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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 30, 1898)
hnbitants citizens? I hapo ndU I Wiink wot. They arc inilen&dly iff
nonrwiit wnd till retoiifr im part thelir old Catinibailistlc natures.
Wc, the petople, uve helpers. This may be a democracy but the
people are mot irunnang it. Wc will hnvc jvo vote upon' 4t. This is am
inoHncc in, wMitih I believe iiu a refcronirunu Wo ouglht to solve sudh
problems by a direct vote d the people.
Wc niro go'img' to nmmex them and treat them is Ilhtwaii is to be
tieated s a territory. There will be an American governor and
more or leisw ilodal liberty will be given. The few white men! will rule.
The people will have nothing to do with it. Tihis may not be im har
moniy with our theory of gn-verwrnent, but we know flint it is i common
thiinlg in liistory for theory and practice not to go togctlhen
At the close of our civil war, we gave all negroes suiTrwge. I am in
elinted tb focMevc th'at we made a TnSstnike. I do not 'believe that wc
will make the sahne mistake in. the Phil'ippines. Wc are going to rule
these people and not on a civilization basis, cither.
The religious problem will be a very difficult one. If there is any
one tilling- Mint history h'as 'taught, it is that there arc different forms
of roliigioni. The religion of the Anglo-Saxon differs from that of t!hc
Uatini. The people of the Philippines arc nearer tihe Roman CnlthoTic
ehiijcch than the protestant.
Mwny of tlhe islands have never been comqucred. It will be our busi
ness to conquer them and tJlihit is a now experience for the United
States. The islands will never be in a position to become a part of
tflie United Stmtcs. White men' will never go there io any great ex
tent. The clnuiitc is too lio't. They may go as governors, but not as
iivhnlbilbimta. You may say thnt t(hc colored' man is just as good ns the
white mam but wc know tl.int lie rcpvcsenlis n lower iitc of develop
ment. It will take centuries for tlhe people in the tropics to Teachi owr
state of development and penhaps thoy will never roach it.
We wilil have a republic ruling dependencies. T fintf EuTopeani his
tory much easier to teaiah now than several months ago. Wc (have
an object lesson right before us. Wc can now understand how Athens
and Sparta aud Rome felt 'toward their dependencies.
The Philippines form a side issue to the Chinese question. China is
waking up. A while ago it looked ns though China would 'be divided
up, but so many nations wmnltcd a piece of her that they couldn't
agree. The great Chinese nation., with its unnumbered millions, will
be open U trade. The people of America propose to have their sharrc
of this trade. The chief underlying reason for this rusfh of the nations
toward Ohina is to obtain markets. Economically it is a life and
(tenth struggle. We are overproducing. Capital is cheap and' lying
idle. Tnteres't keeps dropping. People arc saving and they want in
vestments tliat will give 10, 15, 25 per cent. This thing was all ready
to "burst, when 'the war furnished an opportunity,. The colonial empire
of Spain has been swept aiway, and we have become a world power.
There is an clement of uriiversial' 'history in our own war 'history.
Never Iwfore as today was there a world history.
It seems as though the struggle has 'become that of the English
speaking peoples againtst all the rest of the peoples of the civilized
world. That was a, joke fifty years ago, but it is serious now. Pre
vious to this struggle England and America, had been drawn togtcher.
The reason, Russia, Prance and Germany caused us no more trouble,
was 'because England said, "Hands off." There has bccni for years a
steadily growing sentiment in England for closer relations with Am
erica. This means that Hit- world is progressing. It is one of the
tendencies of history thnt grcatter federations, greater aggregations of
peoples should be formed.
Tailors are Making
More Heavy Weight Serge
Suits This Season
by The Steln-Bloch Co.
Than anything else. Wo know that
Serges would have a big call long
boforo thoy did and bought accord
ingly. Wo are therefore able to
show many styles and qualities in
tbis fachionablo fabric in
ROUND OUT SACK
DOUBLE BREASTED SACKS
SQUARE CUT SACKS
Some of those Suits are silk faced, others faced to
to the button hole, others perfectly plain, while some
have double breasted vest. Suits are made by Hart,
Schaffnor & Marx and Stein Bloch Co., which is a
guarantee of thoir goodness.
Prices, $12.50, $18.00, $20.00.
Akhstkohg CLoraiiiG Co..
1013 to 1019 O Street.
J. H. PETTIT
$2.00 In vuluo for $1 00 cash, A A Waterman's Fountain Pons. Guaranteed to glvo Has moved his shoP to x439 O, on south side of street, and will be glad to oee.
satisfaction. Call at HANNA'S DRUG STORE, Cor 14th and Osts. old customers, also new ones.
o1 iBB iHKflH
GIVE US' A TRIAL,
121 North 11th Street.
OPEN ALL NIGHT
I5G MEALS. (SUA SPECIALTY.
Lincoln News Agency
119 "No. 12th Street,
Students will find
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
For Fine, Home-Made
1321 0 Street.
STYLISH AND SERVICEABLE MEN' S .SHOES, NONE BETTER REGENTS' $3.50 UNIVERSITY $3.00-1030 0 STREET.
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