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WILMINGTON DECEMBE R 29, 187o .
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the new cbcsade.
In the Centennial year of our existence
as a Nation, we are threatened with a ma
lignant crusade against the rights of con
science. We fondly thought that the blood
of Catholic and Protestant which filled
the tame bloody fount upon every field
from Bull Run to Appomatox, hid b e
used to baptise anew, the lofty tolerance
which Calvert planted upon the shores 1 f
SL Mary's biy. It would appear
mistaken. An ambitious soldier, greedy
of wealth and power, has blown upon the
smoldering embers of religious fanaticism,
and caused them to flame up again. It is
day, men for
gad reflection that in our
love of office and advance -
ment, would try to give
fatal stab to freedom, as is contemplated
by the secret aooietie*.organized to support
a candidate, pledged to war upon the re
ligious rights of 5,000,000 ot American
citizens. It has to be met, and it behooves
us to prepare for the storm,
acting like the Ostrich of the Arabian des
erts, hiding our heads when the danger is
most immiment, to pretend that the Dem
ocratic party, will not be compelled, by
the Imperialist J unfa, and its Republican
auxilliaries, to accept the gauge of ba tie
thrown into the political arena. How can
it be accepted ? By open and direct avowal
—to stand in the future asinthepasl.by the
constitutional rights of every American
citizen, irrespective of country or creed.
To the right thinking men, who permit
themselves to be borne along with the cur
rent ot Republican pa: tv politics, we must
appeal.—and at once,
is not an outgrowth of the Protestant
churches, the men who organized it,
are adventurers, and are unknown to
the Christian militia of the Churches, who
It would be
The new crusade
are doing their Master's work,according to
their convictions. The pious men of every
denomination, as a rule, are too seriously
lent upon saving their souls, to inflame
the pr^udiees of their people:—or to unjust
ly persecute. To such, we put the question,
-.fill it help you to salvation, to sustain by
tout countenance, a party, which upon a
false issue. is doing its utmost to drift ns
into the appalling danger, not of a reiigi
< a«. bet of a' polemical contest Look
around among your neighbors and ac
quaintances: do you 5nd that the color of
religious belief alters men's nature ? L> it
not preposterous then to curtail the goliti
cil rights of the citizen.been"*e of his faith.
Giant, Blaine, Foster, cl ai. have warned
the nation, that it i« in danger:—that su
perstition. ignorance,. and priestcraft, are
sapping at its foundations, and mast be
prevented from »o doing. Let us talk rea
sonably. Where is poor silly superstition
at work:—where is it to be found ? To
our mind it is the most inocuous element
in our midst, its devotees are mainly silly
girls, who pay their quarters or halves, to
Madame Blanche the great planet reader,
to adviae them upon tbeir love afiairs, or
tell them who carried off their beaux
—or the degraded fetish worshippers <jf
the South, or the dreamers of lucky num
bers for lottery policies, in the purlieus of
the Northern cities, The peril from that
source is represented by the cypher 0. Ig
norance ia a relative term, many an unlet
tered man is quite as intelligent, and has
as keen an appreciation of his rights and
duties, as they who read and write ; it' is
however a very inconsiderable factor, in the
sum of our continued national existence.
There are about four thousand priests in
the United States, twenty cases of their
interference in politics, we believe cannot
he given, out of tbe entire number, some
are intemperate of speech, like tbeir
brethren of other denominations; bnt such
men are never honored or regarded, as
they—who attend to their spiritual affairs,
'fiiere is a sturdy sense of consistency,
almost universal among the Catholic laity,
which, compels clergymen even if not so
minded, to attend solely to their proper
tuission. But the schools are in danger;
how, from what quarter doth the danger
come? Other than sporadic attacks, here
and there, there has been no plotting, nor
notion thought of against them, people
, ' , g , g ,, '
who so charge, should have proof. A
curious instance, of how legislation intend
ang to operate upon a c.ass, some
times afleets the proposer-, is now
being witnessed in New Jersey,
,r j . .. ..
Tne amendment to its constitution pro -1
i.ib»ung sectarian institutions from being
advantaged by pnblie money, has been
held to empower the assessment, and col
lection of tax**, upon every church edi
lice in that State. The hoiy of holies is
urofaned. and great is the in dignation of^
f|n opMptiop, WO ikat
to-kdiP Bu t of public eight, the
treasons, peculations, and wrongs of the
administration of Grant. -He does not
oare a b e u bee ho w a «aa worships Ciod—
only aaqtjaay ensure to biffi another
term of office. aA»s*i instance of his sin
cerity we state, as * fret, some members of
his immediate fhrnfly, are being educated
. j n a Catholic Cohrent within two hours
ride of Wilmington. Good men who love
religion, khd do not desire t» see her spot
less robe dr filed wilh the mire of politics,
Should help'tb stamp out, the kindling
faggots of the pew crusade.
The duty ot the Democracy is plain,
direct, and manifest. Absolute equality of
every creed in the eye of the law, has been
its cardinal doctrine in the past, and it will
be its polar star in the future. We met in
toleiance in fair conflict twenty years ago.
and overthrew it j we will meet it again, and
obl ige ; —it (win*
Senator Kerb isaaid to be an invet
erate reader of newspapers,
suppose he ia greatly Kerr-cerned about
the Kerr-eot notes on his appointments.
The Celluloid jewelry is the newest
out. Well, what's in a name Many a
has engaged himself for life to nurs
ing the baby and making a fire with a
Butler has again appeared in Wash
ington. This time as counsel in the fa
mous Sanborn case . The people have re
newed the insurance policies on their sil
Considerable is being said about the
minute men. We suppose these are the
men who hare high tempered, red-headed
wives, that make them step around to
Gentlemen's shirts are now made
shield shape. We suppose that this is
done to shield their hearts from the at
tacks of love sick maidens who are fair,
fat and forty,
Ben. Franklin was the first to introduce
broom culture into this country—Ex.
Then his is the spirit that receives the
maledictions of hundreds of married m en
daily, who have knots on their heals.
The Christmas holiday* have devel
oped an extraordinarily large crop of
worsted slippers, which adorn the feet of
young men. These young men, we sup
pose, are not so well corned now as they
Li Creme dc la Creme, No. 25 contains
tivepieces of classic music, suitable for ad
vanced players. Sold by J. L. Peters,
529 Broadway, New York.
Pen and PIju, for December, contains
two Christmas stories by Mark Lannox.
Published at 105 and 106 E. 16th St., New
Dr. S. ti. Laws, who has just been
elected President of the State University,
of Missouri, was born in Virginia, and
graduated with honor at Miami Universitv,
The Duke of Cambridge has ordered the
examination of British field officers in the
higher branches of military science, mak
ing efficiency therein the test ef promo
It U rumored in New York religious air
c'.es that Pere Hyacinthe is now en route
to New York, that he has renounced Ro
manism, aud is to have a call from a lead
ing Boston church.
The Marquis of Ripon, who resigned
the office of Grand Master of Masons in
England to join the Roman Catholic
Church, has become leading patron of the
Catholic Club in London.
The Rev. Dr. S. 8. Laws of New Y'ork
city his been elected President of the Uni
versity of the titate of Missouri, to suc
ceed President Read, whose resignation
will take effect July 4,1876.
The Rev. Dr. Cuyler, reckless of accu
racy, says: "This nation is spending more
money for intoxicating drink than for all
the bread it eats, and all the clothes it
wears, and all tbe books it reads, and all
the churches it has ever built."
Mr. Beecher's absence from the dinner
of the New England Soeietv is explained
by the New York Suu to ^iave been be
cause the committSe of invitation, by a
vote of four to two, objected to an invita
tion feing extended to him.
_ ,, , .
Governor Walker, of \ ireima, chair
man of the Committee on Education and
Labor, has appointed Colonel Albert Ord
j wav elerk to hi* Committee. Colonel
Oraway wa; an officer in the federal army,
j and is now a conservative member of the
Richmond City Council and Major of the
First Virginia Regiment, of whieh Gen.
Bradley T Johnson is Colonel
I he Ke\. John Ulendenning, formerly
of Jersey City, has caused the breaking tip
of the Henry, 111,, tfhurch. He asserts his '
innocence: but the manner in which he I
I traduces tne character of men who are op
-1 d , Q h } m> ^ the fact U)at he charg e 8
[ he ^ ji ary p ome roy with wholesale 1
wickedness, proves ffiat John Glendenning
is not, to say this least, a Christian gentle*
' s , ippery pOTtBeoU are appropriate tu
Political MltkMr) . ^ 4 '
Secretary Bristow Presid
shotting upward witlumpi
El-Senator Harlan i- w
the Senatorship from Rlwi; but t
that he ia one of the old Credit Mobilise
crowd i» working against him. ,
The report comes, from New Orieans
that Pinchbeck has given up the fight, and
will resign, in order that his successor may
be cheeen before the present Legislature
Ex-Congressman Niblack and Congress
Holman seem te have about equal
chances for the Demecretic nomination for
Governor of Indiana. Either one would
be a creditable choice.
The Washington correspondent of the
Cincinnati Commercial says that the Presi
dent has in his hands evidence that Secre
tary Fish has inspired newsjmper articles
ugainst him on Cuban questions, and that
Mr. Fish's son-in-hw, Mr. Sidney Webster
attorney of the Spanish government, has
done the work.
There is considerable talk in Mississippi
of amending the Constitution, so that no
citizen can vote in levt he can read and
write, and the Democratic press ia calling
upon the Legislature to prepare such an
amendment for submission to the people.
There is probabfy no simpler, and on the
whole more satisfactory remedy, for the
ills from whieh the body politic is suffering
Congressman Martin I. Townsend, of
Troy, one of the wits on the Ret.ublican
side of the House, is disposed to be face
tious over his humble as-fenment in
Speaker Kerr's committees. He writes to
a friend:—"I was put upon the Committee
on Revolutionary Claims, and Claims of
the War of 1812, so that if any false
proofs were presented I could correct them
from my own memory."
A Man Torn to Pieces by the Cora.
Sunday morning about nine o'clock the
mangled' remains of a man were found
strewed along the track of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad at the Four-mile House,
three miles from Camden Station, Balti
more. When they were first discovered,
it was difficult to determine whether the
remains were those of a human being or
not, as they were so completely mutilated
and ground to pieces by passing trains as
to be almost unrecognizable. The only
portion of the frame which indicated that
the mass had once been a man, was the
lower portion of one leg and the foot.
Word wa« sent to Baltimore at ten o'clock,
and an engine and car dispatched, and tbe
fragments of the body gathered together
and brought to Mount Clare Station, and
placed in a coffin by Mr. John E. Davis,
to await identification, which appeared te
be almost impossible.
Speaker Kerr's Health.
A special dispatch to the New York
Sun says : The health of Speaker Kerr
was such, when he left Washington last
week, as to make his friends solicitious.
Since then the announcement that he has
undertaken a longer journey causes them
ti be more anxious, and it is feared that
the election of a Speaker pro tem. will be
necessary b :fore the work of the House is
fairly inaugurated. The last Speiker
pro. tem. was Pomeroy, of Auburn, N. Y.
i'hepro. tem. Speaker is vested with all
the authority of Speaker, though neither
can change the standing committees. Mr.
Kerr did not, it appears, understand the
force of House rule 108, or he would have
made the committees on public expendi
tures worthy of the important trust c onfided
to them. In the last Congress the Deprrt
ment of Ju-ti-c Committee though organ
ized during that Congress in accordance
with the rule, was a nonentity because
Speaker Blaine chose to have it ao,
A Ringing Protest.
Charles Xordhoff, in the character of a
Methodist layman, enters a ringing protest
against the effort of any Methodist Bishop
to commit the Church to a third term. He
says that Bishop Haven has done a great
deal at the South to widen the breach be
tween Northern and Southern Methodists,
and to weaken the bond of brotherhood
letween the sectionq or at least to increase
causes of irritation. He closes a fetter to
' The Herald' ou the subject by a sharp
complaint of the conduct of Methodist
clergymen, in endeavoring to use their in
fluence at the White House for political
purposes. He says of this course: "It
seems to me dishonorable, and they have
undoubtedly and within my own painful
experience brought contempt and disgrace
upon the Metbooist name by such miscon
duct. In my judgment and in that* of
many other Methodists,the favor in which
our more prominent clergv have been held
at the While House, and consequently in
the departments during a number of years,
ias had an evil influence upon them, and
lias worked badly for the Church. For
my [ art I should be very happy if the
nex' President should prove to "have
unconquerable aversion to all Methodist
clergvmen. It would be a fortunate thing
for tne denomination."
4 Hint that He Has Not Left New
Nothwlthstsndlng the general belief that
t ' le Bo68 i8 P*«*' n I 5 1 1 ?' 8 Christmas at
Havanna, or in a aimillarly congenial spot,
the New York Herald has this tnforma
"Can you tell me," asked the reporter of
Mr. Field, thinking this would be a good
way of getting at the fact, "where a letter
would reach Mr. Tweed i"
'' c 'i r: . ai , 01 *'" replied Mr. Field,promptly;
"all that Is necessary for you to do is to
give your letter'o me, and I guarantee that
!' wiU re , ich h '; »? d « Dswer **
given to it within the period of twentv-four
' "Will i: require a foreign stamp
I United States stamp)" Interrogated the re
"It will require neither," said Mr. Field:
1 'V' 11 p' v . e 'V, 0 » n(1 he
tour*" * l ° Tlfewl " e,s tban
" I wish you would pay s little attention
to what I am saying, sir," roared a lawyer
at an exasperating witness. " I am paying '.
as little as I can," waa the calm reply.
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