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THE HESPERIAN ST UDEN T.
QUITE TOO too; utterly utter.
If I were Anglo-Saxon,
And you were Japanese,
We'd study storks together,
Pluck out thi peacock' feather,
And lenn our languid becks on
Tho Miflcst of settees
If I wcro Anglo-Saxon,
And you were Japanese.
If you wcro Dello-Uruscan,
And I wcro A.-Morcfquc,
We'd mako our limbs look less In
Artistic folds and drees In
What onco were tunics Tuscan
In Dante's days grotesque
If Jon &crc(DcllACrutcaV
And I were V-Morefquo.
If I were n mock Pompclnn,
And you Hclgravcn Greek,
We'd glide 'mid gaping vandals,
LIko shades In Tartarean,
Dim way remote and bleak
If I wcro inock Pompclan,
And you Uclgravcn Greek.
If 1 were what's "cousuinmato,"
And you were quite "too too,"
Twonld bo our lil Dorado
To havo n yellow dndo,
Onr happiness to hum at
A teapot painted blue
If I wcro what's "cousuinmato"
And you wcro quite "loo too."
If you were what "intense" is,
And I were like "decay,"
We'd mutely muse, or mutter
In terms distinctly utter,
And And out what the tcneu Is
Of tho esthetic lay
1 If yu wcup what "Intone'' is
And I were liko "decaj."
If you wore wan, my lady,
And I, your lover, weired,
We'd sit und wink for homo
At languid Illy How ere,
Till, lain ofull thing fady.
Wo ialntly disappeared!
If yon were wan, my lady,
And I, your luuir, wuirud.
passing from the Cliuich to the State,
which thus fur seems to be the most efll
cicnt agent. The control of the Slate
comes into rightful exercise of authority
over the education of every human being
entitled to the privileges and protection
of the Stale. The age nt which the Slate
may interfere is a secondary and alter
consideration. Education of a voluntary
character can never be supplied to th
gteat masses on any individual or nsso.
ciatcd plan. Some object to state education
because forced payments taken from
other classes, places the working class
under an obligation. But why should a
ita.v, for tlin e.ficntion of ihc children of
the laboring classes, be more likely to
create a feeling of obligation toward the
tax payers than would nccessnrily exist in
any other case of taxation for the support
of the State? Labor in nil departments,
vorking as a unit, ptoduces a reservior of
wealth. This reservoir is leisure, In which
we are all interested to the extent of our
natural wants. In the production of Ibis
common capital the laborer is an essenliul
clement. Without it the reservoir would
leak, and so it is Hint all classes are
required to swell this common reservoir.
If any one class is lei t out in the cold, the
whole is affected, or as our poet nicely
"In Nat tiro's chain, whatever link you strike,
Tenth or tun thousandth, breaks the chalnallko."
This is the order of society, related from
savagery to Hs highest conditions. A tax:
for education viewed from another stand
point might be very well regarded as n
police regulation; an action on the part
of the State in applying it to the produc
tion of ignorance, the worst of foes to n
fiee people, must be viewed as n vital step
towards securing public safety.
STATE EDUCATION A NECESSITY
JJMiIlE slate, we claim, must conlrol the
JlVt education which is its life ami soul.
It certainly seems sad to us, as a nation,
that so many thousands who will have the
destinies of this country in their bands
arc likely to be launched into nclive life
before legislation bteps in to give us (lie
advantages whlcli Iho children of oilier
countries have. We daily hear of the
ignorance of Ihe working classes. Every
year Congress meets to provide remedies
for this ignorance: ignorance of the laws
of health; ignorance of the objects of
labor, of its laws; and finally, ignorance
of everything which is useful to know.
To remedy this, we claim that it is a
necessity that some power should control
the educational intereMs of the Stale.
The Cloister, Church and Slate, have at
different stages presented their peculiar
claims to wield l!io scepter of cducatior
This control Is in civilized countriej
THE Y. M. C. A. WORK IN
N examining the last report (the 24lh)
of the Intel national Convention of
Hie Young Men's Christian Association,
held at Cleveland, Ohio, wc were forci
bly impressed with the Importance of
Assoulation work in our colleges. We
learn from the report of Mr. S. D. Wis
hard, the International College Secretary,
that there are one hundred and twenty
associations in active operation in col
leges tu twenty.fceven slates, two provinces
and the District of Columbia. One hund
red and fourteen report a total member,
ship of five thousand, nine hundred and
eighty-two students. (Six non. reporting.)
All conduct regular prayer meetings;
forty eight have Bib e Clusses, and about
eleven hundred have professed Christ
during the past year. In summing up the
results of the work, he says: "xtevivalsof
religion have occurred in many colleges,
us a direct result of association work."
Mr. Wisltard, since the last Biennial Con.
vcnlion, has visited eighty-five colleges
and universities and formed sixty-six
associations among them. At the Cleve
land convention forty.one colleges and
univcrs'lics in the United Slates and Brit
ish Provinces were represented by eighty
three delegates. There ate also reported
twenty eight corresponding members
from colleges in the U. S., including scv.
cral stile institutions, and prominent
colleges as Yale, Harvard, Michigan Uni
versity, Kentucky University, Stale Uni
versity of Indiana, Cornell University, N
Y., Univcrjity of Tcncsapeh. ' '
JUr. IS. iSrowii, stale secretary tu Illinois v
in addressing the convention nnllic dutie il
tC tlin of.ifo cnnrntnvii dill 4T clftlllil Cfiv "I
let Inn. gain the colleges. Tht college
work is the key to the whole slue work.
Let me gain the colleges and have in
them Associations filled with the spirit of
work and love for the Master, aid I have
little fear but that lite whole slide will be
won to this work. These college boys, as
they leave the college halls, go out into
numerous communities, and tlcy go car.
rying with them the Association idea and
the need in their heatts for Association
Prof. Frost, of Obciliu College, says.,
''It seems tu me that every argument that
cau be used to show that this work ought
to be carried on nmonf young men ou
the raiJjflmlrou,UMj UmStTfi iWtmrvi'tfsTitfp,
the counting room, the store, applies
with triple force to young men in col
leges." We might add much more of this
gentleman's testimony in favor of Asso
ciation work in colleges, had we time and
space were allowed us.
Ilev. J. O. Barrows, of Constantinople
Tuakey, Prof Win. Libby, Jr., of Prince
ton College, Albert B. Hart, of Harvard
College, John G. Cecil, M. D., of Louis
ville, Ky., and several ethers, prominent
as workers and eminent us scholars, made
addresses on the importance of Associ.
ution work among college studentn, and
the good everywhere accomplished
through these means. A delegate from
Olivet College, said: "Two years ago we
had a icvivul in our college of 300 stu
dents, under lead of the Young Men's
Christian Association, and almost all tho
300 became professing Christians.
Y. M. C. A.
Take your Horace, Virgil or Xenophon
from its shelf and find in it the exact
literal expression lor some of our "slang"
phrases. Xenophon says In Attic Greek
that a certain general did not wish to "give
himself away" (Anabasis. Book 1, apodi
aomietc), Virgil makes Neptune U 11 the
winds that they may "throw themselves"
(jEneld, B. I, gejacUt et seq.) and I was
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