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Government on this subject." HIS HATRED FOLLOWS THE DEAD. Rev, TTTlteliell DeiiounceB Yale Seniors for Selecting Clusft Ivy front Gen. R. IS. Lec'a Grave. (Special to The World.) NEW HAVEN, June 22.—Not since the memorable utterance of Mrs. Poteat, comparing Yale to the region of heat, has there been such a stirring up at,the university as exists to-day over an expression expression made by the Rev. Joseph Twitchell, of Hartford, In his address at the dedication of the Woolsey statue this afternoon. Dr. Twitchell was describing the patriotism patriotism of President Woolsey. He said: "He was a Union man, heart and soul, an4 it would make this bronze statue avert its head were he to know that the graduating class of Yale was about to plant on the walla of a building on the campus an ivy from the grave of Gen, Robert B. 'Lee. Gen. Lee was a good man, but he was loyal to an infamous cause." These'words .fell like a thunderbolt upon the audience. The graduating class obtained its ivy planted to-day from Gen. Lee's grave. Immediately at the close of Dr. Twitchell'B address his utterance was repeated all over the campus. . . One of the seniors said: "We were offered offered the ivy In a spirit of reconciliation reconciliation and accepted It in the same spirit. Hundreds of Southern men have come to Yale, and the acceptance of the ivy was In. the kindliest spirit." Had the condemnatory words come from almost any other man they would 1 not have received attention. But Dr. Twitchell holds a position among Yale alumni second only to that of Chauncey M. Depew. Among his supporters is the Rev. Dr. Newman Smyth, New Haven's "Dr. Parkhurst," who says: I was amazed when I read that the committee had. seleceted this ivy. Dr. Twitchell voices the sentiment of all the older graduates." The committee discussed a proposition proposition to change the Ivy. They decided not to do so, and the ivy was planted this,,,,afternoon with 1 the usual ceremonies. ceremonies. Some of those who were graduated graduated about the war period are said to have expressed an intention of tearing up the ivy to-night. The seniors will have a guard at the spot and such an attempt will mean fight. -na •» a

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  1. The World,
  2. 23 Jun 1896, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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