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Batre4 U tts FoMw m sseosd oUm mtli maUmt. T COMXELLY C A !. Psr Wwk, 15o . . per Month, 40o THURSDAY, AI'RIL 6. TEXAN AT OXFORD. Th followioj are a few extract! from a letter written by SUnlej Royal Ashbjr, who ie a student at Oxford, an appointee from Tens under the Rhodes scholarship. Speaking of outdoor sports, Mr. Astby eays: "Fondness fur outdoor sport is indeed a marked characteristic of ' the Oxonian. The student does nothing at all in the way of athletics is real J y the exception and his fellow students are quite apt to show their disapproval o his course in some demonstrative and occasion!! unpleasant man ner. For since there are so many sports rowing, Rugby football association football, hockey, la crosse, cricket, tennis, golf, beagles, running, hare and hound, and still others every man ought surely to find something to his taste. And since the men of there compara tively small colleges are divided . amongst these many sports, nearly every man is needed to maintain the prestige of his college in inter collegiate matches. This is con sidered his duty. And 'duty' is most appropriately the word in the rase of rowing, for this is far and away the sport at Oxford, transcending everything else in importance and interest. If a man can row, it is his duty to work on the river every day, rain or shine, frigid or hot, in two-ored 'tub,' 'four' or 'eight,' under the stern and profane direction of a pitiless coach all for the glory of his col lege on the Thames. And really his share in this glory is quite worth the bloody sweat." Mr. Ash by has this to pay about eating: "Dinner at 7 is the only meal we have in the big hall. At this hour a liell tolls with an almost church like peal, snl in response to this summon we proceed in a body, again in cur mtin oniric gowns, into the imposing nld hall. This hall is really inure like a cliRpcl than a dining hail as we know it. It is very lofty; its windows ureof stained glu; along each wall at a row of heraldic shields represent log the arms of dignitaries, nobles and kings, all no doubt, connected in soma way with the college; above the shields are many som ber paintings of somber men, some of tbe figures being in strange cos tumes. At the end of the ball farthest from tbe entrance is a raised platform which is higher by a couple of steps than tbe rest of the floor. On this low stage the warden (president) of the college sits at table ith tbe dons and other guests, all wearing evening dress underneath their gowns. "When everybody has taken his .J.UrIh IaIiJ ... I heard; the company rise and re-1 the other side main standing while a scholar says grace in Latin. Then the mea begins. It is quite an excellent meal, by the way, of three or four courses. During its progress there are apt to lw several instances of the keeping of that queer old Ox ford custom called "sconcing." If any man offend at the table by using improper language, by being unmannerly in any way. by play ing too much with the bread, or by doing one of the great many other things which are really quite inno cent in themselves, but serve well enough a excuses for keeping up the custom then the offender is sconced. That is to say, his name and the charge against him are written on a card and eent up to the steward of the table, and if the steward thinks the offense serious enough, as he almost invariably loes, he orders a quart of beer in a silver Iteaker to be served to the guilty man at this same guilty man's expense. The sconced indi vidual has two alternatives he may either drink the whole quart of beer at once without stopping for breath,in which case he sconces those who sconced him, or he may merely touch the beaker with lips or hand, and then yield it up to be passed down the table. As Knglinh eeris fearfully strong and heavy, nd as some of the students do not ndulge in such beverages at all, the latter alternative i the one uxually chosen hand, be may go to the theater, or play "bridge," or amuse himself in various other ways. If he goes oat on the street he is expected to wear cap and gown, but he rarely does so, preferring to run the risk of meeting proctor or a proctor's 'plain clothes' assistant, called a 'buller,' and o being fined in con sequence to the tune of five 'bobs,' rather than wear the Irksome uni versity garb. The proctors are our arch enemies, and even the street urchins have got into the obliging way of warning us when black mortar board, a long black gown and white tfo are in the neighborho!. Then we 'pass on STOCK JUDGING CONTEST AT FORT wORTH. Ten students of the A. and M. College and one farmer's son took part in the competition for prizes offered by the Fat Stock Club. These contestants were required to place, with reasons, two clashes of fat hogs, two clauses of breed ing cattle and two classes of market horses. The work, as done in the swine classes, was pased Uon by Tom trazier and 11. E. Singleton, two well known Texas breeders. Caj.U Tod, of Corpus Christi, graded I he reports submitted on cattle and Mr. J. C. Burns.of College Station. the horse papers. Considering thein- experience of the contestants, good work was done, and Mr. Duke Burgess, who stood in fifth place, worthy of special mention Though not having had any college training, Mr. Burgess is more familiar with good .stock than any of the college boys have had oppor tunity to be. The first prize of 150 was award ed to Mr. V. T. Lewis, who made 343 points out of a possible score of 400; A. A. Wright won second prize with 312 points, E. Carlyle third with .'KM and J. V. Loving fourth with .107. There was one carload of fat t?teers from the A. and M. College that took first prize, and five, which VPM nn vunr nl.l anrl nv.r "After dinner the next thing on! took fin-t prizes. The A. and M. the program is coffee in our room.-', College also received second and th the invariable aocial chat at- ",,rd I,rue" 00 individual steers. corupanying it. 1 he ret of the j The following evening is spent in all sorts of College: Dr. THE Bt'O HUNTCCS DELIGHT. Let tlis others raise their ditties to the sparrows In the cities, let them prats about the peacock If they will; Let them talk about the roblu or t. mournln' dove a-sobbln.' or tbe blackbird as it whistles on the hill. Let them sing about the Jaybird, givin' praise unto that gay bird, letem boast about the bluebird or the wren; Hut I'm proud to say my charmer Is the comfort of the farmer, and I'll raise my little ditty to the ben. If you're oolj out for beauty, it Is probably your duty to decant upon the bulbul In ths tree; Or if wisdom's what you're after, then the owl upon the rafter quits the true and proper caper's said to be. Hut it's usefulness I'm pralsin', aud my ditty I atn raisin' to the Uest and Uncut feathered friend of men. And so here's to that (treat blessln', may her shadow never leitseu, just tliJiumbl" aud hard-workin' barn i hen ! Houston Chronicle. Don't fail to see the white waist liik'at Warner A Jtrandon's. IM ways, according to the inclinations or necessities of each individual. If he is naturally studious, or i worried alxut an impending ex amination, he may devote the the. top of the dark oak paneling is evening to study; or, on the other men went from D. F. Houston, Professors Craig, Marshall, Moser and Burns. Cadets Loving, Wright, Ashton, Carlisle, A. J. .Smith, II. Yarkey, Evans, (ii.l dings, W. T. Lewis and (. O. Lewis The Battalion. Advertised Letters. For week ending April :i, l:s5: l.AMKH Its. I.illie; M.rry. I).; (lark, Charlie; Kllhert. Jake; lUckett, llattie; llearue, Kosa; Huison, Far iiia; Kelly, Kd;Merka, Uhas.; Shor ter, (Ubell; Sherred, F.citfar; Steel, (I., Seininons, Lillie; Servls. Itosie; Spenser, May halley; Turner. Hester. liKNTS. IMshop, 11. J.; Flawers. Jordan; (iatfenjr, J U. Herrin, J. V.; James. J. W.; Sliairf. Manuel: Hobiiisoii, F.ddie. Foreign Sr. Luis Oarzia. 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