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" Vestigia Nulla Rktiiokhi m."
broad fields ami the ltiborcrs arc few. No
waller what may be your position or abil.
itics, there is something for you to do and
tir which you will be licit responsible.
If you nro not a statesman loyal and
trne. anxious to have peace and good will
nisi, working to secure less drawing of
mrty lines and more of that generosity of
jnrit which shall unite the best men of
tvery party in every good cause, if you
arc Jiot u philosopher solving the prob
lems of the day, or a writer using your
rcwly pea to defend the weak, protect in
nocence, and punish the guilty, you are
perhaps a teacher, whose duty it is to in-
still iiito the minds of the youth true prin
ciples of true living; you are at any rate a
slmlent hi ing, if you are young, the foun
ilntioii of a future career, which, as you
will, can he a success or a failure.
Sec to it that the edges aie securely
bnuml so that there may be no ravelling
out in nfter years, for us " the twig is bent
the tree's inclined." Have only smooth
evenly bound edges, completely protec
ting the interior, and your work will bo
ell clone, your life a success. Above all
ou are an American with the responsibil
ities which conic only to the citizen of a
great republic. Here must be concentra
ted your talents, and perseverance; your
integrity, and your patriotism. Our
country is fraying out at its edges: its
Western edge and its southern edge espec
ially have long needed rebinding. The
trouble in these quarters has existed too
long already. We would not deny to the
fed man his lawful rights, but he must
learn Hint his avenging hands arc not to
lie lifted against the homes and possess
ions of innocent people. The colored
people of the south must be protected in
their enfranchisement, and no slave-
holiling power be allowed to wrest from
Hieiii the right of self-government. On all
Miles are earnest calls to action, the fields
'' many and broad, the work varied and
M-'veiv, stout brave hearts, guided by
'inn strong intellects, must be brought
to its labors. Do your part promptly,
cheerfully and faithfuly, and bind the
edges! M. U. F.
'VESTIGIA NULLA ItETKORSlttl.'
Upward, omvnrtl bo our watchword.
All life's journey through,
"All advancing, no stops backward,"
Upward, onward from fair childhood
To youth's f-prlii-tlmu bright,
"No step- backward" moving ever
Forward, In the right.
From gay youth, to old age.hoary.
Harvest time or lift!,
Let us earnest be, and thoughtful,
In the strife of good with evil.
Labor with a will:
Moving forward, never backward.
That we may fulfill,
All that In our chosen motto
Deeply hidden lie;
"No stops backward" bl-t niinepiion
Proudiy let us rise.
Noble hearted, true and tlionnhtfiil.
Helping fr'ond or foe.
Scorning 1110311110"?, lowiip, i:nodiic".
Let ns forward ro.
A. S, N-, In I'arbr (uarliiii.
Perhaps there is no betlei example of
what persistent, untiring energy and stendy
work will accomplish, than Professor
Asnph Hall, the discoverer of the Moons
of Mars, lie began life as a carpenter,
and with but little education. Ho mar
ried a school-mistress, who taught him
mathematics, and so rapidly did he pro
ress in his studies, that at twenty five he
became an assistant in the Harvard Obser-
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the Naval Observatory at Washington,
and in 1878 he was promoted to a Profes
sorship. On the night -.111.0 11.11 01.VU
cust he llrst saw Mar's attendants. J Ins
discovery has given him a name among
the first rank of Astronomers
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