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WE DO WE DO PRINTING flRST CUSS WORK. Glv Thia Office Toir Nasi Order. 'HINTING NTUCm MSI AMERICAN FIRST CUSS WORK Thia Office Tear Neat Order. )LUME XXXIII. NO. 25. LOUISVILLE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS. IE A CHRISTMAS Never Ile So I.ong an This ncreaalng World of Ours Lasts. 'ason Unites All Men in Broth erhood of One Great Family. ' Dickens and Irving Write on V This Greatest of Chritlan T Festivals. TltS THE HEARTS 01 MILLIONS rhrlatmss ran never die so long It the world lasts, because It Is the Imembrance of a divine eveni. n J not the commemoration of a battle a coronation or a great discovery, r time obliterates the memory of ese, and they fade Into mere his torical data. The event whicn t-nrisi-mas calls to mind is Infinitely above the classification of human records, and la palpitating with interest and life in the memories and hearts of milliona. ThnsA who lose the faith, or who have never had it, can not appre ciate Christmas or taste Its pure joys. For them it muBt be a sad season, for they ifool themselves Just out of Joint with the traditions, of mankind and feel the stings of . remorse and foreboding. For them this holiest season Is a mere orgle of material feasting, and a time for aadrtng pretty nothings, to their f "vfriends and for giving and receiving presents. Now Christmas is unin-. telligible without Christianity, and' even those unfortunate people who have lost the faith must feel this, if they are Imbued with the feelings which English literature engenders on this subject. 1 There are some ad people who disbelieve the word of God and never darken the door of a church, and yet year after year they read Dickens' Christmas stories and Wash ington Irvlng's beautiful sketches. And may the Christmas of Dickens and Irving long survive In our litera ture, for it is the Christian Christ mas, and If those great authors wrote nothing else they deserve the' title of benefactors of the English-speaking race for their Immortal tratlsea on thia greatest of Christian fes tivals. 1 Christmas Is a great leveler of humanity. Or it might be more cor rect to say Christmas elevate all to an equal level. When England lost the faith she lost also many social blessings which follow In the train of faith. Christmas Is the great leveler. It Is 80 In Catholic lands. In fact the great days of the Catholic calendar are all levelers. Ash, Wednesday sees the rich and poor, learned and ignorant, at the rails to be branded with the brand of the tnmh Pnl.tn Sunrlav sees them again together receiving the palms, and Vrich and poor meet before the altar, ' Jof the palm branch Is to all an j'niblem of hope In their common Tatherland. Christmas also levels all Ind ignores all distinctions of caste,' folor or condition, and unites them the brotherhood of one great fam y. What is the great unltive ele ment In the festival of Christmas? rnat is the electric spark that fires Ve hearts of millions on that day, Id binds them In the bond of faith id love?; It Is the thought con tained in 'those words, "Who for ns . - J a . . ...t.irllnn ft a m a uieu auu iur our wiibuwh town from heaven." The pronoun 'ns" is the great leveler that tells he king or the plutocrat or the avant or the high-born lady that - or sue is human, ana mat we are l recipients of the blessings of id's love, and as such should unite gratitude to Clod . on Christmas v, and vie with each other In love ' i.tlP nalohKnH In Imlt.tlAn of the i-auoauing love or lioa ior us. im Veai of the church Is In the same rlt of universal brotherhood, for Unvitatlon Is not to the Individual ) to all: "Adeste Fldeles; venlte remus Domlnun." I h some villages of Brittany there . ( sort of miracle play on Christ- I eve. The crib, as we should It. Is erected in the churches, ,t Instead of lay figures represent K the Holy Family living persons ay the parts of the Blessed Virgin ;d St. Joseph, a real baby repre- ,nts our inrant Baviour, ana reai ,ttle munch the hay in the mlmlo ittle shed. During the mass priests, rolyte and congregation proceed round the church, and arriving at he crib do homage to the figurants m the Nativity scene. Holy water I sprinkled by the priests on man, mam anu uaoy and anerwara on io attle; tnen going to toe church door he P'K asperge and blesses all land flocks of the people, driven by htm for hat Standing on- the topmost Dorch wlthhi choristers mirnllAi ai.lvtpa hpfllde I him, the priest dips the ,io me silver ewer oi tnd showers the latter xen and the sheep, and ii-ang of the bells around the r lnwlnir and baaing, lis words and cries of . are heard ever and ''mn words of blessing in f the Father, and of the be Holy Ghost. I KVTKItTAINMKXT. !rn of St. Leo's school lr annual Christmas en t the school hull in Highland Park tomorrow evening, and a prog rami me of recitations and songs ha been arranged with two playlets laterspersed. Those taking part are 8. Sapp, M. Bayen, O. Wise, A. Bayens, Joseph Belsler, R. Will lama, W. JJelsler, M. 8tark, T. Lan caster, R. Schwlerman, R. Marcell, M. Schulti, A. Vlers, M. fllmms. F. Johnson, R. Newton and U Matt Ingly. Tickets of admission are twenty-five cents. THOMAS KEENAN, JR. The entire city was Inexpressibly shocked Wednesday when It became known that Thomas Keenan, Jr., son .J I 411 ... , . of Undertaker Thomas Keenan, had died at his home on West Broadway, following an illness of only a few days of double pneumonia. Since leaving Notre iDame University he was associated with his father in the undertaking business, and each year developed In him the greatest asset that any man could possess, a noble, upright character, whose heart was ever tender and true, whose ears were ever open to the tale of sorrow and woe, and whose hand was ever extended In charity to the unfor tunate and afflicted. From his boy hood up Tommy Keenan lived 'his re ligion in every act of his life. His was a cheery, happy nature, with al ways a genial smile that many will miss. He was a member of the Hibernians, 'Mackln Council and the Bt. Vincent de Paul Society. Sur viving him are his wife and one child, his parents and one brother and three sisters, to whom Is extended most sincere sympathy In their sad bereavement. The funeral will take place this morning at 9 o'clock from Holy Cross church, with a solemn high mass of requiem. May his soul rest In peace. RE-ELECT OFFICERS. Division 4. the Limerick division of the A. O ,H., had a well attended meeting Monday evening in spite of the severe weather, the principal magnet being' the annual election of officers, and the present set were given a vote of confidence by being re-elected for the coming year. Presi dent John H. Hennessy stated that he was grateful for the honor, hav ing served fifteen years as President of the division and still had some good work left in him. County President rw. J. Connelly compli mented the division on the choosing of Its leaders and predicted that a bright future was In store for the order locally because of the per sonnel of the officers of the dif ferent divisions selected during the past two weeks. Under the head of good of the order talks were made by W. P. McDonogh, who paid quite a tribute to the book of "Songs, Sonnets and Essays" Just issued by the Fathers Crowley, and advised his hearers to purchase a copy. Col. John Score spoke of the plans and programme of the Orphans' Society and pleaded for new members. James McTlghe talked of the sanitary laws and germ-proof measures. Harry T. Colgan camollgiented County Presi dent Connelly on his address, but took exception to the speech of WTll McDonogh In nominating Council man 'M. J. McDermott for Sentinel, the speaker stating that Mr. McDon ogh was too 'brief in his enconlums In nominating this popular officer. Other speakers were Sergeant Pat Kenealey, Thomas P. Dlgnan, John Kenefick and Thomas Downey. The officers elected were as follows: - President John H. Hennessy. Vice President Thomas Lynch. Financial Secretary Thomas J. Langan. Recording Secretary John J. Barry. Treasurer 'Pat Connelly. . Sergeant-at-Arms Thomas rell. Sentinel M. J. McDermott. Standing Committee F. Mooney, W. P. McDonogh, Far- J. Pat Kenealey, Thomas McTlghe. Dlgnan, James VINCENT! A NS. The general meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Society last Sunday afternoon overtaxed the large audi torium of the Knights of Columbus, and many were forced to stand. Re ports showed that the conferences had relieved hundreds of distressed families and bad been generous ir their contributions. Interesting re ports were, submitted by the various committees, who have been rendering excellent services in our public char ity Institutions. President Doyle announced the death of , the late Thomas Hill and the critical illness of Thomas Hines, whose work for the Vtncenttau wrought blessings In this world and the next. Rev. Ed mund Kaiser, O. M. C, delivered the address, in which be said the splen did gathering indicated the Vin cent Ian spirit and the charity of the Catholic church. Rev. Father Dona hue, of the Cathedral, closed the meeting with a few remarks that were heartily appreciated. CENTRAL COMMITTER. Friday night of last week St. John's' Hall, Clay and Walnut, was thronged with members of the Cen tral Committee, Catholic Knights of America, when a spirit of Interest and enthusiasm was manifest that indicates an awakening and renewed activity In Increasing the member ship of the local branches. President Ben Kruse occupied the chair, and after the various committees had been heard from State President Score reported the work the branches have under way and the plans for the coming State convention. After talks by Gen. Michael Relchert, Peter J. Dowllng, Col. J. P. McGinn, it was decided that - the Central Committee begin the new year by visiting all the branches In regular order and thus Inaugurating a cam paign that will swell the member ship. The feeling of harmony, pre vailing In the Central Committee was attested by the election by unanimous vote of the following offi cers, whq will be Installed on the second Friday In January: President Ben A. Kruse. , Vice President Oscar Maler. Secretary Henry G. Schulten. Treasurer Charles Falk. Marshal -Col. J. P. McGinn. Trustees Gen. M. Relchert, P. J. Dowling, C. J. Kapp. After a stirring address by S. R. Hardman an Invitation was accepted to visit Branch 6 at St. Martin's Hall on the first Wednesday night In January. Upon motion a special committee was instructed to Invite the Rev. Father Schuhmann to con tinue as Spiritual Director. Here after notices will be sent of deaths In the branches, when the members will assemble to recite prayers for the departed. After the adjourn ment the delegates were entertained for an hour as the guests of the President-elect. TRUCE PLAN FAILS. The Observatore Romano, the Vatican organ, referring last Satur day to the efforts of Pope Benedict to bring about a truce during the Christmas season among the warring powers, says: "The august Pontiff, In homage, faith and devotion to Christ the Re demer, who is the Prince of Peace, and also by reason of sentiments of humanity and pity, especially toward the families of the combatants, ad dressed confidentially the belligerent governments to ascertain how they would receive the proposal of a truce during such a solemn festivity as Christmas. All .the powers de clared th'at they highly appreciated the loftiness of the Pontifical Initia tive. A majority gave their sympa thetic adherence to the proposal, but some did not feel able to agree to it. Thus lacking he necessary unanimity, tne fontirr has been unable to reach the benevolent result . which the paternal heart of His Holiness prom ised himself." The Vatican authorities made pub lic a document setting forth the efforts made by the Pope to obtain a truce In the European war during the Christmas season. The efforts of the Pontiff unfortunately, failed, according to the Vatican announce ment, "owing to the opposition of a certain power." It Is stated by per sons In close touch with the Vatican that the Turkish and Russian Gov ernments declined to agree to a Christmas truce. The first announce ment of an effort on the part of the Pope for a truce In Europe over the Christmas holiday came through the German press bureau, which said that Germany was agreeable to this proposal, provided all the other powers concerned accepted It. CHOIR PROGRAMME. The Cecllian choir, of St. Louis Bertrand'a church, under the direc tion of Rev. E. A. Baxter, will render the following programme at the 9 o'clock mass on Christmas morning: Xilory to God" Chorus. "O, Holy Night" Misses Kennedy and Hancock. "Adeste Fldells" Choir accom panied by Holy Rosary Orchestra, "Silent Night" Chorus. "Bethlehem" Chorus. March Holy Rosary Orchestra. . Organist Miss Nell O'Sullivan. NEW ALBANY. The Ancient Order of Hibernians have elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: Chaplain Very Rev. Charles Cur ran. Assistant Chaplain Rev. Albert Wicks. President Dan Walsh, Sr. Vice President John Winn. Recording Secretary John Gould lng. Financial Secretary J. O'Hara. Treasurer John McBarrou. Marshal Moses Doyle. . Sergeant-at-Arms John Coyle. Doorkeeper J. M. O'Hara. Standing Committee John Her ley, Frank Richards and James Hlg glns. The New Albany division Is one of the oldest In Indiana and is today strong numerically and financially. SODALITIES CELEBRATE. Lust Sunday at St. Joseph's, St, Martlu'a and St. Boniface churches the young ladies and young men of the parishes celebrated the anni versary of their respective sodalities by receiving communion during the high mass in the morning and at tending solemn vespers and benedic lion in the afternoon, when special sermons were preached. At St. Bout face church the sermon wr preached by the Rev. J. J. Fitzgerald, of St Leo' church, Highland 1'ark, and upon those who heurd blun bis words had Impressive and ploaslng effect. At St. Martin's the sermon was de livered by Kev. Martin Frunken berger. COMING EVENTS. December 20 Entertainment for St. Philip. Nerl church at Wlndthorst HaU, Floyd and Woodbine. December 20 Christmas enter tainment, St. Leo' school. Highland Park. December 28 Euchre and lotto In ; rK,e.n ""''J ' or St. Patrick's school hall, Thirteenth ' fWVit; .V""8 2 ."2 anil v.rv.t r08e ,n 18. DT doxen educated I .o w . i u ! young men. but the effort was futile. . o!Cemw , :g,",3rSf Jel ,no.w,Fmlne had starved to death a mlll at St.. Charles Hall. Twenty-seventh ! i ,i .. and Chestnut. . Tuesday, December 29 Euchrt for Belgium sufferers at St. Will iam's school hall. . January 5 Concert for benefit of St. Columba's church. In school hall, Thlrty-rfifth and Jefferson. January 6-7 Euchre and lotto for St. Mary and Elisabeth Hospital, to be held In hospital building. Tuesday, January 12 Uuonre and lotto by Cathedral Altar Society In new Cathedral hall. January 24 Catholic Choral Union concert at Macauley's Thea ter for benefit of St. Lawrence Insti tute for Homeless Boy. January 27-28 .Ladies' Sewing Society annual charity euchre and lotto at Phoenix Hill for St. Anthony's Hospital. UNCHANGED lion. James K. McUuire Gives His Views on Home Rule. Says England Will Always Re main the Sole Kneiny of Ireland. Kmertreney Measure to Suierin- duee Recruiting For Brlt ixh Army. GEBMANY FOR IRISH FREEDOM Hon. James K. McGuire, former Mayor of Syracuse and for years prominent In the United Irish League, objects to Ireland enlisting against Germany, whose Govern ment, through the voice of the Imperial Chancellor, declares for the national freedom of, the Green Isle. England will always remain the sole enemy, ot Ireland, be declares, as economic and industrial pressure make her the natural and logical destroyer of Irish industry and com merce. Contending that the home rule bill will effectually stop devel oping foreign trade and subject Ireland to increased taxation from the burden of an office-holding brigade, Mayor McGuire presents the following: Ireland contains 33,000 square miles, England 68,000. Ireland is more fertile than either England or Scotland. The population of Eng land Is close to 35,000,000, Ireland Is stripped down to 4,000,000 of In habitants and ought to be able to support In comfort 15,000,000 of people. The Island contains coal. iron, marble, copper and various re sources not possible of development because of English control and op position. Her Industries are con fined to a small section of the Northeast, held in hand by the descendents of Invaders, fortified originally by conquest, and rarely do you find a pure native holding any Important business station In any of the thirty-two counties of the Island. The prevailing fashion Is to class the natives s laxy and incom petent without scrutinizing the his toric and economic reasons which have brought them to their present plight and left them at the mercy of the conquerors. Few of her critics take into account the repressive com mercial codes of centuries, lifted too late, in part, to restore industry. The English T'arllajnent enacted laws which ruined the once prosperous manufacturing Industries of the country. As soon as Ireland devel oped an important direct export trade, England crushed the life out ot it by export tariffs, hostile duties aimed at Irish exports solely. At one time Irish woolens were the first In Europe. The output of her looms found their way to all the cities of the continent. The cloth makers ot England successfully petitioned the Parliament to place an arbitrary, preferential export duty on Irish woolens which annihilated the indus try. That trade never recovered from the blow. England gave bounties to manufacturers In various lines, subsidies to ships and none to Ireland. After bankrupting Ireland, she removed these restrictions In the midst of the continental war ex actly a she promise home rule now as. an emergency measure to super induce recruiting for the British army. The Irish Volunteer of a hundred years or more ago were or ganised aa the result of the suppres sion ot Irish trade. They forced the Government to supply them arm In the lame maimer a the Irish Volun teer of today. The great wars on the continent frightened England Into granting an Irish Parliament In 1782. which was taken away from Ireland twenty years later. Pension ers of the Government and traitors destroyed the nutional cause exactly as they are trying to do today. That brief period of a free country was the one brlttkt epoch of modern Irish history. The factories were occupied and increasing, the harbor filled with ships, and liuiulKratkin ex ceeded emigration. Irish independ ence and growing tomiuerce aroused fearful Jealousies on the part of her more powerful neighbor, who pro ceeded to crush Ireland again by acts of repression. ' This led to re bellion and bloodshed and the execu tion of Robert Emmet, followed by the destruction of Irish Industries. Then came seventy years of horror, imininn riorf t tnn .hUra. h lite Diood or tne nation was ex hausted and her children scattered to the four corners of the earth, but preserving good memories. ROUSING MEETING. Division 1 held a rousing meeting on Thursday night of last week with the old guard fully represented, and County .President Connelly, President Maloney, of Division 3, and others present aa visitors. President Tarpy occupied the chair and there was a round of applause when Martin J. Cusick was reported on the way to speedy recovery. Secretary IFarrell read a communication and greetings from National Secretary Sullivan and then the election of officers took place, the following being chosen for the term beginning in January: President Mark Ryan. Vice President William Cushlng. Financial : Secretary Edward Clancy. Recording Secretary James P. Barry. Treasurer Thomas Keenan. Sergeant-at-Arms Thomas Tarpy. Standing Committee Daniel Mc Carthy, Anthony Tompkins, Thomas Walsh, John Ryan, Charles J. Fine gan. The foregoing officers will be In stalled on the first Thursday In January. 'President Maloney was called upon and commended the choice of officers, predicting that 1915 would be a successful year for Division 1. In concluding he exhorted his hearers to work earnestly to Increase their membership. County President Connelly was given a hearty greeting, but as the hour was Tate his address was made brief. He felt that great progress would be made by the order gen erally during the coming year, and expressed himself pleased with the results of the election. He returned thanks to the retiring officers for their support and services in the County Board. ORPHAN SOCIETY. There was a surprisingly large at tendance last Sunday "afternoon "at the first annual general meeting of the newly organized Catholic Orphan Society at Bertrand HaU, and upon all sides were heard words of com mendation for the work already ac complished. President Meehan, in calling the meeting to order, stated that the only business would be the nomination of officers for the en suing year, who would be voted for by the parish branches tomorrow at their respective churches, the returns to be made at a meeting to be held In the evening at 5 o'clock at the Cathedral Hall. Secretary Dan J. Hennessy declined renominatlon, and with this exception the old board was placed In nomination as follows: President William T. Meehan. Vice President H. A. Veeneman. Recording Secretary Harry T. Colgan. Financial Secretary S. R. Hard man. Corresponding Secretary Joseph A. Hoerter. Treasurer Joseph P. McGinn, George Naber. After a few remarks by J. W. Klapheke and J A. Hoerter and an nouncement that a branch was being organized In St. Philip Nerl parish, the meeting was adjourned that all might attend the Vincentlan gather ing at the Knights of Columbus Hall. At each church where there Is a branch there will be ballots and boxes for the election of the central officer. HOLIDAY EUCHRE. The men of the Building Associa tion of St. Patrick's parish will give a grand euchre and lotto on Monday evening, 'December 28, at 8 o'clock, In the school ball. Thirteenth and Market streets. A special feature of the Christmas holiday entertainment will be the awarding of many fine hams and fat chickens among those who come to take part In the festivi ties. The work of the Building As sociation this year has almost been as successful as that ot last year, and the ladles and gentlemen are in hopes that this Christmas entertain ment will result In such a manner aa to enable them to equal or even surpass last year They take this method of inviting all of their friends to come to the euchre and lotto and assist them In attaining the goal for which they are striving. DEATH A SHOCK. Mrs. Fred Harlg. 1476 South Sec ond street, received on Wednesday morning the sad Intelligence ot the death of her venerable mother, Mrs. Theresa Doyle, In Carlow, Ireland. Mrs. Doyle and her children had only recently returned from spending the summer at her mother' home In the Green Isle, and the news came aa a great shock as the deceased was in perfect health in October. Maity friends sympathize with Mrs. Harlg In her bereavement. GIVEN GOOD START. The Mackln Council' Basketball League has been given a good start, and the few gainee played have al ready aroused a spirit of enthusiasm and keen rivalry. The officers who will direct this league are A. C. Spayd, President; E. Lent, Secre tary; John R. Harry, Umpire; Rob ert Osborne, Referee; Joseph Bur ford, Scorer-Timekeeper. The Cap tains of the respective teams follow: Allies, Donohue; Braves, Seiiadd; Teutons, C. Gruesaer; Emeralds, Flannery; Pierce Arrows, Rlhn; Old Rose Buds, Alberts. OWEN8BORO. Officers for the ensuing year were elected by Sarto Council, Y. M. I., of Owensboro, at last week s meeting, and the organization has taken on renewed life In the extension of Its work among young men ot that city. Initiations at an early date are planned for and several affairs for the holidays are under way that will make the lodge rooms very popular among the members. Following are the newly elected officers, who will serve for one year: President, Fred W. Arnold; First Vice President, August Graf; Second Vice President, Charles Barbour; Financial Secre tary, Charles T. Dorn; Recording Secretary, John L. Oberst; Corre sponding Secretary, A. L. Laub; Treasurer, William Carlton; Mar shal, Andrew Oberst; Inside Sentinel, Sylvester - Cox; Outside Sentinel, Sylvester Hagan; Executive Board, Albert Oberst, W. E. Danhauer, Michael Kortz, Vernon McAtee and Joseph Flnter. Fred Arnold, Charley uorn and Charles Barbour are pio neer members of tho Y. M. I., and their election will be hailed with satisfaction by all the grand and local councils. MEET IN ST. PAUL. The next meeting nf tha Cnthnll Educational Association will ha haM at St. Paul, Minn., at the end of June, 1915. A very cordial Invitation has been received from Most Rev. Archbishop Ireland to hold the twelfth annual mnetlngr In tils ltv and plans are already being laid to make next year's convention one of the most Important in the history of the association. Since Its organiza tion the association has 'been fruit ful in good work, and the next con vention, by getting in closer touch with the nromlnent Cnthnltr ariii. cators of the Northwest, will be pro ductive of that firmer union which Is essential to the a-rowth and valua of any society. CRUCIFORM CATHEDRAL. The preliminary sketches for new CBthedral for the diocese of Sioux Falls, to cost about 1200,000, are belna: nrenared. Tha abetchaa call for a .cruciform church 175x75 reet, with transepts 120 feet in width, and a seating capacity of 1.000. The facade will h orna mented .with twin towera- and the sanctuary will be quite large. The building will be of Jaspar. The sketches will be submitted to Right Rev. Bishop O'Gorman on his return rrom Home, and It Is expected that work of construction will begin next spring. DIRECTORS ELECTED. The annual meeting of the officer and directors of St. Lawrence In stitute was held Sunday evening, when six directors were chosen for the year 1915. Those whose terms bad expired were re-elected, after which plan were promulgated for the success of the Catholic Choral Union concert for the benefit of the boys' home. OFFICERS ARK ELECTED, The St. Charles Benevolent Society held its monthly meeting Monday night and elected the following offi cers for the ensuing year: Peter J. Hofmann, President; Martin Stocker, Vice President; J. H. Blumers, Secretary; William Grunel sen. Vice Secretary; Joseph E. Zeller, Treasurer, and Christ Kron mueller, Marshal. FEDERATION. Owing to the numerous society meetings last week and the absence of many delegates, the Catholic Fed eration postponed the election ot officers until the January meeting. when the new constitution will be adopted. President Gans expects the next meeting to be the largest of the year. CHRISTMAS SERVICES. The services In the local Catholto churches on Christmas day will be at the same hours as usual on Sun day, with the exception of the first, which will be at 5 and 5:30 o clock and will be solemn high. In all the churches there will be special musi cal programmes. HOLY CROSS. Tomorrow morning a(ier the 7:30 o'clock mas there will be a recep tion ot new member Into the Young Men'a Sodality at Holy Cross church. Thirty-second and Broadway. The ceremony will be conducted by Rer. Father Hrey, the pastor, whose ef forts In behalf ot the young men and women of the congregation are pro ducing most gratifying results. FORTY HOURS PRAYER. In this city tomorrow the Forty Hours' devotions will begin In St. Brlgld's church and continue until Tuesday. The solemn and beautiful services will be directed by Rev. Father Jansen, the pastor, who will be assisted by pastors from other churches. TAKE VOWS. Misses Margaret Stolz, of Coving ton; Neva Collins, of Hamilton, Ohio, and Marie Venuneren, of Lansing, Mich., became nuns Thursday In the Sisters of Visitation Academy of Cardouie at Georgetown. HUhop Maes olHclated, acslnied by Fathers C'ubuck and Van liecelttere. REPUBLICANS Reorganize and Plan to Organ ise the State From End to I'.nd. Calibre of Leadens Meuns New Era in the Future Elect ion a. Average Hull MooMer Actuated Solely by Motives of Hlgotry. FOLLY OF A VICE COMMISSION The meeting . ot the Republican State Central Committee at the Gait House on Wednesday afternoon marked the beginning of a new era in Kentucky politics, as steps were taken to reorganize the party from one end of the State to the other, and this means that only the best material of the fast disappearing Bull Moose party will be allowed to again take an active part or leader ship in the affairs of the G. O. P. Among the prominent leaders who were present at the meeting were E, T. Franks, of Owensboro; Judge Winn, of Mt. Sterling; George W. Long, of Leltchfleld; J. W. Mc Culloch, of Owensboro, and ex-Cov. Willson, Charles Scholl, Judge Will iam Dearlng and Albert Scott, ot this city. These men and others of the same caliber who were present stand high in public opinion through out the State, and the Republican party under their guidance Is sure to be a factor in coming elections. The Progressive or Bull Moose party In this State has simply and solely been a party ot prejudice and bigotry and the principles of the Progressive platform meant nothing at all to 95 per cent, of the Bull Moose voters, this great quantity in their ranks not even being able to define the word progressive. As far as understanding the principles laid down by Roosevelt and the other leaders, they were hopelessly Ignor ant, voting blindly at the dictation of the few intelligent men, who were Interested either from personal moH tlves or. revenge on the Republican party. In 1912 the opposition to Taft came from the Junior Order and other kindred A. P. A. societies throughout the country because ot his fairness to Catholics, and this element deserted the Republican party In droves to become Progres sive not because of the platform or of love for Roosevelt, but simply through hatred of President Taft. who in addition to his other acts of Justice, ruined himself forever by vetoing the pet project of the Junior Order, viz., the immigration bill, which was aimed at Catholics prin cipally. i The political situation at present from a State standpoint will prove beneficial to the Interests of all, be cause with both the Democratic and Republican parties freed of bigoted leaders strong candidates will bo nominated, and no matter who Is re turned the victor the people will be assured of an administration free from bigotry and under no obligation to the dark lantern element who have heretofore essayed to sway the balance of power in our .elections. Today the Republican party Is a formidable contender and It be hooves the Democrats to select a strong ticket In the primary, and It will be good-night if Percy Haly and his coterie attempt to select a slate In the coming. August primary. Men must not be chosen simply be cause they are Democrats, but their fitness and qualifications sTnould be considered, and the people, not the machine, should be the Judge. Many local Democrats are disap pointed over the action of Mayor Buschemeyer in shoving through the General Council an ordinance estab lishing a Vice Commission with a 82.000 budget attached. This is but carrying out the whm of the peeudo reformers who haunted the 'last legislative session endeavoring to have the same measure passed, it then being known as the red light bill, the above promoters all being loyal Bull Moosers in the municipal election. The above sum of money will be probably used In giving them a chance to go slumimlng and later make report at a banquet probably, the report being practically the same that the average policeman can re turn dally. It appears literally as) a waste of money when It is consid ered what a hard time was had . to secure $500 for playground purposes and the tax rate for next year in creased nine cents. As predicted In these columns exclusively, Capt. Harry Jlundschu was appointed a Superintendent of the Aim House, and this (election la Indeed an admirable one from ever? standpoint. NOTKD 1'IHEST DEAD. The Rev. Christopher A. McEvoy, a former President ot Villanova College, near 1'hJludHlphia, and Provincial of the Order of St. Augustine, died at Villanova on Mon day night. He had been 111 for about a year. Father McEvoy was boru In Ireland seventy-four year ago. and was noted for hi work In establish ing parochial schools. WHAT HOY DOES. At the Church of the Sacred Heart In Paris a twenty-two ton hc'l Is tolled by electricity. A choir bi.y doe the work which formerly r quired the services of five men.