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THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN Vol. I. Little Rock, Arkansas, November 4, 1911 Number 33 % FOURTH DEGREE IN LITTLE ROCK MASTER OF FOURTH DEGREE FOR THIS DISTRICT MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Taking on New Life in This State. Ed J. Delaney of Oklahoma City Is Master of the Degree. Good news was received at The Southern Guardian office on Wednes- day, when a letter from Mr. Ed J. Delaney of Oklahoma City was re- ceived, informing us that he, as Mas- ter of the Fourth Degree in the Ok- lahoma-Arkansas district, had select- ed Little Rock as the next city in which to exemplify the Fourth De- gree. The exact date has not been fixed, but it will be on or about Feb- ruary 2z, Washington's birthday. All Knghts of Columbus in Arkan- sas will no doubt feel proud that the Fourth Degree Master has selected the Capital City as the place to con- fer this great degree• Mr. Delaney, in his letter, among other things, said: "After canvass- ing the district I find that Little Rock will come nearer furnishing the re- quired number of candidates than any other city in the district, and for that reason I have selected that city." Continuing, he said: "Little Rock can but feel honored, and I trust every loyal Knight in Arkansas and Okla- homa will do his part toward making the exemplification a grand success." This will be the first exemplifica- tion of the Fourth Degree in Arkan- sas, and is therefore something to be proud of to know that the work is now to be put on in this city within the near future. Little Rock Council will soon have one of the nicest homes in the South. A big class is now about ready to be given the Third Degree, and all this, with the announcement that the Fourth Degree is also to be conferred here, arouses new interest in the or- der here and elsewhere throughout the State. A little later a more detailed ac- count of the Fourth Degree will be given through these colunms as to time, place and all other arrange- ments. Mr. D'elanye is a real live Irishman, and when he fixes the date that will be the date, and no delays or post- ponements will be known. This means that the Fourth Degree will be exem- plified in Little Rock about Febru- ary 22, 1912. ARMSTRONG SPRINGS HIGHLY COMMENDED, Mr. George Sibley, an attorney of Lonoke, Ark., unsolicited, writes as follows to the manager of Armstrong Springs : Manager Armstrong Springs, Quintus, Ark. Dear SirMy stay of two weeks at your health resort gave me complete satisfaction. The benefits I derived from the use of the water was entirely satisfactory, and resulted in great re- lief to my kidney and stomach troub- les. The water has wonderful cura- tive properties, and your board and lodging accommodations are most ex- cellent. I only regret not having been able to remain much longer, as, judg- ing from the benefits I derived and what I saw of others who went there in a much worse condition than my- self, I know it would have been of great benefit to me. The use of the water is worth much more than the charges for rooms dud board, which are all that could be de- sired, so that one gets board and lodging for nothing, as I look at it. Wishing you unbounded success, I am yours, etc., GEO. SIBLEY. LITTLE ROCK MAN ON UNIVERSITY STAFF. ',ae Catholic University of America has opened to an increased attendance in al its departments, An important appointment is that of Dr. Paul Geis of tiie University of Bonn to the chair of Germanic language and literature, endowed by the Rev. Anthony Wal- burg Of Cincinnati. C.her appoint- ments announced for the year are Mr. Amzi Brown of Harvard, professor of common law; Dr.•Wilbur F, Dales, a graduate of the Ctaholic University, Greek department; Charles Lawler Kelly, Little Rock, Ark., chemistry; John James Cantwell, Washington, drawing and drafting; Rev. Joseph P. Munday, Alton, Ill., theology; John J.Haley, Tufts College, civil engineer- ing; Vincent Tourney, Washington, and Dr. Thomas C. Carrigan, Worces- ter, Mass., law; Rev. P. J. McCormick, department of education; Jolm B. Parker, Kansas, biology; Frederick V. Murpby, L'Eeole de Beaux Arts, Paris, architecture; James Francis Connor, Boys' Latin School, Balti- more, naathematics; Frederick K. Merriman, civil engineering; Rev. Dr. McCormick has resigned as wee president of Albert Hall, a branch of tbe university, his successor to be an- nounced later• An important change at the university is the resignation of Very Rev. Patrick Grannan. Since the inclusion of a theological depart- ment at the Catholic University he has held the Margaret Hughes chair of sacred scriptures. The rector of the university is leaving no stone unturn- ed to place the institution on a par with older and more" famous institu- tions of Catholic Europe• PAROCHIAL SCHOOL VS. PUBLIC SCHOOL. In Santa Fe, N. M., a situation ex- ists which empJmsizes the Catholics' claim of unjust distribution of school taxes. A few years ago the city built a tine brick school house in a certain ward ahd employed several teachers to conduct it. Shortly after- wards the rector of the Cathedral erected a two-story parochial school, to which the Catholics sent their children so ger)erally that the public school house referred to has been closed for lack of pupils• This does not mean that there are no public schools in Santa Fe, but that one building has been closed on account of the parish school, which opened early this month. This speaks vol- umes for the faith in historic ald Santa Fe. 4:# CHURCH AND SCHOOL PROSPEROUS AT MENA St. Agnes' Congregation Rapidly In. creasingSt. Joseph's Academy Well AttendedFather Leo Relieves Father Gallagher. Special to The Southern Guardian. Menu, Ark., Nov. j.The congre- gation of St. Agnes' is rapidly increas- ing. Many of the newcomers are from the North, who are attracted to Polk county by the delightful climate, productive soil and cheap farm land. These, coupled with the fact that Catholic homeseekers will have the advantage of a Church with a resident pastor and also a good school, fully up to the mark in every respect, are great "inducements for them to locate here. As our pastor Very Rev. Aug, Gal- lagher has not yet returned from his trln ,,,;+h the "Arkansas on wheels." ms p,aL.e was well filled last Sunday by Rev. Father Leo from New Su- biaco Abbey.p The German members of our congregation had the privilege of hearing a very instructive sermon in their mother tongue at the first Mass, while the good, practical dis- course delivered in English at the High Mass was equally appreciated by all the parishioners. It was regretted that Father Leo's visit in Mena was so brief, heing obliged to leave by the afternoon train, so as to be in his class at Su- biaco College by Monday• St. Joseph's Academy is making a splendid record this year. Ever since its reopening the attendance is in- creasing daily, until now the pupils number IOO. Each department is well filled, the high school being justly proud of its twenty young ladles, which is a good showing for a parish of this size. The music class of many talented, promising pupils have organized a music club--the B Natural Clubfor the study of theory, harmony and mu- sical history and for social musical gatherings ones a month. The academy pupils are fortunate in possessing a library of ahnost four hundred volumes of religious, seien- title, historical and reference works, including the new Catholic Encyclo- pedia anu fiction of the best Catholic, writers, as well as the standard au- thors. This library is free to all, fur- nishing little helps for study or home reading matter. Cultivation of the mind does not absorb so much of the school hours as to leave no time for physical de- velopment and out-door exercise, for the girls have two well-trained bas- ket ball teams, which demand daily practice, and the interest which they manifest in this work--or pleasure--is evidenced by their skill in playing. St. Joseph's Academy has all the Catholic school children of Menu within its walls, and also the patron- age of many of our leading non- Catholics. FIRST HOLY MASS OF FATHER TYNIN CELEBRATED SUNDAY AT JONESBORO Sacrifice Offered in Convent Chapel of Holy Angel's. Many Non-Catholic Friends of New Priest Received His Blessing Special to The Southern Guardian, Jonesboro, Ark., Nov. 3.--A day of supreme joy and rare blessedness dawned upon Jonesboro last Sunday, October 29. On this memorable day the Rev. Father Walter Tynin ascend- ed the altar in the chapel of Holy Angels' Convent to offer for the first time the Sacrifice of Calvary• If.the celebration of a priest's first Holy Mass is a great and most sol- enm event m the history of a congre- gation, how much more so if the anointed of God, the newly-ordained ambassador of Christ--is a child of the parish that witnesse the celebra- tion? Nature vied with man to enhance the beauty of the rare and august sol- emnity. Cloudless, the azure heavens rose out of the glimnaering aurora• At 9 o'clock the reverend clergy and the acoylites left the chapel to meet the lately-ordained priest in the li- brary of the convent. From there he was escorted in procession, amid the strains of the organ, to the beau- tifully-decorated chapel( which was thronged with people. The serwces opened with the "As- perges," intoned by the celebrant of the day. At the Solemn High Mass the Rev. Father Tynin was assisted by Rev. Father Strobel as deacon and Rev. Father Peter Post, O. S. B., of Fort Smith, Ark., an intimate friend of the celebrant, as sub-deacon. Very Rev. Father Wieble of Hot Springs, Ark., was assistant to the celebrant. the priests that rule well he esteemed worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doc- trine." I Tim., v, 17. In the introduc- tion the. speaker congratulated the people of Jonesboro on the great joy, the singular honor and the inestimable grace of assisting at the first t-Ioly Sacrilice of a priest born, baptized and raised in the parish, the lirst native of Arkansas who had been ordained for the secular clergy of the diocese of Little Rock. He then pointed out the dignity of the priesthood, tlteir divine connnission to be the teachers of all nations; he proved how the Church at all times had been the great educa- tional and civilizing factor of the world, the protector, patron and fos- terer of arts and sctences; in line, the instrument for the universal perfec- tion o fmankind. He concluded the sermon by a very touching address to the reveret:d celebrant After the services Rev. Father Ty- sin gave his blessing to each and every one of the  assembled multi- tude. It was an edifying spectacle to witness several prominent non- Catholic gentlemen, friends of the new priest, kneel at the altar rail to re- ceive this blessing. At 3 P. tn. Vespers were celebrated, followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Thus closed one of the most aus- picious days in the history of the Catholic Church in Jonesboro. We The fragrance of the flowers, the feel indeed very grateful to His Lord- clouds of incense, the voices of prayer ship, Bishop Jobn B. Morris, for per- and the tones of song and music united in one harmonious accord as they ascended to the throne of the Most High, beseeching the great High Priest to send down a plentitude of benedictions on him who is now priest forever, according to the order of Mel- chisedeeh. At the conclusion of the High Mass the Very Rev. Father Wieble deliver-" ed an eloquent sermon. For his text he chose the following passage: "Let DENISON MAN MET A HORRIBLE DEATH Fire Destroys Catholic Church and Parsonage--Loss Is $So,ooo. Only Partly Insured. Tim Corcoran, aged 20 years, burn- ed to death and St. Patrick's Cathe- dral and parsonage were completely destroyed destroyed at 5 o'clock Sun- day morning at Denison, Texas. The loss on the building and contents is No,o0o, with $i8,ooo insurance. Plans already are undar way to roncon- struct the edifice. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is believed by church attaches to have been caused by electric wires in the choir loft. Young Corcoran entered the second floor of the parsonage, which was di- rectly in the rear of the church, in company with Ed Heinberger, and the two were engaged in removing bookcases when the walls of the church fell on the frame parsonage. Helnberger escaped downstairs anaid falling brick and stone, but Coreo- ran was buried beneath the debris. His body was recovered three ltours later, mangled and burned beyond rec- ognition. The funeral service will be held Tuesday. GOES TO CHATTANOOGA. Rev. Father Sullivan Preached There Sunday morning. Rev. Father Francis T. Sullivan left Memphis Saturday for Chattanooga, where Sunday morning he delivered his first sermon at SS. Peter and Paul Church, that ctty. Father Sullivan, who has been at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mem- phis, for eleven years, was tendered a farewell service by the school children Thursday afternoon. When he left there were scores of his parishioners to see him off at the depot, and regret over dis departure is universal in Memphis, not only among Catholics, but his hundreds of Protestant friends as well, Father Sullivtn takes the place of Father Tobin, who is now rector of the Cathedral in this city. mitring Rev. Father Tynin to offer his first Holy Mass in our midst. In conclusion we present our heart- felt felicitations to the Rev. Father Tynin on his sublime calling. May his career in the vineyard of the Lord] be a mission of never ending graces i and blessings to innumerable souls. That God may grant him many years of a most successful service in His sacred ministry is the fervent prayer of his devoted friends. THOMAS LAFFERTY HOME FROM CANADA Feeling Much Improved in Health. Newspaper Clipping Tells of Dis- tinguished Visitor Work was laid aside an'd business forgotten for a short time Monday afternoon while we enjoyed a brief visit from Mr. Thomas Lafferty, who had just returned that morning from a two months' trip through the North. The Colonel returns much im- proved in health. He looks as spry as a schoolboy and says he is feeling fine. While away from Little Rock he spent much of his time in Battle Creek, Mich., going from there across the border into Canada, the and of his birth and the Imme of his boyhood. While Mr. Lafferty is just as good a booster for Little Rock and Arkan- sas now as he was before he went North, he declares the Old Dominion has improved greatly in recent years. Having sailed the troubled waters of Catholic journalism as the first president and most active member of the "executive' committee of the Catholic Publication Society of the Diocese of Little Rock, which launch- ed, less than six months ago, The Southern Guardian, and though the duties that were his by virtue of his official position and Iris willingness to J do the work "got on his nerves" and forced him to retire from active work and seek rest and recreation in the cool places of the Northland, there still lingers in his mind a recollection of the things that were and a thought of what the future holds in store for the official publication of the dio- cese of Little Rock. With a touch of printers' ink on his fin gers, which, like the pot on Macbeth's hand, would not wash away, and a checkered recol- lection of his previous six months's experience as a newspaper man, he naturally drifted into the newspaper offices of his native land to learn of the system and workings of other publishing establishments. As proof of the impression he made on the Very Rev. A. E. Burke, D. D., LL.D., editorin-chief of the Toronto Catholic Register, the leading Cath- olic journal of Canada a copy of that valuable paper, containing a cohmm tirst page write-up of the Colonel, under the headlines "An Interesting Visitor From Arkansas," had already reached our exchange desk. The above mentioned article contained some very complimentary para- graphs' concerning the "distin- guished visitor," which cannot be reproduced here because the modesty of the Colonel )caused lfim to blue pencil that part of the article before he gave us permisston to use any of it. After he had marked out a holf colmnn and more we still found this much left : "I wanted to call on you, father, and make your acquaintance," said Mr. Lafferty, "for I am delighted with the great work you are accomplish- ing for the Church of Canada. Do you know what I heard in Detroit as I came through? I was, of course, discussing Catholic papers, and my friend, Dr. Magmre, said 'The best of them, and the ouly one I take any in- terest in is the Register-Extension of Toronto--there's a whole paper.' I would like, then. to ask how you have built up your splendid paper and made it such a power?" We modestly assured our inqmsi- tive confrere that, like Topsy, it "just grew." It had a message to deliver and looked neither to the right or left, but delivered it. The weak in our own ranks wanted vertebrae and we were supplying it the disloyal we would mend or get rid of, and the faithful generally would count or something positive in the affairs of the country. Nou-Catholics knew we were here and meaut business. The priest could not alone spread the faith; the press must deliver the rues- Continued on page 8 PIOUS YOUNG LADY MET DEATH CALMLY Miss Annie Comes of Morrilton Suc- cumbs to Tuberculosis After Lingering Illness of Few Months. Special to The Southern Guardian. Morrilton, Ark., Nov. 3.  On Wednesday of last week a large crowd of onr own eongregatior and of friends and relatives at Little Rock, as well as of non-Catholics of tiffs town filled our Sacred Heart Church to assist at the funeral of the late Miss Annie Conies, who died after having been ill with tuberculosis for only a few months. The deceased was only 23 years old. Fully realiz- ing her dangerous condition, the pious youug lady, wbo bad joitted the Third Order of St. Francis last January, to- gether with her sister, Margaret, a few weeks before her departure, wish- ed to receive in time the Sacratnent of Holy Unction, and to be repeatedly strengthened with the divine bread of life, the better to bear patiently her intense sufferings. Within the last four years she had lost all her sisters and brothers but one by the same dreadful disease of consumption, and it was her most painful grief, when about to die, to see her beloved par- ents left almost alone ani:l helpless in their old age, as bet younger brother has already been advised by the doc- tor to go South for at least some four years to save his life. "I shall pray for you,' 'she consoled her wailing parents, "and I will meet you with nay sisters and brothers in heaven tire moment you are leaving this valley of tears. Our separation will not last long." Comforted by this sweet love and promise of their dying child, these good Christian parents, after having laid to rest already seven of their children and being left alone here be- low, like tile pious sufferer Job; join- ed iri his admirable prayer: "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; as it hath pleased the Lord, so it is done; blessed be the name of the Lord." To rite grief-sticken parents, John Comes and wife, and to the hrothr and relatives of the deceased young lady the deepest sympatby of the congregation is given in their loss, as sliown by the large attendance at the funeral services. LA FOLLETTE IN TAFT'S WAKE Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, Progressive Republican leader, has de- sided to start early this month on a speechmaking swing through the Mid. die West. The tour will last until Congress meets in December. It will embrace the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, Michi- ran, Mississippi and probably Ohio. FAREWELL-WELCOME AT ST. JOHN'S CHURCH FATHER CATTANI GOES AND FATHER TYNAN COMES TO ASSIST PASTOR. CRYSTAL EDITOR SPEAKS Pastor, Present and Past Assistant, All Highly Praised by Eloquent SpeakerReception and Refreshments. Special to "rite Souther,, Guardiau. Hot Springs, Ark., Nov. 3.Several hundred members of the congregation of St. John the Baptist in Hot Springs gathered on Monday night, October 3o, to tender it farewell to their late assistant pastor, Rev. 11. Cattani, who has been appointed to a parish in the eastern part of the State. The gathering was intended as a welcome for Father Walter J. 'Fynan also, by his aged father was severely injured last Saturday night in Jones- l)oro, and the young and dutiful priest held it to be his tirst duty to nfinister to. Iris stricken parent• The ntetnbers of St. Johu's regretted exceedingly that their newly-appointed pastor couhi not be with thent on this happy occasions. The following program was carried out, with tbc exception of the address of welcome to Father Tynan: Opening chortts ........ Congregation introductory remarks .............. ........... Rev. J. E. Wieble, pastor Duet .............................. Marguerne Erhart and Beulah Green. F'arewell addres ........ Eura Barnett Recitation .......... Josephine Bryant Welcome address..Wm H McCauley Solo ............... Carl F. Berberich Address for congregation ......... ...................... J. R. Haydon Refreshments. Eutertainment Committee--Mr. and Mrs. T. J. O'Neill, Mr and Mrs. Robt. Kirby, Mr. and Mrs. Jolm McCauley, Mrs. Ed Hardin, Mrs. S. Hannon, Mr. Wm. Fugel, Mr. and Mrsfl J. R. Hay- don, Mrs. F. A. Coutlee. Mrs. T. Hurley, Mr. J. E. Sheurick. After rite reception, which was held in the church, refreshments were served in the pastor's rectory upstairs. Mr. J. R. Haydon, a member of the parish, who is editor of a local mag- aziue called the Crystal, and is well known uuder his pen name of Terry Daly, delivered the principal address of the evening. As the principal orator of the occa- sion the erudite editor of the Crystal spoke, in part, as follows: "I appreciate highly the way I am favored by our entertainment com- mittee in being allowed to represent St. John's congregation on this hap- py occasion• I consider that to speak in the name of this vigorous, cuthu- siastic and loyel congregation is an honor to which I may always look back with pleasure. "It is a unique distinction for our zealous pastor, Father Wieble, to see the crowning glory of his priestly apostolate come to him in the person of our new assistant pastar, Father Tynin. To see the infant whom he baptized twenty-four years ago come to him now as a consecrated priest attd offer himself as a co-worker and a comrade in his sacredotal labors is the rarest joy which can come to the heart of a priest. "Now, 'Father Wieble somet{mes" thinks, I know, that after having been With us three years we ought to be inocculated with Iris iudustrious zeal for the cause of the faith aud our dear old Mother Church. Maybe he thinks we are not so fervent as we ought to be. But we have felt the fires of his spirituality only for a little while. Now, here comes Father Tynin, who has been trained up from the cradle, as we nfight say, by Father Weible. And we are certainly going to expect that the fervor of his piety will be a continued inspiration to us all. If ever a ntan had to live up to a repu- tation that person is our new assist- ant pastor. "There is a difference in spirituality, just as there is a difference in men. Some are militant and some are re- tiring. In theease of our departing " assistant pastor, the saintly Father Cattani, his spirituality is of that modest character which makes him willing to work in seclusion and in the silent places, in the obscure homes and in the remote coraaers, wherever a soul is hid from the light of grace. We know that Father Cat- tam has done an unspeakable amount of good for the Church and for God, ' " C0tttlmled 0It pllleS : "."",' .". ' ."