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University Missourian An evening nevsfafer published at Columbia, Mo., every tehoc(dy by the Department of Journalism of the University of Missouri. Entered at the pottoffice at Columbia, Mo., as second-class mail matter. SUBSCRUTION-Invnrlably In Advance: Ilj Mnll or Carrier: School Vcnr, $3.00; Semester, I.-'.'.. Single Copies, Two Cents. Bu-ivpss Officf Koom E. Academic Hall, Univershyof Missouri, Columbia, Mo. Telephone Xumpfrs: Department office. 37T. Ncvsroom 371. Business Offi e, 7M. Only Appmrrtt Artrrrtlniwj Arcrptril. Jtnten on .Ifpllmtlon. Address nil communications to University Missourian, Columbia, Afo. UNIVERSITY CALENDAR Dec. 10. Henry County Club. :m p. m Room 24, Academic Hall. Pike County Club. S:00 p. in 004 South Ninth street. Dec. 13. Lecture, Lorsulo Taft. Audito rium. Raskctball. Missouri again-t Warren-burg Xormnl. Roth well gjmna-ium. Raskctball, Missouri against Dec. lfi. Warren-burg Xorni.il. Itoth- well gymnasium Preliminary University di lute. Auditorium. Dec. 2.1. Wrdne-day. at 1 j. m. to .Ian. .". Tue-day, at S a. m.. Chri-t- mas Holidays. Jan. I!). Addre-s li-fon- Dcpaitmciit of Jouriinlisin by Norman Hap- good. FARMERS WEEK. Fanners Week i- , miniature univer pity for the rural citizen- of Missouri. Lectures upon eveiy ph-i-c of faun life upor which the fanner dep-nds for his material prosperity will be given .it the University the lir-t week in . Un itary. One national and eight -tatr organi zation will holil annual meetings ui Columbia at that time. The attend ance will include the lM-t-to-do tillers of the oiI and -tock raiser- ot tie state. P.reeders of bees as well a- breeders of hogs and cattle will eome and li-ten to the lectures liearing directly upon thfir work at honu-. The addn-sst-s will lie made by sp,.,.i.ili-ts in their line and whateer tln-e men -ay will It" spoken with authority for they know their business better than mot others. The hittires will not b.- com-linl in scientific langua known only to - lege men. The truth . 1, -ii t scientifically correct but the language will 1m simple enough for the unlet tered to grasp. The visitors will lie taught by th" laboratory method as well as by lec ture. The horticultural society will have a display of apples; the eorn grow- ers will nvliiliit colli- I In hee keener ,.:n 1 1 1.1... .i.: I..,. ' AIll "-ll'Hl IKIIII ' -IIIU 111.' --i.il I 1IMI1, -rill ter and che.-e. Xo admission i charged to the lec tures nor is there anv examination lor 1 entrance, but .young men may enter tl contest for corn judging. The social life of the farmers i neglected for they will have -..leant hours l.-tw.i-ii -essi.,11 for inter. onr-P. . I The annual banquet that is held the "--11 - -''' P- " ''w "'" I - if H"' ollicers and men know their closing night brings the farmers into -1-"'-"' i-""- done by a long shot." com- , buin. s, the fighting ability of the Am a clo-er fellowship and leau-s a pl.-nint I-nontt-l the football man. eric.in tleet is inferior to none. It is memory uf their sojourn in Columbia. , "Y,,''r- ri'-" ,,0,1,1,'1 ,", ?' "" "Fighting Rob" ought to F.verV farmer will get his money's "That's what some of the !.--t ers j know, when it comes to discus-ing the worth i.v coming to Columbia for Farm ..in .l.iin it f.-r." lighting qualities of warships, and if ers Week i "'"t '" Ihink that the old Kgjp-jail the officers and sailors on the ships .ti.uis built splendid canals in their day. jli.ne the ame feeling, which thej TIIF. ('RI.VD. Thej- call him a grind because ho studies most of the daj and night. lit is not a mixer and -o does nnt enjoj Wing with the boys after -upp-r. The girl laugh at him in-te.ul of with him. -o he does not go with them. In the cl.ts- room he thinks of them merely as part of the natural siirroundiags. His people have alwa.vs had a fixed purjHise ahead to which thej- struggled with every atom of strength. His father has brought tip a large famil.v. and h.i had to work earlv and late to keep the famil.v clothed and fed. His mother has at wax's had an inten-e de sire to h-arn. but as -he received little education while joung. and ha- little time to read now, her desires are kept smouldering. Rut sbe ha- bj- her en thusiasm burned into the minds of her children the ambition to lMcome well educated men. 'Ihe grind iwd to walk several miles to the high school in town evcrj day. After graduating, he taught school for two j ear- and -aved everj- cent possi ble. Then he went avvav to college. While tliTe he has done hi utmost to learn hi- !c on- well. He will never be a great man in th" monej-making sei'-e. l".i I he will become a deep scholar and thus fulfil the ambitions of his mother, his only sweetheart. His ideal is perfection in learning of lessons. When the examination papers come tmck and he has secured the highest .fade, the other students with curling lip call him a grind. I!ut this proof of his ability brings a passing gleam of happiness to the tired features of the grind. He ha- never had an easy time and does not know that he could enjoy life more by going to dances and shows. He does nut know the joys of letting the lemons go until the examinations draw near, and then cramming every thing -Mi-dhle. His chief recreation is football where he -ees men struggling to win. Here's to the grind; unpopular, un lovable, but who does what he thinks is best. SOCIETY CLARA THOM1SOX will handkerchief shower ilmrsdav afternoon for Miss Adele Fleming, whose marriage to Dr. Aimer Core of Marshall will take place Dec. .-.ii. The Kappa Kappa Camma fraternity will entertain the Sigma Alpha Kp-iln.i fraternity with an infoimal dance Sat- urday afternoon. i ..ll-s .lean .wcLiine. who is in at me, 'Pi Heta Phi house, has lhen unable to attend classes for a few la- til Ruth i:u-r-ole i- confined to her home on Turner axeiiue with a attack ol ton-ilitis. elere Mr. and Mis. .Mm s Ankeney an - dug to St. Louis Friday to -peinl art : the holidaj-s. .Mi-. .1. L Pabb will give a reception " ' lor the Delt itternooii. P-i -ororitv Thursday The Chri-ttnas dance of the Colum bia Club will take place Thurda' ev ening. .Miss F.dtia 1) Di.v has gone to Oma ha for a few- dav- TOLD ACROSS THE BREAKFAST TABLE "With l!n.ui suggested a, the next rr pre-ident ot IVx.is lnner-lt and President l!oo-eelt planning hi- raid ..m darkest Africa. American politic ma.v exerieiice a dull season." ren.aik ed the -olicitor for the 0en. ! "What aie jou doing-" exclaimed it he .lunior Medic, seeing the ie.l-head.il -Soph" -vith th.- wart 011 his no-e pii7- ,7ling ov.-r a piece of p. per -craw'e.1 full of numbeis. -Trying to sole Co liimbia iirices" j "Xo" confessed the latter. "Tin try- ' implicated, it is not hard to understand ling to figure out whether or not I "" President's anger. The World an j.ould corner the nickelodeon market ' nounc.-s its willingness to prove the 'for what it co-t- to send the Am.-ii.an ! .1 I ll... .. ,t I 11... 1..I .. '" ' ' ',r"""" -'" ",r"'- '"' l!"" , '.i-iuui Aiui .. r. t:..l i:......l ( - - .. 1 1-" 1.' i-' 1. so 11 s a nun- i-onip'ieai.ii. ' I "Pei haps that s what the miuig inione.v from the Panama canal deal 1 w.s Us.il tor. velltlir.il the mail Who leads the Missouiian. "What's that" .leniand.il the Fresh- man. pausing in his search for a sou Msci.it. Only a little kick on an overcharge." replied the former. "The United States ! I i'1'1 "'scover.it that it paid aIout --2s.- 1000.0011 too much for propcrt.v to In- i u-il in ronnivtion with building the Panama canal. Quite a little fu-s j alKut it in Washington, is btisv calling the roll Tli.- President 1... .i...!, . s ims. i.iiiin; c III- lilll 111 mi .iiiiiuin- Club and he promi-i- to initiate -ome , ""w memln'r while modern Frame with the aid f , doubt l.-sslv have, no citien of the Uni ihe bet in -cietife is forced to hand it. d States ought to doubt his state the undertaking oyer to progre ie Am 1i11e.1t. or have any misghings as to our erha." mused the Art- student. "And I protection on the seas. The present even she max fail." ! successful trip of the fleet around the "Wh.v don't jou write a poem aliout world should be a sulTicient argument it?" suggc-tcd the solicitor You've got the right spirit." "That's Jhe idea." enthu-ia-tieally agreed the "Soph." "We'll all take a hand. How's thi- for a beginning? There -eeiiis to bo a hitch In the digging of the ditch." Rut a .eproaelif.il I.Mik from the Arts -Indent awed him into silent e and tie' idea was given up. HF.RMAX IIOKI.KK. The Frivolous Curate. Rishop Mack.iy-"inith. on his return from Europe, was talking at a dinner in Philadelphia aUiut the Kngli-h cu rate. "Thi- g.vl and intelligent joung man." he said, sometimes acquires 11 liighh' artificial manner a manner too sanctimonious. Meeting a curate of this tvpe. one lietter understands the curate jokes that so frequently occur in Lng- land. An English lady told me one of thee jokes about a wortbj but most affected j'oung curate. He had. it seems. leen skating, and the bracing air had c-chilarated him. "Oh, dear.' he aid, as he took off his skates, 'I feel so frivolous: I think I shall ride home in the smoking car:'" Xew York Times. SPIRIT OF THE NEWS "No deep waterway at this session of congress," was the semi-official re Krt sent out from Washington jes terday, or in other words. Congress will tttke no action during this session on the I-ikes-to-the-(!ulf deep waterway proposition. Thus it seems that all the efforts which have been made by the citizens of the Mississippi Valley, look ing toward a consideration of this all iiiijtortant ipiestion at the present ses sion of Congress has come to naught. Outside of the tariff question the l-ikes-to-the-tJulf canal is the most im Mtrlant piece of legislation liefore the American people. To the people of the Mi-sissippi Vallev it is the nil-absorb- ling question. The great population ot - 1 thi-. the greatest agricultural region 'in the world, is more interested in a ' ,.t. -II II .1 A 1 canal mai win enaoie incin in sen., their farm products to markets cheaply, than they are in the tariff quest inn. What thev want is a channel down the Mississippi and tributary rivers that' will enable them to use the Panama canal when it is finished, that will en- Inhle them to reach the future markets lot" the world, as soon a theyearc open - en to mem. various reasons are a.i- ivaneed lor tlu postponement ot tlielf w-tterway question. The present low condition of the Unit.d States Trc.is- urx is urged as a Utal reason, the deep I waterwnj question should I- embodied in til. i speeial bill and not iiicliided in Riu-rs and Ilarlxirs ltill i another lrea - on: the lower portion of the Mis- i -issiPpi rier has not jet Im-cii ade ' reason: quatelv sunej'ed; and the di-ciisson should 1h pistpnned until the special ' -(s.ion of congress called in the spring , " .... to di-ciiss the tarilT are still other e- -i-. .... . :..n.. :........ ...a see,,, ,o .,. ..... poor s,er...ges. j .(o-eph Pulitei. owner of the Xew j Vork World, and the St. Louis Post i ' Dipatch. has Im-cii addeil to Pre-idciit j l!oo-eelt's "Ananias Club." accordin lo i spiinl mess.ige -ent o eongre . . I j-eslenlaj" l.J" the President. The mes -age was ent m answer to a i emanil s-tit in aiiwer to a demand bj the World that the pres,-nt congres. miestigiite what it stjled the Pana - '" -'....... 1 m- acc.i-aiion upoii The accu-ation ''icli the .New T. ork World lw-.il il, editorial, and which ha- caused the. Pr.-ideiif- anger, -aj's that the United , states paid Mll.u.HUlUil .or Panama V-'l""'"'.'- f,,r which the owners had ! ' "" P-il -12.000.000. and asks who got '' r,-t '" t'"' money Since the Pn-ideiit" brothel in law. Douglas I j IM-in-on. and C. P. Taft. the brother! '"' the President -elect, ale alleged to be j truth of the allegation, and President I jlls.St1.ll f IlllWkllllll.k. III. ll.ltllflllttl it lilll ;" y ' In nr.,i-. ll... filsit' .it tli.. nli-iriTx. --' r -" .. .-.. ... in.- mhhi-. ' "is -ame investigation was started in 1'Mtt. and was comlucted under the di- m-uon 01 .--nraiiir .uorgau 01 .i;i.i.tni.i. I"1' he died li-fore much he.ulwaj- had leii made, and no one has been found to take up the work. The pi nt con- !troers.v will at least sere the pir- po-e of dealing up this matter and -how when the blame re-t-. if siu-h ' . jexi - ts. In a magazine articl for this month. Admiral Rohley I). Kvaus st rough- de- j fends the American Xav.v. and s.i.vs .tlllt it ij sllll.tfllM tli 'JHV iitlnil- tlirlitlllir ' .. - -..rwi" ... ...... ....... ........p. maehine 111 existence, the la. nous hng- jlisli Dreadnanght not excluded. He say- in support of Admiral F. vans' state- jment. 1 Refore the Christina- holi.laj-s. an act jof enabling the territories of Xew Mex ico and Arizona to Im-coiho states of the Union will 1m? rea.lj- for presentation to coiigre-s. and from present sentiment lamong senators and repre-entatives, '...T fw.im I'r. ti.l. lilt t'lWWi.V.tlt t.tllll ll M'l ll.'lll I 11-1111 III II"""' .. It -..1.1'. on the matter, as embodied in his mis--age. the.y will in all probabilitj lie admit ted to the Union as separate states. The feeling in the territories is plainly in favor of separate statehood. since thev have Itil.illcd an other re e,,-.-. i -is,,,. ........ .".'"-"" '"idents do not know some professors at the question, most of these ecu-es ... , , ... ,i,.a. tl,i 1 . inll and som students go through tins quireinents. and they should 1m- admit- the J. aveiiworth Post, an afternoon c-an wp )a. n niHtory on th record ted to the Union as such. When this daily, and has Im-cii in the newspiper ftf . c,lrt, y,. ;-or(.t oft,.n that occurs, two more stars will be added field for several jcars. lie is also a 1r npWi(pappl. ;s larelv a bulletin ot to the flag, and the territory of the cartoonist of considerable distinction. ra, p.lthiy. It tears off the band United States will be roundel out into ae, from t)lp' claracti.rs of men and a compact body of forty-eight states, j Wants Government Newspaper. shows us the reeking wounds lenc.itli. Prizes for Aeronauts, .lames Cordon Rennett. proprietor of the Xew York Herald, has presented to the French Aero Club an interna tional aviation cup. valued at .?2.."0rt. as well as three sums of ?..000 to be add.il as prizes in the three annual competitions. VIEWPOINTS (The Unlrer-ltr Miwonrtin InTltes cootri batlnns. not to exceed 200 word, on matters of fnlrenlty Interest. The name of the writer should accompany soch letters, bnt will not be printed unless desired. The Cnlrer-t-lty Missourian dues not expres approril nor dlsapproTal of these communication! by print ing them.) Culture in Columbia. To the Editor of the Unrterslty Mlssoarltn: Has not the term "Athens of Mis souri" Ikjmi misappropriated by Colum bians? Perhaps not. but the follow ing auction bill, still posted in many places around Columbia, is an amusing commentary: "I will sell. at public auction, to ihe highest bidder, the fol lowing descrilM.il personal property: 1 white face cow. 1 jersey cow with calf, 1 spotted row. 1 half jersey cow, -J red calves. 2 1-2 stacks timothy hay, 1 sow and " pigs, big red sow, 4 shouts. 1 sow and 4 shoats, 1 bay gelding. 1 gray mare. 4 bbls. old corn, hay in loft, 1 corn sheller. corn schoops and basket. 1 MiCormiek mowing machine. 1 liar - row, 1 buggy and harness. 1 cultivator. :i plows, 1 bunch of tooN. 1 old buggy - iiarn,..., -j sets plow harness. 1 set double harness. 1 lot of single and double trees. 1 farm wagon. 1 hoj - frame. 00 barrels of corn to be put in ,tj wn Hoiisehol.l and kitchen turnitlire as, ii VH. Kiti-hen furniture, parlor fur niture. Icdrooni lunnture. Iiall enecis, sitting room furniture, dining room fur - , ., ,, ,., ,-mlin,r,.. 1 p.,ir wire ' stietcher-. '! calf no7es ..... " -' Bnng Closer Together. To tlie Kdlter of the t'nltervlly Missourian: I Something should be devi-ed to brin ill., stmli'lll- ami facllllV more closely .. ... ., , " .. ;. ,i... together. All the student sis is me studt-nt sce- professor in the class loom. The stll- ,.,.,. MiIlllt 1(,.,ig half of the . i oistrivtors There would be more ill- I tert-t taken ill the rtor! and ill the ..l..i..l Ct.af !t tlw.i tori. lirnllf-ht into -.in "n .i.i . ..... ..... n . . . i . . .a.i...r r.tlitioti- iiiir-fiii.il interest ... ... . 1 1 j- i would 1m- nianilt-st anil one would lee! I , . . . .- i : l . ,.,..-. ...In ithit In. li.nl some lie beside- a mere .sill itional one. There is m existing con ... . ... .i i ... . :.! ,.I Villi 1 111 4(11-11 I till Wl 1IIIIMII . iditiotis that will g ichai.ee to meet all the fa cult j. Some I . ., - , ... . r... -,-... ,,.1; i,,.,. "II I II -'llll IIIUIIOIII-'. I. "' ' , , . ,. . M ,(t ,,... to t)(. M.h((0, ,;,-,. h ;, j,,.,,,.,;,.;.,! 11. e to the student just to and talk to such learned people as some on the faculty are. It is an education in it-elf. Thev can tell 111 a lew -en , . ., , ... Ifl-.lll, .11111 LIMllllM-. (Ill JIIII4 HI-? I ll Oil tences what it will take you years to. " . . ' , ... ,,., , .. .1. ...,. and pi.blictx- 111 the fierce light that I. aril for von.seli. 1 hev have alreadj 1 ' - , , ,lM-ats upon the daily printed page. 1..1. 11 T inirii .11111 i.'iiiiw Al.it nt tlw.tii Hie not .Here lll.lcbill. , , . .1 - 1- ot knowledge as some seem to think. Thej- unbend and are as int.-rest.il in things, events and people as the stu p-, dent himself. What is tin after all hut an older student Fw-ult v lint student should pull together both ill illil lint of si'llOol. UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCEMENTS Notice. Christmas During the holidays the lihrarv will lie oie.. every week daj- from 7:-"i." a. m. to 0:00 p. m.. except Christmas Da.v and Xew Year's Daj-. ! I Inspection Books. provincial is swept out into the cosmo Another shipment of inspection Uoks politan. !ly this wizardrj, the villager has come to the library f 10111 the Mac- hares in the councils of Parliament and millan Company. Three shipments j Ib'ichstag. and foreign thought waves have Im-cii made this fall from this com- j-'r-k ' nameless distant shores, pany and one from Stechert .x Com- I r enlightened sympathies thus the van. j rustic maj become a citien of the Tt" will be neces-ary to leturn such , "r1,1- U'" ". "' i" measure, en books as are not s.H early in .Ian- , u'r into "'' republic of letters and list uarv. All persons wishing to examine i' " - famous sons. He has pass the' books either for pun-has,. r for lnTl -- la'-ratories. where solidity recommendation to the library for pur- Ixc-mes crystal-clear and the diseased chase when funds are available should im Pi-oneil hack into health. He 1ms do -o iM-fore January 1. !""- '"i,k of 'iarkness. the shm-s of iswiftness. the witlom of clairvoyance. Agricultural Papers Merge. . . ., .. ... . 1 rchase ot the Kansas I-armer . .. 1 1- 1 ' a bv a corporation publi-h- ,. . 1 . . .- 1 1 1 The pure of Topeka ing the Farmers" Advocate, of which Albert T. Reid is president, has ju-t been announc.il. The puhliiatioiis are to 1m" merged and will appear un der the name ot the lx.iiis.is i-armcr. Thomas A. ISor.n.ui. .slitor of tin Advocate, will be editorial manager. 1.- t ,... i-..:u ,.r..:.iniif i-.f tin. .Cm I ,. 1. V lll.llli I'll -I'll 111. ! HI. ...... ,. ... , ,. s.is rarnier 1 iioiisiuiig xoiupanv uim editor of the Kansas Fanner, will re main in an editorial capac.tj on the merged publications. The Kansas Farmer was established i in 102 and is -aid to be the olde-t agricultural new -paper in Kansas. -. r T. - I !..- 1 I I- 1 F .Mr. i.em is etutor aim puou-i.er -. Miss Lmie E. Stearns, a memlter ot the Wisconsin State Librarj Commis- sion. advocated a government new spa- per in an address U-fnre the Racine Women's Club recently. Richmond P. Hobson. as representative from Ala bami. introduced a bill into Congress at its last ses-ion to that effect. The bill, however, dfd not ln-come a law. PRESS GREATEST PULPIT FOR CHURCH OF MAN Rabbi Leon Harrison Says Journalism is a Moral Force, and Editors Greatest Educators Points Out Modern Faults. D' R. LEON HARRISON", rabbi of Temple Israel in St. Louis, points out the powers and the duties of the modern newspaper, and the re HnsiliIities of its readers, in the fol lowing signed articles in the Post-Dispatch: The press itself is the greatest pulpit for the church of man: the editor preaches to all the people every day and everywhere. For the journalist i alike politician and educator; he is Iioth the critic and the creator of- public opinion. His work tells; hi voice is a trumpet: his message is a un.verl ' ,r0elamation. Aj JPca,ef ; the good fight, the -t;, . :s . (;.,tling gun. pouring ( , .,,' bullets of the brain, tjle proacher and the journalist should jbe ,worn confederates. For in a drop ( f th t Iirjt,.rs' n- ari. embrvonic ser- Lions, ereed, anil liti-loiii- inllnences. An(, frtir . children of the mod em age, we are iiitciis.-h interested in I tll-s, instrument of concentration that I , distant e to a mathematical llfl- SlII1..ri.:i:nlI, ....i,,,,.. ni;lv .w-rbaos r . i dismiss this siibjtet with a smile or a ! sigh. Do j on turn with relief to class- iic.tl literature"1 Literature has immor- itiilitj. but journalism iibiquitj". Liter ature has a voice eer-wheie. but jour nalism has eves eiervwhcre. Litera- turn tnnli.. -tli..!!" --IWH1-." iniirn.ilisin . .... ., . ., changes "there to here. Epitome of Progiess. HE future historian will point to' 1 the ilnily jiress as the mo-t aston ishing and characteristic feature of our times. J!,, will describe it its the en soritim and cerebrum of two heinis- , P'u re He will declaie to the com- iug man that the journal wa - the ejii- tome of scientific and nnvhanical jiro gress, arti-tie and literarj. too; in a word, of civilization. Where el-e tan ! found, struck off bj' a single feat, a his- fry. a l.ulletin. a magar.llle torv, a bulletin, a informa- , ...... ,........., j......, .... ................ '" " 1. slampe.l into ijpe aim scat t.-red into a million hands A sermon preacluil to a nation: on tin- same page 1 a lilthj -caudal spreads contamination. , The best and the worst in man. the t......ii,. .,,,.1 .....11:1... u .;...! .1.. ..;,;..., - ... America is pre-eminent Ij- the countrj- 'of journalism, .-. . .. Could Sir William Kcrkelv of Virginia have foreseen this daj-! "Thank iod," he said, "we have 1 neither free school nor printing press. ."" hope w-e may not have them lor a hundred j'ears to come. Xot so. thought hi porarj-. John Milton, "flive me Iibertx." cried Milton, "to know, to utter and to argue i'reelj according to conscience, above all other liberties." Tlie world has moved since the daj's of Rerkelv and Milton, j-ct has it over come all lingering doubts as to the un .mixed blessing of this daily messenger? We recogni7e primaril.v that the press .is an educator. The history of the world is spread out upon our breakfast table. We travel in our armchair. The Evil of Some Journals. nlT such 1-10n is pitiless and se,-s IV ' I 1 more. Is there anv new thing? 1 ,, . , . Ihe world fries, and the answer is UT such i-ion is pitiless and .not unmix.il good. Homes are unroof- td and linw ailed, vice is photographed, the sewerage of societj- is turned into j the public strut. Xews is the demand. (The scandal, the shameful sin. the vio lated sanctities of the household are ! remoreIcssj- painted and set liefore the ',,, ,,', startled exes of lnn.K-ence and cluld- , hood. This defiling and straining of the mind cannot Im repaired. Manj- of our 'public journal an- unfit for admission 1 into our nomes. inev are 10111 ami vne and come from men as foul and vile as thrir handiwork. Is this education or demoralization1' f. ,. -,... n .; l,.- Jt, mornals lint whj is not goodness, philanthropy, 'nobleness equally a precious item of .news? j It is news when a man falls not when the rises; his crimes till more pages than his virtues. The moral tribunal of the press erects rather a pillorj- of ignominj' than a pe.Ie.tal of fame. The newspaper has also a moral func- tion; to exjioe, to castigate on the one hand; to advocate, to inlluence on the other. The price of liliertj' is. imhs-d. eternal vigilance. Thus, also, do we safeguard moralitj-. Of individuals and ol t In state, the press is the watchman. Who watches at night in our palace- of trade, in the costly emporiums where treasures lie near the covetous hand Who watches in street and avenue A light stands sentinel. Xo protection is as certain as the light. Its fiiendlj gleam means securitj-, exposure: ref lation means prevention. Tlie vigilance of the pre-s is this light that terrifies the malefactor. This is the brighter side of the terrible power over men wielded by the organ of pub licity. Xot second to the policeman's club is the jx-n that stabs to death out rageous crimes and wrong-. Government by Newspaper. IT IS, hocer, in alfairs ot the com inonuealth that this power is ii.os. needed. The sure protection ot de sjMitism i, silence. Libert . mcorrup tible lilierty, demands a pre that can not lie gagged or brilM.il and will not b. e silenced. Men have had government ly ilnmh. by king, b parliament. They are li.i ng now, more and more, government bj" newspaper. These reprc-cntatives are imuudi telj, daily re-ponibIe; are in di.c-.-l contact, with their i-oiistitiii-nc-e-. .mrt . . . . . . , together speak the iiu.nl of the nation. Thej reflect, we maj -aj, J'et do not alwaj-s dinx-t. There is a limit to their power. AImot the whole ImhIj- of Pari sian journalism had poured out opj.ro briuni on the unfortunate Dreyfus; j-.-t Ijmblic opinion shiuh but surelj- re- vi-tii the judgment of passion lor that of reason. The pre-, on the whole, has risen above the crudi moralitj of the average man and proved a moral force. The abolition of laverj. though bitterh ctmtested. bj a dividtil press, was per sistentlj forctil to an is-ue. in sea-011 and out of season, bj men whose jvar xvere spent, who-e fortune were given, whose life, in instances, was sacrifictil to their invincible plea for justice. Tin vital reforms in factorj labor, child lalior, were gained, step bv step, alike by agitation and bj the indoniitable persistenw of the press that would1 neither halt nor surrender. It is the last court of justice for the legally help less. Before these tribunals of the peo pl" the petitions of the unfortunate ma.v 1k presented liefore hope is dead. People Are Editors. w HAT the newspapers will inevi tably be is what the people are. The whole people of a citx- are editing its papers. They are made to sell to you and me. They indicate and egister the general average, the stand- ar OI tne f-1 majority. To this ex- tent J'011 can mend them bj- mending yonrseli. Cease to be ignorant and nar- row and coarse. Cease to delight in repulsive revelations, and they will not he furnished. Care more for truths than for trivial personalities, and the latter will dwindle. Emerson has remarked that in the time spent in dawdling over a new spaper every day a man might ac quire a liberal education. Secure this precious possession. 1m it even from a single master work, and with justor and nobler standards you may demand and receive more from the craftsman of the press. You may then demand, perhaps, that a statesman maj- receive more space than a prize tighter, and the death of a poet more than a gambler's fortunes. You may then ask that a master's boot he as fully mention.-.! as a Iw-tting lawk; and the movements of thought as the movements of st.xk. You may exptit a deeper reveren. e. res-i-d for our in eh- 'chosen ruU-r-. "hat their high offices may receive di--nitv and au thority by L-ing reverenced and honor- .,. .tin, ;, ioiicii 01 awe in the presence of the -acred things that are profaned bj- rude familiarity. To work steadfastly for puritj. un sullied, unsuspected puritj in politics, regardless of partj, and for justice, xen-han.lcd justice. iM-tween the clas.es, regardless of interests and proprietor ship: to be a purifier thus and a peace maker may seem a Utopian function for our pres.; yet it is only difficult, and wholly pos-ible. LE0X HARRISOX. ...1 . 1 .. 1 .- . Penalties of Greatness. Hercules had MiMued the Eryman thian boar. 'What are jou going to do with the tica.t?" they asked him. 'I refuse to answer," he said, ''on the ground that it might incriminate me." tor well he knew that anv answer he could make would le different from the accounts written by the historians, and at that portion of his career he was "sensitive aliout being accused of nature faking. Chicago Tribune. v: a - it s- ft ttSSL SSik .SSSS !KgwgSgs?BsyaPpl mmmmSvJW '.. 'UfflBilPgagagggass fc?! W. iWfc-iltsSW.lE..: &&xzMi&&MN&mMM ..