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T HE HESPERIAN
bootblack approaching him ventured to ask if he was expect
ing her. Thus brought to his sense-., Mr. Hyde drew down
the comers of his mouth, undid the wrinkles in his checks,
cast a withering glance on the knight of the shoe brush, and
walked out on the platform. Here he paced up and down,
always stopping at the north end of tin platform, with a
smile on his face, a far away look toward Omaha in his eyes,
always hurrying by the mimicing bootblack in the deptit
door, with tightly set teeth and with flashing eyes. When
the train came into sight he stopped at the north end of the
platform, and eagerly watched the windows of the approach
ing cars When the train stopped he rushed to where the
passengers were getting off in a way that convinced the boot
black that Mr. Hyde did not propose to miss gcttin' there.
Hut the whoevcr-it-was he was expecting did not come, and
so, while the bootblack performed the "ghost dance," Mr.
Hyde, with his face turned toward Omaha, without the smile
on his face, started slowly home.
' As a result oi the recent meeting of the board of regents,
preparations toward building the library arc begun; a man to
superintend improvement of the university grounds has been
appointed. Charles. L. Ingersoll has been made professor of
agriculture; Dr. F. S. Hillings will carry on investigation in
diseases of domestic animals for the university. The war
department has been asked to extend the detail of Lieuten
ant Griffith. Mr. O. V. P. Stout will begin duties July I as
instructor in mathematics and in civil engineering. A sum
mer school will be opened; an e fib it will be made to secure a
chancellor. Adjunct-Professor Hunt is made full jirofcssor.
Mr. F. W. Taylor v ill be adjunct-professor of horticulture;
Professor Warner was refused absence from duties without
pay for two years. The opening of a law school is being
planned; and Professor Hicks will give up his duties here.
Imitating the mob violence of the citizens of New Orleans,
the gentlemen that made the Friday evening call mentioned
in our last issue, proceeded to wreak vengeance upon one of
the local editors the next day after the paper was published.
Unlike the mob of New Orleans, they did not give their
victim a trial did not even ask hi in if he was guilty but
without a word of warning they bound him with a large rope,
surrounded him, with upiaiscd axes ,ud hurried him away to
elcctrocatc him. Delivered from this foul deed by finding the
electrical battery locked up ihcy bound their victim to an
electric light pole, heaped upon him !1 indignities possible,
danced the ghost-dance, and gave utterance to the hideous
yells of their boarbing club. Hut the editor still lives and
will continue to write the news regardless of the base acts of
such vile men.
Mr. Norris, as a special student, has been studying the
development of the ear of the salamander, the results of
which, we arc glad to learn, he will write for the department
of this paper devoted to such matter. When we called on
Mr. Norris, he kindly explained to us the process of prepar
ing, of cutting, of mounting sections of animal and of plant
life, and he process of transferring, by means of a micro
scope, representations of sections to paper or to wax. He
also explained the process of "construction from sections"
by means of which perfect models of a plant or an animal
may be made. Hy this process he has made wax representa
tions of the ear of the salamander in different stages of
development, which are very interesting when explained.
"Wanted. The consent of 10,000 smokers to send each a
sample lot of 150 "Nickell" cigars and a 20 year gold filled
watch by express, C. O. D., $5.25 arid allow examination.
Havana Cigar Co., Wiuston, N. C.
Mockott "Winn tho lllcycle JUce.
During the past week Hohanan's hall has been the scene
of an exciting bicycle contest. Five of the best bykers in the
state competed for a gold medal and the championship twelve
hour race of Nebraska. Two of the contestants were uni
versity boys Mockctt and Clark. The race was a close one
from start to finish. Mockctt by hard and continual pump
ing gained a lap the first night while Clark falling, had the
misfortune to lose one. Long before the bykers made their
appearance Saturday evening a large number of university
students might have been seen perched up in the gallery
determined to cheer Mockctt on to victory. Mockctt entered
promptly on time and was greeted with deafening applause.
At eight o'clock sharp a pistol shot announced that the race
had begun. In position Mockett was third. Mcars being
second. Mockctt must pass Mcars in order to win the race.
Could he do it? On, the riders sped for nearly an hour with
no change of positions, when suddenly the hindmost man
darted by the other four like an arrow and was soon setting
the pac"e. Three men in the lead must now be passed
to win the race. As the wheels whirled around at the rate
of twenty miles an hour the chances for Mockett's success
seemed to grow less at each moment. Hut the cloud of
uncertainty was soon to be dispelled. The Omaha men were
a lap behind and started out to win the race. On, on, they
sped while the large crowd stood up and yelled themselves
hoarse. Soon the Omaha bykers were a half lap in advance
of the rest. Now was Mockctt's chance to pass Mears and
win the race. Twenty-five university boys yelled themselves
hoarse for Mockett to pass him. Mockctt raised his cap and
flung it defiantly at the audience. This was the signal for
the wildest confnsion. The band was drowned by the cries
and yells from the spectators, for Mockett had started out to
pass Mears. Mears understood that it was now, or never,
with him and plunges ahead like a lightning express. Slowly
Mockctt closed up the gap and forged ahead. The Omaha
men had gained their lap and mere now close on the heels of
Clark. Thirty-five minutes of the time still remained.
Could Mockett hold out that long? He cast a defiant glance
over hh shoulder and started out at a fcarlul rate. Claik
now did his work most nobly. If he could prevent Omaha
from passing and spurting on Mockett the danger was over.
Time and again Wertz of Omaha spurted and came up even
with Clark but never did he get alur.d. When the pistol
shot brought the six nights contest to a close Mockett was
leading the procession and was declared the winner. It was
the first race for Clar.k and he has ever reason to feel proud
of his effort. No one else sat upon his wheel more gracefully
nor was the recipient of more boquets than Clark. Hoth
Mockett and Clark were given the old fashioned "toss" after
the race. The university is proud of her athletes. May
4hcir tribe increase! Following is the record: Mockctt, 219
miles, 13 laps; Clark, 219 miles, in laps
It is almost certain now that the inter collegiate field day
will be held Saturday, May 23. May 30 is decoration day,
and June 6th, is ioo late for some of the colleges. We under
stand that the cadets will go into camp about the middle of
May. When, then, are we to have our local field day? It
seems there is but one answer. It must be held on Saturday
to insure anything like success. The Saturday selected
necessarily must be May 9. Now, then, this brings us face
to face with the fact that we have only three weeks remain
ing in which to practice for the local contest. Take oft your
coat now and get to work. You cannot compete for the state
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