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of NOTE Richard H. Smith, S. M., ly president of Jefferson Coi- Ls., has been appoint- of the Marist Order in States, according to word here from Belgium, where Smith attended the general of the Marists. Smith, who succeeds the H. de la Chapelle, is well in Louisiana and Mississippi. eived his early training in the of Monroe and at Jefferson graduating from the latter in 1886. He was for twen- years a member of the fac- Jefferson College, and from 1920 was president. During three years he has served as rector of Sacred Heart in Atlanta. ---.--.___ Rev. Bishop Muldoon, Ill., was recently pre- a diploma conferring' the de- Doctor of Sacred Theology, Rev. Dr. Joseph Schmidlin, the University of Mun- In presenting the ldiplona to at his residence here, Dr. said: of the Catholic Theo;ogi: of the University of I have the honor of present- your Lordship a diploma which that the said faculty hereby upon you the title of Doctor Theology honoris causa in of your Lordship's distin- services in the domain of so- philanthropic endeavor. message of your Lordship's activity, by voice and pen, in .service among your compatri- traversed the broad expanse and stirred up admiration in of all lovers of noble it s particularly your genQr- charity, as a member of Committee for the Re- Central Europe, which has consolation and joy to count- made sad by the mise- war. The Catholic Thee]ogl- er the University of Mun- it a privilege to be able expression to the sentiments for your Lord- merits in this regard." Marie Wainwright, , American actress, died Pa., following an Oleera. distinguished stage artists! the funeral service held in Cathedral. The solemn Mass of requiem was celebrated Rev. John Fahey, chaplain of Actors' Guild of New last engagement was 'as Mrs. Whatcombe in "Calai n Ap- at the Cort Theater ]n New starting in December, 1921. in Philadelphia, Miss Wain- was educated in France, where for the lyric opera. She her debut in amateur theatri- conside: able attention favorable comment that she upon the stage as a career. first professionally as at Booth's Theater on May 17, It Was during teorge Rigncld's there and he had re- Romeo with her, but declin- play on the opening nigh, and Warde was substituted. It aid at that time that Rignold Miss Wainwright would be but critics declared her Ju- much better than his Romeo, part he played the second after Miss Wainwright had a decided success. Performance brought her an I with Rignold and she the country plaing Princess in "Henry V." The year she joined the Boston Mu- a ComPany to play Josephine in for the first time in this She became leading lady Lawrence Barrett, portraying in "Francesca da Rimini," later appeared in stock in New iss Wainwright joined forces with] James and for three years they in Shakespearean and ot}ter She appeared as Virginia, Beatrice and Rosalind. In she went into vaudeville, where for many years alter- With legitiinae engagements, those with William qillett, Start and other latter day Well lived makes every yes- a dream of hapiness, and every a viston of hope. \\; PRIEST WItO WAS NAMED ** CONSUL TO MOROCCO LAUI)S MR. HARI)ING (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Marion, Ohio, Aug. 14.--Thin tri- bute to the late President Harding is one of the most interesting because .of the intimacy that prevailed between the formr t'reesident and Rev. Joseph M. l)enning, pastor of St. Mary': church, this city, whom President Harding appointed United States ,:,m- su] to Morocco:: A  THE GU RDIAN, SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 1923 ,II'Ti'.M1H:R; Tile CIlUItCll IN CliiNA 'William .|. IlornP, by ..|., in the "bletNelt,*er ol ,he acred Heart'* Clfina, with her vast expanse of though the missions have never /)een territory, her teeming population of in a more flourishing condition, there an age-ohl civilization, has always been an attractive country for almS- relic zeal. Unfortunately Christian 'hl,issionaries were not the first in the field. Buddhist emissaries reached China at an early period of our era, and their religion, widl its selenln rit- ual anti its beautiful statutes, al)pe{I- ed to tim people, and soon l)ecame, as it still remains, the prevailing reli- gion of the land. Christian mission- Of Tender Concern "In the death of President [-Iar(t- ing," Father Denning wrote, "I lmve lost not only my winsome, loving friend, but the nation has lost a mind teeming with tender concern for hu- man happiness--a patient, loving un-! complaining soul, who was well con- tent to go to the grave unpraised, if aries, probably Nestorians, first are only some 2,000,000 Catholic. in a total POl)ulation of 400,000,000;- that is about one in two hundred. Tiffs ,eems to be a small proportion, but the relatively rapid progress thus has been made within tim last two de- cades, together with the evident signs of ever increasing activity "rod more efficient organization of missionary forces, affords a well grounded hope for a more abundant harvest in the near future. PAGE FIVE are proverbial among those who have dealt with them. It must not be thought that, as Cifina is such an oht country, her people must be decadent and apathetic. They are, on the con- trary, markedly alert, intensely pa- triotic and keenly interested in public affairs respecting their country. They manifest an ardent desire for educa- tion and they eagerly study foreign languages, both for the sake of com- mercial advantages and for the pur- pose of pursuing scientific and pro- fessional studies. The second impeful sign, o which General Intention of this month comes to remind us, is the centering of interest upon the Church in Ctd- na. First, there k'; the appolntmeut of tim :first Apostolic Dlegate to China, who arrived there early this year and has taken up his residence in Hankow, a central metropolis. Next, only he couhi lift the l)eople to rig- reached China in tim eightb century, or0us, hopeful, uplifting thoughts, but the Church which they founded "His memory will be my most I lasted only something, over a hundred precious recollection and his name[ years. In the Middle Ages zealous will live in sweet bloom its long as t!Tanciscan and l)ominiean Friars: 1 . ". " "- r ' ' o t_me s f,leht m lrmndslnp, or m-- made their way overland, through ',piration in unsullied manhood." imauy hardshil)s and perils, to the - ................................................ / great Empire which they were the Our Holy Father, Plus XI, iaas pre-.I first to name "CatJmy," amt they conducted there for a while fh)urisla- claimed St. l,e0nard of Port Mauriceting missions. At present, alas, China is torn with at the wish of the Holy See, a gen- dissensions. For more than eleven leral synod of all the hierarchy of the years the country has been a prey country is proposed to be held in to civil war and factional contests, 1924. New vicariates have been not to mention the ravages of handit lerected recently, and the hierarchy is forces and tim terrible afflictions of constantly growing. famines. But when the hmg hoped- Under this head we must not f.fil for settlement comes, there is reason to take special notice of the rem-rk- to expect, with the blessing of God, able interest and activity displayd in l a notable increase in the fruit of ntis- : our own Country in behalf of the (,hi-I feature of their mission is its 'medical staff, a nmst useful form of mission- ary work, which has hitherto been left largely to the Protestants. This mis- sion is known by its interesting little magazine, "The Far East." The last encoflraging sign tiat I will mention is the notable increase of the native clergy. There are now,. as we have seen, over a thousand na- tive priests, belonging both to the regular and the secular clergy, and there are 587 ecclesiastical students and 1,881 in the preparatory semina- ries. There e-e, moreover, Chinese students in European seminaries, and at least one in our own country, the Rev. Simon Tang, S. J., who was re- cently ordained in St. Louis, where he is pursuing his theological studies, Father Tang is already proficient in the French and Portuguese lan- gnages, and hopes to return to C]ina with a good knowledge of English. It is the desire of the Church, as expressed by Pope Benedict XV, tat foreign missions should, as soon as circumstances permit, have native Bishops. It is noteworthy that it has been ordered by 'he ltol}\\; See that, at the coming synod of China, each Bishop is to be accompanied by two consulters, one of wrmm must be a tim Patron Saint of all priests wh,) are engaged in" giving missions. And after all the sputter and ex- citment, nobody really knows yet whether Tut-Ankh-Amen is really in his tomb or not. The normal driver thinks he is care- ful just because he toots when he is empire, like another Constantine, to getting ready to run over somebody, mdnnit to the sweet yoke of the Gos- pel. Unfortunately many causes con- ]t is customary to relight the lamp spired to frustrate the sanguine hopes sionary endeavors. It would be hmg to recount te in- Bishl)S (all l,]uropean) .... 61 teresting history of the mission which Priests, foreign ..................... ,4:8 was founded in the sixteenth centur Priests, native ...................... 1,030 by the Jesuits following in the foot-I Catimlics ............................. 2,142,516 '% *" " times Increase over 1.921 86178: steps of  .. ranms Xavier. At ...... tte missionaries had encouraging suc- Catechumens ......................... 500,000 cess, and ardently looked forward to Brothers m religious er- a converted Eml)eror leading his vast ders, foreign ..... - ....... 228 13tethers of religious or- ders, native ................... 134 Si.tel's of religious orders, foreign .......................... 1,035 nese missions. I refer particularly i Chinese priest. Tbu:  beginning is to the 'Pechny missions, to Maryknoll Ibeing made to introduce the native MiSsion, St. Columban' Mission, and tclergy to a more active and official the mission of St. Mary-of-the- 1 particip'ttion in the direction of the Woods. Space will not permit naorelmissions. than the mention of a few facts with i These .are some of the encouraging reg)rd to each. {signs for tie future of tle Chinese l, irst, the longest in the field is the[ missions, and, with the fervent pray- mission of the I, athers of the Divine lers of our Associates (luring this \\;Vord, who have their headquarters in I month and regularly thereafter con- this country at Techny, Illinois, and tsoling results may be expected. The are well known by their publication,l touching appeal which a certain Friar "Our Missions-' Their mission in Jordan sent from China, six hundred of the eanctuary from the expiring of the missionaries, and so today, a]- NOVEL CHURCH CONSTRUCTION INTERESTS FRANCE-- Built of blocks of cement, completed in a fvw months at a remarkably low cost, this new church at Raincy, not far from Paris, has attracted much attention in French architectural circles. Marshal noury, who had his headquarters at Ralncy during the Battle o the Mama, holi to false unda for the building. Sisters of religious orders, native ............. ; ....................... Catechists ............................. Churches and Chapels .... Schools .................... Catholic Printing Presses ..... Papers and Magazines .... Seminaries (for philosoly and theology) ........ 41 Students ........... 587 Preparatory seminaries .... 48 Students ........... 1,881 The most striking feature of the above table is the excellent organi- zation which it manifests:--tbe nu- merous hierarchy, the large number of priests, both foreign and native, the Brothers and Sisters, the schools, the premises, and, though not tabulated above, the hospitals, dispensaries, or- phan asylmns, and other aritable institutions. To the schools nmst be added a number of colleges, as the boarding college near Shanghai with 458 students, and the college on the International Concession at Shang- hai, under the care of the Brothers of Mary, with 930 in attendance; and the college of St. Columban's Mission in Central China with 200 students. There is also, in the vicinity of Shanghai, a university with a faculty of sixteen Jesuits. Now, to the interesting question as to the prospects of the Chinese mis- sions, it may safely be answered that they are decidedly promising, as the following considerations will tend to show. First, as to the people, the Chinese have excellent characteris- tics. They rank high for intelligence and, for a pagan people, they are moral to a marked degree. They are Shantung was established forty-six 2,000 years ago, beginning with one little 12,729 mud house for a church, but counting 9,978 today 103,205 Carbolics and 49,000 8,6841 eatechumes, witla a missionary body 131of 72 foreign and 23 native priests, 15! 1[ Lay-Brothers, 66 foreign and q4 native Sisters, all under their worthy Bishop, Rt. Rev. A. Henninghaus, S. V.D. Their congregation has recent- ly been given nfissionary charge of a large territow in the extreme west of i China and of another in a central  province. The Catholic Foreign Missionary Society of America, with headquar- ters at Maryknoll, N. Y., was found- ed by tim Very Rev. Jas. A. Walsh and the lae Father Thomas F. Price in 1911. Father Price bvely led the first little band of their missionaries to China, but died within the first year of his apostolate there and is buried at Hongkong. From bumble beginning the Maryknoll Society has grown, in twelve years, to be a thor- oughly well organized missionary body. The "Chinese Mission Society," years ago, to his brethren at home, is timely today. "There2 would be a glorious harvest," he wrote, "if the holy Friars would but come. Let them come, then, with their souls estab- lished in patience, that the harvest of i souls baptized may be kept from the Evil One, and after it has been threshed, may, in the Lord's own time, be treasured in His garner." The Morning Offering O Jesus, through the Immaeulat Heart of ]ary, I offer Thee my pay- ers, works, and sufferings of this day, for ,all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sack- rice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins,, for the intentions of all our Assoiate and in particular for the Church in China. Trouble marches before Virtue after Vice; but Pleasure fpllows Vlr- : tue, and Vice is followed by Repent* alice. : i ,i To do little deeds with a great de- sire of pleasing God is to render them t with headquarters in this country, at very greatSt. Francis de Sales. The Mission House, S. Columban's,  : Nebraska, comes only five years from The only thought that wilt harmon- the date of its foundation in Ireland, ize the infinite justice to the infinite but it is already in a flourishing con- mercy of God is the doctrine of Puc- dition, having a personnel in China of gatory. 31 priests, 4 Christian Brothers, 3 i medical missionaries, of whom two Our greatest glory is no in never are doctors and one a male nurse. The falling, but in rising every time w number of their wor:mrs is to be in- fall.. : creased this autumn by 6 priests, 4 - additional Christian Brothers, and 6 The Federation of College Catho- Loretto Sisters from Nerinx, Ken- lic Clubs had 33 clubs last year. it tucky. The Society has 'three semi- now has 57 :clubs and 5 pending ap- sober, frugal anti industrious, and the naries, two in Ireland and that of St. plieations. . . . cultivatmn of the. domeshc mrtues s Columban's, Nebraska, with 115 stu- one of,their most cherished tradi-ldents. Their mission is in the heart My children, if you desire the gift lions, lhe spirit of honor and the I of China, in tlae midst of a popu!a- of preseverance, honor Christ's reliability of the Chinese in business[ tion of 3,000,000 souls. A notable Mother.St. Philip Neri.  LITTLE ROCK COLLEGE Seven Miles From City--Pulaski Heights--Street Car Service Fall Term Opens Tuesday, Sept. 25 COURSES: CLASSICAL, SCIENTIFIC, PRE-MEDICAL, PR-ENGINEERING, SENIOR UNIT, RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS, U. S. A. For Particulars Apply to REV. ALBERT L. FLETCHER, President. i