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NOTRE- DAME, INDIANA, April 28, 1917.
BY BROTHER GILBERT, ’19.
’"pHE liills roll back to hide their eyes,
The snow-clad mountains droop away,
The dread seas kiss the blood-red skies, ,
And man bemoans his judgment day.
Beside the royal throne, behold
A bride assumes the reign of Heaven;
Her mantles sheltered and consoled
The saints. Her mantles number seven.
Beautiful, stately, she withstood
The demon in an earthly fight;
Clothed in her mantles and her hood
Now more than morning she is bright.
To those upon His left Christ turned.
One look, — they swiftly fled away; -
Rightward his eyes of longing burned
And He found mighty words to say:
'Arise, make haste, my spouse, my lov^.
For time at last brooks no delay;
The Winter’s past, my love, my dove,
This is our final nuptial day.”
The Hope of Universal Peace.*
BY JOHN PATRICK' RYAN, ’20.
k HE priceless heritage of the past is the
lesson it teaches the present. The
great evils of history have met their
severest reverses almost at the moment
when their power seemed supreme. To the
scoffer at universal peace, the present, with its
world war, the most terrible' in history, affords
a wealth of plausible argument; to the historian
and the advocate of peace, however, it furnishes
the unmistakable sign' of the past which fore-
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shadows the doom of this great evil which has
murdered uncounted generations of mankind:
For centuries all disputes between nations
have been settled on the field of battle. Bloody
wars with all their wickedness, waste and horror
have increased. Yet, we may believe that- in
the midst of all this bloodshed, a spark of hope,
for some better method of settlement remains
alive. Today, undaunted by the" mocking
spectacle of a world war, and taking courage
from the very lesson of it, we fondly hope and
believe that the day has been hastened when
difficulties between nations will be settled, not
by the instruments of war but by the instru-
ments of peace. . ’ h %
There can be no longer any doubt, ladies
and gentlemen, of the desirability of peace or
of the futility of the craze for maintaining the.
big armaments that have been sapping the
strength and exhausting the energy of -the- world-
powers. Already the statesmen of -the world
are beginning to realize what the folly of their
mad race has brought them, and are longing,
for the day when some influential nation will be
bold enough to take a definite "step toward the
peace they all desire. •
Now the question naturally suggests itself:
Is this peace which is so desirable at all prac-
ticable? Can we ever hope with any degree of
assurance that there will come a time when all
‘the disputes that may arise between nations;
will be settled by peaceful means? Will there
ever be .-a time when the appeal to arbitration
will invariably supplant the challenge of war?
The first consideration which would justify;
us' in saying that this 'method of deciding
international disputes is bound to come is the
constant, steady growth during, the past century
of the desire for: the peaceful settlement of
international difficulties. A glance at the
history of the past century shows that an
extraordinary number of disagreements between
the world powers have been settled by peaceful
* Oration delivered by Mr. Ryan as representative
of Notre Dame in the State Peace 'Oratorical Contest;
at Franklin, Indiana, Friday evening/ April 20, . 1917 .
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means '* As decade succeeded decade in recent
times, we find the number of these amicable
adjustments increasing. During the last cen-
tury not fewer than three hundred contro-
versies between the civilized nations of the
world have been settled by arbitration.
There is but one conclusion we can draw
from this — the conclusion that the constant
recourse to arbitration shows that the tendency
of the world is toward 'peace. Since so many
and such important questions have been settled
to the satisfaction of all countries involved,
why, therefore, cannot nations be gradually
brought to submit all disputes to .arbitration
and be- induced to abide by the decision of the
court established for that purpose?
It is understood that it will take longer to
abolish duels between nations than it did to
abolish duels between individuals; but he is blind
who cannot see that, in spite of all contrary
appearances, the international duel is bound
to go. For if individuals can settle their dif-
ferences by the decision of a judge, why cannot
nations do the same? The same reasons that
operated to do away with the one, will suffice
sooner or later to do away with the other.. Just
as individuals in a civil community where law r s
are established and enforced do not dream of
settling disputes by fighting, so, with the
establishment of international law, nations can
be brought to settle their differences in the same
peaceful and reasonable way. In the words
of Sir Edward Grey: “There is only one thing
which will really affect the naval and military
expenditures of the, world on the wholesale
scale on which they must be affected if there
is to be a real and sure relief. You will not get
it until nations do what individuals have done —
come to regard an appeal to law as the natural
course for nations instead of an appeal to force.”
The chance that, nations have to be fairly
treated will make them more ready to submit.
According to present plans, the international
court is to be composed of representatives from
ever)'- nation on the globe — it is to be the Parlia-
ment of the World. Can we imagine. a body,
more eminently qualified to give a fair and
unbiassed decision on a point that directly
concerns only a few of its members? No, my
friends, there is absolutely no reason why this
state of -affairs, however slow the progress
toward it may be, should not be ultimately
attained. - V . \ . - / . - . ..
It is true that the elimination of war would
mean ' a great change in society, but thes e
changes have taken place time and time again.
Other equally great reforms have been effected
and still others can and will be effected in tlie
course of time. _ Is it not true that wars have
been decreasing in number? War has come to
be the exception whereas it used to be the
normal state. Historians' tell us of a thirty
years war and a hundred years Avar, but it is
almost i mp ossi ble’for ,us e\ r en to imagine the
state of society that would-promote such fight-
ing. We are told how the “War of the Roses”
began in England almost in the Avake of the
“Hundred Years War” and hoAV the “Cods”
and “Hooks” in Holland deA*oured one another
for a century and a half. But at the present
time, Avars decrease Avith every succeeding
generation, and if it were not for the great
profits reaped by the corporations that furnish
the supplies of Avar, it Avould not be long before
they Avould cease entirely.
MoreoA'er, individual Avar has been abolished
altogether. In olden times, the nobles used to
declare Avar against each other and summon
all their kinsmen to help wage it. and so numerous
Avere these combats that the very- existence of
society seemed threatened. But this is no
longer tolerated. The day came AA r hen the needs
of an adA'ancing race required that this practice
should be reformed. In like manner should
the Avars of nations be abolished. To quote
from John'Fiske: “Warfare, once regarded as
the only fitting occupation for AA r ell-bred men,
has come to be regarded, not only as an in-
tolerable nuisance but eA'en as a criminal
business.” This goes to. shoAA r , my friends, that
the tendency is more and more toAvard peace. .
Morality and conservation are the Avateh-
AA'ords of our time. We are beginning to see
that Avar is irrational. EA r eryone avIio knoAvs
of the acthdties of the Hague Court Avill agree
that the settlements that haA'e been made there
of A*ery important differences are> far more
satisfactory in eA'ery way than could be effected
by any resort to arms v -
.The only question that remains, and it is a
question that the future alone can solve, is the
point at which the ancient custom of war uoav
infesting the countries of Europe, Avill finally
be done - away Avith; . Avhether from within or
Avithout, Avhether . from its OAvn Aveakness or
by the reasonableness of an advancing nation.
That;is a problem still unsolved, but it is not
impossible that some people now Irving may
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witness its solution. In the words of Victor
Hugo: “A day will come when a cannon ball
will be exhibited in the public museums just
as an instrument of torture is now, and people
will be amazed that such a thing could ever
have been., A day will come when those two
immense groups^ the United States of America
and the United States of Europe will be seen
extending .the hand of permanent fellowship
across the ocean, exchanging their produce,
their industries, their arts, their genius, clearing
the earth, peopling the desert, improving-
creation under the eye of the Creator.”
And after all, we have overestimated the
significance of the valor of the soldier. The
highest triumphs are those won with peace,
those which compel the resources of intelligence
to serve the cause of humanity.
I once listened to a civil war veteran tell the
„ story of a dying comrade on the battlefield of
Bull Run. This soldier was cheerful enough
as he lay on the hard, cold ground waiting for
death to claim him because he loved his country .
and was willing to die for it. But grief and
anguish filled his heart when he thought of his
poor wife and the four small children he was
leaving behind him without any means of
support No doubt he had a vision of how,
• some years later, the poor widow should die
of a broken heart and the four unkempt,
mentally untrained little ones would be left
alone in the world. His grave has a large stone
marker in one of the national cemeteries and
on each Decoration Day a new flag is placed
upon it. But the body of his poor widow found
rest in some obscure corner of a country grave-
yard, and it is not very likely that a flag or .
any other decoration marks her grave. Yet I
. truly believe that the heroism of that woman,
who struggled and toiled with the great problems
of the world in am endeavor to rear her four boys,
for whom, she was finally a sacrifice, was far
greater than that of her husband who died, on
the field of battle.
Nearly 400,000 bodies are gathered into the
national cemeteries of this country, fully one-
half of them occupying unnamed graves. •' The .
soldier, has a tombstone, with his name on it
at the head of his grave, but his wife, who fought
higher and nobler battles, is no longer remem-,
bered. And there were, and are, thousands of
such women who endured that , awful suffering.
Some' may regret tile, great waste of the
■ material resources of the world in time of war,
but most of us lament the terrible loss of human
lives. Let us cry aloud to the crowned heads
of Europe and to the Republics of the world
To put an end to the horrible slaughter. Let us.
forever keep in mind the beatitudes: “Blessed
are the meek for they shall possess the land.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall
be called the children of God.” Let us pray
that the day of universal peace is near. The
triumph of Christianity should make it so.
It is helped along by every sacrifice of self and
every martyrdom to the cause of truth. Let
us be armed with righteousness and there will
be no need of guns and swords. ■
In Western France along that shell-swept
front, where two immense armies, for months
iii a frightful deadlock, struggled to break each
other’s lines, is a desolate, ruined area where
before the war there was peace and plenty and
happiness. In the very storm center of this
spot, surrounded with the battered and crushed
ruins of a church near-by and in the midst, of
tombstones shattered and graves blown open
in the little churchyard, stands a lone, life-
size figure of the Crucified, unscathed by the
fury of shell and fire that has swept all else
away and left nothing but sheer desolation.
What a weird contrast, this figure of peace
and the terrible destruction of war, — and yet,
what a hopeful vision does this lone figure of \
the Prince of Peace, surviving all the devastation
of war, suggest to the friends of peace. May we
not hope that the day is not far distant when
Universal Peace, like that lone figure of the
Peacemaker, will rise out of the ruin and deso-
lation -wrought by war to rule the lives of men
in peace? *
Angel, who soothes the hurts of goading cares.
Hover on magic ivings about my head,' ’
Nor bring me rest alone, but swift instead
• Transport me far away from earth's affairs.
The king would give his crown to have the shares
Yotl deal the shepherd, who, when day is dead,
" Has dreams of being to some princess wed -
.After pilgrimage and jousts for her he dares.
The lover loves you for the dreams you bring;
The visions of the future and the past
That make the ancient young, and make youth age.
The poet’s praise is yours for songs you sing, .
And waking, into verse. the play is cast A
You set for him upon the dreamland stage.
jj U. R., ’17. A
THE NOTRE DA
When Grandpa Was not Himself.
‘‘Bring out her chair, Lloyd, and .we’ll set
’round on the shady side o’ the house. Can’t
stand settin’ indoors on a day like this. Lee,
son, git that thar pam-leaf fan out from under
the chist for Grandpa, an’ tell the women folks
to come out when- they gits the dishes cleaned
“All right, Granpda?” shouted Lee as he
bounded away on his mission. It was an
unusually quiet Sunday afternoon at Uncle
’Lias Mattingly'’ s little home away* back in the
wilds of the penny*-royal district of Central
Kentucky 1 '. Uncle ’Lias, as he is called by
everybody' down there, is a Civil War veteran
of the Rebel persuasion and a patriarch in the
county'- in which he lives. The family 7 tree of
which he is the root numbers multitudinous
twigs and buds. He boasts thirteen children,
sixty-five grand-children, twenty-one great-
grand-children, and anticipates the arrival of
the great-greats in a short time. Every* Sundays
afternoon the tribe gathers from all corners of
the county to spend a little while with the old
folks and get all the family’- news. They 7 ' come
walking across the fields, riding in the old-time
spring-wagons, on horseback, and most every 7
way except the modern way 7 . It looks for all
the world like a county fair when they 7 get,
together. Grandpa has a big, powerful voice,
and he can talk to all of them while they 7 are
there and most of the way home.
On this particular Sunday 7 , however, it hap-
pened that there wasn’t anyone there but our
family. The rest of them liad gone to Uncle
Charlie’s for Lutie’s weddin’ dinner. We had
to go to Grandpap’s to see about “thrashin’ on
the shares — him and Pap.” This was soon
settled, ’cause Grandpap didn’t get excited as
he usually 7 does about thrashin’ time. He spent
most of the time talkin’ to Lee and a-pettin’
’him. You know Lee . is my 7 brother, what
Grandpap named 'after the general that, he
served under- in the war. I was namej for
General Jackson, but Grandpap says I ain’t
the boy that Lee is. Just- the same I hoe corn
from daylight to dark till my back is nearly 7
broke in two all the week just so I kin go to
Grandpap’s : house on Sunday 7 . He’s such a
jolly old fellow, and I alius have so much, fun
with him that I forgit .all about the hard work
I’ve done, but this day he was, kind o’ quiet
and . sad 'like. We had been talkin’ . about the
war at the dinner table and it seemed to / sort
. o’ hurt him. He was tellin’ us, as he does now
and then, that when he was thirteen y 7 ears old
and the y 7 oungest of the family he kissed his
old Mammy 7 good-bye an’ went off to Virginie
to jine General Lee’s army 7 as a drummer boy.
The general must have liked him, ’cause Grand-
pa is alius tellin’ about how'' he used to find
extra hard-tack in his knapsack when he
thought there was no more, and how some nights
he’d go to sleep on the ground an’ wake up the
next mornin’ on the General’s own cot. Grand-
pa has a story 7 book about the general, an’
v Lee has to read some of it to him every Sunday 7 .
As- Grandpap ’Lias went off to the war instead
of goin’ to school he never learned how to read
for, himself, you know. -
Lee was just finishin’ a chapter today 7 on the
death of General Lee, and Grandpap fell to
thinkin’ hard. Grandma Jane an’ all of us were
quiet for a long time till Pap broke the silence
by 7 askin’ Grandpap if he thought we was
goin’ to have war agin. About that time I was
feelin’ disgusted an’ thinkin’ that the hard
hoein’ I had been doin’ all the week was not
very well paid; for if they 7 was goin’ to talk
serious like that all the time. Grandpap ’Lias
didn’t answer very 7 quick, so Pap asked agin if
we was goin’ to have war. '
Then Grandpap answered slow an’ sad, so
different from the way he alius talks : “I dunno,
Lloyd; I hope not. When I was thirteen I
thought war was fun, but it wasn’t. You
can’t have no idy how bad it is. If you’d been
at Antietam and Gettysburg like I was, you
wouldn’t want any 7 war neither, I tell you.
I don’t know how, but I got out alive. Since
then I’ve had sucha long happy life in peace
with my 7 children all ’round me. Now I’m an
old man. Only the sadness of another war
now could take away from me the joy of a life
that cannot last much longer. I hope not,
Lloyd; I — hope — not!”,
Grandpap’s chin fell on his breast, and he
said nothin’ more. .Grandma put her arm ’round
his neck, and Pap got up and walked off towards
the woods. Tears were stealin’ slowly down
Mammy’s cheek, an’ me an’. Lee went out in
the field, to look for birds’ nests. We didn’t
say a word till Lee was kneelin’ down / by 7 the
spring under the mulberry tree to git a drink,
when he says, “ I don’t like it, when Grandpap
’Lias talks that way.” And says I,
“I don’t neither.” - c. E. M., ’20.
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The Grand Army.*
BY MARION MUIR.
The bugle blows from far, so far, —
Beyond the Continental snows.
Beyond the desert’s burning bar '
That holds the world its summons knows.
The Lord their camping ground hath set, —
Gray heroes of the mighty host;
Whose lips the kiss of Freedom met
When half her sons were slain or lost.
The bugle blows again, more high,
And utmost echoes wake and thrill:
For those who taught men how to die
Come trooping from the Theban hill.
From Marathon and Bannockburn,
From awful Judah’s rocky tombs;
And icy peaks where children- learn
How Tell’s immortal story blooms.
The shades of valor lead the way,
Though Tyre is dead, and Babylon
Among her marshes tots today,
Such souls are clad in morning sun.
Of them the Grecian heart still sings,
"Thou art not dead, Harmodius, No!”
The seed, of martyrs mocks at kings
Whose purple perished long ago.
Wrapt in her mourning cloak. the land
Arising, welcomes joy to be;
Her confidence in His command
Who hushed the waves on Galilee.
Fear not! above the tempest’s power,
. The Living God of Sabaoth reigns;
His breath the secret of their power, .
Wljo break the bondman’s galling chains.
Oh land whose very stones are red.
Wrung from the furnace of despair,
Upon thy breast, like snow, be shed
' ‘ The light of truth, is woman’s prayer.
* These verses may ' he of interest at this time as a
rememb'rance of an old friend of Notre Dame University.
Saint Gregory the Great.
BY FRANCIS BUTLER, T9.
Almost everyone is familiar with the tradi-
tional story told of St. Gregory concerning hij?
meeting with Angle slave-children in the Roman
slave market. The story is so touching, so
eminently typical of the saint, that its inherent
charm is scarcely lessened, however often it is
told. Gregor}', so the story runs, while taking
his accustomed walk, was impressed by the
blue eyes and ruddy beauty of these Northern
slave-children. Ardent and compassionate as
he was, the Pope inquired whence they came.
On being informed that they were Angles,
he exclaimed, “Alas! that the author of dark-
ness should have such fair faces, and that such
beautiful forms should have no inward graces.
“Angles?” he said, “Angels, rather.”
This, quaint story reveals the character of
the man. Out of his heart as water out of a
crystal spring, flowed tender sympathy and
soulful yearning for the universal spread of
Christianity. In him, as in all the great bene-
factors of 'mankind, was the harmonious union
of spiritual and human qualities. How pene-
trating his spiritual and administrative insight
was, may be gathered from his Regula Pastor-
alis, the handbook of every medieval bishop.'
But for his large human qualities we must;
know his everyday life and the circumstances
that shaped his. life-work.
Inheriting from his Roman parents patrician
wealth and position at a time when the Im-
perial City was being stripped of its grandeur,
the saint’s earliest outlook on human concerns
must have been many-colored. The Lombard’
\ fiercer than Hun or V andal, built his campfires"
beneath the very walls of Rome; valiant
legions from the Empire bn the Bosphorus made
incessant warfare that the living ideals of Christ
might live and triumph over the fatalism of
Persian and Turk. The Occident warred against
the Orient, and their armies clashed - and were
locked in perpetual conflict. In the West,
above and around Rome, the very earth
trembled beneath the marchings of barbaric
warriors. Greed, lust, pillage, bloodshed, were
the great sins of the time. Those warriors
were wild, revengeful men who recognized no
spiritual voice -in the whole world. Amid such
this young Roman grew to manhood.- He became
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a Benedictine monk and in due time abbot of
his inoriastery. People promptly recognized
in him a man as exceptional as he was humble.
On the death of Pope Pelagius II. in 590,-
Gregory was elected to the papal throne. Such
in brief are the main facts of his early life.
The events and circumstances that are to
follow will give definiteness to our view of
- the saint, especially as regards his human
Now that he was Pope and head of Christ-
endom, Gregor}’- affixed to his multitudinous
correspondence the sincere and humble title,
serous servornm Dei. This title, borne b}'- all
subsequent popes, bespeaks his idea of Jiis
office and genuine feeling of responsibility. '
For, whether advising the Emperor Maurice
or admonishing some bishop vin turbulent
Gaul, he was always the servant of the servants
It is in his letters, however, that we are to
get the most intimate acquaintance with the
man. Nearly a thousand in number, most of
which fortunately have been preserved for us,,
they are written to every kind and class of
persons, and deal with problems as intricate
as any we have today. The whole Christian
Avorld felt their influence and guidance. And
even today, when compared with the classic
letters of Leo XIII., 'Bismarck, and Gladstone,
they retain their quickening freshness and
•practical worth. Above all, they are intensely
human as is evidenced by the following' quo-
tations, which we take as most illustrative of
Writing to Virgilius, Bishop of Arles in Gaul,.
* in order to correct an abuse, he says, “If men
in building are careful to have the walls properly
dried, before they put weight upon them,,
and sap out of the wood before they fix .it in
its place,- why should we have unprepared men
in the Church.” > Here his -Roman ideas of order
and standard- of efficiency are given forceful
expression. . <
Concerning the preachers of revealed truth,
he insists that they “ought to think more of
. what they have- to say than of the manner in
which they may set forth the saving truths
they have to ihstiPinto the minds- and hearts
of their hearers/’ And to re-enforce this
reminder, he adds, “The more the -tree runs
to leaves, the less the fruit it bears:” He was
dealing with all sorts of men, educated and
uneducated, Roman and barbarian, and he
would not be misunderstood.
Sometimes bishops became either self-
centered or refractory. And Gregory’s attitude
toward all such is summed up in a letter to a
bishop who had long exhausted his patience.
“I am prepared to suffer death rather than
allow the Church of Blessed Peter to be degraded
in any way in my time. You know my dispo-
sition. I bear for a long time. But when once
I have made up my mind to bear no longer.
I cheerfully face every difficulty.” There is
evidence here of rock-like firmness and towering
fortitude; and it is not at all surprising, then,
that during Gregory’s pontificate, the Papacy
acquired ■ that command over the youthful
nations -of the. West Avhich Avas to be exercised
Avitli so much good consequent by the great
Despite all the momentous duties of office
that croAA r ded his days, he found time for
many and great charities. On becoming a
monk he. gaA*e to the poor of Rome all his
Avealth and possessions. As pope his charities
Avere as munificent as the eA^er- diminishing
treasury of the Church would permit. And
yet, they A\ r ere many and mightily ' directed.
To the Empress, in behalf of the peasants of
Corsica Avho Avere oppressed beneath the iron
rule of the Lombard, he pleads for help. The
Corsicans in order to pay an enormous tribute
Avere obliged to sell- their children into slaA'ery.
And hoAV intensely the fatherly heart of Gregory
Avas stirred to pity is A'oiced in a letter to the
Empress. “ Hoav could they suffer more cruelly,
at the hands of the barbarians than to be so
oppressed as to be forced to sell their oaaui
Undoubtedly that medieA'al saying, “It is
good to liA-'e under a crozier,” originated on the
patrimonies, of Gregory. His coloni or tenants
Avere to knoAAf their rights and to be furnished
A\ r ith copits of them. To Peter, his oA’-erseer.,
he AA’rites, “You will bring me in a more profit-
able return if you Avill accumulate the reAA r ard
of a good conscience than if you bring back
Nor did he deem it beneath his dignity, Avhen
leisure moments . could be found, to gather
around him Roman boys, rich and poor alike,
and- to teach them the music of the Church.
Surely this happy scene reminds one of another
Avhich has ’been gWen - artistic expression;
Avhere the noble Greek youths 'clustered together
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and followed the “Reading from Homer.”
Gregory often spoke of himself in a lighter
vein, commenting, for example, on his suffering
from the gout; and sometimes in writing to
the Emperor Maurice, he would talk lightly
of his growing corpulency, adding that fat men
are prone to be lazy. But of all men Gregory,
in truth, could give best account of his time.
Humble, sincere of- motive, resolute in purpose
and . action, — these were his more striking
characteristics, in judgment of which, men of
all ages have called him the Great..
Human nature is likely to look upon the saints
as men and women, great indeed, but withdrawn
from the ordinary concerns and anxieties of
human life. But such a notion is not verified
in the great St. Gregory. From our considera-
tion of him, it is clear that while he was busy
with the business of God, he was intensely
human in all his dealings. When physical
courage was the sole virtue among the nations
of the North, he, with only moral forces at his
disposal, never for a moment lost hope or trust
in the ultimate goodness of man. He aroused
the nobler promptings of their pliant natures,
even as St. Monica had moved the heart of
Augustine to repentance. He himself has
written that the true bishop “must lord it,
not over his brethren, but over their vices;”
and St. Gregory the Great was such a bishop.
WILLIAM E. KENNEDY, ’17.
Simon Thornridge stamped into the bare
room of the little cottage, his sixty years con-
cealed under a fine show of spirit; but when he
met the searching look of his wife his acting fell
from him like a mask.
“Well, Simon?” The grey old lady pulled
her shawl tighter across her shoulders.
“It’s no use, Mary, an old man can’t get
“ You tried the new mill? ” She began to knit.
‘ ‘ Every place! — they all told me I couldn’t
do anything; that if I got work I would be
cheating a younger and abler man out of a job.”
He settled into a stiff chair, . the only one
remaining besides the low rocker his wife
occupied, and stared vacantly into the low fire
in the grate. His wife had dropped her knitting
and appeared t ) be sleeping.
A knock on -the door awoke them.
“It’s the land collector,” said Mary. “Let’s
pretend we’re not in.” .
Children-like they waited, hoping against!
detection. The . knocking became insistent. It
finally stopped, and a few seconds later the
collector stood in the room.- v t ;
“Trying to fool me!” he looked like a judge--
reproving two culprits. He was more than stem.
“This is my fifth trip here; if I don’t get a
payment now, I won’t bother you any more.
The next time I come the constable will be
“How can we pay you? . . You see we
haven’t the money.” . .
“I can’t help that. I’ve got to be paid.”
_ When the collector left, the aged couple
were staring helplessly at each other. They
read abjection in each other’s face. '
Simon got up to reach for His pipe,, but he
remembered he had no tobacco. His wife took
up her knitting. . . She was darning mittens
for her husband, but a glance at the yarn supply
could tell one that the mittens would, 'be
unfinished. • '
A neighbor came in.
“I saw the collector leaving a minute ago. I
thought you might need something.”
“There's nothing — ”
‘ ‘ N othing you need — ”
“No, Mrs. Hess, we are well fixed.”
“I just got a load of cord-wood; I can send
Johnny over with a sledful.”
“No; I’m sorry to refuse you, Mrs. Hess,
but we have a supply in that covered box..
We are grateful for your sympathy.”.
“Well, I’d better be going. If you want
anything ]ust send for me. Cold isn’t it?” she
Hiram was’ stirring the dying embers. ■ “You
wouldn’t accept her charity, would you, Mary.” '
“No, we’ve not come to that — we never will—
but it’s hard.”
“All our neighbors would say: ‘There, I
told you so’ — ‘I knew they’d come to sorrow*
some day.’ It would be better to die.” -
“Yes, to die.”
The ticking of the wall-clock was audible.
“Mary, I’m going down to the village.” .
“You’re not strong, Simon; be careful.” • J-
The many people who passed Simon on his .
way to the village all had a greeting for the old
man. Those w r ho stopped long enough, to talk
to him were the recipients of his • confidence.
He told them that he was going on a long
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journey never to return. “'That’s queer,
said one; Simon going away! I would rather
believe that the bridge over there is built of
“Yes,” explained another old neighbor,
‘little chance for him to go.. Where’s his money?
Besides he’s been here all his life and is rooted
in the soil. This village is named after his
ancestors. So he ought to remain to keep up
his family tradition.”
Simon was back to his little cottage in a few
hours. His wife did not look up from her
knitting when he entered. He sank into a
chair for relief.
“Why, Simon, where’s your coat?”
He could not look at her steadily 7 . “Here
I got this instead,” showing a little package.”
“That beats me. I believe you are getting
“No, only wise.”
“ Would you like to quit all this? ” he asked.
“What! leave our home. . . the house our
little Edwin used to play in? See, there’s his
little cap hanging on that nail. And his little
mound in the garden, we would never decorate? ”
“Yes, but we will see him instead.”
“Why do you stare so?” -
Two days later the villagers asked one another
if Simon had left. No one had seen him depart,
so two of the group decided to go to his
, cottage to find out. - ' ,
/.They had to break in the door. On the floor
before a crude altar, on which a Bible lay open
• were the rigid forms of the aged pair. A cap
was clasped by the woman.' A scrawled note was
on the bare table. •
r “There is ho place 4 n life for old age. We
m*e gone on the long journey 7 :
'Simon and Mary Thornridge.”_
The Swallow Dead.
.Ay . Dead at my feet the swallow lies, -
The songster of the higher air;
' ■ • , No more he rises to the sky, -
Y Trilling his morn and even’ prayer.
Y YY Tor God has willed to, take the breath.
Y YYp’Y' WhereAvith this .happy bird did sing,
- - Stilling-its; melody, in death
-w . t Y;. > While the. spring heavens with music ring.
Y;Yvy%. 'ICy'i '■ y .• -.y;:- yy- r. d:f.
At the Little House on the Corner.
> v A
There was mourning in the Httle house on the
corner. A bit of black crepe on the front door
told the story*. A little woman had died that
night, leaving behind her a husband and four
ymung children. Grief, which comes sooner or
later to every home, had called at that little
house late in the evening and had stayed all
When the ray*s of the rising sun shone through
the window making everything bright, there
seemed to be joy 7 in the air. But the big man’s
heart in that little home was heavy. The dead
wife and mother as she lay in the casket in the
middle of the room seemed glad . in the peace
of death. The face was still y*oung, bearing
testimony of a life that had been lived in good-
ness and sweetness.
In the small yard behind the house the four
children were playing as usual, unconscious
of their great loss. Little mounds of sand and
a tiny wheelbarrow made their one happy con-
cern. The fresh morning air rang with their
laughter in completest contrast to the sorrow
that reigned within.
In the parlor alone with the dead sorrowed '
the bereaved husband. A silent manly sorrow
tore his heart, .but he was not disconsolate:
his brawny hands fingered fervently a rosary.
Outside, the world was busy, too busy to
take note of the sorrow that had fallen' upon
the little house on the corner. Delivery wagons
rattled over the roughly paved street; a fisher-
man was : advertising his catch to housewives
of the street, and a gardener in early 7 - from the
country 7- was . calling in lusty 7 voice his fresh
vegetables. - On their way to work men saw the
crepe, but, distracted with cares of their own,
paid. at most but passing heed. .Women saw it
and were only a bit more curious. The postman
in his usual cheery mood passed it by 7- un-
noticed. Half way 7 down the block a newsboy 7
was calling the morning paper - with the account
of yesterday’s battle at -Verdun, an excited
dog rent the air with his yelps, — but in the
little house a sad quiet reigned. - -
, Sorrow abode in. the? httle house on the corner
that morning. The candles sputtered in. their
sockets and the wax ran down as if it too would
grieve.::. The noisy 7 slain of the. kitchen door
broke the quiet,' and; a child in sobs of wounded
feelings sought the. caresses of its mother.
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. Junior Thoughts.
Don’t bark, — bite!
Death is the only sure winner.
What is so rare as a student in May?
Heaven to the unsanctified would be hell.
To know your weakness is half the battle.
Man proposes but woman makes him do it.
Modern motto: Few feathers make fine birds.
Do not fight just to be fighting, but fight to
If you lose, cut the cards and try another
.It is a stiff road up, but once up the going is
Woulcl that Hymen were the idealist that
No rut is so deep that you can’t get out, if
Rest is necessary, but it. should not - be
The value of time is most apparent .to the
Even labor loves a cheerful giver: give it all
Brains and Brawn should be better friends
The future is uncertain: make the most of
the present. .
Words pay no debts, but they cost a great
deal at times.
The demand for good men is always greater
than the supply. -
Make your . mark in the world, and let it be
an indelible one. ,
A pessimist is one who worries about his
funeral expenses. ;
Love in not a few cases is just one “darn”
girl after another.
More harm is done by insinuation than by
' Nicholas knew that it was wiser to resign
than to be deposed.
To retain the respect of man, woman must
first respect herself.
Some men are like , babies: they reach for
everything . in sight. .
Filling a barrel with liquor makes it heavier:
filling a man’s head therewith makes it lighter.
Tell your troubles in the ' courtroom : ThfeT
judge is paid to listen. - . ;Tyv
The true artist paints not so much with?, his
brush as with his soul.
Opportunity is an alarm clock that rouses '
those who' wish to rise.
* \ - .**
Some men are measured for their clothes: all ... -
are measured by them. . - •
Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow — there V
may be a railroad strike.
Men wear clothes to hide their bodies: /
women to display them. ' "
There is a vast difference between knowing-
what to do and doing it.. - '. ' ’
Vice paints a brilliant picture* but the
colors are not guaranteed.
Application is the key to the door of supcess,
but the lock is seldom turned.
i The continual fault-finder is as obnoxious as
the deliberate valetudinarian.
Keep the scabbard bright, if you like, but
do not neglect the blade within.
If you ever slip in the climb to success, you
will get plenty of help downward.
One who merely intends is like the one who -K
forgets: neither does anything. . ~
If patience meant prosperity. Uncle Sam
would be a veritable King Midas. A , V -
Man’s being “born to trouble” is no reason, A-
why he should be always seeking it. - ' . ?
When opportunity knocks do .no more than?
merely whistle “I hear you calling me.”
A poor man can be an ordinary “nut,” but
it takes a rich chap to be a “ doughnut.” -
To be able to take defeat with a smile is a -L ;
sign that you are on the road to success. . . A
. Writing thoughts that are worth while is y-' v
much harder on the brain than on the-pen. - A,
If you’ve tried and lost, but lost well, you ?
have done better than he who has only lost. -- ? ?
To wound others by being clever at : their A r ;.A
expense is a cheap sort of sheer heartlessness. " - A
Men call themselves fools, but . are much y '
chagrined ‘when they are taken at their word. ? .
It is better to remain silent and seem to c be>.?Av;
an ass than to open your mouth and prove the? yr'
fact. ’ A ' >: A '
We preach prudence, but we all want to shake V
hands with the man who has taken a chance : A
and made good.
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Published every Saturday during the School Term at .
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
Terms: $1:50 per Annum. Postpaid
Address: THE. EDITOR, NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
Noire Dame, Indiana
L. APRIL 28, 1917 No. 28.
BOARD OF EDITORS
Howard R. Parker, ’17 Speer Strahan, ’17
Edward J. McOsker, ’17 Harry E. Scott, ’17
Michael J. Early, ’17 John A. Lemmer, ’iS
Stuart H. Carroll, ’17 Charles W. Call, ’r8
DelmarJ. Edmondson, ’ iS Thomas F. Healy, ’19
F. Jennings Vurpillat, ’ iS John Urban Riley, ’17
W. Breen McDonald,’i8 Michael A. Mulcair/17
— "I shall go through ini’- plant next week and if
there is a man there who wants to move on a farm
I’ll let him go even if I have to stop a press.” — State-
ment of President Hardy of the Hardy Printing Co.,
South Bend, Indiana.
On the 6th of April there met in South Bend a
group of farmers of St. Joseph
The Patriot County and the Agricultural
Employer. Committee of the Chamber of
Commerce. Governor Goodrich
had asked that meetings be held in each county
on that date for the purpose of making plans
for conserving the present food supply and for
increasing food production. The farmers who
gathered in the secretary's office were skeptical;
they knew why they could not increase their
product. The business men of the city who form
the agricultural committee thought that they
might aid the farmers. It was brought out in
the meeting that there was a deartlijof farm
labor and that farmers would not sow large
crops because they feared sufficient help would
not be forthcoming to reap them. One farmer
stated that manufacturers in town -were, by
offering large salaries, taking men from farms
where they were* badly needed. It- was at this
time in the meeting that Mr. Hardy .made the
statement quoted above. It is a statement
which reflects credit on its author; it is a state-
ment which, were it the slogan of every employer,
would help solve the economic problem — now
nation-wide— which can be solved only by the
co-operation of those who live in the city with
those of the rur al communities. Let all of the
employers search 'through their .factories; let
them look for the man whose children have
never seen the green fields nor breathed the
pure air of the country. What matters it
after all, if a few less automobiles be manu-
factured every day when that amount of labor
is producing the fundamental weapon of a
warring nation — food?
— President Wilson has issued a personal
appeal to every citizen of this country to do his
patriotic part in this time of trouble and to
help husband “this oppor-
Giving Our Best, tunity to demonstrate the
efficiency of a great democ-
racy.” Upon the unity of our national service
depends the vindication of that efficiency. The
equipment of a navy and the raising of an army
are, as he says, the simplest problems of war.
Upon the co-operation of the many who .will
stay at home, upon their co-operation in backing
and maintaining the fighters at the front,
depends the outcome of the struggle and the
realization of its purpose. And there is no
person among the hundred millions of us who
cannot « help in some way or in many ways, if
he is but willing. Our cause, — being, as wc
believe, an entirely just one — is worthy of the
best that is in us. That cause involves our own
most serious rights, and, perhaps, the security
and peace of many nations. Let us bethink
ourselves at once in what ways we can serve it.
This present duty is a real test of- our American-
ism. To meet that test with anything less than
the best service of which we are capable would
be un-American and treasonous.
— “There are times in history when this
world spins along so leisurely on its destined
course that it-, seems for centuries to be at a
standstill. There are awful
The Time of Trial, times when it rushes along
, at a giddying pace cover-
ing the track of centuries in a year. These are
the times we are living in now.” So said Premier
Lloyd-George recently in his remarkable speech
before the American Luncheon Club in London
in welcoming the entrance of America into the
world war. It is a terse truth which men of
today should ponder. To live in such momen-
tous times as these entails upon most men,
especially thinking men, added responsibilities.
The merits of men as well as of nations are
tested by their ability to respond to emergencies,
and in the crises it is only the people who are
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able to rise to the occasion who can escape
We at Notre Dame have so far been only
silent witnesses of the great events which are
happening throughout the world today, but
in many ways have we been preparing to take
our part in them. The time for actual partic-
ipation has now come. In a few months
we may be widely scattered actors in a drama
which may affect vitally - our whole lives and
those of our children. As students of a Catholic
college our responsibilities will be graver than
those of most men. No matter how small may
be our part, we should in a sense be leaders.
We have learned here what true devotion to
God and fatherland means, and on the battle-
fields of life and death into which we may soon
be thrust we must translate that knowledge
into word and action so that all men may read
what our faith and. our patriotism stand for.
Rev. James P. Heaney.
The University lost a loyal and devoted
friend when the Rev. James P. Heaney passed
away on April 14 in Mend.ota, Illinois, where
for nineteen years he has been the beloved
pastor of St. Mary’s Church. Father Heaney,
always a heroic priest, won world -wide
attention in the memorable Cherry Mine
disaster tvhen at the imminent risk of his life
he descended into the mine to give the. last
sacraments to the men imprisoned there. R.I.P.
< Professor John P. Lauth.
In the death of • Prof essor^ John P. Lauth,
at the Alexian ' Brothers’ Hospital, Chicago,
on April 22,. 1917, Notre Dame has lost another
friend of exceptional worth. The deceased was
seventy-one years . old. Born in Luxemburg,
he came to America at the age of sixteen, a
member of an exceptionally religious family.
His four brothers, only one of whom is now
living, were ordained priests of the Congrega-
tion of Holy Cross, and his two sisters joined
the Holy Cross Sisters at St. Mary’s. After
completing a course of study at Notre Dame
University he established a private school in
Chicago. His exemplary Christian life, combined
with the strictest application to his chosen
work, soon won for him the esteem of . many
not only in Chicago, but in every part of the
country, as a leader in educational and social
circles. In Professor Lauth the Church pos-
sessed a beautiful exponent of Christian ideals
of life, and at the same time a powerful and
tireless promoter of Catholic societies. He was
for some years Chief Ranger of the Order of
Foresters, a prominent member of the German "
Catholic Central-Verein, and was actively con-
nected with several other social and charitable
organizations. The last years of his life were
spent almost entirely in charity work. During
life he avoided publicity as much as possible,
desiring only that his work might be pleasing .
to God, and now, after death, his body has been
interred in the community cemetery at Notre
Dame, removed from the highways of a material-
istic world. By his, splendid example, this
faithful, -God-fearing layman .of such rare
habits of life has accomplished untold good in
the cause of the Church, to which he was so
consistently and ardently devoted. May his
great soul be admitted quickly to the reward
for which he labored -so long and. so .well.
Mr. David Mulholland.
David Mulholland, father of Emmet P.
Mulholland (LL- B., ’t6), and of Clement
Mulholland, a freshman lawyer and a resident
of Corby Hall, died at his home in Fort Dodge,
Iowa, on April 9th after an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Mulholland had been active in real estate
circles for a number of years and was most
favorably known to a large number of friends.
He was >a man of great business capacity and .
a model Christian gentleman. To Clement,
Emmet, and the other members of the bereaved
family we extend our profound sympathy.
Mr. Lawrence Maroney, Sr.
It is with regret that we announce the death of
Mr. Lawrence Maroney, Sr., of Denver, Colo-
rado, .on March 29th. Air. Maroney, the father
of Lawrence, Jr., of Corby Hall, was a promi-
nent banker and lumberman of the western
city. To Lawrence and to the other members
of the sorrow-stricken family the Scholastic
extends sincerest sympathy. R. I. P.
To Mr. Clement Mulholland and Mr. Lawrence
We, the members of the freshman law class, extend
our heartfelt sympathy to you in this time of your
great affliction. Words alone cannot ’ express the full
measure of our sympathy. May our heavenly Father
console you, as only He can, and may His loving arm
be around you in this time of your great sorrow.
(Signed) Walter Miller, president;
Frank Caughlin, vice-pres. Lawrence Morgan, sec.
Richard Leslie, treasurer.
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— Those who anticipate leaving the Univer-
sity, for military training camps, should notify
the Business Manager of the Dome regarding
the address to which their ‘ Dome” should be
— Although the moving of the books from the
old library to the new building is almost com-
pleted, neither place is open at present, and any
urgent reference reading should- be done at the
South Bend library.
— On May 6th the Glee Club will give a
concert at the Murat theatre in Indianapolis.
Daily practice is being held and a strong effort
will be made to improve upon the fine showing
made by the club in that city last year when
they sang before two thousand people.
— The few da}~s of warm weather have brought
forth a large number of tennis enthusiasts, and
the courts . are being quickly put into shape.
Meantime a number of the men have been
working out on the courts in the gymnasium
and are rounding into condition for the contests.
— Arrangements have been completed for
the sophomore cotillion to be held at the Oliver
Hotel on Wednesday, May 2nd. The music
will be furnished by the Rag-Picker’s orchestra
of South Bend. Tickets are now on sale and
can be procured from members of the committee.
— Ground w r as broken last w r eek for the two
wings which are to be added to. St. Joseph’s
Hall. This improvement will enhance greatly
the new quadrangle of which the new library
is to be the center. The St. Joseph’s building
is to " be ready for occupation as a regular .
residence hall in September.
—At the regular bi-weekly meeting of the
Holy Cross Literary Society last Sunday eve-
ning papers of interest were read by Messrs. R.
Switalski, James H. McDonald, Joseph Much-
enthaler and Arthur- Caley, and an enjoyable,
reading .was given by Mr. J. Ray Clancey.
Mr. McDonald’s well-written paper on universal
military service was especially good.
—Vincent Giblin, of Mobile, Alabama, was
elected business manager of' the 1918 Dome:
at the meeting of the junior lawyers last Tuesday.
He has appointed Clifford O’Sullivan and John
Raab as his assistants. .Editor-in-chief Edmond-
son has selected- as assistant editors of the
year book Thomas Kelly, John Lemmer, John
Reuss, Charles Call, and Breen McDonald
— ‘‘Manhattan Madness” presented in Wash-
ington Hall last Saturday night was probably
the cleverest photo-drama seen here for some
time. Douglas Fairbanks featured as the
skeptical Westerner in search of excitement in
New York, and as usual, he gave us more than
one sensation. A Ford Educational Film and a
rollicking Keystone Comed} r added much to
the interest of the evening.
-v — Competing in the tenth contest of the
National Rifle Association, the Notre Dame
team won seventh place with a score of 941,
West Virginia University taking first with a
perfect score of 1000. It is expected that Notre
Dame will be ranked fourth among the teams
comprising class A. The individual scores of
the final match were: Leo Vogel, 190; George
Reinhart, 190; Rodney Cullen, 189; William
Navin, 1S7; Jack Young, 1S5.
— Notre Dame University was . represented
by over six .hundred cadets, a Red Cross corps,
a 'military band, and a squad of chaplains in the
patriotic parade at South Bend last Saturday.
The N. D. contingent led the third division
of the parade, and though half of the student
cadets had just organized into companies a.
few days before they were highly complimented
for their excellent showing. The most interest-
ing company was the one composed of our
athletes, who, notwithstanding their lack of
equipment, compared not unfavorably with the
cadets from Culver. "
— The Cincinnati-Notre Dame debate sched-
uled for Friday evening, April 20th, was
unexpectedly cancelled at the eleventh hour by
the 'Ohio school. The action of the University
of Cincinnati was a keen disappointment to
Notre Dame, especially so, since only the one
inter- collegiate debate had been arranged for
this year. The Notre Dame teams have been
working for months on the question of state-
wide prohibition for Ohio, which was the subject
for debate, -and were confident of their ability
to put up a strong forensic fight. Whether or
not Cincinnati is willing to accept Notre Dame’s
offer of a later date has not as yet been learned.
—Wednesday afternoon w r e w r ere treated to
an interesting talk- by Doctor James J. Walsh
of New York. . Doctor Walsh is an old
friend and we are always glad when he is with
us. This time he essayed to talk on ‘ ‘ Happiness, ’ ’•
and although he maintains that this age' is the
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unhappiest in the history of civilization, his
own happy countenance does not corroborate
very well his contention. Pie drew, however,
some very clever and timely deductions from the
famous book of Sir Thomas More, “Utopia,”
showing that even in the sixteenth century this
interesting statesman anticipated the present
high standard of progress. Doctor Walsh closed
his lecture by calling our attention to the number
of our young national guardsmen who have
spent the last six months on the Mexican border
and intimating that probably many of us would
be spending our vacations in a similar manner.
— Brother Alphonsus will give a talk before
the Mishawaka Bird Club next Tuesday. “Our
Birds of March and April” will be the subject.
Brother Alphonsus is one of the best authorities
on bird life in this section of the country, having
been a close student of 'the winged varieties
in Northern Indiana for the last fifteen years.
At present he is conducting small classes in
ornithology, and each day takes groups of
students with him on his walks to observe and
to study the birds. He is vice-president of the
Audubon Society of Indiana, and will have an
important part in the convention of that body
in Michigan City, May io, it, and 12 of this year.
■ The Senior Dance.
For graceful beauty reigned that night
With twinkling feet and cheeks aflame, -
With eyes where laughed the brightest light —
And all for you, old Notre Dame!
A fairy queen journeyed from mythland
Monday evening, waved her mystic wand in the
Rotary Room of the Oliver Hotel, and lo, there
was wonderland! The seniors who attended
the dinner-dance, will tell you that there was
competition aplenty for the fairy queen, and
our descriptive adjectives fail to marshal
themselves when we attempt to picture this,
the most brilliant affair in the social history of
From twelve states came the sixty-five young
ladies who aided in making the dance such a
success. Illinois and Indiana sent the larger
quotas of beauty, but Pennsylvania, North
Dakota, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan
and Ohio were also represented. When one at-
tempts to describe these fair dancers, adjectives
again become elusive, — the only 1 word seeming
to serve at all being the one most employed by
the seniors, “wonderful.” That ‘the, music
played by Benson’s Orchestra was especially
good is testified by South Benders who lin-
gered in the street in front of the Oliver, bare-
he'aded and in the rain, unable to tear themselves
away from the merry melodies.
The “Cinderella” dance .was a favorite
feature of the entertainment. The men were
sent into the Turkish' room while the ladies
each removed a slipper and placed it in the center
of the floor. Bach man, returning, selected
a slipper, and then sought out his “Cinder-
ella,” who was to be his partner for that par-
At seven o’clock began the eight-course
banquet with music by the Rag-Picker’s
' Orchestra: During the dinner John Riley,
Bernard Voll, Edward McOsker and Emmett
Lenihan staged a syncopated sketch in which
various seniors were gently scolded for past
misdeeds. The dancing began at ten o’clock with
the grand march led by President Royal Boss-
hard and Miss Vera Thompson, of Woodstock,
Illinois. At a late hour the dancers stood at
attention for the “Star Spangled Banner.”
Then three N. D.’s were shouted and the Senior
dance of 1017 became a memory.
The guests from out of town/were the Misses.
Mildred Connor, Wilmington, 111.; Anne Dillon
Connor, Wilmington, 111.; Ann Hathaway,
Ottawa, 111.; Muriel Madigan, Lima, O.;
Martina Smith, Chicago; Marie Dunham, St.
Paul, Minn.; Irene Miller, Fort Wayne, Ind.;
Genevieve White, Niles, Mich. ; Mildred Miller,
Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mary Vogel, McKeesport,
Pa.; Ethel Pritchard, Elgin, 111.; Pauline
Maureaux, San Antonio, Tex.; Sue Hines,
Streator, 111.; Lucile Sullivan, Langdon, N.
Dakota; May Quinlan, Kankakee, 111.; Flora
Butchart, Duluth, Minn.; Florence Mohan,.
Streator, Illinois; Frances -Stanton, Elkhart,
Ind.; Margaret Smith, St. Paul, Minn.; Mar-
garet Doyle, Sparta, Wis.; Ellen Barney,
Elkhart, Ind.; Viola Ellerman, Zanesville, O.;
Helen D’Arcy,. Joliet, 111.; Edna. Stille, Mil-
waukee, Wis.; Loretta Feeney,. Indianapolis, -
Ind.;- Mary Ruth Hurley, Chicago, 111.;.
Mary Fogarty, Michigan City, Ind.;. Vena
Thompson, Woodstock, 111.; Marie Kelley,'
Ottawa, 111. ; ^ Celia McGovern, Chicago; Cas-
sandra Forbes, Niles, Mich. ; Marjorie Bennett,
Niles, Mich.; Nellie Hayes, Chicago; Mary
Phelan, Michigan City, Ind. ; Alma Prickard,
Agnes Prickard, Margaret Edwards, Chicago.
. ... y _ S. h. c.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
— Simon Ereile Twining (Ph. B., ’13), now'of
Princeton, has won the Proctor Fellowship for
the next school year. The value of the fellow-
ship is Si, 000.
— Raymond Stack of Walsh Hall recently
entertained his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Stack, and his sister, Miss Anna Stack, of
— Ensign Ready of the Battleship Minnesota
is a brother of Maurice Ready of Sorin Hall.
The Minnesota is one of the biggest and best
of the Navy’s lighting machines.
— Prof. John M. Cooney, director of the
journalism department, has returned from a
trip to Rentucky, where he gave at various
schools lectures on journalistic subjects.
— Edward P. Clear}’-, a graduate in Letters
(’09) and former professor in the preparatory
school, visited friends at the- University last
Sunday. Ed is now a prominent banker in
— John F. Meagher left Sunday for Gilberts,
Illinois, because of the death of his uncle,
John Meagher, who was formerly a resident
of Chicago. Jack has the sympathy of all his
friends at Notre Dame.
— L. J. and P. V. Swift were called to their
home in Dayton, Ohio, Monday because of the
serious illness of their father, who underwent
recently a serious operation. The sympathy
of the faculty and students and hopes for a
speedy recovery are extended.
— Jasper J. French, student 19 10- 19 14,
renewed old friendships on a visit to the Uni-
versity last week. Jasper hopes to obtain a
commission in the Officers’ Reserve Corps, and
does not regret by any means his four years of
military drill at the University.
— The marriage of Miss Virginia "L. McQuade
of Washington, D. C., to Joseph H. Rirby on
Wednesday, April iSth; is announced. Mr.
and Mrs. Rirby will be at their new home
after May 15th, 346 North Summit Avenue,
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Scholastic
- — A recent issue of the Grand .Rapids ■ Herald
gives an account of the unusual- activities, of
William Hake, 89 years of age, who resides at
246 ' Ransom Avenue, N. E., Grand Rapids.
According to the newspaper story, Mr. Hake
was impatiently waiting for the bay at Highland
Park, Grand Haven, to be cleared of ice in order
that he might be among the first to plunge into
the water. He is wonderfully agile for a man
of his years. He enjoys swimming, goes out
to dances often, and is an excellent card player.
Mr. Hake attributes it all to association with
young people. He is the father of fifteen
children, the grandfather of thirty-seven, and
the great-grandfather of two. Four of Mr.
Hake’s sons received their education at Notre
Dame and he himself is a close friend of the
University. Father Maher remembers him and
his sons well and holds them among his best
— Rupert Mills, erstwhile first sacker extra-
ordinary for Notre Dame, now guardian of the
initial corner for the Denver Club in the W estcrn
League, is doing much to uphold the tradition
that Notre Dame is, among many other things,
a notable nursery of baseball stars. After
“Rupe” had made three hits in a game against
Omaha, the last of which had won the game,
Charles F. Carter, writing in the Denver
Times last Satu'rday, was moved to poetry as
Reb hit one in the ninth, he did, he did!
Reb hit one in the ninth, he did, he did!
He hit one in the ninth, he did!
And safely into first he slid !
And strong men fainted in the stand.
And bellows roared across the land;
They did! You bet they did!
When Butcher, followed -by his pup.
Tripled to right and sewed it up!
Oh, boy! Oh, joy! Some noise!
As Rupert Mills, all choked with poise,
Soaked the next one on the bun, *
And sent across the winning run!
We think this pome is pretty punk;
We’d better cut the bally junk.
Or we’ll, get canned. Oh cruel twist
If Fate should force us to enlist!
The verses which even the author terms “pretty
punk’’ were accompanied by a very good
picture. of his highness, “Rupe.”
The Drake Games.
Last Saturday afternoon at the Drake Games,
in .Des Moines, Iowa, Notre Dame placed first
in the two -mile, relay, and third in both the
half-mile and mile relays.. A Western Inter-
collegiate record , was established in the two-
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
mile when Noonan, McDonough, Ka°per,
and Meehan covered the distance in 7:55 4-5.
The world’s record for the two-mile relay is
held by Yale at 7:53. Captain Miller, Kasper,
McDonough and Meehan in the one - mile
relay were beaten by both Illinois and Missouri.
Northwestern and Missouri finished ahead of
the Notre Dame half-mile team, composed of
King, Starrett, Mulligan and Miller.
Since returning from Des Moines Coach
Rockne on the’ advice of the faculty has for-
feited the honors won at the meet. His letter
to the Drake authorities is as follows :
April 23rd, 1917.
Mr. John L. Griffith,
Dean of,, Men,
Des Moines, Iowa.
My dear Mr. Griffith:
I find on my return to the University that a serious
question has' arisen regarding the eligibility of Mr.
McDonough who ran in the two mile relay race.
McDonough is eligible according to the Conference
Rules. It develops, however, that he was not eligible
according to the rules of the University of Notre
Dame, being at the time of the race under faculty
prohibition. In view of this, there is nothing to be
done except to declare the race forfeited.
I greatly regret this incident, but it seems best to
hold to the University regulations even at the cost of
Very sincerely yours,
K. K. Rockne.
Notre: Dame;, 5; Marshall, 2.
Big George Murphy held Marshall College
hitless until the seventh inning last Tuesday,
and long before that Notre Dame had com-
menced a fusilade of hits which had driven one
pitcher to cover, made a second look very bad,
and gathered in a total of five runs, which was
more than enough to win. A piercing wind
blew across the diamond all afternoon, and its
increasing velocity drove most of the spectators
from the stands before the game was over
and made it very uncomfortable for the
The Notre Dame attack was smashing and
aggressive, but by no means so productive as
would be expected. Fourteen hits, seven
bases on balls, and nine stolen bases ordinarily
net more than five runs. Twelve men' left on
bases indicates that Notre Dame was not
achieving the hits when runners were waiting
to score, but five runs was an elegant sufficiency
since Murphy was mowing down the West
Virginians with such precision.
• Notre Dame scored the first run in the
second inning. It came on Wolf’s single to
right, an error, and a Texas leaguer by Spalding.
In the third round Murphy, Dubois, and Allison
singled in succession, and Murphy scored on the
final clout. Davis replaced Workman in the
box for Marshall in the fourth innin g and a
fast double play saved him from trouble in that
session. Notre Dame batted around in the fifth.
Murphy started the proceedings by a siz zlin g
liner to deep center and he did not hesitate
until he reached second. Keenan waited and
walked. Dubois hit an easy one to short, on
which Keenan was forced at second, but Murphy
scored on it, and Dubois went to second.
Allison’s single sent Dubois to third, and then
“Chief” Meyers drove one between short and
third on which Allison and Dubois counted.
“Chief” made a magnificent slide into second
base on the throw in. The pitcher took care
of Kline’s offering. Ward and Wolf both drew
passes, filling the bases. Spalding grounded
out at first.' Notre Dame threatened often, but
did not score after the bat-fest in the fifth.
Murphy appeared to be suffering from the
cold in the seventh when he became a bit wild.
A hit to center after he had filled the bases
marred slightly what was otherwise a master-
fully pitched game. Except in this one inning
Marshall was helpless before him.
Allison was the hitting star of the game, with
a total of four safe ones, while Dubois con-
nected safely on three trips to the plate. Murphy
is credited with the only extra base hit, which
was a double. Keenan had an off-day with the
bat but he played a fine fielding game, with
three put-outs to his credit, one of which he
made on a short hard hit fly over second base
which he grabbed after a fast run towards the
diamond. Captain Kline shook off 'his “ jinx v
and broke into the hit column with a single.
The game was not started until four o’clock,
and it was time for the third “square” before
the last man was out. The score:
Notre Dame (5)
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Echols, p, 2b
Schols, J., ss
1 1 0 3 0
0 0.0 0 0
Two base hit — Murphy. Double plays — J. Schols-
D. Schols-Dearien ; Davis-D. Schols-Dearien. Stolen
bases — Allison, 3 ; Meyers, 2 ; Kline, 2 ; Murphy, Ward.
Struck out — by Murphy, 3; by Davis, 2. Base on
balls — off Murphy, 4; off Davis, 6; off Workman, 1.
v Left on bases — Notre Dame, 12 ; Marshall, 6. Time —
2:00. Umpire — Schafer. c. w. c.
Old Students’ Hall.
Subscriptions |o April 28, 1917.
The following subscriptions for Old Students' Hall were received
by Warren A. Cartier, Ludington, Michigan, treasurer of the
Samuel T. Murdock, 'S6.
Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, P. T. O’Sullivan, '6S; Right Rev. E. J.
McLaughlin, ’75; M. F. Healy, 'S2; John C. Shea, ’9S; Clement C.
Mitchell. '02; Byron V. Kanaley, ’04; Daniel P. Murphy, ’95 ; John
• P. Lauth, '6S; James D. Callery, ’73.
Robert Sweeny, ’03; C. A. Paquette, '90; Rev. John Dinnen, ’65;
Warren A. Cartier, ’S7; Stephen B. Fleming, ’90; Thomas Iiqban,
'99; Angus D. McDonald, 'oo; William A. Mclnemy, ’or; Joseph
M. Byrne, ’79; Cassius McDonald, ’04; William P. Breen, ’77;
Student from Far West; Rev. I. E. McNamee, ’09;. C. C. Craig, '85;
Frank E. Hering. ’9S; Peter P. McElligott, ’02; James J. Conway,
’85; George Cooke, ’90; John Dowd, '99.
Frank N. Mass, '77.
Fred E. Murphy, ’93; John M. Flannigan, '94; John H. Neeson,
. ’03; ^Joseph B. Nauglxton, '97; Peter Kuntz, ’9S; John H. Fendrich,
’84; John Eggeman, 'oo; A. A. McDonell. 'oo; Eugene A. Delaney,
’99; -R. -A. O'Hara, 'S9; M. P. Hannin. ’93.
W. G. Uffendel, 'ox; John O’Shea, ’11; James F. Kennedy, '94;
Louis C. M. Reed, ’9S; Francis O’Shaughnessy, ’ ’00; Joseph J.
Sullivan, ’02; G. A. Farabaugh, ’04; Robert Anderson, ’S3; Joseph
Lantry, '07; Rev. F. J. VanAntwerp, ’14; L. J. Reach, ’08; Rt.
Rev. Thos. F. Hickey, ’03; Christopher C. Fitzgerald, ’94; F. A.
Kaul, '97; William- Hoynes, ’77; Edwin J. Lynch, ’10; T. D. Mott,
’95; F. Henry Wurzer, 'gS; Paul R. Martin, ’13; Timothy V.
Ansberry, .'93; John M. Quinlan, ’04; Daniel Madden, '06; Fred
J. ' Kasper, ’04; J. S. Corby, ’9S; Thomas Steiner, ’99; John F.
Cushing. ’06;. Francis H. McKeever, ’04; Daniel V. Case3*, '93';
Arthur B. Larkin, '14; Edward Peil, '14.
Rev. Michael Shea, ’04; Ambrose O’Connell '07; William Byrne,
’ 95 ; James L. Tong, ’94; W. A. Draper, ’06; James E. Deery, '09.
: ’ $120.00 t
Maximilian SL George, ’08.-’.
$100.00 • '
Oliver J. Tong,’73; Hermann C.R.Piper. ’11; Rev. Edmund O’Con-
nor, ’94; J. L. Lamprey, ’03; Walter Joyce, ’07; George N. Johnson ,
* 95 ; ' William H. Boland, ’88; William J. Granfield, ’13; M. O.
Bums, '86; Rev. Michael Ryan, '95; William P. Higgins. ’03;
James Frederick Coll, ’89; George J. Hanhauser, '01; ' James P.
v. - . Fogarty, ’00; Rev. John B. McGrath, ’80; John F. Fennessey, ’99;
. ' Cyril J. Curran, ’12; Ernest E. L. Hammer, ’04; Alfred J. Pendleton,
’97; .Edwin Wile,*’74; Francis C. Schwab, ’02 ; Rupert F. Mills, ’14;
William EL McCarty, ’99 ; Edward J. Glynn; '11; Frank P. Crowley,
'09; Thomas B. Curry, ’14;. James A. Curry, ’14; Harry V. Crum-
ley, ’03; .Harry S. Cahill, ’08; Walter V. Heekin, ’05 ;, William
McKenzie, '88; Rev. Bernard P. Murray, Mark M. Foote, ’73;
" .. Patrick J. Houlihan, ’92; E. J. Maurus, '93; Thomas J. Swantz,
’04; H. G. Hogan, ’04; Harold P. Fisher, ’c6; John B. Kanaley,
’09; James F. Hines, ’09; John B. McMahon, '09; Rev. John
" M. Byrne, 'oo; J. H. Gormely, ’03; Thomas O’Neill, ’13; Robert
E. Proctor, ’04; John F. O’Connell, ’13; Frank C. Walker, '09;
- Rev.- Gilbert Jennings, ’08; George O’Brien, ’90; 1 Vitus Jones,
'02; W/A. Duffy. ’08;. -Rev. J. H. Guendling, ’14; -Fied.C. Mc-
- Queen. ’00; Charles J.Stubbs, .’88; Rupert Donovan, : ’08; Rev.
Francis H.rGavisk, ’14; - RL Rev/ Frank*. O’Brien, . ’95; .Frank'*
L. McOsker, ,’72;- Chaxles-E. Ruffing, r ’85;" James F. Foley, ’13;
Rt. Rev. T. C. O’Reilly. '09; Thomas T. Welch, '05; William
E. Cotter, ’13; John C. Tully, ’11; John F. O’Connor, ’72; T. P.
O’Sullivan, ’02; G. M. Kerndt, 'S2; Dr. Frank J. Powers, ’94;
Rev. John Talbot Smith, ’07; Daniel C. Dillon, ’04; Thomas (
C. Butler, ’oS; Edward M. Kennedy, ’oS; John J. Kennedy, ’09;
Peter M. Ragan, ’92; James D. Barry, ’97; Fred L. Steers, ’11;
Walter Clements, '14; Edward J. Carlton, ’16; Leonard M. Carroll,
’16; Luke L. Kelly, ’16; Frank E. Swift, ’16; C. P. Mottz, ’x6;
Samuel Ward Perrott, ’16; Edward C. Ryan, ’16; James Francis
Odern, ’16; Emmett P. Mulholland, ’16; Thomas A. Hayes, ’16;
Frank J. Hiss, ’16; Joseph J. McCaffery, ’16; Walter P. McCourt.
’16; M. J. McEniry, ’Si; Thomas J. Skaughnessy, ’15; James
F. O’Brien, '13; Michael L. Fansler, '04; A. C. Fortin, ’01; Daniel
J. O'Connor, ’05; M. IL Miller, ’10; William D. Jamieson, ’05.
Grover F. Miller, ’16; Thomas A. McLaughlin, '16; Edwin H.
Sommerer, ’16; Joseph O’Sullivan, ’16; Jacob E. Eckel, ’16; Vincent
Mooney, ’16; John T. Shea, ’06; Edward M. Schaack, ’93; Anton
C. Stephan, ’04; Dr. F. B. McCarty, ’07; Harry F. McDonagh, ’10;
Charles W. Lahey, ’13; Adam J. Kasper, ’95; George W. Kasper,
’95; Robert A. Kasper, ’07; Charles Girsch, ’94; Gerald A. Fitz-
bigbon, ’07; John B. Fruechtl, ’04; Hugh J. Daly, ’12; Edward
K. Delana, ’13; Harry Cuitis, ’oS; Charles Cullinan, ’07; Daniel
Cullinan, ’07; «Dr. W. P. Grady, ’99; Edgar Crilly, ’90; George
S. Crilly, 'SS; James V. Cunningham, ’07; M. H. Miller, ’10; Frank
X. Cull, ’08; Jesse E- Vera, ’10: Walter Duncan, ’12; James W.
O'Hara, ’13; Joseph Collins, ’11; Dr. H. G. McCarty, ’12; James
Dubbs, ’06; Raymond E. Skelly, hi; William R. Ryan, ’11;
William A. McKeamey, ’oS; Maurice J. Breen, ’09; Raymond C.
Langan, '93; Charles A. Grossart, ’96; Edward J. Rauch, ’95; Wil-
liam J. Mooney, Jr., ’14; John J. McShane, ’14; Henry A. Wim-
berg, '96; Gerald S. Clements, ’14; John G. Wimberg, ’96: Philip
B. O’Neill, ’02; Elmo A. Funk, ’oS; Rev. J. C. Scullin, ’09; Oscar
A. Fox, ’06; .Dwight Cusick, ’12; Paul F. O’Brien, ’12; C. P.
Somers, ’15; F. W. Durbin, ’13; Arthur W. Ryan, ’13; E. H.
Savord, ’12; Robext L. Fox, ’01;- John McKeefrey, Harry J. Zim-
mer, ’09: Owen Murphy, ’13; Thomas A. Havican, ’09; Jacob W.
Kraus, ’98; James Devlin, ’13; Thomas C. Hughes, ’09; A. W.
Page. ’03; John W. Ely, ’09; John McCague, ’12; Cleveland Alum-
nus, ’12: Joseph P. Shiels, ’00; George Attley, ’10; William W.
O'Brien, ’00; Charles M. Bryan, ’97; Clement XJlatowski, ’11; John
S. Corley, ’02; Joseph A. Martin, ’12; R. Newton McDowell.
** $ 75 -°°
John W. Costello, ’12.
Albert B. Obeist, ’06; Louis P. Chute, ’92; William Fish, '12;
J. Clovis Smith, ’14; Frank B. Cornell, ’00; Rev. John Schopp,
’94; A. J. Major, ’86; Chailes Vaughan, ’14; Stephen H. Herr, ’10;
J. N. Antoine, ’70; Rev. Thomas Cleary, ’09; Fred Stewart, ’12;
Jay Lee, ’12; Albert F. Gusburst, ’09; Edward P. Cleaxy, ’09;
Rev. John J. Burke, ’S3; Rev. M. L. Moriarty, ’10; Rev. John
P. Quinn, ’S3; Simon E. Twining, '13; J. V. Birder, ’13; Cecil
E. Birder,,- '14; M. Emmett Walter, ’15; Ralph Eberhart, ’02;
Rev. John M. Gerenda, ’09; Timothy P. Galvin, ’16; Ray M.
Humphreys, ’16; Hugh E. Carroll, ’16; Jesse C. Harper; Ronald
S. O’Neill, ’14; Louis P. Harl, ’16; Joseph D. Kovacs, ’16; Pat-
rick Maloney, ’16; J. F. Delph, ’16; Hugh O’Donnell, ’16; James
Sanford, ’14; Ira W. Hurley, ’14; Emmett G. Lenihan, ’15; Francis
H. Hayes, ’14; Raymond J. Kelli*, ’16; Ernest P. Lajoie, ’15;
Rev. P. J. Crawley, ’95; Arthur Pino, ’06; William Milroy, ’13;
Dr. Robert Frost, ’02; Eustace Berry, ’03; A Friend from the
South; Daniel Shouvlin, ’14; R. B. McConlogue, ’09; Thomas
J. Jones, ’03; Twomey M. Clifford, '13; Cletus H. Kruyei, ’12;
Dalton B. Shrouds, ’09; D. R. Shouvlin, ’09; P. W. Purcell, ’12;
Carmo F. Dixon, ’09; Joseph P. O’Reilly, ’03; W. B. Helmkamp,
’11; Rev. M. T. Griffin, ’04; Robert E. Daly, '15; Ray J.Dasch-
bach, ’04; M. P. Clinton, Jr., ’oS; Matthew A. Campbell. ’06;
Dr. L. G. Du an. ’04; Dr. Joseph Kearney, ’94; Thomas D. Quigley,
'12; Dx.' John M. Lilly, 'ox; Robert C. Newton, ’Sg; Rev. Wm. D.
Hickey, '14; Martin O'Shaughnessy; Rev. William J. Dames.
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John M. Culligan, ’15; Joseph M. DeLone, ’02; Simeon T.
Flanagan, ’14; W. B. McLain,-’o4; Lawrence Janszen, ’09; Rev.
A. A. Lambing, ’S3; James M. Riddle, ’13; Henry Hess, ’82; Dr.
E. M. McKee, ’06; . Robert B. Gottfredson, ’13; Rev. John H.
Mullin, ’11; I. N. Mitchell, Sr., ’92; Frederick Williams. ’13; Rev.
Joseph Toth, ’11; Joseph M. Walsh, ’14; Max Adler. ’89; John G.
Mott, ’95; Rev. T. O. Maguire, ’09; iPaul J. Smith, '16; C. I.
Krajewski, ’16; Joseph P. Flj*nn, ’16; John P. Conboy, ’16; W. W.
Turner, ’16; Alfred Fries, ’16; J. A. McCarthy, ’16; J. Harry
Sylvestre, ’16; Harold P. Burke, ’16; Peter C. Yearns, ’16; Fred
M. Pralatowski, ’16; Francis J. Kilkenny, ’12; Edward L. Figel, ’11;
Thomas J. Dooley, ’97;. Mark A. Devine, ’16; Daniel E. Coney,
’10; Fremont Amfield, ’12; W. W: Harless, ’86; Edward J. Walsh,
’00; Thomas Curran, ’16; D. D. Myers. Jr., ’00; Dennis Moran,
'14; Leo F.- Welch, ’12; Ralph A. Reitz, ’14; Lawrence Luken. ’02;
William L Beckham, ’11; Frank C. O’Rourke. ’12; Martin Hena- •
han, ’15; Robert J. Dederich, ’09; Carl K.'Roelands, ’06; Clarence
W. May, -’06; J. S. Cangney, ’12; George Rudge, ’74; Rev. Patrick
A. Barry, ’12; William B. Akin, ’88; J. V.' Sullivan, ’97.
Gabriel Davezac, ’94; James R. Devitt, ’13; Albert A. Glockner,
’16; Julius M. Hack, ’92; G. D. McDonald, ’16.
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’06; Alfred Vignos, .’95;’ Andrew L. Shimp, ’91; Frank Niedecke,
’09;: Harry Kirk, ’13;. Louis Chute,' ’92; J. J. Deasey, ’06; H. King.
'16; James E. Roach,- ’16; J. E. Hogan, ’16; Frank Maher, ’02;
Frank. W- Bloom, ’84; George F. Pulskamp, ’96; Joseph J. Hinde,
’09; John A.’Sawkins, ’13; Bernard Bannon, ’07.
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Claude'S. Moss, ’95; John Bell, ’08; P. M. OMeara, '09; A. I.
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