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“ That’s very civil and gentlemanlike in you to say,” rejoined
Adrian. “Ask boldly, my dear Abbot, for anything you will. An Albanian” (this was a poor pun, but it was prob ably decorously laughed at) “cannot fail in good service to St. Alban!” Accordingly, the Abbot prayed that the mon astery might be exempted from the jurisdiction of the Bishops of Lincoln. Adrian granted the privilege, and great was the pride and manifold the tribulations that ensued in conse quence. The end of this Pope was unfortunate, honorable to himself, Italian in fashion. He steadily refused to consecrate to a bishopric the unworthy and incapable son of a powerful Roman noble; out of revenge, it is said, Adrian was “potioned”—his drink was poisoned, and therewith ends the little-known story of the Langley lad who, being denied a cell at St. Albans, won a pontifical throne at Rome.— Chronica Monasterii IS. Albani. The Bull of Pope Adrian IV. to King Henry II.— An account of this document is given by the various Irish historians, particularly in Mac Geoghegan’s Ireland and Lanigan’s Ecclesiastical History. Pope Adrian IV., by name Nicholas Breakspeare, was by birth an Englishman; he was a monk of St. Albans, and was elected Pope in 1154, and died in 1159. Being a personal friend of King Henry II., of England, it is said he was influenced to grant him a Bull, conferring on him the sovereignty of Ireland; and it is stated in Hammer’s Chronicle, (p. 215,) that King Henry sent a monk named John of Salisbury, and others, as a deputation to Rome, to solicit this Bull from Adrian, who granted it in the year 1155, at which time Henry meditated an invasion of Ireland, But King Henry postponed this object, and it is stated by Mac Geoghegan that the Empress Matilda, the king’s mother, was opposed to the publication of the Bull and the invasion of Ireland. King Henry came to Ireland in 1171, and returned to England in 1172; and Adrian’s grant of Ireland to him was confirmed by a Bull or Brief of Pope Alexander III., in 1172, according to Lanigan. Keating states that Adrian’s Bull was published at Waterford, in a meeting of bishops and clergy, before this time; and, accord ing to other accounts, the Bull was produced in 1172, by King Henry, at the council of bishops and clergy which he bad convened at Cashel; but Lanigan correctly states that the Bulls of Adrian and Alexander were, for the first time, publicly read at Waterford, in the year 1175, at a meeting of bishops and clergy convened for that purpose by Nicholas, prior of Wallingford, who had been sent with these documents from England, accompanied by William Fitz Adelm de Burgo, afterwards lord deputy of Ireland. Thus it appears the Bull of Adrian was kept private, and not published till twenty years after it had been received by King Henry. The Bull of Adrian is represented as a forgery by Mac Geoghegan, and in Cambrensis Eversus, these writers being of opinion that it was fabricated to facilitate the conquest of Ireland by the English; but Lanigan,who is considered the best author ity on the subject, maintains that it is an absolutely authentic document. 'The Bulls of Adrian and Alexander are given in Latin in the French edition of Mac Geoghegan, and in Eng lish in the edition by Dully, of Dublin, in which the Bull of Adrian is translated as follows: “Adrian, bishop and servant of the servants of God, to his most clear son in Christ, the illustrious king of England, greeting, health and apostolical benediction. “ Thy greatness, as is becoming a Catholic prince, is laud ably and successfully employed, in thought and intention, to propagate a glorious name upon earth, and lay up in heaven the rewards of a happy eternity, by extending the boundaries of the Church, and making known to nations which are uninstructed, and still ignorant of the Christian faith, its truths and doctrine, by rooting up the seeds of vice from the land of the Lord: and to perform this more efficaciously, thou seekest the counsel and protection of the Apostolical See, in which undertaking, the more exalted thy design will be, united with prudence, the more propitious, we trust, will be thy progress under a benign Providence, since a happy issue and end are always the result of what has been under taken from an ardor of faith and a love ©f religion. “ It is not, indeed, to be doubted, that the kingdom of Ire land, and every island upon which Christ the sun of justice hath shone, and which has received the principles of the Christian faith, belong of right to St. Peter and to the holy Roman Church, (which thy majesty likewise admits,) from whence we the more fully implant in them the seed of faith, that seed which is acceptable to God, and to which we, after a minute investigation, consider that a conformity should by us be more rigidly required. Thou, dearest son in Christ, hast likewise signified to us, that for the purpose of subject ing the people of Ireland to laws, and eradicating vice from amongst them, thou art desirous of entering that island; and also of paying for each house an annual tribute of one penny to St. Peter; and of preserving the privileges of its churches, pure and undefiled. We, therefore, with approving and fav orable views, commend thy pious and laudable desire, and to aid thy undertaking we give to thy petition our grateful and willing consent, that for the extending the boundaries of the Church, the restraining the prevalence of vice, the im provement of morals, the implanting of virtue, and propaga tion of the Christian religion, thou enter that island, and pursue those things which shall tend to the honor of God and the salvation of his people; and that they may receive thee with honor and revere thee as their lord: the privilege of their churches continuing pure and unrestrained, and the annual tribute of one penny from each house remaining secure to St. Peter and the holy Roman Church. If thou, therefore, deem what thou hast projected in mind possible to be completed, study to instill good morals into that people, and act so that thou thyself, and such persons as thou wilt judge competent from their faith, words and actions, be instrumental in advancing the honor of the Irish Church, propagate and promote religion and the faith of Christ, to advance thereby the honor of God and salvation of souls, that thou mayest merit an everlasting reward of happiness here after, and establish on earth a name of glory, which shall last for ages to come. Given at Rome,” etc. Conclusive Proof. In every part of the country where Sloan’s Ointment and Condition Powders have been in troduced, spontaneous declaiations are heard in favor of these extraordinary remedies. Thousands of persons esteem the Ointment one of the greatest discoveries of the age for in juries on either man or beast. The Condition Powder purifies the blood of animals, and carries off all gross humors and is a certain cure for coughs and colds. These popular remedies have rapidly worked their way to the affections of the people, which furnishes conclusive proof of their superi ority over all other remedies. See Walker & Taylor’s advertisement in another column. A correspondent of the San Francisco Bulletin states that near Monterey there are frogs weighing twenty-five pounds, and that their croaking can be heard six miles. The same veracious authority avers that they are used in place of fog bells and cost nothing to keep in repair. An Explanation.—An American lady wrote a letter to the Princess of Wales, inclosing an infallible prescription for the disease from which it was supposed the Princess was suf fering. She received a reply that the disease was not what she took it to be. The horrible sufferings endured by the poor Danish wife of the Queen of England’s hopeful son were really caused by that loathsome disease which is too often the punishment of those unfortunate women who are cursed with licentious husbands. LATE HEWS. The Roman Catholic Bishops of Ireland have issued an address denouncing in strong terms the Protestant Church Establishment, national schools and the Fenians. The news from Italy continues favorable to the party of action. When last heard from, General Menotti Garibaldi, with a considerable force under his command, had succeeded in reaching the vicinity of Rome, and was still advancing. It is reported that a plan for an insurrection within the walls of Rome has been exposed, and that the leaders have been discovered, arrested, and thrown into prison. General Garibaldi has again escaped from Caprera. It is said that he left the Island on board of an American ship. The Garibaldians have appeared in the western districts between Rome and the sea, on Sunday, 16th October. They have taken possession of the railway running between the city of Rome and the seaport of Ostia, and torn up the rails, preventing all communication. The Paris Moniteur of the 17th instant, in a leading edi torial, reproaches the Italian Government for violating the laws of nations, disregarding the obligations of solemn treaties, and fostering a dangerous spirit of Republicanism in Italy. Napoleon has made an imperative demand upon the Italian Government for a strict observance on the part of Italy of the Convention of September. The expedition of Toulon is equipped and ready to sail for the relief of Rome, and only waits for the reply of Italy, which is hourly ex pected, to the demand of the Emperor. It is believed that the Italian Government will yield. It is reported that the fleet of transports and iron-clads at Toulon has already received orders to sail for Rome, but the actual departure of the expedition has not been announced. Reinforcements of volunteers recruited in France and Spain for the defense of the Pope have arrived in the city of Rome. The troops of King Victor Emanuel are still guarding the frontier of the States of the Church, and prevent all persons who have the appearance of belonging to the Garibaldian organization from crossing the boundary line. President Johnson aflects to express indifference regard ing the impeachment matter, though he still threatens to re sist any attempt that may be made to suspend him from the exercise of the functions of his office while the trial pro gresses. The Democrats in the Hartford, (Conn.,) City Council, among whom are several Irishmen, voted down an appro priation for a reception to General Sheridan on his visit to that city. The General’s welcome doesn’t depend on the Council, however, and will be popular and hearty, includ ing a military display and a torchlight procession. REVIEWS AND NOTICES. The best Physician in Chicago. AVe have the sincerest pleasure in directing the attention of our city friends—our Irish readers in particular—to the advertisement of Dr. O’Ryan, of 248 North AVells street, which appears in another column of our present issue. In most respects the people of America are undeniably ahead of all other nations. Need we point to the noble principles of liberty and justice which lie at the foundation of their mag nificent Republic? To their superior ingenuity in the application of the mechanical arts to the useful purposes of life? To the prevalence of education and intelligence which constitute their crowning glory ? But to all general rules there are exceptions. And we fear that the medical skill of America is one of them. The amount of ignorant quackery which disgraces the country and destroys the health of its people is horrible to contemplate. And the fact that any brainless ignoramus has only to read a few medical books and run over into Canada, when he is forthwith entitled to call himself “ doctor,” and to return to the States to slay more victims with his pills than the old Isrealitisli hero did with the | jaw-bone of a certain animal, to whom in too many instances he bears a striking resemblance, is enough to make one fear death itself less than the bungling and butchering by which it is so frequently preceded. A well educated, honest Irish doctor, who is devoted to his noble profession, we consider an inestimable blessing in any community. AVe know Dr. O’Ryan to be Buck. With our own eyes, and in our own houses, we have seen cases which had been pronounced incurable, and the poor patients coolly handed over to death and the grave, saved by the skill and energy of Dr. O’Ryan, and restored to robust health and active usefulness. These are facts, and we are prepared to testify to them before arty person, and under any circumstances. Dr. O’Ryan is a man of first rate classical attainments, having spent seven years in the Irish college in Rome, Italy. He also passed several years in attendance on the Medical Institutes of Paris, France, and of some of the other leading cities of Europe. He is also a true Irish nationalist—one whose heart and soul are engaged in the cause of his country. Of this, his past ser vices and sacrifices are more than sufficient proof. This, alas, combined with his sterling independence of thought and action, has worked against him. Slaves are petted and promoted. Men are feared and injured. While others—calling themselves physicians—whose talents were of the Mac Sycophant order, consisting of “booing” and crawling and cringing and kiss ing the hems of some elongated garments—have been recom mended to the Irish people as paragons of piety and skill, Dr. O’Ryan has been slandered and persecuted. His knee “ Refused to crook a frequent hinge, That pelf might follow fawning.” As a consequence, he has never been recommended from certain high places. All this is simply because he is an honest man and an Irish nationalist!! He has given freely of his means to every movement which looked to his country’s liberty. Yes, and has even offered his life to fight for her independence. Had he been a rotten traitor, assuming aris tocratic airs and denouncing all movements for Irish liberty, he would have been petted and patronized. 'We say plainly and decidely to our Irish fellow-citizens, that if they mean to free their country, they must reverse all this, and stand by those who stand by them and by their country’s cause. And if they want a well-educated, experienced, honest physician, let them not pass the store of their countryman, Dr. O’Ryan, of 248 North Wells street. Temperance, Industry and Perseverance. Twenty years ago, our fellow-countryman, Daniel (Lilian, of Elgin,* 111., came from the East and settled in—then almost a wilderness, now a flourishing city—Elgin. He had nothing but a strong arm and a good head, and pitched into hard work, for which he received little remuneration. Working, as he told us, from dark till dark, at fifty cents per day. He had that indomitable will which, when backed by good habits, can conquer all obstacles. As the city grew, and the sur rounding country became settled, young (Lilian grew also. He was temperate—the secret of all his success—and as soon as he laid up a few hundred dollars went into business on a small scale. To-day he is doing a large and flourishing busi ness in “Tannery and Shoe Findings,” and is one of the solid men of Elgin. Not only has he become independent, but he has retained all his Irish national feeling as strong as when he hewed the wilderness. Such men as Mr. (Lilian are national blessings, and if we had a few such in every town in America our country would stand higher than it does in the estimation of our fellow-citizens in general. Surely such men deserve the support of all their countrymen and fellow-citizens. Those who have dealings with “Gahan & Hutchinson,” of Elgin, 111., can rely on being treated honorably. Their as sortment of Leather and Findings is always varied and complete. The Papineau Presentation. Our Canadian-French fellow-citizens are now interesting themselves in the movement for a silver Goddess of Liberty, to present to that old veteran in the cause of Canadian free dom, Papineau. Our Irish fellow-citizens are also going to assist them in this work. The “ Canadian Republican Association,” French and Irish, will give a grand Ball on the 25th of this month, at Uhlich’s Hall, the proceeds will he devoted to the Papineau Presentation. This is right. When one nation makes a move for liberty, it is the duty of all liberty-loving men to assist. flic Brotherhood of Man ” is dawning, when kings can use the people no longer, and When man to man, the world round. Shall brothers be, and a’ that. -4 ^ i »_ Agents. FOR MINNESOTA AND IOWA. Mr. Thomas F. Russell, of Davenport, Iowa, who for many years has been one of the most earnest members of the Fenian Organization in the West, has been appointed Agent for this journal in Iowa and Minnesota. Tie will proceed at once to St. Paul, Minn., where we bespeak for him a cordial reception from all our Irish and American friends. FOR OHIO, INDIANA AND KENTUCKY. Mr. 11. E. Elliott has been appointed Agent for the States of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. He will be in Cincinnati probably as soon as this notice reaches there. From Cincin nati he will lay out his route, and visit the principal towns .and cities of the States mentioned. Our friends in those places will, we trust, assist in the circulation of The Irish Republic. Chicago Agent. Mr. Frank Lawler, 207 South Desplaines street, is duly authorized to collect and receipt bills. Any moneys paid,to him, and duly receipted, will be acknowledged at this office.