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NDREDS OF DELEGATES, IN LUDING PRIESTS, NUNS AND OCTORS GATHERED IN ST. AUL THIS WEEK IN ANNUAL ESSIONS—ARCHBISHOP DOWL MG AND DR. WILLIAM J. MAYO MONG PROMINENT SPEAKERS. "riests ud medical laymen from iy states were present at the sixth ual convention of the Catholic Hos il association of the United States Canada, heM in St. Paul. June 22, 23 and 24. with headquarters St. Thomas college. 'he convention was opened with address of welcome by Dr. Will- J. Mayo ot Rochester after ser !8 in St. Thomas chapel, which in-" led a sermon by Most Reverend (itin Dowling, Archbishop cf si. il. The vast armory of St. T«.omas _ege was turned into an exhibi hall where hospital equipment all kinds was on display during week. *he program included the following •ers and addresses: 'lane 21, afternoon—President's ad ss by the Rev. Charles B. Mo..liner, J., head of Marquette university, waukee papers by the Rev. John Boland, Buffalo the Rev. P. J. .kmnell, Tomkins Cove, N. Y. Dr. •w^rd Evans, La Crosse, Wis., and ter Rose Alexius, Good Samaritan -^pital, Cincinnati. une 22, morning—Paper by Dr. jj bert Emmett Farr, Minneapolis Dr. JATHOLIC GROWTH STEADY IN PIOUS ACADIANS' LAND— DIVORCE VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN AND CONTENTMENT GENERAL IN LAFAYETTE DIOCESE. (By N. C. W. C./News Service.) Down in the land of Evangeline, of thich Longfellow wrote that "they (Tho dwell there have named it the Iden of Louisiana," is situated one rf the most romantic and pre ponderantly Catholic dioceses of the ujnited States. Although established only three i^ears ago, when the present bishop Lafayette, the Right Rev. Jules B. Jeanmard was consecrated, the tradi tions of its parishes date bad: to. a J|ine more remote than that of the (iinfortunate Acadians, who driven |firom their lands in Nova Scot3a, in ljl787, took refuge on its fertile plains, f^brty thousand of their descendants fdwell within the confines of the iplocese, and many of its quaint cus jgbms and mo3t edifying stories have dome down from the days of the evic filon. Lafayette diocese is sixty pe.* cent ^Catholic in population. Of 300,000 Souls within its confines 180,000 hold to the ancient faith. Of these, some •re descendants of che hardy ad venturers who came with, or in the Wake of, Bienville, and almost all are 'Sprung from the stock of France, ^although here and there are names ^nd records that speak of the days of ^Spanish domination. In some of the parishes, the number m/t non-Catholic families can be count lied on the fingers of one hand. Last 'fjear^s census reports showed that ntnong one Catholic community of 3,500 there were only fifteen non 'Catholics, ancj in another parish with I similar population, there were only t^ree or four non-Catholic families. 100 Per Cent Catholic., v. atholic Hospital Convention St. Martinville, the oldest parish the diocese, situated on the Bayour Louis H. Germain, Milwaukee Dr. Hugh McKenna, Chicago the Rev. Joseph C. Straub, Springfield, 111. and the Rev. Eugene J. Gehl, St. Francis, Wis. Drs. S. R. Maxeiner, Minneapolis A. D. Dunn, Omaha F. A. Stratton, Milwaukee J. E. Greiwe, Cincinnati H. O. Pollock, Pittsburgh L. D. Moor head, Chicago, and E. A. Weiss, Pitts burgh, took part in discussions. June 22, night—Session in St. Paul hotel, Dr. H. B. Sweetser, Minneapolis, 'presiding description and demonstra tion of typical staff meeting, led by Dr. Frank D. Jennings, of St. C?ther ine's hospital, Brooklyn, assisted by the Staffs of St. Mary's hospital. Du luth, St. Joseph's hospital, St. Paul, and. St. Mary's hospital, Minneapolis. June 22, night—Session at St. Thom as college: Papers by Sister M. Stan islaus, St. Joseph's Mercy hospital, Mason City, la., and Sister M. Domi tilla, St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, Minn. June 23, morning—Conferences. I June 23. night—Session at Saint Paul hotel: Papers by Dr. John E. Greiwe, Cincinnati, Dr. H. O. Pollock, Pittsburgh, and Dr. Edward Evans, La Crosse, Wis.' June 23, night—Demonstration of staff meeting for sisters at 13t. Thom as college. 'June 24, morning—Reports of offi cers: election of officers and executive board. The convention adjourned with the election of officers, but Saturday, June 25, will be hospital day, with clinics find demonstration in Twin City hos pitals. DENBY ON BUSINESS •XRETARY OF NAVY GIVES ADVICE—WANTS LARGE NAVY —DENBY PLEADS AT GEORGE TOWN FOR HONOR IN BUSINESS. Secretary of the Navy Denby, la an 4 dress to the graduating classes at one hundred and twenty-second Lmmencement of Georgetown Univer "y on June 14, Cautioned American sinfiSa. ethical |actices in dealing with foreigners. also urged the necessity of main lining the American navy at a high :eh of strength and efficiency as an Il and a protection for this country's -eign commerce. "Our American business firms ould never cheat foreigners," cretary Denby said. "That is a irsh word, but I mean it. I know of thing worse than to deal unethically Jith foreigners. 'American business men hav3 not [ways realized that every package |:nt out by themselves is more than parcel from Smith, Jones Co. |very piece of goods handled in reign trade from you carries the merican flag in the mind of the ,ient in another land. If yop* fo as irsonal representatives of American firms, remember that you peculiarly represent the American nation to the foreigner. Deal cleanly with the men in foreign countries. Study their traditions and customs. Do all that you can to keep dishonor and a loss of trade from your record." Commenting on the practice ot some American manufacturers who dumped in foreign markets goods that they would not have thought of offer ing at home* he said: "I say reverse this ordefc of doing business. Keep the poor products and send abroad the best goods that you can present. That is what I would do if I were an American business man seeking business abroad." America's naval strength and fit ness is necessary to her commercial success, Secretary Denby declared. "America must maintain a navy sufficiently large to keep the sea lanes open at all times that her goods may pass freely across the earth, or else go down on her knees and sue for peace on any terms if her commerce should be cut off even for several months," he said. Secretary Denby's lather was a graduate of Georgetown University, and he himself has been described by President John B. Creeden S. J., as a friend of the institution.. and of Evangeline Teche, where the historic "Evangeline oak" is located, the population is al most one hundred per cent Catholic. It is around St, Martinville, which is mentioned in Longfellow's poem as St. Martin, the place where Basil Lajeunesse, the stalwart blacksmith of Grand Pre settled after being driven from his home, that many of the most romantic traditions of the diocese cling. Here it was that Evangeline finally found the father of her fiance after many months of weary wondering, only to learn that Gabriel, her beloved, had passed on his way up the stream while she slept beaoath the shadow of the oak. POPE MMRICJIIfS BISHOP MULDOON MADE ASSIST ANT AT THRONE. Right Reverend P. -J. Muidoon, bishop of Rockford, 111., has been named by Pvpe Benedict as assistant to the pontifical throne. The Pope has appointed Anthony H. Stein, rector of £t. Joseph's church, Paterson, N. J., to be* domestic prel ate. He also hasv conferred the decora tion of Knighthood of the Order of St. Gregory the Great on Captain P. H, Rice of Augusta, Ga. SISTER IS KILLED Sister Felicitas, 87 years old, a Franciscan sister, died in La Crosse last Saturday after being struck by an automobile at noon. The accident occurred while the sister was crossing a street in the business center. She was born at Delphos, Ohio, and had been stationed in La Cro3se for more than 60 years as a teacher in the parochial schools. SOME EASTEM WINNERS CATHOLIC PUPILS IN LEICESTER MAKE CLEAN SWEEP IN CONTEST. An item from Leicester, Mass. says: Three pupils in St. Joseph's Parochial School, took the only prizes offered in an essay-writing contest with pupils of all schools of Leicester. The contest was run by the American Legion Post of Leicester. The subject was Memorial Day. First prize was won by Miss Frances Martin, second by Katherine Bannister and third by Jennie Com eau. Pupils in the two upper grades of all the schools were eligible to com pete. The results showed the excel lent training which pupils in the parochial schools must get, for there were upwards of 250 in the contest. In a similar contest last year the St. Joseph's students won two of the three prizes offered. 51,000,0(0 LIBRARY CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY HAS MORE THAN 200,003 BOOKS— DONOn TO FINANCE NEW BUILDING. Plans for the erection of a library to cost $1,000,000 at the Ca*holi! University of America were announc ed by the Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Shahan, Rector of the University, at the an ual alumni banquet. The new build ing is to be completed within two years. Pointing out the necessity of having such a building at the Universi ty, the Rector called attention to the growing collection of bocks which are accumulating at the University and have already far outgrown the pres ent library rooms in McMahon Hall. Many rare and practically priceless books of the Middle Ages, original Oriental manuscripts, etc., are includ ed in the collection. The library now contains more than 200,000 volumes. An unnamed donor has promised to finance the building. Several considerable gifts, to the University during the last scholastic year were reported by Bishop Shahan. A^aording to the provisions of the will of ,the late Very Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Shields, former professor ot psy chology and education at the Univer sity, the residue of his estate, which is expected to exceed $100,000 in value, is left to the Sisters' College, which he founded. One hundred seventy-eight students, the largest class in the histoiy of the University, received their degrees at the commencement exercises held in the new gymnasium June 15. Six received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, thirty-six that of Master of Arts, and the remainder that of Bachelor of Arts. REV. JOHN 8. HE VULES With brief and simple ceremonies the monument erected in St. Patrick's cemetery, Fall River, Mass., to the memory of Rev. John B. De Yalles, chaplain in the 26th Division, was unveiled June 15, by Mrs. Mary Hill of New York city, sister of Father De Valles, and John Smith, a nephew of the late chaplain aiso of New York. Father De Yalles was one of the most heroic chaplains in the late war. NUN ON JURY riUN SUMMONED TO SERVE JURY IN LONDON COURT. ON ^Unless private bin Is rushed through Parliament the High Court of Justice will see the unique sight of a London nun being summoned to serve on the jury. This is the outcome of the Sex Dis qualification Removal Act of 1919, which fulfilled the desires of the ardent feminists of placing women on an equality with men. The framers of this Act, who conceded to women the privilege of the vote, also insisted that women should perform the other civic duties of the voters. Hence all women, including enclosed nuns, who have the vote, are also liable for jury duty, and it so happeqp that a nun has been placed on the list of jurors. DR. MORRISSEY'S BODY ARRIVES The body of the late Rev. Dr. Andrew Morrissey, C. S. S., former president of Notre Dame University arrived in New York, June 13, on the Steamship 'Savoie. Father Morrissey died in Paris, May 28. A requiem Mass was sung in St. Andrew's Church the following day by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Luke J. Evers, a classmate of Father Morrissey. Following the Mass the body was taken to Notre Dame, Indiana, where a Pontifical Mass was celebrated at the University by the Rt. Rev. P. J. Muidoon, Bishoy .^of Rockford also a classmate^ ST. PAUL, MINN., JUNE 25, 1921 The Archbishop Ireland Educational Fund is about to undertake the erec tion of a preparatory Seminary for young men who aspire to the priest hood. The regular remittaiice of pay ments by subscribers to the Fund war rants the beginning of this work at the present time. A beautiful and con venient site has been chosen for the institution, on a 90 acre tract of land at Lake Johanna—equally distant from the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. On an air-line the building will be seven miles from the Cathedral in St. Paul and seven and one-half FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN SCHOOLS IN CONTROVERSY —MAIM& LAW id QUOTED. The Bureau of Education of the N. C. W. C. has recently received from the National Director of the Ameri canism Commission of the American Legion, a statement that the Legion will attempt to put upon the statute books in every State a law requiring that the1 English language be the only medium of instruction in elementary and high schools, both public and private, and requesting the opinion of the Director of the Bureau on this matter. Mr. A. C. Monahan, Director of the Bureau, in "his reply stated: I believe very thoroughly that every school in the United States—public, private, and Parochial—should be con ducted in the English language, and that the "common school subjects" should be taught in English only. However, I do not believe it wise to make it unlawful to give instructions in foreign languages in health, citizenship, religion, and other special subjects to children and others whose knowledge of English is meager. I do not believe it wise to forbid schools, either elementary or secondary, to teach foreign languages if they desire to do so. The state of Maine has a school law on this subject which, in general principles, I think, is correct. It is as follows: Provided that the basic language of instruction in the common school branches in all schools, public and private, shall be the English language. Nothing in this Section shall be con strued to prohibit the- teaching in elementary schools of any language as such. CATHOLICS ARE CHOSEN A. C. MONAHAN, ELECTED TO D. C. EDUCATION ASSOCMM: TION. Monahan, 'director A. •. .* a of the Bureau of Education of the National Catholic Welfare Council, has been elected a. member of the Edu cation Association of the District of Columbia at the organizatipn meet ing of that body. Among the other prominent Catholic educators who are members of the new organization are: Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Shahan, Rector of the Catholic University of America Rt. Rev. Monsignor Edward A. Pace, Director of Studies at the University Sister Mary Cecilia of St. Cecelia's Academy Rev. Paul R. Coniff, S. J., president of Gonzaga College and Brother Edward, F. S. C., president of St. John's College. Plans for the affiliation of the district organization with the National Educational Associa tion are being considered. rm JOtS' v NAZARETH HALL, THE PREPARATORY SEMINARY miles from the Pro-Cathedral in Minneapolis. This site has been the property of the diocese for many years. The first Bishop of the dif»cese, Bishop Cretin, purchased the first forty acres and wrote on the deed, now yellow with age, "This property will at some time be used for u dio cesan institution." Years afterward Archbishop Ireland secured an ad ditional forty acres for the diocese. The firm of Maginnis & Walsh of Boston, eminent ecclesiastical archi tects, has already submitted the above preliminary sketch and the general outlines of the building. Accomoda GOVERNMENT ISrGRATEFUL HUNGARIAN MINISTER THANKS V CATHOLIC WAR COUNCIL The Hungarian Royal Minister of National Defense has written a letter to/the National Catholic War Council expressing the thanks of his govern ment for the Council's help in effect ing the repatriation of Hungarian prisoners of war held in Russian cafrips in Siberia. The War Council contributed $10,000 to the fund which was raised to pay the expense of returning these former soldiers to their homes. Austrian and German prisoners, as well as thou sands of Hungarians, were enabled to go back to their homes and families. Many other organizat'ons besides the War Council subscribed to the co!# of, the repatriation. A BSfiBtT'-rV /V v .„ .«***?**. ,"m v~ a 4 v i V, i n PRETTY GOOD DOLLAR Joseph Dbllar, a senior ±pf the St. Louis University High School, St. Louis, was awarded the first prize of-$25.00 offered by the Mississippi Valley Association for the best essay on the Merchant Marine. Last year, students of the Academy captured first and second places in a contest conducted by the govern ment on the subject of Enlistment, ahd in another contest on the sub ject of Good Roads, they were award ed fisst, second, and t!iird prizes. CHURCHES FOR ALL ALL CREEDS CHURCH TO BE ERECTED BY JAMES R. MEL LON—CHAPEL ON WHE Catholics employed on the estate of James R. Mellon, brother of Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury^ and Catholics living in the neighbor hood are to be provided with facilities fbr religious services, including a Catholic* chapel on wheels. Similar provision is to be made for Mr. Mel Ion's employes and neighbors of other religious faiths. James R. Mellon is one of Pitts burgh's wealthiest citizens and, in ad dition to his home in the city, owns a great domain in the foot hills bf the Allegheny Mountains about six miles from there. For several years Mr. Mellon has been eager to give the employes on this estate and those in the surrounding community an oppor tunity to attend religious services on Sunday. Since the number of those belonging to any particular com munion is not large enough to war rant the erection of a special build-, ing for their convenience, he has not been ablf until now to solve the prob lem. *grt v, Z 2QX mwSMWLJi iS&2BEZh& 4 i Lit', ft •ti .I-, rY -t-T. *j »it -'1 1 S *~"i•"j"ap^s" tions have been provided for about two hundred fifty persons, including the faculty, students and attendants. Only candidates for the priesthood will be admitted. They will follow a six year course—four of high school and two of college work. Priests of the diocese under the direction of the Archbishop will be in charge of the school. It is hop«d that the payments of pledges to the Educational Fund will be sufficient to complete the building before September, 1922. It is estimated that at least $500, 000 will be required for the construc tion of this large building. The late FJTHE1T HARROLL'S JUBLEE HERO PRIEST OF MINES TO CEL EBRATE ANNIVERSARY Of* ORDINATION—PROVED COURi AGE IN MXNV GREAT DISAST ERS. /Vj ?. ^4 *f' |V- y/Jj' •, p" :"-V i .ft Rev. Lawrence A. Carroll, pastor of St. William's Church, East Pitts burgh, will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Sunday, June 26. They knew Father Carroll back in the mines at Smithton in th,ose frightful winter nights when smoke, pouring from the shaft, told to apprehensive families that bread winners were either dead below or imprisoned in dark, subter ranean passages. And when the big cage was ready for a rescue team the first to enter was the young priest. Newspaper men remember that he was a familiar figure at the mine shaft of Port Royal where hundreds were maimed or killed by explosion or after damp. Many men dying in the bowels of the earth were helped back to earth by Father Carroll in the several mine disasters during his stay at Smithton. Many more were prepared for death by him, so that the passing was made easier for them. Catholic and non-Catholic vouch for his heroism in Butler, Pa., where he was stationed during the big typhoid fever epidemic. At a time when the entire town was prostrated Father Carroll took a conspicuous part in the fight against disease and his work attracted the attention of high state officials. But, these are only common place incidents in the life of the en ergetic pastor. He built and organ ized a school at Kittanning, a church at Smithton, a school and two con vents in connection with St. William's parish, Bessemer Terrace, East Pitts burgh. He is a versatile writer and" his letters to the press, full of humor, anecdote and history, carry helpful messages to the public. Father Carroll was born in Alleg heny, and in his youth attended St. Fidelis College conducted by the Cap uchins in Butler County. He was or dained at St. Vinceht'S seminary in 1896. At the beginning of-his pres ent pastorate the children of the par ish attended a public school. Today, they are housed' in a big commodious modern school building free of debt, and: are taught by 12 Dominican sis ters. WORK FOR DISABLEE An exposition, showing wort: done for and by disabled service men in the Public Health Service hospitals, will be held in San Francisco during the first week in August in connection with the thirty-ninth annua! conven tion of the Knights of Columbijs. ,Jt is believed that the proposed exposition will be the first of its kind to, be held in the United States. Number 26 v .. -ya HagiwrmtfalahAfchfcp. Com Timothy Foley of St. Paul donated $100,000 for this purpose in 1918. Dur ing the recent Educational campaign in the diocese, 32 burses of $6,000 each were pledged to the endowment of the junior seminary. Of these burses, two have already been paid in full. Many more burses should be provided before long. Money given for burses will be put at interest for the designated purpose of the pledge. As such cannot be used for the con struction of buildings, an especial effort is being made now to secure the payment of general pledges to the Educational Fund. as! G. 1. F. ELECT OFFICERS STATE CONVENTION IN St PAUL I CtiOSED SESSIONS ^A8"ff' •WEEK. RTJf Martin of Duluth/wmu r* elected chief ranger at the state eon* vention of the Catholic Order of For* esters, at Knights of Columbus hall, St. Paul, last week. Mr. Marti? htti held the position twelve years. George W. Stenger of St. Paiii, wa#^ re-elected state secretary, l^enrjl^ Von Der Weyer of St. Paul wsjs re|^ elected treasurer, and M. T. Mahcn oft Minneapolis, was re-elected vice chief* ranger. Mr. Stenger has been sec retary 26 years, Mr. Von. Der Weye* treasurer 18 years. Delegates to tbft national convention to be held at' Milwaukee August 2 to 4, wert chosen. The following were elected to th# board of trustees: P. J. Graff. Ne(# Ulm John L. Nohner, Minneapolis J. T. O'Connell, St. Thomas C. A* Smith, Winona, and John Grvtsd^ Avon. MOHSIGIiOR CERREITI WILL BE DEAN OF THE Dlf»L0* MATIC COfff»S Ifl PARIS. 7 Monsignor Cerretti, the new Papal Nuncio in Paris, is expected in oft* cial circles to take up his post about the beginning of July. He will/ ac cording to the terms of the old agree ment of Vienna, take precedence over all the other diplomats in Paris, replacing as dean of the diplomatic corps the ambassador of his Own country, Count Bonin-Longare. THE FAR EAST NINE VINCENTIANS START*. IN JULY ON CHINA MISSION .* V T7" In eeeordancfr with the «4e&es the Holy. See, nine members'of the Congregation of the Mission, connects ed with the Eastern Province of that order in the United States, will sail from Vancouver, B. C., July 21, fpr missionary work in China. ,The evangelization of the District of Southern Kiang-si, China, has been confided to the order by the HO(ly "Father. This territory, one of the ten vicariates now under the direction of the Vincentians, is about two hundred miles inland, and contains about nin# million inhabitants, of whom only nljft* thousand are Catholics. The Very Rev. Martin J. Blake^ C. M., Superior of St. Vincent's Seminary, German* town, pa., has issued an appeal for financial support in carrying on this continuation of the work ,of the Vin? centians in the Far East, which wa| inaugurated two hundred years ago.