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amused lo find the principle feature of the
lust number an oration entitled, ".Man Die
Monarch I" And In their oxlravogant
praises tliey wore supremely indifferent to
llieir own sex.
The Niagara hulax is at hand wiih its
brimming budget of opprobious opithoK
With malice aforethought the exchange
editor attacks all the new papers and the
old ones get only a sprinkling of his
wrath. If the labor and time spent in
abusing the exchanges were only turned
upon the Index itself, the result would ho
beneficial for all concerned.
The painful oIlbrtH of the Dickinson Lib
eral to secure a reputation for originality
by the publication of the essay entitled,
"IJotes: Three scenes with variations" is
both ludicrous and eminently criticisable.
It was evidently written lor tragical ell'cct
by some student who is weakly imitating
the groat French dramatist, Alexander
Dumas. The J)ickinsoni editorials were
unusually poor and the locals simply exec
rable. The Liberal in our opinion de
serves criticism, as other exchanges, for
going beyond the especial province of col
lego journalism, by the publication of cur.
rent gossip after the manner tof newspa
pers. Ii may be very interesting to know
that tho 2;5rd of November is the wedding
day of King Alfonso and the Archduchess
Marie Christina; or, that the cx-Khcdivo's
breakfast and dinner service cost 01,51)0:
or, that Cctowajo had only twenty three
followers when captured. Hut all this is
very much out of place in a college paper,
which is supposed to bo largely devoted
to college litoraturo and college affairs in
Tho Gollego Videtto from Oskaloosa is
one of the poorest of our exchanges, not
withstanding the fact that their main con
tributed article was copied, and that a
Prof, is editor-in-chief. It is not, strictly
speaking, a student's paper and can scarce
ly lie said to repiesent the college proper.
The "Funny Man" could better have been
omitted, for he was any thing but funny,
and only impressed us with his stupidity
and Imbecility. Tho chief editorial, giv
ing advice to students, is worthy the at.
tenllou of us all.
The ArieV "Fragment from Dickens"
was most readable and written in a style
closoly resembling tlio great author him
soil". The editorials of iw Ariel are very
short and very discoursivo with respect to
doings at the University. The locals arc
very meagre, and considering the quality
perhaps it i3 well thoro are so few of thorn.
The Ariel devotes only a third of a col
umn to exchanges, and fills that small
space with praise.
Tho llnbart Horald for September con
tained no contributed articles and tho cd
torials which opened tho number were
many and uninteresting. Some space
was devoted to a review of a Mother
Goose exhibition, which according to the
Jferald, was the great event of tho season
In dramatic circles. The exchange noti
ces were Hat and pointless, csbecially the
would-be-witty fling at the Niagara Index.
Tho Packer Quarterly contained agrace
ful little poem in pleasing contrast to the
miserably distorted prose, callod poetry,
of many of our exchanges, and we quote
Only n cluster of punplos
Purplo nml ilowoy mid niro,
Laid with u touch of caressing.
'Mill tlio brown whvob ol'hur hair.
Slmpln tho tokon, lint never
Kloworn that wore costly mid fine,
Horn such a mosi-ago of sweetness
Itronthed Hiich u fragrance divine.
Toll mo, 0 magical panslos,
What In tho clinnn that yon hold,
That to this fanciful nialdcn,
Scorn you a treasure untold.
LiBton, O velvoty panslcs,
Stnco you will answer mo naught,
All tho raro spoil of your magic
Ltos In the charm of a thought.
TUuAsbury Monthly bears upor. its title
pago its claim to be recognized as emanat
ing from a very religious Institution.
Two of the ossays in the October number
were eminently pious and savored of the
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