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pusTJ5lr 5VKRY hYNDAY MOe::INYh. NW UAUL-ANS. BUNIThDY. , MA1Wil 2. iWI. -.r .,_- - - - --- ral *A* . DA1 O TN WEng. thi ta5. ...Mar.. r4-Tlrd Susnd In Loot. is Ss.ae.... Mar. &5-Ye's' of tihoA,,tiieciatloU of th h oo d lreno Viiin. hi ftha1 .r.Mar. se-iat. NotrcDaesf. oartyr. e PWaetai..Mar. -- St. A I.,5.Pier, olditer. l .I.I.Ma. Mar I-it tos 111. Pope. e 0en9 w -ell wo id one our Lard. er j7oosim s. Zosi. Bishop. ap Slot one leading French Repnblian attend- mi ad the grand services at Notre Dame for Pope no Pious X. Tit ---~---------of p33soN(I..-Mr. W. 11. Pierson, of the large o mad well known clothing hosee of Wheeler goe mad Pierson, returned home last Saturday t fomn the North, bringing a large stock of the CL1 ucet elegant spring anet summer goods. tin The twenty-fifth anniversary of the ordina tion of Rev. Father Gieeen, C.SS.R., will occur Ito nest Tuesday, 2tLh inst., he having been or- dot dained March j26th, ls,:. Father Wachter, of I Plo Nono College, will celubrate his sliver wo jubilee on the .Zth of June. a ex] tt· Rev. Father Meorchaert, of Ocean Springs, tri and Rev. Father Cogan, of Canton, gave a mis sion in 8 Psaul's Churchb, Vicksburg, com- sut neancing on the 9ih of March and ending on col the 17th. It was very well attended and was a Sproanetive oi un e1 xenualo.t ...ultc II'J 'The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will make tot a general communion at the 7 o'clock Mass thismorning in the Cathedral, for the intention far of the Holy Pontiff, lately deceased, Pius IX. pre The Mass will be celebrated by His Orace, the Ch Most Rev. Arhobbishop. ter uce We are indebted to Messrs. T. Fitzwilliam wi d Co., stationers, 76 Camp street, for an ex- an, ceilent likeness of His Hloliness, Pope Leo we ZIII. The work, which was all done at their Ig own establishment and by their own workmen, is very creditable, and compares most favor- eg ably with that turned out by the large North- ex ern hooses. Coples of the picture are offered etS for sale at 10 cents a piece. . In wl Our young friend, John S. Twomey, Eslq.,left m yesterday on a short trip up the Jackson Rail road as far as Mchomb City. Mr. Twomey has many friends in this thrlvieg little town, who ev never fail to avail themselves of his vibrts tu kr aecure such grocerien as they need from his nr Ene stock. While in McComb, Mr. Twomes has nc kindly consnoutred to attend to some Lnsineas in lit behalf of the MoitsNir. Sb1AH, and we bespeak A for him a cordial response from tlhose ti our in patrons tLat he will visit. th The Fuetval of tLe Aninunciation (2ih of bi March) will be a 'iemorable day for the Sisters of Porpetual Ai'oration. It was on that day, an two hundred and twrenty-tive yeara s ago, tha' fo Madam DeBar (in rel:giun Mother Meehtilde), cI founded this Order. She was horn at St. Die, t in L-irraine, on the 31st of December, 16I4. i At some future period we intend to publish cc some of the most interesting part: of her life, Cr as well as the circumstances that brought about the foundation of a special Congregation gI to adore our D)ivine Lord, day and night, in tl: the sacrament of his love. I---~~-- -- at: The Redemptorist Mission niow drawing t' a elose at St. Alpbonesth Church, has been one of a the most suocessluli ever given in tlis ciiy, t0 et calling to mind the great mission given here some twenty-irve years ago by Fathers Wal worth, Iecker and their campanione. For onr next tIssune we shall try to prepare such a re port as will convey to the minds of our readers a some idea of the important reesults achieved. ci The Mission at the bchuroh cf St. Boniface, a Third Distriot, Rev. J. Koegerl, Pator, will p close next Tuoesday evening. s At St. Mary's (Arohbishop's) church the Mission given bt Fathers Gieson, Lafinenr and Dellam will close to-day. Lzcrunr AND CONCERT AT ST. PATRICK'S CnaRcu -This evening at 7.30 o'clook Rev. Father Meerschaert, of the Diooese of Natbchez, will deliver a lecture in bt. Patrick's Church, after which Rosa D'Erina, will give a grand sacred concert. Tuis programme promises an intellectiral and musioal treat seldom offered to our public. Mile. Ross is nodoubtedly one of I the most accomplished uinusaicirns that has ever I1 visited our city. She has a voice of rare rower j and sweetness and as an organist she has few i equale. Admission ,0 cents; the proceeds to be dis tributed anong the poor by the Society St. Vincent do I'nil. Rev. T. Enright, C. SS. R., will deliver a t lecture this, Sunday evening, at 7 o'clock, in p the Church of SS. Peter anld Paul. His u1bjct F will te: "The Catholi P'ricst." There will be no obharge for admission, but a collection will be take . tp for the beneit of the peo. visited by the local Conference of the St. Vinocut de Paul Society. Father Euright was known to the people of the Old Third liltrict some twenty tive years ago as the brightest boy it their schools and 1 as one of the most pione and exemplary in the 4 S congregation of old St. P'eter's. The long yeare s of arduous labors on the Missions throuAhout the United States, North, Went and South, that have since intervened, have not dimmed the memory of those he left in the home of his youth, and when his old tutor and friend, Very Rev. C. Moynihan, pastor now as then of St. Petera', asked him to lecture in his church, Father Enright's prompt and cheerfol accept anoe betrayed the heartfelt joy he felt at the oppottonity of addressing a congregation in which there will no doubt be many of the Mends of his boyhood's da a. Ever mindful that his mission isto"go about doing good," he makes the joyful occasion the means of bringion assiatance to the poor of the locality In which many of the happiest days of his life were passed, and in tbis we are sre the generr.ns people not only of St. Peter's, tbut of the entire 1)strict, those who have only heard of him no less than those who have known him, will lend their aid with .s lavish beand. About Face. e The time has come for this, for the 2incs a Shas spoken. The Catholic world helieves-or n rather has believed up to this wonoent- o that the absolute independence of the Pope d Is the best policy for the Church and that r his absolute independence can only be c secured by his sovereign control over a certain limited amount of territory. This h appears however, to have been a is .mistake, as we now learn from the Time.s Snot the London Times, nor yet the New York it Times, but our wise and witty cotemporary O of Camp street. That far-seeing journal t rgot a glimpse of one of the lying telegrams al that are systematically sent from Rome on b Church afairs. It was to this effect: al Bome, March 90.-Franobi has assured a dis tiugnished foreigner that Pope Leo wished for b a strong and noited Italy. do only required firm assurance of oomplete freedom of the i Holy See. The temporal power was not a i Sdogma. fa r Franchi seems to be thesoul of frankness; ir r would that the telegraph agent had i exhibited something of the same charac- ce teristic in the matter of the "distingoleuished al - foreigner." As there most be a number of T s uch personages in IRome, it will be diffi- tl cult to run down this particular one in case Ito a a little corroboration shall be looked for. s*c ew-evr. tlh wink was as good as a nod of to the Times and some lordly penny-a-liner cl thunders forth as follows in its columns: d, Leo XIII appears to be in truth a liberaland w Sfar-seeing pontiff. He bide fair to redeem the - prediotions of bis admirers and to resone the ni SChurch frem its most formidable dialultiee, b Tae statement credited to him, that "the temporal power is not a dogma" shows that he recognizes the true road to the policy which d Swill be best not only for the nations of Europe and the interests of the papacy but for the Swelfare of the cause of Christianity and re- ir r ligion everywhere. n If people could only shake hands by tel- tI Segraph how cordially Pope Leo wounid l exchange grips with the sympathetic o 1 statesman of the Times. Two great minds in such full accord is something of a novelty t when the eccentricities of genius are re- d membered. a If small carpere might be allowed, how- c o ever, to put in a word, we should like to n * know what there is startling in the an is nouncenient that "the temporral power is s not a dogma." Did the Times man ever t n hear of anybody that thought it was? a k And yet the enthusiast of Ciampstreet sees c 'r in this magical announcement a sign that I tie P'ope recognizes the true road to the a f best policy, etc. r a The best policy is, of conrse, to give up I1 V. and eubride. That will he "best not only 9 ' for the nations and the papacy but for . Christianity and religion." Well now, it is e, queer that two hundred millions of Catho lice never thought of that. But then, of h courbe, tlhey are a benighted set and haven't it any geniuses among them, and it's right n good of the Times to take an interest in nI them and tell them things. And wouldn't Ilieiamack and Gambetta a:d Garribaldi and the Carbonari and the SFree Maseone and all the deadly enemies of oa benighted Christianity be delighted to see the Pope make such a move as the reTimes thinks would be "boat !" And would't they sit back and rub their hands over the chess-board of public affairs re and imagine that the Church would be checkmated in a few moves more! But se, even then they would mistake. They are ill playing a game, but the Church is not. She is doing a great and divinely appointed be work. She can never be checkmated. nr . Anderson's Case. There has been a good deal of criticism ev upon the decision given by the Supreme fel Court of Louisiana In the case of Thoe. C. ar Anderson charged with forgery in altering e' a publio record or with uttering it after be- al ing altered. We have been surprised nm to see some of these comments in the pub- o0 lie prints. We say surprised, because the judgment is not yet final. After the read- A ing of opinions by the Supreme Court a ft certain length of time is given during which w applications for rehearings may be made it and until that time has elapsed the judg- ei eients are under the control of the court. u QOutside intluences are, therefore, as itu- nII proper at that period as previously. And n tpaRticnlarly when this outside pressure is II brought to hear in a sense adverse to clem- t ency in criminal prosecutions, it would 2 evenl that inhumanity is added to indelica a cy. , We do not, therefore, intend at this time r Sto express an opinion upon the action of t d the Court, but we desire to give a sketch e e of certain principal portions of the de- f e cision and in language suited to popular i t comprehension, so that our readers may 4t not be confused by technical expressions e nor obliged to wade through the whole a decision in order to master its real import. The election law provides that the Returning Board, as it Is generally called, t shall meet in New Orleans soon after every be election, and there receive the returns or in statements of the votes cast at the ditterent he polis; that the President of the Board shall open these returns in the presence of at the other members and that thereupon the be Board shall canvass and compile said re of turns. The returns which they shall thus est receive, open and canvass, are the returns e or statements of votes made by the three tit. ho commissioners of elections who preside over gse every poll. These are called the original ith returns. In addition to these original returns from each poll made by the commissioners of elections, the Board receives a consolidated i etatement of eil the polls in cach parish made out by the supervisor of registratiou of suech parish; for the law makes it the 4 duty of such supervisor to receive the i returns from thecommissioners of electioDs, I compile a consolidated statement from i them and then send them together with I his consolidated statement to the Retgrn- I ing Board. In the Anderson case it was not charged i in the information as amended that the i original returns had been changed or tampered with, but that the "consolidalted I statement of votes, parish of Vernon, made by the supervisor of registration" had been A altered and, as so altered, publishcd as true by Anderson. I The Court seems to incline to the opin- t ion that there can be no such thing as forgery of the "consolidated" statement, P in the legal sense of the term forgery. A I "forgery" in the criminal law is not every counterfeiting of souther's signature or altering of words over another's signature. I Though such an act may be a forgery in the moral law the criminal law does not take cognizance of it unless it can have some practical effect. It is as in the case of erior . If one should swear bef r crowd of men in the street, that the sun is down, when they all see it shining, he would commit perjury in the moral, but not in the technical, sense. He could not be prosecuted for it. In the same way there may be forgeries of which the law does not take notice. Thus if one should write out a pardon for a condemned crim inal in this State, and sign Queen Victoria's name to it, probably no law officer would think of classing it as a statutory crime. It would be a thing totally without force or the possibility of effect. The Court quotes a California decision to the effect that forgery cannot be pre dicated of an instrument which in itself is a nuatunlm pactunl or incapable of any effect. Of course, if there is no forgery, there is no uttering of it. The Court applies that principle to the Anderson case in this way: The Re- p turning Board must make its compilation ti and report from the original returne, and p not from the registcer's consolidated state- P ment. Thu law does not give a particle of authority to the corltblidated statement, t nor authorize the Board to utter and pub- h lish it or use it as a basia for anything. r Therefore the original returns from the P polls have potency and value, and the con- e solidated statement has none; therefore r the original returns are succeptible of forgery, and the consolidated statement is not. If this were adopted as final by the Court, it would follow that Anderson and the others, even though they had knowing ly uttered and published the register's con solidated etatemer.t from Vernon parish, i forged or altered, would not have committed an technical forgery or other crime, be cause they might just as well have manipu- t lated some newspaper returne. But the Court finds it unnecessary to decide the point as will be seen from the following paragraph taken from its opinion : It is unnecessary for us to say whether the consolidated returns of the supervisor of regise tration, without the clerk's certifioate, is or is not a public record, ansoeptible of forgery. It 4 is enflicient to remark that the paper offered in evidence is not the instrument the utterance of which as forged is charged upon the defend ant. In whas respect tae cocument onurea In n Sevidence differs from the instrument re- tb "ferred to in the amended information we , are not told. The case goes off how- A Sever on this ground-that the instrument it - alleged to have been tampered with was I I not offered in evidence on the trial-and p - on the following ground. e It was not charged in the pleadings that p - Anderson had nttered and published the a a forged docnment in an official capacity, t, h while it was no legal offtetnse unless done t e in such capacity. It is clear that if the t S- editor of the Picayune or Timca had made I t. up a return of the election from forged docu- c i- iment. and uttered or published it, the act t Id would have been entirely inoperative. No is legal result would have followed, no claim i- to office could have been based on it Mr. Id Andereon, in his individual capacity, was a still less intluential than either of those gentlemen would have been, and it was Se really a matter of supreme indilterence to of the public what returns Mr. Andereon ch should choose to publish on his personal ,e- responsibility. It was only in his official ar capacity that he could violate the law. ay Without venturing an opinion of our ns own on the merits of a judgment which is le not yet tinal, we must heartily applaud the ,rt. very dignified and deeply excoriating re he buke which it administers to Messrs. Sher Ld, man, Mathews and others for their intempe 3ry rate and impertinent interference in this or case. ent ard The Legislature. of In a speech delivered by Hion. E. D. the White of our State Senate just before the re- adjournment of the Legislature, a good deal huns of statistical information is given of a na rune ture quite creditable to Democratic control. Iree Mr. White points out wherein expenses are over cut down several hundrede of thousands of iinal dollars below the most economically ad ministered year of the Republican supre rom macy, and even considerably below the fig f urcs of certain years befrre the war. This I is certainly creditable, considering the very rimportant items of expense fastened upon Iw i no by a Constitution made up in the inter- co sest of fraud and extravagance. It is true, It says Mr. White, that the rate of taxation is pr much bigher now than before the war, but kthat is absolutely necessary if the same th amount of revenue is to be raised, because gi the assessed value of property to be taxed pr is immensely less now than it was then. II I Not only is all the slave value obliterated, ' but real estate has greatly depreciated. oil All this looks well enough for the inten- t. tions of the governing powers, still the fact remains that taxation is enormously high. to A man must pay about as much tar.x here w, as his whole revenue would amount to in Bi Europe, for in many European countries to three per cent a year is considered very good TI interest on one's capital. Here the tax- eii gatherer would take the whole of that for B public purposes. It must be admitted too that three feurths of onr public revenue is required to pay interest on the public debt, a barthen y bequeathed to us by the dishonest rascals b, who in the name of the Republican party na took forcible possession of our State Gov- sI ernment and kept it under the protection bh of United States bayonets. The thievish tfc Singennity of these vagabonds is now called the Louisiana debt, and the interest of t that debt is nearly as great an incubus t upon the Democratic party as though crea- u ted by its own mismanagement. Our late Legislature did nothing towards a d lightening that burthen; perhaps it could v Snot; but it did not show any great anxiety 0 , to attack wickedness in its strongbolds. n d While giving it credit for some consider able movement in the interest of economy, Swe find the Lottery Company, the Slaugh ter House monopoly, the Gas Company, n the Old and New Canal frands, theSheriff's c bonanzas and all the other inventions by t is which people are plundered withoutn the intervention of the tax collector-all in full ; is bloom, all unhurt, all as safely entrenched as ever. e We want more than mere economy in public expenditure-we want the outside n taxation stopped. If we must pay three id per cent., let that be all; let taxation for s private pockets come to an end. It is clear of that we did not have the right sort of men this time for this work. Of course there are b- honorableexceptione--menwhodidinaugu- t g. rate measures that ought to have been I ,e passed but were not. These few men can . stand on their record. Those who have no re record ought to be left at home next time. nf I is O'Donovan-Rossa. But of th Reportes are conflicting and ambignonus ed, bl he on the subject of the late riots at Toronto. lips a ad Several days ago it was telegraphed "ln di ig- that the killed and wounded amounted to house "' several hundred med. At the same time For a, it was said that only abubnt one hundred the g ed and fifty persons were in the hall, where had 3e-_ tr wa woric n- the telegraph has become mysteriously and the ad. he silent. and i the It is certain, however, that a brutal and worn ng murderous assault was deliberately plan- sway ned and executed with as deliberate a con- that the nivance on the part of the Government. feet ri Although we do not sympathize with "'1 It O'Donovan Rossa, and his followers in vant redtheir policy, we cannot find language toex- him, nd- press our abhorrence of their treat- Perh ment. Mr. Roses seems to represent the open I in Irish World, or anti-Catholic, element of baebe re- the Irish in America. That is, he puts him- Br we self in antagonism with the clergy. The of ti ow- Archbishop of Toronto disapproved of his was tent intended lecture and all the really Catholic wes was Irishmen of the place coincided with that for I and prelate in their sentiments. for Since Rossa's escape from Canada it ap Pete that pears that be attempted to lecture in Can- oul3 the andaigna, N. Y., but without success, owing Lr ity, to the opposition of the clergy and laity of ier lone the Catholic Church. These orators and wos the tax-collectors who assume to represent of nade Ireland and yet make war on the Irish ocu- clergy, will learn after a while that when 3 act they leave out the practical Catholics there sp No is nothing left. nea laim Still, it is impossible to denence with cou Mr. sufficient emphasis, the brutal style of del was opposition which Rossa met in Toronto. per those This is not in accordance with American sou was ideas of free speech, nor with English pre- 'Si CO to tentions of fair play. It is in accordance, we oreon however, with the traditioned brutality of sonal English coustoms. When the English Cab- thi flicial inet disapproves of a pro-Russian mases- y meeting in Hyde Park, it gives the wink, th f our and a mob breaks up the meeting, clube the tie icli is ti h members, chases the orators away and to sd the stones Mr. Gladstone's house. John Bull tin g re- chuckles over it all, and swears that there is Sher- no place like Hold Hengland for fair play bhr )mpe- and free speech. hi n this We should suspect a crowd of English P' roughs of the disgraceful and character- W stic work at Toronto, rather than even the t the Irish Orangemen of the place. E. D. re re the The Walton place, abont 12 miles below Vi- hi id deal dalia, La., containing 6,000 sores of land, was s a na- recently sold to Mr. C. Sohwarts, of Natchez, iutrol. for $7500. t 305 are The blossom cannot remember what becomes oi nds of of its odor, and no man can tell what becomes ci ly ad- of his inflnence and example, that roll away a snpre- from him and go beyond his ken on their mis- ft the fig- sion. Iw S The Last Words of Plus IX. The last words of Pinus IX convey to the world at large such sublime lessons of moral courage, herolo fortitude and profound humil* I ity that it were well to treasure them up as a 5 precionus and aundying legacy. t The world needs not be told that death is s the crown of life, and that its glory or its p gloom depends upon the preparation which I precedes that Anal coronation. The Pontif's life was heroic in virtue and glorious in honor; we may well expecot, then, to fad in his last words all the hidden meaning and beautiful significance of an eventful pontificate of thirty two long years. It is renolded that when it became apparent to all that the aged Father of Christendom B was hasstening to his last reward, Cardinal 2 Billo, in a voice broken by emotion, commenced s to recite the Act of Contrition for the dying. I The Holy Father,who had already testified by - signs his great regret at not being able to r speak to those around him, no sooner heard the prayer than, rallying his failing strength, he with mouch effort repeated: "Col rostro santo agito." (By Thy holy help.) SYes, here was the secret of all those patient n years in the past, when, outraged by the people a he wished only to benefit, betrayed by the Y nations whose interests he wished only to = serve, he saw his kingdom taken from his n bhands and his temporal diadem torn from his h forehead. It was by "His holy help" that he the insults of the world without a frown. "By SHis holy help" be was led back from exile and welcomed to the city that had been his patri mony for eighteen hundred years. "By His holy help"he was enabled to forgive is all who had persecuted him, and to bless all Id who had loaded him with curses. The hour by of victory was, with him, the hour of forgive , ness, and in his clemency and meekness be r- shabowed himself to be the true Vicar of Christ on earth, the true representative of eternal mercy. And in those later days when, as at. Jonn writes: "The dragon poured forth a flood" of oalnhony and falsehood against his name, taunting him with poverty and helplessness, accusing him of ambition and avarioe, and prodictiag his downfall and shame; that same "huly help" enabled him to stand unmoved and undismayed until the "flood," having spent its fury, subsided into riprles at his feet. "By Bib holy help," when all seemed darkest here o: earth, and men's hearts were weakened by the blight of materialism and unbelief, he strengthened Christian souls by the blessed staff he gave them to lean upon, in the dogma of the Papal Infailibility; abd brightened earth by the glory of the crown he placed upon the brow of Heaven's Queen, in the dogma of her Immaculate Conception. By that " holy help," he saved the world from a universal deluge of unbelief, and spread above its waters the radiant trow of God's eternal covenant. - But these were Dot the only words of the dying Pontiff. As the prayers continn ed, blended with low sounds of weeping, his lips again parted, and he mnrmunred faintly : I "In domtum Domnini ibimus." (I will go into the house of my Lord). B For thirty-two long years he had lived in I the grandest palace ever known on earth, he had walked among the masterpieces of the world's proudest genins, he had been snrronnd ed by all the pomp and glory of Religion, Art ' and Science; he had seen princes at his feet and whole nations round his footstool; he had worn a triple diadem, and held a soepter which swayed the world; but what was all this to that " honse of his Lord " towards which his feet were tending! h " The house of my Lord." The faithful ser vant knew how lovingly his Lord would greet him, and how the brightness from His house would far eolipse all earth's pomp and splendor. Perhaps in that last hour he saw the heavens Ie open, the gates unclosed and, like St. Stephen, f beheld his Lord waiting to reooeive him. 1- But what a lesson to the world, of holy hope, e of trust In the Lord's unhounded meroies! It is was for this that he had labored through life's ic weary summer in the vineyard of his master; at for this he had endured contumely and insult; for this he had borne the heavy hburden of Peter's years and Peter's captivity; but it was Sonly that he might go into " the house of his n Lord " and be forever at rest beside Him. og It is the great reward promised to all who f serve unto the end, and Puins IX left these nd words to all who walk in justioe and the fear ut of God. But even these were not the last words V spoken by this great soldier of the cross. I a It is said that when all the signs of death were tl near, and Cardinal Bilio, faithful to his trust, d commenced the sublime invocation to the sonl ti departing; but, overcome by his emotion, g paused after the words, "Depart, Christian 0 soul!" the Holy Father murmured faintly: t 'Si, proficiscert !" (Yes, depart !)-Then all r was over. Yes, depart !' For ns, these words imply 1 that when the boor of duty comes, when God's 2 voice calls, we most depart unhesitatingly upon I our mission of obedience and love. Let not 'Ithe tears of friends, the love of relatives, the I Sties of earth, the temptations of the world, I torn us aside from the path marked out by I truth and justice. a Yes, Depart ! For him, these words were the Shumble assurance that his work was done. He had forgiven all who had wronged him, he had h prayed for all his enemies, he had blessed, by word and example, the flock of which he was the shepherd. It was time to depart 1 "Yes," without a murmur, without a sigh, he was ready for the journey-his "Lord's house" lay before him, and the "Holy helps" which had aided him in the past, would guide him through the present to the bright future of Eternity. These sublime words of our beloved Pontiff, these last echoes from his great, heroic heart, as ought surely to be treasured up as a most pre es cious legacy-not only for the halo they shed ,y around a life most beautiful and luminous: but sa for the sublime leesons which they teach to a world that has lost the watchword of Christi. anity, that undervalues the blessed boon of heaven, and that is oold and deaf to the word e of command, which alone can ensure joy on i earth and victory in heaven. "By Thy holy help l" Let this be every a Christian's watohword. "The honuse of the Lord," this the blessed boon we all should svalue. "Depart " the word of command when we linger in the path of evil, or when we b hesitate in the narrow road of duty, virtue, Shonor, Truth. It Our Lady of Laourdes. IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE MI5IONARIgI CONCERN(I G EXTRAORDINARY CURES Lt Persons who know of extraordinary oures n attributed to the intercession of Our Lady of tl Lourdes are earnestly requested to send the 8 particulara to the Misslonary-Guardians of R. the Grotto. After having been carefully ax r ammined, these aooounts will be published, with to the consent of the interested parties, in the rd "Annales do Notre*Dase de Loiourdes," for the b, greater glory of God and His Mother and for to the edification of souls. The reports of cnure should make known, as clearly as possible Mt 1st, The person cured. le State their full name, age, birthplace, diffaer he ent residences and present home, with the ex to act and complete address. Mention their char is aoter, conduct, piety, and all that is edifying lti about them. Make known their temperament he and health in the past. I*- 2d, nodgao By Give a concise aooount of the disease, its ad name, nature and characteristics. If possible ri- give written certificates concerning the dis ease, from the physicians, or at least report vse their remarks, their opinions on the gravity of ill the cease, the remedies employed, with their ur efficacy or inefficacy. re- 3d. The cure. be Recount, in detail, the various oirocmstances slet of the cnre,-the spiritual means employed to al obtain it, prayers, masses, novenas, water from the Grotto,-the dispositions of the sick per hn son, their confidence or fear, what they felt at of the moment of the care. If possible, give the Pe written opinions of the physicians about the cu ore, or, at least, give their remarks and some ud testimonials from the Pastor, the Confessor, or me some important person. nd 4th, e1. efects. its Tell the present state of health of the per son onred. Describe the effects produced in est the soul of the privileged person, on their led family, the parish and the public by the grace to obtained. ,ed N. B.-It is understood, that when all the ma above-mentioned particulars cannot be given, led to send what can be collected. Persons are ion also earnestly requested to inform the Mission of aries of spiritual graces obtained, and, in gen eral, all facts relating to the history and devo. rld tion of Our Lady of Lonrdee. sad Address, "The Missionaries of the Immaculate d's Conception, at the Grotto, Lonrdes, Hautes Pyrenees, France." LETTER FRBOM VIGESBUBG. VIcKSBURG, Miss, March 20th. 1878. Editor Morning Star: On the 10th inst. Fathers Cogan of Canton and Meereohsert, of Ocean Springs, began a mission here, which closed on the 17th. It was, by God's grace, crowned with greateam cess. Nearly 1000 persons received Holy Comr mnnion an io Right RAy -Wslopconfrmed qnite a number of adults on the night of the 17th. The 8 o'clock Mass and sermon every morning and the evening sermon and Bene diction bronght to the chnrch crowds so great, that even standing room was often not attain able. On the 17th the Hiberniane paraded and assisted at the Pontifloal Mass by Bishop Elder. They afterwards enjoyed a good time in their hall, and comported themselves dnring the day as sons of St. Patrick, true to his faith and teaching, shoold. The preliminary steps towards building a male school are about completed and we hope by September let we shall have abuilding and all the other requisites to give our boys what our girls have long enjoyed, an oppprtnnity to receive a thorough Catholic ednoation. We have been delayed somewhat by the sicklness of our pastor, whose great labors have reacted upon him. But new he is moving every stone and using every exertion to bring his plans for the good of hie congregation to a happy fruition. MAGISTic. The Parisian press of 1877 comprised 830 dif ferent newspapers and serials, against 734 in 1875. Of these, 51 daily and 14 weekly papers are political, 49 serials are theological (37 Ca tholic, 10 Protestant and 2 Israelitio); iGf are dedicated to law, 95 to political economy, 20 to geography, 74 to belle lettres; 20 are peda gogio, 52 literary-scientifio, 56 artistio, 68 treat of fashions, 77 of technology, 75 of medicine; the contents of 43 are mathematical and nata ral scientifico, of 22 military, of 31 agricultural. Basides the above there are 16 sporting papers, 13 of various contents and 4 dedicated to Free Maseonry. The Republican party possesses 22 newspapers. "If low rates will bring the grain to this mar ket," says the St. Louis Republican, "St. Louis means to have it all. The barge companies are now carrying grain to New Orleans for six cents a bushel, which is just about one-third Chioago is paying by rail now and at least half the lowest rates it will get by the ake route when the warm weather opens it. In their wildest dreams in Chicago they never presum ed to hope for a rate below.aeven cents, but long before they have shaved the figures down to that point via the lakes, grain will go from St. Louis to the Jetties for three cents per bushel." "Sir," said one barrister to another, "I often meet a servant in the morning, tak ing two drinks to your room. Do you always drink in duplicate 1" "Sir," re plied the other, "I order two drinks every morning, and when I have drank one I feel like another man: then, air, I am bound by courtesy to treat the other man, so I drink the second."