The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, January 01, 1893, Page 48, Image 8

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Columbian Breezes. personal.
The supply of souvenir coins lias run low,
more orders being received llian can be filled.
The Government of Greece lias applied for
space for exhibit in the various departments
ol the exposition.
The educational exhibit has been assigned
to the south gallerv of manufacturer's and
liberal art's building.
One of the most curious features of the Ex
position grounds is Florida's state building.
It is patterned in every detail after the old
Spanish Fort Marion, which was built over
three hundred years ago.
A good-roads congress will be held along
with the other World's congresses. This
will have the co-operation of European
and American civil engineers and road ex
perts. The object is to discuss, advance, and
dovelope good roads, their construction, leg
islation, and everything connected with
The new Columbian postage stamps are
now being distributed. The stamps are
nearlv twice as long as those of ordinary
issues and as wide as the common sort are
long. The engravings are copied from fa
mous paintings discriptive of the principal
events in Columbus' life. They are of all
values, from once cent to live dollars. It is
intended that these stamps will displace the
present issue, for this year.
Horticultural hall is now open to the pub
lic. Flowers and plants from all parts of the
globe are here. Among other plants just ar
rived, are giant ferns from Australia, Japan
ese maples, cinnamon trees, orchids from Cos
ta Rica, and bamboo from China. There are
three thousand six hundred pink and white
primroses now in blossom, grown from seed
sent from Europe. It is to be regretted that
these will pass away by March. A rare treat
of nature will take place in the next few
days, a century plant will bloom.
Burt Forbes visited in Beatrice last week.
Miss Jones spent the holidays at her home
in Hastings.
E. 1 Brown, of Alliance, visited his alma
mater last week.
Julius Westerman visited in Cairo, 111.,
during the holidays.
Jas. Caulield spent his vacation by taking
an extended tour in the east.
Mr. D. Ferguson, formerly of '95, is now
principal of the Talmadge schools.
J. B. White '92 came home from Ann Ar
bor, where he is studying medicine.
Dan Schell '91 of the Ashland high school,
attended State Teachers' Association.
Walker and Love, both formerly of '94,
were recent callers at the University.
Professor Fling spent his vacation in the
the East and Lieutenant Pershing visited in
Miss Minnie DePue and Fred Hyde, '92,
enjoyed their Christmas at their homes in
Professor Caldwell road a paper before the
Stale Teachers' Associatoin upon American
Professor E. W. Hunt, formerly of our En
glish department, is superintendent of the
O'Neill schools.
Miss Grace Bridge is wearing a Delta
Gamma pin, and Miss May Whiting a
Kappa Kappa Gamma pin.
Jas. B. McDonald '92 attended the wed
ding of his brother in Fostoria, Ohio, during
the week preceding Christmas.
A. A. Faurot, W. J. Taylor, Sam Avery
and W. B. Pillsbury were among the alumni
teachers who gathered at the University last
Professor Taylor gave one of his cele
brated cholera-infected lectures upon Russia
at the Second Presbyterian church last Tues
day evening.