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January 6, 1923     Arkansas Catholic
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THE GUARDIAN !DRUGGIST HEARS A SERMON CONCFJVES PLAN UNIQUE Hannan, D.D.) was a Catholic druggist. struck by the sermon th Sunday before, a had been reviewed of sanctifying whaL the priest about its cleansing the soul conceived the plan of this unique spiritual ac- from a shelf a bottle an extremely long from it into a snmll an eighth of an ounce powder. Eiippmg a over the box ILe went to and took down a bottle acid.,, True, there was an- to describe the kind of is so long and here so un- we may safely pass it concern. Inlo a small two ounces of the acid were rising milky wlfite circlets, tie smiled as he corked the bottle. doubt, of the .urprise he the prie,%. Perhaps, saw an element of humor that he was to be the priest, this time, the next move, then, was to Small vial aml fill it from bottle marked with a red 'hich were the significant ' . "" was 00o00s00onos ,ndec2:t Itad You been th in the odor an was nothing more than fame. The the druggist corked it coat and hat, placed in his pocket, shouted a Words to his clerk, and gait would indicate in- Beyond a doubt, he show the priest that extraordinarily attentive Arrived at the rec- for the pastor and into the parlor. Shortly, a dignified step upon the into the hall to forgetting in his he was violating priest overlooked the :a aduct, perceiving that USual claimed his ..guests_' He invited the visitor to- indicate to him the call. explained how deeply res{ed in the sermon rehearsed how over it at the a happy illustra- him, and repeated he had made of inform- about it. He then re- three chemicals with would b needed to n. He told the tmes of each, evidently at the pastor had not Chemistry he had learn- If I am not mistaken, acid hydrochloric and Powder, phenolptha- the tale correctly, Proper names; even if so, however, we may and see what so anxious to show asked for a glass of Poured all the pew- Then, stirring the powder all dis- containing the dis- to represent the Baptism. In Bap- grace is poured into away all sin. The soul to God, free from sin Was clear an d transpar- stain it again The next .move, U what sin does Soul of man. took from his pock- NEW YORK WAIST HOUSE Little Rock, Arkansas CO. & Tobacco of Arkansas ARKANSAS OF ILLUSTRATION SPIRITUAL PRESCRIPTION et the bottle into which he had poured ammonia Uncorking it, he poured a drop of, the liquid into the water. A faint trace of pink followed its course. ']'his, however, was momentary only; soon it disal)peared. The line of pink was to show what venial sin does to the soul, It has a slightly staining el':, feet but does not steal the innocence that God loves, Mortal sin. however, does rob the soul of :-;anctifying grace. To represent the disastrous action of mortal sin, the illu:trator poured into the 17]as.: a considerable quantity of ammonia and calle[ attention to the fact that the whoie solution had turn> ell a brilliant red. Here was the rep- resentation of the soul staine(I by] mortal sin. I The soul, however, is not doomed t;o remain in this condition. Placing the glass of red liquid upon the table, the the druggist uncorked the bottle of acid. At tirst, he poured only a drop into the crimson olution. A streak of white was visible in the acid's path. hnperfcct contrition was represented here. Without confession it cannot free the soul from mortal sin. Intne. diately, a larger quantity of acid ws mixed with the scarlet solution and it ceased to be red, becoming clear and transparent once again. The Sacra- ment of Penance will do the same for the soul. It takes away mortal sin and restores the soul to innocence. The priest was delighted with th illustration, promised to use it him- self, thanked the druggist for his interest, and commended his relig- ious zeal. The illustrator took his leave a happy man. He had been com- mended for skill in theology. ' THE BAT TOWER OF SAN ANTONIO (Continued from page 9) How I wanted a phonograph to record this unique chorus of thou- sands of voices of gray-headed daddy- bats, strangely blending with the tiny squeaks of the babies clinging to their mothers' neck! From without, the tower appears extremely simple, but its interior construction is most com- plex and arranged to suit the habits of these grotesque creatures. All is strange about bats. From immemorial times the bat has been looked upon as a weird and unclean animal. Bird of ill omen among the Romans, sacred to Proserpina the god- dess of the lower world by the Greeks, it became the symbol of evil spirits in Christian art. The bat is nevertheless a most re- markable subject for study and ob- servation. It is not a bird, but a vivi- parous quadruped and the only one that enjoys the privilege of flying. Its awkward gait as it shuffles along 9n its clawed thumbs and toes plainly shows that its life is aerial. But when the shades of night shroud its lubberly and repulsive shape, the bat appear. a most light- some being, flitting fairy-like around ivied church towers, o'er moon-lit lakes and daisied meadows. It eats, drinks and courts its mate on the wing. The baby bats are not reared in downy nests, but spend the days of their infancy in some dusky recess, hanging by their hind feet downward. At times, however, their mother takes them out for a spin into the brighter twilight without. The young- sters cling to her bosom and are suckled as they swing over the house- tops. When the mother bat wishes to hawk after insects with greater ease, hooks her babies to a branch of a tree and at the early hour of morn, picks them up and returns to her dark home in some lonely church tower or some ruinous buihting. it is a fact worthy of notice, that all winged nmmmah have bdcome moonshiners as if unable to compete .with the'Jr more beautiful and alert d:tylight contemporaries. During the cold winter months, the bats hang in big hunches head downward in cran- nies and nooks of eaves and old build- ings, till they are stirred up from their ,dumbers hy tim hum and ;buzz of spring inscct.q. Erich is the story of the bats we came to see dart forth by the thou- sands ia noiseless and rapid ilight Ifrolu the tower. It was indeed a won- derful sight and experience. The re- turn of the,m countless hosts in tile early hours of the morning, said Dr. Campbell, is even more st)ectacular, a: they swarm in dense flocks around the roost waiting for their chance to slip into their dreary homes. [ It is evident that a mosquito has few chances to survive in the midst' of such an army of sharp and (luiek- eyed enenfies. Ily an ingenious process of experi- ments, it has been ascertained that s bat nmy capture an(1 consunm about 258 mosquitoes per night. 'raking this as a basis for calculation, the bat colony at I,ake Mitchell rated at one hundred thousand, would be able to s]aug'hter every night twenty-five mil- lions eight hundred thousand mos- HEART GARDENS quitoes. , I brought to New Orleans some bat Hearts are gardens, where we sow guano, which is a wtluable fertilizer, Every day such tiny seeds, and examined it under the strong eye And it rests with you, dear heart, of my microscope. With the excep- I Whether you reap flowers or weeds. tion of some traces of night moths, I discovered in the guano naught but the ocelli, fragments of wings and legs of mosquitoes. This is buL another proof of Dr. (',:mpbcll',, theory, that the hats are the natural enemies of the mosquitoes and in consequence the eradicators of the diseases the mosquito transmits. THE IA1BRICANT OF LII,'E What we sow ttmt shall we reap, 'Seeds of peace or discontent, Seeds of helpful, kindly deeds, Seeds of (lays and hours ill-spent. Seeds of love and seeds of hate, Seeds of.rig,t and seeds of wrong, Seeds that we hmst reap with tears, Seeds we garner with a song. Sow the good seeds carefully; Scatter loving thoughts and (leeds, And the garden of your heart Will be filled weeds. tourtesy is the luhricant of life. It P,3"tl{es illi.erc()lll'SO easy between nlan and m:m. Unlike the R,')ckefeller lu- hric:mt, it eost: nothing. The heart is its inexhaustible well. "Life is not' ;a short but thttt there is always time onough for eo_uLe, y, s tys Emerson, In positions of authority weak -rod but an old Gaelic proverb improves ignorant men do greater harm than on mlller,c;()n, for it says: "He that is men who are wanting in virtue. courteous at all, will he courteous to _ all." As a nation, the Irish are noted for their courtesy. They are natural- horn gentlemen. That proverb proves it.--.The Columbian, Columbus, Ohio. The law of human friendship re- quires that you say and do nothing which would give unnecessary pain to a friend.--Cardina; Gihbons. H. O. TOPF DEALER 1N Groceries, Hardware, Dry Goods and Shoes Plantation Supplies 200-202-204-206 EAST WASHINGTON AVENUE NORTH IATTLE ROCK, ARK. i GEYER & ADAMS COMPANY Wholesale Grocers Established 1869--Incorporated 1891 401, 403, 405 and 407 East Markham St. Little Rock, Ark. ATT00ON, BUICK OWNERS Have your car repaired at a shop that does nothing else but Buick work. Mechanics are all Buick Specialists and know the Buick mechanism thoroughly. If your Buicl( ,isn't rming right bring it to us and we will tell you exactB what iwill cost you to put it in first-class shape, R. k SHORT, BUICK SPECIALIST 519 West Maham Phone 4-5623 C. K ROSENBAUM MACHINERY CO. Engines, Boilers, Saw Mills Cotton Ginning Machinery Mill Supplies Little Rock, Ark. NEWBURGER COTTON COMPANY Incorporated Cotton Buyers and Exporters Memphis, Tenn. JOS. NEWBuRGER, President D. W. BROOKS, Vice President W. H. WILLEY, Vice President NORMAN MONAGHAN, Secretary-Treasurer / B- , Page Thirteen GOOD OLD NAMES The following question and answer was printed last week in a Catholic paper: "Q--When a child is baptized must it bear the name of a saint? A --In the New Code of Canon Law it is expressly prescribed that parish priests should take care that a saint's name be giyen in baptism, and if they cannot persuade the parents to give the child a saint's nmne, they must, when administering the sacrament, add the name of a saint, ankl Out both names down in the parish register." We are very glad to report that in our baptismal record books the good old wunes like John, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Margm, et, Katherine, etc., pre- with flowers, not dominate. Once in a while some fad name like Almrnon may slip through, hut the wtst percentage of parents dis- p!ay excellent their offspring. judgment in naming ] ArRONIZE OUR AI)VH,rlSLI,5 ltARRY HOI,T PHONE, 6990 HOLT FURNITURE COMPANY New and Second-Itand Furniture and Stoves Bought, ,Sold and Exchanged Cash or Credit 1019-21-23 West Seventh St. Little Rock, Arkansas n IKE KEMPNER & BROS. 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