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OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. PAUL Published every Saturday at 315 New t«n Bldg., Fifth and Minnesota Streets, St. I'aul, Minnesota, by The Catlioiie nulletln PnbllKhlit* Co. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: $1.50 a year, if paid in advance. $2.00 a year, if not paid in advance. $2.00 a year to foreign countries. Advertising Rates on Application. All advertisements are under edito rial supervision. None but.reliable lirrns and reputable lines of business are ad vertised and ret'ommended to our read ers. A mention oi TUT! I ATIIOI.IC BULLETIJf, when writing to advertisers, will be mutually beneficial. The mailing label on.your paper is a receipt for your subscription, and a ie .iiui'T of the date of its expiration. To insure change cf address, the sJb Fisriber must give the old, as well aa the new, address. P.emittance mny bo mad? by Draft, Post OHioe or K\'irops Moiiry order, oi ItesiPtered IjOittr, addressed to THE CATHOLIC nri.i-ETiN, CIS Newton Bldg., St. Paul, Minnesota. flev. James II. Ronrdoii. Kd»tor-Iii-CliIcf. Rer. C. F. Pl. !., Associate Kdiior. TTnrry Loelieed, \«lvortIslnK MniHRfh pi'inii'd by WillutTsi'licid Itoilh. Entered a? seeonu-elaps matter. Jan uary l-\ 1911, at the post office, St. *au"J, Minn under A of March 3. 1879. SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1917. Next Friday, February will i t1 Candlemas Day. Every Catho hi should provide himself with !'iessed candles on that. day in ov i i i have Ihom in his home on ih. rions occasions during the ken they may be w*?nry «r n:"nl. f::. .niden Key" is a booklet M.vty-iiiiee pagm iy Rev. Fred ick M. Lynk, S. V. 1).. oL' Toehny, I, It, sselis for twelve cents post i. :'i-v: ni: talks with eonside ra mi s arc pr, «»«l to the youth il mind in a plain, attractive av, and inst ruction is mingled ith encouragement so as deeply imnv.'«5 the minds of the vonng. in .-pito of the campaign against i:.o divorce evil throughout 1he )untry, Philadelphia this year is produced more divorces than iy year in its history. During i uo. year .just closed the PhiTadel 11iiia courts have granted nearly 1.000 divorce decrees. Many more •ases than that have been brought, but some will be carried over into next year, others have been with drawn, and in some cases decrees lur. in- '1 ii refused. A few days ago the daily papers -l the country reported a bill pro posed in a Western Legislature by i member of that body. It. was of so filthy a nature that common de •cney forbids ns to name it. The inconsistency of the press is mani fested, in the fact that such things ire chronicled in papers that are continually decrying the spread of indecency. It seems that editorial utterances frequently are intended only for display, while the i iosf, vile descriptions constitute i e The .C atholic Bulletin extends its felicitations to the Honorable Thomas D. O'Brien of St. Paul, who was recently honored by be ing elected President of the St. I'aul Association. Mr. O'Brien is one of the best known lawyers in 1 he State, and is one of our most listingished Catholic fellow-eiti zens. His choice as President of the new organization reflects credit upon the electors, and at the same lime is a source of gratification to citizens of all classes and especial lv. i Catholics. According to the daily papers Mrs. Ethel Byrne, sister and co worker of Mrs. Margaret Sanger, i irtli control advocate, was sen icnced to BlackwelFs Island, New York, for thirty days by the Brooklyn Court of special sessions. She was convicted of having been connected with the birth-control elinic established by Mrs. Sanger. Immediately after her sentence Mrs. Byrne announced her inteu 1 ion of going on a hunger strike. It might be well if all such advo cates might be forced to go on a real starvation strike and thus rid the world of their iilthy teachings. We have received the first copy of the Catholic Charities Review from Washington, I). C. In ap pearance and contents it promises to be not merely a chronicle of local or national happenings in its particular field, but at the same time a judicious guide iu charit able wprk. The variety of its de partments shows that nothing in the field of organized charity or of sociology will be considered out side its sphere. We wish the new Review and its distinguished edi tor, Rev. Dr. John A. Ryan, an ever-increasing circle of readers and the very best prosperity. Brother Finn Barr in a recent article declares that the Catholic bovs are falling away from the .faith in England by thousands. He attributes this loss largely to vc ,T~., tw lack of Catholic organizations for keeping in touch with boys after their school days. In Cincinnati there is a young men's sodality which is possibly the best model of its kind in the country, it has many branches and departments of practical, charitable, and up lifting work of various kinds. II: such an organization were estab lished in every parish and boys were reached through the proper medium, Iherc is no doubt but that the boy problem would be reduced to a minimum. Alas, alas, for those who die without fulfilling their mission: who wei*e called to be holy, and lived in sin who were called to worship Christ and who plunged into this giddy and unbelieving world who were called to tight, and remained idle. Alas for those who have gifts and talents, ami have not used, or misused or abus ed Ihem The world goes on from age to age, but the llolv Angels and Blessed Saints are always cry ing, alas, alas, and woe, woe, over the loss of vocations, and the dis appointment of hopes, and the scorning of GorFs love, and the ruin of souls. (animal Xewman. fn a pastoral letter read in all the Catholic, churches in Montreal on New Year's Day, Archbishop P.rnehesi announced that, lion ef fort women or girls who appear in church in low neck dresses, or iu other similar attire, will be re fused the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. "Every woman, who prides herself on being a true Christian," says the letler, "has but to listen to the promptings of modesty, inspired by her own con science, We do not fail in the eti quette that obtains in our visits to friends or distinguished people who have invited us. Let ns then scrupulously and religiously ob serve the etiquette .f the House of Cod The Most Reverend Archbishop Keane, of Dubuque, has struck a clarion note in his letter which we quote elsewhere in this issue. He decrees that henceforth all the parochial schools of his Archdio cese will be free schools with no fee charged for attendance. As a matter of fact the parish school is almost as integral a pgrt of a par ish as the church. All citizens arc taxed for the support of the public schools and various other institu tions whether these citizens have children or relatives in such insti tutions or not. There is no reason, therefore, why every member of a parish should not in the same way contribute to the support of the parish school and thus, among oth er reasons, eliminate the objection so often made by parents that they cannot atford to send their children to the Catholic school. We trust that the day will soon come when every parish in the country will possess a free school. ANNIVERSARY NUMBER The supplement enclosed in this issue is offered to our readers as a souvenir of the sixth anniver sary of the establishment of The Catholic Bulletin. During its brief journalistic career The Catholic Bulletin has enjoyed a goodly measure of suc cess. It has striven—with what degree of success the readers must judge—to live up to the principles laid down for its guidance in the first issue. It has aspired to be thoroughly Catholic in tone and content, non-controversial in the discussion of questions involving differences of opinion, and non political where no moral issue was at stake. The Catholic Bulletin is grate ful to thousands of subscribers who have helped to place it among the leading Catholic publications in the I'nited States: to the hosts of friends and well-wishers who have spoken words of commenda tion and helped to extend the sphere of its usefulness to the con tributors whose articles have en livened its pages and made them more interesting and instructive and to the large number of reput able business men and firms in St. Paul and Minneapolis especially, whose patronage has made it one of the best advertising mediums in the Northwest. To ail of these we express our thanks for their kind ly consideration. As the present supplement was made possible through the gener osity of those whose advertise ments appear in its pages, we ask our readers and friends to be mindful of them when in need of merchandise which they can fur nish. It is only right and just that we patronize the business houses advertised in this anniver sary number and a mention of the fact that the advertisement was seen in The Catholic Bulletin will be mutually beneficial. It will prove to the advertiser that the subscribers of The Catholic Bulle tin stand by the firms that help their paper, and it will enhance the value of this publication as a medium through which the mer chant can appeal to a'large class of prospective customers. •Copies of ihe supplement can be obtained from this office at ten cents a piece. MEXICAN OPPRESSION. The latest outrage perpetrated beyond our borders by the little Xero commonly known as Carran za, was the arrest last week of Archbishop Orozeo and Bishop Delamora, two of the most promi nent prelates of the Catholic Church in Mexico. They were ordered to face a court martial. The ways of diplomacy are in deed intricate. In the palmy days of Koine the exclamation: "1 am a Roman citizen," was sufficient to "protect a man anywhere in 1he Empire, which then meant the world. But a few short years ago the exclamation, "I am an Amcri-. can citizen," meant protection un der any tlag in the world. The Stars and Stripes formed the most powerful aegis to protect Ameri can lives and property throughout the earth. Not many years ago an American woman missionary was captured in the Balkans. The ma chinery of government made such efforts that she was soon released. Roosevelt's famous message to the little despot of Africa, "Pcrdica ris alive, or Raisuli dead," was heard around the world. Its force was so telling that it immediately restored the captured Perdiearis, and in the reaction toppled over the throne of the pelty despot. Todaj" wo witness a changed situa tion. If some nat ion in far away Europe or Asia decides for rea sons of its own to put to death certain subject^ Jews, Armenians, Syrians, or others, high sound ing and hypocritical notes are Hashed to these nations ordering them in the "name of humanity" to desist. Here on our own bor der, before our very eyes, defence less human beings are persecuted, outraged, and slaughtered iii coq.nl less numbers. Many of these were our own citizens', olhers, citi zens of our sister Republic.. We have the power and the ability to stop these depredations, to put an end to the insults that have been heaped upon the American tlag and the American people but in the "name of humanity" these things are allowed to go on. America is fast, gaining for her self a title which, translated, means the laughing stock of na tions. The glorious traditions that have come down to us from the spirit of '76 have, during the past, four years, been entirely dis sipated and scattered to the winds. FILMING CARNIVALITES. Last week it was announced that those taking part in the St. Paul Carnival were expected to meet, at the Town and Country Club of St. Paul for the taking of niolion pictures. This meeting was scheduled for Sunday morn ing. Fortunately the elements in terfered and made up for the lack of good taste shown by the leaders of the Carnival. Some years ago when the pres ent writer was in Rome the City Council of the Eternal City issued a. somewhat similar edict. The Italian Government had succeeded in banishing religion from all the schools of Italy. The last step was taken shortly before and re sulted in the removal of the cruci fix from the walls of all school rooms. But the crafty atheistic leaders noliced. that the children attended Sunday morning Mass and were given instruction after Mass. Then it %\"as that the fine Italian hand showed itself, and the edict went forth that for "reasons of health" the school children of Rome were obliged to leave about half past seven every Sunday morning and to go on a, long "hike" through the sur rounding country returning about noon. In this way it was hoped that the children would be depriv ed of every opportunity of receiv ing religious instruction, as they would be too tired to repair to the church for this instruction later in 4 he day. We know not who was responsi ble for the invitation extended to the persons of the Carnival to meet last Sunday morning. But, whoever was responsible showejl either malicious intent, or a deplor able lack of good taste, or an ut ter disregard for religion. When it is understood that at least fifty per cent of St. I'aul is Catholic, and that the other fifty per cent is made up largely of persons who ordinarily attend church Sunday morning, it will be evident to thinking persons that the order issued as mentioned above wias a direct invitation for all those per sons to forego their duty of at tending church services. If this is the spirit that actuates the leaders of the Carnival in St. Paul, it does not require deep insight to see that, their slogan to "make it a hotter one," will be .verified for many persons not only here but, especially in the hereafter. While not opposed in any way to such public and civic affairs, Ave feel it necessary to raise a voice of pro test against the injection of any element that will tend to minimize the importance of either morality or religion. j, i 4 *, TOE CATHOLIC BULLETIN, JANUAEY 27,191? TTOW TO FORHET Psychology teaches us that memory is a faculty which enables one to recall, to As a recent writer remarks: "To forget—that is what we need. Just to forget.. All the petty an noyances, all the vexing irrita tions, all the mean words, all the unkind acts, the deep wrongs, the bitter disappointments—jnst let them go, don't hang on to them.' l£ is a characteristic of age that it loves to dwell in the realm of memories. Horace speaks of the man who delights in recounting the experience and events of his past life. In strengthening the faculty of memory it is well to focus it upon those things which either are pleasant or tend to make us better. Our daily lives are pierced frequently by the thorns of petty actions or of dis appointments received from others or caused by our shortcomings. The optimist learns to forget the unpleasant and the unprofitable things ami to forget the person who has caused them. The pes simist, on the contrary, refuses to recognize the smiling features of fortune or prosperity and dwells in a little sphere surrounded en tirely by the disagreeable things of life. One sees in the mud pud die nothing but mud: the other be holds even there the evidence of creative power. It is wrong to burden memory with the mental images of those who have been a cause or an occasion of unjust op pression, be it large or small. Life is too short, time too precious, memory too valuable a. faculty to engross our thoughts with such' mental ugliness. Truly, the art of forgetting is a difficult one to ac quire. but one which fully repays the etl'ort expended in iis acquisi tion. POETRY. Poetry has well been called the morning dream of great minds. To the average person poetry means thoughts measured off in verse it: signifies something child ish, and connotes an attitude of mind incompatible with the best things in life. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every normal mind enjoys to some extent, the finer things of life and existence. There is scarce ly a human being who cannot feel the thrill of patriotism and the higher appeals of religion. A vio lent thunder storm, a gorgeous sunset, the Falls of Niagara, two large armies in action, and such things, never fail to evoke a thri from even the most calloused mind. Deeds of patriotism, mar tyrdom, unspoiled innocence, an heroic forgiveness, are things that belong to the moral order and, likewise, touch an. emotional chord. The poet seizes upon the beauties of nature much as does the painter or the sculptor. He extracts, so to say, the esthetic, ele ment therefrom, and surrounding if with mental imagery presents it to us as a magnificent gem in a. de lightful setting. The trouble with the average person is that he ad lyires the gem but ignores the ar tistry displayed in its setting. A taste for good poetry is an in dication of a beautiful and of a strong mind. Little minds despise what they cannot grasp. It were well that every person who aims at something in life besides mere material prosperity v reproduce, Would v. and to recognize mental images experi enced in the past. The faculty of memory is susceptible to a high degree of cultivation. Though it may seem a paradox this faculty also cultivates the art of forget ting. culti vate the aesthetic in Nature. Even an illiterate mind frequently can appreciate the beauty of real poet ry, as witness, for example, the peasants of Tuscany who frequent ly memorize large portions of Dante's Divina Commedia. A mind open to an appreciation of the good and the beautiful can eas ily come to understand and to takedelight in real poetry. A REAL CATHOLIC WILL MRS. MARGARET DITTOE, OF DAV ENPORT, IOWA, LEAVES BE QUESTS TO MANY'CATHOLIC IN STITUTIONS. One of the most Catholic* wills ever drawn in Davenport, was the last tes tament of Margaret. L. Dittoe filed for probate last week. St. Vincent or phanage, St. Ambrose college, the dio cese of Davenport through Right Rev erend James Davis, and the heirs will share in the distribution of $80,000 in cash bequests. The Right Rever end Bishop is named executor of the estate, by the testatrix. The will was dated June G, 1914. A bequest of $15,000 is made in the will of Mrs. Dittoe to St. Vincent home of Davenport, and a bequest of $10,000 is made to St. Ambrose college of Davenport. St. Ambrose college will also share in the distribution of the furniture by the provisions of the will, which asks that the library of printed volumes and other articles be given to the college. The sum of $17,000 is bequeathed to Bishop Davis to be used as follows: For Masses for the soul of the tes tatrix, $2,000. For Masses for her de ceased husband, $1,000. For Masses for the deceased relatives of Mr. and 7 ~.~V -1 'A \rm, Diitor-, $1,000. For the houlr-t in I'liiRiitory, $loo. A l»e|uc:«t. oi" $'',000 to be held by Bishop Davis in trust for the support of the poor children of Ssfcred Heart Cathedral parish. A bequest of $F»,000 to be held in trust and the income used for the education of candidates or students for the priesthood. A bequest of $5,000 for the .poor parishes of the Davenport diocese, to be used at the executor's direction. A bequest of $200 is made to the pastor oi" Holy Trinity church at Som erset, O., for the or re of the cemetery lots of Jacob and Peter Dittoe. A be quest of $200 is made to Rev. George Giglinger of Keokuk, la. The Right Reverend lii. lie Davis announces that the $t0,0l)i legacy iven to St. Ambrose college undei the will "of Mrs. Margaret T. Dittoe will be sc aside as ilie foundation of an endowment fund which lie hopes will reach $300,000. Last year the Right Reverend Bishop appealed to the priests of his diocese, and their answer is the splendid $100,000 building re cently completed at. the college. And now the Catholic laymen oi the dio cese, the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient. Order of Hibernians and other Catholic societies will be asked to in terest themselves in their college with a ••'iew to meeting the present-day need. Free Parochial Schools ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE HAS DONE AWAY WITH PRACTICE OF CHARGING STATED FEES FOR ATTENDANCE. Most Rev. James J. Keane, Arch bishop of Dubuque, Iowa, has issued a letter to the pastors in his see, in which he decrees the end of the prac tice of charging stated fees for at tendance at parish schools. Commenc ing this year, attendance at all parish schools in the diocese will be free, as in most eastern dioceses. In his letter to the pastors an nouncing the change, the .Archbishop states: "The parish schools are no! private institutions. They are a most impor tant. and essential part of the Church's equipment lor the safeguarding and propagation of the l'aith. The very buildings are sacred for the high pur pose which they serve. Our people have given freely and generously lor their upbuilding. The first solicitude of the faithful of a new parish at in formation is for a school. They watch over its beginnings with deep interest, they assist its development with gen erous aid, tlicy rejoice in its secure maturity. "There is no better test of the great faith of bur people in God and Christ, no stronger evidence of their loyalty to the Church, no more striking proof of intelligent devotedness to the high est interests of their children than the schools, for which they sacrifice so freely. '"The archdiocese of Dubuque fur nishes no instance of a parish declin ing, which was blessed with a school from its beginning. And not one of the parishes which failed to provide a school has fulfilled the promise or realized the hopes of its beginnings. Indeed, the contrast is so striking that priests who failed to direct the faith ful wisely in this respect, must feel that their ministry has n6t been the success it ought to have been. "A* distinguished non-Catholic jurist, while viewing a very large church, was asked by his companion, 'How do Catholics keep these large churches filled?' He answered, pointing to the large school building near by, 'That is what fills them.' "Since our schools do so important a work for religion, the advantages which they offer should be.easily available for our children, and all the faithful should share in the merit of supporting them. "Every loyal Catholic in the city will rejoice that children of the .poor are relieved of the painful embarrass ment incident to the old plan of school support, and that the devoted teach ing Sisters are no longer to be bur dened with the odious office of tax collector." OUR TROOPS IN MEXICO WHAT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUM BUS HAVE DONE FOR THE SOL DIER BOYS ON THE BORDER. Following are extracts from a letter by W. J. Moriarty with regard to the conditions at the Mexican border: Llano Grande, Texas, January 14, 1917. Q'ilte a number of the troops that were stationed at Llano Grande have been recalled, but it will make little difference in our work except possibly in attendance. We still have two regi ments and a battery from Indiana, one Nebraska regiment and the First Min nesota Field Artillery. In the last named unit Deputy Donahue is a Ma jor, Lt. Col. Murphy is a member of the Order, and there are quite a num ber of Catholic men in this regiment. Then too, Father Harrington, who is the Chaplain of this Regiment, is still with us and has two Masses in the building each Sunday. The First Min nesota Infantry, in which there were many Catholics, has been removed to Fort Sam Houston at San Antonio. There is a movement on foot, it seems, to abandon some of the smaller camps, and the camp at Donna has been abandoned, and part of the troops have been brought to this camp while the balance have been sent to McAllen. The camp at Pharr has also been dis continued and the New York troops sent to McAllen, while those from Ten nessee have been stationed at San Benito. Fortunately we had no build ings at either of the abandoned camps and by the rearrangements we shall still have a goodly number at Llano Grande, McAllen and San Benito. Things have been going very well here at Llano Grande and from all ac counts the boys have been making good use of the Comfort Fund contrib- ute) to by the Minnesota nn«l Indiana Councils. 10aily in iu cemijer an en tertainment was given at which the local committee provided an enter tainment. and feast consisting of cake, lemonade, fruit, cigars, etc., and it was certainly appreciated by the boys. On this occasion Chaplain Doherty, of the Third .Cavalry United States Army, who is stationed at Mercedes, three miles from here, delivered an address to the men. In this address he recounted his experiences as Chap lain of the Regular Army during his fifteen years of servico. That, portion relating to the Philippine campaign was particularly interesting. Chap lain Doherty is very much interested a:. I pleased with the work that, the Knights of Columbus are doing on the border camps and advocates strongly the continuance of a similar work at the regular camps even after the mili tia has been recalled. He also cele brated Mass ia the building during Father Harrington's iihKonce at the maneuvers. The Comfort Fund, Another occasion in which ihe Com fort Fund was drawn upon was when the First. Minnesota left for their new camp at. San Antonio. They all gath ered at the Knights of Columbus Halls for the evening and a good share of the night. It was spent in singing, speaking and bidding their friends farewell, and all left praising the K. C.'s for their good work. Refresh ments were served and a general good time was had. The largest, r-niertalnment. en when the Second' Minnesota left for home. Sec. Durrell went to Brownsville in order to* secure the best that the market had. We had the Mexican orchestra and after the en tertainment, a program consisting of songs and addresses by officers and men was given, and proved quite a sn i Catholic Mayor of Arundel ATTENDS HIGH MASS FOR SEC OND TIME SiNCE "REFORMA TION." The Liverpool, England, I me:- .o "For the ond time since UK lu-loi mation, a Catholic Mayor, in the per son of Councillor Herbert Dorman, attended in state the High Mass at Arundel last Sunday, at which were present the Duke and Duchess of Nor folk and other members of well-known families of the neighborhood. "B Company of the Ninth Batlalion, Sussex Volunteer Regiment formed a guard of honor to the Mayor in the procession to and from the church, which included the aldermen and councillors in robes, the Arundel Vol untary Aid Detachment, the Arundel V. T. C. Band, the local fire brigade, and detachments of the Arundel Cath olic and other Boy Scouts. The Mass, Tezer's 'St. Wilfrid,' was conducted by Mr. Mantell of the Brompton Ora tory. "Canon MacCall made an instructive address, wherein he described the early origin, traditions and customs of the spiritual and secular guilds at a time when the Catholic Faith Avas the moving principle throughout the land, and the affinity borne in some meas ure by the latter of these to the pres ent-day municipal boroughs." To Found Catholic Museum I A O I I S E O W S I CLUB NAMES COMMITTEE TO FOUND HISTORICAL REPOSI TORY. A Celtic museum in Chicago with historical objects connected with the archaeology, history, music and liter ature of the Celtic race will be found ed soon. Urged by Right Reverend Thomas J. Shahan, rector of the Cath olic University of America, at Wash ington, a committee of nine, headed by Judge John MeGoorty, will begin work at once. This action was taken at a luncheon of the Irish Fellowship Club at the Hotel Sherman January 13. "Chicago is a particularly favorable spot in which to establish such a mu seum," said Bishop Sbahan. "The city is centrally located, it has a large Celtic population, and has daily throngs of visitors who would be in terested in such an institution." lie pointed out that objects of great interest in the lives of the Celtic peo ples could be gathered in Ireland, Wales, Scotland rfnd all countries where the Celts ever have lived, and that, the museum could be made the most complete repository of Celtic historical data in the world. Corsicans Dedicate Church REQUIEM FOR WAR VICTIMS AT TENDED BY CIVIL AND MILI TARY AUTHORITIES. The new bishop of Ajaccio, Mgr. Simeone, who had a wonderful recep tion on his entry into Corsica in No vember, has just consecrated and in augurated a beautiful new church at the Nouveau Port of the same seaport town, dedicated to- Our Lady of Lourdes. This church, which is very beautiful, is due to the munificence of a remarkable family of-Catholic bene factors of the island, the Comte Greg ory and his people, who are always at the head of all good works. One of the first services held in the new church was a solemn Requiem Mass for the fepose of the souls of French soldiers and sailors fallen during the present war, many of whom are Cor sicans, particularly those lost in the transport sunk recently. The civil and military authorities attended the Requiem in st&te. Every man'fe own inner stfcte, if closely watchejd, would bear to him abundant witn else can solve the parodox of his great ness apd his ss of a fall. Nothing ittleness.—Wilberforce. JL aywp -^ytytnii -.m-My* DOMAIN OF TEMPERANCE "THE WHISKY SWAMP." Some time ago there appeared in a New York paper a huge editorial, en titled, "The Whisky Swamp." Here are some paragraphs from it: Into that swamp millions have wandered, and in it millions have died. There is no other shore to the whisky swamp. The middle of that swamp is failure and disgrace, and 'the other side" is death. lt takes courage and it takes will to turn back. And courage and will are the things that whisky attacks and first destroys. "This will not hurt you," says whisky, and lights the fight of hope a little farther on in the swamp, and the victim flounders on farther and deeper. "You are a man of strong will," says whisky, "and can control yourself and stop when you please." "I know I can," says the whisky drinker, and drinks again, and the mud of the swamp rises a little higher upon him. WORKERS ARE DISCHARGED FOR INEFFICIENCY. Indulgence in intoxicating drinks is regarded with such disfavor in the great munitions plants at Eddystone, in.the Philadelphia industrial district, that, despite a daily increasing shtvn age of workers, 2,000 men have been laid off by the Remington Arms Com pany for "inefficiency." A year of cosily experiment, lias taught the company the lesson that the worker who carouses is more expensive to his employer than an idle machine. Men who go to the other extreme and attempt to hoard their earnings by .the short-sighted method of living in the cheapest quarters and eating the poorest food obtainable are being eliminated from the pay-roll with the boozers. The new program of effi ciency hits both high and low. LABOR LEADERS CONDEMN SALOON. Who can deny that the liquor traffic is driving men and women to work in factories, workshops and washtubs who ought not to be there and boys and girls into industrial life who should be in the school or on the playgroundThe liqjior traffic, tends to decrease wages, never to increase them. The use of alcohol makes men less skillful and drives men to lower scales of employment, and reward. Every cent spent in the. liquor business is wasted. There is no redeeming feature in the saloon. Go anywhere where its influence is felt and you see the demoralization it brings. The saloon is the enemy of the people. I am against it and will do all I possibly can to put it cut of business. "THE APOSTOLATE OF TEM PERANCE." A most suitable monument to the memory of the zealous priest, once pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church, Kenton, Ohio, is the associa tion organized in some of our semi naries and called by its founder, the venerable Father Siebenfoerclier, "The Apostolate of Temperance." Be it ever remembered, that the founder of our apostolate, born and educated in a Swiss canton, wher^ wine wras regarded almost a necessity, is said to have experienced a positive shock, when, on reaching our shores, he first learned that not a few sensi ble, persons strongly advocated the need of total abstinence. Years came and passed and time, with its ripening experience, at first lessened, and then removed, Father Siciienfoercher's shock of surprise, and finally made him all eager to find an efficient means of deadening the power and checking the spread of al coholic drink, now viewed as an in sidious. corroding evil. TIME LOST IN DRINKING. It isn't the money you spend it is the time you take to spend it. that causes the damages," remarks a writer in Life. He wasn't discussing drinking, but. the ^opinion is pat. If drinking men figured their lost time then would be fewer of them. No man who hopes to succeed in creative work—either in business, the professions or art— wants the working day cut down it. is all too short now for what he needs to do, and the hours wasted on drinks and drinkers are far more precious than the money spent. Among en gineers are men whose time is worth $50 a day and upward. Men like that positively can not. afford to drink they had better throw the treating money in the riVer and keep their time. Men up "and doing usually try to strip their days of everything that impedes their work. That, is why yo.u see them providing pleasures and comforts for their families, asking for themselves only the privilege of unin terrupted work. Not for gain alone do they stretch the days far into the nights true, they take a huge joy in the profits, but not in the joy of spending them. They allow their chil dren most of that. It is the joy of getting something done, of coming a little nearer to some goal of accom plishment, that leads them on and on, and as they immerse themselves in the task they ask to be excused from the pleasures that take time. None— if it may be called a pleasure—takes more than drinking and none exacts a heavier penalty in Impaired facul ties. There is no surer remedy for "Re sponding weakness than when we have done our own parts, to commit all cheerfully, for the rest, to the good pleasure of heaven.—It, UEstrange.