer f In his own quaint way he tells a story. " What does a woman do when she wants to churn n bhe pours the milk into the churn. Tren what does she do in order to make the liquid become a solid mass ? Why she pusohe and pushes a quarter of an hour-woen', do-she pushes for half an hour-won't do yet. So she pusbes an other half hour, and goes on pushing and push ing and pushing, till what wa a liquid becomes a solid masa-becornies butter." We my friends most push oi, must go oln end go on. You uknow hbow this solid mass of which O'Connell speaks became a rock, which fell on England and crus',:d her creel laws. Yon know tow aucaoestsl O'Connell was, so 1 say, go on, go on pushing. You have been doing so for five years, and God has blessed you and swelled your numbers to sie hundred, but go on coor ageously, and in a few years yoo will be num-I bered not by hundreds but by thouoands. But in order to do this you most stand on Catholic grounds, you meast do all for God's aske, and ie satisfied if He is pleased with you. This morning, when I saw the parade, saw the banners flying, eard the masic playing I was reminded of what was addressed t) the Phillatlnes, that their strength was in their chariots and horses. All this display is an on necessary expense. There are many poor met 'bere, many orphans to be helped along. I was glad when I heard that so many mem bers had attended the Retreat at this cherob. I was very glad that so many received Holy Communion here this morning; but I cannot say that I was pleased when I saw the parade. Let us take a true Cathollo stand; ourstrength lies in God, and such displays are unneoessary. I would also suggest that It would be well to place the Society under the patronate of some saint. Father Mathew was a good man. but he was not a saint. St John the Baptist would be a powerful Patron, but suppose you do not want St. John, then there is St. Michael the Archangel, the one who con Squtered Satan, who drove atan out of heaved. t You want to drive Satan out of the world, S . a Miohael would be a powerful patron. Buet sup a pose you do not want him, then place your I 'selvr under the protection of the Biessed Virgin. But if you wish we will go still higher. e and I would advise you to choose the Sered. i Heart of Jesus, that Heart that bled, that suf fered so for you. It would be good to make the Feast day of the Sacred Heart your Feast day. When our Saviour was on the crose, we are told that he refused to drink the gall offered a to Him, because it was intoxloating. It was Sgiven to dying criminals to compassion to in r oxicate them, that they might die easler. I When our Lord said, " I thirst," they offered r Him this wine mixed with myrrb, and s soon as He had tasted, he refused to drink it. There a fore I would suggest to you to choose the sacred Heart as your Patron. I In coonclusion, I would repeat in ourdays the words uttered by the people of the eleventh, twelfth and thirteen centuries. Peter the Her mit relates howall Christians-blshops, priests, nobles, peasants-cried in regard to the Crn r'ides, " God wills it God wills it!" And now bishops, priests, and all well meaning persons everywhere in the United States cry, "It is the will of God I God wills it! God wills it that we sedold endeavor to stem the floodgates of immorality! Let ous hell, the Churob,and try to turn the nineteenth ceotnty aside from the path it has begaun to travel. I would say to all, join in doing good. not only at home, but everywhere; do all for the honor and glory of God. ight nobly, labor bravely, that the law of Godi may control the world. Amen. At the conclusion of the sermon Benediction of the Mlot Blessed 8aerament was given. The 8sa Antoio lcrrald unkce the following aplpal ni behalf of tibe policemeun of 8ot An tin'o, Txasa: 'hlii,. there is t, arunment which can be bitongot against iAielligent, econolmy there Is such a thing a carr, ing this virtun to,uooh a ie:.gti, that it ItesH. to be u virtue aul, be cotnies alo*iilte Ileoiriless. ibles is the case of the. treatmentof the plulil by the City Cooncil. The police are the protectors of the rights of the citizens, the guardians of their persons and property. !)ay ad night they are re quirted to patrol the streets ocvr ready to arrest. Iangerous characters, ofteni at the risk ioi heir liven. If they d,, their duty filhfully tirey r' sore to make pe.rsonae l ;vilies of the worSet coaracters whiciih ifet our city, which ceuriiti.o e.lltug t. tthe ii in after life whun lay iuK aenlde i.ti. urill.gii aldl dties if the iolice they seek i livelihood in the peaceful walks of prvate life. Dore a drunken andi infuriated desperado dash about tbhe city discharging bis sixeshooter to the inrmitnieut peril of the lives of our citi zens, it is the duty of the police, disregarding all personal danger, to arrest the culprit and bring him before the courts for trial. If there is a nuisance the police must report it and see that it is abated. An infraction of any of the thousand and one city and State laws they most report and see that they are punished. In the beat and cold, dry and wet, their duty it is to be ever vigilant and aaive lu the interest of thelpeople. Sneered at an.d reviled by those whose pro tection they are, they most resoeive the taunts and sneers with proper humility and should they reply to insult or abuse, moust stand trial before the police committee to answer to the charge of conduct unbecoming an offier of police fore. The clothes torn cff them by drunken violae tors of the law they must submit quietly, and out of their miserable monthly pay stint the cravings and desires of their families, while they make themselves look respectable hough toleoit the carping. of an ever censoronus publio. And for all this what? The scanty allow ance of sixty do!lear per month. Everything required, and nothing given in return. Health, strength, and agility, wisdom, coolness, brave ry, and the pollteness of a French dancing master, all for the miserable pittance of Hls per month. Gentlemen of the City Conncil, this is not economy, it is double dyed meanness sid de episable parsimony. Is this picture overdrawn? Have these facts lieu overstated I Pat yourselves, on ye City dolone,'in their place-don the uniform of the poor policeman and then see in bow nmch comfort you can support those depen dent oz you for their daily bread, and wits how mtch acceptance to yor fellow citizens yon can perform the arduou duties o1 toe police ofioer. No'ruC.-The attention of our readers is called to the arsd of J. J. Healy. sutom of St. Patrick' cemeteries, which will be feund I another oolema. Parties wttlag easythla doa a hish hies would de wen te give him a sell beosr pareuhlag elsewhere.