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had been so well instructed that they felt perfectly
at home, and were confident they would make no
false movements. The exhibition was begun
with marching. The first ear classes took their
places in one solid line, reaching almost the whole
length of the gymnasium. They then marched,
to Mr. Tucker's playing, forward, backward;
broke their line and turned in companies forward,
backward, joined their line again, and so on. At
every new movement the audience applauded
heartily. The club and bell work was excellent,
especially the club and bell work of the more ad
vanced classes. The ladder work was fine, and
the way the performers went up and down the
ladder, and between the rungs, would make a
fireman leave his profession, could he have seen
them. The wand work looked very nice, and we
wish to suggest that the future husbands of the
performers had better look out if these gymnasts
ever have occasion to substitute a broom handle
for the wand, for they are experts in the xantip
pian art. Finally the horse was brought out for
the girls to ride. They displayed their horse
womanship by showing the ease with which they
could sit in the saddle, the reckless way they made
their mounts and dismounts, the faculty they had
acquired of lighting without injury when thrown
from their steed, and their utter disregard as to
whether their steed was the most docile animal in
existence or the most spirited animal of the west,
the bucking bronco. The program closed with
free gymnastics and a grand march by all the
girls, about one hundred and twelve in all. The
delsarte movements executed by all in the same
cadence and clocklike movements presented one
of the pretty effects of the evening and elicited
frequent applause. While the audience was leav
ing the gymnasium, many of the girls indulged in
dancing "ta-ra-ra-boom-de-aye" to the tune of
"Canton Halifax," played by the cadet band.
The audience ceased to leave the building so the
girls stopped dancing. Lottie Collins is not in it
any more. We sincerely hope that the work will
never be relaxed in the future; that it will even
progress with more rapidity by the introduction
of new appaiatus and more members. In con
clusion we ask, for the benefit of the audience,
that the exhibitons be given more frequently in
'92 Miss Lura Stockton is enjoying a vaca
tion from her labors as a school ma'am. She is
at her home in the city and makes occasional
visits to the U. of N.
Two very important phases of university life
athletics and literature. Ex.
Of the four Dutch Uuiversities, three Leyden,
Utrecht and Amsterdam are open to women.
It is estimated that 10,000 young men and
women are attending the colleges of the state of
Teacher (in mineralogy class) Johnnie, give
me the name of the largest known diamond.
Johnnie The ace.
What do yon suppose makes Tom write such
awfully gushing letters? I suppose he uses a
fountain pen. Inter Ocean.
Among the students of the University of Michi
gan are Messrs. Toothacher, Greenstalk, and
Champaign, and Miss Annie Rooney.
Son Pa, what does A. B. after this professor's
Father (old enthusiast) At bat, my son.
Mr. A. C. Palmer, a senior of Iowa College,
won the $100 prize offered by the Chicago Herald
for the best essay on the benefits lo be derived
from the construction of the Nicaragua canal.
The taculty at Princeton has refused to allow
the Dramatic Association to perform in any of the
larger cities, This course has bee?i taken because
of the inferior grade of performances presented
by the association during the past few years.
A court has been established at Princeton com
posed of undergraduates to try men accused of
dishonorable conduct in examinations. The court
was given power to impose penalties according to
the nature of the offense. University News.
Queen Liliuokalani of the Sandwich Islands is
an earnest patron of temperance reform. She
pays the license fee for a coffee house opened in
her capital city by the Women's Temperance
Union, and has banished wines and liquors
from her table and receptions.
Comparative A class in grammar was reciting,
and one of the younger boys was asked to com
He began thoughtfully "sick," paused while
his brain struggled with the problem, then finished
triumphantly, "Sick, worse, dead."
George Kennin is desirous of returning to
Russia, but is regarded with such disfavor by the
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