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,:/ PAGE SIX  ! i THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 80, 1920. Knights of Columbus Society Activities LOURDES---THE LITTLE TOWN OF WONDERS (K .of C. News Service) Not far from the aficient city of Pau, where Marshal Foch was born and where, in the chivalric middle ages, the dukes of Picardy were wont to try their spears against the gallant noblemen of Castile, is the little town of Lourdes. Fifty years ago Lourdes was smaller than it is today--a quiet town leading an uneventful life. Then came the vision of little Bernadette and today Lourdes is the heart of Catholic devotion and the shrine vis- ited each year by hundreds of thou- sands of pilgrims from all parts o£ the world--thousands of them chronic invalids who wend their way to Lourdes confident of the miraculous cures which hundreds receive. K. of C. at Grotto. The greatest day 'in the history of Lourdes was the first day of Septem- ber, 1920, when the largest American pilgrimage--that of the 250 Knights of Columbus who visited France and Italy for the purpose of presenting the K-C statue of Lafayette and phy- ing their respects to Pope Benedict-- made a solemn act of devotion at the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. The city of Pau first gave the Knights the welcome that Lourdes had in store for them. They heralded the Knights' approach to L6urdes, which .is an hour distant from Pau. Pau is host to the pilgrims of Lburdes, for Lourdes is incapable of accommodat- ing large numbers 'of visitors in its small pensions and comfortable little hotels. FMher Kerwiu Said Mass. The Knights arrived in Lourdesi early in the morning to hear Mass, celebrated by Very Rev. P. J. Kerwin, Vicar General of Galveston. The me- where healing by faith is often re- corded. Eminent physicians who are not Christians have testified to the cures of Lourdes.. The curious can see their certificates of attestation by the score, by the hundred, for they are displayed to the general view. Sick Suppliants at Shrine. But affidavits do not compare in force with the appearance of the sick suppliants at the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. You can see them by the hundreds, kneeling in the grotto chapel, when they have strength to do little else but kneel. They remain, for hours, with arms occasionally ex- tended, their faces wrapt in passionate prayer. Old men with scarred and rugged faces, veterans of many wars go *here tottering on their canes; old women of a thousand and one ills the middle-aged of both sexes, cursed with chronic diseases, and the y)ung and very young. A mother with tears streaming down her cheeks will kneel with her sick babe in her arms, entreating that the little one be made whole. These Knights of Co- lumbus who visited the shrine were not especially sentimental, yet hardly a man but had moist eyes as he left the shrine that has been and is the object of so much hope and so much :happiness. For whether the sick leave Lourdes cured or uncured, they leave benefited by a wholesome spiritual cleansing, for the holy atmosphere of the little city is as contagious as the evil of larger cities. If ever a city were blessed with the air of saintli- ness it is the town of Lourdes at the foot of the Pyrenees. , American Day. This was American day in Lourdes --the occasion of the Knights' visit. After the Mass in the shrine they deployed into the great Cathedral place where a solemn procession and I open-air Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament were held. The square was crowded, with a great space in the center for the Knights, who marched reverentlf, slowly, lighted candles in DIOCESAN NOTES PINE BLUFF. Leas-Walker Nuptials. Too late for last week's issue of The Guardian came the following de- scriptive letter on the marriage cere- mony uniting Leslie Edward Leas of Little Rock and Miss Cornelia Walker I of Pine Bluff. The pleasant event took place in St. Joseph's Church, Tuesday morn- ing, October 19, at 8:30 o'clock, Rt. Rev. Monsignor T. V. Tobin, D. D., rector of St. Andrew's Cathedral, Lit- tle Rock, performing the nuptial cere- mony, immediately following it with the celebration of the Nuptial Mass. Seated in the sanctuary were the Rev. Fathers Higgins and Schaefer of Pine Bluff. The church was artistically decor- ated, pahns, ferns and brides roses carrying out the green and white color scheme. Mrs. Orrin Robinson sang "I Love Thee" prior to the ceremony• Mrs. Carter Murphy played Mendelssohn's wedding march for the processional. Mrs. Frank Hurle of Little Rock, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. She wore a gown of brown satin with henna trimmings and car- ried an arm boquet of golden chrys- anthemums. The bride entered with her mother who gave her in marriage. She wore a gown of white taffeta with lace coverings and her veil of tulle was caught with a circlet ])f orange blos- soms. Her boquet was of brides roses with shower of valley lilies• John Rather of Little Rock was best man and Shep Ga]ligher and Joe Walker were ushers. The bride is the attractive daughter of Mrs. John Sennett and a member of one of the prominent families in the county and has a host of friends here, where she has been reared. The groom is a young man of fie I IRISH BISHOPS INDICT BRITISH (Continued from page 1.) by the British Government to protect lives and property. "This," the Bishops declare, "has gone on month after month without restraint, or reproof or public inves- tigation or deterrent punishment on behalf of the authorities; it has con- tinued till the world was horrified; then it was palliated and excused, more than half denied, and less than half rebuked by a Minister of the Crown; after which it was presented in a false light, and in that light ap- proved by his superior in the British Government. "Outrage has been connived at, en- cofiraged and apparently organized not by obscure and irresponsible indi- viduals, but by the Government of a mighty empire professing the highest ideals of truth and justice." Comment on Belfast Outbreaks. Alluding to the Belfast outbreaks, they say: "Only one persecuting section can be found among• the Irish people, and perhaps recent sad events may, before it is altogether too late, open all eyes i to the iniquity of furnishing a corner of Ulster with a separate government and the deadly instrument of special police to enable it all the more readily to trample underfoot the victims of its intolerance. "Not by inhuman aggression will the Irish question be settled but by the recognition of the indefeasible right of Ireland, as of every other na- tion, to choose the form of g6vern- ment under which its people are to live." The Bishops demand a full inquiry by a tribunal'that will command the confidence of all into the atrocities that have been and are being' com- mitted. They conclude: Irish Faith Unshakable. "It is not idle, rather it is only right, to say that there never was a time when the Irish people should rely College, Academy and School COLLEGIANS PLAY HENDRIX AT CONWAY After a Hard-fought Battle, Game Ends With 0 to 0 Score. Hendrix football finesse, weight and endurance, accomplished little in their game against L. R. College and the battle came to an end with a 0 to 0 decision Saturday afternoon at Rus- sell Field, before a large crowd of football fans and enthusiasts. L.R. College fought desperately against their opponents, who outweighted them nearly ten pounds to the man. A touchdown would easily have ben realized by the Collegians had it not been for frequent penalties which were imposed at very critical periods of the game. The only possibility for Hendrix scoring came in the first quarter when on the 15-yard line one of their men fumbled the ball while on a straight stretch for goal. During the course of the game Hendrix was forced to call on five substitutes, two of their best men be- ing held in reserve for the last quar- ter. L. R. College played the entire game without a substitute. At the end of the second quarter, Hendrix gave its spectators a bit of diversion by calling all their students on the field to participate in a "find your shoe" game• Approximately one hundred students piled their shoes in a heap and on the given signal ran down the field in stocking feet. The l shoe pile suffered a severe attack at: the hands of the students, who threw: themselves unmercifully upon it in an l endeavor to locate a serviceable pair• At the end of the contest some half dozen shoes were left over, which were hnmediately identified by their owners. A most spectacular play was wit- nessed in the first quarter, when Hen- ment the K-C special arrived at Lourdes bands played at the station and a huge chorus of welcome"Vive l'Amerique! .... Vivent Ies Chevaliers• de Colomb!" arose from massed crowds gathered in the streets leading from the station to the Cathedral and the world-renowned Grotto. The first crowds lining the route were young and vigorous men and women--for the whole as well as the sick made their pilgrimages to LourdesL in fact, the sick are greatly in the minority. But as the Knights, with bared heads and walking three abreast, advanced up the sloping street bordered with old-fashioned stores and pensions, crutches and wheel-chairs, their users carefully guarded by attendants, came in evi- dence, growing more numerous as the Knights approached the great gal- their hands as a symbol of the pro- fession of faith they were renewing in the capital of Catholic devotion. Knights Chorus "era Pro Nobis." As the Knights knelt in the open square a little French priest stepped forward and in a surprisingly reson- ant voice chanted the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, the Knights and the massed crowds behind them respond- ing at each title with "era Pro Nobis." The sun beat down clear and strong from the blue southern sky, and it appears strange that here more than two hundred American business men, accustomed to the hustling life of American cities, could be on their knees for an hour in the heart of this quiet French town, repeating the de- votions of their cgildhood. The Bishop of Lourdes solemnly blessed the Knights, then he spoke to them, earnestly of the gratitude that business ability and is connected with the Union and Mercantile Company. He is a member of a prominent Little Rock family. After a wedding trip to St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Leas will be at home in Little Rock. hnemdiately following the wedding a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride, 1021 West Sec- ond avenue. The table was beauti- ful in its appointments. Mesdames Shep Galligher and Orrin Robinson poured coffee. Out of town guests were Mrs. Fred Young, Misses Agnes, Mary and Mar- garet Halliburton. Mrs. Willialn Ha- gan, Mrs. Will Blotcher, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Hornibrook, Miss Mil- dred Hornibrook, James Hornibrook, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Leas, J. E. Leas. and Mrs. Waldemer Landry, Jr., of Little Rock. on God with more confidence that he drix end colnpleted a forward pass, will proser their struggle for free- - catching the ball after he had fallen dam while they remain steadfast to ,^ , ........  m. ......  .... ,... the ideals and requirements oz meir ............... J neJo uon teams o a nora oezenswe Holy Faith It is for a nation of • • • . land kept the ball well distributed nmrtyrs to cultivate constant self-re- I  ...... u... o;n^ ,.^ .,_ ..... .^.. straln, t)ur people were a unrlslan ...... :,. .AA^ . . v,  -r^.. nation when pagan chaos reigned .......... I lnolnents rest, but no score could oe across zne channel. they Will remain, ,. . ... ..  . .. • . t reatlze(l on en;ner SlOe. ooa, ue please God, a great Christian nation  .............. • " i . l,. LS. right; naii gave ms aualence when the new paganism that now pre- _. :,^ _ ,...:, . u^_ .^ :_, ..... ,^ . vails there has run its evil course." q,,c a ,,,,, w.. ,,¢ ,.,wp=u a fumbled forward pass. No progress PARIS ARCHBISHOP'S GIFT TO AMERICAN WELFARE CENTER (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Paris, Oct. 4.--Two hundred thou- sand francs have been given by the Archbishopric of Paris to the French- American Welfare Center in Pars, for the purchase of the furnishings of could be made and the ball was lost on downs. The furth quarter brought forth numerous outbursts from a bewildered audience who clam- ored for a touchdown in the final minutes of the game. The players went at one another with all that was in them, but the ball was never seen any farther than the twenty-yard line. The game came to an end with the battles have been lost then won and lost over ' and in letters to the home. But now as vances, baseball is a cool weather sport, is ing its place and siasm of the boys' Social The various societies been organized and show results of their Sodality of the has elected its officers year and is holding its meetings every Sunday Drmatics, i The Dramatic Club, with the students and ting the finishing play of the season, a comedy-drama in [ first performance will ber 28, and the second, lic, Thursday, though the club several of its popular year, yet there i a stars gleaming on its promises to uphold reputation in the Columbus Although October dreary, it was a day light hearts. It was of the school year. the dormitories attired themselves for mountains and through val. School books were forgotten and the day's coming minds of that led into the heart of Nature reigns still pristine beauty. splendid lunch after tination, the boys and roamed through quest of adventure. them back at the weary of the day's paign, ready to into the arms of of sleep_ Latest RETURN OF (N. C. W: C. London, Oct. 24.The Austrian priests, and religious orders ary work in Palestine were expelled by are now to be their former labors. ernment has issued an this effect, and its acknowledged by the Berlin. MERICAN leried viaduct of white stone that spans the valley leading to the little river running at the foot of Lourdes. Bishop Reviews Knights. The Bishop of Lourdes, appearing like a vision of medieval strength and solemnity, stood before his cathedral, on a dais decorated with the colors of France and the Church, and as the Knights neared the narthex of the glittering cathedral-one of the new- est and most beautiful in France--his rich, stentorian voice rolled out a wel- come. The picture was magnificent. Led by their Supreme Knight, who walked between two bishops--the Bishop of Lourdes and the Bishop of Ghent--the Knights proceeded slowly through reverent throngs, to the famous grotto. The chapel is 'natural- ly formed deep in the heart of a huge rock. Here there appeared to the de- vout Bernadette the vision of Our Lady of Lourdes and there sprang from the heart of the rock the heal- ing waters that have made the name Lourdes blessed throughout christen- dora. Renowned Statue. On the exact spot, up on the right hand wall of the rock, where the vision of the Blessed Virgin appeared, there is a statue representing the vision. A magnificent pure white altr is be]o', and to the right the spring, directed into a channel at the end of which are faucets from which the faithful can extract with the utmost liberty the water of Lourdes. The story that the water is sold is utterly false. Of course, it is necessary to have recep- tacles to carry away the water, and pilgrims can purchase ornamental bot- tles and cans to contain the water-- these bottles and cans being sold by store-keepers in Lourdes at ridicu- lously low prices. Grotto Chapel. In the grotto chapel the Knights heard Mass and received Communion. All about them on the walls and hung upon the roof of the grotto were thick clusters of crutches and other imple- ments of invalids, left by healed pil- grims as tokens of their certain cure. There is absolutely no scientific doubt of tlkese genuine .cures. Naturally, emotionalism may operate in any in- I stances; but in the vast majority of I cases healing is effected by faith. [ Where is the basis for doubt among ] Christians "•who  accept the gospels, ! all France held for America. "You have shown us todgy what we have for so long known by reputation-- that Americans are simple, upright and amiable. You are here to seal the unwritten compact of riendship be- tween America and France." Thanksgiving. Lourdes shook with the roar of ap- proval that greeted this sentiment. The head of the Knights of Columbus responded: "We have come here as Americans, after royal receptions in the great cities of France; we have come here to go down on our knees and thank God that America and France are friends." The simple statement of a simple man--and Lourdes, which did not un- derstand it, nevertheless applauded wildly. Does Not Claim Miracle But Helped. There is one man of the K. of C. party---J. J. Ellis, of Tampa, Fla., who, in Rome, one week before reach- ing Lourdes, was sick almost to death --feverish, sweating, profoundly ill. He had been afflicted with chronic ca- tarrh, aggravated by the rush of trav- eling in the K. of C. pilgrimage. From Lourdes he went forth a well man. He made no claim to a miracle, but his sudden cure was evident to his COln- panions. That is the sole physical re- action recorded of the K. of C. pil- grimage to Lourdes, but the spiritual reactions will abide with those who received them to the end of their lives, for the final and permanent impres- sion is that this city of the sick, which should be sorowful, is strangely se- rene. John B. Kennedy. TOULON HONORS PRIEST. (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Paris, Oct. 13.--Toulon, a munici- pality of France, which is noted as one of the strongholds of the Social- ists, recently paid honor to a Catholic priest when it gave the name of Abbr, Duploye, the inventor of the most popular shorthand method in France, to one of its principal thoroughfares. Some men marry widows because they are too lazy to do the courting themselves. Whenever a man happens to make a good guess he talks about his good judgment. the Hotel Fenelon, which is to be a JONESBORO. home for American and French stu- ]dents in colleges and universities in Rev. Joseph Sehlatterer, pastor of this city. An additional gift of 50,000 Holy Rosary Church, Stuttgart, Ark., francs has been received, and this will came to St. Bernard's Hospital about be used to pay the proprietor of the two weeks ago a pretty sick man. He, hotel for the "good will." is improving but will not be able to As soon as the hotel is ready it will return to his work this week. be occupied by the Alnerican students The ladies of St. Roman's congre- who recently went to France by way gation are quite busy giving card of exchange for a like number of parties, lufiches and socials for the French young women who are to study benefit of tbe Church. Preparations in the United States. There are ac- are being made for a church fair later comlnodations for sixty young women. on. The University Union 'has expressed PINE BLUFF. Organize K ,of C. Evening School. Pine Bluff is to have a K .of C. Eve- ning School for ex-service lnen on the salne order as the school that has been established in Little Rock last year. Mr. Young, who organized the Little Rock school, is organizing the school in Pine Bluff, and it is expected to have a sufficient nulnber registered to justify the opening by the first of November. Mr. Moore, the Grand Knight of Pine Bluff Council, has been selected as the principal of the school, and much of the success at- tained so far is due to his untiring efforts. All the regulax academic courses will be taught, and the ses- sions of the school will be held in the high school building. This makes the 24th school of its kind in the South. CONWAY. The recent parish picnic held on the spacious grpunds of St. Joseph's Church netted over $1,600 for the treasury. It was by far the most suc- cessful event of parish record. The generosity of Catholics and non-Cath: olios made this possible and suitable expression of gratitude were made by Father Peter Zell, C. S. Sp., at both Masses on last Sunday. The customary devotional exercises n All Saints and All Souls Days, at St. Joseph's Church and" cemetery will be observed this year. A large number of our people wit- nessed the football game between Lit- tle Rock College and Hendricks. The tie game of 0 to 0 makes desirable another clash between these strong teams. its satisfaction at the provisions that are being made as there are at present no other suitable quarters for young women students in the district in which the hotel is situated. The Union has requested the Welfare Cen- ter to qpen a tea room for the stu- dents, and it is likely that this will be done. Miss Forbes, of the Welfare Center, went to Havre to meet the delega- tion of Alnerican young women on their arrival. It is expected that the "Maison'de la Montagne Ste. Genevieve," a home for French students, will be opened about the lniddle of this month. This institution also is in charge of the French-Anmrican Welfare Committee. RUMANIAN CONCORDAT WITH HOLY SEE GETS ) UNEXI ECTED SUPPORT (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Bucharest, October 5.--Support for the Concordat between the Ruma- nian Government and the Holy See is forthcoming from a most unexpected quarter. The Primate of the Ruma- nian Orthodox Church, who is in prin- ciple opposed on fundamental grounds to the authority of the Roman Pontiff, has delivered himself of the opinion that the Concordat between the Gov- ernment and the Head of the Roman Catholic Church is a vital necessity. The Orthodox Primate is strongly of the opinion that all the churches in Rumania should be granted auton- omy, and that the State should leave the churches alSne, to develop with- out any interference on the part of the State. If we make religion our business, God will make it our blessedness. -score remaining 0 to"0. 1 The Line-up, L. R.C. Positiofi. Hendrix (N. C. W. C. Fletcher ..... left end  ..... Charles Rolne, Oct. 23.The Murphy .... left tackle .... Herring I rant event of this week s Willialnson.. left guard...Carpenter was the reception of * i , e  Jackson ...... Center ..... McKenon from the Jn ted St Lavin ...... right guard ...... Isgrid were few bul notew tJ 7houren .... right tackle ...Bingham being seven American Diez (C.) .... right end ........ Scott Lillis ..... quarter back ..... Hayes Mee ......... left half ......... Lipe Loda ....... right half ..... Parker Dunton ...... full back ...Blackburn Summary. L. R. College--Penalized 70 yards. Hendrix--Penalized 10 yards. Quar- ters-15, 12, 15, 12. Referee--Gor- don H. Campbell. Umpire--Russell May. Head Lineslnan -- Herbert Thatcher. College Boys Have Pep Meeting During the Sunday afternoon hours the College boys assembled in their entertainment hall, while each student was called upon to entertain his audi- ence. A jolly good tilne was experi- enced by all those present and many real interesting programs were given by the older lnen. Many of the pro- fessors were present and applauded the efforts of the boys. A get-to- ,;ether stl'irg orchestra played all the popular songs, in which the students assisted by singing the accompani- inent. The program ended at 5 p. m. after a very delightful entertainment. SUBIACO COLLEGE. Things at Subiaco are again hum- ming and in full swing like the wheels of a great factory in which the raw material is being turned into the ready polished article for the market of the world. The new-comers, who had perhaps been afflicted with that dreaded malady, home-sickness, have forgotten their youthful troubles and are intensely interested in their daily task of preparing themselves for life's battle. Athletics. The Athletic Association, under the able direction of Father Andrew, is commanding the students' hours of recreation on the campus. A number of baseball teams have been organized under names that should strike terror into the hearts of their enemies on the diamond. Some fiercely contested Reverend John George A. Guertin, Joseph P. Lynch, Lenihan, Great !Busch, St. Cloud; Winona, and P. J. BRITISH GAS oF (N. C. W. C. Dublin, Oct. addressing the Irish Conference, in speeches being ms& ing circulated on raining the people of "One would ports," he said, ,'that had become a den of archists, cut-throatS speeches in the !in the past week, of the purpose to nation by the poison But a nation with a olic heart cannot may be over conquered. They tery of Ireland, but knack of rising ST. GERVAIS (N. C. W. C. Paris, Oct. sided yesterday, in centenary of the Gervais Church, damaged by shel: "Big Bertha," on the ruins falling tims. The is now completed, the first time, the opened to the eighteenth century been used by musicians and damaged, is now was heard. present at the dent Millerand sented. •  "" ,i By and Girls: be delighted picture whic :on Your page a0st happily goup has a a back Whom of your frie: Something esp this time? 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