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NetOrea. OsAoio PobNlsttic Companxp, at
T h D rtr ut.or es t of Cho aom p .n r -re w ith th e a p p ro v a l o f th e ec le lsl u le l
Se. Arbishop N. . P , authority of the Diocee, to supp ly
evArh .Pcu admitted want in New Orlesm, aid I s
SHr-a.ox. ePr nmainly devoted to the interests· olthe
r Rev. G. R~aeon, Pr .Catholc Church. It will not Interkm Is
polities exoept 'wherein they latfs es
with Catholio rights, bhut will .pns
. . J. ..Iniquity in high pla es., without regam
-.T. . 8 rH. .M."esn r Next to theMpro or is
-.J. K- ,rig h ts of all m en , it w ill e sp e call y
v. B. NErrHART, C. SS. R. pion the temporal
an T. G raBnov,
xM . J. C ABTE aLL, Appr oad of fA M ost .1 4. A rgA  =
mE T. rBecar O. l IWe approve of the aforear d ' mae,
a king, and commend it to the Cathlisa
.Ul eommaunitionsare to beaddressed to the .of our Diocese.
tersofleMorsnagaersudosbholiafMesenger t J. M. Anciuranor 1o NMw Oaz0aas
_Deeemb.r Is, 1867.
bt Off-o. Poydrasret, corner of Camp. "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEM THAT BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGSI" Terms--sisle Copy, Cents; By >al, 3-ia adveas.
VOLUME VII. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 18741 NUMBER 14.
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rning Star and Catholic Messenger.
SE W ORLEANS, SUND.AY, MAY 10. 1874.
TELEGRAPHIC SUMXARY.
GERMANY.
The Emperor of Russia and Grand Dukes
exis and Constantine arrived in Berlin on
e 3rd, on their way to England.
SPAIN.
The Carlists have met with a serious reverse,
ving been compelled to withdraw from their
rmidable positions in front of Bilboa, which
wn was entered by Serrano on Saturday, the
d. It does not appear that there was any
vy engagement before the retreat of the
arlists. The main body, under Don Alphonso,
at Ripoll, Don Carlos himself being at
orasso.
Serrano has returned to Madrid, where, in
ply to congratulations of Provincial deputa
ons, he said that the Carlist power was only
haken, not vanquished entirely.
Don Carlos has issued a proclamation to his
ollowers expressing the confidence that his
ause will eventually triumph.
ENGLAND.
A meeting was held in London on the 7th,
f those favoring the disestablishment of the
lish Churoh, Prof. Goldwin Smith presided.
a is address he advocated the application of
hurch endowments to the relief of the poor
nd the promotion of eduncation.
A great strike at the Durham colliery took
lace last week, but by Saturday the strikers
ad concluded to compromise and all are at
ork again. Over 70,000 thousand persons
ere engaged in the strike.
UNITED STATES.
WASHINGTON.-Congress.-Thie Honse has
noreased the appropriation for the sufferers
by the oveiflow to $90,000. The fate of the
bill appropriating $3,000,000 for the centennial
celebration in Philadelphia in 1876 was to
have been decided by the House Saturday.
The Sourthern members have opposed it so
ar because of the refusal of Congress to grant
niversal amnesty from July 4, 1876. With
bat amendment it is thought the centennial
ill will pass. The Civil Rights bill has been
id over on account of the illee.s of Senater °
orwood. 0
A bill was introduced in the Senate providing 0
r three commiesioners, to be appointed by t
e President and confirmed by the Senate, to n
place the present government of the District C
olumbia. The Senate Committee have at
at agreed to recommend Capt. Eads' Jetty y
an for the improvement of the month of the a
ver, The Judiciary committee report that P
gress has no right to interfere in behalf of a
ae outh Carolina memorialists who appealed a
r some action to protect them against the
holesale plundering of the State government. A
is reported that Senator Carpenter intends b
press the Louisiana question to a decision fa
rnext week. This report has been circa- tI
ted many times before, but has never, as our
aders know, been justified by subsequent al
ents.
TnaL TROUBLES IN AnRKANS.s.-ThO war in
is unhappy State continues with increased te
iolence. Both parties are receiving rein- ci
reements all the time, though it would ap
ar that the Baxter faction get the lar e
sjority. Baxter had the judges of tea
upreme Court, who had left the State at the to
cipienoy of the struggle and who were re
ruing to bold Court, arrested. They were
bsequently taken under the protection of
e United States troops. There seems no
ope of any settlement till the Legislature th
eets on the 12th, when decisive action will In
doubt be taken by the party in whose favor ini
will pronounce. ed
COUNCIL or BzSHOPs.-Archbishops Mc- s
oskey and Bayley, and Bishops Wood, Mc- se
oskey of Louisville, and O'Connor were in
ancinnati last week. The secular papers on
ye currency to a report that they met in ma
uncil to oonsider the propriety of aflvising
oe erection of new Archdioceses and new Sees i
the Middle'and Western States. hei
DaEOCRATIC VICTORY IN THE WEST.-In- thi
aapeoli, May 6.-The municipal election to- sor
7 was one of the most hotly contested ever cot
d in this city, and the vote was the heaviest los
er polled, resulting in a victory for the vis
mooratio and temperanoe party. TheDemo- ion
ta elected nine out of thirteen Councilmen, ba'
Council standing Democrats 16, and Re- by
blicana 10. The Democratic candidate for ma
or was also elected. This is the first time the
eighteen years that this city has been Ion
der Democratic control. og
liqi
HE CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, OR "Ile LAST I
AR CRY OF THIE COMMUNISTS.-We ask spe- ofa
al attention to the advertisement, on our glo
fth age, of this remarkable work, which is moi
sferreJ to in the article on cremation copied of
rom the I-eeman's Journal. It was written by V
onseigneur Gaume, and translated from the prel
'reach by Rev. R. Brennan. The book w11 glio
a seut post free by sending the price, $1 50, to tha
nuziger Brothers, 311 Broadway, New York. l
Parasols of the latest style., and in great a
nItly, are to be found at very low prices at Lee- com
es., Magasle steet the
**L**IPAN * 3 * **I * o
er. ADDRESS OF HON. THOS. J. SEMMES
TO THE
TO THE GRADUATING CLASS, LAW DEPART.
MENT, OF THE UNIVERSITY
kes OF LOUISIANA.
Delivered in Grunewald Hall, Monday, April 27.
se,
.eir
ihb
the Gentlemen Graduates of the La'w cchool :-You
my are about to commence the practice of a dig
;he nified and honorable profession. That success
so, may attend your efforts is the sincere desire of
at these who have been engaged in your legal
education; be assured success will follow la
in borions study, if accompanied by integrity in
ta- the diligent discharge of your professional
aly duties. There is no short road to eminence in
the professsion of law; the fruition of its
bie honors and rewards is the result of constant
bis application. Without earnest and intense
study you will be deficient in the requisite
knowledge to practice a profession which de
mands the most varied information; without
th. integrity, the most brilliant talents and most
he diversified knowledge, will fail to command
'd. respect and confidence; without the confitlenee
of of the publie compensating employment is
or never realized.
Themis is truly a jealous mistress; she de
Dk mands constant and undivided love ; her favors
trs are withheld from those who, led astray by
at pleasure, or the fascination of other attrac
ns tions, grow cold in worship at her shrine. °
Action makes the orator, as we are informed
by Demosthenes, but study makes the lawyer. C
Knowledge of all kinds is required in the ex
tended practice of thesuccessful advocate, and
therefore no branch of science is to be neg
1e leoted. Philosophy, physics, metaphysics, a
Pl history, political economy, all in their turn, 1
to and to a greater or less degree, are called into
y the service of the law, in adjusting the rights a
so of litigants in courts of justice. Blit, in the c
at culture of your minds do not become devotees b
at the shrine of that modern system of mate- ft
al rial philosophy which excludes the supernatu- h
n rul, and by which man is converted into a
mr ruex reasoning machine, without hope, with- "
out satisfaction of his aspirations, without an ai
g olject to gratify the irrepressible yearnings of
the soul, and therefore without happiness. The 01
most mtelancholy instance of a purely material sl
:t culture is to be found in the autobiography of
it John Stuart Mill, who began Greek at three w
y years of age, road Plato at Seven, studied logic at
at twelve, went through a complete course of se
t political economy at thirteen, including the "J
most intricate points of the theory of currency; P;
at eighteen became a constant writer for the
e Testminster I.eriew, and at nineteen edited lien- di
Stham's flieory of Eridence. lie was brought up
by his father to believe that Christianity was
false, and that even as regards natural religion of
there was no ground for hiith; for he laments tit
r " that those who reject revelation, very gener- th
ally take refuge in an optimistic Deism, a
worship of the order of nature, and the sip- tit
posed course of Providence, at least, (as he ch
says,) as full of contradictions and perverting
to the moral sentiments as any of the forms of sit
Christianity, if only it is as completely nual
yzed." We rise from the perusal of this drear of
autobiography with sad compassion for him lIUl
who tells .r; that Coleridge described his men- vil
tal condition in two lines: 20.
W" ork without hope draws nectar in a sieve,
And hope without an oIject caunnot live.'"
The tendency of the age is to materialism of
the intellect of the ago is mechanical; the of
metaphysical and moral sciences are falling thi
into decay ; the science of the mind is neglect
ed, and philosophers are found who maintain
that " the brain secretes thought as the liver ki
secretes bile." 8"
It is no longer the moral, religious and ore
spiritual condition of the peon le that concerns
our legislators; the physical comfort of the c
masses is the sole object of government.
The recent scheme of compulsory education the
ignores moral and religions culture, sacrifices wh
heart and soul on theal tar of-material science; na,
the body politic is alone cared for, while the not
soul politic is thrown aside, as unworthy the l
consideration of statesmen. Men seem to have h
lost their belief in the supernatural, the in
visible, the divine, the spiritual ; they no gil
longer worship the beautiful and good; virtue, mot
having lost its absolute character, is measured the
by the extent of its usefulness. The spirit of fut
materialism has invaded even the domain of fast
the masses; the song of the poet; is it any son;
longer "a tone of the Meminon statue breath.- Th
lug music as the light first touches it T a
liquid wisdom, disclosing to our ensetthedeep Pitl
infinite harmonies of nature, aud man's soul 1" sloe
Alas, no! it is either the cold and drear song boee
ofa philosophy fhbich colegates the soul to the o
gloomy region of the nuknownable, or the Ct
meretricious chant of worshlip of the senses,
not ill suited to the choristers of the Tenple A. I
of Venus. eleg.
We are gravely told by tile scientists of the cand
present day, that belitef iI the surnllatural, etc.
which is the floul tlla' "t ill Ilotl e .l-i- hi
gionu , is inconsistent with] lhe , , ,I iia0r lt r , al,
that lellgioll is the int-t-vItiIll ot tr.tllr ), N
degrades the imtel'rel, sulitlrire. s 4i li pira- , r ..i..
tilsh of I:attle, anld is a:s.ta~,,lt s(tic to tLu ; in.ts
I.bety of tLe l.e-ple. "I ,
No uassertions have less tfoundation in fact i."
and in reason. Religion, iu ita nature and LI
constitution, is theological; it teaches that
the end for which all creatures are made is ions,
not temporal bat spiritual and eternal, for
Him who i 1º6 c ir · ote,_ t M s ( t e, $
final cause prescribes the law which all men
must obey; hence it vindicates the rights of
God in the government of men. The rights of
God are perfect, absolute, and the foundation
of all human rights; hence the oppression of
T-one creature by another is a violation of God's
right; no wrong can be done, no man can be
deprived of life, liberty or the pursuit of hap
pinsss, without a violation of God's right.
Religion, therefore, as the vindicator of the
rights of God, protects the inalienable rights
27. of man, opposes despotism, arbitrary power,
and every species of slavery; it demands for
God's creatures liberty, political, social and
individual, and such liberty as it demands can
on never degenerate into license, because license
ig- necessarily iluplies a violation of God's law.
ess "Religion." says DeTocqueville, "is the com
of panion of liberty in all its battles and tri
gal umphs, the cradle of its infancy and the divine
la- source of its claims; it is the safeguard of
in morality, and morality is the best security of
nal law, as well as the surest pledge of freedom."
in Intellectual culture, without religion, may
its gain an ephemeral triumph ; it can never per
lnt petuate the freedom and the civilization of a
o great people: it never has raised a fallenu em
te pirr, ,r infused new I fe into a superanunated or
In- efl'to nation.
>ut The great danger in our own country is from
st the predominanuce of material interests. De
d mocracy htas a direct tendency to favor ine
qee qIality anti injustice, because the Government
is must follow the passions" and interests of the
people, and of course the stronger passions
le- and interests; and these with us are material.
irs There is no restraint on predominating opin
by ions and interests but religion.
e- The fancied antagonism between religion
te. and real science, though frequently asserted,
ed has never been established. Religion, on the
r. contrary, ennobles and dignifies science.
- God calls himself, not only the God of good
id ness, the God of mercy, the God of peac'e, the
g- God of wisdom, the God of justice, the God of
, armies, but also the "God of all knowledge."
1 Kings, 2, 3.
to In the conteriiplation of religion science has
ts a divine aspect, not only because to know, to .i
ie compreheid, is the divine trait in man, but
as because nature is the work of Gol ; substance,
c. form, laws, pheeomena, the essence of life, allt
- have been ordained by hinm with infinite wis
a dum and power. On his work he has left the
i impress of himself, a splendor which reveals
n and manifests him.
,f IRligion invites man to scrutinize the work c
0 of God, and the wisdom of God in His work ; o
1l she provokes scientific investigation.
,f The grand scene described in the Scriptureo,
*e where God caused all the beasts of the earth e
i and fowls of the air to pass before Adam, " to t;
, see what he would call them," is a magnificent ,
e symbol of man, in the name of God, taking
possession of the world by knowledge.
e The Scriptures are full of recognitions of the ti
.dignity and divine origin of science. ti
Sp olomuon, in the Book of Wisdom, says:
s " For he hath given me the true knowledge tl
n of the things that are, to know the disposi- d
a tions of the whole world, and the virtue of f,
the elements.
"The beginning and ending and midst of the n
times, the alterations of their courses and the lI
e changes of the seasons. tl
"The revolutions of the year, and the dispo- tl
f sition of the stars.
"The natures of living cre al ins, and rage di
r of wild beasts, the force iof winds, and reason- -If
ings of man, the diversities of plants and the ki
virtues of roots." Wisdom, ch. 7, v. 17, 1, 19,
20. so
Again, in the book of Ecclesiasticus, we find:
" lioor the physician for the need thou hast
of him; for the Most High bath created him.
" The Mcst High hath created medicines out
of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor i,
them.
" The virtue of these things is come to the C.
knowledge of men, and the Most HIigh hath
given knowledge to men, that He may be hon
ored in Hlis wonders." Ecolesiasticus, ch. 3, a
v. 1, 4, G. m:
.Religion, therefore, neither repels nor fears ch
ecietce, nor is there any antagonism between GI
them, and I comprehend the disdain with tw
which Cuvier rejects the idea. That great os
naturalist and man of science says: "I will in,
not stop to reply to those who would have as So
believe the spirit of science is antagonistic to Its
that of religion."
Interest in your welfare has impelled me to lol
give you this parting warning against the bn
most subtle enemy to your happiness. It is tat
the most subtle, because it is gratifying to eta
human vanity, pride and passion, as well as dii
fashionable, to ignore the existence of a per- fro
sonal God, aind the fact that nature forces on
our hearts a Creator, history a Providence. the
The wish that long years of success and hap- .h
piness may await you, is the faintest expres- Cal
sion of the profound interest all the mem
bers of the faculty feel in each and every one bra
of you. un
CouMsiL ION. -Parents will find, at Mr. A. Ies
A. Bohno'e, No. 369 Dryades street, near Erato, an e
legantaoortment of ptlain and ornamental Communion itt
candles. Irlu w xa. also wreathe, prayer.books oLey, tie i,
etc. Mr I:holun Io,,t ohly furnishes good aItkleJLe ut bat
hi, In pri- ar . r 1or usaderate I rr3
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h itita l s .sl . fi neo : l t ,a im ,t .- ' . '...euu +i!
.:tL .. .;:.. t. I t w .11 4e huel on t il flt .
Levy Bros., :it1 Magazine street, will be due
ond one of the cheapest stores of the Fourth District. by
t$ nadis s rhawk for aPtas IkeasMlman do
tn LITTER FROM PLAQUEMINE.
of
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of TI INUNDATED DISTRICTS.
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he Editor Morning Star: ay tth, 1d74.
ts We continue, in the greater portion of our
or, parish to realize the truth of the old adage:
odr "Flood is worse than fire." The water has
an continued to spread over the interior country
so southward, submerging all the conitry around
Gland Lake and the eastern bank of the Bayou
ri-Teche; the Grand river, Belle river and Lower
no Boueff country, and the rich " Braley' Settle
of ments" along the Lafourche.
gn It is difficult to reckon the inimense amount
ny of loss occasioned throughout thitse sections
'r- just named, to say nothinug of the greater loss
n- to the peopi~ farther north in this par iIh and
or the parishes of West li;ton IRotg, and Points
Coupee.
The pro-pect for crops th roughiot this whole 1
e- country had not !,en eqpilalled since the war,
it and upon these prospects depended every hope
i1 of our people. The crops of the a hree former
I. years had f.liled in many respects. Very few
- people hall supplies for any length of time,
n and those who obtainedl advaun.es: obtained
, them in very limited lots, and these, it is need
e less to say, have been destroy ed or discontinued
since the overflow.
e The misery an'l suffering among our people,
consequent upon the widespread disaster of
the present flood, Intist have equalled if not 11
exceeded the loss in property thus ctused our f
. section, had it not been for the general, open
handed supply of provisions and money sent c
I through the Relief Committeco of your city.
Truly our ccuttry presents a noble example of
generosity in the manner in which our appeal
for help has been responded to. Upon this
i charity, so nobly and generously given, many
of our people now depend to save themn from
the horrors of starvation. White and black
senfer alike, with little hope of a change for
the better inside of the next two or' three
months.
The water, we fear, will not go down in
time to enable much of the oveaflowed district
to grow a crop of late corn, and in that event
the prospects before our State are gloomy in
deed. Many of our people are already looking 13
forward to now homes, and no doubt large ,
numbers will, as soon as they can, cast their hi
lots in sections above the level of the floods of
the Mississippi. Texas and Florida seem to be
the " promised lands." No doubt Texas will al
draw largely upon the population of our d
Wooded distritts. Means of transportation
keep many in their watery homes now, though hi
some are on the move already. PrLICAN.v. th
The Church in North Carolina. th
sa
A cot respondent of the Brooklyn Catho- no
lic JIeri,'r writing from Raleigh, North for
Carolina, under date of April 1Cth, says: w:
On Friday last our Bishop arrived here, oct
and installed ReIv. Mark S. Gross, of Wil- we
mington, as pastor of St. John's Catholic ani
church in this city. On Sunday, Father
Gross organized a Sunday school, at which
twenty-three children put 'town their obh
names. It is expected the number will be del
increased to forty in a few weeks. Next kej
Sunday a friendly society will be organized fett
having for its object charity and brotherly a as
love, etc. Preparation is being made to
build a vicarage and parochial school at- rec
tached to the church, both of which we
stand much in need of. For a description of his
divine service on last Sunday I will copy rete
from the Raleigh News: desi
BisaHO Glnnots.-This eminent prelate of woe
the Catholic Church, Bishop ol Richmond,
Va, and North Carolina, preached at St. John's
Catholic church on Sunday morning to a large are
congregation. Father Gross, the pastor, cele- seco
brated mass. The Bishop's sermon was stri
tkinly beautiful. It was devu'td to itie
Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour aid thie wt
inestimable Ienetitsacerutllg to oankuklldl frio, fast
HIis Pa.sitn, Death anld Biurial and Resurec
tion .ttd Acensiun Ai eloquent s as the ties
dll,,tin of the serii.omu, its muist attractive man
claracteasltic was the elegance of Its sitlpli- aid
c:ry and lie afslctiotlate earne,tuess witt At
a5 ilh the nany beautitul and holy lesIonl to
it" lris.a fr(,o thie tl:eime were urged ,lpon tile
Scsls. Wl.ice tI e disounrse coulId lot fall to ; lowi
i," i . I" nlllu t plleaur, to the cultured iutel- a nd
: J,.rse,ed itself to tIe conilipiherisaon
." ii.,- u.ost illiterate. It was by no means a and
ducloual sermon, as far as differences In creed mini
go, but one which could not fail to be endorsed fresh
by all profesbing faith in Christ and ilm er- cre
ifled. As-a good mo said loqeant divine,
Bishp Q bb., ha. aeNspsebtsl. bis y W s 1.
DION
A.ND
THE SIBYL S.
our
ge: A CLASSIC, CIRISTIAVN NOrEL,
has Br
try MILES GERALD KEON,
and
on Anuthor of "Ilarding. the Money-Spinnor," etc.
wler
le- I From the Catholie Wo hld.l
(Continued.)
Lnt PART IIt.
nss While Thellues picked out of our hero's
ase shoulders the two javelins still sticking in the
ld steel shirt, he said in a low voice:
rite " Yong master and friend, had you not
better ride forward fast f It is not well to leave
lo "those weighty oorn-bags too long in the charge
ar, of common soldiers."
I'e "You are right, my friend. I will do so" I
Der Charise, I must overtake the Other vehicle.
W Bring all our friends here quickly after me.
e0, Fellow-soldiers, you must sustain your severe
ed pace for a few hours or so longer. At every I
d- milestone you must change the run to a quick I
ed walk until quite in breath again."
And remounting, he galloped forward. It I
le, was in a part of the road perfectly level with I
of the land around, under bright starlight, the -
moon having set, that he came up with the r
r four soldiers who were escorting the baggage- I
' cart. They were halting. The linch-pin of t
one of the front wheels had given way, the I
Y. wheel had woblled off the axietree, and the a
legionaries were even then busy in endeavor- n
il ing to manufacture a temporary fastening. In c
s other respects all was not well. Two of the b
Y horses bad fallen lame. To maintain a forced a
pace was no longer possible. When the
k wheel lhad been rpllaced in a rude fashion, na
,r Paulus diectred his men to move forward
0 gently at a walk, until they should be rejoined at
by the nine others belonging to their little ;
expedition; and while riding quietly in their tl
rear, and affecting to hum an air of music ti
which was then popular in Greece, and neused w
to be played by ladies upon the seven-stringed rt
lyre, he considered, with no little anxiety 1t
and carefulness, was it possible that the free- c,
booters should find out the contents of the ei
Istrongbox, and return in pursuit? ht
First, it was certain that they would not go tl,
all the way back to Rome; they would not w
dare to take their culmbrous and conspicuous at
prize into the city at all. They must already
have halted; and it was likely that, making no
their way offi tihe highroad into the forrest, it
they would have deposited the chest in some ati
safe dell ordiingle. Secondly, however, it was de
not probable they could open the chest by any br
forcible means for many hours. This thought wo
w-as a relief. But suddenly an alarming idea Li
occurred to hiim. Eleazar had betrayed him ; sa
would not Eleazar be sufficiently cunning to
anticipate-not perhaps the removal of the bu
money out of the chest, but the easy and joy
obvicus artifice of concealing the key f The het
delay which could be caused by the want of a his
key might enable a well-mounted rider to the
fetch from the rear-guard of (emanicus's army we
a strong escort, and to lead it back in time to in 1
recover the booty; and might not Eleazar pol- A
eam a slulicate key f Might he not have followed har
hts accomplices, and, meeting them on their roa,
return, have produeed the means which they tolt
desired but lacked of opening the box ? Then sons
would a discovery be made which would con- a er
vince the band that Paulus retained thie truna- a.,,
ore still ; they would remeamber there was a row,
sectznd ao.ar,n i the) would ftllow Itiwi agaii ; i t
he had niot yet atlde a hundred utalet, and now, ieuir,
with these lame horses, be con d no longer flt "il
fast. Ilia dillcnlties, risks, and responsibtli. pace
tius became so acutely painful to the yonag was
mnan, that he clinched his hands nssoluntarily to pi
anid groaned aloud. of ;l
After a tiume, looking back along the road. he ) o
taw CI arias and tleotherus ut the dlistance fol. in t
lowing eitly. lie turned his borne round, quir
and awaited them. There were soue wines whei
and other provisions in the cast, and he deter- uonce
Rined to call a halt, af ord his men the re- he a
freshmenta which their severe exertions had land
rendered so needful, and consult with his three last,
fkdkma wl
and wine, he ordered them to give the hores.
a feed of corn in nose-bags, and then to go
back along the road, beyond hearing; to keep
attentive watch for any sign of pursuit; to
take a repeast, and to rest until further orders.
When these things had been done, and whea
the soldiers were out of hearing, our youth and
his three companions took their seats upon the
corn-bags in the wagon; and while eating
some bread and meat and grapes, and passing
round a horn of wine, Paulus laid the subject
of his anxiety before the others. They agreed
with him as to the gravity of the disastrous
possibility impending over them ; and
Longinus, who was very modest, seeinWthat
neither Charias nor Thellus proffered a word
said :
" i lnturions, we left Homre, you know, by
cros the Via Notentntana; we have made about a
the hundred thoulsand paces; we are now not far
fromt the Lake Thrasymene,.cJf evil fame. I
not know this country well. Not six hundred
rave paces front the road, on the right hand, there
argo is an acient bosky dingle or hollow. It was, I
think, formerly a quarry, front which many
so- thousand paces of this very road were paved.
ile. It is now lined all round with copse and brush
me. wood. I recommend that we take the wagon
were throngh the fields into that doll, where it will
very remain concealed completely, as it will be
uick mnch below the level of the surrounding
country. At the brink of the dell we can on
it harness the horse., which sunle of the men can
ith mount and ride oflf upon. There are provi
the sions enough for thr-ee or four days for three of
the us. We will let the wagon roll down to a
go.- ledge in the concave of the dingle. The cen
of turion Chitris, l'hellus, and myself will re
the main on guard, and lead the forester's life for
the a day or two or three. You, who are so well
-or- mounted, can ride as fast as posible to the
n canmp of t;crmantlcus, near Faortum, Allieni, and
the bring back a sadiciernt escort, say lifty men,
coe and we will await, your return."
the " You have tonched it with the point of a
on, needle," cried Paulus.
rd " It is good advice," added Cl atias, " in
ted substance. liut we had better tnot leave wheel
Ie marks througl the fields. Let as ourselves carry
dr the corn-bags, as well as the provisions, into
sic the dell. Let the wagon, the weight of which
ed will be enormously lightened after the coin is
ed removed, proceed forward. The horses can
:y then bear it swiftly ; and all the ten soldiers
cc- car have a conveyance, two ,o horseback,
he eight in the wagon ; the two, l.tme hl:rses can
bet led by the mounted menu; all nix beasts will
go thus be preserved for future ie. I don't like,
tot when in war, losing an ass, or even the ear of
pu an ass, that I can save."
y " N:vertheless," returned Patult, " we mush
ig trot separate the conveyance too far from what
5t, it has to convey. Yours be the task of obliter
Ie sting the wheel marks, not all the way to the
as dell, but near the road. I may be able to
y bring back soldiers, yet not to bring another
it wagon. Therefore we will forthwith carry
a Louginus's plan into effect. Itis iUtpossibleto
n; say how soon it might be too late."
Lo Without calling to the soldiers, who were a
ie hundred yards off in their rear, antt were en
d joying their supper, Paulus tied hid horse's
to head to a tree, and, with the vigorous help of
a his three companions, soon saw removed into
o the dingle, to which Longinus led the way, the
y wagon and the whole of the treasure concealed
o in the tightly-strapped corn-bags.
At the brink of the hollow, P'aulus had nn.
harnessed the horses, and led them backto the
r road. lie now suornroned the ten legionaries,
rtold them to ride in turn, four at a time. for
osome miles, leading the Iaste I.orses They
acre thn., f t ti t, r the anlitnal where there
.antc g KL.t gan, tue lifty yattd fromr the
rtTad ,lJe, alnd contilnue thenr own marcb on
foot to,, Cuttouna, antd th.tre tley were to wait
until ti,) heard from himt again.
1 hey set forth obediently at a good round
pace. iBut Pa'ulus, on hL umighty sterid, which
was now fed and refrtet ed, was it follow and
to pass them, andt was to, I, tLe tit tu rtseeuger
of the etemrgency. Nevertlt le.,, he could not
)oL mnove nor tear hitmself ast ny. lie looked
in the direction of the dell, where all was
quirt and inothine: sisible. lie looked forward,
where he saw Lis men fast disappearing in the
uncertain starlight. lie looked back, where
he could bear and see nothing bat the dism
landscape, nothing but physical nature. A
last, with a deep breath, he poistd hlmselt

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