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LOUISVILLE, KY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1912.
There ia in this city one Charles
Dobbs,' who some years ago achieved
notoriety through an ignorant and
scandalous article on the relics In
St. Martin's church, written for one
of the local dally papers, and for
which he was said to have been dis-
charged. For some time after he
was unheard of until he wormed
himself into the Socialist party. By
hook or crook he secured the Social
ist nomination for Congress In tbla
district, where public feeling was
manifested in the small vote cast
for him. But Dobbsy still yearns for
th limel ght. which ne
through espousing the cause of the
Appeal to Reason Wayland, who
committed suicide, and a nauseating
.,f.v .n , KentnekT Irish Ameri-
can Dobbs and his effusion excite declares with every appearance of) Despite the crisis that threatens
only our contempt, and we therefore aobrlety: 'Provision must be made both parties in the English Parlla
prefer to leave him still outside the OT tne blrttt f children whose (ment, the Welsh church bill toeing
limelight and the pale of our serious
VETO THE BILL.
In Washington the opinion is
growing that President Tart will
return to Congress without his ap-
proval the bill further restricting the
immigration of aliens into the United
States. ' Much will depend upon
character of the
measure as It
emerges from the conference
mlttee and reaches him for his action,
The disapproval of the President, If,
given, will be hased upon the
vlslon applying what is Known as me
"illiteracy test." It is said President
Taft does not believe this test will
result in excluding undesirable ira-,
migrants, but will keen out manyjinally degenerate. Probably a full
who under American . conditions jthlrd of the adult population in
would become good citizens. It isbusiness and professional life have
pointed out that if such a test had .had nervous systems, and still man
been applied in the past, the wonder- 8e to be tolerably useful. Steady
ful development of the United States employment at fair wages, with
would not have been possible. Con- d housing, good food, some
heater and more
inimical legislation against lmmlgra
The addition of Paul Plaschke, the
cartoonist, and Charles Musgrove.
the poet and humorist, to the Even
ing Times has secured a winning
pair, as these two gentlemen rank
second to none In the United States.
CATHOLICS AND EDUCATION.
Now and then her enemies say the
Catholic church is the enemy of
education, and this despite the fact
that we find here in this country
established and maintained by the
church twelve large universities,
clffKtv.th.t.A aamlnarlea 200 CO.legeS.
700 academies and 5,000 parochial
schools with a total attendance of
1,500,000 pupils. Besides maintain
ing this enormous burden we find
Catholics contributing their shara In
taxes for the maintenance of the
public school system.
From the beginning of the world
tacts refute these charges against the
Catholic church, and facts are stub
born things. Ask her enemies who
oreserved for us the Bible and the
great pagan classics T Was It not
the monks of the Catholic church?
Who established common schools all
over Europe? Let Hallam, the great
Protetsant historian, give the an
swer: "The praise of having
originally established schools belongs
to some Abbots and Bishops of the
Anglo-Saxon records tell of Tbeo
dorlc. Archbishop of Canterbury, sent
by the Pope In 668 to propagate
schools In the Anglo-Saxon church.
In the beginning of the eighth cen
tury the schools of England under
Egbert were remarkable for art and
science. In council at Alx-la Chapelle,
In 798, Bishops were commanded to
establish free public schools. The
third general Lateran Council, 1179,
renewed the order. In Rome, is
1078. a school of liberal arts was
placed beside every episcopal school.
Through the dark ages every Bishop
bad his seminary, every monastery
Its exterior school, every priest was
bilged to sustain free parochial
schools, t as may be seen from the
synod of Menti In 800, Council of
Rome In 836 and Lateran Council In
1178. In the eleventh century the
monastic system began to decline,
scholasticism arose, and with It arose
the universities of Paris, Padua,
Salamanca, Bologna, Oxford. -Here
it Is good to remember that lluber,
a I'roteBtaut, has said: "Most of the
coulloeutal universities originated In
ths church. This new Intellectual
impulse sprang up not only on the
domain and under the guidance, but
out of ecclesiastical schools." Ranke
adds: "A sure and unbroken progress
of Intellectual culture has been going
on in the bosom of the Catholic
church for a aeries of ages. The vital
anil nrnil iiMIva plpments of human
were here mingled and
The Catholic papers of the country
were the first to oppose the promis
cuous promulgation of the Science of
Eugenics. That the secular press
now reaMzeaj the danger first scented
by our Catholic confreres Is apparent j
1,u,u l,,B """" a
1!Bned )n the Saturday Evening Post:
we" Known raan 01 science
brains shall, as far as possible, behe stumbling block In the path of
Innately of good quality; this means the Liberals and the Tories split and
the denial of parenthood to those in revolt over the food tax, there Is
liable to transmit bad nervous sys-
terns to their offspring.' Now how
COuld anybody have a good nervous
system if he took that sort of rot
seriously? We do not know of any
'thing In modern life more likely to
make normal people excessively
nervous than wild-eyed theories
about regulating parenthood that are
com-'advanced from time
.the name of eugenics,
to time under
discovers how to deal successfully
pro-jwlth whooping-cough we shall be
more inciinea 10 invest u wim
yarasucK Dy wnicn 10 measure me
'right of parenthood outside of the
imbecile or feeble-minded or crim-
jreasonanie recreation ana renei irom
crusninK auuoi as wuei-uiR
e3rt meal ' comln from wlU im'
prove me Dreea 01 men; laiois nun
pronounced degenerates should not
marry. To that well-attested ground
Klence should stick for a long while
to come. When It can prevent
seven-by-nine minds from inhabiting
bodies, and vice versa,
It may proceed, tentatively and with
due modesty, a little further."
Many of Qur Catholic doctrines
and practices are not understood ty
those outside the ' church, observes
Father Gannon in the Omaha True
Voice. For instance: Non-Catholics
irequenuy hbk wuy Luiuunn u-tu.u
from meat on Friday. Although the
custom is really as old as the Chris-
Man religion itself, and although
non-Catholic .are acquainted
the fact that their Catholic friends
observe one day abstinence each ,
week,, very few of them understand
why it Is so. Here is a matter which
Catholics can easily explain to the
edification of their non-Catholic
The proximate reason for abstin
ence and fasting Is of course the
command of the church, which has
authority to oblige her members in
such matters. The church has
made abstinence from meat on Fri
day obligatory on all her members.
It is not an obligation, however,
which can not be dispensed from for
a good reason. Thus when Christmas
falls on Friday the law of abstin
ence does not oblige on that day.
The same exception was, last year,
extended to feast days of obligation
which may occur on a Friday.
Again, one who would be driven by
necessity or a lack of sufficient food
without meat on a Friday would be
thereby dispensed from the law of
abstinence. In such a case, however.
the necessity must not be a mere
excuse, but at least a serious Incon
venience, as the law ia a serious one
and only a grave reason can excuse
But beyond the law which Im
poses abstinence there Is the
peculiar appropriateness of com
memorating each week the day on
which our Saviour died, by abstain
ing from meat In honor of his death
tor us. This is the reason why the
church commands us to abstain on
Friday; and this Is what non-Cath
olics do not understand until It Is
explained to them. The church
wishes us to learn to deny our
selves In order to master more com
pletely our sinful Inclinations and
DAiiinm Abstinence on Friday Is
k..,a i i. inli
that Christ .uff8red and died for our J.-.l ".-ted wltj
Ids. When tbls Is explained to ,av,Dtaee over more familiar roof-oon-Catholics
their prejudice against Bg,.
what they formerly regarded aa a
luperatltloue custom vanishee. They
may not care to Imltata Catholics ia
tbla respect, but they ran not fall to
hare a higher reapect for those who
honor their Saviour by abstinence on
Friday, and who take their religion
seriously enough to deny themselves
something for Its sake. Friday ab
stinence is a mark of our faith that
makes a favorable Impression on
those around ua who understand Its
After March 4 Major Gen. Thomas
H. Barry, now commanding the
Eastern division, with headquarters
In Governor's Island, New York
Harbor, will be Chief of Staff, the
highest position in the United 8tatea
The last Catholic to hold
thla position was Gen. Phil Sheridan,
who died In August, 1888. Gen
Barry was born In New York, his
father being a native of Ireland and
a leading spirit in the Irish patriotic
movement that followed our civil
Most creditable special Christmas
editions were Issued by many of our
exchanges, notably those of the
Catholic Union and Times, Qulncy
Western Catholic, Catholic Tele
graph, Southern Guardian, Toledo
catholic Record, Pittsburg Observer,
Indianapolis Catholic, Catholic
Columbian, Catholic Sentinel, Prov-
vu"-(idence Visitor ana catholic Advance,
t0 whom we extend congratulations
gtlll a confident feeling that ths
.Government will pull through safely,
which meana the passage of the home
ruie measure for Ireland
Never before was there a more
general attendance of Catholics at
the ChrUtmas services than this
year. There was a marked religious
observance of the day and Joy and
happiness prevailed In all the par
.ishes. And besides there was
Remembrance of the poor that as-
sum ua uwn imam.
WITH STRONG CAST.
What promises to be one of the
best amateur theatrical performances
ever seen In Louisville will be given
by the Columbia Athletic Club at
Macauley's Theater on Sunday even'
Ing, December 29. "The Old New
Hampshire. Home," a comedy drama
In three acts, is well Buited for the
performers and gives them a chance
to display their histrionic training.
The performance Is for the benefit of
the new club bouse, which the mem
bers hope to soon have out of debt
In the cast will be seen the follow
ing: Misses Lillian Score, Mabel
Ray, Elizabeth Keating and Ethel
Whitney, and Messrs. William
Larkins, John T. Dennis, James Don
oghue, Edward Score, John Nuxol
William Kuper and Julius R. Boden-
ALICE L. HAGER.
One of the Cathedral's old and
faithful parishioners departed this
life Sunday night, when God called
to lta eternal reward the soul of
Mrs. Alice Hager, widow of the late
Henry Hager and mother of former
Assistant Fire Chief Frank Hager,
' hn G. Hager, Charles Hager and
M , devout Cftth
olio woman and her loss will be
mourned by many to whom she en
deared herself through her kind and
ana loving aisposi'
i iiuu, xirr luuerai iook Diace rues-
,jaT morning from
when loving and well deserved
tribute was paid to her life.
ALL STARS WIN.
The progress in the basket ball
league was amply shown In the work
of the All Star team of Mackin
Council, Y. M. I., this picked team
eieating me strong St. xavler ag
gregation by a 28 to 11 score this
past week. The features of the game
were the all around playing of
Mlchot, Shelley and Alberts and the
exceptionally fine guard work of
Hayden and Rlhn. Much interest is
being shown In the work of the dif
ferent league teams and on playing
nights increasingly large audiences
Thomas Lynch, platform superln
tendent at the I. C. railroad local
freight house, was presented with a
handsome Knights of Columbus
watch charm on Christmas eve as a
little token of regard and esteem
from his fellow employes. The pre
sentation speech was made by Adam
Emmettsberger and was feebly re
sponded to bv the recipient, who was
overcome with emotion.
ARCHBISHOP'S ANN! VERSA R Y.
Last Saturday at his episcopal res
idence in St. Paul, Minn., the Most
Rev. Archbishop John Ireland cele
brated the fifty-first anniversary of
bis ordination to the priesthood.
Numbers of friends called to con
gratulate him, and he received many
congratulatory telegrams from mem
bers of the Catholic hierarchy In
various purts of the United State.
With but three exception Archbishop
Ireland l the oldebt member in point
of service In te hierarchy In the
United States. He was ordained to
the priesthood In Bt. Paul on cetn
ber 21, 1861.
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Macauley's Tomorrow Night.
Col. J. L. Hackett registered last
week for a sojourn at West Baden
John Welch, of New Albany, left
Sunday to visit his daughter at Rich
Harry King and William Ryan have
been visiting in Frankfort, the guests
of John J. King.
Mrs. James Fitapatrick, of Oak-
dale, is spending the holidays with
relatives at Colesburg.
Judge and Mrs. Matthew O'Doherty
will entertain with a bridge party at
their home Tuesday evening.
John R. Cavanaugh, of . St. Jo
senh's College, has returned and
will remain until after New Year's
Misa Helen Sullivan will entertain
with a tea party next Friday after
noon at her home on Longest avenue,
Misa Minnie Murray, of Clifton, left
Sunday for Latontai, to be the holiday
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mur
Miss 'Ruth OsboTne" returned from
Loretto Academy to spend the holi
days with Iher parents In Jefferson.
Miss Katherlne Glenn, of South
Louisville, ha been spending tine
week with relatives In Bowling
Joe Harpring, who has been at
tendins: St. Mary's College at Dayton
Ohio, Is here to spend the holidays
with his parents.
Mi Katherlne Hinas has returned
from Philadelphia, where Bhe was the
guest of Miss Marie iBonner and Miss
Misses Agnes and Mary Cav.
anamrh. who are etudents at Naz
areth, are home to spend the holiday
vacation with their parents.
Misa Mlna'C. Amelung, who is at
tending the Sacred Heart Academy
nt St. Matthews, is at her Home in
New Albany for the holidays.
Councilman M. J. McDermott i
celebrating the arrival of a little
Democrat, who arrived Christmas
eve at his home on West Oak street
Mrs. William Dalton, of
Court, has e her holiday
fiu Audrey Davis, ot tJarasiown
TnncHnn. and Manzelle Dalton, of
Mlaa M4rv Malone. who Is attend
in colleie at Manhattanvllle, N. Y.,
arrived Sunday to spend the holiday
vuth her narents. Mr. and Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. James Riley, of 312
ft Mtrt. are entertaining their
irhw Arthur Grlffln. of Panama
whn will be their ruest until after
Mrs. Charles E. Cooney is enter-
tutnin her sister. Miss Eleanor
Vaiin. and her cousin, miss
Frances Wathen. of lX)ul3VHie.
Syracuse Catholic Sun.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Currap
have sold their country place at Ken
wood and are at 232 East Oak street
where Charles Curran and Miss Louise
Curran are at home to ttielr friends.
Santa Claus played the role of a
stork at the borne of "Billy" Mc-
Devitt early Christmas morning,
leaving an eleven-pound baby boy.
Both mother and child are doing
Paul Doherty. who ifl a law
student at the University of Michigan,
returned Saturday to spend the
Chrixtmas vacation with his father,
Dr. William Doherty, 1358 nrst
Misses Frances, Margaret and
Butty MoKenna. who have Deen
spending two months in Chicago,
Minneapolis and the Northwest, re
turned for the Christmas reunion at
their home at Fairfield.
Mrs. Julia Wolfe, Beeler street,
New Albany, announces the engage
nieut ot ber daughter. Miss Marin
Catherine Murray, to Green Woodruff
Hicks. The wedding will take place
the latter part of January.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelly, of
Murval, Texas, are here as the
guests of Mr. Kelly's brother, Mr.
Philip Kelly, of Frankfort avenue,
also Mr. Kelly's sister, Mrs. William
Farrell, of Harriman, Tenn.
William J. (Babe) Ryan, the well
known local baseball umpire, was
strictly a home umpire Christmas
day as a little baby boy arrived on
that day and kept him busy watching
for strikes and balls (bawls).
Misses Eloiee and Carmel Bland-
ford, who are attending school at
Nazareth, arrived Saturday and .were
the guests of their aunt, Mrs. J. M
Breathitt, on Eaet College street, be
fore returning to their home in Cen
tral City for the holidays.
Mrs. Walter P. Lincoln will give
a New Year's eve theater party at
Keith's, followed by a supper at her
home in Garvin Place, in honor of
her daughter, Miss Mae Adams Lin
coln, and Miss Elizabeth Brown, of
Paris, who will be Miss Lincoln's
Mrs. Mary E. Emerle has an
nounced the engagement of her
granddaughter, Miss Eula Lee
Simons, to iDorls William Lynch, of
Jeffersonville. The marriage will be
solemnized et the -Church of 1 th
Blessed Sacrament on January 8 at
8:30 o'clock, following which there
will be a reception at the home of
The LHtle Sisters of the Poor de-,
sire to offer their grateful thanks toi
the kind friends and benefactors haye purchaBed a iot on wnicn they
who so generously aided tfoem in mak- wm erect a handsome club house,
ing their old people's Christmas aj The two Syracuae counclis
truly happy one. They also wisn gteadljy increasing their member
to thank them for their many kind ahlp Knighthood is strong in that
acts of charity during this past year, cJty
and beg to offer their best Jbf congressman Patrick F. Gill and
all for a bright and prosperous new BUCCeB80r Hon. WIUiam U Igoe.
vear- are both members of Kenrlck Coun
Three happy Jubilee were observed
last wee in --y
?Zr. :;V f .
Ier8"r' "F;r:rr;r st Pt-
SS, aThPeaBo?hre?ftwo wrV
the silver Jubilees of the ordination 1
of Rev. Bernard Moeller, Chancellor
of the archdiocese and pasior oi di.
Mary's church, and Rev. Matthew
rvRrien: Ph. D.. pastor of St. Pat
i.va ohnroh In Cummlnsvllle, who
also rounded out a quarter of a cen
tury ot service in the sacred priest
hood. MACKIN SOCIAL CLVB.
Mackin Council Social Club will
have a merwatch night dance
party at theclub house on Twenty
sixth street next Tuesday night. New
year's eve. The hall will be
artistically decorated and illuminated
and will present a most brilliant
scene This will be one of the most
enjoyable of the many dances given
by this popular club.
Louis E. Stein, the popular Clerk
of the Board ot Aldermen, and his
uiimhin wife celebrated their sll-
w.rtrlln anniversary last Sunday
at their home, 23S East Breckinridge ,
street. Though only relatives
nresent many beautiful presents and
.mrratnlHtorv messages were re
ceived. For many years Mr. Stein
was city editor of our neighbor, the
TXDER SURGICAL OPERATION.
fl Maria Glover, widely known
and popular In Louisville society and
musical circles, who Is at St. Joseph's
Infirmary, is reported out of danger,
to the treat relief ot her many
friends and admirers. MIbs Glover
was vUltlng In Chicago when taken
ill and returned to Louisville on Fri
day. Diagnosis revealed peritonitis
anil aha waa removed to St. Joseph's
Tnfirniarv. where she underwent a
succeBaiui surgical operauuu cuuuaj
VISITING THEIR PARENTS.
Daniel Walsh, Jr., and Irwin
Beancond, who are pursuing tbeir
studies for the priesthood at 8t.
Melnrad's, Ind., are borne to spend
the holiday vacation with their par
ents In New Albany,
WEWANT YOUR WORK
We're Prepared to Do It Promptly
nd in Firt-Cla Style.
Cards, Bill Heads, Letter Heads,
Circulars, Dodgers, Etc.
Dance and Wedding Invitations
HOME PHONE 946.
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"Is the Catholic Church the Deadliest
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The writer is a non-Catholic and Editor of the
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KNICtlTS OF COLH.TO'S.
Late News' That Will Interest
Members Here and Else
where. Sixty candidates received the third
degree at the last Covington initia
tion. Thirty-seven received the degree
of Knighthood at the initiation just
held at Hartford, Ind.
Th a Tfntirhta tt TlMnrtartr Hph .
cil, St. Louis.
The next meeting of the Supreme
Cnlcago begInnln(E Januarv 6 and
continuing three days.
The initiation to be held the latter
Part of January In the new St,
Micbael's Hall at Brook.vllle Ind
be an elaborate and largely at-
Last Sunday the Indianapolis
Knights and their ladies visited the
Little Sisters of the Poor. The visit
gave much food for thought a.nd will
Hennepin Council degree team in
itiated a class of forty candidates at
Green Isle, Minn. The villagers, who
are nearly all Irish, gave the visiting
Knights a warm welcome and ban
REILLV BECOMES MANAGER,
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Rellly, who
for some tune past lhave been located
In Chlxttgo, have moved to Detroit,
where Mr. Rellly has accepted a posi
tion as music department manager
with the Grlnnell Bros, music house,
one of he largest In the West. . Mm.
Rellly before tier marriage was Miss
Mary Agnes Wolfe, ot tbls city.
YOUXG LADIES ELECT.
Officers for the St. Rose Society of
St. Joseph's churrh, composed of
young indies of the parish, were
elected at the annual meeting held
'last week. They are Miss Rose
Bcker, President; Mary Poll, Vice
President; Anna Schmidt, Secretary;
Bertha Quino, Treasurer; Virginia
Fromang, Librarian, and Clara
TAKES NEW FIELD.
Announcement has been made that
the Rev. Dr. J. T. Roche, for several
years with the Register Extension ot
Toronto, Ont., who this month sailed
for Europe, has been made European
oorreapondent of the American As
sociated Pres. Father Roohe will
cAble two letters on topical European
subjects to the secular press of
America weekly, and will also con
tinue hla connection with the Record
Extension. He la well equipped for
his new work.
BACHELORS AND INSANITY.
Bachelors are more liable to be
come Insane than married meu. ac
i.,irdln to a renort by Government
I Investigators at Wanhlngtoa.
WALNUT ST. THEATER.
Starting Sunday Matinee, Dec. 29
HERE THEY COME.
The Two Musical-Chaps Known to AIL""
MUTT and JEFF
No musical comedy of the past decade
hat left such a trail of merriment aa ha
this clever musical conclt by Bud Fisher,,
the famous cartoouitt.
Hurry for seats and don 't fail to bring:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Mat
Nights and Sunday Matinee, 25c, 35c,
II ATS. HATS.
228 W. MARKET STREET
434 W. MARKET STREET
It throws Pictures on the Screen of
Post Cards, Photos, Clippings. Draw
Ings, etc., producing details and colors
rice to iwh
ifllllf ,ll llllll!'
Kadlopticans work either bv electric.
lty, gas or aacetylan.
321 W. JEFFERSON STREET.
Who also are headquarters for Cameras
for the holidays, Xinas Post Cards and
AGED PRIESTS' HOME.
A home for aged and infirm priests
of the New York diocese uaa been
provided by Andrew J. Connlck, who
has donated his country seat at Old
Spring, N. Y., for that purpose. The
property was given la memory of the
donor's brother, the lata Rer. Pat
rick J. Conulck, who during hla pas
torate of fourteen year made hla
home at his brother's country home.
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