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A Reverie. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
A Reverie. LISTLESS, upon the beach, my form I throw, And watch the crested waves with sullen roar Roll in, and dashing high the spray, Conquered retire from off the opposing shore. Now as the moon from 'neath a cloud bursts forth, Bathing the scene in floods of silvery light, A startled osprey, from its eyrie high, Breaks with its shriek the stillness of night. Looking again across the sounding sea, Majestic see yon billow tower High up above its less companions heads, O'erwhelm them with its all-resistless power. Like —Ugh ! who thought 'twas coming up like that ? Thunder ! ! There to the leeward floats my hat, And here's my only suit of clothes wet through. I wonder what the devil I'm to do ? Confound the sea, and all who sing its praise, rve had enough to last me all my days. What is it? except (I'd like to know), Sodium, Chloride, and H s O. SITO.
Foot Ball. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
Foot Ball. [We must apologize for the space devoted to athletics in both this and the preceding number, but it has been necessary for the purpose of having some authenticated account placed on record. —Eds. SPECTATOR.] UNIV. OF PENN. VS. COLUMBIA. team met the Pennsylvania men, on Saturday, November 15th, on the Young America Cricket Club Grounds, near Philadelphia. Owing to the unfortunate lack of interest displayed by our players, we were unable to play as strong a team, as we had when we met Princeton, nor could the Captain secure the services of any skilled neutral to perform the duties of referee. Hence, we surrendered the choice to Pennsylvania, and the result was very unsatisfactory. No brilliant playing was shown by either side, save the remarkable kicking of J. Thayer. A detailed description of the game is, by this time, unnecessary —the main points being that, during the whole of the first half, the ball was on our side of the field, and close to the goal line, save during...
Aplotor Métpor. SEE CARTOON. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
Aplotor Métpor. SEE CARTOON. WHO knows, when good old Horace wrote That middle ways are always best, And calls them golden royal roads, To whom of mortals 'twas addressed? No matter, though, at this late day, For whose advice it then was thought. It means for us : "No royal road To learning ever can be bought." This saw, like most good saws, is old, But is it then less true for that ? For truth, like wine, grows good with age. Good wine, like truth, cannot fall flat. Of college men, a passing show, (The words are old) I noticed erst, And wondered much, as they passed by, Which, in life's race, would come out first. One did I see, a hard-worked man, Grinder, or Dig, he's often named ; Well did he start, but too much work Had, e'er the first year's end, him lamed. A Cribber next, a jovial chap, His "good intentions" in his hand. (Or had been rather). Him the Dig, As a good friend, helped through the land. Riding upon a Bohny nag, By most, a pony, 'twould be called, A student in the cr...
Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
Correspondence. DEAR SPECTATOR : Some time ago I came across the following lines by Gulian Verplanck, who graduated from Columbia in the class of , Thinking that you might like to publish the same, as they have never before appeared in print, I herewith send them to you. They are addressed in the rather quaint style of the day, "To Miss Anne , on perusing some of the effusions of her infant muse." GRADUATE. The following are the above mentioned verses : Shall I, sweet girl, pronounce thee blest, Whose infant lays such merit claim; Or pitying, wish thy gentle breast Were stranger to the sacred flame? For know, that where the muse inspires, Each sense is edged with sharpest steel. The quickened soul, that fancy fires, Must passions every impulse feel. Then think what woes the wretch await, Accursed with sense too much refined, When the rude storms of adverse fate Shall agonize the waking mind. For oft shall transport thrill thy breast, And oft the tear of anguish flow ; Thy joys shall...
About College. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
About College. &lt;&lt; T3RUTAL ! brutal! how can we play next Thursday ?" BRACE up now for the Winter Meeting. Now is a good chance to keep your muscles in trim. EIGHTY-ONE is credited with the production of a new song. SANDS, late of 'B2, has joined Packard's Business College. W. ELDRIDGE has been appointed captain of the freshman foot ball team, in place of Trowbridge, resigned. SERENADING in the halls has again become popular, and the dulcet tones of several members of the choir may be heard daily. THE sophs cannot expect to go much longer Scot(t) free if they continue their liberties with the beauty of Anglo-Saxon. THE next number of THE SPECTATOR will be ready for distribution on Friday, December 12 th. THE Peithologian and Barnard Literary Societies are to have a joint debate on December 19th, either in Anthon Hall or the chapel. THE freshmen also pine to increase their knowledge of Greek, and a new fiouXrj has been started for their benefit by Mr. Meriarn. BE...
School of Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
School of Mines. HTHE Reception " boom" has been started again. There appears to be a difference of opinion in all the classes as to the advisability of holding it, and its discussion " On 'Change " appears to be the favorite excitem°nt. THE Engineers of 'Bl finish their surveying in the Park this week. Of late, the course has been an excellent preparation for Arctic exploration. We are sure they will agree that a fortune awaits the man who shall invent a red-hot leveling screw. A COLD in the head seems to be a necessary part of the Mineralogy course. We are forbidden, almost on pain of death, to bring hats or overcoats into the recitations. No place is provided in the school to hang them. What we are to do with them is not apparent. AT a meeting of the class of 'BO, on Friday, Nov. 14th, all the officers were re-elected. The Reception was discussed, and the class voted to give it full support. Committees were appointed as follows : For the Reception, Messrs. Smalley, Hendricks, and...
The College World. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
The College World. DARTMOUTH : Skating on Benton's pond, Monday, Nov. 3d ! Some of the medical students tried to steal a doctor's sign, but that gentleman saved his property by making use of his revolver. No one was injured. The seniors are having a very lively fight over the subject of class-day elections. Cushing's Manual is now the senior optional. At the senior meeting, considerable amusement was created by a member rising " to a point of honor." HARVARD : The foot-ball team played their last game of the season, at Hoboken, last Saturday, against Princeton, and, although defeated by one goal (which was kicked from the field), they returned well satisfied with the treatment received at the hands of their gentlemanly opponents. It is unfortunate that all college matches cannot be played in as gentlemanly and satisfactory a manner. After the match, the team, together with the Harvard men who accompanied them, were very hospitably entertained by the Harvard Club, at Delmonico's. The...
Library. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
Library. I\TO better proof of the quality and worth of Scribner s Monthly can be brought forward than the fact that the sale of the edition of 100,000 copies of the November number has made necessary the reprinting of that issue, and the advancement of the first edition of the December number to 103,000. Another important announcement, in the December Scribner , is one of a " Portfolio of Proof Impressions," containing one hundred selected cuts from Scribner and St. Nicholas. A limited edition has been printed during the past summer with great care, on special paper ; the cuts are surrounded by a gray mat of a size suitable for framing, and the whole is to be included in a handsome binding, with an appropriate design. It is hardly necessary to say that this volume will be the finest possible representation of the excellence and variety of the wood engraving of America, which has recently been acknowledged by the London Saturday Review to be the best in the world. THE LETTERS OF CHAR...
Our Exchanges. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
Our Exchanges. W E have received from the Board of Editors of the Syracusan , a manly, straightforward letter, which puts the blame for the wholesale steal on the right shoulders, i.e., on their editor-in-chief. We are informed that the Board immediately requested his resignation, which was given, and they add: "We have elected a person to fill the editor's chair whom we believe to be honorable and competent." We heartily congratulate our friends, and feel sure that this action of theirs will not only improve the tone of their paper, but elevate the standard of all college papers within their reach. There are severai other papers, which would do well to likewise curb the " cribbing propensities" of editors on their boards. FROM our sister college comes the November number of the Vassar Miscellany. This number is an interesting one to any careful reader. Opening its literary portion with a criticism on "Haworth's," it closes the same with an entertaining article, " Should the reader ...
Shavings. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
Shavings. HP HE Chemist and Druggist observes that it was Herbert Spencer who made the following definition of evolution : " Evolution is a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity, to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, through continuous differentiations and integrations," and it was the mathematician Kirkeman, who translated the definition into plain English : " Evolution is a change from a nowhowish untalkaboutable, allalikeness, to a somehowish and-in-general talkaboutable, not-at-all-alikeness, by continuous somethingelseifications and sticktogetherations." PROFESSOR IN ENGLISH LITERATURE. —" I will now show you some exceptional feet. Mr. S , will you please come forward."—Cornell Era. ONE of our professors while visiting a certain sophomore's room, lately, noticed a rather complete series of " Harper's English Texts," and asked the occupant if he expected to travel through life on such a basis. Whereupon the hardy soph murmured, "he knew of no more 'stable' foundatio...
Events for the Winter Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
Events for the Winter Meeting. r I ME following list of events, subject to slight change, has been decided on for the Winter Meeting, at Gilmore's. The games are to be held at Madison Square Garden (late Gilmore's), on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, January 2d to 3d. EVENTS FOR COLLEGE MEN ONLY. Seventy-five Yards Dash. Two Hundred and Twenty Yards Dash, Hand. Quarter-Mile Run. Half-Mile Run. One Mile Run, Handicap. Two Mile Bicycle Race. EVENTS FOR AMATEURS. Seventy-five Yards Dash. Seventy-five Yards Dash, Handicap. Two Hundred and Twenty Yards Dash, Hand. Four Hundred and Forty Yards, Hurdle. Quarter-Mile Run, Handicap. Half-Mile Run, Handicap. One Mile Run, Handicap. Two Mile Bicycle Race. One Mile Walk, for men who have never beaten Bm. 30s. One Mile Walk, Handicap. One Mile Walk, Handicap, 15 sec. limit. Tug of War, Military Teams, 6 men. Tug of War, Heavy Weights, 4 men. Tug of War, limit, 150 lbs., 4 men. The right to reject any entry reserved. Contestants must be memb...
After the Game. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
After the Game. A senior nursing his first mustache, A Vassar maiden on the " mash." QUOTH he, to chaff her, I've heard they row, Play base-ball, swim, and bend the bow ; But, really now, I'd like to know, If they play foot-ball at Vassar? Pie smole a smile that was sharp and keen, She blushed a blush that was hardly seen, And thought him just a little mean, Thus trying to surpass her. But she straightway blushed a deeper red, While the sunlight played on her golden head ; With an artful look in her eye, she said, Gazing modestly on the ground, — "'Tis awfully rough to tackle and run, And one's complexion is spoiled by the sun, But once and awhile, for the sake of the fun, At Vassar we do touch down." The senior nor left, nor fled his place, But " tackled " her gently about the waist, She whispered, "held," with a winning grace, And then touched down for safety. Princetonian
Nassau Lit. on Co-education. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
Nassau Lit. on Co-education. u 'THE co-educational female is rampant again. She has obtained a slight foothold in 'fair Harvard,' for she now recites to the college professors, although not yet with the college students. * * * The western colleges are generally co-educational, and most of them seem to like it very well, except, perhaps, the University of Michigan —in some respects, the best of the lot. Of course, ' the elevating influence of female society' is their argument, and they call our attention to this point about once a month. We are willing to believe it, and think we can even discover this ' elevation ' in the coeducational papers ; especially in the articles written by their female contributors. Take, for example, a correspondent of the Vidette, who opens out in this naive style, 'We girls miss the hoof-fall of some members of '79,' etc - This is a fair sample of their style, for it was chosen at random, out of a great number. The ' elevating influence' of the young wom...
Endorsement of the Frence Government. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
Endorsement of the Frence Government. It is a matter of pride to Rochester, N. Y., as well as to the firm directly interested, that Nov. 15th, a cable dispatch was received, stating that the French government had adopted the tobacco and cigarettes manufactured by Wm. S. Kimball &amp; Cos., of that city. We should explain, perhaps, that all tobacco sold in France up to this time, has been manufactured by the government. Of late, the demand for other makes has arisen, and the government, to meet it, allowed English and American manufacturers to enter goods for competitive test, with a view to the adoption of the best. The fact that Wm. S. Kimball &amp; Cos. have come out far ahead of all other manufacturers in both countries is unmistakable proof that their goods are the best the world produces. Their tobacco and cigarettes will henceforth be on sale in Paris as freely as in New York, but no other make, except the French, will be found there. In other words, the French...
SCHOOL OF LAW. [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 28 November 1879
SCHOOL OF LAW. The regular and systematic instruction of the students upon the various topics of legal science, is under the special control of Professor THEODORE W. DWIGHT, LL. D., Warden of Law School. The design of the Law School is to afford a complete course of legal education for gentlemen intended for the bar in any of the United States, except in matters of mere local law and practice. The Annual Term of this Institution commences on the first Wednesday in October, and continues until Wednesday, May 12. The course of study occupies two years, and is so arranged that a complete view is given during each year of the subjects embraced within it. The plan of instruction includes the various branches of common law, equity, commercial, international, and constitutional law, and especial attention will be given to all topics embraced within the rule of the Supreme Court of New York, prescribing the studies requisite for admission to the bar. The first year of the course will be occ...
Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Daily Spectator — 16 December 1879
Columbia Spectator. The Columbia Spectator. ENTERED AT THE POST OFFICE, NEW YORK, AT SECOND-CLASS RATES. VOL. V. No. 6. COLUMBIA COLLEGE, NEW YORK, DECEMBER I6TH, 1879. WHOLE NO. 44. Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of Columbia College. VOL. V. No. 6. NEW YORK, DECEMBER 16th, 1879. WHOLE NO. 44 Board of Editors, 1879-1880. WILLIAM S. SLOAN, 'Bl, Managing Editor. WILLIAM H. TAYLOR, 'BO, Business Editor. J. DUANE LIVINGSTON, 'BO. WILLIAM B. MCVICKAR, 'BO. REGINALD H. SAYRE, 'Bl. F. BENEDICT HERZOG, 'Bl. WILLIAM K. OTIS, 'B2. C.E.CALDWELL, 'BO, S. ofL. E. P. CLARK, 'BO, S. of M. GEO. S. RAYMER, 'Bl, S. of M. TERMS. Per annum, (18 numbers,) in advance, .... $2.00. Single copies, 15 dsRemittances by mail should be addressed to GEORGE H. TAYLOR, 'Bl, Treasurer, No. 26 West 52d Street, N. Y. Exchanges, contributions, and all other communications should be addressed to THE COLUMBIA SPECTATOR, Columbia College, N. Y. Students and graduates of the various departments of Columbia are req...