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Thirty-four i CAN BE EXPLAINED INTEI, LI- GIBLY THE GUARDIAN ! i And yet the Catholic principle can be.quite intelligibly explained. When a man oncerealizes that the Catholic Church is?the one divinelx instituted religion which all ought to join, it be- comes clear that he (:an have nothing to do with other rel'igions which of their very nature stand in rivalr. and opposition to it. Every other religion, - whatever truth it may contain, is eith- er false in so far as it contradicts the Catholic/religion, or inadequate and defectiw in so far :ts it deni6s or : leaves something out In, particular, the Protestant sects came into exist- ence by an act of revolt against the Catholic Church; and Imwevcr toler- ant and easy-going.they nmy have be- com.e in course of time, they remain rebel-religious and fall into the cate- gory of alien enemies. For this rea- son, just as St. John tells us that we are to have nothing to do with a here- tic, and, not even say Godspeed to him; even so in our more urbane and cul- tured days we have o follow the prin- ciple underlying that drastic' apostolic precept. We can be as civil as w.e like .to people who are Protestants. but We cannot possibly have anything to do with their religious doings Hence arises the principle which forbids w/hat is called qcommunicatio in sacris" As AI Example If some Catholics and Protestants happened to be wrecked in a desert island, there wbuht be no harm in their saying some family prayers to- getheg, provided no Protestantism was introduced into them; for this would be quite a private" convenience, and not connected with any church. But as soon as the official entity of a :Protestant church or denomination qnters in, there the Catholic must say: "I have nothing to do with this non- Catholic institution, nor do I take part in anything which proceeds from it; whether in the way of services, or ceremonies, or concerts got up in aid ), of that church." Effective Retort Geneva the Earl of Balfour, at the extraordinary session of the League] of Nations Council, withdrew the Brit- ish Memorandum regarding the corn- HOMF OF TIlE PAPAL APOSTOLIC DELE(ATE at Washington, l). C., presented by the Catholics of the United States. fin, and can talk about it with firmness recognition. It is a mutual act. Its and self-confidence. Outsiders are, as" rendition demands an equal return. a rule, quite eager to listen to a man. The duty to give it entails the right and played on wierd instruments made of bamboo and snake skin, untuneful and n%lancholy. "Girls in beautiful silk (:oats and long ungraceful trousers, with stiffly plastered hair trimmed with orna- ments of jade, gold and priceless pearls entertained such gentlemen as desired their--seemingly dull--com- pany. "At about midnight servants laid the dinner table and we sat down to a display of tempting small dishes, served in bowls, with chopsticks. "Behind each Chinese gentleman sat a girl who answered when she was spoken to and drank wheat she was asked to toast an honored guest, but took no part in th.e feeding. "Napkins were not provided, but servants handed wet towels to guests, who were expected to wash hands and It face at intervals. i "The food, though unfamiliar, was unexpectedly delicious and consisted of bird,4' nes soup, crab and shark pate de foi gras and chicken, who can state his conviction intelli- gently and clearly, and they will re- , spect his convictions even without agreeilig with him. MAKING PERFUME In a lecture published by the Royal Society of Arts last week Mr. L. G. Radcliffe discussed modern progress in the manufacture of perfumes--one of the oldest industries ministering to hunmn pleasure. The art of the maker of scents is to preserve the fragrance of some essential oil, usually vegeta- ble, beyond the time when it would succumb to the natural decay of the living plant. Distillation is a mode 0f accomplish- ing this preseyvation, older than his- tory and still being improved by the perfection of apparatus But 'there are essences too del!cate to survive heat and the passage through still and worm; these are captud by spread- ing the fresh blooms on trays lined with fats' or oils, into which the dying flowers slowly breathe their fra- to receive it, and it so becomes the ex- ]elusive privilege of the soldier. In ]that sense it be considered the nmy high sign of the military fraternity, 'and to realize this one must under- stand its purpose and origin. In all armies that sign consists of raising the hand to the cap visor or hat brim. in some :form or other; but always the hand to the head dress. The significance of this lies in tlm origin of tlie salutg, "a, hich take up back to the days Of chivalry--when fair was first put into warfare--as in the case of many other military cus- toms. When a medieval knight rode afield he always wore the vizor of his hel- met drawn down over his face, to be protected against any sudden encoun- ter with an enemy. All knights had painted on their shields and surtouts the coat-of-arms of their houses, which served the same purpose as the various military insignia of-today. So, when a knight mt another whose coat-of-arms he recognized as that be- longing to his own force, he raised the pigeons' eggs, roasted pigeon, crab and mushrooms and iced watermelon juice " d It mission that is to investigate the i grance steeped in some selective sol- question of ownership and guardian- vent. ship of the Holy Plaes in Palestine.' The yield of the finer scents is rain- The reason for this withdrawal is said ute. A ton of orange blossoms gives to be that diversity of political and only thirty to forty ounces of the religious interests and rival claims of odorous oil; a hundId thousand BuN different communities make an imme- garian roses supply only an ounce of diate solution impdssible, otto. The chemist is now engaged in Lord Balfour is repolted as having !disentangling the odorous constituents asked his colleagues on the council to ]'from these costly, substances' and has do their best to overcome the difficul- t succeeded in many cases in making ties and the representaiives of France, ;uantitative determinations of the in- Spain and Italy undertook to do what dividual compounds contained in a they could: natural perfume. o. the matter rests, and- it is not mlreasonable for the ordinary simple Catholic to ask what is going to, hap- pen about these Holy Places in Pales- tne, No Apology Needed The solution is simple enough, if He has gone still further and has produced some of tem by artificial synthesis or by separation from less costly materials..It is true that the subtlest of tim natui'at perfumes" have still baffled his"art. But a great and legs(rotate mdtisry has arisen in the only the politicians would step out of production of cheap and tolerable sub- the ring for a little and let the Holy stitutos for.natural' scents with a See arrange the matter. There has tPi'ofitable althougll less legitimate .ide . been a .great .deal of,tall(, as well as l iin e of scientific adu teration,--London a great deal: of going between the 12imes. .: . . ,. . . Vatican and Whitehall. ,'[ .:.. ", ... ..... ,,, Respect for Cmwiction s . { ORIGIN ;OF I'HE SALUTE :rne nays of the old Protdstdnt dora- } . , . : . : ination are long sinoe gone. Even in ] Until the 'ecent war the military sa- strongholds of tte Reformation like lhte was one of the things in the rtny England and Gdrmany the sects are least appreciated by the ,civilian. In weakening steadily, while the Catho- lic Church is gaining in the general esteem, Must Be Well Instructed Timid Catholics may perhaps be helped by such an assurance, and they cannot do this with effect, unless they make it a point to be well instructed ' Catholics who have thoughtfully mas-  tered the meaning of their religion, fact, ninny mistakenly regdrded it as an act of seryilitya forced mark of class recognitiom .,As late as 1916 the (inTent prejudice was reflected by the suggestion of several prominent writ- ers that it. be abolished as an unde- mocratic custom. Fortunately this sad misconception is rare today. The salut ,between military per- sons is a mark of both respect and vizor of his helmet to expose his countenance and show that he was in fact a friend and comrade and not one traveling under false colors As this entailed a degree of risk, the obliga- tion was first on him whose rank was junior. The modern salute has grown out of that custom. When the hand I is t'aised to the cap it stimulates the I last motion of the knight's hand when raising the vizor of his helmet. It is therefore no servile token, but a knightly aet:--HalfStep. i CHINESE DINNER DELICIOUS "Romantic and strange," writes I Alice Grant-Smith in the Daily Mail, "was the iml)ression created by my. firs real Chinese dinner in that char- I acteristieally Chinese city, Canton. I- "At our chosen restaurant we were received by a group of brocaded gen- tlemen and escorted to a handsomely furnished room with a balcony ever- looking the teeming street and river life "Tlie'e were lovely porcelain and silk pictures on the walls, chairs and tables were of blackwood and lrttCt- ble, very mlcomf)rtable, though hand- some, Dishes of sliced oranges and melon seeds decked the tables and tea was served continuously in bowls of prtcdless china set in silver fila- 'ee. "For hours our entertainment con- sisted of nothing but spamnodic ef- forts at conversation, with Repeated toastings in stout, brandy and port; at intervals men and women came in / J Worth ConSidering-- SAVING TO BE PROFITABLE MUST BE SYSTEMATIC The Time to Save Money Is When One Is i00Iaking It Can You Equal the im/estment Any Other Way? Illustration showing estimated cost of carrying $1,000.00 of stock to maturity: No. Mthly Total Amount Class Months Payments Paid Par Value Net Profiits "AA" _ ....... 42 '  $20.00 $850.00 $1,000.00 $150.00 "C" .......... 54V, 15.00 817.50 1,000.00 182.50 "A" ........... 76 10.00 760.00 1,000.00 240.00 "B" _ ......... 101 7.00 - 707.00 1,000.00' 293.00 - NO EXPENSE ASSESSMENT Members are not limited to'S1,000.00 stock: they can take/ more or less of either class, according to their ability or desire to pay; this would not affect the maturity. ,. .. If you have idle money you will find our full-paid stock an attractive investment. 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Good humor, beautifier.--Boston Transcript' and gave their habits to children for It (lid not come into her needed clothes until the Near East being glad was a treason Relief sent blankets.. . , Between them was tno bleak gulf of tion; only * , n(, gold;en Our motto, The Guardian in Every seaee across which love Home." surest foot. John Ayscough' F(],NES BROS. HARDWARE COlv[PANY LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS A rlcansas' Oldest, Largest and Livest Hardware Jobbers The England National Bank ,4 Wishes Its Friends and Patrons A Prosperous New Year z- , ) ;,