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Saturday, Feb. 23
Saturday, March 2
We must make
room for our I *\=
STOCK. Therefore
the cost of thegar=
ment is not looked
at, and all our $15,
$18, $20, $22. $25
Overcoats must go
Don't miss this
opportunity. It will
pay vou to buy and
lay them aside for
next winter.
A look in our
window will con=
vince you.
The Busy Corner,
Washington Avenue
and 30th Street.
(Ctm?Muc? from first P.ugo).
associates taken ?s a mass, and not
in any small group.
Believer in Athletics.
"One reason why 1 so thoroughly |
Tielieve In the athletic spirit at Har?
vard Is because the athletic spirit ts
essentially democratic. Our chief In
ivi'est Should not He tu the great
champions in sport. On the contrary
our concern should be most of nil to
widen the base; the foundation in ath?
letic spons; to encourage In every
way a healthy rivalry which shall >
give to the largest possible number
of students the chance to take part I
in vigorous outdoor Raines. It is of I
far more Importance Dint a man shall i
play something himself, even if he
plays It badly, than that he shall go
with hundreds of champions to see
sonic one else play well, and It Is not I
healthy for either students or ath?
letes if the terms are mutually ex?
clusive. But eVoh having this aim
especially in view, it seems Id me we
can besl attain It by giving proper
encouragement to the champions In
the sports, and this can only be done
by encouraging Intercollegiate sport.
As I emphatically disbelieve In see?
ing Harvard or any other college turn
out mollycoddles Instead of vigorous
men. I may add that I do not In the
least obect to a sport because It is
rough. Rowing, baseball, la crosse.
track and field games, hockey, foot?
ball are all of them good. Moreover.
It is to my mind simple nonsense, n
mere confession of weakness, to de?
sire to -abolish a giiino because toil-1
denotes show themselves, cr prac?
tices grow up, which prove that tho
game ought to be reformed.
Pootball is All Right.
"Take football, for instance. The
preparatory schools are able to keep
football clean and to develop the
right spirit in the players without,
the slightest necessity ever arising
to so much as consider the question
of abolishing it. There Is no excuse
whatever for colleges falling to show
the same capacity .and there Is no
real need for considering the question
of the abolition of the game. If nec?
essary, let the college authorities in?
terfere to stop any excess or perver?
sion, making their Interference as
little officious ns possible, nnd yet
as rigorous as Is accessory to achieve
the end. But there Is no justification
for stopping a thoroughly manly sport,
because It is sometimes abused, when
the experience of every good prepar?
atory school shows that the abuse
Is In no shape necessarily attendant
upon the game.
We can not afford to turn out of
college men who shrink from physical'
effort or from a- little physical pain..
In any republic courage Is a prime?
necessity for tho average citizen If
ho Is to ho a good citizen; nnd ho
needs physical courage no less than
moral courage, the courage that dares
ns well as the courage that endures,
the courage that will fight valiantly
nlike against the foes of the soul und
tho foes of the body.
Tend to Develop Courage.
"Athletics are good, especially in
their rougher forms, becnuse they
tend to develop such courage. They
are good al.so because they encourage
a true democratic spirit; for in the
?athletic field the man must lie judged
not with reference to outsldej ami
accidental attributes, but. to that
combination of bodily vigor and
moral quality which go to make up
"I trust I need not add that in de?
fending athletics 1 would not. for one
moment ho understood as excusing
that perversion of athletics which
would make it the end of life instead
of merely a means in life. It is first
-ihiss healthful play, and is useful ns
such. But play is not business, and
it is a very poor business Indeed for
a college man to learn nothing but
sport. There are exceptional cases
which I do not need to consider; hut
disregarding these, I can not with
mfficient emphasis say that when
vou get through college you will do
badly unless you turn your, attention
'.o tho serious work of life with a
'ovotlon which will render It Impos?
sible for you to pay much heed to
iport in the way In which it. Is pcr
'ectly proper for yon to pay heed
while in college. Play'while you
day and work while you work; and
'hough play is a mighty good thing,
remember that you hail hotter never
day at nil than to get. Into a condl
ton of mind whero you regard play
is the serious business of life or
Vhero you 'permit it to hamper and
nterfer? with your doing your full
iuty in the real work of the world.
A Word to the Students.
A word also to the students. Alb
'etics are good; study is even hotter;
nd best of all is the development of
he type of character for the hick of
vhicb. in an Individual ns in a un?
ion, no amount of brilliancy of mind
?r of strongt.h of body will atone,
tarvard must do more tliuii produce
Indents; yet, after nil. she will fall
nimensurably short of her duty and
er opportunity unless sin; produces
? groat, number of true students, of
rue scholars. Moreover, let the stu
lents remember that In tho long run
u tho field of study judgment must
'10 rendered upon the quantity of
?rst-class work produced In the way
if productive scholarship, and that
?o amount of second-class work can
tone for failure In tho college to
noduco this first-class work. A
jourse of study is of little .worth
f it ends to deaden Individual inl
Matlve and cramp scholars so that
pcy only work In tho ruts worn
loop by many predecessors. Amer
can scholnrrfhip will be judged, not
'iy the quantity of routine work pro
luced .by routine workerfc', but by.
'ho small amount of first-class out
mi , or those who, in whatever
branch,, ntand in the- first, rank
of industry, in compilation and
In combination will ever tnko the
place of bV.8 ilrst Oinml or original
work whether In science, in art. In
literature. Tbo greatest. Bpoclal
function of a college, as distin?
guished from its general function <>.*
producing Rood citizenship, should
'bo so to shape conditions as to put
a premium upon the development of
productive scholarship of the crea?
tive mind, in any form of Intellect?
ual work. The men whose chief
concern lies with the work of the
student In study, should hear this
face ever before iiStem.
? To All College Men.
"So much for what 1 have to say
to you purely as Harvard men. Now.
n word wh'ch applies to you morelv
as it applies to all college men, to
all men In this country who have
received IVA? benefits of college
education; and w&ht I have to say
on vhls topic can properly 'bo boIiI
under the ausplcon of your political
club. You here when you grail'V1'1'.
Will take up many different kinds o?
work; but there Is one work in
which ;iil or you should bike part
simply as good American citizens
and that is c\.> work of self-govern?
ment. RenieirJbcr, in the drei plaso
that to take i>;irt i:i the w >rk ofi
govornmeni docs hot mean of nee
ess.; v to hi>!d office, li means to
taken an intelligent, disinterested
and practical pant in fhe everyday
duties of tflio average citizen, of
the ciU'/.en who is* not a faddist or
a doctrinaire, btit who abhors cor?
ruption and dislikes Inofllcjoncy;
w'..'o wishes to see decent govern?
ment prevail at home, with gen?
uine equality of opportunity for -ill
men so far as it cun bo brought
about; and who wishes, as far
foreign matters ore concerned, to
see this nation treat all nations,
great and small, with respect, and
if need be with generosity, and it:
I ho same time bVjw herself able to
Protei t herself by her own might
from any wrong at the hands of any
outside pov.vr.
Ac to Educat'Jn.
fTJke most other tihings of value,
education is good only in so rai?
ns it Is used aright, and if It Is
misused or if it causes ti.v owner to
bo so puffed up with pride as t 1
make him misestimate the relative
values <d tilings' It becomes a harm
and not n benefit. There are few,
things less desirable than the arid
cultivation, t'.V; learning and renne
meiu which lead merely to I hat in
tcllectnal conceit which makes a
man in a democratic community like
ours 'hold himself aloof from his
follows and pride himself upon C.'j
weakness .which he mistakes for sup-j
erciljous strength. Small Is the use
of those educated men who In after
lifo tilget none but themselves
and gather In parlors' to discuss wrong
conditionr which they do not unden
stand and l-> advocate remedies i
which have the prime defect of bet
Ing un workable. The judgment on j
practical affairs political and social.I
of educated men who keco aloof
from Kj'j conditions of practical life
Ik apt to he valueless Id those oili?
er men who do r?al! wage effective
war against the forces of Imsen ss
and of evil. From the political
standpoint education is a harm ami
not :>. ibet'.efll to the men whom it
serves as an evtuse for refusing to
mingle with ti*jibjr, fellows and for
standing aloof from the broad sweep
of our national life in a curiously
Impotent t-plrit of ?fancied superiority.
Thp political wrongheadodnoss of
ouch men is quite as gre:it as that
of wholly uneducated men; and no
people could be less trust worthy
as eVItlcs and advisors. The edu?
cated man w-!;> sreks to console
himself for his own lack of tho
robust qualities- necessary to brine:
success Iii American politics by
mouning over tho degeneracy of the
times instead of Irving to better
them, by railing at the men who do
the actual work <>f political life in?
stead of trying himself to do the
work, is a poo;- creature, and. so
far as his feeble, powers avail, Is
;i dnmazc and not a help to the
country, ton may corao rar >hort
Of this disagreeable standard and
still bo a rather useless member
of socioty. Your education, your
cultivation will not help you If
you make* lite mistake of thinking
lh*at It Is n substitute for Insonl
of an addition to those qualities
which In the struggle of lifo bring
success to the ordinary man with?
out your advantages. Your college
training confers no privilege upon
you save ns tested by the uso you
make of It. It puts upon you tho
obligation to show yourselves better
able to ib) certain tWIngs than your
fellows who have not bad your nu
vantages and if a man's consclenco
is always tellihg him to do some
tiling foolish he will do well to
mistrust its [workings.
"The religious man wittb Is most
useful is not lie .whose sole enro
Is to' save his* own foul 'hut the
man whose religious b.*ds him strive
t-> advance decency anil clean liv?
ing and to miiko the world a bettor
pi icij for his fellows to He In; und
ail this is ns true of C;? ordinary
citizen i:i the performance of tho
ordinary duties of political life.
Philippine Question.
"During the Inst few years much
good has- been ilono to the people
of the Philippines; but t'-r,s has
I.ii done, not by those who mere?
ly indulged in I ho personal luxury
of advocntlng for the Islands a doc?
trinaire liberty which would bave
meant their Immediate nnd Irretriev?
able ruin, but by t i ?so wlho havo
faced racts as they actually were,
I remembering tho proverb that teach
I 6e us that In Hid long run even
the most uncomfortable truth Is sar
I or companion than ?h? ipleatsantpst
falsehood. It Is these men the men
who with sh?rt-*omlngs and stumb?
ling yet dbi the duty of the moment,
though! that duty was hard and often
disagreeable, and not the men who
confined tin msclves to Idle talk of
no matter how high-sounding a nat?
ure, who have done real good to
the Island::. These are the men who
have brought, justice as- between
mail and man; who uro building
roads; who have introduced schools:
who gradually, with patience and
firmness, are really fitting tho Is?
landers for self-government.
Corporation and States' Rights
Po It Is with the great questions
which troup themrlvos round the
control cf corpordtlons in the Inter?
est of th? public. There Ins been a
j curious revival of the doctrine of
I State rights in connection with
these ouostions toy the people who
know that the States can not with
justice to tooth sides practically
control tr.Je corporations, and who
i therefore advocato such control be?
came they do not venture to ex
I press their real wlsn, which Is that
i there k".all be no control at all.
Hallway corporations will gain and
not lose toy adequate federal con?
trol; most emphatically it Is* botn
the duty a.id the lnt.cre"t of our
people to deal fairly.*" with such
corporations and to see that a prem?
ium 13 pat r;i : i the honest manage
hiohl of t>'iem, nnd that, those who
Invest in them arc amply protected.
Rut. those who Invoke the doctrine
cf State rights to protect Slate
corporate creations hi predatory ac?
tivities, extended through other
stales have f-toown t.'.'at they have
not the ability to curb tho .power
of syndicated wealth, and therefore,
in tho interest of Hie people
must be done by national action.
*Spccial Privileges.
Our present warfare is against
special privileges. Tho men?many
of them, I am sorry to say, college
men?-w'.io are prompt to speak
against every practical means which
can ho devised for achieving the
otojoct we have in view?the proper
and adequate supervision by the
Fpdernl government of the great
corporations doing an interstate bus?
iness?are unable to so innen
?is outline any plan of constructive
statesmanship which shall give ro
Hof. T Wive watched for six years
these men, both those in public an?
those In private life, nnd though
t'noy are prompt to criticise every
rtffirmatlve step taken, I havo yet
j In sets o-'o of them lift a finger
U> remedy Ihe wrongs that exist,
i (Continued on Twelfth Page.)
Norfolk & Washington
Steamboat Co.
Tho now and powerful Iron Palace
steamers. Newport News. Wnahlugtoh
and Norfolk will leavo dally as fob
Leave Portsmouth, foot of
North street ..:. 0:00pm
Leave Norfolk, foot of Wa?
ter struct . 0:00 pm
Leave Old Point Comfort 7:00 pm
Arrive In Washington _ 7:00 urn
Arth? III Philadelphia.
Penn. It. It.??10:50 am
Arrive In Plillndclphlli, I).
& O. R. It.??ll:10am
Arrive in New York, l'enn.
H. R. 1:10pm
Arrive In Now York, P.. &
O. R. It. ?3:00pm
Lv. New York. Penn. R. R.. 12:00 pm!
Lv. Now York, Ui A O. R. R. ?l:0o pm
Lv. Philadelphia, Penn. R. R. 2:55 pm
Lv. Phlla., B. & O. R. It.... 2:08 p ni
Ar. Washington, Penn, R. it. G:10pm
Ar. Wash., 11 & O. It. R. .?.?5:00 i> m
Lv. Washington . ?0:30pm
Ar. Old Point Comfort_ ?7:00am
I Ar. Norfolk . ?8:00 am
Ar. Portsmouth . ?8:30am
?Dally, ??Dally except Sunday.
I Tho trip down the historic Potomnc
j River nnd Chesapeake Ray orf tho
elegant steamers of this company Is
unsurpassed. Tho steamers aro com?
paratively new, having been built In
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luxuriant manner, with electric lights,
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room. Tho tables are supplied with
every delicacy of tho season from
the markets of Washington and Nor
i folk, For tlokots, reservation of
! staterooms, and further Information.
I apply to D. J. CALLAHAN, Agont,
I Norfolk, Va.
Clyde Steamship Co.
Steamers to Philadelphia
Sailing from Philadelphia, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Freight received and delivered dally
at C. & O. Pier No. G. Office, River
Uen. .Southern AgL
' J2 South Dolnwaro Avenue, Philadel?
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A trial will convince you that
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See W. W. Robinson, Agent C. ft O. Ry.
Before arranging tor your trip.
Through Trains, Vostlbuled, Eloctrts
Lighted, Steam Hentod, Dlntng
Cars a La Carto through tho
grandest scenery East of
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For Richmond, Cincinnati, Indlansp?
oils, Nashville, Chicago, Louis?
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West and 8outhwest.
10:10 A. M. and f>:25 P. M. dally.
Local for Richmond and James River
7:40 A. M., dally.
Local for Richmond:
C:40 P. M., dally.
N. H.?Following figures publisher!
only as Informntlon, and aro net
Lv. Newport News:
C. ft O. Ry.17:40 a m|r,:S5 ptn
Ar. Norfolk .|8:30 a m|0:20 p m
Trains from Norfolk.
8:00 a. m. Dnlly. Local for Suffolk.
Franklin, Bmporln, Clarksvlllo. Dau?
vlllo, Oxford. Durham and Intormo
dlate stations. Close connections at
Danvlllo with fnst through trnlno to
all points South and WosL
7:30 p. m, Dnlly. Fast oxpresa train
for all points South nnd Wost, ear-,
rylng through Pullmnn sleeping car
to Ashevlllo.
Trains from Richmond,
7:00 a. m. Dally. Local for Char?
lotte, Chase Cltv, Clarksvllle.
11:15 a. m. Dnlly, Limited Duftet
Pullmnn to Atlnnta and Binning*
ham, Now Orleans, Memphis, Chnfc
tnnooga nnd all the South. Through
coach for Chase City, Oxford, Dur?
ham nnd Raleigh.
0:00 p. m., except Sunday, KeysvlllO
11:30 p. m., dally Limited Pullman,
ready 9:30 p. m. for all tho Sout*?.
York River Line.
4:30 n. m.?Except Sunday. No. 10.?
Ilaftlmoro Limited.
2:15 p. m.?Except Sunday. No. 10.?
Local to WoBt Point.
4:45 a. m.?Except Sunday. No. 74.-*
Local to West Point.
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P. T. M., W. H. TAYLOE, G. P. A.,
Washington, D. C.
Norfolk, Vfc
Steamship Lines.
Passenger ft Freight.
Newport News to Baltimore.
Evory Mon., Thum., Frl., KiH., nnd Run, U p. tu.
Fare $3.00 One Way, $5.00 Round
Trlp, Including 8tateroom Berth.
TlcketB to All Points.
Norfolk to Boston.
Kvcry Sun., Tuei., Wed. and Krt. 0 p. M.
Norfolk to Providence,
Kvcry Mnti., Th?r?, and Hal r, p. m.
For tickets nnd further lurormntloii, apply to
. D. B. MoNKILL, Asont.
NortoEk Ferry Scheduie
Pine Beach Route. Steamer Endeavor
Leaves Ivy avenue plor for Pine
Deach or Norfolk ?6:45. ??7:30, 9:00,
10:30 a. m., 12 m.; 1:30, 3:00, 4:30,
6:00, 7:30 and 9:00 p. m.
Leave Norfolk, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.
m. and 12:00 m., 1:30, 3:00, 1:30,
6:00, 7:30 and 9:00 p. m.
?Dally except Sunday. **Sunday
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