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UAWEllSKTY F .YKIill.lSIi.l.
Lincoln, Nkh., Fkuuuauy 1, 1881.
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Listen my friends to n Senior's strange lay
Ami how It happened thai lie one titty
Thought of making thu llrst cssjy
Of wilting n ditty, song or verse
Something smart or witty or terse.
Hut notice how miserably hud ho futlud
because on tin naknown sea ho fulled.
"Please may I see you to the seance S"
The girls Insisted It) Interpret thu glance
Of thu bashful .voitths us they matlu thuiradvnnce.
Hut heie iu private I'd have you know
That these same parties don't always do so.
It's only when Seniors with Seniors do plead
That this method of asking Is'apt to succeed.
Thu reasons are those: through thick and thin,
From the time we sinmuicrcd 1 am, was, have been1
lu every battle o'er warfare's din,
Thovolcu of a brother, a sister was heard,.
And so without stretching it may lie Inferred
'I hat our mutual desires and wishes are known,
That thu girlH old not need to ramble al ne.
Well, as I said or mount losny,
To the seance we betook our way
To witness thu spoil's strungu display.
Twus la thu mo.t dismal pint ol town
Hack la an alloy, vv huro nil thu way dnwii
Nat a hit or a slip of a sidewalk was laid.
Were we, ah? You would have been afraid.
Moreoer the autumn winds itistlcd thu leave"
And the nioou's gluislly light played around thu
"All things are possible to him Unit hultuvos,"
One uttered In solemn scrlptuaal tone.
1 shuddered ami trembled. 4lut more 1 own
As wu went mi, the dark shadows grew,
An toward the ghastly place wo drew.
The maiden at my sldj was brave
And although I am nut her slave,
n. simple statement fair and safe
Is, that I liked her simplu ways,
Devoid of all this splilt crime,
Ami that new utrciiglh her words Inspired
So that new courage I acquired.
The philosophic school she claims
To be Iter own, hur w unlit her alms.
Her very presence u'uu it seems
Inspired all vvlt'i hope and trust
And wu woiitor tis do wu must.
And now within the garden gate
Subjected to thu whims of fate.
The floor waft ope'd. A haggard face
In whoso expression one tiould trace
A union with another race,
Appeared, and with it myetlo look
(Such as are seen In hooks)
And with Kit still mom mystic sign
Hudu us he welcomu at thu nhrlnes.
Closely cuuwded like flocks of sheep
Thu youths and maldoiu together would keep.
When with a voice niiioroiiH ami deep,
Thu mandate came fo.th to form a ring
So that thu Spirits some message might bring.
"Thia was essential," thu conjurer said,
"For a communion hot weun living and dead."
TlniH wo obeyed. Thu tablu around
About half pnit tun, tho class could ho found,
Anxiously waiting, being spell-bound,
Anxiously waiting, not daring to breathe.
Nothing was heard but some chattering teeth.
Then wu were told to sing some refrains
To quiet our souls and soothe our brains.
Seniors who never In Chapel have sun;;,
Senior who would just as soon have been hung
As to acknowlcgc, "a cong might be wrung
From their faint brcasti," wero there and Bang,
'Till from the night tho wild echoes rang.
Sang and e en now they're npt to confess
Their voices were inorvellous and nothing less.
Tho lights being low, It did not appear
How the spirit" were fumbling the Seer;
I'esldos some cowards wero quaking with fear,
So fur a moment I could not tt II
Whether 'twa real or only a sell ;
lint some nebulous splilt seemed to duscend
Traversing the room from end to end.
And one of thu Seniors, a Mtu 'ptlbie youth,
Fell lu a deep trance, wherein forsooth
lie tpoku ami prophesied lu (termini and French
How some of the class would sit on thu bench,
How others would wield the birch and rulu
In eivill.iug some district school.
A ml others he said were m.irkudout by fatu
Swiftly to pin to some household mate.
And more and more excited they ;ot
And each one thought of his probahlu lot.
And as thu vapors more dense beuiiiie,
Our minds not being just in a lramu
To Judge of evidence, 'twas She who eulil
"We ought to go homo and go to bud."
They slipped Into their overcoats
And wrap't their scarfs about their throats
With rather more than usual haste,
(IVthaps 'twas sonuwiiHt lu bad tastu.)
They hr.ivud rhu cold and wintry blast,
And reached thulr suvural litme$ ntjjia
" ' -
THU HUSH AGITATWN.
I STORY repents itself. Once again
Erin is giving trouble ami uneasi
ness to her micro; and unless thu great
cause for disturbance is removed, she will
keep it up, at intervals forever. England
was live hundred years tit completely eon.
((tiering Ireland, and she has spent two
hundred more lu terrorizing and littnii.
Milling her. The (list period was marked
liy the causeless and forcible seizure of
Irish lands from their rightful owners by
stronger neighbors ol anollur race. Il
was marked by Internal feuds and ester,
mil wars; by miissiieres, disgraceful to
the invaders, and avenged by suviigu alio,
cities on the part of thu unlives. It was
marked by intrigue and spoliation, by
anarchy and corruption. Thu second
period was characterized by the colouiza
tiou of thu provinces by foreign land,
lords, who, without sympathy or feeling
fur their despised teiutr.try, committed
monstrosities of inhuman cruelty that
would have shamed barbarism Itself; by
tyranny and injustice, starvation mid
misery, lit every aggravated form; by
frenzied insurrection, put down by un.
reasoning and pitiless brutality, uiui fol.
lowed by lonj: stages of suffering and
degradation, silent in tho hopelessness of
despair; and all this countenanced
uye, encouraged by long continued and
Infamous legislation at tho bauds of non
resident land-owners and their prejudiced
Such lias been the history of "unhappy
Ireland;" and in the bite dispatches from
over the water we mid again of disorder;
of tenants, prevented by the threats ot
their fellows from working or paying
rent; of laudlords driven out of the
country by the menaces of the peasantry
against their lives and properly; of en
thusiatic meeting's composed of ignorant
uiui riotous people; of stirring speeches,
made by such intelligent and educated
men as Parnell and the other Irish indm
ber of the IJritUh Parliament, breathing
delbiucu and- opposition lo the exiling
English government; iu short, lo use the
words of one dispatch, "u general upris
ing throughout the whole of Ireland is
momentarily expected." That suoh u
movement is perfectly natural, or that il
lias had aiillloiont provocation, no liberty
loving American will deny, but when we
consider its object, the tactics employed
toallain il, ami the juncture ut which it
appeal's, we Ibid otifaelves unable to bo'
liuvo that the present allitudu of the Irish
people is the one best calculated to show
the justice of their claims, or to check
ami correct the misgoverninent of their
The only result iu which their action
would really by Justillud, is -thVnitlrtinonr
of their dearest amhilioii, the establish
ment of an Irish Republic. Hut. unfor
tunately for I heir hopes, such au out
come is beyond the range rf probability.
Her close proximity to England, togeth
er with the strong race prejudice of the
Celtic Irish to the Saxon English, swollen
to feiooious batted by the grluvous
wrongs tit centuries, would make her,
should she ever become independent, too
dangerous an ambush lor a foreign l'tui
to liriliiln. Hence, If on no oilier ground
than sell' protection, England ounuot a I,
foul the sepaiatlou; and the Inequality of
the two powers would certainly defeat an
armed struggle for such independonco.
II, then, this fond dream of thu Irish
traversers is so manifestly impracticable,
there would seem to have remained to
them but one wise policy, that of making
au alliance with thu new English govern
incut rather than opposing It, Why? Al
the last national llrltlsh elections no de
cided a turn was taken by the people
in favor of too Liberal party that, after
the fashion of English politics, thu whole
Conservative Cabinet, with the hattgbtv,
despotic I'cucoiiHliold at its Head, was
forced to resign; and the Liberals, under
tin leadership of (Hailstone, became thu
ruling power of thu Empire. Mot only
was tho new Prime Minister a known
fiiend of Ireland, but other prominent
members of his Cabinet, Forster, Uright,
and Chamberlain, expressed their will
iugnosB to do everything in their power
lo alleviate tho sulfering iu Ireland caused
by the recent failure of crops, mid to
assist in correcting the abuses iu the op.
pressivu laud laws. Almost as ooon as
the new Parliament bad mot, tho govern
ment introducad the "Compensation for
Disturbance Bill," which, as the name
implies, provided for the payment of 1
damages sustained to property by Eagllab,
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