American Catholic Tribune (Newspaper) - September 24, 1892, Cincinnati, Ohio
4'^rican Catholic Tribune
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CINCINNATI O.. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, 18l»2.
I>escri|ition of iheir l>evo-tions ill 11 >’ew Orleiinik Catlieclral.
Music, tha Gift ofthair Raca. B rought to the Highest Point of Perfection by the “Colored Sisters of tha Holy Family.”
Out- ie, the <ÍAmpaess cliajT^ in little gMjbulesof ra-úsiure to the -hi-
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the WaJá of their ro^arieá slip through Uieir fingers, deeper anl deeper grows the look of religious fervor upo*i their lovely faces.
The wail of a little bahe is hear<i, and i>s m tther kueels, holding and -oothing it in her arms as she murmur her prayers and asks ÍTod to forgive the sin which brought it fatherless i»»to the world.
An old womsn, wrinkled, yellow, bent, yet with her fignon of delicate cambric tied with all the inimitable
frac-i of the French negro, sits on a eoch with her child and grandchild. Each repreeeots a different era, yet
nw.cr leaves of thet.all magnolia trees they are as one in their simple faith in the srarden of the cathedral. The and* entire devotion to the church.
ot the paved court glisten witii Five stroke.- ring o«U from the bell wet, and the great s*juare -tones at above the heads of the worship-
the cr*s-ing« are s|ip|>ery beneath priest enter.s attended by
the feet. The sun-et i- lost beneaih acolytes, and all that vast, mixed
a thick, while curtain of clou is—1*> > con^rezi ion kneeh He repeats an
thick for even a tinge of color to ^ye .-r Pater to every >>ead, and the peep through. On y a gray iwpdght warmer of the responses rolls
IS there—the pale, wan twilight ui a through the arched .space- of the
,ate Noven^r aftenioou. build ng like the luU sound of the
The deep to,:ed bell high up in liie tower chimes a «puarier to live Oat.-ide the twi i^ht has deep ued
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Family’ are they, and very c.alm and gj,v>;n. ^ et the darkness fills the peaoeiu’. are t*ieir faces, albe.t they tartherni # t corners and gathers over ranvre irom the black '»f t'le Atrioan faces of Christ an.I hi- di-ciples.
to the white -o fair that the unprac- ;«>ok tender*v down from the al-
ticed eye cann t di-cerii the negro titude ut the Cciiiug. blo*>d. \\ itb -low and «^uiet -tep Tne ]>e »ple kneel, and r -e a!*d they walk, two by tw*o, around the knee . »- tl;>‘ -ervice re.j.iir.*s, until green - pi ir»' of t!;e garden down the rh.^ orgir peals forth, th
paved curt arvl int«» the .j y>rs ot ehiirch i- filled with melody, .and to the grand cathedral, while beiore accompaniment or* its inagnifi'
liie tower cnimes a «puarier to nve Oat.-ide the twi lorht has deep ue< and at the la-t stroke, out from their jnto night. The tripple cn>sses bav r invent on Orleans street file the fadeti into ob-curry, hut the lamp nacs. ‘*Colore<i Sister- -f the Holy ^eem to burn brighter for the oute
t*'em go tiie’r charge of many orphan, t.>ncs the orphan cui dren tal
chi.d"eu. d'tie-e, to ». are »»f that race. th'*ii2h i*' have eye- as hl ie a- tiie -kie- *^1 -.iintner, an.i long, ia r pia t- .1 hiir that fall below th**l- wai-t.-. yet i c hlK>d U there aii i h.;. I- I icm in -i-leru>• I with t'l-.i-- w’i » ha\e iiie dark .-kin and ca-e. *- uiieti .f an 1 nnmixed negro Every kuee i- ben: iu rev--ence b-*for'* to* nigh alt ir. and then t"e bl ick r.’ih*- I -isier- au 1 their ■irp -a children tiWe their -eat-.
D 'wn the .♦•ngtli of the i-le » a--e- a 'a caai , pa* * wui'n lu'ich wa’i i.lnz'. atr hÍ ov an\u*iy. yet hope fni—: *r -liv has faith. Kueeling before the -c’lrine of the V irgiti, w u**re tt.e iiea iliful m ilher holding oer child i- deplete » in luarble. the w »man litiht- one after .a*iother liiree A Lite i-andie-. nrirmuriug a prayer > .iL ea.h. d'oen w th a uenufiexion
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a tl ei;t 'neij^ht. .and iralleriv- IiIo-mI e:. ..n_ . t«* ací - uinuMlate u luuhitud; , the iieirl with awe.
u:» the -ervii'e of song. Full, ole.sr, and -irong sound their voices —f-w -oiij: i- the gift of iheir r^ * . !*er*
iectly t*'ained; there i- !*<t a íai-e note, and a- they -ing the hi-h^p eiit»*rs w'o.li all iii- train vt .\tteud> ant-. The pvi^yle -tar.d; tiien -ink ip'. :i the:*' k. ees as he kn^e.- before tne h'^’n altar, Tiie hoy- -wing ilu-ir ceuoT', an.i cl > I i- of perlhim-.J -mok- a- *e;:>i at> >ve t ic bo wed lie i l-. >till tiie grand 1.ote-< f th.*
■ .fú'tn: -’iil t;'.'* -li »r.g, - wee:, voiiug voice-, d'ae i>i-ii.)p ri-e-. .iii.l tile C‘.n jr. j i:i *u starnl-; fr.^n within the -ai.ctuiry he take.-, the -acrcl Ho-t arel elevate- it on high three tiiu - The incen-e hide I ceusor-. are -wuiig ajiin an-l tiie music hursts forth ' >y.>ii-l\; the people bow the r head- and the holy symbol i.- re-turne-l to its place. Again the loved Father kne**l- an.i pray;, for hi- fi-.ok; liie -il.'uce i- h ir.iiy broken by hi--ofi m >d ilaie-l ouies, but pres 'uUy i- iieard an i a w.jrnan wrep Iditeriy. She .1 w; i .w of . :dv a lay; a tiny infant sieej - on her l*rea-t and three other children knee] with iier—t-»o youaj. j.o r initit>. rtuii/.e their po--itioii I. It awed int.. -ileiice ai d \v n <ler ny tiie einni'y of the pia-e ai.ii
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c.jugii a c.jii-.mj.,1*. e—.i lu*’ Iv <> i- ; • 111. alreadv -tru julni'j wlin tile dread .ic-tr.i: er «.'I iiei* i.ace. d'he holy t.iilier i,;i- iiiii-he'1 and turn- i<) go. 'I'iie organ and tiie chon .« aja n burst fort - exiiltiugly. The aco.yie-» hearing their till candle-, foli.jwirig iu tiie prie-i's tnin, and the pe.>]>le,
—lu.lividual asparagus holders which secure a single stalk of the vegetable are among what would seem the unnecessary noveltie.*i-—N. Y. Tiroes.
—liraham Pudding.—Two and one-half cups Graham tiour, one cup molasses, one cup sweet milk, one half cup butter, one egg, one cup raisins, one teasp«x)n cinnamon, one half teaspoon cloves, one teaspoon soda. Steam three hours.—Home Maga^.ine.
—Corn Meal Mutlina—^Two cups of Indian meal, two cups of flour, one heaping tablespoon ful of sugar, two eggs, one heaping taidespoonful of butter, two tablesp<x>nfuls of baking p>ow-der, sweet naUk to make a thin batter. Bake in geth-fl^ns- — Boston BudgeL
—Jellied Chicken.—Boil a chicken until it will slip easily from the bones; re* duce the water to about m pint in boiling; pick the meat from the bones in medium si/.ed pieces, being careful to leave out all gristle, fat and bones; place in a mold, skim the fat off and ad.i a little butter, salt and pepper to taste, and half an ounce of gelatine which has >K»en di.ssolvod in hot water. Let it stand in the ice l>o.x or in a cool place until flrrn. then slice.—N. V. Observer.
—Stutfe.1 Tomatoes. —Select large, s:n.>oth tom.'it.>es. out off the stem end.s. an 1 take tl*..* seeds out. Make a stufr ting of a cupful of .iry hreaii-crumbs, a teas[)oonfui of clu>pped onion, a piece of butter the size of a walnut and salt and peppt'r to taste, .stuff the tomatoes wiili this mixttire, bake for half an hour in a h.iking .lish and serve in the sane* lish. The stufling is also very rice wh.*n ma>le of half bread-crumbs an.i ha f . .>->ke.l ric»*. Th.e oni.ms may b‘* omitid if the flavor is not liked — Dcmorest’s M.>nth*.y.
—'r > ba’ce sa!;uo*i flr-t remove the oi*. i>on.»> an 1 skin from tlie fish and tl'.en mi.x witli it enough salt and pepper fi>r si‘a-oiling, a t.iblespoonful of tiielu* 1 butter, two egg.-, one eup of bread erunib- an.i a littl** clioppeii eucunCHM* pieklc. I’ut in a buttered di.-Ii. e«»v T. and -.*t in a pan of water in the oven. Bake ft*** an hour. Then SiTve w ith a sauee ma.le by putting in a eup of dniw n butter, min.-ed pickle an i r)arsh*y. a beaten egg. the oil fjL'i^ the tish. an I salt au.l penp *r. Let this ls>il up and s.‘rve on the fi-¡\. *
—Imperial P.idding.—Boil .me quart of milk, fjuarter poun.l of butter, quarter pound of sugar and the yolks of twelve eggs. Beat the eggs ami sugar t.igether, then blend the butter and flour Bigether and a.i i t*j the eggs and sugar; then put in the hot milk and add last tlie whites of fourteen eggs beaten to a -tiff froth; place the dish in a pan of hot water while cooking, and bake one hour in a moderate oven. Sauiie f.ir pu.l.liiig: two cups ni sugar, one table-p vmful .>f butter ami one quart »f stra w*H*rrÍL*s. Beat the butler and sugar *>' a cream, mash and add the -trawbcrries. — Ladies’ Il.irne .lournal.
tangle the hair if it is snarled, but if the hair is well brushed the comb really is of very little use. A fine comb is never advised. The brush should have long, soft bristles that go through the hair, taking with them every particle of dust and leaving behind them a glow that is beautiful.
Many women consider the attainment of some special arrangement of the hair a desirable something that they will retaift all their lives. And after all I do not know*- but they are right. We think of somebody we love; think of lier with soft sweet curls framing her forehead; think of her with beautiful hair drawn back smoothly; think of her with hair parted “Madonna-wise on either side her head,” and it is a bit of a shock when one sees her after an absence to discover that she does not look quite the same and that somehow she seems a little older. My friends, it was a wise woman who said: “I began to arrange my hair in a certain fashion that was becoming to me w’hen I was thirty-flve years old, then it made me look forty-five; but as the j*ears have gone on I have never changed it; now at fifty-five I look ten years j’ounger and at sl.xtj'-five 1 am expecting to look twenty.” You know the secret? It was that she never changed in appearance.—Ladies’ Home JournaLPOISOXKI) MIIk.
Large Number of Cincinnati People Sick From It.
KItiter of Two I>nirlen FnrnUhpti tlip I'n-u liolf>-ont«* Sturt’—rim sym|itaiii4 'I lint of .\ r-riilrnl l‘olsoi)liif( -'1 Im llenltli Oflirlal- t.i liiveHtlicutr tim
i I,. c'iiir in by >y i ni »iv geir.i licet ion .iii.l the
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or t.w Ijenc.Fction, ana lae p ii.j«»r- »' it into tlie narrow,
.;!-:rc--»*.l, t’nc surrow laden are | j,a\e.l .-treet.-, where, on either iiand,
here, as wcii a- the |.ro¿?|»erous and bappv. Wauiu these wall- all are v.jaa. a- tht-y b*..5eech their G ?d ft»r niercv or how iit raute ad ration to re<cive the ble-sing of Hi- priest.
I'w . lillle b yi come up the isle together, walk ng hand in band. Mere tot- they are of ?*ix years or so —and *»ne i- of the Saxon race, bl reeved, and gol en-haired, but the other U a raven ebony. Playmates thcv are, for the mud of the street i- upon their clothes and shoes, and one still holds a ball. Vet, they bow their little heads and make the si^ of the cross ui*on their breasts, sitting quietly througbont the service; —onlv, the white child looks reverently’at the priest while the black boy gazes over at his companion ready to follow his lead.
Here is a Spaniard sitting far back, who in spite of bending his bead in prayer, watches unceasingly a slim form that is quiet in front. She draws her black mantilla close about her head and shoulders, performing her devotions; but their is an agony of -upplication in her eyes, which aae never removes from the priest’s face
Down the .side isle pass three beautiful girl»; small hand.«, .slim wai-ts, and gjorious eyes. The pure, pale skin, accentuates the red of the lips and the dark perfect browa Tliey kneel on the chancel steps, laying loose branches of roses upon the rail. Very devout are they and as
once sio.)*l a p.alace acd a prison buildi’pj- ptii t'* .a commoner use now.
In the beautiful .-.|uay-e before the o!*I catiiedral the bronze equestrian .-!atue of Jackson perpetually stands guard, while the br.)ad-leaved banana- rustle iu the evening breeze, and myria.is of rose- sen»l out tneir perfume on the moisture-laden air. Then under the starle-s heavens the >eople pass on—by many an ancient >uiiding, with inas^ive walls and delicate tracery of iron balustrade and railing; with court*yards, w htre fountains play and the orange trees rijien their golden fruit. By quaint Spanish casements, opening outw’ard and guarded by banister and rail— on through the Rue Royale, where the beauty and the bluest blood of Spain and Franco once disported themselves; on through its length to Canal street, the great dividing line
of the city, which keeps apart the old aad the new—the tw'o elements of Its being, which insure that as long as the ancient houses stand the old legends and romances are remembered, just so long shall there be a French quarter, with all its quaint and artistic beauty, and the interest which must ever attach to the half-bMden and mysterious. — Lee C. Harby, of New Orleans, in Frank I^esUe’s Illustrated Weekly.
THE PLANTAIN AS FOOD.
Vurlftr of M*-tli<iilA r«f»fl In l*rr|»;»rlnjf TliU 'I r tplcal fr.nltiot.
>Tfji* t.'xMirt* of ilu* in I)»'-
niui-.ira -n.*’.! that at \vlrat^*ver stage ’it I- n-eU. rvV ‘tl.er green or ripe, it I'ce.t t.i make it pa’at.ible.
are dr! 'fly nsevi by the popii-laee u . :ie -li’! gre<*n—i. e.. eut at soine ’■»eri..'i hef »v* they are full grown.
T !iey a’*** eo.»’.ce.l either hy b jilingrir roasting, chiefly tlu* former. T’o .sue-ce-sfvilly peei a green plaintnin wit!;-ou^ -o¡;í«¡;¿-it. ih«* i»«H*raTÍon must l>e j) *riorme.l with wet han.ls or v. ith the fruit immer-e.l iu water. The plaiutain v'ontain- a unei-ure of taunie aei.l an.i eouse«iueutly in boiling iu a metal j>»»t ha.- a temlency to turn very dark. Thi.s may. however, be prevented by boiling* a little fat with the fruit—say a hit of fat pork, ilreen plantain.- aiv al-o used for making soup. For this purpose they are boiled and then pouudeil in a mortar, when they form a homogeneous mass like dough, which is put into .soup and eaten with it. In the mature but still green stage, plantain.s are roasted and eaten with butter, pepper and salt an«l in some cases cheese. In this state they are delicious.
The plantain part.s with its heat very rapidly, and in cooling it loses, to the palate, ranch of its best taste. It is spoiled by rewarining. For this reason roast plantains are usually served wraj>-l>ed in a table-napkin for, to be enj.oyed at all, they must be eaten before they cool. When ripe, that is when the skin has turned yellow, a fruity character is assumed and then they are used either baked whole in an oven or cut in slices and fried. Baked rip* plantain has much the taste of baked apple but with a distinctive flavor airá a much more tenacious nature. Lastly, gathered green, dried and ground or pounded an e.xcellent meal or flour is produced, w’hich makes delicious custards, puddings, gruel, etc., and is highly palatable and nutritious.—Garden and Forest.
ARRANGING THE HAIR.
Sh* U Wise Womao Who Has But One War ot Oolna This.
To brush and brush and still to brush Is the best medicine for the hair, remembering alw’ays that it is the hair and not the scalp which is to receive this treatmenL Upon the brush used depends a great deal deal. In the first place it must be immaculately clean, and one’s brushes should be washed as religiously as is one’s face. The comb should be coarse, so that it will disenj
( IN< IN.VATI, .Sept. 24.—Ab(Mit thirty ca-e.s of sickness from tlrinUing milk were rejxjrted Friday. Seven of these were pcrson.s who drank milk that came from the grocery of G. 11. (nadving. ‘JO.*! Elm strci't.
F'ghtc -n were p**r.sons who «Irank milk whi«-h w as piireha-eil at Nichaii.s’ groeerv, n«>rll>east corner of C'nlteranil Four* streets.
Both thes * grocers s;iy they buy their milk of two ilairies—’I'hale I't BricK'weg and 'I'hicimeyer—hut it is not known which «lairy furnished the milk that can-e I -<i mneh trouble LVitlay.
'Lhe victims were seized with violent purging and t*ramps almost immediately after drinking the milk, ami the physicians who were called in to treat the victims say that the poisonons .substances were very ai'tive. as in one case, where the pt'rson used ijnly a small quantity in her tea.the .symptoms were as pronoiineetl as in the case of those who drank a glassful, though they did not develop as «inicidy anti were n»t as severe.
Al.BTtourt street lives.!. I’. Ilealy. with his wife. Mary, and the four children. William, ageil 27; Bo.se. 20: Florence. 11: Fmily. B5. and ;i grantlehihl. nameil iVarl Koach. ageil At nomi they took a eohl lunch of me:tt and bread, an<t uiilk. 'I'he milk was j)ur-eha-e i at thi* Niehaus grocery. It was ‘■ni'.r.ring” milk', ami when tin* orieer went in the :ifterno>n for a sample t<» take to tlu* healt»» t*:lieer for amilysis, it hat' all be»*n sold.
'J'l'.e iu*ighbtn->- learned of tin* i1!iu*s-of the laiiiily st>on afljor it tieveloped, but iin*y w jultl not go nc:ir, tts the rumor hail bi*en spread tlml it was cliol-era. t>:'!e,*r C'urliss hoar.l tif it, and -ummoncvl l)rs. Smitii ami I'elter. Dr. .S uith made an e.xaminatim. ami sahl tin* symptoms were like Ihoso of arscn-ieal poi-oning, though there w:is n.) tloulit' that the illness
was eaiiscil by tlrinking the milk. T;n*r*‘ an* ea?*t'.s on record of poisi «ning of i>eople from tlrinking the milk of ciMvs ami eating the flesh of inigs that have been fed with arsenic ftn* the pur:>.)se of giving tuem a slick ciiat ;inii the appear:inee of being well fed. .\t the same time it must be borne in ininJ that the .symptoms are very similar tt> th«)se producetl by pi>ison-fng by milk in which docc'mnosition has set in.
Mr. ilealy reeovereil partly from his illness during the aflerm^on and was able to be about the house, but at a a late hour had not entirely overcome the effect of the pc ison. Mrs. Ilealy and the daughter, Ro.sc, were also better. Emily is still very ill. The^ grandchild did not drinlc much of the miik. and tlid not suffer as tlid the other.
Mrs. Geo. Wilhelm, who lives at 376 Court, was alson poisoned by drinking milk that she bought at Niehaus’. The s3'mptoms were the same as those of the Heal}' family, but not so severe, and she soon recovered. Her niece drank sparingly of the milk, ai*d ws^» not at all affected.
Lieut. Winters and a number of kta men were bu.sy from early Friday afternoon until late at night invc.stigating the different cases. One officer was detailed to find out about the Lungworth street cases and get a sample the milk. He was also instructed to find, out the dairyman’s name, that arrests may be made. Two officers visited Mrs. Neidhaus, on Court street and got the names of Theilmeyer and Rusher. The two last named persons will probably be arrested Saturday.
—Knotted strings were employed by the ancient people of Peru for messages. They had no written characters to express single sounds, and so they put words together for purposes of communication and also for records by the dexterous tying of knots on cords.
The nev; style of ornamentation for handles of all sorts are the plain and grooved twist. These are particularly handsome when alternating. They are found in such articles as button hooks, knives of all sorts, and hand mirrors. They can be especially commended for their easy handling.
l*retty cottage clocks are made of the monochrome tiles known as Low tiles with the figures modeled in relief. These are In different tints, browns and blues prevailing, and may be chosen with a view to the decoration of tl.e room. Round-bodied vases and jars with handles have clock faces and works set in them.
The vagaries of clock-making are entertain ing. One is white, shaped like a mausoleum, on the top of which a skeleton performs on a trapeze. Another clock IS a wotxicn spire with doors hung on brass hinges. These open and reveal a se.xton pulling the bell. Another has a toboggan slide, the upper end resting on the top of the clock face. Still another has the face mounted like the time clock of a race course with a group of horses beneath. —Jewelers’ Circular. ___
—The ancient tower of the church of St. Sepulchre, opposite the end of Newgate street, has been restored. In old days when criminals were carried to execution at Newgate it was the custom for the clergy of the church to W’atch for their arrival and present them with flowers.
—At Hamburg the following live stock was marketed in 1801: Homed
cattle, 88,.581 head, calves, 00,686; pigs. 420,407; sheep, 148,90.5. Of the cattle 41,065 head were from Denmark, and 4,125 from America. Their total money value was $17,500,000, the cattle being worth $70 per liead, calves $30, pigs $30, sheep $7.50.
The Prhiiatial See.
The Archbishop oí’ Baitiraore is sometimes styled even by Catholic papers “ Primate of the United Slates,” and ihat city often called •‘the primalial see.” The true status of both is given in the Baltimore Mirror, The Archhishop of Baltimore presides at meetings of the hierarchy of the United States, not precisely because of bis being at the head of the oldest diocese in the country, as is often alleged, but by authority of a special indult from Rome issued in 1868 by Pope Pius IX. The text of the indult is as follows: “Since the Fathers of the P.euary Council of Baltim :re, held in the year 1852, asked the Holy Father to graet some privilege to the See of Baitiraore; and since the bishop? of the province of Baltimore assembled in provincial synod in May, 1858, again petitioned His Holiness U» annex to the aforesaid Metropolitan See, a special pre-emineiiee of honor that it might be distinguished from others and l)e ever remembered as the mottier of most all the other churches spread tlirouglioiit the United States ot the most eminent and reverend fathers of the llol\’ Council for the Propagation of the Christian Name, in a general s ssion of the IDth of July just elapsed, deemed it expedient that the prerogative of ‘ |>lace be granted to the See of Baltim ,re, so in ail councils, meetings and assemblies whatsoever the precedency and first seat and jilace be yiven ti the existing Archbishop of Baltimore over all other archbishops of those provinces, ii any are present, without taking into consideration promotion or ordination.”
\'ery Rev. JLeo da Saraceua, O. S. F., j»astor of St. Joseph’s Church, Winstead, Ct., has just returned from a year’s trip through Europe and the East. He has been a member of the Franciscan order for 42 years, a priest of the order for oH years and pastor at Winsted for 27 years.
This fall is to witness the celebra* tion of the first mass in Montreal’s new cathedral, though that edifice will not be fully completed for three years yet. This church is modeled after St, Peter’s in Rome, the dimensions, of course, being smaller, and the estimated cost runs¡up to $1,000,* 000.
The Holy f’ather has issued a decree by which it is laid down that when the feast of St. Joseph, patron of the universal church, happens to fall upon a Passion Sunday, it is to be celebrated on the following day. When the feast occurs during Holy Week it will be kept on the Wednesday after Low Sunday.
St. Mary’s Chimes is the title of a new monthly journal published by the pupils of St. Mary’s Academy, Notre Dame, Ind,. The first number is made up of the graduation éssays, etc., by the class of “92 with severnj puges of interesting miscellany. It IS a handsome 14-page paper, and well worthy of perusal and study.IGNORED BECAUSE SHE WAS A CATHOLIC.
A letter iu the Chicago Citizen says: At the sessions of the Board
of Education on Wednesday night at the proper t me. Miss Kate Ryan, of South Omaha, a former teacher in the Boown Park school, who was ignored by the Board on account of being a Catholic, when the list of teachers for 1893 was made up, stepped forward aud asked permission to say a few words. President Cheek gave hsr permission, and she said:“I came here personally tonight, gentlemen of the Board of Educa, tion, to ask you a plain question, to which I trust you will give me a plain answer. A few days ago this body met and elected the teachers for the ensuing year. When I read in the paper the proceedings and saw that my name had been omitted I was nonplused at first; then I thought perhaps a mistake had been made. Later one of ine teachers came and told me that I had been ignored on purpose. Now, gentle* man, I am here face to face with you, and I ask you wl^ you ignored me? You tremble. Truth makes a man a coward when he has to face it, does it not? I am an old citizen —still you have ignored me. Why? I have taught in your public schools and given satisfaction. My education is a finished one as Prof. Mun* roe sitting there will tell. (Professor Munroe said such was the fact) My scholars, every one of them, loved me and I loved tdem. Professor Munroe will tell you, gentlemen, that I advanced my classes more than any other teacher of South Omaha; then why should I not be retained? 1 am told that if I had gone to the members of the board and electioneered with each for an hour I might have been retained.
“Gentlemen, this I could not do; I presumed you were an honorable body of men, and would not thus insult you. I hear other teachers did this; I could not. You know of my work and I was proud of my record as a teacher. No teacher in your schools is my peer, and few are my equals. The professor will tell you this is the truth. Still you vote against me. Is there one in this honorable body of men who is man enough to say he voted against me?’’
Then she waited in a graceful po’se. Finally Secretary Punston said: “I voted against you. Miss Ryan, but the reason is known only to myself”
“Thank }*ou, Mr. Tunston,” said the speaker, “I am glad to find oae man among you who is not afraid to tell the truth. Is there another man among you who will speak! Are you cowards? Why <:o you tremble when face to face with the woman you have ignored?”
At this point James Jones and W. P. Cheek could stand tiie scathing fire no longer, and acknowledged that they, too, had voted against her;
I he rest were silent as the grave. While she waited the 'clock could have been heard ticking its sombre sound—still no answer. Continuing Miss Ryan said: “So there are three of you who will acknowledge the truth; au honest confession is always good for the soul. Now, gentlemen, will you tell me why v’ou voted again-t me? No, I see you will not; but I wid tell you why. I am a Catholic—that explains it all; yes, I am an Irish Catholic, and am proud of it Bjt, gentlemen, I never attempted to bring ray religion into my school work, and never did; I have always.tried to inculcate into the minds of my scholars the things that were ri^ht. 1 have corrected my pupils when they did wrong. Woilld you have me do otherwise? No fault has ever been found with my work; but I am guilty of being a Catholic girl, and that was enough to condemn me with you. Above your heads on the wall hangs the dear old stars and stripes that I love better than my life. They give forth the glad news of freedom for all mankind; yot, sitting in its shadN ow, you condemn me because my faith is different from yours. How proud I VIas the ds^’ you came to my ilphool at South Omaha aud raised t^e dear old flag over the place of labors. Well I remember that nfgbt when retiring I knelt by my bedside and prayed God to bless you f6r your wisdom and forethought in thus helping to edacate the young mind and fire it with a patriotic zeal that will live till death. The next time I 'meet you it is beneath the same old flag. I meet you to demand justice. Yes, while breezes from without lift the folds that wave over your heads, you cast me aside and say in your cowardly and nn-Americaii heart, ‘She is not fit to teach in our schools. She is a Catholic girl.’ Shame on you!”