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{::be gatl)oll Pro00Irss W EI','K I,Y. EatlclJoned by Bishop O'Dea. Established Mhirch, ]99. Devoted IO tile pr0pagalJ0n of (atho]|c preceptt aml the gathering of Catholic news. Official organ ,if Ibl! Norlhweslern Jnrl,- dictioo of lhe Young Meo's Iostitule. T. J. IVFItS, A. J. lit)t)KMYl'Ht, publlsii- Ill# alld proprb!lors. By the year, $1.00. By .the copy, 5c. News matter Is solicited. Matter for pbllcation should reach the editor by edneeday of each week to Insure pub- lication on the following Friday. We do not hold ourselves responsible for any vh:we or opinions expressed In the com- munications of our correspondents. There- fore, wllatever Is Intended for publication must be accompanied by the name of the riter, not necessarily for publicatlon, but as  uarantee of good faltl'. I'rlnlcd Ill 104 I/i Washington Street. ItEMITTANCIS. Remittances should be mane fly post- office or express money orders, drafts or reg- Istered letters and made payable to The Progress Publishing Company. Subscribers removing from one place to another, and desiring papers changed, Iould always give forlner as well as prem- tat address. ally rcstis(,itat.cd and blazes upon the horizon of tiunlan events with a glow is inl, eliSC as l;hat wllich onch'clcs the nalliCS of Marqu(d.l.o, Joqucs and Hen- ncphi. T]i(; nia(,.hhlists' strike, as all evl- d(,qicc of the, brothcriiood of man, Is niost ilnforttlnat(;, Tbat the dominant C [onlonts of enr social organism Jlouhl so grind against each other as to necessitate the, evils that a sta'lke inevltal)lc entails, is a sad comment- ary on the spirit of advanced civiliza- lion, which is being realized. The machinists constitute the most Intelligent element In all handicraft. Their sense of fairness is not apt to be dimmed by grievances not real. On the other hand, the absolute refusal ci iron manufacturers to recognize tlm demand, pleading lncomi)etency under ,xistin groat of manufacture, proffers a dilemma to the consideration of our sociologists. The question still awaits a solution--how can we harmonize the jarring interests of labor and cap- ital? There is no finer evidence of the ............ N0;iii(jE. ........................ respect for authority that permeates No one Is authorized to collect money for subscriptions or advertisements or to Imllclt for the same without showing a written power of attorney, signed by' the editor. Advertising rates will be given on ap- pilcat Ion. Tbe Catholic Progress Is printed and bllshed every Friday by The Progress bllshlng Company. POPE LEO ON TIlE CATItOLIC PRESS. t Catholic newspaper to a parish Is a fforpetual mission, bet all who truly and m their souls desire that religion and Ioclety defended by human Intellect and literature should flourish, strive by their liberality to guard and protect the Cath- olic press, and let every one in proportlona to his Income support them with his money and Influence, for to those who devote themselves to the Catholic press we ought by all means to bring helps of this kind without which their industry will either have no results or uncertain and miser- able ones. POPE LEO , XIII. BISIIOP O'DEA'S ENDORSEMENT OP THE CATHOLIC PROGRESS. * * "The (Catholic) Progress has begun a grand work, fraught with tile great- nt good. May it eontlnu under the prop- er guidance, remain within the natural lim- It ,end without sacrifiice of the identity of (,'athollc teaching, feeling and opinion, and it will prove a powerful feeler for good. both for the Y. bL I. and the whole church of the great Northwest. "i0DWARD J. O'DIGA, "Bishop of Nesqually." Next Thursday is Decoration Day. Do not forget to make the jubi- lee. Now that the machinists are out there is a renewed demand for an Iron chancellor. One week from next Sunday Is Trin- ity Sunday. Have you made your Easter duty yet? Patronize our advertisers and when you do so please mention The Catho- lic Progress. It will be no trouble for you tO do so, but it will be of benefit to the paper. The Man with the Hoe certainly has his troubles. But the difference be- tween him and most People is that he digs down while the man really to be pitied is one who has to dig up. The death of Father Phillips at this time removes a pacifying hand from the seething interests of the coal mine magnates. His power and influence v-as at all times on the side of peace and arbitrament, rather than force end slaughter. He was prominently known among mine owners, and rec- ognized as a potent medium in avert- ing brutal outrages on the part of the miners. The miners loved, honored and obeyed him to the letter. It is known that only his personal influence' averted much bloodshed in the check- ered history of Hazleton. His death at this Juncture is equivalent to a cal- amity to the troubled districts where he presided. Mayor Humee did the right thing when he vetoed the bill recently passed by the alLy council conferring nnllmlted powers upon the building inspector. By the terms of that bill the Inspector could enter any house in the city at will, and could arrest lthout warrant if buthllng plans had been or were being violated, and he was sole judge in the matter. Every man's house Is his castle, and no one has any right to nter except when in- vited to do so. unless It he an officer arnted with a sear('h warrant. It is mlrprtsing (bat a measure of this char- acter could ew#r have been passed by any body of intelligent men. The departure (if the aged Father lacquer for missionary lahore in Alas- ka In lhese unherloc days reclaims In part at least the laurels bequeathed to other ages. The life of Pather Jacquet reads Ilk(; a itory from Ara- bian Nigllts. A(lvanccd in years, aml afflicted with a chronic, ailment, hc starts alone for In(:leme.nt climes, to diffuse the gospel for no other reward than tim greater honor and glory o God. Even in these dark day$ of the re- public, alumbelig filth Is occasion- the strata in American society than tim condolences of sympathy ad 'rief everywhere manifested for the sudden failing of Mrs. McKinley. It bas been averred that American PPo- ple recognize no feeling of devotion to authority. Such cheerful prattlers of inanities will find themselves per- plexed hy the universal cry of sym- bathy that ascended heavenward at the suddenbereavement of the nation's executive. The American people, regardless of political affiliation, know ho wto rec- ognize and appreciate the unassum- ing modesty of noble womanhood. They bow in reverence at the marital fane so sanctified by ennobling co- habitation and conjugal fidelity. Their '.olicitations are breathed in their prayers to the great All Father that the cp of sorrow may be deferred from the republic's faithful adminis- trator. No finer criterion could be adduced ot the deep moral sensibility m the nation's organism than this affec. tionate solicitation voiced from all parts of the Union for the welfare of the President's wife. It has been predicted by the Liter- ary Digest that tn fifty years New York City will be Roman Catholic If only church-going people are to be considered then, such a condition ex- ists at the present time, as a recent church census taken in that city shows that over 50 per cent of the church- ,going people are Roman Catholics. ' However, this is a condition which ob- tains not only in New York, but in ev- ery large city in the land. Dr. H. K. Carroll, who has had charge of tb, e United States church census since 190 reports that the gain of the Catholic Church during 1890 was over 80,000. For ten years--1890 to 1900- he reports the gain of sixty-six differ- ent bodies or sects of the Methodists, Baptists, Disciples of Christ, Luther- ans, Presbyterians and Episcopalians, as 3,553322, while that of the Catho- lic Church alone was 2,508,212. Times figures show the remarkable increase the church is making, and this increase in a large degree is due to the great unity that exists between I)ishops, priests and laity, and their unfailing loyalty to the Holy See in all ntatters spiritual. JUBILEE CIRCUITS. ' To those who have not begun their Jubilee visits we would say, do not delay till warm days come, nor think it so easy that you can do it leisurely or when.you happen near the church. Every visit should be made by set- ting out with a positive intention of doing so. It means the sacrifice of' some leisure and the traveling of fifty or seventy-five miles for most persons in Seattle to complete the jubilee circuits. LIBRARY COMMITTEE. A meeting will be held in one of tile rooms of the Seattle College (Im- maculate Conception Church) Wed- nesday evening, May 29th, to appoint a committee to submit a list of stand- ard books by Catholic authors to the trustees of our public library. Please come prepared with lists and sugges- tions. The article in last week's Catholic Progress on "The Mission of the Li- brary" is already bearing fruit, and we have only to present our petition te receive proper conslderatton. BOORISHNESS. There ls generally so much inatten- tion shown a musician at little gath. erings and informal musical program that It amounts to disrespect. Music i. one of the fine arts, and it is some. thing of an accomplishment to appre- ciate good playing. To listen with at- tention is to make some show of cul- ture, and in time one's tastes will de- velop through attention. Observation for many years fails to settle the query in our mind whether people talk and laugh because the performer's back is turned, or wheth- er the playsr turns her be,, THE CATHOLIC PROGRE88. nhe CXl)CCtS b(.r playing to ecite wit ty remarks and unresti'aillfd ltulgb- lcr. The wonder is that niush.ians will vohmteer their art at the expcns(. of I, heh" reline(l sensibilities. Really, Is a! true that "music hath ctmrins to soothe the savage hreast?" CURRENT TOPICS. It is a pity that the just dcmunds of the striking street car employes in All)any could not have been won with- out tim shedding of blood. It is a matter for congratulation, however, that the killing of innocent by-stand- ers was not tim work of the strikers. There is a law in this country which forbids the President going outside of the United States during iris term of office." The territory of Hawaii has in- vited President McKinley to make a visit there. Now, If he should accept lhe invitation, wonhi he be In the Uni- ted States or not when he arrived in Hawaii? And how about tbe getting there on the ocean? And then Llmre are the Philippines and Guam and Porto Rico. If lie should visit those, where wouhl he be--in the United States or out of it? Truly, "our new possessions" bristle at all points with problems presenting peculiar difficul- ties. The Cuban constitutional conven- tion is reported as favoring the adop- tion of the Plait amendment. This puts the island under the virtual control of the United States and makes the inde- pendence which we guaranteed them a mere phantom. Harper's Weekly frankly says It must be this or antiexation. That view of the case having been pointedly pre- sented to the Cuban commissioners while they were in Washington, they succumbed to the inevitable and went home to pursuade their compatriots not to ruffle the feathers of the great American eagle by raising any obJec-. tion to our demands, for his claws are long and sharp, and he is a dangerous, bird when he gets excited. So the Cubans will submit, of course, and ev- erybody will be happy. A.M.J. * * * "Where, oh where, is De( Wet?" Is the question that is just now racking the brains of the war office in London and the British commanders In South Africa. Recent dispatches locate him in three different places, each sun- dered from the other by hundreds of miles of mountain and veldt. Noth- ing could better show the tremendous difficulties the British have to con* tend with than this uncertainty of the whereabout of the enemy. Meanwhile, De Wet flashes hither and thither with his tireless troopers, now blowing up an armored train, now cut. ting off an attachment of troops, now capturing a convoy of provisions, then vaulting over the veldt with a celerity that baffles pursuit. The brilliant South African Fabius is teaching the Briton some tactics In the terrible game of war that he had never before dreamed of. If he can but hold out six months longer It would be a wise seer who could fore. tell the outcome of the unequal strug. gle. Last week it was the street car em ployes at Albany who were out on a strike; this week It is the machinists and the allied trades of the whole country. Why is this? What is re- sponsible for this unrest which is ev. erywhere visible among the working classes? The answer must be that un. der the present boasted reign of pros- parity the working man and the work- ing woman are not getting their Just share of its benefits. The very men capture the major part of the prosperity, while the work- ing classes have very little share In it. Why is this? Because billion-dollar trusts and other immense combine. tions of capital control the industries and the products of the whole conn. try. Fortunes, already enormous, are being doubled and trebled by skillful manipulation, aided by legislation fa- vorable to the trusts. To to the favor- ed few this is doubtless a golden age. and with hand it is not so. The slight increase in wages and salary is more than offset by the in. creased expense of living--always the accompaniment of "good times." They must work Just as hard. with little, if any more profit than they had in the days before the era of "prosperity" set in. Under those conditions the masses realize only a bare living, and they have become restless under a "pros- perity" which practicaly leaves them outside of Its sphere. It is right that they should be dissatisfied with any system of economics which robs them of a just share in the profits of their skill and muscle. They would be un- worthy of the heritage of liberty If they did not use all legal means to protect and further their own inter- ests. An entire readjustment of the eco- nomic system w., be the only lasting remedy for present conditions, and it is to be found that will not come goon. IDEALS OF C VILIZAT ON. Vii'toe, nloral relin(.mcul., rcalizaLioli el hig'her hlcals oi l|f(,' tiirougtl a heav- cilly anibitiou in the liunian family worthy of the honiagc of aligols, is still hut a renioie "consuuinla{ion de- voutly LObc wished." The critics of nianktnd aler a long serial of ages continues at the sanle eh has when Moses eniphasized his d(.calogue with thunder and lightning upon Mt. Sinai. Men prate of platonic exemplars and quintessence of virtue, willie their daily conduct bespeaks the very an- t;thesis of these ideals. Learned edicts to the contrary, not- withstanding the morality of )nan is lira product of environment, cohabi- tation and the t)osition he occupies in ociety. Hmtory reiterates the sanctified dic- tum that the most effectual evangel(z- ere are toll and frugality of life "Wholesome toil and frugal fare are vh'tue's guardian angels." '('he hoc,-'ehold divinities make Lheh' Lab(tat not with sybaritic parvenues reveling In lascivious case, but with Philemon and Baucis, where the lamp of conjugal fidelity still burns bright end marital fanes are sanctified by irtue and primeval simplicity. Sparta would never have prr)duced her Titans of intellect, and nmrtyrs Of virtue, had site not guarded their am- bitions with argus eye of temperance and work. Leonidas would lmve pass- ed to the ntystic bourne "Unknown, unhonored and unsung," and the battle of Thermopylae might And the battle of Thermopylae might l,ave chanted the requiem of Greece av a power in the world. The ideals of Sparta In point of national morality even 'today stand ablaze upon the horizon of history as a sublime Utopia of all civic philos- ophy. The systems of her sages, the cretaols of her Judges are canons re-] cretaals of her judges are canons re-! plate with wisdom to national endeav- ors of rising commonwealths. The dicta of the Areopagus have passed into proverbs among the statesmen of the world. True knowledge leads to purity of morals. A Grecian sage, after pro- longed study of human frailty, evolv- ed the Inevitable truth that virtue in itself was the highest good (summum bonum) in life. Such utilitarian con- clusions formed the vital organism of Greece and installed Athens in the nebular sublimity among the nations of the world. National beginnings are the halcyon days of vigor, virtuous simplicity and those innate traits that constitute the 0rganlc strength of communal institu- tions. Once the incipient stage of nation's growth passed sprouts of su- perficial and deleterious character be- gin to engraft their roots upon the nation's body politic. The higher standards of moral civilization are usually consequent upon national trials, calamities and reverses that mark the dehiscent endeavors of in- fant nations As the frugal smlplicity of the an- cestors gives place to commercial su- premacies, luxury and ease, an era decidedly decadent begins to under- mine the morals of the people. History in that lurid gleam which encircles the throbings and conul- siva evolutions of humanity flashes in transverses of fire the awful lesson that moral atrophy proved th undoing of mighty realms. When extravagence on the one hand permeates the lives of the rich, and niggardly want those of the poor, it is time to pause for the final agony of that nation is not far distance. "Rich men despots and poor banditti" Is the eventual solution of the complex-in- tricacy that works the downfall of na- tions. Palaces of Sybarls for the wealthy and sloughs of misery for the poor---such is the final arraign. meat that supreme hand of destiny outlines to tottering scepters. Public moralists expend their oh- ot virtue, not introspect enough to see loqules in deprecating the evanescence that this evolution of the beast in civilizations is but the homage that things human pay to the unrelenting canons of growth and decay. When people have begun to evince fondness for ease and luxury in lieu of the spir- it of frugality and enterprise, that characterized their ancestors, all the Jeremiads of the prophets will not be able to prevent the inevitable crumb- ling of that nation into a funereal pyre. "Ill fares the land to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay." Even as far back as the lamp of Herodotus illumes the vista of hu- man facts, this disintegrating lassi- tude waged struggles against the an- cestral virtue. Diogenes is recorded to have searched with a lantern in broad daylight for an honest man, and finding the task hopeless, concluded by breaking his lantern over a fence post and proelaimlng himself a can.di. date for mayor of Athens. The Intellects of antiquity who ni(;asurcd tht, orhs of univ0rso out- ]in(;d the rolations of stars an(1 sys- I(,lnaLiz(!d hal'llleniotls nuL(,rocosIu li(i'c tll(,sc dislant denizens of sl)ace dJH(',OllI'SC (,t1(2 niusic of the sl)beres, (,volve(l a sequel to this bohl t]icsis in lhc slnril.ual rclh,x called tbt, nlicre- (',()Sill of nlan. Within that reahn etor- ital (',haos, darker than the caveI'llS of ('crhcrus, rolls unceasingly to the lin- or, far more OX(lUisitly sublinie mu- sic of the soul. In this reahn the nature's stern can- onicals wage ceaseless pun(ca against the harriers of virtue, fill these monu- nlents of greatness reel and totter, to be tt'amped by base duplicity, parad- Ing in visages of virtue. In the sublime vernacular of crea- tion, it matters hut little whether a man dies a Croesus, amid downs of damask, or a beggar in the livery of lledlam. What capers it to the vast chaos of magnificence whether na- tions he progressive toward animal ideals, when the soul famishes in agony and is denied the meagre pro- vender of existence The progress toward the attainment of a higtte plane of morality Is the one universal goal of all strides of man. Other purposes than the eleva- tion of nations' moral standards are visions of the sick man's fancy, which time and circumstance will whistle down the broad way of history as the dreams of yesternight. * $ $ Is the age morally weak? Ay! opines the social commentator, whose mental galvanism is surcharged with Quixotic theories impossible of real- ily. There Is in this world too much theory to preserve a normal equilib- rium with practice. Our dogmatizers should be compelled to live their theo- ries or treated to a coat of tar and leathers. Any fool can plagiarize an idea. but It takes a Socrates, Savonarola and Christ to die for one. Intellectual dreamers and moral misfits are of no earthly use to the world. They feed upon the vital sap of the social body, but when that body needs strenuous champions of its rights or preservers of its integrity, she re- crults them from the common ranks, here virtue and goodness still thrive, fostered by honest toil and sirqpllcity of life. Yes, the age gives every evidence of moral lassitude. Men are content chasing after gilded bubbles and enacting a civilization which time will daub as a sad comedy of errors. In order to install moral ideals per. Ten Progress manently upon earth, man's anatomy will have to be remade, consisting less of the hog and more of the man. Laws will have to be enacted creating a pub- llc mess for all classes of society, and making labor not only a pleasure, but con(palling every one to taste of its sweetness. Fanciful ephemera for the elevatio of the ethics of mankin d will have to wait for a reconstruction of the strong proclivities of man's brutish nature. Public sentiment will have to be taught to recognize virtue by a more substantial tribute than mere wind approbation, and sin branded with greater infamy, if we are to realize no- bler ideals in the moral civilization of lnan. What reward de we, in this ad- vanced age, hold out to contending vir- tue? What effort does the public make to keep intact the vital heritage of our ancestors? The world slobbers Its lauds upon courtesans, while the poor girl who toils with honest hands is left to starve. Men supposed to have brains expend fortunes in purchasing bouquets for actresses, while the lone mother, with her seven children, Is left to make an honest living at $3 a week. Is there any wonder that a girl pre fers the brothel to honest handicraft? Virtue in rags Is but little better than infamy In silks. Th young man whom combinations of capital exclude from legitimate business will abscond with the trust of his employersor accom- modate his morality to making money Justly, If possibly, unjustly if neces. sary. Laborer, through series of long ex- perience, has learned to arm himself against the abuses of wealth by com- bining into stupendous organizations and insisting on his rights by prolong- ed strikes, thus not only embarrassing the employers, but despoiling self of the fruits of continuous employment. Class is arraigned against class by that bitterness of feeling which springs from the conviction of tyran- nic abuse, and hope for a season bids the world farewell. A reactionary spirit Is moulding lt self into existence, harmonizing in part the jarring elements in our social organization. The tenets of the new dogma are such as will make it impos- sible for a class to usurp economic re. sources, relegating the nation Into two fatal castes--the dives and proletar- iat. It is to be hoped that harmony and wise discretion characterize the dis- Integration of this popular idea, if hit- inanity is to progress toward a more elevated standard of human ideals. -; %- ,; ,, I, :. ,, .,4- *io*+%,*i--;,*i.*;ol+%.4+,i, o SHOES BUILT ":" ON HONOR  IAlli]c' ()X forlls, lllll(h, of lincst qulilll y vh'l k](i, lilt! O (!,V (!ublLn i li(!i!]. OllllillO illlll(I I IlI'll(!d) luitcnt .: lip. kid lint!d. I,AlltD. CIIOllElt & i (J().'s hlll.sl creation. A shoe that sells rcgub(rly for $5.00. pecial $3.5 0 Price , The Jenkins Shoe C0. 519 SECOND AVENUE. i i Napoleon Was a lover of ..lie apparel, i Ils fasthllous iustc was displayed at Im- perial receptions where he appeared only in royal splendor. Tidy Gentlemen i Are the ones who make success o life and win the hearts of the fairest ladies at receptions. Clothes should not make the man, but In thee dark days of the republic they usually do. We offer 10 PER CENT discount with every order of $25.00 or more. 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