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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
Vol. XXVI I.
LINCOLN, XEUKASlvA, OUTOUEK 20, 18117.
What though the path lend drearily
O'er lonely wilds V though skies be gray?
I'll tunc my harp and cheerily
Go singing on my way.
My harp still sings or southern grace
While through the northern isles I stray;
My heart yearns for one lovelit face
Long, long, so long away.
Now, boys, let nie give you some fatherly
advice. Of course I know that you're going
to have great fun tomorrow night. You've
been wry quiet about it, but I know all the
'fiVW 3011 have back there in the shed, and an; binoking cigarette and talking so quietly
I've heard you talking nights after you went that von hardly know they are there. I5v
A crowd of little boys are sitting on a fence
under the electric light. They arc swinging
their black stockinged legs meditatively.
They are very quiet, very. They jump down
now and then apparently to dare each other
to some feat of arms. And then they get up
on the fence again and knock their feet to
gether as they swing them vigorously. They
grow very quiet for little boys. Then like a
Hash they are up and off. tearing down the
street, yelling like a pack of Coinnche war
riors. J wonder what small boy deviltry they
are up to. anyway.
A crowd of big boys are lying on the grass
under another lamp-post not far away. Thev
to bed, for the last two weeks. Well, have
all the fun you can but don't have .too much.
And just to help you out, I'll tell you a few
things you may do if you have time. You
know 4old Griggs" sidewalk down on the
the corner needs to be taken up very badly.
Then there's old Ilaggerly's front fence in an
outrageous condition, and her "dawg" don't
bile if you don't get near him. She herself
would enjoy seeing one of your pumpkin
horrible' very greatly I'm sure. Then
there are some half dozen cows in the neigh
borhood that don't have much fun in life.
and by thoy slip softly away.
In the morning J find my sidewalks gone
and my piled up kindling wood strewn all
over the neighborhood. And J do not know
whether that has any connection with the
crowd of little boys or the crowd of big boys,
but I have my suspicions.
Mr. Thomas Donne the founder of Dpaue
college at Crete, died at his home in Town
send, Vt last Friday.
.1. A. .Sargent writes from Moulcllo, Wis.:
Thev would help you wonderfnlly to make a "Tle JIbsi'bkian is a better paper than it
noise. Ifyou have any time to 'spare before ever was before," and yet Joe always did
the moon comes out there's Podcboosky's think that the uwi'icuiax Juki no rival in be-
back yard where the gipscy women said the "g wlmt a Lniversily papas should be.
money was hidden. You might dig holes
there. Why, you might put all your lime
in there: it is great fun to dig hoi cm when you
don't have to. And then you might get a big
pile of money, Uo. Anyhow enjoy yourselves.
I wiw young once and know just how you
The Professor of American history has
added a enMc prize of $10.00 to the silver med
al which is given to the writer of the best
paper in the local contest on The Principles
Fought for in the American devolution."
There is also a gold medal, valued at $200,
foci. Only, mind, you don't monkey with given for 1 lie best paper 111 the national eou
inu sidewalk. test.
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