The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, December 01, 1891, Page 7, Image 7

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'91 W. T. Brown was up to the Palladian banquet.
Merta Moelar, '95, is attending a convent in Omnltn.
Mr. Fairfield, '83, son f of the ex-chancellor, attended
the loot hall came at Omahn.
Our own Hoagland, '93, is bnck again "right side up
with care" and as slim as ever.
R. E. Olvin '94 who played halrbrck in our foot ball team
lastyeai istea-.hing near Odcll.
84, '91 A. A. Monroe and Hurl Wheeler cheered the
Uni, hoys at the foot hall game.
Miss Chapman, a student of Inst year, was one of those
who came in 10 the Palladian banquet.
George Malcom, '94, is at Deadwood, S. Dakota. He
expects to return to school next Tanuaiy.
C. B. Goodell, '93, who is working in the county clerk's
office at Wilbcr, was in the city Thanksgiving day.
'91 W. J. Taylor, who is teaching the South Omaha
high school, visited his alma mater last Saturday.
Lee Edwards, '94, was waving the yellow and was chief
yeller of the medical students at the foot hall game.
O. H. Flory, '94, who recently graduated at the Kansas
City Medical college, is practicing at Saint Edwards.
L. O. Shrader, '93 is studying stenography at Logan,
lie expects to come to Lincoln to work in a few weeks.
Charles F. Harlan, a former student, principal of the
Utica schools, spent his Thanksgiving vacation in Lincoln,
'91 C. C. Fletcher has returned from Norfolk and will
take post-gradnatc work in chemistry the remainder of the
90 A. E. Wagner who iF teaching near Cortland was
visiting the university recently and admiring the improve
ments. '89 Thursday evening, November 19, some of the old
college friends of Rev. Orien W, Fifer made a surprise birth
day party for him at his residence. When he returned from
prayer meeting he found the parsonage in their posssession.
They left an arm chair as n memento of the pleasant occasion.
'88 In a letter from Roy G. Codding, dated Freetown,
Sierra Leone Africa, October 22, speaking of Miss Benedict
he says somewhat facetiously: "Well, I am here in Freetown
looking for her by the next boat from Liverpool, due about
next Sunday. She was a classmate of mine in college, you
know, '88, and I will be very glad to see her. I under
stand she is a missionary volunteer. I am glad of that."
'89--T, A. Williams and wife wpre visiting friends here
recently. Mr. Williams is professor of botany in the South
Dakota agricultural college. Mrs. Wdlinms is a senior in
that college. Professor Williams will spend his winter vaca
tion in studying with Dr. Trclease in the Shaw Botanical
Gardens of Saint Louis. Mrs. Williams will join him in
about a month after visiting at Ashland nnd Weeping Wntcr.
They will return to S. Dakota next February.
The Twentieth Anniversary of the Forming of the Society
Celebrated in u filoNt KiithnHlastla Ttlunnor.
The Palladian reunion nnd banquet, the evening of
November 20, in commemoration of the twentieth anniver
sary of the founding of the society, was successful in everv
respect. The Talladians were out in force to greet the
alumni and the friends of the society. After spending a cou
ple of hours in social chat, and listening to an address of -wel
come by President F. D. Hyde, the company left the society
hall and betook themselves to the parlors of the Lindcll.
At eleven o'clock about one hundred mcmbcrs,alumni and
friends of the society sat down at the banquet tables, and,
with the McnzendoH orchestia furnishing excellent music,
lclsurly discussed the menu. Thus the happy company
watched the old day out and the new in, congratulating one
another on the prosperity of the society, and, Incidentally,
soliciting the aid of the French -waiter in translating the for
eign jargon which an abominable custom retains in hills of
I are.
The company was fortunate inhaving the services of Judge
Allen W. Field, '77, as toast-master. His intimate "know
ledge of the early struggles of the society, along with his fund
of humor, kept his auditors responsive to his feelings as he
made his quaint hits at former members, or touchir.gly referred
to those of the society -who had departed this life. After ihc
reading of a letter of regret from A. G. Warner, '85, the fol
lowing toasts, etc., -were responded to:
"Benefits From the Literary Society" Jay A. Barrett, '88
"Our Programs" Eugene Brown
"The Palladian as a Social Organization"
Miss M. A. Treeman, 8i
"A Palladian Reminiscence" Will Owen Tones, '88
"Palladian Girls" J. G. Smith, 'SS
"The Present ralladian" Miss Eugenia Getner, '92
"The Palladian in the University" Chancellor Canfield
Professor Barrett emphazied the social advantages of the
open society as being even more important than the literary
benefits. The second speaker paid a deserved tribute to the
zeal and loyalty of the much-pestered program-malccr of the
society. Miss Treeman told of the society hanqucts of the
past, of which pop-corn and molasses cindy formed the bill of
fare, and gave a thoughtful address, punctuated with a well
directed stab at that deservedly suffering mortal, Anson Uriel
"A Talladian Reminiscence" was the topic assigned to
Will O. Jones, '86, who delivered one of the most telling
speeches of the evening. He prefaced his remarks with an
expression of his unflagging loyalty to the society, and
explained that his devotion was caused as much by the feeling
that the success of the open literary society was nrcessary
to the full prosperity of the institution as to the sentimental
regard which a man always feels for the things with which
he was associated during his college days. Speaking for the
self-supporting student and speaking from the heart because
he was a member of that class when in the university, he
declared that any syslem which seeks to make the way to
collrgc honors lie necessarily through the secret and expen
sive fraternities instead of the open nnd inexpensive literary
societies, discourages the attendance of tne poor student, and
thus directly injures the university. "Wt admit that the sys
tem has pleasant features," he said: "The climate of Italy is
balmy and seductive; but they raise no men there like the
giants developed in '.he bracing air of the northern forests
the barbarians who now rule the world while the sons of the
south lie in idleness on the Ncopolitan sea wall and the
Roman pavements." He congratulated the society upon its
splendid record since the days of the graduation of his class,
and admonished the members to keep up their winning fight
for the rule of a democracy of brains in the University of
J. G. Smith, '88, encircled half the globe in order to be at
the banquet and reassert his loyalty to the "Palladian Girls,
a subject around which, we always love to linger." Miss
Getner eulogized the "Present Palladian" in a speech which
proved to be the last neither in point of time uor of merit.
The closing address was by the Chancellor, who declared his