The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, January 13, 1893, Page 4, Image 4
THE AMERICAN. i THIS AMERICAN. . mi Until t t AMERICAN rUSLISHlKG COMPANY Il.vmi MMJUU Ms! j Mo. l tut t . rn tt i Ml'XNI I lt.l.l l l'tl lit W Mil i t .- t tl ..... ri H, . .. I f , . " I v !- t (-) f ! 'l W fwtl ! i, ii .l nk . .-. .. f-ttttatt i..1.-r Netntl lf tttt, t I" tt tmt- imln tll t . II lmii I .' t K.iit t nil m a in.t C. tMOMPtON, ottos. XV, hunt. llit-ilnw Mn(r OMAHA. WIHAV. JAN. :t. lj;t. TNa Atttstt in n CNXMrio or am I'SHf IOTH- I'M'tM" 1 lit 'iti l' No SQVAttlSarP MOSTlt. All our I'HlKNiwt know, tf tin y will top to think, how tin y stand wlthTilK Amkhii'AN, ami w shall exptsM t4i hear from nil in arrears thin month, Im im nqx'at flttKNiw: Ono dollar owing by om Individual only Im a trifle; three thousand Individuals owing ono dollar each In .'1,000. 00 a difference, you see. Think of yourself, not In the unit, hut In the aggregate., ami mult Just as stxm as powdblc. Poo thin apply to you? "OUTLAWS AND VAUAHVMS." Tho Jaeksonlan club hold Its second annual meeting last Saturday night. , The principle foaturo of the evening's entertainment wati tho speech of Dr. George L. Miller. Ho responded to tho loaxt "Tho Usual Sign of tho Order In PolltleH," in a way to surprise a great many and to disgust a larger numlxT of his former friendti. Among other things Doctor Miller is credited, by the World Herald', with uslngthe following language: "I have had occasion, Mr. Chairman, within tho laxt twenty-four months to bo ashamed that I win a cltl.en of Omaha, I discovered at about that time that a band of oullawt, calling thorn- ' boIvob Amerlean citizens, had gathered together in dark chasms in this com munity and organised a band of conspir acy, tied to each other on the proposi tion that every citizen of this town who propound to worship God according to tho communion of certain churches In our land should be ostracised from re HM'ctabli) standing, hunted down, an men not worthy of public trust, and driven out of society. I understand that that concern U hero yet. I Laugh tar. Hut it will not bo hero much lomror. I do not wish to bo txirsonal or J''" dlgrcHPoctful to any of my fellow town Jl men. 1 know mon aro mlnled by cret myiitarlea, oath and grips. I have been in the buNlnewi mynelr. I HX'iik In Mdlx'fiifHH to my fellow townxmen who have tx'cn mlxled into thin conxplrwy called What U it? A. P. O. or A. 1'. A., la it? 1 do not kmw what it nwfiiin; Imt it i u infumnu blinded cimxpirucy amtinrt tlifi decent jietf pie of fii town of nil purlin. Thcao gentlemen have gone into thlx combina tion here under oath, and they violate the conxtltutlon every time they take them. The cotiHlltution Itxclf expreHHly provided that the frocdnn of religion xhall not be abridged. Thcxo men un dertake to interixixo txtween the houIm of men and the I)ity. I xay they aro not tit to tx) citizen of any community where mon love liberty and know what Amerlean control 1. Applauxe. "1 dexlro to miy In all candor that the time ha come when tlilx community, without reX)et to party, xhould rlxe up a one man and cruxh out the wronjr and InjuHtlce and outrago that attended tinonoureloetloiiN, through thiagoncy. What did 1 not mm in the laxt tiloctlon? My dlHtlngulhed friend on my left (Judge Done), worthy of all honor, In any community, not here a a Catholic at all, a man who ha borno hlmxolf for thirty-nine year under my peronal ob servation, without main, or wlthoutdlH honor, coming up a a candidate for congrex. What do wo ee, a banded conxplracy of the gentlemen who talk about Catholic and about tho dont mo tion of Catholic, and Catholic not being worthy of cltl.omtliip among uh the men who have been born among uh, grown up among ux.mmlofortunc xamong u, helped to build monumental Inxtltu tlona of religion and monument of bux ine, and tho lient educational mjulun upon Hit earth. Thexe men of character aro to bo xtrlcken down. What I the rexult? It 1 that lioorgo W. Doano, who wax a condldato for congrex In thl great community, having tho moral xopport of at leaxt the entire re xpectabtltty of Omaha, having the political sumxirt of a great numlior of men, including republican of the flrxt standing, hoping that he mltfht repre sent u in congrexx ax the colleague of my dlxtingulxhod friend Mr. liryan these men get together and strike at him. For what reaxon? Simply bo cauxc he would not lend himnelf xtr hap, In some way or anottier, to the infamous performance of thene oath bound, dark-lanterned vagabonds. A plauxe. The italic in the above ix our. "I have had occasion within the laxt twenty-four months to be ashamed that I was a citizen of Omaha," is the first sentence quoted from tho Dx;tor's ad dress. It probubly never occurred to him that theutterance of such language, as tho World Herald x.iys ho used, would cause a majority of the citizens of Omaha to share his feeling of shame that be was a citizen of Omaha. Yet such has been the result. No commun ity feels anything but ashamed when it harbors or affords an axylum to a per- jl son who gratuitously maligns or ; i slanders a large majority of its reputa- ble citizens, and Omaha is no exception ! j, to the rule. ft The Doctor next says, "I discovered at about that time that a band of out- . . I , (V. tw lv id Uth , 1 . . !' In I ' '.! ' I k I . l X I 4 I K- 1 ' tv H U I. I ... I, i i ,. ! . .i i?-i v n v.:!. u lnHl. lt(,hi.t H-t IV In I . ,.,! tt i tu I i ,1, ',ti. itiii , '! . bit I It,. 1 k. . il I . .t 1 1. 1 a i .1 t. t.i 1 1 4 It I'fon-t lil ' Vliv hH Hm 111 l itUii A I", in'iit i'tlii Iwm j h t ti lit . tin t . "f tit pi (1 14 It i iit t(i iimv Hi v inx.b' Hi UI. y Isi tile h juitli ix) iietw Till ' t alui i4 iiniii't," tt iti tor eotitlniH-, "ttil t.i othi-r im tli' pitn(- rry f -tUi'ii n tbl ti n bo )l-ii.il (it ttri.till t.tial lHlitlUlig to tint i.iiiiiiimioii tf iH'ttaiii I'buifhix In our land umlil l onti aelwil " We I'Sll ay the ili t"i' l either Woe fully Itflioistit a to the obji-etx of the A. I'. A. r nlfully mlnretutiwiitii them in otiler lo furry favor with the t man eiiilliigent In the ili'innertille party. If he Ix Igiierant-ami he ad mits In the next pxrseraph that lie Is he certainly expow himself not only to tvnxurc hut to ridicule by attempting .i deniaim-it that with which he Ix not In the it-ant familiar. There Is nothing farthr from the object of .lie A. P. A. than the ostracism of any man lxcaum he "Worxh lp (iiil according to the dic tates of his conscience. That is one of tho principles it upholds; and which lloman Catholicism Is endeavoring to over-throw. His the Unman system, if the dix'tor will allow us to Instruct him on this ilnt, which the A. P. A. Is striving against, not tho Koman re ligion. Tho lloman system Is a syn onym for treachery, trickery, Intrigue, corruption, licentiousness, superstition and Ignorance It fosters and upholds all that is vile, injurious and debasing. For a stated sum the most cruel mur derer, tiie most debased courtesan can bo made as pure as tho most noble hearted man or woman who believes Christ gave the popes power to save or damn at will. It regards with equal favor tho saloon keeper, whoso place Is noted for its toughness, and the gray haired, tottering grandfather who has lived a life of probity and sobriety, and were they to dlo at tlio'samo moment It is not Improbable that the vlrtures of tho former would be extolled far more than tho latter. And why should this lxj so? It Is done simply to gain power. Home lias been shrewd enough to see that politicians would fall down and worship her if sho could demonstrate that she could deliver tho votes, Sho saw that In order to deliver votes she would have to corrupt them, and that could not be done quicker than by de bauching tho boy through the mudlum of tho sabxin. Her millions, picked out tho lx'st locations and went Into tho business of manufactorlng criminals and paupers. That this is so can bo reacilly seen by hxiklng over tho list of applicants for licenses to sell liquor, which aro published each year. They began their work. Little by llttlo they Increase their power. One position after another was filled, with subjects of tho pope, or with their sympathizers until it became necessary for political parties to give the Ixist positions on their tloKcts to the Irish and their tool, or go down In defeat. For years tho Protestants of thl j community wore tho yoke and complained not. All of a sudden It dawned upon them that tho so-called Homan church was a political machine. From that moment It was Impossible for a lloman Catholic to bo tlected to an office. It verefled the saying that those who sow tho wind will reap tho whirlwind. Tho dix-tor says ho "understands that that concern is hero yet. but that It will not bo hero much longer." It has boon said that a prophet Is without honor In his own country, and It may be barely possible ho will not prove any more efllclont as a prophet than he has as a defender of Humanism by an assault upon the A. P. A. . Tho doctor axks "what Is It? A. P. O. or A. P. A., Is it? I do not know what It means; but It is an infamous banded conspiracy against the decent people of thl town." If hodooanot know what it means, how In the name of Owl does ho kno'w It I an infamous conspiracy? In tho first breath the doctor branded the A- P. A' as outlaws, but in this paragraph ho refers to them as gentle men. They cannot be both, so In which instance did the doctor use the right word? Uut why should we continue this far ther than to notice this one sentiment: "What do wo see, a banded conspiracy of these gentlemen, who talk about llo man Catholics the men who have helx:d to build the bent ed umtioual ystem vpnn the eurlh," The doctor knows as dix-s every intelligent person in this community, that the sys tem of education of the lloman church Is a fraud, a delusion and a snare; that tho youth who graduate from them are not nearly so well equipped for tho battlct of life as aro tho children who attend and graduate from the American public schools the hert rdnmivnxnl ( tern upon the earth, barring none. This fight upon tho public schools Is one of the issues we are organized to meet and defeat. Religious lilxrty we proixiso to uphold. Free sjxiech and a free press wo shall always defend, and a complete separation of church and state will be maintained. Less than this no loyal patriotic citizen can do. A St I MMOS ..t I i.lt ltr H Ih liniM f , t.l i"'l,,if ( h T. tl ! t'l ) H. n , li li.. I ! i I i tl , ant t I ! - I i. . cji H.i hih m l!., (nlM I ill (!) .., U-.l t,,f it,. 1 u. t, , i , i , n tl,,. ) i-t a. I ,Mii. ) i OiU ttvt in Tin) , ti i i lit ttti'lt I.I. hi H i S.t i,n llti- Im it.ii !, sni-i.l.,i itm h l.t llie Sjmitsn, ir to I he Hinxt if lit UimlkMliil ), Ml itjj.i. ThrtHUh 'In ir fnll.-, Mi .! bwt tin Ir iiaiimml Iiiih Umv, a other lis Hull Uti hwt thee; but (tie .lews ti) xUt a a tpie, tliniith ttlilimii a na tdm or miinlry. Alter their settlement In Slliutll, the .lews !-esme a Very thrifty ople. Their heiiU multiplied: tin-It grain liehU, owIisihU and vllieyaiils, jlelileil large returns, so that they ivalUeilall that lull! Ist-n promised them; they were in a "I -and Hutting with milk and hooey." Their Wealth plied up; their sitieal imsii'tneii was rccognlxcd; and their growth was more rapid than almost any other nation that has ever existed, except jxrhas our own. The Jews were a sicullar jxople, us the rest of the world lixdced upon them. They did not enjoy this distinction, they wanted ti bo "like other people," so they adopted tho manners and cus toms, and tho sins of their neighbors. They Ix'eamo an idolatrous nation, and this led them on in Iniquities, till God delivered them over to their enemies, and they were led away intoalavery Degredatlon and poverty followed Isaiah lived and wrote more than a hundred years before these evils bofol the Jewish jwoplo.. The Holy Spirit revealed to hltn tho overthrow of tho Jews; but their return was also re vealcd to the prophet, and that part of his prophecy referring to the return and restoration of tho Jews to Jerusa lem, formi our tax t for this day. First. A way for their return to bo provided. Second. All obstacles were bo re moved from their way. Third. A national standard should Im raised for all the people. The land of Canaan was tho land of promise to tho Jews. It was a beauti ful and a rich land. Palestine was to the Jews very much what America has been to us, a land of plenty and of lib erty, They loved their land, aye, they love It still, and still dream of return ing to it. They love it for it is their country, as wo love America, as wc love this our country Your motto, as an order, is, "Our Country," and- while we do not criticise it, we, who aro also loyal citizens and honest men, love to sneak- of this as "Our Country" too. This country of ours, covering In round numixrs 3,000, 000 square miles, Is equal to sixty states as largo as England and Wales, Take all the cactern part of F.uropo, and tho best part of It, and you could lay ltdown three times on tho territory of the United States, and not then reach the Pacific cean. Tho natural resources of our country far exceeds those of any other land. Our Inex haustible coal mines and our hills and mountains aro filled with almost every useful and precious metal. There are no necessary products of tho soil that we cannot produce In abundance. All these natural resource being at hand, and tho necessities of a new and rupldly filling country, have stimulated the natural inventive genius of the xoplo, so that wo have ixicomo tho first among tho Inventive and manu facturing S!Oples of the earth. A few years ago there was held In Paris, France, an International F.lectrlcal exhibition, and there were offered five gold medals. How many of them think you came to tho United States? Only five. Ten years ago the manufactured articles of the United Slates were twice the agricultural products, In value. For year wo have exceeded tho manu facturing output of England, by nearly l,(XH),000,000 annually. His believed that we have the capability of feeding 1,000,000,000 jieoplo, and that when our agricultural and manufacturing indus tries are fully developed, we will sus tain and enrich such a po ulatlon. Trul,', as Matthew Arnold has said, "America holds tho future." Hut, men and brothers, God has given us not alone, this our country, for ma terial development and profit, but that here there might bo develojxid the finest type, the noblest specimens of human character. This Is tho land of promise for all mankind. With all these resources at our hands, God Im poses upon us as lie has a right to certain conditions and responsibilities. By the mixing of all the best bloods of all the nations of the earth, and by purifying Influence! of Christianity, God exixicts here to solve the problems of civil government, and hero establish a race that will illustrate "tho brother htxxl of man." If wo co-ojxirato with God, this will lxj realized. If we rebel against God's designs, the fata of other nations that have passed away will bo our fate also. -The principles of your order faith fully carried out, will eo-o)X!rate with God and His church in saving this na tion. I hail and greet with pleasure, an organization such as yours, which has for its object the promotion of American Interests, tho assistance of !.. i, I. ,1 I r . ,1 IS,, , !,,,( tl in- t ..Ut t. t,,.i ,,. h. ..! ln-rf ,4 'I.,- , j, h (I.,.. i -.! ..li , ! :st'tt.ti)i- ,i i., ftirtiit ; ... i !, il ;i iiig ji.-u ,. k,,t, - n l.t I Mli. III lllillt Mitt !. in Hf,y WISH ; .. i and jour I U f In the !i iij ,4 in ilUid'isi eiHiw'h (n-e In tnst I. r ( I Im!h In if In tin1 i't,ii 4 t.il our m.'ti.il it. i. HMitM jnii .i p i!,,i,.,( IM) llitili-In i ti i) putille . lii.il hiiii-M-, Kliil lit fly the flag ill tmr timliy over (In. riif of t iy m bitnl In the land Hunt etmitiu in jour m-ili r l.i the heai ty endorwiiient of te-t Ann Hewn vtrlnl Him b prlnelple for tuHe.Ulinii ston.-s, ml 'M-h olij,i't lni rttuvi n In tin struetuivof yimr order, niske you one of Ihenutt-t lmHtrtnt mafeguanls til isir country's nmsi loti-tl Institiitlous l me tht-n, my fellow eltlcetis and brothers, applv the first lhoui;ht of our text this morning to our order; lej through the gat , prenirs a way for tho ts'ople. (in Into every stale and territory of this country, go Into every city and town and nohixil district. Go in the name of the father of his coun try, Washington, and in the name of the saviour of our country, Lincoln Go In the name of the millions of your fidlow citizens. Go In tho name of the millions of Amerlean homes. Go In tho name of the 20,000,000 schoolchil dren. Go In tho namo of Christ, and place on every schixil teacher's desk tho Open Hlble, with orders to teach at least ono lesson a day from its pages, preparing the way for happiness and prosperity of all the people. Insist that no creed of any denomination shall ever be taught In any public school. Insist that not a cent of the people's money shall go to pay any clergyman of any church, and that none of the public monies shall ever be paid out for the support of any denomina tional school or college. Protect tho individual conscience in all matters of worship. Do this, and you will ever have the most hearty support of the more than 3,000,000 Haptlsts of tho Unltad States Hoger Williams, the champion of these vety principles, was banished from Boston more than two hundred years ago, and ho was ono of the first Baptists who ever lived on these shores, Daptlstx have always opposed the union of church and state, and it Is a matter of common history that Haptlsts have been foremost In Insisting that tho state must not Interfere In matters of religion and conscience in the worship of God, We have always opposed the using of any of the public funds for church or denominational school pur- ptWts. Not ono cent of the hundreds of thousands of dollars appropriated an nually, for the purpose of educating tho Indians, has ever been accosted by Haptlsts. We have good schools among tho Indians, and wo support thorn without drawing upon tho public funds, and will continue to do so, or we will close thorn. Men, and brethren, yon must see how heartily we endorse your principles. Gathering the stones out of tho roads was an Important purtof road building among tho hills of New England and tho eastern states. Tho stones in tho roads were an obstacle to free travel, and so the text may !) seen to have an application to those prlnelple of your order which are intended to oppose and expel from the body politic of tho coun try, the evils growing out of unrestricted Immigration. There are dangers already threatening tho very life of this nation Joxlah Strong says, In his book, "Our Country:" "Political optimism Is one of tho vices of the American people. There Is a popular faith that God takes care of children, fixdsand the United States. We deem ourselves a chosen xioplo and incline to the belief that tho Almighty stands pledged to our pros perity. Probably not ono in a hundred of the population ha ever questioned tho security of our future," Thought ful men everywhere see the perils In our horizon. A few men will keen on the watch, and these few must give tho alarm betimes, so that tho rest of tho people may bo aroused. Josfah Strong sees seven perils that threatan Amer ica, as follows: First. Immigration; Second. Humanism: Third. Mormon Ism; Fourth. Intemperance; Fifth. Sixjlallsm; Sixth.- Wealth; Seventh. The city. The first of these, Immigra tion is largely accountable lor four of tho other perils, namely: Ilomanlsrn, Morrnonlsm, Intemperance, Sixjlallsm. It is immigration that has given the Homan Catholic church in this country its great power. Ills Ilomanlsrn that Is the greatest foe our public scluxils has to contend with. Homanism is the greatest opponent to tho English lan guage in America, and the strongest antagonist against assimilating tho X!oplo into ono indivisible people as rapidly ax possible, Tho power of Homo in politics Is well known, if not so readily admitted. The priest controls, to the lust ballot, the vote of the Ho man Catholics. Tho nod of Olympian Jove, in tho palmiest days of mythology, was nothing, as compared with the power In this country of the beck and nod of tho mitred head that sits In tho Vatican. Talk about free sxcch and the free press, the latter Is under the lloman Catholic powur in America. Thcro is no longer any free press. Tho press may be lalrly honest in all it does publish, but it is not honest, as the tl... ,i-l. , m what II i-iftM It. Hi . f. -t .,v I ! ,U.V j III J"- .ill !. (.s.'uii t.t ii.i ti, -,,),, !;,,,i I ll.i urn,, i.!in, i.. Hi'if I l tl bus i ii l In il In l4 li, in j f si in t t it ui (,, lit it In tin til .J PliiU.I. t ,!, IV, at tin. lime ( i,i- u tlx-i-i t tn n tb lb'ms.5 t 'alii.tfii l in In ii t,i fcf -t h Me one of tin- ttvtat stlliM sttnia til b) the major of the, i lly fur the pur- tM i if prot.-tiiig f, mh, trtiei ty awl be rf-rli mml, i II a wit -.! the splrll of Home at that time t ut of thai riot, ti a Urge rxt. nt, your enter grew, M) father a one of the Hil to Infinite , l.iil 111.. I with the American iiuivi'ment at that time, MormonUm has ite luted most large ly iism immigration for Its growth Ills Immigration that has fed fat the liquor power. The great and damning evils which come from itrink, lo the In dividual and to the families of the drunk ards artt by no means the only evils, and I almost ssld that lluwo evils were not the greatest. Tint xilltlcal xiwer which the liquor Interests are always striving ta exert, should cause decxst concern In the mind and heart of every Hue patriot. They aro Ixild and do limit. Before the legislative Investiga tion committee, appointed by the New York legislature a few years ago, the liquor mon acknowledged that they had sx-nt 1100,000 one winter at Albany, In controlling, or shaping legislation. The New York 2Hm says: "The great underlying evil which jmralisics every effort to get good laws and to secure the enforcement of those we already have, is the system of local politics which gives to tho saloon-keepers more power than is possessed by all the religious and educational institutions of tho city." Socialism, in its worst form: Social Ism that is allied to anarchism and that seeks to bring all things and all men to the same level by tearing down our cities and tearing down our American Institutions, is another of the evils that you must aid all other good men In op posing and expelling from our land. Wealth ought not bo an evil to be dreaded, especially In this country where so many of us start together in tho same town and in the same school Here, of all places on earth, mon ought to have the kindliest feelings for each other, notwithstanding the fortunes of some and tho misfortunes of others. Hut when the greatest portion of the wealth is held by so few, as only about 5 per cent, of the population, the danger is that those few will soon come to foci their importance, to the oppression of tho many who are poor. The power of money Is doubtless the greatest evil to bo dreaded. Tho aristocracy which wealth brings is of a heartless sort. What is not allowed in America if there lxj only money In it? Every sort of Sunday desecration Is planned for, "because there is money In it." Licen tious literature that blights more homes than anything, aside from drink, Is allowed, because there is money in it. Gambling flourishes lx'.causo there Is money in it. That great abomination of desolation, that triumph of Satan, that more than ten Egyptian plagues In one tho liquor traffic grows and thrives at tho expense of overy human interest, because there is money In It, Ever since greed of gold sold Christ and raflled for Ills garments, it has crucified every form of virtue between thieves. "Uut they that will bo rich, fall Into temptation and a snare, and Into many foolish and hateful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition." Tim. 8: 0. The classes from which wo have most to fear are tho two classes, the dangerously rich and the dangerously pixir, and of tho two, we have most to foarfiom tho dangerously rich, The great middle classes, to which wo bo- long, holds the power to control both these classes If we are not bushed Into silence and Indifference by the rich, Chancolor Crosby ha said: "Tho dan ger which threatens tho uprooting of society, the demolition of civil Institu tions, tho destruction of liberty and the desolation of all, is that which comes from the rich and powerful classes In tho community." While speaking on this part of our subject, I desire to call your attention to the present state of affairs as they exist In this city, and call upon you to lay aside all party prejudice and rise up with all good men of this city, and Insist that there shall bo some radical chitnges In our municipal government. Wo have hero some 280 saloons, paying a license of MOOO each .sir year. We have from seventeen to thirty gambling houses that aro running with open doors, by virtue of a city ordinance, contrary to the state laws, and these gambling houses pay a fine on the first day of each month of tl.'iO euch. Some thing like 1MH) poor unfortunates fallen women pay a monthly tax or fine of $8.00. Tho mistresses of the low dives and the palaces of sin, pay a monthly (1 no of fMO.OO. Probably WO, 000 are received directly Into the treasury of this city from these evils which I have mentioned. There Is no fair-minded jxirson who can believe but that three-fourths of this evil could bo easily suppressed, and that it would net ix! tolerated for one month If it was not for tho money there Is In it. Hut It won't pay you In tho long run to allow these things to exist. Here, then, are the evils that are all around us, and the ;rf !. lU 1 1, mI i-i-iIii l tic i . , ,;t ! it I t, Uh- I. til l,i t. (.,., Hit .t ( sell lii? .;iii'j in. ant. In tl.U in.isitu, li-sl n;t lute Ann i!i tiii ti t .t j.iiH I Sl-U l H tttot lug l! i 't. .l-i,',.. ll.tvxlt, nml tl.ai ran not Unigvr nil tit Itill' 1)1 .t 1,M H. ft lM1,iHt t.f iln- . i..;.i Now I hi. j.t list )oti ibiiklit in lining, If r, Jinir pi tin lii sihI ll.it M!,) ,.( ),n old. r si Ijjht. YiHialin t. pisiv (url etiry . In ml him.- n ih Und, an Aineitenn rUif, and in-ll thai It nhall ' kepi there, sifl that the ihlultvi. shall Im taught lo honor and bite that flag a the vmlsl of ibelr liberty. This It right This Is well. The flsa should wave In every breee that weet aerowi Hi country. Every where, Hot mmt Iteautlful flag that was ever deslgniil should ls flung out. Ttim inn lln Iirihii i- ttn-n. tlit men snit true, Throw mil ids luiniliiit. ihn hmI wlilln unit little. An i-Milili'iii iifl,iti.mii u i-rliuwiii liar. An t'ln! li'iii of litisi. n lia fluvierlng lnr. I.lfl up lint tin o'er lliee rlillilren of our. Ul It flim! from em li w-hiHil linun and rolli'Kt-. A higher application. Fellow men, a preacher, like tho prophets of old, must stand and sx ak from God to men, and to God for men. I once was a mechanic, and right proud I am too of tho fact. God called mo from tho shop to tho school and college, that He might send me forth to preach, to tell the messago of salvation to the world, through Ills Son, our fellow workman, Jesus Christ. Today, I would feel self condemned, and you could not believe tnat I was deeply concerned about the souls, and the immortal welfare of your souls, if I did not speak to you of this Saviour. It was told of an engineer that was caught and held fast in hia wreck, on the New York Central rail way a few months ago, that when they found him, the first thing ho said, was: "Boys, flag tho other train, flag the other train." The poor fellow was dy ing. He was fast, and all the lower part of his body was crushed; but he thought not of himself, but only of the oncoming train, and he cried out, with his last breath, for thera to "Flag that train." 1 have been around with men. I know your temptations. I know that you are apt to think there will bo but few that are glad to see the mechanics in church. Sometimes there is cause enough for that feeling. I have been through it all, and I want to give you a laxt warning before I bid you God speed on this Now Years morninir. I come to you kindly and In love, but with can dor, and I ask you, if you, who are so careful to have the Hlble In .the public schools, are equally careful to have it open on your own tables at home? Are you careful to read its wonderful pre cepts, and do you make its teachings the guide of your every day conduct? This Hlble, which is the sheet anchor of the republic, must bo tho lamp to your footsteps, ft Is even more import ant that this Hook should be in your hearts, tha i that it should be in the school house, There is not a man of you, but will be a better son, or hus band or father this year than ever be fore, if tho Bible is dally read in your homes. You young men, you will bring the sweetest joy into your old mother's face that you ever saw, if you begin this year to follow all the precepts of the Bible. You young men with sweet hearts awaiilng your coming this even ing, you will spend the happiest year of your life this year of J8D3, If you will give your choicest and first lovo to God Himself, if you will let this blessed Book guide you this year. Try It this year, and tnen come hack at the end of the year, and toll mo If I deceived you. And you husbands and fathers, with wives sweeter and dearer to you than tho sweetheart ever was, there is some thing noble and inspiring to see the sather tho standard bearer for the Lord In Ills own house, Fathers, I appeal to you, who am a father, get from the Bible your inspiration and hojio for this new year. Make this day the beginning of a Christian home for your family, You owo It to Miem. Men and brethren, open the gates to your hearts and let tho Lord Himself go through and clean out all the rub bish. Throw up for him a highway to your souls and Ho will raise a standard there that will pass you Into Heaven when this fair land of ours, with all other lands, shall have passed away. Today, beneath the bright sun of the new year, stand up like men, and vow that you will turn your backs upon all that has been bad or unmanly in the past, and that you will llvo henceforth for God, and country, and home, Ixjt tho wild bells ring with joy today. Let them ring out the old, and in your hearts let them ring In tho new, the new life, the new living, tho new joy, and this will bo tho happiest New Year that you have ever spent. God bless you men, In all these blessed ways. I wish you, and all yours, a ' happy New Year. We have published that encyclical with the dispatch and the Tyler' com ments In circular form. This circular will bo tho greatest eyo-operier you can' place In the hands of your friends. Wo have fixed the price as follows: 100 or 00c; 200 for $1.00; ,'100 for 1.40: 400 for $1.7.'); COO for $2.00; looo for 1.00; and each additional looo for i'1.00. Send In your order at once. Try the American Bakery.