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and so protect those institutions in which we are seeking to of their own synthetic making and philosophic reasoning emboly and express our ideals!

instead of God's eternal stone of right, and slime—the slime of And even between one-language nations has the confusion of hatred and stealth and misrepresentation—to hold these bricks tongues been lessened. In France, for example, German has for together. years been included in the curriculum of every lycée and college, · They broke their pledges to the weak; they laughed at the and, so far as I could learn, the war has made no change. In the strong; they drowned the innocent in the sea ; they butchered scheme of secondary studies decreed by the national authorities the innocent on land; they stained the air with murderous the following are among the texts assigned or suggested : Frey craft; they choked men with gas; they burned them with liquid tag, Sudermann, Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Novalis, Auerbach, and fire; they poisoned wells and devastated whole villages, and did many others; extracts from Mommsen, Treitschke, Kant, Nietz every savage thing that science could think of; they menaced sche, Fichte, Hegel, and others, and ballads and songs of Bürger. that civilization which men have been trying since Christ's time

And I infer from what I have read that Shakespeare, Rolin, to develop. Like Cain, they killed Abel because the fruits of and Dante have not been interned in Germany, though it is his culture in the sun, beneath a sky wide enough for both, intimated that they are allowed their freedom on the ground seemed more acceptable than theirs. that they are looked upon as of German genius.

But, children, despite all this, we do not send forth our sol. Certainly we must intern those whose speech would poison our diers to fight in hate of men, but in hate of things. It is to do children's minds; we must keep them from our schools as we for you what our fathers did for us. We are fighting under a would keep bomb carriers from our docks. But we must not legend to make the world safe for democracy, but down in the treat every man who has ever had the German language in his bottom of our hearts we are fighting to make the world safe for throat as the Gileadites treated the Ephraimites, slaying every you and all children ever of other tongues. We have brought man at the fords of the river Jordan who could not frame his lips you into this earth and we are going to make it as happy and to pronounce correctly the word “ Shibboleth,” but said “ Sibbo as bright a place for you to live in as our sacrifice and our leth.” We must keep in our association those who have spoken strength can make it. for human freedom, for the beautifying and ennobling of the “ The stench which the earth gives off is but the burnt offerhuman soul, even though they have spoken in the language of ing of this sacrifice : the hell through which we pass is but the those who have in our day sung the “ ]Iymn of Hate.”

way to make a heaven here for you ; the holocaust is but the But it is not the confusion of tongues that is now dividing the leaping fame that will purge the earth of rule by materialistic earth. It is not a matter of vocabulary, of grammar, of syntax. and militaristic might. The great Division physically marked by the red and still bleed Hecuba's despair as she saw the child Astyanax borne to ing yash in the earth across Europe is a division of purpose, of burial on Ilector's shield is not ours-Hecuba, who saw only ideals, a confusion as to what makes right, as to what one gen "eternal hate,” who cried, “ Vain, vain is blood upon the altars," eration should teach the next.

and reconciled herself to fate in thinking that had these woex What lay back of the ancient confusion of tongues we do not not been, we had not been this splendor and our wrong an know. It seemed to come suddenly. The bearers of brick and everlasting music for the sons of earth and heaven.” For our shime and the layers of brick could not understand one another, Astyanax still lives, and is our hope in all this tragedy which and the work stopped as if á strike had been declared. And so the world is rewriting as it wrote two thousand years and more this new Division seemingly came in a night, but it was, as we ago in the play of Euripides. know, long in preparation, for it had its beginnings bark in the But what are the children of Eber in this land to do now that teaching of philosophers and schoolmasters, and in the sinister they are here? They must have their part in the redemption too. and selfish dreaming of emperors.

First, they must be disciplined in the schools of democracy by Meanwhile, the little“ Pelegs” all over the world, those glory a more thorough education to occupy this world of purified spirit. trailing ones whose heads the light is still enhaloing, are asking, Second, they must not forget to play, with it all. The earth some in mute exhaustion, some in cries of pain when spitted will have need of their stronger bodies as well as their keener upon bayonets or pierced by cold or torn by hunger, some in minds and braver spirits. tears over the loss of father or brothers, some in stark death, Third, they must know the nobility of labor and each must and all in accusing wonderment-are asking why they were be prepared to give some service useful to the Nation which brought into such a world of division: a planet of promised makes his freedom possible. peace now become a planet that in its orbit gives off a stench of Fourth, they must sıne as they can to give more of what they human blood in the universe, that is a sphere of pain flying have to these same defenders of the land which we are to leave through the night, a holocaust of hate smoking by day.

all to them. They cry in myriad tongues of confusion- starving Arme Fifth, they must learn to give of their skill and sympathy nians and Serbians, joyless mechanized Germans, enslaved and and earning to that for which the Red Cross stands as symbol

, nationless Belgians, exiled and fatherless French, munition the great world organization through which we rise to universal stained and factory-paled English. Till now we have heard our human sympathy and find citizenship in the Democracy of Merry. own children's laughter ringing above the woe of all the world Sixth, they must come to love what America stands for, that slaughter:-above the groaus of the wounded; the sobs of those they may in their day realize in peace what we have had in ours who have lost their husbands, brothers, or sons; the thunder of to fight for. the guns; and even these cries of the Old World children. But Seventh, they should come into correspondence with children even these, our children, now turn to us, who have in the past in other parts of the world of democracy. talked of a free land and a civilized world, with their questioning. So even the ancient confusion of tongues will be forgotten,

What shall we say to them? For what we say to them is our and they who are to-day “ Pelegians" will have memories only answer to our best selves and our answer to God and humanity. of these days when the earth is divided. Why is our earth divided ?

Our answer will be: “ Children, here in America, where men Eber had another son, Joktan, the Small, born later ; and women of all tongnes have come to speak again one tongue, Joktan's progeny disappeared in the hills off toward the east

, our fathers established what we call a free government, under while tliat of Peleg has given us the prophet, the lawgiver

, the which it was desired that all men should be not only free but psalmist, and the divinest of all the world's teachers—the (ireat of equal opportunity, so far as that could be given, a govern Teacher. ment under which every man might have his fair chance.

And they who are to-day as Peleg in this land of ours chilBut over on the other side of the water, yet so near that dren in a world divided--will be the mightiest generation in the people could hear what was whispered here, there livell a potency the world has ever known, for in their day must the nation whose leaders said, as did those of old on the Plain of world be reunited, rehabilitated, rebuilt, rededicated to the thing Shinar who were divided : 'Come, let us make a name!' And

we are ready to die for, the thing we want them to live for-, like that ancient people who in their building lad brick for

that they may be free, fine, glorious, righteous creatures of stone and slime for mortar, they thought to build a structure God in the earth. that should command the earth and reach the sky, using brick And we are Peleg's father and teacher!


receive a proper

BY ANNIE P. HILLIS (MRS. N. D. HILLIS) RS. CHARLOTTE KELLOGG, the only woman They are children whose fathers are dead. Their mothers member of the Commission of Belgian Relief, has written

leave them at seven in the morning on their way to work, and a book upon the “ Women of Belgium ” which should call for them at seven in the evening. A physician inspects command widespread interest, both for its subject matter, which them and prescribes their food. It is a redeeming feature of is of compelling interest in these days when the whole world's the terrible condition that, at least, the care of the children is heart is throbbing with sympathy for the Belgians, and because scientific and thoroughly studied, and as well carried out as the it is well done.

circumstances will permit. There are nineteen hundred of these When Mr. Hoover was appointed head of this Commission, shelters or crèches in Belgium. he asked Professor Vernon Kellogg, of Stanford University, tó The problem of employment for the hundreds of thousands assist him. Mrs. Kellogg accompanied her husband to Belgium, thrown out of their usual situation is extremely difficult. For and was of so much assistance that she was appointed a member these workrooms are opened in great music halls, hippodromes, of the Commission. She was greatly impressed with what the etc. In some of these work is cut out and prepared to be given Belgian women were doing, with their wonderful self-sacrifice, out in little bundles to be sewed by mothers in their own with their devoted patriotism, and with their resourcefulness in homes; a bundle in two weeks if there is but one child, every devising ways of relief. This was so little known by the outside week if there are more. In one city the very poor are invited to world that Mrs. Kellogg, at the request of Mr. Hoover, set herself bring their clothing to be repaired for them by those who need to the task of telling the world about Belgian women. This she

work. has done in a book of intense interest in intimate vivid pictures of Employment, too, must be provided for the disabled soldiers. the women in various forms of relief which they have originated In two instances profitable industries have been established and have carried on for more than three long tragic years. through the ingenuity and skill of women, one of them an The first chapter in the book is appropriately devoted to artist, who were suddenly left to provide for their own children The Leaders, who are naturally Queen Elizabeth, the and those of relatives. Really beautiful toys have been devised, leader typifying the highest ideal of their service and actual made from the cheapest and most common materials--toys comrade in sorrow;" and her friend and representative, Marie which would find a ready market were the way open for them to de Page, who, after working in her husband's base hospital at come to America. La Panue, came to this country to solicit aid for her countrymen, “ The Drop of Milk” is a provision for expectant or young and, hastening home to see her second son, a lad of seventeen, mothers without means, where they may

dinner before he joined his brother in the trenches, went down in the each day, giving for it some light service. About seven thousand Lusitania on her journey.

mothers are receiving such help and six thousand more come It was no mean task which was set before the men and women for advice. of Belgium to see to the feeding of 3,000,000 destitute people. Space will not permit telling of the many intimate little inciIt was no ordinary demand that was laid upon the city of Brus dents which lend charm to the book and bring us close to the heart sels to keep 200,000--one-fifth of its entire population--on the of the Belgians, nor quoting the sometimes amusing illustrasoupes, not for a month or two, but for more than three years. tions of the resourcefulness and popularity of the Americans

To meet this extraordinary emergency a huge kitchen was who went in to help ; but I cannot pass unnoticed the story of put in charge of a pre-war maitre d'hôtel. Ninety-five cooks and Cardinal Mercier's Mass on the Belgian Independence Day, assistants from the best restaurants pride themselves on their July 24, 1916. It is a pity to abbreviate it by a word: skill and ingenuity in meeting the orders of the physicians and “ All Brussels knew that the Cardinal was coming to celebrate concocting something which shall be appetizing from the scant High Mass in St. Gudule's at eleven o'clock. At 9:30 practically resources at their command. The results of their efforts are every foot of standing room in the vast Cathedral was taken. In sent out in ten great trucks to the soupes all over the city, the dimness a great sea of people waited patiently, silently. where the needy of the neighborhood are served by the women. “Finally-I could watch the face of the Cardinal--a face at In the long line are people from every rank and condition once keen and tender, strong, fearless, and devout, one could the tall

, distinguished-looking old man about whom little was read it all there. He was tall, thin, dominating, a heroic figure known except that he was in want, the hunchback just out of in his gorgeous scarlet vestments, officiating at the altar of this hospital, the pretty girl from high school, railway employees, beautiful Gothic cathedral. artists, men and women old and young, all bearing the mark of “ The Cardinal mounted the pulpit at the farther end of the war. Every day they must come for the pint of soup

and the nave to deliver his message, the same message he has been piece of bread. A long, long line which permitted no delay, preaching for two years--they must hold themselves courageous, lest others equally suffering be kept waiting.

unconquered, with steadfast faith in God and in their final One day a woman offered her services to the seasoned workers. liberation. Tears were in the eyes of many, but there was no They said ther would gratefully accept if after going home she

crying out. would fill !.. r bath-tub with water and ladle it out until it was " From the pulpit he came back to the catafalque erected for empty-ar i repeat this for three days, until finally she could the Belgian soldiers dead in battle. The dim light of the Catheendure the labor and not retard the line!

dral, the sea of silent people, the memorial coffin under the flag Anther form of relief is the croche. Mrs. Kellogy gives a and lighted by tall candles, the circle of those chosen to reprewuching description of one she visited in Dinant, formerly one sent the city, the sad-faced Cardinal-was it strange that as his of the gay pleasure-spots of Belgium, now scarred and laid voice ceased and he moved slowly toward the sacristy door by

Before the tragedy of her ruins one felt exactly as if which he was to depart, the overwhelming tide of emotion swept happy child had been crushed or mutilated.” On her way to the away barriers, and · Vive le Roi!' Vive Monseigneur." echoed creche she passed a cemetery where many of the six hundred shot once more from these ancient walls? We held our breath. Men in August, 1914, are buried. Suddenly, while still in the devas were pressing by me whispering, “ What shall we do? We have tated section, she heard the merry laughter of children, and soon necessity to cry out-after two years we must cry

out!" came to a temporary building in front of which were a series of The people had seen the Cardinal, they had received their

pens where fifty-two babies under four years of age spiritual secours- he had brought heavenly comforts to their were playing. With the true Belgian taste which must put a hearts, put new iron in their blood. They had dared to cry just touch of decoration on the most humble surroundings, the builders once their loyalty to him and to their King, and they laughed at haul set up a row of poles carrying gayly painted cuckoos, cats, the one million marks which was their fine. and lions. Inside a large airy room were long rows of cradles, It is a book which the women of America should know from where the babies take their daily naps.

cover to cover, and for which they should show appreciation to Wonieu of Belgium. By Charlotte Kellogy. The Funk & Wagoalls Company,

the American woman who represented them as long as the Commission was allowed to remain in “brave little Belgium."


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Based on The Outlook of January 23, 1918 Each week an Outline Study of Current History based on the preceding number of The Outlook will be printed for the benefit of current events classes, debating clubs, teachers of history and of English, and the like, and for use in the home and by such individual readers as may desire suggestions in the serious study of current history.-THE EDITORS. (Those who are using the weekly outline shonld

among the nations if the world is to be not attempt to cover the whole of an outline in any

made safe for democracy? 9. What will one lesson or study. Assign for one lesson selected

be the status of individual liberty and naquestions, one or two propositions for discussion, and only such words as are found in the material tional sovereignty if there is to be a United assigned. Or distribute selected questions among States of the World? 10. For your study different members of the class or group and have

of this topic read : “ American World Polithem report their findings to all when assembled. Then have all discuss the questions together.) tics,” by W. E. Weyl (Macmillan); “ Pan

Americanism,” by R. G. Usher (Century); 1-INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

“ The North American Ideal,” by J. A. A. Topic: Peace Paarleys; German-Rus

Macdonald (Revell); “ America Among sian Peace; The President and Peace.

the Nations,” by H. H. Powers (MacmilReference : Pages 128; 133, 134 ; 136, 137.

lan); “ America and the New Epoch,” by Questions :

C. P. Steinmetz (Harpers); "The Foreign 1. What has The Outlook said about the

Policy of Woodrow Wilson," by Robinson German-Bolshevik peace parleys (page

and West (Macmillan); “ Political Ideals,” 128) ? 2. What do you gather the attitude

by B. Russell (Century). of The Outlook toward the Bolsheviki is?

II-NATIONAL AFFAIRS What is your opinion of them? President Wilson's? 3. For what reasons are Trotsky Topic: Speed Up the War; Not for Edand von Kühlmann not willing to break itors Only ; Two Letters. off peace negotiations? 4. Characterize the Reference : Pages 126; editorial, 130, 131 ; Government, the army, the nation, and the editorial, 134, 135. people for which each of these men is Questions : speaking. Characterize also Trotsky and (Why not make this topic the basis of von Kühlmann. 5. Do


think the Bolsh a study in the formation of public opinion eviki are doing as much on the eastern and of the function of criticism ?) 1. Disfront to overcome Germany as the Allies cuss the civic duty of pointing out the on the western front? Can the German shortcomings of our Government and of morale survive this double attack, the one our democracy. 2. Do you

think that what being political, the other military? Discuss Mr. Roosevelt is doing is or is not a public this question at length. 6. What grave service? Be definite, giving several reasons. dangers does Mr. Colcord see in a German 3. The Outlook

says: “ In peace times there Russian peace (pages 133, 134)? 7. What are three separate types of journals which is Mr. Colcord's "suggested propaganda”? fill three separate and legitimate wants.” How does he think it could be carried out? What are they? How characterized by The What do you think of his suggestions? 8. Outlook ? 4. Of which type is The Outlook What different purposes have various crit in peace times? In war times? Is it a pioics seen in President Wilson's Peace Mes neer? Prove your answer. 5. Should all sage of January 8, 1918 (pages 136, 137)? journals be independent in time of war? 9. Select and discuss ten or twelve of the Reasons. 6. Mr. Kinnick seems to think opinions on this Message as found in “ A that a journal ought never to change its Poll of Opinions.” 10. Some of the very opinion on a public question (pages 134, best books to read on this topic are: “ The 135). Do or do you not agree with him? Bolsheviki and World Peace,” by Leon

Reasons. 7. How does Dr. Abbott answer Trotzky (Boni & Liveright); "The United Mr. Kinnick’s questions? Do you think States and Pan-Germania," by André Che the answer a good one? Why or why radame (Scribners); “ The Crime," by not? 8. What is the function of criticism? the author of “I Accuse” (Doran). Upon what should it be founded? 9. What is B. Topic: Our Part in a New World. public opinion? How formed? How known? Reference : Editorial, pages 129, 130. Discuss personal responsibility for it. Questions :

III-PROPOSITIONS FOR DISCUSSION 1. Make this editorial the basis of a very (These propositions are suggested directly or indiserious and prolonged study of “the Par rectly by the subject-matter of The Outlook, but liament of Man, the Federation of the

not discussed in it.) World,” and America's relation to and

1. America has just started upon its place in it. 2. According to this editorial,

career. 2. Great Britain is better adminiswhat is the present war doing for America ?

tered than the United States. 3. Public 3. For what reasons does The Outlook

discussion is a civic duty. characterize the report given at the meet

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before and after looking them up in the dictionary or after this war. What nations, in your opin

elsewhere, give their meaning in your own words.

The figures in parentheses refer to pages on which ion, ought to be members of such a league? the words may be found.) 5. What are the obstacles in the way of Self-determination of peoples, uncivilized the federation of the world? Can they be peoples (128), werwolf (133), pourparlers, overcome so as to permit of a permanent insidious, propaganda (134), pronounceinternational union? 6. The Outlook be ment, Yiddish, bourse, reactionary papers, lieves this war has done much to create a fanfare (136); transmute, citizenry; porwill for such a union. Why? Can you add tend, international law (130); criticism, other reasons ? 7. What, in your opinion, immunity (126), perorations, lesion (131), should America's future foreign policy be? actuate, editorial, conservatism, severally, 8. What part ought and must she play political corruption (135).

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Letters of John Holmes to James Russell

Lowell and Others. Edited by William Roscoe Thayer. Introduction by Alice M. Longfellow. Hlustrated. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. $2.50. John Holmes was the brother of Oliver Wendell Holmes. His letters are entertaining, and they give the atmosphere of Cambridge during the half-century between 1846 and 1897. They are published under the auspices of the Cambridge Historical Society, which has rendered a good service to local history in collecting and preserving them. Life and Art of William Merritt Chase

(The). By Katherine Metcalf Roof. With Letters, Personal Reminiscences, and Illustrative Material. Introduction by Alice Gerson

Chase. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. $4. As they take up this volume the friends of Chase will be glad to find the text simple and straightforward. Though clogged with unimportant and unnecessary detail, the text will be read with interest for the sake of the pictures of the painter's early struggles and later achievements. Some of the anecdotes relative to Chase's experiences with Whistler are delicious. On the professional side, we are doubtless still too near Chase the man to judge accurately of his definite place in art, no matter how high we may rank him. It is a reassurance, nevertheless, to have so early and so intelligent an appreciation of what his art really means.

HISTORY, POLITICAL ECONOMY, AND POLITICS Americanization. Compiled and Edited by

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BY THE WAY One of the great fortunes made during the war is being used generously for public purposes. “Starting with a small capital in 1915," says “Shipping,” “Mr. Christoffer Hannevig has amassed a fortune which makes him one of Norway's richest men. He has placed one million kroner (about $250,000) at the disposal of one of Norway's sculptors, Gustav Vigeland, to enable him to complete a great fountain which is to be presented to the city of Christiania, and is also to build an opera-house for the city at a cost of nearly two million dollars.

A popular opera singer in these days can afford to give largess like a prince. Caruso, according to the “ Dramatic Mirror,” distributed two hundred five-dollar bills to the chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City at Christmas.

Each year of the war, the New York “ Tribune” points out, has produced some new instrument of destruction. For example, in 1914 came the 42-centimeter gun which pulverized fortifications that were supposed to be impregnable; in 1915, the use of poison gas as a weapon of attack; in 1916, the “ tank ;' in 1917, the depth bomb which has limited the menace of the submarine. In 1918 - what?

It costs an average of $1.50 a minute for the one hundred or two hundred hours of flying which an aviator must have before he can be regarded as a crack military pilot. So states an article in “ Flying.” Thus the training of each of the thousands of American soldiers now being taught to fly, at $90 an hour, will cost from $9,000 to $18,000.

“ Oui, madame is ill,” said the French maid, as reported by the Boston “ Transcript,” “ but ze doctaire haf pronounce it something very trifling, very small." Friend—“ Oh, I am so relieved, for I was really anxious about her. What does the doctor say

the trouble is?” “ Let me think. It was something leetle. Ah, I haf it now. Ze doctaire say madame has ze smallpox.”

Chauncey M. Depew is reported to be still actively employed at the offices of the New York Central Railway, notwithstanding his eighty-three years. Here are a few of his rules for health : “Get up early ; no matter how late you go to bed, arise at a set time. Keep a serene mind, especially at meal-time. Shun tobacco and liquors. F'ind some outside of your business thus happiness ease

The Office Worker," Vol. I, No. 1, has been published. It is the organ of the Bookkeepers, Stenographers, and Accountants' Union of New York City. These office workers are learning the necessity of organization to improve standards and conditions in their occupations. The “ Office Worker” states that the imion has been successful in many instances in reducing hours of labor and improving working conditions, as well as in acting as an employment bureau for its members.

A picture of William H. Hardy was published in The Outlook of January 2, with the statement, - Mr. Hardy is believed to be the only living member of Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853." Rear-Admiral Oscar F. Stanton (Retirerl), we learn, is another surviving member of that famous expedition. " From time to time," writes Admiral Stanton, “ we real of the death of a member of that expedition as the last survivor ; I personally know at present only one other-Mr. William





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