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vest of evil soon awaited those who followed. The Puritans
of Massachusetts emigrated to the western continent to es
cape the restrictions placed upon their religion, and here
they became the most intolerant people on the face of the
globe. At length through the darkness came a glimmer of
light. Roger Williams lighted the torch of 'soul liberty."
He is the first man in history who seems to have thoroughly
comprehended his work. lie deserves the grateful remem
brance of every true American. Hut Rhode Island unaided
could not win America to her views. Moral support soon
came from the Catholics who settled in Maryland and made
freedom of conscience one of the fundamental principles of
the state. But the real help came from the Quakers.
The repeal of the intolerant Jaws of Massachusetts and the
decayof fanaticism is largely due to the exertions of these pe
culiar people, They were sorely persecuted, but they perse
vered and arrayed public sentiment against fanaticism and
emboldened other sects to come out on the side of religious
freedom. Uy settling and building up two states they saved
the cause of freedom in America. The two principles free
dom of conscience and political equality were two cardinal
doctrines of the sect. History has not been just to the Qua
kers. Writers, in their cflorls to palliate the offenses of the
Puritans, have slandered and misrepresented the sect that
raised the Puritans to a nobler plane of action in spite of
themselves. And the historians who grow eloquent over Pur
itan patriotism could, if they chose, find equally worthy ob
jects upon which to lavish their enthusiasm in the plain, but
true-hearted Quakers. Let history in the name of justice ac
cord them their true place. Let historians recognize the fact
that the two principles, toleration and political equality,
which have given the American character its nobility and
American institutions thejr freedom, arc largely the result of
Quaker virtues and Quaker suffering.
This was the last oration. Afteran eight hand instrumen
tal selection their degrees were conferred upon the members
of the class of '87.
Anson Hardin Bigelow, scientific.
Luke Henry Cheney, classical.
Paul Fenimore Clark, literary.
Sarah Kyle Daley, literary. ,,
Everet Henry Eddy, literary.
Elton Fulmer, scientific.
Edmund Dudley Howe, engineering.
Clark Sumner Kathan, classical.
Samuel Dickson Killen, literary.
William Spencer Perrin, literary.
Cary Sigel Polk, literary. , -
Laura Melle Roberts, classical.
Dean Tyler Smith, scientific. '. ...
Adcll Stratton, literary.
Edwin Charles Wiggenhorn, literary -
COMMENCEMENT NO TES,
Field day was a success ! ! !
Our faculty is wonderfully systematic.
Gambee, of '89, attended Commencement.
Howe's sister aud cousin spent the week here.
Dr. Billing's menagerie will be in the basement next year.
Gates, a student two' years ago, came down-from Omaha to
see old friends.
Miss Moore entertained the members of the art history class
at h'er home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Stratton were down from Omaha.
Miss Daley's mother spent the week in Lincoln.
Dean Smith goes to Alabama where his parents reside.
Clark's mother came down to see her young hopeful gradu
ate. Fulmer has accepted a lucrative position as mine assaycr in
Miss Carrie Newhouse, of Red Cloud, spent Commence
Miss Lizzie Forsyth came down to hear Dave spout and sec
Mary Jones, of '85 wa the guest of Miss Roberts during
'Hank" Lichty of '84 showed his fat jolly face around the
University last week.
Bion H. Culver, principal of Rulo schools, was in town to
help in the big time.
Ernest Holmes who has been in Kearney the last year, was
back for the gala week.
Wiggenhorn received a handsome gold watch as a gradu
ating present from his father.
J. J. Bigelow, brother of the "boys," and his wife came
fromlllinois to spend commencement.
The basement of the old building is to be fitted up with
some useful and long needed improvements.
Ftis, sitting on the fence, tatuns loudly to the moon;
Saevtts, bootjack, flying thence, finis est ofeis tune. -Ex.
Rev. Cochran, father of our music instructress, spent com
mencement week in Lincoln as the guest of the chancellor.
It was a huge chestnut to see Ev. Eddy receive a military
degree when everybody knows he never drilled a week in his
The Seniors did themselves proud bp the manner in which
they stood up at the Baccalaureate sermon. It showed their
Codding, formerly of '87, came up to help graduate his old
class. He has spent the year on a homestead in Kansas and
looks like a toujjh.
The University library will be open, until further notice, on
Thursday of each week, from 10 to 12 a. m., beginning with
Thursday, June 16th.
Our University has been quite honored by the fact that
Professor Edgren has been chosen one of the instructors and
lecturers at Chautauqua.
The procession, headed by the band, made a gorgeous ap
pearance. The clerks in the stores turned out and stared as
if it was a ten cent circus.
The base ball fever has not been confined to the boys. Cer
tain of the profs have occupied seats on the "roaster" so oft
en that it looks lost without them.
It was decidedly amusing to those who stood near when
the Bishop placed his hand on Wig's shoulder and said "We
want this man (or the Church." Since then his face is illum
ined by a saintly smile.
GET ONTP THE CIHQUE OF THE FRESHMAN ERIQUE.
A Freshman with head very wique
Smoked a pipe full of ancient pcrique;
' He grew pale as a ghost,
Leaned against a lamp post,
And collapsedwilha horrible shrique. Lampoon'