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Page Thirty-Two THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 17, 1927 / THE IRON HAND l oo ,oor,ooo Why were the Sunday supplements IN MEXICOIsilent? Perbaps it was as well. An infinitely grea~er Sacrifice, which was at the same time the most sin- (Continued from page 28.) rest of the world. Before it was sup- pressed, young ladies belonging to the Guadalajara Branch, had posted themselves at the doors of cinemas and other places of public amuse- menu and asked people not to attend them. This was part of the boycott, which may have been wise or unwise, but which was certainly not illegal. Yet those girls were arrested by the police, dragged through the streets, fined and then sent to prison. This outrage was perpetrated in open daylight, in the City of Guada- lajara, the second or third largest city in Mexico. Mr. Dwyer, the American Consul, reported it to his Government. Captain Holm, the British Vice Consul, reported it to his Government. When a strike is called in some factory by the C. R. O. M; and all the workers march out, they do not pendous event in human history, was consummated without eliciting a sin- gle comment from contemporary po- ets and historians; and Augustus Caesar probably went to his grave in complete ignorance of it. Yet that sacrifice regenerated the earth, and in the same way the innocent blood that has been shed by Calles during the last year may regenerate Mexico. I might add that my informant disappeared mysteriously the day af- ter he told me this terrible narrative; and, as he had made engagements with me which he would not break, without letting me know, I conclud- ed that he also had gone to join de Silva and Melgarejo. But I had known him long enough to realize the falsity of the com- plaint, sometimes made even by American Catholics, that the Mexi- leans are incapable of ruling them- I selves, that there is not a strong, edu- cated, man among them. On the con- ALONG THE ROSARY TRAIL I clasp your hand, dear Mary, When the day's last flame is low, Then ou~ along the Rosary Trail We two. in silence, go. The trees are richly fragrant, The waters deep and still While a solemn benediction Falls on valley, seat and hlll. It is a holy trysting place From all the world apart, It is the time when I confess The secrets of my .heart. I contemplate those distant years So fearful, yet of joy, When you were Virgin Mother, And Christ, your little boy. I feel my coward flesh retreat Before your piercing pain When you saw Him bruised and bleeding. Wantonly, cruelly slain. I see the shadows deepening, breathe the air of night, need to picket the door, for a gen-ltrary' there are many strong, edu- But the Resurrection morning darme takes his stand under the red I cared men in Mexico. There are law- Will bring eternal light. flag hoisted above the entrance and lyers, authors, professors, journalists, prevents anyone from entering the landowners and publicists whose won-ks until the employer gives way; standard of education and of honor in other words, the State does the religius'is[ as high as that of any public man picketing. But when, for a north of the Rio Grande. I have met purpose, girls of education and re-I many of these men, and I am c~n- finement picket a theater or a cin-~vinced that excellent cabinet minis- ema, the police do not merely take tters" administrators and presidents could be found among them. They are not in power, because Calles, Ob- regon and the other Sorfora gunmen have seized on the machinery of'gov- ernment and cannot be got rid of by constitutional means. Moreover, in seizing on the machinery of govern- menL these gunmen were powerfully assisted by the United States. Save in the time of Porfirio Diaz, the State Department has invariably helped that Mexican party which calls itself liberal and constitutional, and has invariably opposed the Catholic and conservative parties. The pres- ent trouble in Mexico is due to the intervention of the United States in the past. That fact can be proved quite incontrovertibly from history. Another way that you can prove You're not so very bright Is hesitating on a track When there's a train in sight. Houston Post-Dispatch. M. It, Pierce Pres. J. S. Pierce, Mgr. Compliments of M. H. PIERCE LUMBER CO. 300-302 North Moose Street Phone 421 MORRILTON, ARK. When in Altus See Us at the Model Drug Store "Where Quality Is Paramount" Frigidaire Fountain Service. Authorized Agents for Atwater-Kent and R. C. A. Radios DR. J. L. POST, Prop. Phones 26 and 91 Jno. M. McGlynn GROCERY AND FEED "Good Merchandise, Prompt Service Kind and Courteous to All" Is Our Motto. PARIS, ARKANSAS Complimeflts of BOTTLING CO. NuGRAPE "A Flavor You Can't Forget" their names and afterward serve' them with summonses; they ,arres~ them , drag them brutal] y through the streets and lock them up, generally in the same cell as prostitutes, some- times in the same room as drunken soldiers. 54 Members of One Society Killed I had the honor of meeting the president of the Society of Catholic Youth in Mexico City; naturally, he was "on the run," and in disguise. IIe is a young layman, a distinguish- ed lawyer, and all that he told me made a very great impression on me. I asked him about his society, and he told me that in every Mexican town it had meeting halls, libraries and study circles. It was the germ out of which a great organization might have grown, but now its leading members are dead, in prison, abroad or hidding. There were over 6,000 ConserVatives in prison on July 1 of this year, and 54 members of the So- ciety of Youth had been killed. He told me how Joaquin de Silva y Carrasco and Manuel Melg~rejo, both members of his organization, had met death; and though the story is not new to the readers of The Com- monweal, it was new to me then, and moved me profoundly. Joaquin was twenty-seven years of age and Met- garejo seventeen; neither of them was making war on the government. no weapon was found on them, only religious propaganda. The life of Joaquin was so exemplary and h~s death so heroic that his intercession is already solicited by pious Catholics all over Mexico, and there is a ,~-ide- spread demand for his canonization. The president of the society gave me a long list of miraculous cures that had been brought as a result of pray- er in his name; and, doubtless, these will be inquired into by the compe- tent authority when the proper time comes. When told that he and his com- panions must die, he said: "As for me, kill me or do with me what you will, but as for this youd#, who is only seventeen years old, let him go free." The boy ans~wered rapidly, how- ever, "No, Joaquin, I wish to die with thee." Even the officer in charge of the military party told to shoot them seems to have been so touched by etlae bravery of these two that he wir- ed to Calles personally to know i he was to shoot them or to send them to Mexico City. Calles' reply consisted of one word: "'Fusilelos"--"Shoot Them." On their way from the barracks where they were imprisoned, to" the cemetery where they were shot, they sa.id the Rosary out loud. Before the fatal volley was fired, Joaquin declined' to be blindfolded. "I am not a Criminal," he said, "I myself wil give the signal to fire. When I cry 'Long live Christ the King! Long live the Virgin Guadalupel' then you ma~fire." Upon this one of the soldiers threw down his rifle and said, "I will no~ fire. I think as you do. I am a Catholic." This soldier was imme- diately arrested, and was himself shot the next day. Joaquin, when all was ready for the, final order, said to Melgarejo, "Take off your hat for we are go- ing to appear before God." Then turning to' the soldiers, he cried, "Vive Cristo ReyI Viva la Virgen de GuadalupeI" These were his last words. The New ~ork Dailies Why did not the grea~ New York dailies carry this story? Why were CONWAY,,ARK. So Mary, draw me closer, I know you understand. I coun~ each bead a sapphire rare On Time's strange shifting sand. Frances de Sales Tobin. SAID "NO" ALL RIGHT Little Frank had returned home I after being out to dinner, and hisi mother said : I I "I hope, when it came to extra helping, that you had manners enough to say 'No'." "Yes, mother, I said 'No' sevexal times." "You did?" exclaimed his mother, proudly. "Yes, Mrs. Blank kept asking me if I had enough." London has a snake hospital. Per- haps they can teach the adder to keep the books. Compliments of J. H. IMBODEN & SON Lumber, Shingles, Lime, Cement, Brick, Windows and Doors Builders' Hardware PHONE 86 MORRILTON, ARK. HEFLIN INSULTS OUR PATRIOTS (Continued from page 25.) rues of Maryland and later of Ala- bama, to be admiral ~o the Confed- erate navy? Why did Mr. Davis commission Judge Mann, a Roman Catholic, to represent the Confederacy in Eu- rope? Why did Davis and Lee and "Joe" Johnston, and Stonewall Jackson and "Jeb" Stuart, and Bedford Forrest,. and the noble troop of Confederate generals confide implicitly in their fellow-citizens of Roman Catholic faith? A Patriot Priest Does Mr. HefIin forge~ that it was a Catholic, James Ryder Randall, of Maryland, who wrote the Confeder- acy's battle song, "Maryland, My Maryland ?" Does he forget that "The Sword of Lee" and "The Conquered Banner," were written by Father Ryan a Ro- man Catholic priest, appointed chap- lain in the Confederate army by Pres- Catholics done for Alabama, for the ALIENS ADMITTED South, for America, that is compar- able to the patriotic work done byDuring the fiscal year Roman Catholics l i k c Raphael 30, 1926, Secretary of Scmmes, James Ryder Randall, Fa- J. Davis, in his annual ther Ryan, 'General Beauregard or ed 496,106, aliens were Stephen J. Mallory, to say nothing of 227,755 deported, Roger B. Taney and Edward Douglas crease of 268,351 in the White, two Roman Catholics whose laion of the United States. images now stand at the altar of jus-! rice in the nation's court of last re- sort? "What is your occupation! Honor, honor, eternal honor to the the judge, sternly. names of these true patriots! Shame, "i haven't any," replied shame, everlasting shame to him who "I just circulate around,' so would asperse their revered dust! 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