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(Continued on Page Three)
ters of this knV' Because the source
of the comic is tie naive, and because'
use of the naive is no bar to the ex-
pression of serious things, wise things
or to the writing of satire. In fact,
it is a help; for it furnishes the fun
that keeps satire from returning like
a boomerang upon its writer and at
the same time makes it hit harder.
There is nothing harder to bear than
satiric laughter. And as for the ex-
pression of wisdom, when TIuck Finn
gets off some truth in his innocense,1
that truth is doubly forceful just be-
cause it comes out of his naivete."
"Most of his early work was pure-
ly comic; that is, it employed the
comic forms for their own effect, eith-
er in' a kindly fashion or as satire.
This does not imply that he was a,
mere fun-maker. Most of the time
he wrote comic satire to some ser-
ious purpose, to expose foolish 'thingsl
hypocrisy, political humbuggery, or
something of the kind. His comedy
always had point, even when it was
most hilarious; but in those early
days it did not penetrate to the well-
spring of human emotions and become
In commenting on his sense of hu-
mor,.the speaker continued, "Wit is
spontaneous sendpful expression in
thpe comic forms when ordinary forms
of expression are expected or proper.
The comic that is produced by hard
labor is not wit. It is true, of course,
that we cannot produce comic strokes
accidentally or painsta ngly in pri-
vate, then spring them when oppor-
tunity offers, and so get credit for<
being witty. But this 'is only proof
of the sca iity and the high value of
true wit. True wit must be produced]
on th espot, when needed; it must sat-
isfy some de ire of its maker, in spite
of the fact that there' is something
else to be done, and it must at the
same time do the something else.
Laughable wit, then is a manner of
producing the comic forms. .Now, wast
Mark Twain witty? Because wit must
be spontaneous, it would be difficult
to tell from mere examination of his
writings; but we know from those
who have listened to his conxersa-
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tion and to' hisimpromptu speches
that hte was :a wit of the first order,
Because of this, and because of the
stupend ns amount of his literary
production, it is safe to conclude that
most of his deft strokes were wittily
produced, not dug out of the solid
rock by hard labor. He could, and
did, write at top speed when he was
writing. One characteristic of Mark
Twain's is the fact that his wit is so
deftly inserted into easy-moving sen-
tences. Unless you keep constantly
alive, you will read by stroke after
stroke. Mark Twain wrote as he
spoke, putting down his thoughts with
a sort of drawl, and never letting on
that he knew he was saying something
funny. In other words he played the
innocent, seeming most of the tme
to be totally unconscious of the same
thing. It was the art with which he
simulated innocence that made him
such a forceful lecturer, and it con-
tributed largely to his success as a
writer. Artemus Ward, Bill Nye,
James Whitcomb Riley and George.,
Fitch all practiced the art of inno-
cence as it might be called; buttno
one of them was the equal of Mark
Twain in that art, just as no one' of
them had his breadth in other ways."
Atlanta, Ga., July 24.-Organi7aton
of southern legislatures against the
menace, as he sees it, of the teach-
ings of Darwinism, agnosticism or
*atheism in public schools, is apparent-
ly the present undertaking of William
Jennings Bryan. In the past several
months Mr. Bryan has visited virtually
every general assembly in the south
and asked the legistlators to go on re-
cord as opposed to the teachings of
such doctrines. So far as known, he
he met with more than fair success.
Georga Intrduces Bible
A measure cropped up in the Geor-
gia assembly yesterday, which, if
adopted, would declare that the "sense"
of that body is against the teaching
at all of atheism or agnosticim. and, as
truth, Darwinism, in any of the state's-
public institutions. The commoner
spoke in behalf of such measures sev-
eral days ago.
When the Florida legislature was
in session in April and May, Mr.
Bryan appeared with a prepared
speech against those who believe they
descended from monkeys, the disbe-
lievers and those who profess ignor-
ance. A resolution placing that as-
sembly on record as opposed to the
teachings in the public schools of that
state was passed. He also went before
the Arkansas legislature and others.
Opposition Blocked
The sterotyped resolution written
by Mr. Bryan for presentation in var-
ious state assemblies has been mod-
ified and has seldom encountered any
opposition now. The insertion of the
'words "as truth" in the reference to
the teachings of Darwinism has serv-
ed to embarrass oppostion.

Canadian Professor Praises
Work Done By Near East Party
(By Professor Tiomas Callanuder)
Professor of Greek in Queen's College, Kingston, Out,.
The fascinating address delivered Iizens. Those who regret the aberra-
last Friday evening by Professor Kel- tions of party politicians and the par-
y evidently made a deep impression alysis of the international nerve which
oy t the disease of party animosities en-
on the audience, and fc2 those who gende'rs will be glad to find that schol-r
heard him smeak it, would be a waste lars and scientists, medical men, and

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of woris to point the moral. For the
benefit, however, of those who missed.
the lecture, and those who know only
in a vague way that under his aus-
pices the University of Michigan has
come to the front as a center of IHel-
lenistic research and as owner of arch-
aeological treasure on the grand scale,I
I may be permitted to offer one or two
It is of the utmost importance to
remember that there will never again
be an opportunity like the present for
rescuing and collecting trasure by and
for the American people. No matter
what the future may 'have in store, no
matter how strenuous the search for
precious remains may become, the
total amount stowed away in the Near-
Eastern soil is limited. All the civil-
ized nations are striving to acquire a
share, and each ought to possess a
fair proportion of their common in-
heritance, due consideration always
being given to local claims.. It is well
to hear in mind, therefore, that the ex-
is! ing stock of material to be acquired
is a diminishing quantity, although the
supply appears to be inexhaustible.
Again, every year sees the annihil-
ation of much priceless stuff. In
hundreds of localities inscribed stones
and, other more fragile objects' are
laboriously exhumed only to beruth--
lessly smashed to atoms.' The soon-
erthese are rescued from the vandal,
or at least scientifically recorde'd, the
fewer will be the "irreparable lossses"
whiclr the world must forever deplore.
Every American must rejoice to
think that in furthering this work
their country is at the same time re-
paying a debt to the 'antique culture
which it is thus making more fully its
own. Moreover, to comfort and sup-
port the sorely tired peoples who oc-
cupy the habitations of the 'ancient
Jews and Greeks and Romans is a
missionary enterprise that properly
goes hand-in-hand ' with American
Eastern studies, and gives to each ef-
fort in that direction the touch of
practical philanthrophy which should
command the whole movement to the
active sympathy of all intelligent cit-
F O O D always tastes
much better if the
surroundings are right.
There is no pleasanter
place in Ann Arbor in
which to eat than

missionaries are free to do a little
where statesmen prefer to pass by on
the other side.
Much more might be said, of the
prestige gained by American scholar-
ship, of the useful affiliations formed
with other nations, all engaged in this
honorable rivalry, and the opportunity
6f coming into direct entact with the
great antique world; but I shall add
just one remark in conclusion.
When Lord Elgin, in competition
with continental collectors, brought to
England his treasures from Athens
he not merely placed the world in his
debt by providing a safe home for
these masterpieces, but he did a fine
stroke of business for his country.
It was with a bitter grudge that the
Aberdeen ministry paid 12,000 pounds
(less than cost price to Elgin) for the
"marbles"; but today twelve hundred
thousand would not shift the same.
Genuine antiques never cease to ap-
preciate in value as the years roll on,.
and, on the this sordid ground alone,
friends of Michigan will have reason
to be grateful to the much* lamented
Gregory who suggested American in-
tervention in this field, and to Dr.
Kelsey for so admirably bringing the
idea to fruition.
Boston 6, Washington 1.
Cleveland 1-3, St. Louis 3-2.
Detroit 9-4, Shicago 6-1.
New York 9, Athletics 2.
Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 4.
Valpraiso fo Continue
Chicago, July 24--(y A. P.)-Act-
ing to put at rest persistent rumors
that the institution would not be op-
ened next fall, the Board of Trustees
of Valparaiso university today made
public an emphatic statement that the
university will begin its 51st year on
Oct. 1, "all rumors to the contrary

(Panchio) Villa fate wrote finis
the last chapterin the life of
most colorful figure in Mexican
Peon, soldier, bandit and I
Hood was the famous Mexican
for ten years defied the. might of
ico and the United States.
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The finest exclusive excursion steamer, the Put-in-Bay, noted for
its large ballroom, makes this trip a memorable one. Orchestra and
dancing aboard, without extra charge. Cafeteria aboard.
Four hours crammed with outdoor pleasures at Put-in-Bay-bathing-dancing-
groves for lunching and athletic fields. See the wonderful Caves, and Perry's
historic monument.
Connections at Put-in-Bay with steamers for Cleveland, Toledo and Lakeside.
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A special excursion is made every Friday to Cedar Point-the fresh water rival
to Atlantic City-the finest bathing beach in the world-large summer hotels,
groves, and all outdoor amusements. Pour hours at Cedar Point and seven
ours at Put-In-Bayl Leaving Cedar Point at 5 p. m. and Put-in-Bay at 7 p. m.;
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