The College Echo. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 3, Ed. 1, January 1891 Page: 1 of 16
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ENTERED AT THE POSTOFFICE AT AUSTIN, TEXAS, AS SECOND CLASS MAIL MATTER.
VOL. III. AUSTIN, TEXAS, JANUARY, 1891.
The COLLEGE Echo is published quarterly, in the interest- of the
students of St. Edward’s College. .
The primary object of the paper is to give the students in the higher
classes an accessible medium for their compositions; to encourage a
laudable effort at excellence and higher flights of fancy in the literary
compositions of the class-room; to preserve such compositions as may
be deemed worthy, and give them circulation among parents and
The COLLEGE Echo will, besides, contain personal notes of the
whereabouts and doings of former students, items of College news,
and whatever may be of general interest to those who are, or have
been, connected with the College.
We hope that parents, students and the friends of the College will
take a friendly interest in The College Echo, subscribe for it, and
aid in giving it a wide circulation.
The subscription price of the paper is FIFTY CENTS a year. Ad-
dress, THE COLLEGE ECHO,
St. Edward’s College, Austin, Texas.
For the Coeeege Echo.]
When the Atigelus is ringing,
And the birds have ceased their singing,—
When to Her above the Sky
Fervent Aves float on high,
Then would I die !
When the Day-King’s glory is over,—
When the dew-breath damps the clover,—
When the shades to earth are clinging,
And the Angelus is ringing,
Then would I die !
When to me the Host is given,—
—The Holy Host, the Bread of Heaven !—
While Angels ’round ns both are singbig,
And the Angelus is ringing,
Then let me die !
When the priest, by God appointed,
Hath my clay-cold limbs anointed,—
Death-drops from my brow are springing,—
Angelus hath hushed its ringing,
’Tis o’er ! I die !
When heart hath wearied of its beating,—
Eyes have lost their light and greeting,—
Lips no longer prayer can utter,
And my life-pulse fails to flutter,
Then, do I pray,
Lay me in the Mound just yonder,
Where the .Cross, in mystic wonder,
Lifts God’s image to the sky,—
There rest holier than I,—
There let me lie !
Nor slab nor shaft place ye above me;
—This I ask of those who love me—
A marble cross, plain, white, suffices
To mark our virtues—shield our vices,—
Thus let me lie !
St. Edward’s College, January i, 1891. AeoysiuS.
—A clipping with an “Aw.” tailed to it, now making the
round of the college press, asserts that “that there is but
one college paper in England, and on the continent under-
graduate journalism is unknown.” We hope this item was
not started by any of our American college publications;
such slipshod writing would be a disgrace to college journal-
ism. Moreover, unless the writer quibbles on the word
“paper,” the statement is not true. We know of at least
three excellent periodicals, issued by undergraduates of
various English colleges. Only one of these—issued at Ox-
ford—is, in the strict sense of the word, a “paper”; the
others are monthly magazines of a high order of merit.
—The Twenty-second Eegislature of Texas met at the
State Capitol in Austin, on the 12th of January, and or-
ganized for business. At twelve o’clock the Senate was
called to order by Senator Burges, President pro tem.,
Mr. J. J. Butts, of the State Department, the efficient
temporary Secretary. At the request of the Chair-
man the proceedings were opened with prayer by the Rev.
Dr. Smoot, Chaplain of the Senate. At the same moment,
12 sharp, the House of Representatives was called to order
by the Hon. John M. Moore, Secretary of State. After
roll-call and the administration of the constitutional oath, an
impressive and eloquent invocation was made by the Rev.
Father P. J. Hurth, President of St. Edward’s College.
The universal testimony is that the 22nd Eegislature is the
finest and most intellectual-looking body of men that has
ever assembled in the State Capitol of Texas. We wish
them success in their deliberations.
— In a thoughtful editorial on the subject of practical
education, the Hillsboro Reflector says:
“Nothing has in recent years more plainly manifested itself to
thinking people than the fact that the South is devoting itself to the
practical. The bitter trials of the past are beginning to be regarded
as having possessed some mitigating features, as the grand lessons
they taught are made impressive and profitable. With the progress of
the age, it behooves us to put our children in a channel to become
educated, to understand mechanics, manufactures, and art. Already
there is an unfilled demand for practical superintendents of cotton
mills, for mechanical engineers with brains and ingenuity, for skillful
and sober machinists and department overseers. Every millowner in
the South doubtless prefers a native to take charge of his help. In
the very fitness of things, they are the best adapted to manage home
people. Many small mills, just beginning, will rapidly enlarge. Now,
some of them can pay only enough to comfortably support men as
superintendents. There is, therefore, a growing demand for educated)
practical, competent young men of Southern birth and education.
Let our young men quit crowding the legal professions and study
chemistry, technology, mechanics ; learn theoretically these things,
if necessary, and then go to work to put the knowledge into practice.’ >
— On Tuesday, the 20th of January, Governor Eawrence
Sullivan Ross resigned the chair of state to his successor,
the Hon. James S. Hogg, Governor-elect, thus terminating
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The College Echo. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 3, Ed. 1, January 1891, newspaper, January 1891; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1005146/m1/1/: accessed August 4, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting St. Edward’s University.