Mr. E.O. Hall's Address.MR. CHAIRMAN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: If there is any one thing I despise more than any other, or than all other despicable things combined, it is boasting. By this I mean a constant self-exaggeration; —a self exaggeration with everything pertaining to one's self or one's country, and a depreciating of everything, personal or national, that is not embraced in these surroundings. I do not believe that patriotism and manliness are confined to the land that gave us birth, or from whence we descended. There is virtue, there is solid worth, there are high moral qualities in every nationality that calls itself Christian and civilized at the present day.
"THE HEROES OF 1776!"
Now, sir, I believe that instinct is not confined to quadrupeds, but, bipeds are quite as likely, to know where their safety lies as they. If this is true, I call your attention to the amazing fact that there is a broad, deep and swift current of immigration from every civilized land under the sun to that great republic, where the principles of '76 are being wrought into history with a rapidity that almost bewilders the mind of the observer.
"Come from every nation, come from every
Our lands they are broad enough,
Don't be alarmed.
For Uncle Sam is rich enough
To give yon all a farm."
soothe its sorrows. And you will remember, Mr. Chairman, that when at the commencement of this civil commotion, the war cloud was rolling up black as night, our kind cousins over the water thought they had their thumb upon us, and threatened that they would not lend us a dollar, and we should have to submit to degradation and disunion for want of funds to carry on the war! Well, sir, in this emergency, our revered Uncle just asked his boys to give him a lift, and from that day to this his pockets have been filled to their utmost capacity. And while we have just heard that the treasury of the " so-called" Confederacy had not a dollar left to pay anybody or for anything, our boys have furnished two thousand millions, and will furnish as many more if they are wanted.
Mr. I. Bartlett's Remarks.Mr. President, I rise with a protest. I have listened to the addresses of those who have so eloquently responded to the regular toasts, but upon that subject which, in the terrible struggle now going on in our native land, gives to the loyal States their highest moral dignity and crowning glory, but little has been said.
tribunal" declared a principle kindred in spirit to that of a decision of later date by the Supreme Court of the United States, which the civilized world has rightly pronounced monstrous, "that black men have no rights which white men were bound to respect."
The shrieking bullet fly.
The Heavens and earth may mingle grief,
The gallant soldier die:
But while a haughty rebel stands,
No peace, for peace is war;
The land that is not worth our death,
Is not worth living for.
Then rally round the banner, boys!
Its triumph draweth nigh;
See, where above the clouds of war
Its seamless glories fly,
Peace, hovering o'er the bristling van,
Waves palm and laurel fair,
And Victory binds the rescued stars
In Freedom's golden hair."