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TBE, )1 lO VALENTINE. se.atr --a tahe s mewslah.n! t wlngletW ofw - al obeUr s asiety hovers le mod 4o es oerhs ood of oarn wl ssot bseha amaif tou ever bs6a nyel m esersant sa rlml otheirolg. iosevLI tu newo's helaat wislet eotrLab en us h dark oadesif rch tewich m o eat alovelghtbe I aroa4 l hsul d.wmow tor eover nsh to tad wthei . o seiso ng; bad tmuats our thrall can prolong. ereellmelol I adoredm b ate Roman, itatoest shod os Iljt thy brow; dm year lut es sot ong oour thee.lover, i em. seog t of fater olnd now. shoasl demle das th e s y applause ro the 1atm shall dance t the fall of the oema BAV .OiTRs AUGH TR. lon'a example a to take his armn from Martha, and to hold her merely by a o neortnidty o ewasn ter capdrh p of 'the wrist. are:" be said,.menaeingly. 'IDonot at to deceive me, or to play off any tricks or-" The.oel ofthispisto.finithed tnce more fodibly than any words ve done. ass the candler wa relighted Martha opportunity of.aexamining her catpora ly. Their faceso were a vered wish p ve ll* In .whioh were cut holes for lnbuth. Tbhc wore dressed in two suitsof dark gray. almost like prison were shod with some soft material ed the .ond of their footstep. h all Martha'e terror a vvidseeling was at work n.her mind o to the whlbh thae o unknown men had AodmshenIhto4the bank. .She-cold ue adthat they mof t have crept in y aqy one, and have afterwards-aere Ives in one of the empty rooms be 4 although how sueh-a thing should u undeteeted by her father, whosea al examination of the premises was we to her, was a aystery which .just was unable to fathom. oh time was allowed her for surmise. from the seconod ma recalled her to~he :ope beCfreaher. a bunch of keys! 4dost likelythse we want firt of all." oes s-e these, and what do they Wd the man who was holding Mar wrist. arc my father's keys," said Martha, rpen the difcerent rooms. and places y open the cellar and the strong-boe the money is kept o" w f them is the key of the door at the o stairs leading down to the cellar. of the doors at the bottom of the the key of the stroat .bews are not sre poasemon are those keys?" is in the possession of Mr. Wangshaw; the other is in the poe Mr. Hosea. No one can obtain sadn a eellar dsring their absence." Soblige by acompanyin ous dew wponting oeat which keys open cer Idiug her by the wrist, but in other ug with perfect politee toward id man conducted Martha down old tairmse till they reached the of the f ank, the second man fol ly behind.- As they went down t Sirht of stairs, Martha wans start Sthird masked Slgre--a woman this clothed in a gray mantle from ead ho lighted their downward progress er ray from the lantern in her ey halted for a moment at the foot pasible," said the leader to Mar Sthe- pass-key of one or both the angpaw mmay be locked up n the ihbe, but not verylikely," answered we may as well scertain whether the case or not." " leader's commend Martha pointed out which opened the door of the private then the desk at which the brothers y oat, one aing the other. A small commonly made use of for melting , was now lighted-a-grerter light vae betrayed them to some psaser-by street; a bag, containing a number of reekingimplements, swathed in fian Snext produced ;ad afr five min refatil manipulation by the second man two implements selected by him from t, the desks of both the brothers were open and their contents laid bare. was no key In either of them. A very :mination sufficed to convince the lead * that fact. With a mntered oath he o~ naintea' honest lqhor lost," he said. _ tno--ry the gently prsasvepow known them to fa.i." holding Muarthab thwrist, he led the way out of the o ice, and along the corridor that led to thel heavy oaken door, thiekly studded with hiss bolts, which opened on to the flight of stains-by which access was had to the cellar. At before, he requested Martha to point out th.e proper key; and as befere Martha compls . Farther bhan .this the keys would not a14 Iba. The door yield ed readily, falling back its own accord as the bolts were withdrawe, snd revealing a gloomy flight of stonestas,.eondlag in an iron door. Motionitg eto h second to keep a watchful eye on Marta, the leader took the lantern and decended the steps. He reap peared in the course of a couple of minutes, and led the way beck to the private offiee without a word. Onoci.here, lie turned and spoke to Martha. "[ must compliment .ou on your sensible conduct in this affair," he said. "Now, how ever, you must be left to your own reflections fora while. Excuseme if, before I go. I put it out of your power o frastate my designs, and make a prisoner ,f .yon for the next few hours. What has to be done -shall be done with as mouh regard for your comfort as is possible under the circumstances. Chore amie, the cord." The last sentence 'was addressed to" the masked woman, who,'up to this time, had been a mere looker-on. Now, however, she started into sudden activity. In dbedience to a sign from the leader, she placed Martha with her back to a large iron pillar which supported the roof of the office. From some hidden pocket she next produced a coil of long, thin cord, and with it proceeded to tie Martha irmly to the pilll. a g.rmns"were left at' liltrty till the lait. all else wPs une they, were Sasyned t r as the wriste. With a band of oie Iove stuff, which held them as surely as, ey had been guyed with foe. own-yo "To have tateed r Sim down to your sies for a eo Ce n have no wish to be guilt," said the Grandison of house-breakers. lOne little point still re mains. You must give me your word that you will not cry out,.er call in any way for assist ance, other wise.I shall be under the unpleas ant necessity of having you gagged. If you give your word, I have sufficient confidence it, you to believe that you will keep it. How say yout Is yourtongno to be made' a prisoner or nor' "I give you my word not to cry out or create any alarm by calling for help," said Martha, after a few moments' silent thought. "That is enough. I trust you. Another moment, and Martha was alone. As before stated, the room in which the girl was confined was the private office of Wang shaw Brothers. It was a comfortable room. The floor was covered with a .faded Turkey carpet, and the -old-fashioned mahogany fit tings were almost black with' age. The only light at present-was that given by the small gas-jet before mentined. It wasjust sufficient to enable Martha to make out the familiar f)a tures of the room. She began to breathe more freely as soon as she was left alone. The first shock to her nerves had been a severe one; but hben she saw that no real harm was intended her so long as she obeyed the orders of her captors,her composure had quickly returned ; and now a warm flush of hqpe ran through her at 'the thought that there was just a faint possibility of escape. But she quickly found, when she tried to free herself from her bonds, that she had underrated the skill of the woman who had tied her to the,pillar. She was absolutely helpless as a child of a year old would have been lunder similiar circemstarices. Again and again, with desperate enlergy, she struggled to free herself; but tbe'sole result, as it seemed was to make her bonds faster than befdle. It is true that her arnu were partly at liberty, but her wrists wereso firmly tied together as to render her hands completely useless. The last flicker of hope died out in her heart and she resigned herself with bitter patience to her fate. She had little fear that the burglars would succeed in reaching the secret golden store of Wangshaw Brothers. .Before they could touch a single sovereign they must force open two iron doors of immense strength. These doors Martha had been taught to look uponi as im pregnable; audishe smiled to herself to think how utterly futile the efforts of the two masked men would be. She know nothing of those modern improvements in the science of house breaking which would seem to make light of the strongest safes that can be constructed. When Martha had fully made up her mind that it was impossible br her to escape, she set about calculating how long her imprison ment was likely to last. It was now about half past one a.. ., and at ten o'clock Will Tafford would be here to spend his Christmas day at the bank. If not set at liberty before that time-and she could hardi5 hope to be so, seeing that the burglars would requare some time to get clear away after leaving the bank -she might calculate upon being releasedon the arrival of her sweetheart. He would nat urally be surprised at finding his summons un answered, an alarm would be raised, and fnal ly she, Martha, would be discovered andset at liberty. But eight hours and a half of impris onment-and such imprisonment I-was a long and dreadful time to look forward to. This thought was still in her head when the masked woman came glidigg noiselessly into the office, with the intention of seeing that her prisoner was still safe. The readjustment of a knot or two satisfied her. "w"on have been trying to escape, and you hav found that you can not," she said, as she turn d to go. "Take my advice, and rest quiet ly. tt. such a time as this we do not stick at rilto can the woman be v' asked Martla of herse . What a strange thing for a fenmale to be nmi ed up in such an affair I" Mor dreary minutes passed: how many she could ot have told. She was dreadfully cram d, and the cord by which she was fast ened emed biting into her very flesh. All orditi r thoughts were beipg gradually swal lowed p in a pain that with every miuqte was beoom amors unbearable. It was all that she oid do to refksain from crying aloand. She bit her nder-lip in her agony, and mosned be low br eth but there was no one to hear her. Suddenly- when her torture was at the shapest, there dashed into her brpin a thoeght so startling, so unexpected, that for a moment her very pain was deadened in the rush of at. ter surprise with which it overwhelmedber. There had been revealed to her atone glance a sure and speedy mode of esaope. Bhe stood for a few seconds almost breath less, tryingto steady her braina. Yes: there it was before her very eyes, a sure and speedy mode of escape, but not a painless one. Any thing but a painless one, indeed, but still one that must be earried outrat all costs to.herself. She was in torture already ; and that other torture' which she must undergo for -the aske of liberty might be sharper, perhaps, but is would soon be over, But ahe would not'. give herself time to argue the.poiat,lest her courage should faliber. She would put herself to the immediate proof. The pillar to which Martha was tied was within a yard of the desk that had been brok en open. Close to the edge of this desk was the upright n-pipe from which spsang the small jot, sttl-aligt. of elwhich mention has already been lade. By stretching out her arms Marthaeould reach this jet. Bheeoould do more than that: she could hold her wrists over it, and let the flame burn away the ,band by which they were fastened together; and her hands once at. liberty the rest would quickly follow. This was the method of es cape that had flushed like an inspiration across her brain: and she now proceeded to put it in operation.. Shedreow in her.breth nd leeked her teeth, and pushed spt her uands with a quick. mevo mm, and is held them extled while these; of mnsae played on her wrist pnd.ou the l~nd that held them together. Sishut heey involeotariy, and here"yebrow toge in a few. oat agony. The ti1-41s-- tightjt against the band- wbichld1 L preaty busat into aima. Ve va so d na falter. jljr esarn ,sai a 40".• - so sternly was she acnt on lae siipalhbing the thing she had set herself to do. In a few ho ments-moments that to her seemed hours the blazing ligature gave way, curling itself swiftly back like a burning serpent, and her hknds were free. Her hands were free, and they fell hopelessly by her sides. She gave tterance to a long sigh -a ogb that was Ilaltf sob.; then her chin dropped on her breast, and for a little while she knew nothing. Martha's return to her senses was quick ened by the pain from which she was still stf fering. .After one bewildered glance round she came back to a knowledge of her true situation, and of the peril that wasstill before her. With a great effort of will she pulled herself together, and, despite her pain began, with quick and nimble fingers, to unloosen one of the knots in the cord by which she was fas tened. This offered no logg opposition to her efforts; and the first knot unloosened, the rest quickly followed. In two minutes more Mar tha Backhease was a free woman. A deep, silent thanksgiving went up from her heart as' the last fold of the cord dropped tothe floor. She waaseo cramped by .her bonds that for a lithe while ese was unable lo move. She stood tohoing, as well as the torture she was in would allow her to think. Hitherto she hadi had no thought except how to free herself; but now that fact was accbmpliabed, what onght her next more to bet She 'was still far from being out o peril. The masked woman.might come back at any moment and discover all. In that case would her life be worth a moment's pumchasel Evidently the first thing to do, if such a thing were possible, was to niake her escape from the hank, without alarming the thieves in the bulliou-cellar. The next thing was to raise an alarm, and endeavor to effect their aeitlure before they had time to get clear away with their booty. If only those two great o),jects could be conmbined The thought thrilled her heart through and through. She stooped andl took off her shoes without as much noise as would have frightened a mcdse. Then she stood listening for a moment with all her senses on the alert. There was a noise of voices, broken, faint and hollow, with now and then a dull, solid thud, like the muf fled blow of some heavy instrument. They were still in the.cellar, and their task was as yet unaccomplished. Step by step, and silent as a shadow, she crept out of the office, and so along the pass age leading to-the cellar. A faint light which shown up the cEllar stalrs, betrayed where the nefarious work was still ing on. Towards this light Martha now t with a sort of stealthy swiftness. W she had reached the edge of it she stod for a moment and listened. Then, keeping her body well out of sight, she protruded her head within the line of light and looked. Her gaze went down the stone staircase and into the cellar. The iron door at the foot of the stairs had been forced open, and the thieves were now busy with the great safe itself. Va rious house-breaking inmplements were scat tered about the floor. One of the men was busy with a crowbar, swathed in flannel, which he was using as a lever to force open one of the doors of the safe. The second nman was busy drilling holes in another door, with a strange-looking implement, thelJke of which Martha had never seen before. The woman was ligbtipg these operations with a lamp, held -aloft in one of her bands. All three were standing with their backs to the staircase. Martha's eye took in the entire picture at a glance. There was one thingbesides which they took in-to wit the bunch of keys with which she had openetl the door at the top of the stairs. This bunch of keys was now lying on the laud ing at the bottom of the stairs, close to the iron door. Could she but obtain possession of it she saw bot only a way of escape for herself, but a way by which the thieves might be caught in their own trap. But to obtain pos session of the keys without disturbing the thieves was the onedifficult thing todo. There was only one mode of obtaining them, and that was to fetch themp. But to do this unseen and unheard seemed at the first glance uttedly impossible. At the seeond glanee it seemed a little more feseibl, but stilla dangeresthilg to do. 'Nevertheld, ahe at uones made up her mind that it must be attempted. Fortunately the broken door at the foot of the stair bad e not been qite back to the wall, in con t sequneies which its bulk now intenaepted Spart of d ght of the lamp held by the w-o S an, so t11that portion of the landing whieh was beb1i the door lay in deep shadow, and Sthis shad ded itself in a narrow strip fro beth om of the stairs to the- top. It was doW this strip of blaskness, herself a a moving d , that Martha now began to Sglide on dangerous errand. Fortunately her ss- a dark one, and her feet were on B shod. Hi(sole chance of safety layinthe fact F of the tb . people below stairs being so in r tently eidhat-they would neither see Snor hear br; nd Martha Judged that they t were so -einpied, becaqse, for the last few miuntvesqpveration songg themselvee had eanmoht iu ly ceased. The grand crisis of a their abir was evidently at hand. With back and hands pressed olose to the s wall, so.to keep within as small a pspace as - possible.ld with the skirts of heF dress kept a close abint her, Martha began to move slowly down theltsiars Her fa was very white, but filled with a fine t resol t;From her present position the in-. I mates collar were not visible to her, but Sboth y ears were painfully on the alert, Sand th her that so far everything was t safe. inch at a time, as it seemed, and I solwl t her advance was alnmost imper depti tha kept descending steadily. In i all there fifteen stairs to go down; she Shad coun sbem many a time; and as each one was w cleared and left behind her heart gave a e extra throb, and she felt that by so mee her task nearer completion, and Sthaby aich had her danger become more i mi When a dosen stairs had been passed fety, she phased for a nament or r two io progress. The beating of her heart I senndet~. unnaturally load and strange in i o iae that she warafraid those in the a.. b ha it too. But in a little while a stillemr her fainting resolution of her task was ovr. She stoo at the foot of the stairs, the iron door close beside her, the Sbunoh okeys within-htY a yard of her feet. r The next difoult thing fb do was to pick up tbskeys, which were threaded on a steel ring, without being heard by the thieves. She was a just on the point bf stooping to make the at Setempt when the woman Insidethe eell spoke. S"ou must do without me for a mnute or two, Fred," she said, " while I go and look uf ter my prisoner." She set down her lamp, and had gone so far I on her way up stairs, that, by putting out a hand, Martha couid have toobhed her dress, when the harsh voice of the man recalled her. " Your prisoner is quite safe," he said, "and I cannot spare yqu just now. You must hbold the light for a few minutes longer; I cannot get on without it." The woman went back and Martha breathed again. Now or never. Martba stooped and put out hes.han* with a quick, steady movement, and felt the keys between her fingers. How to gather them, and lift them off the ground without making the slightest noise f Even this diffliclty was conquered at last. The hand holding the keys wias drawn back into shadow, and still there was no alarm. The remainder oi her task seemed easy. It was only to get back undetected to the top of the stairs. She was going back slowly, but not as slowly as she had cune down, and bad accomplished about one third of the return journey when an exclamation from one of the men below told her that she'hadl not an instant to lose, and thut she had better make a rush for safety. "The keys ! Where are the keys " he ex cluimed, having turned round instinctively, as it were. '"They were here not five mninutes a-o." As he sprang forward, Martba, no longer hidden, made a rush up the remaining stairs. At this apparition he stopped point blank iti sheer amuzemeut. The second man, more quick-witted than his comrade, drew a pistol + trum his belt and fired. Martha had just put her foot on e top step when she felt some th'ink strike Bar sharply on the shoulder. She staggered forward ilto the corridor, wheeled quickly round and flung herself-boead, arms, body-against the oaken' door, which, yielding to her strength, turned on its well-oiled hinges, and, with a little triumphant click, as its I spring-bolt shot home, shut up. as in a trap, the three thieves below. Without the key this door, which locked of itself when pushed to, could be opened neither from one side nor the other; with the key it could be opened on either side. Hence tile ne cessity for Martha to obtain, at every risk, the bunch f keys whiobh, besides several others, contained the particulpr one that belonged to the open daoor, t The door had scarcely been shut a second, as it seemed, before the two men inside begsa c tearing and beating at it like, madmen, tryin t to escape. Their language made Martha shud der and stauf her fingers into her ears. Now that the door was shut she was completely in the dark ; nd so, with her fingers still in her ears, she an along the corridor and bask into t the private office, where the small gas-jet was s still burning. She stood here for a moment or two like one bewildered, staring helplessly about her, not knowing which way to turn next. She felt an odd, numb sensation in her left shoulder. She put her hand up to it, and withdrew it, marked with blood. This was almost more thin she 8 could bear, and only the.strong sense there a was upon her of a duty unfulfilled kept her from tainting. Still holding her bunch of keys, n she went out of the office and down a passage r that led to the aide entrance. She was trem bling now. and had scarcely strength enough a to unfasten the heavy door. At last it was k open. She flitted out, acnd sped down the street in sea of assistance. On reaching the first corner, ae nearly stumbled into the arms H of a contable, who was coming the opposite d way. What sort of an incoherent story she o told him she.could never afterwards remel. $ ber; .but it must have been to the purpose. No one could have been more surprised than Martha herself rwas, whben she came to her senses to leara thbat the thiseve were none other than.a euersi soi-disamt Captain Brom aey, his wife and his servpat, who, ome foar th re-a-ly,. had bimee tbha temats of f an em pt, house that stood next door to the , bank. They were complete strangers in the town, and the only person whose rauaintance b they seemed to cultivate wes r. Harr ,d Dacres, the junior olerk. The reason of th came out at the examination of the prisoners. I From that garulous but simple young gentle. a man the sham captain had obained oertain in to formation respecting the bank-its oBoes, its cellars, the position of-its safes, the mode and time of looking up, eto.--all of which was nt needful for the successful working of his deep laid schemes. The telegram to Matthew , Backhouse was simply a rose to get the old man out of the way. An examination of the w predmiss at once revealed Captain Bromley's d reason for locating himself so neao the bank. ifA portion of the brick-work in the cellar of the house occupied by him had been taken down, and an excavation made through the few feet of earth that intervened between it and the ,t bank cellars. Everything had been so well y aaged that thedisplacement ofa few bricks on Christmas-Eve was all that was required 1o to introduee the thieves into the bank t- premises. The rest we know. On the tria. it came out that the so-called captain was an old , ofender, a man originally of good education and 'attainments, but who, years ago, had d gone irrecoverably to the bad. r Martha's wound was not a dangerous one, n but her nerves had been severely shaken, and e soe time elapsed before she thoroughly re h c ered from the effects of terrible night. .t She and Will Trafford were married in the V course of the following autumn. The bride dwas given away by the elder brother of the u firm. A stool in the bank was offered to Will, u and accepted by him. In the course of the yr years that have gone by since that time, he rt has risen to be the most confidential and n trusted servant of Wangsbaw Brothers. Mr. Harry Dactes nevet' reappeared at the e bank. When he heard of what had happened, u he at once sent in his resignation, with p letter expressive of his deep regret- and then, wIbh 4ut wal tin for enatnw nb, hN set off W ,f brother In Amerlica. THE FESTIVAL OF THE VIzont or GUAD P ALorUP.-Yesterday was tee festival of ;he Virgin of Guadaloupe, and special services are being held in honor of the day, at the various Cathell Churches of San Francis-. r po. Traditioin says that on the 12th of De cember, 1531, Juan Diego, a converted Aztec Indian, praying on the hill of Guada r loupe, near the city of Mexico, on the shore of Lake Tezcoco, before the dawn of day, saw before him in the air the Blessed Vir gin Mary, clad in robes of wondrous splen Sder, and aerrounded by a halo of ineffable t glory, standing in the air and looking down upon him. He saw that her face was in I color that of an Indian, and she told him that, in order to prove to the Indians of t Mexico that she was indeed their mother, she had been permitted to appear in that guise to him. She bade him hasten to the Bishop and tell him that it was her will that a great church should be erected in her honor on that fbill. " But my uncle is lying at the point of death, and I must watch and pray with him," said the pious Juan. " God will care for thine apcle; do thou as I bid thee," was her reply, and he hastened to the city as she directed hip. The story of the subsequent appearance of the Virgin to Joan Diego, and others, and the erection of a magnificent church, two chapels, etc., etc., in hier honor, on the hill I of Guadaleupe, taken from Our Bister Re putblic, was recently publisbed in tinhe Dul JLin. The Virgin of Guadaloupe.lsto this day the patron saint of the Indiana of Mexico, and her shrine is visited by from 30,(J00 to 100,000 people annually, and I during the week all the Indians of the Val Slay of Mexico, and for one hundred miles round about, make a pilgrimage to this (to them) holiest of holy places. The anni versary is held in high favor throughout Spanish America. We observed that the Bag of the Mexican consulate was dis played in honor of the day.-has Franelsco i Daily BaUlletin, 12th ult. ' How ova Poon Surrz.-We copy the I following from the Boston Pilot: 1 A poor, sick boy was received into a hos. pital in Boston. As death approached he began to wish for Lome religious consola tion and advice. He was, unfortunately for him, of the old Chutbch. He first ad dressed an attendant nurse. He was told that the rule of the house forbade the en trance of a Catholio priest. The Superin tendent was spoken to ; the same answer maie. A good-hearted lady,, who visited i the poor boy occasionally, endeavored to soften the rigor of the Superintendent. All efforts failed; and the attendants and Sup- I erintendent witnessed the death of that boy c with feelings unknown to us, as human be ings rejoicing over the fact that he had not been allowed to receive the only reli- C glons consolation which he knew or de io sired. d The kind-hearted visitor was more ho- c mane. Shie procured a prayer-book and i read to him in his last moments the prayers n which his infancy had learned and loved- ti and sine fultilled his dying requests with n kind fidelity. b The hospital was the Consumptive's j Home, in this city; and those who thus b delighted in thwartingthe earnest petitions u of a dying boy of 14Lyears are to be found there. We are perpetually reminded of the lib erality of Protestants, uand of the broad * religious liberty of saction and thought , whicsh all enjoy in Boston. 'tt publie oratos make note of this most umndenisble fast a S -- Wa dsmptts ad the 3 ttiUse.ps. no The Provincial of the Ea lish ; . Storsts, the Rev. Fr. Coffin, bas publit by request, an Instruction, entitled "8su T ra Coaunc." It is in fact oa "the troe . position of those who should refuse to at u mit to the Decrees of Doctrine of the Am* Id nalCounoql ; and is rvery ismplypsme y tical instuction upon this important - It is all the more valuable asoeemumis. Sthe rppresentatitve of the traditiona .elo Sgy of t. Alphonse, and as embe -g. most approved rule of conduet a . served In the Confesalonal. T btwI o extrhets are a sample of the val. , plain and simple manner of iattreeo t.. "And shonld you, my dear Brsthrma, e hear it objected that, before the yserres Uwere solemnly published by the Holy ath ;er, some Bishop~s were oppsed to the das Sing of the doocrl~es contained in then be it cause they considered asuch dedsitioni ta d opportune, you must remember that up.to the present moment not one single Bsop d has publicel refused ils assent to the trines; and supposing that one or aele Bishop should, either now or later, resia his assent, such a Bishop would be edna r simply a heretic. Such an event woal not be without precedent, for, to cite *se. - s instance, at thie second General Cou "nal . A. D. 381, there were present 150 Cathoo . 1, Bishops, assembled to condemn the errom Sof Macedonius, Bishqp of Constantinopeb a who denied the Divinity of the IHoy d Ghost. There were also present thirty-sif Bishops of the Macedonian sect who were ' unwilling to make the Nicene profession of Faith, and therefore left the Council be. fore its ilose. "IL qne wordtiuss who, ksea..at w ý....ý ne Council has decreed sod defined, wil- "" fully refuse to submit to its teachiagl, wo presume to be wiser and more ealigte a6 e than the Cbhurch of God, are heretics; they. r separate themselves by their own free let s from the Church of Christ, and thereby make themselves lncapable of receilvi the Holy Sacrambnts. And this is true ed I every member of the Church, be he-Bishop or Priest, man or woman, be they ever ro * learned, or in other respects worthy of es teem and consideration. "And here I might end; but it may be well to state two practical conclusions from. what I have now said. "The first is this: Should eny person who wilfully and consciously refuses to- submit to the teaching of the present Gea r erpl Council, still think of presenting him self to a Priest in the Sacrament of Penanme. for the purpose of Confession, such a one would be bound to declare the state of hi. Smind with regard to these Decrees of Faith. Did be not do so, he would be guilty of de celt and sacrilege in his Confession, and his sin would come under the category of lying to the Holy Ghost; and should he, after such a eoonfession, approach the Holy Communion, he would be farther guilty of an unworthy and sacrilegious Communion. For as long as he remains in this state of rebellion against God's Church, he is is ln capable of absolution as any Protestanj or other heretic. "My second conclusion is. this: Any Catholic Priest, knowing a person who,. comes to confession to him to persist in this state of rebellion, who should dare to p~s nounce the form of Absolution, would be guilty of treason to our Divine Lord and to his Holy Chur:h, and weaould likewlse commit a sacrilege. "And to suppose a case which, thanks be to God, is not likely to occur, and with out going beyond the sphere ,of my own jurisdiction, should one of the Fathers aa der my control inform me that it wus s intention togive absolution to these rebel lions spirits, I should feel it to be my duty, inasmuch as all tile Fathers, though they receive their faculties to bear confession from the Bishop of the Diocese, exercise these faculties saubjeet to my approbatton and permission, to remove him at oneo from the duties of the confeessonal, ad. from all public exercise of the Holy Minis try." _ It is very doubtful, after all, says the New York 2l.s, whether-our age, which we boast of as so highly eivilil8d, shows very muchimprovementon the drk days of barbarism. We have seeountfd horrl blecrimes and cruelties, ofeisal eorruptio.. and disgrace, and of ignorant supersti tions which it would be hard to surpass. The days when the people believed io charms, amulets, and fortune-telling, are generally supposed to be passed, but the fools are not yet extinct. An intelligent Ohio maiden, one of the results of the civ ilization of the nineteenth century, lately discovered from her deepreading in the oc cult sciences that a cat's heart carried/ about in her pocket was a much surer ncans of securing a desirable busbadd than the display of pny of the graces of minud or character, *hich have somaetimee been supposed to make the sex attractive. Hightly thinking a husband the highest boou to be obtained in this life, she pounced upon her favorite tabby, tied her to the bed post and ruthlessly cut her heart out. It Is probable that the charm wouldost work successfully, if the young men of that neighborbaood knew the mesa-by whith It was obtained. An nforetmaste listeer beg. on rsortm oe to invent noaiseless hamIeqan.