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THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN Page bv t ..o b," i: THE AGNOSTIC AND THE LAW. We find the following brief and interesting letter in The New York Suu : "'1"o the Editor of The Sun--Sir: To E. W. Perrin, the agnostic so- cialist leader of Arkansas, was yes- terday denied the privilege of testify- ins in a civil suit in the Pulaski Cir- cuit Court by Judge Guy Fulk. The court held that as Mr. Perrin was an agnostic he could not testify in the courts of Arkansas. This is the first decision of the Mad recorded in the Arkansas courts. "JOHN GINNOCHIO. ".tle Rock, Ark." It "is a nice question which this de- cision of the Arkansas judge raises, but we are of opinion that the logic of the situation is entirely with the judge. An agnostic is a difficult proposi- tion in a civil court. Analyze him and you will find ground for the ae- tion of the Arkansas judge. He does not believe in God; he does not be- lieve in religion; he does not believe in future reward or punishment; lae does not believe in the innnortality of the soul; lie does not believe in the moral law as accepted by relig- ion; therefore tie does not accept the idea of sin or crime, only as his own whim shall suggest it to him. He cannot take an oath; for an oath calls God in witness and he does not believe in God; he cannot conmfit a crime, at least formally, because he has eviscerated erime; he has detroyed all idea of crime, when he rejected the moral law upon which, after all, the civil law is built and which sets the standard and measure of crime. No crime can be committed against him individually because lie refuses to recognize any human act as wrong, as crime, when he rejects the moral law. He may accept certain civil laws as in a way binding him in practice, but he knows nothong of conscience and therefore these laws ean have no reasonahle sanction. And who is to determine just what laws and under what conditions he is willing to ac- cept? May he not change them as self-interest or whim may suggest? He may determine that under the cireumstances he may kill a man; the civil law may forbid. But the civil law has no hold on him only inasmuch as he deternfines to yield to it. The strength of the civil law lles in the moral order, and finally in God, and he refuses God and the moral order. The agnostic is in the same class as he regards the moral law as the athiest himself. And the athiest clos- es up the fountain of all law and of all order and commits himself to chance in all the relations of life. It was a logical conclusion which the Arkansas judge reached in the case of this confessed agnostic. We leave it to the lawyers to settle the comi)lications. But we do not under- take to pay them a fee.--The New- ark (N. J.) Monitor. WISE SAYINGS OF GREAT MEN Patrick Francis Murphy at the din- ner of the Manhattan Club to Sena- tor O'Gorman made many pertinent remarks, some of which were: "From a long experience with hu- man nature it is found that an as- sembly of men is like a woman; it will only listen to what it likes to hear. 'The world does not like to be in- structed or amended; that is why many a truth must be spoken in jest. "In our public men the appearance of virtue is indispensable, even if the possession is not. "A public man becomes public property; his movements have all the privacy and quiet of a steam roller; he is as incapable of retiring from public view as the Metropolitan tow- er. His duties are not all lavendar. Under the communicative warmth of banquets he is often betrayed into drinking other people's health until his own is affected. "It is one of the injustices of fate that a public man is measured not by the good he has accomplished but by the blunders he has not eommit- ted. The experience of all politi- cians is they win their electors on their pledges and lose them on their aehievements."--N. Y. Sun. MERE BABES LEARN TO WRITE Italian Woman Gets Results Which Are Astonishing. Maria Montessori is performing what seems almost a miracle in the education of certain children of Rome and Milan. Under her system of teaching it is a common thing for babies of three or four years old to learn to write in about six weeks. Children of five learn in a month and don't even know they are learning. Maria Montessori is a woman of wide learning and unusual ability. In her opinion the only education worth having is auto-education. In the work carried on under, her direction one great difficulty kto keep the teacher from rushing ll.the assist- ance of a child who seems puzzled or embarrassed in his little employ- ment. The idea of rewards or of pun, ishn "s is rigorously banished from the 'houses of ctfildhood" under her control. Her methods are described at length in McClure's Magazine. She begins with very little children and first trains the sense of touch. She emphasizes the advantage of isolat- ing the senses for the purpose of training. Education of the hearing, for example, can best be carried on iu a rum which is not only quiet but also dark. The children are offer bl'indfolded for training the senses other than that of sight. They be- come so keen that they can by mere touch tell a grain of millet from one of rice and can discriminate between coins, even those which are almost alike. INCOGNITOS OF ROYALTY. Queens and Princesses Sometimes Travel as Plain Mrs. or Miss. It has always been the custom of royalties to travel under assumed names, but 'though their incognito is respected most people know who they are. The King and Queen of the Belgians, who lately went to Egypt, travelled under the names of a Count and Countess de Kesh, and as this was a name not well knowfi they were not recognized by most people. The late Quen Victoria called her- self the Countess of Bahnoral, the Czar Paul I. and his Empress once went on a long journey to all the great courts of Europe as the Count and Countess du Nord. The last King of Sweden, of the ancient line of Wesa, Gustave Adolph IV., called himself Colonel Gustavson. Queen Alexandra of England on one occasion, when she stayed in Paris, was under the name of Mrs. Stephens, says the Gentlewoman, and Queen Maud of Norway when she makes an excursion often calls her- self Miss Mills, while her sister, the Princess Victoria, travels often as Miss Johnson. The King of Bulgaria travels as Count Murany, while the present King of Italy bears the name of Count Pollenza. The German Crown Prince and Princess call themselves Count and Countess Ravensberg, and his younger brothers Prince August- Wilhelm and Prince Oscar, travelled as the Counts yon Lingen. The ex-Empress Eugenie, when she is incognito, is known as the Countess Pierrefonds in rememhrance of a castle of that name that was once given to her by Napoleon III. The late King Edward was known as the Duke of Lancaster and King George takes for his travelling name the title of Lord Renfrew. The name under which Queen Alexandra gen- erally travels is the Countess of Chester. The late Empress of Austria al- ways had her name entered as the Countess of Hohenembs. The King of Sweden is known as Count Tul- gard. Ex-King Manuel of Portugal also was fond of being incognito and was then known as Count Varcelles. --The Sun. BISHOP M'FAUL. Suggests Remedy fr the Evils of Sec- ular Journalism. Journalism must return to Christ and the Ten Commandments, if the daily newspapers would remedy its defects. Newspaper men should get together and form a code of ethics similar to those adopted by physi- cians and lawyers, and bind them- selves to adhere to them, upon their honor as journalists. Publish the truth only, all the truth that is necessary, neither abridged nor exaggerated in its de- tails, and all the truth that is secon- darily useful or legitimately interest- ing, without tim invasion of private or public rights. If all this were done, the daily press would have gone far toward purging itself in the opinion of the Rt. Rev. James A. McFaul, Bishop of the diocese of Trenton, N.J. He addressed newspaper men and night workers in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, at 2:45 o'clock Sunda3 morning. The occasion was the cel- ebration of the tenth anniversary of the establishment in New York of early morning Masses for newspaper men and night workers. The first Mass was celebrated a decade ago in St. Andrew's Church, on the edge of Printing-House Square. The custom has been taken up since in nine American cities and in Berlin, Germany. Sunday's cele- bration was in the form of a High Pontifical Mass at which Archbishop Farley officiated. Bishop MeFaul de- livered the sermon.--Church Pro- gress. THE LAETARE MEDAL. The Laetare Medal is given each year by the University of Notre Dame to some lay member of the :Catholic Chureh who has done con- :spieuous work in literature, art, sci- ence or philanthropy. It takes its name from Laetare Sunday, the day upon which announcement is made of the recipient for the year. This year Miss Agnes Repplier, the esayist, received the medal. It was first conferred in I883 on Jolm Gilmary Shea, the historian. In succeding years the following were similarly honored: Patrick J. Kee- ley, the architect; Eliza Allen Start, art critic; General John Newton, en- gineer; Patrick V. Hickey, editor; Anna Hanson Dorsey, novelist; Wil- liana J. Onahan, publicist; Daniel Dougherty, orator; Henry. F. Brown- sou, philosopher; Patrick Donahue, philanthropist; Augustin Daly, the- atrical manager; Mrs. J. Sadlier, nov- elist; William S. Rosecrans, military commander; Dr. Thomas Addis Em- met, physican; Timothy E. Howard, jurist; Mary Gwendolin Caldwell, contributor to education; John A. Creighton, philanthropist; W. Bourke Cockran, lawyer and legislator; Dr. John B. Murphy, surgeon; Charles J. Bonaparte, statesman; Richard C. Kerens, political leader; Tlmmas B. Fitzpatrick, philanthropist; Dr. Fran- cis Quinlan, surgeon; Katherine E. Conway, editor; James C. Mona- ghan, publicist; Francis Fisher Tier- nan, author; Maurice Francis Egan, educator and diplomat.--N. Y. Free- man's Journal. RECALL OF JUDGES OPPOSED. President Taft Put Himself on Rec- ord in Speech in New York. Emphatic condemnation of the proposed recall of judges was voiced by President Taft in his address at the Hotel Astor before the Confer- ence on Reform of the Criminal Law and Proceedure. "Not content with reducing the po- sition of the judge to one something llke that of the moderator in a relig- ious assembly or the presiding offi- cer of a political convention," the president said, "tim judge is to be made still less important and to be put still more on trial and to assume still more the character of a defend- ant by a provision of law, under which, if his rulings and conduct in court do not suit a small per centage of the electors of his district, he may be compelled to submit the question of his continuance on the bench dur- ing the term for wlfich he was elect- ed to an election for recall, in which the reason for his recall is to be in- cluded in 2o0 words and his defense thereto is to be equally brief. "It can hardly be said that this proposed change, if adopted, will give him greater authority or power for usefulness or constitute a reform in the enforcement of the criminal law of this country. It will certainly not diminish the power of irresponsibility of counsel for tbe defendant. Let us hope the strong sense of humor of the American people, which has so often saved them from the dangers of demagogy, will not be lacking in respect of this nostrmn." Texarkana Notes On the evening of May 4th, sx converts made their profession of faith, and were received into the Church by Rev. Father Hayes. On the occasion of the visit to Texarkana of the members of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce on May 5th, Father Hayes made an ad- dress of welcome and spent the eve- ning as a guest of the delegation. At the Fellowship meeting of the Texarkana Board of Trade, Rev. Fa- ther Hayes gave a talk on "City Building and the Higher Life." Sunday, May 7th, fifty-seven chil- dren made their solenm first Com- munion in Sacred Heart Church and in the evening renewed their baptis- mal vows in the presence of an im- mense congregation. Rev. S. P. McDonnell, pastor of St. Margart's Church, Chicago, who is well known n the South because of his many henefactions to the poor missions of Texas, is visiting Rev. Father Hayes. Rev. Father McDon- nell preached at both Masses Sun- day, May 4. On Thursday, May 18th, Rev. Fa- ther Hayes delivered his exquisite lecture "Lead Kindly Light," under the auspices of the Ladies' Society of the Jesuit Church, Shreveport, La. i The Rev. Father Cassar, D. D., Dean of the Cougregation of Rites Missionay Apostolic, a Syrian priest in this country,, was the guest of Rev. Father Boyle, from May Izth to 15th. The Rev. Father Cassar is on a missionary tour throughout our vast country, ministering to the spir- itual needs of the scattered Catho- lics of the Syrian and Italian tongues. On Sunday, May J4th, he celebrated IO o'clock Mass in the Syran Rite at St. Edward's and gave a very in- teresting, explanation of the Mass n the Syriau Rite. Rev. Father Cassar is a very zealous missionary, a schol- ar and linguist. Besides a number of Easten languages, he speaks Latin, French, Italian and Englsh. THE HUNDRED BEST BOOKS. A correspondent broaches that ever-recurrlng and most inane ques- tion about the hundred best books. There is no hundred best books in the world. Some books are good for many purposes, some good for a few purposes, some good for one pur- pose. But there is no single book which is good for every purpose-- not even the Bible or Thomas aKem- i pis--which everybody bound to feels put among Iris hundred best books ll- whenever he tries to make a list up. ---- Good Flour books I have ever seen has struck me as sensil)le throughout. My list would p.robably strike other people just as unfavorably--but then I should never dream of makiug one. No, the only sensible thing is to keep your eyes open, and find out from reviews or otherwise what are good books of the kind you want. Then ,-at them and read them, and you will soon have mastered the hundred best books for you, if not for anybody else.--Bombay Examiner. / Essential to Good Cooking qbe housewife proud of her bread, biscuit, pies and cakes will find 'bar best efforts of no avail unless t'he flour 5s alriht. "Southern Cross" is the very best flour prodnced in the U1fited States. It is made of dmiee No. 1 wheat and is better than the hiffhest p,atent flour, which is generally sold as the best flour. i N m z m = m z M [] m m [] [] = _-------- I|l ------__ -- _ AN AUTHOR'S HANDWRITING,---Sp " 1 /I o -= The handwriting of literary men is = - ecru .. sac00s ........... 85C = - suppsed t have imprved during i !P I165-{ recent years, but there are still a few rices /I 4S-lb SACKS ......... , with a fondness for hieroglyphics. A:t .  Thi - ---- a meeting of the Methodist Confer- S Week /I .n once in Melbourne the other day -- [] /I BARREL ............ qlU,UU = - tile Rev. Dr. Fitchett, author of --  =- "THETA" FLOUR. Itighest .patent, will compare avora'bly with he best flouz handled 'by first-class grocers. 24-1b Sacks ............................................ 75c 48-1b Sacks .......................................... $1.45 Barrel .............................................. $5.50 "PALACE" FLOUR. The Best Grade Made. 24-1b Sacks ............................................ 650 48-1b Sacks .......................................... $1.9,5 Barrel ............................................... $5.00 "Deeds That Won the Empire," and other popular works, handed up a [] resolution. -[] The president looked at it, turned _= it upside down and roundabout, and []_ at length gave it up in despair. The clerk was equally unable to decipher --= it. "I must ask Brother Fitchett," --- te said the president, "to be good [] enough to rewrite his resolution and _[] try to make it readable. At present [] it resembles a doctor's prescription." -- -London Chronicle. [] [] Mrs. Nextdoor--Does it disturb [] the babywhen I play thepianoin B g i i "Raj h"T my apartments ar a n n a ea Mrs. FlatteOh, nol He rather -[] If you drink Tea, here Js an offer that should induce you o lay in a supply for the summer, hen iced Tea is so refresh- ing, cooling .and palatable. We offer for THIS WEEK ONLY the celebrated Rajah Tea frmn Cylon at half price, an .offer so exceptional that it has never,been made in Litle Rock before u enjoys it. And it saves me the trou-- ble of beating on a tin pan to soothe him when he cries. :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I' - = and never will :be aain. "' Too Busy to Ever Close," N0 Perfume So Regular Price 75c per Pound Fragrant , This Week 35c None so delicate, so appealing to DIS[RIBUTING POINTS : the lady of good taste and refine- ment, so free from the f a in t e s t Sixteenth and Gaines--Fhone 446 suspici:n of "'2oudness" as the Wright and Summit Avenues--Ph0ne 276 'W00nn00e Daws' i N [] m M m = a i m m m m w n m i u M _= m [] m [] m [] m [] [] m [] u [] m m m [] m Critz Bros A New Perfume - $1.00 the ounce. _-= ii To be had only at Grocery Company - Z EISLEcR' S ' _= [] _ If it is Drugs, Soda or s. a. r000aloy o. --[] State Bank Bld. Phone - Cig Free delivery day or night  ars Only Chapel and Private Reoeption -- [] Rooms in the City .lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. WE HAVE IT Healey & Ruth FUNERAL DIRECTORS Natural Private Gr0y Ambulance, Day or N]ghtLady A.ssist, ant COR, FI;=TH oo0 HA/N TS*,, 719 Main St. Zdttle o0k, .ark. Gas The German National Bank OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Wilt be a big help to the cit- CAPITAL, $300,000 Founded 1875 Surplus and Profits, $350,000 izens of Little Rock. It will s.A. LITTLE, President E.T. REAVES, Cashier R.H. THOMPSON, Ass't Caah'g be turned on in a few days, o.P. ROBINSON, V.-Pres. D. G. FONES, V-Pres. M.H. LONG, Ass't Cash'r Our lame list of correspondents and the superior equipment d our Collectlon Delmrtment afford unequalled facilities for and the wise ones are pre- handlingallbusineuenttuaedtous. ThecontervahveyetproeMivemethedswhich have characterized the mana- thi* bank have,not.'only marked its history with tuceeu but atture continued safety and tatiaction to it) Imtmn paring in advance. You can WE PAY INTEREST ON TIME CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT buy a Quick Meal or Estate We respectfully Invlte Accounts of those who desire a Safe Depository Gas ,Stove from us and use for their Funds it with artificial gas until the natural gas is urned on. It Holding Back Your Live Stock costs less to ]lave them put will be no easy task if there is a meal of ill /lOW. our feed or grain ahead of them. They will be too eager to get at it. Your stock know good feed and grain when it is offered them. Feed yours with ours; they will express appreciation of gOSTE R the treat in better oondition, better ap- pearance and better service. 1HARDWARI: Wm. E. 0verstreet Grain C0. SEVENTH AND CENTER STS. COMPANY Phone-, 19, 39 and 69 301-303 MAIN STREET Tell Them You Saw It In The Guardian Old Phone 5417 WE CAN COLLECT ANY BILL WITHIN THE LIMIT OF THE, LAW Fidelity Adjustment and Collecting Co. CLARENCE, R. EPSTEIN, State Manager HARRY K. OLIPHINT, Local Manege I Ph Wl,e o,W,,e.. Abo.* Collect'n and Adjust'n o., neP*'tme"t evot'd to [ .... Our Special O|fer to Flrma Collection of Reuts Is Me/ro- hess. poll/an In Every Respect. Give Stun. C,d, of Accounts of all Klnds U, oT,00ol. i 112 I-2 Wea Markham Street Suite 18-19 LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS