pg 393 The State of Illinois is destined to become a great centre of Catholicity as well as of the Union itself. Twenty-five years ago Chicago formed as it were the limit of the United States at the West; today civilization has advanced so far that Chicago finds itself in the very centre. Towards the middle of December there was a new manifestation of insubordination amongst the pupils, in which the same number (40) were involved. Much prudence was required to restore order. Six were sent off and as many others went in consequence; but the right spirit was not so speedily restored, and until the end of the year the relations between professors and students were more strained. Ordinarily such uprisings leave an unpleasantness in the mind, which is no longer disposed as it was before. This time the cause seemed to lie with the prefect of discipline, who was not sufficiently feared and who allowed too much liberty.