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knowing, and moro ethics than Plato, a long
sight, and moro black art than the dovil
himself. You know moro than any man 1
over saw, moro good and moro evil. You
could do a neater job with a knife and a
piece of bono than any man in civilization,
and you got away with moro Smoke than
any yaller man I ever saw. You were not
a bad fellow Yung, but your heart has boon
dead these last six thousand years, and it was
better for your carcass to follow suit.,'
He went out and got the finest lacqured
coffin in 'Frisco and ho put old Yung inside
with a pound of rice and his pipe and a
pound of the best opium in the market.
Then he nailed him up singing: "Ibimvs,
Ibimus, Utcumque praecedes,sii,pernum, Car
pere iter comites parati" softly as ho ham
He took the body to the graveyard where
the Chinamen went through the rites. Then
they loaded Yung on an outbound-steamer.
Next day Ponter stood on the docks and
watched her plowing her way toward the
Celestial shore. W. Catiier.
ON UNIVER8ITY JOURNALISM.
One must touch lightly, if at all critically, upon
University journalism, especially when one writes
for the University Journal itself. Yet a single
thought or suggestion may not come amiss.
The time and attention given to journalism at
the University is not necessarily wasted or mis
spent. The work has a distinctive educational
value which cannot be lightly set aside. That
there may be a choice between this form of educa
tional work and its results and some other forms
that are available to the students is true. But if
the choice be wisely made and as wisely sustained,
there is every reason to expect thoroughly good
Whether a student expects to continue in the
journalistic work or not, there are certain charac
teristics which he should strive to cultivate, and
certain qualities which he should endeavor to ex
press. Possibly, the most important of these
are candor and fairness in the treatment ot his
fellows. That a student-journalist will endeavor
o be truthful and to present only the facts, goes
without saying. The University world is too
small, in spite of its size, for any other course to
be profitably pursued or safely pursued even if
one looks no higher. But the cultivation of a
judicial temper, by which is nleant the spirit which
undertakes to consider all phases of a question
and to present these in an unbiased, all-around
way, is not always so easy, nor so general. Yet
this is precisely the time and the place for the
development of this spirit. If we cannot believe
now in the rightful purpose and sincere intent
and honest effort of our associates, we will never
have that faith in our feliow-men which alone
makes life succensful and living endurable. If a
generously tolerant spirit is not possible in student
life, then there is little hope for it elsewhere.
This does not mean less sturdy adherence to
principle or less vigorous presentation of personal
opinions. A good fighter and a successful one,
feels and manifests patience, courtesy and respect;
patience with opponents who are even trying to
think about the matter in question, courtesy in
presenting his own opinion and in criticising the
opinions or actions of others, respect for all honest
souls, even though they be weak souls. Con
tempt has no place in a true heart. Contempt
never madet a friend, never brought over a cus
tomer, never secured a client, never changed a
vote, never won a victory. Contempt is weak
ness; wholesome respect is strength.
A well-known corporation attorney once said
to a younger member of the bar : " You can never
become a great lawyer until you honestly believe
every opponent to be an unmitigated scoundrel."
But a far greater and more successful advocate
gave as the secret of his success, " I have treated
opposing counsel with unfailing respect even
when it was difficult to do this." It is easy to be
flippant, and sarcasm and irony are weapons al
ways close at hand. A wise Journalist will use
either very sparingly Time and place cannot be
more favorable for the cultivation of this kind of
wisdom, than youth and University Halls.
AL UMNIAND FORMER STUDENTS.
Miss Una Morning has left school and is teach
ing at Alma, Nebraska.
'88. Chas. S. Lobinger, now practicing law
in Omaha, visited Lincoln recently.
'92. Miss Lura Stockton spent the holidays
at her home in Lincoln. She is still teaching at
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