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I r .V. THE AMERICAN 1 r A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, "AMERICA FOR AMERICANS." We hold that all men are Atiierciann who Swear Allegiance to the I'niud State without a mental rerrvatUn. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Volume VIII. OMAHA, NEBRASKA, FIJI DAY, JUNE 24, 1SUS. NUMRKK 2. SELINE CLEWETT AGAIN SUES ROME For ?o,coo Damages for Illegally Detaining Her la the Hoae of the Good Shepherd at St. Paul, Minn., and Has Four Humanists on the Jury. The case of Seline Clewett against the Houte of the Good Shepherd came up for trial last Friday before Judge Otis, when the lone cd tedious task of selecting the jury began. , The ssheme of packing the jury with Ro man Catholics was work-:d for all there was in it. Ma y, however, were forced to retire from the jury box on their own admissions. One-half of the admissions of the ex amined juror in a proper court would be sufficient to preclude the sitting on any jury of any members of the Catho lic church. - Attorney Butts claimed that as the House of the Gor d Shepherd was purely a Catholic institution, no member of the church 6hould wan, or should be permitted to sit as a juror in this case. He told the court that the church taught its members, under pain of ex communication, to at all t'mes stand by the church, whether they were violat ing the law or not. He claimed, and offered to show by their official books, that an oath taken before a court, where no intention was had to keep it, was not an oath. He claimed that the church taught mental reservation, and that in the Hill Seminary and other colleges, they were teaching doctrines of murder, high treason and ptrjury, and that any Catholic was particularly disqualified to sit on a jury where an institution of the church was being tried. F. B. Hester was the first juror ex amined, who practically corroborated M r. Butts in his claim that no Catholic should be on the jury. Mr. Hester, on examination, admitted once having been a member of the po lice force for several years. He admitted being a Roman Catholic in good standing. lie admitted that be was acquainted with the teachings of his church in spiritual matters. He admitted that he considered it a sacrilege to bring a priest or nun into cojrt, or in any way interfere with their conduct. He admitted that he thought it his duty tj believe the word of the sisters given in court. He admitted that his religion made it his duty to sustain the church against the state; to sustain the sisters whether right or wrong, and to protect defend ant0, right or wrong. He admitted that the sisters were his superiors; that he had no right to crit icise them or to pass judgment upon them, and that it was sacrilege to sue them in the stat '. court; that they were above him, and had the right and pow er to dettrmine for him wtat was right and what wa wrong; that the only persons who could rightfully try these defendants were their superiors in the church. He also admitted when asked by At torney Butts if it was not a fact that an cath in court was no oath under the in structions of his church, unless there was intenticn on the part of the affiant to keep it, Hester answered "that such was the case," He admitted that, by the teachings of his church, he understood that an oath was not a valid oath if the inten tion was wanting. Pierce Butler then took a turn at the jjror. He atked him if he could no', as a juror, decide imart!a1y in a case where a sister of a priest was a party, in a cao where people not of his church were parlies. Mr. Hester tald that he could. Even if the case were Mr. Butts against Archbishop Ireland? Mr. Hester hesitated. He was non plussed for a time, then, answering, said that he should decide for the arch bishop, which created great laughter in court. Judge Otis excused the juror from further service. The testimony of Mr. Hester, being a Catholic, came like a thunderbolt upon the Irish attendants upon court. All along they have been trying to evade their own doctrinal teachings. All along they have tried to force their people upon the jury, and at last an uncoached juror unwittingly lets the whole cat out of tbe bag, thus exposing the entire traitorous system of the church. All day Friday was devoted to the examination of Mr. Hester. Mr. Hester is doubtless an honest Catholic, and answered as be had been taught to believe was correct. His frankness was a sad blow to the hypo critical sect that have all along tried to conceal their teachings. Juror Ivey, upon being challenged for actual bias, admitted that be had a strong opinion, and that he would like to dynamite and blow up the entire building. He was excused. Many jurors were examined who testified in a similar itrain, who were excused from service. Many Catholics who were honest enough to admit the truth concerning the teachings of their church, were ex cused. The whole ambition of the at.omeys for the defense was devoted to getting Catholics upon the jury. All day Fri day forenoon was consumed in the se lection of a jury, four of whom are known Catholics. St. Paul Breexs. Aguinald's Plan for a Republic London, June 18. The Madrid cor respondent of the Times gives the text of a Berlin letter dated June 4 and read in the cortee, purporting to be the text of an agreement signed April 24 at Singapore between Aguinaldo, the in surgent leader, and the American con sul there regarding the future govern ment of the Philippine, an agreement afterward orally ratified at Uong Kong by Aumlral Dewey. In this agreement Agulcaldo undet- iHRlCEngrr VAuT7rl smm0& Ett"' OfiJ TVr3?f1 m vitfr , mi&msx-. mg.-. a external, tnrrmm ijhh. takes to organize a republican govern-, ment under the protectorate of the United Stites with the assistance of two or three American delegates as counselors. The ports of the archi pelago are t be opened to foreign trade and Immigrants, with certain re strictions against the Chinese. Then follow clauses promising judi cial and other reforms, the expulsion and abolition of "tyrannical religious orders," the freedom of the press, pro tection to Spanish residents, provision for the return of Spanish officials to Spain and the general development of the country. The rebels propose to sign a procla mation of independence June 20. The Church Military Flag. By far the best equipped tent and the best attended services at Camp Alger, Washington, are those maintained by the Roman Catholic church. The three chaplains there just now are the Rev. Thomas E.Sherman of the 4',h Missouri, who is a son of Gen. W. T. Sherman; the Rev. P. C. Murphy, of the 9th Massachusetts, and the Rev. Eugene Kelley, of the 7th Illinois. Their camp "church" does not provide room for the audience, bat a small tent covers a chancel only. At the head of the tent is an altar made of boards, decorated with pine branches and furnished with white cheesecloth and American flags. On Sundays the additional decorations are ferns and daisies gathered by the soldiers. A large crucifix hangs on the cedar tent pole. From the TOP OF 1 HE POLE FLI ES THE CHURCH MILITARY FLAG. Pine boughs furnish a soft carpet for men to kneel on. The worshippers were drawn up in front of the tent. Out of considera tion lor the Protestants of the regi ments, Father Sherman has afternoon sermons. Holy communion is cele brated at 5 o'clock in the morning, one weekday morning recently 115 being present. Almost every member of the r giments attend the services on Sun days. Big guide to Omaha and Exposition at Omaha mailed for 10 cents. Agents wanted everywhere. E. P. Walker, 710 N. 40 St., Omaha. Try Sawyer'a Soap. ROME INSULTS THE U. S. FLAG. Places It at Half Mast When Told of Dewey's Vic tory. Enraged Citizens Demand of the Police That They Cause the Flag to he Properly Unfurled. How is This for Loyalty. Kalispell, Mont., June 15. Editor American: When the news of Dew ey'ssuccess at Manila reached Missoula, Mont., the Uni'ed States flag which floats over the Catholic school at that place was put at half mast by order of the teacher In the school. The citizens became indignant and a policeman or dered the flag to be flaig to the breeza properly to avoid trouble. It was nec essary to order this Catholic teacher to put the flag in the proper pes Hon the econd time before she complied with the order. P. The Archbishop Was Boss, A dispatch from Hong Kong, China, to the St. Louis Globe Democrat of the 18th Inst, contained these paragraphs: Augusti is at his wits' end. He has frequently cabled Madrid of late that he will be able, to hold the city no longer. He has again shown a disposi tion to surrender. This time, however, he has been overruled by the archbish op of Manila, who volunteered to go into the interior and treat with the rebels. The priests' attempts have been useles, and there is nothing left for Manila but in fall. Failing to repulse the Insurgents In any of the recent engagement?, the Spaniards havt resorted U their well known tact.es. Aguinaldo is held re sponsible for all of the recent successes, and the Americans are denounced for aiding1 the rebellion by furnishing him and his followers with arms. Tbe rebel leader bein considered the evil genius which is encompassing the fall of Spanish arms, several at temps have been made to Basslnate aim. The first attempt was made with poison. ' A Spanish spy, who had joined the ranks ot the insurgents, ad ministered the poison, but beyond be ing made very tick for a short time Aguinaldo suffered no grave conse quences. The spy was apprehended and subsequently executed. Upon an other recent occasion a Spanish prison er made a desperate attempt to stab Aguinaldo In camp. His attempt was also unsuccessful, and when the alarm was raised he started to run, but fell riddled with bullets from the rifles of avenging rebels. Falling in his attempt to Influence the insurgents, the archbishop of Ma nila has now announced that he has re ceived a message from God, who has promised that the ''Yankee pigs" shall be driven from the island, and the Spaniards have restored to them their own. In addition, he says that the communication which he has received states that the Spanish arms will tri umph in the present con f! let with the United States. Ammg the other reports which reach here, all of which have arrived here on the British war-ship 'Linnet, which left Manila Tuesday, is one to the effect that the wife and five child ren of Captain General Augustl are among the prisoners taken by the in surgents. It is also stated that the Governor has resigned the military command, owing to the disagreements which have arisen between himself and the archbishop, who is discouraging every movement looking to the surren der of the city. Officers of the Lisnetstate that when the German steamer Kaiserin Austria entered tbe harbor of Manila she sa luted the Spanish Hag. They state that the belief prevails in Manila that there is something in the wind, with Germany as the central figure. They say that German officers have been seen walking arm in arm with Spaniards. j They are responsible for the story that while officers of the German warship Irene were lunching with Spaniards ''the former stated that there would be no annexation to the United States of the Philippines while the present Em peror reigned. It was on June 5 that Augustl called a council of war and proposed that tbe city mrrer.der The - -p opposition was too strong and it wag deoided to hold out as long as possible. It is said the Germans proposed t remove the wounded Spanish soldiers to a hospital ship under the German flag, but Admiral Dewey is reported to have replied that hitherto mediation had always been British, and it must ao remain. Fired i Powder Mill. Cincinnati, O., June 20. The finish lshlng department of the King Powder company, located at Kings Mills, in Warren county, was destroyed last night in a manner leading to tbe be lief that it was tbe work of enemies of the government. The building, in which was stored a quantity of smokeless powder, had evi dently been fired near midnight by two men, one of whom was badly burned and apparently had been dragged away from the burning building by his com panion, who then ran away in the di rection of South Lebanon. Smokeless powder In the condition It was in this department does not ex plode, like ordinary powder.' with a flash, but breaks into a bright light, and burns for some time. The great lieht attracted citizens and some o these met a stranger going toward South LebanoD. The injured man was taken into cus tody. He is apparently a foreigner, tut is so badly injured that be can scarcely talk. The powder burned was not for the government, and the money loss Is In considerable, perhaps 12,000. This company has a contract to supply the government, and this is thought to be the reason its destruction wasattempted ol too Smooth. The tracks of the UNION PACIFIC are so smooth and the cars furnished so complete that you can imagine your self in your own luxurious apartments at home. Inspect the Buffet Library and Smok ing Cars as they pass through Omaha ever? morning. Do you know that Sawyer's Soap is the very best in the market? Ask your grocer for It Insist on having it and no other. To lure t'outiiiuttloii rorover. Take Cam-srwl Cnntlv Cathartic. 10o or 2.VJ. tf C C. C lull to euro, Uruiiiimu r-t-M money.