The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 01, 1893, Page 17, Image 17

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the theatre phase of Univorsity culture, it is
certainly one of the most hopeful and en
couraging. Prof. Barbour has gono to Chicago for a
visit of some length. He will remain until
after the closing of the World's Fair, and
will endeavor to secure some valuable addi
tions to our Museum from the collections of
the Fair. There is no doubt that ho will get
what he goes after. It is his way.
Prof. Wolf left last Saturday for Califor
nia in response to a telegram announcing the
serious illness of his little son. At Salt
Lake City he receivod a telegram stating
that the little boy was dead. It is not yet
known when the professor will return. Dur
ing his absence the work in his department
will be carried. on by instructors Bentley and
Hart.
The Freshmen and Sophmores entertained
themselves and their friends on Saturday
evening. The reception was well attended
and was on the whole a most enjoyable af
fair. The kind of receptions that the Fresh
man and Sophmores gave each other in our
day was very different, and we generally re
turned from them with little hair and many
bruises.
On Friday evening the Palladian society
held its first "special program" of the year.
It was a Faculty program, and was one of
the most successful entertainments of the
season. The hall was crowded, while scores
of people were turned away from the door
on account of lack of-room. Every number
on the program was enjoyed by the au
dience, especially the playing of the Tuxedo
Mandolin club.
Tho first addition.3 to the collections in the
Museum since the beginning of the college
year came from Prof. Lawrence Bruner.
During the summer, while on an expedition
in Colorado and Wyoming for the Depart
ment of Agriculture at Washington, he col
lected many specimens of groat interest.
Among, them are lizards, reptiles, frogs, etc.
With liis usual genorosity, ho turned them all
over to tho Univorsity Museum.
Tho junior class will issue their annual
May 1. The board of editors are getting
down to hard work, and are determined that
Vol. Ill of the Sombrero shall be a crodit
to their class and to tho University. One
feature of the annual promises to be of un
usual interest. February 13, next, is char
tor day, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
founding of the University. It is proposed
to devote considerable space to showing the
evolution of our alma mater during the first
quarter of a century of itsf existence. This
will consist in general of write-ups of differ
ent phases of University life, alumini rem
iniscences, cuts illustrating tho changes that
have taken place in buildings, laboratories,
etc.
The Ukspkkiah was somewhat surprised
to learn of the large number of students in
the Latin department of the University.
There are eighty-seven, strictly speaking, do
ing college work under Prof. Barber. These
have studies in Suetonius, Plantus, Horace
and Cicero's De Senectute. In the prepara
tory work there are three hundred and seventy-seven
students. These include those
who are reading Virgil, Cicero's orations and
Caesar, and also those just beginning with
the grammar. This year marks an epoch in
tho, method of studying Latin here, since
Mr. Wilson teaches the inductive mode, or
with interlinear texts which are thought to
remove some of the "deadness" of the lan
guage. Although the University debating club
still rests in innocuous oblivion, the other
clubs have begun their work. The Union
Boys' Debating club has boon having suc
cessful meetings for some time. It has now
made a bold move by challenging tho mighty
intellects of tho Maxwell club, of tho law
school, to a joint debate. Tho challenge has
been accepted and tho date set for Saturday
evening, November A. Tho question, to be
forever settled, is: "Keaolved, that the
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