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NEW ORLEANS. SUNDAY. AUGUST 2, 186&
un.. ... Augut 2-St. tephen, Pope and MaJtyr.
..... August 3-In-l en. Relics ot. Stephen.
_e.day.....Augst _L 1frsfif Religious.
ednesday.. August -Feast ef Our Lady of the eow.
Thursday .....August -- st of the Transguratioen.
tritdey .......Aug t 7-8t. Oaete, Religions.
SattuY ....August 8-St. CyrasdCompaaion Martyrs.
Previously published ............................4n7 95
First Comrmunion Children, of St. Mary'
Church, Carrelts ................1... 1 50 -
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for which we return thanks.
FRUvIT.--lr. Cloud, of $t. Charles street,
so well known in former years for the ex
cellence and variety of his fruit, is now
dispensing the most luscious peaches seen
in this market for many yeares, and, what is t
quite important, at reasonable p1rices. "We
bought our bix--4 n this is no mere puff. n
ACKNOWLEDllME. Tr.-We have received
the Thirteenth Annual Catalogue of St.
Mary's Academy, Notre Dame Indiana, foro
the academic year 1867-68. This well- t
known educational establishment is located It
at South Bend, Indiana, and we hope to
have an early opportunity of referring to it 1
more a.t large.
DRAYMENrsn'bEnOCrtATIC CLUB.--A notice
in another column will attract the attention I
of mn implrtant body f citizens. Partisan t
p.litlics we eschew-but consider it no de- i
viation firoi our rules to say, that it is not
.lly the right but the duty of every quail
fied poison to eneroise privileges which de- "
Volve upon him as a member of society. li
Not:only so, but to asociate and concen
-trant opinion and action in stuth a manner
as will best accord with the conscientious f
views entertained and the end songht to be
accomplished. None can do so more intel- a
ligently than the public-spirited body £
named above. ti
AstUNMnwe AT BILOxZ.--Our readers e
will find elsewhere a detailed statement of h
proceedings to be had at Biloxi, commen
cing this evening, and to be continued j4
throughout the week, for the benefit of the o
Catholic church at that point. A fair will tl
--e in active operation during the whole o.
time, with all its various amusements and
attractions, so well calculated to while ti
away the summer leisure of Lake-shore t
But the calni enjoyment of this peaceful vi
sociability will be varied_on Thursday by p
quite a tempest of excitements. Thursday cl
will be a grand day for Biloxi, with its re
gatta in the morning and its charming con- c
cert and brilliant theatricals for the evening. p
Mr. Theo. Von LaHache is charged' with
the arrangements for the concert, which is I
to be both instrumental and vocal, while 11
the New (i-'launs Dramatic Relief Associai
.iot will ex,.;t tlicir talent and cxpcricen.
r,, delight the I't'blic with theatricals
Ilv~t' i'v, tha;. I..i'.d~v,' V( , t,. - I'"
The Boston Investigator.
so Our attention has been calied to a weekly
paper, of the above -title, published in
"Boston, Massachusetts," and especially to
l its number issued on the 22d niult., contain
s ing an article styled " Catholicism, its-ee
signs and Remedy." From a cursory glance
over one or two of its pages, it is evident
that the '"' Universal M3ental Liberty," to
which it claims to be devoted, means Athe
ism. It openly advocates Infidelity by
as name, it'speaks superciliously of Protestant
ism as being tpinted more or less with Cath
t olicity, fn all its various "shades of opinion,
,d from Deism to Episcopacy," and blasphem
, ously alludess to "the crowning absurdity
- of impossibilities, the Holy Trinity."- That
a- is the statues of the Boston Inuestigator.
Is such a sheet or are any of its artioles wor
thy of notice ? This was a question difficult
to decide in the affirmative, but considering
that it is a handsomely printed paper, that
Sit has enjoyed the paving petronage of the
" Hub " through more than twenty-seven
volumes, that it represeats a school large
enough to support two other-co-laborers In
the same cause,-the Liberal and the True
Radical, and that some of its pattgraphs
are quite suggestive, we have thought that
a few selections might be interesting as
curiosities from a field unknown to most of
The object of the article above referred to
is to form an anti-Catholic fusion of Infidels
and Protestants. The In restigator has found
out that the Catholic Church is no better
than she ought to be, and wants to be in
- But how shall we arrest this monstrous foe,
breathing her bold and bloody designs, con
cocting her treason, maturinl her strength, 1
and tilling the atmosphere ot liberty with poi
son and lpestitence
Without waiting for a reply from the In- I
dependent or other slow coaches of old fogies I
who are behind the age, it informs them it
self, thereby showing that the implied def
erence to their wisdom was merely ironical.
Here's the solution: 1
In union is stre.ngth. As a similar fate awaits 1
all Protestants and all lunideli. let them organ
ize on a platftorm which shall embody universal
toleratiuon, free discussion, anlld untranmmeled I
liberty of speech.
"" Give the Devil his due." Nothing can
be fairer than this remedy. If Infidels will
condesceud to coalese with Protestants,
whom they accuse of harboring certain
"' vestiges of superstition," Catholics have
no right to object to the " union" or its 1
resulting " 'trength." The universal tole
ration, free discussion and untrammeled
liberty of speech, provided for, are all that
we ask. The very next sentence, however,
to the one quoted, is calculated to raise a
misgiving as to our interpretation of its
meaning. It continues :
Adopting the policy of Catholicism, thle is- c
tice of wltch she bas acknowledged in her
practice, and which she cannot condemn with
out condemning her history and principles, let v
them take adequate means for removing all
Catholics, from political, civil, penal, chari
table, educational, and secular positions, for s
abolishing all ecclesiastical revenues, for pro- t
hibit ing all conveats and churches from having
dangeoens, for obliging all religious edifices to P
keep their recesses open to the inspectign of
the putlvic, for requiring all nuns to have the
undoul,ted liberty" of leaving their abode at t
I pleasure, for imposing oaths of office and of
naturalization which ahall effectually prevent
aoly person from holding a governmental posi
tion, or any foreigner frobecoiming natural- t
ized, who believen in the supremacy of the
Pope, or in his lower to absolve from the obli- C
gation of oaths, or who disbelieves in equal re- I
ligious rights, or universal toleration; for ee
tablishing the same cenmorlhip over the press
respecting Catholicism that Rome has estab- a
lished in Italy respecting Protestantism; and
for maintaining it so long as she maintains
hers ; for adopting every judicious and honor- &
able method to prevent the Church of Rome t
from repeating in our country the horrors of
her past history, and at the same time protect- t
mg her,in the exercise of her mode of worship
and the free discussion of her principles; and
for uniting every Infidel and Protestant speaker a
and writer in one voice to utter a pel aof moral
thunder in the ear of America, whichlhall re
verberate along every vale, and be echoed by f
every mountain, till every freeman be startled
from his slumber, and home is fettered in
We think no Catholic could reasonably ob- c
ject to being removed from the penitentiary ti
or other "penal position," but we confess Ii
that it is not perfectly clear to us why the 11
other disabilities to be visited on Catholics
would be necessary to " niversal tolera- h
tion." The Church of Rome is to be "pro- f
tected in the exercise of her mode of wor
ship" if she can get along without any re
venues, and in the "free discussion of her i
principles" after her children are disfran- 5
chised for holda them. n
The In-castigator sees a few practical and I
constitutional difficulties in the way of its n
plan. but disposes of them as follows: C
But is a union of Intidels and Protestants
practicalble? It appars rational to hope it is. a
as their iuterest is xd,'ntical anlid tlheir daniger y
colnion. In every laa-td where religiaous liberty
has triumpheld, it has leenu acemaplishal el. Are 5i
SAmerican freeman lsh.s tolerant and cmproiis
aigthanl European freelnaa have heena? It seems
It ;l t'o they hav.- ucitedl like ahIanad of bro- g
h,.,' iu sulr.essing thi, great r'b'llioa, aad 1j
I It tr that the . .stitution guarantees
ttt udaitit,.nal rilirg1 tiot freaadInt, to all. ihtt the i
( 'athla-.ic (alaiLr-.h is laot nt reaigiiu, but a poli- p]
tictal insaalt titatau a 1act u lsubtantti'at,-t hic lr
jill- ,,,,i~tla,,-- -it, n ,i a. t,,..-..- "
ev, and Infidelity have no rights where she is
tr mpaut ; that when she acquires the fiu
-y 11 strength she will punish them as
crime that she mer@ly endures religious free
dom uu1l she can subvert it; and when she
o commands . majority, it is at an end. Let
SProtestants'tudnd elas, then, unite upon some
judicions andlefficient platfowrm, and as they
" have the numeeical strength, they can control
Sthe Government bed shape the coauntry at will,
iand in 1900 wreak, upon Catholicismtu, if she
t provokes it, the fulfillnent of herown prophecy.
,The first thing we remark in all of this is
the" supposed harmony between Infidelity
y and Pietestantism. Is the seciability of the
SInaestigastqr reciprocated .bIy". Protestants?
SLet everyi Protestant pit the ueetion to
Shimself, whether he does nut fle ore fra
Sternal sympathy with avowed Infide ethan
' with Catholies, more toleration for-Infideli
t ty than for Catholicity ? Then let him re
member that Catholicity at least recognizes
God, while Infidelity, as he understands it,
it is Atheism, and reflect on tle jindications
g to be found in such a sympathy.
S Another reflection that forces itself on
n one in reading the above extracts is the ex
cessive timidity on the part of truth and
a reason, their extreme alarm at meeting er
e ror in an open field. What ! Now they
Shave a clear majority of four or five to one,
Smeeost of the intelligence, and nearly all the
Swealth of the country, besides the whole
f weight of social influence on their side and
the serious discrimination of State legisla
tures against Catholics, especially on the
question of schools, and yet they tremble !
Where is the potency of their truth, which
r must call in legislative aid to keep down
error t They say Catholicity will persecute
them when it gets thle majority, but how
can Catholicity get that majority when they
have the "free discussion," which is all
they want to convince the world, and such
an immense majority by way of a good
Sstart. Supposing that Catholics would per
secute them if once in the ascendant, why
should that create any dread, when they
have every opportunity to annihilate that
sect of darkness in an open field and with
the full light of open day revealing its su
perstitions and errorsI ?
One of the most remarkable features of
this article is the astounding assertion that
the Catholic religion is not a religion at
all, that it is, in reality, a political orgafiiz
ation. Two hundred millions of Catholics
throughout the world, in every nation and
under every clime, go through the solemn
forms of divine worship from early child
hood to old age, their infancy sanctified
with the waters of baptism, their maturity
hallowed with the sacrament of matrimony,
their dying bed changed by the last rites of
the Church into an altar, whereon the ex
piation of death is offered tofGod, and in
His name their mortal remains borne amid
the anguish of grief-stricken mourners to
consecrated ground; yet it is all mere pre
tense, a clever mimicry of worshiping God,
while, in reality, it conceals a vast political
organization. The mourners laugh in their
sleeve, the praying meditate treason on
their knees. Sisters of Charity pretend to
perform acts of religious abnegation around
the sick opuch, while they are really poll
tical emissaries; Catholic citizens and sub
jects fight enthuslastleally and die bravely
for countries to which they falsely profess
to be loyal, and vast churches, at countless
cost and saerifice, are built and ornamented
to carry out the fare of a religion which is
only a cloak for political ends. Generation
a'W generation passes away in the same
pretense of a religion which is not a reli
gion, and in the same real effort for a poli- 1
tical organization,_which never gets nearer
to a consummation of its schemes.
Our author speaks of American Infidels
and Protestants uniting to put down the
great rebellion. Why, if it had not been
for the Irish and German Catholic .soldiers
in the Northern armies, General Lee would
have opened recruiting offices in New York
city. Yes, the Catholic citizens of each see
tion were true to the section in which they
lived and met one another in deadly con
flict under thili different banners.
The cr-of perseoution against the Church
has beenecently heard in much more in
fluential quarters than the sanctum of the
Boston 7Iarestigator, and from smaller begin
nings than this the great anti-slavery agi
tation grew until it burst over the land in a
storm of destruction. But, if we mistake
not, the day for open persecution of Catho
lics in this country is past. All govern
ments must secretly know that their
Catholic subjects or citizens are taught
loyalty to the government, whatever
may be its form, as a religious duty.
The Church does not interfere in the
slightest particular with the legitimate
duties and prerogatives of the seccular
government, whether it be orthodox, here
tic. infidel, or pagan. On the contrary.
in every case, it throws the sanction of reli
gion around the loyalty of the citizen, ev'n i
as it insists on the obedience of children to
parents whose tenets may be of the amne
varied character. Persecutions have taken
place in Catholic countries, but it wav al- i
s ways in. opposition to the teaching of the
SChurch, and only. because the leaders of
such persecutions were bad Catholics. In
et a popular form of government, where all
e could be heard, it: couid never happen.
With or without persecution, however,
j, Catholicity must soon be the predominant
e religion in America. The" enthusiasm of
Protestantism is dead forever, and Infidelity
never had any. Our new continent is under
y the patronage of the Immaculate Concep
e tion,.and the light of the beautiful Morning
Star will not take long to usher in aJloud
o less day.
n r City Finances.
- There seems to be a general movement
- at last, among all parties interested, for
a completely retiring city money from the
t, market, as the lrest indispensable step
Is toward a healthy conditionf the finances.
The existence of. this money orks great
n harm in various ways. As long is it is
. extant, contractors will base their calcula
d tions and bids upon the supposition of be
Sing forced to take it or nothing for pay
ments. The city persists in taking it for
dues, in fact, the courts have compelled
e her to do so, therefore it is impossible for
e her to receive anything else, or to have
I anything else to pay out.
Again, great uneasiness exists in the
B public mind as to the actual amount of this
I indeterminate indebtedne'. No one can
· possibly form any calculation on the sub
ject, except .from the vaguest conjec
, This in itself is very/damaging to the city
credit. People want to know the worst at
1 But the worst effect of this paper cur
rency is the total bankruptcy it produces
I in the city treasury. Nothing else will
be paid in, s long as it exists on its pres
ent footing, and as it cannot be paid out
again, the treasury is left literally without
one dollar to meet current expenses. The
eflect of this on teachers, the police and
other employees, who depend on their
salaries for the support of their families,
is most disastrous. The city cannot pos
sibly borrow anything, for she will have
nothing lhut city money with which to pay
of' even the interest accruing on her bonds.
Now, that the treasury has at last come
to a dead lock, through the honesty of Mr.
Mount, who will not violate the law and
pay out city money, at the risk of ruining
his bondsmen, the public begins to see its
folly in insisting upon the treasurer's get
ting "nothing but city money. The very
parties who were loudest in asserting that
a refusal to receive it .for taxes would be
repudiation, can now see very clearly tliat
it is not repudiation. YBecause a man is
unable to settle his account at the moment,
and gives his obligation for future pay
menrt, is it repudiation ? No one pretends '
so. The city is really unable at the mo- C
ment, though amply able in future, to pay
her debts, and those bills called cityinoney t
are nothing but ordinary -debts. To re
quire the instant payment 't them in
preference to her othet debts, by compen
sating them against taxes, is to starve :the
city as a municipal government; it is vir t
tually to arrest her functions, 4'd leave us
without any city government.. VWhen the F
question tuiiduced to this issue, common
sense must understand it at last. P
Hence, we now see. various propositions o
for the collection of city dues in greenbacks,
and for the funding of city money in bonds, P
bearing a certain rate' of interest. If the
Legislature can at last see the necessity of
either abrogating the municipal govern-_
ment entirely, ..or of permitting it to A
collect taxes in money which can be sed
for necessary expenses, the whole vexed
question of city money vanishe like an evil
dream. Everybody will then be willing
and anxious to exchange such paper for
bonds. A clause prescribing all of it out- iI
standing after one year, will effectually put 31
a period to all frauidulent re-issuing of it 5
after being oncepaid in. - -
In the meantime, instead of being at
forty per cent. discount, the bonds bought "
with it, their interest being regularly paid
every six months, will soon rise to par, and
city credit will be completely restored. T
Let no poor person holding city money be ni
deluded into selling It at the present rates, ci
if he sees any prospect of getting bonds for a
it. From the first he can raise money6ti tl
those, if necessary, by depositing them as T
collateral security, and he will probably T
soon see them rapidly rising in the market.
ST. JOSEPH'S PAROCHIIAL SCHOOL., GRETNA. w
We very much regret our inability to attend tl
the annual exhibition of this establishment, tc
which took place last Thursday and Friday
evenings. The rains are so constant in I
their visits, yet so irregular in their hours, ,.
that it is qluiteJazardous to venture so far i
as Crctna for :an evening's Entertainment. B
WVe hope. however, to he fullisled lby some i
more foutunate friend with an account of
th, proceedings, for ijn.ertion in our next i
The Water Works.
For a montt or two,-an examination into
the value of the Water-works has been pro
greasing, under the charge of a committee
of experts, chosen by the city, on the one
t part, and the company on the other. Ac
cording to legislative provision in charter
ing the company, the city# in choosing such
experts and submitting the question for
r their examination, is bound by their award.
There is no emaapipgecompliatce with their
5 decision, if honestly given, for the State
legislation on the point is positive. The
award fixes, as a fair valuation, the price
of two millions of dollars, to be given by
t the city for all the property of the com
r pany, except the office, on Dryades street.
This award met with little favor..on the
p part of some of the city authorities, on the
-ground that, at the ruling rate of the stock,
t as quoted in the market, all the shares
could be purchased for about one million of
dollars. The question before thee experts,
- however, was not to ascertain what the
- stock was worth as a commercial ventuire,
r in view of profits to be realised, but what
I the material of the company was worth in
r its actual value and in the labor repre
a sented in its present condition. They re
port that the pipes. under ground are in an
excellent state of preservation, and, at their
a past rate of oxydation, sheald last some
Sseventy years longer.
At any rate, whether their estimate be
correct or not, the Council could see no
way of escapingfrom the obligation created
t by their award, and have authorized the
Mayor to take possession of the property
which had already been tendered by the'
s company. At the same time, he. was di
1 rected to appoint a committee of seven
citizens, with one superintendent, to con-4
, duct the working of the property until the
Council should take further and more per
manent ation on the subject.
The first question that will present itself
r in settling upon a permanent mode of con
troling these works is, whether they ought
to be carried on by the municipal govern
ment through its immediate employees, or
farmed out to the highest bidder apd con
ducted by private enterprise.
Considering the fixed policy of the city.
suggested and confirmed by reason and
experience, to favor the contract system,
wherever practicable, in preference to di
rect municipal control, and remembering
the storm of indignation that has followed
the violation of that policy, in the recent
proceedings of Mr. Baker, late Street Com
missioner, we should. suppose and hope
that there can be but little contest over
If you want the duties carelessly per
formed, economy laughed at, collections
neglected, the.whole thing -made a source
of private annoyance and public expense,
instead of comfort to the citizen and profit
to the city, then create a nest of officers to
neglect their'daty, on the ground that they
Will make as much by doing nothing as by
diligence aad energy. If the use of the
works is farmed out by the year,-their con
trol upon prineiplesof economy, accommo
.datio and emhdeticy becomes a matter of
private enterprise and 'private interest.
The public will be far better served, the
nmanager of -the works will earn their in
come, and the. .ity will ieeive into her
treasury whatever amoont of profits the
property can fairly yield.
A CARn.-We have received a card from
Sister Mary Agnes, of. the Infants' Orphan
Asylum, acknowledging the receipt of
$2953, proceeds of performance at Varieties
Theatre. Being too late for insertion in
thlisnumber, the cord will be published in
full next week.
TEN DAYvs.--ow much'may be accomplished
in a day! How much more in ten days ?
Messrs. J. A. Braselman & Cq., Nos. i5i and
5 Magazine street, corner of St. Andrew, in
form the public that they_ave deferred for ten
days taking an inventory of their stock, during
which t;mo they will dispose of their various
goods at greatly reduced prices. One day well
spent is an event in an ordinary life-ten of
such days would mark an era in a century.
The ladies have now an opuortunity for the
number of days heading this article to pur
chase dry goods at such low prices as will
make them as remarkable in our chronology as
the Olympic period was in the annals of Greece.
Thnus, Xenophon would say-the retreat of the
Ten Thousand happened in the 149d Olympiade
--so a lady of our time may say: "My cherub,
Augustus, was born during, the Ten Days
which Brasoiman & Co. made memorahIh, by
the tmnparalleled bargains with whi'h tbhey si
tounded thi- lItdy public."
SPEC(I.,L NiTIo'E. - Thle lellelncrs , the
Htilprnianll Bt-nevulent Aqssociatin w. 1 - ,,
by a lotice ill n.hother aollllll. tll t .I :1 ,- t
ing will hc held at the hall of thd Ci.'- i:-u
Blrotheirs. Fouhll'·i -lr.2t t. -,,i Tit e " ,la. 1.:t: 4:t,
inrt.. at ihalf-,nst 7 ,'cl,-k.
The -gricultuiral lR'lport -istill.lat :the
increase in corn 'cu.llltllure at two million liv'
hundred tlhouan~ d acre.