Sometimes we fail to hear or heed these voices of freedom because to us the privilege of our freedom is such an old, old story. Though ye take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left, ye cannot bereave him of his covetousness. We may have failed in the discharge of our full duty as citizens of the great Republic, but it is consoling and encouraging to realize that free speech, a free press, free thought, free schools, the free and unmolested right of religious liberty and worship, and free and fair elections are dearer and more universally enjoyed to-day than ever before. "Very much smaller--?" "Yes, a mere fraction of the whole.