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SEMPER 2SURSUM. 



Vol. I. 



Maryville College, Dec. 1875. 



No. 4. 



To the Memory of a departed Classsm^t?. 



Hr Miss S. M. H. 



Once again the chain is severed, 

A.nd .hi? golden bowl is broken ; 
Once again have come (he summons 

liy the Mighty Father spoken : 
One more traveler u'er life's bftlows 

Now has reached the shining shore, 
One more weftrjf troubled spirit 

Is At test forevermore. 
Once again the dark-robed angel 

Down into our midst, has come, 
Beckonng to onir old companion, 

"Child, thy Father calls thee horn*." 
llome — beyond the chilling rivjp, 

Home — within the pearly gales; 
There he joins the nnjrel choru-, 

There our coming he awaits. 
Ended ire i,is toils aril irouble", 

All liis grief' and care ar« uW 
And in peace aa i joy an 1 gladness 

Now he' walks the golden shore. 
No u. ore need has he to study, 

Gleaning liuilis from ancient hire. 
Closed ate all the well worn sell ol books 

Laid a.-ide forevermore. 
Friends and cl-issmatee in I he school room, 

We will sndly miss Lis f ice ; 
Butt b brothel", si.-ter, loved ones 

Wlio can till the vacant place? 
Lut when dear ones leave us mourning 

This should soothe our grief and pain 
That, while we are left in sorrow, 

Our loss is their greatest gain. 
For our friends, alihougb we miss them 

Are not 1. st but gone before, 
And with angels wait to greet us 

At the pearly enttance door. 
Sad it may be to the loved ones 

When the aged are cut down, 
Sadder still in manhood's glory 

By Death's sickle to be mown — 
But. when in life's first, fair morning 



Fresh and strong we see men fall, 
Cut off in youth's pride and beauty, 

It gives the sii.h gt pun of all. 
But. the Father :;• his wisfio.n, 

Doet.li all things fur the best ; 
So we should not doubt his good ess, 

Hut obey his just, behest — 
Seel: him in life's fresh spring time, 

So that when our summons come, 
Without fear we 'II heed the bidding, 
"Child thy Father calls thee home." 



Civilization en the March. 



By R. H. C. 



The mind of man is prone to 
lay aside the material present, and 
to wander in wild and baseless 
conjecture through the future, or 
traverse in hurried retrospect the 
gloomy world of the past. Dis- 
satisfied with the knowledge of a 
century or a decade of centuries, 
it roams back over the monuments 
of dead centuries to the almost in- 
conceivable beginning of time, in- 
quires into the first sounds of na- 
ture, and asks whence is man, 
whence the world he inhabits, and 
whence the concourse of suns and 
systems that throw a smile over 
the face of heaven ? The light of 
divine truth that lit up the track 
of eternity before the ages- began 
their roll, sheds a radiance over 
universal being, explaining another 
wise, insoluble problem, and 
teaching that in the beginning an 
eternally existent God breathed 
man into being, and from the hoi- 



low of his hand launched into 
their orbits the mighty constella- 
tions that plow the upper deep. 

Such is ilie universally accepted 
origin of nature. To doubt it is 
to question truth, and to deny it, is 
to assert the doctrine of infidelity. 
It is true that this theory is rejected 
by many, but we will only notice 
this fact here, without attempting 
to ventilate it or expose its fallacy. 
In our own mind the very fact of 
the universal harmony of nature, 
is an incontestable evidence of her 
divine origin, and this fact, aided 
by the word of revelation, divests 
our minds of every shadow of a 
doubt, and compels us to accept, 
unquestioned, the theory of ori- 
ginal creation. 

Satisfied then as to his origin, 
there naturally exists a desire in 
the minds of all to follow him 
through the ruins of time, to read 
the moral and intellectual won- 
ders of his battles, and 1o hail with 
heavenly transport, the glory of 
art, literature and science. The 
history of man from the creation 
to the flood is wrapped in the 
waves of gloom. The records of 
Moses and the pyramids of Egypt 
that have undulated in the minds 
of heaven, and sung the requiem 
of nearly forty-five centuries, 
serve only to show that man did 
exist prior to the flood, without 
telling us anything about the sci- 
ences, and political and religious 
bearings of the times, if any re- 
cords existed. They were buried 
in the channels of the deep, ana 
almost universal death hushed the 
voice of tradition. 



But when the waters had sub- 
sided and multiplication had peo- 
pled the earth with human beings, 
from emigration and evolution there 
sprung into being the different 
races of mankind who, though 
bound together in the all embrac- 
ing chain of humanity by some 
strange affinity, are yet radically 
different as regards manners and 
religion. 

From the plains of Asia emi- 
grations have set forth towards the 
North, South, East and West un- 
til the world is well nigh inundat- 
ed by the moving mass. To fol- 
low the footstep of the different 
nations, and note minutely the 
changes wrought by time, climate 
and association, would be — even 
were we capable — a task far too 
comprehensive for our space. The 
earliest records of all ancient na- 
tions have perished, and he who 
yearns to know more than the 
voice of history proclaims of the 
customs of different nations, must 
go to Egypt, to India, to China 
and elsewhere, and decipher the 
hieroglyphic inscriptions upon 
those columns "In whose date the 
chain of time is lost." And, after 
all, this is the foundation of an- 
cient history. 

Within the last century the 
science of comparative philosophy 
has done more to elucidate the 
mysteries of the past, than all the 
centuries that preceded it. By an 
analysis and comparison of lan- 
guage's we are often enabled to 
discern a connection of races sep- 
arated by thousands of miles, and 
are forced to the conclusion, that 



at some remote period in the past 
they must have been united as 
members of one and the same fam- 
ily. 

Some nations have made rapid 
strides in the arts, sciences and 
literature, and have captured the 
spoils from the topmobt ladder of 
temporal fame, while others never 
have risen above the level of semi- 
barbarism. To give a satisfactory 
reason for this difference of attain- 
ments would perhaps be impossi- 
ble. Difference in climate, thought 
and feeling produce corresponding 
differences in the character of na- 
tions. This character of a nation 
is, for the most part determined 
by the age in which it lives, and 
by the influences brought to bear 
upon it. 

The contrast between the nor- 
mal and mechanical life of the 
"drowsy celestial'" and that of the 
highly cultivated Greek, is one 
of the most cogent arguments that 
could be advanced in favor of the 
assertion that the character of a 
nation is to a great extent the re- 
sult of outward circumstances. 
The Chinese empire, shut in by 
natural and artificial barriers from 
all exterior influences, has become 
secluded from the rest of the 
world, and has to some degree 
lost its identity among the civilized 
nations of the earth, while Greece, 
nurtured as she was in the cradle 
of strife — divided into petty states 
that were continually at war 
with eacu other — often brought to 
the extremity of struggling for mere 
existence, was daily acquiring that 
power that afterwards won for her 



the undersigned sovereignty of the 
ancient world. 

The main- changes which the 
race of man has undergone, and 
the revolutions that have con- 
vulsed the world, and thrown, up 
betAveen the hearts of nations bar- 
riers that time will never crumble, 
it would take a thousand volumnes 
to commemorate. The ancient 
world groped in the darkness of 
idolatry. 

Our ideas of God they never 
dreamed of, and perhaps the 
greatest revolution the world ever 
witnessed, was that from pagan- 
ism to thp Christian religion. This 
revolution however is far from 
being universal. But the brazen 
idols of the pagans are crumbling 
in the path of Christianity , and in 
India, China, Japan and the ut- 
termost parts of the earth, the 
heralds of the cross are planting 
the cross. How lon<>- a time shall 
intervene before the final accom- 
plishment, is not ours to know* 
but truth draped in the celestial 
beauty of the sky, founded its 
battery on the throne of heaven, 
and the embannered host of lisht 
shall keep step to the long roll of 
ages, until the islands of the ocean 
shall shout to the continents that 
all earth has caught the fire of its 
love. 



Tears. 



It .1. li. P 



Let them come. Kcstmin them 



not. They are friends — silent, 
sympathetic friends — ministering j 
ro sorrow and grief*, assuaging the 
pains of the bitterest disappoint- 
ments, giving expression to the 
deepest love, and adding flavor to 
the cvip of joy. Is it a sign of 
weakness to see a strong man shed 
tears] Does it not rather betoken 
a stony heart if he is unmoved to 
tears either by joy or grief? Asa 
genera) rule it does, but we have 
occasionally known instances of 
excessive grief, where tears failed 
to come to the relief of the sufferer. 
When the floodgates of the heart 
seemed persistently locked, and the 
burning cheek, the aching brow and 
parching lips were refused one 
consoling draft from their hidden 
depths. This must be the nearest 
we can conceive of a broken 
heart, — when the troubled soul 
seems crushed for the very want of 
expression and the expression will 
not come. 

If ever it be my lot to pass 
through the vale of sorrow — 
through trials of bitterest grief — 
O tears, I invoke your presence ! 
Come in drops of tender grief; 
come like showers that fall from 
clouds of mercy and let me feel 
your magic spell ! What a lan- 
guage they speak! VvTiat truths 
they reveal! What feelings they 
portray! How often has their liv- 
ing, heart-pouring eloquence been 
more powerful than the grandest 
oratory. 

They are a panacea for all sor- 
row. The child in trouble seeks 
refuge in its blinding tears and 
sobs. Its mother, bending over 



it, adds her tears of sympathy 
and love. The son, leaving the 
home of bis father, mingles his 
tears with those of his anxious 
parents, and the father sheds tears 
of joy at the success of the] son. 
But certainly, the most precious 
in the sight of God of all earthly 
tears, the one over which the 
angels in heaven weep for very 
joy, is the tear of the penitent 
sinner. 

Tears are sacred. Their histo- 
ry is sacred. Associations render 
them sacred. The Bible makes 
them doubly so. David, that 
sweet lyrist whose tones are 
none the less sweet that they are 
sometimes tremulous with grief, 
says: "I water my couch with my 
tears," "My tears have been my 
meat day and night." We read 
of one who washed her Savior's 
feet with the silent tears of peni- 
tence, and wiped them with her 
tangled tresses; of Peter, weeping 
his bitter teats of woe ; of Mary 
Magdelene, whose tears of grief 
drenched the cold stone at the 
door of the sepulchre; and of 
countless others, — but that which 
calls forth our love and wonder, 
and at the same time impresses us 
with awe, is the record, "Jesus 
wept." He wept beside the grave 
of Lazarus; He wept over lost 
Jerusalem; He wept with agon- 
izing groans in the garden of' 
Gethsemene, and mingled his 
tears of sorrow with the tide of 
human grief. 

Some one has beautifully said of 
tears in heaven: 

Yes there are tears ujHeaven.Lave ' >*OT breathe» 



Compulsion ; ami compassion without tours 
Would luck its truest utterance: saints weep 
.'(■nl angels: only t Ii : ■ ■ no bitterness 
Troubles the crystal spring," 

A Letter from Cincinnati. 

Cincinnati, Dec. 14, 1875. 

Dear Student. 

You have visited our 
Queen City and although in hum- 
ble garb from your Tennessee 
home, and not heralded by the 
sound of trumpets, or the flaming 
advertisements of some great pub- 
lishing house, you received a 
hearty welcome from one wbo al- 
ways encourages good beginnings, 
well knowing the truth of the 
homely adage. "Tall oaks from 
little acorns grow." Pluck and 
Patience are good capital, and you 
will doubtless find you have made 
a paying investment in ink and 
type. Go on and do your very 
best every time and all the time. 

Since your appearance here, we 
have had high times for those who 
read and hoar and think. M. D. 
Conway whom you may know by 
his able letters from London in the 
Cincinnati Commercial, gave sever- 
al very learned lectures, in one of 
which he endeavored to show that 
there is no Devil. Then McOosh 
of Princeton discoursed deeply of 
Metaphysics. His ethics have 
interfered with the expectations of 
those students who have been ex- 
pelled from Princeton for their 
adherence to secret societies. ' 

The great lecturer No. 3 was 
Dr. Lord, who is a wonderful 
writer, and <?ave fifteen historical 



orations. Now a Dr. Anderson 
of Rochester is giving a course of 
six. So, with the Medical and 
Law lectures, the teachings of the 

pulpits now so ably filled, the 
people should be well enlightened. 
The efforts for amusements are 
wonderful and too numerous and 
varied for even a mention in this 
epistle. One exciting - topic is the 
new Music Hall that is to be thro' 
the influence and liberality of Mr. 
Springer. Just think of over 
$ 200.000.00 raised for such a pur- 
pose in these hard times. Verily 
where there's a will there's a way. 
We make no boast of our 3,000 
saloons kept up by the animalism 
of their frequenters. They are 
plague spots worse than the small- 
pox, and ought to be abated as a 
public nuisance, but the cry is 
Where's our Mayor? and echo an- 
swers "Here in his sympathy, right 
her;.' in the saloons with us," and 
the matter of abatement ends. In 
my next T may tell of our Univer- 
sity and Public Library. 

Buckeye. 



The following lines, a Idressed 
to Fate, wore written by John 
iJorgan, a poet of limited fame 
who died five years ago in Phila- 
delphia. They are vigorous and 
suggestive, although we do not 
like the title or Greek notion of 
Fate which pervades them: 

" These withered hinds are weak 
But they shall do my bidding though so frail ; 
These lips are rh'm »nd white, but shall r.otfail 

The appointed words to speik." 

Tli'' sneer I can for; ive 
lipcanse I know the strength <>f destiny ; 
Until mv t»sk is done f. cannot die, 

An 1 then I woul 1 uot live. 



6. 



indent 

fa tryv lie College, Dec mber 1875. 

EDITORS; 
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Our Exchanges. 



Since last month we have re- 
ceived several new exchanges. 
Prominent among these, both on 
account of its tvpographical make- 
up and its worth as a college pa- 
per is the Lofi ■■ " " ■.•- 
rial. It is devo I ex iusively to 
reporting the news of that institu- 
tion, and vet it is very readable for 
students of other colleges. 

We Lave also re< sived the 
Literary Times, a beautiful and in- 
teresting monthly published in 
Philadelphia, -Another is the 
Chatata r' '.< ry Leaflet, of Chat- 
tata Seminary, Tennessee. Such 
publications are relished by stu- 
dents. The catalogue of Iowa 
College for '75-6 shows that the 
institution is flourishing. 338 are 
in attendance. 



We will send The Student for 
the remainder of this college year 
for 25 runts. Hack numbers may 
always be had. 

An apology is due our readers 
for our delay in publishing this 
number of the Student. We have 
had unavoidable interruptions in 
our work, but will hereafter issue 
at the time indicated. 



At the last ten-weeks election of 
the Bainonian Society, the follow- 
ing officers were elected: 
Rec. Sec. Miss Mollie Biddle, 

Cor. Sec. Miss S. M. Silsby, 
Treas. Miss R. Crawford. 



Magic Lantern. 



The President gave a Magic 
Lantern Exhibition at the Presby- 
terian Church on the lltb., for the 
benefit of the Woman's Home 
Missionary Society. There was 
a large attnedance. The light did 
not work as well as expected, but 
a fine variety of pictures was ex- 
hibited. 

The President also gave another 
exhibition to the students and oth- 
ers who were invited, on the 17th. 
which was a success, both as to 
the light, and the quality of the 
views. The views were mostly 
Phisiological and Botanical, and 
were made more interesting by the 
President's explanations. Prof. 
Collins added to the occasion by 
exhibiting several comic scenes 
painted by himself. 



A:iiir.i Cnlttf. 



The Animi Oultus Society will 
have a public exercise, Friday 
evening, January '28th. The pa- 
per will be read by W. E. 13. 
Harris, the editor. The question 
for discussion is: '"Resolved that 
Poverty is a Blessing." The de- 
baters are*, 



DK-BIN 



m 



Affirmative 
J. E. Rogers, 
11. H. Coulter, 
G. C. Stewart 

jj^^All are invited. 



Negative; 
G. McCampbell, 
J. B. Porter, 
J. T. Reagan. 



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Class of 71. 



A. N. Carson is preaching at 
London, Ohio. 

G. S. W. Crawford is Professor 
of Mathematics in this College. 

C. A. Duncan is at Lane Semi- 
nary, and will graduate this year. 

J. A. Goddard is teaching in 
the New Providence Institute. 

C. E. Tedford ministers to the 
spiritual wants of the good people 
of Madisonville and Philadelphia. 



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The Athenian Paper and Dctats. 



The Athenian Paper was read 
on the 17th, by the editor, W. E. 
McCampbell, and was well re- 
ceived by a large audience. The 
editor showed himself up with 
the time* by not allowing pieces 
of a scurrilous or offensive nature 
in his columns. There were many 
well written pieces on practical 
subjects in the place of these. As 
these rude, uugeiidemaniy jokes 
and jests disappear from the pa- 
pers, they increase in popularity; 
perhaps not with the vulgar few, 
but certainly with the think- 
ing many. 

The question for debate. as stated 
in the lust number of I he Student 
was; " Resolved that Man is the 
Architect of his own Fortune.' 1 
Tne debaters were as follows: 

Affirmative : Negative : 

T. N. Biown, | C. C.Hembree, 
W.H.Franklin, j W. H. Taylor. 

The question, after a thorough 
discussion, was decided in favor 
of the Negative. 



/ nother Mysterious Visit. 



Spirit rappings and ghost walk- 
ings have not yet become things 
belonging only to the past ages. 
As the young ladies of the Baino- 
ni'in society were so engaged, one 
dismal night, in their usual ani- 
mated style of debate as to forget 
the rain and cold and general 
gloom without, their voices were 
suddenly hushed by a mysterious 
rapping at the door of their hall. 



One of the young ladies mustered 

up enough courage to open the 
door, and over the threshold silent- 
ly marched eight figures enveloped 
in ghostly robes and strange cos- 
tumes, and seated themselves in ;i 
remote corner of the room. 

The young ladies here are not 
of the kind that faint when they 
hear a mouse cqueak, or scream 
at the sight of a dog. and so they 
soon recovered from the little con- 
fusion into which they were thrown 
by the entrance of their strange 
visitors, and wishing to make 
themselves agreeable, and knowing 
that ghosts like things grave and 
solemn, and have an especial 
fondness for reading which will 
put mortals to sleep, with the most 
commendable self-sacrifice, for the 
entertainment of their visitors, it 
was moved and carried that Gush- 
ing "s Manual be read, as it was 
thought that would be both enter- 
taining and instructive. 

Accordingly 7 it was brought out, 
to the great delight of the spectres, 
who were so much pleased with 
its contents, and with the manner 
in which it was read, that they sat 
listening with increasing interest 
to the melodious voices of the fair 
ones till away on towards midnight. 

But all pleasures have an end. 
As the apparitions were seated 
listening to the young ladies' 
musical tones, suddenly a panic 
seized them — a professor was com- 
ing, — and running, stumbling, fall- 
ing, pitching and bumping against 
door posts, they beat a hasty re- 
treat, much to the regret(?) of the 
young ladies. 



Ths Christmas Vacation. 



The holidays, welcome visitors, 
arrived at last, and on the day 
preceding Christmas the major 
part of the students left for home, 
anticipating glorious days of en- 
joyment. The few who remained 
on the hill also determined to have 
an enjoyable Christmas, and the 
result was such that they say 
that never was a week of their 
lives spent with more pleasure. 
Parties and practical jokes were 
the order of the day. Time 
would not suffice to tell of two of 
the students being kidnapped and 
taken to the desert of Sahara or 
somewhere else, and left to find 
their way back home in the dark- 
ness of a winter night; of the 
'•bell scrape," so-called in which 
the group of eight students, firmly 
supposing that no mortal could en- 
ter the building, after having rung 
the bell one rainy night for the 
space of two hours, were some- 
what disturbed, while some were 
engaged in a game of authors and 
anc ther ringing the bell, by seeing 
one of the Professors entering 
post haste with a lantern through 
a broken door; or how helter-skel- 
ter, pell-mell, thundering and fall- 
ing, the culprits rolled down the 
stairs and out a door, only loosing 
v hat in the contest, which was ab. 
stracted from a head by the Pro- 
fessor in hot pursuit; of how one of 
the victims, intercepted in his flight 
in mortal fear of arrest, dodged the 
Professor in his final search for 
the "Swiss,'' nor is there time to 



tell how one of the participants 
m aforesaid bell-ringing, was the 
next night made the victim of a 
sham arrest for disturbing the pub- 
lic slumbers, and how he was res- 
cued by his valiant and true com- 
rades, and about the journey to 
the mountains, and of a thousand 
and one other like deeds. Never 
will this Christmas be forgotten 
by the boys of Maryville College. 
However, so soon as study was 
resumed, the hill resumed its 
wonted stoical quiet, seeming 
rejoiced at hearing the bell regu- 
lar/// again. 



Th3 Adelphic Union. 



The Adelphic Union, at the caU 
of the Athenian Society, convened 
Friday, December 13rd. at 3 o'clock, 
p.J?m., in the Chapel. The Presi- 
dent and Vice President of last 
year being both absent, W. E. B. 
Harris was called to the chair, 
and the Society proceeded to the 
election of officers. The result 
was as follows; 

W. B. B, Harris. 

- C. C. Hembree. 

J. E. Rogers. 



President, 
Vice President, 
Secretary, 
Treasurer, 

Censms, 



T. N. Brown. 

( J. B. Porter. 

I S. T. Wilson. 
Prosecutor, - 11. H, Coulter. 
The members of the Baiilonian 
Literary Society were received as 
active members of tbe Adelphic. 
It wns decided to have but two 
debaters from the Athenian 
Society, and two from tbe 
Animi Cttljtiis' .one. . .ftvator from 



IP. 



f.'ich of the above named Societiec, 
find two essayists from the Baino- 
nian Society, to take part in the 
next Commencement exercises. 
Ir was also decided that each de- 
Inter and orator be allowed but 
15 minutes for his speech. The time 
of the essayists was not limited. 
The several societies having been 
directed to hold their elections for 
those to represent them in the 
Commencement exercise, the So- 
ciety adjourned sine die. 



Society Election. 



In compliance with the request 
of the Adelphic, the Societies held 
the election for appointing mem- 
bers to represent them in the 
public exercise at Commencement, 
Friday eve., Nov. 3. We append, 
the result. 

THE BAINONIAN. 

Miss S. M. Silsby, 
Miss S. M. Henry. 



Essayists, 

Orator, 
Debaters. 

i >rator. 

Debaters, 



ANIMI CULT US. 

R. H. Coulter. 
S L. B. Tedford, 



J. E. 



Rogers. 



ATHENIAN. 

T. N. Brown. 
( C. C. Hembree. 
) S. T. Wilson. 



j_.i-_ »-fw- 1 L-»a^.-. , i;jmcaf;A'a.?ag 



Death of Jas. C. Elmore. 



Heretofore it has not been ou, 



duty to chronicle anything but 
that which appertains to life, to 
those full of youthful hopes and 
I aspirations; and would that it still 
I were so, but it is not. James C. 
! Elmore has left, us, life and earth - 
! ly things. Although it is said 
j that ''Silence is the true eloquence 
i of woe," we must say a few words 
with regard to our departed friend. 
He. aged fifteen, in 1872 came to 
our College, intending to fit him- 
self to be a man in the world. 
He was highly esteemed by his 
fellows on account of his affable 
temperament, engaging manners 
and honest love of fun. Few 
students have had more friends 
than had he. Although he had 
not been in school this year, he 
was not forgotten. Little did his 
friends think, when he visited the 
College, two weeks before his 
summons to leave ihis world came, 
that the end of earth was so near 
to him. But his brothers and 
sister, summoned home, found 
On Sabbath, Decem- 
19th the wheels of life stood 
still, and "the silver cord was 
loosed and the golden bowl brok- 
en," and in the springtime of his 
existence, he fell asleep. 

A few months ago he connected 
himself with a church, and at the 
time of his death contemplated 
studying for the ministry, and 
would undoubtedly have proved, 
an earnest and successful worker, 
but -'fell death's untimely frost" 
interrupted all the plans he had 
for this life. 



him dying, 
ber 






EASMc 



A strapping fellow, (lie school 
master. 



Some boys once took down a 
sign from a mechanic's shop, "All 
kinds of turning and twisting done 
here," and placed it over a lawyer's 
entrance. 



Lawyer to client (whose name, 
of course, he hasn't forgotten). 
'• Let me see, how is it you spell 
your name?" Client — "How do I 
spell it? Why, S-m-i-t-h!" 



A teacher in one of the promi- 
nent female seminaries on the 
Hudson, on being asked by a 
young lady of her class what pig 
iron is, replied: "Iron given in 
exchange for swine!'' 



An exchange affords the ety- 
mological information that the ab- 
original title of Niagara was 
"Awniagarah ;" which closely ac- 
cords with the pronunciation of 
the word by the modern English 
tourist. — 1 Vorkl. 



"Shakspeare was married at 18; 
Dante. Franklin and Bulwer, at 
24; Keplar, Mozart, and Walter 
Scott, at 26; Washington, Napo- 
leon 1., and Byron, at 27; Rossini, 
the first time, at 30, and the second 
time at 5-1; Schiller and Weber, 
at. 31; Aristophanes, at 36; Wel- 
lington, at 37; Talma,' at 39; Lu- 
ther, at 42 ; Addison, at 44 ; 
Young, at 47 ; Swift, at 49 ; Buf- 
fon. at 55: and Goethe, at 57." 



An English Earl's Advice to 
College Students. — In an address, 
which he recently delivered at" 
Liverpool ' College, "Lord Durby 
told the students that there were 
three great, maxims of study — first 
that mental labor never hurts any- 
body unless taken in great excess; 
second, that those who cannot 
spare time for physical exercise 
will soon have to spare it for ill- 
ness; third, that morning work is 
generally^ better than night work. 
There has never been a time in 
the history of the world when an 
appreciation of these truths was 
more important than it is now. 



When ex-Secretary Seward left 
his home in Orange County, to 
enter College, his father, the 
Judge, gave him a thousand dol- 
lars, witli the admonition that on 
that sum he must live until he 
graduated. At the end of the 
Freshman year the young colle- 
gian returned home without a dol- 
lar, and with several bad habits. 
About the close of the vacation 
the Judge said: "Well, William, 
are you going to college this year]" 
"Have no money, father." "But 
I gave you a thousand dollars to 
graduate on." "It's all gone, ra- 
ther." '"' Very well, my son, it was 
all I could give you; you can't stay 
here; you must now pay your own 
way in the world." A new light 
broke in on William II. He ac- 
cepted the situation, returned to 
college, graduate'l at the head of 
his cless. and since then has made 
quite a little stir in the world. 



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