The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, October 28, 1892, Image 1

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III tlio CJmrvJ, A')"', published Hi
Washington, H-ptember Imii, PiC,
I'aI lift Htephnit denies having m rllti it
tltl let Iff, mill ay:
''I tint Iced III llll tlcWptlpC- ft Stllto
tllelll Hllll I hllll Si'llt H t'lllllldcllt lt
pamphlet to nil the priest In the
Prilled suites, 'I'd In I a silly it It I
However, the iliHMimi'iit l lii our
possession, Tim I III"' page In Hit follows:
"Deport of H.-v. J. A. Stophnii, Di
rector, to lllifht It v, lllshnp M, Marty,
President of the Huronu of Cnthollo
I ml inn Missions, for the year IxiU-irJ.
Washington, I). C. Pre of Gedriey ,v
Hobort Company,
From It wo cull the following:
Wahiiinuton, I). C July 27, Wl.
KiuiiT Hkviskkno Dhau kiii :
1 havo the honor to unbuilt herewith
my Annuiit Heport, arid In view of tho
Important event that havo transpired
during tlio pant your, I fool obliged to
reviow at somo length tho relations of
thin Bureau with tlm hand of tlio In
dian Officii and oMior Onvnrnmont of
ficial, moro particularly slneo. Inly 1st,
tlio day Mr. Morgan became Com
tnlmilorior of Indian Affair, And In
connection with thl matter 1 am con
strained to roquot that yon will keep
tbl report from tho eye of the public;
not for tho reaon that tlm public should
not know of tho foot herein stated, for
those foci h(;iild be known of all men,
and Iwing known, I am sure they would
cauwi every good citizen of whatever
parly or religion Ut marvel at tho
bigotry and inteloranon which have
crippled tho hand of the church In it
work of educating and redeeming from
itiKnn'i?XMWh',n ol our Jndluri
ward, V,ii thl I tho year of a I'reI
dontlal cloctlon, arid If thl arraign-
, merit of tho Indian oflloo woro glvon to
the public at thl tlmo party prejudice,
perverting tl" judgment of even tho
ImHt of men, would denounco it a an
attempt to furnlnb jutft f nitn ammuni
tion to one of tho pnrtlc uu the con-
t!t, Thl reult, anticipate, that it
may be obviated, I am, and for many
year have been, a member of tho par
ty to which tho bigoted ('ommlwdonor,
and tho not much le bigoted l'rel-
(lent belong; and while J dlHparago
their official conduct and action In the
matter of thl report, I deprecato the
idea that r.nythlng that f may feel It to
bo my duty to ny to you in behalf of
our moMt rlghteou caimo, and In pro
t't agalrmt tho effort of canting pub
lic oUtoer to drlvo u from ono of our
rnot loved fluid of labor In behalf of
tho MriNter, nhould he ued in a cam
paign of party politic. Therefore, to
., you, and through you to tho other
Jhop to whom tho fact herein con
tained Hboiihl bo imulo known, f re
pnctfully trarmmlt thl report, with
tho caution f have Included In thl It
introductory paragraph.
Prior to July It, 1SH!, tho mot
friendly relation oxlwted between thl
llurenu arid all tho olllclal with whom
It trariHiicled It bulno, and tho ame
harmonlou relation would havo con-tlriii-d
to thl day if Mr, Morgan ha1
not liegun a cruwlu Hgalnntour work,
tho particular of which will bo do
tailed further on.
When tho pre of the country an
nounced In June, that Mr, Mor
gan va to ueceed Mr, John If, OIorly
a (!ommlHloner of Indian Affair;
wa Informed In moro than one way of
omo of tho antecedent of Mr, Morgan,
I learned that ho wa a preacher ud
inomlwir of what I called tho "League
for tho Protection of American Iiwlltu
tlori," I ascertained alo that ho had
been a public lecturer, and that tho
ubJoi:!tof ormof hi lecture wa "Jlomo
Oppood to American Institution,"
Karly In July, Jhhii, tho Into Father
Willard, a Vlco Director of thl
' lureaii, called at tho Indian Olllee,
(.rid wa plainly told by Mr, Morgan
tlvlit tho Contract Hchool Hyteui would
'w iip!reded; that ho (Morgan) wa
oppood l-o tlm principle of upii tlng
school uch it our at (iovernment cx
penwo, and that while ho could not at
thai; time abolish tho system, ho would
a rapidly a possible replocu tho church
school by Government school.
Karly In hi administration ho re
moved nearly all the Catholic ho
found in tho Government school nor
'vlco and In many instance filled their
jdaoc by tho appointment of preachers
ItiMt rll Inn
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trlt'Nily liml if Hit imoii mvt
iililll. i o fit nil iiiii Imlli ii'i .1 ln
wmil.l, ihl(! hi fmii )i Hi' l.iliinf
eltiii', lin all our wliimU, ftttil lliii
I'liH.lii'li II I m S h, Mil Ml lim. Ii UUi
hllll Iuh'II H.' M.Mllil l flHTii) 1 1 In
hi" lllif' 'hMlilly pliwl yl lllg m-hmiU.
To ge I hi unfair mid unfriendly
man it i Die IihIIiui iltiiN, ami If
hi"Iii liittn knine fitli'-ililltiU'd gentle
man lake In place, I pul fni'lh every
effort, beginning ir wllh my nildre
to Ills Kmlueiiee ami ('atilltml and
(I'lige .1) to some thirty Archbishop
Hud IlUhops at the meeting In lliiltl
nioie at the lime of the Centennial or
Catholic Congress. That meeting
unanimously agreed that something
should Ihi done, ami u committee con
sisting of Archbishop Ireland nud
Itlnrdan was selected to call on the
President and lay Is'fure hiinour views
on tho apKilntment of Mr. Morgana
Commissioner (,f Indian Affair and,
Mr, Porchesbu" ns Superintendent of
Public Schools. JMsbop Chatard, of
Indiana, and myself accompanied that
couimlttno, Wccalhid upon President
Harrison by appointment, and had a
conference with him in tho presence of
Hecretarle Ululno ami Wlndorn. At
thl interview tho President slated
that ho wanted tho Indian children
educated In Government Mehoid, thus
endorwing Morgan' policy in that re
spect, and ho denied our reijuest to
withdraw tho nomination of Messrs.
Morgan and Dorchester, thus showing
hi preference for them two men to the
hierarchy and Catholic of tho country,
In view of the failure at the White
House, the only con rso loft mo was to
fight tho confirmation of these men in
tho Senate. The history of that light
I too reoent and well-known to need
comment, but I mustritnark that there
never had been tt battle in the Senate
that appeared mora promising, and
never wa one lost more signally,
Everything scorned to favor the dc
feat of hi confirmation when certain
clement I wa told the President
entered into the oontet which changed
tho wholo situation, Morgan adroitly
rnisirrg'tbwrellgfoiaJ losue," MM thcro
wa a Homlsh conplracy to defeat him,
and that tho Jesuit wanted him pun
ished for hi public chool system
views; ami through the aid of the
(Pago 4) American League and kindred
socletle ho succeeded In uniting in
hi uport a mifJleiont number to con
firm hfm. Ho had the whole power of
tho administration, from tho President
down, at hi bock, and tho vast patron
ago of hi ownolllce,
During tho debate in both Houses,
much wa said In favor of our system of
school; and no opportunity wa ever
allowed to pas to present their merit
In tho ires of the country, Tho pur
pose wa to lose no ground, If we
could not extend our work, we hoped
to maintain It Hlntun liin,
While contending for the appropria
tion above mentioned, we met with
much opposition, for the Senator and
memlsir were flooded with remon
strance against granting ah to our
school, and the American League, the,
Committee of One Hundred ol Hoston
and Lynn, Mas,, ent on memorial
protesting against such appropriations,
I publicly, in tho pre, charged Mor
gan with stirring up thl opooltlon,
and to this day he ha not denied it,
Thl Commissioner never tire In hi
work of crippling u, and I clearly
foresaw that he would succeed in hi
purpose to destroy our ytem of chool
If allowed, and therefore I used all the
Influence I could commund to got the
President and the Secretary of tho
(Page f) Interior to Interpose In our
behalf, but failed. It will I.- een by
what follow that they not only did not
favor u, but on tho contrary took the
same view of tho relation and the fu
ture of our chooI a were put fortli by
Mr, Morgan,
Note what the President, in hi An
nual McHsago, at the opening of tho
filst Congress, stated In regard to the
contract school;
"The National school for Indian
have been very successful, and should
bo so organized Bnd conducted a to
facilitate the transfer of the school to
the State or Territory In which thy
are iwateu. " " " Jlil condition
of thing will li attained slowly, but
It will bo hastened by keeping it In
mind, And in the malntlme, that co-
0ieratlon between the Government
and the Mission schools, which ha
wrought much good, should ho cordial
ly and impartially maintained,"
He gave u not one word of hope
that the schools built by u upon the
Invitation of the (iovernment would
Notk, Father Stephan continue
with thu publication of letter and
complaint, in which Morgan I severe
ly cenuroJ.j
ihii f'm nil'iil Im'ui tlte nMoliitl
( Ti. ity longer than ep t tin nn
ihi ht ii l!i. NnUminl html cunl.l
k mull lpli d lo ii iiliin' iter, sinl III
the nii'iiiitlliie e UunlilU' I telt 111 ly
l-Im n ulmt we litelU'. ii gi'ttlnif hum
the I'lW imi ftilililtiitlitlili.
Ill Ul (! lvpei I n( Heeri In! J Noblil
we tin, I s. vei nl page of pralsii fur Mi
NmIIhiiiiI sehimls, e'elnlly ef I ni lUli
Hllil then this fulliiM ;
"Tin w hunt sylein, with It attend
ant pi net lees, I wwi ltiy of niloptluil
and eJipniisloii, mil II It limy ! inadit to
eit,hiee all the I lid Inn youth.
I lie iS hi IoiihI system inny grow veil1
riipldly ami yet other Ihi nun. I wel
come a co-worker In thl benevolent
eiuie; but the National system should
hnvtt precedence, and In the ene of
conflict It should lie preserved ami ad
Thus at the outset the President, thu
Secretary of tin) Interior and the Com
mlsslonerof Indian Affairs were In en
tiro accord. The President would glvo
us eon true ts In the meantime, whlh)
the National schools were lining mult I
piled; tho Secretary would do the same;
hut In case of conflict would glvo pru
eeilorioo to th (iovernment school,
and Morgan would do tin; rest. Ho
would build these schools alongside of
our, start tho con it let, and the le
truotion of our work wa to follow,
The schools especially appropriated
for, and which the Secretary had In
mind were Kensaloer, Harming and
Hluck Feet, 'J'Iiim' tiiiimiritilionH wrre
Mimrrd iiijntnut yrrut oyjiimilion, nitlwul
Ihpiirliiu nl rrrotnnu win! ton, awl (iialiitt
lite iii!iUv prolm ' rif Ctintiitiminniir Mor
gan ami IiIm riant and these
school now annually receiving over
Ml,000 would not bo in receipt of ony
cent of Government aid to-day if It had
not been for the action of Congress
So wo had to return tocongresonee
more to perfect the work begun at If
lirstsesslon, f and when the fight
opened at the second session of tho filst
Congress wo were ready for tho Mor
gans, McCords, Alliances, League, etc,,
which we knew we hod to confront,
The dimgriHitlonal ilminl of that e-
itl.rl utll ul..ur utfl uf,uf I. II uu
wcr Bswuiefi, our. nrr faitring, w
pressed on and secured the adoption of
an lU-m In tho appropriation bill that
threw over every one of our school
and all other contract school the same
protection and recognition that wa
awarded Curllhs or any of tho other
(iovernment school. When tho Indian
Appropriation Hill for that year be
came a law I felt that, our work, o far
a (iovernment aid wa concerned, wa
more ecuro than ft ever hod been bo
fore, and all that would bo necessary In
tho future would bo to watch the en
croachment Into our territory, call
tlm Attention of Cong mm to tho same,
and to see to it that money enough wa
voted from time to time to carrv on tho
I shall riot attempt to enumerate all
of tlm many dlfllciiltle wc experienced
during the first two year of Mr, Mor
gan' adminltratlon, Our letter-book
are full of correspondence showing that
w had to contest every Inch of ground:
that no favor wa ever shown u,
Mr, Morgan should have boon prompt
ly turn wc red that wfldid not care what
hi policy was, nor what hi -clflc
order from the Piesldent were, a high
er power than either, namely the Con-
gres of the United Stab-, having put
It seal of approval on the contract sys
tem by granting appropriations for the,
school at Harming and Mack Feet,
and having Incorporated an Item In
the Appropriation Hill appropriating a
suflloicfit amount of money to renew
all the contract,
(NWK, Tho following quotation I
from Mr. Morgan' letter to Father
"I have in A Mcparato communication
uggosted ( ym ),,, desirability of
some ofllclal exprombm on your part of
your disapproval, a a liun iiu, of any
opposit ion on the part of school under
your charge to Government schools,"
Nom-In reply to thl, Father
Stepbari wi M, on the same Jingo;)
Mr, Morgan should have boon, fold
In anwer to tbl to clean before hi
own door, to stop hi Captain Pratt
and other from vllllfylng our schools;
to rnaku hi Oovcrniront school sued
Institution a father could with safe
ty send their daughter to; that then
no one would oppose his Government
schools, cvcri if wo did oppoe a citizens
their flxtcnslon. .
J have noyor visited the Indian Of
fice since that unworthy man became
It hem), nor did lever find It neces
sary, Vv will gain nothing by crying over
the past, and we slum hi at once pre
pare for tho future, Profiting by ex
iwirionoo, wo should re-organle our
llureau, and so conduct It that sreb
disaster as has ls-en Its recent lot ca-i
never befall It again,
Faithfully yours,
(hionkd.I J. A. Htkimiam,
Ht. Hkv, M. Mahtv,
Pres. Hd Catholic Indian Mission.
M! WHItl 1 1M AMI MJU'aN
HAS 111 t IUMIIIN(I t Ml M
A MM Mill Ailltlt ili.l4 Id l Mlnn
nl lit Cmtnli, Vhlh t)llir fal.l.iU
khnulil ttrf (nrf Hrt
Deliult 1 shalti'ii friiin ei iiler to eh1'
i'uiiifiiTtit' wit the action taken by
the city m'IiimiI liiK'i'tiir, In refusing
to termtl twelve Hiiiiinti cut hole' pmii-
chlnl whiNil grailuntes, In etiuis'te fur
lenehers' eertllicHtcs ut n lute e,niiilti-
iitloii, held ill thu city of Detroit.
On the face i'f II. the mutter assumes
the aS'ct of bigoted illsei'lmlmitloii on
the putt of the llisNetor, hut. on
little more innturii coiisiileratliiii iiilte
a different light Is thrown iihhi the
action. In the llrst place, these young
women were educated at the parochial
schools, under the direct supervision of
Kouilsh priests -mule mill female. One
of the chief dogma taught In these
I (urn bih schools Is -from llrst to Inst
that the publlu schools of Auierlen, anil
especlnlly of Detroit, are hot-laid of
atlielsm, Immorality and vice of every
character. They aro taught, that chil
dren attending public schools would
grow up godless criminal, ami any
Catholic parents sending thoirchlldrcri
to such chiMi would go ilimi Id hell.
Now, these HomaniMt young women
knowing the fearful character of these
"hot-bed of Infamy," what wa the
reason such Innocent buds of prom
Iso should eek to obtain certificate to
b ach in the same? Tlio reason I oh
vlou. It I on exactly tho same prim
elplo that Archbishop Ireland I, and
ha been working in Minnesota, and
the Human Catholic propose to invade
tho public schools, by forcing their
nun either veiled or enihryotlc-In
as teachers, and a tho mountain will
not come to Muhommad, soMahommad
must go Ut the mountain.
Dr. MeOlyrw ha left It on record,
that "hurl tin re. Iieen no pnhUf. m ltool,
Hare imnhl he, no jiarmlibd wIumIh."
Pricstlsm want education for the
manse i, outwIJo of a very homeopath lo
solution of the threo "KV adminis
tered tothelrchlldron, The catechism
of the church i all that I necessary,
Hut Protestantism ha forced the
lighting, and now all left the Homlsh
priesthood, I to force (Jul hoi 1c teach
er Into tho public school.
Think of It! Forced to allow their
(Mire Immaculate women, Ut sit down
In "a hot-bed of vice and Isild fruied
vllcnes," and teach In the public
school !
And the crowning thorn In this
'Witch of slight," I that they would
nal bo permitted to compete for certifi
cate !
Why wa thi thiiHly? When Inter
viewed upon thoubjoc, Philip Coffin,
chairman of tho committee on teacher,
Hinted tho reason for tho cxcliwlon wa
that the board did not conlder them
eligible, the candidate not having
graduated from a atato high school nor
were they up to tho laridard of the
state university, tho educational In
stitution rerognltfed by the Jioard of
Of course, J ime howl! DUbop
Foley and Father Van Dyke chanwsUtr
l,e the action of Chairman Collin a
"narrow-minded prejudice" and advo
cate the substitution of moro Homlsh
minded mcmis-r upon the hoard of ed
ucation, Further, wherisH aklugiisin
the subjectof the would-lsi candidate
Hlshop Foley ald; "Ho far a ur
school are concerned, you can stafi,
on iy authority that I consider them
not only equal but superior to the pub
lic schools,"
Tbi latter la invniiilnim negative
concession, on the part of Hlshop Foley,
in fnvor of tho free chool system and
In the face of theharootorCatholi;lm
gives to American public schools, I
one of the phase In the question and
In the word of Demosthenes to the
Athenian we should "tlovbl lite llre.ik
hearing iif I." Hlshop Foley I entire
ly tfsieasy and tolerant, when he places
hi parochloal system on a level or but
little superior (?) to the public school,
Hut here' what Catholicism ha to
say alsiut America' public school In
a pamphlet issued by the Jesuit of
Detroit, and licaring the endorsement
of Hlshop Foley, It In the form of
an appeal to the I Ionian Catholic par
ent of Detroit;
"Where shall I send my child? Shall
It Is) to the Catholic school, whence It
shall return dally with the blessing of
God upon It brow? Or shall It Is- Ui
tho public selusd, where I am strictly
forbidden not to send it, and whence,
after contact with Jew and Gentile, it
will dally return to show but a greater
loss of the blessing conferred by bait
Usui? Have 1 enough of the old Cath
olic spirit to Hcnd my child where iu
character will Is) formed Catholic and
strong; or will I kneel down and sacri
fice il l.l lllllllllllMll Hl'd pi hit H,i
nnti sup inn hem 'iinilniig ihi
fttnt Is fin n Imii llllg IHI)c)HiU
U due I lie Inn nf Ii fcll hoi ' Am I H
flu It inn, imi lit ny H I si Iml le. Hint
Will I ih I'llie ii mini HMil llie sunt el
lii V el Ihi rt it ol Ibe liw nl Hie nei
lin lil In cm i y mil my illtt'ii' iim hiiiI
iinwiii t It y Intent Inns
I lu-e nii Inilii'il llliwi (M l Imi line
Don, whleh I'nlhulle Hie new railed
II pi Ml III sill I n Ik'fillll HllllSlI llM'l We
piny inil lienrllly Hint Gnl's iihii
Milt V "hill" III the belli I of Mil Cntlinllc
imrehiH, Unit theii inny ihi tm enwnril
ntiimiL'Ht lle ni. but tliHlthey inny ktmiv
their duly, niul ktuiw lng ilnre fulllll li.
We desire nil Cat ho le lif the piu Uli
to tnk nil Interest III the children, and
when it h known thnlniiy wenk Cut ho
llo I nlsiut to full In hi duty, h t the
ensii lie ii'ferred at olieo to nun of the
ousters, '
AgHln, III Hie snnie Issue nf the hiiiiio
imiiihlet, we llml tho tollim lug ;
"Next Week tlm luiriichiiil schisils
will Isi opened fur tho mw session.
I'uronU are thinking ahout it. Just
here, tH'fore any ai'i'iiiigeiueui are
made, we urge iiihiil them the coiihhler'
iithm of their spiritual duties to their
rli llili-oii. I licy must give tiieir clill
ilren a christian education. They will
not regret It If they attend to II now
They will havo reason to regret 1 1 In
their old ul'c, and perhaps through
eternity, If they neglect It now. These
spiritual initios ran not lie complied
with by sending them to the public
scImmiIh. Religion 1 debarred from the
public schools. Moreover, these duties
will not be attended to nt home, Kx
perleneo In tho majority of families,
proves thl. The lamentable Ignorance
of the children of the public schools In
points of faith, when they present
themselves to prepare for their llrst
communion I witness to this fact. The
only way to glvo your children a chrls
tlan education 1 to send them to a
school In which religion on tor Into
the training, It may be taken for
granted that no child of school ago will
bo permitted to make hi or her first
communion and receive confirmation
In HH. Peter and Paul' Church, unless
it has been In continual attendance for
two vein's In a( 'nt hoi Ic iinrochlnl school.
"The law of tho church in thl dioceso
debar from the sacraments parent,
who, through their own fault, send
their children to public school, when
there uro parochial school in tho par
Ish in which they reside, The law
forbid them from receiving tho sacra
merit a long a tho children attend
the public schools, Children, who of
their own choice attend the public
schools, are also tone refused nlisolu
tlon, nor can they bo absolved whilst
they continue of their own free will to
atfond pufiilo school. Although this
law and It tenor are well known, there
are people who pretend that they need
not mention in confession the fact tiiey
send thelrcblldrcn to the public schools,
Sometimes, too, tbro are boy arid
girl, who of their own choice attend
public school, and who seem to think
they commit no sin In concealing thl
fact from the priest In confession. Oc
eawlomilly, such persons, on account of
their sllenc.i aimut a matter which they
are bound In conscience to mention in
confession, receive almoin lion and aro
een to aiiprooeb the holy table. Wo
must In charity suppose that Ignorance
excuse them from tho guilt of saorl
'J hu wrote our lamented rather
Cornel In Sullivan, S, J., In the Au
gust number of last year' Calendar,
Much controversy ha since taken
place on tho matter of Catholic educa
tion. Hut no Catholic pries, to our
knowledge, has published a line con
tradiotlug a single sentence of thl ar
tide, On the absolute necessity of
giving our children a good education
In schools In which religion I taught,
and well taught, all the Calholloolergy
arid most of the Catholic laity are unan-
The sophistical character of tlio ar
gument In tho above extract, aro ap
parent and however much, for expedi
ency sake the eitrmih tuny be cloaked,
it Is there and the present intrusion of
nun teachers in Stillwater, Minn,, by
the aid of Archbishop Ireland, i sought
Ut 1st duplicated here In Detroit by
Hlshop Foley el al,
It lu fully time that tho citizen of
thl country, and notably of Detroit,
were fully aroused Ut the graee, and
m'xtim condition of th'wiltuatlon. The
attack upon the public school system of
America, I a move all along the line.
Having realized that Catholic par
ent will jirlt In Mending their chil
dren to the non-sectarian public school,
the next rnovo on the part of the Horn
Ish hierarchy I Ut nullify the effect
of what they stigmatize a "A sysfcm
of godles education" by Introducing
Homunist educator into the list of
public school teachers, It i not at all
a question of Individual right or of ed
ucational proficiency. These young
women might possibly pas a credita
ble examination In ;dugoguery and
the science of imparting knowledge,
but It I a question of principle, of
right, of conscience, of lilsu-ty, all con
fined u tho rivalry Isitweon tho priest
governed school and those established
by tho State, Thl rivalry wa Ixirn
through Homlsh inlluenco, In antagon
ism to a free education for all. The
pupil of tlio parochial school aro sent
to a public examination of teacher
who have complied with tho law gov
erning our public school system not
that the priest lovo education less, but
Imiciiumo they love Jtontinh pomr and in-
fltirmr moro, Tho question 1 there
fore ono, purt? and simple, of papist
supremacy. In the Vatican, no ono
Issuo lia dumnndod or received moro
n t.iimi, IhHii lis lliUnftH" Anierl
i'mi public si leil ) li III Tlx dough
tmti mi (he It. mid of ns-'tot' and
lie if iipn lei limy bslsy lo thl ln
ft in nee, and ii y mil fur "i -IgdU ferall;"
llie ulM.ldUeil Hlld llllin Hi nlng pre
of Ivtrnli, nmy iiietnlnclnusly (rlvo !i
clunk mid gins over Un tvnl ihtt al
Issue, by a spneiiiii demand fur tin
"lit hi" of HumniiUt cHiullilnb' fur
public M'hitol cel l llleales, to pus nil
cviiinlmitliin, In thus magnify nu.l glor
ify the lrtne hiiiI siis'i'lorliy of
system - Isirii by papistry fur the ex
pins purpose of destroying the very
fiiiiiiihttloii sbuiii if American liberty
In free schools and compulsory education-
hut tho s'ople, whoso HulTerage
inaugurated thlssystem, bco "onyuoril"
and such Intrusion will not Ihi tolerated!
Again, we say, thl I not a quest Ion
of Individual right, but one of general
principles. Tho Individual may fuel
aggrieved In the attitude of ltiHootor
Collin, but tlio safety of tho whole I
Involved in Ihi move of tho Homlsh
priesthood. When Cut hollo, bishop or
priest. Is found consenting to allow tho
ewe lamb of their Dock, to put in an
appearance in a public examination for
(cue hers, then there I something genu
wrong in tho papist policy of tho pant,
and a new move all along the lino I In
On Sunday, llth Inst., from tlio al
tar of every Human church In IIK
nols, a protest, wa read against Com
pulsory edueat ion (tho free school y
loin) and tlio Catholic, warned to an
tagonize It by every mean, Tho death
blow to Catholicism I found in linowl
eihh. Keep the masse In ignorance
und Snpemlilitm, decked out In tho rohoM
of so-called Christianity will prosper,
Let the light of truth and Intelllgonco
shine, and popMi mummery at onco I
at discount.
It I fully time to resist tlioo In-
Million Incrnnchmonl upon tho pul la
dum of our American liberty. Jvrp
Ut; prltol out of Urn hcIiooIh.
Ami now one word in conclusion.
The point raised by Chairman Coflln I
well taken, in refusing tlio privilege
of an ox am I nation to Uicho Catholic
girl graduate;, Ict u reverse tho
situation: Would Hlshop Foley or
Father Van Dyko cormmjt; for' a m
merit, to permit twelve gH l graduates
from the public school of Detroit, Ut
attend a parochial examination, with a
view of Isdng teacher In Catholic
schools? Thorn I only ono anwer
that would bo given to this, and given
with all tlio emphasis of bell, book and
candle No! Well, "with what mean-
ore ye moot it shall bo meted to you
again," A nierkan Tyler.
... 1
Baptist Convention,
The religious editor of our paor be
ing absent, wo failed to get a full rejiort
of tho Httptist Convention In session in
our city thl week. Wo did not fall
however to notice our country' ling
tastefully draped behind tho platform.
Haptlst havo always proven thorn
o!vc patriotic and loyal to our coun
try' Hag, It wa thl great denomina
tion whose plea movejl tho framor of
our National Constitution to insert tho
article therein, forever evcrlng church
arid stab-, and according to every man
tho right Ut worship God according to
the dictate of hi conscience. Thorn
still stand in Hoston tho whipping
post to which Haptlst minister wore
frequently lashed while Isdng acourged
for worshiping Cod contrary to other
people' conscience, Thl country
owe much to Haptlst for religion
toleration in thl land of our. X X
It Hal
Fiutoh Amkhican: Ha tho Unit
ed Stale congress over appropriated
money for tho support of Itornan catho
lic schools? Please answer thl and
decide a bet. Your,
South Omaha.
There aro everal hundred thousand
dollar appropriated annually from tho
national treasury for that puroto. V.o.
L'NMKIt D. Di iivka'h Auminihtha
TIon; Scholar with ol)lng-book.
School boy ''In-qul-sl-tlon. What doc
that word mean, teacher?" Teacher
with every sign of alarm "Don't ask
mo, i am not snowed to give any
juflriltlon to that word for fear of being
overheard by Dr. Duryea or ome
other Human Catholic, I am sur
prised that It should have boon over-
ooked in tho rigid nerutiny of our
ohool-lKiok by our ucrvior. I will
complain of tho book at onco to the
school committee, and have it removed
from tlio schisilhouso. Perhapi auch
prompt and vigorous measure may
nave mo my jsisition.
Sewing Machine.
We have a bran now Singer Sewing
Macbfno for tale at this oflice. If you
are contemplating purchasing one,
plonse remember thi fact, and call at
Tiik Amekican ofllco, 412 Sheely lilk.