The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, November 13, 1896, Image 1

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"AMERICA tOH AMEH1CANS" We hold that all men are Americans who Swear Allegiance to the United Stale without menul ret-rvation.
Number 46
Rev. J. M. Wilson, D. D, of
Castellar Street Presby
terian Church
Preaches te Nebraska Lidge, So. 1, A.
F. and A. M., and Praises Masonry
for Its Reference of the Bible.
The following sermon waa delivered
by Rev. J. M. Wilson, D. D in Cas
tellar Street Presbyterian Church of
Omaha, Sunday night, November 8, be
fore Nebraska Lodge No. 1, A. F. and
A. M. Text: Heb. 12:24: "Ye are come
to Jesus the mediator of the new cove
nant", There is one supreme covenant be
tween God and man the covenant of
grace running from the protevange
lium of Paradise Lost to the consum
mation In Paradise Regained. It is the
everlasting foundation of the Kingdom
of God, and historically known as the
Covenant of Abraham. This covenant
has been administered according to the
methods also called covenants. The
first was the dispensation of laws,
which Is the Mosaic. That system em
braced the tabernacle, sacrifices, sacred
These ceremonies were a shadow of
good th.ngs to come The second was
the dispensation of the Gospel The
Son of David had come the tithes
were realized. The blood of Christ
purgetb the conscience from dead
works to serve the Living God. Sal
vation is wrought out and offered on
the condition of faith. This la called
the new covenant.
The. mediator of the old was Moses,
the law-giver, prophet and leader of
Israel. The mediator of the new is
Jesus of Nazareth, the prophet,, priest
and king. Tie book of Hebrews pre
sents Jesus as the exalted mediator of
the new, and with the great purpose of
holding the Hebrew Christians Xalth
ful and true.
It is therefore Ills exaltation as toe
- diator that first claims our consid
eration. In this exaltation he stands forth m
higher than the prophets. God had
spoken unto the fathers by them, but
in these last days unto us by Hla Son
heir and creator of all things. He Is
higher than Elijah, who made Mount
Carmel to flame with fire; higher than
Isaiah, who unveiled the Messiah's fu
ture; and Ezekiel, who ha pictured in
boldest and grandest outline the king
dom of God.
He is exalted above the angels. The
law had been given- by the disposition
of angels In some way through their
mediation but the Son has a more ex
cellent name thaa they. -He laid the
louuuaiious oi iue uaa. rie receiveu (
" - " .
j stars sang rogeiner ana a tne sons oi H)a commandments. and when Christ
God shouted for Joy. His throne Is 8 neld up He becomes to us wisdom,
everlasting and he shall 1 reign till all rlghteousne 88, sanctiflcation and re
His enemies are brought under His I d(rmption
feet But the angels are in compar-l The fina, act in tne dramtt of Hi9
lson only ministering spirits and the coming t0 Jud(tment "He comes a sec
fallen angels-the gods of this world d t,me wlthout Bln unt0 judgment
are crushed beneath the heel of His . He Bpoke once from earth and gh(H)k
POWGF 'iha mniintain hnt ntifo m T If XV 1 1
He stands superior to 'Moses. That ia6.vC. L-muu. ... u ,
house as a servant, but the new medi-
ator is a son and in relation to him
Moses and his people are but the
house. He Is the Son The Gospel of
John-the profoimdest wriung in any ;
tongue-sets forth His manifestations. .
His disciples beheld Him as the only ,
T . , i' . s.
and truth "My beloved Son, in whom
I am well pleased." He cleansed His
Father's house and worked as His
Father uitherto had worked, the cre
ator the self-existent Jehovah the "I
am" of the covenant of grace.
But the heart of the Mosaic system
was the priesthood; and In this, also,
he outranks the old. He Is superior to
Aaron. The cry of the soul is, "How
can I be just with God?" The divine
answer is through the blood of sprink
ling. But mankind is too guilty and
impureto come, so into the holy of
holies a representative approaches
with sacrifices for sin
. , I
In all points Christ was equal to
Aaron being chosen from among men
in things pertaining to God to offer
gifts and sacrifices, but in four things
at least he is Aaron's superior. Like
Melchisedeck, the king of Salem, He
is holy, harmless and undeflied made
higher than the heavens not needing,
as Aaron, to offer sacrifices for His
own sins. And He is a priest forever.
Like Melchlzedek, His is an eternal
and unchangable priesthood, and "He
is able to save unto the uttermost all
that come unto God by Him, seeing
that He ever liveth to make interces
sion for us."
In the Columbian Exposition the
"Apotheosis" attracted great attention.
William I. of Germany riding upon hU
war horse is the central figure. The
crown prince Prince Frederick
Charles Von Moltke, the greatest
reatest strategist of his age, and the
i Chancellor give him nverenco. At
liead of a million msn he had in
months overthrown the walls of
.ris, received a tribute of five mil-
ons of rancs and added Alsace and
fxirralne to his dominion. But a
greater than William is here. Law-
f givers and poets, and priests and con
querers, angels and archangels, and all
the redeemd hosts in glory call Him
Lord of Lords and King of Kings."
This is heaven's "Apotheosis."
The second division of the subject
leads us to consider His official work
as mediator of the new covenant He j
came. He lived, lie reigns sent and
sealed of Ood to establish Ilia king
dom among men.
Hiti first official end wag redemption
through the blood of His rn. The
supremest question confronting tbe di
vine mind in regard to man's salvation
was. "How can Ood be Just and at the
same time the Justifler of the ungod
ly?" Romans the 3d chapter and the
Epistle to the Hebrews give the di
vine answer, "Through the redemption
In Christ Jesus." "The blood of the
covenant." This is the fundamental,
Immovable and unchangable founda
tion stone of redemption. The word of
God revals it, proclaims it and en
forces it, and evangelical Christianity
is a rising or failing fact with the
scriptural doctrine of the atonement.
The second great -work is to give re
pentance and the forgiveness of sins.
He was exalted to the right hand the
Majesty on high to be a Prince and a
Saviour. The Messiah writes the law
upon the heart as Jeremiah had fore
told, and Is m viful to our Iniquities.
His regenerating power sweeps like the
breath of life over the valley of bones.
He sprinkles with clean water and we
are clean He puts His spirit within
us and gives us the heart of flesh in
place of the heart of stone. Hut for
this he shall lie inquired of. So that
throughout his universal domain, the
new life and the new peace descend
upon us in our coming lioldly unto the
throne of grace. Though the heavens
were brass, the earth ashes, and our
heart lead, the cry, "Thou. Son of Da
vid, have mercy on me:" will reach His
heart, whose right it Is. to give life and
peace. Again. He has spoken, unto us
in those last times in the word of
scripture. His message began to be de
tt.fHAil In lliu an ft Vi 1 m inlut r n fl ll
Hvered 111; earthnnrTand is
! " ... . . i, ifs. anna
, matchless style, in simplicity
f etatemenUn harness of thought , In
, . , ', m n,i i rtintv
Ul KUVJW irrug., J 1 - 'ua i m v. " " i"
us in gospel, epistle and revelation the
mysteries of His kingdom. Beautiful is
our English Bible, and here is Christ,
the Exalted Mediator, speaking to yon.
I am glad that Masons honor the Word.
You believe with me that "its en
trance giveth light" What is It that
has made England great? What Is it
that has made the United States great?
Only one answer: the English Bible.
Put that Bible in the hands of the peo
ple as the immortal Tyndale purposed
and prayed, and ignorance, anarchy,
priestcraft, superstition and tyranny
must give way. That is the sword by
which the millenium of peace and
righteousness will be established.
But as an exalted king, this medi
ator has given to His subjects a su
preme commission: "Go, disciple all
nations." This is His chiefest work In
this day and generation. And it is here
that he objects of Masonry and the
church of God stand out distinctly.
Your work is education, friendship, be
nevolence, and in these ways you seek
to lift up humanity. The work of the
church Is partly these, but first, funda
mentally and ultimately, to bring sin
vi j to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ
and obey His commandments. There
need be no conflict; there should be no
confusion. The church of Jesus Christ
,g tQ H,8 , administer H's
BailttilitUUf H.UII Leal' u lu uwnrvc
gnake not th'e earth onlV) but as() j
nPftvetli and this means the end of all
th, The neavens 8,la be ed t
mrtt with fervent heat He shall come
in th ,oudg of heavpn th dead h
jve , gat and hig auxiliaries
gh be t , he j a h be
t and then sh'an He deliver the
'kingdom into His Father's hands and
his mediatorial work shall be finished
When Richard Coeur de Lion ap
proached Jerusalem in the crusade and
all hearts devoutly hoped that now had
come the overthrow of the Saracen, he
suddenly retreated and returned to
England. No one knows ttrj reason
why. Our crusade demands that we
never turn back. The mediator of the
new covenant himself knows no re
treat Neither should we until oppres
sion, and transgression, and priest
craft, and heathenism are overcome.
."u!1 L?"J
Washington, the greatest American of
cuiuumi uii.vs, iuugui uuiu me
triumph of Yorktown. There they
stand on the field of battle Rocham-
beau, Lafayette, Cornwallis and Wash
ington; uut he is first; the first in war,
first in peace, and first in the hearts of
his countrymen. Broad-minded, noble
hearted, valiant and a sincere Chris
tian. And Abraham Lincoln, that com
peer of Washington, when he took up
the pen of liberty and emancipa ii
four million slaves, fulfilled his vow,
"I promised my God I would do It."
But these men were great only as they
were great like Him. Exalted He
stands. Be steadfast and true until His
reign of peace and righteousness is ful
filled among men.
Tbe Last Pope of Rome.
The hour was midnight birth-hour
of the new day. Rome slept amid
majestic ruins the Babylon of the
west. The moonlight searched the
Colosseum, but found no Caesar. No
Galileo wrote, no Virgil echoed the lit
anies of the stars.
Midnight, and a new-born day and
with it the conqueror! No flash of
carbine, no glitter of cutlass, no roar
of cannon; unarmed, yet invin.-ible;
unarmed, yet Invulnerable; unresisted
and irresistible, silently up the Appian
Way marched the mightiest army of
the ages.
Sleep, "Eternal City," yet not eter
nally, for song-heralded shall be the
dawn. No Alerie winds his Gothic
trumpet at the gate; no Gennerlc
comes, with vandal axe and brand;
no Carth&gtnan hurla hla Javelin over
the wall; no Etruscan arousee the
ashes of Horatlus. Peace, "thou
mother of dead empire," peace, for
nations duel now no more, and this to
the army of the new day.
The city slept, save one alone, and
he. the last of all the Popes, paced
restlessly the colossal halls and chap
els of the Vatican. Old was he and
wise beyond his ways. Intuitively he
knew the coming crisis. Pausing before
Raphael's heaven-born conception of
the "Transfiguration," he looked down
upon the face of the risen Christ and
whisered: "Thy will be done." He
turned away. What glory was about
him! Here were the royal gifts of
kingly kings; here were the dim first
copies of th Holy Word; here were
the faces of priests and prophets smil
ing through cenlurieer here hnd Char
lemagne been crowned, and here had
been sealed the fate of Saint Sav
onarola. History, art, fame, divine
tradition, the gtory which once had
been and now might be no more, held
him, the last of the long line of Holy
Fathers, heart-bound and soul-chalncd,
clinging to the past, yet longing for the
new day.
Thus contending with himself he
stood, while before his mind passed
the panorama of centuries. He saw
the Papal sickle of barbarous days,
sharpened tin the altar of grace to
reap the harvest of Incredulity. He
saw sacred nations scourged Into pre
tended sanctity and actual tribute, He
saw murder pardoned for gold, and
thieves commended when they divided
their booty with the Vatican. The
Holy Father shook his head; all this
was changed, and the light was rising
in the east.
The Pope mused on. He remembered
Luther, and how, when the tempest of
the Reformation had passed, over
ruined Shrine and pillaged Temples;
over the demon deeds of the Inquisi
tion; over glbbet-treee and fire-baptisms;
yea, even over St. Barthol
omew's blood-drenched altar. Liberty,
freed from her storm-broken prison,
wrote on the flying clouds of the fad
ing era the promise of a new day.
And now the new day has come. The
foot of the conqueror was upon the
mar.ble floor of the Slstlne Chapel, his
silent army filled the immortal halls.
With trembling hand the Holy Father
wrote his own capitulation, and these
were its words:
"Believing that Conscience is the
only confessor and prayer tbe only
"Believing that God's great temple
is the heart of man;
"Believing that truth is truth, wheth
er it be of David of Damon, of Paul or
"Believing that a cup of cold water
given in the name of Christ Is as
sacred before God as the wine of the
"Believing that the test of religion
is the life rather than the belief, and
praying for the salvation of all men
forever, I surrender the key of this
Holy Vatican to the Knights of
Knowledge, Charity and Truth, who
receive the trust In behalf of the Con-
qurerr Progress.. nd in the name of hk
army of Universal Brotherhood.
"Victors, use this glorious Vatican
as a University for all the world, and
In its use will Rome awake to glory,
and thus re-dedicated and re-consecrated
to a new purpose, from these
halls shall issue forth, not creeds and
dogmas, anathemas and excommunica
tions, but torrents of power and life
siiKtalning truth.
"With a prayer that thy victory may
be used to the glory of God, I set my
official seal hereto, and sign myself
'The Last Pope of Rome.' "
Midnight, mother of morning, fell
asleep on the cloud-couch of the shim
mering East, while like Carthaginian
or oiu, ner warrior child hurled a
spear over the Roman wall. But the
spear of the new born day was a shaft
of light Burritt Hamilton, in Masonic
A Perlinent Inquiry.
We would like to inquire by what
right or authority the superintendent
of the Military Academy at West
Point, if the newspaper reports be cor
rect, recently paid Cardinal Satolli
practically military honors, the Car
dinal receiving the battalion of cadets
from the superintendent's balcony, and
that, too, on a Sabbath, when unneces
sary military exercises are always, by
commanding officers who respect the
army traditions of the best war days,
dispensed with? That Cardinal Satolli
was entertained at dinner by a captain
at the post, said high mass in the
parish church, offered the episcopal
ring on his finger to the kisses of sup
pliants, lunched with a throng of
bankers across the river, and was ac
corded a reception by local priests, are
matters which concerned only the par
ties immediately interested. But that
the battalion of cadets, the most of
them Protestants, and many of them
Christian men who are ready to do
their duty to their country, but whose
religious scruples should not be need
lessly disregarded, should be ordered
out In a Sunday review before a Car
dinal who, however pretentious his
claims, has no diplomatic standing with
this county, is procedure very remark
able to say the least. When did Ameri
can Protestants ever ask for a review
in honor of Bishop Potter or of a mod
erator of the general assembly? And
why should a representative of Roman
Catholicism be accorded a special mil
itary honor in a country where there
is, or should be, no union of church
and state? An explanation of this in-1
cident is in order. If the newspapers
have reported the matter wrongly the
superintendent or the academy, per
sonally a very meritoroius veteran of
ficers of the late war, would do well to
deny statement New York observer.
When a Priest Becomes In
dependent He Is
They Are Called te IUnie, ilrt an And
ienre With 'he Pope and Are Sever
Heard of Again.
In 1853, Bishop O'Regan of St Louis,
Mo,, was summoned to Rome. The holy
father ordered O'Regan to pay him a
visit and render an account of his
stewardship. O'Regan waa a shrewd
Irishman, and before leaving he mort
gaged the church property for a large
sum. When O'Regan reached Rome
he was told that his collection for
Peter's Pence had not been satisfactory
- hi short, he was accused of stealing.
He asked for a delay before he an
swwd that charge, and In the mean
time he hud an interview with lao
American Consul In Rome. He told
the consul that he did not expect fair
treatment at the hands of the Pope,
that it was no uncommon thing for the
Pope to imprison or even Mil his ec
clesiastical Inferiors, and that if he,
O'RegHn, did not call at the consulate
on a certain day, to go at onco to the
Vatican and demand his surrender as
an American cltlzeu On his return
to the Vatican, O'Regan told the car
dinal perfect of the propaganda that
If permitted to return to his diocese,
he would obey any order sent to him In
writing. The cardinal perfect told
htm that he would receive his instruc
tions in Rome, and that until they were
ready, he must, by order of the Pope,
return to a certain monastery for a
"retreat" of ten days. O'Regan said
that he was perfectly satisfied with
the accommodations offered by his
hotel. He was told that he had no
choice; that arrangements had already
been made for his reception; that a
messenger would be sent to the hotel
for his effects, and that an officers of
the papal guard would covey him to
the place of retreat
O'Regan bad lived in America long
enough to have a little independence,
and he refused to be imprisoned and
demanded an audience with the Pope,
which was refused. He then related
his Interview with the American con
sul, and asked for more time to con
sider the matter, and was granted
twenty-four hours The result was that
before the twenty-four hours had
elapsed he was out of the Pope's domin
ions and safe from the officers of the
holy inquisition, which was at that
time and up till 1870, in full force.
On, his arrival in Naples he com
municated with the propaganda, and
was told that, if he would forward the
ftift.evo io - which. Jifv had. 4ttQrta4'Cf!
the church property,'' his 'cnm. wouW
receive further attention. This O'Regan
refused to do. He crossed over to Eng
land and sent his resignation of the
bishopric, but with genuine priestly
grip, held on to the $(50,000.
A similar case is that of Bishop Do
mence of Pittsburg. He had lied to the
holy father in order to get his diocese
divided. He was summoned to Rome,
and like a good papist went, but never
came back again. His case is shrouded
in mystery. All that his friends could
learn was that he had returned to a
monastery in Portugal after "resign
ing" his bishopric.
Another case is that of Bishop Rese.
wfio a number of years ago presided
over the diocese of Detroit. He was
noted for repressing the immoralities
of priests and nuns. He was sum
moned to Rome. On his arrival his
reception was so exceedingly cordial
that he was never able tn get away.
Again and again prominent Romanists
have asked about him, but such vague,
evasive answers have been given, as
to bear the most unpleasant and
gloomy impression concerning his fate.
An Ideal Conntry.
In the great body of Roman Catholic
laymen some of our best citizens are to
be found large-minded, broad-hearted,
intelligent men, thoroughly in accord
with the march of progress. But they
are only tolerated by the priesthood on
the' condition that they hold their
tongues. Many an educated Roman
Catholic laughs at the miracles of
Lourdes and at the cures of respiratory
diseases by St. Blaise; but he laughs
noiselessly in his sleeve, and out of
the hearing of men. If he laughed
loudly, he would be read out of the
church as a scoffer and an infidel. If
he protested, he would be treated as
the parishioners of St Joseph's at Pa
terson were treated by Mgr. Satolli.
The foundation-stone of the papal
church Is the denial to mankind of the
right to perceive and to reason. Such
a church is not unBulted to the peas
antry of Italy, Spain or Ireland. Not
only have the attempts which have
been made to establish compulsory ed
ucation in these countries been defeat
ed by the insidious opposition of the
priesthood, but there seems to be in the
peasant class in all three an incapacity
to learn and to acquire knowledge.
Schools have flourished in Ireland for
a generation, and the three Ra. are fa
miliar to Irish children of both sexes.
But the peasantry are as wrong-headed
as ever, and as incapable of rational
progress. Land is worth far more in
Ireland than in our western states, but
the people are barefoot and in rags.
and when the have a parliamentary
election the candidates have to send to
(his country to beg money for election
expenses. That is an llal country for
a church which rmts its hope of
power on the suppression of the rea
soning faculties. Nor Is stu b a church
out of place In southern Italy, where
the best profetmhm of the day is brig
andage, and attempts to Investigate
euiihquake phenomena are resented by
the people as flying In the face of Prov
idence. Argonaut.
Tbe Manitoba Settlement.
Ottawa, Nov. 5. Sine the announce
ment of the terms of settlement of the
schol question wired Tbe Tribune a
couple of weeks ago, there tuts so fur as
I can learn, been few changes, except
as to detail. The half hour for re
ligious exercises after 3:30 stunds, and
all denominations will have an equal
chance to Impart religious instruc
tions. The bl-linguat system In dis
tricts where children cannot hihu.i
English also stands. Uniform inspec
tion, properly certificated teachers ami
provincial control of all schools Is also
provided for, so that the national char
acter Ib sufely guarded. There is one
change In detail. The first draft of set
tlement provided that Catholic teach
ers could be employed where there arc
thirty Catholic children enrolled. The
new arrangement to engage Cath
olic teachers where the avonige at
tendance Is twenty-five. It will be
Been that an average attendance means
an enrollment of about forty or more,
so that the change Is in the interests
of the province. It Is expected that
the settlement will be announced to
morrow or tho next day, after whlrh
Mr. Sifton Is expected In Ottawa to be
Bworn in as minister of the Interior.
Montreal, No. 5. La. Presse reports
the premlor as saying In reference to
the school question: "This difficulty
will probably be settled this week or
In the very near future; the terms of
settlement are nearly all known by
the public, thanks to the mlnuie
research and Indescretlons of the news
papers. The Manitoba minority will
without doubt be satisfied with what
the government will grant them. You
ask me If It Is true that Mr. Tarte whl
announce officially on Friday next tho
final settlement of the difficulty. The
thing Is possible, but I have not yet
received any information on the sub
ject" A gal nut Enllgbteumetit.
A most remarkable Instance of the
arrogant and audaclotiB authority
wRich the Catholic hierarchy delegate
to themselves Is shown in the action of
the priests of the archdiocese of St
Louis the other day In commanding the
communicants of the Church to send
their children to none but parochial
schools. Under no circumstances
the order, shall the children.
to public Institutions, and
propose to keep the little o
ranee of all things exec
Is best for the interests
fhef Vhall know.-This
i opposition to the
and as n met nod
young It Is character!
there will be no objection to
unless tho parents so com
clKMJse to assert their rights as trie
citizens and have their children ed
ucated where they think best. We
cannot Imagine that those parents who
are responsible for the future welfare
of their children will be so servile as
to blindly obey this order, which
smacks strongly of the dark ages. Of
course a few will obey tho order, and
for the children of these pity and
sympathy will be felt. But the main
body of the Catholic citizens of St
Louis have long ago put aside super
stition, and, imbibing the precious
spirit of our free institutions, they wil!
continue to send their children to the
schools in which they will be best
tnstrueted in all that goes to make a
God-fearing, law-abiding and patriotic
American citizen. North American.
Itcmarkalile Harmony.
This from an exchange:
"General Turr seems to have discov
ered a rare specimen of a Protestant
clergyman and of a Roman Catholic
priest Referring in an article In the
Revue d'Orlent, to the Anti-Masonic
Congress, he says that when, after a
prolonged absence, he returned to Hun
gary he was visited Dy his old teacher,
a "Catholic" priest, named Father
Torma. The general Inquired how he
was getting on, to which Father Torma
replied: 'I am doing pretty well in the
place where I live. Half the population
is Protestant The clergyman has gone
away for a holiday, and has entrusted
his congregation to my care. Every
Sunday I preach for them, and when
any of the good people die I bury them
in the name of the Almighty, and when
I am away the Protestant pastor per
forms similar duties for me."
Throng of Immigrants.
A statement prepared by the com
missioner of Immigration shows the
number of immigrants who arrived In
this country during the fit seal year
ending June 30, 1896, to have been
342,267, as compared with 258,536 dur
ing the fiscal year 1895. Of the whole
number 212,466 were males and 130,801
females. The countries from which the
immigrants came are as follows:
Austria-Hungary, 65,103; Italy, 68,060;
Russia, 52,136; Germany, 31,885; United
Kingdom, 64,637; all other countries,
61,446. The whole number debarred
and returned during the year was 3,
037, as follows: Paupers, 2,010; con
tract laborers, 776; idiot, 1; insane,
10; diseased, 2; returned within one
I 1
S 1
mi m
year becsm of their having becom
public, charges. 23S. Tbe number de
barred and returned In 1895 was t.SH.
-Public Spirit
CentrrU From KemaaUn.
The Dublin (Ireland) Dally Express,
speaking of the Church of England
work among RomanlsU In that city,
"At the morning service on Sunday,
July 19, In the Mission Church. Town
send street, over thirty converts mea
and women -were received Into com
munion with the Church of Ireland
(Protectant). Tbe converts Individual
ly, in the presence of a crowded con
gregation, Brut mude a declaration that
they fully understood the nature of tbe
act they were atxjut to perform, and
then formally renounced thetr adher
ence to the Church of Rome. Rev, P.
11. Johnson then admitted the converts
to tho Protestant communion, and the
Archbishop of Dublin preached thr
sermon, his text being Romans vl:22:
Being mudft free from sin, and become
servsnts of God.' "
The Tope's Impudent.
Referring to the pope's recent ency
clleul, the Methodist Times of London,
"The world has never seen anything
more incredible or offensive than the '
unconscious Insolence with which an
Italian bishop Informs tho human race
that the greut and devout saints of the
Anglican ministry are all unconscious
Impostors, and that the thousands of
holy men and women who adorn that
communion have never been properly
fed with the Bread of Life. If the
deluded victims of the papacy were
capable of using the reason with which
God has endowed them, they would
realize that this papal bull simply con
tradicts facts, and that It is as absurd
ly untrue as the statement that the
world Is flat or that the sun movea
'round the earth."
The Roman Collar.
Chaplain Mllburn of the United
States senate, In an article in the New
York Christian Advocate, relates the
following reference to the "dog col
lar" that Roman Catholic priests are
required to wear:
When Archbishop Hughes held the
See of New York he issued a mandate
that all his clergy should wear the
clerical dress. Father MacMullen.
homely rustic priest, came to the pal
ace, and after saluting the archbishop
Bald: "And so your grace is a great
sportsman as well as a theologian and
ecclesiastic." "What do you men?"
said the prelate. "I see," answered the
priest, "your grace has given orders that
all puples of your kennels shall wear
the Bame kind of collar,''
Henry E, Abbey a Romanist.
persons were surprised to hear
nry E. Abbey, of Abbey, Schoef-
jOrau, was buried by Romanists,
VspVsavtf' that AblM)ywas a
Snt'UPtll drlciri." whitu !t
sMclous circumstance. It Is
lie had a utile boy who watt
Id, and who had u Roman
nurse. This nurse led the
o declare himself a Romanist
id his miner did non ooict, because
of the child's sickness. The child after-'-'-"
wards died many years ago.
A PaullHt father came to Abbey's
Bick-room two hours before ho died,
and everybody waa excluded, as usual.
The priest says Abbey desired the last
rites of the pupal church. Who knows?
1 he Emp cs of ; rni.niY.
We rejoice that there is one who
holds a high national position who
has the courage of her convictions.
The Empress of Germany Is exceed
ingly distrustful or Romanism, and is
UKlng her great influence against that
The Jusuits have been trying to ar
range marriages between court ladies
and the nobility of Germany . This
has aroused her greatly, and she does
not hesitate to speak out against
their intrigues. Ixmg live this heroic
defender of the principles of the Refor
mation, set in motion by that grandest
of all reformers, Martin Luther!
Washington, D. C, Republic.
Who Knows!
A Romanist church paper in Boston
makes a characteristically papet Irish
attack on Father Chinlquy first tak
ing the precaution to learn that he is
across the water in England where
he cannot readily defend himself. This
papal Irish sheet repeats all the stale
lies that have been exposed repeated
lydeclaring that Father Chinlquy waa
a drunkard, has been expelled from
the Presbyterian church, is dishonest,
and "was expelled from the Romanist
church for immorality."
When we say that the attacking pa
per is Pat Maguire's Republic, it will
be a sufficient answer to those who
know that vile sheet Exchange.
Nothing American In It.
The daily papers assert that the split
In the papal church in the United
States is between the Germans and the
Americans. They do not say "between
the Germans and the Irish," which is
the truth; but claim that while the
German-Americans are Germans, the
Irish-Americans are Americans. Please
bear this distinctly in mind as the
controversy develops. The press will
inform us that it is a quarrel between
"the foreign and American wings of
the church;" when it is wholly a race
quarrel between Teuton and Celt
there is nothing American in it Bos
ton Citizen.