TALKS FOR THE TIMES.
nor in its navy, nor in its army. It lies in the intel¬
ligence aud virtue of its citizens. These are the pro¬
ductive forces in peace. These are the safeguards in
war. Let men be good, let men be intelligent, let
them love home and country, let them be abletograsp
an idea, to weigh it, to appreciate it, to die for it, and
three hundred at Thermopylre will hold at bay seven
I say the South in general has many needs; but
the Negro in particular has more. You have done
nobly for him since the war. I mean you Christian
people of the North, You have built for him many
churches. You have erected for him many costly and
magnificent school-houses; so that to-day he does, in
many places, recite his lessons in as good buildings
as can be found anywhere. But buildings are not
everything. They are the shell, not the kernel.
President Garfield said : "Give me a log-cabin in the
center of the State of Ohio, with one room in it, and
a bench with Mark Hopkins on one end of it and
me on the other, and that would be a college good
enough for me;" and, he might have added, for any¬
body else. In this remark, however, he only said
''What oft was thought but ne'er so well expressed,"