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H4 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
The Sovereign Pontiff has just selected the forty Consul tors from various nations, who are to assist the Commission of Cardinals for Biblical studies. There are 13 Germans, 11 Italians, 9 Frenchmen, 2 Belgians, 1 each from the United States, England, Ireland, Holland and Spain. Fifteen of the Consultors are members of xeligious bodies: 4 Dominicans, 4 Jesuits, 2 Benedictines, 2 Sulpitians, 1 Augustinian and 1 Oratorian. The Secretaries are Father Fleming, Vicar Gen eral of the Friars Minor and the Rev. Fr. Vigouroux. Nine of the Consultors reside in Rome. t Ik Combes, and company, drive out the Benedictine Fathers from their College at Douai (France) they will have to answer for it to their sober-minded neighbors. The Ben edictines teach only their own countrymen young English men, students for the priesthood. For this purpose English Catholics have recently given large sums of money. Besides, a large sum of money, paid to England for French confiisca tion of Benedictine property a century ago, is now under con trol of the French Government. The correspondent of the English Guardian learned that, in case of the expulsion of the Benedictines, England will support a demand for in demnification to the amount of 100,000 pounds, besides other indemnities for money spent on the edifices and land, amount ing altogether, it is supposed, to 2,750,000 francs. The French Government will pay this 'mighty quick, to be sure; for they are much more afraid of English sailors than of French monks and nuns. An Appeal for Indian Schools. To all the Societies Affiliated With the American Federation of Catholic Societies. Cincinnati, Ohio, January 18, 1903. (Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.) In making this first national appeal in the name of the