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244 The Indian Advocate.
Monks were the first coal-miners in Scotland, says Father Barrett in the last Dublin Review. The principal value of the great Abbey of Newbath, near Dalkeith, consisted in immense coal deposits, and the Cistercian monks worked the mines themselves. Man, always prosperous, would be giddy and insolent; always afflicted, would be sullen and despondent. Hopes and fears, joy and sorrow, are, therefore, so blended in his life as both to give room to worldly pursuits, and to recall the admonitions of conscience. It is stated that the Cardinal Archbishop of Cracow is endeavoring to persuade the French Benedictines to re move to Austrian Poland. He offers the exiles the ancient Abbey of Tyniets, now in ruins, formerly a home of the Order for 800 years. It is believed the monks of Solemes will ac cept his offer. - The Fort Hall Indian lands in Idaho will be opened to white settlement. The President's proclamation to this effect has been issued and the necessary instructions have been sent to the government's agents in Idaho. This action will open 1,000,000 acres to homesteaders under the usual provisions of the Federal laws. Virtue cannot be hid. The time will come that shall raise it again even after it is buried and deliver it from the malignity of the age that oppressed it. Immortal glory is the shadow of it and keeps it company, whether we will or no. But sometimes the shadow goes before the substance, and overwhiles it follows it; and the later it comes the larger it is, when even itself shall have given way to it.