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awake until midnight over the round
table discussions. They slept in the
students' dormitories, and were
transported and boarded free.
There was a minimum of doxology
and a maximum of ftsld work."
The courses included the judging
Df beef cattle and horses, selection of
pouitry, formation of soils, irrigation,
citriculture, tuberculin tests, rural
hygiene, dairying, forage handling,
incubation, the social economics all
topics of vital concern to the farmer.
"Ministers' week" was first propos
ed by the Rev. R. L. DrexeL a coun
try clergyman, and was eagerly
grasped by the University authorities
particularly Dean H. E. Van Nor
man of the University farm as a
means of extending the influence of
its agricultural department It will
be held annually or at least bi-an-nually.
"Truly, religion has its roots
mighty close to pumpkins," ex
claimed xme minister in all devout
ness. And in the chorus of "amens" that
met this observation was seen the
promise of a new era of ministerial
activity in the sobial and work-a-day
M. Henri Menier, the famous
chocolate manufacturer, whose
death occurred recently, was better
known in England as "the man who
would be king." In 1895 he bought
me island of Tnticosti, in the Gulf of
' t. Lawrence, for $125,000, and set
up what was practically a govern
ment of his. own there. Under the
name of "rules" he made laws to
which all who lived on the island had
to conform, and he evicted' -eighteen
families of old settlers, on the island
who refused to recognize his author
ity. ; . .
Attempts to fix by statute the
wages qf agricultural laborers in
England were largely responsible for
Pie Aiij o 1381 or
Tyler's, rebellion." It represented the
despairing efforts of. land-owners to
get back to the level of wages before
the black death came to make labor
dear. But the lord of the manor over
shot the mark. He wanted the day
wage cut down to 4 cents from 6
cents a day. Had he put 6 cents to
8 cents in the schedule there might
have been no rebellion.
CHEERFUL OVER OUTLOOK
New York, Jan. 3-General op
timism regarding 1914 business and
financial outlook was expressed in
telegrams, received by the Morning
World from all sections of the coun
try. "The outlook for 1914 is bright,"
wired Wm. C Redfield, secretary of
commerce. "I think the fundamen
tal economic conditions of the coun
try are .sound."
"Barring crop disasters, I predict
year 1914 will be one of most pros
perous we have had for many years."
John D. Messmore, President St.
Louis Merchants? Exchange.
"It is my opinion that'early In 1914
there will be a material improvement
in general business conditions, as
compared with the last .half of 1913."
-C. 0. Hanqh, President Indianapo
lis Chamber of Commerce.
I "We have,, nothing but optimism to
record as to the outlook for 1914."
Robert N. Lynch, Vice-President San
Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
"The Northwest is in splendid con
dition." M. J. McCable, President
Duluth Board of Trade.
"I believe the passage of the new
currency and tariff laws has clarified
the business atmosphere and that the
outlook for 1914 is highly encourag
ing." S. A. Dickie, President Pitts
burgh, Pa., Board of Trade.
"So you were a shoemaker, eh?
Well, why on earth did they put you
"Well, once a fellow .brought me a
pair of shoes to have heels put on
'em. and I sold 'em."-Nty. World;