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WE DO PRINTING FIRST CLASS WORK Give This Office) Your Next Order. WE DO PRINTING nwr CUSS VOM. Glre Thlm CMfio Tr Neat Order. ntocky Irish MEKKCAN VOLUME XXXIIL NO. 15. LOUISVILLE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS. FRANCISCANS Celebrate Feast of Their Founder With Beantlfnl Religion Ceremony. Dominican Father From St. ' LouU Bertrand' Sing , -High Mas. ImpoHslng Procession Precede Opening of Forty Mourn Prayer STORIES Of THE GENTLE SAINT Last Sunday was a moat holy day for the clergy and people of St. Boniface congregation, who cele brated with solemn and beautiful ceremony the feast of the gentle St. Francis of Assist, the founder of the Franciscan order, and also the begin ning of the Forty Hours' Adoration. The solemn high mass at 10 o'clock was celebrated by a priest of the Dominican order from St. Louis Bertrand's, as it has long, been the cuBtom for the Dominicans to offi ciate at the Franciscan church on St. Francis' day and the Franciscans at the Dominican church on St. Dom inic's day. After the mass there was an imposing procession in honor of the Blessed .Sacrament and the begin ning of the Forty Hours' prayer, which came to a solemn cloBe Tues day evening. Services were held Sunday, Monday and Tuesday even ings with sermon and benediction, and on Monday and Tuesday morn ings there was mass and exposition at 5:30 o'clock. The feast and attendant ceremonies attracted so many that the big church was thronged at all the services. St. Francis of Assist Is the gentle saint whose memory Is treasured by Catholics and -Protestants. The special characteristic of Francis, and the one which he seemed to have been most anxious to have his brothers practice, was simplicity. Many of the legends In the "Fior ettl" show this. Let the reader not smile at them, but rejoice only in their ptcturesqueness. In some of them we find a gentle humor, as for instance the story of the angel vis itor who, If he were not an angel, on would call a rather mischievous young person. He came one day disguised as a handsome traveler and knocked at the convent door, and put several inconvenient questions to a brother who, moved by an exag gerated asceticism and contrary to the wishes of his Superior, wanted to debar fhe brethren from eating meat. The same angel on another occasion knocked so loudly and so Impatiently at the convent door that the brother who came to open It reproved him sharply for his unman nerliness and Impatience. But of all the early companions of Francis, Brother Juniper (Fra Glnepro) Is the one about which the quaintest stories are told In the "Fiorettl." Francis loved him for his simplicity, and with a play upon bis name, said he "would wlBh to have a wood of such." But the reckless liberality and charity of his brother and his child-like simplicity often placed the community in an embarrassing posi tion. - For Instance, if he were left In charge of the church or the con vent and a poor person came the way he would give away the silver balls and candlesticks, and even his clothing, keeping only the scantiest covering, and all "for pity's sake." His charity led him to do many strange deeds, and one of his ad ventures is so full of drollery that It is worth the telling. A poor sick brother was one day filled with the strange longing for a pig's foot. Juniper, who sat by his bedside, too Impetuous , to think moment, jumped up, seized a knife, and rushed forth to the wood, where he found a herd of pigs feeding quietly. He does not seem to have had St. Francis' love for animals, for he thought nothing of the feelings of the victim which was to pay the penalty of bis wonderful charity. He rut oft one of the pig's feet, re turned triumphantly and cooked It for the sick man. He was quite surprised when the owner of the pig objected, so he begged pardon so sweetly that the man In compunction for having scolded him so sharply, killed the pig and gave It to the con vent a very welcome addition to their poor larder. Though Francis bad this same characteristic of sim plicity be was Intellectual In the highest degree and was a skilled musician and poet. In the days be fore he worshiped "his dear Lady Poverty" he was one of the first gallants of his city, and be was called the "Debonnalr Francois" In an old French version of his life, t'ourtesy and politeness distinguished him always, and the smile on his face would fill his enemies with com punction. He loved animals with a passion, and bis fine poetic spirit exulted lo the beauties of nature. He stoke of the elements as "Brother Wind and Water," and called the fahas and birds bis "little brothers aud sisters," and they recognising bis leve for them came to him as friend and did his bidding. All these traits are the more re markable when we consider the age he lived In. It was the age of con quest, ambition and strife. The cities or Italy were building them selves up with pride and combatlve ness, the nobles were ferocious, the c'.trny lived in splendor. Francis' teaching of humility, poverty and charity must have been repugnant to many. But withal It was the age of faith and romance, and the most worldly minded were capable of making the most exalted sacrifices when the Impulse came to them. Francis' preaching was first scoffed at, then It gradually won Its way, and finally seised upon the Imagina tions of the people. He influenced contemporary history and wielded much more than a moral Influence on his time. IOCAL K. OF C. KLKCT. The Local Council 390, Knights of Columbus, held their annual election of offlcera Wednesday even ing and chose the following to guide FRANK A. QEHER. their destinies for the ensuing year: Grand Knight Frank A. (leher. Deputy Grand Knight Camden McAfee. Financial Secretary Henry ' B. McBride. Recording Secretary L. J. Veene man. Treasurer Robert A, Watson. Advocate Ray Schuman. Chancellor T. A. Mapother. Warden S. J. Mc Elliott. Inside Guard E. A. Andriott. Outside Guard A. S. Brandt. Trustee E. J. O'Brien. T. W. Tarpy, Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, . an nounced that the annual Landing day banquet would be held at the Louisville Hotel next Monday even ing, the celebration to be for mem bers and their wives or lady friends. The following is the programme for the evening: Invocation Right Rev. Bishop O'Donaghue. Toastmaster J. William Klap beke. Address Mayor John H. Busche meyer. Vocal Solo Mrs. Belle Decker Wise. Baritone Solo Carl J. Bundschu. Address Judge Thomas R. Gor don. Vocal Solo Miss Corinne Paradis. Address Dr. Ben L. .Bruner. Tenor Solo Waltar, Barrett. Impromptu addresses by Invitation of the toastmaster, . Benediction Right Rev. Bishop O'Donaghue. MEN'S SOCIAL CLVB. At a largely attended meeting last week of members of St. James' church congregation the Men's Social Club was formed with a splen did membership. H. Angermeier was elected President and W. H. Hume Secretary and Treasurer. The fol lowing Directors were appointed: F. A. Bauer, G. A. Burkley and Charles Fedlar. The club was or ganized for the purpose of promot ing sociability and creating interest in parish affairs, and will meet monthly. Once each year there will be a reunion and conclave of good fellowship. Its first public affair will be an antumn festival, to take place November J.7 and 18 in St. James' Hall, Edenslde avenue, near Bardstown road, the proceeds to go to the chucrh. Arrangements were made for the Installation of numer ous devices In addition to the dis tribution of prizes, of which the largest and most valuable will be a $200 Vlctrola. Before the meeting adjourned the following appoint ments were made: John Westfeld, Chairman of Euchre Committee; Fred Bauer, Chairman Candy Com mittee; Ed Barry, Chairman Fish Pond Committee; John Stark, Chair man Soft Drink Committee; Frank Ryan, Chairman Cigar Conuuittee; Fred Bauer and John Westfeld com mittee In charge of supper arrange ments, and Edward C. Kelly, public promoter. CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN ADVANCED. On the recommendation of the Navy Department, the United States Senate bus made a number of promo tions. Among them occurs the name of Itev. Matthew C. Cleeson. chap lain In the navy, who was advanced to the rank of Commander. The promotion takes effect from June 30. 1914. and makes Father Cleeson's position on the ship second only to that of the Captain. Father Gleeson Is at present chaplain on one of the ships In the Pacific fleet. He was rhapluln on the fleet which made the celebrated tour around the world several years ago. COl'NTY CONVENTION. The Ancient Order of Hibernians of Jefferson county will hold their biennial convention at Bertrand Hull tomorrow afternoon, County President W. J. Conuelly to call the convention to order at i o'clock sharp. Officers for the coming two years will be elected and the adop tion of several new by-laws as tug gested at the recent State conven tion will be given consideration. .,. ., ' i . - : : ; Qr, .. . . D0NGAN New York' First Catholic Kxe cutlve and Charter of Liberties. Wan Horn In Celtridege County Klldare, and Died Earl of Limerick. Inaugurated System That Found Impression In Declaration of Independence. BROAD AND INTELLIGENT MIND By James A. Rooney, LL. D. As the Catholic editors have re cently been enlightening our anti Catholic friends who, on the plat form and in what we might des ignate as the yellows of the Protestant press, assert that we Catholics are only bad Citizens, by calling attention to a list of repre sentative Americans of our faith who seem to be fairly respectable citizens, including many statemen. Judges and Governors, it Is just pos sible that these anti-Catholic orators may never bave heard of another Governor who was a good Catholic and who was In fact the first Cath olic Governor of the great Empire State of New York. He was an Irishman named Thomas Dongan, and if he did nothing else than to call together, on October 14, 1683, the first repre sentative assembly of the Province of New York, made up of twenty eight representatives, In Fort James, which occupied the Bite of the pres ent Custom House, this act of his alone and the resulting legislation would have been sufficient to stamp him as Its presiding officer, as a man of broad and Intelligent mind, of great executive ability and of far seeing statesmanship, who inaugur ated a system of constitutional, popular government, whose enact ments are regarded by all historians as the Magna Charts of our Ameri can liberty that found expression later In the Declaration of Inde pendence. By Appointment of the Duke of York, with whom he had served in the wars In Flanders, he assumed the office of Oovernor of the Prov ince of New York In 1682, as the successor ' of the execrated and sychophantic Andros, at a period when, through the autocratic action of the English Government and its utter disregard for popular rights, the Province was bankrupt and ripe for sedition and insurrection. Where as Andros exerted all his Influence to fasten the English proprietory government on the Province and to discourage all attempts of any as sembly of the people, Dongan had not been In office a year when 'he summoned such an epoch-making body. 'During a session of three weeks this assembly adopted fifteen enactments, the most far-reaching and subversive of the then system of government being nn act entitled the Charter of Liberties. Its opening sentence, after the preamble, provided: "That the supreme legislative authority under His Majesty and Royal Highness the Duke of York, the lord proprietor of said province, shall forever be and reside in a Governor, Council and the people met In general assembly." Truly It was well named the Charter of Liberties, for in It, for the first time In our colonial history, are found the words: "The people met In general assembly." This was fol lowed by another act equally impor tant: 'That the exerlse of the chief magistracy and the administration of the government shall be in the Gov ernor, assisted by a Council." Here we have expressed for the first time on the American con tinent, by a popular assembly, pre sided over by a Catholic Governor, the principle of representative, popular government In which the people had a part, and the separation of the functions of the executive and the legislative branches. And here is another of the acts adopted at the instance of this Catholic Governor: "That no tax, aid, custom, loan or assessment shall be levied in this Province except by act of the Governor, Council and representatives of the people In gen eral assembly met and assembled." Talk about the Boston tea party of 1773, but here we have the principle of "no taxation without representa tion" asserted by New York In 1683, or ninety years before. Just one other enactment and the final one that brought the Charter of Liberties to a fitting close: "That no person professing faith In God by Jesus Christ shall at any time be any ways molested, punished, dis quieted or called In question for any difference of opinion in matters of religious concernment, who do not actually disturb the civil peace of ths Province; but that all and every such person or persons may, from time to time, and at all times freely have and fully enjoy his or their Judgments or consciences, in matters of religion throughout this Prov ince." Thomas Dongan was born In Cel brldge, County Klldare, Ireland, in 1(34, the youngest son of Sir John Dongau, baronet, and the nephew of Richard Dongan, 'Earl of Tyrconnel and Lieutenant Governor of Ireland. After serving with the Duke of York under Turenne In Flanders ha was appointed Lieutenant Governr of Tanglers in Morocco, on the strait of Gtbraltsr, and be was next ap- COMINO KVENTS. St, Cecilia's Sodality Euchre and lotto in St. Cecilia Hall, Wednesday, October 14. St. Ann's church Euchre and lotto, afternoon and evening, Friday, October 16, In school hall. October 16 Euchre and lotto for benefit- of 8t. Brlgld's church in parish hall. October 16, 16, 17-Baiar In St. Columba'a new school hall for bene fit of building fund. October 21, 22--Euchre and lotto given by Trinity Council, Y. M. I., in hall, Baxter and Morton. October 30-31 Bazar under aus pices of Young Ladles' Sodality of St. Patrick's church in school hall. November 10 Euchre and lotte by Young Ladies' Sodality of St. John's church at Trinity Hall, after noon and evening, November 10. November 25 Euchre 1 and lotto by Division 3, A. O. H., at Heptasoph Hall. pointed Governor of New York. In 1687 the New York Assembly was dissolved by the King and Dongan retired to his Staten Island estates, now called Dongan Hill. He returned to Ireland In 1691 and Inherited from his elder brother the title of Earl of Limerick, with nothing to support it. He died in London In 1715, aged eighty-one years. ST. COH'MBA'S CHIHCH. St. Columba's new school at Thirty-fifth and Jefferson streets will be blessed next Sunday afternoon, Oc tober 11. The exercises will begin in the church at 3:30 o'clock with solemn vespers, which will be fol lowed by the Rosary devotions, a sermon and benediction. Imme diately after the church services there will be a procession to the new school, which will be blessed by the Very Rev. James P. Cronln, V. O., assisted by a number of the priests of the city. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings of next week a bazar for the benefit of the build ing fund will be given in St. Columba's new hall In the basement of the school. The ladies will serve meals each evening from 5' to 8 o'clock, and on Friday Instead of supper a fish fry under the manage ment of an expert will be the feat ure. The various attractions will be in charge of the following members of St. Columba's congregation: Dining-room Mesdamcs George Whitty, Bloemer, Stlgger. Wentzel, Maurer, Gathof, Losson, Drury, Weibel, Ritter, Knadler, Brentlinger, C. V. Frey, Wlttry, Hannan, Grimes and W. J. Ernwine. Novelty Booth Mesdames Phil Ernwine, Klpp. A. Hartunann and McGilllcuddy. Confectionery Misses Coleman, Schwlnd. Thompson, Alma Klpp, Rose Green, Klngelty and Peters. Doll Booth Misses Mary Ellen Gormato, Lillian Connelly and Eva Becker. Linen Booth Misses Mary Sweeney, Mary Losson, Bernadette Bloemer, Agnes Sweeney, Margaret Klpp, Louise Salter, Elsie Ernwine, Veronica Lohmoeller, Hattie Thomp son and Loretta Barthelmes. Home Made Goodies Stsnd Mes dames McCorkle and Bremer. Chicken Roost Henry Bloemer, Martin Weibel, A. J. Gorman, Ernest Schwind, Herman Lammers, George Miller. Will Whitty, John Mc Gilllcuddy, Edward Nord and Karl Pfeiffer. MOl'ltX HIS DEATH. Last Saturday morning Philip D. Ackermann, one of Louisville's fore most citizens, passed away at his home, 2114 West Market street, and his death Is mourned by all who had the good fortune to know him. Philip Ackermann was a Belf-made man and ranked high In business and financial circles. In affairs of the CathollC Phlirh h a WOe nlur.va active, while to all charities be was generous aonor. He was a pioneer member of fit inthnnv'i flku-.k also a member and ex-President of tne ht. Joseph Orphan Society, the St. Andrew's Society and the Cath olic Knights of America. His funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed here, and the nnlnmn re quiem mass at St. Anthony's was ceieDraiea Dy the Kev. Father Ack ermann whn In m inn nf thn Aa. ceased. To mourn Mr. Ackermann's loss are bis widow, to whom he was married forty-seven years ago, -and seven children, the Rev. Father O. P. Ackermann, pastor of St. Philip Serfs church, Floyd and Woodbine streets; Philip Ackermann. Jr., of Cleveland; John Ackemuann, a book-keeper for the Central Con sumers' Company: SlBter Johannah, a nun In the convent of the St. Benedlctlue order at Ferdinand, Ind.; Mrs. Amelia Cody, Mrs. John B. Ratterman and Mrs. 8. O. llut buch, whose truly Christian senti ment In humble submission to the Divine will Is: "Fold him, O Fsther, In thy arms, And let him henceforth be A messenger of love between Our human hearts and Thee." ALIEN'S IN I'MTKU STATES. There were 13.616,886 persous of foreign birth la the Untied Slates In IS 10, according to an interesting re port on population issued by Director William J. Harris, of the Bureau of the Census. These 13,615,886 for eigners constituted 14.7 per cent, of the total population of the United States in 1810 13.345.545 of them were whites, the remainder, which was only 170.641, representing chiefly Japanese and Chinese. The foreign-bora in the United States in 1900 numbered 10,341.276 and con stituted It. 6 per cent, of the total population. Ireland was the country of birth or 1.333,165 and Germany 2.601,181. I DEMOCRATS Hntluined Orer Showing In Keg (titration Figure of Past Week. Thin Flection Will Probably Mark Knd of Hull Mooner in Kentucky. Many Outspoken In Opposition of Flection of Oottschalk and Weaver. FRANK DUGAN FOR CIRCUT CLERK Democrats throughout the State of Kentucky are jubilant over the registration figures of Tuesday and Wednesday and predict that Beck ham and the candidates for Congress will win by an old tlm? majority with the exception of the Eleventh district, where the fusion of the Bull Moose and the Democratic candidates is expected to defeat Caleb Powers, the present Congress man. from that district, his power and Influence 1 Congress dwindling to almost nothing, and even his most ardent supporters are growing tired of seeing him represent the district without the hope of accomplishing anything In Its favor. The most noticeable feature con nected with the registration figures of this week Is the utter disintegra tion of the Bull Moose party, and this, too, in spite of the earnest pleas of the Herald to have the Pro gressives line up behind Teddy Roosevelt, even holding out the promise that the new prohibition agitator would be here some time this month, but all to no effect, the best element registering with the Democrats or Republicans, with noth ing left of the Bull Moose party but the leaders, who In many instances are disgruntled or discredited Demo crats, and they are now in the posi tion of men without a party. To prove that the Progressive party is fast disappearing, it is only necessary to consult the figures for the past three years. 'In 1912 when the Roosevelt sentiment was at Its height the Bull Moose party in Kentucky cast 102.766 votes, 23,000 of which was right here in Louis ville. . In 1913 .the Progressive vote' was 35.226, or a loss of over 67,000 in one year, 22,000 of which was right here in Louisville and 13.226 throughout the rest of the State. Now It appears that Louisville, the Gibraltar of the party, is turning its back upon the Teddy crowd, as the registration figures show that only 6,313 registered S3 Progressives, be ing a loss of 7,121 over the 1913 registration, these figures meaning that the party is hopelessly beaten right now and that there will be hardly any effort made to secure nominations next year from a party that only register.! 6,313 out of a total vote of 43,391.' With the parl mutuel system of wagering, Burton Vancer the Progressive nominee for United States Senator, would be a 1.000 to 1 in the betting, for with Louisville fast deserting the Pro gressive standard that party will become a dead issue In Kentucky. Chairman Frank McGrath, of the Democratic Committee, Is more than pleased with the registration fig ures, realizing that in this, an off year in politics, the Democrats made a splendid showing, the figures showing returns of 26,137 In this city, which is only a loss of a little over 2,000 of the registration fig ures of last year when interest was at fever heat in the municipal races. Despite the fact that the rank and file of Louisville Democracy has never been considered friendly to ex-Gov. Beckham, the confidence of the party In Ita present leader and Mr. McGrath's personal following, who are In the majority in the local organization, will give the Demo cratic ticket a rousing majority. This strength was shown In the re cent primary when Gov. McCreary received over 2,800 votes here, which was over double the number he received in any other county in the State, and this was due to Mr. McGrath's personal interest in the Governor's candidacy. The friends of. Wharf master Frank Dugan are urging him to an nounce for Circuit Clerk in the Democratic primary next August, and if he enters ' the contest ths nomination Is pretty near an as sured fact, as Mr. Dugau stands high with not only the leaders but the rank and file of the Democratic party, many of the boys in the trenches having always found hint a friend Indeed when called upon, and they will rally to him In a primary. Mr. Dugan's splendid record as Wharfmaster, which was recently noted in the press, is an Indication of bit ability as a servant of the people, and he would without a doubt make splendid Circuit Clerk. Councilman Thomas Dolan, of the Twelfth ward, has been suggested as a candidate for President of tbe lower board, the election of which takja plsce fhe first meeting in No vember, and his record as city fsther eutitles him to consideration. Mr. Dolan as yet has not officially entered the race, but it la a safe but that If the followers of amateur baseball and athletics In this city had the choosing he would be their unanimous choice, hit efforts In be half of baseball diamonds in tbe narks and the shelter bouse at Shawnee Park mikisf him their idol. The talk, of additional candidates for the Board of Education will not down and new entries are expected, to announce any day, the field stj present consisting of Dr. Bloom, Ed ward Oottschalk and Dr. Weaver for re-election, and Ben W. Kling, who Is making an active canvass. The average voter listens patiently snd coincides with the argument that Dr. Bloom deserves re-election, but can not see the consistency of sup porting Oottschalk or Weaver for re-election when It is considered that these two bolted support of the Oood Government ticket In 1910, and If their conduct In bolting then wat justifiable it Is the privilege of every other man to refuse to support them this year. Instead of Indorsing the three for re-election It would have been fairer on the part of the Good Government advocates to select five this year and allow the voter the privilege of selecting three. This would then determine whether the citizens Indorsed the bolt of Weaver and Oottschalk In the previous elec tion. Dr. Meyer, William Brohm, Dr. Flnck, Phil Thompson, R. E. Hughes, R. A. Watson, George J. Butler, Dr. E. L. Powell. Thomas Walsh and others have been men tioned as strong men for the board. MISS HENNESSY WINS. The four day bczar which was given for benefit of Stg. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital wss a success in every way and Secretary William P. McDonogh estimates that when all returns are made about $5,600 will be realized, a goodly portion of the profits being derived from the sale of tickets in the contest for the watch, which was won by Miss Mayme Hennessy, Limerick's popular entry in the race and who in the short space of three weeks sold- $389 worth of twenty-five cent tickets, which speaks for itself as a record. The handsome diamond ring for which the young ladies were selling tickets and which was a donation of Col. and Mrs. James P. Whallen was won by Attorney George B. Barrett, our popular local umpire and prom inent Democratic legislator, this In the opinion of many being consid ered one of these unexplainable tricks of the goddess of fortune, as Mr. Barrett was one of Miss Hen nessy's chief lieutenants in the con test, snd the result proves that luck, unlike lightning, may strike twlco in the same place. Miss Hen nessy is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hennessy, of 958 South Sixth street, and is especially pop ular In Democratic circles and about the Court House, being an employe of the County Clerk's office. Miss Mayme Cofer was the winner of the popularity contest and Miss Lillian Smith was second. Special mention was also made of the efforts of Miss Rose Henley and Miss Susan Sea man, who worked hard In the ticket selling contests. Treasurer Jacob Hubbuch announces that a meeting will be held In the next ten days, when he will have a complete report of all finances and hopes that the receipts will go to $6,000. SACKED HKAItT MISSION. Tomorrow morning with a solemn high mass a mission that will con tinue for two weeks will open at the Sacred Heart church. Seventeenth and Broadway, conducted by two able and eloquent Passlonlst fathers. Rev. Isadora Dwyer and Rev. Charles Cassidy. Rev. Patrick Walsh, the pastor, announced this mission last Sunday, and extended a cordial Invitation to all residents of the psrish and their friends to at tend the services and hear the eloquent missionaries. The first week will be for the women and the second for the men, and the masses will be so arranged that any who desire can attend. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED. Mr. Michael Morrlssey, of Hari)bds burg, bas announced the engagement of his daughter, Miss Margaret Mor rlssey, to Bernard Brlslan, of Frank fort. The wedding will take place in Harrodsburg on October 20. Mr. Brlslan, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brlslan, Is associated with his father In business and is a popular young man. Miss Morrlssey Is well known here and In Frankfort from frequent visits to friends. TRINITY COUNCIL. Trinity Council, Y. M. I., will give its annual mammoth euchre and lotto party on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, October 21 and 23, at tbe council home, Baxter and Morton avenue. Tbe committee re ports that the prizes to select from will be more numerous and better than at any previous affair. On Thursday evening the committee will arrange for select dance dur ing the progress of tbe games. - -''-.5 " MISS MAYME HENXESSY. DR. GANZ Again Elected Vice President of , me American Catholic Federation. Itecelres the First Papal Bene diction From the New Pontiff. Convention Knd and Meetings Are Declared a Big Siicce. TOLEDO CETS NEXT CONVENTION The calling to the attention of tb.8 country of the Catholic stand against the actions of the Constitutionalists In Mexico was probably the most Important achievement of the thir teenth annual convention of the American Federation of Catholic Societies, which was brought to a close on Wednesday afternoon of last week at Baltimore. After the convention adjourned a cablegram arrived from Pope Bene dict XV., conveying to the Federa tion the thanks of the Pontiff for the resolutions of filial devotion passed by the convention and ex pressing the wishes of the Holy Father that the organization Is suc cessful In all of Its undertakings. The cable also said that the Papal blessing would be bestowed on the members of the Federation by the Papal Delegate at Washington, Mon slgnor Bonzano. It Is the first message of this kind ever sent to and the first Papal benediction be stowed on any organization by the new Pontiff. Before the convention adjourned, ts officers declared that they be lieved It had been a successful meet ing and everybody seemed pleased with what had been accomplished. Toledo, Ohio, was selected by the delegates as the next meeting place Of the convention Th ... j . ,io vtao uuua after a vigorous effort had bean uiaae oy some or tbe delegates to have San Francisco selected. In the deliberations of the con vention Dr. Peter S. Ganz, repre senting Kentucky, took quite a prominent part, and It was especially gratifying to the Louisville Federa tion and his friends here that he was honored by being again elected v a Vice President of the national body. Upon his arrival home he was the recipient of hearty congratu lations. John Whalen, of New York, was elected President, succeeding Charles I. Denechaud. of New Orleans, who had served two terms. President Whalen was recommended by the Nominating Committee. This com mittee also recommended the elec tion of Anthony Matre, of Chicago, as Secretary, but there was a vigorous fight before he was elected. When the ballots were finally cast, they showed ninety-four for Matre and sixty-seven for Frederick W. Heckenkamap, Jr.. of Quincy, 111. Mr. Heckenkamp then moved to make Matre's election unanimous. The other principal officers elected were: First Vina Prin Thomas B. Flynn. of Chicago; Sec- ona vice resident. Julius A. Collier, of St. Paul. Minn.; Third Vice President. Joseph Frey, of New York; Fourth Vice President, John J. Hynes, of Buffalo; Fifth Vice President, Dr. Peter S. Gant, of Louisville: Sixth Vlea seph McLaughlin, of Philadelphia; treasurer, rasper A. Scbulte, of Detroit. Advisory Board James farHlnol . Gibbons, of Baltimore; Cardinal O'Connell, of Boston; Cardinal Far-- ley, or sew York; Most Rev. James M. iBleuk, of New Orleans; Most ReV. Sebastian O. Messmer, of Mil waukee: Most Rev. John J. n of St. Louis; Right Rev. James A. McFaul. of Trenton: Rleh Raw T J. Muldoon, of Rockford. Ill,; Right nev. v. r, Maet, or Covington; Right Rev. Joseph Schrembs, of Toledo; Right Rev. J. F. Carroll, of Helena; Right Rev. B. J. Kelley. of Savan nah; Right Rev. P. J. Donahue, of Wheeling: Riant Rev. n. J ri'Dnmir. hue. of Louisville: Rlsht Rev a r O'Connell, of Richmond. Ulahop Currier, of Cuba, went to Washington Thurmlav uith im. other priests and discussed further with the President conditions In Mexico. The delegation Wednesday consisted of Rev. Richard H. Tierney and John Whalen, the new President, both of New York, and Henry V. Cunningham, of Boston. Congressman Gallivan. nf u,.. chusetts. met the uartv in Wmhinir. ton and went with it to the White Mouse, to sdd his voice to the re quest. President Wilson promised to do all possible for those In danger. After the sessions of tbe conven tion were concluded many of the delegates were taken to the steamer L.omse and treated to a boat trip to Annapolis. There they vlewod the State House and othar Int.untln. aad hlstorio points. The majority of menu went rrom Annapolis to Wash ington, and from there returned to their homes. KKAIIS FOUH SCORE. The Right Rev. Henry Gabriels, Bishop of tbe diocese of OirH Hntahll fBT V. Y., wat seventy-six years old on Tuesday, when he was the recipient of many congratulations. Bishop Gabriels was ordained September 21, 1(61, was appointed Bishop on De cember 20. 1861. and consecrated 'he following May.