The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, March 22, 1895, Image 1
THE A Li.k iP 9 A WKKKLY NEWSPAPER. "AMERICA FUlt AMERICANS." We hold that al! nu n are A uericans who Swear Allegiance to the United Slate without a mcninl reservation in favor of the Pope. PRICK FIVE CENT Volume V. OMAHA, NKBKASKA, FRIDAY, MAKC'll i!2, 18'.r,. NUMKKR 12 M V w or NOTES AND COMMENTS. The New York lV,lut, says some ultra-ProtesUnts of Boston are saying that "Lt.s Huguenots" is a pood A. I. A. opera. Jesuit Shekman, lie who one year ago advocat d outlets for ex-Roman Catholic priests of the MeNsmara and Slattery class, has btt-o spewing his opinions as to summer schools into the ears of certain deluded citizens of Chi cago. The Jesuit's oath which we pub lish weekly advises murder, to when Jesuit Sherman declared that Roman ists would be justified in muidoring thei-e ex-priests, he proved the authen ticity of that oath. If his advice re garding ex-priests Is not acceptable to the American sentiment, his opinion as to schools certainly will not be. The common council of Bos ton has passed an order requesting Mayor Curtis to offer a reward of tl.ObU for the detection and conviction of the person or persons who set fire to St. Anna's church, Dorchester district; the Gate of Heaven church, South lioston and St. Peter's church, Dorchester. The churches named are all Roman Catholic and within eight days the two former were destroyed and the latter was slightly damaged by fire. We sug gest that the bishop instruct his clergy to report to him the culprit. He ha probably confessed to the crime long before this. A Chicago paper publishes this item of news: ''In the case before Justice Prindiville yesterday against several Polish citizens who were ac cused of assaulting the He v. Father Joseph Barycski what promised to be a bitter contest ended in peace. The counsel for the defense, Mr. McNutt, acknowledged, on behalf of his clients, that they, had done wrong in the heat of excitement and pisslon. He ex pressed regret for them and apologized to Father Barzynskl and to the arch bishop for assaulting Father Barzynski, and for Improperly conducting them selves in the church. Alexander Sul livan said in view of the acknowledge ment made by the defense and their assurance given through their counsel that there would be no further lawless ness he knew he was conforming to the wishes of the archbishop and Father Barzynski when be assured the court that there was no dtsire for revenue or punishment, and, therefore, the defend ants might go in peace. He warm d them, however,that this termination of the difiiculty must be respected in the future. What was said by the counsel was 'interpreted to the crowd which filled the courtroom, and the case was formally dismissed." Think of a man who has the reputation that Alexander Sullivan has, standing at the bar of jus tice pleading the case of a Roman Cath olic archbishop and a Roman Catholic priest.n Yet there is an old and a trite saying that "birds of a ftather flock to gtther." Probably this is applicable in this case. Now we are amazed! The Democratic paper of Omaha, the World Herald actually published the following editorial opinion: "The Italian gov ernment is working up public senti ment, or a "moral force," as some call it, preparatory to unearthing interna tional complications over the lynching of Italians in Colorado the other day, and it will end in the United Sta es making ample apology and paying the families or ntxt kin of the murdered men enough cash to compensate for hurrying the desperf does off to anpther country. Although there was nothing to justify the lynching of these men, they had committed unlawful acts enough to send them to the penitent iary for a long term of years. It appears that all the Italians that were involved in the trouble, especially those that were lynched, are a murderous crew, and that it is their custom to conspire to give the stiletto to any body who angers them. But the Colorado Italians are no worse than their countrymen are as a whole, 'in other localities. They have no respect for law or the rights of others, and putting objectionable per sons out of the way is not to thera a very serious matter. Bat all the same, Uncle Sam will have to pay a round sum of money for the work of the lynchers. And it is right that this government should indemnify the families of those whom the mob killed. It is interna tional custom and treaty law to pay money under such circumstances. But the foundation of the Colorado trouble, and all similar mistakes, is in our loose system of regulating immigration. Had we restrictive immigration laws that were being en 'orced to the letter, the great army of Huns, Slavs. Poles and Italians who are overrunning our toal and other mining regions, would not be in the United States today. And the same is true of the Chinese. The gov ernment paid a round sum cf money for the Chinese labours that were- ki'.lel in Wyoming som 3 tears a?o, an 1 the finhl payments have just een made to families of the Lahans who wore killed in New Orleins some four years ago. In this connection it is proper to say tha' the shooting of a British subject ry a mob in New Orleans the other day, and the tying up of English vessels tor a whole wet k b cause the mob would not allow laborers to load or unload them, will necessitate getting quite dtvp Into the treasury for gold to "wipe out" the insult that was put upon the flag of F.ngland. But in addition to the money cost, there is the loss in self rvspeat, b- sides the mortification of being brought face to face with the fact that we allow the United States to bo the field of operations of political intrigue, murderous "labor" societies and other branches of the Italian mafia. The woo ple of this country that is the citizens, are not lawless. The lawbreaklng which follows close upon the heels of labor strikes is almost invariably insti gated by foreigners who arc not only not citizens of this country, but who enter tain hatred for those who are eitiz-ns, and contempt for our institutions. But when some of our people directly in in terest get so exasperated at these mur derous creatures that they take the law In their own hands every citizen has to chip in his share to pay for thedamage they do. Let us quitlynchicg and turn our attention to the Immigration gates, which are wide open. Ljnchlng for eigners costs us a great deal in cash and self respect. It don't pay. A dispatch from Washington, D. C, under date of March 17. 18!5, contains some points which ccl no embellishing to bring thera to the at tention of the people. Were it neces sary to produce evidence in substantia tion of the charge that Roman Catholics owe primary allegiance to the pope, it would not be necessary to look farther than this dispatch. In it would be found positive evidence of a divided allegiance. That dispatch reads as lollows: "St. Patrick's day, coming on Sunday, was celeb-ated in St. Patrick's church today, with bU'h pontifical mass by Mgr. Satolli, and a sermon by Rev. Father Richard.-', president of George town college, on 'The WTorlJ-Wide Work Wrought by St. Patrick and the Irish Race." Mgr. Satolli, was assisted in the service by Father Hooker, Sbiiretti and a largo number of the local Catholic clergy. His celebration of the mass wes accompanied by orches tra, choir and organ. President Rich ard's sermon was notable in portraying the Irish race as God's chosen people of modern times, as the Jews had been the ehosea people of the old dispensa tion, and also in its elrquent tribute of loyalty to the pope and his American delegate, Mgr. Satolli. Referring to the growing influence of the Irish the world over Father Richards said tha-- a mighty empire, far vaster than the Raman power, the empire of the English speaking people, was growing up and overshadowing the world. A grasping, relentless, unfeeling power it is, no doubt, yet in general just to in dividuals, much like that pagan but orderly empire of old. And now, where ever the English flag is plauted there the Irish go wnh it to plant the faith. Nay, they outrun their masters. Driven frjm home by unjust laws, by oppres sion, cruelty, poverty and famine, they penetrate to the remote quarters of the globe, bearing with them their priest and their faith. This Irish immigra tion was at first toward the Catholic countries of Europe. Then toward the United States. At the present day they are flowing into South America, where 100,000 Irishmen are settled on the hills surrounding Buenos Ayres, They are founding a new world in Australia; they are powerful in India; they are invading all the countries of Europe. European countries are tak ing possession of the Oriental regions, and the ancient prophecy of Noah is in course of realization, with the Irish giving back to the east the fa'th it had rejected. Father Richards referred to the distinguishing characteristics of the Irish in their unwavering fidelity to the see of Rome, which equipped them for their world's mission. Then, addressing Mj;r. Satolli, he said: 'Venerable prelate, from the moment you set foot on these shores, the heart of the American church bade you a joy ful and respectful welcome. We are all of us Irish, all of us Romans in our wel come to thee. When, therefore, you write to the glorious pontiff whom you so worthily represent, say the hearts of his children in America bt at with only one impulse, loyalty and love for the see of Peter. In his words, how ever much the world may carp and blame, we know that we shall find the purest faith, the most devoted patriot ism. Ask him, then, to rely upon our obedience and our affection, and im plore him to bless, fi om his throne of buffering, his children in tin o United States, that we under Iahj may rarry on with high-hearted courage and steadfast truth the ini-sion intrusted by Celostine to St. Patrick and the Irish race.' The statement bal ad led sig nificance owing to ihe (KTsihtoiit but groundless rejiorts that the Jesuit order was not in full sympathy with Mgr. Satolli' mission. President Richards is one of the influential members of the order, and Georgetown college one of its leading schooW. The AiyuiKiuf of San Fran-ci-co, is not much given to caressing the Roman beast, except In a left-handed manner, yet 1 s satire Is so fine that some might mistake what it prints for com mendation. A fair sample of Its style is contained in t!ie following editorial: It has reflected little credit on the smartness of the Roman Catholic hier archy in the United States that they should have delayed so long to set up an opKsition in this country to the sacred shrines of Lourdes and Ste. Anne do B-'aupre. But they have at last awaked to the folly of allowing so much religious fervor, and t-sM chilly i-oniueh coin, to be exported to foreign lands. A shrine warranled to perform mirac ulous cures has loen established In the state of New York, at a plate called Auriesville, which stands on the site of an ancient Mohawk village. Here, In the year HiHi, the Jesuit fath ers Jaques and Goupil were massacred by the savages; the narrative of their death fillsoneof Parkman's most touch ing and eloquent pages. The life of Jaques is so thrilling in Its dramatic romance that a Protestant might well acquiesce in the commemoration of his name by a statue; but the priests pro pose to turn his memory to better ac count. In life, the father was the most honest of men, impatient of pious fraud, and indignant at anything which sav ored of imposture; he told the truth al ways, ard when, after his escape, he returned to France and exhibited to queen and court his mutilated hands, the fingers of which had been gnawed off by Mohawk squaws, he would not allow his sufferings to be made the sub ject of a mummery or the hasis of a lying chronicle. When he returned to the field of his labors in the Mohawk country, he was just as frank; he never claimed divine interposition in hj work, or pretended that ho was other than he was. If he had lived to this day, no one would have bat n more shocked at the present use of his name than he. Two hundred and fifty years after his death, the twenty-seventh private session of the third plenary council of Baltimore report' d a resolution in favor of the beautification of Isaac Jaques and Rene Goupil. Beautification is done by a decree of the pop", and is the first step toward canonization. Fifty years after a devout member of the church dies, application may be made to the pope for his beautification. The congrega tion of rites then examines certificates and attestations of his piety and of the miracles he performed: if these are sat isfactory, the pope decrees the beauti fication, and relics of the deceased are exposed for the adoration of bj'.ievcrs. Sufficient time has not yet elapsed for the congregation to make their report in the case of Jogues and Goupil, hut it is expected that it will presently be forthcoming, and, in the meantime, the Society ot Jesus has bought the spot where the two priests are supposed to have been martyred, and has erected a small oratory there, with a gilt crucifix and a plaster statue of the Virgin. The true inwardness of their purpose was revealed when they an nounced that miraculous cures could be performed at the shrine through the intercession of tho martys. Witnesses were not wanting. An Irish policeman named Michael Griffin came forward and testified that he had been cured of a running sore by assiduous prayers at the altar. Similar testimony was borne by others, whose names and whose story are fully recorded ia a register kept by tiie Jesuits on the spot. The news spread far and wide, and last summer the oratory was visited by five thousand supplicauts who had diseases to be cured or prayers to be granted for it is announced that the beautilii Father Jaques will not ocly attend to the practice of medicine, but will secure the divine favor for business enterprises which do not involve any breach of morality. This year the number of visitors is expected to bo much larger. A pilgrimage from New York to the oratory is to set forth on August Lull. To accommodate the visitors, an open chapel capable of hold ing fifteen hundred people is to be erected when the mows m It. Ail through Augusta daily mass is to be said by a Jesuit father. It is confidently hoped that the receipts of the shrine this bummer will exceed those of Ste. Anno de Beaupre. Why not? There is no abatement in the ferver of super stition or in public credulity. The priests who dictate to their Hot ks what they thuuld believe and what not, are unanimous in Indorsing these miracle-wo- king shrines, and a mass of human t s i.rony derived from foots and knaves Is on record u eon firm their statements. Of the Irish Cuthollcs of New York, hadly five Hr cent, know enough to laugh at the Imposture. Evtrry Jesuit in the country is prepared to War wit ness that the Nines of Father Jaqus are under the oratory which they are not and that devout prayer to them "ill cure diseases which have lis 111 -d the faculty, and secure profit to business enterprises which are undertaken In a Contrite spirit of faith. Why should not the wor Irish Immigrant and the Illiterate servant-girl empt their pock ets to obtain such prleole-s boons? Sunpose, If wo may suppose such a thing, tli at Protestant Americans be lieved that relics possessed the power of hiallng, and that prayer to a taint would accomplish results which hud been vainly hoped from Dover's powd ers, Jamaica ginger, or paregoric, would wo not all hasten to drop our dimes, and our quarters, and our dol lars lnt j the greasy palm of tho mumb ling Jesuit who officiated as doorkeeper at trie shrine? As for tho Arijntmiil, It has always been a champion of protee tion to domestic industry. By &H means let the Jesuit fathers go ahead and rake In the small change and the coppers of the devout, so that the paujier labor of foreign ecclesiasticism shall no longer bo fattened on American con tributions. We have no doubt we can produce as fine an article of mlraclo In this country as they do in France or In Canada. This new development is fairly entitled to tho kindly consideration of congress. True, miracles have never yet been the subject of fiscal legislation, nor have we any precedent to guide us In placing a protective duty on prayer. But congress contains minds large enough to grasp the problem. When, In tho middle ages, a cathedral or a monkery secured relics of deal saints, which attracted pilgrimages of the de vout, a neighboring cathedral or monk ery was sure to announce the acquisi tion of other, finer and more potent relics; thus, for generations the com petition between Cologne and Treves was lively, and eHch archbishop labored faithfully to destroy tho business of 'he Other. That is the way to do now. Let trie JchjIIs of Aurieaviilo expose the frauds at Ste. Anne de B-iiur.re, and let congress impute a heavy duty on returning invalids who have b en doctored up by foreign mirai 1 snaps. Let us have protection to our home miracle industry. The Sjih'it of tSeventy-S!.rt a new patriotic paper published at Seattle, Wash., says: The great ma jority of the people of Seattle have look-id upon Providence Hospital cs an institution conducted on the broadobt lines of christian charity. Now and again hints have been dropped that all was not as represented, but these soon passi d away, as no mention of them ever appeared in the newspapers of the city. There has been considerable talk on the streets recently regarding the circumstances connected with the death of a woman named Woodrow, who died in Providence Hospital on the morning of February 14th. A representative of ikrcnty-Hix was detailed to inquire into the case fully in order that the facts might be given to the public. The husband of the dead woman, one of the doctors having her else in hand, the nurse, Sister Ma-y, who had charge of the invalid, the sister superior of Prov idence Hospital, and the UTdertaker who attended to the'in'erin nt of the body were all Interviewed. Stripped of all sentiment or prejudice it appears that a woman in almost needy circum stances sought admission to Providence Hospital on February 5:,b, there to undergo an opperatior for the removal of tumors. The husbaad, Frederick Woodrow, a man earning a livelihood as a laborer, made, according to his affidavit, which appears below, certain arrangements with the sister superior as to the expense to be incurred while his wife was an inmate of tb. 3 hospital. An operation, much more difficult than had been anticipated, was performed on the 11th, and on the morning of Thurs day, February 14:h, the patient died. Up to this point there appears nothing in this case which might not be found in a thou-and others. A human being had reached a point, while suffering from a certain disease, where a surgi eal opera io.i was the only chance. An attempt was mide to save her life by this means, and failed. When the body was removed it apieais that the sister superior had already takeu the pre caution to secure everything of value belonging to the deceased woman, even to the wedding ring from her hand, to insure payment for expenses claimed by her to have been incurred. All clothing, except a nightdress and a pair of stockings which were uion the Nsly, were held with other priqwrty Rumors were stum current reflecting i-crlouslv iion thou) In charge of Prov idence Hospital on account of which an Irq.ilry whs Insll'ulcd hy this pawr as already mentioned. It was found that aside fro n ihe emu statemen's of Mr. Woodrow an.) the sister ticrior there was nothing to rojiort which would lo of siei'lal Interest to the general public. Mr. Woodrow made a statement, In the form of an affidavit, which Is as follows: "Skatti.k, Wash , Kelt. 27th, I ,', Krederlck Wttodrow. ttelng duly sworn, deposes and say: That tho woman, Itose Wttodrow, who died in Providence Hospital tut tho morning of Thursday, Febriary II, was his wife. That the deceased woman was admitted to Prov idt nee Hospital on February iitli, to bo treated for certain tumors from which she was suffering, thereby biug in said hospital nine days. Deponent further says that hy a special arrange ment made between ttio si ter siierior tif said Providence Hospital anil him self, It was agreed that tho total cost for tho care and treatment of Mrs. Woodrow should not exceed seven dol lars ($7.00) or week, or one dollar ($1 Oil) per day for any time In excess of the first week. In spl.e of this agree ment there has I teen a claim fttr the amount of seventeen dollar and nliiety Ilve cents($17.iCi) made by tho aforesaid lister superior, and because tills claim has not been paid, theclothlng, jewelry and other properly of the deceased has Itoen retained by said sister superior, who refuses to deliver them until the sum tif seventeen dollars and ninety five cents (I7 W) has been paid. De ponent stales further that in addition to retaining the articles above men tioned, that the wedding ring was taken from the hand of his wife and Is now retained by tho sister siiiorlor, at which act the deponent feels much ag grieved, believing it to bo un act of heartlessness in people who nre posing In the name of charity, while in fact they are conducting their business, giving it the most liberal construction, for tho money there Is In It. Tho de ponent takes this means of placing this matter before tho people of Seattle in order that t hey may be able to judge for themselves the facts in tie1 case. Fkkdkuk k Woodhow. Witnesses L' M' ""'r, Witnesses j WM Fuanhkn Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27th day of February, 1W3. L. M. PliKSNALI., seal A Notary Pu'tllc in and fttr the slate of Washington, re siding at Seattle, in King county." The gist of tho complaint tif Mr. Woodrow Is, first, that tho charges made are in excess of the sum agreed upon, and secondly, that tho act of the sister superior in Uiking the wedding ring of his wife, in addition to the other property was, "an act of heartlessness.". The sister superior made an att"nipt to avoid discussing tho matter when in terviewed by a representative of this paper. Her account of the arrange ment with Mr. Woodrow as to the charges to be made for the ear j of his wife, differed in this respect: The rate was to be eight dollars iter week with additional charges for medicines and use of operating; room. Tho sister superior claims that undertbisarrange- ment the charge of $17 95 was very reasonable,. When arked her reasons for retaining the wtddlng ring she promptly answertd: "It is business. We want pay for our bill; this man is poor, he promised to pay me 17. CO the next day after bring in his wife; he did not do so. People will pay more than they are worth for things belonging to those they love if they are g'tod peo ple. And so we may wait a lor-g time, sometimes hree months, or longer, but they usually come."' The sister superior seems to be a shrewd business woman, a judge of human na'ure and quick at estimating the financial stand ing of those with whom she comes in contact. She claims that during the twelve years she has b;en in this hos pital the institution has been out of pocket many times on account of earing for poor people, and th 're'oio she in tended to prevent any repetition of such instances if possible. & ; Su will take the p tsition, and wo venture to say HO per cent, of the people of this city ilt agree with it, lhat 'rom the point of view of a pawn-broker the action of the sister superior was per fectly justified. "It is business." There are people who may so far forget the general rules of "business" as to think there is something sacred about, a wedding ring, if not about the wearing apparel or trinkets of a departed loved one. The writer of this article is con sidered by many to bj a son ehalst -rn man, one with but little of what we term "sentiment" in his makeup; he is no longer young and impulsive. In his treatment of men there is considerable of "business," and yet among the things he holds most dear is a little purse once carried by his 'ather; a portion of the List coat ever bought for him by his mother; the little stockings worn by an infant daughter at the time she died in his arms more than twenty years ago: while the ring of his dead wife, as it glistens sometimes upon a daughter's hand today, brings buck memories which could not bo undetsuxtd by this woman who is called ' sister sujterior." The chances are that this man Wood row may be many a long day before he can pay the ' bond." True, J,,. m!i;ht replevin the property he'd, lint that would not pay the claim of the sister superior. It might not )' "lufim-M," but If a fund mm raised to "redeem tho pledges" held by tho sister superior, t would ntt doubt lie a good act, and any thing In exeoH of thetl7.il." demanded by the charitable lustlluion on Fifth sir, et, might go toward de'raylng tho expense of the funeral of Mrs. Wood row. Tim jtooplo tif Seattle, and of the whole state, are too Intelligent to need any homily tin the foregoing rasij. On tine side was poverty and on the other ' business." It is well that this matter hnshom made public. It will place Providence Hospital before tho tieoplo In a proM'i-light. It is a bunivrM In stitution, and as such should be treated as well as a grocery store or a black smith's shop, but no Itetter. At present there Is the poor farm for the jKMtr anil Providence- Hospital for those who can pav; but., in the name of common sense, let there lie no more posing on the part of the latter institution, In the name of charity. "Kkv. Mammon C. Peters, of tho Bloiimliigdale Reformed church, New Yttrk city," says the Omaha Ch Hu tu in Advocate, "scored tho contracting parties In tho late Gould-Castolanc-marriage In the following manner: 'The wealth of this nation Is In tho hands of a few, and these few are marry ing off their daughters to titled Im beciles. This Is the most successful way of making a nation oor. A mar riage for money or title Is a humiliat ing stoop to tho dust; a hollow mockery that blushes ttt heaven, American men as a rule marry for love; royal scoun drels always for money. With them Cupid has changed his name to cupid ity. There Is no record of an Inter national marriage where hard cash was the consideration for empty title that did not end unhappily. Yet amhplous fathers and managing mothers of most heartless daughters are constantly play ing the same unlucky game. Two mil lion dollars for a title! The outward legal form in such a mating may seal the lips of criticism, hut a marriage It is not. As the 2,lKX),0tiO to be settled on the little count Is contingent on his good behavior, there is very little like lihood of the money ever getting out of the Gould family. We despise tho man who takes a bribo. We put stripes upon bim. What shall we say of these titled fortune hunters who offer them selves in marriage to tho highest bld d'.sr? And what shall we say tif the oung women who turn that which Is noble and pure and American away, and sell themselves to be offered will ing victims on altars of Ejropean pro fligacy"'' Wo pretend to bo a demo cratic nation. We are the most snobbish and slavish worshipers of rank of any nation in the world. It is seldom that aa effeta i obleman falls in a suit for an American woman's hanl. There is delusive charm in titles we affict to despise that woman will feign to love adventurers who would, If untitled, be positively repulsive. Such marriages are far from respectable. The pagan pomp and vulgar outlay with which It may be celebrated only furnish the mash that covers the mockery the mockery that always taunts the misery in tho end '" Your Duty. EttiTOil Amkkican: While there are people who must cut off every luxury and be content with the necessaries, be carelul that you do not consider THE American and kindred p uters a luxury. The people most remember their duty to their country, and every subscrip tion aids in placing bjfore the people the dangers to our land, and if this work is not done by the prt ss, it must be done in a wav that will cost more tiian a fe dol!arssubcription to projter periodicals. Consider your duty to your self and your country before you begin to write to these publisning houses, "I admire your paKT, but I must stop every luxury. Lt'X. A fluids Logic. Little boy who has just run an errand for his mother" vlamal two boys were fighting on the street acd one of them swore terribly." Mother: "What did you do? ' Little boy: "Weil, I did not do any thing; but I thougat he was either a very bad bov or a gooi Roman Catho lic. ' A Ptiiind of Facts is worth oceans of theories. More in fants are successfully raised on the Gail Borden Eagle Brand Condensed Milk than upon any other food. Infant llmltti is a valuable pamphlet for motaeis. Send your address to the Ne York Condensed Milk Company, New York. Orangemen. The regular meetings of American Lodge No. L'21, L. O. I., will be held every Saturday night at Hodmen's hall, l"th and Douglas street. All members are requested to be present.