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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 21, 1902)
Nov. ai, 190a.
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Miss Washington's Case.
After vain efforts to keep it quiet
the fact has at last leaked out that
Miss Portia "Washington, daughter of
Booker T. Washington, the great col
ored educator, has failed to pass her
examinations for her second year at
Wellesley college, and is now a student
at Bradford ucademy.
The faculty at Wellesley will have
nothing to say ahout the matter beyond
.. the mere fact that Mis3 Washington
was not proficient in her nusic, hut
among the girls opinions are expressed
Despite a deal of newspaper talk to
the effect that Miss Washington was
heartily welcomed by her co-students
"'and made much' ofr'the" fact is that tho
- college was- divided into factions over
her. Southern girls, of whom there
are' a good many at Wellesley, abso
lutely refused to associate with her.
and these were upheld by many others.
A good many northern girls, how
ever, "took up"" Miss Washington, in-
' viteij her to all their little sociables,
called on her, and were friendly with
her in every way.
The feeling about Miss Washington
soon developed a hostile feeling be-
? tween her supporters and her non-supporters,
and considerable unpleasant
ness was the result. Tho question of
the girl's personality entered but lit
tle into this little race war. As far as
that was concerned, she was found to
,,00 accomplished and refined in ev
ery way and quite unostentatious.
Miss Washington proved to be a
thorn in the flesh to the faculty, how
ever, on account of the newspaper no
. toriety which she gained. Articles
signed by her and interviews on her
reception at the college did not meet
with the approval of her teachers. The
faculty, however, insist that the ques
tion of color had nothing to do with
tLe failure of the young woman to
enter Wellesley for a second year.
In music, of which she has made a
particular study, Miss Washington
failed to take the necessary work. She
-has all tho negro love of melody, and
practiced two hours a day regularly
while at Wellesley. This was her
specialty, and she was preparing her
self, for a teacher.
At Wellesley, although there are
many who will sincerely miss the
- quiet girl, there is a general feeling of
peace after storm, and there is no
longer a strained feeling among the
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Farmer' Stebbins Sees Football
While walkin' up the village street, a-
flghtin' there I see
Some twenty fellers, more or lees, as
fierce as fierce could be!
'Twas in a medder nigh to where tho
college late was built,
An' not a proper place for blood to he
So, very peaceable inclined, an al'ays
I thought, "I'll try what may bo done
to regulate tho fuss."
My goodness, how them fellers fit!
they'd punch each other there
Like hungry cattle when the frost Is
nibblin' through the air!
An one would pick up something quick,
an' run off, fit to kill,
With several others chasln him, as
chickens sometimes will;
Then if he on his stomach fell, there
right in his distress
They'd pounce upon 'him, hard an'
square, a dozen, more or. less.
An' when my eyes untangled 'em, an
glanced 'em through an' o'er,
To my surprise I found I'd seen full
half of 'em before!
Young Caleb Stubbs, who once was
raised across the road from me,
But I had never thought, before, would
hurt an ailin flea;
An Joseph Minks, who's al'ays fit
whene'er he had a chance,
Was now as gay an' muck to home as
Frenchmen at a dance;
An' Thomas Tutts, who's beln taught
so he himself can teach;
An' Samuel Strapp, who's trainin' so's
to have a call to preach;
An' Peter Pills, who'll some day strive
to euro the world, no doubt,
Was strivin' hard, apparently, to kill
an' wipe 'em out;
An' several others all appealed to do
what death they could,
From whom I'd al'ays looked for
things a thousan' times as good.
An' what still t deeper troubled me, a
lot o' folks' near by
Didn t seem to care to hold 'em back,
an' wouldn't even try;
But sprt o tolled to help It on, an'
make a fightin' din;
An' even girls would grit their teeth
an holler "Boys, go in!"
An' then I says, "Them fellers all ap
pear in Death's employ;
If there's an undertaker here, he's
sheddin' tears of joy."
An' terrified at what they'd done, an'
m what they meant to do,
I struggled hard to recollect a Riot Act
But naught appeared that I could reach
on memory's cluttered shelf,
An so I had, as one might say, to mnke
one up myself.
I wildly rushed Into their midst, an'
yelled with all my might,
"See here, now, boys, this school
wan't built to teach you how to
But still they all kep' on their way, as
fierce as fierce could be,
An' none of 'em was blessed with sense
to listen unto me;
But while I still upneld the right, In
words I won't repeat,
Th' apparent cause of all their fuss
rolled plump betwixt my feet!
An' then such bulletin' amidst the
angry waves of strife,
I never yet had come across in all my
I've sported in a skatin'-rink, an'
uelped to dust the floor;
I've served as driftwood in the waves
of Jersey's stormy shore;
I've clutched a tall tobtoggan-slide, the
while my cheek did, blanch.
Then, lettin' go, relucUntly became an
I've entered cars on Brooklyn Bridge
'twixt five an' six o'clock;
Bat these was only zephyr breaths be
side an earthquake shock!
They jumbled, me, they tumbled mo,
one several fellers deep,
Uatll I gave up every sense an' feebly
Aa' when I woke, and mildly asked If
all my bones was thoro.
No one contigious seemed to know, or
specially to care;
But several fellers, with their face all
Diactt an' blue an' red,
Jumped up an' down, a-wavin' ban's,
ana snoutin', "We're ahead!"
"Now, who's ahead 7" says I, when I
a listenln' ear could find;
"Whoever 'tis, hero's one old fool
that's soveral rods behind!
Why are you studyln' carnage here
what Is this all about?"
An' then thoy hollered, "Football, Dad
we've gone an cleaned 'cm out!"
Whereat I says, "If this is what you
call a friendly game,
Heaven shield me from your courtesies
an' help mo dodge tho same!"
Then everybody laughed an' joked, re-
Jolcln' in such crimes,
An' said. "Old man, tho trouble is,
you're 'way behind the times!"
An' then I said, "All right! I'll keep
behind 'em. If you pleaso;
'Hind anything, to shield me from such
goln's on as these;
An' when I'm anxious suddenly from
this world to escape,
I'll go an' dance on dynamite, an' do it
up in shape!"
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The New England town meeting is
over a source of anecdote, and one
that may bear repftatlng comes from
Wellesley, Mass., noted for a college
anil, until his recent death, for one
Flagg was town clerk, historian and
the traditional wit of town meeting.
At oae of these March gatherings the
management of tho poor farm was un
der criticism, and some one had made
hold to defend the superintendent,
Hoblnson by name, who was charged
with being intolerably lazy.
Flagg listened intently, then cleared
his th.tat and thus addressed the
chair: "Mr. Moderator, our friend who
has taken his seat Is an eloquent gent,
and there may be sorao truth In his
remarks. But, Mr. Moderator, In my
opinion, a pair of paper taps on tho
solas- of Brother Robinson's shoes
would outwear a leather patch on tho
seat of his trousers."
And Solomon Flagg carried the day.
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