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I2 THE BULLETIN OF THE CATtOLIC LAYMEN&apos;S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA AUGUST 16,-1924. -< BRUNSWICK'S PAGEANT RECALLS CATHOLIC DAYS Catholic .Women's Club in Charge of Spanish Episode at St. Simon's Celebration Special to The Bulletin Brunswick, Ga.--'lhe Catholic Wo- man's Club of Brunswick, in eom- alon with the other organizations of the city. did itself proud in the re- cent exercises and pageant which feattrcd the opening of the Brims- wick-St. Simon's ltighway, connect- ing St. Simon's Island with the main- land. Nine pageants illustrated the history of the island and its vicinity. The second episode, adm!tted to be one of the best, recalled the Catho- lic history of the island, and was under the direction of the Cathohe Women's Clul, headed i)y Mrs. J. H. Gilmore and Mrs. J. C. Styles.' The first episode depicted the original settlers of the ishmd, In- dians. ]'hen came i;m Spanisll mis- sionaries. In the third episode the granting of the charter to the colony by George Il was illustrated, fol- lowed by the fou2ding of l'rcderica, the laying out of Bruuswiek. the planting of the Ameriev, n Flag. Plan- tation Life at St Simon's. tie Com- ing of Commodore John Barry, the War Between the States, aud Sidney Lanier's description of '"l]le Marshes of Glynn." The description of Episode II which was directed by the Catholic Women's Club of Brunswick as it appeared in the Oifieiai Program, follows: The eoning of the Spanish Mis- sionaries-Scene 1. A. D. 1568 (only three years after founding of St. Augustine). Enter Friars of tile Order of St. Francis, aceolnpauied by a Spanish officer and his soldi- .rs bearing the Spanish flag. and an indian interpreter. Indians hide behind trees and watch the white men in great fear. "the Indian inter- prefer advances .nd makes s gns of friendshitJ to the native Indians. A few Indians timidly adwnee and confer with the interpreter; they call the others who come from theist places of hiding and sett themselves on the ground. The Franciscan Fa- lher preaches to them. Scene 2. Friars teachittg the In- dians. (Interior of Mission Church). Indian men, won',:.n and eh l:iren seated in groups; Friars teaching them to read, write and count, as well as arts and crafts. Scene . A. I). 1597. The Martydom of Father Velaseola who was killed on St. Simons Island. Father Velascola kneels in front of altar praying. An Indian creeps up hehind him and str;kes him on the head with a tomahawk. This Episode is staged hy the Catholic Women's Ch,h. Mrs. J. If. Gilmore and Mrs. J. C. St:les Franciscan Monks--Father Velas- cola--& B. Touhey. Monks--J. F. Casey. 3. M. Jones, Jos. F. O'Brien. Spanish Soldiers--Jose Looez Marie Hermida, Jos. C. Ligcour, Jno. Gilmore. Indian Chief--Thon-,as J. Spcllman Indian Bravcs--Rohert Brunegraf Bcnj. Brunegra.f Frank Boufeulettc. Indian Intcrpreter--F. L. Curry. Indian Women and Girls--Mrs. L. Artau Mrs. Rowe. Mrs. A. M. Boss. Mrs. J. F. Casev. Miss Betty Arian Miss Thelma G'ilmore, Miss Mouica Sylv:a Mrs. F. L. Cu'rry, Mrs C. T. Ealnan Miss Marie Brunegraf Miss Alberta IUnstle. Miss Pear!e Portu- las. Miss Matilda Curry. Misi Mary McGarvey Miss Mary Green Miss Winnie Meir. Miss C!acel Meir_ Miss Marie Evans Miss Margaret Cr!ne. Miss Marie Goodyear. Miss Aeries Berrie, Miss Eleanor Stiles, Miss nnie Owens Miss Mary Davenport Miss Nell Robinson. Indian Boys--Julius Owens James Owens Alex" Owens. Charlvs K:nstl'e, Charles Goodyear Leo Nugcnt An- drew Boss Leo Ross. Joe 3;r Er- nest J'.nkins. Peter Riley, Vincent Erne. :I'housands came from all parts of tile state and tb," So,Oheast.for the eelehration. Among the dist:nguish- ed visitors who witnessed the r,qge- ant were Governor Clifford Walker' and his staff and Un:fed States Sena- tors William J. Harris and Walter" F. George. Savannah Mourns Abbot Bishop Haid Was President of Benedctine School. Special o the Bulletin. Savannah, Ga.--A high Mass of Be- quiem was celehrated at Sacred Heai't Church July 26 for the re- pose of the soul off the late Rt. Rev. Leo Hakl, O. S: B., D. D.,Viear Aposto'ic of North Cal'o'ina r.wl Ab- bet of Belmont, who was also presi- dent of Benedictine College of this city. Bishop Haid was a frequent visi'or at Sacred Heart' Church, which is under the direetiou of Benedictine Fathers from Behnont ! ,baey. Very Rex'. Father. Eugene, 3. S. B., prior of the Benedictine :ommUnity in Savannah, Rex,. Father Richard and Rev. Father Gregory went to North Carolina for the fune- ral. The Diocese of Savannah was represented by VeryBey. T. A Foley', V. G., in the absence of Bish- op Keyes. DO eath of Father Tyr. re!l Remo. ves n e of Sou th's Pioneer Priests Former President of Spring Hill College Labored in. Flor- ida For Over  Generation--Known As Church Builder and Erected School After Half Century As Jesuit. (Continued From Page One) l(or the next eight years, years of / strenuous activity. The Yellow Fever America. Father Tyrrell's fourth ravages had turned the flow of and final year in theology was then college students in the South to spent at the House of Higher Northern institutions. With eharac- Studies in the Argagon Province in teristie determination Father Tyr- Southern Spain . t re]l started to change tiffs condi- Returning to America in 1887,1 tion. He beautified the grounds, Father "lvrre]l was made professor erected new huildings and improved " the old ones, and "scoured the of mathematics Eng!ish and French,  ct and prefect at Spring Hill CoAe.c, going from there the following year to New Orleans as professor of mathematics and prefect of disci- )line. While here hc had charge of the newsboys' home. in addition to his other duties. In 1889 Father Tyrrell made Iris tertianship, or third period of study at the Jesuit House of Studies in Missouri, re, turning the following year to Spring Hill, whele he remained for two :ears as vice-president. Hi Work in Tampa In August, 1892: Father Tyrre!l ,vent to Tampa. The task before him wouhl have discouraged many another man. His district was all South Florida, upon wh!eh Yellow Fcver had laid its ravishing hmld, depicting families and paralyzing industry. But it only made Fathcz lyrrcll marc resolute. With the as- sistance of a Tittle hand of Jesuits. Fathers Conrad, Widman, Philip de Carirer'c and Brother Joseph Leunda, hc started work. qhe church was a little frame building, very small but adequate for the nceds of thc canglegation. There was also St. Louis Chur:h at Yhm- City. Fattic,' Tyrrell was everyhere in a state that is.1 2,00 miles frcml its capital to another point wilhin the state-- Jacksonville today, Miami tomorrow. St. Augustine the ucxt day anti P.'tlul Bea,:h the fourth, auywhere his presence was needed. He started a fund for the erection of a new church in Tampa. a project then on!v a faint hope. In 1897 he an- nounced to hs congregation his: plan of a great church, the finest! in Fh)rida, perhaps the finest in i the South. They were anmzed. He[ went to work, and had the project l well under way when, in 1899, he i was advised of his election as Presi-i dent of Spring Hill College. Spring Hill President Father Tyrrell headed Spring Hill ! South for students, hi 1907, when he trrned the reius of government over to Father Francis X. q'cll- imcyer, he had doulEed the number :of students. The next two years Father Tvrrell spent as a member of the New Or- leans Jesuit Mission Band, giwng missions in Mississippi, Louisiana l"exas, Alabama, Colorado: New York Rhode Island and Connectient. All this time, and during the. prccedin.g years he kept in constant communi- cation with his Tampa friends, and l!t09 saw him back again on the Flm'ida missions, t aveling frmn towu to town, from hamlet to ham- let, constantly hringing the consola- tions of religion to families and in- divhluals miles from ehm:eh and railroad. In 1911 he was transferred to Yhor City, outside Tampa. All Tampa honored Father TyrrelI on October 18 last on the occasion of his golden jubilee as a Jesuit At that time he had just finished a new school at Yhor City and was maMng plans to beautify the church. Shortly afterwards his filial illness started to creep upon him and hc went to Mobile. ' I A just estimate of Father TyrO'eli's character may l)e gathered from a l tribute paid him by .Archbishop Curley, of Baltimore, formerly Bishop of St. Augustine, who in a letter last fall expressing his re- gret that he could not be present at the venerahle Jesuit's golden i juhi]ee observation, said: "I have no hesitation in stat:ng thai the old Peninsula State never knew a finer or more devout priest anit never had one that did bigger things than the old sage ,of Ybor City. I have never met him when he was not in a pleasant mood, and he seemed to ha:e a philosophy of !ife that steered him through the most difficult places in the most success- ful way." CflARLESTON CATHOLICS PASTORAT HELENA, N. C. WELCOME VETERANS DIES AFTER OPERATION K. of C, and Other Organiza- tions Entertain Thirtieth Division Members. Special o ]he Bulletin. Charleston, S. C.The Catholic or- ganizations of Charleston are coop- erating with non-Catholic bodies in extending a welcolne to the Thirtieth Division which is holding its reun- ion in this city. The Knights of Columhus have established a "hut" ,n Colmlbus Hall, and the familiar "Everybody Welcome Everything Free" sign has been hung out. Har- ry Kruse, who served as a K. of C. Father Charles Kneusels Stricken in New York-- Had Just Erected School. Special  to The Bulletin. Helena, N. C.--The funeral of Rev. Charles Kneusels, pastor of the St. Helena and neighboring Catholic missions, who died Jnly 31 at St. Vineent's Hospital, New York City, following an operation theIe, was held here August 4. Services were condueted by Rev. F. 3. McCourt of St. Mary s Pro-Cathedral, Wil- mington, N. C., assisted by Rev. V. F. O'Brien of Durham, N. C., Rev. A. I. Freeman of Gohtsboro, N. C. and R'ev. B. 3. MeDevitt, of Wilming- seereiary overseas is the chairman of the eonmaittee in charge, and a conunittec of ladies is also assist- ng in J.e entertainment of the veterans. Cigarettes, cigars, cold drinks, writing material and other supplies'ave on hand for the .ex- service lncn, Ainong the chaperons for the corn- m'mity dance to be given the visit- mg veterans are Mrs John MeA'hs- ttr and Mrs. "lhomas W. Reynolds of the Council of Catholic Women Mrs. Patrick Carter and Mrs. Frank Moran from the Bishop England Par- cnt-'leacher Associatmn. Mrs. John J. Furlong and Mrs. Charles Deemis of the Catholic War Center, and others, including Mrs. John Catherwood on the general eonmfit- tee. Sister Mary Perpetua and Miss Annie KulinsM of St. Francis In- firmary recently passed the state board examination at Cohunbia and received Registered Nurse diplomas. Both are graduates of the St. Fran- cis Training School for Nurses. A meeting of the Italy Name Soci- ety n',en of Charleston has been call- ed for August to arrange for a dele- gation from this city to the .Holy Name Convention in Washington, Scptemher 18th to 2Oth. Rt. Rev. 3. T. McElroy, V. G.. has written a letter to the Holy Name m'-'n urg!ng a large delegation from Charleston. SUCCEEDS FATHER wILLIBAL ton, N. C. The cloir of St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral furnished the music for the High .Mass and Reguim. The large number of friends pres- ent at the chapel and burial in the nearby cemetery testified to the great Iove and esteem to which Father Kneusels was he1/1 by all who knew him. Father Kneusels was born in* Rhineland Grefeld.', Germany, 58 years ago. He was secretary to t!e general of the religious order of the dominicans for 18 years. He was ordained to the priesthood June 12,. 1911. Soon after his ordination he was. assigned to St. Helena, his con- gregation then consisting of twenty Italian families. At present the con- gregation numbers 190 souls, Italian, Belgian, Hungarian, Dutch and Polish. Father Kncusels had just about completed building a very beautiful and up-to-date school at St. Helena. Mobile Sister Dead Sister Mary Aloysius Relig- ious Forty Years. Special to The Bulletin. Mobile, Ala.Sister Mary Aloysius of the Sisters of the Visitation died late in July in the Visitation Con- vent here where she was a student in her girlhood days and where Father Reuke Pastor at Winston- she entered the religious life forty Salera, N.C. 'ears'ago. Sister Mary Aloysins was ........ ----- . he daughter of a Cuban sugar Winston-Salem, N. C.Rev. Igna-[ flanter and a member of the Ruiz flus Reukc, O. S. B, of Bristol, Va., !amily here. Rev. J. B Doonan, has been named pastor of St. Leo's L J., of Spring Hill Cllege was church here, sueceeditag Very Rev. [ celebrant of the requiem High Mass Millibald-Baumgartner, O. S. B, re-I for the repose of her soul. The cently appointed prior of Belmont lserviees at the grave were conduct- Abbey and vicar-general , of the led by Rev. Daniel J. Lawton, S. 3., Vicariate of North Carolina. l of Spring :Hill Albany Frowns on Klan Georgi City Refuses It Use of Public Auditorium. Special to The Bulletin. Albany, Ga.--The city commis- sion of Albany unanimously refused to allow the municipal building to be used by the Ku Klux Klan for degree work after a petition signed by six Albany taxpayers had been presented asking for the use of the auditorium for Thursday evening. Later it was announced that the klan had secured the use of the mahl auditorium of the Supreme Circle oq Benevolence, a negro fraternal and insurance order. This announcement was succeeded hy one which stated the stage in the negro hall was too small and that the degree work would be held in Tif- ton, a city some miles from Albany. It is said in Albany that the action of the president of the negro or- ganization in granting the klan the use of the hall did not meet with the approval of the executive board and that this was the real reason for the subsequent change to "l'ifton MISSISSIPPI ALUMNAE EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS Federation Sends Sisters to Catholic Un!versity and is Otherwise Active. Special to The Bulletin. ". Vicksburg, Miss.--From the time of its organization seven years ago, the Mississippi Federated Mercy Alumnae have labored with untiring devotedness in fhe cause of Catho- lice education in Mississippi. This association was formed by nniting the Alumnae Associations of the schools taught by Sisters of Mercy in,thestate. It has as its object not only to aid education bfit also to encourage literature and music anaong its members. During the first years of its activity a fund was provided to send several sis- ters to the Catholic University Sum- mer School. From 1920 to the pre- sent year the edueational fund was used to defray the expense of sum- mcr normals conducted tinder state auspices at the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse, Vicksburg; to provide instructors for the musie teachers and to send sixteen sisters to the summer sessions of colleges in other states. The annual yearly budgeL provid- ed by the Alumnae for educational purposes has been $1500.00. Con- sidering financial conditions in fhe majority of the southern states fhe achievements of the Association have been remarkable. Their suc- loess will no doubt furnish encour- agement and inspiration fo others. The sisfers are proud of what their devoted children have accomplished, not only from a financial stand- -point, but also because they are conscious that this work has deve- loped a remarkably efficient and in- telligent leadership among the Ca- tholic women of MissisSippi. f RELIGIOUS PROFESSION AT GREENVILLE, S. C. Sister Mary Carmelita of Ur- suline Nuns Makes Vows Sermon by Fr. Gwynn. Special fo The Bulletin. Greenville, S. C:.--Th e convent chapel was crowded with interested friends July 28 at the Profession of Sister Mary CarmeHta, known in the world as Miss Herminia MorelL Very Roy. A. K. Gwynn, delegat- ed hy the Right Reverend Bishop Russell fo perform the ceremony, was assisted by Rev. Father Mc- Grath of Anderson. Those present were much im- pressed hv Father Gwvnn's sermon on the l)lessing pronised by our Divine Lord to those who left all to follow Him and his explanation of the three vows taken by the newly professed. The procession entered from fhe hall and at conclusion of ceremony passed out of th chapel through the cloister wending its way to the assembly room, where the beautiful psa!m "Ecce Quam Bonum,' was finished. Sister Carmelita is now identified with the Ursuline Con- vent, Greenville, S. C. Rev. Father Poehe S. J. of New Orleans, will give the retreat to the Ursuline nuns-in Greenville be- ginning August 15. Studies will be resumed at Sacred Heart Academy September 8. "CATHOLIC TRANSCRIPT" Of Hartford, Conn., Has Fine New Home. REGISTRATION CLOSING FOR LAYMEN'S RETREAT Plans For Augusta, Retreat Next Week and Macon Week After are Completed Augusta, Ga.--Plans for the relrcal for laymen at Sacred Heart College Augusta, from Thursday even ng, August 21, to Sunday morning August 24, and for women at Mt. de Academy, Macon, from Tuesdas. evening August 26, to Friday morn- ing, August 29, arc completed, dud there  every indication that lhe  1924 retreats will be at least as suc- cessful'-as those of previous .':ars. /icy. llobert T. Bryah, S.'J. of New Orleans, will give the rctrca,s instead of B.ev. John M. McCreauy, iSsJ. as previously announced. "1his the first time Father Byran has given the Georgia retreats, tie s cegai'dcd as one of the most force- ful and eloquent of the Jesuit Fa- thers in the South and has conducL- cd retreats in n:tny parts of the country. Itc was retreat master at Spring Hill College last year when the student body made its annum retreat. Father Bryan has ah'eady arrived in Augusta and after con- ducting the Augusta retreat will go to Macon for the retreat at Mount dc Sales. 'Ihose who intend to make either retreat should fill out the retreat blank in this issue at once. Appli- !cants for the men's retreat should fro'ward it'to 1409 Lamar Building, i: Augusta, Ga., and women desiring to lnake the Macon retreat should mail their applications without de- lay to the Ssters of Mercy, Mount de Sales, Macon. It is necessary ; that the Jesuit Fathers at Sacred Heart College, Augusta, and the Sis- ' ters at Mount de Ses, know before hand how many they nmst be pre- p,'wed to accommodate. ApplicatmnsA  should not arrive later than Monday, August 18. i '1he arrangements at hoth Augusta :and Macon will be the same as last year. In .Augusta the retreat will start Thursday evening after sup- per, supper being scheduled for seven o'clock, after the arrival of the evcniug train from Atlanta. Re- treatants will be provided with lodg- ing and meals; their every want will bc looked after. The retreat wilI close Sunday nmrning after Mass and breakfast. The expenses of the :'retreat will be met hy private volun- tary contributions from .the retreat- ants. The retreat for women at Macon will open the following Tuesday August 26th, after supper, and will close at breakfast Friday morning. The Sisters will provide board and lodging for the retreatants, and the expenses there will be met in the same way as at Augusta. A regular sehedu.lc will be follow- ed: every minute will be oeeulaied and interesting. There will he time' for ingtructions, prayer, meditation, rest, conferences, religious exercises, etc.. all arranged to the hest advant- age, a program based on hundreds of years of experience in conducting retreats. At Augusta Father Ma-.. eready, pastor of Sacred Heart  Church, has turned the college build mg and grounds, over for retreat purposes, and the retreatants will attend a special Mass in the church each morning. Two very successful retreats have already been held at Sacred Heart College which is se- cluded and spacious despite its lo- cation in the city. In Maeoii the women retreatants will have . the beautiful Mount de Sales Academy grounds, building and chapel for thcir retreat, an ideal situation. Practically everyone who made the . retreats in 1923 is making reserva- tions for the 1924 retreat Before they nmde their first retreat they expected to be lonesome in retreat; they were not. They expcted to be imprisoned for three days; they found out that true freedom eon- sists in being free from cares and WOl'ris. They found that the days of the retreat were among the sweetest they ever spent, and they come back year after year. There is room this year for a few others if applications are pr0nptly mailed. Macon Dramatic Club im Holds Outing at Houston x  y'ac'or-, Ga. ' Special to The Bulletin. Macon, Ga.Four new members" wre admitted to. the St. Joseph's Dranmtie Club at its July meeting, i Miss Rebecca Long, Alos, sius Ca2 sidy, Frank Ferry and William C. Joanis. A recitation in Italian dialect by Miss Ceeelia Cassidy lead the program. Others on the prograr were Edward Lackey, Miss Romalda Muldowney, and J. L. Sullivan. Th- program committee for August it Miss Mary Agnes "Cassidy, Mist Mclba Hu[hnanee, Bernard Ferry and Albert E.. Sheridan. The Dramatic Club recently held , Hartford; Conn.In a few weeks a picnic at Houston Factory about , the "Catholic Transcript," official thirty miles from Macon. Dr. and paper of the Diocese of Hartford, Mrs. Elmer' L. Jervis and Mrs. will move into a splendid now $150-IChester A. Zeilder were chaperonesa.  000 building, especially erected for ]Attendance prizes were awarded to if and of which it will be proprie:[Miss Edna Huthnance and D[ Jarvis. tor. The building is now rapidly] A delegation 'of. fourth degree nearing completion, and it is ex-tKnights ot tommnus recently 'at- peeted the "Transcript" will oceupy[t_ended the fourth degree exempli. , it in Septembeg. Iicaion in oacKsonviue, .t