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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1913, Washington, District Of Columbia TMK VVASttJLJNUTON POST: SUNDAY, JULY 20, W13 CARDINAL GIBBONS, ON THRESHOLD OF EIGHTY, REVIEWS THE PROGRESS OF CHURCH AND NATION to Washington Baltimore. July i t the which has -rjz-ri hi? entire James Cardinal '.Honoris, archbiwhuii of Baltimore, will celenrate sevurKv- ninth anniversary of birtr. un July _.i. He will observ" th-> in prob- ability, by fh" dny at horn- of friends in -.he In IT- morning he will sny mass enin-'l of the houst? TV hero ne i1 torn ert stay, and In the afternoon lie probably Will take a motor ride with members of the family. The remainder of the day will be spent in the discharge of those many and _varied duties from which even _hls exalted office does not excuse him and for which even Ms advanced age doas him unfit. A few days ago a correspondent called at the residence on Xorth Charles street, where, surrounded by fashionable shops and offices, the first American cardinal makes his veritable oasis in a desert of metropolitan architecture. The rlntf of the bell was answered by a little lad, the cardinal'9 office boy. "Would it Be ..possible tj make an ap- pointment with the come'right You don't have to have an appointment to see the cardinal." the lad answered -with a note of surprise. And, with a .noisy clatter of feet, he ran up the carpetless stairs to the library where the cardinal was reading. The boy was down again in a moment, three steps at a time. His Step Still Elastic. The correspondent understood how the Cardinal had gained the reputation of being a lover of children and of the noise of their rompings. "The cardinal will be right the boy announced, and, with a run and a slide, disappeared into a room at the opposite end. of the tiled hallway. In a moment the light step of some one running lightly down the stairs was heard and the cardinal came Into the room. It was hard to see in him a man who carried, the weight of 79 years upon his shoulders and the burdens of a great church upon his back. His figure is erect. The day was a warm one, and the cardi- nal wore a suit of black mohair, which appeared at once comfortable and cool. The little red zucchetta was on his head, the shield of the cardinalate on breast. The only other suggestion of his office were the gold buckles of the soft low shoes which he wore. The cardinal was asked for some ex- pression that could :go out to the people on the occasion of his approaching birth- day. "Certainly there is nothing that could be said about my birthday." -he answered. "But he was urged, "there Is something which you can say about the manner in which you regard your long life, or about the events you have wit- nessed in its course." His Long Life to God. And then the great churchman, in a tone of grave sincerity, spoke a't of the spiritual regard for the years, which number nearly fourscore. "I regard my long he said, "as a debt of gratitude which I owe 'to Al- mighty .God. Each day I grow more thankful to htm for the rich blessing which he has bestowed upon me in these r9 longr life, healthy and peace- ful. Especially am I thankful for the peace which I have enjoyed. "The church, too, has great cause to be thankful that it is at peace with the world. This is especially true of the church In the United States. The prog- ress of the church in this country has been free and uninterrupted. Our form of government has worked toward the growth of the church. Civil liberty has made our progress steady and sure. "As I look back upon the years which have passed during my lifetime there are only three events which I can see that threatened trie progress of the Catholic Church in the trailed States. Three Crises in Church's History. "The most "recent of these was the Knights of Labor question which arose during the incumbency of President Har- rison. We have reason to be thankful that, through the grace of God, this was settled In such an effective manner, and, through the holy father, Leo XII, the attitude of the church toward both capi- tal and labor was made to be understood. "Another grave question which threat- ened an internecine struggle was the un- fortunate misunderstandings which arose at the time Mr. Blaine was a candidate for the Presidency. "We have reason 'to be thankful that this problem was worked out in a peaceful manner. "The great crisis which confronted the church, however, was the civil war. That the Catholic Church iti America withstood the trials of that conflict, -when the whole nation, regardless -of creed, was divided in a death struggle between the North and the South, is reason for us to give thanks to God. That the priests of the church could minister to those who fought, whether for Stars and Stripes or stars and bars; that they could comfort the widows and the fatherless, and give courage to the mothers and sisters, whose husbands and brothers were ar- rayed against each, other upon the field of battle; that our sisters, those holy women with whom we are blessed, could .nurse the sick and the injured Federalist and Confederate side by we should be thankful for such graces aa tHose." Aided Sufferers in War. But the kindly man made no reference to the which he had taken in that war, when, as the pastor of St. Bridget's the only church he ever served as parish was one of those who minis- tered to both those of the North and the South, comforting the greatest sufferers from the war, the women and children who remained at home. Maryland at that time was a State in which rebellious sentiment flourished and Unionist control was maintained. This man ministered to the Confederate sol- diers who were imprisoned at Fort Henry not far from his church, and to the Union "BBS-IT" for Corns, and Away They Go! "GETS-IT." the Ifew-PlM Corn Care. Gftm Amy Surely, 4ulrkly. You'll say. "It does beat all how quick 'GETS-IT' got rid of that corn. It's al- most "GlgTS-IT" gets every men who were stationed at the historic stronghold. There were times when his life was threatened by men and soldiers who were far his superior In physical development. But when kind words and pleadings failed he was able to defend himself by physical force. And there are many per- sons who tell stirring anecdotes Of the slight man who lived alone In the1 little rectory. The cardinal, too, was among those, who joined In the civic and military pro- cession which accompanied the body of President Lincoln when it was brought to Baltimore on the way to Harrlsburg on April 21, 1865. The Nation at Peace. But all questions personal were dis- missed by him with a smile, and he re- sumed his conversation about the war. he said, "the great conflict is over. The nation, like the church. Is at peace. The 'bone of contention' has been removed. Slavery Is at an end. Our peoples are prospering under a reunited government The North and the Sooth are one. "In the marvelous reunion at Gettys- burg we had the visible proof of this statement. There, the men who had fought against each other 50 yearn ago for love of what they believed to be their which love there Is no greater save the love for cirawn together by that same love, which has had a new birth. The deep signifi- cance of men who at one had clasped each other's throats In bitter en- mity clasping each other's hands In sin- cere friendship is something over which present generation should long re- flect. And they should cherish the mem- ory of it after those men have passed to their eternal rest. Glad He Was Spared to' See Reunion. "I thanked God from the bottom of my heart that I .was spared to see such a day. 'While the celebration was going on I was just a few miles away from the historic battlefield. I followed all that trarlbpired there closely. I met; some of the veterans. They were happy; they were friendly; they were sincere. And their condition was contagious, and the spirit of the occasion upon which they gathered filled the hearts of those who were not able to be with them. "That the church has withstood the ravages of that war Is, I say, something for which it is truly thankful. It should be thankful, too, that its work was un- checked and Us progress undiminished, and that the principles under which that work was accomplished and that prog- ress made possible are preserved to the nation which has, please God, forever removed the line which divided freemen. "As the nation has grown, so has the church. The number of our edifices, our educational and charitable Institutions are steadily Increasing. But more grati- fying than these things is the increase in the number of those who acknowledge the Catholic faith. There are now some souls within the fold in the United States. "For all this the church is thankful to Almighty God. And, as one of its ijiembers, I join with it In Its gratitude for the blassing of God, who is the Father of us all." Saves Time and Words. The cardinal walked backward a few steps, bowed his head slightly to signify that the interview was at an end, and left the room. Just as he had come down the stairs he went Such is the man and hJs life. He loses little time; he wastes few words. He it Is who pays no attention to the anniver- saries of his birth, his ordination, his Consecration. Seventy-nine years a being, 52 a priest, 27 years a cardinal. There are those who doubt thait he will live to celebrate the 100th' anniversary of his birth, the seventy-fifth anniversary of his ordina- Uon, fiftieth anniversary of his eleva- tion to the Sacred College of Cardinals; but there are also those who believe that he wilt. Who can tell? He still rises at 9 o'clock in the morning, and retires at 9 o'clock at night. He takes his daily walk and is invigorated rather than fatigued. He continues to travel about his diocese and even into States outside of it, pre- siding over meetings, and addressing large gatherings. "Sever Do This Before. "GETS- IT" Made Every Cora Vanlnh Like Magic. corn, every time, sure as the sun rises. It takes about seconds to ap- ply it. Corn pains stop, you forjret '.be corn, tne corn shrivels up. and it's gone! Ever try anything thjtt'.' You never did. Thnre's no iiv inK with plasters that on t h t- corn, no more s.ilves that tukf iff r I- surrounding t1---h. no no more or niai Arjr- an-.. -'1 -i' i 1' r u s r s f.. rl'ii K 1 -An A: Co i Sirire. I'eopte's i-.jft, li. Affleck. Funeral of Suicide Banker. Special to The Washington Post. Roekville. Mel.. July funeral of Thomas XT. Hulings, of Baltimore, who was vice president of the Continental Trust Company, and well knqwn in so- ciety and club circles, and who committed Friday morning, will be held here -it 5 p. nj.. at the home of his M.-J Mary B. Rulings. It will r-onilui'tt-i! the Rev. Thomas A. Mnuflrhton-Biirkf. rector of Christ Episco- i pal rhureh. ai'nl hrial will be in Roekville I'nion Cetnot'-ry Death Takes W. Newton Lemen. i.'harlestnn. W. Vn.. July Xewtort i T.emen. '-hophordstown. died I today. ;tfter an ilSnfss. Ho was ,1 i am! for several i years w H..S the Jefferson I Security Bank Hr. i? survived by one I son. David I.pmen. The funeral will be I M Sfcepherdstown Monday morning1 SAVES HER HUSBAND'S LIFE Mrs. J. H. C. Grasty, of Near Staunton, Routs Assailant With Shots. Jockey in Act of Stabbing Prominent Citizen of Augusta When His Wife Arrives With a Revolver. Special to The Washington Post. Staunton, .Va., July going wJth an automatic revolver to the of, ,ber husband, James; H. C. Grasty, who had been attacked in the road in front of their home by James' Smith, a jockey, Mrs. Grasty today probably saved htfr husband's lifte. She fired six Shots from the pistol at Smith as he was in, the act of, attacking Grasty with a knife, and causing him to take to his Grasty is a of Charles H. Gras-, ty, of the Baltimore Sun, and Democratic nominee for the house of delegates from this county. This morning, as tie was coming out of his home onto the Valley pike, 2 miles from town, in his automobile, accom- panied by his two small children, Smith, who la employed by J. A. Kennedy, a wealthy Augusta county horseman, rode up on horesback, accompanied by[ a ne- gro, dismounted, and told he would like to speak with htm. Grasty got out of his car and approached Smith. As he did so the latter struck him in the eye, knocking him down and dazin? him. and following It with blows on the back of the head. Grasty, in the struggle, succeeeded in drawing his penknife, but in falling he went over a, small embank- ment into a pool of water at the side of the road, about 15 inches deep, with Smith on top of him.' Smith also had opened his it'is alleged, was preparing to stab Grasty, when Grasty, who had witnessed the attack the window, rushed on the scene. She immediately opened fire, upon Smith, who jumped up, begging her not to shoot him, and ran. She fired six shots, but failed to hit him. When Grasty had suc- ceeded in getting up he took the pistol and fired the remaining four shots, but Smith had then ridden out of harm's way. He bore with' him serious gashes across the shoulder, and under the arm, which Grasty Inflicted. Grasty was badly cut under the eye, and was otherwise injured, but his wounds are not regarded as dangerous. i The trouble between the men, it Is stated, grew out of Smith's failure to get Grasty, who is a magistrate, issue a warrant for the arrest of a negro girl on the charge of stealing. THREE KILLED BY DYNAMITE. Men Tried to Force Explosive Into Hole With Sledge and Drill. Elkins, W. Va., July to information reaching here today, Jacob Medsker, Roy Loam, and John Keller were blown to pieces yesterday while at work on the Marlinton and Lewisburg pike, near Marlinton, W. Va. The men, it was alleged, attempted to force a heavy charge of dynamite into a hole by. means of a 42-pound sledge, and a drill when the dynamite exploded. Death of George L. Miller. Special to The WMhlngton Poet. Martlnsburg. W. Va., July George L. Miller, a native and life-long resident of this city, died at the home of his brother, Jeremiah Miller, in Hedgesville, this county, last night, while on a visit there. He was aged 24 years, and an em- ploye of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at this point. He was unmarried, and is survived by two Mil- ler, of Hedgesville, and Jacob Miller, of Martinsburg. "Reputation Built on Quality" WHISKEY Try a Julep of it's cooling, ideal summer drink. CltT full quart, delivered. S3.50 eal. Klass .luff, delivered. lly Kxprejis I'reonid to Hid. or Va. J4.00 for 4 full niiarts, srallon. in junr. D. J. O'CONNELL 636 Pa Are. Phone Main 761 PROFITS SCATTERED TO THE FOUR STARTS A BARGAIN OPPORTUNITIES OF A SEASON'S BEST MERCHANDISE 25c Colored Ramie Linon 34 Inches A Yard A clean-up of about 25 pieces of this popu- lar material; absolutely fast colors; extra heavy weight. 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