The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, December 14, 1894, Image 1

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Washington Hall, December 19, 1894.
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January I, 1895
John Ireland is a very sly old
Prior to the election he paid a visit
to New York.
While there he took occasion to dip
into the Empire state's politics.
True he took a position opposite to
that occupied by Corrigan and the Paul
ist fathers.
But that made him all the stronger
with the class of men he desired to use
to advance the Interests of the papacy.
Probably he had an understanding
before he opened his mouth in support
of the entire Republican state ticket.
Be that as it may, a few days after
the election the news was telegraphed
over the country that Ireland had made
a loan.
The amount was variously estimated,
some placing it as high as a million
dollars, while others averred it was only
four hundred thousand.
To get at the truth of the matter a
news gathering agency sent reporters
simultaneously to John Ireland and to
our own eloquent Chauncey Depew.
The man who interviewed Ireland
telegraphed all over the country that
Ireland denied that he had negotiated
a loan while in the Empire state.
The fellow who made inquiries of Dr.
Depew informed the world that Ireland
had negotiated a loan, that it was not
fire hundred thousand, and that politics
did not enter into the deal.
The .following morning the daily
press all oyer the country presented
the ludicrous spectacle of a sub-vicegerent
of Christ denying, and a man
who had put up some of the money,
affirming that a loan had been nego
tiated. There is a way of looking at this that
would convince' any rational man that
Ireland told the truth and that Dr.
Depew was a falsifier; while tnere Is a
way of looking at it that makes John
Ireland the prevaricator and Depew
the truth-sayer.
10 explain just what we mean, we
will say John Ireland denies that he
made a loan.
This may possibly be so; particularly
if he was to have received an amount
for interfering in Corrigan's diocese
In other words, if he was promised a
certain sum for his services he prob
ably cherishes the idea that he earned
every dollar that Dr. Depew raised for
On the other hand, Dr. Depew may,
possibly, have negotiated a loan for
It may be even as be says, that it was
a business transaction, and that politics
aid not enter into the deal.
If that is so, John Ireland lied when
he declared he had not made a loan;
and if Dr. Depew prevaricated when he
said politics did not enter into the deal,
yet told the truth about raising the
money, we must conclude that Ireland
vas paid for political work that he is
a boodler a common leg-puller who
has added the additional crime of using
the livery of Christ to serve the devil ip.
An ordinary leg-puller is bad enough
an ecclesiastical leg-puller would be
stench in the nostrils of all men.
The church is in politics.
We have no less an authority than a
Roman Catholic who was defeated
Lawrence P. Mingey. In a letter to a
New York newspaper Mr. Mingey who
was the anti-Tammany candidate for as
semblyman in the Eighteenth district,
calls attention to the prostitution of
their robes by certain Catholic priests
who exhorted and commanded the!
voters in their congregation to vote the
Tammany ticket. Mingey is himself a
Boston should le happy now
She possesses the smallest American
flag and the largest papal crucifix the
people of this world have ever seen.
The Boston Courier recently said: "If
the clouds today permit a sunset worthy
of the Dime, the last rays of light,
glinting over the spires of the city, will
fall upon the largest crucifix in the
world. The United Corn an and French
Roman Catholic Cemetery association
at Pine Hill over two years ago con
tracted for a crucifix which should be a
credit to the church, the cemetery and
the city. For two years the crucifix
has been in process of construction at
Ba-re, Vt, and no it is at the ceme
tery, where, if all goes well, it will be
erected today. The stone is of Barre
granite, and cross and figure are cut
from one solid piece. The block when
quarried was thirty feet long, twelve
feet wide and between four and five feet
think, and weighed 100 tons. This
gn at mass has been cut away so that
now it weighs thirty tons. The crucifix
when erected will stand twenty-six feet
high, the breadth of the arms wifl bo
ten feet, and the shaft will bo three
feet ten Inches square. The figure was
taken from that of a man who imper
sonated the Savior at the presentation
of the "Passion Play." and is nine feet
from head to foot."
A letter from David B. Trail,
formerly a well known citizen of Omaha,
bit who is now located in California,
states that he has purchased a tract of
fine land with an orchard and a dwell
ing house on it, and that he is now busy
putting it in repair. He says Call
fornia is enjoying fine weather this fail,
and that in Riverside and lied land
farmers are gathering the olive crop
and packing raisins. From the valley
where he now lives, which has only
been settled about three years, the first
crop one tar and a half of raisins will
be shipped, followed by about two car
loads of oranges, in the spring, and any
quantity of peaches, apricots and
prunes next fall. He further s'aya; "I
have been in Riverside and Redland
the past ten days, and the oranges are
just beginning to turn yellow. The
yellow fruit and the green leaves make
a pretty picture. The gardens are
beautiful with all kinds of flowers, and
if you had been here and had wished
it, you could have had green peas and
strawberries for your thanksgiving
dinner." Accompaming the letter
were two views of his ranch, showing
it to be a very comfortable and pleasant
spot. But while he is basking in the
mellow sunshine of California, looking
at flowers and tickling his palate with
fruits, his friends here are enjoying
one of the mildest winters Nebraska
has ever knjwn. Write again, D. B.
The New York Sun had al
ways been the friend if not the cham
pion of united Romanism in this coun
try up until the 27th day of September,
1894. At that time it became, virtually,
the organ of a faction. It may be a ma
jority faction, but it is more than prob
able that it was and Is the minority
portion of what is today dis-united Ro
manism. According to the October
number of the Converted Catholic the
Sun took a position that it cannot r&
cede from, and uttered words which
must ever stand as a scatching denun
elation of prelates high in the councils
of the church. It seems that some per
son or persons had assailed the vice
pope, Frank Satolli, . and in order to
counteract the impression that was be
ing formed that Satolli was not a wel
come adjunct to the j;hurch in this
country, the Sun charged that "The
falsehoods published about Mgr. Satolli
and oiher prelates of the Catholic
church in the United States are such as
to bring infamy upon their authors and
propagators, who do not scruple to re
sort to forgery for the purpose of
slander. 'All liars shall have their
place in the lake that burneth with fire
and brimstone, which is the second
death.' They deserve punishment be
fore they get there."
That, certainly, is not much of an
endorsement of the holy (?) fathers who
oppose the next pope. Yet, coming as
that does from the defender of the pa
pacy, it shows how well founded is our
opposition to the same unholy, and cor
rupt system.
"The New York Sun, Novem
ber 15, reports the marriage of Robert
H- Furey, son of W. A. Furey, com
missioner of jurors of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
to a Protestant lady. The Fureys are
Roman Catholics, and Robert fears that
his parents will be troubled because
the marriage was not performed by a
priest. The young people in the Ro
man church who marry Protestants are
excommunicated and can no longer be
accounted Catholics; but that does not
trouble them when tbey get good chris
tian partner for life. Some years afe'o,"
says the Contrttd Cutlwlic, "PrvU-tants
used to yield to the Romanist and per
mit the ceremony to bo performed by
priest or bishop, but now all that
changed, and the Rooiao Catholic
give up their religion and are happily
married by Protestant ministers. Again
we repent: Whenever Protestants are
true to their faith and principles in
opposition to Romanism, whether in
religious, political or social life, the
Roman Catholics will yield, retreat and
surrender. We say this with the
strongestconvlction, because as a former
priest of the Roman church we know
the pjlicy of that church and the
temper of the people. They will, they
must, yield and surrender when con
fronted by firm Protestant christian
principles. This is the lesson of history,
as it is the voice of the present. Tarn
many Hall was beaten by American
Th English are liberal pat
rons of the printing offices during the
campaigns. D.xigers, hand bills, cir
culars, pictures and colored plates are
distributed with an abandon that would
make American printers sick with envy
could they be where they could see It
done. Often these circulars, dodgers,
etc find their way even to this coun
try; and as we write we have a pile of
them stacked on our desk, and from the
number we will take one for publlca
tlon. It is an appeal to the electors to
support the Unionists and reads as fol
lows: "Englishmen: There are in
Ireland over 600,103 ProteBtant Episco
palians, 445,000 Presbyterians, 55,500
Methodists, 57,000 Independents, Bap
tists, Quakers, and all others not Ro
man Catholics. These men, with hun
dreds of thousands of loyal Catholics,
are devotedly attached to the mainten
ance of the legislative union between
Great Britain ai d Ireland. They have
strenuously protested against Mr.
Gladstone's proposals to set up a parlia
ment in Dublin, and for doing so they
have been denounced by the Fenian
newspapers as 'aliens and foreigners
Englishmen: Will you suffer these,
your loyal Irish friends, to be deserted,
and the disloyal set over them? The
above are not to be found In the prov
ince of Ulster only, but are spread over
the whole of Ireland. The Protestant
archbishop of Dublin, in addressing the1
local synod of Dublin, said: 'Remem
ber that there are 100,000 members of
the church within these three dioceses,
who are to be regarded as forming a
part of the Irish people; that they are
Irishmen by lineage and Irishmen by
heart (applause) that they are as en
thusiastic in their love for their coun
try as any of those who monopolise the
sentiment, but that, just because tbey
love their country, they have no sym
pathy whatever with aoy of these
schemes or theories which tend to
weaken their connection with the Brit
ish empire to undermine that imperial
nationality, upon the maintenance of
which, as they believe, mainly depends
the welfare of their native land'"
(Hear, hear.) .Dublin Mail, November
2nd, 1888.
If evidence was lacking that
the church of Rom j was a political or
ganization, the following dispatch from
New York should be sufficient to con
vines the most skeptical. The dispatch
says: ''As was predicted two weeks
ago, a bitter war has broken out be
tween high dignitaries of the church of
Rome. It was reported a short time
ago from Rome that Archhishop Corri
gan had complained to certain Roman
triends of his of what his grace re
garded as the improper interference of
the St. Paul prelate in New York poli
tics. Although the truth of this report
has not been recognized by either Arch
bishop Corrigan or the clergy immed
iately attached to him, it is believed in
many quarters. According to the Rome
cable, his grace of New York had sug
gested that if he had meddled in the
politics of Minnesota as he believed
that Archbishop Ireland had meddled
in New York politics, his suspension
would already have been asked for. It
Is now stated upon what seems good
ecclesiastical authority that the St.
Paul archbishop is not the only dis
tinguished ecclesiastic who has been
taking a close Interest in politics of
late. It is asserted in church circles
that before the election Archbishop
Corrigan called the bishops of his pro
vince together, and that it was agreed
they should support the Democratic
nominees. Bishop Ryan, of Buffalo, is
understood to be the only sutTragir
who refused to attend the secret meet
ing. A circular letter was written and
mailed to those priests in this city who
'could be trusted,' asking them to use
their influence in behalf of Tammany.
Tnis may have been the explanation
for the flow of eloquence from many
Roman Cat! olic pulpits on the Sunday
preceding the election. It may also
give the key to the silence of Arch
bishop Corrigan In reference to the
clergy of the Holy Innocents church
and other churches in which pulplu
wore temporarily turned into political
platforms. It is also said that the
secret political circular referred to has
been given away, and that a copy of it
is in the pot-session of a prominent ad
versary of Archbishop Corrigan' "
In speaking of the negro ques
tion recently, the Council Bluff JYW
parxil had thi to say: ' A short time
ago the Pittsburg DixpuU-h male an
investigation into the results of the im
portation of negroes from the south to
work in the coko regions of Pennsyl
vania in the place of the Slavs and
Poles who had struck. The inquiry
seems to have shown that the negro
laborers have given satisfaction to their
employers, and that their employment
will probably be permanent. There is
not the least question that the north
would gain if it were to stop im)Krttng
Ignorant and in many cases vicious
labor from Europe and take negro labor
instead. The negroes know more about
American institutions and a very great
deal more about American civilization
than the immigrants who are brought
over from certain parts of eastern and
southern Europe. They aro as capable
as those immigrants of working in the
coke regions and there are many other
lines of lulwr in which they would do
as well, if not better. It has been
thought that negroes are not available
as laborers in the north because of the
severity of the climate. But there is
little merit in this idea. The fact that
many negroes live in the north shows
that they can endure the climate. They
cannot live in the careless, shirtless
way that characterizes many of them
in the south, but those who are willing
to work can earn wages enough to keep
them in comfort through the entire
year. This is shown by the tnousanas
of negroes who make their homes in
Chicago, New York and other northern
cities. Under freedom a negro can pro
vide for himself much better than his
master provided for him in the days of
slavery. Emigration of negro laborers
from the south to the north would
operate beneficially In two ways. It
would supply the north with labor
superior to much of that which comes
from Europe, and it would lead to a
mor. general distribution of the colored
population throughout the country.
The south always will contain propor
tionately more negroes than the north,
but it may bo practicable to relieve the
pressure of that population in the
former section without causing too
heavy a drift to the latter.
The Chicago Trilmne, Dec. 2,
1894, on page 35, publishes a number of
extracts from letters written by Count
Cavour, and among the number is one
in which he makes reference to the
Jesuits as follows: ''I find set forth in
it (a book written by M. de Ravignac)
more power'ully than anywhere else,
the Immense resources which the com
pany of Jesus has at its disposal In re
ligious conflicts. These resources, says
Father Ravignac, are placed at the solo
service of religion. That may bo true,
if one only considers the ultimate aim,
the final cause of the efforts of the or
der. But it is beyond doubt our coun
try is a sad example of it that in order
to arrive at spiritual and religious as
cendency, the Jesuits seek in the first
place '.empo.'al and political ascendency,
I do not doubt the good faith of the
eminent preacher. But when he speaks
of the disinterestedness of his order, of
its love of progress, civilization, science,
even liberty, I have only to look around
me to recognize the bollowness of his
words. I wish I could take you for a
moment into one of the colleges man
aged by the Jesuits in this count ry,glve
you a glimpse into their methods, and
the results of then. This simple in
spection would certainly suffice to des
troy in your mind the magical effect of
the some time solicitor-general's plead
ings. (Ravignac had been a lawyer be
fore taking holy orders.) They are less
mischievous in France and Switzerland
than with us. But why? Because in
tiiose countries, which are not under
their yoke, they have to take precau
tions to employ care In handling gov
ernment and people. Being with us all
powerful, they can give free scope to
their tendency, and let the spirit of the
order develop itself. If you wish to
know the innermost nature of the order
you must not study them where they
havetofight their way and where their
position is precarious. You will never
form a complete estimate of them save
where, with no obstacles to encounter,
they apply their rules in a consistent
and logical manner. They have learned
nothing, forgotten nothing; their spirit
and their methods are the same as ever.
Woe to the country, woe to the class,
which shall intrust them exclusively
with the education of its youth. In de
fault of such fortunate conditions as
may obliterate in the man the lessons
received in childhood, tbey will, In the
course of a century, produce a ba-Urd
and degenerate raw-Spanish grandees,
Neapolitan slgnorl; that U, Momethlng
midway between men and brutes. The
opinion that I here express is shared by
the inoel distinguished among our
clergy and by the immense majority of
sincere Catholics."
When a minister of the gospel
declares that municipal reform Is out
side of a minister's calling we may well
doubt if the right man has been called
to the ministry. Yet that is the posi
tion taken by Rev. Mullally at the
meeting of the New York Presbytery
Monday of this week. "Just before the
adjournment of the meeting a proiiosl
tion was made that a committee bo ap
pointed to prepare suitable resolutions
acknowledging the great work Dr.
Parkhurst had done in the city. There
was a chilly silence for a minute. The
reverend brethren and ciders looked at
each other dubiously. 'What' this?'
asked Rev. Francis P. Mullally. 'I It
a recognition of Dr. Parkhurst's work
as a pastor?' 'It is a recognition of his
work In the reform of the city,' was Mr.
Strong's reply. 'Well,' said Mr. Mul
lally, 'I opposo it, Inasmuch as Christ
did not enter into social reform move
ments, and the whole business of
Christ's ministry is preaching the gos
pel. I would feel that I had not dis
charged my duty if I did not say that
you have no more right to take notice
of what Dr. Parkhurst is doing than
you have to take notice of what any
other benevolent citizen is doing, any
politician, any man that makes use of
political means for the accomplishment
of his purposes, whether they are good
or bad. I protest against a court of
Jesus Christ taking such action as Is
proposed It is going beyond your
commission. I have not a word to say
as to what Dr. Parkhurst has done. As
a man he has a right to do it. But I do
say that when he has gone and visited
those places which he wished to sup
press he was not acting as an apostle of
Jesus Christ should.' The reverend
gentleman was going on, and it seemed
probable that in his excitement he
would censurj Dr. Parkhurst in an ob
noxious manner. At that juncture some
one broke in with a proposition that the
motion be withdrawn. then it was
time for Dr. Parkhurst's friends to rally
to the rescue. Rev. Dr. Shearer de
clared that the motion should not be
withdrawn. He said, what all the
world now knows, that after overcoming
the obstacles he has to reach a great
and good result, Dr. Parkhurst de
servescommendation, and not vitupera
tion. The matter was finally postponed
until January, when the Presbytery
will be forced to meet the issue, an 1 if
the remarks made can be accepted as
an Indication, Mr. Mullally will receive
lltt'e encouragement in his a'tack on
Dr. Parkhurst. The members were
loud in declaring Mr. Mullally stool
alone In bis position." We desire to
add just a sentence. Mullally is such a
curious name for a truly good Presby
terian to wear.
No doubt the members of the
next legislature will be beslegtd by
coramit'ees from various citing and dis
tricts who have gone to Lincoln to ask
and demand appropriations for certain
state Institutions. This is generally
the case. But while the members
should listen and investigate and en
deavor to sffurd whatever relief lies in
their pjwer, they should take into con
sideration the benefits the public de
rives from each of these institutions.
Wo have not a ord to say against the
management of any state institution,
we have, however, a word to say in be
half of one, and it is one which has not
been treated as kindly in the past as it
should have been. We refer to the
Deaf and Dumb Institute of this city.
In company with Secators Smith,
Noyes and Crane and Representatives
Allan, Benedict, Crow, Harte, Johnson,
Ricketts and Timme, and Senator
Smith's daughter, Senator Crane's sis
ter and Mrs. Thompson we paid a visit
to that institution last Tuesday and
were shown through the building and
given an insight into the needs of the
institution and the work being done.
We made quite a thorough examination
of the building and are satisfied that
the health and lives of the pupils de
mand more commodious and better ven
tilated rooms; demand sewerage con
nection, and fire protection. At the
present time there are 144 pupils
crowded into about one half the space
allotted to the same number of scholars
in our public schools. Ten teachers
are engaged in giving instruction to
the children in the various branches.
What you might term the Kindergarten
is where the little ones learn to detect
words by the motion of the lips, and
where they first receive an Intimation
that there is such a thing as sound.
After patient work they get so they can
Lear they even get so they can utter
found like a baby learning to talk. Ia
the next department the visitor notices
an Improvement. The sound articu
lated sound more like words and the
ear become more accule to sound. So
It 1 until you get to the last grade.
There you nee what patient, earnest
work by both pupil and teacher ha ac
complished. You ee children who
were both deaf and dumb whoa they
entered the institution carrying on a
conversation, answering questions, and
in whom but sllgbttraces of their afllic
tions remain. This was a revelation to
us; It will be to any person who visits
and talks with teachers and pupils, and
when so grand results are attained
with such primitive apparatus and In
such crowded quarters, what legislature
will not favor a 150,000 appropriation
for a new building with modern im
provements and apparatus? The bene
fit those poor unfortunate children de
rive would lo worth that amount to any
It is gratifying to see our posi
tion with regard to the ability of a
subordinate officer In the Roman Cath
olic church being unable to set aside
the penalties attaching to a violation of
a command or a law of a superior in
that church being sustained by a man
who has gained such high favor as
Thomas J. Duccy has attained, and at
tests greatly to our paper as an author
ity uKn Roman ecclesiastical law. The
endorsement of our position Is found In
an interview whlcn that priest gave out
December 6, 1894: "Rev. Mr. Newey
is the acting secretary of Archbishop
Corrigan in the abscneo of Rev. Mr.
Connolly. Rev. Mr. Newey, however,
does not state that Archbishop Corri
gan has requested him to speak for the
archbishop of Now York. I cannot be
tempted into an exposure of Archbishop
Corrigan's second letter to me through
the alleged utterances of his grace and
his secretary, Father Newey. It seems
to me, should I give to the public
Archbishop Corrigan's letter, marked
'private,' on such evidence as I now
have in my possession, I would be
judged a violator of good form and honor,
Rev. Mr. Newey's permission to me to
publish Archbishop Corrigan's letter
marked 'private' was a shallow trap.
I am not prepared to be trapped. I
still affirm that his grace, the most
reverend archbishop, has not answered
my letter of November 27. His second
letter of November 24 Is not an an
sver to my firBt letter. On Novem
ber 27 I sent his grace, the most
reverend archbishop, the following
communication: "Your letter of No
vember 24, sent by messenger to my
house was handed to me by my servant
at 4:15 p. m., Saturday, when I returned
to my residence; hence I could not do
as you requested. I shall respect your
excellency's letter of November 24th,
which is more kindly than yours tf
November 14. I must take exception
to a few expressions. I never take for
granted any supposition without first
obtaining proof. As a priest and a
gentleman I am not bound, in my opin
ion, to indicate to any one who the
person or persons are who may give me
a confidence. I would not be a true
priest or a man did I indicate to you or
others the person or persons who give
me confidences, without their permis
sion. The grievance alleged against
me are not lounded on truth and fact.
Yoj know, and God knows, I have bjen
the wronged person. I have never en
tered into any conspiracy against you
or any other man. I have always
fought in the open, and I always hope
to do so. if our excellency cannot be
ignorant of the fact that priests at the
cathedral have, by their letters,
given evidence o' evil methods. You,
It is said, are not resp wsible for their
acts, but If they have abused your con
fidence and imposed on your good na
nature, why do they defiantly hold on?
You cannot blame me if I have reason
to complain. I wish to be frank, and I
inform you that I have letters of yours
in my possession, sent to me by the
New York I'nss, requesting that it
should say certain things about me.
Your letters are not typewritten, but
in your own handwriting. During the
troublesome times that have passed I
have been obliged to be on the defen
sive. I do not think it is fatherly to
deal with priests or laymen as I have
been dealt with by others. I greatly
regret the trouble that has been in
augurated anew in Njw York. The
pacific efforts of the apostolic delegate
are, for the present,apparently nullified.
I trust that honorable peace will soon
reign with all of us. Yours truly,
Thomas J. Ducey."
The death of Sir John Thomp
son, prime minister of Canada, while
on a visit to the queen of England, at
Windsor Castle, will necessitate the
holding of a general election in Canada
early next year.
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