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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
clean stampede.", suddenly rang out on
"Put for the buttel" cried Dlcgo, as he
nt u glance saw Unit the main herd hnd
broken out jf the corral, and that the cat
tle were rushing furiously over the prni
ile to nobody knew where.
Dr. Manttr was left alone. Being a re
ully brave man his sudden release was
more of a shock to him than his former
danger had been, since his relief was so
completely t surprise. With a tervent
Thank God," he rode slowly back to the
hotel, where, after exchanging salutations
with Dr. Wardlaw,the only resident phys
ieian of the town besides himself, and the
landlord, he ivtircd to his room.
Why. Ztintu, give us your hand, my
boy. Where on earth have you sprung
from? Going out on the prairie after
buffalo When do you leturn to college V
and how are they all at home?" exclaim
etl Dr. Mauler, as lie warmly greeted his
nephew, Gilbert Van Zandt, whom he
met in the dining room, as he entered al
"Very well, very well indeed, uncle
Drexel. I sprang from a chair in the din.
big room of the Tokoma hotel, and have
just returned from a scientific exploring
expedition in western Kansas, I forgot 1
wasn't out of the state yet; also I shall
leave here to morrow, as I have but four
days of vacation left. They are all well
at home, and turn a deaf ear to the maim,
ed, the halt, and the blind; but whatever
you do, pray don't ask me more than one
question at a time, uncle."
" Well I'll repent, and do so no more."
" Now that it's my turn to ask a ques
tion, I'd like to know if you have had
any trouble on account of your philan.
hropio plans "
" Indeed I have, Zante," and here the
Doctor gave his nephew a full account of
his narrow escape.
Upon my soul! they must be a perfect
set of devils. "Worse than the Mexicans
for even they won't shoot a man just for
"lie fun of it."
'They are indeed, that's a fact. But
yet, I firmly believe that the little temper
nice societv, and the twoSundav schools
that I have started out here, have already
done some good. I have all the married
vomen in town, that's precious few, the
notary, blacksmith, and shoemaker in the
society. The notary does not exactly be
'onir to the total abstinence list, but he is
a good man and a worker too. I tried to
get one of our 'home missionaries, out
ieie but did not succeed. So we meet at
the notary's ofllce on Sunday, where he
reads his psalms, prayers etc. I hate
formality but there's a good deal in the
nrayers one don't see at first."
" I don't believe that we give the .Epis
copalians half the credit, for real solid
religion, that we ought to, uncle They
don't s'.'eni to fly to extremes, as a great
many others do the world in general
hasn't much of a chance to laugh at their
""Well, I don't know much about it
" By the way, uncle, do you remember
how everlastingly" "uncle Godfrey would
go on about 'grandfather's wild goose
chase in the souJi-west'J"
"As if it were but yesterday."
"That's what led me to go out we?t this
summer, just to see if I couldn't strike
upon a rich ruby field, as Pierson did."
"It seems you didn't strike much,
"One can't do worse tlmn fail anjhow.
It's late. I guoso I'd better go to bed
now, I'm very tired."
" But now, Zante, that you have begun
the subject, I have something very impor
hint to tell you. It is this: Fifteen years
ago yonr grandfather went down into
what is now known as Arizona, with poor
Grover's ill-fated party, to the ruby fields.
You have heard something of this before,
so I'll just get to the point as soon a's
possible. Well, they were marvelouslv
successful, collecting precious stones by
the hundreds, that were worth as many
dollars apiece. After all their good for
tune was but short-lived. The whole par
ty was cut to pieces al Grover's butte.
Two men excepted, your grandfather and
old Pierson. The latter reached New Or
leans after three years wanderings, and
the few jewels that he still retained made
him a wealthy man. Your grandfather,
on the other hand, had with great difficul
ty made his way to the Neosho with his
treasure intact. Are you sure, Zante,
there's no one within hearing?
Oh ! fatal precaution ! For just as Kel
ly, the landlord, had come to the door,
with candles to 'light them' to their re
spectivc rooms, his attention was arrested
by Dr. Mauter's remark. "Eh! so tin-
natty cold water Doc' hez been a crib
bing some un's tin, and don't keer ecrhev
ary tin hark to't when he's a splitting to
Ms green paid. Some un is dropin fur a
leak though, you bet. Mebbe it's wutli
soincthin. Mauter, Van Zandt and Kelly
won't swim on the bottom.", said the sa
gacious Kelly to himself, as he stood lis--ening
in breathless suspense.
" Of course not, uncle. Pray go on."
" When he had I Iheught I he'ard a
" I didn't, and I'm anxious to hear the
"Well, then, when he had reached the
Neosho, he discovered that he was track,
ed by a party of Chcquas Indians, so he
made for the Lamar trail, swimming and
wading up stream for about two miles, to
elude pursuit, before he followed the trail.
Fearing capture, however, he deposited
his precious burden in the hollow of an
old elm, fastening an old horseshoe, that
he had with him, over the hollow. He
then kept on his way northwards, finally
reaching Ft. Leavenworth, where lie took
the boat to Cincinnati, and from thence
the stage convoyed him directly to his
own door. On hi-deathbed, to ease me
concerning the rather partial .listribution
of the property, he revealed to me this se
cret. And he said that he had been in
tending to return to the Neosho and re
cover his treasure. Now all this time
that I have seemed to be following my
profession I have peen in realitv search
inu for my inheritance. I happened on
it in this way : Last week, as I wa hun
ting Jn the timber, I suddenly came upon
an old elm with a Mexican horseshoe
fastened to the trunk, just over a hollow.
It is almost needless to add that I have
the jewels with me now -they are in the
padding of my vest. I guess it must be
bed-time; it is past nine o'clock. I'll
call for the lights, they usually bring them
Kelley responded to the call with truly
commendable alacrity, and showed the
gentlemen to their rooms. About three
o'clock in the morning Dr. 3Iantr -was
called for by a dirty little urchin, who
said that an old woman was 'ying and
bad eent for him. Dr. Manter hastily
obeyed the summons and galloped oil".
Just as he reined up at the bridge his
horse was seized by a dozen hands and in
the next moment he lay senseless on the
ground. The body waa stripped of its
clothing, and a large stone fastened to the
feet. A few seconds more, thcro waa a
dull plunge, and the cold, silent river
flowed on as before. The wind wailed
weirdly through the trees a gleam of
lightening and darkness ruled alone,
(to bo continued.)
Several of the students have joined the
Good Templars. Truly, the world is ad
The innocent Freshmen have changed
the Bible proverb so as to read "Out of the
abundance of the stomach the mouth
Mrs. DeGolyer has placed in Society
Hall a magnificent painting, worth about
thirteen hundred dollars. The societies
appreciate the favor. Volantc.
Student, (translating the Greek) "And
devils also came out of 11111113', crying out
and saying Professor will you translate
this?" And the Professor was so cruel
as to bid him resume his seat. Ex.
The Stephens College Ghuplet Columbia,
Mo. Monthly, likes the College Journal
and the College Journal likes the Stephens
College Chuplct. The Chaplet, of a sere and
yellowish tint in April, blushes In pink
the month previous. College Journal.
Talk of the Wesleyan Sophs, "embrac
ing four ladies," one of the Ifnicerxiti
Herald editors (blush modest Syracuse!)
went through Vassar college and came
out with the following report: "Vassar '74
numbers 42; average weight 120 lbs.
height ." feet four inches uga 21 years.
It appears that at Vassar College there
is one day in the week, called "Onion
The "Chronicle" and tho "Index" in
dulged in a lively cat fight in tho last
numbers of their respective journals; and
the question for consideration Is, can it
be, that the critic of the "Chronicle" is 11
It is said by tho "Tyro", that when tho
young ladies return to that Institute,
there is a universal opening of eyes at the
gorgeous display of silks, flowers, jewels,
laces, and so on ad infinitum ; and these
innumerable articles are, so the girls say,
actually essential to their happiness.
The "Owl" has again perched itself
away up on the tree of theology and when
last heard hooting, was replying to an ar
ticle in the "Central Collegian" on tho
"Plural Origin of Mankind "; however,
both articles were very well written, and
evinced some thought.
The "Heckling College Register" for
August is on our table. It exhibits an
utter disregard for capital letteis when
used for emphasis. In an article entitled
"Servility," the reckless use of capital
letters causes it to assume a very curiou.s
The following sketch, taken from the
North Platte EnterprUe, portrays the man
ner in which Mr. McBroom, one of tho
students of the University, who has been
conducting a United States survey ju tho
northern part of the state, and Hobbiu.s
Little, a student, also engaged in the
expedition, have been "recreating" dur
ing the summer vacation :
We met Mr. McBroom w ho, with Mr.
Hull has been in charge of a surveying
outfit which left this city about the "lOtii
of July and who have been surveying iu
township 25 to 28, range 2.") to 211, about
ninety miles east 01 our city.
Broom came in with his men, about four
teen in number, on last evening, in an al
most famishiiiir condition. 'I hoy report
Day" on which all the ladies indulge in ' that their provisions gave out nearly two
raw onions, as a health promoter. It re- weeks ago, since which lime they have
quires upwards of fifteen bushels of this, Zym
high-toned esculent to go around. secure with their guns. They started for
According to this, matters must have this city several days since with their
reached a -cry sis" (crisis) at Vassar.- j teams, instruments, etc., tor the purpose
of securing additional supplies, but when
We have received a call from Mr. Ho
mer Stull, city editor of the Herald. Mr.
; Stull has lately acquired proficiency in
i the use of the German language, and so
1 closely has he attached himself to its
I study that beer and cheese constitute a
comfortable portion of his daily meals.
I He contemplates 0011 purchasing a pipe.
about half wav thev were compelled to
abandon their wagons and instruments, an
their horses gave out for want of suffi
cient food, the grass being too sparce in
the sand hills to afford enough for their
teams. The wagons and instruments, and
one animal unable to travel, were left
about half way between the Loup and
Dismal rivers.'imd the men proceeded to
this citv for succor. A number of tho
men were very sick from diarrhea brought
on from calmer fresh meat raw
,..1...u f.jl Htwl fi it.i.(iri Mr f 'Tfrwmt
College JJay,tH Hipon lias suspended, u becured hCVeral teams; Mr. Gammiel
No teason was given, but we suspect it ,f Frontier County, Mr. H. C. Colburn of
'was from lack of funds. We can but ad-1 this city, and others who have kindly
! s.. .w.rJ;ct.nt etrinrif. ...fiinst the proffeicd their teams to go alter the ouU
mire its persistent struggle against tic ll(.fl,at,ieHliI1(, hU,H. Messrs. McBroom
fates, ami regret the loss of our sprightly Jm, HulJ (j!(j nol COniiiletfe their surveys
exchange. It was conscious to the last, , hy two or three days' work, but were forc-
nn.i ,... tn itwlftith throes ivii still, likii ed to stop for the reasons stated above.
1 ,,........ :,.,.,.,. .ui. .1... is,,..ri,, , We congratulate the gentlemen compos-
.u:uui, ... te "" the surveviiiL' outfit, on their narrow
'charms of youth
1 throes was still, iikc eci 10 siop ior mu ich k;
with the HtnriiiL-i We congratulate the gentlemen
with the "nfccriiifc . thcu rvfc.j ,, outi, on their
Aimd the last glim- Ucanc from starvation.
merings of its editorial existence there
; flashed forth the following:
The editor eat in bU office one day.
And talked to himeeif in a fnrione way.
He scattered bin paper, and nibbled bla pen,
And eeerned jnt aa mad a any wet ben.
I have It at liat," at iMt cried be,
I bare it lad, aa yon ebail eee."
80 be invented a machine tbat tamed with a
It wrote mulc aa aweat aa the weetett of vo-
But it did not, it would not, it could not write
We doubt not the gentlemen will re
turn to the University with a keen relish,
for pork and beans, if not for study.
Luther Kuhlman is teaching school al
Mies Allie Sweet is teaching achool
out near Juniata.
'74. F. P. Hurd of Tccumseh paid us
a pleasant visit this week.
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