The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, October 30, 1896, Page 5, Image 5

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huxter business in spiritual affairs.
Out Of the overflowing goodness of her
heart she had tried to lighten the mle
nf Ufa in her own humble and
quiet way, and found her happiness In
seeing all about her made comfortable.
4k. t nthnra expended in
buying masses for the repose of their
own souls and those of their relatives
after death, she expended in minister
ing to soul and body in this world,
leaving to God above the affairs of de
parted spirits, to deal with them ac
cording to His mercy. She never pre
Burned to add to the torments of this
life, nor undertook to lighten the tor
ments of the departed. Her duties lay
ell in this world, and when her labor
were ended, she qultoly lay down in
death, leaving her future condition to
Rh never would' pierce hw
w'm with an iron cross, though it had
often been pierced by the trials of We.
She had see enough real poverty and
mortification, but never dreamed of
such a thing as poverty and mortifica
tion self-imposed, by wearing upon her
flesh a garment of sacking cloth er the
ingenious invention of a bed bo-cob-trived
as to deprive herself of whole
some sleep. Images and holy water
necnv no place in her creed, though
soap and water are almost too prom-
4 cv,a Aa her (rood deeds from a
of th's blood; concealed tuemseives ia
the church, and when the pious farce
began, took so active a part in the sport
upon the naked backs of the fathers, as
to inflict bodily injury, and break up
the bloody entertainment. Still Prot
estantism has been felt in Mexico, if
not embraced, and the common people
look back to the happy time when the
soldiers of their Protestant conquerors
made money plenty among them, and
when even-handed justice was dealt
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out alike to rlcn ana poor, nign nu
low. Though the foreigners laughed
at the fables of the priests and ridiculed
tvi mnnlra. thev vet were honest In
their dealings with the people instead
of taking by violence. As there are no
people so besotted that they do not ad
mire courage and honesty, so the Pais-
ano looks upon the heretic as a man of
a superior race to himself.
i4 sha did ner kouu
nf Atv which she owed to her
kind, and from the pleasure that it
cave her to relieve misery wnue ais-
.w-aW the ordinary duties oi me,
and never dreamed of the sweet odor
her good works left behind her-an
which followed her to Heaven-an
odor more acceptable to the Almighty
4k. n ill t.h endowments she might
have left to pay for masses for the re
pose of her soul.
There is so much that is monotonous
taiuiw over the details of affairs of
the different orders of these female
mvfl from the Sister of Guadalupe to
the Sisterhood of Mercy, that it is as
well to consider them as one, as divers
households of single women, who, to
t ..n!nnrv favor of God, bad
ADftrated themselves I rom their fam
ilies, and devoted their lives, some to
mneatlnar prayers and acta of self-mor
tification, some too attending at the
hospitals on the sick or the blind, the
idiotic, the deformed, the deaf and the
dumb, others to educating young ladies
according to their peculiar notions of
education, others again consecrating
themselves to pauperism, and living
upon charity, and when the dally sup
ply of almB has failed, these self-made
poor sisters collect together, and there
wait and pray, and ring their bell, un
til some benevolent individual shall
chance to hear the well-known signal,
and come and relieve them.
Such is the system of religion of all
countries which bear the Christian
name, but where freedom does not ex
iat. and where liberty cannot thrive.
There Is a trifling difference in its
fcBfiS as exhibited in the Greek and
Latin churches, but the difference is
too slight for us outsiders to notice. In
Mp.yIm it exists in its most unadulter
ated state, less contaminated than else
where with Protestantism or other for-
Alcrn nuhHtances
The old farce of self-castlgatlon is
.mi omted. as it has been for
three hundred years, but in the dark.
Wood, or some substi-
tute for it. Is heard to fall upon the
floor by the few selected witnesses; but
a party of boys, report says, being
somewhat tkeptloal 'about the quality
Two Indent Convents in Quebec.
During my travels in Canada I spent
some time In Quebec. This place was
settled in 1607 by Champlaln, and for
150 years was the capital of New
France. The place is peculiarly sit
uated. The Lower Town, as It is called,
is on the edge of the St. Lawrence,
where the business In connection with
shipping Is done. The Upper Town is
300 feet above the river level, which is
the much larger and finer part of the
city. The main city is truly built on a
rock. The view from the highest poini
is one of the fineBt in the world' The
place still bears in a remarkable degree
Its ancient French aspect, it aoounas
with churches and convents. The
most prominent is the Notre Dame ca-
t.Tinflral. the walls of which date DOCK
to 1647.
The two most ancient and prominent
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convents are the Ursuline ana noun
Dleux. These date back to 1637. In
that vear nuns came out from France
and founded them. Parkham writes
The voyage was long and tedious,
Sometimes they lay in their Derins
seasick and woebegone; sometimes they
saner In choir on deck, or heard rnaes in
the cabin. Ooce, on a misty morning
a wild cry of alarm startled crew and
passengers alike. A huge iceberg was
drifting close upon them. The peril
was extreme. Madame De la Peltre
clung to Marie of de l'lncarnatlon, who
stool perfectly calm, and gathered her
gown about her feet mat sne migni,
drown with decency. It Is scarcely
necessary to say that they were saved
by a bow to the Virgin and St. Joseph.
Trlmont offered it In behalf of all tbe
company, and the ship glided Into the
open sea." iney wero rwo"
Quebec with great demonstrations of
joy. All the nuns fell prostrate and
kissed the sacred soil or L-anaaa.
Thev soon began their work, and in
their exuberant zeal seized and kissed
every female Indian child they could
find, "without minding writes a jesuu
father, "whether they were dirty or
The chief founder of the Ursuline
convent was Madame De la reiine.
She had a romantlo history before she
left France. In connection with her
religious enthusiasm she seems to have
had an Intense desire for admiration.
"The halo of salntship glittered in her
eyes like a dlamodd crown, and she
aspired to outshine her sisters in hu
mility. She was as sincere as Simeon
Stvlltes on his column; and, like him,
found encouragement and comfort In
the gazing and wondering eyes below."
She inherited great wealth and de
voted it to her mission, and maybe
credited with sincerity.
In 1642 a company le't Quebec to
found a colony at Montreal. About that
tima Madame De la Peltrie for some
reason became offended with her nuns.
She concluded to join the Montreallsts.
She abandoned tbe nuns, carried off
all she bad lent them, and they were
reduced to great destitution. After
arriving at Montreal she was seized
with an impulse to visit the Hurons to
convert them to the faith. She wae,
however, dissuaded from that enter
prise by a Jesuit who had lately re
turned from the country of the Hurons.
After awhile she returned to Quebeo
and became reconciled to her nuns, and
died in 1671.
The special work of the UrBulines is
the education of young women, ice
education given by them is of the most
superficial kind, as I have reason to be
lieve from considerable Investigation.
Certain external accompllBhmenis are
attended to, and foollBh parents are apt
to think their daughter are finely ed
ucated, while their training and at
tainments are of a most mperfiolal
character. The main aim m tne u rsu-
llne and other convent schools is to
make the pupils Roman Catholics or to
make them tame Protestants, if not
brought entirely over. The convent
schools are the most efliolent schools
for catching Protestants.
While in Quebeo I took soma pains
to visit the Ursuline convent as far as
any outsider could. I now learned that
none but priests were allowed inside
the walls. I called at the establish
ment, and I was told by the superior
that I could not enter, but that I might
visit their chapel, a separate building,
which was very old and which con
tained some very fine paintings.
She sent a porter with me and I had
an opportunity of viewing the objects
of interest within. There was a box of
the bones of eome saint sent by the
pope or somebody else, which could be
wn hv Davlnir 25 cenls, which 1 did
not care about. I then had an Inter
view with the chaplain In his room,
Father Lamolne, a very genial old gen
tleman. He showed me several ob
jects of interest. He had an album of
pictures relating to the hlbtory of the
convent. He told me that Dean Stan
ley while there looked through it with
miirh Interest. In his room was the
skull of Montcalm enclosed in glass,
who fell at the battle of Quebec in 1759
Havlne learned that there was in ex
istence a painting of Madame De la
Pnltrie taken from life more than 200
years before, I expressed a streng de
sire to see it. He said that they hardly
ever showed it, but that he would favor
me in that respect. He retired to a
back room and brought It out, so that
my desire was gratified. Parkman,
the historian, writes: "There is a por
trait of her, of which a photograph is
before me. She has a Bemi-rellglous
dress, hands clasped in prayer, large
dark eves, a smiling and mischievous
mouth, acd a face somewhat pretty and
very coquetish." This description cor
responds very well with the original
portrait I saw.
I ought to say something about Mary
of the Incarnation who came irom
France with Madame De la Peltrie, and
was a leading spirit in founding the
Ursuline convent. She had quite
history before she came to Canada,
She married at an early age, had one
enn and her husband died in a few
years. She became an intense mystic.
One writer thus speaks of her "She
fasted, wore sackcloth, scourged her
self, washed dishes among the servants
and did their most menial work. She
heard In a trance a miraculous voice
It was that of Christ promising to be
come her spouse. Months and years
passed, full of troubled hopes and fears.
whpn Spain the voice sounded in her
ear, with assurance that the promise
was fulfilled, and that she was Indeed
His bride." In one of her visions she
had a call to go to Canada.
But notwithstanding her visions and
mystical abstractions, she had a prac
tical faculty for business and conducted
the affairs of the convent with remark
able judgment. She died In 1761.
The other ancient convent, the Hotel
Dieu, I found more .accessible. This
was founded by the niece of Riehlleu,
tbe Duchesse D'A!qullon. The general
design was to minister to the wants of
children and sick people. I rang the
bell, and a nun turned a circular slide
in response. Having introduced my
self, I stated that I wished to enter
especially to see the bust and skull of
Brebeuf, the celebrated Jesuit miss
ionary who had been martyred by the
Indians, This man labored for years
moet heroically for the conversion of
tbe Indians, accoidlng to the system
he represented. He was laboring among
the Hurons when the Iroquois victo
riously attacked them, and was put to
death by the conquerors. He was bound
to a stake and scorched from head to
foot He continued to speak and to re
ligiously exhort his tormentors, who
cut away his lower lip and thrust a
red-hot iron down his throat. After
that they hung round his neck a collar
of red-hot hatchet; but the martyr did
not flinch. An Indian called out to
pour water on his head. The kettle
was huntr over the fire and the water
boiled and slowly poured on the suf
ferer. The Indians cried. "We bap
tlze you that you may be happy In
heaven, for no one can be saved with
out good baptism." Breheuf stood un
moved, and they cut strips of flesh
from his limbs, and devoured them be
fore his eyes. Others said: "You told
us that the more one suffers on earth
the happier he Is In heaven. We wish
to make you happy; we torment you be
cause we love you; ana you ougnt w
thank us for It." After other horrible
tortures they scalped him and men
cut open his breast, and then came In
a crowd to drink his blood, expecting
thereby to partake of the courage he
displayed. A chief tore out his heart
and devoured it. He was four hour?
under torture before death ended his
I received two keys from the nun at
the entrance, with one of which I wae
directed to open the first door. This
I did and entered a large apartment,
and with the other key I opened a door
which led into another, where there
was a large wooden grating. Through
this. all. whether related to nuns or
not, must Bpeak with anyone from
within, a third person being near to
hear what might be said. The supe
rlor, who was French, but could ppeak
English to some extent, approached
the grating. I told her I wished to see
the skull of Breheuf. "Poor Father
Breuheuf!" she exclaimed, "his spirit
had a great Influence for good over this
convent for years after his death."
The Jesuits in France some years be
fore had sent over a silver bust of this
martyr, In the lower part of which the
skull was placed, that could be easily
seen through an aperture. The supe
rior sent to have the bust brought, and
the nun who held It raised It so that I
could see the skull. After conversing
with the superior a few moments I left,
thanklne her for her courtesy and
kindness. Prof. John Moork.
This convention was composed of 723
delegates, and, compared with the
number of reputable men who partici
pated in this caucus, the proportion of
bums, thugs an ex-crlmlnals of every
degree of guilt, from pocket-picking to
murder, was simply appalling. The
following list of occupations pursued by
the delcgatos was prepared by the de
tective force of the city at the request
of the Chicago Eagle:
Of the deleRiitea those who have been on
trial for murder numberod IT
Sentenced to the penitentiary for murder
and manslaughter and have served sen
tence S
Borved term In the penitentiary for bur
Klary 38
Served terms In the penitentiary for pick
pocketa , t
Served ternn for araon 1
Ex-Bridewell blrdi, Identified by de
tectlvea 84
Keepers of gambling hotiHes. T
Keepers of houses of 111 fame... i
Convicted of mayhem 1
Ex-prlze-flghters , 11
Pool-room proprietors 2
Saloon-keepers... 2fl5
Lawyers 14
Physicians 1
Grain dealers S
Political employes , ..148
Hatters 1
Stationers v 1
Contractor 4
Grocers 1
Sign painters 1
Plumbers 4
Butchers 1
Druggists 1
Furnltnr supplies 1
Commission merchants 2
Ex-pollcemen 1ft
Dentists 1
Speculators t
Justices of the Peace 8
Ex-constables 3
Farmers 0
Undertakers 3
No occupation.. 71
Total delegates 723
It will also be remembered that Tam
many, the moBt corrupt political organ'
Izatlon la the world, Is also a part of
the new Democracy. It also includes
every ballot-box stuff er and intimldator
in the south. Is it any wonder that
Populists refuse to accept this so-called
new Democracy with child-like faith,
simply because it happens to have a
respectable man at the head of the
ticket? Morqan's Buzt-Saw, (Populist.)
The Element That Taubeneck, Maxwell
and Taylor are Fusing With.
On September 19 the county conven
tion of the Democratic party was held
in Chicago and nominated a ticket.
The pro-Romanist attitude of Bryan
Is returning with double force against
He thinks he cannot go back on his
friends (?) who have placed him In
Do not pronounce the Democratic
nominee for vice-president too rapidly
or the pigs will run after you.
Watson will not try to hurt a man
who Is down. That Is right
Mr. Bryan will aid the sect that will
help him to get the office he Is after.
Will any one of them bid more than
the pope's people will? Bryan Is a
good man, but he is very badly in need
of an office.
If the pope's people have been given
many positions in the departments at
Washington during Cleveland's ad
ministration, how much of Bryan's ad
ministration would be gone before the
departments would be full of the pope's
Bryan Is not a mean man, he would
pay the Romanists well for their work
You can depend upon that.
Emtir Pat:
I say, Mr. Broyln.
You are very toy In,
Were It not for your loiks,
I now would be doyln'.
Exit Pat To UiMHti.ri
It's no more than rolglit,
To pay for my folght.
And It we bad not voated.
He'd be In a plolght.
Has Mr. Bryan oommenced to study
Spanish yet? He has no i use for Enf
Huh In Spanish Now Mexico.
General Weyler, of Cuba fame, might
be a good man to have appointed over
the educational interests of this new
state. He is quite Spanish.
After Mr. Bryan is through with hi
QlllbuBterlng expedition over tha
(Jnttod States and is elected president,
be will surely tella the rebels in Cubsv
that the time for thatklnd of work U
The southern people iwho have la
terests In Cuba might iwell have an
understanding with the Platte orator,
before he has a chaooe to clinch hi
arguments by a veto.
It seems to us, ifoJohnIreland had ft
good place to jump, he i would jump out
of the Roman Catholicschurch. He
wants to use his own opinions too much.
to be a good Romanist
The Church ofaRomoJlsigood to help.
him spend his one million, but a poor
church to help him pick up that whlohv
he baa lost
Rev. Dr. Suott Hershey, because ot
his lecture, "Shut the' Gates," must
anticipate McKlnley's election and a.
crowd from Europe to take all the posl
tions in tbe factories, and he may have.
precedent to build hlsjposltlon on.
The United States revenue cutter
went out to meet Martlnelll, but no.
Protestant divine is given this honor.
This may be due to the fact that moii
of tbe Martlnelll flock are revenue
It would be a good Idea for a band ot
students to goto tbe university (Roman.
Catholic) at Washington and let the
professors see that they have brains
and can think ajllitlo, and with a little
common sense the big thing costing
many thousands would be brilliantly
"busted," and then the discharged
bishop would not feci his position to
The Irish Romanists want mo more
Italians. Colonel Stump has gone 10
Italy to stop it. It may be the pope
thinks they r become heretics too fast
here. Yet we must not forget there it
nothing too good for the "Oirlsh" Ro
manlst, and all those whom he does not
'loike" must migrate. The day will
come when,,thoy will be In their proper
place. Aleph.
PatHy, my boy, '
It gives nit) groat Joy,
To help you along,
And give you employ.
Is needed by poor, tired mothers, over
worked and burdened with care, debili
tated and run down because of poor, thla
and impoverished blood. Help ia Deeded
by the nervous sufferer, tbe men and
women tortured with rheumatism, neo
ralgia, dyspepsia, acrofula, catarrh. Hal
Comes c Quickly
When Hood's Barsaparilla begins to t
rich, purify and vltallit tht blood, and
sends It in a healing, nourishing, lnvlf
orating stream to th rervee, muscles and
organs of the body. Hood's Barsaparilsa
builds up the weak and broken down sys
tem, and cores all blood diseases, because
It Ui On True Bleed PnrUlt. AH drorftta. IV
rreparsd only by 0. 1 Hood ft Oa, lowtu, Maaa.
-j., arethewalypllhi to take
liOOd S PillS wtthHood tSartaparulta