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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1892)
THE H E S P BRIAN.
The law school closed its woik foi this year on the 10th.
The closing exciclses were held in the chapel. Dining the
morning and Afternoon sessions the graduating class, of
which thcie wcie eleven mcmbeis, lend thcii final theses.
The evening session was opened wi h an ovcrtuic ly the
university orchestra. Then followed the lepotl of the dean
of the law school, after which ws the ad ircss of the evening
by the Hon. T. M, Woolwork, of Omaha, entitled "The Ideal
Lawyci." Tlic address was very intcicsting and instructive.
After it wa- finished the law students went on their way
rejoicing that they had al last finished Vhc monotonous
course of a law student 1 life.
The college Y, M. C A. of the slate, held their conven
tion here last wccV. Mr, John R. Molt, intci national sccic.
taiy of the college Y, M. C. A,, dclivcicd an Addiessin the
chapel on the evening ol the 13th. Mr. Mott is a brilliant
speaker And the Y. M. C. A, is to he congialulated on its
good foitune in seeming such a man for Vhc Addtcss. On Vhc
14th a conference was held in the Palladian hall, at which
delegates fiom a11 ovci the state were present. It seems to
us the Y, M. C. A. and the delegation of Methodist ministris
should by their combined efforts be able to lend to the moral
affairs of this fair city.
The high school held its annual oratorical contest in the
chapel on the evening of the 7th. A laigc audience was
pi csont and a very interesting pi ogi Am was icndeicd. The
fust honois were cai ncd off by Miss Jones. Thctc was one
unpleasant fcaluio which we regiet very much. The high
school lequestcd the Unions to allow them the use of thcit
hall foi a reception. They assented, but the hall was not
opened. We hope the high school -will overlook this as we
Assuio ihcm it was caused by a little misundeistanding all
A. 1). Yont, one of the brightest scientific students noted
for his originality, has invented what he tcims a (compicsscd
vacuum pill) which will probably displace execution by the
gallows, and by electricity. Hehas a device for compressing
a vacuum of a five cubic (cct into a pill about the sire of a
pea. This is swallowed by a victim, the coating of the pill
is disolvcd by gastic juice, and the vacuum expands instantly
to its original size, and effects instantaneous death.
Professor Taylor is endeavoring to obtain a list ol all
Nebraska born students lor use in the silver anniversaiy of
Nebraska's statehood. The following names aic all that
have been handed toSiim thus far: W. H. Hnvwaid. U. G.
Cornell, L. H. Cornell, O. K. Morton, H. A. Scntcr, The
piofcssor is vciy solicitous that the students should attend to
this mattci. He wants to have all the names by the 25th.
Kansas Cnv, May 14th.
Special to The Hesperian The ball gamchcie today
between the teams of Baker university And the University of
Nebraska, on account of rain, was called at the end of the fourth
inning score 4 to 4. The Ncbiaska boss showed the best
form and would no doubt have won the game. The tie will
probably be played off on Tuesday.
The university tower afforded an excellent view of the
raging waters during the recent oveiflow on the bottoms.
The railroad embankments were barely visible above the
surging t:de wh:le many houses looked like so many specks
in the Mediterranean. Here and there n lonely boat was
seen moving toward some unfortunate family imprisoned by
the mighty waters. It was a sad but veij picturesque scene.
This week will be quite an eventful one in musical circles
The programmes of the May festival will be given the -evenings
of May 16, 17,1 anp ig, in the Lansing opera house,
The people of east Lincoln were tecently astonished and
shocked iipon seeing a pious young man, who Attends the
tmivcisiiy, going along the streets wearing his gymnasium
suit. We were fortunate enough to be passing quite Hear to
the young gentleman and we heard him muttering blessings
upon that locker, the combination of which failed to unlock
when he wished to change his apparel.
Mr. Allan, piesident of the Y, M, C A, at Hastings
college, Messrs. G. G. Lcger and C W, McMullcn of the
State Norma Peru; J, L White And H, Soff, of Fremont,
Mr, Powell, of York, and W, C, Phillips,, and C R. Brew
stci ofDoanc, were delegate At the conference of college Y,
M. l A. held April 13 -15 inclusive, at the. university.
The independents have organircd with flying colore.
Thcii club was iishcred into existence the loth when they
adopted a constitution and a platform which is the same as
the -St, Louis platform with the addition of a prohibition
plank. Enthusiastic speeches were made by W, H. Holdcn
ol the law school, and others.
The hall of the new Y, M. C. A. building is a very pleas
ant room adapted to enteitainmcnts either literary or musi
cal. Thcie may be many occasions when it would be well
for the students to take advantage of an opportunity to secure
so good an audience room at a moderate cost.
The friends ol Yates and Porterfield will be sorry to learn
that they arc becoming von compos mentis. Not long since
they went fishing And cast their hooks on dry land. Yates
claims that the waici dried up while they were gone to din
ner, but this story is Tather fishy.
The following was received from Pollard, who was on his
load to Ann Arbor;
Rf.ii Oak, Iowa, May 14.
Editor HrsrnutAN Just missed a wreck down by the
Little Red Oak, seven men killed, engineer dead, big show
in town, mud knee deep, no side-walks and lots of pretty
girls. Will be delayed therefore one day.
The advance s'tcets of Professor Sherman's new book
entitled "Analytics of Litcra'urc" have been published.
The book will probably not be ready lor publication until
next June. It will be a credit to Professor Sherman and to
One of the stars in the theatrical tioup which played at
the Lansing during the past week, was made an honorary
mrmher of the cadet battalion. Consequently all of the
cadets icceivcd an invitation to attend the theater on Satur
The univcrs,ty orchestra played the opening selection for
the commencement of the law department the evening of the
ltln and later furnished several selections for the elocution
ary recital given by Professor Geo. W. Hill at the new Y. M.
C. A. hall.
The students in horticulture have been making a list ol
all the trees on the campus. They have found that there are
upwards of tbiity species planted there. Besides these there
are about 150 species planted near the greenhouse.
The iccitnl given by Professor Hill and pupils the evening
of the nth was very entertaining in every Tespect. The
pupils showed careful and thorough training and reflected
great credit upon Professor Hills' instruction.
The department of botany has added ir, its library a very
important book on "North American Fungi-" It deals
chiefly with the parasitic fungi. This work is he first publi
cation of its kind ever made in this country.
I 1 he seniors have at last donned their new rings. Even
the preps can now distinguish a senior from a professor.
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