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VOL. VIII. No. 131.


At Wild's
Spring selections just arrived
from the East. Call and
inspect our . ...
Buitings, Trouserings,
Allegretti s
Fresh every week.
Only in packages-
6c a pound.
Lowney's if you

Prof, Worcester Talks On Spanish
Colonial Administration.
The Michigan Academy of Science
was opened last evening with a lecture
on "Spanish Colonial Adminitrations,"
by Prof. Dean C. Worcester. The lee-
tre was delivered in Newberry Hall


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Strawberry crush or Staw-
berry Sunday 15c. :
14c when berries get
3300EST 0 RE
Text Books!
For every department in the Uni-
versity. Law and Medical Books a
specialty. We can supply all your
needs for the Second Semester at
lowest prices.
Second-hand Books Bought, gold
'and Exchanged.
Best Linen Writing Paper 15c and
-25e per pound.
The A. A. Waterman Sold Gold Fountain
fsena for $1.21.
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and was illustrated with stereopticoi
views taken by Prof. Worcester during
his sojourn in the Phillipine Islands a
number of years ago.
In part he said: "It is difficult for the
average American to understand the!
Spaniard, and especially the Spanish
colonial policy. Through the influence
of newspaper correspondents the Amer-
lean people have placed a discount on
Spanish character. It is impossible to
comprehend the ignorance. and brutal-'
ity of the ofilcials, and it can only be
done through personal contact. -It is
msy present conviction that if the Amer-
ican people realized the condition that
has existed in Cuba for the. last two
years, and which exists today, nothing
could stop them in seeing that justice
is done.
The time was when Spain owned
more colonial land than any nation on
the globe, and it may be said that no
savage people can compete with her in
the slaughter of subjects. Spain has
seemingly been unable to learn any-
thing by experience.
The Phillipine Islands, which were
discovered by Magellan in 1521, have
10,000,000 inhabitants, divided into two
hundred tribes, each rhaving its own
customs and laws. The lowest grade
of people is the aboriginee, who wan-
ders through the forest with neither
dwelling nor clothing. They live on
the flesh of animals and fruits of trees,
and show no effects of Spanish civiliza-
tion. The next highest class has
learned the art of cultivation and shows
a slight improvement in manners. The
people of this class have an educatisn
which enables them to count three, and
the professors are said to be skillful in
addition and subtraction with numbers
as high as twenty. One notable char-
acteristic of this class is their high
sense of morality. It almost seems as
if the morality of the people increases
as the square of the distance from the
Spanish increases. The next three
classes are marked by the development
in civilization. But all classes show a
high degree of intelligence where any
attempt at civilization has been made. !
The Spanish, however, concern them--
selves only when they see some per-
sonal gain. Every native is taxed froi
$1 to $1.50 per year, and failure on his
part to pay It, whether wilfully or not,
results in his being publicly whipped
by the officials until the flesh is cut in-
to slits. The relatives are then given
a chance to by his liberation, and in
ease of failure to do so the debtor is

deported to a neighboring island where
he is compelled to work until the debt
is lifted. Beside this general tax there
are special taxes, such as I cents a year
on cocoanut trees, $4 a year for own-
ing a buffalo, $5 a year for possessing
a pony, a tax for the privilege of kill-
ing a cow, pig or other animals, chick-
ens alone being excepted, and lastly a
fee for inspection of milk measures.
Of all degraded people on the face of
the globe, the native friars who ad-:
minister the religious needs of the peo-
ple are the lowest. Their presence is of
greatest menace to the future swelfccre
of the islands."
In closing, Prof. Worcester charac-
terized the reign of Weyler in the is-
lands as one of most inhuman nature.
le is a man who did not hesitate to
sacrifice 80 per cent of his fell-tw coun-
trymen in an inland expedition by fail-
ing to provide them with suitable sro-
visions, and only for the purpose of
winning the title of field marshal. "Is
it incredible then that a man who sac-
riliced his fellow countrymen for a
selfish purpose would hesitate to blow
up a warship of a not altogether friend-
ly nation? Is it not now .the duty of
Christian Americans to put a stop ti)
the atrocities which prevail in a neigh-
boring country? I hope that when the
American people strike they will strike
hard and swift, aid teach not only a
lesson to Spain but also to all civilized
Justice Brewer Defends Yale.
Justice Brewer, of the United States
Supreme Court, in defending Yale
against charges of athleticism at the
Washington Yale alumni, banquet,
made the following remarks:
'Old Yale has a magnificent record
that appeals to the bravest young men
of our country to enter her classic walls
and there prepare themselves for their
honorable career in life. From her
gates go hundreds of well trained, dis-
ciplined and cultured young men who
become famous in their vocations in
life. This is the monopoly of old Yale.
It is a monopoly that no law con put
down, and that is the only monopoly
which she has.
"Yale has a record that is not sur-
passed by any college in this -ountry.
in spite 'of some vicious attacks that
have been made upon her by unreason-
able people, I believe with the man
who said that old Yale will go ahead
and prosper, and continue to draw unto
her the bravest and best young men of
the country, despite the fact that every
old maid declares that she-will.not
send her sons to such a school. The
old Baptist lady who said she would
rather send her boy to hell than to
Yale probably knew which place was
better suited to the members of her

Will Open Tomorrow With a
Strong Team.
Michigan wiil open the baseball sea-
son tomorrow with a game with the
Bay City team, champions of the In-
terstate League. Marager Lowney ar-
rived last night and says that all of
last year's team are back, and that the
organization is stronger than ever. The
'Varsity candidates have been getting
some good practice the past week and
will be in good condition to mceet their
older opponents. Both Manages Kieth
and Lowney say they will win out.
Tomorrows game is the first of a
series of twelve. It is expected that
these games will develop the 'Varsity
candidates to a greater degree than the
ordinary practice games between teams
made up solely of candidates. All of
the aspirants for the 'Varsity will be
given an opportunity to play, and or-
on the showing made will depend who
will compose the team to be taken on
the spring trip. Two years ago the
Saginaw Interstate team played here
and the series proved to be miost in-
teresting to the audience. Tickets ad-
mitting to the entire twel\se gaises are
placed at the low rate of one dollar
and are on sale at Sheehan's, Wahr's
and with the members of the athletic
association. Admission to single games
will be fifteen cents, with the exceptior.
of the Saturday games, which well be
twenty-five cents. The Saturday games
will be made a special attraction, when
the best material on btsh sides will
play. The U. of M. band will probably
furnish music at these contests. The
line-up for each game will appear in
the Daily and be posted at Sheehan's
on the day of the game. All games
commence at 3:30 o'clock.
Today's Wrinkle.
Wrinkle is out today and is fully up
to its past standard of excellence.. The
drawings are by Mardin, McGeorge,
Wagner and Whitehead. One of the
best features of the number is a series
of three drawings by McGeorge, en-
titled "Dress Reform, or the Evolution
of the Latin Class." The first is dated
97 B. C., and pictures tte Roman youth,
dressed in the attire of that day, on
his way to some classic institution of
learning. The second is dated 1897 A.
1., and represents the moderm college
student with his cap, sweater and golf
trousers. The third is dated 1907 Anno
K--, and shows a group of students
faultlessly attired, a la Kelsey, in even-
ing dress, frock coats, with their Latin
texts under their arms.
In the editorials the Comet-y Club


The Annual Meeting for the elec-
tion of next year's Daily Board will Room is also treated. The verse is by
be held in Room C, University hal. Bowman, Bush and Thurneau and is
on Saturday, April 2, at 1.30 p. M, better than usual. Jokes are abundant
only paid-up subscribers can vote j.and many of them are really good. I

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