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Never Ile So I.ong an This
ncreaalng World of Ours
'ason Unites All Men in Broth
erhood of One Great
Family. '
Dickens and Irving Write on
V This Greatest of Chritlan
T Festivals.
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
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.
!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.
The entire city was Inexpressibly
shocked Wednesday when It became
known that Thomas Keenan, Jr., son
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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.
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.
Recording Secretary John J.
Treasurer 'Pat Connelly. .
Sergeant-at-Arms Thomas
Sentinel M. J. McDermott.
Standing Committee F.
Mooney, W. P. McDonogh,
Kenealey, Thomas
Dlgnan, James
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.
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
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.
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.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians
have elected officers for the ensuing
year as follows:
Chaplain Very Rev. Charles Cur
ran. Assistant Chaplain Rev. Albert
President Dan Walsh, Sr.
Vice President John Winn.
Recording Secretary John Gould
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.
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
December 20 Entertainment for
St. Philip. Nerl church at Wlndthorst
HaU, Floyd and Woodbine.
December 20 Christmas enter
tainment, St. Leo' school. Highland
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.
lion. James K. McUuire Gives
His Views on Home
Says England Will Always Re
main the Sole Kneiny of
Kmertreney Measure to Suierin-
duee Recruiting For Brlt
ixh Army.
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
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.
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
Recording Secretary James P.
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
'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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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.

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