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Some of the political principles
enunciated by the Bull Moose candi
date in his "Confession of Faith"
must be borrowed from Debs and Jiis
Senator La Foilette charges the
postofiice authorities with opening his
mail before delivery. A serious
charge which requires positive proof
to sustain it.
The Western Watchman of last
week is embellished by a splendid
'likeness of Archbishop Ireland, ":le
•illustrious champion of education in
.the Northwest."
The arch-enemy of mankind
mv1""Ift-Vs* ik i'f
goes around as "a roaring lion,"
though hoi! was recently abolished
a pack of fools who call themselves
Bible students.
The late John Bright, the friend
and colleague of Gladstone, proclaim
ed a great truth when he said: "1
believe there is no permanent great-
ness to a nation except it be based
(upon morality."
The twentieth state convention of
the Ancient Order of Hibernians of
Minnesota will be held in St. Paul
September IS, 19 and 20. The ladies'
auxiliary will meet at the same time
and place.
Blackwood's Magazine makes a
fierce attack on the Americans who
won prizes at the Olympian games,
and concludes by advocating the dis
continuance of the sports. Very nice
of our British cousin!
,• The attention of the Knights of
Columbus in the Northwest is direct
ed to the magnificent address of
Archbishop Glennon of St. Louis
which begins on the first page of this
Some big litigation over the legal
possession of fifty-two acres of land
In New York state is likely to take
place between Cardinal Parley and
John D. Rockefeller. The Cardinal
claims that the land was sold to him
before it was purchased by the oil
king at a higher price.
Knute Nelson did not vote for the
-Wool bill or the Canal bill giving fr«e
tolls to American ships. James A.
Peterson and Daniel W. Lscwler may
ask the reason why the sage of Alex
andria did not do so. Is Senator
•Nelson a progressive or a standpat
Says the Gaelic American: The
i'Bull Moose party made a bad begin
ning, musically, in Chicago, by sing
ing "America," a parody of the Brit
ish National Anthem, "Ood Save the
The other two conventions
recognized "The Star Spangled. Ban
ner." Who is responsible for the
blunder? %\C'.
Ear-Governor John Llnd, who has
•been spending a vacation at Stock
holm, has written to Fred B. Lynch
of St. Paul, saying he would sail from
Liverpool on Auk- 23 to assist Wood
row Wilson in his campaign. Mt
ranks among the best stump
Speakers in the country and is a tow
of strength to any.'cause or candl-
HJs many admirer*
in the Northwest will be delighted
see him back.
Being told that Bryan accused him
of borrowing material for his plat
form from the Democrats, the Bull
Moose party leader said: "We have
taken all the Democratic ideas except
those fit for inmates of a lunatic
asylum." A very characteristic ad
mission of the Oyster Bay statesman.
Henry Watterson has figured it out
that "Woodrow Wilson will sweep
the country." He appears to have
changed his opinion of Wm. J. Bryan
who is responsible for Wilson's nom
ination. An apology to Bryan for ex
pletives applied to him is now in or
der from the Kentucky colonel.
Candidates for all offices in the gift
of the people are as "plentiful is
blackberries'* this year, to use the
words of the Bard of Avon. Every
mother's son of them Considers him
self a statesman and peculiarly fitted
for the position he seeks. Many of
them will find out in November that
their constituents hold a contrary
opinion of their qualifications.
A circus from the United States ex
hibiting in Saskatoon, Canada, was
ordered to haul down the American
flag. Many American settlers wit
nessed the hauling down of the ban
ner of freedom and manifested their
displeasure by hissing vigorously.
The American flag was displayed in
Dublin during the parade in honor
of Premier Asquith and nobody pro
tested. What's the matter with the
Canucks of Alberta?
The London papers are dissatisfied
with the Panama hill, as was to b*
expected. The Spectator says thac
Great Britain must direct its strong
est efforts to getting the Tolls ques
tion referred to arbitration at the
Hague. "We still hope," says th«
Dally Express, "that the President
will see the necessity of safeguardIny
his country's honor." The President
has already signed the bill, though
rather reluctantly.
The saying of Dr. F. L. Hoffman of
Newark. N. J., at the Eugenics Con
gress in London, is widely commented
upon in the American press. He told
the congress that Catholics are grad
ually making a Catholic country out
of the United States because their re
ligion forbids race suicide and conse
quently their children are more num
erous than in Protestant families. Dr.
Hoffman himself is not a Catholic,
but presumably he has a large fam
Whilst the Bonar Laws and the
Carsons have been preaching "civil
war." the Orangemen of Belfast have
been putting their maxims in prac
tice, with the result that, at the pres
ent time, over two thousand Catholic
workers and some five hundred Pro
testant workers, who are suspected of
sympathy with Home Rule, are oom
pulsorily unemployed in Belfast. Har
lan and Wolfe, the shipbuilders, have
threatened to close up their shops if
Orangemen do not cease their at
tacks upon workmen in their employ.
The Catholic Messenger is author
ity for the statement that during
Woodrow Wilson's term of office as
Governor of New Jersey he has ap
pointed 41 Catholics to lucrative posi
tions on the sole ground of their effi
ciency as public servants to carry out
his reform ideas. That speaks well
for the stenographer nominated by
the Democrats to fill the highest po
sition in their gift. The Progressive
Republicans of the La Follette type
will help them to land Wilson in the
White House by an overwhelming
Says the Le Sueur News: "For
eigners wanted for railroad work" Is
the sign in a window in an employ
ment bureau In St. Paul. Why for
eigners? Is it because they are more
easily enslaved than native sons, or
is it because they will submit to eat
ing food-stuff that would kill dogs,
or is it because the native is unde
sirable. Once upon a time a sign w.u
flung to the breeze, in this land, read
ing "No Irish need apply." Now It
reads "Foreigners wanted."
The foreigners referred to belong to
the class described by Woodrow Wil
son. The Irish no longer work or.
railroads except as foremen of crews.
Sydney Anderson, the budding gen
ius who succeeded Congressman
Tawney at Washington, took up tho
eudgels the other day for Mr. Catitn
of Missouri who lost his seat for vio
lating the laws of his state in the
matter of campaign expenses. Instead
of spending not more than $662, Mr.
Catlln spent $10,200. Patrick F. Gill,
who ran against Catlin on the Demo
cratic ticket, was elected to the lar
ter's seat by a vote of 104 to 79, with
23 not voting. And imagine Sydney
Anderson, the great Progressive, de
fending the illegal action of Catlin!
He ought to Join the Bull Moose, par
ty as a reformer.
Says Father Reardon in the Cath
olic Bulletin: It is reported that
Robert G. Valentine, Indian Commla-
the good of the service. Catholics,
at least, will not regret his departure.
Tile term of his usefulness us Indian
Commissioner ended when he issued
his anti-garb ruling by which ho
sought to force the Sisters out of the
Government Indian Schools. By this
act he over-stepped the limits of his
authority and showed his anti-Cath
olic animus. Such a man should no:
be retained in the service of the
United States Government no matter
what his qualifications for the posi
tion may be.
The editor of the Prison Mirror,
who is an inmate of the Stillwater
penitentiary, is a man of orthodox
faith. He takes no stock in the reso
lution recently passed at the Bible
Students' convention at Washington,
D. C., on the nun-existence of hell,
and believes with the Catholic Uni
verse that "hell will not he abolished
by the resolution of these Bible stu
dents." Henry Ward Beecher in his
day preached there was no hell, but
that eloquent divine, if he could "re
visit the glimpses of the moon," would
undoubtedly acknowledge his mistake
and endorse the Athanasius creed.
Debs' organ, the Appeal to Preju
dice, says that Father Vaughan of
England has come to America as "the
special representative of the Pope at
Rome" in order to check the progress
of socialism. Such a statement is oi
a par with many others that appear
Bob Dunn, of the Princeton Union,
who knows what it is to be misrepre-
hattan club of New York la withou.
foundation. His name as an appli
cant for membership was proposed
without his request, knowledge or
consent, and was withdrawn before
balloted on. There are unscrupulous
newspapers which are ever ready to
distort the truth—to make mountains
out of molehills—in order to blacken
a man's character, especially if he is
a candidate for office. AVe questiol
whether Wilson would accept mem
bership in the Manhattan club.
Female suffrage is making slow
headway in Ireland in spite of the
fact that no country on earth holds
woman in higher esteem than the
Emerald Isle. Two women recently
attempted to ventilate their views on
the question of suffrage at a meeting
in Dublin, but they were so "heckled"
by the men that they ceased speak
ing and departed amid a storm of
hisses. The pagan Irish had a lim
ited suffrage for women but the
Christian Irish are opposed to it. Tho
English suffragettes now in prison for
assaulting Premier Asquith and at
tempting to burn the Theater Royal
have given a setbnek to the cause in
the city on the Liffey. No woman in
this country would be guilty of such
dastardly acts.
Replying to British charges anent
the crimes committed in the rubber
district of Peru, the ambassador from
that country to the United States
says: "The responsibility for these
crimes should not be made to rest
solely with the nation in whose ter­|ence
ritory they have been committed, but I
should be shared with the concern
which by its methods has obtained
enormous profits which have gone
into a foreign country and have not
benefited in the least the Peruvian na
tion, her government, or her people.''
He refers to the English company
with headquarters in London, and the
"foreign country" that derived enor
mous profits is Great Britain, which
is trying to pick a quarrel with the
little republic but is afraid to strike
on account of the Monroe Doctrine.
Ex-Congressmnn McCloary is writ
ing a book on the tariff to be used a*
a text book during -the campaign. ITe
has evidently changed his view*
judging from a published Interview it
which he says: "The talk I hear o{
free trade and the Democratic cry ol
'tariff for revenue only' amuses me,
for there is no such thing as free
trade for this country, and our Con
stitution provides for a tariff only, on
the basis of tariff for revenue." Had
Mr. McCleary spoken like that to his
constituents in southern Minnesota he
would not have been rejected by t!ie
Republicans of Ills district for a
Democrat. The Republican party has
been for years violating the Constitu
tion by imposing a protective tariff,
and Mr. McCleary acknowledges fha
fact. Come over to the Democrat!
The True Republican of Hudson,
Wis., is one of the best Democratic
papers in the Badger state. In last
week's issue it sensibly remarks:
The strongest argument offered for
sloner. ia to be retlred from ofllce jor -a new party )r that the two old par- The President! had a splei
from time to time in our veracious l~""
if they possess good horse sense,
contemporary. The Pope has nothing
to do with the coming or going ofj Judge Martin J. Wade and Al
Father Vaughan. Let the Appeal to phonse G. Koelble were the principal
Reason meet Father Vaughan's argu- speakers at the Lady Day outing of
rnents with facts and not assumptions
and let the Pope alone. The vener
able pontiff does not bother his head
about what Debs' organ says on so
cialism or any other subject. V'o
dare say he has never heard of such
a publication.
sented and slandered, says: The, »i «_ ...
Anglo-American alliance to intim.1
fitory that Woodrow Wilson was
.. date Germany. Ex-Ambassador
blackballed by the aristocratic Man-j ..
__ Choate, the worthy predecessor nt
tics have become corrupt. Can any
one conceive liovj a national party can
become corrupt jout of power? The
Democratic part^ has only been in
power twelve yeprs in the last sixty,
and the last term ended sixteen years
ago. The oppression and the abuse
of trusts has arisen mainly since that
time. There is a history of the Unit
ed States just out that rates Grover
Cleveland third in the rank of great
presidents. According to It they run:
Washington, Lincoln, Cleveland.
When, then, did the Democratic party
become corrupt if it has furnished the
best president in fifty years?
The negro delegates south of Mason
and Dixon's line were excluded from
participating in the nomination of
Roosevelt at the Bull Moose conven
tion in the Winily City, while negro
delegates from the North were ad
mitted without discrimination. The
reason is obvious. No Roosevelt elec
tors will be furnished from the
South and hence the negroes from
that section were boycotted. It is dif
ferent in the North where the negro
vote is needed. The colored citizens
in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and other
states are as good as Caucasians on
election day. The negroes of the
country. North and South, have beon
always loyal to the G. O. P. but they
have been treated shabbily in return
for their allegiance. Thoy have a
grand opportunity this year of chang
ing their party and they will do so
the United Irish* Societies of Chicago
on Aug. 15. Judge Wade ranks high
as an orator and hails from Ohio.
Mr. Koelble is the native-born Ger
man-American who opposed the
Peace Treaty between Great Britain
and the United States at Carnegie
hall, New York, in the early part of
the year, on the ground that it was
intended as a stepping stone to an
Whitelaw Reld jat the Court of St.
James, presided at the New York
meeting and thq "Laird of Sklbo"
himself was onltlm platform. After
the protest of- ajr. Koelble the meet
ing adjourned jine die and in the
wildest confusioit The Germans and
Irish are a power in the land when
tier socia
they pull togeth
socially and polit-
The sheep will cut quite a figure in
tliis year's campaign. President Taft
has again refused to sign the wool
bill passed by a combination of Demo
crats and Progressives in Congress.
A year ago he vetoed the measure
because the tariff board was not ready
to report: this time lie vetoes it he
cause when the tariff board sub
mitted its report it was rejected hy
Congress, which pronounced the bill
as being far from "scientific." So
little did the House think of the com
petency of the board appointed by
Taft that it failed to pass an appro
priation to compensate the members
thereof for future work.
The board is practically abolished
now and matters stand as they did
when Taft signed the Payne-Aldrich
bill at the beginning of his term.
That bill he called "the best ever
passed," though later on he modified
his opinion by saying that schedule
was "indefensible."
In vetoing the bill the second time
he explains his attitude by saying
I that he wants to ascertain the differ
between the cost of production
promise of the
at home and abroad
is he going to obtain his informa
tion when the tariff board is no more?
Had the board been in existence still.
It would be an utter impossibility fof
it to get the information sought. Tho
tariff plank in the Republican plat
form of 1908 promises to adjust the
tariff according to difference between
the cost of production at home and
abroad, "plus a reasonable profit to
the American manufacturers." That
Republican party with
Ta(t at lts head wlu never be
out. It Is impracticable, and the
framers of the bill knew it.
The President appears to think
more of the wool growers and manu
facturers than he does of the millions
of "ultimate consumers" who will
wear woolen clothing this winter, and
yet he thinks he ought to get a sec
ond term in the White House! He
pays more attention to the advice ot
•Root and Smoot and the other cham
pions of high protection than to the
true representatives of the people In
both Houses of Congress. He thinks
that 29 per cent on raw wool and 4S
per cent on cloths is not enough. The
majority of the plain people, regar.i
less of party politics, have a contrary
opinion. Taft is making the mistake
of his life. If Congress wants a tar
iff commission at a future day, Taf
will not have the appointment of ex
perts. Congress itself will appoint
the board and the board will report
to Congress direct instead of to tha
President. By that time Taft will
have vacated the White House an,4
gone .back to Cincinnati, a defeated
and disappointed man.
splendid op-
portunity of becoming popular when
he entered on his term of office, but
he has been a big disappointment alt
around. Had he vetoed the Payne
Aldrich bill at the start instead ot
lauding it, tho people of the United
States would not be complaining ot
the high cost of living as they have
been during the past three years and
before the election of Taft. An ef
fort should be made to pass the wool
bill over Taft's veto before the ai
journment of Congress and thus place
the members of each house on record.
To the credit of the Minnesota con
gressmen be it said that every one
of them, all Republicans but
voted for the passage of the wool bill
at this session.
Since writing the above, the House
passed the bill by a vote of 174 to
80 over the president's veto. Every
member from Minnesota voted against
Taft's veto, but the Senate is likely
to sustain it.
The Anglo-American press agents
have given us from time to time a
horrifying account of the atrocities
committed on the Indians employed
in the rubber business in Peru but
they have been careful to conceal the
fact that the rubber company guilty
of such revolting cruelties is English
and- has its headquarters in London.
While the atrocities were going on
the British government shut its eyes
and a long time elapsed before the
world knew of it. By that time the
men responsible for the barbarities
were out of the way. Now the Brit
ish government tries to place the
blame upon Peru and calls upon the
United States to interfere in the mat
What has the United States got to
do with it? According to a statement
Issued by Senor Pezel, the Peruvian
ambassador to the United States, Sir
Roger Casement, the English investi
gator of the crimes, permitted the
perpetrators to escape after they were
found guilty by the Peruvian com
mission with Judge Paredes at its
head. The Peruvian authorities had
done their duty and would have pun
ished the guilty brutes had not Sir
Roger kindly let the criminals escape
out of the country. The English gov
ernment at any time can lay its hands
on the guilty parties and surrender
them to Peru. But Peru is small and
the British bully, though anxious to
crush it, cannot well do so in face
of the Monroe Doctrine. It remem
bers the Venezuelan affair during
Cleveland's administration and re
sorts to diplomacy with Bill Taft and
his pro-British cabinet.
Cannot England attend to this mat
ter without dragging the United
States into the quarrel? No allianco
yet exists between the two nations as
far as the world knows, and yet Sir
Edward Grey declared in the British
parliament that his government was
keeping in the closest touch with the
authorities at Washington and that
the British and American consuls
would start together on Aug. 5 for
Putumayo, the scene of the atrocities
in Peru.
In a dispatch from Washington,
dated Aug. 12, it is stated that Car
dinal Gibbons has been appealed to
by Alfred Mitchell Innes, charge d'
affaires of the British embassy, to
send 'Catholic missionaries into the
rubber district of Peru to prevent fur
ther mischief there. That kind of
news is bosh of the worst description
and there is not a word of truth in
the whole fabrication. Cardinal Gib
bons is for the world's peace, but he
will not act as an agent for the ras
cally, hypocritical British govern
The British officials who shed croco
dile tears over the so-called "Belgian
atrocities" In the Congo a few years
ago have winked at similar atrocities
committed by an English corporation
in Peru. The English perpetrators
and their native tools go scot free
and now the United States Is asked
to reprimand a friendly republic with
which it has no quarrel whatever.
For cool effrontery, John Bull takes
the cake.
Lloyd George, the British Chancel
lor of the Exchequer, is putting into
practice the theory advanced by the
late Henry George in the United
States. He is taxing what is known
as the "unearned increment" as ap
plied to real estate. By the growth
of the community the value of real
estate is enhanced without any ex
penditure on the part of the owner
thereof and hence the two Georges
claim that the community is entitled
to the benefit of the increase in value.
The property on Hennepin avenue in
this city, of which the late Elder
Stewart was the ownef, will serve for
an illustration of the "unearned in
A local contemporary, the Tribune,
recently had an article on this sub
ject which Is worthy of reproduction,
had we the space at our disposal.
Take the case of the Astors. it says.
Notwithstanding the frequent divi
sion among heirs, a number of old
John Jacob Astor's descendants of the
fourth and fifth generation are far
wealthier than lie was. His fortune
was estimated at $40,000,000 in real
estate and the foundation of his for-1
tune was acquired in dealing in furs
in the Far West.
The real estate holdings of William
Waldorf Astor, now of England, and
of the late Colonel John Jacob Astor,
in New York city alone, are rated at
$150,000,000 each.. And numerous
slices have been cut off in different
generations for collateral heirs. Old
Peter Goelet bought a farm on what
is now lower Broadway for $10,0001
which is now estimated to be worth
William Waldorf Astor shook t^e
dust of America from his feet and is
now hobnobbing with the British aris
tocracy. He has denationalized him
self by becoming a British subject
and is working hard for. a title. Other
Americans after becoming wealthy by
means of the protective tariff have
followed Astor's example by going to
England to reside there permanently,
They have never added much to the
wealth of the country where their
fortunes were made. Their ambition
was to marry their daughters to Brit
ish dukes and earls and get into high
social circles. It is a good thing to
get rid of such despicable creatures,
but something should be done to pro
vent them from using American
money abroad from rentals of houses
and real estate in this country. The
Henry George plan of taxing land
values up to their full rental value
may be considered confiscation, but
it is the only policy that would bring
the American absentee millionaires to
their senses.
We have carefully read in full the
great speech delivered in Dublin by
the British prime minister, Mr. As
quith, and it is safe to assert that
never during the enforced connection
between Great Britain and Ireland,
has there been heard on Irish soli
such a friendly address from a Brit
ish official. The impression left on
our mind after reading his lengthy
speech is that the hatchet is buried
forever between the democracy of
Great Britain and Ireland, provide*?
that the promises made by Mr. As
quith and the other Englishmen who
accompanied him to Erin's shore arc
fulfilled within a reasonable time.
The fate of the Liberal party hangs
on the allegiance to it of the Irish
Nationalists. So long as the Irish
back up the Liberals and pull togeth
er harmoniously Asquith's party wil!
remain in office.
It is the best policy for the Irish
to stick by the Liberals at the pres
ent time, and it would be foolish fo»
them to have refused honor to suet
a man as Asquith who has always
since his Oxford days, been a cham
pion of Irish rights. The same maj
be said of Birrell, the chief secretary
for Ireland, who has been the bos',
official and the most friendly English,
man that has filled the office during
the past hundred years. We confesi
that we are distrustful of Englishmen
who go to Ireland to praise Johr
Redmond and his followers for simplj
doing their duty in a hostile assembly
but we make an exception in the casa
of Asquith and his companions, and
it is right and proper that thej
should receive an ovation from th*
Irish people on their visit to Dublin
Since his school days Asquith ha»
never wavered in his devotion vo
Erin's cause and he is the first prim#
minister to pay an official visit t#
Ireland. Swift MacNeill, M. P., says
that Asquith has been a Home Rule:
for forty years, and in the Freeman's
Journal of Dublin, has the following
to say of the premier's sincerity:
"I am discharging little less than
a public duty in stating of my own
knowledge, now that Mr. Asquith IS
hourly assailed by charges of insin
cerity, of opportunism, of taking up
Home Rule to win Irish votes, of a
bargain with the Irish 'Dictator,' that
to Mr. Asquith in his early years tt
participate in the settlement of th»
Irish question was a master paBslor,
and I am certain that from this me»
tal and moral attitude he has neve*
for an instant swerved."
Nothing good for Ireland can be ex
pected from the Tory party while un
der the leadership of the Canadian
Orangeman, Mr. Bonar Law, who ip
far inferior in point of ability to Mi
Balfour and who 'is the personifica
tion of racial and religious bigotry.
The Tory party when led by Balfour
granted the land act of 1903 but thr
Liberals have given a Catholic Uni
verslty for higher education and are
following up the boon with a Home
Rule bill granting self-government so
far as Irish affairs are concerned.
Ramsey County Hibernians have
arranged a reunion and field day at
St. Thomas college athletic field Sun
day, Sept. 1. All Irish sports and pas
times will be on the program, which
resembles closely the Irish field days,
common in the East. The affair is
not limited to Irishmen and any ama
teur may enter. Valuable prizes will
be awarded. Entries may be made
through James White, Hibernian
halls, 72 W. 7th street. Athletic com
petition for boys and girls and Irish
jig and reel contests will be features
of the program.
Division No. 4, O. H., will give
"r wy «*j? "si wt?^f '\i «^J"V s'
a picnic and excursion Sunday, Aug
ust 26, on the steamer Frontenac and
barge Mississippi for the members
and their friends. There wjll be
prizes given.
The Choral club of the Ladies' Aux
iliary to the A. O. H. met Tuesday
evening at Hibernian halls. They are
rehearsing the Irish songs for the
The St. Paul Shamrock club will
give its last excursion of the season
Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, on the
steamer Purchase and barge on the
Mississippi. The committee will see
that all present will enjoy them
The Ladies' Aid society of St.
John's Catholic church were enter
tained Wednesday at the home of
Mrs. A. J. Myler, E. 5th street.
Martin Flanagan, assistant chief of
police, was chosen president of the
St.. Paul Police Benevolent Associa
tion at the annual meeting at the cen
tral station Sunday afternoon. As
sistant Chief Flanagan succeeds J. J.
O'Connor, former chief, who recently
resigned the presidency. The other
officers were re-elected.
St. Mark's Catholic church, Mer
riam Park, gave a river excursion
Monday evening on the steamer Pur
chase and barge. There was a mus
ical entertainment by the St. Paul
quartet and orchestra and also danc
ing. The affair was a success both
socially and financially.
Mrs. Ed English, of Litchfield ave
nue, entertained at dinner Wednesday
evening in honor of her daughter
Mary's sixteenth birthday. Covers
were laid for sixteen guests.
President Howard Elliott of the
Northern Pacific railroad left Sunday
for a trip through the West covering
the entire system. He will be gone
a month.
Mrs. Helen Gilmore, aged 20 years,
died Friday of last week after a short
illness. The remains were at Con
nelly & McDevltt's undertaking rooms
from which the funeral took place
Monday. Interment was in Blsbee,
N. D.
Archbishop Ireland was the central
figure at a notable reception given
in his honor Wednesday evening at
the South Bend auditorium, Indiana.
The largest assemblage of Catholics
and Protestants in the history of
South Bend was present to greet the
St. Paul prelate. The Archbishop is
attending the sessions of the Catholic
Total Abstinence union at Notre
Mrs. James Slavin and Miss Mary
Slavin, Laurel avenue, have returned
from a visit at Frontenac.
Michael Dougan, 30, 185 Grove
street, switchman, Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha railroad, in
jured Thursday when struck by a
gravel train on the tracks under the
Payne avenue bridge, is reported im
proving at St. Luke's hospital and
will probably recover.
Patrick O'Brien, assistant postmas
ter, is spending his annual vacation
at Billings, Mont. Mr. O'Brien will
return Aug. 28.
Dlv. No. 8, L. A. to A. O. H„ held
a regular meeting Monday evening at
Hibernian hall. The following were
elected as delegates to the state con
vention In September: Mrs. John
Sweeney, Miss Mary Donavan, Mrs.
Catherine Cook, Miss Mary Gillespie.
Mr. Patrick Murphy, aged 31 years,
died at Minneapolis Monday after a
short illness. The funeral took place
from the undertaking rooms of Con
nelly & McDevitt Friday at 8:30 a. m.
Services were held at the Cathedral
at 9 o'clock. Interment at Calvary
cemetery. Mr. Murphy is survived by
two sisters and two brothers, Miss
Katherlne Murphy of St. Paul, Mrs.
M. J. McKenna of Rock Rapids, la.,
John Murphy, Sioux City, la., and
James Murphy of Alberta, Canada.
Word has been received In St. Paul
of the death of Mrs. Mattie O'Hara,
aged 66 years, mother of A. C. Wor
den, Mrs. James Thurston of St. Paul,
MrB. F. E. Milton of Minneapolis, and
Clyde Gallaway of Homestead, Iowa.
The funeral took place from Fergus
Falls Friday.
John A. Gibbons, aged 33 years,
died Tuesday after a short illness.
The funeral took place from Ills late
residence, 667 Central avenue, Thurs
day at 8:30 a. m. Services were held
at St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock.
Interment in Calvary cemetery.
The marriage of Miss Genevieve
Pepin, daughter of Simon Pepin, to
Frank Henry Meyer, Havre, Mont.,
took place Tuesday morning at
Luke's Catholic church, where Rev.
Paul Rulquln performed the cere
mony. The bride was given in mar
riage by her uncle, Alexander Pepin.
Miss Blanche Pepin was her cousin's
maid of honor. The bride wore a
diamond and pearl pendant, the gift
of the groom. George Churchill was
the best man. A wedding breakfast
was served at the Saint Paul, where
the guests numbered 18, all members
of the Immediate families. Mr. Meyer
and his bride left for a trip East and
will be at home after Sept. 15 at
Havre, Mont.
Miss Margaret Egan of 969 Manvel
avenue, St. Anthony Park, is visiting
friends in Idaho. Miss Egan is
teacher in the Jefferson School and
always spends her vacation in the Fu

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