The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, March 22, 1895, Page 5, Image 5

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opposition to the American idea of
political unUm, viz., hilitical disinte
gration. Wo roust not fo'get that
are receiving constancy iooreasirg
thousands from the lowest ranks ol the
na'l u, of which 57 per if nt are illiu r
a'e, aid where when mint) patriot
hotrt Long live Italy,' mob of thes
ilii'erate lower classes will gather
a'oui him shouting, 'Long live t .t
paiiacy.'
"Remembering that UKin all que'--tiots
of s cial reform tai t are involv, d
in state or national legislation, the vote
of this foreign born eVuient and their
immediate descendants, can he counted
op a almost bolid, the important role
played by this element in men logisla
tioo, the following fae 8 from the
eleventh census p'ainly indicate:
"Of the lti '.tjo.nil malts of voting
age in the United Slates, 1,710 4.V ure
colored, and 4,a 1S,4."1 an: foreign-born.
The native white voting element duiu
bers 8 N C.22.", while the fore q f le
nient numbers ti 3'.i2,C3.", Atmlyzirg
tnese results etil further, we Una Ilia
of this to al d u in Ik r of the fuieign
males of voting age, C.04!,0-J.j are in the
North Atlantc, Nerth Central, and
Western Divisions, the males of voting
age of native white parentage in too
same divisions numbering tillW.yii.'t.
Again, in the North Atlantic and North
Central Divisions the males of voting
age of native white parentage cunibe r
5,iioS,l."i, while those of tie foreign
element number 5,410,901, and of this
number 3,000,'J'1 are foreign-lwrn. In
both the North Atlantic and the West
ern Divisions the males of voting age
who are foreign-born or of foreign par
entage already exceed in number the
males of voting age of nativo parentage.
In each of these divisions the number oi
foreign born males of voting age is very
nearly twice that of the males of for
eign parentage. About one thud, there
fore, of, the entire voting element in
these divisions is foreign-born In
nineteen of the states and territories
north of Mason and Dixon's line, the
foreign voting element outnumbers the
native."
Our premium book oiler will be with
drawn April 5.
NEW A. P. A. OFFICERS.
End of the Ies .Moines, Iowa, Session
On Annual linen.
Dks Moines, la., March 21. The
state council of the A. F. A. in eighth
annual session, today elected the follow
ing officers: President, II. P. Bowers,
Clinion; vice-president, Dr. R. F,
Dunduss, Sioux City; secretary of state,
J. II. Campbell, Des Moines; chaplain,
J. S. Ferguson, Keokuk; secretary, 11.
Robinson, Missouri Valley; treasurer,
R. Duncan Grant, Boone; sergeant-at-
arms, N. B. Borden, Holaday, Adair
county; euard, B. M. Cobb, Marcus;
sentinel, I. II. Moredyke, Villisca; trus
tees, J. E. Wilkins, Des Moines; Ovid
Vlen, Council Bluffs, Samuel A. Smith,
Lake City
Des Moines was selected as the next
place of meeting. It was decided that
the per capita tax should bo reduced to
25 cents per annum. An amendment
was passed that no member should be
dropped for non-payment of dues until
one year in arrears. Resolutions were
passed indorsing the stand taken by the
mayor cf Savannah recently in uphold
ing true American ideas aDd principles
ol government, and a memorial adopted
for the late lie. Ueiinls Murphy, of
West Liberty.
Our premium book offer will be with
drawn April 5.
Becoming a Catholic Sea).
During the present year the Catholic
university expects to finish and occupy
McMahon hall, a splendid new struct
ure devoted to the technical lectures
demonstrations. Washington is rapidly
becoming a Catholic seat, with thi
great university and the papal delegate
located here. Next year it is the pur
pose of the managers of the university
to erect another large building, to cost
about $750,000, and the plans for this
grea' institution involve the ultimate
expenditure of about $:i0,000,000. Of
course it will take as many years, and
perhaps longer, to carry out this work,
but the day is coming when the Catho
lic university of Washington will be the
greatest seat of learning in the world
OOD'S
Sarsaparilla is carefully
prepared by experienced
pharmacists from Sarsa-
parilla, Dandelion, Man-
ttii&drake.Dock.Pipsissewa,
Juniper Berries, and other well known
Vegetable remedies. The Combination, Pro
portion and Process are Peculiar to Hood's
Sarsaparilla, giving It strength and rurativa
power Peculiar to Itself, not pos
sessed by other remedies. Hood's
arsaparilla
Cures Scrofula, Solt Rheum, Sores, Boils,
Pimples and all other affections caused by
Impure blood: Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Sick
Ilemlache, Indigestion, Debility, Catarrh,
Rheumatism, Kidney and Liver Com
plaints. It is Not What
we Say, but what flood's
k Sarsaparilla Does, that
tells the story Hood's
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HOOd'S PUIS r purely vegetable. S3o.
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I One effect of the growth of the univer
lty Is alrvao'y apparent, and that is a
rapid rise in the value of 1 tnd about its
site. It i eotivuVd that thia university
, authorities have not as jet purchas. d a
' quarter of the ground which they will
i ultimately m cd, ai d tlx iuh real estate
' elsewhere la the suburb of Washing'
i tun is practically not to r sold at any
i price, dor ng these hard tiim s, that
lying adjacent to the university grounds
is ht 1J at stiff and advancing figures.
Ch.cujolUrM.
HE MAlK A HIT.
lirhersllv of America tdiM-itrd hy
Hon. v. S. I.iiittm.
At a m-etirg of the International
council of wom-n, held at Metzerott
hall, in Washington' recently, Hon. W.
S L'nton. of Michigan, by invitation
d live red an address on the subject of
the proposed university of America.
There was a large and distinguished
audience, Including many of the leading
citizens of Washington. Among the
ladies who took part in the programme
were Mrs. Hinnah Bailey, the million
aire quakeress,, Mhs Susan 1$. Anthony
Mrs', lielva A. L'.ckwood, Miss Kate
Field and the countess of Aberdeen.
The last mimed lady delivered the clos
inir address of'the evening. Mr. Linton
made a great bit. He received an en
thu-iastic ovation, and was cheered
lustily at the end of almost eve ry sen
tence. In the course of his remarks he
began by calling attention to the fact
that just loO years ago, in 171)5, George
Washington, wrote one of his strongest
state naoers. advocatinir the establish
ment of a great national university in
this city. Mr. Linton called upon the
organized societies of worn in all over
the country to lend their influence to
the realization of Washington's dream.
He stated that bills had bee n repeatedly
Introduced in congress during the pres
ent century, commencing with Mr. Bar
low's bill, prepared at the suggestion of
Thomas Jefferson, and introduced by
Senator Logan, of Pennsylvania, in 1800,
and ending with the bill of Senatjr
Kyle at the second session of the pres
ent congress. He said further that a
beautiful site had been selected and set
aside by the Father of his country on
the banks of the E'otomac, which is
still owned by the government, and
known as University square, being the
larire. fine reservation on which the
national observatory now stands, Mr.
Linton then called attention to the val
uable adjuncts of a university already
established here, namely: the army and
navy medical mu-eum, the botanical
garden, the Smithsonian institute, the
great national museum, the agricul
tural department with botanic and ex
perimental adjuncts and its museum,
the navy yard, the patent office, the
Cocoran art gallery and thecaptol build
ing, with their treasures of pictures and
statuary, besides the vast stores of
knowledge collected in the geological
survey, the coast and geodetic survey,
and the different department buildings;
and above all, the magnificent library
of congress, which is now and always
will be, the most complete collection of
books in the western hemisphere. Mr.
Linton thet entered upon an earnest
8nd eloquent appeal for au endorsement
of the Hainer bill, jost introduced,
which provides for the establishment
and maintenance of the University of
America, and sets apart the remaining
public lands for its endowment, thus
creating the very largest fund provided
for the support of any university in ex
istence. The bill provides for the ap
pointment of the student annually from
each congressional district, aggregating
about 4 000, who are to receive the
same privileges and emolument as giv
en to cadets at West Point and Annap
olis, including $500 a year for their sup
port and incidental expenses. The sou-
dents are to be selected by competitive
examination from the graduates of the
schools In each district, and the compe
tition is to be open to all, regardless of
sex or worldly circumstances.
After thus describing the bill Mr.
Linton stated that millions of acres of
the public land had been frittered away
and are now in the hands sf speculators,
who are, in many css-s, wealthy for
eigners. He saiel that the government
had generously given other millions of
acres to the states to assist in establish
ing and perpetuating our grand free
school system.
"Now," said he, "save the remnant of
this public domain for the establish
ment of the University of America, and
it will be a fitting cope stone for the ed
ucational system of our country." He
further said: "We have established
schools (or war, therefore, at this peace
meeting, when the brainy women of the
world are present, it is fitting that ac
tion should be taken toward establish
ing the greatest institution of its kind
in the world, an institution devoted en
tirely to the art of peace, progress and
prosperity. "Within its portals," said
he, "would be gathered the brightest
boys from all over the land, from the
great cities and farms; from the poor
man's home as well as from the palace
of the rich, boys and girb who had out
stripped their fellows in gallant compe
tition for the noblest prize to be attained
in the student's life a prize won in a
contest where brains is not blue blood:
where character and not caste; where
scholarship, and not sex; where merit
and not money would prevail. With
merited respect for established univers
ities. Including tho of Kurope, we can
readily we that thU university would
have such tducatlonat advantages that
it would no 1 mger at time b consld
i re J net' ssary or even fashionable to
send our youth abroad to deriv the
highest culture. The University of
America, If founded and provided for In
the manner suggested by i's promoters,
would become the intellectual center of
the human race.""
At the close of his address Mr. Lin
ton whs warmly congratulated by many
of the ladie O'i'istitutii.g the Interna
tional Council, a well as by numU-r
o' persetns in the audience who cmne
upon the platform.
M'ALMVi 10 ItE TiaNsl.ATEO.
Humor Tliat He lit lo Hcrmnt' Coadjutor
Arrliliioliop of idiot mi.
BOSTON, Mass , M irt h Hi News ha
been received 'r mi R me that Bishop
John Lineaste r Spalding, of Pioria,
111., fll le translated in the near fu
ture lo b come coadjutor archbishou of
Huston, with the title of mice'Crsion.
Dr. Spaldirg, w lio is a m phe w of the
late archbishop of Baltimore, ranks as
the foremost scholar among the Rinnan
t'a.holic bishops in this country, and is
widely known as a divine of great
emint nee and fo ce of character in the
church. Besides being a distinguished
public lecturer and p -eachcr, he is the
author of several important works ot
great research and erudition which
have taken high rank and directed the
special attention of Rome, whore his
zeal and ability are well known and
most highly appreciated. Bishop
Spalding comes here more particularly
in consequence of the severs attacks
said to have bee n made here on the
ehureh and Catholicity in general for
many years past with no defence. As
this was considered a humiliating con
dilion for the Catholic laity to bo con
stantly subjected to, it was thought
wise on the part of Roinu to take the
matter under consideration. Dr. Spal
ding is quite capab'e of protettirg
Catholic interests whether in the pul
pit or from the public platform, as he is
one of the mo-,t polished and forcible
speakers among the American hie
rarchy, and is regarded in ecclesiastical
circles as a much abler man and more
profound scholar than Satolll.
Dr. Spalding is a distinguished grad
uate of some of the most famous uni
versities of EurojH', where he won the
highest honors in the lino of degrees.
His uncle, us archbishop, presided over
the Second Plenary council of Balti
more. Bishop Spaldirg was especially
selected to take charge of the Catholic
educational exhibitat the World's Fair
at Chicagt). To is is not iin unusual
circumstance in the Catholic church,
where, under certain exigencies, it may
be deemed wise and prudenton the part
of Rome, as in the case of Bishop John
Kain, of Wheeling, West Virginia, who
has been appointed coadjutor archbish
op of St. Louis, with title of succession,
to take the place of Archbishop Ken-
rick, who has been permanently retired
from the ministry.
WANT THE JESUITS EXPELLED.
Canadian Protection Association Hints In
a Manifesto at Civil War.
TOKONTO, Ont., March 10 The ex
ecutive committee of the Canadian Pro
tection Association has issued a mani
festo in which a solemn protest is enter
ed against dominion interference in the
Manitoba school question. It accuses
the Catholic hierarchy, which it says is
controlled by Jesuits, of stirring up
feelings of discontent in the minis of
French half-breeds, who if let alone
would have accepted the school act
without question. There is also a
slightly veiled threat that if the do
minion government acedes to the hie
rarchy's demands civil war will be en
gendered, "as happened," to use the
words of the manifesto, "to the great
country to the south of us, when $4,000,
000,000 was expended and the lives of
nearly a million men were sacrificed to
make good arguments for state and fed
eral rights." Continuing, the mani
festo says:'
To prevent a recurrence of attempts
to destroy the public school system of
the various province's, and to restore
harmony among all our people, irre
spective of creed, we ask all our mem
bers aud every patriotic citizen to unite
in the jut demand that Jesuits be
forthwith expelled from this country.
The manifesto is being sent broad
cast over the country by mail and wire
tonight.
No premium books with The Ameiu
can after April a.
The A. P. A. as a See-ret Order.
Kditok The American: The only-
way for an outsider to judge of the right
or wrong of a secret order is by its pub
lished principles and visible results,
and even then he in:y not judge wisely,
not knowing the character of its s ?crot
work. We believe that the A. P. A.
considered it necessary, under the cir
cumstances, to organize as a se'Cret
order as the only suecess'ui method of
inaugurating a non-partisan reform
within the existing parlies, s reform
commencing njne too soon for the
good of the order. But many friends
of the order doubt its ability to ac
complish in this way the work it has
in hand But the order will, however,
decide for itself whether or not it can
do it, and whether it will be goeid policy
and wise statesmanship to continue on
its present line of secrecy, well knowing
the oppo!lloii of many themsands to
secret of den, rsHH-ia'ly In po itie.
The U-ad-rs o! the A. I. A. movc-
mentare undoubtedly giving much at
tctithm to tho beit inu rest of the
order, whether It sh I i-ontinue iu
pie-tent policy a s. i r, I ordt-r or or
gani'i's-lf into an op. n party for na
tional reform. It Is to be hoped, how
ever, ttil wise tmiiiM'ls will prevail
and that harmony and efficiency will
attend it in all iu future plans.
The implacable eneiuU of the A. P.
A. are greatly fearing its Inll.ienie and
power in Klitics hut they are hoping
that as the order suddi nly apiK-urvd in
its Increasing strengtl like a e'iMiiet
dashiiitr in the ht av. ns, mi like that
luminary it may H soon begin lo receMe
and dis.ipiioar. But tima will tell the
H-rmauem-y of the order.
J. G. PlNintt E.
Di nkkk, 111., March l'i. Is;t5.
No premium Kniks with The Ameri
ca N after April 5.
I rt i iliiiii of Hie Press ami Pulpit.
Are they f.-eo in ties United StalesV
We hear of inde pendent journa'lntn but
where are the Independent journals?
There miy be a few exceptions, especi
ally among the small papers printed for
local news; hut generally the pre-s is
not free; ii i gagged, and the pulpit Is
gagged, with a few honorable excei
tions. Why is tliis, iu a land over which
tho banner eif freedom waves? Why is
the pulpit, and press, secular and re
ligious, s.) cautious, timid and reserved,
that they refuse to discuss without fear
and defend with patriotic zeal and
christian fortitude, tne great, funda
meut il principles of our religion and
civil institutions? Yea, questions that
Invjlve the very existence of the repub
lic? Surely there i an influence from
some quarter thut will account for this
strange attitude. We have constitu
tional liberty This is the land of free
men and not of slaves. Why do ntt toe
pulpit and press use this liberty more
hea'tily and fully to defend and per
petuate our inheritance? What is the
pulpit and press for? Are they n it in
structors of the people? Or are they
only the tools of demagogues and in
struments of priestcraft and designing
politicians? Intelligence, sound -elig-lous
in-it ruction and patriotism are the
bulwarks of our nition. But every
generation needs to be taught the true
principles of meirality and religion,
civil rights ar,d duties or they will
grow up semi-barbarians. The gener
ation which will be the glory or shame
of our nation, are today nurselings
helpless infants, btbes and they will
b) what wo make them, by our neglect
or by our faithful discipline and in
struction. It becomes us to ask, what
kind or an inheritance shall we hand
down to our posterity? Our fathers
have left us a precious inheritance
the boem of civil and religious liberty.
Shall we sell our birth-right tj strang
ers, and become the slaves of a tyranni
cal priesthood, the ''shaven pated
despots of Italy?''
Shall sircery, the "lying wonders"
of the Babylonian harlot intimidation,
the howling mob and the threats of
murder, close the lips of patriotism and
silence the heralds of God, sjnt into
the world with the tid ngs of peace and
love and good will to men" The pulpit
and pro?s are mfghty ajents for good
or ill. They largely mould the senti
ment of a comm jnity. A large part of
society is controlled in thjir judgments
and opinions by the pulpit and the
press, because they are not independent
thinkers and suffer themselves to be
carried along the current and prevail
ing sentiment of the p ess. They are
like a nose of wax you do not know
which way it points, unless you know
who twisted it last. Too many are
willing that someboJy else should do
the thinking. If the masses were
thinkers, intelligent, sound in principle,
had the power of analysis and were the
friends of the truth in polities and re
ligion, they would control both pulpit
and press, and these would have to
voice the sentiment of the people or
step down and out. No degree of Jesuit
ism could wheedle that class of ieople
into false measures.
But unfortunately that is not the cae
with the masses. But we should aim
to make all the people intelligent, wise
and honest. Then demagogues and
knaves would have tostand back. The
people would no longer be the servants
of government ofticerj and tricky poli
ticians, but officers would be servants
of the people and would have to do the
people's business or be out of a job. But
many in the land cannot read and so
limited iu knowledge that the-y are un
able to grapple with the greater learn
ing and cunning craftiness of press and
pulpit, and so are led astray and be
come the victims eif delusion, and sell
their manheiod and birth right to dem
agogues and rascals. But the "little
red school house" would stop that game.
Kducate the people. This is the design
of our free schools, that every child in
the laud should have a good education,
and they can get it in our sehenils. But
this is just what Satolli, the American
pope, don't want, because a graduate of
the little red school house would not be
an easy victim.
Again, the press and pulpit become
victims of Jesuitism, of intimidation
and through greed and selfishness, sell
the truth for earthly gain and earthly
hon-ir. ThU ought not so to bo. The
pulpit and pre ru two great edu
cators, and are a curMtor a blessing ai-
conling to their character. "A corrupt
trtHi c ii. not bring forth gt"id fruit."
Win n the) pulpit and press are corrupt,
tint nation will lie corrupt, "Like
prh st, likt Hip'et." An Intelligent,
moral, pio.is poople will not sus'ain
pros that has gone over to the nitln of
evii. How great Is tho resxinIMllty
of the pulpit snd pres.! Arc tln-y not
Unind te defend all tho Interests of the
nation? The prt in former years has
tiet ii less timid than now. But of lute
Jens It has fallen under the espionage
of the worst set of men on earth, the
Jesuits. In fact, the whole troip of
Babylonians, from Leo XIII. down to
the hiwt si womhii'r of tho dragon, Is
a spy! What an affront to American
freemen that foreign int adorn should
ikulk thr-emgh our land as spies, to plot
aealnst our liU-rty, and by Intimida
tion, Il ittery, "speaking lies In hypo
crisy," to delude our politicians to gain
au er.ti restrain tho pre-s arid pulpit
and thus silence the voice of freedom!
Has il come Ul this, that freedom of
sp:'eeh Is to be silenced by the howling
mob which gets its inspiration from
Rome? If Hie pojit! so much admires
our f t-e institutions, why does he not
teach his disciples to respect them?
Shall Americans hold their ponce
when office se-ekors and politicians noil
their country for Roman votes? Shall
we sui renj -r all that has made, this a
great nation and the home of tho free?
Shall we rest supinely, and by criminal
Indifference allow ollleo-sei kers to be
tray our country Into tho hands of the
worst tyrant on earth?
Why did President Cleveland write
that letter tf congratulation lo Piqie
L "o and pr-nUe the "Holy father" for
his admiration of American inrti'.u
tions? Damnable lit pocrisy! A black
falsehood for political ends. Why did
he not write a letter of comfort to per
secuted ministers in papal lands and
words of encouragement to tho poor,
oppressed vassals of papal tyranny?
No! Hi writes to their oppressor and
congratulates him on his success in do
grading millions of his fellow men! Did
Cleveland ever read the encyclical let
ters of the popes? L"tters full of
curses on our freso schools and freedom
of the press, as tho very centers of
moral pestilence! And to lay, the
papacy is doing its utmo4 to make its
anathemas a reality, by the overthrow
of our free schools and freedom of
speech, Institutions that have done so
much to make us an intelligent and
free people.
It is time that Americans were awak
ing out of their sleep. They are awak
ing, but none, too soon. Rome is de
termined on the subjugation of tho
UoHed Slates, but God be pra!st'd,there
are some people that neither Leo, Sa
tolli, nor all the Jesuits, can seduce.
They cannot be deceived nor intimi
dated. Rome would make this beauti
ful lanl like degraded Spain, Mexico
and Italy. We say to tho pope, you
and your successors are the "men of
s!n," and Rome is tho "mother of har
lots." She is that woman John saw
drunken with the blood of the saints
and with the bloeid of the martyrs ef
fesus." Mr. Sa, oil I it Co , Who slew
the martyrs of Jesus? It was the sear
let woman that rode on the ' beast wlta
seven heads and ten horns." F,very
reader of the Bible and history knows
who shed the blood of the saints. His
tory does not lie. These things are all
on record. Prophecy has foretold all
the bioody deeds of Rome and she has
fulfilled the prophecy exactly. Yet in
defiance of all tnis prophecy and his
tory, the intelligence of the people,
Bibles, schooN and Protestant churches
in this country, she hits so much in
solence, conceit, and boastful power,
that she expects to seduce and subju
gate the people of the United State,
reduce them to spiritual slavery and
the dominion of the pope. "God for
bid." But popery and righteous lib
erty cannot live together in peace.
There will be perpetual strife and riot
till one or the other is victorious,
Kventually, the United States must be
Protestantor papal. Amerlcans,which
shall it be? Free schools, free Bible,
free press and pulpit will settle that
question, if we are true to our princi
ples, to God and our country. Rome
cannot face the light, and that is why
she is opposed to our free institutions,
and this exoliins illiteracy in papal
countries. Let the pulpit and press
speak out and protest against the riot
ous opposition of 1 tome to our freedom
of speech. Banish the Jesuits, abolish
nunneries and convent j or demand that
they be open to government inspection
annually, that no one be imprisoned
behind their walls. American patriots,
b? your ballots, create a loyal congress
and a loyal legislature in every state.
Be faithful, be heroic. Say to Rome,
"Hands off." Calvin.
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lion 1 hey "Finiglit and ll d."
General (ieorgo S. Bntoheller, In re
porting his "highly Interesting inter
view with Poki Lihi XIII," reports his
highness as saying, "In your civil war,
t.'a' holies fought and died side by side
with Protestants," The New York
IVmlil shows how it was done, only it Is
ruees-ary to thrtiw Inalhtlo light from
ihe Boston .ImrncuM Citizen to round up
the record. R -ferrlng to one of Mayor
S'rong's new fire com miss loners tho
New York World say:
"Austin K. Ford, who was a Republi
can candidate for congress last fall In
the Seventh district, Is a resident of tho
Thirtieth assembly district, though his
life has been spent in tho down-town
district. He Is a nephew of ".Patrick
Ford, odltorof the J rink World and tho
Fmmnn't Journal, and ,ls a journalist
employed on those periodical. He was
born in Boston lnl S."7. His father was
the first volunteer lo answer tho call of
Lincoln In 111. The family had teen
identified with the abolition came. He
was educated In the miillcischools of
New York and a Catholic;collcge in San
Franclso and for twenty-one years he
has been managing editor of the Irish
World. Ho took a prominent part In
the Blaine campaign of I'.)4, and had
tho name- of 'Blaine Irishman' fastened
on him. Ho ran for congress in the
Seventh district in 1X02, and polled a
good vote, and a largo ouo last year.' "
By way of throwing 'In a little light
the American Citizen adds:
"The above comes as a surprise to
those who have dooked over the war
record of tho Massachusetts Ninth
(Irish) regiment, in tho adjutant gen
eral's office at tho stite house. It will
thcrobo seen that Patrick Ford now
editor of the Fmintn's Jowntd) and
Austin Ford, (father of Austin K. Ford),
both deserted bjfore bdng engagod in
a single battle, and fled to Canada.
Thus waj Austin's father 'the first vol
unteer to answer tho call of Lincoln.'
Perhaps be imagined Lincoln was call
ing him to 'scoot' to Canada."
A Pleasant Party.
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Harvey gave an
enjoyable Peanut party in commemora
tion of the forty-eighth wedding an
niversary of Mrs. Harvey's parents, at
their residenc, 4228 Krskine street
Omaha, last Monday night. They had
decorated -.heir house with Jflags, bunt
ing, lanterns and lloers,n in such a
manner as to give a pleasant effect to
the character of the entertainment.
Tho following program was rendered:
Prayer, p r pardon.
Patriotic Piece, per party.
Peanuti purtr.iyi d ,
Piece, per professional player.
Patriotic Principles presented.
Painless Palital Performance pru
dently presented.
Piece, performed per proper person.
Pincushion Polka, pjr Pretty Puu
line.
Potatoes, per prayer.
Piece, per professionals.
Salute to the Flag.
Part two of the program consisted of
refreshments, which were delightful.
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can do so if given half a chance, should
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copy of a little book recently issued by
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It is entitled "A NewF. rpire" aud
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ise t.iward which the eyes of .thousands
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Our premium book offer will be with
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A. P. A. state presidents from the
clergy learned of to date are: Rev. J.
W. Ford, I). D., New Y'ork: J. B. Dunn,
1). D., Massachusetts; Rev. D. B.
Cheney, Wisconsin; Rev. B. F. Huddle
son, Culifornia; Rev. J. A. Dearborn,
ML-sourl, and Rev. A. W. Talbee, Ken
tucky. The school board elections through.
out Iowa went our way.