The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, October 15, 1892, Page 15, Image 15
THE HESPERIAN 15 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 Graham. 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 meeting. 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. POINTERS. 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.