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P Knights el Columbus , Society "Activities I rv, ,IIlLL ROCK COUNCIL No. 812 OI"FICIA L NOTES The close of our winter social sea- son was very fittingly obseied at lfiae Hotel last  Thursday night when a Grand Ball was given by the Council. It was tile largest as well as the most enjoyable social attraction bf many years and it reflects great credit on the efficient work of our Enter- taimnent Committee as well as the fine spirit of co-operation shown by the members. Lenten Season. iith the cessation of social activi- ties which always occurs during Lent we usually devote ourselves to more serious considerations and in this re- gard we would like to call attention to the Bishops&apos; Pastoral Letter which is to" be read within a short time in every Church throughout this coun- try. It is being prepared by a com- mittee representing the entire Hier- archy of the United States and will plic'ttions in soon as possible. Grand l(nigl)t I!1. ]t was with much r(.gret the Council learned that Grand ](night John J. Healey is confined to his home on ac- count of sickness. ]t is hoped how- ever th:tt 1)efore this issue reaches our readers he will be able to be out again. The meeting was presided over by Deputy Grand,Knight Ma- ratta who tills the chair 4fith all the ease of a past master. St. CecilianDanee There is one club here in town whose members are not superstitious, er per- haps, they are trying to bre:tk the hoodo that is usually associated with i Friday the 13th for on that clay the Cccilian Club will give a (lance at the Old Little Rock College Hall, 25th and State. The last dance given by them was such a splendid success that the coming event needs little boosting as they will have all that were present at the last (lance and a good many more who learned of the big time they missed by not l)eing present. VEXES CHURCH AT. SWEET WlI00L MEXICAN GOVI']IIN()R ISSIIES I)E- (?REES AS TO BAPTISMS AND MA I(RI AG ES.--A RCIIBI SHOP OF MICItOA(dAN PIOTESTS. The Chief Executive of the State of Micheacan,, Mexico, has of late given another object lesson of how easily in Mexico any State and even local poli- tical boss, at his sweqt wll mid plea(s- ure, can vex the Cathbli(: Church. Evi- (lently for reasons best known to him- sel f, the govc'rnor of the sovereign and independent State vf Michoacan, ac- cording to late reports, has issued several decrees and regulations which purport to dictate to the priests how and when they shall administer bap- tism and assist at marriages. 'Fhe Most Reverend l,eopo](lo Ruiz, D.D,, Archbishop of Michoacan, has puhlished a vigorous protest against this unwarrante(t encroachment up*m i the religious rights and freedom .ot ]the people. In his brave and scholarly pastoral letter, Arehhishop Ruiz declares that such m outrageous decree violate the inalienable rights of the people: A l Social and Personal Aa Aposlolic and Missionary Pastor l,aid lo Rest. ter (Centinued from Page 2.) of Mrs. Paul Collier, -rod Herbert leer. John A. Schmitt was laid to C. Gremillion of Alexandria, La., the rest at (;ran(I Rapids, Mich., Wednes-. (lay morning, January 28. In him there has passed away ;). model pastor, a zealous missionary, and at loyal friend of everything Catholic. For thirty years Father Schmitt labored in the Grand Ral)ids l)iocese. The prese.nce of three biships and 150 l)riests at the funeral services is an eloquent testi- mony of the high esteed in which the good priest was hehl by his brethren an(l superiors. St. Mary's Church, of which Father Schmitt was pastor the last four.years, was crowded to tlle doors at 10 a. m. for the Pontifical Re(luiem Iligh Mass sung by Rt. Rev. Joseph Schrembs of Toledo. Rt. Iev. M. J. (lallagher of Detroit assisted. During the Mass, lt. Rev. l,]. D. Kelly of Grand Rat)ids paid a last tribute to the memory of one of his most zealous priests. In the course of the sermon, the Bishop said: "Father Schmitt was a le'lder, and (et it coral)anion; a teacher, and yet docile; loyal, yet first to serve his neihhor; a mission-try, and yet a thorough pastor; richly endowed with eeren)ony I)cip.' performed in the 1)resenc( of the f;tlnily, at the. home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Mary B, Gray, Twenty-third and Gaines street, Rev. H. It. \\;Vernke officiating. Tbe bride who is one of Little Rock's at- tractive young' women, wore a tailored suit of bisque cloth, with lint and ac- cessories to correspoml. Mrs. W. I. Mitchell. cousin of the. bride was matron of honor, and Frank Peter- son of Alexandria, La.. was the groom's best man. Dr. Gremillion, brother of the groom, was an out-of- town guest. Mr. and Mrs. Glmmillion left immediately after the ceremony for a wedding trip to New Orleans and later will be at home at Alexan- dria, La., where the groom is engaged in business. The bride has many friends in this city, who regret her departure, The groom was a member of the li'st Officers Training Camp at Camp Pike, and is well and favor- ably known in this city. OBITUARY constitute the united utterance of every American Cardinal; Archbishop and Bishop. It will be tbe first joint letter issued since the Plenary Council of Baltimore thirty-six years ago. This Pastoral Letter will treat on the problems confi'onting the Cath- olic Church in America as discussed by the National Catholic Welfare Council which is composed of the American Itierarchy--who will function throug'h I an Administrative Committee between their annual meetings, assiste(t by sul)ordinate committees on education, social work, lay societies, and the press, as well as a Board of Home Our Sympathy. It was with deep rqgret we learned of the death of Bro. L. D. Fuch's father in Memphis, "i'enn., a few days ago. Our Council unite in extending' their deepest syml)athy to Bro. Fueh in this sad bereavement. Our thought for the week: Give credit where credit is due; never allow 5,our general opinion of a person to blind you in regard to his good qualities. M. P. M. A DRIVE FOIl ALL! and militates against the sacred free- the. learning of the :foreign schools tom (f cons:it:nee guaranteed even by, vet hunlble -rod unpretending " ne rote (,onstitution of Queretal\\; " ,,,. , ..... " ,. " .... . I I ne oelel;v el 1;fie i)lvlne VVor(I, ,,oimlg'a.t(.;d m 1917. l'urthcrmre']the Soeietv for tile Propagation of the e s empnatlcally.states that.suc.h prowl 1,'aith, the Holy Childhood Association V ons (lo not bln(l ill consclen(o ,tn(l  '; " " ' and other missimwry .organizati(ms thus he warns the people not to sub- can testify to his love and practical mit' to such atrocities, and to ignore those uncalled for px)vocations. Fired with apostolic zeal, His Grace exhorts both the Clergy and the Laity to disregard such arbitrary injunc- tions, even in the face of suffering, vexations anti persecution--to resist them manfully, even unto death. "There is nothing more glorious," hc zeal for the home and ['()reign ,nis- sions. Ite (lid not forget the missions in his last will. A few weeks before his death, he sent to Techny $400 to complete his Burse for the education of a native priest in China. He has left a report of the activities of his parish during the past year. and though not an exceptionally large Mrs. Sarah Kerens Louderback. Mrs. Sarah Kerns l,ouderhaek (tied :it St. John's Hospital. St. Louis, Me., in her 65th year. She was born in Sobula, Iowa r lived for some time with her parents in leavenworth. ](ansas. After the death ef her father the family moved to Fort Smith. Mrs. I,oudcrhack was a graduate ef St. .Ann's Academy. She was a good Catholic mother and leaves to her children and relatives that christian ex'mple. J.K.D. ...... i MEMPHIS CHAMBER OF COM- MERCE APPRECIATES THE GUARDIAN. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Mempbis, Tenn. t January 23, 1920. Publisher The Guardian, Little Rock, Ark. Dears Sirs: It is with keen appre- ciation we acknowledge receipt of copies of your paper, which is helping us in the work of reporting to our membership progress being made in various communities in the Memphis territory. Please do not permit that we miss any of your issues and whenewr we can r.ender any service to you we shall expect you to let us know how. Very truly yours, Merchants and Manufacturers Divi- sion,P. M. Birmingham, Secretary. A New Novel By Isabel C. Clarke THE ELSTONES l,ooked down upon, al- most hatc(t 1)y, Lady l1sl.on :', Magali Arnold, the heroine. nevertheless soon has the nt)lle- woman's sons madly ix love with her. Magali is a distinctly xmw type in and Foreign Missions. The importance[ of this Pastoral Letter cannot be over-] estimated. The crisis now facing civi- lization, tile acu struggle between the forces of anarchy and law and order of atheism and religion corn- bins to give this message a gravity anti significance of unparalled import- ance. Fourth I)egr. There will be a lgular meeting of the Assembly on Tuesday night, Feb-! ruary 10th. It will be an important] meeting at which plaffs for the big so- cial function to be given on Easter Monday will be discussed. This seems a long way off but it is going to lm an elaborate affair and will require talk,' time and talent to make it representa- tive of our major degree. For Members Only. As announced in our last issue the War Activities have been discontinued at our Hall February 1st. Wc wish to call attention here that from this time on the clubrooms are :for the use of members only and no one who is not a member in good standing has a right to the use of the building. Initiation. Things are looking very promising' for a large class going through March 17th. It always was a lucky day for our Council--remember 1912 and 1918 two of the biggest events in our his- tory. We think St. Patrick must be the patron saint of this Council, judg- ing from the successattending our activities on his feast. As this class will close two weeks before this (late it is important that we get all ap- On February 2nd St. Mary's Mis- sion Hous'e celel)rated the llth anni- versary of its founding. It opened this new decade with a nation-wide campaign fr more vocations to the religious state in general. For the Lfields at home and abroad are so large and the present status so much threat- ened that only many times the num- ber of vocations at present can stave off  setback. Therefore, an appeal will be made to every Sister and teacher in out parochial schools to discover and fost- er yocations among their pupils This "Vocation Drive," if so it must be called, it being made with the con- viction that vocations are not lack- ing in this country, but that they are not sufficiently fostered and brought to light by those whose sacred duty it is to assist the young minds .in their cloice of a state of life, end whose highest honor it should be to keep the lmks of Holy Church well filled and the Catholic Faith fitly rep- resented by able leaders all over the w)rld. But parents and friends must also co-operatel and do their share that the burning desire of Jesus "Pray the oLrd His ha-est fields," may be faith- fully responded to by our American boys and girls. Only let them kno how great the need really is. One fiftieth of our present parish schools' attendance would almost double the present religi)us force. And is one in fifty too much ? Difficulties make us valiant; mis- fortunes show us how to advance f lU FOR SALE, 1 O,OOO ACRES of unimproved land in White county, Arkansas. Hardwood Timber, Red Clay Subsoil. This land will produce good Crops. Suitable for fruit, general farming or stock growing. Can sell in large tracts for colonization purposes. EUGENE MOSLEY, 1-10-8t Judsonia, Ark. I Training School for Nurses at Joseph's Intirm Hot Springs, Arkansas Three Year's Sister reminds his people, "than to suffe fr the cause of liberty and of the in- alienable human rights, for the sake of God, in defense of the sacred rights of ihe Church. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." HOW MANY ARE THEY? we often hear tlte question put: "How many Americans are there ca- gaged in Catholic mission' work?" "About a dozen" is the general answ- er. This seems to be belittling Amer- ica's real position today. We are in- deed far behind some of our Euro- pean brethren, notably France and Germany. But we are striving t-o come forward, antt it surely interests us to know by exactly how many wc are represented ? 'Ufortunatcly, complete statistic are not yet avai:able, but some inqui- !ries have revealed the fact that the number sent forth by American branches of religious orders, etc., ix well over that much-quoted "one doz- en." For the Jesuits claint 64 men in the mission fields of the Central American countries and in Acia, and expect to more than double this num- ber in this decad*e. The Holy Ghost Fathers have 12, the Holy Cross Con- gregation 10, Maryknoll 6, Teehny 3: and. there must be a few from variou. )tber Societies. Thus an estimate of, 100 doe not seem too high. In the :no less difficult home missions there are about 350 men, religious and secu- lars, engaged. How many nuns there are at work here and abroad is diffi- cult to say. At present, at least eight societies are preparing some students for for- eig mission work, and there is suf- ficient reason :for asserting" that the great Dominican and Redemptorist Orders in America will son also take an active part in q'oreig"n mission work. After ten years, then, we should be able to send forth from 100 --200 missionaries annually, so that zealous American priests will have as wide a repesentation as the American dollar. "  1 LN(,LIS I DUKE MAY BE RULER OF HUNGARY ienna, Feb. 4.--l;rom Budapast parish, the mission collections of St. Mary's amounted to $2180. This sum does not include his 6wn private dona- tions and the special offerings of his fIock. His love for the missions was very ingenious. ]e could win the support of others by all sorts of devices. It is partly due to his efforts that the IAttle Missionary magazine exists as it does today. An example of his methods may be seen in the following ncident Some Catholic nurses came 1 to him to ask hs prayers for their success in passing their final examina- tion. "Yes, I'll pray for you. I shall even offer up a High Mass for you, but on one condition, that you turn over to me for missions your fia'sl week's salary." The contract was ful- filled by all parties, and the missions were better oil" by $300. Whenever he found an opportunity to talk missions he never let it slip by unimproved. Th( children knew and loved him as a :father, who instilled into them the love of the pagan little ones without the :fold; the Sisters revered him as a counsellor, to whom they could go in all their trials; his flock loved him as a good shepherd, and in him they 'know they have lost an exceptionally apostolic and mssionary priest. In spite of his untiring and unself- ish efforts for the missions, he never neglected his pastoral cares. The fact that St. Mary's has a high standing in the diocese of Gran(t Rapids is duo )rincipally, we may say, to his mis- don zeal. The more he (lid for the nissions, the more his own work was blessed. Would to God we had thou- sands of missionary pastors! What a blessing' it would be, not only for the missions at large, but in a special' way for tile Church at home. which will iot receive the full measure of God's blessing until it has learned to become truly missionary and Catholic. May this model apostolic priest re- ceive the reward of an apostle! CIGAR SICKNESS "When cigars are made in Hawma they have to be shipped out within a fortnight or they would be spoilt. For smoker who like them 'green,' s some Englishmcn and many Ameri- cans do, cigars are packed in air-tight comes word that the Monarchial party soldered tins. These tins usually con- has beg'un an active propaganda in tain only five cigars, as they must be favor of :m En'lish Prince for the smoked within two) days after open- t-lungarian ihrone, ing the tin. The ])uke of Connaught has 1)een especially named for this post. The Government ]s said to be indirectly aiding in the campaign, the majority of the Ministers .and p)liticians argu- ing that only tbe aid of En ;land will from economic rum. , "Cigars are capricious things. After heing shipped from Havana they get sick. They ferment. It takes from two to three weeks before they get right. ','hey improve by keeping. A goo( cigar will keep for any period from 10 to 25 years. 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