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Feast of St. John of Beverley of Benedictine
Order to Be Celebrated Thursday
NEW TORK, Oct. 19.—Next Thursday
is the feast day of St. John of Sever
ley, who lived in an age when tne
Benedictine monasteries were to tne
Anglo-Saxons homes of piety, centers
of industry and schools of learning, in
those far off times the monk who lert
ft!- cloister to rule a diocese gathered
round him crowds of eager students.
St. John of Beverley was one of these
K reat monastic bishops. He spent his
early youth at Whitby under St. Hilda.
and wu afterward raised to the see of
Hexham, and then to that of lork.
He there founded a school which be
came celebrated for its learning, yet
none were too ignorant for St. John to
find time to interest himself in their
spiritual welfare. He died amid the
blessings and tears of his flock. A. D.
7.1. and is stilj venerated as the spe
clal patron of the deaf and dumb.
-x _ *
_pe_ktn_* of St. John of Beverley and
old monasteries reminds us of
>ct that his order, the Benedic
tine monks, were the bibliophiles of
the early middle ages, and the monas
teries of Canterbury, York, Croyland,
1-urham and Whitby possessed exten
sive libraries, while abroad those of
t'orvel. Fulda and St. Gall, in Germany,
Fleury and Clugny, in France, and
Monte Cassino. in Italy, enjoyed a con
siderable repute. Although the works
here collected were principally theo
logical, fortunately the classic writers
were not excluded.
** * •
Stored away in the Boston public
library, its value seemingly unknown
to many. Is Father Langford's mass
book, a precious little volume, written
In the fifteenth century. A non-Cath
olic scholar, who recently examined
this little book, said. "It is certainly a
silent witness of the unity and con
tinuity of the Catholic faith unchanged
and "unchangeable in the noiseless
march of the centuries."
* * *
A few niprhts ago a prominent New
Vnrk physician delivered a lecture on
"The Importance of Sleep." It is to
ped that the men and women of
the metropolis who axe burning the
candle at both ends will follow his
wise advice. Apropos of his subject
ould have quoted the following
which the great St. Teresa wrote
to the comforter of her old age,
Father Gracian:
"I tell you, my father, you ought to
sleep more. For the love of God, stop
your planning which you say you mm
m at night, however necessary
It may be. The devil sometimes
makes things seem of importance, be
cause when there is great fervor of
spirit he can't get in at the front en
trance, and so must attack the back
one. Great are the blessings which
the Lord gives in sleep, and I don't
v.-onder the devil tries to put you
off it."
To her brother. Lorenzo, who in his
ol- age was anxious to lead a very
austere, religious life. St. Teresa
wrote the following common sense ad
"When you are kept awake at night
by these holy agitations you had bet
ter lie down snd try to get to sleep.
Your head needs sleep, whether you
feel It or not. Otherwise you may
arrive at not being able to pray at
hII. But if you persist in sitting up,
do take care not to get chilled, which
|_ very had for the liver.
"1 don't at all approve of your wish
ing to sit up praying all night. You
must not do it, no matter how fervent
you feel. Don't be so afraid of sleep.
<;od gives us blessings in our sleep.
If you had heard Father Pedro de
Alcantara discourse on the subject
yo't wottld not be so afraid."
Perhaps it ls Just as well that the
physician did not quote from St.
Teresa's letter to her brother. It
would be the crudest Irony to ever
hint that the people of New York were
ever praying.
* * *
Among the many recent converts to
Ltholi- church are the late Conrad
Krause, a prominent business man of
Columbus, O.: Rev. AY. Scott Hill. ML A.,
'-urate of St. Matthew's Angelican
church, London; Miss Gertrude Oldham
of Holy Angels academy, Milwaukee;
M'ss Alma Peterlois <jf the Cathedral
parish, Milwaukee; Chester Ezechiel, a
Jew, and Kotaro Uyeda, a pagan Japan
ese, having lately been baptized at Mill
Valley. Cal.; .ift-_ Evangeline Lubin,
• laughter of David Lubin, American del
egate to the International Agricultural
ntion; A. Hurst, director of the
ment observatory• Cairo, Egypt,
,r professor of physics, Oxford uni-
versity, England: Mrs. Car. wife of C.
r of "The Bracken," Sutton, Cold-
Kngland. a prominent nonconform
ist: Herbert L. Eales. 1. C. S., Judicial
commissioner for Upper Burma. His
wife was received last year; Sister Mary
Vincent _c Paul Tate, who lately made
her profession at Launceton, N. S., is a
t .md was formerly a member of
-tri' t Nursing association.
v writer in a recent magazine article
■-tates that "the refusal of the Spanish
my to open its doors to the cmi-
nent authoress, the Countess Paldo-
Bazan, solely on account of her sex, ;
•wa the lowly position woman occu- j
pies in Spain." Now, it is quite possible
that this writer never read or heard of
•i special decree of Charles 111 of Spain,
[cb admitted Maria Isidra de Cuzman
ia Cliday as a candidate for the doc
tor's decree in the University of Alcala.
a lady who bore the title of countess
17 years old at the time. She
passed a brilliant examination in lan
gu_._SS, philosophy, metaphysics, ethics,
' leoiogy, geography, physics and as
'iomy. and upheld a thesis demon
ting "the aptitude of the educated
nan for teaching subjects sacred
id profane in the universities." So
racing was the argument of the
i ■ ountess that not only was a
■ • ial medal struck in her honor, but
'.-<> appointed honorary pro
sor, examiner and perpetual senator
University of Alcala. It might
• those who speak of the lowly
pos-it'on woman occupies in Spain to
know that this all happened in the
* # ■*
Evidence from a recent, well authen-
Sted source shows that in his last
the once mighty Napoleon was
reconciled to the church. The Gaul
o!s has lately published a most inter
- sting letter written from Roquefort.
May :.. by the late countess de
Lupeyrouse de lionh'ls. She was the
• laughter of General Montholln, who
attended Napoleon at St. Helena, and.
-i cover was Napoleon's goddaugh
ter. The countess died a nonagenarian
ie years ago. She gives the follow
g account of the former emperor's
eing hours, as often narrated to
her by her father.
A few hours before his death the
■ nperor expressed a desire to make
onfesstotl. He summoned Abbe
Yignall, who had been sent to St.
Helena from Rome by the holy father.
invested with the fullest faculties. His
majesty wanted General Montholin, my
lather, to remain in the room, but the
abbe said this could not be allowed.
nperor insisted, it was ar
-1 that a screen should be put
up and that the general should re
n-ain behind it, which was accordingly
THE news items which
appear herewith have
been prepared by the Inter
national Catholic Truth so
ciety and are furnished by it
to The Call for publication in
San Francisco. Similar arti
cles from the same authori
tative source will be printed
on the first and third Sun
days of each month.
done. But from obvious motives of
respect and delicacy, the general, while
wishing to defer to the desire of the
august patient, retired further back
into the adjoining sitting room, the
door leading into which was open, and
which was covered by the screen.
"'At the end o. three quarters of an
hour the abbe went to call the general.
When my father returned to the em
peror's bedroom, his majesty exclaimed:
'Ah, Montholin. what a comfort that
Is.' (Comme cela fait dv blen.) The
emperor was much moved and seemed
to recollect himself in prayer. Count
Marchand has told me that he often
joined his hands and that one could see
by the movement of his lips that he
was praying. Abbe Vignali said noth
ing in comment upon the emperor's dis
positions; the whole affair passed be
tween them in the secrecy of the con
fessional and he has never alluded to
the matter The emperor confessed and
received extreme unction of his own
initiative with the simplicity of a child
that was most touching. He was bent
upon making a Christian end. and he
openly said and declared as much."
* # #
In 1882, by the law of March 28, the
so called "neutral school" system of
education absolutely without religion,
was established in France. Its author,
M. Jules Ferry, made no secret of his
intention. "My object is to organize
humanity without God and* without
king." Thirty years have passed since
then. What has been the moral his
tory of French youth from, that date?
Here are some official statistics of
youthful criminals (16 " years of age
and under):
Years— Boy». Girls.
IMS 4,937 6o»
1889 6.743 1,097
18S3-1893: "The number of child
criminals increased by 25 per cent, the
population remaining stationary." (A.
Fouilee, "Revue dcs Deux-Mondes,"
January 15, 1897. 1 1893-1897: "The
7,000,000 children between 7 and 16
produced almost twice the number of
crimes committed by the 20,000.000
adults and others over 16." (Id.)
1905: "The minister, M. Guyot Des
saigne, terrified by the impression that
would be produced by complete statis
tics, reports only 35,626 minors as
guilty of crime, but is obliged to admit
that the figure is far from correspond
ing to the total numbers prosecuted—
92 per cent escaped all effective re
pression. In other words. 35,000 were
condemned out of 400,000 prosecuted.
"In Paris, of 100 children prosecuted,
scarce two come from religious school*;
98 are from the 'neutral schools.' (A.
Fouilee. op. clt.) For the Seine de
partment: Of every 100 children com
mitted to La Roquette prison. 80 are
from the 'neutral schools.' 11 from the
Catholic schools. (Statistics of the
public ministry of the Seine tribunal.)
Such facts and figures drew from the
socialist. Aliard. .the exclamation: 'Let
us have the courage to say in the
schools and In schoolbooks, that by
killing God we have destroyed moral
ity and out of the little brain of the
child, which can not as yet reflect or
resist, you have created the hooligan
iapache>. You are seeking for the
causes of criminality? It is you who
have manufactured the hooligan.' The
old warning of 'by their fruits ye shall
know them' forces itself on the mind.
' After reading the above statistics it
is a pleasure to read In a neutral re
view. l'Oplnion, that of late the Intel
lectual men of France have become In
tensely interested in religious ques
tions. A writer well informed- on uni
versity matters recently stated that in
the Superior normal school of Paris
nearly one-third of the students are
active, practical Catholics, while eight
or ten years ago there were only five or
six Catholics in that school, which
gives to the state colleges of France
the greater part and the most renowned
of their professors. The Catholic uni
versity professors and college profes
sors have founded a union which has
now 200 members —a small number. It
is true —but it ls composed of men who.
though entirely at the mercy of the
government, are not afraid to profess
their faith. Even in the higher classes
of the best state colleges of Paris, Con
dorcet. Hetiri IV. Louis le Grand, this
state of mind is attested by the pro
fessors themselves: "The greater parts
of our pupils." one of them says, "are
practical Catholics, and among the ln
differents there are no anticlericals.
Those who do not believe feel the value
of belief." And finally at the Sorbonne,
the students of philosophy have elected
a Catholic as their professor.
* * *
The pastor of the Catholic church of
St. Stanislaus in the Russian capital ls
an Irishman —Right Rev. Mgr. Count
O'Rourke, a lineal descendent of the
royal house of Ireland.
Our Fall and Winter
stock is complete. It offers
the widest range of fabrics
and qualities such as blue
serges, cheviots, novelty mix
tures and staples. As to
style, every taste can be sat
isfied —from the extreme box
I backs and English cuts to
the conservative business
$15 to $45
Post and Grant Aye.
Three Entertainments Planned
by Members of Mutual
Protective Union
_-ro_L--i-n__. At th ® laSt re - ?Ular
ff^r^^Q^rTc^N^U- 1 meeting of the Musi-
clans' Mutual Pro
tective union, local No. 6, It was voted
to give an entertainment, also a smoker
and Jinks, on separate dates, to raise
money for the relief fund of the local,
and President Greenbaum was author
ized to name a committee of five to ar
range for each affair. Two proposed
amendments to the constitution were
presented and referred to the law and
legislative committee.
The board orf directors of the local at
Its weekly meeting admitted A. I.-
Faulkner to membership on the recom
mendation of the committee on exam
ination of candidates; Charles E. Ander
son of local No. 20 and Ernst Jonas
of Local No. 10; H. Herahman and Cloyd
Neal. who had previously deposited
transfer cards, were admitted to full
membership; J. Welner tendered his
resignation from the union, which waa
accepted; F. W. Borcbart, W. A. Chase,
E. R. Donaldson, M. Gumbert, Mrs. C.
M. Hamann, Miss F. B. Howard, A. C. j
Imhaus, S. M. Lalane. H. Lowensteln,
C. W. Melville, W. H. Ramsey, J. R.
Reiger, R. M. Samfell, Charles Schneider.
F. H. Sharpe, P. Stelndorff, J. B. Sy
mons, E. W. Wenty and J. Weiner were
reinstated on payment of arrears.
Charles H. Cassasa, leader of the I
Golden Gate park band, was congratu- |
lated on having recently become the j
father of a boy.
It was reported that J. C. Ady of I
1 La£t Call for the l\ i\
(I il
■*»_*- ra
! = Market and I 8 ' / Market and \/^^4
J Sixth Sts. 1 W --few / FiFth Sts. f| = J
ra hi
_____ "Any Day May Be the Laft in This Store" ____=
| Said "Head Movie" $38%%
Jm "Get Rid of Everything Quick Th
1= "The time has come when we can almost begin to count the hours we'll be in our old I ! £•■
mjr\ r) building. Things are rushing at our new quarters—if there are no unlooked for \ j^jk
delays, the word is likely to come at any time: 'Our new home is ready; prepare \\ >^fc
to move.' _^-^?N!
JPJ "It Now Becomes Necessary to Further Sacrifice Jraj
?§ Goods to Save the Co_t and Time of Moving Them ft
i _=_ "It is perfectly useless for us 'Movies' to try to quote prices and items. There are so _E I
j = many odd lines of this, of that, of t'other. If we find a few-of-a-kind we cut prices * 5 I
■ _5r I further—away everything goes—perhaps in an hour. There are some great Christ- - = E
llj___J mas gifts to be obtained here if you don't mind the hurry and bustle and a few ] » -Up
temporary inconveniences. And hundreds of everyday things sacrificed on every side. J
===l "Mo__ of Our Fixtures Are Gone —Goods Are J3|
||g| Stacked Up Everywhere—But What Bargains! §0
||*t___J "Every section is running its last race—we simply must be rid of goods. It's easy [■"' \i
__-_JE3 to see why, and it's easy to understand why everything in this store (with a few *^= r '%''
I exceptions) is marked lower than anywhere else in town. This may be the last \^c»r&
fgu_f|r Monday of the sale. Be here early."—-(The "Head Movie.") p=_r2r
the Oakland branch recently married
Miss Vivia Burton.
Samuel Meerloo and W. H. Horning
of the San Francisco symphony or
chestra have joined the municipal band
of Oakland.
"•* ' * *
Opportunities for sailors at ports
within the jurisdiction of the Sailors'
Union of the Pacific, as appears from
the latest reports received at head
quarters, are: Good at Portland, Ore.;
fair at San Francisco, Vancouver, B. C,
Aberdeen and San Pedro; medium at
Eureka; dull at Taeoma, Seattle and
Honolulu, and poor at Port Townsend
and Victoria, B. C.
* -» *
There is to be a meeting in Ma
chinists' hall, 228 Oak street, at'lo:3o
o'clock this .morning,, for the purpose
of organizing the flour and cereal mill
men and all warehouse employes Into
one union. Special Organizer Edward
HL Meisner will endeavor to bring about
the result sought.
A report received by the Bookbinders'
local of this city is to the effect that
Robert Clocking, international presi
dent of the organization, has had to
enter a hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., to
have a second major operation per
formed for cancer, and that there ls lit
tle hope for his recovery.
At the last quarterly meeting of the
Union Printers' Mutual Aid society in
the Sonoma hall of the Native Sons*
building two candidates were elected
and obligated and an amendment to the
constitution, offered by the board of
directors, was read and passed over to
the next meeting, under the rules.
.* * *
Deaths in labor circles were reported
as follows during the week: George
Keane of the Printing Pressmen's
union. Richard "Washington and Thomas
Ward of the Riggers' and Stevedores'
association, Andrew C. McDevitt of the
Cracker Bakers' union, Hugh R. Moore
of the Electrical Workers.
Ernest Ewlg. business agent for lo
cal No. 41 of the Bar Tenders' union,
who was assigned to the northern part
of the city, has tendered his resigna
tlon, which will be accepted at the
meeting Monday, when his successor
will be chosen.
* # *
Journeymen Tailors* local No. 2 will
give Its annual ball in Mission Turner
hall Saturday night, October 26.
* # *
The Marine Firemen's union has
elected Patrick Flynn, Edward Murphy,
C. J. Harrington, Edward Rogers. An
drew Pryal and Joseph Connolly as
delegates to the annual convention of
the Seamen's Union of America, to be
held in Seattle during the early part of
next year.
At an election to be held December 9
a referendum vote will be taken In the
various branches of the organization
for officers for the ensuing term. The
candidates are: William Sheehan and
George Nelson for president; George
Wallcott for vice president; Patrick
Flynn for financial secretary; John
Keville for recording secretary; An
drew Pryal for treasurer; Peter Carr,
Edward Murphy, Walter F. Hogan, Da
vid Walker, Herman Knobloch and
Frank Burke for board of directors;
C. J. Harrington for patrolman No. 1;
John Clark for patrolman No. 2; James
Gallagher for custodian of headquar
The unions affiliated with the Build
ing Trades council that by referendum
vote have up to date declared against
all election days being rated as non
working days In the trades are: Hoist
ing Engineers' union. Cement Workers'
union. Brass and Chandelier "Workers'
union. Carpenters* union No. 1082, Car
penters' union No. 95. Those that have
declared in favor are the Molders'
league, Millmen's union No. 423, and
Carpenters' union No 1100 (ship Join
* * #
During the last week the American
Brotherhood of Cement "Workers has
issued charters to two recently organ
ized subordinates of the trade.
The International Union of Cigar
Makers, of which Samuel Gompers ls a
member, has Instructed Its delegates to
the American Federation of Labor that
ls to meet next month, to oppose
strongly any movement in the federa
tion looking toward Industrial union-
Ism, which Is a proposition of the In
dustrial Workers of the Wprld, having
for Its purpose the disruption of the
American Federation of Labor.
* # *
The Asiatic Exclusion league will
hold Its monthly meeting in the
San Francisco Labor temple this
afternoon to discuss a number of mat
ters that were brought out In relation
to oriental imnHgration, during the
recent session of the State Federation
of Labor in San Diego.
F. R- Brown, G. Santiaga, F. Bullock
and C. L. Godfrey, composing a special
social committee, will report to the
Solicitors' union at its next meeting in
relation to a hall in which to give an
entertainment to the members and
their friends in November.
John Kelly of local No. 422 of the
Plumbers' union has been elected a
delegate to the Building Trades coun
cil to fill the unexpired term of W. A.
Commercial Travelers Arrange
Affair for Friday
The Pacific Coast Commercial Trav
elers' association will give a concert
and ball Friday evening, October 25,
in Golden Gate Commandery hall.
The program follows:
Overture Islam Temple Shrine band
Bass solo (selected! L. A. Laraen
Becitation, "Tbe Demon Ship" (Hood)
• '. Mrs. B. F. Heastaud
Piano «010, "The Poet and Peasant"
P. D. Heastand
Character changes Miss Delmoor
Violin solo (selected! B. F. Rossi
Cornet solo (selected) R. H. Scott
Grand opera selections Miss Tobin
Following are the committees in
Entertainment committee — B. F.
Heastand, chairman; Milton R. Hall, S.
T. Breyer.
Floor committee—W. *P. Hughes,
chairman; Al Meyer, Carl Koenig, Al
Banquet Closes Thirteenth An
nual Convention of Asso=
ciation at Turlock
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
TURLOCK. <> t. Ift-—-The thirteenth
annual convention "f *lip California
creamery operators ■ loscd here at no*>«.
today, and tliis evening -.-i elaborate
banquet was given in hanor of the
association by the Turlock Board of
Trade and the Women's Improvement
Reports of committees were received
today and the awards made in the but
ter scoring contest were
Tulare was chosen for the fourteenth
annual convention. Trie following: offi
cers were elected for the ensuing term:
President, .T. P. Murphy. Tulare; presi
dent. H. T. Hsrbers, Alameda; secretary. V. M.
Daniels; executive committee —B, K. smw.,
Stockton: J. R. Murphy, Fresno; W. B. Root
sell. San Francisco.
Immediately after adjournment of
the creamery operators the State
Dairymen's association held a meeting
at the Carolyn hotei. and after a short
session elected the following officers:
President, J. W. OalbenoQ, Corcoran: Ties
president, Bernard rrowlt-v, Ferndale; secretarr
treasurer. S. A. W. Carver. Los Armeies; direct
ors— S. O. Walker. Tulare: W. H Savior San
Francisco: G. H. Miller, Modesto; ,T. h Davld
son, Berkeley; W. C. Guilford, Willows.
The board of directors will hold a
meeting later on and deejrje upon the
place for holding the next convention.
Upon the adjournment of the Dairy
men's association the members were
taken in company with the members of
the Creamery Operators' association for
an automobile ride over the Turlock
irrigation district.

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