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President of the University of
California Resigns.
The resignation of President Benjfc
tln Ide Wheeler of the University of
California was presented to a meeting
if the University board of regents at
Ian Francisco.
lelgium Seeks Safety From Ger
man Aggression.
Asks Peaoe Conference for Slice
Territory Now in Possession
of Germany.
Paris, Feb. 14.—The supreme coun
cil has the Belgian peace claims, which
Include a demand tor the return to
Belgium of territory held by Germany,
in addition to restitution of certain
territory held by Holland, and request
lor free navigation of the Scheldt.
The German district demanded are
Montjoie and Malmedy, just east of
the present Belgian-German border.
The population of these districts is
mainly Walloon and their possession
by Belgium, it was pointed out, would
deprive Germany of an outlet for a
new Invasion of Belgium.
The Allied powers, according to in
ternational experts, face these two vi
tal problems:
Imposition of sufficiently restrictive
measures of Germany to remove any
possibility of her renewing the war.
Tempering the peace settlement
both as regards Germany and Russia
to prevent these countries from enter
ing an alliance that would be a perma
nent menace to world peace.
Minnesota Governor Delivers an Ad
dress at Seattle.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 14.—That the
prophecy of Lincoln, made before the
Civil war, of ill-omen for the nation,
resulting from increasing disregard
for law and the disposition to substi
tute the wild passion in lieu of the
sober judgment of courts and the
worse than savage mobs for the execu
tive ministers of jtistice, again is be
ing fulfilled by the spirit of Bolshev
ism, was the declaration of Governor
Burnquist of Minnesota, principal
speaker at Lincoln memorial observ
ances of the Republican club of
About 1,600,000 Americans Remain on
Foreign Soil.
Washington, Feb. 14.—Consideration
of the $1,100,000,000 army appropria
tion bill began in the House. Chair
man Dent of the military committee
read the reports announced last week
by General March, showing that ap
proximately 175,000 men had been re
turned from overseas and that more
than 1,600,000 still are on foreign soil.
Sweden Purchases 12,000 Tone From
British Colony.
Melbourne, Feb. 14.—Thesaleof 12,
000 tons of wheat from the govern
ment pool to Sweden at $1.37 a bushel,
o. b. Melbourne, has been consum
mated. This makes a total of 112,000
tons of wheat sold by the common
wealth of Australia for export since
Hie beginning of the
Baker Names Liquidation Body.
Washington, Feb. 14.—Appointment
of "The United States Liquidation
commission—War department" to li
quidate the business and financial af
fairs of the American army in Wngi*«td
and Franoe—was announced by Sec
retary Baker. Edwin B. Parker of
•buston, Texas, is chairman.
Cotton Crop May Be Cut.
Dallas, Tex., Feb. 14.—A call tor a
general meeting to be held In New Or
leans 9%b. IS when a definite effort
»1H be mad* to reduoe by one-third
the cotton acreage In all Southern
States has been made her* at a moat
ing of representatives of agrteatttm^
commercial, financial and industrial
Interests of T*xas. Th* governors of
nil cotton growing states will be asfeai
to issue a proclamation setting aside
Feb. 22 as pledge day and all farmers
will be aaked to pledge themselves ft*
indue* their scream.
Immigration Officials Are Prepar
ing to Deport More
Preaching of Anarchistic Doctrines tfl
Montana City Also Will Result
in Persons There Being
Taken Into Custody.
New York, Feb. 14-—Writs of
habeas corpus, sought by a group
of radicals in an effort to prevent
deportation of 49 of the 54 aliens
brought to Ellis Island from the
West, were Issued by Federal
Judge Knox.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 14.—More alien
labor agitators, Industrial Workers of
the World, and persons of alleged Bol
shevik sympathies are to be deported
from Seattle within the near future,
according to a statement by Henry
M. White, commissioner of immigra
tion. Several cases are held up in
the courts on habeas corpus proceed
ings, he said, and other cases have
bpen decided. Between 10 and 15, he
siid would be deported soon.
Butte to Take Same Steps-.
Helena, Feb. 13.—Further preaching
of anarchistic doctrines by aliens in
Butte will result in steps to deport
them as undesirable it was said here
by Charles K. Andrews, inspector in
charge of the United States immigra
tion office. This was corroborated by
E. C. Day, United States district at
torney. Federal authorities have been
studying the Butte industrial situation.
Chicago I. W. W. Arrested.
Chicago, Feb. 13.—The police raided
the once busy general headquarters
of the I. W. W. and arrested 29 idlers
"to see who they were and why they
were not working," an official said.
Government agents professed no in
terest in the raid, although the police
.said the arrests were made with the
knowledge of the government. The
I. W. W. headquarters have seen little
activity since William D. Haywood,
the head of the organization, and
nearly a hundred others, were con
victed of conspiracy and sent to Leav
enworth prison last fall.
The activity of the authorities
against the I. W. W. was continued
by the police after published reports
of the alleged conspiracy against the
life of President Wilson, and also,,
government agents said, against W. G.
McAdoo, former secretary of the treas
ury, for which Pietro Pierre was ar
rested in Cleveland. Pierre, an I. W.
W., released last October from Leav
enworth penitentiary, had expected to
obtain financial aid in Chicago.
Minnesota House Accepts Changes
Made in Motor Corps Bill.
St. Paul, Feb. 14.—Harmony de
scended on the Minnesota house of
representatives, and the expected bit
ter clash over the Motor Corps bill
was averted by the series of amend
ments agreed to by representatives
of the labor organizations who had op
posed the bill. The amendments,
adopted at a conference, were adopted
by the house, and the bill was agreed
The most important amendment pro
vides the Motor Corps shall be used
only "for the purpose of affording aid
and relief to communities threatened
or stricken by fire, floods, storms or
other similar calamities, and for the
purpose of transporting the military
forces of the state when called into
active service." Another amendment
prohibits the members from carrying
any weapons except sidearms.
Revolution Suppressed by Troops,
Says Berlin Report.
Copenhagen, Feb.
ary demonstration was suppressed by
troops in Bucharest, it is reported In
a Berlin dispatch.
The dispatch said crowds attempted
to storm King.Ferdinand's motor car,
shouting, "Hurrah for the republic and
the revolutionary proletariat!" Troops
pressed around the king and forced
the people back. Strikes are spread
ing throughout Rumania, according to
the dispatch, and industries are seri
ously handicapped.
Another report says King Ferdinand
was slightly wounded In attempting to
flee from Bucharest with the royal
Hoover Arrives In Brussels.
Brussel, Feb. 14.—Herbert O.
Hoover, head of the Allied relief or
ganization, has arrived here, having
come principally because President
Wilson was unable to visit Brussels
at time. Mr. Hoover will repre
sent the President In conferences with
Belgian offioials.
Supplies fer Ocouplod Zomm.
Washington, Feb. 14.—British ex
porting firms hav* be*n authorised by
th* British board of tmde under a gen
eral lleans* to supply goods to torrl
tortes In th* occupied region on th*
left bank of th* Rhine, the Stat* de
partment has bean advised by Consul
General Skinner at London. Under an
other ruling of the board reported by
Consul Skinner, samples or descrip
tions of export prohibited goods may
now be forwarded without licens* to
any non-enemy destination if Intindlt
for solicitation of
Retired Navai Officer Dies at
Annapolis, Md.
Rear Admiral John Hood, United
States navy, retired, died at the Naval
hospital at Annapolis, Md„ of Bright's
disease. Admiral Hood was in his
sixty-second year and made his home
in Annapolis.
Some House Members Object to
Over 175,000 Men.
Leaders Refuse to Predict
Will Be
Taken on
priation Bill.
Washington, Feb. 14.—General oppo
sition to a standing army in excess of
175,000 men as authorised in the na
tional defense act three years ago was
voiced in the house bill in debate on
the annual army appropriation bill
with its provision for a military force
of 536,000 officers and men during the
period of demobilisation.
Chairman Dent of the Military com
mittee was questioned closely as to
the future army, several members ask
ing if the force provided in the bill
was to be the permanent army
strength. The chairman explained
that it was not, and there was general
applause from both sides of the house
when Representative McKenzie, of
Illinois, Republican, said the Military
committee favored a small army.
Mr. McKenzie said the proposal of
the army general staff for a permanent
peace-time military establishment of
had been rejected by the com
mittee and Representative Kahn of
California, Republican, interrupted to
say that not a single member of the
committee favored the proposal.
Leaders offer no prediction as to
when a. vote would be taken on the
measure, which carries a total of
$1,100,000,000 for the War department
during the fiscal year beginning next
July 1.
Former President Taft Speaks at Dedi
cation Exercises.
Minneapolis, Feb. 14.—It was a dif
ferent William Howard Taft from the
man setting forth his ideas of a league
of nations or helping speed up the
war work of the nation that visitors to
.he formal dedication of the new Y. M.
C. A. building heard. It was a jovial,
witty Mr. Taft whose chuckle before
a funny something be recalled evoked
laughs from all his hearers.
Thus it was with one of these mov
Ing chuckles that he likened the dis
gruntled persons who return from
abroad disseminating criticism of the
Y. M. C. A. to "convalescents who are
always disposed to be grouchy."
Heney Denies Packere* Witnesses
Were Refused Hearing.
Washington, Feb. 14.—Francis J.
Heney appeared before the House Ife
terstate Commerce committee at his
own request to answer what he brand
ed "misstatements of packer wit
Heney declared flatly h* had never
denied the packers an opportunity to
send witnesses or be heard at the Fed
eral Trade commission hearings.
Railroads in Central West Saved Con
siderable Money.
Chicago, Feb. 14.—Estimated annual
economies of $6,442,618.84 were effect
ed by consolidation of switching, car
Inspection service, lines, stations, re
routing of freight trains and other
means, according to the annual report
of Hale Holden, railroad director of
the Central Western region, made pub
lic, showing also an Increase of 173
per cent in operating revenue.
Fr*noh Population Shrinks.
Paris, Feb. 14.—France's civilian
population in four years has decreased
by considerably over three-quarters of
a million, without inoludingthe deaths
occupied Northern France nor th*
to***s dn* dlreotly to the war. Offldal
statistics show that In 1913 th* births
outnumbered th* death by 17,000. Bat
this slight exoess disappeared In th*
following y*ar since which time th*
deaths have outnumbered the births In
1914 by more than 60,000 and in 1916,
lllO and lttf by nawiy 200,000 In each
Ireland's Gift
Of Peter's Pence
Her Heart Beats in Deepest Sympathy
for the Holy Father.
Ireland has risen splendidly to an
occasion offered her. This year the
annual collection made in all the dio
ceses for Peter's Pence has surpassed
any previous figures, and this at a time
the Vitican coffers are seriously
depleted by the exigencies of the war
war (writes the London correspondent
of the Catholic Herald of India). No
special appeal was made, but Ireland
as is her generous custom, giveB of
her first fruits to the services of God.
Moreover, she has a sympathetic
heart and a quick understanding, and
she seemed to awake spontaneously to
the fact that many ordinary sources
of supply are cut off from the Vicar
of Christ, who will not take the pence
of poor Belgium or the invaded dis
tricts of France, even when offered
willingly by a broken people. So Ire
land put her back into the collection,
which is several hundred pounds in
excess of last year.
The Pope on his side never for
gets Ireland. His Holiness has sent
a signed photo of himself to the great
Archconfraternity of The Holy Family
in the city of Limerick, which recently
celebrated its golden jubilee and sent
message of loyal affection to His
The portrait bears the following in
"On the happy day on which the
jubilee festivities of the Confraternity
of the Holy Family in the City of
Limerick are being brought to a close,
we exult holily in the Lord at the ad
vance and development of the sodality,
and we impart the Apostolic Blessing
to its Superiors and members and es
pecially to those who have belonged to
it from its foundation, rejoicing in the
hope that the Confraternity of the Holy
Family at Limerick will ever witness
an increase in the number and never
decrease in the fervor of Its mem
Irish «f Chinese
Fer Ireland
(Dublin Freeman's Journal.)
A remarkable case was tried at A
Petty Sessions. A Gaelic teacher was
summoned for writing his name in the
Trish language on a lodging
registration form. The prosecuting
policeman admitted in cross-examina- was taking place.
tion that it would be a natural thing
for an Irish teacher to write his name
in Irish, but added, "In this case it
is wrong to write his name In Irish."
The policeman was shown another
form which he had received long be
fore. It was filled in by a Chinaman
and in the Chinese language. "Was
he prosecuted the policeman was
asked, and he answered "No." Two
of the magistrates—a Removable, J.
C. Ryan and Thomas Hickey—con
victed the accused, and he was sent'
to prison for a fortnight. The third
magistrate, Thomas Plewman, dis
sented, saying that he believed it was
no crime for the accused to write his
name in Irish. A great war has been
waged, amongst other objects, to lib
erate Poland. But in Poland under
Austria the official language was Pol
lish, and in the courts of law, as in
all other official State meetings and
assemblies, its use was compulsory.
Removable Ryan and T. Hickey may
be congratulated on having demon
strated the difference between Aus
trian oppression in Poland and English
oppression in Ireland. They have de
cided as a legal measure that you may
use the Chinese language with im
punity in County Kildare, but that
to use the Irish language—the native
tongue of the country—1b a criminal
offense to be punished by imprison
The Devotions Were First Instituted
at City of Milan About the
Year 1534.
The Adoration of the Quarautore,
or Forty Hours' Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament, in commemora
tion of the forty hours during which
our Lord's body lay in the tomb, was
first instituted in Milan about the
year 1534.
Somewhat later, it happened that a
troupe of actors came to Loretto at
the carnival time, with the purpose
of performing a highly objectionable
play. A pious Jesuit Father who was
there did his utmost to prevent the
acting of this play, but he failed in
his object. He then determined to
offer a counter attraction to the peo
ple, to present them with a spectacle
of a very different character, one cal
culated to raise the heart and soul to
God. Having obtained permission
from the Bishop, he caused the
church of his college to be most beau
tifully decorated, the high altar
lighted up with countless tapers, and
the Blessed Sacrament exposed dur
ing the time that the performance
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la Georgia
The Candidates of Bigots Were
feated in Recent Election.
In the recent popular elections for
members of the school board at Atlan
ta, Ga., the issue involyed was:
"Should Catholic women be* allowed to
teach in the public schools?" Rev.
John Ham of the Baptist tabernacle
led the fight against Catholics and be
fore election he spoke at the taber
nacle on the question of "political en
croachments of Roman Catholicism
upon public schools." He declared
he was opposed to men and women
who are subjects of the autocratlo
Roman Catholic Hierarchy being ap
pointed or retained upon the public
school faculty of the city.
The fight was bitter. The Catholic
men and women, the latter under the
able leadership of Mrs. O. M. Varley,
wife of the manager of the Collier Pub
lishing Company, rallied to defeat the
bill. Mrs. Varley was formerly Miss
M. F. Dowling of New Orleans, and is
a sister of Rev. L. T. Dowling, S. J.
She was educated at the Rosary Con
vent, New Orleans. To Mrs. Varley's
side rallied also many earnest Protes
tant women, determined to down the
bigots who supported the movement.
The Atlanta Constitution, in a lead
ing editorial the day preceding the
election, spoke bravely in defense of
Catholics in the schools, the principals
of the three leading schools being
The bigot candidates were defeat
Oldest College Entertains Cardinal
Gibbons—Washington, D. C.—Cardinal
Gibbons was entertained by the senior
class of Georgetown Visitation Con
vent last week in honor of his golden
jubilee. The Cardinal made a brief
address. The convent is the oldest
in the country, having been founded
in 1799, and some of the most prom
inent women in the country had been
graduated from it.
Holy Name Men Will Welcome Pres
ident Home—At the annual meeting
of the Holy Name society of Wash
ington last week a resolution was
adopted to send a unit of 100 members
to the Welcome Home parade to Presi
dent Wilson. This unit will be made
up of quotas from each of the thirty
one parishes in the city. They will be
clothed in frock coats and high silk
hats, and will be preceded by a band.

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