Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
P'J' ffr "" 7 " ''ywp-
JUSTNESS, POMTilCS; PROSPERITY,' WEALTHS MUST"
v., COME UP FRQM THE MASSES OF THE PEOPLE 1
- t,t - ;v , ! , ' ,,t-, - v it
' wnen,jor xne .uayisoQK: dt vvooarow vyuson, vjuvcuiui $,
fa " - New Jersey.' rt
vWhatfiJls me with confidence-m 'the future Is that the, worhi-is ,
A nDtwaitmg upon the; stupidity, of politics. The World has 'an
".. awkward way oHakingthings into its own'hands. The life of the
' k( P.eopFe mus,tiinthe longrun-express itself in'its'politjcs, and it "does
4L. - not now express itself in this country in the politics we have "been'
't- accustomed to in the last depade.
nerere two or tnree-rneories 01 government in mis country.
Don't deceive vourself bv stinnosinp- all the nenrile'believe in demb-
. uaui. guvtwiuitui, ucuiusc nicy. UJ UUL. XUU UOVC UUIjr t.J IUIV.U
j to 'tne utterances or very aisnnguisnea K.epuoucan speaicers ttr see
that they do not believe and do not pretend to believe in representa-
?M tive government. They will tell you they do not believe the judg-
? ' ment of the people can be trusted And are you going to take'cdun-
sel from' f h,ese gentlemen as to the preservation of our representa- n
tive institutions when they don't want them to represent the great
body of the people.
I don't know whether I was born so, or learned so, or what
Sk happened to me, but I know this, that the deepest. con victioh I have,,
V ' nricinor ntlf rf rilrTlt"tlrt'nnA ovnorionn to 4-liie flmf'T yvrrwilA ratflPt
take the judgment of the rank and file than the judgment of the men"
who Tiave become absorbed and successful leadersin greats under-
x And I want to ask these -gentlemen this query: What sus-
,g . taints business in the United States? What is it that makes the
United States prosperous? Is it that we have great captains"-of
maustry. wnat woum tney do witnour tne cunning ana skui, tne
muscle and the indomitable aspiring hope of ihe American people?
If these people wereto find hope dying out of their hearts, they
would become dumb driven beasts, andyur enterprises would fail
for lack of the Very breath that sustains them. -,.-
'If you want to find whether a nation is prbsperous ask the men
who aTe on the make what they hopeandVhat they fear.. Go to tKe
J y . country districts and ask anxtousTathers, who are lookinguor open
ly ings for 'their sons; "where they expect to get them in, where they
nnu uoors open anu wnere uicy nnus uuuis sum., uu imuugu mc
places where men are making earnings and see whether they dread
or confidently look forward to the future; and then you will find
whether America is waxing or waning, for if these men are con
fident, full of hope,-if i they; know thejr are going .to-get fa'ir treat- '