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THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN iiii I I Page lve I /L four Checks are Receipts by cheek. It's foolish to carry money on the person, except for the smallest purchases and inddentals, for aside from the care and inconvenience, there is always tile danger of theft or loss. Ill But with a cheek book I Carry as large a ot tiffs bank in your pocket the inconvenience and the I fialance as you worry are eliminated. You write out a check for the ] can. It gives you ] better standing, exact amotmt of each purchase, your cheek-stub is a I and is only fair I recomlense for record for reference, and tim cheek itself will later be .,I the many accom- returned to you by the bank, and may be retained as a ..ALJodations shown by the bank ..... receipt. I1 Some persons may think of the check ae- "1 account as being complicated. Nothing could be more simple, however. We keep books for you, and there is a record for your every transaction. Your checks are your receipts. Union Trust Co.  c-P":fgo.Sg&'8 201W. Second St.  W[]Ill, ,1, l1,-------, lig CONFIRMATION ANp VISITATION. May 4th, 191I, was an extraordinary (lay for the parishioners of St. Agnes Catholic Church, the occasion being marked I)y the preseuce of the Rt. Rev. John B. Morris, Bishop of Lit- tle Rock, who came for the purpo.e of E1)iscopal visitation and for the administration of eonfirnaation. At 7:3o a. m., the Bishop celebrat- ed low Mass and communicated 1)e-' tween ninety and one hundred per- sons. It was truly an edifying .tnd impressive scene to witness so many young and old approaching the Holy Table and also showing their filial respect for ther Bishop and acknowl- edging his attthority and spiritual supremacy by so reverently kissing his ring, which is the syml)ol of his dignity in the Church as a successor of the apostles. At ten o'clock, the hour appointed for the solenm service, the Bshop and priests, preceded 1)y the confirmation class bearing lighted candles, walked in processional order from the paro- chial residence to the church, their eonfing being heralded to the large congregation hy the choir juhilantly singing the "Eece Sarcedas Magnus." On the entrance of the clergy to the sanctuary, the Bishop having giv- en the blessng, high mass was imme- diately begun by the Rev. P. H. Boyle, of Texarkana, at the conclu- sion of which the Bishop prouounced the benediction or absolution of the dead, previously explaining to the pople that as the Catholic Church al- ways reveres the tnenlory of her de- parted children so this rite takes pre- cedence of others and is never omit- ted during the cononical visitation of a parish to itnpress upon the living the "necessity of rememhering their deceased friends and of their obliga- tion of helping the suffering souls in purgatory by their prayers and char- itable deeds. Then followed the benediction of the Blessed Sacament, after which the Bishop delivered an eloquent dis- course, which was listened to with rapt atention. Practicability seems to he a strong point with Bishop Morris, and it was fully evidenced in his appeal to parents to maintain their respousible positions as "high priests" of the family, to exercise their parental authority in the train- ing of their children in love and obe- dience; in his call .upon the men of the parish to he true, staunch citi- zns and npholders of right and ins- rice, to cast their political votes with prudence and discretion, not consid- ering the religion of the candidate for office, but his ability and morality; to avoid the inconsistencies of So- cialism, as its tendencies are more to the destructions of laarmonious workings between the classics than to unity and concord. In his special address to those to he confirmed he urged them to live up to the high standard required of them by the Church, to be ever faithful to its teachings, true soldiers of Christ, never forgetting that they had been signed with the sign of the Cross and anointed with the oil of chrism in the sacrament of Confirmation. The Bishop also referred to the ex- cellent work done by Father Galla- gher, his remarks on the improvement of the parish and the large increase of its members were very complimen- tary, and he assured the congrega- tion of the high esteem in which he held their pastor, and that although he was at one time on the point of removing him to a larger parish, he will now allow him to renaain with them to continue the good work so well begun. After the Confirmation of seventy the ceremonies were brought to a close by the singing of the "Te Deum" by the choir and congrega- tion. In the afternoon the Bishop, ac- companied hy Father Aretz, Father Boyle and Father Gallagher, visited St. Joseph's Academy, where they were entertained by the pupils with an admiahle program of vocal and instrnmental tnusic. Miss ]rene Thinnes, in the name of the teachers and pupils, presented the Bishop with a beautful address artistically designed in white and gold. After greetings and welcomes, the graceful young speaker briefly touched npon the great undertakings of the Bishop, accomplished since his coming to the diocese, expressing the keen appreciation for the honor of having such a grand man as spiritual ruler, guide and Bishop. At the concluiosn of the program, Mr. J. Collins in well chosen words, spoke in hehalf of the congregation, assuring the Bishop of their loyalty and obedience and of their hearty co-operation and assistance whenev- er called upon in any necessity. The Bishop in a brief response thanked both speakers for their greetings and manifastations of good will, expressed himself as greatly pleased with the program rendered by the pul)ils, complimenting them upon their musical proficiency, as- sured the people of his perfeca sat- isfaction with the advancement of the parish and the splendid progress of the school, and regretting that his 'stay in Mena was so /trotted and with many hurried farewells he was escorted by the priests and delgation to the depot where the party was met by a number of pupils from St. Joseph's Academy, who, as the train pulled out with the Bishop standing on tte platform of the observation car looking every inch the great Bisho I) and perfect gentleman, and pleasantly waving the last farewells greeted him with the college yells of his own special school, the Little Rock College. Thus ended one of the brightest and hapl)iest days of the little parish of St. Agnes. Lena Nova. The followiug is the progratn of a musicale given in honor of Bishop Morris, by the pupils of St. Joseph's Academy at Mena, on May 4th: Greeting--Address ............... Miss Irene Thinnes "In the Gipsy's Life you Read" ....................... Vocal Class "Alpine Glow,"--Piano Miss Gretchen Wertz Miss Mabel Lee Miss Beulah Petty "Judith" (Beneath the Ramparts) ............. Miss Agnes Donohue "Rondo Capriccioso,"--Piano ............ Miss Gladys Lichlyter "The Good Old U, S. A."--Song .................. The Little Boys "Bohemian Girl" . .......... Winner Violin .......... Miss Ruth Meyer Piano ..... Miss Lillian Dollarhide McClerkin's Drug Store SEVENTH AND MAIN Carries at all times a complete line of Sick Room Supplies. Our Prescription Department is in the hands of competent registered pharmacists, and your prescription will be filled just as the doctor wrote it. Telephone us your wants and our messenger service will de- liver same promptly. TELEPHONE 576 Ih III (a) "Slave Song"--Vocal (I)) "Don't You Mind the Sorrow" ............. Miss Gladys Lichlyter "Morris Gavotte,"--Piano Miss Lillian Dollarhide Miss Margue,'ite Garland "Angel's Serenade" Voice ....... Miss Agnes Donobue Violins .... Miss Gladys Lichlyter Miss Rnth Meyer Mandolins ..Miss Gretchen Wertz Miss Mabel Lee Piano .... Miss Nettle Summerville "Ave Maria" (Angelus) .................. The Vocal Class ADDRESS TO BISHOP MORRIS. From St. Joseph's Academy, Mena, Arkansas. Our Esteemed Visitor. . Greeting To the Rt. Rev. John B. Morris, D. D,. Bishop of Little Rock. Right Reverend and Dear Bishop: Proud and exultant are our hearts today with the full consciousness of [the favor bestowed npon us--that of having in our midst our dearly loved Bishop. This auspicious occasion has been long expected, and now that we be- hold you anaong us, poor and cold when compared with the fervor and gladness of our sou/s, are the wel- comes, the ten thousand welcomes, uttered by our lips. Extravagant may seem this asser- tion, but those who have frequent communication with a Bishop never realize the unspeakable pleasure--and sometimes awe--experienced by those who come in contact with him only at intervals broken by long periods. More than three years have passed stnce we had the honor of weleonfing you to our little parish for the first time. They you came to us almost as a strange; now we greet you as our renowned and revered guide and father, as well as our Bishopthe chief pastor of our souls--and also the helper and protector of little chil- dren, the advocate and promoter of education for the young, the organ- izer and consolidator of harmonious working between the clergy and laity, the disseminator of faith and doe- trine, religious pripciples and high morals through the medium of the present age--the press. For, though far distant from the immediate scenes of your /abets, tidings have reached us of the striking works accomplish- ed since your elevation to the Epis- copacy of this diocese. We have heard of the magnificent structure erected under your personal super- vision and at enormous expense as a home for the little orphans of your flock; the founding of a splendid College, which is rapidly gaining for itself the reputation f being a school of the highest order; the formation and successful carrying through of the Teachers' Normal, the first of its kind ever held for religious in tiffs State, and from whose good ef- fects we have all derived much bene- fit; the building np of new parishes, your zealous solicitude for the col- ored pople of your diocese, and for their advancement both spiritually and temporally. These are a few of your arduous undertakings, and for the latest--and i)robably the greatest so far--we need no announcenlent, for youthful and undeveloped we may be, yet we are sufficiently advanced to recognize in the establislnnent of i the Southern Guardian, which nlany of us have read and appreciate, a factor which promses to be a most powerful instrument for good, for if "tt)e pen is mightier than the sword" then such an untodate progressive re- ligious newspaper must be far-reach- ing and nfluential, for it often pene- For Haberdashery SEE Ike Stiel 112 Main St. trates where the voice of the preach- cr never reaches. \\;Vith the knowledge of these noble achievements and the realization that we possess in our Bishop an indefa- tigable worker, a kind and tender fa- ther, an enlightened guide and be- nevolent ruler, is it not but reasona- ble that we should rejoice in the honor of your presence in onr class rooms, and your coml)laisance in lis- lening to our unpretentious program, which we Impe will give some slight )leasnre. Again, greeting and welcomes, and ve /)cg you to accept this little ad- dress as a testimony of the affec- tion and obedience to your grateful children in Christ. The Pupils of St. Joseph's Academy, Mother Seton herself and the major- ity of lmr companions were highly educated and cultured American la- dies. They were finished English scholars, nlany of them knew several htnguages, and nearly all of them spoke French fluently. \\;Vhen Arch- bishop Carroll, January 17, 1812, gave formal approbation to the American Daughters of Charitythe first dio- cesan approbation in the United States, by the first Archhishop of the United States, to the first religi- ous comnmnity founded in the Unit- cd States, he instructed the Sisters as =follows: "In the tneantime, assnre yourself and them (the Sisters) of nay prayers for your prosperity in the important duty of education which will ;,nd must h)ng be your nlight need later a folmdation in Cin- nati, and one in Chillicothe. The letters of Sister Louis de Gonzaga, among the enclosures above men- tioned, give a correct account of the coming of the Sisters of Notre Dame as well ;ts a picture of the pleasure he Sisters of Charity found in wel- coming other Religious to their old field of lal)or. \\;Vhich is the older, and why? On page 26 of the ttistory is a par- agraph "Visitandines" and inlmediate- ly following it, "The Sisters of Char- ity." The next to the last sentence in the former paragraph is: "This was the Georgetown, D. C., estab- lishment, the oldest female acadetny with the limits of the Thirteen Orig- hal States." Mena, Ark., May 4th, 10ti. principal, attd will always be your -- partial employment. A centttry at =, , -- , i least will pass before the exigencies and hal)its of the country will re- Comvllments oI the l'ress I A quire and hardly admit of the chari- -- table exercises toward the sick, suf- NEW CATHOLIC PAPER. ficient to eml)loy any nuntl)er of Sis- From the Boston Pilot--= The Southern Gardian is the name of a new paper published at Little Rock, Ark. The Guardian is a brigltt, newsy paper, and its editor is Rt. Rev. J. M. Lucey, V. G. Ms. O'Malley, under "Library Col- umn," Western Watchman-- In the new Catholic paper just re- cently begun, the Southern Guardian of Little Rock, Ark., i found htst week a splendid article on Father iRyan, the poet-priest of the South, by Mgr. Lucey, editor of the Guar- dian. Mgr. Lucey tells us that thir- teen editions of Father Ryan's poems have already been published; his works stand amoug the classics. And yet, how tnuch is he studed and known in our Catholic schools? LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF AMERICA. Cincinnati's Sisters' Schools. To the Editor of America: "A Brief History of the Catholic Church in the United States," pub- lished by Schwartz, Kirwin & Fauss, and written hy the Sisters of Notre Dame, Nanmr, invites the following critieis,n: On page 67 is this statement, "The Sisters of Charity (of Cincinnati) had been working in the diocese since 1829, caring for the orphans, and Bishop Purcell who was an ad- vocate of Catholic. education brought the teacliing Order of the Sisters of ters out of our large cities; and, therefore, they ntttst consider the husiness of education as a lahorious, charitable and permanent object of their religions duty." (Shea, "Life and Times of the Most Rev. John Carroll," p. 649. ) Armed with this command of their first ecclesiastical superior, the Sis- ters of Charity went forth to all the large cities of the United States, the pioneer teachers of this country, and inaugurated our great Catholic paro- chial school, system. Following Moth- er Seton's plan at Emmitshurg, they opened side by side, a pay school and a free school, often with an or- phanage attached. This they did in Cincinnati in 1829. They took six little orphans to live with them, and inmaediately opened their school near the old Cathedral on Sycamore Street. The Catholic Telegraph began its existence Octo- ber 22, 1831. Its old volumes fur- nish many interesting accounts of the public examinations conducted in the Sisters' schools in the presence of the Bishop of the diocese, the rev- erend professors of the ecclesiastical seminary and prominent secular gen- tlemen. The seminary was close to the Cathedral on Sycamore Street, but Geueral Lytle gave to Bishop Fenwick property in Brown County, Ohio, for educational purposes and the seminary was transferred thither. In a short time Bishop Purcell regret- ted this change hecause he could not give the students his personal super- Such a conchtsion does not follow from the arguments in the two para- graphs : "Miss Lalor's first house was founded in 18o8." Mrs. Seton became a Cathodic iu 18o5 and three years later (18o8) "ol)ened an Academy at Emmitslmrg, Md. Here in 18o9, she, [with four associates, took the religi- ous lmhit and they adopted the rnle of St. Vinceut de Paltl with some tnodifications." (They were formal- ly approved in Jaquary, I812.) "Miss Lalor's commlmity was ap- proved July 24, t817. On Decernber 28, 1817, she, with two others, took solemn vows." She had taken sim- ple vows in 1813. Is not St. Joseph's Academy, Em- mitsbttrg, the oldes t Academy within the limits of the thirteen original States? It is certainly the oldest coudueted by Religious. S.M.A. Cincinnati, Ohio, April 28. COMFORTABLE . ATTRACTIVE STRONG and DURABLE These Words Spell the Name ALLWIN The Collapsible Go-Cart or Baby Carriage that most com- pletely meets all the require- ments of the mother Notre Dame to open schools, 1840." The History could not have been compiled by the Sisters of Notre Dame of the Cincinnati Povince as they would have at hand an abund- ance of correct historical material in the 01d files of the Catholic Tele- graph, ahstracts frotn which I send with this letter, to verify the state- ment herewith presented. Bishop Fenwick, the predecessor of Bshop Purcell, also "an advocate of Catholic Education," had the initia- tive, and he hrought the "teaching Order" of the Sisters of Charity (Mother Seton) from Enmfitsburg, October 27, 1829. The Dominican, Nuns from Kentucky had an Acad- emy and District School at Somerset in I831, and the Poor Clares opened an Academy in Cincinnati at a very early date. Mother Seton's commu- nity was and is a teachiug body. GET UNDER A Pfeifer Straw Hat Keep cool. Look right $1.50 to $5.00. Panamas, $5.00 and $7.50 vision, so he resolved to hring the seminary back to the city. He de- cided to open a Young Ladies' Boarding School in Brown County, and asked for another colony of Sis- ters of Char/ty, Demands from wtrious parts of the country were in excess of the num- ber of Sisters at Ennnitsburg, and the Superiors there were compelled regretfully to decline the Bishop's in- vitation, while "he himself," as he wrote to Mother Margaret, "was forced with sincere sorrow to turn aside from old and (lear friends and make aplication to strangers, a thing he would never have thought of do- ing, had St. Joseph's Vale been able to supply the growing needs of his diocese." The Religious of the Sacred Heart had made him a promise to come to his diocese, hut found they could not fulfill it at this time. Remembering that when he was in Belgium about two years previously he was told that the Sisters of Notre Dame, a commu- nity founded in 18o3, whose rules were approved toward the middle of the century, desired to labor in for- eign countries, he applied to the Bishop of Namur and later to the Mother Superior, asking for Sisters and promising them the old Semina- ry property, "one hundred acres in perpetuity," telling theln also that he J Folds Flat, into a Compact Packade Large, roomy, well enclosed bodies, fine springs, grueeful lines and propor- tions, strong and beautiful color combi- nations, the best of materials, and a con- struction to give the maximum of strength and durability. Exactly Like Cut $10.50 Freight prepaid to any part of this State Thos. Lonerl00an Furnlture Co. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS LENSING'S 701 MAIN Millinery and Novelties We have a nice line of HOSIERY. Prices ranging from 25 cents to $2.00 a pair. Try them. Old Phone 2658 7th and Matn Sts. 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