The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, November 26, 1891, Image 1
AMERICAN V VOLUMt 1 OMAHA. Nlt, THUH50AV, NOVlMlUR M, HUM HI R S THE 7 X'- i tAKK Til KM MOM TlIK VRIKRTB. It I none too early to begin nuking yourself "w hat laws itti wo want en acted ij tlio next legislature V " Prob ably the first thing thntwdl pop Into your head will be, "a Inw tnxlng un improved church properly, or property hold Ity church organisations tor spco lilnllvo purposes." Thin would bo a good law. U Is 0110 that must Im en tietcd sooner or later, mid the sootier It is pi need on tho statute books, tlio sootier will tlio power of the KoiiiIhIi church In our nil' Urn of slate bo re duced to tho minimum. Hut I h tiro is ino other law which must Ijo enacted. It In ii rigid compulsory educational law. Ono that will make It obligatory upon parents and guardians to Hood their children and their wurds to pub lic school for n certain number of years. Tho years they should bo sent to the public school should bo between the ago of llvo and fourteen. After that ago tho parent or guardian should bo allowed to send children under their chargo to any school thoy may prefer. Homo any say thin would deprive tho parent of a God-given privilege which the Roman sheets usually assure us parents have ft part of tholr naturii right to do with their children as they seem to think most lilting, juid that, for that reason It would bo unconstitu tional, We do not claim to bo a con stitutional lawyer or any other kind .Jfvr Hctt'uut4!' yet -vo twiteve thvo who would raise that point, nro not nny better posted on constltutionnl law than they are on tho theology of the Roman church. Now, what Is law 'I Is It not an established usage or custom f Is It not the written will of n pouplo through their represent! ''-"--Jljitt Is so, and we elect ft hfr .'. tJ It passes a law In direct coiifornilty with tlio constitution of the United Nlates, will It not be lawful ? Who will presume to say the stale lias not the right to regulate !iow, when, and where her future citizens shall be educated. The government has tho right to ptoloct Itself. It can only do so by Interesting itsidf In the formation of the diameter of those who In tho years to come, will be Its rulers. No child that acquires a thorough Roman education will be a proper person In whoso hands to trust the Interests of this groat nation. A Roman parochial school education tends to juako Its recipient "better Roman Catholics, but worse American citizens." This Is the testimony of their own bishops, of the editors of their own papers, then why should we not accept it its true, and make It obligatory upon parents to educate their children In tho public schools, and give them the "polish" in whatever school they may deem best adapted to tho needs of tho children. Tho ono thing to bo guarded against Is tho Inllueiica of the priest. Take the child out of ids hands between tho n go of five and fourteen, and send him to tlio public schools, mid when he leaves he will be proud to boast of the fact that lie is nn American citizen first - probably a Roman Catholic after wards. No ono knows what the result of such a law would be, better than the priest, for that reason they would oppoMi bitterly nny and every, ntn u whom tho Protestants would nominate on such ii plat form. They would be gin by showing, In their Jesuitical wny, that the light was not in favor of H public school education, but against Roman parochial schools. They would raise their old, threadbare cry of "dragging religion Into politics," their senseless charge that it was ii know nothing movement, engaged in by white cap, backed by such "disreputa ble people" as ministers, doctors, law yers, mechanics and merchants who had "been burn to be damned" (M. V. Gannon) long before the reigning pontiff the prisoner In tho Vatican became Infallible. Vet what will all this remit In? Simply In consolidating the Protestant vote and making it more apparent, If possible, that the Roman church Is the greatest enemy our form of government has ever known, and causing Protestants to regard with sus picion every net of the Roman hie rarchy. And well may they begin to regard Its nets In that light, for have thoy not boasted that thoy would control America before 1W00? Do thoy not now even today claim this us lhair country? J)o they not claim all the iiuttat wittfn they could c!alm all the murderers with better grace? Do they not regard you us a reshient and n citi zen only through their kindness? Do thoy not teach false history in their schoolii lauding John Hughes find but barely mentioning tho martyr Lincoln, extolling the trickster Loyola and al most Ignoring tho Illustrious Grant? We say they do. It is easy to prove. For that reason wo favor n strict com pulsory educational law which will contain tlio words: "All children resid ing within tills Mato after tho passage of this net shall attend the public schools contluously between the ages of live and fourteen years." - Tlio Working Women's union will meet every Thursday evening at 12.'l North Fifteenth street,, corner Capllo avenue, Jacob's block. Tim alms mid objects of this organization are to form n protective union for us many of llio thousands of working women In Omaha its feollho need or Hon the benefit of such nn organization, (.'lurks, factory employes, domestic servants, and all women who earn their dally bread are eligible to membership mid are cor dially Invited to attend those meetings. MUM, l' K, DOWNH, Ml(M, A, F, Jlotinir, President. Heo rotary, Mr.IU ', Knowlton has boon doing somo painting for us tlio luni few days, and wo ctu heartily recommend him to all our friends its a good workman. Ho can paint tho Inside of your house with out soiling your carpets, If you do not earn Ut fake them up, h office Is located nt in!! Hlioely block. Give Mm it trial, , . , TllK constitution of tlm United Wales should have a place among the text Issiksofour public schools. Ko should tho Declaration of Independence, 80MK STATISTICS. M. V. Gannon (Into attorney fur Murphy the slugger, before I,oo llols ley, the police Judge who "made a mis take") candidate for district pier, nt the Grand Opera house made the abor tion that every republic except black Liberia had been founded and settled Ly Catholics." This Is true in one respect only for it was owing to Roman Catholic Intolerance, oppres sion and persecution that the Puritans left ilritalu and the Huguenots left Franco to seek religious liberty In the new world. Rut when ho went on to speak of Irish Catholic patriotism and loyalty in tho lalo war tho palpable falsehood of Ids statements becomes rank and disgusting, in view of the official figures as given by tlio New York Sun and tho Intcr-Ocean of Chi cago. The total enlistment during the war period, 18U.Kir, was; Native Americans.... I,5!i'l.nan or Trt.ts per rent, Irish 144 'JIM fir 7.14 " llrltlsh Americans.... IW.NKI or li.iw " I Jennim. Vii ihki or s.tii " 4ViWor 8.l " W.seoor .'1.7(1 " MiikIInIi All Others,. Total ,l S.IIIS.IXKI IIKSICIITIONS, White troops, regulars " " volunteers Colored I MIS iro.aiii l!M Total , Iim.nm Irish 73 per eoiit.(lormiiii.,..l(l per cent, American,. 5 " A II others, 1 " In connection with this, note tho fact that tho pope, by open letter, Decem ber 8, lKH.'l, recognized JelT Davis and tho confederacy and deprecated war and It Is safe ti conclude that , tho 72 per cent, of all tho deserleri were Catholic. For 72 per cent, of tho total desertions are 1 1!1,3I2, and an tho total Irish enlistment was 111,200, wo have but 888 good or loyal Irish In that entire number, a proportion of ono out of every 102. Now, reflect that the class who furnished 72 per cent, or nearly three-fourths of all tho deserters, nro holding not lens than three-fourth of all tlio ofllclal positions in tills country, and you have tho answer to tho oft-heard question, "What Is tho object and tlio mission of the A. P. AP" Think of III Ono loyal Irishman out of every U12I All honor to that ono loyal man; but think of 101 traitor in ofll clal positions over each such loyal Irishman. Till! METHOD I BT 1IOBV1TAL There Is located in Omaha a new hospital, at ill) Houth Twentieth street, under the management of tho Metho dist church. Provision is made for prompt and skillful treatment of pa tients by educated surgeons, physicians and specialists. Trained nurses devote their tlmo to caring for tho sick or wounded who may seek relief In lis wards. Applicants who ttro ablo to pay are charged ft fee. Those who are without money are treated and nursed gratuitously; and no quest Ions are Asked regarding their faith or church relations. Any person in health may become a member of the Hospital association, for n year, by tho payment of fdO Into Its treasury; and such active member shall bo entitled to free admission, In the event of sickness, Including bed, board, nursing and doctors' care. In tho opinion of tho management the time lias come when n well ap pointed Protestant hospital would I hi palrotdrcd In this city, Henceforward every maimed or sick person, who is without a home, may lied n place where he will be cared for and receive the sympathy, attention mid prsyeis of conscientious nurses. Good beds and palatable food are furnished, and every want of a patient Is anticipated, Hitherto St. Joseph's (Catholic) hos pital hail to be depended upon In an emergency. Since the projection of tho new institution, patients at least havo tho opportunity of making a choice. And somo having already used tho privilege of preference, now express their gratitude without hesi tancy that there Is an organized Protestant hospital accessible. Tho public has been liberal In Its gifts to this new charity, for which the ladies who have done a large sharo ot tho soliciting are thankful. There is no such Intention as to confine tho bonovolonco of this hospital to tho city of Omaha. Its patronizing territory embraces the stales of Nebraska and Iowa, and its doors are open to any patron living insido those boundaries; and donations, bequests, or any grade of gratuities, will bo most acceptable from either state. PLRSONAL MENTION, Mr. A. II, Mortz, editor of the 1'oopln'n Union Mission, of Davenport, town, ono of the host American papers puhllslieil In tlm wont, has been In Omaha for more than a week fookliiK after tho Interests of his paper, Our people havu been, as they usually are, milte liberal, me) ijulto n numher of Friend Mori,' papers will no Into Omaha homes hereafter, Mr, Randall and several other lloatrlce Kontlomon paid Omaha a visit Tuesday, Mr. J. N. KIIIihi, of (Joliimhus, was In Omaha Tuesday on his way to lllalr. Messrs, Itohlnson, Hoys, McfauKhlln and I'-. I', llrowstor, of Orand Island, were pleasant (tailors at Tiim Aukiikmn olllce Tuesday. J, H, Hatfield, of Columbus, visited I'll n Amkiocan olllce Wwdnesday, flayard fuller, of Columbus, was In Omaha Tuesday accompanied by Messrs, McAllister and flaloi, Messrs. Ono Id, Thomas, I Hoi tor and other Ashland citizens, worn In Omaha the first of the week, AUE YOU IN TlIlB't TliK AmkIIKJAN believes In IsiMtowltig upon deserving mortals some llttln token of appreciation for loyal and patriotic services, To this end wo bavo concluded to raise a fund to purchase mi approprjato present for Miss Kmnift Connor, of Crawfordsvllio, Jnd,, who courageously placed mid kept In jsisltlon tlio stars mid stripes at the school house In which sbo taught, after they bad been torn down and trampled in tlio dust by three disloyal Indiana citizens. In order that others may 1st lead to emulate her example wo will give her ft Is'iiiitlfiil gold emblem, on which will Imj engraved ft "little rod school house," iiImivo which will lly a mliiaturo flag, All tlioso whodoslro toald In purchasing this Isiiiutlful mid appropriate gift, are requested to send in whatever amount they feel ablo to contribute. Iot us honor u woman who will protect "ur ling. How much wlllyoiiglvo? Credit given In this column; Tho American 1.1,00, .,,. t Through Pullman Palace Sleepers between Denver and Now Orleans via tho Union Paclflo only.