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PRINTING FIRST CLASS WORK Give Thla Oflioa Tour Neat Order. WE DO PRINTING FIRST CUSS WORK. Give This Office Yoar Next Order. American MUCKY VOLUME XXXII.-NO. 17. LOUISVILLE, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Irish TOLERANT United States Senator John Sharp Williams Discusses Religion. The Distinguished Mlsslsslpptan Is Not Narrow In Ills Principles. Declares Himself as Good a Pro testant as Is Anybody Else. TUMULTY EDUCATED AND LOYAL The broad tolerance of Senator John Sharp 'Williams, of Mississippi, on the subject of religion is strik ingly shown by the following letter written by Mm to one of his con stituents, who enclosed a clipping, criticizing President Wilson because the latter Secretary, Mr. Tumulty, Is a Roman Catholic: "1 have yours of the tenth. I have seen several copies of the Liberator and several of the anti-Roman Cath olic newspapers, containing articles In substance such as you refer to. Of course it is true that 'Roman Catholics are flocking to the coun try,' because a majority of the Immigration we receive today is from countries where Catholicism is the State religion established by law. It is equally true that Cath olics hold office in the United States in the army and in the navy and in the civil service, Just as Pres byterians, Episcopalians, Methodists and Baptists do. None of them hold office because they are Catholics, or because they are Presbyterians, or Episcopalians, or Methodists, or BaptlBts, but they are in the army because they were appointed to West Point, in the navy because they were appointed to Annapolis, and in the civil service because they passed the civil service examinations. Our Government is one which pays no attention to the religious convic tions of men; It is a cardinal doc trine underlying our system that It ought not to do so and that there must be a total separation of Church and State. A man is not dis qualified for office because he is a Methodist, or a Presbyterian, or an Episcopalian, or a Baptist. do not know whether any of the 'Bishops or Cardinals Of the Catholic church are meddling with or defying our laws,' as you say they are, or not. I expect there is a great many high officials In all churches who are not over-lawabid-ing, probably no more in one church than in another. As I stated, I do not know of any case like that to which you refer. Mr. Tumulty, the President's Secretary, undoubtedly Is not dangerous to the freedom or Independence of the American re public. He Is a young fellow, with a clean, open face; was appointed by President Wilson because he was an excellent, intelligent and loyal; Secretary, and for no other reason, and I think that you will conclude with me that it would be brutal inj the President to discharge him be cause he is a Roman Catholic. Every church member believes in his own church of course, or at least Is supposed to believe in it Then if the President got a Presbyterian Secretary the other churches might rise up and swear that he ought to discharge Mm. Then If he dis charged him and got a Methodist Secretary, the others might rise up and swear he ought to be discharged, tor fear that the Presbyterian Sec retary might Influence in favor of 'predestination,' or the Methodist in favor of 'falling from grace.' "Let us take it for granted, my dear friend, that our President, Mr. Wilson, has some sense, some char acter, and soma independence. If -you do not know It, we people In Washington do know that ha is not only nominally hut really the Presi dent of the United States, and neither Mr. Tumulty, nor I, nor any body else controls him. The truth 1s, nobody influences him very much. The further truth Is that he is not subject to the amount of influence that hs ought to be from the argu ments and knowledge of those mors experienced perhaps than he in pub lic matters. "You may rely upon It that Presi dent Wilson has already seen the Liberator and that he has already seen the Menace, another newspsper violently antl-Cathollc. You may equally rely upon it that the Presi dent is not going to discriminate In favor or against anybody on account of that person's religion. You may still further rely upon the fact that Mr. Tumulty Is not going to seek to persuade him to do so. In the first place, he would not want to do so, and in tha second viae he could not "In ivinoliiftlnn iat m A uv that f expect that 4 am as good a Protestant as you or anybody else. My fore fathers fought for Protestantism when It meant a good deal." WORK FOR HOME. Division S. A. O. H., had a well at tended and very Interesting, meeting Monday night, when a larva number of contributions to the Hibernian home building fund wer announced. Tb Treasurer of the bom fund re ported that since the last meeting he bad received 1125 In donations and 140 75 from tb Hibernian Social Club, the proceeds of a euchre heir" st ths residence of ex-President Thomas Quinn, nisktug a total o' f 166.75. . Quit sn amount of routine business was transacted, and before Adjournment cigars were passed and everybody enjoyed a smoke. Ths Building Committee reported that the electricians had finished ths wiring of the new home and that the plasterers were now st work. When their work Is don the hall will be papered and the building painted in Ida and out. Three young men were admitted Into the order and will re ceive the degrees at the coming in itiation. An Invitation to ths Hiber nian Social Club entertainment at the Norman Theater on May 6 was received and accepted. BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY. Last Sunday St. Louis Bertrand's church was a scene of beauty and splendor, the occasion being ths sll ver Jubilee of the pilitor, he Very Rev. Thomas McOovern, O. P. The high altar was beautifully decorated with miles and palms and lighted with numerous candles. Before the services began the large church was crowded with the parishioners and many friends of the pastor. The solemn high mass began at 10:80 o'clock, the very reverend pastor be ing the celebrant. The Rev. Antoninus Enls, who was also a Jublllarlan, was the deacon, and the Rev. M. J. Hippie sub-deacon. The Right Rev. Bishop O'Donaghue was present in the sanctuary. The ser mon was preached by Very Rev. D. J. Kennedy. O. P.. 8. F. M., pro fessor of tha Catholic University at Washington, D. C. In his sermon Father Kennedy spoke of tha dignity and power of the Catholic priesthood, showing that it is the only true priesthood of Jesus Christ. Father Kennedy went on to explain that by reason of his ordination a priest has charge over the natural and the mystical body of Christ. When In the offering of the sacrifice of the mass he changes the bread and wine Into the body and blood of Christ he exercises power greater than that of the angels. And for the people he performs the most sacred offices when In baptizing he regenerates their souls, when in penance he cleanses them from sin, when in matrimony he joins them by Indivisible union, and finally when in extreme unction he pre pares the soul to go forth to meet its creator, in conclusion be paid a high tribute to the untiring teal of Father McOovern and recounted the great work he did in his twenty-five years of ministerial labor in Menu- phis, Zanesvllle, Columbus, New York, and last but not least In Louis ville. The mass ended with benedic tion of the 'blessed sacrament, after which the clergy repaired to the convent, where a banquet was served. Among those present were the Right Rev. Bishop O'Donaghue, Very Rev. J. P. Cronln, V. O., Very Rev. J. R. Meagher, Provincial of the Dominicans; Very Rev. J, B. Kiroher, of Springfield; Very Rev. D. J. 'Kennedy, of Washington; Rev. B. O. Enls. of New Orleans; Kev. J. P. Aldridge, of Columbus; Rev. D. A. Casey, of Aquinas College; Rev. Leonard Nurr, O. F. M.; 'Rev. Peter Englert, O, F. M.; Rev. Fabian Kelley, C. P.; Revs. John D. Kalaher, George A. Weiss, Celestine Brey, E. E. Wlllett, George W. Schuhmann, Eugene P. (Donohue, John J. Fitz gerald, Francis O'Connor, Patrick M. Monaghan, J. A. MeHugh, M. Melody, D. F. Crane; Brother James, Brother Julian; Revs. J. M. Ripple, R. G. Lyons. 8. A. Savin, O. D. Par ent, Vincent Cleary, G. R. Mahony and E. A. Baxter. THE ORPHANS' DAY. On Sunday afternoon, May 3, the orphans of St. Joseph's Asylum, numbering over 200, will spend a most happy day. Following the cus tom of years past, the little ones will be brought to the city in wagons, where they will be met by the Knights of St. John and the St. Joseph's Orphan Society and es corted to St. Vincent de Paul s church for the solemn vespers, to be celebrated by the Rev. Father Thome, assisted by many of the local clergy. Following the church services adjournment will be had to the new school hall at Shelby and Oak, where a feast will be enjoyed by the orphans and a pleasing pro gramme rendered. This occasion Is always made a semi-holiday by our German Catholic citizens, who are conducting on of the best equipped and moat successful orphanages In the United States. AFTEK MANY YEARS. Supreme President Gaudin, of New Orleans, and Supreme Trustee Michael Quinn, of Brooklyn, wer this week In Rhode Island, paying an official visit to the various branches of the Catholic Knights of America in that State. Monday night they were the guests of ths State Coun cil at a great open meeting in Providence. They also addressed a large gathering at Southlngham, Conn. It was a long time since ths Catholic Knights of those States had a visit from their Supreme officers, whose presence and reports will be productive of gratifying results. Ex Supreme Vice ' President Henry F. Croghan and Stat President Thomas J. iKowen beaded the Rhode Island committee that arranged tor the visitors' reception. YOUNG BISHOP. Tb new Bishop of St. Augustine, Fla., Right Rev. Michael J. Curler, Is but thirty-four years of ags and ten years a priest. He wss born in Athlone, Ireland, educated at Mungret College, Limerick, where b graduated In ths Royal University with high bouors, and at ths A inert ran College, Pome, where 'he also won eminent distinction. Stacs hif -rdiuation b has don piont r work In tb Florida mission, and as pas 'or of Deland attended to a number if outlying stations in an exteuslv 11st riot. The Cathedral parish over which he will preside Is the oldest in the United States. SOCIALISTS Were Routed Sunday Night by Peter W. Collins at Macau ley's Theater. Large and Appreciative Audi ence Greets Able Young Lecturer. Points Out That Socialists Are Enemies of Church and Labor. NOT AN ECONOMIC MOVEMENT Macauley's Theater was filled Sunday night with the best people of Louisville, eager to greet Peter W. Collins, of Chelsea, Mass., who lectured on "The Coming Conflict, or the Menace of Socialism," under auspices of the Louisville Council, Knights of Columbus. In the boxes and among the audience were Mayor Buschemeyer, Rev. James P. Cronln, V. G., Rev. Celestine Brey and many others of the clergy. Camden Mc Atee presided. Introducing Mr. Col lins as one of the greatest students of Socialism in the country and the author of many books on the sub ject. "Socialism Is the greatest ob stacle today in the path of progress for the worktngman. The coming conflict will be not 'between capital and labor, but between labor and Socialism," Mr. Collins declared In the beginning of his address. "It has been set forth by the Socialist that this doctrine Is being promul gated for the benefit of the work Ingman, and it Is claimed that it originated with the worktngman. I deny that it had any such origin. It originated In the minds of German Intellectuals, who had nothing in common with the worklngman notably Karl Marx." He declared that the "atheism In Marxian So cialism is sufficient to convince any right-thinking man that that doc trine did not spring from the work lngman." The worklngman is es sentially religious, he said, and Is spiritually Incapable of denying the existence of God, as he declared that Socialism does. " "The materialistic conception of history' Is the definition they give you of SocIali8TnTutwhen-tTrtK'"1s stripped of Its class-room togs and verbiage It means simply: 'There Is no God.' " Mr. Collins also de clared that Socialism would demol ish not only religion, but private property as well, and that it would end by demolishing the family. He read quotations from Karl Marx, Frederick Engels and other Socialists In support of these assertions, and concluded this part of his address with the declaration that the labor ing man was an inherent believer, not only In religion, but In the sacred rights of property and in the sacred Integrity of the home. 'Thus." he said, "the statement that Socialism had its origin and has its beneficiary In the workin-jman becomes ridiculous." Government ownership, the minimum wsge, the Initiative and referendum and many of the other planks that the Social ists have Included in their platform. he declared, were not Socialism at all, but were included In their pro paganda as a bait for honest persons interested in reform. "Socialism is not an economic movement," Mr. Collins declared. "In the early stages It boasted an economic tenet In the proposition: 'Labor is the source of all wealth and culture.' But at a later conference of Social ist leaders this tenet was repudiated, and the movement Is left without sn economic basis." t iRevertlng to the subject of So cialism and labor, Mr. Collins de- Mnrart Mia the Socialists were endeavoring In every way possible to j destroy the efficiency of trade unionism and ths constructive labor! movement. ' "They are doing this because the unions are an instrument that con-, tribute to the workingman's coutent ment. and the Socialist movement can not recruit its ranks from con tented men. It appeals to the prejudices snd passions of the dis contented. Inciting to class hatred and class struggle. There is no class struggle in this country, except such as is fostered by the soap-box Socialist orator." When the lecturer concluded he Invited any Socialists present to fire thelt balls and he would try and catch them. This be did. In every In stance scoring a put-out. Answering calmly but qukkly every question propounded, Mr. Collins mads plain that the Socialists were either Ig norant or untruthful. 'In the course of his sddress bs bad referred to the I. W. W. as th I Won't Work ers of the World. A woman In the balcony aros and asked Mr. Collins what he would do about the unem ployed. "There are two classes of unemployed," the speaker responded. "The men who won't work and men who would work if they could get employment. I dismiss the first class as undeserving of our atten tlon. As to the second, I say glvs labor an eight-hour day and good working conditions and wa won't bav any unemsloyed." Mr. Collins slso fully and forcibly explained th position of the Catholic church toward Socialism and labor. reading th Papal encyclical and de claring that no Catholic, Christian tor orthodox Jew can be a Socialist Before leaving Louisville h ex tressed himself pleased with blf 'lslt to Louisville, which he termed a wonderfully progressive city. PARLIAMENT 1 The Home Hull 11111 M ill Soon Enter Upon Its Third Stage. Carson Left Severely Alone to Pursue Ills Campaign In Ulster. I Discussion Now Centers on Date For Drltlsh General Election. 4 RESTING BEFORE FINAL BATTLE All Ministries make some con cession to Parliamentary human natnre by putting down for the first days of the House of Commons after the brief vacation such business as does not excite party passion, and therefore does not require large attendance. It - is Impossible there fore, cables (Hon. T. IP. O Connor, M. IP., to report either any advance or any decline in attempts to reach a settlement on the home rule bill. All British leaders have been silent and Sir Edward Carson has been let severely alone to pursue his cam paign In Ulster. .Carson's speeches have grown, it anything, In violence, and fairly imposing demonstrations of his volunteers continue, but some how or other these things, in spite of every attempt of the English Tory Journals to boom them by lengthy descriptions, produce the effect of back numbers, no longer seriously counting as factors that control the home rule situation. The determin ation that some settlement be reached and be over and done, with the whole Irish question, remains universal and is stronger outside than inside Parliament. Tory mem bers not tied to the chariot wheels of either Carson or Sonar Law are still working on federation as a solution of the difficulty, but for the moment It must toe acknowledged that there Is a complete pause and we must await the filling up of the House of Commons next week before we again return to effective negotia tions. Meantime the chief subject of discussion and rumor In British Journals Is whether we shall have a general election thjs year or not. It is Impossible under these conditions to pronounce any certain Judgment on prospects for the future, though speeches by Carson snd some out pouring from the die-hardj would point to a hardening of the situation among the Tories. It Is quite un certain, even to the Tories them selves, what their final attitude will be. Balfour remains one of the most enigmatic figures, but the general Impression is that be means mischief, and will quietly, but ef fectively Interfere to upset any com promise that may be hopeful. If he takes this attitude the whole Tory party may resolve to refuse As- qutth's concessions and have the bill rejected on second reading by tne House of Lords and -thus compel Asquith to pass the measure as It stands without any concessions whatever to Ulster and leave the Liberal Ministry face to face with the difficulty of dealing with the Ulster volunteers by drastic military action. If such counsels prevail It must mean that the Tories are ready to face the prospect of some bloodshed In Ulster In the hope that even a small loss of life may produce an outburst of ultra-Protestant feeling In Great Britain, and thereby wreck the Government and home rule, but I persist In believing that public opinion and powerful personalities will continue to exercise such ef fective pressure toward settlement as will defeat these designs. Then when we approach the final stages the programme will follow what I have consistently foreshadowed namely, the passsg of the bill by the Houss of Lords on second read ing, then the Introduction of Carson He amendments, then th rejection of these amendments by the House of Commons, then more haggling wkth the passsge of the bill Into law by the end of July. Coupled with this Issue or Home rule Is the exact date oi tns next general election. For some weeks the Impression was strong that the Ministry would be ready to glvs an Immediate general election sfter ths passage of home rule as an addi tional concession to ths Tories sna to test th opinion of the country as to the measure, . but this proposal Is comDllcated by the plural voting bill. Th rank and file of Liberals, especially In the country, would resent bitterly th disappointment of their hopes for ths removal of this Intolerable grievance of one rich man getting twenty votes mors easily than twenty poor men getting one. The Ministry would have to face fierce resentment and disap pointment If tbey left office before they had remedied this condition. BROTHEIt PETER'S JUBILEE. Brother Peter, the oldest member of th Xsverlan Brotherhood tn th United States, will celebrats th golden Jubilee of his entrance Into religlou at St. John's Preparatory Collrre, (l)anvers, Mass., on Apr! 15. Brother IVter was born Sllvsrmlne, Corn'y Tlppersry, Ir Isnd. January 10 1837. On Marc) It3. 1864. he becmne a postulant c ' 'he Xaverlau congregation In tb , "oiumuulty which had been estat I 'thed In Louisville shortly befor that date. CLEVELAND Sixty-Seventh Diocesan Ann!' vcrsary Occurred Last Thursday. Father Edward Fenwlck Built First Church Within Its Limits. Catholicity Had Been Planted and C hapel Erected Near Sandusky. MISSIONARIES TO THE INDIANS By James A. Rooney. The sixty-seventh anniversary of the erection of the diocese of Cleve land occurred on Thursday, April 23, as noted in our Catholic Ameri can Chronology, and though the diocese was not established until 1847. by a division of the diocese of Cincinnati, which up to that time comprised the entire State of Ohio, yet Catholicity had been planted within its borders almost a century before. It was in 1751, on or near the site of the present city of San dusky (anglicized from the old Huron name Ootsandooskle, mean ing "where the water is pure") that a missionary chapel was built by the Jesuit Father Armand de la Richardie'a Wyandots, end this was also the first shrine of the faith within the limits of the State of Ohio. It was only an Indian mis sion, but it .was maintained by the Jesuits until hostilities between the French and English drove them forth, and Father Potter was the last Jesuit missionary among the Western Hurons.. For more than fifty years there were few Catholic settlers and fewer priests to keep alive the spark of faith, but from the present condition of Catholicity and the wonderful growth of the church in that northeastern section of Ohio, now Included in the Cleve land diocese, no Catholic will doubt the efficacy of the holy sacrifice once so often celebrated thereabouts by the Jesuits for their Indian con verts. Not till Father Edward Fenwlck, the Dominican apostle of Ohio, was sent by Bishop Flaget, of Bardstown, In 1817, to attend, the few Catholics whom- the tide of-immigration from the East and from Europe had sent to settle in the counties now in cluded In the Cleveland diocese, were any systematic efforts made for the regular celebration of mass and the administration of the sacra ments. It was he who built the first permanent church within the limits of that diocese, near , Dun- gannon, in Columbiana county, as early as 1820, and it was at Wooster, In Wayne county, also within that diocese, that he surrendered his soul to God, September 26, 1832, dying of the . yellow fever scourge, after ten years of arduous labor as a missionary Bishop. He was In truth the "Apostle of Ohio" and his example as a mis sionary, evangelist and church builder was faithfully followed by a long succession of able and zealous priests, until at the sixth provincial council of Baltimore, convened May 10, 1846. the growth of the church n Northeastern Ohio was recog nized to be such as to require Its separation from the diocese of Cin cinnati, with a Bishop of Its own. The council was attended by twenty- three Bishops and they provided tor carving out of the diocese of Cincin nati the diocese of Cleveland, snd out of the diocese of New York of those of Albany and Buffalo. In approving these provisions Rome appointed the Right Rev. Louis Amadeus Rappe as the first Bishop of Cleveland; the Right Rev. John McCIoskey, created our first Ameri can Cardinal March 15, 1875, as first Bishop of Albany, and the Right Rev. John Timon, ths noted Lazarlst missionary, as first Bishop of Buffalo. And not without Its special sig nificance Is the fact that at the same provincial council the (Bishops with unanimous and enthusiastic voice selected and proclaimed the Blessed Virgin Mary, conceived without sin, as the patroness of the United States. Bishop Rappe was born at Ardrehem, France, February 2, 1801; was ordained at Arras, March 14, 1829; was consecrated first Bishop of Cleveland October 10 1847, and after an episcopate of nearly a quarter of a century, dur ing which he spent himself in the discharge of his exacting duties. gained the lov of bis people and the esteem and respect of all bis fellow citizens regardless of creed. be voluntarily laid aslds the dignity of the purple, resigned his charge and retired to the diocese of Bur lington, Vt., where h performed th labors of an humble missionary up to the day of his death there at th ag of seventy-six years, September 8, 1877. Copyrighted. MOURN HER DEATH. One of God's noble servants was called to her eternal reward Tuesday morning in th person of Mrs Rlizabeth Wentzell, widow at th 'ate Conrad Wentzell, aged sixty- teven years snd residing at 2103 'o-tland avenue. In the regretted leM h of Mr. Wentzell St. Cecilia's arUb snd the West End Is deprived f a character whose daily life will ver b remembered as a shining sample of all that was noble Is 'hrlstlan womanhood. Her devo- 'on to th teaching of her hob ellglon wa Ideal, wbll to the sick snd poor shs wss always the helping frlenfl. Mrs. Wentzell lesves five daughters, Miss Anna S. Wentzell, Mrs. Julia C. Seelbsch, Mrs. Mattlngly, of Louisville; Mrs. John O. Parsons, of New Albany, and Mrs. Gordon Alexsnder, of New York, and five sons, Wlllism A., Edward A., J.-M., George L. and Chester C Wentzell; a sister, Mrs. A. Robert son, and a brother, Edward Do ran Her funeral was held Thursday sfternoon from St. Cecilia's church. Rev. Father Craney conducting the solemn services. SILVER JUBILEE. St. Michael's Commandery 103, Knights of St. John, of which Col Theo. Poppe its the commanding officer, will tomorrow celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary and silver Jubilee with Impressive ceremonial at St. Peter's church. Seventeenth snd Garland avenue. The Jubilee will begin with a special military high mass at 8 o'clock In the morn ing, during which the Knights In dress uniform and the active and honorary members will approach the altar and receive holy communion In a body. Again In the afternoon they will attend the solemn vespers, following which there will be a de lightful banquet and brief re sponse to toasts tn St. Peter's Hall. St. Michael's is one of the leading commanderles of ths Knights of St. John and boasts a great record for Its spiritual and material works. Many men have benefited from membership therein, while every where the Knights have been the protectors of the widow and orphan. In St. Peter's this commandery has placed not only an altar but a beau tiful memorial -window, Its members Deing ever ready to respond to the appeals of the church as well as the people. Only pleasant weather le needed for a most happy day. IGNORANCE OR BIGOTRY. Mrs. James A. Leach, who, seeks notoriety in the woman suffrage movement, has recently returned from Europe, where she mixed with the Pankhursts and other militants. After giving her views on the status of women in foreign countries to the Herald, Mrs. Leach takes a crack at Ireland and home rule, say ing: "I am not In favor of home rule, and I do not believe It will ever be brought about in Ireland. Thousands of people who do not live in Ulster are bitterly opposed to it on the grounds that It will mean Catholic domination and the unbearable bur den of increased taxation. The ma jority of people in Ireland are aalnst home rule. They think It is only a scheme to place John Red mond and T. P. O'Connor in power. I have never seen anything like the organization, pf . the people. who are determined to fight home rule. Women as well as -men have signed the covenant, pledging them to sup port at all costs the union with Parliament. Classes in first aid to the Inujred are being held, groups of women are being taught to make soldiers' clothes, and every evidence of the earnestness of the Protestant forces is being given." Mrs. Leach gave a few sentences to iPremier Asquith, saying that he is one of the most unpopular men in England, that he has broken his promises right and left, and is alto gether unfit for the high office be holds. She was in Ireland but a short time and has neither facts nor figures for her absurd statements. Mrs. Leach evidently thinks she thinks, and It Is more charitable to believe that her effusion results from ignorance of Ireland rather than bigotry. CATHOLIC FEDERATION. The regular meeting of the Catholic Federation was well at tended and Interesting, President Ganz and all officers being present. One of the most Important matters discussed was the appointment of a committee to visit the various hotels and arrange for the placing of fold ers therein containing the location of the Catholic churches and the hours for the different masses. Through John A. Doyle an Invita tion was received to attend the lec ture of Peter Collins on the menace of Socialism. The Federation In dorsed the action of Us officers in sending telegrams to Kentucky's Senators and Representatives in Congress protesting against tha passage of the Immigration bill. At tention was called to the action of the American Federation, and Presi dent Ganz appointed John A. Doyle, H. A. Vonderhelde snd Joseph P. McGinn a committee to draw up resolutions protesting against th appointment of Ernest Nathan as ths official representative of the Italian Government at the Panama' Pacific Exposition. HURTS PROVE FATAL. Patrick Hanlon, forty-two years old, an employe of th Louisville Gas and Electric Company, died Sunday morning at Bts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital from Injuries hs received ten days before when a gas main on which ba was working blew up at Tenth street snd Ormsby avenue. H was a brother of Capt Jerry Hanlon, of the No. 2 hook and ladder com pany. Hanlon was connecting two sections of pip when a spark, be lieved to have been caused by fric tion between tb two pieces of iron Ignited tbe gas. II was terribly burned about th face and body and suffered a fracture of ths skull. His brother Is his only survivor. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Michael's church. MEETS NEXT MONTH. The Kentucky Stat convention of the Knights of St. John has been called to meet iu Covington on May 14. Louisville commanderles will send a full delegation and should brlug some of tbe Stats offices to this city. CATHOLICS They Now Number Over Sixteen Million In the United States. Twenty-Four Million Under Pro tection of the Stars and Stripes. Parochial Schools Are Educat ing Children Numbering 1,42,83. CATHOLIC DIRECTORY FIGURES There are 16,067,985 Catholics In the United States, sccordlng to tha advance sheets of the 1914 edition of The Official Catholic Directory, published and copyrighted by P. J. Kenedy ft Sons, Barclay street. New York. The 1914 edition will be ready In a few days. The publishers assert that the late appearance of the volume was caused by the un usual delay in the reports of twenty four archdioceses and dioceses. The publishers also say that this delay will not occur again, as a new policy will be adopted as to the closing of the forms. Hereafter a certain closing date will be announced, and after that date no reports will be accepted. Statistics of the preced ing year will be reprinted In cases where the reports are not on hand. The most Important feature of the 1914 volume is the new Donulatlon figure, showing as It does an increase of 913,827 Catholics for the year 1913. This increase, which amounts to nearly a million souls, Is accord ing to the directory editor, no exag geration, and is accounted for nrln- clpally by the complete reports of tne Kuthenian-Greek Bishop. For the first time all of the Ruthenlan Catholics are Included In tbe cen sus. This remarkable' Increase of 913,827 souls Is shown despite the fact that thirty-one dioceses made no changes in the population figures, and despite the fact that eight dio ceses show a decrease in the number of Catholics over the 1912 reports. According to Joeenh H. Meier the editor of the Kenedy Directory, wno nas Deen studying the popula tion figures for ten years, the total 16,067,985 Is a very low and a very conservative figure. Accord ing to Meier at least 10 per cent." should be added for "floating popula tion." The Official Catholic Direc tory for 1914 is replete with inter esting figures. According to its sum mary there are 18,568 Catholic priests In the United States, an In crease of 623 for the year. Among these 18,568 clergymen there are 4,864 priests of religious orders. The new directory further shows that 339 churches were established In 1913, the total number of Cath olic churches in this country being; 14,651. Of these 9,740 have resi dent pastors, and 4,911 are churches attended from neighboring parishes. Tne directory gives a list of eighty-two seminaries, 7,062 semin arians, 230 colleges for boys, 680 academies for girls and 6.403 parochial schools. In these 6,403 parochial schools 1,429,859 children sre receiving an education which will tit them for the world and give them the religious instruction which is so necessary under present day condi tions. It must not be overlooked that in addition to these 1,429,859 parochial school children there are also young men In colleges, acad emies and universities, young ladles In boarding schools and academies, girls and boys In orphsn asylums. Adding all these It will be found that 1,669,391 young people are re ceiving Catholic Instruction from competent teachers. The 1914 edition of this directory also shows that there are 24,224,609 Catholics under the protection of th Stars and Stripes. This figure Is derived by adding th Catholics In Alaska, the Canal Zone, Guam, the Hawaiian Islands. Porto Rico and the Philippines to the total number of Catholics In the United States proper. As the population figures sre the most Interesting the directory editor has prepared for the Catholle press a list of the twenty-five States having the largest number of Cath olics. The banner States are as fol lows: New York 2.884,723 Pennsylvania 1,684,220 Illinois 1,461,634 Massachusetts 1,395,892 Ohio 781,179 Louisiana 685,000 Michigan 182,600 Wisconsin 678,195 New Jersey 665,000 Missouri 470,000 Minnesota 461,950 Connecticut 438,483 California 410,000 313.000 277,096 270.000 261,000 239,238 Texas Iowa Rhode Island Msryland . . . Indiana Kentucky . . . 166,070 New Mexico 140,673 Kansas 130,700 New Hampshire 130,081 Main 124,400 Nebraska 116,969 Colorado 109,182 The 1914 volume is the most com plete church directory published in th world, comprising as It does 1.631 text pages. MA XV WOMKX WORK. For every 1.000 males employed In New Jersey there ar 276 females. Ths canning Industrie- of that State employ over 3,000 women.