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, .it THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN I PULLMAN DAVENPORT BEDS The is first a real Davenport. The most critical eye cannot detect that it has an T suggestion of a bed. It is solid and rigid. Golde oak or ms. hogany polished, upholstered in moroceoline leather. By silmply revolving the seat the Davenport becomes at ones a delightful, comfortable bed, with separate mattress and springs. The mattress is good and thick, and can be taken off as easily as from an ordinary "iron bed. The springs do not come in contact with the upholstering, are elevated to allow ventilation, and no part of the upholster- ing is used as a bed. Prices rnnge rom $3S.OO TO $6.OO 618 Those Lonergan Furniture Co., MA,N S00R00ET We shall be glad to have a share of the business of the readers of this paper. Banking--4 Per Cent on Savings Accounts. Mortgage Loans on Little Rock Real Estate. Rentals and Property Management. Fire Insurance--Strong Companies. Citizens' Inve00ment and Security Company 210 West Second Street Little Rock, Arkansas Practical Socialism By REV. MNSG. J. M. LUCEY This booklet gives the principles of practical Socialism as presented by the highest authorities of the Socialistic organization, quoting the authorities. It then gives the solution of life's problem presented by Christian civilization. Those who may read this booklet--and it can be read in half an hour or less--iU be able to compare the remedies which Socialism has in vain offered to the world to ameliorate the poverty and distress of earthly life and the cure which the Christian religion has for centuries so successfully employed. The late Dr. Lam- bert, editor of the New York Freeman's Journal, said that it was the best book of the kind printed. The price is nominal; single copies, 5c; by the 100, 3e, postage free; by the 1,000, 2c, expressage free. Pastors and ethers should order a hundred or a thousand copies for g.eneral distribution. Societies life the Knights of Columbus, Hiber- nzans and Knights of Father Matthew will find the book an excellent thing to defend the faith against Socialists. Address-- The Catholic Publication Society 315 W Markham St LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Easter Footwear At the Busy Corner All the new Novelties in High Grade Shoes. Just received a big shigment of Misses' and Children's Velvet Pumps, in Black and Golden Brown. They are beauties. Every department full of the prettiest Shoes and Slippers in this city, We will appreciate your business EASTER PRESENTS for the Children A. B. POE, the Shoe Man Second and Main Sts. Reed Grocery Co 900 PARK AVENUE CHOICE GROCERIES Fresh, Vegetables Daily Your Smallest Want Promptly Attended GIVE US A TRIAL OLD PHONE 1522 Catholics Patronize Southern 6uardian Advertisers THE REVIVAL OF RETREATS __ Continued frem Paz# produced by these retreats are recogniz. ed by all, with the possible exception of tle Socialists. The lads are braced ,up by the experience, their wills are stiffened, and they are giveu high ideals. They come through the temp- tations of barrack life unscathed, as their comrades and officers alike testi- y. The moral tone of the men and the discipline of the army alike gain. Holland, Spain, Italy and Austria-- all h.ave now their own retreat houses. The movement has spread to Australia Oanada, China and India. Altogether there now exist about a hundred houses for the purpose of retreats for men. Those which provide retreats for wo- men are scarcely less numerous; fifteen thousand women make an annual re- treat of three days in Belgium alone. That thd movement should spread to America avas inevitabl% and one was fully prepared to find it taken up there with vigor. But the actual enthusiasm which it has produced comes as a sur- prise, and makes the earlier history of retreats appear tame in comparison. This may partly be due to the fact that the American temperament--rest- less and tense, with an undercurrent of idealism and a quick eye for effi- ciency of aethod--is one upon which a retreat is calculated to work its most astonishing results. The American needs a retreat perhaps more than any- one else, and he is shrewd enough to recognize the fact. Americans them- selves feel that their tendency to hus- tle and push to live on the surface: and to avoid reflection, is one which requires a corrective. Business men and lawyers and teachers and workmen crowd to these retreats, which, they recognize, will do ranch to steady the national character, to strengthen the bonds of society, and to promote social justice. One quotation may here be allowed from a speech recently deliv- ered by a prominent American manu- facturer who had just made a retreat. He is addressing those who shared his experience on that occasion: 'I am getting ohl now, and I have taken part in many movements iu my time, lint never in one so inspiring and invigorating as this. Other movements were outward to the world, this is in- ward to the heart and spirit. :[ feel for the first time, as it were, and revealed to myself, with the inner man set in order, and eyes that lnok out and see straight. I t is, indeed, a wonderful awakening. Life has new perspectives and new values, and the spirit breathes free and is refreshed. Talk of science and progress; here we have the science and progress of life itself, where the logic of right living is made as clear and as forceful as the logic of right thinking. 'My friends, this is the one great movement of our day, and we ought to thank God that we are privileged to be among the first to belong to it in America. :For surely this country if any other, needs to pause and look within and think in the heart." But let us turn to the English house, the beginnings of which are chronicled in The Spectator article already refer- red to. In the course of less than two years 670 men made retreats at Compstall Hall It then became apparent that larger prenfises must be sought. A fine country house with forty acres of par- ticalarly beautiful grounds was conse- quently bought at Romiley, also in Cheshire, and the first retreats were given in the early months of 1910. The new house accommodates about forty alan, and a retreat is given there every week daring the greater part of the 5,ear. It is impossible to convey any ade- quate idea of these retreats to those who have not taken part in or at least witnessed thmn. So far from being n mere course of sermons or lectures de- livered to a passive audience, they de- mand active co-operation, q ndecd, the men themselves do the real work; they are pat through a course of spiritual drill as scientific in character as the Been Reading the Clothing Advertisements In the Newspapers, Sir? If you have, you must be in a quandary as to where to go to buy your S PRI NG Outfitting. May we suggest? Quit reading and go to looking. Come here and see what we have in store. We are not offer- ing $20 Suits for $4.99, butwe are showing some of the best Suits at $15 that money ever bought. New fabrics in gray, tans and blues. Expert tail. oring by master hands-- not a slip or an error anywhere. Come, see. Satisfaction or money back. IkeMSstiel i . regme at any nursing home. They are i taught to put order into their own I;lives; to give to their religious and moral conduct the definiteness and effi- :ciency which successful men are accus- tinned to give to their business con- cerns. The retreat is neither a barren l intellectual exercise nor a mere appeal to the emotions. It is a systematic setting in order of the whole man. fie high aspiration is left unsatisfied, no spiritual power left undeveloped. That those who have made the re- treats appreciate the new forces which they have thereby acquired is evident from the fact that they nearly all re- turn in following years to repeat the experience. It may be said without fear of contradiction that no one who has seen these retreats at work has failed to express the conviction that they are an institution of quite ines- tinmble value, and are, moreover, par- ticularly opportune in an age of selfish pleasure-seeking and social unrest. Moreover, their appeal, besides being to the whole man, is to all men. Em- ployers and workmen, professional men and artisans, all find in these a basis for right action, an illuminating guide to life. Class bitterness as well as self-seeking tends to disappear in a re- treat. Not only is the life of the indi- vidnal set in order, but the life of so- ciety is made more healthy. The deli- !cate springs of conscience upon which society rests are strengthened and the social sense intensified. Would it not be well if those who trust entirely to legislation and improv.ed environment for social progress were to consider the possibilities of this work of retreats? --London Tablet. Snodgrass & Bracy Enthusiastic Over the Success of Honest John Truss. They are convinced that this particu. lar truss, when properly fitted, is su- perior to all others. Not a single one leaves their store except with the un- derstanding that it belongs to Shod- grass & Bracy if not satisfactory. They also make a specialty of Abdominal Belts, Elastic Hosiery, Knee Caps, Ank- lets, etc., Shoulder Braces, Suspen- sories, sick room necessities, etc. Write or phone Snodgrass & Bracy. LATER STAYER AGAIN. "Virginia, er--whqt does that young man follow?" "\\;V,hat yonng man, papa?" 'Why, the one that calls three nights a week and never notices the clock." Oh, papa he has political aspira, tions. He really expects to be elected a legislator." "It'm. Well, tell him not to prac- tice any all-night sessions around here." THE POPE AND THE LITTLE BOY Continued from Pae 4 ing her gently from her knees, His Holiness said, 'But you will be; for I am going to pray for you.' The con version was wrought instantaneously; she felt that she was a Catholic and she saw everything in the new light. "The family then returned to Mont- luel, France, where our dear sister sought instruction from our sisters there, and in their chapel she was bap- tized and received her first conmmnlon. 'Feeling that she could then satis- fy her desire for a religious' life, she returned to Americ' and entered our coma|nnity, where she was professed on July 31, 1872. "She was a gift of God to us, her earnest piety, her simplicity and her humility far more than her rare in- tellectual endowments gained for her the love of her religious family, who in tiaue were happy to give her the sweet nanle of C Mother' for two suc- cessive triennials. By her talents and aUlweaTying labors she enriche& our library with translations of many val- uable works, and gave to the public the incomparable Meditations on the Gospel by a nmnk of Sept-Fonts. She was a most lovable and beautiful char- acter, and in the 85th year of her ago and the 39th of her profession as choir sister when called to her eternal re- wa.rd. ' ' Thus did our ltely Father Plus IX ]Gave the "ninety and nine to save the one that was lost." Facing the Twentieth Century (Continued from Pae I) of all. the homes of at least three rail- lieu innocent ehihlren ate ruined 1)e- van,, reclaim Thus it may be stated without extravagance, ten nfillion hu- man souls are made to' suffer through these one milliou divorces. The lot oi the children is the saddest feature of all. A deep shadow is cast over their whole lives am it would be better for them if their parents were both dead for wlnlo they could respect their me:,z- ory in the grave, they can only th"nk of them with shame while living. There is no scene more distressing titan the bewihlerment and consternation 0 f chit. dren in the divorce court, as they lis, ten to the recriminations of their rar- ents, not knowing to whoan to turn for an explanation as to what it all means. I! l,.nfirmary H FOR . Permanent Satmfactmn BUY A Kimball Piano Every dollar invested in a Kimball instrument is a safe and profitable one A Kimball Piano or Organ becomes a pleasant and satisfactory lifetime companion. While the cost of the Kimball instru- ments is a little more than you pay for some other makes, yet in time you will be happier by having bought a Kimball instrument. Prices and terms most reasonable. We exchange for your old instruments Hollenberg Music Co. Oldest, Largest and Best Piano House in Arkansas Divorce" is America's national night- mare, and well may we congratulate ourselves that the Catholic church stamls irrevocably opposed to so de- grading an institution. After stating that there are only two nations in the world that exceed the United States in the number of di- vorcesA]geria under the blight of Mahommedanism and Japan under the shadow of Shintoism--Father Doyle nmkes this striking comparison: Make but one comparison--America destroys one f,mily in every fourteen, while in Ireland there is but one di- vorce in every 4,438 marriages. Di- vorces in the United States are increas. ing three times as fast as the popula- tion. No human law can maintain the well- being of society so long as the law of God is flagrantly violated, and a re- turn to true religion is the only remedy for divorce. Congressmen and senators may make any number of laws, and judges on the bench ]nay' surround their proceedings with greater difficulties but it will be all in vain as long as the passions bah] sway and God is ig- nored. The consciences of men and wo- men must be reached before any good can be aeco.mplished, and the only way to reach them is through the religion of Christ The on-Catholic churches could do much against the divorce scourge if they would lend themselves to the task as they have in other mat- ters, but We firmly believe they cau achieve no pernmnent good until they assume the same uncompromising atti- tude as the Catholic chnrch. Then there is that other twin evil of divorce in the domestic life of the nation--race suicide. Children are just as logical and natural a product of marrriage as the fruit is of the tree. The claim that there is more evidence for the exisetnce of a soul at birth than at an earlier period is moral jug- glory and ethereal hair-splitting. In the Sermon on the Mount the Master showed plainly that sin and crime con- sist not so much in the bare act as in the intention of the heart. The iu- tention to prevent and destroy lifo is just as grievous before God as the act itself. Plain speaking was never more needed than it is at present, when the United States is menaced by an ava- lanche of hysteria on these vital ques- :tions, that threaten to destroy the tem- poral and spiritual life of the nation. Only the other day in Washington, a delegate to the Woman's Suffrage Con- vention so far forgot the sacred duties of her sex as to denounce former Pres- ident Roosevelt because he upheld the law of God against race suicide. "Ten years hence," she shamelessly proclaim- ed, 'to be the father of ten or twelve children will be as much of a disgrace as being a confirmed drunkard is at present." Imagine the hopeless degra- dation into which this creature must have fallen when she could utter such blasphemies. The panacea for the irreligion that threatens us is to begin with the chil- dren of this generation, and the virgin soil of their hearts; and so renew the face of the earth. There must be de- vised some scheme whereby all the children may be trained to religious principles. Religion is the strengthen- ing food of the individnal conscience, as it is also the element that will per- petuate our social well-being as well as our national existence. The old Mother Church of Christen- dam is still the guardian of the faith of her chihlren. She has gathered a million and a half of her children into schools that find a place in their teach- ing for God and His law, an'd by her wonderful devotional life she fosters this life of faith among her adherents so that she has every reason to look serenely into the future. A HIGH GRADE VALUE IN Dining Room Furniture OU will notice in our window a cor- rect reproduction of Mary and Wil- liam Dining Room Suites. This is made of Solid Mahogony, with no veneer- ing whatever. This is beyond question one of the prettiest patterns ever made, and if you are interested in Period Furniture, you will certainly be pleased with this. Even if you do not intend to tmrchase now, to see this will help you, and we will appreciate show- ing you. Look in the window as you pass by Arkansas Carpet and Furniture Company "THE HOUSE THAT QUALITY BUILT" Open an account with us Sixth and Main today Phone 573