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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 22, 1897)
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ilny Noon, by llio Studonts of tho
University of Nobmskn.
Entorod ns Second aam Mall Matter.
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Kdlth flchwnrt Ass't M'glng 13d.
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Kato Snow Walkor Fraternities
Oliver Chambers Local
O. W. Molor kocat
D. J. llnhorty Law
Bnm Bloan V. M, C, A.
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Inconvonlcnco of being "dunned", should
notify the business manager before Jan
Tho steps taken by the agricultural
school In promoting diversified farming
deserves a word of praise. The university
authorities are sparing no efforts to make
this work thorough and effective In bring
ing about good results among tnp farm
ers. And the Interest the farmers over
the state are taking In this work, shows
that they arc conscious of the need of
more scientific knowledge In tilling tho
soil. The time has come wften Industrial
classes should bo Impressed with the Im
portance of training In tho different meth
ods of carrying on their respective cal
lings. Scientific knowledge Is no less
adapted to a successful management of
ii farm and In securing greater returns
for labor expended, than It Is In mechan
ical or professional work. The facilities
afforded by tho state farm for Instruction
In diversified farming cannot be sur
passed. All that Is needed Is sufTlclent
funds to meet the expenses. There Is
nothing that Is more In need among agri
cultural classes than n knowledge of tho
results reached In the various experiments
made nt the school. This opportunity Is
now open to the 'boys of our state, and It
Is hoped no effort will be spared In arous
ing Interest among them.
The time for the oratorical contests Is
now nt liand. Despite of tho fact thnt
enthusiasm In this phase of college llfo
Is upon tho wane, 'we cannot afford to
neglect doing our part toward those who
deslro to contest for honors. That ora
tory has a place In college doings, no ono
denies. But for some reason or other It has
not received the support and encourage
ment It deserves, among tho students.
The societies promise to give fairly good
contests this yeav In spite of these ad
verse conditions. Let us bo on hand to
give the contestants our support and en
couragement. Tt Is very deslrablo that a
fit representative be. chosen to orato for
tho university In the state contest. So
long as we are a member of the state as
sociation, let us see that tho most de
serving Is our representative.
Some objections have been raised by
many studonts, who think their profess
ors who do not require an examination,
aro placing too much work upon thorn for
examination week. It seems that this
objection Is well founded. A professor
really has no right to require his stu
dents to put moro than two hours of
work upon a subject during examination
week. This Is putting It rather forcibly,
yJt no student can go through tho or
deal of examinations In oi.e or two sub
Jccts, and put In full time on somo others
where examinations are not required. As
long as there Is no recess between the
semesters, the professors should take this
The table of Harvard catalogue esti
mating average expenses gives four scales
of annual expenditures. Low average ex
penses nro put at ?372; moderate at $472;
liberal at J622; very liberal at $1,010.
Oxford unlvorstty, of Knglnnd haw an
annual Incomo of six million dollars,
Thoro are live hundred and twonty-flvo
Young Mon'n Christian associations In tho
Thorn arc three women on tho board of
trustees of tho American unlvemlty nt
Prof. Joseph I.eConto of the University
of California lelobrated his goldon wed
ding January 10, Doiihtlos many of our
geology studonts will wlih him many hap
py returns. '
The students of tho university of Mis
souri nro very Indignant nnd greatly ex
cited over tho action of tho faculty In ox
polling from college Captain flhnwhan and
Manager English of the football team.
This action was taken lrocauso ono of tho
law of tho university was violated by al
lowing men to play on the team who
wero not 'students of the university, and
also because tho team made a trip Into
Mexico without gaining permission from
the faculty. The faculty 1iave nlso or
dered Coach Patterson discharged and
that he shall not be nllowed to have any
connection with the university hereafter.
Tho other members of the team wore al
lowed to go unpunished hut wero severe
ly reprimanded by the president. The
students have posted notices nnd called
n mnss meeting to see what Is to be done
In tho matter, nnd many of them have
threatened to leave the university If the
decision of the faculty Is cnrrled out.
A PITCHING MACHINE.
C. H. Hlnton one of the Instructors In
mathematics at Princeton, has Invented a
pitching machine. Properly speaking It
Is not n machine, but a gun which a man
carries In his arms, with which he can
shoot a baseball nt nny speed and give
an out-curve, an ln-curvc. n drop, nnd
a rise, tho last, however, being practi
cally a very swift straight ball, for Mr.
Hlnton has not yet succeeded In overcom
ing tho law of gravitation. lie thinks It
possible to produce a genuine rise, but to
do so would require such a speed that It
would be out of the question: For several
years Ingenuous men have been trying to
Invent something which might take tho
place of the 'pitcher. So far" as Is known
at the patent ofllce, none succeeded until
Mr. Hlnton went to work. And he makes
no such claim for his gun, his present
one nt least, for he designed It solely for
the purpose of giving prnctlce to batsmen
without wearing out the pitchers. He Is
now nt work on another machine of n
very different character, except In so far
as the actual making of the curve Is con
cerned, which he thinks will bp not only
suited for prnctlce work, but for games
also. The gun Is of the simplest descrip
tion, hut the results are surprising. In a
space of seventy feet Mr. Hlnton gets n
curve of fourteen Inches. This curve be
gins about twenty feet from the miusilo
of tho cannon, and Is sharp, though not a
perfect one, with a decided drop at the
end. By wind sights placed on tho can
non n person can get so expert In a
short time thnt he can hit n small mark
four out of six times, and send the ball
over the plate five out of six times, and
this with tho clumsy experimental can
non now used. Kx.
"Ho dances well," so said tho lookers-on
Who wntched lilm In tho masy walls;
Knlr woman smiled nnd waved their Jew
"Mo dances well, whiitover clso his
And all through llfo ho danced his
Was wolcomed by tho Idlo laughing
Tho open sesame "Ho dances well',"
As o'er tho llowor-strcwn path ho
But death reached out nnd clutched tho
Tho merry muilc changed to dlrgo nnd
Anil to tho gate of heaven ho carried In
Tho verdict of tho world-"Ho danens
St. Peter eyed the dancer's recommend
And slowly scratched his good right car
And said "You'd hotter lake n lower
Through oversight, wo have no danco
WILLIAM REM) DUNItOY.
REVERIES OF A BKNHDICT.
"Thou thrice blosxed nleotlnol" thought
Mitchell, ns the blue, filmy veil of cigar
smoke floated In fantastic cloudlets or
swung Into long transparent lines In the
lire light glow. He extended his feet to
wards the grate, g.izod straight Into tho
red coals, and under the tobacco's sooth
ing Influence he mused:
"If now in that chair yonder were seat
ed a sweet faced girl, with a pretty little
foot lying out upon the hearth, a bit of
lnce running around the swelling throat,
the hair parted to a charm over a fore
head fair as nny of my dreams nnd If I
could rench an arm around that chair
back without fear of giving offence, nnd
suffer my fingers to play Idly with thoso
curls that escape down the neck and If I
could clasp with my other hand those
wnlte taper fingers of hers that "
"You horrid wretch!" screamed his wife,
"you're burning a hole In the curtain
with your nasty cigar!"
And tho smoke with nil Its drenmy vis
Ions swept up the chimney In disgust.
L. H. n.
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A lie In time saves nine.
Policy Is tho best honesty.
Dirt Is both cheap and plentiful.
A cannibal Is a parasite He lives off
of other men.
Ono can get used to anything Kven to
an alarm clock.
Love Is an Itching of the heart which
you can't scratch.
Marriage Is nbout the only lottery thnt
cannot ho suppressed.
There Is only one girl In the world for
me. She Is tho maid on tho silver dollar.
The Cuban war has proved beyond a
doubt that typewritten dispatches aro
greater than the sword.
The most lasting footprints on the sands
of time are not always made by the fel
low with tho largest feet.
It seems rather strange nowadays,
when everybody rides n wheel, to speak
of tho different "walks of life."
The eternal fitness of things was once
considered Important. But by this fin do
selcle generation,' the external .fitness is
much more sought after.
Trere are Just two kinds of people who
can be blissfully, rapturously happy. They
are the supremely wise man and the ab
solute Idiot. In our pursuit of happiness
wo usually emulate the latter. The Olio.
Tom Scribbler (desperately) "Jack, I
am sick and tired of writing bad poetry
for a living. I shnll not cudgol my
brains any longer. I have a bettor
plan." Jack Plunger "Whnt Is it?"
Tom Scrlbbler-"I shall make mo a sand
bag and cudgel other people's brains."
"Maria," grumbled Mr. Blllus, looking
at tho greasy mess that lay on his plate,
"I saw tho statement In a paper tho
other day that there aro over 800 differ
ent ways of cooking potatoes. I wish
you would let the girl learn ono of them."
"ANY OLD THING."
One of the members of the dally theme
class, In cnstlng nbout him for a subject
to expatiate on, seized upon the chanco
offered hy the establishment of tho now
check rooms, nnd writ In burning words
tho uselessnesof a student having his
clothing stolen while such protection Is
afforded. In the rush Thursday morning
he hung his co-.it In tho library cloak room
and Is now going nbout shivering nnd
complaining. Oeorge will hereafter prac
tice what he preaches.
"Hunk" was volng up to see Clay Clem
et Monday night. He was n little late
In getting started, nnd he yelled to the
"fcllns" to keep n sent for him In the
front row of the henven. sure. In ten
minutes he followed. With coat half but
toned hp rushed up the gallery steps of
the Lansing, clvlng the ticket seller n
quarter, without stopping to look nt the
surprise on his fnce. He panted up tho
winding way, and looked nbout him for
his friends. Tho audience was smaller
than he thought It would be but whero
wero they. Then he tumbled. The door
keeper gave him a return check as he
went out. hut tho ticket seller had closed
his window. "That dnrn ten cent show"
he muttered then he sought Pnrm, bor
rowed a quarter nnd saw part of the
"New Dominion" with his friends, but
his enjoyment of It was marred by re
curring thoughts of what might have
Clergyman- "Fo shame! Doan' yo'
know dat honesty Is de bes' policy?"
Parishioner: "Mohbo so; ibut, anyhow,
chickens urn do bos' ontln'." Puck.
damp? & gHWHN
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The new Washburn Mandolin Is a radical depart,
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