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VOL. 1. 

JUNE, 1887. 

NO. 1. 


To the average man the ahove 
heading suggests only the most 
vaguely defined conception, a nega- 
tive rather than a positive conception. 
He knows merely what English is 
not — it is whatever is not mathema- 
tics, or languages, or science, or phil- 

With what, then, is the teaching 
of English in our colleges concern- 
ed? Three distinct and yet closely 
related fields of study are comprised 
under the designation, each of suffi- 
cient importance and idiosyncrasy to 
justify the allotment to it of a dis- 
tinct chair of teaching in a well 
equipped college. Yet in our small 
colleges all that is included under 
the term English — and frequently 
much more — is made the work of a 
single teacher. Under English is in- 
cluded : First, the philological study 
of our language, pursued just as that 
in the Greek and Latin languages is 
pursued. This line of research has, 
until recentlv, been almost monopol- 
ized in collegiate study by the classi- 
cal languages. Happily, now, in 
our best colleges, the English lan- 
guage is being given its due share 
of philological attention, under the 
powerful stimulus of such teachers 

as March, Garnett, Harrison, Cook, 
and Baskerville. The required col- 
legiate work in this field of study 
can never be great in amount, but 
certainly a secure basis can be laid 
for future philological attainment. 
Yet, too often, in our colleges students 
are patiently drilled in classical ety- 
mologies and constructions, while no 
place is made in the courses of study 
for similar work with the mother 
tongue. The work in this depart- 
ment of English studies is critical 
and analytical, is in no sense art, but 
science, and calls for special linguistic 
qualifications in the instructor. 

A second division of English 
studies contemplates the literature 
which has been embodied in the 
language. This also is an analytic 
and critical work. The time-honored 
arrangement has been to have teach- 
ers of a language and its literature, 
but experience is proving that special 
fitness to give instruction in the 
philology of a tongue by no means 
involves fitness to present its liter- 
ature as a means of culture. Indeed, 
the purposes of the philologist and of 
the critic are, if not in conflict, so 
widely separated that it is difficult 
for one man to do the work of both. 


The philologist looks at the language 
as a thing in itself, a perfect mechan- 
ism; the critic must consider it as the 
mere outer garb of an inner soul of 
thought, which to him is the main 
thing to be concerned with. 

This critical study of our literature 
is one of the most important portions 
of a collegiate education. The lin- 
guistic studies are an accomplish- 
ment; the study of our literature is 
an essential means to culture. To 
have at first hand the best thought 
of English minds from all periods 
of our history cannot be accomplish- 
ed in the college years of a man's life, 
but a beginning can be made that 
shall lead on to pursuits which end 
only with ones life. To this end 
literature should be the study, and 
not literature text-books. Text-books 
are useful as giving the incidentals 
of literature study: to- wit, biogra- 
phy and bibliography — but the best 
criticism is not to be found in Warton 
or Morley or Welsh — not even in 
Taine or Ten Brink. It will be 
found in such books as are literature 
themselves — Lowell's Among my 
Books or My Study Windozvs, Stedt- 
man's Victorian Poets or Poets of 
America, Dowden's Mind a?id Art 
of Skakspere, Bascom's Philosophy 
of English Literature. Still, that 
is a vicious mode of instruction in 
any literature which is content to in- 
troduce the, student to thoughts 
about literature. Better a thorough 
knowledge of a single play of Shak- 
spere than glib recital of all the 
pages of Shawns Complete Manual. 
A face to face knowledge of even 
a few texts, around which may 

be gathered the bibliography and 
biography, and to which shall be 
added some attempt at a j)hilosophy 
which recognizes both individuality 
and environment, may be made the 
basis for an all pervasive element of 
culture in the maturer life. 

More important than either philo- 
logy or literature is that division of 
English studies embraced under the 
term Rhetoric. The former give 
knowledge — this last means power. 
There is no more onerous and dis- 
tasteful branch of collegiate educat- 
ion, from the teacher's point of view, 
than rhetoric; there is none, which 
if properly cultivated, is more fruit- 
ful of growth and power to the stu- 
dent. The professor is a drudge to 
a work which in his heart he feels 
will be his best memorial, not in 
facts acquired or suggested, but in 
power developed in others. His 
work is drudgery because he is no 
scientist in philology or criticism, 
calmly investigating, and communi- 
cating the results of his research to 
others, but an inventor finding out 
the latent powers of each mind be- 
fore him, and an artisan building a 
human structure of expression, of 
conviction, of persuasion, toward 
perfection. Rhetoric is an art which 
deals with different material in each 
undertaking. Like all arts, it is not 
confined by lines of language or of 
nationality, but is for the universal 
man. Only when the absurdity had 
been reached of making rhetoric 
commensurate with style and nothing 
more, could the parallel absurdity be 
achieved of making rhetoric an 
Enolish study. The art which 


bases itself on the teachings of Aristo- 
tle and Quinctilian, and draws its 
principles from the practice of Isaiah 
and Paul, of Demosthenes and 
Cicero, Bossuet and Danton, as well 
as Latimer and Burke and Webster, 
knows no such narrow bounds as the 
word English. Perchance there is a 
French rhetoric and also a Russian. 
When will it be recognized that 
rhetoric, as a portion of academic 
and collegiate education, is co-ordi- 
nate with all the other studies put 
together, and that unless and until a 
man acquire the power of expres- 
sion it is worse than useless to teach 
him mathematics or latin or botany, 
or any thing ! Men are in this world to 
be instruments and not mere recepta- 
cles. What use to put the best steel 
into a sword blade if one neglect to 
temper the edge? " To glorify God" 
comes before " to enjov him forever" 
in the old Catechism. The work of 
the teacher of rhetoric, then, includes 
the teaching of grammar as an art — 
of sentence construction based upon 
a correct use of words. It ends in 
the college it is true, too often at the 
close of the Sophomore year, but it 
begins at the mother's knee. Alas, 
for the commissioned teachers, the 
soundest work is most frequently 
done at the mother's knee by the 
teacher from no normal school! 
Once out from the parental school- 
house, the learner finds that con- 
struction has become destruction, as 
purely negative in its results as the 
destructive criticism of the Elohists 
and Jahvists in the Pentateuch. The 
boy knows bad English, but cannot 
construct good English, so as he 

must perforce speak, he falls back 
on his acquirements made in learning 
how not to do a thing. If we could 
only come to see that it is better to 
teach him how to do the thing by 
setting him to do it, a beginning 
would be r::ade for further rhetorical 
training. For, after all, rhetorical 
training largely concerns itself with 
the sentence, constructing it out of 
good grammatical material and then 
building it in with other similar 
material, along the lines of force and 
elegance. But rhetorical work is, of 
all training work, personal work 
with students, for the builder must 
not only be shown how to build but 
stimulated to collect material and go 
to building. 

In this, the most important work 
of the so-called teacher of English, 
our teachers of the classical lan- 
guages can co-operate largely, but 
unfortunately in many cases their 
work is detrimental to good training 
in English. How many of our teach- 
ers of Latin and Greek throughout 
the land are permitting their students 
to produce in so-called translation a 
mongrel parody on English, which 
violates all the principles of English 
syntax and idiom. College students 
cannot be brought to a correct style 
in the rhetorical class-room so long 
as in classical rooms they are daily 
allowed to mutilate and distort our ■ 
beautiful language. We seek no 
higher conception of the functions 
of a teacher of the classics than that 
which leads the student to strive to 
express the noble thoughts of one 
beautiful language in another equally 
beautiful. The successful effort to do 


so results in power, and, by a trans- 
mutation of forces, present knowl- 
edge is converted into future ex- 
pression. There are men teaching 
the classics to-day who are doing 
more for a correct rhetorical training 
than most accredited teachers of rhe- 
toric. More than one high school 
in this locality is fortunate in the 

presence of a teacher who in his 
teaching of the classics is stimulat- 
ing his pupils to produce a nervous 
elegant idiomatic English. Let us 
trust that our teachers of rhetoric 
will not long be behind these in 
striving to redeem the art of expres- 

J. J. Halsey. 



Upon William Ewart Gladstone, 
the gaze of the world centres. Is it 
because of his great abilities, his di- 
versified talents, or is it because he 
held so long the supreme place of 
honor and power in such a nation as 
Britain? No: There are reasons 
deeper than these, for on the list of 
England's great Prime Ministers the 
name of Gladstone stands out unique, 
peculiar, because he has deviated 
from the old trodden paths of state- 
craft, and applied his principles with 
courageous and unswerving con- 

Born and trained a conservative, 
educated at Oxford, a high-church- 
man and an aristocrat, he became a 
liberal of the liberals, the disestab- 
lisher of a state church, and the 
leader of the people. Early in his 
career he saw above and beyond the 
confines of conservatism, and to him 
change of party was adherence to 
that which is higher than party. 
Honest, frank, and sincere, he sought 
truth wherever it could be found. 
He might be charged with party in- 
consistency, but never with incon- 
sistency of conscience. "A logically 

consequent policy," says Demos- 
thenes, " consists not in always re- 
maining on the same side, but in im- 
mutably following the same prin- 
ciples." Ever careful and conscious 
before adopting any new principle, 
but fearless and bold in pressing it 
to its logical conclusion, he cared not 
how he might overstep party bounds 
or break up factions; his ambition 
stirred him not to be the leader of a 
party, even of a nation, but the 
dauntless follower of all that is true 
and right. For conscience sake, in 
the early part of his career he re- 
signed a parliamentary seat, refused 
a chancellorship, and disdained the 
emoluments of office. Ever pressing 
forward, he has left party behind 
and never flinched to break with 
error. He is not as one drifting on 
the surface of public opinion, but a 
light-ship anchored in the ground 
principles of morality and religion 
and pointing out to public opinion 
the safer channels. 

For centuries the statesmen of 
Christian England have flaunted 
high their Christian principles, but 
who of them have put these prin- 


ciples in practice? From such a 
background Gladstone stands out in 
high relief as one who does what 
others only thought. He has not 
onlv grasped those pure and sincere 
principles of Christian polity, but 
with fearless genius successfully ap- 
plied them. 

The pomp of conquest and the 
flourish of what statesmen like Dis- 
raeli call a spirited foreign policy, 
had no charm for Gladstone. He 
preferred to see the temple of Janus 
closed, and the god confined in the 
city, — a lover of peace like William 
Pitt. Yet Pitt, through the force of 
circumstances, was involved in a 
long and bloody series of wars, and 
in despair of the peace he longed 
for, died of a broken heart. Glad- 
stone, more successful, has many 
times hushed the cry of battle, and 
kept the sword in its sheath. Time 
and again has he struggled in an un- 
popular cause in order to spare human 
life. He was a leader in that arbi- 
tration in which our own country 
was the principal participant, and 
which redounds to the honor of 
England as the first nation to give to 
the world so humane and Christian 
a system. With all the earnestness 
and influence of a man who was 
never otherwise than serious, he ad- 
vocated the payment of the Alabama 

The booming of cannon and rattle 
of musketry are not the heralds of 
the peace statesman. His battles are 
fought inside the walls of Parlia- 
ment. His mightiest victories may 
cause no greater demonstration than 
the clapping of a few hands. It is 

the war minister that moves in the 
brilliant pageant of cavalry, midst 
the flash and glitter of shining steel, 
and whose mandates are echoed by 
the thunder of artillery. The public 
mind is dazzled and amazed, and all 
cry out, How great is the man! But 
war is not progress, nor victory na- 
tional prosperity. Peace alone builds 
the homes, develops the industries, 
increases commerce, stimulates the 
arts and sciences, and advances civili- 
zation. War, like the furious torna- 
do, leaves in its track nothing but 
wrecks; but peace flows on like the 
mighty river, bearing on its swelling 
bosom its freighted ships, and re- 
freshing the thirsty land through 
which it flows. 

How much does England owe to 
the peace policv of the man who 
gave liberty to the Ionian Islands, 
spared Africa, cut short the sacrifice 
of human life in Asia, and saved the 
millions of England from a deadly 
conflict with the millions of Russia! 
Few men without appealing to the 
animosities and passions of the peo- 
ple have received so long the contin- 
ued confidence of their country. 

More remarkable than Gladstone's 
peace policy is the principle of jus- 
tice which governs his dealings with 
friend and foe. Diplomacy has long 
meant nothing more than dexterity 
in taking advantage of another na- 
tion. England had become imbued 
with the idea that justice to others 
was injustice to herself. British in- 
terests had girded the world with a 
circle of colonies, and if other nations 
wished to do likewise, the British 
lion at once became rampant. The 


Scriptural doctrine, " Do unto others 
as you would be done by," Gladstone 
believed should be applied even in 
politics. In carrying out the prin- 
ciple he was forced to break through 
the prejudice of a nation maturing 
for centuries, to subject himself to 
the charge of foplishness from his 
colleagues and of weakness from 
the nations, while his enemies cried 
that he was dragging the glory of 
England in the dust. But he him- 
self had perfect faith in the ultimate 
triumph of a policy of justice. 

Whether in behalf of the rights of 
the barbarous tribes of Africa, or the 
rights of colonization of an empire 
like Germany, or to make Europe 
ring with a sense of the wrongs of a 
few political prisoners in Sicily, his 
voice and influence were ever found 
on the side of justice. In Parlia- 
ment, in the Cabinet, before the na- 
tion, with all his eloquence and ex- 
haustive argument, he pleaded and 
labored for this sublime principle. 
He has indeed infused a purer and 
nobler tone into the politics of the 
English Empire, and thence the in- 
fluence goes out over all the world. 
It is a fact full of inspiration that 
England's greatest financier and the 
most powerful parliamentary leader 
of the century has made his grandest 
efforts in behalf of liberty. His elo- 
quent protest against the Neapolitan 
King, says Garibaldi, " sounded the 
first trumpet call of Italian liberty." 
A monument erected to his memory 
in Athens records his splendid efforts 
in behalf of Greece. But his most 
patient and strenuous labors have 
been exercised for Ireland. Ireland, 

after groaning and bleeding for cen- 
turies, after sacrificing on the altar of 
liberty the life of some of her no- 
blest sons, after the failure of both 
prayers and rebellion, found at last a 
worthy champion in England's great 
Prime Minister. 

Great men have ever set before 
thern grand ends, and the grander the 
end the greater the man. William 
Pitt held as an end " the glorv of 
England;" Napoleon, an ambition to 
be, like Alexander, a world con- 
queror; Bismark, the unity of the 
German Empire; Lord Beaconsfield, 
a dazzling imperialism; but Glad- 
stone seeks for all his race the ina- 
lienable rights of man. 

I have not spoken of Gladstone 
the brilliant orator, the greatest liv- 
ing financier, the cultured scholar 
standing among the few in letters, 
science, and theology, — I have not 
spoken of his victorious school-days, 
of an unspotted private life after the 
test of more than three-quarters of a 
century, or the versatility of his 
talents, his power of tireless work, 
his boundless resources, and his 
matchless self-possession in every 
emergency — I have spoken onlv of 
Gladstone, the statesman, the advo- 
cate of peace, the minister of justice, 
the champion of liberty. Will not 
the voice of eulogy and praise 
already rising from pulpit and press, 
from statesman and citizen, from the 
free Republic of America and the 
Monarchies of Europe be echoed in 
the ages to come? Will they not 
look back on Gladstone as the pro- 
totype of that which is loftiest, 
purest, and best in statesmanship? 
Hexry Tennyson Peare. 



How gently come stealing 

The chimes o'er the lea, 
Of bells sweetly pealing 

Their parting to me. 
'Tis no carol of gladness 

That faint music tells, 
But a lay of soft sadness 

Comes forth from the bells. 

Hush, hush your soft grieving, 

Nor wake in my heart 
Such sad thoughts at leaving, 

Ere yet I depart. 
For wildly 'tis beating 

In time to those swells, 
And sadly repeating 

Thy sorrow, sweet bells! 

Lloyd Moss Bergen. 


X. Kal Iul., 1887. 

Air, Gaudeamus igitur. 

Tempus adest, Socii, nomen celebrare (bis) 

Nostrae Universitatis, 

Viribus nunc recreatis, 
Laudes et cantare. (bis) 

Situs nobilissimus, multi sunt amici; 

Magna tua sit potestas! 

Summaper aevum maiestas 
Possit de te dici! 

Vivat Universitas ! Vivant professores! 

Vivant pueri, puellae ! 

Absint et omnes querellae, 
Et absint labores! 

Crescat Universitas late in aperto! 

P ereant acerbitates ! 

Magnae fiant facultates, 
Praeside Roberto! 

F. W. K. 



Of all the branches of the Ger- 
manic family, the Dutch have endur- 
ed and wrought the most for liberty. 
Their country, rescued from the 
ocean, from Spanish oppression, from 
all the foes of both civil and religi- 
ous liberty, they made an asylum for 
the persecuted; and they made their 
government the first free Republic 
of Europe. To this Republic the 
American people are deeply indebt- 
ed. Yet, while England has been 
honored as the mother country, and 
France extolled for her sympathy 
and help in our revolutionary strug- 
gle, her claims to our gratitude, 
though equally worthy of recognit- 
ion, have been ignored. We believe 
that if estimate were duly made 
of our indebtedness to any foreign 
nation, Holland would be enrolled 
high on the list of America's bene- 

Their war for liberty inspired the 
Dutch with confidence in themselves, 
and made them bold and aggressive. 
Their enterprising mariners display- 
ed the flag of the Republic from 
South Africa to the Arctic Circle, 
while their commercial relations em- 
braced the whole of the known 
world. Among the first to explore 
our continent, the Dutch with keen 
eye selected the most auspicious spot 
for settlement and commerce. On 
Manhattan Island thev laid the foun- 
dation of our great commercial met- 
ropolis. Back from the sea-coast, 
through river valleys and across the 
chain of lakes, thev established lines 
of trade, and colonized four of our 

states with the choicest sons of 

The early emigrants which Hol- 
land sent to this country were the 
best material for building a free 
commonwealth. They were " farm- 
ers and laborers, foreigners and ex- 
iles, men inured to penury." The 
Dutch Republic gave protection to 
all who were oppressed for matters 
of conscience. Our Pilgrim Fathers, 
banished from England, found there 
a home and liberty. From the Bel- 
gic Provinces and France, from 
Hungary, Bohemia, Germany, and 
Switzerland, from Piedmont and the 
Italian Alps, came the down trodden 
and the oppressed to find peace and 
freedom beneath her flag. The 
scanty resources of the country fur- 
nishing no opportunity for the acti- 
vities of so many fugitives, the city 
of Amsterdam offered them a free 
passage to America. These were no 
offscourings of Socialism and Nihil- 
ism, no overflow of prisons and 
poor-houses, but men of character 
the pioneers of liberty and religion. 
Such men, impressed with the liber- 
ties of Holland and planted in so 
favorable a location, had great in- 
fluence in shaping our early national 

Noble ideas, once matured, live 
forever. In shaking off the fetters 
of tyranny the Dutch had made a 
great stride toward intellectual ad- 
vancement. Less than three hun- 
dred years ago, in any country but 
Holland, the idea that "full religious 
liberty is a blessing to the state," 


would have • been considered blas- 
phemy. While England was still 
gasping under despotism and Europe 
bled with implacable religious wars, 
the great doctrine of intellectual lib- 
erty had been applied in Holland 
and transplanted to her American 

Hence the Dutch were ever in the 
van of the other American settlers. 
When the Puritans condemned 
toleration and exiled heretics, the 
Dutch advocated freedom of con- 
science. When once their colonial 
governor, through zeal for Calvinism 
and his hatred of the Quakers, was 
led to deeds of oppression, he met 
the rebuke of all his constituents, and 
received from the home government 
the command, " Let every peaceful 
citizen enjoy freedom of conscience." 
Did the New England States restrict 
the freedom of the press? In the 
New Netherlands every attempted 
restriction was a complete failure. It 
was deemed inconsistent with the 
liberties of these early settlers to 
hamper in any way the interchange 
of ideas. There the literary fugitive 
ever found an asylum, thither the 
oppressed of every nation flocked. 
Only sixty years after its foundation, 
not less than eighteen languages 
were spoken in New Amsterdam. 

In their struggle against Spain, 
the Dutch vindicated the freedom of 
commerce. They were the first to 
claim the international freedom of the 
ocean. The restrictions of Spain 
hid infested the seas with reckless 
buccaneers; but the policy and the 
naval power of Holland opened a 
new era to commerce. One of her 

most gifted sons gave to the world 
the first just and equitable code of 
international law, by which he placed 
commercial freedom on an imperish- 
able basis. The Dutch settlers car- 
ried these principles across the 
Atlantic, observed them in their col- 
ony, diffused them throughout the 
other states, and thus established 
commercial liberty on our continent. 
After the lapse of more than a cen- 
tury, when in our colonial struggle 
this liberty was jeopardized, Hol- 
land again came to its rescue, and, as 
our ally, helped us to defend it, thus 
becoming not only its founder, but 
also its preserver. 

If the Swiss Republic gave our 
forefathers the idea of purely popu- 
lar government, the Dutch set the 
example of a federal union. That 
our political institutions in perfection 
far surpass those of the Dutch Repub- 
lic, no one would deny; but her 
shortcomings showed us the errors 
most important to avoid. Our strug- 
gle for independence was but a repe- 
tition of her history. Her example 
was constantly before us. Her doc- 
trine that " the prince is made for 
the subject, and may be justly de- 
posed whenever he seeks to enslave 
the freedom of his subjects," was one 
of the inspiring causes of the Ameri- 
can revolution. Her sons in New 
York, still cherishing her language, 
customs, and institutions, were among 
the first to cry for liberty. Zenger, 
an editor of Dutch descent, was the 
first to suffer punishment for defend- 
ing the cause of freedom and oppos- 
ing the arbitrary power of Great 
Britain. With no chance for success 


except through vears of sorrow, with 
the British army on their threshold, 
these Knickerbockers declared for 
independence, and remained forever 
faithful to their pledge. 

From the beginning of our strug- 
gle Holland was our sympathizer. 
" With the new Republic clearly 
raised up by the help of Providence," 
wrote the regent of Amsterdam, 
" we desire a league of amity and 
commerce which shall last to the end 
of time." Holland sanctioned our 
cause and encouraged its leaders, 
spurring on Adams and Jefferson, 
Henry, Jay, and above all, Wash- 
ington, as they led our colonies 
through perils and disasters to the 
goal of national existence. The aid 
which England demanded of Hol- 
land at the beginning of the strug- 
gle, and which, according to the 
treaty of Nymegen, she was under 
obligation to give, was firmly refused. 
Free Holland would not make war 
on free America, nor would she 
give England permission to recruit 
soldiers in her country. 

When finally the darkest period 
had arrived and tyranny seemed in- 
evitable in our country, when our 
dollar had depreciated to the value 

of five cents and our credit was 
gone, when troops were hard to 
secure, and even when secured could 
not be supported, loans from Holland 
replenished our coffers and her 
money fought our battles. Our 
merchant vessels were welcomed at 
Amsterdam, and our bold mariner, 
Paul Jones, after having upheld our 
honor against the British, found a 
refuge for his squadron in a Dutch 

It was for the interest of France 
to war with us against England, her 
natural enemy ; for Holland to side 
with England, her natural ally. 
But her strong sympathies for Ame- 
rica plunged her into war with Eng- 
land, a war in which her ships were 
captured, her possessions in both the 
Indies lost, her commerce destroyed. 
Yet as a compensation for all this 
loss, she has the honor of having 
been the first nation in the world to 
recognize our independence. Of this 
distinction she is justly proud; for 
this, for all her splendid gifts of men, 
of traditions of liberty, of sympathy 
and help, our great Republic will 
never cease to be profoundly grate- 

Gerrit Dirk Helver, 'Sj. 


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In the outset of an undertaking 
in which individuals present them- 
selves or their work before the pub- 
lic, an apologv or exposition of the 
reasons for that action is usually 
expected. In the present case, how- 
ever, the apology ought rather to be 
for the fact such a paper has never 
appeared before. That the publica- 
tion of a paper for the benefit of our 
undergraduates and Alumni has been 
long needed, is felt by every one. 
The defunct Review had a different 
aim, and so failed to satisfy this 
want.- The object of the present en- 
deavor is to produce a paper which 
will be entirely under the manage- 
ment of the students, and for their 
especial benefit. And so, as their 
own property, and rejDresenting their 
interests at home and abroad, it 
should certainly have the earnest 
support of every loyal son of the 
University. The board of editors, 
upon whom devolve the duties of 
spokesmen for their fellows, enter 

upon their work with the desire to 
represent them in the best possible 
way. But in order to be successful 
they must have the hearty coopera- 
tion of all. 

In thus making our first appear- 
ance before the public, we crave the 
kind indulgence of our constituents 
and patrons which is properly due 
to such novices in the art, being 
without the help of any precedent 
to follow. Embarkation on such an 
enterprise is naturally attended by 
some difficulties, and the products of 
inexperienced workmen cannot be 
without mistakes. Yet it is a source 
of comfort that those who come after 
us, becoming more proficient by the 
teachings of our errors, may bring 
the work to a higher degree of per- 

The - appearance of this journal 
now is most seasonable, at the inau- 
guration of the new regime. At 
the present time there seems to be a 
new birth, a springing into new life, 
of all the forces which animate our 
University, and we feel confident 
that the period of its growth into 
eminence and importance has truly 
commenced. With the advent of 
the new President there was an in- 
spiriting vigor infused into every one 
connected with the University; this 
has so thoroughly permeated all de- 
partments that from the most insig- 
nificant " Cad " to the grave and 
august Trustees, all have felt its in- 
fluence, and by it have been encour- 
aged, strengthened, and filled with 
enthusiasm. The reason for this is 
most natural. The prospects for the 


future could not be brighter, and 
everything seems to show that the 
fondest hopes of the most ardent 
lovers of Lake Foi - est will surely be 
fulfilled. With the many changes 
which will be made by way of im- 
provement, all the peculiar excel- 
lences of the former system will be 
carefully retained ; above all, the 
standard of the various schools will 
be preserved as high or higher than 
before. Conformably to the ad- 
vancement in other lines, the differ- 
ent courses of study are being made 
broader and allow greater range in 
the choice of studies, but this is done 
without in the least reducing the 
standard of the work to be done. 
An instance of this new growth 
which is encouraging to all friends 
of the University is the incorporation 
with it of Rush Medical College and 
the Northwestern College of Dental 
Surgery, both old and famous in- 
stitutions, with eminent professors 
and many hundred students. This 
is a mark of progress for all con- 
cerned, as union of effort and coope- 
ration is greatly beneficial to the 
cause of education. With the en- 
larged corps of professors and in- 
structors, the work next year will 
undoubtedly be better than ever be- 
fore. The selection of the new pro- 
fessors was very judicious, as men 
of marked ability and fitness were 
chosen for each position. 

What is the present condition of 
the University, and what are its 
prospects? This question is so fre- 
quently asked that it seems best to 

the editors to give some statement 

The Lake Forest University sys- 
tem at present consists of two de- 
partments, — a Philosophical Depart- 
ment or College of Arts, situated at 
Lake Forest, comprising undergrad- 
uate classical, scientific, and prepara- 
tory courses; and a Medical Depart- 
ment, comprising two co-ordinate 
schools, the Rush Medical College 
and the Northwestern College of 
Dental Surgery, both in Chicago. 

The courses of the Philosophical 
Department extend over four years. 
During the first two years the 
student pursues required studies; 
during the last two a wide choice is 
offered among linguistic studies, the 
mental and moral sciences, and the 
natural sciences. Preparatory courses 
are provided for those not fitted to 
enter at once upon more advanced 

The Rush Medical College and 
the College of Dental Surgery re- 
quire a liberal education as an indis- 
pensable condition of entrance, and 
place before their students graded 
courses of three years, unsurpassed 
in scope and thoroughness. 

The organization of the University 
is not yet complete. Steps have 
already been taken toward the for- 
mation of. a Theological Department 
and a Law Department. The Philo- 
sophical Department also is to be en- 
larged by the establishment of post- . 
graduate courses in Philosophy, 
Philology, and Science, specially en- 
couraging original investigation. The 
Library is to be rapidly enlarged and 
a new building erected for it. A 


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Laboratory is soon to be built with 
all the modern appliances, and 
ground is immediately to be broken 
for an Observatory, in 'which the 
telescope of the Chicago Astronomi- 
cal Society, the fourth in size in 
America, will probably be placed. 

The group of institutions thus con- 
stituted, with the four Faculties of 
Philosophy, Theology, Law, and 
Medicine, will embody the concep- 
tion of a University developed 
through centuries of educational pro- 
gress in Europe, as adapted to the 
practical progressive atmosphere of 
American life. It will properly be 
the University of Chicago, and such, 
perhaps, will be its name. 

The first season of the University 
base ball nine as a member of the 
Northwestern College League has 
almost closed. Though our boys 
have not attained to the laurels of 
championship, they have at least 
shown the other nines that they 
know how to play ball, and have 
reallv done better than was to be ex- 
pected under the circumstances. 
Profiting by the experiences of this 
year, they will hereafter be able to 
make their record more brilliant. A 
wholesome number of reverses at 
the outset will serve onlv as a stimu- 
lus for achieving greater success in 
the future, besides leaving ample 
room for continued improvement. 
The games of this term have not 
been without beneficial effects on 
others than the players. These in- 
ter-collegiate contests have aided 
greatly in arousing a loyal college 

spirit. Everv one enjoyed them and 
sympathized fully with their cham- 
pions. We think that in no college 
has the non-plaving element of the 
students shown a greater interest in 
the games than in our own. Even 
the most confirmed bookworms crept 
out to join in the excitement and en- 
thusiasm of the diamond field. The 
most noticeable result, perhaps, of 
the league games is the increasing 
fraternal feeling between the differ- 
ent colleges. By intercom - se at the 
games we learn more of each other 
and take a greater interest in each 
other. It widens our views and ex- 
tends our sympathies. The inter- 
collegiate sports thus far have cer- 
tainly proved beneficial. Now why 
can we not also have tennis and foot- 
ball associations? 

About ten miles northwest of 
Lake Forest is located a small vil- 
lage styled Diamond Lake. A 
stranger passing through this retired 
and secluded hamlet would consider 
it very insignificant, and, from a 
commercial point of view, it is of 
little importance; but just north of 
the village there is one of the pret- 
tiest of the many lakes which unite 
to give our county its name. 

The Lake is fitly called Diamond, 
for its sparkling water gives the sur- 
face the appearance of countless 
gems constantly changing position. 
It is a mile long and about two- 
thirds of a mile wide. Its sloping 
shores are covered with trees, while 
water-lilies and yellow cow-lilies in 
profusion dot its surface during 



their season, and rushes grow along 
the edge. There is a small hotel 
close beside the lake, and a little 
further away, a pavilion for the use 
of picnic parties. Boats can be hired 
at any time during the summer, and 
altogether it is one of the finest 
places in this whole region for social 
parties, picnics, and pleasure seekers 
who enjoy the beauty and silent 
grandeur of natural scenery. It is 
a most charming place for class 
picnics, as scores of our Alumni can 

The second article in this number 
of the Stentor will doubtless be 
welcomed by many of our former 
students, as it will recall to their 
minds the person of its writer, the 
loving friend of former years, whose 
untimely death is one of the many 
inexplicable mysteries of Providence. 
He went from us last summer in the 
full pride of a healthy, vigorous 
manhood, with prospects before him 
of a future career which could not 
have been brighter. We had such 
trust in his abilities that it seemed 
these hopes must certainly be real- 
ized. Yet, when we think of that 
life, ended before the season of 
active work had begun, we are 
brought to realize the capabilities 
for good of any mind, even during 
this formative period of college life. 

Henry Tennyson Peare was a 
man whose good influences ended 
not with his life, but all who have 
been his close friends must bear with 
them, as the mementos of that friend- 
ship, the helping influences that he 
exerted. We feel that we are better 

for having known him; we have a 
higher conception of true manhood. 
Surely, he can not have lived in vain 
of whom this may be said. 



No more " annuals! " 

No more oral display examina- 
tions commencement week! 

Prof, and Mrs. Kelsey entertained 
the young ladies of Mitchell Hall at 
tea Saturday evening, May 2Sth. 

The new Presbyterian church, 
begun last fall, is completed, and is a 
grateful change from the old edifice. 

Rush Medical College and the 
Northwestern Dental Surgical Col- 
lege have been formally united with 
the Lake Forest University system. 

Two hundred volumes from the 
library of the late Prof. Francis, of 
the Harvard Divinity School, have 
been recently received into the 
college libraiy. 

The Glee Club has practiced twice 
a week all the term, and is now pre- 
pared to sing anything from " A 
Hole in the Bottom of the Sea," to 
" The Soldier's Farewell." 

May 6, 1SS7, being the date of 
Mrs. Boners crystal wedding, the 
young ladies of Mitchell Hall pre- 
sented her with a. beautiful vase 
filled with her favorite roses. 

Tuesday evening, May 17, the 
members of the Art Institute, of 
Lake Foi-esl, met in the Mitchell 
Hall parlors and listened to an in- 
teresting lecture on " Archaic Greek 
Art," by Prof. Zenos. 


The Greek Club, under direction 
of Prof. Zenos, is making a very 
interesting study of the historians of 
the Post-classical period in Greek 
literature. The course of reading 
this year comprised Plutarch and 

As Commencement draws nigh 
the Juniors begin to feel their im- 
portance, and they look forward 
with mingled feelings of hope and 
joy to the time when they will tread 
the campus as Seniors, ornamented 
with the black silk tile. 

Examinations for admission to the 
College will be held on June 28 and 
29, this, year, at Chicago, Peoria, 
Springfield, Milwaukee, Indianapo- 
lis, Kalamazoo, Marquette, Dubu- 
que, St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas 
City, Omaha, and Denver. 

The following absurd report is 
going the rounds. We advise our 
readers to skip it: — 

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JJI.W AljS.lSAUl^ 3q} III }U3pU}S A".13A9 

:reqi Sop .nj[[op .inoj e puu uicaao 
so; jo qsip v .isSbav n t 3AV l u 9 

In mathematics: Professor — "Will 
you construct the curve of the cy- 
cloid upon the blackboard?" First 
Student — " Can't make it, Profes- 
sor." Professor— "Next!" Second 
Student — " I pass too." Professor — 
" That remains to be seen after ex- 
amination!" Student thinks that it 
is a bad deal all around. 

The great telescope of the Chicago 
Astronomical Society will soon be 
removed to Lake Forest, and mount- 
ed in a new observatory, which is to 
be built here with all the modern 

improvements, and which will prob- 
ably be situated between the College 
and the cemetery. This telescope 
ranks fourth among the best tele- 
scopes in America. 

Friday evening, April 1 5, Miss 
Jennie Durand gave an informal 
reception to the members and 
.younger friends of the Athenaean 
Society. With games, music, and 
conversation the evening passed all 
too soon. The guests went away 
delighted with their entertainment 
and agreeing that the hostess was 
skilled in the art of entertaining. 

The young ladies of the Sopho- 
more class gave their gentlemen 
classmates a high tea on Thursday 
evening, the 26th of May, at 
McCormick's Point on the lake 
bluff. The boys did full justice to 
the edibles, which were of the best, 
as usual, and, after a stroll along the 
beach, the class attended an enter- 
tainment at Ferry Hall. The Sophs 
are confident, as they always have 
been, that the class of '89 is the finest 
in the University. 

Friday evening, April 22, was the 
date of the open meeting of the 
Zeta Epsilon Society. The chapel 
was filled with an audience which 
listened to a pleasing program of 
exercises. All were then invited to 
a reception on the fourth floor. 
There the garret had been tastefully 
hung with evergreens, concealing 
the bare boards, and Chinese lanterns 
illuminated the scene, making all in 
all a very pleasant reception room. 
Refreshments were served and 
everyone enjoyed the occasion very 



Thursday evening, May 12, an 
amateur opera company of local 
talent produced the pleasing operetta, 
" The Doctor of Alcantara," to an 
audience of seventy-five invited 
guests at the residence of Mr. Cal- 
vin Durand. The improvised stage 
was well appointed and tastily dec- 
orated. All the actors were pecu- 
liarly suited to their respective parts, 
and the acting and singing was ex- 
cellent. For two hours the company 
was highly entertained, and all who 
were present hope that the first ap- 
pearance of this company will not be 
its last. 

One day a poor Freshman sat in 
his room, congratulating himself up- 
on his recent escape from some tor- 
menting Sophomores or other evils, 
when he heard a gentle knock at his 
door. " Who in thunder's there ? " 
shouts Freshy, reaching mechani- 
callv for his water-pail. Hearing no 
answer he strikes a defiant attitude 
and exclaims: "Stay out, confound 
you! If you come in here I'll duck 
you!" A still, small voice sounds 
from without, " Kelsey." Tableau 
errectce comceque within; Freshy 
rushes to the door and endeavors to 
explain, while the worthy professor 
conceals his sense of the ridiculous. 

Two parties from Lake Forest 
started in May for Europe. The 
first was composed of Mr. and Mrs. 
Dwight and their two daughters; 
the second comprised Mr. and Mrs. 
H. C. Durand, daughter Daisy, and 
niece Miss Jennie Durand. The 
latter was a member of the Class of 
'89 in the College, and nearly all 
her classmates, with '-elatives and 

other friends, were at the train to 
bid her good-bye and wish her a 
delightful year. Though glad she 
was able to go, yet all were sorry to 
see depart from among us a young 
lady so universally popular as Miss 

Of late it has been the habit of 
some of the Academy boys to come 
over to the College dormitory at 
night, after every one is sound asleep, 
and amuse themselves by kicking in 
doors, and throwing about the halls 
such trifles as sods, stones, or any- 
thing available, and then fleeing 
before the righteous indignation of 
the disturbed sleepers. We cannot 
expect much else of the babes, but 
we give them fair warning that Lee 
has loaded his self-cocking, spring- 
halt six-shooter, Welch has charged 
his squirt-gun, and Halsey has un- 
sheathed his bread-knife, while 
"Pat" sleeps with both eyes and his 
mouth wide open, and further dep- 
redators of this variety will have to 
run the gauntlet of the vigilance 

As the editor was sitting in his 
den one calm evening not long since, 
he was aroused by a knock at the 
door, and upon opening it there 
entered two Academy boys, pale and 
breathless. Each sank into a chair 
and began to tell an exciting tale of 
a hair-breadth escape from the prin- 
cipal of the Academv. The boys 
had been strolling about the Ferry 
Hall grounds when their imagination, 
heightened by the consciousness that 
they were subjects for demerits, per- 
ceived their worthy principal close at 
hand. An exciting chase followed, 



in which the pursuer showed signs 
of speed never dreamed of by his 
fleeing pupils. After a long run the 
fugitives escaped to tell of their 
good luck, and to marvel at the 
alacrity of their principal. The 
next morning it was ascertained that 
a bold Sophomore from Wisconsin 
had been impersonating the good 
Doctor. We compliment the Soph, 
upon his full beard and general good 
looks, and admonish the "Cads" 
that their principal has something to 
do beside chasing them away from 
the Seminary. 

In Soph'tnore Greek class, one warm 
The " Stub " was dreaming of the hour 

When Evanston, engaged in play, 
Should tremble at his power. 

In dreams he made a three-base hit 
And on third base he squarely lit; 

Then sneaked his "home" on a passed 
Amid the applause and praise of all. 

In Soph'more Greek class, that same day, 
With dignity and wonted ease, 

Professor Zenos held full sway, 
While some poor Soph's dry brain he'd 

For derivations, roots of verbs, 
Or other more perplexing herbs, 

And heard the girls give from the pony 
Translations fine, but oh, so " Bohny." 

An hour passed on; the "Stub'' awoke; 
That bright dream was his last! 

He woke to hear Professor shriek, 
"Wake up! Wake up! 'Tis Greek! 'Tis 
Greek! " 

He woke to flunk, mid student's howl, 
And shout, and groan, and tutor's scowl, 

And questions falling thick and fast 
As lightnings from the mountain cloud. 

An unfortunate and ponyless 
youth in a New York school recent- 

ly wrote to Prof. Kelsey as follows: 
Dear Sir: — I enclose a postal 
card and please let me know if you 
have any translation books for your 
first book in your Caesar's Gallic 
War, and let me know the price of 
them apiece. Yours truly, 

Prof. K. hastened to inform him 
that he had never examined a trans- 
lation of Caesar, and had none in his 
possession. Poor youth! " So near 
and yet so far! " For if he had only 
written to the Freshmen who study 
special Latin, they would no doubt 
have closed out to him their equines 
of Caesar at less than cost, as they 
are now pursuing with cavalry the 
wily Cicero. 

The Athenaean and Zeta Epsilon 
Literary Societies held a joint meet- 
ing on Friday evening, June 3, in 
the Zeta Epsilon hall. The program 
comprised a song by the Glee Club, 
declamation by Mr. G. H. Steele, 
paper by Messrs. Welch and Dickin- 
son, oration by Mr. G. A. Wilson, 
debate upon question, Would Home 
Rule Benefit Ireland? Aff., Messrs. 
Lee and Jackson; Neg., Messrs. 
Gallwey and Johnson; song by the 
Glee Club. The performances were 
interesting, and the audience filled 
the hall. The debate proved the 
exciting event of the evening, for 
there were two Irishmen on the 
negative, and they had seventeen 
pies up on the decision of the judges. 
They obtained their side of the 
question and the pies, though bribery 
was rumored. This was the second 
joint meeting of these societies this 
year. Both meetings have proved 



profitable, and have strengthened 
the good feeling between the 

L. F. U. B. B.C. 

The national game is receiving 
this year the interest it deserves in 
Lake Forest. Our ball club was 
admitted to the Northwestern 
College League this season and was 
scheduled for two games with each 
of the other clubs comprising the 
league, — Evanston, Racine, Madi- 
son and Beloit. 

The object of this league is not 
the training of future professionals 
or the rousing of jealous rivalry; it 
aims rather to make the students of 
the different colleges acquainted with 
each other, to arouse college spirit, 
and to create interest in the greatest 
of all athletic games. 

The members of the L. F. U. 
club this season are S. S. Durand, 
catcher; A. F. Yohe, pitcher; E. S. 
Wells, first base; W. G. Wise, 
second base; W. O. O'Neill, third 
base; W. Norton, short stop; K. 
Becker, right field; T. W. Marsh, 
center field; S. A. Benedict, left 
field; A.Warren, scorer. 

The initial game of our club 
was played on the home grounds, 
with Evanston, on Saturday, May 
yth. The game was Evanston's 
up to the eighth inning, when our 
boys rallied at the bat and six of 
them crossed the plate. In the ninth, 
Evanston retired with a goose-egg, 
and the score stood thirteen to eight 
in favor of Lake Forest. 

The following Saturday our boys 
went to Racine. There they found 

a most gentlemanly set of young 
men, who met them at the train, 
showed them about the fine college 
grounds, treated them to a good 
dinner, and — defeated them at ball 
by the humiliating score of twenty- 
five to six. 

Saturday, May 21, the Madison 
team came to play at Lake Forest. 
The first half of the game was a 
close one, but costly errors by our 
boys gave the game to Madison by 
a score of nineteen to eleven. The 
champions are probably the heaviest 
team in the league, and it could 
hardly be expected that the}- would 
not beat Lake Forest. However, 
they acknowledged after the game 
that we surprised them, for they 
thought to defeat us easily, as did 
the Evanstons. 

Saturday, May 2S, the Beloits 
(gentlemen, every one of them) 
crossed bats with our nine on the 
home' grounds. The game proved 
the most exciting of the season, as 
eleven innings were played before 
the visitors gained a hard earned 
victory with the score of twelve to 

The next Saturday morning the 
home club started on its Wisconsin 
trip to play at Beloit and Madison. 
A pleasant ride of four hours 
brought them to Beloit in time for 
dinner, after which- they played a 
good game of ball. Fielding- and 
good work at the willow won the 
game for the wearers of the blue and 
white, by a score of nine to seven. 
Norton's running catch and double 
play,and Durand's batting were alike 
fine, and won merited applause. 


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The crowd, composed largely of 
students, was very well mannered, 
and our boys say they -would just as 
soon play in Beloit as at home. The 
club staid in Beloit over Sunday, 
enjoying the companionship of the 
students there, all of whom appear 
to be fine young men. 

Monday morning, June 6, the 
nine went to Madison, where they 
were pleasantly received. In the 
afternoon they played a very poor 
game of ball, giving the Madisons 
the game with twenty-three runs to 
their credit, while L. F. U. obtained 
but four. The battery did most of 
the work for Lake Forest, which 
seemed to be completely demoralized 
as a club. In spite of the fact that 
the boys were so badly beaten, they 
all enjoyed the trip and will look 
forward with pleasure to the time 
when they can go again. 


The club had its picture taken at 
Beloit, immediately after the game. 

Mr. Chas. Holt accompanied the 
ball club on its Wisconsin trip, and 
shouted for L. F. U. 

" Tommy " Norton went fishing 
while at Beloit. He says the only 
fish he caught was a mud turtle. 
" Tommy " may not be much at 
catching fish, but he can catch flies 
quite well, we have noticed. 

The College indulged in a half 
holiday Decoration Day. The Wads- 
worth ball nine came over to play 
our nine in the afternoon, but rain 
prevented the game. 

The second Beloit game was 
played with but three errors to the 
credit of L. F. U. 

Ikey — Ikey — Yah-yah-yah — L.F. 
U. ! Base ball has aroused college 
spirit to such an extent that we now 
have a college yell as a consequence. 
It was first given at Beloit by the 
victorious nine. 

A funny incident occurred in the 
Madison game at Lake Forest. A 
foul went up, and the Madison 
catcher, in following it, ran into the 
scorers' table. For a minute the air 
was full of legs, arms, score books, 
and other movable articles. The 
catcher was the first to rise and re- 
surrect the ball from the debris, 
while the crowd roared and the 
scorers readjusted their chattels. 

Of the games played by the 
Northwestern College League up to 
this writing, Madison has won six 
and lost one, Racine has won five 
and lost two, Beloit has won two and 
lost five, Lake Forest has won two 
and lost four, and Evanston has won 
two and lost five. Evanston will 
probably foot the league this year, 
as all the games she has won have 
been protested. 


The Chestnut Nine has concluded 
not to play the Detroits this sum- 

Public rhetoricals were fair. 
" What can't be cured must be en- 

The placard with " Kindergar- 
ten" on it, which appeared on the 
outside of the Academy some weeks 
ago, has been taken in. 

It is hereby officially announced 
that the "Witch's Korcet " will not 


be rendered in public again. Those 
who have their regrets handy will 
please send them in. 

Two Academy boys joined in the 
hymn in chapel the other morning. 
The kind principal recognized their 
efforts, and gave them an hour extra 
study apiece. 

It is generally undei - stood that 
"Julius," the pie-man, has excellent 
pies. He aims to keep the fresh arti- 
cle. When those on hand begin to get 
old, he notifies the College Fresh- 
men, and they in turn notify the 
Ferry Hall Juniors; then the two 
classes co-educate and clear out the 
old stock at the barn where the pies 
are retailed. " So runs the world 

Life is not entirely made up of its 
joys, for the festive mumps are still 
at large. They seem to make no 
discrimination between man and 
man. For a week the banner alge- 
bra class was without its accustomed 
head, Prof. Vance being exiled to 
the shades of Wisconsin, a sorry 
victim of this disaffection. Mr. 
Heuver, of the College, taught dur- 
ing his absence. 

Viewed from a serious standpoint, 
the current year at the Academy has 
been a very satisfactory one. Affairs 
have, perhaps, been more quiet than 
in former years, but none the less 
pleasant on that account. It has been 
a year of hard study on the part of 
most of the students; and it is doubt- 
ful if any Academy in the land can 
show a better record, taking into 
consideration the requirements of the 
curriculum. The principal and his 

assistants have made things as pleas- 
ant as possible, and deserve praise 
for their success. The frequent 
entertainments at Ferry Hall, and 
the many courtesies which the 
students have received from the peo- 
ple of Lake Forest, have combined 
to make the past year exceedingly 

The night was dark and the street 
leading to the " Sem " was wrapped 
in the gloom occasioned by a Lake 
Forest street lamp, when a young 
man in a gray suit and a cane might 
have been heard restlessly pacing the 
network of loose planks called by 
courtesy a sidewalk. " Will she 
come?" he muttered; "She wrote 
that she would meet me here; ah, 
she comes! " * * " How did you 
get out?" said he, as a fair figure 
appeared in the gloaming. "Sh!" 
said a soft voice; "I escaped by the 
laundry window." " Will you take 
my arm?" The deed was done, and 
congratulations and compliments 
were passed. O blissful moments! O 
illusion soon to be rudely dispelled ! 
Deceit, thy name is " Cad." For lo, 
as they were strolling, the light of a 
falling star disclosed to the fond 
gaze of the enraptured Trojan the 
face, not of the graceful Seminary 
girl, but of a bold, bad " Cad." 
"Sold, by gosh!" exclaimed the 
deluded youth, while an ambuscade, 
composed of " Deak " and numerous 
other " Cads," rose from all sides, 
and pandemonium reigned. Then 
did the grey suit sadly depart 
through the gloom to muse on the 
vanity of life and the price of 


A short time ago the silver-plated 
bell at the Academy " eloped " with 
the " Sem " bell,— that is, the call 
bell, not one of the belles that is 
called on. It is rumored that the 
dining-hall bell also went along to 
keep them company. If any should 
meet this stray trio, please send 
notice of their whereabouts to head- 
quarters at once. 


The Ferry Hall girls usually look 
forward to the spring term as the 
most enjoyable one of the whole 
year.. They have not been greatly 
disappointed in the spring of '87. 

Mr. Larned favored the students 
of Lake Forest by giving them an 
entertaining lecture at the beginning 
of the term upon the great French 
artist, Millet. 

Tlje regular pupils' recital took 
place May 6th. Not only the 
pupils of Mr. and Mrs. De Prosse, 
but also those of Miss Fisher took 
part in the entertainment. 

The musical and literary enter- 
tainment held May 26th was very 
much enjoyed by those present. 
Miss Jennie Baker's playing was 
especially appreciated. 

We judge that the socials given 
after the various entertainments held 
at Ferry Hall were very acceptable 
to the College and Academy students. 

The Ferry Hall girls have 
thoroughly appreciated the great 
privilege of watching the games 
between the L. F. U. ball nine and 
the nines of other colleges. 

The ravines and the banks over- 
looking the lake seem to be favorite 
resorts since the flowers put in their 
appearance; though some persons 
might be sarcastic enough to remark 
that some of the flowers were of a 
peculiar growth. 

To envious outsiders the botany 
class of this year appears to have a 
great deal of fun mixed in with 
the work of procuring specimens. 
The class enjoyed their trip to Lake 
Eluff, where, besides finding many 
flowers, they enjoyed a boat ride and 
ate as many onions as they desired. 

During the absence of the princi- 
pal some of the " Sems" determined 
to have a feast. So after making 
all due arrangements they adjourned 
to the cupola. The feast was at its 
height when one of the faculty, who 
by some mistake had not been in- 
vited, came suddenly upon the 
revellers. The feast was ended 

The Juniors went astronomizing 
on Thursday evening, June 9, after 
the recital. Each was provided 
with an escort, which was very 
thoughtful in someone, for it left the 
worthy professor nothing to do but 
point out the constellations with his 
cane. After gaining an accurate 
knowledge of the heavenly bodies 
the observers returned to the Hall, 
and dispersed just as the lights in the 
dining-room were extinguished. 

Through the kindness of Mr. 
DeProsse the students have enjoyed 
the rare privilege of spending several 
delightful evenings with some of the 
old musical composers. The even- 


ing that he introduced us to George 
Frederick Handel, Mr. DeProsse 
was assisted by Miss Claussenius, of 
Chicago, who charmed all by sing- 
ing English, German and Italian 
songs. The pleasure of the evening 
spent with Felix Mendelssohn Bar- 
tholdy was greatly enhanced by the 
music furnished by Miss Jennie 
Dura-d, Mr. DeProsse, and Mr. 
J. J. Murphy. The audience gave 
more than their usual attention to 
Miss Durand's playing, knowing 
that it would be some time before 
they would again have the pleasure 
of hearing her. Thursday evening, 
June 9, Prof. De Prosse, assisted by 
Mr. Wyatt McGaffey, basso, and 
several pupils, gave a Haydn and 
Mozart musicale. All the playing 
was good, and Mr. McGaffey's sing- 
ing was highly appreciated by the 
audience, which persisted in hearing 
him again and again. 

We frequently hear of " wars and 
rumors of wars," but it seldom 
devolves upon us to chronicle a con- 
flict such as occurred at Ferry Hall 
a short time since. The girls had 
agreed to have a sham battle, so, 
when all the world was supposed to 
be wrapped in slumber, the bugle- 
call sounded from a tin whistle and 
the contending forces repaired to the 
scene of the strife in the upper story. 
The battle began on the left wing, 
from which some of the feathers 
were detached, but the conflict soon 
became general, and, the sham being 
cast to the winds, weapons were 
unsheathed and the thick air was 
filled with flying missiles. One brave 
heroine after another falls to the 

ground under the mighty blows 
from some opposing sister's pillow. 
Fierce and long the battle rages, un- 
til a voice at the foot of the stairs 
demands " the reason for that noise." 
The troops are assembled- and 
marched into the guard-house below. 
There are none killed, but many 
missing. Those unfortunate enough 
to get into the guard-house paid the 
penalty by being obliged to study an 
hour or so, and at 3:30 a. m. all was 
quiet once more. Thus did the 
mighty battle cease and the threaten- 
ing war-cloud dissolve into a mere 
mist, as light as a feather. 


The program for Commencement 
week is as follows: 

Sunday, June 19: Baccalaureate 
sermon by President Roberts at 
10:30; address before the Y. M. 
C. A., by Rev. J. H. Barrows, D. D., 
at 7 : 45 . 

Monday, June 20: Closing ex- 
ercises of the Academ}' at S p. m. 

Tuesday, June 21: Annual 
concert of Ferry Hal!, 3 p. m.; prize 
contest in oratory, at S p. m. 

Wednesday, June 22: Com- 
mencement exercises, 10 a. m.; in- 
auguration of President Roberts, 
with addresses by Hon. Wm. Bross, 
Rev. S.J. MacPherson, D. D., and 
Rev. Herrick Johnson, D. D., 13 
m.; alumni banquet, 2 p. m.; Presi- 
dent's reception, S p. m. 


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Probably no medical institution in 
the West has been longer or better 
known than Rush Medical College. 
In the forty-four years that students 
and practicipners have passed in and 
out of her doors, the medical pro- 
fession and public at large have 
learned to honor and revere her 
name, and no medical college in the 
West can to-day offer as good ad- 
vantages for a thorough and practi- 
cal education in medicine and surgery. 
The faculty includes many of Chi- 
cago's most eminent men, among 
whom may be mentioned J. Adams 
Allen, M. D., LL. D., President; 
Moses Gunn, M. D., LL.D., whose 
name as a surgeon is a household 
word in the West; William H. 
Byford, A. M., M. D., professor of 
gynecology; Henry M. Lvman, A. 
M., M. D. physiology and nervous 
diseases; Walter S. Haine=, A. M. 
M. D., chemistry, pharmacy and 
toxicology; J. Nevins Hyde, A. M. 
M. D., skin and venereal diseases 

The college building is beautifully 
located in one of the most healthful 
quarters of the city, at the corner of 
West Harrison and Wood streets, 
and from its situation commands the 
most complete hospital advantages 
of any in the city. Opposite the 
college stands the Cook County 
Hospital, erected at an expense of 
nearly a million dollars, and where 
last year alone over two thousand 
patients were treated. In the hos- 
pital building, the Necropsy Theater, 
where hundreds of surgical oper- 
ations are performed, is open to the 
students who desire to attend. 

The Presbyterian hospital contain- 
ing sixty cots is built contiguous to 
the college building, and affords 
unrivaled .clinical advantages to all 
the students. Positions of interne in 
both these hospitals are open to 
students. The Central Free Dis- 
pensary, where many thousands of 
patients are treated annually,occupies 
the first floor of the College building. 

The courses of instruction are 
thorough in every particular, the 
three years course being especially 
adapted to students from literary in- 
stitutions who have never entered 
upon a previous medical course. 

Within the past few weeks Rush 
Medical College has united with 
Lake Forest University in order to 
still further elevate her rank as a 
first class institution of learning. 

This union will tend to raise the 
genera] tone and standing of the 
college and bring to her halls a larger 
proportion of students who are 
graduates of literary colleges, and 
men who will, in the years to come, 
prove an honor to their alma mater- 
With such bright prospects opening 
before her, Rush may congratulate 
herself that in the future, more than 
ever, she is to stand first in rank and 
influence as a western medical 
college, and that in the years to 
come the two institutions thus united 
will prove to be a source of mutual 
support and strength to one another. 
Long live Rush ! 


Yohe is doing good work in the 
L. F. U. ball nine and already has 

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the reputation of being the best 
pitcher in the College League. 

Although the spring term has 
closed, a few of the class still haunt 
the old halls — " the cream of the 

Some one please start a new song 
next fall. " He Will Quiz us," and 
that " Sea Hole " are chestnuts. 

*' What's the matter with G ro- 
ver?" "Oh, he's all right!" For 
further particulars inquire of the 
dark browed Scalpel wielder in the 
Phys. Lab. 

The R. M. C. youth, whom 
" gentle Mary " embraced at the 
asylum, is improving. Union has 
taken place in both clavicles, and the 
five fractured ribs are doing as well 
as could be expected. 

" Uncle Allen " has gone abroad 
for his health it is claimed, yet those 
who know best say that he is gather- 
ing up a choice and carefully select- 
ed stock of new stories for the " fall 

Absent minded medical youth (for- 
merly a barber) who has just finished 
clipping a " stiff's " head. " Sea 
foam, sir? " 

Old Grimes is gone, that good old soul, 
We ne'er shall see him more — 
• He used to grasp his tailor shears 
And revel in the gore. 

" Who threw that over-shoe?" 

" How many remember which 
blade of the forceps goes under- 
neath ? " 


'79. Dr. H. P. Safford is in Dr. 
Strong's Remedial Institute, Sara- 
toga Springs, N.Y. He was gradu- 
ated in 1SS6 from the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, New York 
City, and spent the winter of 18S5-6 
in the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hos- 

'So. Rev. Paul Bergen is a foreign 
missionary at Chenanfoo, China. He 
and his wife, formerly Miss McKin- 
ney, of 'S3, are earnest and success- 
ful workers. In order to facilitate 
their work, they have both adopted 
the Chinese dress, even to the queue 
for Mr. Bergen. 

'So. Rev. Fred L. Forbes is set- 
tled in Monticello, 111., as pastor of 
the Presbyterian church. 

'So. Rev. W. O. Forbes is preach- 
ing at Albina, Oregon. 

'So. Mrs. Anna Farwell DeKoven 
is living in Chicago. 

'So. Mrs. Josephine W. Bates is 
in Kansas City, Mo. 

'Si. Frank S.Jewett is doing good 
work as city missionary in Chicago. 
His brother and classmate, Fred, died 
soon after being graduated. 

'Si. Mrs. Anna Rhea Wilson is a 
missionary in Tabriz, Persia. She 
enters upon the mission work in her 
native city with the promise of great 
usefulness. Rev. Samuel Wilson 
had been a missionary in Tabriz for 
some years before he returned and 
married Miss Rhea. 

'Si. Miss Charlotte Skinner is at 
home in Lake Forest. 


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'Si. H. M. Stanley spent the 
school year 1SS1-2 in Union Theo- 
logical Seminary. The two follow- 
ing years he spent in Andover Semi- 
nar}-. During the year 18S4-5 ^ ie 
attended Harvard Divinity School, 
and was awarded the Morgan Philo- 
sophical Fellowship for the year 
1SS5-6. During the present year he 
has filled, temporarily, the chair of 
mental science in the College. 

'S2. Rev. Enos P. Baker is preach- 
ing in Midland, Mich. 

'S2. Mrs. Etta Vaughn Groeneveld 
is in Deer Lodge, Mont. Rev. 
Groeneveld is pastor of the church, 
and at the same time professor in 
the College of Montana. Mr. and 
Mrs. G. claim the liveliest and of 
course the prettiest little " tot " that 
any of the alumni can boast of. 

'S3. Rev. J. W. Millar has been 
called to preach at Onarga, 111. He 
was graduated from McCormick 
Theological Seminary last April. 

'S3. K.J. L. Ross, when last heard 
from, was in the insurance business 
with his father in Portland, Oregon. 

'S3. Miss Elizabeth B. Gardner is 
Mrs. J. J. Halsey. 

'84. W. B. Hotchkiss is business 
manager of " The Daily and Weekly 
Beacon," Wichita, Kas. After his 
graduation he entered the service of 
the Associated Press in Chicago. 
Here he remained until Dec, 1SS5. 
He was then appointed agent of the 
same institution at St. Louis. This 
position he held until March, 1S87, 
when he became one-third owner of 
the " Wichita Beacon." 

'84. H. H. Clark is manager of 
the business of H. S. Clark & Co. 
The firm manufactures and deals in 
linseed oil and oil cake, and in con- 
nection with this business they grind 
mixed paints. They have factories 
at Mendota and Decatur, 111. 

'S4. On April 14th last, at Maren- 
go, 111., Rev. N. D. Hillis and Miss 
Annie L. Patrick were married. 
Both were of the class of '84. Mr. 
Hillis was graduated from McCor- 
mick Theological Seminary last 
April, and was called to the First 
Presbyterian Church of Peoria, 111., 
where he was ordained May 3d, and 
installed as pastor May 13th. 

'84. Rev. A. E.Jack has finished 
his course in Princeton Seminary, 
and is preaching at Long Branch, 

'84. Rev. E. W. St. Pierre is 
booked for the foreign mission work 
in Persia. He was graduated from 
McCormick Seminary in April, 
and is supplying, for the summer, 
the pulpit of Dr. Meade Williams, 
of Princeton, 111. Mr. St. Pierre 
will be ordained in Lake Forest next 
fall, and, it is reported, will be mar- 
ried before sailing. 

'84. Miss Badger has become Mrs. 
F. W. Kelsey. 

'84. Miss Lily Reid is expected to 

return soon from Europe, where she 

has spent the year with her father's 


'85. Rev. Thomas Barr has been 

called to the Presbyterian pulpit in 

Beloit, Wis. He spent the year 

1SS5-6 in Princeton Seminary, but 

was obliged to quit study on account 



of his failing health. He has mar- 
ried Miss Balch, who was also of '85. 

'S5. A. C. McNeil is in business 
with his brothers in Chicago. 

'85. H. W. Sutton is principal of 
public schools in Stockton, Kas. He 
is retained for the coming year. 

'85. S. F. Vance and A. C. Wen- 
ban have, during the past two years, 
been the successful first and second 
assistants in the Academy. 

'85. Miss Anderson is at home in 
Lake Forest. 

'S6. W. E. Bates has been teach- 
ing school during the year, near his 
home in Kansas. He is now taking 
a carriage ride across the plains to 

~"&6. B. D. Holter and George 
Thompson are in Princeton Semi- 

'S6. Miss Mitchell is teaching at 
Anna, 111. She is retained for an- 
other year. 

'"S>6. Miss Mary Taylor has been 
teaching in Lake Forest public 

Faculty — Dr. Roberts has lately 
been supplying the pulpit of Dr. J. 
H. Worcester in the sixth church of 
Chicago. Fie will spend a part of 
the summer at Saratoga and in the 
White Mountains. Fie expects to 
meet Dr. McCosh upon the trip. 
Princeton lately conferred the degree 
of LL.D. upon Dr. Roberts. 

Professor Halsey expects to spend 
a few weeks in Minnesota and along 
the shores of Lake Superior. 

Professor Kelsey and his wife will 
visit in the East during 1 the vacation. 

A second edition of the professor's 
" Caesar," and a third edition of his 
" De Amictia," will soon be pub- 

Professor Zenos and Dr. Wilson 
will probably remain in Lake Forest 
during the summer. 

Professor Griffin, it is rumored, 
will geologize in the North. 

Professor McCalla will attend the 
convention of microscopists, which is 
held at Pittsburgh, Pa., in August. 

The following appointments to 
positions in the University have been 
announced: Prof. J. Mark Baldwin 
(of Princeton), chair of Psychology, 
Metaphysics, and Logic; Prof. 
Arthur C. Dawson (of Beloit), chair 
of Modern Languages; Prof. Levi 
Seeley (formerly of the Albany 
Normal School, N. Y.), Principal of 
Ferry Hall; Mrs. Mills, Instructor 
in Ancient Languages, Ferry Hall; 
Miss Person, Instructor in Mathe- 
matics, Ferry Hall; Miss Calhoun, 
Instructor in English, Ferry Hall. 
Prof. Baldwin is a graduate of 
Princeton, where he was awarded 
a scholarship in philosophy. He 
afterwards studied at Berlin, and, re- 
turning to this country, has for two 
years been a member of the Prince- 
ton faculty. His principal literary 
work is a translation of Ribot's 
" German Psychology of To-day," 
which has been highly praised. 
Prof. A. C. Dawson is a graduate 
from Swarthmore College, Phila- 
delphia, of the class of '79. He then 
spent two years in travel and study 
abroad. As professor of modern 
langiuisfes, first at Swarthmore Col- 


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lege and then at Beloit, he has been 
very successful. He is a frequent 
contributor of poems, stories, and 
translations to the leading periodi- 
cals-. Of his writings, the Boston 
Literary World says: " Prof. Daw- 
son's entire work is characterized by 
fine mental and moral tone, and ex- 
quisite literary finish. His work in 
translation has been highly praised 
by Victor Hugo." Prof. Levi 
Seeley is a practical educator. After 
his graduation at the Albany Nor- 
mal School, he was for ten years a 
successful principal of Union Schools 
in New York .State. Pie then went 
abroad for three years and made a 
careful study of foreign educational 
methods. He visited nearly two 
hundred schools and universities, and 
made the acquaintance of the leading 
educators of Germany, Norway, 
Sweden, Denmark, and Austria. In 
1S86, he received the degree of 
Ph. D. from the University of Leip- 
sic. Plis thesis on The American 
School System, from the Standpoint 
of German Pedagogics, has been 
recognized as a contribution of great 
value to American educational litera- 

Trustees — Hon. William Bross, 
while on a trip through Kansas, not 
long since, discovered the skeleton 
of a mastodon. 

Rev. Thomas H. Skinner, D. D., 
has recently returned from New 
York, where he went as a member 
of the committee to consider the 
matter of lay-preaching. 

Plon. Homer N. Hibbard is presi- 
dent of the newly organized Fort 
Dearborn Xat'l Bank, of Chicago. 

Sylvester Lind, for whom the 
University was originally named, is 
an esteemed citizen of Lake Forest. 

Hon. C. B. Farwell was received 
by the Senate with the appreciation 
due a Western man. He will spend 
the summer in his home at Lake 

Mr. Ezra J. Warner is daily ex- 
pected to return from Europe, where 
he has spent the past year. While 
in England he was presented to 
Queen Victoria. 

Mr. Jacob Beidler is an elder in 
the Jefferson Park Church, Chicago. 
He is a man who has found that the 
path of the just has led to the home 
of the millionaire. 

Dr. Herrick Johnson has lately re- 
turned from San Francisco, where 
he addressed a body of the Y. M. 
C. A. 

Rev. David J. Burrell, D. D., edits 
the Sunday-school lesson helps for 
the " Evangelist." 

Rev. Simon J. McPherson, D. D., 
assisted at the dedication of the new 
church in Lake Forest on June 10th. 
He will also assist at the inaugura- 
tion of Dr. Roberts, June 32d. 

Rev. John N. Freeman, of Mil- 
waukee, Wis., preaches in one of the 
finest church buildings in the West. 

Mr. Abram Poole will soon oc- 
cupy his summer residence in Lake 

Rev. Amos M. Kiehle of Milwau- 
kee, Wis., was appointed a member 
of the Board last June. 



Mr. Amzi Benedict is one of the 
members of the Board, who, being a 
resident of Lake Forest, and having 
a son in the college, always has a 
lively interest in the affairs of the 

Rev. Eli Corwin, D.D., of Racine, 
Wis., is a man in whose preaching 
there is never an uncertain sound. 
When he addresses the students, as 
he occasionally does, they feel that 
in him the fire of youth has not 
abated in its fervor, while it burns 
with a more genial and steady 
warmth because of his longer expe- 
rience of life. He has a daughter 
in the Freshman class of Ferry Hall. 

Miscellaneous: — Prof. Zenos 
was sent as a delegate from the 
Presbytery of Chicago to the Gen- 
eral Assembly at Omaha. When 
Greek meets Greek, it is said, then 
comes the tug of war; but when the 
Greek Professor meets the Doctors 
of Divinity, then there is delightful 
accord, and full reports to those of us 
who cannot attend this highest as- 
semblage of our church. 

Dr. Gregory does not regain his 
health in the Minnesota breezes as 
rapidly as his friends could wish. 
The cessation of work came none 
too soon. It is a question, however, 
whether it has come in fact. The 
Doctor is a man to whom rest in the 
form of idleness appears to be im- 
possible. He carries on the church 
work in a field which would other- 
wise be entirely unoccupied, and is 
active in the affairs of his county 
and state. 

Edgar Wilson, of the class of '8S, 
is in California. He was compelled 
to leave school at the end of the win- 
ter term of this year, on account of 
ill health. It is hoped that he will 
be sufficiently recovered to return 
and be graduated with the class of 

Miss Jennie S. Wilson, of '88, will 
spend the summer in New York, 
visiting with friends. 

Miss Rose Farwell will spend the 
summer traveling. 

Miss S. L. Mitchell, of '86, will 
spend commencement week in Lake 

Mr. S. F. Vance, of '85, will at- 
tend the Hebrew School at Evans- 
ton during - the vacation. 


The first college paper in this 
country was the Dartmouth Gazette, 
of which Daniel Webster was an 

The Glee Club of the University 
of Michigan made a successful 
western trip during the last vacation. 

There are said to be more gradu- 
ates of Yale engaged in journalism 
than of any other university in the 

Harvard is the oldest college in 
the country, Oberlin second, Colum- 
bia third, Michigan fourth, and Yale 

The Senior class at Princeton 
have decided to pay the expenses of 
lighting the college campus with 
electricitv as a class memorial. 



Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Prince- 
ton, Pennsylvania, Williams, and 
Amherst have professional trainers 
for their ball clubs. 

The trustees of Princeton have 
under consideration a proposition 
made by Dr. McCosh to transfer 
the college into a university. 

A young lady of Dickinson Col- 
lege was hissed at and otherwise 
abused because she entered for the 
Junior prize in oratory. 

Fifty per cent, of the past editors 
of the Harvard Crimson are said to 
be now engaged in journalism. 

Fraternities, in our western col- 
leges, at least, tend to hurt the base 
ball nines. This is where L. F. U. 
is free from danger, since it has no 
" Frats." 

The elective system at Harvard is 
said to have established a better 
feeling among the students toward 
the professors* 

Beloit expects a large influx of 
students next fall. Their new presi- 
dent, Dr. Eaton, is giving general 

The trophies of the Yale Foot 
Ball team are minature foot balls, 
an inch long and about half an inch 
in diameter, engraved with appropi"i- 
ate inscriptions. 

The inter-state oratorical contest 
held at Bloomington, Mav 5th, was 
won by a student of Knox College. 
The second prize was taken by a 
student of Wabash College, Indiana. 

At the North- Western University 
the " Sophs " stole the Juniors light 
plugs, and as a punishment the 
Juniors have ducked one Sophomore 

in Lake Michigan and intend to 
treat the whole class in a similar 
manner. — Bellevue College Star. 

The youngest man in the Fresh- 
man class at Yale is 15 years and 10 
months old; the eldest is 30 years 
and 2 months old. The average age 
of the class of '87 at commencement 
will be 22 years and 9 months. 

Thursday, of the Presbyterian 
General Assembly at Omaha, being 
Washington-Jefferson College day, 
was observed with appropriate exer- 
cises. About fifty of the Alumni 
were present, including Dr. Mar- 
quis, '57, the out-going moderator; 
Dr. J. T. Smith, '36, the newly 
elected moderator; Dr. Patterson, of 
the Philadelphia Journal; Rev. S. 
S. Wilson, of the Herald and Pres- 
byter, and other well known men. 
They had a banquet during the 
session of the assembly. — Bellevue 
College Star. 

Messrs. Wilder and Foreman, in 
their tour of the colleges of the 
United States in the interests of 
Foreign Missionaries, have found 
1,836 students willing and desirous 
to become Foreign Missionaries. 
The schools of Illinois furnish 2S4. 
Oberlin has given no names, this 
being the largest number from any 
one school. Among others, Amherst 
furnishes 25, Harvard 9, Princeton 
4S, McCormick Theological Sem- 
minary 31, Cornell 35, Lake Forest 
19, Evanston 6, and Michigan Uni- 
versity 30 names. Of course all may 
not go but a large per cent, will, and 
it shows what an interest there is in 
Foreign Missions throughout our 



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NO. 2. 


Let it be understood at the outset 
that we are not pleading for the in- 
troduction of the Sanskrit into the 
schedule of required studies either in 
the college curriculum or into any of 
the special courses leading to a first 
academic degree. The Sanskrit has 
always been content in the American 
College with a place among the elec- 
tives. In Eurojoe it is a university 
study and taken only by those who 
choose to do so. No one has ever 
put forth, nor is likely to put forth, 
in its behalf a claim to a more vital 
or essential place in the course. This 
place, however, it should hold; and 
in this place every encouragement 
should be afforded to its study. 
Other things being equal, students, 
especially those who intend to teach 
language, should be urged to choose 
it. Provision should be made for its 
thorough study through the posses- 
sion of all books necessary by all 
college libraries and through the of- 
fer of instruction in all Colleges. In 
fact no College should aspire to the 
name of " first class," " high grade," 
etc., without furnishing these facil- 

In itself the Sanskrit is worth 
studying as a highly developed lan- 

guage. All that has been urged in 
favor of the study of any language 
will hold true and in some respects 
with new force in respect to the 

Now the reasons for the study of 
the highly developed languages 
without losing their force have varied 
from time to time. In the earlier 
days of the modern era, when all 
that is valuable and original in Sci- 
ence, Philosophy and Art was to be 
found in the literatures of Greece 
and Rome, the languages of these 
countries together with the Hebrew, 
the tongue of the greater part of the 
Bible, were studied because they 
gave access to these stores of learn- 
ing, culture and devotion. As each 
of the modern European nations 
worked over the problems handled 
by the ancients and attained some 
perfection in literary and philosophical 
development, the necessity for study- 
ing the ancient tongues as channels 
of approach to the philosophical 
and literary treasures of the world 
was done away with. But this very 
development of modern thought and 
culture resulted in the enlargement 
of the sphere of knowledge and 
the establishment of a new twofold 


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necessity for the study of the so 
called dead languages. In the first 
place it drew the languages into the 
sphere of the knowable. It made it 
plain that linguistic study is just as 
much a part of science as Physiology 
or Astronomy, and therefore worthy 
of a place among the sciences. It 
aroused the desire to study language 
for its own sake. In the second 
place the larger sphere of knowledge 
made it necessary to discipline the 
mind, so that it might grapple with 
its larger number, variety and com- 
plication of departments; and as a 
mode of discipline the study of lan- 
guage was found exactly suited to 
this changed state of things. As a 
result,not only the study of the Latin, 
Greek and Hebrew is now more ex- 
tensively, pursued, but also some 
languages generally unknown and 
neglected hitherto, have been taken 
up with enthusiasm. Every one will 
call to mind the case of the Shemitic 
dialects and the remarkable revival of 
interest in them within a few years. 
Almost every College of importance 
deems it necessary now to offer in- 
struction in these. 

The same cause working some- 
what earlier made the introduction 
of the Sanskrit opportune, so that at 
the very outset this language won a 
large number of enthusiastic students. 
Morever,its relations to the Greek and 
Latin, the flood of light it threw on 
these, its own hoary antiquity, its 
complicated symmetry, the mystic 
chai - acter of the religions and civili- 
zations to which it opened the way, 
all combined in rendering it an allur- 
ing field of investigation. Besides, to 

the mere lover of linguistics it proved 
not an entirely new and uncultivated 
soil, but one which had been care- 
fully worked over. The first West- 
ern students of Sanskrit found a 
grammar already formulated and ar- 
ranged with great precision and reg- 
ularity ; the work to be done at the 
the start had all the attractions of "ad- 
advanced work " ; it was not burdened 
with the necesity of deciphering new 
and difficult documents or of arrang- 
ing facts given in confusion, or of ex- 
perimenting with theory after theory 
and principle after principle in the 
search for the key to a difficult situ- 
ation, a state of things which has 
hitherto deterred many from entering 
other similar fields, such as the As- 
syrian and Accadian. Then as soon 
as it was studied by scholars ac- 
quainted with the other members of 
the same family of speech it made it 
plain that a careful comparative study 
of these all would result in the ex- 
planation on a scientific basis of their 
relations and characteristics. Thus 
the science of Comparative Philology 
came into existence as a consequence 
of the study of Sanskrit. This sci- 
ence did not exist previously and has 
closely followed the phases of inter- 
est shown in the specific study of the 
Indian language and literature, and a 
thorough understanding of the sci- 
ence of language depends very 
largely on a knowledge of at least 
the elements of Sanskrit. 

We need not enumerate here the 
advantages accruing from the study 
of Linguistics. The study of speech 
is the study of man as a thinking be- 
ing, of man as a social being, of man 



as a being capable of expressing his 
thoughts in precise terms. Language 
from one point of view is the nearest 
thing to man. We often hear words 
in denunciation of systems of educa- 
tion, because these make the student 
acquainted "with Latin and Greek, 
German and French, and either fur- 
nish no opportunity for the study of 
English or require ridiculously little 
in it. The point is well taken, but 
the principle underlying it ought to 
be applied more broadly. That ed- 
ucation ought to be considered im- 
perfect which only gives a glimpse 
of the heavens and the earth and 
makes little or nothing of that which 
is much nearer the student than these, 
viz. : speech. No education can be en- 
cyclopaedic without the study of 
speech, and to that class of students 
who propose to teach (esjDecially the 
languages) it is of the utmost import- 
ance that they should make their ed- 
ucation not only encyclopaedic but 
especially strong in familarity with 
Linguistics, and with that language 
which is so intimately related w T ith 
the whole science of language and 
with all the modern languages. 

But besides the pure linguist and 
the -teacher of language, the original 
investigator in the field of Ethnology 
and History cannot fail to find vast 
helpfulness in the knowledge of 

the Sanskrit. In order to know 
thoroughly and fairly the civilizations 
of Asia he must put himself into the 
position of those who lived in har- 
mony with their spirit, in other 
words he must familiarize himself 
with the general character at least of 
their language. 

If a language then is to be studied 
not merely from the low utilitarian 
motive of communicating with our 
neighbors in commercial transac- 
tions, if it is to be used not as a mere 
means of making advantageous bar- 
gains with men of other races, if its 
inherent beauties and perfections as a 
language are to be considerations 
worthy of attention in themselves, if 
its helpfulness in mastering a grand 
science and its broadening and culti- 
vating influence are to be taken into 
account, then the Sanskrit ought to 
have all encouragement. We are 
not asking that colleges should re- 
quire from all students a knowledge 
of it, but that they should make that 
knowledge possible. We are not 
finding fault with any because they 
do not condition the granting of any 
degree on acquaintance with Sans- 
krit, but because they make it im- 
possible for any one to gain that ac- 

A. C. Zenos. 




Deep moaned the sea that autumn night 

In wild unrest, and fell the surf 
In long- low lines of ashen white 

Amid the wave drenched heaps of turf. 
No requiem knew that sighing deep, 

But sobbed its mournful cadence there, 
And brooding Nature seemed to weep 

Herself away in that wild lair. 

Then, there was that cold barren waste 
Of desolate sand hills dimly traced 
In ragged profile, dark revealed 

By evening skies, and lower, where 
Their skirts were indistincly veiled 

By deeper y loom, while" here and there 
Strayed upward thro' the thickening night, 

Some lonely pine whose naked arms 
Served as wild harp strings to the flight 

Of storm blasts, and, by those drear charms 
Allured, the sea-gull nightly sings 

Herself to sleep, with wearied wings; 
While o'er her tired head sounds the blast 

Of north winds, sweeping chill and fast. 

O'r head the silver, crescent moon, 
Pale, wan at first, but brightening soon. 
For as with darkness, day-beams fade, 
So too, by it, her charms are made, 
Lends, by her dim romantic sheen, 
Strange witchery to this desert scene. 

Nocturnal still, that same sad sea, 
Weeps at its own deep misery; 
Still lonely sea-gulls wing their flight 

In circles o'er the wind-swept waves, 
Those ghostly watchers of the night, 

That guard the ship- wrecked sailors' graves. 
* * * * 

Oh Solitude! How cold and drear! 
And yet what joys lurk latent here, 
How sad! Yet how divinely sweet 
To pause upon this knoll, and meet 
The freshness of the Ocean gale 

That sweeps in landward from the sea! 
When those strong odors I inhale, 
A strange Dewitchment seizeth me. 
Enchanted bay, oh lonliness 
Of that deserted wilderness! 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 


When a man has been overtaken 
by failure in business, or has been 
thwarted in some personal ambition, 
he needs encouragement. He must 
have sympathy and be, in some way, 
taught to hope. If that is denied, he 
loses his hold on all the restraining 
and hope-inspiring influences which 
have hitherto affected him. He be- 
comes a pessimist. He thinks the 
world an unmitigated evil and adopts 
a philosophy of life and a creed and 
personal belief in which all hope, all 
motives for exertion are destroyed. 
He believes, with the advocates of 
our modern pessimistic philosophy, 
that the world is the worst possible 
world and that it is utterly useless to 
try to improve it. 

Imagine, if you can, for a mo- 
ment, a world in which all men 
believed and were fully controlled 
by these principles of pessimism. 
What would follow ? Human sym- 
pathy would be at an end. The 
weak and helpless would be trodden 
under foot in the mad struggle f or 
existence. Fear and selfishness and 
despair would overwhelm every soul. 
All bounds would be broken over. 
Law would be at an end, and anarchy 
reign supreme. War would spread 
its black pinions over the land, and 
death and carnage destroy the race. 
Jealousy, suspicion, hatred, treachery, 
revenge, would take the place of 
charity, helpfulness and love. The 
thirst for revenge would prompt to 
the use of the dagger, the pistol, and 
the bomb, and murder and outrage 
go hand in hand. The speeches 

under the red flag, on the Lake 
Front in Chicago, would ripen 
everywhere into the deadly fruit- 
age of the Haymarket riot. The 
Christian home would no longer 
exist. There would be no Sabbath, 
no church, no school, no virtue, 
no charity, no honesty, no patriotism, 
— and in their place vice and wild 
debauchery would hold universal 
swav, in a world where every man 
is for himself and where the de'il 
takes not the hindmost only, but the 
whole race. And let us understand 
that although this theory of life is 
not fashionable as a philosophic sys- 
tem in this country, the results of its 
adoption in others are felt profound- 
ly here. Its dark spirit, like the 
pestilential vapor of the Pontine 
Marshes, permeates the lower ele- 
ments of society — for Anarchism and 
Nihilism in their various and hideous 
forms are simple outgrowths and 
illustrations of atheistic pessimism. 

Of pessimism, as a philosophic 
system, Schopenhauer and von Hart- 
mann, two German thinkers, are the 
chief exponents. Schopenhauer may 
be called its father. He elaborated 
the system on a metaphysical basis, 
while von Hartmann is later and aims 
to correct certain inaccuracies of 
Schopenhauer and to establish the 
system by an appeal to the practical 
experiences of life. Pesssimism, as 
explained by these writers, is not the 
mere recognition of the fact that evil 
is present in the world. This no 
sane man will deny. The pessimist 
not only says that there is evil but 



lieves that if all the ingenuity of 
Hell had been taxed to the utmost 
in the formation of this world no 
worse result could have been ob- 
tained. The world is bad, utterly 
bad, and corrupt, he says, beyond 
redemption. "The life of most men," 
says Schopenhauer, " is a strug- 
gle for existence with a certainty 
of eventually losing it." Man is the 
creature of circumstances which are 
adverse and can never become pro- 
pitious. The only known and con- 
stant factors in the problem of hu- 
man existence are unmitigated suf- 
fering and unutterable hopelessness. 
Again, this prince of pessimists says: 
" If all our pains and wants were 
banished to hell we should have 
nothing left for heaven but eternal 
weariness." And again : " Life is 
like a pendulum swinging to and 
fro between want and ennui!''' There 
is neither joy nor happiness in life. 
Everything is dark and growing 
darker. No ray of hope illumines 
the gloomy night of misery that 
lowers over mankind. To talk of 
gaining happiness in the next world 
is absurd since heaven is the most 
idle fancy of an empty brain. 
,Life is a blank. Existence is value- 
less. Each of us has staked his 
soul on a game of chance with the 
evil one and the devil will surely 

Such is the system as expounded 
by its most distinguished advocates, 
and its fatal defects are, that it takes 
out of the life of man every idea 
of duty and obligation; and, that it 
utterly extinguishes every human 

hope and destroys all the great 
working motives of human history 
and civilization; and again, that it 
is a mere mass of cheeky, barefaced 
assertions without proof. How does 
Schopenhauer know, for instance, 
that our hopes of immortality are 
mere illusions, — nothing more? He 
neither knows it nor offers any valid 
evidence to prove it. 

Now may we not say that we 
do not any of us want such a world 
as this ? — a world in which the work 
of the missionary and explorer is 
vain — a world that has no use for a 
Moffatt or a Livingstone, and where 
the heroic struggles and privations 
of Stanlev only add to the sum of 
human wretchedness — where Galileo 
and Newton wasted their energies — 
where Plato and Aristotle would 
have been much better employed 
in sleep than when uttering their 
most profound dicta — where accord- 
ing to this wretched philosophy the 
whole race through all the course of 
history has been deceiving itself — 
where Savonarola and Luther were 
no reformers but the most degraded 
of men, since their effort turned men 
away from the truth of pessimism to 
a false hope —and, to crown all, 
where Jesus Christ and his disciples 
were the most villainous of deceivers 
because the most successful promot- 
ers of virtue and hope. 

And may we not further say, for 
every one of us here to-night, that 
a position of mere philosophic in- 
difference between this distinctive 
system and the truth is untenable? 
Shall we allow the propagation of 
doctrines which take out of the life 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 


of man, the hope, the joy, the love 
and sympathy of friendship — all that 
is sweet and pure, all that is lofty 
and noble ? No true man or loyal 
citizen ought to sit quietly by to see 
a system introduced among our 
people which strikes a death-blow 
at all government, and which would 
place our nation below the level of 
the most degraded savage tribe. 

History and experience prove that 
the world has been made better, 
and can be made better, and we 
have the means by which this 
may be accomplished. We must 
hold up to the world the great Light 
and Hope of the ages, and point out 
to men the way of truth and purity 
and life. 

L. J. Davies, '88. 


Out upon the olden ocean, 

Wildly wierd and fierce of form, 

Gesturing with mysterious motion, 
Stalks the Spirit of the Storm. 

Oh thou Spirit, grand and awful, 
Art thou not of Satan's host ? 

Get thee back unto thy lawful 
Heritage amongst the lost ! 

As the dark'ning haze grows denser, 
Whispered wierdly o'er the lea, 

Floating faintly, comes no answer, 
Save the moaning of the sea. 

Softly echoed o'er the surges 

Mourns the mystic music's sound, 

Till it sweetly, sadly merges 
Into silence, all profound. 

W. E. D. 


1 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 


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Because of the difficulty in getting 
the editorial machine into perfect 
working order so early in the year, 
we thought best to dispense with the 
September number of the Stentor. 
As a compensation for this, a Com- 
mencement number will be issued as 
soon as possible after the close of the 
year. We think the plan adopted 
will not only be a convenience for 
the editors, but will also meet the 
approval of our patrons, for by this 
means only can we give the news of 
Commencement week, allowing it 
a proper place and the attention due 
its importance. 

On coming back this year we met 
so many changes that we were quite 
astonished. The college building, 
inside at least, is so much altered and 
improved as to be scarcely recogniz- 
able. The chapel and recitation 
rooms especially seem like entirely 

different places. The dormitory 
floors have also undergone so many 
modifications for the better that the 
life of the student is thereby made 
vastly more pleasant and comfort- 
able. We believe that'some of these 
improvements 'will result in bet- 
ter work by the students, as they can 
work more contentedly and with 
greater ease, while other conveni- 
ences will allow them more time for 
work. One of the most striking 
features of the building now is the 
tasteful and elegant appearance of 
the society halls, which, though high 
up in the -world, will well repay one 
for the trouble of climbing. Taking 
it altogether, we can challenge any 
college to show more comfortable 
accommodations for its students. 

We rejoice to see the long-needed 
revolution in the library this year. 
The more systematic arrangement 
and classification of the books and 
the catalogues to be published shortly 
will aid greatly in consulting the 
library. This is a movement to be 
heartily commended; if the library 
is to be used it should be so arranged 
as to give the greatest possible assist- 
ance to the students. As this de- 
partment is now under the charge of 
a professional librarian, we hope 
it will receive its proper care and at- 
tention. It is gradually increasing 
in size and value by the continual 
purchase of new matter, and we un- 
derstand that a large invoice of new 
and valuable books is soon to be re- 
ceived in all departments, a majority 
of them, however, being classical. 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 


We wish the improvements in the 
department of Natural Sciences 
could be made to keep pace with 
those in this mental laboratory and its 
apparatus. The departments of Bio- 
logy and Physics are sufficiently well 
equipped, but the chemical laboratory 
is not what it should be. It is not 
large enough to accommodate a large 
class comfortably, and so the student 
works under a disadvantage. The 
apparatus, also, is not complete 
enough to allow the same experi- 
ments to be performed by many at 
the same time, causing much incon- 
venience. There should be some 
arrangement made by which any 
who have unavoidably fallen behind 
in the work may have an opjoortun- 
ity to make it up outside the regular 
hours. If they were allowed access 
to the laboratory on Saturdays it 
would be entirely satisfactory. If 
this cannot be done it is certainly 
nothing more than right that such 
students be permitted to make up the 
back work before more is assigned. 
The wisdom in piling on a ■ class 
work that they cannot do in the reg- 
ular hours and are not allowed to do 
outside, we fail to see. 

Why isn't our college a member 
of the State Oratorical Association? 
It is a shame that we have always 
been so negligent in this respect. 
Year by year gifted speakers have 
come here, finished their course, and 
gone away without making their 
talents known outside their own 
college, without caring to seek a 
higher reward than local prizes and 

the admiration of their fellows. This 
was owing to the spirit of conserva- 
tism, from which it is now time that 
we should break away. We have 
orators among us that we should be 
proud to enter at any inter-collegiate 
contest. Let us open to them a 
wider field of action, confident as we 
may be that they will not only dis- 
tinguish and benefit themselves, but 
also bring honor upon our college. 
We should act at once in this matter 
that we may not fail to be represent- 
ed at the contest next year. 

It is to be hoped that the time will 
soon come when we shall have a sys- 
tem of instruction in elocution that 
will be more adequate to our needs. 
We should have instruction and 
practice in this department through- 
out the year. Our literary societies 
furnish this practice to a certain 
extent, but it is a fact to be regretted 
that too few of the society members 
are willing to avail themselves of 
these privileges as much as they 
might. It cannot be too strongly 
impressed upon our students that 
they should do all the society work 
that they can for the practice, partic- 
ularly in speaking. 

There is in the College a rapidly 
growing sentiment hostile to Friday 
evening entertainments. Ever since 
the organization of our literary so- 
cieties, it has been the custom for 
them to hold their meetings on Fri- 
day evening. Their members all 
agree that no other eveningf will suit 

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7 HE L. F. U. STENT OR. 

their purpose as well; it is the only 
time in the week when they are free 
from the work of preparing lessons. 
Now it is with increasing frequency 
that entertainments, — social, musical, 
and literary, public and private, usurp 
the evening rightfully belonging to 
the Society meetings. The result is 
naturally harmful to the good order 
of the Societies. Omission of the 
meetings is a gross violation of dis- 
cipline, postponement to another 
time is unsatisfactory, and excusing 
certain members is an injustice to the 
rest, throwing upon them more than 
their share of the work. The So- 
ciety work is of as much value, if we 
could only realize it, as any study we 
have, and the Society meeting should 
no more be " skipped " than a regu- 
lar recitation. We cannot afford to 
let any outside influence interfere 
with our regular duty; and if each 
Society would firmly resolve to ful- 
fil its duty regardless of 'whatever 
may try to hinder, we should find 
that the entertainments would dis- 
pose themselves accordingly. 

It is a question worthy of consider- 
ation whether the Biblical study, as 
at present pursued in this College, is 
profitable. According to the present 
arrangement, three recitations per 
week for one term is required of 
each class. The work of these four 
terms would be sufficient to give an 
acquaintance with one of the modern 
languages, it would furnish a 

thorough course in some natural 
science, it would give that opportun- 
ity for collateral reading which the 
student of literature so ardently 
craves. We maintain that this time 
properly belongs to such branches of 
study as will assist in giving the stu- 
dent a broad, general knowledge, and 
the best training of all his faculties. 
The majority of the subjects included 
in our course in Biblical instruction 
seem to be more fit for the Theolog- 
ical Seminary, they are special 
studies. We believe that by the re- 
moval of the entire course in Biblical 
the Christian tone of the University 
would in no wise be lowered, and 
that the spirituality of the students 
individually would be just as great. 
If other branches are not to be uni- 
versally substituted for the Biblical, 
why may it not be so in the case of 
students for the ministry? More 
than half of the men in the College 
are candidates for the Gospel minis- 
try. The subjects which our Biblical 
course offers are to them ground to 
be gone over again in the Seminary; 
they cannot here give them that at- 
tention which would avoid the neces- 
sity of studying them again. Really, 
it seems as if the time of such stu- 
dents could be employed to better 
advantage when in College. The 
students would probably all be satis- 
fied if they could have the instruction 
in th is department in the form of 
popular lectures to all the students 
tog-ether or to classes. 





Now ! 


Plays ball 

In the hall ?' 

I thought so! I thought so! 

What shall we do with the"Blue- 
jay?" "Putiminabouks!" 

The University will soon issue a 
new catalogue of all departments. 

There is a Sanskrit class of six 
students in College. Bha! 

Mitchell hall rings with the gay 
voices of fifteen young ladies. 

Soph, (to Junior) — " Dick, are you 
a Unitarian?" Dick — "Yes sir; I 
believe in prohibition after death!" 

One of the new professors is au- 
thority for the statement that some 
people faint at the sight of " Blood." 

We don't blame them. 

Dr. and Mrs. Seeley gave a de- 
lightful reception at Ferry Hall, 
Friday evening, Oct. 21. 

Conundrum propounded in the 
Latin class: "Why was Polyphemus 
like an oak tree?" Answer: "Be- 
cause he was a quer-cus." • 

The student returning this fall was 
surprised and pleased to find that so 
many new sidewalks had been laid 
during his absence. It is quite a 
relief to know that you are not going 
to trip up your companion, or lose 
some valuable cuticle yourself, while 
you are out walking. 

Our College Y. M. C. A. sent 
Graham Lee as its delegate to the 
Y. M. C. A. convention at Quincy, 
October 20-23. 

German class: Professor — "What 
is the rhetorical use of damitV Ex- 
perienced Soph. — " It is generally 
used in exclamation." 

A quartet of college girls has been 
organized at Mitchell Hall, and the 
welkin may ring on any fine moon- 
light night in the near future. 

A foot-ball team has recently been 
organized in College. The mem- 
bers and their positions are as fol- 
lows, subject to change: Rushers — 
Royce, Denise, Lansden, Stearns, 
Gilchrist, Linnell, Gallwey; quarter- 
back — Dodge; half-backs — Wise, 
Lee; full back---Becker. It is ex- 
pected that much latent talent will be 
brought out by practice at " Rugby." 

As Hallowe'en draws near, the 
question arises: What shall we do 
to celebrate? Get up something new 
and original. Former celebrations 
have been very tame. Let us cele- 
brate in style if we celebrate at all. 

The former recitation rooms in the 
College were found to be inadequate 
to the increase in the number of 
students, so two corner rooms have 
been fitted up as recitation rooms on 
the second floor. They are occupied 
by Prof. Locy and Prof. Dawson. 

Miss Learned and her sister enter- 
tained their Junior classmates at their 
home on Thursday evening October 
6. Two charades only were given,and 
neither side could guess the other's, 



so great was the inventive genius dis- 

The college huilding should either 
be provided with some new front 
steps or else have the old ones fixed 
so that they will not hold water for 
a day and a half after a rain, as this 
is very unpleasant for the ladies who 
go to and from recitations. 

In Physics: Professor — "The 
cleaver is a kind of wedge, used, 
when I was a boy, to split shingles." 
Tender Junior (who once worked in 
a saw-mill) — " I think they use those 
still in the back-woods." Professor 
— " They used them where you came 
from, did they?" 

The Glee Club met and elected 
officers shortly after school com- 
menced, the election resulting as 
follows: President, E. F. Dickin- 
son; treasurer, W. W. Johnson; sec- 
retary and manager, B. M. Linnell. 
The club has procured some new 
music, and likewise has some new 
talent. The members practice twice 
a week. They may concertize this 

The league base ball nine went to 
Racine for a practice game on Satur- 
day, Oct. 15, and returned victorious, 
the score being 6 to 7. The boys 
had a very pleasant time, as they al- 
ways do when they go to Racine. 
The umpiring was the only unpleas- 
ant feature of the game. The second 
nine played at Evanston on the 
morning of the same clay, and were 
defeated by the high school nine. 
Score, 10 to 5. 

Friday evening, Sept. 30, the Y. 
M. C. A. reception was held on the 
fourth floor of the college building. 
Both the Society halls were thrown 
open and made to look as homelike 
as possible. A declamation by Mr. 
Stroh, solo by Mr. Lansden, recita- 
tion by Miss Magill, and story by 
Mr. Lee helped to pass the time 
pleasantly. The reception, like all 
those of the Y. M. C. A., was very 
informal and everyone appeared to 
have a good time. 

It is under very favorable auspices 
that the departments of the Univer- 
sity at Lake Forest have begun the 
new school year. The Academy 
and Seminary are full to overflowing, 
and the College has a Freshman 
class of thirty-four, besides additions 
in the other classes. The College 
dormitory accommodates its inhabi- 
tants very comfortably. It makes 
the old building look very gay in the 
evening to have a light shining from 
nearly every window. 

Thursday evening, October 13, the 
young ladies of Mitchell Hall char- 
tered a four-seated rig and went 
serenading, honoring among others 
their friends at the college building. 
From the applause it was evident 
that the boys appreciated the songs 
and the songsters. All regretted 
that Lee was absent in Chicago, and 
could not hear the part which evi- 
dently related to him, for the young 
ladies sang very pathetically of " Lee, 
made of golden hair." 

The Grand Pacific Club has 
changed from its old headquarters 
across the track to Prof. Griffin's 



former residence. This is nearer the 
school and there are better accommo- 
dations as regards room. W. W. 
Tohnson is steward of the club, 
which has sixteen members. The 
King Club still flourishes at Dr. 
King's with a membership of eigh- 
teen. A. G. Welch is steward. N. 
B. Gallwey has started a club this 

The most unpleasant thing about 
the college building at present is the 
smoke that comes from the boilers 
of the steam heating apparatus. The 
chimneys have been made higher, 
but this does not alleviate the diffi- 
culty very much. A smoke con- 
sumer would be appreciated ; but we 
cannot expect everything to be done 
in a minute. 

Is there anyone who has ever been 
in the school at Lake Forest who 
does not know Samuel Dent? If so, 
let that person be looked upon as a 
marvel of ignorance. " Uncle " Dent 
is always good natured, but he is 
happiest when the boys and girls are 
coming back to school, for he likes 
them — and their quarters. He is 
getting very aristocratic of late, and 
drives a fine span of horses to a single 
buggy. May his jolly laugh be heard 
by many classes of students yet to 
come to L. F. U. 

The old students who returned to 
College this fall hardly knew the 
inside of the building, so changed 
had it become since they went away. 
The rooms had all been re-calci- 
mined ; the chapel and the north re- 
citation room were tastily papered 

and carpeted ; the " garret " was fitted 
up into rooms. The chapel and the 
recitation rooms contained new seats. 
Hardwood floors are down in all the 
halls, new locks on all the doors, and 
a closet in every room. For all 
these things the dormitory student 
is deeply gratified. 

As the Athenaean Society Hall on 
the fourth floor was made over into 
rooms last summer, the institution 
built another hall on the north end 
of that floor to replace the old one. 
The new hall is more commodious 
than the old one, and the Society 
members are well pleased with it. 
They have just added a beautiful new 
upright piano to their pleasant hall. 
The Zeta Epsilons have made valu- 
able improvements in their hall, 
among them being an organ, up- 
holstered chairs, and cut-glass doors. 
Both the Societies are in a flourish- 
ing condition, which speaks well for 
the activity of Lake Forest intellect. 


That Nourse is endeavoring to rear 
a moustache. 

That one of the Freshmen is en- 
gaged — in study. 

That the Sophomore class is of 
few boys and full of trouble. 

That our postmistress is an ex- 
ample of the best results of civil 
service reform as practiced by Grovie 

That " cow-chuck " is not elastic. 

That Lee threatens to raise a full 
and flowing beard. 



That uoy era trams fi uoy nac 
daer siht eht tsrif emit tuohtiw 
gnippots ot Heps eht sdrow. 

Did you know 

That L. F. U was going to have a 
fine library building within a year? 

That the boys would have a large 
new gymnasium to practice in this 

That the Faculty was going to take 
a lively and paying interest in the 
foot- ball team? 

That our ball grounds were to be 
made the best in the league before 
next season ? 

That a good teacher in elocution 
would soon be added to the Faculty? 

Well, we don't know that any of 
the above statements are facts either, 
but we sincerely wish tbey were, 
and that we might soon have the 
pleasure of announcing them to you 
as such. 

Lake Forest has always lacked a 
true college spirit. It has had more 
book-worms and less enthusiasm in 
proportion than any school in the 
land. We are glad, then, to see 
further indications of the kind of 
college spirit which was started by 
the ball club last spring. Now the 
students of the different classes, with 
a few exceptions, have distinctive 
head-gear. The boys were the first 
to inaugurate the change. The 
Senior wore a black silk tile, while 
the Junior donned a white felt one. 
The underclassmen wore mortar- 
boards, Sophomores wearing red 
and black tassels, and Freshmen, 
plain black. Not long after the boys 

were thus arrayed, the Junior girls 
appeared in chapel one morning with 
light hats, and a few days after that 
the Sophomore girls blossomed forth 
in black hats with tall feathers and 
red trimmings. At the present 
writing the young ladies of the other 
classes have not taken any violent 
action on the question. 

A Wisconsin Freshman, whose 
father is a retail merchant, purchased 
a bill of goods for his father and 
some furnishings for himself at a 
wholesale dry goods house in Chi- 
cago, before coming to Lake Forest. 
Two weeks after he received a large 
box by express, and with the aid of 
a classmate he took it to his room 
and proceeded to unpack, while the 
boys gathered round, curious to see 

what R— — - had received. R 

soon had the top of the box off, and 
diving in he pulled out what first 
appeared to be a base ball mask, but, 
after a close observation, proved to 
be a patent clothes-hanger. He tried 
again, and was rewarded with an- 
other wire concern — fearfully and 
wonderfully made. There were 
two dozen just alike in the box, and 
as the poor Freshman drew up his 
paw from the last haul he brought 
to light a hoop sk — excuse us, a bird- 
cage. " V very truth," said Freshy, 
"all is vanity and vexation of spirit." 
He has forwarded the " confusion " 
to headquarters in Wisconsin, and 
there is no longer any bustle on the 
fourth floor. 

The intellectual activity which 
centers in the Junior and Senior 
classes of the College, burst forth in 



a game of ball on Saturday, Septem- 
ber 24. Everything was arranged 
beforehand ; the young ladies were 
invited to be present, and Dr. Bergen, 
for a consideration, consented to wear 
the umpire's mask and make a foul 
target of himself. The Seniors were 
a tough crowd to handle, and to 
their credit be it said that they look- 
ed as tough as they were. French, 
who never plays ball except on com- 
pulsion, wore a ball suit with short 
sleeves and low neck. Hyde wore 
boots and a belt, and from his station 
on third base loomed up like a Car- 
thagenian mummy. "Jack" found 
it convenient to go to the city, and 
Boggs disappointed all the ladies by 
not playing. The Seniors took the 
lead, and at the end of the third in- 
ning had made eleven runs, while 
the Juniors had but one. Then the 
Juniors began to pick up. The way 
the fielders dropped balls was a 
caution. Lee's inertia once carried 
him about twenty feet over second 
base. Welsh insisted on playing in 
his white tile, and the Juniors decided 
it was the "Jonah" which defeated 
them by a score of 17 to 12. 


In this, the age of invention, it is 
strange that no genius has produced 
a self-acting grape-arbor protector. 

" Professor "■ Burdick is at present 
grinding out doleful strains from the 
antiquated piano, and the boys 

Candidates for the pump : Oba- 
diah Whiteside, Van Eps Steele, S. 

Dudley Overholt, Johnnie alias 
Short-pants. This list is subject to 
revisal in case the candidates cease 
their " freshness." If any error has 
been made in the names, will some- 
one kindly inform us at 1365 Mel- 
ody Bullyvard? 

If any resident of this city has 
missed a goodly supply of small 
green pumpkins from his garden, we 
are requested to inform him that a 
mistake was made when said pump- 
kins were abducted. Musk-melons 
were the fruit sought. 

Chewing gum, expectorating on 
the floor, and lying down in the seat, 
are pronounced by the chair as out of 
order. Immediate suspension from 
a lofty window is the penalty. 

The students of this year should 
be less naughty than those of former 
days, if the interior arrangement 
and decoration are of any influence 
for good. Expense not having been 
spared in renovating and refitting 
the building, the metamorphosis is 
complete, and the change from 
former interior embellishment is not 
unlike what one meets with in the 
"Arabian Nights." 

The only shadow on an otherwise 
pleasant opening pathway for the 
students of former years who are 
here now, is the fact that Miss 
Benedict will no longer act as 
teacher. The loss of her helpful 
presence creates a void that cannot 
be filled. Her influence for good 
upon the students has been far- 
reaching, as all of her pupils of 
the days gone by will testify. No 

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permission has been given us to state 
her reasons for not continuing in her 
former position during the coming 
year, and we simply add the stereo- 
typed phrase, " Our loss is another's 

It has not taken the " Cads " long 
to make up their minds that business, 
and nothing else, is the word under 
the new regime. The force of in- 
structors is sufficiently large to do 
full justice in the case of every 
student, as far as watchful care goes. 
The new Principal and his assistants, 
having made a life study of the art of 
" teaching the young idea how to 
shoot" in the right direction, are de- 
termined to make the Academy one 
of the best institutions of its kind in 
the United States. The names of 
the instructors are as follows: Rev. 
G. R. Cutting, Principal; S. R 
Smith, Classics; W. H. Williams, 
Mathematics; E.J. Swift, Sciences; 
W. L. Burnap, English. 

In the early part of the term, be- 
fore it was cold enough to have 
steam on in the dormitory, some of 
the boys made use of the steam pipes 
in the halls as turning bars, and took 
their morning exercise thereon. One. 
of the new boys, who had just 
mastered a peculiarly graceful aerial 
flight from an elevation to the steam 
pipe overhead, tried it one cool 
morning when several pounds of 
steam was coursing through the 
pipe. His surprise was great, for he 
did not expect so warm a reception 
as his blistered hands testified he had 
received. He will not star upon the 
steam pipes this winter. 

With our new faculty come some 
new changes, one of them being a 
change in the weekly holiday. In- 
stead of having all day Saturday, 
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons 
are free to the students, school being 
held on Saturdav morning. This 
does not meet with the hearty ap- 
proval of the students. They prefer 
a full holiday. 

Mr. Wm. Steel departed from our 
midst not long since. It is rumored 
that lake air did not agree with 
" Billy, the Kid." Mr. Pantheon 
Smith is likewise with us no longer, 
and Mr. Burdick has been compelled 
to go home on account of difficulty 
with his eyes. 


The happy faces of Ferry Hall 
girls are again seen in Lake Forest. 

The school year opened with a 
larger number of new students than 
Ferry Hall has ever had at one time 

As Ferry Hall was not large 
enough to accommodate all of the 
students, a house standing near the 
Seminary Was fitted up as a dor- 
mitory. It has been christened 
" The Cottage." Former students 
will remember it as Dr. Veeder's 

When the old students returned 
from their summer vacation they 
found a decided change for the 
better in the appearance of their 
rooms. The girls feel that now 
they can take pleasure in arranging 
their apartments. 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 


The Ferry Hall students respect 
and honor Dr. Seeley, their new 
Principal. The girls fully realize 
that, while he will grant them as 
many privileges as passible, still they 
must observe the few restrictions 
placed upon them. 

The students who room at "The 
Cottage " are all settled and ready 
to receive visitors; their large rooms, 
and neat, pretty furniture are coveted 
by the Ferry Hall boarders. 

Mrs. Seeley has won all the girls' 
hearts by her bright face and win- 
ning ways. She is one who dispels 
all feelings of homesickness from 
those about her. 

The students studying German 
are seated at Dr. and Mrs. Seeley's 
table. The scholars will be perfect- 
ly satisfied if they make as rapid 
advancement in speaking the Ger- 
man language as Mrs. Seeley does 
in speaking the English. 

This is the first year that the young 
ladies in the Seminary have had 
laboratory work. They are now free 
to test their skill in performing ex- 

The Senior class of '87 has re- 
turned to take a postgraduate course- 
As this is the first time such an event 
has occurred, Ferry Hall feels 

One pleasant day in the early part 
of the term two boys were out walk- 
ing, when they espied, upon a bridge 
near by, a group of Seminary girls, 
three in number. One of the boys 
knew two of the girls and promised 
to introduce his companion. So they 

" braced up " and the deed was done- 
Then one of the young ladies turned 
and introduced the third and un- 
known Seminary girl, who proved 
to be a teacher! The boys were 
quietly but firmly informed that 
" tea was waiting," and the group 
vanished, leaving the boys to wonder 
why teachers at the Seminary are 
always young, golden-haired, and 


"Plug hat!" 
" Sit down !" 

" Up-up-up-pup-pup-pup ! " 
"Whistle Cox!" 
" New York is here ! " 
" What's the matter with Schu- 

•' Young man, is that thing a letter 
box? " She was a ' hen-medic ' and 
stood seven feet two in her stocking 
feet. " Is that thing a letter box ? " 
and she glared down upon little 
" Sun-set," and waved a huge letter 
in one hand, while with the other she 
directed his attention to a fire alarm 
box twenty feet above her head. 
Little " Sun-set " never removed his 
eyes from her own, but craw -fished 
over an alley fence and " lit out " for 

Prof., " Is Mr. R. C. Robe here ? " 
Small voice from " the perch," 
"Here!" Prof., "Mr. Robe what 
is Physiology?" Small voice, 
" I'm a " D. J." Professor, I've only 
been here three weeks, and don't 
know." Prof., " Is Mr. A. M. Cor- 



win here? " Dull thud on the floor 
in front of seat No. 374, " Yes he 
was there." 

" I pass " said the fresh Junior as 
he found himself whirling wildly 
over the heads of the Seniors towards 
the " perch." 

" You perceive, gentlemen, that 
the animal is thoroughly under the 
influence of morphine " explained 
the Professor as the Senior supe 
ripped open the thorax, and the dog 
heaved a long sigh of regret and pro- 
ceeded to kick the inferior maxillary 
off the nearest assistant, and "all 
movement is purely reflex and invo- 
lunt — " he added as the poor uncon- 
scious animal locked its teeth in the 
hand of a "middler;" kicked the 
Senior supe in the abdomen, closing 
him like a jack knife ; and proceeded 
to fill the " bull pen " with scalpels, 
ether cans, electricity, and howls. 

The new wing of the Presbyter- 
ian hospital is to be erected at once. 
The contract is let and in six weeks 
the addition is to be under cover. 
The old buildings on the corner of 
Wood and Congress streets will be re- 
moved and the ground cleared this 
fall, so that early in the spring work 
may be begun on the main building. 
The hospital when in a state of com- 
pletion will present a magnificent ap- 
pearance; the present building being 
only a small part of the original de- 
sign. This news is received with 
rejoicing by the Rush boys, since the 
College is dependent largely upon 
the hospital for Surgical Clinics, and 
in the future the clinics are to be even 
better than in the past. 


A Merri-man saw a Strong Miller 
take his Gunn and go By (a) ford, 
over a Bridge and through some 
Parkes, simply to Hyde in a Cotton 
field to shoot at a Hind (e), — Allen 
account of wanting some Mover 
meat for Mel(s)son. Shaw! that's 
what Knox. 

" When the Cat's away 

The Mice will play." — Time, 
twenty seconds. Prof. Parkes, ref- 


'So. Mrs. Anna Farwell De 
Koven is at present in Philadelphia. 

The new De Koven opera, " The 
Begum," is soon to be brought out. 

'Si. Mrs. Anna Rhea Wilson 
spent the hot season in the mountains 
near her mission field in Persia. A 
number of the missionaries spent the 
season in the same place in company 
with the Russian legation. The 
Russians were thus enlightened as to 
the character of our missionaries and 
their work. 

'Si. H. M. Stanley has been ap- 
pointed librarian of the College. He 
is going over the books, reshelving 
them, and getting out catalogues and 
finding lists. Many new. books are 
coming in by donation and money 
is appropriated for about one thous- 
and volumes in the various depart- 
ments. The number at present 
listed is 6,200. 

'84. Rev. A. E. Jack, settled at 
Long Branch, N. Y., after gradu- 

7 HE L. F. U. STENT OR. 

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ating from Princeton Seminary last 
spring. Soon after, opportunity of- 
fering, he went to Europe to study 
for a year. He is now in Berlin. 

'S-i.. We visited Mendota during 
the summer and saw H. H. Clark in 
his office at the Clark Oil Mills. He 
is full of business, and when we saw 
him he was doing the work of two 
men in the way of keeping books 
and driving bargains. 

'S^.. Rev. E. W. St. Pierre was 
married at Waterman, 111., on July 
26th, to Miss Kirkpatrick. . His or- 
dination took place at Lake Forest 
last June, instead of this fall as stated 
in the last issue. He has by this time 
arrived at the scene of his labors as a 
foreign missionary in Persia. 

'85. Rev. Thos. E. Barr has en. 
tered upon a most prosperous pastor- 
ate at Beloit, Wis. His church has 
refitted their large and comfortable 
parsonage, near the College. Mr. 
and Mrs. Barr became settled in 
their new home during the summer) 
and now the family circle is com_ 
pleted by the addition of Rev. Barr 
D. D., jr., aged four months. Not 
long ago the ladies of the congrega- 
tion presented to Mr. and Mrs. B. a 
table service of one hundred and 
eighty pieces. 

'85. H. W. Sutton is teaching his 
second year at Stockton, Kas. His 
school numbers four hundred. 

'85. S. F. Vance is teaching 
special Latin in the College and 
taking post-graduate studies, (San- 
scrit and Latin). 

'86. Miss Mary Taylor is teach- 
ing Latin in Ferry Hall, and taking 
post-graduate studies in the College, 
(Sanscrit and Latin). 

, 86. W. E. Bates has invested his 
" pile " in a land claim in the extreme 
western part of Neb. He went 
there last spring seeking health, and 
has remained ever since, roughing it 
with cowboys, rattle-snakes, and ante- 
lope. He has had one narrow escape 
from being bitten by a rattle-snake, 
has shot two antelope, traded his 
guitar for a rifle, and at last ac- 
counts was on his way to the Lara- 
mie Mts. to shoot a bear. He will 
enter McCormick Seminary about 
the first of Dec. 

'S6. G. E. Thompson has return- 
ed to Princeton Seminary for his 
middle year. He was present at the 
L. F. U. Commencement exercises 
last June and responded to an alumni 

'86. B. D. Holter is also in the 
middle year at Princeton Seminary. 
He " pounded the pulpit " on the 
Delaware coast during the summer, 
and he says there are. no girls like 
the eastern girls. 

'S6. Mrs. Ruby Snodgrass Van 
Slyke is living at Madison, Wis. 

'87. J. W. Doughty, C. E. Mi- 
Ginnis, R. E. Porterfield, and A. 
M. Corwin were graduated last 
June from Princeton College. Mr. 
Doughty preached during the sum- 
mer. He and Mr. McGihnis have 
entered the junior class of Princeton 
Seminary. Mr. Corwin has entered 
Rush Medical College, with the 

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view of becoming a medical mission- 
ary. Mr. Porterfield has entered 
Columbia Law College, N. Y. He 
stopped at Lake Forest on his way 
east. He looks just the same as ever. 

'87. John Hammond was gradu- 
ated from Beloit College, Wis., last 
June and is now Pastor of the Welsh 
church of Milwaukee. 

'87. Miss M. B. Barrett was 
graduated from the University of 
Wooster, O., last June, and is now 
teaching at Elkhorn, Wis. She 
spent a few days in Lake Forest 
while on her way to Elkhorn. 

'87. B. A. Konkle has been doing 
journalistic work in Chicago during 
the last year. He is now at his home 
in Ind., sick. At last accounts he 
was recovering. 

'87. G. D. Heuver was graduated 
from Lake Forest last June. He is 
now in McCormick Theological 
Seminary. He spent the summer 
with the carpenters who were re- 
fitting the college building. 

'S7. Miss M. G. King was grad- 
uated from Lake Forest in the class 
of '87, and is now laboratory assistant 
to Prof. Griffin. 

'88. J.J. Boggs, our Ed. in chief, 
spent the summer travelling in the 
west, most of the time being spent 
in Colorado climbing the mountains. 

'8.8. L. M. Bergen is in his 
second year at Rush Medical Col- 

'88. J. W. Cabeen, unable to 
stand the lake breezes of Lake 

Forest, is taking his Senior year at 
Ripon College. 

'88. E. E. Nourse has returned 
from McAllister College, Minn. 

'88. Ed. Wilson is in California, 
on account of ill health. 

'89. Grant Stroh, formerly of 'SS, 
has returned from Hamilton College, 
N. Y., and will graduate with '89. 

'89. R. Chalmers Robe is a 
Junior in Rush Medical College. 
He frequently visits Lake Forest. 

'90. Miss Anna McKee has gone 
to Geneseo, 111., where her father has 
taken charge of a Collegiate Insti- 

'90. Miss Clark is teaching in 

'90. Miss Irma Camp is keeping 
house for her brother in Minn. 

'90 Miss Lizzie Smith is teaching 
school at her home. 

'90 E. D. Patrick fell from his 
bicycle dislocating his hip. 

Gov. Bross did his best for the 
Chicago telescope last summer. 

The Astronomical Society were 
entertained by the Gov. at the L. F. 
hotel while they visited the College 
early in the vacation. They went 
away much pleased with the Gov. and 
the place. Evanston by a secret bid, 
however added another Professor to 
her offer and turned the tide in her fa- 
vor, upon which Gov. B. declared that 
Lake Forest should have a Science 
hall which should eclipse Evanston. 
The outcome of it all is that the tele- 
scope will probably remain in Chi- 



cago, and the good Gov. is only 
waiting to be asked to see that L. F, 
has a substantial Science hall. 

Dr. Veeder passed through Lake 
Forest, stopping over night on his 
way to Cal. The "boom" has 
reached his land in Southern Cal. 
and he is one hundred thousand 
dollars richer there by. 

Prof. Halsey took a flying trip to 
Europe during the summer. Spent 
seventeen days after landing, most 
of it in England and part in France. 

Prof. Griffin taught a class in 
astronomy during the summer. 


Knox College has 85 Freshmen 
this year. 

Harvard University opens with 
about 2,000 students. 

President Carter, of Williams' 
College, starts the college year by 
giving the " Soph's " a lecture on 

Wellesley College has opened with 
an attendance of about 600. 

Princeton College opens its 141st 
year more prosperous than ever. 
There are nearly 600 students with 
a corps of professors and tutors 
numbering 40 to take charge of them. 

Columbia has graduated over 9,- 
000 students. 

Hamilton is raising money for a 
gymnasium and Y. M. C. A. build- 

The Seniors at Vassar claim to 
have received over four hundred 
valentines last February. 

The students in the University of 
Pennsylvania wear caps and gowns. 

The first foreign College Y. M. 
C. A. was organized at Jeffua 
College, Ceylon. 

There were one hundred and four 
college graduates in the last House 
of Representatives. 

The Dartmouth is said to have the 
largest circulation of any of the 
college papers, there being 1,100 
copies per issue. 

Princeton has a student from 
Egypt, and a young lady from the 
Sandwich Islands is studying law at 
the University of Michigan. 

It is stated that of the seventeen 
presidents of the United States, 
eleven of them were college gradu- 
ates; of twenty vice-presidents, ten; 
of twenty-nine secretaries of state, 
nineteen; of forty-one associated 
justices of the U. S. Supreme Court, 

Madison University, at Hamilton, 
New York, has established competi- 
tive examinations for free tuition 
scholarships. The examinations are 
written and embrace the subjects 
usually required for admission to 

Albion College, Michigan, having 
an attendance of over four hundred 
students has a unique method of 
studying. Modern languages are 
studied before the ancient, the history 
of the present before the history of 


7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

the past; that being put first in order 
which lies nearest to the knowledge 
already gained by the student. — In- 

The Roman Catholics propose 
founding a University worth $S,ooo,- 
ooo at Washington. The theological 
department will be the first opened. 

Princeton has announced some ad- 
ditional Fellowships. These Fellow- 
ships bring an income of five to six 
hundred dollars per year to those 
graduates of Princeton College tak- 
ing an advanced and special course in 
the college. 

J. P. Haynes, of Galveston, Tex., 
a colored student at Dartmouth 
Medical College, has been appointed 
Demonstrator of Anatomy at that 
institution for the ensuing term. 

There is a movement on foot for 
the purpose of obtaining the admis- 
sion of women to the degrees of the 
University of Cambridge, England. 

The Inter Collegian informs us 
that the College student's Summer 
School for Bible study at North- 
field last summer was a very pleas- 
ant and successful conference. 
There were eighty-nine colleges 
represented, including some from 
England and Scotland. Yale and 
Princeton each sent thirty men, and 
Amherst twenty-five. Randolph- 
Macon College, Virginia, sent six- 
teen delegates. Harvard and Brown 
also had large representations. Ath- 
letics were entered into as heartily 
as the study of the Bible. Members 
of the " Varsity Eleven " were 
present from various colleges. 
Messrs. Moody, Drummond, Brodus 
and others who were giving instruc- 
tion in the Bible were found mak- 
ing plans for sport and recreation. 
It will be well to bear in mind 
that " L. F. U." ought to be repre- 
sented there next year. . 


VOL.1. NOVEMBER, 1887. NO. 3. 



It was, according to our mode of reckoning, the 12th day of July, Anno 
Domini, 160; and the sun-dials were marking the fifth hour of Roman time, 
or, as we should compute it, near ten o'clock in the morning. At the moment in 
question, the sun was smiling as brightly on the sea and on the shore, as ever 
during the centuries since passed. The Mediterranean at the Northern limit 
of the Gulf of Naples lay blue as an amethyst under the rocky slopes of Baise, 
and presented the brilliant contrast, almost peculiar to Italian scenery, with 
the azure of the over-arching sky and the rich green of the abundant foliage 
on the shore. At this date, Baise was, during the hot season, the popular re- 
sort of the wealthy citizens of Rome, and was now enjoying to the full the 
flood of its summer-tide of visitors. In that part of the little town devoted 
chiefly to business and pleasure, the main street was suddenly thrown into a 
confusion that for a moment diverted the course of its busy traffic, and ex- 
plained why the laws forbidding the driving of vehicles in the city of Rome 
except on special occasions, were so rigidly enforced. A gaily-decorated 
two-wheeled chariot, to which were yoked four well-groomed Parthian 
horses, was dashing up the smooth road, swaying as it passed in a most dan- 
gerous fashion from side to side. Its owner stood within, just behind his cha- 
ioteer, his body reeling with every plunge of the vehicle. He had evidently 
not yet recovered from a prolonged debauch of the previous night, for his 
face was deeply flushed with wine and a chaplet of roses depended from his 
left brow. It was to his drunken freak alone that was due the disturbance 
of the street, for he had seized the whip from his driver and laid its lash 
viciously over the flank of the trace-mate horse nearest his right hand. 
The frightened animal had with a plunge broken his outer trace fastened to 
the top rim of the chariot-bed, and had thus been borne over to the right by 
the two yoke-steeds and the further trace-mate. 

56 7 HE L. F. U. STENT OR. 

The cry," Cave equos!" (Beware of the horses!) flew before them up the 
crowded street, where match-peddlers, sausage-sellers, and a curious group 
surrounding an Egyptian snake-charmer, scattered in every direction. 
Just ahead, a litter was passing supported by poles, carried on the shoulders of 
eight stalwart Scythians. One could tell by their bright red livery, that they 
were in the service of the praetor of Rome, Sergius Paulus, whose sum- 
mer villa lay just beyond the next turn of the road. Behind the litter 
walked two female slaves. It was not difficult to surmise that they were 
following home from the bath the only child and daughter of the praetor, 
Julia, even though the silken curtains at the side hid her figure, for above 
them could be seen the white sun-shade that protected her head. Evident- 
ly she too heard the warning cry on the street, for at the precise moment 
when the Scythians moved to one side in order to escape the flying chariot 
in whose track they were, she suddenly leaped out of the litter. But, 
though she landed on her feet, she sank at once to the ground, and, even 
on a second attempt at rising, her ankle turned and she fell helpless on her 
side. Meantime the chariot swept harmlessly by, and the slaves, some of 
them keeping off the crowd, moved to the assistance of their mistress. 

She had not uttered a cry, but was white with pain, the color of her 
cheek being scarce distinguishable from that of the snowy palla with which 
her figure was girt. A dirty little beggar, peering between the legs of the 
slaves, gazed with wide wonder upon the long golden chain encircling her 
shapely neck, fastened with a buckle representing a wild boar with brilliant 
rubies for his angry eyes. 

The maiden was evidently accustomed to assume command, for at her 
bidding one of the female slaves lifted her again without difficulty into the 
litter, while the other hastened forward up the road. The Scythians then 
hoisted again to their broad shoulders the long poles run through the rings 
of her vehicle, and marched with it sturdily up the ascent of the hill. The 
scene was ended in far less time than it has taken to describe it. 

Beyond the next turning of the gravelled street, one who watched the 
red liveries could see them entering on the left the broad marble stair-way 
leading up to the villa of the Roman praetor. On either side, at every 
winding of the carved balustrade, rose statues of Flora, Vesta, Fauns, and 
Satyrs. Between these, one caught glimpses of a smooth-shaven sward, 
with interspersed beds of gladiolus, hyacinth, and narcissus, bordered by lines 
of box. Here and there were plane and myrtle trees, their foliage artifi- 
cially trimmed in the shapes of lions, tigers, and bears. From the top of the 
stair-way rose the two-storied villa, its lofty turrets so placed that from them, 
one could look on one side, far over the blue of the Mediterranean, and on 
the other across the Lucrine Lake to Nauplia and Puteoli. Nature and Art 
had here in fact conspired, in order to furnish refreshment for the senses and 
a charm for the spirit in the heats of the summer. 


The litter with its attendants was met at the open door of the entrance- 
hall above, by the praetor himself, accompanied by a young man who was 
at the time his guest, and evidently one of high social position. The clean- 
shaven face of the elder was seamed with the furrows worn there by the 
stern struggles of political life in the Roman capital. His head, quite bald 
above and fringed with a line of whitened hairs at the temples, was some- 
what bowed upon his tall and slender figure. He had, however, the com- 
manding presence of his social rank, and the regular features of a typical 
Italian of his period, with such an expression as might be looked for in a 
president of the judges of the city courts. 

He greeted his child, as she was removed by the slaves to her own apart- 
ment, with a mixture of grave dignity and repressed emotion which be- 
tokened in one of his character and training, far more than could words, his 
sympathy for her suffering. 

The young man at his side strove less to hide the anxiety awakened by 
the accident. He had scarcely more than attained his majority, but his 
figure exhibited in a high degree the muscular development resulting from 
systematic ballista-training and military exercise. His curly hair was cut 
close to his head; his face was smooth-shaven; and the expression of his 
dark features suggested that the education of his intellect had not quite suf- 
ficed to soften a sternness for which his square jaw and firm lips were in 
part responsible. Both gentlemen wore as an outer garment, merely the light 
tunic adapted to indoor life and the summer season. These were white and 
of the finest linen, the front of each being marked by a narrow strip of pur- 
ple woven into the cloth and running from the neck to the lower border i n 
front, a mark of the order of knighthood to which they belonged. 
Severus, the younger of the two, wore his tunic caught to the waist with a 
belt of gold whose links were so fine that it was as pliant as the product of 
the loom. To it was fastened a short Roman sword. 

While the daughter of the house was gently carried by her slaves to her 
own chamber on the sea-ward side of the villa, in the rear part of the 
ground floor, the praetor sought his library, a spacious apartment looking to 
the east. It was divided down the middle in two parts by a double row of 
cedar-wood presses placed back to back, containing rolls and parchments. 
Above these cases were the busts of a number of Roman and Greek authors 
who had attained distinction in the world of literature. At a table near one 
of the windows, sat the scribe, or secretary, of the praetor, who had been 
engaged, just before the news of the accident reached them, in taking down, 
by aid of abbreviations, from the lips of his superior, a decision about to be 
rendered in one of the Roman courts. The secretary was evidently a freed- 
man, who looked in his neat but worn attire, as though many years of his 
life had been passed in the service of the great house to which he was 

58 7 HE L. F. U. STENTOR. 

" Britanicus," said the praetor, as he threw himself into a studying- 
couch at hand, " fetch me the roll on which I have had written a number of 
prescriptions for domestic use. My daughter has just suffered a serious 
sprain of the ankle, and I -would have an embrocation that might be used 
for it." 

" Noble Sergius," responded the freedman, as he sought one of the cases 
and began examining the red tickets on which were written the titles of the 
rolls contained within, " I have heard from the slaves that the lady Julia, 
whom we all love to honor, is suffering grievously. And now I remember 
that yesterday, when in town purchasing some new parchments, I heard of 
a learned physician but lately come to Rome, who is spending a few days 
at Baiag that he may study the effects of the sulphur water of the springs. 
They say of him that he is both wise and skillful, and that already he has 
had success in relieving the empress of a malady. Would it not be prudent 
to summon him? " 

" By Jupiter! I thank you for your careful memory, Britanicus," respond- 
ed the praetor, a look of relief lighting his contracted brows. " Have the 
slaves call him at once and, look you, see that I am warned of his coming! ' 

With this the master of the house sought his daughter's chamber which 
he did not leave till a slave announced that the physician whom they had 
summoned was approaching. As Sergius strode between the double rows 
of fluted marble columns through the atrium, he found there also the young 
soldier, his guest, awaiting with no less impatience the coming of the 

They looked to see an aged person, humble of exterior and servile of 
demeanor. The surprise of each was almost unbounded on perceiving the 
approach of a young man, who looked to be, as he actually was, in his 
twenty-eighth year, and who was evidently possessed of wealth, for he was 
wrapped in a red-bordered toga of the finest and whitest wool. He was 
also attended by two slaves in light blue livery, who relieved him of his 
outer garment and foot-gear, as he passed through the ostium. In doing 
this, it was noticeable that he took care to put his right foot foremost, as he 
crossed the word, "SALVE!" wrought in elegant mosaic on the lower 
threshold ; and that at the same moment his lips moved as though he were 
repeating something to himself. He had soon passed the line of slaves in 
the vestibule and was cordially greeted by the two gentlemen who awaited 

It is difficult to describe in words the impression he produced upon the 
two inmates of the villa. The latter had expected to greet an inferior not 
an equal, yet, after brief conversation, each of them had asked himself 
whether really the new comer were not the superior of both. After the 
removal of his toga, the physician stood before them in his short-sleeved 
and crimson-bordered tunic, which dropped to the knees and exhibited bare 

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arms and legs rounded with the muscles of an athlete. His hands, though 
large, were plastic and full of expression. He was, like his hosts, close- 
shaven, and his blonde hair was cut short over his well-shaped head. His 
forehead was broad and high; his cheeks ruddy; his chin well-rounded; 
the dark grey eyes under his sweeping brows seemed to suffer no object 
within their range to escape study. He had a Greek rather than a Roman 
type of feature. His expression was variable, with always a generous and 
kindly light beaming from his brows and a quaint humor mingled with 
sterling common sense lingering about the somewhat irregular curves of his 
lips. It was impossible not to be favorably impressed with the grace of his 
manner, the refinement of his features, and the culture expressed in the 
tones of his voice. He spoke the Latin language with marked ease and 
elegance but with the slight accent then occasionally noticed in educated 
persons of Greek nativity. 

As the master of the house accompanied him to the sleeping-apartment 
of the daughter, the eyes of the physician took note of all the surroundings. 
He saw the low and then modern bed-stead, of inlaid ivory and tortoise- 
shell, which had not to be ascended by steps but was easily accessible from 
the tessellated floor covered with rugs. He saw the bronze-lamp on one 
side, representing Venus drawn in her chariot by twelve silver doves with 
out-spread wings, the body of each dove holding the oil for the wick that 
protruded from its upraised beak. He saw the polished metal mirror on the 
other side, and, hanging above it, the waxen mask which was a fac-simile of 
the features of the girl's dead mother. He gathered every detail of the 
costume of the patient as she lay on the purple coverlet of the couch before 
him, wrapped in a soft white stola gathered at the waist by a pink-tinted 
cord and tassle of silk, with pearls gleaming in her shell-like ears. Nor did 
he fail to take note of the small and curly-haired pet dog that, fondled by 
its mistress' hand, nestled on the tapestry of the pillow where rested her head. 
While the details of the accident were related to him, the physician drew 
a stool to the side of the bed, seated himself so that the light from the mica 
window-panes should fall upon his patient, and then proceeded to make a 
deliberate and methodical examination of the limb. One of the female 
slaves, meanwhile, removed the white sandal from the swollen foot, and the 
bath-towel, wrung out of cool water, which had been placed about the ankle. 
There is no better test of a surgeon's skill, than that set up by a patient 
with an injured limb, when the latter is manipulated either for the purpose 
of examination or of dressing. In the present instance, that test was well 
met. The surgeon deftly passed his left hand beneath the knee of the in- 
jured leg, and gently but firmly grasping the foot with the other, raised 
the limb so that it was fully in his control. Meanwhile, his patient scarcely 
wincing at the movements, he performed flexion and extension of both knee 
and ankle-joints, slid a sentient finger down the line of the bones, and 

6o 7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

produced abduction and adduction of the foot on the leg. While thus en- 
gaged he seemed not to hear one or two of the remarks addressed to him 
by the praetor who anxiously superintended the operation. 

The examination completed, he laid the limb again upon the bed and 
spoke as follows: 

" This is not what it has been assumed to be, a simple sprain of the ankle, 
but is a fracture of one of the bones of the leg. There are two of these, 
both named because of their resemblance to our musical instruments, viz: 
the tibia and the fibula. Here, on the outer side, lies the fibula, and you 
see that when I come to a point about a finger's length from the lower ex- 
tremity, there is a lack of continuity in the line of the bone, and a slight de- 
pression in the flesh. As a result, the foot is slightly inclined outward, there 
is great pain and considerable swelling. So much for the nature of the in- 
jury, which is one not rarely produced by just such sudden shock of landing 
upon the feet as in the present case. For the future, we cannot now deter- 
mine, whether the resulting inflammation will be pneumatoid because that 
the pneurna has insinuated itself along with the blood ; or oedematoid, be- 
cause accompanied by phlegm; or erysipelatoid, because united with bile; or 
scirrous, because joined with atrabile. But of this we may be sure, she will 
speedily recover and that without resulting deformity or lameness. Na- 
ture," he continued, " shall be our good physician in this case, and we shall 
content ourselves with merely placing these parts in the position where they 
can most readily return to their natural condition, acting thus only as humble 
servants of the great healing power." 

This said, he ordered the slaves to fetch him the material which he wished 
to use, and taking a soft pillow of the sort used on the bed, he laid the limb 
lengthwise along the middle. He then skillfully moulded a mass of soft 
wool over the tibia and, gathering the pillow well about it, fastened a light 
strip of wood to the inside. The whole was finally secured in place by 
linen bandages encircling the ankle below and the knee above. The patient 
sighed with relief on the completion of this dressing, which not only did 
away with the slight degree of deformity due to the fracture, but produced 
sufficient extension to give complete relief of the pain. 

His task completed, the surgeon rose from his stool and was rewarded 
with a grateful smile on the sympathetic face of his patient. " May I ask," 
she said with marked respect, " for the name of him whose skill has served 
to give me such prompt relief? I would not soon forget it." 

" My name is Galen," he answered simpty, " Claudius Galen." 

" It is a name I shall remember," was her response. " My father will re- 
ward you with gold ; but you must permit me to return you the grateful thanks 
of one who appreciates to the utmost your gentle and efficient service." 

" Indeed," he rejoined, "in that case your return to me will be greater than 
that of your father. Though placed by fortune beyond its need, I may not 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 61 

for the honoi- of my profession, refuse just compensation for my service ; yet 
without the thanks' and gratitude of his patient the physician is indeed al- 
ways unrewarded." 

" Spoken like a young gallant of the Court," she smiled in return, " albeit 
with the manner of a parent and the expression of a friend." With this she 
beckoned to her slave Geta, who at once handed her from a table near by, a 
finger- ring in the shape of a delicately carven golden lizard set with precious 
stones. " I pray you to keep this," she said, " as a souvenir of the gratitude 
of Julia." 

" You will at least " interposed the praetor, as soon as the physician had 
expressed his thanks for the gift, " you will at least order her to take some 
hellebore that the severity of the inflammation may be reduced?" 

" No!" answered the physician promptly and cheerfully, " no hellebore 
this time. We shall do well without it." 

" That is just like my papa," interrupted the girl. " He is always anxious 
to do just a little more than is actually needed. When he was ^Edile and 
had charge of the public games in the Circus Maximus, he ordered nearly 
a score of panthers to be kept in tbe city, when one alone would have been 
sufficient to astonish the people and worry the elephants. But," she went 
on, " the water-clock in the atrium must be marking the hour for our noon- 
day meal. Do you know," she said turning to the physician, " out here by 
the sea we have such appetites that we eat at mid-day almost as heartily as 
at dinner in town. I am sure that you will not refuse to join the gentlemen 
at this repast?" 

As this invitation was cordially seconded by the host, the physician ac- 
cepted, and was at once escorted to the triclinium, one of the smaller dining- 
rooms situated on the sea-ward side of the villa, where a delicious sea-breeze 
swept over them through the windows. The frescoing of this room was 
in Egyptian patterns. It was furnished with a large inlaid cedar-wood 
table, surrounded by richly embroidered sofas and two ample side-boards 
covered with gold and silver plate. Here they were joined by Severus, who 
took the sofa on the left, while the physician was bidden to that on the right 
of the host, who reclined at the head of the table. The butler at once plac- 
ed before each flagons filled with Falernian wine, while the slaves removed 
the sandals of those who reclined on the couches and washed their feet with 
scented water brought in silver bowls, drying them afterward with linen 

The table, covered with a purple cloth, was adorned with vases of bronze 
filled with flowers. On it were also placed small dishes containing white 
and black olives and several kinds of cheese. The first course consisted of 
broiled oysters from the Lucrine Lake, dressed with a garum, or fish-sauce. 
" I admire," began the praetor, " your excellent skill, my good Galen, 
which I recognize as far superior to that of all our physicians here. To 

62 m 1 HE L. F. U. STENTOR. 

which of the sects by the way, do you belong, to the pneumatics, the epi- 
synthetics, the methodists, the eclectics, or ." 

"A plague on all sects in medicine:" broke forth his guest. "I abjure 
them all! Know, O Sergius, that I am only a disciple of my great master, 
Hippocrates. He was the faithful, loving, and patient student of nature 
herself, in whose sovereign po wer only, the vis medicatrix naturce, we put 
our trust. This is my creed, and my practice is based on it alone. My mis- 
sion here is to bring back to the old paths those who have been straying 
from them for nigh four hundred years. What your great Trajan did for 
the Roman empire, when he re-built its ruined highways and repaired its 
broken aqueducts, that I purpose doing for the men of my profession and 
my day." 

" Good! " responded the praetor, " but I marvel that you should under- 
stand the bones of the leg when, as you well know, in all, even in barbarian 
countries, it is forbidden by law to open the human body for the prosecution 
of such studies." 

" Ah ! there speaks the lawyer," rejoined Galen. " In consequence of a 
dream had by my father, a wealthy architect of Pergamus, named Nicon, I 
was from my earliest youth devoted to preparation for my profession. Since 
that time I have studied in the great medical school of Alexandria, and have 
on foot travelled through Cilicia, Palestine, Thrace, Italy, Syria, Crete, and 
Cyprus, yet have I altogether seen but two skeletons of the human body, 
both of these in Alexandria; one, that of a robber condemned to exposure. 
Judge if I have not spent days in the study of these! But there are other 
resources. I have opened hundreds of bodies of apes, which most resemble 
those of the human race, and then there are also the corpses of our enemies 
slain in battle, of children exposed by inhuman parents, and of slaves. After 
all," (this with a certain quiet smile lingering at the corner of his mouth,) 
"the few make the laws; the many must suffer and die. It is the duty of 
the physician to obey the highest law, in his efforts to alleviate that suffer- 
ing and to postpone that death." » 

" Touching that question," interposed Severus, " you do not seem to be 
superstitious, yet, unless I greatly err, you took pains to enter this house 
with the right foot in advance, and to mutter a charm as you crossed the 
threshold. For one, I was glad to see it, as I put a great deal of faith in 
these things." 

" As to the first charge, it is true," returned Galenus, " but that is a practice 
I have adopted solely for the benefit of superstitious patients, who insist that 
it should be done; and I am ready to oblige them with so trifling a favor. 
But as to the second charge, it Was not a charm that I uttered as I came in, 
but only one of the aphorisms of my master, Hippocrates, which I am fond 
of repeating." 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 63 

" And would you object to repeating it to us ?" enquired the young 
soldier. , 

" By no means," was the response. " It runs in this way: ' Life is short; 
the art is long; occasion sudden; to make experiments dangerous; judgment 
difficult. Neither is it sufficient that the physician do his office unless the 
patient and his attendants do their duty, and that externals are well ordered !' " 

"By your god, Esculapius!" ejaculated Severus, as he took a tablet and 
stylus from his bosom and made a note of the words he had heard uttered, 
" That is a charm good enough for me, and is worth trying some day in a 
predicament! " 

At this moment the slaves brought in for the second course, a large, well- 
seasoned turbot dressed with eggs and garnished with a number of small 
sausages no larger than marbles, all smoking hot. Rolls of fine wheat 
bread were also placed in silver bowls near the hand of each as he reclined 
at the table, and also smaller dishes of dressed lettuce. 

" They tell me," resumed the prastor, " that you have been in attendance 
upon the family at the palace, and have had in your charge the empress 
Faustina and the young prince Commodus. These are among my friends.'' 

" You are right," said the physician, his genial smile suddenly changing 
to an expression of gravity. " The emperor, his wife, and the prince have 
been lately in my care." ' Here he stopped rather abruptly. It seemed that 
he preferred to talk of his profession rather than of matters at court. Sev- 
erus, noticing this hesitation, was diplomat enough to change the subject. 

" What you say of studying anatomy from skeletons is well enough, but, 
by Hercules! how can one know all about broken bones, if he has not seen 
and handled many! We have no schools for such study as this." 

" For this," replied Galen, " I am indebted to my native Pergamus, where, 
by the grace of the Pontiff, for many years I had surgical charge of the 
school of gladiators. Perpol! if the gladiators and wrestlers do not serve 
for the study of broken bones and wounds, who in the world do! Here I 
was first to observe the poplitaeus muscle and the platysma myoides, and 
first also to describe the origin of the tendo Achillis." 

" How distant and far separated," continued Severus, " are the places 
where one must study all the details of your art, while my poor profession 
can be acquired in the camp of a single legion of the Roman Army! When 
yours is mastered, study and skill do the rest; but the soldier, after com- 
pletion of his training, is still only a suppliant to the goddess of Fortune!" 

" Ah, my friend, do not talk in that way," interrupted the physician. 
" Only a crowd of fools pursue that false divinity. She never remains for any 
time in one place, since the pedestal of her statue is moved about from one 
situation to another; now above a precipice, again over the uncertain waves 

1 It was a favorite saying- of the Empress Faustina, that 'there was but one physician in the world and 
his name was Galen!' 


of the sea. And when her followers have lost all hope and fall dying at 
the base, to all their groans and appeals for aid the goddess, safe and sound 
above, has for an answer only a scornful laugh! " 

" I admire your philosophy," interjected Sergius. 

" Every true physician is a philosopher," returned Galen. " In order to 
understand the human body, its different maladies, and the indications for 
their relief, one must be a master of logic. But in order to study this with 
ardor, one must despise wealth and practice temperance; that is all there is 
to philosophy, logic, physics, and ethics. A man who cares not for riches 
and practices temperance can never commit a shameful action; for all the 
iniquities of which man is ever guilty are the fruit either of his avarice or of 
his appetites. Your true philosopher necessarily possesses all the virtues, 
for they are all so indissolubly linked together that he who has one must 
have all. This is the only way in which a man can even begin the study of 

" Well," added the soldier, " what a grand thing it would be for the phy- 
sicians of Rome, if all could be philosophers; and if in some such vast building 
as the baths of Hadrian, one could collect and study the victims alike of 
accident and disease!" 

" Ah!" said Galen thoughtfully, his eyes fixed upon vacancy, " all that is 
yet to come. To-day, there is but one religion that encourages the care of 
the sick and of the poor. It is that of the unfortunate and persecuted Nazar- 
enes. But they are rapidly multiplying in the East and in the West. Thev 
fill the palace of the Emperor and lodge in the cell of the .slave. If the 
time ever comes (and come I think it will) when a Nazarene shall wear the 
imperial purple, then the men of my profession shall care for the sick and 
the destitute in asylums as large as your public baths; and the knowledge 
which they ask me to impart in public lectures at the capital shall be used 
for the benefit of the rich and the poor alike." 

As Galen finished with these words, he chanced to notice a Libyan slave 
who had been serving his vis-a-vis at table, the young Severus, and who 
was then standing behind the sofa on which the soldier reclined. As he 
caught the words uttered by the physician, a tear gushed from the slave's 
dark eyes and rolled down his swarthy cheek. He at once turned aside his 
head to conceal his emotion. 

" Well " ejaculated the praetor, " it is all one to the most of us, whether 
it be the Master of the Thunders, Isis, or the Jewish hero, whom we exalt 
to the pinnacles of religion; the Pantheon is large enough for all." 

" I once suffered from an accident," said Severus, " for which I -was treated 
by one of my slaves with their sacred oil, and the result was simply marvel- 
ous. I have a great respect for the Nazai'enes, and would not, if I had the 
power, permit their persecution." 

At the sound of these words, Galen regarded the young man with fixed 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 65 

attention. u Of course," Severus continued, " you have no more faith in 
the gods, excellent Galen, than have the most of us!" 

" If you are at all interested in my creed," said Galen, " I can best give it 
to you, by repeating the words in which I have expressed it in my treatise 
entitled De usu ■partium; they are these: — In writing this book, I 
compose a true and real hymn to that awful Being who made us all; and, 
in my opinion, true religion consists not so much in costly sacrifices and 
fragrant perfumes offered upon His altars, as in a thorough conviction im- 
pressed upon our own minds and an endeavor to produce a similar impres- 
sion upon the minds of all others, of His unerring wisdom, His resistless 
power, and His all diffusive goodness. For, the fact that he has arranged 
everything in that order and disposition which are best calculated for its 
preservation and continuance, and that He has condescended to distribute 
His favors to all His works, is a manifest proof of His goodness which 
calls aloud for our hymns and praises. That He has found the means 
necessary for the establishment and preservation of this beauty, order, 
and disposition, is as incontestible a proof of His wisdom, as that He has 
done whatever He pleased, is of His omnipotence." 2 

Never before had his auditors listened to words like these. The phy- 
sician had spoken with a feeling that betrayed itself in the tones of his 
voice and the expression of his clear grey eyes. The lawyer and the soldier 
even caught something of his inspiration as they looked with mingled awe 
and admiration upon the man who was their guest. 

Meanwhile the attendants upon the table served them with the last qourse, 
consisting of pieces of pastry baked in the shape of pigeons and hawks, 
together with dried figs. 

With this the luncheon was concluded, and the physician, now attended 
by his own slaves, took leave of his host, promising to visit his patient again. 
Severus, however, having evidently conceived an attachment for a com- 
panion so nearly of his own age, accompanied the latter down the marble 
stair-way of the villa, leading to the street below. As they were about to 
part,, the young soldier expressed the hope that they might again meet in 

" Noble Severus," responded Galen, " friend, if I may dare to employ 
such a name, I am sure that we shall meet again and that often. Before we 
part, however, I have a word to say to you, under the rose. I know well, 
as who in the Capital does not, the story of your African birth, your modest 
origin, and your reputation as a gallant soldier, which has well earned your 
advancement. Even now your name is mentioned in the city as the probable 
Consul for the coming year. I can read your character in your face; and 

2 The most of these responses of the Master are translations of his exact language as found in his 

66 7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

have but little difficulty in guessing the height of your ambition." The 
cheek of the young man glowed, as he heard these words. 

" I know also that you are superstitious, and that your dreams have been 
favored by omens. There is that in you which persuades me of your future. 
The empress is, as you know, the cousin of the Emperor, and it ill becomes 
me to speak of her character. But the Prince Commodus has received a 
fatal inheritance that renders him as despicable in his youth as he will be 
odious in his manhood. Fit yourself therefore, for the responsibilities of 
the future by a life of strict self-denial. Despise gold; put a strong hand 
upon all your appetites and passions; preserve by exercise your physical 
vigor, and " here he hesitated a moment, "and you shall yet prove of inesti- 
mable value to your country! " 

With this the physician received again his toga from his slaves, and bade 
farewell to Severus, who was not only profoundly stirred by the words he 
had just heard, but also astonished at the revelation they made to him of the 
keen insight possessed by the extraordinary man from whom he was parting. 
Before we bid them both farewell ourselves, it will be interesting to note 
that Galen was practicing medicine in Rome, years after the vile wretch 
Commodus had been strangled to death in a drunken stupor by a professional 
wrestler, and Septimius Severus, Galen's life-long friend, after revenging 
the death of the gentle Pertinax, had himself attained to the imperial 
purple of the throne of the Ctesars. 


The reorganization of the University, intimated in the Inaugural Address 
of President Roberts, has been consummated, at least in outline, and has re- 
ceived the formal sanction of the Board of Trustees. The changes made 
are of far-reaching importance. The organization adopted is designed on 
the one hand to harmonize and adjust the relations of the schools now under 
the University management, and on the other to outline a plan sufficiently 
broad to provide for the enlargement of the University, as contemplated in 
the charter, by the founding of professional schools. 

Among the more striking changes to be noticed are, the designation of 
the college as Lake Forest College; the co-ordination of the collegiate de- 
partment of Ferry Hall with Lake Forest College, under the name Ferry 
College for Young Ladies, while the preparatory and seminary depart- 
ments are retained under the name of Ferry Hall Seminary/ the grouping 
of these schools and the Lake Forest Academy together in an Undergradu- 
ate Department; and the establishment of a Professional Depart- 
ment, comprising the four University Faculties of Philosophy, Theology, 

7 HE L. F. U. STENT OR. 67 

Law and Medicine. A general view of schools and courses . as now 
arranged is here given: 

Undergraduate Department: 
Lake Forest College: 

Classical Course; Degree, B. A. 

Scientific Course; Degree, B. Sc. 
Ferry College for Young Ladies: 

Classical Course; Degree, B. A. 

Literary Course; Degree, B. Ph. 
Ferry Hall Seminary: 

Classical Course, Preparatory; Diploma. 

Literary Course, Preparatory; Diploma. 

Seminary Course; Degree, B. L. 

Music Course; Diploma. 
Lake Forest Academy: 

Classical Course, Preparatory; Diploma. 

Scientific Course, Preparatory; Diploma. 

English Course (General); Diploma. 
Professional Department: 
The Philosophical Faculty : 

Advanced Courses in Philosophy; Degree, Ph. D. 

Advanced Courses in Classical Philology; Degree, Ph. D. 

Advanced Course in Biology and Geology; Degree, Sc. D. 
The Theological Faculty : 

Not yet organized. 
The Law Faculty: 

Not yet organized. 
The Medical Faculty : 

Advanced Com-ses in General Theory and Practice of Medicine; 
Degree, M. D. Rush Medical College. 

Advanced Courses in Dental and Oral Surgery; Degree, D. D. S. 

Northwestern College of Dental and Oral Surgery. 
The following considerations are among those that have led to the 
adoption of this University System : 

1. It is simple, showing at a glance the relation of all parts to the general 

2. It is comprehensive, providing a place for the present schools and 
courses, and for all schools and courses that in the future may be added. 

3. It is symmetrical, giving each school and course a distinct places 
without encroaching upon the rjrovince of another. 


4. Apparently revolutionary, it is really conservative, returning from the 
disorder prevalent in the adjustment of departments in American institu- 
tions to the acceptance of the organization of the university faculties de- 
veloped through the centuries of educational progress in Europe. 

5. It embodies the best features of both the American and the European 
organization of higher institutions of learning, for 

a. It replaces the gymnasium of the Continent, which is generally ac- 
knowledged to be weak on the side of philosophical and moral train- 
ing, by the American collegiate courses, which are equal to the 
gymnasium as regards discipline and superior in point of general culture; 

b. By means of elective studies in the last two years of all collegiate 
courses, and the distribution of courses under the care of the four facul- 
ties of Philosophy, Theology, Law and Medicine, it affords the widest 
opportunities for the pursuit of specialties, which is the principal re- 
commendation of the European university system ; 

c. It provides for the education of both sexes alike; in the Undergraduate 
Department, by parallel courses; in the Professional Department, by 
raising no barriers to women becoming candidates for degrees. No 
European University has so generous a provision as this for the higher 
education of women; no American University can now afford to ignore 
her claims. 

Full information regarding the changes in the University and its courses 
will be found in the new catalogue, which will appear in December. 




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Terms: $1.00 per Year. Single Copies 15 Cents. 

All communications should be addressed to 

Box 177, Lake Forest, III. 

Entered at the Post-office of Lake Forest, 111., as 
second-class mail matter. 


It is very seldom we are led to 
openly express a few words of ad- 
vice to the " funny " boys of our col- 
lege, simply because in the past the 
" smart and funny " sort have been 
very scarce here. We enjoy a good 
practical joke; we welcome with 
pleasure and approval anything that 
will enliven our college life, arouse 
our spirits, create a hearty laugh,or be 
an amusing subject for either chat or 
table talk : but we are disgusted with 
those things which have evidently 
been done for the express purpose, 
on the part of some one, of appearin°- 
funny or of doing something funny. 
Now we recognize in a few things 
that have happened lately a germ of 
this excessive " cutish " spirit. 
When a college student has no more 
esteem for himself, or regard for his 
fellow-students, or respect for the 
Faculty, or sense of what is truly 

funny and deserving of being called 
a good joke, than to remove the 
Bible from the chapel pulpit and put 
a box in its place, as was recently 
done, we with all earnestness say such 
a person truly deserves someexternal- 
ly applied force for his own edifi- 
cation and his neighbor's pleasure. 
And those young men (we can't 
believe they are from among our 
numbers) who take such pleasure 
in roosting upon the Mitchell Hall 
veranda and making themselves gen- 
erally a nuisance, surely are utterly 
lacking in any of those noble quali- 
ties that go to make up a gentleman. 
They need instruction and are liable 
to get it. 

Nor do we approve of tricks that 
involve the destruction of property, 
whether of the students or the Uni- 
versity. We make due allowance 
for accidents, but cannot call it an ac- 
cident for a young Freshie to delib- 
erately walk up to a door and kick 
the panel out, merely because the 
boys were having a good time other- 
wise. He had too much of the 
Adam in him, and, let it be known, 
we have declared war against the 
ways and meanness of old Adam. 
And this practice also of yelling and 
singing in the halls during recitations 
is being repeated too often to be ap- 
preciated either by a majority of the 
boys, or the girls, or the Professors. 
The first two or three times it occur- 
red it caused hearty laughter, but 
now it only arouses a weary and 
sickly smile induced by mournful 
pity for those who so plainly reveal 
the calf nature from which they 
sprang, by blatting through the halls. 



We have it under consideration to 
take up a collection for the purpose 
of buying some skimmed milk for 
these little calflings. If any desire a 
bottle, just send in your names. 

We hope " these few remarks will 
be sufficient " to improve the tone 
and spirit of those actions that are in 
themselves neither funny nor elevat- 

A small volume has been laid on 
our table which is well worthy of 
being read by all young men, as it is 
the account of a young man's life 
written by a young man. * 

In it is told the story of a young 
Englishman's home and school life 
and his subsequent voyage to the 
South Seas, where he met his death 
by the terrible volcanic eruption in 
New Zealand, June 1886. The first 
part of the book is of more interest, 
perhaps, to the friends of the young 
man than to the general reader, but 
the greater part consists of a very 
interesting narration of his travels in 
lands too little known by us and the 
details, graphically recounted, of the 
wonders and terrors of the last fatal 
night. The chief attraction, how- 
ever, is Bainbridge's character. One 
so young but yet exerting so mani- 
fest an influence for good is seldom 
found. Grandeur of character must 
always have its influence, and so no 
one who has thoughtfully read this 
work can go back to his tasks with- 
out having more earnestness of pur- 

* Edwin Bainbridge, A Memoir: By T. Darling- 
ton. London: Morgan & Scott. Chicago: F. H. 

pose in life. The volume is hand- 
somely bound and contains, besides 
a portrait, several illustrations of 
New Zealand scenery. 

To the editors of The Stentor : 

Gentlemen: — Your last issue 
contained an editorial which to 
us seemed not only entirely uncalled 
for, but also unwarranted. We re- 
fer to the article on Biblical study. 

You seemed to forget that you are 
students in a Christian college, sup- 
ported by and under the control of a 
Christian church. Such a college 
evidently should have some depart- 
ment in which Christianity, as a dis- 
tinct subject, would be made an ob- 
ject of study. 

You say that " it is a question 
worthy of consideration," whether 
such a study is profitable, and then 
proceed to enforce your position by 
what we consider very weak reasons. 

Your first objection seems to be 
that Biblical study is at any rate a 
very unimportant study, and too much 
time is given to it. 

We would wish to be informed 
why it is more important for a young 
man or woman to have " an acquaint- 
ance with a modern language," or "a 
thorough course in some natural 
science," or " the opportunity for col- 
lateral reading," rather than a course 
in the History, Evidences, and Claims 
of Christianity? Why should a stu- 
dent have any one of these rather 
than a knowledge of the influence of 
Christianity upon the history and 
thought of the world? 



You also say that the subjects 
studied are more fit for the Theologi- 
cal Seminary. 

If you will look over a curriculum 
of a Theological Seminary you will 
find that very few of the subjects in 
our Biblical course are separately 
studied in the seminary. If they 
come in a seminary course, they 
come in incidentallv. 

You also say that more than half 
of the men in our college are theo- 
logical students. 

This is a mistake. But even if it 
were true, what of the young ladies 
and the remaining men? 

But your greatest mistake is of a 
more serious nature. You appear to 
overlook the fact that to-day a dead- 
ly struggle is being waged between 
Christianity and its enemies. These 
enemies are educated and aggressive. 
It becomes a Christian college to 
send out graduates able to cope with 
these enemies. This can never be 
done by paying no attention to the 
grounds of dispute, or by treating 
them as of no importance. It can 
only be done by giving the student a 
clear view of the disputed field, and 
showing him the strong foundations 
on which Christianity rests. If a 
young man or woman leaves college 
without having acquired such a def- 
inite knowledge in regard to Christ- 
ianity, the chances are much against 
its ever being attained. And we 
claim that no student can conscien- 
tiously apply himself to the four 
years' course in Biblical in this col- 
lege without being well grounded in 
the principles of Christian Apologet- 
ics. Respectfully, 

Edward E. Nourse. 

We are well aware that we are 
students under the direction of a par- 
ticular church, we realize our obliga- 
tions to that church, and we are now 
seeking only the education which 
will best fit us to advance the cause 
which that church represents. 

Now, the question raised in our 
last issue, was not if Biblical study in 
our college should be abolished, but 
if the existing course of study is 
profitable. Further thought on the 
subject has served only to convince 
us more fully that it is noj; sufficient- 
ly profitable. First, the studies in- 
cluded in it do not develop and train 
the mental faculties, nor is the knowl- 
edge gained from them — to the most 
of us — of any practical use. While 
they are too specific to form a part 
of that general culture which the 
healthy mind demands, at the same 
time they are too loose and rambling 
to be of service to the student in 
special lines of work. We do not 
think that the college is the place for 
work in specialties; but we do think 
that the college ought to furnish a 
broad, solid foundation for any kind 
of special work in the future. Op- 
portunity for more work in the En- 
glish language, especially practice in 
the art of expression, elocutionary, 
training throughout each term of the 
four years, more work in such nat- 
ural sciences as will train us to scien- 
tific methods of investigation and 
thinking, — either of these, we be- 
lieve, would be more profitable than 
our present course in Biblical study, 
in preparation for any work of life. 
These subjects should be included in 
the required course in order to allow 
time in the elective course for some 

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7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

of those studies too often regarded 
as mere ornaments, but which not 
only fit their possessor to enjoy life 
more, but also bring him into closer 
sympathy with mankind, and by giv- 
ing him a higher appreciation of 
beauty will, perhaps, enable him to 
reflect some glimmers of light and 
gladness on the dark world about 
him. Such studies must be pursued 
while in college by one who intends 
to devote himself strictly to his own 
work after leaving these halls. Now 
the soul of man should be well 
rounded out, symmetrical in all its 
proportions. The narrow-minded 
man and the lopsided man seem hid- 
eous and repulsive to us, if for no 
other reason, because they offend our 
aesthetic nature. It is a fault found 
with many of our ministers, and 
with justice, that they are too nar- 
row-minded. The ministerial stu- 
dents who form at least half, per- 
haps more, of our young men, can 
study in any first-class seminary all 
there is in our Biblical course that 
requires work in the class-room. To 
those who are not studying for the 
ministry, especially, this course is not 
practical. They are not the ones to 
meet the great foes of Christianity. 
The arms of Christianity in this war- 
fare are of a different nature from 
those it used in former ages; they 
cannot be used by every man, but 
only by him who has had a long 
special training for it. Some times 
in the pulpit attempts to refute the 
arguments of agnostic scientists are 
made by men whose zeal is praise- 
worthy, but whose preparation is in- 
sufficient for the task. By the futil- 

ity of their offorts thev often weaken 
the cause they try to defend. The 
special training requisite for success 
in this line the college cannot expect 
to give, but it can and should lay the 
foundation for it. Our Biblical course 
is not adequate to this; in fact, we 
believe the same amount of time 
spent on Biology alone, would be 
more effective in attaining this end 
than our whole course in Biblical. 

But let us look at another side of 
the question. The working of the 
great engines of war belongs to the 
few; the rest of us have a single 
weapon, which, if rightly used, will 
answer all our needs. In our Bib- 
lical course why not study the Bible 
itself? This, we think, is our proper 
sphere. We can all use it, whatever 
place in life we may fill; and while 
in college we might be taught its 
contents in a scientific and orderly 
way, and be trained in its systematic 
use. That would be practical. Such 
knowledge every one could use 
among his fellow men; it would at 
least be more profitable than that 
gained from our present course. 



Who hit Smithy? 

Our first snow storm — November 

Juniors begin the study of literature 
after Thanksgiving. 

Why is an appetence like a stand- 
ing high jump ? Because it is a spring 
of action. 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 


The Junior class in Physics are 
billed for essays in December. 

Professor — " Can you tell who 
held this theory of phenomena?" 
Student -" Can't." Prof essor -" Yes, 
that's right, and what can you say of 
Kant's idea?" 

The Freshman class gathered for 
an evening 'of enjoyment at the 
house of Miss Rumsey, on Thursday, 
November 10. 

A large amount of new apparatus 
has been purchased for the natural 
science department. 

Who runs the College? Dr. 
Roberts. Who thinks he runs the 
College? Fireman Frye. 

The members of the Junior class 
surprised their classmate, Miss Griff- 
in, at her home on Monday evening, 
November 21. They spent a very 
pleasant evening, among other things 
enjoying some candy which two of 
the boys " found." It was so late 
when they parted that no one stu- 
died Physics that evening. 

In connection with the Zeta Epsi- 
lon Society program for November 
19, Mr. Thos. Mills gave the mem- 
bers and invited guests of that So- 
ciety a talk on Prohibition. Ques- 
tions written by those present and 
handed to the speaker, were answer- 
ed by him. In this way the talk was 
made very interesting throughout. 

One of the Sems noticed that 
Mr. Nourse had his hair cut. 

Prof. B. « Miss D. do you find 
the study of the Motive Powers hard, 
or difficult ?" She found the ques- 
tion easy. 

Prof. D. " Miss G — n, how would 
you render 'I was very much pleas- 
ed,' in German?'" Miss G — n. 
" Ich war ganz tickled to death." 
So was the class. 

Math. Mr. Davis. " Prof, will 
you explain the 'moduluses' to me?" 

"What is the gentleman's name ?" 
The college boys were informed 
that they have a bad influence on 
the " Cads." It was a Cutting re- 

Biology students examining the 
gills of lobster. A. G. " I say, 
Dick, do you know what this last 
gill — this post gill — is called?" 
Dick. " Yes, it is the Magill." 

We here desire to inform those 
who do not know it that the " ladies" 
who furnished the girls waiting 
room were the boys of the college — 
at least they did the major part of it; 
and they do not remember making 
any conditions that would exclude 
them or their descendants from oc- 
casionally entering the room they 
helped to decorate. 

Student. " Prof, how do you pro- 
nounce a-c-o-u-s-t-i-c-s?'' Prof. 
" A-cow-sticks." Student. " Where 
does she stick, Prof?" 

Prof. " Miss G. what is a well?" 
Miss G. " A hole." 

Critic of the debate. "Mr. R. 
would do well to keep his hands off 
his revolver while talking, and Mr. 
J. would do much better if he would 
take some of Dr. Stone's Cough 
Drops before beginning to talk." 

Can anyone inform Mr. Linnel\ 


7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

whether the audiphone will work 
with false teeth ? 

Fresh to Junior. " Got your bill 
yet?" Junior. "Yep!" Fresh. 
" What does it amount to?" Junior. 
" Tuition, room rent, fuel, $29.50, 
and let me see, $1.25 makes $30.75." 
Fresh. "$1.25! What is that for?" 
Junior. "Oh, that is for religion! 
Going to charge for that this year." 

Not long ago the Senior class and 
the young ladies of Mitchell Hall 
spent an enjoyable evening together 
at the house of President Roberts. 

Omniscient Senior (after long and 
intricate discussion in philosophy) — 
" Well, Professor, I don't think you 
see my point yet." Professor — 
"Well, no. Pretty fine point; hard 
to distinguish! " O. S. subsides. 

The reception given by Dr. and 
Mrs. Seeley, at Ferry Hall on Fri- 
day evening, November 18, was 
most enjoyable. The reception 
room was very tastefully decorated, 
and the young ladies looked their very 
best. Like all the receptions at the 
Seminary, this one left a bright spot in 
the memories of those present. 

" This world is but a fleeting 
show," sang the Soph who followed 
a form divine for two blocks and 
then found it to be only a teacher. 

The week of prayer for young 
men, November 13-20, was observed 
by Y. M. C. A. meetings in the 
academy chapel every evening dur- 
ing the week. There was a large 
attendance at each meeting, and gen- 
eral interest was manifested through- 
out. A choir of college students, or- 

ganized for the purpose sang at every 

Three parties at Hallowe'en help- 
ed to enliven the routine of college 
life. The Juniors met at the home 
of their classmate, Miss • Horton. 
Miss Grace Reid entertained a com- 
pany of friends at her home, and 
Misses Nellie and Florence Durand 
gave some of their friends an enjoy- 
able evening. 

We are sorry to report the severe 
accident which occurred recently to 
Aubrey Warren, of the class of '91. 
As he was climbing into the back of 
a moving wagon, a board gave way, 
throwing him against a wheel which 
threw him violently to the ground. 
His face was very badly bruised and 
cut, the injuries being quite serious 
and necessitating his staying at home 
for some time. His speedy recov- 
ery is hoped for by all his many 

'Twas night. The restless inmate 
of the " Cad " had sunk to rest, the 
" detective" had shut one eye for the 
night, and the lights in the palace of 
the chancellor were extinguished. 
The moon, piercing the thin tissue 
of fleecy clouds, tipped the dark 
waters of the lake with a wavy, 
tremulous light, and the dark-brow- 
ed emerald Freshman moved on 
his homeward way from the initial 
class party of the season, his borrow- 
ed suit flapping in the wind. No 
sound was heard save the last sob of 
some retiring Soph, as he gently 
turned off the gas in the hall, and 
mournfully but firmly grasped the 
handle of his water-pitcher. In a 



corner of the dormitory a little band 
of Sophomores was gathered togeth- 
er. The scowl of conflict was gath- 
ering on their brows and their dress 
gave evidence of an approaching 
crisis. There was an aching void of 
sixty seconds, when Georgeacus gent- 
ly laying his mortar-board upon the 
banister, stepped forth and addressed 
them: "Ye call me chief, and ye 
do well to call him chief, who for 
two long years has faced Mathemat- 
ics and yet has never flunked! I will 
omit the rest of my speech, and will 
only remind you that we have lock- 
ed out the Freshmen, and if they get 
in they will have Blood, and don't 
you forget it! Let us keep them at 
bay, if possible, but if they should 
overpower us, then let us fly to our 
rooms, lock the doors, and engage in 
slumber, deep yet noiseless. E'en now 
the rampant Freshman is abroad be- 
low. It is time for action. All hands to 
the pump, and don't give up the ship !" 
Orders were obeyed, a window was 
lifted, and one Freshman was floated 
off towards the Sem. Wrathy 
shouts below soon indicated that the 
Freshies had found an entrance by 
the back door. With a rush they 
came up stairs, and Adams, in the 
front rank, was providentially 
drowned. " Gr-reat Shcott! boys, 
they've been in moy room ! " ejacu- 
lated the noble president, as he view- 
ed through the door which he had 
carefully barricaded, a waste of 
second-hand dry goods and litera- 
ture, and a conspicuous absence of 
his bed. But the Freshman who 
boasted that " they could'nt get into 
i his room," found his three locks 

counted for nothing, and his room 
looked as though a cyclone, wearing 
a mortar-board with a red tassel, had 
paid strict attention to busines? 
Then did the Freshmen show the! 
mettle. Sixteen in all, they gather- 
ed round the door of k the Bluejay, 
who in response to their beseeching 
entreaties, appeared upon the scene 
with a flourish of Indian clubs and 
oratory. At sight of this one poor lit- 
tle Freshman's eyes watered, and 
moaning "Pretty good ! " t 'he wiggled 
to his room. The chief fought hard, 
but sixteen were one too many for 
him. In the course of his exercise 
some language just missed Blood and 
hit the wall, making a hole about 3 
inches in diameter and 5^ of an inch 
deep. Bound hand and foot, the 
captain was carried to the fourth 
floor and stationed in an empty 
room. Two of his classmates soon 
joined him, and it only remained to 
capture the " cow-boy Soph." How- 
ever, after hearing him talk, and 
knowing that he was truthful, the 
arbitration committee decided that fif- 
teen could hardly handle him. A 
night watch was set over the others 
and the worthy president, as he had 
no bed, went on duty. At early 
dawn the Bat and the Blue-jay flew 
out of the window and escaped to 
the tall timber on the second floor. 
That morning the Freshman girls 
came to chapel in their best dresses, 
the Sophs at Mitchell Hall having 
taken care that they should have 
nothing else to wear. They looked 
very nice. The secretary of the fac- 
ulty has been seen in close conversa- 
tion with President Neptune, and it 

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s supposed that damages will be 
paid. The Sophs now roost under 
he protecting wing of the faculty. 

Morning after Freshies par ty. 
Mr. G— y, coming out of Greek 
recitation meets a friend and confi- 
dentially whispers him, " I made a 
dead flunk in Greek." Prof. Z., 
just behind overheard and supported 
Mr. G — y by saying, " Y-e-s you 
did, Mr. G — y, you did, you did!" 

Psy class. Prof. B. "Well, Mr. 
W— n, what do you think about the 
moral appetences, are they original ?' 
Mr. W — n hesitates, thinks hard, 
and finally says, " Yes, sir, I do." 
Prof. B. " Yes, so does our author, 
Dr. McCosh." (Shame to so dis- 
courage original thought.) 

Mr. D. translated the German 
clause "Loben wir ihn und sia," by 
"we he she praise." When asked to 
translate the English he flunked. 

Prof. " And men and animals 
are — ?" Student. "Gregarious." 
Prof. " Yes, I think so. This is 
seen in the flocking of birds and the 
sculling of fish." We suppose he 
had reference to the schooling of 
Fresh fish. 

Senior class. Prof. H. "Mr. J. 
have you read the life of the poet 

?" Mr. J. "Yes, sir." Prof. 

H. " Well, what can you tell us 
about him?" Mr. J. " Hem— I— 
I— he died in '61, I think." What 
an impressive narration! 

The gentleman who did not desire 
to subscribe for our Stentor because 
he only had time to read for infor- 

mation was too Swift in his decision 1 
The Stentor is full of information. 

The Faculty consider the Fresh- 
men are " on top." What do you 
think about it, Sophs? 

Prof. G. is authority for saying 
that Miss D. eats a loaf of bread for 
breakfast every morning. Mr. G — y 
wants to know if Annie one be- 
lieves it. 


Socialist — Bond. — Friday even- 
ing, November n, 1887, at the resi- 
dence of the bride, Ferry Hall, Lake 
Forest, 111., by the Rev. Mr. Mc- 
Snorter, Miss Silly, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Parsons Bond, to Mr. 
J. G. Socialist, son of T. B. Socialist, 

Promptly at fifteen minutes past 
eight o'clock the sounds of Mendels- 
sohn's Wedding March were heard in 
the palatial residence, the doors of 
the drawing room were thrown open 
and the wedding cortege appeared. 
The pages Barraclis and Gondalez 
came first, followed by the bride's 
maid and groom's man. The groom 
accompanied the mother of the bride 
and the bride followed leaning on 
the arm of her father. 

The following ceremony was then 
performed by the Rev. Mr. Mac- 
Snorter: "Dearly Beloved: We 
are gathered in the face of this com- 
pany to join this man and this wo- 
man in matrimony. Into this estate 
these two persons come now to be 
joined. If any man can show great 



cause why they may not foolishly be 
joined together, let him speak now 
or else hereafter forever hold his 
tongue. Come Forward." 

To Man.—" Wilt thou have this 
woman to be thy petted wife, to live 
and fight, to scratch and belt her, as 
in the state of matrimony? Wilt 
thou domineer over her command 
and find fault with her, and altogether 
make her life miserable as becometh 
a lord of creation? " 
Man : " I will." 

To Woman: "Wilt thou have 
this ' lord of creation ' to be thy mas- 
ter? Wilt thou be meek, obedient, 
bring up his meals to time (without 
extra Gharge), pick up after him, and 
sew on buttons for him as long as you 
both shall live?" 
Woman : " I will." 
" Who giveth this woman to be 
married to this man? Is there any 
token of this wish ? " 

" With this ring he thee weds, and 
with all his worldly goods he thee 

" I pronounce you man and wo- 

Congratulations were then in or- 
der, and the remainder of the even- 
ing was spent in dancing. 

The costumes worn were mostly 
borrowed. The bride was attired in 
a poem of ivory satin, high puffed 
sleeves, demitrain, draperies of In- 
dia, crepe and white lace veil. Mrs. 
Parsons Bond, the mother of the 
bride, wore black satin with cut jet 
trimmings, her one ornament being 
a diamond pin. The brides' maid, 
Miss Idiot, was dressed in pink In- 
dia mull, her only ornament being 

a gold bracelet, a present from the 
groom. The presents were numer- 
ous and costly. The parents of the 
bride presented the young couple 
with two apples and as many ginger 
cookies. The groom presented his 
bride with an exquisite China pig. 

On Friday evening, Nov. 18, Dr. 
and Mrs. Seeley took great pleasure 
in receiving the townspeople of Lake 
Forest and a number of the students 
of the university. 

Miss Jennie Snyder, of Morris, 
spent a few days with us. Ferry 
Hall is always glad to welcome 
back the old faces. 

The champion pedestrians of Ferry 
Hall start for a short walk. They 
arrive at Waukegan, a town about 
nine miles distant from their Semi, 
nary. As they have only fifteen min- 
utes for their return, they do return 
but by rail. 

Will the member of the class of 
1888 please inform an anxious in- 
quirer at what date the French Re- 
formation occurred ? 

Debate. — Question: Are balls 
of frozen vapor detrimental to Seno- 
rial dignity ? Affirmative, class of 
'87; negative, class of '88. 

A certain doctor gave a great din- 
ner and bade many to be present, 
whereupon a few with harmonious 
discord began making excuses. Two 
were too young and susceptible to 
wander so far from their Alma Ma- 
ter, but remorse soon o'ertook them, 
and they endeavored to put an end 
to their miserable existence by call- 
ing upon the Heavens to rain plase 

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ter and smite them. Some were too 
tightly bound in the golden chords 

of for " the girl I left behind 

me." Some — ah, well! What can 
we say? The distant city called 
them away. Some were distracted 
by two opposing forces. The neg- 
ative failed, and the positive drew 
them with overwhelming power a 
few rods to the westward and left 
them at the abode of the Graces. 


Who put that sticky stuff on the 
handle of Macalester's door? 

Where have Jonney's short pants 
gone to? 

Our reporters have purchased a 
new suit and found a clean collar 
left over from last spring. They are 
now able to take notes in either short 
hand or telephone, and the next issue 
of the Stentor will not be delayed 
on their account. 

Longfellow, according to an Aca- 
demic authority, is a beautiful poet, 
especially in that part of the poem 
Evangeline where he compares 
Evangeline to a cow! ! 

If any one wishes to know why 
Robert, son of the Earl of Essex, 
was so obedient to his father's com- 
mands please ask " Historical Jones " 
— he will inform you. 

The poets which the students of 
L. F. U. like to peruse while sitting 
on the shores of the lake (in the 

winter of course) are Shell v and 

Terrible accident! A dull thud 
was heard at the east end of Acade- 
my Hall this morning at 10:45 P- M. 
On investigation it was soon ascer- 
tained that G. W. Nichol's jug had 
fallen from the fourth story window 
and* broken its neck. The remains 
will lie in state at the end of the 
Hall until " Guv " deposits them in 
the ravine. One more step towards 
the cause of Prohibition. 

As it is time for us to go to our 
Swineology class and hear Prof. S — 
tell us that the electric eel is the most 
shocking thing in natural history, 
and for the boys to stand up without 
being propped up, and to quit putting 
pins in chairs with the points 
towards the zenith, we will wipe our 
pen and lay it gently aside (on ac- 
count of the handle being busted) 
and bid you adieu. 

For the Stentor. — 

We would gently warn the bril- 
liant youth who writes the Academic 
columns of the L. F. U. Stentor, 
that if he tries to elect the " Candi- 
dates for the Pump;" namely, the 
undersigned, that an article called a 
base-ball bat, will, in all probabilitv, 
come in contact with the balloon like 
structure situated on his shoulders 
and carried in lieu of a head. 
Obidiah Whiteside. 


Van Epps Steel. 
Johnnie, alias Short pants. 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 


Don't tell any one, but in a few 
days, as soon as we can get a tank 
made ar.d the paraphernalia connect- 
ed therewith, we are going to put 
our " Fish " in water. Be it known 
our " Fish " is a whale. 



The story of the life of Professor 
Moses Gunn, of his lingering and 
painful illness, his heroic suffering 
and sad death, has been told in the 
daily papers and is doubtless familiar 
to all. A few words concerning him 
as he appeared to the students of 
Rush Medical College, the scene of 
his labors and triumphs for the last 
twenty years may not be amiss. 

We all thought him a noble speci- 
men of physical manhood. His tall, 
erect, well-rounded and well-knit 
frame; his white, curling locks; his 
keen, blue eye — all made him a con- 
spicuous figure. And when added 
to this, we noted his firm, quick step; 
his energy in action showing the 
Highland blood that coursed through 
his veins; his scrupulous nicety about 
his appearance and dress, even to the 
minutest details, we could readily un- 
derstand why he was the prominent 
personage whether in the parlor, the 
arena at his clinic, or in the sick- 
room ; and why it was that he was 
looked upon as the master, as the 
one who commanded, by all with 
whom he was associated. 

Many of us, at first, misjudged the 
man and the surgeon, as we saw him 
at his Tuesday and Saturday clinics. 

We sometimes thought him harsh 
and overbearing. But we gradually 
learned that he was born to have 
authority, and that underneath the 
apparently rough word or action was 
a warm and honest heart. He had 
no nonsense in himself; he did not 
like it in others; and his words of re- 
proof, like his scalpel, often caused 
pain by the wound so freely made, 
but they were sure to do good and 
in many cases to work a cure. 

Viewing him as a surgeon, we 
could not comprehend the cer- 
tainty of the rapid diagnosis and 
the equally certain and rapid 
operation. At times we accused 
him of cai-elessness in the one 
case and "cutting and slashing" in 
the other. But our censure soon 
changed to wonder and admiration. 
His keen, disciplined eye detected at 
a glance the irregularity, change of 
contour, loss of function in the part, 
things which we could but faintly 
perceive after careful study. 

And we saw that where other 
surgeons toiled with laborsome and 
painstaking carefulness, feeling every 
step of their way, he, trusting to his 
very accurate knowledge of anatomy 
and his wide experience, worked 
with a boldness and rapidity that 
were marvelous. He always took 
the short cut in his surgical opera- 
tions, for with him it was the 
safest. We have seen him make the 
complete operation for hare-lip in 
five minutes. And the manner in 
which he extirpated tonsils, cut for 
stone, opened abscesses, etc., was a 
never-failing source of enjoyment to 
the student audience. Before one 


7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

fairly realized that he was ready to 
begin, he seemed to be through. 
And yet he was not tempted to un- 
dertake an operation that would, 
perhaps, bring renown for its brilli- 
ancy, while it could not benefit the 
patient. Often as we saw the large 
tumor enter the clinic, our younger 
pulses beat a little more rapidly and 
our blood tingled in our veins with 
expectancy. But we were frequently 
disappointed in our hopes of seeing a 
brilliant operation, for he was al- 
ways honest with his patients and 
never held out to them false hopes 
for the sake of gaining temporary 

Much more might be said of him 
did space permit. He was a clear, 
enthusiastic, and practical lecturer; he 
had always on hand a fund of humor 
and good-fellowship; he was kind 
and indulgent in speaking of the mis- 
takes of other physicians. And the 
students always liked him for his 
promptness and punctuality. At the 
exact minute for clinic or lecture, he 
entered the arena. Many a time I 
have seen him stand with watch in 
hand, impatiently waiting for the 
moment to come when he could en- 
ter the amphitheater and be at work. 
" I would make a poor waiter? he 
once remarked. 

We scarcely recognized his great- 
ness when he was among us. Yet 
those of us who listened to the ex- 
cellent analysis of his character by 
Rev. Clinton Locke, as he spoke 
over the body of his dead friend on 
that Sabbath afternoon, felt in our 
hearts how true was the tribute of 
the few well-chosen words that 

were uttered, and realized as we 
never had before, that our friend and 
teacher was a prince among surgeons, 
in very truth a great and noble man. 

j. B. H. 

The following are the resolutions 
adopted unanimously by the students 
of Rush, and read at the funeral of 
Dr. Gunn. A copy of the same was 
also written on parchment and pre- 
sented in a beautiful frame to Mrs. 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty 
God to call from among us our dis- 
tinguished professor and friend, Mo- 
ses Gunn, who for the past twenty- 
one years has earnestly labored for 
the best interests of the students of 
our college: We, the students of 
Rush Medical College, desire to 
place on record the high esteem in 
which the deceased was held by us. 

Resolved, That in the death of 
Professor Gunn the Medical profes- 
sion of America has lost one of its 
ablest surgeons, and suffering hu- 
manity has been deprived of one of 
its greatest benefactors. 

Resolved, That Rush Medical Col- 
lege, in the death of the member of 
its Faculty, has suffered an almost ir- 
reparable loss; while the students 
have been deprived of the instruction 
of one whose wisdom has been ev- 
erywhere known and acknowledged. 

Resolved, That we do extend to 
the bereaved widow and family of 
the deceased our sincere sympathy 
and condolence. 

Resolved, That we, the students of 
the college, attend the funeral cere- 
monies in a body. 



The news of the recent resignation 
of Professor Strong, and the sever- 
ance of his connection with Rush, 
was as unlooked for as it was unwel- 
comed by the students. For more 
than fourteen years Professor Strong 
has labored earnestly, conscientiously 
and faithfully to advance the highest 
interests of the students and the insti- 
tution in which he served ; and it is 
with sincere regret and a high ap- 
preciation of his labors that we see 
him step out from our midst. Cer- 
tainly those of us who have been 
under his immediate supervision and 
guidance in his position as Demon- 
stator of Anatomy can testify that 
his instruction was that of a sound, 
scholarly man, whose knowledge of 
the" department was anything but 

It belongs not to us as students to 
find fault with or even question the 
wisdom and purposes of our honored 
Faculty : yet we do wish, as students, 
to say, — and we certainly express 
the unanimous sentiment of the 
college — that we wish Professor 
Strong to remember that we have 
appreciated his earnest efforts in our 
behalf; that we honor him for the 
manliness which he has shown in 
his resignation; and that wherever 
his walk in life may lead, we shall 
retain for him a warm corner in our 

It is with sincerest wishes that he 
may attain and reap the honors 
which his earnest life, deserves that 
we pass from his instruction and 
sever our relations to him as students' 

L. M. B. 




" Which is the quiz row ? " 

" Now I want to say in reference 

You will kick the dog will you, 

Sounds from the arena 

" Bo!-woh-ho-t-cho-mac-mai-up 
wowmacmailuppasshimmail ! " 
This means " we are desirous of 
receiving our mail." 

Cod Liver Oil is here! 

There was a young Rushite named Han- 
Who assumed quite a confident mannah 
Till he kicked at a pup 
And some one said " up!" 
And "that's what's the matter with Han- 

Dispensary Dialect. 

" Been here befor?" 

" No, I've-a- 

" Let's see! all right! 54 and 13; 

" Bandage soup " — (Marcuson) * '. 
" Pass up Mac!" 

Lock and Schubert were not in 
earnest, they were only having a 
game of " Hermit and Bear." Both 
wanted to do the " bear act " and 
brush the flies off the others nose. 

" I wish now to call your atten- 
tion to another remedy called—" 


1 HE L. K U. S TEN TOR. 

The last successful operation per- 
formed in the college was a brilliant 
one. The great Fistula gastrica 
in dogo. (Private instructions in 
Dogorology given by the Phys. Lab. 

Cod Liver Oil when "taken should 
be well shaken." 

Ah ha! Tyler! and thou didst go 
up ! and what did'st thy wail of "Pa ! ! 
pa ! ! oh fa ! ! ! " avail thee then ? 

The Rush men must subscribe for 
the Stentor for one year and pay 
a dollar each; of course they must — 

If you want to know how to sit 
down in a chair when there isn't any 

chair there, just ask Beeson; he can 
tell you all about it. 

Wanted, three new supes for 
Prof. Parkes' Clinic; we only have 


The new version: 
There's a hole! 

There's a hole! 
There's a hole! 

There's a hole 
There's a hole! there's a hole! 
there's a hole! 
There's the whole of it. 

" Always let your patients die 

« l t 1 l t 

said Father 
Time when the wet sponge kissed 
his aged brow. 

In JUQprnoriain, 

HOSBS Q-TTIfcTafl-, 3ȣ. ID., iLD. 

Shall we then view that silent tomb in dread, 
Or deem that noble life forever dead, 

While Heaven, serene and smiling, bends in love 
And bids us live and hope to meet above ? 

No; let us lift our eyes from this dark earth, 

And view that Heaven! And let our grief give birth 

To grander hopes, and nobler thoughts, and then 
We yet may hope to meet and greet again. 




'80. Rev. W. O. Forbes is intend- 
ing soon to begin the post-graduate 
course in Philosophy established here 
a year ago. 

'82. Mrs. E. J. Groeneveld writes 
a pleasant letter saying that her 
sister, Miss Laura Vaughn, formerly 
a student at L. F., is teaching in the 
College of Montana. Mrs. G. finds 
the life of a minister's wife to be much 
the same in Montana as elsewhere. 

'84. We have received a copy of 
the Wichita Daily Beacon, a large 
eight page paper, W. B. Hotchkiss, 
business manager. It is well print- 
ed and looks like a live paper. 

'84. E. W. St. Pierre is traveling 
in Europe. He will reach Persia by 
the first of December. 

'84. Miss Lily Reid was married 
on Sabbath, Nov. 20, to Mr. Alfred 
Holt. Mr. Holt has been in Califor- 
nia during the past year on account 
ill health. Miss Reid accompanied 
by several of her friends went to 
California where the marriage took 
place, Rev. J. G. K. McClure, of 
Lake Forest, performing the cere- 

'85. H. W. Sutton will soon take 
up the post-graduate course in Phil- 

'85. We have received the an- 
nouncement of a new book, " The 
Gist of It; A Philosophy of Human 
Life," by Rev. Thos. E. Barr, with 
an introduction by Rev. D. S. Greg- 

ory, D. D. It is a portly volume of 
four hundred pages. 

'86. Mr. G. E. Thompson was 
sent as delegate from Princeton to 
the Inter-Seminary Missionary Alli- 
ance at Alexandria, Va. He reports 
an enjoyable time. 

'86. Miss S. L. Mitchell is highly 
successful as teacher at Anna, 111. 
She, with the help of H. E. Lufkin, 
one of our former students, has or- 
ganized a Young Peoples' Society 
on the plan of the Lake Forest 
Young Peoples' Council. 

'86. W. E. Bates visited Lake 
Forest a short time ago, coming 
from McCormick Seminary. 


Rev. Edwin J. Bartlett, son of the 
President of Dartmouth College, 
and a graduate of the Academy class 
of 1 868, preached here last Sabbath. 
Mr. Bartlett is preaching at Lake 

Theodore Starrett, formerly of '84, 
will be graduated with the present 
Senior class. He is attending to his 
business by day and studying by 

Miss Amy Ward has gone to 
spend the winter with an invalid 
sister in New York. 


We wish to acknowledge the re- 
ceipt of the Bellevue College Star. 

s 4 


The Monmouth Collegian comes 
to us with a number of good articles 
and a noticeable one on the "Em- 
press Josephine." 

The Dartmouth is quite welcome 
with its departments pretty well 
rilled. The boys at Dartmouth 
seem to have a talent for story- 
writing, judging from the several 
stories in its literary column. 

The Aegis will always be looked 
for on account of its breezy and at- 
tractive news columns. Although 
her literary department is not as full 
as some, still the news she gives over- 
balances it and must make it a good 
paper for the students. . 


Ann Harbor has a number of 
Japanese students. 

A debating society has been form- 
ed at Amherst by non-society men. 

Dartmouth has a Sunday after- 
noon Bible class conducted by Sena- 
tor Patterson. 

The glee club of Brown Univer- 
sity practices three times per week 
under a professor. 

Hai'vard, Yale, Cornell and 
Princeton are the only colleges pub- 
lishing daily college papers. 

The Dartmouth glee club in get- 
ting ready for their concert season 
have been practicing daily. 

There are eight-hundred and 
thirty-seven students in the fresh- 
man class at Cambridge University, 
England. — Ex. 

Haward, Columbia, Princeton 
and Tulane Universities have estab- 
lished the Anex for women. 

Lunt, the dread of the University 
of Wisconsin and the pride of Ra- 
cine, is attending the Columbia Law 
School. — Aegis. 

Cornell is full to overflowing, 
more than one thousand students 
have registered. There are three- 
hundred and fifty freshmen. 

Vanderbilt's new building for the 
New York College of Physcians 
and Surgeons, costing $500,000 has 
has been formally opened. 

The house work of Wellesley Col- 
lege is done by students who devote 
to it 45 minutes daily. There are 
over 600 girls and each are trained 
to do one kind of work and to do it 
quickly and well. 

Dr. James McCosh has re- 
signed the presidency of Princeton. 
His retirement is to begin Feb. 1st, 
next. Rev. Dr. Francis L. Patton, 
Prof. M. M. Sloan of Princeton, and 
Rev. Dr.W. C. Roberts, of L. F. U. 
have been thought of to fill the va- 
cancy to be left by the venerable 
President. His fast-approaching old 
age has warned him to drop the 
work so well carried on by him for 
over twenty years. He will build a 
residence in Princeton, and will still 
hold the chair of Philosophy. 


VOL. 1. 

DECEMBER, 1887. 

NO. 4. 


James McCosh was born in Scot- 
land in i So i, and studied divinity at 
the University of Edinburgh, receiv- 
ing the degree of A. M., while a 
student, for an essay in philosophy. 
He early became distinguished for 
the power of his pulpit discourses, 
and at the time of the organization 
of the Free Church of Scotland, in 
1843, was associated with Chalmers, 
Duff, Guthrie, and others, being con- 
spicuous among the younger men of 
the secession. Before the appear- 
ance of his first book, " Method of 
Divine Government," his articles on 
religious and philosophic subjects 
had attracted wide attention, and 
when it appeared its reception indi- 
cated the hold the author had already 
taken upon the public mind. He was 
appointed Professor of Logic and 
Metaphysics at Queen's College, 
Belfast, in 1S51. His lectures em- 
braced Metaphysics, Ethics, Psych- 
ology, and Logic, covering a period 
of sixteen years, at the close of which 
he was elected President of the Col- 
lege of New Jersey, at Princeton, 
succeeding Dr. John McLean. Dur- 
ing the time of his residence at Belfast 

his literary and philosophical fruit- 
fulness was very great. His thought 
was broad and comprehensive, fol- 
lowing in trend of doctrine the tra- 
ditions of the Scottish school, and 
at the time of his call to America he 
was considered, as he is to-day, the 
leading representative of the philos- 
phy which has had its home in Scot- 
land, and has made the University 
of Edinburgh famous. 

President McCosh was inaugurat- 
ed at Princeton in 1S6S. During the 
years of his administration the college 
has become essentially what it is. 
The faculty and endowment have 
been doubled, and activity in scien- 
tific, and especially philosophic in- 
quiry stimulated to a wonderful de- 
gree. His interest in the problems 
of higher education has led him fre- 
quently into public discussion with 
other prominent educators, and his 
positions have been more than once 
confirmed experimentally by the 
success of his plans at Princeton. 

During his residence at Princeton 
he has published numerous works : 
notable among them are " Christi- 
anity and Positivism," " The History 


of the Scottish Philosophy," and 
" The Emotions." His more recent 
thinking on Philosophic subjects has 
been embodied in two notable books, 
the first, "Realistic Philosophy, de- 
fended in a Philosophic Series." As 
the title indicates, the matter of this 
work appeared first in brochure, the 
eight articles being afterwards col- 
lected with introductory essays into 
book form. They substituted an 
extended exposition of the Scottish 
and later English philosophy and an 
able defense of philosophic realism. 

The latest work of Dr. McCosh is 
"Psychology," in two volumes, treat- 
ing respectively of the " Cognitive 
Powers," and "Motive Powers." In 
it he publishes lectures delivered to 
his psychology classes in Princeton. 
They are the result of his longest 
and ripest thought, having been re- 
vised again and again in view of the 
surprising growth of psychological 
literature in English and German 
during late years, and represent long 
varied experience in the class-room. 
The book meets the requirements of 
modern teaching, as perhaps no 
other text book does in its recogni- 
tion of the physiological and experi- 
mental movements. 

Dr. McCosh resigned his position 
at Princeton in November last to take 
effect at the beginning of the next 
academic year. It is not until his 
retirement is considered and the ne- 

cessity of the selection of a successor 
confronted that his true relation to 
the college becomes apparent. A 
prominent educator and former mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees at 
Princeton has publicly declared that 
Dr. McCosh's administration has 
been the most brilliant page in the 
history of collegiate education in the 
United States. He is great in educa- 
tion, in philosophy and in practical 
administration, and it is perhaps too 
much to expect to find the same com- 
bination in his successor. 

His position in philosophy is avow- 
ed and unmistakable. His volum- 
inous writings — and he has written 
more in pure philosophy than any 
other living user of English — are 
devoted from first to last to realism 
in knowledge, intutionism in meta- 
physics and ethics, and conservatism 
in theology. This tendency, already 
powerful in American theology, 
found speculative consciousness in 
America first in Dr. McCosh. He 
brought to our generation the tradi- 
tions of Edinborough and the Sor- 
bonne. If in the future the American 
philosophy be a realistic philosophy, 
it will be in large measure his work, 
and his name will be to us what 
those of Reid and Biron are in the 
currents of national thought to which 
they respectively gave direction. 
T- M. B. 



S 7 


The population 01 our country 
tends more and more to collect in 
cities. In seventeen hundred and 
ninety, only one thirtieth of the people 
of the United States lived in towns 
of more than eight thousand inhabi- 
tants ; in eighteen hundred and eighty, 
more than one-fourth. During this 
period of ninety years our whole pop- 
ulation increased to twelve times its 
original number, while our city pop- 
ulation shows the startling increase 
of eighty six times its original 

We cannot observe this tendency 
without misgiving. What are the 
causes of this mighty influx into our 
cities, and what will be the results? 
These are questions that may well 
engage the attention of the philan- 
thropist and statesman, but they come 
home, as well, to every patriotic citi- 

There are two sources from which 
the increase in our city population 
comes. They are foreign immigration, 
and the influx from our own country 

The political upheavals of Europe 
in eighteen hundred and forty-eight 
and forty-nine, and the increase of 
military burdens, caused an enorm- 
ous emigration to America. These 
emigrants tend to settle in our cities. 
In eighteen hundred and eighty, 
there were, in this country, more 
than six and one half millions of 
foreigners. Of these more than one 
third were in forty-four cities. These 

people are from the lower classes of 
European society. The vast major- 
itv of them are unskilled laborers. In 
addition to these there are thousands 
of paupers sent over from European 

If our cities had only to assimilate 
this struggling multitude, the prob- 
lem would be difficult enough. But 
the foreigner is not the only factor. 
The spirit of our institutions inspires 
ambition. Our young men untram- 
melled by the traditions and restric- 
tions of the old world, desire to ob- 
tain honor and success in life. Allur- 
ed by the glitter and excitement of 
city life, they think that in the met- 
ropolis. all their ambitions will be re- 
alized. Leaving the farms and 
small towns they crowd into the 
great cities. There is among them 
even less of skilled labor than among 
the foreigners. As a result those 
trades which require but a small 
amount of skill, are over-crowded. 
For every position where little or no 
preparation is required, there are 
scores of applicants. They can not 
all obtain work, and from those who 
fail to find it, is recruited the army of 
our unemployed. The wants of these 
do not cease with the failure to obtain 
proper support. Day after day pov- 
erty pinches more keenly. The bitter 
cry of outcast London has become 
the bitter cry of outcast New York 
and Chicago. 

Poverty and ignorance furnish the 
fiist conditions of moral degradation. 


Poverty brings disregard of moral 
law, ignorance dulls preception of it. 
These two conditions alone would 
hasten the spread of evil and of 
crime. But where poverty is most 
extreme and ignorance most dense, 
there. every evil influence is most 
active. In the tenement districts of 
our large cities are found the worst 
forms of foreign vice. Many of the 
emigrants who congregrate there, 
know little of our Amei'ican law. 
There is the saloon which turns des- 
perate and evil men into demons. Is 
there no danger to the state from those 
places where all forces combined to 
destroy public morality? There is 
great danger. Every nation of the 
past has fallen when the morals of 
its people have declined, and in our 
cities the very foundations of our 
national integrity are being under- 

There is also another, not less real 
but more insidious. Association is 
an especial characteristic of modern 
life. In every calling men are en- 
tering more and more into combina- 
tion and forming classes. These 
classes are the individual units of 
society, and the ends of social life are 
accomplished by means of friendly 
rivalry between them. This rivalry is 
competition and freedom of compe- 
tion is an essential condition of com- 
mercial progress. But in the unnat- 
ural life of our cities, competition 
becomes contention. Class, attempts 
to dictate to class and thus is destroyed 
individual liberty which is the basis 
of national liberty. 

The direct results of this unnatural 
struggle of classes are socialism and 

anarchy. Those who are worsted 
in the conflict, conclude that the rich 
are always the oppressors of the 
poor, and that society is their instru- 
ment in such oppression. Thus the 
conditions of our city life produce a 
growing class of those who are hos- 
tile to society. To these are added 
the avowed anarchists of Europe. 
Many of the foreigners who come 
here, are imbued with the socialism 
produced by despotism and wretch- 
edness 'abroad. This class gathers in 
our cities. From these two sources 
anarchy in America is spreading with 
terrible rapidity. The gospel of 
anarchists is destruction to society. 
They would do away with private 
property, they would subvert the 
state and destroy the family. 

Two dangers which threaten the 
republic from our cities have been 
shown. They are the decline of 
public morals, and the rise of an- 
archy. Are there any forces opera- 
ting to avert these dangers? There 
is but one agency to withstand moral 
evil, and that is the Christian Church. 
But observe the condition of the 
Church in America. In eighteen 
hundred and eighty, there was, in 
the United States, one Evangelical 
church for every five hundred and 
sixteen of the population. But in 
Boston, the Athens of America, there 
was only one for every two thousand 
and eighty, while in St. Louis there 
was only one church for every two 
thousand eight hundred people. 

Consider the social danger and see 
whether the defences against it are 
stronger. Anarchy is a direct attack 
upon the state, and the instrument 



which must deal with it is municipal 
government. But our city govern- 
ments are most imperfect. There 
has never been devised a scheme 
which met the wants of the Ameri- 
can municipal community. And in 
addition to a vicious system there is 
corruption in those who administer 
it. Is there promise in these circum- 
stances for a speedy overthrow of 
this evil? 

Great, then, is the danger arising 
from our cities to the nation, and the 
agencies which can avert it seem in- 

adequate. What shall, quicken in 
the masses the knowledge and ap- 
preciation of our liberties? The 
teacher and the city missionary must 
counteract the influence of the an- 
archists and selfish demagogues. 
Churches must be multiplied in those 
places where moral evil press upon 
national life. Are the liberties we 
have to be preserved from destroy- 
ers? Then every citizen must exert 
himself in the interests of pure and 
honest municipal government. 

C. H. French, '88. 


The student sits at his book all night 
In the chilly air, with a flickering light, 
'Till it fades his cheek and dims his sight, 
And all for the sake of knowledg-e. 

O, up and out in the world so gay, 
From birds and men much more, I say, 
You'll learn, if you try, in a single day, 
Than a century spent in college! 


1 'HE L. F. U. STENTOR. 





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There is a certain feeling existing 
in the minds of some of our students 
which cannot be too strongly con- 
demned ; and that is the hostility be- 
tween the two young men's literary 
societies of the college. Rivalry, to 
a certain degree, is all right and 
really necessary to healthful life and 
development in the societies, but 
when it goes further and becomes 
enmity and even hatred, as appears 
in- the actions of some, it is time it 
should be stopped. The man who 
harbors such feelings is unworthy to 
be a member of our little college 
commonwealth. We ought to have 
more friendly relations between the 
societies, and we could have them 
without in the least interfering with 
the work of the societies. 

Another class of unworthies — very 
small, we are thankful — consists of 
those elegible to that expressive name 
usually given to those who don't pay 
their honest debts. It seems rather 
strange that in a community pretend- 
ingly so moral there should any of 
this kind exist. The sordidness of 
those who, though able, refuse to 
"chip in" for any common fund is 
despicable, but this fault is worse. 
And when members of the Y. M. C. 
A. repudiate their financial obliga- 
tions as such, the natural inference is 
that all the Christianity they possess 
is an infinitesimal quantity. 

Where are the magazines and 
other periodicals promised to the 
reading-room early in the term? We 
have waited for them long and 
patiently, but, alas! only to be disap- 
pointed. The students, we think, 
have done their duty in providing 
the humorous and illustrated papers, 
but between this lighter reading and 
the heavy matter of the reviews 
there is needed the intermediate class 
of literary magazines and papers. 
We hope that their appearance may 
not be long delayed. 

Knowing that there is strength in 
union, it is the intention of those in- 
terested in athletics to form an Ath- 
letic Association in L. F. U. The 
aim of such an association should be 
to further the interests of all athletics 
in connection with student life. Base 
ball, tennis, foot-ball — no one of these 



should be all-absorbing, but each in 
season should receive its share of 
attention. An interest in general 
athletics would be created by such an 
organization, and field-day, with its 
excitement and pleasure, would be a 
certainty, and not, as last year, an 
omission. Our present crying need 
is a gymnasium. The barn-like 
structure now used as such, and whose 
only decoration is its name, is ill-ap- 
pointed and inadequate. By band- 
ing together the students will show 
that they take an interest in the cause, 
and that is one important step toward 
a new gymnasium. Each member 
of the association would have a vote 
to elect players in representative base 
ball, tennis, or other organizations. 
The league games of last year showed 
that there was a college spirit here. 
That spirit can be made much 
stronger by creating among the stu- 
dents a more personal interest in the 
nine, through the medium of such 
an association. Now is the time to 
begin, and while we are at it, let us 
begin right. 

An ideal college in an educational 
Utopia would have a system of train- 
ing adapted to the growth of the 
heart as well as the intellect. Not 
that our present system lacks a cer- 
tain form of heart culture, the result 
— nesci, Facultas ! — of coeducation, 
but we mean another kind. The ten- 
dencies of a long course of close 
application to intellectual work, es- 
pecially when entered upon at an 
early age, is unmistakably toward 

crowding down the more human 
feelings and unduly exalting the 
ego. We must guard against this 
in our studies and beware of the 
slightest growth toward that con- 
summate selfishness which is often 
the most prominent characteristic of 
earnest students. If we do not, our 
usefulness in the world will be cur- 
tailed to an immeasurable extent. 
We must be able to associate with 
men without totally disgusting them, 
to love and benefit mankind in the 
concrete as well as the abstract, the 
individual as well as the race, and to 
make ourselves harmonious with all 
the world. The overbearing dog- 
matic man the world has no use for, 
and consequently, will set aside. A 
lovely character will do more good 
than one that is only strong; men like 
sheep, can be led more easily than 

In college life more than anywhere 
else perhaps, the spirit of personal 
rivalry waxes strong, and there 
comes the liability to bitter feelings 
of envy, jealousy and hatred. To 
allow these to spring up and bear 
fruit is most reprehensible; and yet 
the occurrence of low, mean acts 
show that such feelings are really 
fostered by some among us. A little 
more manliness then let us strive for, 
even if it must be at the expense of 
a little bit of intellect. There lived 
a man once — a young man, too — 
who was kind and gracious to all; 
let us try to be a little more like 

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Happy Leap- Year! 

Mr. Allan Gilchrist, of Ft. Madi- 
son, Iowa, paid us a flying visit last 

Who among us is mellen-cholic? 
Where has Jimmy gone to? 
Which see ! ! ! 

Sophomorical definition of allitera- 
tion: "A poem which is too literal to 
suit the modern taste." 

French translation in class: "J'ai 
plusieurs amis et quelques parents.'' 
" I have several friends and some pa- 
rents." It was suggested that the 
subject might be a Mormon. 

Will you tell me about gravitation? 
This was the ? 

Which in Physics one day 

Caused a J unior so gay 
To utter a slang ! 

Fragment from Willie Blood's or- 

There's many an ology, withered and old, 
And many an onomy out in the cold ; 
But the science of gases, in logic we see, 
Is called by the title of gas-tronomy. 

Instructor in Chemistry (who is a 
stickler for proof), to freshman — 
" Now, if I were to tell you that bell 
jar was full of carbonic anhydride, 
what would you say?" 

Freshman — " I'd say, ' Prove it.' " 

Dr. Herrick Johnson preached two 
fine sermons in Lake Forest, on Sun- 
day, December 4. One awfully pro- 

found Senior was heard to remark to 
some friends: " Say, boys, Dr. John- 
son's a fine preacher. Why, in his 
sermon this morning, he mentioned 
one thing which I had never thought 
of! " 

A class in the "American School 
of Politics" has been organized at 
Lake Forest. Its object is to gain a 
comprehensive knowledge of the 
subject of American politics and po- 
litical questions by means of informal 
discussions and a course of reading, 
and to cultivate an interest in pure 
politics. This class is open to both 
sexes, and has now about twenty 
members. Meetings are held every 
other week on Tuesday evening. A 
program committee, consisting, at 
present, of Messrs. Lee, Stroh and 
Davies, arrange for each meeting a 
short program, in which topics are 
discussed by different members. 

Whish! Bang!! Whack!!! "Go 
it, S— !" "Go it, D~a— !" Plunk, 
plunk! "Hitimagain, Lub!" Biff! 
"Brace up, 'Pretty'!" Bim! "Time!" 
What is it ? O, nothing but a friendly 
semi-quaver, Paris green, anti-fat, 
four-round, hard-glove contest be- 
tween Sutton and Davis, in the room 
of one of their Freshman classmates 


Ch. I. Ice — moonlight. 

Ch. II. Party— skates. 

Ch. III. Enjoyment — unalloyed. 

Ch. IV. Refreshment — delicious. 

Ch. V. Music — conversation. 

Conclusion. Miss Farwell bids 
good-bye to her guests, all of whom 
have enjoyed to the utmost her skat- 
ing party. 



And she, being a Freshman, slew 
Jason. And he fell, and great was 
the fall thereof. And they collected 
the fragments. And there remained 
a soulful look and a stiff neck! 

Now hid away are bat and ball ; 

Ye summer suit hiberniates ; 
His racket hangs upon the wall, 

While on the floor hang "Acme" skates. 

The student thinks of- glaring ice, 
And swiftly-gliding skaters gay. 
A friend appears with this advice: 
"You'd better come and skate to-day." 

" No, I can't skate," the youth replies, 
His face revealing signs of sorrow; 

" I'm sure my horse needs exercise. 
For we have Latin on the morrow." 

Under the auspices of the Zeta 
Epsilon Literary Society, Dr. Rob- 
erts delivered a lecture, "From the 
Foot of the Rockies to the Heart of 
the Sierras," at Ferry Hall, Thursday, 
December 8. Before the president 
introduced Dr. Roberts, the audience 
listened to a finely executed piano 
solo by Miss Baker. The Doctor, in 
his usual hearty manner, then de- 
scribed scenes and incidents of his 
trip in the West. 

The latest authorities claim that 
Steel can kick when he has his feet 
and hand? tied behind him, and is 
gagged besides. 

The University now furnishes 
paper to the students for examinations, 
in order to make all such papers of 
uniform dimensions. 

It is authentically stated that Mc- 
Vay, the pride of the Freshmen, has 
a pair of gloves which he likes so 

well that he persists in wearing them 
to bed to prevent them from being 

It is rumored that at least two 
Senioi's will " Frenchify" their names 
when they graduate. Jackson intends 
to spell his "Jacqueson," and may 
discard "T. S." and prefix "Napo- 
leon." Nourse will preface his name 
with a " de," and drop out the " u," 
pronouncing it " de Norse." 

Miss N. desired to know if 'negroes 
are black because they do not reflect 
the rays of light. ' Her theory was 
approved. Now we desire to know 
what the African does with all the 
heat he absorbs. 

He had just been having a round 
at the gloves, and we are afraid it 
left a profound impression on his 
head for he read the German sen- 
tence " Ich schlug ihn," — "Ichslug 
him." In the contest which im- 
mediately followed, the Professor 
came out first best. 

There is with us a young man 
who has had varied experiences dur- 
ing his short life. He has been 
water-boy, chore-boy, news-boy, of- 
fice-boy; janitor, worked in a bake- 
shop, — helped make bread, rolls, 
pies, cakes; was bread vender, ice- 
peddler, teamster; wood-sawer, coal- 
heaver, coal-solicitor; wielder of the 
spade, the paint-brush, the scrubbing- 
brush, the dish-cloth; has been a 
mill-hand, roll-hand, scrap-piler; fire- 
man, engineer, machinist; walked 
two and a half miles to work (carry- 
ing with him a dinner worth twenty- 



five cents) and was paid twenty cents 
a day. — He then quit and went to 

The following officers were elect- 
ed at the last meeting of the college 
literary societies. 
Zeta Epsilon : — 

President— A. G. Welch. 

Vice President — E. E. Nourse. 

Secretary — H. Z. Durand. 

Critic — L. J. Davies. 

Treasurer — B. M. Linnell. 

Sergeant-at-arms — J. Sutton. 
Athenaean, — 

President — W. W.Johnson. 

Vice President — W. N. Halsey. 

Secretary — W. E. Danforth. 

Critic — G. Stroh. 

Treasurer — J. H. McVay. 

Sergeant-at-arms— F. W. Schett- 
Aletheian, — 

President — Miss J. S. Wilson. 

Vice President — Miss A. F. Da- 

Secretary — Miss M. L. Phelps. 

Treasurer — Miss McNair. 

Critic — Miss H. S. Vance. 

Sergeant-at-arms — Miss B. L. 
Program Committee: 

Miss F. Raymond. 

Miss Johnson. 

Vacation. He. — When are you 
going home? 

She. — To-morrow morning on the 


He. — Better wait until the 12:30 

and go with me. 

She. — Perhaps I will wait and get 

a catalogue. ( ! !) 

Friday evening, December 2, the 
Athenaean Literary Society held an 
open meeting. Though the night 
was unpleasant, the hall was well 
filled with the invited friends of the 
society. The program opened with 
a duet, violin and piano, by W. N. 
Halsey and E. F. Dodge. G. H. 
Steel then gave an excellent decla- 
mation, " The Anglo-Saxon." He 
was followed by Grant Stroh, who 
delivered a fitting oration, his sub- 
ject being "The Old Age of the 
Nineteenth Century." The Athen- 
aean quartet, Messrs. Steel, Lee, 
Dodge and Stroh, then sang and 
were encored. In the debate which 
followed, the question " Should the 
Marking System of our Colleges be 
Abolished? " was upheld on the af- 
firmative by S. A. Benedict, and on 
the negative by C. H. French. The 
discussion was interesting and in- 
structive, Mr. French receiving two 
votes of the judges. E. F. Dodge 
then sang " The Brave Sentinel," 
for the fine rendering of which he 
was encored. The Society paper, 
edited by Messrs Dickinson, McVay, 
and Danforth, was read by Mr. Mc- 
Vay and caused much merriment. 
The quartet then sang again, and 
the society adjourned. 

The Junior class in Physics has 
listened to the following essays this 
term: "The Pneumatic Despatch 
System," E. E. Nourse; " The Sani- 
tary Dangers of Cellars in Dwell- 
ing Houses," Miss Slattery; "The 
Water Supply for Cities," Miss 
Griffin; "Hammering in Pipes," G. 
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Pendulum," Miss Horton; "Hy- 
draulic and Pneumatic Clocks," G. 
A. Wilson; " The Nature and Rela- 
tions of Molecules," Miss Davies; 
"Artesian Wells," Miss Phelps; 
" The Balloon in War," G. Stroh. 

Did Dr. see Lee at the Sem. 
Thanksgiving ? 

The son of Mr. Will renders Eng- 
lish into German according to how 
he thinks it ought to sound. 

Btozu into that tube. 

What shall I say ? 

What young lady in Mr. Vance's 
class said, "I should snicker?" 

Freshman Greek; Xenophon, 
Symposium. Socrates comparing his 
beauty with that of Critobulus, 
says, " Thus, you see, my eyes would 
be more beautiful than yours." A 
young lady rendering the transla- 
tion put it, " Thus, you see, my eyes 
would be more beautiful than a 
hog's" !! It is rumored some of the 
Sophs translated it for her. 

We are beginning to notice the 
effect of the Freshie's training in the 
English department. They never 
say, "It seems to me;" nor "He 
gently passed away," for, He died. 
Prof. Halsey is very practical and 
we admire him for it. 

Did you ever know the figure 8 is 
larger at the bottom than at the top? 
Look at it g and see. S, just gee it. 

The Business manager offers a re- 
ward to the student or professor 
who will logically prove that 3 ' 1 =°°. 

A fine point for Psychological dis- 
cussion. — Do you feel regret or sor- 
row, after stepping on a tack ? 

A black-board in the German reci- 
tation room was seen to suddenly 
crack while one of the young ladies 
finished her sixth round in a vain at- 
tempt to pronounce " Wahrhaftig- 
i keit." She was just opposite the 
board. Cause? 



The habit of passing down pro- 
miscuous notes to the professor ap- 
pears to be growing more frequent 
of late, and is certainly a thing to 
be regretted. 

To send a professor a note con- 
cerning some student joke which he 
knows nothing of and cares little 
about is in our estimation impolite to 
say the least. A roar of laughter in 
the face of a lecturer which annoys 
and perplexes him exhibits not only 
great thoughtlessness on our part, 
but positively shows a lack of good 
culture, even though it is done 

At the time of Professor Strong's 
resignation, the manuscript of his 
address to the students could not be 
obtained for publication in the Sten- 
tor. Owing to the fact that many 
could not obtain a copy of the Inter- 
Ocean and to a desire on the part of a 
large number of students and their 
preceptors to possess a copy of the 

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remarks, they are published even at 
this late hour. 

Professor Strong entered the arena 
at the lecture hour on Nov. 28, and 
surprised the students by the follow- 
ing remarks which are clipped from 
the Inter- Ocean of Dec. 2nd: 

Gentlemen: I desire to make a 
few remarks upon a subject not 
strictly anatomical. In order thaf 
my words may be correctly under- 
stood, I have committed them to 
paper. I shall not lecture this morn- 
ing. It may be a source of surprise 
to you to know that I have resigned 
my position in Rush Medical College. 
For fifteen consecutive years I have 
faithfully labored to the best of my 
ability for the welfare of the college. 
Twelve of these years I have been 
demonstrator of anatomy, and lec- 
tured on anatomy in the spring 
course. I have time and again been 
most flatteringly informed by stu- 
dents and alumni of the college that 
my services were satisfactory and 
highly appreciated. Different mem- 
bers of the faculty have from time to 
time indorsed my ability as a teacher. 
The verdict of the faculty often ex- 
pressed to me is that I have been 
faithful and competent as a teacher. 

In 1S75, when I entered the an- 
atomical department, the procuring 
of subjects was altogether a different 
thing from what it is now under our 
excellent Illinois State anatomical 
law. Rush Medical College never, 
since my connection with it, has 
been without abundant anatomical 
material, procured often by myself 
at much personal risk. A few years 
back; when designing politicians 
sought to bleed the medical colleges 
by shutting off the supply of ma- 
terial from the county institutions, 
my efforts were redoubled and sub- 
jects came to the college from far 
and near. A little later the medical 
colleges of the city combined and 

drafted a new anatomical bill and 
placed it before the people, asking 
for their approval. The matter was 
placed in my hands to bring to the 
notice of the profession and Legisla- 
ture. It took nearly two years of 
hard, persistent work day and night 
to get the bill through the Legisla- 
ture. During that time I correspond 
ed with more than 5,000 physicians 
and dentists of the State. More than 
70,000 pieces of printed matter per- 
taining to the necessities of the law 
went out of my office during the 
time the act was before the people. 
The result of this immense work is 
the present anatomical law of the 
State of Illinois, by which anatomi- 
cal material in abundance is easily 
procured at the nominal cost of col- 
lecting it. I received great credit 
from the colleges, medical societies, 
and profession at large for the suc- 
cessful management of the work, 
many affirming that without my 
individual efforts the bill never 
would have become a law. The 
duties of the demonstrator in the 
dissecting-room are not always the 
most pleasant. The record for the 
past twelve years will show that I 
was seldom absent from the room 
when duty required my presence, 
which was five nights a week dur- 
ing the winter term. To accomplish 
this, my private practice was often 
neglected. For the past few years 
the fee derived from this work has 
not compensated me for time lost in 
private practice. In all this the 
unanimous verdict has been, "Well 
done, thou good and faithful servant." 
I am dealing, gentlemen, with facts, 
each and everv one of which can be 
verified. But to come to the present. 
Time brings changes in the depart- 
ment in which I have had special 
training. My ability to fill the chair 
of anatomy is recognized by the 
faculty in asking me to temporarily 
occupy it. The present term has 
progressed satisfactorily to all con- 



cerned. A day or so ago I received 
a communicatiou from the faculty 
complimenting me on my present and 
past labors in behalf of the college, 
stating that a new professor of 
anatomy had been elected, but ask- 
ing me to continue the present course 
of lectures to the close of the term 
in February. My reply after ma- 
ture and deliberate consideration, 
was my resigning all connection 
with the college. This action, of 
course, will make little difference. 
Men may come and men may go, 
but the college will go on just the 
same, and you will go with it. I, 
however, think too much of my 
manhood to longer remain, and so I 
shall meet you no more as your 
teacher. I can not, however, retire 
without telling you how highly I 
appreciate the many kind attentions 
I have ever received from you dur- 
ing our relations of pupil and teacher, 
permit me, gentlemen, to thank you 
most sincerely for this mark of es- 
teem, and to wish each one of you a 
full measure of success in the profes- 
sion we delight to honor. Never by 
thought, word, or act compromise 
your manhood and self-respect in 
this or any other walk of life. Be- 
fore doing so, give up position, give 
up wealth, give up anything, but 
keep your self-respect. 

During this address the remark- 
able quietness indicated the interest 
• of the college in what was being 
said, and at its close there went up 
such a round of applause for Dr. 
Strong as is seldom heard. When it 
died down it was repeated again 
with renewed vigor. 

At a meeting of the students of 
Rush Medical College, Nov. 30, the 
following resolutions were unani- 
mously adopted: 

Whereas, Professor Albert B. 
Strong has severed his connection 

fore be it 

Resolved, That we, the students 
of said college, do hereby express 
our sincere regret at his resignation 
and the loss we have sustained in 
consequence thereof. 

Resolved, That we bear testimony 
to his high ability and proficiency 
as a teacher of anatomy, and to his 
devotion to the interests of the stu- 

Resolved, That we tender our sin- 
cere gratitude and esteem for his un- 
tiring efforts in our behalf. 

Resolved, That a copy of these 
resolutions be transmitted to him, 
and also to the Hon. L. C. P. Freer, 
President of the Board of Trustees 
of Rush Medical College. 

Committee: — Edwin Hamill, R. 
L. Nourse, J. S. Perekhan, R. E. 
Butler, D. J. Reynish. 

Professor Strong sent the follow- 
ing reply which was read before 
the students: 

To the Committee on Resolutions, 
Messrs. Edwin Hamill, R. L. 
Nourse, J. S. Perekhan, R. E. 
Butler, D. J. Reynish: Gentle- 

Please accept for yourself and 
convey to the class my sincere thanks 
for the friendly sentiments expressed 
in the resolutions, an engrossed copy 
of which you have honored me by 
presenting in their behalf. During 
many years I have faithfully 
labored for the best interests of the 
students of the college for which the 
assurance you bring me of their ap- 
proval of my acts is my best reward. 
Your handsomely framed parchment 
shall have a conspicuous place in my 
home, that it may ever remind me 
that sentiments of justice, loyalty 
and friendship are among the promin- 

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ent virtues that characterize young 

Again I thank you and assure you 
that I shall not forget the " boys." 
My best wishes go with you. Al- 
ways set your standard high and per- 
severe to the end. Then will you 
bean honor to the noble profession 
which is our common brotherhood. 

Now that Professor Strong has 
resigned and a new man stands be- 
fore us in his place, would it not be 
wise for us as students to cease our 
discussions of the matter. Even 
though as students we may feel that 
a great injustice has been done our 
friend and instructor is it wise to con- 
tinually refer to the fact that we do 
not believe the." best interests of the 
institution " was the mainspring of 
action? Even though many pre- 
ceptors aie dissatisfied and call for 
an explanation of the change, or the 
public continually ask us why an ex- 
perienced man, faithful for so many 
years to the institution which em- 
ployed him, should be without warn- 
ing deposed from the chair which he 
had so nearly attained. 

People may ask wh)r was not a 
man of national reputation called to 
the chair? We can only answer 
"We do not know." Certainly we 
may have our own opinions — per- 
haps well founded — as to why this 
was not done, but should we express 
them openly? Has not our Alma 
Mater suffered sevei-e enough cen- 
sure (perhaps permanent detriment) 
already at the hands* of so many who 
denounce the change as being one 
not made in the interests of Rush 
Medical College. We feel that in 

the eyes of the world our institution 
has been sacrificed to other interests 
than her own; still are we acquainted 
enough with the secret workings of 
our Faculty and Board to under- 
stand the case? The information 
we have received has been gathered 
up largely from rumor and at no 
time hav^e we heard even a whisper 
from headquarters as to why the 
change was made. Evidently our 
faculty consider it wisest that we 
should not /enow, and consequently 
we may be utterlv incompetent to 
judge the circumstances. It may be 
and is mortifying to hear our college 
spoken of as stooping to things be- 
neath her dignity; yet we can not 
remedy them; and therefore we 
should aid by our silence in render- 
ing the subject a forgotten one. 

It seems to be a source of great 
conjecture on the part of many of the 
students as to why an institution of 
the age and high standing of Rush 
does not possess more than one sur- 
geon. They seem to think that be- 
cause all other colleges of the size and 
even smaller than ours can boast of 
several men on surgery and surgical 
pathology we also should be able to 
do the same. 

Very few of us have had the op- 
portunity of visiting or attending 
other institutions of a similar charac- 
ter and perhaps do not know wheth- 
er there are advantages in such a 
management of this all important 
department. Yet it does seem im- 
possible that one man can teach 
all the important branches of 



this subject in a single course of lec- 
tures. This truth seems demonstra- 
ted by the fact that several of our 
students attend lectures at the P. and 
S. college for the purpose of obtain- 
ing what is lacking in this depart- 
ment. This fact is a much to be 
regretted one, and would we that it 
misfht be otherwise. 

Professor Bevan entered the arena 
at exactly eleven o'clock on 'Monday, 
Dec. 12th. Professor Parkes, our big 
surgeon, headed the procession, gor- 
geous in the veritable button -hole 
boquet which always adorns his per- 
son on unusual occasions. 

Professer Bevan next appeared 
" with downcast eyes and modest 
mein " and was greeted with as great 
a storm of applause as ever shook 
the ampitheatre; while good old 
" Uncle " brought up the rear. He 
wore his usual complacent, sober 
expression, which usually is the pre- 
cursory symptom of a joke that 
" doubles the boys up," and seemed to 
say "I don't mind the noise; I'm used 
to it." 

The resignation remarks of Pro- 
fessor Parkes were simple yet elo- 
quent, and to the point. He spoke 
regretfully of the cause which had 
led up to the change, mentioning 
especially the warm and uninterrupt- 
ed friendship, which had always 
existed between Professor Gunn 
and himself. He then related touch- 
ingly some of the last scenes of the 
former's life, and at once introduced 
Professor Bevan. After a second out- 
break on the part of the students, the 

new anatomist spoke a few words 
which led up to the muscles of the 
forearm and began work in a busi- 
ness like way. 

Students are invited to contribute 
articles of general interest to the 
medical department of the Stentor. 
Such articles if of personal character 
must be signed at least with the 
writer's initials. Such communica- 
tions will be gladly received. 

When a man comes in to the lec- 
ture a few moments late, and enters 
as quietly as possible; it is a poor 
paying business to raise a cloud of 
dust, annoy the lecturer, and take the 
time of three hundred men to "seat " 
him. As a matter of policy it does 
not pay. 

N. B. No one responsible for this department. 

"Merry Christmas is here!" 
Have you seen him? 


Who! Why our new Anatomy 

Do the boys like him? 

Well slightly. Whitwer wanted to 
give him a boquet, but the rest per- 
suaded him not to. 

Smith is here! He came to intro- 
duce his new instrument to the rising 


profession; it is named "Smith's 
New Trojar." 

J. Vanderbilt Cox soon returns 
from nursing, with his pockets full 
of shekels. 

There is a new complaint preva- 
lent among one or two of the D. 
J's, which we diagnose Gab-orr- 
hagia; the prognosis is very good 
considering the treatment whichRush 

Q. What is the differential diag- 
nosis between a Rush man and a 
bull frog? 

A. One sits and growls at the 
rushes, the other gets up and rushes 
at the " growler." 

Some Seniors had a little scheme, 

And it was smooth as snow ! 
They thought we ought to get some flowers 

For our new Prof, you know. 

" What makes the Seniors love him so? '" 

The " D. J's" faintly cry, 
Oh they're not stuck on getting plucked ! " 

The four-branch men reply. 

" This is grave business," as the 
medical student said when he hustled 
the stiff over the cemetery fence. 


Some medical students once met 
in serious conference concerning a 
subject which deeply involved all 
their interests ; the first said. 

" Lo! there has come among us a 
new hireling who is to teach us An- 

The second replied in the follow- 
ing words: 

" Truly the Rush men are a guile- 
less set and will not fathom our 

The third continued thus: 

" Verily, dear fellows, it is essen- 
tial that we pass our final in Anato- 
my 'ere we can perpetrate our 
knowledge on the innocent popu- 

The first replied: 

" Let us therefore scheme." 

The second repeated : 

" Yea, let us scheme most might- 

And the third: 

" We will, at once, scheme violent- 

And they schemed. 

Then the first said: 

" We will by furtive methods 
make traction upon the wool and 
draw it over the orbits of these guile- 
less students, and by a series of false 
reasonings and petty prevarications, 
prevail upon their innocence, and 
persuade them to appoint us a com- 
mittee to present the hireling with a 
few blossoms, then right gladly will 
he pass us." 

The second then replied : 

" Yea, let us make hay while the 
iron is hot." 

The third looked very wise indeed 
and said: 

" I being the boldest and having 
glasses through which to look wise, 
will make the speech to the medical 
children, I wot too, that I support 
somewhat of a beard through which 
even now the light breezes are wont 
to whistle and they (the children) 
will respect my Seniorial words." 

The first said: 

" Good." 

The second gurgled : 

" Great scheme! " 

The third giggled: 

" Already I see the hireling grasp- 
ing my hand." 

Then these three foolish students 
did as they had agreed upon — but 
for some unacountable reason the 
scheme flunked. 

There was a Prosector named Peri — 
Whose style was too verily very 

He learned Anato — mee 
Way out in Tur — kee, 

This Antipohlgistical Peri. — 

Q. What would you do in case 
of hanging? 

A. Cut him down. 

Q. But if he were already cut 

A. Then cut him up of course. 

Prof. S gives the following 

highly euphoneous appelation to a 
nerve. " The tri-facial, trigemini, by 
Jiminy ! " 

New articles written by Rush 
men during the last month. 

How to Take a Joke — by " Mac." 

How I Mastered Anatomy — or 
Over-shoe Throwing — McGrath. 

A Treatise on the Use of the Tro- 
jar — Smith. 

Boquets in and Out of Season — 

The Science of Sleeping — by one 
who can sleep. 

THE L. F. U. STBNTOR. 101 




Farewell! but when'er we welcome the 

That awakens the night song of mirth in 

our bower, 
We'll think of the friend who welcomed 

it too, 
And forget our own griefs to be happy 

with you. 

Our grief may return — yet hope doth 

That you to our home we may welcome 

But we will ne'er forget the short vision 

that threw 
Its enchantment around us while mingling 

with you ! 

And still in the evenings when pleasure 

fills up, 
To the highest top sparkle each heart and 

each cup, 
Where'er thy path lies — be it gloomy or 

May thy soul, dearest Grace, be with us 

that night — 

May it join in our revels, our sports and 

our wiles, 
And return to thee beaming all over with 

And true would it tell thee that, mid the 

glad cheer, 
Some loved voice had murmur'd " I wish 

she were here! " 

Let Fate do her worst, there are relics of 


Bright dreams of the past, which she can- 
not destroy, 

Which come in the night-time of sorrow 
and care, 

And bring back the features that joy used 
to wear, 

Long, long will our hearts with such 

memories be filled ! 
Like the vase in which roses have once 

been distilled ; 
One may break, one may ruin the vase if 

he will, 

But the scent of the roses will linger there 


One of the recent enjoyable events 
at Ferry Hall was a Mythological 
Ball, given on Friday evening, De- 
cember 10. The affair was kept a 
profound secret, and no guests were 
invited either from within or without. 
The first thing of the evening was a 
grand march, headed by the king and 
queen of Olympus and followed by 
the lesser gods and goddesses, about 
twenty-five in number, of whom the 
most conspicuous were Cupid and 
Psyche,' Venus and Minerva, Mer- 
cury and Iris, the nine Muses, the 
three " Graces," the Fates, and the 
Furies. Suddenly the region round 
about was darkened but upon the 
summit of Olympus the gods and 
goddesses appeared in brilliant re- 
view. " Venus being crowned by 
the Graces" was followed by " Pal- 
las Athene," "Jupiter and Juno sur- 
veying the assembled divinities. 
" Cupid discovering Psyche," and 
many others, among which the most 
striking was " The Fury with her 
prey," — our respected, venerated and 
long suffering friend, Mr. Skeleton. 
The festivities closed with speeches 
from a few of the goddesses 
and dancing — and Olympus was 
again wrapped in darkness. 

The first Pupil's Recital for this 
year occurred on Monday evening, 
December 12, given before a large 
and appreciative audience. The fol- 
lowing programme was successfully 
carried out: 

Overture, " La Dame Blanche," 
Miss Juliette Rumsey and Mr. De- 
Prosse; Recitation, " Only a Drunk- 
ard," Miss Grace Taylor; Piano, 

" Harmonious Blacksmith," Miss 
Bessie Hodge; Vocal, " A Night in 
May," Miss Harriet Axtell; Piano, 
" Ein Liebes Leben," Miss Frances 
Brown; Recitation, "The Three 
Lovers," Miss Harriette Magill; 
Piano, Nocturne in F Minor, Miss 
Grace Stanley; Vocal, "Christmas 
Song," Miss Elsie Webster; Piano, 
Valse Caprice, Miss Hattie Durand; 
Recitation, " Dot's Christmas," Miss 
Mabel Durand; Vocal, "By the 
Bend of the River," Miss Harriet 
Vance; Recitation, (by special re- 
quest,) Miss Grace Taylor; Piano, 
" Whispering Winds," Miss Luella 

Not long since Dr. Seeley delighted 
us all by informing us that the term 
would close four days earlier than 
usual. As we were about to express 
our appreciation of the unexpected 
favor he further informed us that it 
was solely because our room would 
be more acceptable than our compa- 
ny. Repairs are the cause. 

One Friday during the month 
some of the members of our literary 
society accepted the kind invitation 
extended to us by the Athenaean 
Society to attend its open meeting. 
Our members expressed themselves 
as greatly pleased with the major 
part of the programme, the musical 
portion being especially enjoyable. 

Question. — " Do callers often fail 
to appear when their cards do, and 
the young lady upon entering the 
parlor find nothing but leaves?" 
Red Wings. 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 


The popular melody — " We're 
going home to-morrow." 

Scene in Latin class: 

Teacher. — " Of what was Ceres 
the goddess?" 

Bright Soph. — " She was the god- 
dess of marriage." 

Teacher.— "What!" 

Bright Soph. — " Yes, I looked it 
up, and the notes said she was the 
goddess of husbandry." 

Don't say " Chemistry " ' to the 
(enraged) Seniors! 

Ah, there! Heigh there! What's 
in a name? By a name O, ye gods! 
Puss escaped being slain. 

The popular amusement is the re- 
fined and sublimated modification of 
circumambulatory locomotion over 
frozen H , O. 

Question. — " What statue com- 
memorative of the late civil war is 
attracting a good deal of attention in 
the city at present ? " 

Answer. — From absent minded 
Eighty-eighter— " The Colonel." 





Now is the time to subscribe for 
the " Trumpet " issued nightly at 
Academy Hall. 

Terms three blasts. 

Restrictions have descended and 
the boys languish. 

Two new books from the pen of 
" Bonus" are in press and will come 
before the public in a few days. 
They are respectively entitled 
"Academy Hall at Midnight" and 
"A Link from the Great Con- 

Some of the Academy boys who 
tried to work off their highly hilari- 
ous and exultant spirits through the 
semi circular canals of a brass trum- 
pet " came out at the little end of 
the horn." 

A night student of the 'cad has 
discovered that milk comes from a 
ruminant animal called a cow! In- 
vention will never cease! 

It is a heaven sent blessing upon 
suffering humanity that the occupant 
of room No. 35 can't hear himself 

Revenge is sweet; but it can only 
be procured at the Academy under 
expelation prices. 

On a calm, still, serene day, when 
a cyclone was perambulating the 
streets of our beautiful city, a silver- 
tongued son of Africa possessing all 
the unadulterated cheek and in- 
genuity of a book agent, and who 
could see into the pockets of a col- 
lege youth, put in an appearance at 
the University. He was a schemer, 
and the way in which he set to work 
showed that he had gauged the mind 
of the average college student. His 



little plan was to set up a fruit stand 
and black boots at the University, 
and in accordance with it he demand- 
ed a quarter from each of the boys as 
" a starter." The insignificant mind 
of the collegian readily conceded 
to the demands of the Sable Son, 
while the shrewd academian who 
fore-saw the coming of the beforesaid 
Sable Son,wisely witheld from grant- 
ing the demand. Finding out the 
generosity of college students, he 
asked where the next nearest college 
was located. Being informed, he 
with exhuberant spirits took the train 
for that town. 

P. S. We saw in our dreams last 
night this Son of Color feasting up- 
on the spoils in Canada. 

On the eve of December ist as we 
sat toasting our shins and thinking 
how we were going to mend the 
button on our coat sleeve, a groan 
was heard seemingly coming from 
the third floor as if some one was 
dying. We rushed down in our 
necktie and found what we thought 
was a very lively looking corpse 
hugging a great big horn, and trying 
to press the electric button on the 
thing which was to set all the Acade- 
mical machinery in motion. Mo- 
ment of awful suspense!! 

Would she fail to work? Ah I At 
last the key was touched and there 
issued forth from the brazen throat 
of the infernal " masheen " a blast 
which shook the entire and massive 
structure called Academy Hall. The 
halls which had seemed dead sprang 
to life and from top to bottom came 
the awful noise like the sound of 

many waters and the pounding of 
many steam pipes. Each peaceful 
room became a little Sheol from 
which proceeded groans and shrieks. 
But during all the tumult the 
thought uppermost in the minds of 
the school masters was would the 
wire hold? Lo it didn't!! Suddenly 
above the noise and strife of battle 
rang out like a silver clarion the 

voice of Mr. , "We 

understand it all." How like magic 
the effect of that call! instantaneously 
quiet ' reigned throughout the 
Academy of " Music" 


'79. Rev. B. Fay Mills preached 
as an evangelist in Massachusetts dur- 
ing last year. He worked for one week 
at Philip's Academy, Exeter, where 
as a result of the meetings there were 
sixty conversions. During the fall of 
the year Mr. Mills preached in Bos- 

J 8o. John E. Tarble died a few 
years ago in Pensacola, Florida, of 
yellow fever. 

'81. Rev. — . — . Jewett is pastor 
of a mission church connected with 
the church of which Dr. Johnson was 
formerly pastor. 

'81. Miss Lottie E. Skinner is 
teaching in the Hyde Park High 

'83. Rev. John W. Millar is pas- 
tor of the Presbyterian church at 


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Onarga, Illinois. The church has a 
membership of about six hundred 
and pays a salary of about one thous- 
dollars. Mr. Millar keeps bachelor's 
hall in the parsonage. His people 
are intelligent and harmonious. 
They chose Mr. Millar by unani- 
mous vote from a number of candi- 
dates and he has retained the hold 
which he gained as a scholarly man. 

Ferry Hall. — Miss Mary E. 
Hawley of '84, is instructor in Cot- 
tage Seminary, Clinton, New York. 

Miss Hattie E. Ashley of '85 is 
assistant principal in a Pawnee City, 
Nebraska, school. 

Miss Mary S. Martin of '85, is 
teaching in Denver, Colorado. 

Miss Esther W. Wetherell of '85 
has become Mrs. George Magill, of 

Miss H. E. Magill of '87, is taking 
a post-graduate course at Perry 

Rev. Chapman is pastor of the 
church known as the Old Brick 
church, at Albany, New York. 

Warren Dickinson is in business in 
Chicago, He is connected with the 
Board of Trade. 

Miss Alice Mitchell, formerly of 
'82, has been interne in the Presby- 
terian Hospital, Chicago. Her sister, 
Miss Susan Mitchell, is missionary in 

Leonidas Curtiss, formerly of '83, 
is teaching Mathematics in the South 

Side High School, Chicago. He 
was married last summer and has 
been living in Waukegan, Illinois. 

Miss Alice Lake is dead. 

Miss Allie E. Smith is the wife of 
Mr. Charles R. Williams, formerly 
Professor of Greek in the college. 
Mr. Williams is now in New York, 
and is manager of the Western As- 
sociated Press. 

Miss Ella F. Ward has returned 
in ill health from China, where she 
was closing mission work. She is 
now at a Sanitarium at Castile, New 


Princeton has a Theolog seventy- 
seven years old. 

There has been a little hazing at 
the University of Wisconsin. 

Longfellow became a professor at 
Bowdoin at nineteen years of age. 

The Yale College professors have 
published forty-one books in the last 
six years. 

A Henry George club has been 
formed at Cornell. 

The oldest college paper is the 
Tale Lit. The Beloit Round Table 
stands next. — Ex. 

The composite picture of the class 
of '87 of Amherst College is said to 
be an exact likeness of Guiteau as he 
appeared on the day before execu- 
tion. — Ex. 


7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

Fifty students of Yale Theological 
Seminary are trying to memorise the 
Bible. — Ex. 

There are 101 medical colleges in 
the United States, attended by 15,- 
000 students. 

Yale and Amherst have this year 
introduced the study of the Bible as 
an elective. 

A " Rumabai Circle " for eleva- 
tion of women in India has been 
formed at Cornell university. They 
have almost as many organizations 
at Cornell as at L. F. U. 

The Yale students are writing nov- 
els. The first one was a dime novel 
recently published in New York, 
and the scene of it is laid in New 
Haven. — Ex. 

Charles Dickens, Jr., is delivering 
lectures and giving readings in a 
number of our western villages. 

The system of giving honors has 
been abolished at Cornell. 

We have received the School Life 
from Griswold College, Davenport, 

The College Mercury, Racine 
College, tells us that their course is 
being changed somewhat by the col- 
lege authorities. 

Christmas Holidays are to be three 
weeks this year at Princeton. The 
glee club will make through the west 
to California. — Ex. 

Beloit has organized a band of 
seventeen pieces. 

Fair Luna has the silver wing; 

Saturn, a ring of flame, 
The sun has got no ring at all, 

But gets there just the same. 


We are pleased to receive the Nas- 
sau Literary Magazine from Prince- 
ton. It mourns the loss of the first 
foot ball game since Princeton has 
been a college, and also sorrowfully 
regrets the resignation of their P P s- 

The Llini, from the University of 
Illinois, Champaign, reports good 
words for the Y. M. C. A. during 
the week of prayer. The literary 
societies of that institution are hold- 
ing declamation contests for their 
members with nine or ten contestants 
in each program. 

A student may go through the 
German Universities for $500 per 

We see from the Wabash, Wa- 
bash College, at Crawfordsville, Ind., 
that Capt. Black, the well known 
defender of the anarchists was a stu- 
dent there at one time. 

If the fugitive slave law was only 
now enforced or if the days were 
not passed when they used to chase 
down runaway " niggers '» w j t h blood 
hounds, we would have some way 
of reeking our vengeance on that lit- 
tle miscreant who guyed about $40 
out of the students, on the pretence 
of stai'ting a U. W. news stand. — - 

" So say we all of us." Don't we 


VOL. 1. 

JANUARY, 1888. 

NO. 5. 


The educational system of our 
country, at least in its final form, will 
be shaped by no single mind. It will 
be rather an outgrowth of national 
tendencies, the result of a long period 
of development; it will be the 
product of a process of evolu- 
tion, difficult to perceive, perhaps, 
for any one generation, yet by 
gradual changes leading to a higher 
if not more complex type. What 
its future will be, no one can now 
foretell with exactness; yet in the 
light of the history and tenden- 
cies of education in America, it is 
possible in some degree to read the 
trend of the times and to determine 
the general lines of educational de- 

What is thus true of our educa- 
tional system in general, applies with 
especial force to the American Uni- 
versity, its crowning feature. As 
yet the typical American University 
does not exist. There is no in- 
stitution which is accepted by all as a 
model, as perfectly meeting the 
needs of American people for the 
highest education. The very term 

University, as used in this country, is 
hard to define. Harvard University, 
(we quote from a recent announce- 
ment), " comprehends the following 
departments: Harvard College, The 
Divinity School, The Law School, 
The Lawrence Scientific School, The 
Medical School, The Dental School, 
The Bussey Institution,The School of 
Veterinary Medicine, The Graduate 
Department, The Library, The Ob- 
servatory, The Botanic Gai-den and 
Herbarium, and the Museum of Com- 
parative Zoology. The Peabody 
Museum of American Archaeology 
and Ethnology is a constituent part 
of the University; but its relations 
to it are affected by certain peculiar 
provisions." Here we have a college, 
professional schools, a library, an 
observatory, a botanic garden, and a 
museum grouped apparently as co- 
ordinate departments, under the 
name University. On the other 
hand the University of Rochester 
is a college, and purposes, it would 
seem, to extend its facilities no 
further. In the west there are uni- 
versities consisting of preparatory, 


7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

collegiate, and professional depart- 
ments; others, comprising prepara- 
tory and collegiate departments only ; 
and business universities are common 
enough east as well as west. Thus 
the word University with us has no 
definite and invariable meaning; it 
is made to cover educational institu- 
tions, from the grade of a high 
school to that of a divinity or law 
school, from brief and crude business 
courses to the courses for original in- 
vestigation at Johns Hopkins or the 
University of Michigan. 

Obviously, this utter confusion as 
regards the scope and proper posi- 
tion of a University can not always 
last. There has lately been a notice- 
able tendency among educators to 
define the term closely, and to limit 
it either to an aggregation of profes- 
sional courses, or of professional and 
undergraduate courses combined. 
With some there seems to be a de- 
sire to import in a wholesale way 
the organization and methods of the 
German University, and engraft 
them on the American college. 
Others prefer to retain unchanged 
our college, which is a thoroughly 
American product, developed to meet 
the needs of our people, and to make 
the university distinct and independ- 
ent. By all, however, it is conceded 
that the university of the future will 
not be the present college of arts, 
nor an aggregation of undergraduate 
courses, no matter how numerous; 
but will receive its distinctive charac- 
ter from advanced and professional 

If this be granted, that the Amer- 

ican University will be devoted 
wholly or chiefly to training for the 
professions, questions at once arise in 
regard to three points, — resources, 
control, and organization. Whence 
shall the university derive its means? 
To whom or what shall it be held ac- 
countable? What will be the gen- 
eral character of its organization and 
administration? A full discussion of 
these questions would transcend the 
limits of a single article; but a few 
suggestions may be presented under 
each head. 


The universitv of the future will 
depend for its support, upon neither 
the federal government nor that of a 
state. Inseparably connected with 
the theory of most monarchies, as 
in the case of Germany? an d mon- 
archical traditions, as in the case of 
France, is the idea that a govern- 
ment must be paternal, that it must 
look after the well-being of the sub- 
ject at every turn. Consistently with 
this, in such countries the govern- 
ment has ever been charged with the 
support and control of the universi- 
ties. But our government rests on an 
entirely different basis. Its relation to 
the citizen is negative rather than 
positive, aiming to protect rather 
than care for. Taxation with us 
must be regulated according to the 
general good, as indicated by the ex- 
pressed will of the majority. If the 
spirit of our government is to be car- 
ried out, education at public expense 
may go only so far as the greatest 
number are benefited. So soon as the 

7 HE L. F. U. STENT OR. 


state offers educational facilities of a 
sort that only a few comparatively 
are able to take advantage of them, 
it spends the public money for the 
good of a class and taxes all others 
for the benefit of a limited number. 
True, indeed, it is for the general 
good that the state should have well 
trained teachers, lawyers and doctors; 
but it is also true that those profes- 
sions are in themselves sufficiently 
remunerative to induce many to fit 
themselves to enter them without the 
stimulus of an inducement offered 
in the way of free tuition and other 
privileges. Experience shows that 
" the greatest number" receive direct 
benefit from no educational facilities 
of a grade above those of the high 

But the maintenance of a univer- 
sity by the state is not only an injus- 
tice to the great body of tax-payers. 
With the introduction of political in- 
fluence into university management, 
inevitable sooner or later in our state 
institutions, the proper functions of 
the university are liable to be im- 
peded. Further than this, society 
needs trained ministers as well as 
doctors or lawyers; but among us, 
with no established church, the state 
cannot assume the teaching of the- 

To some other source than the 
state, then, must the American Uni- 
versity look for its resources. More 
and more it becomes evident that 
with the sense of need, the generos- 
ity of American private wealth will 
take the place of European royal 
foundations and government grants 

in endowing and sustaining the high- 
er institutions of learning. 

With such a basis, consecrated in 
a spirit of beneficence, the university 
may pursue the even tenor of its 
way, free from the meddling of 
politicians as well as from the unap- 
preciative complaints of a tax-bur- 
dened public. 


The university of the future, un- 
der no obligations to the state for its 
support, will not be subject to state 
control. It will bear to the state the 
same relation as any other corpora- 
tion similarly chartered. Its con- 
trolling body will no doubt be a board 
of trust, directed or limited in its ad- 
ministration by the provisions of a 
charter, framed by its founders. 

But the university, in order to be 
complete, must have a department of 
theology, a theological faculty. This 
faculty will be expected to empha- 
size some phase of theology, accord- 
ing to the will of the founders, and 
will thus be brought more or less 
directly into relation with some re- 
ligious denomination. Further than 
this, the university will not be de- 
nominational or sectarian; but, as 
Christianity is the corner-stone of 
our civilization, the university will 
be pervaded by a Christian atmos- 
phere. It will be a moulder of pub- 
lic opinion; at the same time it will 
be influenced in its development and 
activity by public opinion, and par- 
ticularly by the views of alumni. At 
present the influence of alumni in 

7 HE L. F. U. STENT OR. 

the management of American col- 
leges is showing rapid increase. 


In its organization the university 
of the future will be compact, yet 
comprehensive: compact, in that be- 
tween its various departments there 
will be a much closer bond of union 
than now exists in many institutions; 
comprehensive, in that it will provide 
a place for the widest possible range 
of instruction and investigation. The 
characteristic of the university will 
lie not in matter, but in method; not 
in this or that group of courses, but 
in the advanced and philosophic way 
in which all courses are pursued. 
The university will assume as its 
basis the college, which is equal to 
the continental gymnasium in point 
of discipline and superior in point of 
culture. As distinguished from the 
college, which aims to train and 
broaden, the university will endeavor 
to provide facilities, first, for studies 
in the line of any profession; second, 
for original investigation in any field. 

The tendency of the professions, 
as of trades, is now to run into spec- 
ialties. No one faculty can assume 
to give instruction in all branches. 
To insure the best results of work 
there must be in the university itself 
lines of division. Where shall these 
be drawn? In most higher educa- 
tional institutions professional and un- 
dergraduate departments are thrown 
together apparently with no attempt 
at classification and with little rela- 
tion to one another, except on com- 

mencement day. Our institutions 
will not always remain satisfied with 
this unsystematic and loose arrange- 
ment. The tendencies of the times 
seem to point to a union of Conti- 
nental, English and American fea- 
tures of university organization as 
the proper solution. According to 
this the university will comprise four 
faculties, the faculties of Arts (or 
Philosophy), Theology, Law and 
Medicine. Under these faculties will 
be grouped the schools devoted to 
the specialties of the professions. 
Thus in the Faculty of Arts, or 
Philosophical Faculty, might be en- 
rolled professors in schools of fine 
arts and engineering as well as those 
in charge of post-graduate courses in 
philosophy, philology, and science; 
and in the Medical Faculty 
would be included professors 
in schools of pharmacy and 
dentistry as well as of the gen- 
eral theory and practice of medi- 
cine. For all details of work there 
would be separate schools, or depart- 
ments, with separate buildings and 
distinct working organization; but 
each would be a part of ^a larger part, 
one of the four faculties; and the 
four faculties would often meet, now 
separately, now together or by dele- 
gation in a senatus. Whether ar- 
ranged in exactly this way or not, 
the organization of the American 
University, in its perfect form, will 
be comprehensive, simple, and sym- 
metrical. Americans in all things 
are as averse to lopsidedness as they 
are to needless complication. 

Francis W. Kelsey. 

7 HE L. F, U. S TEN TOR. 

The Puritan fathers, as depicted 
by Hawthorne, were bearded men, 
grim and austere, in sad colored gar- 
ments and gray steeple-crowned hats. 
This personal appearance well befit- 
ted men with whom religion and law 
were almost identical and who made 
their mildest and severest acts of dis- 
cipline equally venerable and awful. 
The women were substantial persons 
with large frames, broad shoulders, 
round and ruddy cheeks. Morally, 
they were of coarser fiber than their 
fair descendants. For Hawthorne 
says-that " every successive mother 
has transmitted to her child a fainter 
bloom, a more delicate and briefer 
beauty, and a slighter physical frame, 
if not a character of less force and 
solidity, than her own." 

That the women of primitive New 
England were more robust than 
those of the present, we are willing 
to concede. The demands of that 
age were such as to produce women 
of sturdy physique and coarse fiber. 
But we can never admit that every 
successive mother has transmitted a 
" character of less force and solidity 
than her own." It can not be true 
that the noble women of to-day have 
a less high standard of character 
than the harsh matrons who so im- 
modestly stood about the scaffold of 
Hester Prynne's disgrace and so un- 
sympathizingly gave vent to their 
merciless feelings towards her. 

For a picture of home life in the 
earliest days we are shown into the 
home of Roger Conant, founder of 

Salem. The good wife is represent- 
ed as singing a psalm tune at her 
work — just as John Alden 

" Heard as he drew near the door, the mus- 
ical voice of Pricilla 

Singing the hundreth psalm, the grand old 
Puritan anthem." 

Sometimes she pauses with a sigh 
at the remembrance of the cheerful 
gossip and the men-y social life of 
her home in old England. But now 
she enters with " sympathetic glee " 
into the sports of her little tribe of 
children ; and soon turns to greet her 
husband, who is heard approaching 
the " rough-hewn " threshold. 

Perhaps we may infer something 
as to the size of the family circle, 
when we read in the biography of 
Sir William Phipps that he was one 
of the twenty-six children of a gun- 
smith. From the picture given in 
Old News we see that slaves had 
their place in the domestic affections: 
" When the circle closed round the 
evening hearth, its blaze glowed on 
their dark shining faces, intermingled 
familiarly with their master's chil- 

But we are not left merely with 
glimpses of the home life. Haw- 
thorne has described for us the life 
of a single day — about 1650. It 
begins with the gray light of the 
early morning. The bell-man, who 
cries the hour at the street corners, 
rings the last peal upon his hand- 
bell and goes wearily homewards. 
" Forth tumbles the still drowsy 

7 HE L. F. U. STENT OR. 

cow-herd " and with his horn warns 
every cow in the settlement that the 
" dewy pasture hour is come." The 
day we look upon is neither a holi- 
day nor a sabbath ; nor is it a common 
week-day. It is the day of the 
Thursday Lecture. Besides being 
the lecture day, it is, moreover, a day 
of public shame: the day on which 
the minor transgressors of the Puri- 
tan law " receive their reward of ig- 
nominy." Here is a man who, for 
his idleness, has been bound to the 
whipping-post. Another is standing 
on the steps of the meeting-house, 
with a halter about his neck, which 
he must wear visibly throughout his 
life-time. A woman, having lifted 
her hand against her husband, is 
chained to a post at the corner of 
Prison Lane. In the centre of the 
scene is a great wooden cage in which 
a man gnashes his teeth and shakes 
the strong oaken bars. But here 
comes the minister, and the whole 
town throngs into the small church, 
" mostly with such sombre visages 
that the sunshine becomes little bet- 
ter than a shadow when it falls upon 
them." There go the Thirteen Men, 
" grim rulers of a grim community." 
Last of all enters the tithing-man, 
lugging in two small boys whom he 
has caught playing " beneath God's 
blessed sunshine, in a back lane.'' 
The picture is a gloomy one. It is 
valuable as giving us some of the 
modes of punishment and a further 
knowledge of Hawthorne's estimate 
of Puritan life and character. 

An eminent authority has pointed 
out certain aspects of the social life 

portrayed in " The Scarlet Letter." 
Here, nearly every phase of society 
is touched by our author. The nat- 
ural feelings of the young matron 
cause her to be compassionate to- 
wards her disgraced sister; but this 
unspoiled tenderness contrasts harsh- 
ly with the exultation of the other 
women over Hester's shame. The 
noble and spotless character of Win- 
throp is but dimly suggested. Much 
more distinct appears the mild and 
saintly Wilson. Governor Belling- 
ham is the " stern, unflinching, man- 
ly upholder of the state." In the 
same house with him dwells Mis- 
tress Hibbins, the witch-lady. Lastly 
is Chillingsworth, " an exponent of 
the whole Puritan idea of spiritual 
government," which vainly attempt- 
ed — though far from intending such 
a thing — to hasten and take in hand 
the punishments of eternity on this 
side the grave. 

Throughout Puritan New Eng- 
land the militia was an essential in- 
gredient of the community life. The 
soldiers of those pristine times 'were 
truly martial men, with their steel 
caps and iron breast-plates well bur- 
nished. Ponderous muskets were on 
their shoulders, bandaliers about their 
waists, and lighted matches in their 
hands. It was of such men as those 
that Cromwell's famous regiment of 
Ironsides was made up. Every gov- 
ernor was both a statesman and a 
general. Every man was a soldier 
or the father or bi - other of a soldier. 
Such warlike aspects were in exact 
keeping with the times, and Haw- 



thorne does not fail to assign to them 
their full importance. 

Law and religion were the body 
and soul of Puritan existence. 
Church and state, forged at the same 
furnace, were inseparably welded to- 
gether. The law was founded upon 
religion and religion in turn was sup- 
ported by law. Governors and min- 
isters counselled together for the wel- 
fare of the people. " A minister 
was a more formidable man than a 
general." Hawthorne pays the re- 
ligion of the early settlers a high 
tribute: "A recovered faith burned 
like a lamp within their hearts." 
They were men who " looked 
heavenward without a glance to 
earth." These sentiments accord 
with those of Bancroft: " They es- 
tablished a worship purely spiritual." 
They are also echoed by Drake: 
" The Golden Rule seems to have 
been the practice of their lives." 
But our author informs us that this 
pure religion became degenerate. 
The rigidity of life distorted the 
moral nature. " The sons and grand- 
sons of the first settlers were a race 
of lower and narrower souls than 
their progenitors had been." Super- 
stition entered largely into their re- 
ligion. Meteoric appearances and 
other natural phenomena that occur- 
red with less regularity than the rise 
and set of sun or moon, were inter- 
preted as so many revelations from a 
supernatural source. Indian warfare 
was prefigured by a " blazing spear, a 
sword of flame, a bow, or a sheaf of 
arrows, seen in the mid-night sky." 

Pestilence was once foretold by a 
shower of crimson light. 

" The purity of morals completes 
the picture of colonial felicity, " says 
Bancroft. But Hawthorne writes, 
" There is no evidence that the moral 
standard was higher then than 

now The pillory, the 

whipping-post, the prison, and the 
gallows, each had their use in those 
good old times; and, in short, as often 
as our imagination lives in the past 
we find it a ruder and rougher age 
than our own." We are inclined to 
accept partially both opinions. Ban- 
croft has reference to the very first 
colonists. The words of Hawthorne, 
taken from ' Main Street, ' lead us 
to infer that he spoke of a later 

According to Hawthorne the civil 
life overflowed with the same stern- 
ness and severity as the religious. 
This is decidedly opposed to Ban- 
croft, who writes, " Hardly a nation 
in Europe has as yet made its crim- 
inal law so humane as that of early 
New England." We unhesitating- 
ly support Hawthorne. The laws 
against crime were of such a nature 
as largely to overbalance their ap- 
parent leniency. They aimed, by 
the effect of visible symbols, to keep 
alive the conscience and remorse for 
guilt. What punishment is more 
acute than that which will not let the 
wrong-doer hide from the staring 
eyes and taunting words of the 
masses? What must Hester Prynne 
have suffered! All the harshness of 
this system of penal punishment 
Hawthorne clearly perceived and 


7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

has given a powerful portrayal of it 
in ' The Scarlet Letter.' 

We may consider ourselves fortu- 
nate indeed, when, in seeking a sum- 
mary of an author's view on any 
subject, we find it in his own words. 
Hawthorne has expressed his real 
opinion:—" Happy are we," says he, 
" if for nothing else, yet because we 
did not live in those days." Again: 
" Let us thank God for having given 
us such ancestors, and let each suc- 
cessive generation' thank Him, not 
less fervently, for being one step 
further removed from them in the 
march of ages." To the mind of 
Hawthorne, Puritanism was an insti- 
tution in which gloom and shade 
vastly predominated. The Puritans 
were an austere, morbid, sad-faced 
people who frowned upon anything 
like frivolity, mirth or gayety. Yet 
here also, as in religion, Hawthorne 
distinguishes between the early set- 
tlers and their near descendants. 
The former had not lost remem- 
brance of happier moments in merry 
Mother England. But the latter 
" wore the darkest shade of Puritan- 

Hawthorne fully realizes the dark- 
ness of his pictures. He justifies 
himself by saying that " the blame 
must rest on the sombre spirit of our 
forefathers, who wove their web of 
life with hardly a single thread of 
rose-color or gold." It is not for the 
true artist to exaggerate the " single 
thread " of brightness into the warp 
and woof of the garment. He must 

be faithful to the mood and manners 
of the age he would reproduce. Is 
the tinge gray and sable ? — He can- 
not represent it as bright and gay. 

Hawthorne evidently held his 
stern ancestors in the highest regard. 
It has been urged against him, how- 
evei - , that he did not sufficiently 
glorify the moral strength and the 
sweeter qualities of the Puritans. 
As well censure the wild-rose for 
not breathing forth the merry song 
of the lark instead of its own sweet 
fragrance! He was not unconscious 
of their merits, but it was not his pur- 
pose to extol them. He chose rather 
to dwell upon the picturesque points 
and striking features of Puritan life, 
where shadows and severities pre- 
dominated. In giving to Puritanism 
its own distinctive coloring Haw- 
thorne made no distortion. As time 
removes us further and still further 
from the Puritans there appears an 
ever-increasing tendenc}' to refer 
simply to their virtues. All the more 
reason why America's great novelist 
should not have forgone his im- 
mortal privilege of giving us these 
gloomy-grounded pictures of our 
forefathers! Himself a child of the 
past from which he issued, his own 
nature a blending of the same ele- 
ments and the same capabilities that 
belonged to his Puritan fathers, with 
a poet's insight, with a genius unsur- 
passed, who better than he could il- 
lumine those dark but characteristic 
features of Puritanism? 

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If keen regret at the loss of a 
professor be an evidence of the es- 
teem in which he is held, that which 
our students have for Professor 
Zenos must be very great ; and this 
universal feeling of regret, caused by 
his recent resignation, is as deep 
and sincere as it is widely extended. 
During the years of his connection 
with our college his attitude toward 
his students has ever been, such 
as to gain their highest respect 
and esteem. Thus he has won 
from them, in addition to their 
reverence for his profound schol- 
arship and abilities as an instructor, 
the much more desirable homage 
of admiration and affection. Though 

we regret that he is to leave 
us, it is with delight that we hear of 
his acquiring a new honor ; and 
though after this year he will be 
separated from our college, where- 
ever he may be he will always have 
a large share of the pleasant memo- 
ries and affections of the many who 
have been under his instruction. 

We publish this month a letter 
from a gentleman whose name is 
withheld at his request — which sets 
forth exactly our ideas on a certain 
phase of college journalism. Written 
by a very highly esteemed gentleman 
and one who takes a lively interest in 
college life, we hope that it will be 
read thoughtfully by all students and 
that its suggestions will be acted up- 
on. This " paper spirit " we have 
vainly attempted to arouse; it seems 
impossible to make it understood 
that the college paper is the property 
of all the students, and is for their 
benefit, the organ for the expression 
of their views and the field for prac- 
tice in literary work. To make still 
more free the opportunity for ex- 
pression of opinions relating to col- 
lege matters, we have established a 
" Contributors' Department," which, 
if the students so will, may be made 
a source of great benefit. Let the 
alumni, also, take this means for 
making their opinions known. 

One hundred and twenty-four stu- 
dents are working their way through 


7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

To the S tent or : 

As I have read your paper from 
month to month, I have become in- 
terested in it because it revived the 
associations, almost forgotten, of my 
own college life. As I have become 
interested in your enterprise, re- 
calling of those old associations, I 
have read your pages with a criti- 
cal eye. In my own college the stu- 
dents conducted a paper which was 
of great help to us because it gave 
an opportunity to every student for 
doing journalistic work, even though 
in a small way. I do not mean that 
the students as a whole conducted 
the paper. We had a board of edi- 
tors to whom was entrusted the man- 
agement, but each student regarded 
the paper as having a personal value 
to him, and as furnishing a place for 
the expression of any legitimate 
opinions he might have. It made no 
difference upon what subject those 
opinions might be, and whether 
upon college matters, current poli- 
tics, or morals. Thus we had a paper 
always interesting and helpful. Your 
students must have opinions upon 
current questions; can you not bring 
before them the necessity of giving 
to those opinions opportunity for ex- 
pression in your columns? You 
need it for the sake of your paper, 
and by that I do not say anything 
derogatory to the paper as at present. 
I only wish to be recognized the 
great advantage that will be en- 
joyed on all sides when this oppor- 
tunity is embraced and a proper 
"paper spirit" aroused among the 
students. The benefit to the students 

is two-fold: The literary training 
and increased interest in your paper 
as the exponent of your college life. 
There is nothing which students will 
look back to with greater pleasure 
in after life than their connection 
with a good live college paper. 

Wishing you great success, I re- 
main Yours very truly, 

In oratory there are two elements, 
the internal and the external. The 
internal is made up of the thoughts 
which arise and are elaborated in the 
mind. The external element is com- 
posed of the various ways in which 
those thoughts are given expression 
by the physical organism. These 
two elements are inseparable in ora- 
tory, and when viewed in this light 
it is surprising that our students take 
so little interest in one of them. We 
assiduously store our minds with 
knowledge, but pay but little atten- 
tion to the means by which that 
knowledge is to be brought to bear 
upon others. Many of us expect to 
enter the ministry where we will 
proclaim the most important truths. 
Would it not be well to render our- 
selves able to proclaim those truths 
in an acceptable manner? Cicero 
says that some orators are so insuf- 
ferably harsh that they may be said 
to bark rather than to speak, and we 
have some painful memories of ser- 
mons, the truth in which was lost 
because of harsh and unmodulated 
tones and incongruous gestures. 

The lawyer, the business man, 

7 HE L. E. U. S TEN TOR. 

and the physician all need to culti- 
vate the external element of oratory 
no less than the minister, for the 
great business of every man who 
does not labor with his hands is to 

It is true that we have here no 
department of oratory on the same 
basis as the other departments of the 
college, but such a department is not 
necessary for the attaining of some 
degree of proficiency in the essentials 
of oratory. determined private 
practice will do wonders in the way 
of developing the voice and obtaining 
freedom of gesture. Indeed, all 
that an instructor in elocution can do 
is to give hints, and direct the in- 
dividual effort by which we make 
his power and grace our own. It is 
constant, persevering, individual 
practice which tells in this eminently 
practical art. 

And we are not without certain 
facilities in this line. Every year we 
have more or less instruction, and it 
is our business to gather what 
crumbs we may until the time comes 
when we may have a regular de- 
partment of elocution. Are we 
overcrowded with other work ? But 
the same complaint comes from 
other colleges where there is great 
enthusiasm upon this subject. 

Our college offers prizes at the 
end of the year to contestants in ora- 
tory, and more of our students 
should enter for them. Then we 
should be represented in the State 
contest. At present the state asso- 
ciation has a membership of about 
seven colleges, and of these some 

are much inferior to ours, both in 
ability of students and incentives to 
oratorical work. Knox College 
considered the winning of the State 
and inter-State contests of last year 
to be worth two thousand dollars, 
simply as an advertisement; and to 
the student who represented Knox 
at these contests the value was 
not to be estimated in dollars and 
cents. It is to be hoped that next 
fall Lake Forest will send a delega- 
tion and an orator to the State con- 
test, and that in the future we may 
be represented in the association. If 
we are wide-awake in other depart- 
ments, we should be in this also. 



" Now is the winter of our discon- 

What's the matter with the Glee 

To the orchestra — " We are grate- 
ful for this much." 

Prof. Locy has recently received 
ten Zeiss microscopes, costing $450, 
imported from Germany for his Bi- 
ology class. His class-room is fitted 
up for convenience, each pupil hav- 
ing a desk and locker, and the use of 
a microscope. Another addition to 
this department is a microtome, 
which is used to mount specimens for 


7 HE L. F. U. STENT OR. 

Several of the Junior class have 
taken Mediaeval History as an elect- 
ive this term. Prof. Halsey's repu- 
tation as a historian as well as an in- 
structor in history is well established, 
and this class cannot fail to be in- 
spired by their professor. 

During vacation the floors of the 
college building were oiled and the 
stair-railings varnished. Our janitor, 
Mr. Lichtfeld, keeps things looking 
very civilized, considering the amount 
of work he has to do. 

A logical classification: Profess- 
or — " Whom would you class with 
Moses as a great prophet ?" Freshie 
—"Aaron ! " 

The first year's endowment for 
the University, $200,000, has been 
raised. The same amount each year 
for four years to come should putL. 
F. U. on a basis from which it would 
never topple. 

Prof. Griffin has some valuable 
additions to his department, among 
them being an Atwood's machine, a 
galvanic battery, a Tepler - Holtz 
electrical machine and many smaller 
instruments for illustration. 

There was an old crank who said : "Dough 
Is spelled in a way which I knough 

Is perfectly awful ! 

It should he unlawful 
To exhibit one's ignorance sough! '' 

The Faculty have decided that 
College students may choose electives 
henceforth at the beginning of each 

term, and not necessarily keep the 
same elective throughout the year. 
This gives the student a much better 
chance to follow his bent, and to get 
the real benefit of an elective system* 

A good audience greeted the Ida 
Clark Concert Company at the town 
hall Tuesday evening, January 17th. 
The entertainment, which was under 
the auspices of the Zeta Epsilon 
Literary Society, gave general satis- 
faction and was likewise a financial 

The ladies' waiting room — -so we 
are informed, for we dare not enter 
its precincts — could be improved. If 
more hooks were put in, it would 
give the chairs a chance to be free 
from wraps once in a while. If 
overshoe receptacles and umbrella 
stands were added, the carpet would 
be saved. If another looking glass 
could be attached, much valuable 
time would not be lost. Will some- 
one please grasp the emergency ? 

Prof. Gray, the celebrated tele- 
phone inventor and electrician, of 
Highland Park, is expected to give 
a series of lectures on electricity here 
in February. These lectures will 
probably be given on Saturday morn- 
ings, and are mainly for the benefit 
of the Junior class, who are now 
studying the subject of electricity in 
the Natural Science department. 
Others who feel interested will prob- 
ably be given an opportunity to hear 
the lectures. 



The Freshman dissertations for 
the term in the Latin department are 
as follows: 

The Roman House — Miss Lucia 
Sickels, Jan. 16. 

The Roman Family — Miss Gracia 
Sickels, Jan. iS. 

The Roman Religion — A. I. An- 
derson, Jan. 23. 

Roman Education — Miss Flem- 
ing, Jan. 25. 

Roman Slavery — G. R. Denise, 
Jan. 30. 

Roman Agriculture — W. H. 
Humiston, Feb. 1. 

The Land Question in Ancient 
Italy — H. D. Stearns, Feb. 6. 

Commerce among the Romans — 
J. E. Smith, Feb. S. 

Roman Amusements — Miss J. F. 
Rumsey, Feb. 13. 

Roman Luxury — F. W. Schettler, 
Feb. 15. 

The Roman Art of War — H. H. 
Davis, Feb. 20. 

The Roman Law — D. S. Lansden, 
Feb. 22. 

Roman Music — Miss M. A. Davies, 
Feb. 27. 

The City of Rome in the Time 
of Augustus — W. E. Danforth, 
Feb. 29. 

Remains of Ancient Architec- 
ture in Modern Rome — J. H. 
McVay, March 5. 

Survivals of Ancient Roman 
Life in Modern Italy— J. Sut- 
ton, March 7. 

Contributions of Rome to Mod- 
ern Civilization — Miss Flor- 
ence Phelps, March 12. 
All are invited to attend. 

When will the University, or the 
town — to whichever belongs the du- 
ty — put down a sidewalk at least 
three feet wide, through the College 

A. G. Welch, steward of the King 
Club, made out the average of $2.28 
per week for board at that club last 
term. The Grand Pacific, W. W. 
Johnson, steward, averaged $2.75 per 
week for the same length of time. 
The Academia, a new club formed 
for the Academy boys, expended 
$3.00, and the Delmonico, N. B. 
Gallwey, steward, rose to the dignity 
of $3<S5- To board at any of these 
clubs, with the exception of the 
Academia, a good bracing walk is 
the precedent of each meal. This 
serves as a fine appetizer, and is a 
good constitutional besides. 

The boys say they are only wait- 
ing for a chance to be wall-flowers, 
and to let leap-year rob them of their 
questionable rights. 

Elocution — that long-time vagrant 
of our curriculum — has at last found 
a place among college duties. Prof. 
Cutting, who has had instruction in 
the best schools, and who is an ex- 
perienced instructor, has taken four 
classes in oratory. The plan for 
work is eminently practical. Besides 
regular exercises in reading, speak- 
ing and free criticism, a study of the 
leading English and American ora- 
tors is designed. The latter will be in 
the form of argumentative essays. 
The Junior class will discuss first the 
English, and then the American 

7 HE L. F. U. S TEN TOR. 

orators. Each orator will be the 
subject of two essays, one to define 
his virtues, the other his failings. 
The appointments for this class are 
here given: 


Edmund Burke — Miss Learned, 
Mr. Lee — Jan. 30. 

Lord Chatham — Mr. Halsey, 
Miss Horton — Feb. 6. 

William Pitt— Mr. Welch, Mr. 
Wilson — Feb. 13. 

Charles J. Fox — Mr. Becker, 
Miss Davies — Feb. 20. 

Lord Beaconsfield — Mr. Sti-oh, 
Miss Vance — Feb. 27. 

John Bright — Miss Griffin, Mr. 
Dickinson — March 5. 

William Ewart Gladstone — 
Mr. Linnell, Miss Phelps — March 


Patrick Henry — Mr. Dickin- 
son, Miss Griffin — March 19. 

Daniel Webster — Miss Horton, 
Mr. Halsey — April 9. 

Henry Clay — Miss Phelps, Mr. 
Linnell — April 16. 

Edward Everett— Miss Davies, 
Mr. Becker — April 23. 

Charles Sumner — Mr. Stroh, 
Miss Vance — April 30. 

Wendell Phillips — Mr. Lee, 
Miss Learned — May 7. 

Henry Ward Beecher — Mr. 
Wilson, Mr. Welch — May 14. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES. 

Our Young Men's Christian As- 
sociation is in a pretty good condi- 
tion, as is shown by our sending five 
delegates to the College Conference 
at Champaign, Jan. 20-22. We owe 
thanks to our friends who contribut- 
ed so liberally to make this possible. 
The meeting was particularly inter- 
esting as it was the last that will be 
held separately from the regular 
State Convention in October, and 
because it is the last which our Inter- 
national College Secretary, Mr. L. D. 
Wishard, will attend for some time. 
He leaves us in June next to travel 
among the colleges in foreign coun- 
tries for four or five vears. 

There were also present Mr. Wil- 
liams, the International Secretary of 
railroad work, and F. H. Jacobs, of 
Joliet. The former gave us hints on 
bible study, and glimpses into God's 
truths that we shall never forget. 
Mr. Jacobs' singing was soul-inspir- 
ing; he gave us some new tunes and 
a new understanding of old ones to 
carry away with us. The State 
Secretary, Mr. I. E. Brown, had 
charge of the Conference and made 
every one feel at home by his won- 
derful faculty of knowing every man 
and all about him and his college. 
The Knox College Quartette also 
took a prominent part in the exer- 

There were delegates present from 
fourteen of the twenty-two college 
associations. In all we numbered 
about ninety. Illinois Wesleyan 
University sent a delegation of 


twelve ; Knox of six ; we ranked third 
in numbers. 

We came away greatly impressed 
with the ability of our associations to 
reach and evangelize not only the 
young men of our own country, but 
of the rest of the world. As the as- 
sociation is undenominational its very 
elasticity makes it possible to work 
for men and in countries where the 
methods of the church are useless. 
The value of personal work was im- 
pressed upon us. But to work suc- 
cessfully, familiarity with God 
through His Word and through 
prayer is necessary. We must not 
only be more consecrated, but 
more full of His Spirit and more de- 
sirous that those about us may be as 
happy as we. With this preparation 
we can work miracles. 

During the Day of Prayer for 
Colleges, Jan. 26, several small pray- 
er meetings were held in the stu- 
dents' rooms at various times. They 
were quite informal, and those pres- 
ent felt that those were precious 

The next Y. M. C. A. State Con- 
vention will be held in Rock Island 
in October of this year. 

Dr. Hensan, of the first Baptist 
Church, Chicago, addressed the stu- 
dents concerning their souls' welfare 
on the day of prayer. The boys 
were very much pleased, and will 
not only attempt to profit by his ora- 
tory but to live out the truths he 
made so plain. 


Hard colds ! 

Hard blows! 

The gas tanks and sewerage are 
undergoing repairs. 

Everyone is busy now. The term 
has opened for work, and the young 
ladies seem to be taking hold with a 

We hav r e Miss Bessie Pinney with 
us again this term. 

The class of 'SS is beginning to 
look up their essays for the great 
and only event of the year. Mys- 
terious looks and consultations are 
the order of the day. 

Miss Ray's mother and sister spent 
Sunday with her recently. They 
were on their way to Colorado. 

Those who did not go to church 
Sunday, the 14th, were edified by 
one of Tal mage's sermons, read by 
the Principal. 

We regret to record the departure 
of Mrs. Mills to other fields of labor. 
During her short stay she made 
many friends by her refinement and 
good-will to all. Miss Laura Halter, 
a graduate of Wellesley, takes 
her place as instructor in Latin. 

Miss Lillie Ward has taken rooms 
with us again. She will be a 
" sem " instead of a college girl for 
a time. 


Four new students this term. 

Heretofore the weekly prayer 
meetings of Monday evenings have 
been carried on by the young ladies 
without an organization. Now, a 
Y. W. C. A. has been formed, which 
will do this work, and any other re- 
ligious work which it sees fit to do in 
the seminary. We are glad to see 
this movement and hope the Y. W. 
C. A. will find much work which 
should be done for the sake of Christ. 

The Jean Ingelow society held 
their first meeting of the term on 
Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, and 
elected the following officers for the 
ensuing year: 

President, Bessie Sutton. 
Vice-President, Alice Conger. 
Secretary, Marie Holloway. 
Treasurer, Gertrude Greenlee. 
Sergeant-at-Arms, Annie Flack. 

The leap-year sleigh-ride of the 
Class of '88 was a complete success. 
On the evening of January 25 each 
young lady called for her gentleman 
and a merry load departed for High- 
land Park, where they were served 
with the best the place could afford. 
Not to dwell too much on particu- 
lars, they all arrived home safely at 
about 11 o'clock. 


A Vassar girl she made a pie — 
A pie which man nor dog ate; 

Her brother took it by and by 

And used it for a home plate. — Ex. 

Twinkle, twinkle, little Frye, 
Like a diamond in the sky ; 
When we see you from afar, 
How we wonder what you are. 

The above beautiful, romantic,and 
poetic reproduction was handed us 
by a youth with a poetic turn of 
mind, and as it was not intended for 
publication, we consequently with- 
hold it. 

We see by the lately issued cata- 
logue of the University that frequent 
calls on young ladies should be dis- 
couraged. Dr. vS. — evidently knows 
that it is leap year. We hope most 
earnestly that the young ladies will 
take advantage of their prerogative 
and pro — er — that is- — improve every 


Act I. Scene I. 

President: — Has any one seen any 
improvements? Have you, Tom? 

Tom : — I don't want to say any- 

Lieutenant: — Here, too! 

Pres. — I want your opinion. 

Tom — I don't like cerealine. 

Lieut. — Neither do I ! 

Pres. — What would vou prefer? 

Tom — Cake. 

Pres. — Would you like plain or 
layer cake? 

Tom — Yes, sir, I think I would. 
Act II. Scene I. 

Tom — What they laughing at? 

Lieut. — The butter of course. 

All — Luscious above all luscious- 
ness. — Exit. 



The meanest trick of the season is 
that of putting melted gum on door- 
knobs, and the one who does it is of 
about the same calibre as the trick 
itself. Think what a trick costs of 
that nature. 

A few things to remember, that — 

We have not our privileges. 

"A soft answer turneth away 

We can't go to the Sem.when we 
want to. 

" The ripest fruit grows on the 
roughest wall." 

We must never do anything when 
we are angry. 

We must not whistle within four 
blocks of the 'Cad. 

We must pay our subscription to 
the Stentor at once. 

The civil war was one of the 
greatest earthly contests humanity 
ever witnessed. 

Everything about the 'Cad. is 
"strictly confidential." 

We must be content to obey the 
'One Rule of Lake Forest Academy.' 

Hurrah for "Academia!" 
Oh long may she wave, 
And feed the hungry 'Cad, 
Who is ever true and brave. 

In the above beautiful lines we 
have a harmony which is unsurpassed 
for beauty and simplicity, and it buds 
and blossoms from beginning to end 
with the real and not supernatural 
flowers of poetry. The 'Cad should 

feel proud of the praise given him, 
as ever brave and true. You'r 
right, they are brave and especially 
true, but they have one fault — they 
want the earth and a slice of the 
nearest planet and an income of 
$ 1 ,000,000. 

The latent force and power of in- 
tellect, which has been dormant these 
many years in the genial academy 
student, has at last been awakened 
and two new literary societies have 
been formed. These societies were 
organized January 18th, by the 
academy students, with the aid of the 
faculty. It is proposed to make 
them a training school for young de- 
baters and to aid fbe mind in a liter- 
ary direction. The names chosen 
for the societies were, " Gamma 
Sigma " and " Tri Kappa." We 
have no doubt but that they will 
come up to the Zeta Eps, or the 
Athenasan. As only the Gamma 
Sigmas have elected officers, the 
election report will not be given in 
this issue. We earnestly hope that 
these newly-formed institutions will 
be a great success and that much 
benefit may be obtained by and 
through them. 

The academy does not intend to be 
behind in the ranks — not much! H. 
H. Fish has started up a printing 
office in one of the rooms, and we 
expect to see a thriving business 
done. We wish success to the new 

Another blow has fallen! and 
'twas "the last feather that broke 

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he camel's back." What's up now 
is, that the boys have been forbidden 
to seek the dark recesses of a closet 
or to crawl under a bed, when they 
are in danger of being caught by 
the hall master in another's room, 
during study hours. Probably that 
rule was made in order to do away 
with the necessity of the master's 
searching closets and creeping under 
beds to find the naughty 'Cads. 


Prof. — " If you fail to produce 
sweating by all the ordinary diaphore- 
tics what would you do?" 

For branch man : — "Ask him to 
describe the different parts of the 
brain and give their functions." 

forcible illustration of the. fatal ef- 
fects of tobacco on the system! — 
Norristown Herald. 

Pass up the front row ! 

It is said that a doctor sent in a 
death certificate after an operation 
and signed his name in the place for 
" cause of death.,' Who would be- 
lieve that such honest men live? 

Chicago people need have no fear, 
even if cholera should break out. 
The New School have a plan on 
foot (in case such a catastrophe does 
occur) to drop two pills in Lake 
Michigan from the crib and let them 
go through the water supply. The 
cholera will prance right back to 
Rome, feeling pretty much dis- 


Doctor (to professional nurse): — 
" Well, how is he this morning? " 

Nurse: — " Weaker, Doctor; been 
very sick all night, and looks now 
like he was comatose." 

Doctor: — "How's his tempera- 
ture ? " 

Nurse: — "One hundred and three." 

Doctor: — " How's his circulation?" 

Editor (with fearful yell): — "Big- 
gest in the world! want an affi- 
davit? "—BurdeH. 

It is reported that his Satanic 
Majesty, while on a recent visit to 
this planet for a cargo of sulpher, 
was shown a sample of Iodoform. 
He immediately countermanded the 
sulpher order and substituted iodo- 
form, saying: " Not in all mv realms 
below does any perfume so please 
my taste." Iodoform then beats 
Sheol. — Canadian Medical and Sur- 
gical Republican. 

The latest thing in color for even- 
ing wear is " slapped baby " — we be- 
lieve a sort of " yeller." 

An Arkansas man made a bullet 
out of a piece of plug tobacco and 
shot it through a wild cat. The ani- 
mal died. Here we have another 

"A curious fact that animals al- 
ways seek their own kind," said 
Prof. L when the goats ap- 
peared in the. amphitheatre. 



Prof. H is authority for the 

fact that babies " curl up their toes 
when kissed." This startling an- 
nouncement, when generally known, 
will probably tend to decrease the 
mortality among infants. 

It is a curious fact and worthy of 
notice that the men who will "knife" 
the first man who attempts to pass 
them up, are the ones who sit higher 
up on the perch. 

" Doctor," (here she smiled a very 
pretty even sort of smile) " Doctor, 
what is the best thing for a bump?" 
"A bump, my dear girl? (he was an 
old physician and looked very wise) 
" Well, the best things at the present 
time I believe are: a piece of very 
smooth ice, a pair of smooth skates, 
and a smooth girl of seventeen at- 
tached to them, without the usual 
'a posteriora paraphernalia' and who 
'neva had skates on before in her 
life.' If this doesn't prove 'good for 
a bump,' then I can't imagine what 

Now no one would believe that 
Chicago air would have so exhilirat- 
ing an effect on a good old preceptor 
from Arkansas, that he should drop 
a nickle in the letter box and ask the 
driver to let him off at Lincoln Park, 
or that he should gaze at the lights 
on Washington Boulevard and yell 
"torch-light prosesh ! — 'rah for Grov- 
er!" But in the language of Sitting 
Bull, "Sic semper sciatica!" "In hoc 
plumbago!" . . 


i. Mothers should always give the 
little children beans to play with, 
telling them not to put them in their 
ears or noses, as this is the surest 
way to insure an operation for their 

II. Babies must be taught by ex- 
perience that a five dollar gold piece 
will not pass everywhere. 

III. The new Presbyterian hos- 
pital will reach from Wood street to 
the base ball park. 

IV. Microbes have a peculiar hab- 
it of showing their teeth, bobbing 
their tails, and remarking "what are 
we here for?" 

V. Place some candle in a lighted 
house with a powdered monkey and 
there will be (we believe we have 
forgotten this proverb, confound it.) 

Doctor (returning from a day's 
hunting), "Well, wife, I've been out 
tramping all day and haven't killed a 

Wife (petulantly) "Of course not; 
that's what you get for not going 
out to see your patients." 

Patient. — "Doctor, it almost kills 
me every time I grasp anything with 
my arm." 

Doctor: "Well, you idiot, don't 
grasp anything with your arm then." 

Patient (wearily) " But doctor, I've 
got to. I'm engaged." 




Edgar M. Wilson, formerly of 
'88, will return from California in 
April and enter the class of '89. 

Miss Isabel Ingersoll, of the class 
of '84, Ferry Hall, is teaching in 
Asheville, North Carolina. The 
school is in charge of the Home 
Mission Board, and the work is 
among the uneducated white people. 

Miss Alice L. Foulke is teaching 
in Florida. 

Professor Zenos has resigned the 
chair of Greek in the College and 
accepted the chair of New Testa- 
ment Exegesis in the theological 
seminary at Hartford, Connecticut. 
During the holiday vacation he vis- 
ited Hartford and expressed himself 
as much pleased with the place and 

John H. Hewitt, A. M., professor 
of Greek at Lake Forest, 1877-81, 
now holds the Garfield chair of 
ancient languages in Williams Col- 

Edward P. Morris, A. M., profes- 
sor of mathematics in the College, 
1878-9, has the chair of Latin at 
Williams College. His edition of 
the Mostellaria of Plautus is widely 

Albert R. Sabin, A. M., formerly 
principal of the Academy, and after- 
wards professor of Latin in the Col- 
lege, is now assistant superintendent 
of public schools, Chicago. 

Walter L. Rankin, A. M., succes- 
sor to Professor Sabin as principal of 
the Academy, is now at the head of 
Carroll College, Waukesha, Wis- 

James H. Hyslop, Ph. D., formerly 
instructor in both the Academy and 
the College, is still pursuing his 
studies at Johns Hopkins University. 

Professors Griffin and Cutting at- 
tended the recent meeting of tne 
State Teachers' Association at 
Springfield. A permanent organi- 
zation devoted to the interests of the 
colleges in the state was effected. 
Professor Cutting was elected secre- 
tary and a member of the executive 
committee. He was elected presi- 
dent of the New York State Teach- 
ers' Association for th& present year, 
but as he could not attend he sent 
his resignation. He is still conduct- 
ing the Interchange Department of 
the Academy, which is published at 
Syracuse, New York. 

Mrs. J. B. Durand and daughter, 
Miss Lois, have started on an ex- 
tended European tour. 

Wallace T. Chapin is taking a two 
years' course in philosophy at 
Princeton, and intends to spend two 
years in Germany after completing \ 
his course at Princeton. He has be- 
come a ■ foot ball player, and was 
substitute in the Harvard-Princeton 
game. He is also a member of the 
Princeton Glee Club. 

7 HE L. F. U. STENT OR. 



Two-thirds of the students at 
Dartmouth work their way through 

Psychology, a senior defines as "the 
soul suffering in an active state." — 

There are more colleges in Illinois 
than in all Europe, but one European 
college has more students than all 
Illinois. — Ex. 

Dr. Sargent, of Harvard, has of- 
fered $1,600 in prizes to the person 
of either sex who will approach the 
nearest to perfect physical symmetry 
after two years' training. 

Prof. Huxley says: "The most 
valuable thing in education is the 
ability to make yourself do the thing 
you have to do when it ought to be 
done, whether you like it or not," 

Knox College Y. M. C. A. con- 
ducts five bible classes. 

W. B. Hale, a descendant of Na- 
than Hale, has organized a prohibi- 
tion club at Wabash College. 

The largest gymnasium in the 
world is said to be that of the Y. M. 
C. A. at Liverpool. Harvard's ranks 
next. — Ex. 

Illinois College students do not 
have to pass examinations unless their 
grade runs below 85. This gives 
entire satisfaction to both professors 
and students. 

In all, twenty-two graduates of the 
University of Michigan have been 
in Congress. Of these nine sit in 
the fiftieth congress. 

The American Protective Tariff 
League has renewed its offer to the 
senior classes of the colleges and uni- 
versities of the United States. It 
consists of three prizes, ranking first, 
second and third, of $250, $100 and 
$50. Subject: "Home Production 
Indispensible to a supply at Low 
Prices of the Manufactured Comodi- 
ties Required for the People of the 
United States, and Adequate Home 
Production of These Comodi- 
ties Impossible Without a Protective 
Tariff." A silver medal will be 
awarded for essays declared worthy 
of high merit. These essays are not 
to exceed 10,000 words, and are to 
be sent to the office of the League., 
No. 23 West Twenty-third street, 
on or before April 1, 1888. — Oberlin 

What we want to do in the " west " 
is to brace up our own institutions. 
It is ridiculous for Chicago, with the 
twin cities, and Omaha and Kansas 
City west of us to be depending 
upon little New Jersey for our edu- 
cation and theology. We really 
ought to be ashamed to do so. There 
is better brains in Lake Forest to- 
day than there is anywhere within a 
hundred miles of Atlantic salt water. 
There have abler men arisen in the 
west, educated in the small colleges 
and school-houses in the west, than 
ever stood on the sea-coves since the 



west was a west. Why it is not 
long since Ohio had a monopoly of 
men in high position — men born 
when Ohio was backwoods. There 
is just as good a faculty, so far as it 
goes in numbers, in Macalester Col- 
lege, 400 miles northwest of us, as 
in any college east of us. We have 
the brains, boys, and the money. Let 
us put them together in our own col- 
leges and universities. — Interior. 

Hanover has won the champion- 
ship of Indiana in foot-ball. 

It costs $1.50 per year to belong 
to the Harvard co-operative society. 
The organization has been in exist- 
ance five years, has a store of its 
own, and last year did a business 
amounting to $37,000. — Ex. 

From the College Echo, MacAlis- 
ter College, in Minn., we infer that 
they must have a lively college with 
boys who have their eyes open to 
advancement. Charles Dudley War- 
ner has lately paid them a visit. 

The Oberlin Review, coming tous 
the first time, has a good article on 
literary societies occupying the place 
of college fraternities. It says among 
other things: "The popularity of 
our societies has been maintained by 
the perpetuation of the earnest spirit 
of work and the desire for self-im- 
provement. The result has been a 
higher standard of literary work, the 
best of drill in practical extempore 
speaking and a working knowledge 
of parliamentary law. The debate is 

the distinctive society exercise and to 
the societies we must look for our 
debaters to be trained. This with 
pai - liamentary practice is only possi- 
ble with an organization like ours. 
Another incentive to good work is 
furnished by knowing that our ses- 
sions are thrown open and liable to be 
visited." We can second this spiri 
most heartily at L. F. U. as our socie- 
ties are all open and generally lite- 

Walter Raleigh Hicks is in his 
last year in Bellvue Medical Col- 
lege, New York. 

Professor in Physics (explaining 
suction pump), " Mr. B. can you tell 
us how high we can raise water with 
this pump?" Mr. B. — " Not any 
higher than your spout." — Ex. 

In the Fiftieth Congress Yale has 
9 graduates, Harvard 14, Michigan 
9, Brown 2, Amherst 2, Bowdoin 2, 
Dartmouth 1. 

Borders, the captain of the Mon- 
mouth ball team, carries off the ora- 
torical prize at that college. 

An Inter-collegiate athletic contest 
will soon be held in the Academy of 
Music, Philadelphia. Yale, Har- 
vard, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Le- 
high, Dickenson, and several other 
colleges will be represented. — Ex. 

It is said that a Negro boot-black, 
who is being taken through Beloit 
College by a gentleman of Chicago, 
is creating great astonishment there 
by his phenominal oratorical powers'. 
— The Wabash. 



FEBRUARY, 1888. 

No. 6. 


The end desired should always 
govern the means used. Particu- 
larly is this the case in the teaching 
of Modern Languages. The stage 
of development of the student must 
also be taken into consideration. 
Even if the end desired be the same, 
the method of instruction to be used 
with an academic or high school 
scholar must be widely different 
from that used with a college man. 
I shall discuss the methods' to be 
employed with the latter. 

In all education there should be 
two aims: the one, knowledge, and 
the other, skill and power to use 
that knowledge. Not that the 
studies of a curriculum can be di- 
vided into two classes; but that in 
each study there are two ends in 
view. In one subject the knowl- 
edge aim is superior; in another, 
the skill and power aim takes the 

A college man studies the Mod- 
ern Languages for what purpose? 
That depends upon his course. If 
he be a classical student his main 
purpose is not to acquire skill and 

power to use knowledge. The dis- 
ciplinary training which he wishes 
to get from language study is de- 
rived from his Latin and Greek. 
The aim is knowledge. The end 
desired is ability to converse in 
these languages, ability to read in 
them, or both. Whichever it be, the 
method pursued should be the same. 
Not the method which some Mod- 
ern Language teachers say is used 
in the teaching of Ancient Lan- 
guages, meaning that method which 
was used at one time but is not used 
by any progressive teacher today. 
That long drill upon forms and rules 
is no longer in vogue in classical 
training; nor should it be in Mod- 
ern Language teaching. The so- 
called Natural method is not the 
one. A man who has had a good 
preparatory training does not want 
bits thrown to him to be swallowed 
without a reason being given for 
them. His mind is developed so 
that he can comprehend wholes. 
When a subject is given to him on 
a scientific basis he can grasp it. 
He gains a complete view. So- 

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called simpleness and the lack of 
principles disgusts him. 

The method to be pursued may 
possibly be called a combination of 
these two, though vastly different 
from either. To the average stu- 
dent who is ready for the Freshman 
class in other branches, I can give 
in twenty lessons all of Latin Gram- 
mar, which he needs to enable 
him to read Caesar with flu- 
ency. Now take the Freshman 
who has spent his three or four 
years on Latin, his two or three 
years on Greek. He understands 
language. He must of necessity 
learn Etymology. Why may he not 
with his present ability in grasping 
a language, master that in equal or 
less time than my man, who has 
never studied a foreign language, 
masters Latin? Then read. Let 
syntax alone as far as is possible. 
The student will almost uncon- 
sciously grasp the syntactic pecul- 

With this method I should com- 
bine conversation. The first thing 
on the first day, I should give to 
the classes such sentences as they 
could not help understanding. 
This particularly is possible with 
German. I should spend from five 
to ten minutes of each recitation in 
conversation, using mainly the 
words which are in the lesson. 
This will train the ear. I do not 
expect this course to make fluent 

conversationalists in six months or 
a year. One who hopes to acquire 
that ability ought to go to some 
other place than a college. 

So far the discussion has been 
with reference to the classical stu- 
dent. Men apply for admittance to 
college who have not had the Greek, 
have had the Latin and expect to 
take a course with Latin in it. I 
should treat them as nearly as pos- 
sible, in the same way as the clas- 
sical men. My remarks will not 
hold true of them to as great a 
degree as it will of the classical stu- 

A third class consists of students 
who have had Latin as an entrance 
condition but who take a course 
which has neither of the Ancient 
Languages in it. Such may be that 
called ' ' Modern Classical ' ' or 
Scientific. In either of these 

courses as much disciplinary train- 
ing as is possible to be acquired 
from Modern Languages should be 
attempted. Far be it from me, 
however, to say as much can be 

I do not wish to be understood as 
saying certain methods are not val- 
uable in certain places and under 
certain conditions. I neither affirm 
nor deny their value. I do say, 
the place and conditions are not to 
be found in a college course. . 

S. F. Vance, '85. 





The history of the world is -the 
record of the thoughts, actions, and 
influence of great men. The mis- 
sions of these men have been dif- 
ferent. Some have been sent to 
revolutionize the political world, 
some to purify the social world, some 
to influence the literary world, and 
one, only one, to elevate, ennoble, 
and redeem the universal world — 
the world of mankind. 

In the literary world the great 
and noble characters are man}-. An 
almost unbroken chain links the re- 
motest past with the nearest pres- 
ent. We can perhaps with safety- 
say the first is Moses, but who can 
name the last ? 

To claim for anyone that he shines 
even as an humble star in that gal- 
axy where Moses, David and Isaiah, 
^Eschylus, Sophocles and Euripi- 
des, Plato and Lucretius, Chaucer 
and Milton, Wordsworth and Ten- 
nyson shine as brilliant suns, is to 
claim a great deal. Yet we claim 
that Burns has a place in that daz- 
zling group, and that amidst the 
surrounding effulgence his rays are 
clear and bright. 

Let us first notice Burns as a man. 
The story of his life is short and 
sad. He was born on January 25th, 
1759, in the town of Ayr in the low- 
lands of Scotland. His father was 
a farmer, the house of his birth a 
clay-built cottage. His early 3'outh 
was passed in trial, poverty, and the 

severest self-denial. His home was 
a home of religion, not of formal 
piety, but of a religion that regards 
God as Father and man as brother. 

For his education he was indebt- 
ed to his father, to a private instruct- 
or, and above all to the open book 
of nature. 

Until his twenty -second year Rob- 
ert Burns was a pure, virtuous soul. 
Then a change came over his life. 
The free livers and free thinkers 
whom he met now for the first time 
could not but have a bad influence 
upon one whose passions were strong 
but whose will was weak. 

Some youthful poems he pub- 
lished about this time having at- 
tracted the notice of some promi- 
nent men, he was induced to go to 
Hdinburg, there to try his fortune 
and get his first taste of high life. 
His fortune was good, — his taste 
of high life was at once sweet and 
bitter. The learned and the wealthy 
looked upon him as a prodigy, were 
amused by his genius and wit, but 
despised him as unlearned and boor- 
ish. Such society as this could 
not suit Burns. After two years 
he left Edinburg never to return 
except for a day's visit. Then 
Burns went to farming. But fann- 
ing and poetry are not good busi- 
ness companions. His finances ran 
low. He was compelled to accept a 
government office. He became an 
excise-man and continued in that 

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position until his end. He died 
Jul}- 21, 1796 — thirty seven years 

The character of Burns could be- 
long only to a man of poetic nature 
and sensibility. An intense love for 
nature, not in the abstract, but in 
the concrete, an ardent longing for 
jolly society, a keen sense of wit 
and humor, a reverence, almost a 
worship, for man as an indepen- 
dent creature and as one universal 
brotherhood, and a weak will — all 
this was Burns. 

Weak he was indeed. His will 
was not master of his body. Boon 
companions, the bottle, and his pas- 
sions conquered this man of noble 
nature and lofty genius. But he 
was also strong. He feared not 
the wrath or prejudice of man. 
He declined the hospitality of the 
noble because it would deprive 
him of the society and companion- 
ship of the humble. He always de- 
fended the downtrodden and 
oppressed against the proud and 
overbearing. He saw and honored, 
even almost adored, the divine 
element in man. 

The revelation that he was a 
poet came to Burns in early youth. 
It was while his young soul was all 
aflame with ardent love for a beauti- 
ful country lass that inspiration 
came; his feelings burst forth in 
verse; he found that he was a 
poet. He commenced not with de- 
liberate attempts but because forced 
to do so. The poetry was in him 
and forced itself out. 

Burns is the natural poet. He 
learned not his poetry from schools. 
He sat at the feet of no great mas- 
ter to catch his impressions. He 
studied not the science of poetry. 
His verse is spontaneous, free, art- 
less and yet full of art. While he 
composed he was inspired. A 
frenzy would seize him. His whole 
frame would vibrate to and fro, 
almost break, under the inspi- 
ration of genius. It is this very 
artlessness and lack of studied 
effect that makes his poetry full of 
wit and power. If Pope could 
say "I lisped in numbers, for the 
numbers came," much more Burns 
might have said "I lived, I thought, 
I felt, I acted in numbers, for 
I had no other way." The truth 
is Burns could not help being a 
poet. He had no need to invoke 
the Muse of poetry, for Polyhymnia 
was the guiding genius of his life 
and was ever present w T ith him. 

But he is not only the natural 
poet, he is the poet of nature and of 

Burns had a poet's reverence for 
and sympathy with nature. It was 
not a reverence such as Wordsworth 
had which amounted to almost wor- 
ship. It is the same feeling which 
town-bred people have to whom 
open nature is a new revelation, 
another world, a source of surprised 
delight. It was the sympathy of 
one who was ardently in love 
with the sensuous, the external- 
ly beautiful; of one who looked 
upon Nature as the hand-maid 



of the Creator, having her own 
feelings of joy and sorrow, yet with- 
al created for the service and enjoy- 
ment of man. 

His poems to nature alone are 
few, yet such as they are. they 
come from a heart that was deeply 
impressed with the beauties of the 
external world, and was keenly 
sensitive to the divine element in 
even the humblest blade of grass, 
or the weakest insect. It is, how- 
ever, in his poems on numerous 
other subjects that' we detect 
most of all the love Burns had for 
the world of sense and the deep im- 
pressions it made upon him. It is 
in them that we discover how the 
mountain and the valley, the ocean 
and the brooklet, the giant oak and 
the weak and lonely daisy, the 
eagle and the sparrow, the ox and 
the insect, the thunder and the 
calm sunshine, the years and the 
moments, — how all these were alive 
and full of meaning to the sensitive 
poetic nature of Burns. 

But the genius of Scotland's poet 
did not reach its highest flight when 
engaged in putting life and vigor 
into nature. As we have said be- 
fore, Burns is the poet of man. Hu- 
manity was the keyboard on which 
his genius played its most enchant- 
ing strains, and human thought, 
human feeling, human action were 
the themes from which he drew his 
deepest inspiration. Let us not be 
misunderstood. It was man in life, 
man as a sentient, active, and suf- 
fering creature that attracted Burns. 

Man as an abstract, rational soul, as 
a spirit formless and spaceless, was 
not the man of our poet. He did 
not delve to the depths of our nat- 
ure .as Tennyson does, and examine 
the hidden springs of action; he did 
not give us a system of metaphysics, 
psychology, or even of theoretical 
ethics. But he is the spokesman of the 
man of action ; the man struggling 
with the hardships of positive life. 
He is more than this —he is the poet 
of mankind as a brotherhood. To 
Burns the humblest cottager and the 
noblest prince were alike — they 
were.both men, and weak and erring 
men at best. 

And it is when Burns sings of man 
that you can most clearly recognise 
the great poet. Then it is that his 
verse is most spontaneous. Then it 
is that the lines, the very words, al- 
most burn themselves into your 
heart. His poetry strikes a respons- 
ive chord in almost every fibre of 
our sentient nature and often ap- 
peals to our noblest instincts of love 
and piety. This poetry about man is 
poetry we can feel. We can read 
Pope's "Essay on Man" without the 
least emotion. But who can read 
the "Cotter's Saturday Night" or 
"Tarn O'Shanter" or "To Man- in 
Heaven" or "Bruce's Address" or 
"A man's a man for a' that" or 
scores of other pieces without being 
moved to the very heart? 

Not that we would seek to excuse 
the faults in this element of Burn's 
poetry. His animal nature and 
passions were strong. Too often 



they influenced his verse. There is 
a sensual element in his poetry 
that we would gladly see out of 
it. But after all it is but the cloud 
over the face of the sun. It is but 
the refuse metal that hides the true. 
The gold is there — let us take it 
and forget the other. 

Shall we say such a genius had 
no mission? Assuredly he had. 
He came at a time when English 
poetry was at a low ebb. The in- 
fluence of Pope was paramount. 
Everything was artificial. Poets 
and poetry were plenty, but the 
poets were obscure and the poetry 
was soulless. The world was 
waiting for a master-genius who 
would put new life and vigor, 
soul and feeling into English verse. 
It found this master in Burns, and 
his influence lives to-day. 

But this was not all. His times 
were times of revolution. Revolu- 
tion was the watchword of the age. 
Politics, Society, Religion, Nation- 
alities, Literature, — all were in a 

trembling, critical state. Old forms, 
old notions, old customs were even- 
where giving way, and new ones 
were preparing to take their place. 

Into this revolutionary movement 
Burns threw himself with all the ar- 
dor of his fiery nature. He assisted 
by word and act. He wrote in favor 
of the American Revolution and 
worked in favor of the French. 
All imaginable subjects, from the 
Devil to a field mouse, were handled 
by him in verse and in them all he 
found something to favor a change. 

Let us, then, who enjoy some of 
the pleasures which were denied to 
Burns, never forget that he helped 
the cause which gave us these 
pleasures. Let us cherish the 
me non- of this poor Scottish peas- 
ant. Let us overlook, not forgive; 
his faults, while we praise his 
virtues. Let us imitate him in our 
struggles against oppression of 
every kind and especially in our 
love for our brother-man. 

Edwd. E. Nourse, '88. 


It happened away in the summer night; the piper piped three times three. 
He laughed and piped and piped and laughed by the great rocks over the sea. 

A cloud came out of the silent night; a cloud that was filled with glee; 
The glee of the cloud was a maiden fair, who danced on the flowing sea. 

"Oh maiden, oh maiden! " he piped and cried, "Come up to the rocks and me!" 
The maiden laughed and bowed three times; "Nay piper, come clown to the sea! 

"For the rocks are rough and the sea is soft, and the winds are calling to thee!" 
Her arms were white and the piper laughed, and went him down to the sea. 

And all night long he piped and laughed, 
And the maiden danced on the sen. 




I am an inveterate reader of the 
newspapers. Perhaps this may seem 
strange for one of my sex, but the 
manner in which I read them will 
appear even more odd. This is the 
order: first the murders, then the 
advertisements, and, last of all, the 
news. I do not mean to say that I 
read all the advertisements, but 
only those headed "personal." 

Often have I built np around 
one of these notices quite a little 
romance; beginning with a flirtation 
and ending with an elopement. 

More frequently I have been 
amused at the foolishness of the 
people who would publish secrets 
in this way. Sometimes there are 
none of these items in the paper, 
and even when there are they do 
not always interest those who read 
them, knowing nothing except 
what they can make out from the 
words inserted. They remind one 
of a conversation heard at one end 
of a telephone : interesting but 
not satisfying. 

However they are not always of 
this kind, and, one morning in 
September, 1880, as I glanced down 
the column devoted to these notices, 
my attention was arrested by one 
which differed from the rest. 
— "Wanted, a young lad}' corre- 
spondent, in or near Chicago. 
Address, J. P. Oswald, Denver, 
Colorado." So ran the notice. 

Probably many of the readers 
of the paper saw it and smiled at 
the sight. What spirit posessed me 
I do not know, but I determined to 
answer it. Instantly my thoughts 
began to occupy themselves, trying 
to find out something about the one 
who had inserted the piece. 
Young? Certainly or he would not 
have advertised thus. A man ? 
Yes, else why the "young lady cor- 
respondent"? But who was he and 
where did he live ? These were 
questions which I could not answer. 
"But never mind," I thought, "if 
he answers my letter I will find out 
all about him." 

Taking a pin from my cuff, I pro- 
ceeded to cut out the notice as well 
as I was able. But what was my 
surprise, as I turned it over, to read 
on the other side, "H. O. Oswald, 
Detroit, Mich., at the Pacific." 

An odd chance, was it not, that 
the personals should happen to be 
in the same place as the hotel 
arrivals but on the reverse side of 
the sheet: but it was stranger still 
that this name should have happen- 
ed to be on both sides of the same 
slip of paper. "It must be the 
same person" I thought, "the name 
is so odd." As he passed through 
Chicago on his way out west, he had 
put this piece in the paper, doubtless 
thinking that he was going too far 
awav to be found out, and that he 



would have a little amusement 
while he was gone. Was not this 
the most probable explanation ? 

But a secret is not of much value 
if you have to keep it strictly to 
yourself, so, on my return home, I 
confided in a friend whom I could 
trust and together we sat down to 
answer the advertisement. A crazy 
thing to do? But who is not car- 
ried away at times by the desire to 
do what is unusual: the risk of dis- 
covery added to the pleasure, even 
as stolen fruit is supposed to be the 

At the start we did not intend to 
do anything more than merely to 
write and get his reply: then we ex- 
pected to stop. 

The thought of a continued corres- 
pondence did not occur to us, or if 
it did we rejected the thought 
through fear of the consequences. 

It is impossible for me to give 
you our letters, for we did not keep 
a copy of those we wrote and his 
replies were accidentally burned 
about two years ago. If I still 
posessed them I am not sure that I 
should allow them to be seen for 
there was much in them that would 
not be of general interest. The 
drift of the letters, I can give 
as the> T are stamped on my memory : 
the words you can supply, if you 
have ever seen any schoolgirl's let- 
ters: his differed not at all from 
what you would expect from one 
who would insert such a notice in a 
daily paper. 

The first letter was very general. 
I told him that I was then at a pri- 
vate school in Chicago where they 
were very strict. Not being accus- 
tomed to such control, it was very 
natural that I should be inclined to 
do something ' ' real wicked ' ' to 
make up for being ' ' real good ' ' in 
school. Of course it was impossi- 
ble that he should write to me here, 
as the letters had all to undergo the 
inspection of the lady principal, and 
her eyes were far too sharp to allow 
any letter from him to pass unopen- 
ed. To avoid this difficulty, he was 
to direct his replies to Amy Z. Par- 
ry, Chicago, and I would call for 
them at the post-office when I was 
down town shopping. I did not 
wish to present myself too many 
times for the letter, so I told him I 
would expect an answer in three 
weeks, by the first of October. 

We did not have very much 
trouble with the letter only when 
we came to give him directions so 
that we might get his answer easily. 
We did not dare give our real ad- 
dress, for fear that he, or some one 
else, might find out whom we really 
were, and this was by all means to 
be avoided. We felt no little satis- 
faction as we sealed and stamped 
our production, but we were sorry 
that we must w r ait three weeks for 
his reply; we set that length of time 
that there might be no mistake and 
that we might be sure of getting his 
letter when we first went for it. 

The weeks that followed seemed 



long enough to us, as we waited for 
the time to pass until we might ex- 
pect to hear from the west. 

Would it come on time? Would 
he answer us at all ? What would 
his letter be like ? We had plenty 
of material to talk about while we 
waited. Have you ever heard two 
schoolgirls chatter? If so, you 
may possibly imagine how our 
tongues ran on as we discussed this 
— to us — all-important topic, and 
day by day our anxiety to hear in- 

October first fell on Saturday that 
year, and it was about the most 
disagreeable day I ever saw. It had 
been raining for nearly a week, and 
the clouds showed no signs of break- 
ing. A raw north-easter was blow- 
ing off the lake, making it even 
more unpleasant; but what did that 
matter to us ? Nothing short of a 
cyclone or an earthquake could 
have kept us at home that day. 

Wrapping up well, we started 
down town, steering our way 
through mud and water to the post- 
office. Trembling with excitement, 
for the weeks that had passed made 
us very eager to see his response, 
we presented ourselves before the 
office window, and asked if there 
was a letter for Amy Z. Parry It 
seemed as if the names of all the 
people in the city must begin with a 
P, such a bundle did the clerk have 
to look over. 

Perry s there were, and Parry s, 
but none that we dared claim. 

More dismally fell the rain, the 

streets seemed even more sloppy, as 
two disappointed people turned 
towards home. 

Though without much hope of 
success, we yet decided to go down 
again on Monday. The day dawned 
bright and pleasant, and we again 
felt more hopeful as we turned to- 
wards town. 

Success awaited us. The letter 
had come ! With happy hearts we 
hurried home as fast as we could go. 
Locked in our room, we read how 
Mr. Oswald had " passed over num- 
bers of other letters in order to an- 
swer ours, which he had selected 
from all the replies to his advertise- 
ment." This was encouraging; we 
thought we had made an impression ; 
we were sure of it when we reached 
the part where he urged me to 
"write again and soon." 

After a good deal of discussion 
we decided to keep up the corres- 
pondence, at least for the present, 
and before the week was gone our 
letter was ready. It required more 
care than the first, but, as we now 
knew something about "our young 
man," we were not working entire- 
ly in the dark, and our second let- 
ter was better than the first. 

It is not necessary that I should 
give you an account of each letter. 
We passed through the various 
stages, not omitting to exchange 
pictures. He sent his; we returned 
that of. a friend. He was not very 
handsome, nor was he very homely. 
A long, rather thin face, high fore- 
head, dark hair and eyes; mouth 



small, and chin retreating; so he 
appeared in his picture. There 
was one thing about him, however, 
that would mark him anywhere; 
his ears stuck out almost straight 
from his head : had they been larger, 
they would have served nicely for 
wings. In spite of this one mark, 
his face was rather attractive: it 
was that of an intelligent young 
man. His eyes declared that he 
was fond of mischief though he did 
not have a bad face: so much we 
learned from his photograph; from 
his letters, that he was fairly well 

Our correspondence was kept up 
quite regularly and many a pleasant 
hour did we spend over his letters 
and in constructing our answers. 

This went on for about eight 
months when, in May I think 
it was, we received a letter saying 
that he was ' ' about to come east 
on business and would stop in 
Chicago and see me — that is, Amy 
Parry — on his way." 

Had a bomb exploded at our feet 
we could not have been more aston- 
ished. Such a possibility as this we 
had never considered. What should 
we do ? When we began to write 
we had no intention of continuing, 
but now, as it had gone so far, we 
could not think of allowing him to 
go through the city without seeing 
him. We might appoint some place 
to meet where we could watch him 
without being seen, but that was too 
bad, — he had not deserved it. Some 

days passed before we decided what 
to do. We were rather afraid to 
meet him but at last we resolved to 
make an appointment with him and 
keep it. So much we decided; but 
the final arrangements had yet to 
be made. He did not know exactly 
when he should be in the city, but 
promised to let us know as soon as 
he found out. During the first week 
in June, if I remember rightly, his 
letter came. He would be here on 
Jul)- second, and hoped to see me 
( Amy ) without fail. 

"Amy" and a friend, so we prom- 
ised, should be in the north entrance 
of the post-office upon the morning 
of July third at eleven o'clock. 

We were to wear blue street suits 
and black hats ; to carry small yel- 
low satchels and silk umbrellas with 
silver handles. We were to dress 
exactly alike. 

We were pretty sure to recognize 
him from his picture, since his feat- 
ures were somewhat peculiar, as I 
have said ; but that there might be 
no mistake, he promised to wear a 
gray checked coat — he enclosed a 
sample — and dark trowsers. He 
would wear a straw hat, carry a 
large hand-bag, and be looking at 
his watch as he came up the steps, 
arriving there as nearly as possible 
at eleven o'clock. 

Before the end of June we were 
ready and eagerly looking forward 
to the day. 

The place we had appointed was 
not perfect, but it was the best we 


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could think of at the time, and 
looking back at it now I think we 
chose most wisely. 

The spot had at least two advan- 
tages : it was convenient and it was 

The third of July was as pleas- 
ant as the first of October had been 
disagreeable, and Mr. Oswald — so 
we learned from consulting the ho- 
tel registers in the morning papers 
— had arrived in the city the day 
before. We dressed as I had prom- 
ised we would and some little time 
before the appointed hour we were 
at the place. This time there was 
to be no disappointment — for us. 

Exactly at eleven o'clock a young 
man, dressed as he had promised 
that he would be, came up the steps 

of the post-office, and there walked 
out to meet him Amy Parry and a 
friend — two young men, wearing 
blue suits and black derby|hats, and 
carrying bags and umbrellas, as had 
been promised. 

There must be some ingenious 
young men in Colorado, for the ex- 
pressions we heard were new to us 
and we hope never to have the like 
addressed to us again. 

No more letters have come from 
Colorado for Amy Z. Parrv. She 
sleeps peacefully in her grave, gone 
but not forgotten, and we do not 
think that Mr. Oswald has again 
advertised for another "young lady 
correspondent. ' ' 

vS. A. Benedict, '88. 


" Seven women shall take ahold 
o' one man ! There !" (with a slap 
on the back of the nearest subject 
for conversion) " What d' ye think 
o' that ? Shall ! Shall take ahold 
on him ! That don't mean they 
ska'n't, does it ? No ! God's word 
means what it says, and therefore 
means no otherwise — not in no way, 
shape, nor manner. Not in no way, 
for he saith, ' I am the way and the 
truth and the life ' ; not in no shape, 
for a man beholdeth his nat'ral shape 
in a glass ; nor in no manner, for he 
straightway forgetteth what manner 
o' man he was. Seven women shall 
catch ahold on him. And if they 
shall, then thev will} You who try 

to explain away the Scriptur' would 
make it fig'rative. But don't come 
to me with any o' your spiritooal- 
izers ! Not one good word shall fall. 
Therefore seven shall not fall. And 
if seven shall catch hold on him. — 
and, as I just proved, seven will 
catch ahold on him, — then seven 
ought, and in the Latter-Day Glory, 
seven, yea, as our Lord said untew 
Peter, ' Verily I say untew you, not 
seven, but seventy times seven,' 
these seventy times seven shall 
catch ahold and cleave. Blessed 
day ! For the end shall be as the 
beginning, and seventy-fold more 
abundantly. Come over into my 
garden. " — Atlantic Monthly. 

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News comes to us that several of 
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With this issue the Stentor goes 
forth as an exclusively Take Forest 
production. The entire work of 
publication, including composition, 
press- work, and binding, will hence- 
forth be done here by students of 
the University. Mr. Fish's enter- 
prise and progressive spirit are to 
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this first number will be a sufficient 
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Does the lecture system pay? 
After sufficient experience in it and 
due comparison of its advantages 
and disadvantages with those of 
text-book study, we would answer. 
No, if we view the question • only 
from a local aspect and consider the 
needs of this College. And we 
feel that we voice the sentiments 
not only of the College as at 
present constituted but also of its 
former students. It may be said 
that the cause of our combating the 
lecture system is the merely local 
spirit against it, but allied to that 
is; also the local spirit of industry 
and earnest application to stud}-, and 
this should be allowed to operate by 
the easiest and best method. 



In applying the question thus 
loeall)- there comes first to our no- 
tice the difficulty of the system. It 
cannot be denied that our students 
have to work hard; therefore, as so 
much is required of them, let it be 
made as easy as possible. An hour's 
work in taking down a lecture rap- 
idly delivered consumes the forces 
more than two hours spent in study 
or in the recitation room. After 
the lecture is taken down it is hard- 
er to comprehend when contained 
in many pages of written matter 
than when printed. The College is 
not a Kindergarten, but the same 
principle applies to both — that the 
subject to be studied should be put 
in the most attractive shape ; the 
more interesting the method em- 
ployed, the lighter the work will 

Another element to be regarded is 
that of time. The time used in the 
mechanical work of taking down 
the lectures is lost. It could be 
better spent. Hearing the lecture 
does not aid perceptibly in prepar- 
ing it for the next lesson, for the 
effort to put it on paper prevents 
digestion of it. When rapidly de- 
livered it requires as much study as 
if never heard ; the full share of 
time must be spent in its prepara- 
tion, to say nothing of the trans- 
cription necessary that it may be in 
a permanently useful form. 

When we examine the irsults of 
the lecture system we see it at its 
greatest disadvantage. As we see 

them here its results are not satis- 
factory. That which is learned in 
this way does not stay in the 
student's grasp as well as by the 
other method, either for the next 
recitation or for after years. We 
have observed that the best-learned 
lessons were prepared by text-book 
study ; and this is so, not because 
the student has simply memorized 
the words of the book, but because 
he has gained a fuller and more 
comprehensive view of the subject. 
Again, the lecture system not only 
interferes with right methods of 
thought, but is even demoralizing 
in that it induces wrong and harm- 
ful methods and habits itself. 

What we need is more time for 
recitation, class discussions of the 
subjects, and their explanation by 
the instructor. We appreciate fully 
the efforts of the instructor in pre- 
paring the lectures, but if that time 
were devoted to preparation for the 
systematic outlining or clear, logical 
presentation of the subject before 
the class, the student at least would 
be benefited. The use of the text- 
book need not interfere with the in- 
dividuality of the instructor or the 
impression of his own views on the 
class. On the other hand, the 
student not having the time for col- 
lateral reading could profit by hav- 
ing the opinions of at least two men 
on each point. Thus a liberal spirit 
would be encouraged, and the habit 
of thinking for one's self would be 





To The Stentor: 

Ours is a Christian college. It is 
tor this reason man}- of us are here. 
Only a very few of our number are 
not professing Christians. An un- 
usually large proportion are either 
studying for the ministry or prepar- 
ing themselves for Christian work 
of like character. Lake Forest it- 
self is noted for its religious senti- 
ment. Under such circumstances it 
is only natural that a high religious 
tone and a good deal of religious 
enthusiasm should pervade the col- 

We are thankful for all this. What 
we do not approve is the existence 
of a certain exclusive foreign mis- 
sionary spirit that has manifested 
itself in and through some of the 
students. Its center is the Foreign 
Missionary Association. Although 
we question the wisdom of permit- 
ting such associations in an under- 
graduate department, if they are al- 
lowed we do not question any per- 
son's right to join them and to be- 
come an earnest member. But those 
of us who do not belong to it, have 
chosen our professions in life, and 
do honestly feel that our lines of 
work are just as honorable, are just 
as necessary, are just as approved of 
God, as the foreign missionary work, 
we, as Christians, beg that a little 
more consideration be paid to us as 
thinking and feeling Christians. We 

have ' ' thought on these things. 
The foreign field is vast, the work 
is noble, but when we are told it is 
the only ripe field, the only noble 
work, the only Christian labor that 
calls for a larger share of consecra- 
tion, of self sacrifice, of personal 
risk, of hard toil, — that demands 
complete renunciation of the world 
and all worldly honors, we demur. 

Is there, then, only one honor- 
able, one noble, one God-approved 
work for all true Christian men to 
do ? Christ was a foreign mission- 
ary. Yes, but was He not also a 
good Samaritan, a physician, a 
teacher, a lawyer ? Was he not a 
home missionary ? And was it not 
Christ who said 'a prophet hath no 
honor in his own country' ? This 
looks as though there are a few 
other occupations that Christ follow- 
ed, found necessary to do, consider- 
ed antagonistic to worldly honor 
and praise! We have not the varied 
capabilities of Christ; we can't do 
all that he did; but in following any 
one of the lines of work that he did 
we consider we are obeying his com- 
mand to "do as I do." 

Now is it so certain after all that 
because I am convinced of the im- 
portance, the greatness, and the 
needs of foreign missionary work 
that my life, will be unhappy, will 
be a failure, if I still determine to 
be a home missionary, a teacher, 
a lawyer? If I enter upon any one of 
these lines of work in the right spir- 
it, with the right motive, with a 
firm resolve to do the most I can and 



for God, for man, for myself, I am 
thoroughly convinced I enter upon 
such work with God's approval. 

Man sums up deeds, God questions 
motives. I can only see what you 
do, I cannot know for a certainty 
why you do it; but I generally know 
why I myself do a thing. This 
should be borne in mind by those 
who so plainly and repeatedly tell 
us we are not foreign missionaries 
because we are afraid of its hard- 
ships, are worldly and selfish, and 
are waiting for a 'call'. This is un- 
just. A true Christian never thinks 
of such things. No one should 
coolly measure the good we do by 
sacrifices we make, much less Christ- 
ians. We cannot correctly interpret 
sacrifices that are not our own. Nor 
can we make our sacrifices the stan- 
dard of measurement in nature and 
extent for the sacrifices of others. 
What is a great sacrifice for me is 
none whatever for you. We need 
to be more charitable, more tolerant. 

When we are sure one neighbor is 
a Christian it is not for us to dictate 
just the line of work he must follow 
iti order to please and do the most 
for our Heavenly Father. Our na- 
tures, our abilities, our tempera- 
ments are different. Consequently 
our choice of work is different. While 
choosing for ourselves what we will 
do let us have due respect for the 
choice of others. That choice un- 
doubtedly was made in the right 
spirit, with the right motive. If not, 
it rests not with us to condemn the 
choser. Our one Christian dutv is 

to preach, to teach, to follow Christ 
and the Bible; not foreign mission- 
ary work exclusively, nor any other 
special line of work. Bony. 


Why ought college students to 
be interested in politics? Because 
the)- are men and politics are made 
by men. When the student leaves 
college he enters life, and part of 
that life is political life. He can- 
not escape that part of his existence 
and be a perfect man. 

But this reason for being interest- 
ed in politics will apply to even- 
one. There is another which will 
apply especially to college students. 
Or, perhaps it is only the same rea- 
son in a different form. It is this. 
Politics is a science and college 
students know all(?) about science. 
There is given, in an old book, a 
definition of science which always 
commends itself. It is as follows. 
The building up of a science is the 
gathering up of all the facts in any 
sphere of knowledge, and the for- 
mulation of the laws which set forth 
the relations between those facts. 
Does this seem to be a long and dry 
definition? All definitions are some- 
what dry, but apply this one to pol- 
itics and see if there is not some 
thing of interest in it. 

The sphere of knowledge in which 
the facts of politics lie is the one in 
which the practical every da)' life of 
men is lived. There is a great cry 

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at the present time for the practical, 
and a general impression that a 
higher education makes men imprac- 
tical and visionary. No impression 
is more mistaken. What is the 
practical, but that which is prac- 
ticed and what is the science of 
politics concerned with if not the 
facts of every day life? The reason 
why so many men do not consider 
that the subject of politics has a 
personal interest for them is that 
they do not realize that their own 
actions are a part of those which the 
science of politics attempts to account 
for. As a result there is coming to 
be a class of professional politicians 
in this country. Now the college 
man understands the relations be- 
tween the life of the individual and 
the life of the Nation. He under- 
stands also the vital importance of 
having this relation apprehended as 
fully as possible by all. Here then 
is work for him. Let him under- 
stand the true scope of politics, and 
then let him teach others, less favor- 
ed by circumstances than himself. 
And there is a certain inspiration 
in the work. 

It was said that the second part 
of politics had to do with the 
relations existing between the facts 

These are not case or adverbial 
relations, or relations between root 
and stem, which, however interest- 
ing they may be on account of their 
singularity or complexity are not 

The relations set forth bv the 

laws of political science are living, 
changing things. Next in dignity 
to Theology, which deals with the 
relation between God and man, 
comes Politics which deals with 
the relations between man and man, 
and in this aspect it must appeal to 
every broadly educated man. 


Our Note Book. 


Quite shocking — An electric bat- 

New gasoline tanks have been 
put in at the College, the Seminary, 
and the President's house. 

The sems will wander by the shore, 
The frogs will warble in the moat, 

The robins they will nest once more — 
When Eddie peels his overcoat. 

The meeting of the delegates of 
the Northwestern College Base Ball 
League is set for March 16 at the 
Plankinton House, Milwaukee. 

What broke Dick's hat ? He used 
it for a toboggan on the Ferry Hall 
front steps. What did he do that 
for? It was a generous impulse, 
but positively his last appearance. 

A logical conclusion : Student 
( laboriously ) — "If rain' has fallen, 
the ground is wet ; the -er- ground 
has f-fallen" — Prof. — "Therefore 
the rain is wet!" Class con- 

About ten couples were invited to 
the home of Miss Grace Reid on 



Tuesday evening, February 21st. 
Games, refreshments, and general 
merry - making characterized the 

Instead of having Washington's 
Birthday for a holiday, the students 
voted to have the day before, the 
21st, since the commencement of 
Rush Medical College was on that 
day. Several of the Faculty and 
numerous students went to the city. 

Secretary Bass, of the N. W. C. 
L., wrote to Manager Wells, of L. 
F. U. B. B. C, that the best kept 
records of league games played last 
season were handed in by Lake For- 
est. This speaks well for our first 

T. S. Jackson, of '88, has been 
obliged to give up scholastic duties 
and seek a few months' rest at his 
"old Kentucky home." He in- 
tends to return next year and join 
the Class of '89. J. Sutton, of '91, 
succeeds to Mr. Jackson's business. 

A certain Freshman with an 
Avernistic turn of mind put the fol- 
lowing notice on his door: "Reliu- 
qui spem pone, omnes vos qui hie 
initis." It was translated by a 
young lady, "Leave hope of a pony, 
all you who enter here." 

On the eve of St. Valentine's da}-, 
Misses Nellie and Florence Durand 
entertained about fifteen couples of 
their young friends at a valentine 
part}'. Much amusement was de- 
rived from reading the original sen- 
timents expressed in many of Cupid' s 

tokens. Dancing and refreshments 
were not forgotten, and the guests 
voted it a royal entertainment. 

The Y. W. C. A. of Mitchell 
Hall sent Miss Gracia Sickels as a 
delegate to the state convention at 
Galesburg, February 3-5. She re- 
turned and reported as much enthu- 
siasm as was manifested at Cham- 
paign last month. The con- 
vention was intensely interesting. 
They decided that a state secretary 
was necessary to their work, and 
they raised six hundred dollars on 
the spot to pay her first year's sal- 
ary. They will surpass the boys in 
their efforts. 

The Base Ball Club gave an en- 
tertainment at Ferry Hall on Tues- 
day evening, February 28. Mr.W. 
C. Larned gave some of his charac- 
teristic readings. The Athenaean 
Quartet appeared several times 
and sang so well that they were 
frequently recalled. Miss Rhea 
sang twice to an admiring com- 
pany. E. F. Dodge's fine baritone 
solo was encored. Dr. Seeley made 
some very pleasant remarks at the 
close of the entertainment, and the 
nine has $45 clear, which makes 
them feel grateful to all who assist- 
ed in making the event, a success. 

A mass meeting of the students 
was held in February to consider 
the feasibility cf Lake Forest mak- 
ing application for admission to the 
State Oratorical Association. The 
matter was lift to two commit- 
tees to look up. 

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Miss L — thinks that the soles of 
her shoes are made of wood ! 

The official record of our ball club 
for last season will appear in these 
columns soon. 

Did you ever hear the principal 
parts of the verb " smile " ? They 
are : Laugheo, gigglere, collapsi, 
bus turn. 

We are pleased to record visits 
from R. C. Robe, A. M. Corwin, L. 
M. Bergen, A. C. Wenban, W. E. 
Bates, G. D. Heuver, Theodore Jes- 
sup, and G. M. Trowbridge during 

The entertainment for the benefit 
of G. A. Wilson's Sunday school at 
Lake Bluff on Thursday evening, 
March i, was a success. The enter- 
tainers were royally entertained 
after the performance. 

Messrs. Bergen & Dickinson will 
soon put their new tragedy, "Laer- 
tes, " on the boards. The Batchelor 
Square Theatre Company, forwhich 
the play was expressly written, will 
present it. 

"Prof." A. C. Wenban, of Chi- 
cago, frequently treads our campus, 
as of yore. The other evening he 
went to call at Mitchell Hall. With 
firm foot-prints he traversed the 
mellow light of the storm-house 
and hung affectingly'ori the door- 
bell. He jerked the clammy knob. 
No response. Again. The wind 
whispered through the evergreens 
in the yard. His noble brow bead- 
ed and his "stand-up" fainted, but 

no sound came to his burning ear- 
laps. Possible cases of libel and 
eviction wandered before his Webs- 
terian brain, and he was about to 
rend his raiment, when his hand 
struck the door-bell and the awful 
truth flashed across his tired senses 
that he had been trying to ring the 

The Jean Ingelow Literary Soci- 
ety, of the Seminary, held an open 
meeting on the evening of February 
24. Opening exercises were fol- 
lowed with an instrumental solo by 
Miss Camp. Miss Rood then read 
a well prepared essay upon " The 
Holy Grail." Miss Greenlee, as an 
Irish philosopher, gave a recitation 
which was well received. This was 
followed by Miss Axtell's vocal solo, 
which gained a deserved encore 
from the audience. The debate, 
"Which is the more destructive, 
water or fire ? ' ' was rendered very 
interesting by the debaters, Miss 
Ashley and Miss Conger, who ad- 
vanced many arguments for their 
respective sides. Miss Ashley won 
the decision of the judges. A piano 
duet by Misses Flack and Corwin 
followed Miss Pinhey's recitation 
and closed the first part of the pro- 
gram. After the recess, Tenny- 
son's "Dream of Fair Women" 
was given in a series pi tableaus, 
and elicited the applause of all who 
witnessed. The parts were all well' 
taken and the appointments were 
artistic. The society is to be con- 
gratulated on the success of its 




Ah there, Nature!! Two buckets 
of hot water. 

One of our estimable young spec- 
ials had her ear frozen while out 
walking one Saturday. It was 
thought amputation would be neces- 
sary, but through the skillful treat- 
ment of Dr. Brown we were able to 
save the ear. 

A convention of the Y. W. C. A. 
was held at Gilesburg, Feb. 3d to 
5th. inclusive. Miss Alice Conger 
was sent as a delegate from Ferry 
Hall, and reports a very pleasant 
and profitable meeting. Over 116 
delegates were present. Pledges 
were given by the different societies, 
and Illinois is to have a state secre- 
tary the ensuing year. 

An ardent admirer of Cicero 
reading of Aulus Gabinius would 
gladly have given him the name 

Among the Ferry Hall visitors 
we were glad to welcome back Miss 
Winifred Hecht, who was with us 
last 3 r ear. 

Miss Grace Taylor writes from 
San Diego, California, where she is 
enjoying fruit and summer weather. 
From there she goes to Pasadena, 
where she expects to meet one of 
Ferry Hall's old pupils, Miss Alice 
Polley. The trip to California was 
a pleasant one. Only one stop was 
made, that being at Denison, Tex., 
where Mr. Taylor and family 

were invited to attend a large ban- 

We would advise the young 
ladies while walking in the attic to 
tread softly and look out sharply 
for the cross-beams. 

Miss Nellie Hecht, who has been 
suffering with rheumatism the past 
week, has been obliged to go home 
for a rest. We hope she may be 
with us in the near future. 

One of the latest attractions is a 
handsome English setter, named 
Don. He is a great pet among the 

Cowardly Act ! ! ! ! Non-ap- 
pearance of the youths on St. Valen- 
tine's night. Don is a faithful dog. 

Wanted. - 

-A new chestnut. 

Miss Alice Williams, a former 
student here, was married Thurs- 
day evening, February 8th, at the 
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Getty, of Chicago, to Mr. Hallowell, 
junior partner of the firm of Hallo- 
well & Co., of Waukegan. They 
are to reside in Waukegan. 

Miss Lucia Hayes, of Milwaukee, 
not long ago gave a lunch in honor 
of Miss Julia Van Kirk. 

Fire ! Fire ! ! Fire ! ! ! A few 
minutes before six, on the evening 
of February 7 th, fire was discovered 
in the room of one of our illustri- 
ous Seniors, by a gallant College 
youth. When the fire broke out 
the young ladies were preparing 
for supper, and at the sound of the 

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gong calmly walked down stairs, 
where they were met by the start- 
ling news that the Sem was on fire. 
• Great excitement prevailed, audit 
required all the efforts of the fire- 
men to prevent the young ladies 
from leaping from the windows. 
After calling in the aid of some of 
the young ladies, the fire was 
finally extinguished. Loss — One 
water pitcher, one bowl, one glass, 
one shoe, one hat, and the total 
ruin of the decorations of the room. 
No insurance. The young ladies 
desire to express their thanks to 
this youth for his heroic deeds, and 
we are extremely sorry that one of 
our Seniors was so frightened as to 
throw water on him. We now have 
the latest improvements in the way 
of fire extinguishers, the Smith pat- 

Wanted. — A new smile. M. 

The Brown and Dean studio was 
opened on Friday, February 17th. 
Crowds poured in during the entire 
evening, to see the fine works of art. 
Among the visitors from afar were 
Miss Emery, of New York, Miss 
Hecht, of Clarence, Iowa, and Miss 
Reed, of Chicago. The pictures 
were pronounced the finest ever ex- 
hibited in the studio. Among the 
best were Ophelia, Marguerite be- 
fore the Shrine, Blind Nydia, Leap 
Year, By Jingo, One of Our Alder- 
men, The Dirty Boy, Charlotte in 
Prison . 

The young ladies would make 
fewer mistakes if they would look 

twice before they burst forth with 
some such expression as "Hello, 
it's about time you went home 
again ! ' ' 

The latest style of hat for young 
men — the S. crush hat. 

"Mamma's darling" must not go 
out in February without his over- 
coat and mittens. 


Work in the Academy is being 
strictly attended to and everything 
is in a prospering condition. The 
boys find the hour of Bible Study 
each morning very profitable; much 
good is gleaned from it and all seem 
to take great interest in it. 

Prof. — " Here is a sentence I 
wish all you boys would learn; 'Liars 
should have good memories.' ' 

Small Voice. — " You have an ex- 
cellent memory Prof. , honestly you 
have. " Can that be beaten for 
Euphemism ? 

We mentioned the fa:t in the 
last issue of the Stentor that H. H. 
Fish had started a. printing office in 
the Academy. Since then Mr. Fish 
has purchased a 'complete outfit. 
Among the noticeable things is a 
fine press and its complement the 
paper cutter and many cases of new 
type. Everything in the office is 
neat and convenient. Beginning with 
this month Mr. Fish will issue the 
Stentor regularly. He employs 
from two to four students and has 



all he can do. He is constantly re- 
ceiving orders for job work of which 
he gets out some fine specimens. 

It has always seemed strange to 
ns how much of that ready article, 
blame, falls on the unlucky 'Cad. 
A few evenings ago quite a noise 
was made while the Academy and 
College students were returning 
from an entertainment. The next 
morning in chapel the 'Cads were 
blamed for the noise of the previous 
evening. Strange as it may seem 
the ' Cads had ample assistance from 
another department of the Univer- 
sity, yet they received full credit. 
The 'Cads were also blamed because 
that old land-mark, namely the cis- 
tern pump which has been in opera- 
tion since 1776, failed to "R. S. V. 
P." when the handle was gently 
worked the other morning. The 
verdict of Judge Frye, who presided 
at the inquest, was, "Them 'ere 
'Cadmy boys has spiled that 'ere 
pump by pumpin' with er short 
jerk er the handle." Strange as it 
may seem, others than the 'Cads 
have pumped "with er short jerk er 
the handle" We are willing to take 
oar share of blame, but we do 
not wish to take the blame of every 
thing and everybody. Kind friends, 
there is a point where patience 
ceases to be a virtue. Don't push 
us upon the point. 

The other morning in chapel the 
boys were treated to a pleasant sur- 
prise. The Dr. was giving a little 
talk on the Bible lesson and he 

made the following statement: 
"Whenever I think of the apostle 
Peter, I always think of him as the 
one who parried the keys to the 
Gates of Heaven, and as one in 
whom great trust was placed; and 
thoughts of him in that light always 
put me in mind of the door-keeper 
who carried the keys at Auburn 
prison, where I lived so many 
years!" Matters were afterward 
explained. The boys all have a 
warm friend in the Doctor and we 
know they would not doubt his 
word an instant. 

Brooms and fire combined make 
a highly combustible material but 
they should not be used for Aca- 
demic kindling: wood. 

Delicious ! ! 

Wausau's Mineral 

Prof. Dawkius in his work, "His- 
tory of Man," makes an assertion to 
the effect that, "Man contended for 
and gained complete mastery over 
all." Excuse us Mr. Dawkins but 
you are misstciken — er — gentle 
sex, "don't you know." 

Here is an example which is 
probably related to those our grand- 
fathers used to do in the days when 
the good old "Rule of Three" flour- 
ished : 

"If a hen and a half lay an egg 
and three fourths in a day and one 
sixth, how man}' days will it take 
twenty hens to lay one gross of 

Can you solve it ? 




Work on the main structure of 
the Presbyterian hospital will be 
begun as soon as the condition of 
the ground will permit. The build- 
ing, when completed, will present a 
grand and imposing appearance. 
The main front, on Wood St. , will 
be a continuation of the present 
building to Congress St., along 
which the Congress front will ex- 
tend. The entire hospital will ac- 
commodate from three hundred to 
three hundred and fifty patients, 
and will be thoroughly equipped 
with all the modern improvements 
and conveniences. We venture to 
state that no hospital in the city will 
surpass or equal it in perfection of 
system, architectural design, or 
pleasant location. 

The students as a body owe Dr. 
Ross a debt of thanks for the ener- 
getic waj' in which he is filling his 
office as chairman of the building 

Commencement has passed with 
the usual increase of M. D.'s. The 
' ' plucked ' ' ones this year were 
fewer than in most of the preceding 
years, and on the whole Rush has 
graduated a class that she ma}- feel 
proud of as alumni. At the clos- 
ing exercises, Dr. Roberts, Presi- 
dent of the University, gave a 
pleasing address to the boys, and 
succeeded in finding a warm place 
in the hearts of the students of the 
Medical Department. In express- 

ing through the Stentor our high- 
est regard and esteem for him, we 
are certain that we but faintly echo 
the sentiments of the Rush men. 


A short sketch of the work of 
Rev. Paul Bergen will doubtless be 
interesting to those who knew him. 
Six months after his arrival at his 
mission field in China, he had ac- 
quired the spoken language suffic- 
iently well to begin preaching. This 
is a very unusual thing. He has 
also made remarkable and rapid pro- 
gress in the written language, read- 
ing the classics with ease and flu- 
ency and being able to write every 
character in them. His brother 
missionaries tell us that they are 
proud of Mr. Bergen's attainments, 
and regard him as one of the strong- 
est men in the church in China. 
Two years ago he and a native 
Chinaman were appointed by the 
authorities at Shanghai as a com- 
mission to distribute thirty thous- 
and dollars among the famine suffer- 
ers. About a year ago he was elected 
pastor of the native church at Che- 
naufoo. He makes frequent itiner- 
ary trips of two or three weeks' du- 
ration, traveling on wheelbarrows, 
sleeping in native houses, and eat- 
ing, for the most part, native food. 
While upon one such trip, taken in 
March, 1887, he writes of climbing 
with a Friend, Tai Shan, the most 
famous mountain in China, and of 



various troubles they had with the 
head man of the sedan chair associ- 
ation. Finally they were off, at the 
rate of four miles an hour, for the 
"South Heaven Gate," at the sum- 
mit of the mountain. Passing up 
the winding, stone-paved road, 
meeting limping pilgrims, being 
shaded by immense cypress trees of 
unknown age, rounding abrupt 
curves and avoiding awful chasms, 
they reached the top just at dusk, • 
climbing the last stage of the ascent 
by two thousand steps cut in the 
sheer dizzy side of the mountain. 
1 ' We stood a long time in the 
twilight, looking over the hills, up 
the long valle3'S, and out over the 
broad plain stretching hundreds of 
li to the south, and thought we had 
never seen, or at least seldom seen, 
a more majestic prospect. Then we 
hurried to see a crystal spring which 
bubbles right out of the top of the 
old mountain's head, and wondered 
in vain what forced the water from 
the ground at that height. I asked 
a native, and he completely silenced 
me by saying that it was just as easy 
as for the blood to come out of the 
top of a man's head when cut ! * 
* * * * We awoke in the 
morning to find it raining and sleet- 
ing. Thus our fine plans for spend- 
ing the day were spoiled, and we 
had to descend hastily lest the stairs 
should become so slippery as to 
make descent impossible. So down 
we went, much faster than we came 
up ; and to go down those steep 
stairs on the shoulders of men, so 

rapidly, sometimes made in}- hair 
rise. ' ' 

Mr. Bergen has received numbers 
into the church. He dresses in 
native costume, which is not gener- 
ally done by missionaries. The 
reason he gives for this is, that be- 
ing so far inland the natives are not 
accustomed to foreign attire, and 
the}- are so curious about his clothes 
that he cannot get them to listen to 
what he is saying. This difficulty 
is avoided wheu he wears the native 
dress. His health has been good 
from the start and he is in love with 
his work. 

'83. Correction. — Rev. J. W. 
Millar's church at Onarga, 111., has 
one hundred and seventy-five mem- 
bers. Thirteen were received into 
membership on February 26. 

'84. ' Rev. A. H. Jack was no- 
ticed in October as studying in Ber- 
lin. He dined recently by invita- 
tion with Dr. Edward Zeller, the 
philosopher. Prof. Zeller does not 
often give such invitations- 

General College Notes. 

My name is Solomon Levi ; 

A college student I. 
The Greek and Latin books I read, 

And dote on apple pie;. 
But Mathematics is the best, — 

I like it best of all ; 
It seems to fit my system 

" Like der baper on der vail." 

— College Echo. 

Salt Lake City is to have another 
Mormon college. — Ex. 



The number of volunteers for the 
foreign mission field is now 2,320. 
— The In tercolkgia n . 

It is remarkable how skilful Nor- 
ton, 'go, is on the horizontal bar. 
His movements are really wonder- 
ful and worthy of a scientific gym- 
nast.— 77?<? Dartmouth. 

At a recent glee club contest in 
Yale the Freshmen let loose a flock 
of pigeons in the hall, with " '91 " 
fastened to their feet. The aston- ' 
ished Sophs tried to get them out, 
but did not succeed. 

The new base ball cage at Prince- 
ton has been finished and is in 
daily use. Princeton sports a la- 
crosse team, a glee club, a banjo 
club, a mandolin club, and an in- 
strumental club. — Ex. 

Several '90 men have already ob- 
tained positions in the hotels, for 
the coming season. — Dartmouth. 

This is the wav the boys down east 
go through college. It seems to us 

an improvement on selling books. 

. Dr. Hodge, formerly President of 

Lenox, is now living at Rockford, 

111. His daughter Bessie is teaching 

in Rockford Seminary, we believe. 

— Lenox Nutshell. The above is a 

mistake. Dr. Hodge and family 

are living in Lake Forest, and have 

been since they left Hopkinton. 

The Ohio State Oratorical Contest 
was held in Columbus on February 
16, 1888. There were nine colleges 
represented in this contest, among 
them Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, Mar- 
ietta, Wooster, and Dennisou. The 

last named was the winning college. 
It was represented by Chas. Bosler. 
Oberlin came second on the list, and 
Wooster third. 

Talking with one who knows 
whereof he speaks, the other day, 
about Dr. Patton's recent election 
to the presidency of Princeton, the 
question was asked what the stu- 
dents at Princeton thought of the 
election. He replied that the semi- 
nary students were unanimously in 
favor of the election. The college 
students were divided between Prof. 
Sloan and Dr. Patton before the 
election, but after the election they 
wrote a song, speaking of how 
' ' Sloan got left, ' ' and 

"The trustees pleased 'Jimmy' just as 

well , 
For they unanimously elected FraneisL." 

Dr. Patton is popular with the stu- 
dents, from all accounts, although 
he may seem somewhat reserved on 
account of his scholarly habits. He 
is a keen, sharp, thinking man, and 
one of the foremost men in the coun- 
try. "The idea of his not being 
liberal-minded is a mistalSe," our 
authority says, ' ' for he is the most 
liberal man in the Presbyterian 
Church. And as to his executive 
ability we cannot judge yet, but we 
know this, that he has never yet 
failed in anything he . has under- 

On February 4, Racine College 
lost by fire the building containing 
the laboratory, gymnasium and art 
sudio. The building and apparatus 
was valued at $17,000. Total in- 
surance $6,000. — Ex. 




MARCH, 1888. 

No. 7. 


In the history of American edu- 
cation how little time has been giv- 
en to the study of our Nation's lit- 
erature as compared with that spent 
in the — to us — less productive fields 
of classics and foreign writings. In 
late years indeed more liberty has 
been granted and American litera- 
ture has won no insignificant place 
in the curriculum of school and col- 
lege, but even now too little time is 
allowed for the thorough analytic 
and progressive study of it. It may 
be said that the whole of American 
literature is so little that it is hardly 
worth while to give it any special 
attention. The idea is erroneous 
and the very fact of its scarcity 
should but lead to a more careful 
cultivation of and closer acquain- 
tance with the thoughts and writings 
of our countrymen . 

Our literature is not old, nor can 
we trace it to pre-historic ages 
through centuries of feudalism and 
semi-civilization. It was born with 
the American colonies and its growth 
and history is the history of Amer- 

ica. It is not intended to disparage 
the importance and influence of 
other writers than our own, but to 
advocate the proper care and atten- 
tion to home talent. What can give 
the youth of to-day, the citizen of 
to-morrow, more ennobling and pa- 
triotic ideas than a proper study of 
the "gems of literature." It 
broadens the views, creates a love 
for history, for government, for lib- 
erty and freedom. The Germans 
have long taken pride in teaching 
their children to appreciate and en- 
joy their classics; the Arabs, the 
most civilized of ancient nations, 
taught their children to repeat the 
thoughts of their poets as "un- 
strung pearls," and the Greeks 
drilled their youth in the works of 
the masters. 

Too much time in the past has 
been devoted to subjects of narrow 
range and the aim seems to 
have been to take in as large a var- 
iety of studies as possible and not to 
do thorough work with a limited 
study of the most beneficial subjects. 



Especially is this true of the common 
and high schools of to-day, to say 
nothing of the courses of study in 
many academies and colleges. 
In the earlier years of school life 
sufficient time of course must be 
given to mathematics and the phys- 
ical sciences; in a more advanced 
stage to history and the mental and 
moral sciences; but the stud)' of our 
language and literature is of pri- 
miry importance. A few scattered 
facts of science and descriptive 
studies linger in the mind to late life, 
but what has greater influence upon 
life and thought than the "gems of 
literat ure? ' ' ' 'The literature of the 
world embodies a universal moral 
creed," and the literature of a coun- 
try reflects its history and character. 
Too much can be expected from 
these gems. They are not intended to 
take the place of religious and moral 
instruction but to aid them; and it 
is certainly true that a broad-minded 
selection of authors can do much to 
elevate man morally, politically, 
and socially. There are in American 
literature, as in English, man)- such 
gems adapted to such ends; and as 
proper reading means right think- 
ing and acting let us by all means 
have a more thorough and practical 

study of our classics which are good 
even though few. The religious 
world will get a great deal of good, 
and the secular world nothing ob- 
jectionable. May it not be, then, 
that hi this very line of study is a 
partial solution to the problem of 
moral training in common and high 

Heretofore the boy has been edu- 
cated according to his business ex- 
pectations with little regard to his 
pleasure in after life and his worth 
as a citizen. The principles have 
been too narrow. Here is one way 
to make them broader and to fur- 
nish well equipped, thoughtful, pa- 
triotic men. 

Man)' academies and too many col- 
leges devote too little time to Amer- 
ican literature and would do far more 
toward its continuance and toward 
the future welfare of the people were 
they to foster it and make it a 
source of enjoyment and profit. In 
a few schools literature, chiefly Am- 
erican, has been given special at- 
tention with excellent results. 

Then let the work spread and 
help to make the coming generation 
nobler and better than those now 
in active life. 

W. W; Johnson; '88. 




Oh, the slender-waisted maiden 
By the banks of sacred Dhooni, 

Lotus-eyed, with airy footsteps 
Roaming where the lilies bloom ! 

Ah ! thou cruel, red-jawed tiger 
On the reedy shores of Dhoom, 

Thou didst win, — O, slay thy rival 
Kneeling here beside her tomb. 



This system is a method of musi- 
cal notation for voices which has 
popularized musical knowledge in 
Great Britain to such an extent that 
many amateur choruses can sing, 
and sing correctly, such choruses as 
those of the Messiah. The system 
was invented about 1S44, by John 
Curwen, a poor dissenting clergy- 
man. It was gradually introduced 
into the public schools, only, how- 
ever, after much bitter opposition, 
and now there is hardly a musician 
in the Kingdom who is not a thor- 
ough believer in the system. 

The syllables of the scale are used 
as the basis of the system, the initials 
of which, d, r, m, f, s, 1, t (for si), 
make the scale in any kev. 

Lower notes are denoted by sub 1 , 
thus. — t h and upper notes by 1 
written as an exponent: — d'. Ac- 
cidental sharps and flats are de- 
noted by the syllables fi, si, etc. 
but where the influence of the 
sharps or flats would be sufficient to 
change the key, at the point of 
change the new kej r is announced 
above and the first note of the new 
key preceded by a small letter de- 
noting the same note as the syllable 
would have, if sounded in the old 
key, thus : 


I d : m.f I fi :shd : till I 1 : 8 | etc. 

The measures are separated by 
heavier bars extending down be- 
tween the words and the half niea- 



sures by shorter bars, the smaller 
divisions being respectively, colon, 
period, and comma. A rest is de- 
noted by leaving the space blank, 
but if a note is continued into the 
next space, a dash is inserted. Thus 
two measures, the first of which is 
occupied by a half note, a quarter 
note, and two sixteenths, and the se- 
cond by a half note and a half rest 
would appear in tonic sol-fa thus: 
I d:-| d : d d,dt d: — I : | 

The smaller marks of division, the 
period and the comma, are not used 
unless the music requires them, 
but every measure has the other 
marks, whether the value of the 
notes is small or large. Triple time 
is divided as follows: 

| d :— :T | m : r : d | etc. 

The above very faintly describes 
the mechanism of the system. We 
will now investigate its claims on 
the musician and student. 

In the first place, it is the natu- 
ral system. To the singer all keys 
are alike, the only difference being 
in pitch. Not so with the player 
who has a different scale for each 
key, no matter what his instrument. 
For instrumental notation, then, 
the S} r stem is useless, but as a vocal 
notation it is much superior to the 

It is founded on the true principle 
of key relationship. Each note is 
sounded, not from its pictorial posi- 
tion on the staff, but from its rela- 
tion to the keynote, or tonic, of the 
scale. Thus, the singer is not con- 

fused by a multitude of sharps, fiats, 
and naturals, but knows exactly 
what the interval is that he is re- 
quired to sing. A bird, which in 
flying from one limb of a tree to an- 
other, stopped to count the interven- 
ing limbs before spreading his wings, 
would be like some singers who try 
to calculate the distance of each in- 
terval from the position of the notes 
on the staff. 

This system gives a deeper in- 
sight into the spirit of a composition. 
William Mason, of Boston, one of 
the most scholarly musicians of Am- 
erica, says that his knowledge of 
music has been rendered more pro- 
found since he made acquaintance 
with the tonic sol-fa system than it 
was before. It is a notable fact that 
those who sing from the tonic sol-fa 
notation enter more thoroughly into 
the spirit of the work, enjoy it with 
more of the appreciation of the mu- 
sician, and consequently take a 
deeper interest in music than they 
otherwise would. They begin to 
look upon music as they should; 
not as a mere amusement or accom- 
plishment, something to tickle the 
car, but as a language of the emo- 
tions, saying infinitely more than 
can be expressed in words, however 
fitly chosen. 

For staff reading, it offers the 
quickest route to accurate sight 
reading. This alone ought to be a 
sufficient incentive to its study, for 
notwithstanding its superiority in 
the line of vocal music, it is neces- 



sary, for thorough musicianship, to 
be acquainted with instrumental no- 
tation. Although the system is 
gaining ground rapidly in America 
and Germany, it will probably be 
many years before all vocal music 
will be printed in the tonic sol-fa 
notation. Novello and Co., of Eng- 
land, however, are reproducing al- 
most their entire catalogue of clas- 
sical vocal music, which includes 
nearly everything from Bach's Pas- 
sion Music to Dvorak's Spectre's 
Bride, in the tonic sol-fa notation. 
As an assistant also to quicker 
reading of orchestral scores of from 
a dozen to thirty different staves 
to be read at one glance, in five dif- 

ferent clefs and with the parts for 
the transposing instruments written 
in different ke3's, ready testimon}' is 
borne by Mr. Tomlins, leader of the 
Apollo Musical Club of Chicago, 
who was educated in the Tonic 
Sol-fa Schools when a small boy. 

At all events, the system will 
bear investigation. It has stood the 
slings and arrows of hostile musi- 
aiaus for forty-four years but, like 
any good movement, has gained 
new strength by its trials and has 
now practically conquered, as far 
as Great Britain is concerned. 

In conclusion let me offer as an 
example a familiar hymn tune: 

CHRISTMAS. Key E flat. 



S :d' 

1 t 



: d., r 

m :m.,1 






d :m 




:d., ti 

d Td 








watched their 

flocks by 

night, All 






S :S 





S :S 



d 1 




rri :d 




:m., r 

d :d., r 





m :r 



r 1 







f :m.r 
r ":d.t, 

Lord came 







d :t , 






S :— 






S :S 





s ■■— 






(1 :d 





f : m 

1 :S 




m : r 


d :d 

d : — 




d :ti 


shone a- 




- it 

shone a- 



1 :s 

f :m 




S :f 




d :- 




S :Si 



W. H. Humiston, '91. 








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relating to the institution. Let them 
then take this means for the expres- 
sion of their sentiments. Especi- 
ally acceptable are personal items 
concerning: the alumni. 

Although attendance at morning 
prayers is a rule of the College, very 
few, if any of us, attend chapel from 
a sense of duty, but rather for plea- 
sure derived from participating in 
its exercises. It would greatly add 
to the enjoyment of the occasion if 
all would make an honest effort to be 
on time and to begin on time. We 
are pleased to notice the Freshmen 
and Sophomores very seldom whis- 
per during the exercises but the 
Juniors and Seniors — a hint to the 
wise we hold to be sufficient. 


We request that our contributors 
sign their own names to all com- 
munications, and they will, of 
course, be withheld from publication 
at the desire of the writers. 

We were glad to receive a contri- 
bution for the last number from one 
of our alumni. We wish we might 
hear oftener from former students. 
The alumni deserve to have an im- 

As our elective system gradually 
becomes more extended, it increases 
the difficulty which each term 
meets the student, as to what of 
many attractive studies he will take. 
This suggests a wider question 
which we must also encounter in 
after- college studies: how broad a 
field should we include in our stu- 
dies? The tendency here has been 
to make it too much restricted, but 
a broader spirit seems to be devel- 
oping. Yet the man who "branches 
out" and tries to gain a wider than 
usual ran<re of knowledge makes 



himself liable to the charge of sup- 
erficiality. The justice of the ac- 
cusation depends entirely on the 
man and his aims. If the studies 
are such that they will serve his 
needs or pleasures in subsequent 
years, the choice is well made. The 
man who intends to enter on a very 
limited line of work is in danger of 
choosing onl} T such studies as will 
bear directlj r on his specialty. A 
more proper principle would be to 
select as wide as possible a range 
of studies to be consonant with the 
student's special aim. A man to be 
intelleetuall}- perfect must have 
broad knowledge and wide sympa- 
thies. Probably one of the most 
effective ways of expanding the 
sympathies is the study of the diff- 
erent literatures. But it is in the 
study of the languages necessary 
to this that one is most liable to the 
charge of being a "smatterer. " The 
charge is true or false according to 
the method employed; if the student 
wishes to study a language for the 
purpose mentioned, to acquaint 
himself with its literature and the 
nature and modes of thought of 
the people who speak it, he will not 
lay the language aside when his 
college course is finished. The man 
who makes no further use or study of 
the language after leaving college 
and yet pretends to a knowledge of it 
may justly be called a "smatterer." 
If one makes this right use of what 
he studies it will be more profitable, 
in two years given to language 
study, to devote one of them to one 

language and the next to another 
language. A year's proper study 
of a language instead of giving a 
very superficial view of it will ena- 
ble a person to pursue a private 
reading of its literature intelligently 
and with profit. Superficiality is 
determined not by the extent of 
surface covered by our studies, but 
by their depth as manifested in their 
utilitv to us. 

But when we go from the realm 
of theoretical studies to that of the 
practical we find a tendency of a 
directly opposite nature, but which 
in its own way, is just as harmful. 
Those who are broad enough by 
nature or education to become ama- 
teurs in the arts are apt to let their 
artistic zeal run away with them, 
and so become dabblers in many 
things. To become familiar with 
the history and principles of the arts 
is essential to a thorough education; 
and acquaintance with their details, 
so far as is necessary to a critical 
knowledge, may be attained by 
by the student who has sufficient 
leisure. But it is another thing to 
try to practice all the arts. A man 
cannot became a successful amateur 
in man}" fields any more than he 
can become a professional ar- 
tist in the same. If some of our 
amateurs would limit their efforts 
and concentrate their energies, we 
are confident they would find more 
deliarht in their work and more 



isfaction in their productions. The 
primary notion of amateurship is 
attachment to a particular art or 
stud)-. The difficulty is that the 
young amateur, instinct with new 
artistic life, is prone to be incited 
by the work of a brother artist in 
another province to emulate him 
there and leave his own field. It is 
better, we think, to apply one's self 
to a single kind of amateur work 
and do it well. 

As the base ball season ap- 
proaches we notice everywhere a 
growing teeling of confidence in 
the nine, and it is well. Last 
year it was an experiment; but this 
year it will be on a different basis. 
The students all know this and 
the} 7 expect more of the nine this 
year because they feel they have a 
right to do it. They have always 
stood by the nine but they will this 
season more than ever before. 

vSome observation during the re- 
cent vacation has led us to think 
for a moment about students' read- 
ing in leisure hours. The stu le it 
naturally seeks some form of reading 
which will afford the greatest possi- 
ble change and rest to his mind from 
the more severe exercise of college 
studies. And the field which 
spreads out before him with most 
alluring pleasures and refreshments 
is that of fiction. Now there are 

novels and novels, and the theme of 
this little sermon of ours is that the 
student of culture and refinement 
should learn to discriminat: wisely 
between the different kinds, what 
are fit for him and what are not fit. 
It seems to be the impression of 
many that a book ^annot be light 
and refreshing unless it be also of 
the shallow, sensational order, with 
flaring paper covers. But there are 
novels light enough to read on a 
lazy summer's day which are capa- 
ble of furnishing a lasting benefit 
as well as momentary delight. Some 
novels make epochs in the lives of 
thoughtful reader.-. The present 
period, it is true, is not fruitful in 
great works of this kind. While it 
is prolific as no other age has been 
in the production of fascinating 
stories and tales for children and 
youth, it is singularly barren in fic- 
tion helpful to young men and wo- 
men. At such a time it becomes 
necessary to fall back on the old di- 
vinities. Some of the people who 
yawn over the tedious, pros}- novels 
of modern society or devour the un- 
wholesome food offered by the 
French novelists, know nothing at 
all of the pleasures of reading such 
books as those of Thackeray, Haw- 
thorne, and George Eliot. It pays 
best to read only those novels 
wliich have an established place in 
literature; and furthermore, it is the 
duty of the student to confine him- 
self in his lighter reading to 'hooks . 
not below the standard of his stu- 
dies, in point of taste and tone. 







The cruise of Foreign Missions is 
riot getting a monopoly, as- some oi 
its well-wishers seem to fear. We 
need not be alarmed. Our country 
will not soon be depopulated. 
There is no immediate danger of 
any mad and wholesale stampede 
for foreign parts. As long as we 
retain one minister for every seven 
hundred of our population, a doctor 
for an equal number of victims, 
lawyers in fair proportion and more 
teachers, or applicants as such, 
than can hope to find adequate work 
and salaries, we need not fear that 
even the higher intellectual class 
— the members of our professional 
departments — will be sacrificed to 
this cause 

Some have gone, some are going, 
but this by no means includes all. 
There will always be those who with 
fast-closed ears will not hear any 
call to the work, who, with tight- 
shut eyes can not see the needs of 
perishing heathen, who, with well- 
barred hearts have no drawings in 
that direction; always those, too, 
who realizing the privilege, could 
not go if they would and can only 
pray at home, and those to whom 
God has given special work at hand 
and whose duty, and discipline per- 
haps, it is to do that work. 

It is of course in all cases a ques- 
tion of individual conscience. But 

those who do hear the call, who 
realize the vastness of the work, the 
awful and pressing need of workers 
can not rest till they do all in their 
power to supply the demand. For 
this reason our schools are visited, 
our states canvassed, and young 
men and women urged and be- 
sought to join this Nineteenth Cen- 
tury Crusade, to come up to the 
help of the L,ord against the mighty, 
to sacrifice hopes and ambitions, 
friends and native land, that evil 
may not have dominion but the 
world be made read}' for Him whose 
right it is to reign. 

One who can resist this urgency 
of appeal, who can hear the echo of 
the Master's parting command and 
feel no glad responsive thrill of 
obedience, who can see his brother's 
need and }-et feel no pulling on his 
heart-strings to relieve it, is indeed 
not called to be a foreign mission- 
ary. Cold hearts or even luke-warm, 
uninspired ones had better keep out 
of the conflict where fiery zeal and 
intense devotion are so requisite. 
Incredible that a Christian heart 
should be cold to such a cause, or 
be willing to dampen in any degree 
the ardor of others i 


To the Stentor; 

In the Contributors' Department 
of the Stentor for the month of 
February there is an article signed 
"B0113-," which I do not think, in 
justice to those referred to in it 



ought to be let go hy unnoticed. 
It attacks the would-be foreign mis- 
sionaries and the zeal for foreign 
missions generally. 

It is of course universally granted 
that the aim of all Christians and 
Christian work is the conversion of 
souls, the hastening of the coming 
again of our L,ord, and the glory of 

Now as to "Bony 's" article. After 
expressing his thankfulness for the 
Christian privileges and the reli- 
gious atmosphere which surrounds 
this college and this town, he im- 
mediately proceeds to attack that 
part of Christian work which has 
proved to be the mainspring of 
Christian zeal and enterprise in this 
college and in this town, that which 
has given Lake Forest and L,ake 
Forest University the name which 
the>' now hold as a Christian center, 
I mean foreign mission work. But 
he chiefly confines his attack to the 
college missionary association. 

Now the very way in which he 
talks about this association shows 
that he is totally ignorant as to its 
spirit and aim. It was formed after 
Mr. Wilder's visit to this college, at 
which time, nineteen of our stu- 
dents signed a paper pledging them- 
selves as "willing to go to foreign 
fields if they believed it to be God's 
will" — mind you, not pledging 
themselves blindly to be foreign 
missionaries, but to obey God's will. 
My friend may say ' 'but are not all 
Christians ready to do God's will?" 
I am sorry to sav that such has not 

been my experience, nor the exper- 
ience of anyone I have ever asked. 
I believe there are many Christians 
who believe it is God's will that 
the)' should do a certain kind of 
Christian work and they don't do 
it, for they will to do something else, 
and I may here add in answer to 
one part of my friend's article, that 
I do not think any Christian will be 
happy and content in any vocation 
other than the one he believes God 
to have called him to. The aim of 
our Missionary Association is to 
bring in all who want to talk about 
missionary work of whatever kind; 
we have always thrown open our 
meetings and at the beginning of 
this year, we resolved to discuss all 
kinds of Christian work, so that 
everyone could have a part, and 
and this has been taken advantage 
of, especially by the ladies; far 
from being exclusive, we have been 
as open as we can be and let my 
friend show us how we can be more 
so and I promise him we shall do it. 
He questions the advisability of 
allowing such associations in an 
undergraduate department — at this 
rate, by and by he will question the 
right of zeal in any shape for mis- 
sionary enterprise. But methinks 
my friend is being carried away by 
his zeal when he says ' 'but when 
we are told that it (foreign field) is 
the only ripe field, the only noble 
work, the only Christian labor, 
etc.," and represents it as the sen- 
timents of our missionary associa- 
tion as a whole, or of its members 



individually. This I emphatically 
deny; I have asked nearl}'' all the 
members of the association if such 
sentiments were ever expressed by 
them and they said "no." If any 
one ever did say such things it-was 
an extreme case and we have no 
sympathy with such sentiments. 
What better example have we than 
the one quoted — Christ. Our friend 
says "he was a foreign missionary 
and was he not also a good Samar- 
itan, a physician, a teacher, a law- 
yer?'.' Yes, all that. "Was it 
not Christ who said 'a prophet 
hath no honor in his own coun- 
try?' ' Yes, it was, and using our 
friend's argument we will say to 
him, why do you not go as a foreign 
missionary since a prophet has no 
honor in his own country? There is 
room for ail callings in the foreign 
mission field; good Samaritan, phy- 
sician, teacher and lawyer. Again 
I would say for the association 
and personally for myself, we have 
no sympathy with such remarks as 
that those who do not go to foreign 
fields are afraid of the hardships, 
etc. , nor have I ever heard them so 
stated. I have heard in the Young 
People's prayer meeting these sen- 
timents expressed by members of 
the association as questions, not as 
charges, aiming to clear away 
an3 r oue's difficulties on such points 
and as such I commend them. Now 
as Christians, we all aim at the 
speedy return of our Lord, and de- 
sire to work to that end. In Mat- 

thew XXIV: 14 R. V. our Lord says 
' 'And this gospel of the kingdom 
shall be preached in the whole in- 
habited world for a testimony unto 
all nations and then shall the end 
come." Now please notice the 
word "testimony" and "then," the 
the gospel shall be preached to all 
nations, not for their conversion as 
commonly stated, but as a testi- 
mony and then the end shall 
come. Now our friend can see 
plainly one of the many reasons 
why the foreign mission cause is 
waged so zealously because there are 
856,000,000 who have never heard 
the "testimony," and by going to 
them with the testimony we can ac- 
complish in the quickest way the 
return of our Lord. Don'tmisunder- 
stand, as my friend has; we are not 
opposed to other callings, there is 
room for all, nor do we think you 
are opposed to foreign missions as 
your article might lead some to be- 
lieve. On the contrary I think 
you believe heartily in them, so 
that this association with its zeal 
has been a thorn in your flesh 
whose pricking has brought forth 
this complaint. 

N. B. W. Gaixwky. 

To the Stentor: 

Knox has concluded to dispense 
with senior orations on commence- 
ment day. The exercise will merely 
be an address by some distingiiished 
speaker, and conferring of degrees. 
Why not Lake Forest? A. G. 




As the "wee sma' hours" were coming, 
A professor sat, a-thumbing 
Students' ex.'s written out 
The day before; 
While he read them, frowning, grinning, 
Going through them from beginning, 
Joj'ous in his own great learning, 

And his scorn of students' lore — 
Stood a spectre there beside him, 
Solemn looked him o'er and o'er — 
Silently he looked him o'er. 
Then the Prof., with faint heart beating, 
Sought, across the floor retreating, 
To escape the fearful gaze that 
Pierced him to the core ; 
But the spectre, speaking firmly, 
Pointing to the table sternry, 
Bade him write, and write, and write, 
As he ne'er had writ before — 
Bade him fill the paper up with 
All he ever knew, and more, 

Kre the dark to daylight wore. 
Then the Prof., with fingers chill y, 
Scrawled his hieroglyphics illy, 
And his weary brain for thoughts 
Did anxiously explore, — 
While this angel of the classes 
Told him of the lads and lasses 
Now exhausted by the work he'd 
Given them the day before. 
Cried the pallid, hungry writer : 
"Give me respite, I implore! " 

Ouoth the spectre, "Write some 
more! " 

None the less and notwithstanding 
All the spectre's solemn warning, — 
All the writing through the night, till 
Nerveless fingers dropped the pencil 
to the floor — 
Though you'd think the retribution 
Would have changed his constitution, 
At the next term's end he worked the 
As they'd ne'er been worked before; 
Though they crammed, he flunked them 
As they'd ne'er been flunked before, — 
And he let up — Nevei'more! 


Editors of the Stentor: 

Believing that your columns are 
always open to fair expressions of 
honest opinion, I take the liberty of 
asking you to give room to a few 
words on the subject of examina- 
tions. I do not propose to argue 
against the system at present in 
vogue in Lake Forest but simply 
to enter a protest against the me- 
thod pursued in certain depart- 

The theory according to which 
the work of the college course is laid 
out — so, at least, I have been in- 
formed by a senior member of the 
faculty — is this: fifteen hours of 
recitation complete the w r ork of the 
week. The amount of work to be 
assigned for each exercise is to be 
such that a student of average abil- 
ities can master it during two hours 
of diligent study. If work were as- 
signed on this basis the brighter 
students would, not, of course be 
compelled to put the full two hours 
upon the preparation for the class 
room, but on the other hand the 
student whose powers of acquisition 
were less highh* developed would 
not be under the necessity of con- 
suming from three to five hours 
upon work which can theoretically 
be accomplished in two. 

In practice, this theory is not fol- 
lowed in all departments of the col- 
lege work. In fact the work as- 
signed in some cases is such in 
quantity that no student can mas- 
ter it within the two hours sup- 



posed to be employed upon it. All 
the students do not desire to make 
specialists of themselves in each 
department. The college course is 
not a school of philosophy, nor yet 
a series of exercises in the physical 
or chemical labratory. It is not de- 
signed, exclusively, to send out fin- 
ished linguists nor to produce pol- 
ished orators. In so far as one de- 
partment is obtruded within the 
province of another, the department 
is failing to advance the interests 
of the students. In so far as the 
student accepts, without decided 
remonstrance, work that cannot be 
accomplished within the allotted 
time he is robbing himself. The 
statement on the one side that the 
subject is so easy — after years of 
study — that it is impossible to real- 
ize that the amount required is too 
great, and the failure 011 the other 
to refuse absolutely to attempt to 
pass the limits of what can be done 
thoroughly and completely arise 
both alike from one source, viz: 
the failure to apprehend the true 
nature and aim of the college 

It is a fact that the ground cov- 
ered in certain departments during 
the term is much greater than can 
be thoroughly mastered by a man of 
ordinary abilities. When the end 
of the term comes, recitations are 
continued through the Friday pre- 
ceding the closing Wednesday. The 
examinations occupy Saturday, 
Monday, Tuesday, and'Wednesday 
morning, leaving very little oppor- 

tunity for review. At the examina- 
tion a list of questions is presented 
which not only requires a very mi- 
nute and particularized knowledge 
of all the ground considered during 
the term, but which — assuming that 
this knowledge is possessed by the 
student in such a degree that it can 
be at once recalled — demands the 
expenditure of three hours of con- 
centrated energy. 

Some years ago, while attending 
a public school, I asked a young 
lady a question in physics which 
she was unable to answer. ' 'Why, ' ' 
said I, " didn't you study physics 
last year?" "Yes," she said, 
"and if you will let me get my ex- 
amination paper I can answer al- 
most any question you may ask." 
The idea here illustrated seems to 
be very prevalent. But is it neces- 
sary in a system of which daily rec- 
itations are an integral part, to 
make the examinations so exhaust- 
ive? Is it of special benefit to the 
student to be obliged to cram up a 
subject, which he has not thorough- 
ly mastered during the term, in the 
few hours preceding the examina- 
tion? From my own experience, 
No. The subject which has been 
grasped slowly through a long pe- 
riod of time remains fixed in the 
mind much more firmly than the 
subject prepared within a few hours 
with a view to examination. Can 
it not be sufficiently determined 
from the manner of recitation how 
thoroughly the work is being done? 
I am informed that in the opinion 



of several members of the Faculty 
this can te done. If it is so, it 
seems hardly necessary to give an 
examination whose chief aim seems 
to be to discover quantitatively the 
exact amount of knowledge stored 
within the cranium of the student. 
These, then, are the two points 
which I wish, to urge: First, that 
the scope of the examination should 
be gauged by the manner in which 
the work has been conducted dur- 
ing the term; and secondly, that it 
is neither necessary nor just to re- 
quire the student to write until he 
is exhausted in order to show that 
he has done fair work during the 
term. Will not better results be at- 
tained by gauging the work more 
carefully and by requiring more 
thorough ahd accurate work during 
the term than by assigning more 
than can be well handled and then 
requiring so exhaustive a review of 
the subject in the examination? 
Very respectfully, 


Our Note Book. 


Who says "Pill" ? 

The King Club ran during vaca- 

Miss Farwell went to Washing- 
ton for her vacation. 

The Athletic Association has six- 
ty-five members. 

Prof. Baldwin went to Columbia, 
South Carolina, in March, to see 
his mother, who was ill. 

Dr. Seeley gave a dinner during 
vacation in honor of those students 
who did not go home. 

'Tis an age of comparisons, and 
"Faertes" has been likened to "Jul- 
ius and Romiet. " 

Misses Goodale and Bassett re- 
mained at Mitchell Hall for their 
spring vacation. 

Miss Mary Sampson, of Helena, 
Montana, has been visiting her 
cousin, Miss Abigail Goodale. 
The College bcn^s make all the noise, 

The 'Cads get all the blame; 
The Sem girls make no noise at all, 
"But they get there just the same!" 

Dame Rumor has it that there 
are to be some improvements made 
in the line of new carpets at Mitch- 
ell Hall. 

Allan Gilchrist, Sophomore, has 
left College and expects to go to 
China and engage in the civil engi- 
neering business. 

Prof. Kelsey and wife are "at 
home" in their new residence. Dis- 
creet citizens recently elected the 
Professor to the position of alder- 

The complete works of Voltaire 
have been added to our library. 
Much that is useless is being weed- 
ed out, and new books are arriving 
constantly, so that when we get 
our new library building we will 
have something to put into it. 



Prof. Nicholas Serin has accepted 
the professorship of the principles 
of surgery and of surgical pathology 
in Rush Medical College. 

Only an ambiguity: Young Lady 
(studying German)— "Die sonne ist 
hell." (Turning to her companion) 
"Is 'heir hot?" 

A professor in the medical de- 
partment of this University, it is 
stated, possesses the largest private 
medical and scientific library in the 

About the first week in May a 
meeting of the college students will 
be held to elect an editorial staff of 
the Stentor for the coming school 

Miss Jennie Duraud sails with 
her party from Southampton, April 
26, for her native land. Recent ad- 
vices sajr that Miss Lois Duraud 
has been ill. 

Miss Emma Butler, a quondam 
student of our University, was mar- 
ried iu March at her home in Elgin 
to Mr. F. B. Cornell of that city. 
Mr. and Mrs. Cornell went to .St. 
Paul for their bridal tour. They 
will reside in Elgin. 

The officers of our ball league 
are as follows: President, A, H, 
Armstrong, Beloit; vice presidents, 
R.L. Kershaw, Racine; Keyes Beck- 
er, Lake Forest ; L. M. Beckmau, 
Madison; P. R, Shumway, Evans- 
ton; secretar}- and treasurer, Grant 
Stroh, Lake Forest. 

Scene — Auction sale of library 
books. Auctioneer (a Freshman) 
— "Here, b'ys, here's an Ovid — 
Greek! — wid notes! How many 
fer that ? ' ' The entire audience 
was moved to tears as he knocked 
down Ovid for 31 cents. 

The positions of players in our 
league nine, as far as assigned, are 
as follows: Catcher, Wise; pitcher, 
Yohe; first base, Wells; second 
base, Parker; third base, Cole; short 
stop, Scofield; right field, Becker; 
center field, O'Neill. A practice 
game has been arranged with Ra- 
cine on our grounds April 2 r . 

The result of biblical research ; 

Young Lady — "Mr. Nowit, what 
is the smallest animal mentioned in 
the Bible?" 

Mr. Nowit — "I weally cawn't 

Y. L.— "Why, the wicked flee, of 
course. ' ' 

Mr. N.— "Is that in the Bible? 
Why, how dweadful ! " 

Monday, March 5, the College 
and Academy students met to form 
an Athletic Association. Officers 
were elected as follows: President, 
E. S. Wells; vice president, George 
Scofield; secretary, E. F. Dodge; 
treasurer and manager, S. A. Ben- 
edict. S. A. Benedict and E. S. 
Wells were elected as delegates to 
attend the College B. B. L- at Mil- 
waukee, and a committee was also 
elected to report upon the players 
for the league nine. 



Dick (seeing his friend to the 
train) — "I say, Bergen, does that 
memory system do yon any good?" 

Bergen — "Well I should whisper! 
See that list of name's? Well I can 
say 'em backwards and forwards." 

Dick (with a twinkle in his eye) 
— "Say, didn't you leave your over- 
coat in my room?" 

Bergen — "Well I'll be dissected 
if I didn't! Hold this satchel." 
And the wind blew through his 

What shall be our college yell ? 
As instituted by the ball nine at 
Beloit last year, it was "Ikey! Ikey! 
Yah-yah-yah ! L-F-U ! " But sev- 
eral students want it changed to 
"Nike! Nike! Yah-yah-yah! E-F- 
U !" The> r think this would be 
more classical, and consequently 
more in keeping with the general 
tone of our College. Perhaps the 
decision of a question so moment- 
ous rests with the Athletic Associ- 
ation. Certain it is that the}* would 
have more interest in it than any 
other organization. The change 
suggested would make a unique 

Our ball nine endeavored to ar- 
range for a practice game with Ev- 
anston one Saturday recently. The 
telegram which the Evanstons sent 
was marked "Due, 35c" Our boys 
paid it, and sent back an answer in 
good rhetoric, telling the Evanstons 
how sad the}- were that 110 game 
could be arranged, and the telegram 
was marked "Due, 50c." This is 

only another instance of the ' 'meas- 
ly" character of Evanston's would- 
be athletes, When our boys go 
there they are never met at the 
train, to say nothing of a convey- 
ance. They are left to choose be- 
tween breaking into the gymnasium 
or putting on their suits behind a 
tree, This may not be the spirit of 
Evanston University but at least it 
gives an impression to that effect. 

Officers of the college literary so- 
cieties for the spring term are as 
Athenaeau — 

President, E. F. Dickinson. 

Vice President, G. H. Steel. 

Secretary, J. H. McVay. 

Treasurer, W. E. Danforth. 

Critic, E. H. Hyde. 

Sergeaut-at-Arms, J. E. Smith. 
Zeta Epsilon — 

President, N. B. W. Gallwey. 

Vice President, G. A. Wilson. 

Secretary, PI. D. Stearns. 

Treasurer, G. R. Deuise. 

Critic, B. M, Einnell. 

Sergeant-at-Arms, D, S. Eausden, 
Aletheiau — 

President, Mary L. Phelps. 

Vice President, Abigail E. Good- 

Secretary, Florence Raymond. 

Treasurer, Agues Brown. 

Critic, May Horton. 

Sergeant-at-Arms, Julia Ensign. 

Program Committee, Gracia Sick- 
els, Harriett Vance. 

The entertainment given by the 
Athenaean and Zeta Epsilon Literary 
Soeieties at Ferry Hall, March 1**, 



was a success in every way. The 
first part of the program was 
mainly musical. W. H. Humiston 
rendered a fine selection upon 
the piano, songs were given by E. 
F. Dodge, the Athenaean Quartette, 
and N. B. W, Gallwey, and decla- 
mations by G. A. Wilson and B. 
M. Liuuell. The second part of the 
program consisted of the presenta- 
tion of the tragedy, "Laertes," 
written by Mr. L. M. Bergen ex- 
pressly for the Bachelor Square 
Theater Co. A masked battery of 
four pieces opened the ball with an 
overture, which intensified the cu- 
riosity of those who listened. E. F. 
Dodge sang the prologue, after which 
he sat down on the old base drum, 
severely shocking both drum and 
audience. The play proved very 
taking. Mr. Dickinson as Laertes 
acted the courtier and lover most 
appropriately, and Mr. Bergen as 
Pomponius gave a most excellent 
conception of the heavy villain. The 
climax is reached when the entire 
court dies in the last act, while Pom- 
ponius still remains to see the effect 
of his revenue and dyingexclaims: 
"O bloody period! O sanguinated 
semicolon." The parts of Opertia 
and the King were taken by Messrs. 
Linuell and Becker. The fair 
Opertia won the hearts of all 
by her beauty, and the King's 
costume dazzled the assemblage. 
The music throughout the play was 
composed by W. H. Humiston. N. 
B. W. Gallwey, as stage manager 
rang the bell and pulled the cur- 

tain in two consecutive seconds. 
About $50 was realized. ' 'Laertes' ' 
has been enlarged and may be re- 
peated this term. 


Racine vs. Beloit at Beloit, April 2S. 
Lake Forest vs. Evanston at Evanston, 

April 2S. 
Racine vs. Madison at Madison, April 30. 
Evanston vs. Racine at Racine, May 5. 
Madison vs. Beloit at Beloit, May 5. 
Madison vs. Evanston at Evanston, May 

Madison vs. Lake Forest at Lake Forest, 

May 12. 
Beloit vs. Racine at Racine, May 12. 
Madison vs. Racine at Racine, May 14. 
Evanston vs. Beloit at Beloit, May 19. 
Evanston vs. Madison at Madison, May 

Lake Forest vs. Racine at Racine, May 

Beloit vs. Evanston at Evanston, May 

Racine vs. Lake Forest tit Lake Forest, 

May 2G. 
Beloit vs. Lake Forest at Lake Forest, 

May 28. 
Racine vs. Evanston at Evanston, June 2. 
Lake Forest vs. Beloit at Beloit, June 2. 
Lake Forest vs. Madison at Madison, 

June -1. 
Evanston vs. Lake Forest at Lake Forest 

June 9. 
Madison vs. Beloit at Madison June 9. 

Those wdio were so fortunate as 
to be at the home of Miss Rose Far- 
well on Wednesday evening, March 
7, reported a most enjoyable time. 
Supper was served early in the 
evening, after which came dreamy 
waltzes to the enchanting music of 
the orchestra; and other more varied 



amusements. The party was con- 
ducted on the leap-year plan, the 
gentlemen being waited on to their 
heart's content. The}- hemmed 
handkerchiefs, while the ladies 
sawed wood, prizes being received 
by those who obtained the quickest 
and best results. The company, 
which had convened in honor of 
Miss Farwell's birthday, dispersed 
at a late hour. 


Why does Miss F. wear a long 

Sally, how are you going to have 
your new spring hat trimmed? 

Hurrah ! for the sixty-five thou- 
sand dollar addition to our build- 

The Seniors passed a very plea- 
sant evening April 5th at the Rev. 
Mr. Mc Clure's. 

One of the Sophomores has re- 
turned from her vacation with a 
handsome diamond ring. 

Miss Grace Taylor, having spent 
three delightful months in Califor- 
nia, is now at her home in Hudson, 

No further answer is needed to 
the advertisement, found in our last 
number, for a new chestnut. One 
lias been offered and accepted in 
the shape of a splendid peanut 

The Pupils' Recital given at Fer- 
ry Hall. March 15th was much en- 
joyed by all present. The pupils 
did full credit to their teachers, 
Prof, and Mrs. Angelo De Prosse. 
The following program was carried 
out with great success. 

Piano — Marche de Jubilee (quatre 

mains) .... Xicode 
Bessie Hodge and Angelo De Prosse. 
Recitation — The Last Meeting of 
Pocahontas and the Great 
Captain (1616) . . Anon 
Estellc Durand. 
Piano — Menuet . . . Delacour 

Belle MacArthur. 
Vocal — "Greyport Town" . . Lohr 

Luella Camp. 
Fiano — Song Without Words . Spindler 

Helen Durand. 
Recitation — "What is Home with- 
out a M other." . . Forrest 
Gertrude Greenlee. 
Piano — Sonata. . . . Diabelli 

Lilian Moore. 
Vocal— "Little Maid of Kent." . Diehl 

Enid Smith. 
Piano — Prelude, Op. 28, No. 15. Chopin 

Grace Stanley. 
Recitation — "Thora." . . Boyescn 

Florence Durand. 
Piano — Fentaisie Impromptu. Chopin 

Juliet Rumsej^. 

Vocal Trio — "Summer Fancies." Mclra 

Misses Hodge, Hattie Durand 

and Webster. 

Miss Nellie Hecht, who, as the 
Stentorians remember, has been 
quite ill for some weeks past, may 
once more be numbered among the 
students of Ferry Hall. 

Miss Gertrude Greenlee who has 
been with us during the past two 
years has now left school, as in Mav, 



accompanied by her parents she ex- 
pects to start on a two years tonr 
around the world, first spending 
about three months in Australia. 
She will be greatl}- missed, as, with 
her winning ways and love of fun 
she has won the hearts of all. 

Miss Wood, a graduate of the 
Boston Conservatory of Music, has 
taken Miss Baker's place as a teach- 
er of instrumental music. 

woman's rights ! ! ! - 

Ferry Hall Parlor, March roth. 

( Parlor occupied by several cal- 
lers, one sitting with his back to- 
ward the door waiting patiently, 
when the door is pushed gently 
and the dignified Senior enters. ) 

Senior — Good evening Mr, D. 

Bold Soph, pointing to a chair — 
Good evening. Sit down. 

Senior indignantly — Aren't you 
going to rise? 

Soph, waxing bolder — No, there 
is a chair. Sit down. 

Senior — I will not. 

Soph — What will you do ? 

Senior — Return to my room. 

vSoph — You would not dare ! 

Senior, haughtily — We will see. 

(Exit Senior followed by the an- 
gry Soph.) 


Senior — Now that you have risen 
I might deign to return to the par- 
lor for a little while. 

With all the dignity worthy of a 
vSoph came the reply —I never give 
in to a woman. 

Senior, with head held high — Nor 

I to a man. 

Calmly the Senior walked up 
stairs, while the Soph shut the door 
with such a bang as was never be- 
fore heard in Ferry Hall, 

Oft times it gives a man a cold 
chill to get "fired." 

Miss May Downing of Carence, 
Jowa, is pursuing a course of study 
at the Seminarv. 

Miss Gertrude Ketcham was un- 
able to return to school on account 
of sickness. 

During the vacation Miss Flor- 
ence Hawes gave a party at her 
beautiful home in Kenwood, where 
many of the students spent a plea- 
sant evening. 

The Misses Colvin and Keller 
have removed to the cottage for the 
summer months. 


' ' Jess, ' ' revised by Haggard 

Pine is awfully afraid we'll put 
in a joke about him. 

How does the "Mikader" chart 
plan strike you John E.? 

Since last term the Academy has 
changed janitors. Mr. Marshall, 
who has been the janitor for so long, 
having left. Mr. Wilson fills his 
place and is very competent in that 


Lost Strayed or Stolen ! — A 
pony — color, black; branded on the 
fly-leaf "Burr Dick" — no halter on. 
Finder will return to Cicero class, 

Who poured that water down the 

stairs? Mr. did it. He told 

the Prof, that he was a kleptoman- 
iac. Poor boy, he meant aqua- 

Important Announcement ! — The 
new gymnasium apparatus will ar- 
rive and be set up July i '88 and on 
Sept. i, '88 will be taken down and 
sent back to winter quarters. 

It has reached us in an indirect 
way that "Judge" Frye says he is 
"going to hurt some one if they 
don't stop using his name in the 
Stentor." So boys you had bet- 
ter stop as there are plenty of other 
names on record and we can have 
them served up in some other style 
besides Fryes, 

Vacation has passed and we are 
all at work again. This term is the 
best of all the year for now come 
fine clays, out door games and, last 
but not least, the commencement ex- 
ercises and all that goes therewith. 
(We don't count the lessons of 
course. ) It is not known at present 
how large a class will graduate 
from the Academy. 

As the days go by the Academy 
students seem to dislike the "Half 
Holidays" more and more. We 
think that every student would pre- 
fer the whole of Saturday. When 
the change was made from Satur- 

day to the present way we were told, 
(we are certain of it) that if the 
majority of students disliked it they 
could change back. 

An improvement which might be 
made in the interior of the Academy 
would be to place new matting on 
the stairs, for that which is there 
now has been worn thread-bare by 
the "manly tread of countless feet." 
The "Rapid Transit Route" maybe 
well enough for cities but we don't 
think anyone would care to come 
down stairs by that route, especially 
with a pitcher or two in their 

The Academy Literary Societies 
are thriving finely, and some of the 
debates and also the debaters are 
quite full of enthusiasm (?) and 
some very good talks are made. 
Best of all in the line of amusements 
is the impromptu. One of the de- 
baters in the Tri Kappa Society 
wanted to know where commercial 
men and those who charged high 
prices for goods ' 'would spend their 
eternity." Josiah Bill you'd better 
look out! 

A 'Cad on one of his visits home 
was given a lecture by his father to 
this effect: "My son your reports 
are not what they should be and in 
the future I hope they will im- 
prove." To which Caddy responded: 
"That's right dad, glad to see you 
have got some back-bone, all we 
can do is to hope for the best. Grit 
vou know will do most anything." 


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" So will a horse whip ! " mur- 
mured the "old geut" with an an- 
gelic look in his eyes. 

Mr. Shinskey De Pole — So you 
lost your poor little dog, did you Mr. 
Frye? How did it happen? 

Frye — Street lamp 'xploded and 
he was killed, I 'scaped. 

Mr. Shinskej- De Pole (soothing- 
ly) — What a pity! 

We wish some of the boys knew 
what a pleasure it is to earn' water 
up four flights of stairs and then be 
met at the top with, "gimme some 
water' ' and then have a No. 1 1 paw 
grasp your pitcher gently but firmly 
and turn the contents into a wash- 
bowl, not your own, — "unalloyed, 

Have you seen the TEN (thousand) 
demy ? Well we have them in a 
nice lithographed volume, (which is 
railed "Hand Book of Regulations" 
being the forty-second edition re- 
vised and enlarged) which is 
" durably bound in a handsome 
cover," When we first started out 
we had "an only rule." This has 
become so popular until now it is 
the "general rule." This "general 
rule' ' has thrown out its roots and 
branches in the shape of divisions, 
sub-divisions, and amendments and 
it has grown and grown until it con- 
tains everything from Genesis to 
Revelation. And the 'Cads? well 
thev have groan and groan and 

groan until the}- contain every- 
thing from grief to sorrow. 


During vacation our printer tried 
to run a stove in connection with 
the office. Plucking up courage, 
(the 5'oung ladies being gone,) he 
ventured over to the Sem and 
requested the loan of a stove!! 
This request being granted, he se- 
cured the sendees of Uncle Dent 
and took the stove over to the ' Cad. 
He proceeded upstairs with his loan 
and then went down town and ex- 
pended his pocket money for the 
necessary appendages to it. Com- 
ing back, he placed it in position 
and proceeded to "fire up." All 
went well until Mr. Rowe of New 
York, entered his room, which is 
immediately above the office, and 
was there met with a vast volume 
of smoke. ' 'Er — wha — what — who 
is smoking in my room ? ' ' said 
Rowe. "Boys you are breaking 
regulations, get out of here." He 
tried to find the merry makers and 
came in contact with soot on every- 
thing he touched. Then he mut- 
tered, "It's the Sem stove," and 
then he reported to the printer. 
That worthy, whose ire was already 
at 112 in the shade, told him to 
"plug up the flue." Mr. R. went 
back and did as he was told. 
The result was that the stove be- 
gan to reverse the plan of its opera- 
tions and pour forth its its smoke 
into the office. The now exasper- 


ated printer, (with a short prayer) 
grasped the firey cast-iron monster 
in a eateh-as-cateh-can style and, 
dancing a wild and wierd waltz, he 
gave it a through ticket to terra fir- 
ma via the window. So ended the 
tragedy. The remains of this doer 
of evil was last seen walking off in 
the fond embrace of Frye, toward 
the college. 


John Negararian, of Constantino- 
ple, is taking the English language 
of a private tutor in our College 
this term. 

J. I, Bennett, a former student of 
Union College, has entered upon 
scholastic duties in L,. F. U., and 
will cast his lot with '91. 

'80. Rev. F. L. Forbes has re- 
signed his pastorate at Monticello, 
111., and accepted a call to Midland, 
Mich . 

'So. The J. B. L,ippincott Com- 
pany has just published "A Blind 
Bead — The Sto^ of a Mine," — a 
novel by Josephine W. Bates. Mrs. 
Bates was formerly Miss White of 
the class of '80. She has seen much 
of wild Western life since her mar- 
riage, and has put her observations 
into this volume. Her home at pre- 
sent is at San Diego, Cal. Mr. Bates 
is engaged upon a contract in con- 
nection with the Hotel Del Corona- 
do, at Coronado Beach, Cal. This 

hotel is said, by some, to be the 
largest and finest in the world. Mr. 
Bates' contract is to extend the 
beach by depositing sand which is 
dredged from the deeper water. 

'Si. Mrs. S. G. Wilson nee Rhea 
writes with interest of her work in 
Tabriz, Persia. Her fifteen mouths 
of residence there have familiarized 
her with the customs of the people, 
and the Armenian and Turkish 
languages, so that missionary work 
in the form of classes in the Boys' 
School, Bible work and prayer meet- 
ings for the women, and touring in 
the villages has become practical. 
Mrs. Wilson's piano is a great at- 
traction to the natives, and she has 
had to add to her occupations that 
of a music teacher. Her pupil is 
no one less than the wife of the 
Valialid, the heir to the throne. 
The princess is a mere child, young, 
undisciplined, and with the beauty 
of a Laila Rookh. The visits to 
the palace are always attended with 
great state, and it is hoped that this 
will prove an entree to not only the 
home but the hearts of the royal 

'84. Rev. E. W. St. Pierre, who 
with his wife sailed for Persia last 
fall, promises to be a useful mis- 
sionan T in Oroomiah.' The Russian 
consul visiting there was delighted 
to find an American with whom he 
could talk French so easily. This 
language is spoken by travelers, all 
the Ambassadors, and the educated 


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noblemen of Persia, and Mr. St. 
Pierre's thorough command of it is a 
most useful accomplishment, and 
one which will never be amiss. A 
letter from Mrs. St. Pierre describes 
sad scenes of the famine, but recent 
news tells of a mild winter and that 
this threatened trouble has been 

'85. Rev. Thomas E. Barr, of 
Beloit, Wis., visited Lake Forest 
during the vacation. 

'85. Rev, W. S. Shiells was 
graduated from McCormick Theo- 
logical Seminary, April 5. He has 
accepted a call to the church at 
West Point, la. 

'85. A. C. Wenban is reading 
law in Chicago, room 59, 107 Dear- 
born St. 

'86. W. E. Bates has returned 
to his land in Western, Neb. Ad- 
dress, Hull, Neb. 

'86. G. E. Thompson has ac- 
cepted a call for the summer to the 
Presbyterian church at Corunua, 

'87. G. D. Heuver will work 
during the summer at Iowa, Mich., 
under the Sunday School Board. 

- Prof. Griffin made a short visit in 
the East during the vacation. While 
there he met many prominent edu- 

Rev. J. T, Evans, formerly of '86 
was graduated from McCormick 
Theological Seminary, April 5. He 
has general charge of the State of 

Minnesota under the Sunday School 

Rev. Edgar P, Hill was gradu- 
ated from McCormick Seminary 
April 5. He was given one of the 
four addresses delivered by mem- 
bers of his class. 

Fred C, Smith, an old Lake For- 
est boy, is on a tour of the world, 
with the Drexel boys of Philadel- 

Miss Maggie Wyiie, a Ferry Hall 
graduate, has become the wife of 
Dr. Charles Cook, of Mendota, this 

John D. Pope is the leading law- 
yer of Friend, Neb. 

Fred M. Stephenson is runni g his 
uncle's stock farm near Menominee, 
Michigan. He spent the winter in 
the south buying stock. 

William Frye is the most promi- 
nent lumberman of Freeport, 111, 

Miss Maud Clisbee is teaching 
Latin near New York City, 

General College [Notes. 

Ninety-two of Yale's graduates 
have become college presidents. 

Amherst is the only college that 
has a billiard-room attached to its 
gymnasium. — Ex. 

Work on the college paper is ac- 
cepted as a substitute for one elec- 
tive in regular literary work at Har- 



Compulsory attendance at prayers 
is decidedly tyrannical and catholic 
in its nature. — University Reporter. 

One of the editors of the Dart- 
mouth is publishing a volume of his 
college poems. 

The base ball nine of the North- 
Western University has engaged a 
professional trainer. — Ex. 

Prof. — "What did Caesar say to 
his men when he saw the enemy 

Student — "Soc ct tii-um." — Ex. 

The glee club of Illinois College 
sang at Springfield lately and was 
very highly complimented by the 
city papers. 

The Mercury is urging Racine 
College authorities to get a printing 
outfit for printing their paper and 
the college manuscripts. It is now 
issued weekly. 

The trustees of Atlanta Universi- 
ty have refused to compfy with the 
law of the state, which forbids the 
co-education of whites and blacks, 
and thereby forfeit the state appro- 
priation. — Ex. 

Every class at Yale has four or 
five monitors, each of whom re- 
ceives $35 a year from the faculty. — 

We think that something more 
than this will have to be done be- 
fore our students are willing to serve 
as mentors. 

The prospects of the ball nine 
this year are very good, and the 
certainty of carrying off the pennant 
is an almost foregone conclusion. 
Much depends upon the first game 
with the Racine club. — Aegis. 

And also upon the succeeding 
games with the other clubs of the 

It appears to be the prevalent 
opinion that an exchange editor's 
only object in life ought to be to 
raise Cain among the several jour- 
nals which be has the opportunity 
to criticize; that the minute he is 
chosen for that office he should lay 
aside all courtesy, all common sense 
and all decency. No matter how 
unpretentious and modest a paper 
is otherwise, you will always find 
egotism in the exchange depart- 
ment. — Mon mou th Collegia n . 

Alma College, Mich., has a fac- 
ulty who must certainly appreciate 
college boys' idea of the faculty's 
authority. The justice of that col- 
lege is administered by the presi- 
dent as representing the faculty and 
a jury representing the students. 
Each class and each society elect 
one member apiece to serve on the 
jury. The term of office is one 
year. The verdict of fact of the jury 
must be agreed to unanimous^. 
The students by a petition can 
challenge the right of any person 
to sit on the jury. There is a writ- 
ten contract between the students 
aud faculty. 



Macalister college will not pay 
the tuition fee of those candidates 
for the ministry who use tobacco. 

The president of Beloit College 
keeps open house every Wednesday 
evening for all college students. — 

A Tennis League was organized 
last year between the University of 
Wisconsin and Beloit College. The 
officers of this league are desirous 
of extending the league to the 
neighboring colleges, especially to 
those which are now included in the 
Northwestern College Base Ball 
League. We hope the near future 
will find L- F. U. enough interested 
in tennis to enter such a league. 

In the United States one man in 
every two hundred takes a college 
course; in England one in every five 
hundred; in Scotland one in every 
six hundred; in Germany one in ev- 
ery two hundred and thirteen. — 

A Michigan farmer has written to 
the faculty of Yale: "What are your 
terms for a year, and does it cost 
anything extra if my son wants to 
learn to read and write as well as 
row a boat?" — Ex. 

The youngest graduate of Yale, so 
far as known is Charles Chauucey, 
1 792 , who was graduated at the age of 
fifteen years, twenty-six days, and 
afterward became a leading lawyer 
in Philadelphia. 


When rny winks in vain are wunk, 
And my last stray thoughts are thunk, 

Who saves me from a shameful flunk? 
My pony. 

The jockey's horse has feet of speed, 

Maud S. has feet of fame; 
The student's horse has none at all, 

But it gets there just the same. 

The commissary chanced to see 
Jones rise, with saddest air. 

And place a well filled cup of tea 
Upon the nearest chair. 

"Why are you doing thus?" he cried, 
To Jones, with lips compressed, 

"It was so weak," poor Jones replied, 
"I thought I'd let it rest. — Lafayette. 


"Who is she?" and "Who is he?" 

How often these queries are heard. 

But who am I ? Now answer, 

If you can, in a single word. 

Ah, you can tell of a stranger 

Whom you've known but a single day; 

You know the exact tastes and feelings 

Of your "neighbors over the wa}'"; 

You can judge their sayings and doings 

And you know when they're going wrong: 

But can you tell of yourself, sir ? 

Can you judge one you've known so long? 

Can you sa3', and say it with truth, sir, 

"I thoroughly know myself?" 

Can you say, now answer me truly: — 

"There was never a wicked elf, 

Which prompted me to actions, 

I know not why nor how, 

And made one feel that yesterday, 

I was a different man than now ?" 

Can you give reasons for deed and speech? 

Now answer yes, if you can, 

And I will grant you one of these: 

A fool or a happy man. — Aegis. 

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No country of its size in the 
world's history has demanded the 
attention of all nations so much as 
Ireland, especially at the present 
time. Individuals, families, cities, 
states, and political parties have ex- 
pressed their opinion and passed 
their judgment upon the Irish ques- 
tion; but the difficulty of under- 
standing it, in this country at least, 
is, that only one side of the ques- 
tion is seen. Ireland is represented 
as clad in rags, in one hand holding 
a blunderbuss, in the other a sher- 
iff's writ for eviction for back rent; 
in the background a mud hovel, an 
animal which once deserved the 
name of pig, and some half starved 
children returning from the beach 
with seaweed as the only procurable 
food. This is held out to the na- 
tions as an object for sympathy/ 
and in such a guise receives it. On 
the other hand England is repre- 
sented as the cruel taskmaster with 
rod in hand demanding "bricks 

without straw. ' ' This is held out 
to the nations as an object of odium 
and in such a guise receives it. 

Such is the general conception of 
the relations existing between Eng- 
land and Ireland to-day, but such is 
not a true picture; it is indeed the 
exception, not the rule. Let us in- 
vestigate the matter a little and see 
how true this picture is, and if true 
in rare instances at whose door lies 
the blame. 

We need not go further back in 
the history of Ireland than 1782, 
the year in which Ireland was grant- 
ed a parliament of her own, which 
she maintained for eighteen years. 

When England granted Ireland a 
parliament, she had no choice in the 
matter. Her wars with America 
and France demanded all her at- 
tention, and upon demand of the 
Irish party she relinquished her 
control over the parliament in Dub- 
lin, and Ireland had Home Rule. 
This proved a greater curse than 



ever British rule did. The Protes- 
tant party controlled the whole 
country. The Catholics who com- 
posed three-fourths cf the popula- 
tion were nothing more than slaves ; 
they could not vote at parliament- 
ary elections, or at vestries; they 
could not act as constables, sheriffs, 
or jurymen, or serve in the army or 
navy, or become solicitors, or even 
hold the position of gamekeeper or 
watchman; they could not own a 
horse above the value of £5. 
Schools were established to bring 
up their children as Protestants, 
they were excluded from the univer- 
sities, and were forbidden to act as 
schoolmasters or as private tutors, 
or to send their children abroad to 
obtain the instruction refused at 
home. These are but a few instan- 
ces of the restrictions placed upon 
the Catholics, and the picture of I re- 
land which has already been given 
applies admirably to this period. 
But let us glance at the nation as 
a whole during this period. If time 
would permit I could show in de- 
tail how each succeeding year after 
1782 brought fresh troubles to Ire- 
land, and also to England on Ire- 
land's account; first, regarding du- 
ties and customs, then commercial 
relations, then the agitation for 
Catholic suffrage, then the forming 
of secret societies by the Catholics 
for the protection of themselves 
against the inroads of the aristoc- 
racy. Then societies came into con- 
flict several times with the Protes- 

tant yeomanry, and for the five or 
six years which preceded the Union 
Ireland was the scene of a contin- 
uous warfare between religious fac- 

This warfare came to a climax in 
the rebellion of 1798, when the 
rebels were utterly defeated. Eng- 
land, who before this had made a 
proposal regarding the union of Ire- 
land to England which was refused, 
again brought forward the measure 
and presented it to the Irish parlia- 
ment. Petitions from both Catholics 
and Protestants w r ere forwarded in 
favor of the union, although the 
latter at first opposed the measure. 
but in 1800 the bill for the union of 
Ireland with Great Britain was 

What was the result? It freed the 
three - fourths of the population 
from the oppression and degradation 
to which the aristocrats had brought 
them and thus to a great degree un- 
ified the once divided population, 
placed law and its protection within 
their reach, and gave them the 
educating of their own children. 
Finally in 1829 O'Connell carried 
the Catholic Emancipation bill 
which extended suffrage and equal 
rights to the three-fourths of the 
population who had been enslaved 
by the corrupt aristocrac5 r . Land 
laws were adopted which had not 
their equal in Europe in providing 
for the rights of the tenant, to say 
nothing of the benefits of education, 
commerce, increased manufactures 



and capital until to-day, with the 
exception of Home Rule, Ireland 
stands on an equal footing with 
Great Britain. 

After this glance at the past his- 
tory of Ireland I will now turn more 
directly to the question, "Was Eng- 
land justified in refusing to grant 
Home Rule to Ireland in 18S6?" 

I have already scanned the his- 
tory of Ireland during the period 
when she had a parliament of her 
own ; I do not quote that as a repre- 
sentative parliament for it was not, 
it was a parliament composed of 
Protestants which then ruled Ire- 
land, and ruled it disgracefully and 
shamefully. But I do quote it to 
show you what a religious faction 
will do when it gets into power. At 
that time three-fourths of the nation 
was Catholic with no votes, and 
ruled by one-fourth Protestants with 
full power. Now two-thirds of the 
voters are Catholic and one-third 
Protestant. This also means two- 
thirds Home Rulers and one-third 
Unionists; why are the Catholics to- 
day so eager for Home Rule, they 
who petitioned for the Union in 1800? 
The figures which I have given 
you show the Catholics holding two- 
thirds of the votes, hence Home 
Rule would mean a Catholic govern- 
ment, and show me to-day a nation 
which has ever prospered under Ca- 
tholicism. But let us look and see 
what class of people make up this 
two-thirds. Official reports tell us 
that one-fifth of them can neither 

read nor write, and the great major- 
ity of the remainder are of the un- 
educated classes, coming chiefly 
from the least educated part of Ire- 
land. How few are the voices of 
any real importance heard advoca- 
ting Home Rule! After you mention 
the names of the authors, — Glad- 
stone. Parnell, and Morley, no influ- 
ential bodies are heard advocating 
it, but arrayed on the other side, 
which composes the one-third loyal 
minority, besides such leading 
names as Hartington, Salisbury, 
Bright, Chamberlain, Dicey, Mat- 
thew Arnold, Lecky, Goldwin 
Smith, Fitzjames Stephens, Froude, 
Beach, Cowper, and Bromwell, we 
have all the intellectual interests 
of the country, landed interests, 
trading interests, Episcopal synods, 
Presb3 r terian general assemblies, 
professional classes including mag- 
istrates, judges, and lawyers, and 
many enlightened Catholics, — all of 
whom vehemently protest against 
the dissolution of the Union, 

I will take, if you please, the men 
who represent the Irish party in 
parliament, led as they are by 
Messrs. Parnell, Dillon, Sexton, 
Biggar, O'Brien, McCarthy, Gray, 
and Dawson, men who sympathised 
with murder and rapine and total 
separation of Ireland from England; 
who spoke of the murder of Lord 
Cavendish and Mr. Burke as a jus- 
tifiable execution, not a murder; 
who supplied money from the Land 
League funds to buy the knives 



which slew these men, and then 
helped seme of the accomplices to 
escape; who commended the action 
of the dynamiters who tried to blow 
up Westminster Abbey and the Tow- 
er of London and other places; 
who have bound the tenants of Ire- 
land not to pay rent whether they 
are able or not, and then denounce 
the landlords and government for 
demanding what was due for 
many years. But you ask "what 
about Mr. Gladstone?" In my 
opinion and that of many others, 
Mr. Gladstone is like a kaleidoscope 
which b\ r turning makes the col- 
ored glasses assume different shapes 
and forms. Mr. Gladstone has as- 
sumed many forms during his life- 
time and the last turn brought him 
out in the shape of a Home Ruler, 
and he merely used orange and 
green colored glasses to do it. But 
the worst of it is that he is trying 
to pursuade everybody else, as well 
as himself, that orange and green 
will blend well together and har- 
monize. But they wont, never did, 
and never will. 

In 1 38 1 Mr. Gladstone spoke in 
the House of Commons upon the 
Home Rule question, as follows: — 
"I utterly protest cgainst it. I be- 
lieve a greater calumny, a more 
gross and injurious statement could 
not possibly be made against the 
Irish nation. We believe we are 
at issue with an organized attempt 

to override the freewill and judg- 
ment of the Irish nation. It is a 
great issue; it is a conflict for the 
very first and elementary principles 
upon which civil society is consti- 
tuted. It is idle to talk of either law 
or order, religion or civilization, if 
these gentlemen ( Parnellites) are to 
carry through the reckless or chao- 
tic schemes that they have devised. 
Rapine is the first object, but rap- 
ine not the only object. It is per- 
fectly true that these gentlemen 
wish to march through rapine to 
disintegration and dismemberment 
of the empire." This is Mr. Glad- 
stone's opinion when he didn't 
want the support of Mr. Parnell 
and his party. Yet two years later 
this same Mr. Gladstone co-operates 
hand in hand with the men he de- 
nounced so strongly, and brings in 
a bill for Home Rule for Ireland 
which but a short time before he 
condemned and protested against. 
But now he needs Mr. Parnell's aid, 
and does not refrain from joining 
hands with him to gain his ends. 
We also hear him now denouncing 
the present Coercion Bill as mon- 
strous and inhuman. Does he for- 
get that two years ago he carried a 
Coercion Bill through the House, 
the severity of which has never 
since been equalled, by which he 
imprisoned Mr. Parnell and two 
thousand of his followers and only 
because the}- were reasonably sus- 



pected, the bill refusing such pris- 
oners even a trial. 

Give Home Rule to Ireland and 
it would mean a court, an army, and 
a police controlled by the men I 
have described, as Mr. Dillon said: 
' 'Soon we will have the police un- 
der our control and then we will 
make our enemies feel our power. ' ' 
Happy outlook for poor Ireland! 
Home Rule also means no represen- 
tation in imperial parliament, it 
means custom duties and excise 
controlled, it means assuming part 
of the national debt, it means no 
voice to object to war. All these 
are true reasons why Home Rule 
should not be granted. 

Give me such men as Grattan, 
Flood, Curran, Fitzgerald, O'Con- 
nell, and Burke and I am a Home 
Ruler; but I care too much for my 
country to be even but one voice 
that would advocate Home Rule 
under such men as would now rep- 
resent Ireland. Parnell and his 
followers are alone responsible for 
the misery regarding the land ques- 
tion. The tenants and landlords 
would come to some arrangement 
by the laws of the land acts which 
would satisfy both if they were not 

prevented by the Nationalists from 
taking such steps. Of course there 
are some cases of bad landlords who 
ought to be punished, but they are 
exceptions, and I have heard tenant 
after tenant say: "God knows we 
would willingly come to some set- 
tlement with the landlords but the 
Land Leaguers won't let us." 

Therefore I maintain that Eng- 
land was justified in refusing to 
grant Home Rule to Ireland be- 
cause it was demanded chiefly by 
the ignorant classes; because the 
whole intellectual interests and 
people of the country petitioned 
against it; because of the character 
of the men into whose hands the 
government would fall; because the 
government would be a Catholic 
one; because it means a court, army, 
and police under the control of men 
not fit to govern; because it means 
no representatation in imperial par- 
liament, no control over excise and 
custom duties, no voice in the mat- 
ters of war, and the assuming of 
part of the national debt. 

With such an outbreak as this 
represents I think you will all agree 
that Home Rule is not the best 
thing for Ireland. 

N. B. W. Galwey, '91. 




To the student who has groped 
through the period of English lit- 
erature preceding Chaucer, it seems 
peculiarly fitting that the prologue 
of the "Canterbury Tales" should 
open with a description of spring. 
It is certainly refreshing, after read- 
ing dry and lifeless translations 
from the French or Latin, to take 
up the bright and delightful poetry 
of Chaucer. We have come to a 
poet who writes in the English lan- 
guage, handling it with the grace 
of a complete mastery. There is at 
last a basis for personal criticism 
and j udgment , and we are no longer 
dependent on the opinion of some 
German who expresses himself in a 
style more execrable and unintell- 
i gable than that of any whom he 

Such being the case a writer of 
less merit would be welcomed, and 
Chaucer with his gracefulluess, 
drollery, and at times touching pa- 
thos becomes at once a favorite, and 
the reader falls immediately into 
the spirit of his genius. 

The Canterbury Tales were the 
great effort of his life. No dates can 
be given for the different tales, nor 
is it known how long he was engag- 
ed in writing them , though we may 
suppose they occupied the closing 
decade of his life. The plan of the 
work may have been suggested by 

Boccaccio's "Decameron," though 
the idea was one well known to the 
writers of western Europe before 
Boccaccio w T rote. The object of 
Chaucer was to write a work which 
should be popular, and in which 
he could comment on the lead 
ing classes of the time whose 
peculiarities and weaknesses his 
keen observation so quickly de- 

The baud of pilgrims on their way 
to the shrine of St. Thomas a Beck- 
et at Canterbury was well suited to 
present all phases of society. It was 
no natural thing for a company to 
be composed of personages so diver- 
sified in character and occupation, 
nor were they always characterized 
by solemnity since all did not go to 
pray; some made it profitable, and 
the jolly host of the Tabard an- 
nounced that he would make the 
pilgrimage for the pleasure of go- 
ing with so merry a company. So 
at close of day we find Chaucer at 
Southwerk enjoying the good cheer 
of the Tabard, the remains of which 
were still to be seen as late at 1866, 
when it was torn down to make 
room for other buildings. Here he 
joins a company of nine and 
twenty sundry folk, pilgrims like 

A knight there was who loved 
chivalry, truth, honor, freedom, and 



courtesy, as squire he had his son, 
handsome and strong with manners 
well suited to win his lady's favor; 
with them one sturdy yeoman clad 
in coat and hood of green. 

A prioress also, coy and smiling; 
soft and rosy lips had she, a fore- 
head broad and fair, nor could her 
nun's dress lessen her coquettish 
charm. "Another nonne with hire 
hadde sche that was hire ehapel- 
l;rn and prestes three." 

A jolly monk, round and ruddy 
of face, no stranger to the pleasures 
of this baser life, a lord, full fat 
and in good point was he, a friar 
too, wanton and merry, biloved 
and familiar with every frankeleyn 
of the country round and ' 'eke with 
worthi women of the toun' ' for ' 'ful 
sweetly herde he confessioun and 
plesaunt was his absoluciouu." 
Thus lie describes his nine and 
twenty fellow pilgrims. 

These are more strictly types of 
the great classes of his day, the 
genu 3 rather than the individual, 
and yet they are not rough sketches; 
the contrary rather, they are real 
and perfect in an individuality 
which each sustains throughout the 
work. The characters of Chaucer 
form an historical portrait of the 
time, and present to the stu- 
dent of history a most vivid concep- 
tion of the society of that day. 

According to the plan of Harry 
Bailly, the jolly host, each pilgrim 

was to tell two stories going to Can- 
terbrny and two returning, and who 
should tell one the most pleasing 
should feast at the Tabard at com- 
mon expense. Upon drawing straws 
the lot fell to the knight to begin. 
Harry Bailly having meantime 
with refreshing modesty, announced 
himself referee. 

The tale was of chivalry and was 
held by all to be a noble story. 

This sentiment of chivalry is the 
central idea pervading the Canter- 
bun 7 Tales, and tales such as the 
Miller's and Reeve's do but height- 
en it by contrast. Chaucer was a 
mediaeval poet and a courtier writ- 
ing for the court, and so naturally 
took his inspiration from chivalry. 

His ideas and ideals were influ- 
enced largely by the conventional 
forms prevalent in the literature 
from which he drew. He levied 
boldly and freely on anything of 
other writers which stated his pur- 
pose, and yet everything left his 
hands with the stamp of originality. 

He has been called the heir ra- 
ther than the architect of his own 
fortunes, but he was not an heir 
who wastes the possessions left 
him; he took material as he found 
it and adapted it to his characters. 
The stories told by the different 
members of the party, he has 
grouped with rare tact, throwing 
in bits of dialogue or some sly jest 
which gives a connection to the 



whole and sustains the reader's in- 
terest and attention. His descrip- 
tions, energetic yet simple, show a 
thorough knowledge of nature and 
character, his imagery is generally 
bright and varied; his poetry 
breathes forth a geniality and spirit 
of fellowship which efface all bitter- 
ness from his satire. Chaucer looks 
upon the evils of his day with pity 
rather than the righteous indigna- 
tion of a moral reformer. In 
the tale of the poor parson 
he at times advances sentiments 
according with what was no- 
blest in Lollardy, yet he was far 
too politic to avow openly such 

The age of the mediaeval ro- 
mance poetry was in its decline and 
people were beginning to yawn 
over long winded recitals of marvel- 
lous deeds accomplished by invin- 
cible knights. Chaucer effectually 
ridicules this poetry in Sir Thopas, 
in which he narrates a tiresome 
succession of love scenes and deeds 
of chivalry until he is entreated 
by Harry Bailly to have mercy 
on the company and refrain. 

This host, by the way, is a jolly 
fellow, the life of the party, never 
allowing their spirits to flag. He 
was a sympathetic listener; not too 
easily shocked, in fact the typical 
hail fellow, and is one of Chaucer's 
immortal characters, not simply a 

person of the period but one known 
and recognized to-day. 

In reading the Canterbury Tales 
we are not pleased with the part 
woman plays. The Wife of Bath 
gossips with scandalous volubil- 
ity on the foibles of her sex; 
others of the company nar- 
rate stories of woman's incons tan- 
cy outraging all propriety. The 
clerk's tale of Griseldis pictures her 
patience to such an exaggerated de- 
gree that it seems a weakness of 
character rather than a virtue. 

A noticeable feature of Chaucer's 
stories, is the utmost deference paid 
to the "gentils." They tell no rib- 
ald tales, neither do others relate 
them at their expense. Chaucer 
was writing for popularity at court 
and this coupled with exquisite tact, 
kept him from writing anything 
displeasing to his audience. 

His success may be seen in the 
fact that it became quite the fad, if 
the term may be used, for the people 
at court to speak Chaucerian Eng- 
lish. He was a narrator of great 
genius, but the distinct individuality 
permeating all his writings opposes 
the high dramatic talent some crit- 
ics, ascribe him. He is alwa3*s mas- 
ter of his characters, never swayed 
by their passions. 

He may be called, however, the 
forerunner of the English novelist 
and dramatist. The Canterbury 


Tales made him one of England's 
great national poets and his genial 
humanity has placed him among 
the poets of the world, and time 

seems to add rather 
duct from his popularity 

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The debate in our contributors' 
department which has excited some 
interest is in this number brought 
to a close. We can not carry the 
discussion of a question through 
more than three numbers. The 
communication on "Examinations" 
was unauoidably left over from last 

A great deal of dissatisfaction is 
heard on all sides resrardius: the ex- 

ceedingly narrow limits allowed for 
Senior and junior orations. The 
Seniors say they can not express 
themselves and can not do justice 
to themselves, their class or the 
college, within such restrictions, 
and so we think their complaint de- 
mands consideration. It would be 
better to have fewer speakers and 
allow them greater liberty for ex- 

It is often difficult to tell just 
why we dislike to have other per- 
sons too solicitous of our welfare, 
and more especially why we can't 
endure the officious parental care 
and maternal oversight of certain 
persons, or community of persons. 
Certain it is that the feeling exists 
and very strongly too. We are will- 
ing and desirious to have the Fac- 
ulty guide and correct us; but when 
it comes to the town people, we, in 
plain English, wish they would 
mind their own business. The town 
people say this, the town people 
think that; they suspect something 
bad and insinuate something worse. 
Whether we are in our rooms, or 
our society halls; on the street, in 
the church or at receptions, they 
always have one eye of modest}- and 
another of propriety fixed upon us. 
We admire their foreign missionaiy 
spirit, but when they take the Col- 
lege for their mission, it is altoge- 
ther too foreign for our apprecia- 


Under the new regime, one of 
the pleasing innovations is that of 
the animal contest. Heretofore 
there was only one, the oratorical 
prize contest, and the three lower 
classes were admitted. Practically 
only Sophomores and Juniors took 
part; the Freshihen having neither 
training, experience, or courage to 
cope against Juniors. Now only 
Juniors enter the list in this contest 
and the Sophomores and Freshmen 
have what is called a prize declam- 
ation contest, the contestants being 
selected from the ten best in each 
class. We like the change. It 
gives theFreshies more of a chance. 
It arouses their enthusiasm; it cre- 
ates early a spirit for good delivery; 
it affords that practice before large 
audiences that i: so essential to a 
good orator. While the classes are 
small there is not much fear of stir- 
ring up any bitter class feeling be- 
tween the two lower classes, but as 
the college increases we think there 
will be a strong tendency that way. 
Although we like this change, we 
would discourage any other that 
.would s.ill increase the number of 
exercises at commencement. 

We were a little startled, at the 
close of chapel exercises a short 
time ago when Prof. Zenos, with a 
twinkle in his eye, informed us that 
he had some newly printed Rules 
and Regulations of the College 
which he would be pleased to hand 

to any who desired them. As we 
had heard very little about college 
rules for some time, and as the new 
"Ten Commaudire its'' of the Aca- 
demy were fresh in our minds, we 
were rather anxious to have a glance 
at our own. 

Well, we have them at hand; 
moreover, they have been explained 
and expounded. We do not find 
any extensive change as a whole. 
They are arranged in seven groups, 
a 3 follows: Admission, Attendance, 
Studies and Examinations, Stand- 
ing and Reports, Public Exercises, 
Societies, and General. 

At first, as is usually the case 
with youthful heads, we raised a 
hue and cry about the injustice and 
barbarity of even- other rule, but 
after calm reflection we saw the 
justice and necessity of having some 
rules, and the advantage of having 
them in black and white. We ap- 
prove of them as a whole, and think 
their number and spirit good. But 
we take exception to one or two. 
Now the "Mentor" clause under 
Attendance is decidedly objection- 
able. As far as we can gather the stu- 
dents' opinions on this clause, they 
are unanimously against it. Some 
have hinted that it would be shock- 
ingly immodest for the young ladies 
to bob their heads about in church to 
see if all the boys were there, and 
then the "town people" would die of 
shame. The reasons why we would 
go home first are so evident and 
numerous that it is needless to men- 
tion them here.. Co-education is not 



suited to eastern college rules. 

The other clause objected to at 
present is the one relating to society 
visiting; and yet it is not so much 
the nature of the clause as the rea- 
sons given for inserting it. Both 
the gentlemen and the ladies — and, 
it is whispered, guardians also, — 
desire to know if the only reason 
why they are forbidden to visit 
each other's literary societies is 
because it is immodest. Such a 
thought never occurred to them. 
What does the Faculty say ? 




To the Editors: 

The two adjuncts of scholastic 
life most displeasing to the student 
are the lecture and the examination. 
Far be it from me to say that college 
life should be a bed of roses. But 
let us look at the examination as it 
is in our college, and see, if possible, 
in what way it is useful and in what 
way defective. The studying 
up of a subject — the " cram " — 
always precedes examination. It 
is inevitable. It is not reasona- 
ble to expect a student, at the 
end of three months, to remember 
everything he has studied during 
that time. So from two to eight hours 
is spent in hasty review, with the 

stupendous aim of having every- 
thing in a subject at the tongue's 
end, and with the general result of 
getting nothing clearly. Such a 
method violates all the rules of 

An examintion may fix a question 
indelibly in the student's mind, but 
dees it ever do as much for the 

Then, if the examination is on a 
difficult subject, and there is no 
time for the "cram," students are 
inclined to "crib," and to argue 
that this is justifiable. Though the 
argument is drawn from wrong 
premises, still it produces harm, 
since students believe and practice 
it. I need not enter into the injus- 
tice of "cribbing" — an injustice to 
both professor and student. Suffice 
it that it has been practiced, is 
practiced, and no doubt will con- 
tinue to be practice^ 1 , as lc.n^ ;s ex- 
aminations are what they have 

At least four days at the end of 
each term are taken up b} T examin- 
ations, which follow each other in 
undignified haste. Could not the 
student get more benefit from class 
room work during this time ? 
Would not the careful study of even 
a single topic be far more beneficial 
in its results than the dyspepsia 
arising from the improper assimi- 
lation of facts for examinations? 
And not only his mental status, 
but his physical condition would be 
ameliorated. Watch the students 
coming out of a three hours' exam- 



ination. Pale, haggard, with just 
enough breath remaining to revile 
"that awful examination," they 
scarce look the pictures of healrh 
of which our L,. F. U. is went to 
boast. Well for them it is that two 
weeks' vacation follows examina- 
tions. They need it. 

Would not the worthy professor 
be more worthy if he exhausted in 
solid instruction a tithe of the in- 
genuity he displays in selecting 
easv(?) questions for examinations? 

Those who claim to know may 
argue that daily marks are no en 
terion of a student's work as a whole, 
and examination is the only solu- 
tion of the difficulty. Just give the 
student a chance in daily recitation. 
Don't mark him zero because he is 
uncertain on one single point of the 
recitation. Try him from several 
points, if he fails in one. Ourclasses 
are small enough to admit of this 
method. Further, how can an ex- 
imation be a criterion, when it is 
always preceded by the chaotic 
"cram" and too often accompanied 
by the clandestine "crib"? 

Is it not an argument against ex- 
aminations that not only all the stu- 
dents but part of the Faculty see 
their evils and are opposed to 
them ? 

If we must have examinations, 
why not have them at the end of 
each month's work, or even more 
frequently, instead of piling them 
all on at the end of the term ? This 
would give the student a chance to 
acquire real knowledge, the ground 

gone over being essentially small 
and fresh in the mind of the stu- 
dent, and the "cram" at least sys- 
tematic, if necessary at all. 

I have addressed this article to 
your excellent paper, not because I 
wish to find fault with old institu- 
tions, not that I have a passion to 
see my words in print, but because 
this subject is of common interest, 
and I have taken note of it in its 
various phases, besides having had 
some personal experience. 


To the S ten tor: 

It grieves me to see the spirit of 
antagonism shown by all parties in 
the articles concerning Foreign Mis- 
sions. Christian sentiment has been 
expressed in words cruelly severe; 
truly not a fitting garb. 

Presuming that I know the spirit 
and sentiments of the writers I send 
a few lines. 

"Bony" protested against Chris- 
tian exclusiveness. Some have in- 
terpreted it to have a bearing against 
Foreign Missions, and yet I know 
of no one more ready to go to the 
field than "Bony," provided he 
knew the Lord would have him 

Miss "Spray" had an article in 
the following number in which 
some sarcasm was indulged, much 
sentiment was expressed, but no 
reasoning. The last paragraph of 
her article is an example of the ex- 



clusiveness against which the pro- 
test was made. 

Mr. Gallwey misinterprets the 
purpose of "Bony," and proceeds to 
answer while placing him upon the 
wrong platform. "A prophet hath 
no honor in his own country, there- 
fore go to a foreign country, 'Bony, ' ' ' 
says Mr. Gallwey. Let the love of 
God constrain us, not honor. We 
do not suppose, n ( ay we know that 
honor does not prompt the Foreign 
Missionary Association to action. 
But be careful not to instill the 
wrong notions into those whom you 
would enlist. 

It is well that these subjects 
should be discussed but in their dis- 
cussion do not forget that we are 
Christians. Sentiments may be in- 
dulged but let practice prevail. 

Now let us close by singing 
"Blest be the tie that binds." 


Ouk. ITote Book. 


The new cover of the Stentgr 
seems to be universally liked. 

And so all the Faculty are old in 
the business ! Bachelors and all ? 

We might have had a tragedy to 
chronicle in this number, only 
"Reddy" failed to jump off. 

Prof. Griffin informs us that the 
current month has been one of the 

dryest spring months he ever knew. 
Let's go out and have somethin'. 

A frail, languid dude of Toulouse 
Otic;? rode on a railway caboose. 

There occurred a collision 

Which caused his division 
In pieces too minute for use. 

Mr. John Meeker High, of '91, 
is under the care of his physician, 
owing to a serious difficulty of his 
visual organs engendered by too 
close application to the study of 

There was a young Soph in the College 
Who said: "There's a highway \o 

So he harnessed his steed, 

And proceeded with speed 
To ride Virgil's pony in College. 

The discussion was in regard to 
the law of attraction and repulsion. 
Professor — ' ' Observe, class, that 
when the prize-fighter hits his op- 
ponent in the face, the face hits 
back with equal force. Yet the head 
is the more injured, since the hand 
is much harder; the fighter soaks 
his fists in pickle for weeks, to 
make them hard. ' ' 

Very Bright Junior— "Well, what 
is the matter with having his oppo- 
nent soak his head?" 

Rev. Dr. Smith, of Evanston, de- 
livered a lecture on "Our Unknown 
Neighbors," at Ferry Hall on May 
3rd. Though the threateniugweatli- 
er prevented a large audience, it 
did not prevent those present from 
enjoying Dr. Smith's development 



of the character of Sandy, the typi- 
cal Scotchman, and the many an- 
ecdotes in connection. 

Wanted ! — A tennis outfit at 
Mitchell Hall. 

Prof. —"What is the date of the 
reign of Louis XIV?" 

Student — "Oh, he lived during 
the mediaeval period!" 

A "seventh daughter of a seventh 
son" appeared to a Junior not long 
since and wanted to tell his fortune. 
As his was not big enough to tell, 
he summoned Hyde, laying the case 
before him thus: "Eddie, this lady 
is a palmist — a prognosticator, as it 
were. Pay her twenty-five cents and 
learn the future of the Prohibition 


How dear to this heart are the rules of 
our College. 
When fond recollection presents them 
to view ! 
What restrictions were put on all 
branches of knowledge, 
And talking, and sleeping, and exercise 
The widespreadiug law and the profs 
who stood by it; 
The sections and paragraphs awful to 
The rage of the students, who "never 
would try it,"' 
And e'en the poor mentor we drowned 
in the well ! 
The old soupy mentor, the brazen 

bound mentor, 
The moss-covered mentor we drowned 
in the well ! 

Dr. Seely knows good music 
when he hears it. A trio of College 

boys, headed by a notorious Soph, 
went over and serenaded Ferry Hall 
one evening, singing everything 
from "Hole in the Bottom of the 
Sea," to the "Hair Cut." The 
faithful watch dog hid in the ravine, 
and finally Dr. S. came to the res- 
cue and suggested from the window: 
"Come, come boys, haven't we had 

A Freshman says that the roses 
in the " '91 " at the Freshman ex- 
hibition were "not made, but artifi- 


Lepahc: noun: a meeting of stu- 
dents presided over by two profes- 

Elur: noun: result of lack of 
investigation, and what has been 
heard around town. 

KnulF: noun: same as zero. 

Rotnem: noun: relic of the dark 
ages recently unearthed near Eake 
Forest, and found to be very poorly 

Reporp: adjective: action of 
young ladies in going together to 
prayer meetings. 

Reporpmi: adjective: action of 
young ladies in going together to 
society meetings. 

Elttat: noun: property of some 
people whose brains are smaller 
than their mouths. 

Tuesday evening, May i, the 
Freshmen class gave their declama- 
tory exhibition in the College chapel. 
The Faculty, as judges, selected five 

i 9 4 


of the twelve speakers to represent 
the class in the contest of com- 
mencement week. Those chosen 
were Messrs. Danforth, Gallwey, 
and Dansden, and Misses Phelps 
and Reid. Besides the speaking, 
which was excellent throughout, 
the solos and the class song written 
by Mr. Gallwey were all good. The 
class acquitted itself nobly at its 
first exhibition, and if the Sophs 
surpass them, they must needs rise 
early. We print the program in 

Piano Solo, - Schuman Novellette in D 
<W. II. Humiston. [Minor. 
A. I. Anderson, - - Reply to Corry. 
Wm. E. Danforth, The Demon of the Fire. 
Miss Florence S. Raj'tnond, - United in 

Miss Mary A. Davies — Selection, - Jean 


Song, Class of 91. 

Double Quartette. 
J. H. McVay, - - Galileo Galilei. 
E. F. Dodge, Massachusetts and South 


N. B. W. Gallwey, - - - Idols. 

D. S. Lansden, - Military Supremacy 

[Dangerous to Liberty. 

Piano Solo, ------ 

Miss Juliet Runisey. 
Miss Florence L. Phelps, - The Engi- 
neer's Story. 
Miss Grace Reid, - The Cry of the 

H. D. Stearns, - Responsibility to the 

A. M. Welch, - Action. 

Solo, - - - Out on the Deep. 
N. B. W. Gallwey. 

Upon invitation of Mr. Aubrey 
Warren, the members and some of 
the many friends of the Athenaean 

Society meet at his pleasant home 
on Friday evening, May 6. It was 
an informal occasion. A short musi- 
cal and literary program was 
well received. After the program, 
delectable refreshments were served, 
and then dancing, games, and con- 
versation occupied the attention of 
those present until the company 
separated. W. H. Humiston added 
materially to the entertainment by 
presiding with his usual ability 
at the piano. In addition to the 
members, the presence of the follow- 
ing young ladies was noted: Misses 
Juliet and Lucy Rumsey, Rose Far- 
well, Estelle Durand, Harriet Ma- 
gill, Hattie Durand, Grace Reid, 
Nellie and Florence Durand, Sophea 
Rhea, Grace Stanley, Annie Flack, 
Florence Phelps, Jennie Wilson, 
Julia Ensign, Bessie Sutton, Ma- 
mie Stanley. The reception was 
highly enjoyable, and was a success 
in every way. 

A part of the second nine went to 
Waukegan April 28, to play the 
nine there, and although Manches- 
ter did noble work in the box, strik- 
ing out 21 men, the score was 8 to 
6 for Waukegan. 

The gentlemen who compose the 
Racine ball nine came down and 
played our nine a practice game on 
Saturday, April 21. The day was 
rather raw, and the crowd felt the 
coolness especially. The visiting 
team went to bat and scored five 
runs on three base hits the first in- 



ning, before our "colt" battery 
(Scofield and Clapp) got down to 
business. The first inning for Lake 
Forest was a one-two-three strike- 
out, all on account of a little up- 
curve of Lunt's. The next inning 
gave Racine a run, but for Lake 
Forest was a repetetion of the first 
save that Yohe went out on a foul. 
In fact, Lake Forest gained nothing 
until the sixth, when base hits by 
Scofield and O'Neill, and errors by 
Strong and Lunt brought O'Neill 
and Wells across the plate. In the 
seventh, Wise and O'Neill each 
made the tour of the bases. Mean- 
time Wickham's runs in the fourth 
and seventh, and Dearborn's in the 
seventh made the score 9 to 4. In 
the eighth Becker bunted the ball 
over the right fielder's head for 
two bases, and came home on an 
error by Alward, and Yohe's base 
hit. Yohe then clambered down to 
second, and came home on two wild 
pitches. This ended the run-get- 
ting for both sides, and the game 
stood 9 to 6 at its close. 

Lake Forest. 

ab r i b sb po a e 
Wells, ib 5 1 o o 13 1 1 
Becker, rf 4110000 
Scofield, p 40.101112 
Yohe, ss 4111231 

Clapp, c 4002433 

Denise, cf 4000000 
Wise, 3b 4100421 
O'Neill, 2b42ioi20 
-Stroh, If 4000200 


ab R IB SB PO a e 
Wickham, c 5 3 o 4 14 2 , 3 
Lunt, p 5 1 o 2 1 17 4 

Dearborn, ib 5 2 2 1600 
Kershaw, ss 4 1 1 1300 
Alward, 2b 4 1 1 1 1 o 1 
Strong, 3b 4110124 
Gibson, cf 4011000 
Gilmore, If 4 o o o 1 o 1 
Watson, rf 4000000 


39 9 6 10 27 21 13 



Lake Forest 00000222 0-6 
Racine 5 1010020 0-9 

Umpire, C. S. Holt. Time, two 

Space will not allow a full ac- 
count of our first league game at 
Evanston, April 28. The Evans- 
tons put in a patent, reversable, 
double-back-action umpire, contrary 
to Article VIII. of the league con- 
stitution. The game was protested. 
We give the score below : 

ab r ib sb po a e 
Moulding, 2b5iooi32 
Walston, c 5 3 3 1 6 5 1 
Barnes, cf 5310000 
Ridgway, ^5330001 
Chapin, lb 5 2 3 6 15 1 1 
Zeublin, If 4212300 
Rogers, 3b 4123121 
Haagenson,ss4 o 1 1 1 6 2 
Kirk, p 4011087 

Total, 37 6 4 3 27 22 

Total, 41 15 15 14 27 25 15 



Lake Forest. 

ab r i b sb po a e 
Wells, ib 6 2 1 1 12 o 1 
Becker, 3b 6122110 
Scofield,ss&p5 1 o 3 1 4 3 
Yohe, p&2b 5 1 o o 1 10 1 
Parker, 2b &ss 5 1 1 1020 
Wise, c 5211832 

O'Neill, cf 5322103 
Stroh, If 5131000 

Denise, rf 5100000 


47 13 10 ir 24 20 10 


1 23456789 

Evanston 20100372 *— 15 
Lake Forest 23100140 2-13 
Earned runs — -Evanston 4. Lake 
Forest 2. Two-base hits — Walston, 
Ridgway, Parker, Base on balls — 
Evanston 1 ; Lake Forest 6. Passed 
balls — Walston 7 ; Wise 2. Wild 
pitches — Kirk 1 . Left on bases — 
Evanston 4; Lake Forest 7. Struck 
out — by Kirk 7 ; by Yohe 7 ; Sco- 
field 5. Time of game — Two hours. 
Umpire — Noyes. 

Parker made a two-base hit at 

Stroh led the batting at Evanston 
— three base hits. 

Prof. Vance remarked: "I did 
say that I would be ashamed of our 
nineifthey were defeated by the 
Evanstons, but after seeing the 
game I am not ashamed of them in 
the least. ' ' 

Dr. Seeley, who takes a great in- 
terest in base ball, attended the Ev- 

anston game, and was heard to s&y 
after it: " I have attended a great 
many ball games, but never one 
where there was such abominable 
umpiring as that." 


Work on the new building is now 
well under way. 

Miss Liunie Fernald lately made 
us a short visit. 

Miss Anna Kela is pursuing a 
course of study at Ferry Hall. 

Miss Gertrude Greenlee spent a 
few days with us. 

Miss Magill who has been quite 
ill for a few days is convalescent. 

The Chorus Class under charge 
of Prof. De Prosse now meets Mon- 
day evenings. 

A horse answering to the des- 
cription of Burr Dick has been seen 
straying about our premises. 

Misses Luella and Mayme Camp 
attended a wedding at their home 
last week. 

Three new tennis courts and 
other enjoyable games add to the 
pleasures of spring. 

Miss Lyman and Miss Conger 
spent last Sunday in Chicago at the 
home of the former. 

The officers of the Jean Ingelow 
Society for the spring term are: 
President, Miss Marquita Corwiu; 



Vice-President, Helen Lyman; Se- 
cretary, Miss Jessie Rood; Treasur- 
er, Miss L,ena Snell; Sergeant-at- 
Arms, Miss Gertrude Ellis. 

Notice ! — All persons knowing 
themselves indebted to me will 
please call and settle at once. 

— B. M. 

Miss Cora Munson left us this 
week. She will spend the next few 
months in travel. Her many friends 
here wish her a delightful trip. 

Prof. Grey of Highland Park be- 
gins a series of lectures here in 
May. This course promises much 
pleasure and profit. 

Miss Adelaide Muhlke, one of 
our former students, sails soon for 
Europe where she expects to spend 
the coming two years. 

Miss Nellie Mitchell who has 
been absent for several weeks on 
account of illness is now with us 

One Sunday morning Dr. Seeley 
was very pleasantly surprised on go- 
ing to his office to find the desk 
covered with roses; a gift from his 
-Sophomore class. 

Sophomore Craze ! — Another of 
the Sophs, not willing to be outdone 
by her schoolmates, celebrated her 
eighteenth birthday and now wears 
a diamond equal to the one spoken 
of in the last number. 

Miss Gertrude Ketcham, who, on 
account of poor health, has not been 
able to return this term, spent part 

of last week with us. She hopes to 
be able to resume her studies within 
two weeks. 


At ten o'clock 
Put me me in my little bed! 

At ten o'clock 
Pillow soft my curly head! 

At ten o'clock 
Blow out my little glim! 

At ten o'clock 
Fall shadows soft and dim ! 

You had better learn that little 
stanza John E- 

"How sweet the moonlight sleeps 

upon this bank! 
Here will we sit, and let the sounds 

of music 
Creep in our ears; soft stillness and 

the night 
Become touches of sweet harmony. 


At the last meeting the literary 
societies of the Academy elected the 
following officers for the present 
Tri Kappa. 

President, Robt. C. Burchell. 

Vice President, W. D. McNary. 

Secretary, N. H. Burdick. 

Tueasurer, G. S. Gooding. 

Sergeant- at- Arms, M. Scudder. 
Gamma Sigma. 

President, C. H. Phillips. 

Vice President, G. W. Nichols. 

Secretary, C. G. Macklin. 

Treasurer, R. H, Crozier. 


The societies have their exercises 
every three weeks and cordially 
invite their friends to attend when- 
ever it is convenient, 

Antiquated Junior (College) to 
Prof. — "Is there any place where 
absolute cold exists?" 

Prof — "Never mind Mr. B. you'll 
never find it." 

There is one advantage to be 
gained in L,ake Forest Academy 
which is rarely attainable in any 
other school, and that is the issuing 
of pass cards for each individual 
study when finished. These cards 
are of great value as they are a cor- 
rect record of all work done. 
They are also a secondary diploma 
and will be accepted at their face 
value in other schools if a pupil 
should chance to change. 

One evening last week, a few of 
the Academ3^ boys thought they 
would like to take a walk; so in the 
course of events seven boys slipped 
out one by one and met on the 
banks of our beautiful ravine. They 
wandered about enjoying the works 
of nature until they came to the 
public park that stretches away in 
the distance by the side of the rail- 
road track. "Come," said Bonus 
the orator, "let us be seated on this 
beautiful fence, while I expound 
the doctrine of Watt and Aristotle 
concerning the stars. Look! there 
in the south is the star of the north 
which guided the ancients — " "L,et 

us go down to the church bridge," 
said one interrupting the speech. 
"Agreed," said the others. No 
sooner were they nicely settled in 
their new position, than a light 
buggy rapid^ advanced, and as it 
came up they saw it contained — the 
principal ! He noted the smiling (?) 
countenances on the bridge and then 
remarked "strange, very strange." 
"B — bo — boys we had better va — 
vamouse," said Bonus, "and take a 
run for the 'Cad." "I'll be walked 
on," said W. Duncan, as he disa- 
peared in the foliage. "Do you sup- 
pose I can get in through the win- 
dow," said Whale looking at his 
diminutive person, "had to come 
out through the double doors," he 
mused. Fifteen minutes iater and 
the gay (?) party was lurking in the 
shadows of the 'Cad. Then caa^ 
a moment of suspense. Some got 
in the 'Cad and some didn't. The 
"some didn't" stayed out doors all 
night, and one slept in the reception 
room on the Pine floor. 

Alumni md Personal. 

'79. Those who watch for evan- 
gelistic news will have seen fre- 
quent mention of Rev. B. Fay Mills. 
He is at present in Indianapolis, 

'So. Rev. W. O, Forbes is hard 
at work as pastor of his church at 



Albina, Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. 
Forbes "rejoice over the arrival of 
their second little girl. ' ' 

'83.. K. J. L,. Rossis at present 
engaged in the insurance business 
in Portland, Oregon. He was re- 
cently elected ruling elder in the 
Calvary Presbyterian church of that 
place. In June he goes to Spokane 
Falls, Washington Territory, as 
cashier of a savings bank. He has 
been active and useful in Y. M. C. 
A. work. 

'S3. Rev. J. W. Millar delivered 
an address on "Early Mediaeval 
Missions," before the Presbytery of 
Bloomington, at its spring meeting. 

'84. The First Presbyterian 
church of Peoria, of which Rev. N. 
D. Hillis is pastor, is about to erect 
a new church building. The new 
house will be large and handsome, 
and will occupy a good location. It 
will be built 0/ brick upon a stone 
foundation, with stone trimmings, 
slate roof, and stained glass win- 
dows. The total seating capacity 
will be six hundred and seventy-six, 
and the cost of the building will be 
forty thousand dollars. A son has 
been lately born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Hillis. While driving a few weeks 
ago, Mr. Hillis was thrown from 
his carriage, receiving a broken leg 
and being severely bruised. 

'86. B. D. Holter will preach 
during the summer at Georgetown, 
Delaware. Mr. Holter and Mr. 

Thompson take exercise and recre- 
ation on bicycles. 

'86. W. E. Bates has had his 
land claim contested, but has esta- 
blished his own right. He may go 
to Princeton Seminary next fall. 

'87. The address of G. D. Heu- 
ver for the summer is Ionia, Mich. 

Rev. E. P. Hill has accepted a 
call to the Reunion Presbyterian 
Church of Chicago. 

J. W. Doughty ma}' enter the 
Sabbath School Mission work for 
the summer in northern Michigan. 

C. E. McGinnis will do Sabbath 
School Mission work during the 
summer in the Presbytery of Em- 
poria, Kas. 

Dr.Seeley, principal at Ferry Hall, 
has issued a book with the title, 
"Grube's method of Teaching 
Arithmetic." It is an exposition 
of Grube's theory with illustrations 
of the method of teaching number 
in accordance with it. The princi- 
ple upon which the work is founded 
is that all mathematical knowledge 
is based upon immediate observa- 
tion, and therefore must pro- 
ceed from the concrete to the gen- 
eral or abstract by means of innum- 
erable examples. In view of this 
the teaching of arithmetic is made 
to correspond and keep pace with 
the capacity and growth of the 





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MAY, 1S8S. 

No. 9. 


The picturesque beauty of north- 
western England is due to the num- 
erous lakes cradled among its hills. 
The most important of these, Lake 
Windermere, is dotted with many 
islands remarkable for their soft, 
rich beauty, but its wooded shores 
are utterly devoid of that wildness 
and sublimity which characterize 
most of the other lakes, except at 
its north end, where rise high moun- 
tain peaks. 

The eastern and western banks 
are bounded by gentle eminences 
luxuriantly wooded, and the villas 
and cottages peeping out from 
among the trees give a homelike as- 
pect to the scene. 

Of LakeGrasmere, situated near, 
Mrs. Hemans writes: 
"Oh vale and lake within your mountain 

Smiling so tranquilly and set so deep, 
Oft doth your dreamy loveliness return, 
Coloring the tender shadows of my sleep 
With light Elysian; lor the lines that 

Your shores in melting lustre seem to 

On golden clouds, from spirit lands re- 

Isles of the blest, and in our memory keep 

Their place with holiest harmonies." 

Near these lakes, in a country 
made charming by the presence of 
numerous other lakes of similar 
beauty, lived Wordsworth, the rep- 
resentative of the Lake School. He 
was born at Cockermouth in 1770; 
was graduated at Cambridge in 
1 79 1, and practically began his lit; 
erary career in 1799. 

Wordsworth is among the most 
voluminous of English poets, and 
few of them have more decided char- 
acteristics. He adopted a new theory 
of poetry and in his works gave it ex- 
treme illustration, although at first 
he suffered the harshest criticism. 
Unjustly by some, has he been 
looked upon as founding a new 
school of poetry, and giving birth 
to a new era. But as Bascom says: 
"Though not the first, he is the 


highest and most central summit in 
the mountain range skirting the 
new realm of poetry, and stands 
disclosed, quiet, serene, eternal, in 
the clear transforming light of an 
earnest, reflective imagination." 

According to the principles of the 
school, he wrote with a view of 
violating and condemning as 
far as possible the diction of 
the eighteenth century, in fact he 
took as much pains to avoid the 
diction as others did to produce it. 
"For, " he argued, "the poet thinks 
and feels in the spirit of human pas- 
sions, and differs from other men 
only in the fact that he thinks and 
feels more rapidly without any im- 
mediate external excitement, and 
has a greater power of expressing 
the thoughts and feelings produced 
in him in that manner. His paint- 
ings of men and of nature must show 
deep perception of truth, and to do 
this fully they must be true to life 
and speak a common language." 

Accordingly, the first canon of 
Wordsworth's poetry is simplicity; 
his second, fiat poet'c diction is, or 
ought to be, the same as that of 
prose. The latter principle he mod- 
ified as his views expanded. 

At first the social and political 
forces were as keenly felt by Words- 
worth as the poetical ones, though 
his own strong will and the influence 
of a beloved sister enabled him to 
temper them to moderation. Hewas 
a meditative and reflective poet. He 
loved to present the emotional force 

of the world, and his spiritual na- 
ture is admirably displayed in an 
extract from his "Ode to Immortal- 

'"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; 
The soul that rises with ns, our life's 

Hath elsewhere its setting 
And eometh from afar; 
Not in utter nakedness, 
But trailing clouds of glory do we crime 
From God who is our home." 

Wordsworth is especially un- 
dramatic, for it is not the surface 
play of events that occupies him, 
but the secret nature of the soul. 
He above all others calls for a sym- 
pathy of his readers with himself, 
and such are the characteristics of 
his poetry that the reader can readily 
respond to the call. 

Throughout his works there is an 
austere purity of language both 
grammatically and logically. A per- 
fect appropriateness of words to 
meaning; the thoughts are derived 
not from books, but from the poet's 
own meditative observation; there 
is great strength and originality 
shown in single lines and para- 
graphs; there is a perfect truth of 
nature in his images and descrip- 
tions; a meditative pathos, a sym- 
pathy for man as man permeates 
his works, and says Coleridge, "I 
challenge for this poet, the gift of 
imagination — imagination in the 
highest sense of the word." 

Such were the characteristics of 
Wordsworth's poetry created in a 
country where the silent poetry of 


nature gave inspiration to the writer; 
a poetry created by one whose indi- 
vidual characteristics were such as 
to enable him to bring forward only 
pure, noble, and elevating thoughts, 
and whose aim was to present these 
thoughts simply with clearness and 

Can it be doubted that the in- 

fluence of such poetry has been ex- 
tensive? Ah no! The writings of 
Wordsworth and his school have 
had an influence on the poetry of 
the age which has been beneficial 
as well as extensive, for they have, 
more than any others, tended to 
spiritualize modern imagination. 

Mary L. Phelps, '89. 


It is as true of economics as 
of geology, that there are no dis- 
tinct dividing lines, so that we can 
say, "here ends one epoch and this 
next year a new one commences." 
The growth from the time when 
each family produced and manufac- 
tured all that it needed, to the pre- 
sent, when the division has been 
carried so far that one man forms 
the seventh part of a pin, has been 
a gradual development. Yet in 
this line of progress we can point to 
periods when one feature of the sys- 
tem has been prominent. 

During the centuries before steam 
was introduced, the workmen under 
the training of the guilds, developed 
the industries as far as they could 
be carried without the aid of some 
power. When this agent was in- 
troduced manufactures took a long 
stride forward. England, from her 
position and resources, naturally 
took the lead in the production and, 
for a time, supplied the world with 

nearly all that it needed. This was 
the last epoch which to-day we be- 
lieve we are leaving behind us. The 
reason for this is very plain; other 
countries began to manufacture, and 
now it results that England no lon- 
ger has a monopoly. In fact it has 
been suggested that the time is 
coming when each nation shall do 
its own producing and its own con- 
suming. This is the view of Prince 
Krapotkin; let us see whether this 
can come about. 

France, Germany, Russia, Aus- 
tria, Italy, India, and the United 
States formerhy drew the larger part 
of their manufactured goods from 
England; still there was some pro- 
ducing going on in other places. 
France monopolized the silk pro- 
duction; England the cotton and 
iron industries; Belgium and Hol- 
land, together with England, man- 
ufactured woolen goods for the 
world, while for watches we went 
to Switzerland; but what is the con- 


dition of affairs now ? 

The silk industry of southern 
France is killed, and those who for- 
merly made their living by this 
means are now supported by the 
government. Russian manufactures 
in 1 86 1 were valued at ,£36,000,000, 
In 1 88 1 the output reached 1,300 
millions and in 1884 the total was 
1,556 millions. This was almost 
a dead loss to England, bringing 
about the result that in the last 
ten years her manufactures have 
fallen off one-fourth of their entire 
value! Russia now imports only 
one-fifth of the entire amount of 
manufactured goods which she con- 
sumes, and in a few years she will 
produce all she needs and yet be an 
agricultural nation. Germany and 
France are fast following along the 
same line, while even India, which 
used to take one-third of all cotton 
goods which England exported, 


stricted markets together with a 
widespread diminution in our ex- 
ports such as has not occurred dur- 
ing the last half century." "Our 
customers have either become poorer 
or buy in other markets." While 
our author sums up with the words: 
"It is evident that we are suffering 
in an exceptional manner; it is due 
to causes not acting on former oc- 
casions and the agencies that helped 
us before, do not act now." He is 
correct: other nations are beginning 
to produce, and there is not such a 
demand for her goods — as Prince 
Krapotkin puts it: "Decentraliza- 
tion has set in." No one nation is 
hereafter to do all the producing. 
yet we hesitate when he goes on to 
say that the time is coming when 
every country will manufacture all 
she needs. 

England with her thirty millions 
raises two-thirds of all the errain 

now produces them to the value of she consume-, and it is estimated 

,£3,500,000 besides having under- 
mined the jute trade of Scotland. 

Thus it is evident that the time 
when one country supplied the 
world is passing away. 

But what will England do when 
her outlets are gone ? Her home 
markets are overstocked, her foreign 
markets are escaping, while in neu- 
tral markets Britain is undersold. 
A most disastrous showing. Her 
economists realize the situation as 
is shown by such expressions as 
these: "There is a universal com- 
plaint of diminished profits and re- 

that with proper cultivation she 
could feed all her people, if there 
be no increase. But this is not all 
that is necessary. England wants 
cotton goods for clothing, and she 
cannot raise the cotton; she wants 
iron for her manufactures and she 
must draw this from Sweden; she 
needs sugar, but if she attempts to 
produce this she must take land 
from her grain fields and this 
means that she must import grain. 

She can not get on alone; no 
country can be entirely self-support- 
ing. England must have the pro- 


duce of other conntries and to ob- 
tain this she must manufacture, 
above hsr own wants, enough to 
exchange for these commodities. 
Thus no nation can ever get on 
alone, yet year by year less and less 
will be imported and more and 
more produced at home. Because 
we furnish a market for nearly all 
we produce, and produce nearly all 
we need, is the reason that we feel 
less than England the industrial 
depression which is general. 

The trade of Britain will never 
reach its former proportions. Home 

production for home consumption 
shall be the law of our industrial 
system in the future. 

The nearer we approach to this 
standard the less we shall be de- 
pendent upon other nations and 
the less shall we be subject to trade 

Each country will manufacture 
only that in the production of which 
she excels, the rest of the world us- 
ing her own raw material and im- 
porting that only which she can not 
produce. This will be the future 
of our industrial system. 

S. A. Benedict, 'S3. 


Have veil ever kissed the Blar- 
ney stone ? This is the question 
generally asked by every Irishmen 
of those who have visited the Em- 
erald Isle. It is no easy task as 
some well know. In order to reach 
the magic stone one must be held 
by the legs and feet down over the 
outside of a wall one hundred and 
twenty feet high. The process is 
attended by some uncertainty and 
peril, but can be done as many will 
readily testify. 

Five miles out of Cork by jaunt- 
ing car takes one to old Blarney 
Castle, a relic of the fifteenth cen- 
tury, a massive stone tower with 
winding stairs, underground pas- 
sage and all the other inconven- 
iences that must have made these 
dwellings the dispair of ancient 
housekeepers. Cromwell besieged 

and captured this castle years ago, 
and now it is fenced in by barb wire 
to keep the tourists out. 

Lord Blarney, or some one else, 
makes a six-pence out of every vis- 
itor, but the sweet Irish view from 
the old tower is well worth the 
money. About a quarter of a mile 
away is the lovely little lake of 
Blarney. Those who are so unfor- 
tunate as to be dropped in a wild 
attempt to kiss the stone one hun- 
dred and twenty feet above the 
ground are kindly cared for at an 
extensive hydropathic establish- 
ment two miles away. This is a 
popular and elaborately equipped 
healing place, and the driver of the 
car confides the interesting fact that 
more matches are made there than 
in Heaven. 

N. B. W. G. 








Editor-in-Chief, . . J. J. Boggs, '88 
Business Manager, . A. G. Welch, '89 
Local, . . . Keyes Becker, '89 
Alumni and Personal, C.H.French, '88 
Exchange, . . B. M. Linnell, '89 
Advertising; . . G. A. Wilson, '89 

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The seniors in elective Biology un- 
der Prof. Locy are enjoying their 
work very much. We have heard 
it said by thote \\l:o knew, that 
"Prof. Locy is a brick." 

We understand that some of the 
town people were offended at one 
of the editorials in our last issue. 
Perhaps we were too severe, too 
plain spoken, but we only said what 

we thought, and you will surely 
grant us that privilege. We may 
be wrong; indeed we would be 
very glad to find our thoughts and 
impressions in this regard are mere- 
ly the results of our own imagina- 
tion. If we have misjudged you, 
we humbly beg your pardon. But 
since we spoke from five years of 
personal experience and careful ob- 
servation ; since we but mildly 
voiced the feelings of all the stu- 
dents who attended the College 
during that time ; since we but this 
term have had the criticisms of the 
"town people" hurled at us from 
the official chair, and but yesterday 
heard of shamefully untrue reports 
circulating through the town about 
the doings of the Mitchellites; and 
since we all claim to be ladies and 
gentlemen, and do act in accord- 
ance with our claim as much as 
in us lies, we think our judg- 
ment has a pretty firm foundation. 
It is well, sometimes, to say just 
what we think, for we then give 
others an opportunity to show us 
that we think wrongly of them and 
their motives. Nov- please show 

Lake Forest is indeed a pictur- 
esque little village. Its natural 
ravines varying- in breadth and 
depth and running in all directions; 
its artistic and well-kept gardens; its 
handsome and inviting dwellings; - 
its winding, everchanging, inter- 
laced streets; its beautiful lawns and 



primeval trees, all are virtues which 
Lake Foresters can rightfully aud 
proudly boast belong to their vil- 
lage, and theirs only. But — would 
we could we leave out these bids — it 
is marred by one bad feature, it is 
disgraced by its miserable sidewalks, 
— its spike-protruding, loose- 
planked, toe-stubbing, sun mersault 
causing, serenity-breaking side- 
walks. The roads are far more even 
andfeafe. It is not ourselves but 
our bruises and gaping wounds that 
cry out for new sidewalks. 

Paul Hull's description of this 
village in the Morning News of 
May 14, only does it justice and 
n Jthing more, notwithstanding a 
back-woodsman, a stranger to the 
name and real existence of the village 
would feel inclined to call it a just 
and beautiful description of an 
Eden where live many Adams and 
beautiful Eves. But in his cut and 
description of the College, Paul left 
ont one of the most conspicuous 
features of our campus. He utterly 
ignored our "co-educational" side- 
walk that stretches entirely across 
the College grounds. He lost a 
splendid opportunity for drawing a 
beautiful and pregnant figure; a sig- 
nificant analogy between the 
"straight and narrow way that leads 
to life eternal" and the narrow, two- 
planked, tight-roped sidewalk that 
leads to soiled shoes, sprained an- 
kles and bad words. Our College 
has lately taken a boom. Big men 
are beginning to take notice of and 
visit it, and next commencement we 

expect the village will be filled with 
Chicago's great men. Now as some 
of these men are as big corporally 
as they are "reputationally," how 
are they ever to walk, much less 
pass, on our College sidewalk? 

The town has bad sidewalks but 
the College has worse ones. Beware, 
dear friends, for "by their walks ye 
shall know them. ' ' 

Almost everyone , can remember 
how, in the days of his attendance 
at the common schools, there used 
to be a feeling of antagonism 
between teacher and pupils, as if 
they were natural^ each others 
enemies. Their relation seemed to 
be one of constant and more or less 
open strife to gain the advantage of 
each other. Such a state of affairs 
if entirely unavoidable would not 
be thought to exist above the lower 
grade of schools, but unfortunately 
it appears sometimes as if the status 
were the same in college; as if the 
faculty and students thought them- 
selves necessarily hostile to each 
other. This opposition and mutual 
distrust exists, we feel sure, 
because neither party under- 
stands sufficiently well the true po- 
sition of the other or the motives 
which actuate it. That this liabili- 
ty to error and consequent conflict 
may be removed, itis necessary that 
faculty and students be brought 
into closer relations, coming thereby 
to know better each other's feelings 
and opinions on all matters of im- 
port in the management of the col- 



lege. In the different colleges suf- 
ficiently progressive to try to pro- 
duce this effect, many plans have 
been adopted. There is one we 
should like to suggest for our own 
college, as an experiment at least, 
and that is that there be a representa- 
tion of the students at the faculty 
meetings to take part in their delib- 
erations as a consulting body if not 
to vote. A committee of this kind, 
consisting of one or more of the 
most mature and judicious of the 
students, could exercise a wonder- 
ful power in harmonizing those 
forces which even in the best regu- 
lated colleges sometimess cause an 
unpleasant friction. Knowing by 
this means each other's sentiments 
and their causes, both faculty and 
students could work more intelli- 
gently. This having to work under 
a system of management and dis- 
cipline iii which we have no voice 
is essentially the same as the old 
principle of "taxation without rep- 
resentation" which we supposed 
was thrown aside a century and 
more ago. 

With representation of the stu- 
dents at Faculty meetings there 
should also be an organization of 
the students themselves. The rep- 
resentative committee in our scheme 
should be elected by, and report to, 
a kind of general association of the 
students, who by being thus organ- 
ized could better co-operate with 
the Faculty and also attend to those 

interests which are not of such im- 
portance as to come under Faculty 
control. Such a body might well 
be composed of all students who 
would pay annual dues of an 
amount sufficient to cover their 
share of expenses for college athle- 
tics, subscription to this paper, and 
expenses for such other affairs' of 
general interest to the College as 
may arise. So this body would take 
the place of all athletic associations, 
paper associations, oratorical asso- 
ciations, etc., etc., and would have 
complete control over those various 
enterprises. Standing committees 
could be elected each year to have 
the immediate direction of these 
things, as, an editorial committee 
to edit and publish the paper, one or 
more to manage the athletic inter- 
ests of the College, one also for law 
and order, for not the least import- 
ant function of an association like 
the one in view would be to dis- 
pose of some of the nuisances which 
render life a burden in the dormi- 
tories, especially during the winter 
term. We believe that an associa- 
tion of this nature would also be 
beneficial in another way: it would 
give the students practice in the ad- 
ministration of affairs in a wider 
field than the literary societies. We 
have noticed that the students of 
some colleges have for the sake of 
this very practice combined their 
literary societies or united them oc- 
casional)}' on the "Senate" plan. 
We are not in favor of combining 



our societies, but we think it would 
be an advantage to have all stu- 
dents come together in this way in 
regular business meetings at times 
as definitely fixed as of the society 




Occasionally in college circles the 
question is asked, "How far has a 
student a right to form and express 
opinions with regard to a professor?" 
It is undeniable that with the more 
conservative element in the "profes- 
sorial" ranks, the free expression of 
such opinions is distasteful. The 
old theory was that the student, so 
long as he was a student was in 
bonds and subject. Consequently 
any expression of adverse opinion 
with regard to those in power was 
frowned upon. But is not the time 
for this gone by? The college men 
of to-day are, when they leave the 
senior class, very much the same 
men they will continue through 
life. If they will ever be able to 
estimate character, some of that 
power is present in the student. 
Besides the circumstances of a stu- 
dent gives exceptional opportuni- 
ties for judging of personal charac- 
ter. If the professor is in some re- 

spects peculiar, there is no one so 
quick to appreciate that fact as the 
student to whom that peculiarity is 
daily displayed. If the professor is 
at heart a gentleman, and in his 
conduct toward students kind and 
considerate, nowhere will his pos- 
sible eccentricities be more gently 
dealt with than among students. 

Professors should not fear the 
expression of any legitimate opin- 
ion which students may have. The 
world will not come to an end be- 
cause of it. The thing which is of 
moment is not the expression of the 
opinion, but fact of the opinion 
and that remains, however much 
the expression is limited. 



Should one be condemned for 
theorizing ? Why should he ? The- 
orizing is only considering and 
formulating the truth. The com- 
mon tendency is to attach great im- 
portance to practice. But practice 
is only correct when it is based upon 
the truth, and is it not impossible 
thus to base practice upon the truth 
unless that truth is rightly appre- 
hended and formulated by the mind? 
Such apprehending and formu- 
lating of the truth we have 
just said is theorizing. What we 
wish to show at present, is, that 
there is a reciprocal relation exist- 
ing between theory and practice, 


Practice is right when in accordance 
with correct theory. Theory justi- 
fies practice, but practice can never 
establish theory, for formulated 
theory is only the expression of 
that which has always existed. 

In view of this it seems too bad 
that so many people underrate the 
value of theor)\ A classical course 
w T ill develop a perception of the- 
connection between theory and 
practice if anything will, yet many 
classical students will say: "We 
have so much theory that it hin- 
ders our practice. ' ' 

Theory alone, is of course value- 
less, but so is practice. If the one 
is barren of result, the other is pro- 
lific of mischief. The unthinking 
zealot is not to be placed above the 
visionary theorizer when results are 
counted up, whether those results 
be of positive evil wrought or of 
positive good prevented. 'That at 
which everyone shou'd aim, then, is 
a happy combination of these two 


Que. ¥ote Book. 


Who'd be a Freshman? /// 

All commencement orations are 
limited to 800 words. 

Archie M. Welch has left us. He 
will return next fall. 

A young lady presumably bright 
was heard to remark: "I didn't 
know Shakespeare wrote the 'Com- 
edy of Terrors.' " 
"Those little birds," aFreshiesaid, 

"Are only migratory; 
When it gets warm, if they're 

not dead, 
They'll fly to 'Eadradorv.' ' 

The pretty opera of "The Doctor 
of Alcantara," will be given in 
June under the auspices of the Ath- 
enaean and Zeta Epsilon societies. 

The new members of the Sten- 
TOR editorial staff, as elected are: 
Editor-in-Chief, A. G. Welch; busi- 
ness manager, ; local, 

; alumni and personal, 

Grant Stroh; exchange, H. Z. Du- 
rand; advertising, N. B. W. Gall- 

wey. The new staff will begin their 
work with the July number. 

As "Josiah Bill" was arranging 
caramels artistically on top of a 
blacking brush and interspersing 
ink bottles with some of Noah's 
hardtack in his show case the other 
day, a very nice ycung lady came 
tripping in and said: "Mr. S. have 
I any 'bill' here?" Bill turned three 
of four different prima^ colors, and 
said that she had not, but that he 
could probably furnish her with 
one cheap, as it was leap year. She 
got her receipt. 

Prof. Gray gave us the first of his 
promised course of lectures on 
"Electricity," at Ferry Hall on 
Thursday evening, May 10. He 



discoursed to a large audience on 
the subject of "Crook's Tubes" and 
introduced several experiments il- 
lustrating a few of the many mys- 
teries of this topic. Prof. Gray is 
considered the best authorit3 r on 
electricity in our country. He is at 
work upon the "telautograph, " an 
instrument which writes by electri- 
city, and which will probably sup- 
plant the telephone. 

Professor of Elocution: "Mr. L,. 
how would you express denial?" 

Mr. L,. : "Well, I hardly know; 
I think I should make it personal. 
(He arises and speaks with much 
force) You are a liar!" 

Prof: "Yes that ^rather personal, 
I think. Now Miss V. I will give 
you one you can do; you may ex- 
press contempt." 

It is a shame that such a good 
pitcher as our nine has, does not 
o-et better support. But what can 
we do? We should have been prac- 
ticing all winter, as the other nines 
in the league have done, but we 
have no gymnasium. The weather 
all through April and a greater part 
of May was was either too cold or 
too wet for practice. Nothing but 
errors and poor batting lost the first 
two games for the nine. It wont do 
to start the season this way another 
year. A decent gymnasium alone 
will save our base ball necks, A 
club would be phenominal which 
could win without practice. 

The Sophomore declamatory 
contest occurred in the College 
chapel Tuesday evening, May 15. 
The chapel was tastefully decorated 
with flags and flowers, and the ten 
Sophomores who spoke did credit 
to themselves and the class of '90. 
Those chosen to represent the class 
at Commencement were Misses Far- 
well, Goodale, and Stanley, and 
Messrs. Stanford and Steel. The 
entire class displayed its wonderful 
declamatory powers by reciting in 
unison a poem for the occasion. Of 
the ten contestants fcr com- 
mencement, five are young ladies 
ynd five young gentlemen. We give 
the program: 

Music. Duet, — 

Misses Siekels and Stanley. 
"The Future of America," — 

J. I. Bennett, Jr. 
"The Blessed Damosel," — 

Miss Rose Farwell. 
"German Love of Independence," — 

Mr. H. C. Durand. 
"Battle Scene from Ivanhoe," — 

Miss Abbie Goodale. 
"Toussaint L'Ouverture," — 

Mr. Wm. C. Godfrey. 
Music, Vocal Duet, — 

Miss Stanley and Mr. Steel, 
"The Wreck,"— 

Miss Mary McNair. 
"A Legend of Bregenz," — 

Mr. G. E. Stanford. 
"An Order for a Picture," — 

Miss Grace Stanley. 
"Briar Rose," — 

Miss Gracia Siekels. 
"Lasca," — 

Mr. G. H. Steel. 
Music, Piano Solo, — 

Miss Grace Stanley. 



Remark of Sophomore: "I shall 
think of my class on the 4th ofjuly, 
at least!" 

The Misses Ensign have changed 
their place of residence from Chica- 
go to Oak Park. 

During the remaining weeks of 
the present term the Misses Davis 
will make Mitchell Hall their 

The Y. M. C, A. officers are as 

President, B. M. Iyinnell. 
Vice-President, W. C. Godfrey. 
Recording Secretary, H. W. Jones. 
Corresponding Secretary, J. E. 

Treasurer, A. I. Anderson. 

The Mitchell Hall Y. W. C. A. is 
officered as follows: 
President, Miss Goodale. 
Recording Secretary, Miss McNair. 
Corresponding Secretary, Miss 

Treasurer, Miss Phelps. 

A few problems for Dr. Seeley's 
next arithmetic: — 

Given a double quartet and four 
books. How distribute the books ? 

Given a brick. How will you 
look through it? 

Given a young lady with her foot 
caught in a hole in the sidewalk. 
What strength of Steel is required 
to cut her loose with a pen-knife in 
ten minutes ? 

The shot-gun not being loaded, 
and the dog being a minus quantity, 

what is the best method of elimin- 
ating serenaders? 

The following Committees of the 
Faculty have been appointed : 
On Discipline — 

Dr. Roberts, 

Dr. Wilson, 

Prof. Griffin, 

Prof. Zenos. 
On Athletics — 

Dr. Roberts, 

Prof. Locy, 

Prof. Halsey, 

Prof. Cutting. 
On Scholarships — 

Dr. Roberts, 

Dr. Wilson, 

Prof. Kelsey 
On Public Exercises — 

Dr. Roberts, 

Prof. Halsey, 

Prof. Baldwin, 

Prof. Cutting. 
On Programs for Examinations — 

Prof. Zenos, 

Prof. Halsey. 

Those members of the Senior 
Class who elected Metaphysics and 
Contemporary Philosophy report 
themselves as very much pleased 
with the work. The subject is a 
vast one and demands more time 
than is or can well be allotted to 
it. Prof. Baldwin has not attempted 
to cover the whole subject, but has 
aimed to give to the class a clear 
statement of the position, rank, 
and importance to-da} ? assigned to 
Metaphysics, together with a de- 



fence of our fundamental intui- 
tions. Although Prof. Baldwin is 
a young man his discussion of ma- 
terialism is the work of a master. 
His lectures combine to a remarka- 
ble degree force and beauty, concise- 
ness and clearness. He is ever fair 
and courteous to those with whom 
he differs, while yet he does not 
hesitate to attack and point out 
their errors. The subject is proba- 
bly the most difficult one in the 
curriculum and Prof. Baldwin 
certainly deserves commendation 
for his masterly treatment of 


Slide! Slide! 

Gimme de mitts! 

Now you're away! 

Trow de ball right here! 

Can they rattle Yohe ? Oh, no! 
no! no! 

Stroh split his finger in the Madi- 
son game. 

A steal home — "Reddy's" recent 

A two - bagger — Johnnie H.'s 
spring pants. 

Mister Umpire! Keep dat man 
from blockin' de base! 

Saturday afternoon, May 19, the 
Waukegan Blues came down to 
play our University nine. They 
were somewhat defeated, the score 
being 28 to 7. Scofield pitched and 

Royce and Denise took turns as 

May 12 was a cold day for Lake 
Forest. Madison defeated our nine 
by a score of 8 to 3. Sullivan um- 
pired and not a decision was ques- 
tioned. We publish the score of 
the game: 

ab r ib sb po a e 
Swinburne, 2b 6 1 2 2 1 1 o 
Williams, p 5 1 i» 1 1 14 2 
Waldo, c 20141131 
Mc Cully, cf 5 o 1 o 1 06 
Simpson, ib 5 2 o 2 10 o o 
Harper, rf 4100000 
Sihler, If 4112000 
Mc Coy, 3b 5 1 2 1 2 1 o 
Spencer, ss 4 1 o o 1 2 1 

Total, 40 8 8 12 27 21 10 

Lake Forest. 

ab r ib sb po a e 
Wells, ib 2 2 1 o 10 o 1 
Becker, cf 3 1 1 o 1 1 1 
Scofield, ss 40002 1 3 
Yohe, p 4 o 1 1 1 11 5 

Wise, c 4000830 

Parker, 2b 4010342 
O'Neill, 3b 30001 1 1 
Stroh, If 2001001 

Denise, rf 3000100 


29 3 4 2 27 21 14 

Monday afternoon, May 21. Our 
nine went to Racine, where they 
played with the club there, losing 
the game in the ninth inning. Both 
clubs played loosely, as the figures 

2I 4 


will testify. There were no brilliant 
plays on either side: 


ab r ib sb po a e 
Wickhara, 2b 4 1 0002 1 
Lunt, p 5 1 o o 1 17 1 

Alward, 3b 5 3 2 1 2 1 3 
Dearborn, ib 5 1 2 o 10 o 3 
Kershaw, ss 4 2 1 3022 
Strong, c 3 1 o 1 13 2 4 
Gllmore, If 4 1 o o 1 o 1 
Watson, cf 4000001 
Whallon, rf 4 1 20000 

Total, 38 11 7 5 27 24 16 

Lake Forest. 

ab r ib sb po a e 
Wells, ib 5 2 1 2 11 o 1 
Becker, cf 51 10222 
Scofield, ss 5202323 
Yohe, p 5 1 o 2 1 7 1 

Wise, c 5013460 

Baird, 3b 4 o 00 o 2 2 
O'Neill, 2b 4 2 1 3 4 2 3 
Royce, If 4 1 o 1 o o o 
Denise, rf 3 1 0000 1 

Total, 40 10 4 13 25 21 13 


Ah there my complexion ! 

Mr. Wood spent the past week 
with his sister, Miss Wood, who is 
teaching music here. 

Rev. Mr. Fulton of Phoenix, Ari- 
zona, spent the Sabbath with his 
daughters, Fanny and Mamie. 

It is rumored that the ravine near 
the Sem is haunted. On almost any 
dark night mysterious lights may 
be seen there. 

Miss Francis Brown, much to the 
regret of her many friends has left 
us to spend a few months in Dakota 
for the benefit of her health. 

Prof. Grey of Highland Park 
commenced his series of lectures 
here May 10. The second of this 
series wall be delivered May 24. 

Miss Ray's mother and sister, 
after a delightful trip in the West 
have returned to this city. They 
will remain here until the latter part 
of next month, when they expect 
to sail for Europe. 

Miss Grace Carswell spent Sunday 
at her home in Evanston. Her pa- 
rents who have been spending the 
winter at their home in the south, 
have returned to Evanston for the 
summer months. 

A few nights ago some of the 
young gentlemen .while whistling 
on the lawn, were astonished to 
hear the Doctor say in awe-inspiring 
tones: "Boys are you whistling 
for me?" 

"They start, they move, they seem 

to feel, 
The thrill of life along their heels, 
And spurning with their feet, the 

With one tremendous frightened 

They leaped into the ravine's arms. ' ' 



May 10, Dr. Seeley delivered a 
lecture on "Temperance" at Wau- 

Friday, May 18, the young ladies 
gave a masquerade party. 

May 11, Dr. and Mrs. Seeley gave 
a reception in honor of the Senior 
Class. It was pronounced by all 
to be the pleasantest reception ever 
given at Ferry Hall. 



Did you enjoy the stroll? 

Report in the office! 

Who smokes Cubebs? 

A black chesnut, — Toussaint 

Play ball by the pond — lose your 
ball — swim for it. 

Who runs the Gamma Sigma? 
President or Critic? 

H. S. Killen, of Chicago, is tak- 
ing a course of study at the Acad- 

The Academy boys have secured 
the grounds and laid out a new dia- 
mond to practice on, near the frog 

Academia the "students' club," 
"entirely controlled by the students." 
Attendance at meetings compulsory. 

Membership ditto! 

Pine is having a large number of 
misfortunes lately. First — he is at 
Academia. Second — someone has 
accused him of trying to raise a 

Prof. — In what form did we first 
find the horse of the present age ? 

' Cad — In form of a duplex with 
three toes. 

Prof. — Stop! See me after class! 

A dog strayed into the Chapel 
the other morning during Bible 
Study and, strange to relate, he had 
a better record of behavior during 
the time he was in than some of the 
boys did. 

The 'Cads imagine that they 
much to "kick" about, but they 
certainly should kick when it comes 
to being compelled to patronize Sun- 
day trains, especially when a week 
day train can be taken just as well. 

The following clipping might ap- 
ply to some Academy boys: 

Boys, if you don't quit smoking 
cigarettes you will have the amau- 
rosis angina pectoris hypocondriasis 
loeomotorataxy, which will make 
you feel sick. 

It is said that the Academy is go- 
ing to have a large number of stu- 
dents next year, larger than any 
previous year. L,ake Forest Acad- 
emy is the place for those who wish 
to .ludy; "quiet rooms and halls at 
all hours." 



When the older boys of the Acad- 
emy go out for a walk and get tak- 
en in, it is a serious offense but when 
any of the younger pupils do the 
same thing, it is only a few hours 
restriction. Equality in all like 
cases is more needed than anything 

A 'Cad was heard to murmur in 
his dreams one night the following 

"She took me by the hand, 
And while we were gazing at the 

'Don' came through the yard, 
And took us by surprise." 

That old stump down by the Sem- 
inary front, was taken for a fair 
Sem the other night, and as we 
watched and listened a youth stole 
gently up to it! A second later and 
"sold" reached our ears. Old Don 
turned the whites of his eyes up 
to the moon and howled. 

We do not take much stock in a 
person who does about what he 
pleases with other people and their 
property, in what he calls practical 
jokes, and who when anything in 
the same line is done to him, 
either whines like a baby, or else 
is going to thrash the whole Acad- 
emy. If you make jokes, expect 
to receive their equivalent. 

Our campus is looking very nice 
now owing to the efforts of Frye 
to keep clipped it and raked. If 
I,ake Forest University has any- 

thing in the line of beauty to be 
proud of it is its large campus 
which is so tastefully laid out and 
which presents such a pleasing ef- 
fect to the beholder. 

It was reported last week that 
a few of the Academy boys affronted 
some young ladies during prayer 
meeting in the Academy Chapel. 
This we positively deny. The stu- 
dents of Lake Forest Academy are 
and always have been courteous 
to every young lady of L,ake 
Forest. We think that the 
boys have a truer spirit of manliness 
in them, than to be uncivil to any 

The breakfast hour of Academia 
has been changed to 6:30, instead of 
7 o'clock as formerly. The students 
on the whole are well pleased with 
the change as it gives them an hour 
of recreation between breakfast and 
study hour. One of the pupils ob- 
jected to the change in a very flow- 
ery speech, ending — "and I tell you 
Mr. President that when it rains we 
wont want to get up." (Applause.) 

Some of the 'Cads arise at four 
and half-past in the morning and 
go down to the lake to fish. Some 
report success and some do not. By 
success we mean those who have 
had the good luck on the way home 
to meet the young ladies of the Sem- 
inary out for their morning walk. 
It is strange how many of the boys 
have taken a liking for fishing 



"We have a good one on our "An- 
telope." While he was down on 
the lake shore the other morning 
building piers and breakwaters for 
the Government a young lady from 
the Sem chanced to see him and she 
called to him and asked him if he 
was a sailor boy. Wheeling around 
and seeing who it was addressing 
him he was so frightened that he 
started full speed for the 'Cad. At 
last reports he was in a critical con- 

"Antelope" has taken to writing 
odes, poems and scraps about differ- 
ent things. We picked the follow- 
ing up from his desk: 
"It stands in a sunny meadow, 
The Sem which seems to frown 
With its cumbrous old stone chim- 
Alike on the lake and the town. 
At night the 'Cads go prowling 

'-ound it, 
The 'Cads so very bold; 
The dogs go barking at them 
And then love's dream grows cold." 

It was respectfully dedicated to 
Miss of the Seminary. 

The Tri Kappa and Gamma Sig- 
ma societies are to have a joint de- 
bate and exercise on Jui e 5 at 10:30 
A. M. Following is the program: 
Opening Address — Chairman. 
Essay, t.k. J. D. Russell. 

Declamation, G.S. C. S. Davies. 
Impromptu, T.K. J. J. Whiteside. 
Essay, G.S. C. G. Macklin. 

Declamation, t.k. G.W.Jones. 

Impromptu, G.S. F. W. Pine. 


Question — Resolved that Gen. R. 
E. Dee was a greater general than 
Gen. U. S. Grant 

Affirmative. Negative. 

G. s. T. K. 

P. H. Gross, H. W. Jones, 

L. H. Bash. N. H. Burdick. 

Alumni and Personal. 

'82. The Presbytery of Montana, 
at a called meeting at Butte on the 
2d inst., dissolved the pastoral rela- 
tion existing between the Rev, E. 
J. Groeneveld and the church of 
Deer Lodge, and installed him as 
pastor of our church in Butte. Mr. 
Groeneveld has been the pastor of 
Deer Lodge for six years, and 
under his ministry the church has 
been brought from great feebleness 
to self-support. He has also been 
identified with the College of Mon- 
tana as a very thorough instruc- 
tor. — Interior. 

Mrs. Groeneveld, ( nee Etta 
Vaughn) writes that she and "J a')y 
Beth," expect to visit in Iowa and 
also at places further east during 
the summer. 

'85. Miss Mary A. Samuels is 
living at home with her parents at 
Ravenswood, Illinois. She expects 
to be present at the Commencement 



'86. B. D. Bolter was elected 
one of the two book agents for 
Princeton Seminar y for the coming 
year. These two agents are elected 
from the Senior class and their bu- 
siness is to supply the students with 

Mora F. Cauda, formerly of the 
Academy, has gone to Europe. 

H..S. Candee, formerly of '87, is 
reported as cashier of a bank in 

Henry Stevens, formerly a stu- 
dent and tutor in the Academy, is 
graduated this year from Dart- 

R. E. Porterfild, formerly of '87, 
is visiting Lake Forest. He has 
just completed his first year at Co- 
lumbia College law school. He will 
spend the summer at home. 

J. W . Doughty stopped in Lake 
Forest a short tine ago, while on 
his way to the Black Hills, where 
he will engage in Sabbath School 
mission work during the summer. 

Frank Wells, formerly of the 
Academy, was graduated from Bel- 
levue Medical College with the 
class of '87. He is now practising 
in the New York Charity Hos- 
pital, having won his position in a 
compet'tive examination, in which 
there were more than one hundred 
participants. He expects to go in 
the fall to Beirut, Syria, where he 
has accepted the Chair of Anatomy 
in the medical college. 

J. F. Kohout is "engaged upon 
the monotonous round of duties in- 
cumbent upon every lawyer," at 
186 West Madison street, Chicago. 

W. W. Wirt is superintendent of 
schools at Albion, Indiana. He is 
engaged for the summer in normal 
work at that place. 

The following card has been re- 


Clinton W.Hunt, 

Maud D. Pratt, 

Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 

May 22, 1888. 

Melvin W. Fraser, formerly of '82 
is preaching at Plato, near Elgin, 

B. A. Konkle is engaged in writ- 
ing in Chicago. He has been wag- 
ging the pen more or less ever since 
he left school, and with the usual 
checkered results that attend the 
wayward youths who try that 
thorny path. 

Linnell, Lutkin, and Lansden are 
not going to Europe this summer. 

The leading article in the last is- 
sue of the American Journal of 
Archaeology is by Prof. Alfred Em- 
erson, who is expected to succeed 
Prof. Zenos in the chair of Greek. 
It is a full and careful discussion 
of the Portraiture of Alexander the 
Great, and forms the conclusion of 
a preceding chapter on the same 
subject. It shows how the facial 
type of Alexander became fixed on 



coins and other plastic me- 
diums, and continued to be repro- 
duced long after his time. The ar- 
ticle contains in a happy way, thor- 
oughness of research and attrac- 
tiveness ot presentation. The dis- 
cussion of a small terra-cotta head 
of Alexander, at Munich, with il- 
lustrations, is of special interest. 

General College Notes. 

The students of Columbia College 
must wear caps and gowns now. 

No "Frats" at Princeton, Ober- 
lin, Monmouth, or Georgetown. 

Stagg of Yale is on the Athletic 
Committee at Northfield this sum- 

The U. of W. students welcomed 
Ex-President Bascom at Madison 
the other day. 

The number of students at the 
German universities during the 
winter semester 1887-88 was 26,- 
945. The foreign students num- 
bered 1,644. 

It is said that a fine telescope 
worth $15,000 is offered to Yankton 
College, Dak., provided $1,500 can 
be raised by the college before the 
1st of July. 

What was formerly called a chest- 
nut is now called a church-bell be- 
cause it has been told before. — Ex. 

The college Y. M. C. A. num- 
bers over 11,600, with representa- 
tions in nearly 300 institutions in 
the world. 

The venerable Dr. F. A. P. Bar- 
nard has resigned the presidency 
of Columbia College after almost a 
quarter of a century of service. 

In the recent Junior exhibition at 
Oberlin, among other features were 
three orations, one in each of 
the languages, Latin, Greek and 

The Columbia College library 
furnishes writing material to visi- 
tors, and light meals are supplied 
to those students who are too busy 
to leave their work. — Ex. 

One of the Prof's at Beloit, is 
Mayor of that city and one of the 
students of U. W. has recently 
been elected alderman in a strong 
student's ward in Madison. 

The Rambler -has been publishing 
a proposed constitution of an Illinois 
Inter-Collegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion. The colleges of the Illinois In- 
ter-Collegiate Oratorical Association 
are the interested ones. The games 
proposed are foot ball, base ball, 
running, walking, etc., to be held 
on the day of the oratorical con- 


Ex-President Hayes has been 
offered the presidency of the Ohio 
State University. 

Some time ago the ;Egis spoke 
of an inter- collegiate foot-ball asso- 
ciation between the colleges of the 
league. We have seen nothing of 
it since. Is the scheme given up? 

' 'Rah — hoo — rah ! 

Zip — boom — ah ! 

Hip — zoo- — rah — zoo, 

Jimmy blow your bazoo! 

Ipsidi Iki 

U. of I.! 

Champaign ! !" 

This is the University yell at 
Champaign now. It cost $5. 

Student (to Professor who is run- 
ning over the time) "Professor this 
is our time for class prayer meet- 

Professor: "Well, I guess you 
had better have a prayer meeting; 
you haven't got this lesson." 

Prof. William M. Sloane of the 
Chair of History and Political 
Science in Princeton College, has 
been elected Professor of Uatin in 
Columbia College, N. Y. Professor 
Sloane is a graduate of Columbia. 
He has not made known his deci- 
sion yet. 

The results of the games of the 
base ball league up to date are as 

Racine vs. Beloit. (2) Beloit won. 
Evanston vs. Racine. Racine " 
Madison vs. Beloit. Beloit " 

Madison vs. Racine, Racine won 
Evanston vs. Beloit, Evanston " 
Madison vsEvanston(2)Madison " 
L. F. vs. Evanston. Protested. 
L,. F. vs. Madison. Madison " 
L. F. vs. Racine. (2) Racine " 
Beloit vs. Evanston. Beloit " 

The managers of Harvard Uni- 
versity have made a movement to 
prohibit the undergraduates from 
taking part in athletic contests with 
organizations outside of the Univer- 
sity, The New York Herald has 
taken the trouble to ascertain the 
opinions of 19 of the foremost col- 
leges in the country in regard to 
Inter-Collegiate games. Nine col- 
leges were for the contests; five were 
for restrictions; five more were for 
moderate restrictions. There seems 
to be a general feeling among col- 
lege authorities that the inter-col- 
legiate contests are not just the 
thing for the best interests of the 
college as a whole. 

The outlook for the Summer 
School at Northfield seems very fa- 
vorable for a large attendance. Mr. 
Moody has made preparations for 
1,000. Some are to room in the 
school buildings, others in tents. 
The morning is to be taken up with 
Bible study; the afternoon will be 
given to recreation, and the evening 
to the discussion of general Y. M. 
C. A work. 

We wish herewith to ask the 
pardon of our exchanges for our 
seeming negligence in sending them 


our paper of old dates. But the 
dates were the only things old about 
them. Our news was always col- 
lected a few days before the paper's 
issue. We are about caught up in 
our work now and hope after this 
not to seemingly insult our "ex's" 
with back numbers. 

On May 3rd, in Greencastle, Ind., 
the 1 6th Annual Inter- state Orator- 
ical contest was held. There were 
nine states represented in Meharry 
Hall, De Pauw University. R. G. 
Johnson of DePauw University won 
the first prize with an oration, upon 
"Principles of Political Parties." 
He came eighth on the program. H. 
M. Hyde, of Beloit, Wis., fifth on 
the program, took the second prize 
with "The Defender of the Consti- 
tution," (Webster.) I. K.Wilson, 
of Grinnell College, Iowa, second 
in order, took third place; subject: 
"The Perpetual in Poetry." F. E. 
Hartigan, of Doane College, Neb., 
fourth on the program, won fourth 
place with "Abraham Lincoln." C. 
H. Bosler, of Denison University, 
Ohio, ninth on the program, took 
the next place with ' 'The Problem 
of To-day." J. V. Shaefer, of Cham- 
paign, seventh, got sixth place with 
"Landlordism in America." B. W. 
Irwin of Macalister, Minn., first, 
took seventh place with "The Pope 
in Politics." A. T. Moore of Den- 
ver, Col., third, took eighth place 
with "Reform and the Civil Ser- 
vice." L- A. Stebbins of Lawrence, 

Kansas, sixth, took the last place 
with ' ' Partisanship. ' ' 



In Mohawk vallie 

Ten pritie maids 
And youths — a score, 
Went out upon 
A sleighing partie. 

In Alohawk vallie 

A hand of Indians 
Spilt ye gore 

Ot" pritie maids and youth >, a score 
A slaying party. 

— William's Weekly. 


Oh Opium! Oh Opium! 
Some say thou art a pharmacum, 
So dreadful that they use thee not, 
Fearing some fatal harm may come. 

Rut Opium! Oh opium! 
Thy virtues, I am laudanum. 
Richer than diadems thou art 
With every precious gaud in 'em. 

And Opium! Oh Opium! 

Though mak'st thou many an orphan, 

Than thee, intoxicating drug, 

I never saw a thing Morphine. 

— Oberlin Review. 


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Virtuous, talented, serious, and sweet; 
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Innocent ever and always forgiving. 

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