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THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN x'age. II I Sale of Silk Dresses CtReduc00onsof !-3 001-2 Former Prices 7 ake advantage of this eaI to buy Four Eeurter Oowtu.s and  your selection today; These Drvsses ara from our om xtoe, aim  numtvro manafav- turers samples .and odd lots, Th oocaplctcd   be purchased for less than the cost of bare materiaI, and they as rar  m morbvnanship and quality. $19. 75, $22.50Silk Dresses These Dresses come in the newest Foulards, )Iessalines and Rajah Silks, showing the very best and most stylish colorings. They feature the newest style ideas and are daintily trimmed. Necks are round, high or low, with peasant sleeves, skirts the accepted models. No dresses offered this year offer a better value than this lot. I $25 to $35 Silk Dresses $18.75 Smart Dresses, especially adapted for Easter wear, make up this lot. They are Dresses of Pongee, Striped Messaline and new designs in Foulards. The models are exquisitely beautiful, many of them being copies of high-priced foreign dresses. All the newest colors are shown, each dress becomingly trimmed in the snappiest styles. We advise an early selection from this lot, as they are bound to sell rapidly at such a low price. I Easter Day Accessories Specially Priced Five very desirable Dress Accessories needful to complete the Easter Costume are priced here for today at sangs worthy the consideration of any woman. "CLOISONNE" BAR & BEAUTY PINS 250 Bar and Beauty Pins, in "CLOISONNE" enamel. Just the same finish as sterling goods; large assortment of colorings and de- signs; just the right touch of color. 25C Today, Special, Card for ............. $1.00 HAT PINS, 50c. Itat Pins, very large head; excellent quality rhinestones set in platinum finish; regu- lar price $1.00. Special 5fl for today, only .......... TAXATION OF SPANISH RELIGIOUS By F. ]tl. De Zulueta, S. J., in London Tablet. The repression :of religious orders and congregations, with a view to their final extinction from the ]and, has ever been one of the first deals in the po- litical game of anti-Christian states- men. This is only natural--from their point of view. For the term anti- SUEDE BAGS, $1.00. Suede Bags in Vanity styles, with long cord handles; beautiful quality of leather; black, tan, blue, green or brown, with gilt or silver frames. A beautiful Bag, at, $1 tiff .......................... FIVE HAIR NETS FOR 250. Silk Hair Nets; look like human hair, wear much long- er; come put up five in en- velope; very 25 conven- ient, for, package ..... C @ I clericalism is, upon the confession of continental enemies of the Catholic church, only a discreet euphemism for war against Christianity and all Chris- tian ideals. One of the first steps in this plot for destroying the church of Christ is to break down her outer defense--the religious orders and congregations. It is true that these spiritual corporations are not essential to tim church's ex- PLAUEN LACE COLLARS, 50e. Lace Collars, in Plauen de- signs; very large or medium sizes, in square, pointed or round styles; beautiful II[1 designs. Special at .... iJU i istenee, nor indispensable for the sub- stantial performance of her mission to the worhl. All the same--as Rome has more than once declared--they ar, necessary for the well-being of the church and for the development of her apostolic work for the salvation and sanctification of souls. Even in our own day a pope has said tha the church valnes them 'as the apple of her eye." Moreover, modern history Automobile Haynes $2,000, Fully Equipped SOLD BY Haynes Automobile Co. 121 W. Fourth St. McGEHEE WILLIAMS, Agent Phone 5471 Old Phone 5417 WE CAN COLLECT ANY BILL WITHIN THE LIMIT OF THE LAW Fidelity Adjustment and Collecting Co. CLARENCE,.R. EPSTEIN, State Manager Phone, Wire or Write us About Our Special Offer to Firms Doinli a Small Credit Busi- i nes. I Collectlnd and Adjustlnd I of Accounts of all Kinds I 12 I-2 West Markham Street Suite 18-19 LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Our Department Devoted to Collection of Rents is Metro- uolltan in Every Respect. Give s a Trial. teaches ns the unvarying lesson that an assault upon the orders today may be taken as a sure warning of an at- !tack upon the episcopate and clergy umorrow. France has furnished ua with the latest illustration of this trnth---one which, if report spoke truly some French ecclesiastical circles. Any was not nt first sufficiently realized in delusion, however, on this point, if it ever existed, must by this time bo com- pletely dispelled. The other day the convents and religious houses were vio- lated and sequestered. Today cardinals, bishops and priests are being persecut- ed and hurried in every way--petty and great--simply for fulfilling the most elementary pastoral duties. The Portuguese Republic, of austere and im- nmculate fame, has already reproduced with peculiar savagery the first of these items in the program of "Universal Frqemasonry"--the one touching the religious orders. It is only deferring the exccntion of the second item till a little later. Presentlyif the repub. lic should not already have been classi- fied among the ghastly curiosities of this brand new museum--the separa- tion of church and State will be de- creed, as announced, and infallildy fol- lowed up, as in the 01d Jacobin Repub- lic, by persecution of bishops and priests. In Spain the anti.Catholic forces need to adv'tncc more cautiously and slowly. Yet even there the plan Of; campaign is the same invariaMe one. The religions bodies arc chosen for the first objective. Their distruction is necessary to the scheme of godless edu- cation of the young and banishing the supernatural from works for relief of the poorer classes. So far the battle has been little more than an affair of outposts. Senor Canalejas has succeed- ed, with some danger.and difficnlty, in carrying his temporary measure, 'del candado," for hindering any .tddition to the number of religious houses fo," the next two years. It would be easy to show how evil is the success of this measure in spite of its comparatively :slender intrinsic importance. But space I forbids. To eome to the main theme: !what is the ease against the religious orders pat forward by the Spanish Rad- ical premier and his anti-clerie'tl allies? The indictment is a cumulative one; and it roe-ills to mind the argument of the apple wom.m in the story, who al- i leged that she lost upon each apple fin her heap, yet she gained in the long rlu upon the quantity sold. The Span- ish nfinister's argument is cumulative in the same sense as the fruit vendor's !gain. 1. 'The increase of religious in Spain is excessive." Now, "excess" in the supply of a given commodity must in reason be judged by compari- son with the demand. Relatively to Spainrelatively to the needs of the Spanish chureh, as competently .udged by a representative section of her spir- itual rulers, the bishops--the supply of religious is at least not excessive, even if .it. be at all sufficient. "We have need of them all," wrote the bishops, in a joint protest addressed to Can- atejas during last year. Further, if we take the proportion of religious to the population of Spain--about twenty-six to every 10,000 inhabitants--ascertain- ed statistics, often tabulated of late in the Catholic Press of Europe unchal- lenged, prove their numbers to I)o con- siderably lower than in most other Eu- ropean countries--some Protestant ones included--Canalejas does not seem to gain on tlos apple. 2. "The religious occupy far too privileged a position. They have too large a share in services for the public good. The hospitals, asylums, prisons and most of what is best in education are eommonly in their bands." Notice it is not suggested that the public good suffers from this so-called "privilege.' Indeed, the average Spanish anti-cleri- cal knows better than that. According- ly, when sons and daughters are to be provided for, he chooses institutions man'lged by these too highly favored persons in preference to others. As one of these worthies pleaded, in excuse for his seeming inconsistency: "What is one to do? There's nothing else worth having to be had!" The present item in the indictment passes over the sav- ing to the nation that comes from the economy, industry and unstinted devo- tion ef the religious in charge of hos- pitals, asylums and prisons. Now, does it not strike the honest thinker as perverse to treat benefits conferred npon Spanish society as though they were favors of an invidi- ous kind enjoyed by those who confer them? Is this a rational ground for hampering and thinning the numbers of these benefactors to humanity? One would suppose that and the cost of organizing and nmintaining re- ligious eommnnities occupied in such trying works belonged to the State and not to the fertile zeal and inventive charity of the Catholic churchI Some- how, neither does this second apple appear to add much to the anti-clerical store. Let ns now pass to the third item ---the one vhib it is intended to dis- cuss more fully. 3. t'The orders that engage in industrial enterprises are a drag apon the commercial prospmqty of Spain. Ttmy do not bear their prop. er share of the burden of taxation. From this flow two abuses: they do not support the exchequer as they onght, and they are enabled to compete in the market at an unfair advantage with the ordinary man of commerce. If they choose to enter the commercial field, why should they not be taxed like the rest?" To be quite fair with Senor Can- alejas, no passage in Ms speeches against the congregations, or his nu- merous interviews with journalists, puts this charge precisely in the above terms. But it is common knowledge in Spain Conttnntd on Page 7 Today Thint of Tomorrow We Pay ] cent] ;:avlTa r Soutshoutehern Trust BuilUd.2y Cos OLD PHONE 5498 Pastime Cigar and News Company T.J. MORRISON Proprietor Manager CIGARS, TOBACCO and Periodicals We handle Newspapers from all parts of the United States Down Town Ticket Office Ma|estic Theater Vaudeville 122 W. Markham St. I W. B. WOPTHEN, 13res. B. TI-IRUSTOI, Asst. Cashier. GORDON N. PEAY, Cashier. , GEORGE G. WORTHEN, Asst. Cashier. CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $380,000 W. B. 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