70 THE REVIEW
We are upon the day of corporation sensations and exposures, Presi-
dent Roosevelt being master of ceremonies. Successively he has grid-
ironed the Standard Oil Company, the railroads, the coal companies, the
insurance companies, the postoffice contractors, and now comes the packing
house revelations of filth, disease and graft too loathesome for the normal
stomach to stand.
Mr. Roosevelt is accused of carrying out Mr. Bryan's policies, and re-
cently Mr. Bryan has loomed up for the succession to the Presidency, to
carry out these policies in his own person. It is probable that unless Mr.
Roosevelt runs against Mr. Bryan, the latter will be elected. In the mean-
time, clean up.
Prof. W. T. Vernon was confirmed as Register of the Treasury in
June, and, after the closing of Western University, was sworn in. He is
now signing money, it is presumed.
The trustees of Western University did not permit him to sever his
connection with the school, but made Professor French, of Sedalia, Mo.,
acting president, it being understood that, on the expiration of his term
as Register, Dr. Vernon will return to his old place. It is a most unusual
compliment, but the service he has rendered the school justifies it in the
opinion of the Bishop and trustee Board.
Bishop I. B. Scott, M. E. missionary bishop to Africa, associated with
Bishop Hartzell in that work, arrived in this country last April after an ab-
sence of two years. He has been spending the time at home in Nashville
and visiting scenes of his activities when he was the editor of the South-
Bishop Scott has fulfilled the highest expectations of his friends as an
executive and representative ecclesiastic since his elevation. His field pros-
pers and his genial presence is half success even before he brings into play
a rare judgment that has never failed him in delicate or difficult situations.