The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, January 24, 1896, Page 2, Image 2

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    THC AMQRIOAN.
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AS ABU ADDRESS
t?.r-TTi Efar the W. A. P.
(MTkMfkti.
Kansas City, Wo., Jaa. It. A most
credible aJdreas was dlirtd by Mr.
Irene V, Rlnglend be tor Belle K emp
tor council W. A. P. A. to this city.
Urt. Rlnglaod wild:
"It U with adoep feeling of gretlfice
tloa and pr!d that 1 stand before you
to-day m your prldiot, and a member
of one of Ibo grandest orknUUor
this country hu ever knows.
, I knew that U accepting ths office
tu aasumlog a Kt nwpooet
bllltj, tod that m your president, muat
receive the yoke by which to bear
tba burdens ol a newly organised coun
cil, having limited mean to moot the
demands to further tha iuooom of the
council and bring It to a successful end.
tint tti VirtahLMt dava hsva the
darkeet hour. Even so, friends, la
each Ufa there come a time when the
oloudi lower ia tha sky and abut out
the sunshine of hope,
-aouKb the uubtne of Ufa may be drlvaa
away.
SVhtnd eume cloud of dilr to linger a day,
Oh I lei ut be coureceou and hopeful at
heart, '
That the euruhlne the ihadoin may quickly
depart.
"God's victories are the only true
and lasting ones. Lot us always rely
oa Him. It is through Him that I am
, able to report to-day that tba bond of
J friendship and unity of action between
us hai been strengthened, and that we
stand where we oan wltnosa a more
carked Inclination toward assuming
ternal obligations.
'Harmony, friends, la the most es
pial element to success. True, in
,11 matters various opinions may be
1, but we all must unite in one un
" umnded harmony of action In the prin
ciples of our order. We all have a
right to our opinion, to think aa we
will, to speak and act as our best judg
ment dictates, and no fair-minded, lib-erty-lovlng
person would ever attempt
to deprive any one of this right. They
would bo, by duty, bound to sustain
j tem in the exercise of tbess rights,
for thoy are the very foundation of
civilisation. Let us, therefore, feel
free to think and speak, but always
being careful to set down naught in
malice.
"Let ua oast out all bickerings and
disputes; we have no time for them.
Each things are a discredit to us and
seriously retard tha progress of our
trunoil, Noble, patriotlo women on
tie outside of our order, if they learn
Cat dissensions exist within our ranks,
would become disgusted and turn from
y Itjrjuld' bj a neglect of my duty
J I & not warn ajnlast thete die
r "-"us r't-fsl'- .urge you to apply
' '.Ian to the more
-J and objects of the
!;;.tlon. ,-tle all controversies
.a kUlot, and CT8 ".
"Let ua, friends, at TOmnJSiful eon of the "only true church,"
:atof the new year, labor TCe ear-
;:.!y to bring about the Ideas and prin
ces of our order Into aotual exist
esse. "The order is being pushed' rapidly'
forward. We have ladles at the head,
who are ambitious and desirous of suc
cess, those who are do'ng efficient
work.
"We can have some idea of the work
that Is being dona. At the present
time there are 360 councils, in the
United S!ate, all doing good work.
There are twenty-three councils In Mis
souri, and atx in Kansas City.
"Let me now draw your attention to
our publlo schools. Here patient, ear
tost and united efforts are required.
X7e can look with great pride on the
fUg, that glorious ''ensign of liberty,"
as It Boats above our publlo schools,
knowing that it was our order that
helped to plaoa it there. There let
It wave. Let the two most cherished
objects of the American's heart stand
together the flag of the nation and the
""Sjpi school house.
Vea compelled to believe that
( Roman hierarchy proposes to de
y the public school system in the
tsd States. Is It not very easen
that we guard them well against
a power? Just as sure aa you give
aae an opportunity she will Romanize
'an. -
,"A great many persons, easy-going
.es, do not see, or pretend not to see,
;y particular danger in allowing-Ro-
in Catholics to teach la the public
spools. It la through these teachers
that the Roman hierarchy proposes to
fain control of the system for Rome.
"Friends, this shall never be. Let
us as patriotlo women lend every aid
possible to avert this evil while there
Is an opportunity. The Roman's pro
nounoe our schools: 'Mischievous, '
'baneful to society,' 'godless,' 'scandal
ous,' 'social plagues,' 'filthy,' 'pestilen
tial,' 'vicious,' 'diabolical,' breeders of
unrestrained Immorality,' where things
occur that would 'curdle the blood la
our veins.' Are not thorn expressive
enougb to convince the most skeptical
clnd?
- "Home combined with school life Is
tie developer of character in the child,
and you should see to it, mothers, that
none but the very best teachers are al
lowed to teach your children. Teach
era wield a wonderful influence over the
r.Lod of the child, and aa early fmpres
dsrs are said to be the lasting, it would
Is weU far mothers to keep vigilant
watch over the school life of tba child
and know what ia going oa at school.
'There are other duties devolving
upon ua. We can help form a part by
our Influence to shape such legUIatioa
at will eventually strengthen and ex
tend our publlo school system. Cry
aloud agalntt the making of cliliens
from btae foreign material Help to
force out cowardice and treason from
tha land, and raise the standard of
American citizenship to where It shall
be beyond reproach.
"We are anxious to sea immigration
suspended, at least for a time; until the
working men now in our land have
steady employment and means suffi
cient to support their families In com
fort. Give those already here a chance
to lay by something for old age. This
would destroy bard times, and the la
bor question would be settled forever.
A scarcity of help always brings better
wage and better times.
"Are we enjoying our freedom as free
born Americans should? Think of the
thousands of girls and women who are
languishing in the dungeons and be
hind the prison walls of tha so-called
religious institutions! These charity
(?) homes that are scattered all over
this fair land! These institutions are
said to be largely supported by Protes
tant' money. The Roman Cat hollo in
stitutions are all flourishing, while the
Protestant institutions topple and fall.
How long will it be so? Will the day
ever coma when there will be laws
passed compelling every convent, nun
nery and reformatory institution to be
opened for official inspection?
"In conclusion let me state that the
resul t of our work depends largely upon
the energy, ceil and ability of the
presidents and secretaries of the coun
cils. Let us not oast our votes for a
person simply because she is a personal
friend. Lay all such thoughts and
feelings aside and work for the general
good of the orde. No one will then be
oflendod, but all will be benefited who
love our cause truly and alnoerely.
That you may through Him, who is the
fountain-head, advance and Increase in
nunfbers more rapidly, and that great
prosperity may result therefrom, is the
most earnest and prayerful desire of
your president.
Kemanlsm, Ignorance, Corruption and
Politics la the Districts Colombia.
At length once more, after a period
of four yean, duringi which no citizen
in this district baa had the pleasure of
casting a political vote, we are having
political canvass and a vote. Senator
Carter, who halls from Montana, and
is again elected chairman of the Na
tional Republican 'committee, and who
la a son of the "only traesohurch," hat
decided that tha District of Columbia
way eiect ww ucosr tJ Ue twjJUO
lioan nomlnsJlnJTeniioa to be held
In St. Los, June 16 next, and he has
Perry Carson, a full-fledged African,
who cannot write his own name, and
Myron Parker, onoe -appointed to be a
commissioner to rule this district, to be
a committee to formulate a scheme for
carrying on the election. Parker is
said to have sent two of his daughters
to a convent to be educated.
Already the colored eloment Is being
marshalled by Carson, and publlo meet
ings are being held in tha bar-rooms
and on the streets. The colored man
is a natural-borni politician. He takes
to It as he does to watermelons, or as
dusks to water.
The primaries will be held in small
rooms bar-rooms, private places, or
basements of certain churches and
when the time for election comes, the
lower element will swarm in and fill the
place with one surging, swaying mass;
and as soon as some stalwart raps
to order, the scramble, yelling and
crowding will begin. There is no
punishment for illegal voting. The
whole matter is no more than a politi
cal caucus, not recognized as a legal
election, not regulated by any police
regulation, andfconsequently to be gov
erned by force.
But no matter how the votes may be
cast no matter who is actually elected
it is said that Perry Carson and Andy
Gleason will be thedelegates from the
District of Columbia, and popery will
be the gainer.
The A. P. A.'s do not number more
than 4,000 men here, and moat of them
will take no part in this sham election,
for fear of jeopardizing their franchise
in the states that right being neces
sary to them in order to bold their
places In the departments here. Though
It ia not true tbat their voting here In
such election wouldjin the least jeopard
ize their right to vote in their states,
yet they do not know that, and would
not believe it if told.
It is not yet decided how the election
will be managed, but the committee of
three, named above, will soon have a
scheme concocted and announced. Then
Carson will whoop up the "niggers,"
and Gleason the Irish and laboring
men.
seen.
What Parker will do la yet to be
More anon. "R."
Send me a silver dime, and I will
send your name and address to over SO
of the leading patriotlo and other re
form papers, and you will receive sam
ple copies of each for reading and dis
tribution. J. H. Padgett,
Ennis, Texas.
IS IfWft li"t Pl forwards. .colds.
REUGIOX IS EOCTH ASZl'A.
A aVpart te the Chicago ErOe4
Elabters.
Seventeen months ago to-day the
Chicago Method Ut ministers' meeting
appointed a committee to bring the
following request la the most effective
manner to the notice to the head of the
Roman Catholic church:
"In view of the repeated and warm
approval by the clergy and laymen of
the Romaa Catholic church la this
country of religious freedom as exist
ing by law id these United Slates, we
retpectfully and earnestly requent that
the proper authorities of that church
use their good offices under the direc
tion of Pope Leo XtIL to secure tor the
Protestants of Peru, Ecuador and
Bolivia the sama liberty tbat Is en
joyed by Roman Catbollo citizens of
this country."
It required a correspondence of fif
teen months to get a communication
from the Vatican. One of the "oppress
ive disabilities" to which this corres
pondence invited attention Is that
Protestant citizens in these republlos
are deprived of "their civil and Inalien
able rights to be legally married" un
less they "forswear their religious con
victions." Cardinal Gibbons, In a let
ter from Rome, dated June 14, 1895,
says that he baa "referred the matter
of the disabilities of Protestants in
Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia to the car
dinal secretary of state." In this letter
Cardinal Gibbons incorporated a com
munication from the cardinal secretary
of state, which note asserts: "I have
written to the apostolic delegate In the
above named republics to obtain pre
cise Information concerning the laws
which affect the condition of Protes
tants there as regards both the exer
cise of their religion and the celebra
tion of marriages," but also gives the
assurance that he will "call the atten
tion of the Holy See to the information
which the aforesaid delegate will send."
A registered letter has been sent from
this city to Cardinal Rampolla, secre
tary of state for Leo XIlI., pleasantly
reminding him of his promise and ask
ing him if he will have the goodness to
call the pope's attention to. this Im
portant matter at the earliest possible
point of time, and then communicate
to the committee the decision reached.
A communication from the post-office
authorities in the city of Rome conveys
the Intelligence that this letter has
safely reached Its destination.
The committee desires to gratefully
record the fact that the press of Chi
cago hu strongly Indorsed this move
ment, and feels confident that all lovers
of religious liberty will utter a hearty
Methodist amen td the "hope" of the
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V" TfA) . J a weii-anw
Roman Catholic
"odious religious
Durnallst, that the
strlotions" in these
South American
epubllcs -may
abolished
The committee wishes to report that
the communications have been received
from persons in widely diversified
walks of life tbat give no uncertain
sound.
General Neal Dow, . the venerable
temperance advocate, believes that this
movement demands the earnest activi
ties of "prominent laymen as well as
those of clerics."
Dr. A. B. Bruce, the distinguished
Sootoh professor, is convinced that "it
does not require much reflection to be
satisfied that It is very desirable that
Protestant oitlzena in the republics of
Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia should be
under no temptation to renounce their
faith In order to be legally married,"
and hopes "that the efforts being made
to bring about a change of the law may
succeed." '
Professor Gold win Smith, of Toronto,
writes: "There can be no doubt that
the Vatican has the power, it it has
the will, to get the disabilities re
moved. If its authority were exerted
the civil laws of the republic would not
stand in the way.' The papacy can
hardly pretend to the character of a
moral power when it practically up
holds and propagates concubinage by
shutting out a class of citizens from
lawful marriage."
General O. O. Howard in one brief
sentence reveals how his pulse beats.
Says this distinguished soldier: "I am
glad you are proposing a communica
tion to the Roman pontiff In behalf of
citizens in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia
who are deprived of the ordinary
rights of free men, and I hope that he,
aa the head of the Roman Catholic
body, will do what he can to. remedy
existing evils."
An eminent Roman Catbollo edu
cator, Very Rev. James C. Byrne, pres
ident of the College of St. Thomas, St.
Paul, Minn., on being asked for an ex
pression of opinion concerning the re
ligious disabilities of Protestants in the
republics of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia,
said: "As I have no means at hand to
verify the statement 'that Protestants
in these countries cannot be legally
married unless they abandon their re
ligious convictions and become Roman
Catholics, I shall assume that this is
literally true. I have no hesitancy In
saying that such legislation is Intolera
ble, intrinsically immoral and opposed
to Catholic principles."
Rev. Dr. Charles J. Little, president
of the Methodist Theological School,
Evans ton, 111., thus expresses himself:
"In each of the three republics of
JO
Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia the Romas
Catbollo Church is established consti
tutionally, to the exclualoa of every
other form of religion. In Ecuador
and, I presume, la the other (two re
publics, a concordat between the pope
and the state authorities regulates the
relations of ecclesiastical and civil
powers. A marriage to be legal would
have to be solemnized by the Roman
Catbollo priest. Beyond this I cannot
speak with any confidence. But it the
laws of these republics do oblige Prot
estants to forswear their faith before
they can be married legally, they are
certainly an outrage upon morality
aad a crime against purity in the name
of religion, and all believers la Jesus
Christ, Roman Catholics and Protes
tants alike, should insist upon their
abrogation."
Bishop A. Cleveland Coxe, of the
Protestant Episcopal Church, asserts
that "wide circulation should be given
to facts which show that the American
Ism" of Archbishop Ireland and Car
dinal Gibbons "does not amount to tbe
courtesy ot acknowledging an impor
tant communication from so large a
Christian body as the Methodists,
whom they felt at liberty to Insult In a
manner which violates the ordinary
rules of politeness between neighbors
as cooitizens," and observes: "At last
the cardinal, on the spot and In close
communication with the pontiff him
self, with no apology for fifteen months'
neglect, elicits a reply from the Roman
court evasive and Jesuitical In the ex
treme. The Vatican well knows the
laws and oppressive measures of these
'republics.' The late Cardinal Lavl
gerle was loud in professions of repub
licanism, while he eulogized Ecuador
as the model republic. Here is the
whole story in a nutshell: They would
reduce us to the condition of Ecuador
governed by the Jesuits."
The Chicago Evening tost says: "The
report, which was submitted by Rev,
John Lee, chairman of the committee,
was enthusiastically accepted, and the
committee was instructed to continue
its labor along the same line. The re
sult of Its work up to date is considered
most favorable to the cause the minis
ters have taken up, and it is proposed
to push the matter prominently before
the public at home and abroad." Btv.
John Lee, B.D.
, i
Loses at Much as it Gains.
While so many Protestants are under
the impression that popery is advanc
ing In England, the statement ot the
Roman Catholic Timet, ot December 27,
Is not a lUtle remarkable. That paper
asserts that: "Whilst the revival of
Catbollo sympathies In England lend
a much brighter hue to the prospects of
the church, it is well not to foraret tbat
frfere la also a dark i' ' U (.,x ' "bs.
(TonverstonsajafTTklnff. nlarw at nrtt
a trate, but the assurances of those
who ought to know best are to tbe effect
that we lose at least quite as much as
we gain." , This is, indeed, if reliable,
good news, for which we may well
thank God. It is a statement such as
other Romish authorities have made
before. Yet there can be no doubt that
the outward machinery of popery Is on
the Increase. The new Roman Catho
lic Directory for 1896, shows that in
Great Britain tbe number of priests is
now 8,014, while last year It was only
2,077. The churches, chapels and mis
sions of tbe. Church of Rome have In
creased during the same period, from
1763 to 1789. Rome is also increasing
rapidly in political power and Influence,
and here is where our greatest daager
lies. The Vatican has always trusted
most in her political operations, relying
on the arm of flesh more than on her
religious work. Protestant Observer
Too True.
There are some A. P. A.'s who are
always bobbing up for office, and if
they do not get A. P. A. support, they
become disgruntled and sore.
Now the proper thing tor A. P. A.'s
to do, who are ambitious for office, Is
to consult some of their A. P. A. friends
first, or wait until their friends bring
them out. But no; there are some A.
P. A.'s that think they were created
for oertaln offices, and certain offices
were just waiting for these persons to
claim them. I repeat, let your friends
call you to office before you call on them
to support you. ZVue American.
The Reason.
A Roman Catholic publication finds
fault because the magazines and news
papers issued in the interests of the
papacy do not receive more generous
support from the followers of the pope.
The complaining editor has evidently
overlooked the fact that the papal
parochial nurseries of ignorance do
not furnish an education to Romanists
that is sufficiently comprehensive to
guarantee the Inculcation of any very
appreciative or lively taste for even
tbe low order ot literature that is dealt
out by the Catholio publishers. E&
change.
Holds Court in Church.
.. Parkxrsburq, W. Va., January 2.
At the close of revival services at
Pennboro last night James Duty, a
justice, ordered a constable te lock the
church door and caused the arrest of
three men who had disturbed tbe meet
ing. He then heard the testimony of
witnesses and bound two of the prison
ers over to tbe grand jury and sen
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Ia Eogland many people, even good
Christian Proteetant people, seem to
bi very much at sea as to who the pope
Is. Hence some have taken to writing
letters to a pope who exists only In
their imagination. The pipe, for ex
ample, that Dr. Parker and the leaders
of tbe Grlndelwald conference ad
dressed lately is as fictitious a being as
Don Quixote or Sancho Panza, and In
finitely less amusing. There is an old
man in the Vatican called the pope,
and an infallible pope, too. In one
sense be Is Infallible, for he is not a
free agent. Tbe sets done in his name
must not be attributed to him. The
saddle must be put on the right horse.
This old man is surrounded by a band
of designing, unscrupulous men, whose
slave and tool he Is. That is also the
reason why he is personally respected
In Italy. Why should they blame a
man who is not a free agent? It would
not be just. His actions are excused
on the same ground that Mr. Justice
Barnes granted a decree of divorce the
other day, viz., duress. Hence, too, he
Is "the prisoner of the Vatican." He
is a prisoner, only it is not the Italian
Government that keeps him in re
straint It would only be too glad to
get rid of him; and when he goes say,
as the Reforma said the other day:
"Gil Itallani non si vestlrebbero a
lutto" (the Italians would not put on
mourning) assuredly not.
Dismissing, then, from our minds the
poor old man, let us see who the real
pope is and what be does. The real
pope is that band of designing men of
whom we have spoken. And this com
posite pope is a political rebel and a
political Intriguer. That is about all
he is. He aspires to the temporal
power, he longs and labors to break up
Italy's unity and take from her her in
dependence. He has no spiritual char
acter and exercises no' spiritual func
tion. Tbe came ot religion is used
only as a cloak for the promotion of
worldly ends. This is so well known in
Italy and so universally felt that to
Mnt V)-n l?'"Ui-qt ItUn tbat the
pope cares lor nls spiritual we
would be to be thought ignorant of the
country. There Is such a thing, and a
terribly real, thing it is, as infidelity
and atheism born of superstition and cf
a life devoted to deselving the people.
Tnls infidelity and atheism have their
habitat in the Vatican. It Is indigenous
there. It is epidemto among papal ec
clesiastics. I know that the pope calls
the Italian atheistical, and so it is in
disbelieving in his god, who saves "pa
pists in sin and condemns Protestants
in holiness. The god-demon of the
pope, I am glad to say, Italy disbe
lieves in. And the pope calls Italy in
fidel, and so it is in disbelieving that
faith and religion consist in external
formalities performed at the altar by a
priest no more worthy of respect than,
as Mr. Froude has said, tricks of tbe
juggler. Italy is beginning to know
God as Its heavenly father, and relig
ion to be a thing of the heart, and it
therefore regards with abhorrence the
pope and the papacy. -
One nead not be surprised, then, that
the pope takes no intarest In Italy's
spiritual welfare. Nor does he even
take any interest in its material wel
fare. I have never heard of his doing
a benevolent action toward the Italian
people. I have often heard ot his stir
ring up strife and division, and sowing
discords and animosities between class
and class. The newspapers continually
record benevolent actions done by tbe
the king and his ministers. Sums of
money are given by the one or voted
by the other to lighten distress. Never
by any chance does one see or hear of
any instance of the pope and Vatican
doing anything of the kind. It is said
that the gifts in kind sent to the pope
on the occasion of his jubilee hams,
cheese, sweets, etc. the rats ate in his
cellars. The reason is, tbe pope wants
all his money for political purposes
He wants it all to help to supply the
enemies of his country with powder
and shot He wants it all to subsidize
his political organs. That is another
strange thing strange on the supposi
tion that the pope is a spiritual being
that his organs never treat of spiri
tual subjects, not even of moral sub
jects, but only and always of political
ones. The Adriatico of to-day (Friday,
November 1) says: "The Honorable
Zanardelli and his friends see that to
day the church and Its ministers boast
much, too much Indeed, regarding
faith and religion; but they see also
that without scruple, without dissimu
lation, in the light of the sun, faith
and religion are converted into arms
against the unity of the country; they
see in many parts of Italy that the
most sacred rights of the nation are
audaciously outraged and ignored."
- s
This enemy of the King and Govern
ment of Ita'y, this plotter against the
nation's unity and independence, this
outrager of "the most sacred rights of
tbe nation," is the only pope in exist
ence. Is it to be wondered at that tbe sin
cerity and goodness and godliness of
English ecclesiastics who took seriously
the letter in regard to church unity
sent by this pope to the English people
are msde tbe subject of jest and laugh
ter at the Vatican? Could it be other,
wise? Our composite pope is a being
Incapacitated by character and by ac
tion from appreciating moral and spi
ritual goodness. The lettar was noth
ing more nor less than a Jesuitical
ruee, intended to throw dust in the
eyes of English Christians. The pa
pacy is done for in Italy. It is re
garded as a bane and a foe. Only a
fraction of Italy's Inhabitants are pa
pists. They are divided up into many
parties monarchists, republicans, so
cialists, anarchists, if you like but
there is one thing that unites them in
one mind and one heart, and that is
hostility to the pope and the papacy,
the implacable, treacherous enemies of
Italy, and not of Italy only, but of con
stitutional government, the rights of
conscience, Christ and Christianity,
the world over. Italian Correspondence
of The Rock.
Bible-Burning in Brazil.
Burning Bibles on the American
continent is not often heard of, and it
is only among intolerant and bigoted
people that such an outrage could be
perpetrated. Rev. J. B. Kolb, of Bahla,
Brazil, writes to the Church at Home
and Abroad of the Roman Catholic
Church in that region, In which this
incident is related: "In the latter part
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reaohed the Interior town of Glboya, in
the Stats of Bahla. They began to
sell Bibles and Testaments, but were
soon met by a man,acoompanled by four
policemen, who demanded the books,
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vicar to take them and burn them in
fVrefcSe market place. The ooYtJortenTin-
quired who had authority In the place,
and was totd that all power was in the
hands of the vicar, as he was the mayor
of the town and district. He went at
ones to the vloar's house aid claimed
protection, which was denied him.
The vicar reminded him that he was
offering false books for sale, and that
It was necessary for himself, as the
vicar, to proteot the rights of his peo
ple, and thereupon ordered the colpor
teur to leave the house. The vicar also
remarked that the man who had taken
the books had authority to do with
them as he saw flu Just as the col
porteur was leaving the house the same
man came up, and in a threatening
mannerorderedhim togo with him and
deliver up all his books, saying -at the
same time that it he did not he would
take them by force and burn both him
and the books together. Under the
pressure of this threat the colporteur
was obliged to submit to the confisca
tion of his books, and subsequently
forty-seven Bibles, fifty Testaments
and 100 gospels were saturated with
coul-oll and set on fire in the market
place." St. Louis Presbyterian.
New Deal In Politics.
A meeting was recently held in
Parlor S at the Midland Hotel in this
city, by delegates representing the
various religious, civlo and moral asso
ciations of Kansas City, for the pur
pose of uniting all the forces to secure
the nomination of honest, competent
men for the various municipal offices at
the election in the spring. The meet
ing seemed to be a unit on the question,
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for a mass-meeting at an early date, to
be composed of all the churches and
other societies that are in favor of
good city government. The resolutions
called for two delegates from each
church and from each society.
A committee consisting of D. H.
Todd, Joseph Reld, D. R. Ingram, H.C.
Howlet, Mrs. M. P. Coleman, Mrs.
Julia Westein and Mrs. Emma Dennis,
to secure a place for the next meeting,
was appointed. This committee has
issued a call for tbe next meeting, to
be held Saturday, January 25, 1896, at
1318 Grand avenue, at half-past 7 in
the evening. It is expected that tha
convention will unite on a plan of ac
tion to obliterate the political rings in
the city.
Bibles Burned Publicly.
Lima, Peru, January IS. The Mayor
of San Miguel to-day seized and caused
to be burned in the public square of
the city all the Bibles and stock of tbe
local agent of tbe American Bible So
ciety. Dr. Kay's Renovator
and Is tbe beat kervb tohic yet discovered.
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MUHClRUItJl and Kidner Disease
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