DEVOID TO THE INTERESTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA.
HIS WORK FOR THE UNIVERSITY.
ATHENS, GA., SUNDAY MORNING, OCT. 25, 1885.
Hon. R. B. Russell, the Represen
tative from Clarke is again at home,
and'was called upon by a Reporter
editor the other day for an item.
“Well,” said the editor, “what did
you do for the old college during the
last sesoion of the Legislature?’’
“1 have done a little for the Uni
versity,” replied Mr. Russell, “but
not as much as I wanted to do, or
tried to do. In the first place I in
troduced a bill to appropriate the
meagre amount of $5,000 for the re
pair of the buildings on the campus,
and also $2,000 tor the same pur
pose each succeeding year ; you
know the result, a ‘strike out,’ an.
amendment, and the appropriation
of only $2,500, and it was only by
very hard work that I got even this
“Next,” he continued, “I succeed
ed iu passing a bill giving to the
University library, copies of all the
' publications of the’State, embracing
of course, Codes and Supreme Court
Reports. This you observe will be
a valuable addition to the library,
which though as fine as is to be found
in the South, is somewhat deficient
in law publications.”
“What about that free scholar
ship measure?” “Well, that was not
reached for final consideration, but
it consists in this : the State appro
priates bonds the interest on which
will amount to $63,000 per annum,
and this is to be divided between
225 poor boys who sign certificates
that they are unable to pay their
own expenses at college, and who
agree to refund the money, with in
terest, as soon as possible after leav
“How are these beneficiaries to be
selected ?” “There are 225 Repre
sentatives, and each will have the
power of appointing a beneficiary in
his county every year, and they will
be admitted to the University on
standing the usual examinations.”
“Do you think the next Legislature
will pass the bill ?”
“I am almost certain of it, it is a
thing in which every county is inter
ested, and which if passed will culmi
nate in untold good for the State, be
sides giving the college an attendance
of five or six hundred every year, for
you see there will always be these
Jeneficiaries here, besides the
hat now attend, and at least
more will be attracted by the
croi d and the reputation the college
Mr Russell is one of the best
friehes that the University has in
Legisature, and be always has some
scherte on foot for her advancement.
We lope the scholarship bill will
pass, for it would be a big thing for
the old University of Georgia.
R. M. Young is now a commercial
Ben Conyers has left Martin Insti
tute, and now has charge of a fine
school in Perry, Ga.
Here and There.
Le Hardy has left the dear old
collegia halls to seek honors anew.
That genial, whole souled boy,
Frank Potts, visited the University
Stansell now holds a chair in Hill
iard Institute, Forsyth, Ga. Stan
sell, while at college, was a fervid
advocate of the People’s party.
Wright is studying law at Rome,
G a. Jiose will make a success of his
3wld Vaughn has failed ’to show
up this term.
O. J. Walker is teaching at Car-
Will Milner is in business in At
“Chick” Hull is in the cotton
business iu Savannah.
Gus Lane is a banker at Valdsta,
Harvey Johnson is practicing in
Atlanta. Harvey is certain to suc
Barney Evans is with the South
ern Express Co., Edgefield Court
House, S. C.
Jim Briggs is studying dentistry
“ Profishy” Clarke is on the Geor
gia Midland survey.
Horace Holden has gone to Leba
non, Tenn., to study law.
Bob Harbin is teaching the young
ideas of Calhoun, Ga., how to shoot.
Senior Anderson is at Bellevue
Hospital, New York.
Irwin Alexander was in the city a
few days ago.
Arthur Blaine is pursuing a course
of medicine at Columbia College,
Sam Atkinson and Harry Dun-
wcody are practicing law at Bruns
Prof.: “Mr. Cook, in what other
other way mayjtirnber be preserved
for a long time?”
Cook: “By keeping it perfectly
dry in wet water.
“Why, Tub, you don’t blow your
nose with your fingers, do you?”
asked Joe Reynolds, as the crowds
gathered ’round to hear Tub’s an
“Wall, my brudder,” replied the
curious piece of humanity, “does |
yer ’spect me ter blow mer nose wid
“C. F. R.” asks if position affects
sleep, Well, Charley, we rather
think it does. Haug yourself out of a
second-story window, head-down-
wards, and see if you sleep very
C. E. M. (who is doubtless C. E.
Morris) writes as follows: “I am a
natural born poet; anybody can tell
that by looking at me. P. Ovid and
W. Shakspeare both had jambes
bancals, and so have I—slightly.
What will you give me for such
poems as the following?—
There was a young student from Cass,
Who dearly loved his—(mirror);
He lost all his lucre
Playing at—(base ball);
This pious young student from Cass.”
A Professor of Chemistry in a
Western college was lately blessed
with twin girls; he named one
Chlorine and the other Bromine, and
they say that already one bids fair
to become pungent and sauejq and
the latter a regular “stinker.”
First student: “So poor Smith
Second student: “Yes, the blamed
lunaic went and died during vaca
tion and knocked us out of a holi
John Mell (laying aside a news
paper): “Elopements are becoming
quite fashionable. I see that a horse
ran away with an old maid the other
Hertv went up in Cobbham the
other night to make a call, and on
the way he met a friend with whom
he stopped to speak a moment. His
friend noticed that he carried in his
hand a biscuit suspended by a stout
“What in the thunder are you car
rying your food around that way
for?” asked the gentleman in aston
“That ain’t food,” replied Herty.
“Ain’t that a biscuit?”
“Yes, but a Summey house bis
cuit fixed iu this way, makes a sling
with which you can knock a mule
down. I never go out at night, un
less I am,well-armed. So long.”
Received yesterday: —
Dear Reporter—I am very busy
with my books, and haven’t time to
run around and see my many
friends. Please inform them that I
am well and studying hard, and say
to the girls that I am as handsome
as ever. Yours,
Athens, Oct. 20.
dere reporter :—As u air bizzy
gettiu the paper started i s thort 1
wood ritG^u a letter an help you
out. i am a freshman an we hav 10
skollers in Mister 'sskool i like
him rite well for a small boy but he
is awful dignifide an givs mity long
lesons. I thought when i cum heie
I wood like 2 be a fresh but now i
wish I wuzzent cawse I hafter call
the Seanyers Mister and when i
walks bi the lucy Cob the boys hoi
lers hello fresh & the girls laffs and
doant git Mashed on me. i wisht
tha wood cut doun the hedge so the
girls cud see me when I prommer-
nade by the girls is Very curyus
tilings ennyhow i can cifer clear
thru frackshuns but i caint cifer out
a girl cn yu caint nether If tha
wants to tha ken be mene ez gotes,
but ef tha wants ter make er mash
tha ken be ez swete & stnilin ez them
Annerversaryn kandydates what
bothers er feller so much jes as tho
he never bed sens enuff to no boo he
wanted to voat for Girls wood mak
good Polly Tichuns tha wood.
olive oil, Yours tel deth,
p. s.—aint Toad upShaw hausum,
he is most big a dood as Chizzum.
The Chi Phis are known as Rif
fles, A. T. O.s as Alpha Taus, K.
A.s as Kappas, Phi Delta Thetas
as Phis, Delta Tau Deltas as Delta
Taus, Sigma Alpha Episons as
Sigs, and the Phi Gamma Deltas
as Phi Gams.