University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 393            The State of Illinois is destined to become a great centre of 
             Catholicity as well as of the Union itself.  Twenty-five years ago 
             Chicago formed as it were the limit of the United States at the 
             West; today civilization has advanced so far that Chicago finds 
             itself in the very centre.
                  Towards the middle of December there was a new manifestation 
             of insubordination amongst the pupils, in which the same number 
             (40) were involved.  Much prudence was required to restore order.  
             Six were sent off and as many others went in consequence; but the 
             right spirit was not so speedily restored, and until the end of 
             the year the relations between professors and students were more 
             strained.  Ordinarily such uprisings leave an unpleasantness in 
             the mind, which is no longer disposed as it was before.
                  This time the cause seemed to lie with the prefect of 
             discipline, who was not sufficiently feared and who allowed too 
             much liberty.

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