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PAGE 4. i THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN PUBIASHEI) WEEKLY BY ) ...... IN THE CATHOLIC [ UBLICAI O SOCIETY OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK THE RESIDUARY SECT. (Coutinued from last week.) We denmnd that all religions services now sustained by tile govermnent shall be al)olished: and especially that tile use of the Bible in tile pul,lic schools, whether BUSINESS OI'TICE: 315 W. MARKIIAM ST., LITTLE ROGK, ARK, ostensil)ly as a text-book or avowedly as a book of ..................................................................................... :=. ....... _. religmus worshil), shall be prolfil)ite(1. V. L. SPALDING, Business Manager \\;Ve demand that all laws looking t,) the enforcement :=..:..:::.:.:_::..:.:_=.=::=--.: of "Christian" mt)rality shall be abrogated, and that all SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 THE YEAR laws shall be ctmformed "to tim reqmrements of natural .--==.:=====::===-=:=======-=== ................. : ...... .......... :=="'---=-= morality, equal rights, and impartial liberty. OFIOIAL P0VAL. (-)n another l)age of these l)aragTal)hs: The Smthern Guardian is the official organ of the diocese of Little Rock, and I pray God that it ma) be an earnest champion in the cause oi' right, justice an.d truth and an ardent defender of the religion which we all love so well. I extend to it my blessing with the sincere hope that its career may be 10ng and prosperous.---Oohn B. Morris, Bishop of Little Rock. ,.; Saturday November 25, 191. TI1/I NK SGI I."IN(; AND f'l F.. \\;\."e have no data as to how or when lhe Thanks- giving feast and punH.)kin pie have become insep- aral)]e. It scenls to llave been by, cOInlllOII consent that' the great American bird, tim turkey, and its concomitants--the dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, celery and cranberry sauce---which go to make u 1) the' feast of "l'hanl(sgivi,lg, shotfld be tol)ped off by a slice of l)utnpkin Ifie, cut in generous prol)ortions, and thick with the golden fruit of the corntield. The people of America. l)y custom and tradition, are called upon once each year to render up thanks to the creator of all their blessings, and the celebration seems to have taken the form of a Thanksgiving feast, tlmt being rather a crude way of rendering flanks, but nevertlte- less a better way than none at all. It may be that the cttstom confing from New England retains the dish of the "great American pie belt." If so, then it must be conceded that that belt has widened, so that now it encompasses not only New England, but the north, the south, tim east and the west, for lmmpldn pie is even more universall), a part of the "l]mnksgiving feast tlmn the turkey himself. The prtce of the turkey, together with the length of time such things as turkeys may be kept in cold storage, has served to make other meats quite acceptable as substitutes for the bird, but the pumpldn pie remains as the climax of the feast. Thelield pumpkin, tlae solid-meated, golden fruit which lay all summer in a secluded spot, attached to its rambling vine, drinking in the dews of night and the sunlight of days, stored up witlfin itself the treasures of the Thanksgiving feast, under the manitmlation of a skillful housewife is contpelled to give up its lucsciouness. The meat is taken out, cooked and mixed with eggs and ereana and spices from the tropics. A light, tender, flaky crust is made (how we know not)) and the succulent, juicy, spicy and fra- grant tillinffis put to. A course m the oven and the pumpldn pie is ready to tempt the jaded appeti[es of feasters--a dish for kings and potentates. Whittier's panegyric of the "rich l)umpkin pie" is ,only oiae of tl]e poetic tributes to its manifold goodness. May the secret of its concoction remain forever in the cares of the household gods. Lares and Penates, that genera- tions yet .tmborn .nay enjoy its succulent toothsome- hess, 3CItO')LS AND SCHOOLS. That Catholics' educational institutions are dif- ferent from others is evidenced by the following words from Dr. Andrew F. West, of Princeton Uni- versity, who writes thus of the real aim of the many colleges when the true religion is not recognized: "We often hear it said that learning should x have a practical purpose, and that sounds reasonable enough until we inquire what is meant by practical. Then we usually find that practical means money getting. We are told that learning is only valuable if it helps a man in the struggle of life. But if that is ever generally believed the universities will change their nature and our civilization will become only an elaborately organized barbarism. Universities rose into being and fllourished in power and splendor because their business was to help not the individual in his struggle for life, but the wold in its effort to rise above the struggle for life." Catholics realize that money is not all that men need. Realizing this fact Catholic schools, unlike others, have not crowded out God and religion. l)r. J. 1'. Green of William Jewell College, Liberty, Me.. exl)resses tlllusnal view.s for a president of a sectarian estal)lishment William .ewell is Baptist l'resi- dent Green lately said to an audience of wonlen in a Kansas (_'it), Presl)yterian chnrch: "Mind you, I'm not in favor of to'aching the Bible ir the lml)lic schools. Don't insist on teaching religion to any one who (h)esu't walk it, but do insist upon teaching morals. You ca,t teach the basic prineil)les of morality without teaching Claristianity." If Christianity is tmnecessary to the teaching ()if nmrals,then where does religion come in? Rather a disconcerting question, isn't it? Ru(le. slangy, culled k'om a sheet printed for people with fringy nlinds, but--cant the ](esiduary Sect answer at? In Rome, long ago, and in many another city in medieval times, there was a form of l)unisbment selected 1)ecause of the effect on the pul)lic nfind. ]t was intticted nearly always upon persons of high political and social position; dignitartes degraded by force, it exposed the victim to the lashing laughter ot the crowd. He wits placed astride a charger with his face toward the tail antl, so mounted, was eompelled to ride at the end of a colunm marching through the city. His back was to- ward the leader he followed. His face was toward the mocking mob that flung insulting jibes at him. Residuarian, whom do you follow? You answer me, Cbrist But the Catltolics follow Christ, and you have tnrned your back on them. The great leaders of the Protestant movenent--the men who would have an- swered the question of Socialisnt, quick and hot, when Photestantism was young--tlaey followed Christ; they believed in tbe mixture of secular and religious educa- tion, the marriage of teaching and inspiration; but you have turned your back on them. The distinct pattern of their Christianity shdcks your fondness for neutral tints. The lofty eminences of their faith will not bend down to the plain of your "faundatnentals." You follow Christ, but the light that shines on your face is not the light of Christianity, tbe things that fill your vision are not of His church. You look back at the things not of God. and you say that they are Christ-like, but you cannot see Christ is not the picture of Calvary; it is the incomplete and untrne reflection of that picture in the mind of Atheism. Can you not hear the sneer and the challenge in this, qucstlon? You dream of a greater civilization, but it is not civilization that speaks thus; it is the cry of the savage, of the barbarian. Of what use is your religion? Where does it "come in?" Will not a thing like this rouse you? If you are a Christian, face about! Do not march in the Christian column with your back to your Leader! Do not be a Residnarian! For a Residuarian is a Christian who marches backward. (The End.) ] MY PLATFORM Give Another Man Chnnen I Stand on the Same Old Platform Kansas, tim home of the sunflower and some sun- shine, once refered to as "bleeding Kansas" now leads all other states in divorce "honors." To every four] marriages there is one divorce. This is indeed a con- I difion that should cause Kansas and Kansans to stop and consider whither they are drifting. This r to 4[ record is doing greater harm to the Sunflower state] than was ever done by dry weather and grasshoppers] great as was the terrible effects of these famines and t destructures as was the work of the pests. Writing for the Catholic's Fortinghtly Review Rev. P. Bonaventure Hammer O. F. M. of Lafayette, had., has some words of recommendation for the cura- tive properties of the waters of Armstrqng Springs, of the diocese of ]Little Rock, and words of Father Kramer and the Benedictine Sisters m charge. This complimentary article is from one who has tried the wonderful waters. According to the report of Prof. William B. Bailey, of Yale University, which was recently issued " the United States shows a greater number of divorces for the period of five years preceding 19o3 than the remainder of the so-called Christian world, The num- i, ber of divorces granted during the above named time in this country alone was 55,ooo or It,OOO annually. -r-- Nat Goodwin says all of his matrimonial ven- tures, except the first one, were purely business propositions. Fine business I And yet he continues to appear before the footlights and enjoys the ap- plause of respectable people. Its about time to "cut out" Nat and his tribe. We have a vague idea of what Artlmr P ruess means when he says something about the Catholics' press being "Toomeyized" but really we think he ought to be more explecit, There may be some who don't know' what ,this editor is trying to say. To the Voters of Pulaski County: In entering this race I did so as a plain busi- ness man who has worked to make good all my life. I make no profession of being an expert Politleian. If elected, I shall look after the people's busi- ness as I have my own. That is, look into every detail of the office, and have'a thoroughly contpe tent and trustworthy assistant. I have never believed tltat the Public should seek a man who has no occupation whatever to attend to an important position for them. Whether or not I am elected. I will always have a job of some kind. Any man of "energy can get one, As I have stated before, I ant not tied to any Banking Institution or individual, for financial assistance, I would like to have stock in every Bank and. Trust Company in Little Rock, if I were as able as some of my opponents. I believe such stock a splendid investment. l am not as young as I was five years ago, lint the throng of young fellows supporting me makes me feel so. The County Courthouse belongs to the . whole people. If elected, I will be there to wait on them, and try to be as polite and accon)mo- dating as any man "who has ever held the posi- tion. rer truly yours, Harry. M. Ramey HOLY COMMUNION RECEIVED OFTEN. (Continued from page 1) ing the night." "Yes, ];ather, 1 do receive holy c()mmtmi(m at this early hour. l;ather Moanda. who lately went tt) l.il)reville, always received me ;u nighttime. You know. I'm the et)()k on l.e (;rantl's l)lantation, way (h)\\;v'! there at the river bank. ML master gl'alltS lne leave t() g() to tile llliS=lt)ll as (,lien a:; I wish. provided u,V w,nk will not be (lelicient. This i> why ] (1() C.)llle at ,O very early ;.v ll()llV. ;lud try it) ]lc l),lck at illV (:,)o!.:tll-t stove as quick as l)ossil)le. [;or at 7 o'ch)cl the h,)t biscuits lllnSt be ou the tab;,,, and b:ea,fast ready.'" "\\;'erv ,,r('[l let us g(), then. :.) the chapel." Rain was still pouring down in torrents.--"All ye waters in heaven. praise the Lord." Martial examined his conscience during a few minutes, and then con- fessed lfis little faults and imperfec- tions "Say now your penance lirst, attd go I.o the COlmnunion table. 1 shall give you Our Dear Lord witltin a few nainutes." In tile nteantime I light the candles at the altar and go to tile sacristy to (Ion the surplice and stole. Heavenly bliss is filling nay heart anti sweetest happiness and joy, for hav- ing sacrificed a few minutes' sleep to this holy ministry in favor of a fer- vent christian. But all is ready. I reenter the chapel. "What! Where is Martial? Nobody about!! Sltould this turn out to be a sceheme against nay life? Fiat voluntas tua! Thy will he done, O Lord! Connnending nay life and soul to God's Divine Providence. I put out one candle, bow a last time before My Dear Saviour and coming judge, aud was just about extinguish- ing the candle at the other side of the tahernacle, when--lol I hear the noise of an opening door. A young man, dressed all in white clothes, ad- vances to the Holy Table, piously kneels down--Martial receives Holy ('ommunlon most devoutly! After his thanksgiving, the young negro left quietly the silent chapel. Five minutes later he came again to my room, being covered, as on his first arrival, only with lfis small and still rain wet hip cloth, holding under his arms a small paclage the nice white garments. He wanted to thank me before leaving, and say "Au revoir." A warm hand shaking, and Martial disappeared in the dark, rainy night--it was 3 o'clock a. m. He had to go down the river; in a pirogue, for ahnost one hour to re- turn to the plantation of his master. Soon after, during the night before Easter Sunday, Ascension day, Pentecost, I heard again Martial's usual Tob-Tob at the door of nay cottage. "Who is there?" '"T is I." "Who--I ?" "Martial." "Olt yes--very well. I'm coming presently. One fine summer morning, Martial came to bid me farewell. He want- ed to go to Liberville. I exhorted hitn to continue on his right way, unto which the late Rev. P. Maonda, his first saintly Father, so successful- ly had guided him viz. the way of frequent communion, the way to heaven. And now, dear reader, will not this admirable fact, this touching example of fervor given us by a poor colored servant down in Africa, cause to blush with shame many a proud hearted lady or gentlentan of our cities and towns, wbo so rarely go to holy communion, perhaa, only once or twice a year, or hardl:., ,,f,cn,,r? Mm,t the wo,,,, of '),at .,,e:: Sitvi,mr: "G,) and do thou m like tnanner."Luke, IO:37. NO ASSESSMENT FOR MONTH OF DECEMBER. Welcome News to Insurance Men in Order of Knights of Columbus. New Haven, November 24 .-The financial condition of the order is so satisfactory that the National Board of Directors of the Knights of Colunt- bus has voted to dispense with the insurance assessment for December. It has also been decided to make some changes in the rates for certain of the so-called "harzardous risks." In cotton workers the reduction is from fifty cents to twenty-five cents monthly; dyers, finishers and de- signers in woolen mills will be re- duced from seventy-fiv cents to fifty cents; silk workers from seventy-five cents to fifty cents and certain hat makers from fifty cents to ewtney- five cents. C.= ht the United States fully 4o,ooo men and women belonging to re ligious orders are engaged in the work of Catholic education. W. G. HUTTON, TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff and Collector of Pulaski county and I respectfully solicit your support at the Democratis primary, January 6, next. To the people of this county 1 feel that I am not un- known. Four years ago l was nomi- nated by the Democratic party to serve as County Treasurer and this nomination was later ratified at the general electibn which followed. Upon assuming charge of tlte tlnances of Pulaski county, 1 moved the office of the county treasurery to its proper place, the Pulaski county courthouse. 1 located it there FOR THE FIP, ST TIME IN THE HIS- TORY OF THE COUNTY. All business pertaining to county affairs can now be conveniently transacted in the county's building, a saving of time and money to the taxpayers. 1 REMAINED IN MY OFFICE AND TRANSACTED THE BUSI- NESS I WAS ELECTED TO TRANSACT. I AM SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CON- DUCT OF THE OFFICE. Previous to my coming into office, SCRIP BROKERS BOUGHT PRACTICALLY ALL SCRIP ISSUED BY THE COUNTY. Dur- ing my term in office nearly all county script, school warrants, road warrants, etc., have been cashed by the Treasurer, dolalr for dollar, a saving to the p:fl)lic of a consider- able anmunt. THE RECORDS OF THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE SHOW THAT I HAVE PAID iN Tt . P, EE, VEARS, INTO THE In Thelr New Home. CITIZENS INVESTMENT AND SECURITY COMPANY. Bankers and Real Estate Agents. 2oo West Second Street. ] I One of the strong and most ably I tnanaged banking institutions in the] South is the Citizens Investntent &] Security Company of Little Rock,[ which by reason of able and success-I ful management, has won the com- plete confidence of the public. It is not strange that the people of this city take an unusual pride in this in- stitution, which is reflecting credit upon the entire community as well as upon an energetic and progressive management. In addition to a regu- lar banking business this institution maintains a savings departntent attd pays four per cent on savings de- posits. They tnake loans at 6, '7 and 8 per cent and have first mort- gage real estate loans for sale. In the insurance department they make a specialty of fire and cyclone insurance and insure tsore buildings, dwelling and household gods at lowest current rates. Real estate is bought and sold and the itizens In- vesttnent & Security Company are extensive handlers of city and country property. A rental depart- ment is also maintained and the company has one of the largest rental lists in the city. .The Citi- zens company has recently moved and now occupy handsome new quarters at the eorner of Second and Louisiana. The Citizens Invcsnnent & Se- curity Company buys and sells on commisison real estate located any- where in the state and solicit for sale all classes of property whether business, residence, or vacant. They invite any real estate owner who has any property for sale to telephone or write, and they will be pleased to ]consult him about the same. Candidate for Sheriff OF' PULASKI COUNTY. TI(EASURY OF PULASKI COUN'FY, THE SUM OF $8,57L75 IN EXCESS FEES, OR EMOLU- MENTS, ALLOWED BY LAW. THIS AMOUNT IS GREATER IN THE THREE YEARS THAN HAS EVER BEEN PAID BY ANY OTHER OFFICER IN FOUR YEARS OR MORE. In seeking the office of Sheriff and Collector, I realize the fact that this offiee is the most responsible and complex one in the county govern- ment and requires thorough experi- ence and efficiency. I have served four years as a deputy sheriff and as deputy tax collector, and am familiar with the duties of this office. I em- phatieally believe the county can be best served by one having this knowledge and practical experience, I have lived practically all of my life in Pulaski county, and 1 have wherever Possible gladly given my time and such ahility as I may possess to its upbuilding. My private as well as public record is known to its citizens, and on this record I sub- mit my candidacy, tf you should elect me, I propose to give my time and personal supervision to the of- rice, and to the best of my ability and energy give the county a busi- nesslike, efficient and honest ad- ministration, Earnestly soliciting your vote and influence in my behalf, and wishing you a happy Thanksgiving Day, I ann, Respectfully, W. G. HUTTON. Candidate for Sheriff and Collector of Pulaski County. The officers of the Citizens Com- pany are as follows: R. E. Wait, president; R. W. Porter, treasurer; J. E. Lenon, cashier; C. E. Smith, asistant cashier; Tom Cypert, real estate. All of these gentlemen are profiainent in the commercial world of the city of Little Rock and are al- ways ready and willing to do their full share towards boosting the city onward to tbe front. ADAMS & GRIFFY. This business was originally es- tablished thirty years ago and its history has been one of continued success. Their place of business is located at 7oo West Seventh street, with two Southwestern phones in cottection, numhers 676 and 699; when one phone is busy use the other. They give special attention to telephone orders and would be pleased to have a trial order front you at any time. Their stocks in- clude complete lines of staple and fancy groceries, cured meats, fresh fruits and vegetables in season, dry gods, notions, shoes, etc. This es- tablishment occupies two entire floos of a large building and gives cmployme.nt to an average of about ten people. They have a large nmnber of customers and friends in and /around Little Rock and while able to hold old are gaining new ones from time to time. The pres- ent firm, which succeeded James Chappel & Sons, over two years ago, is composed of live and progressive men and they are well deserving of the splendid success they are achiev- ing. A specialty is made of prompt delivery. Speaking at the recent conference of the Catholic Truth society of Ire- 'land, Cardinal Logan announcer that the Bishops of Ireland had resolved to establish a faculty of Catholic theology in connection with the National university.