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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 15, 1893)
The local orators are preparing , to make a
strong fight in the local oratorical contest which
will be held in chapel February 4.
Owing to the dead-lock in the senate, and
consequent failure to organize, the Cadet batallion
and band did not assist in the Crounse demon
stration, as ordered.
At a recent meeting of the Freshmen class, the
following officers were elected : President, A. E.
Yont; vice-president, Miss Wheeler; -secretary,
Miss Carr; treasurer, A. P. Libby.
The Saturday morning lectures before the
christian associations will be resumed again this
week, Saturday in room 17. The subject is,
"Preparation of the World for Christ."
Mr. John L. Marshall, Jr., has presented the
museum with a fine set of old coins, also a rare
collection of "shin-plasters " of different denomi
nations. These are on exhibition in the south wall
A party of twenty-five or thirty young ladies
from the Seward high school visited the Univer
sity Thursday. Larson's alluring, entrancing and
omniprescent smile continually hovered near
The officers of the State Historical society for
1893 are: President, J. Sterling Morton; first
vice president, Judge S. B. Pound; second vice
president, Gov. Lorenzo Crounse; secretary, Prof.
Caldwell; treasurer, C. H. Gere.
Hereafter the sessions of the Nebraska Fruit
Growers Association and of the State Historical
society will be held on the same clays. The
fruit growers will occupy the day sessions and the
historical society the night sessions.
The set of orthopterous insects which the Le
land Stanford, Jr. University requested Prof. Bruner
to furnish that institution, has been prepared for
shipment. The collection is well mounted and
will be a credit to this able professor.
Prof. Fling is conducting a teacher's class in
general history. About forty of the city teachers
are enrolled. Work similar to that carried by the
Freshmen class in the University will be taken up.
The class will meet every Saturday evening at 7:30.
Prof. Barber's second son had a .very narrow
escape from death by gas suffocation last Sabbath
morning. Only the quick discovery of the acci
dent by the professor and the providential near
ness of a physician prevented a fatal termination.
There is a rumor that Mr. Lehmer will teach
one division of the second year math., and thus
allow Prof. Hodgman to relieve Prof. Hitchcock
of one of his four Freshmen divisions. Mr. Leh
mer made a success of tutoring in math, last fall.
A novel class in Grecian History is being con
ducted by Prof. Fling, the members being made
UP of penitentiary convicts. The class meets
cvery Sunday, and takes a keen delight in the
study. Many of the class are remarkably intelli
gent. It is not right that Prof. Hitchcock should be
compelled to work to the full limit (twenty hours)
required of any instructor, especially at his time
of life. Were not the professor an unusually well
preserved man he would break down under the
George Hitchcock, son of Prof. Hitchcock,
has severed his connection with the State Agricul
tural College of Washington and accepted a posi
tion in a sectarian college in South Colorado.
Prof. Hitchcock is a very successful teacher of
physics and chemistry.
Prof. Fling recently delivered to the conyicts
at the penitentiary a lecture on Mirabean. The
moral phase of the question, explaining the
secret of Mir-abean's failure when he was needed,
was especially dwelt upon. The lecture was well
received by the listeners.
So far, about thirty of the legislators have gone
through the University buildings and in every in
stance have declared themselves well pleased with
the work being done in the different departments.
We hope that every member of the legislature
will make it a point to visit the University and see
for himself just what we are doing.
The Association of Nebraska Fruit Growers
met in Nebraska hall January 10th and nth.
The sessions were very interesting. Among
those taking active part were Professors Taylor,
Burner, Bessey, Ingersoll and Woods. The ex
hibit of fruit was not as large as usual.
The fame of the University's summer school is
being noised abroad. Dr. Henderson who is at
the head of the University extension department
of the Chicago University, has written for full
particulars and for future plans. The information
will be published in a University publication.
We are informed that Miss Barton intends re
signing her instructorship in the Art Department
of the University and will accept a similar posi
tion in the South Dakota Agricultural College.
Miss Barton is a successful and earnest worker m
her chosen profession, and her many students here
will indeed regret to have her go.
The Nebraska!? ruthless murderer of meters,
Whose sickly "verse" grows lately doubtfuly refined,
Did not think, it seems, the cuts in our last story
Exactly suited to what we would call his mind.
Much we hate replies jn kind, but self-indulgence
Can cut no figure in the journalistic web ;
And we ask you-in the name of all that's drivelling
What about those "jokes" and stories" in the Neb.
An enthusiastic meeting of the Local Orator
ical association was held in the chapel last Satur
day morning. After the regular business had
been disposed of the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: President, Kufus
Bentley; vice president, T. Wing; secretary and
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