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Til 12 HESPERIAN.
Instructor Fulmer lias recently received some samples of
coal for analysis from the newly discovered coal mine at
E. P. Brown went to Washington County, Kansas, No
vember 6, on a trip of business and pleasure combine)! He ar
rived home again November n.
On" day last week Mrs. Paul Clark conducted a cousin, a
lady from New York, through our halls and laboratories show
ing her the beauties of the institution.
Miss Lau gave a party at her home, comer Eleventh and
D streets, Wednesday evening, November 5. Cards and
dancing were the order of the evening.
Mr. B made a call upon a certain young lady recently,
and he says as circumstances were such that there was scarcely
any.room for him, "he didn't stay long."
The University base-ball players met last Tuesday after
noon and elected Harry Reese, captain, Norman Peters, bus
iness manager and treasurer, and W. II. Wheeler official
In the amendment parade, Miss Chapman's horse caught
its feet in a wheel of a moving carriage. Miss Chapman was
thrown to the pavement but fortunately received no serious
Sunday last Mr. Obcr, one of the national secretaries of
the Y. M. C. A., addressed the young men of the University
upon the Y. M. C. A.; its growth, resources, strength and
Professor' Hick's rcpoit on the underground water uf Ne
braska will soon appear in print. It will be very instructive
to those interested in irrigating the western lands of Ne
braska. General Victor Vifquan, late consul at the city of Colon,
Venezuela, now a resident of Lincoln, presented the Univcr
sity with a facsimile copy of the Declaration of Independence
The foot-ball team of the Umaha Y. M. C. A. has dial
lenged the University to a game to be played at Omaha on
next Thanksgiving day. A good crowd is assured and two
thirds of the gate receipts are to go to the University.
Friday evening, November 14, Miss Nellie Cochrane gave
a party at her home, 1141 D street. The evening was pleas
antly spent at cards, refreshments being served. The com
pany was well entertained, and each one present will recall
the event with pleasure.
Professor Hicks has recently investigated the newly dis
covered six foot vein of coal which was found by some parties
while boring a well near Chadron, Neb. He finds that the
citizens of Chadron generally do not. think it is of as great
importance as was at first thought.
Messrs. Thurbcr, Troycr and Marshall attended the Y.
M. C. A. convention at Grand Island mid report that
there was a large attendance and a great deal ol good done
for the cause among the young men of Nebraska by making
more definite plans for work in the future.
Tuesday evening October 28 Miss Trceman entertained a
company of friends at herhomc on R street. Conversation oc
cupied the early part of the evening. After the company had
partaken of refreshments, tables were jirranged aisouc tlie
rooins, and tjie rcmsiliidir cfo. vcry'Yileasant evening spent at
cards. Progressive high-live was the game, Miss Maude
Hammond and Mr. Funke weie the winners of the highest
F. F. Tucker of the Palladian society and G. L. Sheldon
of the Union serve the purpose ol a post office for all the boys
that have notes to be delivered to girls in their respective so
cieties. Any one having notes to be delivered should patron
ize the aforesaid gentlemen for they arc said to be trust
Professors Nicholson and Kingslcy, Regent Morrill and
Mr. Bruncr have gone to the meeting of the Association of
Agricultural colleges at Champagne, 111., Professor Kings
ley will also attend the meeting of the Western Society of
Naturalists of which Professor Besscy is president and Profes
sor Kingsley secretary.
If there arc any young men in this institution that arc so
conceited as to be admirers of their own personal beauty, let
them by all means proceed to the Art department at once,
and pose for a sketch. They will be struck by the ovei
whelming fact that manly beauty exists only as the girls
cheso lo paint it. W speak from experience.
Who sewed up Tucker's drill coat? lit says that when
he rushed into the armory just in time to hear "fall in," he
made a frantic 'effort to get inside of it. Only nbout 300 pins
helped him to keep it oil and he swears that not another girl
shall ever mend it again; not even if she is a "very recent
acquaintance," and "would be overjoyed to accommodate
him." and no matter if niaina does happen to be very busy
at the time."
One of our preps became suddenly infatuated with the
subtle charms of a certain co-ed. Apparently, he was pursu
ing the highway to her affections with a speed that fairly in
toxicatd him with joy. But his ardor has been suddenly
dampened, and his bright dreams cruelly dispelled by an
event that recently happened. After selling our deluded tin
fortnnatc a couple of tickets for a concert, the co ed suddenly
found that it would be impossible for her to attend it with
him; and in order to redeem the revolver that he had bor
rowed from a friend to pa.vn for money with wh'ch to buy
those tickets, said unfortunate again resorted to the same
friend for a loan. Meanwhile, nnolhcr mnn enters the field.
Verily arc these girls fickle creatures.
Several of our preps arc being initiated. Some of them
are "catching on" to the ways of society with amazing orig
inality. We note the following:
I am delegated to take you out to so.
cicty, Friday evening.
; Miss , j
; Dkau Fuii'.nd,
: I'm so sorry, hut'the slate-bearer says I
I must assist you to society, Friday evoniiu',
; November . Yours Sincerely, ' ;
The several societies should get up a uniform blank for
the use ol these unfortunates.
Since Professor Hicks has moved into his new room in
the vVgrloi'.ltural Hall he has Increased the facilities ofstudents
for acquiring a better understanding of the lay 6f the country
in those vicinities where precious stones t.nd minerals arc
found. He has procured for his recitation room three laige
relief maps besides several smaller ones. The large maps rep-
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