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COMMUNICATIONS.
Eleventh month 12. Number present, 42.

THE PENNSYLVANIA HALL MOB.
M. E. L., Secretary .

Editors FRIENDS INTELLIGENCER :

I was interested in Joseph Fussell's account of anti-slavery ABINGTON FIRST-DAY SCHOOL UNION.-The semi-annual

incidents, sixty years ago, but his account of the experience meeting of Abington First-day School Union was held at

of our dear friend Lucretia Mott the night Pennsylvania Hall Warminster meeting-house, on the 15th. There was a good

was burned is not quite correct, and I thought I could give an 'attendance. Reports were presented from Ambler, Byberry,

accurate one, as I was present. Abington, Horsham, Upper Dublin, Gwynedd, Norristown,

After the burning of the Hall, the mob rushed up Race Plymouth, Quakertown, Stroudsburg, and Warminster schools.

street, and if Joseph Fussell had been at James Mott's house, They were considered encouraging. Reports were presented

when the furious, yelling mob paused at Race and gth, he by the Business and Visiting Committees.

would not have thought it a place of safety. The exercises included essays, recitations, etc., with a

Our dear Lucretia was as cool and calm as I ever saw her, discussion of the subject of silent meetings. An address of going around the house, and gathering little keep-sakes which welcome was made by Isaac Parry, and responded to by

she did not wish destroyed. Some one suggested that the James Q. Atkinson. Principal George L. Maris, of George

front shutters should be closed. She said, “No, raise the School, made an address, and Principal Louis B. Ambler, of

blinds, turn on the gas; we want no darkness here." Abington Friends' School, read an essay.

The reason the Motts' house was not burned was, when The call of the roll of delegates showed all present.

the mob paused at gth and Race streets, some one yelled out, Dinner was served in a tent on the grounds, and about two

“ Burn the nigger shelter on 13th street !" and they rushed hundred partook. It was decided to meet next time, (Fourth

up Race street and set fire to that.

ROBERT BIDDLE. month, 1899), at Abington.

Philadelphia, Tenth month 17. On First-day afternoon, 16th, a meeting for the consideration of Peace and Arbitration was held. Alfred H. Love,

AN APPEAL. Dr. Jesse H. Holmes, and Lukens Webster were the prin

Editors FRIE DS' INTELLIGENCER : cipal speakers. Alfred H. Love described his efforts to avert the war with Spain, and read a letter from the father of Jessie

Tamar Anderson, a colored woman, spoken highly of by Schley, (the young woman who went to Madrid, niece of those who know herkis desirous of entering the Home for Admiral Schley), saying that he was in full sympathy with

Aged Colored Persons. She had money for the purpose, but his daughter's errand of peace.

by the financial troubles of one (now deceased) who had charge of the same, it was lost, and sickness the past summer

has used up her earnings since then. Any who feel like conEducational Department.

tributing towards her admission can remit to Asenath C. Moore, 1708 Race street, or Sarah T. Price, 15th and Race streets, Philadelphia.

T. SWARTHMORE COLLEGE NOTES.

Tenth ronth 17. The current number of the Phænix contains a most interesting article by Dean Bond, entitled “A Wordsworth Incident.'

LITERARY NOTES. The article is descriptive of the experiences of the writer while in England this past summer in visiting the haunts of A VOLUME dealing with the romantic and pathetic history the poet Wordsworth.

of the Seminole Indians of Florida, with the title, Red In First-day morning meeting, 16th, Dr. Magill spoke Patriots : the Story of the Seminoles," is just issued. The very acceptably on the Ministry of the Word.

author is Charles H. Coe, now of Washington, D. C., a The Sophomore Class has elected officers for the year as resident for many years of southern Florida. Mrs. Quinton, follows: President, William C. Tyson ; Vice-President, Ar- president of the Women's National Indian Association, in a thur Smith ; Secretary, Helen Walker ; Treasurer, Deborah letter, Tenth month 1, 1898, warmly commends the book. Ferrier.

The price is $1.50 ; copies may be had of the author, 214 F The second regular meeting of the Young Friends' Asso- street, N. W., Washington, D. C. ciation for the year was held in the College parlors, on Tenth month 16. The paper of the evening was on the Old Testa- President Sharpless's historical work, "A Quaker Experiment, by Elizabeth W. Collins, of Swarthmore, of the class ment,'' is reviewed in the latest issue (quarterly) of the

J. P. B. American Historical Review, by Howard M. Jenkins, com

mendation being, of course, cordially bestowed. FRIENDS' ACADEMY L. I.-This year, the fourth in the new building, the prospects are brighter than ever before, as

APPEAL FROM WOMAN'S HOSPITAL. the number of boarding pupils is greater than in any previous

THE Woman's Hospital (Philadelphia), which never before year. The boys' wing is full, and we regret that a number of

received a male patient, and has been treating twenty sick applicants had to be refused. Never before has the girls'

soldiers (with more expected from Camp Meade), has issued wing been so well filled. There are two vacancies, and ap

this appeal to the public: plications for these are being considered.

The Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia, North College Most of the new students have entered the upper classes,

Avenue and Twenty-second street, while intended for women, and the average age of the pupils is greater than last year.

is, in response to calls of patriotism and humanity, caring for

our sick soldiers. As the school is now under the Regents of the State of

As our endowment does not provide for the New York, some change in the course of study has been nec

care of men, a heavy expense is incurred, and we appeal to essary. From the benefits derived from such a connection,

the public for help. Money, wool and gum blankets, sheetbetter work in every line is anticipated.

ing, food supplies—especially lemons—will be gratefully acThe faculty is as follows : Principal, R. Grant Bennett,

cepted. Please direct to the Woman's Hospital, North ColB. S., science; Assistant Principal, Eliza G. Holmes, A. B.,

lege Avenue and 22d street, Philadelphia, and add “for sick mathematics ; Ross Jewell, Ph. B., English ; Mary S.

soldiers." McDowell, A. B., languages ; Laura B. Ridgway, arithmetic and geography; Anna B. Smedley, Primary Department; AGUINALDO, the Philippine insurgent leader, is only thirty and Alice W. Griggs, music.

years old. He has the advantage over our statesmen, says To fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Florence E. S. Martin, in Harper's Weekly, in having a demonstrated Skillin, Alice W. Griggs has recently been appointed. In capacity to live and maintain his energy in the climate of the addition to the instrumental music, she teaches vocal music, Philippines. There is every prospect that we shall know him physical culture, and elocution.

B. much better as time goes on.

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“LIFE HATH ITS BARREN YEARS." Underground Railroad, (which was established about LIFE hath its barren years

that time, possibly a little after), fugitives escaping When blossoms fall untimely down,

irom slavery, coming up, would start at Wilmington, When ripened fruitage fails to crown

Delaware, with Thomas Garrett, and would be sent The summer toil, when nature's frown

up here to William Still and to others.

There was Looks only on our tears.

another line through Kennett Square up to Simon, Life hath its faithless days,

Barnard's, and on to Zebulon Thomas's at DowningThe golden promise of the morn, That seemed for light and gladness born,

ton, and John Vickers's, at Lionville, and to Esther Meant only noontide wreck and scorn,

Lewis's, and then on to Richard Moore's, at QuakerHushed harp instead of praise.

town, and so on into Canada.

That was the Uuderground Railroad; it was a Life hath its valleys, too, Where we must talk with vain regret,

road on which there was no line of tracks, and no With mourning clothed, with wild rain wet,

discoverable sign of such ; but it was one of the Toward sunlight hopes that soon must set,

greatest roads that ever existed. It was a route to All quenched in pitying dew.

liberty, and the colored men found it. I have helped Life hath its harvest moons,

some in it. I don't say it boastingly; I know what Its tasseled corn and purple-weighted vine ;

it was good for, for all that. Its gathered sheaves of grain, the blessed sign

In 1840, the Anti-Slavery conventions were held Of plentious ripening bread and pure rich wine,

here in Philadelphia, and in New York City. I Full hearts for harvest tunes.

attended the one here and the one in New York City, Life hath its hopes fulfilled ;

going over there in the old “Liberator." The Its glad fruitions, its blest answered prayer,

Liberator,” containing a number of abolitionists Sweeter for waiting long, whose holy air, Indrawn to silent souls, breathes forth its rare,

from Ohio, was a four-horse wagon, driven here Grand speech by joy distilled.

to Philadelphia, and New York, by Abram Allen. I -N. Y. Tribune.

was teaching school, then, in Frankford, and went

over with it. We stayed a week, at Isaac T. Hopper's, ANTI-SLAVERY RECOLLECTIONS. and there we saw that interesting woman, Lydia

Maria Child. From notes of a lecture by Joseph Fussell, of Germantown, at a social meeting of Friends, at Germantown meeting-house, 1898.

Now I want to introduce a few of the Abolition(Concluded from last week.)

ists, and tell who they were and what they did. I do

it the more willingly because it keeps alive the names WHITTIER had come from New England; you know about his early life. While living in PhiladelphiaWhile living in Philadelphia — of some of those earnest ones who might otherwise

be forgotten. for about two years—he wrote some of his poems,

There was a little book printed—not published that were first published in the Pennsylvania Freeman. The Freeman was issued afterward at the Anti-Slavery by Benjamin S. Jones, one of the Anti-Slavery people

. He wrote what they called office, which was No. 31 N. 5th street; now the number is 107 N. 5th street. I want to locate these poetry, -—maybe most of us would call it rhyme, at buildings because they are now historical. Meetings any rate, and he produced an imitation of a little of the Female Anti-Slavery Society, and the Junior book that had been published in London , called

"Quakerieties.” It “took off” the peculiarities of Anti-Slavery Society, (of which I was a member),

some of the Friends in London Yearly Meeting ; so he were held there. That was the headquarters of the

did the same with the Anti-Slavery people, and called Anti-Slavery people, where the Freeman was sent out,

it "Abolitionieties." where the abolitionists who wanted to come to the

He said in his preface to the book that he had no city, and see other abolitionists, congregated.

intention of anything but pleasantry, but if anyone It was there that the box was received, through

was offended he would be sorry for it. Adams' Express Company, in which a man had

I want to read over some of the names and with escaped from slavery, by being boxed up in Rich

them a few of the verses. mond, Va. I saw the box. It was what the dry

Daniel L. Miller, Jr. : goods men call a “W” box, about two feet six inches

"Tho' little, yet Dan, square. I think the imprisoned man was forty-eight

Thou art a great man, hours on the way-about that—and was delivered in

At least in thy own estimation ; the Anti-Slavery office by the Adams' Express peo

Thou thinkest, no doubt,

We could not without ple without their knowing anything about the freight that was inside.

Thy aid produce this agitation." I saw the box the same day, after the man had

Joseph Healy : been taken out. William Still and J. Miller McKim

“ Joe Healy, Joe Healy, and others opened it. The man was soaking wet

Speak quick and genteely,

Whenever thy say must be said ; with perspiration from his confinement. A terrible

Put on some more steam, experience, and yet it showed how dear freedom was,

Thy words should not seem and how hateful slavery.

As from one half asleep or half dead." At the Anti-Slavery office other things of that Joseph Healy was in the Anti-Slavery office. He kind were happening, not many fugitives coming in published, as I remember, one of Whittier's poems boxes, but many being reported there. - By the that does not appear, except by an extract from it,

in his published works, I used to read it. with a Charles C. Burleigh, James Wood, Alan Corson, great deal of pleasure. Whittier, I suppose, discarded Elizabeth T. Bunting, Mary Earle, Henry Peterson. it because he did not think it was quite equal to his Alan W. Corson : best. I remember visiting Joseph Healy at a Home

Thy opponents, friend Corson, for Colored Children, of which he had charge, on

Have got a rough horse on, Old York Road, somewhere above Jenkintown.

And may well expect to see breakers ;

Thou wearest plain clothes, Bartholomew Fussell :

And everyone knows
" And thou, Dr. Fussell,

What obstinate creatures are Quakers,
A terrible bustle

Friend Alan!"
Is seen when thy person appears ;

Peter Wright:
Though the Nation is ill,

“ Shell it out, Peter Wright,
She loves not thy pill,

'Tis a heart-cheering sight Then why set us all by the ears?"

To see men of wealth freely giving ;
Lucretia Mott:

Come, pull out thy purse,
Like the serpent and dove

Thou wilt not be the worse
Thou hast wisdom and love ;

If thou givest a tithe of thy living,
Thy faith by thy deeds is shown forth.

Peter Wright.'
Thy liberal mind

Peter Wright was very liberal.
Chains of sect cannot bind;

Events in 1850, after the passage of the Fugitive
Thy sect is the righteous of earth.”

Slave Law, were making abolitionists very fast: In Nathan Stem, a minister at Norristown, Benjamin 1856 the opposition to slavery extension grew intense. S. Jones, Abraham L. Pennock, Mary Grew, Thomas

We chose John C. Fremont as candidate for President, Whitson.

the first for the Republican Party,--a boy for a man's John G. Whittier :

place, as it has been truly said, and we polled a good • John Whittier, too !

beginning. Then came John Brown, frightening the Why how do thee do?

old State of Virginia, and the whole South into Are thee going to give us a speech ? I fear, Brother John,

spasms. That happened in October, 1859. I reIf 'twas even begun

member how the dispatches came on the bulletin The midway thou never couldst reach."

boards on Chestnut street: “ The abolitionists have John Rhoads, James Fulton, Jr., from Chester attacked Harper's Ferry. Many men killed.” .. I county, Lindley Coates, a man who was so dark in thought them strange abolitionists,—not the kind complexion that when he was walking along the we were used to here. But we were soon enlightened. street in Philadelphia at the time Pennsylvania Hall John Brown was hung in Charlestown, Va., Decemwas burned by the mob, he was caught by the coat- ber 2d, 1859. General Hector Tyndale and J. Miller tail, and the coat-tail torn off because he was sup- McKim went from Philadelphia with the widow to posed by some one to be "a negro walking with a fetch home the body. When they passed through white woman."

the city, on the way to North Elba, New York, for Most of you have read “Snow-Bound."

Snow-Bound.” You burial, there was a great commotion and excitement. know the old teacher in Whittier's poem, Joshua Coffin. His name is not mentioned there, but he

EXPERIENCES OF THE DOUKHOBORTSI. was Whittier's first teacher, and a great lover of antiquated books,-an antiquarian.

(Continued from last week.) Joshua Coffin :

The writer of the letter, (a Russian officer), describ"Come, Joshua, come,

ing the Doukhobortsi in the prison, before starting on Make thyself quite at home ;

the exile to Siberia, gives details of his visit to the What musty old book hast thou got? A very rare work

main company, in the Caucasus, (most of them now By Cid Hamet, a Turk,

in Cyprus, or awaiting removal to Canada.) His At a bookstand I met with and bought.

letter proceeds——the time described being the autumn Edward M. Davis, (Lucretia Mott's son-in-law): of 1897 : " Ned Davis, Ned Davis,

Through Zakatali and Lagodezi I reached the There's none so close shave us

places of (Caucasian) exile. It was a long journey, As thou, with thy financial razor ;

and I got into conversation with my fellow-traveler, Tho' tight we may lock it, Thou openest the pocket,

an orthodox Georgian priest, who was goirig to SigWith five or ten dollars you pay, sir,

nak for a time. On the way we passed a large trading For the slave.

village, with a mixed population of Tartars, ArmeThomas Earle, Lewis C. Gunn, Edward Hopper. nians, and Mussulman brethren, whom the missionaries Edward may have been like this description of him (sent for that purpose) try hard to convert to orthowhen he was a younger man; I did not know it. doxy. As the latter wish to see quickly the fruits of Later in life I knew him and he was a very estimable their instruction, they do not disdain the use of any gentleman, and a good one, (Isaac T. Hopper's son): means by which successfully to convert the infidels. " Ned Hopper, Hopper,

One of their duties prescribed from above' is to 'Tis certainly proper

organize private conversations with the Mussulmen, That all self-esteem should possess ;

but as these are not at all inclined to come to the But I never could see, Why this organ need be

conversations,' they are driven, by police regulations, So large that all others seem less."

to a certain place, at a time fixed by the missionary,

IN THE MOUNTAINS OF GEORGIA.

THE VISITOR EXPELLED.

where he appears, accompanied by members of the lance was increased, and it was forbidden to go local police. He addresses them through an inter- out anywhere without a passport. Visitors to the preter as long as he pleases, and is listened to by Doukhobortsi, and their co-religionists coming to see sullen people with their eyes downward, after which them from other places are watched with special zeal, they disperse, with his permission, to go through the because the authorities are afraid lest they should same thing another time.

have money given them. The authorities have deAt present the missionaries have slackened their cided to conquer their obstinacy by bringing them to zeal, because this kind of active instruction, far from despair through growing stress of need. You will evoking sympathy among the inhabitants of the fare worse later on, and we will keep you in this conlocality, created rumors and gossip 'about wholesale dition till you submit,' such was the conclusion of all compulsory conversion' of all the Mussulmen to the speeches addressed to them by Skvortzoff. As to orthodoxy and military service.

his conversations, he conducted them in a tone some

what 'softer' than on his first visit to the Caucasus ; At the station before Signak I turned off to the he hardly touched upon the religious side of the mountains to the Georgian villages, where the exiles question, and only endeavored to learn from everyone are settled. My arrival evoked curious looks and

what he thought of the Tzar, and how much he hongossip, the consequence of which was that the Geor- ored him. He examined them one by one, and some gians assured the Doukhobortsi that a Government

of them he ordered to the monastery of St. Unia, agent was after them. But the Doukhobortsi are where he resided with his wife while making the tour specially endowed with a gift of discernment, and they of the Signak district. can readily distinguish a friend from an enemy, under It is astonishing to what a degree such people whatever appearance he may be hidden. · So it was will stoop to use means to their ends! For instance, this time. Though not a single man of the exiles this official appeared at the Tionet district among the at this place knew me, they welcomed me, were

exiles under a different garb, pretending to be their delighted to see 'one of their own,' and immediately co religionist and a friend of I. Tregouboff, asking initiated me into all their affairs.

them to let him know how much money the latter had “ But the Georgians could not understand how it transmitted to them. Only after having noticed that was that an officer could remain in a hut with com

the Doukhobortsi understood the man they were mon people, eat their porridge, stay over night with dealing with did he change his tactics, and spoke to them, and for so long. So much did they talk about

them as a servant of the Tsar and the fatherland ! it that they called out their village administrator. He knew the strict orders issued from headquarters to “I wanted to note down much of what I heard keep an eye upon all that was going on among the

from these good people, and to visit as many families exiled Doukhobortsi, and most of all not to admit to

of the exiles as I could, but it was impossible to do it them anyone from the outside.

for reasons not dependent on me. Early in the “So he appeared in company with his faithful

morning came the local inspector, stopped at the yard agents, inquiring who I was, stood there awhile, and

next to ours, and called me to come there. then went away, leaving orders 'in case of emer

friends were very sad when they saw what was the gency,' to set watchmen for the night—reliable men

end of my visit. They knew what consequences -round the house where I was staying. This, of might await me, and grieved pathetically as they took course, did not disturb me nor my hosts in the least, leave of me, saying: If we only once and again see and we had a good talk till past midnight upon all

a good man-our only joy—they don't give us time that most deeply concerned them.

to say a few words.' A woman lying sick with fever “The inhabitants, among whom the Doukhobortsi

said with great effort : 'From the time when people are settled, treat them (as in other places) good

ran with staves after Christ, they got into this habit humoredly, and sympathize with them; but, of course,

of persecuting good people. they can offer no substantial help or support. More

Though I kept the inspector waiting some time over, by nature, manners, customs, and the whole (while I took leave of them), he met me with an routine of their life, they differ so much from them, amiable smile on his face, and launched into all sorts that the Doukhobortsi cannot help considering them

of excuses for causing me 'trouble,' referring to the selves apart; and one must be endowed with their

cursed duty of service which causes a man to do what natural good humor, culture, and capacity for accom

is unpleasant to people, and explained the unavoidmodating one's self with different people, in order not able necessity for me to drive to Signak for personal to get into trouble, to avoid undeserved insults and all explanations to the District Commander.” sorts of savage pranks from this truly primitive peo- So to the District Commander our friend went, ple of Georgia.

who also made many excuses, but kept him prisoner THE DETECTIVE MISSIONARY, SKVORTSOFF.

in a local hotel. This commander expressed much At one time, owing to their being decently treated sympathy with the Doukhobortsi, and great regret by the local authorities, the Doukhobortsi did not feel that he was obliged to be so strict with them. so much the constant watch, but after the last visit of

2 The present abbess of this convent is a woman of great ability and Skvortsoff they were much pressed. The surveil

powerful connections, because of her relationship with many of the IA kind of half missionary, half detective, who travels all about

grandees of St. Petersburg. and is in great favor with Mr. PobiedonostRussia on commissions from the Procuror of the Synod, Pobiedonostzeff, The nuns are also Russian and young, and very far from ascetic, generally terminating in increased persecution.

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Our friend then returned to Tiflis, and while there of the latter living in a state of unmitigated savagery, met a large company of men, women, and children, who unconquered by the Spanish arms after three cenhad come to meet the thirty-five prisoners from Noukha turies and more of nominal control. Says Whitelaw on their way to Siberia, heavily laden with parcels Reid: “The chief aversion to the vast accession of and provisions for them. He says: “The joy of territory with which we are threatened springs from meeting relatives cheered up the prisoners, and but the fear that ultimately they must be admitted to the for the red eyes of the women.and the prison court- United States as States. No public duty,” he conyard one would hardly believe that this was a meet- tinues; “is more urgent to resist from the outset than ing with exiled ones—so bright were their faces, so the concession of such a possibility. In no circumpeaceful and good humored their conversation, and stances likely to exist within a century should they joyous their laughter."

be admitted as States to the Union.” But there are [An account of the further experiences of the others of a different mind, officials in Porto Rico exiles to Siberia was given in the last INTELLIGENCER. and Hawaii, who think the time is almost ripe for -Eds.]

those new possessions to come in on equal terms (To be Continued.)

with Navada and New York. If the native people

had to be excluded from the suffrage that would be THE PROPOSED NATIONAL DEPARTURE.

only what is suffered in Louisiana by the colored

people under the form of law. But this is to confess Extracts from a discourse by John W. Chadwick, of the Second Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, N. Y., Tenth month 2, 1898

democracy to be a failure. It is for it to be a failure. The policy which we are proposing to subvert is one

As Lincoln said in 1858, “A house divided against which the Monroe doctrine has always unti. now been itself cannot stand.” As Dr. Adler says: supposed to assume as a justification of its own par- two principles (race inferiority, with disfranchiseticular contention that European powers must neither ment and democratic government) cannot keep colonize the western hemisphere nor subject any

house together in the same State. Either the American State to a colonial condition. To justify so

inferior class must be enfranchised or the democbold a claim the Washington doctrine was reiterated, racy will enevitably tend to turn into an aristocracy." viz, That the United States would keep itself free

Nor could we tolerate a vast unassimilable population from entangling alliance with European politics. It

on the outskirts of our body politic without serious is not alone the Washington doctrine that we are

damage to that body. The reaction of colonial connow invited to give up, but the Monroe doctrine, also.

ditions on a home government is one of the best The Washington doctrine, because we cannot sharply known incidents of colonial possession, and one of break off the policy of minding our own business

the most scandalous. and strike in among the European nations as a fifth

After speaking of the plea that “where the flag world-power, without exciting innumerable jealousies floats there it will stay” as “too silly to detain us and producing innumerable complications, and being for a moment,” J. W. Chadwick continued : “Anentangled in alliances with one European country other, and, I fear, the most persuasive argument for and another. The Monroe doctrine also must be the expansion of America, is that we have too long given up (that doctrine which was so precious and stayed quietly at home tending to our own affairs ; divine when it seemed to have in it the promise and

now let us have a little self-assertion ; let us have a the potency of a war with England a few years ago) Navy equal to any in the world, and, incidentally, , --this also must be given up, because for us to say

naval stations here and there and almost everywhere “ Hands off !” to Europe while grabbing the La

around the world. The sun never sets upon the drones and the Philippines, would be an impertinence English flag; why should it set upon ours ? And of such colossal size that our American humor would

this poisoned chalice is commended to our lips as the deter us from it if our American honesty did not only pure Elixir Americana,' the true American "No new European holdings in our western spirit, the highest patriotism demanded by the exi

To me it seems hemisphere,” is to imply no American holdings in gencies of the new and better time. the eastern hemisphere. To annex the Philippine inverted patriotism ; treason to the American spirit. Islands would be to cancel the Monroe doctrine as The true patriotism, the right American spirit, is something for which we have no longer any use.

fidelity to the idea of America peacefully working But the subversion of our foreign policy is but a out her characteristic policy, “and it would be, as part, and not the most important part, of the political Dr. Adler says, 'the saddest kind of mistake, after revolution, which is turning the traditions of a country having wrapped ourselves up in the arrogant and upside down. Of even more importance is the pro- juvenile conceit of perfection, we should have become posed abandonment of our ideal of a coherent demo

ashamed of the idea that we have a mission to fulfill cratic nation, a nation governed by the peoplo, look for the benefit of mankind, and should lose the sense ing to universal suffrage as the safeguard of their

of that mission. It would be the saddest possible liberties. Not only the Monroe doctrine and the aberration if, instead of learning from others in the Washington doctrine, but the Lincoln doctrine of sense of adapting to our national genius the best they government of the people, for the people, by the have to offer, we should become their servile imitators, people, will have to be given up. For one cannot especially if we should imitate them where they con

With have government by such people as the native Ha- fess themselves least worthy of imitation.' waiians and the native Filipinos. There are millions | every European nation groaning under its military

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