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THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN rag, I i[]ml, ,Im@iii, I Do not fail to care for your notes promptly the day they are due, and do not overdraw your account [] A Home for the Future [] Most every young man has the hope and ambition to some day have a home of his own. Such an ambition is commendable, yet of itself, it will not bring re- suits. Energy and purpose, together with ambition and a savings account will bring him to the desired goal almost before he knows it. There is no better plan of saving for a home than the savings account. We will open an account for one dollar. We pay four per cent interest. Interest is ) compounded twice a year. We treat all our deposi- _] tors right. We will do the same by you. i Let us help you realize your hopes of a home of your own UNION TRUST co. 201 W. Second St. I [] [] ffi I ,Im[E00[E L -i GRADUATION AT ST. ANNE&apos;S, FORT SMITH. Impressive Ceremonies Mark Annial Commencement of Academy When Class of Eight Re- ceive Diplomas. It may 1)e news to many, but St. Anne's Academy of this city was es- tablished in the year r853, and it has grown until today it is among the foremost secular schools of the State. The annual comtnencement exercises were held last night at Catholic hall on Thirteenth street, and so great was the crowd of lratrons and friends of the academy that the auditorium proved inadequate to accommodate them. The stage was sl)lendidly dec- orated and the exercises throughout of the most creditable character. Mu- sic was supreme. There were eight young ladies in the graduating class this year, and tlrey were of tlre "sweet girl gradu- ate" sort, too. Their names are Ouida Newman, Elizabeth O'Leary, Annie McKinley, Edna McLaughlin, Philomene Hook, Pauline Curtin, Marguerite Stevenson and Wilson __..Clark. With appropriate remarks they were handed their diplomas at tire conclusion of the program the Very Rex,. A. Stocker acting in the place of the Rev. Dr. Horan who is away on a vacation. The graduates had coml)leted the four years' course pre- scribed by the Academy aud are now regarded as fitted to begin the real battle of life. Diplomas were also awarded the members of the eight graduating class as follows: Misses L. Vogel, M. Allison, R. McSpadden, L. James, A. McGivern, H. Graham, J. Swarmer, M. McShane and E. Searcy. Honor Pupils. The premium list comprised a gold medal 'awarded to Addle Breslin, and a duplicate to Annie Breslin; a rosary to Madeline McShane, a second prize for original composition to Marion Redmond and prizes to May Colbert and Lillian Atwood for proficiency in music. On the roll of honor list appeared the names of Misses E. Mivalez, B. Kuper, E. Sharum, L. M. McBride, L. Vogel, M. Allison, A. Templeton, A. Keating, E. Hendrick, M. Sharum, G. Steinmetz and H. Norton. Vocal and instrumental music in- terspersed the several parts of the program. Oesten's trios by Ia young ladies were retadered twice with fine effect. A double quartet sang beauti- fully "'Tis Music That vqfispers," hy Rossino, also rendered well "My Rosary." The "Snow Song" by Elgar was heautifully rendered hy a vocal class of i2 yong misses. Present Operetta. Presenting itself as the crowning feature of the evening's entertain- ment was the operetta, "The Crown of Virtue," by Bordese. It was showy, musical and artistic. Some snatches of song were rendered so well that real operatic ahility was indicated by several of the misses. flower girls, crown bearers and cho- rus girls. Father Stocker's Remarks. Tire address to the graduates was delivered by the Rev. Dr. A. Stocker. After referring to tim hal)py school days, the associations that were there formed and the end of the common school life, he warned the misses that they need not expect that their fu- ture life would be a perpetual vaca- tion with an endless round of jogs. He was sure they did not hold such a shallow view of life. Continuing, Ire said : "One domain of human endeavor that is largely occupied--I had almost said monopolized--by womankind in these United States is primary educa- tion. Not- is this a lamentable con- dition, for every woman is a potential mother and as such has been endowed by the creator with a special intuition for correct treatment of children. If, therefore, any one of you have an inclination in that direction, I can only offer my congratulations. That those who control the education of our youth exercise a mighty influence on the welfare of our nation, provid- ed they are educators of the right sort, inspiring personalities rather than dry pedagogues, needs not a word of explanation. However, if your heart is aflame with tire noble amhition of devoting your lives to education, you perhaps would do host: to follow the footsteps of your helov- ed teachers, for otherwise the tempta- tion is often great to consider teach- ing as a stepping stone to a more congenial vocatiou. "It may be God has chosen you to he priestesses in the sanctuary of the family. In the family flows the foun- tain of the world's regeneration and neither church nor school can av- complish much when tire family re- tnains unregenerated. O, ye women how potent can he your influence for the betterment of mankind! How transcendent can be your service in the cause of hutnanity! "Far he it from me to belittle the higher education of women, Let them he lights of wisdom; equal part- ners of their hushands able to appre- ciate the significance of the questions St. Mary's College ST. MARYS, KANSAS Collegiate, Academic and English Commercial Courses Under the management of the Fathers of the Society of Jesus Write for Catalogue REV. ALOYSIUS A. BREEN. S. J., President ing parts which were sung hy Misses O. Newman, P. Hook, \\;V. Clark, P. Curtin, E. McLaughlin, M. Stevenson, E. O'Leary, A. McKinley, M. Hiner and E. Stewart. Miss Stewart ap- peared in the character of a boy and won many compliments. Assisting in the operetta were village maidens, Send your orders for high grade Printing to the New Era Press / 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 proscription will be filled just as the doctor wrote it. Telephone us your wants and our messenger service will de- liver same promptly. TELEPHONE 576 that-move the world; for all these things will enhance their power in iraoulding the rising generation; all these things will heighten the charms of home and rivet hushand and chil- dren to the family hearth; and tetrs of thousands of such good and ltappy families will constitute a good and happy nation. "Thus, nay dear graduates, I have shown you a vista of some of tire possibilities that lie before you in the life upon which you enter with this your graduation from school. Don't think, however, that with this even- ing you have reached the goal of your edncation. Keep your eyes open to and your heart in sympathy with whatever is good in human progress." --South \\;\rest American. ADVERTISING ARKANSAS. Ed;*,r Sout,ern Guardian: I ,end with ip, te,est your article "A Pad Advertisement," and am glad indeed that our people hut seldotn hav.., occasi ,t to ue the six words which have caused such a loss of morey to t(ansas, viz: "drought, grasshopper, cyclone, blizzard hot wind." Nat le is very kind to us and have nevc," known a crop failure throughout A,'kansas. Our crops have I)eco:ne so :liversified that the dana- age :o one crop :lcs not affect ev- erything an l a drou,,ht seldoms pre- i vai over the whole State. M,'. Cohurn, the Secretary of the Kansas Board of Agrculture, I think is makiug a mistoke in his premises. t is trot so much tire use of those words that has cost iansas so dearly, hut the fact A:at those conditions pre- vail in that State, unfortunately, to a greater extent thau elsewhere. Of course it aggravate-" the disease and mcr-'ases the damag ' to talk about it. I think it wltl be admitted that it doe= not enh.mce values in Arkan- sas ,o spell te name of the State "Arkansaw" as son:( few people in- sist cm doing. The .so of the words "Bowie-Knife," "Arkansas Tooth- pick," etc., happily , assing away has 1)een injurious to the State. The reference to the "S,atnps of Arkan- sas" when there arc no swamps coin- )araively, except in tire Eastern part of ""e State, does us no good. Why not mention that we have in Arkan- sas the highe..t mou:<ain hetween the Alle.hanies -nd the Rockies, and let it ga at tha  The folowmg ,'tal:ment of some of the things in which Arkansas is prom- they.t, if not in the lead, will be read with interest, and the Board of Trade will be glad to supp y copies of this list to all inquirers: Arkansas ranks fifth in cotton rais- ing A'kansas l:: -:evenh in the produc- tion of yellm pive A kansas ha th  largest saw mill in t!.e world at St, raps. Arkansas has the :argest fruit dis- tillery in the world, at Bentonville. A,-kansas raises one million bales of cotton, worth $75,000,000. A,'kansas has more mineral springs that: any other State in the Union. "-'llllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIl. St. Anne's Academy =--- Fort Smith, == Day and Boarding School Conducted by Slite of Mercy IIIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Georgetown Visitation Convent A Boarding and Day School for Youeg Ladies and Little Girli DnliJrhtfully Situated on G*orgmtown Heiuhta WASHINGTON, D. C. Founded in 1799. Address Sister Directress Hundreds Have taken advantage of the greatest Shirt Values ever offered. Genuine Russian Cord Silk Pongee Shirts, worth $3.00, $2.00 and $1.75, 3 For $5. A,'kansas has" the largest rice yield )er acre of any StaN in the Union. Arkansas l-rodtwes the smokeless coal usetl hy the U ,,ted States navy. A'kansas has the longest l)ontoon bridve in the w,,rht at Dardanelle. Ac':ansas this ye , sold lumber, shin-los, etc., tc. the value of $195,- O00,i.()O. A-ansas has tbo hottest springs in he wo, ld, llot Fptings, sixty in llUnab r. Arkansas has more miles of nayS- gaD'" rivers ;him azly other State in the ! hfion. Akansas has th only diamond min-'s in tire w.*qd outside of Africa --Pike Couny A,kansas pa.s tb highest school tax n the Cnited k'tates, according tt) popuhttion. A kansas producz  coal, silver, ga- lena, marble, slate, oilstone, and clays of e ery des:Hntion Arkansas has the largest Spring in the vorld, Mammod, Spring, a full size wer at ,ts sou'e, Spring River. Akansas has the highest moun- taio : tire United " ates hetween the- Allc,ghanies and th Rockies, Mount Ma ,.,--zine. Arkansas is on the satne parallel of latitude as the Garden of Eden, and the climate is 0e same as that of Los Angeles. Arkansas has the htrgest bauxite field in the world, ear Little Rock, supplying nearly all the aluminum used in the world. Arkansas has more pearls in her rivers than any other State in the Union, many of they. selling as high as $to,ooo each. Arkansas has the richest land in the worht, as- is sh')wn by the fact that the first pretnit;nt on cotton has ahvays heen awarded to this State hy the world's fairs. Arkansas has two counties, accord- ing to the Untied States census, Ben-. ton and Waslungton having more ap- ple trees than any other counties in the United States, N. gara county, N. Y., being third. Yours truly, Gec ge R. Brown. Secretary Joard of Trade. HEAD OF PUBL'C SCHOOLS LAUDS CATHOLIC ACADEMY. At the fifleenth conanaenceuaent of St. Joseph's Ata(lenay on June 8th, a most laudal)le inetdent took place, whi.'h goes to show that the old adage and tl,e once hard knocks to- wards Catholic education is fast dy- ing and that he Catholic Academy of Mona is doing things which every Catholic in the qtate should know. Prof. J. Adams, county examiner- and head of Mena's Public School, asked the Superior ,.,f St. Joseph's if he could present th,se who had com- pleted the common branches in the Academy with the regular Public Scbuol diplonms His request was granted and he actirg upon his own responsibility, vohmtarily presenteo those who had con.1)leted the comnton course in St. Joseph's with the regular State cer- tifi,:ate. In an address Prof. adams stated that through investigation he had found the Academy's course equal to the public school's, if not better. He also, stated that he was proud to have such as St. Joseph% for a contpetitor, hecause he said tha.', they had demon- stra..ed that they were conducting a school which would cope with any in the State. tie said that Ire was in a pos;tion to Know because it was his husiness to make a rtudy of schools.. He also said that though he was not a Catholic he had always held St. Josel)h's Academy and the good Sis- ters in the highest esteem, and his being county exanvner and head of pubdc education in Mena might keep hitn from expressing his views--in the minds of some--but that he thought it an abso'ute necessity to speak his mind and laud Mena's old- est school. ORDINATION AT ST. i ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL The sltcred orders of priesthood and deaconate will be conferred this Saturday, morning by Rt. Bey. John B. Morris, D. D.. Bishop of Little Rock, in St. Andrew's Cathedral. Rev. Edward Burger, O. S. B.. will be or- dained priest, and Bey. Jerotne Pohle. O. S. B., deacon. The services hegin at 7:3o a. m., for the convenience of the Bishop and the fatnily and friends of the ordinandi. These young le- rites will be a grateful addition to the clergy 'of the diocese: CAN'T HOPE TO EQUAL THAT. A Western corporation has planned sotnething higger than the Roosevelt darn. But it isn't CXl)ected to have anything like the explosive power. CHRISTIANTY'S MOST POWER. FUL WEAPON (Continued iron* page 4) The votaries of the world dislike and hate the restraints imposed hy God's Chtn'ch on the sinful passions of men They are shrewd, and, knowing tire great power of the press, they use it to propagate their plans for the de- struction of the Church. "The chil- dren of tire world are wiser in their generation than tire children of light." Millions have been expended in re- cent years by the enemies of religion in France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy and other European countries to malign the church, to misrepresent her motives and works and to pass laws destructive of her usefulness. In some of those countries the churches, schools, convents, charitable in- stitutions and lnonasteries have been contiscated by the State, priests and religions have been banished, God and His Commandments have been excluded front the homes and the schools. DE QUEEN'S NEW CHURCH. "; At an early hour upon May 2oth a little band could be found wending its way toward tbe new Catholic Chuich in I)eQueen, where divine ser- vice.: were to be Ireld for the first time in God's new ctnple. .. Each and every (.,ne of that band was the possessor f keenest happi- ness, for their long cherished dreatn had been fulfilled a-d none was more hapl'y than was Mr. John Tobiil whose home had served as a church thro;lghout a number of years. /. -Fo Mr. and Mrs. gohin Father Gal- lagher expressed qis appreciation, likewise to the entire assemhly for the kindness extended to hitn during the long years of his pastorial ser- vice at DeOueen, aud especially since his .tarting the ch, rch Tire church as yet is minus pews, and the cong, eg'ation is cOral)oiled to kneel around the communion rail. But on he whole the charch is ideal and in keeping with the town. T'.:e Catholics of DeQueen are in- deed proud of this new temple, like- wise every citizen of DeQueen.--Cor- respondent at Mena and DeQueen. WAS IN DREAD OF THE SIS- TERS. Miss Elizahetla Anstice Baker au- thor of "A Modern Pilgrim's Prog- ress," tells a story concerning her first encounter with ntms which serves to show what absurd notions are eta- gendered in the minds of even the best-intentioned l)ersons outside the Church. Miss Baker. who is a sister of Sir Richard Baker, the noted Anstralian statesman, wishing to acquire the con- tinental pronunciatiou of Latin. learned that Catholics used this pro- nunciation and that she could proba- hly take lessons from tire Dominican nuns of a neighboring convent. She says : "I answered that I should not dream of going to such people. At last, however, my desire to learn the correct pronunciation of Latin and my curiosity to see what a nunnery was like overcame my dread and I drove to the convent. Before enter- ing 1 placed a note in the cabman's hand, saying: "Wait a quarter of an hour; if I do not return, ring, and then, if within five minues I do not make an appearance, drive quickly to tray brother and give him this." The note ran as follows: '] am in the Dominican convent and cannot get out. Come and help me.' How often since have I laughed with the nuns over that note, as, indeed, I did that very day. Finding them charm- ing, gentle and refined, I was soon at tny ease, and when the ring came ven- tured to tell what I had done. Why should have thought that gentle- wotnen who devoted themselves to the service of God and the poor I)e- come dishonorable in consequence, or what good they could have derived from tray detention 1 cannot tell; I suppose poptflar delusion, acting on ingrained prejudices, had overcome whatever comtnon sense I possessed." The visit to the convent was the forerunner of her conversion.--Ex. ENCYCLICAL LETTER Of Our Most Holy Lord Plus X by Divine Providence Pope. To the Patriarches, Prinmtes, Arch- hishops, Bishops and Other Orttina- ries of Places, in Peace and Com- muuion with the Apostolic See. PIUS X POPE. Venerable Brothers, Health and the Apostolic Benediction. \\;Ve believe, Venerable Brothers, that ou arc all aware how for some time past in Portugal incredible efforts have heen triads by every kind of out- rage to oppress the Church. For who. is it that does not know that when the fortn of government in that coun- try was changed into a republic meas- ure after measure begatt to be enacted hreathing inexpiable hatred to the Catholic religion? \\;Ve have seen re- ligious fatnilies violently expelled from their hotnes and the naembers oF-" . thent, for the most part, driven with cruelty and inhunmnity l)eyond the frontiers of Portugal. \\;Ve have seen how, iu the ohstinate deternfination to profane all civil discipline and to retnove all traces of religion from the ntanifestations of public life, the feasts of the Church have been expunged from the list of holidays, how the re- ligions note inherent to sworn testi- mony has heen re!novcd, how a di- vorce law has been rushed through, how the teaching of Christian doc- trine has heen excluded from the mblic schools. Finally, to omit other things, which it would take too long to set forth, the Bishops have been attacked with special vehemence, and two of the most distinguished Pre- lates, those of Oporto and Beta, men as illustrious for their integrity as for their great services to their coun- try and to the Church have been thrust out of their Sees. And while the new rulers of Portu.- gal have heen giving all these exant- ples of tyraianical licence, you know how patient and moderate the Apos- tolic See has been with them. For we deemed well to take the utmost care to avoid doing anything which could. be construed as hostile to the repub- lic. We entertained some hope that sooner or later these uten would be inspired by wiser counsels attd in the end tnake satisfaction in some way to the Church for the outrages wrought by them. But our hopes have been altogether deceived, for now they have, as it were, crown- ed their iniquitous work by the pro- tnulgation of a most flagrant and per- nicious law of separation of Church and State. Now, the duty of our Apostolic office absolutely forbids us to tolerate in silence a wound so grave inflicted on the rights and dignity of the Cath- olic religion. Therefore, hy these let- ters, we call your attention to it. ven- erable brothers, and we denounce the full baseness of this fact before the whole Christian world. In the first place, the law of which we speak is absurd attd monstrous in that it decrees that the State has trothing to do with divine worship, as though both individual men and every association and community of men did not depend upon Him who is the Founder and Preserver of all things, and in the second place, in that it releases Portugal from the observance of the Catholic religion, the religion which has ever been a source of strength and glory to that people, and which is professed by al- most all the citizens. But, granting that it was found fitting to sever this close union of Church and State. one, too. that has been confirmed by sol- etnn pacts, surely once the severance was made it was only right to leave the Church alone and allow her to enjoy the common liberty and law en- joyed lay every citizen and every honest association of citizens. The exact contrary has taken place. For while the law is called one of separa- tion, in reality it has the power to reduce the church to utter destituion by despoiling her of her material prol)erty and to hring her under slav- ery to the State I)y oppressing her in those matters which beIong to her sacred authority and spirit. And first, as regards external things, the Portuguese repul)lic sop- (Continued (ill page 8) We shall be glad to have a share of the buainess of the readers of this paper. Banking--4 Per Cent on Saving Accounts. Mortgage Loans on Little Rock Real Estate, Rentals and Property Management. Fire Insurance--Strong Companies. Citizens' InvesCtment and Security Company 210 West Second Street Little Rock, Arkanaa THE ABELES DECORATING COMPANY Ike Stiel 112 Main St. 702 Main St. Would aqppreciate Your Trade # Telephone 385 .