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III i ii i ill B ii OL. VI. NO. 19 ....... j. .............. ;_q ...... , ................................................. , alp  ....... 4 " 4 @ "THE CHRISTIAN." ba The above picture represents the cast of characters of "The Christian," an historical drama to be presented at the Third Avenue Theatre, on Ascension Thursday, by the Seattle College Dramatic So- ciety. The scene of the play is in and about Rome during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian; and the plot, embracing the cure of the emperor's dying son by one of the fiercely persecuted Christians, naturally lends itself to startling dramatic incidents. Diocletian is now drawn one way by the cry of the priests, "The Edict! The Edict!" and now another by that of the prince, "Justice, O Emperor, to my deliverer !" K, C. STATE COUNCIL establishment of a headquarters in So. attle, whicll was authorized by the council, the organization of a lecture bureau aao such iuter-communieatlon among the councils as would tend to cement tile Catllolio interests of the state. He coveled tile wlmlo field of opportunity lying open to tim society DELEGATES FROM SPOKANE, TA- m r COMA. EVE 6rE rT, BELLING HAM, WALL& WALLAAND SEATTLE,. and earnestly set forti, the knightly COMPOSE FIRST STATE CON-I duty and the council obligation in VENTION. i carrying on the crystallizatiou of Catll- Officers Elected, Headquarters Estab. " lsihed, Gommittee Empowered to Provine Rules and Funds, Lec- ture Bureau Recommended. ohc fraternity and trio spread of its beneflts. The reports from the various noun- ells showed a strong membership and many candidates awaiting iuitiatioo. The financial condition could not well be more satisfactory, and the equip- - _ _ - _ HE flst State Council of tile Kmghtsof Columbus met in Elks' Imll on May 3 with Tenitorial Deputy, James ,I. German presiding. The following deles,los were prdsent:--Seartlo. Dr. J. H. Lyo,s aud J. C. Ford; Spokan,. [olin O'Brien and Phil McArdle; Wal- la Walla, Wnl. H. Dunvby and [olin P. Kent; TtCOnla, E. J. Welsh and E. J. Maniou ; Bollinglntm, J..1. Noothe tnd R. L. Cline; Everett, T, J. Smith and J. B. lessen. A tmp[)rary organization was effect- ed b.v thceleotion i,fMr. E. J. Manion, of Taet, ma. s secretary. After all preliminaries were alrnaged rite first business was the elortion of officers for thee,saingvear. This resulted in the e!etioe of Mr..Tames J German, of Seattle, State I)eputr; Mr. E. ,J. Mau- ion, of Tacoma, State Secretary; Mr. J. J. King, of Spokailo, State Treasur- er; Mr. ,I. J. oetho, of Bellinglmm, State Advocate: Mr. Thmnas J. En- nis, of Watla Wall,t, State Warden; Roy. Fadler H. P. Saindml, of Ever- ett, State Chaplain. Tile only contest was in the seleo. lion of the next place of holSing the Stare Council. Taeo,na, Sl)okane and Bellingham entered tile race, but BoI lign,anl tlmught it welt no to neces- sitate the trans0ortatiou of delegates and orncers to either extreme of tile state and so'withdrew in favor of Ta- ,TAMES J. GeRmAN, coma. Taeonla's advantages were. State Deputy of Wasliingtml. enumerated by Grand Knight E. J. I Walsh, who spoke in glowing terms of ..... their harbor, the parks and attractions I ment of each council is complottr. Tbe in tll,t city. Mr. Jol)u O'Brien, of ]next yztr promises to be a,l interesting Sp#kane, used a longer lever in stating / cue, for sevreal new conoils are in ore- :# that an lurer-state outing of Knights j bryo and will be instituted within that and their families was being arranged period. North Yakima will be added to tile list on May 15. Thonotiooable feature of the new councils is the large proportion of in- saranoe memlmrs, and tlns is to be the alnl in the future--to increase that class. Tile Ball. Tile annual ball given by the Knights ou Tuesday evening was a flue affair and won hearty compliments from oil who wece present. It was a well plenned affair. Tile limitl num- ber of invitations insured sufficient room in Christenseu's hall for a good time Tile music was very good aud the refreshments most suitabln,eoj sist. ing of cream, oaks and soft drinks. Among the attendauts from out of tile city were: Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Walsh, Thomas J. Beglin, August Von Boeckiin, E. J. Munich, Miss Rose Henriot and Miss Lafreniorre, of Taoo. ma; Dr. and Mrs. Luhn, J. T. O'Brl- en, Phil MeArdlo and J.J. King of pokane. Full dress was qn'ite the universal character of apparel. Tile ladies were especially attraetivo in the beauty and charm of dress. Some fine compli- ments are juslty due the ever active floor committee. The old time oaze that ,all llavc a full share o! tile pleas- ures at the eveniug was manifest and the committee m charge should be generous ill thning those who were so attentive. The expectations of the Knights are fully realized and those who wore their guests remember with kiudness tilis event. Tile txcmplifieatiou. On Wednesday evening tile first and second deg'ees were exemplified in Elks' ball. The position of Grand Knight was taken by Mr. P. L. MoAr- dle, of Sookane, with T.J. German, Deputy Grand Kuight, J. T. Lawler, Chancellor. J. F. Branigan, Warden; exemplified the first degree. Mr. J. H. Kane, Mr. T. J. German und, Dr. J. H. Lyons and J. F. Branigan, and assistants, exemplified the second de gree. The work was done with tim same impressiveness that characterized former exemplifications. Twenty-two made up the class fox. tile second. Many visiting anlghts in the city were present, some of whom assisted in tile musical part of the program. The members of Seattle Couuoil were out in large numbers andonjoyed the ex- excises very much. Tim charm of tile degrees grows with each cxcmplifl- catioe and its ever newness is the st;rang feature of tile order. Visitors speak in highest erms of the success of tile Scuttle officers ill doivg the.it initiatory work. Mr. Gee Danzadd- ed very muterially to the pleasure of tl,e oveniug by sniffing one of his most fascinating songs. WASHINGTON NEWS LETTER STRIK[IG FE%TURES OF THE LATE MISqI()NARY @ONFER. ENCE AT THE (JATHOLIC UN[. VERSITY. Well Known Missioners Address the Convention, Rolmrting Plans and l;x0mionces as a Basis for tile Formation of Plans for Fut. are Activity The gatbering of tile t V brains of the Catholic Church at the Catholic University last week was calculated to have a great educational effect upon the general Catholic body. The news. papers have been generous with heir for next year at Coeur de Alone lake and that thetime for that will be so us to include tim meeting el the state convention. The vote was so close that uutfl the last ballot was recorded the oha,,oes were equal. It fiually .stood seven for Spokane and six for Tacoma. The Tacoma delegates were tile first to cheer the winners. J Various committees were apppinted to propose by-laws, and to meet the ex- "pease or this and next year's council meetlugs. After he election of officers Stats Deputy German gave in detail what he considered the state nouncfl ought to bc able to accomplish to discharge its fuh duty. He recmomended the , WEEKLY FAMILY NEWSPAPER. Y SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY MAY 6 1904. PRICE FIVE CENI space, and as a consequence our lleople are well informed concerning tile events of that eventful week. Some of the addresses delivered will hewer. er, prove of immediate value. To these I will advert brmfly: Tile address on Socialism i)y Father William Stevens Kress, of Cleveland, formed tile principal feature of the proceedings before the conference ot missionaries at the Catholic Universi- ty. He is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on tbis subject in the country, having spent considerable time in the big towns of New England, whore tile Snoialists have boon active, and admitted he bus takeu a Dart in politics against that party. "The Socialists publish more then 2000 weekly papers," said he. "and their organizers are working all the time. Their propaganda is dangerous to both tile state and to tile Churob, but as tile late Senator Hanna said,file Catholic Church will prove to be the salvation of the nation in checking the socialistic evil. "Socialism creates unrest, arrays class against class deriaes patriotism. and aims at tile eomolote overthrow of our present political system. When shown their real colors, good (3atho- lies invariably sever their connection with tile Socialistic party" It is not a mere passing fad, aud its enormcus growth in Germauy may very likely be duplicated in the Uuited States. What may we expect of it in a seasou of distress, if is growth has bceu as pheomennal during the past period of industrial plcuty ?" Bishop Maes, of Covington, presided at the meeting. Father Van Ingle- gem, of Stauuton, Va., spoke of his mi'ssionary experiences in Highland county, Vs., and was followed by Fa- ther Kress, who was ill turn followed by Father A. P. Doyle, who read a pa- per prepared by Father F. (3. Kelley, of Lapser, Mioll., on the work of tile Columbian Lyceum Bureau, of which he is president. A paper presentded by Roy William Sullivan, a Paulist father, on how to meet the rationalist, or agnostic, ten- denotes, created considerable discos- alan. Father Sullivan's discourse dealt especially with agnostic influen- ces in the big uniucrsity towns "I speak not of the agnosticism of the simpering woman,but of the think- ing man," he said "The agnosticism oI the student who has by scientific research reached tile conclusion that all religion is a matter of sentiment is the man with Wilom we must deal." Judge William Robinson, dean of the law school of tile Catholic Univer airy, and formerly of Yale, was called upon and deliwred an address upon Father Sullivan's theme. He declared that Catholic young men could pass through any groat non-Catholic uni- versity without losing their faith pro- vided tlley have been rightly trained at bonle. The greatest evil against which the young Catholic student should be warned, he said, is that oi forming alliances iu tile homes of non- Catholics, a practice leading to the ontraotlng of marriages outside tile C.atholie 3hurch. Any young man unable to withstand the temptations of the sacral life of a groat College communityshoula not be trustedata non Catholic college. Bishop Mass iu a few words thou gave it as Ilia opinion flint the best university for tim young Catholic is the @atnolio college. Father Charles Alfred Mar/m, of Cleveland, read tim concluding paper on "The Breaking of Dogmatic Relig- ion." Father A. P. Doyle delivered a lee ture on tile "Passion," whioh was il- lustlated bv about 100 stetcoptioou pictures. Tho Big Cheek. The 84 foot ollock, which was pre- sented by the Knights of Oolumbusto tlm Catholic University last week, ilas been on exhibitmn in one of the large windovs o the Union Trust Company of Providence. R. l, &t night t was illuminated by ele0trio light, and, be- ing at a transfer point, attracted a big crowd The officers of the Union Trust Coral)any are very proud of it as cue of the most unique nheoks over presented at their institutmn. One of the officers told me that it has beou ot great value to timm as an advertise- mout. On Tuesday last'it was careful ly packed in a tm ease and forwarded to the Catholic University by express. There it will be framed and paloed ou exhibitlon.--E, r,. S. Thus far Roy. A. S. Siebenfoerchet, nationahoragnizer of the Vriests' To- tal Abstinence League, which also in. I eludes amongst its members students I preparing for the priesthood, has sue- seeded iu enr0]lnig 1,600 students un. der the banner of totalahstinenoe. Fa. thor Siobenfoeroher is now iu Canada, whre he will begiu the work of or. tan[zing branches of the Priests' Ttal Abstiuenoe League. Since the restoration fo the hierarchy in Scotland in 187 the Catholic lmpu- let[on has increased by more than 40 pro oout,,missions have increased by more than 61 per cent, churches by 39 per cent, prcists by 86 per cent, and schools by 58 per cent, REFORMATION REVIEWED. THE REFORMATION CLEARLY SHOW TO HAVE BEEN AIMED AT FEUDALISM RATHER TAN AT GATHOLIC DOCTRINES, Protestantism Gained No Nation Sinoe the Reformation, While Gatholi. oism Has Spread, and Is Dis- plaoing the Schism. (Continued from Last Week.) TS SUCOESS was not due to tile character of the doctrines which i taught,nor can the abuse w|nch existed in tne Church explain it. They who were foremost in creating and upholding the abuses against which so much indxguation was ex- pended were the most zealous partisaus at the reform. It, was not caused by the reading of the Scriptures. What. then, were the causes o which is ow- ed its excellence? The causes were entirely political and social, arisiug from the peculiar political state of European society at tim beginning of te sixteenth oevturv. From them did the Reformation re- ceive its essential characteristics. It could not have appeared a century be- fore it did. Luther or anybody else might iudeed have preached against cue or many of the doctrines of the Catholic Oimroh in any century. Many persons would follow such a loader, bat whole nations woula not a his word have broen off allegiance to the See of Rome. It would have been impose[[de a century later. He who has read the history of the last 800 years witll the slightest degree ot attentiou must have boeu struck at a singular phenomenon which has not escaped the notice of auti-Gatholic writers. Maeaulev, in his review of Ranke's history of the Popes, says: "It is surely remarkable tilat neither the moral revolution of the eighteenth century, nor he moral counter revolu. tion of tim nineteenth century, silould in ally perceptible degree have added to the domain of Ptotestautism. Dur- ing the former period whatever was lost to Catholicism was lost also to Christianity. ruring the latter what- ever was regained by Catholic ooun. tries was regained also by Catholiomm. It is a most remargable fact," he adds, "that no Christian natioa which did not adopt the priaciples of the Reformation before the end of the six- teenth oenmr should ever have adop ed them. Catholic communities have since that time become infidel and Gathollo again, but none has become Protestant." The Reformantion came at an epoch of political transformatiou. Old sys- tems of political life were passing away to be replaced by new forms, the world had grown tired of and at last rebelled against tile feudal term of government, nd carried its Imtred to- wards every mstitutton or body of nlen ideutified ith it, or wedded o its perpetuity. And since tl:e external regime of the great Cbristiau society, and many of its dig..itaries, especially in Germany, were for centuries identi- fied witll feudahsm, tile new move. ment towards the Monarchical system was from the outset hostile to thc Churoh. Churchmen looked on the sudden transition as projadicial to tlloir interests They desired , grad- ual development into a more I:o,'fect form according as the wants of eaell people and country required lr, and under the influon0o of tlm Church, from which Europe lap to that time had received its education. Civil sn- ciety, like all things human.is susoept- ibleofchango, and as every govorn- mout ought to be in its outward term adapted to the wants of the people for whom it is established, and wbose temnoral interests It seeks to pronmto, its form depends on tbe nature of the interests it endeavor, to secure. Cue form may be adapted to a low stage of oivilzation, scourging order and tran- quility among an unenlightened and uneducated people; another form may be better adapted to secure the same rosalts aomug ttlos9 who [lave reached a high order of refinement and oivili. ration. A form suited to the w:mts of children is looked upou as a despotism when applied to meu full giown. Ti'o Church in her internal life is independent of my partmular form. For three hundred years it existed without the assistance of the civil powers, yea, in spite of their effo-ts to crush her. In fact, she thrives more on opposition. In the transformatiou of civil society, up to the ninth centu- ry, her relations with the State were not so intimate that she should ba affected hy them. When the'vast em- pire at Charlemagne was dismember ed, a form of political life,knows under the name of Fuedallsm, was establish- ed on its ruins. The relatmns of the Church with Fuedalism were of the most intimate character. The Roman Pontiff was the most palest Fcudal lord ia Ohrietsndom. Priuoes reoeiv. ed from his hand the investiture of tbelr ingdoms, and the .Emperor hiimsclt,took the oath of fealty to him. He was chosen arbiter between eon- tending parties, and weak rulers placed their territories within his safe keep. ing. Not the Roman Pontiffs alone, but also numerous Bishops and Abbot tbroughout Europe, held the title aud it privileges. In Germany, four out of even of the Prince electors of the Emln:e were Bishops, viz., of Seize- burg, Cologne. Trier and Mentz--and temporal sovereigns of the finest por- tions of tim land. This extensive pow- er came to the Churcn from the piety and munificence of her children. She had brought them to the knowledge of the faith of Christ; she had opened to their nossossiou tim storehouse of sa- cred and profane learning. Amidst the general otlaos in which all society was plunged, she alone remained uachang. ed, and when at last society sotled down to pursue the interests for we[oh Providence has destined it, it confided to tier sacred trust the body 'of law which .governed it and gave her a share ot its temporal possessions. Thus the Church, iu her Bisbops and Abbots, became the most important element of Feudalism. How it must strike every one that saoh an order of things could aotsuddonly be changed, espeoiallF when powerful ecclesiastical rulen sought to avert a change without great detriment to the spiritual interests of the Churell. As far back as tho thilt*enth centu- ry tiis Emperors'of the house of Ro- henstauien sought to centralize, in a great monareily, all civil power wield- ed by the feudal lords of Germany. The Church, whoso temporal mterests were connected with the maintenance of feudalism, gave its powerful aid, both spiritual and temporal, to the feudal barons, and monarchy was, for the moment, crushed. The desire was no extinct. In the sixteenth century the great national monarchies began to form. But the influence of the Romau Pontiff had been broken. He no long. er wielded the ample powers which he had a his command in the oontet with the great Frederick. The long residence of the Pope at Avignon ; the great schism of the West during which two, and sometimes throe, rival Pon- tiffs claimed themselves successors of t" Peter, had aivided and weakened the allegiance which-Christian nations owed him; the principle proclaimed in the Council of Basle, which had been stuaiously circulated among the German peopb; all tended to diminish his authority and deprive him of that immense moral influence with which at one time he swayed the destinies of Europe. Add to this that at the very time the princes of Germany wore shielding Lutlmr and encouraging him in his opposition against the Church, an estrangemeut took ])lace between the Pope aud the only man WhO wall able to uphold the cause of society and the Church, Gharles V. He, too, was viewed with suspicion by the German princes. They viewed his increasing l)owet with anxiety for their own. He was always looked on as a stran- ger. Although he passed the most vigorous and eilicien part of his lifo in Germauy, his thoug hts and iuterests were centered in the prosperity of a laud, the ollaraetor at whoso people, tiloir traditions and tkeir la,aguage, wero wholly differ0nt from ttloso of trio people with whom t|o lived. Va- rious causes, all political, contritmt.d to !nsuro the success of ally cause hos- i ilo to the oxistiog cmldition of polit. ioal life. The I ostilit" at the Teu. . " t tonm peoples was not m the eginning r,o the Church as a grca spiritual pow- er, not to say particular dootriae or body of doctrine, but to the Church as the most powerful elenlct of the feudal system of government. As Bishop Spalding writes: "When Luther made no-Popery bis war ry hc gave utterance to the foo!ings of ha- tred and bitterness with which the hearts el multitudes worn swelling. And when at length the name of Prot- estant was hit upon, as hy chance, it was recognized on all sides that tills word embodied the very sou[ of the whol movement, which was a nrotest against the Pope both ns a feudal sov- ereign and as :the Vicar of Christ; and this protest was all the more veh- merit, beeause, aurnig the quarrels trod confusion of tile past hundred years men had grown accustomed tv look up on the Papacy as somethi sg extraneous to the Church and Christian religion. Religious passion may be excited by hatred as well as by faith and love.and it was hate and not faith and love which fired the zeal of the Reformers and their followers." (Lectures and Discourses. ) The Church does not look on any par- ticular form cf civil life as absolutely necessary to carry out her divine mis- sion on earth. Instituted for peoples living under every form of governmeut, silo is specially wedded to nouo. Shc had existed and flour[abed before the naam of feudalism was heard, and she exists and flora[shoe to day when not cue vestige of the system remaint. Bat the Church wan not instituted for angels, but for men, and inoludes in (Continucd on Page Three.)