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THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN Vol. I. Little Rock, Arkansas, April 29, 1911 Number 6 Editorial Chronicle ". GREEK CELEBRATI,ON. -- There 'e quite a number of natlves of Greece, Turkey and neighboring coun- tries, members of what is popularly called the Greek Church, who reside in Argenta and Little Rock and In the southern parts of Arkansas. They arranged this year for the celebration of Easter at Little Rock where the Episcopal Bishop Brown gave them the use of Christ's Church for their purpose. A Father Mandllas of Mem- phis was the celebrant of the Mass, at which the Holy Eucharist accord- ing to the Greek rite was celebrated and administered. The choral service, vestments, incense and lights added an unusual impressiveness to the the scene. The Greeks remained standing during the entire service ot two hours. We wish we knew how they did it, as some Catholics find that standing or kneeling very long gives them a tired feeling. LUTHERAN CONFERENCE.--The annual meeting of the Lutheran churches of Arkansas and West Ten- nessee closed their session last Sun- day at Pine Bluff. Sixteen ministers were in attendance, at the Lutheran church on East Sixth Avenue, Pine Bluff. JEWS AND GENTILES.--The Inde- pendent Order of B'nai B'rith (Breth- ren of the Covenant) of the South and West, held their ;8th annual ses- sion at Hotel Eastman, Hot Springs,. April 23-26. Three hundred delegates were present. Papers were read on, "Tendencies of American Judaism," "Judaism in the Crucible of Modern- ism," 'The White Slave Traffic," and similar subjects. There was a marked sentiment in the convention to rein,: the rules in respect to affiliation wit3 Gentiles, at least so far at it concern- ed organizations for the advancement of the public welfare. It has not harmed the Roman Catholic Church to affiliate with non-Catholics not only in public organizations but also in private life by intermarriage and social intercourse ,nor would such  course harm the Synagogue. JEFFERSON COUNTY BRIDGE.-- A bill was recently introduced into the legislature and passed in both houses giving the citizens of Jeffer- son County the right to build a bridge across the Arkansas river at or near Pine Bluff, if they wish to do so. The bill has been signed by the Gov- ernor and is now a law. It is pre- sumed that every property owner in Jefferson County accepts the fact of the necessity of such a bridge, as it is easy to surmise that within twenty- five years there will be at Pine Bluff not merely one bridge over the Ar- kansas rivet', but two or more. The unfortunate feature about this bill is that the rural population on the north side of the river, with a few others, are vehemently opposed to the work on the ground of the public treasury not being sufficiently guarded. One million of dollars is said to be tile amount of bonds to be issued, but. no eact limit seems to have been in- serted in the bill. The handling of tiffs vast sum by commissioners is also objectionable to the largest prop- erty owners of the county. This is an unfortunate feature. But there must be a bridge across the river at Pine Bluff and the sooner the better it will be for the com- mercial interests of Jefferson and ad- Jacent counties. Representative men of l:oth factions should meet and so arrange the pushing of the enterprise that all reasonable fears will e d's- Felled and commissioners appointed who will actually possess the confi- dence of everybody. THE REPORT OF STATE MINE INSPECTOR--The report of T. A. reeze, state mine inspector, which was received last week by Governor Don- ,Jghey, shows that more than 2,000,000 ::ons of coal wore mined in Arkansas raring the year ending July 1, 1910, .-equiring the services of about 5,000 aborers. There were 14 fatal scot- mats and nearly $22,000,000 was in- ,ested in coal properties• The report ubmitted is as follows: "I herewith submit to you a briei 4mnmary of the state mine inspector' ,'eport from July 1, 1909, to July L 1910: 'The total tonnage of all grades of coal mined was 2,359,647. To accom- plish this required the services of 3,850 miners and 1,668 other laborers, includ- ing both inside and outside workmen. Total number of men employed in and around the mines in Arkansas, 5,518. "There wore 14 fatal accidents and 58 noufatal accidents. There was one man killed for every 168,546 tons of coal mined aml one nlan injured for every 40,683.50 tons of coal mined. There were 79:964 kegs of powder used, which made 29.60 tons of coal for every keg of powder used. This 79,964 kegs of powder cost the men $159,928, or .065 for each ton of coal produced. Other pit supplies, such as paper, fuse, oil, oil can, lamps, cotton, soap, black- hing and tools, cost the men $79,- 964 per annum, or •0325 per ton. Mak- ing a total cost to the miners of $9.75 per ton. "Coal was produced in six counties in the state, namely, Pope, Johnson, Franklin, Logan, Sebastian and Scott. The veins worked vary in thickness body cremated and his aslles kept near her. This she assented to, al- though she did not at the time know the penalty of the Church. "Cre- mation is absolutely forbidden by the Catl|olic Churc|L" e.xplained tim chancellor of the St. Louis archdio- from 22 to 96 inches. There were used cese, Rev. J. J. Tanrath, on being in the mines of Arkansas 391 mules, 8 asked 'concerning the matter. 'it tat]ropes and 6 motors used for the pur. was not only forbidden by the Plen- pose of transporting the coal from the working places to bottom of shaft or to partings on slope. There is invested in Arkansas approximately $2,192,683.- 85 in coal properties, distributed as tel. lows: Sebastian, $1,267,250.36; Scott, $100,000; :Franklin, $146,500; Logan, $96,200; Johnson, $598,933.43; Pope, $250,000. "I am unable to submit you a de- tailed report with reference to the safe. ty and sanitary conditions of the mines during fiscal ),ear ending July 1, 1910, as I received my commission July 30, 1910, aml had to depend on the records left by former Inspector James Doug- cry Council, whose decrees were pro- mulgated here several years ago, but it ires also been absolutely oonden ned b .fhe Sacred Congregation of .('ires in Itome. It is c,mdemned u.:fle r p.gin c,f ecommunieatlon, and anyolle Ilav- ing it done or wishing tot nave it ,:ore, cannot receive tile ri,es uf tile Cln rch." Tl'e bdsi of the laws on Ihe subject p.Jssed by the ecesiasti. cal authorit'es is that crem,ltio:l is a paznn, no* a Christian c,,-,',}m -- ('hill- l:," Advance CATHOLIC STATISTICS .-- The Catholics of the United States own upwards of $]25,000,000 of school las ((leceased), who was state mine in- property. With 4,972 parochial specter July, 1909, to July, 1910. I schools, tllere are 1,237,250 Catholic called on Mrs. Douglas, who was unable c'hildren in our schools. Counting in to find records of any kind, except ac- the orphans and other dependents, cidcnt reports that had been forward. ed. In order to submit a report of the mines, it is necessary that I shouhl submit herewith a report of the physi- cal condition of each mine as I found it on my first visit. ' ' Respectfully submitted, 'T. A. Freeze, "State Mine Inspector." ANNUAL MEETING OF ARCH- BISHOPS.--The annual meeting of the Archbishops of the United States will he held at the Catholic University in Washington, D. C., on April,27. A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University will be held the day previous, at which the erection of the Cardinal Gibbons Memorial Hall will doubtless come up for consideration. :LANDSCAPE GARDENING.Amer. lea is beginning to rival Europe in i the lJicturesqae effects which the land. sape artist is capable of producing, not merely in large parks, cemeterieq and extensive lawns, but also in the environments of ordinary homes• This very commendable rage has struck Ar. kansas and is noticeable in Little Rock and ahnost all the larger cities of tire state. The landscape art is scientific at its best, for the artist must be a scientist as well as, an artist, must understand the chemical comPo- sition of the sell as well as the growth of trees, plants and shrubs. With the eye of an artist he must bring forth bcanty iu the arrangement of squares, streets, 1)oulevards and parks. The movement is growing. Several cities in the north have made appropriations of thousands of (lollars to" transform ohl eyesores into things of beauty and a joy forever, tn some states land- scape gardening is put in the course (,f study in the high Schools. The United States Department of Agricul- ture is also aidingin the work. CONSECRATION OF EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL.'---The Eliscopal church of Str. John tile Divine, of New York City, which has been already in building 20 years and is not yet half finished was solemnly consecrated on April 19 last. It is to be the fourth largest church in the Christian world and is to cost ten million dollars. The full capacity will be 7,000. St. Peters in Ronte is probably the largest Christian church in the world and has a capacity of 54,000. The ritual of the Episco- pal church differs materially from that ef the Catholic church in consecrations. A Catholic church to be consecrated must be ompleted and entirely out of debt. The greater number of Catholic chnrches are only blessed or dedicated but not consecrated; sometimes on ac- count of the frail character of the }miMing, other times because they are not free of debt. CONFER MEDAL ON DR. EGANN, --The Laetare madel, annually con- ferred upon some Catholic layman by the University of Notre Dame, was formally presented to Dr. Maurice Francis Egan, United States Minister to Denmark, Tuesday evening at No- tre Dame University. Following an address by Patrick O'Brien of South Bend, who was presiding officer, con gratulatory messages were read, which included those of President Taft, Secretary Knox, Cardinal Gib- l:ons and Theodore Roosevelt. \\;Vi i, liam J. Onahan of Chicago delivere, .n add"ess on "The Laetare Medal u,d Its Recipients," after which t}:e formal address of the university te 5fr• Egan was read by President Cav- anaugh. Dr. Egan responded, thank- ing the university for the honor con- ferred upon him. P, REMATION FORBIDDEN.--Ow. ing to a wish he expressed that his, body be cremated, Dr. Charles V˘. Bernstorff of St. Louis, a physician, has been refused the last rites of tim Catholic Church, cremation being con- demned under pain of excommunica- tion. Dr. Bernstorff died at the American Hospital on April 2nd, of ,, complication of diseases following an operation for appendicitis. He had been ill two weeks. Dr. Bernstor!;t Crequently asked hts wife to 'have his there are 1,482,699 children who are being educated from the private funds of Catholic citizens. "BEST SPELLER".--The title of "Best Speller in Indiana" is no small honor. It belongs to Miss Ardella Selb of Jaspar, a 14-year-old girl who is to graduate from St. Joseph's pa- rochial school in June. Her newest. honor is the climax of a series of championships in spelling she has won. Her teachers and pastor are justly proud of her latest victory. GENERAL MADERO.--Th'e leader of the insurrection in Mexico, General Francisco Madero, says the Catholic 5[essenger, was once a student at Mount St. Mary's college, Emmitsburg, Maryland. That was in 1886-87, when he was about 15 years of age. He is the eldest of twelve c'hildren• His grandfather was formerly governor of the state of Coahuila. The Madero family is very wealthy, otherwise it woulcl not be able to devote so great financial resources to the insurrecto mo:'ement. ALL PORTUGAL REJOICES•--It is stated that all the Bishops of Portugal having received instructions from the to accept tihe sepaaon of Church and State, have notified the provisional government of their ae. ceptance of the new situation, in view of the government stipulating life pen- sions for all the clergy, according to the positions they held. The deadlock with the Holy See, which was feared, has now, it is con- sidered, been averted. 'Iae friendly attltude of the elerg" has caused general satisfaction. NO DIVORCEES AT COURT--King George has revived Queen Victoria's regulation excluding from court per- sons who have been divorced. The Victorian rule was somewhat relaxed in the reign of King Edward VII. THE SUFFRAGE IN MEXICO.-- The Mexican Constitution, (Art. 30) defines "Mexicans" as those born, within or without the territory Of. the republic, of Mexican parents; .foreign- ers who shall have become naturalized according to the laws; and also for- mgners who shall acquire real estate in the republic or have Mexican chil- dren, re(less said foreigners signify :heir intention not to become Mexi. cans. But to be a lexican in any,of the above ways does not make one a Mexican citizen; for the Constitution further (Art. 34) that to be n citizen of the republic a man must be not only a Mexican, but also eigh- teen ),ears of age, if married, or twen- ty-one years of age, if single, and haw' an honest way of gaining a livelihood. Women are not  ' citizens. ' ' The United States Constitution in. vests nobody with the suffrage at eith- er Federal or State elections, the ques- tion of who is to vote, or who is not to vote, being left exclusively to the individual States; but the Mexican Constitution (Art.'35) places voting among tlie prerogatives of a citizen, atul in the next succeeding article meu- lions it as one of his duties. It may he safely affirmed, therefore, that at least on lmper, Mexico has a very close approach to manhood snffrage, and this hy constitutional provision dating from 1857. Was this generosity in clothing citi- zens with the power to vote timely and prudent, or was it hasty and ill ad- vised? We are emphatically of the Opinion that a more favorable occasion shouhl have been chosen for conferring the suffrage• In our own country, we see how bands of wandering gypsies may travel about for years, mingling with the people, bartering with them, and especially taking every opportuni- ty to "gyp" them in a horse-trade; yet those gypsies have nothing' in com- mon with American citizens as far as patriotism and interest in civic mat- ters are concerned. We thing that the same holds true of the majority of Mexican citizens. Manifestly, we exclude the pure whites and the mixed bloods, who are as re- fine(] attd as educated as one could ask (the maternal grandmother of Presi dent Diaz was a sqnaw); but it woul t" seem, fr,)m cursory observation, that they are distinctly in thc minority. Not to speak of the countless Indians of the sierra, who live and supply their modest" wants independently of extra-tribal overseers or employers, we find on the large plantations and even within easy walking distance of the large cities, whole villages of Indians who feel no more interest in Mexican politics than. the question of snbway extension would aronse in a company of gypsies that might pitch their camp in the Bronx. Yet the Indian and the low-caste half-breed are voters. What difference does it make which way they vote or whether they vote? Sup- pose they arevoted as sheep are put through the shearing pen? We do not attach any importance, therefore, to the complaint that there is no majority rule in Mexico, for the numerical majority are hardly qualified to pass upon weighty questions of finance and for- eign relations. ]t seems to us, more- over, with our slight knowledge of Mexican affairs, that the Mexican is intensely and even violently patriotic, but his patriotism apparently settles on sonte iadividual rather than on a system. It may be an atavistic trait of devotedness to the king rather than to regalism. If Mexican history teaches anything, it is that when the differ- ences could be grasped by only a hand- ful of the population, popular leaders, each with his army and cabinet, swept upand down the country or hid in the mountains, causing or occasioning all kinds of ruin and desolation. Majori- ty rule or no majority rule, we depre- cate the attempts to pull down what Porfirio Diaz has so laboriously built up. Who was the man that set fire to his barn because the rats in it were toublesonte ?--A nleriea. CATHOLICS AND PURE POT.I- TICS. "We have frequently insist- ed," says the Ave Maria, "on the civic responsibilities of Catholics. and more especially of educated Catholics; and have deprecated the idea that because there is much in practical politics timt is to be condemned, therefore honora ble, high-minded citizens are justified in eschewing politics altogether. There is one phase of the subject that merits an occasional comment. The clergy- mama--priest, bishop, archbishop, or car,itnalwhl e primarily and prmcl- pally concerned with spiritual matters, is none the less a member of the body politic, and as such owes to his coun. try a duly not less genuine than that of the layman. Partisan po'.iticians sontetimes object to his performance of this duty when tts performance tells against their own side. In such cases ti|ey need just such a rolmke as was recently administered to a New York politician who, eonstrnetively, tohl the venerable Bishop Ludden to mind his own business and not inter- fere in polities. 'I beg to inform the honorable gentleman, and others who feel as he does,' says Mgr. Ludden, 'that, apart from being n clergyman, I anl considerable of a taxpayer. I nm an American citizen nnd a voter for lmlf a century. As such I claim all the rights of t citizen, and don't recognize the powers of any self-con- stituted political dictator to place a chalk line to the limits of my political and civic right,' " POWER OF EXAMPr.E.--Mrs. Mary Chaml)ers, a Presbyterian, and a mem- ber of the faculty of Rockford College, Ill., recently undertook, says the Cath- olic Messenger, to raise $1,000 for a community of Canadian nnns at. Chi- coutimi, Canada. There is now a great amount of American summer travel in Canada, and one of the many interest- ing trips is that from Quebec down the great St. Lawrence river, to Chicou- tirol. Mrs. Chambers. when asked how she, although a non-Catholic, was led to interest herself in these Catholic nuns, replied: "No one who has wit- nessed their work amid the greatest privations could do otherwise. I visit- ed Chieoutimi twice, last summer and the summer before, an(] I was so im- pressed with the work of these noble women that I then and there deter- mined that if the good Lord spared me I would never rest until I had ia some measure helped them in carry- ing on the Christ-like work in which they are engaged. The nuns conduct a home for old people and orphans, and besides the labors incident to the care of their poor and aged and little one, the sisters take in washing and engage in all kinds of laborious tasks that those under their care may have the bare necessities of life. Such char- ity is indeed, rare, aml as a Christian woman I could not fold my hands and feel at ease knowing that .these wom- en, in the face of every privation, were daily giving to the world an ex- ample of silent heroism such as only great souls are capable of. and all with- out any thought of recompense save that one thought of a brighter crown when they shall have finished their task. Here we have a striking illus- tration of the power of good example. The self-sacrificing toil of the goo˘i Sisters at Chicoutimi is indeed worthy of admiration and Mrs. Chambers' ap- preciation of that toil reflects great credit on her kindliness of heart as well as breadth of mind. CATHOLICS IN ' LATIN COUN- TRIES.We have been asked, says the Boston Pilot: Why are the Cath- olics wicked in tile Latin countries? The question ought to be: Why Dre sonic Catholics wicked? And can be applied to any country in the world. The Catholic who is true to the pricl- ples of his faith cannot be wicked. But in Just so far as he abandons those principles does the power of evil touch him. In fact, a Catholic who has allowed himself to be cor- rupted becomes more evil than a non- Catholic who never had such princi- ples to guide him. The old adage holds good in the case, "Corrupto optimi pessima"--the corruption of the best man is the worst kind of corruption. THE SO-CALLED "AUTHORIZED VERSION," OR KING JAMES' BI- BLE.English and American Protest- ants are now celebrating the tercen- tenary of the publication of their "Au. thorized Version" of the Bible, or "King James' Bible," as it used to be called. Once again we learn that the free I i nnd open Bible is one of the innum.] re'able blessings which England owes] to the 'Reformation.' The Archbish -I op of Canterbury, for example, tohl the King the other day of the 'inesti t nmble blesing bestowed on the English. speaking people by the translation of the Bible into our mother tongue.' He added that 'the English version of the Bible has made accessible to use the revelation of God our Father in His Son Jesus Christ Our Lord.' And ap- parently, he went on to impress upon His ,Ma.esty that the translation, the blessing and the accessibility all really (late from the day on which James I. appointed 'a company of schohtrs to revise the English Bible.' Writers on whose Protestantism no suspicmn of even the very slightest leaning towards Rome can rest, tell us that the inhabitants of England had God's revelation in their mother tongue a thousand years before either the "Reformation," or a Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury, or a Stuart King was ever dreamt of in the land, and more that half as long again be. fore a scion of the House of Hanover 4boght to sit upon the throne of Eng- land and be, in theory at least, her spiritual and te.mporal ruler. Away back in the seventh century, the poet Caermmon gave the Anglo. gaxon Church a metrical version of Bible history, and even before his time, St. Aidan the Irish Bishop of Lindis- farne, had his monks hard at work translating the Scriptures into Eng- land's mother "tongue, ju;t as Ven. Bode did in the tenth cefitury, and others of those lazy monks, who kept the Bible from the people, did iu the eighth century. Later on, we find the atonk Ealdred, who subsequently became Bishop of Chester-le-Street translating the Lindisfarne Gospel into still more modern English, whils in the 10th century Aelfric, Archbish- op of Canterbury--who unlike the present ocenpant of the Sec, was an- other of the lazy, Bible-hiding monks translated the first seven books of the Old Testament into "our mother t 0agile. ' ' All through the centuries from the C, onquest to the "Reformation" the story is the same. Though the Arch- bishop of Canterbury would give all the glory to James I., most Protest- ants are inclined to bestow an extra special halo on Wiekliffe, as the man to whom England really owes the free and open Bible. But we have it on authority of Sir Thomas More that "the whole Bible was, long before Wickliffe's days, by virtuous and well- learned men, translated into the Eng- lish tongue, and by goodly and Godly people, with devotion and soberness, well and reverently read." But Sir Thomas was a Papist, and (lied for his Papitry, so he may ha'e been pre.}udiced. Wherefore, it is con- soling--even if inconvenient to some peopleto know that his statement is confirmed by no less a person than than great luminary of English No- Poperyisnt, Foxe, the compiler of the wonderful, if not painfully veracious, "Book of Martyrs." If the Archbishop of Canterbury will spend a few hours in the British Museum he will learn from one Pro- testant writer after another that. not only long before the days of James I.. but long before the "Reformation," the Bible, in the Engllsh tongue, was free and open to all who could rca0. and that to those who could not read its teachings were imparted n sermons and instruction--just as they are to- day-by mon.k and friar and seeula priest. But before we pass from this part of the question, it would be in- teresting to know what Canterbury 's Archbishop thinks of the Roy. F. B. Meyer, who told his congregation at Regent's Park Chapel on Sunday night that it was not till 1804 that "the chain which had for no long held the Bible from general circulation was broken, and the Book was scattered over the .world." King ames' Bible was not even the first "authorized version." Heury VIII had appointed Blessed Sir Thomas More and some twenty others a eom- misMon to revise the English Bible in his day, and early in Elizabeth's reign "able Bishops and learned men" un- dertook a revision of the Bible, but the standard version down to the days of King James seems to have been the "Great Bible" of 1539. James decided on bis ro'ision in 1604, at a conference held at Hamp- ton Court, where the high Church and the low Church parties met in the vaiu hope of adjusting the differences na- turally resulting from Protestantism. The work was put in the hands ot fifty-four men, seven of whom died o," resigned before its completion• These men are to this (lay eulogised as the most brilliant scholars the world has ever seen, but the eulogy does not seem to be justified byresults. And even on this point Protestants are not agreed• The Archbishop of Canterbury told the King last week that "there seem- ed to be no external warrant for the title authorized,' " and Anderson, an- other Protestant, says in his "Annals of the Bible" that when the commit- tee of revision was appointed Jame ltad only been a few months in Eng- land, that, he spent these months im hunting, feasting and other extrava- gances, whilst his subjects were 1 "~ ing by hundreds of pestilcnce--an," that lie couhl know next to notMn of the learning or talent to be found in England. He seems to have ac- cepted as the committee of revision such nantes as were submitted to him, probably b; Archbishop Bancroft. Anyhow, whether the committee was tempe(eat or incompetent--and the• question has but little interest for Catholics--they finished their work by the year 1611, when there iutmediately began the typically Protestant squab- bling which has not yet abated. The High Church and the Low Church par- ties was, as a matter of course, at each other's throats. The Lows asserted that Bancroft must need have tim version speak the prclatical language and, to that end altered it in fourteen several places. " Since then the "authorized" version has been translated, and mauled, and revised, and squabbled over ahnost ad infinitum• ' '--Th s ' ' Catholic Iterald," London, England. FRENCH PROTESTANTS. Now Realize They Should Stand By Cathollca in Fight for Preserva. tion uof Chrlstlamty, According to the Paris correspon- dent of the Guardian, the leading Au- glican Church organ, French Protest- axlts are beginning to see that they ought to ald the Catholics in resist- ing the French government's cam. palgn against Christianity. M Monis iniends to carry on this campaign more actively than M. Briand. The Cabinet will forthwith press upon Par- liament "educational" bills deliberate. ly elaborated with the object of re- stricting liberty of education, and pen.. alizlng parents who may prevent their children from studying the material- ist theories expounded in a large num. ber of text books placed in the hands of their pupils by too many primary scimols. M. Monis wile also, no doubt, exert himself to insure the strict ap plication of M. Combes' interpretation f the "law of dispersion," even if he does not present to the Chamber a kill destined to deprive the secularized members of the suppressed congrega- tions of their right to teach. The correspondent of the Guardian quotes the following  a letter which M Julien Narfon has received from the Protestant Pastor Soulter, the secretary general of the "Uniou Chretienne de Jeunes Gens:" "A Catholic abbe, Wimaert, and a Protestant, Pastor Henw {M)nnlm. lmve studied deeply and in detail the text books used in the state schools, and I also have examined them care- fully. Their conclusions are identical ly the same, and their protestations equally strong. Those works falsify history in laver of anti-religious the-. crtes, and there are schoolmasters who, by skipping pages, or by their verbal comments, add to the perver. sion of facts, to the 'sabot(age' of truth. If we do not take care, we shall wake up one morning and find the state monopoly of education estab. llshed, and that is a thing no Protes- ant worthy of the name can accept Such serious eventualities will end in accomplishing their necessary work. To draw nearer to one an, other, to come to an understanding, is not an act of submission on tl;o part of anyone, but the preservation of the liberty to separate under modi- fied circumstances." It is time the Protestants showed some interest in the'defense of Chris. tianity in France, adds the Morning Star• So far not a single antl-Chrm. tian move of the French government- has elicited a protest from the Pro- testant press, and the voice Of the Protestants tn France has for the most part been heard only in eritlcla.u of tlm Catholics.