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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: MONDAY JUNE 27. 1904.
CONGRATULATING GORTELYOU. Dangers of Divorce By the Reverend Christ's Love B the Kevercnd St Louis's Wantonness" -By the Koveroml Locior W. ij. Jones, Father Kieltv. Charles L. Chalfant. 10 " extracts From Delivered in "There arc black sheep In every flock and if I mistake not the flock of the Good Shepherd is no exception to the rule, lint remember the black sheep may love the shepherd with as strong a love as does the sheep with the snowy fleece, and when we roach the linal fold we may find many pathered there who by parents and kindred have been called black sheep here." The Reverend Charles Chalfant. "Athens and Rome were never so resplendent in Mutuary and painting as they were In the days of their degeneracy; nnd St. Louis has reached the zenith of her wantonness in this year of its Universal Exposition. Graft and preed have led us to forget principles and tol erate practices which have brought upon u general condemnation and well-merited disrepute." The Reverend William M. Jones. "The morality tendency of society depends upon the chastity of woman. And the chastity of woman depends upon the absolute char acter of marriage. Divorce degrades and corrupts society." The Rev erend Father Klelty. - SAYS DIVORCE EVIL Tether -Klelty Would Have Sep J arated Parties Barred From Good Society. . GIVES CHURCH'S POSITION. Members of Holy Angels Parish ' a Are Admonished to Avoid Persons Who Break Marriage Ties. Ip hi sermon on "The Bvils of Divorce" e the Reverend Father Klelty yesterday ad- ?ionished the members of the Holy Angels orish to carefully avoid divorced persons mid gold that while It Is Impossible to shun them at all times, yet they are not "to accept Invitations from them nor to in vite such persons to their own homes. r He said: 'It bos been more then once stated in the dally papers by well-advised men that the Americans more readily avail them- THE REVEREND FATHER. KIELTY, Pastor of Holy Angels Church. selves of the facilities, for divorce than other people, and that they for tho most trivial thing seek for a dissolution of the marriage tie. Nothing Is more dangerous than to unite two persons so closely In all their Interests and concerns as man and wife without rending the union entire and total. Otherwise the least possibility of separate Interests would be the source of "endless quarrels and suspicions. The wife not secure of her home, will be driving some separate project, and the huhband's selfishness, being accompanied with more power, mar be still more dangerous. '"When Christianity came Its first duty was to Christianize tho natural society of the world. This It accomplished by pro claiming the law of Christian marriage. Its unity and Indissolubility, the source of alt the sanctity and order of domestic life, and the root of political society. In the latter part of tho century Just past an English statesman spoke of marriage as "the stumbling stone of the age." "Hie growth of divorce In the United States ! becoming alarming. Just think of It. In thirty-four years there have been TOMXB divorces granted. Many of these people remarried, thus spreading a great evlL Families and friendships are also Involved, so that it 13 hard to esti toato tho area affected, even In a single year by an astounding abuse of State laws, which arc plainly against the divine law. The divorce evil Is great and to1 only remedy lies in a determined ef fort on the part of the church to con tinue to uphold the sacramental char acter of marriage, which In these days Is In greatest danger of being Ignored. I prtpose to offer you hero this morning tsome considerations on this most grave irtaplc. Our existing civilization unquestionably rests upon marriage, as the church has c Shaped it. History Informs us that for a thousand years the Catholic Church was the great ethical teacher of tho pro- grcsslvo societies of the Western wor'd. The keynote of her teaching was duty . man's whole duty In all relations of life. And nowhere was that teaching clearer, loftier and more fruitful than In her doc- trnn concerning' matrimony. She re- created marriage that must bo conceded .Ttlo her as a special achievement. The t church commences her divine work by the reformation of marriage. Her doc trine is very simple. One with one ex clusively and forever. For our present alarming Increase of divorces we are ln Cebted to the religions revolutions of the Sixteenth Century. The religious rituals of that period applauded, so to say, with .pictisoless Joy the scandal of the English f lecherous King who dlrupted the unity Jecauso the ADOstolic See would not al- Jow him to havo two wives at tho same .time. "The church, because she would not " Comply with such a request, lost a king dom from the church's unity. But to sur fer that loss rather than prostitute the sacrament of matrimony to the lust of a tyrant, must be accounted gain. Neither promises nor threats could move the oc cupant of the apostolic chair; no means t cfntld obtain from him anything contrary i.to the Instructions of his divine Master. 3aese religious rebels, at the mere fear X of-dlspleasTng a Prince who certainly was not very powerful, yield, humbling them jelvor, consecrated to polygamy and be tray their own conscience, open wide a door to the poisons, and give up to them tjie sanctity of marriage, the first pledge nu&ahe family, the foundation of true civ ilization. But history records facts, .which show tM vivifying power of the church of God. IBlells to whom It is owing that the law was not falsified, perverted, destroyed. amia the DarDarous ages, anna ine mosi fearful corruption, violence and ferocity which prevailed everywhere, as well at the time when invading nations passed pell-mell over Europe, and when the pow er of crowned heads had already heen preponderant. fwno OL ua uus iiui rctu ui iuc aiiuaiuin; see being reproached with Intolerant ob stinacy respecting the sanctity of mar- riape n party spirit naa not Dimaeu prejudiced writers, they would have under stood that. If thl9 Intolerant obstinacy of the anostolle see had riven wav one step ij before the Impetuosity of the passions, this nrst .step once raaae. toe aescent into Lne Rbyss would have been rapid; they would nave aamirea tne spirit, or irutn, me .aeep j,2jgyictlon. the lively faith, with which the THHEATEHS i vmr .saBk Sunday Sermons St. Louis Pulpits o . apostolic reo Is animated. No considera tion, no fear, has been able to silence her. when she has had occasion to remind all and especially the heads that wore a crown of this commandment: "They shall be two In one flesh; man shall not sep arate what God has joined.' 'The century Just passed supplies a not less striking Instance of the church's zeal ous guardianship of this protection of so ciety Recall tho spectacle to men and angels that the occupant of the apostolic chair presented when he fears not to con front the first Napoleon, who besought him to declare his brother's marriage void, allegine vartouB unsound reasons for Its dissolution. P1U3 VII. in a document well worthy of study, shortly sums up the Catholic doctrine of matrimony goes through the Emperor's pTeas, one by one. and considers them worthless. God had Joined that man and that woman, had made of those twain one flch; he dared not part them asunder. Blandishments and threats alike fall to move 'the Inflexible sweetness' of the aged pontiff. Come what may, he will not be unfaithful to the supreme Judge, whose representa tive he Is. In whose name he speaks. "Within tho Catholic Chuuh marriage is. of course, what it was. Should Cath olics have recourse to the divorce court with a view to have the marriage bond loosened and one remarry again In the lifetime of the other he would put him self outside the fold of the church and could receive no sacrament of the church while living In that state. In the eyes of Catholics such persons are classed among the criminal class no matter what their social standing was before. "The marriage tie has been modified by a court of law the life of the family is in Its highest aspects withered, and a stain Is set upon the family escutcheon that will not soon out. The punishment, it has been said, will extend to the third and fourth generations. "You cannot help meeting divorced peo ple In general gatherings. But I would counsel you neither to invite such people to your social functions nor to accept any invitations from them to attend theirs. The divorced parties must be made to feel that by that act they have passed into the criminal class. Among practical Cath olics social customs have Quite as, much to do with divorce as the permission of legislation. If every one understood that when a defendant in n divorce suit re married, he or she should be socially os tracised in the circle in which they moved, people would think a good many times be fore they incurred this penalty. The line of decency and Indecency must be drawn. ine tact mat society conuones, uies-e ui ( fenses does more to debase current moral BHinuarus w:un iuiy it-sisiawuu i.an nv. Ordinarilv decent DeODle pay more atten tion to the standards set by society than 1 to those established by law- The Bible says, 'show me your company and I'll tell vou what you are ' I mince not matters, ' Lavo rot this church without under standing me. I say that you siiouia neither Invite such married divorced peo ple to your social gatherings nor accept any invitations from them to attend theirs. Then. I think, the violations of the New Testament law of morality would be prettv effectively diseourageo. 1 "But so long as the divorce courts are I so shamefully lax In granting divorces for the most trivial cause ana me mimsiuia crt willing in mnrrv such rllvorced couples t there is. Indeed, but small hope of lessen- lnir the felarming Increase of the divorce evil. It has appeared In the newspapers I that at Newport, R. I . and Sioux Falls, S. D. the marriage dissolution has become a regular and profitable business, drawing multitudes of visitors who come for no otner purpose. i m nuiyir-uiiiuG enough to say that the only sure means of lessening the evils of divorce Is to abide by the law once tVllvered bv our divine Lord In all Its strictness: 'Who soever putteth away his wife and mar rleth another, commltteth adultery; and whosoever marrleth her that Is put away from her husband, committed adultery. "But I shall be told that It Is a hard saying that ideal is too perfect? But perfection Is the supreme law of morality. It baffles? Yes; but we read that wo may Indefinitely approximate to It. He who said "Be ye perfect." knew what was In man. Men will live and die forfperfectlon. For meo'ocrlty they will neither live nor die. Ever remember that the Idea of per fection Is the source of all greatness In private life, no less than in the public or der; In the dallj reward, "the common task," no less than In art and poetry and philosophy. .. , . , "Let the pe-fect Ideal of Indissoluble marriage be once rejected, and our civ ilization must fall back in that mire from which Christianity drew it forth. I say, the moral tone of society depends upon the chastity of woman. And the chastity of woman depends unon the absolute char acter of marriage. Divorce degrades and corrupts society. Let the unity and the Indissolubility of matrimony be kept. It Is the root of political society." MAN MAY BE SUCCESSFUL, YET A FOOL BEFORE GOD. Ilcverend IJoctor Ilrndflel.l Admon- inlie Hl People to Give Creator line Credit for Achievements. The Reverend Doctor W. D. Bradfield, pastor of the Cook Avenue Methodist Church, spoke last evening on the "Para ble of the Rich Fool," recorded in Luke xli, 15, 21. He said, in part "Tho text Is a soliloquy "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plenti- THE REVEREND W. D. BRADFIELD, Pastor of the Cook Avenue M. E. Church, South. fully, and he thought within himself, say ing. What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said. Tills will I do: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there will I bestow all my fruits and my-goods. And I will say to my soul. Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease; cat, drink and be merry.' Mark you, "he thought within himself, saying." "The picture Is of a man deliberating. revolving measures In his mind and an S . H 1 I p nouncing his conclusions to himself. Nor Is this a dramatized soliloquy. The foot boards are tho man's own hearthstone, the footlights tne dim wick of his own household, the tptctators his own beating heart. In this t.olf-a.ddressed speech the real man appears. "The text Is a tool's soliloquy. 'BufGod said umo hhn. Thou fool!" As God seej him the man has everj mark of a fool. Successful according to the standards of the world; according to the measurement of God, ,i fool Tho man was a fool be cause wholl preoccupied with the things of this life. There Is the intense zteiiun in his language ' hat shall I do?" Th's will I do You caai nlmibt see the old barns, now far too small for the yield nf his farm, guln? down and new anii larger ones springing up. us h nervously tay l win pun aown my narns ana bun 1 greater.' Wholly absorbed in his buslne.-s not bad, not coming by his possessions dlhhonettly, not an oppressor, but en grossed, heart and soul, in money-setting; a thriftj. industrious, successful husband man, who has given his life to the accu mulation of things mf-re things Ills cuw etousness. hlddui in the deep recesses of his soul, brea ting no letter on the statute books, and the world applauding every new acquisition to his wealth' It is time to say to men that of all religiously hope less cases, the case of the covetous man is the most hopeless. The Bible tells us of harlots who were saved, of thieves who nressed Into the kingdom, but no record, 1 believe. Is glen of a single covetous man ever having ITjfn saved. Balaam, tho cov etous prophet: Actum, the covetous sol dier; Gchazl, the covetous servant; Judas, the covetous apostle; Ananias, tho cov etous convert all were lost, "The man was a fool because he mis took stewardship for ownership. It is not wrong to say 'my,' but It Is wrong to say It with the emphasis with which the rich husbandman spoke It, Four times in one short bentenco he says 'my' "my barns,' "my fruits.' "my goods," 'my soul.' Life is a trust. Its advantages, opportunities and possessions are given in trust. The 'trust clause' is upon them all. God intends that no blesslnjr of life shall 'center in and terminate with" the favored. There Is no greater crime against the moral order of tne worm than the mistaking 01 steward ship for ownership. No crime that God more certainly and terribly punishes. 'Ye are not your own." 'Stewards ye are of me manuoia grace or uoa, anu ne who mistakes stewardship for ownership Is a fool. 'The man was a fool because he sought to satisfy the immaterial soul with ma terial things. 'Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years, take thine ease, eat, drink and bo merry. Hi god was his bells. He was a materialist In his philosophy and a sensualist in his theology. A fool because he presumed that the future was nt his disposal. 'Thou hast much goods laid up for many years ' God is extravagant in many of his gifts He gives us acres of flowers, oceans of water, forests of tree3. a llrmamen' crowded with stars, but time he gies us moment by moment. The past Is gone, the future has not arrived, only the pres ent moment Is ours. Covet It. Redeem it 'Boast not thyself of to-morrow ' Boa't lng of to-morrow, you are a fool. A fool the rich husbandman was because at the end of life he was rich in the things of this world, hut poor toward God "His possessions, by kindly beneficence, he had not transmuted into the currency of the other world. 'Thou fool'! Gods estimate of the man two thousand years ago. and this estimate even to-day is un changed by men. "The text Is a God-Interrupted soliloquy 'God said unto him: "This night thy soul shall be required of thee." God re quired It, Death closes the account. And Just as well! Absorbed In the things of this life, mistaking stewardship for own ership, a materialist and a sensualist, squandering the present and presuming upon the future, rich toward the world and poor toward God Just as well close the account. 'Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee'! "Oh, friends. God being the Judge, tht world is so full of fools. So full that even standing-room Is at a premium. The young man sitting before me to-night is busy with his plans. His thoughts are re volving. He is talking to himself. What Is he saying? 'I will get an education. 1 will choose my profession I will select my life's companion, I will amass a for tune, I will acquire fame." If that solil oquy were God-interrupted In this solemn moment, would it not be the soliloquy of a fool?" "ST. LOUIS HAS REACHED ZENITH OF WANTONNESS." Doctor Jon en Snyn Splendor of City Only Mnprniflca Degeneracy Ukc Athens and Rome of Old. "The Unveiled Face was the theme of the Reverend Doctor William M. Jones at the Hyde Park Congregational Church THE REVEREND W. M. JONES. Pastor of the Hyde Park Congregational Church. yesterday morning. The text was taken from II Cor., Ill, 18: "But we nil, with unveiled face reflect ing as a mirror the glory of the Lord, arc transformed Into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit." In substance. Doctor Jones said: "The mystical and the practical stand at the two opposite poles of existence, nnd mark the trend of civilizations, according to geographical distribution and racial differences. Speaking broadly, the Orient Is a paradisaic dreamland, while the Occi dent Is the Incarnation of wide-awaked-ness. We may notindlscrlmlnatclycondemn the one or commend the other somewhere between the two extremes Is the goal of safety. We of the Western Hemisphere need to raise warning signals all along the line, lest we indulge too excessively In lawless, social, commercial, and political 'rapid transit.' In all of these directions we are moving too fast for safety. The spirit of the age Is the spirit of Im patience, nnd we are srone to risk all on one turn of the wheel. We live nnd labor at fever heat, and as a result we soon burn out. In our hurry we Ignore the supernatural, and express the totality of life 'in footprints of force." or terms of commercialism. Thus the material veils the spiritual, for the Impure In heart shall not see God. "The story Is told of a poor Jew who so ardently wished to be rich that he band aged his eyes, so that he could pray to Mazal (Fortune to make him rich. He cried loud and long for riches, and at last Mazal threw a bag of gold in his pathway. The poor man stumbled over the treasure, never once removing the bandage, or looking to see what It was, and still went on, crying, 'O, Mazel, Ha zel, make me rich!" This self-blinded man Is a true type of other Jews and Gentiles whose vision Is obscured by a veil. "How long will the bandage remain? Just as long as we are governed by wrong standards of value. "A man's life con slsteth not In the abundance of the things which he poaesseth." That man Is poor Indeed, who 'layeth up treasure for him self, and is not rich toward God.' Christ laid the emphasis In the proper place when he said. 'Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness." The sea sons change and the centuries roll on, but the same uniform standard obtains, and must ever obtain, in the moral realm. , " 'Where the spirit of the Lord Is there Is liberty." Here we stand face to face with the grandest fact In human experi ence. In this atmosphere of freedom we are transformed into the divine Image, and the light shines In our hearts, to give the Illumination of the knowledge of the glory of God In the face of Jesus Christ. As the Rosplslloso mirror at 1 Rome reflects Guldo'n Aurora, so does the consecrated Christian's IIXo reproduce that of the Master, aud cauee his name to be hallowed amoiur the sons of men. I There's no other way, but hit way," and d!cnt ".Music halls, and crt museums have a place In the olvme economy, but they are net the sources of powei which w.ll pio duce the now birth and the reconstructed life In the belotd. Athens tnd Rome were never so resplendent in statuary and pamtuiK as they were in the days of their degeneracy, and St. Louis has reached the zenith of its wantonness in this year of its Universal position. Graft and greed have led us to forget principles and tolerate practices which have brought upon us general condemna tion and well-merlfed disrepute. It Ls u ent that we repent In sach-ioth and ashes and brinr forth fnilt irpet mr re- peitance, guided by tho Spirit of the Lord." SAYS SIN GRIEVES CHRIST BUT HE STILL LOVES US. The Reverend Chnrlen Clmlfnnt Trenches on the Good Shepherd nt the liriice Preabytertnn Church. "Christ, the Good Shepherd." was the theme of the Reverend Charles L. Chal fant at Grace Presbyterian Church yester day morning. He said, in part: "The searchlight words of our text send their light down through seven centuries THE REV. CHARLES CHALFANT Pastor of the Grace Presbyterian Church. till It rests upon the Incarnate Christ. They were spoken to a shepherd-nation, who could understand, far better than we can, the beauty of the figure. Their great King, David, had been a shepherd and had uttered the Immortal words of the Shepherd Psalm. Could anyone but a shepherd have expressed with such mar velous fitness the thoughts cf the Tw enty thlrd Psalm? 'The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. "The central figure in that psalm Is the Savior and the leading character in our text Is the Lord Christ In his three fold work as shepherd, a provider, a help er and a lover. "A provider In that he feeds his flock, a helper In that he gathers the lambs in his arms, and a lover In that he carric ttem In his bosom. I have heard tarcnts say to their children, 'God will not love you if you are naughty.' Never sav that to your child again, for It Is not true. The shep herd loves the straying sheep and 'God commendeth his love to us In that, while we are yet sinners. Christ died for us." "Our sins grieve him. but he does not cease to love us. and if we confess our sin. he Is faithful and Just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all un righteousness." "The assertion Is made of the Good Shepherd that he knows his sheep and cnlleth them by name and Ieadeth them out. "The Oriental phepherd knows his sheep and often has names for each one of his flock. He knows some by the marks of sin, some by their love and devotion, oth ers by their deformities and weakness and still others by their color. There are black sheep In every flock, and If I mis take net the flock of the Good 3hepherd Is no exception to the rule, but remem ber the black sheep may love the shep herd with as strong a love as does the sheep with snowy fleece, and when we reach the final fold we may And many gathered there who by parents and kin dred have been called black sheep here. "That there are to be little Iambs In the flock Is evidenced by the assertion of the pronhet that the Good Shepherd will rather the lambs In his arms and carry them In his bosom. "Did not Christ fulfill that prophecy? In times when he was tired with the ar duous work of teacher and preacher, he turned away from the turmoil and rtrlfe. away from the arrogance of the scribes and vaunting pride of the Pharisee to watch the children In their Innocent games or to take the babes In his arms for his blessing. "Jesus, "the same yesterday, to-day and forever," stands ready to lift us one and all and carry us as the shepherd carries the weak or wounded lamb. Greatness linked with gentleness! Power In league with love! this Is the lesson for the hour and If we want an Illustration we find It in the little child set In the midst of the ambitious disciples as their Lord says to them, 'Except ye become as this little child ye shall have no part in the kingdom of God." " NEWS FROM THE PARISHES. Cathedral Clioir of Pittsburg to Visit St. Louis. The Cathedral choir of Pittsburg, Pa., Is arranging for a visit to St. Louis next month. Joseph Otten. formerly of this city, is the choirmaster. The choir, which numbers forty-five singers, will take part In the choral contest at the World's Fair during the week of July 11 to 16. It will reach here on July 13 and may remain ten days. On Sunday, July 17, the choir will sing at high mass in the St. Louis Cathedral, rendt-ing a mass by Palestrlna and a five part motet by Albllnger, a capella, that Is, without accompaniment. A euchre and lawn fete in aid of All Saints' Church will be given on the church lawn, Slxty-thrid street and Maple ave nue. Tuesday night, July 12. The first prize will be a load of coal. In case of rain the entertalnmont will be postponed Until the following evening. The annual retreat of the Junior clergy of the diocese of St. Louis closed nt Ken rick Seminary. Nineteenth. and Cass ave nue, last Friday. It was conducted by the Reverend Father McGlveny, S. J., of Milwaukee, Wis. The closing exercises of St. Michael's School were held last Thursday night In Social Turner Hall, Thirteenth and Mon roe streets. The forty hours' adoration were com menced In St. Patrick's Church, St. Pat rick, Mo., yesterday, and will close to morrow. It will be held In the chapel of the Sisters of Notre Dame, at Marie Maria, In Rlpa, Mo., to-morrow, Wednes day and Thursday, and in St. Mary's In stitute, O'Fallon, Mo., next Thursday, Fri day and Saturday. The Reverend J. Phelan of Marcus, la., celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. His par ishioners presented a well-filled purse to him. Until a year ago Father Phelan was located at Park Valley. The closing exercises of St. Alphonsus High School. Grand and Finney avenues, were held last Friday night. Misses Bes sie Skinner. Florence Jlundy, Anna Stcmpker. Cora Howard. Agnes Harter, Eleanor Ryan and Rose Seldl and Masters Thomas Grace, Joseph Murnaghan. Jos eph Sheehan, Elmer Armstrong. Robert Armstrong and Daniel Almon were gradu ated. The Father Mathew Monument Associa tion elected as officers Edward Devoy president: William J. Walsh, first vice president; John T. Kelly, second vice president: Jeremiah Sheehan. third vice president: Edward J. Costlgan, secretary; Thomas S. Bowden. financial secretary; John R. Cooke, treasurer. Board of Directors James F. Brady, v - - - -- . . . . iilililiflEl:$ j t f John L. ilovd. the Kvi-rend Jamei T. Coffey. F J. Cvrrar.. T Conner P. H. f'larke. VSI Ian-. J. Firlev William F rafiey. Joesti .'. Cl'llek. John II. Hen- i nessy. jr'r.cs T lioi'i. Peter Kehoe, Patrlcl: Mclcahy, 7I Mam J Mansfield P. J .Ie.y-.hati f. ' Murphy. Robert D Nolaa Wil ia-n H .N'ewcnm William H O'B.Ien .1 C u'BrVi E It. O'Dnnnell, D.--ie' A C'D-iiKwni il-j Reverend I). 8 Phrr..in. John P. U.di i Jeremiah Sulli-Vi-n. James J. Scai ne'l. Daniel O'C Tracy Jar.i.s T.erney. Tho-nes J. Ward. The oiEee-s of the rs.oriition are a so mem bers cf the Board cf Directors. St. Leo's Parish picnic w'll be held at R: mona Poilj S.iturc.y. July 9 Th R-v-erend I'pther Toffev. t) stor of the parish, and a large co-r.it ee avlng charge of the a-rapgiments aie using thrlr lust cn deai'Oi's to m?kv tl1 i ay an enjoyable one for t!x- school ( hiliren, felr parents and others who will attend Ailrais!qn to the grouui)? will be free R The members) of Et Alms's Young La dies' Sodal ty will pive tVir an, mat lawn party nrd erch' r, t e school grounds. No ??. S'i'i e sfee:. V.'edmslnv night July C. Airungemen.s are being made to accorr.r-'odnie t 'ci jr..therlng. A dan clns pavilion will Le erected. The Reverend J. Jln-ette of Omaha. Neb., is a suist of f' lends In the city. Tli? Revtrrnd F.'tv.er Pcanlon of Ph"kicfoic, Mo., sailed for Ireland last week. The Reverend Raymond G. Jacques, pas tor of the Church of SI. John the Baptist of Marquette. Mich . arrived In St. Louis last week to become a guest of several of the c!er?v. Fatler Jacques has two s!"tcrr. members of tic ft. Joseph Order, one i"' redress- of St. Ann's Free School, the other tli.ectress of tl.e music class at St. .lo-jph's C.nent, on Cass avenue Gllbeit J. Brady, a student of the St. Louis Vniei'?" . has teen appointed to take charge of the Va'.ican exhibit In the Anthropologv building at the World's Fair Mr Rr-d;- hs made a study of mani'srriptr : na hltoiic subjects, and Is espe i illv veil versed in the traditional anil i stone c.;i' t.'-anee of the Vatican exhibits. The Very Reverend Canon Phelan of te Diocese o 0sc,-y. In Ireland, who came to tM country to be present at the golde'i jiib.lee of hi." brother. Bishop Phelan of Pittbarg. will visit the Worlc's Fair bcfoie turning to Ireland. Archbishop Glennon yesterday adminis tered ccr.rma:lcn i-.t 7-0 o'clock at the Church k St. .Asrnej ard 3 o'clock In the afternoon at Holy Irrotents" Church. The Reverend Jost: a Chapoton. C SS. R., of S. Alphvu'p Church, departed last weel' for North Dakota to give a Eeries o' m ss'or.3 The "rst will be given at St Le"s Chu'ch at Minot. The Rever end F-i'-er Webb. C. S3. R.. will assist Father Chapoton. Assumption Parlrli wll! give a school picnic next WednJny afternoon at Riverside Park No '.2K South Broadway. Dancing and other amusements will be In dulged In. The children of St. Thomas of Aquln's Parioh Schools save an entertainment at St. Anthonj's Hall. Mcames street end Compton avenue, last Monday evening. An Interesting programme was well ren dered. The members of the Toung Men's So dnlity of St. Franca Xavler's Parish re ceived holy communion In a body at the 7 o'clock mass yesterday. THE WEATHER. Official Predictions for To-Day and To-Morrow. Washington, June 26. Forecast for Mon day and Tuesdas-: Missouri Partly c'ouJy Morday: showers In east, central and southeast portions; warmer la west portions. Tnesiay, fair and warmer. Illinois Partly cloudy Monday; showers in extreme south portion. Tuesday, fair and warmer; light to freah northeast winds. Indiana Partly cloudy Monday: sbowera and cooler In centra! and south portions. Tues day, fair and warmer; light to rreeh north to east winds Arkansas Showers Monday; cooler In east portion. Tuesday, fair and wanner. Local Report. St. Louis. Mo.. June S3. 1S04. 7 a. m. 7 p m. Barometer, Inches 30.17 20.18 Temperature, degrees CS 69 Relative humidity 74 7 Direction of wind NE NE Velocity of wind 13 11 Prerlpltatlon. in Inches 0 Weather at 7 a. m.. cloudy; at 7 p. m.. cloudy Maximum temperature, 71; minimum temperature, 67. Stajre of river at 7 a. m . 22.4 feet. EDWAKD II. BOWIE. Local Forecaster. Government nepnrl. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau. Meteorological observations received at St Louis Juno 26. 1904, at 6:39 p. m. local time and 8 pm. seventy-flnh meridian time. Ob sen ations made at the same moment of time at all stations. Stations. Dlr Tp Mr Rain. Weather. Abilene N 74 76 .18 Cloudy Amarlllo NE 56 tt .62 Cloudy Atlanta s 84 90 . .. Clear HIsmarck SB 72 77 .... Clear nufTalo SV 70 74 .... Clear Charlotte SW 6 S4 .... Clear tChattanooga NW 82 S2 ... Cloudy Clnclnnatt N 78 S6 . . doudr Cleveland NW 81 72 .-. Pt cloudy Chicago i: C2 K . Cloudy . Columbus N 76 82 . .. Clear tCalro N 73 81 1.54 Cloudv tCalgary NW a 68 .03 Pt cloudy Cheyenne SE C4 M .. . Clear Duluth SE es r .... Clear Dubuque NW 70 70 .. . Cloudy Dmenport NW TO 74 .... Cloudy Des Moines S 70 78 .... Cloudy Denver K 64 72 .. . Cloudy Dodire City E 60 62 .14 Pt cloudy El Paso T. 82 88 Clear tFort Smith NW 70 84 .28 Cloudy Oalveston S 82 H .... Pt cloudy Grand Rapids NW 84 70 Cloudv Orand Junction SE 74 82 Pt cloudy Huron S 72 80 .. . Pt cloudy Havre W 80 82 . .. Cloudy Helena W 72 76 Pt cloudy Indianarolls N 72 78 .. . cloud tjacksonvllle E 74 S2 .78 Cloudy Kansas City B 61 66 Rain tLlttle Rock W 78 SS .01 Cloudy tLoulsvlIle S 73 -' .12 Rain Lander " "4 ... Clear Montgomery o i) 52 .. ClouH tMemphls E 84 ... rioudv Marquette Ni: '8 X .... Clear Modena W U SI .. . . Iar tNew York 81 y Vt t toady Norfolk s ' "2 .... Clear tw Orleans NW f2 10 .40 Cleudr NaiMllle M7 T8 ! .. '''Ujy Nirth Platte ..s . 71 .... r ar Omaha NJ7 .0 VI .. riwidr Oklahoma ' " .K I-ily tPhtladelphla SV 78 S4 v oady Pcle.tlne V 6 ' . O -ar Plttsburr NW 7j ;J Clev tParkersburg N f 88 C! "!r Pueblo -o ... Cloudy Q'Appelle S 8 7j ... Clojly Rapld City " 2 .... Clew St Paul.. -W 70 72 .... Clear Shretenort !E 82 ?2 .... Clear SDrirafneld. Ill .g ' Z 'Rslr. St. Louis NH 63 .1 l.ay tSpringfleld. Mo NE 6l 72 .14 fiun Salt Lake N .6 73 . .. Clear San Antonio .SB ) ;.... P: to.dy n-lckaburg tW 7 84 ."S;M.dy Valentine .S .1 .8.. ritar Washington N JS 91 . .Clear Wichita KM 67 .30 UVn Precipitation Inappreciable. tThunderstorros. 1 EDWARD H. BOWIE. Local Torecaster. OBITUARY. MRS. O. HALET. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Frederlcktonn. Mo . June 26. Mr". Haley, wife of Doctor O. Haley, died to-day of con sumption. Mrs Haley wea a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and of the Presby terian Church. The funeral will be held to- mCrrW- II. M. BACHMAKX. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Lebanon. III.. June 26. H. M Bachmsnn. one of the oldest cltlsens and buslners men of this city, died at his home here at 9:30 a. m.. aged 71 Tears. FRED M. STARK. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Kashvllle. 111.. June 26. Fred M. Stark died at his home, west of this city, early this morn ing, at tre age of 67 years. He was bom in Germany but bad been & reVdent of this coun ty for the last fifty-four yeir He Is survived br his wife and sev -n children. HI wife was formerly Miss Anna M. Relmer. and they had been married thirty-eight yers The funeral services will be conducted at the Germin Evan gelical Church to-morrow afternoon. The Rev erend Mr. lesman will officiate. Interment will be In the Evangelical Cemetery. Funeral of Jsmei Coyne. The funeral of James Coyne, the former Alton business man, who died In Bast St. Louis, took place vesterday afternoon from the Cathedral. The Reverend Father B. C. Spaulding officiated. The pallbear ers were former business associates of Mr. Coyne In Alton. The remains were Interred In Greenwood Cemetery at North Alton- A -- .. -- . m .,,-... -. A m .. . . . A SCENE AFTER THE SELECTION OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUB LICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE. Declares He Will Win in His Con test for Delegate to the Na tional Convention. WILL PUSH FIGHT TO LirVUT. Said That Phelps Followers Will Be Hustled Off to Joplin in a Private Car. "I'M win," said Harry B. Hawes yester day, referring to the row in the Eleventh Congressional District, precipitated by premature disclosure of the plot which had for its aim the sending of Colonel William H. Phelps of Jasper County to the National Convention from St. Louis. The Phelps followers do not concede de feat, however, and If plans as they stood last night are carried out the Phelps del egates will be carted off In state to Jop lin, starting at 2:30 p. m. to-day on the Frisco In a private car. "They wanted to get 'em out of town." said a Hawes man, "so they will light out with 'em two days early." It appeared Saturday that the Butler-Phelps-Barrett-MUes aggregation had their deal "cinched"; that Phelps had a clean majority of the delegation from the Eleventh. The political wires of this town, however, were yanked vigorously In the meantime. One result Is that Phil Dwyer has backed away from the proposition, which means, say those In touch with the situation, that Phelps will be walloped. Walloped or not, Hawes Is determined to push the fight to the limit carry It on the floor of the convention if need be. The convention could overrule a district dele gation, and. with this In mind, some of the polltlcnl wise ones picture high old times at Joplin should Phelps by any chance be selected by the Eleventh. Such a development would give to Sena tor Stone a chance that that dramatic orator would not overlook. Undoubtedly he would toss back that Disraeli lock which hangs frojn his forehead, tune his voice to the thunderful pitch nnd score Phelps the lobbyist, "Phelps the corrupter of Incipient statesmen," In a manner that distinctly belongs to the Stone age. TALK OF PHELPS INCIDENT. The political talk about this Phelps In cident has been of a various nature. Some have said that It was a device to place Phelps In such a position that he could be "landed on" hard; and that. In assailing the old-time lobbyist who har seen fit to boost the Folk movement, there Is an in direct slap at Follt, Either that or a nice little way of giving to Stone the oppor tunity to orate the convention Into Stone worship. Whatever there may be In such specu lation. Phelps certainly was attracted by the scheme, doubtless moved through his ambition as a man who has figured in many to participate in another Democratic National Convention. When the Hawes delegations were filed it will be remembered that two Hawes lists were filed from the Second, Sixteenth and Twentieth wards. Hawes compro mlred by dividing In all except the Six teenth Ward, In which John J. Burke's delegation was assigned to Jefferson City and Mike O'Donnell's to Joplin. Now It appears that two proxies have been given In the Second, five in the Third, six In the Sixteenth and two In the Twentieth, all In the Interests of Phelps. Here and elsewhere In the personnel of the forty two delegates are very evident traces of the Butler Influence, and this seems to bo operating against Hawes. HAWES MAKES STATEMENT. Speaking of the whole matter, Hawes said last night: It seems that for some tlma past Thomas E. Barrett. James. Miles and others have quiet ly camarntd among tho delegates In the Elev enth Congressional D'strict, securing proxies where they could, to send Colonel William H. Thelps as a delegate from tne Eleventh G?n crensional District to the National Conven tion. 1 had paid very little attention to tbe mat ter of delegates to that convention, and it was not until a -few days ago that I dlecov ered what was going on. Mr. Phelps ha never spoken to ran about the matter, although I saw him a number of times at St. Joseph. If Phelps desires to go to the National Convention. It seems to me that he should go from hi own district, and not attempt to go from mine. I expect to go as a delegate myself from the Eleventh Congressional District as I do not believe sufficient inducements can be of fered, no matter how high or alluring, to make the working Democrats of my district humiliate me. I da not think that Colonel Phelps will oo aelected. and if he is. I shall refuse to serve, not that I have anything personally again;' Mr. Phelps, but it would I politically a, moat ini . i gn,cus representation from my home dis trict Under any and all circumstances the fight will go on to the end. and the only way I can be beatn will be In the convention, and after the convention i over I will have an aceountlrg with simp of the ward leaders who have been guilty of treachery. There has been little talk In St, Louis of the platform to be adopted at Joplin. An expression upon national Issues is ex pected, but the tenor or detail of the dec laration Is not defined. .HELPS LYICH D tiSAOli Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Places Koose Around Xcck of Man .Who Assaulted Her. Memphis. Tenn., June 21 A Siieciat tt the Commercial-Appeal from Sopors, Miss., says: Starling Dunham, a negro wanted on the charge of criminally assaulting the 14-yrar-old daughter of John Wilson, a white man, near BcUefontaine. two weeis ago. and with attempting to criminally assault three young women named Dunn, near this city, all dnrin? the course of the same day. was banged in tbe public sqoare here to-day by a mob. The noose was placed about the nesro's neck by the little Wilson girl, who posi tively Identified him as her assailant. Tbe negro was then placed upon the back of a black horse, and at a signal from tbe leader of the mob the Wilson girl led the horse from under him. Over 3,000 persons, white and blade witnessed the hanging. Tbe lynching was as orderly as a legal execution. After be ing assured that the negro was dead, the mob cut down the body and turned It over to relatives for burial. Dunham was captured Friday near Vi enna, Ala., after a running chase, during; which he was twice wounded. He was brought here last night by the Sheriff of this (Wilson) county. A large mob met the train at the rail road station, and an effort was made to get the negro, but the offlcera spirited him away anu carr.eu im to . h v"a t hall, six miles from here, where the party was again met by a mob of determined men, who said their intention was to burn Dunham. Convention at Montgomery. KF PUBL1 C SPECIAL. Danville, Mo., June 26. The Republican Convention of the Ninth District wlU be held In Montgomery City August 1. Tho representation will be Audrain County, three delegates; Callaway, three; Frank lin, ten; Gasconade, rive; Lincoln, three; Montgomery, six: Pike, bIsx; Ralls, two; St Charles, eight; Warren four. WANT A ROOM? You will find the Best Rooms', with or without board, ad vertised in THE ST. 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