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August 5, 1911     Arkansas Catholic
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I fl I I / t i '1 i L THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN { "{ A wise man always keeps a little in the bank A WEALTH IN TRAINING [] [] IIl 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 iust 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 a cloud of ignorance from the minds of non-Catholics, softened antagon- isms to the Church, enlightened Catholics on important questions of tile (lay and aided more than any one can est:nlate, to advance the Church to tile dignitied position she holds today, and the reason for all this is simple--the Church has be- come better known. Non-Catholics as a rule wouhl love tile Church just as well as we do if they knew her as we do. ttundreds of people will take and read an at- tractive pamphlet wheu they would hesitate to go through a large hook or call on a priest for information concerning the Church. Many attend funerals, weddings, special celehra- tions, missions, etc., and if they saw account are greatly in your favor. [] an assortment of panll)hlets in tile UNION TRUST CO "1 vestibule'wuldgladlytakesmet read at leisure. For all who Come to our churches tile hook rack at the @' door is an invaluahle auxiliary for CopIIBI and Surplus 'l W ,,A 4- circulating pamphlets and newsl)a- SaO.O00.O0 a, ux **. o,,u ot. I)ers. If it were hrought about that l]mmn0000m00m THE APOSTOLATE OF THE PRESS (Continud from page !) tain a Catholic newspaper will re- turn manifold. To facilitate tile speedy circulation of the Catholic weekly, let a generous number of copies be procured and placed in the book rack in the clmreh vesti- hule and the interest of the congre- gation aroused l)y a hrief account of some important article in the paper for distrihution. Another plan would he to have a numher of boys with copies of the weekly in front of the church on Sunday after the pas- tor has called the attention of the congregation to the paper by an- nouncing some interesting discourse, the refutation of a calumny, account of a Catholic convention, etc. Then let capahle and energetic canvassers he appointed and sent through the entire parish to solicit subscriptions. This good work, urg- ed so earnestly by our Holy Father and our Bishops, should he pursued with zeal and perseverance. Every opportunity should be employed to educate and urge the people to take at least one Catholic weekly. In making the visitation of the parish, in Sunday school, at the meetings of societies, in tile confessional, the priest may well strive to educate his people concerning the need of taking and reading a good Catholic news- paper. Let not the good work languish, let no difficulties discourage us, hut let us labor with hearty zeal and perseverance in support of the Cath- olic press, and the gratifying fruits in one generation will he marvelous. If the mighty power of the press were extended with true zeal in very parish of this land for the next twen- ty-five years, in such a way as to reach the millions of Catholics in our country with a sound Catholic news- e-per each week, tile results for goo would be heyond all calculation. Circulating Pamphlets. A prominent church architect has declared that the placing of book racks in the vestihules of Catholic churches ought to be arranged for I in tile plans. Indeed, there should be some practical method of distrihuting among the people l)anq)hlets that ex- plain the teaching of the Church, and at the sanle time defend it from the attacks of misinformed oppon- ents. It is easy euongh to order a large stock of pamphlets, but it is just as easy to allow them to re- main in a corner and in a short time be covered with dust. Greater ! zeal is required to get pamphlets in- to the hands of readers, and a plan that places at the doors of churches all the latest panaphlets for useful reading is sure to be of great utility. No one can estimate the amount of good done by the circulation of time- !y panaphlets. They have removed minds of the members through the means of addresses on special occa- sions. Efforts should also be made to in- troduce Catholic newspapers into the reading rooms of public libraries. These rooms are hecoming more and more frequented and are to a great extent helping to form the opinions of the working people. Hundreds of people frequent them to store their minds with impressions, take up their views of life and form their opinions on the perplexing questions of the day. They are schools for adults, and tile educative influence will he according to the mental food assim- ilated. If a public lihrary will not subscrihe for a Catholic paper, let tile society furnish one or more gra- tis. These reading rooms will not as a rule decline to receive Catholic newspapers if they are furnished free. In this way Catholic papers will reach hundreds of non-Catholics who will read them with interest when found in their own places of meeting. In England tile Reading Guild has furnished Catholic newspapers to over two hundred reading rooms. It is said that thousands of non- Catholics will avail themselves of the opportunity of reading these papers each week. The educative effect must be beyond all estimation. Catholic papers are also supplied to poor- houses, hospitals, reformatories, rec- reation rooms, harber shops and sim- ilar places. The field is large and tile opportunities for doing good are enormous. Let every proper effort to circulate tile Catholic newspaper he encouraged and assisted 1)y tile pastor. The duty of explaining to the peo- ple t'he importance of the Catholic newspaper is just as necessary as urg- ing them to support the parish school. The zeal of tile clergy, see- onded by the encouragement and gen- erosity of the faithful, has huilt up a magnificent parish school system to fix and ground Catholic faith in the minds and hearts of the children, and now it remains for them to build Ul) and supl)ort a strong, vigorous Catholic press to strengthen and s;tfe- guard that faith. The faithful, once properly educated concerniug the ab- solute necessity of tile Catholic news- paper, will recognize its support as a sacred duty next to that of maintain- ing tile clmrch and school. Tile more generally a sound Catholic weekly circulates in a parish the better the people understand their holy faith; the more they appreciate it, the hotter equipped they are to defend it, and the more they will cheerfully give for its support, so that the money that goes out of a parish to main- We shall be glad to have a share of the business of the readers of this paper. Banking--4 Per Cent on Savings Accounts. Mortgage Loans on Little Rock Real Estate. Rentals and Property Management. Fire Insurance--Strong Companies. Citizens' Inve00ment and Security Company Little Rock, Arkansas 210 West Second Street McClerkin's Drug Store every church in the country was provided with a generous hook rack, kept constantly supplied with the best l)amphlets aud newsl)aI)ers, aud attention frequentl27 drawn to these valuahle documents, and the Catholic peol)le urged not only to read them, hut to put them into the hands of their non-Catholic neighhors, so that; the entire land may be flooded with Catholic literature, who can estimate tile good that would be done and the; mighty forward impulse that the Church would receive? Thousands of pamphlets, newspapers and cate- chisms may be circulated in this way each year. Every one may find something to interest him along the various publications given out by leading Catholics, clerical and lay; biography, history, social work, science, art, defense of the Church, Socialism, Communism, Modernism, the Church and culture, the Church and progress, the Church and the lahoring classes, etc., all should be abundantly represented in the book rack. It would be difficult to exaggerate the advantages of such work. Take for instance, one of the five cent pam- phlets on confession. Many a ser- vant girl is assailed by the old calu- nmies and is perplexed to find ans- wers. With such a pamphlet the girl is armed with a weapon of de- fense and can give the booklet to her accusers. She is able to hold up her head and perhaps make an im- pression on those who uttered the old calunmies against her Church. A laborer hears various plausible but false arguments for "Socialism as a remedy for the unequal distribution of wealth, and he is urged to give up the Church and enter its ranks, hut listened to a sermou on the dan- gers of this new sect, and has read the pamphlet recommended by his pastor. He is able to defend himself and enlighten his fellow-workmen. Without the knowledge of how to defend themselves many of our men and women fall away from the Church. Can We Show Anything Like This? In England and Ireland the Bish- ops have taken up this mater and urged it upon tile clergy in the strongest terms. The Catholics of those two couutries, numberingabont 6,ooo,ooo, since they hogan to organ- ize in the interest of Catholic liter- ature, have sold L25o,ooo copies of a devotional series, 868,ooo of a hook of meditations, 1,75o,ooo copies of a siml)le prayer hook, 9o0,000 pamph- lets dealing with nou-Catholic ntis- statements, 389,ooo discussing the va- rious aspects of the Anglican contro- versy, %500,000 Catholic story hooks, 1,879,ooo of a biographical series, mo,ooo of a religious scientilic series, to say nothing of pamphlets dealing with art, nmsic, education, history, and social questions. In Germany they sell a million of Catholic panaph- lets every year. With 15,ooo,ooo Catholics in this country can we show anything like it? We are huild- ing exlaensive churches, but a great Cardinal has said that it is just as necessary to support a Catholic news- paper. We are spending millions on schools, but Pope Plus X, warus us that it is useless to build schools un- less we supplement this educational work with a sound Catholic press. We are l)reaching nlissions against sin, but the same Pontiff remnids us that they will he to a great extent fruitless if we allow the sensational daily papers, reeking with sin, dese- crate our homes. We are erecting magnificent material monuments to religion in stone, but we are sadly neglecting the most powerful agen- ProPagating sch literature are l)y no lneans aware of tile I)assions they are unchaiuing and the forces of destruction they are letting h)ose. But the church well knows the inevit- able outcome of such work. Tile sad effects of such literature are seen to- day in France with its swelling list of hroken marriage bonds, suicides, juvenile crimes and the rest. The alarming spread of such literature is undouhtedly one of the graves aud most disquieting signs of the times. Puhlications which assail the divine inspiration of the Bihle, the sanctity of marriage, respect for lawful auth- ority, the right to just possession of property, in fact assail religion in ev- ery shape and advocate iu one form or another a social revolution, en- tailing consequences which no mau of sohcr judgment can coutemplate without dismay, arc poured contin- ually, from the press. These puhli- cations are bought hy hundreds of thousands and are leavening the minds of the working people far more widely than many can easily believe, United effort must be made to meet this propaganda, of error by the diffusion of plain, popular pamph- lets showing the fallacies of Social- ism and other erroneous theories ad- vanced hy the so-called reformers of the day. Practical Suggestions To laegin tile work, order a selec- tiou of pamphlets from the Interna- tioual Catholic Truth Society, 47 Bergin street, Broklyn, N. Y. TMs society is the general distributing agency for all the Catholic Trtuh So- cieties and s'miliar organizations of the English-speaking world. There is hardly a subject of interest to a Catholic on which the society has not one or more panaphlets. The Columhus Press, conducted by the Paulist Father.s, I2o-I22 West 6oth street, New York, is also keenly in- terested in this line of work, aud has accomplished very much by the distribution of hooklets and leaflets in the past. Tile society has begun to issue a uew series of very instruc- tive and timely pamphlets especially designed to supply the needs of the church vestihule racks. Book racks with devices for the offerings are furnished by them at live dollars each, Julius A. Riith, 3o4 Master street, Philadelphia, also has for sale a neat rack with iron boxes for the offerings at six dollars each, or twelve dollars for hoth. The pastor will he relieved of nmch of the work if he gives tile manage- nent of the book rack to an ener- getic individual or a church society. Tile success of tile work, however, will depend chiefly on the encourage- ment given by the pastor. If he takes a constant interest to see that he rack 1)e kept filled with tile latest and host pamphlets, makes earnest, )ithy announcenaents of the same on Sundays, and zealously exhorts the people to procure and read them aud distrilmte them to .their neighbors, the people will respond with a hearty good will aud rejoice to co-operate in such an,apostlic work. Tile peo- )le must he educated to support this work. Hence if the pastor takes little or no interest in the work and leaves it wholly to the manager it will lauguish. The suc- cess of the book rack, like the suc- cess of tile Catholic weekly, depends almost wholy ou the real interst taken hy the pastor in it. For the guidance of purchasers cards with the prices l)rinted in large letters should he placed over each colmnn of l)anH)hlets and likewise a card attached to the box indicatiug where the price is to be l)Ut. Such an arrangement gives pur- chasers to understand what they should do to secure paml)hlets. Sunday Schol Papers. An efficient method of fosteringau interest in good Catholic literature will be found in the generous distri- bution of the Suuday School paper. Parents naturally take a deep inter- est iu what pleases tile children. Plant in the minds of the childreu a love for good, instructive reading matter and you 1)riug to hear a stroug influence for such reading upon 1he parents. The regular cir- culation for instructive Sunday school )apers among tile children helps very umch to educate them in their religious duties and contributes to fo'ster a love for Catholic reading. These papers are often read with in- terest, and protit hy the other mem- bers of the fa'mily. They could he distrihuted hy the teachers during the Sunday school hour, and a penny each collected from the children. Let those who have no penny re- Page FIvA I Bargains for the Women Folks All Next Week at the "Big Store" SILK HOSE Women's Onyx pure thread Silk Stockings, live inch double woven lisle tops, lisle soles; colors black, tan, hronze, sky-gray, pink, lavender and navy; $L25 values 89C Special Sale Price per pair.. Women's pure thread Silk Stockings, live inch douhle woven lisle tops and lisle soles; black only; $ val- I1 ues. Special Sale Price, per pr.UC Misses' fast black pure thread Silk plain Stockings, five iuch double woven lisle tops; spliced heels and soles; sizes 7 I-2 to 9; 75c values. , Special Sale Price 59c per pair .................... Never before in Little Rock's history were WOMEN'S HATS and HAT TRIMMINGS so near given away as they will be in this sale. Don't fail to see them. Second Floor, Center Aisle. KAYSER 16-BUTTON SILK GLOVES, in all colors, sold all over the world at $1.25 per pair, cut for the Special Sale to, 98c pair ............. ceive the paper gratis. Let the great advantage and need of reading with care and att;ntion the papers each week he frequently imprssed upon :he minds of the children. A brief relation of some interesting story appearing in the paper would stimu- late a desire in the children to read it for themselves. The custom of asking the children to give briefly in their own words an account of some article in the preceding issue serves very nauch to foster au in- terest in the Sunday school paper. Catholic Books as Premiums. The liberal distrihution of Catholic hooks as rewards in the schools is an effective and praiseworthy man- ner of circulating and reading. The hope of reward as an incentive to close applicatiou, earnest study, reg- ular attendance, good conduct, etc., should not be neglected. Youthful minds are, as a rule, much influenced hy it . Indeed, the hope of reward serves as a stinmlus to energy and perseverance IU every ,'tvocation of ife. Surely, no more useful reward could he given pupils who have dis- tinguished themselves for excellence :h .', n instructive, sound Catholic books. These hooks are read with interest by the successful scholars and loaned, to their friends. They help to build up the family library, something that every Catholic home dmuld have. Then a large demand for such works is an encouragement to Catholic authors to devote their ime and talents to the writing of books that are destined to he the ncans of acconq)lishing untold good. Use of Secular Press. An efficient means of reaching non- Catlolics in the community is the use of their owu newspaper for the explanation of religious truth. Many who would not enter a Catholic church or read a Catholic hook are curious to read a sermon hy the priest wheu they lind it in their owu pat)er. The I)rudent use of 51eau, conservative and fair secular news- papers as agencies for removing pre- judice, spreading the knowledge of Catholic truth aud fostering a kindly spirit toward the church is calculated to do much good. ]t is a means Of enlightenment that contributes large- ly to silence slauderous tongues in workshops, foundries, offices and places of resort, hell)s nmke our own people proud of their faith and stand up courageously for it. While, now and then, the preacher may have a few non-Catholics to hear the ser- mon, the local newspaper will carry it to two or three thousand. The good seed is thus sown in countless hearts, and some of it will assuredly ,r take root and hring forth fruit, soon- er or later. Employ every lawful means to let [he people know what the Church teaches, get ideals aud principles before them, and they can- not refuse to respect her. A religion that comes from God commends it- self to the approval of the people wherever it becomes really known. It has been said by an illustrious German Bishop that if the Apostle St. Paul were living on earth today he would he a journalist. He would employ the mighty power of the press to remove mlseonceptions of Catholic doctrines and to spread the light of the Gospel auloug all nlen. An Inviting Field. No other couutry presents a more inviting field for zealous missionary lahors than our own. There are mil- lions of people without any positive Christian faith, who attend no form of divine worship on the L, ord's Day. The teachings of Christ do not in- fluence or guide their lives. There is an increasing interest in the doctrines of the old church among fair miuded non--Catholics. Learned, ohservant and patriotic men hesitate not to af- tirm that the stability and perpetuity of our Republic will depend on the Catholic Church. She stands firm for lawful authority, the sanctity of marriage, honesty in business, fair wages for an honest day's work, the sacred right of the unborn chihl to life and the other principles of mor- ality without which the peace and order of society could not h)ng eu- dure. Faith in fragmentary Chris- tianity its t'epresented by hunaan so- cietles is weakening and losing hold on thinking people. ()n the one side people are turning to the Catholic Church and on the other toward un- belief. The press is an effective ,ueans of nwking the Church known and of stemming the spreading ice of unhelief and htwlessness. The success of the Chu,-ch as the divine custodian of faith and morals will g.eatly del)cn(l on the SUl)l)ort aud extension of the Catholic press. The Catholic press will 1)e supported and extended in l)roportion to the zeal of the clergy therein. If a reasonable share of the luoney now used to erect and furnish, in a lnanner unnecessar- ly laboratc churches, houses aud re- ligious establishnlents were devoted to the snpl)ort all(| extension of the Catholic press, our churches will he far more likely to he Idled with faithful worshipers, religious estab- lishments will he more secure against the attacks of the enemies of Chris- tianity and a much larger harvest of souls will be garnered into the king- dora of heaven.Catholic Standard and Times. 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 prescription will be filled just as the doctor wrote it. Telephone ua your wants and our messenger service will de- liver same promptly. TELEPHONE 576 I cy for the preservation of true Catholicofaith and correct morals. It is no doubt a pious and consol- ing act. to perpetuate one's memory by splendid monuments in honor of God, hut according to the signs of the times in some countries we are drifting toward a state of society when these material evidences of Catholic faith will be none too safe. Dangerous literature is distributed wholesale among the laboring class-' es, and it will have its effect unless we do something to counteract it. Douhtless many of those who are THE ABELES DECORATING COMPANY 702 Main St. Would Jlppreciate Your Trade illlulll ii i i,i ill i,.i i Telephone 3889