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V This Paper Stands For National Unity One Country, One Allegiance, One Flag, One Language, One School; A v Cowardice of Roman Hierarchy VERY 'ABLE and scholarly Protestant minister has been kind enough to 6end to the president of the Free. .Press uelense .League marKea copies oi Our Sunday Visitor and The 'Antidote, calling attention to editorials in those papal mouthpieces which purport to compare the dogmas and politics of popery "with the Chris tian faith of Protestants. Such courtesies from our friends are thankfully appreciated, as it is impossible for those immediately connected with The Menace to see everything that appears in the Roman papers. But prelates and priests of Rome delight to feed their deluded readers on the slop which such editorials contain. If the papal hierarchy honestly thought their dogmas and propaganda were true, they would not fear to defend them in exhaustive noint discussion so readers could have all the facts and all the law fully presented by representatives of both Rome and America. But tney are well aware or tne weakness and absurdity of their doctrines and supersti tions. That is why they dare not accept the repeated courteous and pressing invitation of the Free Press De fense League to joint debate. In March, last year, such an invitation was handed to Cardinal Gibbpns and the issue was tendered through his hands to the entire hierarchy, clergy and membership of the Roman Church throughout America and the world, In October following, the invitation was made more urgent and more sweeping and was personally presented to every prelate enthroned in the United States. Both efforts to bring them to grips were futile. To decline the invitation would mean their exposure 1 and ruin, and to accept it would be their annihilation. S.o they took to the woods. More than 'a hundred of them studiously ignored it. Only tw6 made answer, and they both cringingly evaded the tendered invitation. When Roman priests or newspapers pretend to compare popery with Protestantism, friends of truth should insist on t knowing why they dare not debate the issues. ' this Is KcK&er 420 Aaron, Mlnourl May 17, 1919 SE LEAGUE WINS FREE PRESS DEFEW VICTORY AT BALTIMORE ELECTION " , Candidate for Mayor, Chosen by Archbishop Gibbons, Prince of Popery, Defeated by Landslide of Ten Thousand in Papist Stronghold "Proud Haman Begins to Fall" .Washington Office, .. . Free Press Defense League. Special to The Menace. ; r r ' , Washington, D. 0., May 7. Patriotio forces under 'George W. Waldron swept Baltimdre by ten thousand plu-' rality in yesterday's election. William Broening de feated Williams, the Gibbons candidate for mayor in a landslide. 1 At the end of a campaign that was furiously fought on both sides, the entire patriotio ticket . waa-jelected by safe pluralities 1 despite heavy partisan disadvan tages. GILBERT 0. NATIONS. T outbursts of papist hatred coupled with claims and demands as unjust as they are impossible. . Let the good work go on in other cities as in Baltimore until polit ical popery is fully discredited and compelled to retire before victor! ous Americanism until the free Ipublic and non-sectarian school is safe from assault and persistent corruption by agents of Jesuitism, and law-abiding citizens can exer cise their blood-bought right to free speech without fear of papist mobs "THE KAISER IS AN ANCEL COMPARED TO PROHIBITION THUGS, SAYS WESTERN CATH C Priest Foley, Fanatical Fenian and Editor, of Booze-Advocating Papist Sheet, Goes Wild Over Law Enforcement in Virginia The Western Catholic- has no use for drunkenness of any kind I The bigot is drunk with hatred of his fellowman be cause the fellowman sees fit to worship God in his own way. The fanatic would destroy even his country to attain his end because be is drunk with dope moro deadly than , drink I I . The prohibitionist is a combination of both the bigot and the fanatic with this addition he thinks ho is called upon to promulgate a new commandment cor rect the mistakes of Christ and In so doing plunge our country into riots, bloodshed and murder I - Do you know what is in store for America t Do yon realize that the kaiser " - is an angol compared to the prohibition thugs 1 ' I HE FOREGOING outburst by 'iFather" Foley, editor of the Italian pope's West ent Catholic, which is issued at Quincy; 111., seems to be ceca ls oned bv the awrravating fact that Vhe "dry" law is being vigorously enforced in thd state of old Vir ginia. . The "prohibition thugs" who call down the Irish ire of frenzied Foley are officers of the law whof'go the limit of its provisions to en force its requirements. Foley filings from pro-booze sheets to thow that the stood name of. Vir ginia is being injured by such pro cedure. It is "the intemperance of pro hibition" to actually prohibit the RirmzelinEr of booze into prohibited territory. Such as Foley used to scorn the kind of "prohibition that did not prohibit;" but now that the law is m actual operation ne u equally dissatisfied with prohibi t ion that does prohibit. It is the prohibitive qualities prohibition that vex his pious soul to the f1 stent of making him yearn lor tne angeiic ruiersnip oi a Kai ser', who would not be so inconsid erate as a "heretical" democracy. This Irish agent of. the Italian pope seems to be wholly disgusted with the way the American peo; run their affairs, enact their laws, and enforce them. Like Cardinal ' Gibbons, a more eminent agent o: the same autocrat, he is for genu ine temperance temperate moderate boozing, temperate moderate law enforcement, very temperate treatment of which has always been the able aistant of Borne. - And the has-been kaiser. He is anirelic because the reigning pope, his fellow autocrat, is so exceeding ly "godly" as to be God's vice gerent and His exclusive adminis trator of all affairs on earth,! Both are so much better than these ' ' pro hibition tiroes" that it makes Fqley frantic, to think about prac tical prohibition in a world whicl the pope and kaiser might rule in partnership with ; temperate wet ness and temperate piety. ' There is admittedly a' dope that is more deadly than drink; butthe , two are so inseparable as to find common champions in the rummy representatives of Rome and in the egates of liquor. Roman dope and rummy drink can be drawn from the 6ame cask' when you tap a toper or find Foley leaking the contents of his f everish imagination. ; New commandments are very distasteful to persons and powers which have hoped to do all the commanding and control commerce or their own profit The idea of a democracy adopting a command ment without regard to the auto cratic papacy; of commanding so briety with the sanction of law: and of enforcing that command ment to the inconvenience and loss of and and and rum of pope and priests; is too much for endurance. But Foley is equal to the occa sion. He condemns those who make and apply such nefarious laws in good, strong language, They are thugs, bigots, fanatics, They are drunk on dope which is more deadly than drink, and drunk with hatred of their fellow man whom they scparato from booze with total disregard for his thirst. They plunge our country, into riots, bloodshed, and murder. That's what they do. They arc un-nice. If there is anything else the matter with them, Priest Foley would have mentioned it. I VERY WIDE-AWAKE Am erican will rejoice with the patriots of Baltimore at this surprising and more than satisfactory defeat of political pop ery in the very home of its most astute and hitherto most successful manager. . ' The victory is comparable to that of the Italian people who sixty years ago beat back the legions of Pope Pius IX and entered Rome to depose that despot and set up a civil government in United Italy. And mere scraps Of paper 3id it ballots that fall as gently as snowfiakes but work transforma- Papal Authority in the Unfted States K RECENT CONVERSATION with half a dozen American citizens of mature years and eminent oil- -ture and scholarshii). an official of the Free Press Defense League was stating the law of the Roman church . 4 which controls the marriage, education and other personal and property rights of Roman Catholics in this country, when one of the gentlemen inquired with manifest inter- : est wnetner or not our government recognizes xne ngm oi . the papal government thus to intrude its law and set up its institutions in the heart of this republic. , No doubt , many of our best citizens condone this monstrous invasion 7y of our country by an alien government because our govern- , ment does not formally authorize that invasion or recog nize its existence. ' But -it is the invasion itself that strikes at the very. essence of our national sovereignty. Formal recognition by our public authorities would not greatly aggravate the wrong. It is by permitting this alien intrusion rather : than by recognizing it that our government comes short v of protecting our national rights and liberties. When Roman prelates and priests break up virtuous homes and families of American citizens by the canon law, it is no defense to say that our executives and courts do not recognize that law. "When fifty colleges and universi ties operate ana corner degrees in tins country oy virtue) of a charter from the pope, it is no .protection to our insti tutions to say that American law does not recognize a charter from the pope. When canon law vests in the papal government title to real and personal property in America worm several Duiions oi aoiiars, ine peru anu outrage upon our people consists in permitting such title rather than in formally recognizing it. Papal usurpation every where is in large measure lawless. It is not expressly authorized by secular authority, but is merely ignored' and permitted in violation of law and of civil authority.! Rome is invading this country, not because we have aii-i and RomanCaolic boycott. , thorized the invasion, put because we are asieep. . . 01 PRIEST DEFIES BID REFUSES TO Typical Example of Ecclesiastical Arrogance at ML Vernon In Habit of Doing As He Pleases Without Fear of Arrest . OF HEALTH 1 OBEY MUH1CIPAL RECULATIONS, Mulhane," seems to Holy Namers Fighting School Bills O-N SUNDAY AFTERNOON, May 3, the Roman Catholic Holy Name Society of Baltimoro and Washington met in Gonaaga Hall, in the national capital. Divers and sundry Irish priests and laymen cele brated mass and delivered, the usual type of Irish ha- rangues. A message irom Cardinal (iibbons was delivered wherein he congratulated the society on its success in pro moting papal ambitions in politics and religion. ' Roman Catholics claim that about eighty churches m the Gibbons archdiocese were represented in the gather ing. A resolution was passed m opposition toihe Towner Smith educational measure left pending in congress at the adjournment of the recent session. Patriots will remem ber that this measure provided for co-operation of the Li 1 L i A1. il. - 1 LA- J 1 ' national government , witn too respective states in tne lm provement of public schools throughout the country. . Of course, the Roman Catholic Church, as the inveter ate foe of education, is determined that no such step 'shall be taken. That "church" , is always and .everywhere planted squarely across the path of any movement de signed to secure better educational facilities for all the people. . In Massachusetts, in Nebraska, in Texas, and in other states, the Roman hierarchy has diligently moved every subservient political factor during the legislative sessions now" closing to prevent improvement of the state school systems. Tne committee on education m the Massachu setts legislature on April 29 granted Roman priests oppor tunity to air their objections to a school bill there pendW. An lnsn priest and two Irish laymen appeared before the committee for that purpose, but with what success remains to be determined. Rome loves darkness rather than light because her deeds are evil. . - so all the Public schools are given a little more attention due them since German j has demonstrated what "kultur" and foreign propaganda can da The Catholic R$giiter denounces a methodist minister at Jamestown, N6w York, for sajdng that Protes tantism and democracy were born together. But history, attests the truth of the minister's statement. Civil, and rettgious liberty are in separable.".': , ' ; ,., When will Rome finish telling the publie that the pope was not secretly an ally of the kaiser and the sultan during the wart The enthroned papal bishop of Savan nah, Georgia, has just issued a pas toral , letter . declaring 'that his crowned sovereign pontiff was not in secret collusion with the other crowned sovereign autocrats;. (' I these prelate have not yet .con vinced the Roman Catholics . o: their respective sees that the p6pe was neutral, bow long will it take them to convince Americans f tions beyond the possibilities of force. It will now bo interesting to observe how the rawlcss and tur bulent partisans, of "Slippery im" accept their humiliating de- eat in a contest where they had all the advantage but that of right and justice ' There was nothing loo vile for papists to do or say about the can didates who dared oppose the oily, archbishop and his political plans or retaining papist control of the city and its patronage. Baltimore newspapers, controlled long by Gibbons and his gang, went beyond the limit of abuso for who were brave enough to raise issue between haughty Roman ism and democratie Americanism. Those Baltimore Americans who fa vored the' choice of, public servants who beticvo in American traditions and institutions were blatantly bawled out as "bigots" who were ttacking religion1 because they were defending decency and sup porting honest government Baltimore papist! were so fren zied asy to write numerous letters to The Menace, telling about that 'arch-bieot Waldron" whom thev were' about to1 putW of business with ah avalanche 'of papist votes. What Mr. Waldron had done to call down all this wrath upon his devoted head, was to establish a branch of he Free Press Defense League and work consistently for a city government in harmony with the aspirations and rights of patriotic citizens, y k We may expect '4hat the new government of Baltimore will have much to contend with in its home cleaning and fun? Ration of that priest-ridden ar$ 'cardinal-controlled municipality but such is the burden thrusi. ftpon honest peo- evil until it reaches arrogant and intolerant proportions. We may also expect a like revolt of American " civilization against the'ruinous rule of Rome in other American cities, .h6 tmie is "P and conditions demand it. More- NB "Father priest of popery ' take precedence of .all other "city dads" in the munici pality of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The unwed father has the habit of ve toing regulations made by the nru nicfpal board of health with im munity from arrest or law enforce ment. When, in March, those officials ordered discontinuance of public meetings on account of the prevail ing epidemic of influenza, Priest Mulhane displayed his arrogant contempt of their resonable regu lation by uttering his defiance in a local paper which consisted of ten items, the tenth of which reads as follows in The Republican News: ' over the temper othe people has been altered by a war that resulted from Jesuit diplomacy and the set tlepient o which; is yet delayed by (10) In conclusion, I tz to lUte, with nil due deference to city authority, I propose, unless luiulored by higher authority, to hold two brief Borvices, Sundav. of not more than thirty minutes ach. Last lali, x was inrtawneo. wiui arrest for tuch. I am now better pre pared to meet such an unpleasant issue, should It be necessary. I am no "slacker." i L. W. MULHAKE. Mt. Vernon, Ohio, March 15, 1919. - It would be difficult to imagine a more defiant expression of con tempt for civil authority than this typical act of studied lawlessness,' bv an aeent of alien popery. He would ignore the order is sued by competent authority for the health and common welfare of tho community tmless hindered by hiaher authority. The ML Vernon board of health is not high enough authoritv ' for such an exalted agent of the Italian pope as him self to heed. His own ecclesiastical authority will take no orders from civil of ficials. They are too far beneath him They threatened him witn arrest last fall. He showed them then, and he will show them again. He will show them, H necessary, that a priest of Rome is of superior rank to American civil officers, for he is "now better prepared to meet sush an unpleasant issue. That is what we should call put ting it strong and straight. Priest Mulhane is certainly no slacker when it comes to serving his pope by running his joss house in de fiance of American law. It still remains to be seen whether the au thorities are slackers, or whether they will maintain the majesty o: American law by its adequate en f orcement in this particularly ;ag- grav&ted case. If the authorities of Mt. Vernon are not slackers they will see that the proper executive takes Father Mulhane by the slack of his sacer dotal uniform and deposit him in the city bastile for a season of me ditation. - Whether they do it or not will determine the quality of manhood with which they dignify or disgrace their office. The moral effect of Mulhane 's attitude is indicated, by the follow ing from a Mt. Vernon newspaper of St. Patrick's day, or two days aftr hi Ifcw-deiying 'otitbrEak: "'. Oity health officials' had taken no ac tion Monday afternoon regarding the holding of two short services s,t St. Vin cent De Paul's Catholie church, In disre gard of the influenza ban placed on the city a week ago Sunday, as announced in an open letter by ins hot. latner Mulhane. It was stated Monday afternoon by Mayor Balr, however, that an executive session of the health board will be held tonight. , What action, if any that may be taken will depend on the outcome of this meeting. Local merchants were talking some Monday of opening their stores in de fiance of,' the ban's provision if the health board takes no action in this case. No definite decision had been made, how ever. Merchants, who had been decent enough to respect and obey sani tary regulations,- began to talk about following the priest's. exam ple when they saw how readily he got by - the restraints that were placed upon all for the common good. Anarchy begets anarchy, and lawlessness fosters contempt of just authority. And the same papers from which these items, are clipped tell of numerous deaths from the epi demic which tne authorities were trying to check. By the next day, March 18, the board of health began to talk about the propriety of prosecuting Mul hane : but, while some were strong ly in favor of prosecution, others were bitterly opposed to such ac tion. There must be a few "good Catholics" on the board. If not, there are certainly some good tools in or close to that extremely timid body. , . Some were in favor of lifting the ban entirely as a convenient means of getting by a disagreeable situa tion. The city health officer, a physician, resigned in disgust; but the mayor would not accept his, resignation. ,Then, on .. March 20, " xl I c: ri. - J I . i: ' me Dan was uixea ana prosecution authorized provided the attorney;! general of tho state would ad visa that a charge could be sustained in,' tho courts. On April . 10 charges were filed! against Mulhane, but these wero found "faulty" eleven days later, and were withdrawn. Perhaps' they were not drawn trp in con-, formity with the "higher author-1 ity" - and requirements of th! pope's canon law. And there the matter rests, so far as we have been able to learn. with the law and health regnla-J tions of an American -city defied and set aside by the agent of a foreign corporation which busies itself breaking down the rules of action which a free people have or- darned for the ' public good and common welfare, leans mado of who allow one petty priest of popery to bluff an entire community with such a display ot1 arrogant outlawry! V I Another snuff little fortune ha. slipped from the closing clutches on the Roman religion-Ior-revcnue so- called church. A Mrs. Ginty, ofj Portland, Ore., was prevailed upon, shortly before her death, to will property valued at $20,000 to Priest Ceslctti for "charitable purposes." Mrs. Ginty subse-J quently changed her mind, : con cluding that her relatives needed her money more than the priest! She made another will leaving, the-, property to her brothers and sis ters. CesletU contested the new will, as usual, but the " relatives and rightful heirs won. , A Worthy Paper's Fight for Freedom ; READERS OF THIS PAPER are generally aware ' that the Christian Science Monitor is one of the ablest and most fearless of the few daily newspav pers ; which handle the papal question free fr,oni Jesuit meddling or ecclesiastical intimidation. ;.; ' From newspaper reports of the suit brought against directors by members of the Christian Science church it is evident that part, if not the greater part, of the attack J T-VI 1 -1 - is mauQ upon jMiiior juixou ox me juutihot ' Nothing would please Rome more than to cripple the , publishing business of the Christian Science church, and1 A especially tne paper so abiymanagea Dy Mr.uixon. Friends of The Menace ana of the Monitor would ) therefore do well to carefully consider and defer judgment concerning anything appearing to the detriment of the Christian Science body or its publications in the inane-?. diate future. v v Beware Jesuit use of existing conditions, for the pope's axe hangs over the Monitor as it does over every; publication which is outspoken in regard to the papacy. '