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great deal of good, economically speaking, fir his country
The influence of which has hecu marked in later times.
Now then, was Silesia sicicd for personal motives? There
is, undoubtedly, a question here. Frederick's pretense in get
ting hold of Silesia was that it was his according to a treaty
made in the sixteenth century. According to the modern way
of thinking Frederick, certainly, had no moral right to make
such a claim, but taking into consideration his times and the
princes with whom he often came in contact it is not surprising
that Frederick acted as he did. Indeed it would be surprising
if he had acted in any other manner. Austria had possession
of Silesia and perhaps rightfully. What had been the position
of Austria towards Prussia? She had assumed the position of
lord and master ovcj her, was very domineering ami would
show no good will towards her whatever, but, all this time,
she expectca Prussia to do everything in her power for Austria.
Tins fact alone would, at that time, have been almost sufficient
to cause Prussia to go to war with Austria. Again, the terri
tory of Silesia was very desirable. The soil was fertile, but
the people had been misgoverned, hence the land, to a great
extent, had lain idle. When we take into consideration the
stimulus given to agriculture, the manufactures founded, and
the religious toleration practiced by Frederck, we have good
reason to believe that it was not altogether selfishness that
prompted Frederick the Great to siczc Silesia; but that he
really had the good of the country in mind when he made the
conquest. If the writer of the article in the Herald would
estimate the character of Frederick the Great according to the
lime in which he lived, if he would compare Frederick with
the rulers that he associated with, Maria Theresa herself for
example, he would gain a more correct idea of the character
of this great man. The article on the whole is well written
but it docs not conform to history in some of the statements
Again from that sarcastic sanctum of sage sayings has come
another roar, but this time the roar of the lion is as the bellow
ing of a calf or the bleating of a sheep. The exchange editor
of the Niagara Index has opened his mouth and there his
flowed therefrom a superfluous amount of ungovernable gush.
In what he thought to be a sarcastic manner he has told what
proves to be the truth. Listen to the warble of the crow.
"That college journalism is not worthy of a rank in current
literature is a slur that can no longer be hurled in the face of
college scribes. Literature has at last reached its culmination,
and that too in a college journal. 'Every well informed per
son knows' that we refer to none other than The Hkstkaian
that beacon of wisdom and literary enlightenment that is
hoisted semi-monthly on the roof of the University of
Nebraska." O, wise and witty saying of a child! We always
had a suspicion that Tub Hesperian would sometime attain
all that the above quotation implies. Our suspicions have
been verified quicker than we expected. What is surprising is
that the exchange editor of the Niagara Index should be the
first one to admit and inform us of the fact. Wc have known
for some time that the aspirations of this cx-cditor have been
to raise his paper to the height which The Hesperian has
attained. He has frequently made us he subject of attacks
that were like the croak of the tree toad, loud but not danger
ous. From this fact we have rightly inferred that wc were
looked upon as the most formidable check to the success of
the editor's high aspirations. Knowing the utterly insignifi
cant and child-like inability of the exchange man's writings to
effect The Hesperian in the least, we have allowed them to
hit against our coat of mail, giving us a pleasing sensation
before they glanced off harmlessly and were gone forever to
be forgotten. This aspiring editor has perhaps, at last, come
J to realize his real condition and has concluded to give credit
where credit is due. Wc do not wish to discourage this
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womu-DC-CMiior nccausc nc nas noi iuuy realized nu me grand
hopes, brilliant ideas, and over-reaching aspirations that have
been running in his head for lo these many years. There are
perhaps some real marks of genius in him. He has not shown
many of them yet, but, undoubtedly, time will do a great deal
for him. When he emerges from that period of babyhood in
which he now is, into the childhood period in which he says
our comment editor is now living, his ideas will be enlarged,
and he will be better able to take up the responsibilities that
necessarily belong to one that has reached that stage in life.
Where is the joint debate?
Come to the benefit concert.
The benefit con:crt, December 4.
Mr. Lehmer has a music class at Syracuse.
E. M. Pollard ate turkey with Harry Barber.
Talbot and Thomas were unong the missing.
Regent Burnham visited the university last Friday.
Rev. Ludden conducted chapel exercises last week;
C. M. Skiles went home last Friday to see his mother.
Pike Chapman rode his wheel to Omaha last Wednesday.
U. G. Cornell made a business trip to Falls City last
Only fifteen pages of French for the juniors the next
Miss Lewis entertained a company of six Thanksgiving
A silver dollar was the price the boys paid for turkey at
November 19, 115 students were at work in the chemical
The wind will no longer whistle through Clement's
Ask Barber about the little black eyed girl. He says she's
Mr. Gerrard and Mr. Tefit dined together at the home of
Paul Colson went to his home at Fremont after the Omaha
Helvie's sphygmograph operates rather slowly so the
The Misses Gray went home to spend Thanksgiving day
Thirty-eight out of forty-four freshies flunked in trig, imi
A special program will be given by the Delian girls,
December II. '
Professor Fulmer had a number of his students take din
ner with him.
Mrs. Canfield entertained nearly a score of students
Messrs. Ewin and Coleman took Thanksgiving dinner
with Attorney Collins.
Roscoe Pound succumbed to the inevitable, and went to
Omaha to yell for the U. of N.
Messrs. Almy, Haughton, Stroman, Cameron, and Shafer
tasted mother's Thanksgiving dinner.
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