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ffiY 11
Service Held Sunday Afternoon
nt St. Louis Bertram!
Hibernians Pay Marked Tribute
toIemory of Their
Excellent Mimical Programme
Kendered by Auxiliary
Despite the near approach of
Christmas and the numerous dutlea
devolving upon members, large num
bers of Hibernians and the Ladles
Auxiliary assembled Sunday after
noon at Bertrand Hall at one of the
most Impressive and Interesting
meetings in the history of the order
tn Louisville, at which memorial
services were held for deceased
members. County President W. J.
Connelly occupied the chair, and
seated on the stage with him were
the County officers, Presidents or
divisions, State President Welsh and
the speakers. Owing to the absence
of the County Chaplain, Rev. Father
Cronin, V. G.. who waa detained by
his pastoral duties, the opening
prayer waa offered by the State
President. In his opening remarks
County President Connelly expressed
regret at the unavoidable absence or
Father Cronin. They were, he Bald,
following the custom of the Ancient
Order, which recognized no greater
duty than holding these memorial
services and prayers for the dead.
The Ancient Order helps Its mem
bers while living and remembera
them after death, and It was there
for they entered Into the solemni
ties of the occasion and recalled the
memory and example of those de
parted who were loyal to both Ood
and their home. During this happy
Christmas season, when all pay
homage to the new born King, It
re well to remenmer me uesu,
nrnvlnar our loyalty by the practice
of the great Christian charity.
The roll of the dead during me
past year was read by County Secre
tary Q'Keefe, the number being
seven. They were E. B. Morgan, of
Division 2; James C. Horan, Patrick
McManaman and Thomas F. Gibbons, j
of Division 3, and Harry J. Brady.
Patrick Price and John Phelan, of
Division 4. Next followed the rendi
tion of "The Angelus" by the Ladies'
Auxiliary choir.
James P. Barry, speaking for Di
vision 1, eald that amid the many
dlstractlona that surround ua we ara
apt to forget, and It was therefore
only proper that wa gather upon
occasions like this and remember
those who gave the Ancient Order of
Hibernians their untiring efforts and
best zeal and had done so much to
make their order the grand one It
Is. For these we cherish a full meas
ure of charity and brotherly love.
They were assembled, he said, to pro
claim appreciation of the work and
virtues of these departed, which may
well be a guiding mark for the
William T. Meehan, who was ex
pected to represent Division 2, was
called away from tha city and could
not be present. The choir rendered
next "Face to Face."
Lawrence Mackey, paying a tribute
of honor and respect to the dead,
said Division 3 had been visited by
the Grim Reaper and three more
called since last year. It was, he
said, consoling to know that those
to whom we now pay tribute will in
turn pay tribute to us. These
memorial exercises show the real
Hihernian and signify the true man
and Christian. '
William P. McDonogh read the
resolutions of Division 4 upon the
death of three members, which was
felt, as a severe loss. .In concluding
a feeling tribute he asked that all
continue their prayera for those de
State President Welsh declared
himself favorably Impressed with
the exercises, which were carried
out as by no other society. He ad'
vocated In addition to the prayera
that there be also a memorial mass,
at which all will offer their holy
communion for the deceased mem'
bers. In concluding he hoped the
hand of death would deal lightly
during the coming year.
Councilman Thomas Dolan, for
merly County President, expressed a
feeling of sadness at missing so many
faces, but nevertheless waa rejoiced
to see that those who had been
called were still loved and remem
bered. It waa on occasions like thla,
he said, that the Irish Cathollo spirit
waa revealed and also enkindled with
new life. For the order he extended
sympathy to the divisions and the
relatives of the departed.
When the choir had rendered the
"Ave Maria" the County President
expressed the appreciation and gratl -
tude of all present for tha part taken
by the Ladles' Auxiliary. For all he
wished a happy and prosperous year,
hoping there would not be one miss
ing from the next memorial meeting.
Saturday evening little Helen Mc
Ginty, the five-year-old daughter of
William McGlnty, 713 Fehr avenue,
was run over and badly Injured by
a Pewee Valley car at Shelby and
Green streets. The child had been
to a store and was returning to her
home directly across the street when
struck by the car. She was knocked
down, the wheela passing over her
left leg and also bruising her about
the body and face. When taken
from beneath the wheela tha Injured
child waa taken to St. Anthony'a
Hospital, where the Injured limb
waa amputated. Her condition waa
considered critical, but at last ac
counts there waa much hope for her
President Columbia Athletic
Charges Brought Against
Him Have Been
The Graham Committee on Ex
penditures in the Interior Depart
ment, which has been investigating
the Indian Office, made its report to
the House of Representatives, in
which it finds not only that former
Commissioner Valentine, who re
signed during the recent campaign
on the ground that he found it neces
sary to do bo in order to support the
Progressive party, was guilty of mis
conduct In office and violation of
law, but that Secretary of the In
terior Walter J. Fisher, in permitting
Valentine's conduct, seriously re
flected upon the administration of
the affairs of the Interior Depart
ment. The reDort, is voluminous.
kUt nmone other things says: "That
Commissioner Valentine has delib-
erately disregarded, evaded and
violated, in a flagrant manner, both
the letter and the spirit of the civil
service law, and that 'In connection
therewith he has caused the im
proper, expenditure of public funds.
That the' condition of the Indian
Service under Mr. Valentine was
one of inefficiency and . disorganiza
tion." It will be remembered that
this Is the person who, while Com
missioner of Indian Affairs, issued
that notorious anti-garb order, which
prohibited those of the various
Cathollo Teligious orders from wear
ing their distinctive religious dress
while teaching In the Indian schools.
The order never became effective,
tor the President justly suspended
It pending an inveetigatlon. Mean
while the President was besieged
with requests for Commissioner Val
entine's removal, and the pressure
had the same effect, for fearing dis
missal valentine resigned, and his
resignation waa accepted immedi
ately for the good of the aervice.
Now that the charges preferred
against him have been proven, we
think of the apt proverbs, "It's a
long lane that haa no turn" and
'Chickens come home to roost."
Sir Edward Carson Gets
Little Comfort Trom
Sir Edward Carson la reoprted "to
have told the Irish Unionist members
of Parliament after feasting with
them at the Junior Constitutional
Club that one thing more than all
others filled him with surpiise. It
was "that he met so many men In this
country who cared about nothing."
Orange threats it would seem leave
tbem unmoved; dummy cannon and
sham rifles strike no terror into their
hearts. Sir Edward further lamented
that in the upper stratum of society
men said to htm, "Why do you bother
about this? You could go on mak
ing plenty of money by your proij
lesttiou, suu live, at your age, a ine
of ease and comfort." The hint
seems to have been delicately con -
veyed, but it really amounts to this,
that some of "the best people" have
allusively told Sir Edwrrd that
is old enough to know better.
Hon. La Vega Clement, of Owens -
v -y W Wi, . .. ' I.' 1 ; V-
boro, announcea his candidacy for that will cause men and women to
Congressman from the Second dis-'dwe together In union as God in
trlct to succeed the Hon. A. O. j tended them to. Then, and not until
Stanley In cae the latter la success-
iui in nil race iur tuv ouaiorauiiJ
Mr. Claments was one of Stanley's
: opponents In his Umt race and the
one who made the beet showing. He
Is very popular in the entire Green
,rlver district, and his eminent fitness
for the position should assure him the
During the last hundred years
Catholic missionaries have spread
the faith among 500,000,000 pagans
In Asia. One hundred years ago
Australia and New Zealand bad no
missionaries and few Catholics. To-
day there ara more than a million,
Catliolle Ceremony Impresses an
Ohio Protestant
Moved to Write Article Prais
ing Its Dignity and
No Case of IMvorce Or Free
Love Among- Our
For ages there has been consid
erable said and written, both In Jest
and In all sincerity, about "marriage
a failure," and yet, with all that has
been said and done along this line,
marriage In too many Instances we
are sorry to say still continues to be
n f.llitra anA iwrhnnfl alwflvt will )
until some different forms and laws
are adopted in this country making good condition ajid is doing ex
the marriage vow more sacred and cellent work, Brother Pius caring
worthy of reverence. A few weeks Tor over 100 wording boys. Atten
ago we had the opportunity and the, tion was called to. the Choral Club
pleasure of attending our first Cath-1 concert which will be given at the
olic wedding. Jield in tihe Catholic ! Shubert Masonic Theater on Sunday
church In this city, and we were glad night, January 12, for the benefit of
that we availed ourself of this op-1 this most deserving home, and ail
portunity, ee It has furnished us with present were urged to take an lnter
the thought for this article, and If est In making it a success. St. Law
ot h tn v rPRiiltn In nne renoe Institute is making good men
rood turn we will be doubly glad
that we witnessed this ceremony.
Upon entering the church, filled
with friends of the contracting par
ties, we noticed that there was en
air of aacredness pervading every
nook and corner of the sanctuary,
something that we seldom observe at
a Protestant wedding. When the
bridal couple entered and took their
places at the altar to the sweet strains
from tine choir orchestra the scene
. n a a .tiYtlont far Btl Artist. fiTld OTlft
that will require years to fade from
the memory of those who were pres- win constitute the holiday pro
ent. While the entire ceremony gramme of the live wire Columbia
was "Greek to us." the ceremony i Athletic Club. Monday night the
proper, the mass and, chants all be-j members were entertained by the
Ing given in Latin, yet we realized Ladies' Auxiliary,' who had arranged
that there was enough In It to im- tor various amusements and refresh
press the sax-redness of the covenant' men ts that assured all a pleasant
to make tt an obligation to be ob- evening. Another important holiday
served through life,' and we eald to ( event will be the grand New Year's
ourself, "No wonder tlhete are so eve Jubilee. Thid latter "du dl"
few divorces among the Catholics--1 wilMe for the members of the club,
these neoivle realize ine soiomn vows tnmr inrnmes aim uie iaaiea aux-
they of -HfTng." "- - ilu'ary, a& 'Weir aSthe "many ' "lady
Then we drew a contract between j friends of the Columbia Athletic
the scene before us and the way we Club members. Those who attended
Protestants get married After a last year's Jubilee are enthusiastic
courtship of only a few months' dura-, over this decision. Owing to the fact
tion, we rush to a minister, a Mayor, that Christmas eve and New Year's
or Justice of the Peace, and, flip, eve fall on Tuesday it was decided to
presto, change! Another man end hold only one meeting, on Monday,
wife has been ground out to travel ( January 30. Many members re
life's rugiged path In almost tihe ported that they had bo I'd their
twinkling of an eye, giving little. If tickets for the production at the
any, thought to the obligations they Macauley's Theater on December 29,
were entering Into, only to seek the and everything indicated another
divorce court in a week or two, while success such as was scored last year.
this Catholic marriage required
quite an hour or more.
Quite a difference.
Something, to it, eh ?
Have you . ever noticed what few
divorces there are among the Cath
olic people? There must be something
to such ceremonies that will cause
men and women to dwell happily to
gether "until death do we part."
There Is. another feature about a
Catholic marriage that should not be
overlooked. The admonition, "What
God has Joined together, let no man
put asunder," is a command that Is
highly referenced by their faith. We
can not call to mind now that we
ever knew of a case of "free love"
among the Catholics, and we have
covered considerable territory during
our existence.
While wo sat there In the church
watchin to us the very impressive
reremony. the question came to us,
'if this ceremony will cause men
and women to live together until
parted by death; If the Catholic faith
will cause man and wire to be honest
han In 4 Via
name or wo,
our Proteetant religion, for (we re -
gret to say) the divorce and freeze
evils are increasing v "t
rate among the people ot the Frot-
estant faith." We are glad to pre -
sent these thoughts to our jeaoers,
esiieclally those of the Protestant be-
lief, and ask mem woerem . "
wrong? Why does not our religion
bind men ana women voemun -i...
that same devoutness the Catholic
' faith does?
ja it
because our marriage vows
are too meaningless?
Is tt because they are so frivolous
what hv are worthy of no consid
eration only a Joke, as It were?
If these be true, let steps be taken
i riirhr the wrona at once. Give ua
' , Catholic marriages marriages
thqn, will we have a better world!
Friends of George P. Kruse were
rrleved to learn ot hia death,
WQtch occurred at the home of his
n.rtiti Mr and Mrs. George Kruse
995 Vine street, following a short
Illness. By his death Holy Trinity
parish loses one ot its most ex
emplary voung men, ona who was
ever attentive to hia rellgioua duties
and who died fortified and consoled
by the rites of the holy church of
which he was a devout member. De
ceased waa only twenty-three years
old, but waa known throughout the
'section where be lived for hia Indus
trlous and sober habits, and hia kind
and obliging disposition won btm
the friendship of all who bad the
pleasure of his acquaintance, and
they were many. Though hia time
was engaged as a wood carver young
Kruse took active ' interest In his
parish society affairs, and here his
services will be missed. Besides his
bereaved parenta two Bisters and
seven brothers survive to mourn his
death. The funeral waa held Mon
day morning, solemn requiem mass
being celebrated by the Rev. Father
Berresheim, after which the body
was tenderly laid to rest In St. Louis
(3001) WORK.
Director Tor St. Lawrence
Institute Elected
Sunday. .
Friends and supporters of St.
Lawrence Institute held an interest
ing and very harmonious meeting
Sunday evening, when reports were
read and new members of the Board
of Directors were, chosen. The new
officials, who will serve until 1916,
are Col. James L. Hackett, Jacob
B. Ohllgschlager, John Tobe, J. Will
iam Klapheke, Henry Bosquet and
Attorney Thomas : Walsh. Reports
of the Secretary and Treasurer
showed that tha institution is In
of Por and parentless boys and de-
DU M."
Columbia Athletic Club's
Lively New Year's
Lively times and a grand Jubilee
The funeral of Miss Mary Sheri
dan, a widely respected resident of
the East End, was held Monday
morning from St. John's church.
Miss Sheridan was eighty-one years
old and made her home with her
nephew, William Madden, 813 East
Jefferson street. She is survived by
one brother, Matthew Sheridan, who
resides In Colorado.
John Connelly, l3 East Madison
street, who had been ill since last
October, was released from his
earthly suffering, which was borne
with patience and fortitude, on Sun
day evening. He is survived by his
widow and one son, for whom sym
pathy is felt. The funeral was held
Tuesday morning from St. John's
! church. Rev Dr Schuhmann Being
Adam Eberle, Tor many years a
resident of the East Endand mem
v,nt a p.,,,.. ,.,
0f the liver, leaving his wife, Mrs.
, . .v.ral .,,.
several chil
dnm mourn'hlg deatn
I - ,V.A , Vw 1 1 n
. . f AmBr. wnh wag
1 argely repregented tne funeral
Tuegday n,orning when Rev. Father
Tnome offleiated at the solemn mass
of requiem
Heartfelt sympathy is extended to
the grief-stricken parents and friends
nf Minn Marin Ci Dant. who died
gatuI.day 0lght at the home of her
father, John P. Dant, 620
Broadway. Miss Dant was
date of Presentation Academy and
had a host of friends who admired
her for her many virtues snd pleas
ing traits of character. She is sur
vived by her parents and two sisters
Misses Katie and Kose Dant, ana
one brother, John P. Dant, Jr. Mon
day the remains were taken to
Chicago, Ky., where the funeral was
held Tuesday morning, witn inter
ment in the family cemetery.
The membera of the Catholic
Women's Club wish to return thanks
to their friends who aided them In
winning the $500 cash prize offered
by the Louisville Herald in the re
cent popularity contest, as a cam'
lulirn manager Mrs. Myra U Burns,
matron of the club, certainly proved
her worth in enlisting friends of tha
club lu the contest. Christmas day
at the club house was one of Jollift
cation tor the club members and
Will Mclrct Party Committee
and Leaders on Saturday
January 18.
Life of Beckham Iloom Faxt F.b
blnjr Away In Spite of Italy's
Frantic Kfforts.
Social UtM Standing Candidate
For Congress More nt Ken
tucky Irish American.
Under the new party law the
Democrats In every county of the
state win bold precinct mass con
ventions on Saturday afternoon,
January 18, and elect Precinct
Committeemen, one from each pre
cinct, they In turn to meet at a later
rate and select a County Chairman
anil fittfAt.rv and In ilia toroa.
cities to also elect Ward Chairmen.
The Beckham-Halv Democrats, of
which tho Evening Post claims there
are a large number in Louisville
especially, will be given a chance to
show their great (!) strength on
that day and select a committee of
their liking that will be more to
their own idea of Democratic leaders.
The selection and reorganization of
the party all over the State will
strengthen It immeasurably, as this
mode of choosing party leaders Is in
line with the true spirit of Democ-
racy and w'u 0make. lhe ,part'
throughout the State the party
the people, and by the people.
The most noticeable feature in
Rtato rnllHpi nt nraaunt In thA ranld
subsiding of the Beckham boom for
United States Senator. In spite of
the careful launching and handling
by Percy Haly It Is dying fast, the
greatest blow to its success being the
ultimatum of many party leaders
that Beckham was too weak a can-
didate to risk chances with if de-
clared the nominee, aa the combined
strength of Republicans and Pro-
gresslves, coupled with antl-Beckham
Democrats, would surely lose the
Senatorshlp to the party.
At the coming August primary
two State Senators will be nominated
in auauion to eigni memoers 01 me
Legislature from this county, and
thus far only two names have been
mentioned for the Senatorehlps. Inlly removed to Maysvllle, and after-
-h. Thirtv-Klvlh dlatrlct. enmnoagd at 1 .,H tn Tlourhoii county, from Where..
Second wards, Charles H. Knight,
present member ot the Legislature
from the First ward, haa been tipped
to succeed Senator Herman D. New
comb, who will retire. In the
Thirty-eighth district, composed of
the lower five wards, Senator Mark
Ryan will be given the Indorsement.
(n the Legislative races Luther
Owlngs, Adam Spahn. William J.
Kuh, P. L. Atherton, William A.
Perry and Sam Robertson will be
candidates to succeed themselves,
though Col. Fred Levy's name has
been mentioned in Atherton's dis
trict as a possible candidate. To suc
ceed to Mr. Knight's seat Charles
Barker and J. C. Kirchdorfer hare
been rumored candidates.
The local Socialist organ this past
week contained a vicious attack on
the Kentucky Irish American for Its
criticism of Wayland, the former
publisher of the Appeal to Reason,
Wayland having committed suicide
while under indictment by the Fed
eral grand Jury. The article was
written by Charles Dobbs, one of the
editors and Incidentally the biennial
candidate tor Congress of the Social
ist party, he having received 1,493
votes against Congressman Sherley a
24,796 In last month'a election, this
tact alone being a tribute to Louis
ville's voters in the fact that they
haven't been fooled by Dobbs and
his dupe followers to any appreciable
extent. Much of Dobbs' bitterness is
due to the warning of the Trades and
Labor Assembly delegates by the
Kentucky Irish American to not al
low tha Socialists to secure an open
ing wedge in their ranks. In his
attempts to . keep Catholics from
attacking Socialism Dobbs also states
that "Decent Catholics also know
that If controversy Is pitched on the
personal plane there is an Inex
haustible mine of information about
the immoralities of Catholic priests
and laymen which may be opened at
any moment." This is really humor
ous, coming from this writer, in
view of his experience while on the
staff of the Evening Times several
years ago when he penned a short
article attacking the people of St.
Martin's church for adoring relics, as
he stated, adding that this was in
line with what P. T. Barnum said
about how the American people liked
to be humbugged. After a storm of
Indignant protests were registered,
led by the Kentucky Irish American,
Dobba waa "fired" by the Halde
mana and la now a ahlnlng example
of what everyone knows, "Scratch a
Socialist 'deep and you will find an
A. P. A. at heart."
The traglo death of Mrs. Nellie
.Vuttuan, wife ot Gus Nuttman, en
gineer on the Southern railroad, on
Christmas eve, shocked and cast a
pall ot gloom over the community in
Ahich the lived. Mrs. Nuttman wa
at her home, tie North Twenty
fifth street, preparing to play the
role of Santa Claus for the children
of the neighborhood, when ber cloth
ing caught fire and she was so badly
burned that death ensued an hour
after ahe was removed to tha hos
pital. In the house with her was
her mother, aged eighty years, who
waa unable to assist her daughter.
Assistant Fire Chief Gregory Shee-
ban and Patrolmen Rlehl and Hill-
rich rushed to the house and suc
ceeded in subduing the flames, but
they had done their fatal work.
Before being taken to the hospital
the dying woman called for a priest,
and Rev. Father Oleeeon, of St.
Cecilia's, administered the sacra
ments for the dying. The funeral
took place yesterday morning from
St. Cecilia's church, and waa very
largely attended.
Secretary Columbia Athletic
Deatn ot rviayor aiay
Aged rather Causes
Bv the death ot John
T. Cassidy
last Monday afternoon Lexington
lost another of Its oldest and most
'respected citizens, and the sad news
caused a reeling 01 gloom mrougn-
out the city. The deceased was the
father of J. E. Cassidy, Mayot - of
.Lexington, and died in St. Josephs
Hospital after an illness of only five
days. Mr. Cassidy was seventy-
three years old and had spent an
active and successful life, having
been enjaged in farming and various
! business enterprises. Before be-
coming a citizen of Fayette county
he was for a number of years a res-
Ident or Fleming county ana ior
Isome time conducted a general mer-
chandise store in Flemingsburg.
There he was married to Miss Laura
uassiay, wno biiuoubu ui us un
name was not a blood relation. From
Flemingsburg Mr. Cassidy and f am -
wife Mr. Cassidy is survived by five
children. They are Mayor J. E.
Cassidy, Samuel M. Cassidy, Presi
dent of the Lexington Cigar Com
pany, sn 1 weu
the former principal of Johnson
wm . r t' Pni Minn Mr.
Wh 'had just arrived forChrl":
mas visit to her parenta and was
with her father when the end came.
Mr. Cassidy also left one brother,
Or James Cassidy. of Covington,
who was notified of the patient's
serious illness and arrived in time to,
be with his brother in hi. last mo-
ments. Mrs. DeMoss reached Lex-
Ington on Tuesday. The funeral was
held Tuesday evening, Rev. Father
Punch officiating at the solemn
Still Coming In at a Great
Rate Tor Division 4,
A. O. H.
,L , . .
The boom for new membera ia
still being continued in Division 4.
A. O. H aad at the regular meeting
In Bertrand Hall last Monday even-
ing the following names were pro-
posed for membership: Lichael
Wolfe, Hugh Madden, Kdward
Byrne, Daniel King, Martin Higgius,
Joseph McCarthy, John Ausbro and
Joseph T. O'Brien. All ot the above
were secured by Financial Secretary
Langan, who states that he is now
on the trail ot the other booster,
Vice President Thomas 'Lynch, and
a battle royal is expected betweeu
these two for the membership cam-
paign honors. Joseph Monroe was
present, having recovered from his
recent injury, and the Visiting Com-
mlttee reported John C. Flyiin re-
covered from his short spell of ill-
ueus. The division plans to have its
big mutation on Monday. February
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24, aud President John Heuuessy ia Sepulchre, where the Grotto of Beth
urging the membera to make that a lehem has been reproduced in its
banner night for the Limerick divis- every detail, as away off iu the lowly
ion and Invite the members ot all the cltT among the barren hills of Judea,
other local divisions to be present SU1 the same beautiful ceremonies
on that date.
Froia the Indiana Cathollo wa
glean thtut, tnla year marks the tweu-
ty-thlrd anniversary of St. Patricks
Branch, No. S63, Catholic Kulghta
of America, lu Indianapolis. Shortly
after the arrival of the Hev. Deuls 1
O'Douaghue aa vastor of St. Pat
rick's parish he organised the branch
Even miter he became Bishop of
Louisville ha retained his member-
sJilp In this branch aud never nilaea
opportunity to apeak In the Interest
of the C. K. of A. To show 1U ap-
preoption of the LouUvtlle Bilioi
the Indianapolis KuLnlits have again
chosen htm their Spiritual Director,
makiiig his twenty-fourth term.
Many Wltncx Importing Cere
monies and Midnight Mans
CIiIiiich Peal Forth Welcome
From Mount Saint
Ceremonies Carried Out Jnst a
in Bethlehem Christnia
On Christmas eve In Washington,
as the hands of the clock approached
the hour of 12, throngs ot the faith
ful wended their way from far and
near to Mount Saint Sepulchre,
which is situated on a hill beyond
the little village of Brookland, near
the Catholic University of America,
to witness the Imposing ceremonies
of the midnight services, gone
through as they are in the little
town of Judea. Through the
courtesy of the Electric Car Com
pany special cars were run ttat nleht
I to accommodate the large crowds
1 that flock to the Franciscan church
every Christmas eve, and these cars
I are kept waiting until after the serv
! Ices for the convenience ot those
I who wish to return home, but many
1 remain to pray in the quiet of the
Grotto of Bethlehem, where masses
.continue to be read after the mid-
night functions are over.
I Tne ..conTf,nt , b118, Pealed out
"Cc-me all ye faithful " and lone-
h. i .ul J 1
Mount Saint s lch wag fiUeJ JB
owowlnf wltn reverent and piua
wor8alperg wno followed attentively
th DeaPutif'ul cnt o7tl. teat?vi ot-
f,ce Ag nour of midnight
cnlmed the j f , runK
t D th ' and within
D ow wUh 'lleht i
hundredg 0', " "dl 'i 8 L "
'f l'6 f riowe the
betkVenl? of A "0n'
lven . .. ..n,-rv h t .
?, ftnd MT;.?' )a f Jl
,?tt b rendwed b
fng afr,ar ; WM , "rSl? MtMcaTl nS
. iar- -hnrh w
80 uurtB was very eI"
. ... ... ...
.ul l" lw ',L
tSmV '
Dtae.M.nn lth fh '
tha n.nttn , h,k,k .
the Grotto of Bethlehem was held.
In this grotto we see before ua In a
semicircular niche between two
stairways the sacred shrine, with
8llv- tr set in the marble of
rioorlng, precisely like the one that
. nhiohm m..i. ,iJ
the Bt8r th" InBcrlptlon In Latin,
, 't. b"r.2 " v lampB
tZSi uSS&'&
fnpm .v.. ..." .Jtit f : ;Z
.eT.' e 5f flgure'of he
,.... t..,. '6"o "o
Th. .' , ,1,,. . . . .
h.h.i;. .i,k L.. 1 .
'V Lth ,!to"e bench
ri I ,. thl Z .k J
' ?fucd' thS..c.a!ln..tne Gro"
l" u. um8 l una MUO
we come to a cavern hollowed in the
rock. This Is the place ot the
manger where the Infant Jesus was
laid, wrapped in swaddling clothes,
by his holy mother. It is but a little
niche, hewn In rock, for the purpose
of feeding the cattle, lor here a.
j wooden manger waa built. Arrived
iin the grotto, all the ceremonies are
carried out Just aa they are in Beth-
lenem on Christmas night. The
'telebrant first lays the beautiful flg-
ure ot the xraajeiua on tne plae
tf the nativity, and the deacon sings
the gospel. At the words, "And she
b-ougbt forth her first born, and
wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger," the
Infant ia carried theuce to the place
of the manger. The gospel is then
finished and the procession returns
10 the upper church, singing the
"Te Deuui." The Infant Is left in
the manger, exposed to the venera-
tion ot the faithful.
The church has ever encouraged
these beautiful devotions, introduced
by the Seraphic St. Francis ot As-
which recall lu such a wonder-
'uuy clear manner the love of God
for the creature, who designed to
become -man for the redemption o(
109 of humanity. The people
01 wasnington appreciate the priv-
""a oi going to Mount Saint
, enhance the solemnity ot Christmas
night. The ever lncreaalna- attend.
ance at these services testity to the
'great good derived from these devo-
tloua introduced by the Franciscans,
ot paying homage to their God, like
th shepherds and Wise Men of the
tttst. aven in the humble stable of
11 t
John Cavauaujjh. C. s p..
rrosiaent or the I'ulverbtty of Notre
Dams, and Rev. James Hums, C. ii.
C, President of Holy Crotui Collie,
W-shington, iD. C, will leave on
January 18 tor an extended trip lu
Europe. They will be tbaent throe
mouths aud will spend the major por-
tion of the time lu Italy aud Ireland.

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