THE RED AND BLACK.
IMVEHSITV OF (iKOKOlA, ATHENS, (i \.. FEBRUARY 3, 1894.
Their father, morbidly saddened by
his wife's early death, had never
wasted much of bis time in their
Curiously enough, that afternoon ()||l> (layj one of thoge wot> chm .
on the football Held, six men in three U1 g days that Athens sometimes
different spots, chatted about the furnislieo, there came a letter for
same object. It was not at all
strange that there should be three
Luke. His father wrote that Molly
had made a fool of herself about a
I.asl Saturday morning marked
the advent of the Lawyer's Debat
ing Society, and those favored with
invitations lo the opening, pro
I uounced it the hottest out! I'resi
deni Sterling called the meeting to
order, and rend the subject,
“Resolved, That the Pulpit offers
conversations on the same theme, | <. t .|-tjiin drummer, known by Luke
for such coincidences are common to be a thorough scoundrel. Ho had i‘, w “ ier ,,t ' 1,1 f,,r eloquence than the
. . .... a. .. .. ~ ; I to e hit I...1 f < I ill _
enough in real life. Hut it in really oome, ho ran the letter a few day#
remarkable that an many as nix stu :igo, and now the couple were bent
on inarmin'. «•> «...
ii,*... i • • . • I*' 1 ® negative. (rood points wen
Luke loo well knew Ins maters na* . ' .
Har.” Strong led for the ntlirma-
tive with a telling speech which
That was VlL But V* #bl >’ ." ,,sw '■ r, " 1 [ >Y Wallace on
dents should even think of this par.
ticular object. ......
In many respects he differed but lure( kllew t h a i her love for this ,,y »"■>
little from the average rank ami- ,nan was, at least to her, real; knew 1 l ’. Mwn
tile underclassman. Ilis abomiua- t ) mt t h 0 father's opposition would W# , 7 "'their defense
ble attire, ill-fitting and ill-made, , m | y strengthen her resolve, prob | , ’ ar 1 "" fr '‘ ,|l "‘ nt bursts of
showed to advantage the neither :l |,; y exasperate her beyond reason. "I’]’ :lus '' "'t' rrupted them
athletic nor graceful figure, and the , Q ne thing only conld prevent the I 1,1 “ N,,l,| hiM wmo
dark homely face, was, save an air
of apologetic eiutiarassuient, almost
One group decided thit the ob
ject was a fool, another that he was
a damn smart man, while the third
dubbed him a Grind. Now, when
ever a student is held by some of
his fellows to be a fool, and by
others to be exactly the contrary,
lie sure that he is not comm-eiplace,
and, hove all, he is not a fool.
losing speeches were made by
the leadi •is, mid after an admirable
marriage. Luke must go home and , ,
c , . summing nil of the points made tin
remain until Molly s infatuation ....
, iiif .. ,, , .. .1 resilient rendered his decision in
should be forgotten, nut grinds of \
, . , , . favor of the affirmative,
this type tire often vulgar enough |
not to be able to travel on short j "** ~~
notice, and moreover, his father When the State Convention of Y*
would by no means permit his re- M. C. A. met here in Athens last
turn if he assigned no reason. Luke March, a subscription was taken up
could not tell him the real one. For I a* usual for the support of State
some time, he sat thinking steadily, work. Many of the Associations
Hu must go somehow. Then came promised to pay fifty and seventy-
1 the thought that sent the Idood five dollars, while wo subscribed
The object’s name was Luke He rurging from his heart and only twenty-five, lint our boys be
Give to me the heart I crave
Oh! let me not ask ill vain,
Or, return the one I gave
Down in the star'-light lane,
fly those stars that shone above
You, I swear to love you well.
Kyee may fail and tongues deceive,
Let the heart speak—true love tell,
Kven though it too alarms
III the presence of your gate,
Let me try the pow’r of arms
And then I may win the prize.
— Tom DinoAnti.
At my Girl's.
There is a girl, who lives in town.
With graceful form ami eyes of brown;
Her foot are suiall, her teeth like pearls
Oil, she's the sweetest of all girls.
I go to see her every night,
I almost stay till morning light;
And w hen the old man rings fhe hell
I tell him please to step to h—I.
When I was there at eventide
I asked her If slic’d he my bride,
She said she would, and I wae glad,
before I left I felt quite sad.
.lust when site said she would he mine
Vv arm stole round her waist divine
I squeeze I ns mil' ll as I could squeeze:
Itut hark! 1 heard somebody sneeze
was an elective,studying fairly well, almost made him gasp for breath, came enthused over the matter and t ‘ " '' '" ,lt looked around;
and chousing, with rare judgment, lie might save Molly only by dis fell that we could not afford to In- 1 looked quit* well, but nothing found.
voluiuues from the Library, and
these he read with unwearying de
votion. I say devotion advi-edly,
for reading, not studying, or a di
ploma was his object in coming to
honoring himself. It was a hard,
hard choice. To leave college, and
under such circumstances would
mean eternal defeat to liis hopes*
For hours, like the man he was, lie
the University. He was one of f*,.,.,] t|„. problem, thought wilhou<
those cranks, utterly uncoinpre
bended by the student body at large,
who seek ill the University simply
hope for some other way; then sal
for a time as one stunned. Finally
he rose, languidly, utterly spiritless*
training and actual, lasting benefit. | le |, a ,) decided.
That he cared more for knowledge Next morning his class were stand
than a diploma was, of course, a|1 examination, Luke watched
enough to brand him a crank, if not f or his opportunity and, just as the Foot Hall in Southern colleges
worse. And so some thought him a instructor looked at him, opened
fool. I ||j H text-book, and furtively copied
Once or twice, in conversation, L aeutence.
some one lightly derided one of bis The faculty decided that the proof
theories, and the floolof hot elo was complete, and in a few days, he
quenoe that followed was utterly left for home. Molly is still single,
dumbfounding. And so, some i seemingly happy, and Luke but
thought him a damn smart man. | what does it matter? he was only a
Like many another of Toil's nu- Grind. Vkkilank.
morons horny handed progeny, he I —
was cursed with ambition. How Six of the nine men on last year’s
often, in bis home, be had dreamed Princeton ball team are in college,
by day and night, of his future i — — •—
greatuess as an author, how almost j It was stated iu the last issue that
for this alone, he had lived anj I Mr. W. K. of N. C., was ex-
worked and loved and prayed, he j peeted to /^iiere about the first of
alone knew. j February to conduct a series of re-
And yet his heart was roomy ligious meetings at the Y. C. A.
enough to harbor besides the image reading room. Sirica then, we have
of a little country girl who loved ( learned with much regret, that he
him tenderly and trusted him im- cannot now come. Strong 'fforts
),licilly. Naturally, they cared lit however will be made to have him
tie for any one but each other, visit us sometime in the spring.
behind other colleges and raised j T, "’ n to,,k »c»l«l«>n aptnl
our subscription to fifty dollars. A knd sat so hard It far stuck In.
good deal of this however lias not ' jumped up quick anil much <11,1 swear
been collected, and it is hoped that As Tommy rawlnl from under them
those who subscribed will pay up —Kx.
at once, for the year is nearing its .... . , ......
. ,, ,, ,, , . * Where is our base ball nine?
close. Mr. G. F. Itutlcr is Treasurer,
wiM K l " dl y W""" 1 Optional chapel*, at Princeton,
from any one who may have forgot „ l)W wo||W it Wl|fk llen .
ten tin* matter.
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There are eighteen men in train-
J, 1 ' 1 e growth and present status of iug for the Val • 'Varsity crew.
admirably presented in the January Hicre are more than 2/*0 native
number of Tiik Soctiikkn Mauaxink women studying in the medical col-
by J. Breckinridge Uobertsou, of the b'ges of India.
University of Virginia. The article —
is well illustrated with portraits and Gollegc journalism in the South
instantaneous photographs of men rw ' , ' |, tly received two notewor-
in play, and reviews the game as accessions in the advent of two
played by the leading colleges of w *ckly newspapers, representing the
Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, universities of Georgia and Ala-
Geo 'gin, Alabama, Tennessee and barna. Mention lias been made of
Kent cky. Only one Southern ool Hki» anii Black, of the former,
lege -am has yet crossed Mason and now the latest in the ranks is
and Dixon's line to try conclusions Hu; Ckwmom Wiiitk, of tin* latter in-
witli their brothers of the North; stitution. I hey are neatly printed
yet from the progress the Southern sheets with four pages of four col
college boys have made in the past ""ins each, and from the first two
three years, we may expect to hear issues bids fair to take a most re-
from them next season. spectablestand among thesixttouth
Among the contributors to this ern college weeklies which are striv-
number are John Fox, Jr., Robert ing for the unification of college
Burns Wilson, William Baird, S. J. spirit and the advancement and ele-
Shields, Robert G. Toombs and vation of college aiblettcs.—The
Frank M Bicknell. Hustler.