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The Carnegie Institute comprises five great departments, the library, the museum, the art gallery, the music hall and the technical schools. The library has about *** volumes. ™,
*ne Carnegie institute comprises a museum , already rr.nking as one of the four great museums of America, has more than a million specimens.
Director Art OaUery.
Xts Coming Dedication -Its Mean
ing Its Promise.
tJj S:irnu.>! ll.ir.lri I linn h. S.-rrrtary «.f the Instilutr.
The n'.:u:niti. « m new building standing .it the
ant ran. • of Schenli y lark. Pittsburg, which w i I
!>.■ dedi ated on April 11. 1907, Is no! inly a gift.
as thi epigraph on th<- building declares, to
"the i ■•■ i Ie < 1" Piitj-tmrt;." ii Is. Indeed, a gift to
!!]<■ An:' ri.ai! nation, a:t.t the extraordinary
amount of ;)tt< ntion which the approaching <••!••
i Is hav< attracted throughout the world
Is thi !>• >t evidence that, in the world's opinion,
It i th< treation ••!' institutions ii!;.- this which
|iv. St.s t . .1 1 elevatio.i and dif,'mi> to any people.
it is ■■■.:■.■< t- d lhat t hip approaching dedlcat on
will i- them si distinguished platform celehra
«i* ii uli'ii has ever occurred ir t America. The
i hav< !•■• :. assure iof tn< atti ndan< uf
l::i i hhi h;i . c ttotl eV«TJ
avenue of thi world's work in art. in lettei in
I i.: i. In h i>- .; :i a< hi >. • :•• lit, in i 'iu< it ««•>.
In gi i>t raphical i xploi iti<>n -I in i !■■■ -■
of tin state, and an i i>n will come at
1 who hav<
I represent
venerable institutions <■! learning in the world.
At the moment of the dedication of thi
I'J'i embracing the ii-..- great departments <t
inus< urn librury. »ho i of musii an t
I '■ schools m dor oni ndmini <tration. the
■ laj for • Hi. i cuipnn n( and • ndow -
I"" all the main an I bram h I uildings w i I
Bwouni to .<■_'.%.» mkhhmi. a «.■„„, staggering to tti<
mir.J cvi nin this agi uf great fnrturu and tv
Tendo gifts In Eur< pc, undi r the -Ii v
growth • f royal r»atronagi and stal
•n In ■■.;:. ii could nol reai hso km -at ;i com in
less than nv< hundred years. In PUtsburg the
|o\in:- kindm ps of j m has created In
Ihi ■ ■■• ■ pai ■ 'i t«n .> • :>r ■ mi institution
Unique in its « n/npreiu nsi\ i ness.
When the building is completed it will not be
Ihe (Irtish, bul onlj the beginning ol its real
usefulness. A rommunitj „lun, has until now
been held down to Maid facts will then launch
Into the pursuit of ideas. Kvcrj man whu has
an i .:• m i in the welfare of his (ountrj
perct-ivi the increasing \ :.lu. - >i a higher educa
tion. '■• ' onlj for In:- own hlldren. but foi thi
maswf i.f the people, and this highrr educatl n
should, while embracing th« modern .
•if ens neering and mechanical cours . ai the
same time be guided back into soim oj thi o'd
« harm I - of literature and art
W< are miiv <.n Lhe threshold of ,i
movement which is ,ui.l> (hanging the <■ .1
order ■ < things, and If the nation is mx taught
t<> think logically and e<iuitably on thesi ■ il
Jects we shall have chaos where there is now
tranquillity. Corporations are Koiriß i . do more
and more of the world's work until the) do prac
ticallj all uf it. and we shouli not forget thai
corporations are onl> groups uf individuals act
ing together In tin- tnat t-, ,| , targe thine*
which mere individuals lannol afford t" und.-i
Now, while it is highly i,. „.-.:,,-> that cor
porations must be controlled, thej musl i. ......
trolled hj wise and just laws, conceived in the
righteous spirit In which I believe ['resident
Boos \.!i h:;s projected bis own statesmanlike
views Into tin- statutes of our country.
The trend <>f the world's opinion Is calling o.r
n Blill more general diffusion of wealth among
the people; !'<>r fewer hours <.f labor and a cor
rtsj nding extension of l.isim to those \\l:
now scarcely know the meaning "t recreation;
for the limitation 'if large fortunes by an In
come tix and ;in inheritance tax; for the i .r • »
vision fr.r insurance for ihe si. k and the in-
Jun-d \'.A pensions for the aged; in short, for
ef4iiMli>:it.:4 the benefits <>r civilization among all
Che people so as to limit extreme wealth on
tfce one hand ami lessen extreme poverty on thi
As time goes on this so.-ial alteration will
pair, headway because of !Ui public Justice, and
what is not grunted l>y voluntary concession!
will ho exacted by essential laws. And here
cosies the necessity of an educated public con
science in order that every man may continue
m:\v-yokk daily tbibuke, Sunday, makcb it, lm.
l>ir:-i !cr Ttt bnioa] S> bools.
to enjoy what is rightfully his own. For if
reason ever .casts to hold dominion over indi
gent greed the security of property will be th.
first sac rifiee to popular fury.
"Mental power," says Herberi Spencer, 'Van
no! h<- Kot from ill fed brains." And it i-^ only
b) tt"' highest reath of mental power that this
nation tan go forward to its destlnj in supreme
Tins is the so. ial problem which In the Right
of time the Carnegie Institute will largely help
to solve. And it i on;, s none too soon in this
material age. The dwindling of the human im
agination is turning us into a ra. . „:' dried
sticks. The expansive power of Ihe human mind
has been crushed Some f< « painters and .-iulp
ton and architects th< r<- y. t ar. oni or two
orators, and here and there an historian, but
even history is becoming a mattei ol dv
How man) men are there to-da> \\ln> honestly
love !•■ Htudj a picture, t>> lisi.-n to a s> mphony.
T.i read a poem, t.. ponder thi teachings of his
tory? I ho i,i it tin that, taking the men as
• iuulh :ii their technical Instruction, thi archi
tei I who read Shakc*speare \\\\\ design a more
I'eautiful building than in who knows onlj l.v
did; thai th>- engineer who has been trained i<<
study tin statuei of ancient Ureece will build
a better bri<iße than the man who cannot <:•
.-•■ riln- the Parthenon frieze; that tt:>- lawyer
whosi mind blooms with lh( btuutieti ol liter
uture will be a truer counsellor than he who
creeps in a dust) career "I" eas< law; thai the
banker wh»> Is familiar with the. great epochs
of histi >rj will at t mi t l.v. ■
tal profctHu-s that huve t\\ist.'d thems U-. >■
around interest and db ount; thai the manu
facturer and the busines: man in ever) Held will
enhance hit usefulness in pioportion t.i ihi do
main nf hir- Imagination.
W<* should nol forget thai the on great thins
about Ihi Caxnegif Institute is that ii i^ thi
rallying ground :.>r the whole culture of the
As they w.ll look v»hen completed, according to the plan, off Palmer * Hornbostel, architect*.
S. . r. lury.
people of Pittsburgh Before Mr. Carnegie gave
us this splendid gift there was nothing here
but the material life, and it required a vivid
imagination in any man to pierce the smoke
clouds which rolled overhead and realize that
there was any such thing as an intellectual life
beyond. Hut the Carnegie Institute has risen
up to stand like a torch of light in this com
I have been amazed at the popularity which;
the institute has won for itself. I have seen men
from the mills and employes from the street
car lines, whose toilsomi
think they had no t:::..- f( :• the pursuit
leisure, pouring through the various halls i
institute, demanding high class literature in
the library, studying the masterpieces of paint-
Ing in the art halls, investigating the wonders
of science in the museum and listening with
close attention to the organ recitals in Music
Hall. Itisides this, ten thousand boys and girls
have pleaded for admission t«> the technical
All this contact with the treasures of the Car
negie Institute must have a wonderful cumu
lative 1..:-..- .ii the public mind, lifting the peo
ple up above the material drudgery of our in
dustrial in., lit-r.- .i little and there a little.
and each year mere anil more, until the influ
ences which go out from this wonderful insti
tution will touch the remotest corners of our
social body.
With its nve great departments under one
control, there is no other institution just like;
it in any part of the world, and I'ittshurg is
fortunate indeed to possess this, the most fa
vored of all the beneficent creations which nave
sprung from Mr. Carnegie's wise use of wealth.
- Business Monthly.
Burglar If you move, you're a dead man.
Professor Sapiens Allow me to remark, my
good man. thai your statement is absurd. If 1
move, it is an excellent proof that i am alive
»nd not a d-ad man. I should advise you to
consider th« meaning of words before using
them.— Fele Mele.
Millions of Desert tares Soon To lie
lFr*>m The Triburi*- I'ureau. 1
Washington, March Hl.— The great Roosevelt
Dam is nearinsr completion. Within a few
months this colossal bar of masonry will choke
the trap between the mountains, ami Ik) city
bearing the President's name. 'JS4 feet below its
crest, will gradually be engulfed by the inrush
of waters which will. when the huge reservoir
is filled, form the largest artificial lake in the
world. More than two hundred thousand acres
of fertile farm land will spread out below the
lake to replace what is now a desolate desert;
thousands of families will prosper in the midst
of plenty, on soil which hitherto supported n>*
living thing Dal sagebrush and lizards, anil
generations •■?' happy Americans will bless t!i; v
Reclamation act which enabled the engineers t.»
work such wonders in the "land that «Uhl for
Like PhuTiix. Ariz., and like a certain place in
the hereafter, which Hark Twain has said are
alike, inasmuch as all they need to make them
lovely places of residence are "water and goo. I
society." the great stretches of arid wastes
about the Salt River bottom, which are eapnbTe
of supporting an enormous population with just
a little encouragement from the hand »4 man
In give them what nature in her hurry se.-rn -il
to have overlooked, need water. *"»»cod s.>
ciety" will soon pome if the water is brought •>
the desert, anil as the homesteader ■- unal>Fe to
carry on the gigantic work with his feet>«i»
means a wise and generous government is doiis ■*
- ■■-■..■■-■.-
it for him.
Hut this is no dole from charity. Thr h< vv-
trader will, in time, pay back to the govern
ment every rent that has, been expended :'••:•
him. but the payments will be extended over a
period of years and he will be charged no in
terest. As soon as the irrigation works arc
completed and the precious water is avai!i>;
for the use of the farmers the tan. l benefited
must begin to make returns, and it is expected
that ten annual instalments from each wat v
us. will settle the MIL
The irrigation funds Riven int.. the hands ■•'
the Reclamation Service by Congress come fir -r
from the sale of public lands in the arid staffs,
but afleff th.- various projects become operative
the annual repayment instalments will rontinuc
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2 West 25th St. GEORGE BUSSE.

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