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cause by so doing they will drive out the English corpora
tions from our state.
And still new surprises daily come to light in the Cronin
case. The astonishment caused by the discovery of Dr.
Cronin's body last May was so great that now men are pre
pared to believe anything which may be said or written
about the case, and consequently the police arc continually
unearthing schemes to kill the principal witnesses or to buy
up the whole jury. Nor, if we may trust newspaper reports
are informers lacking nt this time. All this, while it may be
a source of gain to Chicago papers nnd a great deal of satis
faction to the London Times, must be deplored by all
good citizens of this country and by all good friends of the
Irish home rule party. The idea of bribing jurors is not
strictly in accordance with American justice, and if the al
leged discoveries are true we may well ask what is to be the
future of our country. At any rate it seems to us as if there
is a conspiracy somehow connected with the case of
Dr. Cronin, and although most people may ascribe his sudden
demise .to the Clan-na-Gacl yet the recent explosion of the
Times plot should not be forgotten, and it is hard to say
who may be at the bottom of the whole affair. If the Clan.
na-Gael is the guilty party, then no punishment is too severe
for the men who, in order to attain their object, did
not hesitate to stoop to murder. If the Clan-na-Gael is
guilty of Cronin's murder it has certainly done more harm
to the home rule party than the tory party of England could
do. But before passing judgment upon any Irish organization
let us not forget the slanders that the London Times heaped
upon Parnell. Let us not forget Pigott and his foiged
letters; let us not forget the attempts made by the
tory party to protect its venal, perjured spies. The Chi.
cago papers arc promising new developments. We wait pa
tiently for them.
Remember the poor. The relief and aid society of this
city is in sore need of coal, groceries and flour foi many sick
people in the lower walks of life. The treasury of
the society is empty and has been for months.
Winter is coming. Remember the poor and remember them
The above seems to be a sad comment on our nine
teenth century civilization. It can only be a question of a
few years when wc will have need for as many charitable in
stitutions in the West as there arc today in the east. There
must be something radically wrong with our social organiza
tion if with the coming of churches, schools and universities
must also come jails, saloons and reform schools. During the
past few years the west has gained materially in wealth, and
what is the result? There are a few millionaires and a host
of tramps, beggars and paupers. Clearly capitalists hava
obtained more than their fair proportion of the wealth that
has been produced and the problem that presents itself to the
future statesman for solution is how to divide in (air propor
tions the wages of labor and capital. It was not the intcn
tion of an all-wise Providence that man should toil on from
year to year, ten hours each day of his life and then when
sickness or old age comes upon him either to be thrown as a
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uuruen upon society or 10 ue leit 10 starve. 1 rue tnerc may
be some people who are so depraved that they prefer to beg
or starve rather than work. But this evil cannot be cured by
opening our purse whenever called to relieve distress, because
"you can have as many paupers as you are willing to feed."
The only just remedy is to strike at the root of the evil.
Destroy the unjust system that allows capitalists to grow fat
on the misery and suffering of the poor. Give each man the
right to earn an honest living in the way that nature intended
that he should, and then there will be less need for charitable
Edwards is an awkward squad all by himself.
Did you go'Omaha to hear Gilmorc's band?
Ed Dudley is nt the Pcnsylvania military academy.
'Those Phis always kick on everything." R e.
C. D. Schcll Sundaycd witli the old folks two weeks ago.
The French class was nearly smoked out one day last
C. F. Anslcy is out and nt work again after a quite severe
S. D. Wheeler is running a stationary engine at Milwau
kee, Wis. '
Dear Friend Lute: Please let us take our first lesson
this eve."" Truly, 'Biddy.'
The beginning class in French will soon take up Super's
C. L. French spent Sunday nt home at Friend with his ma
and his best girl.
Lieutenant Dudley has been detailed to a mounted bat
tery nt Leavenworth, Kan.
-The Unions have selected D. N. Lchmer as one of the
local contestants in oratory.
Llewellyn Bryan, formerly of '91, left for his home in Au
dubon, Iowa, last Saturday.
One of the worst features of the cold weather is that it
keeps the faculty from chapel.
The campus seems to be a favorite resort for the small
boys in town for playing foot ball.
The difficulty McDonald had in securing seats for three
one evening was amusing to spectators.
Preside (in reading room snapping his finger and holding
up his head): "Please, may I speak?"
Lou Storrs arrived last week looking a little pale but oth
erwise none the wotsc for his long illness.
Beer is the favorite chemical beverage now, judging from
the fragrant odors that permeate the lab.
Of all the modern inventions Webber's gas stove caps the
climax. We believe he neglected to patent it.
The class in English literature were quite surprised at find
ing Chaucer using the expression "Come off."
Company D completely vanquished a crowd of young
hopefuls Wednesday by making use of their bayonets.
Work has been temporarily suspended in some of the lab
oratories on account of the frigidity of the atmostphcrc.
The Revs. Stein, Davis, Williams and Ncwnan have la
vorcd us by their presence nt chapel since our last issue.
A Freshman: "Well, I ought to go and read some his
tory, but I'll be darned if I like to tockle old lndy Smith.
Wc won't shiver very much when those 10,000 lb. boilers
commence operations. Not if Dr. Green knows himself.
Professor in botany: "I can't think of a representative of
this tissue." Student: "Chestnuts." Prof. "Thank you.".
A late instructor in the University was heard to remark,
"I attend church every Sunday night, except when I Miss."
Photograph orders on the best artists in the city at 10 per
cent below regulai rates. O. G. Miller, Business Manager.
There are se ral girls in school who have sisters in school
also, and it is b mictimes puzzling to the boys about Friday
evening to! vm which has which and which hasn't which
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