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THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 17, 1927 Page Five Kosciuszko and Tim Murphy (American, N. Y.) ld-fashioned historian is Dr. came to this country in 1776. He Bushnell H'u't of Yale. He was then in his tlfirtieth year. Let- the honor of a headline in alters from Franklin bore witness to )litaa newspaper, 'Prof. Hart lhis character and ability, and he was ~Geo. Washin~;ton." ]assigned to the army of Gates with agree with Dr Hart that a"the rank of colonel. After Saratoga, of the ('re,tit for the vic- he was engaged as chief engineer in .Saratoga must be assigned planning and constructing the fort|- From his own scanty detached troops to Schuyler and b'y holding in check array that could have aided Johnny', Burgoyne, made issue possible. Assur- we are heart and soul with in'his regret that petty par- "have set on foot a move- 'rately intended to depre- fications at West Point, and became an adjutant on the staff of Washing- ton. In 1780-81 he served in the South under Green~ with fidelity and honor and at the conclusion of peace he received the thanks of congress and was brevetted brigadier-general. His later career as the defender of his oppressed people is a story of unbroken loyalty to the ideals of lib- church had cast us adrift we would hold on to the Bible. It was our shel- tering rock in the time of storm. I never once thought of associat- il~g" the language of Jesus to th( Apostles with the Catholic Church. But since I have joined this church the meaning is so clear that "a way- faring" man, though a fool, need not err therein," if he will stop and con- sider. In my lecturing on the Klan I al- ways defended the Catholics and Jews. I did this on the common ground of eitizenshii) and had no more idea of becoming a Catholic than turning Mohammedan. After we had drifted two years ("drift" is the word that best describes our for- lorn condition), something impor- tant happened. Dr'. Carr, of Chick- asha began sending us Catholic pa- pers and magazines. We will always thank God for Dr. Carr. Among !the papers were The Southwest !Courrier, Our Sunday Visitor, Truth and Columbia. Later there was mis- sionary literature, the "Extension Library," and all filled with the good, Father Wihverding, pastor of Sacred Heart, Church, Oldahoma City. THEY KNEW Somewhere around the year 1843, Orestes A. Brownson, the great Am- erican thinker and convert, sat in a Washington club with Calhoun and Buchanan, discussing the claims of the Catholic Church. Daniel Web- ster chanced in and joined the con- versation. Buchanan told Webster what they were talking about. "We were talking about the Cath- olic Cbureh," said he, "and I, for one, am pretty well convinced that it is necessary to become a Catholic to get to heaven." "Have you just found that out?" asked Webster. "Why, I've known Vhat for years." Here were Webster and Buchanan, as an adniired and erty which first brought him as a rich food we were starving for. o" figure in war, in peace and youthful captain to A~nerica. But it .......... ...... I mscovered ~nar lne bouner was wn fireside.,, is a story that ended m nuhtary ae- , ...... BLUE RIBBON .... pmceu m tne news rack at the t;a- feat. The line famflmr to so many ......... gton's part in this campaign ~ .......... ,~neara,, anu i woum go or sena ev- Ol~][..][ tAmer|cans n'om cmmnooo, Ann ...... SH UP ra!nirnized. But how many .......... l ery week Ior a copy, wmcn we reaa U? ireeoom snl'leKefl when I~OSelUSZKO I - , .... - - I know of the part played , ..... l anu mmos~ comnntteu to memo 'a by "Tim" Murphy, and by fell,', might, well~ have been. mscnDea, l wnuel ............ wamng ~or another oaten rYoiii on his tome in t~raeow, where ne re-I . ~. .~ ~? AI temporary marker ose near 'h ...... t papers 1rein or. warr. p s t e great patrmt, Jonn , Phone 5620 tlefield notes the prodigious / Father German s extracts from a Sobieski J,, , , :d b . Y Murphy (one of the -, : ' . .... Missionary s Log were faith- lime hasrestored the ~carrea 1arm V,. K. "(. 'PAys and Kellys in the .......... ~ . . ,, strengthening and hope-building. Lanes on %VlllCn t.enueman oonnny ~... .. , ,,. . _. _ ,, Revolution!) in the battle ......... t~lsnop Keuey s in tne Air ~.anes, rmrgoyne last ms an,,,-, anu ureat ......... Fix e~..,..o,, es O'Brien, following au- were mspmng, n~s arucle on Britain her chance to subdue the focal tradition, style him American "peasant rabble," As the of_,zaratoga.,,o~,, ..~__~ __,_,_ _.:__ _~Yet on the pilgrim stands ,,ear Bemis Heights in andl'~=-~:n~icel~yrau~l l-'~,~unct :E i1;leen annlver- these autumn days of the conunemo- ,,~,,,, ~h- ~' - ration, a golden haze falls over the s~_~,,le, hundreds of col- valley and transforms a field once zi~s?t~.dtnl the newspapers made grisly by war's horrors into a nout so much as a, , ~,~ " scene of magic beaut~.Under God s ,~aer of Mmphy, oi of Kos r ~,^ . ' " - Providence and with His aid, as %~ ash- ,v Planned the excellent ..... ington and Lincoln said, we became ~osl~on occupied by the a nation. But let us not forget how on Bemis Heights. that ldndly Providence gave us, as given the American cause I the human instruments in achieving it Polish soldier should lvictory, some of the noblest sons of gotten A captain in the IPoland and Germany, France and Ire- graduate of the best mil-Iland Had they not died, we had not on the Continent, hell|red. both able men, frankly admitting that the Catholic Church has a right to the allegiance of every conscience; yet, CATHOLIC from page 4.) move was sued for pas- house. Three able to defend me Court. our case in court and I in the parsonage met that fall at I asked for and was called what the Master said to his disciples "Upon this rock I will build I my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Which is wrong, the Bible, or the Church? She said no doubt the Church was in the wrong, but how could this be so when Jesus said "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." To persons raised in the Protestant Church, yet knowing that swearing allegiance to "wizards" and "dra- gons" was absolutely incompatible with the plain teaching of Scripture, the question had no promise of easy solution. We agreed though the bitter persecution on : : : : : : : : : : : : : : iel ray church? What COmmitted? I refusedl the Klan and gave my[ It is not pleasant facts like these. But not be told? The surrounded me are surround thousands .Who desire to know the ~s the truth that makes Since I have been a Cath- Catholics open their in astonishment as I told inside working of the church. Children are to look upon h as the enemy of religion. It is the that encourages ed ex-nuns and ex- the houses in SPeak, who go about the intolerance and re- close their eyes to con- about by the Klan Protestant church and Peace, when there is no enemies to Church and of intolerance is here As I view the should on a cam- to clear of ignorance from the people, many of sincerely seeking the Custom Tailors 116 W. Fourth Safferstone - Dreeben Hat Co. Quality Products MILLINERY FISH BRAND SLICKERS TUF-NUT GLOVES QUALITY CAPS SAF-FUR.FELT HATS Instant Mail Order Service Wire Us Your Wants Safferstone - Dreeben Hat Co. L. D. 190 PHONE 4-1933 Little Rock, Ark. J. H. NIEMAINN I "Mercy" deserves to be framed in/ gold and hung in the parlors of ev-| ~_ ~ K. cry home in the nation. ] Through the Courier and other| J.B. BEWCZYNSKI, Mgr. Catholic papers we were beginning[ 220 West Fifth Street to learn the truth about the Catholic | Little Rock, Ark. Church. We had been reading more than|~.~t~.~t~t~A~.~.~t~ a year when I decided to call on aiVVvvvvvvvvvv, v Catholic priest. I had never talked ] to a priest in my life and was not[ sure what kind of roceptio wouldl For Good Bread be accorded me. But I took the| step and the priest selected was} and Cakes COMPLIMENTS CA/L HALL DRUG CO. Frederick Bakery 519 East Washington Avenue "~ ~C. "~ PHONE 4-0275 North Little Rock, Arkansas The Rexall Store THIRD AND MAIN Pho~aes: 4-2280----2281 North Little Rock, Arkansas Sandwiches and Soda Your Home Should Come First COMPLIMENTS FURNITURE 823 West Seventh. Phone 4.4422. Established 1891 Rogoski-Davenport Company Plumbing "v,..~L~L ! Hot Water and Steam Heating, GAS FITTING Repair Work Promptly Attended to. 307,309 W. SEVENTH ST. PHONE 9942 G. S. COMBS to Be Whipped. official board locked my tOUght surely persecution but not so. A Baptist of the Klan, or- My presiding a Methodist preacher I Years came with a band :at night to give me the A kind Prey|- anti-Klan meeting, PUrpose. try to describe all we e hands of a Klan-con- We txied' to |den- With the Nazarene Soon discovered it was Under control of the argot churches. file discussing the situa- Wi~e I asked if she re- The House That Saves You Money 621-623 Center St. @ WE TRUST YOU Phone 1547 Out of the High Rent District both of them stayed out of her com- ing conditionally baptized in October reunion. ~ 11844, by the coadjutor Bishop of Brownson, who used to repeat the,Boston. incident and whose son relates it inI Lord. Brougham has pronounced his life of his father, came into the / Brownson the greatest genius in Am- Church before the year was out, be. erica.--Liguorian. 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