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Let each one who Slas arrears reamit by Post Office Money Order, Registered Letter or Draft, at once.' rOtnelaLI Arehhishcprie of New Orleans. bUsti further orders, in addition to the 1 pererl pro qauenmfne tribletione already pre- a eribed at Mass and at Benediction of the lessetd Sacrament, the Litany of the Blessed Tirgis will be recited every day in every1 Obreb of the Diocese, after the principal Mass. Moreover, considering the scarcity of appro priate food both in the ocity and in the country, we ber by give disepensation from the law of abatinence until the 1.t of November olo. I aively. In the absence of HIs Grace, the Arachbishop, and with toe advice of the Archiepisoopal1 Cemasll. (sIgned) G. A. ROUxL, Vloar-General. 1 The diastinguiehed Jesult Missionary, Rev. J. O. Van Goobh, died at Osage Mission, Kansas, Ageast 94th. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday next, the Autumn Ember days, are days of fast only, ab eniece being dispensed with, by order of the Viear General. lght Rev. Wan. H. Eider, Bishop of Notches, I is rapidly recovering from ble late severe at. I tack of yellow fever. Last Thursday he was 1 pronouneed out of danger. 1 Cardinal Manning recently opened a splen did church at Middlesboro' and preached to a eeagregatlon ineluding over two hundred con vert received w i9L,he pat twQ years. "In tile year 1640," says the rmauine of Ahob, "there were in the Foreign Mislsions 131 Biahope, 4214 priests and 4,478 800 neophytrs. Now, there are 283 missionary Bishope, 17,087 priests, and 11,0660,150 neophytes. This con soling progres is doe to the development of the admirable Association for the Propagation of the Faith. The disetinguished Redemptorist missionary, Rev. Henry Giesen, arrived in town lasct Friday evening, having left St. Louis Teoseday. He had been destined to open the new Redemp torist Missiaon-hoose at Kansas City, but the argent call for elerg men here and in Missis sippl, where so many have died in the last month, so many are sick, and the balance so terribly overworked, has caused a postpone meat of the project, and he comes, like the true soldier of the Croes that he is, to devote all bli wonderfol rseal and great telents to the alleviation of the sick and dying. Under date of Canton, September 9, Emmett L. Ross writes a letter to the Picayunse from whlieh we take this extract: Father Cogan, also was one of the vio time Isat night. Father Cogan was the only minister of Christ who die not By from hsle pof doty, and, up to one week ago, when e was taken down, had labored assiduonsly sad with the fortitude and tenderness of the tree Christian in giving spiritual consolation snd material aid, not only to hle own flook, bet to those who were without a shepherd. Iehsee to the ashes and joy to the soul of him who died, like his Master, for his fellowmen I A gentleman writing from New York to a frlead in this city, says of the rellef move aents going on in New York : "It is perfectly astoonding to observe the splead of sy mpatby in all classes of the com manity. The laborers are contributing their 59 cents and $1. Even in the smaller restan reate three cent and ten cent subscriptions are deposielted. Some boxes were disetributed by the Mayor. and $760 in small coins iess thno 10 cents came into the Mayor's c oe in one day. There never has been so wide-spread a qeypathy, going down to the very lowest sand mblest olasses of the community." Last Saturday Rev. Father Lamy, C.88 B., of SL. Aphonans' Redsmptorist Convent. in tbhe city, left here to visit Canton, Holly Springs, and other fever stricken towns on the Jackson Railroad. On bte 10th the sent the followlog telegram to Vary are. 3. A. Nelehart. C8SR, ercocr of St. Aiphesmus Church , After leaving you last Baturday evening. I arrired at Canton on Snnday morning. Foood Pather Cogan dying, and Purled him on Mon dy morning. After attending all the Catholio aend dyino g at Canton, I started for Holly Springs, rirvig here this Tueeday mornilg, tad was grandly received by all, Catholics and Paeteetants. I have already given the last erasrments here to Father Obeiti, who is very lew. I am quite well. Please to notify the Vicar Oeneral at New Orleans and Natohes Itie I am here, Frram LAMr, C.S8.. On the 11th, Pather Lamy telegraphed Father laitheat: Pather Obertl died this mornina at 1 o'olock. Two more Sister. are dowa with the vever here. Lest Sunday six SiLters of Meroy came from 56, Lonie to Canton to walt on the soik and 4dlag. Father DUggan, of Sulphur Sprineg, Li recovering at Canton. I haptisad Col. Mo Miekee at COntan before he died. Father Lamy will continue to travel up and lewn the Jaoekon road, from Osyka to Bolly Springs, to attend to the slck wherever wanted, \aluee the few remanllng priests of the Dioesee ef Matches are overworked, ouncollmated, and Iable to take the taver at any momretlike dbase wbo have elready gnus to Hevea. Fashlonable Evils. A correspondent asks see questions as to round dances anA unseotarian sehools. Bam the Church forbidden round danese t If so is it wrong to be present at a place where they are naed I May a Catholic send his child to a shobool from whicbh sectarian Ism isl exeluded I May he do so even with the advice of a prieest To whicbh we would reply that the Churchb has made no positive prohibition in the one ease or the other. In fact there would be too many distinctions necee&ry to be drawn. Thus, it would be foolish to prohibit little chiblldren of the same sex from round dancing, on the ground of its sinful neos, and it would be Puritanical to pro hibit the sending of children to a non sec tarian school taught by a good Catholic, in a sparsely settled country where no other school coald possibly be reached. There can be no doubt of the infuaines of round dancing in many cases, perhaps we might say in most cases, and the same tbing may be said sbogi the practice of sending chil dren to non Catholic schools where Catholle schools are just as available or nearly so, but the exceptions are too many and too diicult of universal comprehension to admit of the feasibility of a general prohibition. Two young girls are waltzirg, we sup pose, in their own parlor; there is no im modesty in their dress, their movements, their intentions or their thoughts. In a neighboring ballroom a fast young lady is polkinlg with a gay gentleman of uncer tain principles; her dress is extremely decollete, her movements are unnecessarily free and voluptuous and her policy is not of that kind whbloh keeps people at arm's length, on the contrary, the intimacy of her contact with her partner is scandal onusly indecent. Woold it do to clas the two cases together I Certainly not. In the former instance there is no wrong whatever, and the Church cannot, these fore, prohibit the act, while between it and the latter case there are dosens of differ ect degrees of immodesty and abandon meat. There can be here no indiscriminate ratle, and the Church merely pronounces the genefal principle that round dances between persons of opposite sexes are ex tremely dangerous and ought to be rigor onuly discouraged. Unsectarlan schools generally means godless sbchools, and their direst tendeancy, too, is to make, or atleast permit, children to grow up godless, uanspiritual, worldly. But sometimes there is scarcely an alter native to them except absolute ignorance. A parent may think : I will guard my fchildren the more watchfully and be care a ful to imbae them with spiritual senti ments, but it is the only school in this part of the country, and I do not want my off spring to grow up in ignorance. In such a case the father would be held excusable. But what do we often see? A Catholic becomes rich ; the world commences to flatter him and he is hogely grateful for it; t the incense is sweet and be prizes it above Sall things except his money, perhaps above - that; he strives to please the world, gives up his old fashioned Catholic ways, and apes society. The extravagance, the selfish nld algence, the fashionable dissipation, the familiarity between sexes, the gadding about of his female family, their insolent, frivolous, useless life, the semi-nakedness of his daughters in opera or ball dress, all the miserable paganimsma of the world gradually take possession of him and his wife until they conclude that their younger children must be educated up to the new standard. They must be sent to the select aristocratic ascademy of uppertendom where all the airs and graces of a corrupt society are taught scientifcally, as a rveneering for the moral and perhasps Intel lectual emptiness within. This man is guiallty of the spiritual mur der of his children, or, at least, of an at tempt at it. Between him and the case first supposed, how many degrees of guilt and innocence I No unbending role covers them all. Each and every case is control led and judged by its own circumetances, in the light of a general principle of repre hension-bot not under the ban of an in flexible anathema. A Contested Marriage. We have seen an article under this heading, copied by some of our papers from the New York Eus, which is full of of errors and calcolated to mislead. Is refers to the matrimonial relations of a i gentleman formerly well known in this community as a man of great wealth and conviviality, James Dick Bill, Esq. It seems that just before the beginning of the Confederate war, Mr. Hill, not being a i Catholic, married a young lady of that re Igion ; that several children were born of 5 the marriage ; that after the war he and his wife separated ; that several years ago rshe sued for and obtained a divorce from him in some New Jersey court, and that she now seeks from an eeciesiastical court con ,ened by Cardinal McCloskey a decree de , claring her marriage originally null. The alleged ground of nullity is, how Sever, manifestly misrepresented in the article referred to. It is that "her has band being a Protestant, the ceremony · under which they were joined was not Slbindlng." This is simply an absurdity. a There im no such ground of nullity recog nised by the Chureh. There Ia, indeed, - addleesi stn that not only was Mr. Hill a Protestant, but Archbishop Hieghe, who muried the eoiple, made a mistake in the beremony sad used the one whiheb is proper in the marriage of two OCatholles. But this additional ground to clearly puerile. The diffterence between the ceremonies cannot touch the essence of the sacrament, since it Is the same sacerament in either case and must have the same essence in the one as in the other. Besides, the parties could not be responsi ble for a mistake of the officiating clergy man in matters of mere form. It would seem that the gentleman who wrote the article for the Bes did not take the pains, as be ought to have done, to acquaint himself with the facts of the case. He was writing for the information of the public without informing himself. In other words, he probably found that guese ing and scrlbbling saved the exertion ne cessary to accuracy. The fact is that while there is no abso lute impediment to the marriage of a Cath olio with a Protestant, there is such an im pediment to the marriage of a Catholic and a non-Christian, whether Jew, Pagan, or infidel. It is also a fact, unfortunately, that the great majority of so-called Pro testants are not Christians at all; that is, they have never been christened, or bap tised. A man unbaptized is not a Chris tian, however mach he may believe in the divinity of Christ. If, perchance, Mr. Hill, in the case at issue, had never been bap tized he could not validly contract mar riage with a Catholic without a proper dis pensation. There may be a question of this sort in his case, instead of the absurd allegation of a mistake in the ceremony, but the account given leaves us in the dark as to facts. Russia Folled, Not Beaten. It would appear that the Eastern ques tion Is not yet as satisfactory and finally settled as was thought several weeks ago. The most active opposition to Anatrian oo cupation is being kept up by armies fully equipped, provisioned and fornishbed. All this requires money and men. Neither sup plies nor reeruita are wanting to the insur gentsand it is now pretty wellconceded that the whole available power of the great Em pire of Austria will not be ab'e to brinog the prooess of ocoupation to a successful close this year. Whence does all this opposiltion comet Russia does not want to see any other na tion than herself growing strong io the direction of Constantinople; Prassia-does not like the aggrandizement of a rival Ger man power ; Runssia and Prussia both have money and the Bosnian insurgents have got plenty of that article from somebody. Again, the telegraph intimates that Rus sia has advised Servia not to disarm. -Why so I Does Rousia consider the war as not over 1 Has she still hopes of re-opening the contest under better auspices I We are informed that the influence of Gorts obhakoff is again palamount at St. Peters burg and that Schor valoff has sent in his resignation. The former represented the last ditch polle ; the latter advocated the plan which triumphed in the Berlin settle ment-the plan of conciliation, compromise and surrender. The Russian Bear accept ed his policy under coercion, but reverts immediately to the plais and oouonils of his defeated rival. Afighanistan has suddenly become the centre of interest. nRussian influence is found to be paramount there, and Raosia hopes to find through its favor a door to India, which was denied to her through Constantinople. So there seems to be only a trace after all. Blamarck's blunder caused the mis carriage, and he Ia repairing his blunder. That blunder was the alienation of his Catholic people and of all foreign Catholic sympathy, He is conciliating Rome, he has made advances, he has agreed on a modus -ieendi. That is, he will soon need soldiers again, his best soldiers are from the Catholic populations, and they will want their priests and theirj Sisters, of Charity; so the priests and Sisters are to be allowed to come back-at least until after the next war. As soon, then, as Germany gets ready, and Austria is pretty well worried out with Bosnia and Hersegovinis, and England is plunged into a dangerous and costly war with Affghsnistan, Rausia snpposes that the truce will be over, and that she will be at liberty to twist the treaty of Berlin Into a fool's cap for Beaconsfeld to wear in bh tory. PErsn's PmEcC rVoa InrExND -On the 13th of August, Monsignor Kirby, eoctor of the Irish College. bad the honor of laying at the feet of Leo XIII. In private audience, the sum of £2,000, as the offernlg of his Eminence Car dinal Callen, his olergy, and the faithful of the Diocese of Doblin. This magnllfient oontrib tlion yes aooompanied by a letter from the Cardinal Arobbisbop. His Holiness was grea. ly moved by so noble a demonstration of the faith of the Ostholloe of Dublin Dioeose, and ol their devotion thas shown to the Holy See in this present time of special dimoultiee, and thu Holy Father sent to the Cardinal Arobbishop, his devoted clergy and flook the Apostolic Benedlotios. Some days previously, namely, on the 9th of August. Monsiguor Kirby pre sented to the Pope the sum of £600 from thu Biabep, clergy, and faithiul of Cork Diocese, t whom, with the sipressioa of his gratitude iob their geseroes etetla the Holy ater seat Pretentlous or not? " Tmn Mansrsmas o CANTO. Srausrr, Mus., Sept. 9, 1878. " iasor Ties "A commeaioation from Cantoo signed Yil H1w.' whleh appeared in the This. of a late date, does irjustioe to the Protestant ministry of that place. I have a letter today from a minilster at Canton, whiob informs me he left I the town only after his entire Soek had left, and after being assuered be could do no good by starying. Hea retired to a plaoe near by. leav ing instrustione to send for bhim if be could do any good or was wanted. Only Afty whites, more or lees, were leIta in the pls, and about ninety per sent of all who took elek died. "Now take the ease : Pirst. Hieflock had all left; this relieved him as a pastor. Second. He could do no good to the slok or dying, as he was secured by those who ought to know; this, released hime as minishter. Third. He wa neithber nuerse nor physitan and so was not needed;Ibenee he is released as philanthropist Why shbould he stay Only as food for the fever - "I submit this is not the time to asperse the chbaracter of Godfewrlng men, no less worthy though less pretentious thans 'Yilliw'a' favor ite. W. E. TYxas." We quote the whole of this very able letter from a gentleman in Summit. becausoe we are pleased to see that dt corroborates our own views and demonstrates with logloalexactness the lnutility of Protestant mnloistere-in their spiritual capaclty-remaining in any locality where horrors abound, sicklness its widespread, and death Is almces: asupreme. "Only fifty whbitee moreorlees, were left." We have often reed tbht the good shepherd leaveth the fldik that are safe, the ninety-nine that are sheltered from danger, and goeth after the one that needs protection and care. "Ninety per cent of all who took sick died." If there ould be a stronger appeal to a phy sician of souls, than this awful and pathetlo statement, we know not in what words it would have to be written; for here the needful ministration, the consoling assisetanoe, Is all for the immotrtal part of man, for that Ethereal spirit whichb came from the hands of God and Is about to return to His adorable presence. "He could do no good to the sick or dying. as he was assured by the sa who ought to know; this released him as a minister." No additional words of ours are needed to prove that there was no neglect of duty, no obligation laid aside by the aminister who could do me good by remaining in a plague- infected oity. And moreover, although conscious of this fact himself, he had the oomforting assurance of those who ought to know what the relations of a pastor to his people are, that there was no need of bhiL services. "He was neither nurse nor physician and so was net needed: thble released him as a philan thropist." This is well put and very true. A minister of souls is only a nurse to hope, a physiolan against despair! He is not needed to smooth sbhe dying pillow, wipe the pallid brow nor moisten the parohed and speechless lips. It is his rather to ease the anguisheb of the heart by words of peace and pardon; his to anoint the cold extremities, all the senses of the body, that they may be re-consecrated to Him their mak er, and soon to be their Jodge. It is his to feed the fainting seal with the Bread of Life, and to whisper into the failing ear the consoliong words of One who has pro mised to raise the repentant aioner from death to life eternal. "Why should he stay t Only as food for fever '" The holy Apostle St. Pal sayr: ''Blessed be God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who bath blessed ous with spiritual blessings is Christ." Unless he had these spiritual blessings to bestow in the name and by the power of Christ, why indeed should he stay I Why fornish food for the fever! "I submit this is no time to asperse the char. acter of God-fearing men, no less worthy though less pretentious than Yilliw's favor There Is an aspersion however upon "Yilliw's favorite.,"-and a word-pretentious-applied to them here little in keeping with the first thought of the above paragraph. From our recollection of "Tilliw'e" letter, his"favorites" are presumed to be the Catholio priests of the afflicted town of Canton. A Catholic priest who remains at his post and faithfully performs his many ardoous duties, is not pretentious, he is simply obey ing his heavenly master. The awful fear of death-the human fearpsmay be in his heart: but he does not yield to it, not through pre. tension but through fear and love of God, to whose service he bhas coneeorated himself both in life and death. And let us tell W. E. Tynes that we are able to form a higher estimate of a Protestant min ister than any he has ever thought of; for we think that one who exposees his health and risks his life becaruse he thinks duty requires it, is almost as noble, as ensublime, as a Catholic priest! A Catholio priest is a sldier enrolled In a glorious oaue, sworn to the performanoe of heroic duties, anointed for the work and con secrated Irrevocably to the service of souls-If I he should flinoh before the danger or falter on the feld of battle, if he should prove reore ant to hl trust or turn away from the glorious charge, he would be a coward and deserter, for he knows his duties, he has heard the word of command, and has only to obey. A Protestant minister on the other hand, is only a civllian coming to the feld of action. He tink. he can be of ser'ice, he wishes to help in the good cause, he lays aside Shoughte of wife and home and children, he takes his place beade the disolplined soldier, and stands ready to die with thoe who are falling around him. Is this not heroio, almost soblimet But there is an immeasurable distance between the here of duty and the hero of opinion, between an unpretentious Catholic priest and an en thsieastlo Protestant minister. A priest knows his duties, a Protestant minister has to be as. eared by some one else whether he has any or not. A priest devotes his life to all God's areatS urea on the day he is oonseorated to the divine service. A Protestant minlter sesurnes no eahob obligatiose sad may chane his profes. ste whesever it plmeses him. A priet am as wifettsr ebuilres mes a to ae spot. uoe than another. "He who Is unmarried easseth har the things of the Lord, how be may please ea." A Protestant miaeter bhas all the ties of earth I- clinging around his eart, for "be who is mart i ried is solicitousne about the thinge of the a world, how he may plase bhis wife, and he is ht divided." . St. Psoal himsell show that the sotion of asuch a one in leaving a place dangerous to his o health, happinese and temporal ltereete, is If perfectly natural, sad states the faot withoutc reproach or apology. t Li A Catholic priest remalen-not through "pre a tension"-bot because he "careth how he may Splease God.' He stands at the poet of dansger, even as the soldier stands whoen placed In the t front rank of the battle. He is noble, heroic, t sublime! He is one who casn ay, "I have fooght the good fight. I have ofinished my course, I e have kept the faith. For the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of Jaustioce wbhich the Lord, the just Judge, will render to me at the last i rday" I r A Protestant minister who Athinks it his duty n to expose bhimself to danger and death, even when assured "by those who ought to know" I that he can dono good, is rash and imprudent, rather than brave or heroic. A few auhob men-Protestant ministere-bhave I fallen in the different plague tsinted cities of e ~the South. We honor them; but there was no e need for them as minister, men, their ascrifoe of life and all its promises Swas grand and noble; but as they had no spiritual help to bestow upon their fellow eresa , tares, their acriuoe as minisoters was nneces- I sary and unocalled for. - But we submit also with W. E. T. that this Sis no time to asperse the character of men who ldo possmess spiritual gifts entrusted to them by SChrist far the benefit of His crestores, who do I dispense these mysteries of grace to all who dneed them, and who do go about doing good without pretention, being assured by One.wbo ought to know that "even as the Father has sent Me, so do I send you." "Let a man so regard us as ministers of Christ and dispensers of the mysteries of God" 1 Yes, "Yilliw" bhas done an injustice to the Protestant ministry of Canton, for W. E. T., I shows this most coonoluasively, and we have Sonly added our own inconsiderable testimony e to the same effect. They have indeed no spiritual gifts to bestow, no loosenoing power i to exercise, no "ministry of reconciliation" to fulfil, no "mysteries of God" to dispense. Poor Protestant ministers, when the dark Shour comes, when the time of trial is near, when the dying out number the living, when r sauls, like leaves of the forest, are winging a their way to the valley of death, then there is I nothing for them to do, no work for theirc r hands to perform I When peace and prosperity,e s when fashion and wealth prevail, then they y are ready for pulpit elcquenoe and camp meet a ing exhortations ! t Noble Catholic priests, when pestilence - stalks abroad, when death is at every door, when poverty and distresa run riot, whene e ninety per cent of those who sicken, die; then g their hande are fall of spiritual ministrations, then they may be seen going troin house to t house and from street to etreet; and after at tending to all the sick and dying in one place, r p.ssing on to another to continue their work - nntiLtheyLare spent in the service of God and e His creatures I And yet these are called pretentious, while the others find an apologist perhape Is the very man who asmured them that they could Sdo no good to the sick, the dying or the dead among their fellow beings. The Protestant minister leaves an afflicted city and takes care of himself. A Catholic priest remains and dies, if need be, in the ser- u Y :ice of others. Is this pretentious or not 1 0 m Catholic Relief Asseetation for the Victims of Tellow e I Fever in New Orleans. c r The Sr. Vincent de Paul Aseociation of New ,, Orleans having notified the Eocleelsical an e thorities that It finds itself utterly unable to meet the increased demand upon its usual t t work of charity, in consequence of the great s destitutioo resulting from the prevailing epi demlo, at the suggestion of the Very Rev. G. fA. Rouxel, Vicar General, a Catheic eliqf dAaoclation has been formed whose province it will be to aid in collecting funds for the esup port and care of the large number of helpless b widows and orphans, irrespective of oreed h or color, whom this dreadfoul scourge most Snecessarily bequeasth to an already impover ished community and overorowded asylums. e This Assoolation, therefore, earnestly ap- I d peals to the Most Rev. Arhobbishops and Right1 SRev. Bishope and clergy, to all Catholic 1 0 organizations, to all individual Catholics, and to all charitably diposed perons, to aid in a this good work for relief, that the Association , may be timely able to soooor the many help. . less and safering ones in our midest now on If the approaoh of winter. All contributions will be most thankfully a. nd publicly acknowledged, and the same a should be addreased to the Very Rev. G. A. ir Rouxel, Viocr-General of the Archdiooese of ,> New Orleans, or to either of the following named memnbers of the Execntive Committes : Is H T Lawler, Thos Layton, J B Laeftte, CE Girardey, E Conery Br, John T Moore Br, o J T Gibbons, E Carriere, le Jas J Tarleton, Thos Fitswilliam, la Theo Prudhomme, W B BShmidt, d N Burke, ED White, at E Miltenberger, Henry Groebel, re C Spori, W B Laneseter, u 0 de Armas, A Robert, p. 0 Colllgnon, Wi. H. Byrnes. 8e 5. John Lemolnne, In the Journal dir Debafe, 1 Dr speaks of Mr. Forster, the eminent English I statesman, who is about to visit this country, t. as "one of the Brst orators of the Liberal party, ae who would have been its leader had he come I mc of a dueal house." This In allesion to Lord e- Hartiugton, eldest son of the Duke of Devea rhlr-I mootr BsV. A 03313a30 Or NAroLzoE ToBma Pimsce, ay the gnseae st 0assa the favor of the Raey As~ oll5 Se0, Asehbetfpa New 01or1.0s3 Anttrbes o asi hasa, sme. Osuat, ouness s tie _O eser or the Nle) aisuehre' os. To t he o e ja i hf tler a eeS heblmae Beloved 1et *ow * .ele emd VoW '--a.. From the time it has plesne the Iast uo vit oar Arolhiepisopal City and pev l oeIther pa . Stion of our Diooes withL most trrfle seaurge, the virtims of wbiebh as alreas e nuaamerouas, we have not easosed Implaoeag the Divine Majesty, bsseehblg God, h tblge , of the Most Adorable Heart of Jesus, as through the mediation of the Immaeoulate Heatrf Many, to voebahsafe topity his people and look dowuopos as in hie merey. But God, whose way are impenetrable ad whee will Is always a4trable, has Alled ear asp of bitterness and sraes the metterrible blow in the eudden taking O tof the Priest onuatm. mated in soience and virtae, who had so juestly1 won the esteem and confidence of alland pena whom especiaelly rested our hopce est ketoa tore of our Diocese. The death of Father Millet Is a publio ma lamity for the whole Dioctee, and although'w conform our will, without complaint, to the ever adorable will of God, all those who ap. preoTate tbelosaire Dave oueseiedl, .. .od. stand and baere oongrief. While we hope that this excellent Pilest, who has died a victim to his seal and charity in the disoharge of his sacred minstry, has already received his reward from God, still, because of the uncertainly of God'e judgments, it is our duty to pray for those who are ever dear to no, although separated from as exte riorly, and for this reason we direct that Ia every churoh of the Dioese a funeral aervice be had for him, and with all the solemnity olronmstances will allow. Kept at a distance from onr Arohteplesopal city by a disease whichb, it not dangerues, 5still compels us to quiet more painful than all fe. tigoues, we most provide for the a lmaitra. lion of bueaineas daily recurring ad requiring prompt solution ; wherefore, by this Letter we declare our will already expressed by toale. graphic dispatch. We confirm to Father Bouxel, Vicar Admitas isetrator of the Cathedral, together with the title of Vicar General, all the powers with whiob Father Millet was Invested, and we commit to Father Beynes the adminietraties of the Foinances of the Diocese. We shall not lose this Letter, Dear Belovel Brethren, without Inviting you to address to the Lord eontinunoas and fervent prayers is order that He vouchsafe stop the arm of the exterminating angel who strikes us so forcibly. Let us recognize that the many woes by which God chbastlse us, are a just punishment for our iniquitles, and let as return to Elm slucerely; for God deepiaeth not the contrite and humble heart. Hia justieos here below Is always soe companied with mercy, and thes days tot affliction and moorning shall be followed by more blissful ones that we shall take to serve God with greater idelity. Given at Orand Coteo, Convent of the Ba ored Heart, parish of St. Landry, September 5th 1878. i N. J. Pmnans, Arohbishop o ew r sans, By order of Ele Grace: C. Paine, Secretary. 8OCIETY OF 8. VINCENT DE PAUL. AN APPEAL. The Bociety of St. Vincent de Paul, perma nently organized for the visiting and sccoor log of the poor and needy of whatever race, creed or color, and offoially recognised by the ecolesiastoll authority through its proper offoers, in view of the present epidemio audio aooordance with the wishes of the Most Nev. Arotbishop of New Orleans, appeals to the charities of its kindred aesociations North and West, in this ite hour of need, that it may the more efficacionely. assist the poor, the widow and the orphan during this dreadful visltatlon. E. Douourso, M. D, Preeldent. M. J KualAonaw, Thos. G. Baran, Secretaries. Contributions of any kind whatsoever mas be addressed to either of the following offloer: OFrFICERS OF COUNCII. Dr. . Doumeing Presldent No. 113 Domale strets or Poetomee Box 1330. N. J. eroahan, Vmsc President and Seretand r ter.. at U3. Doyle'., No. 41 Tohoelmolmas utt D.P. UcBaa Vice Presildnte. 104 a soret. Thos. . aplr. Sereteery, Morning olerOeue, o11 Poydree and Camp. Wlooiam Sact, Treasurer, corner Rampart and Osallr. OhrlCl as 1r sdeOOneZspiv. Afed Deusein. Predeat of td Patroheolate 1,s arll. o.Dolla, ornerOld Lse sad Cursml. hou.r r Gustarve edry, President ost Marys 1 ouo0emte 40 Giretnuen or Dsephloo. Joh Mo~afasy. Proeldeut St. Joospho V0nf1e1Oe9 corner sleVras nd Prround stret co rnken wiethe sdmanygobe7. dto oa Alfed Delory. President S(. un's Ouoo~ateo, 1.0 U1 r eelis streetr N. P. O'Neii. Resident St. Peter's Coa~rl~aoe o.174 Nandevll~ sreetr. P.orlny.te t.Aog the eprtis Coaereos . U. .he. flaern Vie Presdenotot. lpseauh' COa eoo at o .ne Letehdird' Canal 0on 5.0, hat b hartres andOldmLevoe V.mB. Laseatsr. St. Theresa's Ceef 40CEp J. V.eDnovan. lt Miohesi's GeofraeeatLe N. stLinsen Cna b~e etweml Peteta aO water N. I DunnP at.~DI L 3ophn Cnftse 7 ea5t! Victor Isre.30 Augesinsoe' Oeelereac9,50a P IP Flood, tho Callfornhlolmllonaire, ihuLdi what will, It ie maid, be the fines private deu n Ahmerica. The grounds Inluolde 1. acres on San Francisco Bay oipii natural perk reedy for Improvemenwqt desired extant. Thehouse a100 bj a In ara and resmble a French the roof old atylo. Verandes surround ii, sod h is broken with many gables end tWoo o 140 foot high. The entire oxteriot r t ornate. AmIong the epartuenU ere YIIJ parlors mmdcl room, dliniugroom~,br~shfM) room, billiard roomp, librar, and wrnO 100 the latter being of uncommon gie. The 4151S room Ia ooe hundred feet long, so that pIcA dinuere a he givn in ; hu oort of 165 he eases d~ Ioemo d oop~its