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Sa 37. At 5-2. Changes 5. Last. Quarter
14. at 5.23. 23 / of New Moo
a at 5.24. Moon. 19. First Quarter.
28.' t 5.25. 27. Full Moon.


M S. August'n Ap of England
T S. S, Marcelino and M. M.
W S. Mary Mag de Pazzi
Th Corpus Chriti
F t. Boniface
S S. Norbert
Su B. Mary Ann of Jesus
M S. William
T S. S. Primo y Feliciano
W S. Margaret of Scotland
Th Oct. Corpns Christi
F Sacred Heart of Jesus
S S. Anthony of Padua
So j S. Bazil
Xi Autilium Christianorum
T i S. John F. Regis
W S. Barnabas Apo
Th S. S. Marcos y Marceliana.
F Oct. of Sacred Heart
S B. Francis & Comp.
Su S- Aloysius
M S,..Alban
T Vigil of St. John
W St.John the Baptist
Th St. William
F S. S. John and Paul
M S.S. Peter & Paul
T Com. of St. Paul

Tiempo. Mail.

Assembly resolve to defend the Settle-
First Steamer of England [ment 1797.
[to-America 1835-Supreme Court.

'aSna Charta 1215. Father Ayerve
[died, Corozal 1874. Sun & clockequal

Battle of Waterloo 1815

Accession of Queen Victoria 1837.

Longest day.

Father Rossini died, Corozal 1860.

Coronation of Queen Victoria 1838.
Westminister completed 1235.
Fort George built 1803,
-, ,'-. -.. -.. -

C. Uu.



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6th month.


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Colony. Notes. triumph. The boys of St. Aloysius congrega-
tion enriched the view by their crimson cassocks
and light surplices, contrasting with the plainer
garb of the gentlemen who followed in their train.
BELIZE. The order and decorum .were in keeping with
e .. ;,shes f lnil who took part. On the feast

The little plot of ground which has been laid
out in front of the Market place, presents an
appearance so refreshing and promises so well
for the future that we are tempted to beg for
the laying out of other oases on the sandy tracks
of the city. Besides affording relief to the eye
and shade to the body, they may be eventually
turned into attractive ornaments to Belize. What
a pleasure it will he when a set of lamps will
adorn each corner, and direct our steps in the
gloom of a moonless night

The Telephone has been put into working ord-
er between the Court House and the Government
lHouse. We sincerely trust it will prove a suc-
cessful experiment so as to guarantee the risk
of any enterprising speculator wlo may le in-
duced to extend its benefits to the community at
large. May it be the forerunner of a complete
system of communication throughout the Colony.

It ever the Church of Belize wore an impres-
sive aspect It has been during the past month.
The decorations and illuminations of the month
of May were removed only to make room for
the more solemn celebration of Corpus Christi.
Ladies and gentlemen of the various Societies-
the Catholic Association-the congregation of
the Rosary-bthe Children of Mary and the
Aloysian vied with each other in beautifying the
altars and making effective display in the pro-
es ion We rarely witnessed so festive a sight
in this Colony. Some eighty or more girls all
dressed in white, with wreaths of flowers bind-
ing tht modest vi on their innocent brows, lead
the aywa their bannerets In sign of joy and

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If the Sacred Heart commenced the devotions
f Quarantc Ore or Forty Hours' adoration ter-
ninating with solemn Benediction on Sunday
The crowning day of the Month, however, was
doubtless the azst, the feast of St. Aloysius,
Patron of Youth.
At the first mass 40 boys and girls had the
happiness of making their first communion. The
sight of these innocents never fails to revive
recollections of the younger days even in the
coldest heart, and our own experience is reflI:ct-
ed in the expression of one little thing that said
"Oh I should so like to die now and go to
heaven" I Some kind ladies had provided a
feast for the children who did justice to the good
things. After High Mass, another ceremony
took place. Rev. Father Di Pietro, by special
faculties granted to him by the Holy See, admin-
istered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 6o
persons. The festivities were brought to a close
at about 4 p.m., hy a procession of the children,
whose feast it was, carrying a statue, of St.
Aloysius, their Patron and Model. Having
re-entered the Church all tog other, renewed
their baptismal vows and having received a
memorial of the day retired to their homes.
The children should be congratulated on their
spirited singing, and we are sure that with some
application they will be a means of nurturing one
another's piety, and of drawing others to their
services. Much praise is due to Sefior Santiago
Gomes, for the skill with which he governs his
congregation of little men.

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The Rev. Father Di Pictro visited the South-
ern District during the months of April and May
and has returned satisfied. In the villages of
Red Cliff, Punta Gorda, Toledo, Monkey
River, Sin Bight and Stann Creek he.adminis-
tered Confirmation to 175 persons, some of whom
were of advanced age, but had never previously
had an opp .rtunity ,of receiving the Sacrament.
Punta (;G.rdl. residence closed on the death of
Rev. Father Genon, in 1878, is to be re-opened hy
Father i['risi. and thus the great number of
Catholics of the Southern District, that has been
so long without resident Priest will be once again
united under one pastor. The School, though
so recently opeed, has a roll of loo odd, with
daily presence of about 65.
Two new Churches are to be built, one in Red
Cliff and another in Sin Bight, where some sixty
Catholic families live together.
In Stann Creek, now that the church has been
restored, a new school-room, sixty by thirty,
with a nlarhg. v randah attached, has just been
constructed. The schools of Stann Creek has a
hook list of 16o, with an average attendance
of 130.
In Regalia too the wood is being prepared for
a School-chapel.
As soon as the Mullins River Church is in
sufficiently complete state it will be solemnly
opened by Rev. Father Di Pietro, who will
avail himself of that occasion to confirm those of
that village who may be presented.

We have been informed that the zeal for
education in this district is ardent. In one vil-
lage, purely Catholic, some enthusiastic indivi-
dual almost forced himself as Pedagogne" and
we may form some idea of the greatness of the
plan proposed, when a simple father of family,
is told that his children will be able to learn

English, Spanish, Maya and, if you please,
French, though as yet almost all the subjects are
ignorant of monosyllables.
In another place there was thrown out a pros-
pect that a devout deaconess, anxious for the
spiritual welfare of the benighted children of the
North, would shortly open an Academy for
young ladies". Terms, gratis. God bless the
young ladies I
At last the sacristy so long needed has been
added to the Corozal Church. It is semi-octo-
gonal in shape, and forms an apse to the main
building. We are sure the Rev. Father An-
tillach will not regret his labour, though we are
warranted to say that the alterations will int be
completed at a price less than $joo. However,
as it is of stone, the future Pastors will be spared
the burden of continual repairs, which woodeh
constructions generally entail.
The Church in San Eatevan is at last in use
and we are happy to announce the re-opening
of the School, and wish every success to the
Teachers. Schools are to be opened also at San
Roman and'San Antonio as soon as competent
teachers can be supplied.




IT would be amusing to read over the columns
on columns that are printed with regard to the
educational question, were not the consequences
of the divers opinions attended by such sorrow-
ful and deplorable results, in the experiments
that are made on the rising generations. No
doubt the writer in every supposed case believes
that he has grounds for his opinions and would
logically maintain his position against all comers.
Hehce one who reads becomes bewildered and
sees in every given reason as it stands something


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LA ZORRA CONSEJERA. Dr. A. Le Plongeon whose name has be.
come well known in connection with archelogi.
cal researches in Yucatan, has returned to his
home in Brooklyn. He has spent twelve years
FABULA. in Yucatan, and has been spoken of in connect.
tion with the United States Consulship in that
Una corra al serene country. Dr. Le Plongcon is the discovery of
Fue atrapada rohando una gallina, the Maya Hieratic alphabet that has excited
Y el amo, de furor y rabia Ileno, great interest in scientific circles. His wife has
La did una barba y sin igual tollina; been invited to deliver a lecture on Yucatan be.
Pero al cabo soltola, fore the Long Islands Historical Society. The
Si bien con plejo, ma sin cola evening of April 28 had been fixed as the date
Si bin cn pllo, mas sin cola for the event.

La pobre avergonzada,
Con la pens crcy6.perder lavide,
Temiendo ser por las demas burlada,
Sin una picza al verla tan querida;
Y luego idc6 un medio,
Por ver si hallaba A su dolor remedio.
Reune A sus coinpafleras,
7 de este modo la taimada dice:
"Amigas, yo me crco, que a las traseras
La cola en nuestra razo ya desdice,
Y es una boberia,
Que nada aumenta nuestra gallardla.
En ml opinion humllde
Todta debels cortarns vuestra cola I
Para que nada i vuestra grncla tilde"
Mas una zorra vieca replicola:
Si tuvieras Ia tuya,
(Vendrias i propener ess aleidyar
Esatal nMesJra desgracia,
r t'nto del orgullo del rjuicio,
?ae to Ve oilo en otros fuera vicio,
I.e ucmos en nosetrascomo gracia.

What do you want" asked Pat. "Nothing,"
was the reply. Theu you'll find it in the jug
where the whiskey was."


The Jesuit Fathers have the largest and most
complete observatory in the Far East. It is
situated at Sihawel, near Shanghai, China,
where they have a flourishing college.
The Archbishops of Mexico and Guadala-
jrra, and the Bishops of Oaxaca, Chilapa,
Leon, Colima, in Mczico, have through Mgr.
Ernesto Colognesi and Cavaliere Enrica Ande-
lini, remitted to his holiness on the 2znd March
a rich offering from their dioceses for the Peter's


It was in the year of our Lord t629 that Myn.
heer Wountcr Van Twiller was appointed gov-
emor of the province Nieuw Nederlandts.
He was discended from a long line of Dutch
bourgomasters, who had successively dozed away
their lives, and grown fat upon the bench
of magistracy in Rotterdam; and who had com-
ported themselves with such singular wisdom
and propriety, that they were never either heard
or talked of-which, next to being universally
applauded, should be the object of ambition of
all magistrates and rulers.

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With all his reflective habits, Governor Van fice, and at the moment that he was making his
Twillcr never make up his mind on a subject. breakfast from a prodigious earthen dish, filled
Hic adherents accounted for this by the astonish- with milk and Indian pudding, he was interrupt-
ing magnitude of his ideas. If any matter were ed by the appearance of Wandle Schoonhoven,
propounded to him on which ordinary mortals a very important burgher of New Amsterdam,
would rashly determine at first glance, he would who complained bitterly of one Barent Bleecker,
put on vague, mysterious look, shake his cap- inasmuch as he refused to come to a settle-
acious head, smoke some time in profound silence ment of account, seeing that there was a hea.%y
and at length observe, that he had his doubts halauce in favor of the said Wandle. Having
about the matter;" which gained him the re- listened attentively to the statement of Wandle
putation of a man slow of belief and not easily Schoonhoven, giving an occasional grunt as he
imposed upon. shovelled a spoonful of Indian pudding into his
mouth,-cither as a sign that-he relished the dish,
The person of this illustratious old gentleman orcomprehend the story,-Governor Van Twiller
was formed and proportioned as though it had called upon him his constable, and pulling out
been moulded of majesty and lordly grandeur. of his breeches-pocket a huac jack-knife, dis-
He was exactly five feet six inches in height, patched it after the defendant as a summons,
and six feet five inches in circumference. His accompanied by his tobacco-box as a warrant.
head was perfectly sphere, and of such stupend- effectual
ous dimensions, that dame Nature, with all her Thissummary process was as effect
simple in those days as was he
sex's ingenuity, would have been puzzled to con- seal-ein the grat Hard Als
sruct such a neck capable of supporting it; where seal-ing of the great Haroud Alras-
S w I p m n r chid among the true believers. The two parties
fore she wisely declined the attempt and settled ch among the tru believers.. The two partied
it firmly on the top of his backbone, just be- being confronted before him, each produced a
twen the shoulders. Hi legs were short, but book of accounts, written in a language and char-
sturdy in proportion to the weight they had to actor th would have puzzled any but High
Pustaln. His face, that Infallible Index of the Dutch commentator, or a learned decipherer of
mind presented a vast expanse, unfutrowed by Egyptian obelisks. The sage Wouter took them
any of those li e and angles which dis e one after the other, and attentively counted over
aly o t lie n n w di r the number of leaves, fell stralghtway Into very
the human countenance with'what is termed ex- the number of leaves, fell tralghtway Into very
Two small gray eyes twinkled feebly great doubt, and smoked for an half an hour
pression. Two small gray eyes twinkled feebly
in the midst, like two tars of lesser magnitude without saying a word; at length, laying his
in the midst, like two stars of lesser magnitude f bi h n a s hi e f
in a hazy firmament; and his full-fed cheeks, finger beside his nose, and shutting his eyes for
in a hazy firmament; and his full-fed cheeks,
a moment, with the air of a man who has just
which seemed to have taken toll of everything a moment, wit the tai, a e slowly took
t went into his mouth, w moed caught a subtle idea by the tail, he slowly took
that went into his mouth, re curiously mottled his pipe from his mouth, puffed from his mouth,
and streaked with dusky red, like a pitzeberg fuffed forth a column of tobacco-smoke, and
aple with marvellous gravity and solemnity pronounc-
His habits were as regular as his person. ed, that, having carefully counted over the leaves
He daily took his four stated meals, appropriat- and weighed the books, it was found that one
ing exactly an hour to each; he smoked and was just as thick and as heavy as the other
doubted eight hours, and slept the remaining therefore, it was the final opinion of the court
twelve of the four-and-twenty. Such was the that the accounts were equally balanced there-
renowned Wouter Van Twiller. fore, Wandle should give Barrent a receipt, and
Barrent should give Oandle a receipt, and the
The morning after he had been installed in of- constable should pay the cost


This decision, being straightway made known mit it to swing to the tide without fouling its an-
diffused general joy throughout New Amsterdam chor. Only a small dynamo-electric mclhine
for the people immediately perceived that they and engine would be required to keep an are
had a very wise and equitable magistrate to rule light aglow in the tops.
over them. But its happiest effect was, that not The deep sea cable extending along the whole
another law-suit took place throughout the ine and connecting the light-ships with the shore
whole of his administration; and the office of could he brought to the surface near each ship
constable fell into such decay, that there was and buoyed, so that electrical connection could
not one of those losel scouts known in the pro- bhe ade or broken at will. Each vessel would
vince for many years. I am the.more particular have permanent moorings: the anchor cable be-
it dwelling on this trnn.,action, not only because h p a morig th a c be-
I dwelling on this tranactio,ge not only because ing made fast to a buoy and not to the light-ship
Sdeem it one of th most sage d righteous ;tself, so tat, in case of peculiarly unfavorable
judgments on record, and well worthy the atten- conditions of weather, such as hurricane, for in-
tion of modem magistrates, but because ii was stanc, a ligh:-hip could slip over cable and run
Smirmnlout event in the history of the renowned i stance, a ligh:-ihip could slip over cables and run
a mira.-ulo event in the history of the renowned before it or be hove to ulner a 11sAll trysail, or
Wouter,-being the only time he was ever known permitted to drift to lecoard under a lunating an.
to come to a decision in the whole course of his chor, regaining her muoriugs when opportunity
life:-ning he uorio Wen kll
SWashington Irving. offered.
The advantage of such a system of light-ships
Lght-sh across the Atlantic, must be aplp):arc,: even to the most pronounced
Light-ship- across the Atlantic, ls-man. 'Ile stations iig uis zu lil, s
In a recent number of the SCItNTIwIC AMRaI- fl teegraphiC c, tnlit iltiin lh le IlliIU
CAN, a correspondent signing himself C. (. ar rom tsuccur i ca;. u, mii shap. Ihis would
advises the establishment of a chain of light-ship, c only an eigt hur' riu, and even much leis
across the ocean, electrically connccted will h ti for a irst-class steamer, iatu about twele hours
shore. This plan is good i,ut not original, uha- for a ailiss stee l with a fair wird.
run for a railing vessel with a fair winl.
ing been suggested about a year ago by a mem-
her of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Eng- The position of each light ship would, of
lish). The latter, however. confined him.,clf course, be accurately determined andl lid down
*tri.tly to the scientific aspect of the scheme; on U. S. Cuuat Survey an: Admiralty charts,
Ibut it would not he difficult to show that from a and tihe imaters of sailing ships that had been
nautical standpoint, also, it is far from impracti- beatlc a;0bout iln st,,rmns and thick wenthel would
cable. The experience with light-ships proves be enabled to get their laititud and longitude
that a veAsel, if properly constructed, maut he without relying upon the clhece of speaking a
made to ride out the fiercest sturis at anchor steamer. It would only be nccessiary to rend
save upon rare occasions, an.l the li::ht steel the number of the nearest light-ship l)y the aid of
cables, of recent construction have been success- their glasses, and a reference to tlle chliar. wu.i:.d
fully used to anchor ships in the deepest water then give them their true position, whence they
"off soundings." Let us suppose a chain of could take a new and correct departure. The
light.ships, seven in number, to be stretched progress of the great Atlantic lines cnuld be tel-
across the ocean from the Grand Banks to the egraph daily to both America and Europe, if
hore of Ireland. Then the distance between kept within sight of the light-ship, and that
shore and ship and between the ships themselves painful suspense which now attends the breaking
rivld he about 50o miles. Each ship would of a shaft or rudder would rarely, if ever, be ex-
ride to a mush room anchor, which would per- perienced.


Dispatches, if urgent. could be sent to ships in puted renderings, the two-thirds system of voting
mid-ocean. In case of fast going steamers, it being again adopted.
would, of course, be impracticable to stop for
these, nor would such a course be necessary, be-
cause by means of what is known as the wig- A CURIOUS PREDICTION.
wag" system of signaling ordinary messages
could be rapidly exchanged between a light.ship On a marble stab at Oberemmal, near Trives,
and a passenger steamer. This wig-wag" in Germany, is the following inscription:
system is based upon the principle of the Morse "When East falls on St. Mark's Day, Apr 25.
telegraphic alphabet, the Ilots and thashesof the Pentecost on St. Anthony's; June 13.
latter being represented by waving a flag to the Corpus Christi on St. John's June 24.
right and left by day and passing a white light All the world Woe I shall cry."
to the right an left of a red at night. This will take place in 1886,-Sidney Express.

Freighters and ocean tranpa, instead of roam-
ing over the seas inquiring of vessel after vessel
where the best freights were being paid, could
receive advices in mid-oc;an from their own-
ers or agents as th the in nt isdvnntageous mar:
--oc- -
The Old Testament Revision Company am:
the New Testamientt C,,impany, which were con-
constituted in 1870 fi:r the purpose of revising
the accepted Anglican Vers.un of the Scriptures,
have finally concluded their task, and the Revis-
ed Edilioi *if the 1'rotesiant Bible will be brou;,ht
out in May. lhe work has icxitendcd over eighty-
five sessions, beginning on a, l'une.Iday and end-
ing on the I'riday .. thte lul'owing week, six
hours being occi.i, ( each day. The daily
papers state, throllgI strict .Jeri.y wa5s iupposedl
to be.kept rclspcc:iuli all the proceedings, thl.l
especial recourse has been had to Iue flish i)'b
Bible and the German Bible and ilao to Luthelr'r
Gernman Traisilation.s and Illillop VWalton's Poly-
glot. The iltcih.l ti wurk was as follows:
Firstly, tlie tiransla:.r, \\iut through the subject
matter of their laliiirs,.ind a liare n.niority iit
the voting was uiilicient to effect 1a1 alteration.
In the seciud course of rcvi on in. hing was ap-
proved ulilhss Iw.-tliihd of the company
conseuted to it;. whili a lthlrd reviioun was

The Camel.-The caineLhas twice the carry-
ing power of an ox. With an ordinary load of
400 pounds he can travel twelve to fourteen days
without water, going fourteen miles a day. They
arc fit to work at five years old, but their strength
begins to decline at 25, iltlhough they usually
\:vv until 0u. They are often fattened at 3 for the
iuilchlr. tic flesh tasting like beef. The Tartars
niave herdsl of these nalillls, often 1,ooo belong-
ilg to one family. They were numerous in anti-
qnity, for the patriarch Job had 3,000. The Tim-
Iuctoo breed is remarkable for speed and used
only for courier, going Soo miles in eight days,
with a meal of dates o" grain at nightfall.

Como todavia estamno en tiempo pascual unl.
mirtada ii la Seinailli Siuitai noscounvieeu a Io mb-
los en dlonde podelmos iaclr algun consuelo.
En nuestro siglo 1.1 civilization modern con
mano cruel non quita die l vista toda costumnbre,
pir belli y sencilla que sea, queinttes gustaron
tcnto a lo poctas viajeros y escriturve sin com-
pcnsar lu plrdida y,'ridictliza i las ccenus pa-
trirircales que furiman slcmpre el fondo dc nues-
tros romances. Asi puet tcelhncos gusto de Ile-
var i inuestros Irctores i un pueblo no inuylejos

devoted to the c oiil..rltii ..f .ilflicult.and dit- -eni donde tuvo liigar pasar recientemente unind

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ss cclescon por I poca u- Viernes Santo en lugar de ln misa hicicron co-
s celebracionc rehnda nipmo cl din precedente rezando el rosario y formn-
lo e n ron In proccsion al monte Calvario ilevanldo el
ripuc'lo de rach-chaknn, iltdo cerca del Nazarcno con crux A.cucnsts y guardindolc con
io Ilondo, a unS denlancin ie 4 leguns de ( u soldndos,
biocadurn y tres le n pot ticrra Atcs d
Co)roniu y trcnt lcins 2o hnbit ntes, que Micntrns que hacinn siu vucltas nfuern, otros
Curonl cnultr ilpn s y cn cortar enohn adentro se npurabn en composer l c calvrio pln-
it D)csdC nIlgun tiempo )Yn cnlculnanell c cdcc- rn que sc pudiersn cutuplir Ins trees iorns de ngo-
inrc In lepetn le tii n lt d se 1 li ll ~an "ln. Asni In entrlda se vid cl Chrlito colgado
o gai en n cru. Esta fIgurn hermosa qtlue c digno
Sn11r I e Alcalde Sefior Carmen Gomez habin comprndo
para no anlargnr nl clcnta entremonos e el para el pueblo, tiene unos cinco pies do largo y es
gar por in tarde dcl primero de ihril cuaido( obra labrada en la colonia. Que gracioso nl ver
davin rclumbrn, cl ultimq rayo del sol. .Pero aquelln gente escuchar en respetuoso para sil-
,antn gntc? Dc done lcgaron? Blancosy de encio a la pension de Cristo recitada por cl Sefor
lot Yucatecos 5. Indios Surecfos e Ingleses Santos Alfaro'y juntarse cn los tristes Ilantos de
.dos reunidoi nl rcdedor de la capilla, nsistiendo companion que canto el coro. Al fin de Ins trees
na function solemne. Adcntro nl multitude horns entraron los "Santos Varoncs" y bnjnndo
pitiendo los salnos de lns Tiniehlas npagaron el Cristo de l cruz le pusiem en cl sepulero.
n por una Ins velans quc rcpresentan los Ap6s-
les del Seior hasta que rest unn sola luz pars A concluir.
intar con sts rayos el grupo que la rodent. k London Syndicate has entire into a con-
)n voz monotone ne rez6 el Alisercre y al trant with the Government of Honduras to build
omento que con cl ultimo verso del sinlmo se anlll ccrte in the country an interoccanic rail-
tir6 In lu, empez6 el gran ruido de soldando sway. The concession granted the syndicate by
n palos y cadenns que corricron aqui y alli n Homdurns includes land grants and winning
usca del reo Jesus. "Donde esta" grita uno, privileges.
Alli" responded otro y cojienlo al reo le nmar-
ron con cordeles y sc lo Ilevaron A In carcel President Cleveland had his coat off and was
ue hahian levantndo a la puerta del temple. at his desk reading his mail at 8 45 a m Friday.
os soldados guardaron al deliniquente hasta Ia A friend asked him if he intended to keep up
no, micntras qne los demns se habian retirndo at the present rate all time. Certainly replied
ara descansar. he, that's what I was hired for." Some
Washington families are dreadfully shocked at
No habiendo sncerdote para la celebration su the President's idea of breakfast 8 o'clock.
stinto religioso supli6 el defect de una manera When asked if he intended to mix much in
special. Pusieron una cruz tapada de more society he replied, Society be blowed."
In colocaron en un altar bien adornado al cual AGRI
aban una gunrdia de honor, alternhndose cada En ete e, desps de l TURA e
or host mediodiacundoempezuna rie este mes, despus de s primers lluvins
pr hasta mediodia, cuandco empez6 una o c rie orlentales, se siembran el maiz, frijol, calls dul-
e procesiones representando a solicitud de Is ce, afill, algod6n, higuerilla, etc., y se trasplanta
irgn pnrs vet Idonde encontrab su hijo. el tabaco. Se limpiarin 1os calls verales, ponien-
Acahada Is tercera salida, puso conclusion i do en el intermedio de los surcos, today la paja 6
s ceremonlas una proceslon representando al rastrojo y yerbas que se cortan, pars que
r cndo era presentado los Sacerdotes Is descomposicon q fen eta ma as dur-
Y Caas smante Ias Iluvias, sirva de abono i la tierra.

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Telegraphing from Suakim, the correspondent
of the Daily Gkronicle says:-

Outside, away from the squares, a number of
men on fatigue duties, such as cutting bush for
anrceba.inaltkers, were cut off from the main
body. Undaunted and resourceful, they quickly
mprovised a square hard by the field kitchens.
Their promptness saved their lives. Conspicu-
ous against amongst them were to be seen Ma-
jor Alston and the Reverend Mr. Collins,one of
our chaplains, fighting back to back; the Reverend
combatant having seized the nearest weapon,
which he wielded vigorously, as if to thenman-
ner born-

The correspondent goes on to mention that
the 7tth Indian Regiment was so unsteady and
and their firing so reckless at.onetime that the
little square under Alston was in danger from
it. Bugle-calls to ceased firing being Ineffec-
tive to stop their fire, this same heroic Irishman,
the Reverend Father Collins, volunteered to cross
the bullet-swept ground Intervening convey the
orders to cease firing:

Stepping forth, calm and collected in de-
meanour, the chaplain walked, straight across to
the Indians, to whom he gave the necessary or-
ders, and then returned as calmly to the little
square which he had just left. His reception
must have been some compensation to the risk
he had run. The men, struck with his heroism,
raised cheer after cheer, and, sticking their hel-
mets on their bayonets, frantically waved them
in their enthusiasm Meanwhile fearful havoc
wasbeing wrought amongstthe animals. Scarce-
ly one transport- camel or mule outside the
square escaped. Scojes and scores of them
were hamstrung by the enemy, and many more
were killed by the fire from our own squares..




Alla vi un cuentecillo.
Pero antes do referlrio deba manifestar el por-
quA do su Inserclon en esta lugar.
Hace algunos dias que cierta seflorit de Cidil
me decia.
-( Porque no ha intercalado Vd. en sus LEY-
.NDAS HISTORICAL Y MORALES, un cuento al es-
tilo de los de Trueba ?
-Poes, quA, t tan facil cree Vd. que es imitar
al author de los cuentos de Colorin Colorado ?
-Trabajando Vd. acaso conseguiria algo
-Para ello es menester usar un language muy
sencillo y festivo ; y ya sabe Vd, que no simpre
esti uno de humor festivo.
-Pero puede Vd. aprovechar un rato en que
lo este. Por lo demAs, quien nos ha presentado
en sus leyendas los tipos del tio Lagarto, Pichon,
y Piericote, bien podri hacernos reir con la
creacion de otros tipos parecidos A estos.
-Ya, pero el caso es que ya tengo concluida
Ia coleccion de las leyendas y-
-No Importa ; escriba Vd. un cuentecillo,
que no le falta ri. occasion de publicarlo.
Y he aqul, lectores mios, que a poco se pre-
senta dicha occasion.
De manera que me veo comprometido aescri-
bir uncuento.
Seflor dije parn mi capote sl me acordara do al-
gun cuentecillo ? Ya se w, yo he tenido Ia
double desgracia de no haber conocido a ml abuela
SI la hublers conocido, algo me hublera contado
ella cuando chico, y' de su caudal hublera he-
chado mano a 'no y ya estabamos compiidu.
Pero bendlto sea Dios,' que asl mejor-sus
horas I

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The Miraculous Cros. They were married by the good priest who
had baptized them both.
Thus they were made happy anc. they loved
A LEGEND OF THE TYROL each other with all purity of pious souls. Franz
recovered his strength and supported his old
Smother and young wife, and also the good priest,
ON th" highest ofthe Silberberg(silvermoun- who had now no means of living, as the war,
tain) in Tyrol, there i I large,. :iat rock, over- which was then raging, had desulated tha castles
hanging. deep abyss, on whi.h there stands a of princes and ravished the houses of the poor.
large cnros. In the mean time the people were all moving
A long time ago, when there were still large away from that part of the country, as the sol.
number of chamois in the mountains, Franz a diers had made it as bare as if grasshoppers had
hunter, came one day into the hut of a poor wo- passed over it, Effim's old mother grieved to
man living with her daughter Effiam at the foot death over these misfortunes. Then Franz said :
of the mountain. He was very poor and so sick- d Letus go far away where there is no war."
ly with a fever that he could no longer hunt.'He Let us go far away here there is no wr.
was hungry and to his request for bread the old Efflam was quite willing, but the.priest refused,
woman replied : saying :
When my children come back they must
I haveonly my daughter Etfam's share left; find their father here."
she will soon be back from the felds, where she
Is watching sheep for other people. And Efflam said to Franz Let us not leave
At this moment a sweet voice was heard at him, for what cou he all alone I

the open poor, saying i O0 Sundays, since the old woman had been
Here I am, mother, back again," and L.diam laId in her grave, they were only three persons
entered, poorly clad, but crowned with her in the church : the priest, who said mass, and
guldtn curls. Franz and Etilam to hear it. At the commu-
She crossed the room to get her bread, and lion the couple knelt together at the altar, and
having broken it, she presented half of it to the when they had gone back to their places the Fa-
hunter, saying their preached them a sermon full of tears, which
their tears listened to.
I give to you with all my heart." One Sunday Franz came to mass alone and
As Franz took the bread he raised the hand knelt alone to receive Holy Communion. A
which gave it to his lips. Then sick as he was slow sickness had seized Effiam and she had no
he climbed the mountain, saying : longer strength to go to church.
"Lord grant that I may gain enough to pay On the following Sunday no one came, and as
for that piece of bread given so generously." the good priest said his mass to the empty ben-
For the irat time in a long while he met with ches his tears mingled with the wine and water
success in hunting. He took the chamois he in the chalice but he only murmured; O Lord,
had killed on his shoulders, sold It, and with the my God blessed be Thy holy will P"
proceeds purchased a beautiful bouquet of flow- After mas he took the ciborium from the ta-
er. He offered It to the old woman saying. bernacle, and carried it to the hut of Franz,
"I dare not speak to Effiam, but God Inspires where Effam lay dying. The priest knew well
me to ask for her a my wife, and thus you will why no one had assisted at mass, but expected
hae a son." to find Frans kneeling by the bedilde. But

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Efflam was alone. Where then was Franz ?
Efflam answered his look as she attempted to
Father, I had a longing for some milk, and
Franz went out before daylightto get me some."
It was true, and at the very moment when our
Lord was coming to visit Eflam In the hut.
Franz was pursuing the chamois on the top of
the mountain.
Fear nothing," said he to the chamois, with-
out knowing that he was talking: I will not
harm thee. Give me but a drop of thy milk for
her who is all my joy on earth." And raising
his eyes to heaven, he added: O Jesusl O
Virgin Motherl Do not I beg you, leave me in
the house where she soon will he no morel
Grant that we may go together with the Sacred
Host on our lips, to meet again in never ending
happiness I"
Franz was running on the level rock where
now stands the large blick cross. On it there
was snow which after thawing the day before
had become, e hardened by the morning frst.
just as he was going to lay hold of the chamllnis
she leaped away and his foot slipped. He slid
over the table of the rock and had just time
enough to catch hold of tht edge with both
hands; he thus remained suspended over the
He knew at once that he was lost. In this
position he could see the steeple of the church
and the window of his little hut.
Jesus thought he, Thou hast heard
me; I am going first. I thank Thee; but
dearest Lord, who will bring me, away up here,
the Sacred Host, my Viaticum?"
Below the priest had prepared everything for
the last Communion of Efflam. When the
prayers were over, Efflam, with an angelic smile,
opened her pale lips and received the Divine
Viaticum. At that moment she raised her eyes
towards the mountain. She uttered a loud.crylJ

The mountain was bright with the rays of the
sun and a black figure stood out on its white
background. If Franz could see the hut he
could also be seen from the hut. Efflam, with
effort, sat up in bed and raised up to God her
icy-cold hands.
"O sweetest Jesusl she cried, "he will
die without Thee O dearest Saviourl go to
him as Thou hast come to mel"
At these words the good priest ran out, for he
had also looked up and saw the danger of
Franz's position; but he would not have the
tenth part of the time necessary to climb up the
mountain. He ran to the door, and in doing so
one of the Sacred Hosts fell from the ciborium.
Efflam perceived it.
Glory be to the Father glory be to the Son I
glory be to the Holy Ghost said she, with
fervent joy.
The priest was in great trouble; he was look-
ing for the Host on the ground and could not
find it. But the Host did not go down-it went
up. Our dear Lord was going where Efflam's
heart was sending Him, where Franz's heart
was calling Him "" jst, fanned by a mys-
terious breeze, upward. It fitted in
the air, as a flake or snow towards heaven.
We praise Thee, 0 God I said the priest,
following with his eyes the motion of the White
"0 Lord, we confess Theel" murmured
Efflam, falling back on her couch, dead for joy.
And away up, away above, Franz cried out,
opening his mouth to receive the Bread of
Angels: Eternal Father, the whole universe
worships Thee I "
His hands let go their hold, and when the
priest reached him he found him lying at the
foot of the precipice, as if he had softly lain
down to sleep on the grass. The priest carried
away the body and buried his two beloved
children In one grave. Later, with his own
hands, he erected the black cross, which is still
called the MIRA csous CHoss.
From I FrecA of Paul Pcval.

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From telegram from Lihertad via Galvesta
M a 20 it appears that a revolutionary party
idIer Menderez was defeated after five hours
lighting. The revolutionish were supplied with
arms from (;untemala.

Guaymas, Mexico, May a2,-General Caribo
had a bloody engagement with the Yaquis yes-
terday, fifty seven Mexicans were killed and
many were wounded. The stronghold of the
Yaquis was captured.
London May 2z.-The Governments persistent
refusal to announce the state of peace negocia-
tion willth Russia tends to confirm the now uni-
versal belief that the hitch is of the utmost gravi-
ty. The guarded admission of the Secretary of
War, this evening that it is still thought advisable
to concentrate the British Troops now in the
Soudan for pos'ilile service elsewhere, also
strengthens this impression.

San Francisco, May 18.-Private Telegraphic
advices received here stated that Saldivar has
resigned the Presidency of San Salvador. Ge.
neral Figora has been elected in his stead, Sal-
divar is reported to have sailed for Europe.


Now that the Yiaquis are giving trouble to the
Mexican Government the following extract will
be read with interest.
The Yaqui ludlane long since used tactics in
Wa that were ,unknown to civilized troops. In
a former uprising they were attacked by Gen.
Pesquerlas, who was much amused to see the
savages use blankets as a shield against the sol-

diers' bullets. Holding up a blanket at both
ends, so that the edge just touched the ground,
the Indian riflem-n marched bodly towards him
behind this apparently flimsy protection. ThI
Mexican General was soon. alarmed, however, to
find that his bullets did not stop the strange ad.
vance and the moving fort of blankets soon came
so close to him and poured in such a deadly fire
that he was fain to fly the field in confusion and
with great loss. The Yaquis had become ac-
quainted with the simple fact that while a bullet
will pass through twenty blaukets strained over
a frame or laid against a firm surface it will not
penetrate a single one if moistened and hung up
so as to swing clear of the ground. The bullets
which Gen. Pesquerias imagined were passing
through the Indian blankets and thinning the
ranks of the savages.were all falling harmlessly
on the outside of the wollen bulwarks.-([Frout
the San Francisco Call.]

Segun dice el Iaredense" VI UxELAa.-
Existen y hastantes el nuestra villa, por lo que
Llamamos la attention del H. Ayu'ntamieuto,
pars que se dicten las disposicioues convenientes,
subre todo, respect i las escuelas."

A, M, D, G,


th month.

Sun 5:
rises. .

at 5-37.
at 5.29.
at 5.32.
at 5.34-


Oct. of St. John.
Visitation of B. V. M.
St. Leo.
Refuge of Sinners.
Precious Blood of Jesus.
Oct. of St Peter and Paul.
Transl. of St Thomas.
St. Elizabeth.
Patronage B. V. M.
Seven Brothers.
St. Pulcheria.
S. John Gualbert.
S. Anacletus.
S. Bonaventure.
B.B. Azevedo & Comps.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
S. Osmund.
S. Camillus de Lellia.
S. Vincent of Paul.
S. Gerome Emilian.
S. Henry.
S. Mary Magdalen.
S. Apolinaris.
S. James.
S. Ann, Mother of B. V. M.
S. Swithin
P. Nazarius.
S. Martha.
S S. Abdon & dennen.
S. Ignatius Fder of Soc. Jes.


Changes 5. Last. Quarter.
of J r. New Moon.
Moon. i8. First Quarter.
I16. Full Moon.

The Port of Progreno opened In 1871.
Sir Robert Peel died, 185o.
Quebec founded, 1608.
Declaration of American Independence 1776.
6th. Sunday after Pentecost,
Mosquito Shore evacuated 1787.
Court at Corozal.
Edmund Burke died 1795.
Cape Good Hope 3rst doubled, 1497.
Belize laid out in lots, 1787. Columbus b. 1847
Alexandria bombarded.
7th. Sunday after Trinity.
Richard Cromwell died t777.
Ho-duras discovered, t502.
Card. Manning born. i808.
Hegira or flight of Mahomet, 622.
Great Fire North Side Belize, 1856.
Papal Infallibility defined, 187o.
8th. Sunday after Pentecost.
Army purchase abolished, t871.
New Guatemala founded, 1775.
Battle of Salamanca, 18t2.
First English Newspaper, 1558.
British captured Gibraltar, 1704.
Battle of Creasy, 1386.
oth. Sunday after Pentecost.
Thomas Campbell born, 777.
Maximilian Robespierre guillotined, 1794.
Old Guatemala destroyed, 1773
The war of Cast began In Yucatan, 1847.
Superintendent fint appointed, 1741.


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From Boston to Belize. imade him I val\nhl accession to our little
From BOt tpartoy. Law was in its turln ;.bly represented l
as_ '1 ulng Manilialanll lawyer, bright and talented.
a nmug-wump as to politic., nothing particular a.
Are you not afraid of being drowned '1" to religion. ,;reat as to comudrums and pastini
said a New York friend, when after visits to and very genial as to manner, I think myself safe
various ticket offices and enquiries into cut rates, in predicting-if not a disting:-ished-at le:,.i .
I finally declared my preference for water transit prosperous career for M lr. '--- in the I ...
and the Cromwell Line of Steamers plying line, no minor consideration will handicap I....
between Gothamn and the Crescent City. "No I" in the race for wenlth and position; Physic aid'l
was my reply. "I prefer being drowned to Law were there, Divinity we had none, if %'
heing s ma,.hed up in a collision if I am doomed had we would have blamed it for the had weather.
to die by accident. In the North the April A Ilebrew gentleman on his way to fortune oil
weather was as cold illd harsh as if the spring the Mexican mines amused us with some extra-
seao,,n had been left out of the Calendar, warm ordinary feats of prcstidigatation. The fourth
clothing was the ordle; of the dil; in Boston, member was a long, lancy Vermonter, travc!-.
seal skin sacques were still a necessity of existence ling for indigestion," a froluos of which fact
il New York; but the sun shomn brightly, the I may mention, on one occ.ion, at dinner hle~
heavens v,,re their hlue-.t lint, gentle .zphI yrs swialowed as much nuts as will keep him in a':
fanned our nruows, iandi gaily danced the sun- supply of the disease for at least six nil,.i "
heims otn the waters ,f New Yiork Hay as thle I lc Ina la". been a good one to think, but he
oid ship L.uisii:na weighed anchor and bore said very little. I \\ns the fifth consequently. ,
sMnic fourteen or lifteenl pI!kasur lihokiiig pas- the oddly one f IoIr little circle, those who know.
s. ingers away to the slnny sMith andl hlle .\\'.rli's ,m facility far extracting stinbile:iis even outll:
Expositiio. Never \ere sigtsof a ICrelic \voye f trials as improising as cucumbers will;
More completely falsified; stormy waters met understand, that I enjoyed myself when the
us ,outside of Sandy Hook, and stormy they re- circumstances were so propitious and gaily spedc
mailed until we entered the Mississippi. Ti'e the time until Thursday night when during a
out of our fifteen saloon passengers were meim- fog we arrived off the mouth of the Mississippi.
blere ofa very interesting English family hound Her e we "lay-to" for a short time until the
for San Antonio Texas, they were present at look-out" announced "a light on the port
our first supper the Saturday evening, and (with how" when the engines were again put in motion.
the exception of paterfamilias we saw them no As our steamer glided- through the brilliantly
more until Wednesday morningwhen they were lighted South-West pass." the weird tones of a
brought upon deck and sat round in various fog syren gave warning of the dangers we had
stages of exhaustion. Of the remaining five passed. Here we took a look at the collection
one was a Medical gentleman from New York of houses dignified with the title of Pilot-town,
en route for the annual meeting of the Ameri- while a skiff brought a pilot to take us onward
can Medical Association,". with praiseworthy still onward to the land of promise.
prescience the member fixed on New Orleans
as their placeof assembly for 1885. Thus being At daylight I was on deck, my head filled
cor""dled to visit the Exposition Dr. T- with visions of a majestic river, sugar plantations,
holds a distinguished place as a Physiciat, his orange bowers, slave quarters, alligators, hospi-
intellectual attainments are of a high order, and tably inclined to take in the stranger, niggers
his local qualities, his genuine wit and humor onthe safety valve, bacon and trans-sacrificed to

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racing mania, holocausts of passengers from
amc cause; in fact everything which novelist
,r humorist had ever written on the subject of
dississippi travel. The reality was depressing
\s I stood shivering in the grey davn I saw a
landscape of mud, mist, water, and tree tops.
It fact seemed to have fund the veritable Pan-
lora's box from which escaped on the world
it large all those ills of humanity, yclept, rhcu-
nalism, ague, fever and cholera, but no hope
cnnined at the bottom-so much for the inaccu-
acy' f first impressions I While I gazed on the
Ulrhid waters and in fancy visited the vast extent
if cuntilry through which they flow, I was ad-
Iressed by the chief officer of the ship who
rantud to know what I thought of the Father
if \aters." Father of Waters" I cried in a
lesolate tone O call it the Mother of Mud."
Presently the sun felt it was time to rise and
sucking aside the mosquito har" of clouds
vhich surrounded his couch, he looked dowv.n
in us with a genial smile which reflected on Ilie
ace of nature brightened and changed her asper'.
'or the frost and snow and leafless trec.e of
' the North countries" we had warmth, gentle
reezes on the river, and by its banks grass so
;recn, trees so thick with leaf and blossom that
)ue felt how true it i.--
Bounteous nature loves all lands,
Beauty wanders everywhere,
Footprints leaves or, many strands."-
Rapturous exclamations greeted each new scene,
the singing of the birds was indeed music in our
ears, white homesteads nestled amidst luxuriant
foliage, and as I gazed thinking of all I had read of
southern luxury and refinement in pre-war times,
I pictured to myself the bursting of the war
cloud, the wonder, the dismay at the radical
changes threatening, in fancy I said the Young
and strong who cherished, noble longings for
the strife," buckling on their maiden swords,
going forth to fight unto death for freedom;
I sympathized with the desolate mothers who

wept over their boys while spartan-like they
blessed and sacrificed them to their country's
weal&,with the lone sisters who day after day
waited for news from the battle field where per-
ihps their darling boy lay with clay-cold face
turned to the starry heavens, dead ere he knew
defeat rested on the banner for which he fought.
As we drew nearer to New Orleans those sor-
rowful thoughts were banished by a sight of
the shaft marking Chalmette's glorious plain
where Andrew Jackson conquered. his country's
foe and drove him fram American soil. Hlow
we chattered and pointed out to each other vari-
ous objects of interest as slowly but surely our
temporary home swung into her berth at the
Levee. The boat was not expected until even-
ing, therefore no one met me, I bid farewell to
.my companions, fondly consoling a ld helping
them to bear up, under the agony of parting, by
the assurance that they would meet me again in
the valley of Jchosophat: gathered mybaggage
which (owing to the stupidity of a New York
express man) consisted of a sponge and button-
hook, and hailed a carriage. On asking the driver
what he would charge to take me to my desti-
nation, he replied two dollars" I promptly I
offered half the amount, and respect for my know-
ledge of human nature beamed in the man's
face as he meekly accepted my offer and rattled
me off.
I had seen so many Expositions in so many
lands, Paris, London, Vienna, Dublin, I felt
rather blase of them inclined to say with Solomon
there is nothing new under the sun," but of
course I went to the World's Fair, a d was
much interested in the products of the various
States, examples of woman's work, also the
educational exhibits.
In the Mississippi department I was attracted
by a large case containing an ingenious repre-
sentation of the burial of Cock Robin," the
entire work of Mrs. Carrie Pool, of Natchez,
Mississippi, whose various exhibits in this line
prove her 'an accomplished taxidermist. In a

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tiny casket by an open grave lay oor Cock visit the spot which produced so much natural
Robin" shrouded in white, and clasping an beauty and such notable fingers. Many weeks
immor/lelr to his lifeless breast, bending above (lid not pass before I found myself on board the
him was disconsolate Jenie Wren clad in City of Dallas," bound for Belize. Slowly
orthodox weed holding in one claw a black we steamed down the Mississippi, leaving be-
handkerchief, nearer her were the mourners with hind the dust, heat and turmoil of the city,
scarves and hat bands, opposite stood the Rook thoroughly enjoying the fresh breeze while read-
with his little book, his r.ttire (outside of his ing bright visions of the glories of a tropical
feathers) consisted of clernal bands and gold clime.
rimmedpince-nez. Inthetrees around perched Shortly after my arrival in New Orleans a
birds of all kinds, while t:;rough the grass gentleman, enthusiastically proud of the largest
beetles and small snakes came to attend the river in the World, asked my opinion of the
obsequies. The case was constantly surrounded mighty "Father of Waters," I remarked "he
by an admiring crowd. I made the round of has on a mighty dirty shirt front." As we
the various departments with praiseworthy per- neared the jetties the sun was about to set and
severance, trying to make up my mind from a seldom have I seen a more beautiful landscape 1
view of the products, in which State I would golden reflections tinged the rippling waves, and
like best to settle. I was still in an undecided in the changing lights they assumed an opalescent
condition, when in the Main Building I was hue with iridescent shades; lower still sank the
attracted by the Exhibits from British Hond ". orb of day, and as he sank he changed into a
Here I at once recognized the truthfulness of superb crimson globe, seemingly formed of a
the motto which along with the armorial hearings gigantic ruby; the calm water caught the glow-
of the Colony was carved on some splendid ing image to its hosom, and it then seemed as
pieces of furniture made from native woods, if there were two suns divided by a belt of trees,
sub unmbra floro," repeated I ,as fresh won- lower, still lower sank the sun, until he veiled
ders met my eyes in the shape of wood carving, his ardent face behind the waving branches, and
native embroideries, bath-pans made from the we with hushed voices and bated breath gazed
root of the mahogany tree, specimens of shells, until at length it passed from our view to rise on
costumed figures from Corozal, miniature canoes, distant lands. Once at Oban, in the Scotch
mahogany dory, specimens of embroidery con- Highlands, I saw an autumnal sunset which
tribute by His Excellency Governor Goldswor- filled my heart with awild desire to pass "where
thy, and last but not least, the handsome orna- beyond the shadows there is rest" so near did
mental railing surrounding the entire space it seem to bring heaven's gate, yet I think the
devoted to the Colonial Products. I spent a exquisite charm of that evening on the heath-

oand almost time examining th vaiu articles clad hills was rivalled by the beauteous appear-
and almost exhausted the dictionary in expres- nce of the southern sun s he disap
lons of admiration of the taste and skill display- anc of the southern sun as he disappeed in
ed. The trsult was A.,t out of my inner con- the Cypress swamps.
sdousness was evolved a passionate longing to to be continued.

Launch of the Ring Dove.

On Friday the 26th ilt. was repeated that ever
ay ceremony of the launch of a new ship. At
p.m. a number of friends had assembled on
ie Convent wharf. The schrs. Experience"
nd Astro", of the House of Cramer & Co.,
nd the Ocean Child" of Senor Valderamos,
ood close by decked with flags. The blessing
f the Vessel had been given in due form by the
ev. F. Di P'ietro. The jack screw was then
tnly fixed in its place, and as soon as the
other Evanngelist had in usual form of breaking
>c bottle, bid the boat God speed," the Ring
)ove was Il( loose. It slid down the ways
rith grace and ease and amid the cheers of the
ien and the spectators entered int) his future
element. Its success was toasted by all the
.ATE papers speak of the proposed visit of
he Prince of Wales to His lHoliness Pope Lee

.Onl \William Nevell, fourth son of the Mar-
uis of Aberravenny, and formally A.D.C., to
le Duke of Malborough when Viceroy of India,
as been received into the Catholic Church.

i'ouGil official declarations would have us to
believee in a possible settlement of the Anglo-
tussian difficulty, there is universally a gloomy
nis-giving that a more fearful issue is to be

Las Hermanas de la Merced.
Como'llovidas del cielo 6sas filantropicas cria-
uras, Ilegason & posar sus beneficas plants
nbre el afortunado suelo de Corozal. Su pre-
encia produjo en algunos de sue habitantes,\no
icostumbrados con sue traces, el efecto mggico
lie produce una decoracion teatral en los sen-
:illos hijos de la aldea. Aqiiellos que las com-
,rendieron las amaron, los que no las admiraron,
)ero todos las reverenclaron.

17 ]

En los pocos dias quc alll permanecieron,
visitaron todo cl pueblo excitando la curiosidad
i sttUs moradores y moviendo reciprocamente
su propia curiosidad con cl vianje de tn pais,
para ellas nuevo, de que apenas tendrian una
palida idea. Sentimos que la falta de conoci-
miento en cl idioma no les hubiese proporciona-
do mas implas relaciones con que solazarse y
haccr mas amcnos aquellos ratos de dscAnnso.
Estaban en sus vacaciones.
'ueron & diferentes ranchos inmediatos y can-
taron en una miss celebrada en una capillita dcl
monte, accessible i media Icgua de Corozal.
Siendo esto en el rmes de Maria, desempenfban
diariamente el coro de na Iglesia parroquial, y
siempre amablcs y cariflosas estaban dispuestas i
entrar en afectuosas pliticas con sus visistantes,
'quicnes, como dejamos apuntado, npenas podian
entenderse con ellas por medio de interpreted.
I.a vispera de si regreso a Belize, tuiimnos
cl ', :zto de acompanfirlais ia 11u pnpa dia en el
R.lncho Saltillo, a done fucron invitndhl por
.i .ipreciable propietarin Don Olegnrio Romero,
y alli fue donde acahnmnos de comprender sus
excelencias y virtues.
Fueron recibidas por los habitantes del Rancho
con fueges artificiales, tiros de canon y repique
a vuelo de canmpans.
Iaiciendo abstraccion de los obsequios prodi-
gadospor el dicho Scnor Romero, nos concrc-
tamns A& llas como punto capital de nuestro
asunto. Scria Ia de las once, na hora de nuestro
arribo. El 'Reverendo Padre Gower, uno de
los dos sacerdotes que nos hacian compatia, se
prepare al moment pars celebrar miss cantada,
la cual fuC acompaltada por la voz angelical de
aquellas virgenes. Concluido el servicio pasa-
mos al refrigerio y luego, acompanadas de los
sacerdotes, nueve nifias alumnan quc fueron con
Cllas, y nuestro pobre individuo, nos encamina-
mos en vcrdadera procession i visitor una por
una todas las casas de familla que serin de
velnte A veinte y cinco.

[ IS ]

IlI sol ardlicnte leli tIr6olic, cailt sore nucstrs biclnta: hs Iandtcrs oc saladnn, los InfitUclos se
I.e sol arsiscnt acs t all 'ntc, irS eso lai s ;t vc l confundcn ell placidos cll-
calleir, como nscuns cald,,ntcs, inns e" ll(iu la' `10i;11, 11'iin". i aet alvgria Be apatlR de
arrelr6 para continuar ,t oabra de piedad. Ila- tcntos y unt verdlacrat .alesri sc apodera d
Ilahal n l lItlcsimi, Icn.etijc, aaunque sin scr ttlods log viajcrrs. Solo nucstro lcn PsaIre
entnlitdls, y cl lPdre Gower qutc Ias serving I'ictmontc, co, 'se cspiritu relcxivo qute to carac-
de interpreted, trasliaabn a cispaftiol lo qte 6ia s tcrisa,napllca carifloso lavoceria previendo atiguna
decinn en inglis. Todo su conato lo ponian desglrnia antre las nifins quit blrintcahan de gozo.
en itnducir A nauellas huenas gentes a Ncguir el Era qce lrdoi dcl Telegraph" dstig t uisll;n
cninoldc In reliiuon y ,i .replarar su1 inimus dos nobles figure: la Snperior y otrtt I'r-
Ipra Ila educacioln tde los nifr)s,. nmann que venlian de Heh ze ean husca dc I;i
cuntro qulec Ilcvabamos a nuestro bordo.
l.a tarce noi fod infructuosa: los habitantcs Fondcamos casi it la par, cl Telegraph"
de Ilgnr prom,,vicron una junta parr pnrpor- )rimcro, nsotros despucs. A tierra, a tierra,
cilonnrsc recurses, y de comun acuerdo se cori- fue Ia drI n Ic ambos capitalnes, lis lancl as
vino cn abrir unta Escucia primaria hlajo l t p6ranadas. Unt rbs cati m tarde, nuetlas l
nintoital iuspeccion die Ins Reverendos PadIres eSctan preparaias. Uiat rato mats taardt, a tlacstlS
intadinta inaspcccion te los Reverenidos Iadres bcllas viajeras se a rrjaban lo a arena, sin
Jesutitas, haciendo a I vez la clecian de mnes- en brazos las unas de Iis otras.

tro. ILEs, eln nlesltr concept, cs 1111a bnll(i-
cion del cielo, Ilcvada en alas de Ins lHermanas
de Ia Merced al feli. rancho Saltillo. i; ien
por sn proipri.'taio!at Itien por sus htabitantes!
Zarpamos de .Saltillo entire cIontro y cinco de
la tarde, elibarcados ell ait piplntle tmonstruio,
novido fulrza de palns. Eramns en toldo
cilllc personas, inclusive los Imogas. la .istat
se cxtasiaba al contclmplar el vcrde follnje die
corpulenton inangles y lunn diversidad die arhus-
tos silcestres (uite pueblan las mnargencs de Rio
Nuevo, hasta salir a su embaocatura. en dondec
nos ecperaiha nuestro vchiculo nmaritilnmo-- Bote
" Lennic"--qiue debia cruzarnos pot el estrecho
que media entire la harram el rio y la rada de

Dejeamoshls tun rato, a nosotros solo :0os toca
acompa;arlis i s t rcsidencia y preplarair ins un
agraidabilc d(Iscanso.
El sia~uienite dia. 16 d(l' Mayo, an gicntio niu-
niacors' Ilenabla la exte',as:a playa dc Corozal,
velala por r cl arol azuil tie sn ciclo. Las v.m-
Ibarcacionts surtas en la hahia ostentatanl sus
vistos:as banidelras, cual si fuera tundia dc gala.
El T'elcgraph"i se Inccia orgulloso sobre lis
cspuIlnl)as:I olas, comtO cesperando In voz dt su
capital pars hundirse cl el e spacio con su via-
liosn carga.
Lcvdsc, al fin, 'l ancla. y cl Ilote parti6 ...
Cuantos aios, :os ads, tols sr a-!ldos, cuantas de-
monstraciones d(. cordiPftJ .impatias, se cam-

Un viento Ihontancible noi empiujaha al tcrmino 1ia"ron entra'i-. tierra y nla felices
de nuestro viaje, cuandio he all quie tn punt vajeras.
hlantc se daluja mar aftucra. El Telegraph," -Adir.n t l-'te as, fue nucstru ultimo vo-
grita Il tripulacion entusiasmadat El Tele- cabulo-- .
graph"? intearogan con a nsia lns Hcrmanas.
SI, cl "Telegraph," repiten los mariners, C'"ando volvimoa i In modesta casita que
1o conoccmos por su velamen. Deade aquc airvi6 de posada, un amigo nos dijo: parece
momento today s miradas ".. fij: sbre equl que de tu casa ha ialido glpun difunto. Tanto
Punto, como buscando lmgos: and I aterec como iso, le contestamos: se fueron las ben-
Prxinmos lo, d1d e. a ttes rane dst el trn ditas Hirmanas.
Un OCsrin.' t ints 8e s dat el ancla
f,' E" itoI fie stnte sobre nuestra cu- Belize, Junio 8 de 1885.
"a .

[C 9 ]

El Telefono de Belize. Pcro, no ves, fnadid Mr. J. Bull con much
calina quc en tit canova, no hay el hilo de con-
Sduccion ni el aparnto proprio, y al contrario ell
)iAl1.000 ENTIR.E JOiHN lBU.I. & VICF.NTIl CAmIIE. el Teldfcno hay aparntos proprios en ambas
casas, en la del tGobernador y e n ]a de la corte y
tn hilo de conduccion quc une las (los estacione ?
En una de csas tardts. en que Ic brisa soplan- i !'ra que creecs qu silvan los poses que hay en
do Intty recio clvansitahI las fragorosas en li la calle y cl hilo colgado en cllis
pliva de Stann Creek, Ilegaba con so canova,
I iteCnhi el t narie. v fondcando ai u1i distancin 1Ahi Mahaglic, ahora enticndo lo quc son csos
respaelahbl. pnra :,,a'espon,,r su hote i laI furin de postcIs. o c'TCi qIIe nsi como por.niuchos emna-
IlSn al que i. c a ilrrelnl ia i costa; haa lanse n,"its y nmests v1OS., unos pnlitos c.,n handeritas
nim, t.rnquiil,1 nl gn iiy sin reinnlgar miquiera cI h1As ciles, Ipert Inos dtcitn u iie serving para
si paitlal. vargndo con u petaquilla, e venia conocer en, ldnde vivin cadan uno y drcubrir 5s
ldespa'ci i tii rrl:, sin haccr cas alas olas qucse sc hacla contralhndot : pensd que Ce estos posts
levanlhan has',> su cabeza. Alli estaba cspe- ban tnmbicn h pincer handeritas pars dtlculubrir
randolc hM. ha.sin ull s cca., Aui Ie hahin se- lna contrabaindo.s dce las casas man altas, y dije
viado en com;liion cxi resul i ellize panr Iraeric ,yo, hien hecho, "s may just el Gobhcrndor, nsl
uinas provisions de v puerco qule le habi c como persigue cl contrhbando de nlosotros pobre
encargado parn los tranbaliadres de Ce,.rte (IC poniecndo banderitas en palos chiquitos, nhura
enoi0a1. Despucs d hibaher conversando Nsore l )us piercee con largos posters lescubrir los quc hacen
precious y linu,nero dc harilc. que traia que tal? lo, grandes sefiores? hlsta los de :a casa del
le decin John 1ull cl Ingles. has visto el Tele- Goiberna"do"r cn dontde vi muchos inns posts.
foIno en belize. cmpieza ya a finciottar? No, Vicente, rcplic6 John Bull, no cntiendes
Si Sefior, contcstaba Vicente, es muy chiquila inucho. I Que contrahando, que posters Las
la casa, parece inn tortukga. pero poco a poco h.i:,l.ritas sir\iceron para qgie Sc levIaitarn elplan
imis cinp0patrtiol:s las morenns sc acustumbraran dcl i;clize; y p)ra quc tuera nias nccrt;to lo
it ella. y cliai i. ncjor qucl antes. :speucstas conm.) tI .llaron nns de cien veces. Esos posters no
cst;l'aiii 1! sil en Ins grades de Mr. Cramer. '. .Iran banderas porque tienen por objeto de
NNo onto. c: itcstaba J. Bull, no te hablo del scrvir s;implemente dc cstacas en d ndle colgar
palacio de I os (C'rihes de In marqueta sino del cl hilo que dcbe condctcir cl sonidu descde una
T''cldfono entire la casa del Gohernador y la ensa casa a otra. Tod s creimos que detsde el dia
de la Cortc. {No has visto unos posts por lo que sc puso cl primer post hasta dar acabado
largo de la calle del Gobernador con unos alam- todo, no pasaria mas que una semana, siendo el
bres entire uno v otro ? Pues este es el Telefono trecho muy coito: pero como en Belize las
de que hablo. Pir esos alambres puede el Gober- cosas se quicren hacer con muchisima perfec-
adlor hablar ciii los miplcados de la Secretaria cion, tomnai tlodo su ticenpo para dar un Telefono
Colonial, del Corrco, de nl Tesorerla &c. y reci- modelo. Esa es In razon porque has visto esos
hir contestacio n en un omento como que estu- posters sin alambre, figurandote que debian servir
vicra hahlando con cllos de cara a carn. de hastas para banderas. Tan pronto que cl
Vdes. Seftores Ingleses siempre se quieren hilo de comunicacion sera colgado, y Ins dos
hurlar tie nosotros pubres Caribes, contest maquinas colocadas en la casa del Gobernador
medio incomodo Vjcente : que cucntas como y en la de la Corte, veras como se empczarai
voy A career semejante disparate? y si el vicnto hablar de unn casa a otra, y oiras la voz dcl
sopla duro podran los de la corte oir la voz del Gobernador tan distinta en la casa de la Corte
Scfior Gobernador? tendri que gritar much, como si estuviera conversando en la misma Corte.
y sin embargo, Iquien sabel Lo quc yo sd es Todo eso es efecto del instrument cl cual ha-
que cuando sopla duro el viento si estoy al timon ciendo que se pueda hablar de lejos; toma cl
de mi canova, puede el muchacho gritarme de Ia nombre de Teldfono que segun la palabra griega
prora "Derriba,'. Orza" no oigo nada; y Tclos yfono lejos-sonido, significant instrument
Ahora dice Vd. que desde S. John's en done para trasportar el sonido desde un punto lejano.
esta In casa del Gobernador, se puede oir sn voz Asi es que por el Teldfono no solamente las
hasta sl corte. Digalo.Vd. A los Indios pero no palabras sino cualquier sonido puede transmi-
a mi que soy medio ilustrado. tirse de un punto I otro.

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Creo en todo Io que vd. me dice senor, repuiso
el phbre Vicente el Caribe, que esachuchha
con la boca abierta y los labios mns caidos que el
ordinario, pero much me temo no sea obra del
Mifis; todas esas cosas nuevas de Teligrafos,
Teldfonos, yo creo que son obras del diablo,
porque no puedo entender como un simple alam-
bre sea capaz de trasportar mi palabra deade In
casa del Gobernador i la de la corte.
Y que tliras si te dijera que no solamente i
tan corta dimancia. sino por millas. y leguan se
transmite en oti'o puntos de In. tierra man civili-
zada cl sonido mis insignificante y debil que se
quiera rcproducir. Ni tc vengas con tus tonteras
iec mhfia. Es propio dc la gente ignorante
atribuir al dlinablo In qu no puede entender.
Dios nuestro Sceor ha dndo al homhre inteli.
gencia suriciente para descubrir las admirables
cyces de la naturaleza. Todo descubrimiento
de grande importancia cmpieza siempre con
algun hecho cauiial, que cstudiado por un hombre
inteligente snrve como de chispa para derramar
poco a poco un torrente ie luz, mediante l c cal
se descubren lii Icyes escondidas hastal In fecha,
y se sacan de ellns laI grades aplicacioneis parn
las arts.
(Pero como pudicron lon hombres dcscubrir
ese instrumento tan misterioso quc per un hilo
sencillo transmite mi palabra & grande distancia?
replic6 Vicente.
La cosa fuC muy facil, dijo J. Bull: Hacia
tempo que los medicos abhicndo cl craneo del
hombre, habian deseubierto en el 6rgano del
oldo I& manera como lon sonidos esteriores, pro-
duciendo uns vibracion en la membrane del
timpano colocada en fondodel pabcllondcl oido.
eran la causa por la cual olmos las palabras y
los sonidos que so produce alrededor de nnao-
tros. Supongas que i la distancia de ao yards
haa un music que estd tocando un violin
hacienda vibrar las cuerdas; esas vibraciones
a comunican al alre, y este pone en vibracion
Is membrane del timpano de tu oido, y te hace
oit cl sonidodel violin que toca a distancla. Y

si por acnso aplicns tu oido A in pared ide In inl
en dondc a much distancia estA tocanldo cl violin
oiris inns distintamintce c sonido por ser trasmi-
tido al travis de la misma pared. De ahi se
sac6 por consecuencia inmcdiatn quc si sc inter-
pone un cuerpo s6lido entire cl instrumcnto quc
produce el sonido y el oido, con mas intcnsidad
se rccibiran Ins vibraciones en el timpano, y por
consiguente desde inas Icjos se podra oir el
instrument. Esa teoria fundamental se hiz,
tanl popular que hasta entire los juguetes de los
Ninos cmpezaron a circular unos telefonos en
pcqucna escala, consistientlo en dos tlubos le
caRa 6 de mcadera cerrados por tin lado de uns
memhrann y reulidos centre si poer un alambre
bien largo, y aplicndo uno dse ellia )i In hocn tie
quien habla, y el otro al oido del que oye, colo-
cados a la distancia concedida por cl estambre de
comunicacion, las palabras pronunciadns en el
tone mas bajo, sc oyen distintamentc al oido
del que eschucha. Esto fu utn cclenento sufi-
ciente para qucn enl afo de S177, Elisha Gray
en Chicago, y A. G. Df;l, dieran contemporn-
neamnite sin que cl uno stipiera del otro, principio
al Teleifano tan popularizado hoy dia hasta
llegar por fin a Belize.
Entinces cl Tcldfcon no cs nan que un jugucte
de Ninos: como e picus que me han dicho quc
se deben numentar los impuestos parn cubrir
los gastos de miles y miles de pesos quc constara
Ia colocacion del Telefono en la Colonia? ob-
scrv6 scriamente Vicente cl Caribe.
Si tienes un poco de paciencia, dijo J. Bull
te esplicard cl instrument tal coal existed hoy,
para que sirva de comunicacion en Ins ciudades,
y entonces \cris como el jugucte tc Nifloa so
transform en instrument cientifico dc much
provecho par laI Sociedad, y como aunque sen
la cosa mas barata y facil au formacion y coloca-
cion, no deja de tener su valor. Pero como cl
viento se pone mas fresco, y es precise que aaque-
mos primero la carga en ticrra ; I dejo para otra
occasion en que te explicard en detallo el instru-
mento como funciona y la ventaja que puede
de il scar la Colonia. Se Continuara.

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The Outbreak in Canada.

The direct cause of the outbreak in Canada
seems to he involved in mystery, but private in-
formations tend to put some blame on the police
who were sent to break up a meeting of the dis-
satisfied whites and half breeds. Finding that
their pelition were ignored by the authorities, the
aggrieved sections had invited and constructed
a paper of rights and claims, which evidently
they meant to assert, but had so far conducted
tlhemsclves tranquilly enough till a shot from a
Policeman set the affair in a blaze.
The remote cause is to be found in systematic
unfairness to the colonists, who in themselves are
an industrious and well behaved people. In fact
the half-breeds have been deprived fraudulently
of some of the best portions of their land by
unscrupulous officials, and in spite of remon-
strances to proper authorities had to endure ill
without recognition or redress beyond that
" something would be done." In 1869. the
strain was too great and the half-breeds flew to
arms. The Dominion Government telegraphed
to Archbishop Tache, then in Rome, to return
ani use his Influence with rebels. On receiving
promises of redress and just arrangement of
difficulties, the Archbishop hastened to Fort
Garry, and, at his request to Riel and his fol-
lowers, the insurrection ceased. When Colonel
Wolseley reached the banks of the Red River
with an armed force he had nothing to do, and
the papers reported the rising at an end with-
out the shedding of blood."
The promises then made by the Government
were lelt unfulfilled, and hence this second out-
break in which the Indians have also taken part,
believing it a fitting chance of prevailing over
the insatiable invader. "I was happy says a
chief of the North West, until the white men

came. He has deprived me of my means of
support, debauched my women, made my war-
riors drunk and left us to perish like logs. Why
should I dic that he should possess my lands"?
Now, thank God that we are happy to announce
the conclusion of an outbreak that threatened to
be serious, and we understand that an impartial
investigation will be made which will bring the
present difficulties to a satisfactory conclusion.
Later news gives more comfort, announcing
the surrender of Poundmaket and his braves and
also of Big-bear.
Whilec ongratulating ourselves on tranquility
in the East, we are confirmed that there is some-
thing wrong somewhere by the following from
the New York Weekly Sun":-
.Ottawa, May 28-Following immediately in
the wake of the Northwest rebellion, which is
now considered about ended, comes intelligence
of another eruption brewing on the Pacific
coast. Intense excitement has been aroused
lately in the province of British Columbia by the
new Dominion land regulations, and threats of
secession from the confederation have been
raised. Last insght for.the first time the situation
was pretty freely discussed around the House
of Commons.
The causes of this newly threatened trouble
are similar to those which drove the half breeds
to take up arms against the Government.
British Columbians complain of land grievances,
and demand redress immediately. Mr. Reid,
M. P. for Caribou, received a despatch from his
constituents yesterday to oppose the Govern-
ment, which he heretofore had steadfastly sup-
ported, if redress is not forthwith given. Reid
has left for home.
British Columbians accuse the Government of
breach of faith in issuing the order in council
imposing heavy dues and conditions on Dominion
timber, which practical lumbermen agree In
declaring to be prohibitory.


[ 2 ])


Convento de Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes,

Belize, British Honduras.
Las Hermanas de Nuestra Sefora de las Mercedes han abierto unn
ESCUELA ESPECIAL en Belize para las Seforitas.
El curso del Instituto comprende Leer y Escribr correctamente el
Ingles, y todos los demas ramos que completan la Educacion Inglesa.
El Francis, el Dihujo Elemental, la Costura y el Bordado Simple
seran enschados A pedido de los Padres de Familia.

El pago es $5 por Mes Anticipados.
Por la Musica-Piano 6 Guitarra, otros $5 al Mes anticipados.. Sc hart
una rebaja en favor de las Nifn. que asisten i la escuola.
Tambien se ha ahierto un Colegio de Internas para lan Secoritas que qui-
eren una Educacion Esmerada, viviendo enteramente bajo la direccion de las
La Pension para estas sera de $ i5o cada Sels meses.
Por otrus pormenores se puede hablar con la Madre Superiora.
Convento de Sta. Catalina, Belize.

Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Belize.
A SELECT SCHOOL for young ladies has been opened by the NUNS of
this establishment.
French is taught throughout all the Classes, if desired. Also Elementary
Drawing, Plain Work, and the simpler kinds of Fancy Work.

I 'RAS-Miusle, Piano or Gu r, $5 Month. A reduction is made
tav of Children attending the Scools. All payments to be made in advance.
Boarder-$3oo a year, payable half yearly in advance.
Fb Parotulare, apply to the Rverend Superior, at the Convent.



3th month. August. 1885.

Sun I at 539. ChangLes 3 Last Quarter.
S6. at 5.4. o 0. New loon.
rises. 5-43. Moo,, 7. First Quarter.
30. at 545 Full oon.


S. peter'ss chains.
S, Alphonsus Ligouri.
Find. of St. Stephen's body.
S. Dominic.
Our lAdy of Snow.

Oit. of St Ignatius.
vig. 13. 'cter Fidbcr S. J.
S. Cnyctano.
S. Laurence.
S. S. Cyriacus &c.
S. Clare.
1B. John lBcrchmans S. J.
vig. of the Octave.
S. Joachim, Fatherof B.V.M.
Oct. of S. Laurcnce.
Of. the Oct.
Of. the Oct.
S. Bernard.
S. Jane Frances de Chantal.
vi,. Oct. of Assumption.
The Most pure Heart of Mary.
S. Bartholamew, Ap.
S. Lewis.
Off. of S. Francis Xavier.
SS. Joseph Calasantius.
S. Augustine.
Beheading of S. John the Bap.
The Angel Guardian.
S. Aidan.


t Slavery abolished in 1834,
2 Hurricane i813,
3 Columbus sailed for America, 1692.
4 The English took Gibraltar 1704.
5 F. de fM:estri died Corozal 1870.
6 Franco-Chinese war began. dep.
7 Government House built, 1814.
8 Sir Fred. P. Barlc died ISS4, aged 57.
9 Inauguration of University of Buenos Ayres.
0o Earthquake io the U. S., 1SS4.
SI Greenwich Observatory founded, 1675. arr.
12 Yellow fever epid. in Southern U.S. 1878.
13 Great fire on South side Belize r854.
14 Fast Day. Columbus disc. c. of Hon. 1502.
15 Sir Walter Scott born, 1771.
16 F. Casano died, Corozal, 1874.
17 Frederick the Great died, r86.
18 F. D'llondt died Punta Gorda, 870. dep.
19 Hurricane 1827. Royal George sunk 1782.
20 Telegraph op. bet. Merida & Progreso 1871 arr.
31 Mr Cavil swims across Eng. channel 1877.
22 Federal Government procl. in Mexico 1847.
23 Treaty of Prague 1866. [Quinn d. 1884.
24 Washingtontaken by British 1814. Br. R.
25 F. Brindisi died at Corozal 1880. [1877.
26 Unveilingof Canossa column, Bismarkstein
27 Meeting of Brit. Association at Montreal. dep.
a8 Duke of Edinburgh visits Dublin.
29 Brigham Young, the Mormon, died 1877.
30 Torres Straits discovered 1606.
rt Sun and clock equal. Supreme Court.

C 24


CALENDAR, page 23.

BOSTON TO BELIZE, part 2, 21.

Colony Notes.

It will be as welcome a news to our Bungay
travellers, as to our Merchant men from abroad,
that the new light house has been placed so ad-
vantageously. When it has bcen raised a few
feet higher so as to free it from the graceful
coconuts which surround it the bright red light

In Belize the work of re-flooring the Church
has been a surprise to the congregation. After
so generously subscribing towards the new sacris-
ty they must feel proud of the successful applica-
tion of their charity, and we must congratulate
the contractors, Kevlin Bros. on the prompt and
masterly manner in which nil has been executed.

will indeed be no uncertain sign but a cheering El din scis de Julio tuvo lugar en Mu:lins
beacon to the weary voyager. River la solemne bendiccion de la nueva Iglesia.

Hacia como mas de un alo que habiendose te-
nido que demoler la antigua Capilla, de vieja,
The Mullins River Church was opened with carecian los habitantes de temple en donde
all the solemnity that the circumstances of the reunirse los Domingos y los demis dias que iba
people admitted of. Festoons and triumphal el Misionero a visitarlos. Ansioso el pueblo de
arches adorned the route of the procession, while tenerlo, habian abierto entire ellos una subscrip-
within was decked with all the skill the mayor- cion, mediante la cual habiendose reunido la
domo could command. cantidad como de 400 pesos, emprendieron la

obra, levantaron una Capilla de 40 pies de largo
por 20 de ancho, y cuando estubo casi concluida,
The School room of Stann Creek too has put avisaron los PP. de Belize para la Bendiccion.
a crowning point to the efforts of the Fathers of Sali6 al efecto el R. P. Superior por Mullins
station to provide every accommodation to their River el dia Sabado, 5 del Mes, y habiendo
people. It is large and commodious, and we empleado lo restante del dia despues de su
understand that the Magistrate Dr. Gabb, pro- llegads, para alistar lo necesario se fij6 la hora
nounced it to be the most conveniently adapted de los 7 del Domingo para. l function.
School room in te Colony. "Good luck to Arcos triunfales se habian levantado al rededor
hde la Capilla por done pasaria la Procesion, el

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interior cstaba adornado con lo mcjor que podian could not do better that foster every inclination to-
encontrar sus pobres habitantes el pueblo estaba wards its development: should another have a

en sus habitos de gala, aunque la mayor parte de
ellos descalzos, banderas y fusiles estaban listos
pars celebrar el gran acontecimicnto. Cumpli-
das las ccremonias imponentes que cl Ritual pre-
scribe por dicha occasion, so cclebr6 el Santo sa-
crificio en el cual predic6 cl inismo padre un dis-
curio analog a la circumstancia.




WITHOUT changing the definition of education
with which we concluded the last article, wve
may present it under another form, and say that
education is the training of the moral and in-
tellectual faculties so as to render a person apt
for whatever particular end he mayhave in view,
while disposing the whole being towards the
great end for which it was made.

For as Almighty God has distributed his gifts
and multiplicity of forms, clearly he has designed
that these gifts should redound to his glory in as
many different ways. Rightfully then may men
cultivate and direct these endowments of body
and mind, with which they are blessed, to the
utmost of'their power as long as they serve the
great end.

Should a man be gifted with talent for liltea-
ry pursuits lie would be reasonable in turning all
his means to advancing himself in that line-:
should another have a technical turn.of mind he

disposition for agriculture or any other branch of
legitimate industry he would find in each of these
subjects abundant scope for talent and for suc-

Yet once again we must observe that were
literature or mechanics or what not, the only aim
of a man, he would not thereby be educated ;
he could only turn out an eccentricity, a curious-
ity of life, admirable in the single aspect where-
in he is successful, but not as a whole man.
Like Polephemus he would have grown into a

Without fear of straining our proposition too
far we may illustrate it by its converse and surely
say that where there is such an abnormal condi-
tion in a man there is want of education; nay,we
may go farther and say whenever such rarities
are met with they always lack the soul of educa-
tion which is religion. Bold as this may seem
to say, history supports it, for we know that the
really great men and the really good men have
always had religion at the foundation, were
reared under its influence, or brought under
its influence before they became great, and that
when they committed their greatest errors, was
precisely when they abandoned the paths of
early education. The very Pagan philosophers
knew this, as their writings evidence, and even
when the corruptions of their times grew almost
unbearable they had at least to assume the cloak
of religion.

Perhaps we shall arrive at a satisfactory con-
lusion on the point at Issue, if we turn our at-
tention for a moment to what modern men pro-

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pose as the goal of their ambition, viz : the hap- of bricks and mortar and sand until dispoed t,.
press of the human race ; We may even adopt ian end by the mind of man.
tie revolutionary mottoes of an impossible Com- There is no doubt which of these three endh i,
nunisnm, Liberty, equality, fraternity. These the most essential to every iman viz : duty to
shall help to show us the truth of what we main- God.
tain but we will use their meanings, instead of The reason is self evident, duty to our pcii
the words now long desecrated by the profanity may cease either by cause of death or sCpnirtii,
of the vilest men, and say Duty to God, to soci- uty to society y be iminishd either i
ty and to our parents. nansol ute alliorretyc of its vagaries or heodithe i-
absolute abhorrence of its vagaries or spoittaw-

These three virtues are impossible without
education as implied in what we have said. Nay,
to nnd proof of the fact an honest man has but
to turn his eyes to the country where his triple
cry is proclaimed anil see the sad failure of the
boast because in these countries precisely they
have tried to do an impossibility : teach these

eous retirement from it, whereas duty to God re-
mains incumbent upon him not only in sonic but
in each and every conceivable circnmnst:acc..
From this undeniable fact we deduce that all
instruction should be based on this foundation
and this become education proper.

Main is a sociable being too that is in :IJditi,.i;
virtues without religin--educate without relig- an is a social being too that isin ddii
to the obligation of knowing and serving God.
he is by his very constitution hound to seek tlw
These three dulti,:s of man. which not even the company of other men, use their services for I i.
mot brazen humanitarian can deny are the only benefit and lend his for the advantage of th.e cIs:.
means of providing terrestrial bliss, and by secur- thus mutually providing general good, hence thr
ingl tlheln alone can the Eutopian visions of an secondary end of education is social and as one
earthly paradise he realized, but these remain in who serves God and sees in him the oni, being
the region of speculation without religion i. e. to whom he is conscienciously responsible ctil.)'
without recognizing (;od as the rewarder of good true freedom and liberty, so one who its,. tle
and chastiser of evil. therefore religion must social order as it sho:ild lte enjoys such a, eIqul-
form part of education and without it all efforts ity a lone can be secured in this life.
to educate will prove futile.
The duty to family, as closely connected Ilotl
Of these three duties surely one must be prime with that to God and to society, comes next alnd
and serve as the principle ir which the other two when one is trained faithfully in his domestic re-
depend. Whichever it be, will he also the prime nations he may boast of a fraternity which hsa
end of education, the br.,is on which any system no like th.A siide the grave ,
of solid training must b<' grounded.
Should t.e instruction of the second or tlh
So true is this that in.sruction otherwise ad. third class clash with the first, the training effect-
mniistered can hut turn out a vapid agglom- ed might indeed be called Education hut a hadl
creation of information without soul-without one because leading to an end opposed to or at
vivifying quality or defir;te scope just as a "pile variance with the great and prime end, so that we

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inm; conclude that where the prime end is effec- El Telefono de Belize.
tln!ly insisted upon, the two companion ends are
gained, and the whole man is brought to hear
npon the true :.nd only defiinite end of man, viz: Conliuacion.
the service of God and his own well-being:

not so the converse.
Thi, a rational conclusion and as certainly as
this is so, so certainly have nineteenth century's
Ii;l,,ted efforts signally failed, except in rearing
a hood of rebels and mal-contents in every coun-
Itr where these efforts have been tried. Each
system in its turn, judging by its fruits, has been
colHlcinned,yet worse systems are being proposed
ulhich not only ignore the fundamental principle
hu! :Ire absolutely opposed to it.
This fundamental principle-this soul of teach-
in,,. which makes teaching education is the spiri-
tual element-religion.
Speak not of morality without religion l-such
morality is at best hypocrisy and is rarely more
lhan a superficial varnish on a rotten core which
cracks under the fire of temptation and reveals
ian inward decay so appalling as to make .one
s'lulder and despair of reparation.
The sooner we are convinced of this the better,
for although the reasoning of individuals seldom
alter the whims and wanton notions of parties,
yet when many individuals are imbued with one
common spirit they cannot fail to affect the
rash projects of innovators, retard and even com-
pletely frustrate them.
Thank Cod in this Colony the denominational
systemm which practically represents the view we
Iropound, is strong and vigorous, and long
may it remain so. But should some, under the
mistaken theory of supposed temporal advantage,
ahandlon our little ones to the tender mercies of
a godless fashion, they will live only to regret
the false steps they have made, and in after years
bewail when too late the social disorder they
have been instrumental in bringing about and
lament their inability to restore the inheritance
their forefathers struggled to preserve intact.

Muy content se venia a la madrugada del
dia siguiente Vicente el Caribe hicia la tienda
de licores para cchar el primer trago con sus
amigos, pucsto que hahia ya recibido su dinero
por el viaje anterior. Muchos otroscompafieros
que habian madrugado antes que l1, Ic habian
precedido en el mismo intent, y estaban con-
versando con much animacion delante la misma
Oh, decia Obispo, el Patron de esta tienda
pone much agun en el rom, no me gustan esns
tragos, mas valen los de nm compare. Tiene
un garrafon de Rom superior que introdujo
antenoche de contraband, es licor que hace
ccerrar un ojo, y cada trago es muy abundant.
CAliate la hoca, dijo cl conpadre que estaba
present, me quieres arruinar, si el aino de la
tienda lo oye, me vi I denu nciar al instant.
No te acuerdas de los trabajos que pasamos en
cl mes de Mayo? solamente mintiendo como
cotorreros pudimos salir a media.
Buenos dias, dijo Vicente que acababa de Ilegar,
vamos A tomar un trago amigos, para celebrar
el nuevo Fo Fa Funqui que han colocado en
Belize,para que el Sr. Gobernador pueda hablar
desde su casa con todos ls que Ic di la gana.
Que? esclhmaron todos, Funqui? el cucrno que
Ilevamos nosotros morenos pars encender nues-
tras cachimbas?
Si Sefor, no Senor, Funqui, pero con posters
y alambre: asi lo llama mi amo Mr. Joihn Bull.
Ayer me lo estuvo conversando en In playa, y
tan claramente que un nifto lo podia entender.
Dice que por ese Funqui puede el Sr. Goberna-
dor tocar cualquier violin hasta nuestro tambor,
y asi cuando tenemos baile de Mlfia,desde Belize
pueden tocar el Tambor, y nosotros bailarmnos
aqui en Stann Creek. Y los de Livingston?
repuiso Obispo.

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Tambicn; asi es quc de hoy en adelante con El Telefono complete se compone siemprc
un solo tambor quc se toca en Belize, mcjor si de (los estaciones. colocadas h distancia y reini-
violin, pueden bailar en today la Colonin que das por tin alnmbre de comunicacion. Cada
viva cl Sr. Gobernador, gritaran todos, ahorn si una contiene dos parties, la primers para hablar
lne bailaremos en grande, hasta cl Mfia, y con na otra quc sc dice Manipulador y la segun-
rnc prediquen los Padres, estamos protegidos da parn oir lo qul la prinmra dlice y quc sc llama
per el Gobierno, no hay cuidado. Receptor. Los hay de diferentes sistemns, dl que
tenemos en Belize es el Telifoiio deBcll-Edison.
Al algarero de los Caribes quc estaban muy
legres por ans noticias quedi6 Vicentc;se asom6 Ah, Bell, Bell, Bell, ei Senor, Bell es la cam-
Mr. loihn Bull que vivia a pocos pason y medio panita (tue se oye tocar en la corte. El otro din
aonuml,rado. que hay? dijo, estais bolos desde la estaba yo scntado, dijo OOispo. en las grades de
moafana? No Sir, yes Sir, contestaron, es que la Corte y a cada rato oin tocar la companita,
estamno.s ccellhrando el Funqui del cual estnvo esta es el Bell Edison.
vd. conversando con Vicente, ayer. Funquil No, Obispo, Bell-Edison son dos Seforcs
qlie IFulllli, Vicente? I, dell violin, Sr. y del Americanos, que han construido cada uno su
tanimhr (ue ime estuvu contanlo ayer cn In Playa. Telifono, y de los dos se ha formado uno que
Ah, cl Tddkf,,io, pern, n, hay ni violin ni toma el nombre de Bell-Edison. La campanilla
tambor on 6l. que has oido es una adicion al Telefono, que
sirve para servir la otra estacion que ya se em-
Yes. Sir, dijo Vicente, vd. nm dijo que hnaia pieza a hablar, y (ue presten atencion. Pero
uii violin (lie hacia tocair 1un tambor y que con no anticipemos las ideas.
esto dijo )a podrmins hailar eni grande. Empezcmos por la primer estacion. Si entras
No, Vicente. vrcn quic lias cnltendiilo nIuy poco. en Ia corte, ver.s en la aposento de In Seccttaria
Yes Sir, ya s6e iiy hiien, y quliern qcue sign un cajon colgado con dos alambhres quc salcn
shorn la conversacioii y ,que nos acahe Ili dc ayer. per arriba, dos campanillas cn la parte superior,
Sun agujero en cl centro, y un pomno con Ilquido
cro si lo ladles entender cono citendistc Io en la parte inferior y unos alambres. A mas
di aver, vale mas dejarlo. I.e dt el nonlmre vcrhs una corneta colgada & un lado. Abras
i'rlifnbi, y me I llamas lunqui,; te dije qe sa corneta y encontraras adentro un disco negro
Svbracioes de un violin e tranten al tam commode tres pulgadas de diametro, muv delgado,
lor ldl oido, y dices shon que l violin de Ilclize y atris un clectro-iman que comunica con el
6 cl tambor liars hailar today la gente de la alambre-conductor. Lo mismo encontraras si
Colonial; en dunde vainsis J parnrr e ontrarasSi
loni; ndemospaabres el agujcro central; verhs otra lamina 6
No hay cuidado. dijo Olispo, si Vicente no disco parecido al primero y otro electro-iman
entiende, nosotrus si, diganos pues de favor que comunica con cl mismo hilo. El Identico
Ierca de ese instrument admirnhle, para que aparato esta tambien en la casa del Gobernador.
to ontendamos bien. Dispense Senor ai le interumpimos, dijo un
Con much gusto Io hard principalmente por- blanco que seguin non much atencion el hilo de
q'lu ani to tengo promctido: pcro fijense vds. la conversation, quc quiere decir electro-iman.
ien 'le. Ino que dlo yn ven ron ns Ira hilo de cobrc cuhierto con seda, que tiene en el
Itocn. tat eern .S centro una harilln de hierro no magnetizado y
l'ei, clr.pve pas entender mejor, y John quce se mngnetlza solamente cuando pasa la
corriente & travis el hilo de cobre. El disco

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negro e.stA colocado a tan pcquefia distancia de
li lharilla de hierro que apenas esta se magnetiza,
es atraido y queda pegados h la varilla todo el
ticmpo quc pasa la corriente, y se desprende
cuando interrumpida esta, la varilla deja de
scr inagnctizada y picrde de consiguiente la
virtud de atraer.

iPero quc es corricnte? acuerdese Sefior que
esta hablalndo i los Caribes que nunca han oido
tal palabra, dijo el blanco. IBah! contest
Vicente, cree Vd. que no conocemos las cor-
rientes? cuando tan solalmente en la mar entire
Belize y Stann Creek hay tantas, que si no
vanos con cudado os cl cdd n levan quien sabe
adonde ? Toin;i, no faltaria mas que nosotros
nioretnos no conocicranos las corrientcs.
Ticnes razon Vicente, pero hay corrientes de
mar que todo el undo conoce, y corrientes
eecctricas que no todos entienden, repuso con
calma Join Bull. Cuantas veces la clectricidad
sale tic un punto, recorre tni espacio, y regresa
al punto de partida con movimiento constant,
se dice de star en corriente: io minsmo que
laminmos corrientes maritimns, ias que salen
de tn punto, cruzan part del ocean y regrecanl
al Inismo lugar. Es este el caso en la llateria 6
Pila clectrica. Por unas combinaciones quimli-
cas que se produce viniendo A contact unos
Metalcs con liquidos, ]a electricidad se pone en
"loviniento, sale de un metal, cruza el liquid,
va ni otro metal, y a traves del mismo liquid
tegresa al primero. Entonces se dice que hay
corriente clictrica en In Pila. Y como esto
sucede constantemente, sea cual fuera la distan-
cia de los dos metales, con tal que haya un
conductor; los Fisicos se han scrvido tie esta
ley natural, para Ilevar la corriente A grades
listancins hnsta A millares de mills y hnceria
regresar, interponiendo solamente un alambre
de comunicacion para producer los efectos con-
templados. Asi es que hoy din una corriente
que sale v. de Nueva York, cruza cl- Atlan-
tico, signe por Europa, sc mete en el Pacifico,
y por los Estados Unidos regresan Nueva

York, despucs de haber hecho el giro de today
la tierra. Uno de los efectos que produce la
clectricidad en corrientc, cs como dijc de mag-
netizar cl hicrro,' durante cl ticmpo quc pann In
corriente: pero si esta se interrumpe lo que
sucede cuando sc scparan los alanhbrcs conduc-
tores, cl hierro pierde al instant la virtud mag-
netica; y si antes por esa virtud atraia una
lamina dte hbero y la tenfa fuertemente agarrada,
al moment quc se intcrrumpe el circuit, y
csto la corrientc, suelta cl hicrro par habcr
perdido la virtud magnetic. Esto cs el gran
principio del Tcligrafo, que sc aplic6 tambien
para perfccionar cl Tclefono.
Entiendo perfectamente cste punto, pero no
vco todavia como puede esto utilizarse para
hablar de un punto a otro. Si se hablara por
sefins, tal vez podin scrvir la cnrriente; pero
como puedc csta Ilevar las palabras 6 cl sonido?
oliscrv6 cn imucho tino el illanco.
Esto es lo que voy a cxplicar rcgresuundoi n
Tclifono. Dos agents Fisicos estiln emplendos
en cl Telefoino, In fucrza Mccanica y In Electri-
cidad. 'or ia Mecanica sabemnos que todo
sollido, articulado 6 no, es vibracion de un cucrp[o
solido, liquid 6 acriforme, que eguni l ci inTeri
y amplitude de vibraciones que hace ell in segluii-
do, da los tones difcrentcosy los sonidos. :Esas
vibraciones se comunican i los cuerpos circun-
stantes, y segun nl mayor 6 menoir diiposicioin
que tiencn a vibrar, pueden reproducir cl inisimo
sonido. Si hay en un aposento dos vic;lines al
unisono, tocandose una cucrda del uno, la corres-
pondicntc del segundo cinpezard taunbien a tocar
sola; y esto porquc las vibraciones del uno con-
ducidas por cl nire sc comunican al t otro, prodi-
ciendo cl mismo cfecto. Ygunlmeintc si toman
dos discos de cobre y los atornillas s-)lre un
montante de nadcra a distancia regular el uno
del otro, y los cubres con arenilln; si con un
arco de violin frotasi suavcmcnte e! border del
primer disco hnata producer un sonido; In rcen-
illa empezarA hbnilar, hanst former unan f g *r
simetrica, y In nisma flgurn se veri cn cl otro

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que empicz a dar el milisn solnido, aunquC no empieza a hnhlar, 6 cualquiern otro sonido 6
se le aplique el arco como en cl primcro. Esto ruido se verifica cercn dcl instrument, vibra lia
explica clranmente como cl sonido es una.vibra- primer Inmina del ,gujero, eusi vibraciones
don, y como dos cuerpos iganlcs se comunican recibidas cn el princro Elcctro-iman se transmi-
mutuamente las vibracioncs si la distancia es ten por cl hilo al segund, del receptor, el coal
pcquefia. Pero Ri In distancin es grande nsi las comunica i la Ihnina, que diando cl mismo
como las vihraciones producidas co on cstnnco numcro de vibraciones y con la misml nmplitud
de agua por una picdra quc se Ic eche, se van se pone al unisono, y de consiguicntc rcpite las
dismiinuyendo poco a poco con la distancing; palahrts 6 sonidos cunlcaquicrn.
tambien Ina del sonido, por inteinsn que scan Pcro como es, dijo ul Blanco, que seCun me
como las producidas por un cafionizo, dclicn a diccn Io que han visto funcionar cl instiumento.
much distancing disminuir poco a poco, hasta apcnas sc percihcn las palabras? Si Ins oscila-
que sc npaguen por complete. Con cstos prin- cones son nl uiionisn, debcn Ins palabras reci-
cipios a la mano Mr. Bell furm6 Mis primer birse muy distintamiinte.
Tclefono. IlnblIndosc contra cl agujcro cen-
trnl lcl aparato dcscrito arriba, la Inmina del Esto s muv cxacto Si In ptct electric, Nit
fondo emplica a vilhrar, comro cualquier otra, ciona en today regularild il I. que secede ciiudl
por cl sonido articulado que emite la boca dcl la corriente se dcsarrol.a con fuerza en In 1Bateria
que habln, y como csta invnriablemcnte unidny sigue si ingun est.: n pot el alumhle. Pero
con la otrn de la corneta del que oye, esn segun- si li Pila es dehil y ctarrolii una c..ri nte
da vibrnia tminhlen nl unisino por los raz.nes d Scil si l alI'cr n S. 1I le ai-hd. y p; rte
dichas. de I:n Electricidili sc escape,, por los puntos no
nislaidos i entonces 6 s',alIn.i.'i c agenlc Insi cal,.-
Entonces parai qiue sirve In Ilateria y el ico produce su efecti. q(e c.omn dije, s' va.
Electro-iman, de quc c nos hani l6 rrilbin Di- dchiliaiind por lai distanci:i; 6 si hay naluii iu-
jeron todus que emplrzilan ya ciiencnder. mnto, es tan del il de no trasmitir lasvibracioics
Vais verto en cl actor. cnitest6 Jolin ull. Si en today su amplitud. Estn es In ca us por I:
lai vihracionc no swc fucran menguinnclo con cunl a lgunnl ver los instruinentos ii( fuIncionan
la distancia, el Tclcfono con solamente cans con today perfection: un tornillo no hien aprctn-
l.minas y el hilo huhiera silo suficiente: pero do, unn part de ninmhre que no estC hien nis-
queriendose hlilar .A granule listancia, fui ne- itlin, estrlin talmente el c urso de In corriente
cesario buscar otro agent que tomarn las vihra- hasts piarlizat ec nccion del Instrumento.
clones en su nacer, y ans lievnrai cuniquier dis- Y las campnnillns'i' dijo Vicente, serian para
tancia con In misma intensidnd. Esto es lo que animar In ScRora corriente para que corra
hace la Elcctricidad, y i ecto sirve el Telifono hien, como hacen los imulateros que ponen los
Bell-Edison que ya hb descrito, cuyn action voy cascaheles 1 ins mulas cunndo van de vinje?
ex No, tonto, los campanillas sirven de aviso i
Hasta que nl Corncta esti colgada Il cajon no la otra estacion que se cmpicza A enviar el parte:
hay corriente porquc los alanbres de comunica- la corriente electric las hace tocar, como tocan
Cion estan separados en un punto. Al moment en las casas de todo pueblo'civilizado.
que se descuelRa la cornetn, por un movimicnto Pero tiempo es ya de concluir, Csos nparatos
de palanca se cierran los alambres, la corriente ae entienden mejor viendolos funclonar, que
empieza, el yerro deellectro-iman se magnetiza, explicandolo : pedid i In Sccfeterin que os permi-
Ias laminas negras son atraida, el instrument tan de entrar, cuando esta el instrumento fun-
en acto de funcionar. Si un cualquiera clonando, y entonces entendereis mejor.

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Say whither hie they-Holy men of God
What instinct bids them homeward steps retrace?
There is a haste, it seems, as would forbode
A loved one sick-whom none could e'er replace.

From Rome's proud hills-from Athen's
porch and hall
From Parthia, Persia, India's burning strand,
From Afric's plains, where Nile's slow waters
All come unlocked for to the Holy Land.

At Ephesus, the see of John Divine,
They hurry anxious to the still retreat
Around whose porch the lntice-creeping vine
Lends cool refreshment to the pilgrims' feet.

Alas too late-the Virgin-Mother-Queen
In gentle sleep had passed from earth away;
See where her form with bounteous grace serene
In lowly state upon the pallet lay.

But oh what joy I in robes of glory dight
Bright throngs of Angels bore Her through
the sky,
While perfumes sweet floated mid streams
of light,
Wafting to earth celestial melody

E'en yet enchanting strains hang on the air
Reluctant still to lose her presence dear
For loath indeed could earth such treasure spar
01 she was such as ne'er can find a peer I

Turn hither Thomas, those thy faithless eyes
Look on that shroud-see those the last remains
Of Mary, only one beneath the skies
That spotless lived amid earth's ceaseless pains.

Oh I believe; and may my slowness teach
By this reproof-the last reproof I ween-
To hold as faith what Mary's son did preach
Blessed believing, they who have not seen..

Boston to Belize.
Part II.
On we swept past the jetties out into the Gulf
of Mexico. As soon as we left the placid river
for the more tempestuous water, a weird strange
feeling came over me of drifting down the stream
of life into the ocean of eternity but shaking it off,
calmly I slept the night through, and rising be-
times in the morning repaired on deck after be-
ing told by the sympathetic stewardess that my
travelling companions had succumbed to the mal
du ,mcr. I had the deck to myself and mentally
asking "Solitude where are the charms?" I
gazed for a time at the blue waves which I was
poetically comparing to gleesome blue-robed
maidens with pearl coronets. Suddenly vague
horror took possession of me: the epigastric region
forced on me a knowledge of its existence and its
power of rendering life a burden in a manner
that was was more forcible than pleasant My
brain still retained its ascendency, as for a few
moments I debated, no struggled against the hor-
rible idea that I was doomed to offer sacrifice to
Neptune: I,to whom a voyage across the ocean
had seemed a delicious dream, the trip to New
SYork a fete-I who had generously volunteered to
nurse my fellowtravellers-to cheer their droop-

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ing spirit and bathe their achlig brows-I who sion of furniture with a calmness born of despair.
had dared to laugh at their fears-I to whose I found a human head formed the apex to what
charge they had been entrusted-I the';,model head now assumed the shapcof a pyramid. Thi,

traveller,could it be that so fearful a doom await-
ed me? Alast there was no longer .room for
doubt on the matter, the department of the in-
terior was in open revolt, stomach was master
of the field and conquered brain retired from con-
flict in a turmoil. From the state of Louisiana
I had sailed into a state of misery and humiliation
For, a crushed and humbled being, I crawled
down the companion ladder,tottered to my room
and dumping myself into my little bed resigned

had belonging to a body which had entered on nil
fours; a sudden squeal burst from my lips at the
sight then a smoothing voice remarked guce
you're most scared to death,, which I was not!
I was only too much alive.

Day light brought no relief, n- cessation of the
commotion, and the stewardess informed me she
was "all broken iup this morning" she had been
pitched out of her berth. Just as the sea solled
passengers sat to breakfast the ill behaved vessel

myself of my fite. gave a couple of dreadful l.arheJ. luanling tlie
Drop the curtain! lay aside my note book, do breakfast on the knees of the expectant men in-
what you like with my pencil my experiences of stead of its legitimate ldesiintion. A miirmurof
the four following days may be summed up ill profanity in various tongm'i was bori e ,nl the
the words, berth and basin, they "were all the saloon air unto my evra'. aud in:..ed me toI :i con-
world to me." Each day I hoprd for relief but vulsive fit of laughter, althioghi, 1 had just
the gay steamer had no regard forhumann feeling, been contemplating the possibility of my beillg
she rolled from side to side as if bent on finding fired out of the State rooll window like a suck
out for her satisfaction how far she coull roll of coals into i1I1 area.
and make us uncomfortable, without altogether The sea did not calm until about 3 p. m.,
ending our sufferings by death. The last night when I dress to go on deck just as we came in
was worse than the first, evil spirits seemed to sight of English Caye.
take possession of every portalile unattached ar-
ticle on board, making all dance about in de- I have m"ny a weakness but loyalty to the Brit-
moniac glee Some time during the small hours ish Crown is not one of them I am not all given
a fearful hubbub arose, we rolled first to one to gush over the British ensign, indeed I may
aide then to another, and I felt that I would not truthfully say the only time my eyes rested on
mind having a quiet sleep in the bed of the sea it with pleasure was when the sight of it at
so weary was I of being rocked in th"cradle of English Caye, announced on weary voyage was
the deep." Crash went something in my room near its end, that we were in sight of kind friends
the door of the wash stand burst open and a within measurable distance of a good cup of
sportive Iron cylinder danced out just in time to coffee.
Join to join a quadrille party of cabin stools I was charmed with my first view of Belize:
which had entered my state roon evidently on seen amidst the gathering shadows of evening,
festie thought intent; while I regarded the inva. its zinc roofs resembled slates and it rather re-

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minded me of an English watering place, the air gentle politeness of the children, 'boys and girls,
was deliciously cool, not in the least suggestive contrasted very favourably indeed with those
of the torrid zone close at hand and in the dim of the schools in the United States. The progress

distance were cayes of every size Emerald
gems set in the ring of the sea" We were very
much afraid we might not he allowed to land
that night but cruel fate had ceased to torment
us, the evil genius of the sea relaxed his hold and
sweet land spirits in earthly form of. Sisters of
Mercy took me in charge a:dl gave me a loving
Sitting on the Convent gallery, strengthened
by a terr.i-firma supper I forgot the horrors of the
Carrib-..i sea and gave myself up to the enjoy-
nment of the Dolcefa'r niente.
The cocoa-nut palm as it stood in bold relief
against the sky first challenged my ad.niration
then that brilliant constellation the Southern
cross" greeted my eyes for the first time and
the clerk of the weather kindly get up a magnifi-
cent display of heavenly fireworks for my bene-
fit-lighning flashed, thunder rolled, rain pour-
ed in torrents while I fervently thanked God that
1 lay in a bed which would keep still under any
provocation short of an earthquake or cyclone.
It seems to me there is a great future before
Belize, its resources of income are inexhaustible,
it is a favoured child of nature who has lavished
on it many gifts, including that of a delightful
climate, a perpetual summer,zealous hard work-
ing priests, inspired with a truly apostolic spirit
and the dear daughters of Catherine McAuley
who so gently win souls to God, drawing them
to him by an Invisible cord of charity. A visit
to the schools under the charge of the Nuns was
one of the many pleasant ones I paid in Belize.
The first thing that impressed me was the won-
derful order and regularity that prevailed, the

made by all the pupils is mrvellous considering
the sisters arc not there three years and many of
the children had no knowledge of the English
language prior to their arrival. IIn he hospital I
talked with many of the patients and cheered the
hea.ts of some among them 'by being able to
converse with them of their distant homes, from
each of them came tbe sorrowful cry which I
have so often heard within the past twelve month
" If I were hack again to England I would never
leave itl"
The Catholics of Belize should feel proud of
their little clunch. I was fortunate enough in
being present for the devotions of the u2tarantc
or., and the closing scene will not soon .e cras-
ed from memory's tablets. Kneeling before the
altar, which is in itself a monument of Honduras
skill, an exhibit of nature woods, I felt a 1. have
so often felt during my wanderings low Inily
the Catholic Church is one and undivided. Out-
side the walls everything told me I was far from
my native land, the tropical vegetation, the lan-
guage of the majority all were strange to me,
but within the sanctuary I was at. home: there
was the confessional, the same as the familiar
one where I laid aside the burthen of my sins;
the communion rail with its spotless cloth where
the God of heaven had entered into my breast i
the tabernacle wherein rests He whose delight
is to be with the children of men"; the lamp
burning in perpetual adoration and from the lips
of the vested, priest came the well known words
"Dominus eobiscum ct cum spirilu 'two"?
The organ peal, the fragrant incense, the bril-
liant lights, the devout worshippers all link to-

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gather the past and present while turning our and in the twilight hour when memn,
thoughts to the glorious future when sorrow busily retraces the face and forms of absent one
and parting will be alike unknown. my thoughts will turn to those never to be
The public buildings and churches of various forgotten friends who made my visit to bcautifl
denominations belonging to the town are a cred- Belize one short bright dream of happiness.
it to it and I have not the slightest doubt that un-
der the energetic regime of the present respected Coasting Theology.
Governor many improvements will be effected.
Driving across the picturesque bridge I noticed a
small space being laid off for ornamental use: A curious little Incident occurred on a coast.
this when well planted with shade trees will be er plying between Belize and Corozal, which
an addition to that part of the town and gives has the merit of containing a natural Introduc-
promise of further effort in the shape of tion,a natural objection and a natural conclusion:
combining utility with decoration. Every town yet neither of the parties concerned, was abh
whether small or great has its little captious co- to do more in defended of his cause than make a
terie represented by a carping individual, who flat statement though his mind had evidently
perched on a stool, with scissors and paste pot much more to say, hut could nut, for lack of
handy, fancies his is the identical" pen which is power to express, intimate conviction.
mightier than the sword" and destined to right A b ti had been selling the sail
all sublunary affairs. I was told that one of

thoie literary Bombas who would enlighten
Delize, has styled this improvement of His Ex-
cellency's the Mule Park:" surely such a say-
ing is unkindly unsympathetic, for even donkeys
feel for their kin I
Alas the too short visit has come to an end, my
trunk is repacked, the City of Dallas" awaits
to receive me within her purgatorial recesses, the
saddest of all words must be said and to all the
dear friends I have made in Beli.e I say with
all reluctanceF- arewell.-

My heart Is filled with gratitude for kind
words and friendly offices, with sorrow for the
inevitable parting. It may be that these friend.
ly faces will see mine no more, our hands will
sunder at the parting clasp never on this
earth to meet again but n the communion
o the ints we can mingle our pryers together

of the hungay, driving it at its best speed through
the Ilulk Head channel, when a conversntioln,
roused by the inward jubilation of one of the
passengers who could not restrain joy at his own
good fortune, distracted not only the attention
of the Captain but of the wind too for it began
to lull.
".Well thank God," said the affable little man
of Corozal, I am happy. Yes Sir, happy.
God has blessed me, the world has smiled upon
me, Yes Sir I am happy."

Indeed you seem to be, and I hope your
joy may be lasting and not like the breeze that
bagan fair and now is hesitating about leaving
us ;" and the traveller from the South gazed
on the slugglish wavelets that seemed to splash
against the boat, only to remind one that he
was on the water.

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Yes Sir-now just see how well I managed
my business:"and a light smile of self satisfac-
lion beamed on the little man's face as he sized
the tip of his shoe and hauled it closer up, as if
to secure a good foundation for his story.
Well Sir-you see I have long turned my
thoughts on securing an appointment--not very
labo:rious and yet with its advantages to a man
of my position,so after deep reflexion I conclud-
cil tint the safest plan would be to go direct to
head qlnrters. No sooner said than done. I
went tn elllize-whence I now return you see.-
Friends advised me to secure the patronage of
several influential persons and not be too self-
assured for that the Governor would not be in a
hurry to see my good qualifications though no
doubt I possess some."
I am afraid myn charming friend all this jub-
ilation and self-esteem reveals you. Are you a
loc:-prencher? spurted out the irritated planter.
No Sir,I am (not one of those most uninteresting
creatures, was the genial man's reply.
"Strangel You must be something in the sky-
pilot line, for you seem to make no more ac-
count of of the calm that has taken us, than if
we were going eighteen knots an hour to Jeru-
salem. It may be however that you are too glad
of your success to think about such trifling con-
cerns, eh? -so let that pass. But to whom
did you apply ?" asked the southerner vith a
twinkle ofcuriosity as to what influence this little
man could have in Belize.

"Oh that was a very easy matter to arrange-I
went of course to Mr. A.- and Mr. B-- and
Mr. C.- knowing that those gentlemen were
ail in favour and good standing with His Excel,

Well but did these gentlemen know you ?"
proceeded the interrogator.
"To be sure Sir. I dunt mean to say that per-
haps they did not know much about me, though
every body knows me. yes,everybody must know
me-however be that is it may,I made them see
my reason for soliciting the appointment and they
assured me of their good will and gave me prom-
ise of kind words. To cut the long story short,
sir, I was notified the next day that I could see
the Governor, so dressing myself as finely as I
could I went to Goverment House with perfect
reliance in the good words of my friends," and
he stretched out his little legs, drew his finger
round his shirt collar, jerked up one shoulder
and then another as if settling his costume once
more into shape and continued, Now Sir you
cannot believe how kindly I was received-all
on account of the recommendation of Mr. A.-
Mr. B- and Mr. C.- and at Inst after a few
preliminary observations of no moment Ilia Lx-
cellency said Mr.-- I am very happy to give
you the appointment you seek, believing that
you lare an honest man as these letters testify.
Now Sir"-and he rubbed his hands and smiled
right round and all over the face" don't you think
I am a happy man? You see what it is to know
how to use friends and-
Ave Maria Purisima I-Caramba loudly
interrupted the bold captain rising to his feet and
scratching his head,for the sails were flapping
against the shaky mast;Sweet mother I'll hnrn a
whole packet of candles in your honour if only
you'll put me in Corozal to night."
Goodness gracious captain l-What are you
saying? You must not ask the Virgin-ask
God-God is the giver of all good gifts.
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thing and do anit.hcr Did you go to the Gov- tive Magistrats that they disappeared from
ernoe when you sought the appointment you are borders within a few weeks and without causing
so elated about? I thought you said you had much serious damage. It was joyful new.
been to Mr. A.-- Mr. B.- and Mr. C- to hear in December last that, no locusts wcrn
to use their influence for your benefit and on the existing in British londuras and doubly jo)flu
strength of their recommendation you got the because it was believed that this invasion would
place. So do I, for if you anr not fit to go on notbe repeated, but was only a chance visit, such
your own merits before the Governor of Belize, as they make from time to time without resting in
neither am I, before my God. Sopla San Anto- the country or selecting it as breeding ground.
nio--while he ended his honest desires with a coy When however we were advised quite I cetli
whistle for the wind. The little man drew up
that these creatures had appeared again ainoiit his legs once again like a turk on his carpet e at
S the plantations of the northern district we werr

wVIll t l t11 nIll; 11*J U; 1 1 [ I llu UIU t U 111
the boards as if they might help him out of the
difficulties. No more was said on the subject on
either side, though pcihaps as in the case of the
historic parrot a great deal was thought.

Locusts. *
------ :.K
Now that the Agriculturpl Association of
Belize has determiiued to take practical steps to
advance Agriculture in lelize British Honduras
it will not be without interest to direct the atten-
tion of Association to one of the principal en-

naturally filled with alarm lest this re-nppearancr
might be indicative of an annual visitation or
even what is worse, of a permanent selection
for a breeding place.
Should this prove to be the case, then the most
serious application is required to rescue the Colo-
ny from the danger which threatens it, lbfuor
we even dream of starting Farms, Gardens Iand
'lantations. In order to make effective ant
steps which the Association tmay tltke, let us
study what the locust is, and how we may suc-
ceed by degrees in exterminating the plagite
from the country.

emies ol all cultivation, I mean the Locusts. My authority would he of little worth, if it
These creatures made their first appearance were not, that it is based on the report of one of
last year crossing over from Yucatan and by the Entomological Commissions formed in the
recent reports they are reappearing in the North- United States for the purpose of studying the
crn portion of the Colony. locust question.

Very great efforts indeed were made last year For whatever I may say I rely on their author-
to destroy them and banish them from the North- ity, which can certainly be trusted, for as they
ern and Western Districts, and we are indebted to are well acquainted, not only with the question,
the promptenergy'of His Excellency Governor but also with our climate, the American Ento-
Goldsworthy and the action of the two respec- mologists understand the case more practically
than Europeans, for locusts may be said to be a
N- prW for h (htin AWictlml A.tlotion, 1s8., speciality of America.

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The locusts of America are quite distinct from
those of the East. They belong to the order of
the Orthoplcra, are furnished with powerful
jaws and four wings, the upper pair being
coriaccous and the under pair membraneous,
and are active in every stage of existence after
being hatched from the egg.
The entire order is sub-divided into seven
families. One of these is the Acridider to which
it would seem the locusts that come to us from
Yucatan belong and which is notto be confound-
ed with the American Locust that is a Grass-
hopper. The species Calofterus Sprceus is
found throughout the United States, but never
has passed the boundaries of Texas, nor is con-
cerned with any migration through Yucatan.
Ihonduras or Guatemala.
The real locust is the only insect that may
ihe properly styled migratory, for the few others
;cculstoin to wander, as for instance, the com-
Ioin butterfly, travel such a short distance as not
to he compared with that of the locust which
llies over one 'or two thousand miles. As a
rule lhe flight is undertaken during the day. In
favourallc weather the locusts rise early in the
Ifrcnoon, travel for seven or eight continuous
hours and then settle down about four or five
in the evening and take a hearty meal. The
'ate at which they travel is differently estimated
at from four to fifteen miles an hour, the varia-
tion depending on the velocity of the wind, and
the duration of an exodus has been known to
last six weeks.
Nothwithstanding this nomadic disposition,
locusts manifest a remarkable inclination to re-
turn to their old haunts, so that after travelling
for miles and miles away from their native place
they will return to it rather than settle in a new

region. Hence should they discover whenl in
localities far removed from their own home,
that the time of oviposition is not yet too near,
they will pack up and start on the return journey.
Should the nearness of the term render such a
flight not feasible, strange to say, the young
swarm hatched in the invaded territory bend
their flight to the home of their parents as soon
as they are strong enough, to undertake the
This instinct of the Locusts has lead Entomo-
logists to apply terms corresponding to their
habits. Thus the District where they generally
breed is called the breeding place; the District
in which they make a temporary stay and some-
times deposit eggs is the invaded place; those
locusts which have been hatched in the breeding
place and have made an incursion into another
locality is called the invading swarm,while those
which have been hatched abroad and make back
to the home of their progenitors is called the
returning swarm.
The time of migration of course only begins
when the insects have arrived at such a stage
that their newly formed wings have sufficient
strength for the undertaking. This time varies
with the climate. Thus while in more Norther-
ly regions such as Manitoba, Minnesota, they
only reach maturity in the latter part of June, in
the Southern part of Texas, they are in a fit
condition as early as April, and so the lower
down we go the earlier still do the insects arrive
at perfection.
Let us now examine what are the habits of
life of the Locusts in order that we may antici-
pate their arrival and be prepared to oust this
dreadful enemy, should he assail us.
It appears that two or three weeks after ac-

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quiring wings with sulliciet strength to carry after another to the surface of the earth, remain-
them over a long distance, the insects arrive at ing however bht a few minutes enveloped in a
a full maturity .Ind then the period of oviposi- very delicate tn;ly pellicle. By a number of
tion begin,. contracting and expanding movements they dis-
The female retires to a bare, sandy, dry entangle.themselves fro" this last encumbrance
place, which its instinct teaches it how best to and stand free but pale and colourless; il a few
select for laying its eggs, and .by meas of two hours however they assume the dark colour
pair of valves, worked by muscular motors, proper to their age.
drills a hole in the ground deep enough to receive As long as the supply of food in the hatching
the abdomen. The well thus formed is then ground is sullicient, the new host remains sta-
lined round with a mucous matter which the tionary, and give little cause for apprehension,
locust secretes from tlese same valves, and this Ibut should it fall short, they begin to stray,
done the deposition of eggs commences. sometimes in large bodies, devouring in their
The eggs are disposed in a most admirable progress all the grass, grain and garden produce
way, forming as it were a pod, with four rows, in their path.
calh row generally containing seven eggs, iand The time that elapses between their birth and
the space between the rows is filled by tlhe same the acquirement of full wings varies with the
frothy alMaltice which surrounds the eggs, and season, climate and weather, so that whereas in
which finally covers iup the hole itself. The St. L.ouis, U.S., it takes the young locust seven-
whole operation occupies several hours of a day. ty two tdays to acquire full use of its wings, in
lThe locuIi is rcapnile of producing three or the SiIuth of Texas they ply them well lifter two
four tines during the season of ovipositioi, so o r thlre, weeks. As soon as they have reached
that making an average calculation of twenty their maturity, they gather in swarms and start
eight eggs each time we may reckon on one huln- off in different directions, but all making for tire
dred and twelve nlew locusts for each pair every brcding place of their parents. Whether they
season, now these multiplied by the swarms that march under a King or Queen or without any
invade gives us a startling figure to reflect upon. recognized leader, is not easily Inade out, but
In cold climates the eggs remain eveu as much some believe they move instinctively and without
as si miOntlhs before showing signs of active outside control.
life, but in warm climates the information is only (to be continued.)
a question of weeks, as we experienced to our
own surprise last year in the North. As times C i p n at
adnce t .The Corpus Christi procession at Montreal
alvanccs the eggs begin to be plumper, larger was the largest ever seen there, ld,ooo persons
and transparent, and at last by a muscular effort taking part in it.
of the nascent locusts, the shell which envelopes Ferry requested an interview with the
tham Ehi. Ferry requested an Interview with the
then Rgive way, splitting along the anterior Pope, but it was refused, as he had previously
ventral side. All the eggs are hatched at the visited King Humbert in the most ostentatious
same time, and the young locusts escape one manner.

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The Cunard Steamer Gallia arrived at Queens-
town harbour yesterday morning at 3. 13, after a
somewhat eventful passage of nearly r4 days from
New York,bcing 6 and a half days overdue. The
passage was prolonged through the breakage of
the tunnel shaft on June 23rd. in lat. 41 27 long.
51 8, wheia the vessel was four days out. The
engines were completely disabled. On 'the fol-
lowing day the Gallia fell in with the steamer
Gezier, which endeavoured for an hour and a
half to tow the Gallia ; but being quite, use-
less for the purpose. she was cast loose.
On the 25th at II A. M. the Gallia met the
steamer River Avon, which towed her during
the whole of the day and two following days a
distance of 300 miles to the eastward with the
object of taking the vessel out of the track of
icebergs. In the meantime the engineers were
continually at work effecting temporary repairs
to tlhe disabled shaft. Their efforts were so
successful that on the 28th the vessel was able
to steam nearly ten knots, a result which afford-
ed )o much satisfaction to the passengers that
they iniintdintelv started a subscription for the
engineers, collecting 125. The Gallia con
tinned to stem from nine to ten knots until
her arrival at Queenstown. The tug Crusier
and the steamer Demerara are proceeding in
company with the Gallia to Liverpool, where
she is due at six o'clock this morning. The
Gallia brings 298 saloon and 9g steer'ge pas-
sengers, who all speak highly of the treatment
they received on board.Little or no inconvenience

was experienced through the prolongation of
the voyage, and only those who had previously
arranged to disembark at Queenstown left the
ship there. One of the saloon passengers, Mr.
George Anderson, died of hemorrhage on z6th
June, and was buried at sea.
Glasgow Herald.


The celebration of the feast of St. Ignatius of
Loyola has never been celebrated with such com-
plete success as oi Friday the 31st ult. The at-
tendance at High Mass was very considerable.
The Rev. Fitlhcr Superior celebrated the Holy
Mass assisted by Father Parisi of Punta Gorda
as Deacon and Father Piemonte of Orange Walk
as Subdeacon. Father Gower, after the Gospel,
preached an animated sermno, on the zeal of St.
Ignatius for the salvation of souls.
Amongst the gentlemen at lunch were the ulln.
ourable Colonial Secretary, and the Consuls of
Spain, and of Guatemala. At night shortly
after solemn vespers a thoroughly festive gather-
ing was held in the schoolroom, which had been
tastefully decorated by gentle hands. At inter-
vals during the Conversazione selections of mu-
sic were rendered and deservedly apphluded.
The toasts of the Pope and the Queen having
been duly proposed, a number of speeches relat-
ing to the occasion were delivered,which will be
given at length in al another part.
Immediately after the proceedings had termina-
ted the Fathers returned to their repectivo miss-

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A despatch from Petcrsburgh ,Vs., states that El dia 17 de Julio cl Rev. P. Supcrior de Ia
ev.DKeiyfather of the recently appointed Mission lleg6 en Corozal para visitor los dos
the R.D,Keily,ather of the recently appointed Distritos del Norte y Norueste, y administrar
U. S. Minister to Austria, followed the exam. la confirmation. Despues de una brillante rc-
.le of his son, and has become a Catholic. He ccpcion que le dieron los nifos y nilas de la
Escuela, salidos en admirable ord en parn reci-
ru a prominent Methodist,-Catholie Times. birle en la plays, cs dieron Ins disposiciones
neccsarias pnralas dos funcioncs rcligisasn y
literarias, objeto principal de la visit. El DI.-
mingo por la mnfiana despncs de la misa mayor
It is expected that the National Catholic Uni se presentnron los confirmandos con sus Padrinos
estyof te United States will e completed, y despucs de un breve discurso, pronunciado por
erity of te Unit States will e completed mismo Padre Superior sobre el significado
and its doors opened to its first students,by Sep- mistico de las ceremonies sagradas de las con-
tember, 1886. The completion of the buildings firmacion, vcinte y site niflos y nifias recihieron
el Sacramento.

and the endowment of chairs will require an ex-
penditure of i,ooo.o0oodollars. The legal tit-
le of the institution is The Catholic Univer-
sity of America."-- atholic Times.

King Alphonso's Government has a hard
time of it. The secret societies endeavouring
to spread the so called Republicanism beyond
the Pvrenees. The cholera, the state of Cuba.

El Lunes zo de Agosto tuvo lugar un Desafin
.itcrarjo y la Distribucion de los Premio en la
magnifics sala que sirve dc Escuela Catolica en
Corozal. A las 7 de la noche colocados los 150
alumnos de la Escuela Catolica en un palco pre-
parado al proposito, se di6 principio al Desafio
de las diferentes classes entire Niflos y Niinas
de la misma Escuela. La salad estaba muy
hien adornada, y la concurrencia crecida dc
las families principles de Corozal animaba
masy mas i las Niflos en cl Desafio.

o B -11 .... ....... La miisica y lan declamacionc de diferentes tro7os
and Seflor Ruiz Zorrilla,are the three cmcaci. Lami, isica y Ing les y Ei ol n different abn roo
ous causes of danger, not only to the Govern- examencs literarios. Dnba gusto de ver cl in.
ment, but the throne and person of King Al- teres con que las niftas, procuraban de garar
a los ninos, y como los competidores de cada
phonso. The young King, who cannot com- clase despues de haber derrotado los contrarios
mand as much popularity as the son of Vic- se disputaban centre si el 6nico premio que estlah
tor Emmanuel after all, is, as we have often prepared par cdsn clase vcetorlosa. Dos a
tres veces se tuvieron que coocedlcrles ig-uals
said hefore,but a creature of the revolution. It premiosAlos dos superstites, que duspues de ha-
is true that the time is not yet ripe for Carlist berse disputado el premio sin caer en el mas ii-
nime error, fucron ambos declarados dignos del
agitation; but it is evident that a short Repu- mismo premio. Acabada cl desafio y repa.rti-
blican interregnum, followed by a reaction, dos los prcmios cl Rev. Padre Superior primer
Would be as likely to bring back Don Carlos y el Sr. Magistrado del Distrito despues, dieron
d be s likely to bring bck Don Crlos parabien Ins Esucclas Catolicas, y h los pa-
s King Alphonso.-Catholic Times. rientes que habian cooperado para que sus nifos
tuvieran enescuela pr6pia sin necesidad de fre-
--so:- quentar las de otras denominaciones. N9 con-
cluiremos esa pcquefa reselnn sin dar las debidas
The name of a religious of the Sisters of alabanzas a los P.P. y maestros que tanto interest
Mercy in New Orleans has been placed first o toman par pr6movcr el adelanto de las Es-
ec list of the O an has been placed fi t cuelas,y dar Ia gracias h Mrs. Travers que se digno
the list of the Lady Authors of Louisiana" at acompaftar con maestri admirable sobre el piano
the great Expoition.-CatAolic Time. los canticos principles de la function.

[ 41 ]

Conrus CHRISTI procession in Vienna is a bareheaded, bearing lighted tapers, guarded
sight well worth seeing. The streets all along right and left by noble pages in scarlet and

the route are transformed during the previous
night as if by magic. Tribunes and platforms
of all sorts spring up in front of the most fashion-
able shops, and all the houses are profusely de-
corated with green boughs. All Vienna was in
the streets by five in the morning on the feast
this year, and the number of those who stood
patiently behind the Infantry who lined the route
was estimated at over a hundred thousand.
With his customary punctuality the Emperor
left the itofburg so as to arrive before the main
entrance of the Cathedral exactly at seven. He
was in a splendid carriage drawn by eight mag-
nificcnt greys, the Archdukes following
ringes with six horses, and the Court and State
dignitaries with four. When he arrived at the
Cathedral the Emperor was received by the cler-
gy and the military and civil dignitaries of the
capital, as well as the full Chapter of all the
existing Orders, Corpus Christi Day in Vienna
being also the Austrian Ordensfest." The
Cardinal Archbishop, presented the Holy water
to the Emperor, who then entered the Cathedral
with his whole suite to assist at High Mass;
whilst, outside, the great St. Stephen's Square
was lined on all sides with people. In the mid-
die was a squadron of Cavalry and one of Austro-
Ihungarian Horse Guards in splendid gala uni-
form. After High Mass the procession began,
the monks of all Orders and the priests, with
hanners, leading the way. Then came the
Vienna Burgomaster and most of the Town
Council, the Generals and the members of the
various civil and military Orders. Next came
the Cardinal carrying the Host under a baldachin
borne by four chamberlain. The Emperor,
the Crown Prince, and the Archdukes followed

white, and mounted on white horses. The
Guards closed the pageant, which moved slowly
down tne Kirnthner Strasse, through the Mchl-
markt.and back to the Cathedral, halting only
in front of four altars which had been erected at
certain points on the route. The return of the
procession was heralded by a flourish of trumpets.
The Cardinal then took the Blessed Sacrament
back into the Church, and the various dignitaries
drove away.-The Weekly Register.

-: o: -

DURING her recent stay at Aix-le-Balns, the
Queen received a letter from the Archbishop of
Chambiry. His Grace said he desired to pay
his respects and homage to Her Majesty before
proceeding on his visitation; and he went on to
refer to the protection afforded to the Catholic
Missions in the different Colonies under the
British dominion. In these Missions were a
number of priests from the archdiocese of Cham-
bery, who received perfect freedom and equality
under the British flag. Her Majesty deserved
the homage of all Catholics for the equal laws
administered to all her subjects. That she had
the obedience, the love, and the loyalty of her
subjects, the writer had an opportunity of judg-
ing during a number o f years he spent in a cer-
tain town in France which was much frequented
by English Catholics. Her Majesty, who was
much pleased with the communication, placed it
in the hands of the Earl of Kenmare.

[42 ]


Convento de Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes,

Belize, British Honduras.
Las llermanas Il Nucstra Schora de Ins Mercedes hal abicrto ana
ESCUELA ESPECIAL en Belize para aIn Scforitas.
El curso del Instituto comprende Leer y Escribir correctamente el
Inglis, y todos los demis ramos que complitan la Educacion Inglesa.
El Frnncs, vl Dibujo Elemental, la Costura y el Bordado Simple
srrin eniisfidos 5 petition de los Padres de Familia.

El Pago es $5 Por Mes.
LPr ln Mulikica-Piano 6 Guitarra, otros $; al Mcs. Sc harA una rebaja
en favor de las Ninias que .ssis.tan I a escucla.
Tual nien sv ha l)icrto un Colcjgio de Internas p:ra las Scfi.ritas (Jue
luieri lllna Educacion ELhinrada, vievindo enteranictite baj) la direccion
de las Ilcrmani .
La Pension para estas sera de $15o cada Seis Meses.
W- Todo pago se hace por adelantado.
Por mas porminlirces se puede hablar con la lMadrc Supcriora.
Convnito dc Sla. Caialina, Bdizc.

Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Belize.
A SELECT SCIIOOL for young ladies ha, beenl opened by the NUNS of
this establishment.
French is taughtthlroughout all the Classes, if desired. Also Eleirentary
Drawing, Plain Work, and the simpler kinds of Fancy Work.

PXTRAS-Music, Piano or Guitar, $5 per Month. A reduction I made
in tavour of Children attending the Schools, All payments to be made In advance.
Boarders, $300 a year, payable half yearly in advance.
For particulars apply to the Rcv.rcnd Superior, at the Convent.
app Rvrcd Spro,



9th month.

Sun 6. at 5.46.
un 13. at 5-.74
20. at 5,4 .
rises. 27. at 5.50.


T S. Raymond. r
W S. Stephen, King.
Th B.B. Anthony and comp. S.J. 3
F S, Rosalia. 4
S S. Lawrence Justin. 5
Su. S. Zachary, Proph. 6
M B.B. Thomas and comp. S.J. 7
T Nat. of B.V.M. 8
W B. Peter claver S.J. 9
Th S. Nicholas Tolent. o1
F B.B. Charles and comp. S.J. II
S S. Guido. 12
Su. Holy name of Mary. '3
M Exalt of the Holy Cross. r4
T Oct. of Nat. B.V.M. 15
W S.S Cornelius and Cyprian. 16
Th The Stigmata of S. Fran. 17
F S. Joseph a Cupert. 18
S S.S. Januarius and comp. 19
Su. The seven Dolours B.V.M. 20
M S. Mathew Ap. 2
T S. Thomas of Villanueva. 2a
W S. Linus. 23
Th Our Lady of Mercy: 24
F Off S. Ignatius. 25
S Com. Immac. Cone. 26
Su. S.S. Cosmas and Damian. 27
M S. Wenceslaus. 28
T S. Michael Arch. 29
W S. Jerome; 30


Changes 2. Last Quarter.
Changes 8. New Moon.
Moon. 16. First Quarter.
Moo 4. Full Moon.


F. Parchi died 187o.
Great fire of London :666.
Orange Walk raid 1872.
River Hudson dised. i6o9.
Thiers died 1877.
Survivors of the MAignonette arr. at Falm'th.
Great Eastern left the Thames 1859.
Faples invaded by Garibaldians 1860.
Generol Elio shot at Valencia 1822.
Victory at St. George's Cay 1798.
Drogheda,Ireland,taken byCromwell 1649.
Guizot died 1874.
Battle of Tel-el-Kebir i882.
Settlers captured fromSt.GeorgesCay i779.
Independence of Mexico 18o.'
Ember day Merida city railway opened.
Earthquake at Melbourne 1855.
Ember day.
Ember day Paris invested by 187o.
Battle of Alma 1854.
Sir Walter Scott died 183z.
F. Genon died S178.
East Indies comp. formed t,6ob.
Washington city taken 1814.
Havclock relieves Lucknow 1857.
Dr. commonly called F. Faber died 1863.
Cruikshank died 1878.
Strasburg surrendered 187o.
King Alfonso insulted in Paris 1883.
Pres. Grtvy apologized.





CoLONY NorT, --page 44.
MARTnISOF THrCommUs, 46.
Faar or ST. IONATIUS,- .47.
BArrT. or ALMA,- 51.
Cm I, 5a


Colony Notes.

Our readers of the month will be gratified to
bear that the Rev. Father Pastor Molina S. J.
has at last arrived ir the Colony by the S. S.
Elli Knight. His knowledge of the Maya lan-
guage will be a more than welcome service to
manyin the colony.

We have been honoured also with a visit from
Monsignor Frain, of New Orleans who spent
many years amongst the Indians of the coldest
climes of Canada. He manifested great inter-
est in the colony its people and its prospects.
There appears to be reason for believing that
the West India Regiments are to be gradually
removed from the colony and their place occupied
by mounted constabulary formed of recruits
from various parts.

A etig, presided oer by Capt. Hall of
Sata Rit met on Monday the 24th ulto. topro-
re by petition the pennanency of the West
iatroops fr the protection of the colony.

Befatz. En d etos UtIno meaes.paree que
ues h udad e dep dodel etargo
Shbt qued4 deded nos a o. M hbnas

LocvTrs, page 55.
Rev. J. Awaro, 58-
ExALTArTON'orI THCaoss," 59-

obras pnblicas se ban empezado, como el Jardin
central, el Telifono, la casa de las Caribes y la
recomposicion del canal que cruza la ciudad.
Nos dicen que el mapa topografico de Belize
esti complete y que pronto se publicarA. Ver-
daderamente hacia falta ese plan. El Goberna-
dor Barlee habia dado el primer empuje, dando
nombre i todas las calls, ahora que se afiade el
plan, falta que se numeren las casas para que se
pueda Ilegar con acierto i li de cada individuo,
sin verse precisado a tocar i difentes puertas
antes de encontrar la que se va buscando.
Sabemos tambien que se va atomar el censo
general y publicar con este una guia a los estran-
jeros, de todos los negociantes y pcrsonas con-
spicuas de la ciudad.
El trabajo del canal procede lentamente, la
falta de materials y de medics de conduccion es
la causa porque el trabajo vaya despacio. La
locomotora y vagones legados nos hacen esperar
que veremos adelantar la obra con mas prontitud
y ai library la ciudad de los muchos y graves in-
convenientes que tal construction acarrea.
Se esti reunlendo el material pars las nuevos
oficinas frente la C6rte y se ha colocado en el
Fuerte de S. Jorge una farola, Is cual, no
obstante de no tener la clevaclon corespondlente,
per labrillante delay lu y so matiz rojlzo se
contradistingue entire la, pocas que Ia rodean.
Digo poca, porque por nuestra disgracia, todo-


via Belize siguc sepultada''en' sus tinieblas
Mientras que en todo pais del globo se ticne
abundante luz en la noche, y la luz electric se
propaga con admirable rapidez en las capitals
del mundo civilizado, Belize se contents con cua-
tro miserables faroles i las cuatro esquinas del
puente principal, que I or estupenda economic no
se encienden las noches de luna, aunque el cielo
encapotado no deje pasar ni un rayo del astro
Difercntcs Asociaciones se han formado que
muestran cl inreres'que empiezanT. tomar los
habitantes por cl adelanto del pais, tal como la
sociedad Agricola, la de laExposicion deLondres,
la de Mutuo adelanto.' "-Todas'tienen sus re-
uniones peribdicas muy concurridas. 'Hacemos
votos que sigan con eel entusiasmo conque han
empczado'y que no scan 'unaasde las.tantas que
por 'ndolenciahnatural del pais han fracasado a
los pocos meses.
En la parte religious el. Catolicismo pregresa
scnsiblemente; poco i poco van desappreciendo
aquellas ideas falsas de;'idolatria, ignorancia,
supersticion, inquisicion, prevention con que unos
hahian.procurado calumniar la;Iglesia Catolica.
para engafiar h los simples. (Las escuclas.bajo la
direction de'las Hermanas delay Mercedcuentan.
unos 4oo"alumnos [y de estos las dos tcrccras
panes son)Protestantes, pertenccientcs a familiar
muy decentes'delapueblo. La cscuela especial
para niitos y niflas de categoria estan bien con-
curridas, los adelantos de loj alumnos se ban
hecho notables en los repetidos examenes y entre-
tenimientos que handado al public, y tdos em-
piezah a entender que ito'hay tal.ignorancia
centre las instituciones Catolicas. y que las princi-
pales families de Belize, no estar preocupados
los parientes con fatates perju:cios, no pueden

45 J

encontrar cducacion mas camerada, que.a que
Ics ofrcccn diez Scforitaslamericanas, Ins cuales
no teniendo compromises de familiar, dedican
today su vida ysu saber i las alumnas confiadas
a su direction. Se estin reuniendo los materials
para levantar pronto un c6modo y elegant
edificio en el terreno de dichas Hermanas pars
instalar en Eil n Coleg6o segun el estilo de los
El temple ha mejorado much en adornos y
decoraciones. Despucs de la ereccion de la
nueva sacristia, sc colocb con una rapidez ad-
mirable cl nuevo piso sin que se tuvieran que sus-
pender tan solamente un dia las funciones re-
ligiosas. Los fondos de r,6oo pesos sereunierol.
con muchisima facilidad con la pcquenfa contri-
bucion mensual que dicron los Catolicos y los
cariflosos modalcs de las cuatro colectoras que
se dcdicaron con todo esmero & la penosa tarea
de colectar.
El espfritu religioso auments much y el tem-
plo es tan concurrido en los dias festivos que
empieza a encontrarse angosto por el nrmero de.
los que asisten: las comunioncs son muy fre-
quentes y hay domingos en cl aflo que pasan de
zoo: los matrimonios aun escasos scvin cele-
brando poco a poco; la sociedad cat6lica que
contaba al principio solamente doce individuos
en pocos afios ha aumentado a mas de treinta y
sus rcuniones mensualcs son bien atendidas: los
niftos del altar bajo el titulo de congregacion de
S. Luis, progresan sensiblemente en ndmero:
buena ccnducta, y exactitud en ejecutar las rib-
ricas. Muy briltante udc ai fiesta celebrada el
3o y 31 de Julio, para solemnizar el aniversaria
del transit feliz del gloriosa S. Igunciode
Loyo|k fundador de los Jesuitas, acontecido en
el afo de 1558. Reunidos. todos los Pad re de


Is mission, hubo solemnes visperas la tarde del 30,
despoes de la cuales el Rev. P. Antillach pro- THE MARTYRS OF THE COMMUNE*
nuncib un elocuente discurso en castellano sobre
las virtues heroics del Santo. La manana del -
S3 pasar de ser dia de trabajo fue muy con- The following description of the martyrdom
curridal Iglesia, tanto i las misas rczadas, y t p o
como i la mayor en la cual oficiaron el Rev. P. ign rboy in the pnson of
Superior celebrate, los P. P. Parisi y Piemonte Roquette is taken from Mr. Keenan's recently
diacono y subdiucon y todos los nifios del altar. published novel Trajan:-
El Rev. P. Gower die uno de sus iclinados dis-
curnos en Inglis, presentando el S. Padre en el Ferrc commanded silence, and, holding a
moment de su ixtasis en Mauresacuando ideaba paper lavishly blotched with red ink called out as
'Ia fundacion de la compafia de Jesus. Por la the tunkey threw the doors open-
tarde hubo segundas vispcras con Bendicion "Georges Darboy, calling himself servant of
solemn, despues de la cual tuvo lugar en la
escuela la reunion de los principals catolicos a person named.God!" He paused.
cuyos pormenores quedan consignados en la From cell 23, the aged archbishop came out
part Ingles. into the hideous mass of anarchy, for a moment
Tambicn las Escuelas quisieron solemnizar silent. lis purple soutane covered his emaciat-
la mcmoria del Santo Fundador cntretcnicndo ed figure. His hands hung beside him. He
l di 3o los Padres de la mission y unos con- ur. His hands hun beside him.
"vidados con un brillante examen de studios, came'quite forward to his assassins, and, bow-
amenizado con music cantos y pcquefias repre- ing his head, meekly waited I Shading his eyes
sentaciones. Fu .tanto mas celebrado dicho with the paper, held as a screen, Ferre gave the
examen i la escuela especial de las Hermanas pathetic figure a [verifying glance, and then re-
pot haber sido casi improvisado, con solo dos d the fearl
b tires dias de preparac;on-prueba irrefragable
del adelanto de los alumnos de esa escucla. "Gaspard Digurrey, soi disantservitrur d'un
El dia l de Julo tuvieron un m Fctin los nomme Dic l" the voice tranquil, decisive,
principsles de Orange Walk en presencta del
'. Superior, ocupando la silla el Sr. Magistrado and egotistically prolonged, as if the assassin
Mr. I ckwoad. A consecuencia del discurso called the mob to remark the confidence with
pronunciado por el mismo accrca de la necesidad
que tenia 0. W. de poner la ensefianza en mano which he swept these instruments of superstition
de las Hermanas com plans mejores institutoras from the paths of the people.
de la colonial, so convidaron los Padres de
families que Be obligaron i entregar sus ninos i At the call, an aged man, past his eightieth
I escuela privada,nagando 5 pesos mensuales y d
levantar un fondo de s,ooo pesos par edifica- year, dragged his poor old limbs tremdlingly
C lon de la ca. A pesar de haber sido pocos forward and, like the bishop, answered simply
loa quc asistieron i l reunion, e alistaron ta and meekly: "Herel"
slumnos pars Ia escuela privada v 300 pesos de
Fecimo O. W. r tan brillantes princi Then came tCe nomme luon de Coudray--
0 que de seguro darn mejores resultados. large, inelooking man in middle life, rector of

r 47 1

:school of St. Genevieve, and a Jesuit. There
ns neckness in the resonant "mcvtoici" with
vhich he answered his name, nor quailing in the
:lance with which he swept the tatterdemalion
mob, whose eyes flamed in impatient ferocity for
his audacious blood.
Alexis Clerc, a brother Jesuit, hastened from
his cell with a buoyant step and sparkling eye.
HeI had coveted martyrdom since his novitiate,
aud now the crown was in his sight he was joy-
,,us as the lover before the rose guarlands of the
marriage feast. A murmur ran through the
reeking mass of lust and murder as the young,
handsome face became visible; but Ferre re-
pressing the outbreak by a terrible 'Silence,
citoyensl' proceeded to the end of the list mark-
ed for sacrifice.
The prisoners were placed in a row, their backs
against the wall. As the archbishop was hustled
roughly into place, with a gentle movement he
arrested the steps of his guards, and, turning to
the group, now motionless, said with an accent
of sincerity that dre v tears in many an eye:
"My children I I freely forgive you. If the cause
of my Master can be served in this sacrifice I
,strender my short remaining space of life as
gladly as I have devoted fifty years to His sub-
lime ministry. But my heart aches for you-I
know you do not knov what you do, and I pray
t'e good God that this may not be visited upon
But here, with a brutal curse, Ferri ordered
the crowd to clamour the benignant voice into
silence. At this, moved beyond resistance, two
of the guards fell on their knees, imploring the
martyr's blessing. Outraged by such pusillan-
imity and surrender to superstition, the mob of
guPrds, with Perri at their head, seized the re-

calcitrants and whisked them away under a volley
of such frightful blasphemy as the French fan.
guage alone seems the fit vehicle for.
Trajan could not believe that the scene was
real. The figure swam before his eyes. The
savage guards, the revolting jests and scurrilities,
the priests ranged in line along the wall. Surely,
it was a phantom horror that was pranking in
this devil's comedy before him I No, The vic-
tins stand erect; the priests, with clasped hands,
are praying; the glistening barrels are raised on
a line; the hoarse clamour is hushed; the figure
of Ferri, rigid, satanic, jocose, looms up under
spluttering flame-
"Make ready-fire l"
A cay of horror, a confused gurgling of insati-
able execration, a demon chorus of exultant joy,
possible to no human throats-and the figures at
the wall lie a confused mass. But they have not
met the mercy of swift death. There is a gasp-
ing movement in the tortured heap-another
volley is fired, then straggling shots, as if to pro-
long the delights of it; and then Ferri himself,
to mark his place it the tragedy, runs to the mass,
and, planting his pistol on the grey hairs of the
bishop, fires the last shot.
The Wcckly Register.

The Feast of St. Ignatlus in Belize

Though a month has now elapsed since the
feast of'the great Saint Ignatus of Loyola, it is
but just that our friends abroad should partici-'
pate in the joyous sentiments felt expressed on
that occasion in Belize. The school room had
been tastely trimmed with flags and a spacious
side board was crowded with more than was
needed to make the gathering festive. By eight



been blessed with; we would have great cause wrought in an almost inexplicable manner, but
to be thankful; but the Sisters of Mercy would which nevertheless is a fact and which I believe
be unhappy if they only had such works to per. you all must have noticed. It is this:-
form Since the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in the
Every observing eye has noticed plainly that colony many more persons (and .particularly
they have not confined themselves to the train- men) have not only been more regular in their
ing of our children, not a day passes by, but attendance at Mass, bet have changed their lives
you see these good Sisters visiting the houses in entirely, and have been seen to come to their
which they hear oj or expect a sick person to be duties after having lived apart from the Church
found; and in many instance some of these for years. Account for it us you please but it
persons are sot ever. catholics ; but they have is nevertheless a fait.
.only one object in mind To 1.o (oun, not only Various other toasts were given in turn and
to the body, but also to the soul; and I know the expressions of appreciation of the lahours of
for a fact that several non-Catholics have been the Choir and the four collectors were proposed
brought within the pale of the Church through with gratifying intent and effect.
the kindness attentions, and exhortations, and The Choir, though at times suffi'ing from
nodoubt through the zeal and piety of these sickness or misfortune has been remrn. knbly con-
religious ladies. It would be impossible for me stant and has aided in the solemnity of the
to state the amount of good that has been done Church services by the rendering of sacred
by the Sisters amongst the poor and the sick of music.which cannot find place outside a Catholic
this town. Has our Hospital ever been visited Church.
before by the ladies of the town? Yes-hut in The collectors merited adnriratlon for their
what manner? A lady has perhaps sometimes perseverance in gathering together over 1,500
hurried through the wards and said a kind wold dollars in monthly subscription last year. This
to some convalescent patient. But who ever sat sum was expended on the new Sacristy and in
by the hed side and dressed the most loathsome renovation of the church floor and the surplus is
wounds; and visited the patients day after day now being applied to the pa;ntfn, of the roof.
until they recovered? Or if unfortunately they We must not omit a naive remark of the Am-
did not recover, until they breathed their last. erican Consul, who referring to the feast of the
Who ever has been known to do these acts day, and to the religious toleration in the Stat-r
of mercy in our public hospital except these said;-that for his part he did not pretend to
kind Sisters-and all this; not for what they know much about Saints, but that in the Great
might gain, for they have nothing to gain here, Republic, if they could not boast of saints, they
(no, not even fame) but for the good of suffer- could, he had no doubt at all, make a fine show
nlg humanity. The same may be said our o: great sinners and that therefore there was
rison which is visited by two Sisters at least room for the best efforts of missionaries.
once every week.
We eAll separated at a late hour highly pleased
Snext come to a good which has been with their evening.


The following lines were written by a drum.
mer by whose Father was killed in the fight and
were forwarded to a Siser of Mercy in the hos-
pital a alaclava with the P. S. &c.


"Oih! welcome, hoary Christmas,
\Vith all thy gladdening train
A thousand welcomes to you,
Were my father back again!
A year ago he shared in
Our juvenile delights,
But now, alas! he sleepeth
On Alma's gory heights.


I monrn him. gay old Christmas,
For he was kind to me;
And though a daring soldier,
A father's heart had he.
I weep not that he left us
To guard his country's rights,
But that he found so early
A grave on Alma's heights.

"He bade me, when we parted,
For his safe return pray.
And strive to cheer my mother
When he was far away.
On my ear his words still linger;
I dream of him o'er-night,
And fancy I can hear him
On Alma's crowded height.


"As yet I'm but a stripling,
Unused to war's alarms;
But when I'm grown to manhood,
With strength to carry arms,
I'll go and join the forces,
Be foremost in the fight,
And then revenge my father,
Who fell on Alma's height."

I. 'S, The piece of poetry by a Comrade
on the Death of his Father at Alma I send with
my best respects":
The Battle of Alma was fought Sep. so, 1854.

Continental Events.

It is stated that Mr. Jogandt, better known as
Leo Taxil, has been reconciled to God'sChurch,
having made a spiritual retreat and a complete
retractation of all the statements made in the
pernicious and calumnious works of which he is
the author, notably "Les Amours de Pic IX,"
"Les Calotins," &c. Leo Taxil will long be
remembered as one of the most virulent enemies
of God and religion. He was also an intimate
friend of Garibaldi. A terrible carriage accident
which happened sometime ago to his wife, and,
it may be added, the little encouragement which
works received, was the primary cause of his
change of sentiments. But English Catholics.
least of all, will throw doubt upon the mot.ves
of the. conversion of this erring soul. Their
prayers will be offered up that he may have the
gift of final perseverance.

NB. Our Readers will remember that Leo
Taxil was the author of the blasphemous in-
vitation to the free thinkers and Jews to celebrate
Good Friday by feasting and dances. Thank
God he has taken the "good lesson" to himself
while others perhaps more self satisfied continue
their old ways.

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tan solo en unos modestos pimientos rellenos:
Chist. compr6, pucs. en cl mercado comno xcnordinario
:(:: cuntro de estos, dignos por su tamafio, color y
figure de servir de gorro frigid al mismo Was-
En unade las cas litriascas de Madrid jun- fington en persona, y tom6 de nuevo el camino
tamente una modest capilla. viian tranquila- ide su caa, absorto en combiner los ingredients
mente formando una residcncia de solo cuatr del rclleno, con esa pureza dte intencion, con esa

individuos, unos micmbro dte la Compafiia de
Jesus. El P. Superior, hombre de letras, se
dedicaha principalmcntt & pullicar libros en re-
(utacien tde los errors nmodmieos, cl P. Antonio
varon de much santidaid y Mlo. trabajaha ca
todo ardor para el hicn de las almas juntamenite
i otro padre, y cl II. Domingo tenia todo cl
cuidado de lan cas, cocina. dispensa. &c., &c.
Era cl 3 dc Diciembre, fiesta de San Francis-
co Javier, apostol de las Indias y patron de los
inioiinerona de In Compafia, y cl I;crmno Dlom-
ingo habia dccidido contriluir i !a fiesta, prescn-
tando en Ia humilde mesa dte I Comunidad un
plato de au inventive. I'orque era el hennano
Domingo una especialidad en su gencro: genio
atrevido y algun tanto nebuloso, verdadero
Gocthe de los cocineros, despreciaha los clasicos
precept de Apicio en au libro Dc re culinaria,
pars dtepeflarse en un ,,ciano de .salsas ro-
m'antics, con que pretendia hacker pasar las
patatas por faisanes, y las judias por pechugas
de polio: SalKas capacc de reslstir 1 tojo
an"lisia qulmico, que debieron de inspirar A
Vcuillot, huIbped por trees dias en un casade
Jcestitas, squella dolorida frase:-O Jesuiles!
clto ce 9"- vous t ?es, que n'avez-vous de meil-
e"*rs eisiinicrs?...(,).
1". prrhreza cortaba las alasalgenioculinario
"erm"an Domingo, y por ego sc habia fijado

(t) 1io hj es i eiendo to que sois no
tc"pa mnejorss ccineros?.... .

anta sencillez propia del almra jsta y verdade-
-amente espiritual, que gana tanto ciclo al pic de
tun hornlla como en to alto de un p6lpito. En-
contr6se en la puerta con una vieja de malisima
catadura, que le pregunt6 si podria hnblar los
palabras co" el Padre Antonio.
-Su rcvcrcncia estari en cl confesonario. con-
test6 cl I lcrmano Domingo.
.na vieja pnareci6 q>uelar contrarinda e irresolu-
ta, y sacando an fin una cnrta del pecho, ladi6 al
Hlennano, suplicandole la entrcgnse al Padre
Antonio con la mayor urgencia. Domingo le
prometi6 que as( o haria, y entrandose en la casa,
dejb la puerta, como tenia de costumbre, un
poco entornada.
Micntras tanto, cl Padre Snperior habia en-
trado en su cuatro con aqucl aire entire apresurado.
y satisfecho, propio del que libreya de otras ocu-
paciones, cspera entregarse descansadamente a
una quc le es favorite, Era un hombre de gran
viveza, ni alto ni bajo, ni gordo ni flaco, ni j6ven
ni viejo. S6!o una cosa habia notable cn su
fisonomip: la mirada. Una mirada que despcdia
i veces esos relimpagos de inteligencia que re-
velan genio, i veces esos destellos de piedad que
denuncian al santo. Porque era aquel Padre
cierto famosq publicist cuyas obras corren tra-
ducidas en todos los idiomas, guiando i todas
las inteligencias; cierto varon ejemplar que supo
resistir i la adulacion y despreciar la calumnia,
parapetado tras una solar maxima de un libro

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precioso.-No orqgue Ic aflacn ercs mcjor, ni
lamfoco mas vil forgwe tc vilntpcrcn.-Santa
verdad de Pero Grullo, tan dificil dc comprender
i quien no tiene en el corazon el espfritu entero
de ese libro admirable que I:eva por titula Con-
Iempus mundi.-Desprccio del mundo.
llahia en uno de los extremes del aposento,
cerra de la ventana, una mesa de verdadero sa-
hic: papeles, follctos, manuscritos, lihros, an-
ti-gu.s y modernos, ahiertos y cerradcs, en len-
guas vivas y mucrtas, In cubrian pur todas parties,
y dcscollando centre todos aquellos monnmentos
del saber human, elevabase en mcdio ese otro
mnonumei nto del saber y del amr cl r divine, lihbr de
par en par ahierto i t Sils cinco agi las. caminos scguros, dudas re-
sucltas. esperanzas fundadas.-iUn crucifijol
El Padre Superior se dctuvo junto I In mesa
el tiempo necesario para sacar su tabaquera y
tomar un polvo de rapd: hoje6 mientras tanto
varias rcvistas y peri6dicos Ilegados el dia hntes;
ley6 tres lines de un articulo aleman que en-
comiaba su hltima obra, y murmurando entire
dientcs:-Antes que me lo dijeras ti, me lo
habia ya dicho el diablo,-los arroj6 sobre la
mesa, y se puso i hacer so cama, oculta en un
rincon, detras de una cortina blanca. Su re-
verencia, i fuer de grande hombre, iba siempre
ia o sustancial, y por eso la cama qued6 bien
pronto arreglada sustancialmente, con los pies
mis altos que la cabecera, las almohadas tor-
cidas, y la colcha arrastrando por un lado y en
alto por el otro, con una notable falta de sime-
ia y de gracia.
Arrodill6se despues en un reclinatorio de pino
sin pintar, sobre el cual se hallaba colgads una
estam a del Sagrado Corazon y otra de San
Ignicio, y read devotamente el Aciones nostras,

etcetera. Entonces dej6-escapar un suspirode
hienestar como quien dice:--iYa estamos lis-
tos!-y sentindose en su sillon, comenz6 i re-
volver libros y papeles. Poco i poco fuCse
animando su fisonomla, coloreironse sus mejillas,
y centellcironle los ojos: entonces cogi6 la
pluma y se disptiso & escribir. Mas Intes, to-
mando una fotogrfia de la Virgen que se hal-
laba al pic del Crucifijo, le estamp6 an beso con
la sencillez y gozo infantil con que un niio
besaria i su madre, y cxclam6 en voz alta y
--.,nti grammata scri6am, tot laudes ti6i
persolvo..... ().

En el mismo moment sonaron dos golpes en
In puerta. El pobre Padre Superior volvi6 an-
gustiado hicia ella los ojos, mird luego la blanca
cuartilla que le convidaba A escribir sus concep-
tos, y sin soltar la pluma, dijo al fin paciente-
Entrb entonces otro jesuits, jbven, pausado en
sus movimientos, cuyo rostro reflejaba una ex-
trafia mezcla habitual de screnidad y cansancio
moral, parecida i la que retrataria el semblante
de un ingel desterrado en la tierra. Adelantbas
pausadamente, con el bonete en ona mano y la
carta entregada porla vieja al hermano Domingo
en la otra. Era el Padre Antonio.

--ICbrase, Padre mio, ctbrase porDiosa
exclamb el Padre Superior al verle; y con un
tonillo apresurado que revelaba sin quererlo l1,
su desco de terrminar pronto, afadib: L Qud hay,
Padre mio, qu hay?.....

(s) Quisiera darte tantas alsbanzas cuantas
letras escriblere.

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El Padre Antonio cnmprcndib que Ilegaha & caheza; y tomando unnpolvo de su tabaqucra,
main horn, y replica volviindose h&cia la pucrta: afiadi'o: Adelante, Padre mio, adelante.
.-Si csth ocupado V. ..... ,,Un alma deavalida, prosiguib el Padre Anto-
-iOh, nol..... Idigo sl ..... pero no import. nio, acude i su caridad. suplicindole, por los
ta..... Ese Damiron las canja en cl aire, y en miritos de nucstro adorable Redentor y de sa
este monentoiba cogiendo elhilode su ovill.i..... Santisima Madre. concehidln sin pecado, que no
Se empeia en que la iibertad' del hombre cesa dcsoiga sus ruegos. La gracia de nuestro Senor
donde comienza la presciencia divina, y..... pero Jesucristo Iha movilo mi corazon, v desco con-
diga. Padle min, diga..... fear nis. culpas para lavar mi alna en las sal-
Y ell uen PadrcSupcrior mirahadesconsolado udables aguas del Sacramento de Ia Penitencin.
la cuartilln de papel en blanco, conocicndo al Esto me expone, sin embargo, i grades peli-
mismo tienipo que cl ovillode Damiron sc le en- gr"s, porque hace treinta afios que cl enemigo
redaha de nuevo. comun del linaje human me prccipitb cn las
-Ilgamne V. R. el favor de leer esta carta, sociedadcs secrets y si los sectarios sospechan
dijo cl Padre Antonio tendiendo al Snperior la qu e do confesarme, comprometendo su%
Stenia en a n. secretes, me asesinarian sin picdad en la prinera
que tcnia en la mainn.
occasion. Por eso. dec.pucs dc pcdir auxilio al
---LIail, Padre mio, Ie .ln Vd. mismo y me
SPadre de las luces, he imagiiado un plan salva-
ahorra trahajo, replicb este, quc lueCIaba a brazO
orra traaj, epic te que lucaba brao dot, sujeto a la a probation de V. R., y quc sin
partido pOr reteier en la memorial todo In que duda me ha inspirado el Espiritu Santo, descoso
anter le ofrecia el entcndimiento.
I de salvar mi alma. Made V. R. que esta noche
-Es de nna polhrc alma extraviada que quierc i Ins once esti ahierta la puerta de su casa, y
volver .al redil, dijo el Padre Antonio corn- apagadas las luccs del zaguan y la escalera;
enzando i dcsplcgar la carta. ahra V. R. In pucrta de su aposento, que cac
-P;les ahrirle de par en par el apriscol ex- frente i frente de 6iltima, y esplreme alli, tam-
clamb el Padre Superior con vehemencia. Y bien i oscuras; porque asi podr lIcgar A sus
como ia va no tuviese otra coan quc hacer, soltb pies y confesarme,, sin riesgo de que nadic re-
a pluima, he quit las gafas y echindose atris en conozca la persona de este ruin pecador que se
cl sillon, cruzs Ins manos y comenzb i dar vuel- ve acechado por todas parties.
tas i los pulgares. Sc Gontinuara.
El Pahre Antonio leyb pausadamente:
..La gracia del Espiritu Santo sea con Vuestra
-Eh? le intermmpib el Superior. hacienda London, Aug. 9.-Cardal Manning, preach-
inn "Ohin de extrafgza. ing at Portsmouth to-day, said that the unity of
-Que lithe Church of Rome was never more makcd
Que Iacia del Espiritu Santo sea con than now. Hle contrasted with this condition
Vutra Rverencia, repitib cl Padre Antonio. the condition of the religion in England, where.
-iAmcn dio el he said, rival teachers whittled away the outline
"in o I Superior meneando la of truths they undertook to teach.

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Part n.

Two questions of vital importance to our
colony may be now proposed.
In the first place; do locusts, whi i hatch in
a locality temporarily selected such as our co-
lony sccns to be, remain therein? and if so do
they lay eggs?
M .. Riley who advisedly applied himsely to
the examination of this question gives us a cheer-
ing r-ply, and assures us that with scarcely any
exception locusts, which hatch in temporary
places south of the forty second parallel do not
remain to lay and he says this rule is so general
that when it is reported that a swarm has settled
to lay eggs there is a higly probable assump-
tion that the lesser locust has been taken for its
In the next place do locusts lay eggs twice
consecutively in the same locality?
In answer to this question I will again quote
Mr. Riley addressing the national Agricultural
Association of Chicago. Whenever, he says,
the young insects abound to such an extent as
to keep the earth bare of vegetation in summer
(implying thick and extensive egg laying the
previous year) there will be no eggs in the de-
vastated regions the same year- That means
as the report says, that a year of utter locust de-
vastation is pretty sure to be followed by one of
perfect immunity from the pests.
Understanding as we do now more clearly the
nature of the enemy we have to contend with,
let us consider what means we may most effect-
ually apply for its complete extermination from
our borders. To aid in this I will propose
three powerful remedies.

t. Increase and protect the natural enemies
of the locusts.
2. destroy as many as possible in whatever
state they be found, whether as eggs, or in state
of pupa or already of mature age.
3. Adopt the most energetic measures for
preventing any new immigration and you will
guard secure the future golden prospects of the
colony. Let us enter into detail on these three
sat. It is a law of nature that every animal
meets with checks of one kind or another to its
undue multiplication. Even the slowestbreed-
ing species would soon overrun the earth to the
exclusion of others were there not contracting
influences to keep it without bounds while the
more prolific races would effect the same or an
almost creditably. short time. It the latter
class belong to the locusts now alluding s5c
eggs a year to each of the millions that produce,
and to each of this generation again 15o and so
on it is clear that in a few years the earth would
be literally covered with them. But the wise
providence of God has so admirably disposed
his works that when the multiplication of species
increases to excess, other creatures instinctively
rise to attack and destroy. Many examples
could be given but suffice it to say that millions
of insects are destined by nature for the des-
truction of the locust, and so to control the pro-
pagation of this most injurious of creatures, as
for instance the anthymia, the flesh fly, the egg
feeding amars, the Blister beetle larva, the melbe
&c. There is no occasim to aminate this in-
sticnt, leave nature to work its Nay and the effect
will be soon visible, but there are birds and
domestic animals which are very industrious in
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be preserved a antidote to the courage. W Tramping is the second method where feasible.
he preserved as antidoteto the scourge. we
will mention one or two. Poultry come first. In pastures or fields where hogs, horses and
Professior Hughes of Lincoln wrote to the cum- cattle can be confined many if not the greater
missionin 1877. Poultry are invaluable in des- portion of the locust eggs will he destroyed
trying locusts. During the summer of 77 either by rooting or tramping; so the same re-
chicken, turkeys, guinea fowl, geese and ducks port assures us. When neither of the above
alldestroyed locusts. A single ..ld hen with her methods are practicable there remains only the
brood of chickens will live for a while almost third plan of collectingthem, which the inhabit-
entirely on young locusts. It is calculated that ants could be induced to do by a trifling gratuity
one prairie hen can eat 15o locusts per day and from the government. The necessityof prompt
we know that many gardens were cleaned in application is evident, when one reflects that
a few the fowls raised on the farm. every bushel of eggs is equivalent to one hundred
After fowl come the Blackbird, yellow head ears of corn saved. One of the most rapid pro-
Pigeon quail and others, such birds of prey as cesses of collecting is to slice off an inch of the
the owl, the prairie falcon, the sparrow hawk soil by shovels or spades, dry it and after passing

and the English sparrow are willing sharers in
the work so much so that a law was passed to
prevent the killing of such birds as live on locust
food and to encourage the rearing of poultry.
Hogs too are valuable aids in the work particu-
larly in demolishing the eggs.
and The .dA .: : .... i -- ..

it through a sieve bur the eggs which remain
in hand or bury them in holes.

Should the insects be already hatched, then
without loss of time some other system must be
applied whether of burning, ditching, crushing
or any other potent agency.

Spo s to c er now t In open places burning is the most effective
destroy locusts by artificial means. We find str, laes, n r he may be piled
locusts either in egg or in the new born or in straw, dry leaves, and branches may be piled
ocusts either n e or the n on or in in heaps and the locusts driven into these and
the mature state, and so three methods often set fire to. In wet weather of their own
then set fire to. In wet weather of their own
amihilation may be brought into play namely accord the insects seek this sort of shelter and

hence advantage and free burning facilitated.
As the eggs are placed at a depth of from There is another method of burning which was
one to fifteen inches according to the nature of applied with great success in Colora .o. A
the soil and are covered with similar material to bundle of rags may be attached to a wire, then
protect them from injury, ploughing must come after being saturated with kerosene and set in a
first so as to bng them up to the surface. The blaze, may be dragged over the infested field
effect of ploughing, said Mr. Rob. Milliken of with devastating effect. Some machines too
Emporia in Sept 1877 has been to retard the have been invented for trapping locusts but the
watching and to give birds and other enemies a system of ditching used by our colonists last
better ce to destroy thm as they hatched. yar is considered to be the most summary and
Deep ploughing is the most effectual ay, says more practicable. It is the easiest and least ex.
Sinneso fr r tJue 77. pensive seeing that no more is required than


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some trifling emolument distributed amongst Emperor of that country, has furnished details of
he labourers. his visit. He was received at Pekin with the
The use of destructive agents is the last remedy highest honours. By a special decree the Em-
we can suggest for the complete extermination peror of China decided to accord him audience
of the invaders. Various cinds have been used -an exceptional and extremely rare favour.
but the most energetic seems to be sprinkling The Emperor conversed with hin.over an hour.
coal-oil in various forms of dilution, then Persian The "Son of Heaven" question him at length
insect power-then sulpho carbonate, naphtha- about Leo XIII., whom he names in his pic-
line, tobacco water-salt water, vinegar &c. turesque language, "the Emperor of Religion."
For the defence of fruit trees various experi. Father Giulianclli was also received in solemn
ments have been made with varying success. audience by the council of members of Foreign
The cheapest is to bind the tree with cotton Affairs, the Tsnng-li-ramcn, and, during his
batten or strips of paper covered with tar, but sojourn at Pekin, several of the ministers end
what answers better than either of these is a high dignitaries of the Court invited him to din-
piece of smooth shining tin. Smudging has been ner. Before his departure the Emperor sent him
adopted in some places for warding off the the sum of ioo,ooo sapcgues, as a testimony of
winged swarms, but with only moderate success his good will. The warmest assurances were
so that we are disposed to recommend firing given to the Ambassador of the Sovereign Pontiff
composed of straw, tar, cocoanut fibre &c., the relative to the Christians in the Chinese Empire.
smoke of which will be so obnoxious as to deter Father Giulianelli is the bearer of the Emperor's
them from alighting and force them to swerve reply to the letter of his Holiness, which is
from their onward course. There isindeed a written in Chinese and accompanied by an Italian
difficulty I mean the inconstancy of the wind,but translation made at Pekin. Another document
this may be got rid of by the use of portable furnishes a detailed explanation of the arms,
iron buckets for the fire receptacle which may be designs and other signs which adorn the letter.
changed with the variation of the breeze. This
has been tried with effect. The letter of the Holy Father to Cardinal
These are the few ideas which a paper of Guibert has produced a great sensation in the
limited'pages has allowed me to present. It journalsof all Europe. The Liberal Italian
r, b.ll;hd the document and has borne

only remains for those in charge to weigh the
advantages of the respective methods and apply
energetically which ever may appear most suit-
able and thus protect our agricultural prospects
threatened in their very beginning by so terrible
an enemy.
The Pope and the Emperor of
Father Giulianelli, the missionary sent to
China as the bearer of Leo XII's letter to the

testimony to the wise firmness, the elevation of
ideas and of language in the Pontifical letter.-
Gatholic Times.

The latest invention is a telegraphic short-
hand called the "stenograph," by which it Is
claimed so,ooo words per hour can be sent over.
a single instrument. If is the work of an Ital-
ian telegrapher, and may possibly be utilized in
other countries wheu its merits become more ge-
ner ally known. -Panama S&H.

a MM

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SViendose, pues, desamparados acudieron al
REV. JORGE M. AVVARO S. punto mas inmediatode los do minions inglesca
va*n qen done residian ministros catolicos, dirigiendo
Docc afos van corridor desde qpue el 2a de repetidas cartas al Vicario apostolico de Jamaica
Agostode873 nuetro ben adre J Awa Rev. Padre Benit Fernandez de la rden de
entregaba su piadoso alma al criadoren el pue- San Francisco, fin de que apidado de su si-
blode Corozal-su memorial i pesar de tantos n se inte e or tantos catolicos que
anos, aun vive indeleble en el corazon de todos vivian aandonados en Honduras Britanica.
aquellos que tuvieron. el honor de conocerle, y
siendo hoy su aniversario creemos un deber de Apiadado el Vic. Apostoliro, par inspiration
concidncia consagrar algunas lines de nucstro divina, acudib sin demora A los clamores de los
periodic al recuerdo de tan esclarecido varon, catolicos yucatecos, y i mediados del afio 1850
obrero apostolico y fundador de la mission cato- vin eli mismo acompafiado del Rev. Padre Du
lica de Honduras Britanics, promoter de la fU Peyron para ver lo que se odia hacer.
catolica en los veinte afos que vivib entire nos- Examinado el lugar y tornados los apuntes
otros.-Oriando de la part septentrional de la necesarios, regres6 a Jamaica y envi6 al Rev.
italia que formaha antesel cReyno del Piemonte, Padre Jorge M. Avvaro coma superior de la
acahb sus estudins en today formaenla Compania mission, al Rev. P. Bertolio come coadjutory al
de Jesus, y& su repetidas instancies fud enviado Rev. Padre Du Pont como director de las fab-
i las misionesultramarinas, animado unicamente ricas que debian practicarse para estabiccer la
de un espiritu apostolico y de deseos de con. mission.
vertir almas i Jesucristo. Pronto cl Padre Avvaro sc ganb los afectos
Jamaica fui el primer campo i done Ic des. de todos y le fuC muy fAcil comprar un terreno
tinb la ohediencia, y sin embargo de ser ex- para crigir In Iglesia, casa cural y escucla con
tranjero, y de su poco conocimicnto en el idioma departamentos propios parn niios y nifias bajo la
singles, supo con su trato amable, humildad y inmediata direction de maestros hechos venir
bondades, cautivar lot corazones de cuantos alli expresamente de Jamaica.
14 conocicron: peroDios lotenia reservado para Bajo tan felices auspicios, la mission comenzb
dar sombra i los catolicos de Belize y no tardb i prosperar con rapidcz, y el celoso apnstolico
much en cumplirse aquella soberana deter- Rev. Padre Avvaro, no contcnto con solo Belize,
minacioncomcnzb A extender sus trabajns A Corozal y
La guerra de castas en Yucatan y Ia complete otros puntos de la colonia, plagados de catolicos.
victoria de los indices sobre la part meridional Mas el incendio ocurrido el 17de Julio de 1856
de la Peninsula obligb .millares de yucatecos, cotnvirtiendo en pavezas todos los edificios con-
en el ao de 1848, i tomar refugio bajo el pabel- struidos, puso en un moment no esperado, de
1n ingles, en done encontraron ampare y pro. puert as i la calle, todos los elements de vida
telon ; pero lea faltaba Ia part principal sus con que contaba la mission.
suelo: Ia religion, slendo entonce Belize Otrs alma que no hubiese sido is del Padre
U Peblo de pu ,testnt.doerentedequell
Avvao, se hubiera amilanado enfrente de aquella

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situation espantosa, pero el santo varon lejos
de desmayar en medio de tantos infortunios, puso
su confianza en Dios y se prepare i una tarea
ardua, penosa y dificil, cial dra la de colectar
fondos para emprender de nuevo la obra co-
La Providencia infinita que nunca abandon
a los huenos, guib sus pasos en tan estupenda
empresa y, con su gracia, nuestro obrero evan-
gelico formb grandiose dco tanto en la parte
guhernativa como en las comunidades catolicaa
y protetantes y se present con manns Ilenas
ia dar principio a In rcereccion de los edificios
e!cstruidos, con mayor explandor y scguridad.
De all data nuestra actual Iglcsia, orgullo
del gremio catolico, de alli la Escuela,
toda construction de ladrillo, que tan adelanta-
dos alumnos ha presentada la sociedad, de alli
un convenio donde reposan su cansada cabcza
Ins infatigables misioneros de la Compalnia
El a1 de Dicicmbre de 1857, din de gran es-
tusiasmo para la nation Mejicana, en que se
ofrecib gloriosa la sacratisima Virgen, como
su patrons, bajo la invocacion de Nuestra
Sefiora de Guadalupe, se cclebr6 con grande
pomps y alegria la bendicion del nuevo Templo,
consagrado al Divino Redentor.-Este suceso
que form Cco cn la memorial de los catolicos dc-
heria scr inscrito en las columns del Angelus
con letras de Oro.
Nueva vida robustecib la mission con la reedifica-
cion del Templo y el Padre Awvaro viendo inu-
ficientes los tres obreros de que se hallaba do-
tado, exigi6 con repetidas instancias el envio de
mas misioneros pars no dejar el campo acefalo
y expuesto I so perdicion.

Se CotijuarS. .

Sacred Leaflets.
A. D. 629.
The Roman Catholic Church, ever desirous of
rendering to. the sacred sign of salvation that
homage and veneration which are due to it -
upon so many titles, has for 12 centuries celebrat-
ed the recovery of the true Cross by the Roman
Emperor Heraclius, from the hands of Siroes,'
son and successor of Chosroes II. King of -
Persia A. D. 629. This precious instrument of
our Lord's Passion had been carried into Persia
14 yoers before by Sarhazara general of Pe-sian
forces when he besieged and took Jerusalem.
In the year A. D. 6o1. Chosroes King of
Persia taking advantage of the disturbed state of
the Roman Empire, under the rule of the weak-
minded usurper Phocas, on the pretext of aveng-
ing the murder of his benefactor and ally Maur-
itius, but in reality, a his subsequent conduct
proved, to further his own ambition, and gratify
his hatred against the Roman and Christian
Empire declared war against Phocas, who soli-
cited the aid of Heraclius prefect of Africa,
assuring him that the purple should be the re-
ward 'of .his services. The aged Heraclius
unambitious of personal distinction, could not.
reject such flattering prospects for his son, to
whom he deputed the command of a naval force
ready for action which cast anchor in the harbour '
of Constantinople before Phocas had the least
suspicion of its approach. Phocas having been
privately seized, was conveyed on board the
galley of the youthful Heraclius, who after re-,'
proachlng him for his crimes, ordered him to be '
beheaded, and his body to be burnt. Herasclus,
Was at once proclaimed emperor and caromid '


by Sergius, the young pairiarch of Contanti- I eiacltis, earnestly desired peace and offered
nople A. D. Go, but filtdzg himself u'ab e to it to hi. fallen foe on the most generous terms,
cope with so powerful a rival as Chosroes, he ',f which however the pridc of Ch osrocs forbade
made overtures of peace which were scornfully his acceptance. The final overthrow of the
rejected by the arrogant Per.ian. Af'era series [ersians by licralius took place on the ruins of
successful campaigns, during which his Aol- the ancient city of Nineveh, and was attended
d icr signalized themselves by the perpetration with but thought loss to the Greeks. Chosroes
of the most barbarous outrages Jcrusalem was falling at last a victim to the rebellion of his dis-
taken by assault. Ninty thousand Christians gust and disaffected subjects, by whom he was
were rOld to the Jews, the Holy Sepulchre and deposed and murdered. Siroes his oldest son
the stately churches of Constantinc and Helen aind successor wisely agreed tr a suspension of of nil sacred property and theta Iurnt. urna., a d in accruidance with the con(itiots im-
Amontgst these treasures was the precious relic n.sed by IIcraclius relcasen the Christian prison-
ft the cr6ss which %%as transported to l'crsia nrs, renounced his father's conquests, and restor-
along with the patriarch Zachary. A. D. .614. cd the ho,lv cross which with other sacred spoils
This holy prelate never lost sight of the sacrl hi.d been carried fiom Jerusalem into P 'rsia
treasure, which remained in the midst of its fourteen years before. Withdrawing from the
idulatrous enemies as did the Arkof God among scene of his victories Iloraclius now returned to
the Philistines of old inspiring them with awe Constantiniople making a triumphal entry into
and reverence. Preserved in the silver chest in the rescued city seated in a'chariot borne by 4
which the pious Helena had caused it tobe en- elephants, himself carrying the sacred relic.
closed, even the rapacious Chosroes did not Multitudes f the inhabitants came out in pro-
dare to appropriate it to any any personal or cession to meet him bearing olive branches, and
sacriegious use. lighted candles and singing hymns of praise.
During the ensuing twelve years, the enemy The following year A. D. 629. Jerusalem
unopposed by llcraclius, and scurninghis abject .itnessed these triumphal honours renewed
supplications for peace, ravaged the empire to though in a more solemn manner. In order to
such an extent, that nothing remained in the testify his gratitude to God for the overthrow
hands of the Romans beyond the city of Con- of the enemies of the church and empire, IIera-
stantinople, fragments of ;ireece Africa and clius convened the citizens to join him in acts
Italy, and a few towns on the Asiatic coast. At of public thanksgiving on the very spot where
length however and insulting message from the the mystery of man's redemption he bce.c
haughty Chosroes roused the desponding wrought on the same sanctified wood which he
monarch into action. ** Go" said he to the had recovered fro:n Pagan hands. Divested of
reek ,amb assadors, "go and tell your master his imperial robes, and clothed as a humble
that no offers he can make will be listened to penitent, he himself, lore the precious telic on
until he ahjures a crucified God, and embraces his shoulders, and accompanied by the Patriarch
the worship of'the sun" To these blasphemous Zachary devoutly replaced it, whence the infidels
proposals there could he but one answer, a de- had taken it. As before mentioned the silver
hira onfwar, ald as leraclius notwithstanding case in which it had been encased remained in-
his losses on land, was still in possession ofa tact, never having even been opened by the
Bnrfll fleet, he wisely carried war into Persia. Persian. The ]oly Patriarch having opened
trp landinghe placed himself at the head of his the case and identified the relic, solemnly ex-
Jesus Christ ing up whto their vie a picture of posed it to the veneration of the faithful. The
exert themselves to the aidu hem to ceremonies attendant on this Exposition were
verthemselrown an enemthe tmst in aiding him to conducted with all possible pomp and devotion
cities, and ommit who had desolated their and were continued far several days. As were
tion on the holyplacese eve imaginable profana- also similar ceremonies in Constantinople, were
of their fellow subject carry ing thousands a part of the cross had heen retained. The re-
on all oecacions the most cap tity exercising cov"ry of the precious instrument from the hands
to their. Persian Captives wh anmaganmity of the infidels, has from that time been com-
prop of del verance who rejced at the memorated yearly on the ,4th of Septemnber.
ait. Eve t inc frte so 7 Ccruel and.d exact-
g trat. -- ven ,n the midst of conquest 7o 6e Contlnueud.

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A Venezuela paper says that Her Britannic
Majesty's Minister in Caracas has received in-
structions to make a claim on the Venezuelan
government, for indemnity for the seizure of the
English schooner Josephine and Henrietta.
These vessels were seized and sold for alleged
infringementt of the customs laws of the republic,
hut the owners have resisted this action with
the above result.
A Melbourne correspondent ofthe DailyNews
reports that the defences of Australian colonies
are being put into good state owing to advices
that the Russians are gathering war vessels with-
n easy distance of the colony. It is forbidden
to enter the Port Philps Head after sunset and
the volunteers are gathering for manceuvres.
----q-t o,---
The Coolies in Jamaica appear to be a thrifty
sort of people, and save money on the scanty
wages they receive. Their deposits for the last
year were 2o,658 tos 5d., among 899 indivi-
dual despositors. Every shipment of Coolies
hack to their native land draws from Jamaica a
considerable amount of money, which might as
well he earned by the people of the island them-
selves if they were not so incorrigibly lazy, and
prone to roam about in search of higher wages.
Revolution and fighting still continue in the
States of Columbia &c. In a battle or Tama-
laneque the rebels under' Gaitan lost 300 killed
and wounded.

The disturbances In Salvador are still unsub
A deipatch from' L L ibeitad of July 6th
-sY:-"General Adam Mora, late Minlster'o

War was taken prisoner here on Monday.
A despatch subsequent to the above, but o
the same date says:-
"The late Minister of War, General Mora,
has been taken to San Salvador under a strong
military escort."

Gratifying intelligence at last comes from
suffering Guatemala. There is some prospect
of peace some hope of enjoying a short moment
at least of true liberty for the declarations and
actions of the new government have been approv-
ed. The press is free and a man may now say
what he thinks without risk of finding himself
shut up in the dungeons of the Matamoras or the
pens of the common goal. One of the deputies
has moved a very sensible resolution and has
sustained as far as is convenient and it is that in-
stead of putting a forced loan on analready im-
poverished people the government should insist
on the restitution of'the ill gotten gains that so
many creatures of the past times unjustly retain.
"There are millions of national capital in the
"hands of robbers, who should be made to dis-
"jorge;-then if there be a deficiency, as an
"ultimate recourse call upon the people to make
"another sacrifice." If the satellites sa.d Bravo I
when the church prospects was confiscated and
the spoils divided for personal benefit, the good
may shout Bravisimo I when the stolen good are
to be reclaimed for the general weal.
The heat is very great and the crops that were
sown in the early season have. been ruined for
wont ol water.
Taking everything together, fhe prospect are
better and some good men have taken hold of
the reins.


Convento de Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes,

Belize, British Honduras.
'Las Hermanas de Nuestra Sefiora de Ins Mercedes han abierto una
ESCUELA ESPECIAL en Belize para las efloritas.
El curso del Instituto comprendc Leer y Escrihir correctamente el
Inglis, y todos los demis ramos que completan la Educacion Inglesa.
El Francis, rl Dibujo Elemental, la Costura y cl Dordado Simple
serin ensefiados I petition de lom Padres de Famalia.

El Pago es $5 Por Mes.

Por la M6isi,--Piano 6 Guitarra, otros $5 al Mes. Se hari una rebaja
en favor de las Nifias que asistan a la escuela.
Tambien se ha abierto un Colegio de Internas para las Seftoritas que
quiercn una Educacion Esmcrada, viviendo enteramente bajo la direction
de las Hermanas.
La Pension para estas sera de $150 cada Sels Meses.
8"W Todo pago se hace por adelantado.
Por mas pormenores se puede hablar con la Madre uperiora.
Convento dc Sla. Catalina, Belize.

Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Belize.
SELECT SCHOOL for young ladies has been opened by the NUNS of
this establishment.
French is taught throughout all the Classes, if desired. Also Elementary
Drawing, Plain Work, and the simpler kinds of Fancy Work.


S(TRAS-Music, Piano or Guitar, $5 per Month. A reduction is made
I ayour of Children attending the Schools. All payments to be made in advance.
Boarders, $300 a year, payable half yearly in advance.
Fr foarticulars apply to IAe Reverend Superior, at the Convenmt.



10th month. October 1885
S4 Last Quarter.
Sun 5-5' Changes 8. New Moon.
ii- t 5'53. of 5. Finrt Quarter.
ses 8. at 5-55' Moon. 23. Full Moon.
5-. at 5-57 s30. Last Guartef


S. Rernigius.
Off. S. Ignatius.
S.'Thos. Hereford.
Holy Rosary.
S. Fancis.
S. Bruno.
Off. S. Fran. Xav.
S. Bridget.
S. Denis & Comp.
S. Fran. Borgia S. J.
Maternity B. V. M.
B. Charles and Comp. S. J.
S. Edward, King.
S. Callistus.
S. Theresa.
S. Wilfred.
Oct. of S. Francis.
S. Luke, Ap.
S. Peter of Alcantara.
Oct. S. Edward.
S. Ursula and Comp.
S. John Cantius.
Most Holy Redeemer.
S. Raphael, Archang.
Patronage of B. V. M.
Holy relics.
S. Edwiges.
S. S. Simon and Jude.
Venerable Bede.
B. Alphonsus Rodrigues.
B. Margaret Mary. ,

Hurricane, Buenos Ayres 1878.
Hernan Cortes died 1634.
Treaty of Limerick 1691.
Mexican Republic procld.
Supreme Court Corozal.
Peace with America 1783.
Bat of Lepanto 1759.
Eddystone lighthouse 1759.
St. Denis Patron of France.
Insurrection in Cuba 1866"
Bahamas discovered 1492.
Pekin surrend. to Allies 186o.
Meridian of Greenwich adopted as Prim
Terrific gale in London 1876. [merid. 884.
America dised. 1892.
Royal troops bombard Valencia 1869.
Burgogne's surrender 1777.
Yorktown centenary,Br.Flag saluted 1884.
Dean Swift died 1745.
Austrians occupy Bosnia 1877.
Bat. of Trafalgar 1805.
Blantyre Explosion 2oo lives lost.
Titular of the Catholic Church Belize, Ec.
Card. Cullen died 1877. [of moon.
Hogarth died 1764.
N. W. passage discd. by McClure 185o.
U. S. buy St. Thomas and St. John 1867.
Queensland Exhibition :86:.
Sir. Walter Raleigh exectd. 1618.
King Alfred the Great died 90o.
Vig. fast. The Colony decld. Independent
[of Jam. 1884

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Ccao N'%OTES, -PAGE 62.
LrADE6 6(.
Cssr, 7.

Colony Notes.

His Excellency, Governor Goldsworthy left
Belize for England on thursday the 17th ult.
He will be absent atleast six weeks. Meanwhile
the Colonial Secretary conducts the affairs of
the Government.

We Understand from Corozal that the Rev.
Pastor Molina was welcomed by several old
acquaintances and scholars of his native land.
The Rev. Father has commenced a visitation of
the neighbourhood where the knowledge of
Maya, so essential in the northern district must
e a o o

REv. J. AVVARO, 78.

From the New York Herald we see that the
instructions of Father Vifies S. J. the Havana
meteorologist have been published for the benefit
of Navigators. He predicted the storm at the
end of August and its termination on the coast
of England.

Amongst those who have joined the Catholic
Church since the beginning of the Oxford
movement, are enumerated 36 lords, 25 baronets,
363 graduates of Oxford, 149 graduates, of
Cambridge 142 army officers, 92 lawyers, 48
doctors, and i.olo ladies of aristocretic stations.

S a gret oon to him. By the latest news it appears that Pope Leo
the XIII is to act as Arbitrator between Ger-
There i a report that on the term of changing rany and Spain in the question of the Caroline
troop, which occurs in November, the forts of Island.
Orange Walk and Corozal will be occupied by a :o:-
constabulary force. The Empire will be repre-
sented at Newtowbarracks by a detachment of Riel has been respited till 18th of October,
the nd West Indian Regiment The foundation stone of a Catholic Church

,, was laid in Nassau August 25.
Our readers will be glad to learn that .Jos Ma-- :
il Rosado Esq. of the house of Steven Bros. There is revolution in Roumelia and Cholera
anid mo Wothy and rer ted citizen, has once though abating in Spain is increasing iniFrance
W to our shores and Italy. I

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Our readers would confer a favour bn their
unlettered neighbours by acquainting them with
the new ordinance relating to Births and Deaths
and the Registrars to whom they may address
The law in short is:-
That the birth of every child must be notified
to the nearest Registrar within six weeks. That
the death of of every person must be notified to
the nearest Registrar within four days.
Any persons refusing such information is liable
to $20 fine.
Any person making false statement is liable
.to $5o fine and on legal conviction to a fine or
The Registrars are, the MAGISTRATES
and besides:-
Belizc District.
Mr. Joseph Tucker, at the Boom.
Police Corpl: N. P. Gaskin, at San Pedro.
Mr. William Wallen, at Northern River.
Rev: Edward Thurton, at Sibun.
Miss Jannctte Usher, at Manatee.
Corosal District.
Sr. Primitive Aragon, at Sarteneja.
Sr. Tiburcio Carillo, at Progreso, &c.
Mr. Nathaniel Burke, at Pembroke Hall&c.
Orange Walt.
Mr. Richard Dcwgard, at New River Lgn:
Mr. Frank Waddy, at Iacklanding, &c.
Toledo District.
Mr. John Will, at Monkey River.
Western Distrid.
Mr. F. Blancaneaux, at San Pedro.


The Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, September
24th was a great day for the sisters of St.
Catherine Convent. After the first mass was
over, people of every class began to assemble on
the convents grounds to assist at High Mass,
which was sung by the Rev.F. Di Pietro assisted
by the choir of Children who chanted
Though the morning was unduly warm, a
fLir number of friends had met to pay their res-
pects to the Sisters, and among them a deputa-
tion of gentleman who had a further object of
making substantial recognition of appreciation.
The Rev. Father Di Pietro, having read a short
address, in the name of the subscribers presented
to the Reverend Mother a note, good for eight
hundred dollars, being the proceeds 9f the col-
lection started by His Excellency Governor
Goldsworthy last year and to which many Pro-
testant friends had generously given their names.
The Honourable Administrator, availed himself
of the occasion to eulogize the useful services of
Nuns, and to remind us that we should only
come to understand truly to appreciate them,
should they by misfortune be taken from us.
We trust we shall, never have that sad lesson
of experience to learn. As soon as these more
serious procdings were at an end, the convent
boarders presented themselves, headed by Miss
Mercedes Debrot, who read in her own earnest
manner the annexed dream. After which
she presented a bouquet of flowers and a little
souvenir to Rev. Mother, while the other little
girls paid a like compliment to the rest of the
Sisters. The remainder of the day was spent
in receiving visits and the feast closed with

Sept, 24 1885
Come, listen Sisters-listen all-
You don't know what I'll say-
You.think I'm going to whine or drawl
Some very prosy lay.
Or may be, that as heretofore,
You fancy I will read
The same kind thoughts we read before
Or else excuses plead.

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Bright winged Angels-radiant with their joy,
Swept on the air in robes of ether white
Winging the'incense of sweet melody,
Before the spotless Lamb with silvern fleece.
And in their ranks a host of others came
Scarce touching earth, so light so gay they trod.
They seemed as mortals,yet not mortals they,
For in the chorus that made heavens resound,
Their voices mingled with the seraphim.
A ,.. th sic... f.,aded .,.' .......

Yo know- I dnnt pretend to much, lit .11% C mu .7 1 .
You now I don pretend to much, Etranced as 'twere I fell asleep again.
SSo you shall judge. Ie 'rill the kind angel, pitying my plight,
If 1 require a beggar's crutch l:ack led ne to the convent gate, and said;
Or ising i verses free. Of all the glorious hand, that with the Lamb
With cladness then a secret-yes Toined heavenly music,-knowest thou none?
A secret known to me, ''hen as it were each emnblance beamed once
I'll tell, to show my happiness more
I'mi happy a- can lie. B-'fore my sight, and counting;-Ten--I said,
"Who be they, child?" the Angel said in play..
Still was the air, and zephvrs' gentle breath that waited on the Queen,
Fanned soft my brow, an[ bade me sleep awhile. Among the throng that waited on the Queen,
anned soft my brofell,aro bde me sep awhile. Were abriel, Raphael, Mercedes, Rosine,
In strangest ianc, flowers and shb and trees. And by the Lamb, Evangelist stood close,
A, reanlet purled with merry n Besidelher Paula, Auguste,Stan'slaus,
In RlirthT^ll~ **^*""^ pu1 wi h *;rr) rill And next Colette, andl thl,;a Rosaria.
Beneath the swinging branches at mv feet, But oh olette happy do they seem RI-osarh a.y,
artin its silver curse, now here,' no there, Will the again return on earth with me?
Then tuml,'ed laughing o'er a stony brink. W th ai retur o earth t
The k s azre-and so b.rigto Or must I lonely to my exile turn,
As if cloud had never hung s clear And later only reach happy ho ?
And day's great orb had clft his glory there Then what a 'haine! the rain came down
To shine in an unending brilliancy, And rattled o'er my head.
I gazed-- mused-and 'cros.i my dazed eyes I found I was in Bel.izc townl,
I rew my hand towipe the liin away And in my little bed.
That dimmed the heruteous picture to my view,
And then a little angel, wings extended wide, But all the same,-I've none to blame,
Swept from the grove. that circled ime about. And nmav y dream cone true,
And with a smile that banished aught of fear. And that the lands, from which I came,
Took my right hand in his, and winsome said; For me may be and you.
S ence con'stthou child? and whyhast hither Meanwhile, a thousand blessings fall
come? Upoin your daily toil,
"This is a land which mortals should not tread Buoyed with the spirit of your call
"Tiil when the crucible has has sifted clean From duty ne'er recoil.
"The resting stains of human frailty." From duty ne'er recoil.
Ah little angel death, I weeping said,
.Frget,i Ira, that I to ..rth pertain, Progreso.
nSo l do forget, where earth may be, Prgreso.
o lg t seems since thence I hither came. -
"'ush harkl they come. Intently bend thine El pueblo de Progreso, situado sobre In La-
ochan thy memory aught of earth retain, guna del mismo nonbre en frcnte de Little
"Are friends on that soon shall bytheewend Belize, es nno de los mis pintorescos de nuestra
Ie tha toe thee-fond and faithful Colonia.C.locado sobre una loma que asciende

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con una suave pendiente desde la playa a la
cumbre, con sus doscicntas caasa que se esticnd-
en con hastante rcgularidad en tris b cuatro
linens a lo largo de la playa, form una cscena
may encantadora. Dcsde el moment que de
;I laguna Seca se entra en la del Progreso, se
,livisa i su derccha el pudhlo con sus casas
aseada~. y sus peuuefios jardines que rodean
cads casa; y como ticne mis extension que
fondo di la vista do una vasta pohlacion cxten-
dida sobre la loma.
El puehlo sumamentc tranquil. que asciedide
al niincro de cuatrocientos habitantes, se dedica
principalinente al corte de palo tinted y al cultivo
de maiz. Yucatecos e Ildios soin las inicas
razas que Io constitnyen, todos haulan el Espanol
y el Maya, profesando todos Ia Religion Catblica.
El :nio de In tierras cs miny hondadoso con
ellos y se esmera en promoter sus nadtlantos, y
c Rdo. I'. Gower Sacerdote Catdlico con su
cnirgico zclo, y con las visits regulars quc les
hace mncenudo ha mejorado much el espfritu
relig:, so y moral de sus habitantes. En su uiltima
en el mes de Agosto quiso prcdicarles una
pequefia Mision. con el odjeto de reformar sus
costumhrcs, otra vez la Escuela quet d.sde
algunos mnses por causes imprevistas se hahia
cerrado, y leva:tarles nn employ Fir muly
afortunado en sui : ntento: los cinco dinas die
haherse instalado entire ellos logr6 reunir cn
Matrimbnio algunos que vivian ilegitimamiente
administr6 los Sacramen.os lde la Con'fc.i: v
Comuni6n a nimchos, ahrib nucvamente I: Escuc-
In bajo la direction de un Maestro Espanol muy
competent. sostenido por contribution volur:taria
de los habitantes; y sc cligii por voto unnstne
una comision de los tris principals del pudblo
pars edificar un templo proporcionado al nimncro
de los Catblicos, asumiendo entire si toda res-
ponsabilidad, y darlo listo centre pocos mess.
Fclicitamos al Rdo. P. Gower por el pr6spcro
xxito de su Mision, y hacemos votos que hajo la
actividad de esos tres caballeros pronto veremos
levantado el edificio, de que tanto carece la



Adages are summaries of wisdom the conden-
sation of the experience of ages and more clear-
ly convey truth to our minds than the most lucid
pages of learned Doctors; and never they ap-
pear so beautiful as when they spring spontane-
ously from a rest actuated by circumstance.
In the proverb "a friend in need is a friend in-
deed," we have b picture of the Catholic Church
working today as she worked in the beginning;
for in the depth of ffliction her children have
ever stood forth as disinterested labourers to
arsuage the sufferings of humanity; and still are
foremost amid the fearful visitations that the
hand of God has laid on Italy France and Spain.
It is no disparagement of the sacrifices of
a few noble individuals, if the proverb cannot
he applied elsewhere with the same assurance.
The hollowness of modern principles and
declarations is made patent in the hour of adver-
sity and manifest itself not only in the concerns
of communities hut :a!so of ind.vidunls. Renounc-
ing in their calculations future life and recom-
pense and consolati.ns in the assurance of the
justice deformed nature and instead of proving them-
selves what their language boast them to be,
they display egoism-self love-self interest.
Far he it from us to infer that all are mean
and sordid or that generous men exist no longer,
the pages of history would contradict such a
supposition but still we find on closer inspection


wherever this generous spirit may flourish the So too in France whence the irreligious gov-
nineteenth century spirit and principle does not ernments had exiled them, the Sisters of Charity
hold sway. were welcomed back to nurse the victims of the
scourge and the Bishops and the Priests, robbed
Conviction is proved by action as true love i scourge and the Bishops and th Priests, robbed
tested not by words but by deeds and so where of their small pittance by a persecuting govern-
either antyo fea o human aspect or pros- ment, cheerfully gave their little all, to help the
either vanity or fear or human respect or pros-
pe gain are the main springs of sacrifice holera stricken and assist prostrate humanity.
pedivegain are the main springs ofsacifice
the hour of need will find such pretenders false They made no distinction but in all seeing the
child of God and a soul redeemed, they served
and unreliable.
There inodifcuty n surrounds oursel all alike. Even this very day, the children of the
th friends wen h sun e of prosperity church are battling, at the risk of their own lives,
with friends when the sunshine of prosperity
St with the Demon of the provinces of
gilds our way; then all seem reflexes of our
Sf i c u Murcia and already an Archbishop and a legion
views and we are flattered into confidence hut
of Sisters have fallen heroically in defenlce of
let the dark cloud of misfortune cast its gloom
their people. They have turned their houses
on our path and alas we find too late how deceit- their people The have turned their houses
St w a h g w h into hospitals and sold their valuables to purchase
iful is the work and how grossly we have been
misled. Money may procure assistance, Rank relief and made themselves slaves f charity.
may secure attenldaice, hut neither wealth nor You may traverse the 0l::ms ol the largest cities
position can give love, and replace a Father or a of civilization, enter into the darkest dens of al-
mother or a sister or a brother, when these m-st unca-:thlypoverty, :dil amid the abandoned
fondest stays are wanting to us. strays of humanity the only figures that stand
It will still le fresh in our readers nimeiuries ther hy to recognize a fellow creature are those
how this proverb was put to practical test of the priest and the sisters.
Couple of years ago ill the Smithern States: m:iny Go to tlhe scenes of carnage where men lose
of the paid servants fled before the appalling their nature and distroy their fellowmen, and
spectre of death,persuns were abandoned by their Ixside the low laid soldier kneelsthe absolving
families and those smitten with the fearful priest and the devoted nun administering to all
yellow fever were almost unattended. Where alike, he they friends or be 'they foes heedless of
W*s the friend in this bitter hour? Where was the missiles that hurry threatening around them.
Father and Mother and Sister and Brother? As Then pass to the silent heroism of the hospital
the first cry of distress was hurried on the breeze ward and admire the generous long suffering
iests and Nuns wire volunteering to the front patience of true christian charity, that can nurse
ndbecame everything to their foresaken fellows, alike the friend that has reverenced them and
Again but a year ago when cholera was the enemy that has been taught to hate them and
sPtelding dismay throughout Italy the priests has striven to work their ruin.
sad th nuns without other appliances than Read the following lines taken from the
charity Could afford were in the van. .. Weekly Register" August and 1885.

[ 67 ]

The heartrending record of painful death, quickly to her relief.
isolation. bereavement, and hunger, which
cones day by day from afflicted Spain, is ter- Yet these are the persons that are- publicly
pered also daily by such tidings of devotion, robbed of theirproperty-hunted like wild beasts
self-sacrifice, and love as illustrate the inexplic- from the land of their birth, while fanatics of
able but certain truth that without great suffer- every dye, of every class are welcomed be they
ing there would be no Divine virtue. The death murderers assassins, defaulters, rebels, thiefs or
of the Archbishop of SEV.ILE is the one final the basest of the base, they are maligned most
fact that answers for his career of charity; for he foully and fiendishly ridiculed. Clearly there is
died in the midst of his ministration,. In Gra- something wrong-it is not in nature to refuse
nada, where the cholera is raging more cruelly kind deeds it is not in nature to persecute the
than itdid in Naples last year, and more than good, it is not in nauure to smite the hand that
anywhere in Spain this year, the Archbishop has heals. Then seek the reason in that develop-
sold his horses and carriages for the poor. A meant of modern infidelity and hatred of God
bishop in one of the Southern provinces, having which finds in them alone a barrier of resistance
stripped himself of all that could be tur..ed into to the principles of the age.
mouey,'sent his episcopal ring to the pawnbrok-
er, who returned it, lending the money.. This
was precisely the action of the noble Cardinal The "Amen" of the stones.
SANFELICE last year. Truly those who wonder A LEGEND.
at the precious things possessed in high places
by the Church which prizes poverty, must The following legend is related of the Vener-
acknowledge that she knows how to put them to able Bede by a German poet:-Though blind
their right use. The Bishop of TORTOSA has with age, the holy abbot continued with unceas-
given his house to be used as a hospital; he ing zeal to carry the Gospel tidings from town
stands by the.bedside letting the dying cling to to town and village to village in the north of
to the consecrated hand, in the touch of which England.
they find strength and peace. That same hand Led by the hand of a boy, he went from place
itself serves seventy of the destitute with bread to place, and preached the word of God with
and soup every day. As to the Sisters of Charity, almost the fire and fervour of his youth.
t':ey simply work and die uncounted. Some One day his guide led him into a valley
scores have fallen, but every place is filled up as strewn all over with mighty stones. The old
soon as it becomes vacant. Never, in any age man sat down to rest on one of them, when the
or in any place, has the call of religion and boy, more from love of mischief than anything
humanity been answered with complete self- else, suddenly said: "Venerable father, many
surrender than in that poor Spain, shaken with people are assembled here to hear the Word."
earthquake last year, agonized with pestilence Then the old man arose, chose a text, and dis-
now, and reduced to such want of bread that we coursed on it with so much eloquence and loving
may hope every country in Christendom will go fervour that the tears fell down on his white


beard. He repeated the Iord's prayer, and miran mejor al Este, Sud, Ocste, Norte, que Ins
when he came to the closing petition, many fachadas de los observatories mis cdlehres de Ins
thousand voices responded Amen." tiempos modernos. Su perinetro 6 contorno es
The boy was struck with fear, penitently he en la base de "ovecientos metros. Se ha calcul-
kneeled at the feet of the holy man, and confess- ado que con los nateriales de esta montafia de
ed his sin. "My son," said Bede ** hast thou construction, atin despucs de la pirdida tIe su
not read that if men are silent, the stones will revestimiento de piedras calcareas blancas, se
immediately cry out? Do not jest with God's construiria un muro de dos metros de clevacion y
word; it is quick and powerful, and sharper treinta centimetros de esperor. que rodearia i
than a two-edged sword. And if man's heart today la Francia.
should turn into the hardness of stone, to the Piensese, pucs. en lo que se ha necesitado de
stones there will be given a human heart. tiempo y de brazos para explotar las canteras,
In other words, Christ our Lord is "able of levantar calzadas,preparar y nivelar terraplcnes,
the very stones to raise up children unto Abra- cargar esta cantidud prodigious de piedras enor-
ham." mes, coordinarlas entree si con n111 arte tan perfec-
_____ to, que despues de tantos siglos un: sla hilada
no ha perdido su linc:, de colocacion.

LaGran Piramide de Giseh.

La gran piramide Gisch eusincontestahlemente
el ms antiguo te todos los monumentos egip-
dos; es tamhien el miia gigantesco 6 el iis ak-
ombroso por sus dimensions, su mnias, la sol-
idez incomparable de su construccinn, la aosen-
cia complete de jerogllficos 6 de inscripciones
Paganas, de suerte que da la tentacion de career
que es an testimonio solemn elevado en honor
del Seaor Dios de lon ejercitos en medio de la
tierra de Egpto.
En su estado actual se compone de tres hiladas
de piedras b grades, que le dan en cima del
zbcalo rocoso que la sostiene una altura oblicua
decrcadeciento ochenta metros. Tetraedro
regular, sus cu"tro cares est"n mks perfectamente
Ofientadas hicia los coatro puntos cardinals, 6

Al decir de lou antigi:os, centcnares de miles
de hombres hain concurrido durantc anofs a eqe
trabajo, quc parece superior a Ina y nl
powder hnumano, bajo la direction de un anciano
semita. cuyo nombre, quite ha quedado'descon-
ocido 6 dudoso hasta ahorn, sC rcvelarA pronto.
jEra Sem, Misramn, lelchisedec? Lo sabre-
mos ciertamente un dia.
Pero ese material inmcnso, esa habilidad con-
sumada, no son nada en comparacion de lon
tesoros de inteligencia y de cicncia de que nos ha
puesto en posesion un studio profundo de los
detalles de construction de la gran pirimide,
hecho por los Herschcl, los Wyse, los Petri. los
Taylor, los Pizzi Smyth, y que ban surgido
como por encanto de esas piedras de voces reson-
antes y como inspiradas.
I Quien creeria, en efecto, que la gran pirimide
nos ha revelado la relacion de la circunfercncia
con el diimetro; que ha resuelto el problems de
la cuadratura del circulo en cuanto puede ser re-


suelto; quc nos ensefia la distancia del Angulo Herschell, que ese alfo es el afo de la fundacion
que mide el diimetro del sol visto desde la tierra; de to gran pirimide? Por eso tambien las Pld-

la longitud del eje polar de nuestro globo A la
distancia del centro de la tierra i sus polos; el
peso y la densidad media de la tierra su temperatu-
ra media annual; el tiempo de revolution al rede-
dor del sol, la longitud exacta de su 6rbita y del
arco de esa brbita que recorre en un dia, y hasta
la duracion del gran ciclo, de la precesion de los
vquinoccios, 25800 anfos:!
Y nbtcse hicn, to(l(,s eCo datos capitals, quo
laciencia moderns ha apenas conquistado, 6 no
posee ain que inperfectamentc, son el resul-
rado, no de ih interpretation mis 6 menos arbit-
raria de caractercs b de inscripcioncs jeroglificas
cuyo significado es todavia incierto, sino de sim-
ples medidas matemiticas.y fisicas tomadas per
un gran nmmero de viajeros y de arqueblogos.
Y el hecho de su monumentacion en el granite
de la gran pirimide, es tanto mis extraordinario
cuanto que eran completamente desconocidas de
los antiguos egipcios.
Es, pues, forzoso ver en ella, b el tesoro mis-
terioso de las tradiclones, antiguas, anti-dilu-
vianas, b el product director de una inspiration
El pasaje de entrada ascendente de la gran
pirimide esta exactamente en el meridiano, y us
eje hace con el horizonte un ngulo de z6 grades.
Por ese solo hccho, trees grande hechos astron-
6micos: el paso por el meridian, por debajo,de
la estrella Alaha del Dragon; el paso por el
meridiano, por encima, del polo de la constela-
cion de las Plcyades; el paso por el meridiano,
del punto equinoccial, fueron fenbmenos simul-
taneos; y desde que ese triple fenbmeno se
produjo en el afo de rto7 antes de Jesucristo,
Sno estamos autorizados i deducir, con SirJohn

yades, sometidas a la ley de la precision de los
equinoccios, que les hace describir su revolu-
cion en el cielo en 25800 aftos, son como el reloj
de la gran piramide, que ha comenzado sue
maravillosos golpeos en el moment en que
Alaha del Dragon, una de las mks bellas estrella
del cielo, paxaba por el meridiano.
Ln el interior de la gran pirHmide, en su cen-
tro de gravedad, en la cimara comunmente
Ilamada Camara del rey, se encuentra un cofre
6 caja rectangular de piedra muy dura, vacia y
sin cuhierta, que algunos han creido destinada i
recihir el cuerpo del fundador de la pirimide,
pero que conptituye en realidad an gran patron
de media, de las lines, de las superfecies, de
los voldmenes y de los pesos. El patron de
lungitud de la pirimide es el codo rigurosamente
igual i la diezmilloausima part del semiarco
polar b de la distancia del centro de la tierra A
sus polos; realmente diferente del codo ordinario
de los egipcios, pero iddntico al codo de Moisis
6 al codo de Salomon; la unidad de longitud
que ha seivido para sl media de todas las di-
mensiones lineales de ese monument colosal,
cuyas dimensions son m61tiplos exactos, es la
vigisimaquinta part del codo b pulgadapirami-
dal, idtntica & la pulgada inglesa, cuyo origen
puede remontarse en efecto i los tienpos semiti-
cos, puesto que es cierto que las tribus de Israel
dispersadas, encontraron asilo en Inglaterra.
Aproximacion extraordinaria. El contenido
cibico del cofre es exactamente el del Area santa
de la Alianza, cuyas dimensions fucron dictadau
per Dios i Moisis, y la cap-cidad del area de
salvacion de Nod es cien mil vrces la del Area
de la Alianza y del cofre.


Son bastantes maravillas abrumadoras. Iy de esta lucha 'terrible, mis triunfante ain que
is gran pirimide no estaba destinada & ser la antes.
tumbade la falsa ciencia, de ia incredulidad En efecto: quinn creeria que un studio re-
del libre-pensamiento en cl siglo diez y nueve? ciente de muestras, encontradas por 1l en medio
Hl aqul entire tanto una revelation nuevaycom- de los escombros, del trabajo de los construc-
pletamente inesperada. tores primitivos, ha Ilevado A M. Flinders Peters
La teoria sacrosanta de la gran pirimide, que A comprobar que ellos estaban en poseaion de
bace tanto honor i M. Pizzi Smith, cl ilustre as- los instruments de que tanto se ufana la cioncia
trbnomo de Inglaterra, hahia encontrado un actual, que cree haberlos inventado, y que
adversario, mis de lo que se podia esperar, en hacian el asombro de I.i gran exposition o M. Flinders Peters, que parecia irritado por el electricidad en rSSo. SY ; hace nias de tres
spoyo que su padre habia dado i esa misma mil afios, los constructors de la gran piirimide
teoria. tenian i so disposicion sierras rectilincas y circu-
Rico y sabio, ese bijo ingrato resolvi6 hacer ilares con puntas e d dinmantc, tie zafiro, b al
Iu vez un studio profundo de esta primer ma menos de co.indon, de mas de ties mrtros de
ravilla del mundo,con la esperanza, con la certeza lonKitud b de circunfercncia.
irme de que las medidas de su dimensioner Han dejado sobre las canterias de Gisch
prifrcipales quitarian toda basesiria i los cilcu- masas cillndricas de granito, de diamantc, de
los y Alas interpretaciones de que acabamos de basalto, que se cree ver salir de los bloques
hacernos eco. atacados por Ins sierras diamantadas del palacio
Partib. nues. seuido de un personal consider- de los Campos Eliseos.

able provisto de an crdito ilimitado y de los in-
strumentos mas perfeccionados de Ia. metrologla
moderns: se install eu la misma gruta en que
M. Pizzi Smith habia pasado largos meses, y se
PUao A Ia obra con ardor.
IQud sucedib? Como Balsam, habia venido
par n aldecr; como Balaam, se vib obligado A
Aprte de 'a media del lado de la base de la
Pirmide, que ha sido tomada A difercite leura
del basmento, todas las dema medidas son tan
5clidentes como puede desearse con las de sus
Pct tres, entire los que se cuentan los sabios
'*"abrOs de a comision francesa de Egipto, y
"s 'onfrman plenamente.
La an pirmlde de Giseh ha salido triunfante

He aqul, pues, coma la verdad absolute de
los Libros Santos se extiende literalmente i este
oriculo de Salomon, que se creia excesivamente
exagerado: Nada nuevo hay bajo dl sol, y
nadie duec decir: esto es recicntc. Porque
esto ya ha existido en los siglos pasados. (Qud
es lo que sucederk? Lo que ha sucedido.
Se ha perdido el recuerdo del pasado: lonis-
mo se pedero el recuerdo de lo que o present.
IAh, quo admirable lejion de humildad nos
ean la gran pirimide, sus irquitectos y sue con-
structores, etcetera 1 Y qud insensatos serfamos
ia no supidramos humillarnos bajo la mano que
reservaba para nuestro siglo las revelaciones de
tantas maravillas incomparable

Revista Popular.

ii Chistll

"Le pido, Padre, par las entraflas de Jea-u
cristo Nuestrp Sclor'y Dios, que guard acerca
de esto el mayor cecreto, y no desprecie estas
siplicas de que pende la salvation de mi alma;
y si consiente at fin en lo que Ic propongo, ate
un pafiuelo blanco tn la reja de la segunda vet-
tana de ou casa, antes de las doce del dia de hoy,
3 de Diciembre de 18**."
-Y por toda firm, concluya el Padre Antonio
con la misma calm con que habia leido, hay al
pid de la carts una cruz.
-Detrds de ia cual asoma los cuern or el dia-
blo, replic6 el Padre Superior con viveza.-
Si, Padre mio, si, prosiguib con su vehcmencia
natural, vientdo que el Padre Antonio Ic miraba
extranado; el diablo, que por esta vez quiso
hacerlo tan calvo que se le saltaron lo sesos.....
Porque, mire, Padre mio: un pez de ese calibre
que se arrepiente, da gritos, y sollozos, y hasts
rugidos..... pero no se express en esos devotisi-
mos tirminos, que parecen dictados por una
monja escrupulosa que va i confesarse de que
dijo algato- zape -con algunaimpaciencia....
En una palabra, Padre mio: esa cata amaner-
ada no esti senlida; luego es falsa......
--Pues de quien puede ser entoncesr...
-De cualquier bribon que quiere cobrar at
Padre Antonio alguna que iste le ha hecho.
El Padre Antonio abrib de par en par sun ojos
candidos y pros como los de un nifto y pregun-
tb afligido:

-1Pero sabe V. R. de atguien i quien hays
podido yo hacker dafo?...
-SI que to sa, Padre mio, is que to Cs... Todos
los dias le est& dando malca ratios al diabto...
Cada alma que le arranca es una muela que le
saca... Figrcese si es verosimil que le hays dir-
gido una cartita tan devote, pot mano de cual-
quicra de sus secretaries.
--Pero dice tan explicitamente que quiere
-iPues claro esti que no ha de decir que le
quiere sacar los ojosl.. Y ai no, vays atando
cabos, Padre mio: Vd. trae revuelto i todo X*"
con sus Circulos de obreros,sus misiones,sus tra-
bajos continues en las cArceles, en tos hospitals
y donde qu;era que puede cazar para Cristo un
alma, por ruin que sea... Todos los dias caen en
su confesonario peces de mayor calibre, que iban
ya en posts camino del inferno. y ya los peri6-
dicox de la secta comienzan i ocuparse del Padre
Antonio... Hace dos dins, noda mis que dos
dias,-f(jese en esto v no me diga una palahra'
de ello-ha confesndo Vd. i un sectario moribun-
do, gran pe.sonaje en la secta, a quien Dios
nuestro Sefior, en sus altos juiciuai, ha mirado
con misericordia en so Mttina hora... Y hi
aquf que- i los dos dias, justamente a los dos
dias, otro scctario devotisimo, que conoce palm
a palmo nuestra casa, pues haxst sabe que su
aposento de Vd. cae frente a la esca era, se sien-
te mcvido por la gracia del cielo & confesar sos
culpas con el Padre Antonio, i media noche, A
oscuras, y con las puertas nliertas pars powder
entrar, y claro esti que tambien salir, sin el
menor iesgo..... Y todo esto inspirado por el
Espiritu Santo..... hum !.....Mucho tiene que
soplar sobre ml el Espfritu Santo, si quiere In-
spirarrie que me trague este ansuelo.

El Padre Antonio escuchaba at Superior crn
los ojos hajos, arrollando Ia carts entire sus dedos
que gemblaban.
-Padre y ia es verdad, Padre? dijo alfin.....
Lo pide en nombre de Jesucrito !.....
IIabin tal humildad, tal union, y al mismo
tiempo tntan ternur en etaes ultimas palabroa
del Padre Antonio, que el buen Superior sc sintib
-Pero hijo de mi alma, exclam6 saltando del
silton, y acercamlose a el con los brazos abiertos
como si fuesen I abrazarle. Y (si cs mentira,
como presumo?.... Y 4si no es mis que un en-
redo, que acaso hasta ponga en peligro su vida?...
S-Yiqui import? replicb el Padre Antonio
encogindose de hombros.
-iA'Vd., nada!.... Pero i mi, y i la Com-
patia, y i la gloria de Dios, mucho..... Clan)
estAt Eso de morir con los zapatos puestos, y
entrar en el cielo pronto y de un salto, es muy
c6modo y muy del gusto del Padre Antonio;
pero falta saber si lo scritambien del deNuestro
Seor Jesucristo...... Muy santo es norir pronto
en Ia brecha, Padre mio; pero mis santoesivir
much en Iabrecha y morir tarde en labrecha....
.Acurdese, Padre mio, acuerdese que la mies es
much y los operarios escasos, y no se olvide
tampoco de que unida a la pro lencia de la ser-
plente es como recomienda el Senor la ncillez
de t* paloma.
-Es cierto, Padre..... Peto cuando se trata
de la ialvacion de on alma, preferiria engaftar-
"m Pensando bien, I acenrtr pensando mal.
-Distingo, Padre mio, distingo..... Engfarse
ho sando nada, concede: engaarse sacando....
tiL asn hueo roto, egu, Padre mio, iego.
-ntonces juapg V. R......

-Que no debe pensar mis en eso, y esperar
lIs once de la noche durariendo tranquilamente,
que harts falta le hace.
-Et." bicn, Padre, dijo humildemente el
Padre Antonio dirigiendoie a In puerta. Lo
dejaremos t(odo en manos del Senor.
-En huenas manos to dcja, Padre mio, en
buenas manos to deja. contest cl Superior acom-
pafiindole. Con que no piense mis en eso, y
cliidese much, Padre mio, que esti muy des-
mejorado, y tanto trahajo le agobia..... El traha-
jo ha de tomarse segun la media de la santa
discretion, y no se acuerda mi carisimo Padre
de que por tres veces ha arrojado la sangre por
la boca..... IA que no sigue tomando la leche
por las mahanans?
-1-Si, Padre, si....ISi me to mandb V. R.!
-Pues leche; Padre mio, leche hasta que yo
diga basts; que tomada porobediencia, le criara
fucrzas y gracia de Dios.
El Padre Antonio salib de la estancia, y el
Superior permanecib un moment junto ia l
puerta, con la mano en el picaporte.
-iEs on santo! decia entire dientes volviendo
A su aaiento pero le chorrea todavia el agua del
bautismo, y ni aun en esta carta enc:entra ma-
-Mlientras tanto, el Padre Antonio halis en-
tado en la capilla: era esta una pequefia pieza
cundrada, tapizada de damanco carmesf. En el
altar, sohre on pedestal de marmol y debajo de
un elegante doselico, hahia una imagen de tall
del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus; A ens piid estaha
el tahernAculo de plata, y una limpara, tambien
de plata, ardia ante el pendiente del techo. El
Padre Antonio se arrodill6 en un reclinatorio
que hahia al pid del mismo altar, y apoyando la

frente en ambas manos, se qued6 inm6vil.
Era cl Padre Antonio tuns de esas almas quc,
para honra de la hunmanidad, cria Dios yconser-
vs con harta frccuencia en el huerto cercado de
las Ordenes religiosa.i, modellof admnirables de
obediencia, castidad y dcsprendimiento, que, sir-
ven de prararayos la cdlera divina, en medio
de esos trcs grande vicios del mundo, soberbia,
lujuria y avaricia, que sin cesar la provocan; al-
imas privilegiadas, cuyo candor celestial no des-
lustra nunca la perspicacia de su entendimiento;
que sin salir jams de los santos limbos de la in-
fancia, Ilegan la ancianidad cargadas de saber,
y se presentan al fin ante el tribunal divino cu-
bicrtas con el sayal de la penitencia, y Ilevando
en las manos el lirio de su inncencia!
Pareciale entonces al humilde religioso que ha-
bin insistido demasiado al mostrar su deco de
hacer bien al author de la carta anbnima; creia
haber tardado.en rendir su juicio propio al de un
Superior que reprcscttaba e el o burden sohrenatu-
ral la pers na de Cristo, y era en el natural un
varon de consumada santidad y prudencia. Im-
pediale, por otra part su modestia, enzontrar
en na inspiration divina la causa de aquel movi-
miento de zelo, y atribuyendolo A su orgullo mal
domado, humillAbase ante Jesucristo, pididndole
con ligrimas en lhs ojon.que no impidiese la so-
hcrbia cl Ihicn de aquella alma en icalidad arre-
penlida. 6 verdaderamente malvada y astuta.
Micntras to, el Padre Superior se agitaba
en su asiento, afanandose en vano por hilbanar
de nucvu sou argue nientos contra Damiron y su
fistdma: fnltai;,: siemnpre cl tirmino medio; y
en la cut ,;illa todavia en blanco quc teain del-
ante. parecl:le ver en su lugar aquellacarta
anbbnima que acababa de oir, y aquells insisten-
cia del Padre Antonio, que por modest y res-

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petuosa quc fuese, era siempre extrafa en aquel
religinso, cuya humildad encontraba today opinion
mns autorizada que la suya; cuya obcdiencia le
hacia adivinar y seguir & ciegas el mero desco
de los superiors; cuya purcza de intention Ie
impulsaha 'siempre, aup en los events mas
sencillos de su vida religiosa, por razones pura-
mente sobrenaturales.
-- Preciso es que el Senfor Ic inspirase su in-
sistencia I exclamb al fin soltando I, pluma por
cuarta vez, La carta es inveroslmil, peropuede
ser verdadera; y quinn sabe si querr& el SeSor
sacar de aqul algo?.... iJes6st isi fuerainspira-
cion de Dios su insistencial... ISi con mi pru-
dencia de tejas abajo la hubiera yo impedido ....
I Quin sabe si habri estorbado la salvation de
un alma?... IJes6sl IJesis! Ino lo permits
Diosl.... Qud ligereza la mis, que soherbial...
1 Impedir lo que puede ser inspiration divina, sin
constiltar con Dios; sin guiarme mas que pot
esa prudencia cobarde del tihio, que encuentra
siempre exagerado el celo de fervoroso I....i Ay,
Dios mio ; que I,ien merezco que me Ilamen
sabio los hombres'.... los hombres, que i vo
os Ilamaron loco!
Y mientras eslt, pensaba el huen Padre Supe-
rior. habiase levantado y pascaha inquieto por
cl cuarto, ac-hando al fin pot dirigirse a la cap-
ilia: alli vib al Padre Antonio lar. an:.rto ensus
pensamientos, que no noth su IlegaJla. EI Supe-
rior se arrodillb calladamente en un rincon, y
comenz6 i golpearse el pecho.
-1Sefiorl decia: por I s mirit-, de aquel
perdona &i ste, y no !e niegues tue luccs.
Media hdra permanecieron ambos religiosos
ante Jesus Sacramcniado, achac ndose cada cual
i is mismo una culpa que en ninguao de ellos

existia; mirandose en ese. espejo divino de Ia s
oracion, que ahuyenta los temores, aleja los in-
terese, desvanece las preocupaciones, enfrena
Is passon, desenmascara el sofisma y pone ante
los ojos clara y brillante la base en que se ha de
fundar todo juicio recto; el principio que se ha
de regular todo obra santa: la voluntad de Dios
y So mayor gloria.
Claro debieron de conocerla amboa religiosos,
cuando al leventarse el Padre Autonio, se dir-
igib tambien el Superior i la puerta, y ofreciin-
dole agua hendita en nl punta de los dedos. le
-Pongs el paftuelo, Padre inio, ponga el pa-
El Padre Antonio le mir' con una expresion
indecible de sorprera y de alegria.
-Si, Padre mio, pbngalo..... Por supuesto,
que no se lo mandn. ... se lo permit, si
qoiere..... si no teme.....
-,Temer? exclamb enirgicamcnte el Padre
Antonio.-Dominus, frolcclor vitae meac, a
fro tIreidat oj.... .

-E cicrto, replica el Superior bajando humil-
demente lacabeza; lquem limeho?....
A las diCe toc6 el hermano Domingo, como
todas la, noches, la camnpna que anunciaba h
lo rcligioso l hora dldel dcanro. El Superior
habia mandado al tercero de los Padres que en
Ca c residian, que no se acoatase, y perman-
tta en au aposento pronto i acudir i cual-
"1aer voz 6 ruido extraordinario. Llam8 luego
Shermano Domingo y orden6le ahrir de par en
par la urta de la calle, y bajar las luces del
agun y la ecalera, sin apagarlas del todo: el
h"er o obedecd sin manifestar la menor ex-
t *e,'Y fu luego i arrodillarse i la capilla,

egun la orden que del Superior habia recibido.
Entonces vi6 a dste sentado en un rincon cer-
:ano 1 la puerta, con las manos metidas en las
mangas i inclinada la cabeza.
HallHbase la capilla formando un angulo recto
con la habitacion del Padre Antonio, y daban
ambas piczas a una estrecha antesala en que
desemliocaba la escalcra. Podia por lo tanto
percibirse desde cualquiern de ellas todo ruido
cxtraordinario que en la otra resonate, sin que
fucsc possible oir de modo alguno lo que dentro
se lhalaba. El Padre Autonio hahia colocado
una estampa de papel dql Sagrado Corazon al
pie dcl crucifijo que pendia robre nu reclinatorio:
la puerta del aposento estaba abierta de par en
par; ardia sodre la mesa un quinqudde petrbleo,
y el religioso, pausado y sereno como siempre,
pasiaha de arriba i ahajo rezando el rosario.
Al sonar las once se oyeron en la escalera pa-
os ripidos y firms: el Padre Superior se ar-
rodill6 entonces, y mand6 al hermano entreahrir
un poco la puerta de la capilla.
El Padre Antonio baj6 ripidamente la luz del
quinqui, y fud i sentarse en un sillon, al lado del
reclinatorio. Resonaron al fin aquellos pason
en la estrecha antecamara, y a los ddbiles re-
flcjos luz medio apegada, pudo el Padre
Antonio destinguir la sombra de un hombre de
elevada estatura. que penetraba en el aposento,
cerrando de detrks de so la puerta.
Diez minutes despues, de repente, y sin que
le precediese rumor alguno, sonb un tiro dentro
del aposento. El Padre Superior se lanzb de un
salto k la puerta, y sacudiindola violentamente,
-i Padre Antonio I.... Padre Antonio!
Acudi6 h estos gritos desalado el otro Padre;
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palabra, dib luz a la lampara de la antesala, y
echb la Have a la puerta de la escalera. En-
treabridse entonces la del cuarto del Padre
Antonio, y asomb el rostro de iste, palido, pero
sereno como siempre.
--No es nada, Padrel dijo en voz baja.
IRetlrese por Maria Santisimal ....
IDe ningun modo! cxclam6 el Superior em-
pujand la puerta; mas cl Padrc Antonio le
cogib fuertemenite por un brazo, y Ic dijo con
tal acento que cl Superior no sentrcvib a insistir:
-i Por las Ilga. de Cristo!.... Retircsc, Pa-
dre..... ino estorbc un prodigio dte Dios!
Los tres rcligioss volvicron de nuc nC n la In c-
pilla y se arrodillaron a la puerta, con cl oido
atcnto y llenos tie sohrceslta. Plas6 entonces
nas tie una horn sin qu se C yese rumor alguno.
Inquicto siempre el Superior, levant6se de nucvo
y se acercb calladamcnte a la puerta; mas retir-
6se en seguida. Habia oido el rumor de sollozos
entrecortados, y el suave cuchicheo de dos per-
sonas que hablaban en voz haja.

(Sc continuara.)

The two Caves.

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"Now my Dear Sir.-What say you to a trip By half past five in the morning we were
into the country where, to vary the monotony of winging our way past Gale's point, Tiger cay,
the sea bord swamps, we can scramble up the into the Western lagoon from whence we began
wooded mountains and scan the broad plains our march to the caves of Ben Lomond. Charles
from their summit?" Bevin our guide was lively and attentive. He
"Agreed my friend and as I love nature in its had his questions to ask and his information to
wildness and am more Impressed with its rude give with an affability that recommended him to
grandeur than with the tamer works of man, take respect The streams that trickled down our

me to a spot where I shall seem to leave this
world and breathe the air of primeval integrity."
On the first of September then we started on
our proposed expedition, with the ordinary stock
of supplies and the least possible amount of
apparel both of which were so arranged that one
portion should serve as depot and the other for
Gaily our little Dorcy rushed in one easy lay
to the mouth of the Manatee, through its broad
creek and over the placid lagoon. How grand
was prospect before us I The evening sun cast
its thousand hues and shades amid the serried
peaks and narrow glens and gilt the fresh ver-
dure of the lowlands with a richness that is
beyond the ablest pencil to describe, while the
graceful cocoanut sparkled with the evening
rays, and flashed their spangling radiance like
diamonds before the eyes of the enraptured
Like nature in its unstudied adaptations, so
man removed from the trammels of over done
refinement seems to be more genial lovable and
loving. Though strangers all, to the proprietor
of the estate we were welcomed as if we had
been friends for years, chatted away the hours
of dusk in reminiscences of times gone by and
places never again to be approached, and after
donning the friendly nightcap went to the fairy
scenes of dreamland.

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faces, induced by his steady Jamaica pace, seem- a
ed intended by him to temper the blazing sun.
"Follow me Sir"was the word of command,as s
over pineridge and through straggling thicket d
and tall grass we wound our way in eager anti- t
cipation of the grand sight .we were to see. The
deer cast his suspicious eyes upon our approach
and sped into the shelter of his forest home.
The discharge of a following piece at the mouth
of the cavern made thunder roll within,and drew I
the restless night birds from their days repose.
A fire of pitch pine was soon prepared at the
entrance, from which each one kindled his torch
and the procession filed through the various
chambers of this subterranean edifice, amidst
unceasing exclamations of admiration of delight.
"Ah Sirl" said the genial Bevin, as I walk
through these caves and see how all these
wonders are produced and point out to visitors
bow the tracery of the ceilings is being hourly
continued by the dripping of the water, bearing
the minute components, and watch the growth
ofthese pillars of lime as they near the corres-
pouding point above, I cannot understand how
men can say there is no God." Whether that
sensible observation was elicited by the character
Persons in the company or not, I cannot say,
but it was a thought quite in keeping with the
impression such a scene inspires. The roof has
only a faint imitation of groining in those mar-
Sls of the skill of man in N6tre Dame and York,
*th ell spaced lines that panelled the marble
a*ll, th infinite varieties of shape to which im-
9'ination only can assign names, recesses, niches,
CUnopies, cornices are all so aptly disposed, as
to ftte the wonder of the visitors. Are they
made hr this? is it by chance? if it had been
alted to order it could not have been more

appropriately done.
After an hour had been spent in pacing
lowly through these fantastic chambers we sat
own in the ante-room and turned ourselves
o more material occupations.
But if so grand, so beautiful the Caves of
Manatee, what shall we find at Santa Cruz,
Mangrove Creckl Come Captain! Let us away
he breeze is fresh and lively, so once again after
ending Bevin on Gale's Point we made fir the
river. Truly indeed may the dwellers in these
secluded habitations style the return trip the ass's
reach, for to make head against wind and tide
call in requisition all the virtues which that re-
nowned animal glories in --Tiil and patience-
Toil and patience. After very close tacking
and retacking some twenty times, we made one
big lay to the South which carried us out of
reachof the white crested breakers.
We will say nothing of Mangrove Creek for
all who know Mullins River must know the Santa
Cruz Estate, which is about fifteen ninytes dis-
tance more to north, but imagining the happy
slumber of the night, early expectation next
morning,we will commence another expedition.
Oh how we regretted not having made notes
not having taken measurements, not having
reckoned more exactly the details so as to be
able now to compare the rivals' claims to notice.
It was too late, so "come Gee, get along" and
Gee went along followed by another quadroped
of the same calibre and a big kentucky mule,
whose capacious side bags were charged with
pitchpine splints and other commodities for the
Hawks of various dimensions that screamed
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creatures were the only visible signs of life we
met, till passing the swampy pine ridge and
close forest thicket, we came to a branch of the
main creek. There a beautiful Tommy Goff
was wrapped up in fair coils, as well as in deep
slumbers, indeed so soundly that neither our
steps :.or the falling rubbish thrown to disturb
it were sufficient to arouse it.At the cry 'snake,'
the leaderof the line who had just passed,made a
plunge into the muddy creek, while the cautious
followers retreated to seek a better crossing clse-
where. We passed over the branch and over the
main Mangrove Creek, climbed up the mountain
side, unused to intruders' tread, and the broad
entrance of the Santa Cruz caves bent down to
receive uo. Whereas that of Manatee is small
and leads dlownwards. this presents a width of
mouth not less than fifty fiet and a eighth of
about fifteen, at the back of which as soon as the
cool shade had tempered the glare of the sun
upon our eyes and allowed us to see, we contem-
plated the first magnificent chamber. low
high! how deep! how broad! yet in that im-
mense hall there were not three square feet of
even stone. From the soft dark floor to the
pitch of the arched roof. lines of ornamentation
stood forth in hold relief and clustering in groups
above formed fantastic key-stones that pointed
down to earth, and by the ceaseless drippings
from theii moist converging points lent daily
increase to the growing stalagmites below.
Our torches were now prepared, not faggots
for a fire, but slender lathes that allowed free
access of air and burnt more briskly. Our know-
ing guide Mr. C. A. Price, the worthy manager
of the Estate, recommended us staffs, for in
some places the footing was not sure besides
holes and false ground were met with at various

points of the path so prudence dictated such pre-
caution against mishap. Thus furnished we
wriggled ourselves through a narrow pass from
this chamber into the second, where all was
gloom, till the blazing brands lit up the space
and painted our faces with their ruddy glare.
But what did we see? We will not invent but
as we said before, we saw more than we can
account for. Through seven or eight large vault-
ed halls we passed, each having characteristics
quite peculiar to it, both in shape and adorn-
ments. These variations we designated as fancy
figured the sight before us lere was the Fish
Pond, with its clear still v uter. There was the
baptismal font--here was the veiled statue, that
inspired a doubt lest beneath the rocky folds
some hidden being awaited to spring forth upon
sonic unwary mortal, there was the pulpit and
there stood Lot's wife--a solitary shaft,alone-
erect-while close by iwas a recumbent effigy of
a hero gone. Another turn and we entered the
cloisters with their side ways and retreating cells.
The beautiful chapter house, with the legitimate
circular form was not the least striking resem-
blance. The pilasters of lime stone that ran up
the floriated wall doubled over at the centre and
tell down in one massive cluster upon the shaff
which rose from the middle of the chamber be-
low to receive them, while on one side the stalls
of the Abbot and his monks were in marvellous
exactness. Adjoining these were tw o other recess-
es handsomely decorated with f3am white mossy
cornices and floriated pcl:tcnts, and so earned
the title of the mausoleum and Bishop chapel.
Indeed. there were a hundred sights that still
wait for a name.
In one chamber the whole of the lover portion
had broken away from the upper leaving a wide


space between, denoting a subsidence to some
deep depth of which even our staffs and hollow I
sounding foot steps had already given ample
We spent three quarters of an hour in measur-
ed walking before we sallied into day-light
through the western porch of this mountain
The work had cheered us and our good spirits
betrayed us into ascending to the steep ridge
outside. The climb had parched the throat but
where to get water? kind nature has her own
sweet reservoirs. "Brown I cut down some of
that red tie-tie," said out guide and lol an un-
expected beverage freely oozed from the severed
withe, which was handed round for admiration
and relief.
As we bent our cautious steps back to the
grand entrance picking up on our way the
trophies we had noted, together with old pottery
and animals teeth, we were favoured with a beau-
teous sight that should not be missed. The
midday sun was shedding its glory down upon
the deep glen, and the fresh foliage reflected its
splendour mingled its own verdant hue with the
gold laden haze into the open chamber. The
effect was fairy like. A mirage or that union of
reality a shadow such as we observe in the reflec-
tion on still waters are the only effects calculated
to aid imagination, describing this charming
Outside the cave and some forty feet below,
suecs a spring of delicious water, uncontaminat.
ed by putrid vegetation or other decaying sub-
tances and there we stayed to refresh wearied
sture and give vent to the gladness of oursatis-
led admiration of the beauties of nature.
F* there too was the Cacao growing freely

vhile the silk-grass was so thickly packed the a
abourer said he could do six days work in one.'
Ferns of graceful shapes carpeted the ground in
many places, and orchids were profusely set.
upon the trees above.
Though we encountered no denizens of the
forest except a graceful fox, tigers dwell in the
vicinity,for the very morning we k.t Mangrove
creek our worthy host of Manatee was roused
from from his slumbers by the agonizing squeals
of the last of fourteen victims to these ferocious
depredators, which was rescued however from
the assailants' teeth, but so badly mangled that
it was decreed another fate.
Homeward bound, after hurrying poor Tommy
Goff from an earthly earthly sleep to that of
death as we passed the creek, we strayed from
our track. But before we had time to grumble
at the mistake the leader raised the cry another
cave." This we will leave for tourists of another
day to explore for we had but time to mount the
broad stair case light a big bonfire and gaze by
its blaze into the distant gloom.



Sus preciosaq ohservacioncs movieron cl Animo
del Vicario apostolico, quien dispuso enviar a
los Revercndos Padres Fernando Parchi, Brin-
disi y Bavastro, cuyas laudables areas son
dignas de consignarse en paginas imperecederas.
Todo isto debido al espiritu creador del Rev.
Awaro. Aquellos santos varones que con su
piedad y constancia supieron inspirarse en el
corazonde sue feligres, no son menos dig.;o

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de ser mencionados en la noble epopeya de ccdi6 la gracia que solicitaba. Esto fud en el
nuestra Sagrada religion. alo de 1872. Entonces el santo varon volvib i
El padre Parchi con su corazon de angel y su su vida normal, y con animo alegre y natural se
palahin de admirar, slpo procurarse los fondos entregb A la obcdiencia del nuevo Superior, quien
suficientes para la ereccion de una Iglesa en respetando sus nobles antecedcntes le guardaba
Corozal que construy6 el mismo y con solo el today clause de consideraciones.
auxilio de 5o0 pesos de part del gobierno, un Fuiron sucesivamente pkrrocos de Corozal los
hcrmosfsimo convento de cal y canto, superior i Revercndos Padres Casano Ayerve y Antonio-
todos los de la Colonia, y una escudla corres- letti, quidnes pagaron con aus vidas los afectos
powldicntc para nifios y nifas. Tuvimos queridos del corazon; la humanidad. Todos
eLdolorbso sentimidnto de vcrlo pnrtir A Gunte- yac,, en nuna misma scpultira y tienen por
mala & depositar allf sus cars restos. memorial una sola lapida IMartires de la fd,
El padre Brindisi construy6 la Iglesia y con- gozad la paz del Sefiorl
vcnto de Stann Creek y en &us misiones especial- En el mes de marzo de 1873 nuestro Inclito
es concedidas por su Santidad convirtib g'ran nm- pastor fui enviado 1 Corozal i auxiliar la mission
mcr'-de gentes inc.itas. escasa i la sazon de mnmistros y alll
El padre Bavastro, no menos zeloso en su mi- fu d(lonide percibib la enfermedad que
sion aposthlica, cautivaba los corazoncs sin de- felizmentc se consigui6 combatir, pero un se-
jarles brecha para segregarse de sus caricias: era gundo ataque ocurrido en el mes de agosto vino
en verdad un iminn que tocaba los afcctos human- i cortar su preciosa existencia I pesir de los re-
os hasta llegar i la piedad. cursos de la ciencia. y entregb su alma al Criador
Humildad suprima, profunda abnegacion. el dia z z las 6 de la tarde centre las ligrimas y
Aquel hombre que tantus beneficios habia prodi- desconsuelo de todo un pueblo. Jamns Corozal
gado a la mission y i la sociedad, se sentia he- habia sentido una sacudida mas sensible. El
rido, indigno del dictado de Superior, y asl hizo suceso ocurrib en medio de una tempestad dcs-
renuncia alegando a causa de salud y de vejez. hecha, la Illv cia caa torrentes, el rayo hendia
Los Superiores deRoma informados del gran zelo los espacis con su funesto estallido y una oscu-
de su hijo querido no prestaron oidos a sus supli- ridad tenebrbsa completaba aquella ligubre
cas y dso desconcertaba el inimo del modesto escena, mas iso no arredrb i suE buenos mora-
pastor, queria ser el sltimo soldado despues de dores, quienes despreciando los horrors de la
haber sido el primer capitan, con tal de quitarse torments corrian presurosos ofrecerle sus
el agobioso peso de conciencias que lo contur- plegarias. Para mayor prueba de cariflo el
baba, mas en vano, sus rudgos fueron desaten- pueblo dispuso sepultarlo dentro. de Is Iglesia,
didos. lo cual se verificb la tarde siguiente i la de su
Pero al fin como todas las cosas de la vida fallecimiento, cuyo acto fui celebrado con todos
tienen su tirmino, Ulegbse an dia en que fuWsen los honors debidos at difunto, en medio de un
atendidas sus instancias y la Sta. Sede en consi- con.urso Inmenso que Ilenaba la bdveda de la
deracion i su edad, y a su gastada salud, le con- Iglesla y gran part de Is plaza. Dejemosle

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descansar en el seno del Seflor.y tomemos abora
nuestras miradas Ia pueblo de Belize.
Un campanazo terrible. un golpe intenso fu I
para aquellos catl6icos el arribo de la noticia 5
sus feligreses con el 16grube y estridente sonido
de las canpanas; todos corrian i la Iglcsia a cer-
ciorarse de I triste realidad, regresandu a sus
casas con el corazon oprimido i sacar de duda i
las compungidas families. Aquello fue un duelo
general, un pilica, un sentinniento inesplicablc,
y habia para ello razon, hahia dcjado de existir
el padre, el consailo de las families, su nmejor
amigo y bienhechor.
Mns isto no fui todo Cono dejar aquellas
preciosas reliquias fucra de Belize en donde
habia gastedo sus aqucl operario infatig-
Este fue pensamiento qne sc a.stnb espontneco
en la mente de todos los Catblicos de telize, y
i este fin reunidor los principals cn juntat
especial, tomiron las providincias necesarias
para trasladar los rest-s precinsos lde Corozal i
Una comifson compucsta dc ties mniCmnibos
del grrmio catblico de Belize, con el Superior a
la cabeza, se present las piertas de Cornzal
en demand del cadaver. Un grito uninime,
"'n negative uniform sedesprencde de aquellos
heridos sunque humildes hab;tantes, pero at
in rence el que tiene mejor derecho. El padre
Superior to manda, preciso es, obedecer, nuestro
am"disimo padre Casano con ligrimas en los
ojus ahre las puertas de la Iglesia y sefnala cor
el dedo aquel sagrado recinto; all estA, dice,

LO exhumacion se verfic6 con sima facilidad y
PI'ntltud, Ia caja mortuoria fnu colocada dentro

de otra caja dc plomo Ilevada al intent, to cual
concluido fue conducido i la playa en solemn
procession y embarcado abordo de la cmbarcacion
" A\ny" que. recogida tan preciosa carga zarph
dei pcerto con su bandira izada a media asta
Ad6is restos qucridos, adibs mndo esqucleto del
hombre bienhechor, el pueblo de Corozal te
c(.nsagra sus recucrdos y sus afectos. Tu que
partiste de la vida en olor de santidad ruega par
ise pthlo que cerrbtus piadosas piDpulas. Vete
en paz a consolar otro pueblo aftigido y la gracia
del Altisimnodccienda sobre tu tranquil morada !
Era el 29 de Agosto, sabado i las 6 de la tarde
cuando la Amy" arrib6 al puerto de Beliz-.
Las hanadras todas de la ciudad en dudlo
hicieron conocer que cl cadaver habia arribado.
Un inmenso gentio poblaba Ins avenidas del
muelle de la Corte, donde dehia verificarse el
descmbarque, una comis,.n de lo mas granado
dtl grcmio fue nombrada para coa.idcir subre
sus hombro la caja finere has:a col "c.rla en el
catafalco preparado de a:teni;no en la Iglesia
parroquial. Alli pasd la nothe ::n nimio de las
oraciones de los files.
El dia siguiente, domingo se celebr6 misa so-
lemne de requiem con oracion fin.bre, y par la
tarde Belize fue testigo de un funeral nunca
vista: se puede decir quc a tl concurricron todas
las classes de la Sociedad, sin dis tincion de sectas
Todos manifestaban sussimpatias por el difunto.
con ligrimas en los ojos, todos lamentaban la
sensible pirdida con demostraciones de cordial
Las banderas de la ciudad izadas A media
asta completaban el duelo.
Llegados at cementerio general se practice la
ultima ceremonial y un puflado de tierra cubri6

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para siempre al hombre santo, imponente, cuyos
gloriosos hechos ocuparin un lugar distinguido
en los anales de la Colonia.
El pueblo no content con estas demostraciones
quiso erigirle n monument que es uno de los
mas hellos que existen en la colonia, el cual re-
cordarA al viajero el n6mbre de Jorge Maria
'Avvaro, misionero apostblico.
Postrimonos ante su tumba y bendigamos sus

Coasting Theology.

The August heat always drives people to the
sea side, and Mr. Dudose had sailed away like
the rest of creation to enjoy the full ocean breeze
at Seckec. A chinese lounge chair was placed
in the verandah of his thatched cottage and there
he sat, imbibing the health restorer at ease. At
his side in her little rocking chair was his daught-
er, a girl of some S1 years, who supplied her
Papa with occasional reading, and has she knew
a little French seized every occasion of exercis-
ing it.
Now make haste back Josiah, said Phillic, and
bring us good news, that's a man, and Josiah
with a resistless smile and a curtsey that would
grace a lady, touched his hat and set loose his
dorey to bring the mails from Belize.
Wait a mome..t, Pa, I want to see if Jos has
brought the Shetland wool I wanted, before he
gets too far, and she unwrapped the package
which the faithful servant had brought from town.
Oh what is this, exclaimed Phillie, taking her
seat, "Le mois de Juillet 1876," here's some
French Pa, let us see what it's about: and she
began to read.
The month of July 1876 was celebrated in

the annals of our Lady of Lourdes. The day
after the coronation of the miraculous statue.....
Bosh Girl, interrupted the oldman, put it away,
its popish.
No Pa, let us see what it says and then we
can laugh. Now listen: The day after the coro-
nation of the miraculous statue, as the Holy Mass
was being said by the Cardinal Archbishop of
Paris in the presence of io,ooo pilgrims, another
favour was granted through the intercession of
our Immaculate Lady.
A poor sick women of the diocese of Bensan-
coni was instantaneously cured. For nineteen
long years she had been unable to stand and had
had herself brought all that distance in spite of
the protests of the Physicians and her friends.
She had made her promise and begged our Lady
to procure her relief At the moment of the
consecration she felt a strange s.nsation within
her and .a conviction that she was healed, so
kneeling down she awaited impatiently the con-
clusion of the Holy Sacrifice; then rising up
before all, she cried out "Glory be to God and
to Our Lady of Lourdes I am cured," and the
the thousands of witnesses repeated the cry with
enthusiasm. This was the second miracle of.
which the writer, who is a stranger from the
United States, was witness.
Now Phillie, don't ask me to believe all that
nonsense even if it be in French, I rather think
that being in French tells against it, said Pater-
Yes Pa, but it reads so simply, it is declared
to by a stranger and there were o,ooo witnesses
to support the account, replied Phillie.
Bosh, bosh, girl dontyou believe all that you
read my dear. Those Romane make mountains
out of mole hills-but none of that rot for me.-
There are no miracles now-a-days-the Apostles
were the last who could do such things. Its
unscriptural, girl, not orthodox, child-put that
trash away. Phillie was not satisfied. But Pa
who says that miracles ceased with the Apostles?
Who says so?-I say so-s don't bother me.

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ButPa, continued the irrrepr.sible young lady,
It is easy to say, but not so easy to prove, for
no one can deny the things that Francis Xavier
did in.the Indies, whose arm still exists and was
seen by the Prince of Wales in his last visit, and
year by year the Times" and Telegraph"
and other prints tell us about the liquifaction of
the blood of St. Januariun in Naples. I don't
know much I confess, but I dont like to h,;ar
people always amusing things without giving the
slightest reason against them.
Welt have your own way Phil'hl.
The night was very boisterous, the rain anul
wind fell so mercilessly as to threaten destruc-
tion to the cottage at Seekee. When day-light
broke Phillic looked out on the chafing sea and
saw Josiah's little craft up and down in
no measured way. Poor Jos., I will make him
a cup of hot coffee for he must be hadly wet.
I'm sure.
At last drenched Josiah. dropped mast
ran his boat under the mangrove and presented
himself to Mr. Dudose.
Tough work last night, Sa. nme think gleat
Massa go call Josiah-jes' when me round dat
point yondah-plugh! c:). e >lc wind an' capsize
de dori-y jes like one. Fe tric Sa. it was one
miracle dat me da abl" fe right de bat and 'tand
here now' and he placed the shaking packet in
the old man's hands and went t, the kitchen.
Be blowed to these miraclec!-I dout believe
in miracles--miracles be--I say Phillie here's a
letter from Mrs. Olard-you look at that while
I glance over the latest from Europe.
A few mowents of silence ensued when sim-
ultaneously Papa and daughter exclaimed
Miracles miracles even in England I
Did'nt you say Pa that the English had given
uP" that sort of tIllin-that mirtacle could hot be
tolerated in the xtxth century.-Well now-just
listen to what our friend Mrs. Olard writes after
thle weeks in England. .

My dearest Phillie.
Away with your doctors nowl Atlastwe
see with our own eyes the wonders of the Lord.
It often worried me when the minister spoke
against miracles, but I thought he must be right,
but surely if God was God ycstecday, he is God
to-day; besides Christ in the scripture says that
his disciples should work greater marvels than
he, ahd that in the latter days men should work
such prodigies as to deceive even the good. Here
in London there are daily faith healing miracles
&c., &c., &c.
Old Harry take them since I was a child I have
heen taught to reckon such things as popish in-
ventions and superstitions and I'm not going to
change now. I ain surprised at Mrs. Olard, she
was a righteous christiat here in Belize and a
pillar of our church and talked like a minister
but I am not to be bamboozled so easily. Look
here too, the news-papers tell the same story
and the salvation army is glorying in them as well.
We.must be coming to the end of the world, the
man of iniquity is gaining on us. Just fancy
Ebenezer Dudose believing. ....
Just at the moment a friendly voice cried
out,Well Phillie how do you do? How do you
do Mr. Dudose? a little unwell eh I said the
arrival, whose roughly handled clothes showed
that he too had been in the weather.
No Sir,-not exactly,--take a chair-no
not sick, tal vez little bad humoured-just
look there at the latest from England,it is enough
to vex any body. After pooh-poohing miracles
since the reformation they now begin to boast of
That's quite natural Mr. Dudose. It
recalls the fable of the fox and the grapes; every
thing is sour we cant get, yet when there is
even the ghost of a prodigy, all are eager to
Father the fame.
All 1 say is, continued Dudose, If there are
miracles now, they never ceased at all, that's
my way of restonlng.
Why of course Mr. Dudose, what difficulty
have you In that? Dont you believe In them?
Now none of your chaff, Mr. L.lptrot, yi,

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know I am a Protestant, whether high church or
low church or no church I'm not sure, but not a
But are you not acting unfairly Mr.
Dudose? I wager you don't know what a mira-
cle is
What do you-meanl Liptrot? And I don't
want to know, but' its some of that popish
Now there you are, you are venting out the
venom of prejudice notthe balm reason, and only
darken your case by an ungracious definition,
you abuse without a motive.
Beg pardon Leptrot, you are right my friend
I should not use such language knowing that
you are a Catholic but you must have been talk-
ing to Phillie for she took me down the same
way last night.
I declare I have not, but must say she was
right, for it is most unbecoming a gentleman and
a christian to have no other resort than to hurl
filth at an opponent. Let me help you a little.
Do you believe in Almighty God?
Gracious me I Leptrot-now you insult me I
retorted the old man somewhat nethled.
No Sir, but as we are to work rationally we
must make the ground clear, well then since you
believe in God, you believe that as he made the
laws of nature he may make others?
Very likely-I cant see any thing to the con-
trary. /
As you believe in God you believe in his
written word the Bible?
Most certainly, the Bible. Bibleonly--I have
read the Bible since I was a baby.
To be coninucd

According to recent statistics there are in China
41 Catholic bishops, 944 European and 5i1
native priests, 34 colles, 34 convents and a
Cathrlic population of 1,09g,8x8. The total
number o Protestanto is equal to one-fifth of
the Catholic population.

Just after the last issue we received the follow-
ing extracts from the "Renacimiento" of
Guatemala. one of the Journals which availed
itself of the new press laws, we publish them
without comment as they speak for themselves
and stand in dreadful contrast to the soapy
letters of subsidized correspondents. We glad-
ly look forward to brighter future, but must not
shut our eyes to the past.
In No. 4. "A commercial house in the port
sent to the present President $18,ooo being the
customary annual payment they made to Barrios
for his special protection."
The same edition wants to know "why the
national plate, imported at a cost of $25,000
has gone to Ncv York?
In another "Sr. Mariano was killed or beaten
on the pavement of the penitentiary; he
doubted, with reason the genuineness of the
bomb that was exploded in April 1884."
In No. 2. A letter from Pedro Molina, one
of the presentdeputados, describes the sufferings
of his father and himself, they were shut up in
a damp cell without light or communication with
others-vile food-bound to tight with ropes that
blood came each day the Gaoler exhibited a
list of those sentenced to be shot and assured
them that their turn would come in the evening
&c., &c. The reason was some "Political and
Physiological thoughts" published in 1877.
In No. 6. There is an account of the Impri-
sonment of Candelario Guzman, who was dis-
covered In a cage, his legs paralyzed, hands
mutilated by tortures, his breast b-nes broken
with blows from a stick.
Guzman was a horrified witness of Inmmmer-


able outrages, beatings, maimings, false pro- with gags in their mouths because their husband
. eues and other horrors committed on innocent were in the opposite party and others becana
persons amongst whom were the Rev. S. Mar- they spoke in defence of their religious belief.
tinez, Professors Javier, Valenzuela, and 36 The President was witness of wholesale shoo
others names are given with the words "and ing of laborers Indian &c who died by hundreds
many others, most of them being members of In No. 7. There is .a description of the
the learned professions and adornment of the method pursued to convict Samayoa and then
intellectual portion of Guatemala Society, their of concern in the bogus bomb. Two of the in.
crimes being, that they would not prostitute dictated died of whipping given to extract crime.
themselves and families to the tyrant Barrios. Inatlon tf fellows.
nthe same prison ladies were detained and In the same edition we have "a sword of
hung up in nets, amongst them Luz Batres, honour was presented by Queen Victoria to
founder af the Ophanage. Another ladyAdelarda General Carer som 35 years ago a was left by
Bonilla was put to grind maize on a stone for him in the national palace, the jewels were ex
the diversion of the myrmidons of Barrios. tacted to furnish jewelry for the wedding and
Irene Pacheco and her sisters were imprisoned the chased gold hilt And blade have gone to
New York.

Colegio de San Carlos,
Grand Coteau,

Matricula (pagadera una sola vex) $ to
lMnutencion, lavado (al afio) 50
Meldico . to
Cams y rcpa de cama ...... to
I. Se pagari por adelantado cada primers
mitad del afo.
2. No se hark deduction alguna por razon de
ausencia que no pase de un mes.
3- Solose aelantar segun la cantidad depos-
4. El Colegio proporcionark libros, recado
par escribir dema que necesiten los alum-
no a costa de sus padres.
Par deuim Informa se puede acudir a los R. R
Padre do Belie.

St. Charles College,

Grand Coteau,
St. Landary Parish, Louisiana.

This College, incorporated in t852, is most
favorably situated on the Alexandria Branch of
the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad,
twelve miles from Vermillionvile, and affords
the beit advantages for classical and commercial
Tuition, board and washing $S
Entrance Fee-for the first year o.
Medical Fee .. .. to
Bed and Bedding ... to
For further particulars apply to
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. Great Fire of Maynooth College 1878.
z. Petty debt court sits.
3 Bat. of Mentana 1867.
4 George Peadody died 1869.
5 Bat. of Inkerman 1854.
6 S. Leonard patron of prisoners.
7 Gov. Cleveland elected Pres. of U.S. 1884.
8 Cardinal Jimenez died 157.
S9 Prince of Wales born t841, Pub. Holiday.

12 First Mayor and Aldermen of Sydney
13 Rossini died. [elected x842.
14 He was Bishop of Canterbury.
16 Napoleon lands in S. Helena.
17 S. Hugh rebuilt Lincoln Cathedral.
18 Duke of Wellington buried 185. .
19 Cortes bails for Mexico.
20 Suez Canal opened 1869. Petty debt court
21 [sits.
22 S. Cecilia Patroness of music.
23 S. Clement was fourth Pope.
24 Tasmania discovered 1642.
25 Cardinal Pole died 1588.
26 Marshal Soult died t85t.
27 Lord Silborne borne 1812.
28 Times" first printed by steam 'r84. .:
29 Cardinal Wolsey died z530. ,
30 Earthquake in Guatemala 1577, Sup. court.

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HaLTn or THIrCpLomNY, 89. EL MANAT, 10.
CMIsr, 93. FOREIGN NOTES, 103.

Colony Notes.

The long expected coasting steamer "Sata-
aella" has arrived and for the satisfaction of the
pmrprietor and some friends it made a short trip
to St George's Caye, passing through the upper
bogue without difficulty. Before commencing
t regular service north, it will be necessary to
put it through some repairs, caused by the colli-
ion it had in the English channel and also to
--.give it a coat of paint. This however will be
bit a matter of a few days.

The change of troops has been effected and
*e are glad to inform our northern friends that
t garrison towns will not be abandoned but
ept :l charge of Her. Majesty's West Indian

The, following extract from the. 'Catholic
Tihnes,. on the selection of thA Pope as arbitra-
tor in the Carone diffitulty cannot fail to in-
tt rst our readers.

The infidel and revolutionary papers of
Europe would have laughed to scorn a week or
two ago the choice by Germany and Spain of
the Holy Father as mediator in the Caroline
Islands dispute. The imprisoned chief of
Christendom, living as he does in the city of the
invader and despoiler, has not lost one shred of
his vast influence over the two hemispheres. In
an age when might generally suppresses right,
that which is, humanly speaking, weakest sur-
vives victoriously. The Papal mediation is no
whim of Prince Bismarck orof KingAlphonsn's
Government. Column after column has been
written upon the subject in its general bearings,
and many European statesmen believe that the
great mission of temporal peace is to come from
the Vatican. To Catholics the remembrance
that humanity can have no greater friend and
benefactor than the Church, carries more weight
than all the combinations of diplomacy. If any-
thing were wanted to show the efficacy of the
arrangement, it would be supplied by the re-
marks of the foreign revolutionary press. Find-
ing that a conspiracy of silence is impossible they
one and all try to discover a danger in the fact.
The principle of the arbitration of the Pope has
been revived. One print goes so far as to say
that the German Chancellor has restored the
Temporal Power by implication.

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On Saturday (t9th September) Cavalicre
Enrico Angelini was received in audience by the
IIoly Father, to whom lie presented the Peter's
Pence offering sent by Mgr. Carillo y Ancona,
Titular Bishop of Lcro andl. Coadjutor of the
Bishop of Yucatan, in Mexico.

At the end of September, the Rev. Father
Parisi started on a weary journey to the new
village of St. Louis. The iihiabitants number-
ing about too families came ulitu this territory i
like more than a year ago are settling doswn
to their new colutry. Their corn fields are
abundant and hopes cheering. They hoist the
union-jack every sunday and appear content with
their change. We hope to give moreparticulars
another time.

Mr. Kevlin has at last commenced in good
earnest, the new Convent building. The founda-
tions have proved more satisfactory than was
anticipated, so that we may expect the founda-
tion stone to be laid before many weeks are

It is certainly wonderful to see the following
in more than one Protestant paper. "In the re-
gister of wills at York, says Pclham's Journal,
it is recorded that Thomas de Farnylaw,
Chancellor of the church at York. bequeathed
at his death, in :378, a Bible and Concordance
to the Church of St. Nicholas, at Newcastle,
'there to be chained for common use for the

hunefit of his soul.' Coclfrith, Abbot of Wear-
mouth. having caused three copies to be made of
the entire Bible, scnt one as a present to the
Pope, and placed the others in two different
churches, 'to the end that all who desired to read
any chapter in either Testament might be able
to find at once what they desired.' And King
Edgar transmitted to every county in his kingdom
copies of the Holy Scriptures for the instruction
of the people." Facts like Itese are not generally
known outside Catholic circles. For instance-
how many iProtcstants believe that Luther was
the first translator of the Bible into German I
Very many- in spite of the fact that the British
Museum alone contains nine editions of the Bible
in German hearing dates previous to Luther's
birth or manhood.-Catholic Times.

Cultivacion de Flores en Simple arena.
A los amantes de 'otinica, queremos dar
una preciosa reccta, muy experimcntada para
cultivar flores en simple arena, prbpia para
nuestros terrcnos de la costa.
Sembradas Ins -scmillas de cualquiera floor en
pura arena, sc prcpara la mixture siguiente
Nitrato de amoniaco, 3So grams.
Bifsfato de amoniaco, 300 id.
Nitrato de potaaa, 260 id.
Bifosfato de Cal, 5o Id.
Sulfato de hierro. to id.

Total, tooo, grnmos (t).
Pulverxiese todo, mxclese, y se debe guardar

(I) Un gramo correspond a cuatro r medio

S del aire. Disudlvase cada ver. de I 1 3 gramos que quisieron manifestar t1n in modo mis
de dicha mczcla en in litro dc agla, y i cada ostentoso cl aprecio tlue teniin por cl nucvo
plant por regadio se Ic dl de nos a tres cuch- padre fuiron sin duda los dc Orange Walk.
araditas pars cafe, una 6 dos. veces II seinana; Iahierndo sido deslinado el R. FI. Molina
sin dejarde regar In plant con agua segn cl In miuion de Orange \Walk. tain prrlo
usM ordinario. comn sulpieroi sus haiitantes (iiil ya dejaha
Se hati auo de dicha d16sis todo cl ticinpo (que i cl iatlrt ri district de i iha por ticrra A
daur la plant, sin aumentar la cantidad, y asi su Icslino in \xez slicron e encontrarlei a nn
se nhtendra toda clasc tie flores. sin isrcar ticrra legua dc dli.t:ancia para dare un solcmne rccilii-
alprop6 ito. miieti. i'rocedian los nifios v nifias de la
Stellcruila precedridom de pentionco y htguidot por
nla luiinda mliiical, seguiaiin I. caballer's y hls
sho:lloras quc tcliai prepi)aradl rumillicctrs dtc I,,res
El Padre Molina S. J. I parn laccrdc tllo agraldalic prcsenle al .s;ccr-
l:0dte Merilnillo, s* cncon(ltl la ctliitiva cliin l1
*El Rev. I'Pator Moliina S. J., natural del Padre al hlicnque del Sr. letin y dcspuite d(I
Merida ha cawsiadtll ll vcrdladro naga.ajos cordiales. (tan dlc puchlo
entre-ia0_,l a li YuciateLo del Nortc. Llvitad(h ia Yu'caitco), y del eiminer de flllres cnl (qu Ic
Coroxal i primllermr de Seticinbre, .e puu lcsdes cuhlriron, regresaron todo s licia Orange Walk.
luego, ell compfina de uno tie los Padres dirigiendosc al tcmplo. Entrarin en In casa de
residents en aquella ciudad para recorrer los Dios para pedir un fcliz exito :l nuicvo
pulblos del distrito, dando en cada uno, opcrario que venia i trabajar en esa parte de la
ula pequefia mission. predicindoles en su vifia del Sefor. Pronincib luego el Padre in
idioma Maya que tantu aprician. El fruto breve y conmiovedor discurso en que tdaha las
ia sido admirable las capillas se viiron graciar por el exremnadocarificonquele habian
'iempre atestadas de gcntc, que con un silencio qucrido honrar atribuyendolo todo mas que
'Y COmpostura extraordinaria escuchaban la pala- *u pcrsona al character sacerdotal de que iha rc-
S ihl de Dios; el nimcro de confesiones y corn- ve:tidn: y todos regresaron nmy satisfechos de
noiqnes fuiron tantas que nuca i membria de tener por fin tn Padre Y ic.acc, en medio de
6lo misioneros sc haoia visto igual; michos que ellils.
*iviaa desde afis en vida escandalosa, movidos Vcrdaderanente hacia falta en in mis;on un
per las palabras clocucutes del miisionero, tanto sacerdote que pudidra hablar pcrfectaminnte la
mas eficaces cuanto que las entendian perfecta- Maya, inica lenguRa de los Indios y de muchos
mente, refonnaron sus costumbres y todos ex- Yucatccos y hay que rendir gracias primiro a
SPementaron el influjo benifico del misionero Dios que nos ha dispcnsado tanto favor y luego
cOmpatriota, grades fueron las senales de afecto al Iuin Padre que dejando los regalos de Merida
t1 que todos le dieron a su Ilegada y salida de viene i sacrificar su vida en medio de las chozas
lo Piliblos evangelizados, pero entire todos los Indianas.

[ 89]

How to better the general Health of the Colony. fire: and just as we should never incceed in
:0:--I lessening the heat of the dog clays by forbidding
The excestsive heats, due in part to our situa- citizens to cook their meals inl the summer
tion as a tropical climate, and in part to the months, because all these fires are as nothing,
General rise of the temnperatui e in every, compared with the perpendicular rays of the sun;
has ,cigendcied so much bilious fever, as to ill in like mal:nner it is useless to worry about a few
the people with alarm ani. give rise to a variety yards when for league,. and lengues around the
of conjectulreC : every one considering himself s~ :*mps of the cohay iar discluhrgiug streams of
entitled to give his opinion as to the origin ald malaria upon us from escry side.
cause of the ifirmlity. One las put it down to Iilsteadl 'hen -rgnizitng committee, which
the cail:ll, which oin liciag lild bare to tihe liroil- al:sn ll(c .people at give occasion to much
ing stun sent forth pestilenti:l odours to the ruin f uolil-l talk, it would le more rational to study
of tile public health; :anotlilr laid the chlirge first til: e.ll cause of the sickness and in stead of
against the shallow between Belize ndl Fort speliDing money on Inspectotos,l) mcto-rsind com-
e(;!rge, which abound in putrilied aniina;l ;and Inissioners for repeating the sanme old stonr, to
vegetable matter, cand showed its (Icadl\ Inias- find out whether imoIcrn science call not afford
nla. over tile town, with ever puff of sea bree.e Ia practical .remedy against. these llw-iferous
others, ngain have sItggiKstel that the stagnanit swamlps.
pools of water. that mark the low lots of the To cut ca;als. anid so drain off the water
city. are tile real cause of the mischief. and there would be a vast undertaking, andl at the same
are not wanting persons who opine that certain tileasenlcost useless. on account (of tlle tollogra-
ruhihis.l heaps land rotting rank weeds are the tical condition of the country. and before drain-
sorrces, whence come the fevers which afflict ing. an immense dyke would have to be con-
the people. As the last suggestions was tlhe structed along the shore line t. exclude the sea
easiest to deal with. it was discussed and a comr- from the lands so low.

mission 'formed to sec into the state of tile dif-
ferent parts. of thle town, and to insist upon the
sweeping of yards. cutting down of weeds and
chlan-ng of Ih, stccts. assured that after such
measures, the public health would be improved.
Although all the plan was faithfully carried out,
the fevers continued unabated, or if they did
diminish it was owing rather to the change of
weather and thle rain, than to the cleaning of
To look into causes, local or accidental, for
what annually occurs in every unhealthy climate,
is like putting down summer heat to the kitchen

iuNat u

But suppose all this were done, aud dykes
like those of the Netheilands were thrown up,-
tile riverturned off into canals to facilitate its
outpouring, and a culplete oet-work of artificial
channels formed throughout the colony,and sup-
pose you had expended millions of dollars, you
would only have succeeded in part in bettering
tihe salubrity of the climate.
In Europe just when tile Dutch were in a
mcost flourishing'condition, did men succeed, at
the fabulous cost of mIillions sterling, in trench-
ing lowlands, and throwing up dykes along the
northern coast; in other parts, as for instance
the Campo Ronano, strenuous efforts have been


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made; first by the ancient Romans, with im- Australia and was first made known by the sea-
perial wealth to support them., then by the men who sailed in 1792 in search of the unfor-
Popes, and last of all by constitutional Kings tunate La Perouse; it was not however brought
and Garibaldi at the head; yet after all that out- to Europe till t856 when Mr. Ramel imported
lay nothing has been attained, .and intermittent some seed and made the first attempts to t-r and
fevers plague the inhabitants of central Europe, propagate it. The English were the first to
more than those of British Honduras. take advantage of it, for sanitary purposes.
Let us leave Eutopias aside then and though They distributed it over the swampy plains of
Europeans and people of the United States have the Cape and in a few years obtained the com-
had to abandon every plan for making healthy, plete extermination of the country fever. Thence

what it unhealthy by nature, we shall venture to
propose an efficacious means of securing health
toour fellow citizens.
What say you? Will you make practical
what others have given u~as a lost case?
A worthless and barren article wnhld this he,
were we to come to such a conclusion and pro-
pose nothing new.
With exception of a few hot brained persons
who believe they can put all to rights by merely
wishing it, nearly every one lhai indted thrown
up the case as hopelessly impracticable, but
timely aid comes from an unexpected quarter.
Modern Botany which is observing scrupulously
the specific virtues of every plant, presents for
our purpose, a tree which is properly cared for
will give most valuable results. This tree is the
Eucalyptus. It has acquired notoriety in Botany
as a most potent antidote to the unwholesome
miasmas of malaria. I will give therefore a
brief account of its discovery and its antifever
qualities inorder to induce both government and
private individuals to import and cultivate this
-tree assured that if it cannot completely free us
from the affliction, it will certainly ameliorate
.the sanitary condition of the country.

The Eucalyptus is a plant indigenous to

t was propagated in various parts of Europe
and Africa with' such amazing success as to
astonish even the cleverest naturalists of the day.
We will content ourselves with citing a few
illustrations of its advantages taken from a re-
port of Mona. Gimbert read before an academi-
cal meeting in Paris in 1873.
A certain Mons. Trottier had a piece of land
in Algeria of no value, because it was a mere
swamp,and every year from July to October it
became a veritable hospital of fevers, as nearly
all who lived in the neighbourhood were attacked.
He seriously tried experiments to remedy the
the evil, hut in vain, till in the April of 1869 he
determined to take a risk on the Eucalyptus.
Whereupon he planted 13,ooo saplings and
within three months the people were all rid of the
fever although the plants were still in their in-
fancy and had scarcely reached the eighth of
seven or eight feet.
On the River Varo stood a railway station
near a stagnant pond whose putrid waters caused
sickness year by year to the guards left on duty
For along.time one after another the men had
succumbed to the detease till the authorities
planted some forty Eucalyptus trees on the patch
near the house, when suddenly the fevers ceased.

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At a farm near Rome by means of six only,the
air was so entirely purified that fever disappear-
ed from place,whereas until then the occupants
had suffered continually.
But more than all the case of the Trappist
Fathers of the Roman Campagna, deserves
mention in extenro.All the world knows the bane-
ful influence which the Pontine marshes exert
over the district of Rome and how ever since the
days of the Republic the skill of engineers and
thepurseof the municipality have been vainly
taxed inorder to exterminate if possible the fevers
which rage in and about Rome.
After numberless efforts had been made and
gigantic projects discussed and partly realized,
after the ridiculous plans proposed to the Italian
Parliament by the hero of the million,otherbeings
of less pretension and noise,put themselves with
heroic patience to the task, and after great
sacrifices and labours solved the mighty problem.
In the year r868 Pope Pius IX conveyed to the
Trappist Fathers the monastery and lands of the
Tre Fontane or three fountains. This was one
of the most pestilential spots of the Roman
District and had earned the name of the Tumba
from the excessive number who had fallen
victims to the fever. The Fathers took possession
as soon as convenient, and although after their
days work they returned to the city for repose
twelve of the community perished in the very
first year. Nothing daunted by the gloomy
past they prosecuted their undertaking vigorously
trenched the fields with spade and pick, blasted
the rocks with dynamite and after a year or two
had planted in the soil a fair number of Eucalyp-
tus. 'Wonderful indeed, and welcome was. the
change The surroundings 6f the monastery

were immediately purified so entirely as to allow
the monks to remain and sleep within its walls,
without even being assailed by their old enemy
the fever.
In 1874 the Italian government entered upon
its wholesale plunder of church property, but in
the case of the Tre Fontane they bargained with
the Religious and left them in free possession of
the reclaimed estate, on condition that they
should plant 1oo,ooo Eucalyptus trees. This
they did, and even doubled the number and so
greatly improved the sanitary condition of the
land,that to day, there is no part in Rome so
healthy as Tre Fontanc.
The example of these Fathers encouraged all
Europe and now the Eucalyptus is as common
there,as in Africa,and its -services put in requisi-
tion to counteract the noxious effluvia that rise
with such fatal effect in swampy districts.
Here then we have the great and only practic-
al method for ridding British Honduras of its
much dreaded fevers. Import the Eucalyptus by
thousands spread them over the coast line of
the colony, surround Belize with them, making
avenues along the circular road, in the cemetery,.
and in overpond, as well as forming ornamental
clumps towards the bush, and let individuals.
raise them in their own lots and soon you will
see our city and suburbs transformed into an
Eden and the air not charged with poisonous
malaria of the swamps but fragrant with the
balmy aroma which this plant gives forth.
We must not believe as. some do that the
Eucalyptus cannot thrive in our climate owing
to the excessive sterility of the soil or because
past efforts to accliumatize it,have not met with.
success, if there have been failure it should be


attributed either to want of care,not to the soil,or
to an indescriminate choice of seed. For we
must bear in mind, there arc 150 species of the
tree, of which many cannot assimilate themselves
to a climate like ours. Not unlikely the seed
hitherto-experimented on has been the Eucalyp-
tWslobulus or resinifera, which demands dry
and sloping soil, whereas that which flourishes t
with marvellous renliness in swampy countries
like ours, is the Eucalyptus rostrata, as also
the Viminalis,which in Australia grows in luxur-
lance and multiplies astonishingly wherever it
finds the same conditions as our colony delights in.
There are three important properties of this
tree which give it a preference over every other
for marshy soil; namely its rapid growth-its
immense size- and its amazing capacity of

Taking a fair mean we may calculate on a
foot and a half per month in height,and in a few
years the straight trunk gains an altitude of from
6o to too feet with a circumference of 6 feet.
The leaf is aromatic and emits a pleasant fra-
grance, and when boiled possesses a medicinal
virtue against fevers somewhat like quinine but
more palatable.
Its efficacy against the unhealthiness of the
climate is due chiefly to Its great absorbing
Powers by which it dries up the swampy grounds
sd thus checks the very sources of the fever.
breeding miasmas.
Indeed by practical experiment it has been
acertained, that by planting a few young trees,
'luahy ground,with no foothold forman orbeast,
has in a few months been rendered dry and hard.
ence some persons have been bold enough
to tasert that the quantity of water absorbed by

one plant in twenty-four hours is equal to its
iwn weight, and also that as the exhalation is
roportionate to its absorption, the tree is
practically doing the work of a pump in constant
activity. This fact, paradoxical though it may
eenm, was proved to demonstration by Mons.
rrotticr in Algeria. Having cut a ranch of
he Eucalyptus globulus of 8oo grams in weight,
he sank it into a vessel of water and placed it
alongside another vessel of the same capacity
containing water only. Twelve hours later he
measured the water in the two vessels.and found
that the one which held the Eucalyptus had lost
2,600 grams while the other only 208. So taking
away what had evaporated, that is 208 grams
there remained 2,392 or very nearly three times
the weight of the branch. He then weighed the
moist branch and observed that it had gained
only 25 grains in spite of the 2,392 it had
imbibed. This revealed the other property of
exhalation by which the plant,after drinking with
the water the poisonous miasma of the swamp,
exhales only the purified vapours mingled with
aromatic particles which the plant emits from
These little remarks are more than sufficient
to incite our readers to make the trial. Procure
a selection of the proper seeds, sow them in
boxes prepared for the purpose, and as soon as
properly formed roots have begun to start,
transplant them into their destined localities.
If they are carefully watched during their in-
fancy and you will soon be rewarded by the
beneficial influences of this remarkable plant,
which like so many others is destined by Pro-
vidence for the relief of suffering humanity.

on MW r lw a slt gM.

---Nadic me ha dado papeles, dijo entonces
ii Ch ist. !! 'on vo. IoHocala.
---:0:-- --iEbustero! cxclanmd cl houtbre, golpe-
(C:o.dion.) lindulc la cahcza contra la pared... ;
ll. mniori te entrcgd un paquetc de cartnas
A I ntrar cl hombnhe on Ia estancia, viBle cl IPa. -Eo o es cierto. replic6 cl Jesuita, que iha
ire :\Atoio co;r a lgln'rcerlo cecrrar Ia puierta lwasi yv recobrando si calm..l.
,i ichando el pni dentlo. Arrodilelse ---;Ladron hip;'.rit.i rugid el hombre,
Id pues en cl rcrlinatorin, vy n v I bxaja, pero o puniidolo en lait siench el caton tie Is pistol;
intcligible, coimenz6 h rczar cl Colnfiror, LIn- ;si no me las das, muicrs!

Ioice extendi6 el Padre .l mnno para bendec, Ie,
y dijo aquellas palabras: Domiunus sit in corde
two rt in labiis tuis, au rite coanftearis omnia
fecctal tua (r).
Mas en el mismo instant alargd aqucl iomnbre
la aniao sin variar de postur;:, y ag.,rr6 al J.eui-
ta pot el cuello: at mismo tiempo sac6 de deba-
jo del carrik que le cubria un puflal y una pisto-
la, y apuntandole esta tiltima at rostro, dijo en
voz baja:
--Si te mueves te pegu un tiro!
El Padre Antonio sc qued3 atirdido: aquella
mano que le apretabn la garganta como una te-
naza. Ic inipodia pronunciar palabra. y extcndib
maquinalmente las sivas para apartarla.
-; Quicto! dijo cl hombre, dindole tan brutal
tiron, quc le arrancb tries botoncs de la sotana: y
accrcando su lostro al del Icsuita, sin ccsarde
apuntaric pie-untb: I
--aD6nde estioi lo., papeles que te did t'*
hace dos dias?
El Padre Antonio hizo fin csfuerzo pars con
testar, y el hombre aflojh un poco la mano.

(,) Esti cl Senior en tus labios y,en tucora-
on, arn que confieses debidamente todos tuo
pecado. .

-I Ni las tcngo, ni atunque las tuviers las
daria! replicb el Je\uiit con firmeza.
El hombre lauizb una especie de rugido de ra-
his, y .garrindole por los cabella, le baj6 la
cal)cia pars hundirle el pufial por la cerviz.
-i Espera gitmi6 con angustia el Jesuits.
El hombre crcyd que el terror le hacia sin
duda ceder, y se levantb, soltindole del todo.
El padre Antonio se puso tambien de pie, y ex-
tendi6 hicia el sus manos temblorosas.
-;i)iez minutes. por Dios! le dijo. Cinco
ilnutos para haccr un acto decontricion... para
encomendarme a Ia Virgen Santisima, que es
mni madre,.. y tn madre tambien, desdichado!...
El hombre retrocedib un paso sorprendido; y
cual sf aquel bendito nombre hubiera despertado
en il la vergilenza, la duda y la amargura, mur-
mnur con tn acento en que todo esto se hernna-
--^li madre tambicn?...
--;Si! respondi6 cl Jesuita, que not6 la emo-
cion del miserable. ITu madre tambien ... (y
la mia, yla de Cristo, que te pedira cuenta del
crimen que vas i cometer!...
El hombre parecid igitarse en Ia oscuridad
como si patease de rabia, y empujb rudamente h

lade Cristo, r, e te pedirA cuenta del crimen Padre Antonio permaneci6 un moment inmbvil,
quevas cometer!... sin saber que partido tomar: el hombre sc
El homdre pare ib agitarse en n oscuridad habia abrazado a rus rodillas, gimiendoangus-
come i pate.-: de rahia, y empuj6 rudamente tiado:
i su victim en el reclinatoro, diciendo: -; Padre, por Maria Santisima no me pierda.
-iReza ctanto quierss!... ipero calla... que tengodiez hijs! !.....
Icallat... -ilHermano de mi corazon! exclam6 el Jes-
El Padre Antonio c:yb de rodiilas en cl recli- uita, levantndole en usbrazos. iNo temas!....
natorio, y apret6 contra so pecho la imngen del i que ye te pondri en salvo i..... ite lo juro!
Sagrado Corazon, con la f6, con el amor y la El lhoinbre se dej6 caer como una masa inerte
cuperanza del just que s dispone c moair... en cl reclinatorio, y entonces fue cuando el Pa-
Tan s6lo Dios puede explicar Iy qec surediid dr Antonio entrcabrib Il puerts para alejar al
entances: es to cierto, que mientras el Je1ciua Sipcrior. Al vcrse de ruevo rolos,el Jeseita ex-
oprimia contra su coraton el Corazon Sagrado tendit miaquinalnmetc la mano hAcia el quinque
de Cristo, y i dos pasos de la mucrte le ofrecia a'rapa lvantar la luz: detivose, sin embargo. por
1I vida que iha S perder. por el perdon del 11n m'vimniento de delicadeza, recordando el se-
assino que se la arrancaba, el furor de iste se creto que aqucl hoinbre le convenia guarder
apagb cual una tempestad a que faltan de re- con respect a so persona. M ..r adi-.inando iste
pente los vientos que la desencadenaron; el pensamiento del religioso, la levant el minmo
abrinronse sus ojos hasta descncajarse, como si de un golpe, y arrancando la pantalla y tirandola
la mansedunhre del religioso le parcciee cosa Itjus de bi, exclamn con violencia:
sobrenatural; y la gracia dc Dios, traspasando -;Mirene cara a cara, Padre!.... iase veri
equal momcnto us corazon de hierro, trajo a que rostro tienen los asesinos! Y aTrojando al
Is labio-'uno de esos ,cllozos que Ilenan de suelo una gorra de piels qce traia, rompib i
Jibilo .celo, porque anuncian que un pecador so1lozar.
ei, cla e ade Au padre. Este nllozo llegb Era un hombre de alta estatura, seco, de color
aido de Padre. Antonio, y creyendo que y cetrino, cuvas espeas ejas ocultaban cyai par
W eidU 0 le avisabs para mork, levant6ft cetrino, cul;s espcsas cejas ocultaban cast por
Slanc. eidtgoaa sudau, pear orr, levarf ntde complete unos ojos negros y vivos, que anoma-
ILRanco Cual >.. wluaiu, Psis' pcrfectamente
trnq.lo V16 ntnc, s q uc, rjo de eir, Of ban en el fondo de sus brbitas hundidas come
tanquilo. Viientonces tijuc kijo de herirle, el voa a entrada de su adrca:
a*eino dejaiA caer sI sueio el punal y la pistola, dos viboras i la entrada de sus madriguera:
echando d tri eja caber y U eo pufial y do ba, Ilevaba barba sin bigote, y sus cabellos grises le
Y chando .los i cjabezit y Ilevdos ambaa colgaban en lacios y despeinados mechones. Un
SIaos I Sxdamba C.' voz sor da carrik gris le cubria por complete, y conociase
'.Snidr, ierdol.. IP on par Maria que iba, par debajo de ilperfectamente armado.
'" El Padre Antonio le estrechb de nuevo en sus
*U6tiro escapado de la pistol at caer, reson6 brazos, y con suave. palabras de perdon y de
Sm'aoempo, ypo, oco se oian los gritos del confianza conigui6 al fintranquilizarle. Entonces
lperior y los golpes que en la puerta dabs. El aquel hombre desalmado, que sun en medio de

de las profundas y santas emociones que Ic agita- cricmn, en v-Jno procuraba explicirlo el des-
ban dejaba cscapar socces interjecciones que graciado: decia que sin saber por qui. sinti5 el
revelaban la inveterada costumbre de usarlas en corazon hacrsele pedazos at ver al Jesuita
su lenguaje, refiri6 aI Jesuits la historic de la arrodillarse en el reclinatorio sin proferir una
infernal trama que contra dl habian urdido las queja; y que Is imagen de so hija querida se 14
Ibgias. Li cristiana muerte del jefe de ellas en representaba en qclel moment arrodillada
brazos del Padre Antonio, las habia alarmado: tambien ante un altar, pidiendo al Sefnor lssal-
suponian que le habria revelado al morir los vacion de su alma.
criminals manejos en que antes habia tornado -iElla,,ella es la qxle me hi' ealvadolt deci-
partc, y resolvieron asesinaric para asegurar el infeliz, escondiendo centre us manos so descx-
con su muerte el secret de sus planes. cajado rostro, v dando ricnda sualtt iunal&igri-
Las cartas quc le habia reclamado, no exis- masuque quiza ro acudian i Msu ojos desde lot
tian: era un ardid de quc se habia valido pars lejahos diAn dI ia infancia.

aterrarlo y obligarle a confear par sorpresa si
poseia algunos documents. La pistol era solo
para ainenazarlo ydefenderse en caso de apuro:
la muerte halia de darsela en silencio, huadien-
do!e el puflal de cierto mode particular per la
articulacion de la cerviz, y huyendo luego en un
coche, guiado per otro mason que le esperaba
al extreme de la calle. Hlablase it mismo ofrecido
i Ilevar a cabo el asesinato, per el rencor qtue
guardaba i los Jcsuitas desde que, bajo la
direction de uno de cllos, habia profesado ien
un convento la mayor de sus hijas, sin que
pudiesen apartarla de su vocaciun ni ruegos ni
amenazas. Los dates acerca de la distribution
de la casa, numero y costunbres de los Padres
q~u la habitaban: Ion hahb:. proporcionadootro
mason, ceyo nombrt dijo: era nna persona
r"Ianirnts corc',ida, ;qe visitab a lof Padres
ccr. frecueneia, pertenecia & varias cofradiss, y
confesiba 1 veces con el Padre Antonio. Esto
horroriz6 mas al Jesuits que el mismo crimen
del otro miserable. Tamblen se habia confiado
I aquel la redaccion de la carta, encargAndole Ie
diese cierto tinted devote, cuya exageracion fu)
jurtmarnte to que dsperti las sospechas del
Psdre Superior. Conio babia detistido de vu

El Pa.'le Antonio aprovech6 estas palabras
p.'ra despertar en aquel hombre la idea que des-
eaba: dljole quc los deseos de su hija no que-
darian satisfechos si no lavaba su alma en el
tribunal de la Penitencia; y con ese tacto y esa
destreza que el Espiritu Santo infunde al hombre
de Dios que se pone en sus manos, fuile poco
i poco elevando de to human i lo divine, de to
terreno i lo sobrenatural, del amor de padre al
dolor del pecador contrito, consiguiendo al fin
que alli mismo, sin dilacion de ningun ginero,
confesase a sus piis todes las culpas de su vida
enter. Ofreci6se i ayudarle, y le ayuda en
efecto, i hactr el examen de conciencia; y dos
horas despues cl pecador sc levantaba limpio, y
la ictima veotia il verdugo, cn nombre de Jesu-
atI;lo, la blalnca de Ia graci.
Entonces le prtgunta el Padre Antonio, como
pensaba escapar de las uechanzas de las logis"
El hombre no parecib preocupars much.
-Por ahora, dio, el mismo cochaquene
espera me pondri en salvo t despues, ya buscar
medio de sstir pars siemprq de comprq~uW 4 .-
Lo ddtico que le pido es, que .prsntM t6
dias no mostrarse pars nads en pdblio. ,

EI Padre Antonio prometi6 iqucas to hanrin, De Profundis.
ybsj6 con dl l escalera nacr.,panmlandole hasta
s puert.: desde alll escuchi el rumor de sus
pas., que se perdian i to leijis, y oyd el ruido (4,y v EI'll. t RYAS.)
de on oche que arrancaba 'a galope.
Jamis supo el Padre Antonio quien era aquel A l)ays so dark with i)cth's eclipse
bombre, ni vol6 nunca i tener noticias Muyas. A e 1c w : woe arc
And the Nigllts.are Ag.', long--
Tan to & los tree mees recihi6 un paquete que From Ibrcaklig he: ts, thr pallid lips
it enviaban de Liverpool: en cl venia una Oh, my God! wc: are we:
epecle de gran medalla dorada y un pergamino. Trembleth the mournin:r's song--
Consistia aquella en una escuadra y un compsl A blight is falling ot! the fair,
cruzados en forms de rombo, y pendia de una And Hope is dying in despair, -
rica cinta de seda azul, qur sirve hoy de lavo a And Terror walketh everywhere.
I& Have del Sagrario en cierta iglesia de la Co- the urre ull o tears,
All the hour< ?.re lull cf tears,
patia. El pergamino, con diversos sellos y dos Ch, my God woe are we!
iatices de tinta, azul y negro, traia rascados los Grief keeps watch in brightest eyes- .
aombres propios y las fechas (I); se encuentra Every heart is strung with fears,
a& present sore la mesa de quien describe estas Woe are we! woe are we
lines. All the light hath left the skies,
SAnd the living awe-struck crowds
(1) En la present copia hemos suplido los See above them only clouds *
clarosdel original con este signo*. And around them only shrouds.
"Siglo Futuro."

The Catholic University of Yucatan, in
Mexico, after having been closed for many years
n account of the troubled state of affairs, is now
again opened. An edict for its re-constitution
has been signed and published by Bishop Carillo,
Coadjutor of the Bishop of Yucatan. The
University will be joined to the seminary of the
docee, and it is hoped the glories of the past
'llbhe rvtved. The two institutions are placed
uder the protection and patronage of SS.
'QClt Borromn o and Thomas Aquinas.

iaom hI a flower which withers when
tD;: b butblooms not again, though watered
bML .trr

Ah! the terrible farewells!
Woe are they! woe are thev
When last words sink into moans,
While life's trembling vesper bells
Oh, my God woe are we!
Ring the awful undertones
Not a sun in any day!
In the night time not a ray.
And the dying pass away!

Dark! so darkly above-below--
Oh, my God woe are we!
Cowereth every human life-
Wild the wailing; to and fro-
Woe are all! woe are we!
Death is victor in the strife:
In the hut and in the hall
He is writing on the wall
Dooms for many, fears for all.


Thro' the cities burns a breath,
Woe are they! woe are we!
Hot with dead and deadly wrath;
Life and Love lock arms in death,
Woe are they! woe are all I
Victims strew the Spectre's path;
Shy-eyed children softly creep
Where their mothers wail and weep-
In the grave their fathers sleep.

Mothers wa(t their prayers on high.
Oh, imy God I woe ale we!
With their (lead child on their breast,
And the Altars ask the sky,
Oh, my Christ woe are we
Give the dead, O Fatherl restl
Spare thy people! Mercy! spare
Answer will not come to prayer-
Horror moveth everywhere.

And the Temples miss the Priest--
Oh, my God! woe arc we!
And the cradle mourns the child,
Husband! at your bridal feast
Woe are you! woe are you !
Think how those poor dead eyes smiled;
They will never smile again-
Every tie is cut in twain,
All the strength of love is vain.

Weep? but tears are weak as foam-
Woe are ye I woe are we I
They but break upon the shore
SWinding between Here and Home--
Woe are ye I woe are we I
Wailing never-nevermore !
Ah, the dead! they are so lone,
Just a grave, ard just a stone,
And the memory of a moan.

Pray? yes pray; for God is sweet-
Oh, my God! woe are we!
Ti.ars will trickle into prayers
When we kneel down at his feet--
Woe are we I woe are we I
With our crossed and our cares.
He will calm the tortured breast,
He will give the troubled rest-
And the dead He watcheth best.

The Catholic Union of Bolivia recently
appointed the President of that Republic an
honorary member. The President graciously
accepted the position, for which he expressed
his thanks. In doing so he took occasion to
bestow a very high eulogy on the work done by
the Catholic Union, and to declare his unquali-
fied adherence and submission to the doctrines
of the Catholic Church.

La promesa del marino.
Casi todas las noches del invierno de 1522,
poco despues del toque de oraciones, un hombre
desconocido, con traje de patio azul, puesto de
hinojos en la parroquia de San Ildefonso de
Sevilla ante el taberniculo de Nuestra Sefiora
del Coral, su Patrona. oraba largo rato con de-
vocion fervoroslsima y actitud humid y cjemplar.
Los fieles sevillanos que i aqnella hora con-
currian al citado temple habian hecho repetidas
veces alto en it, por su mirada inteligente y
'ranquila, su noble semblante y distinguida
Aquel hombre desaparecid, por fin, un dia de
su acostumbrada cita ante el. alta de Maria;
nadig volvib i verie sill, ni por 1a calls plazas

de la ciudad del Guadalquivir; unos a otros sc pavimcnto se refrescaron con las ligrimas de 1
preguntaban con frecuencia por el devoto dc gratitud, y las cenizas de los muertos se con-
Nucttra Sefora del Coral, y nadic habia podido movicron en sus lechos de muertc, contcmplando
descubrir so paradero: cl desconocido, lu era la piedad de los padres, acreditada en sus hijos.
verdaderamente, era on tenebroso arcano, un Y et inolvidable navegante, elevando sus ojos
misterio impenetrable, quc solamcnte Dios podia prefiados de ligrimas hicia el tabhcrnculo de la
conocer, si eC que ya no habin vuelto A su seno Sefora, y fijandose en el rostro radiant de luz y
de misericordia. de hermosura de la divina Estrella de los mares,
Al cabo de trees afios, una noche, i la misma salz so voz conmovida por la emocion sobre
hor de siempre, el mistcrioso incognito, entraje todas las de los circunstantes parn pronunciar
de penitencia, con Ia cabcza inclinada sobre el estas frames de amor, de verdnd y de cspcranna:
pechoy una vcin encendida en l mano, cubrin I Gon Maria, nada es imposibll I Sin Maria,
de flores, conchna y corals cl banco del taber- todo se malogra!
niculo de la Patrona de Sevilla, en la misma
iglesia sobre cuyas loss habia hincado tantas
veces sus rodillas. Coasting Theology.
Los files le conocian entonces ya, porque le (Continued.)
cabsaban. de ver desembarcar, triunfante y Then you believe that God has worked
ritueflo, pocas horses hacia, y atravesar las calls wonders that are beyond the laws of nature, not
de la populosa capital entire las aclamaciones de only under the old despensation but in the new
todos sus hijos: era el famoso navegante Sebas- continuously from the beginning to the end?
tian de Elcano, que habia regresado en su nao Well y, no doubt about that.
Vicdoria de dar la vuelta al mundo, siendo el
: primer que lograra conseguir tan arriesgada You also concede that the Apostles worked
empresa. prodigies beyond the laws of na-
Habia ofrecido a la santlsima Virgen traerle Yes, but there it stopped.
'otes; conchas y corales de todos los palses de What stopped?
a ftiera si le protegia en su colossal empresa, y Why, I say that the Apostles were the last to
venia, rebosando de jibilo el corazon y el do suchthings-rejoined Dudose, as if bent on
semblante, i cumplir su promesa, i la misma making a stand.
hora en que habia ofrecido cumplirla. Well let us see, St. Stephen worked miracles
Santiguos conocidos devotos de Nuestra and even the ordinary simple christian in the
Sto del Coral, al reconocerle, le abrazaron, early days had gift of tongues,power to heal-
Posldos del mia religioso entusiasmo, dendole and to drive out devils &c.,- I suppose Sir.
telm cumplido parabien, y las b6vedas del you will admit that? so you. rather mean to say,
Autato temple resonaron en murmullos de ala- that after the time of the Apostles, there were no
b t y de accon de racias, y las Isas de a miraclest
That's what I maintain, Sir.

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Then will you kindly prove that assertion.
Oh every body says so, besides its so absurd to
think that God almighty is to busy himself in all
the petty troubles of men. -
And you call that proving an assertion, do
you? said Liptrot who was endeavouring to
arrive at a sure conclusion without exciting his
friend. My old school master used to say, in a
mouthful of latin words. Quot gratis asseritur,
gratis negntur or as he explained, a flat state-
ment deserves a flat denial.
Yes Sir, every body says so,-clever anid in-
telligent men too.
Well really Mr. Dudose,'I am sorry that 1
cannot agree with you there. Who is every
hody? Why even in our own colony at least two
thirds heliete in them and of the remaining third
the bulk would give their heads for the chance
of a miracle. Then in entire America nine
tenths believe, and the majority in Europe and
if you exclude.'pagans in Africa and Asia the
bulk of men there also believe in miracles; nay
the very pagans believe in actual miracles so
that not every body but scarcely any body holds
what you say. So do pray Dudose give me a
reasonable reason-I am not joking, I should
like to know what explanation you can give,for
I honestly confess I see no reason v-hy God
should suddenly stop short in his favours.
Dudose looked at his fingers as if he had a
stock of notes arranged on the tips and as a beam
of satisfaction shot across his face he replied.
Look- here Liptrot, it is a matter of fact, say
what you like, that there are no more miracles.
and facts are stubborn things, now if there are
none, there cannot be any.
Now there you are.again. Had you sid your

faith told you so, I should have respected your
belief without insisting further, but as it is not
faith but private judgment, as you call it, I ex-
pect a sounder argument than your dictum.
I never saw one-you never saw one-no body
living ever saw one.
Now Dudose you are as had as a doctor-fly,
you keep coming back to mere assertions as fast
as I drive you away. A hundred assertions never
can make a fact. The fact is that there have
been and still are as history and living witnesses
testify. For instance you remember the cross of
Constantine, in hoc signo vinces; you have
heard no doubt of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus
who literally tested our Lord's words, "if you
have faith ...... you shall say to this mountain
remove from hence, and it shall move", and
only the other day a young man, deaf and dumb,
walked all the way from Bavaria to Lourdes in
France and there instantaneously received power
of speech and of hearing, in the presence of
hundreds of witnesses. Come try again.
I cant believe in them and I am sure there are
none, said the old man obstinately hut if you
want a reason why I think so, I should say'it'is
because men are more enlightened now and don't
need fancy appliances for relief.
More fiddlesticks! another assertion more
dlificult to substantiate than the others.
Just you open the old classical authors and
you will find the slaves of those days would bear
favourable comparison with a country bumpkin
or bush man of any portion of the world while
the authors themselves still are waiting for their
betters to supersede them. Moreover, are the -
savages of South America or the wild indians
of North America or the degraded tribes of Asia.

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