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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 18, 1894)
In the double summer number of Poet-Lore,
Prof. L. A. Sherman has an excellent artiele on
" Literature and the Scientific Spirit."
Last Friday evening, Chancellor Canfield spoke
before the Otoe County Teachers' Association on
the subject, " What is Modem Civilization? "
Mr. Corey, who has been spending the past
three weeks visiting his old home in the Ozark
mountains, returned to the University last week.
Four new members were proposed at Union
Society Friday night, and good ones too, Misses
Whitsom, Henderson, Meljck, and Mr. Searson.
Mr. Hardy, the business manager of The Hes
perian, has resigned his place in favor of Mr.
Graham. He left the early part of the week for
The University foot-ball team walked away
with the honors in the last game with the High
School. The score stands 8 to o in favor of the
Considerable interest is manifested in the pro
jected debate with Kansas, 'it is to be hoped
that a large number will enter the scheme and
make it a success.
Mr. Pierson's cheerful countenance, minus
some of the tan, looked out from Union Hall
Friday evening, and Mr. Philbrick's whistle is
heard again in our land.
Prof. Fossler looks benignly over his glasses at
at a whole roomful of thrid-year German students.
The class numbers above forty, and is over twice
as large as last year's class.
The "P. G. D. C." and "The Girls' Debating
Club" are said to be running in competition with
one another. It is hard to tell which will be
most successful in the future.
After another vain attempt on the part of the
Seniors to deck the boys out in mortar boards,
they decided to let the girls wear caps and gowns,
and the boys hats and canes.
Miss Heise, of Nebraska City, a sister of Miss
Ida Heise, '97, and Miss Cambell of Clay Centre,
a sister of Misr, Effie Campbell, '98, were delegates
to the Y. P. S. C. E. convention.
There are six members in the class in advanced
public speaking. Each speech is to be thirty
minutes in length instead of fifteen as was the
r.ase in elementary public speaking.
C. W. Walker, who was elected an instructor
in mathematics, is slowly recovering from a siege
of typhoid fever. The Y, M. C. A. sick com
mitteee are giving him the best of care.
Three minutes spent in looking at the numbers
on the backs of books in the library is enough to
convince one that we are beginning, at least, to
have a library instead of great piles of books.
The P. G. D. C, or Palladian Girls' Debating
Club has organized for active work. Every girl
in the University may attend and take part in the
debates, and all will be cordially welcomed to the
meetings at 5 o'clock Friday evening.
The Y. M. C. A. room in the new Conservatory
adds an attractive feature to the association. The
room will be used for social purposes, for all com
mittee meetings, and for a place of retreat for the
boys from the busy cares of university life.
Saturday night, Frank Eager and F. M. Shep
herd, candidates respectively for state representa
tive and county attorney, will address the stud
ents of the University in the Chapel, under the
auspices of the Ikyan-Holcomb club. Everybody
is cordially invited to attend.
The tale is afloat of a young man of unlimited
wisdom who took music lessons during the sum
mer at two dollars each in order to enter the Glee
Club, but as he failed to distinguish the tenor
from the soprano in the examination, he will con
tinue to distinguish himself in other lines.
The address by Porter Sherman was a great
treat to the student body. Mr. Sherman's paper
was very interesting, his short talks in explanation
of his manuscript were witty and to the point.
Those not present missed much and should make
amends by attending the lectures in the future.
A sympathizing audience looked on with tear
ful eyes while, Mr. Keene Abbott agonized in the
chair of the dental fiend in Union Hall Friday
evening. Mr. Abbott certainly has dramatic
talents of a very high order, and the Unions are
delighted in numbering him among their member
ship. Mr. Robert E. Speer, a graduate of Princeton,
gave a very interesting and instructive talk before
the Christian Association October 14 on the claims
of non-Christian lands upon the United States,
Canada and England. The large audience lis
tened attentively to the points that the speaker
made one after another in rapid succession in
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