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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1891)
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jecturcd, but within a few years, judging from the present
growth of the city in the vicinity of the endowment property,
it should reach fully $500,000.00 per year. The prospect of
the garden is therefore almost unlimited, and with its aim
and present management its aid in the advancement of the
science ot botany must dc very great.
The garden proper contains about ten acres, fruficetum,
eight acres; vegetable garden, four acres; grove and law, three
acres. These are enclosed by a stone wall abont ten feet high
and several feet thick. The garden is shut off from the busy
city outside; thus a litlc botanical world, to which one can
retire in quiet and gaze on the beauties of nature.
Mr Shaw the founder of the garden was an Englishman,
which accounts probably for the presence of the stone walb
a rather peculiar feature. He desired likely to reproduce
here as near as possible, some typical old English castle,
yard and garden with their surrounding protective walls.
The garden is decorated with several fine marble statues
(results of foreign art,) summer houses, etc. The gravel
walks arc lined with beds of rare and pretty flowers, which
you may admire while resting beneath the shade of magno
lias and pines. In a central part of the garden surrounded
by fine old trees is the mausoleum, Mr Shaw's tomb. "In the
midst of the garden he created, not for himself merely l.ut
for all generations that shall come after him, and who enjoy
ing it, shall rise up and call him blessed."
The green houses, additional features of the garden even
in summer, arc centrally located, and beautifully designed.
The aiborctum containing over twenty acres is located just
outside of the garden wall to the west, and west of this still is
a large ti'act of meadow land (nearly 100 acres,) owned by
the garden, which is to be utilized, when necessary, for the
purpose of extension.
Tiie botanical museum, herbarium and library arc other
important features. The herbarium, based on that of the
late Dr Engclmann, is very large being I think especially
The garden this year is giving special attention to the
wild flower garden, in which several new bogs and ponds arc
being Luilt. A new library and herbarium building, about
the size of the Nebraska chemical laboratory is also in the
course of erection.
This description must be becoming tedious so I will close.
In conclusion let me express my commendation of this new
feature of Thk Hksi'KKIAN, the alumni department.
Although I have been but a year away from the university, I
turn to this column first. Respectfully yours,
II. J. Wkhuku, '89
The annual reunion of the alumni will be onjunc 9. The
first tiling o'A the program will be the business meeting; after
which there will be a reception in the society halls; the first
ever given. Following this will be the banquet at which ten
or twelve toasts will be responded to. Professor Fossler,
one of the committee, says, judging from the number of
letters received, this reunion promises to be the best ever
'89. Al Pizcywill be in Boston till June 10; then he
will go to the state of Washington for two months, then
returning through California he will be in Lincoln the latter
part of the summer.
'90. A. G. Wagner, who has been visiting old friends
here recently was one of the judges on our local Field Day.
As far as this editor was able to learn, his future is shrouded
i, I,, Rice, '02, was up watching the carets dill one tfay
this week. He been teaching school in Douglas county the
past two years, and expects soon to run on the motor in this
'90. E. R. Holmes, editor of the Kearney Hub, stopped
off here on his way to Omaha on business one day last week.
F. A. Rockhold is studying shorthand in Kansas City,
Mo., and expects to return to school next (all.
'84 Herbert W. Olmstcad is one of the principal exam
iner, in the pension office, Washington, D. C.
86. Mrs. A. G. Warner will spend the summer at Roca,
and may go to Washington, D. C, next fall.
W. C. Vangildcr, '91, of Omaha, was admitted last week
to practice before the supreme court.
'90. Miss Gertrude Laws has a position as clerk in the
office of the secretary of state.
'84. W. L. Sullivan visited the university recently, the
first time in five years.
Stoughton has gone to the Black Hills on a surveying
party for the B & M.
'88. W. H. Wagner visited friends at the university
'88. O. B. Polk was seen about the university not long
Through the kindness of Mr. Andrus, the athletic associ
ation was given the free use of Cuslunan park in which to
hold the annual Field Day sports.
More than a hundred students went out to the 'park on
the first train and many others came in the afternoon. About
250 persons in all paid admission to the park. The greater
part of this number were students. This fact alone is suffi
cient to show the interest awakened in athletic sports. The
exercises began shortly after 10 o'clock, and continued,
except a slight pause at noon, until 5 p. m. Many of the
contests were spirited and showed that the contestants had
undergone not a little practice. There were two great sur
prises during the day. The first was unfolded when Teft
and Gerard ran off with the 100 yards dash. The second
ond came later when a picked nine defeated the university,
or first nine, by a score of 7 to 6. There is a lesson to be
drawn from the Inst result. It is not that the first nine should
give up their suits immediately to the second nine, but it
means that a few changes should be made immediately. The
hjgh wind during the afternoon made it very uncomfortable
for the oontcstants, and most unpleasant for the spectators.
When the ball game was called the large part of the crowd
dispersed and gathered in the hall to enjoy the musical treat
given by Miss Lincoln and the Mcnzcndorf orchestra. Many
spent a pleasant hour or two boat riding, swinging, etc.
Taking it altogether the Field Day was more successful than
any other for many years. All expenses arc paid and a neat
surplus is for the first time in the hands of the treasurer of
the athletic association. Thanks are due to every one who
by their mite and presence encouraged and aided the associ
ation. Special commendation is due the committee on prizes.
Any one who has ever collected or rustled "ads" knows the
difficulties that beset one in this capacity. Following is the
list of men who represent the university at Crete, May 23;
100' yards dash Teft and Gerard; time, 10. seconds.
Hammer throw Cornell and Flippin; distance, 56ft 5m,
Putting shot Flippir; and Cornell j distance, 34ft,
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