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heretofore omitted: Sulphur Springs and
Leaks County, S5.
Father Feix's splendid addres on Socialism,
which we publish a one of oor inside pages,
is copied from the New York Catholic World
The Catholic Total Abstinence Union of
Armria propose to send to Total Abetneuoo e
sesleties in Ireland transfer cards, to be given
members when about to emigrate to this soon
try. By this means the emigrant will he wel
aseied oa his arrival on our shorn, be received
at ers among total abstainers, and be snoonr
aged and misted by them to the best of their
New OsmLans HoMassTrAD Assoctzrox.
We advise all the Stockholders of this assoola
tion to attend the iLoan offered next Monday
evening, at 7:30 o'slook, in the MoanIoG STAR
Hall, nsirarPojdras and Cinmp. A rare op
pertality is hereby presented for all who de
ede to borrow money, that they may improve
r parehase property. Not a single Stock
blder shoold be absent. The publio are in
vited to attend.
"It is too late." says the Columbon Celsm.
bs, " for a eongregation to show sympathy
hr the pastor when he is dying, or going to
be removed to some other mission. To aid him
In hise enterprises for good in the churob, altar'
chool and the poor is the way to manifest the
right feeling. He does not value the empty
worde' of ostentatlons respect; he wante the
sinere devotion of his people's hearte to the
Charity of Christ, whlob nrges him to give his
'life and all that is in it,' to the Sacred Heart
A church In Chicago was scandalised on a
recent Sunday by the efforts of a sewing
machine man to make the congregation an
adsvertisnlog medium. Jist before church time
be had a number of fans placed in the pews.
These fans were of the abhut-up hind, and it
was not until the people began to fer them
selves that the discovery was made that each
fan was embellished with a conspicuous adver
misement of the sewing machine man's boust
ams. The objectionable fans were promptly
and indignantly hustled from the sacred edi
"The 'Catholic Union' of New York," says the
reesmea's Journal, "bha presared a very hand
.smely illustrated Addrees, on a page of vel
hum, covered with glasse, and bound in white
silk on the script surface, and scarlet relvet
on the oauter folding leaves, as a testimony of
affection and homage to Pope Leo XIII. It is
signed by a sufiocent number of the laity, and
by the two Spiritual Directors of the Union.
The engrossing and "Illumlinating" I a very
excellent work, and was dons by a Mise Tevrlin,
a young Irish lady, at present domioiled In a
A Swiss National Pilgrimage in honor of
leslmed Peter Cantasins was celebrated in the
ealy part of Jane, at Frihburg, by a very large
member of people. Notwithstanding a heavy
and continuous downfall of rain, upwards of
35,000 persons took part in the solemnities of
theday' Theprocession consisted of no less
than 10,000 adult men, and was headed by all
the muniocipal authorities, the Bishop and
lergy. An eloquent and animated discourse
was delivered by the Rev. Herr Winterer,
deputy from Alamoe to the Reichstag, after
which a meeting took place at which acolama
tios were given in homage to Pope Leo XIII.,
and the people of Friborg solemnly renewed
their pledges of adherence to the Cathollo
Two aides to a Medal.
Many travelers depict the Catbolio city of
Paris as a veritable modern Sodom, where
virtes is unknown, except in the bosoms
of the puritanlo travelers themselves. But
happily there are a few risitors-less self
righteonus than the others-whose vision ex
tends beyond those surrounding mists of vice,
and discovers virtues so exemplary that their
very brightness seems to drazzle the beholder
and prevent his seeing darker phase. oSuch a
visitor was the noble General Bartlett, whose
memoir was lately noticed In the STAR, and
who wrote thus of what he saw in Paris:
''Everybody in the streets good natured and
politeness and kindly feeling for each
other among the lowret olasses, is very striking.
I could not help notiiong, for example, on New
Year's morning, there was ablind man oppo
site our windows in the Rue de la Pals, and
while the well-dressed and upper classes pasaed
him by witb unooncern-only one now and
then stopplg to drop somethlng into his bat
-aot c single poor person passed that way, with
ent bestowtng his or her mite from their own
canaty store--the woman with the big load on
her had, balanoing it with one hand, while
with the other she hoots in the ragged poket
hr 5 epper son; tbe porter, hurry aug by, sate
down his load and drops Into the hat s colo,
with a kladly word of greeting. It was very
toohbig, and I have seen more of the same
Now, this one incident seems to establish
the ienrseliry of charity among the lower
assees of Paris; and as them classes form the
immease majority of the population, it fol.
lows that the Parisiars, as a people, Instead of
boig degradedly vicioue, as too often repre.
sented by flippant sightaseers, are, on the con
trary, true exemplars of the greatest of all the
A big Yankes from Maine, on paylog his bill
in a London restaurant, wss told that the sum
Ia down didn't inolude the waiLter. 'Wal
r oasred "I didn't eat any waLter, did I
iBe looed as though he could though, and
5.mr was as further disemesloc,
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The Inglish Church and the Poor.
Under a heading somewhat similar to
this we And In a recent number of the
New York Bsa as artele containing some
pertinent questions addressed to the ap
proahebling Pan-Angileas Conference to be
held in England. It asks these gentlemen,
some of them enjoying princely revenues,
what they are going to do aibout the grow
nlog sentiment of alienation from them, of
distreust towards them and of sactual hatred
for them, on the part of the worknlag classes.
The great majority of bthis populatioD, says
the BSs, neither attend the services of the
national Churebh nor believe toin its teach
ings, yet they have to support its elergy
whether they want to or not. They, there
fore, look on that olergy as their enemy
and long for the day when it will be abol
Under such circumstances the bSa thinks
it would be wise for these great spiritual
potntates to leave aside temporarily the
interesting disncussion of rubrical questions,
and try their hands at the great social
problem of the day. These spiritual lu
mlonaries have been faithfully urging upon
the lower classes that it is their duty to be
contented in the station to which it has
pleaseed God to call them. Now, says the
Bea,- let-them serionsly-oonider whether
It is really "the will of God that Hodge,
the farm-laborer, and Jones, the weaver,
shbould be what they are and live as they
do." That is, is not the Churchb partly re
sponsible for their moral darkness and is
not society responsible for something of
their social debasement and discontent I
The Church shbould always teach men
resignation to the temporal evils of which
tbhis life can never be entirely free, but shbe
should be beyond the suspicion of her
self causing or contributinog to those evils.
If a man sees his friends seriously at work
to assist him In his troubles, he believesin
the sincerity of their philosophy when
they try to console him, but his confidence
in their doctrines may not be so implicit if,
far from relieving him, their exactions act
ually form one of the heaviest items in the
burden be has to bear. When gentlemen
of aristocratic lineage and associations are
living in all the magnificence and luxury
of the most feashionable and wealthy world
ltgs, and when the poor are kept at as re
spectful a distance from their dignified
presence as from that of some royal per
sonage, what difference does it make
merely to call them bishops I Authority
is always a burden to those subject to it,
and will certainly be hated noless associa
ted with sets of protection and beneficenuce
and love. A very grand gentleman called
"Bishop" may think himself wonderfolly
condescending, if he stops his very grand
carriage and four to tell Hodge, across the
hedge; My good man I hope you are
content with your lot end pay your
church rates panctually. But Hodge, with
all his servile show of reverence will thinkjto
himself that the former would be better
without the latter of the "we things to.,.
If the Church would hold on to the con
fidence and affection of the poor, it must
go to them where it finds them and not
wait for them to come; it must go to their
hovels and sit at their hearths; it most
take them by the hand and counsel with
them over their miseries and woes. But
how can this be effectually done by a
Church which has no religious Orders, no
Franciscans, no Benedictines, no Sisters of
Charity, of Mercy, no Little Sisters of the
Poor The true Church, having her mis
sion from on high, knows how to divide her
work and select her instruments. She can
send her chief Pontiff to arrest the conquer
ing progress of a barbaric king, or her name
less daughter In the humble garb of relig
ion to pick up the little waif of humanity
that has been abandoned by its mother and
left to perish.
And if the mighty of the earth oppress
their weaker brethren, has the Church no
one to stand forth like the prophet of old
and say even to royalty on its throne: Thou
art the man t Is the Church to sit serene
ly by and witness the enforced debasement
of her children t She is indeed an unnatu
ral mother, if, clothed in silks and velvets,
she joins gayly in the festivities of the
great, without one word of reproach, o-o
plea for compassion, while they are
fastening chain after cha n on the
limbs of her groaning children. Such a
Church is an unfaithful ahepherdess, and
no wonder that they who should be her
flock know her not, but fly in terror from
The Church, so called, of England is
essentially an aristocratic establishment.
It addresses itself to the refloed and
wealthy and to them only, and is therefore
not the Church of God, for God is no dis
tinguisher of persons. IIts Charch Ia and
must be Cathollo-Univerasl-not only for
alt countries, but for all classes in every
country. It judges not of the value of the
soul by the fneness of the garment.
Father Felix on Soolalism.
There can be no doubt that Sooialism is
growing to be the gravest question of the
age, and every intelligent person ought to
have a good general idea of its real char
acter. We have no thought that they can
get this so esaily, thoroughly and entertaln
ingly anywhere else as in the translation
from a work of Father Fell whieb will be
feuad to-day oe oar third page. Father
PFelix, as is well known, is a Jesenlt priest
and is generally consildered one of the
greatest orators that the Freneb pulpit has
produead. No one after earefully reading
the artile referred to can misaunderstand
the Iassue, and that I. very important.
Everybody should know under what ban
ner he enlists.
Father PFelix in his fascinating style sets
forth the hblstory of this movement. He
sbows that Bocialism at first proclaimed
Itself to be reform; after getting some
growth and strength it set up for total
transformatIon; then it threw of the mask
and the Devil's borne were plainly shown
blasoned over with the word "Destrueetion."
That is, as God is a creator, and his truth
is a conservator, so the Devil ls a destroy
er and his false doctrine is destruction.
The truth of God Ia called Christilanity;
the error of 8atan, called by a thousand
names according to the changing folly of
the age, is just now styled Communism.
At first Socialism spoke and sang and
dreamed of "harmony,"-a grand, all-per
vading harmony. It was not atisfleed to
wail for the perfect harmony of Heaven,
but mast needs rival it here on earth.
There was to be no more -clashing of ha
man interests, affections or prejadices, no
more war among nations or estrangement
among races. Bat, alas for poetical uto
pias I these theorisers have now concluded
that it willl be necessary to reach this
peaceful Arcadia through a sea of blood.
They are so enamored of brotherly love
and general harmony that they are going
to Insure it by tearing down, burning and
slaying every thing and everybody that is
in the slightest degree Inbharmonious with
their ideas. There is to be no more prl
vate property, and whosoever shall pretend
to claim what has been his, let him die;
there shall be no more family in the old
exclusive sense, and every man who may
deny to his wife the perfect right to change
husabands at discretion, let his blood
expiate his stupidity; there shall be no
more religion, and should any fanatic,
bigot or clericalist harbor the pernicionus
dream of immortality after this life or of
a delosive commanicatIon between man
and a so-called God, let him perish as a
Would one believe that these madmen
were the poets of former days who so gen
tly piped of peace and plenty and universal
'"harmony t" But such is error; go once
astray, into never so flowery a path, and
you know not to what an abyss of horror
it may lead.
But is there any common sense at all in
Communism I Of course there is, for it is
not all diabolism. There is human as well
as satanic agency in its compounding, and
wherever the human micd acts energet
icaly and continuously there most be
something Ingelonious, something profound,
something wise evolved from its labors;
Communism is too greaft a faetoi h0 pii
error. Bid men lead it, but they could
not lead it far, did not the human beart
reach out along the direction in which it
points with certain aspirations not all
evil. Human society, as it has been from
the beginning of the world, is too naturally
built upon human character to be capable
of destruction while man's nature remains
the same; it is too logical a deduction
from the law which nature has imprinted
on the beart to be ever transformed into
something organically different from what
it has always been; but there is room for
reform, in other words, of progress, and
what there Is of good in the aspirations
of Communism, is for progress.
Progress I Is there no room for it Is
there not something ýrong in that civill
sation where one man a children are crying
for bread while another's are scattering
wealth in all the profusion of luxury and
On the other hand we must ask : Are
men not to be responsible for their deedst
If a man will not work, shall he eat t If
he wastes his earnings in the ale house,
must he not see his children pale with
hunger t It lie has filthy, vicious habits,
must be not suffoer from disease Whom
can he blame in all these cases but himself?
How will you ever force men to do right,
unless you permit them to suffer for their
The sense of future responsibility is the
key-stone to the moral superstracture of
man ; the sense of temporal responsibility
is the key-stone to I he physical and intel
lectual development of man. Let some
body be bound always to take care of him
and he will always be a baby; throw him
upon his own responsibilitlee and manhood
is developed. He sees the absolute ne
cessity of labor, and he labors; he sees the
abaolute necessity of thought, and he
thinks. Mon, generally speaking, are not
going to labor unleas forced to it by ne
cesmity, and yet labor is the Brst law of
fallen man; it is essentially necessary to
the honest development of his faculties of
every kind-to his manhood.
Therefore, in providing relief for snffer
ing humanity, the philanthropist must be
careful not to establish a premium for
Indolence or recklemenees. The "progress"
of humanitarlailam muat be guarded so as
not to produce a race of grown-up babies.
We want a progress whieh wili not permit
the laws to work with discrimination in
feavor of the riskh end aegaise the poor, in
favor of cepital ond agaelost labor, We
want a progress whleh will insure to every
mean full liberty of exertion, but whiob
will not dispense any man from the nees
lity of exertion.
When Dickens sketchbed the oebaseter of
Oliver Twist, he drew a picture of the whole
hbman family, for the pitiful cry aseoibed to
the half-starved boy, ie repeated by every
human being in some form or other, and will
coateiue to be until the end of time.
There le not one of this earth's inhabitants
who does not ask for more. The clamor goes
up night and day, and this wide-spread def
ciency of mankind is, to the thoughtful mind,
a meost convioncing proof that earth cannot
salisfy, and time cannot fulfil, all the oravings
of oan immortal soal.
If we look around, we And one person asking
for more health; another, for more friends;
another, for more money; another, for more
honor, and so on, until it seems strange that
the human heart can hold so many wants and
the human hunger be so hard to eatisfy.
But it is not man alone who calls for mere;
the inanimate oretion also has its wants.
The flowerse ask for more refreshment, the soil
asks for more nutrition, the mighty rivers
wbhoh sman'sskill isblindloLwithin narrower
limits call alond for more liberty, and the
world at large is appeallg ever for more
light, for more justice on the part of those who
Even a newspaper, too, has ite wants, and
ories oot pitifully for more-for more enoour
agement, for more aesietanoe, for more appre
clation. Appreciation-this one word covers
all the ground of its complaibt.
The Momxxo BSTAR, even were it not a pains
taking, refined and scholarly sheet, has a right
to cry for more
Oar Holy Father, Pins IX., gave a hobarge to
the Catholio press, a special mission to all
Catholic papers; and there is sot one that tries
to be more faith ful to itrs trust than the MORNI
Ia STAR. From the first day of its establish
ment until tshe present, it has ever presented
Cathollo trnths in their most attractive form,
it has carried on dissuasions with its opponents
without degrading its pages by abuse, or low
ering its dignity by falsehood and loIonstice.
There has never been in its columns one
word offensive to modesty or repulsive to good
taste. Its leading editorials are marked by
good sense; olear intelligence, scholarly lan
goage, refined thought and far-sighted know
ledge; they are copied by the press of other
cities, they re-appear in the papers of far-away
lands, they are read even by the people of New
Zealand, and yet-there are Catholioc to-day
in this city who will say: "We never read
anything in the MORNING STAR, except, per
haps, the story I"
A paper cannot live without appreciation.
It is the sunshine of its existence, the breath
of its body, the life of its soul. And why
should not the MomrNoG STAR be appreciated ?
Are we Catholics, and yet fall to see that it
is our duty to support this exponent of truth,
tbhis standard of morality, this model of Chris
ttan courtesy and scholarship
Are we intelligent men, and fail to see that
by a want of appreciation we are robbing our
selves. ant ,hHdrAn. our onmmunity, of the
one Catholic messenger that can go into every
home and speak a message to every heart; the
one Catholio champion that can defend the
principles of faith and denounce those of
Are we Christians, and fail to understand
that we are darkening in our day the one
bright STAR whose light will not only illumine
our pathway, but may lead many a wandering
footstep into the straight and narrow road
that leads to life eternal I
More appreciation I Even if the talent em
ployed upon its pages were not of the highest
order, a due amount of appreciation would
soon command the beet, or enable what there
is to become more bright and glittering.
Who does not know what effect an encoour
aging word, a sympathising smile, has upon
modest worth and unassoming genius I Like
the dew of heaven upon the plants of earth,
it develops growth, unfolds new beasties and
brings forth rihob fruit.
If every Catholic family in this city-about
60,000 in number-made it a point to subsorlbe
to the only Catholio paper published in the far
Sooth, how it would thrive, and bud and
blossom I But instead of this, a few families
take it condescendingly, a few persons boy it
for its always excellent stories; but the great
body of Catholic readers throw away their
time and money upon papers that are either
worthless or positively injurious to Catholio
faith and morsls.
Our grand Pope Leo III[. has said: " Now
that the land is deluged with wicked papers,
can we ever suffioiently enuourage the religious
and sound press ?"
Can we ever suffioiently encourage a paper
that, aiming at perfection, falls short only be
cause of the fault of others-a paper of whioh
the South should be proud, of which Catholics
sbould be appreciative, and of which all Chris
tians should be friends and supporters, for it
atone teaches patriotism without party, reli
gion without bitterneEs, and morality without
Morel The poor are the beet friends of Ca
tholio papers; and it is toaching to see the
toiling husband or the lonely widow boying
every week that whiob faith and a virtoous
instinct tell them Is food for mind and soul
is refreshment for the heart and brain. The
rich are thoughtless-they are perhape oncon
solons how much good they can do by word
and example. A word of encouragement, en
aot of assistanes on their part, and our Mone
mse 8rax would shine out with uech unwonted
lostre that it would attract the eyes of all
Morel It is, above all, the clergy who can
best give the appreclation and encouragement
needed by a mound Catholic journal, Follow
tag is the feeteteps of the greet Pntifl Priest,
a nd repesting his very words, they ea point
s out the merits of the paper, eassel their pro
ple to sustain It, and strengthen, by their
powerful co-eperation, its orusade against vies
and lnAdelity, its mission of faith, good will
and enlightened knowledge.
Ahb, Cathells, be generous In your support
of your paper. Speak of 1it neooragligly,
aid It aubatatially, and youh will And that it
will inerease rapidly in all that makes a paper
worthy of patroanse and stees.
Give it a little moreappreelation by reading
all It contales, and askling others to read It,
and you will and that "to know It, is to love
it; to name it is to praise."
Youa will discover that It contains readable
matter besiades Its stories, and as Its noble
thoughts and aspirations unfold thews-Ives to
view, you wili realise that it Li, and always
has been, deserving of all that it asked for,
while so persistently oallng for More ! More I
Ikse Gulf itises, oondoted by T. C. Do Leon,
We admire the promptnesa with whiob this
new literary candidate for popular favor
make a its monthly appearance.
Although there may be & few persons Indif
erent as to time, an immenses majority look
upon punctuality as a prime virtue in a peri
odical, and the want of it unpardonable. Every
body knows, for Instance, how the poor daily
ieisboy isberatid Incsaw astoirm, aiburri
coan, or a broken press delays him a bare half
hour; while we, personally, can testify to the
mutterings load and deep that reach us when
ever an extra heavy mail keeps back our week
ly for an hoar or two; and monthly readers
are quite as petulant at having to wait a sin
gle day beyond the sconastomed period for the
appearance of their favorite magasine.
Now, the Gulf CUiea having achleved puno
tuality, has already won half the battle of
existence, and, with its experienced conductor
and its splendid array of contributors, it will
go hard indeed it if fall to secure popular ap
probation. Still, we must whisper to the pub
lishers, it will not deserve that approbation, if
it continues to admit to its columns prorient
French romances !instead of the healthy mat
ter it can so easily command.
Lifeand Works of Frederic Osanam, by Kathleen
O'Meara. First American edition. New
York : The Catholio Pobliaostion Society.
The Young Girls Month of July,. by the author
of Golden Sands. Same publisters.
We have time now only to acknowledge and
thank the publishers for early copies of these
two invaluable books, the first of wbhich will
by welcomed by every member of the great St.
Vincent de Paul BooIety throughout the world;
while the latter will prove of infinite advant.
age to every school girl during her osummer
vacation. We will give a lengthier notice
Memoir of Gen TW. F. Bartlett, U. 8. A. By. F.
W. Pafrey. Boston : Houghton, Osgood &
Co. New Orleans: Eyrloh.
This work has already been noticed at great
length in our columns, hence we do not deem
it necessary now to say more than that copies
of it may be bought at Eyriob's, 130 Canal
street, at $150 eahob.
We trust that the orators whose pleasing
duty it is to deliver the addresses to the
gradnft thi ga-r Will in soe form o
other remind the young men and women
now going out into the world of the vast
and real responsibilities that rest upon
them. They of all people are the hope of
the Church in this country. They are, or
ought to be, the best representatives is the
eyes of the world of Catholic teaching and
its influence on human life and conduct.
They represent the erects of Catholic
training, culture, thought and feeling.
These, if they have been properly usneed
are immeDnse advantages. For if they
mean anything they mean, over and above
mere literary acquirements, a substratom
of solid sense that the Catholic faith
always infusee, chastity of thought and
behavior, modesty in self assertion, charity
to others and a spirit of self-sacrifice. If
these young men and women enter upon
the world much as other young men and
women, who have had no Catholic training
at all, what sla the natural comment The
world has very keen eyes and guages
results of this kind very shrewdly. If
training produces no difference between
the two classes of students, where is our
boast 9 If Catholic young men freshb from
College are just as eager as any to enter
into every ',pleasure," as it is called, of
life, wherein lies the difference between
them and otherst If they show no good
example among such Protestant compan
ions as may come in their way, who is to
show it :If they cannot defend their faith
when attacked, who is to defend it I If
our Catholic girls are jnst as load in tone
as frivolous in conduct, as eager for empty
admiration, as inclined to be fast, as any
of their non-Catholic sisters, what was the I
use of their careful training, what Is the <
use of their calling themselves Catholice
Our Catholic youths and maidens enter
the world as veritable missionaries-those
best of missionaries who do their work
silently and unconscionely, though the I
world has its eye on them all the time and
is quietly eomparing notes. Catholicity is
the trnest manhood, as it is the noblest and
purest womanhood. It is the very anti
dote to the miserable spirit of the times
that knows no reverence, recognizes no I
God, secretly worships money, and begin
ning and ending with I, is forever pushing
itselfforward, asserting itself, seaklug to
draw attention to itself, always fassy,
never at ease, Inherently and essentially
vulgar and immodeat. Honest worth is 1
sure to approve itself. Sober, self-con-i
tained manhood wins the admiration even
of those who are the very contrary in their
own nature. Modeet womanhood at once
attracts ths eyes and compels the admira
tion and reverence of all hopeat men. It
is a race possessed of these qualities that l
is so sorely needed In the world to-day.
There is no such race unless formed and I
fashioned by the chasteonig and sanctify
ing hand of the Catholic Chaseb, and it is
the high mission of our graduates to prove I
this by their lives.
A teetotaler sys the drop ourtain of a thea
tre is soalled because the gentleman go out 1
for a drop whles it is down,
TU LTU >ae uýo UOI, urn.
Ir r*. 5am's 0mo3001 :uIzUo.
iase ar Jeane 91, 1878.
Theb th "ad l exhibitioe eO the sebelars
of the maters of Waey took plae is the ball
t of their sew school building Tharudy svsa.
' lug. The 1all was Ale so evesfirdowlag wi
I the parents and Mands of be papila,and ty
Swere amply rewarded for their attadas by
the performance of a programme s aleas
g variety of exerueises whieh evldeued he ae.
Ih fl training of the teachers and she skhi n
* proaienleay of the scholars. The sege v
elegantly decorated with evergresse and
* taes, two ine pianos wera ready to rees
* to the touch of skillful fagers, and a da
0 curtain did duty at the end of pieces sas
e soenes. The lengthy programme we gobe
', through with without delay or oonheslona, sad
I hardly had the andiense time to commeand oe
piece when its soocessor commanded their clos
attention, and she arrangement of the pliees
a, dded to their attraotivenss. Music, veeal
and instrumental, dialogues, bchoruases, plees
a where all the girls took part, and others wheme
r the boys olaimed the stage, setimental and -j
comic, were interspersed and oommingled, and
Srendered in such excellent style that the audi.
t oce were kept delighted in their esats, and
*took no note of the four hours time consumed
r in carrying out the interesting programme.
K Many of the pieces are worthy of special men.
- lion, notablt the B C ohoras, but our space
f will not permit. The songs, ohoruases and in.-'
s stramentail mausic were features of the enter.
tainment, and the elegant dresses of the girls
and neat attire of the boys, added pleasing
a tableaux to the sweet sounds. The nxcellent
discipline and thorough instruction of the
a Sisters were manifest in the deportment of the
pupil and the excellent rendition of their
I The entertainment was conoluded by a little
drama, whose beauntiful lines and excellent
i moral were portrayed in the most creditable
manner by the pupils who composed the cast,
which, with the bands of fairies and appropri.
f ate stage scenes, made the drama the crowning
Spieae of the exhibition. At its olose Father
Pioherit delivered a short address of oongratu
lation to the Sisters and their pupils, com.
z mending.both for the satlisfaction which had
r been afforded to him and the audience by the
entertainment, and alluding to the excellense
rof Cathollo schools, the devotion of the good
Sisters and the importance of religions train.
lug combined with secular instruction.
The "good night" song was listened to by
appreciative ears, but the people were almost
loath to say " good night" to the young folks
who had afforded them so mouch enjoyment.
The Late Dr. John Pearce O'leary, of Sharon, Eim
On June l1st,died In Sharon, Misse,Dr. John
Pearce O'Leary, aged nearly seventy-sx years.
His noble character and exemplary litfedeseurve
to be known outside of the cirole of hisefamily,
relativee and friends.
Born in Ireland, he emigrated to Georgia
over fifty-two years ago, where he lived antil
1844, when he came to Mississippi. On the
basis of a good education, at home, he built
up, in America, with rarely paralleled diligence,
his muooh admired, profound and -extensive
knowledge of medicine.
His fidelity to his profession was unsorpass.
ad With an extensive Practise, h: contiaed
his medical studies to the end of his life.
Neither the fury of an epidemic, nor the in
olemency of the weather, nor distance, nor the
darkness of night, could prevent Dr. OLeary
from Immediately attending to aon urgent call.
His charity, especially in his medical profes
sion, was proverbial. Though seeing too much
of his former labors compensated only with
abuse of his charity, with dishonesty and in
gratitude, he would help again in time of need.
He was the friend and dootor of the poor and
of the moet forsaken. The last set of his life
was one of charity.
Dr. O'Leary was raised a Protestant. But
finding, from practical observations and from
consocientionus study, the genuineneses and truth
of the teachings and practices of the Cathollo
Churoh, a soul like that of Dr. O'Leary was
too sincere not to listen to and follow the die
tates of his God and of his consoines. He
became a Catholic under the hesrtfelt emo
tions and unaffeoted man of grati
tode to God's olemency sod that had
brought him to grace and troth.
It was ever edifying to witness hias devotion,
when kneseling before the Blessed Soarament
or when approachinobg the Sacraments, or when
assisting at Holy Mass, or when reciting the
family prayers. He was observed to spend
hours in private prayer and devotionarreading.
As father of a family be was a model. By
precept and example of charity, of sobriety,
of modesty, of piety, he has given to his ohil
dren and to others lessons that are not expect.
ed ever to be forgotten.
Living as innocently as a child, and nuder
continual preparation for death, his sudden
departure could not be a real misfortune to
him. God sometimes permuitenobh with regard
to pious solis, to remind the forgetful and the
careless of the uncertainty of death, and of
the necessity of being always prepared for it.
To the prayers of bhe relatives and friends
and Catholice in general, especially to the
'*memento" of the priests, several of whom
aonowledge themaelves to be, with regard to
this, under a special duty of gratitude, is
warmly recommended the soul of the ohrita
ble, pious, amiable Dr. John Pearoe O'Leary.
B. I. P. n.o.
ViRokeburg. Nlts., June 261k, 1678
Dr. Achille Sanobi of Mantna has published
a pamphlet being a report on the origin and
ravages of a disease oalled pellagra which at
present adlicte the laboring population of the
Northern parts of Italy. This disease is very
loatheome and dangerous. Dr. Bacohi attributes
it altogether to the misery and want which
prevail amoog tbe Iilan poor.
The prudent and eoonomical housewife will
mnks eea pteem gt d reet ieef erherk ss