24 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 2

Massachusetts has elected two " negroes," that is, fair men,

With a drop of dark blood in them, to the State Legislature. They should have elected pure blacks, and so struck prejudice at the toot ; but even this is a great advance. The Catholic Council, too, Sitting in Baltimore have decreed under orders from Rome that henceforth no distinction shall be made in the religious education of blacks and whites. The immense strength of the -prejudice may be, perhaps, 'bestestittrated from the fact that it has hitherto compelled Rome to relax one of the fundamental articles of her policy. It will now'be possible for allegro to become a priest in South Carolina.