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"   :=: .... HE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN ] ....... , Page ix ' ' 7. ot ARKANSAS MONG THE FIRST \\;:ITAL THINGS A home-seeker desires to know is tile climatic couditions and healthfulness of the locality in which lie seeks to locate. As a rule the man who is in searcla of a new home is a man of limited means, and not able to take exteusive trips to asce,-tain all the facts, and any information that will acquaint him with the true conditions is what lie is seeking. We will try in a brief way to cover all these important features. We are in a position to give you practical suggestions, without exaggeration, that you can rely and depend upon, as they are actual experiences, learned from twenty-five years' observation and con- tinuous residence in Arkansas. OUR CLIMATE .Is ideal, never having winters ranch colder than fifteen degrees above zero, being of short duration and requmng but very little fuel for keeping heat suitable for all needs. We have but very few light snows, which do not remaiu on the gronnd over two days at the longest, sprinkled with a few cold rains, constitute our severe winter. Our summers are pleasant and exhilaratiug, nice cool breezes stir,'ing at all times, and never exceeds 95 at the warmest periods. These inspiring features attract and impress the newcomer with the great comforts that make life worth living in Arkansas. OUR SOILS AND RAINFALL. The reader will have an endless variety of soils from which to select. We have deep alluvial, sandy loam, buckshot, sloping with sand aud clay, fertile valleys, all of which hive great productive qualities, arid will produce most anything in abundance. Our rainfall is even distributed all over the State, with an average of forty-eiht inches per annum such a thing as a crop failure has never been known. We have the purest crystal and chalybeate spring and well water to be found in the world for drinking purposes. The general health of Arkansas will compare favorably with the healthiest State in the Union, as evidenced by the fact that our country is (lotted with old pioneers, some of whom are natives, and still active at the ripe old age of 85 and 90 years. A visit to a large con- course of people in our State will demonstrate the ruddy picture of health on the cheeks of the young and the stately activity of the old. CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS. Our church facilities will compare favorably with any, State in the Union, as we have the very best churches of all denominations in the most remote parts of the State, so you would have no trouble to ally yourself with the church of your choice. We have an average of seven months' school the State'over; the most rural districts are well supplied with school facilities, with good high schools at all small towns and good colleges scattered in all parts of the State, giving everyone the advantage of a complete education if they desire it. This informa- tion was furnished from the State Educational De- partment, which is true and accurate. ELEVATION, Little Rock is about 4oo feet above tidewater, Gulf of Mexico, and the general elevation of the State is the same. ARKANSAS has the only. diamond urine in the world outside of Africain Pike county. ARKANSAS produces the sniokeless coal used by the United Steates Navy. ARKANSAS has more mineral springs than any State in the union. ARKANSAS last year raised agricultural pro- ducts worth $283,ooo,ooo. ARKANSAS has 5 per cent the largest rice yield per acre of any State in the Union, the average profit being from $5o.oo to $60.oo per acre. There were 60,000 acres grown last year. ARKANSAS apples and Elberta peaches com- mand higher prices than any other section of the United States, so say the eommission'naerchants. ARKANSAS sold last j, ear $2oo,ooo,ooo worth of berries and fruit alone. ARKANSAS has two countiesWashington and Bentonwhich according to the United States cen- sus, reported more apple trees than any other coun- ties in the United Staes. Total number of trees now bearing, 7,486,145; Niagara county, New York, ranking tlfird. ARKANSAS has the richest lands in the world, as shown by the fact that the first premimn on cot- ton and alfalfa has always' been awarded to tMs State by the world's fairs. ARKANSAS has the largest bauxite fields in the world, from which 9o per cent of the world's sup- ply of aluminum is made--found near Little Rock. ARKANSAS has more pearls found in her rivers than any State in the Union, some of them selling as high as $]o,ooo each. ARKANSAS has 6,400,000 acres of coal lands; I,ooo,ooo of zinc lands. ARKANSAS produces coal, galena, slate, marble oilstone, whetrock, granite, soapstone, antimony, pchre, phosphate, marl, fuller's earth and all kind of fine clay. ARKANSAS has some of the finest timber on earth, white oak, red oak, post oak, cedar, walnut, hi:kory, gum, sycamore, cottonwood and yellow pine and a variety of other fine woods too number- ous to mention. ARKANSAs has the largest white oak tree in the world, standing on the banks of the"Wlfite River, Woodruff County. ARKANSAS has tile largest asphalt and cement bed in the world. ARKANSAS has the largest fruit distillery in the world--at Bentonville. ARKANSAS is located on the same parallel as the Garden of Eden and the climate is the same as that of Los Angeles, Cal. ARKANSAS has one real estate firm who has a Statewide reputation for reliability, with one of the oldest men in point of knowledge of lands, topography and productive qualties, connected therewith. Where you can obtain practical infor- mation that you cannot secure from any other source in the State. KNIGHTED BY POPE FOR BRAVE DEED So much of the time of tim Rev. Francis Charles i/rocknleier, rector of the Churcll of St. Francis of As- sisi, New Orleans, has beeu spent ;,t Eucharistic Congresses that he had barely time to return from the ]nter- nationa Congress at Madrid in or(ler to l)e l)resent :it the l)resent gath- ering in Cincinnati. Father Brock- meier was the tKth priest to join the 'Eucharistic League when it was or- ganized at Notre i)amc, Ind., a quar- ter of a eentttry ago, and since that time he has attended no less than twelve congresses, both national and international. There is ordinarily no ol)ligation on priests to he preseut at such meetings, and when they go it is at their own expense. But to the New Orleans priest's way of feeling there rests an obligatiou on him, one placed there l/y the distinguished hands of the l)revious head of the Churcb, Pope Leo XIII, who knight- ed Father Brockmeier in the Order of theHoly Sepulchre sixteen years ago. This was the result of another jour- ney of the ninth-traveled priest, made to Palestine, but not confined to the nmch-visited portions. Father Brock- meier decided to penetrate tile in- teroir of tim conntry largely occu- l)ied by Turks. At a place south of Hebron he was set on by Moslem fanatics and stoned, tie barely es- caped serious injury. It was this ad- venture which won him the spurs of the Order of the Holy Selaulehre. Since that time the priest has had nmnerous private audiences at the Vaticau, four with Leo XIII and two with Plus X. He attended the inter- national congresses at Cologne, Lon- (Ion and Montreal, and will go to Vi- enna next year. In all his religious travels would girdle the earth. WORK IS STARTED ON THE EXPOSITION. During President Taft's visit to San Francisco the initial work on the Panama-Pacific exposition, which is to conunenaorate the completion of the Panama canal, was performed. Elaborate preparations had been made. and the President of the nation is reputed to have turned the first spadeful of earth on the ground where inI915 the greatest world's exposi- tion will be held. There may be differences of opinion as to the ulti- mate value to the commerce of the world of the Panama canal, in 'the opinion of one expert,"the greatest engineering bluuder the world has ever seen," in the opinion of the President "the greatest engineering feat the world has ever seen," but value; the pessilnists will have been silenced or will be in position to kay "1 tohl you so." But in the four years from now nntil the canal is done the prel)aration for adequate cel- 'ebration will go on, with the optimists at the hehn. If we may judge the future hy the past, there will be much accomplished within the next few years which will find its lirst publicity at the exposi- tiou at San lerancisco. ]t is likely that the aeroplaue or some modiliea- tion of it will have reached a state of near-perfection; perhaps the imple- ments of war will have reached a de- structive capacity that will appall tim ()l)set;x, er; perhaps , the commission for,n of government will bc worked out to sane conclusions; l)crhaps there will I)e on display the relics of the grand old "trust" days of 1911, with the instruments which performed the cxeeution; l)crhaps thc Eiffel tower or the Ferris wheel will look as tame as a country fair balloon as- cension and parachute leap in con> parison with the wonders of the Pan- anna-Pacific exl)osition. In the meantinm preparations have begun on the grounds. The rail- roads of the West have begun prepa- ration for the travel which will come to them. Would it not be the better part of wisdom for Salt Lake to be- gin preparations for the entertain- ment of the thousands of guests the city will be called upon to entertain time to arrange for stop-over priv- ileges on all the railroad tickets to the coast?--Intermountain Catholic. IN CALIFORNIA. Public opinion in California has de- clared itself so emphatically in favor of the principle of the recall of judges as well as the initiative and referen- dum that outsiders are beginning to think there is something more than the plague of l)oss rule in the moral system. A plurality of a hundred thousand votes indicates a dangerous political condition in the social at- mosphere. It has long been known that a smouldering fire of discontent and indignation lay under the surface all over the State, enkindled by the iron grip of the Southern Pacific Rail- way Company over all departments of the public service. We here in Pennsylvania have some knowledge of the evils attendant on the influence of great railway corporations over the cmmnerce and morals of the general population, and we can therefore real- ize the eagerness of the people of other States to shake themselves free from the folds of such strangling an empire and an Empire yield to a Repul)lic; she has seen every dynasty fall except her own; she has seen, iu religions affairs every 'modern' sect-- whose one claim to efficiency lies in its modernity--fail to keel) pace with herself, who has the centuries on her shouhlers, and she remains today the one single sacred and secular com- nlonwealth whicll has faced th revo- lutions and the whirling religions of l r a ; tm\\;',est and has survived, with continnity so unshaken that not one of her enemies can disputeit, and an ,: authority which they can only resent; she reigns even in this day of her 'dis- :. credit', over more hearts than any .' other earthly sovereigu and more .;. beads than any phisolol)her of the .[ schools; she arouses more love and obedience on the one side and more hatred or conteml)t on the other than the most romantic, the most brutal, or the most constitutional sovereign, sage or thinker ever seen. "1 called this characteristic of her's recuperation. I call it now resurrec- tion, for this is the 'sign of the Prophet Jonas' to which her divine founder appeared. And yet our ': modern religious thinkers' are dream- :. ing in their armchairs of another ':,i 'creed.' " . ') THE WAY OF ONE MOTHER. The mother of two girls of I2 and ,;'.; t4 years of age has had each make ,7., her own bed every morning, despite the fact that the family is a wealthy one and there are many maids in the house. The parent believes, not only that her daughters should know how to make a bed, but that by being obliged to do so before they leave for school, they are learning some- ' :' thing of the value of time and of how .i to arrange matters. ' ,! .A child of 6 or 8 yearsof age is too young to make her own bed, but she is large enough to put away such garments as she will not wear again ! and to put her bed to air. She should also have a special place for her toys and be taught to put them there when she has finishedplaying. It is a lesson that bears good fruit all through life and eases the labor and responsibility of the housekeeper during the growing years of the chil- dren. . BAD ENGLISH. One of the causes of bad English is the disrespect which children are permitted to feel for each other. The sacredness of personality is not taught them, and they are allowed to badger each other and to make each - boas. But if th sentiment which un- other ashamed of all distinguishing' derlay the desire to get rid of the peculiarities. Disrespectful nick- &RKANSAS LEADS AS THE LAND OF OP. PORTUNITIES. ranks fifth in cotton, raising one bales, $z75,ooo,ooo, last year. ARKANSAS is seventh in the production of yel- low pine and shingles, sales last year aggregating $2oo, ooo, ooo. PRINTING ARKANSAS grows in abundance cotton, corn, wheat, oats, alfalfa, potatoes, rice, peanuts, peas, turnups, radishes, carrots, onions, cabbage, lettuce, heans, tomatoes, squashes, egg plant, eanteloupes, watermelons, berries, peaches, apples, pears, figs, plums, strawberries, quinces and a variety of nuts, and frequently two crops are grown on the same ground in one season. ALL there ought to be only one opinion as boss, as indicated in the case of Reuff names are permittedvery different to the exposition which is ta corn- and his backers, be righteous and in- things these from the affectionate lit- nlemorate the opening of the water telligible, the very fact that the jail tie home namesand conversation, OF passage between the two great oceans now holds him and his satellites at theisthmus which connects the two ought to be the most cogent argu- western continents, ment for a fierce determination to By the time the great canal is fin- preserve at all hazards the integrity ished and in operation the people will of the judicial bench rather than the be better able to judge as to its opposite thoughtthe apparently ca- pricious aberration that has just man- jfested itself in the result of the dec- tions.Standard and Times. KINDS c THE MODERN WORLD. the course of an article in the In the same office where The Southern Guardian is printed each week there is the newest and most modern equipped job printing plant in the city of Little Rock. The machine, the latest Model No. S, the big Miehle press, the job presses, the type; in fact everything is new--no junk, hence no poor printing. We want your business, All of it or a part of it will be appreciated, be the volume big or little. We stand on merit andpromise to meet competition. Good work at reasonable prices. Lat Linothe LET US SHOW YOU. WRITE OR COME TO 315 MARKHAM, OR PHONE TO 5486. ALL ORDERS ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY. FOR GOOD PRINTING TRY USNO W. WE PRINT EVERYTHING-- BOOKS, LEGAL BLANKS, BLOTTERS, CARDS, LETTER HEADS, ENVELOPES, CA TALO G UES, FOLDERS, PRICE LISTS E VER Y THIN G. The Southern Guardian is a clean paper, both as to matter contained and me- chanical make-up. It is printed on tim same press and by the same workmen who do our high-class job work. The Southern Guardian and The New Era Press employ none but first-class men and pay them the union scale. Let us figure on your next job. We will bot.h lose money if you don't. Prompt attention to out-oGtown or- ders. 315 Markham Little Rock Everything New and Modern THE NEW ERA PRESS instead of being the medium of friendliness between brothers and sis- ters, becomes as prickly as a Chero- kee rose hedge. Uiadu familiarity between fellow students breeds the same disrespect and cheapness, and young folks who indulge in these insolent jocularities extend their impudence until it in- cludes their fathers and mothers.' To be sure. this impudence may be mixed with affection. A boy may call Ms father "the old man" and still love Atlantic Monthly Rt. Rev. Monsignor him. R. H. Benson has the following strik- ing passage reminiscent of the past glory of the Catholle Church and suggestive of her still greater power and prestige in the world of modern thought and activity: "At every crisis in the history of He may say "the mater will kick" if he does such and such a thing and be ready all the time to de- vote his life to his mother, but he has lowered his own standards t)y talking in such a manner. He is becoming, imperceptibly, not only less a gentle- man, but less a man of character. Christendonat the capticity Avignon, the appearance of Luther and the capture of Rome in I87o---it was declared by 'modern thinkers' to be absolutely certain at last that Catholicism was discredited forever. And yet somehow or other the Church is as much alive today as ever she was, and that, in spite of the fact that she is, in her faith, connnitted to the past and to doctrines formu- lated centnries before modern science was dreamed of. of Wontan's Home Companion. CHARTER IS REFUSED TO Y. M. C. A. PROSELYTER. Sectarian Institution Proposed to Form Branch With the Avowed Purpose of Converting Jews. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 27.Judge Leo S. Rassieur of St. Louis recently handed down a decision which will be read with interest by Catholic. A branch of the Y. M. C. A. in St. Louis "Is there any other society in the had been formed with the avowed world, secular or sacred, that has purpose of Christianizing Jews and passed through such vicissitudes with it was to be known as the Jewish such a burden on its shoulders and Christian Young Men's Branch. survived? For it is a burden which It applied for a charter and a pro she eannot lift. She cannot at least forlna decree of incorporation some "recast her theology' and drop un- time ago, and Jolm T. Fitzsimmons mlar or lanfashionable dogmas (as can all sects which claim merely hu- man authority) and yet live. Yet who can doubt that she is more of a force today than all the most ac'commodat- ing denontinations around her? She has lived, too, in the tumultuous rush of Western life, not in the patient lethargy of the Sast. She has strug- gled, not only with enemies in her gate, but within her o wnhouse. She has been betrayed over and over again by the treachery and wicked- was appointed referee. The referee recommended the petition to be de- nied on the ground its purposes were to proselyte Jews to Christianity. He said he considered this contrary to a guarantee of religious liberty con- tained in the Constitution. An answer was filed by George E., Eggen, objecting to the referee's opinion, but the objections were not allowed. The Jewish Christian Assoeiation t. wanted to put up a building, partly as  ness or cowardice of her own rulers; a place of worship and partly to she has been exiled from nearly house Jewish converts to Christianity. every country which she has nursed Judge Rassieur sustained the report into ntaturity; she has been stripped of Mr. Fitzsimmons and charter was in nearly every one of her lands of denied the Jewish Young Men's all her treasures; she has finally seen Christian Association. her supreme sovereign on earth  = = driven to take refuge" in Ms own POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. house by the children of the men FOR COUNTY TREASURER. whom she raised to honor. And yet The Southern Guardian is author- on her secular side she has seen ized to announce Hon. Fred Sehader every Kingdom of Europe rise and of Pulaski county a candidate for fall and rise again; she has seen a county treasurer, subject to the ae- Repubqc give birth to a Mon or tion the