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UNIVERSITY MISSOUKIAN, FBIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1908.
POLITICS, NOT LOVE
Italian Historian in Lecture
at Columbia University
ANCIENT ROMANCE SHATTERED
Declares Anthony Married
Cleopatra Merely For
NEW YOKK, Dec. 18. (higlielmo
Kerrero, the Italian historian, in a lec
ture at Columbia University on ''An
thony and Cleopatra," not only shat
tered one of the greatest love stories
of the ages, but he did it with an up-to-date
hammer fashioned to the pres
ent crisis. lie pronounced this tale of
a strong man s weakness under the en
chantment of a woman's, smile "an
anti-feminist legend illustrative of how
dangerous it is to leave to women the
government of public affairs." t
"The figures of women," said Mr. Ker
rero, "are rare in liomnn history. In
this world of men a woman suddenly
appear- a woman Grange and wonder
ful. She is sailing tranquilly along the
Cygnas on her way to Tarsus, where
ner nrst meeting vvitn .ntliony oc
curred. Posterity is yet da7zled by this
ship, effulgent with purple and gold.
We are spellbound. Small wonder that
Anthony should lie so. The romance
pleases, but does not keep off the bru
till hands of criticism."
"Heal" Character of Cleopatra.
The lecturer thin proceeded to draw
the "real" picture of the heroine, cruel
ly divesting her of her charms at every
step. He spoke of the portraits of the
Tungsten, Tantalum and Gem
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Siren found by archeologists, "compar
ing them with the poetic descriptions of
her due to poetic fancy," he went on,
"we do not see the countenance of a
Venus, delicate, gracious, smiling. Her
face is fleshy bouffe. as the French
would say, with a powerful aquiline
"It is the face of a woman on in
years, ambitious, imperious. But bcau-
tnui or ugly is ot little consequence.
One studies her relations with Anthony
in the spirit of criticism and finds that
the passion of love had small place
Mr. Kerrero touched upon the meeting
of the pair in Tarsus, of Anthony's
tarrying with the Queen throughout the
winter, leaving in the spring. He stay
ed away three years, during which there
is no proof that he was sighing for her.
The speaker went back to the discov
ery by the Frenchman, I.itronne, about
a century ago, through a comparison
of ancient coins, that Anthony had
married Cleopatra, for the basis of his
deductions. "The marriage." he said,
"took place at Antioch, with all the
dynastic ceremonies of Egypt, in 30 1$.
C, and thereupon Anthony became
King of Egypt, though be had never
dared assume the title.
Politics Plays Important Part.
"This was brought alwut not by love,
but by politics a scheme which Caesar
understood perfectly. After the plun
der of other regions, the only state
left that was rich in precious materials
was Egypt, and these were wanted to
use in the campaign of Persia.
Why did Anthony marry Cleopatra.
instead of conquering Egypt? Because
there was an old tradition in Rome
that Egypt should be exploited, but
respect shown her independence."
It is, therefore, to Egypt as much
as to Cleopatra, to whom he grants
fascination and what passed for cul
ture in those days, that Mr. Kerrero
atributcd the change in Anthony's
character. The magnificence of his sur-
rounuings. who had linn-ell sprung
from a noble but impoverished
family, his sway as King with
linnumliercd menials to gratify his
everv whim. the subtle influence
f the most highly developed civiliza
tion in the world, all seied upon his
mind. Cleopatra urged him to give
up the conquest of Persia and to found
with her and their children a new
dynasty that should lie the controlling
power of the Orient and Occident.
President Pays Compliment
to Works of Great
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Iat of the official vote, that of Michi
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IChafin (Pro.) . .
Hisgeii (Ind.) .
Watson (Pop.) .. ..
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the total number of otes cast in the
Presidential election of l!H)t. when t In
gram! total was l:s..-10.7(i8.
The biggest difference in a party ote
is shown in an increase for liryan ot
1,315.211 over the total vote cast in
1004 for Alton P.. Parker, the Demo
cratic candidate. Taft received 14.P.MI
votes more than ueie polled for Presi
dent Roosevelt in 1!XIJ. and Debs ran
4.Y."SCS ahead of his predecessor on the
Ilisgeii's ote in Xciv York (.'I.Y8I7)
and in his own state of Massachusetts
(19.237) together, formed nearly two-
thirds of all the otes he received in
the whole country. In six States not
a vote was cast for him. Nine States
registered not a single ote for the
The Socialist Lalior candidate receiv
ed votes in only thirteen States and in
onlv nineteen States were votes cast
for Watson of the Populist party.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.-Portraying
Augustus Saint (.'amicus as a great
sculptor, whose works will stand in the
forefront among the masterpieces of the
greatest periods and the greatest jieo-
ples, 1'resKlent Roosevelt, at an exhi
bition of Saint Caudens' works at
the Corcoran Oallery of Art, under the
auspices of the American Institute of
Architects, paid eulogium to that art
ist's mastery of his craft. The Itrit
ish, French and Itrazilian Ambassadors
and others, made speeches, and a large
representative gathering was present.
The President, in touching briefly on
the larger feats that made Saint Cau
dens famous, with a byword as to the
varying achievements, in the fields ot
pure art, literature and science in Am
erica, lleeked the original features of
the sculptor's imaginative genius and
flayed the critics who found fault with
the creations of his art.
The President declared that all the
world is Saint Caudens' debtor.
"The great nations of antiquity, of
the middle ages, and of modem times,"
he said, ''were and are reat in each
several case not only liecause of the
collective achievements of each jicople
as a whole, but liecause of the sum of
the achivements of the men of special
eminence, and this, whether they ex
celled in warcraft or statecraft, as road
makers or cathedral builders, as men
of letters, of art. or men of science.
Praises Gold Coins.
"The field of effort is almost limit
less and pre-eminent in success if any
part of it should lie especially pried.
by the nation to which the man achiev
ing the success belontrs.
Describing the gold coins, whose re
cent issuance by the Government awak
ened a clamor of criticism, the Presi
dent declared Saint Caudens "Cave us
for the first time a lieautiful coinage,
not yet properly appreciated, but up to
which both the official and the
mind will in the end glow."
The President contended that the first
few thousand of these coins are more
lieautiful than any coins since the days
of the Creeks.
The President said the basis of most
of the criticism was "nonsense."
He characteiied Saint Caudens" gen
ins a having that loftv ini-'iit . winch
enabled him to grasp dose at hand in
the present '"the Iicauty and majesty
which, in most men's eye, are dimmed
until distance has som-mil the harsh
angles and blotted out the trivial and
The President depicted Saint Cau
dens' statue of Tecumseh Sherman as
extraordinary, a wonderful work of art.
though he had feared "that follv which
puts Washington in a toga, or Louis
XIV. with his peruke, in a Roman
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lake Dutch lunch, chili, hot tamale.
oyster stew, and ice cream with the
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PARIS. Dec. 18. Wilbur Wright has
come up from l.c Mans for a few days
in Paris, where he spends what time he
"cts after tIodrin' invitations in strid
ing briskly up ami down the Hois, and
walking quietly through the streets,
looking in the windows of the curio
shops and studying the architecture of
the Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des
He has half a dozen invitations for
every day, and some few of them he
accepts, putting on his hat and coat to
go out and to meet ladies and gentle
men who have spent an hour or two
with their maids and valets in order to
make themselves sufficiently lieautiful
for the honor of meeting him. They
drive up in carriages and pairs with
gold-braided coachmen and footmen.
anil Wri"ht shoulders an umbrella for
a walk through the rain to the house
popular i w here the dinner happens to lie.
He hardly comes mi to the ideal of a
j Parisian dandy, but he is just himself
in the most refreshing way. He goes
to the grand paitics as simply as he
Used to go to tin- United P.rethren
praver meetings in his father's church
back in Ohio.
None of his photographs does him
justice, for he lias a wonderfully ex
presshe face, as delicate and sensitive
to emotion as a woman's or a poet's.
It becomes full of charm as lie talks,
and his manner has a deference when
speaking io women that .nil accom
plished diplomat might envy. There is
always a glint of humor coming and
going in the eyes and around the
mouth. Rut it is essentially a Yankee
face, shrewd and sensible and practical.
His success has not gone to his head
and he does not let any one think that,
even if he has suddenly Iiccome rich, he
has any "money to burn,'' as the phrase
Worships His Aeroplane.
Wright enjoys Paris: he has too keen
nn appreciation of the lieautiful not to
do so. Rut his friends say he would
be p-rfcctly happy if he could take his
machine and go off to some desert is-
nd with it. He loves it with all tin
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AT KIRKSVILLE, MO.,
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