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'Tl;IE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DAILY.

Not only the music did he write, butli lng near us will sooner or later tempt
the book of his last and best opera is hither the old world's powers. when we'
from the Marh King's pen. Every shall be forced either to abandon the
line and every lyric, every verse of the Monroe doctrine, or else fight to uP-
comedy songs, ond every scene and sit- hold it. Alliances will then be wel-
uation, and th plot, detail and en- come even though they threaten to be
semble he designed and evolved and 'entangling'; and before we are aware,
joined together 'n a symmetrical, se- in spite of -ourselves, we shall become
quential and harnonious whole. "The parties to the European system.
Bride Elect" bok and music is a crea- "The original Monroe doctrine was
tion of his brair." wise. From a re-imposition of the
Miss Jennie Hyle, the young violin- Spanish yoke anywhere on this side
late, who will appear as one of the the Atlantic nothing good was to be
soloists with Sousa and His Band at hoped. That is my firm belief. But,
the concert of that organization recent- viewing the negative results of freedom
ly played in New York City before
in the middle regions of Snanish Amer-
Ysaye, the greatest living violinist, ca, I wonder that some historian does
who expressed himself in the warmest
not arise and try to make out that the
terms of admiration at her perfc~rn- policy of the Holy Aliance was after
ance. Ysaye also invited Miss Hoyle all kindly and wisely meant, and that,
to come to Belgium next summer and
x s could it have gone into effect and not
study with him, which was probably
been thwarted by our President Monroe
the greatest compliment he could have with his cruel 'doctrine,' these states
paid that young artiste and, naturally, would have been by this time much
she accepted. Miss Maud Reese Davies,
who is Mr. Sousa's soprano, has re- mreeprospeyuamrenemuhgmo
free than. they are. One arguing so
cently returned from Paris, where she
won the approval of Massenet, Hem- m.
Now, clearly, by whatever veri-simili-
tude such a contention would have, in
voice of that clear, bird-like quality, that degree the United States would
which has made American sopranos
the greatest singers of the day. appear as the actual foe of te repub-
The prices for the concert will be 0 lies which by uttering the Monroe doc-
cents for general admission and 75 tine we pretended to befriend. Should
the power wishing to take hold of them
cents and $1 for reserved seats. Re-beEgndnsadoSans snw
served seats were placed on sale at 9 be England instead of Spain, as is now
this morning, at Palmer's They can likely to be the case, our insistence on
be reserved from 9 to 12 this morning, the Clayton-Bulwer treaty and the
9 to 12 tomorrow morning and all day Monroe doctrine would be morally in-
Friday and Saturday. Season tickets defensible save on the conditloa that
for the rest of the course have been we ourselves should undertake, in some
placed at $1 with reserved seats at 25 friendly way to start upon an up grade
cents extra. the almost desperate fortunes of these
states. There seems to be no hope for
WASHINGTON HONORED. mankind in that quarter of the world
until some more powerful race shall
(Continued from first page). take control of affairs there, openly, as
hmanity. What is called conquest the English have done in India, or
may be the choicest instrument of phil- silently, as they have done in Egypt.
anthrophy as well as of wise statecraft. Only so, it would seem, can the Central
Should we in some kind and conserva- Americans' resources be developed,
tive way lift the stars and stripes near their institutions strengthened, justice
enough to Cuba and Hawaii to put all among them established and the people
Europe's national colors in the shade duly trained in the arts of industry and
there, such act would have in no wise government.
the immoral wranging that would have "In my belief, the Clayton-Bulwer
attached to it at the time of John treaty and the Monroe doctrine to the
Adam's presidency. To the Cubans contrary notwithstanding, England will
and the Hawaiians control by us would in no very long time have possession of
be life from the dead; while it would miost of the Central American countries
secure us a pair of naval outposts sure if we do not anticipate her. To keep
to be invaluable aids to us in keeping, her out we shall have to fight or else
or, if broken, in restoring, the world's ourselves in some form occupy. And,
peace, when the real condition of Central
"To the objection that we could not America comes to be understood, our
assimilate such peoples, I reply, first, people will not make war to prevent
that the task would be no graver than progress there. The alternative clearly
the one which England, France and being: the Union Jack shading our
Germany are slowly but successfully southern border as it now does our
working out in various parts of the northeen, or a more scientific southern
world; and secondly, that it would be frontier for ourselves, the people of
only the continuation of the process in these United States, sons of the sires
which we ourselves have been success- who, in field and in legislative hall,
fully engaged with negroes, Indians, helped the immortal Washington to
Mexicans, Alaskans and European im- found the Republic of our love, sires
migrants ever since our national life who boldly acquired Louisiana, Florida
began. and Texas, sires who, on yon blue Lake
"I have remarked that the Monroe Erie water one day met the enemy and
doctrine in Its real and solid ,part: he was ours-a victory repeated at
'America for Americans,' is one which New Orleans and, later, on a dozen
all patriots wish maintained. But it fields from Vera Cruz to Mexico-sons
cannot be permaanztly maintained save of those sires. i say, called to decide
by a far bolder foreign policy than we between more British bunting before
have heretofore dared avow. Territory our windows or a more spacious resi-

dence for ourselves, will make quick
and honorable choice."
In ending Dr. Andrews said:
"Well, then, has political liberalism
seen its day? Has its sun gone down
forever? Is there, for the common
man no hope of securing progress or a
decent life by reasonable and conserva-
tive agitation, so that, for chance to
better his lot, he must become some
kind of a revolutionist?
"I do not believe so. Pessimists and
cynics, I know, are abroad. The bacil-
lus 'croaker' is epidemic now. More-
over, he is lively and of a malignant
type. Fight him. Despair of the Re-
public is akin to treason. If any man
ttempts to haul down the American
flag, shoot him on the spot. Make it
dangerous even to approach the halli
aids. Some cry that heartless pluto-
cracy, others that brainless anarchy is
our sure lot. Each of these fell spirits
is no doubt within us and each is a
kind that goeth not out save by prayer
and fasting. But both of them can be
and surely will be exercised by a due
use of means.
"I dare to predict a new age of politi-
cal liberalism, renewed enthusiasm for
humanity, to come from the insights,
that the aim of social striving now, the
weal of man, ls as hopeful as ever, and
that a promising method of promoting
it, neither radical, revolutionary, nor
otherwise dangerous, is open to society
and awaiting use. Society's infinite re-
scurces for the uplift of its lowest he
as good as untouched. Despair, so
soon, is crininal. Shame on us, broth-
ers of the Third Estate, if we let go
the hands of our Fourth Estate kith
and kin struggling to rise! We are no
more deserving than they, only more
fortunate, or, perhaps, less scrupulous.
for myself, spite of the painful, stag-
gering evidence contra, I still believe
in men's brotherhood, in the essential
nobility, by nature, of every man, wear-
ing a crown, carrying a dinner pail, or
begging his bread, and because I hail
them all, without a single exception,
as of my own blood, I cannot believe
that the stronger will leave the weaker
to perish. It must become manifest be-
fore very long, that the sacrifice of
liberalism's literal program need not
in the least sacrifice liberalism's aims
or, spirit; nay, that the program must
be modified to realize the spirit.
"Society's method of dealing with the
economic sovereign ties now threaten-
ing must be one of two, socialism or
judicious regulation. But socialism, as
usually understood, the masses them-
selves do not want and will never tol-
erate. Careful legal regulation remains
-not promiscous law-making, not lev-
elling, not war on wealth-for wealth
is in itself perfectly legitimate, even in-
dispensable, more of it is needed, not
lss-not expropriation, not the dir-
couragment of just enterprises in any
way; but the redress and prevention of
abuses, the casting off of those artifi-
cial clogs which now handicap willing
men and women desiring to compete
for the prizes of life. Freedom's trail
is often circuitous, but it nevertheless
advances, not once returnJng upon
itself, often as it may seem to do so.
"This slowly but surely awakening
Insight, that the firm intervention of
law, if it is only not wholesale but dis-
creet, may accomplish now, for the set-
ting free of healthy individualism and
the consequent furtherance of all high
social interests, the identical good re-
suits which the snubbing of officious
law-makers once accomplished-this
apereu, I say, is soon going to be the
inspiration of liberal souls the world
over. Those old battle-peals 'tie rights
of man, liberty, relative equality, and
fraternity,' will echo again. In re-

Ism in theoffensive sense will not be
enthroned, but all unsocialism, apper-
tain to whatever class it may, will be
dethroned forever."
At the close of 'he address the aud-
ience sang "America," the Glee Club
leading, and Prof. Stanley presiding at
the piano.
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