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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
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Managing Editor, A. G. Warner.
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W. C. Knight
to help his country, he was busy coining money for
himself. His political record in Maine is not as clean
as it might be, there is strong evidence that he resort
eb to bribery several times in his campaigning. He
certainly is not a man fitted for the presidency, he
has not the interests of his country purely at heart, he
simply wants to elevate James G. Blaine.
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Joseph Cook is having a serious time setting the
religious world aright. Whether he will succeed or
not is somewhat doubtful." The worst of it is that
there are some people who will not believe that Jo
seph knows everything. Whether he does or not we
do not pretend to say; but at least he thinks he does.
One of our modern critics says in one of his reviews,
"that it is necessary to see before you attempt to
oversee." This is an excellent idea, and one that
many critics heretofore have not discovered. Very
requently they seize upon a subject and without a
comprehensive idea of what was intended, proceed
to discuss it. It is much the same as if a smith
fhould make an axe and an other man criticize it as a
hoc. To be a successful critic requires very clear
insight and perception, without this it is like shoot
ing at random and expecting to hit a mark.
Judge Tourgee says that to nominate Blaine for
the presidency would be to defeat the Republi
can party. For while Blaine is powerful in conven
tions, and has a large following among politicians,
yet he has nothing to bring him into sympathy with
the nation at large. He is a cold, crafty political
trickster, supremely selfish, possessed of no qualities
that would endear him to the people. During the
war, when every true ' ian should have lent his aid
Many reformers and philanthropists seem to carry
out their purpose as a hobby, rather than from any
high moral principle. They are just as selfish and
narrow as money-makers, and other professional
worldly men, they do not differ in principle from
these they only take a different field of action. It
may seem somewhat strange that one spending his
life in a philanthropical work could have a selfish
motive, but when we see a man giving no evidence
in his daily life that he is in accord with the spirit
of the work, we then conclude he must have some
other motive. Such men are of little use, they can
produce no real, lasting good. As Emerson says
"the sentiment from which it sprang determines the
dignity of any deed, and the question ever is not
what you have done, or forborne, but at whose com
mand you have done or forborne."
Many people seem to associate ugliness and awk
wardness with goodness, and-to-consider that good
looks and a smooth courteous bearing are a sign of
depravity. The reasons are not exactly logical, but
spring for the most part from prejudice. A house
neatly finished andjpainted is none the less service
able for this fact, and is far more agreeable to the
sight. So with man, those who pay attention to
their appearance are more pleasant to meet. The
man who neglects this, is incomplete, for the finish is
a part of the structure. It is of no use to say that
this is of no importance. Webster once said that a
great deal was due to "dress and address." We are
too apt to look at all matters with a certain bias, a
half view, and to flatter ouselves that the things out
side of these are of no consequence.
The author of "Bread Winners" L attracting con
siderable attention. It is claimed that he is unfair
towards the working men. Perhaps he is, there is
room for complaint on both sides, capital and labor,
but we can not look for any perfectly satisfactory
adjustment between them until the millenium comes.
At present it is a game of "grab," labor siezes all it
can get, andcapital follows suit. One, as a whole,
is as unprincipled as the other. No system of polit
ical economy can render perfect results under such a
state of affairs. It sounds very nice to talk about
trades-unions, and of themselves in principle they are
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