The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 10, 1939 · Page 9
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, February 10, 1939
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1D8D. THE DAILY COTTRIER. CONNELLSVILLE. PA- PAGE NINE. POPE PIUS XI, CONSTANT APOSTLE OF PEACE THROUGHOUT WORLD, D'lES; ALL LANDS MOURN Continued li-om Pago One. side and two male nurses were colled. To the astonishment ot everyone, the Pope began to rally, as he had done so often before. Prof. Achille Bonanome, a kidney specialist, was called at 9 P. M. The Pope was resting easily. The two regular physicians made ariangc- mants to spend the night at his bedside, confident that lie had fought oft another threat to his life. «··%· During the evening, crunches in Rome and all parts of the world were well filled with people praying for the Pope's recovery. Tnere was an atmosphere of tension inside the Vatican and many of the attendants were reluctant to go to bed. More than 200 Italian bishops, summoned for the "week-end celebrations, and more than 40 cardinals, were among those who worried and prayed. j" The Pope's condition became suddenly desperate at about 4 A. M. He had been resting satisfactorily, with proclaimed cardinal Jur.e 13, elected Pope February 6, 19 successor to Benedict XV; crowned February 12, 1922, who became his holiness the Pope, bishop o£ H».T,e halting all liaflic. t Four tall candles were placed at the cornets of the Pope's bed. At 7:15 A. M, Cardinal Canah celebrated first mass at a small altar and vicar of Jesjs Chnst, successor I elected in the bedrcom. of St. Peter. As Cardinal Pacclli, now acting head of the church, pronounced hib fateful words, those in the mnei bedroom and tne outer chamber knelt and joined in reciting the do pro- Cundis. The papal chambeilam icmoved the ring of Peter the fisherman from the Pope's hands and gave it to Cui- dinal Pacelli, who put it m a red bag for safekeeping until the first session of the college of cardinals, when it will be broken up to signify the cessation o£ the temporal power of the dead Pope, The cardinal, chief of the chancellery, took the matrix with which the Pope's official pronouncements, or bulls, are sealed and destroyed it as a sign of his death. Dr. Rocchi beside him. The Pope I The penitentiaries of St. Peter's began to mutter unintelligibly. Hocchi started from his chair. Dr. He saw that the end was, near. He at once injected camphor in an effort to strengthen the fluttering heErf. Then he called the Pope's private secictaries. A few minutes later a United Press correspondent standing in the windswept courtyard of the Vatican saw a member of the. papal household emerge from the Pope's private apartments and run toward the governors' building, where Prof. Aminti Milani, for years the Pope's private physician, was ill with n1fiuen;.a: Prof. Milani dressed hastily. Then he and Count Franco Eatti, the Pope's favorite nephew, who had been summoned, could be seen cross- entered the bedroom and with the singing of psalms prepared to dress the Pope's body in ceremonial lobes. The apostolic prothonotary advanced to the center of the room and read the official act attesting the Pope's death snd the identification of the body. A detachment of the Swiss guards, wearing the uniforms which Michelangelo designed, advanced and presented arms to Cardinal Paceili as acting head of the ehurch until the election of the new Pope. The two guards before the Pope's with their swords pointed down in sign of mourning. Relatives and groups of prelates held vigil at the bedside. Orders ing the yard to the private apart- were given to the papal gendarmerie to forbid entrance to the Vatican of ments. High church officials began arriving, including Cardinal Pacelli, the secretary of state, archpriest ot the Vatican basilica and camerlengo of the church. The Pope entered his death agony at 5 A. M. A few minutes before the Pope had been able to enunciate his last protest against death, that he had so much work to do. Monsignor Alfonso Camillo de Romanis, sacrist of Vatican City, arrived at 5:JO A. M. and administered extreme unction. Cardinal kauri, the Pope's private confessor, had been called. But the minutes passed and it was evident the end was near. With the amazing fortitude which was the inheritance of year as a mountain climber in his youth, the Pope rallied again, and murmured "Peace." Monsignor de Homanis confessed him. The Pope kept murmuring in Latin, praying in his last agony. Cardinals, physicians, nurses, prelates and members of the household, along with the Pojpc's nephew, were now in the bedroom, ail.watching the venerable man Jo. whom no mortal - now^could give aid. As they watched, his right hand, lying just.on_the edge of the coverlet, ~2 rnoved-_feebly.'-ThosE-tn_.the bedioom - gazed, fascinated as Ms-hand rose, - trembling, an inch, then two inches - from the covers and make, slowly and weakly, the sign of the cross, imparting the last apostolic benedic- -tion-of his-nearly "17-year reign as the 261st head of the Roman Catholic Church. Thnty seconds later hi.s head inclined gently toward the right side of his pillow. His face relaxed and ho died. One by onc^ those in tho bedioom dropped to their- knees and made the . sign of the cross. Pi of. Milani, the ~- physician who had attended him so long and was kept irom Ihe bedside until the last moment by his own illness, burst into tears. The Pope's hands were crossed on his breast, folded over a crucifix. From the one painting in the room, St. Theresa of the child Jesus looked down upon the Pope's face. The Pope had specially venerated St. Theresa, and prayed to her for health. A white veil was laid over his face. Cardinal Pacelli left the room and returned in his vestments of deep violet red, the color cf mourning. He approached the bed and tenderly removed the veil. An attendant handed him a silver mallet. He leaned' over and tapped the Pope's forehead with the mallet. "Achille!" he called softly--the Pope's baptismal name. Twice he repealed it, each time tapping the Pope's forehead, then he stepped back and said: "Verily, the Pope is dead." Thus passed Achille Ratti, bom at Desio, Italy, May 31, 1857, made archbishop of Milan June 16, 1921; It was Cardinal Pacelh's first duty L, summon the Sacred College for its meetirg. As he and others left, embalmei-E, began to prepare tne body for the throne loom, to lie in state before a lim.ted number of high personages until it is placed in St. Peter's cathe- dial. The embalmeis were ordered to lemove the heart, which will be placed in a special marble urn for burial in the vaults of St. Peter's in event that the Pope's body is buried eisowheie. Members of the diplomatic corps began to arnve to offer their condolences. First was Count Picnatti Morano Di Custoza, Italian ambas- sadoi. The belli o£ St. Peter's and the 400 churches of Rome began to toll and Rome today awoke to mourning for a beloved Pope. By 9 A. M. thousands of people had gathered in front of St. Peter's basilica to show their sorrow. It was not surprising that the Pope was mourned by many people. He had succeeded Benedict XV in 1022 at a time when the new troublous Europe ot the Fascist-Nazi era was just beginning to emerge. He had seen countries lorn by war--particularly Catholic Spain, where in his closing years, Catholic had fought Catholic in the most tragic civil war private apartment stood at attention i of the times, where churches had been desecrated and burned and people whom he regarded as his children had died by hundreds of thousands or had been driven homeless to wander over the country. Ke was a strong man in his youth, and he refused to admit even in his last years that he had to give way to age. While his mountain climbing ol any but authorised persons. By 6:50 the visiting cardinals were beginning to arrive, the bedroom singly, They knelt, entered themselves, kissed the Pope's hands and withdrew, walking backwards. ' The police commissioner of the district of St. Peter's was notified formally of the death. He notified police headquarters of Rome, who sent news of the Pope's passing to King Victor Emmanuel and Premier Bcnito Mussolini. Carjbiniers and police drew a cordon and isolated St. Peter's square, ciosscd his early years, when he was a famous Alpinist, helped him to fight illness, his own indomitable deter- miniition to do .his work had at the same tune weakened him, and again and again threatened bis life. Even so late as yesterday, it had been necessary for his physician to persuade him to keep to his bed. His cardiac asthma which affected his heart and circulation was at the seat of his illness. · Roofing Paper · Roofing Cement · Galvanized and Copper Nails · Patching Plaster · Window Glass · Putty · Caulking Compound · Tools for any repair job or fine cabinet work. HARDWARE CO. Thone135 · T)cttrery Anywhere. BRADLEY KNITWEAR These perfect fitting and perfectly lovely Bradley knit frocks are ideal for year "rotmd wear. Their sleek lines and popular fashion details will make you want to bay two. Come early for the best selection, as such tempting bargains can't possibly last long'. LADIES' DEPARTMENT CONTINENTAL STORE Youth Rescued From Well I ARMY ENGINEERS GET PHOTOS OF YOUGH FLOOD DJAM REGION The^ead and shoulders of Edward Carr, Jr., 21, who allegedly attempted suicide by leaping into a 480-foot deep artesian well, appears as he was raised Ui surface, Carr is pictured (inset) after being raised from the San Francisco -well forty feet from the surface where he was caught Father of 28th Child. CONWAY, S. C., Feb. 10.--E. J. Roberts, 69, is a rival of the old woman who lived in the shoe .-,o far as children are concerned. With the 3ir£h of a baby girl by/ his wife, the farmer claimed his 28th child. He las been married twice. Loses Food Taste, Suicide. KANSAS CITY, Feb. 10.--Le Mills, 67, left a note for his wife-- "f can never taste food again"--then sat in his partly filled bathtub arid shot himself. 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