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Vol. XXXIII. Nol"#**
In preparation for the great "after
the war" task of re-establishing the
entire world on a basis of permanent
peace, the Vatican is pursuing a steady
policy of resuming and establishing
diplomatic relations with as many
countries as possible.
By being in direct and official con
tact with all the leading nations of
the world, the Vatican hopes to be in
a position to lend aid and influence
to those of the United States and
allied belligerents who, with the close
of the war, will assume the leadership
in attempting to render impossible
for all time to come a similar catas
Shortly after the opening of the war
and without any reference to the above
mentioned policy, diplomatic rela
tions were resumed between England
and the Vatican and .a Papal Nuncio
also was accepted at Constantinople
by the Ottoman Empire.
Religion No Bar.
More recently the Vatican has been
able to resume diplomatic relations
with Portugal, and to enter into rela
tions with China and Japan. In this
way the Vatican is already in official
relation with the various nations rep
resenting all of the principal relations
of the world.
Diplomatic negotiations are under
stood to be under way between the
Vatican and Switzerland for an ex
change of diplomatic representatives.
Official announcement that such an
understanding has been reached may
be expected at any moment.
One of the dearest projects along
this line which His Holiness is de
clared in competent circles to have at
heart is to see the Apostolic Delegate
at Washington raised to the position
of a Papal Nuncio or Papal Ambassa
dor. At the present time no official re
lations exist between the United
States and the Vatican. The Apostolic
Delegate at Washington is merely
there to watch over interests of Amer
ican Catholics.
Precedent Is Set.
Should the United States consent
to have this position raised to that of
Official announcement has just been
made thjit the third biennial conven
tion of the International Federation of
Catholic Alumnae, scheduled to take
place in St. Louis, October 16 to 20,
has been postponed until after the
war. The news was received last Sat
urday by Mrs. John H. Donohue, of
St. Paul, governor for Minnesota.
"The federation," ^Wrs. Donohue
says, "is anxious to co-operate with
the government in every possible way,
and in deference to the restrictions
placed on travel, except for business
and war exigencies, has decided to de
fer the convention until the war is
ended and normal conditions prevail
throughoht the country.
"Members of the federation number
ing 50,000 women graduates of Cath
olic colleges, convents, academies and
high schools in the United States have
given splendid patriotic services to
humanity's cause by widespread home
war activities in many fields of en
"The Red Cross work of the various
state chapters has been extensive and
notable, according to reports which
have come from the national presi
dent, Miss Clare Cogan, of Brooklyn,
N. Y., and Miss Regina M. Fisher, of
Philadelphia, chairman of publicity,"
Mrs. Donohue said.
"Sacrifice and service has been the
slogan and one in which the patriotism
and loyalty of the organization has
found full expression. A meeting,"
Mrs. Donohue said, "will be held of
the executive and advisory council late
in November under the direction of
the Rev. Edward A. Pace, Ph. D., di
rector of the association, the place
and date of which will be announced
U. S. And Vatican
On Intimate Terms
Diplomatic Relations Are Likely to be Established in the
Very Near Future. Pope's Constant Labors in Behalf
ot Prisoners Lauded by U. S. and Allies
a Nunciature, this would provide for
a regular exchange of diplomatic rep
resentatives between the Vatican and
Washington. The lead which English
and-other Protestant, to say nothing
of Mohammedan and Buddhist, states
have taken in establishing diplomatic
relations with the Holy See, would not
make this step on the part of the
United States, it is pointed out, any
great departure from previous cus
There always is more or less prob
ability of an eventual resumption of
diplomatic relations between France
and the Vatican. Inofficial steps are
in progress all the time, and it is
practically certain that sooner or later
these will develop into official nego
There seems every likelihood that
at the end of the war the Vatican
will be in a position to lend its in
fluence in an official and effective man
ner towards establishment of a perm
anent world peace, and toward settle
ment of the various rumanitarian
questions that the after the war period
is certain to bring.
Probably this sturdy youngster will
not grow up fast enough to get into
the present war but if health and
strength count he certainly has the
makings of a good soldier. His moth
er is Jtfrs. j. Rathjen, 355 Prospect
avenue^ Eawtueket, R. I., and she sa^s
that for over two years she has used
Father John's Medicine in her family
lloth for the youngster and the other
members of the family with excellent
results. Mrs. Rathjen says she
"thinks there is nothing better," and
a few of her friends to whom she has
recommended the medicine have had
the same experience. This pure, old
fashioned, family medicine is nourish
ing, wholesome and strengthening. It
has superior food value and is rich
in the very elements which make
flesh and strength. It is guaranteed
free from alcohol or dangerous drugs
in any form.
The Minnesota Federation of Cath
olic Alumnae will hold a meeting next
Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at St.
Joseph's Academy, Nelson and West
ern avenues, St. Paul, when the con
stitution and by-laws of the associa
tion, which have just been drawn up,
will be ratified and plans for inten
sive, unified war work through the
state will be outlined. The associa
tion represents an aggregation of over
1,500 Catholic women, composed of
alumna of St. Joseph's academy, St.
Catherine's college and the Visitation
convent, St. Paul St. Benedict's acad
emy, St. Joseph, Minn., and St. Mar
garet's academy, Minneapolis.
An invitation is extended to all mem
bers of the association to attend. Mrs
Donohue will preside.
Portland, Ore. K. C's.
Elect Officers
Portland, Ore.—The following were
elected by Portland Council No. 678,
Knights of Columbus, at their regular
meeting, Monday evening, September
9: Grand Knight, Patrick Bacon (re
elected) Deputy Grand Knight, Hen
ry Kavelage Chancellor, Frank Smith
Warden, John P. Hart Treasurer, T.
E. Dooley Recorder and Financial
Secretary, J. Frank Sinnott Trustees,
J. N. Dominese, J. B. Drennan Pub
licity Agent, A. B. Cain Outside
Guard, George W. Little wood Inner
Guard, C. P. Leehan.
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Minneapolis, Minn.,
Peacefully Passes Away at His Coun
try Home Tuesday Night.
Mamaroneck, N. Y., Sept. 17.—Car
dinal John M. Farley, archbishop of
New York, died at his country home
here tonight. The aged prelate had
been sinking rapidly since he suffered
a relapse last Saturday following par
tial recovery from an attack of
He was born in County Armagh
Ireland, in 1842. He entered St.
John's college at Fordham, N. Y., in
1864 he was ordained priest in Rome
in 1870. In 1902 he became the fourth
archbishop of New York, and was ele
vated to the cardinalate in 1911.
Cardinal Farley was known as a
democratic, large hearted and self-ef
facing prelate.
He was a remarkable linguist and a
proficient writer, having always ex
hibited an apitude for both .English
and classical composition.
His grasp upon American constitu
tional history was said to be extra
ordinary. The history of the United
States was his favorite subject of
For the last three days, physicians
attending the cardinal have been ex
pecting his death hourly. Although
he rallied today from several sinking
spells, no hope was entertained for
his recovery.
At his bedside were three doctors,
Bishop Hayes of New York, Mon
signor Carroll, the cardinal's private
secretary Vicar General Lavelle and
Monsignor Mooney.
"The end came peacefully and beau
tifully," said Bishop Hayes. Priests
in the room, who were saying prayers
for the dying, were unaware that
death had come until the physicians
stepped back from the bed.
Lieut. Col. William H. Donahue,
151st U. S. field artillery, arrived in
Minneapolis last Saturday from
More than two score of friends and
his mother, Mrs. Nora Donahue, were
on the Milwaukee station platform
when Lieut. Col. Donahue, wearing on
his breast the army's distinguished
service cross, stepped from the train.
Even Rev. Father Cullen, of the
Pro-Cathedral, and the rest of the
lieutenant colonel's friends, waited
at & respectful distance until the lit
tle white-haired mother had greeted
Bronzed by the suns and winds of
France, Col. Donahue's appearance is
that of the typical and ideal Ameri
can fighting man.
"Sure I'm glad to get back," he
told his mother, "and I was just as
sorry to leave. Never felt better in
my life."
"When is the war going to end,
Will?" was the first-thing the mother
wanted to know, now that she had
her son at home again.
"I don't know—no one can do more
than conjecture, but it will be war
for a long time yet," was his answer.
"There is one thing I want to say
to the families and friends of the old
First Minnesota Field artillery, that
the men are today in better condition,
man for man, than they ever were in
before in all their lives. The morale
and stamina of the regiment is above
par. We are just a great big Minne
apolis and Minnesota family. It was
as a family we went over and it's a
family we have been ever since.
"I want to say a word about the
French soldier. He is the finest in
the world. He is the best grounded,
best trained and most efficient fighter
in Europe. Each Frenchman feels it's
his own personal fight, and he goes at
lt in just that way. The feeling be
tween the French and Americans is
"Mr. Frenchman seems to regard
us as his big brother. You know how
small boy can fight another lad
when he sees his big brother coming.
Just the same way over there, when
the French saw us coming. When we
Lt Col. Wm. 0, Donahue ,t
Returns From France
An Enthusiastic Reception Accorded Him by the People of This
City-Will Go To Camp Mead, Where He Will Train
And Take Over-Seas New Artillery Regiment
Saturday, September 21,
John O'Sullivan, Now Leairig Tenor
At the Paris Gra,nd Opera, Com
ing to This Country.
The most popular French tenor in
Paris is an Irishman. John O^Sullivan,
and Cleofonte Canipanini has an
nounced that he has engaged this
Franco-Celtic celebrity for the com
ing season of the Chicago Opera As
sociation in Chicago, New York and
.Boston. After Mr. Campanini de
prived the Grand Opera in Paris of
the art of Lucien Muratore, "The
O'Sullivan" became the successor of
the great French singing actor in that
metropolis. Next season both of these
graduates of Parisian opera will find
themselves colleagues in ithe \Chicago
John O'Sullivan is said to be a stal
wart young Irishman of thirty years,
although of full artistic stature and
fame, and with Alessandro Dolci, the
equally popular young Italian tenor,
and Muratore also, Mr. Campanini
feels that he is forming his tenor con
tingent with youth and vigor as well
as the three most highly approved ar
tists of their respective classifications.
The general director is also in negotia
tion with another prominent French
tenor, a famous French soprano and
still another Italian tenor, all of whose
engagements he hopes to announce in
a few days.
Mr. O'Sullivan sang as a boy in Ire
land, and displayed such talent that
he was sent, after preliminary musical
training at home, to Paris, where he
entered the Conservatoire. After
graduating with honors, the winner or
a prize in this institution, he sang in
Italy and Switzerland until he was
called to the coveted post of leading
tenor at the Paris Grand Opera.
came in with the Poilu in the 42nd
division, we were made to feel at
home. General Menoher, comman
dant of the division, is as careful of
the Americans as of his own people.
That two nations could so completely
unite in feeling and action, is wonder
"The whole American army in
France is something to be proud of.
We Yankees have got to a point
where we are really proud of our
selves. The morale of the entire
army of more than
men on
the fighting line, is superb."
Lieut. Colonel Donahue is very
proud of the fact the 151st is a vol
unteer regiment. A great many of
the men in the command saw service
in the border and the Spanish-Amer
ican war. He considers it the flower
of the 42nd division. Col. Donahue
is now at Camp Meade, having been
under orders to return there for duty.
He is one of a number of experi
enced line officers back here to help
train the new draft army. An in
formal reception in his honor was
given at the Pro-Cathedral of St.
Mary on Saturday night. There was
a large attendance at the sub-audi
"Remember, no news is good news,"
he told anxious mothers. "If your boy
is sick or wounded you'll hear it soon
through the War department. If you
don't hear from him you may assume
he is all right.
"The morals of the men in France
are far better than when they left the
United States. France is not a frivo
lous nation. One cannot judge it by
the boulevard crowds," he declared.
The Rev. T. E. Ctillen, pastor of the
Pro-Cathedral parish, presided. Pa
triotic songs were sung by members
of the church choir and the audience.
An orchestra played.
Colonel Donahue did not neglect the
broader, more scientific phases of the
"After going over a map of the St.
Mihiel sector with French officers, it
seemed to me impossible to take it,"
he said. "The wonderful attack has
been made possible through the gen-
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Tlie new Registration Act which will
come into effect on October 1 next,
will more than treble the number of
voters in Ireland. During the recent
election campaign in VVaterford City,
the Dillonite organs remarked that the
Sinn Feiners had big crowds at their
meetings, but that the young men had
not the votes. In the elections of the
future the young people will have the
franchise, and this spells disaster for
the party that sold Ireland for jobs
and empty promises. The Dublin In
dependent comments as follows on
the new register:
The new Registration Act has ef
fected a complete reform of the fran
chise law. All the old franchises have
been swept away, and in their place
residence and occupation are taken as
the qualifications. Women, as is al
ready generally known, are, for the
first time, admitted to the parliamen
tary franchise. The registration of
ficers in the counties and boroughs
are at present busy in issuing the list
of electors, and, judging by the lists
so far published, it looks as if the
number of electors for Ireland will bo
much larger than was contemplated.
According to the last register com
piled in 1914, the total number of par
liamentary electors in this country
was 698,098. Taking the three boroughs
of Dublin, Belfast and Waterford, and
the counties of Antrim, Tyrone, Mayo
and a portion of Dublin County, we
have on the list no fewer than 592,«
395 names. These numbers may be
reduced by successful objections but,
on the other hand, they may be in
creased by the addition of the names
of persons entitled to be registered
which have been omitted. Due notice
will be given of the publication of the
li3ts and of the dates up to which ob
jections and claims may be received.
The register is divided into three
parts—viz: (1) Those who are en
titled to vote both as parliamentary
and local government electors (2)
those who are entitled to vote only
as paliamentary electors and (3)
those who are entitled to vote as local
government electors. In addition,
there is a supplement known as the
Yesterday, says the Irish Times of
July 30, in the Commercial Court of
the King's Bench Division, London,
Mr. Justice Roche gave judgment in
the action of Curtis & Sons, engineers,
Middle Abbey street, Dublin, against
Mr. H. N. Matthews, Lloyd's under
writers, claiming to recover compen
sation under a war and bombardment
policy in respect of damage caused
to plaintiff's premises by fire arising
from the military operations during
the Dublin rebellion in Easter Week.
His lordship held that the plaintiffs
were entitled to £29,703, and gave
judgment against defendant of his
proportion of loss and costs. He
granted a stay of execution in view
of an appeal.
His lordship found that the Post
Office was bombarded by the Crown
forces, and by reason of the bombard
ment a conflagration broke out there,
which spread by means of the highly
inflammable barricade constructed by
the Insurgents, until it had reached
aiid virtually destroyed the buildings
and contents of the plaintiffs' prem
ises. Defendant disputed liability on
various grounds—first, as to the con
tention that the policy did not cover
risks excluded and excepted, such as
losses by fire caused by riots and
civil commotions, but only war and
bombardment risks. His lordship said
the contention was correct, but he
could not accept the defendant's con
tention that what took place in Dub
lin in Easter Week was a civil com
motion and not within the policy.
Upon oral evidence given by plaintiffs
and the evidence supplied in the Sinn
Fein Rebellion handbook, he was sat­
V' fl*^
Ireland Will Socn Have
Many New Voters
Ballot Power to be Trebled When Registration Act Goesjnto
Effect on October 1. Ireland Looks Forward to
the New Registration with Great Satisfaction
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absent voters' list, which will com
prise not only naval and military vot
ers, but also those who by reason of
the nature of their occupation, serv
ice or employment, might be debarred
from voting in person during the time
the register is in force. Formerly
there were nine Irish boroughs with an
electorate of 124,768. Three of these
viz., Kilkenny, Galway and Newry—
have been abolished. The register
compiled for Belfast alone contains
158,363 names, and that for Dublin
City 114,333, so that the former city
may have nearly 40,000 more voters
than all the boroughs put together un
der the old franchise. Under the 1914
register the parliamentary voters in
Belfast and Dublin were 55,849 and
32,572 respectively. As an illustra
tion of the effect in the counties, Mayo
may be cited.
Metz To Fall, Fochji®
Siys'Teji. cf C.
Marshal Focli, in supreme command
of the Allied armies, has accepted the
marshal's baton offered to him by the
Knights of Columbus of America. In
accepting it the French commander
sent the following cable to James A.
Flaherty, Supreme Knight of the
Knights of Columbus.
"I am deeply touched by the con
gratulations and the delicate atten-'
tion of the Knights ,of Columbus.
Kindly convey to them my b«Bt thanks.
The souvenir of Metz evoked by you
holds a large place in my thoughts,
in the same way that it calls forth
your effort. It was from Metz that
Lafayette went to help your ancestors,
and we shall one day see your victor
ious banner floating in Metz.
(Signed) "Focli."
This cablegram, prophesying ulti
mate victory for American armies, was
written just before the great offensive
movement was launched.
isfied that what occurred was more
than a riot and more than a civil com
motion. Quoting from the decision
of Chief Justice Wilmot in a case
arising from Norwich disturbances in
1776, his lordship said, just as the
Chief Justice then observed that
among armies' great guns or bombs
the laws are silenced, so in the pres
ent case the Four Courts were seized,
and made a stronghold of the insurg
ents, and, naturally, an Easter sit
ting could not be begun on the -due
Moitgonery K. cl C.
Show Marked licreise
Montgomery, Minn.—Sunday, Sept.
8, marked another day of growth in
Montgomery Council, K. of C., when
fifty-seven members were "initiated
into the mysteries of Knighthood. The
candidates, visiting and local mem
bers attended high mass in a body at
half past ten o'clock. The initiatory
services commenced at one o'clock in
the afternoon. The first degree was
in charge of the local officers, the
second degree being exemplified by
Messrs. J. P. Kennedy and P. J. Don
kers and their assistants, of Faribault.
The third degree was in charge of
District Deputy J. F. Whalon, of Min
neapolis. Members from all the ad
joining towns were in attendance to
witness the ceremonies, and in the.
evening a sumptuous banquet was
served by ladies of the Holy Redeemer
church. in'Kozel & Jan da's ball—more
than three hundred guests -being pres

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