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178 The Indian Advocate.
Herr Frederick Krupp, maker of guns and cannons, is the richest man in Germany. A practical comment on the' progress of civilization. We need guns and cannons to keep up civilization. The poor and blind world! - Envy is the daughter of pride, the author of revenge, the beginning of secret sedition and the perpetual tormentor of virtue. It is the filthy slime of the soul, a venom, a poison that consumeth the flesh and dryeth up the marrow of the bones. - The most powerful incentive to a virtuous life is not the eloquence, but example. The old poetic maxim is still true: Men are more moved by what they see than by what they hear. Our Lord began not to teach and to do, but to do and to teach; and those who are to carry on His work" must imi tate Him in this as in everything else. - The Holy Father is described by recent visitors to Rome as in unusually exuberant and sanguine spirits and, despite his incessant protests against encroachments upon the rights and freedom of the Church, confident of the ultimate vindi cation of her claims at the hands of the very powers that are conspiring for their destruction. The Trappists of Marianhill, near Durban, in South Africa, says an exchange, have immense tracts of land which they are cultivating. Ten years ago the place was a wilder ness today 10,000 acres of smiling fields, with a monas tery, several boarding schools for the Kaffir boys, workshops where they learn trades of every kind, several mills, telegraph and telephone offices, and all the appurtenances of advanced civilization. Surely, if there is a Darkest Africa, the "igno rant and lazy monks" are not to blame for it.