The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, July 01, 1898, Page 4, Image 4

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JOHN C. THOMPSON, - - Editor.
W. C. KKU-EV, - " Mnr
Omaha's annual fire and police beard
squabble t bow in full bliut
The Irish do not seem to be wlunlng
an; of our Utile this year?
No patriot can afford to compromise
with popery for either oflloe or buslnea
No idad who bends the knee to either
Rome or Rosewater cao hare the tup-
port if thlt raper or ! Wend.
RomaoUm does not cre which party
Win power. It get the offloea even
when the A. P. A. wloa the election.
One of our frlenda Informs us that
General Nelson A. Miles U a member
of the First Baptist church of Boston.
G. W. Heston who has charge of the
display In the Nebratka bu'ldlng sent
in by the old soldiers informs us that
everything Is In readiness to receive
other relics, and that he would appre
ciate an early response from those hav
ing relics, who have agroed to place
them on exhibition.
General Nelson A. Miles Is all right,
lie has Issued an order that no other
flag than the stars and stripes will be
carried by United States troops. We
are glad to see such an order Issued as
It will keep the nation's enemy In the
dark as to the exact location of men
who put their allegiance to the church
above their alteglanoe to the state.
All persons who have contributed to
the fund which is to ba used ta liqui
date the indcbltness of The American
the past week have in each case re
quested that we receipt them direct
but not to mention the same in these
columns. We shall have our oflloe
open during most of the day July
Fourth to receive donations to this
fund, or now subscriptions. Can you
celebrate in any better way? Let us
hear from you.
Do not forget the cardinal claim put
forth by the church of Rome, through
its pope who claims to be equal to
God, infallible, not capable of making
a mistake when speaking ex cathedra,
from his throne in the Vatican "that
where the laws of the state conflict
with the laws of the church, the LAWS
OF TUB CHURCH are to be unhesi
tatingly obeyed." This claim is not
one promulgated dur'ng the dark ages,
but comes to the Roman Catholics in
America first-hand, and It came to them
no longer ago than Jan. 10, I8M. -To be
as mild and to use as inoffensive an ex
pression as possible to convey our real
meaning we say all Roman Catholics
who subscribe to and accept that as
binding under penalty of eternal dam
nation and what Roman Cat hollo does
not so accept it? are dastardly trait
ors. This is the very evil which that
grand old patriot, General Grant, fore
saw and against which he warned the
American people. Ills warning can be
found In Volume 1, page 213, of "Per
sonal Memoirs of U. S. Grant," edition
of 1885.
Eve.y Roman Catholic has sworn to
accept and obey the canons and tradi
tions of his church One of the laws of
the church Is that no oath is binding
unless taken with the Intention of being
bour d by it, and the Roman Catholic
or his spiritual adviser never the state
is the sole judge as to whether the
intention was present at the time he
assumed the oath. How many Roman
Catholics do you suppose have taken the
oath of allegiance to this country with
out that very necessary and vital in
tention? And how many of their chil
dren and of their children's children
have been taught through the confes
sional that their father or their grand
father remained an alien a true tem
poral subject of the pope because he
did not have tbe intention when he as
sumed to take the oeth of allegiance,
therefore, as he never renounced his
allegiance to the pope they, being the
children of an alien, became, under a
fair construction of the law, subjects of
the prince or potentate he pretended to
renounce? : . i
Tfce aipo ntnseat f Martin Wal'e i
chief of the O tuba'i w )u"J He
dt'nwcctd by vory e f n-ip-ct'n cl
U-n. Them -e plenty of Pro'etants
who a-e r !dent of'a wbo are
capable cf fl'ila that potlton, and the
0 board of fire and poll commV
loners will mult a rront uo; ardouaKe
b'under if It ai pole's the boon com
panion of such a drunceo and disrepu
table character a Joun A. Crelghton,
Count tf the Holy Roman Cat hi He
church. If the new bord wants the
tupport of the best ci'Jxens not the
rich men who are deacon in the n'jm
e ous cturcher, who rent beusei for im
moral purposes, or are financially Inter
ested in other pursuit equally as dis
reputable they will rut appoint Ed
ward Rosewater's tool as chief of police.
It has oot been forgotten that this man
White has been openly anJ publicly ac
cused ty businessmen of some very ae
rlous tf not criminal acts; that ha was
the willing tool In Rosewater's band
wbocaustdtbe wholeale discharge of
Protestant police officers whom Roy
and the Roman church bad marked for
the slaughter. The people of this city
have not forgotten those thlrgt, neith
er have they forgotten that when Rose-
water, through his Bee and through
the columns of every paper which pub
lished the lying reports telegraphed
broadcast over this land by another of
his tools, libeled this city, Injuring it
financially and otherwise, It was this
same Martin White who barricaded
the city ball to prevent men legally ap
pointed and qualified as officers to enter
upon and discharge the duties of their
respective offices. It was this same
Martin White who filled and surround
ed the city Jill with as disreputable
aad drunken a gang of low down Irish
Roman Catholics as were ever congre
gated outside of a penitentiary for the
purpose of preventing other men from
entering upon and performing the du
ties of the offices to which they bad
been duly and legally appointed.
The new board of fire and police com
missioners should not forget that the
people of this city have not only once
but many times repudiated Mr. Rose-
water. They will not take kindly to
anything that has the Rose water label
on it. Martin White has that label.
His appointment to the office of chief
of police would alienate more support
than It cou'd possibly bring to the
board. The American element in this
community do not deserve such an in
sult. It was their bold and fearless
ttand in favor of purer political meth
ods that drove the Irish Roman Cath
olics from power and made the Repub
lican the majority party in this county.
It would be the acme of ingratitude to
take the tool of the greatest foe of pur'
ity, morality, and good goverament to
take the running mate, the boon com
panloo, of John A. Crelghton, the
backbone, the llfeblood, of the Roman
Irish wing of the Democratic party-
arid make him chief of police.
We have no preferred candidate, nor
have the people a preferred candidate
for chief of police, but we and they will
enter a most earnest protest If the board
bows to the will and does the bidding
of Rosewater by appointing Martin
White to the office Into which Rose
water has been trying to re-install him
ever since public sentiment drove him
from the position three years ago.
Besides all this the board should not
forget that this country is at war with
a Roman Catholio nation, and that the
general public will condemn the plac
lng of a man of that religious belief at
the head of the peace officers in this
city. They should remember that no
Roman Catholic can be depended upon
when the Interests of the church come
In conflict with the Interests of the state.
These interests are conflicting today.
No friend or religious-relative of the
enemy should hold an office of trust or
profit in this country while it is at war
ith the church of Rome. The board
should remember John Rush's cele
brated declaration, "we are Roman
Catholics first and citizens afterward."
The board should remember that the
Roman church teaches that its members
can, without sin, deny their religion if
an avowal of it would cause them a loss
of temporal blessings, or If tuch denial
would advance the interests of the
Go slow, gentlemen. The people are
watching you.
Do you look over the advertisements
In this paper?
Not !oce the etaV,!ameot of The
American have we appealed publicly
to the friend of the American move
ment an! particularly to the friends t f
this pter, for their financial support,
but today we make an earnest appeal to
a 1 true, loyal and patriotic Americans
fur immediate financial assistance with
which to keep The American alive.
We believe we are doing God's work
and la H s nam we come to you asking
your assistance. It Is humiliating to
have to publUh bnadcast that we are
so beset by our creditors that we must
have your assistance at once or be cam-
pelled to go into court to prevent the
destruction of the most outspoken and
fearless paper west of New York. We
have thousands of dollars outstanding
which we are unable to collect, yet our
creditors are insisting on our paying
them what we owe There Is, there
fore, friend and brothers, no alterna
tive; we must have your help or spend
time in law courts which should be put
Into the work we are engaged in. Our
appeal Is to you. Can we have your
help. If so please send your mite by
return mall. Our indebtedness is only
82,600 but as we have been defrauded
right and left, by alleged patriots, we
come to you who are true blue and ask
you to help make up the sum which is
so necessary to make The American a
complete success. Will you aid us at
this time, or shall this contest against
Romanism be prosecuted In a weak,
ha'if heai t jd manner? One of our good
friends has already offered to put In 110
toward liquidating the Indebtedness of
The American. What will you give
Can't you help us wipe out that debt
by July 4th? Now, all together.
We have given seven years of
our life to this work without hope or
expectation of reward and are willing
to give seven, aye fifty years more if
you will for this onca go down into
your pocket and help put The Amer
ICan out of the reach of the men who
can cripple if they cannot kill it. The
first subscriber to this fund is the man
who suggested this appeal, in his an
swer to a personal application we had
made to him for assistance. If you can
not send us 1100 eend us what you can,
but please send us something. We
need it now; we need It greatly.
All donations will be acknowledged
through the columns of The Ameri
CAN unless donors request otherwise
Address all letters to The American
1615 Howard Street, Omaha, Neb,
Israel Frank is dead. He committed
suicide last Saturday night in River
view park. This act did not surprise
his friends, as he had been despondent
for some time because of his Inability
to obtain work. We have It from a
most reliable source that Mr. Frank
had repeatedly said that he could not
secure or hold a job he had secured be
cause of the hounding of Rosewater,
Crelghton and Frank E. Moores. We
do not know how much the men named
have had to do with the efforts that
were made to keep Mr. Frank out ef
employment and which have made it
absolutely impossible for him to earn a
living for himself anil his family, but
this is certain, Mr. Frank, who was at
one time a prominent Second ward,
antl-Rosewater and anti-Roman Re
publican worker, was satisfied that the
Editor of Bee, the Count of the Roman
Catholic church and the Mayor of the
city of Omaha had entered Into a con
splracy to keep him out of employment
and that they used their great influence
to crush him and run him out of the
city. You may sav, "oh, they would
not do that." We say Mr. Frank said
they did; that the mayor drove him
from his last position, and because of
this persecution he took his own life
The American has never defended
Mr. Frank against any charges laid at
his door, but it cannot let his death
pass unnoticed. To do 60 would be to
say to the trio whom he accused of
driving him to his death, you have suc
ceeded in ridding yourselves of one
opponent without rousing suspicion be
cause of your jesuitical methods; per
haps others may be disposed of in the
same way. Bat tuch might cot be the!
result in other cw. We have heard
mea say that Mjch p-rtecut!oni as that
comp'a'oed of by Frank would result In
the other fellow death, not in their
ulclde. It might bj well for them to
accept this a a disinterested warning.
Toe Americas people will cot quietly
witness the goading if political oppon-
e U t tLe point where they will tske
their own live. They would rather
acquit the a Uerab'e wretches who de
fend their loved ones with their lives.
Rim.orsa to what the supreme court
of Nebraska will do In a given case us
ually prove true. Tkere Is a rumor
cow afloat that when the Broatct-
Moore case comes up before that ccurt
the court will reverse Itself, grant
Moores a jury trial and set aside the
finding of the referee, which branded
the major as a defaulter or embezzler
of public funds. Watch -the proceed
ings and ace if this rumor does not
prove true.
It was announced from the pulpit of
the First Methodist church last San
dsy night that there would be a re-ligio-polltical
meeting there the fcl-
lowing Sunday night, aad that Mayor
Moores would Introduce those taking
part in the meeting and sing some
patriotic song). When a congrega
tion places a character like Frank E.
Moores la charge of Its meeting, it
shows a ltck of moral worth. ' Method
ism is not helped by such conduct.
With nine-tenths of the pitrons of
the post office at Birch Tree, Mo ,
Protestants, the President, at Kerens'
request, has appointed a Roman as
postmaster. Wasn't there a Protestant
who could do the work in that office?
Don't forget this fact, Roman Catho
lics who are loyal to the government
under which they live are not loyal to
it because of the teaching of their
church, but in spite of its teachings.
While Watson's flset is over In
European waters it might, after re
ducing the fortifications of Cadiz and
Barceloca in Spain it might go around
and learn Austria a lesson.
Austria has sent a steamer with 500
torpedoes to the Philippines. They
are for the use of the Spanish fleet that
is now on Its way to the Philippines,
via the Suez canal.
Out of town Americans when visiting
Omaha can save money and get a pleas
ant room by applying at this office.
Room can be secured in advance by de
posit of $1.
The American should be on every
newsdealers caunter. Will you and
your friends see to it In your city? Keep
asking for this paper.
Henry F. Bowers, Clinton, la., Is the
bead of the A. P. A. in this country.
Write him about your council and ask
him for information.
Population of Manila.
It Is difficult to make even an aporox
lmate estimate today of the numerical
population of Manl'a, but It probably
consists of from 270,000 to 300,000 souls.
The largest proportion of these, except
ing the natives themselves, is composed
of Chinese and so-called Chinese na
tives, exceeding even that of the Span
lards. There is a large colony of Ger
mans and Swiss, who, according to ru
mor, are mainly responsible for the
present and recent uprisings, and also
a handful of Scotch-Englishmen; not
too small a handful, however, to main
tain an "English Club" In the suburbs
and a "Tiffin Club" down-town. The
saying goes in the Far East that if an
Englishman, a Spaniard and an Amer
lean were to be left upon a desert is
land, the first would organize a club,
the second build a church, and the
third start a newspaper. Frank Les
lie's Popular Monthly.
An Essay by Chase Roys, throwing a
blaze of light on American history
shows that the Jesuits were the cause
of all the colonial wars, Indian an
French massacres of those times and
many startling facts not generally
In pamphlet form Price 10 Cents.
Address: CHASE ROYS,
Washington, D. C.
Every dollar la Rome's possession
is stamped with fraud.
Da-las, Georgia, May 27lh. 16 On
May 23rd U'li Gen'l Shera-an withtl
whole com mac d had cut loore from tie
railroad and a'l transportation bad
totedoce Ky wagon The train an
talned over 00 six mule ttfcm. On
May 25th we struck Geo. Johcstcn's
army and a running fight was kept up
all day. I den't with to be understood
the enemy were on the run all the time
for a part of the time it was give and
take, when Johnston would get a good
elevation in cur front and plant a
ccuple of batteries and make it quite
interesting for up, for an hour or two,
until Gen. Hooker would be sent to
flank the enemy, when they would get
out a few miles where the same tactics
would be repeated until near dark,
when hostilities ceased, and the field
officer of the day was ordered to form
the picket line for the night. What
was his surprise to find the enemy plac
ing their plckaU on the same ridge
from the opposite direction. It being
nearly dark and la the timber one could
not see the other until the two picket
total's were less than one hundred
yaidi apart. The Johnnies saw our
boys first and fired about twenty shots.
I was close behind the officer of the
day, a I bad an order for him from the
division Commander. We were so
close to the firing that I could ecarcely
see the officer for a few seconds becauee
of the cloud of smoke. The first thing
that crossed my mind was, "poor fel
low, you will never read this order,"
but I was agreeably surprised to hear
his shrill voice, before the smoke
cleared away, giving the order, "Right
about, doub'e quick; march!" which
was done with a wi.l until another
ridge was reached, then he placed bis
pickets for the night. When I gave
him the order I said, "Colonel, I
thought it was all up with you when
that volley came." His reply was,
"they were rattled and fired too high."
That night Gen. Johnston entrenched
his whole line, and Gen. Sherman did
likewise, as he did net care to sacrifice
his men.
The next two or three days were oc
cupied b reconnailering and strength
ening our works. The two lines were
not over a mile apart, if I remember
aright, and we had very good tempor
ary works.
On the evening of May 28th, while
the "Rebs" were on dress parade, we
heard great cheering In their llnes,and
our Impression was there had been a
rebel victory on the Potomac and they
were rejoicing over the news. That
night we could hear their band playing
such airs as "Bonny Blue Flag," and
"Down in Dixie," and when they would
reft our band would play "Hail Colum
bia" and ' Star Spangled Banner."
That was kept up till "taps," to the
amusement of many thousands, both
Yanks and Johnnies.
Next day, about two or three o'clock,
they commenced to file out of their
works and to form three or four lines
deep and marched toward our works,
and when about two hundred yards
from our line they gave that consump
tive yell which every old soldier is fa
miliar with. Our whole line got notice
of their coming in time and were in
our works waiting for the fun, for that
was what the boys called it; as that
was the first chance our own mea had
to fight from behind our own works,
since the war began. Some of the ex
pressions which were beard while
those poor fellows were getting near
enough to be slaughtered, for that was
what it proved to be, were: "Ob,
whatapudden!" "What a plc-nlcl"
" Alntyou glad you enlisted? "
Just at this time Gen. Logan came
along the line, hat in one band and
reins in the other. He said, " we have
them today where we never had them
before; don't get excited, but hold your
fire until they commence the rise of
the hill, then give them the best you
have got, and they will think hell's
broke loose." It seemed but a few
seconds before we got the order to fire.
as they bad commenced the rite of the
hill. I had seen a great number of
men killed and wounded on a number
of battle fields, but I never saw so
many killed and wounded in so short a
time. I don't think a man got within
twenty-five yards of our works. Our
division, If I recollect aright, was
about 7,000 strong including two field
batteries, companies A and B, Chicago
light artillery. Four six pounders and
two twelve pound howitzer composed
each battery.
Our embrasures for the bsferles
were made so a to use the guns right
or left oblique. With thote twelve
p'eces using double canister and all the
in'antry behind our own works at close
range one can imagine the destruc
tion done there in a short time. I don't
think the enemy fired but one round,
for before they had time lo reload it
seemed to me that one fourth of theii
number were killed or wounded. The
remainder broke in confusion for their
own works. When the bugle sounded
"cease firing" It was all the officer
could do to keep the boys from follow-
lng up the retrea', as it was, quite a
number got over the works in the ex
citement; my partner and I among the
number, and as we were returning to
our works through the deaa ana
wounded a confederate Lieutenant,
wounded and laying on his side; hailed
me to know what command they had
attacked. Whtnmypard and I gave
him the names of tae regiments and
the two batteries; he asked what divis
ion was on our left I told him Gen. Aus
tcrhous, known as the " Flying Djtch
man." He paused a while and said,
" Are you boys telling the truth? " I
telt vexed at his remark and aald,
' why. Lieutenant, haven't you got
enough of It?" "Oh, no, boys; not
that, not that! but man's damnable In
humanity to man." Then, overcome
with anger and grief, the tears rolled
down his sunburned cheeks. One
would have thought he had lost his
last friend on earth. In his mental
anguish he forgot his wound! My pard
and I, still In the dark as to his actions,
for It was nothing unusual to see dead
and wounded after a battle and as he,
like ourselves, had been in active ser
vice more than two years we knew the
present sight was nothing to him.
When he became more calm we got
the key to the situation. He told us
that the night before on dress parade,
in the presence of Gen. Hood, Gan.
Hardee and Gen. Johnston this was
read: " In our front is an army of raw
recruits and conscripts, aad few if any
of them were ever under fire. With a
determined dash on their works, by a
body of veterans such as you all are,
who have smelled power on a dozjn
hard fought fields of battle, they will
be put to flight and that mammoth
wagon train and all the camp equipage,
besides thousands of prisoners, will be '
He said the poor deluded fellows be
lieved It all and sent up a yell that
made the woods ring for miles. "And
this is the result of that damnable de
lusion read at dress parade last night."
That explained the cheering our boys
heard and thought they were rejoicing
over the nes of a confederate victory
on the Potomac.
The Lieutenant said he did not think
there was a hell to 3 hot for a general
that would permit an order of that kind
to be read to his men, when he knew
It was a lie, evtry word of it, and when
he knew the attempt to enforce that
order would be nothing short of whole
sale murder. Bat when men become
desperate they will resort to desperate
means, and take great chances, as they
did in this instance.
The Lieutenant asked one of our offi
cers the favor of being taken to our
field hospital, and gave as his reason,
"he never wanted to report for duty
again where such inhuman wretches
for officers held command."
His request was granted, and the
last I saw of him four negroes were
carrying him on a stretcher to our
field hospital, a mile or more to the
During this interval, which was not
more than twenty minutes, the John
nies had commenced to gather up their
dead and wounded, but had neglected
to display the flag of truce, which is
customary on all occasions of that
kind. About that time Gen. Logan
made his appearance a second time,
and gave orders to fire on any one that
came in range, until they displayed
the white flag. He said "that is
all our game and I don't propose to
have It stelen from us. " A few stray
shots along the line soon produced the
white flag. After that they went on
collecting their dead and wounded
without further molestation.
The next night the enemy evacuated
the field, minus several hundred of
the very best soldiers the South
had in her army. Gen. Sherman
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