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[bold] An Appreciation. [/bold]

What an unimaginative crown the rhetoric
class must be? Left alone for a time with-
out their overseer the other day, to write
on such topics as "Civilization," "Advance of
Civilization," "Evidence or Examples of
Advancing Civilization in Recent Years," they
talked and laughed and cursed the
stupidity of the instructor for half an hour
and then most of them gave up without
a struggle. They made quite a big noise,
take it altogher, until this departure
of the recreants. Just as the remainder
were settling down to really try to
aqueeze out something now that the
disturbing element had taken their noise
away with them, the poor wretch of
an instructor came back. He hardly dared
enter before, for the racket was like

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