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raz, mix THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN I I I I TI Lad) nlc et shall veulbel are hel second Name it is rest o€ MGR. CAPEL PASSES AWAY. World-Famous Prelate Was Private Chamberlain to Pope Plus IX in ,868, Mousignor T. J. Capel, world-fa- mous prelate, once private chamber- lain to Pope Plus 1X, is dead at Sac- ramento, Cal. Monsignor Capel died peacefully at the residence of Bishop Grace. He had been ill for some time, but preached at the Catholic Cathedral last Sunday. He was found uncon. scious in bed Mouday morning and did not regain consciousness. For a nunxber of years Monsignor Capel led a precarious existence in the United States, accepting ahns from friends and working when and where lie could and mingling daily with people none of whom knew his romantic history, which at one time had made him the most talked-of Catholic Missionary in the world, the converter of noted English peers and peeresses and then the contidant of the Pope himself. named private chamberlain to Pope Plus IX in 1868, and after his return to England domestic prelate in I873. SAY TOUR WAS A • DECIDED SUCCESS. "Arkansas on Wheels" Party More Than Pleased With Results of the Trip. The second annual tour of the "Ar- kansas on Wbeels special train pass- ed into history Wednesday at Ii o'clock, when the tired party arrived at tile Union Station and disbanded to go to their respective homes in all corners of the State. The tour just ended is considered even more of a success tllan last year's triumphal trip, as more territory was covered, a better line of exhihits was shown and more literature was distributed, And while tile ArkansasN)oomers were dead tired of traveling and being etl- tertained, all were unammous in the opinion that tile trip this year will mean the ,reawakening of the Central States to the vast opportunities of At the age of 24 he etatered tile Arkansas. Catholic priesthood, bring ordained Much good has undoubtedly been by Cardinal Wiseman. The eloquence, done throngh the thre'e States of Ohio, bearing and sauvity of the young Indiana and Illinois, as these States priest won as converts to Catholicism are thickly settled and the desire to inany noted men and women of the emigrate is in the blood of the people. mid-Victorian era, among them being These being agricultural States, with the wealthy Marquis of Butte, Lady well improved farms, good roads. jane Hastings and the Prince Doria. fences and houses, the science of The conversion of the Marquis ere- farnting has been brought up to date, ated such a stir that Lord Beacons- and such [tuna[grants will help to build field satarized it in the novel '"Lo- up Arkansas more than ordinary set- thair." tiers. Through these States hardly Scandals in Englaud and in this anything is to be seen but corn and country too flagrant to be overlook- wheat, and there is not the possibility ed time after time brought about his humiliation at a time when his power seemed at its height. He was ordered to leave England by Cardinal Manning after a linancial scandal has been followed by other excesses. Similar occurrences in New ' York and Baltimore when he was the lion of the hour in Eastern society. Catholic and Protestant alike caused Cardinal McClosky to send him to California. There he lived in seclusion for years, acting as private tutor to the son of the Countess Valensin on a ranch near Sacramento. Recently he became reconciled to the Church. The Monsignor was born October 28, I8=6. and was ordained priest by Cardinal Wiseman of England in I86o. In January he became co- founder and vice principal of St. Mary's Normal College at Hammer- smith. Shortly after ordination he sought a southern climate to recover his strength. When at Pau he established the English rnission and was formally ap- pointel its chaplain. Durirg several visits to Rome he also delivered discourses of English sermons in that city by the express command of the Pontiff. Monsignor Capel while laboring at Pau in the work of diversions was of diversification of crops that Ar- kansas offers, so that to these farmers such a variety of exhibits as was shown on the Arkansas train was al- most beyond their belief. GARRISON SCHOOL AT. FORT ROOTS OPENS TODAY. The Officers Will Be Given Instruc- tion During Next Five Months, Tile garrison school for officers opened Wednesday at Fort Logan H. Roots and will continue five months. This is an annnal training school maintained by the War Department for the instruction of the officers of the post, the instruction being done largely by the superior officers or the officer commanding. Tile State is entitled to send three officers from the State Guard to at- tend this school, and this is done each year. Of late it has become quite at- tractive to the militia officers, and there is no lack of applications prior to the opening of tile school. Instruc- tion is given in all grades of the service. KIND WORDS APPRECIATED. The last issue of file Louisville Record, edited by Rev. Father Dep- pin, contained the following nice com- pliment to the Bishop of Little Rock and the official paper of tile diocese: "The diocese of Little Rock, Ark., under Bishop Morris, has developed rapidly. "The official Catholic publication of the diocese of Little Rock is The Southern Guardian, a growing, inter- esting, handsomely-printed eight-l)age weekly, still in its first year of publi- cation." TO MAKE COLUMBUS DAY A UNIVERSAL HOLIDAY. A number of.Sunday's dailies print- ed tile following dispatch from Kan- sas City: Amovement has been start- ed by the Knight of Colmnbus in the West to make Columbus day a holiday in the Western Henfisphere from pole to pole. The day now is generally (in twenty-nine States only) observed on October I2 in tbe United States, and the Canadian Parliament is to be ask- ed to declare it a holiday in the Do- nllnlon, Mexico will be asked to join in the observation, and on down throngh Central and South America the coun- tries will be requested one by one to make this day one of observance in honor of the discoverer of America. There is now no day that is ol)- served by all tile countries of the Western world. Each country has its national holidays. Probably Christ- mas, observed by tile Old and New World alike, is the only one of gen- eral observance, and eveu this is not always the same day, "because some countries follow the Julian and some the Georgian calendars, which figure it a week apart. The plan is to have every nation in the New Wolrd, North and South America, declare a holiday on Octo- ber 12 and have it observed from sun- rise to sunset. The Knights of Co- lunllms feel it should not only be a Church hal[day in the Roman Catholic circles, but a holiday for all born in the Americas. It should be an especial holiday to the Church, because the discoverer planted beside the standard of Spain the cross of Christianity. He took possession of the New World, not only in the name of the sovereigns of Aragon and Castile, but also in the name of the Pope. "NEW YORK NOT WICKED," SAYS ARCHBISHOP FARLEY In a recent interview in Cincinnati Archbishop Farley said: "New York is not a wicked city. New York is given bad eminerlce merely because of its prominence, but file portion of good and true and honest and relig- ious men and women in New York is just as large as in any other city Cincinnati. for instance• "The purest-minded and most no- ble people of New York have grown up now on the East Side. They are overcoming handicaps of environ- rnent. "You also read, perhaps, that New York has a divorce evil. That's an- other bad advertisement that New York gets hecause of its metropolitan prominence. Bnt New York has no more divorces in proportion to its pol)ulation than any other large city." THE FAMILY ROSARY. As surprfsing as It is retreshing and edifying is the discovery, between tile covers of a monthly magazine that is devoted ahuost exclnsively to the epbenmral ttction of tile hour, of eny- thing so delicately and deeply Cath- olic as tile pen picture "of au hunlble fireside in far-off l)onegal--a lireside around which blossoms perpetually the mystic ttowers of the family ro- sary. Tile surprise lessens, however, when we find that tile artist is Seu- man MacManus, a lover of Iris race and of all that set it apart frolu every other nat[ore and a tender portrayer, especially of lowly life, among his ragged Donegal hills. In this picture we are spared no de- tail of tile all too grinding poverty of lhose descendants of Tirconell but to this son of the soil their poverty is their badge of glory--=the price of a faith as strong as their nmuntains and as pure as their nlountain streanls. After taking "you" from bare-foot days through tile ecstatic period of youth and first love into tile years of sturdy nlanhood Mr. MacManns gives in this, his third sketch of a series, very minute details of your studies as tile head of a household ill wl:ich the most rigid simplicity, born of pov- erty and of ahnost superhuman fru- gality, is practiced through long long years of sacrifice and tol, with that marvel of women, Molly herself, by your side, directing in the most unmistakal)le manner all your plans and the fruits thereof. And by virtue of the hoard that had grown year by year, penny by penny, in the stocking that served as Molly's strong box, your first-born, Patrick, was sent to be made a priest of. "The neighbors all rejoiced with you. of course, in the wonderful prog- ress little Patrick was making at col- lege. And when they said the rosary a night they always put up a prayer one of the many trimmings of their rosary--for God to bless Patrick and keep him in ttis care and to speed him toward the grand goal for which he so bravely struggled. Never-end- ing were the prayers of Molly and yourself for the same object. Your rosary was never wound up during years and years without tive Parers and Ayes being chorused for God's 1)lessing on little Patrick, sixty miles away." But especially timely for the ap- proach of the season set apart by the Church for especial devotion to the Mother of God through the rosary is the following paragraph, in which the author's irresistible tough of humor gleams: "In your house, as in all the houses, the rosary was recited nightly by teh whole household, laleeling in a cir- cle. Molly made you leaid it while she and the children devoutly cho- =-00'00-'00PRINTING "OF ....... ALL00 ..... "i In the same office where The Southern Guardian is printed each week there is ]1 the newest and most modern equipped jo b printing plant in the city of Little Rock. j] Tim machine, the latest Model No. 5, the b ig Mielfle press, the job presses, the type; 1 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 and promise to meet competition. Good work at reasonable prices. ]1 ml LET US SHOW YOU. WRITE OR COME TO 315 MARKHAM, OR PHONE TO 5486. ALL ORDERS ATTENDED; TO PROMPTLY. FOR GOOD PRINTING TRY USNOW. WE PRINT EVERYTHING-- BOOKS, LEGAL BLANKS, BLOTTERS, CARDS, LETTER HEADS, ENVELOPES, CA T,ILO G UES, FOLDERS, PRICE hlSTS-- EVERYTHING. Everything New and Modem The Southern Guardian is a clean paper, both as to matter contained and me- chanical make-up. It is printed on the sam e press and by the same workmen who do • our high-class job work. The Southern Guardian and TheNew Era Press employ none but first-class men and pay them the'union scale. Let us figure on your next job. We will both lose money if you don't. Prompt attention to out-of-town or- ders. THE NEW ERA PRESS "'.,.,. rused response. The rosary hour was a peaceful hour, and it brouglit you all very near indeed to God. Tile hum of the rosary was a sweet and peaceful sound to those who, passing the way, uncovered their heads in reverence and felt that they trod on sacred ground while still that hum was in their ears. Although you led the rosary, Molly could not trnst you with tile trnnnfings. She took that for her own task always. She knew well how to put up the heartfelt po- etic petition which prefaced each Pater and Ave asking for benefits spiritual and temporal for yourselves and your friends and neighbors and for the worl dat large, and a particu- lar petition for all poor sinners who had no one to pray for them. Lucky indeed was the mortal Who was par- ticularized in Molly's prayers. Bless- ed were all who shared with your household the fruits of the nightly rosary." In your house, as in all the houses, the rosary was recited nightly by the whole household. Would to God that the striking les- son taught in those simple words might lind an echo under every Cath- olic roof the world over! We may marvel at the faith whicb,, tortures and death could not tear from the hearts of the Irish people in the days of their cruel persecution, but may we not conclude that, while the nightly rosary ascended to heaven from rev- erent lips and heart through the length and breadth of the tortured land, God's grace was descending upon and enveloping the souls of those tried people, to fortify, to shield and to bless. Our holy faith in the centuries of Ireland's martyrdom was never in as great need of safeguarding as right here and now within our own broad land of freedom. We venture to urge upon Catholic fathers and mothers to follow the beautiful example set cen- turies ago and continued to this day around the firesides of Ireland in the daily recitation of the rosary as a cherished family prayer. The little the feet of the Mother ta5customo ones gathered with you daily at the feet of tile Mother of God will grow strong in purity of heart and in cour- ageous faiththe weapons that will carry them safely through the fierce combat of their future lives, when it is safe to predict, sensuality anr ra- tionalism will wage unrelenting war upon their souls. The rosary as a life-long practice may be made a Pchain binding thenl firmly to heaven. Providence Visitor. DID NOT DARE MENTION THE NAME OF GOD. Incident Showing That Paganism Is the Religion of Those Who Rule France, The scandal which occurred at Tou- lon on the occasion of the funeral of the victims of the Jenff explosion, when the Chief of tbe State refused to join the procession till the Bishops and clergy had all withdrawn, was for- tunately not repeated at the obsequies of the victims of the Liberte disaster, writes the Paris correspondent of the Irish Catholic. The President of the Republic was present at the absolu- tion and followed the procession im- mediately after the gun carriages car- rying the coffins of the 168 sailors whose bodies had been identified, and which were preceded by the clergy. That fact is of undeniable importance, because the sectarian Freemasons ex- erted thenlselves to get the public powers to again transform the sol- enm funeral into an anti-religious manifestation. Mr. Falliercs had not, however, the moral courage to go further, though he must have known that had he done so he would have received the hearty approbation of the overwhelming ma- jority of the French nation. In his speech he studiously avoided the men- tion of the name of God. However, in presence of such a catastrophe as tile complete annihilation of a great new vessel and its crew the Chief of State, surrounded Iy the representatives of a nation in mourning, could not free his mind from the consciousness of a superhunaan power. Instead of re- sponding to the general sentiment of a people which so many Pontiffs have called "the eldest daughter of the Church," and which, in spite of all the efforts of the atheists, remains im- bued with Christian ideas, by frankly invoking the one true God, M. Fal- lieres spoke of tile unfortunate sailors as having fallen victims to fate. In an article on this subject publish- ed in the Universe M. M. Veillot says: "Destiny, fortune and fate are pagan deities which, according to M. Fal- li6res, should govern France and the Reppublie. The journals which would have howled with rage if the Presi- dent had murmtred the name of God consider it quite right and seemly that he should affirm his belief in those anonymous, blind and unknown forces with which antique ignorance had] constituted its religion. That relig- I ion is their's at the present day, and I they would like it to be our's. ,God I forbidl Retrograde and reactionary I as, we are supposed to be, we, have[ crogressed byonci barba'rism." THE BABBLING BROOK. (By Rev. P. J. Higgins.) Gently went the little river, Babbling through its stony pass, Round file watercresses turning, Silent flowing over the grass, And there seemed to me no murmur in its measured little shout As it shouldered round the oak trees When it could not root them out. Flowing downward, fllowing onward, Ever steady in its course, Neither hastening nor delaying, Yet withal increasing force, And it looked as if 'twere happy In the beauty of tile day, -'_', Not repining, never whining 7 Over roses blown away. Summer came with scorching sun- shine, Drying all except the spring; There was wailing down the valley As the river ceased to sing-- Growing weaker in its hearing; Growing stronger in disease, Like the waving of a candle At tbe mercy of the breeze. Autumn ushered cop'ous showers, Poising nature everywhere, Swelled the spring to overflowing, Spreading wavelets here and there, Now receding, then advancing, ' In confusion all the day, Like a heart in doubtful throbbing, Somewhat fearful of its way. Nature will not brook confusion; Order is its great refrain; All things perfect are in action, So the river ran again, Not along its beaten pathway, Nor its former course to fill, But a-laughing went the brooklet Down the other side the hill. APPEAL IN BEHALF OF ST. EDWARD'S INFIRMARY. Overcrowded Condition of Institu- tion Demands Building of An- nexFunds Needed to Carry Out Plans. Special to The Southern Guardian. Fort Smith, Ark., Nov. 3."Give and it shall be given unto you." The need of an annex is apparent to everyone, and friends of the poor are more than anxious that it should soon be built. At present the accom- modation for both charity and pay- ing patients is overcrowded. Even now, in the very limited space, eleven charity patients are being cared for. As this is the usual condition at St. Edward's, great efforts are being made by the guild and the patrons of the infirmary to relieve the situation. Various kinds of suggestions have been made, and a few donations have already been given. Among the vari- ous suggestions, that of raising the funds by means of subscriptions has been agreed upon. The management would be very grateful if 2oo generous persons would, at earliest, contribute $5o each and thus, by helping the poor, make the Almighty their debtor, since "They who lend to the poor lend to God." PREACHER QUITS PULPIT; SALARY TOO SMALL. Another Chicago minister, Rev. Henry M. McDowell, formerly of the Woodlawn Park congregational ChurclL has resigned his pdlpit be- cause, he says, the salary is inade- quate to support a family. Rev. Mc- Dowell is the third Protestant divine to quit the pulpit in Chicago within the last three months, giviug as his reason inability to live on the salary attached to his clerical charge. From the pulpit the minister stepped to the express car of a Rock Island train, and is .an expressman at $I8 per week. This incident in itself and in connec- tion with the otfier two bandomnents of the ministry, is suggestive• They can be looked at from various angles by the Catholic--with complacency and otherwise. HE DID NOT UNDERSTAND. . Pat had been seized with violent pains and was hurried to a hospital. The physician in charge, after diag- nosis, informed him that he had ap- pendicitis, and that an operation was necessary, as his appendix must bc re- moved immediately. Pat had not the least idea of what an appendix was, and so informed the. physician, who laughingly told higa that after the operation he would leave the appendix in the window so he could see it when he was able 1˘I be up. Some days after the operation Pat's curiosity got the better of hint, and he raised up in bed to fake a look at his appendix. To his aazement a monkey was sitting on the window sill, and when he saw Pat he began to make faces and chatter at a reat rate. The astonished Irishman gave the monkey a long, hard look and then exclaimed: "Don't do that, me boy; don't do that. Can't you se'e yottr mother is a Very sick many T