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r i i m WISE AND OTHERWISE LONG LIFE IN HARD WORK Gladstone was a hard worker, turning from political responsi- bilities to the heaviest of Greek for recreation, and iiv.ing his four- score years and more, just as Pope Leo XIII turned to Latin poetry for his relaxation front world-wide burdens, and lived on beyond fourscore and ten, living so hopefully that when, at the little dinner given him on his ninetieth birthday, one of the Cardinals said, in proposing a toast to hint, "Here's that yon may live to be a hundred, Holy Father," the old Pontiff replied, "But why limit me to a Hundred ?" They were contemporaries of Ranke, the German historian who at the age of ninety-one, proposed to write a history of the world in twelve volumes, one volume to be completed each year, and actu- ally lived, I believe, it complete nearly half of it. These men had no dreads; but they allowed their energies to work on, without any h+ar of exhausting their vitality.--Popular Science Monthly. They who know the truth are not equal to those who live it• Wit is the god of moments, but genius is the god of ages. The happiness of a man in this lift does not consist in the absence, but in the mastery of his passions.--Telmy- son. If we love our native land's dearly because we were born and bred there, and are ready even to die for it, how much deeper should be our love for the Church which has given us the life which has no end. Indignation is seldoom a virtue; in- deed, never, except in a saint. And gentleness is never a vice; even in Gffice a gentle manner helps the admin- istration of the sternest discipline, with which it is wholly compatible.- Father Elliott, C. S. P. Clothes Make The Man. There is no power without clothes• It is the power that governs the hu- man race. A policeman in plain clothes is one man; in his uniform he is ten.--Mark Twain• Nothing But The Bond of Love. What bound and nailed Jesus to the tree of the Cross? Not the nails, nor the sto.nes, nor the earth in which it was platted; they could not have held • fast he Incarnate. God. It was noth- ing but the bond of love; love for God's honor and our salvation.--St. Teresa. Union With God We are united With God as children of our heavenly Father by a bond the most intimate that is possible between the Creator and a creature. There is only one union higher and more in- timate and that is incommunicable-- namely, the consubstantial unity of the Eternal Son with our manhood, after the likeness of which we, by adoption, and grace, are made the sons of God. Cardinal Manning. Our Flag An eloquent patriot once apostrop- hized our flag in these words: O folds of white and scarlet! O blue field with your silver stars! May fond eyes wel- come you, willing feet follow you, strong hearts defend you, warm hearts cherish you and dying lips give you their blessing! Ours by inheri- tance, ours by allegiance, ours by af- fection--long may you float on the free winds of heaven, the emblem of liberty, the hope of the worldl Virtues of Christian Life. We know that the virtues of the Christian life, those virtues by which the Christians distinguish themselves from the pagan multitude, made them known, indeed, as other beings, as per- sons of another social temperthose virtues were virtues of meekness, hu- mility, patience, resignation, temper- ance and modesty, the very opposite of the great, strong, forceful virtues which distinguish the'states of an- tiquity, the discussion of which, as you know very well, makes up the bulk of the great philosophical writings of the ancients, says Bishop Shahan. Our Neighbor's Judgment I have often wondered how it comes to pass that everybody should love himself best, and yet value his neighbor's opinion about himself more than his own. Therefore, if God or any eminent instructor should stand at a man's elbow and order him to turn his inside outwards ,and pub- lish every thought and fancy as fast as they came into his head, he would not submit so much to a day's disci- pline; thus we stand more in awe of our neighbor's judgment than our own. Marcus Aurelius• Cause for Gratitude If ever we are tempted to say that though bthers have much to be thank- ful for, our lives are hard and our paths are thorny.let us stop a minute and see by what standard we are measuring our blessings. If we look at a cripple plodding along with -crutches we cannot help being thank- ful that we have feet which serve us well and that we can walk and run l without so much as considering the effort. When the rain beats on the roof at night we may be thankful for I the house that shelters us. When the doctor calls next door to see an in- valid who is tossing with fever we 'may be thankful that we are well. If there are flowers on the doorbell i across the street we ma. :be'thankeul that there are no vacant'chars in our home.--Margret E. Sangster• Fault Finders. About the most useless occupation in the world is fault finding. Who ever beard of a happy fault finder ? If you find fault with conditions that is not going to change the conditions; if you find fault with the kind of weather God Almighty presents, that is not going to change the weather ;if you find fault with your job, that is not going to select and place before you a (lifferent job. The only time fault finding is justi- fiable is when you find fault with your own faults so as to self-correct them. The chronic fault finder is not only wlueless but a nuisance. No one wants .him around and everyone is de-I pressed by his presence. He is usually an idler. He is a polite sort of a crim- inal, though allowed "at large."Fault finding always comes from within the one who finds fault, though he always insists that outside conditions cause the trouble. Why Do We "Damn" Everything? Americans "damn it" by the day and night, when it is hot or cold and wet or dry; "damn" their breakfast paper, street car, auto, clerk and sten- ographer. The politician damns the government and everybody in it from the president to the dog-catcher; spoils damn cards, billiards, golf races, ball, wrestling and boxing bouts; the clerk damns his employer and the employer damns his clerk, the citizens damn the mayor and the streets, the ashman and the rough roads, the trav- eler damns the boat, the train, the hotel, the people, the scenery, the na- tion and every other nation. From farm, village, city, state, country, world, air and aeroplane, land and mine, sea and submarine a great blast of profanity flouts the fact of Him who ,,'] says: hou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain."--My Message. The Shirker Is A Traitor. This war is as sacred as either of the other great American wars, and every man and every dollar within the bounds of our country must help to win the fight. Whoever shirks or shrinks is constructively a traitor. This is a war against war, and pa- cifists themselves, if they were wise, would see in American victory the only hope of the triumph of their cause. This war s to purchase per- torment peace and it must not end till the spirit of militaristic aggression perishes from the earth• It will re- quire the exertion of all our people's gigantic might to see this conflict through, and any American who ' for any reason whatsoever is cold or back- ward in this war is unworthy of his sscred inheritance.Very Rev. Dr. Cavanaugh. Camouflage. Camouflage has been anglicized. Its meaning is now understood'by any man who reads the newspapers• But it adds nothing to the English speak- er's vocabulary except that it affords variety• For we have a word a blunt one, that is just as goodbltf_f. We have all seen many a personificatibn of camouflage in our college experi- ence, for we have all noticed the breezy, popular, "hail fellow well met," that bluffs his way through the four most golden years of his life, scraping through quiz after quiz, and perchance being proficient enough to get his de- gree. But in the final analysis, does it really pay? Does his diploma mean anything to him ? , He can only look back upon his college days with re- morse if he ever comes to a realiza- tion of the true situation. The years are entombed in the silent past, not so silent, he,rover, but that he hears small voices in the corridors of his memory.Canisius Monthly. THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1918. ii EASTER SUNDAY WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE WOMAN Epistle (i Cor. v• 7, 8). Brethren: Purge out the ohl leaven, that ye may be a new paste, as ye are unleavened. For our passover, Christ is sacrificed. Therefore let us feast, not with oht leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Gospel (St. Markvi. 1-7). At that time: Mary Magdealen, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought sweet spices, that they might rome and anoint Jesus. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they come to the monument the sun being now risen. And they said, one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the monu- ment? And looking, they saw the stone rolled back: for it was very great. And entering into the moun- ment, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white rohe, and they were affrighted. But he saith to them: Be not affrighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crncified. He is risen: he is not here: behold the place w'here they laid him. But go, tell hit disciples and Peter that he p:oeth before you into Galilee: there yc will see him, as he told you. S)RMON LXIL EASTER DUTY• "This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us be glad and rejoice therein."--Ps, cxvii. 24. Why, I would ask you, my dear bre- thren, does the Church in the words of the Psalmist bid us rejoice and be glad on this day especially? Why should we experience any extraordin-' ary spirit of joy and happiness on this day above all other days ? The reason is plain, as you all know; it is the 'day of Resurrection, it is really and 'truly our Lord's Day, the Day that He has made; the Day in which we are 'to place our hope for the future, since with the Resurrection of Christ have risen all our hopes. The thought of our own future resurrection ought to fill cur minds with consolation, and with joy unlimited ;with the hope that we too shall participate in the glory and delight expressed by the Church in her liturgy of the day. We look about us, and behold all nature risen, aq it were, and beautiful in her new life; the trees budding, the flowers blos- soming, and Mother Earth covered i with her new vesture of green. Truly then may the Psalmist say: "I,et the l heavens rejoice, and let the earth bet moved and the fulness thereof; the fields and all things that are in them! .hall be joyful" (Ps. xcv. 11, 12). ! If we too would share in this joyl and gladness, it is necessary that we should make our life conformable, in so far as we can, to the spotless life of om risen Savior. The Resurrec- tiou of our Saviour teaches us this great truth of priceless value, that if we would be tlly happy we must rise from the death of sin to a new and holy life, to a life of grace; we must "put off the old man, which is corrupted according to the desire of error, and put on the new man, who according to God is created in just3ce, and holiness of truth" (Eph. iv. 22). That is why the Church teaches us that the best means of enjoying to the :fullest extent the blessmgs of this day is by the reception of the Body of ur risen Saviour, and so comes the question to each one of us: Have I risen from the death of sin? Itave I made my Easter duty? If you have not done so, then the fuE joy of Easter cannot be yours. Hasten, before the Easter season be past, to enter into the spirit of it by a good confe';sion ] d Communion, Thus only can you be really united to your risen Lord, I you have celebrated Easter by the re, option of Holy Comnmnion, then yolr joy and gladness is without mea.. :me; it is tae, it is pttre, becaase fortified with the Sacrament of the day. This resurrection of ours must be true, it must be complete; for just as the risen Saviour dies no more, nor coos He suffer anything further, so ought we, when returned to the life of grace, when risen from the death of sin to favor with (or;. remain faithful in that pure and holy condi. i'oi" and die no more to the graces '.'ouchsafed us on this day. If we are dead to the world, to its an'ties • rod deceitful pleasures, our Lord as. sures us that our resurrection will be the more certain and th.: more glori- ous. q'herefore, my dear brethren, l vould earnestl) entreat you to cou- tiuue in your purified condition, to te,.severe in your risen state, and so to enjoy not only today, but at each and every one of your futore Com- munions the fruits obtairod for you by your Divine Lord an I Saviour; re- main closely united to Him forever, so that hawn,; applied to yovrself the words of today's epistle, that "Having feasted not with the old leaven nor with the leaven of malice arid wicked- ness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth," you may iu the end enter into the presence of Him whose resurrection has made this day one of joy and gladness for all His creatures. When a man offers himself in mar- riage, it is expected that he has a tra.de, a profession, an occupation of some kind in which he is skilled, in order that he may be able to provide for himself and family. What is expected of the woman? I have heard mothers say, "Let my daughter enjoy herself while she is single; there is time enough for her to learn cooking and house-keeping after she is married." Now, suppose a.yung man should go to a college to ask for his diploma, telling the professors that he would take out his degrees; but the profession he would learn afterwards. Suppose that a Young man, while offering his hand to the daughter of the above mother, should say, "Madam, I have enjoyed myself so far ;now that I take to my- self a wife, I will learn a profession; there is plenty of time to learn after marriage." What would the dame say? Very likely she would stand aghast at the inpudence of the fel- low; and politeness would not prevent her from telling him that he was not fit to have the care of her child. )/nd yet, when he says, "I am a mechanic, a merchant, a lawyer, or a doctor of medicine," what does she say. of her daughter f--probably this:'.'AEhe is a good girl; she is the idol of out'fam- ily; she has never worked, she has never known a trouble; see that you make her happy." O good mother! is that your idea of equity? The way you ought to be able to answer is this: "My daughter, too, has a profes- sion; she can keep house, she can sew, she can cook, she knows the market price of comestibles, knows the proportions of groceries to be meted out for a certain number of in- dividuals in a family; can keep a book of expenses; understands the laws of economy, the management of servants, the government of her house.' I as- sure you that the earnings from your toil will be safe in her hands• While you make, she will economize; and, instead of being an expense to you she will be an assistance• Even if i | SAYING THE ROSARY. ome Illustrious Catholics Who Used Their Beads Effectively. Say your rosary! How many e- spend with a regretful air: "I have no time•" It does not take whole hours to say some Ave Marias. Give to recitation of your rosary some of your lost moments--nothing but that---and you shall have said your rosary• Why not slip your beads into your hand while walking in the street, begin to say them ? It is said that Father Harmon com- posed his volumes of meditations while walking along the streets. When Theodore Wibaux was one of the Pon- tifical Zouaves he used to say his Ros ary while on guard. On leaving a col- lege in which he had just spoken on the meanness of human respect, Mar- ceau was making straight for his lodg- ings. A professor, his companion, pro- posed to say the rosary, intending to begin it as soon as they should have left the city limits. But the command- ant at once took off his hat and began the rosary with as much recollection I as if he had been in his own chamber. Michael Angelo gloried in saying hls beads. Two of his rosaries are still shown in his house in Florence and they look as if they had been well used. In his famous picture, of the Last Judgment, two souls are repre- sented helping each other by means !of a rosary. One of the blessed is drawing them up to heaven by it. Mo- zart said his beads. Hadyn writes: "When composition comes hard to me I walk up and down my room, my ros- !'ary in my hand. I say some Hail Marys, and then my ideas come again." Garcia Moreno recited his rosary with his aide-de-camp. Another who daily paid this tribute to the Queen of Heaven was Mary Stuart. When go- ing to her scaffold she wore at her gir- dle two rosaries.--Sacred Heart Re- view. EASTER MORNING. One great rose flush of dawning bails The sun of blessed Easter time; Arid swinging in their high gray towers, The minster bells begin to chime she should not to labor, she so un- , .... , ,• ner silvery canticles of joy, derstands how to do that she can (n- , . • , , I Ihe tuneful matins sweetly ring rect the serwce of others rter pmas-, ..... • .. Ior to, our Lord is rmen with ures are only secondary to her dunes; ...... ............. I lne gtory oz eernal spring and while sne is 1.eilne(l, ecm caco anti[ virtuous, she is a good manager and a ........... • lne wnle lmmaculae lilies ow pleasant companion" • [ And tremble thro' the altar mist, O mothers* let thm be so, and hun |Like erfumed w fl • " " ' p "g' lanps that burn dreds of bachelors who rove through Before the Holy Eucharist. the miseries of "single blessedness," deterred from marriage by the fear that they cannot support a wife, will take to themselves one of these lovely and industrious women, and regret that they did not find her before• Whose fault is it that the young men of our days are so afraid of mar- riage? Whose fault is it if married men cannot encourage bachelors to change their condition? Even from the pulpit we have heard denounced this disinclination of men to marry.' We know that this abnormal state of I things is prolific of moral vices ann social degredation, yet we cannot en- courage good men to marry women who are totally ignorant of the duties l of a wife; we cannot blame them ifl they do not want to marry women who guard them from step to step down the ladder of success. No woman, were she a queen should feel above a certain amount of daily work. It is for the parents to educate their daughters for the profession of house- wives. To become an efficent house- wife, it needs the early training that a man has to undergo to become a mechanic, a professional man or a trader. The habit of methodical work is acquired only through early perser- verance, never after. Men will more respect a girl who can use a little French on her pastry than one who can only utter French bonsmots in the parlor. Her white and flexible hands will lose none of their chans if they are pricked by the industrious needle. A well-fitting dess will at- tract no less if the nimble fingers of the wearer did the cutting and the sewing. Raise your daughters to do their work, and the limited incomes of the young man will be ample to support a family, and also to save for rainy days• The wife thus employed wiI have more respect for herself and will ,be a good judge o'f the hardships of her husband• The husband will love the little sorite who lessons his an- xieties, and affords him so much com- fort. No more dependence upon un- willing or untrusty servants; she can laugh at them, and, when they find that it is so, they will learn that their interest is to work, to economize and be faithful. The whole household will then be in harrony; the vexations that try one's temper, the heart-burn- ings and rejoinders will be replaced by peace, prosperity and happiness• Occupation and labor are conduc- ive to health ;and with habits of in- dustry, many of our beautifal and frail girls would have been much finer specimens of 'womanhood mor- ally and physically.Wm. H. Walling, M. D., in St. Paul Bulletin, ' The mellow organ thunders roll, The cueing incense mounts and twines Like the sweet gaEandry of prayer Above yon snowy sculptured shrines. Thro' the rich painted oriel The glorious beams of morning slant, And touch, like Pentecostal flame. The white brow of the celebrant. The soaring voices of the choir Exult like trumpets and aspire; The swinging censers glow and pale, And thro' the smoke the awful grail Smites out a living, golden fire. As one who humbly fears to tread On holy ground, I kneel apart, And tears, the sweetest ever shed, Burst the sealed fountains of my heart, As, high above my sordid griefs, Above the taint of earthly things, The Gloria in Excelsis lifts My yearning soul like mighty wings• the children of their childhood• Child- hood is viewed merely as a prepara- tion for active life, whereas, in reality, it is a great part of life itself. The parent is worried because the boy has not an old head on his young shoul- ders. He must be "speeded up," be \\; made ready for his life work, made to choose his place in the worht. This utilitarian philosophy is being worked into education. If you can ob- tain a working knowledge of Fznch "at a glance," or of Spanish, Italian or any other language, why not of ev- ery branch of learning? The tradi- tional systems of learning are consid- ered worn out. The world smiles pity- ingly at the oh-school university man who cluttered up his brai with Latin and Greek. Who uses Greek now? is l askod. If you do not need a language for business and conversation, drop itI Of what use is it ?  According to these principles, anything that is not of im- mediate and. practical use is a waste of time. Formerly a physician did not con- sider it a waste of time to know some- thing of branches only remotely con- nected with his profession. He was not ashamed of being a learned man. The fact that a man was a specialist did not exclude him from taking a studious interest in general education. The modern world is changing all that• We find so-called educators openly flouting the study of the class- ics. The president of one of our thrifty universities recently urged the "speed- ing up of the courses." It is the old, familiar fallacy, the scheme of a short cut of learning. Learning is a matter of growth, a directed growth or the formation of character. Only thought and time will affect this. It can not be done through a correspondence school or by "speeding up the courses." Newark Monitor. The Spring streatn of converts is commencing in England and is as- signe(l to various causes--some say to the growing knowledge of the Church and others to the wobbly condition of the Church of England, which was still further shaken by the appoint- ment as bishop of the freethinking Canon Hensley Henson. The first shoots of this year's spring crops are three Anglican preachers who have recently been received into the Catho- lic Church. Two were received in London by Monsignor Hind at Clap- ham, which is d flourishing Catholic center. Their names are the Rev, T. R. Godfray, B. A., of Oxford, who was curate of St. Michael's, Bromley, ann the Rev, D. Kennedy-Bell, curate of St. Stephen's, Popular. The latter has followed, within a few days, the ex- ample of his vicar, the Rev. G. R. Forthergill, M. A., who has been for mx years in charge of St. Stephen's, Poplar, and who was received at Easlbourne, by Mgr. Cocks, who is himself a convert. ,f /!ii I]EORI;E P, ELKINS ] BARBER SHOP [ Sharpens Safety Razor Blades of All Kinds t The Most Up-To-Date Shop in the City 106 West Capital .ve. F. C. ROSENBER6ER 0 Easter lilies, holding up Your cups of tender, saintly white! TRU VALU A deathless longing thrills my breast-- A sense of new and strange delight; A hunger for the living Bread, A thirst for the exhaustless Wine, Whose bitterness, made sweet for us, Was drained by lips divine• --Cecil Mary Lande. LEARNING AT A GLANCE. Ours is a fidgety age. We have had such advances in material science that we are impatient at anything that takes time. Why trouble to write a letter or make a call when the tele- phone is at hand! The great rule of modern life is, "Do it now." We must be impetuous about everything. We have nothing but disdain for that max- im of our Southern neighbors, "To- morrow." American business means in com- mon parlance being "on the job." Com- petition begets watchfulness and watchfulness develops sleeplessness. The deal must go through today. To- morrow will not do. Fortunes must be made in one generation. This" intensive attention to business accomplishes much, but it has its lim- itations a thing its votaries fail to recognize and it is byno means an un- mixed blessing• It dissieatesl ife. Ev- erything else is subordinated to the rule of "Rush." There is never a mo- ment to sit down, to reflect, to give patient care to work, to think abot the serious things of life. Existence becomes a scramble from the cradle to the grave. A feverish anxiety to be about the I business of life threans to rob even Products are Supreme Candies, Pastries, Bred, Cream 914 Main St. Phone, Main 655 KLEAN MAID BREAD Made by ROSE CITY BAKERY "The Most Sanitary Bakery" Joe Jung, Proprietor Bo Phonu 478. A. V. ROOSK! GAS FITTING. Practical Plumbers, Hot Wat sad Steam Hoatil. Duler in Pipe, Gu Fixter, Ha, Pumlm, ire. Capital $200,00.00 Surplus $30,600.00 We have tnreued mr mMpltt stock from $oo.o to $o,ew lad Uy, selling the new ssue of stock ai o per cent above par our surlus has been increased from $o.€m to . This enableo us to take |l "be(ter cre of our preseat depo01eo as we|l as new on@L England National Bank.