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PrSTPT.It.D nYtER SIDNDAY MORNING. NNW XUsr.A. HININAY. NOVxMBERi 17 1878. IALIDA OP TEN WIll. idsyo..Nov. 17-Twelty third nnoday after Peat.. coot. tot. ti regrory 1 hbamoaturgue. 1raday...ov. It--l)-dedication of the Balllca of h$. Peter aid IPaul. NOday... .Ne. 18-Lt. Pontian. Martyr. Wedaaday.Nov. 2u-itt. FeIla of Valols. Tharaday... )ov.. -Feast of the Plesentation of the t eleed Vilrgin. riday....No. 2'2-ti. Cr .li. Virgln andol Martyr. aahrday....Nov. l3--st. Clemsnt I., Pope and Martyr. Rosa D'Erlna gave a concert in the Domini can Church, Louisville, last Sunday evening. Fathers DeHlam and Enright of the Redem p torint Order are giving Missions in Kentucky. In a letter, dated Yazao City, November 13, 1 Bishop Elder says: "I hope to be in Natchez 1 next week." The Commander of the Candahar Army of Shere All is, as his name implies, a great lover of England. He is called O'Donnell and was born in Ireland. 8 We have received from Mr. J. Torras, of Red tl River Landing, La., ten dollars, one-half for the Camp Street Female Orphan Asylum and the other half for the Little Sisters of the Poor. r The electors of Wexford County, Ireland, ft have determined to invite William Edward n O'Brlen, son of Smith O'Brien, to become a Home Role candidate for the County at the next election. ca From several points in the dioceses of ha Natchez and Nashville we have received in- tk formation concerning thes priests and sisters ev who died during the recent epidemio. As, hit however, our list is not complete yet, we post- on pone publication of the necrology for a week or two longer till we can secure the full and wa exact information that has been promised as. The .Medical £ecord describes a new cure for the consumption. The points are, first, to clear the lungs by deep, forcible breathing; second, etr to establish perfect digestion by eating good, well-cooked food; third, to promote a healing of the tubercles by eating salts of lime; fourth e to take plenty of out-door exercise and sleep in apartments with the windows open summer and winter. asci gon Rev. J. L. Wise, for some time pastor at Esat Ii Puacagoula, and more recently of Rodney, has eral been appointed Pastor at Ye zoo City to 51 the no a place igade vacant by the death of the lament- nail ed Father Mouton. ;lnring the epidemic Fa- the ther Wise rendered Invaluable services of f to the people of a number of strickcen towns in the Diocese of Natohbz, constantly traveling from one to another administering this the Sacraments to Catholics and comforting born the sillicted of all creeds. attar Donations to the Holy Seo have fallen off so -dheh aiflce the death of Pope Pins IX. that an organized effort on the part of the Catholic .tree world seems necessary to secure for His lIoli- ciati ness Pope Leo XIII. a revenue snffiloient to en- stres Stblehim to administer properly the affairs of the befog Church. To effect this end the Bishops in Ea. whet rope, particularly those of France and Ire- This land, are taking vigorous action with reference destt 00 the organizations of Peter's Pence Associa- canes tions throughout their )ioceees. dero Within the last four months fourteen Catho- tnalp Ilo Churches have been abut up by order of t he lB Russian GUvernment in the districts of Lub- Irresi lin, Siedice and Lomzs. The new Governor of the 4 Krieff-General (Grtkoff-seeme to rival Gen- to an oral Muravieff in h's cruelties t the Church. amon He has announced that any prirst going be- purp yond the boundary of his parish will be punish- tain ed by fuine and impris>ument, and he has pro- make bibited all processions, even such as had been kind in use cfr centuries. Tne nucaber of priests now living in exile in S bnria is 4.0, besi,le~ 10,000 Catholic laymen. Thec tigures tell alwa their own sad tale. on A --- ----all k The Marshal Preridccnt f France, Ac Mabo!:, antd with his wife and daughte: recently visited men the Irish Department of the Paris Exhibition ask and spent a long time in examining the many beautiful articles there exhibited. A corres- own pondent says: The party visited nearly allthe The isah stalls, carefully inspecting the Blarney ile tweeds, with whiot the Marshal was so pleas ir ed that he ordered a fall suit. The Irish tabi- for hi nete, of which the Duchess ordered a superb by ge dres, the Irish lace, of which she also ordered the 1 a liberal supply, were much admired, es were garbs the bog-oak ornaments of Messrs, Goggin, Bi Dublin, from which her grace made a large ee- caretl lection. trash We learn that Meser IIhckey & Co., 11 Itar- ed elay street, New York, have published "The stree, Foture of Catholic People" a recent word by ed at the eminent BIelgian publicist, Baron de Haul- l leville, editor of the E, re G neror;, "It is," allyo says the circular, "an able examination of the the c oxtravagant claims of I'rotet ants, concerning hTnod the connections between heresy ard temporal To prospority, and it vindicates the important Comr services rendered to bhuman civilization by the tiorn 1 Church of Christ. The volume is enriched with whlicl notes fron Irish, English and Amnerican soure- them e. The original work was highly honored by ing ci the commendation of Pines IX "--Tue price of refust the book is $1 ,0. that Correspondents at iRoue report that a new gere, regime prevails at the Vatican. The general decay public audiences, daily accorded by the late burial beloved Pinus IX. are now rest ricted 1t3 once in practi the week only; they being held every Monday, of an when no Festival of Obligation falls oni that wee lay. Thoraday is reserved for audiencet to Col- In leges, Societies, Associations, Confrateroities, proc ttc. The remainder if the week Is dedicated o private audiences when necessary, to r ti business, which is transacted by the Iloly Plather in persoral Interviews with those con- done, oerned, and to study, to which Leo XIII., is whic specially rddic:ed, devoting thereto a great idii portion even of the night. lie pasesn but trw dump cours in sleep, nevirttelee his health contin- a;ck, 1 tea excellent. had b "nger* The Garbage War. Vo The c-)mmunity was conalderably exer : se. cised by a war which broke out in city affairs just before the late election and in which Administrator McCaffrey was the ob P. 4- ject of attack. He asserts that this attack or as. wasdirected by Mayor Pilabury whodexter ously put the Times newspaper forward as or th, the originator of the conflict. The onslaught Nyr. of that paper was, it must be confessed, as rartyr. vigorous as it was unexpected and as sen ini. sational as big capitals and frightful adjec. og. tives could make it. Mr. McCaffrey denied the charges thus publicly made, and de- a emp- manded investigation by an impartial e cky. committee, naming some of the most r 13, respectable and intelligent gentlemen of chrz the city as acceptable to him in that capac- b ity. The Mayor, however, assumed the Sof right of selecting the committee and utterly p' iver ignored all the names suggested by the J was accused. This was a decided advantage o0 gained over Mr. McCaffrey by his adversa saries if he was correct in his theory that Red the Mayor was the instigator of the war lai for upon him and i s real head and front. aud The omen was not retrieved in the in result. Mr. McCaffrey and his committee Si were constantly at loggerheads; they re- be nd, fused him counsel, took testimony without tel ard notifying him, examined important locali- thi h' ties In his absence, got Insulted at a criti- it I cal moment and closed the examination che without hearing his evidence. This may die of have all been accidental, however, and ect a- there may have been no conspiracy what- par re ever against the accused as charged by out l, him, nor even any hostility towards him II it- on the part of the Mayor. Whether there of t td was or not has, in our opinion, nothing to flue e do with the merits of the question. ent The charge as made in the Times was The >r that four thousand loads of unwholesome high streets just before the epidemic, that this awa action was the canuse of the mortality that rege h ensued and that the culpable party ought ing. to be treated as a murderer and worse. won As public journalists our sole interest is to bein ascertain whether this charge was made of ea good or not. t We must say that it was not, either lit- iting i erally or substantially. In fact there was dyin no attempt to sustain the charge as origi nally made. It was virtually dropped by say the Times and changed into an accusation supp of filling certain back streets and lots with authe garbage 'rot taken from the uurj, But if clre this had been proved it would not have teir borne the Times out in the spirit of its their attack. It would have been a mere fact of Their filling, without any fact of resolting lock damage. The garbage was placed in back streets and lots ; the fever ravaged Annun ciation, Tchoopitolas and Constance do so streets in the front of the city for weeks Thi before it reached the remote localities suppo where the garbage had been deposited. If a This fact is incontestible, and it absolutely furnis destroys the Times' theory of epidemic attenu caused by garbage infection and of mur- sanity derous results frcm tfllcial regligence or can bi malpractice. But whas about the extent of the charge There irrespective of locality and epidemic, that is skillet the 4,000 loads. There is no proof whatever not s to sustain it. Nothing more than the usual weatl amount of garbage was used for filling to dea purposes, and this quite properly. Cer- core t tain kinds of garbage, esch sa coal ashes, cure no make the meet solid ard least offensive for no kind of tilling for streets and lcts. It I as always been used for this purpose ad one c always will be, notwithstanding the war Artl on Administrator MCalffrey. Citizens of are di all kinda,-editors ar:d Doctors, Mayors perrn and Board of Health members, committee- becau men and witnesses - all occasionally rot it ask for good garb:ge filling for their which own premises and adjoining streets. covert The letters of Surveyors D'lIemecourt and fully, Pilie put these things beyond controversy. And w Mr. McCaffrey, then, cannot be blamed these i for having followed a precedent approved stituti by generations before him and for granting ities. the urgent request of private parties for it has garbage filling. moder But, his prosecutors insist, his men were condu careless or stupid in permitting offensive contro trash instead of solid garbage to be haul- is the ed ; they buried dead cats in the open ecce. streets and left carcasrts so sliglly cover- Ire La ed at the dump that Logs frcastred contini- tut-i ally on them. Why, say the gentlh:e-r:l of inUed thie committtee, we urrelves saw r.veral ctie c hundri d hogs busily feeding on the. dulp. is at t To which Mr. McCaffrey replies: If the al, sor Corunmmittee had favort d me with an invita- tlr-y a tion to be prese(nt at their inrvestigation, ble of which they did not, I could have slown of thei themni that these animals were not consum- We ing carcasses, but only perishable kitchen is wel refuse, and I could hIave convinced them female that the hogs were most desirable ecaven- female gers, preventing, as they do, the offensive are av decay of all this offal. As to the street the sli burials, there was but one instance of the even practice given; that was through thie error people of an employee of the Department and pender was immediately corrected by him. ive co In fact it seems to us that thie whole self at proceeding was a palpable fiailnre, an his ow aggravated attack on an official, partly in wir tor doing things which hie ought to have Whe done, and partly for doing improper things voived which were not done at a'l1. No doubt borden individuals in the neighborhood of the per da dump were found by the committee to be who at a;ck, but these were the very parties who will, o had been most active in hauling material cuse ( away. People who get permits to take exer. garbage for filling are expected to looik out t city for their own health. They are not con ad in tractors ; they are not employees of the eob Administrator; he cannot furnish men to tack instruct them in their own -business, and iter- if they, by their own folly, make themselves rd as nd their families sick, it may be the fault a of the Board of Health but, certainly, not dght of the Department of Improvements. ens iIn fact, the whole affair was a tempest djee- in a teapot, a vivid case of "much ado nied about nothing," a violent, virulent attack Ide. on an official whose integrity no one has ever dreamed of impeaching, but made ost quite effectively at the very crisis of an n of approaching contest for nominations. This r pac- coincidence may have been accidental, I the but Mr. McCaffrey was as effectually sup pressed as though the charges had been t the just, and be had been convicted of an age outrage. C rsa- Our Insane. h hst All the humane sympathies of our popu C ar lation must have responded to the recent tr actions of the City Council towards provid- J the ing a home for our insane with the good of tee Sisters of the Louisiana Retreat. It has re- been objected that the cost will be five or >ut ten cents a day greater for each patient tb li- than under the present system. To which iti- it may be replied that there is a system still va on cheaper than the present one, that is, to lig ay discontinue the charge altogether. If wt nd economy is the grand consideration, dis- ed I.- parse the poor creatures at once, turn them by by out on the street and let them die. fri, m It would seem, however, that the public ger re of New Orleans are controlled by the in to fluences of a civilization materially differ- inB ent from that of certain heathen nations. '5 They do not publicly put their babesin the bi Ie highways to perish nor their aged Sdecrepit on the banks of rivers to be carried jew s away by the rising waters. They have upo it regard for helplessness and pity for suffer- veil it ing. Therefore public sentiment here sort )" would be shocked by the sight of human eleol 0 beings deprived of their reason, incapable tape e of self-control and self-support, yet exhib- pla iting their misery on the public streets and dying there of want and exposure. whil It is idle to argue about the matter and and say that there is no law authorizing the for S; support of these unfortunates by the city At authorities. If insane persons have no one to Gene care for them, public decency, at least, and would not tolerate the exhibition of inepi their eccentricities on the streets. v Their insanity would be construed as an offense and the police would know lock them up for having violated some the g ordinance, so that the city wonuld have to follos support them after all. Why not as well one d do so in an asylum as in a prisonI of he, The question is simply, then, one of We support. What is their proper support 1 movis If a prisoner is sick must not the law vices furnish him with medicine and medical pothe attendance T No one doubts it. Yet in- theri sanity is itee!f a sickness, and one which dresse can be treated, alleviated, perhaps cured. ian he The proper support of the insane includes, who, 1 therefore, not only food and clothing but shook skilled medical attendance as well. It is thou hi not sufficient to shelter them from the The weather and prevent them, from starving ment 1 to death, an attempt must also be made to abad cure them. Such an undertaking is called servie for not only by the voice of humanity, but Redee even by the dictates of economy, for every The one cured is discharged and ceases to be a all of bnrthior. to real And it is well known that many patients the wi are discharged fremn the Louisiana Retreat, called permanently cured. This is very natural, of eco: because a great many cases of insanity are The cot incurable, They yield to treatment Saint wl.ich ecienrce and experience have dis- the fr covered to be applicable to them, if faith- family fully, patiently and perseveringly used. poref And where in this section of the country can ad m these conditions be realized if not at the in- age to stitution just selected by the city author- A yo ities. It has been established many years, ble Si, it has all the means and appliances of the oo modern science in this regard, and it is of soot conducted by ladies whose every action is to day controlled by conscience and whose skill his hot is the fruit of most comprehensive experi- gather erce. It is withi great regret, then, that Joseph he lave heard of legal proceedings insti- li, tuted to harper this arrangement and moral impede its accomplishment. The compar- sater, eti\e comfort of hundreda of unfortunates that Cl is at ctake. The ~o poor people are irration- given al, comnetimoeS, indeed, not wholly so, yet Master tliey are our fellow-wen. They ar. senai- votion ble of esuffering and more or less con;ecious Mrs of their general condition. Tuscal We believe that toe City Ineane Asnylum in-law is well and considerately managed. The 10, i female inmates are in charge of respectable years female attendants,.so that scandals at least many are avoided, but no one can doubt that at two in the splendid establishment of the Sisters require even the physical comfort of these poor cid people would be greatly enhanced, indi left th pendently of the consideration of prospect- momer ive cures. A person has only to ask him- I Hamill self at which place lie would prefer to see ever m his own brother or sister, in order to know during in what direction hiis judgment inclines,. stated When such grave considerations are in- nente volved let us not be discouraged by the of dist burden of an additional tihe or ten cents fum t per day. And let us hope that the parties t ho who are causing the judicial obstruction folly, t will, on second thought, conclude to let the deari cause of charity take its course. peace. take Reception at St. Joseph's. C out On last Thorsay morning, Nov. 14, we had Soo- the pleasure if assisting at one a f those peon f the liar ceremoni, a f the Church which makes en to one realizs bow very near to Heaven she 1 t a and tLe souls cf men, and how very near to Earth elves abe brings thej sye of Heaven. fault At St. Joseph's Con vent on St. Poilip'e sreet, not seven young ladis a on that day renounced the world and its vanities in order to devote them peat selves excluselvely to the service f God. Their ado names were Mise Ida Hearsey-now Sister tack Mary Victoria, Miss Christine Wilson-now has sister M. Celeeste, Miss Sarah Mohan-now Sis ad ter M. Eulalie, Miss Serena Bently-now Sister Clare if Jesus, Miss Willlamine Tarot-now an Sister Louial Theresa, Miss Mary Thompson rhis now Sister Mary Lawrence and Miss Anastasia tal, Pope--now Sister M. Bernard. up- The beautiful ceremony cf Reception into I een the Order was presided over by Rev. Father 4 an Rouxel, V. CG, assisted by the Rev. Fathers a Meersobasert, from Ooean Springs; L. Hoste, Chaplain; R. Peperni, Missionary of Bethle- c hem, Holy Land; M. Palmer, Assistant at the p. Cathedral; A. Marine, C.S.C. who gave the re- v ant treat; A. M. Fourmond, C.S C; F. Malloy, C.S.C; N id- J. Bogaerts, of St. Henry's; J. Alter, Chaplain tl of the Little Sisters if the Poor, and Jee. Koee. e gserl of St. Boniface Church. sa In the Convent Chapel was assembleda di or large. number of the relativts a nd friends of at nt the young candidates. The adornments cf the tk el- sanctuary were in exquisite taste. Numerous or ill vases of brilliant flowers, amid a forest of w, to lighted candles covered the altar, in front of If which hung a delicate, filmy, gold-embroider. lii s. ed veil, while the sanctoary rail was hidden ha a by a velvety covering with a deep, variegated at fringe which gave a strange richnera to the do 0 general effect. eat Suddenly was heard the sound of approach- I ing footsteps, and there came slowly up the ons middle of the chapel a procession of rare and Soc impressive loveliness. Seven maidens in full ing e bridal costumes, with the flowing, snowy oft r ri Ian I jewels on the arms, the typical orange wreath con a upon the head, and over all, the protecting ha; veil. In addition to all the well known acces- wet series of such an outit each of these trides- we elect bore in her gloved hand a lighted was orpl taper. TI As soon as these had reached their kneeling We places at the sarctnary rail, the clergy entered their in procession and knelt at the foot tif the altar, theli while the choir of sweet female voices intoned for a and sang the beantiful invccation, reni, Crea more for Spiritus. At the close of the hymn the Very Rev. Vicar th General Rouxel turned towards the postulants and addressed them as though he were really taine inspired by the Holy Spirit. Speaking of the and i various steps in life, he congratulated the t young persons before him upon having select- bhnes ed the path of perfection, described its joys un known t, the world at large, and pointed out fant the glorious recompense awaiting those who, Rnbr following the footsteps of the Lamb, would Sand one day share with Him in the unen ding joys of ne of heaven. We can not give all the details of the cerc- same monial, bat tde blessing of the habits the no- al as vices were henceforth to wear, the withdrawal d an of the bridal train to change the trappings of pride for the garb of humility, the return of Phrge the seven humble Sisters in their plain black have dresses, all this was suggestive ti the Christ- most ian heart of those words of the Divine Master Dioce who, being asked by the yooung man what "be Dioce should do to beperfeet,' answered: 'Sell all that Pas thou hast, give it to the poor and follow Me " inde These are the divine words, aotof command- meme ment but of counsel, which move the heasts of Giv so many heroic priectt and meek sisters, to Fees abandon all the vanities of this world for the No en service of t`e poor and the iritation of the Redeemer. The world, of conree, will eecrt and cay that MA, all of this is "upposed to progrese ::n! contrary at St. to reason," but a world within tbhi world- and I the world of Christ, kLuro that what He has in the called the betllr part is well worth the prioe which of scoffs and sneers and strange detraotions. illomi The Sisterhood of St. Joseph, like the great friend Saint whose name they bear-is particularly party the friend and benefsctor of the Christian Mr. Ii family. It is their mission to make true tcomen and - of the daughters of this generation, and to pre- Clara pare for the world itself true and heroic wives nsnall and mothers whose influence will be felt from Rev. age to age, until time shall be no more. assiste A young girl educated by these pious, hum- The cl ble Sisters becomes the treasure of her home, era, , the comfort of her parents and the ornament Prof.. of sooiety. Many a proud and happy husband music to day acknowledges that all the sunshine of The his home and all the musico of his heart, was social gathered and learned in the :lert hballs of St. himsel Joseph's Convent, so that tho world has no sively need to sneer at who t it is pleased to call the The fa foolishness of faith, since it is to purify its is well moral atmosphere, to dignify its sordid char- most aoter, and to adorn and bless its varied homes, has el that the Sistere c " St. Joseph have "eold all," which given it to the poor, and henceforth follow the Orlean IMaster in poverty, obedience, chastity and de. and er votion to lHis creature. feel Mrs. Easby, of Waebington, D.C. died in Wel Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the residence of her son- prospe in-law, Judge Wm. R. Smith, on Sunday, Nov. which 10, 17. The lady was aged about seventy them. years and had been ailing more or less for 1M: many of her latter years, but was so ill the the art two months next preceding her death as to Januat reluire by her bedside day and night the con- 1o t stant attendance of her daughter or grand- migral children. Her death was so calm as to have each a left the attendants in doubt as to the precise tee moment at which she expired. Rev. Father land 11 Hamilton, pastor of the church in Tascaloosa, 37, f ever mindful of the spiritual want, was present China during her last houra, as he had been at Germa stated times before, to administer the 8aora- ing 2.0 mentes of the Charob. Mrs. Easby was a lady Germs: cf distinction and fortune and was a convert Last from the Epiaopal conmmunion. HIer life was retur so usefully sand beauntifatly spent that it could month not bot have ended as it did-aweetly, peace- friends fully, happily, in the arms of those nearest and though deareet to her on earth. May she rest in he left, peace. by the Diocese of atehes. we had To our Venerable BoIrbren. the Clergy ead .e'igioe,. eand our Beaoved Uhildirn. the Laity of the Dioese Spen- f Nathebs makes Dearly Belored--God In His meroy has ended be 1 I the fatal sickness with which He recently vie Earth ited uas. The prayer " For averting mortal sickness" s'reet, will oease on the last Sunday before Advent, Ded the November 4thb. them- For all God's manifestations of His holy Their will, we owe Him thanks, even for His fatherly 8ister chastisement. But we have special reasons to L-now thank Him now. We are gratefol that He has Sis- put an end to the terrible epidemio of yellow Sister fever, which has been s3ourging nus sine the -now middle of August. We are grateful that He hson- has spared entirely various portions of the stasia Diocese; grateful for those a bom He has spared from sickness, and for those whom He into has restored to health. And in behalf of our 'ather dear lamented neighbors, friends, relations bthers and fellow-laborers, who have died, we are 3oete, grateful. too, for the many and abundant mer ,thle- cies He showed them on their bed of death. 1 it the Consequently we direct that daring the last t we re- week before Advent, beginning with Sunday I -S8C; November 24th, at all Masses shall be recited plain the prayers of Thanksgiving, as found at the Koe end of the votive Mass of the Blessed Trinity. r And that on Sunday, November 24th, Bene- .] ed a diction with the Blessed Sacrament be given, a Is of at whatever hour is most convenient; and t1 f the the Litany of the Saints either sang in Latin oc rons or recited in English, conoluding likewise w w of with the above prayer of Thanksgiving. At of And, if we owe thanks to God, we owe them Si der. likewise to all those charitable persons who w den have been God's instruments in lessening our jo ited affliction Lby their generous outpourings of Go the donations for the sick and poor, and by their Gi earnest prayers in our behalf. ich- From the North and the West, and even from the our poor neighbors in various parts of the and South, contributions have been steadily flow full ing in to the various associations for the relief as wy of the at ffirers and to publio c ioor bo -nt To ourself, as Bishop of the Diocese, liberal th oth contributions have been sent, which we have ng bare laid out liberally wherever we found they ea- were needed. What may remain in our hands dot es- we will apply to the benefit of. the many on ax orphans left by the epidemic. to The only return we can make is our prayers. to ug We must offer them for all who have shown ed their charity to our people, whatever channel in ( ir, their contributions may have flowed through. life ed for all; for our brethren in the faith, and still ' more earnestly for those who have not the pig happiness of the faith. The good works of sk or the Centurion, presented to the Son of God by com I the prayers of the Jews (St. Luke, vii. 5), ob. tion ly tained for him the temporal life of his servant eion e and the eternal life of his own soul. ever 0 We direct, then, that in behalf of all our Ni benefactors, all the Clergy, secular and reli- It gious, recite the prayer "Pro vivis aIque de- pioti t funntis," No. 35 in all Masses in which the land Rubrics allow it, for one year, from the first esqu Sunday of Advent, inclusive, until the Advent of Aq of next year. And we direct that during the hel, same time, after every Mass at which the faith- gariu ful assist, be recited three times "Our Father" Wick and "Hail Mary" for our benefactors, and the the Psalm, " Out of the depths," for the souls in wear SPrgatory, recommending especially those that befor have died in this recent epidemic, and who are land, most destitute of friends to pray for them, and the h including the souls of all benefactors of the song. Diocese from the beginning. how Pastors will do well to take the occasion to the 1 induce the faithful t3 learn that Psalm by radia memory. her n Given at Vicksburg, Diocese of Natchez. this tore i Fee s of the Patronage of the Blesied Virgin, any t Novembhr lOth, 1=7S. The t WILLIAM HENRY, the I Bishop of Natchez. their MATRIMONIAL -Last Wednesday evening, in thi at St. Theresa's Church, Mr. John McCloskey land and M:esa Wilhelm.ina Schwartz were united their in the holy bonds of matrimony. The Church, precit which had been magnificently decorated and ories .illominated, was filled by their respective future friends. At six o'clock precisely the bridal all wl party er.tered accompanied by their attendants. A t. Mr. IHugh McCloskey, brother of the groom, Par and Miss Emma Ruoder; Dr. M. Viet and Miss Clara Hassinger. The ceremonies, more than usually impressive, were conducted by the the z Rev. Father P. M. L. Maesardier, who was pe at assisted by the Rev. Father T. J. Kenny. peare The choir, composed of leading amateur sing ere, male and female, under the direction of enmm Prof. J. Wm. Eckert, provided some exquisite tnedo music of a style appropriate to the occasion. te The groom is a young gentleman of extensive girnni social and commercial acquaintance, and is himself the worthy scion of a family exten- forty sively and favorably known in business circles. Sprini The father of the bride, Mr. Joseph Shwartz, Dr. is well-known to this community as one of its tingoi most enterprising and estimable citizens. He od hon has ever been the pioneer in any business tour. which would redound to the benefit of New wasir Orleans, and its inhabitants. HIis means, time made and energetic co-operation have always been media freely contributed in the public interest. y of t We heartily invoke for the happy couple that thusia prosperity which they se truly merit and which which every indication seems to assure for own fi them. IMMIGRATION STATISSTCs -The statistics of of desi the arrivals of aliens at Castle Garden from magni January 1st to October 13th, 1878, show there will be an increase for thefirsa time since 173. days. For the preceding five years a decrease of im migration had been shown by the reports of is each succeeding year. For the last nine months notabl G6;.64 aliens arrived there. Of this number religio there arrived from Germany 20,548, from Ire- lug hi, land 11,777, from England l193, from Sweden, charit 37;0, from Italy 32-3, from Russia 269, from Agos. China 121 and fromJernsalom7, If the statis- lanthri tics for the past thirty-two years are correct andien Germany is slightly ahead of Ireland there be- York, ing 2.OCtO from Ireland and 2 100,000 from tntion Germany. me of Sconntr Last Wednesday HIon. T. Wharton Collens way o1 returned hoEme after an absence cf several ood a months in the Atlantic States. Itis many friends and admirers will regret to learn that Jone though he looks stronger and bet:er than when can ge he left, his health has not been much improved acour by the trip. grand. NBW PUBIOATI"ON"B, 'g s Lirea of he Ai. By Rev. F. I. Weniner, D D., B.J. New York: P. O'Shea. Iended This volume, No. 111, contains not only the ily via. lives of modern saints but also those of tbh Beautified Servants of God. It has also an In. knes" dex to the now complete work. dvent, The records of modern saints are very inter. eating and furnish us with much historical s holy information concerning Japan and the other therly eastern countries. The practical consideratioan ions to are also very instrnotive and many of the brief Ie has sentences startle us with their truth and attn. rellow ality. For instance, when we read : "We live se the in times when almost nothing is sin except at He poverty." of the How true ! A man may be guilty of almost e has every crime in the Decalogue, bat if he be rich, *m He there is no holding back of respect and consid. f our eration on the part of his fellow-men. Noterls tions is sin arceptporerty! a are A man may violate his duties as a husband mer- and father, may be living in open disregard of th. God's commandments and in open defiance of a last the laws of morality ; but if be can control a oday little money or influence a little trade, there is cited no sin visible to the eyes of the world. Sthe Such men, as long as they have money, will nity. receive the world's bow and the world's hand. lone- shake; but when they become beggars as well ven, as sinners, then the world will despise both and their rage and their vices, and suddenly be ati coming blind to their poverty, will prove wise wide awake to their foul and loathsome career. If Christians would read the Lives of the hem Saints more frequently, they might learn in who what sin truly consists, besides acquiring a our just appreciation of that condition called by Gof od's servants, holy poverty ! heir God the Teacher ofAfankisd. By Michael Muller, C.SS.B. New York: Benziger Brothers. New Orleans: C. D. Eider. rem This work of the learned and zealons Father Mow Muller is as interesting as it is Instructive, and lief as beautiful as it is solid. The aim of the book, which is implied in the title, is to show ral us has one and is still doing for the salvation of mankind. It is a book that ey we all need, for we all need to learn the won Sderfnl lessons of that great Teacher who will one day be our Judge also. The whole work ny is an explanation cf the Apostle's Creed, and re. to show how exhaustively each subject is Ws treate4, we find that the First Article; I beliere el in God, comprises over two hundred pages, and el the Twelfth Article which is the last, "and ill life everlasting" comprises nearly one hundred pages. Father Muller seems never to weary of his task to enlighten souls, and as one of those oY commissioned by Our Lord "to teach all na b- tions," he is ever foremost in the work and ever zealous in its performance. Picturesque Ireland. Be John Savage, LL. D. ar New York: Thomas Kelly. i- It seems like tautology to prefix the word p- picturesque to that of Ireland, for is not Ire e land the very synonym of all that is ptctnr it eaque and fair f Are not such spots as the vale t of Avoca, the lakes of Killarney, the rook of Cas e hel, the caves of Ballybunian, the bay of Glen I- gariff, the shores of the Shannon, the valley of " Wicklow, suggestive merely in name, of all e the grace and loveliness that nature ever wears f But Mr. Savage has done well to place t before the eye those exquisite scenes of Irish a landscape which have been made familiar to I the heart by the historian's pen and the poet's song. He has done well to show to the world how beautiful Ireland is, how truly she merits the title of "Gem of the Sea," and how her radiance captivates all those who look upon her until, like Macaulay, they exclaim in rap tore and astonishment : "I never in my life saw any thing so beautiful!" The illustrations in Picturesque Ireland are of the highest order of merit, most artistic in their design and execution and most faithful in their delineations. For those to whom Ire land means home and birttplace and land of their forefathers, this book most be a rare and precious treasure, awakening tenderest mem ories of the past and yearning hopes for the future; but it must also prove a rich treat to all who love Nature and are able to sppreciate A t. PZRsonaL.--We had the pleasure last Thurs day, of meeting the Rev. Father Meersobhasert, the zealous pastor of Ocean Springs, who was on a brief visit to this city. His robust ap pearance and hearty laugh prove that the ex cellent effects of his trip to Europe early in the summer were not entirely dissipated by the onerous and painful duties upon which he en tered immediately on his return, about-the be ginning of September, when the yellow fever first became epidemic along the Coast. Of the forty or fifty victims of the fever at Ocean Springs only seven were residents of the place. Dr. Augunete Capdovielle, one of our most die tingoished and sucoessfol physicians, return ed homo last week, from an extended European tour. At the time the fever broke out here he was in Fracce and, much to his regret, had made suhob engagements as prevented his im mediate return. The Dictor speaks eloquent ly of the splendor of the Exhibition and on thusiastioally of the prosperity of Franoe, which, like all true Creolde, he loves next to his own fair native State, but the topics which seem to give freeet szope to his fine powers of description were the surpassingo beauty and magnificence of Loordes where he spent several days. It is no less pleasant than curious to find nso notable an expounder of nineteenth.coentory religion as Dean Stanley, of Westminster, find ing his ideal of charitable organizations in the charitable institutions of the Catholic Middle Ages. " The wonderful benevolence and phi lanIthropy," said he, a few days ago, to an audience of Presbyterian clergymen in New York, "which have been exhibited in the insti tutions I have visited are snbch as to remind me of the medieval benefactions of European countries." Sometimes persons of the Dean's way of thinking speak and write as if nothing good existed in what they call the "Dark Ages." Jones, through the lather, "Strange, I never can grow a good beard, and yet my grandfather bad one three feet long." Hair-dresser. ''Can't aount for it, sir, nnlems you take after your grandmother."