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tes- .'.r.s at _. te y. ..a.. -4 l Il " 15 o ," aa.-0555 l of35. dater at Hsrem. mgep Grees, of Savannah, will presach at iahlbmW , 10 o'aloko to-day, in the Jesuit's R" e. 1 . eloly, S. J., will deliver an address -A.L Mhe hbureh of the Holy Name of Mary, SAglers, under the auspices of the Total Absti am_ el. •m oSeoIety. at7 P. x. Sunday next, January S ethers Wayrlih, of Baltimore, Zinner, of i .36w TYrk, Cook sad Neo, of St. Louis, all -ibmemere of the Order of the Most Holy Re gemser, will oemmene a rmlstion in St. Mary's S(GeIe) church on the 3rd of February. Thfe Sh of January was: a rainy, chilly, am.i" able eort of a day, nevertheless our gal. ae ldier beye, to thenomber of tbree thoo uaed, turned oat to celebrate Old Hiokory's Speat vietery over the "blasted" Britishers. -. a motiee in our advertiling oolumns it ilDse ens that the Sisters of Charity at 8d. 4,1 g's c lobol, 131 Annunciation street, hay g s 0ome oeess.ry improvements to their Sare prepared to receive a limited imber of young lady boarders. The Lecture to be given by the Reverend tuber Jeremiah Moynihan, jr.. at 1St. Micbhael's l. eh. for the benedt of the poor visited y St . Miehael'e Conference of St. Vincent de asnl has been postponed to the fourth Sunday la easary 18h,1 at 7 o'clock, P. s. jp the ratle of a white velvet dres, for the b'b es of the Convent of Moant Carmel, New arlawhloh took place on the9th inst., ticket e, - g, held by Mrs. L. Conway, won the prsme. The wblack velvet boy's esit was won by ticket .9, hebold by Mrs. Barker Harrison. Died, ln the Convent of the Good Shepherd, is Ota oity, on Thursday, January 10th, Sister MaryDoherty (of St. Loois), aged thirty.four Syeess. She was born in Ireland, and had been a member of the Order seventeen yeas. ew York and St. Louae papers are requested to espy this notioe. Our friends in neighboring oities and -Lsoghont the country, to whom sabscription ille have been sent daroing the pat month wDi oblige us very muoo by remitting at the eas.lef day possible. For remittances made by me-ss of Posl Ofoe Money Orders or Regle aed I tters we will be reponsihibe. Money toaia letters mnt registered is at the ruk of the paries who remit. Ygor Rraw's Gasar Lscruu.-We do. Neoeagasat dealof our Wpee to-day to the daobiesatoa of a portion of. the great lecture • e ed by Bishop Ryan in Meresntile 1s6sy nall, t. Louis, on the 16th of Decem bir. The concluding portion of thie splendid igesseUr willi be given in car next issue,-. masseawhile those who may desire to seoore S3les r pamphlet form can do so by address ig the publisher, P. Fox, Esq, St. Lonie, mslabg 95 cents for each copy ordered. The Virginia General Assembly in March lst created a Department of Agrioultore, I alag end Manufacturing, of which Dr. Thos. W lard was afterwards appointed Commis aterner. Dr. Pollard wasee given a wide circle of duties to perform, and has embodied the re slos of his labors so far In a pamphlet of 125 pages, devoted to an exhibit of the resouroes ot the State. There ia added also an intereet g, table of statistlce, supplied by Senator Johaon in support of the statement " that Virginia ls not only not inferior to her sister Stas of the North in respect to educational mvaatages, but far superior to most of therm. She bd more stuadnts in college in l7it than Oeseetleuiet, Masseachusetts, Ohio or Penasyl. wsaul, and more relsident of the State at col Ilsg than say of these States ocept Ohio. mmaor Gaoes' Lucrons To-smonr.-Our e dewehoeeld not fail to bear in mind the fatee ý.eta the Right Rev. Bishbop of Savannah, Ga., rwll leeture this Sunday eovening at 7:30 o'olock, SI Alpboness ObChurch. Though still a very Sesng man, Bishop Gross has long oojoyed the sepstattbo of being one of the most effeotive 'a" legleal pulpit orators in the United States, eas wheever he has preached Protestantse as ,as well e Catholics have flooked to hear him. h'e price of admission has been placed at the wary low enm of 50 oeats, and as the orphans ees t e the beneoaries ofo the loeture, the Uabbep hes very appropriately chosen as his euieetm the " Phases of Charity." We predict for hles Lordship soeh an adioence the ocesion as will prove the high appre. ln wlloh hie services and tboee of the Order of Redemptorist, of rwbih he is i dtiegulebed a member are held by the of New Orleass. i number of pearons now andergolg im Sfor political ofecee and breaches ees Laws in Germany Is eo great as to gave ient Some time ago the Social S member of the Belobstag, Bebee to l L months' imprisonement for Prlnce Bismarok, could he "asooom *at Plotseneeo for one month only; bee had to be removed to Ieipalo for the Ire months. The editor, BobSaer, dletisgeished member of the same *igald not Bad room in the goal at *the.Maiu, and has had to prooeed There are detained at present old at Preantrt live political an editor of the 1tatjbrter other four Social Demoorate. It eipesne that there is st prerent in gaqe member of the staff of every thea cernowapaper Ii Germany; there e beloagig to, the epsic orwswear *6ls the en a hemts Aus. "botred Prbyter Oar Calvintstie neighbor, lbe oasth Wstfers Presbteries, is decidedly uneasy over the subject of Pargatory,-why, we cannot see, as there is trouble enough in its own camp over the other place to keep its attention fixed for a while. The oecasion for its running over this time is as ordinary little local item from the New York Herald in which a Requiem Mass for Bishop Hughes is "reported" with sundry details of music and other cireumstances. That's all, and. yet our anxious neighbor goes off into the calculation that Bishop Hughes has been dead thirteen years. Then comes the thrilling reflection that it is base ingratitude in the Church to con cern itself but once a year for so zealous a servent as was the distinguished deceased prelate. We presume the rebuke is aimed at individual members of the Church as the Church itself has left this work to the indi vidual piety of Christians and does not impose any specifc obligation on them in this regard as in many other meritorious works of charity. What evidence the Presbyterian may have that the Catholics of New York remember Bishop Hughes in their suffrages but once a year, is not made known to us: indeed we have a suspicion that it is merely a bypothesis on the part of that enterprising paper. Our hypothesis is at variance with this. It is that many a mass has been said for the repose of the Bishop's soul and that many more would have been said were not people morally convinced that they were no longer neces sary. But all this preliminary of feigned indig nation is only a prelude to the real attack which our kind and charitable Christian neighbor finally makes in real Calvinistic style. Supposing that the Bishop's " pre sent torment is a special judgment for his bargains and sale of the Irish vote" it adds : In that ease, we would respectfully refer his ease to the consideration of the priests who now make themselves so busy in manipulating Paddy in the ward politics of New Orleans. Ob, soul of charity, mirror of politeness, model of truth! Here is that genuine sweetness of Christian love which imagines no evil and scorns no brother however humble. It is indeed very wrong in the New Orleans clergy to control the ward politics; the only wonder is that we never heard of it before. We should be much obliged to the Presbyterian for particulars. By all means let the public have names and dates. There are two reasons for this ; first, that the guilty may be checked in their evil ways, and secondly, that wicked persons may not suspect the pious, godly Presbyte rise of wilful, baseless slander. We think that if the truth could be known, the choice tit-bit of the whole article, according to the Presbyterian's own predilection, the sweet morsel which it rolls under its tongue with greatest gusto, is the happy hit at "Paddy." We doubt not that the writer of the article is a relative of Paddy, perhaps not a very remote one. In fact we do not believe that there is a native white man in the United States of English descent who is not akin to Paddy. But apart from that, the good taste of the fling is decidedly questionable. If Paddy's vote is manipulated here by the priest, it must be subject to the same infla ence in New York. Now candidly, neigh bor Presbyterian, is not Loausiana indebted for her independence to-day to Paddy's Democratic vote in New York Does It then become a citizen of this State-Cal vinist though he may be-to ridicule Paddy and his priest as pohtical factors 1 Paddy may be ignorant-thanks to the ty rannny of a bigoted Protestant usurpation but he is too honest to indulge in slander ous insinuations and too manly to vent a petty spite in contemptuous nicknames. Victor Emmanuel. It is said that a personal affection existed between His Holiness, the Pope, and the dead King of Italy. Victor Emmanuel was the prince in whose name was perpe trated the infamous robbery and spolia Lion of the Papal States which has dis graced the Nineteenth Century. Apologists have been found who contend that the King was a puppet in the hands of evil counsellors, that he was a figure head for the spirit of impiety and revolution which sought some alliance with law in its attack upon right. It may be. It is rather pro bable that the unambitions sensualist who was selected to wear the crown was not anxious to push his fortunes so far, and be longed to the class of those "who have greatness thrust upon them." It is not for us to judge of the extent of his criminality living, or his responsibility dead. His death is, hovever, suggestive of several reflections. He was reconciled with the Church, the excommunication under whichblob he had been laboring was removed and it was some of the Pope's own household clergy who assisted at his death bed and admioietered to him the last sac raments. What a commentary on the sin cerity of his life-in health and strength bold, defiant, confident; in sickness and debility, humble, repentant, submissive; in the broad glare of time dazzled by a temporal throne; in the twilight of a com ing eternity sensible of his mistake and loaging for that unfading erown which he aAU hitherto despied. Every one muast or oareo, heoe sass aM uwpa esmu., soon enough and with amSelot slneerity to cancel the errors of human folly into which he had fallen- But every one mast at the same time be sensible that waiting until the last moment was taking eoo much risk in so momentous a matter. Whatever may have been, however, the snlcerity of his repentanoe, the bad faith of his usurpation cannct now be eonteeted" Li ke many other worldlings who live in open contempt of religion, the King had, no doubt, a fall intention all the time of reconciling himself with God before the end. Boch men have faith, thongh it is not strong enough to keep them from bow. ing down and serving the Mammon of temporal allaromente. Another view of the event is that which regards its effects. The Italian people awe very impressible; they will say : *Victor Emmanuel is gone and Pins IX. survives. Victor Emmanuel before dying acknowl edged himself wrong. As God struck him down, will he not strike down all the ene mies of the Holy See 9" Events are hastening on. Italy may soon be called on to take part in a general European conflict and popular feeling may have much to do in dictating that part. The dead King was a weak man, but his successor is said to be a very bad one, and will no doubt bring his Masonic diabolism into violent conflict with the grand old faith which, after all, only sleeps in the Ital ian heart. A shock will wake it up. And once awakened from is nightmare of rob bery and sacrilege its first instinct will be to restore to the Holy Father what has been stolen from him and carry him back in triumph to die upon the throne to which Christendom calls the Sovereign Pontiff of Christianity. Released Fenlans. The British Government has become quite magnanimous of late in its Irish policy, and if the Russians can want a bigger straw to show which way the current is about to run they most be an unreasonable people. The period of soft soap comes around to the English Cabinet every time there is about to be a dangerous complication in its foreign affairs. Whenever a serious conflict with any of the great powers is imminent, when ever the full energy of the national strength is going to be taxed in protecting foreign interests, whenever England is not going to have any troops to spare for garrisoning Ire land and fighting a civil war, then she sud denly grows amiable and conciliatory, the truculent bully of her national policy sub sides into a beneficent, brand oldegentleman, and the fine aristocratic scorn which usually overwhelms her serfs across the channel gives way to a fit of brotherly affability. In fact the green Isle is, morally speaking, deluged in mo!asses. We are just now entering upon one of these periodical eras of soft soap and molasses. Why is it that Ireland always lets slip these opportunities t This is one of the most singular phenomena of history, and one which we have never seen fully ac counted for. Centuries of usurpation and bitter wrong cover the ruins of Ireland's past. It is impossible for her fiery and spirited sons to forget all this. Every now and then, at inopportune tiwes, the vol canic forces of their wrath burst forth in a desolating flood of revolution, showing the undying spirit that exists, yet when a critical moment arrives for England, when her flag is wavering amid the trying shock of mighty armies and struggling among the fluctuations of uncertain war, the Irish volcano sleeps. It may be that Ireland's heart is with her own brave sons on those battle fields. By the ten thousand and hundred thousand they are there-always truest wherever found-there holding aloft that very flag, clustering around it, battling for it as for their own honor. Can the mother at home strike it down I Whatever may be the cause, Ireland has never shown a disposition to strike Eng land "when she was down" or to take sdvantage of her when she was sorely beset. We cannot sympathize fully in this policy. There is too much of chivalry aboutitat theexpence of worldly pradence. We admit that even a rogue or a ruffian ought to bare fair play, but then he shonld give fair play, and a brutal tyrant, such as the English government has been and is in regard to Ireland, ought to be brought to terms on the first opportunity. We would not counsel a vindictive pursuit of revenge for the past, but we should certainly be glad to see the Irish people, on the first favorable occasion that presents, insist on a clear and specific recognition of their rights for the future, with fall guarantees for their observance. The Governor's Message. Our energetic Governor signalizes his official career by an onslaught upon er eruptions from taxation. He thinks that there should not be privileged property any more than privi!oged classes. Is there not some clap-trap ia this collocation of ideas? It is one of the ioldoest cases of sophistry that we have ever encountered. " Privil eged classes," is a phrase intended to con vey an idea of aristocracy and eminence, and "privileged property" corresponding to that classification would mean property of a "privilege clasm,n as If the estates of roy aton.;' Hero the same ob tioe would really apply to both distlootions-of persons and property. Bat there is no such "privileged prop. erty" in this State; therefore what doea our astute Governor mean There is no aristocratic element in our exemptions. Onr laborers have their wages exempted from seizure, our artisans have their tools of trade similarly exempted. Why t Because of aristocracy t No, be cause of poverty. In the same spirit our tax exemptions are prinoipally made. Personal property to a limited value is untaxed, jnat enough of it to affordrelief to poor men. Property devoted to the worship of God is untaxed. As it is prin cipally the poor who worship, this is a relief to the poor, not an immunity to aristocrats. Hospitals and orphanages are exempt. Where is the aristocracy of des titute decrepitude and homeless infancy f It is an axiom which needs no proof, that States are bound to relieve their des titute citizens and save them from Inevita ble destruction. Pagan philosophy recog nized no such duty, but Christian civiliza tion has fixed it upon an impregnable foundation. If there are citizens helpless from age or infancy, from disease or insanity or decrepitude, without relations or friends, can the State allow them to lie on the streets and perish by inches ? Certain ly not. Humanity would revolt at it and the whole civilised world would be moved with horror at such a spectacle. Now the private zeal or enterprise that assumes the care of these unfortunates really relieves the State of a grave and imperative responsibility. It is equitably entitled to pecuniary assistance from the publio treasury. Instead of giving which, you propose to tax it. What will become of a godless commu. nity that taxes religion and charity f For our part, speaking as Catholics, we have not a shadow of apprehension in con nection with the scheme. Catholic faith and Catholic charity are immortal. The tax collector may harass but cannot kill them. But it is very different with heresy. It flourishes only by the grace of government, and can never possibly survive taxation. Seligious Rgeoptien sad Prefemien. At. St. Alphonsau Convent of Mercy, on Tuesday morning last, January 81h, Miss Theresa O'Farrell (in religion Sister Mary Louise) made her solemn profession, and Miss Kate McKinley (8ister Mary Antonia), and Miss Theresa D'Orssy (Sister Mary Imelda), received the holy habit. Right Rev. Wm. H. Gross, Bishop of Savannab, officiated and preached a very eloquent discourse, so fall of instruction and conviction that we would gladly, if space permitted, reproduce the whole of it for general edifiaetioon. The Right Reverend Bishop referred sucoint ly but forcibly to the three vows of Obedience, Chastity and Poverty. When it comes to obe dience all the poerty and sentimental effo sion over the romance of religions life vanish speedily. A month's experience is enough to bring any novioe down to the prosaic realities of the situation. Obedience is not a virtue that comes at all natural to anybody. Every one has a will of his own, and under all the circumstances of life will find that will in a condition to form preferences. Just as one is supposing his labors to be drawing to a sueses ful consummation and perhaps taking an in voluntary pleasure in the sense of doing a thing well, here comes an order to drop it and do something else, perhaps go somewhere else. The pleasure is rudely out down, the will is naturally in rebellion and it devolves upon the virtue of obedience to quell it. The religious, said his Lordsbip has been com pared by an eloquent Father of the Church to the Angels. He called them angels in the flesh. In some sense they may be thought greater than the celestial angels, for these see God visibly and eannot but love him, while the angels of earth must love what they have never seen. Moreover the angelic spirits have never been obliged to struggle with the animal instinets of humanity, while the angels of religions life must remain angels though en compassed with all the frailty, the passions, the natural depravity of flesh and blood. In conclusion, the Bishop said that, after all and under the most trying situations the religious could always fill back on the con soling certainty that reason was on his side, that, pleasant or unpleasant, his choice was undoubtedly a wise one, that the only end really worthy of man's ambition was the eternal life and the only object really worthy of his love was God. Among the clergymen present were :RBev. T. J. Kenny, of St. John's, Rev. J. B. Bo gaert's, of St. Henry's, Rev. Thos. Heslin, of St. Michael's, Rev. Father Th. Meersobsert of the Diocese of Natohez, Rev. Fathers Beecher and O'Neile, of ~the Lazarist Order, Father Hubert, of the Jesuits, and Fathers Neithart, Lamy, Girardey, MoGeongh and Murphy of the Redemptorist Order. The young ladies received and professed are natives of New Orleans, with the exception of Miss Kate McKinley, recently of Oswego, Ni. Y., eldest daughter of W. P. McKinley, the superintendentof the NewOrleans, St.Louril and Chicago Railroad. In the follness of their hearts our popular friend,, . .H. Adams & Bre., t9t Magasine strset, jt one sqluare above the market, continue to wish the readers of the STR a very happy new year. In theah oase this is not, however, as Jo so many other eae. tlnnfottunately is, a hl'ow, b~ypeoritial wishb, for they bask op their wish by the substantial riffer of fresh, first olse. dry peode at remarkably low prices. Theme gods are direct Lmportateons from foreign cesuntrles or fresh from the factories, a the Adams' BIr·. do net deal oin beankrupt steoke da g.ood, auetion oedoa, or job lots. Our city readers will ad that it wii pay them to call mad esxamine ti splendid stoeLk. ITS r0aoosu ,alo sex m e- s t%1 7 1810 To xlzu TsxousAxtD Ix , I Revu e ie U aa_.s Berlin, Dec., 1817-An international esa. grees of a rare character assembled a sheet time ago at Bredelar, in Ehesish Pruseia. Mr. Krnpp, the greatest gnsasker of the entire world, sand diretor of the celebrated foundry at Essen, invited represoetatves of all nationalities--Resian, English Ass trian, Belgian 8Spanish, Portugese, Danish, Bruilian, and even Japanese-to witness the experiments of a new piece of artillery, the plated cannon, or as it is alled in German. the "panser canone." The nam ber of offlaers present at these interesting experiments was afty-Bve. The objeot to-ele two phrtoism-enaidereaex tremely difofclt, and which have hitherto defied the ingenuity of inventors: First, permanent pointing in aim ; secondly, the protection of the piece. Now, this new Krupp gan bas no recoil, and, therefore, it is only necessary to aim it once if the object does not change. In the second place it can neither be damaged nor dis mounted by the enemy. The artillerymen who serve it are sheltered in a sort of sen try box formed by Iron plates of about twenty inches In thickness. This sentry box contains the gun and the gunners. The roof and the exterior sides are protect ed by earth, while the front is pierced by a hole for the passage of the month of the gun. The enemy can see nothing but this hole. The experiment was so decisive that almost all the offieers wanted to go into the sentry box while two enormous siege guns ahowered shot upon them at short range. This invention may bring about a revolution in the art of defending strongholds. It is known that the Emperor, while at the military maneuvres.at Essen, visited the factory of the Messrs. Krupp, and this affair recalls the origin of this great indus trial family. When the frat chief of the fsetory came to Esuen the village had only 3,000 inhabitants. To day it has 40,000. Krupp commenced in 1810 with ten work men, and in 1843 he had one hundred. It was his son, Alfred Krupp, that gave the establishment the prodigious development to which it has reached to-day. It was from England that he brought his method of making.steel, and he has wonderfully improved upon it by combining it with the Bessemer process. In 1863 he had 4,000 hands employed, and he has 9,000 at pres ent. The buildings of the factory cover a space of over two hundred acres, and are surmounted by 100 chimneye. A working men's city, with three thousand houses, gives to the bands apartmente which are rented at from $40 to $80 a year. An as soeiation for providing food, with twenty two salesrooms, furnishes the inbabitants, at reduced prices, with all that they desire. A single bakery makes 400,000 pounds of bread in a month. There Is in this factory of Essen, 413 steam engines, representing a total of 17,000 horses, and 77 steam hammers for striking Iron, among which figures the famous hammer called "Frits," and which weighs 100,0(00 pounds. There are 30 miles of railway communicating with the diferent parts of the manufactory. as well as 40 miles of telegraphlo lines. The establishment can manufacture in twenty-four hours 2,700 rails, 150 locomo tive wheels, 180 wagon wheels, and 1,500 shells; and in a month 250 field pieces and 54 others of larger calibre. Tas IRraS HInsaaRCu AND "WArS.,- Yesterday, in all the Catholio chuorhes of Drogheda. the of ielating olergymen read for their different congregations the opinion arrived at by the Catholic hleraroby of Ireland on tho subject of "-wakes" at their recent meeting at Maynooth College. Their lord ships express, in the first instanoe, the deep concern whioh they ieel for the proper and respootful treatment of the dead, and the many instanoes of demoralization and want of due respect which often oocurred at wakes, some of these being mere osrouasls. In fa tdre no one is to attend at wakes exoept the immediate relatives of the deceased. No spirituous or intoxicating liquors are to be used in such places, and for disobediseoe of these Irjunctions the clergy are commanded not to visit the house, nor to attend at the interment, nor to celebrate Maes for the decessed.--Dbllis Iieemas, Deoember 25. Nzw O.nwIs Hom-usazr AssocuTvoxO. On our fifth page will be found two advertise ments from this Assooiation--one informing its stockholders that the annual meeting will take plaoe, conformably to the charter, on Monday, January 14th, at 7 o'clock P. n.; and the other presenting them with a consolidated statement of ite afftrs since its origin. October let, 1873, to October 1st, 1877. It gives us pleasure to read of the very flat troing condition of this institution, for its object is ouch as commends it to every thinking man; while as a medinm of invest meat, it must surely meet with the approba tion of parties seeking remunerative returns. Notwithstanding the almost universal failures now being daily reported, theover. oautiousness characterizing capitalists and the great stringency of the money market, the New Orleans Homestead Assoolation has not only held its own, but has enoceeded, during the shabort period of its exietenoe, all of which time has been noticeable for commercial de premsion, in loaning to its stockholders S7,~200, making thereon a net profit of 128.534 35. This is a most gratifying exhibit when it is re membered that the capital on which the Home stead has been wofking was not paid in at the time the Association was founded,' but sub sequently in small Instalments handed in every week. The affairs of the Assoiation are managed by a Board of Directors who oonlsut every In terest of the stockholders by being prudent, fareeeing and economoical. They are gentle men of recognized ability and standing in oar commerolal olrcles. The Penssoola Guselte says that the city election on Monday last was quiet and orderly. The Democratio and Conservative tloket wrs defeated by a combination with the Radicals of certain distisfiaed or interested elements, ]ste of the Democratic sod Coreervative party. One of Gough's stories was a neat hit at those dilatory people who are always be hind time. Some one said to a person of this class: "'I see that you belong to three handed people." "Three-handed-that's rather uncommon, isn't it t" "Oh no, common enoegh-two hands like other people--and a little behind hand." sdaý Y ý Ilth, the t e the London B ,. T he li " y 0th of De nad ameong.f Oe u of Qauy, awo i was asitisdtausise_ _me provmeat in b P~'s hs" give m"A 6pe!OS3ipg., Bits ?; lIt pains, whlbmsld* t would have aqee grI y i4 Thaes, it i~.be wtil. Nemehe 15 b.. the Pope a e w b t morninhis 8'l..... althogh ln joining his bed room, iei Communion. Darog mite to private sadilels the retarles of Congregations, sad the Ceurt. These visits will seatle most throughout the day adgte 1h4. in the evening. Al persons who hays business to transaet are freely s[im ; Strangers whose only motiveln dionce is one of' laudable eu ario5d5ek the Pope are for the present re d sion. The Holy Father on the 15th mitted to private audienee the Biabep Annecy, who same to Rome with a depiatt tion of the clergy of his dleos.., to eqp in person the thanks of the a faithful to the Pope for the egrau a. St. Frante de Sales among the )oet es of the Chureh. " Anne Brewster" the correspodent of the New York- Wovld, Rome on the 17th of December, Lives tb following interesting details: His Holiness's food is entioely hand. It is well-known that Plus IX. h alwaI been afrugal eater; his tble has hd a it the implest dishes with little or no eas. son w this change by smedia order; his diet is warm and generoes; all the dishes highly seasonee with spices; ia - he is obliged to als oeat mustard as ib meats. Atbreakfaslt a ood, suoalm.t, rare beefsteak Is erved. A- Hi HeItoes has a stomachb as healthy as a baby's, ow in to his simple, fugal habits, now whbe the macoeasit asthe Itlians call the bei, begins to suder from extreme old age, Iln can be retained b his healthy digestiveer. gane. Nothing digea with him; heem eat any and everything. His former rual of arising at 5 and brerkfast at 7 is changed; that is, he breakfasts later sad the mas is celebrated in bis room. As nearly ma possible the old rule of daily life is resumed. After breekfset be bas later. views with his Major-domo, Mgr. Bled, with Cardinal Simeo, and talks over household affair with his Maestro di Cas, Commendatore Spagus. At 10 o'clock the Court sasembles, ant at 11:30 o'clock if he is well enough he has audiences. Pro 12:30 to 2 o'clock he holds what is eal-d,. at cercolo, a conversation with his Couat, with some Cardinals, Monsignorl and di. tingulshed men in his service, snoh as Chevalier do Roal, Baron Viseonti, et., who pay their respects and homage oe. -. tain days. They are all seated, sad tAe conversation is quite animated. The srees used to be held in the superb Vatican LIt brary Hall when the Pope was in health; now it is set aside or held in the Pop's room when he is strong enough to bear the fatigue. Plus IX. holds to this cercole. It is his greatest pleasure of the day; indeed, it may be said plesuares, for there have always been two oorcoli, one held at two hours after Ave Maria, which one has to be given up now. At 2 o'clock His Holiness dines. After dinner he doses a while. At 4 o'clock he used to take exercise. Then comes the opening of letters and papers. Thispleasant work occuples an hour or more, and many a brilliant repartee and clever rof Is made by His Holiness and the so complished gentlemen of his Court, as they comment on the doings of the great politl cal world. The sareasms are terrible, for Itallas are especially clever in the kees words that cat bloodless like the fabled siometar. How the poor Marshal Mao Mabon must suffer now at their hands! And the quiet Irony over the reports given of the royal tour through Europe of an e President of a model republic I am told is delioious. Nothing escapes their nodte. When we think of the refinement and scholarly culture that surround the vooer able Pontiff, we wish there could be some chronicler among the intimates of the mail hour to give as a report of the elever, brilt liant and intelligent remarks that fall all ismpoPoso, like shooting stars. After Ave Maria the special private audi ences with foreign ministers, with oMeiSl4 Secretaries of Congregations, etc., are 1 To this duty PiuslX.adheres, even thros illness. Every Secretary has his epesd evening, and the whole twenty-one s0el taries of the twenty-one Sacre Cantrel alone are required to be punctual s regular. The Pope listens to their reports and signs their doooments. After his work is through the Pope is left alone with his vales and retires to bed. AnrcDoaru o CARDINAL RuBIO 8roazI, Il AncanouxroP or NArIas.--A young primt in his diooese was given to frivolity ad 5oM0 times passed hbl nights in pang bllltd. The Cuardinal heard of thi aend one. mnraei very early took a privatre carriage and drov* to the billiard room. The young priet w at his poet, and had taken off h-is eua fo treater convenience in making his strto Hearing that a priest in a carriage wanted_ see him, he had not the lest notion that i was the Cardinal, and bheatened, ooe in bLI and in his shirt s'eeves, to the carriage d Be was borror-struck to fiod it was thie" bishop. But the Cardinal reassured him., said: "I am not come to harm you, j your dre and asoompany me for a littl will not displease yea to pue a fow dspi my house.. The priest went bcok tW billiard room, left down the one end took his gown and drove back with the m lNot a word was spoken betwreen trm i they arrived at the palace anud were et a private ohamber. Then the Arobe said to him '"as you are a confessor yo_ os me a favor." "In what way ' an 5s5 priese. "You cea hear my eonfession, rep the Cardinal. The young ole g wyas toniashed but did as he wa reqn-etd ea the O rdainl's confeion was over, Id his and gently on the young mn's e aond sdd: ,'have now reposed meyeo in you and opened before you the 5oO my heart. Will you now do the esme wh me." The poor young priest bhupt into t55Us threw himself at the feet of the Areebi.5b and rose from his confessolion a changed oonverted man. !j.. srpekEP.:1