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jLnWWH I'JIl'Jliflk mJ W V TWeeNMSVATWNSTME rtr tWl Yh M HMd Is KNSY 1TO URDIM CO. 393 W. Market St. Ma fttats 432 LhIstW. Kj. Kentucky Irish American PHUNE: HOME ON MMH Bery Drlyer an Snort LoibTlftiTsfcitlTrHtfcrti JucorporMM VOLUME XLVI.-NO. 24. LOUISVILLE, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS. HIKB TO HEI0K8 1800 REPUBLICAN Party in Kentucky SufTcrs Severe Blow in Death of Boss A. T. Hert. Democratic Committee Can Assuro Fall Success by Pah Deal For All. "Reform" Administration Will Sure ly Call Times Editor on Broad Clinrgc. morrow pardons bad crook. The death of Republican National Committeeman A. T. Hert was the chief topic of political conversation this week and his reign as leader of the Kentucky- Republicans was reviewed many times, and also as to what effect his death would have on the Republican party In this State. All agree that Hert was solo and undisputed boss of Kentucky Republicans; but all will not agree with those who claim he displayed marked ability as a political strat egist and managor. In political maneuverlngs It was Hort's wealth that asserted itseir, not political ability, and without that wealth and corporation boodle Hert would never have risen from the ranks? By no stretch of tho Imagination ean one compare his political record to that of men like tho late Col. John H. Whalleh or Gov William Goebel. These men had a loyal personal following that stood by them In political conventions, pri maries pr elections, regardless of the money Involved, while Hert's followers came from that class who follow a campaign barrel Just like dies are attracted toj a molasses barrel. Hert never obtained polit ical notice or recognition until he had amassed a fortune, while Gov. Gobel and Col. Whalen were recog nized political powers from their early youth and when they had no financial backing. ' There Is no denying that the grief of tho local and State Repub licans over Hort's death Is sincere. Mr. Hert had few sincere friends in the Republican organization, his followers being composed mostly of ex-Democrats .holding office under thGpresehU.admJnlsiratiqnli-theaJle publlcansgwhpwanted .a financial anger-and then all the little fish Republicans, black and white, who trailed hungrily after tho money doled out from tho Hert coffers. To this class Hert's death comes as a blow and with tho king dead the scramble Is on for prestige among some while others are looking for a loophole to sneak Into the Demo cratic party. The latter are con sidered wise and crafty, as they know that lean and hungry days are coming on tho Republican party, that there is a fecluiff against the hard times Harding administra tion, the "Howdy Kd" fiiiluro at Frankfort and the near Mayor Smith flnsco in tills city. Some might have stood by tho guns while Hert was In back with plenty of funds but now they realize that tho funds collected this year from tho police, firemen, city employes nnd oft (?) drink stands will ro to tho little bosses loft in charge of the organization, nnd tho Utile bosses can't seo themselves spending a whole lot of money In a losing fight. Watch this tip: Judge Huston Quln, Hert's selection for Mayor, will- now look for a soft place to drop out of the hopeless contest. As indicated above, fortune Is smiling on the Democratic party once more, nationally. Statewide and locally. Ropnubllcan candi dates all over the country have been decisively beaten lately and tho de feat of Mayor Thompson in Chi cago this week was the latest. Tho State is safe this fall and all doubts of success can bo removed by tho new City arid- County Dem ocratic Committee. Thus far it Is the Intention of the party leaders to nominate in a convention and to date It appears that there will be no contests for 95 per cent, of the nominations. There are contests thus far for the nomination for Sheriff. Prosecuting Attorney of the Police Court. Bailiff and possibly Judge of tho County Court, al though L. D. Greene seems the pop ular choice. Tnose tew contests must be handled by the Democratic Committee and they must be handled-, fairly In a manner that will leave no sore spots afterwards. The Sheriff's race four years ago split the Democratic party asunder simply because some one Insisted selfishly on the nomination of a ileckham man for Sheriff against tbe wishes of tho Democratic ma jority, who in repudiating that choice heat the entire ticket and the defeat of Beckham last year was but an echo of party mlsman neement of four years ago. The Kentucky Irish American tltterly fought that mistaken course then and warnE the committee that If the dtfferen contests can not be .adjusted amicably they mast not bo M-ttled In n convention bt left to the vote of Democratic men and women In a fair primary. It is tiooiiioRs to nolnt out here that a convention can not settle a contest falrlv, Delecates, to a convention are not popular choices but are the selections of a headquarters secre tary who nrenares a list for the puld-inee of those attending a con--venttnn and smoothes the way for the dlctrlct representatives, This Is jw'tlnfiwtory to every Democrat where there are no contests, hut today we have eompetluwi for a few of the nominations and no stereotyped list of a headquarters becrctary must decide those con tests. Chairman John C. Doolan and his associates, Messrs. Knight, Klapheke, Cassell, Curtis, Callahan and Harris, owe a duty to the voters In seeing that every candi date Is given a fair and square deal, one that will mean perfect harmony for all concerned. It the few races mentioned can not be ad Justed then the committee should see to it Hint all nro given an equal chance in a hands-oft primary. The announcement of Mrs. John L. Woodhury for County Tax Com missioner met with popular favor among both men and women Demo crats whb have grown to know and appreciate her work at campaign times. Mrs. Woodbury Is known to many of our readers for her untir ing work In behalf of the erection of the tablet to Rov. Father Ryan, the Poet Priest of the South, now located In front of St. Boniface church. Attorney Charles Morris Is being requested by many to an nounce for Police Judge while Judge James P. Gregory would meet with no opposition If he would consent to announce for County Commissioner. This past week Gov. Morrow shocked tho entire community by turning loose from prison John Doe, alias Frank Blair, the man of mys tery and of whom there Is not the slightest doubt that he is a bad and dangerous crook. Doe or Blair was arrested here three years ago In an attempted burglary and murder case. After a little hocus-pocus In the Police Court Roscoo Searcy ad vanced $800 in cash for bond nnd obtained thp mystery man's release. Of course tho crook forfeited the bond and was not heard of until a year later when he was arrested plying his regular trade of robbery and assault. Brought back here he was sentenced ot serve, five years In the Frankfort penitentiary, the Jury having no difficult time in pro nouncing him guilty. This verdict was brought in July B, 1919, nnd last Monday, less than two years later, our 'reform" Governor turns this notorious nnd despcrato crook loose to again prey upon and prob nbly murder some Innocent citizen or citizens. Morrow further Insults tho peoplo and voters ot the State by refusing to explain his action and to date wo have heard no pro tests from Lieut. Gov. Ballard, Wm. Heyhurn, the Louisville Herald ed itor or other prominent Republicans fn regard to the Doe case. To an outsider It looks like tlint it will havp to bo called the "Dough" case. Speaking of "reform," wo want to call the attention ot Col. Petty, "Governor" Burllngame, near May or Smith and others to tho charge made by the Louisville Times editor against the "pure" and "spotless" administration .and the Keystone about gambling the Times said: "A few days ago the Times obtained a list, much longer than the one published by tho grand Jury and including some of those names, of places where games of chnnco flourished openly. If tho police do not know about these places the cry of Kcystono should not long er ofTcnd them. If they do know, the administration should either censo denying that it suffers gam bling or it should attempt to sup press professional games." Possibly Messrs. Petty, Burllngame and our near Mayor didn't soe that open in sult and challenge, and the Ken tucky Irish American, In a spirit of kindness, tips them off that this broad charge by the Times editor may convince some that there 13 wicked gambling going on in the community. Wo believe that the admlnlstrtalon leaders will Immedi ately demand ot the Times tho long list of gambling places and Im mediately squelch them. 'We also believe that tho near Mayor will publish that 1,000 word report that he prepared so assiduously last week In his "defl" to the grand Jury. The two latest murder cases dem onstrate the ability of our Keystone police department. A big touring car runs down and kills a young man at Sixth and Zano a little over two weeks ago. A real police de partment would have blocked all roads leading from tho city ten minutes arterwards and at daylight could have had each district ex amine every large touring car In the city. This was not done and' another or roe long list oi Diunaers Is attributed to the Keystone police. The Stamp case Is another. The murderer twenty-four hours after ward walks to his home, sees four Keystoners guarding tho house so bo couldn't get in. goes- away and hires a room a block and a half from tho City Hall, Anally walking throuch the streets in broad day light to surrender himself. 'Stamp is a great big six-footer, easy to pick out in a crowd, yet he spent two days In the heart ot the city, eating in a public restaurant, and. the Keystoners didn't even have a clue. You've got to hand it to the Keystoners for messing It up. PRIEST FIFTY YEARS. Archbishop Sebastian G. Messmor will celebrate the fiftieth Anniver sary of his ordination to the priest hood this year wjth a Journey to Rome. Arrangements are being made tor his passage to Europe in June, when he will make his ad llmlna visit to the Vatican, and later to the. church In which he said his first mass. The little edifice Is located near St, Gall, Switzerland. He expects to return to Milwaukee in the fall. CATHOLIC MISSIONS. Some idea ot the extent ot the Catholle missions throughout the world may be gained from the re ported on the. number ot missionaries who died last year in the -various parts of the world to which they have beet stationed. Durl the Met year 1-59 missionaries of the Catholic Church died. The 4ur Grand jury says Keystone police are non-residents and possibly can't find gambling dens. covers all parts ot the world. Of these six wero Bishops and 153 priests. RETURN'S TO IRELAND. Tho Washington representative of the Associated Press reported Sat urday that Dona! O'Callaghan, Lord Mayor of Cork, who came here six months ago as a stowaway to testify before the commission of the Com mittee ot One Hundray Investigating the Irish question, is believed by fffllclajoj :th:Dppartm,eot2Labqr tchave returned tfidandTThT? Lord mayor was given ciassincauon In this country as a seaman and al lowed until midnight Monday to leave the United States. E. J. Hen nlng. Assistant Secretary of Labor, said that tho department had "every reason to believe that before the time limit allowed O'Callaghan to leave he will have shipped aboard another ship. As a matter of fact," said Hennlng, "we believe that he Is already safely back in Ireland, al though we have no official Informa tion to that effect. His attorneys assured us that ho would leave the country according to tho ruling of the Secretary. The last that I have hoard of him was through news paper reports that he was In Chi cago April 8." Pointing out that friends of the Lord Mayor claimed that there was a probability that British authorities might undertake to arrest him on his return voyage, Hennlng said It was possible that some officials friendly to O'Cal laghan had held up the report ot his departure. He explained that this would not be a breach of reg ulations as there was no require ment that his departure bo reported immediately. Assistant Secretary Hennlng an nounced Monday that a statement would be Issued Thursday regarding the whereabouts and status of Donal O'Callaghan, Lord Mayor of Cork. for STUDENTS. rpfcti-tf-nna cHlilnnto will .rACfilvn diplomas at tho commencement ex orcises of Bt. xaviers uouego ai me college auditorium next Friday night. The four student orators will be Eugene J. Steuerle, who as valedictorian will speak on "Cardi nal Gibbons a National Ideal." "Federalization ot Schools a Na tional Menace" will be tho subject ot the address ot Frank H. Breslln; Arthur E. Eyl, salutatorlan, will tell ot "Americanism a National .Herit age," and "Immigration a Natolnal Problem" will bo explained by .Tnmes T. Curran. The Right Rev. Denis O'Dpnaghue, Bishop of Louisville, will preside at the. exer-. clses. Tho Rev. Fatner unanesxi, Ryan, S. J. Professor ofpolltIcal oi.nnrTflw.-C5t VnvWfl ftolleee. Cin cinnati, wllldeliver tho baccalau reate sermon, and John M. Cooney, professor of Journalism, Notre Dame Tinivfti-Bitr. will deliver the alumni address. This will be one of tho most Interesting commencements in the history ot tho college and will reflect the excellent work ot Brother Benjamin. SISTER'S iUBIIEE. Last Sunday the good people and children ot St. James' congregation had a happy celebration ot tho sll vnr inhllfio of Slater Ursula, who has given tho last fifteen years ot her religious me to me worts ui education as principal in St. James' parochial school. Sunday morning the entire congregation received holy communion la her honor and for her Intention, and in the even ing a reception wm held In the gchopl hH fer members of the con gregation and friends ot Sister Ureula, who li held la admiring and affectionate eeteem. ACT LIKE RURAL VISITORS. IK ps?iH heSt. 135 m 'r'.-"rf. IREffiD Forty-tlireo Successful;1 Parliamcnt & - ' nry Candidates Itccclre Returns in jails,''. .m-;-. nsrv.-a i SCVCR5V&eMkI(: fLIBB'J aUTO.""?1 " T'.iVWV ? . fnwmnM l1?frin,n.1 Vl Ttnll -' """ t Eireann. Somo Elected to tho Northern Par i 1 lament Will Rofiiso to Attend. WITHOUT CHARGE OR TRIAL. y executed by the British for his par ticipation in the Easter uprising In . ,. , ,, i.i-,i 191C, was elected from Roscommon, Forty-three ot the one hundred and J, Eo,n McNoII1 although ln and forty successful candidates ln jaI1 was eiected from two constitu te recent Parliamentary elections' encles, National University and for In Ireland received the election re- Derry. turns in the various Jails in Ireland and England whore they are held prisoners by tho British crown forces. All were elected members ot Dall Eireann, tho Congress of tho Irish Republic, regardless of tho tact that they are deprived ot active' participation in tho Republican af fairs by being kept ln Jail, and some were also elected to the North ern Parliament, which however, they will not attend. Included In tho successful candl .Intps either held In. Jails without Ltrlal or who are serving penal sen tences lor iuuii iJuuwtui uuiiviuca io Arthur Griffith, Vice President of the Irish Republic. He has been held InMountJoy Jail, Dublin, since last November without trial and without having a charge made against him. Sean MacSwlnoy, brother of the late Lord Mayor Ter- rence MacSwIney, was elected from Cork counjy. He recently escaped from Spike islana prison, uora harbor, where he was serving a fif teen year sentence for being a member of the Irish Republican, army. Robert Banton, who was an office'' ln the English, army in the no' ami nrlin la !n nn Enerllsh Iprison at present, also was elected. seven women who uavo vvbu prominently Identified with tho Irish Republican movement were elected to Dall Eireann. Among them are Miss Mary MacSwIney, sister of the late (Lord Mayor ot Cork, and who Is at present In America on a speak ing tour; Mrs. Katherlne O'Cal laghan, whose husband, Michael O'Callaghan, ex-Mayor ot Limerick, was murdered by Black and Tans In his home in March; Mrs. Pearse, mother ot Padralc Pearse, first President ot tbe Irish Republic; Mrs. T. Clarke, whose husband was executed by tho English crown forces; Dr. Ada K. English, who Is serving nine months for having Slan Fein literature ln her posses sion the Countess Marklevlcz, who is serving two years for organizing the National Boy Scouts, arid Miss Brfdghld Dooly of Waterford. Lord Mayor Donal O'Callaghan, of Cork, also was elected to Dall Eireann, which, gives the youthful Irish leader the unuaul distinction ot holding three important exec utive positions at one, time. In ad dlttoft to being Chief Executive ot Cery. eiir he U Chairman ot the Cork County Council, and now be comes a member of Dall Eireann. It Is said that no other Lord Mayor of Cork has ever held the position of Chairman ot the Cork County Council at the same time. Harry Boland, envoy of the Irish Republic to America, was re elected unanimously by his constit uents In Mayo and Roscommon. Eamon De Valera, President of the Irish Republic: Michael Collins,' 'Minister' of Finance: liawrenca-Gfn- wuttirakirf nell, Llam .Mellowes, James ,Burko, fcncCRinanoheMsV . .: . - . - .. . ?- . ' leaders well known In" America were elected without opposition. Ersklne Chllders, son of tho for mer English Chancellor of the Ex checquer and author of "The Bat tle of the Sands," and who won dis tinction for his service for England In the late war, was elected for County Wlcklow. Desmond Fitz gerald, in prison for his activities as head of tho propaganda department) of the Irish Republic, was plected from Dublin. Count Plunkett, whose son was ORPHANS' PICNIC. At Monday evening's meeting ot friends ot the orphans ln prepara tion for the Fourth ot July picnic, tow of the parishes were unrepre sented. The Button1 Commlttoe has been energetic and reported dona tions amounting to $1,344.94. Sat isfactory reports were received from the various committees and tho fol lowing additional appointments were announced: Candy wheel Messrs. Louis Vet ter, Chairman; Fred A. Bauer, Jr., John Robinson, John R. Baldwin, William Baldwin, Josepn ue voto, Rudolph Volz, Paul Downard, F. H. : Lelsman, George Logan, Otto Ross flold, Frank iMunnlnghoff, Joseph German, Hardy Sexton, Thomas J. Sullivan. 1 Confectionery booth Misses Jean 1 Smith, Marietta De Voto, Phllomena ' De Voto, Evelyn Lege, Mathilda ' Dletsche, Anna Rauch, Frankle , Powell, Elizabeth Grieve, Angela Henicen, .niarceua- uroppeunuu, xua De Van, Minnie Vetter. ' Ready to Wear Committee Mes- dames Thos. Keenan, J. J. Barrett, , M. J, McClusky, X. Kessack, Geo. Fltzpatrlck, w. A. Brown, m. j. Bannon, Ida Ackerman, H. Boss meyer, M. Troy, P. (L. Scanlon, M. Duane, Thos. Brocar, M. Stoll, L. A. Blanford, D. F. Murphy, L. Graham, B. J. Campbell, C. Boyle, Mlsseg R. Conroy, M. Flannlgan, M. Ward, M. and A Noonan, iM. Campbell, M. Wallace, M. Merrjmee, K. Coleman, Messrs, Thos. Hannon, X. Kessack, Edw. Pope, Chas. Cooper, Jos. Lana han, Chas. Slebel. As the time tor the picnic, which Is expected to surpass any over given In Louisville, draws near the Interest Increases and new faces are eegn every Monday night at the meetings at K". of C. Hall, at which everybody Is welcome. jnLITARY CAUSE IDLENESS. Th ABRoelated Press .corresnbnd- ont cables trom Dublin that a great increase in unemployment in ire land Is shown by official reports. The number of people registered at the labor exchanges, which does not Include workers on short time, has risen to 116.285. Belfast Is worst off with 28,434 unemployed as against IS, 291 ln Dublin and 10, 022 In Cork. Over 100,000 are drawing unemployment benefit. The hardest hit industry Is llnea In Bel fast. In Dublin the trouble Is mostly due to a dispute ln the build ing trades. Thomas Johnston, Sec retary ot tho Irish Labor party, esti mates that there are not less than 15,000 agricultural workers and road menders out ot work as a re sult of the military situation. THE OPEN SHOP. The hostility ot capital to labor and labor toward capital is every day becoming more accentuated. It almost seems impossible to devise any means, practical or otherwise, by which theso two essential factors ln the Industrial life of the country can be brought Into amicable and harmonious relationship. The atti tude ot many employers towards their employes Is characterized in tho Bulletin of the Bureau ot In dustrial Research as a "drive to de stroy the unions." The so-called "open shop" policy Is roundly de nounced by many manufacturers as "a deceitful and circuitous method," with which they could havo no sym pathy. The committee on Industrial Relations of tho Merchants' Asso ciation of New York, comprising such men as E. K. Hall, Vice Presi dent of tho American Telephone and Telegraph Company; Walter G. Teaglo, President of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, and Gerand M. Dahl, Vice President ot the Chase National Bank, recently Issued a report which said that tho establishment of the "open shop" should not in any way affect tho employe's' right to Join or not to join a labor union. It must be remembered that it is not so much the right to affiliate with the union that organized labor demands a3 the right to collective bargaining. This right organized capital will not concede. Yet it is almost Impossible for tho Individual worklngman to obtain a just re muneration for labor If he is forced to bargain for wages with a pow erful capitalistic combine. It would bo preferable that the man doing the work, and tho man for whom the work Is done, should personally agreo upon the conditions under which service Is to be rendered and compensated. That Is not possible or feasible In tho Industrial world today. Unfortunately the personal Intimacy between employer and em ploye Is a thing of the past. This condition being largely duo to men of the McCone stripe, who are liars and enemies of both the working man and his employer. As wo havo often said before the only solution of tho difficulties will be found Is that offered by tho Catholic Church, as so clearly In dicated by the great Pope Leo XIII. in his immortal Encyclical on Labor 'Re.rum Novarum."' Tho humane and just spirit which should dom inate .the attitude and actions of both' !.canltal and labor are clearly sot. -f prthlvilri , thlsi. document'iwhlch fshxeisTontTtnettlfude'-oT the Catholic Church on the subject. SACRED HEART ACADEMA'. Diplomas and honors will be con ferred at the graduation exercises of the Sacred Heart Academy at 10 o'clock next Wednesday morning by the Right Rev. Denis O'Donaghue, Bishop of the Diocese ot Louisville. Father Fulgence Meyer, O. F. M., will make the principal address. The following is a list ot tho grad uates: Academic Department Misses Marian Louise Buchart, Elizabeth Ivy Hudson, Mary Florence Mac Namara, Agnes Frances Hannon, Mary Violet Dwyer, Ethel Loulso Oesweln, Evelyn Ann Mosor, Kath erlne Agnes Pfeffor and Esther Marie Cahlll. Commercial Department Mlsse3 Fronla Prlscllla VIers, Clara Rosene Brown and Carrie Mae O'Danlel. CRAMP FVTAL. Friends and relatives ot Lawrence TnliTTintin. nn nf f!- .Tnsehh Leh- knann, 1938 Deorlng avenue, were painfully shocked wnen news reached tho city Sunday evening ot his death by drowning while bath ing near Anchorage. With twenty three friends Lehmann had gone on an afternoon outing, and It Is be lieved ho was seized with a cramp aftor plunging Into tho water. A pulmotor was used to resuscitate life but without avail. Besides his parents ho is survived by a sister, Miss Mary Rose Lehmann, and two brothers, James E. and C. Joseph Lehmann, Jr. Tho funeral was held with requiem high mass, at St. John's church Wednesday morning. Rev. Father Schuhmann conducting the sad obsequies. . FINE INFTRJLlRr SITE. i Among the Important realty transactions negotiated last week was tho purchase by the Order of the Sisters of Nazareth ot a .tract ot land on Eastern Parkway, be tween the Ashbottom rbad and Pres ton street, which Altlmately will be used as a site for a new St. Joseph's Infirmary. The purchase was made at this time that there might be a suitable site available for a new hospital when tho city's growth ne cessitates removal ot tho Infirmary from Its present Ipcatlon on Fourth street, between Chestnut and Broad way. The purchase, known as the Rpblnson tract, embraces about eighteen acres ot unimproved ground having a frontage of 1,100 teoj on Eastern Parkway with a depth ot about 800 feet. CATHOLIC MISSION CRUSADE. Next Wednesday evening, June 15, at 7:30 o'clock, Is the date of the next meeting of tho Veteran Unit of the Catholic Students' Mis sion Crusade. All former students of St. Helena's Commercial Cellege are cerdlally Invited tp attends The Boclal meeting ln May was a de lightful evening. An Interesting progaramme Is annpunced. fpr June 15, when Rev. Father Phlllbert, O. F. M(, will addreee the Veterans. All are expcted tp attend. SOUND ALARM Sunday-School Association TTr Forces to Rally to Support of Towner Bill. And Opposition Announced to Al leged Position of tho Catholic Hierarchy. Friends of Freedom of Education to Safeguard Their Rights m Citizens. FIGHT SAME AS IN THE PAST. The belief has obtained in some ?,uarters that tho Towner bill S? ucaHnT",0,-11 f Department ot .Ed Smiti forierly known as the bternng bill) was practically dead bmTrc?h.a8 a apeared & rethe" Public I(?roPso Department of Public Welfare would attain nrl Prltr and nrnmi. ' p.il ?S'A--WS nj "- auaum ine uureau of Education. A letter sent out con taining this Information has been misinterpreted to the extent of Im plying that the Catholic Hierarchy were heartily In favor ot the Depart ment of Public Welfare primarily because Its creation would I obflae Thu Pf,Sel of th0 Towner; blli: This fact is brought put In a letter Issued on .Tuna o v.. .... c"pr k. V . " .u. ,u vmj iUiaai0 vest, to the m mM8, f At3 Executive Commit- ttt. Which lAffnr. il.n . - ..." 0nT,?L ?? Pteir In faVor of TnVrnZr W' "'Pose conBress.; -? t0 v;;h eV- wEphaK 'r. lett.eF: aI3S wtth p",r; '""IJD'a ui me ixecutlve committee named nion i-j ' ?Py o letter issued in the mat- fo. n '"auonai Catholic Wel " Council, and which the Gen oral Secrfitnrv nt iY,n o..j Jr . a?-3 1.&ronl ,.v "'urarcny, reads: ioii are more or less familiar With the Tnwnop-sn.n ..... A"r oi 1.11, im " V.HUUS GUUtUUOa- Dr.' Waited a VSn wATs teS?SSSSfr- r'"0,1"" i" urn proviaing'for a Sftntm,ent of Publlc Welfare-. In which the Bureau ef Educatlpn will be submerged, and which is spon sored by the President and support w ,C,1ite,fly.by tne Catholic hierarchy, Is likely to supersede the Towner Sterling bill providing for an Inde .m nt Department of Education lthT,a fiecrtar)r of Education In the President's Cabinet. If the sub stitute measure Is passed, it will bo a direct blow at public education as a nation we are already rapidly drifting toward Illiteracy. What Is needed Is a vigorous Protestant pro- est, so the President and Congress know where Protestantism stands. As one measure, Dr. Athearn suggests that telegrams be Immedi ately dispatched to President Hard ing, and letters to the Senate and House Committees (names en closed) by a large number, urging that education be romoved from the Department of Public Welfare and that the peoplo be given an oppor tunity to say to Congress whether or npt they want an Independent department of education. Will you as an Individual citizen, take upon yourself to comply with this request as fully as possible?" The names of the members of the senate and House committees with their addresses are appended, as In dicated, to the letter ln question. Thus one can readily seo that the fight for the Towner bill Is being waged with tho samo determlnatlen as it was ln the past. Additional light on the matter of the Towner b'll's sued by an nrtlclo appearing In The Builder, a Masenlc publlca tlpn, which prcves twe facts the present bill is essentially the same as tho former bill and Is merely dressed ln a different garb, and It has the support of Masonry. "The bill," says The Builder, "as reintro duced ln the House Is changed from the original one, reperted eut fa vorably and strongly by the House Committee on Education, ln verbi age only." Continuing the same Is sue of tho Masonic organ quotes a resolutlpn adopted by the Mason ic Grand Lodge of Mississippi pledg ing Its members as "Endorsing ef forts, to create a National Depart ment of Education as set forth in the Smith-Tewner bill," the lodge "enderses the public ' schcpl and pledges every Influence within. It3 fiower to maintain and .safeguard the samo from the assaults ef thpse whp would destroy and create ln Its stead a system of parochial schools, dominated and controlled by and under the absolute Influence ef an autpcratlc hierarchy.1' Tho expresslcns ot these two sep arate agencies, originating at two different places and at different times, are Indicative ot widespread efforts to secure the passage of the Towner bill. It is necessary th-U all friends ot the freedom of ed ucation Inform themselves of the continuance ot the danger and he prepared to safeguard their rights a3 citizens. O. B. ot O. V. PRIESTS' HOMES BURNED. The re&ldencea of aav-aral nHfuk and curates were buraed whea'Brit- tsn soldiers raided the Heterd district, in. County Galway,. deetrpT iag boniefe and crops, aad layioip th costtkyslde wate. ', 5 ' 1 hH V ' . ' &-S.V !y. i ' Tf'1 . -.