The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, September 11, 1896, Page 4, Image 4
THE AMERICAN. THE AMERICAN. (stored at r,Mklhv m BKHind-rlaaa Biatter. OMN O. THOMPSON, loiToa. W. C RM.LMr. Huttaeae Maaacer. rCSUUUU V.fKKLT BY THI AMERICAN PUBLISHING COMPANT, Howard Hthiit. Omai, Nib. THE AMERICAN OmcKa, IMS Howard PtrrrV Omaha, Neb. I 't P-t!! A"? . "3tloB 'U.'Ttileafo, 111. 1'. O. lo iv. 1'rlpi'l Croea Uolo. a Year, ft rlv In jcfvic. TO THE PUBLIC. THE AMERICAN U nut the organ of any arcUordrr, BMoclatloa, party. clUjue, fart'.oa or dlvlatoa of tbe population of this grand Republic, and ropudlata aad brand aa tulM all claim or chartee that It la euob. ift aucb claim or charge ba made by any prnon or peraona whom soever. TI1K AMERICAN It a aewapaper of genrral circulation, going to and being ivJ L ' " religious blHfs and political affiliations; by the white and the black, the native-bora and the naturallted, the Jew and the Oentlle, the I'roU'Ktant and the Koiuan Catholic Tl.Ui'I:.u ci lo subaUnllaUd In any court of Juatlce at any time. AHKintN PUBUSHINO CO.. I, JOHH ft THOKftOH. 4rM(. SEPTEMBER U, 1800. THE TICKETS. REPCKLICAN. For President. wm. Mckinley, of Ohio. For Vice-President, GARRET A. HO DART, o( New Jersey. DEMOCRATIC. For President, WM. JENNINGS BRYAN, of Nebraska. For Vice-President, ARTHUR C. SEWALL, of Maine. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC. For President, JOHN M. PALMER, of Illinois. For Vice-President, SIMON B. BUCKNER, of Kentucky. PEOPLE'S PARTY. For Presldont, WILLIAM J. BRYAN, of Nebraska. For Vice-President, THOMAS WATSON, of Georgia. PROHIBITION. For Presldont, JOSHUA LEVERING, of Maryland. For Vlco-Presldent, BALE JOHNSTON, ( of Illinois. NATIONAL. For President, CHARLES E. BENTLEY, of Nebraska. For Vice-Provident, J. U. SOUTBGATE, of North Carolina. WE do not believe In 8tatos Rights. This Is a (rood year to begin to think for yourself. YOUR duty Is plain, your party primaries. Always attend McKinley's stand on the immigra tion question meets our approval. Arkansas was a regular hot-bed of free silver sentiment The Democrats Increased their maj irlty nearly 30,000 Tus most rabid antl-McKinley paper in the country since Septomber 5, is the Memphis American, It makes some ridiculous assertions. While we may not be in accord with everything in the Republican national platform, It more nearly represents our idea than any other. If you stay away from the primaries and incompetent men are chosen don't blame the men who participated, but the fellows who stayed away from the polls. It IS foolish for Intelligent American Citizens to say the Romans are sup porting McKlnley. Every observing person knows they are the loudest mouthed advocates of both candidates. The amount of silver currency In the United States in 1872, when we bad free coinage, was 155,000,000; the amount in 1S95 was $625,000,000 almost twelve times as much. Did the in crease in the volume of silver cur. rency raise the price of wheat? Wheat in 1872 was worth 11.24, in 1895, 51c Use your own thinker. Romanism controlled the Democratic party of Nebraska to an extent that Constantino Joachim Smyth, the paid attorney for the hierarchy of the Ro man church in that state, was named as the party's candidate for attorney general. Smyth is reported to be a member of the Society of Jesus, whose damnable oath is published on another page of this paper. It will be in keep ing with the teachings of his church and of the Society of Jesus to deny both his membership and authenticity of the oath.. The good people of Ne braska should bury this Roman beneath an avalanche of good, loyal, Protestant votes. AS TO FOREIGN IMM G3ATION Among many people the question of Immigration has baen one of very ae rlous concern. They have looked upon the large influx of unskilled, unlet tered and dependent foreigners during the last twenty years a one of the chief cause of the present flnanc distress They argue that none have felt the effect more than American la borers and mechanics in all the various branches of Industry. The American merchant has also come In for his share of the hardships resulting there from. Yet none of the old political parties have dared to enter a protest against it. The labor markets have been glutted and the American work lngraan has been forced into the back ground in order to give place to one who has not been within our boundary long enough to rid himself of the odor of the steerage, let alone becoming ac quainted with our customs, laws or free institutions. The consequence that there is now an immense over- supply of labor. Major McKlnley, in his letter of ac ceptanoe, takes a more advanced view of the foreign immigration question than his party, as may be seen from the following extract from it: The declaration of the platform touching foreign Immigration Is one of peculiar Importance at this time, when our laboring pcoplo are In such great distress. I am in hearty sympathy with the present legislation restraining foreign immigration, ana lavor sucb extension of the laws as will secure the United States from invasion by the debased and criminal classes of the old world Wbliewo adhere to the publio policy under which our country has received great bodies of honest, Industrious citi zens, who have added to the wealth progress and power of the country and while we weloome to our shores the well-disposed and Industrious lm migrant, who contributes by his energy and Intelligence to the cause of free government, tre want no immigrants KVio ao not sees our mart to become cm zens We should permit none to partlcl' pate in the advantages of ourclvlllza tion who do not sympathize with our alms and form of government. We should receive none who come to make war upon our institutions and profit by public dttqulet and turmoil. Against an suon our gates must be tiarhtlv cioseu. We believe those who hold to the principles of the patriotic American orders will be agreeably surprised at the stand the Republican nominee has taken and will heartily endorse the sentiments expressed, as far as they go. He would have struck a still more re sponslve chord had he advocated e suspension of immigration till such time as there should occur a demaud for more. Congress, however, alone has this power, and we are of the opln- Ion that the real hope of Americanism lies In a selection of congressmen who have sufficient courage to amend our laws so as to protect all actual citizens. We would also advocate not less than seven years actual residence In this country before a foreigner should be allowed to participate In the rights of uffrage, and not then unless he has adapted himself to our laws and cus toms and is able to read, write and speak the English language. the campaign. Now that the "gold wing" of the Democracy Is In active politics, there Is more or less speculation as to what tffect it will have upon the pres ent Issues and the men involved. Judging from the election in Vermont, the free silver sentiment in the East is waning, although It had but little foothold prior to the Chicago conven tion. In the Western states particu larly In Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas if the wave has decreased,lt Is hardly perceptible. These states are the fighting ground of all parties, and Republicans ought to be satisfied at having withstood so well the early on slaught of the free sllverites In these states. It has given them courage to prepare for the battle to come later on In the campaign. The bitter fight being waged In Illi nois inside the Democratic camp can be construed In no other way than as an indication of the complete over throw of Altgeld and Bryan. It will solidify the Republican vote and, pos sibly, save the state for Tanner, and assure it for McKinley if a reasonable amount of aggressive wore: is done. The nomination of another Demo cratic candidate for president places Missouri in the doubtful column, and the united influence of the various patrlotlo orders with the Republican party would, without doubt, insure the state to the Republican party. We be lieve the patrlotlo elementor those holding to the principles of the A. P. A. and other similar patriotic orders is the balance of power in Missouri; and when they understand that Mr. Bryan Is, in reality, not in strict accord with the principles they uphold, they will not endorse him for their chief execu tive. The members of the patriotic orders of the country almost to a man believe in maintaining the honor and dignity of the United States under all circum stances. While many of them have been led to believe that free silver would be a benefit to the country, they are not of the kind who are not sus ceptible to sound, sensible argument. There was a time, immediately suc ceeding the convention at St. Louis, when a feeling of resentment was prev alent among the A. P. A. 'a on a 'scour of the treatment they received in the make-up of the platform; but, as time wore on, and other conventions were held, and as they met with similar treatment, they are inclined to believe that tbe i;epubllcan party is no worse than the others. The American ha placed itself In a position to carefully examine into the merits of the case, and has not en to red upon the campaign without care fully weighing all matters in connec tion therewith, and the conclusion reached is based upon an honest con vie tion that the principles it has advo cated for nearly six years will be best subserved by the election of Win. Mc Klnley and a Republican congress. This is said without any reference to the financial question, without any thought of the tariff, but with the sole idea that McKinley more nearly represents the A. P. A. idea upon the questions of publlo schools and restrlo- tion of immigration than any of his opponents. Hon. Richard Smith, the man who fought so nobly for the Fire and Police bill in the last legislature, Is a candi date for a re-nomination as state sena tor. There should be no dissenting vote in the convention when his name is considered. He was too true a man to be turned down for a man who has been untried. Stand by Dick Smith The Sound Money Democrats should exercise ordinary horse sense in this campaign. It will not benefit their cause to send Bourke Cockran, the Ro manist, to proselyte in such A. P. A strongholds as Omaha, Kansas City and Denver. The pensions of the soldiers are hon est debts earned by acts of patriotism, regardless of what the World-Ilcrald says. FIXED AM) IMPRISONED. Such Was the Fate of Ex-Priest Mamara's Assailant. John Gould, who assaulted ex-Priest McNamara at Lancaster, Pa., has been fined (500 and three months Imprison ment. The testimony proved that Gould was very disorderly and called Mrs. McNamara vile names. He threw a two pound rock which caused an ugly wound on McNamara's head. During the trial there were several lively passages bo t ween McNamara and J. Malone, attorney for the de fendant. At one time Mr. Malone told the witness sharply not to say some thing. Mr. McNamara just as sharply replied: "If the court will allow me to say it, I will say it. I will not be bull dozed." McNamara said he had lived In Brooklyn for thirty years. His oc cupation was lecturW, preaching and writing books. He had been arrested often for trumped-up charges, but never convicted. He had been rotten-ee&red recently In Atlantic City by the same kind of people that had persecuted him In other places. He denied ever bav- ng trouble in money matters. He had been married sixteen years and had been lecturing on theological subjects ever since he left the Church of Rome. Mr. Malone "Ever since you were silenced." "No, sir," thundered the witness. I left it." When asked if his depar ture from the Roman church was not hastened by the fact that he was short In his accounts of the church funds, his answer was: "Never, sir! That story is accepted by those who want to accept it." He stated that he always asked that the Roman Catholic bishops should come to his lectures and refute what he said, but not the general public. Malone "Yoar object, then, is to re form the Roman Catholio church?" McNamara "I consider it impos sible to reform it." Malone "It owes you a considerable debt of gratitude." Other witnesses testified as to the as sault, when the case was given to the ury who returned a verdict of guilty, ith the above results. Been Fooling You. Don't forget that ours is a purely political movement a movement to obstruct and thwart the purposes and intrigues of a vast political machine, originating at a time for and with the purpose of acquiring civil and political power and pelf under the guise of re ligion, all over the world, and now con centrating its forces on this continent. And you, Protestant friends, don't con tinue to insist that religion enters into this warfare. That is just where the enemy has been fooling you. Under this sign they hope to conquer. It is a war between America and Rome nothing more, nothing less. Ind. Loyal American, AUoona, Pa. Follows Judge Scott. A Washington judge has decided that no foreigner can be legally nat uralized before he becomes acquainted with the constitution of the United States. If this action of the Washing ton judge is followed by judges throughout the entire United States, it will have the effect of keeping elec tions within the control of Americans instead of placing them in the hands of horde of pauper Romanists. Justiet, K01E AT HOME a SI) ABROAD. This Is a Good Thing -Punti It Along II Uto ry Repeats Itself. Cardinal Bellarmine said that the pope "hath a full power over the whole world, both In ecclesiastical and civil affairs, and that to question it was a detestable heresy." Pope Paul the Second told the ambassador of Q leen Elizabeth that "England was held in fee of the apostolic see," and Pope Pius the Fifth assumed to excommuni cate and depose her. This was the Gregorian theory of the scope of ec clesiastical power. From the premises of the Roman church it is strictly logi cal. And although within the last century the claim has been relaxed by certain ltomlsb universities, and was even proscribed by Pope Plus the Sixth, the order to which Bellarmine be longed, the Jesuits, has never relin quished the hope and the purpose of declaring it again; and when its as cendency in the church was secured It called the ecumenical council and pro claimed the papal infallibility. The essential absurdity of the decla ration in view of the history of the church is shown, indeed, in this, that if the pope as pope be infallible, he has always been so, as the infallibility does not begin with Pius the Ninth. But if he has always been so. ' church must have believed it and taug A it. Yet, as Archbishop Purcell said in the coun cil, "Every one knows that the Council of Lyons, after the Council of Florence, examined the question of the pope's In fallibility, but they did not see their way through; they could not find sufH clent evidence in Scripture or tradi tion to define the personal, Independent, separate, absolute infallibility of the pope; therefore they laid the question j aside." And in 1788 the great Romish universities of the Sorbonne, Louvain, Douag, Alcala and Salamance expressly declared that it was no matter of faith to believe the pope infallible. But the Jesuits carried their point. It might be absurd, but it was logical, and it was desirable. Moreover, when it was promulgated, absurdity would be no Impeachment of it, for a true ecclesias tical faith absorbs the Incredible. The papal infallibility was proclaimed, and the Roman pontiff was restored to the position which Bellarmine had claimed for him. But the position of the Roman church Is extraordinary. Within the year in which the civil power of the pope was declared he was removed from that power by members of his own com munion. In his own political capital in Rome itself tho government, com posed oi His leiiow-cnurcnmen, pro poses the separation of church and state. In Austria the government, also of his own church, has forbidden the priests to meddle with the schools, and It rebuked the pope when he protested. The greatest theologian and divine of the church, Dr. Dollinger, and its greatest orator, Father Hyacinthe, have each protested against the decree of infallibility. The King of Bavaria, Roman Catholic, has signified his sympathy with Dr. Dollinger; and Baron Von Stauffenberg, a delegate from Bavaria in the Gorman parlia ment, also a Roman Catholic, states that the Bavarian constitution distin guishes between purely religious and purely secular concerns, and says that before long the question may be asked Vhich is the true Catholic church? But the most striking fact of all Is that, while the most vigorous protest against the action of the Vatican Coun cil, virtually claiming for the pope the civil allegiance of every member of his church in the world, proceeds from Ro man Catholics in the European mon archies, the most unanimous and ser vile acquiescence in it is found among the Romanists of the American repub lic This acquiescence is so complete that they have, with one exception in the priesthood, and he was peremptor ily silenced, bitterly denounced the peaceful revolution in Rome which has placed the government in the hands of the Romans. And still more signifi cant and important is the fact that the political party in this country which claims by its name, Democratic, to be peculiarly the party of the people, allies itself with this Roman Catholic ele ment, and it is because of this alliance that Father Hecker and the priests whom Mr. Parton mentions cherish the warmest hopes of the supremacy of their church in this country a su premacy which would necessarily be the overthrow of free popular govern ment. In 1800 the Roman Catholics were about one-seventeenth of the whole population. In 1870 they were one-sixth. In 1900 they hope to be one-third. This population is mainly of foreign birth, or of one or two removes. It has necessarily no strong American feeling. It is, with signal and admirable excep tions, an ignorant and superstitious population. It is compact and obedient to ecclesiastical leaders. Those leaders truly say with Byron, although in another sense, "O Rome, my country I" They live for one object the supremacy of their church. They understand tbe methods of acquiring and maintaining it. Their purpose is relentless; their vigilance unsleeping. A political party, therefore, which, like the Demo cratic, has sustained itself upon Ignor ance, class hatred and prejudice, stead ily disregarding the moral law and the American doctrine of liberty, finds this rapidly increasing multitude exactly suited to lis purposes. It has, as a class, no American Instincts, little In telllgence, and all the passions of ig norance: and by pandering to its de sires the party can secure its votes. Hitherto the politic il policy of this church in this country has been the as sault upon the public school system Wherever that has been made, it has been made by the Democratic party, and, as the consideration of that and other favors, that party has had the Roman Catholio vote. This is a fact too conspicuous and significant to be disregarded. The suc cess of the Democratic party would be that of the Roman Catholic policy In this country; for the party could not safely alienate the Roman vote, while it could be retained only by the strict est obedience to ecclesiastical dictation So true is this that there can be no question if the Roman interest de manded that, pending the overthrow of the school system in this state by Democratic aid, the schools in this city, now wholly under Democratic control, should be supplied with his torles satisfactory to that interest, they would be furnished. The dependence of the Democratic party at this moment Is upon the Ku-Klux feeling both in tbe northern and southern states, and upon the the Roman Catholic vote. Let every American citizen consider what that implies. Harper's Weekly. AT NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS. Chicago, 111., August 24, 1896. Matters around the Republican Na tionai Headquarters opened up unus ually brisk Monday morning, and the prominent callers were somewhat more numerous. In the early part of the forenoon came Judge McCormick, one of the old-time Democrats of Hender son, Kentucky. The judge came into Republican politics in his state through the influence of the American Protec tive Association, which contributed more than any one factor to the elec tion of Governor Bradley, the present governor of his state. Judge McCor mick was elected chairman of the Re publican State Central Committee, and had the management of the Bradley campaign throughout. He is now an enthusiastic supporter of McKlnley, and insists that the Republicans of Kentucky will carry that state by over 30,000 majority. The A. P. A. Is very strong In Kentucky, and he thinks the patriotic orders will hold the balance of power. Another Interesting caller was the great and only "Count" Crelghton, who found time to cross the street from the Democratic headquarters in the "Auditorium Annex," to pay a friendly visit to Mr. Heath, the head of the Republican literary bureau. The "Count" did no', remain long, as the air around the headquarters wasiproba- bly permeated too much with Ameri canism. Some people were curious as to whether the "Count" had experi enced a change of heart slnce he had entered so largely into the Bryan cam paign and, it is reported, opened'the "bung hole" of his capacious barrel with which to meet the Democratic nominee's personal campaign expenses. A few days ago a delegation from certain Irish Republican clubs of -Chicago called at headquarters in the in terest of John F. Finerty, . and en deavored to arrange for a series of "Republican Speeches" in various Ro man-Irish localities of Illinois; but it seems that the record of the aforesaid Finerty was too-well known toreceive any encouragement from the National Executive Committee and the delega tion was referred to the state com n'tteH. Up to this time nothing ,more has bven beard of Finerty, and rumor says that it was suggested that he en ter upon a brief period of "probation" in order that they may determine the quality of his recent conversion. Judge W. S. Kenworthy, of O ska- loo sa, Iowa, has recently returned from Kentucky, where he has been on a brief campaigning tour in the Interest of McKlnley. Although the judge has been a life-long Republican, he is none the lets true to American principles. He expects to make several speeches in Michigan and Indiana, and will return to his Iowa home the latter part of this month, when he will actively enter state politics. Ex-Mayor Webster Davis, of Kansas City, was a recent caller at the Re publican National headquarters. The ex mayor is enthusiastic in his pre dictions of Republican success in Missouri, so far as the state ticket is concerned, and thinks there is an excellent fighting chance for the na tional ticket, should the Sound Money Democrats put up a candidate for presi dent. Mr. Davis is billed for several speeches in Arkansas, after which he will take an active part in the cam paign in Missouri. A Word to Prohibitionists and the Mem ben of the A. P. A. Although the American Protective Association does not deem it wise under present circumstances to include the national suppression of the drink traffic in its platform of principles, yet we believe that the order in Its indi vidual capacity is very generally op posed to it and would be glal to see it abolished in all the land. Hence, many thousand members of the order would no douit very much prefer to cast their ballots in favor of straight-out and thoroughly worthy nominee belonging to the Prohibition party than for those belonging to the Democratic or Repub lican parties, especially in view of the fact that the order does not dictate bow its members and friends shall vote, only it is expected that they will unite on the best men from tbe A. P. A. standpoint that can be found in any political party. We believe that In the whole range of Prohibition nomi nees for any ofHoe not one can be found who does not individually readily en dorse the A. P. A. platform of princi ples, and it Is well known that the American Protective Association is not a political party, but gathers In Its membership and friends from all par ties who are as Individuals with It agreed on the one issue of political Americanism; therefore it Involves no breach of good faith for Prohibitionists to be A. P. A.'s or fast friends of the order, nor for A. P. A.'s to vote for Prohibition nominees who are in every way worthy of their ballots, from Lev ering and Johnson down to the lowest official nominees of the party. We believe that the greatest disaster that ever came to the American Pro tective Association has been because of the reception of unworthy members who have been false to their obliga tions, and also in electing men outside of the order to official positions by vir tue of their fair promises, who have proved treacherous to their A. P. A. professions. Now, then, we would most respect fully suggest to the great and noble A. P. A. organization that it give the worthy, patriotic nominees of the Pro hibition party a good chance to be elected by voting for them and helping to elect them as true Americans .all along the line, which, if successful, will greatly strengthen the political in fluence and power of the order and will also do much in aiding the Prohibition party in the glorious work of suppres sing, by law, the national drink traffls. We do most sincerely hope that while the leaders and nominees of the Prohi bition party will remain true as steel to their party obligations, they will by correspondence and otherwise give sat isfactory assurances to the A. P. A. of their warm sympathy and substantial agreement with their platform of prin ciples. And it is also to be expected that if the A P. A.'s fini the Prohibi tion party nominees to be suitable men for the order to support, they will give a practical demonstrate l of the fact at the polls next Novem ler by helping to elect many patrlotlo Americans to the legislatures and congress, who are now the carefully seleeted Prohibi tion party nominees to fill the various offices in the gift of the American peo ple. J. G. Ping u ee, Dundee, 111., September 8, 1896. What Rome Breeds. S me years ago the Spanish rulers of Cuba awoke to the faet that edu cated Cub ins did not b)w to the will of the ecclesiastic ) of the R)man church. Many Cubais who had vis ited the Uilted States and Canada at once saw the good effects of 'free educa tion. Recently aa ioqilry'was set on foot by the Seanlsh in Cuba as to the political and social effect of education. The report of this com mission de nounced education and statedjthat the only decent schools in Cuba were breed ers of rebels, anl demanded that none but Romaa Catholic priests be em ployed as teachers in the schools to in struct the youth of Cuba. Waat a blighting curse Romanism' la; what a breeder of popery it has been oruel, superstitious, vlndlctlva beyond for bearance of even her Jiifnorant follow ers, and the persecutor, murderer and torturer of all who oppose her, with her iron heel of oppression. Rome op poses the onward march of education and civilization, and by all means in her power obstructs governments and nations In their eiueatlon of the peo ple. The Church of 'Rome in Canada caused the downfall of the late con servative government byj demanding the enactment of laws giving tRome control of certain schools and school funds whereby they would be enabled to teach the youth of Canada to be traitors to the country under j whose protection they live. Orange Truth. The Difference. Policeman Howard had quite an ex perience in making an arrest last night. His attention was called to a man who was soliciting alms along the .street. Howard went for the fellow, and the latter, seeing the policeman approach, ran for liberty. Howard chased the fleeing "vag" along Broadway and down State street. He was horrified to see the man jump across i the railing of the bridge leading to the' pier, into the black depths below. He met Police man Dean, and securing a pike-pole, the two went on a search along the canal boats harbored there. After much searching, they came across the man in the water between two canal boats. They fished him out and took him to the second preelnct. Ex. A poor man, who is starving for broad and attempts to b.-g, is runjdowa, whilst a lot of cowlad humbugs in the form of nuns are permitted to beg daily wim wagons. ualle JHeamintr.