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hat nothing i .hat Catholic shouh so that every ry day good read- and warns, and and promotes the Chris- PP., XV. 4" MmDO . i A Catholic Paper is a Perpetual Mission.-- Pope Leo XIII. "The Guardian u in every home--our motte. The. Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas Holiness Warns Austrians Against U. S. Proselytizers plaza in front of the Palace, where an ad- delivered by Cardinal Piffi, of Vienna. His Eminence stirring appeal to the Catho- Austria to guard their orig- faith as the great treas- all time. His appeal was with enthusiasti c shouts of Showing Progress I _.. who attended the demonstra- year and saw tile immense , listened to the recital of showing the ' progress or organization work in Aus- noted the manifestations of were astonished that such have been brought about which has been plagued ion, hunger, and a So- terrorism. The progress been made can be noted of religious life, in mat- Catholic charity, and general edu- Christian Faintly. g this year a clearly program was outlined for the topics including, the the school, the problems of ministry, and charity.. The family was recognized as around which the restora- miety must be built f the people is be- today in the school the Socialists--wherever to do so--are attempt- rpate every trace of Chris- It is now recognizes of the problems facing the , more important now than SHOWN THROU00 .BUILDINGS BY REPRESENTATIVE D. C., July 30.Five of Charity of Pennsylvania the Capital last week to historical paintings and were guided through the and grounds under dis,in- auspices when Representa. E. Campbell of Pennsyl- insisted on personally escort- through the places of in- in the Capitol grounds. party of nuns, who are from represented by Congress- called at his office and deeply engrossed in his leg- to Great Gathering of 400,000 Catholics That Sectaries Seek to Implant Socialistic Doctrines. Correspondent N. C. W. C. (New Service.) t, July 16.--Proselytizing ac- of Protescan sects in Austria pretence of rendering mate- to the needy, were )(le- m a letter from Pope Iius at the great "Catholic Day" attended by more than 400,- here. Specific mentior of the activities of sec- nationality. ng to sectarian activities of years in Austria, the letter read in part: people are endeavoring with to destroy by their the Faith of their fcl- They try, by all sorts to force the lat- esert the Church. Their sole implant Socialistic dec- all its pernicious influ- 11 pubic institutions, partic- the school system. "Antericans. dangerous to the faith- erotical teachers, chiefly nationality, who, deceiv- simple aud it, experienced by ans, take advantage of the conditions of the people to over into heir own ranks the be:.towa: of material re- deeply regret that the na- lost its wealth in con- of late polticat events, the risk of losing a much possession, the old its forefathers. We adjure sons in Austria always to er that the harm already done much greater, if, through of these sects, they could into renouncing their Demonstration of Its Kind. Austria "Catholic Day" this first one held since before was the largest demonstra- kind ever witnessed in Aus- meeting culminated in a procession in which more persons marched around gstrasse and then assembled ever before, is that of establishing contacts with the working classes and preventing their further estrangement and of preserving connection with the intellectua classes in the great towns and industrial centers. There are also a discussion concerning new methods by means of whic  the apostolate ]nay be extended to combat the new pagan- ism of modern times. Finally it was pointe( out that Christian works of charity comprise a duty that cannot be dispensed with in the great mis- sion of love to which the Catholic Church is called. All of these topics were thoroughly discussed by the most distinguished Catholic leaders of Aus- tria headed by members of the hier- archy. Catholic Growth in Ten Years. Ten years ago the Catholics of Aus- tria had just started to build up or- ganizations among their young peo- ple. Today there are in the second- ary schools of the nation alone, 80 organizations with, in all, mor, than 4,000 members an!l the "Assock'.tion oi tJa.no!m  oung People" has a mem- oersmp m excess of 10,000, most of them drawn from tile ranks of young [orkl!len and clerks. There are more Laan Lwenty Cathohc .tu(lents' organ- izations at the University of Vienna, their number having been nmltiplied by ten in the past tlfirty years,, while during the same period their total membership has increased fifty fold. At other universities where formerly a Catholic studen hardly dared to profess his religion openly, there are C " many athohc students associations today. At the University of Graz, where formerly, there was only a sin- gle organization, tlmrc are now four, all of which have become so large a' to become almos unwieldy. 35,000 Women. According to reports mad "Catholic Day" meeti-, 4. e at the 1." , "'t, I; ,Jal, no- ,c women s organizations of Austria now comprise a total membership of more than 250,000 and are carrying on an extremely diversified work in- cluding al forms of social and chari- table activity. Homes for delinquent girls have been established, agencies for giving advice and aid to expectant mothers, orphan asylums_ organiza- tions for the promotion of Catholic prinicples of education, and associa- tions devoted to the care of the sick. All of these Catholic organizations have now been united in the Catholic iV:n ibUwde! ia Sr !lloarnrtg ihe a oin Its work is divided among the vari- ous departments of publicity, social work, education and art. The diversified and far reaching character of the organization was strikingly illustrated in the great pa- rade before alluded to. In the pro- cession there were Tyrolese with their old battle flags riddled with bullets, Carinthians and Styrians in their pic- turesque Alpin costumes, hundreds of university students their colored caps, thousands of ex-soldiers in field uniform, workmen, artists, men and women of all classes. Five hundred flags and banners were carried by the marchers and more than forty bands provided the music. "Reichspost's" Special Number ' ,, -_ Coincidently wth the Cathohc Day" demonstration t h e "Reich- sposts,'! the leading Catholic daily of Austria, celebrated its thirtieth anni- versary by getting out the largest edi- tion that has been published by any Austrian newspaper since the war. The edition contained 112 pages de- voted to accounts of Catholic life and affairs in Austria. The paper re- ceived a letter of congratulation from P, ope Plus XI, in which His Holiness imparted His blessing to the editor md the contributors to the publica- ;ion. islative work, but he immediately closed up his desk and sallied forth as guide of the group. While the party was viewing the historical national edifice, several pro- fessional guides offered their services to the group and were rather non- plussed at the independence and in- difference with which the gentlemmt who acted as its leader waved hyem aside and showed his familiari- with the points of greatest public interest. The guides were enlighten- ed when it Wasadisclosed to them that the nuns were in charge of a member of Congress. The party spent considerable time in Statuary Hall, where in addition to other celebrated figures who play- ed a part in thd building of the na- tion, is the statue of Father Mar- quette, the discoverer of the Missis- sippi River. LITTLE ROCK, ARK., SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1923. CORPORAL TANNER " :, DRESS OF WOMEN EX-COM'R. OF G. A. R. HANDS IT TO K. K. K, Tells What He Thinks of Them- Doesn't Lea.,^ * - -- .,= J.uucn unsaid. Washington, July 28.Corp. James Tanner, hero of many a G. A. R. re, union, has handed the Ku Klux Klan crowd ass vigorous a verbal wallop as it ever got. No Grand Army figure has stoo! out more steadily than this valian little figure, who lost both his legs at the second battle of Bull Run. H was made Pension Commissioner b' President tIarding and is an ex-com.' mander-in-chief of the G. A. R. From" his present office of Register of Willsl at Washington, he wrote this letter in BARS THEM FROM PAPAL AUDIENCE i rickets of Admission Ignored as Re. suit of Strict Orders by His Holi- ness. (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Rome, July 20.--The Pope ]ms ex- pressed a feeling of bitter disappoint- ment and painful surprise at the im- modest dress of some of the women visitors to the Vatican who have been received in papal audience. With the exception of the customary black veil which is always worn during a papal audience, the dress of many of the women received recently has been .anything but appropriate for such au occasion. reply to some K. K. K. person, wh Ihad complained because Corp Tanner',:] After an audience last week the Iliad appointed a Catholic to office" 7 tPope sent for his Privy Chamberlain, Office of Resgister of Wills, Msgr. Caccia Dominioni and express- Washington, D. C. June 26, 1923. The Ku Klux Klan of the Districl of Columbia, collectively or individu. ally. Sir--I received at my breakfast ta. ble this morning your undated, un- signed, cowardly, despicable commu. nication threatening me with your vengeance because of the announce. men, of my appointment of Mr. John A. Shiel, a full-blooded, native-born American citizen, specifying that lie is the object of your hatred becaus he is a Knight of Columbus and Catholic. Feeling of Scorn The first result of your absolutel. cowardly, contemptible expression oJ bigotry on my mind was to create feeling of scorn which I have not th power to express in its full measure I once aroused great merriment ir the heart of a beloved and devoted friend who had been a comrade on the battlefield in the days when we fought for the unity of the Nation, Arch- bishop John Ire/and, when we wele both in a reminiscent mood, seated alone in my library recalling the days of long ago and the tidings that had influenced us in early life, and I tolt him that the scene of my nativity was up in Schoharie County, New York, [where the popular idea of a Catholic was that he was of the grade of first cousin to the hyenas that were ex- hibited to our vision in cages as the circus show annually perambulated that action. I told him I often recall- ed as I grew along In life and my mental vision expanded, a Sabbath morning hen I was on my way with my mother to the services held in the Methodist church, for that was where we belonged, and in getting to it we had to pass the Baptist church, or maybe it was the Lutheran church, and in the innocence of my toddling youth I asked my mother why it was that we always went to the Metho- dist church and never to any of the others, and none but Methodists ever get to Heaven. The gentle pres- sure of her old eloved hand rested upon my head as my mother answer- ed, "My son, if you live to grow along in life, you will come to t know that good men of all denominations-will have their place in Heaven." I came to realize the truth of her expression years ago and the pressure of that dear old hand rests today upon the 80 years that God has accorded me. So I view with pity and contempt the threats you send me of personal harm to this mutilated old physical form of mine. No one of your organization xtares to come into my office or my home and express to my face the sen- timents you sent me. Story With Aroma Seventy years ago r was a lad on an old farm" up in Scholarie Count , N y Y . , around which my boyhood affec- tions still cling and I have great hope of visiting it once more before I pass on. At that time the atmosphere i l a certain part of the locality of tha farm was desecrated and debased by the offensive aroma of a skunk I objected pronouncedly to it, and, con- suiting nobody, I wnt for that skunk, and I found him. I found as a re- sult that for some days thereafter my presence was objectionable to the family. I ate on the side, I slept in the barn, I changed my clothes, I was excused for the time being from any performance of the little duties which ed himself forcibly concerning the lib- erty granted to many women to enter tile Vatican insufficiently clothed. Discussing the present styles, His Holiness said : "The unfortunate mania for fash- ion causes even honest \\;volnen to for- get every sentiment of dignity upd moodesty. The decrease of womanly reserve has ahvays been a sign of so- cial decadence. The wmity of women causes the disintegration of the fam- ily. An immodest mother will bare shameless children. A shameless girl cannot be a good wife. It is possible to dress with ladylike decorum with- out imitating monastic severity." Following the observations of the Pope, strict orders were given at the Vatican to deny admission to all omen who were not suitably dressed. t Nothwithstanding the new rules, a OUp  ofelsgant Fhwomen. were. admitted to papal audience withoat sacrificing the latest mode of Paris. This new scandal determined the Major-domo of His Holiness, Msgr. Sane de Samper, to take rigorous measures to control the entrance of visitors at the Doors of the Vatican. The effect of new orders issued by him was felt a day or two later, when a group of women with tickets of ad- mission to the papal audience were turned back at the door by the Swiss Guards and obliged to go home, for the reason that even the intense heat wave which has descended upon Rome this week was not sufficient to justify the scantiness of the attire of some of those who sought an audience with His Holiness. fell to a boy of my age, and which have brought me in contact with oth, ors, and this continued until atmos- pheric conditions surrounding my per- $onality had been corrected. But this temporary discomfiture of mine was unknown to the aforesaid skunk--I had finished him. Defile Freedom and Glory Now you and your associates as- sume a character worse than a skunk, for in the dark you defile the free- dom and the glory of this republic and as an organization you will die as the skunk died, submerged in the foul atmosphere of your own acts and impulses, and the republic will go on through the years proving to the world at large that the spirit of the Pilgrim Fathers is maintained and that they and their descendants suc- ceeded in the ohject proclaimed in the language of New England's great "Poetess, "freedom to worship God." Corporal's Final Word Please accept as my final word thi expression of my contempt for your cowardly utterance and my assurance, insignificant though it be, that unless you lift your soul in the period of life that now remain to you, you will nev- er know any of the joys of futurity promised to mankind by a loving God to those who carry his spirit in their hearts, for, unless you so change your eternal future will be under the su- pervision of the satanic majesty who prem*des over the damned and the lost Mr. Shiel will assume his duties as my second deputy on the morning of Monday next. Number 7 Benedictine Abbey For Research ork At Capital Planned Rev. Dr. T. V. Moore and Three Other Priests to Pre- pare Themselves Abroad for Establish- ment of Institute. (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Washington, l). C., July 30.--The Rev. Dr. Thomas Verner Moore, /or the past thirteen years instructor and professor in the department of psych- elegy at the Catholic University, will sail in the next fortnight for Scotland, to enter St. Benedict's Abbey, Fort Augustius, for a novitiate of two years prior to establishing at the Catholic University a Benedictine Ab- bey for the promotion of scientific re- search. The work of the proposed institution will be similar to that of the l{.oockefellcr Institute of New York, although its permanency will be guaranteed, not by monetary endow- ment, but by the stahility of the mo- na.:tic rule Accompanying Dr. Moore will be the Rev. Dr. Francis J. Walsh, for ten years professor of philosophy at St. Mary's Theological Seminery, Cin- cinnati, and the Roy. John B. Dimah, a c,mvert from the Anglican Church, who wa.: ordained priest by Bishop Hai(t of Belmont Abbey, N. C., and who estab]isshed and for several years has been the headmaster of St. George's School, Newport, R. I. Dom lened:ict Brosnahan, a Benedictine monk el" l)ownside Abbey, who has been studying the early spiritual life of the Church at the Catholic Univer- sity, will accompany.the three priests to Fort Augustus, where they will hc joined by Dr. Bahtwi instructor in history at Harvard, who will enter the novitiate with them, ith a view to taking up studies for the priest- hood and participating in the Amer- ican foundation. The Rev. Dr. John E. Haldi, who has been studying processes to mental life at the Univer- sity of Cincinnati, is expected to join "The possibility of uniting their ef- forts at scientific work and leading the monastic life has been under dis- cussion by a small group of men studying and teaching at the Catho- ic University since 1921,"'declared Dr. Mooxe in speaking of the new under- taking. "They realized to what ex- tent malt's health and progress de- pended on the solution of problems of research. They felt the need of the interior life of monasticism and appreciated the fact that by collabora- tion in scientific work they could ac- complish more than by working pri- vately at scattered problems of in- vestigation. Contact with university life is necessary in modern research. Intellectual work is no longer con- fined to the writing table and the private library. It requires labora- tories and libraries of vast extent, far beyond the limits of even the most excellent private collection. The ne- cessities of modern research are at hand at tile Catholic University of America with its laboratories and li- brary, its proximity to the Congres- sional Library,, the library of the Sur- geon General and the various depart- mental libraries of the United States government "It seemed, therefore, that" if the monastic life could be established at the Catholic University, an opportu- nity would be provided for those wh9 entered to do scientific work for the welfare of mankind. KLAN THAT ELECTED OREGON GOVEI00OR NOW THREATENS HIM (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Portland, Ore., July 3).--The Ku Klux Klan, which claims to have elect- ed Governor Pierce, now threatens his recall. One Portland newspaper quotes Fred A. Gifford, grand dragon, as an- nouncing officially that the proposed recall of Governor I icrce would not be started until some "overt act" had been committed. "How would you like to be the poor goveruor, asks the "Eugene Guard," "with 'a dragon trailing you like that ? Certainly there is need for the ser- vices of Jack the Giant Killer, the fool killer, or some such public benefactor at this crisis of Oregon's affairs." Another Oregon paper meets this observation with the following com- ment: "No need appears for such an exe- cutioner as the "Guard" suggests. In If the Filipino can furnish rubber / Oregon, the secret order is commit- enough to make America independent/ting suicide slowly, but surely. Many th:'lmll :::e:imf:eSihn;:g:nn::: ? enough i:  :,rm=be::r:hepher:lYabh:=de "The original group had in mind an institute that would do something similar to what is being, dorm by the Rockefeller Foundation of iew York. The men who would be united to- gether would have no worldly or fi- nancial interests, but would be de- voted primarily to the service of God and would attempt for His sake to contribute their full share of toil for human progress. "The appeal of Benedictine monas- ticism to such a group of men is evi- dent. The Benedictine idea expresses a wonderful union of the inner life with external work. The great mis- fortune of modern life is an over-ac- centuation of external activity. Many men have become slaves, working and sleeping, with no time for creative thought or serious reflection. Those who manage to escape the serfdom of modern life only too frequently give themselves up to idle pleasure, f ailing to develop or losing utterl[ all relish for the intellectual and spiritual. hnportanec of Inner Life. "The inner life is the foundation of Benedictinism. It is something more than morning and evening prayer. It is living out the liturgical life of the Church, appearing before God -tgain and again during the day to sing the cononical hours and solennfly celebrate the conventual Mass at which all in the monastery are present. Between the hours of prayer there is a solid eight hour (lay and more of work. "The first contribution of Benedic- tine monachism to the work of the world was simple but necessary. It originated when Roman civilization was crumbling and there was great When Benedictine done this service, it turned its at- tention to the ancient manuscripts arid preserved for the world the learn-. ing of antiquity. The time of copy- ing the ancient manuscripts is past and the monks of today aim at pro- duction. The changed civilization of today has a demand for a group of men to serve God, the Church and their fellow men by united efforts in scientific research, hard, patient, la- borious and valuable to mankind." The movement has received the .warm approbation of Archbishop Cur- icy of Baltimore, and the Right Rev. Thomas J. Shahan, rector of the Catholic University has a s s u r e d , Father Moore and his associates of his keen interest in their plans. The project has also been laid before and approved by Abbot Ernest, the presi- dent of the Cascinese congregation in the United States and has been en- dorsed by Bishop Haid of Belmont Ab- bey, Arch-abbot Aurelius of St. Vin- cent's, Beatty, Pa., and Abbot Athan- asius, the president of the American Swiss congregation. Recently,the project was brought to the attention of the General Chapter of the English Congregation of the Benedictines and it was then deter- mined that St. Benedict's Abbey, Fort Augustus, should be the scene of the monastic training of the founders of the new institution. sort of an organization will be main- tained'another year, but it will cut a pitiably small figure at the next elec- tion. "It is a hard thing to fool all the people all the time. It is also hard to persuade Americans to adopt an- American methods--which must ap- pear cheap and tawdry after the first burst of enthusiasm has worn off." QUAKERS TO WORK FOR POLISH RELIEF (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Philadelphia, July 30.--There are about three hundred orphans in Po- land, according to estimates of Qua- ker relief workers, who are drawing up plans for the establishment of a small model orphanage, an agricul- tural school and a training schooi fox: child workers in that country. The proposed work is being undertaken at the request of the Polish governmen% which has engaged to supply the land and buildings. The Jnuior American Red Cross is expected to cooperate in the plan for the work, which is to be directed by an American or English welfare worken i v