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brothers, it becomes evident that
Hoyne feads only the Hearst
Naturally, a man who reads!
only the Andy Lawrence-edited
Hearst papers, which-..aie boy-!
cotted by the Chicago Federation j
of Labor, by the way,-can have no
real information as to'conditions
Mr. Hoyne most vigorously de
nies that he has made' any pledges
to Andy Lewrenoe.
This may be quite true, and
yet one can clearly understand
how, satisfied Andy Lawrence
.would be with a state's attorney
in as remarkable a state of ig
norance as Mr. Maclay Hoyne
has shown himself to be.
THE LURE OF THE NOVEL
Long and laboriously have the moral influences of this country,
wrestled with the boys who, with minds fired by "yellow-back" liter
ature, have run away from happy but commonplace existence to fight
Indians or encounter other heart-thrilling adventures.
Such boys have been for generations a fruitful source of anxiety
and romance. They have given a distinctive tone to American civil-"
ization. They have contributed bravery and brawn to the mighty
Only love of adventure and determination to dare and to-do
could enable any race' to conquer a continent in a century.
The pioneer, who took his family and his. all far beyond th
pale of peaceful civilization, and with his rifle ever in his hand,
threaded trails where 'resounded the warhoop of 'the savage, and
turned th'e howling wilderness into garden plots, may never have
read "yellow-backs," but he nevertheless had within the same spirit
of adventure that they inculcate. t
By just such spirit as this the dank swamp and the dark forest
have been turned into fields of grain and the teepees of the Indians
have given place to the towering buildings of mighty cities.
And now, at this late date, the Indians have turned the tables
upon us. Two Indian boys at the Carlisle school, their minds fired
by society novels, have run away to New York to seek adventures
in drawing rooms.
Unfortunately they have been apprehended and sent back to
school. This is all the more pity because New York drawing room
manners and morals, if reports be true, might have been greatly im
proved by the young Indians. . -
The whites have taken from the Indians the woods and the
prairies, the plains and the hills. Surely in the wise plan of 'nature
there is some place left into which Poor Lo might fit. And anyone
who carefully canvasses the whple situation is apt to conclude, as did
the two Indian boys, that the place to which the Indian is best fitted
today is in the New York drawing room.