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- r'air.
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won Miss.
For both these genteJames Powers, left theaind
Sair.
attention of our friends in the several places
they visit,
CwLtt'LIC M!LITA'r UNIoN or THE CRose.
Copies of the Constitution of this Association,
in English, can be had at this oice at the fol
lowing rates: 10 to 100 copies, at 3 oente a
copy; 100 to 500 copiaes, at 2 cents a copy; 500
to 1000 copies, at 1* cents a copy.
REV. A. J. RTAN.-We are happy to state
that our Rev. Editor-in-Chief, Father
Syan, has arrived in Mobile, on his return
from the European trip lately undertaksn
by him. Our readers, and all his numer
eas friaends, will be glad to hWar that hise
health has been greatly improved by the
tour. eot only so, but we have no doabt
thatla iaat be old world, asu seen by himp,
must ha left impressions which his tivid
descrptiv, powers will work up intenseny
a glowing pietare of truth sad wisdom for
thes i  l nnjoyment of his hearers or
readqs- " 'bave not as yet received any
eommualeeteon from him, ftrther than the
mere la rmatioa of his arrival as above
mentiemed.
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r.I Dismiarek ad the Church.
From the April number to
abbrb
tale of
the world ad shall
with time only. ,
bit hw aus wift
. spead the
lityof Frederlek II;'te wide-spreadiel
names which followed the ineendiary torch
e Luther,'tbhe French Revolution with its
deluge of IaAdehltr, the imperial sway, of
the Cosican wth t~e Pptsr in chains,
Sby the .Reeip-how Lttldoes hall teac,
to thew wbo will not leagnt
Sbees Bismuartkitar bythe lesou taught
to Jallap, to Napelee 1 lI.h, Pes mereI
humsee wisdm appdmeate the troth coo
s veyed by this bhistory It does not. It
see so marvel, nomiraele In a vitality ua
der such blows, la. tIefrles over sueb odds. 1
It a an odt mas Pa Rome, ealledI
Pope,idesd by a theousand other aged men
called Bishops scattered among all the na
tions of the world, eeastituting a hierarchy I
out of elements anst~tily theinost discor.
dant, organising a Chreb, whose basis is 4
uiaty, out of nationalitiee the most ants.
goistlo, fatgbre a sodety which by the
natural lbws etrah pessleo and huian
antipathiesm ghtt. ge . pieces of itself
in a short time; It ees that hierarchy per- .
petuating itmlf,' that organisation living ,
and growth stronger for nineteen hundred
years, anddhi t4-ibt efe of dreadfat per- d
-l seeutise, waned upon by the mightiest r
0,i nations and by all the nations eombined, e
o under the opposition of Kings aid Emper. a
ors, through. .te hatred and scoangs of p
the learned, the fashionable, the inlaential; ri
a Church submitting to all yet conquering o
all, daily slain yet daily rising stronger p
at from its cross-human wisdom sees all
3 this, and still sees nothing unusual. i it, a
te nothing StbpernaturaL c
And so il11ll be In the fature. Die- *
E- matck and his implety will pass away. g
The storm that now darkens the religious al
,d horizon will spend Itself. Peace, and even at
'e triumph, will smile upon the Church again. m
But again the latent Paganism of human in
nature will grow restldvqader the res
,, "thints of true wisd ; agalt the worldly
w- wise and the haughty will devise the des- cc
a truction of the Church; :agan her enemies ,v
b will swell with exaltation at.the supposed th
advent of her rain, and agai the old story th
to of their folly and her trlaumph shall be re- to
pr peated, as it will continue to be repeated, 01
n untit the great da) when those who have
i eyes to see shall no longer be able not to ,
rsee.
is ci
1e Obscene Literature. B
t We have been favored by Hen. C. L. hi
p, Merriam, member from New York, with a
Li copy of his speeeh recently delivered in m
7 Congress on the subject Indicated I% our 5a
r eaption.. Itis truly startling, and indeed
ir fearfal, in the details of infamy which it is th
7 the means of making public. The whole PA
e country ir under a debt of obligation to W
e the Hon. Member for his exertions in this gr
matter, and equally so to Mr. Anthony ag
Comstock, of the Young Men's Christian mi
Association of New York, for the indefati- tW
fatigable labor.undeagone by him in the
same cause. Its
Mr. Comstock writes to Mr. Merriam, de
that: " there were one year ago published wt
in and about New York and vicinity, one she
hundred and .forty-four different obscene 8o
books." He continaes, " I have seized the an
stereotype plates, steel and copper plate thi
engravings, etc., for one hundred and lon
forty-two of these books." He has de
stroyed more than five tons of such works pol
besides immense quantities of indecent wi
pictures, engravings, photographs, songs, Bo
etc. ho
These things were disseminated in oo on. be
oefrvable quantites throughout the United the
States, by means of the mail, and princi- as
pally among students and school children
of both sexes. The operators of this trade
would buy catalogues of educational estab
lishmenta, givinglists ofthenasnesofpupil. beg
They would then send to the direction of Tb
some of these names, alist of their "fancy" ow
books as tlhey call them, in hopes that en- ex
rioeity or a prurient fanoy, would suggest to
a desire to order some of their beastly ed
wares. * eitl
That they did not calculate without an
reason, ntay be inferred from the it The
of the immense bbaineess whloh they have spe
saeueeded in establishalng. Think of 482,
000 filthy photographs and other pietures,
intended to be elreulated throughout the BDa
country, but fortnsately selsed and de- pig
stroyed. Five tons of boks specially lng
made to pander to the lowest appetites of skil
bestiality, would be enouglr to passr throuegh sho
milliohs of hands. qua
Yet all this horrible trade of iniquity is e h
being pushed on silently, but persistently app
and continually. It is eddreased to the core
young, and It is bligbhing tihe Amer-. thai
ieanr race, physically and morally, witha facl
more frightful ruin by far than even thIat has
of dmuukennscc. not
* It is through the schools that this is the
dem through "les t ýi 116 l
all Protestant aehoola, there is not eompMra
tiel. any g as pIeaed 4er the teedo
of 0 eong Is lahis reprset. IAttIe efet
m* is mu { ti led qt wil4M y hsa os me
erst:oeesealma, aqd oaen whatsv to pree
vent their eorteepeadeano with publishers
riftwb id them nd' Ia aa .thoe spke
the of aboe. It woud lie thoughbt urepubt
Ceat Id .perhbaps " Jeslteal" to inspect
th mesmpsdne.es .1 staudlet, and hence
oppettbl tlme Which, result in such broad
log ast moral deatrnetion.
rob I Cathlie istitutions, the strictest
its guag. kept over the communication of
of stadeta with the outside world, and an
espeeial point is made of watching over
S,.aelas belng muok more important than
vk* t'telloestualsd qulaeae. Thousands
at Potestatpapremts aumderstand this, ad
ple'thelr edbldren In C'athol!e establish
ht meta wlho they kaew that their moral
Sdevsebppent will be sedulously guarded.
,-. How afortunsto that many Cathelies
It have not discretion enough to understand
a. this, bat persiateptly send their children
is to publie free schools to save a little ex
ad pense. They do this in plain violation of
,othat obedissee which they owe to the
as. thbeb, and oblivions to the manifest dan
by ger Which they ran of plaeiag their helpless
r. ofbprlng under inluoeees such as those
is expressed in the speeeh alluded to.
s
be The Darton Pilot.
The paper bearhl this name elaime to
elf be a Catholl paper. We say claims ad
- visedly. ia paper which volunteers its
Scolamas ad the willing medium of partisan
ed lies, beetrietly called Cathelic It is evi- I
r- deethat It could not, if those lies related to
t religlons matters, ad I it not almost as
d, evident when, thoegh they do not refer to
r- such matters they do to others of grave
of public import and seriously aflioting private '
J; rights I A paper not imbued with the spirit
I of truth and justice is all things cannot
hr properly be called Catholic. e
11 Wears referring now to the most unfair'
, and apparently nmaliclousn course of the
journal in question in publishing versions of
h the Colfax affair in Grant parish of this
* State. Its issue of May 3rd inst., had
a about half a column of what it calls "A a
statement of colored men-how the di b
Sunilty originated,"ander the following head- P
ing in immense type, A
TIIE MASSACRE OF THE DLACKS. CI
V This was published without a word of a.
comment except what was contained in its ci
a very expressive caption. Nowhere in
the piper could we discover any attempt
I to correct the impression that might na
turally be given by this concoction of a lot
I of unscrupulous negro" politicians, or to O
present the opposite representations of
° whIte men, yn the same topic. Supposing,
however, that this omission might be aso
cidental, we awaited the next issue of the
Boston Pilot, which has since come to
hand under the date of May 10th.
a Unfortunately this number is no improve
n ment on the former. Again it presents the 'i
r same ominous caption, w
I THE MAssACRE OFTHE BLACKS
a this time introducing the romance of Mr.
e Packrd addressed to Attorney General P4
a Williams through the'medium of the tele
s graph.. Again not a word of warning of
r against being imposed on, not a word inti- t,
i mating that there was a different version of m
the affair to be coqsulted. 8.
And jet this sheet .which thus makes mi
Itself the organ of some wicked negro plan, ti.
derers, and of the vilest political harpies de
who ever robbed a persecuted people-this all
sheet does not hesitate to address itself to l
Southern patronage and to send its partis- TI
a iassues down here among those whom it ale
thus not only insults but aids in oppress- las
lng.
The Boston Pilot -has no excuse for its
political bigotry in the Puritanical climate Pa
where it exists.. That splendid journal the iol
Boston Poet is visible proof that courtesy, to
honor, humanity and broad patriotism can ha
be combined with intellectual ability of 1e
the highest order, as eminently in Boston tw
as elsewhere. e0
The Situation.
At one time daring the past week affairs tie
began to assume a warlike appearance. eff
The ramors from St, Martinaville, humor- spl
oeosly called thes seat of war, were quite thi
exciting, eanusinog extras and second editions tal
to go off like hot cakes. After all, it turn
ed out to be a sharp dodge of somebody, ho,
either to keep up the excitement or to make in
a nice little operation for the newspapers. pr
The whole thing Ifoved to be a splendid
specimen of
rlowrwo AT LOO TAw. Th
We do not intend to ridicule Col. De lo
Blase for this. On the contrary, we ap
plpd his prudence and discretion Ln avoid
lug bloodshed. His valor and military
skill are too well known to require that he
should seek an occasion to exhibit their Tb
quality. He has accomplished the object ml
he had in view in his demonstration, which
appears to have been simply to put on re- ¶
cord, in an unmistakeable shape, the proof obs
that the Kellogg government was not a de
.facto one in the parish of St. Martin. He prin
has demonstrated the fact that-Kellogg had pri
not power enough in this State, even with
the aid of the Metropolitan Police, paid as pes
re- haas se.lema, he toek steps a~. Mi
era his roeedpgs fJest there. HNýurid i~
le by rd .seae ,al q.ceeomp .his par
in. pose with the fsslee of very Mttle. bit ,
sot and happily he bhis suecesded aecordiag o
ce his aetlelptioae.
rd- Wetber. tim game was
WORTS TESCANDLZ
eat is another thing. For our part wethink
of It very probable that the point seeosm h
an ed by him of showing that the, Kellogg
tar faction is not, by ye own power, adoe fJo
An goveranmest bet such purely through eor
d& treaeou power, may be found of gret
Ad importanes hereafter. A de. aed govern
ib. ment, Ia the sense of its legal standing and
ral in ts r1ght.4 bind claseas or sabjects by
its setton, oaghtto stand oflte own strength.
lee If itl. merely upheld by foreign bayonets
Sit is virtually a
ea roRUGIIx OVKZIM NT,.
a- and s sot really a de facto government but
of a conquest. If the conquest sboul4 turn
be out to be permanent, then, of course, the
a. conquered country is bound by Its pro
as eeediage I if, however, the conquest should
se t any time terminate, no one could pretend
to hold the citiseas of the country bunad
by the engagement of its oognqorers, on
the pleatof their being a de facto govern
Sment.
IN tM: carT.
matters do not stand In so defensible a
a position. Though the great body of our
people have maintained a peaceful attitude
o and evinced a law-abiding disposaltion,
certain hasty spirits have allowed their
o patriotism to boil over. The attempt at
ASSAI5lWATION
e was probably the effect of whisky, but
whatever may have been its efficient case
it was an attempt at a kind of crime which
can never obtain countenance in this com
manuity. The Southern gentleman is, un
happily, often, too prone to,the use of wea
pons but always on terms of equality and
fair contest. He never assal!s his enemy
in the back, or from .the cowardly cover of
a crowd. In fact, we think eurr people, I
besidlea their chivalrous instinct of fair i
play, have sense. enough to know that thae I
Ajmlghty does nod need the assistance of I
crime in order to make justice triumph,
and that, indeed, he will curse even a just
cause which resorts to such means. ,
BLOWS AND ASSAULTS "
though not so extreme, are of the same
type and never attain to respectability I
here. Tlere are, indeed, certain men in
odr midst whose very names are couplet
with all our memories of oppression and t
villainy and infamy, but the way to get rid a
of them is by a steady pressure of publie I
contempt, not by a brutal violence which t
is as lawless and generally as cowardly as
their own vile record. t
ST. JosP-n's FAlr.-Owing to the severe I
storms at the commencement of the week, a
when the Fair was to have closed, the ladies
found it necessary to continue it till this, t
Sunday, night, when all articeles will be die- n
posed of. The closing night being the one of I
all others for 'fun, we are satisfied that a large b
number of visitors will be present, besides all
of St. Joseph's parishioners.. The great con- g
test for the saddle, which has attracted so Li
much attention, will then be decided. The a
five gentlemen engaged in it, as well as their b
many friends, have been making great exer- o
tions to eclipse each other, and there is no a
doubt that the victor will be the observed of ti
all observers on the oeasilon, for it will cer- a
tainly be a severe test of popularity and liber
ality, so evenly are the contestants matched, a
The contest for the piano at the Hibernia table tI
also excites much attention.. Four or five young ii
ladies are contesting for it. . p
The exhibition at St. Mary Jefferson College, hi
Per St. James, last Sunday, afforded a very en- h
joyable entertainment to the students as also
to their numetous visitors and friends. The ai
hall was crowded with the relatives of the col- o
legians, many families coming afromdistanceof p
twenty and even thirty miles up and down the hi
coast. Of cor u our city was well represent- n,
ed, as qnit. a unmber of the students are from
here i:I.ving thus assembled most of those h
whb'in they hold dear on earth, the young gen- e
tlemen set to work to entertain them, in which
effort they succeeded most admirably. The b
splendid brases band was the first in the field, H
then followed many beautiful songs and reoi
tations after which the drama of "The Expai ta
tion" was enacted. The performance onoclud
ed with a comic piece, after which several
hoors were pleasantly passed by the visitors t
in social converse with the students and Rev.
profesors.
CATHOLIC TorAL AsmrrrnCs AssOCLTZOX.- gr
The regular monthly meeting of this Amoela. be
tioen, will be held this, Sunday evening, at 6*I o
o'clook, in the Star Hall 194 Caroadelet street 1
Members are requeosted to be punetual In their Os
attendaoee. eo
ST. ALoyems TortAL Amruac Carurs.-- c
This Cadet Asolatlpn will aneert to-day at de
half-past ene o'elock. All boys wishing to n
join are invited to attenad. re
The New Eureka PHnting OMee, No. 33 Nat- eh
eh4qatreet, between Camp and Magauin, received the
highesatpremleumaat the Louisieanaee State FaiLr for the to
best priatUnag pres, the best bil printing; the bemt card en
printing, the best beook printaing, and the beat brilef
priating. Rolli year erdere. 15
The converusation fan affords an agreeable sol
psatme for year visitors.
7TSl FaIT rTr L Or T18 DIOCSEs OF NAT
DNarT-y eloved Z.- g sai e " I gave dl
sessioue to thi TVy aandtead. eclergy of
!bhsDisease of Wtabsifetts r·eek atM
Sp1, sr. given l.i 1 Coet ,misr ed,.
Siiros etio gatash thviehlme.ef torms.
- WehaveeeW to be Uas lB that Miss
, dilpt bas. ' *Raresa d mprtly IId rn ai
ths te is vi sisee, in rseeat years. And yet
oe of thee wehatefsit at ; (1erest times,
and airbly this aen jlluis serlous damage
has been dose la everal plaes. Likewise we
lnk have resem to praise God, for the good
h* health with which Ho ommsonly blesses our
tat. And yet from time to time variouslo
Sealities have leen grievously aflited with
fatal dilseaes.
It ha appeared to u ltable to invite
you all to unit year prayer with- thoe of
r the hurh--i} thanida Gd far the mereles
ad He s.olre eadybow: e u eand oar naegh
by bor-ad in begging HR farther preteetion
th. forg deltations efsterm, pestilence, eoniagra
ate tion, eto.
And I use the oceasion to draw year atten
tion to oeast ef the special means of protection
with which He has fornisehed us :--ad to some
of the reasoms why we ought to make more
be freqent and confding usnee of them.
The general means of course, s ter each one
o to improve his own life, and inerease his ferver
id in prayer, almsdeeds and all good works Our
ad heavenly Father ohastiss Bi sbildrAn fr
ad their smendment: and if He sees them al
on ready amend their lives under His holy fear,
n- this often inlades im to witheldthe ehaster.
lung rod.
Bit the special means I wish to reestead
to yoU st present, is to mae se often and
with lively faith, of those outwartdilgs ad
material objects, whioh the Chareh encurages
Samong her children : such as the 8bsl e i wa
n, Caoes, HOLY WATra, BLaemU CAErDLU ALD
Ir Pauss, CuOzass, AoxGs Days, uIcaS or
Barrnt, MEDALs, HOLY IMAors, ETC.
It is not necessary to exhort you against say
at abusive application of these things, and super
e titios ideas about them. It Is enough to
h point out what would be abusive or superati
tious, and you will avoid it. It would be as
abuse to apply them to unlawful or Irreverent
purposes t or to use them in any way not a
sanctioned by the Church, or by the received
d usage of her devout and well inatrootea chil
7 dren.
f It would be superstitions to believe that they '
a, have any virtue, beyond what God is pleased 8
it.to give them, or to exercise by occasion of 0
, them. Consequently it is superstitions to e n
, pect asy sttpernatural power from objects that
have no special reference to God, or to His n
Saints :-eoul for example as the charms and
spells often used by ignorant people and by o
people who make light of sacred things.
We have a simple role for d'stinguishisg the p
e two kinds of objects Those that the Chureh 1
F approves are sacred; those that she rejects are C
o superstitious.
It would be superstitions also, to believe G
a that these sacred objects will always protect us
i against all calamities. This earth is a landof e
e exile. Our Lord has marked out the Way of al
b the Cross for our journey through it. Neither
His friends nor His enemies can'expeet to pass t
their lives without a large share of painful a
visitations. "JWhom God loreth He chaltiseth."
e (Hebrews, c. xii., v. 6.) "Es eaoll rule His eae
, ieswith a rod of fro." Psalm ii. v. 9).
s But while He does not allow us to eseape all at
temporal evils, He furnishes us with means,
natural and supernatural, to avoid many of
f them, and leaves to our own wisdom, to profit m
a by those means or not. to
I We all know some of the natural means for
guardidj against sickness, fire, lightning, etc., A
SInepite of all precautions, the most prudent
D men fall sick; and fire-proof houses have ol
r burned down. Yet none the lees, wise men
continue to make use of these protections be
cause experience shows that, very often, alt -
I though not always, God allowl them to turn
away, the danger.
These natural safeguards are uaed by all; bh
and God in His infinite condescension makes H
s them beoflt His enemies as well as they do His
Sfriends. But besides them, He has given ea- pr
pernatural aids, through which He often
grants especial protection to His children, who t
have confidence in Him, and simplicity of __
" heart, to use them fervently. .
The most common of these supernatural "f,
aids is Prayer :-and the use of the devotional fog
objects which I am recommending, is an act of eel
prayer. For prayer is any lifting up of our
hearts to God ; and outward prayeris expressed in
not only by words, but by actions, gestures an
onl even looks. To kneel, to stretch out the Pe
hands, to raise the eyes, may be outward pray- cie
ers. And so likewise, to sprinkle Holy Water, er
to light a Blessed Candle, to hkiss a medal,- eve
by way of expressing that we call on God or hal
His Saints ;-these and similar acts are oat- the
ward nrayers anL means giveu by God to ob- mo
tain His help in time of need. wi
The reasons why I call your attention to
them now, are severa:--Some Cltholies, if pe
not reminded of these things, are liable to we
have their faith in them eobsened by the fogs wh
of unbelief arond them: and some may even the
grow ashamed of Using these devotions feFly, the
boeeause they appear ehildish, and expose them mi
to the smile of their neighbors. Bat to be fro
like little chlldren In our faith is exactly what bar
Our Lord demands of us. And it is hamefal th
eowardice, if the fear of a neighbor's smile tise
can frighten as from saking our Pather help. the
Coeaquently they who neglect to use these e
devotions, whih Bi gives for our defence, ean- dei
not expect that special protection which He is oo
ready to extend to His more simple-hearted 12.)
children.
Another reason is, that -e have everygroned now
to believe, that storms, conflagrations, jpestil- ither
ences, e.e., are often instrumeuts used by the gre
Devil, under the permission of God, for the 51
chastisement of men: and that while God wor
suffers evil spirits to wield these terrible wea- bell
pens ofdestruction, it is an especial huamilia- glo
Sion of the ir S1rgl  g f
Cros, a drop .ot sJr e l' h tedas edle
This ought sno:lol: a eitA Qf any Chri
dl- tain wbo knows from the Gospel that deon
y of have power to eve, of the
the dies of .
ed'. St. a i ulsaon bm'& Sets., a the pesriaj
Aolds power eer th aler u ml us; theim
sale- "eris leWi ilsee p.i
yet thab gaobver ts ewael oef4tme l
.i, ofs f *oe ais ,'ui" -
age heelans, o. A er! S eON »W, j
we As bad a ease te thieai haewlegp Sts
rood nature f .P i ,*.; b
our iaju0y 8 set4p.dna s
alo-. ther vaest wal ew e f.the !oes
with i w adbe1 0e e*i ctha tal oti  -o.
lies modt ' . t1bllaa
gh iasmA MIo4 dsei ha tS: elk epdie
lion with saell the * f -aeenosranill eegsa,
enduet rvufs a satIk or' Semi#.
oeod to r1t os, p., ýQV ai #r' · .ei l
a. trus Thea shaule bWe ee t"hoe. tha.
son that waeith about i the igi t on of t
s, oeneidat 4il. A. tbusl" ..' a $d at i h
ore sid, and ten thousad at thyiaght hbad:
but it shall et Some sighl' u. (Psal
one ze.)
vr The Fthbers tell au that Gel pepmits a
Dar eeua5 to rnp agauIt us, patly ase peasih.
abr met of ear esiy pary te litlOtOte our miate
u on patiently beptag these af illetioes, pr
to make u S sel Drr woasnes aid ur meed et
' thlp-ea4 to giae Godl ooapti uor showing
His power pad love hb defending i ds ho t h
ad anger.
l From what is kpovan tno ditr . a usIer of
md the world it seems that Geo them e deats
more power to ijere moen, at tris when mae
Sshow meot le4ifree9 te God; and still more
_ when they themselves iw+ke the help of atel
ow spiris.
Bsbo a prsdns' £akthey 'Ai an inorems of
my this powrr for evr, a the prsenat time, is the
a. numbses ad grievesese of the diasters
to whclah math oar diay.
ti- Whether this be so or not, we have reason to
s fear God's special sgsf is our times; sad it is
at well for au to mate more than orldiary use of
ot all the pr oti6s wbloh Bis weroy offers to
ed ue:-beonase this Indimfereno to God isa
ii- marked ebaneteristle of thde prent day.
We may hav, dlfdarenb opinione as to
ey whether the sins in eral of or period are
Sgreater or lees than those of some other peri.
of ods. wnt thiparticlapr aito o indifference to
God, and ti all that ia superssatral- every one
at must c onfss, that it- prehiilat as eatrsordi.
Snary degree. Even the aetfeit heathen us
tions did not so commbbly Ioho so boldly learve
out God, in their politics, their solcere, their
education, nor their marriage-at is done too
n prevalently now-by these who control legis
sh lation and publih opinion throughout the
Christian world.
To speaik etly of natural selen ;-the samn
e God who created the material world, and the
laws which govern it, oreated1 the le3ds
of me: and it is He Who in eal-h tmo-ve
Sage,gives men the power to discover orthese
r laws of nature, Just as mauch a is pleased
to let them. know, and nothing a re. In ou
ti generation God has been lifting the curtain a
little higher than befor :-and men are learn
uing eomthing more about the elements and
their mode of action. But with too many, fa
11 stead of being thankful they have only grown
oneeited : have set aside God Himself and His
i tebchings, as beneath the notice of scientile
it men: and like the foolish people that under
took to build the Tower of Dabel-they imag
ine that in their mateital seeaios, they will
And immortality for their tamse, and provide
the world witiproteetion against all temperal
evils.
It would not be strange thoe if God should
Sconforund their ingratilodse st pride, by let
} ting the evil spirits have greater freedom to
destroy their works, and baffile the inventions
of their science.
It is not oer place to say thatHe will do so;
but it iathe place f all who fear and love
Him, to offer Him reparation for thls spirit of
pride, by showing to every way the opposite
spirit of humble faith anod ohildlike trat in
SHim. And one very direct means of doing
this, is to have recourse freely, fervently and
confiddetly, to those little devotional cio
because St. Paul tells as God lves to use the
I "foolish aId contemptible things of the world"
I for humbling the things that imagine them
f selves to be great. (let. Corinthiane, 1., 17,28).
r Finally-at the present time men are grow
I ngmore and more familiar with the evil spirits,
and expressly invopking their interference.
Persone reven oof education and of high e
oiety, are conbultungao rn neablleru and sorer
era, for their temporl goods, their health, aad
oven their domeetlo happiness:-. thing whioh
hallfa century ago was nknown exe~ytameng
the very lowest of the Ignorant. And even
more, men are striving to erect these dealinug
with the devil into a scienoo and a religion.
Three thouand thre bhundred years ago, r
people among the wealthieet of the known
world, had some method of co.j.rations, by
Swhlok they bllhred they oeld eenverse with
the spirits of the dead, and learn thins hoeS
them which weu not otherwiss haewd. Al
mighty God eosdernase ths "seeking truth
from the Lead," In te sag snteno s with the
barbarotus supeoeMtiti of passing ehildrea
through, the Are He prononnead both pras
tie.. to be aboainations; and daelsrse that
those and other eoropila WyEn the cau sewhy
No had semtesoed thots people to be utterly
destroyed; ad given their enemies power to
aoomplish it. (Deuteronomy, c. xviii., v. 9,
12.)
These rolis of old abominationa men are
no.- rebuiding among us, and boasting of
them as new dTsooveries, and triumphs of pro
greas.
8t Paul culled the devil: " Ili 'od of this
world, who bath so blinded . or .fr,
glory of Christ may not be seeu by them."

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