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In January, 1903, the San Francisco Examiner had an editorial asking-the Legislature for an appropriation of money for the University of California.
A GIFT GREATER THAN THE MONEY ASKED FOR IN THE NEWSPAPER WOULD BE KNOWLEDGE:
That, until an institution that has done injustice, has undone it, and, in so far as it can, sets matters right, no money obtained, either from poor or rich, can give to it aid.
AND, MORE VALUABLE THAN THE MONEY ASKED FOR, WOULD BE THIS KNOWLEDGE:
That an institution, making two men Professors Emeritus in it, one of them one who had never been wronged by it, but the other, one so appointed years after having been removed without any charge preferred or cause assigned against him, from the head of one of its departments, that, after making both of these men professors Emeritus, one attending all the time and the other part of the time thereafter its faculty meetings, and ready to serve when asked pays, to the one who attended part of the time, compensation for his time, and to the other, who regularly attended, dragging himself there, although the hand of death was already laid upon him, nothing whatever for the long period of his attendance, cannot, while it continues to hold this model of conduct of its governors aloft for the eyes of its pupils to look upon, escape from the certain fate of which the teachers imported by it from other States, either at its head or in its-departments, ought to be able to inform them.
AND MORE THAN HONEY IS THE GIFT OF THIS KNOWLEDGE WORTH.
That, until justice has first been done by it, no other high knowledge will come out of any man teaching in it—knowledge that, beneath the assaults that, In the future, will be brought against it, will not fall, but can, immovable, stand.
The San Francisco Examiner having, in its editorial on January 6, 1903, asked for the State University money from the Legislature of California, is selected as the journal in connection with which to make the foregoing comment, because since the days of Iscariot, no set of men have done a fouler wrong than did it, or such as were back of it, when they got from a judge such a charge, and a jury such a verdict, as was in their favor, in a proceeding which the author of this, in order that what is here said, might be stated, had taken against it.
Afterwards, Judas did this that causes men to be forgiven: he openly confessed his guilt, and put as far as he could from him all the advantages that had come from his act, and any man who has oppressed, or ruler whose hirelings are oppressing and making war upon the seemingly weak, may now, if he will do as much, in the way of restoration, as did he, and as courageously acknowledge his guilt, be also forgiven. He, however, had manhood that led him to do even more than this, for his remorse he also established.
And the abhorrent and horrid infamy of the Examiner spreads to every journal in the combination of papers held in trust, not for his own uses, owned by the editor and publisher of it.
The author has been asked in what manner what is in this book has been written, and his answer is, that it has been by direction of that intelligence which builds the universe, by direction of a power that is above rulers and all judges who have held the goodwill of the apparently strong at the cost of the seeming destruction of the innocent; and that what the writer of this has heard from that intelligence he has written. And others, who know that intelligence, will also know whether his statements are true.