Rev. Father Kelly, pastor of St. ' Thomas' church, who has been absent ! in the East for nearly two weeks, returned to the city on the late train last evening. His mission east was one of eombined pleasure and business. He flrst visited some warm, personal friends, of the clergy, near Troy, N. Y., tlie town in which is situated the seminary where he completed his theological studies. After enjoying the mountain air for a week, he visited the claásic towns Of New Haven and Cambridge, where he learned from his friends of the priesthood in these towns where Yale and Harvard are situated, the best means adapted for successfully caring for the spiritual welfare of the students of the Catholic faith. In the meantime, the generous and noble-spirited ladies of the parish, wishing to make comfortable the home of a deserving shepherd of his flock, after collecting a respectable sum of money from among the more liberal of the congregation, appointed Mrs. David Rinsey, Mrs. Ambrose Kearney, and Mrs. Martin Seabolt, ladies ever ready to assist in a good work, a committee to purchase the articles most necessary to make the Rev. Fr. Kelly's house worthy of the name. The ladies succeeded admirably and Fr. Kelly gratefully acknowledges the pleasant surprise that awaited his return.