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of our hearts but queens of tlie caucus. As protectionists we have regi s I eri'd a solemn vow in heaven ih.it our wom en, God liless them, shall lie forever safe in Iheir person iunl prop Tty u here i'Vi" our slurry banner waves. We -ire lloh-polltcal, no n -sec t v i a n . at'il non-see! ioiiul. We arc a democrat ic, republican, populite combine, with Protest an t , ( 'a t hoi ie, and Jewish vuria t lolls. As democrats we sav, :i s did (1 ivcrnor Ihx, of .Maryland: "Ifany man at tempts 1 i pull down our II ig, shoot, him on I lie spot." Fur him who would hlot a star or tear a si ripe from Old Glory, heaven will he loo indignant, for his forgive ness, time too snort, for his repent mec. and the woe of the damned loo merciful for the pu nisli men t, of his crime. Lot him perish thai Ins name may mil he lefi. to blister 1 1 if pages of history. As ie puhl icans w say that charity must begin at, home, that lahor suould no longer fear a ivduct ion. nor capital a strike. That, as long as God reigns and pat'iol,ie while men rule, our country will lie safe. As populiles we stand in the middle of the road, with our faces to our conn try's foes, ever ready to "strike for our a 1 1 ars and our ti res. for th" green c raves of our sires, Gol and our naliv land." And we all as christian patriots can ' join in this refrain: "Men of ( 'a ii"asian birth. II 'gen t s of all t iie ear i h, 1 ' ni ted stand: Sharing each others cares, Sti icld i nc- our women fair, lie this our da i I y prayer, ( iod hless our land. " fountain us move the lines of inspired thoiiL'lit. and a broad pathway of patriotism. Let us all d ri n 1 deep a t t he of su 111 i me pa t r ol ism. Let alon l.laz ph i lant li roph y. and protection, ihrou a wilderness of ignorance, superstition and cri inc. And now that the golden sun of pros perity is again peeping through the sil ver clouds, the wheels of American in dustries again begin to revolve, and the lurid light of our furnaces again kiss t ho smoky sky, all else liiat is neces sary to make us supremely happy is assured-white supremacy and (food gov ernment. For no ma I tor if every mo ment is jeweled with joy, and every hour is rich with love, if wo do not have ab-olule Caucasian rogn.inoy. all w ill he in vain. To accomplish these (rood results is the mission of the White. Shield. Whore is tin1 soher, honest, thinking white man who can foresee the possibil ities of an honest combi nat ion and act ive co-operation of brains, labor and homo for themselves and make for us this present grand Kepublie, among otner things to retard their progress was the red man, who refused all over tures of friendship, and had at last to he driven by our government, at the point of the bayonet, to the far wet, where now there only remains a mere remnant of that once brave, proud and happy people. Oniv a few years since our Congress was seized with a slight attack of tru Americanism for it ordered the gates of all our seaports closed, agamst the yel low man. yet, it, leaves with us the most l numerous and most distasteful of all; inferior races, the black man. i The White Shield will defend the lie- j gro in Ids civil and religious liberty, j but we are unalterably opposed to bis j social and political equality with our, own white people. Wo, believe that ! disloyalty to race is treason to (lod, and any attempt to place them on a social or pol i tical eiiiali ty with the Alamie race is a direct, violation of God's laws. The persistency with which some re ligious cranks and political fools insist on the common origin of mankind is only equalled by Lorenzo How's deti- i nition of predestination: j "You can and you can't, j You will and you won't. I You'll be damned if you do, j You'll be damned if you don't." I "When I am told that the human race j Is al 1 from Ada m's seed. That kinky lie pled coons and I ! Am of a common hi d, j That all the apes and darned baboons M list be my brut hers too, Oh! no, I can't, believe that tale, j 1 can't, 1 can't, can you'.'" j The Regents o! the White Shield will do more to recognize oi.r women's worth than any of the old secret orders. We j believe that, the "hand that recks the i cradle rules the world." A distinguished judge onci banquet when responding to : "Our women. said at a tlie toast, Woman is that high court, to which no just cause is taken in in vain and from who-o decision there is abso! utcly no appeal. We make our mothers, wives, daugh ters, and sisters queens of the White Shield. They wear upon their bosoms the insignia of an order, and woe to the brute, whether black or white, who lays violent hands upon our queens, On the first day of dune, ls'.iii, there met together in the city of liiriiiingham, Ala., ten American Caucasian soldiers, live of whom had worn the blue and five the gray. Inspired with the principles of absolute Caucasian regnancy and brot herly love, and discerning a danger signal upon the future political horizon of our country of anarchy, communism, capital. Let us put brains and honesty I socialism ami dangerous foreign pauper above boodle and partisanship, and keep it there. Our government has not been entirely consistent in the pa-t. When our pil grim fathers landed upon the rocky shores of New England to carve out a immigration, and anetlortot tun sons oi Ham to overthrow our God-given right to rule, the llegents of the. White Shield was organized and our starry banner thing to the breeze upon the silken folds of which arc inscribed in letters of living light Patriot ion Philan thropy and Protection: a white man's country ruled by loyal white men only. Vox I lei shall be Vox Populi. Our order gave to the Cuban war sev en percent, of our entire nietnhersh i p. a fact, of which we are justly proud. Now with the assistance and co-operation of all our good white men and wo men along these lines, what is there to prevent t he fullest eonsiitnat ion of our fondest hopes. We lords of exeat ion are often too apt to forget the real power behind tlie throne, or our women. We trample old ocean's waves be nnath our feet, we harness the light nings of imperial .love to our jaunting car, we encircle the world with an elec tric spark, and yet, everyone of us will sooner or later surrender unconditional ly to a little bundle "Of dimples and deviltry. Sunshine and extravagance." while we niarrii d men often tremble like cowards an J lie like Cretans when called upon by our wives to explain some of our cussedness or other: but, with all our faults they love us still. No man ever followed freedom's Hag for patriotism or a pension with half tho zeal he will tiail the red, white and blue, that emblem of female loveliness. Remember, ley sisters, that your ruby lips, your pearly cheeks and your spark ling bine eyes are all reproduced in your country's 11 ig, "For I see in the red of that emblem of ours As its folds come out in full view, A country united, defying the world, In this land of the lied, White and Itlue. 1 see in the white of our flag floating there, As I study each tint and each hue. That lasting impress of di vinit y's seal, In thislandof the lied . V h ite. and lilue. And in the Vil lie Mold of Old Glory up there. There is a country belonging to yon Then Caucasians unite in our glorious cause In this land of the Red, White and lilue." Three of the original members of the Supreme Conclave have forded that, dark, deep stream which alone divides time from eternity, and are upon the farther strand of which the angel stands guard until the reveille in the morning. Two have gone to join Leo and Stone wall Jackson. One has gone to join (irant and Sherman. We buried two in Alabama and one in Minnesota. Let us invoke the inspiration of these grand old heroes to-day. "O spirits of (irant, Jackson, Logan and Lee. Look down on your comrades and see This glorious reunion of the lilue and tho (!ray. Loyally keeping this national day, Look down on us from your homes in the sky, And bless us all on this Fourth of duly."