The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, February 02, 1901, Page 3, Image 3

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dently believe in extra-legal attacks
upon the saloons. Lawlessness trans
forms neulral or passive friends of a
cause into its enemies and inevitably
Mrs. Nation's conduct will retard the
a large part of the protits. Since the
Cudahy story of kidnaping, it has
been suspected that there was such
collusion in Omaha between the
rogues and the police. Josiah Flynt
reforms which the W C.T U. is or- says thieves desert a town where they
ganized to elTect. Her unwomanly, can not make terms of mutual profit
unseemly defiance of the governor and with the police. This may perhaps
intrusion in the vau of a rabble into explain the absence of thugs, sharpers
the chief executive's otlice is shock- and hold-up men from Lincoln, where
ing. It is said that the inebriety of
all of Mrs. Nation's male relatives has
created and keeps warm the personal
animosity she feels towards all saloon
keepers whom she blames rather than
the weakness of her relatives where
the censure belongs and would Le
placed were it not for woman's par
tiality for relations.
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A Good Administration.
The city primaries will be held
about the end of tiiis month to nomi
nate a mayor and other city otlicials.
The administration of Mayor Winnett
invites investigation in the depart
ments of fire, water and police. State
ments showing the economically ad
ministered water department have
been occasionally compiled since Mr.
Tyler's superintendency. The annual
expenses of his predecessor exceeded
the earnings by about fifteen thous
and dollars. Mr. Tyler has cut the
coal bills in two and there is now an
annual surplus instead of a deficit.
Mayor Winnett's appointment of
Chief Clement of the fire department
was a happy selection. In the year
before his arrival, fires destroyed in
Lincoln a million and a half of prop
erty. The last year, it is estimated
that not 29,000 worth of property was
burned. Chief Clement is a man of
force, his men obey him and he
knows how to keep a little lire from
becoming a big one. "Where the tire
men used to argue with their chief
when the flames were roaring and at
the different stations discipline was
unknown. Under Chief Clement's
regime, the engines arri ,e promptly
at a fire, every man knows his place
the police court docket is made up of
plain and fancy drunks and the
ubiquitous offenders from the reserva
tion. In the police judge's court every
prisoner is tried in open court and
since Judge Comstock's election to
the otlice many of the habitual of
fenders have disappeared showing
that punishment has followed con
viction and that the absolute certain
ty of it has driven criminals out of
It is only by an examination into
the details of such an administration
that its excellence and faithfulness
can be demonstrated. Next week Ihe
Courier will contain more exhaustive
reports from the departments of city
administration intimately related to
the mayor's capacity and conscience
for government.
There are about 4000 republican
voters in Lincoln. The average regis
tration at the primaries is less than
2500 If the citizens of Lincoln ap
prove after exmnination and compari
son of the present administration,
they should turn out and express that
approval by helping to renominate a
man who has conclusively proved his
usefulness to the city of Lincoln and
his integrity as chief executive of the
What is especially admirable in
Mayor Winnett is his reliance upon
his own judgment and the soundness
of that judgment He does not make
bids for votes by promises, or by
prophesying silly and impossible im
provements if he is reelected. In
emergencies he is reliable and in dull
times he is not careless. In his tem
perament and habit of administering
and his duties, and the chief has estab- cjty affairs there is an old-world pro
usueo. niniMry compliance itu his priety and lack or political dema
orders. Quick comprehension of t!:e
characteristics of each fire, and infal
lible intuition of the place where it
started, are gifts possessed by the
present chief of the tire department,
gifts which have gained him the con
fidence of the firemen and of the
community. Now ex-tire-Ohief New
berry is the strongest supporter of
candidate Woodward, who opposed
he appointment of Chief Clement.
goguery that suggests a cautious self-
respecting ancestry.
In speaking of this matter tbib after
noon Dr. Ross made the following statement:
"At the beginning of last May a rep-
Newberry was dismissed for drunken- r6sentative of organized labor aeked Dr.
tiess and his record as chief is very Jordan to be one of the speakers at a
In spite of the very few policemen
which patrol Lincoln there are com
paratively few crimes committed here.
Josiah Flynt has established the fact
of collusion between the chief of
police of New York and the tough
characters who make their living by
slugging, gambling and robbing. Po
licemen and chief receive a part, and
mass meeting called to protest against
coolie immigration, and to present the.
'scholar's view.' He was unable to at
tend, but recommended me as .3 substi
tute. Accordingly, I accepted, and on
the evening of May 7th read a twenty
five minute paper from the platform of
Metropolitan Hall in San Francisco.
My remarks appeared in part in the San
Francisco dailies of May Stb, and in
full, on May 19th, iu a weekly called Or
ganized Labor.
"I tried to show that owing to its high,
Malthueian birth rate the Orient is the
land of 'cheap men,' and that the coolie,
though he can not outdo the American,
can underlive him. I took tho ground
that the high standard of living that
restrains multiplication in America will
be imperiled if Orientals are allowed to
pour into this country in great numbers
before they have raised their standard
of living and lowered their birth rate.
I argued that the Pacific is the natural
frontier of East and West, and that
California might easily experience the
same terrible famines as India and
Cnina if it teomed with the same kind
of men. In thus ecientificaly co-ordi
nating the birth rate with the intensity
of the struggle for existence, I struck a
new note in the discussion of Oriental
immigration which, to quote one of the
newspapers, 'made a profound impres
sion.' "At Stanford university the profes
sors are appointed from year to year
and receive their reappointment early in
May. I did not get mine then, but
thought nothing of it until on May 18th,
Dr. Jordan told me that quite unexpect
edly to him Mrs. Stanford had shown
herself greatly displeased with me and
bad refused to reappoint me. He had
heard from her just after my address op
coolie immigration. He had no criti
cism for me and was profoundly dis
tressed at the idea of dismissing a scien
tist for utterances within the scientist's
own field. He made earnest represent
ations to Mrs. Stanford, and on June 2J,
I received my belated reappointment for
19X) 01. The outlook was such, how
ever, that on June 5th I offered the fol
lowing resignation:
'"Dear Dr. Jordan: I was sorry to
learn from you a fortnight ago that Mrs.
Stanford dees not approve of me as an
economist and does not want me to re
main here. It was a pleasure, ho-vever,
to learn at the same time of the unqual
ified terms in whiih you had expressed
to her your high opinion of my work and
your complete confidence in me ae a
teacher, a scientist and a man.
" 'While I appreciate the steadfast
support you have given me, I am un
willing to become a cause of worry to
Mrs. Stanford or of embarrassment to
you. I, therefore, beg leave to offer my
resignation as professor of sociology, the
same to take effect at the close of the
academic year 1900 01.'
"When I handed in the above Dr.
Jordan read me a letter which he had
just received from Mrs. Stanford and
which had, of course, been written with
out knowledge of my resignation. In
this letter she insisted that my connec
tion with the university end, and di
rected that I be given my time from
January 1st to the end of the academic
"My resignation was not acted upon
at once and efforts were made by Presi
dent Jordan and the president of the
board of trustees to induce Mrs. Stan
ford to alter her decision. These proved
unavailing, and on Monday, November
12th, Dr Jordan accepted my resigna
tion in the following terms.
" 'I have waited till now in tho hope
that circumstances might ariso which
would lead you to a reconsideration. Aa
this has not been tho case, I, therefore,
with great reluctance, accept your resig
nation, to take effect at your own con
venience. In doing so I wish to express
once more the high est -em in which
your work, as a s'udont and a teacher,
as well as your character as a man, is
held by your colleagues."
"My coolie immigration speech is not
ray sole offense. Last April I complied
with an invitation from the Unitarian
church of Oakland to lecturo before
them on "The Twentieth Century City."
I addressed myself almost wholly to
questions o. city growth and city health
and touched only incidentally on the
matter of public utilities. I pointed out.
however, the drift, both here and abroad,
toward the municipal ownership of
water and gas works, and predicted
that, as regards street railway?, Ameri
can cities would probably pass through
a period of municipal ownership anti
then revert to private ownership under
regulation. My remarks were general
in character, and, of course, I took no
stand on local questions. Only months
of special investigation could enable me
to say whether a particular city like
Oakland or San Francisco could better
itself by supplying its own water or
light. Yet this lecture was objected to.
"Last year I spoke three times in pub
lic once before a university extension
center on 'The British Empire; once
before a church on 'The Twentieth
Century City,' and once before a mass
meeting on coolie immigration. To my
utterances on two of these occasions ob
jection has been made. It is plain,
tbertfore, that this is no place for me.
I can not with self respect decline to
speaa on topic? to which I have given
years of investigation. It is my duty economist to impart, on occasion,
to sober people, and in a scientific spiiit,
my conclusions on subjects with which
I am expert,and if I speak I can not but
take positions which are justified by
statistics and by the experience of the
Old World, such as the municipal own
ership of water works or the monopoly
pre tits of street car companies, or by
standard economic science such as tho
relation of the standard of life to tho
density of population.
"I have long been awaro that my
every appearance in public drew upon
me the hostile attention of certain pow
erful person and interests in San Fran
cisco, and they redoubled their efforts
to be rid of me. But I had no choice
but to go straight ahead. The scientist's
business is to know Borne things clear to
the bottom, and if he hides what bo
knows he loses bis virtue.
"I am sorry to go, for I have put too
much of my life into this university not
to love it. My chief regret in leaving is
that I must break the ties that bind m
to my colleagues of seven years and
must part from my great chief. Dr.
Jordan. Edward A. Ross."
From the San Francisco Chronicle,
January 14.