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rtcdmont and the l'sparj.
Py roll V. Ilersliry. I'h. 1.
Tbe ttmpgle for civil ard religious
liberty undrr the charter of the Ne
Testament traohlrps brpan In the early
Centuries. Tbe pagan empire of florae
persecute the christian up to the
down fall of ImjK'rlal paganism; and
the papal pen cutlons bvpan In the
very first century of the attempted
uprt macy of the btsboprio of Rointv
At papal Rome began to rise, through
the ambition of the local bishop at
Rome, he sought to force submission
to her will In an cver-wluVninjj circle.
Then (and here 1 an established fact)
the bishopric of Home there was no
pope as yet lneor)xralod as a part of
Its ecclesiastical machinery, the same
persecution practiced up to that time
by paganism alone.
This persecution early reaches the
little garden valli js of the IUllan
Alps, whose soil for thirteen centuries
was to be saturated with the blood of
those who loved the Lord. In the course
of the church at Rome towards thee
believers In the Piedmont vallles, we
shall see how, st Its Tery dawn, Ro
manism adopted a policy which, by
natural sequence, made It the un
changeable foe of civil and religious
liberty. From Its earliest existence,
Christianity maintained In these valleys
an Independence of the papal rule, pre
served a similarity to the Apostolic
church In faith, and kept up a con
tinuity of the christian virtues.
In the fourth century, the bishop of
Milan presided over these, churches.
Be denlod any succession from Pctor;
held to justification by faith; practiced
two sacraments Instead of seven; knew
nothing of the mass, or extreme unction,
while he declared that to adore Images
was pure paganism. The evidence Is
perfectly clear that In the second,
seventh, ninth and in the eleventh cen
turies the Piedmont christians had the
pure word of God, and had pastors
learned devout, and married. In faith,
morals and goverament It was a Prot
estant Christianity we behold in the
The persecutions of pagan Rome had
driven many of the christians to these
mountain fastnesses, and papal Rome
pursued them into their exile, and
visited upon them more hatoful perse
The twelfth and thirteenth centurlos
form the great divide be tween the dark
ages and the modern Protestant cen
turies. The light is beginning to show
signs of breaking over Europe. The
popes prohibited the Bible In Italy and
conducted a crusade against the Pied
mont christians. During this period
lived Dominic, the , founder of the
Dominican Order of Monks. Through
him the poe organized the tribunal of
the inquisition to oppose heresy, and
made hira the first Inquisitor-general.
This pope was Gregory IX. The Pled
montese had already passed through
ten persecutions, and were now to suffer
the tribunal of the lrqulsltlon In the
Piedmont. Children were torn away
from their parents, pastors slalned and
kidnapped, people covered with pitch
and set on fire, the fleh btaU notT with
heavy chalk, the shouldeis beaten
with burning brands, flayed alive,
thrown from tops of precipices, sawn
asunder, Impaneled on Iron spikes,
burled alive, fet ncd down in the fur
rows of iheir own fields and plowed Into
jelly, blown up with gunpowder put
Into the mouth after the tongue had
been cut out, limbs chopped off slowly
with a hatchet, tied up to trees and the
hearts and lungs hacked out, fathers
walkirg to their death with the heads
of th' irsou hang lug about their nocks,
Infants dashed against the rocks,
brtastsof womet torn out, qulck-!lme
put Into bleeding wounds, nails torn out
by the roots, tijjht cords drawn round
the limbs and drawn a little tighter
each day -for weeks, crushed under
massive slabs lowered by machinery.
This is the record. How diabolical It
Wasted in numbers by the destructive
persecutions, they appealed to Francis
I., of France, for simple toleration. He
replied that as he was busy burning
heretics In Paris, he was not likely to
spare them In the Alps. The darkest
hour of the night has now come. Pope
Innocent VIII. undertook to utterly ex
terminate them. He promised for
giveness of sin to all who would engage
in the work of extermination. The
pope's legate strangled eighteen. The
people fled in terror to high caverns
among the upper Alps. Here, with
their cattle and provisioned for two
years, they sought asylum. The legate
ordered immense fires at the cavern
entrance, and so the people were driven
out by the smoke, they perished in the
flames, or were cut down by the sword.
So fell three thousand.
By 1685 a handful only were left.
Terrific and sudden came the edict for
their exile in mid-winter. This was
dot e to make their suffering as intense
as possible. They crossed the Alns.
leaving their course strewn with their
dead. Weak and exhausted they found
a welcome on the shores of the blue
lake of Geneva.
In four years a remnant of eight hun
dred started to return to their native
land. It took them weeks to cross the
Alps, but at last they stood within the
Piedmont valleys. They entered sol
emnly Into a covenant, Involving the
principles of brotherly attachment,
christian equality, juUlce and forebear-
ance to enemies In war and personal
responsibility to the right
Hut the end was not yet. It has been
but one short century ago that It was
determined by the popery to destroy
the Protectants of the Piedmont. All
the able-bodied men were on the front
ier defending this country against
France. The old and the young were
alono with the women. The friendly
message came to them that they were
to be mawacrved that evening as thu
convent bells rang. Ilurridly the doors
and windows were barrl a Jed, and
messenger was sent to the nearest post
for their husbands and fathers. Tbe
commanding general hastened forward
with a small troop. They arrived just
in tlnse to prevent a terrible tragedy.
Hut these noble Piedmont-Protestant
soldiers did not shed a drop of blood
They only turned the leaders over to
tho authorities. Hut alas! The auth
orltles were papal, and they liberated
them, and caused the general to be dis
missed who was guilty of defending his
own home and those of his soldiers, and
a Roman Catholic officer was given bis
place. Tbe only objections Rome ever
filed against the Piedmontese were that
they read the Bible, had married past
ort and acted upon tholrown conscience
How Is this?
Chlnlquy'B "Fifty Years in
Church of Rome," 12 00;
The American one year, 12.00;
Both for 2.25.
Turned Out In Force.
Iiukuty, Mo., Nov. 20. Fully sixty
members of Clay Council No. 29, Jr. O.
U. A. M., marched to the Presbyterian
church Sunday evening, November 25,
to hear the patriotic lecture by Dr.
Bishop, given in their behalf. The
church was crowded to its capacity.
The subject was, "In America, Ameri
can Ideas Must Prevail," and was in
substance as follows: 'The time when
the American people must awake to the
realization of foreign encroachments
Is at hand. The Bible is being crowded
from our public schools at tho hands of
skeptics and foreign ecclesiastics and
our schools are fast becoming Godless.
This very government ras founded on
this Bible! Oaths of office are sworn
toon this Holy Bible. The president
of this great republic takes his oath of
office with his hands upon its open
pages. The Bible was recognized as
containing the purestcode of morals the
world has ever known. Why is it be
ing sacrificed In our schools? The
power that crowds it from our schools
will take Its place. You may ask, 'Why
read the Bible In the publio school':"
Shall we not profit by the experience of
other nations in the past in this matter?
France took the Bible from the schools,
but was compelled to put It back; Ger
many took the Bible from the publ c
schools, but wag forctd to put it back;
it must have its place In our schools,
not for secular training, but for its
moral and religious training. It teaches
of the One we know as God, and such
teaching is essential to a modern edu
cation. Take from the school the Holv
Bible and you create a generation of
skeptics, of infidels. It must not be.
To you young men of the Junior
Order who honor mo with your pres
ence tonight, I say, go on! You are
right in banding yourselves together to
perpetuate our grand American insti
tutions. A check must be placed upon
foreign pauper Immigration. Church
and state must be kept separate and
distinct. F.ags should Boat from the
school houses all over this great land,
and patriotism instilled into the hearts
of your young. Ia America, then,
American Idjas must prevail. You
want the Bible read in the publio
schools. Is it read in your homes? '
How Is this?
Chiniquy's "Fifty Years in the
Church . f Rome," $2.00;
The American one year, $2.00;
Both for J2.23.
When the Rabbi Would Eat Pork.
A Presbyterian minister in a small
Ohio town was about to be married to a
charming young lady of his congrega
tion, and drcided to invite all the min
isters regardless of creed to attend the
wedding ceremony and partake of a
sumptuous wedding feast. He accord
ingly invited all the clergymen of the
town, including Rabbi II and
Father McM , of the Roman
Catholic church. All accepted the in
vitation and after the ceremony of unit
ing the two into one, the company sat
down to a meal, the likes of which is
seldom met with in small cities. The
menu consisted of soup, fish, several
kinds of roast meat, among which was
pork. The Rev. Father McM was
sitting opposite to Rabbi H and
perceived that when the pork was
passed around his Jewish colleague re
fused to take any. Being rather ill
bred he endeavored to ridicule the re
ligion of Rabbi H by remarking
that his friend had taken no pork.
"Rabbi H ," said he, "I per
ceive you have not taken any of this
dish," pointing to the pork.
"No, Father McM , it is for
bidden by my religion, and I dare not
partake of it."
"But, Rabbi, that is a curious form
oi religion; but tell me, is there no oc
casion upon which you may partake of
"Oh. vet. Father, there la one oc
c as Ion when I would eat pork."
"And nrav when l that?"
"At tbe marriage of your reverence."
The Swirl of 'Human" Power of Hebe.
Romanlsno Is unfortunate In having
mi unfavorable examples of her In flu
ence, fur Protestantism to point to
for instance: Mexico under her rule,
Spain under her rule In modern times,
and Britain under Roman rule in an
ciont times. I heard a missionary just
returned from Mexico say of a leading
priest there, whom a physician aU
tached to a Protestant mUslon had
cured of his Illness, who asked him
"If you had your life to live over again,
what would you do?" Answer: "I
would be a Catho'.lc priest, for then I
could have all the money, wine and
wo nen I could want." This Is what is
meant by tuhatatlon, and Its definition
is, to dull, to blind, to stuplfy, the In
telloctual faculties; on the other hand
what dulls the intellectual faculties
encourages and develops the physical
and sensual faculties. Is not this the
real cause of Roman failure? Its teach
Ing Is adjusted to hebetates dull, do
grade tbe Intellectual faculties; hence
the result in the countries named, in
ancient and in modern times; as it has
been so it will be, for Rome never
changes I mean the Roman papalism
Romanism is a corporation, following
fixed laws, a soulless corporation, In
capable of thought or improvement; all
It can do is to sink lower and lower.
There was a time, when its priests were
GaLLI (and their nuns or priestesses
were Gallicence), that it seems to have
held Its own for pi-ogress, learning, and
improving the well-being of its adher
ents. It advanced to great learning
and art and mechanical development;
and Its decadence commenced when its
priests ceased to be Gall I, and this
seems to bo confirmed in Mexico of to
day, under the charge of the priest
above cited cause and effect.
N. A. List,
Causes Which Led to the Uprising.
These were, In the order of their im-
lm port ance:
The Roman Catholic attack on our
public school system.
The attempted foreignlzing, by force
of whole communities, in language and
religion, by Romish priests.
The complete control of our great
cities by Romanism.
The fact that our army and navy is
almost wholly Romanized.
The remarkable increase of untaxed
The frequent desecration of the Amer
ican flag by priests.
The Jesuit control of the heads of the
government at Washington.
The well-known public declaration of
the pope that the United States is hia
one bright hope for the future.
The universal brag and bluster of
Romish orators and newspapers, that
Americans are cowards and that all the
good which has ever come to this na
tion has come from Romanists. Ex.
North Omaha. Attention!
Do you know that Baldwin, of 1315 17
North Twenty-fourth Btreet, has ar
ranged to give all his patrons a Holiday
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cents and over during December.
about the Burlington's new line to Bil
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Helena, Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma.
Our advertising matter gives full in
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"Foxe.s Book of Martyrs" should be
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quarto pages for $2.50. It Is worth
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How is this?
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The American one year, $2.00;
Both or $2.25.
When you have read vour DaDer
send it to some friend in some remote
corner in some county in the state, and
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neighbors. Also request him to send
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our list for one year.
year and "Fifty Years in
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HE PLAYED WITH THE FIBE.
O'Connor's Crooked Ways Ct Him Sev
real Thousand Dullars.
Tbe d clsion of the supreme court in
the case in which the minor children
of Wi ton II. Coble figured as the vie
timaof tbe speculative proclivities of
an Omaha attorney gives a strange
ending to an old affair. J. J. O'Connor,
the attorney in question, boughtcertaln
property belonging to the children at a
forced sale, and the accusation wa
made that he bad used unfair tactics to
achieve the end.
The case was taken through the dis
trict court to the supreme court, and
tbe decision was in favor of the child
ren, restoring to them their property
entirely clear of indebtedness. Mr.
O'Connor bad expended something like
$7,000 on the property, and had cleared
it of all ircumbrance. But on the
showing that be had secured the title
be had to it by illegitimate methods
his rights were annulled and the prop
erty comes back with Mr. O'Connor out
the amount expended.
Rev. Charles Chiniquy's
Fifty Years in the Church of Rome
Iturlingtou Koute Dining Cars
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Omaha and Denver
St. Louis and St. Paul
St. Paul and Chicago
Kansas City and Chicago
are now operate 1 on the cafe plan; that
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Tickets and information about Bur
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How is this?
Chiniquy's "Fifty Years in the
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