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wallop In the puss." I Bald: "Hew
about Bell. Why don't you break up
his meeting? I have as many rights
as that religious fanatic"
"Never mind Bell," he said. "Move
on or I'll pinch ye'.'
I moved, but am satisfied I made a
protest to the Irish bully. I was born
in the United States, but it seems I
have no rights in this country that
foreigners in blue uniform are bound
to respect I protest, nay, demand of
you as a freeborn American citizen to
use your influence for the protection
of the rights that are guaranteed to
all of us by the constitution of the
United States. F. S.
RELIGIOUS PATRIOTISM. It is
with a great deal of amusement that
I read an article written by W. H. Mil
ler in which he severely attacks the
Catholic church. He states that the
Teachers' Federation is owned, run
and backed by the Catholic church,
that 75 per cent of all public officers
are controlled by the Catholic church,
also 75 per cent of all jobs given out
by the national government. He also
has a great big tale of woe about how
he and 88,000,000 more people in the
United States have been robbed,
plundered and victimized by the
Catholic church. In fact, they have
been everything but murdered by the
For the benefit of the readers of
The Day Book I will state that every
statement that W. F. Miller made in
his article is absurd and is not a fact
In all probability he gets his" misinfor
mation from some "patriotic" lectur
er or sheet whose sole object is to
wring dimes from poor dupes who are
foolish enough to give them. Mr.
Miller would do me a favor by advis
ing me just how much the Catholic
church has stolen from him.
I heard a "patriotic" lecturer, W.
H. Barnett, state that if the United
States were at war with Mexico to
morrow morning he would refuse to
leave his two sons take up arms for
the U. S. However, that did not sur
prise me a bit because a bigot In this
or any other country is a patriot who
Is "Invincible in times of peace and
invisible in times of war."
There has been and there always
will be religious bigotry in this or
any other country. It can be traced
to jealousy and nothing else.
There are, according to Mr. Miller's
statement, 200,000 people in this city,
who would take delight in seeing
every member of the Catholic faith
reduced to poverty, but thank God,
they are not in a position to carry
out their desires.
.Now this is a country of religious
freedom, in which every man has a
right to worship God according to the
dictates of his own conscience, and it
was a Catholic, Chas. Carroll, who
put that article- in the constitution.
It peeves the "patriots" to see a
member of the Catholic faith get
along in this world. In fact, they
cannot understand it, and conse
quently they become very jealous to
see a Catholic get along while they
.- Now for Mr. Miller's Bpecial bene
fit I will cite a few facts. Down in
Georgia, where Watson's Magazine is
published, one of the most fiendish
crimes has just been committed" and
which can be traced to religious and
race prejudice. The first "patriot" in
this country was Benedict Arnold,
who according to his own admission
deserted and betrayed the colonial
army because there were so many
Catholics in it
In fact, in every instance where
real patriotism is called for, you will
always find the Catholic loyal to his'
Do the "patriots" ever stop to think
why nine of the sixteen major league
managers in baseball are Catholics,
and in every branch of sport where
ability only counts the Catholics are
always able to hold their own.
Don't it make the "patriots" mad
to see Packey McFarland and Mich
ael Gibbons drag down ?32,500 for 30
minutes work? It makes them mad.