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THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN r. Vol. I. i Little Rock, Arkansas, October 28, 1911 Number 32 I PROCEEDINGS OF BAZAAR TO, GO FOR AN AUTO For Father Gallagher, Pastor of St. Agnes Church, Mena--Ladies to Have Charge of Bazaar. Special to Tile Southern Guardian. Mena, Ark., Oct. 27.--There is no undertaking without some special mo- tive, and what better motive than that which induced the ladies of St. Agnes Church to undertake the arduous task of the bazaar which they contemplate holding during the last week of No- vember to raise funds for the purchase of an automobile for their pastor, the the Very Rev. A. P. Gallagher. Their object is certainly a laudable one, and will no doubt appeal to all liberal and broad-minded citizens of Mena, who, by their encouragement and patronage, will readily acknowl- edge their approval of the worthy cuse, for if there are many of our self-sacrificing townsmen deserving of pulflic recognition and apprecia- tion, there are none, more so than Father Gallagher. Apart /rum his exemplary devotion to pastoral duties, ever since his coming to our little city, fourteen years ago, he has cl.ose- ly •identified himself with all that tend- ed to Mena's upbuilding and progress, taking active and leading parts in every movement concerning her civic and commercial advancement, and never refusing the disagreeable work of collecting funds for various enter- prises when called upon to do so by any committee. Through his individual efforts he has been the means of permanently locating in Mena some of her best moneyed and public-spirlted citizens, and his successful establishment of the Catholic colony at Cherry Hill is also a source of much revenue to our merchants. Mena has no greater booster than Father Gallagher, and though he has spared neither voice nor pen in pro- claiming her praises far and near, he has never asked any personal favor or help from her citizens, and neither does he now, as the work of this ba- zaar has been assumed by the ladies of his congregation without the least snggestion or solicitation from him, for they, fully realizing his need of some kind of a conveyance, and being fully convinced that he would never ask for one, consulted together, and, after much consideration, decided that an automobile would in the end prove the cheapest and most convenient. Hence this appeal ,to the public for assistance in their good work. Any- one who wishes to donate anything in the way of fancy or plain needlework, ornamental or useful household ar- ticles or supplies, to the refreshment booths may send them to any member of St. Agnes Church and all will be thankfully received, especially by the soliciting committee, Mrs. B. Miller, Mrs. J. Fitzpatrick, Miss Emma Me- Cann and Miss Anna Clinton, sec- retary. L. LITTLE ROCK GAINS. The Rev. Thomas V. Tobin, for six- , teen years pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Church at Chattanooga, the largest in the Nashville Diocese, re- cemly appointed rector of St. An- drew's Cathdral at Little Rock, Ark., celebrated his first Mass there Sun- day. Before leaving for his new charge Father Tobin wds entertained by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Club, and at the farewell meeting at the City Auditorium over I,ooo people assem- bled to bid him farewell. He is an old friend of Rt. Rev. Bishop Morris, and will be found and earnest and hard worker.Kentucky Irish Ameri- can. PENNILESS PRIESTS. Of the 8,ooo priests of the Catholic Church. in Portugal only a few have accepted the stipend offered them by the State. The remainder are now penniless. Many of them are in pre- carious circumstances. Through the Patriarch of Lisbon assistance was asked of the Holy See. .:l he Patrmreh has now received a re- vly from the Vatican to the effect that Pope Plus is sending half a mil- lion dollars for the relief of the priests. OUR EXCUSE. For the past several days the edl- tor-manager of The Southern Guar- dian has been traveling the wrong end'of the road to Wellville. Not ill enough' to be in bed, yet unable to put mt/ch energy into our work. TOO FEW POLITICIANS, SAYS CHAMP CLARK. Replying to the oft-repeated asser- tion that we have too nmch politics and too many politicians, Hen. Champ Clark, Speaker of the House of Rep- resentatives, declares that instead of there being too many politicians there are not enough. "In a country whose institutions are based upon popular suffrage," he says, "every man should be a politician, and every man owes a portion of his time, energy and talents to the servtce of the State. I do not mean that every man should run for office. That is a poor business at best--poor when you succeed; inexpressibly poor wl/en you fail. What I mean is that every citi- zen should help so far as 'he can to solve the problems for the betterment of government, the improvement of society and the perpetuity of the Re- public. It is the duty of every citizet" to attend botlt the primaries and gen- eral election ,to the end that good and capable men may be selected. The only way to reform politics is to be active before and at the elections• The persistent charge that all public men are for sale and that all govern- ment in this country is thoroughly rotten not only puts improper ideas into the heads of our own people and of our own children, but has a woe- fnl effect on the immigrants coming to our shores at the rate of more than a million per annum to be assimilated by us and to be formed and fashioned into American citizens. They should be taught that our theory of govern- ment is the best ever devised by the wit of man; that the vast majority of American voters of all parties are absolutely honest; that the majority of public men are of high character and patriotic, and that the corruptionists are only the exceptions which prove the rule. I have no sort of patience with these pessimists who go about preaching the utter and universal live- hess of American citizens." FRED SCHADER FOR COUNTY TREASURER Successful Business Man Who Made Good as Sheriff Wants to Handle the County's Finances. Fred Schader, the popular and suc- cessful commission merchant of East Markham street, is announced in this issue of The Southern Guardian as a candidate for the nomination for county treasurer. Mr. Sehader is not running on the demerits of any oppo- nent, but upon his own merits as have been demonstrated in other positions of honor and trust. He was born and reared in Little Rock and all his life has been de- voted to advancing in every legiti- mate way the material interests of his native city and county. All his life he has been going along the broad highway of commereitl and po- litical activity, doing his duty by all in whatever position placed, and his uniformly fair dealings and life of probity have won him a host of friends. Mr. Schader is a successful business man and in every way capable and qualified for the duties of the office he seeks at the hands of the people. His public career and private life are an open book. If selected by the voters for this important post he will de- vote his entire time to thetreasurer's office and pledges himself to a clean business administration, and that he will turn back into the county all fees over and above the amount al- lowed by law. Four years' service as sheriff, turn- ing back into the treasury large sums of excess fees, demonstrated that he can and will give the people such an administration of their financial af- fairs. He says that he expects during thecampaign to see as many of the voters as possible, and that he will greatly appreciate all votes and as- sistance given him. He has been :ried and proven worth of your sup- ort. : TRUST IN GOD. A great lecturer gives the follow- ng advice, and we exhort our readers to let it burn into their inmost being: Trust in yourself and you are doom- ed to disappointment; trust in your friends and they will die and leave you; trust in money and you will have it taken from you; trust in repu- Probably this issue of The Guardian tation and some slanderer my blast may not be up to so, the reader may THE BOY PROBLEM Probability of Formation of Junior Holy Name Societies The boy problem was the principal topic discussed at a meeting of the directors of the Holy Naute Society of the United States on Tuesday. This naeeting of priests closed the first na- tional congress of the society. It was the consensus of opinion that jtmior Holy Name Societies should be formed for boys, to provide attrac- tions similar to the Young Men's Christian Association, tbe Boys' Brig- ade, the Boy Scouts and other Prot- estant organizations. The question was brought up by Rev. Francis J. Sullivan, chaplain of the New York Police Department. "Many Catholic boys," he said, "at- tend the Protestant clubs, and it is to be deplored that there is not the spirit of old to oppose this tendency. "There is the Y. M. C. A.," he add- ed, "which is doing good for the Prot- estants, but is bad for the Catholics by weakening their faith and leading to mixed marriages." Boys in Military Bands. "Give a boy a sword, a gun and the honor of authority," said Rev. Thomas R. McCoy of Boston, "and you've got him." Father McCoy said that in Revere, Mass., there has been organized a company of ninety boys, who, bear the legend of the Holy Name Society and who are endowed with military honors. He said that this method of holding the boys under a good and gniding influence is working out with satisfactory results. Rev. John C. Fearns of Revere said that the Boys' Brigade and the Boy Scout movement were taking boys away from the Church of their fathers. Another method of interesting men was proposed by Father Keating of Hartford, who suggested the estab- lishment of a literary bureau so that topics of importance to Catholic men and women can be scattered at small cost in the homes. Paintings From Boston. Cardinal Gibbons on Tnesday enter- tained at dinner at Notre Dame Col- lege a number of guests, including directors of the Catholic University. All the guests took great interest in the paintings that adorned the walls of. the dining room, which were pre- sented to the college by Dr. Frank Mackie Johnson of Boston. The paintings have only recently been hung, and are valued at about $7,00o. A reception to the Cardinal by the Tabernacle society of the Cathedral Parish completed the program of events. Most of the members of the Boston and other New England dele- gations to the convention left for home Tuesday evening. Father McCoy and Monsignor Pat- terson of Boston were congratulated by Baltimore priests and ntembers of the society before they left for honte on the fine appearance the delegation made in Monday's parade. The directors voted to have the next congress three years hence, without, however, naming the place of meet- ing. JESUIT HEADS CHANGED. Fordham and Holy Cross Universi- ties Are Affected. A number of changes among tile heads of the important Jesuit colleges have been made. The" transfers were made by the superior general of the Jesuit order in Rome, and went into effect as soon as they were received by the Provincial, the Rev. Father Hanselman. After a successful administration of four years as rector of St. Fran- cis Xavier's College, Rev. Thomas J. McClusky, S. J., has been promoted to the presidency of Fordham Uni- versity. He is succeeded as rector of St. Francis Xavier's by the Rev. Jos- eph H. Brockwell, S. J. The Rev. Augustine Dinaud, S. J., of the Jesuit novitiate at St. Andrew's- on-Hudson has been appointed rector of Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., and the Rev. Joseph Mulry, S. J., formerly of Jamaica, W. I., and recently of the Jesuit Mission Band, has been made rector of St. Peter's College, Jersey City, to succeed the Rev. Edward J. McGrath, S. J. Francis Rockwell, S. J., the new rector of St. Francis Xavier's College, was born in Boston, Mass., about fifty years ago. He has been a mem- ber of the Jesuit order for thirty years. As a scholastic he has taught at St. Francis Xavier's for a number of years and was later prefect of studies at Boston College. For the past five years he has been socius or secretary to the Provincial. The Rev. Daniel J. Quinn, who for five years has been prseident of Ford- ham University, will, for the present, assist Father Shealy, S. J., in the w.ork of conducting retreats for laymen. LINES ON KILLARNEY. (By Rev. P. J. Higgins.) In scanning scenes as here portrayed, For fair Killaney's honor made, Should beauty fill thy ardent soul Or point thy thoughts to beauty's goal, . Or stimulate thy noble heart To bear the burden of its part, Or help beguile the passing sigh That grief may bring as years go by, I pray you think how touched was he Who saw the land reality And watched the golden sun descend Where earth and heaven in grandeur blend Behold the silvery moon grow pale Besides the lakes of Inisfail And heard an Irish maiden's voice That would a Seg4pii*$ he,art rejoice: Behold the EdmiOf fire West, Where angels ,/Qit.:ill*ir wings and rest." , Their voices higher soar, The chorus more and more: "Killarney home shall be And heav eternally," I BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL To Slain Priest Will Be Placed in Denver Church. A memorial tablet to the Rev. Father Leo Heinrichs of the Order of Friars Minor, who was shot to death while administering Holy Commun- ion in St. Elizabeth's Church in Den- ver, Col., has been completed and is on exhibition in New York City. The tablet,'four feet by two feet six inches, is of bronze, highly polished and orna- mented, with the bust of the dead priest at the top. Father Heinrichs was killed by Guiseppe Alia, a Sicilian, who opposed religion and the clergy. He was hanged for the crime. The memorial was ordered by the Rev. Bernard Speigelberger of St. Elizabeth's Church, Denver, and is to be dedicated next month. 2: ITALIANS GIVE OFFICIAL NOTICE. Rome (via frontier), Oct. 25.--Once masters of the coast of Tripoli and Cyrene, and also in control of the caravan routes to the interior of the country, the Italian government will consider the Turkish garrisons as rebels and will officially notify the powers of the cessation of .Ottoman rule in northern Africa. Italy will also announce as her pos- session the territory bordering the Mediterranean to the Tripolitan fron- tier and west of Tunes. and running south down to the British and French zones of influence. PATRIOTS AND ANARCHISTS There is a vast difference between patriots and anarchists, and it would be well for editors of secular papers to distinguish between the two before applauding every movement in the old world which has for its object the overthrow of the Catholic Church, says the Los Angeles Tidings. The Church is the bulwark between a free government and a reign of terror under anarchists and socialists. The Catholic Church is the most demo- cratic institution in the world, her rul- ers being constantly recruited from the ranks of the people fl'om all ove Christendon, "and when the enemi of Christ seek to abolish all Chris- tian teaching their first aim is at the Catholic Church, knowing full well that if they can accomplish her dowfi- fall other creeds will die as a natural consequence. Hence any blow at the Catholic Church in European coun- tries or elsewhere is a direct menace to all Christianity. To applaud such attempts is on a par with commend- ing the devil for his persistency. TENNESSEE LOSES FATHER TOBIN. The Rev. Father Tobin, one of the best-known priests in the South, who was formerly pastor of the Cathedral has swallowed a parish in Nashville, Tenn., has now been appointed pastor of the Cathe- a safety pin, what dral at Little Rock, Ark.--Memphis about ?" ] Journal. INTERSTATE FAIR A GREAT SUCCESS. Great crowds of people have been in Fort Smith and enjoying the Arkan- sas-Oklahoma fair all week. Monday the children of all the public schools were guests of the Fair Association. Wednesday great throngs enjoyed the races. Thursday was travelers' day, and the knights of the grip from all over the State had the time of their lives. The exhibits were line and did much to give visitors some idea of the re- sources of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Handsomely decorated booths were presided over by charming women, some of Fort Smith's most attractive products. Six thousand people were present on opening day, and incoming trains have been loaded with people coming to the fair all week. Fort Smith will go down in history as having held the greatest exposition in the StPathwest in the year 91I. All who came were fully repaid by viewing the great stock and poultry exhibits and enjoying ahnost every vareity of amusement.Fort Smith City Item. LOST THEIR VOCATION. There aresome people walking the earth that have lost their vocation; they would make admirable reporters for yellow journals, suggests the Cath- olic Advance. Their whole aim in life is to lind out everything that is grog on, and, if they can't find it out they intagine it out, and their powers of invention are simply marvelous. They are experts in the profession of Sherlock Holmes. They can raise the insignificance of a gnat to the im- portance of an elephant and create a superb scandal out of the rub[bish of desultory conversation. The sore- head politician, the envious merchant, the jealous neighbor, the church-going Pharisee and the inveterate windbag, like poisonous weeds, are a menace wherever they are to be foundand thy are to be fotmd everywhere. MINISTER POINTS OUT PROTESTANT MISTAKES ProminentEpiscopal Divine of Phila- delphia Pays Tribute to Cath- olic Ceremonies. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 7.--"Mis- takes of Protestantism," Rev. Dr G. Woolsey Hedge of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Ascension, one of this city's most prominent di- vines, is reported in the Public Led- ger to have spoken as follows: "Prior to the reformation all that architecture and art and form and ceremony could do to make the Church and its services impressive was used. In fact, religion inspired the masterpieces of the world in archi- tecture and art and music. Christians felt that they should give their best and richest to the service of God, and that the employment of such things would be most useful in impressing men and inspiring them with a true sense of their relation to God. "But the Protestant reformers changed all this. They said religion was entirely a spiritual thing; that splendid churches were a waste, beau- tiful services were a formality, stat- ues and pictures were merely ways for moneymaking. So they built plain, unadorned meeting hoflses, banished all form and ceremony; some would not even have a note of music in their worship nor observe Christmas day and Good Friday. "The result of this mistake of Prot- estantism has been to make men lose their reverence for all sacred things, to think worship a very unimportant thing and to give it up altogether. It has made men luxurious and selfish, lavishing all their wealth on them- selves, thinking only of their pleasure and profit. And Protestants are com- ing to see this. It is the first of their mistakes they are beginning to real- ize. They are now building as beau- tiful and costly churches as Catholics, so they can scarcely be told apart, using stained glass and organ and li- turgies and even surpliced choirs. They are realizing the power and beauty of these things, that there is nothing so elevating and cultivating as art, and it should be used in the interest of religion." DISCIPLINE. "I hate to insist on my husband's taking me away for the summer. It costs a great deal of money." "Why do you require it, then?" "I've got to keep him in a stuffy hotel for a few weeks every year to make him appreciate the way I keep house." RELIGIOUS FAMILIES AROUND MORRILTON Have Furnished Six Priests and Many SistersISickness Calls Father Buchh¢it Back to Old Home. Special to The Southern Guardian. Morrihon. Ark., Oct 27.Rev. Father M. Buchheit, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, at St. Joseph, Mar- shall County, \\;Vest Virginia, is visit- ing his family at Morrilton for a few weeks, his eldest brother, Joe, having been quite low with fever since his return from Littel Rock, where he had gone a month ago as a delegate to the convention of the Catholic Staats- verband. We are glad to say that Joe is improving at present. l:ather Buchheit is one of six priests that have been ordained in our sall Sacred Heart congregation since the time of its erectiou in the Woods bor- dering the northern bank of the Ar- kansas River, near the old county seat of Lewisburg (since transferred to Morrilton), some thirty years ago. The names of the five other priests are Rev. Dr. N. Pinter, at the Pontifi- cal College joseplfinum, Columbus, Ohio; Rev. Henry P. Rohlmann, St. Joseph's College, Dubuque, Iowa; Rev. " John Laux, C. L. Lp., mission huse l at Knechtsteden (near Cologne) Ger- many; Rev. Pttts Stuazer, O. M., Cap., Milwaukee, Wis.; Rev. Henry Hassel, at St. Maurus Clmrch, Biehl'es County, Missouri. The entire Buchheit family is one of those good Catholic families of eld that came to Arkansas from their na- tive country on the Mosella River, near Treves, Rhine Province, where faith is living and religious beliefs in great favor. Two sisters of Rev. t Father Buchheit have entered the I Benedictine order at St. Scholastica's I Convent, Shoal Creek, Ark., where the elder sister, M. Theela, O. S. B., has been occupying the responsible posi- tion of mistress of novices, whilst the younger sister, M. Alphonsa, O. S. B., is teaching school. We wotfld like to see a good many more Christian families of this kind instructing our dear Catholic children in the parochial schools or by nursing the sick in the hospitals and aiding their sons to become priests, follow- ers and associates of Christ in His divine work for the salvation of souls. May all of us pray and labor to this noble end. THE KARTELLVERBAND. The largest federation of German Catholic studens' associations recently held its convention at Linz, in Aus- tria. It embraces seventy-seven stu- dent societies and numbers more than eleven thousand members. A magnifi- cent spirit of loyalty to Church and country was displayed in the resolu- tions that were drawn up. The ideal of student life which they have set: upon their pedestal for imitation is a: blending of faith, wisdom, jollity an k friendship. The Kartellverband em-,ng braces, Germany, Austria and Swit- of zerland. ORIENTAL BISHOPS TO MEET IN SOLEMN COUNCIL. Within a month Rome shall see a gathering inside her walls which from various standpoints will be Of wide- spread interest. It has been announced that the Catholic Bishops of the Ar- menian rite intend holding a council in the Eternal City for the purpose of deeidi[ag questions of vital interest to " their flocks in the East. The num- ber of Oriental Bishops who will par- ticipate in the council is expected to come to a total of fifteen. The president of the council will be His Beatitude, Peter Paul XlII, Ten- zan, Patriarch of the Armenians of Cilicia, who has ah'eady arrtved at Rome and was received in private au- dience by the Pope. JEWS PRAY FOR ARCHBISHOP. A noteworthy episode at Rabbi Kranskopf's memorial day service at the Broad Street Synagogue, Philadel- phia, Pa., was the inclusion of the names of Archbishop Ryand and Bisb, up Whittaker of the Episcopalian Church, for whom special prayers wre offered at this most holy Jew- ish rite. BISHOP-ELECT LAVAL. The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Laval, Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of New Or- leans, has recovered sufficiently from the fall which he sustained four weeks ago, and which left him with a broken leg, to celebrate mass. On the return of Archbishop Blenk from Washing,  ton arrangements Will be concluded for theceremony, 6f consecration: