The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, October 15, 1892, Page 15, Image 15

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sity constitute the greater part of the new organ
ization. Hon. Victor A. Elliott, one of the judges of
the Supreme Court ot Colorado and a specialist
on mining and irrigation law, will lecture before
the law school October 24th and 25th. He will
also return and lecture before the law school
some time in November.
The instructors in pure mathematics are over
worked by the influx of new students. Profs.
Hitchcock, Hodgman and Pershing each teach
four hours a day and in nearly every case the
divisions are twice too large. There are five divi
sions of the freshman class.
As one of the would-be candidates for corpor
alcy in the late promotions turned with slow Pace
sadly away from the scene of his blasted hopes,
one could catch, on the passing zephcr, the faint
echo of that dear old hymn, as he whistled "Listen
to my tale of woe," ta-ra-rum.
D. N. Lehmer, coached a class in Book I. of
Geometry very successfully for Prof. Hodgman.
Some twenty-five students, entering the second
year elass, were given an opportunity to make up
this in one week. The fact that they did so,
speaks well for Mr. Lehmer's ability as a teacher.
W. M. Johnson went up to Alva last week and
together with Congressman Bryan and Charlie
Skiles, addressed the residents of that vicinity
on the pending political issues. He reports
there were so many Independents in the audience
that even the atmosphere circulated with free
dom. Judge Irvine of Omaha lectured before the law
school on the "History of Common Law," and
on the constitutions of England and the U. S.
His lectures were highly appreciated, and it is
hoped by the students that Dean Smith will be
able to arrange with him for a series of lectures
during the year.
The lady members of the Faculty and those
connected with the families of the professors, now
meet every Wednesday morning at the home of
Mrs. Canfield, for a two hours' social chat, or,
more properly, they meet to do the week's mend
ing and spice the occasion with reading and
social converse.
At a meeting of the Independent Club, held on
October 14, the following officers were elected:
K. A. Gerrard, president; B. G. Mosher, vice
president; E. H. King, secretary and treasurer;
F. A. Wynegar, historian. The executive com
mittee consists of Messrs. Gerrard, Searson and
A formal challenge to a cane-iush was sent by
the Freshmen to the Sophomores lust Tuesday.
A joint meeting of committees will shortly be held
to settle upon details and other matters. The
Freshman committee consists of Messrs. Graham,
Yont and McMullcn ; Messrs. Oberlies, Powers
and Whitmore comprise the Sophomore commit
tee. The University Camera Club met last Tuesday
evening and elected the following officers: presi
dent, F. Eager; vice-president, Mr. Young; secre
tary, Miss Rosa Bouton; executive committee,
Prof. Lloyd and T. H. Marsland. The club is
reported in a flourishing condition and doing
excellent work. Those interested in this depart
ment are earnestly solicited to be present at its
Miss Jones our new librarian, was a former
student of the University, and is a graduate of
the Library school of Albany, N. Y. Already
plans of improvement in this department have
been instituted under her supervision, among
which may be mentioned a more thorough class
ification and systematic arrangement of books.
Later on no doubt, a card catalogue will be pro
vided, which will greatly convenience the student
in making selections.
The Cadet band, under the skillful direction of
Prof. Easterday is now a musical organization of
which the University is justly proud. Every year
has witnessed an improvement in the band; but
this year it is especially marked. The instrumen
tation numbers nearly 30 pieces ; the band is
now the most thoroughly equipped of any in the
city. Preparations are being made for a series
of concerts ; the band will soon attack some new
music "worthy of the brass." Much credit is
due Prof. Easterday for his untiring work.
Prof. Hodgman, while east this summer, had the
great pleasure of a pleasant call on Dr. Moore, the
head professor of pure mathematics in the new
Baptist University of Chicago. He was a student
with Dr. Little at Yale in post-graduate work, and
their friendship has been close ever since. Dr.
Moore receives seven thousand dollars a year at
Chicago an unusual salary for a teacher to draw
who is not yet thirty years of age. Dr. Little says
he richly deserves it, being one of the ablest of the
young mathematician of the country. Dr. Moore
speaks in smilar terms of praise of Dr. Little. The
friends of both are unanimously of the same opinion.
Stop at Manley's, all kinds of fruits, a good line
of cigars.
Try the Northwestern's new train for Chicago.
1 he very best.
Edward Cerf& Co., 925 0 street, dealers in
clothing and dry goods.
Chicago Gallery, 1034 O. Cabinet work, per
doz. $3.00. Students $2.50.