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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
with the ordinary rtuliea of tlit- day, and
nroceeded to celebrate the birthday of
"Washington. At 10 A. M. the school wilt.
,.,.iIih1 iiiiniiiiiT in Normal Mull: Prof.
Wil-on In thi' chair.
prayer by Dr. Freeman.
Extract from Washington's farewell ad
dress, read by .J. H. Piper.
Instrumental music general mixture
of patriotic songs in which "Yankee
Doodle" seemed to be most prominent.
Short address by Prof Wilson.
Muie Star Spangled Haulier.
The day we celebrate, by Prof. Wilson.
Hcsponsoby II. M. Dressier.
1 would givo all the toasts and re
bponsosin full, but it would occupy too
much space; so 1 will content myself
with Mr. Dresslcr's, which was as fol-
- "This is au occasion of which wc may
be proud, marking, as it docs, one of Hie
greatest epochs in the history of our mi.
tion the birth of Washington. One bun-
No rcsponso on account of thc'slckness
of the editor, Mr V. H. Palmer.
To Trunk K. It., by J. P.A.Hlaek.
Response by Hcv. L. F. Hritt.
Preparatory School to Normal, by Mr.
Response by Miss E. L. Parker.
"C grade" Preparatory to "fourth year"
Normal, by Irwin Hall.
Response by Miss A. E. Daily.
Pliiloniatheau Society to Everett, by
Response by Miss Hreg.
To Hoarding Hall, by Mr. F. M. Hull.
Response by Miss Peubody.
To District School, by Miss Logan.
Response by Nettle Culbortson.
were all good, abounding in wit and hu
To Gymnastic Class, by W. IC. Loof&c.
Response by class, exercise in "rings."
School to Teachers, by Miss Hell.
Response by each of the teachers.
Music solo and chorus "A Thousand
Years my own Columbia."
The day was enjoyed by all and will be
Friday, Feb. '20, wo received a call
from the -'State Editorial Association" on
its way from Hrownville to Lincoln. They
reached the school about 10 A. M. and re
mained about an hour, then left for their
destination. The Association through
Dr. Williuins expressed themselves as
highly pleased with the appearance of the
school. We felt quite honored by the
call, and only regretted that they could
not remain longer.
The New Scriptures.
Arcm'tUny to Tymhtll, Hurley, Spencer dinl j
Da r win. i
dred and forty three years have passed ( the su.iject of many fond recollections.
since that event; and out of the chaos of
that uge, a mighty nation has sprung,
manifesting in eacli step of its develop,
ment, the lofty spirit or liberty and right,
infused into the germ by the noble exam,
pie of Washington.
It is not necessary on this occasion to
recount the signal virtues and services
which make his memory the pride and
pleasure of forty millions of grateful
hearts. Sulllec it to say that in his char
acter, we realize our ideal of the hero
Enjoying, us we do, the blessings of a
free government vouchsafed to us through
the heroic aclieivments and patriotism of
.Washington, we, in return, can erect no
prouder monument to his memory than
bv renewing the Hume of gratitude in
our hearts by publicly and unitedly dedi
cating this day to hU memory. Since the
birth of Washington great changes have
been wrought, not onh in this country,
but throughout the world; and Washing,
ton himself has been the principal agent.
The Humes of liberty kindled by him up.
on our shores, have spanned the ocean,
and today hold sway over empires and
The voluntary outpouring of public
feeling mude today throughout the land,
in the public temples, in the tumily circle,
among all ages and both sexes, bespeak
grateful hearts, and a freshened recollec
tion of the virtues of tha Father of his
country; and it will continue so, us long
.us public virtue is in itself an objc:t of
rcgaid. The youth of America will hold
up to themselves the bright model of
"Washington's example, and study to be
what they behold.
So let us pledge ourselves anew, to
maintain the eternal principles of our
Washington; and let us indulge in the
hope that our posterity may enjoy the
celebration of this annivcrsily, until the
prophetic "Thousand Years" shall bo con.
To the Board of Education, by Mr.
Response by D. C. Cole.
To State University, by I. L. Burcli.
Response by G. E. Howard, received
and read before the school, Feb. 24th.
To Nebrashi 'Teacher, by Miss L. A.
(Genesis, Chapter II.)
1. Primarily the Unknowable moved
upon cosmos and evolved. protoplasm.
2. And protoplasm was inorganic and
undifferentiated, containing all things in
potential energy; and the spirit of evolu
tion moved upon the Huid mass.
U. And the Unknowable said, Let atoms
attract; and tlieit c. intact begat light,
heat and electricity.
1. And the Unconditioned dill'ercutiated
the atoms, each after his kind; mid their
contact bega' rock, air and water.
5. And there went out a spirit of ovolu
tion from the Unconditioned, and, work
ing in protoplasm by accretion mid ab
sorption, produced the organic cell.
0. And cell, by nutrition, evolved pri
mordial .jcrm, and germ developed proto-
gene, and protogeno begat cozoon, and
eo.oon begat monad, and monad begat
7. And animaleu'e begat ephemera; then '
began creeping things to multiply on the
faoe of the earth.
8. And earthly atom in vegetable pro
toplasm begat the molecule, and thence
came all grass and every herb In the
9. And nnimulcula in the water evolved
fins, tails, claws and scales; and in the
air, wings and beaks; and oil the land
they sprouted such organs as were neccs
sary as played upon by the environment.
10. And by accretion and absorption
came the radiata und mollusca, and mol.
lusca begat articulata, and articulatu bo
11. Now thesa arc the generations of
the higher vertebratn, in the cosmic perl.
od that the Unknowable evoluled the bipe-
12. And every man of the earth while
he was yet a monkey, and the horse while
he wus u hipparlon, and thehipptirion be
fore he was au oredoii.
1!!. Out of the asoiditin came the am
phibian und begat the pentnduclylo und
the pentudactyle by inheritance and selec
tion produced the hylobate, from which
are the simiadteund all their tribes.
14. And out of the simladtu the lemur
prevailed above his fellows and produced
the platyrrhine monkey.
15. And the p'alyrrhinc begat the cat"
aniline, and the catarrhine monkey begat
the antluopoid ape, and the ape begat the
longimanous ouraug, and the ouraug be
gat the chimpanzee, and the chimpanzee
evoluled the what-is-it.
10. And the what-is-lt went into the
land of Nod and took him a wife of the
17. And in the pioccss o,f the cosmic
period were born unto them and their
children the anthropomorphic primordial
18. The homunculus, the prognuthus
the troglodyte, the autochthon, the terra
gen, these are the generations of primeval
19. And the primeval man was naked
and not ashamed, but lived in quadrunin
nous innocence, and struggled mightily
to harmonize with the environment.
20. And by inheritance und natural se
lection did he progress from the stable
und homogeneous to the complex und bet
crogencous; for the weakest died, and the
strongest grew and multiplied.
21. And man grew n thumb, for that he
had need of it, and developed capacities
22. For, behold, the swiftest men caught
the most animals, and the swiftest ani
mals got away from the most men ; where.
tore the sl.iw animals were eaten, and the i
slow men starved to death. I
2i. And as typos were differentiated,
the weaker types continually disappeared
24. And the earth was filled with vio
leuce; for man strove with man, whereby
they killed oil" the weak and foolish, and
secured the survival of the fittest.
The Old Year and the New.
"The puit Iiiih gone l)oj ond recall.
The prer-ent will not day
While moment, like flake that full.
In Mlencc mult awaj.
Cuu we fort-cant the future here.
So that tha world nhall thrive.
And wo hu proud of the happy year,
Or Eighteen Seventy Five?"
How merrily ring out the bells on the
clear frosty air, peal after peal, chime after
chime, hailing the birth of a fair new year,
Iresh Irom the hands of God. How gladly
is it welcomed with its unseen joys and ,
sorrows, crowding fast upon that of the de
parted one. Departed ? Yes, gone not to
return, and with it many a golden oppor
tunity und chance for improvement are bur
ied in the past. Why need we wish to
speed the wing of the old your in its flight?
True it bus been said, "Let tho dead past
bury ilu dead;" but not so. By recalling
und pondering the past, wo muy shun
many of ito errors, and better improve the
moments, so precious, of the new year.
We must not forget that this same year that
bus passed away, onco presented to our
view the same rose-tinted future, bearing on
Its pinions bright thoughts of hopu and
success, in which aelf was ever mingled as
the hero of our dreams.
In imagination we were tarried far "be
yond the scenes of reality, mid pit-lured to
our minds such a golden future! Thc-rv
air seemed laden with low. sweet music
and our friend were nil tried and true
pure and noble. Hut time, with its ii(.(.r.
censing current, bearing all on it.s emiNc
moved on und on. und Hit curtain of futn
ity slowly, but surely raised, and duih re.
venled tojiis life's stern duties, which 'mum
be bravely met.
Our dreams fade; our hopes fall thick
and fust. And now, although the new u-nr
Is welcomed so joyously, there Is to Us
somcthingof sadness mingled with the joy.
As we look around, we mis.s some friendly
bund, and many loving faces. They are
gone from us out into the great Unknown.
Some in the spring-time of life, others in
that harvest time, when white locks and
tottering steps tell so plainly" The sands
of life arc almost run." Yet this is not nil
sud, for our loved ones are only gone be
fore. Not so with the old year ; us the mel.
odies of the new year are wafted nearer and
nearer, tilling all the air with its joyous,
happy music, far away in the dintnnccl
borne on the evening breezes, wc hear the
low, mournful requiem of the departed one.
" Is there no crape for the old vear dead
no (earful eyes, no brow of care, no weeds
about her head V" Yes, old year, T mourn
for you, my heart shall wear crape, for I
loved you well, and yuu are dead. I will
keep you still fresh in my memory, I will
count over the joys, the sorrows, and
changes through which you and 1 have
passed, once again, before I lay you away
to rest with your mates in the long silence
Hut the new year is here. Its work, its
joys, its sorrows are pressing upon us, and
though we are inclined to Hoat into en
chanted dreamland as of yore, we must not
spend it.s moments in idle dreams be thev
ever so beautiful and golden; but strive to
make this year one ol purer motives and
nobler acts, remembering
" Life Ih real ! Life In eriirt '"
Hint wc are not to Hit among the joys, like
butterflies among the flowers, bill to act in
this great drama, life.
Who can tell how many will have gone
out from our eirele to life's great work,
with hearts determined to overcome teniu
tntions und trials, and to rise to a nobler,
truer manhood; or how many will have
gone rom us to be overcome by the snares
of the tempter, when Time with his sickle
has gathered all these bright hours to give
place to 187(5. p, , jj
The peculiar condition of the atmos
phere for the past few weeks bus caused
the blood of a number or the students to
boil, and many have seemed to forget
that none but dogs and cats should quar
rel. The Inst Vol. of the Btudknt com.
menced in February, 1874, at which timo
many began their subscriptions. The
year, is now up and we hope their sub.
scriptlons will be renewed.
The Hoard of Hegents, at their Into
special meeting, appropriated one bun
dred dollars, to be applied in payment of
the indebtedness of the Hesi-khian as
sociation for materinl purchased at the
time the paper was enlarged. We, of
course, appreciate their liberality, and
shall endeavor to make our paper worthy
of their patronage. We are still some
what in dobt for current expenses, but
have hopes of putting the paper on a pay
ing basis by the summer holidays.
Wfrf $ $
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