Clipped From The Lincoln Democrat
The Ivy from Lee's Grave. ThV disappearance of 'the ivy taken irom Robert E. Lee's grave and planted by the last graduating graduating lass of Yale on the campus by the library wall9 is due without doubt to some sectional fanatic, whj) may have really believed he was doing God arid country ser-'virft ser-'virft ser-'virft in removing it. The college f . . . 0 - , . authorities attempted to explain j the mysterious disappearance of the creeper by saying thatrelic hunters have made way with it, but if they believe this themselves they have not succeeded in pur-suading pur-suading pur-suading any one else to believe it. Nevertheless, we do not doubt that a majority of the good people of the North will frown upon this ex hibition of bigotry in refusing to allow the harmless sprig of ivy to remain unmolested. Certainly the majority of the Northern papers condemn it, and the following from the Philadelphia Record is a fair example of the light in which they View the matter : j The theft, of the Robert E. Lee ivy from its bed near one of the walls of Yale University, where it was only recently planted by the graduating class of '96, has probably probably been the work of a bigot in- in- X 3 f ' '- '- J 1 SLeuu ui a mere vauuai ot curius. Such a climax to the unhappy controversy controversy over the original acceptance acceptance of the ivy is nothing short of disgraceful. One may question the strict appropriateness of such an ivy among the old elms 6i New Haven;. yet, since the Southern members of the - class carried the day ;bn their proposition to plant it, the ivy should have been left to flourish to that green old age when such deeds of narrow-minded narrow-minded narrow-minded rancor rancor would be unheard ot. Yale counts many Southerners among her sons, and she would not have needed to blush for her romantic memorial of one , of the noblest Americans even if a Confederate leader who ever lived. The States are still making slow improvement in fraternity. Jet us hope. Charlotte Observer. 7 has of the The in X.