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railway and other public-service corporations “The Government railways of Natal and have steadily and silently gained control of Central South Africa are equally free from se- political bosses and machines and by princely cret concessions and favoritisms of every kind.” campaign contributions and other forms of
bribery and corrupt practices have packed There are those who, after denying that the government with their own attorneys and public-ownership would abate corruption others complacent to them, only proves that and discrimination and finding themselves the American people have one great and allproved to be in the wrong, take refuge in the important duty to perform: Turn the rascals silly, shallow and essentially slanderous cry out; destroy the power of the privileged few that while public-ownership in various foreign to continue to debauch government, plunder lands wherever tried, whether in New Zea- the masses and reap hundreds of millions of land or Germany, Switzerland or Belgium, dollars that should go to the individuals and England or Austria, may have resulted in the State. lessening corruption and increasing efficiency, Space forbids our further noticing this great it would fail in this country because the Amer- work of Professor Parsons. Sufficient to say, ican people are too corrupt to be entrusted however, that it is by far the most important, with the ownership and operation of public authoritative and comprehensive popular disutilities. This slander the Republic cussion of the rate question that has appeared, should be resented by every self-respecting and no intelligent American should fail to citizen. The circumstance that the great read it.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
THEAUTHOR OF"THE CIVIC EFFICIEN. and enlightened jurist whose great work is justly
CY OF THE EDUCATED CLASS”: “The attracting the attention of the noblest minds in Civic Efficiency of the Educated Class” is a paper America. This month we publish an exceptionally of more than ordinary interest
and value to thought- fine paper prepared for THE ARENA by WILLIAM ful friends of the Republic. The author is a funda- KITTLE, Secretary of the Board of Regents of Normental thinker and a man of unusually broad mental mal Schools of Wisconsin, on “Robert M. La Follvision. He graduated from Yale College in 1864 ette: A Statesman After the Order of Lincoln. and holds the degree of Master of Arts from that The author is thoroughly acquainted with his subInstitution. Later he attended Princeton and And- ject and has followed Mr. La FOLLETTE's political over Theological Seminary, and for many years was life with deep and critical if sympathetic interest. actively engaged in ministerial labors. In 1871 he Like hundreds of thousands of other patriotic accepted the chair of English in Beloit College, Americans, he has found the fearless governor-senwhich he retained until 1899. He was a contribu- ator an intrepid, honest and loyal popular leader, ting editor to the Century Dictionary and is an hon- such as the people are everywhere calling for in orary member of the British Association for the the present crisis. In this issue we also publish a Advancement of Science.
pen-picture of Mayor J. N. ADAM, another high
minded municipal leader. Leaders of Civilization and Defenders of the People's Rights: THE ARENA has given during the past “British Egypt" and Its Author: Readers of few months several papers devoted to the fine con- general literature will be deeply interested in the structive work being carried forward by genuine authoritative pen-picture of the events that led up leaders of civilization and defenders of the people's to English occupation of Egypt and the results that rights. Among these were Professor BEMIS ad- have followed that important event, as narrated by mirable sketch of Mayor Johnson of Cleveland; Mr. ERNEST CROSBY in Part I. of his discussion of the very notable pen-picture of the late SAMUEL M. “British Egypt.' Mr. CROSBY was for some time JONES, the Golden-Rule Mayor of Toledo, by a judge of the Mixed Tribunal at Alexandria and when scholarly journalist who had long known this apostle holding this official position he gained an intimate of human advancement; and sketches by the editor knowledge of the facts with which he deals. The of EDWIN MARKHAM, the poet of democracy, David subject is one that will appeal to all persons desiring GRAHAM Phillips, the novelist of democratic prog- accurate knowledge relating to important events ress Wilson L. Gill, the twentieth-century edu- of contemporaneous history. In two further papers cator, and Judge Ben B. LINDSEY, the high-minded Mr. CROSBY will deal with later happenings and their import in relation to English occupation of the educators who have for years carefully observed land of the Pharoahs.
the actual results of the union of the sexes in uni
versity work. “Direct Primaries": The American people are in the midst of the most important conflict that has been fought since the birth of the nation-a battle publish Chapter II. of the Direct-Legislation Primer
The Direct-Legislation Primer: This month we to rescue the Republic from as dangerous and as by stealth to destroy a free government. The priv; subject of the popular Initiative in a manner which corrupt and subversive a power as ever attempted prepared for The Arena Clubs by leading Direct
Legislation authorities of America. It presents the ileged interests, controlling bosses and political will make it readily understood by the general readmachines, have in numerous instances robbed the American people of all but the form of free govern
er, and it also notices the various chief objections ment, and they are to-day entrenched in power and
that have been advanced against this fundamentally
sound democratic method of preserving free govare using that power to contest every effort of the voters to regain the government for the people. The
ernment. Next month we hope to publish the third Direct Primary, Direct-Legislation and the Right The Initiative and Referendum deal with Direct
and last instalment of the Direct-Legislation Primer. of Recall are all practical methods that would enable the people to meet the changed conditions of Legislation, and in the
supplementary chapter which the present and to defeat the despotism of the crim- Representation and Direct Primaries will be noticed
is yet to appear the Right of Recall, Proportional inal rich and overthrow their rule through the corrupt bosses and political mis-representatives who
as other fundamental and practical measures for are the creatures of the trusts and privileged inter- preserving free government. ests. Hence it is the duty-the sacred and imperative duty-of every citizen of America who loves Our Story: In "Thin Tilly Westover” Mrs. the Republic to fight staunchly for all these great HELEN C., BERGEN-CURTIS gives us a charming reform movements. In this issue we publish an
little realistic life-sketch that is strong in human excellent paper on “Direct Primaries" written by interest and abounds in delicate touches. IRA CROSS whose recent paper on coöperative stores attracted such general and favorable notice.
Mr. Mills' Paper: The next instalment of Mr.
Mills' magnificent history of the war of corporate “The Socialist Programme”: “For weal or woe,” wealth against the rights of man in Colorado will says Mr. Slade in his admirable paper on “The deal with the labor troubles in Colorado and Idaho, Socialist Programme,” “Socialism is developing and it has been thought best, owing to the conditions apace in every country where industrialism has cre- that prevail at the present time, to hold the matter ated a propertyless proletariat.” And it is to give back until our July issue, in order to give the proper the general reader an intelligent conception of just historical connection with the events that will be what Socialism the world over means that he has the subject of this discussion. There has been a prepared his paper for this issue of THE ARENA. vast amount of newspaper writing done in the interThe author has made a deep study of the subject ests of the Mine Owners' Association, the Smelterand before preparing the paper he made a careful Trust and the great corporations of Colorado, which comparative examination of the platforms and pro- have long been striving to destroy the influence of grammes of the Socialist parties of the leading na- organized labor in the West and to cast upon it the tions. This paper is remarkably clear and lucid, odium of crimes which have not, as yet, been proved, considering it is so condensed.
and which organized labor has resented as malicious
calumny. Mr. Mills will not only bring to the dis“The Feminization of the High-School”: Dr. cussion the broad vision of a statesmanlike mind WILLIAM LEE HOWARD, the famous nerve specialist and the trained methods of one accustomed to imand student of psychology, contributes a paper to partially weighing evidence, but will also treat it in this issue in which he protests against the mixed a spirit that shall harmonize with the principles of high-school. His views are shared by many promi- free government and the rights of man, rather than nent physicians and some educators, although, as from the view-point of one who appeals to class we have pointed out in “The Mirror of the Present,” prejudices in the interests of privileged wealth. they are in direct opposition to the views of other This paper will be a very notable contribution to prominent heads of coëducational institutions, this distinctly great series.
Abolition of Passes by the Pennsylvania Railroad Books of the Day, 103, 221, 326, 444, 554.
Book-Studies, 97, 100, 215, 285, 438, 544, 651, 658.
Pen-Picture of Wall Street, 97.
Boston, A Popular Victory in, 59.
ward March of Autocratic and Bureaucratic, 66. Honesty, 449.
Philippines, 386; Coöperative Stores in, 647. of Popular Relief from Public Service Extortion,
British Egypt, 582.
Buffalo, Revelations of Corruption in, 638; The
anthropy from the Insurance View-Point, 337.
Cabinet, The New, 209.
Coöperation in, 648.
Carman, Albert R., Incurable! 409.
Cartoon, Direct-Legislation in, 92.
Cartoonists, Politics, The People and the Trusts as
tive, in Comparison With Those of Western Cartoons, Some Notable Recent, 421.
Charles H. Grant: Marine Painter, 480.
Chicago Progressive Alliance, The, 630.
Millions to the Public Treasury, 86; Cardinal Favor of the Citizens in the, 532.
Bountiful Harvests in New Zealand and, 646. Church and State in France, The Separation of, 210.
Church, The Pressure of Privilege on College and,
Church Union, The Movement for, in Canada, 325;
National Government, The Onward March of, 66. States, 433.
City, State and Nation, 201.
Arena Club of Denver, 76.
Civic Efficiency of the Educated Class,
Civic Integrity, W. A. Rogers: The Cartoonist of,
Civic Righteousness and Sound Morality, The Bat-
Class Government, The Initiative a Democratic
Safeguard Against, 46.
of the Wealth-Creators Under Our Present Ré-
Cleveland Clergy, Mayor Johnson and the, 430.
430; Hon. Frederic C. Howe on Conditions in
Present Clerical Crusade in Cleveland, 432.
Cockerell, Wilmatte Porter, When Cochran Quit, 279.
College and Church, The Pressure of Privilege on, Cross, Ira, College Coöperative Stores in America,
379; Direct Primaries, 587.
Arena Club of Denver, 76; The Economic Strug- the, 79.
Dark Places, Light in, 310.
Novelist of Democracy, 252.
David Graham Phillips, The Menace of Plutocracy,
Discredit High-Minded and Incorruptible States- Democracy, Edwin Markham: The Poet-Prophet
of, 143; In Education, Wilson L. Gill: An
Twentieth-Century Novelist of, 252; The Liberal
315; Progressive, The Election of M. Fallieres a
City in Practical Operation, 516; A Concrete
trated in the Government of the Richest Town
in the World, 531; The City the Hope of, 544;
nificance to, 627.
Democratic Ideals in Germany, The Growth of, 648.
Democratic Programme, The Liberal, 318.
The Initiative a, 46.
alence of Corrupt Practices Arising from the of France with, 436.
Democratic Spirit of England, Reactionary Legis-
Magazine Writers Who Faithfully and Consci- Democratic View-Point, Significant Events in the
Political, Social and Economic World from the, 57.
tion, The Overturn in Milwaukee Another Evi- Despotism, Russia as an Historic Bulwark of, 78.
the Free City, A Practical Object-Lesson
the Union of Corporations and the Dominant Diack, William, The British Labor Party: Its Aims
and Aspirations, 476.
200 Years under, 70; in Cartoon, 92; The March
Moral Idealism Has Led the Magazine Writers Governor Folk's Strong Stand for, 530; in Colo-
Wholesale, 634; in Buffalo, Revelations of, 638. Discrimination, Railroad, 132.
District Attorney Jerome, Mr. Amory's Indictment
Downfall of the Balfour Cabinet, The, 208.
for, to Distort the President's Speech into a Con- Economics of Moses, 33, 234.
for Common Honesty and Moral Idealism, 623. Edinburgh, Municipal Lighting in, 320.
Practical Operation, 516.
Educational Art Pictures, 294.
rative Art Spirit of Japan in Comparison with
Those of Western Countries, 17.
Democratic Spirit of, 316; Municipal and Social
Advance in, 320; Under the Liberal Ministry, 540.
mous Annual Business of the, 648.
and Refuse, 203.
gressive Democracy, 319.
fused to Prostitute His Mental and Moral In-
In the Mirror of the Present, 57. 201, 297, 416,
75; Increased Cost of Living, 76; Civic Advance