The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, May 24, 1895, Image 3

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    Clutch of Rome
CHAPTER XXII. Continued.
When be aoke it wu nearly noun
After a hurried he nought
hi wife's room. lie found her reclin
logon a couch, and dresed in a gow
Of some soft, white material. She ha!
aroe a her hut. band came into the
room, and the delicate flueh on her (tale,
wasted cheek, and the happy light in
'her eyes, together with the general a
of peaceful repose about her, told him
that his promise of the early morning
had been sufficient to bring to the
bleeding conscience of his wife the
balm It needed.
After a time he asked her where he
would be likely to find the young priest
who was already In her confidence,
She directed him to Father St. John
residence, and soon after, with a gentle
caress, he left her.
Before leavin-' the house. Senator
Maxwell went to his sister's room, and
in a few words acquainted her with
what had passed between himself and
wife, and the cause of her sudden 111
ness of the night before, and of his in
tontlon to have their union solemnized
that very afternoon by the church, to
Insure the happiness of his wife who
loved him well enough to go to what
she believed her doom with him. An
exnression of alarm gathered over
Martha's face as her brother was speak
log. When he had concluded, she said
"James, do not, I implore you, add to
the harvest of bitterness you are gather
ing home, by sinning further against
your Maker, by bringing an envoy of
the scarlet woman into the house, to
drag you down to destruction, for this
perturbation of spirit from which your
wife is suffering is all a snare of the
"Martha," said her brother, sternly,
"do you mean to Insinuate that my w ife
Is acting a part?"
"Your wife, James, Is under the con'
trol of the evil one and hi priests. You
ought to be the one, If you love her as
you say you do, to drag her from them,
instead of going at her bidding tode'
struction with her."
Senator Maxwell wa more amuse
than angry.
"Martha," he said, "will you be kind
enough to direct me to the proper
course of action in this matter, accord
Ing to your idea?"
"I can put you In the right path, in a
very few words, brother. Finish up
the good work you commenced yester
day, when you turned that female papist
out of the house, by casting into the
water of the bay those prayer-booics o'
the devil your misguided wife calls a
rosary, and those graven 1ms ges she
worships, and forbid her, with a hus
band's authority, to ever again enter a
Roman Catholic church; and publish
an edict that any Catholic priest caught
entering our gates thall be given up to
the law as a malicious trespasser; and
then bring in an honest, God fear
ing Presbyterian minister, and let him,
even at this late hour, join you two to
gether in the sight of God. Yea, I have
never been easy in my mind, James,
that nothing but the civil law binds you
and this alien woman, whom it is your
duty to save since you have taken her
to wife, together. You are an unre-
generate descendant of a loDg line of
honest, God-fearing Presbyterian an
cestors, James, or you would never have
taken this stranger woman to wife with
out theBa"nctlon of the Lord. What
He join together no man may put
"I find that, after all, you are much
of the same opinion as my wife,
"James," interrupted his sister,
Bternly, " 'ye must ain gain yer own
wicked gait.' I can only hope that God,
in His mercy, will not curse you for the
work you are contemplating this day."
"Martha," said her brother, calmly,
as he moved toward the door, "I would
rather risk my immortal soul with my
wife and the priests ten times over,
than have your bard, pious heart."
And as the door closed after him,
Martha buried her face Ic her hands
and wept; and she made up her mind to
go back to her own home in the far
east, lest the evil one get dominion over
her also.
Senator Maxwell, on leaving the
house, met Dr. Wood coming up the
steps. He told the doctor of the evi
dent improvement in his wife's condi
tion, and that he was going to comply
wih her wishes. Dr. Wood commended
his course, and, in atswer to the sena
tor's request, said he would remain un
til his return. Behind his swift horses,
Senator Maxwell soon arrived at Fa
ther St. John's residence. Mrs. Globs
ushered him into the little parlor. He
had not long to wait, and the bitter
words which were forming on his lips,
died away when the young priest came
into the rcom.
Father St. John had been performing
some service of the church, and he still
wore his long black cassock. His face
was very pale, and his large black eyes
had that Indescribable look in them
which denoted a troubled mind at vari
ance with the enforced occupation of
the body.
phy idognonay, and mw at a glance that
the man b fore hint u na canting
bigot, and that tome deep care was
resting upon him.
"You are Father St. John?" he aiJ,
The priest inclined hi bead, inviting
hi visitor to be seated. The senator
"rather St. John, I have come to
take you to my house to read the re
ligious ceremony of jour church over
the union of myself and wife, tot to
save the of a dead abbess, which,
according to the presumptuous judg
ment of you priest, i suffering purga
torial horror on ou account; and not
because my marital relation are not as
pure in the judgment of God a if all the
prieeU or ministers in Christendom had
united us. Yea, I have more confidence
in the wise judgment of mv Creator
than to believe He delegates III oer
and endow with pruscience a favored
few of Hi creatures; but because you
(I do you justice, to think by order of
your superiors), in my absence, stole
into my house, and with your dogmas
and doctrine so worked upon the too
credulous mind of my wife, that you
have made it Impossible for her to even
live happy with me again, till thl ser
vice 1 performed. Itest assured, It is
to save the life of my wife, which you
have endangered, that I consent to this.
If you priest had done thl thing on a
moral basis only, I could have forgiven
you, even to the baptism 01 my cnu
dren. Your polished archbishop visited
me in Washington. He baited hi hook
well. I confess I nibbled it; but he
has used so much bait that I am nause
ated, and shall never swallow the hook,
for I, and not my wife, was tho big fish
you priests were trying to catch."
"Senator Maxwell," said St. John
"I, of course, understand all the pur
port of the archbishop's visit to you i
Washington. Will you believe me,
when I say that I am glad this scheme
of the church has failed? and that I
sincere when I say that I cannot find
words to tell you how deeply I regret
the circumstances of my being a priest
forced me to enter your home in the
performance of my duty? For I, also,
have the fault, if fault it be, of trusting
many things to the judgment and mercy
of God."
Senator Maxwell looked at the young
priest searchlngly a minute, extended
his hand, and said:
"I believe you to be sincere; and now
let us hasten to my wife."
Looking at the pries', as he eat op
uosite him In the carriage, senator
Maxwell became convinced that he was
suffering from some mental or physical
"You look as if you had troubles,
too," he said.
Father St. John's face flushed.
"A priest's life has its troubles and
perplexities like the lives of other
men,'' he said.
The senator respected his reticence
and silence fell between the two men
during the remainder of the ride,
Martha was on the alert, and when
her brother and the priest entered the
house she shut herself in her room
After a lapse of time, she heard foot
steps and low voices, and she knew that
the ceremony was over and that her
brother was escorting the priest to the
lower hall.
"O, God, forgive them," she murmur
ed, with clasped hands, "they know not
what they do."
In response to a light tap on the door,
she opened it to admit Anna, the maid.
"Oh, Anna," she exclaimed, as she
pulled the girl into the room, "this
house is built upon the sand, it will
urtly fall."
"Oh. I don't know. Ma'am, I think
the troubles will soon be over. Mrs.
Maxwell looks almost like her old self,
already. I hate, popery, but I think
under the circumstances Mr. Maxwell
has done a very sensible thing. Let's
trust In the Lord. In any case, we
haven't that yellow-eyed governess
around; but I came to tell you, Miss,
that Dr. Wood is In the drawing-room
waiting to 6ee you."
"Dr. Wood," said Miss Martha, "has
he just come?"
Bless you, no, Ma'am; he stood up
along with me while the service was
going on."
Martha, with a withering look at the
girl, opened the door as a hint that she
was to go.
"Miss Maxwell!" the girl began)
humbly, "'I know "
"Will you please not detain me
longer?" said Miss Maxwell.
Anna tossed her head and left the
room. Martha's first Impulse was to
Ignore Dr. Wood; her second, to let
him feel the weight of her indignation.
The doctor had waited to ask her to
ride with him on the morrow.
"No, thank you, sir;" she said, "to
morrow I shall be busy getting my be
longings together and making arrange
ments to go back to my own home."
"What!" exclaimed the doctor, "isn't
this a sudden resolve?"
"I have been aware, sir, that my
brother's house was no place for me,
and the ceremony of today, which I am
informed you took part in, has made it
plain to me that the time has come for
me to depart."
"My dear lady," said the doctor,
a:id' I ..
j soon ho you that-
Martha iw, grim and forbidding.
"You hav cot the potaer, air, to con
vince me of anythlr.g. I thank God, a
home, aboee threshold no unbeliever,
no papists, can rniw, aalu me. Good
bye, sir."
Dr. Wood had long felt an attraction,
which he had tfu-n tried to account
for, for thl sharp tongued womn, who
wa a different from the weak little
bundle of nerve he hd married some
tMrty ) ears ago, ard who had died with
her fi.-t child, a a buttercup and
prickly iiear. Like a flash. It came to
him that he would ask this nervelers
woman to be Li wife.
He Intercepted her exit from the
room, and said:
"Mis Martha, don't go away; I want
you to be my wife."
She stared at him a moment in dumb
surprise, acd then exclaimed: "Dr.
Wood, I am a lonely old maid, whom
noliody carvs much about, but I would
rather live solitary and lonely, double
the year I have, than pas the re
mainder of my life with you. A a
scoffer, you were bad enough; but I did
not think you wore wicked enough to
stand up with my poor deluded brother,
and aid him to make a compact with
the evil one, and then ask mo to marry
jou. Get thee behind me, satan," and
she stalked out of the room.
"I believe I've made a lucky eseaie,"
said the doctor to himself, as ho looked
after her, with a smile that showed the
Hash of hi white teeth.
The next morning, Martha packed
her trunk and bade a solemn farewell
to her brother' household. It was with
a feeling of relief thut Senator Maxwell
bought his sister' ticket and saw her
on board tho train. As a boy, he had
stocd in awe of his austere cider sister,
and tho separation of over twenty years
had not tended to increase his affection
beyond the natural ties of blood. Every
Christmas when Martha received tho
largo sum of money which had come to
her so many years, she had come to
look upon it as her due, she murmurs:
"Poor James; may the Lord have mercy
on his shortcomings, at the last."
The evening of Martha's departure,
Senator Maxwell went to tho residence
of the archbishop. His grace read the
name on the card the servant had
brought him, and hastened to his visitor.
Ashe entered the reception room, Sena
tor Maxwell arose from his chair and
bowed, coldly, Ignoring the archbish
op's extended hand. His grace saw at
once some change had taken place In
the attitude of the senator toward him
self, since he had left him in Washing
ton. "I was not aware of your being in San
Francisco," he said; "please be seated."
Senator Maxwell declined the offered
seat, and said, sarcastically:
I am surprised at your ignorance,
You are not aware, then, that my wife
and I were yesterday, after ten long
years of concubinage, sanctified and
united, according to your holy church?''
Then, without giving the astonished
prelate time to speak, his gathered and
long-suppressed wrath burst forth. The
archbishop, pale with anger and mor
tification, broke an ominous silence
which had fallen between the two men,
by saying:
"No good, 6ir, cao come by these re-
crlmltatlons. I shall continue to ad
vance the interests of the church in
every way in my power, while my life
lasts. Now, before we patt, I have to
tell you that property to the valuo of
some $300,000 has lately come to your
wife, by the death of her mother's
adopted daughter, who willed all she
died possessed of to your wife. This
property is held in trust for her by a
bishop in Spain. It will be delivered
when the claimant demands it."
"How long, Bir," said Senator Max
well, dryly, "have you been aware of
For several months, sir," said his
'It is rather singular that the legatee
herself was not notified," said Senator
Maxwell, as he prepared to go. "More
over, 1 will not ask your grace to ex
plain the business acts of your priests.
I might give the sum of money to be
expended in masses for the souls you
say are In purgatory, that of the abbess
in particular, but "
'We don't want this money, sir," in
terrupted the archbishop, "or, I assure
you, we could have kept it, and you
never would have been the wiser.
Good night, sir.
'Good night, your grace," said the
senator, icily, as he left the room.
Faint whisperings floated among San
Francisco society, that some trouble,
owing to the difference of religious be
lief, had disturbed the peace of the
Maxwell family. I
"These mixed marriages, you know,
are sure to prove troublesome."
But these who knew the true state of
affairs kept their own counsel, and so
ciety soon forgot.
The last dark day cf Lent fled, and
the devotees of pleasure and fashion
emerged from their retirement, re
freshed and radiant, at the bidding of
wo of their brilliant band who were to
join hands and hearts, for better or
The palatial retidence of the bride's
parents was ablaze with light from
basement to roof. Inside, the wedding j
guests awaited the coming of the bride, 1
' : J a; L..' ' k.n.c of swat in
" -- m
draperies and rxotle bloaom that
form, il U,a bridal d.H-oralloiia of room
that had extorts hcetned to have ex
hausttd all the artlslio reioimts of
wealth In th ir furnishing
Mr. Olm y, a usual, flirting languid
ly with some society men, and her hus
band, aere among the guest. The
strain of ".older OhrV were floating
a L. L. ..... .
larvuga me room, sir, u:ney, inner
Worth gown and diamond, thought of
her own brldtl, looked at her tu sWd
who wa leaning over the chair of
fair lJy and flinging woelety froth from
botwien hi mountachod lls, for he
bent lit, and the curl of her lip turn.-
to a languid smile, as some remark of
her companion drew her attention to
llllllH. f.
"There U that pretty little artist.
Flora Hutiw, among the lady singer,
see, ho said, with a wtvo of Mr. Ol
ney' fan In their direction.
J no ladles commenced to sing the
bridal ehoru from "Lohengrin." Mr,
Olney' slim finger closed with destruo
tive force among tho bouquet of rose on
her lap, a the bridal procession, pre
ceded by hi grace the archbishop, the
vicar general and Father St. John, came
through the rooms; for Mr. Olney wa
never easy In tho presence of the two
who had thrust tho keen dart of hu
mlllution into her soul. Darts, which
she herself had Mlntcd.
After the ceremony, Father St. John
made his way slowly among tho bril
liant throng, exchanging a few words
here and there, to whore Flora stood
alone, looking with an artist' eye at
the graceful fancies of the decorator
but the priest saw nothing of the beauty
around him except the girl herself, in
her gown of peach bloom creiw, with a
cluster of s cot-pea blossoms on her
Ui seen by her, the priest had reached
her side, when the youth who had been
her escort to the Mardl Gras ball came
up to her, requesting her to make tho
tour of tho rooms with him. Tho girl
turned to tuko the offered arm of the
young gentleman, and encountered tho
gaze of Father St. John fixed lhtintly
upon her. Something In his look visibly
affected her, for her face paled and her
purplish eyes dilated, and she half
ithdrew her arm from that of the
Father St. John, recalled to himself
by her action and her expression, said
a few words relative to tho festivities of
the occasion, bade them good evening
and passed on. A little distance away
a pair of glowing black eyes, half hid by
their heavy lids, noted the little scene,
whicli the pr .est knew was the climax
of his life.
He had felt an almost uncontrollable
Impulse to snatch the girl from the
youth's side, when he saw her link her
arm in his, and the look on her face, as
she bad suddenly encountered hlsgazo,
told Father St, John that every throb
of tbo girl' heart, disguise it as she
would, was for him only. Standing in
the center of the salon were the bride
and groom, with a radiant happiness
he had assisted to confirm, shining like
a halo around them. A Protestant
minister, with hi wife on his arm and
his two lovely daughters beside them,
were offering congratulations.
Why does our church alone deny this
right of marriage to her priests, he
thought. Are we holler or better than
the ministers of other creeds? Surely
not, ho thought, as he watchid the
noble-browed minister smiling upon his
wife and daughters, as they moved
away from the vicinity of the bride and
groom; and the resolution which had
come and gone in the troubled mind of
the priest so many times in the last
few months, came to him tonight, in
this gorgeous gathering, whete Hymen
was the feted guest, never to leave him
He paused in his progress through
the rooms to let a throng of people pass.
A silken rustle and a light tap of a fan
caused him to turn, to encounter Mrs.
Olney's pallid face and gleaming eyes.
Something in the face of the priest ar
rested her half-formed, sarcastic words.
Shading her face with her fan, she
"I saw the little love scene tonight,
with yourself In the title role. Why do
you struggle against fate? You are
not the stuff priests are made of. Why
not free yourself of your shackles?
There are plenty who wear them con
tentedly or lightly; lot them, but you "
"Madam," said the priest, "I have
partly anticipated your advice. All
tho world will toon know what I am
telling you now in cojfidence, that in
all probability I have tonight performed
my last priestly office."
They were standing comparatively
alone behind a screen oi feathery palms
and banks of flowers.
"Ab," said Mrs. Olney, beneath her
breath, "you will marry that girl."
Then, all that was womanly in this
beautiful Eve came to the surface, as
she looked at the pale, careworn face of
the priest she had once tried to ruin.
"I sincerely hope you will be happy,
Father St. John, believe me; I am truly
glad Providence interfered once on a
time, and that you resisted all tempta
tion afterward; and can you forgive me
for forgetting my womanhood?" and she
held out her perfectly gloved hand.
The priest took the offered hand, say-
"Mrs. Olney, I proved myself weak
enoiifcU waen 1 waa . w teeu,. ..
Forgive my harbDes torou. Forgive,
and let u forget," and ha ral-cj her
band U bl Hp, bade her adieu and
hastened (nun tho house.
Father St. Joho had scarcely reached
hi home, wlien the door bell ummoiied
him to the door. Senator Maxwell'
carriage wa at the gate and a servant
had I en dirpotvhed to bring the priori
to hi residence to perform tho rite of
baptism. The coachman drove at a
rapid pace, for ho had order to lose no
St. John wa ushered at onco to Mr.
Maxwell' room. The senator met
hi in at the door, and conducted him to
where a woman sat with a little flicker
ing life resting on a pillow in her lap,
that bad made It advent Into the
world a few hour liefore. Dr. Wood,
grave and anxious looking, came from
an adjoining room, looked at the little
creature, and whispered to the priest to
bo quick.
Senator Maxwell remained by hi
wifo while tho priest erformed tie
oltloo. It wa soon over and Dr. Wood
went back to the mother and told her
that the child still lived and wa bap
li.ed. Mr. Maxwell had hovered be
tween life and death for many hour,
but science had conquered. When they
told her that her babo could not live,
her husband read the piteous appeal In
her eye, and had sent for Father St,
Senator Maxwell left hi wife In tho
doctor' caro and went to look at hi
child, Tho priest and the nurse were
silently watching the little creature
give up the gift of life, ere it knew it
hud possessed it. All at onco tho tiny
spark went out. Senator Maxwell
placed bis hand on the priest's shoulder
and said bitterly:
"Rule or ruin, but, thank God, my
wife will live."
St. John turned to gather together
the articles ho had brought with him,
preparatory to taking his departure and
Senator Maxwell saw that hi large
black eye were moist. He was touched
at his evident smypathy. Ho accom
panied the priest out of tho room.
When they reached tho lower floor Fa
ther St. John stopped suddenly and
said, and his face grew as pale as ashes:
"Senator Maxwell, last night I as
sisted at a nuptial service. This morn
ing I have shrived tbo sinless soul of a
dying Infant. It is the lust priestly
office I shall perform."
In answer to tho Senator's exclama
tion of surprUe, he said:
"I am, virtually, no longer a priest.
In a few hours I shall state my case to
the archbishop. I have become con
vinced that I am not fitted for a priest,
and 1 long for a llfu out In tho world.
When I am formally released from my
obligation, I shall leave the city for a
while, for the purpose of looking around
me a lhtle. I have some money at in
terest, left me by my mother, and 1
love the country, and I think I would
like to become a grower of fruit."
A thought seemed to strike Senator
Maxwell, for he said: "Step in here,
St. John, I havo something to propose
to you," and he led tho way to the ante
room. "You are, porhap, aware that
my wifo has considerable property
awaiting her claim in Spain," he said,
and for various reasons I shall be un-
ble to leave the country for some time.
shall be gl; d to appoint you my agent
to go to Spain and attend to this busi
ness for me. I will give you so large a
percentage that on your return you
in settle comfortably where you will."
Father St. John, gladly, and with
many thanks, accepted the senator'
offer. Then he said:
"1 will give you my confidence In full,
Then he told his new and strangely
made friend of the love that had taken
possession of his life, and how be knew
that love was returned; and that his
ideal of a future happy life was to call
that pure, young, womanly girl his
'And your kindness, sir," he said
with much emotion, "will enable me to
do this as soon as my connection with
the church as priest is severed."
On reaching bis home, after saying
good-bye to Senator Maxwell, Father
St. John tried to gain a few hours'
sleep, but the thoughts of the great
change he was about to make in his
life, and of his coming interview with
the archbishop, mde this imporsible.
So, very early in tho morning, he
sought the residence of the archbishop.
On arrival, he was informed that bis
grace was just finishing his morning
meal. Ho had tot long to wait for the
appearance of the archbishop, who
listened to him calmly and without
comment to the end. Whatever of sur
prise or indignation the archbishop
may have felt, his cold exterior gave no
sign, and to the surprise of Father St.
John, who expected a stormy scene, he
said, with his expressive eyes which
the gloomy brooding shade had deepen
ed In, since his last ktsrview with
Senator Maxwell fixed ;ntently upon
the young man's fuce:
"I suppose you have weighed this
well, St. John? Remember, there have
been many instances where priests, im
pelled by the motive which is actuating
you, left the priesthood and have been
glad to be reinstated."
"Yes, your grace," said St, John, "I
have pondered over this matter long,
and have weighed it well, and I do not
;' . ' il ,l
thick It poalmV, with Flora Hume by
my ldo, U) n grt my invent life."
The archbishop amllcd.
"They all had Flora Iluue," ho said,
"but enough, St. John. I have long
alneo mn you are not calculated for
the lifo of a priet. F.vervlhlng shall
bo done t release you a quickly a
polblo fro n your obligation. Have
you decided opoo a future career?"
Then St. John, with miiu emlnrrasn
n lent, told him of hi compact with
Senator Maxwell. The archblrhopcol
ored aud bit hi lip.
"Well, St. John," ho said, bfler a
pause', "you are the one to reap
much benefit from the labor thechurcQ
ha been per'ormlng the tat few
mouth. Trim, he adJed, quickly, and
byway of parenthesis, "we havo com
pelled Senator Maxwell to do hi duty,
and hi wife I back In the church,
where she tlongs," and In the same
breath be said;
"Well, St John, you deserve your re
ward. I am glad you do not wish to
leave the church entirely. I will seo
the vicar general at once, and as soon
a Kslblo everything shall ho a you
wish," and rising ard extending his
hand to tho young man, "I shall bo
pleased to unite you to thl young girl
St. John clasod the hand of the arch
bishop and thanked him. Ho went di
rect from the episcopal resldenco to
Flora Hume's cottage, Sho had finish
ed her morning duties, and was dressed
to go out for her painting lot-son, when
Father St. John arrlvod at the house.
She was somewhat surprised to stio
him, for ho knew It to bo her lesson
day. St. John noticed that her eyos
were heavy and that tho flush which
dyed her chocks crimson, when, In an
swer to hi ring, sho had opened tho
door to find him standing before her,
ebbed away as suddenly as it had come,
leaving her marble pale. Her eyes,
too, avoided his face.
Flora," he said, when they had
stepped from the hall to the parlor, "I
won't detain yoa long; I am come to
tell you that I am going to leave Cali
fornia for along time."
"Going to leave California?" she said,
faintly. Then, bravely, but ending
with a little hysterical sob, "Good-bye,
ur reverence."
"Flora," ho said, watching her with
that selfish exultation shining in hla
eyes, which men foci when drawing
from the woman they love, her inmost
fueling regarding themselves, when
they know their love Is returned, "I
saw In that tell tale face of yours, last
night, that you still love me beyond all
else on earth."
Thei she drew herself up proudly and
looked at him with flashing eyes.
"Father St. John," she said, "you
might have spared mo that cruel
thrust "
"Ah, but, darling," he Interrupted,
"It fills mo with unspeakable rapture
to know that you love me, for I am free,
Flora, free to loe you with my wholo
soul, and to make you my wifo, for I am
no longer a priest. Come to mo, Flora,"
and he held out his arms. "Flora,
Flora," he repeated to the dazed girl,
"can't you understand? I am to longer
a priest "
Then, seeing great love and truth and
honor shining In the eyes so Intently
fixed on her own, she fluttered like a
tired dove toward him.
In less than a month they were mar
ried In the Church-of tho Blessed Sac
rament, by the arcttbtxhop, assisted by
the new pastor, In the pretence of Mar
garet and a few friends.
Poor Mrs Glbbs, who shed bitter
tears wh-sn sho found her iuol had
stepped down from his high estate to
bo Mime a mortal among mortals, was
Installed as housekeeper for Margiret
till the return of the young couple from
Archbishop O'Cmor wrote to Car
dinal Pizanl that all hope of Senator
Maxwell's becoming president of the
United States must be abandoned.
"However," he wro',o, "we still have
a bright future before us. Tbo time
must come when a ni w vicar of Christ
will arise from th-s ashes of the old.
You kno the significance of that."
The cardinal had not tecome recon
ciled to the nmcarrisge of the great
(Continued on Pa;e 4.)
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