The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, February 01, 1893, Page 14, Image 14

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boforo my examinations saying, "Tomorrow
wo meet again zuni "WtifFenknmpf." He
maintained tho strictest discipline in his semi
nar work and one youth who failed to report
or to explain his absence was expelled from
the seminar. Boforo Maurenbrcchor pro
nounced tho final sentence, the matter was
thoroughly discussed and we agreed that
that was tho proper course to take. Ho was
very much interested in the United States
and hoped some day to visit our country.
His wife was born in England and he under
stood English although he spoke it but little.
Maurenbrcchor generally had one or more
American students in his seminar and large
numbers of them listened to his lectures. I
appreciate more each year the benefit that I
derived from my work with him and feel less
inclined to criticise. In fact I am ready to
modify the opinion that I expressed in 1SS9,
so far at least as it applies to European His
tory, and to rnte the work of the German
university much higher than I rated it then.
Fred Morrow Fling.
President Harper, of Chicago University, has
offered to allow the Yerkes telescope to be situ
ated at Lake Forest, a suburb of Chicago, if the
school there will become the preparatory depart
ment of the Chicago University. The citizens of
Lake Forest are strenuously objecting to what
they call the lowering of the standard of their in
stitution; but the probabilities are that, as the
directors of the Lake Forest school are willing,
the telescope will be located there. The reason
for taking the telescope out of Chicago at all is
the fact that the great amount of smoke perpetu
ally floating over the city would make astrono
mical observations impossible.
There is a tendency for college papers to fill up
vacant space in the columns with short quotations
from th . monthly magazines, and with mentions
of the n imcs of the leading articles in these pub
lications. Where the students of a college do not
have access to the magazines, this policy may be
all right, but when a paper comes from a large in
stitution whose library contains all the periodicals
this scheme of finding almost ready-made copy
for the paper should be done away with.
Athletics in American colleges are fast coming
into the hands of professionals. The University
of Pennsylvania has recently secured a salaried
manager to look after its athletic interests. When
this becomes a general custom the much be
prajsed good that athletics do the student body as
a whole will vanish forever.
The space in a paper that is "up to the times"
is too valuable to be used in printing second hand
material, that is so generally distributed as is that
which appears in our monthly magazines.
The ninth annual oratorical contest of Maker
University has been held. The winning orator's
name is Rice. His friends, in order to celebrate
his victory, amused themselves by throwing large
quantities of rice over the audience.
We hear of one college paper in the east that is
congratulating itself because the students at the
university at which it is published do not, as a
rule, wear standing collars. Truly, the "star of
empire " has given the east the cold shoulder.
"We notice from the Wesleyan Echo that inter
est in oratorical matters at the Illinois Wesle)an
University is almost at a standstill. This state of
affairs seems to be the exception instead of the
rule, however, this season. Nearly all the ex
changes state that oratory is flourishing.
The printer's devil must bear a grudge against
this column. In our last issue occurred an error
which we lament exceedingly. The last line of a
portion of one paragraph was cut off and placed
at the very commencement of the column. It
was not our mistake, it was the devil's. Please
have mercy upon him, for he was only working
at his trade.
She "I am so afraid of you college editors."'
He "Why, are we so bad?" She "No, but
there is no telling when you are going to press."
Hamilton Review. This ancient chestnut is
again going the rounds of the exchanges. Tin
exchange editors are probably endeavoring t
make several opportunities for them to do the
press act themselves. We are wholly unacquainted
with the operation, but if any of the coeds wish t
teach us how, we are willin'.
The brainy heads of the various classes of 'o
are being troubled by the question, "shall wc
adopt caps and gowns." If wc are not mistaken
more thought will be given this important subjei t
than will be given to studies. It is our opinio
that these sombre habits of the senior are rem
nants of costumes that were worn during tlu
middle ages. No ambitious senior who does no.
wish to look like the rampant shadow of death
should crawl into one.
There seems to be a general uprising in Illinois
over the fact that the book publishers are robbing
the people. Bills upon bills are before the legis
lature looking to a reduction in the price of
school books. Some of the papers state that
Illinoians are compelled to pay over twice as
much for books as the people of Indiana. The
reason is that the state of Indiana prints its own
books. Illinois has a legislature that recently
voted to establish a supervisor of ventilation.
What it will do about the book troubles can only
be surmised.