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    March 13, 1902.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
A STRANGE WOMAN
She Made a Prophecy Which Has
Come True
0r Fcnr Yoars Ago Sh Told a Young
(iirl What Would Come to Pan and
r
Gt Ilfr nre of Advlc
"More than four years ago, an un
known lady came up to me and toW
me something which has made me
very happy," said Miss Mary Lyle Mc
Lachlan of No. 72 E. Third street.
South, Salt Lake City, Utah, to a re
porter. "Yes, it was a prophecy and it came
true and I shall always be grateful to
her for the advice she gave me," she
continued. "From the time I was thir
teen years old until shortly after I
saw this women I was miserable. Ev
ery month I suffered horribly and I
became weak and run down. My hea l
ached. I couldn't eat and I had a very
severe cough all the time. I could
scarcely stand, and took fainting spells
and was always dizzy and tired. Be
sides this my liver and kidneys were
affected.
"You can readily see." she went on,
"that I couldn't get much pleasure out
of life. Then this lady, whom I never
saw before or since, came up to me
and to!d me that she knew how I felt
and advised me to take Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People, for they
had cured her daughter who had been
in a condition like mine. I took the
pills and was better before I finished
the first box. I am entirely well now,
but I always keep them on hand and
take them whenever I do not feel as
good as usual."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People will not only cure cases sim
ilar to that of Miss McLachlan, but,
containing as they do, all the elements
necessary to give new life and richness
to the blood and restore shattered
nerves, they have proved efficacious in
a wide range of diseases. They are an
unfailing sfpecific for such diseases as
locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St.
Vitus' dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheu
matism, nervous headache, the after
effects of the grip, palpitation of the
heart, pale and sallow complexions,
and all forms of weakness, either in
male or female. Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People are sold by all
dealers or will be sent postpaid on re
ceipt of price. 50 cents a box; six
boxes, two dollars and a half, by ad
dressine Dr. Williams Medicine Com
pany Schenectady, N. Y.
declared: "I shall fight these treaties
to the bitter end. They are wrong In
principle and ruinous In practice. The
republican party made a mistake n
suggesting reciprocity In its platform
and in enacting a reciprocity law."
After a favorable report by the sen
ate committee on foreign relations,
Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Island,
(anxious for his novelty constituents)
moved that the matter be referred to
the finance committee; and, although
Mr. Kasson secured an extension of
time for ratification to save some of
the treaties from defeat, they were
never allowed to come to a vote, and
perished before they were born. The
senate adjourned, and Mr. Kasson re
signed in disgust. Reciprocity is de
fined in the Standard Dictionary as
"mutual equality of rights and ben
efits." In modern journalism It is fre
quently styled "a sickly republican
twin."
A STAUNCH HOME COMPANY
ORGANIZED IN OMAHA; OFFI
CERED BY NEBRASKANS; IN
VESTMENTS IN NEBRASKA
SECURITIES.
THE BANKERS RESERVE LIFE
Has Demonstrated the Value
Building Up Nebraska Institu
tions in Nebraska.
WILL HAVE NONE OF IT
Kpnbllran Have Repudiated Their Plat
form on Reciprocity That Was Made
to Catch Votes
There Is no denying the fact that
there is an uproar In the republican
r-qms from one end of the country to
the o'her. So many men are dissatis
fied T. ith the enormously high tariff
rates even among those who have al
ways voted the republican ticket that
the leaders are frightened. What
m..st l;e done? This dissatisfaction was
noticpable before the last republican
national convention and to allay it,
the reciprocity section was placed in
the platform. Now that chicken has
come home to roost, and the tariff
grabbers refuse to recognize it, boldly
declaring that it does not belong on
their premises at all. Mr. Kasson ne
gotiated several reciprocity treaties
and they were sent to the senate and
never have been heard of since. It was
a patriotic effort to increase our com
merce and gain an outlet for the pro
duction of American farms. But as
soon as the successful effort to make
these treaties became known to the
tariff grabbers, they sent up a fright
ened cry from one end of the land to
the other. Manufacturers asserted
that the reduction on cotton knit
goods meant irreparable injury. A pa
per factory in Lee, Mass., was in an
agony of despair at the prospect of a
reduction in the paper schedule. The
gentle shepherds from Ohio, pasturing
sheep on $100 an acre land and of the
Rocky mountains, where government
ranges can be had for nothing, raised
a mighty shout at the enormity of 20
per cent reduction on wool. Under
the Dingley act the finer Andean
fleeces were practically prohibited, an.!
the reduction would be welcome to
manufacturers. California protestfd
because West Indian fruits were to
compete with her own.
The most amusing objection came
from novelty factories in Providence
and Attleboro. which are supported 'jy
kindly disposed customers who char
ifhly tx themselves some 65 per cent.
They addressed the New England con
gressmen as follows:
"Should the French treaty be rati
fied, the home market will again be
crowded with foreign-made goods:
and to compete with the same labor,
which enters largely into the produc
tion, must necessarily be the sufferer.
"In 1S97 we petitioned for a tariff
of ,75 per cent. The enactment of the
Di tgley bill fixed the rate at 65 per
cei t. which does not fully reach the
poi H of equalization.
"To now infringe on that percent
age even l.per cent would be a blow
at labor and the persons dependent on
the jewelry industry. We earnestly ap
peal to you to use your utmost en
deavor to have the treaty rejected."
The Home Market club, our indus
trial Mentor, not believing that Presi
dent McKinley was guilty of such
heresy until his last message to con
gress, beean to pass resolutions. Tf
thought that the wool reduction was
an outrage, for the wool schedule whs
arranged after a long conference "be
tween the growers and the manufac
turers." It is not apparent from this
statement that the question of revenu?
or of consumer's interests was of any
consequence in this matter. The or
ganization further declared that the
treaties "are not based upon the true
principle of reciprocity, which is the
exchange on favorable terms of dis
similar and non-competing products,
and that, on the contrary, they are
based on the principle of free trade,
and will introduce a damagine. if not
ruinous, competition. In addition to
this they disturb the harmony of ad
justment between industries, which Is
an Important characteristic of the tar
iff law, and will therefore Introduce
..viy. )npfinqHtfp? as to -unfavorably af-
STATE COMMITTEE
Meeting: Called for March 19 General
Con far nee Also to be Held He
formers Inrited
Members of the people's independent
party state central committee are
hereby notified that a meeting of said
committee will be held in the city of
Lincoln on Wednesday, March 19, 1902,
for the purpose of determining, if
deemed advisable at such time, the
time and place of holding the pop
ulist state nominating convention; and
for the transaction of such other busi
ness as may properly come before
such committee.
C. Q. DE FRANCE, Chairman.
Lincoln, Neb.
In addition to mailing a letter to
each member of the state central com
mittee, containing in substance toe
call above, Chairman De France has
sent letters of invitation to a larg
l umber of energetic populists over
the state asking them to attend the
meeting, including the chairman and
secretary of each county central com
mittee, populist editors, and those
who have been foremost in the party
councils in the past. Besides the com
mittee meeting proper, which is set
lor 3 o'clock p. m., Wednesday, it is
expected that a general conference of
populists and democrats will be held
(Chairman Hall and Vice Chairman
Scott of the democratic committee
having called a meeting of their com
mittee for the same day) some time
during the day. No definite line of ac
tion is mapped out for this confer
ence, but it is expected that arrange
ments will be made for some needed
work to be done between now and the
time of the state conventions, espe
cially in the way of strengthening th3
reform papers of the state.
It is expected that the populist edi
tors in attendance will meet and ef
fect the temporary organization of an
editorial association and fix the time
for a future meeting when the asso
ciation can be made permanent.
Chairman De France has made ap
plication for reduced rates on the
railroads, but the request has not been
granted at this writing. Although
the date fixed may be a little too late
in the spring to expect the best at
tendance, The Independent hopes to
see a large number of the old guard
present and believes that much goo.!
can be accomplished by discussing the
situation generally and perfecting a3
far as possible plans for the coming
campaign
HOW THE BOERS FIGHT
Ride Down and Overwhelm the British
The American Mule Takes a Hand
in the Rumpus
Telegrams received from Klerks
dorp describing the attack upon and
capture by the Boers, February 24, at
a point southwest of Klerksdorp, of
467 British soldiers, who were acting
as convoy to an empty wagon train,
show that General Delarey laid bis
plans with consummate care and pre
cise knowledge of the ground.
The third Boer attack upon the con
voy was delivered from various points,
and was most determined.
By sheer recklessness they sough
to ride down and overwhelm the Brit
ish defense. The British guns shelled
the charging Boers, but nothing
stopped their onslaught, which was
delivered with unusual impetus. The
convoy of mules was subjected to a
heavy fire and. deserted by the native
drivers, the mules stampeded, putting
many of the defenders temporarily out
of action and causing the wildest con
fusion. For two hours the British held out.
They then divided and were over
whelmed. A few minutes of cautious
fighting and all was over. The Boers
galloped along the line, firing at every
man who showed the slightest ten
dency to resist, until they reached and
captured the guns. In the excitement
the Northumberland Fusiliers, who
had been cut off succeeded in fighting
their way out for some distance. When
their ammunition became exhausted
they charged with bayonets, but were
speedily overpowered.
By 7 o'clock in the morning all re
sistance was at an end. The dead and
wounded were scattered all over the
field. Broken wagons and panic-stricken
horses and mules made a scene of
Indescribable confusion. Not until
General Delarey came in person was
anything like order restored.
The Latest Wonder
Signor Marconi's three dots sent
across the Atlantic without wires elic
ited much technical criticism, but his
latest exploit in sending a six-word
message over 1,551 miles of interven
ing space is not open to the same sort
of objection. If six words may be
thus transmitted, why not 6,000. Who
is to set bounds to a system of inter
communication so cheap in operation,
so elemental in construction, and in
stallation? This latest wonder in elec
trical transmission is, in effect, but a
single unfamiliar phase of the vast
question of modern electrical development.-
The earlier ; telegraph Instru
ments have gone out of date; ' why
should telegraph wires and cables lin-
B. H. Robison, president of the
Bankers' Reserve Life association,
when interviewed by a Bee reporter in
the elegant home office of the asso
ciation in the McCague building, af
ter showing with some pride a dozen
applications for new policies received
in a single mail, said:
"We founded this company upon a
theory which I believed was sure to
win. Having been actively identified
with life insurance in the west for
more than a quarter of a century, I
saw plainly that the principle upon
which our people were operating was
fundamentally wrong.
"Life insurance companies are sav
ing institutions. The funds of these
companies are the surplus savings of
their patrons. They c.e not only the
largest trust companies in the world,
but their earnings and reserves be
long to the policy holders. They can
not honestly be diverted from the sin
gle purpose of indemnity and kindred
dividends.
"Now, I saw from the reports of the
department of insurance that Nebraska
was contributing $1,500,000 a year to
non-resident corporations for a little
over $300,000 a year indemnity. In
other words, while beneficiaries re
ceived $300,000, the people at large
were every year piling up $1,200,000
in eastern money vaults, never to be
returned.
"It therefore occurred to me that
the prosperous, intelligent people of
Nebraska would see at once the im
portance of stopping this debilitating
draught upon the commercial vital
ity of the state. There is only on?
way to put an end to this state of af
fairs: Build up home companies.
"Therefore the Bankers' Reserve was
organized and it immediately appealed
to our own people to aid in the pur
poses of its organization. The alien
companies quickly apprehended the
danger and they have unremittingly
fought its progress at every step.
"Nevertheless, our growth has been
steady, rapid, phenomenal, our death
losses, owing to the extraordinary care
taken in accepting risks, has been far
below that of any American company.
We have passed the $4,000,000 mark
and last year we had a premium in
come of over $100,000.
"The people have shown the appre
ciation of the efforts of the manage
ment. Our advisory board of 400 of
the best citizens of the state is a source
of power and a conservative element
in our progress and a protection from
imposition.
"We are very grateful to the loyal
people of this state for their cordial
support and they will be glad to know
that we are reaching out into other
states. By the end of the year 1902
we shall have from $5,000,000 to $6,
000,000 at risk and a premium income
of $200,000. All our investments are
made in Nebraska; our securities are
deposited with the insurance depart
ment at Lincoln and we are directly
under the supervision of the depart
ment. "I can give profitable employment to
100 good underwriters. The company
is a pronounced success. It is one of
the financial forces of the state.
"We wish to push its business with
all the energy possible. We invite the
continued confidence and co-operation
of the people and we promise to merit
their approval month by month and
year by year.
"We desire to engage ten special,
general and state agents to organize
- e states. Will give active
successful producers or experienced
organizers good territory and extra
liberal terms. Address,
BANKERS' RESERVE LIFE,
' OMAHA.
ing to the original thirteen states at
the time of the adoption of the con
stitution. All our acquisitions have so
far been organized into territories
with forms of local self-government
with two exceptions. Indian Terr
tory is still governed by congress. But
it has its courts and county and mu
nicipal organizations and much of the
machinery of self-government has been
created, it only remaining to provide
for a legislature and a delegate in
congress, when the territorial govern
or i ment will be complete. On June 10
1896, congress declared it to be its
policy to establish a full local govern
ment for the territory and this policy
is sure to be put into effect at an early
day. Alaska, of all our acquisitions
was, perhaps, least fitted for a terri-
IMPERIALISM DANGEROUS
When Conrress Assumes Power Not
Granted" In the Constitution a New
Form ef Gorernxnent Arises
The question of retaining the Phil
ippines seems to be closed so far as
the present administration is con
cerned. Against much strenuous ar
gument and opposition the administra
tion and congress have persisted 3n
their purpose to make our hold upon
the islands secure. Whether this pol
icy shall be abandoned or not will de
pend upon the future action of our
people in the exercise of their sov
ereign right to rule.
Just now two very practical qxies-
tions are demanding a thorough and
careful consideration, viz: May we,
under the federal constitution and
consistently with our ideals and form
of government, rule the Philippines as
colonies, or must we ..first .organize
them Into territories preparatory to ul
timate statehood? And, secondly.
how may and ought we to deal with
those Islands In order to accomplish
the most for the Filipinos and our
Hitherto but one course has been
TiHth T-ofprpnrP to acnufret
iiftd,
torial government and as a conse
quence, its government was retained
by congress from the date of the treaty
of purchase in 1867 to May 17. 188 .
when self-government was given, ex
cepting that no legislature was created
and no .deleeate in congress was pro
vided for; but, inasmuch as all the
laws of the state of Oregon so far as
they were applicable and not in con
flict with those of congress relating tj
the territory, were extended over Alaj
ka and made operative therein, no ur
gent need of a legislature exists. As
the territory shall become more geu
erally populated, thus affording ma
terial for a law-making body, this
branch of a territorial government will
naturally come into existence. In tho
natural course of events a territorial
government will be followed by one
or more states. ". Immediately follow
ing the purchase of Alaska, towit
July 27, 1868, the laws of congress
were extended , to the then unorgan-;
ized territory. No act of congress was
adopted at any time, extending the
constitution to Alaska, presumably be
cause it was never deemed necessary
Congress, a creature of the constitu
tion, could not consistently assume
the power to make laws in a territory
outside of the pale of the constitution
creating it. It would be futile for the
creature to attempt to enlarge or ex
tend the scope of its creator's powerr
Yet that is what congress has recently
been trying to do, assisted by the su
preme court. Yet in the case of Alas
ka it has never been asserted by any
respectable authority that the consti
tution did not "follow the flag" into
that territory without any act of con
gress so declaring. But it does not
"follow the flag" into the Philippines,
for there free speech- and exercise of
the right of petition are high treason,
while the right of trial by jury is de
nied. It was left to a modern supreme
court, influenced as it is by the imper
ialistic tendencies of organized capi
talism, to declare the remarkable doc
trine that Porto Rico is domestic for
many purposes, but foreign for some;
under the constitution for some pur
poses, but outside of it for others; yet
that congress has plenary power to
govern the island, and may even enact
a valid extra constitutional tariff sys
tem for her. Congress is a remark
able body, higher than the constitu
tion, possessing powers over territory
and people not subject to the consti
tution; yet congress was created by
that same constitution; a clear case
of the creature being greater than its
creator.
There is yet more ancient evidence
of the existence of a firmly established
policy to first organize territories and
then states out of territory not within
the original thirteen members of the
union. The ordinance of July 13, 1787,
for the government of the Northwest
Territory provided first for territorial
organization, intended to be tempo
rary, and after for the creation of not
less than three and not more than five
states and that whenever any such de
fined territory should have a popula
tion of 60,000 free inhabitants, it
should be entitled to admission into
the union of states upon an equal foot
ing with the original states. The
fundamental principles of many of the
important features of the ordinance
were perpetuated by the federal con
stitution. (Art. VI.) By act of con
gress in 1805 the people of the terri
tory of Orleans became entitled to all
the rights, privileges and advantages
secured by the ordinance to the inhabi
tants of the Northwest Territory. But
the supreme court has held that the
provisions of the ordinance became in
operative when the territories became
states. (3 How., 589.)
To the Louisiana purchase (1803)
and the Spanish cession of Florida
(1819) was extended the same policy
Territorial organizations were formed
as speedily as circumstances required
and in due time the territories be
cames states in the union. By tin;
third article of the treaty ceding Lou
isiana the inhabitants of the country
became entitled to the rights and
privileges of citizens of the United
States. The treaty ceding Florida
contained the stipulation that the in
habitants "shall be incorporated into
the union of the United States as soon
as may be consistent with the prin
ciples of the federal constitution and
admitted to the enjoyment of the priv-
ilexes, rights and immunities of the
citizens of the United States." Under
art. VI. of the constitution, all trea
ties duly made, became part of the
"supreme law of the land." In order to
carry these treaties into effect but
one course was open to congress in
dealing with these earliest territorial
acquisitions. They were entitled to
the same treatment as had already
been provided for the territory prev
iously ceded by Great Britain in the
treaty of 1783 to the original states
and by them to the federal govern
ment later.
The fundamental thought underly
ing the government of the inhabitants
of the union was self-government. The
idea was to leave each commonwealth
as free as possible to manage its own
affairs, unrestricted by the federation.
Hence only limited powers were
sxanted by the states to the union In
framine- the federal constitution. Un
fortunately the framers of that impor
tant instrument failed to foresee the
magnitude of our future westward
growth and therefore neglected to
specifically and in unequivocal lan
guage provide for the management of
territory to be acquired. All questions
that might arise in relation thereto
might have been anticipated and pro
vided for In the constitution, but they
were not. In short, the grant of power
over future acauisitions was and is
uncertain and inadequate. Long be
fore this an amendment ought to have
TREATMENT
AT HO
Dr. Hartman's Free Advice to WomenA Generous
Offer to The Afflicted.
CwTMiss.A. f) sf MIMLME ft)
Secretary Illinois Woman's Alliance.
Miss A. Brady, Corresponding Secre
tary Illinois Woman's Alliance, writes
from 2725 Indiana avenue, Chicago, 111.:
"Last year from continued strain in
literary work I became very much ex
hausted, my nerves seemed to give way,
and I had backache, headache and seri
ous indigestion. One of my friends sug
gested that I try Peruna. It certainly
acted like magic on my system.
"Within ten days I felt new life and
health given me, and by taking an occa
sional dose off and on when I feel extra
tired, I keep my system in perfect
order." Miss A. Brady.
Miss Millie Baker writes from 290 East
Ohio street, Chicago, 111. :
. ul suffered for years with weakness
peculiar to women, severe bearing-down
pains, and continual headache.
"After using five bottles of Peruna I
was as well and strong as ever.'' Miss
Millie Baker.
Mrs. Nellie Blyler, 070 W. Twentieth
street, Chicago, 111., President of the
Ladies of the G. A. R., has the following
to say about Peruna :
Gentlemen "I recommend Peruna
especially for women as it promptly
cures the weakness of our sex and will
always be sure to give satisfaction."
MRS. NELLIE BLYLER.
Mrs. WT. A. Allison, Assist. Matron of
Peoples' Hospital 758 Sheffield avenue,
Chicago, 111., writes :
have bad frequent opportunities
to observe the wonderful curative ef
fects of Peruna. it alleviates pain
and soreness, Increases the appetite
and so tones up the entire system th&t
the patient quickly regains strength
ami health.1' -Mrs. W. A. Allison,
Free Home Advice.
In view of the great multitude of
women suffering ' from some form of
female disease and yet unable to flrul
any cure, Dr. tiartman, the renowned
specialist on female catarrhal dis
eases, his announced his willingness
to direct the treatment of as many
cases as make application to him
during the summer months without
charge.
Those wishing to become patienta
should address The Peruna Medicine
Co., Columhus, Ohio.
ery emergency. Then no perplexing
tangle would have been encountered
over Porto Rico and the Philippines,
leading to an unsatisfactory decision
by a divided court and to the usurpa
tion of power by congress. We have
been prone to consider our constitu
tion perfect. But there is danger in
this omission to specifically provide
for the government of acquired terri
tory. There is too much room for
construction and the claiming of infer
ential powers by congress. There is
danger when congress assumes powers
not expressly granted or incidental to
express grants of power.
W. L. HAND.
Kearney, Neb.
The Boers' Prayer
God of the few who dare to stand
Defending here their native land,
Their homes and all they love so well,
Against the powers of death and hell,
Be with us in the desp'rate fight.
And give the vict'ry to the right!
Lord! bless the flag we have unfurled
Against the robbers of the world.
The fleets and armies of the strong,
Who come to do Thy people wrong,
To rob our freemen of their lives,
Enslave our daughters and our wives!
O Thou who wert our fathers' shield
On Leyden's walls, on Irvy's field.
Grant that their sons may still be f res!
Aid us in our extremity!
O Lord and Father of us all.
Let not the cause of freedom fall!
Lord, in the day of battle, be
With them that put their trust in
Thee!
Defend our helpless ones from harm!
And strengthen Thou Thy servants'
arm!
O God of Battles! guide the fight,
And give the vict'ry to the right!
Henry II. Harrison.
SLANDERING LINCOLN
The recreancy of the republican par
ty to its old principles and character
s nowhere more glaringly shown than
n the attempt to prove Lincoln false
to the Declaration of Independence, in
conducting a war to keep the south in
the union. Senator Piatt of Connecti
cut the other day tried to establish a
political kinship between himself in
he Philippine subjugation and Lin
coln in the civil war. and now comes
the Omaha Bee with the following.
which is being admiringly quoted by
republican organs in the east:
"The ignorant spouters and blather
skites quote Abraham Lincoln as the
typical champion of the declaration
that the consent of the governed must
be the condition precedent to the an
nexation of any new territory and gov
ernment of its people. If this prin
ciple was repudiated by Abraham Lin
coln In dealing with the people of the
confederate states, whose ancestors
had signed the Declaration, helped to
establish American independence, and
were instrumental in framing our con
stitution, what right has any one to
LI. -J. T j"'-1"Trrni1,frlya py-
The
Favorite
Schiller
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The Schiller Piano has always been the favorite with people wishing
a really good Piano at a moderate price. In short, it has not a
single equal at the price. Their success along this line lias in
spired the company to attempt something higher. The new High
Grade Schiller is the result. This, like the medium grade, in th
best yet produced for the money. The price is necessarily some
higher, but just as low in proportion to quality.
Write for description and prices to the
Matthews Piano Co.
Wan room
1 I '20 ) Stn-ct
LINCOLN, NES.R. i
acted the consent-of-the-government
principle in dealing with the semi
savage population of the Philippine
islands? Is it not about time for the
inspired ignoramuses to give us a
rest on Lincoln as champion of the
consent of the governed?"
Even such a loyal and semi-imperialistic
southern paper as the Atlanta
Constitution feels compelled to re
buke these republicans for making an
utterly false and baseless comparison
For such, of course, it is, as any
body with a mind to the truth can see.
Lincoln had to deal with a faction
among the people which was living in
full allegiance to the American govern
ment by birth or volition, and which
enjoyed with all other white people
equal representation in the govern
ment. He even disclaimed any pur
pose to coerce the south, going so far
as to say that where in any locality
hostility to the government was so
general that postmasters and other
federal functionaries could not be
found among the people there the ac
tivities of the federal government
might suffer temporary suspension in
that locality. He was intent chiefly
upon holding possession of the federal
property in the' disturbed district. He
regarded the secession movement as
the work of a faction among the
whites, as it was. even though finally
nearly the whole 1 white population1
was drawn ' Into the movement. Ht
regarded the negro as a man, and when
Wendell Phillips declared ' that the
nrlnclnles of the Declaration of Inde-
pendence could not be considered as
involved in northern resistance to se
cession until at least the negro was
given a vote with the southern whito
on the question of going out of the
union, he no doubt expressed a view
which was quietly held by Lincoln.
The person who cannot see a differ
ence as wide as the poles between sup
pressing a rebellious faction within a
nation organized upon the voluntary
allegiance of all. and going abroad to
conquer and hold in subjection an
alien people, must be either blind or
dishonest.
So it has come to pass in the re
publican view that they are ignor
amuses and spouters and blatherskite?
who speak of Lincoln as a. champion
of the consent-of-the-governed prin
ciple! Lincoln said on his way to tc
Inaugurated, when threats of assassi
nation were hanging over him. that
"If this country cannot be saved with,
out giving up that principle, I was
about to say I would rather be assas
sinated on the spot than surrender it."
And yet. poor, foolish man, according
to these . republican organs, he was
even then on his way to deliberately
smash that principle Into such a jelly
that tyranny, ever after, whether in
the form of criminal aggression or
benevolent assimilation, could parade
him In its defense. How funny! He
was to do what he said he would
rather be assassinated than do. A
sorry and limping line of republican
argument is this. Springfield (Mass.)
Republican.- .