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Cirealar Letter to Parish Priests The following letter from the Arobbishopric hsa been sent to the Parish Priests of the city: Naw OaLIr sa, August 16th, 1f78, Feast of St. Rochb. Bee. £ir:-In view of the epidemic which has lately aftioted portions of our city and which threatens to become general, it is impor taet to remind the faithful that the best pro. earvative against Yellow Fever and the most eaeiolous remedy for it are a good conscience, whleh expels all fear, and prayer in common which reaches t heaven. Persuade your par _bionere to become reconciled t3 God, and Inform them that a Novena of Prayers t, the hanred Heart of Jesus is prescribed in all the lharches of the e;ty for the purpose of obtain lega cessation of the scourge. You will com --nae this Novena next Sunday or such other dy as you may judge more suitable; and you are authorized to give every evening the Ben eliction of the Blessed Sacrament, which will bepreceded by the ordinary hymns and the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the versicle Parce Domine,. thrice repeated. In the absence of His Grace, the Archbishop, Your devoted confrere, J. M. MIu.rr. Vicar-GOneral. Diocese of Natche. The Priests are directed to recite in Maee, until further notice, the usual prayers from the Mass, For Averting Mortal Sickness: Pro 7ltede i ortalitate. Signed, * WIu.IaI HLnnRY, Bishop of Natchez Iokst of St. Roch. Aug. 16, 1E7&. A letter received from the Very Rev. G. Ray mesa, Vicar General, announces that he will be hboe at an early day. Four negroes were hanged on the l4th inst., atDonaadsonville for the murder of Mr. Nar elees Arrieux, a man 63 years old, on the night of the 25th December, 18t6. By a vote of four to three the Council has decided to renew the lease of Davidseon' Court far see "the First Recorder's Court and police btatlon, for a term of five years, at a monthly natal of $300. San Stepbano and Berlin in their Bearing on Cstholic Interests," two articles transferred irem the London Tablet to the third page of to. day's MoanIro STAR, will be found specially tnstrcotive and interesting. On the sixth page of our present issue we publish, in fall, the speech delivered in Faneuil all, Boston, by Dennis Kearney, the leader of the Workingmen's party in California. We sepy from the Boeston ilot, a paper which can met be suspected of being prejudiced against Kearney, or of publishing a false or garbled report of his address. They have the privilege, in Spain and Por tegal, of celebrating three Masses de rvusiem, he same as on Christmas, on All Suls Day. Seveuty-three Bishops in Italy and England have petitioned the Holy See for an extension of this privilege to the Universal Church. In reply the Holy Father applauds their sympa thy for the holy souls in Purgatory, but reserves aslon in the matter to snob time as the Bis bhep generally shall hale manifested their eaeaurrence in the desire. "Atlast"saysthe Dublin Nation "the truth is leaking out concerning the mortality cansed by the latest Indian famine. Notwithetand leg the promise of "the Government of India" "that no man, woman, or child shall die of starvation," no leess than five or six millions of uaman beings-a number about equal to that of the population of Ireland - have suffered that dreadfnl fate. We learn this fact from a statement made in the Houseof Lorfeon Men dy night by Lord Napier and Ettrick, who, amongst other things, stated that be had heard that in one distriot of Mysore one-third of the populeation had disappeared, and that the highways and byways were full of human bees t And yet, a night or two before Lord Ilaper produced his terrible atatistice, Lord Salsbery could bring himself to draw a lea hmtable picture of the sufferinge of the inha itanto of Asia Minor, and contrut their con dlie with that of the people of British India." The OCatholio parent who will allow bhe ebildren to grow up without the advantage of cothollo realing, and give them free aoces to the indecent sheets of the day, will not have to answer for aortal murder, but for that wrhlh is ionfnitely greater, the destruction of e immortal soul. The ravages of the daily rso and of the sensational weeklies, are bl. to think of. Crimes are multiplyinl, lads are becoming oorrpt, souls are daily gag to peitdlition on account of the daily gsy rcital of crime, that the public con s tly oraves. Catholios oould aid in oonater. omting thrse results by helping in the support o their press. A little less than air cents an rweek purchase a CaOetholio paper for the fam ily. Who that lives cannot afford it I-Colas Far ooreete heretofore sold at from ji to $1, Ai a Bre. are sew charging osty 1. The Soolaltst Disease. Dr. Bismarek bas got his hands fall of work with the greet Socialist malady which is now epidemio within his domains. There is no man living that ought to be better able than he to cure the disease, be cause he himself is its cause. The great doctor is after all nothing bat a great quack. He has been tampering with the moral and religions health of Germany until be has very seriously impaired its normal action and even its vital force. It is queer bow folly goes in streaks. Here is a man, a shrewd, smart man of the "world, who would not dream of adminis tering a dose of strong medicine without calling in a physician, who would give up any man as a hopeless fool that should at tempt to conduct his own lawsuit not be ing a lawyer himself, who would not deal with an apothecary unless satisfied with bis diploma, and yet when it comes to the greatest and most momentous of all affairs, that of religion, he rashes headlong into its control, mars its subtle and delicate influences with the rude hand of inexperi ence, and, if he meets with a knot in the skein which his own awkward presump tion has tangled, cuts it with the sword of the law. But society asks Mr. Bismarck: Where is your diploma Who has commissioned you to teach the moral law I What God has empowered you to represent him among men in the administration of his religion I Surely not the God of the Christions, and if not, how do you dare, presumptuous wretch, to invade the sanc tuary of his awful mysteries To your hands he has confided the sword of the temporal kingdom: what audacity in you to turn its edge against that higher king dom of the soul which is not organized to fight the battles of physical war ! But that tangled skein which Bismarck cuts so readily is a tissue of living nerves; it is the life system of the religious organ ization, and such men as Bismarck ruth lessly cut and hack and wound what it is not given to mortal man to destroy. They cannot destroy, but they can maim and cripple; they can weaken and disable; they can so diminish and disturb the tide of religious life that the whole moral sye tem of the nation becomes diseased and society is the victim of irrepressible moral contagions. We say, such men as Bismarck, for he is only the exponent of a race. Be fore the Falk laws there was intolerance and Protestantism itself is but the child of State interferance in religion. It had no life, no power of its own. But crowned heads saw its capacity for use as an in strument in their insolent desire to revolt against God. They were rebellions against the spiritual kingdom, just as Bisamarck is, they recogniz-d an opportunity in the heresy of Luther and they supported him with their armies. The sword of the State intruded itself into the affairs of the king dom of the anl. the Church was wounded as nigh unto death as its immortality could permit, the drunken, debauched monk became a hero and Protestantism was established. But the day of retribution always comes sooner of later, and now it is coming for these rebellions powers. The tree of their folly is bearing fruit. The other day a drunken madman took charge of a loco motive, opened the throttle valve and dashed along the rail at an amazing speed. Presently, however, he reached a curve, the engine leaped from the track and buried the usurper in its rains. These equally presumptuous statesmen have rash - ly turned loose the spirit of religious inde pendence; they have taught men that there is no organized kingdom of the soul, no spiritual authority to which they muast bow, no commissioned tribunal of the moral law ; they have emancipated citizens from all law but the civil law, and now they are testing the working of their the ory. The telegraph informs us that Bismarck has just prepared a law of 21 articles for the repression of Socialism. Repression Can you repress an old sore Heal it up at one place and it will break oat at another. The disease is in the blood and the sore is but its effect, its expression. What good would it do in sasslal-pox to cut out one of the pustules, or everyone of them ? The pustules are not the disease. And so with Socialism. It is a disease of the soul and cannot be cured by repression. Bismarckian laws may repress its mani. festation in a certain form, but they can not repress the disease itself, and it will necessarily break out in some more mslig nant shape. After some few emperors and princes and potentates shall have been assassinated by moral madmen, after perhapa untold scenes of carnage and rapine and social revolu tion, Mr. Bismarck or his successors will again sdmit, for the moment, that divine law is necessary to the support of human law, and that without the prospect of eter nity the penalties of time are utterly in sufficient to control the rebellions passions of men. The Buffalo Usios announces the death of Rev. Father Robert Emmet Vincent Rice, C. M., at Castlenook, Ireland, Monday, July 29. Father Rice rebuilt the Seminary of Our Lady of Angels at Saspension Bridge, of whloh he was the Presidsat sione 1863. Party Dbelptlne. The system of nominating for cflie has gotten to be a nuisance as well as a dis grace. The man who gets nominated by the Democratic party for cfice in New Orleans is considered elected, and conse quently the science of nominating has come to be something wonderfully exact. It is eonfined pretty much to a close corpo ration of self-constituted rulers. They fix up among themselves who is to be nomi nated and primary meetings are controlled accordingly. The right delegates are sure to be chosen, because the machinery is arranged for that purpose. The right man is made president of the Central Ward Club, whether fairly elected or not, and he sees that everything works smoothly. This system is as despotic and absolute as was the Republican Returning Beard. It grinds out just such nominations as are ordered and none other. The consequence of this is that nom inations become a subject of barter and sale. The man with the longest parse gets the good will of the wire pullers and they steer his bark straight into the office which he has bought. Although this role is not universal in its working and although its efficacy may be greatly exag gerated, the people seem to believe in its existance. In our opinion they are not well pleased with it. Men of independence hardly care about going solemnly through with a ceremony that has been allotted to them without their co-operation and voting for a ticket that they bear of for the first time at the polls. In fact if the Nationals should be wise enough to put unexceptionable men in the field in the coming election, they will probably have a good chance of getting them in. Some of the very beat friends of Democracy would be much pleased, just now, to see it well thrashed. Some of the atrongest Democrats would rejoice to see the usurpers, who have taken possession of their party as a piece of property, hurl ed down from their impudent elevation by a thoroughly good defeat at the polls. As a non-partizan paper, a paper which takes no sides in politics, we think, ourselves, that a right good rout of the Democratic party, horse, foot and dragoons, might be an ex cellent thing for the party itself. Its suc cess is getting stale and the staleness is getting so strong as to be offensive. Of course, our remarks refer only to State affairs and fcfices. When there is question of national politics, then the polit ical principles of the candidate become a matter of first importance. His vote or his action is to influence the national policy directly, while the election of State offi cers can have no such effect except in directly. The great burthens under which our people groaned during Radical times, have been as yet but slightly diminished principally three-let heavy taxes, 2nd licenses, 3.d monopolies. What has Dem ocratic rule done T Taxes are not percep ibly different, licenses still choke off small operators for the benefit of heavy ones, and the Louisiana Lottery is as bold and defi ant as ever. On the second of these points the National party of the State has put itself clearly on record. But it has appar ently been afraid to declare war. against the Lottery, or to commit itself on the question of the tax rate. It will therefore remain pretty much a question of the best men, and we should advise every party that makes nominations to put forth well-known, substantial citi zens who do not live exclusively on pol itics and whose honesty can be relied on to resist the seductive influences of liberal offers. We think the people are tired of seeing their offices put up to the highest bidder and of voting for men who would be vagrants if they were not in office. States' Rights. As time goes on, hidden problems evolve themselves for solution. The other day there was a conflict of authority in South Carolina between the State and Federal Courts, each claiming jurisdiction over the same question. Who was to settle the dis pute T Sioce then we see again in Dela ware a similar conflict. In South Carolina the State authorities yielded; in Delaware they did not. On the contrary they main tained their ground, and it is expected that the affair will be terminated in no other way than by its falling into oblivion. But these are only premonitory symp toms. The trouble has not fairly broken oat yet, though it is certain to come pro minently forward soon for attention and regulation. But how is it possible toregu late it I There are two independent pow ers, each claiming control of a certain question and with nobody to decide be tween them. Which shall yield ? Do you say, the State, without knowing whether its pretensions are right or wrong t Then there is no longer State independence of any kind. Whatever the Federal Conrts shall decree must be considered law, and the State Courts are virtually absorbed by them. They merely exist on sufferance, and people finding their impotence will desert them and carry all litigation into the the Federal Courts. It will be a mere question of time and forbearance of the part of the Federal jadiclary, as to the inal ex tinetion of State Courts of justice. The judiciary department being extinguished, how long will the legislative and execu tive departments survivet No. State Courts must be totally inde pendent of Federal Courts on the question of their own jurisdiction, or the principle is admitted which virtually entails the abrogation of State lines. But the Con stitution clearly does not intend the abro gation of State boundaries either directly or as the result of a gradual encroachment. And if not, what remedy does it provide in case of such an encroachment t If the National government should commence in a high-handed manner to sustain by force of arms its own Courts in their pretense of jurisdiction, what recourse does the Con stitution provide to the State I Repelling force by force Certainly not, for that would be civil war. What then t It is nothing and caq be nothing but the right of withdrawing peaceably from the Union, that reserved right which the framers of the Constitution were well aware they had never touched. In fact it would be better to settle the question at once and forever by a new Constitutional Convention. If the States desire the Union to be permanent under all circumstances let them say so definitely let them pronounce the Union to be perma nent and irrevocable. This will be tanta mount to a surrender of the Federal sys ten, for, as we have seen above, there is, and can be, no other remedy for a State against Federal encroachment than the right to withdraw from the Union. The contrary theory involves the final extinction of State autonomy and the ccr tain fusion of a "Union" into a unit. It will be an abandodment of the Federal idea. It will be a surrender of the Amer ican system, which is State sovereignty by right and union by free consent. We doubt exceedingly that any one State would consent to such an amendment. Each may be willing to deny the right of iceession to the others but no one would like to sacrifice for itself the only remedy against grievances that may some day bear ruinously on its own population. Letter from the Vicar General. New ORLEAx-s, August 14, 1S78. Editor Morning Star : Allow me to express my mind about the be quest made by the late Patrick Irwin to the Most Rev. Archbishop and the Catholic Orphan Asylums of this city. In your paper of last Sunday I read that the said bequest was practically revoked by Mr. Irwin a few days before his death when be received payment of the amount in Diocesan bonds. This construction is based upon an error of fact. Mr. Patrick Irwin having advanced money to assist in building St. John the Baptltt's Church or repairing the same, had a just claim against the Diocese, the owner of this church, and to secure the payment of that debt, as soon as it was practicable, Diocesan bonds were given t) him. BEt the g ving o these bonds was not a payment, for before the debt be considered paid, the bonds must be paid. No one will cose der his claim paid be cause his debtor has given him notes secured by endorsement or mortgage. Therefore the debt of the Diccese for the building and re pairing of St. John the Baptist's Church being still in existence, both the Catholic Orphan Asylums and the Archbishop are entitled to the bequest made by the deceased. Respectfully yours, MILLEr, V. G, Administrator of Finance. Death of Father Lamy. Last Sunday morning, at 10 o'clock, Father Lamy, C. M., aged thirty.fur years, died at the Hotel Dien, of yellow fever. He was in terred the same evening, at 6 o'clock, in St. Vinoent's Cemeterj, Sixth District. The de ceased was born in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1344 and entered the Laszrist Novitiate in Perry County, Missouri, at the age of fourteen years. His application and love of stidy were such that after a few years he was sent to the Mother House in Paris, where he was ordained about eleven years ago. Leaving France he returned to America and taught in several of the colleges under the direction of his Order. Father Lamy ca.ne to New Orleans last De cember, not for the purpose of spending a va cation term, as one of our cotemporaries has stated, but to assist the priests of St. Joseph's Church, where he was domiciliatnd at the time of his death. Two ExTREMES oF LI,.--The two extremes of life were very impressively portrayed last Sabbath in the Catholic Church, during the funeral exercises over the remains of the veo erable Mr. Bobs and the infant of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Abrens; one being aged seventy eight years and the other four or five days. The Rev. Father Bergrath illustrated very touchingly the scene by selections from the bible, and a dissertation on the goodness and mercy of God in dealing with his children Impartially and lovingly. The chuoroh was filled with people-many of them grayheaded friends of Mr. Bobs, who had been bis play mates in childhood's days, and together have grown old men, now called upon to say the last goodbye. The long and sad procession that followed the remains of old age and childhood to the cemetery, testified love, respect, veneration and sympathy on the part of almost an entire people, and was as sincere as it was unanimoua.-Pes.eolo Adrasce. Quarrels, like thunder storms, would end in sunshine if it were not for the deter mination to have the last word. If you are scolded or criticized, jeust bite your lips and keep still, and it will soon be over; bat if you retort you are in "for three years or the war." Many a man who pours himself in torrents of rain for five minutes and then breaks out in sunshine of good temper again will settle down into a three days' dismal driesle if he is weak enough to inslist on having the last word. EW . PFUBLICATIOHB. The First Beek is Irish Lyncb, Cole & Meseh Omoe of the Irish-American, 12 Warren street, New York, 1878 This is another of the successes of the Society for the Preservation of the Irlsh lan guage. ,These suseses see.m to follow one another rapidly enough to indicate great energy and good management. It is not long since w2 cbrooioled the aet thabt the Boclety succeeded in indue'ag the Irish Board of Edu cation to enoourage the teaching of Irish in the "National Schools"' It i. unnecessary to state that they have also been successful with the Cbristian Brothers. The oonsequence is that a grand old language, in which a suffering Catholic people have prayed during seven esn taries of resirtanoe ti robbery and perseoo tion. is esaved ! It can no longer be said of it that : It fadingM . it is fading like the leaves upon the trea It Idyisg, i is dying like tbhe western ocean brses It is ftLy dsappelnig, hlke the foot-prints on the Whre the Barrow. and the Erne, a d Llugh Swilly's waters roar." No, indeed, the tide is turned and the rising generation of Monster folk, like their friend of Connaught, will learn their native language at school, and supply teachers to spread the knowledge of it into Leinster. And, perhaps. in the next generation, when Poctoatantism -hall have collapsed, we may rejd of a Munster or Connaught bishop preaching an Irish ser mon to the bi-lingual Dubliners in their own grand old Patriok's Cathedral founded, if We mistake not, by St, Lawrenoe O'toole and filched from them at the Reformation. But we, at this side of the Atlantic, must support the movement. Who would not give 26 cents to help on the rettoration of the Irish language I Well, here is a chance. Buy this First Irish Book for 25 cents. In learning the leanguage of your ancestois from it, you will ind great amusement as well as recreation. An hour ago a friend of mine who weas look ing over a copy of it asked meaquestion about it. I was busy, and said to him in Irish: "Fans gofoil: (pron.fonn go foe ill ) Although not knowing Irish, he caught the sound, turn ed to the end of the little book, and sought out the meaning of the words in the vocabulary. When I finished my work I jokingly asked him if he had underetood me when I said ' fans go fo-il f' "Uodoubtedly," said he, without blushing, "it meats 'stay awhile' or 'wait awhile.'" I was astonished, but, on examining the book, found the vocabulary which I had not noticed before. The incident shows Low well adapted this publication is for attaining its object, viz: the instruction of beginners. It is surprisingly cheap. The Roman Catholic Church of To-Day alone is our Teacher in Matters of Beligion. A lecture by the Right Rev. P. J. Baltes, D D., Bishop of Alton, Illinois. B. Herder, 19 Sout Fit.h street, St. Louis, 1878. 93 pages, price 25 cents. When a Catholic Bishop delivers a lecture, or prints one, experience teahes us to expect that he has had something to say, that he has said it well, and that the question has been disposed of in the ablest manner; therefore, our readers will not be at all surprised to learn that the work whose name heads this article is one cf great power, teeming with historical facts and references and plain texts of Script ure, and that while the style Is snob as to con vince and satisfy the most learned, the Ian gago ae t ebeee hio e-f the most illiterate-simple, clear and incisive. The Right Rev. Bishop states his oltjet as follows, p. 6: 'I shall prove to you this eveniog that the Roman Catholic Church of to-day is the very same Church which existed in the days of the Apost!es and in the four or five first ages of our era; and, consequently, that the Roman Catholic Church ofto-day and no other ohurch, is the only teacher in matters of religion; that ahe alone is established and sent by God to ti-"oh us what we mutt believe and do to be saved. To prove this I will show yon : 1, that the Roman Catholic Church of to-day has the same founder whom the Church of theApostles and of the first ages bad; 2, that she has the very same ministry; 3, the same dootrine; 4. the very same distinotive marks which that chnrch had; and 5, that God bas never estab lished another church to take her place, which He most have done, if she had fallen irt3error or apostatized." In proving these points, our author is mind fol of the fact that they most be proved to the satisfaction of Protestants and also, in his own words, p 7: "We have also to do with infidels, who, whilst they believe in profane history, do not admit divine revelation at all. I must show these, from other sources, and by some other way of reasoning that, to say the least, Catho lics are consistent, inasmuch as when they admit certain antecedents, they also admit the conclusions which logically flow from them; something which we shall find wanting among Protestants altogether. Infidels, as a rule, deal more fairly with the ohuroh than Protestants are in the habit of doing; for, whilst they be lieve her to be a mere human institutioo, they will admit in her behalf the same evidences which they allow in behalf of all other human institutions ; something which our Protestant friends are not always prepared to do." He then proceeds to prove separately each of the different point, enumerated above so convincingly that his concluding osummary is absolutely overwhelming, and reminds us of the promise or prophecy in the tenth chapter of Wislom, viz : "Wisdom conducted the just man thro' the right ways * * and made him honorable in hil labors and scoomplished his works. She kept him safe from his enemies and gave hims a strong oonflict tkat he might orerconme." On the whole, the book Is, like the "Faith of our Fathers" of Archbishop Gibbons, a most excellent one to read and preserve for our own sakes, and also to present to acquaintanc - among our "separated brethern" or their inf del friends. It seems to ous that no better seed than these two books could be scattered. The following portion of the learned pro late's analysis of the Protestantism of our day its tendencies, etc., (p. 93.) deserves the wldest circulation. "Before the Protestantism of the sixteenth centory there was no such infidelity as we have now; before that time all believed in a God of some kind, a reward for the good, and punish ment for the wicked; consequently, either from love or fear of God, or from the hope or a happy future or the Sear ofan unhappy one, even Pagans shunned what they knew to be morally evil. The Infldel, not bellevinrl in (od s a Mure, wha he shall have sha o what litl of his moth..'. OhzuladIaty ma still be 1f. IL his asture wil be guled In his aetion by his sauaspa-sions aad OxIsuin hir. enmste alone. Hving nO fUMis to leek toelaifli eommalaMst rifal8 er ;a0 msaI ai, hblm best, It oal be it with mpunit. If ever he t en of power, as e r.ndly wll-ntowards the lest dja, might, with him will be right. Darwinim is the natural eslt of Infidelity; if the tholie Ohureb wre not In the way, barbarim without any God or future, worse tan any whih bhas hitherto ex ated would be the next Then afar referring to the suoeessive vie. tories of the churhb over Judaism, Paganism, Mahometanism, and the different hereele and sohisms, after they had seemed powerful enough to overoome her, he continues, p.94: "Appearanoes deceived, and God's proaises were realised : 'The gates of bell hall not pWs. vall against her' a Iedelity, with its sens. quenose, is the enemy which the church has now fa some time been oonfroutinl; this enemy she will probably have to wrasile and centend with till the advent of Anti- iiLt. 'There shall then be great tribulation, much as bath not been from the beginnin of the world until now, neither shall be, an&anlese these days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved : but for the sake of the elect these days shall be shortened. Matt. xxiv. 21-2-.'" It would be well for honest Protestants to refleet on these things. Toremember that, all over the world, their seats are allied with infi dels against the church founded by Christ, Christ cannot be on the side of the infidels with whom the Protestants are allied; and, cones quently, Protestants are to be numbered with the enemies of Christ, who his saidhthat even thelakewarm are against Him : "They whoars not with me are against me;" how therefore can such people be saved I The education of Protestants now-a-days is such as to make them join with the Infidels against the anoient and greatest Church-the Church whioh claim, no feunder but Christ, and which no one elso ever claimed the credit of founding ! After refsoting on these points it is impoesi ble to see bow an honest and intelligent Pro. tettant can fail to perceive that he is enrolled under the banner of Anti-Christ and that the sooner he leaves it the better for his immortal soul. "The Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he Is not aware of. And shball out him asander and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matt. xziv, 50-51.g a Diocees of Mobile. RBt. Rev. Bishop Qainlan recently returned to his episcopal oity, after a two months vis itation of his dioecse. During his missionary tour he administered the Ssacrament of Con firmation in the following places : May 19.-Eufaul--19 were conflrmed, of whom 13 were converts. June 9 -Apalachioole-37 received confirm ation; among them 11 were converts. Jane 16.-Selma-8 were confirmed, and June 23, same plase, 8nmore were confirmed, whohadnot, the week previous, been prepared. June 19.-Jacksonvllie-3 were confirmed (inclding 2 converts) at the house of Gen. Joseph Burke. June 20.-Anniston Furnace-At the house of Mr. Patrick O'Rourke, foreman of the Iron works, 11 received the Sacrament of Confirms tion, and 18 approahobed Holy Communion. Several Poles, all Catholics, are engaged in the iron works at this place. June 21 -Montervallo Coal Mines-At the house of Mr. Jeanette, an Irishbman with a French name (!) the Bishop confirmed 17 and gave to 23 Holy Communion. Jund. 27.-The Rt. Rev. Prelate assisted at the Commencement Exercises of the Academy ed by the Urseuline community. On July 5 the Bishop arrived home, well pleased with his missionary tour, and with the zeal of the good priests who have charge of the places that he visited, via., Very Rev. Fathers MoDonough and Hamilton, sad Father Gardiner. July 14 -At St.;Vincent'e Church, Mobile, after the 6} o'clock mass, 34 were confirmed; and in the afternoon of same day, at Spring Hill College, 23 received the Seerament of Confirmation. July 15.-At the convent of the Visitation, after the community mem, 5 pupils were con firmed, alt converts. Deo OnGnrA. THE TBEATY OF BERLIN. The territorial changes effeoted by the treaty of Berlin are ofa most comprehenalve nature. By the Treaty of San Stefano Turkey was called upon to surrender 78 550 square miles, with 4,539.000 inhabitants. The Treaty of Ber lin deals with 83.300 square miles and 4.882,000 inhabitants, as follows: square Inbhabit. Mhab. 21ll.6. sats. medas. Ceded to oMnia........ 5.935 246.0O 140.000 . ervlo............. 4 U5 244.000 75.000 Montenegro....... 1,5! 4 ,.000 9,000 Austrs........... IS 000 Greece 0) ......... 5,3(0 750,000 10,000 To be occupied and adminals terd by Autrla........8.125 1,(61.000 519,000 Formed into the Prtnclpality of Bulgariat ............. 4,4:4 1,773,000 881,500 Included in Eastern oome e......................13,641 746,0(0 6.5,01 Tho island fortress of Ada Kale, recently oo copied by Austria, is not referred to in the treaty at all, and will probably remain in the hands of the power which now holds it. Bou mania, in exchange for the territory ceded, is called upon to surrender 3270 square miles, with 140.000 inhabitants, to Ruosseia. The p litioal divisions of the Balkan peninsula will henceforth be as follows: Square miles. Inhabitants. MahomedOss. Boumania .... 49 463 5,1 43 us 0 143,300 SeBaris...... .. 18,81 2 I,4 (' 75.30u) Montenegro.. rOj 20.0000 90 T"urkey ....... 140,965 8359,000 3,041,000 But if we exclude the provinces "indefi nitely" t, be ouoopied by Austria, Blgaris, and Eastern Rounmelia, there remains to Tor key only 74,790 squares males. with 4,779,000 inhabitants, of whom 2521.500 are Mahome dens. In Armenia Russis takes 10.000 square miles, with about 350 000 inhabitants. Cypras entrusted to the keeping of England, hu so area of 2,288 squasre miles, and abo0ut 15000 inhbabitants,-Ahseoeswas. Erula.s or Ronar KnLtY -A aosble dee patoh from Dublin announcoes that Robert Kelly was liberated from Mount Jov Prison on Psturday, the 3cd inet. on acount f ill-heeJih. Kelly was tried in 1871 for the killlag of police spy, Talbot, but the evidence of. O now Home Rule Member of d· .eat for Drogheda, demonstrated thte immediats canse of Talbot's dseth was ae u" skillful surgery of the doctor who dried thO wound, nd the prisoner was acqlsited. was then tried and conviceted for having arms in a procIlamed distriot, and firing at the policeman who arrested him, sad wes sa; tsenced to ifteesun yeares' penal sirvitue ti thought that there is a onosidene between his release and the recent voting of thbe Boap Ruolers in Parliament with the Govornmeot sad the relsee of the other prisosems 15 -_"***.