The Detroit Journal

"In dealing with an infuriated mob of a thousand men it is folly-it is worse than folly, it is a crime-to send in a single small company of militia to oppose them with force. If the military is to be used against a mob, the display of force ought always to be sufficient to overawe the turbulent elements, and render a collision improbable. A weak display of a militia force always invites a collision."

 
Scanned from The Literary Digest, June 19, 1897