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A large aemNms was speaesat ent be yeas men all pmeramed their parts admibttly. From the amas hat appear is he repers givea by a Isea uewapaper we are pleas tM e that Pt. NaOe 0lllge, wlhwas teea deam olya few yeas age by lwabep res, has a number of stumoa from deeIsei adjeialni that of las T-day, sad, Rev. Faster Piperta will .aets High Mass in aor PCarsohurhrob. After lms eapel be will address he esgr, egats Il glamata of ithe Misi whebh hais brueght bie I. thsi emustry. Hi will give a daserip oam of the aalesiti t Sthe Holy Ladl, ape. iLty of the worke of obrity mlad hi control S w towm of Dothlaem. Hla dlsaoorm,0 baviag for its etbjle a laud of sob h mred nemsesea t all Chrmistias. annot fail to prove neeselagly lateresting. On oe of the lualie page of (or-day'e) oanamo STAh will bhe fond bh tl port of Sastoral eaed las year by Cardlnal Peal, (sew op Leo ZlII.) We Sake it rom the .eiemoan Jooraal, for whioh paper it wes Oemaiatod from the lare rarers. The .Memem eayr of It : It a vary remarkable doument I It i e ai agplmrk brevatie om a moat iaportant matter. Is *ewa what manner of mia the late Car 'eml, now Pope, wa. In hie teachlng. Hi eItem, and defeuda, the S llabma. and the Vleam eConall, sand the Infallible Pope. Dm5. besldes, wbht sa admirabla argumen be makes for SheCotholio Churob ma the true evilsing power ! Hs is on learned, ao Arm, ao lpe Leo 11i. a great and strong Pope tI Very 3ev. Father Ansatitt, who for Nveral easpea ha filled the reaponiible poritom at retry to Hi. Grace, the Moat Rev. Arch ldddp of Now Orleans, will leave us next k hre uropl Fbather Anataso t i one o he veterao of tbe Croar In the Southwest, a eng erved many yar on the mlaulon, In ta when Shot Slate was apaernly aettleo, t aloaa9msry life meant to be deprived of .l eambee m wam even of the b noeoeiaarioe Srib, ml bo be azpoaed to all dangera an. tagdpa Im eglambe. Bla wall-earned vacs ame, studded doubly neoieary by reon oi i hiagj bham, will be spent prinoipally i: eltinSg hi boll ib rles of France. rro~. cd 6hrrb, t· ~l~bo. ·dte PerseouUon Tumpbit. If we believed-which we don't--o arti ,ee copied by us to-day from the 8t. Louis 2w.me, the Catholle'oPpulation of, that city have yielded to the psraseoutio of the civil authorities and compromised their faith. 1 In all ag the Faith is, and must be, per secuted by the civil power. Sometimes it is in blood; sometimes in imprisonment and etle; sometimes in confscation of worldly goods. Russia to-day furnishes ma example of the three kinds of perseua tiea combined, Germany of the two letter kinds, and this country of the last only. In the United States Catholics are per aeatead through their pockets; they are made to pay a tribute to the support of ati-Cathelle schools. - Of course sophists deay that the pub lie schools are anti-Catholice but every t Datholie knows that they are, even where ll Protestant piuqaqe is striotly aruded agaist. There is no such thing d is neutrality in the war of human 110.l God A present everywhere; to deny his pree- e Nsee is to atteek him, to ignore his presence A to attack mbl too, though is a manner les ormsal. They who refuse to aknowledge g PGe tDmelt bim, eltak him, are "against C him," even though they protest that they e not deay him-that they are nea -al. "He who is not for me, is againt me." The public school that is not for odi is against him. It is an unhallowed It may be answered that God is not specially recognised in every blacksmith b hap or groeery store where a young Ca- e iholil hab to work. True enough; but sether is he there formally put under the ban ; he is not specially excluded; he is not geored under penalty of the law. If he n were, no man should permit the shadow of obh a place to rest upon him in friend Now the St. Louis T5mes says that the Catholies of that city have surrendered, and are going to send their children to such Schools. This It esys "originated in a i spirit of reciprocal concession." The con Mession on the side of the schbool authori Hies to set forth in the Oimes as follows : "The reading of the Bible and morning services have been dispensed with, while ' objectiocable selections have been elimina ted from the readers." The article then c sootinues c Thus th e eoem of qoarrel having no longer e as ezlstaece, there is nothing to prevent soom eiatty of interest and harmony, all sooets role ating religious teaching ad training to the hao ls, tthe senday hool anda theouroh. I This Is nothing new ; it is simply the godless sehool. All religion is exeluded, I and with religion its priesthood. No priest I may enter there. For six long hours of the day the bchildren of his flock are care fully separated from him by the "law." They are beyond his slnderest influence and entrusted to chance. Not only the priest but God himself is, as far as possible, excluded. He mat not be mentioned, his law must not be alluded to. His name and father and mother are perhape worn out with the fatigues of a hard day's toil and an teach noth(lg-or to the Sunday school whlich if carried on in practical earnest like the grammerechool will change a day of rest inte a day of labor. The godless school is a blow at God, it is a war on religion, it is a persecution of the Church. It is, of coarse, disagreeable to be obliged to coantribute taxes for schools and then not use them. It is a loss of just es much money. It is a manifest hardship ao have another a to pay for the same purposes in supportinlg other schools. But that is the shape which persecution now takes,-more moderate, more insidious, but just as malignant. It is an attempt, not to slay the bodies of adult Catholics, bet to kill the faith of the rising generation -to pervert the children. This purpose is not announced in so many words, but no one can fail to see it except those who do not want to see it. Still not even the excuse of blindness is left to them who would feign not to under stand the movetpent. Rome has spoken, warning them not to yield to the tempta tion. He who now sends his little ones into such danger, rather than lose the little money necessary to educate them else where, has yielded to the persenution. He is not one of those who would lose his life rather than deny his faith. The spirit of martyrdom Is far from such a man. We do not believe for a moment that any thing of the kind can be truthfully charged against an edifying Catholic pop ulation like that of St. Louis. The spirit which has animated all practical Catholics from the days of the Apostles to this time animates them too, and we doubt not that the test of blood would find them as bold and firm a were the heroes of old. Surely men who would not flinch from sword or stake will not prove recreant to their faith for a little money. The East. Though the elouds grow, thicker over the Enropean sky their drift is as ancertain as ever. The strangest rumor of all is that which credite Germany with friendly in Iterest in England. The Italian disposition SIn favor of Ruala is natural enough, and Shas long been foreseen, but what object Blismarck can have in patting the British lion jnust now, is by no means very appar ant. If he is anxious to qee a fight, his plan is an excellent one, for the only serious ob stcele in England's way hitherto has seem ad to be the apprehension of an alliance with Russia on the part of Germany. 01 The fact is thit If a war should oocur between England on the one side and Bas- a is combined with Turkey on the other, and L the struggle could be restrleted to those a powers, there would be something of fI _quality in it, and a great deal of justice- I we mean poetical justioe. If there have * aver been three powers that have deserved a be the Instruments of their own mutual I Ixtermlnatloo, as powers, they are precisely England, Basil and Turkey. England is cot now as wicked In her persecution of is reland as Russa is of Poland, but she has & men, and would perhaps be again, if she Iared. The Turks are not as insane Ia t heir fanatical hatred of Christians as they ene were, but their disregard of the j, lainest laws of humanity and the simplest GI lotates of satural justice, amounts to trocity. The Russians are worse than El Ither. A Catholic Is, so far as we can learn, F onsiderably better situated in Turkey Is ban in Russia. The Turkish government W ares nothing for the mastery of his con dlence but wants his tilonay; the ssar is rants to dominate the soul and dictate its pl onvictions. His despotism is as absolute of a that of the Grand Turk, but far wider vs o its reach. It embraces every worldly in oterest, just like the Moslem despotism, III at not satisfied like it with that field, it h' xtends its usurpation over the interests of be next life. Permit the Turk to rob v on moderately and you may worship as a on please, but the Russian despot makes of o such compromise. In his realms no t uch freedom need be expected. Si At this moment numbers of innocent atholics, priests and laymen, men and vi, romen, old and young, are perishing A iserably in the mines of Siberia. With- or ut any cause but that of fidelity to their al aitb, these holy martyrs are condemned m o untold tortures. A policy as cold as is own Polar seas, as unrelenting as the g' eternal frost of its artic mountaine, as cruel a the ferocious instincts of the beast that Sadopts as its emblem, seizes upon its , hosen victim with the precision of ma- d, hinery, and crushes him with the persist mnoy of fate. di It is a wonder that a civilized world can I estain itself from rising in its wrath and oi ushing in one general crusade of in- 4 rasion to the destruction of such a 14 power. How much greater a wonder is it a' then that we can scarcely And a ripple of g ilsapproval disturbing the placid features e of civilisation as it contemplates the situas tion! t The time always comes, however, sooner or later,-when avenging justice ovortakes a monster. The wicked are often used by n Providence as the instruments of their mu- a tual punishment, and even, extermination. If the result lf the • e.t wa,, apparently so near at hand, should be the final disap-C pearance, or even the material weakening of the three great despotisms chiefly inter ested, it would be an inestimable bless ing to the human race and an edifying vin dieation of the popular belief in "poetical 1 justiee." Jessit Mitsi in Mobile. On the 19th inst. (St. Joseph's Day), the I Jesuit Fathers Coghlan, Neiderkorn and Con- 1 dos, of the Ohicago Mission-house, terminated I a most suoooseful mission in St. Vincent's I Chuarh, Mobile, of which Very Rev. Father O'Callaghan, V. O., is Pastor. The uamber of onfessions heard was about - sixteen hundred (1600). Of course, coasider- 1 lng the aiso of the parish, we mnst conclude I that many of this number belonged to other 1 parishes. But like the grain of mustard seed spoken of by Our Lord in the Gospel, the good seed sown by these worthy sons of Loyola spread far and wide, until it became a large I tree, attraoting many a sinner from every por tion of the city, who in holy peace and good purposes now recline beneath its fostering branches with a perfect assurance that their sins are forgiven. Evidently the impress of the Anger of God was stamped on the holy work of these devoted Christian men, worthily teaching the doctrines and precepts of the " great St. Ignatius. And as they try to save the souls of others, our prayer is that their reward may be very great in heaven. "e." BSignor Crispi, the late Home Minister of the Italian government, at the time he was com pelled to resign bedusem of his immoral pramo tioes was taking steps to have the eelebrated Law of the Guarantees repealesd. This Law, adopted and promulgated in the most solemn manner uas a fundamental low of the State, givesr the guarantee of the faith and bonor of the Italian government and people to the nations of the world for the free exeroiseo of the spiritual power of the Holy See. Though it has time and again been violated in the most flegrant manner, It ha served as a convenient argu ment for those who pretend that the Pope is free t attend to all duties belonging to his position, and Ihat the Church is better off without any temporal power, being freed from all troubles inoldent to the exerise of snoh power while at the same time fully eon joying all the freedom of aotion secured by sovereignty. Yet we flind that the Liberals are anxious to do sway with even this flimery pre text of respecting the Pope's right to the fre exercise his spiritual funetions, and that they will succeed at no distant day cannot be doubted by those who have watohed the course of affairs in Italy duroing the pasmt eight years. iComnunleated] he Grand Mission of 178, at $t. Alphemnas Church, New Orleans. Edltor Morning tar a I have st me down to try to give your read- t re a deecriptlon of one of the most glorious I evlnte that ever transpired In the city of New 1 Orleans. To desribe It a it really was, in all I its grandeur, beauty and sublimity, Is simply as impossible task for my humble pen, but aint though the piotuos be,I feel, nay, I know, I i is faithful and true, and thus I am constrail I d to undertake the deet for the love I have 1 bar our Holy Cathollc Church and its Haves nsplred tseobers. The Miseioa In It. Alphoneas Church began t ns Sunday, the 10th of March, 1878, and ended 1 an Monday evening, Marsh 5th, thus ee ntl I lug day and night for fiftees consecutive lays. r The following Redemptorist Father gave he Mstlon : Bey. Fathere William Wayridh ; Louis Cook; ames MLauaghlin ; Timothy Enright ; George Irimm and John MeGeongh. The leotures for the different states were iven by Father Enright to the married men; by Father Wayrih to the married women; by rather Cook to the young men and young adles. These lectures were attended by large -nd eyt Inoreasing numbers, most attentive Isteners, oheetiag to the bert of the wigroa es and to the ather eoto* Ad bl aseiolates. Mhe young men, and among them many Pro esmns, snronges no grsnu ". oB.. " heones to hear the Bev. Father Cook, and fteu, during hi eloquoont disoourees, the rery walls seemed to tremble under the strik ng and unmistakable evidences of their de ight. The effeot was truly magicaL Indeed Y rom the moment of the opening of the Mls I ion to its olose the greitest enthuslam pre railed at all the lectares, and culminated every 1 vening in overflowing audlensdtboth in the I ,urch and in the hall. Never, in the history I f the Catholio Churoh is New Orleans, has t here been sueooh an outpouring of God's Holy 3 Spirit as during this Mission. 1 Young and old-both sexes-all classes-the I ioh and poor-all profesione-flocked to 8t. Liphonena'. Every night that grand and glori one temple of the Most High wasorowded to its atmost capacity; the pews and aisles were crowded, packed to almost suffocation, even the choir end the sacristy were filled with distin gulehed oltizens from all parts of the oity. It 1 uas no wonder, for such masterly sermons were preaohed there every evening from that sacred pulpit as were never surpassed, in my judg ment, in any Catholico Church in Christen lon. Father Wayrioh opened the Mission on Sun lay, the 10th of Marhob, at 10 o'clock, at High Kas, with one of his splendid sermons and at nonce took all hearts ocptive by his magnif oent oratory, profound theology, and fault less elocution. His manner is stately, full of sweet dignity and perfeoo ease, and grace of gesture, and crowned are all these gifts of ns ture and of culture by a voice that is musi's self. It is not strange that all went away that Sunday from 8t. Alphonsus with such praises as these upon their tongues: "Did you ever hear anything like that before Y' "Was it not a powerful sermon," "And how beautiful and eloquent " This was the first great triumph of the Mis .in. _Th0 am aean taI (MaiTnh lth) Paths. Cook a·cended the pulpit. I saw by his oool and self-possessed manner and by those sharp, expressive eyes, that there was the true fire of genius within the man. I was not disappoint ed in my mental diagnosis. The church was still more orammed than at the morning Higlh Mass. Its altars flshed forth, it seemed to me, a more brilliant light than ever before-Indeed they were all ablaze with glory. The magnifi cent spectacle presented to Father Cook, as he stood for a moment silently surveying thescene before apd around him, must have rejoiced his heart and sent a thril of thanksgiving through his soul. With breathless anxiety all awaited his first words. They came forth smooth and must' ual like the streamlet murmuring through flowery-bordered vales, then, as he warmed up to the theme, his voioe rang forth like a clarion upon the mountain's brow, and every heart was charmed and every eye delighted even to the shedding of tears. He carried away all hearts, old and young, that night, and be kept them throughout the Mission. Father Cook is the most magnetio speaker I have ever heard. His style is mpassioned, his logio olose and completely convincing; his action quick, and "treads upoh the lightning word instantaneous as thunder upon the etherial flash from yonder cloud." It is not too much to say (for I felt it myself) that a thrill of joy ran through all enuis as we listened to this wonderfully gifted man. And truth oompels me to usay that Fa ther Cook oontinued from that day to merit the high enoomlums that are upon every tongue for his matohless power over the hearts of his hearers. Father McLoughlin followed Father Cook. To this young Redemptorist Father must be aeoribed rare gifts, that even now shine bright, as an eloquent and most pleasing and effoctive speaker; and if so promising now, in his youth, what will he not become when a few more years shall ripen and perfeot that talent whioh he has so splendidly dilplayed in the eermons and lectures doring our Mission. Father Mo. Leaughlin's praise are on the lipe of thousands that he leaves behind. Of our own Father E~nright I need not sa. much, for everybody in New Orleans know. him, and he has thousands of warm friende here and all over the country. Indeed, he I! almost "native and to the manor born." Every. body loves him and admires him uas a modi pleaing speaker in the pulpit: He deservl great credit for his effective services duroin the Mission: so amiable and plueasant, win ning all hearts by his senvity end sweetne of dlspoeitlon and seunny bearing. Fatheres Grimm and MoGeough have dons most effective and laborious sorvioes i a lees conpionouoe poeitlon than fell to th: lotof the others, but equally entitled to 4t ove and gratitude of the faithful of at. Al pbomsus. Their duties have been arduous and Irying, but always performed with perfect ease ma grace, and for this they are justly entitled w the thanks and gratitude of every Cathollc eart. They are both young men, and a long its, I trust, is before each one, of great and ever inresasing usefulness to Mother Churob. It may be interesting to your esders to mow a little about the age and nativity of hbes distinguished Redemptorist Missioners who have left us (but we pray not forever) tfter having ecompllpbed s h a glorious work In our midst. 0 bow dear will be their ames and memories to all Catholics in the years to come when they think upon this glo onse mission of 1878. lather William Way rich s 43 years of age; 1ather Timothy E tght is 40; lather Louis Cook is 34; Father ames MoLaughlin s 9S; ather George Grimm S9,; Pather John MGeough Is 33. lather Wagrich oma from Germany to Lmeriea when eight years eo age; Fathers Na Igt and MoGeough from Ireland when ten rears of age; lather Cook is a native of Phil delphia, but of German paurnt; Father irime was born here, but also of yGaman arente ; Father MoLaughln we born In Providence, Rhode Island, of Irish par ats. So we have the singular coincidence if three of German parentage, sad three of fisb, and all are perfect masters of the .oglisJ language. SAn nd e anmr t a-e Ui r tito.. he at pla lug part of the labors that I took upon myself a perform at the outeset, and that is to state a your readers the "esults," yea aaH GLOaIOU8 nasuLrs, if this mission of the Bede~ptoriat Fathers at It. Alphonsus. And among the Imoat gratifying, let me state that there wore over ;oe thousand Confessions. tinny of these penitents (about one fourth) are known to have been absent orom the 8aora hents from jie to Afy years. Some twenty Protestants applied to the Father Rector for aothollo Instruction, and admission to our Holy Churoh. And every day brings more for the same good purpose. Hours were spent every day, giv iug instructions to these applicants, in order that eagh one should thoroughly uunderstand all before he made his fnal determina tion. Eleven Protestants have already been baptized and admitted to First Communion; the rest will enjoy the same privilege after having been fully lstruooted. "TWhat a Glorious. Reslt 1" methinks I hear from the lips of the overjoyed reader. It makpe the heart leap for joy when we think of the thousands who have renewed their vows and recovered anew the right to be called, "A Son or Daughter of St. Alphonsue," and of those who have at last found "The True -The Livng Way." To sum ltall up and oonclude-may we not proudly, yet thankfully and truthfully, may that the Mission of 1878 has been the most glorious of any ever held in New Orleans by any Order of the Catholic Churoh. From all parts of the city the people came to hear theme eloquent Fathers. Protestants as well as Catholics oame by hundreds. Even several distinguished Protestant Clergymen were drawn to St. Alphonsus bythe fame of these holy men of God, and doubtless gave willing testimony to the transoendant abilities of the principal speakers, and the glorious display of sarneeastnr anpnsrat there every night during the Mission. The Milion is now over; the fruits are glorious. Those noble men, who worked so hard in the vineyard of the Lord for fifteen long days and nights, are gone. But with them go the hearts of thousands upon thou. sends who will cherish their memories and pray for their safe arrival at their respective abodes, and a long and happy life of devotion to our ever blessed Churoh. And when the time comes (may it be far, far away in the distance of years!) for them to appear before their God and Saviour, may they beer from Hie blessed lips themse words: "Come, ye blessed of my Father, receive the crown pre pared for you from the foundation of the world." Reverend Fathers, a Anal word at parting. As you read theL faint yet truthful lines of oeulogy upon the triumphs of the Cross, under your glorious leadership, methinks I hear you say, in your meekness and humility, (for the most worthy in God's sight are the most un worthy in their own): " Non noMl, Domin." " Not onto us, 0 God ! not unto us, but unto Thee be given all the praise and glory for ever." Amen I But shall we forget the " glorious Instruments" by which thees thousands of im mortal souls were saved from the power of Saetn and brought saenfely by you into "The One True Fold," the Holy Catholio Church. "No, never I never I" rise in one shoot from the parish of St. Alphonsus, and from thous ands of Catholic and Protestant hearts in all parts of oar beautiful city, and with them all, and you, Reverend Fathers, I beg to join in unison, to sing the angelic song of Earth and Heaven with one voice: " Glory be to God,' amen i I. N. a. Naet Orlens, March 28, 1878. Rev. Patrick Murtagh, n Priest of the Dioe oese of Natoherj died Decembor 23rd, 1877, aI I Musolebrook, in New South Wales. He was student of the Missionary College of All Hal lows, Dublin. He was ordained in 1864, an. he eached Natcher ast at the elosing of the war, in Pl~slon week, 1865. In July he tool sbarge of Iulphur 8prings and Canton, snu 1afterwards of Canton alone with its mission. I He labored faithfully and fruitfully nntil he lost hie health in the year 1873. He viseits I Iriland, and afterwards, with his Bishop~ a pprobation, went to Australia. Notwith Istanding his bed health, he continued hi Smissionaury work in that colony until he wal I entirely prostrated, three months before hi death. He received all the consolations o Sreligion, and he begged to be remembered in the Holy Sacrifice and in prayers by hise brother Spriests and the faithful of his originsl diocese STATE OF LUISIAIIA, DIOCESE OF NEW ORLIALs. LOAN OF $250,000 . Issued by the Board of Admilktrators of Roman Gatbollo Church of the Dio*e of New Orleans, at their meetin of the 11th of Jeasary, 11178, wth the authoflsaton a4 a pprva of the Holy See, b a dte November 8tb, 1877. SAID LOAN CONSUrS 1 AN SSaUE or 2940 MORTGAGE BONDS, DI'IDED TO NroU SeRsse, As 1oLrz gw, Serles A, 40 Bonds of .1000 Isc SerIes B, 100 " of 200 " Serles C, 1000 " of 100 " Series D,180 " of 50 ' those eads. datod teasnuary l l18m, Ms dpt by h, Presldet, the Treeamaer adu the seeretry of am Beard of Al(dlszt., with the seal f the Seelety afsid_ to eoh, sad are pirape "ee ?Teritr " by Oetave de Armed, a Notay labile In this ityJ , Tp bear asn eann interest ofa per Tat t hem the date of issue to maturity, whih inteest Is parable semi. annually as per Copse attached, vi On the lt of SJi pct on the 15$ f leaanlry( seel qe dl4 -Te capital Is payable at par In tweaty ealrs dato, by drawinlI to be eMeted emanay, sonoenet January 1st, 15e8. The Iterest and cnrtatlismet aft payable in New itles et the United Statee and Europe, which will be hereafter designatd. The Subsrliption Is Opened: - N NEWr ORLEANS - At the Arohbishop's Besidenoe, BSecretry's Oloe; At the Southern Bank; At A. Carriere & Sons, Commiselon Merchante. - IN ROME - - IN PARIS - OBJECT OF THE LOAN. During the criss which followed the war of seoession, and whiLh weighed so heavily on the tate of Louisiana the Admisnitrators of the Dicese of New Orleans uassmed liabilities which they have determined t liquidate. In the past yer a better state of affir loomed up in the finanela situation of the Dicese. That improvement will increase as the rate o interest claimed by its creditors lemened. The conventional ratoe, n eLosana, is toohigh for a religious society, the revenues of whioh, though ntirely secure, are nevertheless limited, for smch a selel cannot look for eventual profits n contingent unde . takings or in speculations eltogether estwUý its mission of benevolenae and charity. Therefore It is not with a view oftreatiganaew that this lon is negotiated, but in oder to ·Tl conolidate anterior labilities, and obtain their and regular extinction by meaas of the revenues of the Diocese, and without eandangsdt Church property, although afeoting it. such l the plan positively approved by His Holiness, Plus I, and unanimously adopted by the Board of Admistra. tom of the Romas Catholio Church of the Diocese of New Orleans. 8OVURITIEB. The Diocese of New Orleans, a earporatlen o.ast. toted under the laws of the Stots of Loisidna~ by the name and style of "THE ROMAdN CATHOLIO CHURCH OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS." affords to its creditors securities that are and,monrl. As a corporation legally instituted. it eoJoys ali the rights and privileges of a civil body. It can contrat dbts, acquire, borrow, allenate and mortgage its pro. pertes, whether movable or immovable, under the prescription of its Charter. At their nesting of January 11th, 1878, the Council of said Society Wnani moueasly determined, for the reasons above stated, to Issue, at the rateo'f 5 per cent, a single less of $)60,0t secured by a special mortgage on all the mortgagable rel estate of the Dioeseo; sad therefore, by a ded dated January 95th, 187E, psed before O. do Armas. Notary Publio in New Orleeas, the shabove reslutin was carried into effect, by the greating of a special mortgage on all the mortgagalo rest estate of the Diocese to secure the Bonds thus issued, which said mortgage was duly recorded, as will appear by cert. catee of the ecorder of hertgagee annexed to said act in the eofoe of mid Notary. Besides this solid guarantee, sald orporation pledgee its honor and good faith for the faithful discharge of the above obligations. REAL ESTATE OFFERED AS SECURITY. From the ofiolal report reenatly made to the Holy See, the Church property of this Diocese is divided as follows : ,Independent or unmortgagable properteM, valued at about ................ ......... 1,00,000 Mortgagable properties valueod at its mini. manum rate.............................. 1,00,000 This latter, the only real estate affeited by the moart gage aforesaid, and worth double the amount of the I loan, include many buildings, lots. felds and other productive properties not dedlcated to the worship of SGod. I PAYMENT OF INTEREST-REDEMPTION OF CAPITAL A t their meeting of Jamlary llth, 1878, the Counoll of the Corporation aseertnod that, outside of the 1 usual and irregular reoeipts, the annual eoored revenue of the Diocese, aftir deduction of thLo ests of SAdministration, leaves a surplus of 30,003 that cn be dispoed of soml.anuauslly, and it was resolved that 1lt. For the panotucalpsyment of the inerests on the loan a sum of $1,500 shall, from the 1et Of January, 1878, and thenceforth yearly, be reserved, appropriated and deposited in Bank to meet these Intresets. Sd. A similar nsum of$1s.IO ahli also, annually, f the let ef January, 186, be reserved, appropriated au d. eposited in rnk for the gradual ourtailment of the epital, and so on every year untilitmentirestlnatlon. 3d. That in na oos and undor no prest whatsoever Sthes sums, reserved, appropriatd and depoeltd, shell be used for any other purpoeo than thoser above - preesed. 5 SUMMARY. Fron what precedes, it followsr That the loan Li negoclated withthe elo oe t oft liq.uidating all former debts; SThat it rpreents the liabilitl of the "Sooiety of the Roman Catholi Church." whioh are thereby ulied and consolidated with a reduod t That it is secured by speolcl mortgage on proper ties worth dye times s.mnh as the amount bocevd, 5 and therefore amply sou0flent to guarantee both the 5 payment of laterests andthe redemption of the capltol. S Consequently, the ortgage Bonds of the Diocese of New Orlens constitute a retrolaee investment, with moral and material seourities but seldom ofered to r t N. J. PERCHE, Archbishop. , MILLET, V. O.. Admlnistrator of Finanese.