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j/ / / Page Two , THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN X I THE FINGER OF GODI ', lIim is the sternity of jtldgmenf  Church of tile lnnnaculatc Concel)- THE OLD CATHEDRAL At Junction City, Kansas, on the tion and St. Boniface Church; Miss (For The Record, Louisville, Ky.) 4th, mercury climbed to I13. Her Reason. "On the fifth day of May, 182I, just. sixty-two years ago on a barren rock in the middle of the sea, stirred by African storms, died a famous man the Emperorl ]Europe was at peace, and that famous man was Napoleon for the caged lion had worn his heart out that day, after years of suffering and exile, and loneliness, and silence. George the Fourth was King in Eng- land, Louis, the Eighteenth was King in France, and tile other Bourbon was King at Madrid. They were at peace at last, when the news floated oer the sea, and all the princes and prince- lings on European shores, North, South, East and West, breathed free- ly because the gigantic and resistless genius had burned out harmlessly like a thunderbolt that struck some un- populous strand, burned out where the ocean lapped its fire, and the dry and stony sands buried its forces. There was peace and promise of peace, and the armies of kingdoms and the navies of empires rested and were not moved because one man out of four hundred million of the hmnan race had died. Monarchs rested their brows in quiet, diplomats and court- iers congratulated each other, that that one man was dead. Years before his commands were law to men and nations, but he touched the Popes and made thena captive, and his laur- els withered and his sceptre fell from a nerveless grasp, and his brain con- ceived nothing but mistakes, and he died of them yet in the ISrime of life. "Years after the wife of this Em- peror mourned over the death of his son, and there and then the blood of the dust. But' on the memory of his the great Napoleon was dried up in name. his nephew Louis erected an Empire prosperous in everything, in peace, in war, in conunerce, in wealth, until he too touched the Pope m his day of pride and loaded the heart of Plus IX, the sponsor for his boy, with ignominy and trial. Revers- es followed him as reverses followed the other, as though a twice-told tale were renewed in history, and he too was conquered, dethroned and impris- oned. He too died in exile, and his son lived and took service in the army of "the conquerors and foes of the founder of all that was high, lofty, or famous in his name. So careless was he of the fame of the name of the Napoleons, that he passed by the is- land where his gifted relative had perished guarded by jailors, in the very uniform in which he looked so gay. Little he knew. and less did the world know, that the punishment of the father for his wrongs done the Pope was to descend to his son. In a war made upon a gallant though untutored race detnding their own, he sought to win distinction by shed- ding their blood. But the hand of the savage sought him and slew him, and so the head of the third genera- tion of the Napoleons fell upon the soil of tile continent whose dark skies glootned above the great Napoleon's death-bed. The rude weapons of the savage let go the sluices of his heart, and tie expired in pain, the mangled victim of a foolish ambition. "There is not in all the records of history an episode more tragic than this: and if ever by analysis or indi- cation, a chain of events can be trac- ed arising from one cause, the ruin of the N:apoleons can be traced to the vengeance of God. The first Napole- on achieved a fortune and made a history so far out of the beaten path, so magnificently brilliant, so sensuous of glory so dazzling with potency and what appeared intelligence, that over- mastered al computation of its meas- ure that men in nineteenth century could well imagine him more than hu- man A planet among the stars could not liken him. He was as a flaming, immeasurahle, imponderable sun sus- pended in a blaze of light, in a crea- tion that revolved around him, and was belittled and darkened by his. splendid comparison. Yet lie that toyed with death, and made and un- made governments, for that he touch- ed a feeble, venerable and revered priest of God in the person of His Vicar, the Pope, fell and was crushed out of life on an island, and his son the Duke de Reichstadt grew up and died a nobody. So with his succes- sor came his fate alike in each par- ticular, save that the son of the lat'- ter was to be yet more heavily mark- ed with doom and fall to be the food (,f worms, as within hearing of the spot where perished the first Napo- leon of fame. Not the doom of the persecutors in the pages of,Lactantius is written with more pointed letters than is the history of the two Napo- leons who aided in persecuting Popes when they could have comforted them, No tragedy of the Greek or English zpproaches in dignified awfulness this tragedy, which began in the days of a winter fifty-one years ago, and whose third act closed in an African jungle. No poet of any time could imagine from any history ever con- ned or spewed, such a devastation of power, sucha fall in rank, such a woe- begone lineage of disaster, so sudden in each instance that its appalling measurement is beyond al rule of earthly thingsl he finger of God wrote herein the doom of all who His Church. With them may be the triumph of the hour, but with wi, tten by a hand of fire so dehp, timf\\;the-X storms of ccnturies cannot s';eeh it out "nor the rains of the ages'sh away its t)urniug marks." RELIGIOUS RECIPTION HELD AT ST. MARY'S SUNDAY. Right Rev. J. l.I Morris, Bishop of Little Rock, assisted by Rev. Father Artz officiated The following young ladies became novices by receiving the habit and white ;eil of the Order of Mercy: Miss Margaret Dongherty, St. Paul. Minn., in religion Sister Mary Ronmna ; Miss Florence Brooks. Devonshire, England, and Philadelphia, Pa., in religion Sister Mary Etheldreda. The Bishop spoke in substance as follows : "The influence of the Religious Life reaches far beyond what you wonld imagine yourselves. Some time ago a jingle of poetry appeared in the papers about me. I was inter- ested and made inquiries as to the author. Tliis is what [ found: He was a gentleman' who had never been in anyway attracted to religion, heliev- ing himself an infidel, or at least an agnostic. Circumstances led him to become a patient in one of our Cath- olic hospitals, where day after day lie lay watching the lives of the Sis- ters. lie had never seen anything of the sort. and lie began to ponder o,l the Hidden Power which kept them always happy and cheerful without any of the pleasures which the world calls happiness, l?inally by their example ahme hc found his old agnosticisnt was at an end, and there was nothing for him to do but to become a Cath- olic. "My dear children in God, you are to be envied foi" what you arc doing today. Nothing in the world is worth while, the apparent pleasures there are not real, unhappiness is every- where, and is far more Widespread than appears on the surface. But if you will bc good religious, giving yourselves heart and sole to the Master's service, never counting the cost, but working as real heroines in His cause, your joys will endure, not only for time lint for enternity. Some people pity those who leave the world and enter on the life in a convent, but for my part I have nothing hut congratulations for ttletn, not only for having the' call of voca- tion, but for hearing it and obeying." The Bishop further remarked that he seldom preached sermons, and that this was an informal talk. Friends and relatives of the pros- ulants were present for the occasion, and the ceremony was very impress- ive. FATHER CREMMEL ENTER- TAINED. The Right Reverend Bishop Mor- ris and visiting priests on the after- noon of the 4th, by a musical. His skill on the new pipe organ made the hour most enjoyable. The event was in honor of the Right Reverend Bish- op who was much pleased, Father Cremmel not only performs well, hut is the author of many musical com- positions, t-Ie is the organist at the Cathedral; also, instructor in music at the Little Rock College and in the parochial schools. The following program was render- ed in honor of Bishop Morris, July 4th, I9/1 : i. Prelude and Fuga .......... Bach 2. Tvoeludimn ................ B'ach 3. Sonata VIII ........... Mozart 4. "Rosa Vernons" Don Mocquerean O. S. B. Abbot of Solesmer. 5. "Priere a Notre Dame, Boelhnan 6. Allelnia I .............. Hoendel KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS THE GUESTS OF FORT SMITH COUNCIL About 250 Knights of Columbus, from Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Texar- kana, McAlester, Muskogee and Springfield, Mo., were the guests Sunday june I8, of the Fort Smith Council, No. 996, on"the occasion of its fifth initiation in this field. At 7:3o a. m., the Knights marched in a h0dy to the Churech of the hn- maculate Conception to attend mass. Rev. Father Stoker congratulated them upon the large number present. The services ended with the singing of the Te Deum, their voices blend- ing and making a grand volume of sound. In the afternoon about forty candidates were initiated into the order at the Elks' hall, the use of the beautiful building having been ten- dered the Knights of Columbus vol- untarily by the generous Elks. Many of the Knights and their guests attended the evening services at the Church and then went to the Goldman just across the street. The gentlemen enjoyed a half hour so- cially in the rotunda, while the ladies lingered in the coridors above ex- changing happy greetings, the charm and grace, that is woman's natural heritage, being enhanced by their beautiful gowns. At 9 o'clock a five-course banquet was enjoyed by the Knights and their ladies. The honor quests were: Rev. Dr. Stokes, Father P. Post, pastor of the Ada Hite. editor of the Fort Smith City Item. and M. N. Tomlin, city editor of the Times Record. Rev." Dr. Stoker, ['rior of Subiaco, invoked the Bendiction. The toast- master was P. C. Fislwr; and the speakers were Rev. Dr. Stoker. wlio is filling Dr. Horan's place as pas- tor; Hon Janles A. Gray of Little Rock, who said in effect that he was a Knight of Cohnnbus because his order made him a better Christian, man and citizen; Frank Licber of Muskogee; P. A. Gavin of Muskogee, Ok.; J. F. O'Mella. \\;. T. Hannon, and State Deputy \\;.'auglm.St. Louis Western Watcman. TENTING. Tonight Fm alone in the open, where the winds of heaven race, With: the noiseless patter of star- shine to soften my ul/turned I love tile old cathedral and its gloom, \\;\:here the form 0f saint and martyr whitcly loom, Through the shadows lit with gleams, Of a furtive sun which beams, In a dnsky way upon its quiet tombs. I love the old cathedral and its hush, In its hallowed air the co'nflict and tile rush, Of all worldly clamors cease, ()n its tlireshold stately peace, Has touched thenl, with her wing's remonstrant brnsh. 1 love the old cathedral and its bell, Silent now, but even so I love it well, In the days of long ago, It swung nobly to and fro, Bore the message of redemption on its swell. face; I love the old cathedral and its years, And l lie by my tent recunibent, with Ot1[ what years of tender joys, and my tired arms flung wide, trembling fears, With God just back of the curtain On its time worn altar-stairs, where His constellations ride. What impassioned pleading pray- el's, O sweet is the low, green valley; and Have gone upward through a midst sweet is the mountain high; And doubly sweet is the silence which folds me as I lie! And sweetest of all the inurmur of a softly flowing stream, Which lulls nay brain to slumber, and gives a restful dream. On the Earth's kind breast I've laid me, and I feel her tender heart Athroh with the love she bears me (we have lived so long apartI) I can feel the dew-kiss holy which Nature gives her child,-- For giving him, thought wayward; and blessing him. defiled. A breeze conies down the valley from the foot of the mountain range, And rustles the grass besides me, in whispering nmsic strange. I sense an insect stirring, and I hear a nightbird's call; And then tlirough drowsy eyelids I see the moon's gold hall. I was worn with barter and traffic; I lived in a town afar; So I left it all behind me. and follow- ed the evening star. As of old the Wise Men found Him in the Manger at Behlehem. So I know the Lord is near me,I can see Ilis diadem! EDWARD CARLILE LITSEY in Ave Marie. The following from the Memphis Board of Health is well worth read- ing at this season: "Iil view of the very hot and very dry season which this city has just been throt!gh, and the fever possi- bilities resulting therefrom, the health department considers it timely to advise the pnblic to boil or pas- teurize all milk and to boil all water not artesian. A good way to pas- teurize milk is to set a pan of cold water on tbe stove and put the ves- sel containing the milk into this. Just as soon ,s the water coines to a boil take it off and cool it. he milk is now pasteurized. Boiling the milk is more effective in the way of de- stroying germs, but the nutritive properties of the milk are certainly interferred with. Pasteurization is therefore preferable. Thoroughly cook all vegetables, wash and peel all fruit before it is eaten, aud see to it that fies are kept out of the house and away from the food .hy thorough screeniug, thorough cleanliness, and the use of the swatter, fly paper or other exterminator. "Citizens leaving the city for sum- mer, and desiring to have the water supply of their summer place of resi- dence examined, can have this done by the city chenfist, free of charge, by furnishing the department a sample of water, consisting of at least a half- gallon. "Those in the habit of motoring be- yond the confines of the artesian wa- ter system are urged to exercise ev- ery care in the water and milk drunk and the food eaten. It nmst be re- Membered that the festive fly is act- ive everywhere, and flies mean filth and fever. Motorists are therefore advised to use pasteurized or boiled milk and artesian water, and carry it along with them in Thermos bottles." A pipe organ recital was given at St. Edwards' on the evening of the 3d, inst., in the interest of the new Church which was dedicated on the 4th. The well known composer and organist, Edwin H. Lemare. perform- ed on the new $5,5oo pipe organ, rendering a very high class recital. Much was expected from music lov- ers by reason of the program an- nouncing the event and no one was disappointed. It was the work of professionals. Good will of those who managed the a.ffair, together with hard work made it the musical feature of the season both in the cleverness of its execution and the financial re- sults. of blindiug tears. I love tile old cathedral and its shades, Aud its tender peopled past \\;Vhich never fades, Years roll back and once again, Yearning eyes see ah! so plain. Forms beloved wlfich in quiet graves are laid, In its shadowy dusky gloom they COllie and go, Kneel and linger, in the half-lights waning glow, Echoless, their blessed feet, Pace" the dim aisles quick and fleet Leave a sense of joy ineffable below. trembling fears, Lelia Miller Pearce An inlidel is best known by his hypocrisy. The Southern Guardian is look- ing in the direction of your final destiny. ]flow strange that you should be so indifferent. The Right Reverend Editor of the Southern Guardian will be absent for four or five weeks, hence the weakening of tile paper editorially should not be held against him. The beginning of a paper is not unlike the beginning of an individual career. The same interest and good will are necessary. A vigorous effort must he made tc place the Southern Guardian in every Catholic home in Arkansas. Non-Catholics, also, will be invited and urged to read the paper. Indifference is closely allied to selfisliness and selfishness is one of the besetting signs of age. If you receive a santple copy of tile Southern Guardian this week it means that we want your name on the subscription list. Cut out the application blank in this issue, sign the same and mail it to the address there given. You ought to do this, in the strictest meaning of the word. Identify yourself now with your state Catholic paper and feel that you are part of it. The editor wonld be pleased to have any of the readers of the Southern Guardian throughout tile state and those in the city to visit the office of the paper at 315 Markhant Street. We have an excellent plant, and you should become interested in spreading its influence throughout tim south. Archbishop Messmer Of Milwaukee, in his address at the Catholic Edu- cational Congress in Chicago, sound- ed the following timely note on the evils of sociMism: "Socialism is a heresy and an evil, the viciousness of which is apparent to every thinking man," said the Mil- waukee archhishop. "The immoral- ity which socialism breeds and the dangers which it leads to can be averted only by the influence of re- ligion and religious teachings." Indifference to matters relating to religion is followed by disrespect for law and order and that is carried into the home where it shatters the hope of the future citizen. Follow.ing are the officers of the aew St. Edward's Church of which Rev. Father Maurus Rohner is pas- tor: John S'nyder, George Hart, Sr., J. H. Gerard and Henry Lensing, trustees; Edward Hoppe, George W. Gihnore, David C. Knesal, Otto Sny- der, John Kleuser and Frank Blaty, wardens. Of the 92,ooo,ooo people in the United States it is claimed that only 3o,oo,ooo attend churches. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Robinson arc now located at 116 E. 2ISt Street. Misses Mary and Annie Ginocchio, will spend the summer in Colorado. Mrs. A. L. Shrader and daughter are guests at the Chicago Beach ho- tel. Mrs. Florence I)onahue, and'tlaugh- tcr, Miss ])ora, will spend the smnmer at Eureka Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Keatts and family are spending the smnmer on their plantation. Sister Marthia of St. Vincent's In- firmary, left on Thursday for Nazer- eth, Ky., to be absent two weeks. In many of the Catholic churches throughottt the \\;,rest special prayers have heen offered for rain. Mr. Carroll Walker, who has been quite ill .with typhoid fever, is re- ported somewhat better. Miss Vesta Jarrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jarrett, is quite ill with Typhoid fever. Miss Mary Cunningham is spend- ing the smmner at "The Manor," Ashville, North Carolina. Miss Sallie Gracie, the charming daughter of Col. J. M. Gracie, is the guest of Miss Mildred Sutton. Owing to the extreme heat, the merry-go-around of St. Vincent's .\\;cademy has been discontinued. Mr. Thos. Mattingly, of Little Rock, has been confined to his room for two weeks with an acute at- tack of rheumatism. Mrs. Frank Hunt, who has been spending the past six weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Lal- ly, has returned to her home in New- ton, Miss. The many friends of Mother An- tonia, of Mt. St. Mary's College, Pulaski Heights, will be pleased to hear that she is improving, and will soon return home. The mentbers of the Alumna of Mt. St. Mary's. College are making extensive plans and arrangements for :lie annual sale to be held during the nlonth of October. Mr. Malcmnbe Robinson announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his sister, Miss Mabel to Mr. Samuel Field, the ceremony to take place on Saturday, July 8th. The Catholic Knights and Ladies of America had their dance at Ra- leigh Springs Thursday night. In- vitations were first issued for June 20th, put the affair was deferred be- cause of the weather. C. Decker, a prominent young Catholic of the city, is at his place of business, 12I I-2 Scott street, after a trip throughout the state in the inter- est of a large cotton exchange, of which he is manager. }ion. Clay Sloan, the newly ap- pointed Comniissioner of Mines, Manufactures and Agriculture, has assumed charge of the office, and is now located in Little Rock. Litle Rock is to have a six-story, modern department store upon the site now used by Miss Mary Foy, the 1)opular milliner. It will be buih by the Gus Blass Dry Goods Company. Attorney James A. Gray has been appointed special counsel for the State in the case against Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Frank N. Hen- derson, who is charged with having refused information to the grand jury for alleged violations of the liquor laws. Rnssell Lafferty who has been dangerously ill of typhoid fever seems this morning to be slightly im- proving. Mr. Thos. Mattingly is expecting to go to Hot Springs within a few days for relief from an attack of rheunatism. The Young Ladies' Sodality of St. Edward's Church gave a four-act drama, entitled "Patricia," at the St. Edward's Hall on the evening of the 3rd, inst. It was pronounced by many present to have been cleverly exe- cuted. The masses of the people who clamor for relief from graft in high 1laces nmst learn to fight their bat- tles with a ballot. No one of them, however honest can make an individ- ual attack of any effect against offic- ial corruption. Until this lesson is learned abuse of those in control who are not honest will continue. Ftrst Little Suburban Glri--"Why does your father go to town every day?" Second Little Suburban Glrl "To mako enough money tt sleep out here at nlght."--Harper' Bazar. Unwelcome Addition to Drink. A peculiar experience recently be, fell a tradesman at Murwillumbah, -Australia. He ts In the habit of leav- Ing a Jug of water in a shady apot all day to cool. drinking It at n/ght. The other evening he was on the veranda f ,A talldng to his wife and reaching r e the Jug took a drink, and before h,. knew where ho was a frog was half- way down his throat, eventually slid- Ing right down. 5oclable Swallows. Two society-loving swallows have built their nest In a chandelier tn the dining-room of Gersdorfslund. a coun- try seat In Denmark. They have five young ones, and do not seem to mind people tn the room, During meals they generally sit on the curtain rods and watch the people at the table, but if a dog or a eat enters the room they at onco becomo frightened. Purchase Completed. The little boy sat by the roadside idly poking the dust, says the Youngs- town Telegram, When the big man came along the little boy looked up and said: "Mister, Is this your park?" "What'll you gimme for It?" qulzzsd the big man "Pourteen hundred thou- san' milyun dollars," replied the little - boy. "All right," smiled the big man. "Just take it right along with you.:" At Last. A well-known clergyman, called to other dutles, says a wrlter in tho Western Christian Advocate. preached his last sermon before the lnstallatlon of his successor. The local weekly paper, in announcing the order ot services, gave It as follows: "Sermon by Rev Blank; solo and quartette. 'Hushed at Length'" Japanese Vegetable Oils. The vegetable oils made and welb known in Japan are sesame, Torreya nuflfera, beech, peanut, mustard, rape- seed, perllla. Elaeeeooa eordata. Op- halotaxus drupeacea, camellia, tea seod, hempseed, spurgewort, sumao and oil of wild Paulownia imperialle. Inquiries were made of numerous deal. ers In these oils concerning a chry- santhemum o11. but none seemed to know of It Locatlng Mahogany Trees. Ma.hogany trees can be found only with great difficulty and by expert woodsmen. The trees do not grow in clumps but are widely scattered and hidden by the underbrush Tho woodsmen climb the loftiest trees and thus locate them by their pecuhar foliage The Height of Happiness at His Age. In what pleasure we find our great- est enJoymen depends much on our age; at one time of life we may like one thing best, at another time anoth. er. Here was a small boy rolling along the sidewalk In one of those hand- operated wagons which he waa pro- pelling with one hand. while in the other he held an ice cream cone which he was eating as he rolled Hts was probably the highest attainable happl. ness at his age. Token of Wedded Bondage. A bracelet was once used to per. form the marriage ceremony, no other article approximating a ring being handy. It so happened that the bracelet was the gift of the bride- groom to his bride. "Washing" a Table Cloth by Fire. Charqemagne is said to bare had a tablo cloth made of asbestos and used to clean it by throwing It into tho fire to consume the dirt. thus lllustrat. lng in a spectacular manner one of tho most important properties of this min- eral, On the Hotel Piazza. "Why don't you show a little ambl. lion. Slithers?" asked Btnks. "Go la and make a reputation for yourself." "What's the use?" said Sllthera 'Td no sooner make It than these old la- dies on the piazza here would tear it all to pieces."Harper's Weekly. Furniture Polish. An excellent furnlture polish is made by mixing two pinta of linseed oil with six ounces of vinegar, threo ounces of splrtts of turpentine, one ounce of hydrochloric acid and two ounces of alcohol. In the Sewing Room. A convenience for the sewing room is a wooden panel with rows of wire naris driven Into It and spools of thread put on the naris. If It Is hung near the sewtng maehlne and the work basket the desired number of thread may be quickly found. Coffee for the Palms. While dining with some German friends the old gentlenian of the fami- ly got up fron the table with a cup of lukewarm black coffee and poured It on a beautlffl palm He said that flants need stimulants as well as peo- pie Itrted This, and now. once every week, my plants get their cup of luRe- warm black coffee It sems to give them new life.--Good Housekeeping. H&ve rou Tnese? Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never fires, a touch that never hurta,Ciillll Dickens.