The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 15, 1893, Image 1

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Yv'ill Dazev,
A. M. Fekgusox.
Jok Gilbert,
A. M. Todd.
E. C. Jon'as, (Austin)
H. P. Jordan, (Calliopean)
L. L. ^rown, (Austin)
Business Manager.
Associate Business M’g’rs.
From the gray, ruined tower of other days
She watched his white sail fade across the blue;
Swiftly it sped athwart the morning haze
Into the sun’s fresh glory; soon it grew
A slender point before the straining gaze,
Then vanished; and the circling sea-birds flew
O’er the sad ocean that still sobbed, adieu. .
And many another sun arose and shone
On the gray tower and the lonely isle,
Where, in her laticed chamber, all alone,
She weaved gay webs the moments to beguile.
The billows mocked her with eternal moan,
The heavens mocked her with eternal smile,
And vine-leaves chuckled o’er the moulding pile.
At last afar, beneath a purple sky,
A tiny dot upon a silver sea,
She marks a white sail drawing ever nigh ;
The dark hull rises swiftly. It is he!
Her hands, impatient, throw their labor by;
Clasped to his mail-clad bosom: “Can it be
Again, Conrad, my love, from war and danger free.”
Miscellany Department.
Response to the Valedictorian.
Ladies and Gentlemen:—In response to the Valedictorian
of the graduating class, it has been made my duty to express
to them on this happy occasion and in this hearing, the senti
ments of the undergraduates of the Agricultural and Mechan
ical College of Texas. The honor of thus representing the
second class, has doubtless been conferred upon me through
partiality more than sound discretion. But it is not for me
to criticize the action of my classmates, but to represent them
to the best of my ability.
Gentlemen of the graduating class:—In the words just spo
ken by your representative we recognize the expression of that
fraternal regard which you entertain, and have always mani
fested toward us as well as the filial affection with which we
trust you will always regard this noble institution. And es
pecially on this occasion do we rejoice to know that during
the pleasant and I trust profitable months spent here, we have
formed sacred ties of friendship which will be long remem
bered as among the most durable ties of lifw. As our inter
course has been pleasant, I trust it has been permanently prof
itable to all concerned—to you of the first class as valuable
experience, and to the undergraduates as wholesome discipline
and profitable intercourse. We appreciate »he interest you
have taken in the discharge of your prescribed duties toward
us. As disciplinarians, you have discharged your responsible
duties with credit to yourselves and the College, and with
profit to us. We know that often duty and friendship have
been brought face to face but in the end duty prevailed and
always for the best. I believe I can truly say that to-day you
see before you, and to-morrow you leave behind, as fine a cadet
corps as there is in the country, and this character is to a large
extent, the result of your energy, intelligence and devotion to
duty, under the guidance of your honured faculty.
You, like the rest of us, have been at the foot of the ladder,
and through hard study and intelligent discipline you have
reached a position of honor and responsibility which you have
worn and exercised with credit to yourselves and benefit to
those with whom you have been associated in the duties and
discipline of the College. Gentlemen, you have now comple
ted your course, and will leave these pleasant associations and
mingle with the world, and become a part of its living, active,
and I trust influential citizenship. In view of this separation,
I express the sentiments of those you leave behind, when I say
we bid you God-speed, and that we part from you with regret,
and yet with a pleasing satisfaction—regret that our pleasant
intercourse as schoolmates and friends is at an end—yet satis
fied that, though absent from these halls and this campus,
that you go equipped to lead the way which we hope, in due
time to follow. The advantages wdiich you have enjoyed here
were provided by a generous and enlightened government,
state and national, and administered by a College faculty ful
ly alive to the importance of their work. Your country, by
its wisdom and liberality, and through its wisely selected
agents has armed and equipped you for the battles of life—
has furnished to your hands the implements with which you
are to hew out each man his own destiny. In return for this,
your country expects you at all times to be found at the post
of duty • c wheie all the honor lies.”
Remember, we look to you for examples which we vyill be
proud to emulate. The paths you have trod we will tread,
and in due time we hope to take our places with you, shoul
der to shoulder, to meet the duties of life as they present them
selves. The College, in its organized capacity—president, di
rectors, faculty, and pupils—look upon you this day with lau
dable pride, confident that wherever you go you will reflect
credit on your Alma Mater. Gentlemen, we have no doubt of
your success and shall look to you for examples of citizenship,
when we too, in the Providence of God shall be called upon to
take up the real duties of life.
In conclusion, in behalf of the Cadet Corps of the Agricul
tural and Mechanical College of Texas, I desire to bid you an
affectionate farewell and may God Almighty keep you in his
care, and preserve each one of you for high and honorable
spheres of usefulness. Very Respectfully,
A Iiesson of the Panic.
One of the most striking lessons shown by the panic is the
intimate relation between capital and labor. The contraction
of credit and the withdrawal of capital out of business throw
labor out of employment. Although there may be quarrels
between employers and employes, there can be no war be
tween capital and labor. Their interests are mutual. To
strike down capital is to strike down labor. The blow aimed
at capital falls on labor. A clear recognition of this fact will
tend toward the arbitration and peaceful settlement of all
differences that may arise between employers and employes.—
Farm and Fireside.