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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1892)
The spring meeting of the Nebraska academy of sciences
is apparently as liable to take place as field day. It was to
have occmrcd some time ago rn.il the rain prevented it. It
will probably be postponed until after commencement.
Miss Mulford who has been doing special work in the
botanical department has lelt for the west. She will spend
Ihe summer collecting specimens n the Rocky mountains for j
1st student Is thai girl there with a '92 ring, on a
and stndcnl Now don't Troy-ycr jokes on me.
Frofcssor Taylor has riccnlly received two large cactuses
from Las Cruses, New Mexico. One of them weighs about
100 pounds and the other aboul fifty pounds.
Miss Lucy Brown, one of last year'sscniors, who left school
aboul six months before commencement, intends to letuni
next year. She is now teaching school.
Mr. Lord left on the 13th for his home. He will remain
theie for a short time, after which he will accompany a sui
veying party to the northwest.
Within the last lew days two very interesting species of
fungi have been found by the botanical students. One f
them is entirely new to science.
Students can leain how to make the entire year's college
expenses during vacation, by addressing Underwood &
Underwood, Ottawa, Kas.
Professor Menzendorf with his pupils will give a iccitai
in Ashland, Monday evening, May 25, wheic he has been
teaching through the year.
The United States department of agriculture expects the
dcpaitmenl of botany to furnish specimens of large fungi for
the world's fair.
Ask Barklcy why he thinks our best literature is written
u blank verse.
Messis. Pollard and Sheldon left on the 14th for Ann
Arbor as delegates to ihe national collegiate icpublican con
vention. Next week Fiolessor Bessey will deliver two addresses
before the high schools of Beatrice and Seward.
Mr. W. H. Morse, of Florence, Neb., sent several inter
esting specimens to the botanical department last week.
Mr. Culver visited his parents ou the 13th.
K annas 5, Xcbranka .
Lawrence, Kans., May 16 Special to Hn.srr.RiAN
The game with Kansas State Univeisity resulted in a scoie
of 5 to 4 in favor of the home team. Kansas made lour
scores in the first inning. A game will be played with Baker
The Hniveriilty Debate.
The first debate under the management of the University
Debating Club was held in the chapel, Saturday evening, May
14. Owing to the inclemency of the weather and to the fact
that the battalion had complimentary tickets to the theatre,
the attendance was somewhat smaller than expected. This fact
however did not dampen the ardor of those present. The
leading disputants were thoroughly prepared on the question as
was also many others who took part in the debate. The ques
tion was, "Resolved that the University Oratorical Association
should withdraw from the State Oratorical Association." T.
F. A. Williams opened for the affirmative and delivered some
telling blows against oratorical contests in general, and the
state oratorical contest in particular. He compared collegiate
oratory to a "dropanicke1 in the slot" machine, and ride-
cnled the idea of an orator, so called, going into convulsions
over Alexander the (treat, ihe wrongs of Ireland, etc, aH
because a pruc was held up before him. II, J, Edmislon
followed in the negative. He said ihe idea was if we withdrew
from this association we were to join the Northern Ijcaguc.
He said the idea of withdrawing just because our representa
tive was defeated was absurd, and thai our chances for success
in the northern division would not be increased. C M. Skiles
next spoke in the affirmative. He first compared the schools
composing the state association, showing that the Stale Uni
versity with its Soo studcnls, forty professors, and great labora
tories should nol enter these contests where all arc supposed to
be equal. He said there was a false impression sent out over
the state in regard tothcschoolson account of ihcsc contests.
The people received their information, many of ihcm, from
preachers, not a few of whom made it their special business to
warn the people against eternal punishment in the next world
and the State University in this. Mr. H, W. Quainlanoe fol
lowed in the negative. He was a somewhat slower speaker
than the preceding ones but kept the audience in the best of
humor, 1 Ic said the affirmative speaker (Williams) had cut the
Gordian knot by running awaw from it. If we could not win
a contest was that any reason why wc should lake to our heels.
He was in favor of reconciling the different standards of
oratory. The preachers, he said, had always marked us higher
than the lawyers, therefore wc have nothing of which to com
plain. The debate was then opened to the house, and a lively
time followed, during which personalties were .good humor
ously indulged in. Not until the janitor began turning out the
lights did the general debate cease. The two leading disput
ants then closed in strong fivn minute speeches. Three votes
were taken during the evening, first as to the best side of the
question. On this vote there were for the affirmative 10, tor
the negative 31. The second vote was taken as to tJicarguiuent
presented by the leading disputants. This vote showed for the
affirmative 26, for the negative 16. The third vote was to
decide .as to the debate as a whole, which resulted as follows :
For the affirmative 29, for the negative 15.
Not Gathered from the Debate,
l'rofessois Caldwell, Wolfe, Fosslcr, Bates, and Bowen
took part in the general debate.
A laigc number of co-eds were present, but the boy annex
was conspicuously missing.
In the absence of President Sheldon, Miss E. C. Field
presided very acceptably.
Quainlancc's article in The Hnsi'KKlAN was considerably
mutilated during the evening.
It is said that Munon, of Cotner, had blood in his eye.
The eld saying, that a woman can't hold her tongue, was
disproved; not one of the co-eds debated. Don't be back
Speakeis and sentences that brought down, the house.
The pun in regard to Stuff Quaintance. The reference to
involuntary sevilude Skiles. Scintillate, scintillate, diminu
tive specimen of celestial luminosity Williams. The char
acterization of Mr. Winters W. M. Johnson. "As to
whether the university will join the northern league or not,
1 have not made up my mind." Larson.
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most complete line of silks, wool goods and trimmings a
Send to Herpolsheimcr & Co. Lincoln, for fine illustrated
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The pioper spring styles at Ewing's.
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