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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1892)
THE TT E S V E R T A X.
Professor Taylor was elected sccrctnry of the State Horti
Miss Ono livthoff was not able to attend school last week
on account of sickness.
A good many of the students are dissatisfied with the
present restrictions upon the library.
A French historical seminar was organized, January 23,
under the direction of Professor Fling.
Through the kindness of the V. W. C. A. girls Mis. Can
field vs the lecipicnt of a handsome bouquet.
We greatly regret to hear oi the severe illness of Mis.
Canficld. Latest reports state she is some better.
llelvic and Kcnyon will measure a few hundred students
as a basis of comparison between red and whitc'races.
Professor Nicholson is now receiving many calls from (lif
erent parts of the stuj to hi iver addresses concerning bco
We aic sorry to hear that Mr. Mnrlay is added o the
"grippy" list. Wo hope he will soon be able to resume his
Professor Nicholson, together with W. II. Pairdfrom the
Woiccstcr polytechnic school, is investigating quite exten
sively the effects of frost upon sugar beets.
Messrs llelvic and Kcnyon measured over seven hundred
Indians at Lawrence and Genoa. Copies of the results will
be made fortho department of psychology.
The number of books in the botanical dcpai linen' has
increased so rapidly that it has been necessary to put in new
shelves which will hold about 500 books.
Conveniences for blacking shoes have been put in the
basement of the armory. All who wish to have their shoes
shincd according to the latest improved methods will here
after apply to Quartermaster-sergeant Gund.
The department of psychology has already received con
siderable apparatus this year, and will soon receive more.
The beginning of !02-'93 will find this department well enough
equipped to furnish instructive experimental work during the
A five horse power engine and a boiler have just been put
into the chemical laboratory building. It is expected that
this engine will run a dynamo which will operate the fan in
in the attic, furnish twenty-three lights throughout the "labor
atory, and furnish the electricity for use in the diffeientl
Not long ago some careless student left the water turned
on inlhe physio laboratory. Tnis was discovered just in
time to prevent an accident which would have cost the uni
versity a good many dollars. The water had made its way
thiough the geological laboratory and in a few minutes would
have soaked through into Professor Uessey's hcrbcriuin.
Professor Fling inconnection with the night schoul has
undertaken a work that should have the hcartv 01 operation
of all those who can assist. His object is to give an oppor
tunity for intellectual ami nioial advancement to young boys
oi 0111 city who aie busily engaged elsewhere dining the day.
Many boys hae already been taken fiom the bad influence
of the street and surrounded by the healthy atmosphere of
the school room. Many l these boys aie found to be inlelli
gent and iVady to lcain instead of sticet niabs as they arc
commonly supposed to be. Misses Stockton and Chapcll
hae charge of the class and hope to make useful and worthy
young men out of many of these rngged uichins. There is in
the spirit of this enterprise the power of many Sunday
The junior annual is progressing finely. The work has
all been planned and assigned. The lcgcnts, faculty, and
junior, and scnioi classes will have photographs. Each litci
ary society -.ml fraternity will have an appropriate motto "of
the hnrsi woik of the cngi iei. The history of each class
with the rccoid of ooi membei wil) also be given. All
the athletic sociclcs, debating clubs, and eating clubs will be
given a place. A very important leatuie will be a full list of
the alumni with their past nnd present records. It will be a
complete resume and evpose of the history, organUatious,
and progress of the university; equal to any college annual
published. Incidentally we remind you of the fnct that your
subscriptions will be gladly accepted cither ly T, E. Wing or
J. J, Sttyer nt Thr Husi'KKian office.
The offer of the Studio jc Grande to make n group pic
ture of the enllic attendance here this, year nr.il present the
same to the university, ns well as use copies tit thu stntc fair
and at the Columbian exposition is worthy of conshlcmtiun.
No charge is to bo made for this, though the expense to the
studio cannot fall short of three hundred dollars. OTcoursc, the
pioprietors hope that with satisfactory negatives cabinet-sic
of all the sudents. theii trade will' he sufficiently increased to
warrant them in this expenditure; hut as to this they take
tlieii chances. Thov simply olfcr to take fiee a good cabinet
negative of each student, that shall be well finished and
entirely satisf.wti. iv to the sittci: thev to have the use ol it
;n the group, and the student to have pictures from it if he
wishes at the usual student rate. Hut the studio wishes to
have every student as a sitler,or the group will be incomplete.
Dr. Kingslcy is at Fricberg, Get many, studying in Weiss
matin's l.ihit.ttory. In comparing the American laboratories
wiih the lalionuoiy Vt the famous zoologist, the doctor is
quite emphatic in his statement that many of tho former me
equal to, if not heitei than, the latter. '-The laboratories oi
the University of Nchiaskn arc" he writes "in some respects
ahead of those in FriebM-g." The doctor tells an amusing
story about the professor of botany in Zurich. The profes
sor's name is Dodcl. He married a Miss Port, thenceforth
he called himself Dodcl-lVm. Hut there weio domestic diffi
culties which caused a separation. The students now called
him 1 )odel Export. The quarrel wasxmadc up and then he
was Dodcl-lmport. Finally came the divorce which lull him
plain Dodcl once moie. As noon as the doctor finishes
up his work in Freiberg, ho will visit the principal
nboratories in Germany and England end will return to
America sometime in the spring.
Rev. Wdlltam Kirkcis of Itnltituorc has accepted the invi
tation pent him to deliver the Ilaccalaureate address next
June. Although Mi. Kirkers was born in England, he has
spent twenty years in this country and is now regarded as
one of the most eminent preachers in the pulpit of the entire
country. He is a number of the Univcisitv of London, was
graduated a bachelot of law in 1S50, taking honors in juris -ptudeiu-e
and uceivmg the degiee ol niastei of aits in 1871.
Although Mi. Knkcis has gained a gieat lrpuintiou as a
mtnUtci. pleaching is not tl.i- only line of work in which he
has Uruiine eminent. He has just resigned the uciorship
of St. Michael and All Angels church in ltnltimoro, to give
his ciitiH- time to a literary work entitled "Orthodoxy, Scrip
ture, and Reason," ami a volumn of essays and scimons. He
has long been a contrihutoi to the leading periodicals of
this country and England. He was the editor of tho Amer
ican Literary Chunhinaii, during the entire period of its
existence. The univcisitv has every icason to congratulate
itself upon its good fortune in securing such a man as Mr,
KMrkcrs for the .Haccalaureate,
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