So, Mr. McKinley reached the close of a year and a half of
his service, firmly established in the confidence of the people and
stronger than ever by reason of having so successfully piloted
the grand old Ship of State through the channel of political un-
rest, skillfully escaping the Scylla of domestic discord while
steering away from the Charybdis of foreign complication.
In war or in peace, whether dealing with whites or blacks, for-
eigner or native, President McKinley's course has been dictated
by a singleness of purpose--that of faithfully administering the
trust placed in his hands. Uninfluenced by prejudice, unmoved
by ill-advised clamor, and unruffled by captious criticism, he
pursues the even tenor of his way, adhering steadfastly to the
right as God gives him to see the right, vindicating day by day
the judgment of his supporters, and presenting to the nations of
the globe the perfect embodiment of the typical American.
ONE THING AT A TIME.
It will be time enough to talk about the government of the
Philippines after the insurrection is put down. It was Aguin-
aldo who began the fighting, and it must be Aguinaldo and not
the American soldiers who must retreat and surrender.--Roches-
ter Post Express.
In Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina sev-
eral Negroes were elected lieutnant-governors on the Republican
A VOICE FROM THE SOUTH.
Will our colored brothers in Ohio add to the afflictions of the
race in the South by voting the Democratic ticket this fall? The
answer is, No! And no, for the reason that it matters not how
well they can afford it up there. Their love for and pride in the
oppressed of their race in Democratic States will ever rebel
against encouraging a party which tolerates injustice to man-
kind.--The Atlanta Republican.