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no personal acquaintance with Mayor Phelan or with any of the
Democratic managers, nor any particular interest in their
plans. There are countless grave dangers behind the anti-
Chinese agitation, but what he said was neither extreme nor
revolutionary. Dr. Ross presented the usual protectionist ar-
gument for the preservation of an American scale of living. I
doubt the soundness of this argument, but most public men are
influenced by it. The same view has been lately developed by
Justice Brewer and by Senator Bard.

In any case, Dr. Ross had nothing whatever in common with
the anti-Chinese agitators. He has always been strenuously
opposed to Socialism as well as to Anarchism; and he is totally
opposed to the methods of violence by which the labor organiza-
tions are trying to carry their point.

At the University Dr. Ross has been a constant source of
strength. He is one of the best teachers, always just, moder-
ate and fair. He is beloved by his students and has risen
steadily in the estimation of his colleagues, some of whom were
pretty hard upon him four years ago.

In the times of trouble in the University he has been most
Loyal, accepting extra work and all kinds of embarrassments
without a word of complaint. The sickness of Dr. Warner, the
failure of Dr. Clark, and the sudden departure of Dr. Powers,
left him on each of three years with half the work of another
man in addition to his own. But he took this uncomplainingly

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