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l I i Page Two THE BOOKSHELF. "Doctrine and Doctrinal Dsrup- tion" by W. H. Mallock, (published hy Macmillians). Ahhough this is not a new book, yet the author holds so distinguished a position among the writers of England that a few words about him and this book mty not be quite out of place. Mallock is the peculiar and schol- arly product of the nineteenth cen- tury and its works. "Well born, well bred, well fed, well read", re- marked a sympathethic critic, he re- mains transparently the child of his century and no other. Sometimes we hear of those born out of due season who mhrk with the eyes and the mind of another century the doings of the present only to lind that the times are out of joint, and that the winter of a long discontent has laid its chilling hands upon all things and upon all men. But not so with Mal- lock, for in him scholarship and learning have blended themselves in- to a type of culture which has be- come numhed hy the pressure of philosophic doubt, which tends to move away and stand askance at pos- itive definitions, which objects to dogma, yet in the very attitude it assumes, it expresses dogma, All this is a form of philosophy and cul- ture from a century which was all ears for the hypotheses of Darwin, Huxley and Herbert Spencer. And yet in this remarkable book of "Doctrine and Doctrinal Disruption" Mallock boldly faces the Protestant Church of Efigland, and asks by what authority does she arrogate to herself the high places in the lant? There is an incisive and biting logic which is stimulating and enteraining, and a f)readth of view with a sense of proportoion as he exanfies the claims of Prostestantism, which are foreighn to those minds whose hori- THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN" makes Balfour a familiar figure on tories. Still if some of these signs his cheeks aglow with the joy of some of the most famous golf links are potent in the big battalions of living, and with his bright eyes he- in Great Britain. Moreover As- Asquith they wgre just as l)revalent sl)eaking Iris keen ol)servance of the quith has none of the love for out and well marked during the latter things about him, one would scarcely door sports characteristic of most part of the last Conservative Govern- believe that the leading representa-- Englishmen, and but two games call ment when Balfour was Prenfier. tire of the Catholic Church in this for his interest; whist anti chess-- The two men have 1)oth worked with country is a near-octogenarian," says these facts are enough to l)ar him large majorities behind them; both the Baltimore Sun. "His life howev- from that buoyant entllusiasm and have of course made mistakes, I)ut er, has been spent in such strict ob- S ' ' appreciation which they usual/y pro- Asqutths have heen fewer aud his servance of those laws which are duce and wlfich means so much to judgment clearer. This surely nfight conducive to health that time rests any mln; he he politician or not. convey a promise that the days of lightly on his shulders. As a young Although Asquith is removed from Asquith's leadership are not number- curat the Cardinal was delicate, and the love of sport he is more than at ed; and that at present it wouhl be grave fears were entertained by his home in the world of thought and vain to prophesy when the tide of books; and the cultivation of his Conservatism will he again deep and mind and the acquirement of know- strong enough to conline hinl to a ledge has not heen a haphazard af- nfilitant minority instead of to the fair for trivial moments hut one he aggressive and trenchant majority has treated with serious discrimina- which he now conunands. tion. His iutellectual attaiuments C. DECKER. are not to be rated with tim most learned man in his cabinet; if not in England; and that is Lord Morley; whose great gifts have heen more finely brought out by Iris passion for study and learning. The two men are widely different but in their rigid logic and iu their lack of popular enthus, iasms they stand together; for As- quith wears not his heart on his sleeve and seldom indulges in a rhet- oric which expresses sensitive warmth or geniality. His oratorical illustrations are drawn rather blunt- ly, the finer shades are missing, and the eloquence is simple and direct striking hard when necessary, reit- erating too if conviction still lingers for further synthesis. Asquith may touch the cold reahns of the mind by sheer force of his intellectual ap- peal but rarely does the heart thrill with responsive enthusiasms. It would be hard to imagine a wave )arishiouers lest he break down un- der the strain of work. Mmeories of those days bring snfiles to the Car- dinal's countenance. '"The Cardinal was te ehlest son of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Bridget Gib- bons, and was born on Gay street, near Fayette, July 33, 1834. At that THE SCIENTIFIC QUACK time the residential section centered Some time ago a civil engineer of about the neighborhood in which he New York wrote to the New York was born, and 13altimore was an en- Sun descrihing how the Panama Ca- tirely different city from the Balti- nal is doomed to certain and speedy more of today. \\;Vhen he was 4 days destruction by means of awful cata- 'old h was taken to the Cathedral, the clysms which will result from earth- quakes, landslides and other acci- dents, in a long article replete with scientific terms he gives minute de- tails of the coming horror. The Sun l)rinted the arti:le as a valuable addi- tion to scientific research. It turned out, however, that the whole article future scene of the many notable events in his life, and was there bap- tized by Rev. Charles I. Wlfite, whose funeral sermou was preached by Archhisho 1) Gil)bons just forty-four zears afterwards. "The Cardinal went to Ireland with his parents when 3 years old, return- from heginning to end, was a joke ing to this country with Iris mother fabricated for the purpose of finding after his father's death, about ten out the extent of popular gullibility, years later. and its author enjoyed the success of "After working for some time in a his experiment when he noted how grocery at New Orleans, the Cardinal it was circulated far and wide entered St. Charles' College, and throughout tim land. then began his long career crowded This fake science manifests itself with honors. The Cardinal has al- sometimes seriously. It was not ways taken the same interest in of enthusiasm carrying him away m- long ago that a poor fellow went wholesome recreations as he did in to the vague exaltations of some crazy in the endeavor to measure boyhood days, and i s now one of the less known orators; or to hear him virtue by the tape-measure. Another leading advocates of clean, healthy give vent to the noble flights of elo- one constructed wonderful instru- sports. A sound nlind in a sound more banal or a weaker sketch of anything than of the Jesnit character- istics. "A scoundrel, murderer, intriguer and diplomate. That is all onr in- formation ahout the Jesuit. Well MOUNT ST. MARY'S, PULASKI HEIGHTS. The.Academy of Mount St. Mary's is conducted by the Sisters of Mercy. It is a select boarding school for young ladies. then, if it is accurate the Jesuit who The location of St. Mary's, on Pu- reconciled me with the Clmrch could laski Heights, is ideal. Though only not have been a Jesuit. He was a a short ride from the city of Little kindly, gentlemanly person; as we say Rock, it has all theadvantages of the in Russia, 'correct all round,' and with quiet and salubrions climate of thF:" that he was extremely guileless. As country. a non-dil)lomate he resendes a great The building is of pressed brick, ce- many real and not fictitious Jesuits." meut fotmdation, white stone trim- The writer then goes on to re!ate an mings. Designed in all simplicity, it anmsing episide of his tirst meeting presents an exterior pleasing and in- w!th the "enemy." viting. "He was one of a circle of friends The class rooms, dormitories, pri- at Nijni-Norvgorod, who were all at- vate rooms, nmsic rooms and dining tracted to the Catholic faith aud were hall are all arranged with a view to on the verge of making their sulmfis- sion. Bnt there suddenl yarrived a inmber of the dire society in their nfidst, and, without any preliminaries he sprang the awful truth upon them that he was a Jesuit. This was cer- health and convenience. The insti- tution is heated by steam and light- ed by electricity. The extensive grounds afford ample amusements. All sports consistent t, space for all out-door games and tainly not a nmster stroke of diplo- with ladylike del)ortment are encour- macy, and the news of the plague aged. ep!demic could not have created a The discipline of the A'cademy is greater panic than this announce- mild and maternal. Pupils are subject ment." to such discipline only as is essential The little party broke up, and only to good order, and the formation of three of its members had the cour- habits of self-control. age to allow the Jesuit father to re- The school term will open on Sep- ceive them into the Church. The tember 5th. Pareuts who are unde- writr stats in concision that during a cided where to place their daughters priod of residence at the Jesuit Col- are requested to write to the Mother lege tie had ample opportunities of Superior for a catalogue of the Acad- studying the order, and that he was greatly edified by everything he saw. Again, on the subject of Russian Catholicism, the same journal gives tile following sympathetic pen picture of a certain Russian priest who made Iris submission some years ago: "A vigorous old man with a fine emy. They will lind the rates moder- ate. The Sisters are always willing to show prospective patrons through the institution. IN MEMORY OF TWO NOBLE WOMEN. face and long hair; at first sight one At St. Vincent's Infirmary, this would scarcely guess that on his city, two memorial tablets bear evi- dence of the love and affection of a " shonlders he hears the burden of a zons are the boundaries of suburbia. From a critic and a scholar who is not a Catholic this book is a remark- able tribute to the dogmatic position of the Church, and to the logic by which its claims spontaneously link themselves together producing a sol- idity and strength in sharp contrast to the slow disintegration and dis- ruption here, there and everywhere in Protestantism. quence which so often held the House of Commons spellbound in the fa- mous days when Gladstone 'spoke in oped just how many .ounces a a great debate. Rather is the aus- thought really weighs' But why 'terity of Asquith's oratorical method waste valuable time and expense on too well marked by the art which does not conceal art; its severity is a mere thought? Now come new ex- perimenters who lay hold on the soul as if it were firmly dominated I)y itself and would subject it to weight the vein of Puritanism from which and measure. One Dr. A. W. Good- he sprang and from which he never speed of the University of Pennsyl- seems quite able to free ifimself, vania claims to devoted son and husbanr, Col. John ments to weigh "thought"; that was hody has been a maxin| successfully wife's and children's curses. They M. Gracie having just completed the two years ago, and it has not devel-: followed by him." broke off with Ifim as soon as they furnishing of two rooms, one in mere- Jubilee in October. learned that, as father and priest, Plans for the big ecclesiastical he had betrayed the faith of his an- ory of his venerable mother, Mrs. Annie Gracie, and the other to the demonstration in honor of the Car- cestors. At times a look of unspeak- dinal's dual jubilee were taken up able sadness comes over his coun- in Baltimore at a recent meeting of a tenance, but only speak to him of tht committee of the Catholic Club. one suhject and he hecomes a differ- Beginning October 12, when a ent man. His language assumes a meeting of the trustees of the Cath- tone of a tried warrior on a familiar have photographed olic University will be held, and ex- field and his eyes sparkle as light- Perhaps the strongest and ablest Asquith's spontaneity when rusk- book which Mallock has written is ing a speech never inspires one with memory of his late wife, that noble woman who was called to give up those she loved on earth to reap the rich reward that her life, so filled with kind and charitable deeds, merited here. The furnislfings are most elegant "Life Worth Living"? Here again the Church is an important witness and is far from being" forgotten even though the philosopher may not find it worth the living believing that all is vanity under the sun. Mallock has also written on Socialism, Aris- tocracy and Evolution and a nmnber of novels which are mvarialfly inter- esting and thoughtful if not always conclusive. He has done the state some ser- vice lay pointing out the weakness in the scientific basis of Positivism and the imlmssibility of huildng a code of ethics upon a purely human concep- tion of moral values. This surely is no mean thing wheu Science, like Narcissus,, is fascinated by itself and can rarely see anything but its own reflection. C. DECKER @. A BRITISH STATESMAN The Premier of England," Henry l-Ierbert" Asquith, has learued recent- ly that the rumbling of the distant thunder was more than a veiled threat to his popularity which has suffered some eclipse during the past the facile touch and movement of the natural; precision clear and cold mark exact time as the even se- quence of his words move over their carefully chosen path. The Protectionist and the Free Trader were at swords drawn for several years in England and the fis- cal question affrighted the air from one end of tile country to the other. And Asquith well equipped by Iris ardent love of reading was ready to answer argument l)y argument against the Protectionist whose ap- peal was often made weak and lame by dodging facts anti taking refuge in vague and misty sentimentalism, which may be lulling for the time being, but which can hardly face the stern economic facts npolt which au Empire essentially rests. Asquith did valiant work and the Free Trader of today owes Inuch to him for making clear a question which had tended to be more academic than practical aud to trauslate it in- to simple terms nnobscured by the verbiage of the schools. That this question has heen relegated to the backgrouind of English political life wbere'it promises to slumber for the soul, and here is a Dr. Me- tending practically over the week, ; ning flashes in the night. Cahnly and and complete in every detail and dis- Dougal of Haverhill who cries out there will be a series of events, both methodically he" unfolds the reasons that the soul weighs a little over an public and private, that will focus which made him take the great step." play the severe refinement and good taste that so marked the character of ounce, the eyes Of the country on Wasfiing- A keen student all his life, his de- the noble women. What with psychists who see ton and Baltimore. sire to solve the great prohlems of the things, and laboratorists who weigh On account of the meeting .of the Church increased as he grew older. A.M.J. and measure, science is being put to trustees of the University at the time There were some difficulties which ap- ENGLISH NON- it mighty hard--if one were to be- named it was decided to lay the cor- peared insoluble; to refer them to CATHOLIC MISSIONS. lieve the. popular press. One signifi- nerstone of the new Cardinal Gib- useless; he was requested not to ar- cant thing in all these "inventions" bons Memorial Hall at the Catholic gate, and that was all the satisfaction is that tile really scientitic journals University on that day or on the day he had. Those of the clergy who A New Departure in England, Father do not notice the fakes or pass them succeeding, October 13. were too much given to arguing and Bernard Vaughan Baits the Big- over in ridicule. Another strange A Pontifical Mass will be cele- given to heresy would he dispatched ors and Wilts Good Will of tiring is that those very so-called brated in the Baltimore Cathedral on to some lonely laarish for removed Listeners. hard-headed fellows who would re- Sunday, October I5, by the Cardinal. from the city. And so this priest, Missions for non-Catholics, which ject every sensible' doctrine regard- His Eminence will be surrounded by after perusing the" works of the have been given in this country for ing the nature aud life of the soul l)arts of the United States, Canada Fathers and reading all the great several years, are just being intro- grasp at every freak theory with the Archl)ishops and Bisholas from al! theologians, gradually, as he says, duced into England. Father Herbert avidity of a lish that follows the bait. and Mexico. Hundreds of the pronfi- saw his intellectual horizon broaden Vaughau (a nephew of the late Car- It matters not that these thories nent priests of tiffs country will also and the difficulties of the Schismatic dinal Vaughan and of Father Ber- rise up today and are forgotten to- be invited to attetad. His Excellency Church increased until he was finally nard Vaug)aan, S. J.) returned a few morrow: their successors are as wel- the Apostolic Delegate will I)e pres- compelled to acknowledge the truth months ago to England, after taking come as their deceased predecessors ent. The jubilee srmou will be of the teachings of the Church of a course in the Apostolic Missionary and are received with open arms. 1)reached by Most Rev. James H. 'College in Washington, studying The soul itself is a simple, imma- Blaenk, D. D., Archbislml) of New ' He made the step in spite of all the American methods. Accompanied lay terial substance, having no quality Orleans. trials that it implied, and is dis- Father Bernard Vaughan and Father perceptible to the senses. It lives On the afternoou of Mouday, Oc- playing that heroism which only faith Norgate, he opeued a mission recent- after death precisely because it con- tober 16, the Catholics of Baltimore in Jesus Christ can give. ly at Haverhill, in East Anglia, a tains no "mater" subject to destruc- and vicinity will participate in a mon- A.C. stronghold of Protestantism. tion. That there are changes in ster parade in honor of the Cardinal.. Bigots Play on Prejudice. weight in the body through death is Tlmrsday, October t6, will be chil- Mrs. Mary Baldwin of 2.424 Louis- The little town of Haverhill had possible enough; in fact, the dying dren's day. What ceremonies will be tana street is ill at St. Viucent. been worked up to a pitch of intetase body is always losing in weight, not held on this day has not been de- excitement because Catholic mission- few years. Whatever the truth may be, much conmmnt passed last year in England against the doings of the Liberal Government, and 1)lame was laid at its doors for what might ap- pear superficially, for their having hastefied the death of King Edward. This British statesman has a nota- ble record, and his aclfievemeuts in the past are apt to be too easily glossed over in the present acerbity of party lmlilics caused I)y the dras- tic legislation which he has introduc- ed and which has not only I)ecome more liberal but more radical at cacl, stage of his premierslfip. Asquith's political career dates froth I896; re served on the Eccles- tical Commission and became Home Secretary in the Gladstone admiuis- tration of 1892-1895. His skill as a debater, and the pertinacity of his eta- ergy soon m:de him a picked figure in the House of Conlnlons, and in ,893 when the London cabmen went on strike it was Asquith whose pa- cific counsels and w:se handling of a difficult question brought peace with honor t() both sides. In I895 he be- came Chancellor of te Exchequer, and from that position after the death of Sir Henry Cambell-Banner- man he soon became Prime Minister. It was in I9o6 tbat the penduluin :swung back with an immense bal- ance of power to the liberal party, and there was no doubt that he would be their leader; this position he has held with a quiet determina- tion and force and a success which friend or foe are bound to admit. Asquith has but few of those attri- butes which go to make up the pop- ular man. The magnetism of Glad- stone or teh charm of Lord Rose- bery are not his, nor the kinship of the Royal and Ancient game which many years to come is due, little to .the energy and ability which Asquith gave to the task and it was one after his own heart. Its system of pure economic logic was preemi- uently to his liking, titting as it did into a type of mind that turned to simplicity in form and structure avoiding all those things which might confuse and distract. Last year Ire earned the graditude of those who realized the crude in- tolerance of the Corouation oath, and lfis firnt and dignitied stand against a pecnliar narrow type of bigotry seldom found in this country, won from all thoughtful men ap- plause and al)l)reciation that those shameful words had at last heen not a because the soul is vanishing, but tided, but a meeting will be called in because of the constant loss in ener- l,e near future to make tinal arratage- gy, iu moisture and in gas. It mcnts on tills score.--Standard and needs tiros no reference to the Times. weight of the soul to account for the loss of weight at death. Moreover, RUSSIAN CONVERTS. in the matter of l)hotographing the Catholocisnt is spreading in Russia, vaporous substance which some and, although zealous adherents of chdm to be exuded from the body at national heritage will scarcely admit death, everyone knows thftt ther are many chemical elements which are released by the advance of de- conlpositioin, and these chemical lflaosplloresceut glows are percepti- ble from any decomposing flesh, ani- mal as well as human. The effort to he Russian Chnrch in its aspect of this, there is no better proof of the fact than that of late Russian journals arc de;,;oting many cohnns to the dtscussion of Catholic affairs in the land of tbe Czar. They are not at n'c-:ent concerned so tnutdl with the lix any such 1)laosphorescent glows doings of tire Polish priests, who are as the sottl, is. thns far fetched ant ever under the accusation of inciting uncalled for, and can be explained heir flocks to disloyalty and of car- Mrs. T. W. Newtou and daughter, ers were daring to invade the little Miss Cassie, will leave shortly for a preserve of Nonconformity in East visit to Chicago and the Great Lakes, Anglia. Not only had mauy indigna- tton meetings been held by the anti- Carroll \\;Valker, who has been ill popery agitators, but a body of Ken- with typhoid fever, left this week for sitites had paraded the town and had " visit to Eureka Springs. declaimed against the iniquity of giv- Harding Keller, who recently grad- uated from the Little Rock College with such lfigh ltonors, is taking a three weeks' vacation. Alex Rogosld, Jr., is sl)ending his vacation at Colorado Springs. ing a hearing to Pol)ish priests, who had in their company a sort of arch- liend in the person of Father Bernard Vaughan, a Jesuit, "perhal)s the most dangerous man in the Empire today." St) fully had the townsfolk realized the danger to which they were being cxpo.-.ed 1)y the advent of real Catho- lic priests that they did not think it safe to allow their town hall to 1)e Misses Elizabeth and Minnie Hei- rented by thent. It might be racked l.ach and Miss Agnes Maloney have aud ruined. Iqence the Fathers lfired delctcd. At present Ire is still master of the big battalions and they are inclined to lead to the dictatorial spirit when ivictories are too easily or too qnick- ly won. The Conservative party is not at unity with itself and ()fret's oo forntidable resistance, for not only is tts uunll)ers small hut it"is stricken with the blight of faction and clique. Nor does the near future hold nmch promise of a new era when they can once again become united, strong and effective. Large majorities at the beck and call of an administration are apt to lead to extreme radical- ism or retrogression as the case may be, and it is safe to count on their abuse sooner or later. The more equitable the balance between the two parties the better the chance for evolving a tempered and astute legis- lation for there is then a leverage to hold in check that style of ambition which feeds upon itself and grows careless, if not reckless by the con- stant repetition of easily earned vic- only as a desire to destroy the relig- rying on a "Polanizing" campaign, ions belief in tire sonl's spirituality mt deal to a great extent with actual her Springs. aud immortality. God has, however "Russian Catholocism." Apparently so completely bound t!p the soul in here is not very much ill its spiritual nature that every at- feeling against those Russians who te,npt to peer sacrilegiously behind have found thenasetves in consciencc the veil will meet with its own dis- boud to seek reunion with the ',Vest, comfiture --The Pilot. but now and again there are ()pen or covern warnings that Jesuit inflnence CARDINAL GIBBONS IN SEV- is becolniug daugerous. ENTY-EIGHTH YEAR Onc journal, after printing a brief account of the personal experience Venerable Prelate, Young in Spirit, of Jesuits by a Russian priest con- Spends Birthday Quietly With Friends. Cardinal Gibl)ons was seventy-sev- en years old last Sunday, July 23. The venerable Prince of the Church spent the anniversary quietly at the beautiful country home of T. Her- bert Shriver, near Westminster, Md., verted to the Church, adds: "Tiffs favoral)le statement al)out the Jesnits made by a l.olnan Catholic priest, testilies but too evidently as to the ,ut'ce of Catholocism in Russia." No doubts are expressed, however, as to the sincerity of the writer, and the following extracts from Iris ac- celebrating Mass in the private chap- cotmt ntay prove instructive: "Much el arranged for his use in the Shriver is said about the Jesuits," he writes, home and later enjoying an automo- "yet what do we really kuow of them? bile ride. A notion is current about these true "To see the 'Cardinal stepping disciples of Christ as of some diaboli- along the streets of Baltimore with cal type. There does not exist a returned from a pleasant visit at He- the Corn Exchange. Sister Gertrude aud Sister Aloy- sious, of Monnt St. Mary's College, Pulaski Heights, have returned frml St. Louis, where they have been tak- ing a course in advanced art. Mr. l?-d O'Brien of the Arkansas l'rinting and Lithogral)hing Coral)any Proceedings started with a hylnu, whe!a Father H. Vaughan announced the method of procedure for the week. .1"hen Father Norgate gave :amples of questions and answers typical of the question box. After an- otl'.er hymn Father B. Vaughan spoke on mau's mission and destiny. Father Vaughan Retorts. hr opening the proceedings Father Bernard Vauglmn took the enen{y in is spending several weeks in the flauk 1)y declaring that he could not North. adequately express his thanks to the people of Haverhill, and more espec- Mr. Roth, of the firm of Healey & ially to the town hall authorities, for' Roth, who has been ill for the past l'aving perhaps unwillingly so splen- four weeks, is reported to be improv- didly advertised their coming and ar- rival. He quite understood their re- ing. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Harrington have gone North to spend several weeks. fusal to let their hall to a body of men whom they regarded not only as blas- lahemous, but as evil-doers and mur- derers. If it had been his misfortune to share their ignorance and prejudice --in a word, if he could be as utterly Mr. M. A. Lally has returned from un-English as some of lfiscountrymen a business trip to the East. (Continued on 0all 7) ,i; ia:: i; t