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selves must strike the blow." If the trampled people of this
country are to rebuke a tyranny worse than that of the throne,
they must do it for themselves. Ignorance binds men. Intelli-
gence liberates men. Let Boston lead for liberty in this great
battle as she has led throughout our entire history.
All hail to the Wendell Phillips Hall! Let it speedily arise.
Let its spires point the nation upward. Let its walls be the
bulwark of popular education. Let them echo and re-echo with
discussion and debate. Let the masses crowd its sacred portals.
Let them seek to learn the true relation of capital to labor, and
the fundemental questions affecting society and government.
Let them insist upon equal and exact justice for every man every-
where in this broad land. Let them inquire what is the chief end
of human life. Let them learn wisdom. Let them seek to know
what are their inalienable rights in every respect and in every
direction; and then let them combine and stand together until
they enjoy those rights to the fullest extent. And if we prove
true to the lesson taught by the life of Phillips; if we follow the
inspiration that shall go forth from this hall to be erected to his
memory, we shall make an end of discontent through the correc-
tion of the abuses and evils against which we now complain.
The toiling masses in their struggle against the unsympathetic
classes appeal to you, ye men and women of Boston, to be true
to your historic past, and to lead them on to the certain victory
and complete triumph that awaits them. For the time surely
cometh, when, before all the assembled galleries of earth and
heaven, the people, taking back the sovereignty of authority and
power, shall rise, and, laying hold of the pillars of the Temple of
Injustice, they will pull it down and bury forever in its ruins the
arrogant usurpers of human rights, with their stolen scepter of
authority and their stolen crown of power.
BY MRS. F. E. W. HARPER.
IF, twenty-eight years since, the question of the overthrow of
the liquor traffic had been presented to men who are now gray-
haired, but who were then in the prime and vigor of their man-
hood, would not this response have naturally welled from sad
and stricken hearts during those dark days of our national strife :
We have one battle on our hands, and we are watching its pro-
gress with an agony of interest. We are constantly seeing in
our papers names, which were once precious household words,
among the missing, the wounded and dead. The tension is
terribly tight around our hearts; we are hardened with care and