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ABOUT COLLEGE. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 15 October 1877
ABOUT COLLEGE. SEVENTY-FOUR Freshmen. 'BO mourns the loss of one member; '79 °f ei ght 1 and '7B of four. ONE can always tell a man of 'Bl by the reverence with which he says "sir" to Senior. THE Sophomores will probably have to read J. A. Froude's " The English in Ireland," for the scholarship in History. THE statement in our last, that the Seniors would be obliged to "orate" once a month, proves to be erroneous. In consequence, a sigh of relief ascends from the class. CLASS ELECTIONS will soon be in order. IT has been definitely decided to postpone the Athletic Games from October 20th to the 27th, on account of a pre-occupation of the grounds. ON Thursday, October 4th, the Freshmen and Sophomores indulged in an exciting "cane-rush" on the campus. Even the Faculty could not resist the temptation of drawing aside the curtains and looking upon the fray. The greatest bravery was observable on both sides, though 'BO especially had the disadvantage of the absence of several of its most ...
MUSIC AND THE DRAMA. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 15 October 1877
MUSIC AND THE DRAMA. MR. STEPHEN FISKE has leased the Fifth Avenue Theatre and will produce a season of English Opera. The Hess English Opera Company will appear in Ambroise Thomas' " Summer Night's Dream" on the 15th of this month, The theatre has been re-decorated and it is intended to set the opera superbly. We wish Mr. Fiske a most signal success in the management of his pretty theatre and will notice the opera at length in our next.
SCHOOL OF MINES DEPARTMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 15 October 1877
SCHOOL OF MINES DEPARTMENT. ON the second of this month there was a meeting of the Board of Editors of THE SPECTATOR, to consider the representation of the School of Mines in the college paper. After mature consideration it was resolved to invite the class of 'BO to elect the School of Mines editor from their midst, while the Board at the same time appointed Mr. M. Benjamin an editor from the class of '7B. On Friday, the sth, the class of 'BO held a meeting in Dr. Chandler's room, Mr. Kunhardt presiding. Messrs. Holls and Paine, of the Board, were introduced, and the former laid the proposition of the Board before the class. After a brief discussion Mr. CHANDLER D. STARR was unanimously elected, and accepted the office. All communications, letters, or items, designed for publication in THE SPECTATOR, should be handed to Mr. Starr before the 7th or 22d of each month respectively. The S. of M. editor will be greatly obliged to anyone who sends him the S. of M. Catalogue for '67-'6B. T...
THE COLLEGE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 15 October 1877
THE COLLEGE WORLD. Amherst:— About $3OO is annually expended by the library on foreign periodicals. Great complaints are made of the loss of numerous articles from the dormitory rooms during vacation. The Freshman class numbers ninety-nine. Six Freshmen competed for the entrance prize of $6O. It was taken by J. F. Kemp, of Brooklyn, N. Y. The underclass men enliven the weary hours of the night by blowing on fish-horns. Much interest is taken in base-ball, and the University nine has been practicing for two weeks. It is expected that it will prove to be a formidable antagonist to the nines of Yale and Harvard. The Freshmen have beaten the Soph's at ball by a score of 11 to 8. Moody has visited Amherst, and held four prayer meetings: yet the Stude)it still gets off jokes like the following : " Made of Orleans, Mo-lasses." The Glee Club will hereafter be excused from " Rhetoricals." Much improvement has been noticed this fall in the appearance of the college grounds. The grading in fro...
LAW DEPARTMENT. The New Rules of the Court of Appeals. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 15 October 1877
LAW DEPARTMENT. The New Rules of the Court of Appeals. THE rules of the Court of Appeals, governing the application of candidates for admission to the bar of this State, have been the theme of too much comment during the past fortnight not to be sufficiently familiar to all our readers. As, however, the new order of things brought about by their enforcement is of equal interest to all our students, a brief summary of the immediate results thus brought about may not be amiss. Heretofore, graduates of our Law School have been admitted to the bar as attorneys and counsellors merely on presentation of their diploma. The new code sweeps away this privilege entirely, and merely permits the two years of Law School study to count as two years of apprenticeship. The new rules require that every candidate for admission to the bar shall have served an apprenticeship of at least three years in the office of an attorney of the Supreme Court of this State. This debars all candidates from taking a...
Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 15 October 1877
Notes. THE Law Clubs will meet as soon as the Moot Courts commence. All members of the School are cordially invited to attend the meetings. PROFESSOR BURGESS has commenced his lectures on Constitutional History for the Juniors, and Constitutional Law with the Seniors. He will also take up International Law with the Seniors during the term. Hours for Juniors, 2 to 2:45 p - M -! f° r Seniors, from 2:45 to 3:30 p - M -&gt; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. THE Juniors will have recitations once a week, but the attendance at recitations is optional. THE lecture room during the afternoon session is as crowded and as close as usual. When will we have a sufficiently large and well-ventilated lecture room ? Let the trustees see to this, as the increasing number of of students makes it absolutely necessary.
Literary Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 15 October 1877
Literary Notes. THE AMERICAN STUDENT'S BLACKSTONE. Commentaries on the Laws of England, by Sir William Blackstone. Abridged and Annotated for the use of American Students, by George Chase, Assistant Professor of Municipal Law in the Law School of Columbia College. (Banks &amp; Brothers. Two vols. Price $5.00). The various attempts of modern writers to present these unrivalled Commentaries of Blackstone in a form more suited to the present age, are sufficient evidence that the Commentaries in their original state have, by the lapse of time, been rendered less useful than formerly, although the established excellence of the language and classification has caused the modern editors of this standard work rather to attempt to rectify the defects by copious notes than to revise and correct them in the body of the text. Much of the matter contained in the original edition has become obsolete and of no practical interest, even on historical grounds. Other parts are given up to topic...
SHAVINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 15 October 1877
SHAVINGS. A STUTTERING professor says: " The Dog Star is no star at all. It is a p-p-p-pup-planet." SCENE in a recitation room ; Prof. —" The ancient Egyptians were in the habit of sacrificing red-headed girls to the devil." Auburn-haired student; —"What did they do with red-headed boys?" Prof. —"They supposed they would go of their own accord." " WHY," asked Pat, one day—"why was Balaam a first-class astronomer ?" The other man gave it up, of course. " Shure," said Pat, " ' twas because he had no trouble in finding an ass-to-roid." THE exploring party the other day struck the place where Priam used to trade for his flour and beans at Mycenae, and found the Trojan monarch's pass-book, showing that his account was behind by fifty-nine drachmas. Dr. Schliemann says this arouses all the grocer passions of his nature.
Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
The Columbia Spectator. Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of Columbia College. VOL. 11. NEW YORK, NOVEMBER ist, 1877. No. 3. Board of Editors, 1877-78. FREDERICK W. HOLLS, '7B, Editor-in-Chief,, J. FISCHER, '7B, S. of L. Managing Editor. J. W. SPALDING, '7B. C. H. CROW, '7B. H. G. PAINE, '79. W. B. PARSONS, JR. '79C. D. STARR, 'BO S. of M. M. BENJAMIN, '7B S. of M. S. B. POND, '79, Secretary. TERMS. Per annum, in advance, - $2.00 Single copies, - - - - - -15 cts. Subscriptions by mail should be addressed to MR. WM. F. MORGAN, Treasurer, 634 Fifth Avenue, New York. Exchanges, contributions, and all other communications should be addressed to THE COLUMBIA SPECTATOR, Columbia College, New York.
CURRENT TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
CURRENT TOPICS. ONE month of college duties, —an eighth of the year, —now lies behind us. By this time the various classes have all become accustomed to their new duties and instructors, so that now the college may fairly be said to be in "working order." We see as yet no reason to change the happy prognostication which we placed for the new year in our first number. The troubles in the Senior class seem to be in a very good way to be healed permanently, though this is by no means the case at present. The other classes are evidently in a happier condition, for not a ripple appears on the smooth surface of their class affairs. Interest in foot-ball has been steadily growing; that in athletics culminated in the fine meeting on the 27th, while boating hardly lags behind. Whether there will be a flourishing season for the literary societies, remains to be seen. We sincerely hope it may be the case, and will gladly report, in each number, the meetings and condition of "Philolex." and "Pe...
THE ELEVENTH FIELD MEETING OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
THE ELEVENTH FIELD MEETING OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. THE proverbial fine weather which has always attended our out-door entertainments failed us for the first time on Oct. 27th, the nth meeting of C. C. A. A. The day was raw, threatening, and particularly averse to fast records. As a natural consequence the benches on the grand stand were but thinly attended, with but here and there a bonnet, for lucky was the contestant who on such a day was able to bring some fair one besides a sister to watch him struggle on for fame. ONE-MILE WALK. R. H. Sayre, 'Bl, C. Eldredge, '79- Eldredge was first off, and soon had the lead, with the freshman close at his heels. The first lap was done in 1 m., 12 sec., but at the conclusion of the second Sayre began to drop behind, and finally finished 50 yards to the bad. Time, Eldredge 7 m., 4A sec.; Sayre 7 m, i6£ sec. Eldredge walked in his usual fine form, while Sayre gave promise of being a very fine walker. RUNNING HIGH JUMP. J. W. Pryor, '7B. J- ...
SCHEME OF ATTENDANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
SCHEME OF ATTENDANCE. SENIOR CLASS. 1977—78. 1. 10: 10-10 : 30, A. M. Philosophical Inquisitions on subjects of interest. * 2. 10 : 30-11. Criticism of N. Y. Sun editorials, (no examination. 3. 11—11 : 30. Greek, or Veterinary Surgery, or History of Gun-Powder. 4. 11:30-12. Mesmerism. Selections from Bulwer. 5. 12-12 : 30, P. M. Croton Analysis, or Latin. 6. 12:30-1. Stereoscopetatism. 7. 1-1:15. Calculus, or Bojesen. 8. 1 : 15-1 : 30. Lectures on some unknown tribes. 9. 1 : 30-1 : 45. Choctaw (by a native professor). 10. 1 : 45-2. Fejee. (optional); but if you do not take it you have to take History of Sewerage. Evening Session. 8-12. Theory and practice of Euchre. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, No. 9. Lectures on the climate and people of Mars, by Prof. Liberkeitensnuser, F. G. O. Lectures on Practical Natural History begin about May Ist. Subject.—The Mosquito. * Subject Dec. Ist. —How I spent Thanksgiving. Subject Jan. 1st —Earth, Air, and Water. The theses must be exhaustive a...
CORRESPONDENCE. THE CAP AND GOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
CORRESPONDENCE. THE CAP AND GOWN. Mr. Spectator : A student is of a truth a grand object, one worth going miles to look upon. Some people in the more sequestered confines of New Jersey do not know what a student is, and many have inquired at the Central Park Menagerie whether they had any there. Let me suggest that some of our younger specimens, who flit about the town in the ghostly robes referred to above, make arrangements to exhibit on Saturdays in a special cage. It would afford our rural friends a good opportunity for studying their characteristics, and might be a pecuniary benefit to said students themselves. No more need of serving as waiters in White Mountain hotels. Exhibit! Is it not a beautiful sight to see a student with cap and gown moving slowly down the avenue on a windy day ? His wings are spread as though he would soar aloft. One almost instinctively holds his breath, expecting to see him carried on high (or more likely blown down the sewer). There are many advanta...
THE REGATTA OF THE M. A. A. O. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
THE REGATTA OF THE M. A. A. O. THE first regatta of this association was rowed on the Kill von Kull course on 17th Oct., distance one mile and a half. The following is a brief summary : Junior sculls. There were competitors, but the palm was won by Rodenwald, of Staten Island. In the pair-oared race were the Atalanta and Nautilus crews. The latter being fouled by a tow, allowed the former to win with ease. In the four oared race were the following entries : Argonauta, Man, bow ; E. Smith, 2 ; R. Schuyler, 3 ; Dunbar, stroke. Columbia College, E. E. Sage, bow; C. Edson, 2; P. Timpson, 3; J. T. Goodwin, stroke. The Argonautas soon had a half-length lead of our boys, which at the half-way pole they had increased to two lengths. Then the Harlem champions began to row ; slowly they draw up—they are level; the Argonautas try to spurt, but get ragged ; we're ahead ! C-o-1-u-m-b-i-a ! they are across the line, and have won by two lengths ! The four-oared-gig race fell to the Carman crew, of...
OUR REGATTA. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
OUR REGATTA. THE autumn regatta was to have come off on the 20th of October, but owing to the inclemency of the weather on that date, it was wisely postponed for a fortnight. However, the Senior and Freshman sixes rowed their race, spite of the rain and wind. The Seniors rowed in a shell, while the Freshies were given 20 seconds start in a gig. The crews were as follows : Seniors; Cushman, bow ; H. Bogert, 2 ; Bearnes, 3 ; Newbury, 4 ; Embree, 5 ; Content, stroke : Freshmen; Crane, bow; Foster, 2 ; Beers, 3; Clarkson, 4; Montgomery, 5 ; Vail, stroke ; , coxswain. The Seniors slowly began to shut up the gap, though scarcely fast, for at the powder schooner 'Bl still had a strong lead. At this point No. 5 in '7B got into difficulties with his sliding seat, and stroke caught a crab. This did away with their last hope, and the Freshmen crossed the line the winners by 16 sec. Time, 6 min. The programme for Nov. 3d will be : Six-oared class crews ; four-oared shell-race for crews from the...
ABOUT COLLEGE. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
ABOUT COLLEGE. IT seems that the announcement in our last about the intentions of the Trustees as regards the School of Medicine, were premature. We had the information from well-authenticated sources, and hence had no hesitation in publishing it. WE are sorry to state that some very annoying typographical errors occurred in the Report of President Barnard as printed in our last. The brief time allowed in this instance, for correcting the proof, made greater accuracy difficult, yet we apologize for what was certainly more disagreeable to the editors than to any of the readers themselves. LITTLE interest is displayed in the foot-ball contests on the campus. THE candidate now entereth the arena, and buttonholeth the doubtful voters. PROF. ROOD'S room is as suffocating as ever. THE library is patronized more than ever before. Quite a number of " permits " for its use have been issued by the President to members of the Freshman class. FOUR dollar subscriptions for the boat club are now ...
IN "THE MINES." [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
IN "THE MINES." The class of 'Bl held their first meeting just too late to be mentioned in our last issue, so that a notice of it isscarcely new. However, perhaps we may be permitted to suggest the propriety of an earnest perusal of " Cushing's Manual " by a half dozen of their leading men. It is doubtful if any previous class of the School has made such a bungle of their first meeting as did this one. What we saw of it was a scene of confusion worse confounded, of which the following is a fair specimen: Ist Member— Mr. Chairman ! I move a committee of five be chosen to attend to the business. 2d Member (interrupting) I move the Chairman appoint the committee. Whereupon the Chairman proceeds to make the appointment, undeterred by any such trivial formalities as seconding or voting. The present officers are Mr. G. Elder, President; Mr. E. P. Wise, Vice-President; Mr. A. C. Roberts, Treasurer, and Mr. W. P. Little, Secretary. And this brings up the vexed question of the value of class...
A WARNING. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
A WARNING. The shades of night were falling fast, But he must have that complex passed, And harder worked this student thin To finish tests and thus to win The Torrey Prize. His racks were full of test tubes bright, Which would have flashed had there been light. Precipitates in each tube shone, But from his lips escaped a groan — The Torrey Prize. "Oh say ! " his friends had said, "do rest Thy head from thinking of those tests! " A seething beaker on the stand Replied " Thou holdest in thy hand The Torrey Prize." Ammonium nitrate in this glass Is bubbled through by CI. gas. Our hero knows the risk that's run, But he also knows faint heart ne'er won The Torrey Prize. "Try not that test! " Doc Waller said, And gath'ring up his coat tails, fled. Too late ! The oily drops explode ! He's thrown : is heard to say " Be blowed " The Torrey Prize. • There in the twilight cold and gray, Graceful and beautiful he lay ; Look where they would, they could obtain No trace of him who'd hoped to gai...
THE COLLEGE WOLRD. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
THE COLLEGE WOLRD. Boston University:— Boston University can boast of her alumni for the tirst time, this year. The Law School opens with an attendance of 150, one of whom is a lady. Smoking has been prohibited in the School of Medicine ; the room hitherto devoted to consumers of the weed being needed for clinics. Bowdoin; — A rope-pull between the Sophomores and Freshmen was won by the latter with little difficulty. The Freshmen beat the Sophs at base-ball, score 21 to 20 ; but were beaten in turn at foot-ball. Bowdoin has a college orchestra of fourteen pieces. The Seniors have established a lecture course. Brown: — . The prospects for a good universitybase ball nine are very encouraging. The Sophomores beat the Freshmen at the annual game of foot-ball between the two classes. 79 Seniors, 50 Juniors, 65 Sophomores and 47 Freshmen. '7B has held a meeting to consider the question of the Burial of Chemistry. Harvard : The Rifle Club has been re-organ-ized and the target set up at Wat...
MUSIC AND THE DRAMA. The Musical Outlook. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 1 November 1877
MUSIC AND THE DRAMA. The Musical Outlook. WHATEVER may be the nature of the dramatic season, New Yorkers are certainly promised a series of musical treats this winter unexcelled before. The season was very auspiciously begun by Mr. Theodore Thomas in four popular concerts, which were, to our great satisfaction, a very decided success. Master Lichtenberg, the prodigy on the violin, and the Swedish quartette, will hardly be forgotten by those who once had the pleasure of hearing them. The orchestra of Mr. Thomas is fully as good as ever, and it would be wasting words to enlarge upon' its exquisite powers of interpreting the most difficult classical pieces. Besides, the season will happily give us abundant opportunity to return to this.orchestra again. Among the musical events of note rank first and highest, of course, Mr. Thomas' six symphony concerts, which will be held during the winter, on dates to be found in the advertising columns of our last. The rehearsals take place two days ...