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I .A VERSATILE PRIEST IN OREGON. In Wallowa County, Oregon, The Catholic Church Extension Society lias been able, through the co-opera tion of generous donors, to build two fine chapels and another is now in the course of construction. An interest ing letter was received by the officers of the Society from this priest, who, after he doffs his vestments dons overalls and mixes concrete and has, with the assistance of a few laborers, succeeded in finishing the basement of the church. He has now laid aside the trowel for the hammer and saw and is working on the super structure. He says, in part: "There is a fine field for conversions in this country, but I am handicapped for means of transportation. It is a hilly county and the Catholics are scattered far and wide on homesteads. Many of them are struggling with absolute poverty and can do nothing for the support of a church or priest." The request which comes to the Society from this missionary is an appeal for assistance in securing an automobile buggy of the Holsman type. He says he is a good mechanic and could tend to the repairs himself and gasoline would not cost as much as oats, shoes, harness, wheels, stable hire and other incidentals. He says:, "I could say Mass in two places every Sunday and give instruc tions and Benediction in two others. During the week, I could visit scatter ed households, say Mass.- prepare children for the Sacraments, instruct non-Catholics and make these exiles feel that God is still near them. In the case of sick calls, it would be in valuable. Last month I drove fifty miles over the hills to administer the Sacraments to a dying man. I cov ered the distance in five hours, after I had already made a long trip the same day but it is needless to say that my faithful animals were useless for a week after. If I had the money or any other means of procuring a machine, I would not bother you. The first six months I spent here, I col lected the princely sum of $5.68. This is by way of proving that I cannot buy the machine. Is it possible that some friend of Extension may have an automobile buggy which they no longer need and would be glad of an opportunity to turn it into the service of God? Or, perhaps, some good friends will con tribute donations which in the aggre gate would make possible the procur ing of such a buggy for this zealous priest? The officials of the Catholic Church Extension Society, 1133 Mc Cormick Bldg., will be glad to receive word from any one who would be willing to offer an old machine to this priest, or who wishes to donate a small amount toward the purchase of one for him. CATHOLICS IN THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS. In an interview with Monsignor Hermel, Vicar Apostolic of Tahiti, the following tribute to the people of his jurisdiction was given: "Among those natives are to be found Christians worthy of the first ages of the Church. They clearly show the good effects of tfii^'jiwigliiiwgpiiiwyti (contact 6% '"si with the missionary, whom they love and respect. In some of the smaller is lands, however, the priest can visit the people only once or twice in the year. Although all the missionaries are constantly traveling they cannot for many reasons visit these small dots in the ocean. There is not, how ever, any disorder in their family life. Some years ago a vessel was wrecked at Reao. Seeing the natives gathered on the shore, the captain was afraid to trust himself and his people to their mercy. He was quick ly reassured •when they showed their medals as a proof of their Christian ity. Their devotion to the ship wrecked was astonishing, and the only incident that marred the latter's stay among these simple folk was when they showed in a very vigorous way their disgust at the conduct of some of the sailors. "The transformation, however, is not recent. The missionaries went to these islands in 1840 and found the natives cannibals. Their conversion was solid. How can it be explained that these natives are so good with out a priest? These good people gather night and morning in their Seattle Lighting Co. Mobile Gas Co. Jacksonville Gas Co. ings. Tpr*? MISSION FIE LPS A church to recite their prayers under the direction of their catechist. On Sunday their exercises are longer. They sing their hymns, recite the Ros ary together, and the catechists give an instruction. The entire adult po pulation receives the sacraments. A JAPANESE PROFESSOR ON MIS SIONARIES. Edward A. Morse, former professor of zoology in the Imperial University of Tokio, Japan, gives in "Glimpses of China and Chinese Homes," the fol lowing tribute to the Catholic mis sioner: "As I left the city (Shanghai) at twilight, after my brief experience within its walls and glanced back through the gateway to take a last look at its narrow streets and low buildings and recalled the mass of filth, misery and small-pox, I no ticed a Jesuit priest with heavy black beard and unmistakable French face, but dressed in full Chinese costume. "He was entering the city, in which he lived surrounded by all this squalor and misery. "I could not help admiring his noble devotion and could readily un derstand why the Catholics make such progress in China in comparison with that made by the missionaries of other sects, who usually live in the foreign settlement, associated with many of the comforts of their more sinful brethren. 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WHILE THE FEVER BURNED. poor old invalid lay tossing restless ly'amid the pillows of the old-fashion ed four-poster bed that occupied most of the space, and indeed was almost the sole article of furniture, save a mahogany glass-case from which peeped forth a few china cups and saucers and plates of (different pat terns. The glass-case was the widow's pride. It was an heirloom in the family real Spanish mahogany, black with age, and it was Mrs. McManus's delight to polish it daily, until you Could see yourself in it just as her mother had done before her, and her mother's mother. In fact the history of the glass-case was lost in time, so ancient was it. What tales it could have told if it only had speech! How many people had drank tea out of the china cups, people that were now far away, some in distant lands, some ly ing in God's acre all scattered except a few who, like Widow McManus, still clung to their humble homes in the little village at the foot of Slieve Donard. How well it remembered the day when Widow McManus was born, sixty years before—why, it just seemed like yesterday—and the tiny babe had grown from childhood to womanhood, and from hence to mid dle age, and from middle age, alas! to old age. No change on the old cabinet save a little added blackness, but oh! the change on the human cabinet—the cracks and seams were innumerable scarcely a trace of the freshness of youth, only the spiritual beauty of the dark eyes remained, that told of a well-spent life, and constant communion with a higher sphere. The eyes of the old tell a tale that cannot be gainsaid. The young can hide the thoughts of youth, but as the years advance each addi tional thought imprints itself indelib ly, for good or evil then, when old age creeps on, angelic is the face where the good predominates. The features may be plain, harsh, almost forbid ding, but the highest form of beauty is there—the beauty of the spirit. Human grossness bows down before it, instinctively recognising that it is of Heaven heavenly. "How are you feeling today, Mrs. McManus? Why, we'll soon be hav ing you up, you are looking so well." Mrs. McManus gazed at her with unseeing eyes. "Winnie," she spoke rapidly, "get me my cloak and bon net. I promised to bring the childer some sweets. Ye might make me a mouthful of tay. My head feels so quare yer mother will be here soon." "Aunt, you are not well enough to rise," cried poor Winnie in alarm. "Get me my cloak," reiterated the old woman fiercely. "It's my wed ding day. Seumas will be waiting in the church. Look! 'tis a lovely morn ing! Do you hear the birds singing? and the strame running down the mountain side is like sunlight woven by the fairies. Och, but it is good to look at it. Seumas will come down that path an' he'll gather me the purti est bunch of violets from the moss under the hedge. 'Blue as your eyes, Maureen. She sang the words in an odd cracked voice that quavered through the stillness of the quiet room with weird effect. Och, but my Seumas is strong and straight-limbed. A pennyworth of sweets, did ye say, alanna! Dear-a-dear, but the childer love the sugar. There is one for yer self," and she stretched out an im aginary sweet into empty space. "Mrs. Fogarty, do you think she is worse?" whispered Winnie fear fully. "Not at all, child don't worry yer self it's the faver in her head. Shure my mother, God rest her, was tuk much the same way after she heard the news Jemmie was drowned, and she lived to be over ninety. Hush, aroon try to sleep." And Mrs. Fogar ty held the fevered, restless hands of the sick woman. The magnetism 01* her cold, firm clasp seemed to soothe the sufferer. By degrees her move ments became less violent, the heavy lids drooped over the tired eyes at irregular intervals, then, gradually prefaced by a vacant stare, sank OH the worn white cheeks furrowed by streams of thought, and lay at rest. "Thank God!" said Mrs. Fogarty, piously, "she will do now. Sleep is the best medicine it's better than all the doctors in the world. Run and take a mouthful of air I'll watch her until she wakes. You are as white as a sheet. With the speed of a lopwing Win nie took advantage of Mrs. Fogarty's kindness to fulfill her project for her aunt's succor. With feverish haste she donned her red cloak, putting the hood over her curly head, a vertiable "Red Riding-hood and not daring to give herself time to think, she sped up the mountain-side towards the castle yet the awful thought would obtrude itself: What if her mission should fail? Her aunt would die, she felt thoroughly convinced of that, and the child's brave heart sank like lead and the tears blinded her blue eyes, whilst a strangling sensation seized her throat that made her feel very helpless. She sat down on a fallen oak to recover herself. Around her was a world of heather, overhead a cloudless sky, and the birds singing loudly. A robin perched himself bold ly beside her as if comparing the rela tive merits of the red hood and the soft feathers of his own little coat, and then flew chirruping away to tell his companions. The mountain-side was very lonely, and the child, with a swift glance around, knelt down amid the purple heather and breathed an earnest prayer for the success of her mission. As she knelt there, a picturesque little figure, her eyes like wet violets, her whole attitude one of absorbed devotion, a young man coming up the mountainrside in shoot ing costume stopped in amazement, and stared in wonderment not un mixed with awe at this living tab leau. The soft heather deadened the sound of his footsteps so he listened, all unperceived, to the child's prayer. "O God!" cried Winnie, "save my poor aunt. Do not let her be put out of her little home. Make the young lord more merciful than the agent. Give me courage to speak to him boldly and not be afraid, and grant that my prayer may be heard." With a bright face she stood up to resume her way, and started back in wild surprise to meet the grave eyes of the young lord of the castle regarding her intently, tently. Jl i* "My lord, my lord!" faltered the poor child, and she stood a picture of shame, the crimson flood her face, then suddenly leaving it deathly pale. "Don't be afraid," said the young man kindly. "What is yotir trouble, little one?" "I cannot tell you," cried Winnie, and, all her self-possession deserting her, she burst into a wild fit of sob bing. He waited until the paroxysms pas sed, and then said gently, "I cannot help you unless you tell me what is the matter." Then Winnie, gather ing courage, told him the whole sad story, omitting nothing, and in that brief glance from a child's point of view the young lord learned more of the lives of the poor than he had ever known before, "Go home, Winnie," he said, "and rest assured that your aunt need never be afraid of being put out of her little home. As for you, child, you have taught me a lesson not to begin my life-work as an absentee landlord. For the future I will be my own agent, and, please God," he raised his cap reverently, "I will try to do my duty." Winnie, her face aflame with de light, stammered her thanks: then with joyous feet flew homeward. When she reached the little shop a small crowd of urchins were stand ing at the window, headed by Jem mie, whose prowess in defence of Widow McManus had rendered him a hero. For some minutes Winnie was kept busily attending, until the stock of blackballs threatened to disappear al together in the onslaught that was made on them. When, at last, she founcl time to go into the little back room, it was to see her aunt in the full possession of her senses, very weak but decidedly better. And when Winnie whispered the good news, un der the correct impression that joy seldom kills, the flush that lighted up the old woman's face was a sufficient answer. Next morning a letter came from the young lord. Enclosed in it was a ten-pound note. So Winnie, with a glad heart, paid the rent. One of Mrs. Fogarty's sayings was that glad news seldom comes single. In this case it was verified. 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