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About The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 14, 1896)
SEW YORK W. A. P. A.
Am IntrrrtfiBt" and Instructive Ad
To tie tffirera ted member of the
Sute Council of the V. A. P. A. In
sesakn at Rochester, N. Y.
Greeting: Again, friends we meet
In ccuccll, to review work of another
year pant, and profiting by the teach
ings of experience, to devise, discuss,
and mature measure that may U-nd to
tbe stability, and advaccement Of our
order Id the year to come. Glad in
deed wouid we be had the time ar
rived wben the Woman' A. P. A. waa
no longer needed, when the people of
this country, presided over their own
affairs, and were free t work out their
destiny untrammelled, when the proud
beast of being a free people had not to
be modified by the knowledge that a
foreign hand, ever striving for our sub
jugation still exercised an immense in
fluence In our government, in many in
stance dismayed, if not absolutely
terrorized our press and legislature,
True, our brave Dana oi women
throughout the land have done much-
working side by side with our breth
ren of the patriotic orders, whom the
common danger has called into exist
ence, we have loosened the ruthless
grasp of the papacy, nevertheless, the
influence of the tyrant of the Tiber Is
still potent, and we cannot rett until
in all our governmental affairs it be
Still the foe, at the bidding of the
Italian master moves upon our na
tional treasury and uses funds snatched
therefrom, to undermine our institu
tiona by teaching that the will of
foreign potentate, already discredited
in bis own country, is superior to ou
laws. Though denouncing our public
schools, the Roman hierarchy man
ages that these subservient to its bid'
ding shall largely compose its teaching
staff. This matter of the schools Is
one that particularly concerns us as
women. To us it belong to mould the
character of our future citizens, while
by our interest in all things that per
tain to welfare of home, we influence
those of the present.
Our free school system has been
rightly declared to be at once the
noblest and most important Of the in
Btitutions of our land. Once let it be
destroyed and as a people, we would
soon be reduced to the condition of the
most illiterate papal country where
fear makes men cowards, and ignor
ance makes them slaves, where man is
little better than a beast, while
priest Is a God. "bcnool bouses are
the churche of liberty." I hey are
the light-houses of progress, the fort'
resses of patriotism, the training
Bchool of citizenship, and the bul
warks of a free government. What
ever or whoever oppose our public
schools ie the enemy of tbe country
and of our common liberty, the foe of
education and enlightenment, and ia
hostile to the best interest of our chil
dren, and the whole people." We
, must see to it, therefore, that none
avowedly hostile to our institution
have any part, in the instruction of our
children, nor bold any position, either
in our school or on our school boards
not entirely in sympathy with our edu-
cational system. That person would
be at least wanting in judgment, who
employed wolves to guard a sheep
fold, and no loyal general could be con'
sidered wise, who should set rebel to
man a fort. To me, my dear sisters, it
seem utterly inconsistent with the
love we bear our children, that a body
of people, which though numerically
but one-seventh of the population, yet,
furnishes more than half of 8 11 the
criminals, Bhould be allowed to pro
vide instruction for our youth. The
evil Influence exercised over the minds
of our children, by the continuance of
such a state of things, causes the
gravest apprehension for the future of
I am well aware however, that
many estimable and intelligent people
ao not view with the same concern as
we do, the machinations of the papacy,
This is mainly due to the fact that
little, if any, attention is called to
them in the public press. Indeed,
every bearing upon the subject of pa
pim eucroacnmeni is careimiy sup
pressed, while everything that tends to
the glorification of papacy, is given
extended notice. It is but a short time
since, in my own city, that Rev. Madl
son C. Peter's delivered a most effec
tive and masterly lecture upon the
subject, "Will Our Republic Live."
In telling words he portrayed the
evil of unrestricted immigration, and
the ruin that must overtake u If we
allowed our public schools to be de
stroyed. The paper though admit
ting Mr. Peter ability, gave hi word
scant notice. Two days afterward
one of the papers gave three column
to the notice and description of a
Hibernian meeting. Why this dis
crimination? Simply because the en
emy make themselves felt, while we
tolerate every insult without resent
ment. Did we as American promptly
stop our subscriptions to such papers it
would not be long before we compelled
the recognition now denied. The
cowardice evinced by our people justly
merit the remark said to have been
made by a papist prelate, when ad
dressing a meeting of the A. O. H. he
said, referring to the A. P. A., "Young
man don't be afraid of them. We have
ruled thlt country now for fifty year
and we propose to rule It still. It i
true we are only one in teven, but then
we are organized and are men, those
American are coward." Not tbe
least part of our work then, friend,
will be the endeavor to further the
circulation of patriotic papers, so that
by diffusing information, we mar
arouse a sentiment, which shall cry
tallze itself into well directed action.
Sound and healthy literature uron
questions that concern our order, ex
planatory of iu object and principle
can now be easily obtained. Till we
should oe careful to put into clrcula
tlotn. In fact, I consider any council
sorely remiss that does not make some
effort, be it ever so slight, to place lit
erature in the hands of it member.
Those council that can afford such
outlay would do well, from time to
time to encourage speaker to deliver
lecture in their respective societies,
but, beware friend, whom you engage
for such service. A armies have
their camp followers, so every great
movement has its hanger on, Inter
ested only in plunder or in selfish gain,
Inese care more for what tbey can
pick up than for the cause, and by
their ignorance, falsehood, and coarse
ness do much harm. Our work is es
sentially that ot education, and, we
fall of the grand purpose of our orga
nization n we neglect the use ot any
means within our reach that teed to
this end. Those councils, too, attract
most members, flourish best, and are
most powerful in a community whose
members are well informed, and give
what time they can to spreading Infor
mation amongst neighbors. They that
water shall be watered also them
selves. It is boldly asserted by Rome
that she never changes. What she
has once done, therefor she will do
again, if she have the power. We are
then consequently dealing fairly by
her when we judge her determination
for the future, b by the records of the
past, and are not merely alarmists
when we set clearly before our friends
her deeds already enacted, her present
course and her set purpose when again
the opportunity presents. "Those
purposes" as an able and eloquent
writer has said, "are written In the ig
norance, the darkness, the suffering
the poverty, the voice and crime of
every land where popery has controlled
the human mind."
Not content with debasing our sex in
all countries where power is her's,
Rome has established her vile dens of
infamy, those moral pest houses called
convents, over this land, and thousands
of our sister are therein immurred.
From the few that have escaped and
who have had the courage to publish
their terrible experience to the world.
we learn that the most atrocious in
dignities are perpetrated upon the un
happy inmates. Stone wall deaden
tne cry, ana iron bars prevent the es
cape of many that long for freedom.
To-day on thote shores where do bondman
Where fetters must bunt, and the slate be
Are prisons of darkness all over the
Their keepers unseen, and their doings un
Where baply the Innocent pine In despair,
And cannot esna pe to the light and the air.
Many stand idly by while this
iniquity flourishes. Shall we share in
this apathy? Nay, rather stretch out
a helpihg hand to these unfortunates
and secure liberty to all that desire it
by demacding that so-called religious
institutions shall be at all times sub
ject to public inspection by officer of
In the presence of such a fearful
evil let us lift up our voices in the
word of Cicero to Atticus, and say to
those yet heedless: "If you are asleep,
awake; if you are standing, move; if
you are moving, run; if you are run
ning, fly." No matter what may have
been our efforts in the past, if possible,
redouble them. Encouraged by the
gain already made, with past sue
cesses gilding every cloud and illumln
ing our onward march, let us pledge to
the work our utmost endeavors. Then,
as sure as truth prevails and righteous'
ness ultimately triumphs, we must win,
This is only our second convention
since the formation of the state body
Further legislation is needed to enable
us to carryon the work of our organiza
tion successiuuy. we nave had no
precedents to guide us. Our methods
being original and untried could not be
expected tobe incapable of Improve
ment, xmperiection in management,
nowever, wui disappear a we grow
older, and our law better fitted for our
government when further elaborated.
A few amendment of which I approve,
are to be submitted to the convention
by your executive committee. Other
subject of legislation will, no doubt,
be presented by the several representa
tives, witn reierence to matters
brought before this body, it is highly
probable that difference of opinion will
be manifested. This must always be
looked for in a deliberate assembly, as
propositions do not appear to every
mind in the same light. I bespeak for
every subject Introduced cs full and
free a discussion a It demands. Let
there be extended to every speaker a
calm and impartial hearing. If the
exciting nature of topic engender
warmth, which often characterizes ear
nestness, let It be warmth devoid of
acrimony and with the tolerance for
the opinion of other which we desire
for our own. It 1 poastble for aay and
all of u to be mistaken. It I our in
dividual privilege, while at the same
time we owe it to the order and our
constituent, to presa upoa the atten
tion of the convention whatever may
appear to u for the welfare of organiza
tion, and those we epedally represent.
But ever let us bear In mind, friends,
it i equally our duty to render a ready
and loyal obedience to the decision of
Our fortune, like as in all other
movement of a similar character, have
been varying, but the drift ha been
onward. While some council hav
disappeared, and more seem of low vi
tality, other have sprung up. The
gain ia the vigorous councils ha
counter-balanced the loss In the weaker
onesk and it is notable that one council
organized during this year, exceeded
at its institution the combined mem
bership of three council orpanlzod
last year. Some of our council have
doubled their membership since the
last convention. The order grow
steadily, both in numbers and in
fluence. While it mty not advance as rapidly
a many In their eagerness desire, yet
War in mind rapidity in growth i not
always a healthy sign.
There has been much In this move
ment to try our soul and arouse a fear
that has kept back many from enlist
Ing in our ranks. To be known as an
A. P. A. has meant loss of employment
to the one bold enough to assert her
rights, and the discharge of her hus
band, father or brother from his posl
tion. Only tho boldest have hitherto
dared to Join us, and only the most de
termined of those have stood firm.
Many, attracted by the novelty of the
movement and possessing merely that
species of patriotism that dies in the
face of opposition, have loft us. All
glory to the brave women who, closing
up the ranks and courageously focinv
the foe, still undaucttd, have marched
on to victories. Rut there is. danger
In success. We have become a power.
The tables are turned. We ara no
longer scoffed at bv the enemy. It is
with us as with the Israelites and Phil
istines of old, the fear of us and the
dread of us oppressed them. From
planning what they will do with us,
the papal hierarchy begin to worry a
to what we propose to do with thein.
Cardinal Gibbons, with the mad frenzy
of despair, in his frantic effort to
escape the coming doom, offers th-'
whole papist vote to the party that will
stop the advance of the patriotio mow
ment, and save himself and his dupes
from the A. P. A..
Many will enlist under the banner of
a conquering army that fear to join
with them while the cause trembH s in
the balance. Many true and good who
only begin to hear of u will join, who
would have hastened to our standard
sooner, had they sooner heard tbe
trumpet's call. But many, too timid
to declare themselves while our order
struggled for existence, or seeking
only personal gain, may find their way
Into our ranks. If possible, therefore,
we must be more rigid than ever in the
scrutiny of applicant. While we
should all rejoice at the addition of one
true, patriotic, self-sacrificing member,
we desire none else, ine seed labori
ously sown already beglnB to bear fruit.
Sign of awakening appear on every
hand. I have been called upon during
the year to reply to many questions,
answers to which were fully provided
by the constitution, showing in some
cases that those who asked did not
study the constitution as they should,
in others evincing an anxious desire to
evade its provisions, when they did.
Knowing tne exacting duties of the
state officers, on behalf of my successor
and her staff, I would urge all to think
twice before in any way they add to
their cares or to the labor of their cor
respondence. The report of the sec
retary and treasurer, which will be
laid before you, give in a comprehen
sive form the condition of the order
and state of our finances. In spite of
the hard times and tbe difficulties of
our work, we are, owing to the self
sacrificing devotion of faithful mem
bers, free of debt, and have a slight
balance in our treasury. Neither our
secretary nor treasurer have received
any remuneration for their services.
This should not be. The performance
of the duties of these officers requires a
large expenditure of time and energy,
and i have no doubt more or lesa of pe
cuniary loss. The duties of the secre
tary are particularly onerous and ex
acting, demanding most if not all of
tbe time at tbe disposal of that official.
I am certain the same work performed
in any business enterprise would com-
mana a fair salary. It seems to me
derogatory to the character of this
order that such a state of things should
continue longer. It would be a source
of great pleasure to me could some
tangible compensation be made our
present secretary and treasurer, for
work done, and provision in future for
their successors. I cannot speak too
warmly of their zeal and entire sacri
fice of themselves in their work, while
to exaggerate their sublime devotion
to myself and loving assistance, would
be simply impossible. Our association
in this cause has formed a friendship
not easily severed, and which I trust
shall last forever.
If in my love for this order 1 here was
aught lacking to bind me heart and
soul to those who compose its member
ship, the generous kindness and sym
pathy extended have abundantly sup
plied It. From all with whom I have
been brought officially In contact, I
have received hearty encouragement
and ready support, while from friends
in all parts of our jurisdiction the many
kind letter received have chrrl m
by their expression of approbation.
These words and deeds of kindness have
animated me, oft' when sorely discour
aged, imparted fresh courage and
stimulated me to renewed exertion.
For your many cheering words, friends.
I thank you. The only cause ol regret
I have is that I have not been able to
serve you better. Anv! imrjerfno.tinn.
however, in this work, naw m moanri
I assure you I am conscious of many
attribute to inexperience,not intention.
The authority with which you invested
me, I have honestly endeavored .
for the edification and strengthening
of our order. I resign it with the hope
that I have been in some measure suc
cessful, how far, I leave
your judgment to determine.
S. S. Merritt.
Elmira, N. Y.
Cripple Creek Advertisements
224 Bennett Avenue.
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East and West. J. H. WATKKS, Superintendent
11. COLLBKAN, President.
GOLD MINING ZEpM I LLING
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Capital Stock $2,000,000
CLAIMS LOCATED ON NIPPLE MOUNTAIN
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JOHN C. THOHPSON, President.
I I Enclosed please find to pay
I for. shares of stock in the American I
I Gold Mining and Milling
Now is the Time
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JOHN IIAIiniS. Manager.
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Cripple Creek, Colo. Denver, Colo,
RHEUMATISM, KIDNEY AND
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Refer by Permission to Rev. Scott
F. Hershey, of Boston.
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