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Our patrons outside the city, who hare we
ewiedpostal card bills, will greatly oblige us
bg answering at the earliest practicable mo
ael. The yellow fever fright has depressed
s sies.r to such an extent that it is almost
itpossible to make collections here, hence we
wve compelled to look for help, just now, to
hose of our friends who reside in localities
more favored than this. Let each one who
is ln arrears remit by Post Office Money
Order, Registered Letter or Draft, at one.
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
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