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Norfolk, Va., is a great place. It's products are princi
pally oysters, and some other kinds ol birds. I don't know
y what you call'cri,but when you go in a restaurant and see one
on the table, you hit it with a spoon and then put a cracker
over the spot to hide the result. Oysters arc produced there
by the thousand barrels. They arc worth $1.25 a bushel or
40c a dorcn as at Brown's. We had a flirtation on board,
that developed into a "mash." I tried to secure it for an en
gagement at the Univ. but the mash" wouldn't go west.
After all I don't believe it was a more pronounced crush"
than our noted bell rope corncr-during chapel-time one.
We had an uneventful ride up to Baltimore through the
Well that's all that happened on the
gay time. Give my love to all the girls.
you soon. In the words of the poet
I'm going home no more to roam,
No more to
ng in America. Twenty-one fellowships and one hundred
five scholarships have been provided for the aid of meritorious
students. The chief income of the university was from Balti
more & Ohio stocks. These have depreciated in value 'inti!
Johns Hopkins is left practically without an income. Suffici.
cut funds have been raised to carry it through three years,
and it is to be most sincerely hoped that the university witf
be again placed on a financial basis where its good work, so
well begun, may go on.
but there, 1 haven't been painting things at all
The republican primaries held in the city about a week
ago may furnish an interesting subject for a few moments re.
(lection. The total number of votes cast was about three
fifths of the republican vote at the last election. The gencr.
al character and reputation of the delegates is higher than
usual. Only five proprietors of saloons arc delegates. The
Call and Journal both have delegates from the same ward.
Three alumni of the University are delegates.
Americans seem to be taken with an abnormal and per
manent enthusiasm for their national game. Had the league
pennants been as closely contested for in previous years, wc
cannot say that, to a lover of athletics, this enthusiasm is in
excusable. With the pennants so closely contested lor, and
former champion clubs, after a determined struggle, left be
hind in all of the leagues base ball thus, is a treat tothe en
thusiast, is of passing interest, even to the more prosy.
It would seem that some arrangements might be made
whereby the students could secure their books at less exorbi
tant prices, without resorting to the methods, adopted by
omc of the professors, ofchanging the text book each year
to secure introduction prices. Some of the professors while
in the cast during the summer secured books for that special
classes at discounts of from twenty to forty per cent, which
the dealers of the city would not furnish at less than list
prices. This discount is quite an object to students, especi.
ally on sets of book costing from five to ten dollars. We
mention this in no complaint, but rather in gratitude for
what has been done and in hope that more may be done in
The history of Johns Hopkins University is very interest
ing. The instruction of students began October 3d, 1876.
The first doctors degree was conferred in 1878 and the first
bachelors degree was conferred in 1879. The university had
an endowment ot three million dollars, with an ample in
come. In ten years one hundred thirty-one Ph. D. and one
hundred twenty-seven B. A. degrcea have been conferred.
A faculty ol of fifty members, second to none in this country
has been secured, and Johns Hopkins University brought up
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10 raiiK nrsi 01 inc nmencan universities, lis graduates are
The laculty, the parents of some of the University cadets,
and that portion of the general public who at the time of the
annual encampments of the University cadets, seem unusual-
boat. We had a j ty anxious or fcarlul ol the deportment of the cadets, may
I hope to be with i "d 00 r reflection, by comparing the press reports of
the encampment of Gov. Thayer's political pets, the N. N. G.
boys who have just closed their annual encampment at Beat
rice. When the actions of the cadets became so hilarious,
so hoodlum like, that it takes the united efforts of the mayor
of the city, and the colonel of the regiment to prevent a riot
then we will not object to the abolition of the annual encamp,
ment. With the University cadets that time is far distant.
There seems to be, by far, a greater number of new
students in the University this fall than ever before. This is
the case with many colleges throughout the country and the
Journal draws the conclusion therefrom, thattimes arc let
ting up and the agriculturalists of the country arc feeling
richer." They might have added, also thta agriculturalists
of the country arc becoming educated, and awake to the
situation and to the need of a deeper and broader knowledge
to successfully cope with the other classes with which they
come in contact. They may thus solve the social problem,
(or themselves, beforehand, and prevent its ever becoming
such a monster as it is in the nations of ignorant agricultur
alists. The opening of the third annual Corn Palace Carnival at
Sioux City illustrates the novel way of advertising adopted by
some of our northern and western cities. The Veiled
Prohcis ol St. Louis, the Corn Palace of Sioux City, the Ice
Palace of Montreal and King Tartarax of Lincoln do much
to spread the name and fame of these cities throughout the
country and abroad. If advertising in any way is profitable
to a city, then surely this is one of the best ways for a city to
advertise, for it gives more extended and more general pub
licity than any other method, Newspaper accounts of these
carnivals are very generally published and read with inter,
est throughout the country; while there is a vast amount of
entertainment and instruction to the citizens of those cities,
of which they receive nothing from other ways of advertising.
A rotten piece of rottenness is charged by the Washing
ton Post against the civil service commission, and especially
against the older members thereof. While working persis
tently in extending its power over new departments of the
service, and continually expounding upon the frauds of
appointments made on competitive cxaminatons, still it con
tinues to appoint its own corps of clerks in the old way
without examinations of any sort. The Post further charges
sundry clerks of the departments with selling the lists of
questions for the competitive examinations to candidates for
positions. If this government could in some manner get its
reforms started aright, something might result from them
but in the majority of casnsjwhcn arefcrma'ory plan is started,
in greater demand than those of any other institution oi learn. ' though started in all honesty, it is too soon captured by polk;
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