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rmar.muDM uaST mUAlaT Moalie:. NEW IUr.LAAW. SUDAT, 3rUN s. atrs. basee y.... 8--oa.-Be A-oaeelel S - - or - Gee y. W= Saturd. Sneat - aby withiof the 00. t of the te t is n.yof s .ad blenL ope. T eolea tias. eonFerene for the monthl e Weof Jasea wy.J bse -held aSt therobbe, Mtop'. re of Bishop Gross prechsed leso Sunday in yt. . ty..Jphenu and other distingohed Georgians. or erere present. At Bailey, Department of Alo, France, there Vd Joa 7-St. Julius 1. Pope. .l...Jane -Vigil of Penteecet. (Tast.) will bSaturdy net being the evend of the FJune of -Pente oet sea day ?f faet~d abstinence. The ecclebrtiontial oonth enten for the month of J App will b held at therohbishop'e renl. dered nedt Tment in morning, t 10Pree oclock.dent Je Bishop Gross preaobed lst Sunday In St. Don Davis'e Chorh, Wtohinton. Alex plantatider H. Stephene and other distinguished Georgians ro priered, inW t, Mit. t Belleyop Whittl, Deprtmet ofan, Frginie, there will be grand fetes at the end of Jooun i ele ashbratio. of particularlynth entenary of tb.he anonisa Jon of St.Vrg The ne hm. The Cort of ppeale of Miand theip people h ren derehbd Juorhoodgment In favor of Preedent Jsaid to on Davei, rsfewtorpg tohind the Caline plaopuntation of Brier eld, inWaed to oont, them. The isehop Whittle, Epnicopalian, of Virginia, is owht with a vigorost army of ondemn al in thed dathe return h he its own is o an di omintio that be is ashamed to partionlarly deepribp. A Catholic Church i to e erecPhited oon havet been entered witho, Virginin a. The te lr, who already boxesn pur and o the people orthe neighborhood, irrespective of creed, are eaid to be tak iong. to sone the ediance ereted. edie, Tbe municipal elections in Rome will take plat the ame quicly discovered and ex-the Ctholi popla ion basre determied to contest them. Troyed (s'etrnment,a both ronioipal and Imperial, which controls a vast army of officials in the city, is using all means,ner and to l,dicate tseur the returnate of it on andidatem. Nine CPstholi Chourches in Philad Colplege, Thave been entered Ulthiok Conth by burglarsA, who publrrised off bslver altar vessels, the eontents of poor boxer, and other portable thongs worth Sliter. In one instansla they trod the dipposite, but the tame was quickly discovered and ex tipageihed. Ther with also Ir-Gaetonl detroyed lryvestments in such a Memoiner asof to indicatrue rted they wethre manly ctuated by antioism. The President of St. Jarlath's College, Team, he Rev. ODnnell Canon BoParliament, R lly.., endorse publiehed, we observe, the sermons in Irish Gaelby his preachtituentsd bp the Right ev. James O'allago rher, the Lord Bishop of phio, rivalh a literal idiomatic translation on the opposlte page, together with an Irish-Gaelic Vocabu lard the clergy, fivas well aemoir of that trowne-herted Bishop s nd his timee.n from his That the manly and patriotic course of Mr. "R.. O'Donnell in Parliament, isfully endorsed by his onstituentg bwas proved by the enthu-men throuh reception immens ccorded him on his areerival in Dungarven on May 5th. He was met by a large crowd, consisting of the leading otistos and the clergy, five miles from town, the horses were taken from his carriage, and it was drawn alcng by hundreds of etalwart men through an immense concouree, all cheering and shouting fir "Obstruction." At the Convent of Mercy, Vioksbrg, on the 24th of May, Miss Kate Nelson, of Pass Chris tian, as Sister M. Borgia, and Miss Mary A. Murray, of Dobuque, Iowa, as Sister M. Ber sardine, received the white veil of novices from the hands of Rev. P. Huber. The Rev. Father delivered an appropriate discourse on the occasion, assuring the young ladies about to be received into the Order of Mercy of the happiness promised to those who persevered faithfully unto the end in the service of their Divine Master. CourrmRuTIONss.-His Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop, was so unwell last Sunday as to be unable to visit the Churches of St. John the Baptist and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, to administer the soarament of Confirmation accordinu to promise. On Tuesday, however, feeling much better, he confirmed 37 persons, nearly all of whom were converts, at the Con vent of the Good Shepherd, and on Thursday, Feast of the Ascension, he administered the same Sacrament to 167 persons in St. Theresa's Churchb, about fifteen of the number being adult converts. " On I REFORM IT ALTOGETHER !"-We know how ungracious is the part of a scold; hence our repugnance to undertake the role, especial ly in regard to an enterprise s3 praiseworthy a. the Vatican Library Koret-e, whose cheapness, convenient form and judioious selections are moset admirable: but really, if the publishers continue to permit so many "dropped letters" as appear in their nnmber 7 and some others, we shall feel obliged, reluctantly, to publioly call attention to their omissions i Meser H.. & Co. will understand that this hint is given in the jpint interest of themselves and their numerous readers. Thegas war has broken out way ofi in Baroe loos, Spain. The agitation grew out of the re sistance of the people to a munilcipal tax on gae which the gas company sosessed on consumers. Private and publico establishments. ceased to born geas for fcrty-three evenings, and the shops closed at nnseet. Crowds collected in front of the few houses which continued to use gas. The losses of two gas oompanies amount to several thousand dollars daily. The city authoritise endeavored to compel the shope to keepopen, sad the Governor iuued a procla mation to that effct. Local Journal. are fined and suspended for protesting and ten are under proeooutlon. The Minister of the Interior supports the -municipal authorities. The egitation is in eresiang. The Oppoesition in the Cortes attacked the Government's policy. Supreme Indlfferenoe. Beveral of our daily papers put on airs of supreme indifference as to the habeas corpus episode of the last few days. It was, according to them, a tempest in a tea-pot; they had virtuous regrets at see ing a judioiary become so much Inter ested in so trifling a matter, and showed a majestic contempt for a controversy be tween a couple of lottery ticket venders. At the same time the public cannot but remember that a poroon of the press pf this city has not been absve devoting a whole page at a time to the advertisements of one of thoseeticket venders and pocketing a consaderable amount of its ill-gotten gains. The supreme indifference, and the superb contempt, and the laborious belittling of the Issue, though apparently directed equally and impartially agalnst both par ties, are not above suspicion. 'ane excite ment was all working one way. If posses had been called out by the respective sheridli, Mr. Howard's posse would have amounted to a dozen or two of his own employees, while all the able-bodied men in the city would, if necessary, have gladly joined )he other. If Mr. Howard had him self owned and published a lottery "organ," it could got have adopted a shrewder line than to pooh-pooh the issue as unwoitby the attentien of the public. -Buat- factt4he-public-feeling whi really did exist, the "advertising mediuops" to the contrary notwithstaling, and which exists to day sufficiently strongly and zaiversally to take summary measures if his were not an essentially law-abiding Community, was not enlisted in a mere , iquabble of rival gamblers. It was an ,xhibition of the deep-seated public in- a lignation that asee long existed among us a it the fact that the lottery iniquity is egalired at all, and particularly that It is made a monopoly. There is no reason why the same principle of monopoly, if proper in this instance, should not be extended to every other business. The democratic principle is supposed to be that every kind of business is open to every body on the same terms. Certainly gov- c srnment may put cqnditions to its exercise. It may require a liese to be obtained; it may stipulate a certain degree of skill or competency; but these conditions apply to c everybody alike,, and no one who meets them is excluded. Upon the principle of monopoly it is absolutely prohibited that anybody shall exercise a certain calling, except specified persons. This is one of the worst features of des- e potism. It assumes that all right vests in the king and that he can concede such portions thereb as he may choose to such persons as he may prefer. The poisonous principle of monopoly probably crept into this country under the despotic government of the old Spanish regime, and like every other taint is hard to eradicate. If Louis iana were the Island of Cuba we should not be surprised to see monopolies sold out to individuals, not only in the lottery, but in many other kinds of business. It will be an evil day for America if this fearful poison should spread. No wonder that the people are uneasy at it presence. Every lnstinct of republican self-preservation is shocked by the contact, and hence the general interest in a conflict which our "advertlsing mediums" sought so sedu lonsly to ridicule as an undignified judi cial squabble. Well, the popular feeling was too im perious to be trifled with and it triumphed. The Governor, willingly or unwillingly, abandoned his proteges and thereupon they surrendered. We claim that this is a most encouraging symptom. Little by little the body politic of this State is recovering a healthy tone and in the same ratio it is sloughing off the diseased scabs and ulcers that had accumulated during its sickness and imprisonment. The Democratioparty has been blamed for retaining in office cer tain vagabonds and professional parasites, but the Democratic party, too, was still feeble from the wearing of chains. It could hardly afford to kick the fellows who were so officious in pretending to unlock its fetters although they were already drop ping off. The little episode of last week is a symp tom of courage and reaction and health. Let us see if the coming election will not clean out the nest a lIttle more. Communism and Despotism Extremes meet. We would especially call this truth to the earnest attention of our Communist friends. In speaking thus we do not refer to the red flag brigands who if they could, would subjogate society to the reign of torch and sword, but to certain enthusiastic philanthropists who in all sincerity bewail the hardships of pov erty, and in all kindness seek to invent some human scheme for social ameliora tion. All these plans seem to tend to one grand centre, in fact, we might say, head centre-and that is increased government authorlty. They would take away from the citizen and give to the ruler. The authors contend that under the individual sys rem, where each man may get what he can and keep it, the rich grow too rich, and the poor too poor, and that the proper remedy for this is to prevent the acquisition, to put all things in common and have administra tors-wise and upright men-who shall see that every man does his duty and get bhis he.e is somet lng of good in this. It was the very plan adopted by the early Christians with the happiest results, and could be made successful again with just such material as that was. But taking society at large, comprising, as it does, pow erful elements entirely devoid of the Christian spirit, we could not count on any such result. The leaders among the Christian Communists were chosen of God; they were the Apostles and Bishops. In socieV at large, is It so Among any people, in any age, under any form of gov ernment, elective or hereditary, do we find only the wise and the good in authority 1 Not at all. As a general thing the men who hold civil* power are politicians or tyrants. They are ,unscrupulous and selfish ; they conetantly seek to promote their own interests and those of their friends.. Would yoe expect them to do better if fhey should bavremore power t Or would you expect to geta different kind of mep i office ? Either hope would be utterly fallaclons, for history shows that it is not virtue bat strategy that succeeds in reaching political power, and that the more absolute the power the greater the efforts of designlag men to obtain it. We speak not now of the utter futility of trying to get honest work out of a pop fitioa-Ubndercehb system- Everybody knows how smart the negro slave used to be in plalng sick, ino having swelled legs, sprained joints, etc. The white race would certanly eclipse the colored brother in artifices of this kind. Everybody would want ever3boy else to do the work and c dodge it himself-sometimes with great skill, always with great pertinacity. But, t as we say, that is not the evil to which we c now especially refer, We speak of the rnlers-admilistratore onu might call them-but masters you would soon find theip to be. It would be impossible to vest such universal power in I merely human hands, uncontrolled by religions principle, and not create a des potism. What powers would it be Pre- t cisely that of the father over his children, I combined with that of the master over his * slave, but without being tempered by af fection on the one hand and self-interest on the other. Everything would belong nominally to the nation, but the rulers would virtually have dominion over them Sl4. Offices would be multiplied in every direction and office-holders would abound. Every man wholes now'foreman of a work shop pould then be a government officer, with more or less of despotic power, like a sergeant or corporal in the army, and all I this vast net-work of office-holders would form a unit of power holding by a common centre with a common purposeof controlling everybody out of office. Government would perform not only all its present functions, I but four-fold as many more. Its power would be proportionally multiplied, intensified ; and confirmed, and the governed would i ind themselves in actual slavery to an 4 authority which could lawfully sunerin tend and control their every moment and movement from the cradle to the grave. It is true that these overseers, these ser geants, might be elected by the people themselves, but they would still form a class with class instincts, and they would, taken together, wield an overwhelming power which would inevitably amount to des potlsm. Despotism is an arbitrary use of power, an abusa of power. It may, indeed, be as well exercised within a limited sphere as on the mightiest scale, but this abuse is far less probable, where the power is limited. There the government feels its weekness and the people know their strength. The popular spirit of independence isa sure guaranty against oppress;on. But multiply power in the hands of the rulers, and they inevitably grow arrogant, while, in thesame ratio, the people become submiss ive and spiritless. They grow accustomed to dependence and control. This disposition is the very hot house of despotism, and thus we may account for the fact that the most despotic governments are those whichohave the most universal power. And thus, too, Communism really means Despotism. In its mistaken zeal to relieve the laborer from poverty it would plunge him into slavery. ET. THlRSAs'8 CHURCU. -LEast Thursday morning, st the half past six o'olock Mass, St. Theresa's Church presented a most beautifol spectacle. The altars were chastely decor ated and brilliantly illuminated, and the nave of the edifioe was filled with the children who were about to make their First Com munion and the young ladies of the several societies, all beautifully dressed in white. Father Massardier concluded his oneronus labors of preparing the children for the receg tion of the Bread of Life, by delivering elo quent addresses both before and after they had received their FirsatCommunion. Thenumber of first oommunicants was 167, all of whom wereoonfirmed the sams evening by Hlis Grace, the Most Rev. Archbihbop. 8t. Patrick's pariah, 8f. Loouis, reduooed its debt during the last twelve months by $14,000. Its principal sources of revenue were: unduay Collectlons............................ 371 0 Picnio on h5th of August. . . .2... .331 0n evembar estival ......................... 1.Yt 50 -ew rent ... ....................1..i4 3,) Special colleeteon........................... as 75 1tqi,'em maes, sad Funerals ..............s.. on nnemtto .... ... .. 2,I) 10 Altar and Rosary Seletia ...... 60 '3 ve:nsing oellectsa- - ........................... 55 Dnattsone to PSanctary...... .............l.. 11 Sundry recelpts ........................... e 130 o -all rst ....... ................. .......... ,t541 aJ month of the Sacred Heart. A Protestant minister of Noew York wrote, a few years ago, these beautiful lines, whihob have the true ring of Catholio faith: "Jesee on high ie unaltered from that He was below. Jtill does He wear the form of the servant. There is a man in the highest hee oen. The same heart beats in His glorified body. The same truly bhuman sympathy times its throbe. The same eternal love Is its nn changing law." Cardinal Manning. in the "Glories of the Saeed Heart," write, in the same train : 'At the right hand of God therp site the In oarnate Son ; 0 clothed in our humanity for ever. Bet she heart of Jesus is a h ert of fesh-a symbol, indeed, beoause it beest symbol isme and manifeete the eternal loveof God; but it is more than this, it ib also a reality. And that human heart of Jesus wees, in the hypoe tatio union, united with the -eternal charity and sanctity of God-all the ardor of the eter at love is there, and all the fervor and all the nderness of our humanity are there." Here we have the meaning of this month devoted to the honor, glory, praise and wor ship of the Sacred Heart-that Heart which is "the eternal Love of God clothed in the sym pathies of our hbomanity," and whioh throbs for each living soul with an infinite and on obanging pity. Its desire-constant and on faltering-is to transform the whole world into Its own resemblance. '! Learn from Me to be meek and humble of heart," is the lesson taught for eightes hundred.years, and whihob has built up in individuals, in families, in peoples and in nations the grand Christianity whioh we see pervading the world to-day. The Catholic Churoh i tt agent established bythis-Sacred- Heartto-narry outn l divine plan of love and redemption. By Her means 'the outward life and the inward Heart of our I Divipe Redeemer have become the pattern and sw to men.'' She is the outpouling of the lacred Heart, and from Her lips we learn the wonderfol depths of His condescension, mercy, ompaseion and tenderness. She is constantly bearing .ttere glad tidings o distant lands. No sooner does civilitstioh pen a pathwe into aunknown plaeos, than I ,ae hastens to proolaim the meroies of the sacred Heart, and every conquest She has won as been by means of this ineffable mystery. But knowing how prone the human mind is .o forgetfulness and indifference, the Church 1 ike the thoughtful mother She is, sete a month spart as especially dedicated to the knowledge I snd service of the Sacored Heart. She has chosen he ardent month of Jane, with its wealth of lowers and its glorious sunshine, as best fitted 'or this devotion; baoanse it typifies the burn ng love and unbounded wealth of that Sacred eart which is ever yearning for the love of [t creatures and which is ever pouring out ipon them the fragrance of Its compassion and I orgiveuees. And then She sets in the midst >f the month, like a glorious jewel in a crown, he Feast Itself of the Sacred Heart-a day I when She bids all nature, animate and inani- I nate, glorify the King of the universe; a day when She brings the hearts omen close to the r seart of their loving God, that Its charity, 1 purity, mneknese, holiness and divine oompas- I sion may transform them into a resemblanoe of Itself. This then is the lesson of Jane-an Imita Cation of the virtues of the Sacred Heart. Sublime conception of the Church of God! lender and beautiful planning of the Sacred Beart above, to win the human hearts below ! ineffable goodness of the King of Heaven, to secure the loyalty and happinessof the kings af earth I If we strive to acquire the true meaning of this sublime lesson, so sa to put into practice all its details of sweetness, lowliness, humili ty, forgiveness of injuries, self-abnegation, perfect resignation, eto, how soon the world would become "the Kingdom of God," and the I Apocalyptic Vision of St. John be realized in all its glory and completeness. Let Cardinal M'anning's words be the last upon this subject, which appeals so lovingly to the heartsof men: "We know that friends who loveope another become like to one another; they catch the very tones of each other's voices; they ex change the very look of each other's counten- I acoe-features the most dissimilar acquire a strange likeness in expression. So it is with our souls, if we live' in the habit of prayer; I that is, in conversing and of speaking with our Divine Friend. When Stephen stood be. fore the Council, his face shone like the face of an angel. The light of the presence of his Master in Heaven fell upon it. And they who I live a life of prayer are being ever changed into the likeness of their Divine Lord. I do I not mean that theyare outwardly transformed; I do not mean that there come rays out of their hands or-their side, or that there is any a resplendent light upon their countenances, but I mean this, that there is a gentleness, a sweat ness, a kindness, a lowliness, an attraction about their life which makes everybody at a peace with them. Everybody draws near to them with a tranquil confidence and a rest of heart. We know that with some people, though they are good and just, yet when we I approach them we have a sense of fear; but where there is in any man a likeness to the Bsored Heart of Jesus, there is an attraction ' which goes out from him. 0 * The world oalls it fascination; but what the world calls I fasoination is simply this, that in the measure in whioh men have the likeness of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, they draw others to them-. slves."1 (CommunLosated) The May Festivals in St. Stephen's Hall, Na poleon avenue, for the benefit of St Stephen's Churoh, are oontlnued with increased interest and suncoese. The entertainments each night have pleased exceedingly-even beyond all expectation. To-night the Mitchel Rifles will open with a Grand Military Tableau and give representations of outpost duty by the Irish Bkirmishers in the Donegal Moontains-the irlsh soldier at the campbivouac-cooking nd serving rations--attack and repulse of the enemy-the prisoners--execution of a spy oonclnde with camp-song and obhorons. On the 18th and 19th of May, a Fair was held in Houma for the benefit of the Churobh of St. Franois de Sales, Rev. J. A. Poyet, Pastor, whioh is said to be fast tottering to ruin. Aooording to the Courier of that town, though the weather was very unpropitionus, preventing many persons from attending, the handsome amount of 81044 10 was netted. Five palm fans for 10 cent. at Adame, 594 Mauasine street, All Work sad oe Play. Out sommunity ooot jostly be obarg with stinginess. ~Auemente are liberally patronized in New Orleans, even in thee bard in times, yben all superfluity of means has been pretty Wuob dried up. And certainly that is rilht. The principle of all work and nopn Joyment is an extending of the primeval cure. much farther than the offended del ever in- Ml tended. The bow always bent lores itsepring. The bore himself may not be is any danger of losing bis spring, as long as the lager beer e saloon keeps anythilg on tap, but there is the th neglected wife at home. 8be has no such spring, and doee'at want it. She is exhausted ex with the beat of the confined air of the ovens 8i, whioh by compliance we call houses, and over burthened with the cares and anxieties of the household. The man who would refuse to no spend a dollar occasionally just to take her Out of that atmosphere and give a little variety to the monotonous current of her life is-well, ole never mind what. We will merely remark he that he is in a fair way of having his soul wI grow fast to hib dollars. But, says the guilty individual, as he reade this lecture, Where shall I take her ? The es1 amusement season has olosed and she doesn't 331 like the beer-gardene. Sir, what of museic dol What of a magnifoient hall, magnificently lighted, airy, breezy, gay with the youth and fa beauty of a Southern metropolis ? What of $e the olassioal and nicely artistic chefdeucres He of the best musical talent of the most mosioal city in Amerisca -No-pl.aueIt --Namsu eut, when- t'spteunp did, recherche entertainment gotten up in we boner of Mrs. Theresa Cannon Buckley, comes Jan 'f to-morrow evening in St. Patrick's Hall I sac Tnr H nBzeIA IaeittalsNO CoMrANf. - In l another oqlsmn will be found thi8 annual state- O1 meat of this iontltiticmn. Taut its management kit ba beeuh ihatked by that courtesy and liber- a tlity whiof are so essential to the success of 187 publio institutions, is proved by the fact ter that its earnings were 10 per cent greater than A the year before, while the handsome profits dl- err rided among the share-holders, amounting to ral 10 per cent on paid op capitaland5 per cent on of premiums (making a total, with the rebate, of plc 10 per cent on premiums) have won the- on grateful acknowledgments of the stockholders, who gave the old officers the most emphatio en dorsement possible by re-electing them for has another term. Besides the character of its di- he rectors as men of the highest standing in com- the meroial circles, $522.898 in assets guarantee the solidity of the Company. The Board of Directors of course re-elected I Mr. John Henderson to his old position as No President, thereby testifying their high appre- 20, Diation of the obharacteristio energy, tact and it. broad liberality displayed by him in the man- ool agement of the interests confided to his care, tin Mr. T. F. Bragg, whose experience and effmoi- er naey havebeen no lees valuable to the Company L than his promptitude and courtesy have been pleasiog to its patrons, was retained as Seore tary. The Vice Presidency, vacated by the me death of Mr. Irwin, was filled by the election we of our well-known fellow citizen, Mr. J. H. Hanna. del Of ldte years, and since the difficulties be ra. tween the ecolesiastical authorities and the T Ancient Order of Hibernians assuenmed propor- out tions of magnitude, the several conventions of die the Order have changed their constitution in W, manyv important respects. Among the rules adopted for the organization of Divisions are tab the following: des 2. These Catholic Associations, by their own rep nature, are subject to the ecclesiastical autho rity, and consequently their rules, constitn- in tions and alterations to be made, as from time to time any may be deemed proper, are to be T subjected to said approbation. day 5. In order, however, that all may be done vet with justice. Christian charity and edification, bhere will be in each County a Chaplain ap pointed by the Ordinary of the Diooese, to be she onsulted by the Divisions before determining twi anything relating to morality or religion. dal 6 The Chaplain in each county shall see that nothbig be done or countenanoed by the mal sclety weoh might be contrary to the laws aga Sta.CIthdrcb, the decrees of the Council of altimore, the synodical constitutions of the L Diocese, or the depositions of the Ordinary, to Mic whom he shall refer any difficulty or doubt whioh he may'be unable to solve. ing 7. Each and every Division of the A. O. H. bra setablished or to be established throughout mal the United States shall adopt the foregoing a rules as preliminaries to the constitution and and by-laws which they may adopt for their gov- The arnment as most suitable to their objects; foll provided that they may be in accordanoe with the r same and approved by the Ordinary. ir F Some days after having sent his letter of Sm submission to the Pope, Father Carol visited fool Cardinal Franohi, Secretary of State, and ask- nc ad permission to be received in audience by Mr. ise Holiness. The Cardinal made the appli- sig eation to the Holy Father, and received a in, reply that Father Corel must first be recon- the eled with Father Beokx, the General of the by i Booliety of Jesusne, and, after undergoing a re- e treat of ten days' duration, be might aga asin make his application. Father Carole received this answer with great resignation, and pro- A miled the Cardinal to act precisely as the Holy tir Fcather desired. o'ol ma. Mr. Webb, the carpet-bagger from England, der who desires to sunoceed Mr. O'Donnell as repre- whi sentative for Dungarvan, and to whom the ft Very RBev. Dr. Cleary wrote the soorohing letter nioc rhiob appeared in our lst fesse, has published Tue a reply in the Dublin Freeman'. Jos-ai. Mr. Ore Webb impeaches the seeouracy of Dr. Cleary's con statemente, denies that he had any corrupt na motive in offering his charitable donation, and tells the Very Rev. Canon that he will ask him to verify hie charges and insinuations In w' a court of justice. Thi on The beautiful and touching devotion of the hon Way of the Cross is believed tohave originated whI with the Blessed Virgin, who wa seooeustomed but to visit every day the places which were sano- and tided by the inlcidents of the Paesion; and it pra Is thooght that her practioe suggested Chris. Uni tian processions. Art The more honesty a man has the less be r affects the air of a saint. The rffeetation of the sanctity is a blotch on the face of piety. nr LOOAL 7O02!:tB, X 4 The oelebrated G.Jbal Early has arri Sin town. Friday, he Supreme Court adjourned to the Arst Monday in November.. The Louisiana Field Artillery give a grand Military Festival at the ~ji Orounds today. Rev. T. J Smthb,O.M., Pasto t. Joseph's, returned home last Wednesday evening from the North. 4. , Last Sunday Le-Pica- se pubeesd a very excellent article on the Asylum of the Linle Sisters of the Poor. St. Joseph's and St. Alphouses' Total AIbU% nonse Societies meet this evening, as will be ' meen by notices elsewhere. At the Church of St. Francis de Sales, the closing exertWs of the month of May were held last SBuray evening. The ceremonies were very impoelng. Thursday last State bonds were worth 73) cents on the dollar and Premium (City) bonds 331 cents. A dollar in gold wase worth one dollar and one and } cents. We ha4 the pleasure of a call last week from our staunch friend J. Torras, Esq, of Red River Landing, Pointe Coupee Parish. He reports crop prospects as being excellent, A large number of editors ofMissouri news. P-pe s-peuts-everasi dyar- In the city last week. Many were accompanied by their wives and other members of their famillee, the whole excursion party numbering 150. Last thursday a verdict was rendered in the case of Thomas Pickett, charged witl having killed Michael Knockly at the corner of Ely sian Fields and Decatur streets, January lth, 1670. Pickett was found guilty of manslaughý ter. At its meeting Thuzelay evening, the South ern Yacht Club admitted 46 new members, raising the total membes ' ip to 230. A series of rac:s web decided upon, the srt to take place on Monday, June 24th, and the second. on Tuteday, 25th. To-day, it 7:30 p. m., Very Rev. B. A. Neit hart, will preach in St. Theresa's Church, and a collection will be taken up for the benefit of the poor of the parish visited by the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The services will close with Benediction. Last Saturday the job of cleaning reservoir No. 1, of the Water Works, was completed. 20,000 cubic yards of earth were taken out of it. Work on the other reservoir was at once commenced and is probably finished by this time, though the deposit of alluvion was great er than in the first reservoir. Last Sunday at 2 o'clock, one of the dummies on the Lake Shore road ran off the track. The engineer and a lady passenger were hurt. The managers of thg road state that several rails were unspiked and have offered a reward of $500 for such information as will lead to the detection of the party who committed the out rage. The eer sus taker s are bosily engaged through out the oity just now. The reports s, far in dicate a population of 20,000 in the Tenth Ward and 15,000 in the First Ward. It is to be hoped that thc peonpl will give the coman takers all the ses'starce possible, as it is most desirable and even necessary to have a corrbct report of the number, nationality, etc., of the inhabitants of the City and State. The meeting of the City Council last Tues day was a very tame affair, comparatively-no vetoes, no debates and only one division, and that as to whether the City should have the shell road out Canal street, and the levee be tween Canal and Poydres streets, sprinkled daily, at a monthly experes of $150. The matter was not decided, but will come up again next Toes lay. Last Friday evening, at the Church of St. Michael (Rev. Father Heelin, pastor), the clos ing of the Month of May Devotions was cole. brated with the usual display. There was a magnificent procession in which tr adults and children of the entire parish participated. The benediction of the Most Blessed Saorament followed a beautifuldiscourseon the "Blessed Virgin Mary" by the Rev. T. J. Abbott, C. M. Friday night, May 24;h, Recorder S. J. N. Smith was indicted by the Grand Jury who found a true bill against him for exhibiting uncalled for and unjustifiable malice against Mr. C. C. Haley, the latter having refused to sign a short-hand report of evidence in a case in which he was plaintiff and Recorder Smith the Judge. The ground of objection alleged by Mr. Haley wY non-ability to understand tge purport of the douonment to whrich he was asked to sign his name. At the Church of the Immsoulate Concesp tion (Jesuite') last Thorsday mornoing at 7 o'olock, 206 ohildren-66 boys apd 140 girls- made their First Communion. The piety and devotion of the children was remarked by all who were present on the ooosaion. The pupils of the College will make their First Comma nion next Sunday, Feast of Penteoost, and on Tuesday, June 11th, at 5 o'olock p. m. His Grace, the Most Reverend Archbishop, will confirm all the First Communicants and a number of converts. "Decoration Day for the Federal Soldiers" was observed at Chalmette Cemetery last Thursday, the 30th of May. Many who fought on the side of the Grey united in paying honors to the "gloried dead." Nut only they who met esoh other on fields of shot and shell, hbut our oivlio soldiery, whose sympathies were, and are, with the Bouthland and its heroes presented themselves at the place where the Union soldier was buried. The Washington Artillery and the Continental Guards offered floral tributes which were not excelled even by those who were "Ifdlo " of the dead lying in unmarked graves. ScaO oaoosions are calon-