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After oigh omsi , the prelate iln give the P Bnediction, to which is attaihed the pie amty indulgence for those who shall comply withthe ordinaey conditions. QUARTEh TECsES OF SU Mrit.-y Thir Quarter Tenses, which are always observed h is trch.oost week, wil take place on sWednesday, 3d, Friday, 5th, and Saturday, "the of June next. On these days absti _ce|is of obligation on all Catholics,and r the young, who are of suientale age. T 'ThA notcwt.--We are glad to be able am aanounce thre complete success of the agesat at St. Alphonsus Hall. Theh hall was completely flled, ad hundreds ofl Setr had been s soeld wihich weae not pre -aired at the deor. The musical entertain- t r hat proaled to be as delightful as wasi aicipated from the character of the coin .aositon and thie reputation of the a per f(oriners. -f h o e ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS.-COR .jinstiosa.-On Thursday, 21st inst., Feastk Snthe Ascension, tlr e Most Rev. Archbishop tlufirmed two hundred and thirty-one per as . at the Church of the Trinity, Third District. On lost Snnday, 24th, the Most R1ev. Archbishop confirmed, at thu Church s.the Iuaculate Conception, twoh undred re ipient . Theventy-nione personse of very aifste y ie great number of adults. ST. 'PATIIICK'S.-Jihe Month of Mary hav ig been observed with great devotion in this church, the terminating ceremonies ' oaght natleslly to be of corresponding in p5essiveness; consequently, Father Flana Shas mof thde all arrangements for closing e month this evening iFathers amost brlliant ad charming tribute to the Queen of An Sher statundredill be crowned wionth all .the nclt of lighhts, flowers, music, and the g9mA tributes of hundreds of loving hearts. 'Th re vnriou associations which made to take ong the remain theder, ceremthonie will assemble in tblye dutchnlh ait half-past five in the evening, thought service will not comuceoce until six r'a31ock. It will devolve on the"".$it. Aloysius Society of ounig Ladies tI crow-n the statuey of their convertd Mother, aftrer continuallyro ig brought r hointor. onthe duChurch withrou as aill Ie otler appropf this a etails, Ord ter. Uipnedbttio,, of the Blessed SacrtmnrT. La holy zeal of this most efficient Order. The ZetB of '"''lE3P . , : -haiposa. . f t11 a*,, ; -- -ad*ty ael ne awe. naly to prcUmd study and exoesptioa inatellets. antgpded for thq wholehU3ma5gf i04 I simple as wellasthewise, children a el asW it is t scence of love. The intellect is Sneee to it only as a channel to the hear gllence;.in the Church, its doctrines, and practices, we ind that the beantifal 2 holds a prominent position. The beauty of ,. the physical world graces her altars with Sflowers and precious stones and. blazing lights; the beauty of music, half physical, as appealingto the senses, and half spiritual, s identifying itself so intimately with the A soul, rolls along her aisles and ills her a. sanctuaries with melody; -the beauty of the spiritual word, withits love, and its high est flights of sentiment, is recognised, pu Srifled, and ennobled in her myriad romances of devotio;._ God is beauty: why should noT-Cjiitf-ilipoem t The chief figure of this poem, aside from the throne,-the heroine of the romance is Mary. So far as creation is considered, everything of grace, of beauty, of lovell l. ness, centres upon her lpham th.-resotor himself has selected as the Sower of our race. Every ideal of gentleness and truth _terminates in Mary. Every generation has called her blessed, and not in vain, mean ingless words only. They come to her feet o with their tears in sorrow,-in joy, with smiles and flowers. The whole month of smiles and flowers, the beautiful month of May, has been ded icated to herby the partiality of her chil r dren. To-day, it is closing for this-year. I You Who hare beie negligent of her shrines - so far, at least decorate them with the flow ers of your hearts at the elose. You who have only tears to'give, go to her in confi dence. She can only smile to-day. Mr. Duruy's Wise Women. Some of our readers may not know, or - remember, thata certain Mr. Duruy is min i ister of public instruction In France, and, as such, has recently startled the Trench people with an extraordinary scheme for the better edcatiagof their dughters. Mr. Durny, in his official, capacity, has been greatly exercised in spirit over the inferior intelligence of the French females. Basing his whole fabric, in fact, upon the proposi tion that solid education is unknown among the womeh of France, he has announced a scheme for the education of young ladies, which has been received with an indignant protest throughout the length and breadth of the land. Indeed, Mr. Pnrny appears to have but one staunch friend in the matter, and that is the emperomrhimself, who may, therefore, not unreasonably be suspected of being the august author of the scheme. So extravagant are the follies and crudities of the plan, that, on no other hypothesis than that of imperial paternity, could it obtain the serious consideration and excite the alarm that has followed its announcement. ' UnfortunAtely for Mr. Duruy's scheme, the Right Rev. Bishop Dupanloup, of Or leans, in his published 'comments on it, de nies totally the truth of the premise on - which all is built. He says that forty years of close attention on his part to the subject of education, have convinced him that solid education to an eminent degree is to be found liberally bestowed upon the women of France; and that officials whose business it is to celebrate marriages or grant licenses for them have remarked a general superi ority of women over men in point of edu cation. The details of the plan are as faulty as its excuse is'Tidse. Mr. Duruy proposes that young ladies from fourteen to eighteen years of age, shall no longer be instructed by accomplished and holy nuns, acquiring along with science, the accomplishments, the refinement and the modesty of their own.sex, nor yet by learned and discreet men, chosen and approved by watchful parents, but by the gay and firee-thinking Sstudents of the higher institutions. Like true children of the commune, daughters of Sthe civil regiment, the Hotel-de-Ville is to Sbe their rendez-vous for instruction ; they a will attend classes at the mayor's office or Sother apartments in the city hall. Thus, Sbesides mere scholastic learning, they will ihe able to pick up considerable knowledge - of thie world as seen at police parades and x aout recorders" courts. It is true, some I old ladies might I14 prudish enough to Slheiitatte tlbout thie lpropriety of all this, but t-then Mr. Duruy kindly accords them )f permission to go along with their daugh i ters or send a duenna,-if they are rich e enough. To make it all in keeping, the ex ir hibitions are to be as public as possible, and . in country places, the graduating exercises , are to be held in conjuuction withl cattle fatirs. L Then, these young ladies, afttr having h flirted-with their philosophlic young profes sors, studied hunma nature in the purlieus miring+, . h. rartsi jooe, U . uo. t qpl , l u w; leua as w,'weR They will then be aabi`tq #k their abhaes. for Sepaulettes sofgeneral or the srbs of a senator. This ma bob ab)olj stroke etmin I Jteri policyto ina~uese the citie i1ry forcea of the empy rec awhile; a east, beat the general impressiba azmeaq ihe male sex will be that it will 'make the women too much like men. So many are the absurdities of detail which Bishop Dupanloup has ben obliged to expose in this system, that he has forgot ten to note the only redeeming trait about it-its wonderful interest in the welfare of womankind. Mr. Duruy separates from the i Church; he therefore represents the world. The spirit of the world, in times pest, was not so -eonsiderate- of woman's interests. a Her condition, when taken under the pro f tection of Christianity, did riot speak-well for the magnanimity of Mr. Durny's prede cessors. Christianity found her in degrada tion and raised her to honor-in slaveryand gave her equality. It found her intelligence despised and condemned to darkness; it oured the light of education upon her mind, and gave her every intellectual opportunity thamt man enjoys. But the spirit of the world, represented by Mr. Durny, is not satisfied. Remorse for former shortcomings has seized-it,-and now--aneouince itself a champion where it had been a tyrant;,. champion, too, against the negleet of a de voted and partial mother. Woman's edu cation is neglected by the Church; Mr. Du ray is the humane regenerator that shall put Christisnity tothe blush; Now, if Satan, the arch-enemy of Eve and her daughters, should be determined, as he is, to continue on his warfare against them, it would certainly be to his interest to deprive them of the protection of the Church-to take them oat of the hands of their real friend. 'the most natural wsyto do thatwould be to assume for himsef add ,his allies a still higher tone of friendship towards them. He would become an angel of light-intellectual light. He would inspire his human co-op erators with a burning zeal in woman's be half,a wonderful solicitude for her improve ment, a saddening anxiety about her ne glectedtcondition. Even supposing that he may not have adopted that ruse in this case, and that Mr. Durny, and other 'ultra pro gressionists, may not be unquestionably his instruments, still, we think that woman might well be excused for shrisiking in dis trust from these new apostles of woman's rights with the exclamation, "Save me from my friends;" "Timseo Daeaos et dose ferestes." This scheme is undoubtedly, however, a development of the modern phase of per secution-indirect coercion. Open force has long since failed-utterly failed to ar rest the progress of the Church. First came violence, even to death, but the blood of the martyrs was found to be the most prd lific seed of the Church. Then the tactics of irreligion, profltingby discomfiture, grew less and less truculent,. but more and more crafty. Death having no terror, impover iabPient and ruin weretried.. Expatriation, confiscation, fines, every mode of appealing to avarice in order to enforce the attendance of adults at the conventicles of the perse cutors, and of children at their schools, were essayed in a constantly increasing scale of skill and refnement in cruelty. In vain. Even nature -assisted faith against this bungling adversary. Man nat urally revolts against force, and is more and more alienated by oppression. Persecution has thus, at length, found that to be suc cessful it must be hidden. It must attack faith singly, without making nature its ally. Hence, all these high-flown generalities of modern days about public education, this desperate determination in the cause of pub lic schools among all nationalities, imperial or republican, whether under the inspira tion of religion or of heresy. Necessity must force parents to abandon the fgith and morality of their children to chance, while the persecutor dodges the odium by bland ly telling them to send the children where they please. But as faith is no coward, so it is no fool. The Church can neither be frightened nor deceived. This hidden persecution has been understoo4 from the first, by those who were on the watch, and before long its cunning device will be universally recog nized iand despised. The novelty of Mr. l)u rny is but an application of the same strata gem. new only in its higher flight of auda city. Hlie and his set may not know, posi tively, that they are the tools of an evil spirit, but this they ought to know, that neither he nor they can ever prevail against the Church. The Evil One knows that well enough, but in the commotions which he stirs up bymeans of bad men, he is sure of catching some prey, if it should only be his own friends. St. Jmsp' f ourth of July Ps'rtvl. We'agala eal attton to the proposed r up under the auspiges at S. Joseph' parish. I As will be seem from an advertiaqeent in our columns to-day, the chief ageney in promoting the movement is the Ple-aie SAssociation of that parish. The publio spirit and businse-like action of that body are worthy of all oommendation. TheFourth of July, intended fok a national festival, generally pioves to be a national curse. 1 Drunkenness, dissipation, and rowdyismn are the usual order of the day, producing t their unfailing crop of accidents and disas f ters These gentlemen think the day worthy of honorable commemoration by the whole s population,. and they have made their ar rangements in such a manner as to seeure these two.asentisls: first, that it shall be I really a festival; and secondly, that it shall be an orderly and "well-conducted one. Families will' be present with a perfect I sense of security and propriety. Ladies and children will be as much at home as though at a private pic-nie. It is announced aM a Catholic demonstration and re-union, though this means simply in regard to its control, for no one is. excluded from the invitation to be present because he is a non-Catholic. It is also identified with St. Joseph's parish only as having originated there,while it is confidently hoped thatthou sands will be present from other parishes. A perusal of the list of inducements set forth in the advertisement will satisfy any one that there will be no disappointment in th-matter of amusements. Independent of all else, the game of football will be worth the whole price of admission. It must be remembered that this is the real Irish game,-none of the modernized imita tions that bear the same relation to it as blank cartridge does to genuine buck and ball. Those young gentlemen of this vicin ity, who rather think they know a little about the game, ought to be present just to see the difference between a sham battle and a real one. This style of celebrating national holidays deserves imitation. It is, indeed, an inno vation on Puritanical tradition of long pub lie speeches and strong private potations, but it is a decided improvement on it. There is something genuinely Southern about it. It contains an element, and a de cided one, of enjoyment. The doctrines of sociability and amusement replace those of " total depravity " and the sinfulness of all lightheartedness. You are not expected to sit up all day in an attitude of painful rigid- ity and sweltering with heat by way ofhon oring the occasion, but you are permitted to honor it by enjoying yourself. We insist that the latter plai is better adapted to this latitude and will rapidly become prev alent. We may look upon it, too, as a step to ward public games like those of ancient Greece, which, under proper control, go so far to maintain intellectual and physical excellence among a population. Our readers will remember that the whole of the Fourth of July and a portion of the fifth will be devoted to this festival. As the fifth falls on Sunday, the grounds will not be thrown open until one o'clock. At the same hour a steamboat will leave the head of the New Basin with visitors for the festi val. HEW UVIUUCATION5. THEx MONTH. May, 1868. Baltimore: Kelly & Piet. We have received from the publishers, Messrs. Kelly & Piet, booksellers and eta tioners, No. 174 Baltimore street, Baltimore, the May number of this splendid magazine. It is ably edited by the Jesuit Fathers, Lon don, and issued on the first of e ery month, containing articles on literature, art, science, philosophy, history, and theology, reviews of books, original fiction, and poetry. The high literary excellence of this periodical should secure it an extensive circulation, and no library table is properly flurnished without it. Price five dollars per year. Contents: Higher Education on the Con tinent-Anne Severin-The Holy See and the Russian Government-The Greek Phys iognomists-A Visit to the Isle of Man Eudoxiar-The Conversion of the Visiting Justices---A Narrative of the days of Per secution-LDorothy's Roses-Our Library Table. TiE MESSENGER OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUs; a Monthly Bulletin of the Apostle ship of Prayer. June, 1868. Baltimore: Johni Murphy & Co. This monthly is exclusively devotedl to religiouns matters, and the pious can find in its pages that solacing material which reconciles us to the present, and bids us look forward to the future with renewed hope. Contents: The Love of Jesus Studied in thie Sacred Heart-The llopes of the Church --Simon Peter and Sihnon Magus-St Agacious-The Sacred IHeart ( Poetry ) The Friends of the Heart of Jesus-The Zouaves of Prayer-Religious Chronicle- I General Intention. d CrYr Coulc.-The Ftlno.a Committee r ithiBoard~Uif li its i rMi ani hve - *. made a report respemtlng a discrepancy ex SIsting betwpen the. accot.attafthe _Ta n arer eand mnptroller. The adtion taken Swas the appointment of experts to-lnsttiute io a rigid examination of the books of both ly t ese fmeaonaries. . ' The Finance Committee "of the Commhon i Council asked for further time to- exahine . into the scheme of Mr. Aveno, to retire Sthe city currency.. So that b atter lies over fi another week. ~ The commutee appointed by the upper Board to investigate the charge made by I Dr. Kellogg of brokerage being paid for Spaying city taxe, reports that the charge r- was well founded, as facts were developed cc bringing the matter home to the Oomptrol Sler's department. l A eommittee ofboth Boardswaspite * to wait on Gen.- Bl aili arequest et that he would issue orders for4he eoflection as of taxes due in 1861, 186, 1863, 1864 and e 1865-suspendedby act of the Legislature. John A. Roberts, Secretary 6f theFanoe n Committee, has officially notifed Sheriff e Avery to receive city money in-payment of taxes. a it. ScuooL BoARD.-At a special meeting of ad this Board, held on Wednesday night, the, a- committee appointed to investigate the s. charge against Mrs. Bigot, of admitting col et ored children into the Bayou Road School, iy reported, the concluding portion of which in only is material, and we therefore give it, at in substance, as follows, viz: That Mrs. be Bigot has not violated the rules of the It Board, and no evidence has been adduced al to show that any children of color were ad a- mitted into the Bayou Road School. SCITY NOTEs.-Over half a million of city notes were burned by .the city authorities on Wednesday last. It would be no great. Scalamity if incendiarism took this-form more : . frequently. Mr. John Breen has been appointed by Gen. Buchanan a member of the Board of o- Assistant Aldermen for the Eleventh Ward. b- FIasT DIsTRIcT CoRT.-The ease of the i1, abductors of Jacob Barker was before this it. court on Friday. The names of the accused m are John B. Fitzpatrick, Thomas Digby, e- James Cunningham, and - O'Neill. Dif of ferent charges were made against the sev of eral prisoners-assault with intent to rob, ill kidnapping, and assault and battery. The to amount of Mr. Barker's complaint is, that d- he was seized by the parties above named, n- as he was returning from a barber's, forced to into a cab, driven to the woods in the rear ist of the parish of Jefferson, where he was to threatened with hanging unless he gave an v- order for moneys deposited in his bank. Mr. Barker says his remonstrances had theeffect a- of changing the purposes of his assailants, at who were all laboring men, each having so deposited several hundred dollars-Fitz l patrick $1,470. The result was, that all designs against Mr. Barker were relin de quished, and he was permitted to retiurn he home. The accused proved themselves to he be men of good character, and all having tI families. The prosecutor's was the only testi he mony against them. Mr. Barker, in the ad course of the trial, acknowledged that he bi- pledged himself to secrecy; but as subse quent attempts might be (or were) made, he thought proper to institute the present proceedings. All were acquitted of the ly charge of attempt to rob, and of assault and battery, but found guilty of. kidnap - ping-except Digby. TIHE LATE BISIHOP HOPKINS.-In one of tEIe issues of the Star we alluded'to a re , traction of an error by the late venerable Dr. ' Hopkins, Bishop of the EpiscopaL Church in Vermont. In one of his earlier works, ie published many years ago, Bishop Hopkins sl had expressed his belief that the Pope was the anti-Christ in thevulgar opinion of the more ignorant and prejudiced Protestants; buti hi is mature years, after study and investigation, he r'etracted this error, and d like many learned and distinguished divines - at the present day, both among the Episco palians and the dissenting sects, while he Sdid not admit.t.i :authority or supremacy y of the Pope, yet he recognized the Bishop of Rome as a Christian bishop, supporting, F however, in his opinion, errors of doctrine. MR. MIP.L.5r',4 PrTOREI, FOURTH DISTyCf. We are gratified to hlarn thatt the new dry dgoods store of J. Miller, Jr., No. d Jackso,. street, corner Tcholulpitoulau, has ,ecoCme N, decided a success that he contemplates getting new grist for his mill--in other words, the de muand for his goods niecesitates the increase of his stock. This establishment in a great con vcnience to tihe uplr part of the city, and the ladies show their taste, .j ulgmcnt, and gratitlude iii bestowing on ii a liberail patronage. The goods are ulsnsidurarel in quality, unequaled in - Irice, anld Mr. Miller and his assistants are most gentlemanly in their dealings.