New Zealand Tablet, Volume XIII, Issue 16, 14 August 1885, Page 7
A correspondent of the Pilot, writing from Spain, tends news of extraordinary terrestrial disturbances. At Bultana, a short distance south of the Fieneh frontier, the soil nas arisen in several places, after a great underground rambling which resembled the sound of A railroad train in fall speed. About half a mile from the city a crevice of over 70 yards in length opened in the soil, and a dense and black vapor proceeded from it slowly. It is feared that this is the crater of what will become a new volcano. The fright is great j the distur* k-ance of the soil has BQriously damaged the neighboring villages. The London Spectator asks ; " What would average Englishmen now give to replace the Protestant leader, 0. S. Paroell, and his mostly sceptical following, with the Catholic D. O'Connell aud hi* usually fanatical ' Brigade ' ? " It deplores the blind bigotry aad hypocrisy of England in refusing to send a minister to the Vatican while gladly accrediting its representatives to such spiritual ruler j as. the Mikado and Sultan, and being willing to recognise in the same way the Grand Lama and the Mahdi. I'he sacred rights of trade compel the latter acts of policy, but the Spectator believes that wisdom Bhould dictate equal courtesy towards the Pope, It ia altogether too late in the day for the discovery to be of benefit to England, The people of Irelan 1 are complaining of national, not religious, wrongs, and no amount of hypocritical " courtesy " to the Pope can now awnrve them from their just demands. All the samei it ia amusing to see a bigot regretting his rudeness because he.hMlound it did not pay.— PUot.