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Thoiu art Poter and upon this rock I will build my Church and to thee will
I give the keys of tho Kingdom of lleaven.

GO0- 1 .1) S 8A C S I 1)E OT A 1, J U 1 I 1, V. E


S H E II E R 1) OF S OU 1 S
R IN CE OF. B 1811 P8.
Born March 2nd 1810, Ordained Priest December 31st 1837.
Jubilee December 31st.1887.
May the Lord preserve hlin and giive him "lifi and mako him blest ulpm the earth
and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

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1st. month. January 1887.
St 6.. First Quarte
Sun 3. t 6.24. Changes Full Mom,n.
rise, 6. at 6.28. M I 6. Last Quarter.
....[ z23. at 6..3. at'" 23. New Moon.

I TheCircumcision. Dayof Oh. t7 M S. Anthony, Abbqt. ,
z Su. Oct. of S. Stephen. IS T Chair of S. Peter, at Rome. "-,
3 AM Oct. of S. John. 19 W S. Wulatan C.
4 T Oct. of Ioly Innocents. 20 Th SS. Fahian and Sebatlian M M.''
5 W Vig. Oct. of S. Thiomas Cant. 21 F S. Agnes V. M.
5 Th The Epiphany. Day of Dev. a2 S SS. Vincent and Anastasius M M.
7 F S. (edd. l. 23 Su. 3rd. Sunday after Epiphany.
8 S S. Lucian B. 24 M S. Timothy B. M.
9 Su. 1st. Sunday after Epiphany. 25 T Conversion of St. Paul, the Ap.
ro M S. Agatha P. 26 W S. Polycarp, B. M.
It T S. Hyginus P. 27 Th S. John Chrysostom, D. B.
12 W S. Bennet B. 2S F F. S. Raymond, C.
13 Th Oct. of the Epiphany. 29 S S. Francis of Sales, B.
15 S S. Paul, first Hermit C. 31 M I S. Peter Nolasco, C. i I /p
16 ku. 2nd. Sunday after.Epiphany.
Thursday 6 Tuesday 4
Tuesday 18 Thursday 13
Thursday 27 Tuesday j5

i. High Mass at 9 n. am. ( t7. Reopening of the Schools.
6. 7 a. m.
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Colouial Notes, Page
,enin gof the New Prehytery, "
First Communion, ..
The first and last, .
La Maledicencia .. *

2 Confession und Restitution, Page 1.
S3 San Pedro en Rom, .... 14
5 Circular, t.. ...... 16
6 Circular, .. .... 7

put it, regard his course of action with scant
favour, nay with positive displeasure. It isques.
tionable whether the young clergyman knows
much ahout the venerable Religi(, he is hatter.
ing at, and though he drags in from time to time
the Council of Trent, which he cannot be ex-
pected to interpret rightly, many of his weapons
seem to be borrowed from a certain volatile, (as
concerns creeds,) young Indian. If he greatly

Co lonial Ntes desires to discharge a good solid sermon against
the old yet ever young religion, let him study
Governor or, as announced in our that religion's literature, as much of which as he
Governor Goldsworthy, as announced in our
last number, and the Government Gazette lately has alipetitefor, .he may digest at the Catholic
notified, is away on leave of absence. Presbytery.
The Administrator has been pleased to ap- But why these famous utterances of his? to
point W. J. McKinney Esq. Colonial Treasur- overthrow the Catholic Faith? We would re-
er to be Acting Colonial Secretary. mind him of a very pretty sketch, pat to the
The British Honduras Agricultural Society question in review, with which the Illustrious Mr.
will hold its Annual Show in the Colonial Club Punch of London City honoured his readers a
Premises on Wednesday 5th January and on.the few years ago. Bismarck at the time was strik-
succeeding days. ing hairdat Rome, and the illustration revealed
The lectures against the Catholic Church are this wise and powerful Statesman tugging at a
going on pretty vigorously at S. Mary's Church. long rope which he had cast round the dome of
One would suppose that the Reverend lecturer S. Peter's. Behind him stood the Devil, laugh-
was intent on rousing discord and division inthe ing merrily and saying "Go on, old boy, I have
Community of Belize. We have much pleasure tried for t9 centuries and could not succeed: if
in stating that Catholics can afford to disregard you do, I'll give yo the best place down below."
his false statements, and that not a few of his Bismarck gave up the impossible think ye St.
own section, as our American Cousins might Mary'k zealous pastor will do better?

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cluding with the large and handsome school.
Being.all assembled here Mr. Fowler said--" I
have been called on to say a few words by the
Rev. Father Superior and I have much pleasure
inl doing so on an occasion like this, for amongst
Opening of the New Presbytery. the objects to which this building is to be devot-
ed-is the project to provide school accommodn-
ition for those who seek a higher class of educa-
Ve have much pleasure In recording the open- tion as well as a home for those who desire to
ing of the new Presbytery attached to the R. C. secure good companionship. It is not necessary
Church, which took place on the evening of for me to point out that we are Indebted to the
Monday the 2oth inst. Although there was a zeal and faith of Father DIPietro for this flee
large concourse of spectators both Catholic and building, for hot only is it a credit to the Cathp-
non-Catholic, many were unavordably absent lic Mission but to the Colony at large. I know
who take an interest in all that concerns the wel- there are some who think Father DiPietro is too
fare of the Mission, and therefore to such espe- strict and looks after us too sharply and he will
cially we address a short account of the interest- not let us do just what we like.
ing proceedings. Well, we see the result. The Catholics
This building has been in course of erection occupy a position in the community at the pre-
for a considerable time, and its completion anxi- sent time that-they have reason to be proud of
ously desired by those particularly concerned. and all owing to the good work of Father Di-
Having been at last declared at least fit for Pietro. Our schools are the best filled in the
occupation, on the evening of Monday soth inst. colony, and whether they are the best otherwise,
it was solemnly blessed and placed under the pa- I need only refer to the public exhibition.
tronage and protection of S. Joseph by the Rev. that was held in the Convent the other day
F. DiPietro S. J., Superior of the mission in this for persons, to judge for themselves. When
colony. At 6 p. m. the Rev. Father, preceded I came here nine years ago I never.thought it
by the cross-bearer, six acolytes, and also by the would be practicable for the .mission to provide
ladies and gentlemen whom he had honoured such means of education and school accommodl-
with the dignity of Sponsor-ship, as is customary tion, and I.feel sure the oldest Catholic never
on such occasions, dedicated- to its future use dreamt he would live to witness such a day as
the private chapel, in which, on the altar, is plac- this in Belize. The efforts to provide education
ed a beautiful statue of the Holy Patron of the of all kinds must be convincing that Catholics
Universal Church. He then, preceded as before are not afraid of it, as some suppose, and are pre-
by cross-bearer acolytes and sponsors, made a pared to go as high as their neighbors. Now
solemn progress through the corridors, which allow me as Catholic to speak to you as such,
run between and along the ranges of private and remind you of your responsibilities, for the
apartments on both upper and lowerstories, con- Fther' have done their part and It is now your

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duty to support and lend all your assistance to
make their efforts successful. You cannot con-
plain of the want of ieans for education for your
sons and daughters, for you have the choice of
the class you desire, and a very grave responsi-
bility will rest on parents and guardians who
neglect or do not make some sacrifices to avail
themselves of the opportunities that are now of-
fered to them. I will leave to others to explain
how such a building is going to be paid for, -for
it is beyond my comprehension, but I trust the
Catholics will be as generous in this matter as
they have proved themselves in the past, when
they have been called on to aid the Fathers in
carrying out any of their many good works."
The Rev. Father Superior then came forward
and after expressing his heartfelt gratitude to
God, under whose Divine Providence, he had
been instrumental in attaining what had long
been felt to be an absolute necessity for the fur-
therance of Catholic interests in B. Honduras,
he gave a short but accurate sketch of the state
in which he found the Mission 17 years ago, and
of the successive events which had contributed to
place the Church in the prominent and prosper-
ous position which she occupies at the present
'day throughout the colony.
He dwelt especially on the advent of English
Priests in the year 1873 an event, which had the
grand effect, of enlightening the darkened minds
of many persons, who, while imagining them-
selves educated and well Informed, were yet so
profoundly ignorant even of mundane history
as to be firmly persuaded that B. Honduras
Catholics were an obscure set of people, descend,
ed from the most illiterate of the Italian and
Spanish nations, professing obsolete tenets of
faith long become entirely beneath the notice of

the combined wisdom of the 9tth century. Natu-
rally the lower classes took up the bright idea,
so that "P'anier Parson," and Panier. Chal"
became a hyeword of contempt for. the august
Mother and Mistress of all Churches, ani her
All this is now happily past, and a bright
future dawns before us. More especially that
thanks to the unwearied exertions of Rev. Father
DiPietro, we enjoy the privilege of having in
our midst a community of religious ladies, whose
reputation for high mental culture, spotless
purity of life, devotion to the care and instruc-
tion of youth, and charity and self-sacrifice in
behalf of their neighbours, without distinction of
creed or social condition, may be called world.
The Rev. Superior, then placed before his
hearers an account cf our financial position, and
although the sum total, which he declared to be
due to Messrs Melhado and' Rosado, who had t
generously loaned the funds required for the
erection of Presbytery and Convent, is represent-
ed by figures so high, that the feeling in the
minds of each, was naturally, how will this
debt be discharged?" these fears were alla)-
ed by the consoling information, that these
charitable gentlemen do not charge interest on
the principal advanced, and are willing to wait a
reasonable time on those who undertake at least
to assist in their reimbursement. When the happy
day shall arrive, on which the last receipt will be
signed in full of all demand, we all.hope to join
the Rev. Father in chanting "Nunc dimittis."
In conclusion the Reverend Father warmly
referred to Mr. Kevlin, who seemed sent as it
were by providence, just at the right moment, to
execute these two splendid works, the Convent

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and the I'rcsbytery. Ile call him an
Angel sent to their relief, for from no other
quarter could they have expected such a self-
sacrificing interest and such disinterested motive.
Personal gain seemed to he forgotten hy him in
the erection of these two memorials of Catholic
After a few well-chosen words from Carlos
Melhado Esq. a collection was made, followed by
Ioud ,and prolonged cheers in honour of our Rev.
Father, Messrs Melhado and Rosado, and last
but not least Mr. Kevlin the skilful superinten-
dent of the work, the assembly dispersed, each
and all feeling anti expresing great pleasure In
the knowledge that our esteemed Fathers beihg
now in poissessi n of a commodious and more
healthy residence, hopes may be entertained that
they will henceforth enjoy good health and will
succeed in accomplishing the designs which they
have in contemplation for the benefit of the
Mission and the extension of the Roma., Catholic
faith in this highly favoured land.


it," as Holy Scripture puts it, as that vast Ca-
NE ot those auspicious days, evertobe tholic nation, which has ever dwelling in its
remembered by actors and witnesses, midst its Redeemer under the Sacramental Veils.
was celebrated in the Church of the After the children had made their thanksgiving,
lost lloly Redeemer, Belize, on the Secondl they were led up to the school room, where
Sunday of Advent, when 24 Children made their matronly hands hdd been usy layingout a warm
first Communion and 35 received the Sacrament of dejeiner.
Confirmation. After.longend careful instruction Gentlemen of the Catholic Association, and
by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic doctrine Ladies of the Rosary and of the Confraternity of
about these two Sacraments, the children made the children of Mary were at once happily en-
a Triduum or three days' devotion of immediate gaged in serving the thrice happy children, who
preparation under the guidance of Father somehow for this once seemed to have lost their
DiPietro, and having confessed the evening be- appetite for the good material things. Breakfast
fore, arrived punctually atthe Church on Sunday. i hardly a time for speeches but Father DiPietro

morning, becmingly dressed in .symbolical
white and took their places in the front seats
each holding a lighted candle. The group was
beautiful to the human eye, but still more so we
hope in internal purity to the eyes of the God they
were for the first time to receive into their hearts.
To a Catholic no day is so charged with sweet
remembrances as that of their first Communion,
and many a wayward soul has found the old love
of holiness spring tup afresh within it, as year by
year it sees others in turn starting on their spiri-
tual life. One hears again and again the old
saying "this is the happiest day of their lives."
During the first Mass select music was beauti-
fully rendered by the Convent Choir, aided by
three instruments kindly volunteered by the
Spanish Band, and during the intervals prayers
adapted to the occasion were read by Father
DiPietro. As the innocent children entered the
Sanctuary two and two to receive, few eyes in
the crowded church were dry, and strong men
declared afterwards that they shed tears like
children. Why? just because the Holy Eucharist
is a reality, and no nation has its God so near

could 1 it help alluding to the bright holiness of The deep reality aild solidity of our venier;lle
the occasion and c mgratulating the little ones on andl inmmutabld faith is strikingly brought out o(,
having made captive the heart of the Honourable these soleCnni occasion, and scinltimenlts of the (io-
Adnministrator of the Colony, who was there crest gratitude to God, who has so divinely atd
husy mnioug them, rejoicing inl the company of wisely provided all the teans requisite for sup-
iniocence. As His Honour remarked in rnply- porting and guarding souls in their earthly pil-
itg aiud endorsing the sentiments of the Reverend grimage. After the exhrtation the prayers ap-
Father, "it did one go o'clock was rapidly approaching and as most brant and then each one advanced and kneel-
at the tales were to be in the Church at the ing received the sacred anointing al tile
second Maass, the party soon broke up t o prepare PIax t.cumtn." For 19 centuries has thel rite
for that service. been performed and today it i s as treh and in-

At 9. 30 all the Children were in their places,
anl F. Ditlictro began the Solemn High Mass.
The Church again was filled to its ttttermost,
and when at the conclusion of the Holy Sacrifice,
F. D'iePtro, vested in Cope, took his seat atld
summoned the candidates for Confirmation be-
fore him, the picture presented round the Altar
surpassed in one aspect the previous one.
The children formed 'a semicircle within
the Sanctuary rails, each holding a lighted candle
and scroll hearing his Patron Saint's name and
that of his or her sponsor. Behind each stood
the sponsors,' as interested as their innocent
charges. All knelt whilst.the Choir sang the
'Veni Sancte Spiritus" at the end of which
the Celebrant, with delegated power to confirm,
took his seat on the predclla. and addressed them
in what was afterwards tertnme a most lucid and
touching explanation of the Sacrament they were
about to receive. As he proceeded and showed
forth the mystery of the indweling of the Holy
Spirit in the souls of men, and the fruits of thi's
indwelling, more than one experienced the ejacu-
lation rise in their hearts May God be blessed
that we are Catholics."

vigorating as in the heginmnin-truly ;all fair
in the Bride of Christ and ito stain or wrinkli Is
found in her"'-" for her youth i"
Htnewla of Ilpllnimatl Vow".
At 3 111 i. the day's functio li were coplet-
ed, when those for whom ti liaptism others had
promised -reniunciation of the Devil and his
works, now in their own names reiterated the
promise,. Wth. lighted taper til one hand and
with the other uplifted they repeated the formula
of.Christiani faith and loyalty and thet each in
tfrn approached the altar and received their
diploma or certificate of Confirmation.
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament follow-
ed and the newly enrolled soldiers of Christ re-
turned to their homes.


IAT is the matter Lila? it seems to
me that every day you become more
gloomy, and even at times cross "
"Not with you, Patty, you appear to be the
only decent girl inrthe convent, for I see you try
to comfort me, when I am dull; and I am dull,
I tell you, because-"


"Oh never mind, Lila, come along, and help papers in their places, tried to be merry; when
me to arrange this transparency. I wish it to he a a ring a.the convene. door diverted th ir attention.
success. This I intend to place, you see, jist "* Oh I wish that were Iapa iAh I am dyilg to
between the parlour windows so that every one have a good gotl dance and see what it is like "
on entering the room shall get all the benefit of Sure enough it was Papa,. who had anticipat-
its beautiful effect, and after that I wil help you ed his pr removal oi account of his pro-
tc run up your shepherd's dtess." ximity to the c,.nver.t, while on business. Lilian
"Very well Patty. but to tell you the truth I was all dist aught with joy and forgot her Patty,
don't care for my costume: for as Christmas gets and i;cr :hcpherd's dres:, and devoted all her en-
nearer and nearer, I grow less and less in a hu- ergics to packing up As she looked at the desk,
mour, either to do my own part or help others, she toe up one by one her class papers, and as
The fact is, Patty, I'll tell you a secret. Papa she threw them down, eevishly repeated;-
wrote me, a nice letter last week and promised ," there! : shl'nt want yuu again,-tior you,-ntor
me that I should goI hole for the holidays and you."
that 1 al already an Invitation to Mrs. Gudi- And nosy she stood on the threshold, nervously
gracc's party. Ah I won't that ie grand plucking the fur from her tiprit and wistfully
But take care, Lila. I have heard it said that glancing at the outer world which seemed to her
olnietimes persons (if doubtful opinion meet all impatient to receive her.
there. Tney seem gentlemanly enough, but they "Good-bye Lila,my dearchild, and don't forget
are not particular sometimes, and you renen- 1
are not particular sometimes, and you remein- your promise. I hope to see you here for the
her how Reverend Mether warned us." Rings;" were the words of her teacher as she
Bah Pat, that is just what makes me want to bade her last good-bye. Inwardly Li.ian thought
go. There is no fun is our dances here." that it al depended on how things turned, and
'* True Lil-if you are ina had humour; but for with a cold good-bye, 1-ftthe Convent door.
my part I f.el as happy as a lark, when I hear The fond mother welcomed her beautiful
the piano giving a good jig." daughter home as a fond mother can, and laid
"Ah I the old cracked things I it's like a boy's herself out with the best ihltentions in the world
paper and comb; but at Mrs. Gudigrace we to please her every wish. The modest attire,
shall have a string band I Oh I do so wish Sun- she had been so long used to, was now thought
day, and Monday, and Tuesday ami al: the days too old-fashioned and glve place to gayer mate-
of the week were gone!" rial. The shoulders were but disguisedly hid-
"Well Lila, I expect you will be heartily sick den by flowered muslin, and a belt with bright
of your holidays, and wish you were back again silver bJckle reduced th.- once free power to
in your old quiet corner." Ifashionable p-oportions and the gir! was happy
"No I don't think so, besides I'm not a'child yes happy, and so strangely fascinated with her
any more, I have brains, and know my duty." apparel that she coa!d barely realize the simpli-
And so the two girls chatted away in their own city of her recent habits of dress. Inst'td of the
style, and, as they busily pasted the variegated constant occupation that she was s accustomed

'" w l Iow- alternate between intervals of hours dreamily revisiting the hall room of Mrs.
Admiration and a l nz lounge on the sofa. Godigrace, and feverishly pondered over the
On the 24th of D)ecedher was to he given the flattering encomiums she had heard of herself.
rty. Lilian was in ccstacics. The flowers that But along with this abnormal excitement there
. athed her innocent brow served to beautify was a chilly sensation, that she was unwell, and
II more her charming features and the natural with the approach of evening the cough irresis-
ace which she possessed turned the artificial tily broke out into fits. Another day and an-
lornmncts of her person into an attractive cen- other brought terrifying symptoms and she was
- of admiration. confined to her room.
The brilliant hall was soon filled with an as- "Ma, she said; I don't know what it is,--or
mllage of guests, each of whom seemed to how it Is, hut I do feel so bad."
ilian to be mirrors to enhance her own imnpor- Hush, my darling, and keep yourself well
nec, for as she was a new feature, she drew wrapped up and don't be anxious-"
tention. Then as the music strains inspired Poor Lila I-the insidious disease had taken
ie throng, the whit of the dance and the excite- seat firmly, and every hour brought her nearer
lent of this new scene in young life, appear- to her end. And as she lay there on her soft
i irresistibly to lift Lilian to another sphere down bed she mused on the transition she had -
id she acquired a graceful ease in all her. gone through. and then looked back to her l'atty
iovcments, that drew the admiration of all around andl her convent friends.-" Oh dear me-to think

er. Oh how happy she was---oh that she could
vc always in this clysian transport I
But as the hours sped quickly by. her Father
indly took her aside and said; "come Lilian,
ou must be somewhat fatigued now. Wrap
ourself well up for in a few moments the carriage
rill le at the door. Reluctantly but obediently
he at once left the room, and bidding adieu to
his tcrrestial bliss, withdrew.
The big red sun that rose next morn and the
rusty air that penetrated in through every lattice
'raced up the strong and hale, but for Lilian
hey were both unwelcome.. Like an overstrung
omw Lilian relapsed into a strange lassitude, and
'vth a slight cough which she studiously en-
leavoured to stifle, she descended to her morn-
"K meal and reviewed the past night to her fond
She till was not out of the trace, and sate for

that I should be lying here! oh! I do so wish I
were.back in the good old convent again, with
those happy companions of my best of days hbut
patience!'" and with a turn on her soft bed, she
tried to find case.
Though every available means was employed
the case was soon declared fatal and the poor
Lila begged for the last solaces of her religion
and resigned herself to the sad decree.
By a strange coincidence the very same music
that had electrified her tn the first and last dance,
commenced to guide the giddy feet of others as
Lilian was on the point of breathing out her last,
and turning to her broken-hearted father, she
pointed with her pale thin hand to the not far
distant sound, and said: "Pa--is it not amock-
ery? but ten days ago, It made me gay and now
it ushers me out of the world good-bye Pa-'

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La Maledicencia.

Venclo tic aspidev hav en suis lahios.
(i's. 13, v. 3)-
pI .\N s61i los tittgidts del rmir y los
i..inquidos del Duqueii turbal'an, el c,
Sa-nllm azul dte hl villa ducal, cl silencio
tiecailuella ap:lcihle noche de verano. Revolvinse
aqu61 et(su.lechlo de trcenas, salpicando h veces
de Iclanca cspuinna la grait vcrja de bronce que
aprisionalia la deliciosa villa, cono Ins imiimhres
de ana cesta a uni ramo de flores: rlcnaltm el
IDuue imll6vil en st poltrona de munllcs, ante
un lindo veltdor de porcelann con pie tic brnce,
qtle sostcitia carts y pcriodicos Ilcgado; s !qticlla
ittchec. Los timiid dte tlln teinpentad ptaada; los riontidts del
I)Duue til calmh de una digestion hiica. hccha ; y
aquclla(s dos mnllifestaciones de la natutracza
agitada y de la humaniad en caminr, Ilegalan A
oidois tde la Duquesa, sin consegCir apartar su
atcllcihtn de In ohra que train centre imanis.
Asoinahail por mitones de seda calada i(lte le
Slbit',n haista Cl codo lsus atilaidos dedtis. movien-

del jirdlin'enil,:ilsa;ttiunilan. IIllbi cnnado et Du-
que Ai Its chtllc, usciun tell pir costtulbre ln los
mcses dle verarnl q(iic.p:sail it cln sdtleliciosa Villa,
it orillas ldet Ca;Uithbrico, y hahi se ct ol buin s~or
cxcedido cn nl ceia, algo rn;ms dte o ique i sus
scsenta y ocho iafis y h su coustitucion anpipf-
tica cotvcnnia. Mirinilo Ide cutalndo ca ciunndo la
Duiqucsa entire inquiicta 6 impaciente, hasta q(ie
at oir un runquido trcs puntost mals alto qute tlo
anteriores, exclutni, goliaitilndo n oln cl pi ec
pavinuento de roble cieccrado:
-- Juanit I IJuanitol...-- Quoe 1o suo toda-
via las diez y lu6got te desvclas I...
Juatito sC agit6 cn su polttrotna abri6 pis:aida-
mentc los ojos, y sonriidlose cone csa exptrsifn
de biencstar congcstivo, propi i dt los vicjos
gordos cuando cabeccnu cl sucfiu, pruoiguib cl
suyu trantaquiIntllnlte:
-i Eso es!-afiadit, I I)u Dtiesit con redotlml;da
impaiciencia. Unos hilevecitus pritiero, y un
aloncito despues, y nll:i pechuguita tluEgo, y Is
terucra mis tarde, y una apoplcgina dt postre I...
Y csforzando il voz, 6 hiriendo tie nucvo con
cl pii cl payinmento, grit6:

iJuanito!...-g Que dc cenas y penns estin
tid sin cesar cuatro agujas tie accro, telar en queo --i Q e es pes st
ila fortmando, con fi'nisimo estaibre rojo, un las sepulturas Iletas I
pcqueiio objeto quce cada paso estiraba y coll- El Duque torn A sonreirse primtcro y i roncar
templaha, con esa sonrisa especial que presta a despues, sin darsc pr ententcido, y t1 D)uqultte
la fisonomla de la mujcrlosrasgosca racteristicos prosiguii su tarea cincogidndose de hombnls,
de In abudea; porque eta ell cfecto nqecl pei- movicnido sus agujat de accro, cstirando su cal-
quce( o objeto,'que con tanto amor tranbjaha la cetin, y participando ya del innocent gazo title
Duquesa, el primer calcetin que habia de calzar- esperaba i so nicto, al ver clzadas tic rojo sus
se ci ultimo de sus nietos. picrnecilla.; privilegio exclusive hasta eit6tices.
Hallibase sentada frente por frcnte del Duquc, de los cardcnales y las perdiczs.
junto 6 uni gran puerta que daba salida at jar- De repente vino i interrumpir sus relcxioncs
din, A h-sazon de par en par abierta, para dar de abucla uns dimlinuta piedrecita, que, nlanizad
entrada b la fresca brisa del mar, que Ins flares suavemente desde cl jardin, fid ia rodar a sus

's 6rc ci pi ito. it.a I )nqiDuk a EIl Duquc cstirb Ina picrnas, cruni Itas iini.,s
ite.:te I'ca nicz;, y fij6i nsi lrada cn cl hueco ishrc so ahultado abdomen, y volviendo I crrar
de In picirtia Iiirta: nias solo pudo distinguir .los ojos rcpos-adanentc.
nls oscur.s tinicilio" de la i ochie, cortadns diao- -Q(e aviscen la parrqui y traigan los sun-
unaniient de qiicio i quicit, p)ir cl foco de l tos ()lcos.
qlec dec salmon s escalalpia. Mir6 ent6nccs al --i i... como i ti no te ducl...
tccho panr ver si altguna particular de sus moldtiu- -_ o ie dicle, Clrite ?... T
-A Quc to 'Ie dunle, Clariit, ?... Te dg o co-
ra. sc habia deslprendidoll, y i no dicscubricndo ina- mo Madam;, e de SevigiS6 h so ;n ign ; Me. he tido
da, pn,rsiguii en silencio su tarea. n ,irc/,zo e, dedo de V...
AlgunEii mnitonentot despuies, otra scgunda pic- La Dut)uesa hizo an gesto de ir6nico agnrdc-
drccits lanzada con inits acicrto, vino a peiarle cimiento, y.replic6:
irincro en los dedot, y i citer despnes entire lon --Putt voy a poncrme en el acto In poco der
pliecues de st falda. La "Duqucesa vlvi6 i le- l .
cc a q tafetn ingies, no sc te cIconic la herida.
vantar la caticzn sorprcndida, y vi6 entonces, en
el mismo trgiinglo de luz, que avainzahn fuera -- Iien echo, hija nia!... Picbmc nna pnul
de nl puerta. y oculta por Io tanto i ta vista dcl y atme unn sibana... Netaton dchia de venir i
Duque, la figure de unia mujer con el traje dc las operate.
cascras vascongadas. La scliora di6 un brinco Y at dlcir esto el Duque, hostez6 en tres tien-
cun l linda fartyuexil de cretona que le servia POs, fjando de nuevo en el jarlin sus asrilientos
.de asiento, y exclam6 asustada: ojos. La Duquesa, quc ya sc d _ia volvi6 i'ponerseic delante, diciendo vivamentte
-i Jesus!
sinh d :jar de chuparse el dedo:
Sohresalt6se .cste grito la cascra, y Ilevin- -_Picn s to que. e- 1 quejumbroso, t ndi tc
dose un dedo a los labios con gesto de. grandee p e
gana...- Por on sinapismilho: que te puseroni ct
iiuiisia, dcsaparccib en lan sumbra, haciendo
ngia, daparccb en in sombra, hacindo otro dia, se oian los grits en na punta del Ma-
scnias a ln Duquesa de que en cl jardin Ia espera- chchaco.
ha. Mientras tanto frotbsc el Duque los ojos, y
con so calina de costumnbre dijo entire dos bos -i Eh A a recias er f
tewos, ras vascongada.
0-6 -i Pues claro est I
-Pues cath oscuro... Un sinapismuo cs una
-I Que... que... qne me he pinchado cl dedo herida tivil, de que le es pcrmitido A un veteran
cmn esta pfcara agnjalt-respondi6 ai Duquesa, quejarec... No me succde to mismo con lasreci-
arrojando con ngida cbtera los. calcetines de bidas en el campo de hntalln.
ieto. Y at vcr que cl Duqlue se incorporaba El Duque hahis sido Guardia de Corps del
inrando maquinalmente hacii cl jardin, pasose Sr. Rey D. Fernando VII, y recordaba con
Coa disimuo delante de Ia puerta. ciertl fruicion belicosa, haber olido la pdlvora de
-1 -Vlganme Dio s--decia chnpindose el de- los castillos de fuego, que por aquel entbnces se
do. IS me ha llegado hastn cl hueso!... queomaban en Ins fiestas reales.

-i Ya -replic6 burlonamente la Duquesn, Mientrrs tanto habiase despnhilado el Duque,
mirando hicia el jardin con disimnulo. Scria in y buscaha en los pcri6dicos del dia laI noticias
dv aquel cohete que te chantisch il casaca en la dce an guerra civil, quc asorlaba li sazotn aqnlel-
jura de la Rcina... No rccucrdo que hayas reci- las hcrinmsas y nobles provincial. .a 'cosa ilha
bido otra herida. Ic veras: aqucllas informs partidas de po bre
--eLa casaca?... y tambhici me chamnisc6 cl cascros que, at grito de Dion, I'tria y Bey, ha-
pIxc, hija min... Y al infante D. Francisco que hian enarholado en Gnipuzcoa In bandera de
cstaba a mi lado, i poco mis Ic salta un ojo. Chrlos VII, ihanse trocando poco h poco en
--Mira Juanito,-replicd IanDuquesa cortando. Jag"errios hatallones, qne mantenian a raya y
Ia conversation nl convencersc de que no se des- aun hacian retroceder t los soldad*os de ha Re-
cuhlrilia desdc aiR ni rastros de l. cascra. Si piiblica; y este fen~aneno que el Duque tenia
fucras rev, no habian de Ilamarte Juan el Iatal- ante sus ojos ell Ins provincins vnacongadas, co.
Iador, sino Juan el Pacifico. menznba. efectuarse tambien, segun testimonio
de aqueitlos .rwibdicos, en Catatnfia, Navarrn,
Y volviiidole la erpaldan sin mhs ceremonia, ,
Aragon, Castilla y un en la mismaAndulucia.
sali -de la estancia discurriendo cl misterio que
podr rr I a n Estas noticias espantaron el sucfit al Sr. Duv,
podrla enccrrar la nparicion de at|>ella cacra, Jt
que nl octltarse en la sombra le parecia hiher q, vndo lo lite pilian ten
co,,iicdo. el In armann y la impaciencia; rasscc In natiz, y
murmur por lo'bajo:
-No me queda duda, murmuraba; es Pachi-
ca, la casera de Azcoeta. -~Chspita!... Chpita
s v s p c t Posible era que los carlistas dicran al traste
Atravesb entbonces varies pasillow con today la
Ss c con el gobierno de la intrusa Rcptiblica, y esta
ligereza que Ie pcrmitian sus cincuenta anios, y
salid al jardil por una pucrta excuisalda en husca Ilaaba de jlibilo: posible era tamnbcn que
impidicsen la bien plantenda restauracion de D.
de Pachica. No tard6 much,. en encontrarla; mpid n bin pl rstaurao D.
na soni se destac6 en silencio du h Alfonso XII, y esto le hacia torcer cl gesto: y
unn somblra sc destac6 en silencio de un hoiiquc-
posihte era v un prohnhale, que bquillos batallo-
cillo de li!as, y agarrando hbricaimnnte h la Dn- n p q
nes nacienites forzascn la line republicans, que
quesn por las manos. dijo en vascuence con voz de p
Sy angustiusa deade las ventanas de -n palacio distinguia el en
h lj y nustioa: Ilas cumbrcs de T'alayamendi ; que Ilkgamen has-
--I Se murec, sciora... se mncre I eqa el salon mismo, Ic impuateaen contrilb-
-g Qi6n?-exclam6 soliresaltad la Duquesa. clones, I dierann un A nto, le interrumpieran ina
La casera rechin6 los dientes, dejando eacapar digestion... y ante el pcligro de ver deatnidho cl
excllmaciones comprlmidna, qie tenian algo de equilibrio jugon gRatricon, el pacfifco sfior
sollozas y much de rugidos, y arrostrb hicia g) volvia i rascarse Ina narices, y con inuitada en-
interior del jardin t la gran seiiora, que lienn de ergia exclamaha :
ansiedad y de zozobra le preguntabha CiSpit I... Icaspitinnl... Icspita I
-jPero qu6 pasa, Pachica?... lhahli, hija En este moment entr6 Is Duquesa vyena
miat... phlida, hacienlo her6icos esfuenos pars disimu-

tar teb o que la agitalba de pics cag In de Azcocta el asistetet qu se fic com
Scahez*, 'y pwr una provision verdaderam. ntc I Deguito?..
fcmnil, train pntu elt c Indice de la mano El Dtque dejci el peribdico arrutilndolo contra
derecha, en que hahia fingido el pinchazo, In mesa, y contest toido lo iniconodlado qle su
dc1di c1rtiadlo uan guante de cahritilla. Dcj6se indole de pasta de almendra le pertnitia.
catr e an pn pqueiio divan, conplaficroi de sl mar- --iNo me hahlcs de carlistas Clarita,... pie
quenita que hites ocupaha, y reclihanctad la caleza ni tirlos nmnhrar quiero ?... Ridiculo es que es-
en un almohadon, dijo con el fin de encuntrar t6 trahajaido yo con tot!ns mis fuerzas par la
cco el so ilustre esposo: restauracion ic D. Alfonso, y sea al a isino
-i Mle estoy cayendo de sucir!... tiempfn cl padrino y el cnculridor de todKis esis
I'ero cl sefiar Duque, que habia dormid, hasta seliires de I)olen, tan si61 porque mi sciicra la
ent6nces comni una marmota, 6 sea itins aljpin1, Duquesa no ha digerido t segun l llama Plinio, no parecia dispuesto 1 de- tas con qie hace cinculc ta afis la deitetaron.
jarse contagiar con el sunio que on mujer queria -PerI hombre,-si yo no te pido nada...
infundirle, y contest sin soltar el peri6dico: -i Pues por si acaso I...-Tu sobrino Dieguitl
-Sciial de que no es grave la herida. y el iastucrzo de su asisteute, son dos buecas
piezas... Pasars ii los carlistas i lo treinta y
--Por shora no me quedar6 manca,--dijo l ds aiios, y siendo coronel de artillerin
Duquesa, hacienda jugar las articulaciines desu

dedo enfundado, mientras con el ralillo del ojo -l'ues no, que iria i esperar i6 iis sesenta...
obscrvaba con angustia que, absorto cl Duque --A los ochenta quic lo hubiera hecho scria
en so lecture, no llevaba trazas de levantar cl stempre un disparatel... El dia en que se puso
camnpo. la'boina fu6 para mi el de su muerte, y Isi sc io
Sigui6se ent6nces uv gran rato de silencio, en dije eli Biarritz, l 6 i hob:alicna de s: mnau-
que cl Duque no quitaba los ojos del peri6dico, j-er.. Dieguito. Ic dije, para mi has ininrto...
ni la Duquesa los apartaba de un magnifico Toda i part de lhs Quiiiones, te la dejo en mi
pandulo, que dcjaba oir ese acompasado trictrac, testanento...-Porque eso si i... cahallero es co-
medida del tiempo, tan ripido para el que goza, no ning"uno!-Aqul tienes veinte min reales por
tan lento para cl que sure, tan terrible para el si se ocurre alguin apuro, y en Burdeos letra
que piensa que i su monotouno compass se va abierta s ni nombre... Si necesitas algo, escnrbe
acecrando It moerte. Pot dos veces ahrib la bo- pero acuertite que para tu tio ya no existes!...
ca como para dccir algo, y por dos veces volvi6 El Duque lnz6 a la sefiora una mirada de
t cerrarla, con esa indecision del prudent, que Agamenon satisfecho, y prosigui6 con todo cl
nunca se apresura A hablar, sin haber pesado y Anfasis de un borrego indignado:
medido lo que qutere decir. Incorpor6se at cabo '-Y cuando yo crel que mi senor sobrino
in poco en el divan, y dijo con naturalidad per- caeria 1 mis pies confundido, el may... carlista,
tcctameutc fingida:
se me echa i reir en mis barbas, y se me abraza
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cada vez que me acucrdo se me sulfur la san- 'IHow so?" I asked.
gre... Porque lo que mis rhhia me daba era, que Well, Father, the story can not le told in a
milctras l se estaha riendo, yo estaha Ilorandol... minute."
La Duquesa no pudo me6nos de riirte tambien Be so kind as to relate it to me as we con-
de los Ialard(e de severidad de su marido, y dan- tinue our walk together."
do sin duda por sondeado lo que deseaha son- "Certainly," he replied; "and I do not ask
dear, dijo, tomando un libro con tapas de tercio- your reverence to keep the matter a secret either.
pelo y hroches de plata. In my employment, as you can easily understand,
-Ricn: no hahlemos mis de caristas... y d4- we must guard against distractions. About five
jame leer en paz mi capitulo del Kempis. years ago I yielded to one that came near cost-
El Duque clav6 los ojos en su muj-r, con ing me dear. I had made my customary round
squella mirada con que Jupiter estremecia el of the desks. and returned to the private office.
Olimpo y tumhaba de espilda a los dioses, y re- All was in perfect order; but when I began to
plic6 severamente: foot up my cash account I discovered that ten
-Si hay alguno que rate deque la conse- thousand francs were missing--ncither more nor
cuencia political dehe de star por encima del less. Well, I did not close my eyes that high;
amor i sohrinos locos. te veiidrit de molde. The morrow brought no.tidings of the missing
-Por esta noche,-contest6 con calm la Du- money, so I was obliged to confess my delin-
quesa ahriendo el libro, voy i leer este:-" Que quency to the cashier. He was very kind, and
los riejos gordon y prudentes, deben cenar poco y granted me a month's time to make up the deficit.
aeoarse temtprano...-- Quieres que te to lea de Fortunately, I held some shares in the bank, hut
recio?... I intended them as a dowry for my daughter, and
Se contincard. a r.-source in my old age. To lose everything
anwas really very hard. Three weeks passed by,
Confession and Restitution. and, hearing no news of the missing money, I
----o-- ordered my shares to be stld.
VICAR of one of the parishes in "But I have not mentioned my daughter's
Paris relates the following incident: affliction. Hler betrothal with a most estimable
I frequently met a chief clerk of young man was nearly concluded; but when his
the Bank of France, wiho always father learned that I was financially ruined, he
saluted me with marked respect opposed the match. My daughter was both
and politeness. One day I accosted pious and dignified, but her father's penetrating
him, and Inquired whether he was acquainted eye could not fail to observe that she was sorely
with me, adding, "priests are commonly very grieved. My wife showed greater courage (as
poor patrons of Banks." a rule, though they. appear weak, women hear
"Very true," he remarked; "and yet the trouble with more fortituJe than men). Ilow-
best business transaction I ever made was with a ever, though she tried to conceal her sorrow, she
priest." went to consult a fortune-teller."

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Exuse me. yu1r wife tell you what the Picdra i 24 millas.del Pucrto de salida; a pear
iouantehnk aid Y?" del vicuto contrario hien hnhicra podido adclan.
mollntetallk Snaid .,.
** The fellow a:id inthig Ihuti non~ense. The tar sino huhic sido su mal aparejo y la iinperi.
olly real thing in the whole affair was the ten- cia de los Marinos. El Bote de si muy pesadio
franc fee. p. r su mala construction tenia tnas velas que
I disposed of my shares in the hank, and mnas parecian harapos que t otra cosa. Stcias,
was going t pay up, when one evening a priest agujereadasl y con mal cordaje que impedlia se
entered the office, alKt asked to speak to me. estiriran en today su extension. Los marilni em..
* not lost 'same money?'. he inquired. pezando por el Capitan eran nuevos en la mar,
*Y ,' I repiicl, tremhbing nervously 'on the y entendian tanto de navegacion como el Zap.-.
fifth of last month, between twelve and four tero de Astronomi. i mns de ilar un rumbo false
o'clock in the afternoon, I lost, or rather forgot por no tener siquiera con Compas, movian sicm.
somewhere, ten hank-mites, each of a thousand pre Ian veins en direcciun contraria al viento, a.i
francs.' Here t.ey are,' said the pri~et, hand- es que el pobre Bote no nin-
ing them to me. I threw my arms about the gun modo. Diez y sies pasajeros entire Cahnl-
good Father's neck, forgetting inmy joy the leros, Seftoras y Nifios estahan apilados sohlre
impropriety of the act, and. exclaimed: *OsirI cubicrta que at mismo tiempo cstaba liena de
if ever I can render you a service, command me barriles vacios, canvas, mesas, siilas, pavos, pa-
by night or by day. I wil: do al in my power. tos, prros, gallinas yu n sinn6mero de cachiva*
for you.' che, equipage de los Indios. No halia modu
"The priest gave-me no explanation, and I de slntarse, puento que cada pasajero aenas
hesitated to ask any. I comprehended at once tenia i su disposicon dos pics cuadrados de es-
that confession and restitution were at the hot- pacio. Y si la Iluvia que cain i.torrentes 6 Isa
tom of the affair. I had my lost money, which olas del mar stravesahan, los del bote'tenian que
was all that I desired. Since that time have recibir un hafto ai aire libre sin poderlo renediar.
felt convinced that none but the ignorant can at- Si bie los Pasajeros estaban acostumbrados A
lack the Catholic religion, that priests render es clase'de navegacion por ser la ordinaria en
grett temporal as well as spiritual services, and British-Honduras, esta vez ya sea por los repeti-
that the trihanal of penance is very far from dos chabascos 6 por la complete ineptitud del
being injurious to morals."--the Ave Alarta Capitan y marineros estaba aburridlsimos, y
despnes de haber tomad3 caf6 que no era otra
San Pedro ea Ronra. cosa que agua smcia y de mal gusto, aclaranlo
S- un poco el tiempo se entahlaron anas coversasio-
~ ESCO era el vbento, agitadas is olas nes may animadas, ya sea, como se dice para ma-
del mar, tempestusos loa chubascos, tar el tiempo,.aenque e tiempo nos matei todos.
cuando in Bote de malsima construe- D. Domingo que era uno de los pasajeros algo
clon, despees de 2 hras dede su talida de ms inteligente se estaba entreteniendo con in
Coroal no habia todav:a remontado Punts lecture del Angelus" que habia rectbido t su

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salida de Corozal, mientras que D. Bartiloojca- j'cro por qu6 'Papa tenor derechlo? IPapa
Ia al misino tiempo al" Abogado Cristiann"mi- homnhrc, com, yo! j.porque Papa no trabacar?
rando i los grabados y procural do de entender Yo no Paniard Church, yo nada, yo dincro, sin
lo que ellas representahan. Ojalh, exclaib de dinero nada, yo trahacar y iancho dincro, bien,
repcntc D. Domingo, tcndr6mos una Exhibicion cuando dincro, helcr mucho, buscar muchachas
para cl Papa, y todos los Catblicos del mundo, honitas. .Yo no huscar Papa ni Church. Asi coi-
incluidos los de nucstra Coloni. estAn convida- test Mr. Bottle Yankee q(t estaba sentado (l o-
dos todos & contribuir. Verdadcramente dcbera bre tn barril de botellas fumando st pipa. Ani-
scr grand y superior A cualquicra otra quc se go V. esti dcmasiado metalizado para entenler
hayyt lado pucsto que contribuirfin i ella todas estas cosas, el homlrre animal, dice la Ihblia, no
las naciones de la tierra. aComo es eso?--dijo entiende las cosas qce pcrtenecen al espiritu, con-
nimieli;taimentt D. Hartblo Cathlico renegado, test con calnn D. Domingo.
(que cuando ia de Papa y de Catiilicos Ic entra- Yo no entiendo Bihlia, ni la leo,--lhj. Mr.
b,.w como caminlbires, ;.(ue es eso de Exhibicion Bottle, Biblia, libro de Padres, yo no Padre, yo
Uiiversal? trabacar, trahacar todo din, la noche lbcbr, di-
,Muy sencillo, amiguito, contest D. Domingo, vertirme.
El aiio pr6ximo ser- cl quincuag6simo aiio de Pero no me negark V. D. Domingo que cso
harder sido ordenado Sacerdote cl actual reinante del Papa es tuna farsa--dijo algo incbmodo D.
P)apa Leo XII'iL *os Catblicos que lo veneran Bart6lo. El Papa es un Ohispo como los dcmins,
como Padre quier'n darle una seiial de apr6cio decir que es el sucesor de San Pedro es mentira,
y anmor; y por esto preparan para el aiio pr6xi- pesto que la Hist6ria ha descuhierto at fin que
mo un sinnnmero de regalos, que expucstos pri- nu"ca San Pedro fu A Roma, mnaos que fut
mner, en locales y gencrales exhibicionec scrAn Obispo de ahi, 6 que murid en ea Capital.
presentados at Papa en el din de su aniversario.- Es muy facil cl negar, y hasta imnprudnte
Otro modo de sacar dliero--dijo D. Bartolo. cuando se niega tn hccho hiatbrico admitido sin
iIllasta cuando sercis tin hobos en dejaros en- la menor duda pot 8i siglon. Sc ncccsitaba todo
gainar por los Padres? 4Qub tittdlos ticne ese el descaro del presented siglo para empezar a po-
que Ilamais Papa dc ser hartado de dinero? uno ncr en duda on hcchl histrica confirmado por
es acaso un hombre como los demis? todos los escritores. Lo 4cor es eso que & la
Sdetfachatez de la negacion no sabcn dar argu-
I Dcspaclio amnigol io venga V. con inpcrti-
tlas segU n I costombre de vootros Ct6lics mento alguno, 6 si los dan, son tan ridiculous que
renegados. Es pr6pio del qu no ticne razon no merecen ninguna consideraclon. Digame
cmplear cl Insulto. Lo quc so intent presenter amigumto icomo prueha V. que San Pedro no
at Papa es un mero obsiquio perfectamente libre, estuvo en Roma?
que sus hijos le quieren hacer, may semejante I Oh que ea claro I nunca etuo en Roma to-
los que ban hecho en otras ocasiones los sdbditos dos-lo dicen, no nonca fU6 aIlk, contest descon-
fieles & sus Reyes, y si hay persona ~sagrda so- D
bre la tierra que merezes tod* clase de aten- tdo D. o.
clones es por cierto el Papa. Be contiarA.

Belize, December, 1886.

It hlas long hlcen mny desire to establish a private and Select School for nloy in
Belize, but so Imany dil icuilties have arisen, (and indeed still do presecnt.themwlves)
that the experiment has been repeatedly delayed.
However at last with the ample accommodation now at my disposal I am pre-
pared to make the venture, should a sufficient number of applications for admittance
warrant the stability of the undertaking.
The object is not so much to attempt a higher class education, though that may
ensue, as to secure select companionship for the sons of tholl who may i6 willing
:to avail themselves of the advantages now offered.-
The Management of the School will be in the hands of one of the'Fathers.
The Commencement Day will be January i7th 1887. The Sch ol will provide
two classes in the beginning, viz. a lower class for liovs anove to year, of ag;e. who
already can write and read easy sentences: an upper class for such as have passed
the Third Standard matter.
A Preparatory School to the designed is already open at the Convent.
The School matter will comprise the'subjects usually proposed for good Eng-
lish education, for instance the following, subject to extension.
English.-Reading, Writing, Grammar and Composition.
SSpanish.- ditto.
Arithmetic.-The four Rules, Interest, Practice and Fractions, with. the ele-
ments of Georhetry.
Geography.-Physical, Political and Astronomical.
S history of England.
SPrinciples of Natural Philosophy, and the practical acquaintance with the scien-
* tiic applancesht every day life. Telegraphy, Railroad, Ocean engines &c. and
SClass hours will be from lo to 12 a. m. and from t to 3 p. m.
Terms $2 per month for the lower class.
$ per month for the higher, payable In advance.
Books and other necesaries must be provided at expense of the pupil.

For the resent, Latin and Book-keeping will be taught as Extras, at terms of
$ respectively.

Yours respectfully,

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Belize, December, 1886.
The Sisters of Mercy, who during four years have conducted a College for
/young ladies in this city of Belize, have now much pleasure in announcing to the
Public that a new building, which by general consent is the finest in the city, has been
erected for the accommodation of their pupils.
.. Its position close to the sea and the spaciousness of its class rooms &c. tender
S the College in every way most healthy. It is capable of receiving 24 Boarders and
'8o Day-Scholars.
S: The Excellence and range-f the teaching provided may be gathered from the
Public Exhibitions given at the end of each year.
'* TERMS- .-.--. --- -
S BOARDERS. $300 payable half early in advance.
DAY-SCHOLARS. $5 pet m nth in advance. )
.Besde* the course of Instruction proper to a High School, Incl6ding plain
needlework and the simpler kinds of Fancy work, the following items are Extras at
terms of $5 per month.
Mustc, Piano or Guitar.
FLO6WIR-MAKING, Wax Fruits and Flowers, Silk, Chenille and Gold embroidery.
9. 3o a. m. to 2. 30 p. m. A balfhour's Recess at noon.
Extras are taught from 4 to 6 p. m. and on Saturdays between so and ma a. m.
For further particulars apply to the Mother Superior it the Convent, bd(teen
8 and 9 a. m. and 4 and 6 p. m. ,


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St. Charles College,
Grand Coteau,
St. Landary Parish, Louisiana.

This College, incorp-rated in 1852, is most
favorhly'situated on the Alexandria, Branch of
the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad,
twelvegmiles from Vermillionville, and affords
the tcat advantages for classical and commercial
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Medical Fee.. .... .. .. .... .. o
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For further particulars apply to
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Colegio de San Carlos,
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Matricua (pagadera una sola ve) .... $ 1o
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1. Se pagar pot adelantado cada primers
mrtd del ailo.
2. No se harl deduction alguna por razon de
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3. 61 adelantarA segun Is cantldad depo-
4 El Co^lego proporlonark libros, rcado
pwe escritr y dembs que ne1ei 8ten los
mno, i costa de sus padres.
Pars demb nlfonmes s paede acudir a los RR
adres do Bll.


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Corespondence Solicited.
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Asylum and Gaol.


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i onvento de Nuestra Senora de as.Mercedes,'

Belize, British Honduras,
Las llertnmais ESCUELA ESI'ECIAL en Belize para las Sefioritas. .:. ::.
El curso del Instituto comprende Leer y Escribir correctamente el Ingls, y
, YJ:1TAM i todousle demis ratmo queconipletatn i Ediicaik.I tgleta."i :i*. ;, ; "
El Francis, el Dihtjo Elemental, la Costura y el Bordado imllple serin
ensefiadus a petition de los Padres de Famalia,

"; "El PagEoes $5., or Mes;
P or iI Mi6slca--Piann b Gatitarra, otros $5 ha Mes. ,S hira una rebaja en
Savor de las Niftas que asistan & la escuela.
I1amblen se ha abierto un Colegii de Internas par las Seoitritan que tquieren
Suna Educacion Esmrada, vivienduo citeaeteamete bajo I 4ireccidn de Ins
em. ,.fan s. '
S La Pension para estas.sera de $150 cada Seis Meses.
i Tdo pagoe .se hace pr. adelantado." --
S Po mras pstnenorte tc puede hablar con ia"Madre Superira.
Convent de Sla. Cdalalinar Belize.

Conventof Our. Lady of Mercy, eize
A SELECT SCHOOL for'young'ladies as ~ en open bytel
this establishment.
.': a wr',prench is taught throughout all the ,Classes, ifdesd; Also elementaryy,
t-.; Draig, Plain Work~anid'the simpler kinds of'Fancy Work.'

S .: Terms--$5 per Month.
S i- -. .~fXS--Muteii Pbnd or'Guitar, $5'per Month. :A rditctlon is made.
in fade t of Chldren attending the Schools. All pnymennts to be made
S' In adva c. ...
..' ade, $306 S ye t, payable half yearly inidvance.
For particulars affly to Ike Reverend .uperior,Wh i k ,e oiir.."'

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2nd. month. February 1887.
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Sun" 8. at 6:32. Changes J s..F u l "
5. at 6.28. n. i. Last Quarter.
rises. at 6.25. -oon. Ful New Moon.
~: ~ .. Moon New Moon.

I T $. Ignatius, B.M. S. Bright, V. 15 T SS Faustinus'and Jovita, MM.
2 W Purification B.V.M. 6 W S. Finan, B.
3 Th S. Laurence, B.C. '1 Th S. Finad, Ab.
4 F S. Andrew Corsini, B. 8 F S. Simeon, B.M. Passionof OurLord.
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5 Su. Septuageslma, S. Titus, B. so Su. Qunquageslma. S. Mildred, V.
7 M S. Romnnld, Ab. sr M SS. Verulus, &c., M.M.
8 T S. Johnof Maths, C. ;' T Shrove Tues. S. P. Chair at Antloc.
S9 W S. Cyril of Alexandria, B.D. 23 W Ash Wed. S. Peter Damian, B.D. ,
to Th S. Scholastic, V.. 4 Th S. Matthias, Ap. M.
as F S. Gilbert, Ab. s2 F S. Felix Ill., P. Crown of Thornl.:
Is S S. Bennet Biscop, Ab. 26 S S. Ethelbert, K.
.3 Su. Sexagesima. S. Gregory I., SU. t of Lent, S. Leader, B.S. Margar-
14 M S. Valentine, M. [P.S.Kgrn. 8 M S. Oswald, B. [et of Cortona.

Tuesday 8 '. Thursday 3
-Thursday 17 Tuesday 15, .
Thursday .. '

l.. Candles blessed before~ Mass atl.7 *; Leo XIII .lctid on t8 8.
a. mti s -, Ashes Imposed before Mass a. m.
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Now-aday Sags, .. .. Page 23 ThelateCardinatFranzelinS.J.Page 34
San Pedro en Roma, .. 26 Noticias Cat6lic .. .. 35
A visit to Anglican Churches, 28 A Diving Boat, .. .. 36
La Maledicencia,,. .. .. 31

C L O NY NOTES, satisfy their devotion, and that withhiswholehcart
he would at once bestow upon them his blessing.
He then blessed the kneeling multitude, and
IS Grace, Monsignor Francis Xavier afterwards withdrawing to the handsome Select
I Leray, Archbishop of New Orleans. School-room, spoke a.few words of practical and
at the reiterated request of Father fatherly advice to the Catholic Association, who
i o DiPietro, arrived n Belize, by the had assembled there. He next paid a visit to the
City of Dallas" on Thursday, January 27th. sick-room of Father DiPietro. His Grace and his
'Father Henry Gillet S. J. i place of Father Chaplain Father Roussel are the guests of His
DiPictro, who was laid up by a sudden and Honour the Administrator.
severe attack of sickness, boarded the Steamer as
soon as she came-to anchor, at about 2. 30 p. m The stay of His Grace amongst us will neces-
accompanied by the President of the Catholic sarily be ;vcry shoiti owing to a meeting of his
Association, C. Melhado Esq. and the Treasur- suffi~nans, which is fixed for the end of Febuary
'er,,'J. J. Richard Esq. and the Administrator's
daid-de-camp Lient Blackden. Father Molina t which e must be psent. He leaves us on
S. J. and J. Rosado Esq. -with the members of Thuisday Feb. 3rd. -
the Association were waiting him at the Court On Wednesday the and Inst. at 4 p. m. He
HIouse wharf, where an immense crowd had as- will bless the New Convent of the Sisters of
'sembled. The Church bells had already an-
nounced'to the citf His Grace's arrival, and long Mercy, who, being a colony of his own flock,re
before'His Grace drove down to the Church, peculiar objects of his interest. To this function
Sthe sacred'edifice was filled to its uttermost. As a general invitation is extended to all citizens of
-he drew.near the Spanish Band burst forth in a Belize.
:.p on of triumph, and Father C. Gillet was ready
with the Altar boys at the Church door to receive
rHis Grace.
On Sunday, at 9. 30 one.of the finest religious
After the usual ceremony of reception, His services ever beheld in Belize took place. This
Grace addressed the people, assuring them of was what in the Catholic Church is called Pon-
his surprise and pleasure at the hearty welcome tieal High Maas, f Mass sung by a Bishop with
{they had prepared for' him, that he thoroughly the pomp ad surroudigs of a ceiail
appreciated their desire to see a Bishop of the the pomp and urround'ig~ of an Eclesias
Ca.holic Church. so rare an event in the history of Court. The Chutir of the most Holy Redeemer
the colony, that he would lie pleased to be at wasoverflowIngi inthe'rownearesttheSanctuary
i. her service: i :any way by. which he could knelt those of the Catholic Association, who wer7


not on duty in other parts of the Church. This As-
sociation won the particular attentionof His Grace
for, being composed of the highest and the best of
the Congregation, it became to him us it were, a
guard of honour and representative body of the
Church in Belize. The choir had been reinforced
by the kindly proffered services of.Mr. Krug,
whose admirable artistic talent is too well known
to need comment. Il:played. Gounod's Ave

The Spanish Band also sent a contingent and.
the choir itself counted present all its members.
The Mass selected was Peter's, and we gladly
record .t~- excellent execution of both morning
and evening services..

At 9. 30 the Archbishop was escorted by his
assistant Priests and double file of Louisains front
the Presbytery round to the main doorway of the
Church, and on through the dense mass of people
to the Sanctuary. Master J. Rosado was train
bearer. -The Band, supported by the Organ,
played a March, as the procession moved
up the aisle. Having knelt In prayer for a few
moments before the altar, His Grace passed to
thethrone, and here began the beautiful ceremony
of solemn vesting. When at last, clad in full
Pontificals, crowned with the mitre and bearing
in his right hand the Crozier, His Grace descend-
ed from the throne and advanced to the centre of
the Altar, he looked every inch a Prince of the
Church. With a fine and venerable presence,
Smelodious voice and easy flow of language, he
is well fitted to display the great powers of his
gifted mind in the exalted station he holds.
Whilst assembled at the foot of the altar. anfd
engaged in saying the Psalm, Judica me, Dens,
the group in the Sanctuary were the object of
Mr. 'Agairre's photographic lenses. We are
happy to say that one view was successfuL.,

Mr. Aguirre again during the Credo, took
the Archbishop and his entourage when at the
It is not possible'to describe in detail the splen-
did function, but we are safe in putting on paper
what- we heard from every quarter, that the
ceremony was a delightful one to be present
at in every sense of the word. Not only those of
the fold, but those from without, of whom there
were very many in the Church, expressed their
pleasure at witnessing for the first time in their
lives this noble function. None the less pleased
was His Grace himself, who again and again
afterwards expressed his consolation and grati-
tude at the silent respect of the vast number who
were present.
The time usually taken by a solemn Mass is
generally so long that it has become a practice
to omit the sermon, except on very special occa-
sions, and considering the great age and present
infirmity of His Grace, it was out of the question
to ask him to preach, fasting too as he was. "
After Mass His Grace was entertained at lunch
byRev..F. DiPictro, and Ilis Honour the Ad-
ministrator, with a few of the principal gentle-
mecnof the Congregation sat down with him.
At 4 o'clock the various Associstions establish'
ed amongst the Catholics. including a contingent
of the Stann Creek Branch of the Catholic Asso-."
ciation and some ladies from that well lnown *'
watering-place, had assembled in the Hall,' and '
in turn were presented to the Archbishop by.
Rev. F. DiPietro. 'C. Melhado Esq. President
of the Catholic Association read the first address
and presented the illustrious visitor with a hand-
some Photograph of the. present. members,
(group by Aguirre, to x to). Next came the .
Stann Creek Branch,.who unfortunately used the


SEnglish language to express their, welcome.
SLater on in the day however His Grace had the
Kindness to receive a petition in the racy Carib
Tongue which interested him much and seemed
to awake in him a desire to visit the peaceful
village of this hardy people.
The Louisians followed, the Vice President,
William Price reading the address. Unfortunate-
ly, they had sat to Mr. Aguirre too late to be able
there and then to present the very pretty group,
which he had successfully taken of them. They
promised however to offer it to His Grace be-
fore his departure.
The Sisters of the Rosary, too strong, then
came forward under their Pesident Miss Ward-
. law, who read the address and presented a hand-
Ssome photograph of Government House, a plea-
sant memorial of His Grace's residence amongst
us. Lastly the Children of Mary presented an-
other photograph, 'representing a section of the
Canal, with prisoners at work. Miss Philomena
SZufiiga read the address.
The addresses being concluded Rev. F.
DiPietro came forward and in characteristic lan-
guage expressed his own pleasure and that of
those committed to pis care, at the visit of Mon-
signor Leray, and begged his Grace's blessing on
those present and on the entire flock.

His Grace then arose and assured them that
:he was much moved and pleased by the sight
before him. He thanked them for their addresses,
and laid particular stress on the value of Associa-
tions, In which each one was a support and en-
couragement to his neighbor. The Priests casti
not be everywhere and do everything, and by
these Societies the laity cooperate usefully foI
good; *Neither He nor they had any but th

kindliest feelings for those outside the fold, but
it was well for Catholics to let them see what
was going on in the Church; what union and
mutual assistance in it flourished, and were
here so vigorous as to overflow into the lesser
towns. "Be true to your religion", hesaid "and
you will prove honest men and pure women.
Undoubtedly if a man is true to God and to his
religion, he will be true to others, to his family,
to-his fellow citizens, and merit the esteem of
those around him, whilst God's blessing must
assuredly follow in time and in the long eternity."
And he impressed on them that by associations
much solid help to this steadiness and loyalty to
both divine and human obligations was to be

He had already blessed each Confraternity in
particular, now he would bless them all with
sincere pleasure and hope for their spiritual wel-

It would have been a day of complete satisfac-
tion had His Grace been able to preach at the
evening service, but taking into account his great
age, the heavy work he had already gone
through, and the constant fatigue arising from the
Rheumatism that still somewhat cripples him, this
pleasure had to be foregone. The preacher of
the night briefly explained the structure of the
Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, that the peculiar office
of an Archbishop in the Church might be under-
stood'by Catholics, deprived for so many years
of the presence of any Prelate.

The Sermon was followed by solemn Bene-
diction of. the Blessed Sacrament, which His
Grace gave, -thus bringing to a close a day that
will never fade from the minds of those who
witnessed it.

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-: :-.
N ancient days there were seven wise
S'eni, and nowadays we rarely hear of
'M____, one bcing honoured with that signi-
fic:at title.
Whether that be frofnn anl itimate sense, which
mankind possscsses of the meaning of the epithet
and of its grave importance, and that none have
latterly attained to the distinction, or whether,
depreciating the term, men contemptuously re-
ject it in favour of modern appellations, of Pro-
fessor, Philosopher and Doctor we won't venture
to say. We believe however that both these
suppositions are true, and that the immortal dis-
tinction of "wise" is rarely merited, and also
that moderns scorn it, not exactly because they
undervalue it. but because they are unwillingly
conscious of their inability to.acquire it.

Nevertheless, with the humiliating fact admit-
ted, we are daily and hourly bored, whether in
railways or steam boats, in club room and social
gathering, with a class of persons, whose extent
of knowledge is really so sparse that with one
prick of inquiry it is reduced to a minimum just as
the inflated sphere of a soap bubble is condensed
to.a drop of essential water. We have no desire
to appear hypercritical, nor to take our stand
on an old trunk and croak out our lamentations
on the decay of human greatness, but we have a
notion that by placing the truly wise side by side
with the bloated littleness of daily life, we shall
understand better how to discriminate between
true and sham learning,--between the unalloyed
and the base, and to despise these light empty
bubbles which are carried hither and thither by
each prevailing current of opinion.-

True learning, and more so, true wisdom is
modest, stable, exact--conaistent and conseaqulcil,
whereas the "glorious" pedaintry of the nine-
teenth century is absolutely as variable as the
ever nutaluilec wcather-vanc, and vainglorious
alod shallow.
It was precisely by xchihiiting those ssCtitil
characteristics just mentioned that the wise men
of old acquired for themselves their illustrious title
to enduring fame, whereas the ephemeral authors
of this century like the painted butterfly charm
the thoughtless, and lose all'their glury when
their short spell of notoriety is run.
Look, Dear reader, at the sage of old and com-
pare with him an) of the popular luminaries of
to-day and the contrast is vivid.
The wise man of old directed his thoughts and
his labours to truth, without bias to party or to
opinion.-His aim was not to divert the course
of events to support his theory, but he shaped
his theory by approved facts. He did not construe
motives from his preconceived impressions, hut
he judged by the results, what were the causes
of the act. And now-a-days? It appears strange
hut still not less sure that a reverse principle
rules the essays of so many who. by the facilities
at their disposal, have flooded the world with
The sage of old was not an echo of others'
thoughts, except in as much as those thoughts
were attested evidences of fact, but he spoke
what he knew, and after assimilating acquired
information to his own studied ideas, he was able
to leave his formulated wisdom as a legacy to
eager disciples.
SHad he been merely an original genius there
would not have been much merit, but rather
admiration, but what won him his high renown
and distinguished him from others was, that after
learning from a master, he had weighed what he
had learned, appreciated the true contents, and
then. when practically matured, exhibited the


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fruits of his investigation to an amazed school
The restilt and test of his wisdom is as pate
lnow as it was remarkable then. His studies at
conclusions have become infallible axioms wi
the learned men of to-day, though they may I
far beyond the meagre ken of most of our mode
so-called Philosophers. A citation from a sag(
writings is equivalent to a verdict and has me
weight in deciding difficulties than a tome
vcrbage. When we read his succinct definition
we recognize the perfect realization of the id
or the act that lie describes, and any addition
words onl; diminishes, at least certainly does i
increase, the clearness of the expression.
Eliminating from ite contrast those pucrilit
and frivolities which all men are heir to by th
baser nature, the sage's conversations, as tli
have come down to us, are enlivened by sayii
which are pregnant with wit and stand as truis
in the classic work of our language, and his r
)pet for the divinity was never disguised ce
when he relaxed the rigour of his philosophy.
Inf ine the sage of old, unfortunately excl
ed by time from a more than possible acquid
tance with divine revelation, was a man in
True conception of a man-a rational being.
We cannot think that our modern self-sty
Philosopher will dare to bear the comparison
any one point nor do we intend to make it. ]
much as he may think himself endowed v
knowledge and intellectual acumen, he is for
to acknowledge himself hut a pigmy beside
Stalwart giant. And this we venture to ass
not perhaps in regard to actual acquaintance v
knowable things, for this is a boon of circi
statnces, but assuredly li the phthloophical Int
acy with nature, and if we consider the rela
means for acquiring knowledge we are for
to give the palm of merit to the men of old, e
for general information.
But, dear reader, it is not this class of phil
pher with whom we wish to deal nor with tl
*' -ho devote their better thoughts to serioutra

of c:ation, and as far as their prejudiced mind roi
seek truth, labour diligently to find it, but rather
nt with that class whose conceit is so contemptille,
id that they presume to teach their betters, and
th deem themselves after five years tf loose applien-
hce tion at a common school and subsequent course
rn of novel reading, compete t to start up to dog-
;'s niatize to men who have laboured into their
,re gray hairs, whose great forte is to deny what their
of poor untutored brain cannot understand, and
ns whose pride is to air some fantastic theoryof an
ea immoral book-whose foible is to allow a 'nrn
of and deny n miracle; and who invariably main-
lot tain that they arc a defenders of Darwin.
It is somewhere written that God despises the
'cs proud poor and we may add contemns the con-
eir cited Ignoramus. For as the proud poorglirics
"ey in borrowed clothing and takes airs that are IK-
'gs coming his betters, so the conceited ignoranus
ms assumes a position for which he is utterly un-
Cs- qualified.
What would you think of a man who discours-
,u ed to you on Greek and had never studied it, or
in- on medicine and had never passed an hour in the
the professional career or on astronomy and did know
where the pole star was, and whose stock of
knowledge was limited to a few hazy notions,
led gathered out of a sixpenny romance wherein he
'i had happened to find some allusion to those
For snujects?
ced There is a sort of irritable sensation runs
e a through a man when in company of these ni e-
ert, teenth century wise-acres, because there is no
with choice left but to examine them and thus put
m.- them to shame, or consent to their vagaries atd
im- leave them to their conceits.
tive But what do they not know? The abstruse
ced calculations of astronomers are r.o puzzle to them
vetn except to give-the meaning of hieroglyphics is
easy after having had. them interpreted; The
oso- currents of the ocean as well as the currents
lose of electricity present no ohtacle ti their glihb
>pli' ness except to explain-all are as talurl as

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that they have fingers aid toes, while that tlheie thle I'ope. They shudder and cven pult on it
should be salt in the sea is no more strange than air of searching expression of doubt if you pre-
that there is sweetness in sugar. Science, Sir!- tend to dishblieve in tile Inquisitioi and yet, n ,
Science!" is their proud stand-by, or "that is the inquiry, they know no more about Galilco than
present opinion" is their refuge, and .with these they do about the Inquisition, and no more aliut
empty dicta they pretend to satisfy an honest the Inquisition than anhoit St. Ilirtlhleinew's day
qery'. or the Sinithlicld tires, and no more about ihe
But science is nowhere compared to history in' latter than nlmut the man in the moon. In short
the repertorv of these slall,.v. wise. Cain killed they are familiar with the romantic, penny a
Abel with at razor or something like it and then line-novel-style, tract-lypestory of gullihles, and
put his heart into glass jar to kep-Noah's ark believe them -ll the more implicitly the more
never floated-P'haroah's army walked over a absurd they are.
m ad bank-Troy was a fanciful imagination Yet these arc the menl who virtually form the
o( Homer. The lost Atlantis is the old world and tone of the coinmuiity in which they move.
the latest frna d is the true Ilible. They invariably preface their platitudes with cu-
So they talk and so they believe-poor fools! ,Ingistic encomilums onl modern advancement and
t" t with d<,lainful contempt of by-gone days, and
But to crown all, in a sort of sarcastic irony with supreme self-satisfctiocondemn to bli
tcS rci al cl.s iroily-e al ,, with supreme self-satisfaction condemto nhili.
tlese irrational heings believe all the oldest vion what their own incompetent brains are un--
stories of historical caiunmny which are the best comprehend.
food for Romance, and because they have never 1Vould our readers care to assure themselves
learned how often thcy hIave 1'een refuted.
Sh that we do not overstep our estimate, we would
The very accustionI against the early Christians recommend them honestly to observe, and where
actually used by the pagans in the Apostles'days they detect the dogmatic nineteenth century
and later are as seriously related as if they were to display itself, happy with moderation the
facts of yesterday. All the traditional slanders destroying anatomy of inquiry.
against the poor papist are as credibly swallow-
ed and as seriously related as if they had never The result cannot he otherwise than as we re-
been refuted ; and if you have the audacity to present And why? Though men have occasions,
imply that the scavenger's daughter-the thumh more abundant now than heretofore, for acquir-
acrew-the rack and other such horrors were ap- ing true knowledge, they do not use them, hut
plied to torment Cathoic Priests, and were not lrink in the tickling chapters of a romance and
trophies of the Spanish armada, they turn away the envenomed pages of eloquent discourse rather
disgusted "at the ignorance of the people." than masticate the stern facts which ought to
leaven truth. No longer doc the old adage I
Nay-even the eating of bahicl anm the wor- fear a man of one hook" hold honour, hut he
shipping of jack-ass heads by papists are us much who can pretend to read and understand after a
articles of faith with some of them as the exis- cursory perusal, what learned authors have spent
tence of a supreme being, years to compile, is dubbed a well read man,
These suppositions, dear readers, absurd as though he has imbibed but little of the lore.
they may appear are not at all fictitious, but the The wise men of old left us a saying "Do
most flagrant are real pictures of the aberrations well whatever you do" but this is too slow a
by which these wiseacres have been affected, method for this generation, whose motto is "Try
They talk of Galileo with uplifted eyes and to know something of everything though you
praise the Lord that they are out of the grip of know nothing of any."

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It may appear a little discourtious to readers
to animadver so sternly, but we have no other
aim than dispassionately to direct readers to a
thoughtful application of those faculties with
which an all wise Creator has endowed them,
and to instil a serious and thoughtful turn, to
restrain a warped credulity, so that instead of
seeking whateversatisfies ourdisordered appetites
and prejudiced brains we rather select what may
stimulate healthy study and lead to truthful con-
Were this system pursued there would be little
room left for those servile scribblers who look
inore to:the sale of their volumes than the bene-
fit of those to whom they pander.

San Pedro en Roma.
"Y como probar V. San Pedro en Roma? mi
no saber esto, pero sin probar no creer,-dijo
el Yankee.
Las pruebas en favor de la permanencia en
Roma son tan firmes, que tendrlamos que negar
toda la hist6ria si no quisiaramos admitir esto.
Por supuesto los hechos hist6ricos no se prueban
con la Biblia ni con arguments racionales.
Los documents de escritos contemporineos, los
monumentos arqueol6gicos, la tradition no inter-
rumpida son lo.s dnicos arguments sblidos que
pueden probarla existenciade un hecho hist6rico.
Ahora bien, todos ellos hablan tan altamente
de la permanencla de San Pedro en Roma por
25 afios hasts su muerte, que'solamente los
nEcios 6 lqs que no quieren entender, pueden
dudar de ello.
: O, lhl no me able de tradition, yo no adhmito
,ma qtie la Bblia, todo lo que in esti en la BI.
b li, o o creo, dijo orgull.samente D. Bartblo.

Asi es que V. no cree en John Wesley, en
Lutero, Calvino, &., porque no estan en aI B-.
blia, ni en la Rcforma ni en la existencia de Yu-
catan, Inglaterra, 6 de Europa porque no estin
en la Biblia. (No vi V. que eso es ridiculo,?
y que la Biblia no puede hablar de todo, y mi-
nos de los hechos posteriores h su publication.
Pues bien la ida de San Pedro a Roma, su per-
manencia en ella, y su muerte son hechos pos-
teriores, y si los actos Apost6licos nos dan los
permenores de los primeros afios de la vida de
San Pablo, callando de los demis Ap6stoles, es
porque San Lucas autor de ellos sigui6 i San
Pablo y nada supo de los demis.
Sin embargo, a pesar de que la Bll,lia no hahll
de la Historia de la Iglesia primiih a teinemos
otros argunmentos tan firmes que se tendrian que
negar todos los hechos hist6ricos si quisi'ramos
dudar un moment de ellos.
Muy bien, Seiior; V. hablar como shbio" tam-
pocot Washington esti en la Biblia, y nosotros
Americanos career en su valor: pues veamcs qte
decir Histbria, dijo Mr. Bottle.
IOhl no, 6 Biblia b nada,--dijo D. Bartdlu
algo inc6modo.
V. hablar tonto, V. no entender, yo nada, so-
1o razon, y veo que D. Domingo tener nmcha
razon, pues callar y escuchar.
Un hecho histdrico segun la sana critical, dijo
con mucho sosifgo D. Domingo, queda enters-
mente prohado cuando los escritores contempo-
rineos hablan de 61, cuando por siglos tras siglos
nunca fu6 contradecido, y cuando los monumen-
tos antiguos, esto es Is arqueologla lo comfirma.
Asl tomando un hecho histbrico cqttemporaneo
en question, nadie duda de la existencia en Roma
de los Emperadores Romanos, C. Augusto 1'
Tiberio porque Tkcito, Jos~, Hebreo y del


escritores de la epoca halbiln die el, y porque a ina11n el misino hecho, los reIsts del iismo Santo
cada paso en Roma se encuentran nonumentos en cuva vcneracion Constantino primcro le levali-
6 iscripcionesdedicados i esos dos Empcradores. t6 la Basilica del Vaticatno y ue por contribu-
Y porque la Biblia habla de ellos, dijo triun- cion de todo el mundo sc fue sicmpre enrilqu.-
fante D. Bartblo. cicldo mas y restairaudo; los Catilogos de to-
Y dale con Billjp V. no enti;ide Scfiior, ldeje t", los ''pams, eacalbczadls todos con cl de San
hahllai much gusto tcngo en oirke, dijo Mr. Pedlro. Los prinerto Concilios que profe-ani
Bottle. ln inisma verdlad, la creicia universal de mlirar
Si nla Biilia halla de ellos s cs com1o (d paso, yRoia con e ccntro del Catwlicismo en lugar
Inada supiramos de sus hist6rins, si ttviranmos i Jerusalen 6 Antio1la done San Pedro fuL

(qe sacarlas de la Uiblia, aqui estanios en otra
cucstion y haga el favor de no interrunpinmec-
lijocoo calma D. Domingo. Pucs bien el heclho
de in ida de San P'(ero en Roma, sa perlnatlen-
cia en ella por z5 afios y su glorioso iartirio en
la Capital del mundo Pagano queda confirmado
por esos argmmentos.
Los escritores del primer siglo son Sail Igna-
cio Obispo de Antioquia sucesor de San Pedro,
Phpias discipulo de San Juan Evangclista, Irinco
de Lion que vivi6 en Ins tiempos Apost6licos,
Dionisio de Corinto Tertnliano, Origenes, todos
de los tiempos apost6licos 6 muy prbximos it
ellos. Ahora bien consulate sus escritos si V.
sahe leer Griego 6 Latin y encontrara hablan de
In residencia de San Pedro en Roma. A estos
sucede Eusebio, primer historiador Eclesiastico
que escribi6 en cl tercer siglo, y que nos di In
historic de los princros Papas empezando por
San Pedro; siguen San Gerbonimo, Lozome-
nos, San Agustin, Prud6ncio, San Cipriano,
San Prbspero, S.Irineo, Pablo Horhcio &c., &c.
y despues ura no interrumpida s6rie do escrito-
res, y hasta Calvino y sus correligionarios habla-
ron explicit 6 tacitamerite de la presencia de S.
Pedro en Roma. Si i esto se afiade el' innhmero
de recuerdos que existen en Roma, ya scan de
monumientos, 6 bien de inscripcionesaque consig-

Ohispo por confceion de lus mismnos adversaries.
I No sc necesita todo lc descaro del present siglu
parn near un hecho hist6rico tan univcrsahlmiete
reconocido por verdadelro?
Nada de extraio Seiior, si cuando despues de
haber crcido todo el tmundo que cl sol sc moving,
por fin vino un sabio i demostrar lo contrario,
dijo con importAncia D. Bartolo.
Es muy diferente cl caso mni amigo, y si V.
supidra de L6gica, Ie diria aego porlutem riiego"
la comnparacion, y esto por dos motives, primcro;
porqne los hechos hist6ricos ticnen mns firinza
cuando estin confirniados por los escritores con.
temporhncos que cuando'me desmienten po-es-
critores que aparecen despucs de tS siglos, mien-
tras que las hip6tcsis en astronoomn se van con
finnando i media quc crece la ciencia, seguin-
do; porque Galileo presentando su nuevo sistema
to corrobor6 con arguments may s6lidos, y los
que niegan la existencia de San Pedro en Roma.
no tienen ninguno pars destruir el sinnkmero
que ticnel los que sostienen la seutencia con-
Esto es lo que dice V. dijo D. Bart61o, pero
el silencio de in BIblia, el no poderse fijar exac-
tamnnte la 6poca coando fu6 a Roma, el no ha-
cer mencion San Pablo en Is epistola A los Ro-
nianos de San Pedro, y el no poderse combiiir

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u existencia en Roma cuando lo vemos en Jeru- aY porque no menciona k San Juan escribien-
salen, en Antioquia, &c. son por seguro fuertes do a los de Ef6so, b d San Jaime en la carta a
rgmentos porlos cuales los critics modernos se los IIebreos? jdirk V. tambien que nunca San
han determinado en ncgar el hccho hist6rico. Juan estuv6 en Eflso, bSan Jaimeen Jerusalen?
iMagnificol dijo con desden D. Domingo, Las aparentes contradicciones hist6ricas por
ly le parece que esas razones tan frlvolas pueden las cuales no se entiende como San Pedro estan.
destruir un hecho hist6rico tan sblidamente coin- do en Roma, pudo star present a unos concilios
probado? No hablo de la Biblia porque ya Ie de Jerusalen, & quedar'an aclaradas leycndo con
contest6 sobre el particular, solo me limitar6 a atencion la historic de San Pedro, la cual bien
los otros tres argunentos. Si los historiadores se la puedo dar en pocas palahras.
no combinan en fijar la ipoca de su ida a Roma, Seniores, dijo el Yankee;venir gran chuhbsco,
sin embargo todos convienen en el hecho, y como dejar San Pedro en Roma y A todos los santos,
la Cronologia de esa 6poca es tan obscura no se y buscar shngos que la Iluvia yn star aqul,_
ha podido fijar la fecha de su entrada en Roma.
Pero cree V. que esQ desmiente el hecho? Asi teranin6 por el moment la ccantion, que-
Cuantas veces no se acordark V. del dia en que ndo D. art6o convenido, como siepre co
hizo tal b cual viaje? idiri por ello que V. nun- hacen los Icios, que habia derrotado pr com*
ca lo hizo? Tambien es dudosa la ep6ca del pleto 1 D. Domingo.
nacimiento de N. Seior, lquerri V. tambien
. near su venida porque las Cronologias no estAn A A. Visit to Anglican Churches.
de acorde entire si ?
Menos importancia tiene su tercer argument, Tablet Dec. i 886.
Tablet Dec. I 1886.
cuando nos dice que el no mencionar San Pablo
en sn epistola i los Romanos el nombre de San f iC appropriateness of the following
Pedro, significa que no estuvo alli. I'l resume can scarcely require any apo-
Ha escrito V. alguna yez cartas a Belize, es- I logy for its appearance in these
tando de Gobernador el Senior Goldsworthy? columns. By it we see that at this very day, the
puede ser. 'Pues bienl jQu diria V. si algun very doctrines so energetically denounced as
mentecato leyendo muchos afios despues su carts Popish errors-by one Anglican. Clergyman in
.s le occurritra el negar que dicho Sefior jams Belize, are being preached and practised by
fu4 Goblertardor de Belize por la sola razon que other Anglican Clergyman in England. There
en su carta no se hace mencion de ellot is no occasion to assist an honest mind in draw-
Muy bien Selior, cuando yo escribir to New ing an inference.
Yotk nunca saludar Presidente y sin embargo "On Sunday, November 18th I happened to
Presidente klli. find myself at Brighton, and took the opportunity
Perokk- _- rL .

a an- a o
que menclonarle? to visit some of the Tracterian Churc
8* Bart61o. ing assisted at an early Mass in the old Church


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of St. John the Baptist, Bristol Road, I proceed- people and commenced the Creed. During the :.
cd to St. Bartholomew's. The morning service, offcrtory incense was freely used, and both tihe
which I decided to attend, and which is desig- table and the Ministers were censed, whilst aco- .
natcd on the notice board as High Celebration, lytes flitted to and fro, assiduously imitating
hut spoken of by the initiated of the "inner every movement they see made in Catholic '
circle" of Ritualists as "High Mass", was sn- Churches. The preacher, who, I was afterwards '
nounced for to. 30. I propose to desceihe ex- informed, was "Fltker Black," one of the self.,
actly what I saw and heard. On reaching the styled Monks of Mr. Benson's establishment at
Church about t o'clock, I found the nave filled Oxford, told the congregation to adore the ele-
by a congregation of some five or six hundred ments on the Altar, actually speaking oif the
persons, the large majority of whom were wo- brad as the "' Hst," and implored his hearers
men of eminent respectability and many school never to leave the Church until the Sncrvfe was .
children, and was shown a seat by a verger attir- completed, saying, that the moment the words of
ed in cassock, who. objected to my standing in consecration were pronounced i t wa no lonfar
the back-ground, as the Vicar did not like it. b,'ed bui the very Bul!l of Our Lord &r.
The reading of the Gospel was just concluding The Service proceeded exactly like a High '
at the Communion table, and at its close a cleric, Mass, the celebrant not even pausing for the
attired in cassock, short surplice and violet stole, chance of any communicants coming to present .
ascended the pulpit and read a number of notices, themselves, though he used the usual words: ;.

amongst which was "your prayers are requested
for the repose of the souls of the following".
Having finished the list of those to he prayed
for, he left the pulpit............. The offici-
ating clergy, three in number, wore vestments,
the celebrant a violet chasuble, stole and mani-
ple; the deacon and sub-deacon, in albs with
girdles, remained seated in the sedilia during the
sermon. the Communion table, gorgeously
apparelled, was raised on some twelve steps and
made to look as much as possible like a Catholic
Altar, with six lighted candles and a crucifix up-, and seven pendant lamps before it, whilst
in the centre was an arrangement made to re-
semble as closely as could be the tabernacle for
the Blessed Sacrament in the Catholic Churches.
The sermon being ended the three Clergymen
advanced to the Communion-table and took tip
their places in the centre with their backs to the

"Draw near with Faith, and take this holy .Sa-.:
crament to your comfort." Now the Anglican /
Prayer-book distinctly states that there shall he ".:
no communion unless two or three at least com-. ,
municate with the priest; consequently this
service was illegal. The Prayer-book also asserts
that the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is not-.
to be "carried about, lifted up, or scormhipped,"
and yet the Celebrant, as soon as he pronounced
the words of consecration, made three genufle
fions, and distinctly eleatted the bread above his .
head, exactly as a priest does in the Holy Sacri-
flee of the Mass, whilst a bell tolled three times,
To an uninitiated person, or indeed ordinary.
Protestant, the whole service might have been
taken for a Catholic Mass, for it was only at in. .
tervals that I could detect that English was the ,
language used. The ablttions of wine and wat, r '
were carefully performed, and the blessing even

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givl with pi "fingers and sign of the cross parently regarded the service as a sacrifice, and
gi the air over the congregation. Many of those every one that remained somee forty persons)
S ..:* fhe Churchrl made cominmunicated.f four Clervgyen in surnlice;l ad-


present on entering and ica. .- .
Sgenrtlecot to the Communion table. I had ministering the elements of bread and wine.
not sufficient time to investigate whether there Now what I, as an outsider, would like to as-
were any Confessionals at S. Bartholomew's, certain, and what I presume any inquirer who
but I have no doubt there were, for I discovered might be anxious to join the Anglican Commnun-
two in a dark corner of the neighboring Church ion would wish to ascertain is, what is the real
of the Annunciation, which is not so advanced, doctrine and practice of that body? The bishops
and also notices on the door stating that the seem unable any more than the Clergy to decide.
Clergy could be seen by appointment or at Dr. King of Lincoln, who dresses in cope anld
certain specified times in the Vestry. mitre, and is a celibate, would say one thing, Dr.
The Confessionals that I saw in the Church of Ryle of Liverpool would certainly say the
the Annunciation were made very simply, and opposite, and Dr. Temple of London would in
apparently intended to attract as little attention all probability disagree with both. From what
as possible, and by most persons would pass un- quarter therefore is an outsider ascertain to what
noticed. Each one was furnished with a small is Anglican doctrine and what is Anglicant
picture of the Crucifixion. One fact that specially practice?
attracted my attention, and one that I think very NorTE. S. Barthotomew's came prominently
significant, was that a printed poster was attach- before the public a few years ago, when two
ed to the door of the very moderate Church of curates (now Catholic Priests, Fathers Fletcher
S. Peter's, to the effect that two sermons would 'and Greene) and a large number of the congrc-
be preached by the Rev. Father Black." gation had the courage of their convictions, and
It is also significant that an advanced Ritualist renouncing heresy made their submission to the
of such an extreme type as Mr. Black should not much-maligned Church of Rome.
only call himself "Father Black," but that he To both Catholics and non-Catholics of this
shouldpreachinsuchChurchesasS.Peter'sparish Colony the above facts may appear strange, but
Church. It is quite evident that he cannot incul- to any one who has watched the events of the last
cate in Churches of this type the doctrines pro- 30 years, and indeed the variations of Anglican-
pounded by him at S. Bartholomew's, for neither ism from its beginning, they will cause no sur-
Clergy nor the congregation are educated up to prise. These eccentricities are not confined to
that point. At St. Peter's a long pause was one town, but may be witnessed in all stages in
made after the Prayer for the Church Militant most of the cities and sweet country parishes of
and the bulk of the people withdrew, whilst the the land that once enjoyed the title of "Dowry
Clergyman, who officiated in surplice and hood of Mary. Why, how many of these Clergymen
and assumed a corner position, made no genu. of late years havenot gone to prison as Martyrs
sections, but conducted the service in the old for their notions because they would not submit
Anglican fashion. No one in this Church ap- to the prohibitions of their Bishops?

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La Ma!edicencia. ansiosnmente abicrtos, vcinn csas mil lucca ex-
trafias que aparcccn cn la oIscridad: oin esos
II. 'vagos ruidos quce aconlnpiihan s llen quio tur-
Continfta. bh el silcencio de lin nche. y so Ie priesentl;iita

- L rcloj de la parroquia di6 ans doce,
Sanunciando a pobres y ricos quc tenian
1____ re un dia m6nos de vida, y se hnallaan,
pop to tanto, veinte y cuatro horns niks cerca de
ese ptro din etcrno que no ticne nyer que Ilornr,
ni mniiiana que temer.
Ent6nces cntr6 la Duquesa en su alcoha, lilre
al fin de Ins inpertinencias dlc Duque, y despidib
en cl acto it so doncella, sin quercr aceptar sun
scrvicios. Al verse sola nparecicron en si aclm-
bilntc sin trabas de ningun g6ncro, la afliccion
y li zozobra quc habin rcprimido hasta cnt6nces.
Abrib prccipitadamnclit tin gran ropero de cnoba,
cllyt pucrta la.formnha la luna de tn magnifico
espejo, y fac6cvarias camisas de finisimo hilo, y
algunas otras ropas dc tela propia parn hilas y
vendajes; hizo con ellas n1 gran paqucte, colo-
cando en el centro various botecitos de irnica y
blilsamos y un pcquefio estuche de cirujia, y li6-
lo todo en un gran paiinelo de seda. Envolvib-
se despue cella misma en un largo abrigo oscuro.
que era al mismo tiempo impermeable, y cubri6-
se la cabeza y part del rostro con una toquilla
negra de finisimaa malls de lana. Ent6nces
cogi6 el paquete y sali6 cautelosamente de la ee-
tancia, dejando In luz apagada y cerrada la
El silencio y la oscuridad reinaban ya en today
In casa I In sefora se desliznba i lo largo de los cor-
redores, andando de pintillas, con el cuerpo incli-
nado hkcia delante, extendida la mano que el
paquete le dejaba libre, y deteni6ndose i cads

declante esos caprichosos fantasmulas (que hroatui
en la imagination b la ncrvion. itihluncin del

.leg6 al fin al pis.o bajo, dCestiundo abl hii rccili-
micnto, y minoa tcicrosa de cr sorprendida,
comenz6 it caminar con mnis desembaraz.o. A
tientas busc6 un gran nrcon antiguo de nadcia
ricnmente tallado, quo ocrpnha un iingulo (lel
vestitihul, y corriendo por 61 In maino, did con
una piurtecita quc nhri6 silcnciosanmente. All
cataba cl oratorio: una lampara de china forma-
(in por un tulipan rojo, ardia ante ti n inihgen de
In Virgen tie n Soledad, quc ocupalm cl altar:
Ins bellsi manos de la ini~get soxtenianI un rici
paiinelo de encajcs, que habia sido et de boda
de In Diiqucsa, y pcndia tambien de llias un ro-
sario tosco, pero ricamcnte engalrzaldo; veeran-
da reliquia en aquclla fainilia, por'haber perte-
necido a una ilustrcantepasada, que Ilainabn !a
Duqtnem Santa, inuerta en olor de santidad en
Ins Carmelitas Descalzas. La Duquies se arro-
j6, mAs bien que se arrodillb, en un roclinatorio
de 6bano con cojincs de terciopelo, -y.ocultando
el rostro centre sus manos convulsamente cruza-
das, or6 brevc rato. Encendib despues cuatro
grandos hachones colocadas sobre cl altar en
niacizos candeleros de plata, y fijando en la'
Virgcn una mirada, en que se leian & In vez la
angustia y la eslpransa, desprendi6 de sus manom
el precioso rosario, y se Ie cchb at cello, ocul-
tindolo entire los pliegues de su abrigo. Despues
salib del oratorio, dejando aqueHas luces encen-

paso para escuchar si algun rumor lejano le ad. didas, como imAgen viva de sus ruegos i InSan-
vertia el peligro de ser deicubierta. Sus ojos ta Muadre de Dios.

S tmbaba: con paso fire salib at jar- Duquesa se apoyaba en I'achica, y no obstante
din, y iegb hasta unn puertecita excusada, abicr- lo escabroso del camnino, andaba ligeramente,
ta en la misma vera, donde- acurrucada contra sin muestra alguna de cansancio. Al dollar la
cl q(icio la esperaba Pachica. Las dos mnijcres punta del monte que mira at lado de tierra, l'a-
sc dirigicron al monte, dando un rodeo por las chica se detuvo de repent, y cxtendiendo cl
afucras del pueblo. Pachicacoimenzb narrar en brazo hhcia las alturas de Talayacmendi, dlijo
vascuence una larga historic, qeic interrumpia a con voz sorna, a que prebtaba cl rencor sun iotas
menudo con gestos violentos y sordas excla- mhs profundas.
maciones. La Duquesa la escuchaba atcnia- -Ec-heko-andria.... jAra beltzik!... (2).
iencte, con la cabeza baja, sin dejar de andar, La Duquesa se arriml6 instintivanientetc I'a-
haci6ndole h veces preguntas cortadas, en aquel chica, y mirando con terror hacia cl p;araje ii-
misnmo idionm que en su nificz habia aprendido, I dicado, solresaltada:
siguiendo la costumbre de las families nobles p
-- Vamonos!... Vaimonos pronto!
vascongadas, que tan laudable empefio poneti en
Distinguiase en efccto socire cl azul csltrll:iclo
familiarizar a sus hijos con ese extrano idioma, stgiae e cto s e estrlad
problema de los eruditos, baluarte el mhs fuerte l ciclo, el negro contorno de Talayamendi; y
de las sencillas costumbres de aquella tierra, elo- en su falda, 6 quizh en I erdes colinas que de
un montu (i otro se extienden, formaadlo )ilitore.'r
gio el mias grande de los nobles vascos, queen mon otro s extidn formndo p
nunce han mancillado su lengua, dando en ella cas ondulaciones, semejantes al oleage de un mar
carta de naturaleza, i palabra alguna de signifi- de verdura, vcianse algunas bogucras quc relum-
cacion impura. brahan-aca y allh entire los bosques de castaiios
y de.robles, conmo ojos de animals fanthsticos,
La noche estaba fresca y screna: a la derecha dispuestos en emboscada. Eran Ils fogatas de
se extendia el mar, cuya fosforcscencia brillaba sl coiumna republican, rechazada dins antes por
a veces en la oscuridad, como enormes gusanos los carlistas desde Ins alturas de Talayanmendi.

Sae luz que se Irguiesen en las crests de las olas.
A la izquierda se levantaba el monte de Santa
SBarbara, cortando bruscamente el oscuro azul
del cielo, en que brillaban las estrellas con esa
serena majestad, que trae espontineamente A los
labios el verso del real Profeta.-Opera manisum
tlarumt anlunnatalt jlrmamnenttmi (i).
Las dos mujeres atravesaron diagonalmente la
carretera, y comenzaron i trepar per la ladern
del monte, siguiendo un estrecho sendero que se
abria paso entire un mosque de manzanos. La

(1) El firmamento anuncia las obras de tus
matlos.-Saimo is8.

La Duquesa apresur6 el paso, mirando a todos
lados con terror, como si teiniese ver asomarpor
detras de cada arbol una avanzada republican.
Pachicala seguin dando sordos gemidos, y apre-
tando los pufios levantaba en alto, come si la
vista de aquellas fogatas despertase en su cora-
son el encono mis profundo.
Un cuarto de hora despues, una gran mole de
piedra, que blanqueaba algo sobre la oscuridad

(2) Seflora... I los negros l-Nombre con que
en la iltima guerra desiglaban en las provinces
i las tropa liberales, a [as cuales solian tambien
Ilainar Uuiris.

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del bosque que la rodcaba, les cort6 el paso: era monton de helcchos, como crias dc gilgueros por
el cascrlo de Azcoeta. Pachica ayud6 i la Du- Iencima del nido, vi6 l) Duquesa cuatro ruins
qiesa i subir diez escalones de piedra, pegados cabecitas, cuyos hrillantes ojiton sc fijahan en
al muro, y se encontraron ent6nces ante na lla con a admiracin c mcnclaida de c slantl,
pulrta de madera, por cuyas rendijas sc sapn- que casa ell los ninius todo lo inesperado y ntis.
han algunos reflejos de luz: la cascra arafi6 sun- terioso.
veiecnte la puerta, y la luz se apag6 en cl acto. -[ Los hulrfanos !-dij la IDuqucsa, dctcniit-
Ahridse entbnces un postiguillo, y una voz de dose ante ellos y echhandose i Ilorar.
muj~r dijo muy bajo:
ujr dljo muy baj -i Los hufranos l-repiti6 Pachica con voz
-DBeori aldd, aina... (). enter como la dle una leona.

-Bay, ni naiz... Iriki zazi; (2) contest I'a-
Oy6se entbnccs descorrer cautelosamente un
ccrrojo y quitar una tranca, y In puerta gir6 en
silencio sobre sus goznes, dcjando un boqueron
negro, por done se escapaba ese olor especial
de los establos, y se oia el acompasado'ruido
propio de las vacas al rumiar los alimentos. Las
dos mujeres entraron a tientas en el caserfo, y la
puerta se volvib a cerrar como por encanto detras
de cllas, dejhodolas sumergidas en la oscuridad
mhs profunda. Aquellas precaucioncs que inun-
daban toda la comarca, hacian a la pobre Du-
quesa tembiar de miedo: agarrbse con amhas
manos i Pachica, y no la solt6 haste que la luz
de un f6sforo brill6 de repente en manos de esta,
dejando ver i otra mujer de unos treinta aios,
que le presentaba pars que Io encendiese el can-
dil de hierro que hntes de abrir habia apagado.
Colgaban por todas parties aperus de labranza:
cuatro vacas rumiaban en un rincon en sus ca-
mas de estiarcol separadas por tablones: una
escalera de madera vieja y empinada, se vela en
el fondo, y debajo de ella, asomando entire an

(l) .EsV.,madre?
(2) Sl, yo soy... abreme.

Eran aquellos niflos hijos de Chomini, el pri-
mogenito de Pachica, y era su madre la mujcr
que hahia abierto la puerta.
Esta alumbr6 i su suegra y i la Diuqesa, quo
subicron lcntamente la desvencijada escalera,
cuyos peldaios se cimbrahan y crujian hajo cl
peso de sus pics. Encontrhronse entbnces en
una erpecie de granero alohardillado, Ileno en
su mayor part de heno y de helechos. Pachica
comenz6 i separar con bus nervudos biazos los
montones de gavillas pue en cl rincon mas oculto
se spilaban hasta aIs vigas, y aparccib detras una
pcquefia pucrta.
La Duquesa se adelant6 hacia ella tcbinanlo
comro una azogada... MRs ya nb temblaba de
miedo: temblaba como ticnmhla Ia companion al
presentir uca desgracia; como tiemb la caridad
al enjugar una Ihgrima.
Pachica abri6 la puerta, y un cuadro
i la vez que terrible aparccib i Ia vista. Sohre
un jergon de pajas cubierto con una nmants, ya-
cia inmbvil on hombre cuyas facciines tenian In
correction y la palides marmorea del Apolo de
Belveder uns casacsa.manchada de sangre, con
galones de coronel y la cifra de Carlos VII en
los botones y el cuelo, cuhria sus pi4s como
abrigkndolos; y arrodillada ante estos, apoyin.

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dose con ui na man l cl triste lecho, y fijos los the distinguished invalid, who was al o visited
ojos on la pecrtn coll unsiedad infillit, habia una by Cardinal Monaco La Valletta.
inuujr casi nini, bella y clegante aun ll medio Cardinal Franzelin was born in Altio, is the
del dcsbrden de so traje, con csa distincion diocese of Trent, on the i5th of April, rtS6, ai
inimitable que imprinme en la persona cl rango vwas raised to the purple by Pius IX on the tlh
del individuo. of April 1876, with the title of S. S. UIloIface
La Duquesa lleg6 hasta el dintel de la puerta, and Alexius.
y sin powder particular una palabra, extendib los Ieing Prefect of the Sacred Congregatio of
brazos hacia dentro... La jdven land un grito Indulgences and Holy Relics, he belongdt to t;e del naufrago que se ase una tabla, Congregations of the Holy Roman and Univcr.(s
y se arrojb en ellos exclamando: Inquisition, Propag:ada for the affairs of the
. -Tial... iTia de mi almal Oriental Rite, Index, Extraordinary Ecclesia-

Se contiluird.

The late Cardinal Franzelin S, J.

tical Matters, and Studies.
The Catholic Observer of Milan of Dec.j"
adds: A great theologian antd a great Carli;tal
is dead. As a theologian, his name ctntillnes

S TII the most profound grief we an- the glorious line of the Lugos, Vasquez and
nollnce the death of His Eminence Toletos. The theological works he has left will
I Cardil Jn B i F of not die. The one on Tradition (De Traditione)
""'r Cardinal John Baptist Fratzelin, of
is classic aind it would he impossible to say how
the Society of Jesus, which occurred on the i ith vaah anddtn is eatise has poved to
of December, at 1 30 p. m, in the American a a t
* College, near to Sant' Andrea on the Quirinal, theology.
where he has usually resided. A man of the widest knowledge and a keen
As regards His Eminence's state of health, and deeper searcher into Catholic Dogma, he
though much anxiety was felt, no one could have has in treating of of some truths made evident
foreseen so sudden a calamity, which has filled advance in the way of explanation. He had Yi
with sorrow the soul of the Holy Father and a studied and meditated on the Fathers of the
Multitude admirers of the Lamented Prelate. Church, that it might he said that he was satuirt-
'The SacTed College, the Society of Jesus and ed with them (li avesse fatti sangue suo). How
Science have suffered by this death a heavy loss. wonderful, how powerful was he, when he either
The illustrious Prelate, who died consoled explained from the professor's chair or disputed
by a special blessing from the Holy Father, was among the learned I
assisted up to the last moment by His Eminence His treatises De Sacramento, De Deo Uo, De
Cardinal Mazzella, his brother in religion; Deo Trinol one reads them ever with exultation
SThe venerable Father Beckx, general of the and with profit.
Society, notwithstanding his great age of 92 Mreover throughout his writings the whole
years, went from the German College to visit of his great iiind is permeating, the vigour f

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his ideas, the ardent love of truth, his own, if (iiiin II'nhI, Hert, dijo que hIan echo tl:u proph-
we may say it, devotion and piety, sito de ahandonar su rencor contra lu Iglesia
The Treatise De Eu(chrixtiu is written with so Cat6licn, puesto que Gamheta habia dicho que
much unction that one should read it on bendd el Espiritu anticlerical no es mercadcrin de -x-
knee, and priests should use it for daily miedita- portacion. Mr. Piniad el nuevo Ohispo de Keso,
tion. And strong and energetic is the spirit of ent su carts al Cardceal 6imconi, Prefecto de la
religion which may be derived from the works of Propaganda hablando de la conversion del fa-
Franzclin, a robust love of truth, of the Church moso ateo, de la cual fu6 testio ocular, dice:
and of holy things. The studious reader is in- Mr. Paul Bert asisti6 h mi consagracion y parece
structed and nourished with a most substantial I que dcde lntonces comcnzb la gracia divina ii
food, is liftd up to scan new and lofty horizons, "obrar en su ala. Concluida la ceremonia, fu6 a
to measure in its vastness the wondrous harmony verme A la Sacristia y me dijo: Permitame V.
of Catholic Dogmas. que le ftlicite por su clevacion al Obispado, en
The name and the works of Cardinal Fanzclin nombre de la Francia, y un mi propio nombre.
h n e a n t e w o E n e s e so l em n e m o iu c iito r c o n o z c t ll V CZ
are widely known in Germany, where they have En et solene m to, ron t
produced much fruit and scored splendid victo- tarde, el sacrificio ie esas nobles almns pars
quicnes F6 y Pttriotismo son lo inibmo. Scme-
rics against the followers of the Reformation: S
they are known too in Italy, where he had many jante i S. Pallo, cspero encontrar tambien mi
camino para Damasco. Como lo espernha se
students, who loved and admired him."a o par Daasco. Como lo espraa s
cumpli6. Llegada & pocos mcses su uiltima hora,
Noti. We may add they are known through- .. i h cos meses nu
out the Ecclesiastical Seminaries of the world, quso reconcilarse con la Iglesia. El Padre De
where his works are studied side by side with Voss, Belga, miembro de la Congregacion del
the most famous Doctors of Theolog). Inmaculado Corazon de Maria, oy6 su confession

Civilta Cattolica,
Jany. No. 18S7.



y le dib los santos 61cos aunque no pudo admi-
nistrarle el santo Viitico por la dificultad que el
cnfermo tenia pars la deglucion. Estuvo a su Ia-
do sin embargo, confortando su alma hasta su
iltimo.suspiro. La conversion de Paul Bert en
cl iltimo trance de Is vida, ai paso que nos
muetra mas y mas la Infinita Misericordia -ie

r A BLO BERT, el acrrimo cnenigo Dios que no rechaza jams al pecador por man
i Ie ia glesia C atric, cneln Jgoe obttinado que sea, tan pronto como se con-
ide la iglesia Catblica, General en Jcfe v o es t e
vicrte, nos ensefia tambien que today ostentaclon
del ejercito frances en Tonquin, muri6 de steismo y anticlericalismo se disipa como.el
hace poco. Pero anuncianos con gusto que antes humo, en el moment en que el alma, libre de li
de morirse reconcili6 con Il tglesia y recihi los 61- fascination del mundo, ve de cerca la eternidad'f
timos sacraments de manos de Monselior De
Voss. He iqui alghnos pormenores acerca de El Tablet non habla de un gran lingiista quo
sl conversion. Cuando se embac6 pars el Ton- su'pers al mas celebrado hasta la fecha. El Car-

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denal Mezzofanti, el milagro vivo de Pentec6stes out, handling the ugly thing with much tender-
como le Jlamaha Pio IX. conocia cincuenta y ness, and asked why it had gone to the bottom.
ocho lenguas, de las cuales, segun la opinion del "Obviously for the same reason that any other
Sr. Russel, hablaba treinta muy bien, nueve con lump of iron would go to the bottom, because
regular expedicion, y las otras no tan perfecta- its weight is greater than the weight of the watrr
mente. it displaces."

Pues bien, hoy dia, el Sr. Marco Antonio
Canini Italiano, conoce, hahia y describe noventa
y trees lenguas, y csta actualmente en Paris, pu-
blicando una traduccion en Italiano de los prin-
cipales pocmas antiguos y moderns de todas las
lenguas concidas. Segun onos peri6dicos de
Berlin, el Emperador Guillermo desearia conso-
lidarla paz religiosa en su Imperio con una visit
k Leon XIII su gran amigo. En una entrevista
-de Monseftor Thiel con dicho Emperador en pre-
sencia del el Ministro de Cultos, Baron Gosler,
ef Emperador se express en los t&rminos siguien-
tes: Estoy muy content de ver restablecida la
.paz religiosa en mi Imperio; muchos deseos
tengo de ver al Papa antes de morir; pero como
podr6 hacerlo?


A Reporter of the London Tablet gives us the
following interesting account of the "Nautilus"
invented by Mr. Charles Wolseley, which is at
present exciting such interest in naval circles:-
E accordingly went up-stairs, and there
I !tk oon a table near a large bath was the
L L rn model-an awkward, heavyylooking,
cigex-shaped piece of iron, about eighteen inches
long, with a sort of handle or tail at one end, and
with four round brass discs upon each side. Mr.
Woleley put it Into the bath, and it at once went
straight to the bottom, steadily, however, and
upon an even keel. The inventor then fished it

I'Precisely; but now watch." So saying lie
put the model back into the water and ngave ine
twist ta the tail, and at once out shot the four
brass discs on each side :and revealed as many
cylinders. Clearly the displacement was increas-
ed-increased by one sixty-fourth-and the model
becoming buoyant, rose steadily to the surface.
Another twist of the tail and the cylinders went
back, and the model again sunk.
"Do you mean to say, Mr. WolsI'cly, no one
ever made that absurdly simply discovery be-

"Oh, I dare say dreamers have seen it hun-
dreds of times before, but no one ever saw its
practical possibilities. And, mind you, I don't
take the least credit to myself for this invention.
The idea was entirely Mr. Campbell's; all I did
was to develop it, and see now it could he ap-
plied to naval warfare. Now that you see the
principle, you must dismiss from your mind all
thought of this model. The Nautihs has no tail
like this. The cylinders are shot out just by the
pressure of a lecer from the inside."

"Electticity-stored in 15o accumulators, de-
veloping forty-five horse-power. Electricity also
supplies us with light. And we can carry enough
air to last us for three days. But I will tell you
as well as I can what would probably be the
modus operandi in case of operations in war. I
think that will he the best way to put things be-
fore you intelligibly."

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S" But first let me ask, Mr. Wolsclcy, how
much of the Nautilus would appear above water
if she were perfectly buoyant and with all her
cylinders out?"
"Well if we expected an enemy, you see, we
should not be perfectly buoyant, and should not
have all cur cylinders out. But supposing we
had, we should show the conning tower-two
feet across, wilh four windows--etghteen inches
above the surface of the water, and about ten
inches of the hbck of the boat. If in that position
we sighted a ship, one turn of a lever would with-
draw the cylinders, and down we should go out
of sight, five feet, ten feet, or forty feet, just as
we liked. Of course we should first take the
bearings of the enemy with the compass, and
then, below the water, invisible and beyond the
reach of shot or shell or anything else, we should
just go straight for our victim."
You say you would go for her, but how fast
could you go?"
"Eight knots an hour, and keep it up for
eight hours or more. Or if we like, we could
get up fifteen knots an hour, but then we should
exhaust our reserve of electricity sooner. Alto-
gether the Nautilus carries about eighty miles
within her, and she can use it up quickly or
leisurely as seems best. Now I will suppose
that the hostile vessel is at anchor and unaware
of our presence-and that is not supposing a
great deal, for if we expected an enemy we
should ride with only one pair of cylinders out,
and therefore with nothing visible but a few in-
ches of the conning tower for the purpose of the
look-out. As I said we should make for the
vessel by the compass, and if we found it neces-
sary to make sure of our bearings, all we should
have to do would be just to pop up for a mo-



mcnt and again disappear. When within, say
twenty yards of the vessel, and if her crew were
still unsuspicious we should probably proceed
by way of mine. When directly beneath the
vessel one turn of a lever would release a mine,
which rising straight up attaches itself by a mag-
net to the bottom of the vessel. Those within
the Navtilis would know the moment the mine
had attached itself, and sheering off for a few
yards would press a button, and then the vessel
with every soul on board would be simply blown
into space."
"Suppose e the ship had her torpedo nets down,
would they afford any protection?"
"Not the least; how could they? We should
simply go down beneath them. If, however, the
vessel was in motion and with her nets up, we
should probably make use of our torpedoes, of
which we carry two Whitcheads. One pull at
a string is enough to release them and send them
off on their errand of death. Even if the torpedo
nets round a vessel at anchor did cause difficulty
we could overcome it. We could let a man out.
of the Nautilur at any depth fully equipped for a
day's work, and it would be strange if in that
time he could not get a hole into any torpedo
net that was avet constructed."

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Grand Coteau,
St. Landary Parish, Louisiana.

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the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad,
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3rd. month. M arch 1887.
n 3at 6. 6. Changes 3. First Quarter.
at 6.4. 12 Full Moon.
1at 6a. 6 of Last Quarter.
rises. 4. at 6. 24o New Moon.

ST S. David, B,,.Patron of Wales. 7 Th S. Patrick, B., Ap. of Ireland.
2 W S. Chad, B. [E~er. t8 F S. Gabriel, Archangel.
3 Th S. Elred. Ab. g S Joseph. Bp. 'pool cons. 1873.
4 F S. Casimir, K. En[B er. to SU; 4th of Lent. S. Cuthbert, B.
5 S S. Adrian, M. [Ember. 2z M S. Benedict, Ab.
5;Su. 2nd of Lent, S. Marcian, B.M. 22 ,T S. Cyril of JerusalcMh B.. D.
7 -M S. Thomas Aqiinas, D, :.23 W S. Edelwald.
8 T S. Felix, B. -24 Th S. HildelidV. -.
9 W S. Frances of Rome, W. a5 'F Annunciation. Ly Day.
to Th The Forty Martyrs. z6 S The Good Thief.
it F S. John of God. 27 S. Passion Sunday, S. Rupert, B.
12 S S. Gregory the Great, P.D.. 2. M .8. Sixtus III., P.
3 Su. 3rd of Lent.- S; Gerald, B. 29 T S. Cyril, M. Bp. Stonor d. 1756.
14 M S. Mathilda,.Q.. : 30. W S, Quirinus, M. .. .- ,
t5 T S. Longinus, M. 31 Th S. Balhina, V.
t6 W S,-Finian the Leper. I
Tuesday i tuesday 8 .
Thursday to T Thursday .7 7 .
Tuesday' ..2.. Tua 'ayala .. ,.

S:OT E .
i9. Feast of St. Joseph, igh,Mass at union at. fr t Adul b s
7 a. m. 1 t. The Retreat for the Adults begins at
25. Annunciation of Our Lady, High 7 p.m. .
Mass at7a It. Evsy Wednesday and Friday of this
aS. The Triduum for tei'hici Children ma3h the Servce begins at 7 p. m.
begins in preparation for th Eiaster Corn. .


Colony Notes, .....
The English Martyrs,
The Shamrock, .. .
A los Catolicos de B. H...

Page 4V fi A Strange actP .. .. Pge
43 La Maledicencia,
S 45 4 Blessing of the Convent, ..
45 Mexico y British IIonlduras,


The Northern District has been visited by the
Administrator. The first detachment of troops
has been withdrawn from Orange Walk and has
left the Colony.

A Railway project has been laid before a
'special meeting of the chief merchants of Belize
by Mr. Parker, agent of an American Company.
It is proposed to submit the matter to a general
meeting of citizens, in order to learn if they are
prepared to accept the conditions required.

A Government contract is made with Captain
Leitch to run a steamer three times a month to
the North, lind once a month to the South.

The Catholic Association of .Belize after re-
electing Carlos Melhado Esq. President, in its
last Sssion passed a vote of thanks to the Ad-
ministrator. Honble. H. Fowler, who is Honor-
ary President of the same Asssociation, for the
excellent hospitality he extended to the Arch-
bishop of New Orleans, to the various members
who undertook the arrangements at the Pontifi-
cal Uigh Mass, to J. Rosado Esq. and to SeLor
Francisco Andueza for his liberality in placing at
'the service of His racee his best equipage.

On Feb. 2tst the Committee for the Papal
-Jubilee Exhibition met in the Presbytery hall.
The said members were subdivided into se-
condary Committees to facilitate still more the
collecting of objects for His Ho-

SThe ladies will collect money of those who
Shave already promised aubscriptions and of
others desirous of contributing... -

The Meteorological Observatory at the 'res-
bytery is now at work with a few instruments
viz. the Weather-vane which points out on a Dial
the direction of the wind, the Anemometer.
which by means of an electric bell recording its
revolutions, gives the wind's velocity, and the
Pluviometer or rain guage.
We are awaiting the arrival rf certain other
instruments kindly offered by a friend, residing
in the Colony, and then we shall begin observa-
tions :and publish the same in the Angelus,
monthly. Our best thanks are due to Mr.
Thomas Ingram, who, gifted with a quick intel-
lect, and an interest in the work entrusted to him,
was of the greatest use in making and setting in .
position the instruments already provided.

The Examinations for certificates of Second
Class Masters passed recently by 6 scholars from
our School of Corozal were, according to the
verdict of the Reverend Inspector, of the most
brilliant character. His letter of congratulation
to Father Gower ends thus-
In conclusion I may be allowed to congrata-
late you on the success of your efforts amongst
the young as shown by the passes, and also by
the superior style of the Papers above anything
I have yet had in the II Class-(a fact I men-
tioned in Council) -
The Pass at present is 75 per cent, and the
following are the marks of the Examined.
Ramon Riverd 462 z2 per cenl.
Petrona Rivero 40 0o "
Cnspina Madrid 426 85
Cidrlo Gutierrez 431 8
RanionMajarrez 23- -
Angel Lopez 443


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The English Martyrs.

iP" r HE Pontifical Decree, confirming the
.i, nour given to those Blessed Martyrs
Pfi I hn Cardinal Fisher, Sir Thomas
More, Chancellor of the kkingdom. and others,
put to death in England for the Faith from the
year t535 to 1583 begins thus:-
England, once called the Island of Saints and
the Dowry of the Vilgin Mother of God, as even
from the first ages of the Church it had been re-
nowned for the sufferings of many Martyrs, so
also, when it was torn by the fearful schism of
the Sixteenth Century from the obedience and
communion of the Roman See, was not without
the testimony of those who, for the dignity of this
8ee, and for the truth af the Orthodox Faith, did
not hesitate to lay down their lives by the shedding
of their Idood.
As it is impossible to give anything like a
complete picture of the events of that crowded
period of 48 years, we have selected for the edi-
fication of our readers a few passage from the
well known anti-catholic living historian, Froude,
relating to the first victims of the Persecution.
These were the Monks of the London Charter
House, or Carthusian Monastery.
The Story of their lives in that abode of reli-
gion is told by one of their number, Maurice
Channey, who, after enduring for a while the
same sufferings as his brethren, gave way, and
having signed what was required of him with
some clause. to save his conscience, escaped
abroad. Mr. Froude thus gives us Channey's
He commences with his own confession; He
had fallen when others stood. He was,- as he

says, an unworthy brother, a Saul among the
prophets, a Judas among the apostles, a child of
Ephraim turning himself back-in the day of bat-
tie-for which his cowardice, while his brother
monks were saints in heaven, he was doing pen-
ance in sorrow, tossing on the waves of the wide
world. The early chapters contain a loving
lingering picture of his cloister life-to him the
perfection of earthly happiness. It is places be-
fore us, in all its superstition, its devotion, and
its simplicity, the counterpart, even in minute
details, of accounts of cloisters when monasticism
was in the young vigour of its life, which had
been written ten centuries before. St. Bede or
St. Cuthbert might have found himself in the
house of the London Carthusians, and he would
have had few questions to ask and no duties
to learn o to unlearn. The form of the build-
ings would have seemed more elaborate; the
notes of the organ would have added richer so-
lemnity to the services; but the salient features
of the scene would have been all familiar. He
would have lived in a cell of the same shape, he
would have thought the same thoughts, spoken
the same words in the same language. The
prayers, the daily life, almost the very faces with
which he was surrounded, would have seemed
all unaltered. A thousand years of the world's
history had rolled by, and these lonely islands of
prayer had remained still anchored in the stream;
the strands of the ropes which held them, wear-
ing now to a thread, and very near their last
parting, but still unbroken. What they had been
they were; and, if Maurce Channey's descrip-
tion had come down to us as the account of the
monastery in which Offa of Mercia did penance
for his crimes, we could have detected no inter-
nal symptoms of a later age.
In the Spring of 1535 it was signified to the
Monks that the oath of Royal Supremacy was to
be forced upon them. Prior Houghton. called
his community together and bade them prepare
for the worst by a Tridusm of prayers, begin-
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The day after lie preached a sermon in the
chapel on the 59th Psaln, "O God, thou hast
cast ts off, Thou has destroyed us (the 6oth
in the English version) concluding with the
words, "It is better that we shouldisuffer here a
shor, pen ce for our faults, than be reserved for
the eternal pains of hell hereafter;" and so end-
ing, he turned to us and bade us all do as we
saw him do. Then rising from his place he went
direct to.the eldest of the brethren, who was sit-
tiug nearest to himself, and kneeling before him
begged his forgiveness for any offence which in
heart, word, or deed, he might have committed
against him. Thence he proceeded to the next,
and said the same; and so to the next, through
us all,. we following hin and he did,
each from each imploring pardon."
Thus, with unobtrusive nobleness, did these
poor meil prepare themselves for their end; not
less beautiful in their resolution, not less deser-
ving the everlasting remembrance of mankind,
than those three hundred who in the summer
morning sate combing their golden hair in the
passes of Thermopylhe. We will not regret their
cause; there is no cause for which any man can
more nobly suffer than to witness that it is better
for him to die than to speak words which he does-
not mean. Nor, in this their hour of trial, were
they left without higher comfort.
"On the third day after," the story goes on,
was the Mass of the Holy Ghost, atnd God made
known his presence among us. For when the
- Host was lifted up, there came as it were a whis-
per of air, which breathed upon our faces as we
knelt. Some perceived, it with the bodily senses ;
all felt it as it thrilled into their hearts. And
then followed a sweet, soft sound of music, at
which our venerable father was so moved, God
being thus abundantly manifest among us, that
he sank down in tears, and for a long time could
not continue the service-we all remaining stu.
Pifiedl,.hearing the melody, and feeling.the mar-
vellout effects of it upon our spirits, but know-
Ing neither whence it came nor-whither it went.

~~~'- -~-~--~-~ -~-----

Only our hearts rejoiced as we perceived that
God was with us indeed."
On May 4th, the noble Fathers were hrougiht
to Tyburn to die by the most horrible of deaths.
As each mounted the scaffold, clothed in his re-
ligious habit, he was offered his life on condition
of his taking the oath, and each in turn refused
to purchase it at the price of his conscience. The
account of their deaths speaks of their being cut
down half hanged, and disembowelled whilst
still alive. One account speaks of FATt.aR
Hous;rHTO being able to pray whilst his very
heart was being cut out; another describes (ie
executioners in an outburst of diabolical rage
cutting out their hearts and forcing them into
their mouths. The work was completed with
quartering the bodies; and the arm of HouOHtrox
was hung up over the gateway of his convent as
a bloody sign to awe the remaining brothers into
The conclusion of the tragic but glorious his-
tory nmay best be given in MR. FRouDE's words:
But the spirit of the old martyrs was in these
friars. One of them, like the Theban sister, hre
away the honoured relic and buried it; and all
resolved to persist in their resigned opposition.
Six weeks were allowed them to consider. At
the end of that time three more were taken, tried,
and hanged; and this still prove miffectual,
Cromwell hesitated to proceed;
The end of the story is very touching, and may
be told briefly, that I may not have occasion to
return to it. Maurice's- account is probably ex-
aggerated, and is written in a tone of strong
emotion; but it has all the substantial features
of truth. The remaining monks were left in the
house; and two secular priests were sent to take
charge of the establishment, who starved and
Ill-used them; and were themselves, according to
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time they were called before the Privy Council. A los Catolicos de British Honduras.
Their friends and relatives were ordered to work __
upon them. No effort either of severity or kind-
ness was spared to induce them to submit; as if INST'rUCCION PARA I.A CUARKSMA.
their attitude, so long as it was maintained, was Acerchndose los dias sagrados de la Cuares-
felt as a reproach by the Government. At last ma, dias de oracion y de ayuno, creemos conve-
four were carried down to Westminster Abbey niente dar una instruction prictica .. nistros
to hear the Bishop of Durham deliver his famous
sermon against the Pope; and when this rheto- Catdlicos acerca del mode como pasarlos santa-
ric4l inanity had also failed, and as they were mente. Si en today 6poca se consideran sagradcos
thought to confirm one another in their obstinacy, esos dias para alcanzar miscricordia de la infini-
they were dispersed among other houses the ta bonded de Dios por la intercesion de la San-
temper of which could be depended upon. Some gre precioslsisimn de J. C. derramada en su pa-
were sent to the north; others to Sion, where a sion gloriosa; mucho m~ es necesario alcanzar-
new prior had been appointed, of zealous loyal-
,ty; others were left at home to be disciplined by la en estos tristes dias en que Ia iniquidad cunlde
the questionable seculars. But nothing answer- por todot lados, y la Iglesia nuestra Madre sufre
ed. Two found their way into active rebellion, inmensamente bajo los actos tirinicos de sus en-
and being concerned in the Pilgrimage of Grace, emigos. Nuestro querido Padre el Papa Leon
weie hung in chains at York. Ten were sent XIII nos ha dado un bosquejo de los actuales
to Newgate, where nine died miserably of prison adecimientos de la Iglesia en su elocoente
fever and filth; the tenth survivor was executed.
The remainder, of whom Maurice was one, went alocicion del z3 de Diciembre del afto ppdo. y
through a form of submission, with a mental nosotros hijos fields simpatizando con las penas
reservation, and escaped abroad. de nuestro Padre tenemos que acudir i la oracion
..-.. __ ... .- y syuno pars alcanzar la tan descada paz y liher-
The Shamrock, tad de la Iglesia. Movidos de estos saludables
pensamientos vamoa i empezar el ayuno cuares-
Sweet little Shamrock, meek, unassumingl mal scgun el metodo prActico i fin de cumplir
To-day is thy glory the wide world around; con el precepto del ayuno, y oracion.
Where'er the bright sun cloudless is beaming, s
There the wee trefoilin hour is fond Todos lo Cat6licos que hn cmplido la
Sweet little Shamrock, mystic in meaning, edad de 2a asios, i no ser que est6n legitima.
Emblem unerring of our faith divine! mente impedidos tienen que ayunar desdel dia
God as the Triune one self-existing de Ceniza hasta el Domingo de Resurreccion,
Thy little leaflets in one leaf combine.
Sweet little Shamrock, device ever sacred exceptuando los Domingos.
Pledge of the faith by St. Patrick bequeathed, 2. Todos los que han cumplido la edad do 7
Forward and prosper, cease not thy conquest aflos ticnen que abstenerse de comer came edi los
Till Erin's shamrock is round the world dis de Ceniza, Vines de Curcsma yen los
wreathed. dis de Ceniz, Virns do Cuama y
Sweet little Shamrock, pledge of affection I castro 4ltimos de la Semana Santa,
Binding warm hearts to the Old country's sod, 3. Para cumplir con el ayuno hay que abste-
Renew in the bosom'of each son of Ireland nee de tod case de comid drante el dia,
True love for his Country, his Faith and his er t clase co d nte c dig,
God. x except en el almuerzo en el cral so puede tomar

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In ordinhria.
la colacion de 8 onzas, y en Ia comida o
El tomar Cafi pot la maiatla y T6 por Ia noche
no quebranta el syuno.
4 Ios que ayunan no pueden comer care
en 1i colacion, pero si, lacticinios pot dispense
5" No se puede en la misma refeccion mez-
clar came y pescdo.
6. Estin dispensados de todo ayuno y peni-
tencia los enfermos, y del syuno, solamente los
que ejercen trabajo pesado todo el dia; el direc-
tor spiritual es el que mejor puede declarer
cualclasede tr.bajo puede dispenser de la ley
del syino.
7. La obligacion de cumplir con el Precepto
Pascual empieza desdel primer Domingo de
Cuaresma y terminal en el dia de la fiesta de la
SS. Trinidad.
8. Para unir el ayuno con la oracion, todos
los Miercoles y Vi6tnes de Cuaresma a las 7 de
la tarde habra en las Iglesias Catblicas de la Co-
Slonia, Rosario 6 Via-Crucis, Sermon y Bendi-
- clon.
S 9 En el 28 del present Mes se empezara
un Triduo en preparation a la Comunion Pas-
cual para todos los Nil6os y, Nias de confession
los 2 de la tarde, y en el 1 de Abril, fiesta de
S los Dolores de Maria hahbr pars ellos la Comu-
ilon General h la Santa Misa de las 7.
to. En el 31 del proximo se dari principio a
: las 7 de la tarde la Mision que se predica cada
.. ao n preparation de la Comunion Pascual de
t odos los adults.
S recomienda A todos que scan puntuales i la
asistenda de todas esas reuniones extraordina-
; .as, y acu6rdense que solamente la oracion y el
ayuna podrbn redimir el sinntmero de pecados
Co: qui ofendemos I la Divina Majestad.
Slite, It Febrero, t887.


ST was a May day in 1876 that a party
of ladies met together in friendly chit
chat, at one of the suburban villas of
London. The precise locality I cannot remem-
ber, but it was somewhere in the neighbourhood
of Kensington.
The acquaintance of these ladies had not been
of long duration but so well were their natures
assimilated that their mutual visits had become
frequent, and nothing had ever occurred to mar
the continuous enjoyment which they experienc-
ed whenever they met. One was a creole and her
interesting conversations on the manners and cus-
toms of Jamaica never failed to attract the inter-
est of her-London friends. She was a staunch
Protestant and her husband was a minister of the
"High Church" portion of the Church of England
and one of her associates was an English Ca-
tholic. This difference however was never
rooted, nor did the harmony of social inter-
course-ever relax, since neither one nor the other
intruded questions of creed on the tapis.
The faith of the other parties it matters not to
know nor does it in any way effect the following
story which we are about to relate.
The day was beautiful and for once in a way
the sun Ihd broken through the murky atmos-
phere and was shining cheerily down upon the
little flower beds at the back of the house, and as
the ladies strolled about the tiny lawn each one
plucked a rose.
S"Is not this a beautiful flower! Truly the Eng-
lish are right in selecting this emblem for their
country," said Mrs. McKay, "for though hand-
some are the ones we grow in Santiago de la Vega
they have not the perfume of those which the"


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green sward of England produces"
"Yes indeed and so I think also," rejoined Mrs.
Audley, "it is cheering, it is loving, it is faithful,
and on that account I have been particularly
anxious to keep a good supply, for in addition
to the gratification it affords my friends when
they condescend to visit my house, it is also a
pleasure to me to collect them from time to time,
and' send them to Sister Florine at the convent;
andthen I oh they do look so charming, as they
stand on either side of the Blessed Sacrament at
Benediction "
Mrs.. McKay made no reply but walked on
enjoying the fragrance of the flower she held in
her hand.
Come now, ladies, let us take a stroll towards
the Park and hy the time we return, Kate will be
ready to refresh us with a nice tea.
They sallied forth in merry humour and talked
of this and of'that and of everything, when they
passed by a clergyman with snow white collar,
and with a lady on his arm.
It does seem so funny," said Mrs. Audley, as
she giggled quietly, "I wonder if St. Peter was
even seen in that fashion."
Inde iroe at least might have been, but recol-
lecting herself she politely smoothed away the
involuntary expression, by remarking how ener-
getically the minister laboured to make his ser-
vices attractive. She continued to state how he
was a boon to the district in which he laboured,
and had done more to encourage church going
among the poor than all his predecessors put to-
Mrs. McKay had felt the unexpected observa-
tion, and a somewhat animated conversation en-
sued which afarred the cheeriness that till then

had possessed them all.
Mrs. Audley felt. keenly her mistake andu
would willingly have wiped out the thought from'
memory, but the other ladies worked themselves
into the question so strenuously, that it became
a point of pique with Mrs. defend.
her position.
But really Mrs. McKay, you don't mean to
maintain that the sacred doctrines we assert to
be rigorously true, are unreal, .while you your-.
selves at least pretend to believe them? Oh no,
that is not just, either one thing or the other. If
they are not true, at least in plain honesty you
should not mimic them and thus lead the ignorant
to suppose them to be a reality, whereas, you
say, they are only symbolic; or if they are true,.
why then you are disguising the truth and are no
more heretical than the Pope himself."
"Well, you see," replied Mrs. McKay, "were
we once to recognize to its fulness the conclusion
you would wish to bring us to, the difficulties we
should encounter would be serious indeed. What-
then would become of so many hard working-
well-intentioned ministers, such as the one we
have just passed, who are doing so much good
among the poor and guiding in the ways of god-
liness many who otherwise would become lost to
all sense of religion and end in losing their souls.
"You are right, my dear Mrs. McKay, and I
only regret to have given occasion .for this con-
versation-you are right in your sense, but, by
that same system of reasoning you would com-
pletely overturn all religious obligation and leave
mankind like wandering sheep, each one to fol-
low his own whims and fancied necessities in-
stead of what God has ordained. However let
s leave this topic which can only spoil our mui
tual pleasure without benefiting any of us." -


Very likely neither of us is competent to give McKay's desires, Mrs. Audley said-" would you
s fact ory explanations. Ahl-look here! This like to be present?"
is the convent where Sister Florine lives l-Have "Oh certainly I.should very much like to see
Syou ever seen covent-or spoke to nun?" ceremony" replied rs. cKy.
,,No-but I should so like to peep in-but
mind, you can't stop long?" Sister Florine conducted the party to the cha-
"Oh no, replied Mrs. Audley, we will just sit a pel, where already the children were assembled
iinute and as soon as you feel disposed to move in rows of benches, and the community were in
look at me and I shall understand you." their stalls.
Mrs. Audley rang the hell; a little lay Sister, The old-style French kneeling chairs were as-
after peepilg through the grill and recognizing signed to the Ladies at the back near the door,
her old acquaintance, opened the door. ushered so that their presence in no way intruded itself
Then into the parlour, and left to call Reverend upon the notice of any.
Mother. Two little boys vested in scarlet cassocks atd
"Oh good evening to you, Mrs. Audley-how pure white crimpled rockets, followed by a re-
Sdo you do? is not this a charming evening!" was nerable priest in surplice and cope, issued from
the happy salute which the beaming Nun gave to the sacristy and the sweet 0 Sahlutris was the
her visitor and with equal warmth she welcomed only sound that broke the devout silence.
her friends. Mrs. McKay drank in all she saw, intending
S "Sister --Call Sister Florine." when on their way home to get explanations of
And so the little group drew their chairs to- each and every part of the simple lut solemn
* gether and told their little stories and had their rite.
Sherry laughs and seemed to forget that there was The disposition of the flowers and candelabra.
Anything else in the world to do. the incense, the prayers, the veil, the bell, each
Mrs. McKay quickly forgot her fears in the particular she had noted down in her memory
'presence of such unfeigned happiness, but she for late inquiry.
* followed the conversation distractedly as she was The fumes of incense were circling alove and
* partially intent on a secret reconnoitre, the pic- around the lighted throne, as tle celebrant as-
* tures-the statues--the flowers-the furniture- ended and turned to lwstow the Benediction.
every thing had a significance, she thought, but At the tinkling of tlie bell every head was bent
exactly what, she could not say. After a twenty but one.
minutes' pleasurethe cnvent bell ranggently,and Mrs. MeKay slightly inclined in instinctive
the Sisters rose to their feet and politely intimated imitation, but her inquisitiveness overcame her;
that the recreation hour was now passed and that she wished to see all, and-respectfully raised her
in a few minutes all were expected to be present eyes towards the altar. "Oh"-she exclaimed in
Sin the chapel for Benediction and badethem good a loud and excited voice that alarmed the rev-
evening. erentcongregation; "ohyes, I see Him-Isee His
An ihquirtig look passed between the lady hands, and feet, and bleeding side,-oh--oh-,
visitors, and with a seeming intelligence of Mrs. and she swooned away into the arms of Mrs.

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Audley arid Sister Florine, who speedily remov- make so light of my request: I am grateful for
ed her to the parlour and. paid every-attention your well meant precautions which, I beg leave
to her slightest wants. to assure you, are uncalled for. Your impressions
"Are you sick, Mrs. McKay? what has troub- with respect to my soundness of mind are excu-
led you? Poor thing, she must be fatigued" sable, but when I vouch to you for the truth of
Oh no- am ot sick" she repled"ut I what I witnessed, with these my eyes, any exces-
sive manifestation on my part at the time should
saw HIlim there I"
be overlooked, and my calmer declarations res-
"Saw what, dear?" pected. I assure you in all candour and since-
'I saw Jesus Christ Himself, as really as I see rity, that what I uttered yesterday in my surprise
yod now.- was literally true. As the Priest turned round I
"Hush-dear, you will be well just now, take saw not the priest nor the gilded vase he held in
a little rest and you will be all right in a short hands, but in the midst of a dazzling halo of
time. Perhaps the sun was too hot for you, or light Jesus crucified-His pierced hands and feet
the long walk has been too much for you." and His sacred side from which His precious
There was considerable anxiety on the part of blood was oozing.
the Sisters and of Mrs. Audley in particular, who The ladies were duiilb-founded. The simple.
was not insensible that she might incur some recital did indeed seem rational enough and her
reasonable blame from her acquaintances, though tranquil mien challenged all doubt, but there is
she was quite satisfied that she had done no "method in madness" sometimes, and so they
more than gratify what she deemed an innocent determined to accompany Mrs. McKay to her
curiosity. friend on condition that she would afterwards
A carriage was immediately procureil; Mrs. pay a visit with them to another acquaintance in
McKay was taken home. Next day every pre- another direction altogether.
caution was taken by the ladies not to allude in any Mrs. Audley was considerably relieved to see
Sway to the events of the previous evening, but her friend looking so well, but made no allusion
rather to propose a new excursion in an opposite to the little episode, till the request was made to
direction of the city, with the motive of oblitera- repeat the visit to the convent.
ting completely any momentary impressions "Oh I think it is too soon. The Sisters will
which might still linger in the invalid's mind. come to reckon us as pests, if we frequent their
But judge of their amazement, when after a place too much, besides they have quite enough
sound and tranquil. night's rest, Mrs. McKay occupation with the girls without attending to us.
Presented herself as calmly as if nought had We will go there another day."
occurred, and asked her companion to accom- "Another day will be another too late I wish
pany her again to Mrs. Audley's, for she wished to at once to allay a burning desire I have to end
go to the' convent. No effort was spared to dis- my doubts and difficulties, and if you refuse me
suade the lady front her purpose but to no avail. your kind company I shall be bound to forego
"Had you seen what I saw, you would not your.pleasant company and go alone."

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There was still some misgiving on the part!
f the dies, for though Mrs. McKay was so
slf.possessed, yet the extraordinary change and
the calmdemeanour warranted some apprehen-
sion on their parts that perhaps she was not well.
All argument and reasoning were vain, and as
soon as they arrived in the presence of the Re-
verend Mother Mrs. McKay humble begged she
should be allowed to receive conditional baptism.
In vain they suggested delays and placed
possible and probable difficulties; the resolution
was taken and she would be a Catholic.
Several wecks were spent in passing through a
course of.instructions under the direction of the
Convent Chaplain, before even her best friends
were satisfied as to her soundness of mind, and
at last she was received into the one fold of the
one Shepherd.
Little did the Reverend Pastor of Santiago de
la Vega dream of what had occurred, but ru-:
mour, never slow footed, soon bore the news
across the broad.Atlantic, and whispered to the
friendly circle how the mighty had fallen" and
how the devout Mrs. McKay had succumbed to
the snares of Romanism.
"Bdt seriously, was it possible?-The Rector
of the late established church--chaplain to the
Lodge an'd his wife a Papist. Incredible Mrs.
McKay was not slow to support the timorous
report by a frank declaration to her husband,
announcing at the same time her intention of re-
turning at once to her family.

How perplexed the Reverend Pastor was. it is
needless to narrate; suiffice it to say that he avail-
ed himself of the patronage of some influence
to accept the post of chaplain to the British Em-
bassy at L Inma leaving the reconquest of

ring spouse in the hands of the Bishop. The
issue of the contest was clear in the distinct reply
to his Lordship's considerate reproof. "My
Lord, for twenty years I have belonged to your
flock, and never till now, when I am at rest in
the true fold, have I deserved your fatherly at-
It appears like romance but sometimes truth is
stranger than fiction. The Reverend gentleman
wandered away from his loving wife, who with
corresponding pertinacity followed him on his
journey to South America and arrived in the
Capital of the rich republic to find him in po-
verty-without benefice without curet He had
become a Catholic himself, renounced his salary
and with the small residue of the past prepar-
ed to start life anew. It would be unkind to
overlook the peculiar circumstances, especially
as we have detailed the facts of his wife's con-
version. It appears that on arriving in Lima the
Reverend Mr. McKay formed acquaintance with
ond of the canons and from time to time entered
into warnf discussions with him on doctrinal and
ecclesiastical points, without however conceding
any of his own peculiar tenets. One evening the
two were walking down.the city together and the
canoti had occasion to enter the convent of the
Sacred Heart to give Benediction, and Mr. Mc-
Kay accompanied him.
On the return home the whole tone of the con-
versation was so remarkable that the canon could
not understand the Minister's new frame of mind,
till Mr. McKay, with an ingenuousness that start-
led the religions, said "my doubts and difficulties
have vanished-I have no recourse but to renoun-
ce my position and embrace the faith that I have
struggledto disown so long! May God help me
through my future."

La Maledicencia,

Contmi'wc .

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dio del salon, con la sonrisa en los Inbios, el
cuello graciosamcnte arqueado, salicnte una nuez
digna de conmpetir con las mollares de Ronda,
levanttdo un dcdo como quten imponc silencio,
f. A 1 d 1 t

jiu L~nx j g e ,o os e a ora mano""*" an* la solapa d0
N rum-runO mistcrioso circulaba aquel- g e R la
su levita, que ostentaba en el ojal un odorifero
la noche por la tertulia fntima de la nnrdo.
Condesa. HIlhia nacido el rumor ln
Consa. Ia n o r r Noticial... INoticial... repiticron por todas
nlasimesns de tresillo, pasado lu6go nl circulo de
S parts; y la ociosa actividad de aquellos ilustres
sefiras mayors, y prendido al fin algunos chis- re se pr po n moment, epera
senores se paraliz6 por un memento, esperando
pazos en el de las sefioritas, que hechas todas go d aqulo que s pretbn dsctr en
algo de aquello que sC aprcstaban i discutir en
oidos, se aprestaban A ponerse pAlidas 6 colora- Ia asamble siempre deliberate de sus lenguas
das, segun el caso to requiriese. MezclAbanse murmnurdoras. Cesaron Ins conversaciones,
munnnradoras. Cesaron las convenracionec,
en aquel rumor misterioso los nomhres de Diego suspendicronse las risa, los murmullos se apa.
de Quifiones y su esposa Pilar Trelles, sobrinos garon, el trcsillo sufri6 un parentesis capaz de
de la Duquesa, y varias voces habian preguntado comprometer el alza de sus condos, hasta Chiin,
ya con cicrto retintin malicioso, por quo no acu- el perrito americano de la Condesa, dej6 aIs fal-
dia esta i su partida de tresillo, hacia mhs de d encu
S' das de su dueia, para correr al encuentrode aquel
cuatro noches. Mercurio, mensajero de secrets nuevas, levan.
Los chismosos ms hihbilcs en el arte de averi- tando la patta con todo el sire de una pregunfa.
guar vidas ajenas, descubrian ya en et horizonte
Dur6 un moment el silencio do la espects.
dce ln malcdicencia, algo gordo que viniese
SI, q hcion, y deabord6se ruidoso el torreite de la cu- .
distraer sus ocios de verano, y i suplir en part on, y dsord rudoso torrent
riosidad. Cincuenta bocas distintas ascstaron a .
la falta del bale, snprimido en aquellos mismos
Sfalta el baile, sprimido en eos mismos Marquesito, cincuenta preguntas diversas, que
dias per exigencias de un fragile impertinente...
di pr e enas d n aie ietinente.. como otras tantas estocadas evit6 el interesantisi.
Y vaya usted- ver la razon que alegaba el bueno
mo j6ven, con los quite de su perezosos ojos,
del fraile: que los ecos de la orqnesta se con- j6 one te d su perozosos ojos,
y las oscilaciones negativas de so perfumada ca.
fundian con di tiroteo de carlistas y republicans, n d
que a dos leguas de all se batian y so mataban
porque lea dabs su realisima 6 su republicanisi- --Pero qu6 es ello?-inst6 la Condesa, con
ma gana. esa diplomacia femenina, que jamas ataca de
De repente spareci6 en medio del salon, como frente. ISe he suspendido Ia gira de la Mar.
lovido del cielo, .el Marquesito del Pimpollo, quest?
dejando escapar en las mhs agudas notas de su La sonrisa de Pimpollo se dilatd hasta convert.
voz de tiple, esta mggica palabra: tirse en capullo, y contest A s sefiora enviiAdole
-una mirada asesin. ,
.--INoticial I...
Y maravillado del efecto que en la concurren- -No Condest... El jutves, si-el tiempo no lo
cia caussba su exordio, qued6so Inmbvil en me- Impide, rablarin de envidia las Niyadesdel

Urol, averl surcr i V. ss .oidas camino de -- iSe trata de un rapto! I...
Oiquitl'. j IAh ... ICon cuanto gusto estamparfamns
-11tan cntrado los Carlistas en Tolosa?--pre- aqui que a esta escandalosa palabra, cicn voices
gtb cl Coudc atacado su vez, sin tam- sc levantaron A mn tiempo, y cicn.manos scrialn-
PKcO la CRTB ron li puerta de Ia calle, al necio botarate que
P'impullo girb sahre los talones, y sombreaudo deshonriha aquelln casa pronutlciandola ... No
so sourisa de capullo con la gravedad de sus sucedib ald sin embargo: dos solas preguntas se
villte aiios, y la imnportancia de su cargo de at- dejaron oir, pronuncindas en tons divirsos.
Jiuth ditplol (tiyq, quue hacia trees meses campen- --Qui8n es cl Phris?-preguntaron todas las
ba cii sus tarjetas, contest con la seriedad de Elenas con la nervioa avidez de Is curiosidad
Talleyraid y el aplomo de Metternich. pr6xina i verse satisfecha.
Ni han entrado los cnlistas en Tolosa, ni en- -;. Qui6n es Ia Elena ?-dlijeron todos los Piris,
trarin en ninguna parte... querido Conde... Ne- co el tono socarron del que pregunta lo que
ccitan organizer su. cuerpo diploniAtico... Se lo ya le 6 i lo mienos sospecha.
dije i Valdcspina y no me hizo caso.
--agus Elena,-prosigni6 el Marquesito leuta.
.Algunas risits burlouns cometzaron a oirse
Arigunas risits burns oetzrn aoirse mente, como quien planted los terminos de una
per los rincones, y cl diplomitico en agraz, a- ecunctiot, es una conocidisima dama, ornate de
dio desafindolas: a alta R ciedad madrileiin... El Phris es cierto
-CiLnvas y yo opilnamon en.estolo o mismo. Conde prusiano, que harto de cazar javalies en
-Las risitas marcaro n un rapidisimo crescendo, los hosques -de Lituania. ha venido & huscar

que hubiera ascendido i carcajada estripitosa, si
el Marquesito no hibiese reanudado so discurso
-La noticia en question no pertenece & la po-
litica, ni pertenece tampoco A la cr6nica sencilla
de los reporter veraniegos... Pertenece la crbeica
[A la cr6nica escandalosa?.. iJesusl... Y
las honestas mationas y las psidicas doncellas se
taparon las orejas y arrinmaron las cabezas, es-
"trechando el eirculo en torno del diplomntico,
con un zumbido semejante al aleteo de un en-
jambre de murci6lagos-ivmpiros, que se spresta-
.en ki chupar la sangre de usn victim.
El Pimpo llo cornado mitb A todas parties sin
dejsr !de so reir, y externliencto una mano dijo

aventurns en el campo carlista... La Elena ha
desaparecido de Biarritz, dejando A sus hijos con
el aya, yi i an Menelao, que no es rey de Esparta,
sino coronel de D. CArlos, hatidndose a dos pa-
sos de aqni, en las montasfis de Guipuzcoa...
La mecha estaba aplicada, y la mina reventb
en el acto... A'la maligna insiiuncion de aquel
hotarate, cuya petulanci excitaba un moment
intes la risa de todos los presents, un nombre
ilustre, el nombre de Pilar Trelles, hasts ent6n-
ces puro y honrado, brot6 de todos los lahbis,
entire exclamaciones de nsombro, de burls, de
desden, de triunto; sin que i nadie se le ocur-
riese poner en duda la verdad del hecho, sin qie
nadie parase minutes en Ia ruin persons que in
asegurabal... Porque' tiene. el mid en nuestros
tiempos una persuasion tai irresistible, que a1

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rcferir el embustcro vicious itnventados, alcanza -1 Sciiorcs; relata rifero!--lijo at fin el Mar-
mayor crd&ito que al narrar el veraz virtudes quesito, atribuyendo & sus orador,
ciertas; (Triste consecnencia de esa tergiversa. el efecto que causahan sus palabras... Consta
cion del sentido moral que encanalla el corazon, que hace cinco dins tuvo nl Elena, etn Iu casa do
cntontece.el entcndimiento, y embota esa pre- Biarritz, iuni larga conferencia con el presnuto.
ciona cnlidand que liaman entldo comtun, y de- Pairi pruniano, recien Ilegado del ecampo carlis-
bieran de Ilamar sentido rtrol... Porque hahi. ta... Consta que la Elena se dcspidib aquella
tiada nuestra pcrvcrtida sociedad i ta atnimtferna lisma tarde de tas dos niiios y del aya Miss
Sdel escAndaloj encuentra verosiniles en cada in- Black, diciendo que marchnba en cl expr.A para
dividuo las aherraciones y maldades de que ella Parls, A dondle Ia Ilamala un asunto de grandi-
en conjunto se siente culpable, y las acoge, y las sima urgencia. Estaba conmovida, IloroaR y...-
propaga, y lan contents con la rabiosa envidia de I noten ustede i-no permiti6 que nadic la acom-
la barrendern asquerosa, que arroja lodo sore painase i la estacion.
la dama vestida de terciopelo, por gozarse en q
verla i su nivel, manchada en el fange en que ost e noin o abandoned I El
su reino de Esparta, entr6 Miss Black en el teca-
ella misma se revuelca... I Hasta tal punto de-
dor, encontrandose alli de cuerpo present sore
grada at maildicente esr vicio, nunca bastantc
a mesa, un precioso cabm de piel de Rusia, en
anatematizndo, gangrene hasta de almas pindo- I n pc c pe R en
a g e t d a que ella misma hahia visto poner i la senora el
san, que tan horriblemente ha de castigar aqul el e poner I efa
Sqdinero necesario pars el viaje... La buena Miss
Dios que, con ser paz y misericordia, juzga reo atrbuye esto a olvido, y esperando Ilegar In'
,. rc ', atribuyc esto i olviilo, y esperando lelgar i ia
del futeo eterno, al homlrre que lama re A su
del fuego eterno, a hombre qe lamare A su estacion ntes de la salida del trend, echa a correr
hermano lIUca, neciol... .........- T....
co C oo ar env ls 511 SIII.. i V lt

Tan solo un viejo, cuyo gran bigoted blanco le
dabs el aspect de un veteran, se levantb de uO
salto al .oir el grito de los maldicientes, y se acer-
c6 al grupo exclamando:
-IFailsof... falsisimo ...
Contivose sin embargo como tenmeroso de dar
un eschndalo, y haciendo sobre asi mismo tn es-
fuerzo sohrehumano, se qued6 inmbvil escuchan-
do. Su voz no habia sido olda: hablanla aho-
gado otras cien voices que pedian i gritos datos
. y portenores del suceso, con esa especie de em-
briaguez de envidia y de malicia, con que pide
el maaldiciente past para an lengus, i Ia manera
que los antiguos romanos,. con otra embriaguez
quisz m'nos culpable, pedian en elcirco .. ri
.tanoas ar firae ... ,

con el comus para entreglarlo c in al orin... I anov -
intentol... Elena ha salido de Esparta, pcro no
ha liegado i la estacion. Miss Black busca,
pregtanta, indaga, y la scnora no parece. Llega
el trend, vuele i salir, y Miss Black lo ve mar-
char con la boca abierta y el caua. en la manu,
sin que la sefiora haya parecido... Vuelve a casa
creyendo encontrar alll i la Elena, desesperada
por haber perdido el tren, i causa del olvido del
dinero... Pero ni Is Elena estaha en casa, ni.
Miss Black ha vuelto i tener noticias suyds.,.
Cunde la nueva, corre la alarms, p6nese en con-
mocion todo Biarritz, y tira al fin el diablo de Is'
mants... La cindida Elena habia equivocado sin
duda el tren, y en vez de marcharse i Paris se
Shabia ido a San Juan de Luz, hoipedindose en
el Ilotel-Marsan; done casnalHete habia llega-.

do hors Antes el Piris prusiano... La noche es- The blessing began at the West front; thence
tabas srena, ella es espiritual, 61 excentrico, y once to the spacious Chapel, where
juntos ralieron en coche pars Socoa, donde se a temporary altar had been erected, the usiial
emibarcaron... Unos dicen que fueron i pescar prayers and the Litanies of the Saints were recit
con linternas.. Otros que hicieron rumbo dBer- ed. His Grace here spoke a few words, renew.
lin, para impetrar del gran Canciller el apoyo de ing his expressions of pleasure 'at the work he
Alenania, en favor de su senior Rey D. Chrlos was engaged in, for this act of blesssingthe New
-VII... Estas son, sefiores mios, las peripecias Convent was peculiarly welcome to him as being
del drama: i ustedes toca shora sacar las con- the Spiritual Superior of the ladies, who would
secuencias, y atar todos los cabos... soon occupy it to further their labour of love.
y atusandose el Marquesito su incipiente hi- He was sure that this day was but the beginning
gote, puso por contera de su speech, un he dicho of a iew career of usefulness to the inhabitants
en falsete, y dejb libre t su auditorio para que of the Colony. as the past four years had already
atando cada cual el caho que creyese mis opor- proved. These ladies they well knew had re-
tuno, torciesen entire todos el dogal que habia de nounced all the ordinary pleasures and aims in

estrangular la honra de aquella seiiora, cuya
Suiica culpa consistia-- entendedlo bien, pobres
mujeres I-en la desdichada honra de haber tras-
pasado con su elegancia y su belleza, esa peligro-
: sa lnes en que acaba la admiracion, pars dar
lugar i la envidia...
'Be cowtinuawr

Blessing of the New Convent.
".'. "
N Wednesday Feb. 5th, the day before
leaving us, His Grace,.the Arch-
-. bishop of New Orleans, blessed the
New.Convent The weather was threatening,
and this together with the fact of His Grace be.
I.lng wearied. with previbms occupation, made
: t necessary to omit all music during the function.
SMr. Aguirre succeeded in taking a handsome
: view of the new. building, relieved in the fore-
ground by the group of the Archbishop and his
a attendants.
A very large crowd thronged the building.

life, to devote themselves to forming good, in:
telligent, Christian Citizens. The future was a
hopeful one for those under theircharge, forthey
had ever before their eyes in their teachers mo-
del .of high virtue and refined culture. This
alone would he conducive to aspirations after
what was virtuous and excellent. Added to this
was the charitable work of tending the sick, no
matter what their station, creed or ailment The
audience understood from the past what the
future would be, when facilitated by the con-
veniences of the building they stood in.
He wished to express again his gratitude for
the very warm reception he had met with in
Belize and he wished them every blessing.
After passing throughout the entire building,
sprinkling every room with holy water, he passed
to the splendid school room, where a throne had
been improvised and where a select circle of
ladies and gentlemen awaited him.
Here he briefly recapitulated what he had said
upstairs, adding i'Man's life is a warfare. They
needed encouragement and example and these

C jss~.

they would find in the Sisters of Mercy. He
was sure that their presence would be beneficial,
and it afforded him sincere pleasure to witness
the results of their brave efforts. Great results
might be expected in the.future, for their chil-
dren would be well taught and well cared for in
a building so worthy of religion and of educa-
tion. He looked upon it as peculiar favour and
happiness that he was there in time to open so
beautiful an institution, and he felt sure that the
inhabitants of Belize would rise above prejudice
and appreciate the high virtues of the ladies ser-
ving among them.
Mr. Fowler then rose, and said that he was
proud of the Sisters and of their enterprising
spirit: proud of the building, for which they
were indebted mainly to his clever friend.Mr.
Kevlin; and proud of him to whom they owed
all, Sisters and Building, viz. the head of the
Catholic Mission here, F. DiPietro, whose un-
wearying energy had overcome what used to
appear unsurmountable obstacles.
In these days, education was the great thing.
Every means was now provided for this in all its
grades, for boys and girls of every rank, and if
their children were not well brought up, parents
had themselves alone to blame.
Ladies were peculiarly fitted for their work:
men might do some part, but he considered the
gentleness of women indispensable.
They owed the coming of His Grace among
them to the erection of the building and therefore
he rejoiced on that particular score, for he was
sure that to all as to himself this rare favour had
been the source of sincere satisfaction.
DEPARTURE. On the following day at 2. 3(
p. m., Monsignor Leray with his Vicar Genera

and F. DiPietro drove down to the Court-house
wharf, where he was awaited by a large and or-
derly crowd. The reverence for this Prince of
the Church shown by the Catholic portion must
have been a puzzle to those not of the fold. As
F. DiPietro led His Grace to the mass of Catho-
lics, they knelt to receive his parting blessing and
to kiss his ring. To those who have the faith
and recognize in a Bishop a successor of the
Apostles, this act of reverence tells its own story
and bears its own fruit.
The Governor's barge soon after came round,
carrying the Honble. Administrator, his Aide-
de-camp, and Mr. Williamson. His Grace, the
Fathers and a party of gentlemen immediately
boarded her and made for the "City of Dallas,"
where Captain Read was ready to welcome back
his esteemed passenger.
NOTE. We regret having accidentally neg-
lected to give in our former number the title of
the Archbishop's travelling companion. Father
Rouxel is the Vicar General of thedioceseofNew

Mexico y British Honduras

EMOS leido despacio los articulos
que ha ido publicando el Amigo del
Pals" en Refutacion al nuestro de
I I? Mexico y British Honduras" publicado en el

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:-.-.-.-.--- I-
o. IX, Setienbre ppdo. Si cl articulo IV pu- dcrrotan por complete a.las fuerzaeenemig-.,
talicado en el No. 172, Encro2 de 1887 da par dejtndolcs ilcapaces de intentar otra pela.
"acabada Ia contestacion, mincho sentimos en de- Luego par razon de Icgitima conquista scrCaTi
cir que no ha refutado en lo mias esencial al nu- tuyen duenios y scores del territorio declarsm so
ectro, Dcjamos na juicio de los Icctorrs para que complete indepenicncia, In que desdel anio 17,
guzgucu, y para mis aclarar Ins ideas, damos hast 1887, csto cs par 89 a1,iFs nunca ha sidt re-
primero c'iresumen de nuestro articulo, y lucgo clamada, except por algimos articulos lde p.
los de la rcfutacion. riodistas, 6 par. algunas frames vagas de algin
Ministry Mexicano.
El esqulcto del articulo tde question cs cl si-
guincte, tal cual fu6 concebido n la mente tie Siendo tal In historic, cl articulista emplice a
su escritor. Los lngleses que vinicron casual- discutir la cucstion bajo el punto tie vista de de-
alocnte h cstas costas, con today legalidad empc- recho y muestra como, 1no pur tratcado, sino pu
zaron i cortar madras, levantar casas y alnla- derecho de legitima conquista y porprescripcioa
ceues. Por difercntes tratados celebrados con el los Ingleses son Icgitimos poseedores de estm
Gobierno de Espaiia no tuvierom la propiedad del terrenos; siendo la insurreccion de los IIRglcss
terreno. sino la facultad de cortar y exportarma- contra de Espfian una reproduction dd sinli-
deras, levantar caass y altnaccnes, y la tie gober- mero de revoluciones que se hani verificado en
narse con su ys cyes y pr sus Magistrados, a con-' toda la IHistoria del gknaro humanao, las cuates
dicion de reconocer siempre por propietario de ctando -han tcnido" sblido fundanmento con el
tcrrcnos i Ia Corona de Espafia. A pesar dcltan tiempo se han ratificado.
amplias concesioncs, los Espafloles vccinos resi- Se conclude el articulo demostrando. iqu si
dentes co Anirica, par celos 6 por otros nmotivos hubicra di.sputa, esta tendriat que s r cE, L spain
quisieroa molestarlos en la legal posesion de sus v no con Mexico que vino apareciendo despues
dereclhas, (eto es de cortar ntaderms letvatar cmtsi i(. zo as.
y de yoe eruaase por us I are.i.)tical
*. El ainigo del Pain" emipicza su articunln

Los aconmetiern repetida vcs veces quemaron
ca.a.4, caushandoles graves daiios en sus intcresea.
Vien lo que ins reclamaciones eran in6tiles y que
i pesar de las 6rdenes que venian de Espaiia no
dcjahan los Hispano-Americanos de molestarles,
.cudieron al sagrado derecho de rechazar vim
vt tantas tropelhas. Sin embargo no quisieron
ser los primers en acometer, esperaron qie fue-
sen imltlidos h I. hatatla, que se consider come
'I supremea rtazon que debia se de vida 6 maerte.
LO s tpafioles los acometen A St. George's
Cy, lo Ingleses se difienden primer, y luego

con el hccho fundamental que nn grnqw de
Jamniquefos habiendo ocupado el territorio de
la Corona d Espa lo Espa l E afioles, no par ce-
los, pero par dcrecho sagrado de propiedai
quisieron otra vez la desocupacion int ideal
territorio invadido, "modo elocuente y usual
aceptado entire ans naciones independieltes.-
Luego concede que, por el tratado de Pars
en 1673 cedi6 Espafia i Inglaterra in perpto
todo derecho de soberania en Amdrica, pero que
ese tratado fub revocado por 61 de Fontaineblesa
en 1762 y ratificado por el de Paris en 1763, esto s


9o aiios despues, toncediendose solamente a In- de prescripcion de 89 a6os se consideran laI
Claterra la facultad'de no set molestados en su fecha legitimos poseedores.
derccho de cortar maderas, palo tinte, y de le- Los Inglcses no ticnen lderecho de estar en
vantar casas y alinacnecs, asegurhndoles el cnte- British Honduras, dice el Amigo del Pals".-
ro goce de esas facultades. Prueba. Por los Tratados de Paris, de Ver-
Despues pasa la question de ns fortific- saillcs, de Londres &c. no tuvieron mas que fa-,
cDltad de cortar maderas, y si fueron acometirlos
clones mostrando que no tenian derccho los In- cultd dc cortae no debic y s trn acom
glcses en levantarlos y muestra que en virtue del n h or no i tar ah
mnvncionado tratado de Paris no podian levantar Ahora bicn; no os parec cantar extra caro,
los Iglcscs ninguna fortalcza.-De ahl pnsa h los como se dice, el prohar que segun los tratados
tratados de Versailles y i la Convencion de Lon- no tiencn ptro dcrecho los Inglescs de British
dres y so esfuerza en demostrar como por esoq Honduras que ol de cortar madera? Si esto ya ..
(dos docunmentos, no la propiedad sino el usu- lo sabemos y tanto es asl, que lo hemos confes-
fructo de los terrenos con la facultad do levantar tado claramente en el articulo, y solamente pro"
casas y almnacnes fud solamente concedida a los ducimos los tratados pars demostrar la legal
Inrleses. permanencia de los Ingleses en British IIond- -
ras, por contrast la perfidia de los vecinos que
En fin por los dos Tratados de Madrid y Lon- por cnntrasto daban descanso inos q ute le
dres en el present siglo prueba como 1M6xico es mente sehabian establecido no como Propieta-
el legitimo succsor de los derechos.que Espaifa rios, pro come Feudatarios. aA qu6 tanto dis-
ocupaba en Honduras Britnicas. : cutir de tratudos? Pruebe el "Amigo del Pais"
Tals el resume de los dos articulos en con- que la insurreccion fuu illegal, y que la victoria
troversia, de manera que reduciendo todo i for- no dabs derecho & los Ingleses; prucbe que la
ma dial6ctica, el articulo del "Angelus" dice: prescription de 89 ailos nada vale, prucbe que la
La posesion que actualmente tienen los Ingleses presencia de los Cbnsules de difercntcs nacioncs
en British Honduras es legal. Prueba: Los en British Honduras, incluyendo Espafa y M6-
Ingleses establecidos en esos territories a los po- xico no reconoce tacitamente la poscsion legal
cos aiios se entendieron con Espafta y alcanzaron de los Ingleses en este territorio; prueb'e como
legitimo derecho de cortar maderas y levantar Mexico en virtud del tratado de Madrid en 1836
casas. No obstante esos permisos perentorios recibiendo la posesion del Antlguo Vireyno lla-
que prohiben a cualquiera el moiestarlos, los mado antes Nueva Espaiia, recibi6 tambien lo
Hispano-Americanos los atacaban [ cada mo- que Espaiia habiaperdido de antemano; pruebe
mento y ellos en virtud del derecho natural se que en el tratado de LonAres en 1826 reconocen
defendian y levantaban trincheras para librarse los Inglenes de no tener dominion sobre el terri-
de tropelias, per fin se les d auna batalla peren- torio de British Honduras; y_ entonces podran
toria quebrantando los Espafnoles a f de los career los lectoret que se hay refutado el articulo
tratados,.loa Ingleses habiindoles derrotado por del "Angelus," sobre M6xico y British Hon-
completo, en derecho de conquista legal y p6r 01 duras.

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St. Charles College, IA. E.

This College, incotarated in 1852, is Ilost .
favorably situated on the Alexandria Branch of
the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Railroad, c
twelve miles from Vermillionville, and' affords a
the best advantages for classical and commercial cr
Tuition, board and washing ........ $z50o
Entrance Fee-for the first year ..... Io.
Medical Fee.. .... ........ .. ... o
Bed and Bedding ...... .. .. .. .. to
For further particulars apply to
And to Jesuit Fathers, New Orleans and Belize. o
-- --I. .

Colegio de San Carlos,

Matricula (pagadera una sola vez) .. .. $ t1
Manutencion, lavado (al aio).. ...... 2.o0
Medico .. .. .. ..... .... .. .. o
Canna y ropa de carn .......... .. o
I. Se pagara por adelantado cada primer
nutad del ano.
2. No se har. deduction alguna por razon de
auiencia que no pase de an mes.
3. Sose adelantari egun In cantidad depo-
4. El Colegio proporcionart libros, recado
para escribir y demis que necesiten los
S lumnos, A costa de sus padres.
Pars demsA informed se pede acudir a los R R
Padres de Belize.

Morlan, Jeweler of Belize,




Watches and Jewelry Repaired.
Se Compone Relojes y Joycria.

Correspondence Solicited.
Se Solicita Correspondencia.


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Established In 1863,




Fancy Goods,

GitocEiuls ;



Contractor to the Imperial and

Colonial Governments;

For Supplies to Troops, Hospital, Poor House,
Asylum and Gaol.


See WEEKLY.-he Colonial Gmardiax.

New Orleans & Belize



dh @rihans, girttd

CLARKE Commander,

C. W. READ, Connmander.

THROUGH Bills of Lading signed to all
European and American Ports, and Rall-
road Passage Tickets sold thro' to any part
of the United States.

John Hunter, Belize.
Macheca Bros., New Orleans.
Anderson & Owen, Livingston..
De Le6n & Alger, Puerto Cortes.
Binney Melhadg & Co.,. Truxillo.

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Convent of Our Lady of Mercy,: Belize,


Select School for. young ladies, Boarders and

Besides what is comprised in the usuaL course of a first-class English educa-
tion, French is taught if required. Also elementary Drawing .and the
simpler kinds of fancy work.
Extras, Mrsic, Piano or Guitar,
Boarders, .$ r50. oo half a year.
Day-scholars, :$ 5. oo a month.
For particulars apply to tOe Reverend Xother at the CostCaf.

Convento de Ntra. Sra. de las Mercedes, Belize.

---- :o0 .--.- -- .

Escuela select para Senoritas, Pensionistasy Externas.

Ademhs de to que se comprende e eel curso usual de Educacion. Inglesa de
ra. clase, se ensefia el Frances cuando se desea, Dibujo elemental y los
trabajos mas sencillos on Obras de fantasia.
Extras, Misica, Piano, Guitarra.
.. Pensionistas, I$ 5O. 0o, por semeatre
Externas, :$ S. oo menstales.
Paa teimer I rmemres, tIriltre a i rereda al L 8Upe rlra del CIlreate.




th. month. : March 1887.
I. I at 554.- First.( arter.
Sin 8. at 5.46. Changes S. Full Moon.
15. at 54 of 15. Last Quirtie.
riss. 23. at 5.3A8. Moon. 23. New Moon.
30. at 5.33. 30.. First Quarter.

S. Theodora, M.
S. Francis of Pauln.
Palm Sunday, S. Richard, B,C.
S. Isidore, B. D.
S. Vincent Ferrer.
S. Celestine, P.
Maundy Thursday. S. Celsus
Good Friday. [B.
Holy Saturday.
Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday.
Easter Tuesday.
S. Hermenegild, M.
S. Justin, M.,
SS. Basilissa and Anastasia,

t6 S
:8 M
19 T
20 W
21 Th
22. F'
23 S
24 Su.;
25 M
26 .T.
27 W
28 Th
30 5S

S; Lambert, of M.
Low-Sunday. S. Stephen aerding Ab.-
S. Apollonius, M. Marriages may now
S. Elphege, B.M. [be solemnised.
SS. Sulpicius and Servilianis, MM.
S. Anselm, B.D.
SS. Soter and Galus, PP., MM.
S. George, M., Patron of England.
2nd after Easter, :S: Mellitun, B' '
S. Mark, Evan. Litany. :
SS.. Cletus and Marcellinus,. PP.,
'S. gbert. g[MM.
S. Paul of te Cross. S. Vitalis, M.
S. Peter, M.
S. Egbert.

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March 3ist. Mission Service.t 7 p.m. Evening Serviceat.7 p.m.
April Ist. Children's Easter Con ..un-. 8. 3. p
ion t .m. Sermon of the Seven words at pm.
3. Blessing of Palms at 9 a.m. Evening Service at p.m.
7. Mass at 7 3o. 7 30ervice at 7 3'.


4 M
5 T
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Page 62 'Old Stolies .
Colony Notes, .. ..Page 62 Old Stones, .. ..
CToloy NoteS,.. 63 La Maledicencia, ..
The Holy SecG .. ......
Dedicatiouof St. F. Xavier'sC. 63 A Gunshot, .
Satanis al alma pecadora, .. 65 Domingo de Ramos,
Himno i Leon XI[I., .. ** 66_

Colony Notes.

We take this our earliest opportunity of record-
ing our sincere regret at the death of Captain Hall,
late Acting Magistrate in Belize, and of express-
ing our deep sympathy with his bereaved wife
and family. Though esteemed and honoured
by the general public, as a conscientious man
and a gentlemanly officer of the Crown, this
paper owes him a special debt of gratitude and
friendship for his affability and kindly spirit to-
wards the Jesuit Missioners in the North.
He was present at the Siege of Sebastopol, and
later on served in the 2nd West-India Regiment.
His subsequent career as a planter and Magis-
trate in this colony is well known to our readers.

The Honble. R. M. Pickwoad has been ap-
pointed, provisionally, to act as District Magis-
trate at Belize.

A general invitation is issued in the Govern-
ment Gazette to all persons interested in the
Queen's Jubilee, to attend a meeting in the
Council Chamber on Tuesday April 5th at 7 30
p.m. to consider how best to celebrate the event.

Turning to the Pope's Jubilee, we would re-
mind all Catholics that it is time to be moving
in this affair of universal interest.

Rev. Pathei DiPletro has been visiting the
Northern Stations and administering Confirma-
Ston at the principal villages.

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... 75
.. .. 77

The Catholic Select School will give a public
Exhibition of Studies towards the end of April.

We had hoped to have given some interesting
details of the Administrator's visit to Corozal
and Orange Walk, and of his peaceful raid up-
on the rancho of the notorious Sefior Lopez,
where a handful of Indians were said to be col-
lected, but the expected letter has not reached us.
We understand however that His Honour could
get no one to accompany him in this reconnoitre
except Father Molina and a trembling guide.
His approach emptied the place of its occupants,
who took refuge in the bush.
At Corozal and Orange Walk, in the latter
of which towns Mr. Fowler laid aside prudence
perhaps, in order to reassure the fleeing towns-
men, by refusing to pass the night in fort or
barracks, he spoke stiff, practical words: telling
the people that if they wished to persuade the
Indians to come upon them they could not pur-
sue a-better plan than that one they were adopt-
ing, viz. fleeing at the shadow of an enemy.
They were either contented or not contented
beneath the flag, under which they had sought
shelter: if contented, let them keep the laws, and
if not contented, they had better quit the colony
at once, for anyone found breeding disturbance
or spreading alarming reports would be instant-
ly and severely chastised. The audience receiv-
ed the plain speaking like wise men and ack-
nowledged that His Honour spoke the truth.


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The Holy See,
"The political revolutions of the times are
:6ough to seal the deathwarrant of Catholicism."
%o wrote the Rev. Dr. Channing in 1836, think-
ng that modern State progress and adherence to
ancient Catholic- tradition were incompatible.
Ilad he lived till to-day he would acknowledge
.hat the Catholic Church is nowhere more vigor-
.usly alive than in the United States, and that
lhe democratic government of that country could
ind no more sincere supporters than the mem-
Iers of the Catholic body. lie would probably
be surprised at this, but he would be much more
astonished to find the leading politicians of the
country, with an anxiety which may be describ-
ed as almost breathless, waiting for the Pope's
decision on a question which closely affects the
very framework of American society. Nor is
his right to pronounce judgment doubted except
by Mr. Henry George and a small sprinkling of
extremists, who are looked upon as a danger to.

In monarchical Prussia as well as in the demo-
cratic United States Dr. Channing, had he been
now alive, would discover a very manifest dis-
position to cultivate the good favour of the Su-
preme Pontiff. The veteran diplomatist, Prince
Bismarck, is feverishly anxious to let the electors
of the Fatherland know that he is fighting a bat-
tle which has been approved of by Leo XIII.,
and that all who oppose him are acting contrary
to the Pope's wish. His Holiness is too solici-
tions for the national rights of the Prussian Ca-
tholics to assume, even when alluring promises
are held out to him by the Chancellor, the office
of dictating to them a political policy. He re-
cognises that it is not his province to impose up-
on them the obligation of accepting his views.
Whilst the action of Prince Bismarck is a proof
of the vital moral power of the Papacy, the at-
titude of the Pontiff i -a complete refutation of
the argument that amongst Catholics Home Rule
means Rome rule,-Catholic Times.e

Dedication of St. Francis Xavier's Church, Nassau.

Some of our readers, who have friends or in-
terests in Nassau, will be glad to know the fol-
lowing facts:-
N Sunday last. the Roman Catholic
Church of Nassau was solemnly bless-
ed and dedicated by the Right Rev.
Dr. Corrigan, Archbishop of New York, in the
presence of a very large assemblage of people
of all creeds and classes. At the appointed
hour, to o'clock, the Archbishop, robed in the
his Episcopal vestments, wearing his mitre and
a chaste and beautifully embroidered white cope,
left the sacristy and walked around the Church
outside, sprinkling its walls with "holy water,"
the priests meanwhile chanting the Psalms. The
procession then entered the Church, the same
process being repeated on the inside walls, the.
choir of priests intoning the "Litany of the
Saints." After this, the Archbishop read very
solemnly some prayers, and then addressed the.
congregation. He said that it was a great joy
and satisfaction to him to meet the Catholics of
Nassau-a'joy that amply compensated for the
length and the fatigue of the journey. To visit
and encourage a flock committed to his care was
part of the Bishop's office,-and the good
shepherd would leave the nine and ninety sheep
that are all cared for, to give his guidance and
ministrations to the one most needing attention.
He then explained in brief the ceremony of
the dedication of the Chapel, and gave some
reasons for placing it under the patronage of St.
Francis Xavier, the Apostle of the Indies.
After the address, Dr. Corrigan retired to his
throne, which had been specially erected and
handsomely draped, where he assisted at Mass

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clothed in ,pontificalibtus." The Altar and fused to co-operate with God's grace, and hard-
Sanctuary were ablaze with lights. ended their hearts like Pharaoh.
The sermon was preached from the Gospel of Proceeding next to the .second point of his
the Sunday--the parable of the sower and the discourse, namely, that the Word of God, in all
seed. The text was: "To you it is given to its efficacy, has been revealed to us, the Arch-
know the mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven, bishop confined his remarks chiefly to the Cotn-
but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may mentary of S. Ambrose on the power of God's
not see, and hearing may not understand." Word: "it purifies, it illumines, it enflames;"
Attention was called to the fact that otur and illustrated each of these three qualities hy
Blessed Lord, who so yearned for the salvation many striking instances.
of souls that He came down from Heaven on From the wonderful perseverance of the Japa-
purpose to redeem them, should seem to hide nese in the Faith, despite innumerable difficul-
His meaning from the multitudes, as though His ties, whictrwas the result of St. Francis Xavier's
words were spoken for their rejection and con- apostolate, the Archbishop took occasion to ex-
demnation, that seeing they should not see, and hort his own little flock to emulate so noble an
hearing should not understand. example, and to be faithful in the discharge of
But the difficulty, the Archbishop remarked, their religious duties, and the service of the
was only seeming. Sound sense, as well as Holy Almighty.
Writ advises that where there is no hearing," The music of the Mass was sung by a select
it is useless "to pour out words." The mul- choir, the principal singers being Mrs. Hutchin-
titude that listened at Capernaum had no real son of Utica, N. Y., and Mrs. Higgins of Ham-
desire to hear and be instructed. Amongst them ilton, Canada; Mrs. Hutchinson's voice is a.
a most wondrous sign had been wrought, and magnificent soprano, and her solo in parts of the
undeniable miracles; and yet they remained so Credo was perfection itself. The duet by these
indifferent that Our Lord himself said their con- ladles at the Offertory was delightfully render-
dition in the last day would be worse even, and ed. Mrs. Powles, who is an accomplished mu-
and more inexcusable, than that of Sodom. sician, played as only skill and talent could, on
They were blind by their own fault, the fine instrument lent by her for this occasion.
This thought was developed by an analysis of In the afternoon at 4 o'clock the Archbishop
the work of redeniption,-which implies always prtdched, explaining the Sacraments, especially
a twofold element,--God's gracd,-whih is Confirmation, which he administered to a num-
nevet wanting, and man's co-operation. The ber of candidates, among whom were some
necessity and bestowal of divine gtace were adults.
illustrated by many textf of Scripture, as also The whole Altar and place was a garden of
man's correspondenice Both elements are need- flowers, tastefully arranged by Mrs. Ortia, Miss
d, as neither the seed alone, nor the good soil S(t irt and Miss t.Henry Mr. Michael Ryan.
alone will yield the golden harvest, but the happy id i ai Saista, wal moat ttentle,--i a
nio of both. The people of Capernaum -re- -i arda.

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Satanas al alma pecadora. r

H E conoces? q
Yo soy el enemigo de tu alma, pero
siempre enemigo curifioso al que
complacen todas tus debiiidades, todos tus de-
fectos, todas tus miseries, y de una manera es-
pecial, todos tus pecados.
-- Me conoces?
Yo soy cl que en la niiiez procurb abrir tus
ojos inocentes i la malicia, y mins adelante hube
de proporcionarte amistades que en el colegio y
en la sociedad despertasen tus pasiones por mn-
dio de palabras equivocas, cuentos lascivos, no-
velas impidicas, folletos y peribdicos lenos de
un veneno sutil 6 muy grosero, scgnn era el es-
t6mago que habia de digerirlo...
a Me conoces?
Yo soy, hija mia, el que invcnt6 esos juegos
inocentes de las tertulias, con los cuales pesco
muchas almas, al abrigo de los descuidos de las
mamas, que se creen muy lists,
Yo tambien invented los bailes de conflanza,
los concertos de familiar, las representaciones de
charadas'y otras mil zarandajas que me han da-
do gran cosecha de pecados, entire las familiar
btenas A quienes horrorizan los cspcctaculos y
diversiones p6blicas.
--jMe conoces?
Yo soy Ioh j6ven estudiantel el que dicto
esas lecciones materialistas y ateas qu e t recipes
de boca de tus maestros, mis. auxiliaries, para
secat tu corazon y apartarle del amor de Ae
lDosdi quien detesto.
'--Me conocest
SA ml se deben, p6dlca j6ven, esos vestidot tan
largos unas veces y tan eortos otraes sol como
Slos de etiquets, de bailey, de corte 6 para grande

euniones, que la moda exige sean largos de co-
a y cortos de cuello, produciendo mai pecados
ute yo mismo, a no ser lo que soy, pudiera
--iMe conoces?
Soy el mismo de todos los aflos; el autor de
os bailes de mAscaras, y vengo con el deseo de
iempre, i ganar muchos partidarios que han de
ariler, mis tarde, como troncos magnificos en el
Oigo muchas voices que dicet: (Paparruchat
el infierno no existe.
Bien, amigob miios, bien, me alegro que asd lo
proclameis, pars que, sin pensarlo, caigai en 61 -
de cabeza. Eso dc que no existed es otra broms
min de carnival.
I Qud bromazos hago que se den, hombres y
mujeres, todos los ailos!...
SA cuantos hago perder la vergilenza I A
cuintas el pudor! Qua cosecha tan grandded
blasfemniasl iCuintos jucgos prohibidosl
iCuintas relaciones interrumpidas!t Cuantos
matrimonios deshechos I CuAnto vino l Qu
derrochel (Cuintas pufialadas I CuAntoshi-
jos desgraciados I...
-iMe conoceis todos?...
A ml so deben esas cosas y cuanto malo
existe... ILhstima que i pesar de todo arda y
me consume siempre por today uns eternidad, y
brame de coraje por Iss obras buenas que hacen
los hombres I...
El alma pecadoro.-Selor, ten pledad do eta
oveja descarrlids y do todas lss ofensas que des-
de la nsies claman vengansa de TI contra ml I
iPerd6name, oStor, y has que seannqucmadas
en Ia hoguers de ml arrepentimlento, abrasin.
dome Incesantemente en lu llamas de tu divino


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SSefiotr, perdona i tantos pecadores como hoy
teofenden, porque no sabcn lo que se hacet I!!
..Miericordia, Seior, miscricordia y gracia.-
L. A. de S.
Himno a Leon XIII.
SViva Leon, Vicario del Altisinio!
Que sit sien quiso orlar:
Le ha dichoi V con tu rugir fortsimno
El nlundo despertar."
Del Vaticano ruge en la alta roca;
Pero es voz del cielo cl rugir de El,
Que de este Leon magnhnimo en la boca:
Las abejas del cielo hacen su miel.
Al vasallo demand la obediencia,
Al rey justicia y paternal amor:
Hace et salir et sol de la ciencia
Qae disipe las nubes del error.
Luce en su frente su knima serena,
Y el rayo en ao mirar de pensador; -
Y asu palabras son suave cadena
Con que' atrae corazones al Creddor.
Td abiertos, cual la cruz, tienes los brazos,
Quieres pueblos trash pueblos estrechar:
.. Buscando vas at qtte huye tus abrazos,
Y at que halls muerto vuelves i animar.
En tu escudo te ve una hermosa estrella;
Th el astro: escudo, Io es la humanidad;
Muistrale el pnerto, in eoto Lamen bella,
Qtie es noche, y crece mis la tempestad.
El Potente, que se hizo su Vicario,
T e sea presto, sl, .bertador:
Y el Vaticano, que hoy es Calvario,
Serk para ts.,glorias un Tabor.

D Veag uer.,

Grown gray and furrowed by the wear of
There stands an image of Christ's saving
It hears no name, no scroll, no tersi knit
But Holy Relic of that faith divine,
By God's appointed to our country hirne
'Tis like a jewel from a ravaged shrine
That 'beams undimmed though from the
enamel torn.
ZECHIEL DAUBOY had cultivated
from his infancy a taste for painting.
As a boy lie used to exercise his na-
tive genius in a variety of ways; at one time he
would take the charred wood from the kitchen
hearth stone and trace upon the deal table, at
which he sate for breakfast, figures of strange
nondescripts, creatures of his own fertile brain ;at
another with a piece of chalk he would scratch
the barn wall with copies of any object that stood
within range of his eager eye; at another he
would combine his materials, and produce faci-
ful designs on the bottom of the wheelbarrow or
on the door step, or in fact wherever a suitable
surface presented itself. Of course these eccen-
tricities were not allowed by. the tidy materfamn-
lins, who had invariably to resort to the
broomstick or gingham umbrella to chastise the
offender and then wash out the labours of this
young hero with soap and water.
But the trouble was not confined to lioln, fir
when Ezechiel got to school he had occasion to
stand many a'time and oft before the enraged
Domine to account for the quaint designs that
were everywhere figuring about the premises.
"Dauboy, if ever I see you at work again with
that chalk or charcoal, I shall be bound to ad-
minister such a castigation, as shall not be for-
gotten Kit a day. Do you'hear, Sir? Go to yoar

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mooks, sir, and read. What does the first corn- though as he grew older, he visited large towns
uIludment say? Thou shalt not make to thyself and cities of the States and beheld magnificent
ty graven thing nor the likneas of any thing piles of.buildings and edifices of rare beauty hand
hat is in the heavens above or on earth below." costliness,'they did not please his artistic bent.
The hoy went home with this puzzle and There was no poetry in them, no hittrvn or tra-
LEzchiel's mother had some difficulty in explain- edition attached to them, no surroundings which
ing to her hopeful exactly what was meant, for corresponded to the elevated -ideal in his soul,
lie pointed to sonic old oil paintings against the nor to the descriptions he had seen of an Escu-
wall; but as she was as anxious as the school- rial-Notre Dame-San Angelo, Fountains, Co-
mastir to check his perpetual smudging, she only logne--Melrose, Furness--Ripon-Eleanor's
partially calmed his uneasiness, by saying that cross-Westmistter--' inchester &c, and other
when he was able to do things properly, then he names. After a number of yearsof unprofitable,
might exercise his skill without rebuke. Nay ins pecuniarysense,and unsatisfactory drudgery,
more, she promised the little culprit, that iflie he came to the determination to pass to the old
would leave off his bad habit, she would bring world; so he packed up his sketch board and
him twenty five cents' worth of paper and a black- colour box and started on his first voyage.
lead next time she went to town. The huge town of Liverpool with its forests
However as the precocious youngster advanc- of masts and its granite basins and floating
ed in learning he somehow or other bridge-its smoke and its turmoil were not an
aged to acquire a practical knowledge of his encouraging prelude to the enthusiast's hoped-
favourite art, and yearned daily more and more for pleasures, but here he gathered information
to see for himself some of the wonderful things of the whereabouts, and he proceeded north-
with which he had become acquainted in his wards. As the iron steed sped. through the cul-
with which he had become acquainted in his
tivated fields accommodating travellers repeat-.
Reader, and become their to speak, tivated fields accommodating traveller repet-
edly pointed out objects of his heart.
by collecting. for himself copies of all that he e pointed out objects of his heart.
The three sister towers of Ormsknirk, The
might have the pleasure to come across. Tenm-
ple, Cathedras, Ruined Abbey, Monastries, ruined chantry at Burscough; and again,
Monuments, Kc.&c.- r whilst waiting at the junction foi the connecting
Monuments, Kingslhishops&c.&c.--What were
train, he heard about Penworthamn I'riory and
they? The rude engravings of them which he train, le heard about Penworthasn 'riory aid
Tulkcth Hall. Then they passed under the rug-
had the luck to possess were inferior samples,
and ly served to stimulate him more and more ged peak and the Houghton towers and at last re-.
and served to stimulate him more and more
with the notion of getting abroad. In his vil- ached the old town of Ribchester called by the
Romans "Coccium" whence he had been as-
lage of some twenty houses the nearest approach
sured, he might commence his tour with ad-
to something grand was a square-built preaching u he might commence his tour ith
chapel, which differed from the other houses vantae.
A steady shower of rain had washed down the
only that nobody lived in it, and that it was of face nature nd the blaring sun formed a
face of nature and the blazing sun formed a
considerably large dimensions. world of reflecting diamonds, flashing from the
This disposition never left Ezechiel and full trees and the green award, and the. limpid

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water, if RIillle floicd easily on beneath the
arches of the old bridge, as Ezechiel stayed for
nmomnct to prospect the scene.
Mv hopes are not deluded;" said he this is
beautiful I"
I lere wns poetry already made I--here was art's
trIesure grouped before him I-here was anti-
(pitv, which never dies, hut in its wrinkled
fol-miln still speaks more clearly than volumes of
0l hiStic lore I
Ding dong, ding ding dong, was swaying
hither and thither from the massive belfry of the
old parish church and echoing away in the dis-
tant woods, as Dauboy entered beneath its low-
browed door-way and gazed in reverent awe on
the antique fane, so different from the deacon's
chapel. Having refreshed himself with this first
taste of his predilection, he made advances for
friendly chat with the wise ien of the place;
Their strange dialect however became a barrier
to progress. "Whly, here are Englishmen who
don't know English I-That's the trouble I Why,
they actually do not know a modern language !"
said Ezechiel; antiquity again I )auboy forgot
that even to the niore intelligent his own peculiar
accent seemed foreign.
Nevertheless he managed to gather enough
linfonnation to mark out his itinerary with
toleralile exactness and after a hearty breakfast
hie completed a few of the pictures he had
thought gems for his poHtfolio and commenced
Shis pilgrimage of love.
"Bll what is this ?" said he, as he passed within
Sa mile or so of the village, "of rough stones there
Sar* plenty( I feel, but this has fotm and design I
Well, I will take a note of it for after inquiry" said
he, and he trudged along; He next passed the
old church of the Knights Hospitallarx, now

abandoned to all serviceable purpose, and before
even passing beyond the shadow of its low walls,
he encountered another block and then another..
" Now," said Ezechiel, "these 'ere can't lie mile
stones, for they don't mark miles; nor water
troughs, for they would not afford drink to a
pigeon." However he took a sketch on the pros-
pect of arriving at iome solution of their pur-
pose, by comparing their sizes and shapes with
similar objects, which no doubt he would
come across in his journey, and went nli. lie
mused over every possible. use to which thlce
quarried stones could have been applied, Inathis
responses always brought with them a peck of
insurmountable objections, till lie espied in the
centre of an open moor a figure which had some
some pretensions to actuality, he thought, so
crossing the old fashioned ladder stile, lie went
up to it,

"'Oh, now I see. This enables me to arrive at
some sort of conclusion; let me copy it at once,
for I doubt not, that this is the key to the mys-
tery. After a survey of the esthetic position of
the monument, he selected as an artistic back-
ground a well wooded hill called Keibble End:
and a rude stone wall which bounded the fell-
side-road he turned to service as a hreakline, and
the little gorse, that was blooming around it, he
admirably requisitioned for the carpeting or fore-
ground. He began to trace. The lines repre-
sented a sort of heart embedded between the
arms of a cross, the foot of which was sunk into
a square pedestal, such as he had seen on the
road side from Ribchester. He had made con-
siderable advance with his colouring when this
attention was interrupted by the sniffing of a dog
beside him, and on turning round, saw a couple
of sportsmen approaching.

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A friendly good da:y was mutually exchanged
and Ezechiel began to rejoice in the hope of ac.
quiring information concerning some of the ob-
jects he had come cross.

"Stranger," said Dauboy, I have long had a
fancy to step across this side, atld view with my
own eyes the historic relics.of other days; and I
confess that though I have lahoured somewhat
to possess myself of the necessary acquaintance
touching on these 'ere things, there are many I
guess that I am quite at a loss to understand."

"Now Sir, you see this looks, like a cross, and I
have a riotion that it has seen thrice as many hun-
dred years as I've seen tens. Could you assist
me in any way in benefiting my knowledge ?"
Well, friend, I don't doubt I can give you
some assistance, which though rather undefinite
still is sufficiently precise to guide you in future
You see, stranger, in America we have none
of these things. 1 reckon they are all out of date.
They don't suit no purpose, you see, and when I
consider their location, I guess I am more puzz-
led still. That's the trouble, for this 'ere aint a
grave yard."
"Well friend-I get you pardon-hut Mr.-?"
"Oh yes, my name is Ezechiel Dauboy, a
citizen of Idaho, United States of America in the
other world."
"Thank you; well -Mr. Dauboy, as you
are evidently of an inquiring disposition I should
be most happy to render you all the help I am
able. You see for years I have traversed these
fells, time after time in pursuit of game, and this
old monument, with so many others that are to
be met with in. the neighborhood precisely

worked the same effect on me as on yourself."
"Exactly so that's the trouble," interrupted
"What do they all mean? you will inquire;
how did you get there? and so forth? interpos-
ed the squire.
"Now that's it-that's the trouble I"
"Well, I put myself to work. First I scoured
the district, to discover how manny there were,-
how disposed,-what peculiarity of shape,-
what the folk lore said about them, and then I
went to a Icarned old priest at the college below
to beg his kind assistance, and so came to a sort
of comprehension of the loyly-the.rmson d'etre of
these stones."

"I sam amazingly glad to have made your ac-
quaintance, stranger, and I hope you will not
take it amiss, if I say that I shall be mighty happy
to tarry awhile with you-if it be your pleasure."

"You are right welcome; but go on with your
sketch, and when you have completed it, we will
walk leisurely towards my house, and there you
may avail yourself of the notes I have gathered
on the very subject of your present study.
Ezechiel soon despatched his task, and the party
descended the'solitary lane and through the vil'
lage of Hurst Green, in the middle of whichi,
when the roads forked off to Clitheroe, Preston
and the college, stood a plain stone cross, set itt
an old socket."

Now that's the trouble again," said Ezechiel,
that's like old Moses with a new hat ont I say,
stranger, that oughtto be knocked down. I don't'
see no beauty in that. Whoever set up that'ere
cross, knew nothing about his business. Don't
you see the new part is very square and exact'

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d the base below is ancient of the ancient type,
which we have been mooting over the hill
"Do you really think so? asked the squire,"
",however if you will allow me I will give
you an explhtatiot of the pardonable anachron-
ism which you observe. In my father's time,
the old original cross, corresponding in every
detail to the one on the fells, still stood, and
strange to say a bigoted neighbour conceived a
sort of hatred against it-nobody exactly can
say why-and not unfreqiuently he said hard
things about it, which a religious man, as he pre-
tended to be, for he was a sort of preacher, should
not have said. He however fell into the brook
there below the mills after one of his furores,
and was drowned. Nothing daunted at this his
son and heir continued the same tune, and put
on the swell and after ranting about idolatry
started forth with a sledge hammer to demolish
"That's the trouble," chimed in Ezechicl.
"Well, would you believe it, friend, to the scan-
dal of the whole vicinity he struck it, and it fell
into fragments, one of which lit on his foot and
bruised it somewhat. The bruise began to mor-
tify and day by day grew worse in spite of the
practical remedies applied to it, and he died
rabid, avowing that he had determined to destroy
the papist cross. The country folks around al- their own idiom said "It was judged
"A remarkable and singular coincidence, cer-
tainly," rejoined Dahuoy.
Well perhaps so, hut it is not singular, foi
more than one of these old crosses enjoys similar
tradition, in fact it is generally considered a rans
e -, ,,.oeed v rs

thing to insult them. The people at once set
about erecting this one in reparation and my
father assisted in the work."
Well, well, excuse me, stranger, hut I want
to get at the bottom of this concern. You see I
paint of your persuasion, in fact I guess I don't
belong to any. My old schoolmaster was death
on giving us Bible, and my mother, a powerful
Christian-dead and gone-used to quote it
mightily too, but beyond that and an occasional
discourse by the deacon my religious education
is in my own heart."
"For that reason, my friend, the antiquities of
old England will be always an enigma to you.
For Cathedrals and ruined monasteries through
the length and breath of the land, the names of
cities and villages, even the calendar of court
sittings as well as the feasts and fasts, all point
out the same fact as these old stones."
And what may that be pray?"'-
"Why, that England was thoroughly Catholic,
yes, Catholic to the very narrow. But don't let
us get off the track. You say you want to get
to the bottom of the concert of these old stones,
and that we will do, as soon as we have had
lunch, for you see this is the gate to my house."
A large mansion, surrounded by'trees vener-
able-in age and majestic in appearance flanked
the edifice antd a neat lawn, encompassed by
beds of blooming roses, pinks, carnations and
several varieties of rare plants; of rho-
dodendrons too, whose sombre leaves contrasted
Switch the light lawn,, stood at intervals along the
walks, and over the door-way the sweet wood-
r bine climbed and spread its soft perfume around.
r It was precisely an English gentleman's home.
STo be contftinke

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La Maledicencia. Este Ie ( una amistosa palmadita en cl honm-
bro, y sentlndosecen unlnpfque alll cerca habia,
IV. cruz6 una pierna sobre otrn, y dijo con grade
C ocln. na:

IENTRAS cl Marquesito habhla, el -Putes yo Ic digo k V., Marqu& lqueridisimo,
vijd bige b o se m a s quo todo to (iqute aca de contar e un tejido tide
viejo del higate blianco se mordia nlas
i uias, daba vucltas sobre un pie como
s( tuvicran e el cuerpo una legion de diablos, y Un nmrmullo de cdsaprobacion acogii aquel-
n9 se tirala de los pelos porque era calvo. las palabras pronmnciadas con voz estent6rea, y
sorprendlidJo cl Marqucsito, comio ciraton que at
Otro viejo de fisonomia vulgar y traje ramplon, rprendo c M com raton ule
satir repleto do la despcnsa so tropicza con on
hallAbase a corta distancia, sentado en unn de salr r to
gato, contcsth:
esas sillas de tijera que Itaman de fumar, aun-
que ntunca hayan olido el hmno de on triste ci- -iAhbsurdos, mi general?... En ese caso le
garro. Escuchaba &ste la conversation como dire to tie Bileau.-Riei nwins vri, que 14
(Iqie oyc Ilover, sin que pudiese adivinarsc por verit" (i)...
Is impasible rostro de besugo, si pertenecia k El General no se dctuvo i contestar que nunca
esos seres egoistas que ven estallar una bomb Boileau habia dicho semejante cosa, y prosigui6
sin inmutarse, con tal de que no les alcance nin- impert rrito:
gun casco, 6 h esos otros pusiltnimes qtte por su -Dignine V. si no, quiien o ha dicho.
position subalterna 6 so cobarde poquedad de -Todo San Sebastian lo decia anoche.
animo, jamis salen A la defense de an amigo, -yY por d6nde hallaha San Sebastian?...
contra un enemigo poderoso. Era el adminis- jPor las bocas de sus cafones, b por la frola
trador del Duque. del puerto?...
A este hombre se acerc6 en dos saltos el del -No senior: por las veinticinco mit lenguas
bigote blanco como poseido de una idea repen- que tienen sus habitantes, si no miente la esta-
tina, y agarr'ndolo por un brazo, conenz6 i ha- distica.
blale en voz baja. Pisose el otro de pi6 con _-Y de cuAl de esas lenguas to escuch4 V.?
gran pachorra y empujindolo el del bigote hasta -Casanova to coat6 en pleno casino.
la puerta, le hizo salir diciemno: Y quis n lo contd Casanova ?
-Vaya V. y vuelva pronto, D. Matias; y en- -in cs d cblagos no se hal
tcre bien la Duquesa... que yo me encargo de n ca e abagrd no se haa
entretener i estas viboras. otra cOs.
Mihntras tanto el Marquesito habia terminado -j qai6n lice6 is noticis i casa de Tabla-
ts relacion, y at volverse hacienda una pirueta gorda?
para contester & una dams, que ms escandaliza- -Y yo0 qui sc?-replic6 cl Pinpollo, co-
da quue ta otras, le hacda ntevas preguntas, en-
contrbse frente i frente con el del bigote blanco. (i) Nada mis inverostmil quc it verdad.

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menzando i erizar sus s.i..l Dc lkcnua en
Ictngua ha carrido ia notic'a.
-rues ahi Ic esperaba yo A V., amiguito...
Luego se trata de un dlcho, y no de un herho,
Ipuesto qe i nadie pIede usted prerentarme que
haya visto al prusiano y la Quiiionce, iemnar-
Scandose en Socon, o pescando en alta mar con
linternas, b en convcrsacion tirada con cl grati
Canciller de AlemAnia, comoo con tanta agudeza
asegiraba V. bacc poco... Y contra ese dicho
que no ticne cl fundamento de tun hecho proba-
Sdo, tengo yo otro hecho que i todos nos costa.
-La reconocida virtud y la vida intachable de
: Pilar de Trelles.
El Marquesito se sonri6 compasivamente de
Ia candidez f6sil de aquel Nestor, capaz decreer
en Lucrecia y de near el robo de las Sabinas,
y conest6 'en ademan de volverle la espalda:
-General... ;vx populi, iox c(eli!... No te-
corre un dicho tantos centenares de lenguas,-sin
reconocer por origen an hecho positive.
El General se puso en pie de an golpc, como
:si tuviese en las rodillas muelles de acero, y po-
niendo una mano en el hombro del Marquesito,
como le echa cl gato la zarpa al raton que se le
escape, le dijo:
-Pues yo Ie pruebo i V. que la an6cdota mis
ilasignificante no pasa por una docena de lenguas,
- sin quedar completamente falsificada.
-Dificil le seri k V. probar eso.
-De manera sencilllsma... Es un juego muy
Sdivertido... Condesa, Smos...
Otro mtirmullo de desaprohadon agitb ln
* cuncurrenia, y varies voices burlonas m.urm.a
.t on per l a o.-lAy l Geheal nho a &

ensciar el juego de P'ildrigfna.
-No: cs el de los Polltos.-Quiza sea cl ile
Ia Gulliitu cie/u.-Se equivocan ustedes; es el
juego del esco:dite... Al General se In han en-
sefiado los carlistas.-No sea V. malicio.s... Si
el pohrl sc esconde, es porque cl olor de la p61-
vwra le produce hist6ricos.-- Por cso ha empu-
fiado el lanzon de Don Quijotc, que es anna
blanca, y se mete a desfncefor de agnavios!...
La Condesa por so part habia segnido cl dii-
logo con cierta inquietud: veia ul Marquesito en
peligro de que el General eI cortase la, orejas i
poco que se dcscuidase, y vein tambien la rcs-
ponsabilidad que a ella Ic tocaba, por haber to-
Icrado en su casa aquel eschndalo, tan ofensivo
para la familiar de los Duques, cuya amistad le
le cbnvenia. Acord6se, pues, de Alcibiades
cortando la cola A su perro, para impedir a los
atenienses hablar de' cosas mas srias, y aunque
nunca pens6 en sacrificar el rabo de su Chiliis t
la honra de sus amigos, aprovech6 la occasion de
sustituirlo al efecto, con cl jucgo que el veteran
proponia. Levantbse, pucs, miy satisfecha, y
dijo alegremen:e:
--IS)i, s, General!... P6nganos V. esejuego...
Asi como asi, nos aliurrimos sin lioder bailar.
-Es un jucgo muy divertido, replica el Ge-
neral; y sobre todo, nmy filos6fico y de grande
cnseilanza para los noticieros de bucena fe... Por-
que crea V., Condesa, que la mentira es como
la moneda falsa: los malvados la acaiian y los
hombres de hien la hacen circular.
Y con un entusiasmo digno de sus mejres
aiios, comenz6 el huen viejo a disponer el jueg,'
ayudado por la Condesa, mientras dccia:
-El juego es antiguo, pero Instructivo... Lo
aprendi en Paris, el afio 46, de la buena reina


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Alalii;. Ella Inisian lo ,ptso en las Tulletias, 6 m6nos directs, hasta ll gar h la Cokidesa, que .
una ,noche que cierta (lama de la corte cont6 en se Ial.ia sentado la ultitra. Esta Ia c cuchb uon-
la tertulia itinima de la ftamilia real, utna historic ricndo, y exclamnb a! fin con gesto de c6tnico
imy' sencjante a la cque Pitlmollo nos Iha rtfe- espanto:
ri lo (). -i Qutc horror!... iSi eso rcrorrda las .Nnochs
Sntfr,ose mientrnts tan,,, t(olos los prescntes frigtbreac, y l:s hiltorinas de J.n vampirs!,..
formando tiun s.nicirculo, excepto el Marqueito, -l)iga V., Condcsa, dlig V. lo q,,e Ic hayao
qci se qu(rd6 en niedio, pretextando en voz alta conta lo !-exclam6 cl General llem de eniHtsias.
que dirigiendose i 61.1a leccion, rchia de reser- too, sucando del hol.illo el papel rn- qe .habin
varse para ptiblico cil especthcuil, y diciendo en escrito la his.toria.
vaz altji que taquel entrctcninienito contemli- ro si s rri.. a zne f;
ranco de la Ctchcnha y l ry ilri, era cursi, .r-
o ndn de re r, que nse- ,-replicaba la Condesa riendo i 'carcajadan.
mtct. 6 indigo de mt Iwmbre serio," que aconse-
jaba Valdesp y era consultdo porCnova o decline Ia responsahilidad de la caltumnia,
pha a V aldespina y era consultado por tCanovas.
El General sribi entbuces en tun cuartilla en Cecilia qute me la ha contado, y como decia
a h qu l v ace poco Pimpollo, relata refero... Me han di-.
de papcl una pequena historic, que leyo en voz.
h;ta, al odo de a p era persona que fonnaa cho que el Marques del Pimpollo y el general
Urbano, sc batieron por casarse con una ingle-
pttlla en uno dte ls extremes dcl semicirculo, ...
sa... Que un cura mediB en cit asunto, y escri-
guardando despues el papel cuidadosamente en bib pr olo de stsf ones i powder a
bio un protocolo de satisfacciones smi poder ve-
el bolsillo. Este primer confidence de la histo- Q, y e
n irlos... Que ct duelo ful a canionasos, y et Ge-
ria, dehia ai su vex de referirla i su vecino tam- .
,neral quedbo mucrto... El MarqutBs acompaidi3 cl
bien en voz baja, y asi sucesivamente, ir correll- dver a Campo-santo, y se ca6 con a in
cadaver al Cnampo-.-anto, y se ca s con Ia ingle-
do en secret de boca, en boca, hasta liegar a c de boda e min
n g, celehrando la comids de boda en el nciitnu
otro extreme del semicirculo. El titimo la re-
feria al fin en voz alt", y leyendo entices eli
original escito, se podian apreciar confrontar Mil risas y exclamaciones de -proesta y de
las vatiaciones que la narration halia sufrido en aentimiento, de admiration yde burila estallaron,
el trayectJ. I"r todas pa'rtes, miintras el General, agilando .
La listoria del General comenzC6 A corner I>(ca en boca, centre risitas, hurlas y pullas inis -Oigan, olgan ustedes el original de la lis-
-tori, y juzgen to quc es correr utna itticia lde
(t) El author de estas lincas. se darA por muy clngit en lengua... lie aqul lh qute yo Ihe cs
satisfecho de au trabajo, si los aficionados i dar crito:
noticias escandalosas, y los incautos que las
screen, ensayan este inocente juegoy quedan con- Un diplonmtico y un military, dilpmtalsan i la
vencidos del poco crddito que merecen esas hi- u
toris que corren de lenga en lengua. No hace pertade una iglesia en que se ceraba un
much que cn'el salon de cirto ilustregrandede casamiento y an entierro... El diplhmitico decia
Espaiia, sirvi6 este sencillo cxtratagema par que bsta un protocol par afimar la pa entre
deshacer unn calumnia formidable, inputada qu p p
tn cmncido perronaje, digno de todo respeto. dos potenciasI cl military aseguraba que 51to los

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caionazS disprados t tiempo, afirman la paz Los circunstantes se dispersaron power ec salon,
par pinemre. Al ruido de la dispute, salib el riindose del Marquesito y del General, de so
curs dicielido:-El military tiene razon; esasdos historic, y poco t poco la conversation volvi6 i
potecicss, dijo sefialando & los novios, acaban recaer en todos los grupos, sobre la escandalosa
de firmar In paz; y aquel protocolo, aiiadi6 in- aventura que i Pilar de Trelles se imputaba.
dicando A la suegra, no tardari en ponerlos en Porque en una sociedad en que i cada paso sec
discordia. En cambio, prosiguid mostrando al tropieza con un escandalo 6 una caluinnia, como
muerto, ese pobre hombre estaba en perp6tua en ciertos palses desdichados, se encuentra en
guerra, y el canion de (a muerte, cargado de'ca- ncad mata un alacran b una vibora, la lengua
Icnttras, le ha dado Ia paz eterna. tiende 2i la murmuracion, como tiende por su
"Apretironse Ins manos el diplomitico y el propia naturaleza el radio al centro, el rio l manr,
military, y se Iueron acompaiiando al muerto has- 1a aguja imantada al polo.
ts ei Campo-santo, para celebrar luigo la comi- El General por so parte lhabia logrado so
da de boda, en compafila de los novios." objeto, que era dar tiempo i la Duquesa para
Una carcajada. general estallb al terminal el que enterada de todo por su administrator, se
veterano la lecture de an historic, y oyironse por presentase en la tertulia antes de que se desban-
todas parties frases de duda y negaciones ro- dase la concurrencia, y deshiciese In calunnia
tundas. con las pruebas fehacientes que ella sola tenia.
De repente el veteran lanzb ona exclamacion
--IPero eso no puede serl-exclamaba la
Condesa. de triunfo, frotandose las manos, como quien se

-Pues nada hay- mas cierto,-replic6 triun.
fante el General, entregandole el papel que co-
menz6 i circular de mano en mano.
--IYa me lo emia yol-decia yendo de un
lado i otro como gozHndose en su triunfo...
Bastaba que en la historic figurasen un military y
on (dplomnitico, para que i Pimpollo y i mi nos
colgasen el mochuclo... La dispute ha aectndi-
do t desatjo; por la palabra (glesia, entendieron
"Inla, y de equivocacion en equivocacion, y de
malicia en malicia, han venido i darme t ml per
muerto y al Marqu&s pot casado...
-QQu6 tal amniguito?.-ai*adi deteni6ndose
ante Pimpollo, que con los brat0z cruzados oia,
Veia y callaba con uoa deaden olimpico. He
prebdo ml y t'&is, b eirto que ha celebrado
V. su poida de boda, al ldo de mi sepulro?...

prepare a aplaudir.
ta Duquesa .habia aparecido en la puerta, y
con la sonrisa en los libios, alta la cabeza y sa-
ludando todas iprten, cruzaba el salon con so
majestuoso paso de reina. A su vista todas Ias
conversaciones so suspendieron, y an silenciose-
pulcral, muy semejante al que produce el miedo,
reinb per todas parties. La Duquesa, sin dejar
de sonreir, decia pare sus adentros:
-- Ah bribones... y qu6 & tiempo liego!
Aquellos ladrones de' onrs, habianse queda-
do yertos, al verse cogidos con el button en las
manos... Que no tiene el maldiciente el valor
del ladron de encrucijadas: es cobarde, como el
ratero de callejuelas, que s6lp roba 6 here trai-
con y ior la espaldsa.
Be confsrtstfnt.

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HE late Louis Veuillot, the well-
known French writer and the most
brilliant editor of his day, had the
following story among his recollections.
There was in the Pyrenees a learned and
worthy physician who was called Dr. Fabas. I
lnow not if he is still living. It is from him I
have what I am going to tell-you, and I am not
the only one who has heard it. Dr. Fahas saw
among the new arrivals-it was at Eaux-Bonnles
I believe,-- man who carried about on his leg
a wound received from a gunshot. The wound,
which was already old, had something peculiar
about it. Worms formed in it; the doctor tried
at least to make the worms disappear, but none
of his means succeeded. The sick man said to
him one day: Doctor, stop where you are; try
no longer, I shall die still having this dreadful
"Really," answered the phyaican, "there is
something extraordinary about it. I have seen
nothing like it, though I am old and many sur-
prising cases have passed under my hands."
And for the twentieth time he asked the sick
man: "But where did you get this wound?"
"In Spain, as I have often told you," replied
the other. "But I have not told you why I shall
never be better of it. I am willing that you
should know, at last. I was twenty years old,"
he went on with a hesitating voice, "and we
were in the year '93, when I was obliged to join
a part of the army which the Convention was
sending into Spain. Three of us set out from
our village, Thomas, Francis, and myself. Wa
had the ideas of those times; we were unbeliev-

ing or rather impious, like three little fools who
pride themselves on following the fashion. We
made the journey gaily. We were about reach-
ing the end when,' going through a village in the
mountains, we saw a statue of the. Blessed
Virgin, so venerated that in spite of revolution
and revolutionists it remained unmutilated on its the door of the church. One of us
had the unhappy thought of insulting this image,
so as to brave the superstition of the peasants.
We had our guns. Thomas proposed to us to
fire at the statue. Francis accepted the proposal
with a burst of laughter. Timidly and fearing
to show myself less hold than my companions,
I tried to turn them from a design which frigh-
tened me in the bottom of my heart. I remem-
hered my mother. They laughed at me. Thomas
loaded his gun and fired. The ball struck the
statue in the forehead. Francis took his turn
and hit the breast.
"'Come,' they said to me, 'it is your turn.'
I dared not resist. I took aim trembling. I
closed my eyes involuntarily and hit the sta-
tue." .
"On the leg?" said the physician.
"Yes, on the leg above the knee, there where
I am wounded. You can see that I shall never
be better of it. After this fine exploit we made
ready to march again. An old woman who had
seen us said to me:
"'You are off for the wars. What you have'
just done will not bring you good luck.'
"Thomas threatened her. I was ashamed of.
what we had done. Francis less moved than
myself, was not disposed to rejoice at it. We
prevented out companion from satisfying his re-
sentment and finished the day painfully, not with-
out having quarrelled among ourselves more

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than onie. That very evening we joined our
Sregim ient.
Some days afterwards we met the enemy.
I confess to you that Iwent under fire without
joy, and I thought of the statue.of the Blessed
Virgin, more than I wished. However. every-
thing passed off well. We had a decided ad.
vantage: Thomas distinguished himself. The
action was over, the enemy routed, and the Co-
lonel had just stopped the pursuit, when a rifle
shot, fired from a rock and seeming to come
down from heaven, was heard. Thomas turned
Sand fell stiff, his face to ground. Francis and
myself leaped forward to raise him up. He was
lifeless, the ball had struck him in the middle of
the forehead between the eyes-the place where
his own ball, two days before, had struck the
"We looked at each other, Francis and nm-
self, without saying a word and paler than death.
At the bivouac Francis was near me; he did not
speak. I waited for him to speak to me, to ad-
Svise.him to "ay a prayer; but he kept silent and
I did not dare to begin a conversation on the
thought which kept us both awake. The next
day the enemy came back in force. As soon as
we perceived them, Francis, pressing my hand
said to me:
"To-day it is your turn. You are lucky tc
have badly aimed.'
"The unfortunate man did not mistake; thi
time we were driven back; We had been re
S treating for some time; Francis like myself wa
without a wound. Vain hope l-a shot was fire
from a ditch where a Spaniard mortally wound
ed was lying, and Francis fell, his breast pierce
through froiI side to side. .Ah Doctor, what
. death He rolled on the ground asking for

priest. Those who were near him shrugged
their shoulders and h,. expired. They left himi
by the wayside.
"From that moment I was convinced that I
should not long remain untouched, and i i,-ulv-
ed to confess my sacrilege to the first priest I
should meet. Unhappily I found no one. In
the meantime several skirmishes passed without
any ill-luck, and little by little my. terors took
to flight and with them my good re.hlutilirs.
When we were called back to France I had
received promotion. I no longer thought of my
crime, nor of repentance, nor of punishment.
Everything was brought back to Ine. at a day's
march from the village, to the statue. By some
accident, which could not be explained, a shot
was fired from our ranks which hit me where
you see." Thus was ;c:omplished the prophecy
of the old woman, who had said to us after the
sacrilege-I hear her still:-
S"'You are off for the wars. What vol have
just done will not bring good luck.'
"My two comrades were dc.dl, and 1 was
coming back wounded.
S"Still, the wound at first sight did not seem
grave. The surgeon declared that I would be
' rid of it with a few days in the hospital. I he-
believed so myself. His surprise was grcat-
o equal to my ovwn fright-when he saw breeding
in the wound those undying wprms which have
s put your science to confusion.
- "For twenty years, Doctor, 1 drag this wound
s about with me, trying every remedy and finding
i all powerless. But although I ask God to cure
-me and hope it from His merry, I bought not to
d complain. I do not complain. This wound
a has been a remedy, for many souls, especially
a for my own. I am not ignorant of the fact that

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if I come to the end of my life as I must come, el libro de los Evangelios entrabs como'en
that is, at a Christian and a penitent, I shall owe triunfo. Entonces todo el pueblo arrojaba 6
it to my terrible wound. Then I shall rejoice bajaba profundamente sus ramos y sustramille-
that I have limped through life. For I doubt tes, y cantaba Iloamna hasta que los sacerdotcs
whether I shall be cured; but I doubt not of the llegaban al altar. La srie de los tiempos ha in-
mercy of God. and I firmly hope to die in His troducido diversas mudanzas en las'ceremonias
grace through the intercession of her whom I so de esta procession. En algunas iglesias en lugar
outraged."--The Messenger. del libro de los Evangelios se Ilevaba el santsinmo
Sacramento; en otras parties no se Ilcbaba sino la
Domingo de Ramos. cruz; en otras, para representar mis al natural
la entrada del Silvador en Jerusalen, el clero de
SI.A Iglesia celebra en este dia nl entrada la iglesia cathedral va en procesion h una. iglesia
triunfante de nuestro Salvador en fuera del pueblo. En ella se bcndicen y distri-
1Jerusalen. buyen los ranims, y htego se vuelve como.en
Los files muchos siglos hace reprc- triunfo i la poblacion, i cuyas puertas se canta
sentan v veneran este misterio con una procession el himno Glorii, lans.
solemn en que se Ilevan ramos de palinas, de Habiendo celcbrado la Iglesia par la proccsion
olivos 6 de otros hrboles. De aqul ha provenido el triunfo de Jcsucristo, se ocupa en las otras
el nonmbre que se da i este dia de Domingo de parties del Oficio, y principilmente en la Misa,
l'Plhasa b de RaInos. LlImase tambien Pascua en sus humillaciones y trabajos. En efecto,
Florida por el uso que habia antiguamente, y que Jesucristo no intraba en Jerusalen sino para
aian suhsiste en algunas iglesias, de llevar a la morir en 61 pocos dias despues. Mas eta nmuerte,
procesion ademas de los ramos ramilletes de igualmente humilde y dolorosa en todas circuns-
flores al extreme de unas varitas. tancias, fu6 para Jesticristo el principio de un
En un autor del siglo XI se hall una descrip- triunfo y de una gloria, de In que la entrada en
cion circunstanciada de esta procession como se Jerusalen no era mis que una bibil representa-
hacia entonces. Preparabase delante del altar cion: ella le ha confirmado el titulo de Rey y
mayor una mesa b una credencia muy adornada, de Cristo que boy le da el pueblo, y le ha ad-
donde se colocaba el libro de los santos Evange- quirido, como to dice san Pablo en la Epistola
lios coma pars representar a Jesucristo. Jun- del die, sn nombre que es sore todo nombre, para
thbase al rededor today laclereca, y se beridecian que at nombre de Jests todos se arrodillen en e
los ramos y las flores. Despues de la distribu- feto, n la term y en los inferno. Finalmente,
cion de los ramos tomaban los dihconos el libro le ha dado una multitud innumerable de stibditos.
de los Evangelios, y le Ilevaban sabre andas en tanto judios como gentiles, que le sirven por la
m6dio de una multitud de cirios y de incensa- imitacion de sus ejemplos, pelean bajo sus
ciones continues, precedidos de la clereda y se- 6rdenes, son victoriosos por la gracia y triunfa-
guidos deL pueblo. A la vuelta de la procession rAn con El en la eternidad. Ast los dos misterios
se detenian i la puerta de la iglesia, que la tenian que la Iglesia celebra este dia no son opuestos
cerrada, como se practice en la entrads solemne sino en la apariencia. Reinense en el fondo y
de los reyes y de los senores en las ciudades contribuyen iguatmente i exctar y alimentar
murada. Alit se cantaba el himno Gloria laus: nuestra piedad para con Jesucristo. No los se-
despues se tocaba & ta puerta repitiendo tres ve- paremos, pues. Sigamos en la procesion i Je-
ces ease palabras del Salmo xxm: Attuale sucristo triunfapte y tributCmosle el homenaje
portas, ect.; esto es: Abrid vestras puertas, y como i nuestro Seior y nuestro Rey.-Almana-
entrard l Reg de la loria. Abriase l puerts, y que dEd Papa-

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May '

Sun 7. at 5-.8. Changes Full Moon.
S 14. at 5.26. Caof 14. Last Quarter.
rises. 22. at 5.23. Mo New Moon.
rs 30. at 5.22. M 30. First Quarter.

3rd aft. Easter,
S. Athanasius, B. D.
Finding of the Holy Cross.
S. Monica, W. .
S. Catherine of-Siena, V.
S. John before the Latin Gate.
S. Stanislaus, B. M.
4th aft. Easter..
S. Gregory Nazianztn, B. D.
S. Antonine, B. -
S. Plus V., P.
SS. Neqeus, Achilleus, &c.,
S. Walburga, V. [MM.
S. Boniface, M.
5th aft. Easter.
S. Simon Stock. .[L ray.

S. Pascal Baylon. [(Litay.
S. Venantius, M.. [Lit. Vig.
Ascension Day. [OMig.
S. Bernadine of Siena.
S. Peter Celestine, P.
Sund, within Oct. S. Ubaldus, B.
S. John Baptist de RoMi.
B.V.M., Help of Christians.
S. Afdhelm, B.
S. Augustine, B., Ap. of Eng.
S. Philip Neri.
S. Gregory VII., P.
Whit-Sunday. S. Eleutherius, P.M.
Wit-Mon. S. John Nepomucene, M.
Wit-Tues. S. Angela Mericl, V.


Tuesday 3
Thursday Ia
Tuesday 24

Tuesday to
Thursday 19
Tuesday. SI

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Colony Notes, ..
Father P. Beckx,.
La ciudad mneva,
OkH Stones,

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3 83 CardinnaJacobini, .. ...
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Colony Notes.

Chief among events of the past month un-
doubtedly stand the observances of Holy Week
Sin the different'Catholic Churches of the Colony.
Whether to the hitherto tardy North or to the
faithful South, we turn out attention, we find
bright accounts. Writers both clerical and lay
join in -expressions of joy and surprise-at the
wonderful fruits reaped this year among the in-
habitants of Corozal. Stann Creek too will look
back on the Holy Week of this year wi.h pecu-
liar pleasure, and we gladly refer-our Readers
to the Article in Spanish relating to these two
important places. Putta Gorda with its primi-
tive simplicity, yet unsullied by much contact
with our boasted civilization and its accompany-
ing vices, kept those Holy Days and particularly
Good Friday, so dishonoured andnmisnderstood
by greater communities, in a manner worthy of
a Catholic people;

In Belize there was much reascAtoabe graifl-
ed with the celebration of Holy Week. Father
Antillach did not spare himself, and. was glad-
dened by the numeroas -glad -
takened the fruOits inuaiona,rwhcllhi b -.
ldren the fruits f his laborious isson. Tile
Cohildmno Triduum of preparation for Easter
Communion was well attended, and the Feast of
Our Ldys Dolours howed a well ded
church. owed a well crowded

Perhaps a better attendance of men might
have been reasonably expected during the Mis-
sion services, but altogether the work was con-
Father Antillach -preached the Scrmonl of the
"Seven Words". on Good Friday and, we hear,
a more thronged and-attentive congregation was
never assembled within the-Church of the lloly
Redeemer on a similar occasion.
All the other customary services were carried
out devotionally, and with the full litual, three
Fathers fortunately being in the city at this time.
We'cannot too warmlyexpress our appreciation
bf the successful efforts of the choir, who, though
with diminished numbers, did.their.part well and
faithfully-' The strain PAd anxiety was too much,
we fear, for the hardworked organist, Miss
Wardlaw, who has-since been:very unwell.
We tender our most sincere thanks to the
Chdir and all others; who so kindly gave their
assistance in the .many works, required in the
church at this time.
On Easter Monday, the.Choir and the Loui-
sians had a picnic, enjoying the use of two.ves-
sels, lent by- Messrs C. Melhado and Kevlin,
whom we heartily thank.

STANN CREEK. The Catholic Association
establiThnkd (iiStBhiiCreiek' lIst .iyar has on for-
mer occasidilon proet 'cielf; t real' aid and ex-
ample in the carrying out of various church
functions. At Holy Week the associates were
invaluable, placing themselves at the disposal of
Father H. Gillet for whatever he required them:

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ey supplied decorators and Marshals of Proces-
ons, Vrerers and choristers, and made it ps- FATHER P. BECK X.
hie to observe the perpetual adoration hbfore
c Altar of Repose on Holy Thursda:y, a things
which had always- hitherto been impracticable. F 11J E Society ofl'.ets i in imorn-
isitors at Stann Creek speak in the highest. it ;,fg for the loss of. ita Father,
nns of the chanting of Tencbrro Office, which t vIerac te l ckx, i
icy say was marvellously exact and must have the vti t. ckx, wl
sletJ Alta oHeel *pIs (hit 'titotheripe ago. '
ostthe priest in charge i big amount of patience. st, th e iop of then .lnt at thyeripe ago-
Ve understand that the salutary influence of the o 92 years, having Hfoit 78 years in re-
'atholic Association of Stann Creek ligiin, 34( of which' wereo passed inl tlhe
ave prevaded the entire series of the ceremonies ofico 0f oelner icl.
.f Holy Week. Not only did the members, now Feeling that hi eind was near he ask-
numbering about 36, set good example, but they ed for the last con)solations of religion,
were likewise active in their services for the blessed his 11,879 children scattered
carrying out of the details. Throughout the throughout the world, and then hecanio
watching of the Blessed Sacrament on Holy ilnconsciols: His first words oni recover-
Thursday two were stationed on duty, as Guard in1, were y heart is ready, 0 G ld,
of Honour, while the faithful were assiduous in, iy heltirt is ready ."
the exercises becoming the solemn occasion. On "i
Good Friday the order and decorum in the over Ol heing askcd if 'ho waited any thing,
crowded church was remarkable. At 2 p.m. the he replied one thing only I desire, and
Matins and Lauds of Holy Saturday were sung that is, that all Ours may lhae tho.truel
with great precision by a choir of young men Spirit of the Society."
aided by the altar boys, and their success might He appears to have suffered trouillo
by coveted by more experienced musicians. An- of spirit iom. the evil one, whom he int
other new feature hitherto peculiar to the north- t i it ,
ern district, must not be overlooked. Some to ,light with holy water. Once, by nmis-
native genius had contrived large figures of the take, he be ann upon tthe eney of soll ls
dead Christ and of the Dolorosa. These were the Penedictio Dei Omnuilltontis..." .
disposed by the young men in a Calvary during ba t quickly correcting himself, and
the hour of Tenebrmc, while the naked cross stretching his right hand out, he added
stood upreared in the back-ground. The effect te repellat et projiciat in infernum."
was impressive. On the very day of his Death, he re-
At night the usual procession of the Santo ceived the Holy Viaticum and Extreme
Intierro was carried through with an exceedingly Unction, and soon after assisted by the
great concourse of people and with an order prayers of his children, he breathed out
hitherto unsurpassed. When the faithful return- ig beautiful soul.
ed to the church the Calvary had been transform-
ed into a "chapelle ardente" with telling effect. His funeral was such as would have
The Holy Saturday services were undoubtedly pleased his humility and religious nmo-
better than last year. We trust the priest will desty: a hearse of the 4th class, follow-
not be slow to recognize the good spirit of his ed by three carriages, in which were
flock and be encouraged to willing sacrifice for some Fathers of the Society, and among
the benefit of the people of Stann Creek. then the Present General.

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The suiddeinicss Of thlli st 8iknuss lect and conformity with the Divine will.
wheel words of advice and instructive "Two things" he said to Cardinal
memories were rendered imnposible, Frnnzelin" (onsolo me in this hour, one,
forces us to go bnck to January 18,6, for that I die in the Society, the second, the
such details, when, fteling that. his last knowledge that God disposes everything
hour was near, he sent by meHseng.ers for our salvation and perfection."
and by letta s his paternal blessing to No signs escaped him of the severe
those dearest to him and begged foi him- pains he suffered from bronchitis and
self that of His Holiness. Then having fever. You are on the cross" said one
received the Last Sacramnents, the pray- to hir. Yes, but the cross is called
Users of which he repented audibly along Bona Crux" (good cross) and at its foot
'.'with the priest, he addressed those pre- stands the Mother of Sorrows."
sent in Latin, asking pardon of all and One night noticing a Father kneeling
'declaring that throughout his long gov- at the foot of his bed he said what arc
ernment of the Society, he had sought you doing, Father?" the other replied I
only the glory of God and the welfare of am meditating; and you Reverence?"
the Order. Then addressing Jesus Christ I am awaiting God's will." The osano
there present in Holy Viaticum, he pour- lie repeated to the doctor, when giving
ed forth his soul in the tenderest expres- an account of his suffering It will lt
sions of faith, humility and love. He. as, God wills."
afterwards blessed the whole Society "Happy are you that can encditate"
and said when you shall be come to le said to his brethren, when, conihfsed
the moment in which I now find myself and prostrate with the fever he could not
I assure you, your chief consolation will fix his mind at times.
be the peace that God grants to those His spirit of obedience shone forth in
who have loved iim truly and have serv- a little incident, when wishing to leave
ed His Church." his Breviary as a token of affection to the
SOn hearing from Cardinal Howard Rector of the American College, he sent
*that the Holy Father granted him the to ask permission to do so from the Vicar
SIndulgence of the Jubilee on the sole General. Father Anderledy answered,
condition of kissing thrice the crucifix of ou are General, Father, and ou cnn
.' Aloysius, taking it with a beaming of your own authority dispose ofit." "I
countenance, he kissed it not thrice but can" lie replied but do not wish: what
a hundred times with the deepest affec- a mistake on my part to exercise just
Portion. .before dying an act of proprietorship.
of the newsntprding through Rome When the violence of the fever dispell-
ne ve ent anger, his room was ed all hope of recovery he was bright
aliy rom visitors of every nation- amid the general sorrow-" recovery
i dit to eadh df whom he spoke without mniatters little, what is valuable is to do
'd ich' in their variug languages, God's will. I desire neither life nor
condiih a mnetti' of Aurpri e to all, death, but that' GOd's will be accom-
Sretired e reme wiI a.6egs; All polished.
ofed edio muche a tiso at the sight He asked Father Lavi e to'read to
o serenity, clearness of intel- him the 48th Chaptr of the third Book
hierenityrin "haplkt o eti ok

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of the Imitation of Christ, and then to bers of the Society doubled, and the
help him in saying his favourite prayers Order restored in France, Ireland, Spain,
the Ave Maria" the Sub tuum presi- Portugal and in America. He founded
dium" "Ave Maria Stella" the Litanies New Missions among the savages of the
and a few others, to all of which he an- Rocky Mountains, in Calibforiia, New
swered with much devotion and with Mexico, Brazil. Guiana, the Phillipines,
pious tears, that flowed silently down his East Indies, Madagascar, the Zambesi,
emaciated cheeks. (Central Africa) Australia, America,
The Students of the American College Constantinople and elsewhere. Colleges
came to visit him in bands, and when sprang up, studies were reformed and
the little boys appeared, he said smiling flourished, the philosophy of St. Thomas
"see, the little ones come to see how one was encouraged in the schools, education
dies" and raising his right hand over of youth promoted, and whilst serving
them he blessed them. the Holy See with filial exactness ho
He remembered, his country too and watched over the discipline of his own
sent to the Parish Priest of his village, subjects, rousing them by frequent and
to his relatives and fellowtownsmen his vigorous letters to the fulfihnent of their
last adieu and. a relic of Blessed John duties and Apostolic enterprise. While
Berchmans. increasing labourers in the vineyard on
On January 19, lie fell into a swoon earth, he sought to win now protectors
and on recovering lie remarked "Our in heaven by labouring for the beatifica-
Lord is not yet at the gate; I hope yet tion and canonization of our Fathers in
again before I die to receive Holy Coin- heaven, most of whom were glorious
unionn, then smiling he added- In- Martyrs for the Faith: and all this his
deed, there has been a nice ceremony; great'soul could accomplish for the glory
a throng of persons came to my room: of God amidst the most ruthless persecu-
they accompanied me to the threshold of tion, spoliation, decrees of exile, and
Paradise, and have left mire there." every kind of opposition, of which for
For a year he remained with his chil- nearly half a century the Society that
dren after this severe attack, and now, at he governed was the object.
Last, upon his tomb the Society of Jesus In the very springtido of his General-
may inscribe the epitaph of the tenderest ship, he saw his Order chased out of
of Fathers, and withal, the firmest, who Spain, Naples and Switzerland, then
in everything throughout his long rule banished from every province of Italy,
joined with the most loving care of his Venice and again from Spain, later on
subjects and the most scrupulous fidelity from Germany and lastly from France
to his duties, a brave arid unflinching and her colonies, and even from the
front to the enemies of Holy Church and Southern States of America. In Syria
of the Society of Jesus. he beheld his children slaughtered, and
His Generalship was the longest on in 1870 the Hostages of the Commune
record, excepting only that of Father C. in Paris.
Acquaviva, and without exception the But throughout all these troubles and
most prosperous and the most [aborious. overwhelming disasters ever placid and,
He saw during these 84 years the num- herene, ever equal to the occasion atol

the grtind formnof'Father Peter Beckx; La cil tdad d rue v a.
who seemed a manli dosti.n,~d by' Provi- FARUI.A.
dence to govern happily in tho e hurlv- En tietras lcjanas un Rcy poderoso
burlv times the Society, comprising in fu, n6 sus expenses grandiose ciudad,
himself all that was noble and loveaible,c
keenness of intellect, clearness of judge- CO" "andC plRcios, murallas y foso,
ment, tranquillity of spirit, firlness and con arcos y triunfos de e robustness of will, ardour of zeal, sweet- Sus torres esbeltas, sus plazas son ricss,
ness of charity, and an incomparable jardines y fuentes en gran profusion;
candour of sonl graced by an exquisite ims i ved qu6 misteriol las puertas son chicas,
refinement and courtesy of manner tiat estrechas y bajas, de rara invencion.
attracted and won all that came within Perfecta la obra, el Rey llama ufano
the range of his influence. "I come
fom speaking with a saint" said Pias a aqucllos varones de mas honra y prez;
friom speaking with a saint" said Pitts
IX, who also said when the Congrega- les abre las puertas: mis lay! todo en vano;
tion was assembled for the election of the no cahen por ellas, tal es so estrechez.
successor of Father Roothaan-" in my Impiden a muchos, que nunca se encorvan,
opinion the fittest man for General of the sis trajes, sus joyas, insignias de honor,
Society s Father Beckx." y e algunos las armas, los timbres estorla.n,
STo such a raise of religious excel- y a todos cn suma su talla y grandor.
lence did raise this humble servant en tano, consma Ilane
of God, who was sprung from an obscure Los ni en t c sa
family in a poor village of Belgium! holgfados s miran entrar y salir;
He was ordained as a secular priest, dijerase cierto, que tanta grandeza
entered the Society in 1819, was am para ellos tan s61o se quiso erigir.
pointed Confessor to the Duke ofAnhatt- Los graves sefores, en chaso tan nuevo,
thenn by Pius IX, chosen by the same pregaintanseerguidos: "Hidalgos, iqu6hacerr'
Pontiff for delicate missions in Austria i o tr c .hosrI responded un mancebo,
and Bavaria, placed as Rector over theho responded n mnch,
College of Louvain, in 1849, chosen de rostro apacible, de buen parecer.
Provincial of Austria in 1851 and lastly Con tal ocurrencia no pocos e enojan,
be a geat majority of votes promoted to se burlan, se alejan b quedos se estn ;
July 1853. he whole Society on mas otros, siguiendo la voz, se despojan,
rom such humble be ati ae agachan, se encogen y dentro se van.
ne of the most holy nginin rew Dichosoa mil ece el triunfo lograron
rs of whomt e Jeit ca w se de ter moradetes del mAgico Eden,
the'henrto i ever remain enshrined in al par que los otros i fuera quedaron
chldr'n f hlovs dmer s, ide-sdatter- privados por iiempre del pticido bien.
S.eehmed for his uw virtlee and --4Eff4bhia, asf ewto, oansejo d6 dstorUt
Ue Iory of God waryg labours for '--. E ato ia.angdiot avem mweor;
Sf are of1ouls. qVue o ,ay.spernmsa de entar en la SgorTi,
R *( 4 i n"i to neC ed ,ei n* o leFor.a

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B ZECHIEL mused on the prospective
lesson in English history with no small
amount of contentment, and, whilst
awaiting his host, jotted down in his note book
the,introductory he had been treated to.
The squire too had been active in the library,
selecting some authors, in whose pages references
were to be found; and also drawings of Sawley.
Whallcy, and Bolton abbeys, which were all in
the vicinity, the Old Church of Mitton, Crom-
well's bridge, Clitheroe Castle and a variety of
other ancient remains, so as to gratify the Am-
erican cousin's enthusiastic penchant. These he
laid on the table for after use.
A substantial repast refreshed the sportsman
and the artist. Then they sallied forth, one took
his pipe and the other with his quid, and when
the digestive half hour was elapsed, the busi-
ness of the evening was introduced.
"Now, Mr. Daubdy, will you please glance
over these pictures? They are drawings, whose
.originals are all within a reasonable distance from
my house-living evidences of what I told you
before lunch."
Dauboy's instinct for the beautiful and antique
burst forth in e-static expressions of admiration.
"These, though possessing an attraction, are
but insignificant beside the glorious piles which
you will find elsewhere. Look here again :'this is
more to the subject we are now occupied about,"
and he placed in his hand 'a painting of three
tall slabs of stone, one plain shaft, another carv-

panels, in each of which were represented symbo-..
lical devices.-The lamb, the pelican of the
Scriptures and others whose lines were so obli-
terated by the course of ages as to be no longer.
reduceable to any definite form.
"Now that's what's the matter" said Dauhoy
thoughtfully, "these 'ere are crosses too, you
say, and belong to the same class as those.
which I saw on the road side and as the one
on.the moor?"
"They are of the same origin, and for the
same end; but they have their specific peculiaiity
likewise. Those there are to he found in the
church yard at Whalley,. which you may see at
the foot of P.endle hill yonder," said the squire
pointing through the window oni the right," arid-
will serve us as a starting point for onr study.
Venerable Bede....."
"Excuse me. Squire, but who is venerable.
Bede? He paint one of those penny-a-liners, or
newspaper correspondents, I suppose?"
"No, Venerable Bede was a Catholic monk,.
who lived about the year 730 and is one of the
most faithful recorders of the events of his time,.
and who devoted his life and his talents to the.
study of the Scriptures and to collecting into
writing the principal events of his days."
"Thank you, and he spoke about these very
crosse, did he?"
"No, but he tells us, that the first church built
on these parts was erected just after the victory
of St Oswald in the year 634. Now you must.
recollect that the people in those days did not
run up buildings In a couple of.weeks as you
Americans do, nor had they always priests resi-
dent among them, so that not infrequently the

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under the leafy canopy of of a stately oak. Then "That is true. Sir, that is true. The cross is
t hey erected a cross in token, many of which a sort of token to them of what they once were
exist till now and these are specimens of them." taught."
"But if I may he allowed to interrupt you- Then 1 guess they were pretty plentiful up
and please excuse me each time that I appear so and down the country?"
rude, for you see I am mighty gratified for your "Oh dear me yes, and in Ireland too, and
kind informatioln-did notthe old pagan Druids Scotland, in the Isle of Man. Indeed you may
do the same sort of thing; I have a strong re- infer how many there were, when I tell you that
collection of some picture that in no slight degree in Anglesea alone there were over 250. But if
corresponded with the one before us now?" you will notice, many have pretentions to-art:
"True They did, and it is not impossible these are all post Aoc, I mean posterior to the in-
that many of the slabs, which now bear the sign production of Christianity."
of redemption since the conversion of the inha- "Well now, squire, and what about these
bitantstoChristianity, had first served the Druids, three in Whalley Church yard and the one on
just precisely as some of themagnificent Basilicas the hill?"
in.France and Italy were once pagan temples. "You see we digressed a little, but revenosa
For don't you see as the people were ignoral.t nos mouttons, as the Frenchman said. These three
and superstitious, and had an awful fear of their and the one on the fells are put down to St.
gods and, even after receiving the faith, retained Paulinus, who was sent in 60o by Gregory the
something of their old leaven, what was not in se Pope of Rome to convert our rude forefathers-
Sfalse was transformed to a Christian purpose." I Is true a very learned ecclesiastic, Dr. Milner,
"Indeed the same weakness of human nature is inclined to ascribe a still earlier date, but does
has been observed by modern missionaries. For not push it, for St. Paulinus also preached at
instance, I saw a letter not long since of a priest Dewsbury, where another one of similar character
in Central America, who says that the Indians, was erected and stands also to this day."
who have been left for years and years without a. Well, I am to conclude then that these shafts
pastor, give to the cross almost divine honours may have been either Druidical stones converted
d reckon it d as a god-in fact materially com- into emblems of Christian truth or what we call
T atr i in our side preaching stations set up by the first
"That is precisely what was running in my missionaries of the gospel in these parts?"
ohed the moment; for that reason don't you "Precisely so; all the very old ones may be
hould thte as omne Scrudge said, we reduced to one of these two classes. See,--re
y uS these graven thing." is a note from "SepulchralSlabs &c.," by Rev.
eUt o e a, t for M they had not this ram- E. L. Cutts.
P et absol paganism id, they Would ."The Christians did. not throw aside the
-t ptoatlu s, and if they had had (pgan fashion; but in addition to the usual in
g lould ha*e by this ime lost criptions, cut a cross or fish (icthus)or some
L O O od entirty... other of the Christian asbols upon tersba
stones to Intimate the deceased's profess


hristianity. But bear this, in mind that not make any darn-, I beg you pardon, squire,-
tv as munorlets of te dead were they used. an. diversion to matters of other-nature."
ut as monuments tef history."-
SYou are quite right, Mr. Dauboy. We un-
"I understand, and as they now sMand these,
Sderltood from the cu'omenicecment that you want-
re motnunmetlts if the success of the missionaries
S .ed information concerning these relics of the past.
it establishing the --digsion of Jesus Christ--
, establishing the tliglon of Jesus Christ-- Now luok here, just you take this short paragraph
rophics, in fact, of conquest, just like the column and rad for yourel" and you will hve then an
and read for yourself and you will have then an
n Bunker Ilil:, ch?" "historic guarantee for the use of them."
"Well, cousin Ezechidl, you have me there,'." zechiel trimmed his spes and stretched
aid the squire, who relaxed from his serious himself erect-planted a brown-c.loured ohl
ole of Doctor into the hearty laugh of a boon tote at arm's length, and began to read:-
(nmpanion."-" Yes like the column.on Bunker
.o n."1 Yes like the c n.o B When Oswald, the tenth King of North-
lill, fur as it proclaims American independence, "Whn Osw the tenth of Norh-
o. do these crosses mark the era when the liberty & umnbria, cine to the throne, it was only to
f the faith dawned on the enslaved and be- "war, and being in a weak state but con-
ighted natives of Britain." "strained by necessity to fight or perish, he
"urged on his men and came upon his enemies
"Yes, sir, that's what's the matter-yes, Sir, near Hagalstade. (Hexham). The place
you know, I saw the column on Bunker Hill & sh d unl this day and is had in great
"is shewed un.l this day and is had in great ..
though it aint possessed of much artistic merit, "reverence, where Oswald, when he should
it is a glorious evidence of freedom." "come to this battaile, did set up the sign .
"Exactly so are these slabs; they are reminders "of the holie crosse and besought God;.
to us English'of.what we once were and what ."humbly on his knees, that with his heavenly
we are, and no thanks to Bluff Harry for the "help he would succour his.servapts being in
blast of rebellious heresies, which nevertheless "great distress. The report also is that (the
have failed to quench the light of the faith then crosse being made with quick speed and the
introduced and of which these old stones are "hole prepared wherein it should be set) the
undying witnesss" "kinge being fervent in faith did take it up in:,
Well I don't know much about Bluff Harry, or "hast and held it up with bothe his hands, when
what you call heresy, but I should fancy that "it was fastened to the earth with the duste'.
such memorials of an ancient creed are a signs "which the soldiers heaped about it. Now
manifest that what they witness to must of course "when this was done he cried a loude to his.
be what was first brought into this land. I tell whole armie Let us kneel upon our knees and
you what, Mr. Squire, I feel almost a papistin "let us all pray earnestie. to the almighty true
my love for these 'ere monuments, after what "and living God mercifully to defended us from
you relate to. me; but come,-excuse my rude- i the proude and cruel enemies. For he knoweth
ness, quire,-we are drifting away agaln.-My "that we enterprise warren in a rightful quarrel
first attraction has been cross-stotis, and I want "for the safe guard of our subjects!' He then
to get to the hbttoni of that subject before we attacked his foe and outed hin.'.

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Well, squire, it is pretty clear from that, thai "That's what's the matter, hut as I have no
'ere, Oswald believed in the cross of Christ. And choice, I should feel extremely obliged if you
does that cross exist til to-day?" would give me the pith of Mr. Willibald's
Well" replied the squire "I won't be positive views."
on that score, but what we do know is, and you St. Willibald, if you please Mr. Dauboy, St.
may learn by opening Alban Butler's Lives of Willibald was an early English bishop who lived
the Saints Aug. 5th that a stone church was erect- alout they year 75o: there occurs in hislife the
ed on the spot, which was called Hevenfelth or following passage which must interest you in
Heaven's field and that the crosssbecame famous your search for information: "It was custom.
even for curing of diseases. ary among the Saxon people, to have on the
"Well you know, Mr. Squire, this is news to "estates of Nobles and other gentle people. not
me, and I have a notion that not many of the "a church but an image of the Holy Cross,
now-a-day Christians whether here or in the "dedicated to God and erected with solemnity
States ever dream, of such honest beginnings of ", on the crest of a hill, for the convenience of
the religion which they profess to maintain." "daily devotions."
"Just so Mr. Dauboy, and that is the reason
"Come now, that's mighty strange! I guess
why they say' and do such foolish things, and Come now, that's mighty strae! Ig
there would not be a crowded congregation ih
contradict themselves at every turn; for they boast thee times unless youprovded the adjunct o
to be the old church and yet will have none of its
practices. They set up a claim to be of the a camp meeting."
church of S. Wilfrid, S. Chad, S. Hugh, and "Well, I am not so sure about that, Mr. Dau
countless others, who taught what these crosses boy, for within very-recent years, the persecut
teach and yet denounce then,. ed Catholics of England had to seek the shelter
"Now there's the trouble, but that's for them of a barn, oreven the seclusion of a gentleman'
to calculate upon. We are busy upon the history garden for the practice of their religion, and the:
of the facts and with your vry kind permission did not fail to muster in considerable numbers
we will proceed to further inquiry.,, You see, your American cousins have got th
o hesqure meanwhile opened out another latest edition of serious things like religion, an
book which was inscihed "Vi Wi: i ,ou little an ieciate what it has cost the Cathc
~a~o,~*an~pref,~dhistraslaton y akin

"D l," and prefaced his translation b
JI-Dnboy,-1 he woas rmnliar., fltation. b king
"DLati,. has nothing to it Latin.
taslk" aid Ezethbhl, a with my present
sMyo. r ight min Itha1 don't see that it has
*hic ld Dom iaieSer-eIl the plain English

41 its "'
"I o Pdon Mughtmeintdaho."'
ied ur fetelings, but r" Daiboy, t have
a orl to taking eo any persons prefer
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lics of the oldcountry to keep their faith. Be-
sides when these, crosses were already old the
custom still prevailed of open air preaching and
even outside pulpits were erected to that end,
and hence the name of "preaching closes."
,Some samplesof these.exist onlyin the books of
antiquarians-ad. not unfrequently exhibit elabo-
tet specimen of workmanship.

I be -cotiftued. -

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La Maledicencia. --AQuA tat ha admlnistrado V. mis interests
-- L durante mi ausencia, D. Lorenzo?-preguntb at
V. sentarre i tin cuballero gordo y pe!udo que jugs
nha gravemcnte.

A Condcss se levanto de tn salto co- -Estamos en siza, Duque ;-replic6 D.
mo s a a a Lorenzo prcsentindole los naipes. Si es tiertu
S e is- que V. contpira, ya podrenos hacer I los cartis-
clavada en Ia sills, y xaliW al encuen- tas un emprastito... al diez por ciento.
tro de la ntueva tertuliana, diciendo cariinos- AI diez por ciento?--Jesu0l... Ni que
mente: fuera V. Samuel Levi, el tesorero* del rey D.
-iGracias k Dios que pareci6 la perdidal... Pedro... En tal caso leA harlamos un donativo.
Si hubiera peridicos en esta poblacion, te jNo es verdad, General?...
habiemos anunciado en la beccion depirdidas... -_tar la vista gorda, Duquesa;-cdntest6 el
Y cogiendo ambas manos i I* Duques, le veteran. Lo sabr como caballero y to ignorard
did un beso tan sonoro y tan traidor tomo el de como rey; que dijo el gran Carlos V.
Judas Iscariote. -- Cuidado, General, que le cojo i V. Ia pa-
-Pues ya me tienes aqul sin necesidad de que labra l-replicd la Duquess ordenandosusnaipes.

psgues el hallazgo,-replicb la Duquesa.
Y en vez de sacarle los ojos, le devolvi6 su
beso con igual carino.
-aPero dbnde has estado metida cinco dims
con cinco noches?...
La Duqueta' entbtin6 los phtpados,,ladeb64a
cabeza, y apoyando la barba en e eextremo del
abanico dijd can misrteioss sonrisa:
-i Hija mia... altos negocios de estudo...
-- Ah picara carlistal-gritb Is otra. ITA
conspiras de firm e...
--; Galli y no me demucies ... que el Geeral
va iprenderm cy-replic i' Duquess cnviando
cete con wc abanico im amioa e mtdido.
Y caqobiando ack y all esas delleadas (haesn
coi*que -ls veteran del grnann ndo, to diced
todof to diahnotlan do6h bablan macho #in de-
ciru ad, mso *cercb la Duquemsa Ias mesas de
treillio y! ocop6 c ella aside io empre.

Y sin tomar mis part en I1 conversation,
parecib tender exclusivamente at juego, con
grande impaclencia del General, que minos as-
tuto que la dama, no comprendia su tictica. Se-
guia ella el prudent dicho de Bacon, no
alas, sino plono, y pars dar mayor vigor i la de-
fensa esperabirel ataque, que no tard6 much en
presentarse. Una senora seca y ties como una
escoba, se habia encargado de ello did un co-
daso I so vecina como quiendice-/a-alld oyl-
y aprovechando ut moment de silenclo par
hacer ms cruel Ia piufalida, dijo con vot me-
loes, echindose Inguidamente fresco con el
-Dequesa... (Tienes noticlas de Pilarito?...
Media horse hacl que esperaba la Duquest'el
goipe, y sin embargo una ficha de marfil se
roinpib entire sum dedos al rcibirl,, y tn 'relm-
pago de ra' brill6 un memento an sos ojos.
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quell melos pretgutal.. Volvi6de en el acto pindusa, retfrio con esn ingdnua sencillcz que

con los naipcs nc Isa mano, y mirb cara a cars brilla siemcre.en vrdad como un reflejo del
Is turba que cuchicheando ir6nicamcnte espera- cielo,.la miguiente historic, en que con maestri
be su resput. consumnds iha nidiendo ilas palabras y calculan-
-LC6mo quiercsqu eet6 la pubre?-contes- do los efectos.
t6 Ia fin con esa expression triste y grave que in- Al frente de su batallon labia rechazado
funded an.recuerdo doloroso... Sin separa'se utl Diego de Quifiones Ins tropas.repuhlicanas qne
moment de Ia cabecera de Dieguito... A noche ocupabaqlas alturns de Talayamendi. Diego se
por primers vez en ires dias, pude hacerla dor- batia como tn Icon, rugiendo con esos gritos so-
mir dos horas... brenaturales, superiores al aparato euf6nico del
Abri6ronse todas las bocas y enarcronse to- hombre, que arranca el combat a Il ira, at fu-
das las cejas at oir squella salidainesperad., y la ror, laI venganza, al espanto, at vertigo quc
- dama que iabia .hablado pregunt6 liena de es- causa la sangre que corre y In p61vora qne hu-
tupo. men... Incautamente sc nlcjb de los suyos, in-
-4Pero.cati Pilar en tucasa?... tcriandose hicia cl caserio de Azcocta, cii 1.
La Duquesa parecib rcflexionar un moiencto, part del monte comprendida todavia cn Is
y coutestb al fin con firmeza: zona repuhlicana. De repente se encontri rode:-
-SI!... Hace cinco dins que la tengo allii s- '1o de enenigos, s61o .con Chomin. su hermann
condida con su unarido. de leche, el hijo de Pachica, que era tainhlen so
d In C q i asistente. Un barranco se abria & sus espaldas,
del gieerlt ombe k di C ondesa, e sonnpari y hicia alli se replegaron ambot, deiandose caer
del general aombr, afisdio COlt triste sonrisa: .... so de impioviso hasta el fondo, y ocultandose entire
-Etos son los a(o secretos de Edro, que te las espesas matas que o1 cubrian. Desorientados
explicarin ni ausencia. los enemigos comenzaron i retirarxe, y Diego se
La curiosidad, esa terrible picazon del enten- levant. ent6nces ileso: Chomin tenia rota la
dimiento, se apoder6 de tal manera del auditorio, pierna izquierda. El coronet no vacil6 un ins-
que bubilrase podido oir el aleteo de un mos- tante: caWg6se a la espalda al asistente, y co-
quito. Nadie estaba dispuesto i career i la Du- menz6 i correr ocultandose tras irboles y matas,
quea,' porque iba i defender & un ausente y i en direction del caserio de Azcoeta, que i un
combatir una calumnia: pero esperaban macho cuarto de hora escaso, se ocultaba en el bosque.
dIcau habilidad y su talent, 6 inspiraba Io que Una descarga son6 de repente al otro lado del
ielb decir el interis que inspira crisis barra'cn, y ambos rodaton porel uelo; muerto
eldiscu. del ministry encargado de hacer fren- ei asistente, sih sentido el coronet, con an bala-
te LK ilntpelaio e
at igabl3M: ite a peligros que amenaza6u do en el pecho.
qu terrno Ta part Is Du- Clando Diego volvi6 en al, encontrse en el
l atuci d qu Pisaba: arnmbae, pue- de ce erto de Azcoeta, k done algun-s de los so-
abtudonrla a ennte, porque era hbably ina yo le habian condricido. A sa lado estaba
da ille e I paloms, porque ra Pachica, su nodriza, que sin derramaruna lagrimia

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)e curaba In herida. Lns primeras palabras de seflor sc qued6 annnadado comena6 a Ilorar co.
Diego fueron para saber de Chomin.-I.l*,tnr- mo un chico, y i duras-penns pbdo disuadirie au
Jan... Diegownht (i) It c.nte.'t6 Pachica con ebposa de tomaren el actacl aminode Azcoeta,
entereza. Y jams volvii) b hablarlc de au hijo. parn echarle una peltca sl ingrato sobrino, que
La noticia de la herida de Diego lleg6 en despues de haher muerto para 41 al ponerse la
efecto a Pilar de Trelles, por el conde prusiano, boina. se obstinala en morirse de noevo sin pe-
que se hallaba en Biarritz pars asuntos dirle intes permiso. La D)uquesa.avis6-al Gene-
gderra. El amor A su marido infundib entbnces ral Urbano, y por nediacion saya obtuvo del
enaquella mujcr, debil y casi nifia, alientos para Brigadier, jefe de la column, la traslacion del
lcvar 4 cabo una resolucion hcr6ica: porque el herido a su propio palacio: hizose esta con el
cauterio del dolor conunica & veces un temple mayor sigilo, por no estar en las atribuciones del
de acero, k ciertas almas que parecian enervadas Brigadier el dejar de considerar & Diego, una
por la prosperidad y las delicias. Sin confiar & vez descubierto, como prisionero .de guerra.
nadie su intent, por miedo A los espias, em- Entbnces escribib el Duque al General en jefe,
barc6se aquella misma noche en Socoa, en un y aquella misma maiiana habia recibido una ca-
lanchon de pescadores: acompafiibala tan slo riiiosa carta de iste, autorizando i Diego para
el hijo menor de Pachics que ella tenia i su ser- disfrutar de Ia libertad mis absolute, con to cual
vicio, y corriendo graves riesgos, llcgaron mila- cesaba todo peligro, y se hacian inktiles todos
grosamente al caserto de Azcocta. La herida los nisterios.
de Diego no era grave; inas st mujer lo encon- En cuatro palabras retirib la Duquesa todos
trb moribundo. Hablase obstinado en no dar estos hechos, con eta concisa elocuencia que-
aviso i nadie de so estado, temerosa de que'al- sin haber leido i Ticito ni i Plutarco, tienen
guna imprudencia revelase a los enemigos su las mujeres en circunstancias apuradas. Con
asilo; y sin mis socorros que los escasos que la maestri de un orador parlamentario, puso
Pachica podia prestarle, hallibase. ya en grave en primer t&imino aquellos hechos mis de
peligro de muerte. Por burden de Pilar *vis6 bulto, que podian destruir mejor Is calumnia
Pachica aquella misma noche i la Duquesa, y levantada; y so voz, siempre inainuante,
ya hemos visto c6mo la noble seaora acudib su supo tomar tal tinte de ternura, al des-
llamamiento, llevindole la mis estimida de sus cribir el valor de Diego, el heroism de Pilar y
joyas: el rosario de la Duquss Santa, que ella el infortunio de loa nietos de Pachics, que algu-
mismo colg-al cuello del herido, con esa piado- nos de los presents st sintieron conniovidos.
ia fe, consuelo sienipre del que sufre, y remedio Ella lo estaba en efecto, y sus grande ojos ne-
tantas veces de so desgracia. gros, lenos de lHgrimas, se pasesban por today
Sin perder un moment refiri6 Is Duquesa aquella concurrence tin encono ni rencor, como
a si marido, It desgracti que ocurria. El buen si creyese encontrar en todos aquellos corazones,
un eco fraternal de la emotion qua el suyo
(r)-iLos Idos, Idos... Dieguitol-Dicho sena... Mas quio l mal estrells de Pimpollo
popular rascongdo, qua equirale ita ~ ea t r is Dt r on,
"no uele. qua at terminal It Duquesan =oslcion, le divi-

saran sus ojos .'don pasos (de ella, escuchando --lPero no (leciu V. que ponia para ml ula
atentamente con incr6dula sonrisa. La mujer se postdata ?...
acord6 dc que era inujer, y no Ie fue possible re- Pues no la ves, hoilbre?-replic6 is dama
sistir a la tentacion de la vengaiiza. La sombra tomando la carts ; y ponieindo cl dedo en el es-
de Fulvia, picando con un alfiler de oro la len- pacio en blanco que par dchajo de la firm que-
gua del orador ronmano, dcbib de pasar enl aquel daba, accrc6 el prpel a las narices dc Pinpollo,
molninto ante su vista. y dijo i media voz con una frescura sin igual eA
-Aqui esth la carta del General ei jcfe,-dijo los fastos de la crueldad femenilna:
sacando una del holsillo. Es digna de leerse. _- El hotarate difamador de tus sobrinos, no
porquc se acredita en ella de cumplido caballero. merece que le iastigue la espada de on cabal-
Y enjugandose las ligrimas, 6 haciendo como lero... Clara puede encargarse de cortarle la
que se las enjugaha, alarg6 con la mayor natu- punlita de la lengua, cou sos tijeras de bordar...'
ralidad la carta al Msrquesito, diciendo: VI.
-Ilazme el favor de lerniosla, 'inmpollo... Conisiguib la veridica relaciion (e la DI)uei.a
Justamente trae pars ti una postdata. destruir por complete In calumnnia referida por
El Marqucsito creyb reventar de satisfaction el arquesito?... Ni nosotros lo aseguramos, ni
al saber que el General en jefe se ocupaba de su osari nsegurarlo nadie que conozca cuan dificil
persona, y ponibndose e.i el ojo derecho el lente. es arraitar laI maledicencia la trajada de loura
de un solo vidrio; que en au iltinia expedition n qu ha hincado ya el diente.
habia traido de Inglaterra, ley6 solemnemenre. Es, sin embargo, cierto, que al terminar
"Qnerido Duque: Jamns te perdonare que no aquella noce la tertulia,- una sefora anciana se
hayas telddo en mi la suficiente contianza, para acerc6 i la Duquesa, y poni6ndole en la mano
escribirme desde lu6go la gloriosa desgracia tdos monedas d ro, l lic casi con ligrimas
tu sobrino, yen penitencia te inpongo la carga, en los ojos, que las hictese Ilegar en so nombre
de escribirne cada dos dias el estado en que s nets de Pachica.
encuentre. Por telhgrafo aviso at Brigadier Z-**,
que Diego es libre pars ir i done mejor le E igualmente sut6dtico, que cierta vind
plazcain que nadie l moleste. El batirse con alegre, y cierta solterona trite, sostenian entire
enmig oo tsbrino es una hora par los azule almohadones de preosa berlin
eemj g rto, y puedes decide de i oi r parte, q que D de la tertulia las condtcid k casa, el siguiente
Chiros le da como merece, la Cru e San Fer- dlogo:
nando,.yo te enviari de regal la misma placa -Per"' ia visito qu actriitan consumeda?...
que levo en el pecho. Ponme los pis de --Cruces me estaba yo hiciendo... Ni A Mat'l-
Clara y de Pilar, y aprende h 'no desconfiar de Diez, ni & Is Ristori le cede la palms.
-nca. de to antiguo amig,.X*" -Por supuesto, que lo de la herida de Diego,
El Mrquesito rgistr, In carta por todos la- serk filfa... filfa complet..
.l, enlcontrando postdate asglns, pregantd '-Nolaored::. La hei-da debe de setr e
rpCindi;idola Duquneg Clara es list yata blen los cabos...

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-Ent6ces, cs meneater estar ciega, para no
ver de. d6nde ha salido la herida...
-- Ahl... Ya cago I... i Algun desafio!
-Pues claro esthl.. Si c se cae (de su peso...
Que Diego fu4 en persecucion de los fugitives,
que los alcanz6 en alguna part, que hubo asto-
tadas y... Itableau ..
S-1 Eso es I ;Si, s(!... No puede serotra cosa.
-Para ml como si lo viers... Y ena Clara,
que es capaz de urlir un enredo en la punts de
una agujo, se ha traido al matrimonio i s casa,
y ha inventado toda esa historia...
-No faltarin inocentes que se la tragucn.
-Lo que es yo, ya soy vieja... quiero decir;
he visto mucho, y no comulgo con ruedas de
-Pues mira que la fresca que le soltd6 Pim-
pollo, fu6 de padre y sefor mio. .
-Quita alli, mujer, que me did lhstima .el po-
bre muchacho... No s6 cbmo la Condesa per-
mite en su casa' semejantes grosertas.
-En.ji, querida, no va encontrado una de
quin fiitrse...
-Tienes razon, hija... Mailana mismo voy i
escribir i Cauterets, para prevenir I mi her-
mana... Al-fin, tiene -hijas-jvenes, y bueno
es que sepan estoi ejemplos para que vivan pre-
-Tasmbien yovoyAe.scribir lasd Ja Tijera,
que hanatuelto ya Madrid y les contar es por
he todai wvntura.
La'befdlirta v detuvr, >y.a1 viudita puso pinto
fnha di ienhdd:
--Pero:mire V, por.dbnde ha salido la Pilari-
to, con ,a ciara deFilote...

A to cual contest la solterona elevando los
ojns ai cielo, con un pddico suspiro:
-I Ah mlm Diem de la Fnc ael...
I.ulS COI.OMA, s. 1.

Cardinal J ac obin ,

The late Cardinal Jacobini, Secretary of State,
whose lamented death was briefly announced last
month, was born January 6th, 1832, and created
by Leo XIII in the Consistory of September
19th, 1879, Cardinal Priest of the title of S.
Maria delta Vl'(tori, and soon after named to
the high office of Secretary of State and Admi-
nistrator of the property of the Holy See. .His
remains, vested in the cardinalitial robes, were
exposed in the throne-room of his former apart-
ment in the Vatican with the customary ceremo-
nial honours until the time of their removal to
the Pauline Chapel of the Vatican, whence, after
the prayers and absolution of rite, they were
borne to the Cemetery of S. Lorenzo without the
Walls for temporary interment. His solemn
funeral obsequies were celebrated this niorning
in the Church of S. Maria in Transpontina. The
catafalque, surrounded .with too torches, was
placed in the centre of the nave, the red hat
appended at the foot, and at the four corners
banderols with the escutcheon of the deceased
Prince of the Church. After the Office for the
Dead, recited by the Carmelite Fathers, the So-
lemn Mass of Requlen was pontificated by the
Papal Almoner,-who ws attended at the altar
by the-pontifical chaplains; and the music was
rendered by the Sistine choir. Twenty-one
Cardinals and the Grand Master of the Order
of Malta assisted in the stalls; the Knights of
Malta.were seated at itie Gospel side o the altar,

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the Diploma*ic Corps at the Epistle side, and na SantaR. El hecho fuh tal, que otro semejante
around the catafalque were ranged the chief jamnis lo han contemplado los mis ancianos del
dignitaries of the Papal Court and of the several Pueblo, y los tiene & todos sorprendidos yadmi-
pontifical bureaux and sacred congregations to- radios: y por lo mismo, serk este, el rasgo mnas
gether with numbers of the Roman patriciate, brillante que adornar plans piginas de la Historis
whilst all the remainder of the church was filled Corozalefia.
with members of the foreign colony in Rome.
.Ohl nb: ya no es Corozal el Pueblo mas
Cardinal Jaclbini belonged to several of the y
Cardinal Jacbini belonged to several of the malo de la Colbnia ni la puerta del Infierno, co-
most important sacred congregations, and was
mo era Ia fama que corria de boca en boca afios
Protector of the Sovereign Order of Malta, of paao re is desde el el, n ojoc
the Discalced Carmelite Order, of the National p do Mire Dios, desde el cie, cn ojo
de bond ad y misenricordia; ya su mirada divine,
Teutonic Institue of S. Maria dell' Anina, of the i a
cono Diios Omnipotente, cay6 A sus pis lamor-
Monastery of S. Caterina dei Funari, and one ta de lia culpa que le cubria y las ligadoras de
taja de Ila culpa que le cubria y las ligaduras de
of the Protectors of the Accademia Teologica. lagnornca y respect hmano q t
l- a lgnorancia y respeto human que lo tenia sta- .
The final absolution at the Catafalque was given do aro de a impeded y juto Is fen*,'
by the Sub-Dean of the Sacred College. The s as cosu quedaron i y
will of the late Cardinal has been admitted to fnsrza. de ent6ncs, quel aon ra s uY $ligi,
fuerza. Desde ent6nces, el amor a s religilnt
probate; the estate, in value some half million Srosas y stn e mo anth e le-
Sacrosamta y at so Cristo no es como annte se de-
lire is bequeathed in proprietorship to his two y o
nephews, their father being cia, nulo -y sin fruto y su fU muerta y alpaada.
nephews, their father being during life ua c Afr dhc efides in brad. Adn hay fA en Cooal;
unariu. It is further burdened with legacies to f va, v rosa, respndecin
the Pope, to Mgr. Mocenni, and Mgr. Galimln
berti, to his relatives, friends, servants and some L Que otra cosa dice sino, apuella concifrrenci
,.other persons-The T bet. a Ia Santa Mision dada por los Padres en pre-
paraciom al cumplimiento Pascual? QQue indies
aquel giran ndmero de personas de diiferentes
sexos y ledades que se acercaron a reciblir el Fan
Eucarisitico el Viernes de Dolores para consolr0
de-algua modo i la Madre de Dios adolorids?
e Qu, atquella multitud de sefioras quell psrti-
I ALELUTIA. tALELUIAI paron die la sagrada mesa el Jueves Santo?
LA RISURRBCCION DB COROZAL.. j QuA, alquella union brden y devocion ea la Vel
al Santisimo, en las tres horns de Agonua, en Is
ON l n stsfco y nd Procesicon del Santo Entierro y aquel zelo y en-
N ecor n tisecho y rebosandtusiasm desplegado por miembros de la Soce-
Slegria per todos lados, damos la en- dad de Ila Santificacion de Domingo, ea la que
S horabuena al Pueblo de Corozal por brillan los principles caballeros y jevnes del
Sgrandioso espectfculo de religion piedad y Pueblo de Corozal? lAhl eto es hermosol
deociou que h dado durante loa dias de Sem- i et es admirable I esto'es cotoladorll.

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