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THE NEBRASKAN 9
ing one's head with Krupp guns, steamships, nine, the amount of mental exertion couldn't
Turkish carpets, and model life-saving sta- have been very great. No wonder they no
tions, to go to the clock tower in the matur come attached to their ama mater. It must
faclurer's building. A good band would be take half a lifetime to take a degree. The
playing one of Strauss' dreamy waltzes, picture that he draws of student amusements
The tired sight-seer, if lonely, would lind is an entertaining one. Mr. Davis, though,
an empty chair. There one could sit and see describes everything so pleasantly that one is
more pretty faces in ten minutes than he inclined to make a little allowance (or his
would in a week of ordinary life. Surely all style. Such a life as he portrays may be
the beautiful women in the country must very well for the pampered minions of a rich
have been in Chicago this summer. The aristocracy, but for us the willing western U.
American girl in a blue dress and white straw of N. is greatly to be preferred. .
hat (ninety-nine out of every hundred wore
mem,) is way ahead of anything the Art gal
lery would show.
To keep up appearances there must be a
note of some kind in this column on a purely
literary subject. For this reason (and to
satisfy that almost insatiate eater-up of copy,
the printer,) I would like to remind any
novel reader who may read this, that he is
missing a treat if he omits James Barric from
his list, He is easily the best of the recent
English novelists. There is a certain fresh
ness and naivete in his style that fascinates.
The Scotch dialect is a little difficult, but it is
dialect properly used. The stern morals of
the "Auld Licht" Presbyterians and tho bar
renness of life in a manufacturing town are
well portrayed. Mr. Barrie has also tried y, W. Hasbrouck. of Boise City, Idaho,
his hand as a playwright, but seems not to ms entered the law college.
have been so successful in this line. Indeed .
T . . , , 1 ,1 . , E. M. Pollard, 03, was in the cit' last
few novelists are. It is to be hoped that he ...,'. A ,.t. J
11 i-iii rnnj nj, n,. week mixing, up in politics,
will return to his old love. Good novels are b' l r
infinitely preferable to mediocre dramas. t1c class rolls in the department of chem-
Richard Harding Davis in the last liar- istry show 35 s to date.
fcr's publishes a charming description of A large representation of the Class of '93
"Undergraduate Life at Oxford." Mr. Da- L g h.ive entered the University this
vis says the only reason he has to conclude faut
that everybody works at Oxford is that there
1 ah u DfrionfQ ho Toe Mallelieu, of Kearney, formerly a stu-
are a great many dons. All the students he J .' .. .
, w - , .. u-nnL-iw dent of the University, is taking the law
met got up about eight, went to a bieaklast " J &
party till eleven, then read about a half an course.
hour, then a lunch party, then tennis or boat- prof Nicholson hus been appointed " re-
ing till evening. The time tor study was Qn sugnr for the A Q A c for .
supposed to be after a 7 o'clock dinner. But ,
as they seemed to s.tudy outside of college
and they had to be in college by half-past Notwithstanding the hard times the en-
Fred Clements left to. attend the fair last
James Canfield spent the summer in the
The new Departmental regulation will
soon be out.
J. C. Porterfield has returned from Chica
go and east.
The campus looks much improved after a
careful summer's care.
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