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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
Sight on the Pacific Const.
Every one who has tho time visits tho
magnificent Palace Hotel in thu evening.
As you outer the Bust Avenue the sight is
perfectly dazzling. Rofore you are bun
druds of gas jots, sending forth peculiar
and beautifying light. Lot it lie known
thai thu Palace is built, in the shape of a
hollow square. The com I inside is pnved
with tine sandstone. At one end of the
court are chairs, where the gentlemen of
the house smoke theii fragrant Havanas,
undisturbed by feminine chatter. On stal
ed evenings these chairs arc occupied by
fine musicians, whose music refreshes the
gaily dressed promenaders on the balco
nies above. Your attention is called
upward, and you look up, up, seven high
stories, and see each of the pillars which
support the balconies, crowned with an
elegantly carved urn filled with llowers
such as only California boasts. Hut the
before we succeed in raising it from the
table, it is so heavy, it is worth $1000.
Surely if one's curiosity is ever exposed
it is in this place, for we burn our faces
almost to a blister, looking at the boiling
ore, and exhaust our strength trying to lift
the heavy bricks. We see trucks full of
silver bricks from the Consolidated Vir
ginia Mine, hero. Next we go into a room
half filled with cauldrons of boiling water.
Here the tallow (which is used to make
the silver run mote easily through the
rolling mills) is washed off. Next is the j
cutting room, where the long bars nrc cut
into the round shape in which we see
them. The way we run around and peer
into every possible place must amuse our
guide, but lie only shrugs his shoulders,
(a way the Californians have of showing
We go through a long hall into a room,
which, after the noise of machinery, seems
so quiet that the gentlemen instinctively
light soon wearies us, and we turn into 'remove their liatB. Here are ladies weigh
ing the gold designed for twenty dollar
pieces: this work is done willi wonderful
rapidity. The ladies receive a large sala
ry. About fifty are employed in this por
tion of the business.
On our way to the stamping room we
one of the paved halls and enter the
This room is entirely furnished witli a
strange combination of maple wood and
scarlet velvet, and the floor is covered
with a velvet carpet. The walls arc
"Sappho was about the first woman
who struck a lyre. '"In o ly have been
other women as able n- herself, but the
lyres were scarce." Sappho could have
struck a heap of them in Congress assem
"How had you the audacity, .John,"
said a Scottish laird to his servant, "to go
and tell some people that I was a mean
fellow and no gentleman V" "Na, nn, sir,"
was the candid answer, "you'll no catch
me at the like o' that. I have kept my
thoughts to myseP." Ex.
There have been some radical changes
in the last century. A hundred years ago
they kissed a lady's hand; now they kiss
her lips. It took a hundred years to get
from her hand to her mouth, but we never
fell that the time was misspent. Ex.
Svfiu A company of boys playing
.nn for: "I'll bet my whole pil'tl"
'.;): "I call you show up.'"
Junior: "A straight!"
Sopft, excited : "so have I and two
seven spots Ex.
"Ah me," sighed (lie lone grocer out in
Sac city, sitting down on the cracker bar
rel. "So Stewart's gone! and there's only
adorned with fine paintings, one of which jpass the ladies' lunch room, where hot tea ! Arnold S: Constable, and Claflin, and two
is a copy of Pierre A. Col's "Spriug."
The case of the grand piano is of maple
wood instead of rosewood. A little far
ther on, you look through immense glass
doors into the dining room, which, al
though very large, is yet too small to seat
the many boarders. Each table is fur
nished with the finest of silver, and in
each of the daintily cut, glnss tumbler8
(not goblels) is the name Palace, beautiful
ly etched. Millinery, dress-making, yes,
and even gents' clothing-establishments
arc in the building, so that the boarders
and coffee wait the noontime. We onto1 or t,ll'(,(! ,n01l! ol ,ls k'n- AI'. well! ah,
the stamping room, and, (our guide know- well I" And he rose and tied a piece of
ing thai we were lately from the East, and c,'l ,0 "' door-knob. Ex.
therefore nut thieves, had forgotten the j Prof: Grammar class stand tip and
chains,) in our desire to "see more," wo
recite. Timms, parse girls. Timms:
gel too near the bushels of money, and get , Girls is a particular noun, of the lovely
gently pushed back for our hastiness, and ' gender, lively person, and double number,
are obliged to watcli the interesting pro- J kissing mood, in the immediate tense, and
cess from a distance. The machine that ! in the expectation case to matrimony, ac
stamps the twenty dollar pieces, turns out ' cording to general rule. Ex.
Siu,uuu k ininu.o, out inline oi us taking a . -A physician was lcoturinirlatclv on the
ignorance of people about their own com
plaints, and said that a ladv once asked
force equal to one hundred and seventy
five Ions' pressure to stamp each one: Op.
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m .! Kumpcm-u ... wivu uiu noose lor , posuc uic slumping room is llic counting ),, wial his next lecture was to he upon,
nnytlimg. room, and you may be sure no visitors can and being told, "the circulation of iho
Ue leave the Palace and go to the L S. .enter this room. As we were passing a ' blood." replied that she should ecrlain'y
Mint, on Fifth St. This largo building is , pile of bossed money, the guide said, "It ,u.nd, for she had been troubled with
oi sionc, aim notning mil mo tloors ami , lias olten occurred to me how little people Un.i enmnlnini for h Imi.M.m.. A.
can realize the size of $1,000,000. Whv ; v .... 11 . . . ..".
. ., , i. , . . . '-. . A North Adams heathen Chinee thus
.....im...... ...K.- neuy.s,.N uays- steady HrUM,, ,, K,
work to turn it out, and would take thirtv , i ,.,,...
i ( if(
the rail of the balusters are of wood. On
the bronze doorknob are the scales of .Jus
tice. We are received by an elderly gen
tlcmuii who says, "Please register your
names," which proceeding unint be gone
through with before we can continue our
four through the house. The furniture of
the reception room is of walnut and cane,
and the letters U. S. are on every article in
the room; in fact, so often is it brought to
view that we feel more than ever the im.
portance of their meaning. Our guide
leads us down stairs, through the buzzing
of machinery till we are fairly deafened.
Then we enter a room so warm, that for a
moment we are almost suffocated. This
is one of the silver melting rooms. Oh!
the grimmy, sooty workmen, one can
hardly believe them human; yet what
could wo do without them. Each work
man wears two pairs of gloves, and the
rapidity with which these are put on and
taken oil' is a wonder. The floor is cov.
crcd with a movable iron grat'tig, aild by
this moans all the fallen bits of ore may be
collected. Here the melted silver is poured
from the red hot crucible, that is only a
little larger than those you have in your
own laboratory, into lite moulds which are
dropped into cold water, and soon the
ingots are turned out, placed on a rolling
table and pushed into the straightening
room. Now we go into the gold melting
room. On one of the little tables is a
block of gold which we are told to pick
up. It is three inches long, two inches
wide and one inch thick, and we try twice
famed "Maiy and her
Was gal named Mol had lain,
Flea all saniee white as snow.
Evly place Mol gal walkee,
Haa, baa, hoppeo long too. Ex.
Srfnc Preparatory Department.
Prof: (severely) I observed some young
carta to carry it away." We took u
brcatb ami left the establishment. After
passing through this place, one can not
suppress a thrill of pride when lie thinks;
that, in a measure, this is his, he has!
helped to make it what it is, and has the i
resnonsibilitv of keeninir it wlu.i it u !
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Yes, we Americans can well be proud of """" """ ',nK " -ach
our American Institutions and govern -' ot,",r' l 0Mm "', lo ,,K' collt'kr(J- lr
inent. hong may they stand! S.uvv. were s"h,s to t',loK('-,iml "M eli
' j things as this going on I should run.
THE LOCAL AT WOHK AMONG OUR J'r"l'" """ "'""' WIiibIi way. Proles
Examiner (divine of the old school):
After the oyster supper, on lhe20th a, "' " instance of benevolence and de
junior tlianksgivingly exclaimed: "Oh! the siK" "wl i Iho native productions of a
magnanimous utility of the pusillanimous i 8l,l;ll"td soil." Vitmliihite: "The growth
in bpain and Portugal of the cork tree, co.
incident with that of iho vinos yielding
iwii I tiiiil wliiiri-f " A'....., ..j... ..tr i
lady by asking for a chair on which he ' , '" '"""" , , " '.
.I. i is ,i- ,. . . Indeed, sir. I inisl you will ivc i. he a
might place his eolloo. On being asked bishop." AV
the reason, he replied, "The coffee was so
weak I thought it needed rosl."- ! A ,OVt sIc,i "d0"1. ' writing to his
! sweetheart, thought that to nntkc n 1.ntim
-Boarder: "What largo chickens these ', impression on her ho ought lo write some
i ' , poetry. After wasting f'.nir nr tlvi. uiiiu
Landlady: "Yes, chickens are larger; of paper in iho vain on.hmvm- i !.,.
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uniii mey uscu 10 oe. ion years ago we
could'nt get chickens as large as these.
Hoarder: (with an innocent air) "No I
suppose not; these must have grown a
great deal in that time."
Landlady looks us though she had been
to rival the happiest efforts of Shakespeare:
Airy, faille Idn Ann,
Flirting nil thu Ito.vs mIiu van;
When I k lior tr hIic lovt'M nu
Tlu'ii hIic nists liur Iicntl ubme mu,
Ami won't nil mo how hIhi lovcx mi':
Oli, roguish little I.ln Ann.
Vent ml Collerfun.
A gentle, meek-eyed Indiana girl at
Vassar College, writes to her parents:
"This is the most stylish hair-pin of u
boarding scltool I ever tumbled to. I can
eat four limesa day, if I want lo, and get a
fair hack at tho hash every time." Ex.
A New Orleans paper says: "Men are
the salt of the earth, women are the sugar.
Salt is a necessity, sugar is a luxury; vic
ious men are the saltpeter; hard, stern
men are the rock salt; nice family men
are the table salt; pretty girls are the fine,
white sugar; old maids are the brown
sugar; good natured matrons are the loaf
sugar, and young men are tho loafers."
A rather old pompous fellow was din
ing with a country family, when the lady
of the house desired the servant to lake
away the dish containing the fowl, which
word she pronounced as fool, as is not tin
oommon in Scotland. "1 presume, madam,
yon mean fowl," said the prig, in a reprov.
ing lone. "Very well," said the lady, a
little nettled, "be it so; take away the fowl
and let the fool remain." Jlx.
Qt'KKit Namks. The following are giv
en in a recently-published work onEng.
lisli surnames, as specimens of the old Pu
ritans in England, about tho year 1(158.
They are taken from a jury list in Sussex
county, and cannot fail localise a smile in
our days: Fnint-nol Hewitt, Seok-wisdom
Wood, Hedcemed Compton, Accepted
Trevor, God-reward Smart, Makepeace
Heaton, llo-courteous Colo, Repentance
Airs. Rot urn Spelinan, Ivillsin Pimple,
Fly.dobato Roberts, He-faithful Sinner,
Hope for Rending, Weep-not Hillings.
Elected M itched, Fight-thc-good-fight-of-faith
White. Stand-fast-on-higJi Stringer,
Searcli-tho Scriptures Morton, Tho Peace-
Juniors are now
A certain student astonished his laud-
something Hint would be a balm to hoi
hearl, something that would console her
during his absence, ho produced the fol
lowing, which he houvli ugly showed to his
roommate, and asked him if he did not
think he possessed talent thai' would ena
ble him one day. after fully developing if
studying electricity, and one of their
number has made the assertion that, under
favorable conditions, an elect rle spark
will pas from one person to another; at
'east if a fellow should he alone with a
pretty girl, and should approximate his
lips to hers, a sharp sound like the snap
of an electric spark may bo quite fro
quently heard. Now this is an assertion
which should not be taken on more hear,
say, hut every seeker after truth should
satisfy himself on tho question. It is
perhaps pertinent to remark, that one
essential condition is that gentle quality
of tho mind which distinguished Hurkis.
If there is one thing sweeter, snugger
squeezer, kisser, hugger, limn another in
this world of love and sunshine, it is
going to a college mixed. Smiles, sugar
and soothing-sirup, serenades and sad'
ncw, study nothing, go among 'em, every,
thing. The old fashion of "going it
alone" is played nut for the belter one of
"going it double." Some may take their
education "straight," hut as for :ne, "give
me 'mix,' or give me nothing."
Of all the institutions which a fast age
There is nothing that compares with a
college thai is mixed. S imptoninii.
"Fact, fact, fact, I assure you." Acta
Count us in.
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