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Vol. XXVII., No. 43.
The Memoirs of Crispi, Minister of
King Humbert, Attracting
Wide Attention.
The Estimates of His Character are
Different According to Differ
ent Critics.
The Roman correspondent of the
Catholic Union and Times says in his
letter of July 30:
Once more the Catholic world has
recalled the memory of the late Pon
tiff, and In the Sistine Chapel the
ninth anniversary of his death was
observed by the Pope and College of
At 9:30 the tribunes of the Sistine
were already occupied by the car
dinals, archbishops, bishops, diplo
matic corps, the Roman nobility, the
Knights of Malta, the Knights of the
Holy Sepulchre, the generals of the
various religious orders and congre
gations and the dignitaries, ecclesias
tical and lay, belonging to the Roman
court. Punctual to the minute, he
Holy Father appeared at the entrance
to the chapel at that hour, accom
panied by a number of prelates, and
immediately took his seat upon the
throne at the gospel side of the altar,
where he followed the august cere
mony. The celebrant of the solemn
requiem for the repose of the soul of
JLeo XIII. was Cardinal Ferratta dea
•OOtt Mgr. De Roymand (an Irishman)
sub-deacon. Mgr. Santovetti, canons
of,St. Peter's and of St. Mary Major,
At the end of high mass a small
catafalque was borne to the foot of
the Papal throne for the last absolu
tion, which Pius X. gave in that
strong, sweet voice which has never
deserted him. Notwithstanding the
great heat of the chapel His Holiness
showed no evidence of fatigue, and at
the incensation of the catafalque his
movements were quick and vigorous,
and far different from those '.hat
fanciful accounts in which sensation
al newspapers have been lately in
dulging, would have led one to ex
This is the ninth anniversary of
the death of Leo XIII. and the ven
erable remains are still only in their
temporary resting place. No man
knows when the removal of the body
to the sepulchre prepared for it in
St. John Lateran, the Pope's cathe
dral church, which the great lion
chose for his tomb, may take place—
for the riff-raff of Rome, to wit, tools
of masonry, dupes of socialism, and
the scum of Italy that followed in
the wake of the invading army, in
1870, still encumber the Eternal City.
To throw into the Tiber the body of
Pius IX. was the intention of the mob
that attacked the funeral cortege on
that night some thirty years ago when
the remains of that Pontiff were be
ing transferred from St. Peter's for
burial "out among the poor at San
Lorenzo." He had outreigned "the
years of Peter he had had to fly
from Rome on two occasions: he had
suffered more than any Pontiff for
two centuries at the hands of the
enemies of the Church: and now tlie
elime of Rome's back streets would
throw the venerable body in the
For several weeks memoirs of
Crispi, the great wicked minister of
King Humbert of Italy, have attract
ed a good deal of notice. His vari
ous exploits, intrigues, bold strokes,
have been recalled and discussed as
If he were a kind of demi-god for
Masonry never fails to belaud its
creatures, and Crispi was its faithful
slave till death.
Meanwhile the Catholic press h3s
been looking up a little of Crispi's
career. It has put him before the
country as He really was, and not as
the painted gee-gaw secret societies
the journals who have spoken out
fearlessly is the Unita Cattolica of
Florence, a criticism from which i3
well worthy of being put into English.
L' Unita Cattolica wishes to deal with
Mspi, whilst Crispi is being spoken
would represent him. Foremost among Renaud. "God has witnessed the pay
"Do you believe in God?" sneered
the host.
"Most assuredly," replied Renaud,
"Don't you?"
"Not I, monsieur."
"Ah," said Renaud, "in that case
iste As Crispi has already passed to bis- make me out receipt!
jry, so with the help of history we
Who was Crispi? If
Ninth Anniversary of His Death
Observed With Requiem in
the Sistine Chapel.
£. -ogate liberal and anti-cler
ical ~/jj -(j, "'s' they will tell us that
he was/'ty man. But history
does not U. _o, and, after an ex
amination of his acts, it is compelled
out of justice to the truth to declare
that Crispi was for Italy a tempest
of desolation.
The so-much-lauded great man had
no regard for certain things in pub
lic or private life ir. politics he was
always changing his colors he was a
Bourbon when he received subsidies
from the king of the two Sicilies, a
follower of Mezzini and a republican
when these were in power and an up
holder .of the monarchy when he saw
his way open to the ministry,
Of his private life we get an idea
from his marriage, when his lawful
wife, Felicita Valle, was living, he
married, by means of guile, Rosalia
Montmasson, and then, after abandon
ing her, united himself to Filomena
Barbagallo. The great trigamist, by
the help of Masonry, succeeded in
governing the Italian state, whose
statute recognizes and professes the
Catholic religion, and, when accused
of theft from the banks and public
treasury, he made no attempt to deny
There are some who attempt, to
call him a statesman nor is even this
true. Crispi, far from being this, was
an audacious adventurer in politics.
It was he who placed Italy in foreign
hands it was he who, by foolish un
dertakings, paralyzed its commerce
and heaped up its debts it was ha
who, by the African disasters, made
so many mothers and wives weep.
There was a time in Crispi's life
when ho had an opportunity of do
ing lasting good and making for him
self a lasting name this was when
Leo XIII. and Humbert. thought, of
ofllciai peace between Italy and the
Church. What did Crispi do then?
He tore up that immortal page be
cause, a humble slave of Masonry, he
had to do its bidding.
A contemporary of his and a Mason
—Petrucelli del la Gattina has left
the following indelible words written
about this great man so exalted by
Masons: "One day I asked Crispi,
'Are you a follower of Mazzini?' 'No,'
'Are you a Garibaldian?' 'Nor that.'
'And what are you, then?' 'I am
Crispi.' I knew a Crispi who had
participated in the work of Mazzini,
a Crispi who had audaciously set
about preparing the expedition of
Garibaldi, a Crispi, a minister of
Garibaldi .but I never knew this un
published Crispi shining by himself
without reflecting either Mazzini or
This, briefly, is what history records
of Francesco Crispi, whom liberal
publications are now trying to bring
before the minds of Italians. But
those recent publications have the
same defect as the others by not tell
ing the truth about Francesco Crispi.
We are no longer so young and con
sequently we remember the unenviable
blunder, Crispi-Hirz-Reinac. If the
authors of recent publications bore in
mind the revelations of the "Italia
Reale" of Turin and the overwhelm
ing proofs which the well known
journalist, Rocca d'Adria, brought
against him, certainly the figure of
the celebrated trigamist would have
been better described.
A Necessary Precaution.
A good story is going the rounds
which, better than anything we have
seen, points the moral with regard to
the warfare upon religion in France.
The story comes originally from Henri
Vignaud, for many years secretary of
the American Embassy in Paris, and
who may be assumed, therefore, to
have the accurate knowledge of an
acute observer, and in that capacity
to have rightly appraised the blatant
atheism which, under the aegis of the
government of the day, assumes to
express, though falsely, the intrinsic
temper of the French people. The
story concerns one Renaud, a Sena
tor from the Pyrennes. He had en
gaged a room at a Paris hotel, and
paid a month's rent in advance.
The proprietor asked him if he
wished a receipt.
"A receipt is unnecessary," said
A Preacher Without a Call Who
Makes a Living by Lying
About Catholics.
No Reputable Church Would Employ
Walker to Preach the Gospel
From the Pulpit.
A Sketch of the Filthy Fellow
by a Writer who Knows:
His History.
We have been asked so many times
"if The Menace is lying about tho,
Catholic Church, why doesn't thatjSi]ley
Church deny the charges made?" that,
we take this opportunity of telling
somewhat about that paper, and the
reason the Church hates to bother
with it, says the Marian, publish oil
by the Congregation of the Mission
at Opelika, Ala.
The Church does not care to no
tice such obscenities, blasphemies and
libels because it can hardly imagine
that men in our day, right here in
America, can believe such lies be
cause noticing them increases their
circulation and because they are
short-lived. They lie too much, de
feat their own purpose, disgust their
readers and bankrupt themselves.
The Catholic Church is used to
such attacks as The Menace makes.
In every generation they had their
little day and died. She has been at
the cradle and the coffin of legions
of such defamers. In 1865 the anti
Catholic Knownothings had twenty
eight congressmen ranged with them.
The Church was not so well known
as it is today. They died away, and
the Church became better known.
About 1891 the American Protective
Association warned the country of
the "menacing encroachment of the
Church," and substantiated state
ments with forged letters from eight
Catholic bishops instructing Catholics
to persecute Protestants and with
forged decrees from the Pope calling
upon the Catholics to massacre their
fellow countrymen around the feast
of St. Ignatius, 1892. Like their pred
ecessors, these "Protectives" lied too
much. In 1894 there were seventy
weeklies like The Menace they have
all gone to glory, save possibly one.
They barked themselves hoarse, curl
ed up and died.
Now come the Guardians of Lib
erty uttering their arnings through
such throats as Watson's Magazine
and The Menace. They will lie as
their fathers lied, and will die as their
fathers died. One of our townsmen
said some time ago, "All these things
about the Catholics are true: here it
is printed in black and white." Let
us examine:
To you, in your honesty, it seems
incredible that a minister of the gos
pel could in public print lie constant-
ly, systematically, diabolically. "For,"
you say, "what motives could Induce!
him to tell of the precious political
untrue?" Yet this is what Rev. T.
Walker is doing-lying constantly, I
systematically, diabolically. And the!
minister who for years had no call
to any pulpit yet he needed monev,
and the churches were calling for
ministers. In Hampton's Magazine
for September, 1911, you will see that
as he does lack of morals: and we
doubt not that it was because he was
morally unfit to preach the gospel
that no church called upon him. And
the morals of his paper prove that
the churches were right. When the
organizers of The Menace wished to
get someone to lie shamelessly and
tirelessly about the Catholic Church,
they found this minister whom r.o
church would have. And now he
makes his living with his lies, and
he will lie so long, as he can get a
dime' from his readers.
He sends out all the lies that a de
praved imagination can invent and
to give plausibility to his lies, he
gives names of persons that do not
exist, or gives addresses that are
vague and untrue, or places that are
not on the map gives names of no-
be^ore 4
______ had committed to reformatories, and
makes their testimonies read as
though the writers had been "con
fined in convents," and sells these lies
for the nominal su'^.jf 50c a year.
h0™ BW0™ftimonie,
were made, notaries not listed by the
state or he takes the testimony of
depraved women w,honi the courts
Let us illustrate:. In one of his is
sues he cites a Father O'Donnell of
Huntingdon!, La., tvho was caught
drinking with one of the telephone
girls. But there is no Father O'Don
nell of Louisiana. He may have been
visiting? Why, there is no such place
as Huntingdom in the whole state. In
the jssuc of January 27th_ Agnca
Vaughn depoges on Qa(h Fu(hor
and th(j CathoIics of gprins.
fle]d OWo_ pIaced hflp jn tho conv(.nt
of St. Aloysius Industrial School of
iColumbus, Ohio, where she was made
to perform the filthiest tasks and had
the. flesh torn from'her arms, etc. But
there is no St. Aloysius Industrial
School of CoIumbBS, Ohio, and there
is no Father Silley in the whole
United States. In tie issue of March
9th, Florence Carey deposes before
Salome B. Weaver, notary public in
the County of Philadelphia (no town,
or P. O. address given) that she had
been sent to the House of Good Shep
herd in Washington, D. C.. a reform
atory school for wayward girls. The
Sisters of .the Good Shepherd conduct,
I suppose, oveV a hundred of theso in
stitutions throughoit the country.
They also conduct protectories, where
orphan girls, or girls of dissolute par
ents find a safe hone, learn a trade
and fit themselves, when they shall
have attained their, majority, for re
spectable _woithen' '^C.ttrB'Svorld. (The
reformatories we protectories,
are sometimes called Magdalene
homes.) She likewise deposed that
she now lives at the Magdalene Home,
213 N. 21st street, Philadelphia that
while in the House of the Good Shep
herd the Sisters knocked down a
May Barnhouser, tore her hair, kicked
her in the stomach, etc. Nor- here
was a ease with particular names,
particular address. The chief thin
about it was the misty address of tho
notary public—the "county" of Phila
delphia. We wrote to the Secretary
of the Commonwealth in Pennsyl
vania, Mr. Robert McAfee, for the
postoflice address of Salome, and on
June 5th received the answer that "a
hasty examination covering nearly
2,000 names of notaries in the county
of Philadelphia failed to show the
name of Salom« B. Weaver." So all
the testimony goes for nothing. More
over, inquiry at 21J N. 21st street,
Philadelphia, revealed that Florence
Carey does not live there, that it is
not a House of the Good Shepherd
(as you would he led to infer from
the article) but that it is a Protest
ant institution.
If the convents be such tilings of
horror as The Menace would have you
I believe, how comes it that 58,000 of
the purest of
motive? It is either hatred or liun-! Posslble'
ger-maybe a little of both. He is a!
ters to the
A™riCiin wome" wnl"
sta" lhtre'
activity, Jesuitical intriguery, wanton' 'eave there? Why is that so manj
cruelty and bestial obscenity of the! Protestant parents send their children
Catholic Church, if these things areito
in 1906 the Baptists had 6,302 more eighteen. In each hand ten go to no
churches than ministers the Luther- church at all five attend Protestant,
ans, 3,353 Presbyterians, 2,855 the Jewish or other churches three at
Methodists of all sorts 20,253, etc. tend Catholic churches. Thirty thou
Surely, if Mr. Walker were a man sand every year leave their former
fit mentally and morally ho could faith and join the Catholic ranks. A
have filled a pulpit in some one of few days before last Christmas two
these 32,763 vacant charges. But no| former Protestant ministers, after
one wished him. He does not show! several years' study in Catholic semi
in his paper so much a lack of brains
would ratllPr d,c than
there? Wllv dld

wlUl a11 h,s hatre1
^tholic Church, when he wished
linve the bpst
send her 10 a convent
and write many lommen
Sisters' tha"ki"&
had donc for hls chi,d?
In this country there are 15,000,000
Catholics. Divide the whole popula
tion of the country into bands of
were ordained Catholic priests,
five more were ordained deacons, and
three Protestant .seminarians left the
prospect of the ministry to enter the I
Catholic Church.
We do not know at the presen
writing the exact number, but vl
should judge that in the last tJi
years, forty Protestant ministers In
this country became Catholics. Wire
all these likely to join a Church/ of
immorality and insincerity?
A little more than a month agf, tn
Lapeer, Mich., the town forced a yatb
•lie priest to become its mayor/and
Was Anticipated From the Start
for Several Reasons Given by
T. P. O'Connor.
The Master of Elibank, Chief Whip
of the Liberals, Hands in
his Resignation.
He Was Among the Speakers Who
Accompanied the Premier to
City of Dublin.
In last Sunday's London letter to
the Chicago Tribune, written on tlie
eve fthe adjournment of Parliament,
T. P. O'Connor says:
With a wild whoop, the Tory pa
pers proclaim a big victory in the
Manchester election. They shout that
this is the beginning of the end, ,1c
mand that the Tory opposition force
a dissolution of parliament, and de
clare the Home Rule bill is dead.
This exultation is rather overdone,
as the seat has been nearly always
Tory and was only won in recent
years by Winston Churchill's com
manding personality and the dread of
all tho cotton lords, Liberal or Tory,
of their industry being ruined by pro
The Tory candidate was so con
scious that the protection Ulen was
an impossible barrier to victory that
he denied protection as an issue and
tho Tory free traders who supported
him begged him to say as little as
possible on the subject.
The defeat of the Liberals wan un
from the beginnwg 7o'r ~flr'f
era! reasons. The first one was that"
tho cotton lords resent. Lloyd-George's
heavy taxation on the capitalists and
the landlords, and, secondly, tho in
surance act still Is unpopular, espe
cially among the small employers of
labor and with certain sections of the
workmen, who object to the compul
sory thrift and have been stuffed with
gigantic lies by the Tory speakers.
It is thought possible that Man
chester will return to the allegiance
with free trade at the general elec
tion. Anyhow, the Liberals take the
defeat quite calmly.
The other recent elections reveal
no steady current against the gov
ernment. Haniey was won in spiti
of a three cornered fight by a splen
did majority, and, though Crewe was
lost by a triangular light, the votes
for the Liberal and Labor candidates,
professing Identically the same, prin
ciples, were a majority, and the Tory
member represents a minority con
There is no relaxation whatever in
the determination of the government
to push forward the Home Rule bill
to final success.
The Liberals arc really more dis
tressed over the resignation of the
Master of Klibank than the defeat in
Manchester. His winning personal
ity, tact, energy and shrewdness were
an invaluable asset to his party.
lii» resignation was entirely due to
the necessity of providing for the
members of his family, who have no
fortune except a, small and embar
rassed estate. The tempting offer of
a big salary from the great con
tracting firm of Pearsons could not
be jUIowed to pass by, but the Mas
ter of Klibank did not retire until he
harl! made the way smooth for the re
maining stages of Home Rule and
helled the government over the last
tevj weeks.
got ali the finance and all the
sn/all measures finally disposed of be
fore tho end of this session and thus
the progress of the Home Rule bill
cannot be interrupted in the autumn
One of the last acts of the great
.'hip was to fix the time tablp and
he other terms of the drastic clos
re. These will be proposed within
few days of the meeting of pari la-
m( nt ancj
it is anticipated that the
Tories will make a tremendous scene
of stage machined disorder wh
thirteen times ag many Protestants
as Catholics voted for him. Would
these Protestants elect a man who.
In his religious principles, stood for a
system of intrigue and hypocrisy?
theso proposals are made.
Rumors are current that the Tories
plan some great coup in Ulster (lur
ing the month of September, thouyn
nobody can guess what I hey intend
to do. They claim they will show that
Home Rule is impossible, but they
miscalculate Knglish opinion. The
rowdyism in Belfast turned Knglaiul
and especially the working classes
decisively and finally against ihmii
and the persecutions of linglish Lib
erals and Irish Nationalist workers
in tho shipyards add to the general
Published By Orangemen for the In
formation of the Voters of
Great Britain.
Is there further proof required that! Haiti, stands completed since the
The Menace Is a vulgar, lying, ob-|year 1540. It is the oldest in. the
scene sheet? Western Hemisphere.
The following editorial recently ap
peared in the Irish World of New
The Tories have got. out a hook
against. Homo Utile, for election cam
paign purposes in Great. Hritiiln.
Very appropriately the title of it is
"Against. Home Kule."
This hook, "Against lloine Utile,"
is made up of articles by a number of
the Tory leaders—Messrs. Halfour,
lionar Law, Campbell, Carson, Lord
Londonderry, and several others—
each dealing with a special point or
aspect, of the Tory case against, the
National demand of Ireland.
One of the articles is written by
Uiglit Hon. Thomas Sinclair, and the
subject of it. is: "Tile Position of
Ulster." Mr. Sinclair ltnowH th
"position of Ulster" so far as it con
cerns himself and the element of tho
population of Ulster to which he be
longs, which is the Protestant, Asceu
daney element. lie knows, too, how
that, element came to he in Ulster, and
lie tells it very plainly. This Is his
account of the business:
"The. Ulster Scot is not. In Ireland
today upon (he conditions of £n or
b'lriftrF ImiSTgrant. His foreliihers
"were 'plantod' in Ulster in the //dub
ious times of the seventeenth citntury.
Although at. the end of the reign oi
Queeu ICllzahelli peace had been
secured all over Ireland, war was re
newed in the Northern Province early
in the seventeenth century. The up
rising was speedily crushed and Hie
lands of several of the rebellious
nobles forfeited to the Crown, tn or
der to prevent, a repetition of lawless
ness, the forfeited estates were en
trusted to undertakers on whom the
obligation rested of peoplng them
with settlers from Great Britain. This
policy was carried out under the rule
of an Knglish king, himself a Scot
James VI of Scotland and I of ling
land. Large numbers of settlers
were brought over to Ulster many of
them Knglish, but. Ilio majority
Scotch. We, Ulster Unionists, who
inhabit the Province today, or at least
I he greater number of us, are des
cendants of these settlers."
That Is to say, descendants of the
robber Scots who were planted by
.lames I on the confiscated lands of
the Catholic chiefs and people of
Ulster. In this way the "Ulster Scots"
came to be in Ireland, and the Right
Honorable Thomas Sinclair, one of
their descendants, is not honorable
enough to be ashamed of it. On the
contrary, he rather glories in the re
cord. It is worthy of remark in con
nection with this subject, that while
the "Uliiter Scots" or most of them,
are so bitter and malignant against
Home Rule, the great majority of tha
Scotch Scots—the Scots who live in
Scotland- are good Home Rulers. So
If Mr. Sinclair's "Ulster Scot" ances
tor of the seventeenth entury had re
mained in Scotland, instead of going
over to rob Catholics In Ireland, the
Right Hon. Thomas might today be a
resident of Scotland and an ardent
supporter of Home Rule with Llie
majority of his countrymen.
A Strange Vote.
The International Bible Students'
Association met in Washington,
C., this week and unanimously adopt
ed a resolution repudiating the teach
ing of "hell fire." That is a very
convenient way of getting rid of hell
fire, says the True Voice. Just vote
It out, of existence by a Bible students'
convention and lo! it is settled. We
don't see why they didn't vote them
selves into heaven while they were
about it. It would have been just as
easy, and no more absurd, than to
vote out hell fire.
Diocese Nearly 400 Years Old.
a a S a
$2.00 Per Year
Of the Knights of Columbus at
Convention Held in City of
Colorado Springs.
Orator is Archbishop Glennon of
St. Louis, One of the Youngest
of the Prelates.
Answers Charges Brought Against
Catholic Order by Enemies
of the Church.
At the recent convention of the
Knights of Columbus at Colorado
Springs, Archbishop Glennon of St.
Louis delivered an eloquent and in
spiring sermon at the. pontifical high
uiMss in St. .Mary's church before a
congregation which tilled the edifice
to overllowing. In the course of his
address he said in part:
The last few years show a reLurn
of the old and miserable A. P. A. men
and methods. It is hard to kill the
serpent of bitterness and religious
prejudice. In its latest attfck£l/Japon
the Catholic Church it gives you an
honored place as tho Church's most
potent, if not most insidious defend*
crs. Vou are, in their opinion, 'in
arnied body. They assert that your
club rooms and the basements of
churches, as usual, arc stocked with
gun and sabre and that you are
trained to use both one and the other
to defend the cause of Rome. They
claim you cannot be patriots that
you must be enemies of America an I
Democracy and that your mission is,
to- make Amotion, tho flof of papal
And, lo prove their position, tlify
I hat Plus the Tenth has boldly
ordered his retainers here to "mi'k.j
America Catholic." And, of course.
America, can be made Catholic only
through the swords of the valiant
Knights of Columbus. Or, in other
words, we have the two statements
which rtnr up and down the gamut of
the present flay anti-Catholic agita
tion tlrst, "America, shall be marie
Catholic second, "the Knights of
Columbus nre an armed body to
help in its accomplishment."
To the first of these statements,
namely: That there is a purpose, a
mission, nay, even a duty incumbent
on us to make America Catholic, is a
statement that I readily admit nay,
I am anxious to go on record and
plead guilty. It is our hope, it is our
prayer, and with God's help we may
succeed —yes, we hope to make Am
erica Catholic.
And, while we are not. aware that
our Holy Father, Plus the Tenth, has
spoken this command in so many
words, yet were he to do so, while not
outstepping his own God-given duty
and mission, he would not be the first
to give such a command. Neither
would his predecessor, Leo the Thir
teenth. For this command we must
go farther, even beyond the days
when Columbus brought the cross
here to conquer new kingdoms for
his nation and his Faith. For this
command we must go to the very
fountain-head and listen to the Great
Commander Himself, the One, who
once commanded the waters to be
still, the dead to rise, and humanity
Itself to hope. He it was Who In the
long ago spoke to our forefathers in
the Faith, "Go teach all nations, teach
them all things whatsoever I have
commanded you and I shall be with
you all days, even unto the consum
mation of the world."
And it was that same Christ that
founded our Faith, the One, Holy,
Catholic Apostolic Faith, founded it
on the Apostles, at whose head was
Peter to whom He gave the com
mand that I have just now spoken, so
in Peter's successor that command
still obtains, and with us the duty
still remains—in God's name to go
and teach all nations—even America,
to teach all truth that He has com
manded, whether it be in the Scrip
ture or Apostolic Tradition. In other
words, Christ's command to us would
read, "Make America Catholic in My
name, and with America, the other''
nations go to the islanders of the
Pacific preach to the brown men of
the East belt the world with proc
lamation of One Faith, One Lord, One
'Baptism, One Holy 'Catholic Church."
Yes, we must confess to the first, of

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