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Hobart herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1879-1942, January 01, 1893, Image 17

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EDITORIAL,. 141 the future, dear reader, when you are asked for an article remember you w ill be responsible, iu a great measure, for a dull and uninteresting issue, if you refuse to contribute that which is requested of you. T H E destruction by fire of the Einden Opera House 011 the night of the 26th of December, removed an old landmark from the main business street of the village, aud one well known to many a Hobart man. For more than thirty years the old hall has served as the theatre for the last appear­ ance of a graduating class, and the venerable walls have listened to the glowing words of the hopeful and expectant student, who goes out 011 his way,intending to put all things under his feet; have re-echoed to the inspir­ ing addresses of eloquent chancellors ; have caught some of the dark and sombre reflections of those Latin sentences which crown the student's four years’ work with the laurel leaves of success and self-congratulation, Looked at in a sentimental way. the destruction of the building is per­ haps a loss, but from every other point of view we’ve nothing but words of gladness to utter : for the hall was old and difficult of access, the seats were uncomfortable, and the stage of such dimensions that nothing desirable in the amusement line could be lured our way. Geneva in her old age is waking up to a new life—let her have an opera house which shall be a credit to its owners, an object of pride to the citizens of the town, and a place where the college can hold its commencement offices with some degree of comfort and pleasure. T H E N . Y. S . I. P. A. was unable to hold its meeting with the members of T h e H b raed Board in Geneva last November, because of the order which closed the college buildings. The President of the Association has called the meeting for the 27 th of this month, and we hope to have an earnest and enthusiastic attendance. Again we extend an urgent and cordial invitation to the student body and all others interested in our paper, to attend tlie literary meeting which

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