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TO THE PUBLIC.
TUR AMERICAN U BO the orfaa of
an? arc!, urdor, aanoctatloe. party. cllqua.
fact 'on or dldaliia of lb population of
thti fraud Republic, and rvpudlafa aad
braotla a t all clattua or rhartaa that
It la curb, Irt aurh claim or chart be
na1a by any prrana or poraona whom
aoarar. THE AMERICAN la a aewapapar of
(vneral circulation, going Ut and being
read by panpl f all nltKloua MM
and political affiliation; by tb whit
and tba black, the native born and tha
aaturallwd, tha J"w and tha UrnUle, Hie
rutratant and tb Rowan Catholic.
Tblaclalmraa b aubatanUatrd In any
court of Juattoa at any time.
AMIRICAN PUBLISHINGl CO..
OCTOBER 30. 1896.
. GARRET A. HOBART,
of New Jarany.
It has become necessary (or business
men in all branches ot trade to do a
ttrlotly cash business, and at that necos
altatoi our pa) log; oaah (or what we
buy we have also oonoludod to go to a
cash basis, and will, ob and after No
vember 10, 1800, discontinue tending
The American to all tubsoribert who
are la arrears. If their accounts re
main unpaid at that time they will be
plaoed in the hands of a collection
agency (or settlement We sincerely
hope no subscriber will oegloot to pay
Is bill on or before November 10,
Look up your receipts ana If you are in
arrears oorae in and settle. Don't neg
lect this matter. Attend to it to-day.
oast (or Wm. Klnley.
vote should be
Never elect a Romanist tf there
a Protestant on the other ticket.
HoLden is a patriot. If you live in
jhle district help tend hint to congress.
How can a conscientious Missouri
Populist rote for Loo. V. Stevens for
Learn Rome a lesson. Make her
keep out of politics. Defeat her pre
, (erred candidates.
Bishop Worthinoton should be
heartily ashamed of that interview,
ill Is neighbors and friends are.
Both the candidates (or governor of
Illinois are Protestants. Make your
own cboloe. We cannot reoommend
The Roman church condemns the
Masons, jet it has sanctioned the dam
nable organization known s the Society
of Jesus or Jesuits.
' A man who is as much ef a partisan
as is C. P. Johnson must find It bard
work to treat the fellows on the other
ticket with absolute fairness.
Two j ears ago Thb Akkrican ran
on Its edltor'al page the name of Wm.
McKlnley as its choloe (or president.
It places it there again this week.
The pope has, it is eald, oondemned
Archbishop Ireland (or his political
utterances. Why not be alr, Leo, and
condemn Feehan, Nugent et al., who
are out for Bryan and free sliver.
No Romanist can ba a good church
mnmber and a member of the Inde-
pendent Order o( Odd Fellows at the
tame time. His church has oondemned
that order and ordered him to leave it
Vote for McKlnley in Illinois, but
cut the living out of John A. Cooke and
Henry L. Hertz on the state ticket, and
nan Healev. Tim Hoean el the Sixth
ward, and Mike Garret o( the Thirty
first ward, candidates (or oounty com
mlssionershlps in Cook coanty.
BRYAN endorsed Mahoaey tnd Ma-
honey endorsed Mike Gannon, and
Gannon said: "Protestantism Has no
nrinclDle or consistency. It was the
rra&tlon of a drunken, thieving and
lustful mob, and consequently must al
ways act as the mob dictates."
OUR New York readers should re
member that the Romans are waging
a bitter war against Mr. Black, the
Republican nominee for governor, and
accuse him of being responsible for the
death of Bat Shea, the election thug
who murdered Robert Ross In Troy
two vears airo. Law-abiding Pro tea
tanls should endorse Mr. Black.
DEFEAT THESE FELLOWS.
Some weeks ago we ran a little item
tclllnf the rexler of Till AMERICAN
to watch (or our ticket As this is the
last Issue before the election we submit
It (or their consideration. It differs
(rum other tickets we have run in one
vital particular. The ticket we run
this year should be defeated. It will
be If the members of the A. P. A. and
of kindred aatoclatlons la this state do
their duty. Don't vote a straight ticket
SCRATCH THESE FELLOWS:
For Ptrtiil ntinl EU-Htr:
M. V. HARRINGTON,
C. J. SMYTH,
For Vtwnty AlUniuy:
I. J. DUNN,
For Commissioner Fourth DiMriet:
J. M. KENNEV,
There Is something more than party
suooess at stake in this campaign.
There are principles at stake which
cost thousands of lives to establish, and
other thousands to maintain. Those
principles are being assailed, tnd
Americans should not tit idly by. They
should raise a hand to stay the assail
ant and allonce the threats against our
common country and its Institutions
Tbey thould not cower before the
priest ridden and pope-cursed minions
of a foreign oligarchy or follow meekly,
submissively, their load. They should
at men, as Americans and at Protes
tants, step boldly (orward and espouse
the cause of that candidate for the
presidency who has said he unhesitat
ingly and unequivocally endorsed the
principles of the A. P. A , and who to
this day has not denied that he had
given expression to that sentiment
No one knowt better than we the
great pressure the Roman church
brlngt to boar upon candidates for
office and upon business mon to keep
them from recognizing in any way the
A. P. A., and no one knowt better than
we the Indifference the A. P. A. ex
hlbltt in the success of the man who
dares to publicly deolare that he (avort
their platform of principles.
When the Roman church gets a
promise from a man cohesion immedi
ately begins. The archbishop, the
bishop, the priest and the layman all
oome together. The iellowg who fa
vored the other candidate publloly,
drop out of tight and the whole ma
chinery of the church is set in motion
to bring about the election of the man
who is satisfactory to the hierarchy
This it not so with the members of the
A. P. A. Their interests are not com
mon, tacn man ininira lor nimseir,
acts according to the dictates ot his
own conscience and expects his neigh
bor to do the tame. For this reason
politicians have (ought shy of the A.
P. A. and have courted the Roman
vote, and the A. P. A. has fumed and
(ussed because it was not recognized.
It went into this campaign, however,
with more system. It tent a committee
from the tupreme council to wait on
Governor McKlnley and he, at we said
before, endorsed the principles of the
A. P. A. unequivocally and unhesitat
ingly. The Romanists Immediately set to
work to get a denial They worked all
kinds of schemes, plead with him and
finally threatened him with defeat but
he would not deny the published re
port That stand required courage, it
required manhood, it required true
Americanism, and stamped Mr. Mc
Klnley as a true patriot
How was it with Mr. Bryan? When
he was given a copy of The American
containing the principles of the A. P.
A. and asked for an opinion as to the
A. P. A. movement he wrote, "I am
not In sympathy with the movement."
McKlnley says "I unhesitatingly and
unequivocally endorse your principles,"
and Mr. Bryan says "I am not In sym
pathy w 1th the movement" Should it
take an American citizen who believes
with the A. P. A. on the restriction of
immigration, who believes in free
speech and a free press, in the taxation
of all property and in the public schools
should it take him long to decide (or
whom his ballot will be cast?
In Nebraska it is common rumor that
if Bryan is elected, John A. Crelghton,
a count of the Roman church, is to
have (ull charge of the public patron
age will name the postmasters, col
lectors, attorneys and other publio of
ficlals who secure their places through
the appointive power of the president
The history of the Roman corporation
when it was in power in that state, and
particularly in Douglas oounty and the
city of Omaha, was that no one but a
Roman need apply (or a position.
What it true o( Nebraska Is also true
to a greater or lesser degree o( every
state which the Democratic candidate
expects to carry. It is our opinion that
1( Mr. Bryan is eleoted president,every
position will be demanded by the Ro
When Mr. Bryan captured the Demo
cratic convention two years ago in Ne
braska, he did it through the aid of
the Roman Catholics; and the most de
praved, lawless and shameless portion
of that church's membership backed by
the prleat about twenty-three of
whom held a meeting la the basement
of Crelghtoa College the night before
the primaries, and made a bouse to
house canvaas la bis interest t&e day of
the primaries were hi moat ardent
supporters. Tblt it known to many
people la Omaha and was published at
the time la the columatof The Ameri
can. For (car you may have forgotten
this (act we re pub! 1th the editorial
which appeared in The American
September 21, 1894. It was as follows
That W. J. Bryan will be the choice
of both the Populists and the Democrats
in the next legislature for the position
of United States senator very few peo
pie will attempt to controvert But
that should not be so. Bryan should
not be folated upon the people. Hit
record at Washington does not justify
the blind enthusiasm which hi word
produce. While there as congresaman
from the First congressional district he
accomplished nothing that wou'd bene
fit his constituents. He did act how
ever, in a way that should cause him to
be censured by every American citizen
no matter what his political aRlliatlons.
He voted to appropriate over 1400,000
of puollo money lor sectarian uses.
Voted to place nearly half a million
dollars in the bands of alien Roman
CatboKo priests with which to convert
the Indians, not Into good American
citizens, but Into obedient Roman Cath
olics. And this money was voted out of
the national treasury without any war
rant of law, and contrary to the wishes
of a large majority of the people of this
But this it not the only reason we
say Bryan thould not be the choloe of
the Democrat and the Populists In the
next legislature, we nave a better one.
He is te be the champion of ecclesias
tics, otherwise we cannot account for
the presence in this city of a horde of
1 toman uatbouo priests a few days be
fore the Democratic primaries, for their
secret meeting at night In the base
ment of Crelghton College last Tuesday
evening, or for their activity In going
from house to house Thursday after
noon while the Democratic primaries
were being held. This is not guest work
with us. We saw it with our own eves.
Besides this evldenoe we tubmit a list
of the delegates whom Bryan states
were for him for United States senator,
more than two-thirds of the number
bear Roman Catholic names. The list
at published below except that from
the First ward, and Bryan claims three
of them Is the same one which ap
peared in Mr. Bryan's paper.the World
Jlerald, accompanied by the assurance
that they were for Bryan. And the
worst part of it seemt to be that the
majority of them have been elected.
The following it the list referred to
FIRST WARD-Owon Slaven, John
Powers, D. Shannahan, C. Conoyer, C.
II. Coffner, John Murphy, E. P. Mul
len, George Bertrand, J. T. Conors, E.
Whalen, H. J. McKenney.
SECOND WARD-L. J. Platti, Lee
Herdman, A. P. Spitko, H. Elsie, Sol
Hopper, A. Sloup, J. Sullivan, James
SUghtam, Peter E. Elsasser, Charles
Hlnz, Fred Bloemer.
THIRD WARD-Ed Rothery, Tom
Murphy, D. Cosgrove, Gus Carey, John
Reeves, John O'Connell, Pat Horrigan,
Martin Shield, Pat Ford, Dick Bur
disb, James O'Donnell.
FOURTH WARD-C. H. Brown, P.
C. Heafey, R. C. Jordan, H. Rosenz
weig, R. V. Montague, T. J. O'Brien,
Jen W. Bedford, Samuel Rees, W. S.
Shoemaker, C. C. Crawl, J. C. Morri
son. FIFTH WARD-W. P. Barton, I. J.
Dunn, James Daughton, P. H. Meehan,
Thomas H. Dalley, Richard Lawless,
A. P. McKenna, T. F. O'Brien, P. E.
O'Donnell, Dr. S. R. Patten, John
SIXTH WARD George Tlerney, L
H. Parker, John Reed, W. H. Chad
wick, Joseph Sherry, W. A. Page, J.
E. Reagan, Jacob Rlner, Ed P. Smith,
Charles A. Tracy, Dan B. Honin.
SEVENTH WARD A. Waggoner,
Alma Jackson, A. Murphy, J. B. Huge,
William Ackermao, P. Smith, M. Be
gan, H. J. Farmer, D. H. Lacourse,
EIGHTH WARD H. C. Miller. J.
H. Schmidt John McGorry, W. F.
Wappich, Barney Boyle, James P.
Connolly, W. R. O'Shaugnessy, P. E.
McKllllp, J. A. Leaney, J. A. uonnors,
NINTH WARD C. W. Bryan. F.
W. J. Hart, John Hope, Jeel West, M.
W. Payne, J. B. Kitchen, Ed Welch,
C. J. Symth, George W. Ames, C. L.
Smith, P. W. Blrkhauser.
FIRST WARD Ben S. Adams, Sam
Goscey, Clint Morgan, J. M. Tanner.
SECOND WARD James W. Lowry,
John Flyna, James Holub, Thomas
THIRD WAKD4J. M. Lyons, f. U.
Connor, Barney McDermott, Patrick
For several years we have attempted
to convince decent Democrats that they
were being dominated by the Roman
ists, but they have been afraid to take a
stand against that pernicious influence,
and to-day men of respectability with
large business interests in tnis city,
have been turned down by the saloon
loafers and ward-heelers.
Shame uoon the Democratic party 1
Are the Illustrious names of Jackson, of
Jefferson to be razed to those of Ford,
O'Shaughnessy, Smyth, O'Connell,
Connolly, McGreale, O'Brien, Horri
gan, O'Donnell and Heafey? God for-
btd. let to-aay it is me irisn, long
live the Irish I
And a verv larce majority of the
Roman cattle above enumerated were
in the state convention and voted to
adopt the platform which Mr. Bryan
ran upon In 1894; and will any sane
man think (or a moment that that re
llzlous liberty plank would have been
adopted had not those bog-trotters un
derstood it was a slap at the A. V. A.r
For these reasons we believe it to be
the duty of every truly loyal and pa
triotic American citizen to throw aside
party prejudice and go to the polls and
cast a vote for the electors who favor
Wm. McKlnley for president of the
United States', we believe his duty does
not end there: we believe it should im
pell him to go and win his neighbor
over to hit way of thlskinf , aad shou'd
Induce him to work unoealagly (or tte
turceet of the Republican nominee, un
til the pollt close on the evening of
Let it be understood once (or all that
there will be a solid Roman Catholic
vole (or Mr. Bryan; let it also be un
derstood that that solid vote will be
offset by a solid American vote for Mo
By doing that you will help keep the
JesulU out of the white house, and tbt
nuns from practically committing high
way robbery on government employees
AS TO CONGRESSMAN.
Under ordinary clrcumatancet we
would have no word tc say in be half of
David U. Mercer for congress as against
Judge E. R. Duffle, but now that Con
gressman Mercer is not able to be here
personally Is detained in Washington
by the serious and probably fatal ill
neit of his wife we cannot remain
silent We thall urge our (riendt to
stand by him.
Were we similarly situated and had
we a friend who neglected to come to
our help, although he might be just as
good a friend of the gentleman on the
other ticket, we would consider him
worse than an enemy.
Dave Mercer shall not have It to say
that he lacked the aid of at least one
staunch, true friend, and that he could
have been elected had our (riendt been
(or him, and had he received our sup
port On the contrary he shall have it
to say that had it not been (or just tuch
(riendt at we shall show ourselves to
be he would have been defeated.
But we shall not say a word against
Judge Duffle. He is just at honest,
honorable and capable as Mr. Mercer
and would make just as good a con
gressman. More, he would be elected
were It not (or the (act that Dave Mer
cer needs a (riend, and the American
people never go back on a man who,
through devotion to those dependent
upon him, jeopardizes Mb chances for a
public position. They will not do to
next Tuesday. Tbey will tay, ' Were
I in Mercer's place and were he in
mine, I would expect him to supoort
me; besides he has made a good con
gressman, has voted all right on ques
tions In which I am interested, he is
onto the ropes and can do this district
more good than any man we can send
to Washington; besides, McKlnley is
sure to be elocted, and as he Is a Re
publican and as Mercer is a Republi
can it would be foolish to Bend even so
good a man as Judge Duffle there with
the expectation that he could improve
on Dave's record." Believing that they
will look at It in this light when it it
presented to them, we urge them to
stand by Mr. Mercer, now that he is
unable to be here and plead (or himself.
The Omaha American credits the
Jesuits with having procured the dis
missal of Bishop Keane from the rec
torship of the Roman Cathollo Univer
sity at Washington. How does, The
American happen to know that Bishop
Keane himself Is not a Jesuit? Has our
esteemed contemporary access to inside
sources of information? Denver Amen-
We have. We read the newspapers,
FOR SCHOOL BOARD.
The American believes that Sam
uel Rees and B. E. B. Kennedy are
better qualified to act as members of
the school board than men named on
the Republican ticket aside from J. E.
Van Gilder, I. O. Rhoades and H. J.
Penfold. They are all true-blue Prot
There is very little choice for coun
cilman In any of the wards from an
American standpoint. In the Second
the Democrats have nominated a
Roman Catholic named Flynn. In the
Third the Romans have consolidated
on Jack Lally, an Independent as
against the Protestant Democratic
nominee and the Roman Republican.
In that ward James D. Butler should
receive the support of all Protestants,
as we are informed he is the cleanest
man running for the office. In the
Fifth the Americans should oombine on
either Askwith or Lunt, and that
pretty quick, too. In the other wards
there is no show (or a Roman to be
elected, and we do not think any are
A DISPATCH from Sioux Falls, S. D.,
to the Tiiw-IIerald of Chicago, dated
October 26, says: "Senator Pettigrew,
in a recent speech, declared he 'would
rather by singing the Marseillaise to
night than making people laugh.' And
again: 'If our principles cannot be
settled by the ballot they must be
settled by bloodshed.' Today the Pop
ulist state committee had painted two
transparencies. One of them read:
'The time will come when the bankers
of New York and Boston will be hung
like the horse thieves of Texas.1 The
other read: 'Give us liberty or give us
Those people who stoop to the dirty
and contemptible work of egg-throwing
are just as worthy and deserving of
censure if they are in the Republican
ranks this year as they would be were
they in the Democratic party. While
we are not supporting Mr, Bryan we
demand of the Republican party, tnd I
vldually and collectively, that it see
to It that no indignity la offered Mm
while a candidate for the highest office
within the gift of the American people.
Egg-throwing 1 not argument; It is
not Republican, neither la It American.
MR. Bryan 1 not the man to cen
sure Biahep Worthlngton (or hit view
on the educational question. Bryan
voted againtt compelling New Mexico
to teach the English language In her
public schools, and that vote will have
a tendency to keep the farmers' torn of
that state, as well at the sons of the
merchant and the mechanics. In a con
dltlon that would satisfy even the
The A. P. A. and other good Protes
tant of Nebraska have a chance to
show one Jesuitical gentleman how
little confidence they have In a man
who allow some other fellow to do his
thinking. Elect Hon. A. S. Churchill
as attorney-general and rebuke Rome.
Smyth Is the paid attorney of the
Roman church and the church Is con
trolled by the Jesuits
There are three men running for tie
office of representative on the Demo
cratic ticket who should be elected.
They are as well, if not better, qualified
for the positions than any man named
by the Republican county convention.
They are: Edson Rich, Judge Felker
and John O. Yelser. If you want cap
able men as representatives elect these
We regret as much as anyone that
the Republican party was too cow
ardly to adopt the platform as first
written and as endorsed by Wm. Mc
Klnley, but we shall not allow our
chagrin to warp our judgment or in
veigle us into supporting a man we
know personally to be the choice of the
Romans of the state In which he lives,
The pope has condemned the .
Knights of Pythias,
A. O. U. W.,
and C. J. Smyth endorses that action of
the pope. Vote him down. -
We suggest that the central commit
tees unite and send a request to the
business men of this state that they
close their places of business at noon,
Tuesda , Nov. 3, 1896, so that their
employes may all have an opportunity
We do not think there is a man run
ning (or senator on the Democratic
ticket this year whom a conscientious
member of the A. P. A. can support
If there is it Is John Jeffcoat, and he
stands no Bhow of an election.
Hon. A. S. Churchill and Hon. C.
Green delivered able speeches be
fore a fair-sized audience last Thurs
day night in Karbach hall. The Sev
enth Ward Military Band furnished
The Roman Cathollo church claims
her communicants are Roman Catho
lics first and citizens afterward. C. J.
Smyth is a member of that church.
He believes In that doctrine. Defeat
The citizens of the Eight ward will
subserve their interests if ' they lay
partisanship aside and re-elect Cadet
Taylor to the city council. He was one
of the best men in the council last year.
S. M. Elder, who was the Populist
speaker of the Nebraska house of rep
resentatives four yea 's ago, hat come
out for McKlnley and is stumping the
state in his behalf.
Does C. J. Smyth belong to any se
cret society not endorsed by Rome?
No. Then how can he be a friend of
If you have not registered, do so
FEEUiS'S PAPER FOB SILVER.'
Archbishop of Chicago Opposes Arch-
bishop of SU Panl.
Chicago, III., October 22. In its
last issue the New World, the official
organ of the Catholic church in Chi
cago, and tha aorthern section of Illi
nois, takes issue with Archbishop Ire
land on the political question. Taking
the archbishop at his own word, the
paper considers his utterance as that of
a private citizen and calls attention to
the fact of his connectlonjwlth the Re
publican party and says his manifesto
"is to be regarded precisely as one of
Major McKlnley's speeches at Canton."
The New World then dissects-the arch
bishop's letter and opposes its argu
ment at length.
The New World is practlcallyjunder
the management of Archbishop Fee
han of the Chicago dloeese, and reflects
his personal views. It is fedited by
William Dillon, brother of John Dillon,
the famous Irish statesman oand re
former. Until this issue the paper oc
cupied a neutral position on the silver
Clark, Ky.,' August 10, 1896. Editor
Freedom's Banner: You tell us how
Bryan voted on the Indian school ap
propriations. How did McKlnley vote
on the tame Please give your answer
ia next week's laaus, aad state If you
have any evldenoe that ha positively
approves under hit signature, A. P. A.
principles, and oblige subscriber,
E. L. Shouse.
McKlnley was not a member of cob
great at tha time these votes were cast
He was thea governor cf Ohio, and oa
account of similar demands upon bit
state government (or funds for like pur
pose, he went before the people and
advocated that not a dollar of publio
funds should, in his judgment besp
propriated (or denominational purposes
He wat endorsed In theee viewt by a'l '
the patriotic order of hit ttate and
wat re-elected governor by almost a
hundred thousand majority.' We have -the
evidence that he positively ap
proves the principles of the A. P, A.
by personal letters and by the twora '
statement of the committeeman of the
tupreme council who visited McKlnley
for that purpose, and further, that he
did not deny said interview as charged.
THE POLITICAL LAME.
The "Lance" never hesitates to com
mend public servants (or the good
work tbey have done and at this time
cannot refrain (rom a brief notice of
the record of Congressman David H.
Mercer: During his two terms in con
gress he hat accomplished more for
Omaha and the second district than
any other man who has represented our
people. In the 53d Congress, which
was largely democratic, he was mainly
instrumental In securing a government
postcfllce building at South Omaha to
$100,000; an Increase in the appropria
tion for the building of Fort Omaha
of 1200,000; Improvements In the Mis
souri river of $75,000, and while a Mil
waukee firm was the lowest bidder for
the iron work for our new postofflce
building he succeded in securing it for
an Omaha firm which gave at least t50
000 to our workmen, making a total of
$625,000 for his first term. In the 54th
congressman, in which the Republicans
were in control, his work makes even a
better showing: He, together with
Senators Allen and Thurston secured
a pledge from the government to ap
propriate $200,000 for the Trans-Missis
sippi exposition; 1100,000 additional
for Omaha's new postofflce building;
$30,000 for Missouri river improvement;
$100,000 (or the construction of a Mis
souri river torpedo boat; has secured a
favorable report on hisblll-Increasing
the limit of cost of the new postofflce
building to $300,000, and has prepared
and will present at the opening of con
gress a bill for an additional appropria
tion (or the Trans-Mississippi exposi
tion of $300,000,- which, in all will .
amount to about $2,005,000 that will be
expended in this congressionalj-district
and state. Among other matters of
beneficial interest to Jour people are
two branch postoffloes for Omaha; mil
tary training for all students who de
sire it in the high schoolthe ceding of
Fort Omaha military reservation to the
state of Nebraska for a military train
ing school, basldes the interest ,taken
In the pension clatmsjof old' isoldiers
which he has seldom failed tojsecure
prompt and proper recognition. With
such a record the people Omaha and, in
fact, of theentlre second congressional
district ought to feel proud of their
congressman and reward DaveJMercer
with a re-election.
The sound money ' democrats of
Omaha yelled themseves hoarse when
they turned out to hear Generals Pal
mer and Buckner, their candidates for
president and vice-president -Jat tha
Boyd on Tuesday night
The report of the committee from
the fraternal orders which investigated
the charge mde by a recent circular
to the effect that Attorney-General
Churchill was unfriendly -'to fraternal
orders and mutual Insurance companies
proves the falsity of the charge. The
"Lance" believes the attorney-general
has been consistant and honestvin tha
administration of his office, and you can
set it down for a fact that the fraternal
and beneficial orders of the state never
had a better friend than Hon. , A. S.
Said a prominent secret society man
in the hearing of the "Lance" the
other day: "I am unable to see how
any member of the different secret and
benevolent orders Jof Nebraska can
reconcile themselves to vote for C. J,
Smyth, who is said-to be a Jesuit,since
the pope has condemneduevery one ot
them except those under the patronage
of the ' Roman Cathollo church, and
threatens to excommunicate every
member of that church who continues
to be a memcer of such societies as the
Masonlo, Odd Fellows, Knights of
Pythias, Ancient Order of United
Workmen, Woodmen of the World and
all other similar orders. J I don't be
lieve any member of a Protestant re
ligious body either, if the facts were
known, cauld conscientiously support
him for such an important position as
attorney-general." The "Lance" is of
the opinion that when the votes are
counted Smyth will go into "retreat"
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