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SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1917.
Next. Friday, February 2, will
1m' Candlemas Day. Every Catho
lic should provide himself with
blessed candles on that, day in or
fW to have 1hem in his home
In spite of the campaign against,
the divorce evil throughout the
country, Philadelphia this year
has produced more divorces than
any year in its history. During
the. year
just,
closed the Philadel­
phia courts have granted nearly
1,000 divorce decrees. Many more
cases than that have been brought,
but some will be carried over into
next year, others have been with
drawn, and in some cases decrees
have been refused.
A few days ago the daily papers
of the country reported a bill pro
posed in a Western Legislature by
a member of that body. It was of
so iilthy a nature that common de
cency forbids us to name it. The
inconsistency of the press is mani
fested^ the fact that such things
are chronicled in papers that are
continually decrying the spread of
Indecency. It seems that editorial
utterances frequently are intended
only
for display, while the
most vile descriptions constitute
news.
The .Catholic 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.
Paul Association. Mr. O'Brien is
one of the best known lawyers in
the State, and is one of our most
distingished Catholic fellow-citi
zens. His choice as President of the
new organization reflects credit
upon the electors, and at the same
time is a source of gratification to
citizens of all classes and especial
ly. to Catholics.
According 1o the daily papers
Mrs. Ethel Byrne, sister and co
worker of Mrs. Margaret Sanger,
birth control advocate, was sen
tenced to BlaekweH's Island, New
York, for thirty days by the
Brooklyn Court of special sessions.
She was convicted of having been
connected with the birth-control
clinic established by Mrs. Sanger.
Immediately after licr sentence
Mrs. Byrne announced her inten
tion of going on a hunger strike.
It might be well il* all such .advo
cates might be forced to go on a
real starvation strike and thus rid
the world of their filthy teachings.
"We have received the first copy
of the Catholic Charities Review
from Washington, I). C. In ap
pearance and contents it promises
ibo be not merely a chronicle of
local or national happenings in its
/particular field, but at the same
time a judicious guide in charit
able wprk. The variety of its de
partments shows that nothing in
*tlie 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
v ?r*:^ wfj 'V^»ti*V|
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 pract ical, charitable, and up
lifting work of various kinds. 11:
such an organization were estab
lished in every parish and boys
were reached through the proper
medium, there is
110
doubt but that
the boy problem would be reduced
to a minimum.
Alas, alas, for those who die
without fulfilling their mission
who wet'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 fight,
and remained idle. Alas for those
who have gifts and talents, ami
have not used, or misused or abus
ed hem The world goes on from
age to age,
but
011
1 lie various occasions during the
eai* when they may be necessary
or useful.
"The Golden Key" is a booklet
of sixty-three pages by Rev. Fred
crick M. Lynk, S. V. 1).. of Techny,
J!I. It sells for twelve cents post
paid. It is a scries of talks with
ike young Various considera
tions are presented to the youth
ful mind in a plain, attractive
way, and instruction is mingled
with encouragement so as deeply
to impress the minds of the young.
the IIolv 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 Cod's love, and the
ruin of gouls.
—Cardinal Newman.
In a pastoral letter read in all
the Catholic churches in Montreal
011 New Year's Day, Archbishop
Bruehesi announced that, hence
forth 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 letter, "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 us then
scrupulously and religiously ob
serve the etiquette of the House of
Mod."
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 pprt of a par
ish as the church. All citizens are
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 afford 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 United 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 all 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 thq firms that help
their paper, and it will enhance
the value of this publication as
a medium through which the mer
chant can appeaP to a'large class
of prospective customers.
i \. JiLi
Copies of the supplement can
be obtained from this office at ten
cents a piece.,
MEXICAN OPPRESSION.
The latest outrage perpetrated
beyond our borders by the little
Nero commonly known as Carran
za, was the arrest last week of
Archbishop Orozco 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 Rome the exclamation: 'M am
a Roman citizen," was sufficient
to ^protect a man anywhere in the
Empire, which then meant the
world. But a few short years ago
the exclamation, "I am an Ameri-.
can citizen," meant protection un
der any flag 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, "Perdicn
ris alive, or Raisuli dead," was
heard around the world. Its force
was so telling that it immediately
restored the captured Perdicaris,
and in the read ion toppled over
the throne of the petty despot.
Tod.13^ we witness a changed situa
tion. If some nation in far away
Europe or Asia decides for rea
sons of its own to put to- death
certain subjects,, Jews, Armenians,
Syrians, or others, high sound
ing and hypocritical notes are
flashed 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 in
coivnl less numbers. Many of these
were our own citizens, others, 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 flag
ami 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 aids.
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
motion 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 Covernment had succeeded
in banishing religion from j,dl the
schools of Italy. The last step
Avas
taken shortly before and re
sulted in the removal of the cruci-"
fix from the walls of all school
rooms. But 1he crafty atheistic
leaders noticed that the children
attended Sunday morning Mass
and were given instruction after
Mass. Then it vhis 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
011
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
4he 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 showed
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. Paul 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 was 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, we 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,
w V 4 -i
THE CATHOLIC EULLETIW, JANUARY 27/191?
HOW TO FORGET.
Psychology teaches us that
memory is a faculty Which enables
one to recall, to reproduce, 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.
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—just let
tlieiji go, don't hang on to them."
It 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,
011
the contrary, refuses to
recognize the smiling features of
fortune
01*
prosperity and dwells
in a little sphere surrounded en
tirely by the disagreeable things
of life. One sees in the mud pud
dle 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
01*
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 sucli
mental ugliness. Truly, the art of
forgetting is a difficult one to ac
quire, but one which fully repays
the effort expended in its 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 111 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 su-ch
things, never fail to evoke a thrill
from even the most calloused
mind. Deeds of patriotism, mai
tyrdom, unspoiled innocence, and
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
it 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 atf
ryires 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 would culti
vate the aesthetic in Nature. Even
an illiterate mind frequently can
appreciate the beauty of real poet
ry, as witness, for example, the
peasant s 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
take delight in real poetry.
A REAL CATHOLIC WILL
MRS. MARGARET DITTOE, OF DAV
ENPORT, IOWA, LEAVES BE
QUESTS TO MANY CATHOLIC IN­
STITUTIONS.
One
of
given
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
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
the college.
be
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
J\Ivs, Dittoe, $1,000. For the souls in
I'urgatory, $lno. A bequest of $3,000
to be held by Bishop Davis in trust
for the support of the poor children
of Ssfcred Heart Cathedral parish. A
bequest of $5,000 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 01 Holy Trinity church at Som
erset, O., for the cr.ro of the cemetery
lots of Jacob and Peter Dittoe. A be
quest of $200 is made to llev, George
Giglinger of Keokuk, la, -\v.
The Right Reverend Bishop Davis
announces that the $10,000 legacy
given to St. -Ambrose college undei
the will "of Mrs. Margaret T. Dittoe
will be sc aside as ilie foundation of
an endowment fund whiclv he 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 of 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 view 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
lice of charging stated fees lor 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
slates:
"The parish schools are not private
institutions. They are a most impor
tant and essential pari of the Church's
equipment for the safeguarding and
•propagation of the l'aith. The very
buildings are sacred for tlio high pur
pose which they serve. Our people
have given freely and generously for
their upbuilding. The first solicitude
of the faithful of a new parish at its
formation is for a school. They watch
over its beginnings with deep interest,
they assist its development with gen
erous aid, they 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 not 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 lie .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, i9i7.
Qslte 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
uted to by the Minnesota arid Indiana
Councils. Early iu December uii 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 service. 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 in the building during
Father Harrington's absence at the
maneuvers.
1
The Comfort Fund.
Another occasion in which the 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 Hie evening and a good share of
the night. It was spent in siuging,
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 entertainment v as giv
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
sucec-rs.
Catholic Mayor of Arundel
ATTENDS HIGH MASS FOR SEC
OND TIME SiNCE "REFORMA
TION."
The Liverpool, England, Times says:
"For the second time since the Refor
mation, a Catholic Mayor, in the per
son of Councillor Herbert Dorman,
attended in state the High Mass at
Anuulel 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 Battalion,
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 was 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."
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I A O I I S E O W S I
CLUB NAMES COMMITTEE TO
FQUND HISTORICAL REPOSI
TORY.
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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 McGoorty, 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 Shahan. "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."
He pointed out that objects of great
interest in the lives of the Celtic peo
ples could be gathered in Ireland,
Wales, Scotland «tnd 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 Poft 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 repose 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
Requiem in st$te.
the
own inner state, if
Every man'|
closely watclif
abundant witness of a fall. Nothing
else can solve tke parodox of his great
ness and bis littleness.—Wilberforce.|pleasure
w?uld
r*#c"r
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.
It takes courage and
higher upon him.
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 ljght 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
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 short
age of workers, 2,000 men have been
laid off by the Remington Arms Com
pany for "inefficiency." A year of
cosily experiment has 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 playground? The 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 ia
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 Siebenfoercher,
"The Apostolate of Temperance."
Be it ever remembered, that the
founder of our apostolate, born and
educated in a Swiss canton, -where
wine was 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
Siebenfoercher'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 30U take to spend it that
causes the damages," remarks a
writer in Life.
lie wasn't discussing drinking, but
the ^opinion is pat. If drinking men
figured their lost time there would lie
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 doirig usually try to
strip their days of everything that
impedes their work. That is why yo.ti
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 ii£
the task they ask to be excused from
the pleasures that take time. None—»
if it may be called a pleasure—take#
more than drinking and none exacts
a heavier penalty in impaired facul
ties.
There is no surer remedy
„b5ar _to h!mf spending weakness than when we hav»
done our own parts, to commit alt
cheerfully, for the rest, to the
of
tor d&>
good!
heaven.—R,
IS Estrange,
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