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k,, ,.:,-, THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN Page Five A wise man always keeps a little in the bank Ig [] II A WEALTH IN TRAINING [] [] [] While the plan of putting aside a dollar each week [] will not of itself make you a man of wealth, it is never- theless true that there is no better training for the young man or woman just forming life habits. If carried on for several years, this plan of banking a part of the earnings becomes an excellent habit, for it means you have mastered your expenses and expendi- tures and are living on less than you earn. We would not urge you to start an account with this bank were we not positive that the advantages of such an [] account are greatly in your favor. [] [] I UNION TRUST CO. POPE PlUS PRAISES PEACE MOVEMENT. Pontiff Pleased With Part America Is Taking for International Peace nIndirectly Compliments the President. The Arkansas Morning Gazette contains the following letter, applau- ding the United States for its initi- ative in the world wide peace move- ment.: Washington, July 5.--Pope Plus X, in an autograph letter received today by the apostolic delegate to Wash- ington, applauds the lead taken by the United States in the world-wide campaign for international peace. Al- though the pontiff does not mention President Taft specifically by name, a copy of the letter was forwarded to- night to the White House. It is expected the president, be- cause of his well known peace views, will reply to the cordial sentiments of the ruler of the Church. The letter follows : "To Our Venerable Brother, Di- omedes, Titular Archbishop of Lar- issa, Apostolic Delegate to the United States of Atnerica. "Venerable Brother: Health and apostolic benediction. We are happy to learn from you that in the United States of America, under the leader- ship of men enjoying the highest au- thority with the people the more ju- dicious members of the community are fervently desirous of maintaining the advantages of international peace. To compose differences, to restrain the outbreak of hostilities, to prevent the dangers of war, to remove even the anxieties of so-called armed peace is indeed most praiseworthy and any effort in this cause, even though it z..ay not immediately or whether it ever accomplishes its purpose, mani. fests a zeal which cannot but re- dound to the credit of it sauthors and be of benefit to the State. This is es- pecially true at the present day, when the advanced state of military science portends war which must be a source of fear even to the most powerful rulers. Wherefore, we most heartily commend the work already begun which should be approved by all good men and especially by us, holding, as we do, the supreme ponticate of the church, and representing Him who is both the God and the prince of peace ,and we most gladly lend the weight of our authority to those who are striving to realize this most bene- ficent purl)ose. Looks for Success. "For we do not doubt that the same distinguished men who possess so much ability in afairs of state will leading to peace and conciliation in construct in behalf of a struggling age, a royal road for the nations, accordance with the laws of justice and charity, which should be sacredly obsered by all. For, inasmuch as peace consists in order, who will vain- ly think that it cannot be estahlished unless he strikes with all the force within him that due respect be ev- erywhere given to those virtues which are principles of order and its firm- est foundation. "As for the remaining aspects of the matter, we recall to mind the ex- ample of so many of our illustrious predecessors who, when the condition of the times permitted, rendered, in 201 W. Second St. tiffs matter also, the most signal ser- vice to the cause of humanity and to the stability of governments, but since the present age allows us to aid in this cause only by pious prayers to God, we, therefore, most earnestly pray to God who knows the hearts of men and inclines them as he wills that he may be gracious to those who are furthering peace amongst the peo- ples and may grant to the nations which, with the united purpose, are lahoring to this end, that the de- struction of war and its disasters be- ing averted, they may at length find repose in the beauty of peace. "As a pledge of divine favor and a proof of our benevolence, we most lovingly grant you, venerable broth- er, the apostolic benediction. "Given at Rome, at St. Peter's, the IIth day of June, 19It, and the eighth year of our ponticifate. "PIUS X." The letter, it was understood, was inspired by the recent jubilee at Bal- timore, when Cardinal Gibbons cele- brated the fiftieth anniversary of his ascension to the church, when many of the speakers dwelt upon the peace movement. Many are being led astray by false reason without faith. In the home is l the place to build a wall against in-i difference and infidelity. That home is the material out of which both State and Nation are constructed and whatever you can do to swing the tide of modern thought back to the home will be a service, the reward of which no man can reckon. Sisters Mary Feidala, Mary Ac- quin and Mary Catherin, of St. Mary's Convent and Academy, of Little Rock, are in attendance at the Na- tional Catholic Educational Associa- tion in Chicago. After the conven- tion, they will take special courses in the city, returning in time to be- gin their work in the school here in September. Sister Mary Bernard, Mary Veronic and Mary Indala of the St. Mary's Convent and Academy are attending the Normal at San Antonio. That educational institution is not outrank- ed in the South. Its location from the viewpoint of sanitation and scenery is ideal. FIVE MINUTE SERMON By a Paulist Father. HOW TO PRAY "Launch out in the deep."--St. Luke v. 6. In this account of the miraculous draught of tisbes which we have just heard in the Gospel we see a striking illustration of what real prayer should he, aud how it is re- warded. We know that prayer is an ab- solute necessity of the spiritual life. We are strictly bound to pray, if we would save our souls. The manner and the matter of onr prayers are, within certain limits, left to our own judgment. There are no conditions of length or place or time. Long prayers are not necessarily t'he best [] ones; on the contrary, the Publican I said only seven words, and the pen- itent Thief nine; and we have yet to he effacious. \\;Ve need not to come to church in order to have our prayers heard; God will hear us anywhere and at any time--as He beard Jere- mias in the mire, Ezechias on his bed of 'death, Daniel in the den of lions, the Three Children in the fiery furnace, Peter and Paul in prison. Note that our Lord first desired Peter to "thrust out a little from the land," and afterwards to "launch out in the deep." So with our prayers. We must thrust out a little from the land--that is,from attachments and affections of earth, before we can ful- ly launch ourselves into the deep of perfect spiritual union with God. Do we "thrust from the land" when we pray? And have we Jesus Christ in the vessel of our heart when when we make the launch? Our prayers to he good for anything, should have four characteristics: they should be recollected, detached, def- inite, and persevering. L Before we begin to pray, we must place ourselves in God's pres- ence. We must collect all the pow- ers of our minds and hearts, and set :hem on the one supreme object. The memory must be called away from every day affairs, and used to furnish food for our meditation; the Understanding summonsed from its ordnary musings on worldly things, to reason and reflect on what we pray for, and Whom we pray to; the Will steadily fixed on God-- striving to conform itself to the di- vine will, producing affections and forming resolutions suitable to our )resent needs. z. Without detachment there can le no recollection. We must "thrust out from the land." And how can we do this if the vessel of our soul is moored to the shore by a thous- and and one little cords of earthly de- sire, and worry and care and anxiety and passion? All these cords must he cut away, and we must "launch out into the deep", if we would pray aright and have God's blessifig in ourselves. 3. Let us have a clear, definite idea of what we are going to pray for. Vague, meaningless general- ities are out of place in such a ser- ious bussiness. Let us make up our nfiuds, beforehand about what we want, and then pray for that. It will not profit us much to ask for all the Cardinal Virtues and all the Gifts of the Holy Ghost at one time. It will be quite sufficient, and decidedly more profitable, to single out some one virtue of which we stand in spec- ial need, and make that the particu- lar burden of our prayers and thoughts and efforts for weeks, aud GOD AND OUR COUNTRY Only very shallow mnfinds are in- capable of drawlngs conclusions from the evidence presented by na- ture and by the course of huffmn events that there is a God. A1)raham Lincoln in his earlier days was the victim of lack of religions education yet when he became president of the United States, his vast responsibil- ities so inttuenced his intellect, that he saw clearly that "there is a di- vinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them as we may." Major Gen- eral Sickles, the noted civil war vet- eran, who will celebrate his 88tb birthday in Octoher, recently told how Lincoln visited Sickles, when the latter was lying, as then suppos- ed, at the point of death in a hos pital in Washington after having lost i a leg in the battle of Gettysburg. On :seeing Sickles Lincoln said: "Sickles, I could not help confing to see you as soon as I heard of your arrival, as I want to tell you how pleased I am with the victory of Gettysburg. 1 haven't a doubt our army would win, but I am. full of gratitude just the same." "I asked him why he thought we would win," said General Sickles. "Well, I will tell you," replied the president, "hut you must not noise it abroad: I wouldn't have anything said of it. When I realized that if we lost on Northern soil England would probably iutervene--and perhaps France--and the Union would be lost I went to my bedroom, locked my- self in so that I nfight be alone with God, and fell on nay knees. I never prayed so fervently for anything in my life as for the victory of our arms at Gettysburg. As I prayed a feeling of peace came over me, and I arose sure of victory, for I knew that God had answered 'Yes' to me and would be with us on that field." History records that Lincoln's im- mortal predecessor, George Washing- ton, in the dark hours of the Amer- prayer for the advancement of his ican revolution, had recourse to country's cause. The Revolution like the Civil war, was a battle for justice and richteousness, and hence it was in perfect consonance with evry canon of respect for Divine Providence, to pray for its success. Belief in God as the supreme arbi- ter of our nation's destiny has, in- deed, characterized the greatest of all our American statesmen and war- riors, executives and magistrates. It would indeed be a sorry day for our Republic if it refused to ack- nowledge its dependence upon that divine favor, which even science to- day, apart from religion, demon- strates, through the marvelous ben- efience of that intelligence which is everywhere manifest in the sensible workings of socalled nature.--Catho- lic Messenger. History says of Napoleon that he made his generals out of mud, and left them marble. CURIOUS ,00ITS OF HISTORY II II By A. W. MAGY. A REMARKABLE BATTLE. That was a wonderful battle which was fought at Alesla, the ancient capital of Gaul, fifty-two years before the birth of Christ. Within the city and defending it war an army of 80,000 nativeI of Gaul. Sur. St Mary's n, onthsandyears, ifnecessary, un- roundlngthecltyandbes,eglng til we gain it. It was a great Roman army un- 4. And this, after all, is the true der Julius Caesar. Encompass- College ST. MARYS, KANSAS Collegiate, Academic and English Commercial Courses Under the management of the Fathers of the Society of Jesus Write lor Catalogue REV. ALOYSlUS A. BREEN, S. J., President "A bed of quicksand is the most dangerous thing on earth." "I guess you never slept in a fold- ing bed." McClerkin's Drug Store ' SEVENTH AND MAIN Carries at all times a complete line of Sick Room Supplies. Our Prescription Department is in the hande 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 ('N' I test of a genuine prayer--persever- ance. "We have labored all the night and have taken nothing; but at Thy word I will let down the net." "Nev- er despair" is the Christian's motto. Never mind how long we have la- bored and prayed in vain; never mind how weary the spirit, or how weak the flesh; never mind how lit- tle seems our progress and how far away the "mark of the prize of our supernal vocation." God will, as He has promised, finally and gloriously reward our perseverance. "To Him that overcometh I will giveto eat of the tree of life, which is in .the para- dise of My God." A Fine Home for Sah AT EUREKA SPRINGS, ARK. A good bargain, for the right party. l The property is located on Spring :street, on the street railway, of cue of the most healthful resorts in At- Ing this Roman army and har- assing It on all sides was an- other army of Gaule, number- Ing nearly a quarter of a mil- lion. It was the Gauls' last desperate stand in defense of their country. If they lost this city they lost everything. Day after day the battle raged. The Imperial legions "of Caesar fought as soldiers do who have never been defeated. The Gauls fought with a despera- tion born of despair. But vast numbers and brute force could not prevail against Roman dis- cipline. The Gauls finally were routed with great slaughter and their stronghold captured. This victory was Caesar'l greatest military triumph, but It was al- so his greatest shame; for he dragged the captive leader of the Gauls, Vercengetorlx, In chains to complete his triumph. Vercengetorlx was a splendid soldier and a knightly man, and all the brilliant deeds of Car- kansas. Write to Mrs. Nellie P. Clay- sac, before or after, cannot ton, Spring street, Eureka Springs, erase this ain from his record. Ark. I I mlIEm N / mm i i "-IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1 (Copyright, 1911, by Joseph B. Bowie., --= St. Anne's Academy -=_:_ == Fort Smith, Ark. = " Dry -.nd iaoardinll School ---- i E Conducted by Sister= of Mercy ---- llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Georgetown Visitati on Convent A Boarding and Day School for Youeg Ladies end Little Girls Delilrhtfully Situated on GeorEetown Heiirhte WA.SHINGTON. D. C. Founded in 1799. Address Sister Diretrasi ST. EDWARD'S CHURH DEDICATED JULY 4TH. Great Day for German Catholics of Little Rock. Indel)eudence Day to the German Catholics of Little Rock will ever be a nmmorable one. Tim dedication ceremony of their new Church at the corner of Ninth and Sherman Streets began at 9 o'clock a. m., on that day, lasting until near high 110011. Right Reverend Bishop John B. Morris presided over the dedicatory services, wh:ch were also graced by the 1)resence of a numl)er of church dignitaries from over the State, who came to do honor to St. Edward's. Father Kraemer, the former pastor, was sick aud the High Mass was sung by Father Maurus Rohner, O. S. B., the pastor. Right Reverend Abbot, lnnateus O. S. B., delivered in Ger-i man the dedicatory sermon. The chancellor of the diocese Father Aretz, was in charge of the ceremonies. The choir consisted of forty voices under the direction of Prof. Henry Lensing who performed at the new pipe organ, and instru- ment of the value of $5,500. In the nmsic the care and attention of Prof Lensing was displayed; in fact, it would have done credit to any of the larger churches of the country. It has evoked many favorable criticisms throughout the city. The interior of the Church present. et an appearance of great beauty. Over the daintily colored arches ex- tended twelve hundred electric lights, the hlending of which with the shade of the walls was truly one of gran- deur. The "rose window" seems to be as nearly perfect as work can be done, it being estimated that the dec- orations alone in the building have cost nearly thirty thousand dollars. Architects claim that no higher class of work is found in the United States. Other than in the floors no wood work is visible, even the organ is finished in plaster relief. In all the huilding would be an ornament to any city in America. This church has been in course of construction since z9o2. Those stur- dy German Catholics have worked aithfully and well. At the conclusion of the mass, the Right Reverend Bishop spoke elo- quently of the occasion. The day was intensely warm and by reason of the heat and heavy vestments he show- ed fatigue. He spoke briefly but his address was listened to with marked attention throughout. Almost every member of the congregation was )regent and after those years of ef- fort they must have gathered deep calm and courage from those words of congratulation and counsel. OFFICIAL CALL For the Tenth National Convention of the American Federation of Catholic Societies. The Tenth National Convention of the American Federation of Catholic Societies will he held in Columbus, Ohio, on August eo to 23. The aim of Federation is Catholic uuity. With a united Catholic laity the interests of our Church and our people will be safeguarded. The hope of FederatOni is for an exalted Catholic citizenship, which shall contrihute to the prosperity of the land we love and to the perpetui- ty of our republican institutions. We appeal to every National Cath- olic organization, Diocesan, State and County Federation to send rep- resentatives to the coming conven- tion. Parish delegates, associate membershi 1) pronmters, and repre- sentatives from individual societies where Federation is not organized will be welcomed. We request the Bishops and priest of the country to attend the convention iu person or to urge rep- resentative laymen to do so. Leo XI]I. and Plus X. have ap- proved and blessed the work of Fed- eration. In order to secure the permanency of Federation we invite all Catholics to become Associate Memhers there- of. "I'he Right Rev. Bishol) Hartley, of Columbus, is a stalwart friend of Federation. We appeal to the Cath- olics of the United States by their attendance to aid in making the con- vention a snccess, so that the good Bishop may not be disappointed. The local conmfittee has been ac- tive for several months in preparing for the reception of delegates, who will receive a most cordial welcome in the State Capital of Ohio. As the convention this year will be hehl at a central point, we look forward to the largest attendance in the history of Federation. Arrange your vacation so that you may participate in the great move- ment, which has for its slfibboleth, "God and Country". Come to Col- mnbns on August 20. EDWARD FEENEY, National Pres. ANTHONY MATRE, National Secretary WILL OPEN TO WOMEN Blessed Virgins Contemplate Big Co- educational College Chicago, July L--Following an- nouncement that the Catholic Uni- versity at Washington will hence- forth open its doors to women, it is stated here that sisters of charity of the Blessed Virgins have completed plans for a big co-educational col- lsge in this city. The new departure is said tobe the most radical ever made by Cath- olic educators. Furthermore, it is is intended eventually to start many other collegees in various parts of the country. By this means Catholic students are tobe kept from the non- sectarian colleges to which they have been practically compelled to take refuge when seeking advanced instruction after leaving the parochial schools.Ark. Democrat. We note with pleasure that at the Commencement of Arcadia College, Arcadia, Me., that one of the gold medals for scholarship in the elev- enth grade, third academic class, was awarded to Miss Louise Semms, of Osceola, Ark. The gold medal for exemplary conduct and music was awarded to Miss Selhneyer, of Kno- bel, Ark. The Catholic Church has survived the wrecks of governments for more than nineteen hundred years. When you boast of relationship with some great man of a century ago, should you not be prouder of the history and the tradition of Mother Church? The first standard ever hoisted on the shores of America was the Cath- olic emblem of the cross. J. J. Healey C.A. Roth Only Chapel and Private Reoeption Rooms in the City Healey & Roth FUNERAL DIRECTORS Prlvato Grey Ambulance, Day or Night Lady Assistant 719 Main St. Little Bock, Ark. Why Bond's Pills ARE THE BEST They are honestly made of best agents, and are small, gentle but ef- fective. 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