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American Citizen (Newspaper) - October 28, 1893, Ironwood, Michigan 1 w a new Cownan want i give unto Tugg Lovs on another vol 4 no. 46 ir0nw00d. Michigan saturday oct. 28, 1893. Pole copies an organization of traitors in our if list. J in the unconstitutional movement against religious tolerance a a a and civil Liberty. That in this nineteenth Century the witness of the crowning glory and Triumph of civilization in this land which gave birth to Liberty and Freedom of conscience after the glorious spectacle of All the representatives of the various churches of the Globe assembled in a Congress of peace to Send Forth a message of peace and Good will toward All men a formidable movement should be organized to destroy our Liberty of conscience and bring Forth an Era of intolerance and religious persecution is indeed a sad count Centary upon our civilization. Such a spectacle after the Many bloody and heroic struggles of this nation for Liberty and Equality is enough to make the immortal Shade of our beloved Washington hang his head in grief. A still in the City of Ashland one of the most prosperous places in the Northwest a City that is made up of intelligent enterprising and energetic people a society exists with a membership of Over 800 people which has for its Prin Cipal object the traitorous denial of religious Freedom a right which is held As sacred by supporters of the institution and by All True american citizens. If this society is known As the a. P. A Misc led the american protective association sometimes referred to As the # anti Popery association but for which a better name would be the All partial it has branches in Washl urn Hurley eau Claire and a great Many other cities throughout the Northwest. It is said that its name was originally Jim the members of Al religious denominations patronise Ness Norw Teot him f or nor employ a is Watn Hopr Haye any business dealings whats it i Asj i Bhan obligation is contrary to the spirit cof the United states Constitution it must be asked of a person who thus obligates himself " " " whether vice is h Jav Trueff his country or his oath traitor or perjured one or both to fit Stu Derit of history need not be reminded ithe Pioneer Worko f the Catt Ulics of America were too cowardly to engage in Active combat. The catholics furnished their proportionate share of those who fought for our country in its hour of peril and they stand ready to do so again. A great majority of those who compose this abominable organization emigrated to this country since the War. Or Are still Servile subjects of a nation that it seems will never forgive us for twice giving her a deserved whipping. Some others have no doubt joined the society without fully realizing what they were doing. The members of the Catholic Church have always been taught to love their neighbors As themselves and they have no War to wage with those who differ from them in religious belief. In business affairs they have always been known for their liberality and the question of religion is Seldom of never considered by them in their Bestowal of business patronage. They ask no Man whether he be jew or Gentile Catholic or protestant and if business men hav a been observant they have not. Failed to note this fact. It has been alleged that the catholics aim to destroy this government and establish a monarchy in its place with the Pope of Kome As its head. Such an assertion is almost too silly for notice. The catholics comprise about one sixth of the population of the United states and even if they were traitors they would have better sense than to undertake such an impossible task. This bigoted movement has won to its support very few of the faithful in cumbers of any of the protestant churches. Intelligent protestants live in peace with their Catholic neighbors and do not believe the latter to be. Traitors who Der the members of the protestant churches among the leading members of the a. P. A. In Ash la rid Are severs notorious roues and libertines with0whom no person of respectability would associate. A these defenders of Rifote Santioni. -. No. The Good and intelligent protestants i s is cowards and liars protestant ministers castigate the bigots. The stupid forgeries and lies of the a. P. A. Exposed by the protestant clergy. The following statement which has been promulgated by the protestant ministers of Columbus Ohio in the interest of truth and decency and common humanity is at once a courageous and a prudent utterance. They add that the statement is also made in the interest of protestantism and this is strictly True. It is to the interest of any honest Man to Clear himself and those whom he represents fro the imputation of harbouring a thought of sympathy for the purpose of such an organization of infamy As the a. P. A. It will go far to re establish a shaken Confidence in protestant friends and neighbors and to convince those who have suffered that the men who would deprive catholics of Liberty reputation the right to labor and even life itself Are neither representative nor reputable men in the Community or in the protestant churches uneasiness among tub ignorant. The undersigned have Learned through various sources of a state of anxiety amounting almost to a panic in Many of the communities of ,.this Region Over an apprehended uprising of plot against the government or desire to Mur Kur n ,. 1,1 ,.,. The roman catholics to ravage the and the Lullu .4.jic following extracts from a letter written b a reputable physician living near the Center of Ohio will give some idea of the state of feeling existing in Many places a we have been and Are still having an excitement in our usually quiet town in regard to question. There is riot a Catholic no greater irime clan Hje perpetrated against tote Yout i of this Spur by re m Ore shameless attack made upon the rising a generation of men. We charge the youth therefore to be on their guard. Just As pertain a i pitch def Ileth just so certain will faint attack itself to every ear to this political harlot b Siren ,Young Maji who allies himself to the a offs of the american protective association gives up his future. He goes Clown in a the pit from from which there will be no deliverance. This organization will be Short lived. It will Spon be of yesterday and those who Are of it mow will stand isolated in the face of of Blic derision . ,. Pc. A Miller of Ironwood is one of the Best known and. Most intelligent Dane sin a the upper pen insula of Micaj Gam Vike All Ood a Mer Ioan citizens Heib Opp ,and in speaking recently of . Ͽ�?.an4, with hey others to gents Ith we of Chi of course you Are a & qua ii a in what Way can this feeling be allayed will you kindly Aid my is not tha alleged letter of Pope Leo s which-1 is a on Iii Paliy paraded in the Columbus " record Bare faced forgery ,1b it True that every teacher. In1 tie Public schools of Columbus was a Catholic a year ago until the a. P. A. Toolkit in hand in your opinion Are the catholics Arn ing and contemplating a War with up Ness shame and humix.1atxon. Thus appealed to we should be false to every Imp else of ustice and manliness if we did not promptly he unequivocally respond. We Are not in roman catholicism As a system. A oct Nally and ecclesiastic ally we. Are protestants in sour deepest convictions it is because we Are protestants that we Are ashamed and humiliated by the kind of warfare described in this letter in reply to its questions and to Many similar inquiries we wish therefore explicitly 1, that tee alleged letter of the Pope to which reference is made which Calls upon the faithful to Rise and exterminate the protes Tat its acid Vii Chi has been kept standing in m pay. Newspapers and scattered broadcast through the Community by Means of leaflets and hand Bills is a forgery ."2 the document entitled instructions to5 catholics also1 widely published and disseminated is another stupid forgery. 3. Friori the clerk of the Columbus Board a a a a of education we have the information that it Piesen there Are in the schools of Columbu 349jteachers that of these 13 Are catholics tha t ride on Catholic has been removed during v the a past year that there May be one or two More now than there were a year ago. I 4 it has it Ltd been currently reported that ninety five per cent of the Columbus policemen ire re roman catholics. A year ago when to i ote8ton- 1meref Are now probably a. Few #lr9tcstat8,?on the Csc rce than Here were 4�&l stores eve owl Are Curren t Abou to. Ments of rifles to priests about the storage of arms in churches about the drilling of stir oops. In the basements of churches. For All these stories there is not a solitary fact to show. We. Cannot full a particle of evidence that any such prep Arnt is for War have been made or. Even thought of toy roman catholics. If any such. Evidence existed it would surely be produced. Several Chun Hes thus suspected in a places have been searched with the Hearty cooperation of the priests in charge and not a sign of warlike implement has been found our roman Catholic neighbors though suffer ing previously under these wicked slanders arc 1 quietly going about their daily work waiting for this epidemic of prejudice and passion to Abate. It is not Likely that their love for protestants will be increased by the experience through which they Are now passing but their patience under this trial has been exemplary. Call it a cowardly panic. May we not venture to add that this anti papal panic is utterly unmanly out of the seventy millions of our population the roman catholics claim Only nine or ten millions. The capital of the country is in fur larger proportion in protestant hands. Is there any danger that1 sixty millions of protestants with most of Ali orig offices in their hands with the bulk of the wealth of the nation in. Their hands Are going to be overrun and by ten millions of roman catholics whose resources Are so Small we Trust that the protestants of this country Are not Jucha weak and cowardly Gen oration that one roman Catholic can put six of them to Llight. We make these statements let us repeat not Only in the interests of truth and decency and common humanity 1/ut also in the interest of protestantism. And we Call upon All protestant gentleman i eve cry conium nifty to acquaint. Themselves with the literature which is being continued on fifth Page the number of. Sincere a. P. A s is prob a ably Lesa than the total of confine lunatics Iru Iolj wet a stood Yal doing Yovera an. A Mark ally clean dwell edit be i a a Cove plea of Young upstarts tliea1 a a a gang we pre surae a pm them they Don Avdem Piana Man injustice ha8.beenvdone Vii Oha he has misrepresentation on the part of Soi a Estife ii l be Sentinel. The Iron port of Escanaba was Bay Lea la the award of the tax a Rifo Delta county Aud the in a Tice -.aone�thaaper. Argues. A want of familiarity into Active standing of the port and its . Competitor quite inexcusable in a Man we a is being approvingly mentioned for the Haiti Manship of the Republican state Centre a com Mitte. It is Well understood that there Wai a. A. Influence behind the action of he auditor a. Ocoee land s Best Job printers has associated Stiim Jelf with the Frimet the official org a a. P. A s which will add an Ehe Lif the pm Cial Organ of to add an English depart la cations. Tho Nufio the following is from the Ashland Jahmee Loi last week. Or. J. W a ers 1 the 1 Adel ment to its future publications wll be fitted up regardless of Cost and Tab to Best to make Neomai ism howl the times will be on deck As usual in Beh Alf the be pie As against the heretics and Lyp crits. On with the fight is the cry of the we of wonder what the foregoing Jim mob after / praising one of the satellites of Wie View Organ know nothing move meet but nobody i Host Mai it

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