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i.42 MEXICO AND THE MEXICANS.
ter that, Vespers were sung in the church, and dusk came up on the little city of San Lionel. No wonder, nurtured amid such scenes, that the genius of Mexico has produced musicians, painters and poets. Here genius dwells in the midst of beauty, and in constant con templation of the beautiful. Even under the impulse of the recent ''Liberal" Reform Movement, the people of the re public do not appear to have lost any of their love of Catho lic Beauty and Catholic Truth. So restrictive upon the faith of eleven millions of people have some of the "Reform" of the so-called, "Liberalists," become, however, that it is nothing unusual to hear a wish for annexation to the United States expressed, since the latter country does not, certainly, prohibit the education of priests and religion, within her borders, as the present Republic of Mexico is attempting to do, with more or less effect. -John Serena in The Poor Sauls1 Advaeate. & S m Sa w& wj& Carlyle: Thought works in silence, so does virtue. One might erect statues to silence. The total number of emigrants from Ireland in 1902 was 42,252, of whom 37,885 went to the United States. In 1901 the total number of emigrants was 39,253. A couple of dudish young men dining at a fashionable cafe in a certain city, thinking it wise to "jolly" the pretty waiter began to ply her with impertinent questions. At last one of them said to her: "I say, pretty Miss, what may your name be?" "Pearl," was the young lady's reply. "Oh, I see," said the questioner, "you're one of these Pearls of great price." "No, sir," modestly replied the demure maid, "I'm not a Pearl of great price, but one of those Pearls that are some time cast before swine."