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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., JUNE 13, 1883.
A cross-eyed man, who stud that ho was going to "voto
aB ho shot," had his ballot carefully rut among tho "scat
tering" by tho judicious inspector. Ex.
Anditcamoto pass, that in. thoso times tho Senior
wrotohomo to his parents: "Yon had bettor not como to
'commencement. I shall lead my class, but the town will
be so full of visitors that it will bo very uncomfortable
for you." Ex.
Our domestic wo call Mary Ann.
Sho camo from tho county Cnrran.
She, to lessen her toll
Lit tho arc with tho oil.
Now we miss hor and also tho can.
Two Freshmen in tho library discussing English lit
erature: First Fresh "Do you like Dickons' stories?"
Second Fresh "Oh I yes. Those I'vo road. Especially
'Pickwick Papers' aud 'Oliver Optic' " First Fresh
"Yes, Oliver Optic is a good hook." Ex.
There is one interesting Horn that appears regularly in
tho collcgo press. It is something about tho faculty ex
cusing tho editors of tho Bates Student from rhctoricals.
Some of our exchanges have printed it not onco but
twice. Whether this was tho result of absent-minded,
ness or of black villainy wo aro unable to say. When au
article, like tho above, has onco swung around tho oirclo
of college htoraturo it is timo to giyo it a little rest and a
chance to rccuperato before it again has to make tho
grand rounds. So wo gently suggest to our editorial
friends that a collection '00 taken up for tho faculty and
tho editors of the Bates Student, and that they bo forth
with placed upon tho retired list.
S'mo of our exchanges have issued their commence
ment number, made the annual editorial bow and lire
now in summer quarters. Wo hopo to moot thorn all
when the next college year begins, aud wo trust they will,
when they aro again published, be favored with pross
perity. The college paper is different from any other
journalistic enterprise, in consideration of its being not
so valuable now as it will bo hereafter. It is in reality
merely a compilation of tho nows, tho occurrences and
tho matters of interest which take place during tho terms
of school, and with which wo aro for tho most part ac
quainted before wo see thorn in print. Thoreforo we do
not care nearly so much for our paper, when it is brought
to us all moist from tho press, as wo will in years to como
when tho perusal of its yellowed pages will biing back
to us our college days, and reproduce for Us tho scenes
of long ago. So let ub all carefully preserve a file of tho
college journal, and let no one bo without tho numbers
issued while ho was a student and while ho was living
student's life. They will bo a treasure with which he
would not wish to part in the aftcrcourso of his life, and
as mementos of tho flays gono by thoy will bo invalu
ablo. When the Kansas Review mildly suggested that tho
Occident wob "running out of antl-fratornlty fighting ma
terial," it afforded tho latter paper au excellent opportu
nity for indulging in sarcasms ovor tho usefulness of
journals that know moro about tho business of other peo
ple than thoy do therasolvos. If our esteemed contem
porary, tho 'Review, had only waited until tho most recent
Issuo of the Occident was at hand, it would not havo laid
itsolf open to the scornful paragraphs which it contains,
since six pages of valuable spaco aro dovotcd to an anti
fraternity tract, which charges tho secret societies with
bolng tho ruin of mauy a promising young man. Per
haps thoy are, but thoy can bo blamed with this only in
a part of America's colleges. In the romainlng portion
tho greatest evil which fraternities effect is tho gradual
and certain undermining of the literary socloties. It is
acknowledged, wo believe, that almost all of tho secret
societies are mcro eating club3 and that In by far too
many of thorn liquid, as well as solid, refreshments are
indulged in. Lot each ono judge how much moro enno
bllng and rcspcctablo a club of this character is than a
regular literary society, and lot him mako his choice
Tho Morrin Oollcgo Review notices tho article entitled
"Tho Futuro of Canada," which appears in a late number
of tho HnsrEiUAN, and hugs itself because Canada is uot
desirous of annexation while tho United States is absolute
ly dying to got possession of the wealthy and populous
country north ot its boundai ies. According to tho Review
Canadians do not wish to becomo part of an Unwicldly
Nation (with largo capitals). Herbert Spencer's obscrvas
tinns on Canadlaus wcro evidences of his clear percops
tiou into character. Ho said that tho inhabitants of tho
country north of us wcro very narrow-minded and con
ceited, an.i that thoy know, in their own estimation,
every thing worth knowing save one little thing why is
tho United States today tho most prosperous nation on
earth, while Canada, although much older aud possess
ing equally fine resources, is at complete standstill and
unable to compote with its southern noighboi in any of
the things that go to mako a prosperous nation? To
outsiders, and especially to British philanthropists, Can
ada appears as afor-Zomo country and it will, no doubt,
bo much moro so when tho Duke of Albany crosses tho
pond which lattor will probably bo deferred until Mr.
Gh.Jstono retires. To toll tho truth it is prettv generally
understood that Gladstone would bo glad to establish
over tho Canadians oue of their own countrymen, and
that he is still like Doigenos searching for an honest
man. What a pity that ho can't find one, and that "tho
fair Dominion" will have to content itself with Queen
Vic's younger sons.
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