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PAPAL SECRETARY OF STATE NAMED AS
PRIEST OF GREAT ST. PETER'S
Cardinal Merry .Del Van In His Study at Rome.
Rome, Jan. 22. By his appointment as archpriest of St. Peter's, Car
dinal Merry del Val, former papal secretary of state, becomes the second
in command in .the ecclesiastical as well as political matters In the Roman
Catholic Church. The- title .carries with it that of dean of the. cathedral
chapter. . He succeeds the late Cardinal Rampolla.
STATES' RIGHTS NOT SUPERIOR TO HUMAN RIGHTS
"States' rights'"' used to be the favorite defense of privilege hi the days
of chattel slavery. '
It topk the bloodiest war in history to teach the tories-50 years ago
that states' rights were-not superior to human rights. -
Has the lesson to be re-taught? t f
"States' rights!" shout the Democrats on the rules committee of the
House at Washington when asked to report a rule providing for a- thorough
investigation into government by gunmen and slavery untfer greed in Calu
met; "no federal questions involved!"
Humanity is a federal question; and humanity is involved in the an
archy at Calumet. ' .
Freedom is a federal question; freedom to have a voice in industry and
a fair chance in life; but absentee capital's hired thugs have, shot freeddni
full of holes in Calumet, while a weakling governor throws his shield around
The ghost of states's rights cannot be used at this late day to scare
progressive America from advancing the battle line, for justice.
If the Democratic party tries to revive that superstition as. an excuse
for default in duty, it will be theworse for the Democratic party.
State Jines mean nothing when greed pursues a dollar.
L They shall not be used by greed as barricades fpr tyranny..