The Philomathean (Chappell Hill, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5-6, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 1, 1886 Page: 1 of 8
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Devoted to The Interests of Our Girls.
Vol. 1 No. 5-6.
CHAPPELL HILL, TEXAS, MAY & JUNE, 1880.
50 Cents per Year.
"Where There's A Will There's
We have faitli in old proverbs, full surely,
For Wisdom has traced what they tell;
And Truth may be drawn up as purely
From them, as it may from ' 'a well.''
Let us question the thinkers and doers,
And hear what they honestly say,
And you'll find they believe, like bold woers,
In—1 'Where there's a will there's away."
The hills have been high for Man's mounting,
The woods have been dense for his axe;.
The stars have been thick for his counting,
The sands have been wide for his tracks;
The sea has been deep for his diving,
Tfct? .jjoles havw* been broad for f his sway,
But bravely he's proved in his striving
That—"Wlivlv\ there's a will there's away."
Have ye poverty's L
Does uffering weigh ao\,^ j
Only call up a spirit to hope with,
And dawn may come out of the night.
Oh! much may be done by defying
The ghosts of Despair and Dismay;
And much may be gained by relying
On—* 'Where there's a will there's a way.*'
Should ye see from afar what's worth winning,
Set out on the journey with trust;
And ne'er heed if your path, at beginning
Should be among brambles and dust.
Though it is but by footsteps you do it;
And hardships may hinder and stay,
Keep a heart, and be sure you'll get through it
For—"Where there's a will there's a way."
Anniversary of Philomathean Society
And Art Levee.
The Pliilomatbean Society oi
Chappell Hill Female College eel
ebrated its anniversary on
Monday June 7th in the college
chap^U ;As the visitor entered
the chapel his eye was greeted by
the elegant and artistic display of
the paintings of the Art Class, oc-
cupying all the available space on
the walls. Such a scene was never
witnessed before in Chappell Hill.
The audience was enthusiastic in
its commendation of both teacher
and pupils. Miss Spencer, the
accomplished directress of this
department, is not on'y an artist
herself, but she possesses the
faculty of making astists of her
pupils. This display of the work
of the class was most creditable
alike to teacher and pupil. The
programme of the society was
varied and entertaining, embrac-
ing music, recitations, essays, etc
The music was classic in style
and difficult of execution, yet the
brilliant performance of the young
ladies elicited the warmest admi-
ration of the audience and evinced
the highest degree of proficiency
The first piano recitation, "Mu-
sic Among the Pines,"' (Wyman)
was given by Miss J. Williams.
Then followed the vocal recitation
of "The Ghebers Glen'' in a most
moving style by Miss Cochrane.
Her elocution was superb. In
voice and action she could easily
run the gamut of the passions.
Melting pathos, passionate en-
treaty, burning indignation all
found expression in her well mod-
ulated voice and seemed the very
echo of the sense Then the piano
solo 'The Wood-Nymph's Call'
was rendered by Miss L. Thomp-
son. The audience was fairly
lifted on the wing by Miss Hon s
rendition of "Darius Greene and
his Flying Machine." She person-
ates the character of the down
east Yankee, with its broad dialect
and irr< si stable drollery, as if she
was "to the manner born.'' The
dry quaint humor of the piece was
brought out in such an inimitable
way as to set the audience "in a
roar." Her clear-toned voice pen-
etrated the furthest part of the
room, aud every sylable was dis-
tinctly heard. As an amateur she
cannot be surpassed. "Darius
Greene5 wifl long linger in the
memory of those whose good for-
tune it was to hear her Miss M.
Matthews' piano recital of "Old
Black Joe,'' with variations, awak-
ened long slumbering memories
within our bosoms, Then follow-
ed "A Bird from o'er the Sea'' by
Miss B. Davis.
The chef-cTyeuvre of the occasion
was the essay on "Incentives to
Intellectual Achievements" by
Mrs. M E Tarrant, a graduate of
C. H, Female College and honor-
ary member of the Society. Vig-
orous in conception and elaborate
in diction, this production indi-
cated profound thought and wide
research on the part of the gifted
authoress, and clearly demonstra-
ted the fact that she has not quit
"studying," although she quit the
studies on Commencement day
one year ago. It was fitting too
that she should bring to the socie-
ty the golden sheaves she has
been harvesting from other fields.
Alter the 'Shepherd's Evening
Echo Song'' on the piano by Miss
L. Thompson came the address to
the Society by ttev. O. L Ilotch-
kiss, in which the Rev. gentleman
surpassed himself and drew the
warmest plaudits from his delight-
ed audience. It was an oration
full of good things. A healthful
conservative thought presented
in terse, vigorous language, that
often rose to the sublime, was its
The piano solo "What are the
Wild Winds Saying," with varia-
tions, by Miss Tarrant closed the
most memorable occasion in the
annals of the Philomathean Soci-
1 call a complete and generous
education that which fits a man to
perform justly, skillfully, and mag-
nanimously all the offices, both
private and public, of peace and
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Felder, Kate & Tarrant, Mamie. The Philomathean (Chappell Hill, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5-6, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 1, 1886, newspaper, May 1, 1886; Chappell Hill, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth235639/m1/1/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.