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Bloomington Indiana Student (Newspaper) - April 1, 1884, Bloomington, Indiana
The Indiana student. Luff it Veritas. Vol. X. Bloomington ind., april 1884. No. 6. Elements opposing Unity in american citizenship. Unity of purpose and Harmony of action Are essential to the greatness of a nation. The life and Prosperity of no nation depends More upon this principle than does that of the american Republic. Ever since the Mayflower touched the shores of new England the watchword of the american people has been Union. That was the word that whispered through the Forest primeval from the Snow Clad Cabin of the Pilgrim on the Bay to the tent of the Cavalier on the sunny Banks of the James uniting them against foreign encroachment and the ruin of their Homes by the merciless Indian. Union bound them into a a mighty Power that successfully resisted the oppression of the ungrateful Mother country and won from the proud mistress of the sea the acknowledgement of their Independence. Anchored in the solid Granite of Plymouth Rock the Golden Chain has been extended Over the alleghenies and in severed by the sweeping Rivers that Cross its path has passed the land of oranges and fastened upon the Coral pillars of the Gulf. Link by link the Chain has grown toward the West by Purchase annexation and Conquest until it has embraced the Lone Star and touching at the Golden Gate has encircled the rugged forests where the Columbia Rolls his restless Waters to the sea and the Yukon sleeps in his icy Home. Between these wide extremes lies a Region of matchless wealth and Beauty which nature seems to have provided As a Home for the races. The music of the Quot father of Waters Quot has touched the waiting ears of the people of every land and they have poured into the bounteous Plains that lie upon his Banks. The elements Here brought together were so Many and varied that it has been difficult to keep them United. Here have met and struggled All the Active elem ments of human nature. This has been the common ground upon which the civilization of the mightiest nations of Earth have matched their strength and Here As elsewhere has been verified one of nature s great Laws Quot the survival of the this struggle has not yet wholly ceased. Though the curse of slavery and the heresy of secession have been blotted out forever Many grave questions remain to disturb and Check our Happy development
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