The Philomathean (Chappell Hill, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5-6, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 1, 1886 Page: 4 of 8
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OHAfPELL HILL, TEXAS.
Chappell Hill, Tex., May & June 1886.
Our paper is very late in mak
ing its appearance, and perhaps a
word of explanation is necessary.
In May at the very time when we
should have sent out the paper,
we were so busy preparing, for
examinations that we decided to
have the May and June number
together as our school takes in
but one week of the latter month.
To make amends, however, the
paper is twice as large as usual
thus giving full space to each num
ber. VVe beg our patrons to par
don this, for while we are fully
aware that our private affairs
should not interfere with public
obligations under the circum
stances this was almost unavoida-
ble. VVe hope and believe it will
not occur again With the issue
of the September number we in-
tend making entirely different
arrangements, placing our paper
on a firmer basis, making- it more
interesting, and improving its
appearance generally. We also
expect to make it larger, if not the
September number, at least very
While we are pleased with our
appearance and growth during the
short time we have been before
the public, we intend to get better,
and in the near future to send out
a paper of which patrons and
school may well be proud. In
short, we intend to have a paper
fully up with the high standard of
our school. We invite short, in-
teresting articles from members
of our Society, as well as other
friends in different sections of
Joy and Sadness of School-Life.
Memory has received another
happy year into its already crowd-
ed storehouse. Another Com
mencement has taken its place
among the recollections of school
life. Still there is sadness con-
nected with this joy. Even now
the tear steals from the eye as
we think of the farewells that
were spoken. The parting words
of our loved president were echo-
ed in four aching hearts as we
realized that this was truly the
Commencement of our lives, that
we should no longer be under the
guidance of our friend but be
borne into the busy whirl of life.
The garlands of childhood were
snatched from our brow and the
wreath of womanhoood placed in
its stead. While we sat upon the
rostrum memory was awakened,
and dwelt upon the happy hours
of the past, lovingly painting the
picture of our school life upon the
canvass before us. We strain our
eyes to look through the veil that
hides the future from our sight,
but no, we can see nothing, all is
dark beyond the present, to-mor-
row is shrouded in heavy mysts.
Hereafter shall we see others
take our places, or will our barks
have drifted to far distant shores?
How is it to be? What is in the
beyond? Fortunate for us that
"Heaven from all creatures hides
the book of fate."
Yes, we are drifting apart; the
ties that so bound us yesterday
to-day are torn asunder. "Our
Ships at Sea'' have before them a
long voyage; that we may not be
weary ere the haven is reached
let us study closely "The Beauties
of Mind and Matter;'7 in doing so
we shall indeed find Books in
Running Brooks, and the "Light'
shining upon the rippling waves
will show a life well spent.
Now,the cheerful sound of the
bell and the merry laugh of the
school girls have ceased while we
bid a sad farewell to^rtT dear
school life, and in pefiring, wish
school-mates-aH-the success, joy
and happiness that can eoine into
In answer to a call from onr
president, many of the former
graduates of the Chappeil Hill Fe-
male College have been heard
from, Those present during com-
mencement met and laid the foun-
dation for an Alumnus Society,
electing officers, appointing com-
mittee to frame a constitution and
arranging programme for its meet-
ing at our next commencement,
June, 1887. We regret that we
are unable to give the exact pro-
gramme The officers elected are:
Mrs Mattie Matthews, President,
" Mannie Tarrant, Yice-Pres ,
Miss Fannie Stoue, Secretary,
1• Delia White, Treasurer.
We regret to give up our music
teacher, Mrs. Bradley, who for
two years has been among us,
weaving a web of love around our
hearts. Her assistant, Miss Oon-
nerly, though with us but a short
time has made many friends
among her pupils. May they meet
with friends and success wliere-
ever they go.
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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/m1/4/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.