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we call them dormitories or quadrangles, no cam
pus. There is no rallying place of all the profess
ors and students where one can stand, and letting
his eye sweep around on every side say, this is
the University. In Goettingen the University
buildings are scattered all over the entire town j
the ones in the Neustadt being generally fine stone
structures situated in the midst of a beautiful gar
den well planted with flowers. These buildings*
collectively, form the famous “Georgia Augusta”
founded by George 11, in 1734. It is a Universi
ty famous for the great men who have lived and
studied within its walls. ’Twas here that Gauss
deduced, his celebrated mathematical formulae;
that the brothers Grimm discovered the famous
Law which in Philology bears their name j that the
Philosopher Loetze conceived his idea ofthe soul;
and here it was that Wcehler worked out that fa
mous synthetical preparation of Urae, which so
startled the entire scientific world. The Labora
tories of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Zoology
are complete in every detail, each department hav
ing a new and extensive building. The Universi
ty Library is found on the Alle Strasse, and con
tains more than 500,000 printed volumes and over
5000 manuscripts; among the later are some of the
most valuable papers in Germany, Connected
with the Medical department is the new and ex
pensively built Government Hospital for the Prov
ince Hanover, having a capacity for many hun
dred patients; here is found also the famous Blum
enbach collection of skulls.
Since all the German Universities are cared for
financially by the Government, one is certain of
finding there every facility for study, and every
encouragement for work that perfect instruction
and good example can lend.
THE AMERICAN HOME.
If I stood here to-night, to tell you the story of
Bunker Hill, of Yorktown or of those dreary pov
erty stricken winters at Valley Forge, I should
touch a sympathetic chord in every heart.
THE FREE LANCE.
Were I to depict the scene of that pivotal con
flict on the first days of July '63, at Gettysburg,
or the occurrence at Appomattox Court House, near
ly two years later, your every sentiment and sym
pathy would vibrate in harmony with the text.
Or again were I to eulogize the name of Washing
ton, Jefferson, Lincoln, or Grant, the English lan
guage could furnish no commendation too extrav
And why ? Because we recognize our indebt
edness to their influence for what we enjoy of na
tional freedom, prosperity, and happiness.
However we shall consider but one factor in the
foundation and safeguard of our well-being and
prosperity, that is the American Home.
The happiness of home has ever been a theme
dear to poetry and eloquence.
It has called forth sweetest strains of fancy and
Have we not all felt with Jno. Howard Payne
“the homeless bard of home,” who from child
hood’s happpy memories sang?
There’s no place like homo 1"
Cowpersays “Home is the only bliss of Paradise
that has survived the fall.”
Like the bird of India, which by means of clay
fastens the glow worm to the branches above her
nest that it may afford her and her little ones light
through the dark night, so man may by industry
and sobriety attach to his home an abiding sun
shine ; making it the centre of life, its solace and
its refuge, around which may cluster every endear
Let us glance into the homes of some of Ameri
ca’s most gifted sons ; homes made famous by the
name of a Clay, a Webster, a Lincoln, a Grant or
a Garfield. There is influence exerted for the
good of incalculable value. We meet plainnesss
but not commonness. Recall the men and their
early surroundings and I need hardly tell you that
worth of home depends not upon damask, or ma
hogany, mosaic tilings or marble ornaments. Who
can fail to see the nation’s future, in her homes ?
“Bo It ever 90 humble