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MOST lllljpi GIFT Dr. Max Pam, a Distinguished Jewish American Jurist, Founds Five Scholarships in Catholic University At Washington—His Reasons Set Forth in Letter To Cardinal Gibbons —Will Establish a Chair of Journal ism in Notre Dame. Dr. Max Pam, a well-known Jewish American Lawyer of Chicago, has founded five scholarships in the Catho lic University at Washington, for the study of the Social Sciences, and in the following remarkable letter to Cardinal Gibbons he sets forth the reasons for this benefaction. 2001 Empire Building, New York, June 1,1912. Your Eminence: It gives me pleasure to hand you herewith check covering the first of five scholarships, each being in the sum of five thousand dollars, estab lished by arrangement with Your Eminence in the Catholic University of America, for the purposes herein after indicated. The remaining schol arships shall be remitted for, one each during the next four years. First. The holders of the scholar ships are to take at least one of their studies in the department of sociology, with a view to studying the social and economic conditions in the interest of the well-being of the nation. Second. The holders of the scholar ships are to be students, whom, dur ing my lifetime, I shall designate, after consultation with the officers of the Catholic Church Extension Soci ety at Chicago, and the Rector of the University, reserving, however, the right to arrange with the Board of Trustees for a change in the method of designation whenever in my judgment it may seem necessary or wise. After my death the designa tion or nomination of these students shall be made by the Executive Com mittee of said Catholic Church Ex tention Society in consultation With the Faculty of the Catholic University of America at Washington, D. C. Third. Each scholarship shall be limited to three years, subject, how ever, to extension to a period of four years on the recommendation of the Rector of the University. Live and Help Live. The reasons and motives impelling me to found these scholarships are as follows: The spirit of "live and let live" has been the dominant characteristic of our people up to the present time. From a material standpoint we have been very fortunate. A land of bound less resources and manifold opportuni ties, the struggle for existence has been deprived of the hard features which characterize it in most other countries. But conditions are rapidly changing. A phenomenal increase in population is straining our resources more and more each year, and oppor tunities are proportionately decreased. As a result of these changed condi tions the spirit of "live and let live" must sooner or later yield to that in dividual selfishness begotten of a more intense struggle for existence unless another and higher spirit, the spirit of live and help live, comes to its aid. We are not and should not be, in any state, individual units, seek ing our own selfish ends, and con cerned only with what affects our own personal welfare. Live and help live should be the true patriot's motto. Rich and poor have fought side by side to save this country and to give it freedom. They have worked together to upbuild it. The rich of today are the poor of yesterday. There is no dividing line of blood between them and none of the artifical distinctions of caste and class which are to be found in older civilizations. And I do believe there is less class hatred in America today than in any country under the sun. Our men of wealth, as a class, have shown themselves to be unselfish and patriotic and American philanthropy is a world's wonder at the present moment. Every European country today is face to face with grave economic prob lems. Our turn is coming in fact, it is a grave question if it be not al ready here. We hear advanced, from time to time, new and strange theories of government. There are some who claim, even at the present hour, that the Constitution has outlived its use fulness. In spite of assertions to the contrary, I am strongly convinced that the spirit of our people is sane, con servative and just. There is plenty of respect for law and order, consid eration for the rights of others and a general realization that the millen nium promised by political visionaries will not arrive in a week or a year. The people at bottom are right, but they need wise and honest leadership, false leadership is the nation's (Continued on page 8.) Catft oli COLLEGE FOR TEAGHfNG SISTERS Will Be Erected at the Catholic Uni versity—Sisterhoods to Build Resi dences in Vicinity—Funds Contri buted—Second Session of Summer School for Sisters. According to the Catholic Univer sity Bulletin, the Board of Trustees of the University at their recent meet ing, ratified the purchase of property for the Sisters College and took the necessary steps to realize the project at the earliest possible date. Several Sisterhoods have already se lected sites for their future homes on the grounds assigned for the commun ity residences. They are having plans and specifications drawn up and it is hoped that they will begin building operations in a very short time. In fact, they are only waiting for per mission to break ground. This, how ever, cannot be given until there is sufficient funds on hand to have the grounds prepared, the drainage taken care of and a heating conduit built from the University power house. Moreover, one of the academic build ings, at least, will be necessary in order to give room for the lectures and laboratory work. These various items will entail an outlay of about $100,000. A few friends of Catholic education already contributed or pledged $14, 225, and it is believed that the re mainder of the sum will not be long withheld from so worthy a cause. The Sisters College will unify the Catholic school system of the United States its beneficent effects will be felt in every parochial school as well as in the academies and colleges con ducted by our teaching Sisterhoods. The second summer session of the Sisters College will be held from July 1 to August 19. It has been organ ized for the purpose of giving Catho lic teachers an opportunity to profit by the facilities offered by the Uni versity and to obtain, under Catholic auspices, whatever may be helpful to them in their work. The courses in clude both the professional subjects which are of vital importance to every teacher and the academic sub jects which are found in the usual school curriculum. Each subject is treated with a view both to content and method, and the aim throughout is to base educational theory and practice on Catholic principles. The high character of the work done by the students at the summer session last year and the indications pointing to a large increase in the number of students who will attend the coming session have made it seem advisable to widen the scope of the work. The courses given last year, with few exceptions, will be repeated and new courses will be organized to continue the work from the point reached in the courses of last summer. At the close of the summer session an eight-day spiritual retreat will be conducted by the Very Reverend Pas chal Robinson, O. F. M. CATHOLIC PRESSJSSOCIATION Second Annual Convention Will Take Place at Louisville, Kyn August 16 and 17. At the first annual convention of the editors and publishers of the Catholic papers in the United States and Canada held in Columbus, Ohio, last year, a permanent organization was effected and a Board of Directors elected. During the year the Catholic Press Association was incorporated and now has a membership of forty five Catholic papers distributed throughout the country. The second convention will be held at Louisville, Ky., on August 16 and 17, two days prior to the convention of the Ameri can Federation of Catholic Societies. During the past year very little in terest was shown in the work of the Catholic Press Association and it is hoped that at the coming convention something will be done to arouse en thusiasm. At the first meeting three bureaus were appointed and placed in charge of news, literature and adver tising, and these will report through their secretaries at the coming con vention. The board of management assures those who attend the conven tion that it will have much of interest to report. Membership in the organi zation is open to all Catholic publica tions whether daily, weekly, monthly, semi-monthly, or annually. The Board of Directors consits of Edward J. Cooney, President W. A. King, Vice President C. M. Becker, Secretary C. J. Jaegle, Treasurer Rev. John J. Burke, C. S. P. Rev. Ed ward SpiUane, S. J., and James T. Car roll. Pope Pius Knights Three Distin guished Catholics. The first honors conferred by Pope Pius X. upon Catholic laymen of the Archdiocese of Boston were announced last week by His Eminence Cardinal O'Connell. As a recognition of their gifts to charity and as well as of their ac tivity in Catholic Church affairs in Boston, William J. Dooley, the Car dinal's gentleman of honor, has been appointed private chamberlain to His Holiness, the appointment carrying the title of Knight of the Sword and Cape and Henry V. Cunningham, chairman of the Cathedral Guild, and President of the Archdiocesan Federa tion of Catholic Societies, and James M. Prendergast, have been made Knight Commanders of the Order of St. Gregory the Great. ST. JOHN'SJ[NIVERSITY Ordination by Bishop Trobec—Com mencement Exercises—Degrees ^nd Diplomas Conferred—Address by Hon. John W. Willis—A Very Suc cessful Year. June 12 and 13 St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn., held its 55th Com mencement. The morning of June 12, Rt. Rev. James Trobec, D. D., Bishop of St. Cloud, confirmed a class of thirty students and ordained Revs. Stanislaus Kuzniak, Charles Mayer and Joseph Wessendorf to the Holy Priesthood. Deaconship was conferred on Rev. Philip Kiley and Subdeacon ship on Revs. Eugene Lemire and Vic- ST. PAUL, MINN., JUNE 22, 1912. tor Siegler of the Seminary, and Revs. Timothy Majerus and Sebastian Sis rnal training to young men who desire of the Abbey. A reception was tendered the neo presbyters at 4 p. m. Mr. James J. In the evening the Rt. Rev. Abbott awarded the prizes for successful class-work during the year. The pro gram was embellished by selections of high class rendered by the Univer sity Orchestra. The next morning Solemn High Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Very Rev. Alcuin Deutsch, O. S. B., Rector of the University. The choir, 75 strong, chanted the Proper and the Ordinary of the Mass. At 8:30 a. m., the students gathered in the Auditorium to receive their certificates, diplomas, degrees and medals. The Degree and Diploma of Master of Arts was conferred on Messrs. Geo. C. Fallu and John Malu ski. Six received the Degree and Diploma of Bachelor of Philosophy. Besides, 67 Degrees Diplomas and cer tificates were awarded in the High School, Commercial and Shorthand and Typewriting courses. After the distribution of Degrees and Medals the Hon. John W. Willis of St. Paul addressed the faculty and students. It was a splendid and appropriate address on "Learning, the Armor of the Soul." The honorable gentlemen's acquaintance with the classics and mastery of the modern languages is characteristic of the scholarly ideals he presented. The large audience was attention from his first utterance to the last sentence. With this Commencement St. John's has completed a most successful year. The registration of 439 far exceeds that of any in the history of the insti tution. The numerous daily communi cants speaks more foT the quality of its students than words can express. The courses are thorough and the new catalogue gives evidence of progress made by few institutions under the same circumstances as St. John's. A new kitchen and a new laundry are being constructed since the de mands made upon the old structures, due to the increased number of stu dents, are too great FATHER RYAN HONORED At the thirty-ninth annual conven tion of the National Conference of Charities and Correction held at Cleve land, Ohio, on June 8, the Rev. John A. Ryan, D. D.f of the St Paul Sem inary, was elected chairman of the Committee on Standards of Living and Labor. Next year's tonference will meet in Seattle, Washington. Father Ryan was recently elected President of the Minnesota State Conference of Charities and Correction. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OF NEWFOUNDLAND ^Catholics Receive Their Proportion of the Grant for Education and Have Absolute Control of It—St. Bonaven ture's College the Leading Educa tional Institution—Archbishop How ley Interviewed. In the course of an interview jgranted to a representative of the jCatholic Register and Canadian Ex tension of Toronto, Ont., the Most Reverend Archbishop Howley, of St. John's, Newfoundland, gave the fol lowing account of the conditions un der which Catholic schools are operat ing in his island home: "We have the most perfect educa tional system of any country in the .world. There is practically no such 'a thing as a common school, and de nominational education is everywhere the rule. Our people are divided into three groups, Catholics, Anglicans and Methodists, with whom are joined all Noncomformists as minor Protest ants, and our grants for education are allotted in proportion to the number of members in the different bodies. There is very little friction, and Cath olics have absolute control of their part of the public fund, and devote it to both primary and secondary educa tion. We set aside a few thousand dollars each year to support teachers in the poorer districts, and we strain every nerve for efficiency. We are affiliated with London University, and many of our boys and girls have car ried off the honors. "St. Bonaventure's College, con ducted by the Irish Christian Broth ers, is the leading educational institu tion of the island, and has a large number of students. It is a boarding as well as a day school, and gives nor- to prepare themselves for the work of teaching. It is affiliated with the London University, as are our convent Hawks addressed a few congratu!a^ fr.ools, and many of its graduates lory words to the newly ordained on behalf of their fellow-students. The "Laudes Hincmari," a series of accla mations in Latin, set to Gregorian music and dating back to the celebrat ed Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims (died 882), were ably rendered by the Schola Cantorum and formed a most interesting number of the program. lave carried off the honors in the ex aminations, which, as you may know, brings them into competition with students everywhere throughout the Empire. Three of its graduates are now at Oxford, having carried off Rhodes' scholarships, and the standing of the college in educational circles is very high. The Convent of the Sisters of Mercy at Littledale, just outside of St. John's, has a normal school in which our young women are prepared for teachers, and it is also affiliated with London University, and has made an exceptionally good showing in the examinations. The principal teacher is a graduate of the famous Catholic Training School of Mount Pleasant, in Liverpool. During the past couple of years we have erected two new wings, and it is now an institution of which Catholics on the island feel justly proud. The Sisters of the Presenta tion have two convents in St. John's, and quite a number of schools in the outports. They have over four thou sand girls under their care. We are free to give whatever amount of re ligious instruction we please. A com parison of results shows that our schools are not behindhand with those of the neighboring colonies, and per fect harmony prevails in the educa tional world." "St. John's is two-thirds Catholic, and in the matter of church property in that city we are exceptionally for tunate. On fifty acres surrounding the Cathedral, we have grouped many of our institutions, and as they crown the heights overlooking the city the first view is very impressive. Our good people have made many sacri fices, but they have something to show for it, and it will be easier for them from now on. "Those who have seen our property are unanimous in declaring that the Cathedral site and surroundings are the finest on the continent of America. In my time alone, we have spent al most a quarter of a million dollars on the Cathedral, and as it is still far from receiving the finishing touches, your readers may realize what a vast imposing building it is. "Our people are good, loyal, and faithful. Amongst the best Catholics, I believe, to be found in any part of the world. And, thank God, New foundlanders as a whole are a religi ous people, and there is very little of that skepticism or religious indiffer ence which are characteristic today of many countries." Archbishop Howley is a native of Newfoundland. After his ordination he labored for some years as a priest in St. John's under the late Bishop Power. When St. George's was erected into a Prefecture Apostolic, he was chosen to preside over it and was consecrated Titular Bishop of Amas tris on June 24, 1892. He succeeded Bishop Power in the See of St. John's on December 21, 1894, and when it was raised to the Archiepiscopal dignity he became its first Archbishop on Febru ary 18, 1904. MR. EUTR1DGE STRICKEN Manager of Provident Loan Society and Prominent Catholic Charity Worker Dies of Heart Failure— Former President of the C. T. A. U. of St. Paul. Mr. A. W. Gutridge, manager of the St. Paul Provident Loan Society since its organization four months ago, died of heart failure at White Bear Lake on June 13. The funeral took place at the Cathedral, St. Paul, last Mon day morning, the Mass being cele brated by the Rev. Joseph Heinz, and the sermon preached by the Rev. J. A. Byrnes. The remains were in terred in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Gutridge was born in Perth, Ontario, August 4, 1856. At the age of thirty he came to St. Paul and was professor of mathematics and physi cal science at the College of St. Thom as for one year, after which he en gaged in journalism. He always took a great interest in Catholic temper ance work and was President of the Archdiocesan Catholic Total Abstinence Union for several years. From 1895 to 1911 he was General Secretary of. the Associated Charities of St. Paul, and in 1905 President of the State Conference of Charities and Correc tion. From 1909 to 1911 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Chari ties and Correction. Early in the year when the Provident Loan Association was organized, Mr. Gutridge was made its General Manager, a position which he occupied at the time of his death. Mr. Gutridge was well versed in social problems and contributed a number of articles on these subjects to different magazines and periodicals. NOTABLE CONVERSIONS Representatives of Scotch Aristo cracy Join the Church. The reception into the Catholic Church has recently taken place of Lady Margaret Orr-Ewing, widow of the late Captain Orr-Ewing (Who fell in the Boer War) and sister of the Duke of Roxburgh. Another branch of the great Border house of Keer (that of the Marquesses of Lothian) have supplied many converts to the Church, but the Innes-Kerrs, of which the Duke of Roxburgh is head, have as a rule been staunch Protestants. Lady Margaret is only one of the several recent converts belonging to noble Scotch houses. Another is Lady Hen rietta Turner, a sister of the Earl of Galloway, who became a Catholic with her daughter, a few months ago. A daughter of the Earl of Lindsey, Lady Muriel Watkins, is also a convert. CATHOLIC JpiZATION Mr. Barrett Praises the Work of the Catholic Church in America. At the banquet which followed the unveiling of the Columbus Memorial in Washington, on June 8, Mr. John Barrett, Director of the Pan-American Union, in the course of an address said, according to the staff corre spondent of "America," that "there were universities in South America one hundred years prior to Harvard or Yale. He would add there was a Bible in the Aztec language before the Mayflower struck Plymouth Rock. To Anglo-Saxon civilization a good Indian was an Indian dead the Spanish, the Catholic civilization, held the lowest aborigine to be a child of God, and worthy of the consideration of a child of God. The padres traversed this land from Florida to California on foot in search for souls but now men coming from the East in a Pullman car complain of the in convenience. The padres traversed without a murmur Death Valley, where a United States survey party gave up in despair. This day gives men to think, to study, to honor a vilified nation and to inscribe Prescott, and the other New England bigots who maligned the Catholic Spaniard, in the Ananias Club of history. The founders of American civilization believed in a God and in making the aborigines be lieve in Him and unless our citizens so believe, the Constitution is sound ing brass and tinkling cymbals, and has no solid rest in humanity. Ala bama and Massachusetts meeting here in the same spirit prove the race of bigots is dead, and we have survived them. We can now do our fighting. The flag was in our midst today, and we needed no inspiration from the sidewalk to revere it Let ns enlarge the meaning of that flag by extending Catholic civilization." 9 SOTA CO- 'Wfijbn SOCIETY, Number 25 GAT/ RAL OF CR00KST0N Cornerstone Laid by Bishop Corbett, on Sunday, June 16. One of the most impressive cere monies ever witnessed in Crookston, Minn., took place on Sunday afternoon, June 16, when the cornerstone of the new Cathedral of the Immaculate Con ception was laid by the Right Rever end Timothy Corbett, Bishop of that See. Bishop Corbett was assisted by the Rev. A. Tapin of St Ann's parish, Crookston, as deacon, and the Rev. J. Wurm, pastor of the Cathedral, as subdeacon. The Rev. M. Dufault, as sistant pastor of the Cathedral, was master of ceremonies. The Catholic Order of Foresters and the Knights of Columbus led the pro cession from the Cathedral High School to the site of the new cathe dral where the walls of the sacred edi fice were blessed and the cornerstone placed in position by the Bishop. After the formal blessing of the cornerstone, Bishop Corbett preached the sermon. Thousands of persons were present at the ceremony, and the Citizens' Band played sacred and patri otic selections during the afternoon. CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL JISSOCISTION Ninth Annual Convention Will be Held in Pittsburg Next Week. The ninth annual convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the United tSates will be held at Car negie Institute, Pittsburg, Pa., on Tues day, Wednesday and Thursday, June 25, 26, and 27. The Association is composed of the leading educators of the country, ecclesiastics, religious, laymen and women who are interested in Catholic educational work as car ried on in the universities, college, academies, and parochial schools. The purpose of the convention is to bring about an exchange of views, discuss educational problems and consider the most advanced methods whereby Catholic educational activity may be stimulated, supported and extended. RETBEHTSJOB LAVMEN At Loyola Club House, Mankato— Under the Direction of the Jesuits. During the months of July and August three retreats for the laitv will be given at Loyola Club House, Man kato, Minn., under the direction of the Jesuit Fathers who have charge of SS. Peter and Paul's parish. The Eng lish retreat for ladies, especially teach ers, will open on July 18 and close on the 21st the English retreat for men will extend from July 25th to the 28th and the German retreat for men from August 15 to 18 Each retreat will begin on Thursday evening at seven-thirty and end on the following Sunday afternoon with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The method of conducting the retreat will be that of the famous Spiritual Execises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Board and lodging during the three days of the retreat can be had at the Loyola club house. No fee or payment will be asked of any one. The sum of five dollars will considered a rea sonable offering to meet the necessary expenses of board and lodging. No fund other than the free offerings of the retreatants is available to meet the expenses or to develop the work of the retreat Full particulars will be furnished on application to the Rev. A. Hartmann, S. J., Mankato, Minn. COMMENCEMENT AT SINSINAWA The Commencement exercises of Saint Clara College and Academy, Sinsinawa, Wis., were held on Thurs day morning, June 13. The Most Rev erend James J. Keane, D. D., Arch bishop of Dubuque, presided and de livered an able and significant ad dress. A program of exceptional merit was rendered by the students. The degree of Bachelor of Arts was conferred on the Misses Helen E. Dev lin, Denver, Colorado Ruth M. Duffy, Watertown, Wis., Naomi M. Davitt, Boone, Iowa Elizabeth F. Fox, Racine, Wis., and Ruth M. Fox, Racine, Wis. In the academic department the honors of graduation, diplomas and gold med als were conferred on twenty young women who have completed the classi cal and scientific courses. In the pre paratory, academic, musical, art, and commercial departments, diplomas and certificates were conferred npon a large number of graduates.