The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, November 01, 1892, Page 24, Image 12

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A new literary society has been organized
called the Philomathian. A constitution has
been adopted and officer? elected. Meetings
are held every Friday evening in room 7,
at which programs are carried out.
The Independent Club has elected the
following officers : President, E. A. Ger
rard ; vice president, B. G. Mosher ; secre
tary, Ed Kring. Delegates were elected to
address the Western Normal students.
The university debating club expects the
banner meeting of the year next Saturday
evening, November 5U1, when the question,
"Resolved" That Benjamin Harrison Should
be Our Next President," will be discussed.
The Phi Delta Theta fraternity entertained
their friends at their hall Friday evening.
October 7th. Cards and dancing were en
joyed during the evening. A merry time
was had, and the party dispersed at a late
Miss Frankish entertained her friends
Tuesday evening, Oct. 18th. The entertain
ment was a departure from the usual and
the evening was spent in roasting marsh
mellows and telling ghost stories, passing the
time very pleasantly.
The Kappa Kappa Gamma's entertained
their friends at the home of Miss Mable
Lindley Thursday evening, October 13th.
The evening was spent at cards, after which
refreshments were served. The time was
very pleasantly passed by all.
The Peruvian mummies from Victor Gully,
given to the university by Hon. Patrick
Egan, have been placed in a case in the
museum. A thousand sight-seers visited
the geological laboratory to see those mum
mies the first week they came.
The University color has been changed
from old gold to scarlet and cream. A mass
meeting was called at which R. E. Johnson
presided. The first color selected was crim
son, but it was found that this was Kansas'
color, so the above colors were adopted.
Thirty additional boxes of specimens col
lected on the Morrill expedition arrived at
the university last week. They consist of a
large variety, and especially of cave speci
mens. The collection is very valuable and
worth many times the cost of gathering them.
The international law class arc taking
some practical work in diplomatic cases.
Six cases have been taken, and members of
the class act as secretaries of state for the
different countries interested, and defend the
cases for their respective nations. Some
lively discussions are being engaged in.
The university now has one of the best
alligator collections in the country, as a re
sult of Regent Morrill's remembrance while
in Florida last winter. The large one is
now ready for the museum, and Professor
Barbour says there are not three better ones
anywhere. With five smaller ones, some
alligator eggs, and a skeleton, the alligator
set will be ah imposing one.
At the fool-ball game last Monday many
gaily decorated rigs were seen. Beta Theta
Pi and their young lady friends filled a tally
ho which was decorated with University and
fraternity colors. Sigma Chi and their
friends filled a handsome band-wagon sim
ilarly decorated. The Palladians filled a
similar rig. There were many private
carriages trimmed with the scarlet and
cream. Tin norns furnished music for the
"A Fatal Pin" and "Shakespeare to Date"
were presented before large audiences at
Union Hall by the University Dramatic Chib
on Friday evening, the 22nd, and Saturday
evening, the 29th. The performances were
successful, both from a dramatic point of
view and in a financial way. The cast of
characters for Shakespeare were: Portia,
Miss Ruliffson ; Ophelia, Miss Olivia Pound ;
Lady Macbeth, Miss Cather; Juliet, Miss
Louise Pound,