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VOLUME XLIH.-NO. 22.
LOUISVILLE, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 29,1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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BRITAIN'S
Propaganda In Uio-United States I
Exposed in Investigator'
s; Report.
Histories and Text Books Rewritten
. ', - to Influence Present Gen-
' cration.
i Northcllffo Fund "of $150,000,000
and Ten Thousand Agents
For Propaganda.-
SEE TIIB ANGLO-SAXON MYTH.
Amazing revelations of British
f propaganda In. the United States is
oxposed n a report by Edward F.
McSweeney, Chairman of the Ameri
canization Committee of the Massa
chusetts Chamber of Commerce. The
report in part is aa follows;
What Is tho object of this alleged
attack on tho Integrity of the United
States and the proof that any at
tack 13 being made? Answering the
Bret question: imperial am'blt on,
the persistent and never-changing
methods of British diplomacy ihave,
during 300 years, -increased an
Island kingdom of 60,000 square
mllAs to an emniro of 15.000.000
square miles more than one-half of
tho inhabited iertilo land area of the
world and from a population of
about 6,000,000 to a combined rul
ing and subjugated population of
more than half a Milton souls.
To achieve this result England,
during tho generations, toy tho arts
In which it is indubitably the mas
ter of the -world, has successfully
wrecked every nation that aspired
to be its competitor for any consid
erable share of the world's com
merce or ifor equality of political
power among the States of the
world. As the result of this policy
Britain has, by intrigue, propaganda
and alliance, destroyed in turn tho
commercial power of Spain, Holland,
Denmark, France and, during tho
great world war, that of Austria
Hungary and Germany.
Thore remain, today only two na
tions which are real competitors of
England Japan and the United
States. Japan, being in hope of en
joyment of the -fruits of its secret
treaties, is for the present not In
""danger;" "the only -remaining- ;com-
petitor to Britain is the United
Btatos, which is now being allured
Into a permanent alliance, to be
followed by a formal reunion, -for
whichi its propaganda service is fer
vently at work to create a favorable
sentiment dn this country.
What are the proofs that this con
spiracy is under way? It has never
ceased for over 140 years. Since
Colonial times wo have always had
a considerable part of tho popula
tion who opposed our national inde
pendent existence from British con
trol. The Tories were one-half, if
not more, of the population of Wash
ington's time. They politically con
trolled Massachusetts in the war of
IBM ana Trvero uxwvw m diiueumj .
during the civil war. It is, however;
only during tho last three years that ,
the modern Angiopwies nave como
out Into the open and shown them
selves In their true colors.
Tho first effect of the British pro
paganda campaign has been to un
dermine tho foundations of our na
tional life by tampering with tho
children In" the public schools. As
can. be shown conclusively, this al
ready has made substantial progress.
The history of the Revolution has
been .rewritten. In the words of Dr.
James K. Mosmer, LL. D in his
history of Samuel Adams in the
American statesmen series, page
263: "The; objections to a connec-.,
Uon with England, fco important a
hundred years ago, have been, to
a largo extent, set aside;" and fur-i
ther, "The time may come through I
some application or xno ueuerai,
principle that they (the United
States and Great Britain) may come
together into a vaster United States,
the pathways to whose scattered
parts shall be subjected seas." .
After Lord Northcllifo's return to
England, following his visit to the
United States in 1917, it wa3 report
ed to Parliament that he had left
here $150,000,000 for propaganda
and 10,000 agents. In that year a
Fourth of July demonstration was
held In London, during which
George Haven Putnam, the 'bead of
one of the largest book publishing
. houses In this country, made the fol
lowing observations: 1
"The feelings and prejudices, of
Americans concerning their trans
Atlantic kinsfolk were shaped for
my' generation, as for the -boys of
every generation that had grown
up slnco 1775, on text books, and
' histories that presented unhlstCTleal,
partisan and often distorted views of
the history of the first English col
onies, of the events of tho Revolu
tion, ot the issues that brought
about tho war of 1812-15 and the
grievances of 18111-65.
"The influence of the British ele
ments in our population has proved
Bufflolently strong to enable the Eng-lish-Amerioans
to bring It under con
trol and to weld it into a nation
that, in its common, character and
.purposes, is English. Text books
''are now. being prepared which will
present juster historical accounts of
the events of 1775-83, 1812-15 and.
1861r65."
The most dangerous and un-Amer-loan
of-the British propaganda argu
ments is that about "Anglo-Saxon
orvnlz&tion," because It is the oldest
" and has the most distinguished ad
- vooatea. By dint of iteration and re
iteration this uncontradicted false
heed bos actually brought about In
. Ifre United .States the subconscious
MeeptA&ee of a rafegaadiog Idea
' iffctoa during the last fifty .years' has
p-owa until K is. eoramenly used,
yt nobody ever kow what it
means. One of Its high priests,
President Nicholas Murray Butler,
of Columbia University, recently de
scribed what he calls tho "Anglo
Saxon impulso" in tho London
Times.
"Nothing seems to me more olear
than that the world desperately
hecdia for its leadership, guidance
and safety precisely those qualltlos
of mind and charactef known in
modern history as Anglo-Saxon. It
Is tho extraordinary persistence of
the ,Anglo-Saxon impulse which
brought America Into existence; It
Is tho underlying and controlling fact
In American life. It has furnished
the war through which the shuttle
bf time and change has carved the
threads which unako American his
tory.
"Despite tho largo Irish, .German,
Slavic, Italian, Scandinavian and
Jewish additions to tho original
American population, the Anglo-
Saxon Impulse holds Its own. in
America it Is repeating, on a larger
tcale, the history of England,-and
It is drawing to itself support and
strength from the other and varied
nationalities that are here joined
to it
"The English language overrules
the Immigrants' native tongue. If
not in tho first generation, certainly
in tho second, and the English com
mon law, with. Its statutory amend
ments and additions, displaces tho
immigrants' customs of llfo and
trade with a rapidity that Is triily
astonishing."
. The Anglo-Saxon impulse was and
Is not in the least responsible for
the progress of the United States. It
had nothing to do with tho Spanish
In Florida, the Huegenots in Vir
ginia, the Swedes in Delaware and
New Jersey, theDutch in New York
and Pennsylvania, and the Celts In
Maryland and Pennsylvania.-
IRISH BILL DATE FIXED.
From London it has been cabled
that a definite date is now fixed for
Introduction of tho Irish) Govern
ment bill. On or about Thursday,
December 4, tho Government will lay
upon the table of tho House of Com
mons the Irish -proposals, which will.
in the belief of the coalition sup
porters, "at least command discus
sion both in the United Kingdom
and beyond the seas." Tho London
Chronicle, which is understood to re
flect the Prime Minister's views,
says:
"The Governments are wishful
that the Irish bill should bo exam
ined thoroughly by every one Inter
ested, and they are not too likely .to
take any further step with regard
to it until after Christmas! By the
time the second reading is fixed,
therefore, full opportunity will have
been given to the formation of pub
lic opinion as to Its practicability.
Tho opinion Ot tho people of the
United? 84ates Is eb.xelevant"to do-
clslon or a parliamentary aneasuro
of course, 'but it will have a certain
effect on public opinion in Ireland
and Great iBritaln. The point of in
terest to -Americans probably will lie
in tho fact that the scheme -will con
tain all elements of local Govern
ment, as local Government Is under
stood in America, and it should,
therefore, commend Itself to that
people as a roasonablo proposal for
settlement."
NEW ALBANY.
Rev. Father John Handley, ot the
Order of tho Congregation of St.
Paul, and a member ot the staff .of
St. Mary's Catholib church in Chi
cago, has been conducting this week
at Holy Trinity church ono ot tho
most successful and beneficent spir
itual retreats for men over known
in New Albany. It will close to
morrow wjth sermon and blessing.
Father Handly, who states' that ho
is a convert to tho Catholic faith,
has been in the priosthood sides
1899, and has been active In mission
work in the United Stato.s and in
Alaska. Beforo he entered tho
priesthood he was a newspaper man,
and he recolved hlg early newspa
per training under tho lato Manna
duke B. Morton, a former well-
Known LouiBvmo newspaper man.
At one time ho was a reporter on
the Nashville American and he at
tended Vanderbilt. University. It
wns while he was serving as private
secretary to Georgo B. Cable, tho
novelist, that he becamo convorted
to tho Catholic faith.
MISSION AT ST. TETERS.
Beginning at 10 o'clock tomorrow-
morning a two weeks' mission,
conducted by the Friars Minor Con
ventual, will open at St. Peter's
church, Seventeenth and Garland.
The first week will bo for women
and the last for men. Masses, will
be at 5:30 and 7:30 in the morn
ing, tho Way of tho Cross at 2:30
in the afternoon, and rosary Instruc
tion and sermon and benediction at
7:30 In tho evening. Father Peberl,
the pastor, will welcome all who de
sire to make the mission and obtain
the Papal blessing and indulgence.
BARDSTOWN,4
Sunday was a great day for the
Knights ot Columbus of Bards
town, when the third big
class Initiation within the past
six months was put 'oyer. The
degree work was exemplified by the
Bardstown and Louisville teams,
nearly fifty new members receiving
the honor of Knighthood. Following
the Initiatory ceremonies" a banquet
was served at the Bardstown Opera
House by the ladles of the Altar So
ciety of St. Joseph's ohurch. The
speakers for the'OccasIon were Dis
trict Deputy Thomas D. Cllnes, Hon.
u&n jonnson ana outers.
NOTICE TO CLASSES.
Miss Eva Cooper bais volunteered
to .teaoh the office training dasct on
Wednesday nights and Miss Anna
bell Agustus the Baglteh mathe
matics class on Friday jrights, for
the present term. The hours are
from - to '9 at the National Catholle
War CouneH rooms on Fourth
street,? and ail girls are welcome to
Join at nay time,. "There re b
efcKWW.: - t iri
.SOLOISTS WHO APPEAR
K. Of C
Paying the Svay of Soldiers, Sailors
and Marines in Leading
Colleges.
Scholars Represent Every State in
the Union and Also All
Creeds,
Stands Forth as a Rather Solid
Piece of Reconstruction
Work.
TO COST A MILLION DOLLARS.
In their official report of their ed
ucational movement for ox-servlce
men, tho Knights of Columbus show
tbJat out or a total of 3,000 applica
tions tor the loo scholarships they
offered last August to veterans of
the war 9S7 applicants qualified for
preliminary examination. Applica
tions wore received from every State
In the Union. Over 100 camo from
men in France and one from an
American soldier dn Germany. Tho
Knights increased the number of
scholarships from 100 to a number
sufficient to accommodate the men
who passed tho entrance examination
set by the Institution thoy desired to
enter. Of the 967 over 300 quali
fied; 284 are now in school and
others will be placed. It is expected
that the (final roster r K, ot C. ex
service scholars will contain 'between
350 and 450 names.
Not one of tho men selected by
the Knights had other prospects of
receiving higher technical or acad
emic education. Tho Knights pro
vide them with tuition, board und
lodging and books. In cases where
the men live off campus they are
allowed $50 per month for living ex
penses, a sum in excess of that
given 'by most largo endowments.
The bulk of the applicants selected
technical courses in engineering,
mining, agriculture, etc. They have
been placed in these numbers: Mas
sachusetts' Institute of Technology,
44; University of Pennsylvania, 2C;
University of Illinois, 30; George
town Foreign Service School, 25;
Sheffield Scelentlflo School (Yalo).
18; Stevens Instituto, 15; Louisiana
State University, 9; Worcester Poly
technic, 7; University at Minnesota,
6; (Brooklyn Polytechnic, 5; Univer
sity of California, 5; Purdue, 6;
Mlohigan Agricultural Collego, 4;
Ohio State College, 4; West Virginia
University, 2; Oregon Agricultural
Collego, 2; and Missouri University,
Montana State Agricultural College
and Colorado School of Mines, 1
each. Holy Cross College, of Wor
cester, leads in the receipt of acad
emic scholars, having 22; the Cathi
ollc University has 19, Notre Dame
University 18, Fordham 16, and the
others are distributed according to
tho proportion of applicants success
ful in the academic examinations.
The scholars come from, all States in
the Union, New York leading with
51, Massachusetts, having 49, Penn
sylvania 22, Connecticut 18, New
Jersey 15, Indiana 14, Louisiana 8,
Missouri 7, Minnesota 6, and Cali
fornia 5.
While the ,Khights asked no ques
tions concerning religious; affiliations
of applicants, all denominations are
represented among the scholars,
Catholic being less than 50 per cent,
ot the total. The names of scholars
attending one college are typical.
Brooklyn Polytechnic has Barrett,
Norwig, Finkelsteln, O'Brien and
P era! stein. It is estimated that the
cost ot giving these men a full
course will be ovef 11,000,000.
These scholarships, with the K. of
C. demobilized men's technical.
schools now operated by scores of
K'. of C. subordinate councils, will
bring the expenditure for the
Knights' educational branch' of re
construction work into multiple
millions, The Knighfcs "" haye no
strings on tlie students, excepting
they must keep abreast with studies.
Many football and. other athletic
stars are numbered among them, In
cluding Capt. Tim Callahan, of Yale.
Presidant .Hadley, of -Yale, has. de-.
Mrisea me pian ,s -an animrauie
wwk of reconstruotfoa" and PresI-.
dent Ira N. HoUie, of , .Worcester
Polytechnic, - congratulated the
Knffhte for "going aaaad without
red tape and without Imposing .all
kinds id. restnicUou.",
2
INSPECT HE CONVENT.
'A-.-i ,.
. (The CatholI&1?foith!west Progress
covers this grally exciting sub
ject with the fallowing editorial,
which ccrtainlylMves us a phase ot
Inspection oyerifoked by our Catho
lic brethren 1& most parts of our
country. We .tike tho cue with
pleasure and may tho Idea for the
consideration o? our societies and
readers. ThetPpegress says:
"Lot's have bnvent Inspection
of the right yort.: Georgia, Ala
bama and othftrStates in the 'solid'
South have Twsifd' convent inspec
tion laws wjBhit,' are a foul, cen
temptible blot; ibpon fcheir statute
books and upoKthe Shonorless men
who aro reSpessWe for' them. Under
the theory, whlt seems to have fas-
ieuou iiseu- upom many courts, mat
the police pewit isi. a keeper and
not a' proteotoft. these laws havef
been held coiwVtuttoual. But that
doesn't make
em decent, hondr
or worthy of a
able, respects
man's nroin
art.. If the bigot-
ed bipeds wh
lor convent In-
E-pectlon bIlM
d, 'dlsgutee them-
selves aa men'
-wemen and ask
1o be shown
Catholic con
d schools at
Vents, orphan
reasonable t:
: and In' reasonable
manner, thl3 '
age would be
granted to.
Atod it would be'
a good tM
fc-iwetfld.
be good for
odlcs, loo. if they
woum occasionally pay a vasit to
our Catholic Institutions and glimpse
a corner of God's kingdom. Vl3lt
tho Catholic orphanago in your com
munity. You need a ihuman heart
and not a sear.ch warrant. See tho
wondrous work of charity that the!
good Sisters are doing dn caring for
their little charges. They beg, wash,
cook and mend, from early dawn to
late at night, In a way which few
mothers do.. And through all the.
work that tho world would call
drudgery they smile and only look
for opportunity to do more. It's a
tonic for the heart, it imakes heaven
seem a little nearer and the world,
seems, little better, -to Inspect a Cath
olic orphanage. When so many
grand 'women .aro giving their lives
to this work of mercy, the' least that
a layman can' do is to give a -littlo
of his money and a little of his
time to encourage and assist them.
It Is a splendid, noble practice and
should be taken up by Catholics and
Catholic societies everywhere. Just
now before Christmas is a good time
to start."
THANKS TO CUPID-
Cupid has been exceedingly busy
this week and his darts are respon
sible for an unusually large num
ber ot Thanksgiving week wed
dings. So great was" the demand
that the License lork put in extra
hours issuing marriage passports.
Over fifty were granted, in the list
being August J. Dietz and Emma
Eva Riegllng, Harry H. Puckett
and Elva IVonzel, Anthony W.
Pflster and Cecelia M. Henly,
George Mann and Rose May John
son, Edwin White,- Lexington, nnd
Elizabeth M. Stickler. William
Basham and Letie Renfrow, George
T. Hester and Lottie May Burres,
Dennis M. O'Hearn, Corydon, Ind.,
and Grace M. Blndner, John J.
Thelnemann and Elizabeth M. Sonn,
Michael M. Lang and Alico Cain,
St. Matthews, Joseph W. Spalding
and Martha Thompson, Elmer B,
Patton and Jennjo M.. Lentnn, John
D. Clausen and Alice M. Zlegler,
Harry Barrett and Clara Ruth Tlor
ney, Henry Harbsmelor and Eliza
beth Jansen, Water E. Tiernoy and'
Mary Alma Schwioters.
I'AULIST CHOUt SINGERS.
The coming of the Faullst Chor
isters to Louisville on December li
will, mark the 'musical ovent of the
season and should attract an audi
ence that .will tax the seating ca
pacity of the Armory. The Paulist'
singers are touring the country, and
wherever they appear the memory
of the masterful and soulful rendl
tlqtn of selections from the ma1silc
liturgy and songs of the Catholic
church will not bo forgotten by the
.large and representative aurlences
mat near mem. in tnis cnoir aro
seventy members, who are Bcorlng
a distinct triumph and sustaining
the reputation wlth' which their
cqmlng Is heralded and ' which is
looked forward toas ah event un
precedented, in the annals of music.
This rare treat will be under the
auspices of the Knights of Colum
bus, and fofr the benefit ot the edu
cational and oa'aflty fund,
HONOR TO FORCK.
The. Holy Nme Society-of the po
lice, department Nwr York City
Km 2(068 members. This t Is of it
self a strikM oumenoatiott of the
ten. I l ali
WITH PAULMT CHOIR AT ARMORY ON DECEMBER 11.
DEMOCRATIC
State Senator Exposes Vile Tactics
of the Republican Machine
- Organ.
Near Mayor Smith Christens Mr.
Baker as "Secretary of
State."
Reform Administration increases
Assessments and Koystono
" Salaries.
A COMEDY FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Attention has often been called
to the political attitude of tho
LpuIsvJlIeHerald..; whlchin Its..?pai
to live up to its character as ma
chine organ ot tho Republican
bosses overlooks its mott of "The
truth, no matter whom it helps or
hurts," and hesitates at nothing in
circulating matter that will please
tho bosses. Jealous of the close re
lations existing between the Courier-Journal
and Times and A. T.
Hert, tho boss of the Republican
party in Kentucky, tho Herald
wcyks overtime in trying to curry
favor and supplant the Bingham
press. Somsthlmes tho methods
used and the stories printed are
not pleasing to ovoryoue, and the
poor old Hcpald gets into hot
water. Two years ago Charles J.
Cronan, tho Democratic candidate
for Mayor, forced tho Herald man
agement to rotract in a threatened
libel suit and now comes Senator
Starling Marshall, Democratic Sen
ator of Henderson and Webster
counties, with a roast and arraign
ment of the Herald tactlcn. In a
dispatch of November 17 the Her
ald stated that Senator Marshall
would aid the Republican party In
the Senate, and his support vvduld
give the Republicans a mnjority be
cause Of the fact that Lieut. Gov.
Ballard would have the deciding
vote in a tlo, tits tie being made by
Marshall voting with tho Republi
cans. Senator Marshall called the
Herald and called It quickly on this
statement, and the following ex
tracts from the Henderson Gleaner
doesn't sound llko ho was v-ry well
pleased with tho Herald propa
ganda: "Editor Gleaner: In the Monday
edition there appeared in the Louia
vllle Herald an article, written by
its editor, Mr. Edward A. Jonas, in
dicating that in mo a now convert
had been made by Republicanism,
and that 1 had practically moved
bag and baggago into the Republi
can camp. This information, com
ing as it did through a Republican
paper, will hardly bo given credence
by my Democratic friends, but for
fear of some misunderstanding of
m political attitude I feel called
upon to state that tho Herald ar
ticle was an almost total misrepre
sentation of my position. I wish to
say that in the first place Mr. Jonas
had 'no POLITI0AL lntervlow with
me. I met him casually nnd dis
cussed music and dramatic art. Of
course wo touched the inevitable
subject ot politics, and I told him
I would support any good bill In
tho coming sessldu and would be
no objectionist in legislative mat
ters. How Mr. Jonas could have
misinterpreted my statements as he
quoted me in the Herald is beyond
my understanding,
"Henderson is well known to be
a dry town, and it previous to our
meeting ho had broken away from
his well known temperance moor
ings and procured from somb un
known source enough booze to in
spire such an artlclo I have no
knowledge of the fact. I do recall
that while talking 'he did ask mo If
any contraband goods were procur
able, in tho town' and I answered
him in the negative; Sci I attribute
his misunderstanding and conse
quent misrepresentation of my po
litical attitude' not to any liquid
stimulus . but to his partisan gall
and highly trained imagination.
Respectfully,
"STARLING, L. MARSHALL."
.Loks, ..like the above card of
Senator Marshall would hold the
G. O. F. machine organ In check
fer while and force It to try nd
supplant .the Bingham press in the
bMM' affections by some otter
method than misrepresentation.
All of tho "boners" are no pull
ed on the ball field, but In justice
to tho. sporting editors we'll, say
they let tho public in on
breaks which our ordinary
renorters do not. At tho
banquet given in honor of Sec
retary tv war natcer last weeK near
Mayor Smith in his address said:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, we havo
with us this evening the distin
guished Secretary of State." All of
the guests looked for Secretnry ot
State Lansing, thinking probably
(hat ho had slipped in on us for a
surprise visit. Of course Mr. Lan
sing was not present and everyone
let it go for a slip of tho tongue.
Judge everyone's surprise when the
near Mayor in closing hid little
flowery address said: "And I have
tho honor to present to you this
evening nono other thnn our dis
tinguished Secretary of S(at
Baker." It does look llko that
Ches Searcy and his aide3 that con
trol and run our city government
should reach "Smithy" better than
that, as while eyoryfie realizes
that Ches. handles tho Mayor's Job
here, wo don't want to bo oxibar
rassed when distinguished ompany
Is present.
Thursday the poor near Mayor
said he believed that tho plicae, or
dinanco was "RAILROADED"
through tho General Council, which
reminds ono ot tho story ot tho
fashionably dressed lady who sat on
an old Irishman's dorby In church.
Tho lady rising said: "I believe T
sat on your hat." Tho old fellow
picked .up his mashed and dilapi
dated uorhy ana Indignantly re
plied: "You believe you sat on me
hat; I KNOW d well you sat
on it."
The poor old "Reform"" adminis
tration Is getting quite a panning
these days from the numerous tax
payers who have had their assess
ments raised, and the funny part
of it is to hoar tho near Mayor and
his boards saying that they are
fighting' desperately t( keep down
(he tax rate; "It's an easy matter
to hold down the tax rata, if yon
raise ho assessment sky high."
Th.en again thoy plead that ex
penses of the administration aro in
creasing, but fall to add that they
aro doing tho increasing by raising
the salaries ot our Keystone nolice
and "Hick" firemen. In the police
department Chief Petty has created
pretty near every now Job possiblo
except a manicurist for the Key
stone caps, his latest being the ap
pointment of Prof. Ragsdaio as
civilian director at $100 por month.
We have had a band director, a
police parson, a business director
appointed for the Keystoners at big
fat salaries, fof which there is no
provision in tho charter nnd tho
appointments arc illegal, and now
to add Insult to injury tho "reform"
administration pleads that expenses
..arc .rising, and. .tho, taxpayers, jnust!
pay tno rrcigitt.
Tho "hick" flro department Is
getting favorable mention a; nearly
every meeting of the General Coun
cil. Tho favorable mention con
sists of giving raises right and left
to a collection of men, the majority
of whom are a Joke as fav as flro
fighting knowledge is required.
There aro but a few of the old and
real firemen left and this is showu
by the big losses reported from
ever' littlo insignificant flro in tho
past few months. Tho flro com
panies through some hitch or an
other aro late in arriving on tho
scene, and dally wo hear of somo
apparatus being smashed by coi
ns Jns on the way. Tho "hick"
flromen are not familiar with loca
tions of the flro plugs and needless
lines of hose are stretched fre
quently. Last Friday night an
alarm came in from tho southwest
ern part of tho city. Firo company
No. 16, located at Sixth arid Hill,
responded to tho call. Responded
alright, but instead of going to tho
Are location down town rushed to
a flro plug on Hill street, just half
a square nwny, and attached the
hose. Residents rushed out nnd
looked nil around, asking ono an
other wIiom) house was on lire, and
iiumy were getting reads to carry
out their belongings, Then some
one discovered tho mistake and the
poor old "hicks" got hall Columbia
from everyone except tho Board at
Safety, who. aro keeping the Jitory
of tho mlstako a dark secret. Who
knows? "Maybe the firemen didn't
want to go far away from hone
that night. In Parkland recently
our amateur flromen played a ono-
act reel entitled "Bread nnd butter
como to supper, or where Is the
Are?" A cottage was blazing wheu
they appeared on tho scene, but our
heroes couldn't locate it despite the
blaze. Finally oho of them asked
a bystander as to the location of
the flro. The disgusted citizen sar
castically replied telling them to
knock on tho door of tho burning
cottage and maybo the residents
could tell him, A Keystone police
lieutenant overhearing tho remark
said to his brother "hick," "Don't
mind that feller, I guess ho Is one
of them golderned sorehead Dotuo
crats." Tho Joke Is the citizen was
a prominent .Republican,
"NICKEL EVENING."
Tho "Nickel Evening" so long
looked forward to by the Daughters
ot Isabella and their friends will he
in progress this Saturday afternoon
and oyonlng at the Louisville Ho
tel. Any one desiring beautiful and t
useful "Christmas gifts, hand palnt-
fun will not fall tci visit the Louis
ville Hotel today.
Tho regular bi-monthly meeting
of tho Daughters' of Isabella will
take place, at Knights ot Columbus
Hall an Sunday afternoon, Decem
ber 7, at o'clock.
SPECIAL HEARING.
Washington telegrams to the Ken
tucky Irieh American announce that
an earing will be held on Friday,
Decemfber 12, before the House For
eign Affairs Committee on the Ma
son resolution providing for an ap
propriation' covering salaries for a
United States Minister and Consuls
to JIrelahd. This hearing will rank
with, that, held before' the Senate
Committee on August 30. Delega.
tloM from aJt organisations are inr
vKed to the hearing.
CATHOLICS
Havo nn Important Task in Directing
Those Who Aro Needing ,
Guidance.
The Splendid Exnmplo and Services
of tho Late A. J.
Shlpman..
Should Give Attention nnd Support.
Settlement and Community
M'ork.
KEEPS MANY WITinN CHURCH.
Catholics ihave a special call to
the work of Americanization, since
Its conscientious exercise Is naught
more than one exemplification of ono
of tho spiritual worka of mercy
tho task of counseling and directing"
thosox In need of guidance an! be
cause of the excellent opportunity
provided for keeping countless Cath
olic immigrants within the fold of
the' church. It Is evident that tho
church will havo a much stronger
claim, oner a much stronger appeal
to Catholic immigrants who have
been Introduced Into American life
and. citizenship toy Catholics than
she would have to such as are .di
rected by non-Catholic's during their
period of acclimatization. Regard
ing the proportion of Cathollca
among those coming from foreign
shores Into otir country there neeU
be no aivrument; immlgratIon from
the Sla& and Romanic countries
will ever be largely Catholic, and
hence tho appeal to action will ever
be present.
A fine example, full of Inspiration
to all who will but Ihoar tho call to
engage In thlo field of labor in be
half of the Immigrant, is offered In
the llfo of the late Andrew J. Ship
man. This excellent layman, a grad
uate of Georgetown University, As
sistant manager and later Superin
tendent of a group of coal mines in.
Ohio, attorney at law. Regent of the.
University of the State of New York,
one time delegate to tho New York
constitutional convention, a man
noted aa a public speaker and
writer this man found timn to la
bor most zealously and effectively
among Catholic immigrants of the
most neglected class, Slavs and
Syriansf''-'flhlpHMtft----eariy-y-jn--life
evinced an Interest dn the people of
these races, learned the Czech ton
gue from an acquaintance, and while
employed in Hocking Valley the lan
guages of the Slavs Working under
him in order tho better to fulfill hla
duty to his employers and also to
safeguard the Intergata of the men.
Thus tooth rpurposes were sorvod by
him by tho settling of a strike which
had arisen through a misunderstand
ing of tongues. "His sympathy was
wider and deeper than a mere inter
est in ilanguages," says his biograph
er, Condo B. Pall en. In a religious
way, "they were a flock without a
shepherd." Shlpman determined to
help them and went about his task
in a therough manner. "For the last
fifteen yeara of his life," says Pallen,
"ho spent nearly all his vacations
among the Slavic people In Europe.
He studied their languages, their
rites and their ihi story at first band.
He came into dntlmato touch with
their clergy In Europe, acquainted
them with the nced3 of their people
in tho United States, urged their in
terest and their co-operation and
conducted a voluminous correspond
ence with thorn. Ho also took tip
the matter with the hierarchy of the
Unted States andl received their
help and participation." In 1895
he helped to organize, both by his
legal services as an attorney and by
his friendly and ardent assistance as
a layman, the Ruthenlan Greek
Catholic church of St. George, New
York City.
Mr. iPallon relates many Instances
of Shipman'a helpful life, showing
the varioty and success of hl3 efforts
In bringing about a better under
standing between- Catholics of both
rites, in assisting Syrians to acquire
property for their church, In acting
as their counselor, In caring for tho
needs of Italian Greek Catholics, In
developing and bringing out In pub
lic concert. tho celebrated Ukrainian
choir of St. George and in other un
dertakings in behalf of these immi
grants, for their spiritual and tem
poral welfare and the making of
good citizens. But the sketch given
above should suffice to inspire all
well-lntentoned Cathollca to follow,
ns far as possible, the good example
shown by Mr. Shlpman. According
to their means and atolllty all Catho
lics, especially In the cities, should
give attention and support to Amer
icanization work, to community cen
ter and. In particular, to settlement
work, tho settlement being one ot
the best agencies through which' to
assist in making the immigrant feel
at home in his strange surroundings
and in leading him Info the 'fullness
of citizenship. Shipman's memorial
should bo a continuation and exten
sion of his work, adapted to the
field in which one flnda himself,
C. B. of tho a V.
iMACKIN COUNCIL;
Last Sunday afternoon Mackln
Council, Y. M. I, had, another rec
ord breaking initiation, putting the
membership again up to what it
whs before being depleted' by the
great war. The candidates for
membership numbered seventy-five,
and the work was put on by the
AiacKin degree team, the momberM
of which are George Thornton,- Ra
gan O'Connor, Thomas Nohaltyand
Thomas Connelly. Monday night
the annual election ot officers will
be held and several interesting con-.;
tests are looked for,- but, so success-"
ful has been the administration ot
President Anthony McGaire that
few if any changes will tie made.
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