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the mechanical relation or the stomata to the life of the plant
will lie hotter understood and conclusions mny ' he reached
that will aid in solving some of the problem of transpiration
This short and general statement of the relation of light
to transpiration is enough to give some idea of the genera
trend of the work. Auikrt F. Woods.
THAT BOISTEROUS BEE.
Under the heading of an "Expensive Luxury," a gentle
man connected with the Omaha Bee, who tries to hide his
idenfty under the name of E, Rosewatcr, published his
biennial tirade nnainst this university. The entire article is
a scries of blundering misstatements and falsified facts. We
haven't the space in this issue to notice them at great
length, but we must content ourselves with saying that every
charge made against the Latin school and School of Fine
Arts is maliciously false. The Latin school is n necessity at
present and for sonu- time to come, in order to prepare for
the college proper those students from the country who have
not had the advantages of high schools. An effort to abolish
this department only two years ago was met by such a gen
eral protest Irom all over the state from counties that had
no high schools that could do the required work that the at
tempt was abandoned. Lincoln has a high school that docs
for the children of her city what the Latin school docs for the
farmers children of .hc state that haven't access to hiih
schools. The real animus of this attack is that the school is
located at Lincoln,
The inconsistence of the article reaches a climax when it
mournfully says that "several hundred Nebraska boys and
girls arc students in eastern universities," and "that every
parent that desires to give a collegiate education would pre
fer to have them educated in Nebraska, if we have a univer
sity like Michigan." No comparison is made with the col
leges of neighboring states, but the whine is because we do
not equal the greatest university west of the Atlantic states!
lJid the man ever think of the time and money and effort
that has been expended to make that great school? And how
are we to create its equal? Neither of the two things he
mentions must be done, or will be done. No very large sum
of money at one time, nor the application of the knife on
every side, will ever make the university what it should be.
And to day, within the reach of any honest investigator,
stands the fact that this university will compare favorably
with the best state universities in the United States, and
ranks third or fourth in the entire list.
The representative of State college, Pa., the Free Lance,
tells us that there is a corps of cadets in the above mentioned
college, and that the probabilities are that the faculty will
"grant them a week in camp during the spring term. We
hope the cadets will not be disappointed, for we can testify
to the joy to be had from such an outing, although the
"walls" of the guard tent are continually staring one in the
face and although the '''-ciplinc maintained there is usually
, The base ball season has opened at the University of the
Pacific, California. It seems quite natural to see again, in a
college paper, a complete score of a game of base ball.
Lately the sports have been principally contests at foot-ball,
but now, on account of climatic influences, the states along
the Pacific coast are able to vary the foot-ball monotony by
playing the national game. The Pacific Pharos gives a very
goqiraccount of the game This paper is n fair sample of a
college paper. Its editorials arc usually good and its literary
columns pretty well maintained. With the single exception
of the exchange column, which, by the wayj we have men
tioned before, and which is very poor indeed, the Pacific
Pharos is a credit to the institution it represents.
We wish to state for the benefit of the Cow d'Etat
that we do not talk about the frats at all in our sleep.
Neither do we act like them. Our sleep is of a calm and
peaceful nature. As far as our "kick," as you arc pleased
to term it, is concerned, we think it was perfectly in order.
There arc a number of fraternity papers published in the dif
ferent colleges, and if the fraternities have any good reasons
for living, why don't these representatives of theirs tell us
what they arc?
The following appeared in the Gates Index not long ago:
Tne Unit suggests that a pillow be presented to The
Hesperian to kick against, so as to save the toes of its shoes
rind the trousers of its contemporaries. Happy thought! for
there is no exchange so overbearing and unkind in its
Never mind about our shoes, dear contemporaries, for we
only kick against that which is soft and will therefore not
harm ourselves. Apply the pillow to your trousers and brace
yourselves firmly, then perhaps you will be able to withstand
our attacks with greater case.
The Phi Deltian from Tabor college, Tabor, Iowa,
appeared to us as an old friend when we saw it among our
exchanges. It is published by the Phi Delta literary society
and is a very neat and well arranged sheet. Just entering
upon the second year of its existence it gives fair promise of
being all its supporters could wish. It has encountered many
difficulties in its short career and although, in the language
of its editor, "Many of the ideals which wc placed before us
at the beginning arc still unattaincd" wc would advise the
editors not to be discouraged, for this has been and always
will be the case in starting a new and beneficial movement.
College journalism is something that should be recognized in
every college that has a fair reputation and there is no reason
in the world why a higher standard may not be obtained in
this direction if the prime movers in a college will only put
their shoulder to the wheel and, after they have once started
it, keep it rolling by good, hard, conscientious work.
Through the medium of a college paper an institution of
learning may be advertised better than in any other way.
As we have at different times visited Tabor college and in
former years have felt an interest in the institution we shall
be glad to see tne Phi Deltian among our exchanges each
issue. Please do not forget us Mr. Editor.
Considerable space in some of our late exchanges has
been devoted to discussions in regard to the fair sex. In the
Messenger is quite an article entitled "Is a Sweetheart an
Advantage to a College Student?" In a general way we
might answer the question in the affirmative, provided, how
ever, the sweetheart is further advanced in the curriculum
than the college student. If such were- the case we may
easily see that very often this would be an advantage to the
student. We copy the following from the above mentioned
The student enters into a temporary partnership with
some gentle maiden, they invest in bonds of affection, and
before his college days have ended said bonds are drawing
1 i A . na l1.. I I... I . r m - (rail till xafr Inam
such an inteiesl that the parties involved will part with them
under no consideration,
This is an ideal case. It frequently happens that the
interested parties enter into partnership blindly, they invest
in the bonds of affection and before very much time has
elapsed the temporary partnership' has become permanent.
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