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Seabury, Joseph B. Seventy years of systematic giving [Baroness Burdett-Coutts], 199. Senate, Changes in, 272.
Senate, United States, Usurped powers of, 88.
Siberia and the American syndicate, 234.
Strauss, Richard, and the music of the future, 354.
Street, John Phillips. Protecting the farmer against fraud, 213.
Submarine, Strain and risk of life in a, 225.
Swiss silk weavers, Hard lot of the, 250.
TAFT, Secretary William H., Activities of, 14.
Socialism or radicalism-Is the world coming to? Tariff, the, Mr. Root and, 141.
Teachers,, pay of, Insufficient, 4.
Telegraphy, Wireless, and electric waves, 502.
Tenements, Model, in St. Petersburg, 356.
Titus, Edward Kirk. Suburban and mountain
parks in Massachusetts, 561.
Transvaal, Restoration of, to the Boers, 428.
VESILOVSKI, A. D., Russian historian, 104. Volcanic action, Effects of, on marine life, 604.
WADE, Herbert T. Wireless telephony by the De Forest system, 681.
Wages increase, 3.
Wall Street and the administration, 387.
Waterways, Interior, 141, 396.
Watson, John, ("Ian Maclaren "), 686.
Woman suffrage, A world campaign for, 406.
YARROS, Victor S. A year's activity in labor unionism, 84.
EDITED BY ALBERT SHAW.
CONTENTS FOR JANUARY, 1907.
Pope Pius X. in His Study....Frontispiece Harriman:
The Progress of the World
A Promoter of Peace..
Prosperity and Wages.
Teachers are Not Paid Enough.
The Beveridge Child Labor Bill.
A Period of Law Enforcement..
A Need of the Postal Service.
Colossus of Roads"... 37
With portraits and other illustrations.
3 The Exploration of Mt. McKinley:
With portrait of Dr. Frederick A. Cook, and other
As to "Special Messages"
The Discharge of Colored Troops..
Shall We Subsidize Merchant Shipping?.
Cuba and Porto Rico...
Leading Articles of the Month
France and the Church Separate
The Concordat and the Republic.
Banishment of the Congregations.
A Hindu on "The World's Spiritual Outlook
Position of the Vatican...
Prussia and the Polish Children.
Waterway Defenses of the Atlantic Coast.
Diaz and Mexico..
Socialism versus Clericalism..
Germany and the Poles.....
The Coming Russian Elections.
Africa in the World's Thought.
A Spanish View of our Philippine "Failure". 106
Belgium and the Congo....
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This spiritual father of more than two hundred millions is now in the seventy-second year of his age and the fourth of his pontificate. In these opening days of 1907, in three Latin countries and one Germanic, the supreme head of the Catholic Church, and the administrative machinery of his hierarchy, are facing grave problems of a political and economic, as well as spiritual, character, which may involve national and racial movements of great moment. On the 11th day of last month the French people formally consummated the separation of church and state. In Italy the temporal sovereignty of the Holy See was overthrown a generation ago. Even in Spain, hitherto the most faithful of Catholic countries, a Liberal ministry is now preparing legislation which seems likely to result in the near future in complete disestablishment. In the German Empire the ever-devoted Poles are struggling for the maintenance of their mother tongue in religious instruction in the schools and looking to Rome for support. These are some of the greatest of the problems of religion and statecraft before the venerable prelate of the Vatican. The world in general can hope nothing better than that he will be able to solve them with the diplomacy and statesmanlike success which distinguished the policies of his illustrious predecessor, Pope Leo XIII.
THE AMERICAN MONTHLY REVIEW OF REVIEWS
A Promoter of Peace.
NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1907.
THE PROGRESS OF THE WORLD.
These pages one year ago opened with the following sentence: The year 1906 dawns upon a world in which peace once more predominates." Happily a year thus begun has ended with no serious breach of international relations. President Roosevelt, who had in 1905 been instrumental in bringing the war between Russia and Japan to an end, has recently been awarded, at the hands of the Norwegian authorities, the prize of $40,000, arising from the Nobel fund, which is conferred upon the person who has in the previous year rendered the greatest service to the cause of peace. Mr. Roosevelt announced last month that he would give the sum of money thus granted to him as the nucleus of a fund to be held by trustees at Washington and used for the advancement of the cause of industrial peace. One of the President's greatest achievements was the ending of the anthracite coal strike in 1902, and he proposes to use the Nobel prize for the promotion of industrial harmony in a general way and the conciliation of particular difficulties in moments of emergency. This is a work similar to that which has been carried on with a high degree of success by the National Civic Federation, of which Mr. Oscar Straus, who has now gone into the President's cabinet as Secretary of Commerce and Labor, is one of the ruling spirits. Doubtless some plan can be devised under which the Civic Federation and the trustees of the President's fund can work in harmony with one another for so desirable an end.
Prosperity and Wages.
During the year 1906 there has, upon the whole, been maintained in this country a very high degree of practical harmony between those two
that subject a review of the labor situation for the past year, and Mr. Yarros's article will be found elsewhere in the present number of the REVIEW, under the title: "A Year's Activity of Labor Unionism." marked feature in the labor history of the season has been the advance in the wages paid to railway employees. On the one hand the business of transportation has been so prosperous that railway earnings have much increased. On the other hand there has been a general advance in the cost of living; and if this were not recognized in wage scales there would have to be some decline in those decent standards of life that American workingmen have established for themselves, and the maintenance of which is a principal rea
MR. ROOSEVELT TO NORWAY: "Delighted!!" (The
great productive factors, labor and capital. award of the Nobel peace prize.) We have secured from an able student of
From the Press (Philadelphia).
son for the organization of labor. Increases various gainful employments, there must be similar to those granted in railway em- developed such a system of education as to ployment are to be noted in a great num- add immensely to the efficiency of the child ber of other lines of industry and commerce. when, at a later age, he joins the army of the One of the President's recommendations last breadwinners. Let us repeat, then,. that the month was for an increase in the payment central fact in the school system is the teachof employees of the Government. In a coun- er, and that we cannot expect to have the try like ours, the growth of prosperity is right sort of teachers in the long run without bound to show itself in the advance of wages paying them enough to justify them in reand the increase in the payment of those garding their profession as a permanent callwhose services are rendered for salaries at fixed sums.
It is very Are Not desirable Paid Enough. that this movement for better pay should everywhere be extended to teachers. Never have the schools of this country had so important a part to play in our civilization as at the present time, and nothing else is so important about the schools as the qualification and character of the teachers. Monthly or yearly rates of payment of teachers that seemed ample 15 or 20 years ago are quite insufficient now. This is true with respect to
the public schools, (A leader in the movement to protect American
where the salaries of professors ought to
ing rather than a temporary makeshift.
ment, that is to say, the organized effort to abolish the labor of children under conditions regard
ed as harmful,-has for some years past been making very steady advancement. Laws regulating subjects of this kind have to be preceded by an agitation which creates strong public conviction. In many of the States, Massachusetts being a type and a leader, the evil of employing children in manufacturing and commerce has been recognized, and good employers have been protected from the harmful competition
of bad employers by laws which keep small children out of the mills and protect older children from the demoralization of night work. But reforms of this kind at best proceed slowly, and even where laws can be passed it is hard to keep up their enforcement. A generation or two ago, men and women worked very long hours, and children had to work, too, in order to produce enough to support the workingman's family. The growth of capital and the employment of machinery have added so much to the efficiency of labor that long hours for adults are no longer necessary, and the industr employment of children under 14 can be entirely dispensed with. To what extent this evil prevails is a matter of sharp dispute.