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X irlimfa THE XBSSSBXA& sroi Vol. VIII. NOVEMBER, 1879. No. ft. gitcrurit. THE FlDDLKll. MV El'UOKA MAY STONE. He fondly lifts his violin And bends his eacr facoubovo: ile tries the string with pride and lovo Hut nil discordant they begin. They utter sharp rebellious cries. Hut give him neither pain nor doubt; He charms their petty pactions out. Ah oft again bin bow ho tries. Now sweet and clear their music rings; He times the tune with Toot and head, And light and true bis bow is spud In airy dances o'er the utrings. POSITION. jlIE successful politician is not nl- JC wuyB lie who lias secured the highest positions, but lie who 1ms been the most instrumental in shaping the character of Iiis government. Lincoln, it is true, issued the emancipa tion proclamation ; Grant, in leading the army on to success, secured the highest honor in the gift of his c uintry. Had the emancipation been attempted ton years bl)re, it would have failed, because the public sentiment would not have sus. turned it; throughout the country was n class of men, who believed that the "in. famous '.ralllc" was a libel upon our nation al character, and an outrage upon com. mon humanity. These men labored earn estly to educate the people to realize the enormity of the crime; arousing strong opposition in every quarter; pleading their cause in the name of justice and right; sustaining their positions against the invective of the press or the violence of the mob. Foremost among these, and their acknowledged leader, was Garrison. 'To whom," says Wendell Phillips, "more than to any other man, do we owe the emancipation of the slaves," Yet Garri son never received from the hands of the people any position of trust or honor which shows their appreciation of the servico he rendered his country. Those who have climbed to the highest pinnacle ot honor iiudglory, are not all hon orable men. The pages of history are full of the deeds and exploits of ambitious, ty ranical, despotic rulers; intriguing for personal glory; trampling upon the sa cred rights of liberty, crushing out man hood itself, with the tyranical heel of power. In the great struggle of human progress it is tho sicudy march of knowledge and justice that has won the victories, rather than the brilliant dashes of princely power.