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sarm.atm avat WMDAT MOxxU. W .rT IsuNTWAT. DEZCMUZB s, ltW. azmaA or Sd . me-,. .D*. U--resub Saa is Aimt at. dn De - s .-. eseen. e ant asa r. DeChristmas at our Ch urhes. ·MbN o.oa h elf. oo erm 4' -o tor 1ar .A Ds. t.-.a a,-ro a"rr. le .s mys. ntdmu nams at our Churches. ame srery half boar from 4:30 to 10. At ie .clerk ga..A P waitla. Hrea sr wm be -- bys, Tie ai.ºer ts be. Cecil-. euicat wll is.dous Uses. tr Mom Mmli Grin willa gdive the Oee r Zaiastle s whh ise saeased IT, ?AT.RIC Sz CB CH. MdWigbt-folomn HigI NMa. Menaiggr Fuae emdaag. sada risee by Ve Rev.. P. F. Ae. fslewed lmedas by twe other Meses. Awsm. . os, a aend oma = 2' Mate at "iC swlel. L by Mma Debt. MseeL Jams o lssdewmsandMIr. G Laa. "Jes .es Nasa Dies" bt btee etwill .be reaar by uss ST. 0NO THE APTISh. MiJL t Mass. Other Maimo the same as 5T. MICEHAZL MSsIsigt ass. Other Masme the eane as Sr. THAIMA"2L esa vary alf boar from 4 to 10 o'clock ; st .R mssHes M a i aa ST. rJapw -l dlem High Mss arod sarmon at midnight. ST. PHTZIR5. Masses at 5, 6, -30, 7 and 7:30. Solemn High Mma t 10. THRIE RDEMn1'TORIST CBLt HHB . ntr1s a.om. CmrcA-A-t midnight Solemn . ; as Io . Bl lgb ias s adsr.e; i. 3i rt o Veperre. BLeideaoue . aund cridrie' ChriLmas ,L. Mry.' desmAptio--Miduight Mesl ed serma i Low T Ica ma it o tj i rd e 'oek.I Hish um a a e-moa at o oclok. VcT.a: mad esa:dres's Devotion at 3 'clock. lerrw Dame de B emoare--Midnighit Meas asd sermon. Two Lw Ma at o'clock. Vser e.e Lew Na. it O1 'ck ck. To Or n Cor'cmr v nscratlana.--seu rip- 1 tion bIls have bean mailed to a large number our frmieds in the country during the put few days. The astnre of the communioation will show that prompt attention i desirable Christmas I. a boliday of obligation. To. I morrow, Monday, being ths of the Feast, I is a day of fuasting andestineoe. Very arev. Fathr Millet, V. O., left New Teark Wednesday night on his retarn from Rome. He was expected home Saturday. Cuoraryxs eCou icntb.-O-ur readers are reminded that the collection at all the MaTse oChbristma, in all the Chuorhce of the Dio sse, will be for the Die s an Seminary. St. Loeia ppers eaite tlte b en ale& o al ready become almot universal in that ciy, 1 being In common une among the retail dealers of all cluasse The Montgomery, Ala., Adrertir say that I Montgomery i getticng back her old trade, and the city is repidl Increasing in wealth. The cotton receipts are much in excse of last year. lx Federal soldiere and life long Union men are contribnting money freely to repair the damage done by unknown vandals to the Con federte monument at Chattanooga. Oarrrin Tlo..-Satnrdey, December c233d, at St. Mary's Church, Hie Grace the Most Rev. N. J. Perehe, Archbishop of New Orlanls, con ferred the holy order of Priesthood on the Rev. Chriltopher J. Burks, of the Congregation of the Moat Holy Redeemer (Redemptoriate.) The commencement exercises of the Peabody Hlgh School, Mrs. K. R. Shaw, Prineipal, took plas at Oronewald Hill last Wednesday ven ing at 7 o'clock. Thirty-ix young ladies rad rated, their diplomas being distributed by the Hoe. B. e . Luoher, State Superintendent of Public Education. FATHla BUra 's FilarI M ys.-To-day, nday, t 10 o'l :ek, the Rev. C. J. Bnrke, C.8BR. who was ordained yesterday, will eels brats hi First Mac in St. Alphonaoa Church. All the Societies in the periah composed of males, will escort the newr Ce!ebrant to and from the Chunreh, in proceeion. The Very Rev. B sn.Neithart, C. o R wit l preach ,and the ehoir will sing Goner1l,'s Bam. Duam tiF A Baomxa oF 113 acARna Hxaa.--II i our paiofnl duty to record the deth, from consuromption, of Brother Gabriel, late Director of St. Stanielans Commercial College, Bay St. Loie, which curred at thhe Hotel Dil In this city on Sunday, De 23d. rother Oabrie (in thle world J. Grangere,) was born in France in 1er4, and havlng joined the order of Brothers of the Sared Heart, same to this coountr in lds8. In lio he wpa sent to the College at th e By, of oih e be esa Director in 16e74 when Brother Flori mend came to thise oity to found the Aadem of the 8acred Heart, corner Chartres and He-. pitaietret. Brothr Gaboriel's romaine wsre tracaelred to the Bey where they were in terred in the College Cemetery. The oeremo Slee attndinlg the funeral are said to barsv ben morast impoingo nearly the whole populae tioer Joinng in the last sad rites to honor on who had lbored so long, so humbly, and ao relentiy amongoo them. Brother Florimond for the fourth time ii eompelled to take oharge of St. Stanhtlana Colle, Brother Provinoial Athaniaslu te, porary uoumiug oontrol of the Aocdemy of the leaeed Heart In this oity. Chatterbox, Wldeawake, Blue Bells, and a Iritr ety of books at ]KLrkpatrIck. Laie lisgine ctavi. Religion at Sixty Djays. Even that ameient inatitutioe, the camp meeting, is, it seems, being subjected to variations in this age of mutation and dissolution. For ages the camp-meeting, or revival, idea has been simply a tempo rary religieso mania whieb was expected to throw people lat some sort of Ata. The edrveeasees was to work itself off n a week or two and leave whatever residuum of solid piety might be found precipitated at the bottom, be the same more or less. Nobody ever dreamed of innovating on the standard old scheme or varying from its established usage. r Now comes along, however, this imper ttunent era oi ann XIX. an,1 -in-its-las quarter and incontinently suggests a new application or adaptation of the vencrable principle. Instead of wasting all that efferveseence which has been usually per mitted to evaporate upon the idle air, it is to be instantly bottled up and saved. Mr. Kimball is the apostle of this novelty. He works up a congregation to the nanal "shooting" heat and then takes their shouts down on paper duly signed by the utterers. This is new; formerly a man could "shout" freely, fearlessly and with oat sense of subsequent responsibility, but now be must expect to make it good at 30 or O0 days. "Mr. Kimball is a master of his art; he ade dsallthe pliaomee of an exite meat, and, having successfully put them in operation, be calls upon the half-raving crowd to give tangible evideneos of sineari ty. He will himself head the list of ten thousand dollat subscribers, also the Arve thousand, the one thousand, and the one hundred dollar lists. The enthuasiasm grows into rivalry, the rolls swell immediately to the required figure and a vast church debt is virtually paid. Every subscriber signs his name to a note or a list equally as bind ing, and, though he may repent next morn ing, will have to pay when the time comes round. This is a first-rate plan for the churches, but we doubt if it is good for religion. Every man who in a moment of folly binds himself to a heavy burden, will eventual ly curse both the burden and the folly. These enthusiasts who have given their paper for a great deal more money than they could really afford will, of course, never be caught again, but, in the mean time, their sentiments towards the occa sions and means and object of their first entrapping will not be of a pleasant nature. Religion will in some way be associaied in 1 their minds with the fraud and its conse quent soreness. It may be said that the same dodge is resorted to for secular purposes and that in moments of excitement men are enticed to take stock in popular enterprises, sub scribe to public works and lend their in a-" afterwards condemn-.' 11ence to proja .- . - by their con!t judgement. Hat all this d&ee not militate against religion, and though the victim learns to'be more can tiouns in lis:ening to the persuasions of his fellow men, there is no shocck given to his confidence in the good faith of his relations with the Creator. God is not compromised through his supposed ministers, as is too apt to be the case when the swindle is in favor of a religious object. All fevers leave a weakness, and Protestant organization will not find itself stronger by reason of this spasm of factitious energy. New England's Beechesism. Rev. Beecher has been preaching against Hell. His views are somewhat mistily ex pressed in the following language: Among those living now there are three quarters of them tha.-have no priests, no teacher nor guide, no anything but the law of nature. Now, if you teach me that this great crowd goes to heaven because they had no. knowledge to be better than they are, I say this inroad of so mauch mad will destroy its purity; but if you say that they will go and have gone to hell, then you make an infidel of me; fur I do swear by the Lord Jesus Christ, by his groats, by his tears of agony, by the wounds in hbs sade, that it is impossible I stand on the sovereign idea that He so loved the world that He gave His only Son to save it. Mr. Beecher, bold as he is, avoids a pre cise, categorical rejection of the whole doc trine of Hell, but the inference is plain enough. He is only feeling his way and keeping open his line of communication with the crowd behind him that is drifting e along in his wake. Everybody noderstands , that the Rev. Dr. Beeeher does not believe l in Hell, and yet Mr. Beecher is the leading Slight of the Congregationaliste, and yet the I Congregationalists are the lawful descend anta and heirs, physical and spiritual, of the Puritans. STo this, then, has come the vaunted . Puritanism of New England. That stern, igloomy, inexorable fanaticism, calling it y self religion-that dark-brewed spirit , revelling in dreams of punishment, and e excluding from salvation all but a se - lect few of the sainte-has come to this at last that none shall be lost, that all are "saved. What would Cotton Mather think of the jolly, eloquent clown who has soc eceeded him in the spiritual leadership I Shall we look forwards If Puritanism is has already revolutionized to its present , status, where will its progress end To c. what will it finally comet Congregation s alism lapsed into Universalism will not lose its impetus short of open Infidelity. The solemn frown thawed into an ecclesi as. tical grin will ferment into a thoroughly malignant scoff. owO DIeIa a1'A Ua L UV*V JIsU The great dleaulty sow is to knew bow retain their salaries as Upreabers." Let American ingenuityoooesolve that problem and American Protestaatism is defunct. Pius IL Notwithstanding recent persistent re ports of the impending dimolution of the Holy Pather, reports which began finally to influence the most hopeful of his devo ted children, it seems that there is no im mediate cause of apprehension whatever. There is the same element of exaggeration latterly as formerly in the news of his health. Millions of Catholics have prayed, and many have expected, that our venerable Pontiff would surrive to see the final over throw of the conspiracy against his tempo ral independence. Events are hurrying on. Germany and Sardinia are the robbers that despoiled him of his temporalities, with England as an abettor, and now Eog land and Germany are not on good terms. Let the robbers fall out among themselves and honest men may get their rights As to Italy, so called-more properly Sardinia -it is too contemptible a concern to be considered a factor in the problem. It is simply a eatepaw used by the Prussian pilferer, sad once left to its own resourcee would collaps like a bubble before the breath of popular wrath. -Egiand and Germany- ire girding for tbe strife. The only question is whether their preparations approach a crisis more rapidly than the ebbing mseds of life indi- I cate the coming close of a great Papal a romance. Forward to Mexioo. It is the theory of certain Northern pa pers that President Hayes has an eye on Mexico. It is supposed that Messrs. Conk ling, B;aine & Co. are making things too lively for him in Washington and that a diversion would be quite diverting-to him at least. Inter armsc cedaat tngv ; the thunders cf war will silence the clamors of ambitions politicians and the) oratorical dres of gabblers will pale before the larid i glare of artillery. At any rate, theory or i no theory, troops are hurrying into Texas I and experienced officers are ordered to report there for important service. There are some strong inflaences at work in favor of a collision. Speeulators and contractors are extremely hungry, ardent young men are spoiling for military op portunities, cooler and older m9n of unsuc cessful experience in ordinary kinds of 1 business would like to settle permsanently in some newly acquired territory where I inherent ability would pass as a substitute a for business habits, and, more than all, there is a general feeling that almost any I kind of sudden and forcible impetus would set the ball of business in motion once molt. On the obef i .O' 0 .e Rio Grande the elements are fully as combostiblq, if net to:e so. A singular fatality seems to urge t':e peop?e on in the conviction that their country is a full match for the United States in mil;tary prowess and reeources. Their newspapers fan the flame of ind:gna tion at assumed American outrages, and every faction of the political bhost is busy pandering to the popular folly. The Gov ernment is afraid to encounter even asuans picion of lukewarmness in the patriotic canuse and moves its forces towards the R o Grande with menacing promptness. We believe that Mr. Hayes could easily allay all this excitement and abate the crisis, but we see no evidence of any such incli nation on his part. He seems to be quite impartially letting things take their course. But that course is evidently towards col lision and war, and the continued inaction of our President will be virtually a war policy. We can only hope that so grave an emer gency as war, if it comes, will not be at tributable to any fault of our government or people. It is easy to make war and easy to prove victorious at such odds as will be in our favor, but victory is not always success. Crime is not allowed t3 reap any real fruits of advantage from is apparent triumphs, for there is a tribunal above, where nations, as well uas individuals, are judged. If war is inevitable we hope that it will be c'ear to all men that it was not invited by either our people or our Government but was really forced upon nau TUal Toxno-a EuraTIRTALLxxt.-This en tirtainmeut closed laset Monday night with the grand drawing, the result of which will be found in the card signed by Rev. Fathers Kenny and Footte, which we publish in our advertising columnes. Up to Friday morning the holder of only one of the winning tickets, No. 1102, which won the painting of the Sacred Heart, bad called for his prize. Of course tbe holder of Ko. 5747, which won the hone, will I soon pot in as appearanoe,~-that he has not already dons eo can only be aocounted for on Sthe hypotheasis that he awaits the oflcial Spsblication, in the Monxxe STra, of the reenlt of the drawing. In all respects the entertainment was a marked success, affording much iunocent amunsement to the people of LSt. John's and their friends, and providing the Rev. Pastor, - Father Kenny, with very nearly the full amount requisite to meeL the note due in a few days. Among other gratifinu testimo nisle of interest in the welfare of the parish - evoked by the recent extraordinary exertions of the Rav. Clergy, we are pleased to note the donation of ;0 by Dvion No. 2, Ancienit Order of Habernians. elss, the atbolie Chuaeh teachee that a Christian's life oesiste of a three-fold obllga tion, whichboas for its object, God, our neigh bor, and ourselves. But there is no day li the year on which this grand inetreotion is so partioelarly in eealeasd es on Christmas day, when the leas enforced Lby the Church's taught by God him self, illrstrated by His divine presesne mad made practical by His soblime exampie. Christmas The word itself poersm a flood of light around man's daty towd God; and we see within its wonderfal effulgence the halo whioh surrounds the manger of the Bbo of Bethlehem ! Man's duty-his first and greatest,-.s to do the will of iod; d a r otbi rt.uk" came upon this inhospitable earth: for this His fair limbs trembled with the cold one drear December night; for this He lay and waited as Herod's murderous soldiers passed H m by. God's will! In sunshine or Ia shadow, in joy or sorrow, In prosperity or ad versity, the soul of the true Christian must ory out: "It is better so, for it is the will of GalI." The Babe who taught this lesson in his cradle, repeated it with His dying llps upon the altar of the oross. Christmas! How eloquently it preaches man's duty fhir naigbor; sad how the light of that poor stable reveals this seared obligation In clear sad shining oolors. What help, what blessinge fell from those divise hands I What esaferings they relieved what happiness they brought I what misery they swept away 1 Bt if Christmas teaoohes this duty towards our neighbor, Is the lesson learnt by us as it shuold bet I the blessed day one of reole ing for the poor, or is it not rather one of selfish enjoyment for ourselves t When we make the fire flme so bright upon the hearth at home, do we think of the humble dwelling of our neighbor, unoheered by light or warmth or comfort As we pile the dainties on oour luxurious board, do we think of the hungry ones around the corner, to whon Christmas is 1 the saddest day of all the year No, our i Christmas lesson is not learnt as it should be, 1 for the Divine Baba still waits to sae us put it into prantice. If every Christian to whom I God has entrusted a portion, however small, I cf this world's goods, would but make one a fellow-bein: hippy on this Christmas morn- I ing, what a sum of happiness there would be, a what a sorng of j y would mingle with the I allelsica of the angels I If those in moderate circumstanoes are ex pected to help their more needy fellow. e creatures, how much more must be done by the rich, the prosperous, the stewards of Gad's bounties! Think of it, rich men, and share 1 your luxuries with those whose daily food is 1 too often only bread and tears. Think of it, frihionable women, and stretch out your hands with help for those whose nakednes a upon earth will olothe eou- with eternal shame r in Heaven. Think of it, children of vanlty, I and do a little for the poor in honor of tl e Child-Teacher who gave you tbis letion upon r Christmas morning. Christmas It tells of man's duty to Ajaseif/ ht .y is to keep himsuif from s'n, to s, cure hes eternal s ilvatton, to win the crown prepared for him. Ah, how lovingly the Divine 1 Babe spear- of all th' ! From hbs throne of * raw, He bids men recognize in him the King who comri to hive H s people, the Friend who will give H s life for H - beloved, the Mster who will teach them how to run their race .) -s to win the "exceeding great reward.' He bids them be is pure in sol as new-born babe s, e true in heart es s:mplechildhood, and to keep forever the memory of the Chr:s'mas day as their guiding siar in the journey to wards Eternity. Ab, merry Cntistmas! Its triple duty, if well performed, will indeed bring merriment to the hearts and homes of men; it will rejoice the angels as they sing their canticles of joy and it will realize the promise made upon that first Christmas morning of the world, when the words: "Glory be to God in the Highest, and peace on earth to men of good will," came sonnding down from the atarry midnight sky God's first Christmas greeting to the hearts of men ! Since then the Church, which is the voiceof God, repeats the self-same greeting to all her children; but at the same time she teaches still the grand and solemn lesson that the Christmas peace and joy can only be secooured by the fulfilment of that threefold obligation which binds the life of every Christian even as the halo of a supernatural light eorrounds the cradle of the Babe of Bethlehem. !Communicated.) THE ,'CUEEY CITY OF THE S60UTH. noIn coiDTnoS0 rS 1C-t-HaR CoDmTIoN ow (177), AD v WHAT IT PROMISES 10 EE L THE New Orleasc before the beginning of the late civil waro, was a wonder of commercial life, for her growth in the forty years preceding had been one of marvellousne rapidity. In the year 183 the writer first set foot upon her levee. Then the city of New Orleans was emphatically below Canal street. The spirit of improve ment had, however, begun to show itself above that avenue a year or two before, owing to the influx of Amerioans from the North, Eaet and West, and many enterprising men from the "Old Country' across the water., n 1(3G the alty was divided into three Munielalities, the First below Canal to Esplanade, the Third all below that line, and the Second all above Canal street. Each with separate Counouis but all under one Mayor. From this time began the repid growth oand extension of the city up ward. Those were the days of slavery in the South, and every thing was done on a grand seale. Our thoroughfares above Canal street began to be paved with "round stonee " (the I meanest pavement for our alluvial soil in the world), stores, and theatres, and churches, and i plalial residences mrang up as if by magic, and the "Deeert" truly blossomed like the rose! Up to the beginningof l93 not a square irigged veseel hbad ever mored at a wharf abor Oamal eleeat. The writer saw the 4 tS ship do Shle amid the salvs of artillery mad the shoutm Behold the seamo today I What fsewt of maste, stretebing away around the barve sad lost i• the distemee. We ured to haves "little slser senamed Lafeete (all eliea, like UM are females, yea know) that St all the live long day and sight for years q the banks of the Father of Waters bemoaning her lemely fate It was somewhere about Jackson steet, I beUlieve; I have looked for her often, but obe is nowhere to be found. Swallowed up, I ap pore, by the march of improvement, leaving not a trace behind to tell of her beauty and her dream of conquest. Ala ! "Deleaod eat Carthage " The Queen City marched along, mad lo I all ls changod in the Fourth District What change in forty year Whas maaguoemso churohes adorn it now I Look as the wonder of arohitetural skill di·played in the ereotion of the magnifoont churohes of the Redeomp tort Frthers alone, their oonvents and say lams I Truly the Fourth Distriot was, and is still, the Paradise of New Orleans. Population kept psos with improvements up to the year 1860. At that epooh New Orleans stood forth in all respects a " Qen of Beauty" unsur passed. Indeed the whole South ran wild with joy at a boundleen prosperity everywhere with in her bhorders, and to our eity, and to every Soathern oity, town and bamlet the words of Solomon would them have applied with awful force end warning: "Rejoes, 0 young man! (0 young and prinosly South !) in thy youtb, and let thy he.t beer thee in ~hb days of thy youth, and walk --in the ways of thy heart, wad i. the sight of thine yese; bet hkese the t fer f all esm thins Ged will n S ia fga jgment .m That Judgment came Four thoenand mil lions of dollars were instantly strioken frem the sum total of our ,sens, and we lay beank rapt in purse, but, thank God, not in bonor nor in "hearts of oak" and arms and nerves of steel! No; we acoepted the result-our universal poverty-as coming from the Hand I of God, and with elean hands we began the herculean task of regeneration and a new life! I We of New Orleans have been too slow, 'tei true, in working out our own salvation, while others, more fortunate in means and localitieo have outstripped as in the race over our own fields. We are now, thank Heaven, just begin ning to realise our isolated situation. Bituated amongst plenty, we are almost starving. God and nature have done everything for New Or leans. Oar position to-day is a proud one, if we will but view it aright. The mighty Father of Waters will never oese to lave " the beautiful feet of this his Queen, his favorite Queen," as he passes on ward and is soon lost in the mighty ocean 1 below us. Here he will bring his richest trl. bates forever, and lay them at her golden feet. Our Queen is great and beautiful now, but 0 what a beauty will she be when, in a few short years, she extends her arms and spreads out her beautiful fingers to the noble Rangers of Texas, t.e g;Zing on by myriads to come uo to her loving heart, and n~ meet her smiles sad her princely beautices When the men of New Ot!cins put their shoulders to the wheel in earnest the golden car of progress will move on to Alexandria, thence up the golden Red River to Bhreveport, thence on to Marehall, Texas, and thence on and on, through ond all over the mighty Em pire State, and leaping her western boundaries the iron horse will not cease his lightning speed until hbe is stopped by the Pacifio Ocean before him! Brave hearts and strong arms will accomplish all this in an icoredibly short space of time, and then Louisiana may well boast her glory and her strength, for her pa. triotism will be patent. " What costitutes a State I Not high raised batlement or labors mound. Tiok wall or mested gate. No but mea. high-metded m.n, Was do their duty, know their rlah'. And, knowiag, dare mantain :" Men who don't stand and lament over past hopes nor belittle their own glorious inheritance. Never fear but capital will soon flow to our rising city, and invite strong muscled labor to work harmoniously with it. This we really want. Oar banking capital should be at least doubled now. Commeroe and trade require it even to-day. Grain is coming from the West, coffee from the South in immense quantities, and then comee-nay, it is now here-that sweet handmaid of com merce, the "Factors' Warehouse Bank," with her books open, ready to receive the autographs of her friends, and she offers in return fire million of dollars, to be used for their good and for the good of all classes of citizens of New Orleans. The merchant, the importer, the manufao turer, the agriculturist, the warehouse proprie tor, will smile an they come to her doors, and the moet cheering smileof all will light up the face of the laborer as he nightly receives his joust, ungrudged and well-merited reward for labor bonestly performed, through the instruo mentality and powerful influence of the " Fac tors' Warehouse Bank." m. Yeso Orleana, Deeaber 13. l3;7. The Sacred College is divided into three orders: 1. The Cardinal-Archbishopn or subar bican bishbopris, so-called because they are in the immediate neighborhood of Rome. They are six in number. 2. The Cardinal Prieste, I who are titularm of parishaes, formerly regarded I qusi-diocesee; they number ifty. 3. The I Cardinal-Deoons, they number fourteen. Thus I the entire body oompri eeseventy members, in Smemory of the seventy ancients of Israel and I of the seventy disoiples of oar 8aviour. The I Apostolic Senate, however, is rarely oomplete. Least Thursday evening an explosion oc curred in Greensleld & Straws' eandy factory, @3 Birolay street, New York, kneoking the Ibuilding down and ~causing a fire to ignite, which wau only put out after some hours of , hIrd work. At the time of the explosion so-E e300 young girls and boys were in the building Sputting up Chlistmas orders. The lose of life is believed to have been very great. S Two-tttoned kid gloves, black and colored, ofexcellent naity, at 60, cent a pair at Lery Brothera, 5 Maa's no treet. .EW P'BLrOJAror.a Thde ..d fh. tb n l e e The awa ;e sht of toe week imps e very fvorahy iwi t h m . otli sg L Isat'sob s·me e lver ttu at lauw uomm e nSmi b a lsima O lies her heore. asems Bo a eiglnsi ma s b The rand .l mewars, HDoa Sbre (e. ) is the first e th list If b lsseue S me., and the heesh of his many rvaliat doaeo. sad feat d , s b eoseleu and interesilag sad rese at satistactory speaime at these that are to follow. In the corse of the pages of thi bok, v, will have not only the lage an wad of Ireland, behot also her poet, waters, exploers, miolerie, et4--me v ahoa from her earliest to be latsh ti mes, work will be ompleted in twenty " - fifty cents a number, with twoe agrviags il each par. We do not doubt that it will be warmly weasmed by all lovers of elegp literature-and by all admiremof Isih htw Ireland as She Is, as Aser BAes., ean d AsOuptoBAs. By Jame J. Clamy. Ner York: Thoma Kelly. This book is set written by mhy fait-lhebs Slover of Irelaa, bet by see f her n i athsalatle ae vwho bitterly feels h wroa, sad earnea Stry uies ar the u His per dashes, weM his m et erld th bet wield it In the t sem-he lIaes. M wmt are Sharp tm ltagig, aM " r b lblelst Sr Irish liberty were he be ta to gaif them. Hs pletuse.s the Isadh mU*e, o o'~onsen, oN the "Young stI &' pasty, eta, are life-llke e sad B er -r were eamlies eatisfutory an pteldet thsn were M. Sam. vaa's explanatiems of the sine details. It is true, the author believes in iMaglue motto, vi : "' Wlbosvan lbsd qduite eer ien, Ltusnoaew have a spieflalref . b Bat wbhat Amerssan can blame him, wha he remembers that these United Bgtaes alse trd of ere and appeals for Justice, and auggestig a spell of hatred, tried it with remarkable me aeess We particularly admired the embellished cover, whieh combines so many elements of Ireland's history, so many euggestions of Ire land's wrongs. The Celtie roes, the round tower, the Irish harp, the rained abbey, the Druid stones, the Irish wolf-dog, the wreath of shamrock, all these are grouped around a f. male figure whose whole aspect breathes of sadness and desolation. Poor Ireland Noble Ireland The day is surely drawing on when "national freedom' will be no longer a dream, a vision of hope, but a glorious reality, a blessmed truth whisk shall live forever more. Our Yesg Folk'.s iMaelea., Illstretel, 1177. Boston : Rev.Thomas ooelly, Editor. This Let volume of "Oar Young Polk's Mag aine" farms a very attractive Christmas present for the young of beth sexes, and we earnestly recommend It to BantC!suea'serious conaideration. It will prove intmeseing sheo our older readere, who will And In Its paeg matter both entertaainng and oasrasttr, Catholic parents whoprish to provide safe sa yet palatable food for the minds of their child ren, cannot find any thing better adapted to their purpose than this prettily bound sad carefully prepared volume, with its cover of green and gold and its stories of virtue aad wisdom. The Mirror rf True WomaAhood By Rev. Bernard O'kielly. Now York: Peter F. Col lier. This work is now complete, and is a beanti fol legacy to all Christian women in the laud. Its lessons are of untold value and should be treasunred up in the hearts of every mother, sister, wife and daughter. Father O'Rielly writes about chivalry, but be is himself a liv ing proof "that this glorious spirit is not dead." His efforts in the cause of truth and virtue, his zeal for the best Interests of Christian womanhood and his earnest labors towards the perfection of home-life, make him a true knight in the best sense of the word. He is doing service to every woman who reeads his. earnest words. He is battling for her happi nees against the influences of fashion, pride, and worldliness. He is the champion of all her rights in the sphere of home and in the circle of charity. What more timely than this beautifol book at this season of the year As ag ift fro father, husband, son or brother to those be loved ones who make home bright and happy, it is singularly appropriate, for it not onall teaches woman what she should be, but also shows her as she is-the very angel of masws existence, the guardian spirit of his heart ad home. Bat the book reachae its arms of gomfortand guidanoe into every place where woman toil and euffers. To milliners, to women in mansfootoriss, to saleewomen and dressmakers, it sddrei words of most prudent advice, and of hol--t enouoragement. For stepmothers, even, it has kind instrnctions and patisat oesaul 5i s word, there is no olms of womaubod wvs will not find some gleam of hope, some raet d help shining, espeoially for its benefit, oat ot the depths of this beautiful Mirror o/ Teat Girl of Mine. By the Autbor of "That Lover of Mineo.' Philadelphia: J. B. Pete son & Brothers. This little book is really a pleesat compa' ion for our winter evenigs, and can bre by young and old without any behsitationO. The author s very smoouesfl in lidividnaist*S his many charaotrs, and shows a rare SliU in the portrayal of Frenob manners an ' toms. We do not like the title, there i a touhob of volgarity about it, whbsh La fe to the writer's deasign and no ooetstat ih thu general style ofrfinement whieh pendi the book. Washington life is ver vlvdll portrayed, the sitations are qsite inttesrt the conclusion very etisfaoory, oa tht together it is one of the beat novelette. of the We think the book indiatee talent ad aeholarship which might be employed upan works of a higher grade and of a more instrao' tive nature; but even if devoted to simil light-fanleie, the aothor has the satiaeotioc of knowing that although arob works do no pirticular good, except to whale away no bhoer -they are, at least, not calolated to do saol harm.