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Mearing $Sr aCnd Citholic Messenger.
W iW OULUAZa, 6U DAT, JAUIARY so. It a. yo think Wehbtlgton would be jealous of the oser gives to his own mother, and gives her ehiedf blcese she was hble mother, hoeoaue of hima And wherefore shall our Divine Lord be jealous of the honor given to his mother whom that hboor Ise iven especially beuense she was his mother? "But yon pray so leg to the Blessed Virgin ad. the Beante, and a metimee pray but for a abort time to Almighty God. Is not this as evideaeo that you are thinking more of these sseetores of God than you are of God him* It le not the length of time that we spend praying that determines the oharacter of the prayer. One beading of the knee in adoration, wbleb most be offered to God eloe., Ie a higher aSt of worship than if oone were a oenturr -psalyg without adoration. If the Cathbolo rormse ante of worship that mislead the non eoollo--long prayers or bowlng before the stetea of the Blessed Virgin, or swiniing the esesers before the statues of saints or augela --you museet remember that the cheraoter of the worship is to be judged by the doctrine, not thoedoetrine by the worship. Yo must bare .rlet the key to what the Catholio means by these external expresslons, either in action or na word, before you understand, and oertsinly beoler ye condems, titeis external sotion. I may bow the knee without intonding adora tio. In the old English B)ok of Common Prayer, In the Protestant marriage service, the bridoegroom uses the words, if I remember rightly :" With this ring I thee wed, and with my body I thee worship." Now, if some one aid'to him, " Do yoen really mean to adore this eratere You say von worship her.', "Ob. eq" he will say. " You must fret understand what I mean by worship. Words are words. It is the meaning attasobhed to the word, and it is by that weaning I have to be judged. I honor her. It does not mean bere seoo wor .hip as you Imagine." Formerly, in the reli gions sense of the term, men adored, as the serm lmplls, by plaoiug the hand to themouth and then toward the steatue--d os, to the meath; so kissing hands was supreme adore. tion. It is not now, of course, supreme adore ioes. The external set, then, mast be inter pseted by the internal intention. and the inter real Intention by whet is the tleAsog of fle Crs on the subject. There is no Catbolto who believes that it would not be idolatry and blasphemy to offer to say being that supreme worship that le due t God alone; and henose he osanot bhave any intention of adoration in these otherwle in. dlfferent sots. He may indeed spend a long time in asking the saints or the Blessed Virgin o pray for him, but be well knows it is only Ogd that can bestow upon him what he wants: Sman that desires n offie from the Presi dent knows that it Is only the Presidest tan • give it, but be may spend a long time in con rarsation with samas dear friend of tie Preai dent, and you do not conolade from this that he thinks this friend can do more for him than the President osa I Ie i only interesting the friend to go to the President to ask the favor for him.* 8o they ask the saints to pray for them, as non-Catholiee ask one asetler'sprayers. Thus when you know what Uatsoiioe reaosly do believe upon these antljeots, you n li find no diteulty in understanding how rational that faith Is. and bow far from degrading. "But here," says another, "are inanimate objects. These inanimate oljects are honored in the same manner, and are even said to per. form miracles. Now, if inanimate objects per. form miracles, there must be a divinity in these inanimate objects; therefore you deify the ebjest. You suppose that in that old bone of sealnt, or in that old orucifix, there is a power so perform miracles, and here is surely idolatry. Here is certainly a derogation from the honor whilh should be given to Almighty God; and here it Is worse than in the case of the Bleesed Virgin or the saints, because they are rational and holy beings, but here is an inanimate, vile ebject of earth, to wbloh you attlibute the pewer of performiog miraoles." Miraoles are perpetually performed, it in said, by these objects in the bands of saints, and a great many stories, sometimes very amusing tees, are told of the number and manner end marvellous oharaoter of these miracles. Sap pose, as a relief to this long lecture, I relate to yea a few of these pious stories, then proeoed to illustrate the subject. Onoe there was a pious, credulous people, and is their country there lived an old saint In a hermitage, near the banks of a lake, apart from the world, with only one lay brother. One day this saint took a walk by the banks -of the lake. He saw a woodman felling trees. The hatchet of the poor man fell into the lake, and the salnt, with a marvelio's faoility for performing miracles by the aid of inanimate objeots, took a little twig from a tree, coaxed the hatohet up, and gave It to the woodniau, who went on his way rejoicing. Time saint ro turned home; and after no had returned to his home bhe found there a poor widow, who oame with the request that he irluld go and raise her child to life. 8bhe sno ted that he ounld do anythlng that he pleased I The saint was fatigued, probably, after Lie walk, and didn't wish to go, so be called to tae lay brother and said, "Brother, take this walaing-atick of mine, and with it revive this poor woman's obild." After a while the saint died-for saints will die, too-and they buried him. In the open grave of the saint another body was sub sequently plaoed. Tie saimt, who was very food of solitude during his life, rather rejoloed is it after death, and didn't wanu this man lo the same grave with him. Therefore, with the same faculity for performing miracles, his in animate body brongbt the man to life without belg restored to lte itself, anud sent him on his way rejoicing. Now, in the some country there lived another esantband as the people were griOvoubly ft'fOt ed by snakese this asot, who was not as cruel to the snakes as a certain lrish saint who ex pelled them all, erected a large cross, sotes thing like the mission cross that )on ay see outside or inside of certain churches, and .n:d the people when they were bitten b tlim a sjke that they should hlok at the cross, and they wonld be enred; cand ist I said they were. This Int had a box made, in whhob he placed some relie, and told the people that they nmnot take groat care of the box, that it would always proteot them, and wboun tony wsu to tght they must bear it with them. Their ene mis, however, got hold of the box on one no onlon, but they were soon very glad to return it to these eimplie, ood people, se it :ormented them. Aed there Ihved amongat them later on another saint, who performed mirso:ee, not merely by the use of ianimate, elnselees ob jet lIke these, but when he was performirng mlraclrsoli one direotion, his shadow sas per frmlong them in the other. Now, In whabt chroniole of the middle ag.s, in what old monkish Lives of talnte, have 1 fsund the ooouont of theme sainute performing iraoles by the aid of these inanimate objeots f UWhere have I fonld this acoontt ubetan taelly in the Protestant Bible a.od,of course, in the Catbolio Bible, too. Elisha, the prophet, wes walking by the banks of a river; a man was felling trees, and the aze fell into the water, The prophet, by the laid of the little twig, brooght up the Iron till it swam upon she eurfsoe, and he then returned it to the grteful woodman. There was a widow whone a_ uobild was dead, and Ellsha, as he li aolied Ir tbe Protesetnt, liseosan in the Catholio Bible, did not go at fts to raitee the ohlld. bues oalled his man and sold, "Take my staff," (whicb, after allJ, was hiso walking-stick,) "' and lay it -pon time face of the obild." Eltseba was also e inhoaepitable burled esalnt whose dead bones (reline) restored the intruder to lite. lnt who ,ate rgaim· Oy hope. et. . Hs Is theo ke tloall .r. lry · tr we a fellow ~m sinases e earNth to pray for uas wlbeat dgradingl rtigio, we ,ay tsk etsls i haves. was the saint that ereoted the large cross to protect the people from the biting of the snakest Who but Moses, who ersectd the brazen serpent that wes to symbolise the cross, and told the people when bitten by the ser pents to look at that braaen serpent and they would be heaoled? Ad what was the box of relics but the ark of the covenant, with the rod of Asron with the vresel of maea, with the tables of the law with those reneorable rells-eall inanimate objects? And who was the saint whose abodow (not even an lmani mate objee) performed mirables, bat Si. Pseerj fr we re told in the Aot. of the ApeLO tIe that people brought their slok that his shbdew mhtfall upon them. So the oathole believes nothing In roLuegard to these sebjet substantislly different rom what bthe Proest ant most admit-whist is not contained in the Bible of God. Nor can even the rationalist obet if .he admit the exoitetce of God and Hist angels. God coeld ae* these Inanimate objects as he ses animate objects. What is the difference to him between the iret spirit in heaven and the humblest inanimate object on earth? Both being reatures, must be infin itely beneath him. It isotly a question of the difference between ftro little thsags Therefore is there nothing irrational in sop. posing thet God, for his own ends-sometimes those ends are patent, sometimes they are oon oeal d-bot there is nothing irrational in sunp posing that God can oat through these external objects. These relios do not perform the mire olse. God acts through them. God uses them,. joest as he okss men; there is no divinuity in them. God ores them simply aso instroment. Sorely God can do just as he pleases with his own oreatures, in the manner that he pleases, when he pleases, and no man dare ask him why? I may add, in pass ing, when we hear of those marvellous Claugs, of mirales, sand vislone, and so forth, the 'atholic does not believe that he is bound to aooept them all. What I every Inmagination of every exoftable old lady, or young lady; every vision of every intensified, nlghly wrought mind! No! these reported miracles have to be examined, as Dr. Newman remarks, upon the very same laws of evidence by which any other facts are examined. I examine the reported faot" I bring to it the ordinary laws of evidence; I reject or aooept it upon evidence brought before me, admitting, of course, the poHsiblity of Almighty God performing a tra ole-the poesibility, but not the fact, until it shall have been proved. eneoo there ise no de gradation of either reason or religion. Neither is it true, ladies and gentlemen, that the Old Chnrob tends to demoralise the indi vidual or the national cousolenoe by her use of that power which God gave to his apostle upon the very day of his reuerreetion, when he said: "Whoses sins ye shall forgive they are forgiven them." The confessor is simply God's agent, and just as the clergyman, who baptises the child, wa hes out tihe original sin that was upon the soul of the ohild--as the Protestant olergyman, or the layman, or whoever baptises the child, washes away this original sin from the soul of the obhild, doing it as God's agent-so the priest forgives the aotual sin, but only as God's agent. The power given to him is a delegated power; he cannot exercise it beyond the limits assigned by him who delegated it. Now Almighty God will not forgive a men's sins without sorrow for them anal necessary reparation for their effects, and determination to enter on a new life. The priest oan never forgive the sins of a man who is not truly can trite. The priest has no power over subch a soul. If the priee ha+ tiis tremrendous power to forgive sine a', he pleased, then the ooonfes sional should be abolished in every oivilized country. Then ir. would demoralize any people on the face of God's earth; then it would, in deed, lessen man's horror of sin. The absurd, the blasphemous position that a man could do what the eternal God himself will not do forgire the sinl of a man who is cot sorry for them, who wil not amend his life and make reparation to Property or character for injury done; to suppose this would be, indeed tosop. pose all that is popularly supposed by Proteet ante as held in the Cathollo doctrine of connfa slos. Nor is there any fatal facility of obtaiu ing pardon, beoause the Catholio. in order to obtain Darion, has to do ali fhAt tie Protestant has to do before he goes to confession at all. Hlo must be sorry for his sin, he must purpoes amoudu:.d t. he must gt through it1 these pre paration, of the soul, an order so 1k. hitnself to go t.u uonfetloo I Benoe there is no fatal f~oility, no lessening of the horror-due to sin ; and there dispoastions are required from every one who goes to oonfeesion. The disoipline is universal. Look at that old man, over eighty-five years of age, moving towards that barefoot monk in the confessional. Ttis old man kneels down before the monk, and says: "Bless me, father, far I have sinned. I confes to Almighty God," and so forth, "that I have sinned. Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault." He tells his sine, and the priest must be oertain that he is sorry for them. Who is this old man, thus humbled ? Who is this man that falls at the feet of the poor monkf PopePas IB himself! He has togo to confession, he has to be sorry for his sins,. and the priest would be bound, at the peril of his eternal salvation, to send even him away from the tribunal, unless-if you can imsgino such a thing-he war, not certain that he had the necessary dispositions. Wonderful 'nurob i whiobh, while it exalts the office, ever humbles the man 1 This discipline is universe!, and therefore the individual consolence is net de muralsdwl by this practice, and, by oonksquenco, neither is the consolence of a people. Hear the testimony of a man as to the seoot of the oonferesonal, not only oo the individual soul, but on the nation also. lear one, who is no exooptional as such a witness, who entertained the deol,et and most intouseo htred of relagion that ever bonrted in ilaCilel heart; but who knew, from his own experience when he usneed to go to onfessiCn, and when, perhaps, he wos pure and good, th. value ol the coufessi.nuol upon his soul. This Watues is Voltal:e him seno!. lie sys : "There aa Ito more winse lntitoaion than that of onife.eion. Traln moat of mantkauid, guilty o oari re, are r.aturedly to-ojeontd witlh remorse. "un lawgivers who establishbed ygsterr.e and txplsios, .vote equsally anxioaus to preveont the oramna.ls,. nuder the infitnont of despair, from a Iushlbg rlcoklos'y into leaw crimes. Co, fesraioo is an exoeilolent thing-a bridle on in ateratre criltce. It is excellent for disposing beart, uolcerated with hatred, to forgive; and the ojuIt to ripsir the luJaries they moay hsave dune to their neighbor- Tiae enemnles,)f the Rloman CUnrch, who opposeo sa elutary so institut ion, have taken away from men the greatest check that cano be imagined eon si quity. Tue wise anon of antiqun:sy have all recognized itr importance. The Cetholio reli gion leas cooseerated that of wholch God per mnittod human wisdom to peroeivo the ladvan tag-a ani emhrano its shadown." Lelbolts, one of the greatest man that Pro tensautism or any other lsrn oan boast of-the equostl of bir Isacm Newton in physIocal soienoe, and his superior in almost every other depuar ment-speake of oenfeesion in termse whloh might be employed by the most devoted fre quenter of the esared tribunal. II Catholin oations s,-em sometimes worally degraded depend upon it, tbhat the lmmoral people who bring aslegraoe on them, are not the people who go to oonfeslon, but often the inidel radicals who denounce it. Left nuder is sacred influoaenoe, they woeld be very dif ferent indeed, if they Isaensted before Goa their sins, and received the siutatry connesel wbheh tt.ey oanao reoeive Lt.tiL they haver resolved to hbecome new creatures. Theretore, ladie and gontlemen, because a man does not submit to a hnlan inetttiuton hi, intellect in order to lod out the truth of God, bht submhts it to wbhat h bhes oonvinoed himen.f is a divine isltituLten ; because CatAolies do set belie.e, Svirdstlr (fom tthi'It follows tht ' we do net be IOre thaL t apal Juals tdley irnlrves Ppsi inpeca Lel(ly. and thbe Churheb does not teach, that Soriptures shonld be kept from the people; becmase Catbolice do not believe that in ogre moniee sand in extornal pomp and show, and in the use of the arts, that toi these alone there is religion, but that they have to be used as aids to bring the soul in oommunion with God, who has to be worshiped "in spirit and in truthb ;" becasne Catholics do not believe that the resature bha to take the place of the Greas tor; beasse Catholics do not worship pio tores or images as if deitises and give no sa preme worship to any one but God alone, be ease there is no fetal faillity In obtafalag perdo for sin, and no degrad lg enees, but a marveleos oonsrvatism in the use of the ooanfesleual; therefore, do these ohargee fall to the ground; therefore Ie it tree that the Chureb does not enslave the intelleot ; that the OChurch does nos degrade religion; that the Chsbeh does not demoralise the people. In order that yoo may be confirmed in the truth of what I have saild to you, and that there has been no speciael pleading, no explaln ing away, and no mlsrepresentation. and, in order, also, that you may understand that en many other subjects whioh it was impossible for me in one dscourse to taunh, the Catholio Chbroh is deeply, deeply misunderstood and wronged; that that institution whiob the heart of the priest loves with all its iatensi ty, for which its every fibre should vibrate. which is more to him than woman's love could be, and for wh!ob he is prepared to sacriftce life itself; that that institution wbhioh i it my saored privilege to-night to explain and to defend, bha thus been deeply wronged, is what you most confess to yoursolvesn no meat ter what may have been your opinions before, when I read for you one short summary of points of dootrine which we condemn and ana thematize. In a little work which has been extenalvely oircnlated in England, Lieland and this coun try, these points are summarized in a striking manner. Any Catholic can, with his hand on the B!ble, and in a solemn oath, say "Amen" to the following propositions : Carsed is he who commits idolatry, who prits to images or relica, or worships them for God. Amen. Cursed is every goddess worshiper who bo lievse the Virg;n Mary to be any more than a oreature, who warships her or puts his trnet In her more than God, who believes her above her Bon, or that she can in any way oommand Him. Amen. Cursed is he who believes the saints in heaven to be his redeemers, who prays to them as ecob, or who gives God's honor to them or to any creature wbhatever; and be who believes that priests oan forgive sins, whether the sinner repents or not, or that there is any power on earth that can forgive sias without a hoarty repentance and a serious amendment; and be who believes that there is anthnrity in the Pope, or in any other person, that can give leave to commit sin, or that for a sum of money can forgive elas; and ne who believes that, independently of the merits and passion of Christ, he can obtain salvation by hie own works, or make coedign satisfaction for the guilt of his sins er the eternal pains due to them; and he who contesme the word of God or who hidee it from the people in order to keep them from a knowledge of their d.ty and t) preserve them in ignorance and error ; and he who an dervalusa the word of God, or that, forsaking the oSriptures, cho,"ate rather to follow hu man tradtlions than it ; and he who believes that the Pope can give to any, upon any occa sion winetaoovr, dlensDotions to lie or swear falsely, or that it is lawful for any one at the last hour to protest himself innocent in Ocar he is guilty; and he who teaches it to be lawful to do anything wicked,. though it be for the lnterest and good of 'M ttber Church," or that any evil action may be done that good may oumi from it. Amen. Cursed are we f,. in answering or In saying '.Amen" to any of these curses, we use any equivocation or mental reservation, or do not awent to them in the oommon and obvious sonse of thbe terms. Amtn. And the author say a. "Can the Papists, then, thous seriusly, and without check of eonacienoe say 'Amen' to all theee coareesa" Yes, they oan, and they are ready to do no whensoever and as often as it shall be required of them. (Papist M earpresenot-l, page 1'14 )* Here is the es idlnce of what Gatholioe do not believe, fur the firat time perhaps under stood ny many'genercua-hearted people here to-night-people who have felt that he would not do injus'ioe or wrong to any individual, and who will not do iojes:ice any more to two hnodred willions of individuals on God's earth. But that injustice has been done, and therefore is It essuntial that it should be un done, as far as each individual who hears me to-night, is conernoed. Two hundred millions of people demand reparation, because One very doctrines that they curse arc the doctrines whioh they have been falsely obharged with be lieving. These are the doctrines 'Catholics do not believe." TheChurch could never have lasted, ladies and gentlemen, under the weight of all the pereeoiuious and misrepresentations If this kind if she were not the Church of the liying GOd--f she had not the promise that the "gates of hell should not prevasl against her." Teat is the promise that sustains her. directs her, andlinspires her-that has been her guarantee o triuaomph for over eighteen boohundred yea's., and shall be until the end. Never shall I forget the ev idences that I once saw and heard of the .a'bility of this Church, in her war against the powers of bell, of which one is this very misrepresentation of which I have been complaioinrg. It was in Rome, in 1867; and with tuis description I shall close this alreaby too prolonged leoture. On that oeceasion, the eighteen hundredth anni vereary of the death of St. Peter, we were as semolod in the -lsgo:fioeut lBasilao that bears hel name. Fivo hundred Bishops gathered around the Sovereign l'oautir-bishops from every tribe anid nation rpea e trth. There he stood, thr, B prenae Pontiff. the great central figure. Forf thconbnod wax lIghts illumined the N.mag-flaon at nomhy. Tne sculptured saints of e:ghteen centuries looked down frutao ho.r " :o'es a t- fromn the tombs around, opon us. I':te vst lBo'ihnea was crowded to ito ,tmnoust, ca;,oity. 'ThLe papal choir, nueat the grand altar, aomuoan0ad to sinr theose worde, "Thou art Pete-. a:rnd upon this rock I will buoild my Chnreb," andl wl,'n tones one hunn dred vonaes soemed to iave exhausted all their power and beauty of melody, three bohundred voices above the entrance to St. Peter's 030n tinued the xezt, "I wiil build my Chqrob," and the two choirs cuited, ad thea four hundred voiovs-the Cloruas .nae:orum-in the dome, "that vast and wondroos dome, to wbluhob Diana's marvel wase a cell," continued this text, and in the end the baseso voies eom mencing, and the whole magolfloent ocean of melody surging onward, they sang. "And the gates of hell a.hall not prevail against it Peorts ifri, on preralebsut." We heard the so at tho altar; we beard it above the dlstant pertals, we heard it rinogoing round and roundl the dome. That toext sounded in my mind that day as the anooonoemeusof a fsot-of a obol leonge-of a prophecy. There, abers the tomb of Peter; there, where the hostile powerse had met for eighteen hundred years; there, where they had measured lanue, these powers of hell and the old, united Chbrch the misrepresented, but still glorion. Chaure these words sonded like the annoonoemeat of the fot tbhat after eighteen hnndred years of fighting she was still victorions. They rang out like a ohallenge, as if she esid: "Come forth and fight the battle for eghteen eentnries more if you wish It," and of a proobhby that that battle bshould ead vioto ido sly fu lor ler beoouse of God's great prouiieel Oh, Aloriousobaroh of the living GQod! Oh. oniy divine institntion upou eartht In all thy power, in all thy nunity, o all thy beauty, * 'The Fith of Oor Pathcrs." Moeat Rev. Dr. Gab boss, now Alobhtsha p of altoers, ontgL to be real by thoe whO deatr o t Lnvealttgste these Laprtsi points. Sanotion for thy eontinnance, here the comme Snioated life of God that gives thee vitality and whichbt will crown thee with victory for ever emore: "On thib rook I will build my | Churob. The gates of hell shall not prevail against it." A HAPPY BCZNM. Dublin Nates, Dee. n. OutsIde the walls of the crowded bshrebes wlithb whloh fervent iorebippers knelt to I worship God end thank inm for His greaest meray to tile human raes, no more gratifyng scene was witnessed on Teeday lags bs fces I tival of the Nativity, than that which oocered at Tharies, at the residenoe of his Grace the revered and beloved Arebbishop of Cashel. On that day an address of greeting, of gratitude, and of atfeotio was presented to him by one of the many pious aseoolations whiob are flourishing under his care-the Coofraternity of the Holy Family, Tharles. In the course of this address the confraternity made allousion to their well.trained and highly efolient braes band, the formation of which was largely due to the goneroue aid given by his Grace, and i whoso performance of sacred mauie on the evenings of their meetings contributed much to their devotional spirit. Next to this pas sage, of the address came the following : " Besides the cultivation of-seacred musio. wiobh is its primary object, our band proposes to itelf oi:e, as a secondary object indeed, but yet of great importance, the cultivation ol our glorious national mtoeio, whose sweet straIns, sometimes joyous, often plaintive, as lasta they have bad too much reason to be, can jar upon the feelings of no one, be his creed and politics whioh they may, but mest make the chords vibrate seeponsively in the heart of every man who loves his country, and stir all those sweet emotions of national and histori cal glory which are still our inheritance. In better days, my lord, Ireland was the mother of song to weil as of piety, hobivalry and learning. Among her most ancient and not the least glorious titles was that of the "Island of 8ong," and her national emblem was and Is the harp emblazoned upon the green. " ' Like the gale that sighs along Beds o oriental few're, Is the gretefat breath of sug. The. ores wes hard to happiw hears lild with balm the sale sghs on. Though the Sowers have sank In death, be when pleasenure'e dream i os lh, memory lives in Maelos breath.' 'We have much pleasnre In bringing with us hero to-day onr band to play, for the drat time iu public, some appropropriate national airs, thus meetly offering your Grace the Arst fruits of itd labors in this department." The reply of the good Archbishop was worthy of his distingniohed character as a prelate and a patriot. In the following words is sketched a picture of which he had espeolal reason to be glad, but which will also evoke a feeling of pleasure in the heart of every good Irishman: "This parish contains about seven thonsand Cathi'lios. Of these, 1400 men are members of the Holy Family-that is to say, there are in the parish of Thrles 1400 men banded together for the avowed purpose of copying as far as poseiblo into their lives the virtues that adorn ed the Holy Family of Iasaretth-the virintues of humility, industry, chastity, resiguation to Gad's will, sobriety, love of prayer, and the faithful disobarge ct every social and domestic duty. Fonrteen hundred men are here pledged to shun the publiohonse on all days of the week, hout especially on Sundays; pledged, moreover, to frrqeont the sanraments of Pen acoe and of the Holy Eobharist; to assemble in the Cathedral Church every Wednesday evening of the year, there to offer up prayers publicly to God, to bear asermon, aed to assist at Benediat:on of the Most Adorable sears ment. Why abu ld I not cherish such a society and why not be proud, as I am to-day, on re aoiving from it the twofold compliment of a friendly address and a musical entertain. ment I" 'Lhen rrferring more particularly to the mu sr!al praotice of the society, Iie. G(ace made the following patriotic and appropriate to marks: " As you say in your admirable address, I en couraged the idea of formini a band in conneo tion with your society, and I am happy to see that the idea has pseded into a flourishing reality. I firmly believe that in a very short time, under the jldicious direction of your very acoomp!lisbeo and, Indeed, indefatigable master, the band of the }Joly Family of Thorles wall be second to re stmilar organization In this country. It was specially designed, as you know. for church parpoets in connection with the Holy Family, and I think I may safe. ly say that, notwithstanding the number and compeas of the forty instruments if whioh It is composed, is will be found to be, on all it ting oooaseone, a great and pleasing attraction in our catbedral services. Bat, besides culti vatlng sacred music, you must not le onmind. ful of the songs of Ireland; and I earnest!y pray yen in this respect not to waste your time in learning to play the silly and spiritless tuns, destitute alike of seol and manly sentiment, which form so large a proportion of modern min streely, but rather to devote yourselves to the suitable rendering of those national aire which the genlus of Moore has wedded to the words of exquisite beauty, or of the still more modern and icspiring ballads compared by the poets of '48, and L r the sreveral other patriotic Irish men who, sinoe theea, have east Irish feeling and Irish aslirations into appropriate verse. Tirese are the airs that it baoomes an Irish baud to play; and these I hope ;o hear often discoursed by you." Thces wordo went home to the hearts of all who heard them; they will fled an echo in every patriot holme in Ireland, and will deepen the teojinge of admiration and affection with which the illustrious prelate who bpoke them is regarded. "Hes not the line of the patriotu ended f" asks Lady Wilde in one of her earnest and beautiful poems. The line of the patriot prelates of Ireland has not yet ended, thank God. Glorious oldi veterans of thaw lice are amongst us, full of years and of honors; and yonuger men are olnig to the front who will not let their spirit die out. l.oug may he be spared whose noble words we, have above quoted, and whose virtues, learning, and pub lac spir'tare worthy of the brightest days of Ireland's history. Among the Dead Fainres. Of the past, how many bogus nostrums may be numbered I Deslanleg their oareers with a trcmnea idous Slurinh of troumpets, blasoaed for a ties Is the pub is pruints and on flaming petere. soon, but not too seoon, were they relegated to the limbo olf th)ng lost on earth. But Hoetettsr'·s Stomlh Bitters s a living and thrlvin remedy. 'Is goea on, eoritn ansi to care. Neither underhaind nor open competU n affecte it. Os the contryontrnr, otrast with inLeLjer rival preparations only ierenes its popnlarity. it bhas been rpeastedly lltated, bhut without snecess. Connterflia lf it have bees surrepttiously intrsoducedul. but hve fallen lat. verywherse it entrenahes itself in *the cotdeeaoof So coneiderate and expeienoned Is our well. known and lopular fIterd, Coro*.er P.coe, la aUl mat ters conrected wrth f nserals, a.ed o seplondd the oes-agegr, et., he eoDtro', $ust while we halt Just this Sside of sayng that I ust be a leas ure be burte4 by him, we soarphtically saer that it hrut redound to the credit of Atd hbe a coeolation (thou a sad ene) to the family th'at glves into tit chlarge the aos nsgo Imet of thel detl of arny faneral in sehich they are conocrntd. Bt not only is n subh sad at.!ra asn courrals Is the c'oroaer eu ftil --be shics beet when Sthe'l b-rn merrtagoe h~1:* rlung" and we advisle young ilerts sbnt t stoep ff Se nall on him. Headl the Coroner's card i. another oolema. TEE OLD DRPRMAWk T CLERK. Washington Poet. There Ie something charmilg in the deep and abiding affection wish wbiobh the memory eof an old Government official clings to the home that he left long years ago and to the people who, amid the more pressing caes of the bustling, poubing world, have long sieo forgotten him. To hear him speak ' " my Stat," yo would supeose him to be an mlaportat facto in its local politics, a eospleusoe Igture its soil life and nos unkown i its bsiaess eireles. Bet If you were to o to the pla of his na tivity, to the loality whose people senes and inidenato are tee etaple of meet ef his cower atio, and as about him, the oldest inhabit ant would scratch his aged bhed and pender long before he could evoko from the eaverns of memory the fading name and dim form of the _eath who left that section" in the earlir and better d of the Republic s to aeoept selerk. sh..p i n -slnton. A pletasing Ilstration of this peolir phase of Washingon lIfe sea venerable geotleman who eame ere in early meanhood and has never returned for even a hbort visit to hie old home. Time has lens many an embellishing toeno to his recolleotion, and " distance lends ohanotment to the view." Year after year, as he has fondly and lovingly described the many attractions of " my State, some new feature would appear in esoh attempt at word painting, until there is nothing of the good and beaetiful to be added. As with leamlng eye and voloe tremnloos with emo tion he tells of his surroundings" at home," yon seem to hear the songs and see the gay .lamage of tropical birds; the odor of spices o borne on the air of an Italian spring morn mrg; the palm and the dg tree the orange and pineapple grow in rank )lnxriance bee!de the apple, the quince and the pear. Every product of earth and water that can cheer the soul of man is to be had there without the toil and -ain that usually precede rich possessions. It as a veritable paradise on earth, and you won der how any one could be tempted to leave it. He came from Arkanas. BOUSE FURNISHING GOODS CARPETS. CARPETS. ELKIN & CO. 168............Canal Street...... .. 16 Are reelsving new sad elegant styles of A-MINSTER. VELVET. BRUSSELS TMU'I PLY ond fl(GB.aIN CARPETS. 031CM c MATTINGS. WINDOW SHADES and CORNICES CURTAINS and UPHOLS&1LEY GOODS, OIL CLOTHS. from sin to slateen feet wide. ctlt 77 y Ar THA LOWEST PRIoCS. A. BROUSSEAU & ON, 17....... Chartree Street..........._17 IMPORTER AND DEALER IN Carpetings, FLOOR OIl-CLOTHS. OHINIA AND COCOA MATTING. TABLE AND PIANO OOVERB, WINDOW 8HADES. CRUMB CLOTHS, RUGS. MATS. CARRIAGE. TABLE AND ENAMEL OICLOTU'I.S. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. CURTAIN MATERIALS - Laoe Reps, Damasks, Cornices, Bands, Pins, Siape, Loops and Tassels, Hair Cloth, Plush. Bed Ticking and Springs, IBULAPS. by the Bale and Piece. Prices as low as those of any one elso in the trade. o00177 lly FURNITURE AT HUGH FLYNN'S, 167 atl 169.... Poydra 8treet.... 167 and 169 You can ea the rCEAPEST BEDROOM SBTS, THE CHEAPEST DINING BOOM SETS, AND THE LOWEST PRICE PARLOR EURNITURE IN THE CITY. A large stook, and anxious to sell. eII477 ly g a Respectfally inform hils friends sad the publie that at his new store. 144............ Camp Street .............1.. He has a freek and well.leetet asertmeat of BUILDERS' and GENERAL HARDWARE uarpeaters' Tool.. Grates. Stoves and House urnla. Se lg Goods of all knads. He is etter prepared thea ever benIre to . CpePr Tin and Shest Iron Work, ad will frish ssetlImotes to Baildars and others, and guarantees satlleotiam to all. jelT7 ly NEW SEWING MACHINES AT HALF PRIOB AT J. BOOTH'S GENERAL SEWING MACHINE DEPOT, No. 614 Magazine Street, near Josephine. Eaviug now completed arangements ta buy my Ma. olin.. direst from the Manofectorers for sash and employing an oanvarsere. to whom large ssarlee or commisslons are paid, I am aibl to ofer greater nodooemento then any other hones In the city to partlie donsngl to purchase any of the poplsar BS WING MAOIRNES. I bae also a large stock of second band Meblnes, allot whloh hb tsrn rhbulLt sad are Pguarnntee1d qu*l to ew, ad whioh I csn sell at from $t5 to 095. I O.. heage. rent and repailr all kinds of Sowlng Meohinas. A complete stock of Need:e. Oil and Attachments for all Maohlnee. J. BOOTH. 6It MaVcaele street. New Orleans. A'gent for Butterick's and Mne. Demorest's Patterns. ni77f ly E STAR.B NZD 147. G. PITARD, lrPOma ASD DIAI·a IN HARDWARR, GRATSB, PAIN"TS, OIL0 , VANISIIH. WINDOW GLI.ASh WALL PAPIRA, ETO.. 221 and 223 ...... Canal Street....221 a4nd Between Bampart and Basin streets, spB; I noaw oIl.Auss. ATTENTION! Families, Individuals, Everybody. DO ANY O" YOU WANT TURNITURE AT A GENUINE BARGAINI If so, eall at my etalbliahmeot, 17T Camp street, and ook at my stook sahd asoostaI my prices. I know I ocn satisry and sill to yeo, If you wish to bay and will oall. There is nothing in the nrniture line that I do met have, and of the very bst quality. W. B. RINGRO6E, set IT ly ITSil Camp atret. BELLS. cýrd. slaw, h 0~lmtrtn .."r. ,.. . ..,a. Ulpmwer rmanufuaotuflns co., Qiuua. Jab 1R 1y ew KV~M1'5 HK~LJ FC1~¶DUI. (.n.c Ia..·Jn M FAP wl~perr P.r. d1",rCot-pe r ad Ttn "W~aul t wlt:ý a0.k .t ge rolt a. . lion. I, ,-L~Ch~. P. Yý VANIm ZSuX * IIWZ .3rr(4len. I~ivt. lN C b/ryH A!7 nM WI..CI. luay uf0N4,K-'C ncrqlY lll~ rC ~l· MRISCELLANEOUS ADVERTIS EIRIT. Oan oi . AMERICAN COTTON TIE CO., 47.... .......OeroOdlot stret...., MIW omleaI . * 1MPOBTAT 8PBOZIAL NOTboJ The AMRIOLCAN OO'TTO TIm 00OI, (LnUITBD) baving Szed the prle o t hheyh ARROW COTTON TIE at 1sO bper bundle. teN. I per ent Otiheeun ft the Oeeral aenla areb anib u.. their Ilub in thls eiti (alersa in Bostrll i'-n contract wlth Paetr and naty ] en". future dei on the aboe.ameded. in €quantite. fro time to time. a l uettle eta being mde on delivery The CompLny habing a large stoct nowel baLdL a bavlang netraotd loran abundant cuppy to asle entire demand for Cotton "ies tbrouhoet theu Oett. Statee. the celoebrated ARROW TIR will be piems upon the market generally. and sold by thelr bnr Aenteat the prtce and trfm e Cbove lated It jl the object ant paEpone ot thbe opaesuny to u)ie contsoed pU age of the pleating coeantey.L. .I W. eaPYE & CO., sala 77 1y S WUIRAL APiR197. J. H. OKLLRR. AUULoraann 01r r i... . . . UOS rV,3 ALL KIMID O LLVND r AND TOILeT mOa AnD XKELame AemeS OAw r -)eLO 0sA I hei0 ly Nro Oteaoneng ao d Dialefeting p y aq. H-1ERNL INSURANCEr COMPANY, Ofloe., No. 37 Camp Street. KoBw He DLBRSOm. Preeident. P. IWIN. lVice President. THOS. 1.. B RAOGG , 8 eeretary. Si.. .....................................U , Beti...... o.... ............... 0,90 At an eleetion held on Monday. the 71 n.. the ioUelnlg named gentlemen wero ehoes Diroelem th thie Oompany to erve for the ensuing yer , P. Irwin. John pr endersbs Thomes King. whomas ee 5 ,r Thee. ilmorest i. Cetell* otaT. Gibbons. Jas. A.. Otrder. Wr aia. Hart. Beile Gakele. David Jokkson John B. Hnna 7. J. Banquet. And at a meeting of theo Beard.kel nday 14th, l HEND]ERSON, Presldent, P. ILIWIN. VloesPreidl end TrOS. . BR&GC., Secretary, wore uanlmenay reO41ted. The Bard declared eutef the net proitt e SeI Ooilmpy lor the pst twelve menuth 10 per 1 tin. teceet, a1m 2 per cest dividend on the paid up pllal Aed 20 per ont$ dividead on premiums pad by mes holders (making. with the rebate, 35 per eat e pro. ealum). 8aid intereel and dividend to be pla edt lth credit of the stock none.. Internet and dvlydende on full paid stock peablela esh at the omoe o tLhe Cepanyoa and afiernJaelith THO3. B. Bllt.AG, o Now Orleans, May 13, 182. myto 7l7 REMOVE8 ALL Ki;N)P OF BUILDIIQ__ Mf9chanics' 4d Tredr.' Eehang. nader Dt.CLhel retel. New Crlesa. Oountry ordee ,lrweu Ttlvattsded to. aee 7117 CARRIAGE MAKERS. JOBEPH SCHWARTZ, IOmsRa AWD PUAL2Rt m Carriage, Wagon and Cart aterials, 8prlags, Azles, Bolts, ReadyWlade WhLels, nmw Boedies, Wood Work. Trmmings, PAINts AND VARNISJLSs , aAaRVRN PATWNT WPRm, A ont for the Celebrated BLAOKSMITHM' PAN BL.OWER. Carriage and Wagon Maker and Repeaar, - Salearoom and Iaotery - Noe. 43 45 and 47 Perdido Street, oear Carendelet Stiee. do4f 77t I aw Otarman. J. THOMSON & BROS., Carriage and Spring Wagon Eaker, 68 and 70......Rampart Street..8....69 and Between Common and Grawler, BReeled Highest Premiums at State fair of I1t,IJ5 1873 laMd 1t6 forhe bst raily Paton, Vlctorla Opa and Top B le. Beer Wagoa. Oroemr' Wagon, Baprsee Wagon, eto. 3eing pratioal worksen, and employngmeft the best mebhaite., we are prepared to make tw or repair Carriages, Buggies. 81pria1 Wagon., et O. refer to many businesu men in she olty wung Tehltele our manufaetnre. ll work guoaranreed. 'i ply wI. F. CLARK, 134 and L36..... Rampart Street.....134 an I Between Touonn and ir. Pater, Net oLAJfs. - Manufacturer of all kinds of - Carriages, Barouches, Buggies, Express Wagons, Platform and Elilptio 8pr*l Wagons, S8WING HACIINS WAGONB , =TO. Agent for Jae. CUnnlagham & Mon's oen tedb untry erders om otnt tsrcnod to. aI t t UNDERTAKERS. FRANK JOHNSON, Undertaker, 206 and 207...Magasine Street-..W.rM 2 New Orleuan. Ai kUlda of M ltale (laee. sadd Ceeketa [ahogany and Plaa Uofas. mhl21Y n 1 JOUN 0. ROCHE, SW and2Dý2.«...uiasne 8krot....9 4 lald . ear Deterd. UMfrDR TAEBB AND BYBAI.NLM A11 boatm.. eaLrmahd to my "M will MIN" t P1 and careful attention at moderae reW. OUA~ItXAO3 TO hI11N. TOUN P. YARKEY, OH ( 'c r to Tbaa Krkey.) UNDERTAKRft, 40,42 and 44...Claiborne Rtrest. ..40. A" &3 Betwe·e (Cummen and Palayarctbe. Platent Metallic Ruial ia... Me~hog a7 . DIIIWk and Plaa Oemae alma)n s sL n WU Rat I e&.aded te by ike Pr e l !, M Uý =rIefpIubl ihes JIM f l7