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inequalities of position have been rapidly
filled up. Tho mountains have not boon
lowered, but tho valleys have been raised.
The vast expansion of the press and tho im
proved facilities for securiug news and in
formation of every description, have thrown
all men together and into a much moro com
mon and perfect understanding of each other
than over before.
Hence it has come about that great men
are no longer imposing spectacles, but ser
viceable forces in society. Tho genius of
to-day is little more than alertness, method
ical industry, energy, fearlessness, and sound
training bottomed on good physical and
mental conditions. The "impressivoness"
of tho past has been set aside for much the
same reason that the check-rein has disap
peared that a man may get his head down
to his work, and his shoulders into the col
lar, and so may swing his load moro easily.
The "great man" is only a more useful man
and to bo really more useful he must bo
more humble and more sincere.
Tho blessed thing about it all is that this
kind of greatness and it is the only true
greatness is possible to many to nearly
all. Do that which is nearest, do it in a
very simple way, but do it with all your
mind and heart and strength, do it with
tireless energy and with unselfish devotion
the world has room and recognition for you.
After all, see how unconsciously we are
coming back to the thought of the Master:
uYe know that tho princes of the Gentiles
exercise dominion over them, and they that
are great exercise authority upon them.
But it shall not be so among you: but who
soever will bo great among you, let him be
your minister; and whosoever will be chief
among you, let him bo your servant: even
as the Son of man came not to be ministered
unto, but to minister, and to give His life a
ransom for many." How long it has taken
the unphilosophic, shorl -sighted, selfish
world to find this out 1
The University of Pennsylvania has a paper
entirely devoted to the subject of athletics.
ALUMNI AND FORMER STUDENTS
Art. Anderson, last year of tho class of
'93, is in tho city taking lessons in short
hand. '92 Paul Hibbard is pursuing advanced
studies in beet sugar chemistry at tho Uni
versity of Chicago.
R. E. Madden has left the University and
we are informed is taking a business course
at tho Lincoln Normal.
'92 Chas. Chandler made a short visit at
his homo in Lincoln the 19th inst. Ho is
at present located at Beloit, Kan.
'92 T, L. Hall, now at Auburn, late of
the First National Bank of Lincoln, visited
in Lincoln Saturday and Sunday
Geo. Putnam, '95, and ex-editor of the
Nebrasten, has gone to La Nusa, Gal., to
engage in electrical engineering work. T.
E. Wing fills the place on the Nebraslcon
made vacant by his departure .
Chas. Jackson, once of '92, is in the city
once again. Ho has been a "knight of the
grip" for the past year, travelling in north
ern Nebraska in the interest of Raymond
Bros, of this city. Ho now has a position
in tho city office of that firm.
'89 E. J. Eagleson is now located twenty
miles from Boise City, Idaho, employed as
engineer in a large reservoir now being con
structed there. John Eagleson is working
for the firm of Eagleson Bros., dealers in
lumber, lath and shingles, of Boise City.
'92 Miss Lura Stockton, now a school
ma'm of Fillmore county, visited in the city
last week. Being present at the regular
meeting of the Delian society last Friday
evening, she delivered an impromptu on the
past, present and future of the Delian girl.
Her remarks were to tho point and were
well appreciated by tho audience.
'89 Herbert Webber, who for tho last
two years has filled tho chair of professor of
botany at the Shaw School of Botany of St.
Louis, is now in Florida engaged in the in
vestigation of certain diseases of oranges in
that state. His work is done under the em
ployment of the United States government.
Jared G. Smith, '88, occupies tho position
which Mr. Webber formerly hold at St.
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