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MEDDLING AND MUDDLING.
At, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, a solemn Mass was celebrated in memory of the Lord Mayor of cork, MacSwiney. The Union Club, opposite, with lack ot* tact, to put it mildly, hung up an English flag on the day of the MacSwiney Mass. Irish men after the service showed their annoyance by breaking Union Club windows. The club with its display of the British flag on such an occasion acted stupidly. Irishmen creating riot in New York City, which, after all, is not responsible for Ireland's mtsgovern inent, acted unwisely. Sixty extremely prosperous mem bers of the Catholic Church, some members of the Union Club, wrote to it A BEGGAR IN SEARCH The Bishop of Mangafore has had the satisfaction of ordaining a goodly number of native priests anil conse quently the mission has been devel oped in a manner impossible if he had to depend on European priests. He sets forth his case in this communi cation: "In the course of the last ten years I have established as many as fifteen new stations with a resident priest in each of them, and I am now busy ar ranging lor the opening of three other stations. At the next ordination in December, my seminary will give me six new priests and I am working to open up new fields for their zeal. But have you an idea of the heavy finan cial cost of founding a station? The acquisition of the plat, the building of i chapel, school, a priest's residence .md the necessary furniture make up i heavy bill and the poor, bishop must go round like a beggar in search of benefactors to help him to pay the bill. It is unpleasant, but there is no help." THE CHINESE AND' JAPANESE COMPARED. Mgr. Reiners, S. V. D., Bishop of Niigita? Japan, thus compares the Japanese and Chinese character: "With regard to character and men tal qualities, the Japanese are more susceptible of Christian tenets than the Chinese. In Japan, more so than in China, is there a real religious in terest that draws the catechumens to Christianity. Unselfishness is much more pronounced in the Japanese than in the Chinese. The Japanese is more self-sacrificing than the Chinese. The Japanese character reveals an emi nent cctorage heroism ife, indeed, one of the true characteristics of the Japanese. The Japanese is mentally more active than the Chinese. Heap plies himself with keener interest tc the solution of, intellectual, principally of ethical, problems. In fact, one findr the Japanese people, if one has growr rightly to understand them, to be very desirable object of mission activ ity. The Japanese are cleanly the? are pleasant in temperament. The? are agreeable in conversation they have a sense of the beautiful and the nobie they are intelligent they are possessed of an appreciation of ethical and religious problems." A PAINFUL SIMILARITY. To read one missionary letter now is to read them all, for there is a re markable unanimity in the views ex pressed by priests in the foreign field. Therefore in presenting this com munication from Rev. J. Delyvert, Af. M., of Waterloo, Liberia, West Af rica, we set forth aea'n the present crises in the mission world. Liberia, the Negro Free State, is nominally Protestant, but the Lyons African Mission Society has been struggling valiantly there for a num ber of years. Father Delyvert says: "Ten years ago there was no Catho lie chapel in this little city of 6,000 in- WOrk have a church owing to the liberality of a Catholic American but we have no dwelling house and no proper school. We rent native houses which do not fit the purpose at all, and we are kept in a -desolate state of in feriority in comparison with our long ago established rivals. The high cost of living adds to our difficulties. Everything is paid high, even the hosts destined to become the Bread of Life.. We cannot keep an orphan for less than $25 a year a bushel X)f lice is $6. These facts sppak for themselves, and I' hope eloquently enough to secure aid for Liberia." A HUN ASKS 1 tributes *, HOLY :ng FOR THE NECESSI. TIES OF LIFE. •PW MISSION I E LOS habitants. Eia ht Protestant churches i had Ion# occupied th6^ town, thoir happens to get & lady's 'nti-l ftiuong pa pan nations. we A letter from Sister Genevieve, of Soloira, Oceania, reads as follows: "A new station lacks so many, many things. Here we are right in the midst of the hot season and we haven't any water because we cannot afford to make a cement cistern to bold tbe rain. I am ?ery mucl) afraid' ary stations were built. Jj&Jl selves covered with wounds." "W WITHOUT sparrows on the sidewalk in front oi "Samst the cathedral. The reply of the Arch-1 bishop on their "meddling and mud dling" was not mild. In many Protestant churches this indifference to the views of the sixty richest parishioners would be lack in* —CMcaam American. LEPROSY IN JAPAN, ,lm, 'Tte Director of Koyama Letter Hos pital Japan has gotten out a booklet I ke"him"apostatize" describing the institution and giving some important facts regarding the leper and his disease. "Japan is no doubt one of the coun tries most contaminated by leprosy. rtow many lepers are there in Japan? Official statistics give 23,000 for the year 1898, and this number is certain ly far below the real one, and proba bly it ought to be doubled. "In short, it seems difficult not to look upon leprosy as a national dan fer for Japan. n th Sr *°SV tt the first of its kind to be established I n Japan in the year 1889 by Rev Father Testewuide, a Catholic mis sionary. "It is five miles from Gotemba, at the foot of the famous volcano Fuji. The missionary has no stipends] NOT* FORGOTTEN BY HER UNCLE from the hospital, and there are no' nurses. Two lepers chosen from the most intelligent are in charge of deal-l Gardnwrr. Massachusetts ihas sent out the drugs and of dressing the wounds they discharge their duty as skilfully as trained nurses. I "Life in such a hospital would bejous then treated to some distractions and one of nun to and the unbearably monotonous, if these un-J Sister Mary of St. John Berchmans, fortunate inmates were not now and in relaxations. the people of my Uncle Sam's country One of their greatest pleasures Is stage playing they make it a rule |0 Organize two or three theatrical shows I pleasure to play before a large audi- Divine Lord is sure to bring a bless ence, for on such occasions hundreds of people from the neighboring vil- being made easy by tbe frocd 1 woman a jockey cap! ^-ithey readily learn Christian doctrine, slaves imported from various colonies I ^aye found out by experience I but they often show wonderful tenac* and already converted to Protestant-' working in the fields in the open I ity to its principles in the most ad jsm air is the best remedy against leprosy, verse circumstances. He cites as an "Today we are 300 Catholics and FRENCH TRAINING PRIESTS FOR THE AFRICAN MISSIONS. 1 in£ s i i On the Gold Coast, during the same lapse of time, thirty-flve chapels and forty-five stations were built in West ern Nigeria, fifty-four churohes and thirty-six stations. The piety of the converts is likewise progressive^ In Dahomey, during the past year. 40,000 confessions and 110,000 com munions were registered. To serve all these churches, sta lions, schools, native seminaries, dis pensaries, etc., The answer that they got from the twenty-five catechigts, twenty-eight Archbishop is important. It is partic-1 nuns. Everywhere the proportion is ularly interesting to non-Catholics as the same. indicating that the power of the Cath- olic Church in this country rests on a democratic basis The Archbishop apparently cared as. ... little about sixty of the richest Cath-I It happened In Uganda during a tei olics as he would care about Bl«y M»? one hundred mission aries are wanted in each vicariate and Archbishop Hayes, protesting against I just, as many catechists and nuns, yet the action of the mpb and intimating only an average of twenty-five of them that Irish politics was mixed with the are to be found—for instance, in the Catholic religion. Benin twenty-six priest missionaries, QHILD MARTYRS OF AFRICA. and WooOy pereeeutionlatmcbea tbe says converts to Catholicism, the "Negro Child." All the Christian children were condemned to be burned alive. Each was to be bound up in a fagot made of wood and dried grass, which was then to be set on fire. There were in all fourteen children. Each in turn was taken, and after re fusing to deny their faith, was tied up into a fagot and given to the flames. One child remained. He was the son of the village chief. The latter had hoped that the sight of the torture of his little companions would deter him from inviting a similar fate for himself. The little fellow commenced to cry. The father, delighted at what he con sidered a sign of weakening on the part of the child, said to him, "Yes, we will all.be down, sick on account of it. 'One of my poor native Sisters is I you see how Christians are punished. dying of tuberculosis. Last week 1 took her on a long journey to see a doctor, but he gave us little encour agement. As we have no infirmary where she could be properly cared for, I have given her my room and I have taken up my abode in one corner of the veranda—rather an exposed place for a nun's cell! "On our recent journey to see the doctor we met several Protestant mis sion workers, men and women, and we couldn't help noticing how very com fortable they looked. Not that either of us had any temptation to envy Fullerton Bldg., them it isn't luxuries that we want, but just the barest necessities of life for instance, some good pure drinking water and plenty of rain water to wash with and one room that we could set aside for an infirmary so that the sick might retire from the public view." You are crying because you are afraid of being burned. You will renounce that horrid religion, won't you?" "No, father," answered the chil|. "I am crying because I am afraid you will not let me die for my faith. I am a Christian and I want to be tied up in a fagot and burned, like my com panions."' The father pleaded with lum in vain. Finally the child was bound and burnt alive as the others had been. Sodality of St. Peter Claver for the African Missions St. Louis, Mo. A LITTLE BLACK HERO. A little Catholic negro boy was tak ing care of a flock of goats in the mountains. Before he was aware of it, he had strayed with them far from his native village, and suddenly found himself in the territory of a neighbor ing Mohammedan tribe that. was' at war with his own people. He was soon surrounded by hostile menacing faces. His enemies dGter 'You are a Christian?" said one. 'Yes, I am a Christian," answered the child. "Don't you see the cross on my breast . "Yes, but nevertheless, yom ar6. go ing to renounce your religion 'Never," cried the child. 'If you don't, we will cut oft -both your hands." The child drew himself up proudly. "You don't know what it is to be a Christian. Give me a sword." i A sword was handed to him, and I without a moment's hesitation he lap- ped off his left hand, and threw it at the feet of the chief, saying, "There is one! Take the other If you want to daughters as a missionary Johannesburg, Soutn Atnca &ood old State is also gener- in it8 offerings to the field afar, acknowledging some gifts, says: is very so Peasant to know that raPidly In foreign ifevery year. I heads and dollars, and the Catholic "The plays a*e generally taken from! missionary work of our people will the Old and New Testament. I some day, with the blessing of the "The scenes and costumes, which Goi they make out of any rags they can|w^ere developing an interest IQi'Bsion wide work. There is a field for American hearts and of nations, be a power in lands now lay hands on, keep them busy for sey-Jare synonymous. eral months during their leisure mo-| "The united work of the pastor and ments, and they have the honor and Protestant and American peop,e of a Parish in the cause of our upon'the leader and those led, and not the lages come flocking to attend the per-1 reactionary effect upon the parish it formance. [self. Honest-minded people cannot "AnotHer occasion for pleasure, and U°°k to God's Interests abroad with which is a great feast for them, Is the out Christmas lottery, the prizes of which GaSE*8®'" consist in general of old clothes, andl FAITHFUL IN ADVERSITY, sometimes even new ones, contributed by charitable persons. What a joy Father Baert, B. F. M.r of North and what bursts of laughter when, a| Kajtsu, calls the Chinese the first fow ulcers, whilst those who are too served her faith forty-two years with sick to work before long flttd them-( out seeing a priest or scarcely a least, I am sure, will be the having an eye to those at homei." work in this way have but| example of this one woman who pro- Not only do Christian during that period. She had never missed her daily prayers and when brought in contact with the mis sionaries took up the practice of her Religion with ease. $31^ N. !iC. W/C. News Service.) I was that of a young woman who when The African Missions'' organization, twenty-six years old had been baptized established at Lyons, during these I at Shens. She practiced her religion past six months has opened in France I faithfully, but unhappily her husband seven new houses designed for the I did not enter the church. His influ training of missionaries a seminary 1 ence was not beneficial to his wife^ of philosophy, three preparatory sem-Jbut she remained unshaken in her de inaries and three novitiates for the I votion to her church. Brothers. All these various houses I She even installed a little altar !n are well provided with their person-1 her Lome, with ft statue and two can nel, and studies are already begun. I dlesticks. Very important information regard- She was so assiduous in her relig ing the progress of evangelization In ious practices and so intolerant of Africa and the needs of the apostle- pagan superstitions, that the neigh ship is contained in the appeal pub-1 bors soon realized that she was a lished by the Missions for the recruit* fearless Christian. ing of new missionaries. I The evil one, vexed at this zeal, in- In the Benin, many conversions are! flamed the anger of the pagans, who to be registered. Sinoe 1917* twenty,! accused the husband and wife of new churches and twenty-two second-] Another case worthy of attention adopting the stranger's religion. Tbe mandarin of this province was iiy iinnui.) i THE CATHOLIC BULLETIN, FEBRUARY 5, 492f a tyrant. He hailed the man before him, but the coward repudiated Cathol icism at the first' accusation. The wife, however, affirmed her con* version and offered to die in defense thereof. The mandarin, disconcerted by this loyalty, ordered the men to bring her precious statue of the Blessed Mother and burn it before the idol in the temple of the town. The two candle sticks were also destroyed. The woman was allowed to return to her home, however. There she continued to pray far from church, priest or Christians alone in a pagan family. This situation lasted for thirty years, when Providence took pity upon her. Judge of her joy when she learned one day that a Catholic priest had arrived in the community andrwouid administer the Sacraments. BISHOP EULOGIZES WHlTt FATHERS. The Archbishop of Algiers availed of the recent occasion of the golden jubilee of the religious Congregations of the White Fathers and the Mis sionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa to send a circular letter to his clergy, in which he recalls the good work performed by these zealous men and women. In his letter his Grace says that in the far-off regions of Central Africa the Goodness of God has worked miracles by means of the White Fathers. At the end of 1918 the total number of the faithful in the district of the Great Lakes was 273, 206, and that of the Catechumens, 139,281. The Archbishop also states that the reports of the different mis sions prove that the practices of re ligion are everywhere held in honor. The number of Communions rose be tween June, 1917, and June. 1918, to 4,450,618. THE LITTLE DUTCHMAN. His tame was Hermann, a little fair-skinned, white-haired boy, with a wide mouth, blue eyes, high forehead, dressed, moreover, in a .style that.gave him the appearance of being a little old man rather1than a young boy with a flat green cap, a short blue jacket, a long black vest and wide, shapeless trousers. And they called him "The Little Dutchman.' Being at once the youngest and the smallest in the office, diffident and yielding, a stranger, it is not strange he was the office drudge, and an ob ject of-amusement and derision^ It mattered very little that he was willing and obliging—was he not a Dutchman? So thought the boys of one to whom accident of birth had denied a na tive accent, as they laughed immod erately at his broken. English. Now, it happened one day that Her mann, busily engaged in filing away letters near the door of the manager's room, overheard this conversation "Mr. Rule," said the manager. "Sir?" answered the clerk. "Here is a telegram that must go at once. See that it is copied, and taken to the office without delay." "Yes, sir." •. "Be sure that it go$s prompter is very important." "It shall be sent "immediately:" Thus abruptly disturbed in his ab sorbing occupation, the aspiring youth took the piece of paper with a fiery impulse to throw it back in the chief clerk's face, but thinking better of it he suddenly arose and proceeded to take an impression from it in a copy book with an iron press. While slowly and unwillingly per forming hitf duty, another and younger boy, returning from an er rand, came near. "Here, Tom," said the aspiring youth in his turn, "take this telegram to the office." "Why don't you take It yourself?' returned Tom. v,.v' "Because I'm busy. Hwr^uft fiew there's no time to lose, Not less did the younger boy resent the elder's swaggering assumption of authority than had the elder, that of the chief clerk. Wherefore he delib erately took off his hat, sat down be fore his desk and coolly said: "Who was your servant last year?" The chief clerk had already re turned to his desk at the other end of the office, and paid no attention to this interesting conversation. But the as piring youth, still rankling with the thought of the superior manner in \£hich the chief clerk had addressed him, and still further enraged to see that his own authority was not re spectedj slapped the telegram down on the desk before the other boy, and exclaimed: "You'll take that to the office or. I'll know the reason why." "You were told to take it, and you'd better do it," retorted the younger boy. "WelL r?e got something else to do," (the tall of the monkey' in the comic picture was not yet finished), "and I tell you to do it." At this moment the clock struck 12. Work stopped-as if by magic. Office boys and clerks disappeared as if drawn by a magnet, the magnet of dinner. Even the chief clerk vanished, and the disputants, without coming to any definite conclusion, passed out to gether, wrangling as they went, and left the important message on the desk. And there Hermann a few minute a afterward found it. Hermann was too- ignorant and "green"—the boys would have said— to carry the message to the managter, 4 It But far be it from the dignity of a chief clerk to perform the service of this kind where there are inferiors to be commanded. Glancing around, his eye fell upon an aspiring youth who was bending his whole energies and mighty tal ents to the execution of a comic pic ture upon a piece of blotting paper. "Here, Chester," exclaimed the chief clerk, in a peremptory tone, "copy this telegram and send it right away. Don't wait a' minute." •r^'im^^r 7 heard the manager order it sent im mediately, as it was important? And as it was left (as he presumed by ac cident, for he had not heard the re cent debate), was it not his djity to take the message to the office? He did not stop to, think about it, but ran with it to the office of the telegraph company, after which he went back to his frugal meal and when the meal was finished and the noon hour was over, he was sent out upon another errand. Meanwhile the other boys, who: e guilty consciences had made them miserable, were quietly and anxiously hunting for the missing telegram, an uneasiness that was not rendered lighter by the voice of the manager asking: "Mr. Rule, tlid you send that tele grrt'm?" "Oh, yes," replied Mr. Rule, with alacrity. "Chester copied it at once." "Chester," continued the manager, "did you take the telegram to the of fice?" "I copied it." "I asked whether you teak U office?" .• 5* "No—no, sir." "Why not?" "I—I told Tom to do it." to the The manager's anger was rapidly rising. "Tom." "Sir?" Slowly. "Did you send that message?" "No, sir." More slowly still. "What did you do with it?" "I—left—it-~on—the—desk!" very slowly indeed. While he was in the midst of this indignant censure tjie little messen ger returned. He stood for a moment irresolute frightened by the exhibition of the manager's anger. But catching the meaning of it, he came forward and told the manager what he had done. "Do you mean to say that you found the message and took it to the office yourself?" inquired the astonished manager. "Yes, sir." "And why did you do it?" "I did think it was right. I heard you tell Mr. Rule to goppy un* send it right away, un' I did it." "Withoy^-anybody telling you?" "Yes, sir." "My boy," sal# the grateful man ager, "you have saved us perhaps $1,000. A boy who will do his duty whether any one tells him or not, will be a worthy man some day, if he lives I will see that you are properly re warded for your faithfulness. As for these," pointing to the two crestfallen lads, "if they are ever again guilty of such stupidity, obstinacy, and neglect it will be the last time here they will be discharged." Thus brought to the manager's no tice, Hermann rapidly advanced from one position to another. He soon be gan to improve, both in attire and in language. More and more responsibility was placed upon him. His thorough hon esty, his constant cheerfulness, his willingness and interest in the busi ness, commended him to his employ ers' favor and made him very valuable to t^.em. Until at. last Hermann, the Little Dutchman, outdistanced all other clerks and became manager hiniself. —The Angtlu*, ONE MIXED MARRIAGE. "Ah, you're young." Father Con nolly smiled on his nephew and took a pinch of snuff. "You have your ideas or impressions concerning the Decree Ne Temere, and I have mine. "I can't see why the Catholic should not convert the Protestant," the new fledged convert bamgter remarked ferent religious views shouldn't live happily together." Father Connolly smiled again. "Poor Ned!" he commented, "you have a good deal to learn." The Priest paused a moment, glanced &t big, old-fashioned silver watch, and added: "I'll tell you a story. "Regarding a mixfed marriage?" Ed ward Connolly asked. "Yes," tte old Priest answered gravely. "I have known many mixed marriages, and all were more or less unhappy. The one I Jim about to speak of was—. But you shall hear. "Nora Mallon was a young and very pretty girl when I went to my first curacy in the prosperous country town of Slaneford. Her father,was a solici tor wilh^a good practice, and his fam ily lived up to his income. The girls had been educated at a fashionable boarding school and were leaders at all the social functions of the neigh borhood. At some bazaar or sale of work Nora and Percy Hamilton met. The latter was an Ulster Protestant and the nephew of a certain Colonel Hamilton, a gentleman very well known for his hatred of Catholicity. The two young people conceived a strong liking for each other, and were married after an acquaintanceship of a few weeks. The old Parish Priest of the place spoke very seriously to Mrs. Mallon against the marriage, but the folks were as favorably impressed as Nora herself by the young man, and very much satisfied with an alliance with a wealthy and well-known family. The marriage took place, young Hamil ton gave the necessany pledges, and the pair set out on their honeymoon." The Priest paused and took a pinch of snuff. "Well?" Ned Connolly inquired. "Colonel Hamilton was furious and refused to see or speak to his nephew. Mr. Mallon died, and the young pair were left to shift for themselves. Percy got a situation in Belfast and for a little while things went fairly but Mrs. Hamilton's health failed, the children were troublesome and often ailjrng. The mother had never been used to .housekeeping, meals were bad ly cookid and unpunctual, and Percy's temper grew bad. There were con stant quarrels between husband and wife, antf frequently there were''quar rels over religious matters. The two children—a boy and girl—grew up without any religious belief at all. Then Colonel Hamilton made an offer, who was still in his private office, and, If Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton agreed to doubtless supposed that the telegram renounce Catholicity, they and their had been sent long ago lie was too'children would be welcomed at Ham conscientious to ignore it. Had he not ilton Court." y* "'wv-v "~7'~ \V' J. -,w ,:V. TF '""if^ ,yv.j »«'!1 '7- '^fy '^yr "Yes," Ned said. "I suppose they: accepted the offer." "Yes. Of course this part of the etory was made known to me years later. A cousin of mine, Paul Con nolly, was on the Scotch mission, when his health failed and it was ar ranged that I should take his work and he mine. In this way I went to lasgow, and for a long period heprd nothing whatever of the Hamiltons and, indeed, I had in the constant work of a big parish quite forgotten them. may say, however, that for years they lived an apparently happy life at Hamilton Court, and Mrs. Hamilton egained something of the beauty of Nora Mallon." "Then—" the barrister said inquir ingly. "Then Colonel Hamilton died sud denly, and without seeing his lawyer.' "But Percy was next of kin, gather?" "Yes, next of kin, certainly but the will that the Colonel had made soon after his nephew's marriage was in existence, and a distant relation of his inherited the property. The Ham iltons were set adrift and Percy died soon after." "And his wife and children?" "The girl died suddenly. There was a boating accident, I think. It Was this accident that sent poor Nora back to the Church. The boy was wild, foolish, utterly irreligious. Poor Nora! She paid dearly for her mistakes." Father Connolly again produced hte snuff box, and when he spoke alga in it was in an unconsciously sadder and lowered tone. "I was Parish Priest of St M—'s, a large Glasgow Parish, and during one October my attention was drawn to a woman who was in the habit of remaining in the church till the actual moment of locking up came. She al ways knelt in the same place, before the Blessed Virgin's altar—and seem ed to pray with intense fervor. Her clothing showed that she belonged to the working class." "Mrs. Hamilton, I presume," Ned commented as the narrator paused. "Yes, Mrs. Hamilton," Father Con nolly assented. "Tt was shortly before Christmas in that year that I came to know her and to hear her history. She was working in one of the larger factories. It was the only sort of work she was fitted for. Her educa tion had been showy and superficial, and she had not the physical strength necessary for household work. Her wages were a mere pittance, just enough to keep body and soul to gether. "Bit by Wt I learned what I have in part told you. She had realized fully what she had done when Alicia was drowned." 'Tis her soul I think of, Father,' she often sobbed piteously. 'Oh, yes she was baptized and God is merciful, but—. Oh, my poor girl!'" "What became of tbe son?" Ned asked. "I'm coming to that. Mrs. Hamil ton knew nothing of him, but she fear ed he had fallen into evil ways. It was for him, Percy, that she prayed so constantly. It is a satisfaction to think that her prayers were answered even at the expense of—" the Prie.-t paused. "I must go back," he said with a faint smile. "Saint 's Church possesses some very precious sacred vessels. They were the gift of a certain nob If lady and one wintry morning I was •t Tif Sfflssitetf PfcWlI TW*"**%?**,'" •'"•SEESWE*- v LL ., EVERYTHING IN THE LINE OF I N I N HIGH QUALITY AND SERVICE 141 EAST FIFTH STREET ST. PAUL, MINN. 2 ^'W'1 aroused long before daylight by the frightened sacristan. On opening the Church he had heard a gaint moaning and found a woman lying on the steps 6f the high altar with the blood flowing from a wound in her breast. A man was vainly endeavoring to stop the red flood.^ There was a longish pause. "I was^in the church in a few into* utes. A doctor and a police officer were soon in attendance. The woman was Mrs. Hamilton, the man was her son. Mrs. Hamilton—she was able to explain her presence in the Church and to make her Confession and re ceive the last Sacraments—had drop ped asleep as she knelt at her prayers on the preceding night, and the Church had been locked without the attend ants being aware of her presence." 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The poor fellow received the Priest's instruc tion with gratitude and humility aqd showed very unmistakable signs of sincere repentance for his misspent life. He died just as his term of im prisonment came to an end. Poor fel low. I saw him two days previous to his death, and I could not grieve for his fate. God gave them all rest!" Father Connolly prayed. "Now, Ned, that was a mixed marriage, Are you ready for a walk?" —Magdalen Rock. In Mesnetotr ar.d the Sacred Heart. ICE CREAM Our Special for Sunday Strawberry and Chocolate IN TWO-LAYER BRICKS 75c E BRICK 2 Bricks $1.25 Tell Your Dealer Saturday to Deliver Yours for Sunday Baldwin, Emerson, Gabler, Hamil ton, Hazelton, Davenport & Treacy Records Musical Instruments Sheet Music SUCCESSORS TO Willwerscheid & Keith PHONE GARFIELD 3119