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r.>WW_ D WVET 1SDAT!L MO]Il .* - s ,w INZNANU, 5UMAr. MAY a. 118. WUXKDAR O TEN WUTE. c I@me ..~. May --Ioeed ssnadt y after Ester. it. n Plus V.. Pope Uade4....MaY 6-St John, poste beforethetia Gate. p M,. ay 7- --Lnesedle It. Pop. .. --Appareltlon of t. Miohaei, Arch- II siniq...ay 9-_5L& ? Rsstass, Bshop di sa Decil Of te Church. Wlit YMa.to-. Astla. Bishop. ..y I-St. A-eixad I. Pope and M- o tyr. e1 Seventy-one persons died from starvation in London during the last year. Coroners' jaries returned verdicts in every ease afrming the t uease of death to be absolute starvation or t saposure and want of proper food. Siuee the suiolde of Sultan Abdal-A5is3, in 18WF, Turkey has had two Soltans, five Minis teles, forty cabinet offisre, one constitution, eas Parliament, one war, lost three-fourths of 0O ib privinace and been forced into bankruptoy. of of 'OasMrrmsroNa.-Hie Grace, the Most Rev- re eed Archbbishop, has recently administered a the 8aorament of Confirmation at the times, in places and to the number of persons mentioned below : Aplsebth. Ft. May'". KenervtllIe...... ...- 1in Apýlt 801.. Day School. Sasters of the Macred Heart 29 y5dDt y heobool Ursalinu Nuns.............. May ad, Bt. Augustine's Churho.................. 13 Total......................... ............. gcc From Mr. P. E. Burke, President of the E- go eestive Committee, we have received a kind a invitation to attend a grand Fair and May id Festival to be held at Weeks' Oak Grove, New w Iberia, on the 14th, 15th and 16th of this month, for the benefit of the Mount Carmel m Convent. Musical entertainments and the. ti atrical performances will be given each night, re and refreshments will be served at moderate of prise. We understand that a number of die tloguisebd persons from New Orleans and Mobile are expected to honor the occasion 113 with their presence. 01 We understand that a number of influential at gentlemen, admirers of the musical talents of E Mrs. Theresa Cannon Buookley, have tendered o her a Complimentary Benefit. The details have not yet been deoided on, but we feel safe In saying that the concert will take place in St. Patrick's Hall early in June. Mrs. Buokley 0' has hosts of admirers throughout the city, and n the generous use she has always made of her ri great talents for the benefit of our churches I and charitable lnstitutions, without charge or a onslderation of any kind, has given her claims upon our people whioh we feel sure will be g ittingly acknowledged by a crowded house on the ecasion. v The United States Senate after the 4th of March next, will be Demcoratio by a majority of from eight to twelve. The only hope the Badoials have of getting a hold in the OCvern moent thereafter, is by securing a majority in the next House of Representatives. What their a chances are may be judged of by the figures of t the official canvass of the last election, which - show that the Democrats have three times as many absolutely safe districts as have the Re- t publicans. The figures are as follows : Majorities. Dem. Rep. e.o0 or over ............................. 1 21 stween ,,Mo and 0s w,.u...... ...... 41 49 setween I.(0o and (1 0................ . 1. .15 Bader 1,0................2...............3 dl) Total.....- . .. ................ 15 141 1 The movement for the preservation of the Irish language is spreading in England, as well as in this country. Recently a meeting was held in London, having for its object the in 4rodnotion of Irish into the programme of the Irlab National Board. An English member of I Parliament, Mr. Huntchinson, presided, and I among others present were a Scotch member of Parliament, Isaac Batt, O'Connor Power, Dr. Mackay, the well-known oScotch litterateur, and Mr. Stokes, an inspector of schools in England. lSeveral excellent speeches were delivered, after whioh resolutions were unanimously adopted in favor of the object of the conference. In the course of his remarks Mr. Stokes stated that the object can be attained if the Irish people really wish it. On Monday, the let of April, his Holiness, Pope Leo IIII, received in private audienceo hli Eminence Cardinal Collen and Monsignor Kirby, Rector of the Irish College. Cardinal Cullen presented to Loo XIII. on this occasion, six addresae from Ireland. The first was an address from tLe Clergy of Dublin Diocese. The second was from the Catholic University of Ireland. The third was from the Bishop, Clergy, and faithful of the Diocese of Oseory. The fourth was from the Arobbishop of Cachel and the Bishops of the province of Cahbel. Th ffth was from the Bishop, Clergy, and faith fol of Lerns Diocese; end the sixth was from the 4.Corporation of the City of Limerick. These .ddresees were separately presented to the Holy Father, with a few words of explana tion trom the Cardinal. On the same day an immense number of persons were re eslved in the loggie of Raphael. The 3000 oreditors of the great house of Jay Clooke & Co., which failed live years ago, are beginning to enquire what has become of the aMets of the firm. At the time of the failure oi liabilities were estimsted at $7.000,000 end e sets at $t1000.,000. In five years only • dividend, amounting to 5 per cent, has been paid, " The creditore," says a Northern paper, "are people of all sorts and conditions. Some of them were poor when the calamity ocourred, and were reduced to absolute beg gary by the lose of their small savings. Others were rich then, but were impoverished by their - faith in the big financial bubbles blown by these Christian bankers. The estate is theirs, but where is itt How much of it are the Cookesthemselves enjoying ? Whet part of it does Jay Cooke continue to manlpolatef HBow m many lawyers, trustees, aemlitant, ageont, semmittemen, and soobh like oormorant. are there now feedinlg and waing fat on this enewayI Government Without Religion. The people of the United States are the arst that-ever-dreamed of such an absordi ty. Even Bismarck, with his hatred of a Christianity, encourages the idea of a pop ular religion. He knows that without some such sentiment pervading a people it can not be governed. The less perfect the re ligious idea among a population, the more ri difficult their government-the more des potic and merciless moust be the reign of force and repression. The Chinese gov ernment is one after a fashion, for there is r' a strong religious sentiment among its ai population. That sentiment is gross and n false in most of its details, but it contains a be great radical truths of Divinity and res- o ponsibility in a future life. The moral sense of the people is not however quick ened by a knowledge of the real attributes b of that Divinity and of the corresponding virtues proper for man. So while their fears of future punishment are strong enough to O render society possible, it is only with the 0 assistance of the most rigid and all-control- I ing intervention of civil government. ti The greatest liberty in human govern- ti ment is only possible with the most virtu. tl onuse population, and in exact proportion with popular vice and immorality must b coercion and absolutism at the hands of the st government.increase. The form is nothing; 0 a king may be as responsible as a pres- V ident, and a popular majority may be as w wicked a tyrant as a czar. * To come back to our prat proposition, we E must insist thet the people of this country, b that is, a majority of them, have precisely n reversed the truth in their understanding ti of this matter. They hold that a free government can make a people virtuous, instead of holding that a virtuous people can make a free government. In conse- ii quence of this fatal heresy they drop God t' and replace him with the Public_School. C Education is to make people moral; edu cation is to be the great missionary. Fatal blindnessl Wicked pride! God does not choose to be eliminated from his h own creation. He never meant to make a machine, wind it up and then leave it to ° run of itself. His finger regulates every movement. He is himself the main spring d and the only one. Americans have yet to learn that to make good citizens and good republicans the t people must be virtuous, and that to be 1 virtuous they must be religious, and that to be religious they must have the grace of C God, and that to have the grace of God they must come to him through his Church and not through the civil government. But people are not gererally open to conviction a priori; they moust judge a tree by its fruit. Well, the godless system -in schools especially-is bearing a fall s crop of fruit in this country. First we have the tramps whose name is legion, then the vast army of criminals embracing forgers, embezzlers and fraudulent bankrupts as well as many others, and finally the Com munists or organized anarchiass. These last are enemies of authority-all and every authority. Their fundamental prin ciple is revolt-revolt against the govern ment, revolt against any government. They are looked upon now as something of an exotic in America, a European im ,f portation that will not flourish here. Bat d accounts show that they are flourishing. If The moral climate suits them wonderfully, and will continue to suit them better, the d more and the longer God is ignored and * the Republic worshipped. r Why should we, or any one else raise dour voice against such madness? Itcomes of human pride, and will go on until, out of the very bitterness and woe that shall flow from it, men will be forced back to common sense. Let them fully taste the fruits of anarchy, and in sackcloth and ashes 3e they will fall down before the altars of or religion and beg God to stretch forth his al hand and stay the storm of destruction. n Tariffs. ty Morally speaking a Custom House is P. a nuisance, economically it is a scandal. Y. In the former capacity it is the hot-bed of el all political intrigues for overruling the popular will. By means of the Custom House and the Post Ofice a national ad ministration controls an army of voters and to wire-pullers. The positions at its disposi a. tion are intended solely for the general sy good, yet they are dishonestly converted e- into engines of party or of personal suprem acy The operation of this system is fre quently to subvert the real popular will. 57 It acts as an immense bribe, a bribe the re influence of which is felt in every hamlet e of every State, forcing its beneficiaries r into an activity that may be foreign to Stheir disposition and in favor of a policy which they secretly disapprove. rm The mainspring of republican govern u, ment is the popular vote; the popular will ty is the only sovereign, and any tampering eg- with its full and fair expression is a kind era of treason. Yet theCustom House is oper ir ated as a standing, flagrant, organizerd by treason of this sort. ra, But that is not all. The tariff is a tax the on the poor. The laborer pays more for his coffee, his nsugar, his cotton and wool len clothing, his hate and shoes, his tools are and implements of labor than he could h get them for if there were no Custom Huse. It is true that the rieh man mast also pay more for bhis ne wines, rich alike and grand furniture, but the effeets upon the two classee are not parallel. The poor B' man auffers by reason of -b-tax s the-rich man does not. The former pays the increase in of price out of his necessities; the latter th out of his superabundance. The poor man ac can, perhaps, barely support his family in tb comfort when prices are at the lowest; the to rich man never feels the pinching of want p1 no matter to what figure prices may rise. he The Custom House is an inhospitable th reminder to other nations that they are m strangers, it is the remnant of an era of se non-intercourse and mutual jealousy, it is an institution founded on barbaric notions In of dominion, rather than on Christian prin- es oiples of universal brotherhood. in We are told that home industries must on be fostered until firmly rooted, and that taxes must be raised in some way. th Home industries can be fostered as effi- . oiently by the bounty system as by that , of the protective tariff and far more Justly, ev for the bounty would be paid by the sec tion to be profited, while the tariff lays its liI tribute on sections not at all interested in Vi the industry to be fostered. he Taxes must be raised. True enough, but why draw them from impoverished t sufferers while superabundance and luxury overshadow the land with their pride I li Why tax labor which asggestia haidrailp,- o while there is property which is proof of fie savings We hope to see the day when a iB Democratic simplicity in government will de have abolished all impediments to com merce with their corrupt and corrupting k train of official parasites. That Great Defection. ti, -li Some of our city journals have been giv ing currency to a silly story about a cer- tI tain grand impending defection from the or Catholic Church in Mexico. One Dr. Riley, na "Bishop elect" is reported to have passed tb through this city recently on his way to be o "in at the death" as they say, or to be on hand for receiving the seceders. or On recovering a little from the shock one's first impulse is to ask : who "elected" him t-that is, Riley Did the Mexicans do it I This point is left in such profound w mystery that we are induced to suspect the Dr. of being a carpet-bagger. We fear it that his reverence was "elected" by some fr body other than his intended constituents. ti Then we do consider it a very suspicious circumstance that the rev. Dr's. christian at name is not given. We have scarcely a a doubt that that name is Pat. Anything d from Indian chief to Mexican (Old Church) Bishop for a wild broth of a boy when he's v off on a tear. However that may be, he is fit to take i rank with Stanley as a discoverer. He a announces that there is an immense move ment among the Mexicans looking to a sepa- tl ration from Rome. He even gives out that ti three Jesuit fathers have joined the move- d ment, but unfortunately neglects mention- Y lug their names. The strangeness of the h discovery is increased by the fact that the v rev. gentleman is just going to Mexico instead of just coming thence. How he got this information in advance of the telegraph man and the newspaper corres pondents, we are left to imagine. So the Mexicans have, according to him, t "put themselves abreast with the Old Catho lic movement in Europe." And has it come i to this at last-or rather, so soon ? Has the I great, overwhelming, Mexican Protestant r movement, which Reverend Bishop Some bodyelse was engineering a few months f ago, simmered down into so insipid a mesa Salready? Dear, dear! Instead of camp 1 meetings and shouting greasdrs we are to I have only a "Mlocarabic liturgy." But reverend Riley says that's all right ; he's satiefied with that. Any kind of split with Rime will do him for a religion. Well, if it's only abreast of the O'd Catholic move ment in Europe, we don't think Riley will I make much by it in either cash or consols- 4 tioer. _- - L - - --1 The New Coadjutor Bishop of Galveston. . Te Missions Catholiqules publ'she the fol lf lowing: S" Mgr. DUbuin. Bishop of Galveston, Texas, whose strength, after thirty years of a labori one apostolate, is not equal to his courege, has Joest received as his Coadjutor Mgr. Pierre Doual, of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Bishop of Delcon, in partibus, formerly Vicar l Apostolio of Eastern Bengal. "Mgr. Dufal set out for Eastern Bengal in - the month of October, 1858, was appointed - Vicar-Apostolio of this Mission on Jaly 3. 1860, I. and was oonsecrated on the 2Sch of November e following. Very Rev. Father Moreau, founder t of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, having Sresigned his position as Superior General in the month of August, 1C66, was ensoeeded by Mgr. Dofal, who, to his great regret, was y obliged to leave his Mission in tbhe course of the following year, to return to France. But Sin July, 19A8, he resigned his funotions otf S ll perior General, and on the 19th of October he 3 embarked at Marseillea to return to Bengal. d On August 4th, 1875, an Apostolio Brief trane r- ferred the administration of the Vicariate of o Eastern Bengal to the Anglo-Belgian Province of Benediotines of Monte Casino, and on July S98, 1876, another Brief appointed Rev. Father or Downey Pro-Vicar. Mgr. Dnfal left Bengal in October, 1876, and went to Rome to place him self at the disposal of the Holy See. ) ' On Monday, April 1, Mgr. Dubuls, Bishop Id of Galveston, started for Rome, where his new m Coadjutor has been reelding for some time t puaLt." Our May Lesson. "t the marriagefeaat of ana in Gallile, the B!eesed Vargin Mary gave the world a lesson -which les- sblime epitome of all the teach logs of the faith, and whioh lolncudes every role that the Church has ever framed for the use and guidance of man. When it was seen that h the wine had failed and there was only water to place before the guests, Mary spoke to her Divine Son; and although she received an ap- t parent reproof, her maternal and generous t heart was satisfied with the reply, for going to the waiters she gave them this simple, ever memorable instruction : "Whatsoever He shall say to yoo, do ye." Now, as the Christian's life censists in obey- r lag all that our divine Lord taught while on earth, it follows that no one oan aid as so well , in this sublime lesson, as she who knew Hisea ored Heart so perfectly as to interpret for as its first miraoolous manifestation of divine power and goodness. It is for this reason then that the Catholic world draws near to Mary during this month of May, so as to learn from her words and her example bow todo all "whatso ever He shall say." For thirty days the Church unfolds to ns the life and hereoic virtues of this Most Blessed Virgin, this bright exemplar of all woman hood, this perfect model of all Christian souls, this most faithful follower of the divine Mas ter's teachings; and if we will but enter into the spirit of the Church, and treasure up its precious counsels and instructions, our sub- a lime May lesson will bring us such an increase a of faith and virtue, -tit o-brhearts will-over flow with that wine of gladness so well typi- a fled by the miraculous drink given to the bri dal guests of Cana,. This lesson comprises in its few brief words, food for many thoughts, and subject for many meditations. Every word might form a text for a sermon, while the whole furnishes an instruo tion as complete as it is beautiful, and as sub- t lime as it is simple and explioit. Whatsoever ! In great or small things, in lit tie virtues or heroio deeds, in trifling actions r or important events, whatsoever it is He bids as do, we have but to look confidingly towards the Blessed Virgin, and she will direct our oourse and guide as in the path of virtue. He shall say to you. Ab, if we know that the order comes from Him, if we are only sure that 1 He has spoken, there will be no murmuring nor delay in our obedience to His will. Like the water.carriers in the Gospel, we have only to attend to Mary's directions and all will be well. He said, "speak no evil, think no harm, do no inojutice"--bat we must go to Mary to learn from her bow to practice the sublime lessons taught by His sacred lips. Do ye! Bo not satisfied with idly talking about the duties of one's state in life, nor with moralising upon the obligations imposed by I love and duty; bhut bravely do all that must be I done. Life does not consist of words, but of actions; and we must do our part upon its varied field of thought and enterprise if we would please our heavenly Master, and Mary is the one who can interpret for us His wishes and intentions. Whatsoever He shall say to you, do ye. This is the one great rule which cocatitutes all Chris tianity, for He has said to us, all that we must do in every particular of our lives. To old and young, to rich and poor, to wise and simple, He has given rules of action and motives of perse verance, He has truly said all that man can wish to know, or needs to learn. But Mary is the bright exemplar in which all His lessons shine with so much brightness, olearness, beauty, that we have but to gaze upon the shining page in order to learn their true mean ing and fully understand their sublimeadapta tion to our daily lives. " Whatsoever He shall tell you, do ye." This is the lesson which the Saints learned so well from the lips of Mary; and which, by constant repetition, won for them the undying fame and the unfading crown reserved for them in the bridal halls of heaven. The same lesson, if properly learnt, will also make us saints, and will secure for us the same glorious inheritance; but no one can help us learn the lesson so efficaciously and so perfect ly, as She who taught the world itself that, in order to draw the wine of gladness, it must do all "whatsoever He shall say." May, the most beautiful month of the year, is appropriately dedicated to Her who was the most beautiful among created beings, the Lily of Israel, the Rose of Sharon. This month is, as it were, the bouquet of the year, the one perfect period when neither heat nor cold pre ponderates, when all nature is in bloom, when skies and birds and flowers are in harmony, a figure, perhaps, of the eternal Spring of Hea ven. Well, the lesson of May, taught by Mary at the feast of Cans, is also the bouquet of all splritual inetruction--the complete epitome of all perfection, the fragrant nosegay which in cludes all the roles necessary for man's hap piness on earth and eternal happiness in heaven. Let us imagine all through its shining hours that we bear the Blessed Virgin saying to us softly yet most seasuriugly: " Whatsoever He shall say to you, do ye." It may be that a word will come from those saored lips which will rend our hearts with anguish, bow our g heads with pain, and thrill our souls with sor row; but if we can realize that He has spoken, Sthat it is Ils will which we must do, then, like the guests of Cana, we will find the water Sof bitter desolation, of anguish, humiliation and suffering, transformed into the blessed Swine of peace, strength, hope and pstlent . resignation. ot The Catholic lievier reports that an estimable e lady-Mrs. Eliza Peck, formerly of Schneotady ly -died on the let of February last, leaving a er will, which was admitted to probate in Pough n kespsie. In this she leaves bequests amount m- Ing to *31,600 to various Catholio bcharities in the city of New York; gives the remainder of op her estate to be held in trust for her son-in Slaw, Patrick Callaghan, during his life; and me directe that at his death it shall go to His PEminenoe, Ca rdinal MeColo skey. The Vatican Library of E-tertaining and Instruct ie O·tholic Lterature. &ction 1. Cheap Novels. New York: Blikey & Co. New Orleans: C. ft D. Elder.-- -- - . This new and admirable series has already reached its 13th namber, and we are glad to know it has recelved the approval of several * most pious and energetic Bishops. Moreover, $ this ecclesiastical approbation is of that prao tioal kind which manifests itself tangibly in t the shape of repeated pnrchases, by the dosen, v of these cheap books, whioh prove to be an a excellent substitute for the old style tracts. The stories are all well written; some are even classicslo in the language-and, that our readers may jodge of their quality anrod cheap we give some of their titlee and prioes: "Fabiola," by Cardinal Wiseman, 25 eants; "Tyborne, in the Days of Elisabeth," 20 cents; t "Wrecked and Saved," a book for boys, 10 c cents; "The Straw-Cutter's Daughter," 6 oent s. Readers who have injuretitheir eyes by the poor print, and risked their faith and morals by much of the doubtful matter in the Lake side, Riverside, Seaside, Waterside, and other side novels, will welcome the Vatican Library for its neat and attractive covers, its clear and legible type and, above all, its bchoice and s interesting selection of tales. The Church and Civilisation. By Cardinal Peco, t now Pepe Leo XIII. New ]ork : P. O'Sheas. New Orleans :P. F. Gogarty. This little volume, if ganged by its humble else and its low price of twenty five cents, might be passed by as unworthy of notice; but,-in vlew itthesubjeot-and-theillustrious t author, it at once arrests the attention and invites examination. And as soon as this ex amination is commenced, the reader finds him self, as it were, in a mine of golden thoughts which he cannot leave before exploring to the end. It is a marvel how so many burning ques tions have been treated, and thoroughly treat ed, too, in these few pages; and we shall not be surprised to see this pastoral address take rank, as a text-book, alongside the immortal Syllabus of the wonderful Piss IX. Letters of a Younq Irishwoman to her Sister. The 2howel and the Cross. Stray Leaves from a Passing Life, and other stories. Six Sunny Months. Assuanta Howard, and other stories. Sir lhomas Mora Alba's Dream, and other stories. To the Catholic Publication Society of New York we are indebted for copies of these most interesting volumes, which have just issued from their press. Readers who have enjoyed these charming productions as they appeared, from month to month, in the columns of the Catholic World, will welcome their reproduction in the present more compact and permanent shape; while the conductors of Catholic col leges, schools and academies will rejoice at the very opportune appearance of so choice a selection of fresh books, than which nothing is better adapted for distribution as prizes to deserving pupils. THE MONTH OF MARY.-From Mr. P. F. Go garty, 151 Camp street, we have received a neat ly printed little book published by the New York Catholic Publication Sooiety under the above title. It coqtains a series of meditations, prayers and edifying examples, in honor of the Blessed Virgif, arranged for each day in the month. "One of God's Heroines" and "Sayings and Prayers by the Foundress of the Order of Mercy" are two little books sent us from the Convent of Mercy in this oity. They will be duly noticed in our next issue. (Communicated.) NOTICE. During this season of festivals for Churches and charitable purposes, much has been heard. in the well merited praise of the many pro fessionals and amateurs that have been en tertaining the good people of our city. Among them all is Professor M. O'Reardon who enjeys a world famed reputation for his perfarmances on the instruments of his own invention-the Tnmbleronicon and Water Flute-by which he produces "the most heavenly musio that can be imagined." Snob is the praise of all who have heard it. The effect of the Irish Melodies on those in struments surpasses every thing that has been heard in that style of music. This gentleman is on a visit to his family friends in this city e which was the occasion of his assisting Pro fessor Blake in giving s concert in St. Michael's Hallduring the past week. A repetition of the same concert will be given this evening in St. Stephen's IIall, Napoleon Avenue, at 7J o'clock, and it may be the last opportunity for those a who wish to erj y it as Professor M. O'Rear don is engaged for the Paris Exhibition and P will soon take his donarture. PLEASANT AND CHEAP EXCURSION TO TmI. noDAUx.--Oa Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 11th, 12th and 13th of May, a fair will be held in a beautiful grove on the ontskirts of Thibo daux, for the benefit of St. Joseph's Church of that town. The managers, who are among the most respectable and influential ladies and : gentlemen of Thibodaux and its vicinity, have Sspared themselves no trouble to make the en h tertainment as complete a suncess, in all res pects, as possible. There will be a vast num ber of articles of all descriptions for sale and raffle, the refreshment stands will have ice cream, soda water, etc., in exhaustible supply, in and lunohes and dinners will be served on de mand at all bours. At the lower end of the park there will be rifle shooting and other sports and each day a dramatic and musioal entertainment will be given. For the accommodation of those of our oiti zens who wish to visit Thibodaux and the le beautiful country around on the Bayou La y fourohe during the fair, Father Menard, the a Pastor of St. Joseph's, has made arrangements h- for an excursion train to be run next Sunday. t. It will leave Algiers at 7:30 in the morning and n the excursionists will reach Thibodaux, 65 of miles, in about two hours. On their arrival n- Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's. Re id turning, the train will leave at 9:30 o'olock in the evening. Tickets for the roand trip $1.50, l Father Menard has sent us a few tickets to dsipose o fofer him. LOCOAL 301 1'0T Iý May pole matinue to-day at the Opera Roses for the benefit of the poor. Admistion 50 ent ohildrewnbalf-prlboo _-- Yesterday the Are boys of Carrollton made magnifioent display on their eighth anulver. sary. Mr. 8. L. Henry was the Grand Msaba" To.morrow Mercury will erows the path o I the son. Soientists and curonus alght-*sesr will interview the telescope man of COal street. This (Sunday) evening, the Lafayette . ;r B. Assoolation give a grand festival at the Carrollton Gardens. The amusements begia at 3 o'olock. i The Louisiana Boat Club held a regatta at the New Lake end on the 1st Inst. It was the opening of the aquatic season, and was wit nessed by a large number of people. Division No. 1, Anolunt Order of Hiberntis esoorted by the Irish Rifles without arms, received Holy Communion in St. Joseph't Church at the 8 o'clook Mass last Sunday. i That our Total Abstinence Sooleties are alive and working is proved by the frequent noties of meetings, communion, etc., which appear in that column of the SBTA specially devoted to them. To-morrow, Monday, between the hours of a 11 and 1 o'olook, the annual election for Diree. tore of the Hibernia Insurance Company will Stake pTaie at the fflue -ofhe --Compeny, i Camp street. Next Sunday, May 12th, the children of St SMary's parish, 2nd District, will make their First Communion and in the evening will re, oeive confirmation. At the Cathedral the First Communion will take place the same day. The directors of the Hibernia Insurance t Company held a special meeting last .Wednu. e day and adopted resolutions of respect to the I memory of Mr. Patrick Irwin, their late Vice President. They will be found in our obituary column. The Quarterly Communion of the members o' the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will take place this Sunday morning at the seven o'clock Mass, in St. Mary's (Archbishop's) Church. The W general meeting will be held in the Morning It Star Hall at 5 o'clock p. m. d "Traveller" in his letter from Donaldson 1, wille, published in our last issue, was mistaken e in giving the name of the architect who built n the fine Lemann residence as W. P. Frret, t Esq. Mr. James Freret, 25 Commercalal Place, 1. is the architect. The School Board met last Wednesday even. a ing. Besides the regular routine, the only g business transacted was the adoption of a reso. lution of regret at the resignation of Mr. Louis A. Martinet, a colored Director, who is about o- to remove from the city permanently. The First Regiment Infantry, Louisiana w National Guard, Col. Adolph Meyer, command. 1 ing, will give their first Festival and Tourna. ment on the 11th and 12th of this month, at 1e the Fair Grounds. The amusements promised i are varied as will be seen by the programme published in our advertising columns. A five fine locomotive boiler exploded in the yard of the carpenter shop and building msn ufactory of Mr. Peter Ross, at the corner of SWashington and Prytania streets. Notwith standing the foct that the proprietor and two of his employee were standing almost in front of the boiler at the time of the accident, none ee of them were injured. Prof. Jules Cartier, organist of St. Louis o Cathedral, was the benefioiary of a grand n- vocal and instrumental concert given at Grune 'g wald Hall last Thursday evening, under the s auspices of his choir and St. Cecilia's Soelety. The programme was made up of the choicest selections from an extensive repertoirs, the artiste were of recognized fame and the audi ence was very large and appreciative. The suit of the City of New Orleans against n- the Southern Bank, in the Fifth District Court, en came up for trial last Monday, and a verdict in was rendered on Thursday night. That ver ty diet is in favor of the City and condemns the o- Bank and Mr. Dobnolet, in solido, to pay l's $84,000. The city sued for $2.000,000. Neither he party, it seems, is satisfied, and the verdict is 't. to be appealed from to the Supreme Court. so The liquor dealers now refuse to pay the ir. licenses which they had been accustomed to nd pay before the Governor signed the Moffett Register bill. In addition to this stand, they have formed an Association for the purpose of 0. testing the constitutionality of the, to them, Sobnoxious measure. At a meeting held Wed' d nesday evening last, Mr. F. Hollander, pre Jo- siding, they retained Meessrs. Huntington and of RBlce to plead their ease in the courts. he nd Professor H. A. Blake leaves next Monday ve for the country, having been engaged to give n- several concerts for Churoches and Catholic I es- stitutions and organizations. His first enter m- tainment will be for the College at New Iberi, nd after which he will go to the Convent at oe- Fause Point, thence to the Church at Morges ly, City. He will be assisted on all these os do slons by Professor O'Reardon, whose perfort the anoes on the Tnmbleronioon have been 0 her highly appreciated everywhere. At St. Patrloh's Churoh to day-Sund4"* it- immediately before High Mass, the une t and blessing of the new statoe of the eof eHeart of Jesus will take place. His GraOe, the Most Rev. Archbishop, will honor the ooesb th with his presence and an appropriate serm will be delivered. During Mass the fine oh Sof theChurob,o consisting of Professor Datab leader and tenor, Mrs. Dubos, soprano, MI SWhite, alto, and Mr. Roux, bas, will sing " lecttons from Meroadente, Farmer, Weber a~ Dieteoh. S The following tranafsr werue made in pl si Wednesday: Ca . edly, ef