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ence; that the government was endangered, its life threatened by the insidious undermining of these principles; that the government was restored to life strengthened by their vindication. He might go further and take a retrospective view, and say that the insidious power that attempted to make such history forty years ago, is at wcrk to-day in a different form, under different auspices, but it is the same deadly enemy.
As forty years ago, the enemies made their direct attack upon the Declaration of Independence, so now the direct attack is made upon the constitutional amendments; which embody the great idea of that Declaration, and claim that the government which simply gives or aims to give, equal protection to its citizens, does not go far enough; that government must not only protect, but it must become business machine and become competitor in many respects of its citizens in business relations. It comes in the guise of paternalism, which is another name by which they desire this government to return to class iegislation. The paternalism of the people may be relied upon to again stamp out this heresy, and the great principle of equal protection of the laws for all will again come out triumphant. If it is said that we have laws which do not give equal protection to our citizens, then the remedy is not in fighting the constitution, which aims to give this equal protection; but to repeal the law that prevents it. It is a legitimate battle, legitimately made by anyone who claims that any law favors
as against another, to see that that law is repealed. But it is un-American to aim to do away with the great fundamental principle which aims to give equal protection to all. It is one thing to repeal unjust laws, it is another to jeopardize the great fundamental principles which make our government the best and most durable on earth.
The following is a list of the newspapers of the State that are sent regularly to the State Historical Society, to be filed away daily or weekly or monthly, as the case may be, and finally to be bound and put on the shelves as a part of the permanent record of the State:
Hastings Daily Nebraskan, Hastings.
Antelope Tribune, Neligh.!
Banner County News, Harrisburg.
BOX BUTTE COUNTY.
Hemingford Guide, Hemingford.
Plattsmouth Weckly Journal, Plattsmouth.
DAKOTA COUNTY. North Nebraska Eagle, Dakota City.
DAWES COUNTY. Dawes County Journal, Chadron.
1. "M"-Monthly, “D”-Daily, etc. Unless otherwise marked, the papers are weekly.
Fremont Daily Herald, Fremont.
Knights' Jewel, Omaha. [M]
Beatrice Weekly Express, Beatrice.
HALL COUNTY. Grand Island Semi-weekly Independent, Grand Isiand.
Atkinson Graphic, Atkinson.
JOHNSON COUNTY. Tecumsch Chieftain, Tecumseh.
Journal of Education, Lincoln. [M]
Central City Courier, Central City.
Madison Chronicle, Madison.
Nuckolls County Herald, Nelson.
OTOE COUNTY. Nebraska, City Ivews, Nebraska Citv. Nebraska City Press.
Pawnee Press, Pawnee City.
Falls City Journal, Falls City.
Blair Courier, Blair.
Nebraska Bee-Keeper, York.
The annual meeting of the State Historical Society will occur on the evenings of January 15th and 16th, in the chapel of the State University. It has been thus arranged for the convenience of the citizens from outside the capital city, who may wish to attend the two evening programs of this Society, and also the gatherings of the State Horticultural Society, which occur during the forenoons and afternoons of the 15th, 16th and 17th of January. Several papers will be read on subjects of interest to the people of Nebraska:-- Judge E. Wakeley, of Omaha, Reminisences of the Third Judicial District, 1857-1861; Prof. J. N. Johnson, Lincoln, Memorial of L. B. W. Shryock; Moses H Sydenham, Kearney, Traffic Across the Plains in 1856 Gen. L. W. Colby, Beatrice, Some unwritten Phases of the Sioux Indian War; the Librarian of the Society, on the Pona Indians. The President of the Society, Hon. J. Sterling Morton, Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, will preside. His annual address will be about “The Pioneer Populists and their Finance in the Territory of Nebraska in 1855, 1856 and 1857, and the results; a parallel between past and present Fallacies. Ever one interested will be welcomed.
Special mention should be made of the unselfish devotion of Mr. W. H. Woods to the work of collecting material. Since the Society came into possession of their permanent quarters, kindly offered by the University, Mr. Woods has sent to the Society two boxes of relics, books, and pamphlets, and in addition has been constant in sending clippings that relate to the annals of Washington County. Such clippings as relate to the history of the State in any way are very welcome. They will be pasted