Education: The Great Trial

The pens and tongues of contumely were arrested. Mocking mouths were shut. Even righteous protestation hushed its clamor, as when, having striven manfully in single combat, a high-helmed champion is stricken by Jove's bolt and the two snarling armies stand at sudden gaze, astonished and bereft a moment of their rancor.

The death of William Jennings Bryan furnished Tennessee's anti-Evolution case with a climax. In the trial itself (TIME, July 6 et seq.), there was no climax. Judge Raulston, having denied the defense an injunction against Teacher...

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