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question is whether we can do so now. There are those who think we can, perhaps, and there are others who think we had better cut the cord and set the whole thing adrift; let them go to anarchy, and let them be the bone of contention between others, and we stand by and look on and enjoy the sport, as you do a pugilistic encounter, if you do enjoy it. But, my friends, the American people do not enjoy it, and they do not want to see it. We have taken those people under our protection. We are educating them, and when they are fit for a compact, or when we can make an international compact to protect them, when we can neutralize them and the treaty of neutrality will have a chance of being universally respected, if that shall ever happen, then we may apply our compact treaty there. (Applause.)
"Now, gentlemen, it must be pretty clear to us all, I think—and I do not want to emphasize too much the idea that I have tried to explain this evening and it comes back to us it comes back to the American people to stand by the grand principle that we have built our nation upon, thank God! We have a Constitution that is not shot through and through with bullet holes yet. We have a Constitution that is the fundamental law of forty-eight great and powerful States. We have fought over the interpretation of it, it is true; but it is a splendid memory-I say it is a splendid memory, sir, that even when North and South fought over the interpretation of that document, neither North nor South disputed it or repudiated it. (Applause.) I want you to feel, gentlemen, what a great and glorious idea that compact idea is, and I want this country, if possible, to stand by the old foundation to maintain those just and equal laws, which our fathers agreed to submit to and to obey, and if they cost us something to obey them, it is a noble and glorious sacrifice. And what else is there in the world for our European friends to look at except our American Union, and what hope is there for the future of the world except a right and honored and fair agreement to lay down with the promise to submit to and observe certain general principles of international compact and then live up to it? I see no other hope, and it seems to me that this little idea that had its origin in the little ship so long ago may yet play a great part and a great rôle in the history of the world.
"I should not like to spoil my reputation, if I have any reputation as a knowing man, by being too confident of an early victory of that principle; but I simply lay it down as a ground upon which I think we may all stand together. I do not believe that there is anybody here who does not think that that is a good, safe, and sound principle to stand upon, even if we always stand alone. I thank you, gentlemen, for your patient attention." (Great applause.)
Thursday, February 18
On this evening the members listened to an address by Captain John A. Cook, of Provincetown, "A Whaleman's Story," illustrated. This was the first event in the new Club House. Captain Robert A. Bartlett presided.
Previous to the lecture, the Club tendered a dinner to the Captain, at which Captain Bartlett was toastmaster. The speakers were: Charles L. Burrill, State Treasurer; Hon. Joseph A. Conry, of the Port Directors; David F. Tilley, ex-President; W. T. A. Fitzgerald, Chairman of the Executive Committee; William A. Murphy, of the Boston Globe; Louis C. Newhall, Architect of the Building; J. Mitchel Galvin; Capt. James Tilton, of New Bedford, who has the distinction of being the first man to winter at Herschel Island; and William C. Crawford.
The Club tendered a luncheon to Hon. Henry St. George Tucker, former President of the American Bar Association, where twenty members of the Club, in the legal profession, greeted him.
The members of the Club listened to an illustrated address by T. Philip Terry, "Japan and the Japanese."
Col. H. L. Hawthorne presided.
The speakers at the dinner preceding included, Col. S. O. Bigney, of Attleboro; Hon. Samuel J. Elder; and H. Staples Potter.
ART AND LIBRARY
The following books have been added to the Library:
Life of William Henry Baldwin, Jr., John Graham Brooks.
Notions of a Yankee Parson, George L. Clark.
Reminiscences of the Eulogy of Choate by Daniel Webster, Charles Caverno.
Browning and Turgenief, Philip S. Moxom.
Love and Letters, Frederic R. Marvin.
John Singleton Copley, Frank W. Bayley.
Henry the VIIIth, and His Court, Louisa Muhlbach.
Luther Burbank, C. A. Anderson.
Favorites of Royalty (2 vols.)
Little Visits with Great Americans (2 vols.), Orison Swett Marden. John Gilley, Charles W. Eliot.
Thomas A. Scott, F. Hopkinson Smith.
Cap'n Chadwick, John White Chadwick.
David Libbey, Fannie H. Eckstrom.
Augustus Conant, Robert Collyer.
Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln (9 vols.)
Progressive Men, Women, and Movements in the last twenty-five years, B. O. Flower.
Guerilla Leaders of the World, Percy C. Standing.
Four American Leaders, Charles W. Eliot.
Heralds of a Liberal Faith (3 vols.))
Pioneers of Religious Liberty in America.
Philip of France and His Court, Hugh Stokes.
Vocational and Moral Guidance, Jesse B. Davis.
Christianity and the Labor Movement, William M. Balch.
A Free Lance, Frederic R. Marvin.
Modern Light on Immortality, Henry Frank.
Philosophy of Christ's Temptation, George S. Painter.
The Dilemma of the Modern Christian, Edward N. Eppens.
The Stunted Saplings, John C. Sherman.
The Rise of the Modern Spirit in Europe, George S. Butz.
Immortality and Modern Thought, Watson B. Duncan.
Organ and Function, B. D. Hahn.
The Uncaused Being and the Eternal Truth, E. Z. Derr.
The Humanities in the Education of the Future, William B. Owen. Psychic Phenomena, Henry Frank.
The New Testament Period and Its Leaders, Frank T. Lee.
The Revelation of Present Experience, Edmund Montgomery.
The Why of the Will, P. W. Van Peyma.
Fated or Free? Preston W. Slosson.
New Thought, John B. Anderson.
Problems of Modern Education, William S. Sutton.
Education, Herbert Spencer.
The Religion of a Gentleman, Charles F. Dole.
The World Set Free, H. G. Wells.
Mainsprings of Russia, Maurice Baring.
Armaments and Arbitration, Admiral A. T. Mahan.
General Education Board, 1902-1914.
The Truth about the Railroads, Howard Elliott.
Truth and Finance, E. S. Meade.
Sense and Nonsense of Christian Science, Leon C. Prince. Smoke and the Flame, Charles F. Dole.
The Spirit of Democracy, Charles F. Dole.
The Story of a Good Woman, David Starr Jordan.
The Innumerable Company, David Starr Jordan.
Life's Enthusiasms, David Starr Jordan.
The Religion of a Sensible American, David Starr Jordan.
The Call of the Nation, David Starr Jordan.
The Opal Pin, Rufus Gillmore.
Van Cleve, Mary S. Watts.
Kennedy Square, F. Hopkinson Smith.
Penelope's Progress, Kate Douglas Wiggin.
The Ancient Grudge, Arthur S. Pier.
The Affair at Portstead Manor, Gladys E. Locke.
Medoc in the Moor, Georgia W. Reed.
Master of the Vineyard, Myrtle Reed.
What Will People Say, Rupert Hughes.
Arthur's, A. Neil Lyons.
History of David Grieve, Mrs. Humphry Ward.
The Stronger Claim, Alice Perrin.
Skipper and the Skipped, Holman Day.
The Prodigal Son, Hall Caine.
The Turmoil, Booth Tarkington.
Eleanor, Mrs. Humphry Ward.
The Nonsensical U. S. A., Stuart B. Stone.
An Army Wife, Captain Charles King.
The Eleventh Commandment, Halliwell Sutcliffe.
Village of Vagabonds, F. Berkeley Smith.
Nancy Stair, Elinor M. Lane.
Port Tarascon, Alphonse Daudet.
In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim, Frances H. Burnett. A Fool and His Money, George Barr McCutcheon.
The Intrusion of Jimmy, P. G. Wodehouse.
The Second Blooming, W. L. George.
Kent Knowles: "Quahaug," Joseph C. Lincoln.
The Virginia Campaign, A. A. Humphreys.
Religious Life of the Anglo-Saxon Race, M. V. B. Knox.
How England Averted a Revolution of Force, B. O. Flower.
Our Modern Debt to Israel, E. C. Baldwin.
An Outline History of China (2 vols.), H. H. Gowen.
The Dickens Country, F. G. Kitton.
Fifty Years of Theatrical Management, M. B. Leavitt.
Russia and Turkey in the 19th Century, Elizabeth W. Latimer.
Czar Ferdinand and His People, John MacDonald.
A Short History of the Scottish People, Donald Macmillan.
Scotch Irish Pioneers, Charles K. Bolton.
Lessons of the War with Spain, Admiral A. T. Mahan.
Writings of Anna Jameson (5 vols.).
History of the Confederate Navy, J. T. Scharf.
Hawaii, Past and Present, W. R. Castle, Jr.
The Aeroplane in War, Grahame-White and Harper.