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- A awnIme TA m -CTOLC OE"
- vGLtNIo W¶IKLt' BY
- f-- Nse Orleans ClA. ._ie Publishin (tf..itl at NnI %
Poygdis stm, bebuswe (Acap aoIiS..( -or strnt.
ThD Directinos-of 1r-pa~Ulac; -a h
The-- i tRev. ri J R. ut 0., _Vic i- adeint.
S- lvt. .. J. .l prTu, , f . . Vc u.. . U. ar.
l. J` FLAsAtAN; Mr. Ht dII-a- CLitKt ; tr. 'M..1,,
A:VAOaRV, Twereasrner; Mr. T. FrrT....le.iil. e rertuv.
All commulncations are to e tw ameut llto the k la.
Stored of Th esitsent Stacad t(im olit M-n upAre.
Teu _ of ecrption, Four sIlie.t It'.itum.
- in|ug.eiýliee Tea Cents.
Advertieemeato tainert natLterte oi t5t' iper squat
eight Iline, solid Nonpareil. iunt itutt is a 1itiore.
TrJlanulientadvertJ,5ment havluthrttuftl u p tie ,
fireisoneertioua rI 50 per aquare; ac:h subeeqte iter.
tlun 75 cents per'ijua re,.
AdvertIsnmegtn inserted at intervals, to baurged as
Snew eacuh Ilnsertion.
Regutr advertiJer, who s-rtiec arrgel. shll I..
_A_'9adieh discount froum uhboe t id tralnainut rote
as iihy be agtit liuljU : ptrovtied, 1 at in l o tte' hall
tsueh bisuttt exceed 25 per Cent= . _,u
All business n,tice o e adt ment to be uharged
O cants net per tinr, each i w rtn.
anll tranuaent adcertias uit <st 1 or in at
All a hlvertisee tahelnt n i luineti
..NUW-tflt 'ANl1,;Si)AiT, PK11Itt'Alt' HI, Ilet0,
llon , --elepuaugewila Stimlea.
S daiy,. to--St.6 'ntholnstic+.. Virg Sut
Ti. . trda., 13--St. tire .ory l. Pjoe..
Freaoai--bt. Agnl ,in, P t,,..
lat tulay,t.St:5-t.-ltiiat. Viirgiu and Mlat Ir.
a-w Iv*s-o- --- 5-;u -;;---
artiole on the Imlnaeulaed Cont-eptios, after InewPg int
typi , in answer to a tta on lloot u rrm, Iv.
peared in the rtcent soue ltme aget. It will appear in
'The charm ngeIt ry on our first pagei taken' from
the tcatUk i World-whether original or not we cannot
0t eIrH -lt icol ; c liatetetirtb-t hr oulIaX19
..._heading wtohi w-snl boe embmbhnmc
tie; hut the engraviug coutld-o t ie executed
here, hence outr disappoiutntenltrepltutavoid
Bi~Ah K BoCn)K, STATiNEHY, AN e h 'RI nIN it..-
p55'hps-tL4 e:.rgtt onal lbtt vat ,! nsst,rttteut
sf blanlIk Iooka uani tattio y, til h (lut.e.. to!
Sanu I ag, nt. faciL llt t it it -he
tonnd at the talbpla temnt of T. Fitzuwillina
&r Co., No. 76 C~tlp ustt. The taste t ttt eli
Sunreasouabl.y stit adn itadeji that cannttot hiere
be suited They have, Ib.sides, their own Print.
ing ce and Bindery, aud. as all mrders receive
t l personal supervision,'-the utmost faith
filness and excellence is gtlaranteed.
L ent is very near at hand; so all who contemplate
marriage bd better hurry up before it' too tl, and
have their crystal-trds prepared by Douglass, 9 , Camtp
street. e . . - ,
Besides good newspaper, faew thingr abettesr
than a good book; and few plafInr h-abC ger assort
miat thereof thin them ot d tf Gas ae1s & oickey,
Elder, oM 3 -o B -Bm rk your crpsets ae ncharntl
_ ntmd i oontitronarm Chr m Ithe n, reple them by
ligteir lo r by matting, which au h be had in all
- t-Ac n-&-Cl'. f.ac-ilitieroarew
d oalfclitie arewanted, und it is the
o la te dy t point them out. Fortnnatefm for us
a- ewsºArtita-·Jw.,Rspm, h -t snipi foulf
£s.t-lv paotlte ttiten utuat desire to 'audiioisliil
country'C credit; and our tri easiest ways of dtouiun
this and s a the .same time eoutribot un t i persenl
comfort, lle oaid the sireulatl oftm city maney, t ay
tlucg at OSrthnw tt7Leis & Stuart'., :II ansi u CUeIIi
S treet. iSe theirtr-ed.
_-- EiAL ESTAT :'wN'r.--Parties huvintg inproved or
-- vvsacantittyproperty, rluuntilitioe, el-., fur eatnr renti,,
-are intted to place tientim Oil the list Of holt-c. (;rNetn
aider, iht. 21 l'omnfertbletitie, ae tylt. ta makenli, ,otaic
until a tnuotiation iu.efiited, ltnyer. are itisified "1o
call ed ulamiiue their list of I,-operty Iof*t.re e rlcnting.
Sir Walter .Seott bh l a cllenl whtiear lct- reltu for
lle llw be vainly ltrove ti argpetlolt of hill. Om,'aenre,
somaetimes, anti agasinst tlheir will tiud i|lte1t.-ie.tes .,iiiuti
gled in its lmebhre. If any oine honld id himuedtf ill thil
rilenteta. )se would dtt heou them to appl' t Melenao.
Riehardson & Coleman, Attrnoeys anidl ai(iullllitir st
SLaw, No. lCommecinei Alley, whose idvertiserueut wili
be found inn.iother.:ilutuu.
A. Simon, Newsa IeaIr, tio. J5 Broane stletr, ba
on humandthe largest and enost varied srhuleitrnt of
matters in his line to tIe iuud in the cSity. peo it'ron at
firt sight would tseaolut the wllth iof-i thmenut I -retiriec
to be feopd in the narrow lititso of N o. t . Iueraeua
should nout udge by exuernul appesraicts. A glance ini
aide will remove all false imlpreiolet. 1t magazines,
representing literature in all Its plianse, are but a siall
Tnestlmeut-of hat awasatueeper itucotlgentiou. Among
reuent additions may lie itund iti "e llietiury of Iriltd,"
bhyMartln Haveirty, and " Iuitun terons tiut Maurtyrai
by John iavage. We rEltr to the adlvrtiseiueut in in.
IIeHtSIN.-We are gratidftid that the tirst
numberit the Star and Mcsserhger shouhld con
taiun two poetic gems from the gitted pen uo'
Hermine." - -
The contribetiouh a of this lady to the lriotel
ical pres have snltred her recogntition in the
list of authorathat has elevated the outhern
mind to an eminent position in literatore.
Our readlers will likewise he gladtto know
LAthat- in our next numlsr " Hertitine" j-Jgive
ihe tirst chaptee of a oerial story- , which, we
vent urei to predict, will prove het iile pen
capable of achieving eminence iii tits sister
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The only person arithorized to collect nuittey,
solicit subscriptions, advertisumettts.etc., ;,tr
i'" " this offce is Mr. Ches. D. Elder, or those Iholhlitig
ODIOC'tcIa sF NwH· ORLiKANS.-tun TrI laUtSy.
last the Most Rev. Archbishotp i-iinitllntt two-t
hundred amd forty per.ona a!tthe Arthltcliis..ilitl
____ WI W Ol.(t, It'AINTt, \VALl.P'IAIEI \. Vti
]DeW SIttAInos, ETc.--Mr. \Wheelahan, No. itfe (Itt
nal street, Itse a full assortmtlnt o1 nll the itt
-thles ebutmerated above. The establishmeist
-itself is one of the oldest in the city--and otur
friend--of course he ia not old--one of the wor
thieat men in the trade.
_ . _
TD Our Readefs-- a
fl 'Iotgh itf-4--eonlnonnayiug, that a sa
godiol cina'riacter needt no praise, so a. goodi
book-needs no preface; still as an ijtrodue
tion is required before an intimacy be al
lowed, oce'willpremunse to introduce our
selves to1o our readers, with a few prefatory
renuarks, hoping the introduction, though
self-miadle,. will lead to inti paey with our
Catthli lic ethretn as -kindly and lasting- as 1
\v. expect our sabscrilhe to be numerous.
For severtl ears--since our last Catholic
Etlglish paper, the SoultherD Pilot -
'Inessed by the t.ya of Butler,
who u itih inder his despotic away
all] ltdeplnde-nce of tind-abndrall liberty of
ation -jil uSar C'ath olics have deeply fet
the want of a.Catholic paper, devutod to
the. interestsiof Catholicism in this section
of the- ,cntn ryt . ,And in fact such a de
ticiency 'v.-ts univarrantableo}.vhen we con- 1
sider that bwltI een'tharlestoniand St. Louis
thkre is Ino Catholic paper of the English
lauatlaage. and tilht 'English is the native
tionagueof so itnmerous a part of the Catholic
wio1,luhtion in the Archdiocese of rNew
leans, and wenmay say of almost tlh*hole
this ecclesiastical province.
Every one-must ac wledge that the
press, and particular the periodical press,
is one of the gre owers of the day. We
can hardly - gine aly more efficaciqus in
strmentn n y more. powerful engine--any
e lutintealmtotno efCtion; --if n
*s ceaseless war 'engager bNtweemrtruth
and-error, the Catholics would neglect, the
uise-of that powerful arm, they would wilful
lv ind culpably maike themeve -
It is commionly said that r
erful atiiititll-prev aiL Ifthii,"s ing. be
ulnderitood of the final resmult,' is certain
that Almighty God will mm His Eternal
Trnuth prevail, and forever agaiset--the
father of lies.. Bu 'if this saying be ap
plied to the act course of human afahirs,
it is- a most fanciful and 'absurd notion.
If truth should always prevail, then justice
an irtue should also alwaysprev ine
stiee and virtue r Inoh g else lit the
practial-application of the truth. But this
ni ot the case among men, where we see so
oft untruth, injustice, and vice impu
dentl prevailing, raising shamelessly their
hideous heads, and trampling insolen
under foot all that is true, just, a nd-god.
Truth will not prevail among men unless
itbhe-oldly-sse1ted, "heartily maintained
and strongly -etfendJ d. Truth is the com
Snouprorty of nmankild all menhave an
nlde rht to ejoy it, as well as
the light, may shut the eyes of their mind
To the rays- of truth. As to is Ctholies,
who kolow for certain that weposse ,the
' tron , ought to presrve it with greasier
. -, fnti e manner as any other
,r apertr --by asserting, taining, and
Inotdctinga oulr rights.
Those s ho e-xpeclt that Almighty God
will pr.eserve Jhei truth amongst us without
:avy exert ion on our part, are tempting the
Iorid rind asking-of God a miracle that will
-.not he grante~d to them. It is triue, Al
"iosglii:tyt od will fulfill the promises He
m, iade to His Church; hit l H has not prom
ited to keep any private man or any par
liculsah nation in the truth without his or
their c o-ope'ration. The Creator ddc not
need the help of any creature /Still= it is
.I g'eneral order that in all Inuman affairs He
t reuu liaour co-working with Him.
We have known- in former years a
s" ecret sociC , the motto of which was:
a" H-ls thyiself, Heaven will help thee."
a This stcret society was iad and its object
a wat Itsiethrliollns; but the'"iiotto was good, and
we iproposel.- it tot the consideration of those
,la,_tlaotholitcs who slumber in their neglect
and iiTilife"reuce, relying rashly on God
t alone, without any eflort of their- owns ir
here umay ht; well applied the words of the
t Saviourat, that the "children of this world
are more wise it-their ways than the children
,Let us, therefore, make all possible exer
Stions to keep the truth and to diffuse it
amongst us, and to defend it against all the
attacks of the spirit of error and lies. And
since pte periodical press is one of the.
most powerful-if not.decidedly the nioit
lowerfult-means of action, is it not only
osur right before men, bitilosoporuty be
fore God, to ma:ke us f it?
Some good btit ignorant people are ob
ijecting thalf the press, and mainly the pe
riodicl it.ress, has een moust commonlyv an
etnginot of error, evil, and corruption. If
sucht Ie t he cas-, at whose doorlies the fault?
l)o wo ioat tindl here at sad application of the
"word to thh parat-lse. , Out of thy owni
Illotlla Ia j.udgtal. tre, thou wicked servanrP.'
IThe tcl'iaolica-l .lorot haIs belen oftener an(
ungint. of 1 eueli~ i-ao-ateteu the chil
dicta oaf the- father of lit-s displayt more zeal,
more activity, more energy for spreading
mist and darkness thani we do for diffusing a
truthl and light.
All the discoveries of science and astt
are real progress. They many be proe
of an inferior kind when they appertain th
the phyiiial order; still, in th eaiUus-f
the Crtsoriithcliyre intended to Ibe con- a
du.cive to a highef order of progress--that is, t
to mental, moral, and re)igious progress. t
The arf of printing is a progress, and has a
become in the sand lines at ource of other I
progress ; steam pt wetr-is a progress; slee- t
tricityl7saplogres." All these advancenº
in themselves eye good i e they are ]
either pg , cording to their use o1 e
t You complain that thfi- periodical
press is too oftex misused for bad purposes.
Is this a reason for not using it at 11, !
Make use of it rather for good p pses; I
and then nobody will haver on to say t
that it isoftener an engine error than of 9t
truth. - -
The liecessity of no. thohlinperiodictl "
.press mut ore keenly felt in -ine
times,. whr we see the most essential
religio ruthe so iripiously assailed, those t
fun mental social trutlhirso madlyshaken; a
en we lear the most pernicious errors so t
inmpudentlytflfirmed and so readily ac
press is most evident' in this country, where
the sacred tru s a oic th
are continually- assailed by unbeli -
ers who have n~rcieed, and by o, dis
sident brethrTn who have curtailed the
creed given usby thT Eternal- Ford of God
made flesh for us; whpr--we-hear the
hateful war-cry " No Popery" uttered by
a-natics, who, having nothing-else in view
but to serve pitr-own interests und' to
gratify tsitL bitterl hatred against the
Lord l ainst _His 5hurchi misrepresent
enemies to lilberty,-whie, o _tlii _ohn-l
S-s the only
solid basis both of order and -lielrt.y - -
e ve wanta S waislhJl.. --- -iT h - '~
Whert-thereareso many occasions--of _error_
and so many Osqnrces of corruption; where
words of trith and sobriety are so seldom
heard,-tnd so easily checked and stifled-by
the tumultuous bustle of worldly o
the feverish noise of y pur leasures.
We wan _ o ia- c press forsuneh-iCatho
cs of the country w~ho dannot attend to
church regularly on aceount of distance and
other unavoidable impediments-; more
especially for, so jnany Catholics who are
accessible to-instruction and exhortation
throngh the mail only, living in such sparsely
tted -indMfarremoved-sections- that wit
i'U their zeal and indefatigableness, oiir
clergy, already overworked; can hardly
1 reach them, and are unable to pay them
regular and frequent visits.
In one word, we want a Citholic press to
a help, and in some cases to supply, the liv
and cheer the faithful with religious and
e iying news; to check asniult; to correct
Sminsrepresentationns ; to strengthen the
r weak ; to-steady the wavering; to instruct
rthe ignorant; to itnave misapprehension,
and to dispel prejudice.
If the wants of out Catholic community
Tequire a Catholic paper in English, it-a no
t less urgently-requirea by ournelLre.speci
siiiddignity. W oul "' dl".'l n n
1 such a paper was missing iii tihe q yity
- of the South, which was always, and de
, servedly, looked upon as the stronghold of
- Catholicism in this whole section of the
- country ' /Can we forget that our Arch
r diocese is the garden spotof-that great and
t nobnle-~faley of the Missisaippi, which was
Sa ys, and will always be, in spite of all
a devilish tricks, the pridle, the - strength and
the wealth of the Union; of that vally.
t which Catholic, nay, Jesuit pioneers first
: discovered ; which Catholic voynigers firs-f
' explored, Catholic enterprise first colonized,
t and in-which Catholic piety hfiat raisedl the
I standard of our Lord and of His Inmmacu
late Mother, - when- Father Marquette
t named the " Father of Waten' the river
1 of the Immaculate Conception ? Indeed, if
" we-thoaugh-t Ciatlii-c zeal i- ded any in
citement, we could not find a nobler theme
than this one to dwell upon.
It is precisely because New Orleans was
from the beginning.; Catholic city, and at
first a city altogether Catholic, that the
fanatic Puritans of the North slaudered it
Sas a hotbed of vice and corruption, while
unprejudiced pbservers remark that
.-amongst the-disorders that aer unhapply
unavoidable in large cities, there~ i here at
least as much purity of--morals,, delicacy
Snobleness of feeling, enlightened piety
practical charity as in any other city of
In order, therefore, to maintain and ex
tend ouri ground, and to contribute our
part to develop the -phere nf-ction and
influence of Catholic doctrine-in ordar
to show that we are worthy children of our
holy mother, the Catholic Church, and that
we feel proud of our glorious a
Catholicsa' o. of_ .- f recT-- iii- digmnity,
we ought to have our Catholic paper . and
now we start it, relying on the help of God,
whose~glory we have in view, but at the
aname time determined to exert ourselves
strenuoniTy anzd manfully in order to secure
the success of etr- Cathofic enterprise.
In rto #ve to thl paper a rmafm
irmanent ,ymy-besen in our
com L'a)d the r~eliiness with which
tholic have rweponded to the eq ash--bows
that they if a.,and every one, the ~M be i
aity of the uidei( ittwas Ii contem-m
plation. This *mea' b5 exhibiting ot
the spir on which pre among
Catholics, is also i sare g TeO
-against- the danger of ailare, -which
eurred-in severaft previous attempts.
But a ii is conformahld to the .spirit and CL
a ti Yf the Catholic hurc` that in all
moi l and religious matters laymen' look on
ecclesiastical -authority and lett -e clergy
take the lead, it was thought proper that
f the clerical element should have the pre'pon
- derance inthe management of the paper, [n
I order to give confidence to the faithful and
eciu its Catholie spirit. Thierefore it
I was povided that the Board of IlIectors
oftºTi-e stock company should consist of
seven nmembelrs, of. whom four should be
º clergyulen, appointed by. the Most Rev.
Arehblyhop, and three should be 'saymen,
* lct the stockhnolders. Moreover,
e the Bioard of Directors will have
'and though we have the co-operation of h
able writers devoted to __tA atholic cause,
e still all.matter published in the paper shall
Shet liablet t~io th pervision of the clerical
a members of the board.
V We give these aetails .in order to show P
r that every caution has been wisely takein to
O secure both the moralVl-nimaterial iite-rest o
e of the, paper.
t In naming our paper after one 6fthe titles e
- ofthe Blessed Mary, the "MogniRxo STAR," C
y we intend to draw down upon our work the r
- otinn~wly blenisu "__jA m naeuIat5ViZ- l C
u woenly a l to all
men that we love and reverence her as
-c Igood mother, given us by Christ Himself
· while lie washangng on
S-i-t-aur artieles we will treat of
-a questions, moral subjects, or religious
a. matters. Such sources are inexhaustible,
. and every subject can be eoirstdered in
to many variuouse idesand numerous points of
Id view. Assteam and electricity make in
rt ereowrs"retween the various parts of the
re Cathlh rid more frequent and rapid,
,n and thie conne between all Catholics
ly more binding than ever, -
most - interesting -religious new, ~it;- fcu- i
. larly in relation to the Holy See, against
ly which an impious and relentless. war-s
em waged by revolutionary spirits. We
will review--the condition of -daCtholic
to affairs in the-diLffeent parts of Europe, with
v- out forgetting the old coptwry, and we will
,l give special" attention to all religious
ud olicistnn and its bemieflcial influenee in our
ie We wil of course, giye political news,
set especi y in reference to the situation of
in, onr nitntry; but will decline .decidbdly all
p rtisanship. Self-relrect would prevent
us from becoming a tool in the hands of
no politicians, and aintholic organ cannotaeon
(descend tobe sulbervient to Wpy-political
If mrty l .. l le iniur duty in many cases
to". . -litic questions, but so far
litaW thiy will have a social, -r-moralar
Tre e local aff irb-md-nstws which may be
In- of interest toour readers, piiula in the
ad religions line, will form thi matterr o -a
as specinl department.
ill In one word, we will endeavor to make
l1 the .Mlorxo STAR a u Seflintereagting,
and welcome visitor and friend to every
Catholic family, and to others also, if they
a like iand we hope some others will like it.
d We sray-what we intend to-do; and what a
wbe - say, God-,helping, we will do. And e
n- mee we com&'qmt manfully prepared
to perform strenuouldy our parts, let all u
e Catholics also co-operate e- c
ndif a-heltpa-au nfd this they uan do in a
three-fold way--either by tiiiisigi si ein
le the stock company, or by subscribing to the
paper, or inserting in it advertisements.
And now, when we have set afloat and
Slaumrhed into the deep our emall but bold
" man-of-war," may the sweet lireezes. of
SHeaven gently. propel it forward; any- the c
le ' Star of the Sea," pouring from abother
smiling rays upon us, direct our bark in 1
safety toward our end, namely : the glory h
-of God, the exaltation of the Catholic o:
Church, and the temporal and.spiritual Wel- a'
nare of our Catholicjbrethren and of all our g
y tfellow-beings at large. a1
We havaxeceized-th following---fromr
-talented Catholic authoress, whose namen e
r we do not feel atethorized at present to use, dr
d but can assure our readers that should cir- ij
r cumatances permit nser to contribute to our cu
r columns, they willdrink deepof the science i
t of literature from her sifted pen: r'
_____ February 4. ltS'n.
rpe. -. -ts-to Mesrs. iloiuan and Ife
O'1,wd, and is gratified to acknowledge their th
n ighte of January 31, which reached her last.
CliVrcumstaunces have for smmne time prevented in
mrs. ~ el] being u regular orrespondent
e of the press; but should she eontribufe here- c aB
a after to any periodi she will be hay to see
her ies n column the o o
STan. -Mrs. - hopes the paper will prove eP
acomplete success. pe
It must be adin ' as a generalYap
prehensioiffpervades tl e opIc-ind r
ppitjon of the South as to the fate that the
future has in store for us. Bome of our
citizens fear that eve will' culminate in
another revolution of a\ bloody character;
others think that the tide\ of misfortune -will
carry us no fittther th4- confleetiona-ot-- -
property and olitieal dilsanchsement;,' --
2h .- iyjiteve thatSti leeast the ii
i asuccess of the Sonth is gone forever
wih eontri if that khind of labor which
formerly "s:a # it iuch emieacR. in fact,
tethetheiry ofa 'aspeedy Ietru
of prosperity has bi~w' .-i:'
I- Iis to be remarked, hwever, ,that popu
lIr opinion, is a kind of fihn--sp Intel
lectual fashioti, it is true,but stil,'lIke other
ions, partaking somew at0oITtau _.ar ..
m-fndia. Everybody wore greeii spectacles
some years ago, and now everybody says
we are ruined. Mentalnflanemnzu are con
One characterletic ofAb thse po jular im
pulsea is that they thud to extremies. But
lay thi LuW b?,U-iuowbeluarg ms- _ to
and the publie thougbti-tself on the
high road-to immediate 'wealth, while all
the eleme>iofdisaster were as dieferalupW
as they are no. The natiral reaction froj
that excessive stimulus is' vilsible in the
present prostration.. Capital is tii*id and
its sensitiveness affords the best baometer -
of the social u.tmoaphere. Two years -
since, confidence was extreme and
capital sought investment through every
conceivabte avenue; nowt despondency
rules the hour mind tihe purse-strings. of
capital are drawn tight.
Let us reflect for a mineiiTfrhli-Twever, if
ou appre - ot be un sonably
In the first p , e can be no doubt.
that our situation is very gravn, d t- -
deed critical. Our future is a problem tl
-political and economical. The e-oft
parties and the thirst for po -endigerz
our iberttle whilethe end" destruction
of ourt hole- s3stem f labor reduces
Southern agricult galn to the-footing of
an experim failaureof which woulds
But nee ger there need
not-no despair. Politically, day seems to
d h already dawnipg. It is true that the
legislativ balls of the nation. ar filled ,
with men heg t mjaori uLJ waU m
_ to deiai-our utter ruin, and strive to com
pass it with all the wiles of human cunning
backed by theimmense-power which they
i exercise partly by right and partly by
asunptin. But the Almighty _has in
mr Inrs-mrzr -rr -- .Le.twia wh oy
did not foresee, and raised us a fAiend.
Where we least expected . The Presi
dent has exhibited dance, a wisdom, a
moral courage w have few parallels in
it history. Why may we not expect him to I
if triumph as fully as hehas heiretofore fought
successfully I Moreover, the people repre
ml seated by these Congressmen chow signs of
restiveness, and have alreidy. taken the fitst -
-steps in a revolution which- W `ii.hardly go
It is urged by -lonle that a pnblicanism,
cannot be the'basia-ot'atable government,,
and the history of Mexico is cited as an ex-
ample of the anarchy to which we art-U
e History does no o- that e~celleace_~
the peculiarity of any ptlur,4armn .of
government, but rather that all legitimate -
governments are divinely commissioned, by
the Almighty to repreenet-im-in the
t ical affairs of men. Each form of govern
ment is better than others wherein it is bet
I ter adapted to the genius of the people liv
I in under it. Thul among the most suc
cessful and illustrious nations we find, in
t history; -the Jewish Theocracy, the
Empire, the Orecian Republic, and
the' Roman Oligarchy. The present time
gives us the French Empire, the English
1 Limited Monarchy,.and the-Americas 1it
I public., Each of these haa-h"n ..n m.. ..
( succesa, because eminently.~ dapted to t-ie
characeter of.its subjects or citizens.
The Mexcan- failure can hardly be held
-up to us as a l2minrbeeaIw~- hinse o
homogeneousn4 among the people. No
one form of government could possibly har
monize, on an equal footing, threb as incon
gruous elements as the white, the red,
and the black races. The resalt o nch
ipt is anarchy.-h eP--effort now
can elemeni in the South, can scarcely pro-
duue that ettlt, howeve. even if embodied'
in the various counstitutions, since, practi
cully, it would probably have but little ope-
ration after a short time.
Mexico, too, is a country the physical
t-atures of which peculiarly subject it to
the dangers of lawleesness and anarchy. In
accessilde mountains, precipitous roads and
impenetrable chapiarals render communi
cation extremely difficult and cbIgandage
even ecclesiatieceal jurisdiction can scarcely
be prompt enough to 'b-eltetive, can