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EXCHANGE BRC-A-BRA C.
The "Hook Table" of the Hamilton Review for December
is exceptionally good.
A lady is the prize winner in the oratorical contest at uic
Ohio Weslyan University.
The Critic, December number, has no exchange depart
ment. Is the omission permanent, or only a temporary
.,.,.. e. ........:.. !. ,-,mi.-1.-nllv iood nancr. Itsedi-
lorial department is well conducted, and there is no lack ol
news in its exchange columns. It is always welcome.
At Amherst, the examination system has been entirely
-i.i:i..i nnrl n cnr!cs of written recitations given at
intervals throughout the year has been substituted.-".
The S. . S, Sun is a new high school exchange. Its
holiday number devotes two pages to a toll of the students.
Such lists may be of ir-lerest to some people, but to the
majority they arc a dreary waste oi monotonous initials and
Collcec iournalism originated at Dartmouth in 1800, with
Daniel Webster as one of the editors. In 1809 the Literary
Cabinet was started at Yale, followed shortly afterward by
the Fiona at Union, and the Harvard Lyceum. -Muhlenberg
Amherst has a senate composed of four seniois, three
,....: .... nimmnrcs and one Freshman, presided over by
the president ol the college. Matters relating to order and
decorum fall under its jurisdiction, and so far, it has been
a great success. Ex.
Vc arc more than ever struck by the inteicst being taken
among college men n general, regarding literary work, and
particularly, oratorical work. Nearly every college journa
that comes to this office deplo.es the lack of better oratorical
training, or rejoices over the prospect of improvement in the
near future, as the case may Dc.
The ladies ol the Minnesota State University have peti-
turned the faculty to be allowed to drill. There, as here,
the male students drill, and the ladies arc not satisfied that
their brothers should monopolize the benefits derived from
the exercise. The exercise, together with the rigid discipline
is what the majority of girls need.
And now the Doane Oxvl is offended because we do not
say that we expect to be defeated in the slate oratorical
contest. When wo are beaten then we will keep still, but
till that time we intend to have all the fun we can out of the
affair. It it pleases the oral to "wait," it will not be long
till it will have a chance to turn loose its Ciccros ami
The following restrictions have been placed upon those
who receive scholarships at Amherst: Every recipient must
.;., n .Wuniment that he has not entered a billiard room,
except the gymnasium, 1101 used tobacco, nor drunk liquor, I
nor paid money as tuition for dancing, and must also send in
a signed tccount of his expenses for the year just passed.
Since o.ir own Sophomores and Freshmen live in an air
of "sweet fcalmy peace," it is refreshing to read of a college
where '91 hates '92 as it ought. Where the Soph, at dead
of night lises and bedews the sleeping features of the Fiojhy
with vitriol or II2SO4 or bieaks his back with a baseball bat,
there and tlicie only does pioper class spirit exist. A college
without its monthly funeral as a result of hazing, is behind
the times, and is dead, dead, dead,
mm.- n.,.f..iinn accuses us of exaggeration in our
report of a. riot among Dickinsonian students on Hallowe en.
If we have stretched the truth it was notour fault, as the
article criticised was taken from an associated press dispatch.
o.:n ,i. ..e.,iic rlint row. as L'ivcn by the Haverfordian,
were bad enough, "a few were slightly injured, and a Jew
more arrested." Of course the affair at Dickinson was an
exceptional case, and if we have made a wrong statement of
facts we a.c heartily sorry, but ai said above it was not our
There is a great deal of talk among college journals as
well as in other publications about the wickedness and vice
of a certain class of students at Harvard. Everyone is con
demning Harvard, more or less, for this state of things.
n.-. u n "Hist crowd" in every school, and in a case like
this, he that is guiltless should be 'the first to attack. How
many who deplore the sad state of things as reported to
exit at Harvard, stop to think that thcie is something of a
piecisely similar nature here, only on a less extensive scale?
How many, instead of lamenting the "fearful degradation"
of a few eastern students, try to do something to better the
condition of our own school? Reform, like charity, begins
The InJcjc from Gates College at Neligh, Neb., rebukes
us for rejoicing over our freedom from restrictions
regarding chapel attendance, and goes on to say that we
disparage the discipline of Christian institutions. In the
first nlacc, the implied statement that the University is not a
Christian school is all wrong. The members of the faculty
arc as earnest, truthful, God-fearing men as can be found,
and their liberality in not making compulsory an action
which should be voluntary, is no proof of irreligioushcss on
their part. In the second place there is as much good done
by chapel services here as though students were compelled
to attend. What good will it do a person to go to chape
against his will, and curse the faculty and the rules for
,Ur,rivmiT him of a few moments of his liberty? And that is
what will happen. You can't force men to pray, and if you
could, those forced petitions would be but a mockery.
With this issue of Tin: IIksj'KKIAS the association suffers
a severe, and well nigh irreparable loss, a loss that has sad
dened the hearts of all for a week past. The present editor
ial board will soon cease to exist as a board, and new men
,!ii ,nvi. to take the naoer in charge. But everyone feci
that the present management has done nobly, 111 spite of
serious drawbacks and hindrances. We have been hampered
by lack of room, lack of materials, lack of sympathy, lack of
r,nnrt. Iii this connection it may not be out of order to say
a few words about a being that lives to make the ex. man's
life a burden. Before the paper is out, the election will be
over, so no harm will be done. We mean the careless, sel
fish individual who takes the liberty to disarrange and con
fuse the nicely assorted exchanges on the editorial desk.
Such confusion makes systematic treatment of the exchange
department impossible, and causes only sorrow. 11 wm al
ways remain a profound mystery why it is so much easier to
throw a paper on the floor or in the waste basket than to
put it in its pioper pigeon hole. Not until thai phenomenon
is explained can the trouble-maker, so prevalent here, be
$25.00 to $75.00 a month can be made working for us.
Agents preferred who can furnish a horse and give their
whole time to the business. Spare moments may be profit
ably employed also. A few vacancies in towns and cities.
B. F. Johnson & Co., 109 Main St., Richmond, Va.
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