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American Catholic Tribune (Newspaper) - February 13, 1892, Cincinnati, Ohio A erican ai* VOL VI. •f Bmítmmr*, M., tfe» «Mt B««. Are«iMfUi<nHi «i Otamatti, «aá mOatfMpaiii, Om St. Rua. tUMMopt of OmrlsilDa, Ootaaitas, íf.. flBoiiaiwrtl, Vo.,    Ini..    sai    TOatngtoi,    M. CINCINNATI S.VTURDÁY. FEBRUARV 13 18Í-2 NO 50 St. A iiST'i'^t iiieV Wasb iii>?ton The Rav. Father Telten In Weeh-ingtan-weetinae of the Cen-^re^etlen-Committee visit the CerdtnsI ene ere Creti-* fled with their Interview. [/-Vwm    Churrh \ar¿ } The Rev. Father Tollo» arrived in We^hington Friday» ibe 22d init , attil j»reached a fioe eeiraoe ie ikit chtirch last Senday. Th • w-onder in v^bich Father 'r«'Uoi i* received at loe V . ri s place* he vigila v oí Au*« • rdinary inlere«»l, as il aid« iti *iving the questiv^n “doibecolort d |>^plo wani colored priests?’' Ai a ifSiinarj has h .♦ s foaod te train c >!í>re^í for the prieatbood, the qu-s l’-»n a an inap^jrtaet oae. h ather 'I' jltoo wa^ reeeiveJ here movi cor-riia’.Iy and heartily. The<hurch vrat cr -wde.l to its utiiioet capacity whew i>e he Hi iaied, and the sick whom i;e rinied were del ghlc t to nee him. 1*1 NVw York he preached at he Y ii irch o* Bened cl the aioor, wiii< h could not hold all who desired l ■ ii»**r. him. I'h^e facta lend to ‘*U"W that .St. Joseph’s Seminary »a d ow'4 a g and work, and the prieita l-' i>e trained there will receive a moiit hearty welcoose from those ansuDi; wiiow they are to labor. Kaih r ToUod in i uw pat or of Sl-M ■jDÍc*‘e Cli ureh, Chicago. t oiigTespiiion at preseat wonkip ie ’be lower chapel of 5*1. Mary’s 1 hiirch. A lot haa been secured on which to beiid a c urch. Father Tollón doea not kuow when he will be able t . undertake lhi« work. He lelt Washington laal Wednesday 1..0m ng l<»r Lhicago. 1^-t c^uoday evening a very U'sre met- I' g ut the congregatioa was held io 8t. Aurastines Church hall, ead a commit ee waa appointed to |*etitioo. HU Eminence Cardinal "fiibbons to allow the congregation t . have their own pa*<tor. and ad »w him to reside in lii«* piil4>raJ residence. l)n We-lues* day r.i lit an adjourne^l meeting wa-* > t‘?d. Tile committee reported that l icir inteiview with Hi» Eminence vras liignly satfactory. It wa» stated that Hi'« Eminence iuf«irnied the committee that the parish would not be di-'lurbed. They >hould re* lain their <>wn |.4-i.»r an.l pastoral resideiuc. Tb* .*mmitl»-e tiirtiier r**jM«rt d that ilie Cardinal, as an evi v4e:i! e '>f bis i .1 re*<t in the welfare f>' th- parish, announced that he would visit >t. A igustine - and pr* ach on liie fir-lriundsy •»: ^arch. t:ireat delight wa*< niauitested at the lep 'rtof the coruiuittee. and the o *n .greiist'on is highly jiha^edat the de tcrruination o the A*ar»1inal, wh i h is v\er UtKen such deep interest in the spiriiu il and material advancement Tjf tile . oh,red peop't . Hi- presence here on liie occasit*n of the meeting o?' t ,e tir-t e-dorcd Catholic c >ngre*»s, Ü’! 1 tilt* k nd words he then uttereii Ijavc h -eii n m* iiiWre i with grati-t ole ^I'ot'fc ha- h^'cli a little m’S* tinders a* ding amiocj , .me of the Tongre*.!;alion an«l utiici'. relative to the - luation at .'■'T Auguuinc's. Tlie <.Ur ha* had nothing whatever 1., do with the dcpa'ture of the .J*»s-frphite Fat'ner- fn.ra the church. Hi* t.flicially notifies! some ^ me a^o by the provincia! that the Fat I er- Would lie withdrawn and he was I oiniKlleti io*iupply their place*. d'n. fai U resar ling Father Waleh’s re-.iiiiation of the pastorate are liie-e:    Fourtee    1 ni'Uilh* ago. on ac- c UTii OÍ delc.ite health, he was nhiioed t I band hi- resiirnation to the Proviu. ial. I^ier he urged the IVovincial to rdieve him. Tbis t;oul 1 not be done tor waM of available priests. For fourU en raon hs F.ither Wal.-h has been kept at St. AuguslineU against his will. He has bad no part in the movement to keep him here. He could not possiply Remain, even it appointed. \VhiI-t he ha- the deepest interest in the congregation he hi? labored for during eleven years, hi* physician has informed hm that it is absolutely necessary for him to retire into the *countxv and to find a home in high, bracing atmosphere, At the meeti 4ng of the congregation a resolution wai pawed by a ri ing vote asking for his reientb^n, and three delegations viaited his Eminence for that purpo-e. We have, therefore, made the explanation to show why he will not remain. His friends are aware T.f his delicate hfalth, and it is be-lieve^i that a change of climate will prolong bis life for »ome years of tiseful labor in the holy priesih<x>d. .Several mUuk*»» have recently been publi-hel relative to St. Au-gUiline’s parUh, The new pastoral re-idcnce cost |l0,OóO, and not 11, as .--latcd. The lot on whicli the lious»- -lands was not purcba.sed two ^€'íl^s ago, but W3» a part of the r.ntrinal purchase made by F.atber li irutti. The hc ¡-c is virtually paid 1.»r. The m-'iii y was raised as f.    The    Cardinal contributed 3_.' ‘Ml, Father Walsli, furnished with wriiteD authorization by the CarUi- I. tl, c illecied $6,000, in St. Matt-b‘ w - parish alone. The members '.f the congregati«»n raised $2,(Kfó, iiirl 11 ling the prureeds of a fair. Father Wal-h b;is never rented pews to white |ieople. When he came here there w’ere three white pew-holders, and he permittej two of •hem to retain their pews. The 500 converts were ni*t instructed and ! iiaptized by Father Walsh alone, but in this wnrk he was aided by h s tw’o , zealoii as isiant-. Not only Father Walsh, but his a^i-tmts have refused to dine with white people or visit them Sol idly. They have spent evenings teaching the catechism to converts The letter signed “Montanu*,” ia a recent issue of the Mirvfjr^ pained Father Walsh beyond measure, as I either he qpr his assistants has baptised,married, or administered the last i*acranients to any but • heir own people. The annual number of baptisms is about tw-» hundred sal twenty, siaty of which, ^re c n-vert**; the á» n    nun ber of F’irst CooiBsun on? *» ** ».♦ one hudrcd; ■isrrisgrs a t    *t sixty; confirmative '    -s. over two hsadred    '    -    :    Church    is sirictly ■*    ...    .irch,    but    of course the doors cannot be locked dsring the servic'd aga’nst any one who wishes to enter.Oitr C’aitholie Young Men. Full text of a paper, read at the C’ongresa in Philadelphia. Jan, 7th., 1H92, by Dan. A.JRtroi». As the years roll away, new ele-naents are brought to the surface of evcuta by th© woirl-gig of time. This last decaide of the lilth^century has cast up">n the surface of the sea of evenu, an element peculiar in its nature, ■•iro g in its possibilities for the weal or woe of the narion, the Catholi- Young Colored Men of America. We have or should have at leaat 10,000 of the-e brawny brainy aona of the race, who should be devoted Catbolics, zealo’s in their work for God and human tv, standing boldly upb fore all manWnd, and ^how¡ng* by their example, the malchles.H benefiu of being good and devoted Christians. It is unfortunate b wever, that our Catholic ^'oung* not always found in front ranks, battling for themselves and the Church. Whatever raav be a man’s calling in life, he must l>e educated, fur whether a man is to be a porter or a pre-ideiit, he can do his work much { etter when he understands how to go about it. We have a large num-I er of efiuc'ateii young men, who are Catholi ?, more in name than in action, anil there are many reasons for ihi-. One of the chief of which is, that our Catholic boys, at the age of twelve, mus’ leave the Catholic achooU, and daving lo>t tlie henefitu of Catholic education during th < formative period, ihej' become lukewarm or drift away from the safe guidance of the Church, so that when they reaeh manbo d they are largely found cDewhere than they should be. Whatever may be the cause of tki s. it is a -a 1 thing to us, and a great 1 -s of z-alous and earnest work for the Church at that period of life, when men should do the »io-t go*nl. How' to hold theyimng men during tne time of the r education and afterwsnls will of itself fsom a topic that would require more than I would be allowed in this paper. A *ugirestion or two, on this subject, would I hope not out of place. iiold them during the formative jkíiíimI from 12 to 21, Catholic sliMüld be open for their in every community where there numbers would warrant il, and after lliis time some sort of a .Society benevolent and mi itary should be formed to oñset the numerous societies else than Catholic, that are dangerous to faith and serve but to lead our young men in wrong path*. What magnti* cicnt soldiers they make. How fond are almost all young men of trappings and paraphaualis, the drill and excitement that belong to uniformed societes. How noble the bearing of a man whose ea ly life has been devoted to exercises in the tactics of the sddier. These exer* ci-ies are not only attractive and interesting, but they are of positive benenefit to those who engage in them. By these men iearn to walk erect, to move with precision and elegance, and to require a demeanor and self-reliance not to be gained otherwise. The eveaiags of drill are always looked forward W with deep, eat interest. The friendly rivalry that exists, keeps the mind from baser things and develop traits of chart acter that make men ^tter and no-bler. Hundreds of young Colored men, graduate from the various schools throughout the nation and enter a profession therefrom. How many of these are Catholic cannot be to'd, for there are few of them who graduate from higher Catholic sbools. I have not often excuses for young men, who know what their duty is to the Courch. I am simply stating facts that we may find a remedy for the unfortunate condition. There is so reason why we should not have hundreils of Loftons, of Flastons, of McGhee?, of Tolton? and of Uncles all over this broad land of ours. Well educated men are better in the trades, although many trades are closed us. The tradesmen of a race have much to do with its development. For this reason our young men should be encouraged to learn some trade suitable to his strenrth, his condition and his locaU ity, if or not he wanted to follow in 1 after life. When we have molders and carpenter»*, t»r cklayers mechan ICS and skilled artisans in every branch of human industry, all edii. cited men, hen indeed we have made some advan ‘es. An organized effort should be made to induce the Trades Uni li in the I’nited States to mak* their laws conform to the .spirit and genius of the Declaration of Independence and to the Constitution of the Unit, ed States. It is less than pair otic to say the least of one class of citi, zens to undertake to dra v lines against ano her clas^ of citizens in a common country. It warps the soul, dwarfs the achievments of our ratio al manhood, renders the govern -r ent insecure and is in itself perilous. You will pardon me if I descant a moment longer upon this particular p*^ ase of the subject. In many parte of the United States, the different branches of trade are organized, and on© of the lawi found in their codes, discriminates against a ^ class of people, who form at least one-sixth of the working population of the t real Repsblic. In all of their htlls and meeting pla es you will find u furled our glorious banner, the Stars and Stripes. What a travei-ty on justice to stand beneath the folds of the A % erican Flag claiming its protection, seeking its be ctits and demaxdii g that it be honored, when the very laws that are rea i beneath its beauty make the shining stars that decorate it, b'ush with shame. That Trades Usion, of whatever nature that has upon ¡W books, a law forbidding the acceptanc# of m n be au-e of their complexion, is a menauce to Americ-n civilization and should be frowned upon and stamjK*d upon until the prejudice is crusbtd out of it. Still another thing deserves mention here. There are many parts of our counlrr in which exists a system, of wh?t is known as Prison L ase Labor. Hundreds of our young men are gathered in for minor offenses, sentenced to prison for long term of year.-», they are at last turned loo.-e upo/i the community brande 1 crimiiims and having lost their m*nhood they form an eating cancer that is gnawing at the vitals of the nation and unless the dangerous growth is torn put, root and branches, we will sooner or later suffer for i . If you want any eviJence on this point, take the happenings in the .•Ntate of Tennessc in the Ust few mf*nihs. Bcine joint effort should l>e made by people throughout the Country to iiidiice the States where these things exist to change the con-liitions tliat iiiucli of the manhood of tlie State might he saved to a higher and noble purpose. What better work then for our Catholic ^'oung Men, than that they eng.age to arouse a sentiment against the Prison Lease Labor System, cuvogue in many par s of the coiintry. Tliere is another liang-r even greater than this. It is that th© prsoiiers, whose labor is farmed out for a mere pittance come in direct contact with Free I.abor and nece.s* sarily reduce the price thereof. It is therefore well woith while for every working man in the nation to také a hand in this for the hetterment ot his own wages and the dignity of labor. You will ask me for a method of proceeiiure in the carrying out of the suggestions. I wouhl tell 3’ou, live close up to yo«r religion, ' that your own mind and head might be free from contamination with the things that surround you. Teen indeed would the interest of the Cath* olics of the nation be aroused in behalf of our young men, for in the language of Louis Hayden, the grand old Bostonian Patriot, whose re* mains lie moldering in tha clay of M ass^chusctts, along side of Web* ste'-. Sumner, Phillips, Boyle, OTieil* ly, who ©aid to me but a few days before he died, that if every C lored man in the United States would wake up the next day and find him^ self a good, sincere and consistant Catholic then indeed would more than half the troubles and ills that he bears have passed away. One of the first ideas I had in mind when seeking to organize these Congresses, was that our Catholic young men should stand up for the faith that is in them. In my section of the country it was for a long time an exoeed-ingly unpopular thing for a Colored man to say that be was a Catholic, and it is even so today in some places. Public schools are closed against our Colored Catholic teachers almost as with a wall of adamant. I am glad to say however, that these conditions are rapidly changing and if the Con* gresses thiis far held by the race have accompli hed no other good, these results alone would fully repay for the meeting» held. AVe have to combat the idea that a good Catholic is not a good citizen, in that people are misinformed on this subject but otherwise intelligent people are exceedingly perverse and willfully blind on tbis particular topic. Get close togather young men, fling personal ambition to the wrinds, work for the general good and all will be well. In conclusion I trust the Congress will act determinedly upon any suggestion of value I may have made in this paper.FROM PRIEST TO INFIDEL. Fathsr Young Answers ingersoirs Uttsrsnoesatthe Unitarian Club Dinner. RII^CiNC WORDS FROM A I    PAULIST He Hdids the Mirrror Up to the Colonel In a Caustic Way- HE CAN SEE HIMSELF AS OTH-I ER8 SEE HIM. •‘Thoee Who Have Nave Suffered tf^e Most Are the Greatest, Noblest Men and Women.** Rev. Father Young, the great Paulist philosopher, recently wrote in the following vein t> the New York Telegram: I have read your report of Mr. In* f^rsoll’s speech a: the dinner of the Jnitarian Club. He has    us in it his theory or “idea*’ of religion, past, present, and, as he hopes to come. He has also told us what is his idea of the universal prevaleaee of religion of one kind or another in the world. He has pictured for us [ his idea again of the rise, progress and fall of the notion ot God; how th» re came to be many gods, and how civilization and the diffusion of human knowledge has reduced the uumber to one; and, strangely enough, in flat contradiction to. hie high opinion of civilization and book learning, this one God is a thousand times worse than all the rest put together. So, as he i« q it© sure that man fasioned f r himself the best god he could to suit the tim^ and his own cravings—rhis. ‘'wanti^” as Mr. Ingersoll puts it-^bé álso' fasH* ioned the God of modero civdization wh ch proves that our civilization wants a very god indeed. If that be* true, then our boasted civilization, in fashioning the worst of all the god?, is the worst of all civilizations that ever existe i. Brother Ingersol may not be a very good logician—1 do not think he pretends to be, judging from his utterances— but, at least, he ought to know enough to see that the conclusion ot my 8yllogi*m is just and not to be overturned by any rhetoi ic. It seem* also that, since, “in every direction and in all departments has been getting more and more* information,” they bave begun to discover a curious and absurd fact viz. that this one God, real or imaginary, is responsible ’or all the t»oii-bles ofthe world. Mr. IngersolTs own incliulefl. He was good enough to unburden his mind on this oc *a»-sion, and ow n up that even he had his troubles. He owned to having a good many, loo. The greatest and most poignant of all hi? troubles, apparently, was that, if it should happen, he wás mistake i in his “idea” how the notion of God came into men’s heads, and that, in believing in one God, they have hit on the truth—how in the name of common sense can He be a monster, as in Mr. Ingersoll’s opinion He must be? <;OI> AS INCBRSOLL SEES HIM. If (io»l exists. He ought to be good an<l just and loving. If a man must believe in a good o»'e; bat it seems man just <lelights in believing in a God who is a cruel monster. One thing, sure, if He exists, there is a count agaiast His being anything gooii or just that is credited to Him. He has made a world that is full of pain , sorrow, crime, ignorance, sickness and death. He can go on living up in heaven, perfectly happy himself, able to stop all this misery, and won’t do it. How can such a being be happy? How can lie be wi«e? How can He be ^ood? Mr Ingersoll knows what is impossible. He is evidently deeply troubled that everybody else doesn’t know that, too. This God looks down and sees a “Niagra of blool” going on; whole nations slaughtering one another; but He himself is mighty oareful to keep clear of being shot and killed in tne fray. Isn’t that the style of this “honest” critic of the Maker and Lord of the Universe? But let us be fair and give him due credit for the honesty he professes, although I would like to remind him that true gentlemeu never go ab>ut assuring people that they are such. If he thought there was a God he certainly ^would not venture to ruthlessly blaspheme Him by such horribly irrevent ridicule, nor causelessly wound the feeling of those who do believe in Him. I bave heard that he is(*ne of the kindest-hearted of men. No, His idea must be correct. Go»i is only an ira» maginary bogie. There is no God upon whom to throw all the responsi-bility for the world’s crimes and miseries, etc. COMPARED TO A SURQEOii. Then why does he say anything about it? Because he, ^(Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll) has a a great mission to fulfil. He has to perform a dreadful surgical operation pu mankind. He has to cut out a can» cerous growth from men’s minds— the belief in God, and, like a good surgeon, he doesn’t go mincing about, but cuts quick and outs deep, saving, with the surgeon, “I wouldn’t hurt you, ray dear, for the world, but I mual cut. In her great love for humanity, suffering from the eatcer aforesaid, he wants to bring home to us the other alter»»^«ive. . There is a Niagra floods of blood and sórrows, etc And you, my brother < men, are re ei opsible for all of it, and are as unjust as you are foolish tobe throwing the responsibility upon God, angel, devil, anybody but your own etup-ii, ignorant, uncommonNischooled selves Th© quicker you come to a deep sense of this responsibilitv, and quit trying to pitch the damnable load upward toward heaven to a God who isn’t there, the belter for yourselves. The higher you throw it up the heaviVr it will fall back upon yonr own heads, Now if I didn^t think Mr. Ingersoll, reading thus far, would 81 rely say, “Father Young is fair, and interprets my thought to a dot,” I’d like to stop ris^ht here. HIS “word of HONOR.* It is plainly his opinion, as he says that the world can very well get along without any such an immagin-ary Goi. He is quite sure he can. He gives his “word of honor” that he doesn’t see what God can do for him or he ‘or God.” Which show* he is ready to take his own share of the responsibility. ‘íBut, oh! my dear beloved Unit«»rian bre bren, you who have done so much by your superior Boston intelligence to show man in general a"*d particularly tha American man—the biggest man in creation—what a fool he is to believe in any snch a being; even you cannot but own that is a weary wprld and full of wrong, ko d apera» tÍTcly unlively, to vey ignorant and superatjtious, that even myadf, ^ojpnel Robert G, Ingersoll, iomci times wishT bad never been, but to’"travel* over the blood-stained path way or the only life it has ;to offer. “It is too bad that such a superior being as I am, should- not have been allowed to travel in the sun or Jupi» ter or in some much more worthy planet. A^'ou »ee how little even I can know here. In a placa more fitted to my great capaeiti<*s a fellow like me might have had ,a better show. This world liasn’t done me justice—because it can’t. It isn’t b g enough.” HOLDING UP THE mIRROR. Now, if I thought my other readers would condemn me as caricaturing Mr. Ingersoll undeservedly I would take it all back, beg his pardon and shut up. Somehow I can. not resist the opportunity of lotting him “see h >w it sounds,'’ and of holding up to his face just enough of a mirror for h'm to “see himself as others see him,” hoping “it may from many a blunder free him, an’ foolish iioiioa. ’ But let him proceed:— Brother Uritarians there is too much ignorance in this world, but it ought not be. I ought to know; you ought to know. Everybody ought to know all there is to be known. ‘We ought to know' the relation and the cohesion of things.’ Even I get the head ache, the stomach ach<», the heart ache and divers other pains, and 1 don’t know where they come from. I ourht to be free from all o pain and all sorrow, i ou ought to be fiee from them. Everybody ought to be free from them. The word ‘pain’ or any word like it eught never to have been in the diction* ary. “It would have been better for the world now if the first man who'started having pains, or spoke the word, had just been told right then and there, we won’t have it. Keep out of our way; it’s catching. And then I have got another very bad trouble indeed—tnat’s death. Even I have got to die. You must die. See what we get by living in such a world as this. Living? It seems to me it is only a world to die in. So I say again; the first man that tried to die should have been prevented by law; for death is terribly catching. He died, and then everybodv caught the disease, and it seems incurable. GOD LEFT OUT OF THE TEACHING. “Now, just here, I, the orator of the occassion, ‘whom you have honored yourselves by inviting,* am go* iog to tell you something you don’t mow. All this fool world has been believing that it is God who sends all this misery upon it. It isn’t so. t’s all due to lack of civilization and common schools, with the belief of God left out of the teaching. Get to enow all you can and ycm em civilize away pretty much, if mot all sorrow, pain, misery, crime, etc. I’ll say at once—all! There, and I think ~ am generons and a benefactor to my kind. People have been blaming God for all this, and making them» selves very miserable over it. -So would I if I believed in Him; but now you see it is all their own fault. Now you know W'here the trouble comes from; your eyes are opened, aad lo! I and you are on the road to i.appiness. “Civilization and common schools to which no sectarian teachers need apply, as the Hon. John Jay, the Methodist Preacher James M. King, the shade of Dexter A Hawkins, et al., put it in the new Sixteenth araenmentto the Constitution of these United States, ever glorious and free to all except sectarians—civilization and common schools will do the bus iness for UR and wipe away every tear. ' Did I say every tear? Well, almost every ti*ar I am quite sure about the pains and sorrows and crimes and #11 that, but as to the tear that lalls into the new made grave of the lov'ed and lost—excuse my emotion, gentlemen, I ama man of keen and tender sympathies—I cannot promise you nor myself that any civilizUion or a world full of cemraon schouls will hinder either the cau»e or the flow of that bitter drop; neither would I have them do so; even if they could. FRIKNbS OF GO». “As I said to you, ‘Life feeds on life,’ I am de* ply troubled jibout that fact, but ‘    " -o. The big and the strong hv" th,. little and weak a»d thr litrie 3ti*i ^ eak live on the big and ti-<* 'trong. Fleas; for exi ample, li\e and ioed on man; and the worst fleas arc those which r-»-ligion has begotten. They are to be found in the Roman churches, the churches of that religion which ha< built itself up on the belief in God. If wq^^ould shut up the mouth of tbkt Church it would be short work with the re»t. Catholics are now aboat the only faithful, uncompromising friends Godh»s to»'^ay. They will give their last dollar te save their children from losing their belief in him. “But we have a little gam* on that will fetch them. AYe’re bound to get rid of this belief in God, You must begin with the ^ungsters and bring ’em up so. The game has worked mighty well in France, and it .is going to. work welll here. Do you want to know why the Sixteenth -amendment is proposed,    yijl hinder lh§ QÜ Qod and all religion from being mentioned in the public schools? D i yon want to know- why the names of Episcopal, ians, Johp Jay and Bishop Coxe; the Methodist pieicher, James M. K»ng the Baptist preacher, Robert S. Mac"^ Arthur; the Presbyterian preacher, John Hall, are all on the list of peti* tioneis, and mot the name of a single Catholic or infidel—though we infidels are all in it to a man? “Brothers, perhaps in the days of your callow youth yea have read the iatde of the monkey, the cat and the nuts in the fire. The Protestants are ready to sell out God at any price to put the Catholics in a hole. But to get back to our fleas. I said. ‘Life feeds on life.’ I cannot keep my own life withojt sacrificing the lives of lots of animals and vegtables. But then I see there’s no other way for life—the kind of life we h*ve in this world—to continue and spread itself. And as this is th© only world I have to travel in I will swallow my trouble and not quarrel w^Ith t^e staff that supports me on the way. die THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE. “Neither will I be such a fool as to quarrel with death. Without death there would be no spread of life. Suppose no fruit dropped from any tree, no a»ima) or rasn ever died and got out of the way, and everything lived right on; the while w'orld would have betn choke-full long ago, and then there wouldn’t be any place fer me: and supposiag I did manage to get in, then certainly there wouldn’t he the smallest chink left in creation for anybody else to edge in. Therefore I go that others may com’. I die that other» may come. I die that others may live. We can’t absorb all the good that’s going. Good is prolific. Other beings have got to come and get their share of life, and we who live must do for them what our forefathers have had to do for us—get out of the way and let others enjoy the boon of life. “If there’s a G»d who made that arrangemeDt, then in that I own up He is a good God; and death is one of the best things He contrived for the overlasting continuance and spread of the good of life. If there is a way to. continué life in another fashion after death without being in anybody’s way, I’ll be glad. “So that tear must fall, brothers, into the grave, as it ought to fail for love IS as true as life and stronger than death; and men must die and love must weep for the dead. Bless» led be death that causes such tears of love to flow! I thank Thee, God, if Thou does exist, and are the author of such love and such tears that surely will fall upon my grave! “What is that yen are pleased to remark, Brother Uritarin? That if I admit one tear of sorrow to be good, I must admit all suffering in the world on the same platform? Thank you for nothing. I’m here to»night to talk on the ideal and to give you people some ideas, and that’s one of them. Of course I have traveled a little in this world and read a few books. I have talked with men who almost knew as much as myself, and I have come to the conclusion that the biggest thing in the world—the things which have kept the physical world and the moral world in order—are the throes of Nature and the sufferings of man, “Speaking of the throes of Nature, reminds me of a pretty little story I told you about God and the atmosphere; and what a monster I made you think He must have been not to let it rain in Russia when He knew there would be a famine and babies would die oa th » breasts of their dead mothers. JUMPNG OVER A SUNBEAM. “ ‘Boh,’ said an old lawyer to a young one,‘i you want to be suc-r cessful with your jurips, don’t let them t ink. You do all the thinking. Play the bell wether and 1 ad the flock ol sheep. Jump over a dusty sunbeam shining throiih a knot hole in a fence und they’ll »ll take it lor a fence rail and jump alter you, every one of them,’ “How loudly you all applauded that Ruw?iau Htmosphere—arguor.ent you thought it was; but it woHu’t; it was »nly a dusty sunbeam. I’ll show you how: “ ‘Look here, sonny,’ I say to little ten-year-old; ‘what would 3 ou think of X man wh » knew that by just writing his name on a piece of paper, hundreds of thousands of the best men in the country would be killed and hundreds of thousands of graves would be dug to bury them in, and the land would be covered with hospitals full of si»ik and dyiug men *nd thousands of happy h mes would htve only widows and orphans to live in them. You don’t think thera ever was such a mm as that, do you.” “No,” says sonny, “I don’t believe ^ere ever was such a man.” X^-But just suppose there was, I’d say ;“he mud have been a monster, dan’t you think so?” “Yes, inieed,” says tea-year-old, but then I'm sure there never cou’d be such a monster as that.” “You see, Br thers, how I played tell wethe Mo that innocent lamb, and how he followed    I jumped oyer tha    sunbeam.    For th^re ' was just such a man, and no monsléf-^ eith 'r, biit a wise and good man, and his name was Lincoln, Now you see how I did the thinking for you,, that the Rassian atmosphere was a solid fence rail, and how all you s Hy sheep jumped over it after me.” “There is plenty of such whoLsale ana retail suffering in this world, but in all bis sufferings man is no less the better for them. If there had’nt been any suffering in the, good heaven—if there is a heaven—what a world full of criminals we would have had. I’m honest. I hate crime. I’m a lawyer, and I vote for suffering every time, for criminals.. I believe in ju tice, too, served hot. This world must be kept in order. And the sufiering of punishment ex* piates disorder and brings back the equilibrium of things. THE GREATEST AND NOBLEST. “I’m a moralist. Who are the greatest, noblest men and women that ever lived? Those who have suffered the most. There’s no denying it. It is the tear, Brother Unitarians, the tear of grief, freely accepted and freely shed for others, which has baptized all heroes. Sacrifice is the measure of all greatness, and sacrifice is only suffering voluntarily accepted by a free man. This world cannot afford to live without its heroes of suffering. If you banished suffering and the glory it has brought t© the human race I would just pack my valisa and,when the balloon starts, travel as far out of it as I could go. ‘•Fix up things 8) that they d n’t grow any more Sisters of Charity or Little Sisters of the Poor, and the likes of them, because there would be no more suffering for them to alleviate, no more orphans for them to nurse, no more augaished hearts to comfort, no more forlorn old dying, diseased, disgusting, homeless and friendless wretches to feed and clothe, to pat on the cheek and kiss to sleep, and therefore no need of their imposing upon themselves such sufferings and privations fur pure love’s sake, as they must to »Jo all this ; then I, for one, would vote that this world do now a'ijourn, siii^ die. Labor mithout rest. Suffer without consolation. Lie without honor. That’s the motto I saw in the house of the ‘Friends of the Homeless’ in West Fourteenth street. It just taok my breath away. “Vake man in the long run in a wide field, and his opinion always rendered homage and worship to great misfortune and grief. I travel on that ticket, and it reads thus :— ‘For the under dog, every time! * Man always inclines in favor of the conquered, and misfortune has greati er charms for him than victory. If that Bible story be true, then Moses dying alone on the mouota-n, looking over to the land of promised glory and plenty he was not allowed to put his foot in, after working for it all his life, is a sublimer picture than the great lawgiver coming down from Mount Sinai, with the radiance of .the light of heaven lingering around his head. \Yhat were the sublimest moments of exist* ence for Juliqs Caeser and Abraham Lincoln? MISFORTUNE IMPRESS US MORE THAN VIRTUE. “Misfortune impresses us much more than even virtue. In its sight off come our hats as if in th© presence of something consecrated. There is no majesty of a great grief. All men are born brothers.!» They don’t keep so. What is the worst enemy to this equality? Prosperity (Continued on page 2.) I

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