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Truth Vs. Fiction

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Saline got a thorough shaking up last Saturday night. Despite the storm that kept the yeomen of the country side from coming in to the meeting, a large and enthusiastic audience, for the night, greeted the speakers. F. G. Campbell was first introduced by Chairman Gillen, and gave an eloquent, stirring and invincible speech. None who heard him can doubt that the future is safe in the hands f the rising young democracy. His discussion of the issues carried the weight of truth and won applause even from his opponents. At the close of this speech Mr. Gillen introduced J. Nelson Lewis, of Ann Arbor, who is well-known throughout the community as one who when he believes a thing is right goes ahead regardless of the action of other men. In his introduction, Mr. Lewis called attention to his having given so large a part of his work for twenty years to the ministry, and then said: "The question of politics is not outside the pale of religiĆ³n but within. The man of highest religious principie should be the most active in the adjustment of political affairs. The highest type of religious life is true brotherhood, and true brotherhood in this age lies, in the United States at least, in using the ballot for the common good. Every man, woman and child should be a politician: indeed if true men and women they must be politicians." In the course of his speech, after the introduction, Mr. Lewis urged that true democracy was the highest type of government, and as being such consistently demanded, - especially in this hour, when the great step taken forward was likely to be retraced--that every true man should rally to the support of its principies. Hegave a lengthy review of the fictions presented by republican organs and speakers and scored them for attempting to foist the hard-times child, of their own parentage, off on the democrats. It was letting light in on all sides to hear his arraignment of the republican record for thirty years in national affairs and for the last two years in our state government. He was frequently interrupted by applause and carried his hearers along in easy style by his clear reasoning, humorous sarcasm, and earnest appeal.


Ann Arbor Argus
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