Senator Tillman the other day sent shivers up and down a certain sort of conservative spine when he arose and said, apropos of the railroad rate bill:
"If Congress is going to be so hedged about by legal decrees and orders of the court, then we shall have to dispense with the Supreme Court, for the people must have relief from this intolerable and outrageous state of things."
There are no present formidable indications that the people want to abolish the Supreme Court, but it is easily thinkable that the time may come when that will be their desire, and should that time arrive the Supreme Court will have to go. Meanwhile, it does that tremendous tribunal no harm to be reminded, as Senator Tillman has reminded it, that it is part of a Government founded upon the people's will and not a divine institution.
The fact that Mr. Tillman's remark has been very widely commented upon with a sort of horror, as though he had been guilty of sacrilege, proves that there are too many Americans who have fallen into a habit of thought and feeling more becoming to subjects than____________________