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LINCOLN'S OWN WORDS ON WAR AND PEACE
In letter to J. L.- Conkling, Aug. 26, 1863, Abraham Lincoln wrots
"I hope it (Peacel will come booh and come to stay; and so come- a&
to be worth the keeping in all future time. It will then have been proved
that among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to
the bullet, and that they who take such appeal are sure to lose their case
and pay the cost."
From second inaugural address, Washington, March 3, 1865:
"Both (parties to the war) read the same Bible, and pray to the same
God; and each invokes his aid against the other. . . The prayers of bow
could not be answered. . . .
"The Almighty hag. His own purpose. 'Woe unto the world because
of offenses! for it must needs "be that offenses come; but woe to that man
by whom the offense cometh.' Fondly do we hope fervently do we pray
that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away." "
Address at Harrisburg, Pa., Feb, 22, 1861 (while on way to inauguration
at Washington) (referring to the Quakers): r
"Allusion has been made to the peaceful principles upon which the
great commonwealth was originally settled. Allow me to add my meed of
praise to those peaceful principles. I hope no one of the Friends who
originally settled here, or who lived here smce that time, or who lives herfe
now, has been or is a more devoted lover of peace, harmony and concord
than my humble self.
"While I have been proud to see today tihe finest, military array I think
that I have ever seen, allow me to say in regard to those men that they give
hope of what may be done when'waris inevitable. But at the same time
allow me to express the hope that the shedding of blood may never' Wr
needed. . . It shall be my purpose to preserve the peace Of this country
in so far as it can possibly b done consistently with the maintenance of the
institutions of this country. ..." ,
" Address Feb. 22, 1861, to legislature at Harrisburg, Pa.: '
"While I am sincerely gratified to see the manifestation upon jfipx
streets of your military force here . . . I desire to repeat that I do most
sincerely hope we shall have no use for them; that it will never become
their duty to shed blood, . . "
THE' PUBLIC FORUM
THE NEW LOVE. What is this
new love thing that Mrs. Havelock
JMisis talking about being so beauti
ful? -I thought it was free love until
I read an interview in one of the pa
pers where she said that wasn't it
at all. She said free love was only
lust But I read also that she and
her husband live in different houses.
Does the new love mean that in
stead of hugging and kissing, hus
bands and wives stand on opposite
sides of the" fence and shake hands
good night and good morning? And
ftre the children of new love matri
monial matches merely dream, pa-
mes. .' sounas line a nature iaKC to
me. Anyhow, me for-the oW-fash-foned
love, with all its trials and trib
ulations even If a license to jed
means pick your partner for a scrap.
SELLING VOTES-I notice now
and then talk in the papers about
politicians buying votes. This gives
me an idea that may help, some, in
solving the unemployed problem.
There are many laboring men in
Chicago out of wprk. They think all
they have to sell is their labor. But
how about their vote?, Why ant