University of Notre Dame


1914 Oct. 2
Scott, Joseph: Los Angeles, California
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Scott thanks Hudson for his generous references to his San Mateo speech in the Ave Maria.

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1914 Oct. 8
E(gan), M(aurice) F(rancis): Copenhagen, (Denmark)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

The horrors of war are near them and it becomes doubtful whether Denmark can be kept out of the struggle. It was not easy for him to escape from the hospital and face the passage. He could not have done it had not Mrs. Egan accompanied him. They are awaiting news from Antwerp. The Belgian Minister told him that Belgium would resist until the last man. Time must be gained in order to strengthen the English and French armies. That terrible atrocities have been committed in Belgium there is no doubt, but both sides exaggerate terribly. In the convents here the division between the sisters of various nationalities almost amounts to a schism. He sends a rough translation of an article by Johannes Jorgensen. They are very busy helping stranded Americans and other people. Last month they spent $10,000 on telegrams alone. The poverty here is very great. He hears a new picture of Father (John W.) Cavanaugh has been made. He hopes it is better than his by Gregori. He sends a bust in plaster done by Friburger. Egan did not forget Brother Marselinus in his prayers.

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1914 Oct. 8
Ireland, Archbishop John of: St. Paul, (Minnesota)
 to Father John Talbot Smith: Dobbs Ferry, New York)

Ireland thanks Smith for his kind remembrance and for the copy of "The Black Cardinal". He will look through it although he does not have time for reading fiction. He has just finished Smith's articles on "Catholic Journalism" in the Catholic Extension. He is delighted not only because he speaks so kindly of himself but for its literary and historic value. Every line is absolute truth. No one else could write so correctly. He wishes that Smith would put them in book form. Smith's appreciation of the School discussion in the New York Consitutional Convention is correct as far as it goes. The question of the so-called sectarian school would not have been prohibited if it were not for the Catholic delgation from New York City who declared before the convention that they would be satisfied "if appropriations of money allowed school and institutions were not forbidden." Ireland has this from Judge ( ) Lewis of Buffalo who said that if it had not been for the intervention of the delegation from New York they would have carried the convention and have the prohibition against sectarian schools eliminated. At that time the authorities in New York were opposed to any compromise such as Ireland was advocating and they took the occasion to kill the compromise in Poughkeepsie and West Troy and indirectly through the Union who were only too willing to copy New York.

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1914 Oct. 10
Maes, Bishop Camillus P(aul): Covington, (Kentucky)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The war spoiled the largest part of his trip abroad. He had to leave his brother's villa in the suburbs of Antwerp at 12 hours' notice, and he was prevented from reaching his relatives in Courtrai. Father (Jules A.M.) DeBecker was arrested in Louvain as a hostage with twenty other priests and was condemned to death, but saved by the United States Minister. The American flag spared the American College of Louvain from destruction—this is not for publication except the latter item. Antwerp has fallen, and three hundred thousand men have already been killed.

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1914 Oct. 17
Seton, (Archbishop) Robert:
Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md.
 to Father John (W.) Cavanaugh, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received word last evening by mail from New York that the heirlooms had come safely and in good condition. He returns thanks for the restitution and the invitation. He is sincerely glad of the prosperity of Notre Dame. He is not yet settled; would that he could find something among his documents and papers to add to what Prof. (James F.) Edwards got from him for Bishops' Memorial Hall. He wrote to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.) the other day.

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1914 Oct. 28

Putnam's, G.P., Sons New York, (New York)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Hudson in a review of a volume by Dr. McKim desires to know whether Putnam's desire to be known as publishers of anti-Catholic literature in the United States. Putnam's have no desire to be known as opponents of the Catholic Church. The publication of (Randolph Harrison) McKim's book does not imply that the publishers find themselves in accord with the author's conclusions or strictures. They have in their catalogue a number of books by scholarly Catholics. The writer of this letter has himself warm friends among scholarly Catholics. They will send a list of books by Catholic writers shortly.

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1914 Oct. 29
Hall, Joseph Post: Newark, Ohio
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The enclosed (no enclosure) was distributed through the city last night particularly at the doors and places of Catholic business. It is evidence of the activity of this iniquitous association of fanatics known as the "Guardians of Liberty." In view of the activity of the Protestant ministers in the present political campaign, principle #3 seems something of a farce. It presumes to dictate to the voters of this state a ballot which they should take to the polls with them Principle #4 seems about as timely as a proposed government expedition to the seat of the European war to settle the horrible disturbance there.

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1914 Oct. 31
(Hudson, C.S.C., Father Daniel E.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
(G.P. Putnam's Sons)(New York, New York)

Hudson is pleased to receive their assurance that they have no desire to be known as opponents of the Catholic Church. Hudson did not assume that they held views which Dr. (Randolph Harrison) McKim expressed, but he maintains that by issuing such a book they give the impression that they are not adverse to disseminating literature that is anti-Catholic. McKim's book is not scholarly and if the London "Athenaeum" were to review the volume it would be apt to treat it as Hudson has done. They do not realize thay they have given any offense and it is impossible for them to understand what Catholicism is to Catholics.

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