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"The Lure of the Lore of the Oriental
I in The Sunday Call next Sunday ,
Secretary Criticises Conditions
at Mare Island and Urges
Better Facilities Here
New Orleans and Cavite Yards
Among Those That Should
Be Closed
More Rapid Promotion and
Higher Grades Than Rear
Admiral Recommended
results of a careful personal
investigation by Secretary
George yon L. Meyer of many of the
navy yards and naval stations are ap
parent in certain sweeping recom
mendations for the abolition of sev
eral of these and the development of
others, ss set out in the secretary's
srrnual report, just made public.
Secretary Meyer recommends giv
ir.z up and disposing: of the naval sta
tions at New Orleans. Pensacola, San
Jean, Port Royal, New London. Sack
ett's Harbor. Culebra and Cavite. He
finds that the average yearly cost of
maintaining these stations for the last
five years has been $1,672,675. while
very little useful work has been per
formed therein.
On the Pacific coast Meyer finds
the Bremerton yard at a disadvantage
through its lack of railroad communi
cation and its distance from any large
supply of labor. '
But its further development Is re
?*ar<sed as a necessity In view of the
fact that the fleet at some time after
the openfner of the Panama car.al" may
be based in the, Pacific ocean.
Mare Island Criticised
The Mare Isiand navy yard Is se
verely criticised, for its inaccessibility,
tooth on account of its j^reat distance
ynm San Francisco and the shallow
r.ess of the channel. The muddy water
y of the San Pablo bay Is also said to
\u25a0work havoc with the condensers of the
warship*. No battleship injured in
action could be tak*»n to Mare Island.
even for temporary repairs, nor could
the yard be reached by a number of
the heavy battleships or heavy cruisers
even when uninjured. But as $14,000,
000 already has been Fpent on this yard,
Meyer fefelierei that In order to avoid
a total loss it would be wise to utilize
it for such vessels as can reach it and
I also for such manufacturing and re
pair work for the larprer \-essels as can
readily be sent to the navy yard and
returned to the vessels lying In San
Francisco bay.
Bay Station Needed
Looking to the future., Meyer says:
After a study of this question
and a personal inspection of Mare
Island and the available sites on
Fan Francisco bay. I conclude that
It "will be necessary to establish a
docking and repair station for
battleships on San Franclscc bay
In some locality yet to be selected.
I have examined several locations,
•vrhich are now being considered.
Such a repair station should in
clude one or more docks of the
larger size, with ample depth of
water for taking our largest exist
ing a.t-6 contemplated battleships,
V and such additional repair facill
& les as may be necessary for the
repair cf~ the damaged hulls of
battleships. The docks would al
ways be used for taking the larg
est vessels of, the navy and the
facilities for repair should be lim
ited to what is absolutely neces
sary for the repair of a damaged
battleship. This matter will be
taken vp and further recommenda
tion made when the best course
Is decided on.
Unless the deep water battle-
BhJp repair station is established
at San Francisco the fleet must
inevitably depend upon the Puget
sound navy yard for it« docking
and repair. While this fact seems
beyond question, it must be pointed
cut that it will not do to depend
upon one navy yard alone for dock
ing and repair facilities for., the
Cuba the Best Base
Meyer discusses the strong points
* and Elforteomlngß of the various yards
-at length and incidentally he points
out that the United States has twice as
many navy yards as Great Britain,
with a rsavy at least double the size
of our*. Touching- the Xew Orleans
yard, it is sa!d that its position 100
miles up the Mlsslsslpi river is such
that In time, of war no large vessels
should be sent there on account of the
danger of the passes heing: blocked.
The Pensacola navy yard Is condemned
as impossible of fortification and . as
rtrategically unnecessary.
The secretary believes that the gulf
gnu South Atlantic coasts can best be
deij^r-Jed by an effective naval station
at ' • \u000anamo, Cuba, where the
tmUaae* oa P*«e *» Celmma 4
The San Francisco Call.
Hostility That Began Three Years Ago
With Parade of Protest .Grows In
Bitterness and Is Still a Factor
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Dec. 4.— After three years the
bitterness and enmity between the student body and the
student affairs committee -of the faculty still remain— the hos
tility that began three years ago, at the time of the memorable pa
rade of protest against Professor A. B. Clark and his 'committee, i
is still an active factor in the Stanford problem. i
The student body came out of its first brush with the Clark!
committee damaged in spirit, feeling that injustice prevailed, know
ing from bitter experience that Clark intended, to. wield- his author
ity with an iron hand, its eyes fully open to the fact that President
Jordan was holding himself aloof from interference and might not
even be appealed to in the name of fairness. : *
In the trouble that 'occurred at the time the Clark committee
was appointed, the student body stood by principles and honest con
victions. The culmination of the struggle came out of the sus
pension by the committee of 12 prominent students who had par
ticipated in the parade of protest. One of the most severe penal
ties iii the hands of the student affairs committee had been visited
on these 12. men for a comparatively trivial offense, or what, at most,
was only an ill "advised method of expressing a perfectly honest sen
timent. The real cause of, the suspension was that these 12 men
had dared to voice their views — had dared to criticise an action
of the committee. There followed the punishment of nearly 150
others because they, too, had criticised.
This same ban on freedom of speech and on any criticism that
I might reflect upon the student affairs committee, its members or
its policies, has never been raised. It remains today in even
more effective form than when it was originally introduced.
The method of the Clark regime has been to stifle criti
cism of a public nature by holding over the heads' of
student editors and newspaper correspondents the fear of suspension or
expulsion from the tmiversity.
It was but a little over a month ago that the editor of the Daily Palo
Alto, the official student organ, said in one of his editorials:
It has become a well known fact that the editors of the local ,
publications cannot, with even a limited degree of freedom, ex
press either their opinion* or the sentiments' of the student
body npon certain subjects. Such topics are absolutely censored,
and any reference to' them in a manner which voices the sincere;
attitude of the students, bat which does nofc^ineet with /faculty*^ , -. -f;;, :
approTal, places the editor Tvjthin the pale- of 4he authority of v th.e '
student affairs committee. Under such conditions a free discus
sion of subjects affecting the relations of the faculty and
students is impossible.
In other -words, freedom of speech is tabooed. Time and again, the
most severe punishment has been visited upon students who have had the
temerity to set forth their personal convictions. The quotation, "A generous
education is the birthright of every man and woman id America," appears
upon every official Stanford publication. Yet, by means of suspension and
cancellation of scholarship credits already won, Uie student affairs com
mittee of Stanford university has denied just this education to many young
men who have chosen Stanford as their university in the belief that an
honest expression of an honest opinion is a birthright.
It is accepted as a matter of course, at Stanford that editors of the
college publications take their fate into their hands when they acccept
their positions, unless they are of the spineless variety that will agree to
censorship and dictation of policy from the student affairs committee. Not
many weeks agoj Professor Clark sent to one of • the student publications a
communication In defense of an action of his committee which had been
adversely criticised, and with this communication went the ultimatum that
the editor of the publication must ','accept the consequences" If he dared to
reply to it. ,
The list of Stanford student editors who have been "fired" from i the
university or deposed is a long one. It is a notable one, too, for most of
those editors who dared stand up for what they believed to be right in college
have since "made good" outside. They have been denied the completion of
a college course, but they have stood for principle. Correspondents of the
San Francisco newspapers have also been put under the ban of censorship,
under penalty of dismissal for reporting matters concerning which the
student affairs committee disapproves, ( or which might reflect upon the
management of the institution. Recently this policy. has been carried to the
extent of the dismissal of a correspondent for matter which he, himself did
not write, but which' appeared under a Stanford date line in the San Frali-
The personnel of the Clark committee has changed completely several
times within the last three years, but Clark has remained constantly at its
head. The methods and policies of the Elmira reform school prevail. Clark
is the man to whom the entire power of student control; and discipline
nominally vested In President Jordan, has been transferred. His word is the
.final law In all matters of discipline. His methods are not to be questioned;
his rules are to be obeyed; his decisions are to be accepted without appeal.
President Jordan has refused time and again to interfere. His time and
attention are given to other things than a personal supervision of the actual
internal management of the university and the relations of Its students to
its faculty. The broad minded men of the faculty dare not openly oppose
or criticise the present methods for fear of the penalty. The management
is in the hands of a few men, close to Jordan, and the others have nothing
to say.
It is not only in matters affecting general principles of student govern
ment, but in the details of the every day life upon the campus that the Clark
committee has come to exercise an absolute . control. No student Is ever
quite sure of his ground. Any act, however innocently conceived or executed
at the time, may later be brought before this committee for review,, and
sometimes with dire results. .
The committee's methods of "Investigation" have served to deepen the
unhealthy spirit of antagonism which prevails. Students generally charge
that the Clark committee gains its Information through the channels of a
well established system of spies. Certainly it has often, been a mystery how
information in detailed particulars has promptly reached the committee
regarding certain affairs, and how names have been secured In other, cases;
It Is not to^be denied that reports concerning student activities are received
by the committee from a great number of sources, and that so, called i /'tale
bearing" is encouraged Instead of being frowned upon by. the : committee.
Personally, I know of a number of cases in which students charged- with
the same offense, but examined separately, have been tempted to inform on
their companions and where the inducements for them to do so have been
openly held out. • - \ V /
These are the things that have brought on - f Stanford's illness .^ The
Clark committee, vested, by the much absent president of the university, with
an absolute authority, has deliberately antagonized^the ; student; body, "/and.
the students are constantly seeking opportunity to retaliate . for real ; or
fancied wrongs. It Is a bad spirit It is a serious illnes», - ~
SA^;-m^bi^c6, ; ; : MQNM loib!
"San Francisco 1915" on Lips
of Diplomats at Luncheon
Given in Washington
President Wheeler of State Uni
versity Tells of Welcome
Waiting Visitors
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
WASHINGTON/ Dec. 4.— "San Fran
cisco 1915" was on the lips of South
American diplomats, toda-y, when they
attended a luncheon given by Director
General John Barrett at . the Pan-
American building-.. The San Fran
cisco guests were R ; B. Hale of. the
Panama-Pacific exposition, President
Benjamin Ide Wheeler of the Univer
sity of California, M.H. de Young and
.» _ __ _^_..
Franklin > Adams, who ; 'Is connected
with the Pan-American' union.-V -
The diplomats present were Minister
Pardo of Peru, . Minister *Borda of /Co
lombia, Minister Arliaga, of . Ecuadpr,
Minister Cruz of Chile, r Charge d'Af
faires Lima E. Silva of Brazil, Charge
d'Affaires VVUlegas *• of *:'\u25a0 Argentine;
Charge d'Aff tires de Castro of Uruguay
and Jose de Obaldla, secretary of the
Panama legation. ; Other guests were
Burton Holmes, lecturer; James *F.
Archibald, war correspondent, and li.
C. Barker .of the Fortnightly Review,
New Monroe Doctrine
The luncheon was given primarily 'to
bring the Panama-Paciflc exposition to
the attention of "the South American
representatives.' Every one present
made , a speech. Dr. said in
"We are united as one In the asser
tion of the; 1 Pan-American doctrine.
This Is the new Monroe doctrine. The
American nations shall notbe regu
lated by arbitrary power without and
in accordance \u25a0 with European policies
and quarrels. "We are united as- one by
a common geographical fate.
"The old world looked inward on the
Mediterranean, and all Its policies were
dictated by the Mediterranean. The
new world looks outward toward the
open ocean. \u0084 .
"Under the old arrangement all
America stood in the world's back
yard. Today It/ stands midway be
tween Europe and the goal of its desire
—the old orient.
Two Oceans to Be One
"The opening, of the Panama canal'
means that the. two oceans which -In- 1
\ close us shall be made one. The event
is an 'ocean event, and can not be cele
i brated on an inland rver.
'"The canal mußtbe made central in
the celebration, and those who attend
it /will' only fulfill; their pilgrimage by
passing, through it. You do not in
augurate an East' river bridge ' by hold
i ing services at - Hoboken. \u25a0 With the
opening of ; the canal the history- of
man passes to its final phase.' . The
occidental world-half meets in the
Pacific ocean the other .and hitherto
Ignored half— the orient.;: That . Is the
supreme meaning of 'the event.
"Except for Ecuador and Peru, none
of the ' South ;. American*; countries 4 is
affected by a trade movement, oh lines i'i
north' and south; ' The whole \u25a0 signifl- j
canco is connected •with a movement
east*, and y west' The Pacific is now
comingi into } play. : ;
Promise of Welcome .
"A- picket line i of i sturdy \u25a0 occidentals
has been ' grimlyv holding the • narrow |
strip • which 'we 'call ; the Pacific' t hem; \u25a0
stretching : from v'Alaska- to; Chile! and j
waiting c ; for • reinforcements ;,to "t arrive j
from', the army in the - rear. ; This>strip I
Is mostly . Snalsh ; soil.X and;. ..when^ you' I
come to the 'exposition.Vwhich we f shall
i 'surely;^ hold f:ifi -1915. 4 ;we5,wi11.-" welcome
! you l4b 'h places Bpanish> names
and" to • homes and ; hearts ? that • have )^the
I Latin:;; hospitality; and' -^grace and
\u25a0 I'M. H. de Young spoke of the Panama : -1
Pacific, exposition. \u25a0 . 1
V, ;; [Special- Dispatch -to -.The .Call]- t
;; _ BOSTON, Dec. 4.— The following editorial is published In the I
<' Christian Science -Monitor under the caption: t
|||g|l|||||M|||i EDDY
o Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer arid founder of Christian sci- <>
\\ ence, passed f att ay on Saturday night at. her home on Chestnut hilt. She <\u25ba
][• r»as deply loved and revered, not only by all the members of her church, <\u25ba
*/). but by all those Tfhor understood anything of her incessant laoxs for the <<>
\\ I welfare of. humanity. At such a moment it is helpful to be able to show* a
<[ in her own- words, .that herfollowers who have enlisted "to lessen evir* <\u25ba
l\ shall enjoy to the fuU the wisdom of her. leadership. <I
<* "You can well afford, 1 ' she wrote 19 years ago to the Massachuselb I
o Metaphysical college association, "to give me up, since you have in my t
y, last revised edition of 'Science and Health' your teacher and guide." +
"\u25a0\u25a0 In this way, as she said in perhaps the best known of all her hymns, i
"those to whom her: teachings has shown the truth may continue not merely 'J
o to follow, but to rejoice. \u25a0- \\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 *U f
y. For many years, in the retirement in, which she has lived, Mrs. Eddy 4.
$ has accustomed her. followers. to lean 'on, Cod rather than on her, and t
i> so to ; learn to . do without that personal leadership the world commonly t
0 demands. The future of the -Christian Science movement will prove how <>
i^ unerring was her,: judgment in this as in every other matter, which became
< > her care. -She saldi writing some yean \ ago in ** The Sentinel," in the *'
\\ issue of the 23rd of May, \9o\ i " ' Science and Health* makes it plain **
o- to all Christian Scientists- that the manhood and womanhood of Cod
o have already been revealed in a degree through Christ Jesus and. Christian v >
- \u25ba Science, his- two witnesses^ . What remains ; to lead on the centuries and \u2666
<> reveal my[ successor, is man in the image and likeness of the Father- <>
<> Mother Cod, man and the generic term for^mankind." «•
o In her retirement 'Worked p for .the cause of humanity ;;
> '•' with the same untiring selfishness .withiwhichlm;iheeaTlieT^days-of her «\u25a0
o discovery she had .: worked, to , heal its physical' infirmities. Her followers . - >
o will continue (to; prove] their) understanding t of her- teaching by that unity of*>
< \u25ba v thought and purpose, t through^which clone they can proye their gratitude < \u25ba
"and demonstrated as she the Christ. |
First Public Statement Prorri
;ised,at^ pinner;^;;;
NEW HAVEN, ; Conn.. : Dec. 4.— ln ; a
letter to Colonel; lsaac M." Ullmarv, pres
ident .' ; of \u25a0 the :.. New ,Hayen 'chamber -of
commerce,": before \ which former .Presi-;
'dent^Rooßevelt; will speak on the . ; night
of i December, 13;; Colonel Rooseveltj said
that* at- the : dinner; hie , would . make -his
first' public^ statement; as to -the; causes
thatlled .up .to .the recent political up
heaval.:',;Amons3he other', speakers/at
the dinner ;. wl 1 1 ; ; -:be Governor -t Elect
Simeon": E.l- Baldwin* and' President^Ar'-'
thur >T.\ Hadiey \ of -Yale. ' t-: ~- .<- ~— -l- (
' YESTERDA V— Highest temperature, 58 ;
lowest Saturday night, 45.
• low fog m morning: light east wind, chang
ing to north.
,-..\u25a0 . - \u25a0 . \u25a0
Damage in Mindanao and Zam
'boanga Is $250,000
. \u25a0'"} MANILA, •_\u25a0•: Dec. ? " s^—Unprecedented
storms \u25a0\u25a0 haye 1 swept" Mindanao and Zam
boanga, flooding the country. - Twenty
Hvesrhave'.been lost and property dam
agred-to-the value of $250,000. No re
ports v have ..been v received from -other
districts.' - V . \u25a0"
3 Hajwood." l a negro. . was arrested earlr raster
,dar-«nornlnsr,!at MontßomM-y and. Clay; streets
...on suspicion -of betnjr the hishwaym»n re
sponsible for many: robberies' in .that district
FINGER; SHOT ; OFF— Fred ikwsoij.- employed at
, ;?: 70 \u25a0 Onk street ; In a .. garage; accidentally shot
V off ' : the \u25a0" little-: linger of • his left : band with a
trifle -yesterday.-; .. - \u25a0 - - -; -_.\u25a0. .
£ 11 LUlTlUii Ub
h fl VI $U\
II nu £ L ll v
Mrs. Mary Baker Glover Eddy
Passes Away Peacefully
at Her Home on
Chestnut Hill
Congregation Hears Announce*
ment of Leader's Loss in
Silence and Mem"
bers Shed Tears
BOSTON, Dec. 4.— Mrs. Mary
Baker Glover Eddy, discoverer
and founder of Christian Science,
is dead. Announcement of the
passing of the venerable leader, -which
occurred late last night at her home
at Chestnut Hill, was made at the
morning service of the Mother church
"Natural causes," explained' the
death,, according to j Dr,..Gcorge . L.
West, a* district medical examiner,""
who was summoned a few hours after
Mrs. Eddy passed away. Later Doc
tor West added that the more imme
diate cause probably was pneumonia.
The news of Mrs. Eddy's death
was made known simultaneously by
Judge Clifford P. Smith, first reader
of the Mother church, at the close
of the morning service, and by Alfred
Farlow of the Christian Science pub
lication committee, in a statement to
the press.
Indisposed Nine Days
According to Farlow, Mrs. Eddy
passed away at 10:45 o'clock last
"She had been indisposed for about
nine days," said Farlow, "but had
been up and dressed, and as lata as
Thursday transacted tome business
with one of the officials of the church.
She took her daily afternoon drive- un
til two days before death. Saturday
night she fell quietly asleep, and those
around her could at first hardly real
ize that she had gone. Her thought}
was clear, until tha last, and she left
no final messages.
"No physician was in attendance, but
she had the assistance of students who
comprised her household. "With her
at the time of her departure were Cal
vin A. Frye, Mrs. Laura E. Sargent.
Mrs. Ella S. Rathvon; Rev. Irving C
Tomlinson. her corresponding secre
tary; \u25a0William R. Rathvon and her
secretary, Adam H. Dickey.
Funeral to Be Simple
"No arrangements regarding the-,
time or place of burial hay» been
decided. It is well known to her
household that she believed la sim
plicity on such occasions, and in con
formity with this knowledge, it is ex
pected the services -will be private
and of a simple nature, probably con-
sisting of prayer and reading from the
bible with some brief selections from
the Christian Science, text book. Only
her relatives, her household and of
ficials of the church are expected to
be present.
"There having been no physician in
attendance, George W. L. /West of
Newton Center, medical examiner for
the district, was called early Sunday
morning. Dr. West, after investigation,
pronounced death due to "natural
causes* and Issued the customary cer
"A telegram was sent to her son.
George TV. Glover of Lead. S. D.. ap
prising him of his mother's death and
requesting Information as to his at
tendance and that of his family.
""Mrs. Eddy was born In Bow. N. H.,
July . 16, 1821, and was therefore in
her ninetieth year."
Service Is as Usual
Few of the congregation at the
morning service of the Mother church
today knew of. "Mrs., Eddy's death. Tha
service was . as usual, and the two
readers. Judge Smith and Mrs. Lelanci
T. Powers, presented the sermon of the
The routine service, which clo3ea
with a hymn, the reading of the
"scientific statement of being" and the ,
benediction, was strictly followed, but •
Just before thY benediction Judga .'

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