The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 26, 1895, Page 4, Image 4

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A tabular statement of students' prefer
ences for our next chancellor named several.
An astonishingly large number vote for Dr.
George E. Howard of Leland Stanford. Dr.
Howard is an alumnus of this University
and a very able man with a high standing
in the educational word. .No one who heard
his Charter Day oration last year can doubt
his fitness to stand at the head of even the
University of Nebraska.
castes, the great end, next to literary train
ing, of Jthe societies, will always find a home
on the plains of the great commonwealth of
Nebraska, and nowhere are there better
principles taught than in Union, Delian or
Palladian halls.
TnE last inter-collegiate debate of the
year which our students will bo given an op
portunity to attend will be held Saturday
evening, May 10th, in the chapel. The de
bate is between the Union Boys' Debating
Club and Wesleyan University. The ques
tion is on the compulsory arbitration of
strikes, and the debate promises to be a
very interesting one and will be ably con
ducted on both sides. Do not neglect to at
tend, and be sure to bring your tin horns,
your colors and your enthusiasm with you.
Barbarism, or "barbarity," as our es
teemed friend R. S. Baker terms it, is bj' no
means asleep in the University. The liter
ary societies now number over two hundred
members, the largest membership in our
history, and are constantly growing. The
grade of literary work they do is becoming
higher with each program, and students gen
erally are seeing better than ever the ad
vantages of literary society training. To
illustrate what that training will do it is ouhy
"accessary to run over the membership roll
of the English club, and see what percent
age of the members belong to one or the
other of the literary societies. And now,
aB Friday evening's meeting well shows, the
mightiest move forward yet taken by the so
cieties will soon be undertaken. A literary
society building will bu erected on the
campus, to be tins exclusive property of iJje
societies. Preparations for the work are al
ready made, and operations will be rapnjly
pushed next yeai.
Social democracy and the levelling of all
The Hesperian, in common with all its
readers, was very much grieved and some
what dissapointed at the sudden and entirely
unexpected news that Chancellor Canfield
has decided to leave us at the end of this
year to assume a more promising and more
lucrative position at the head of the Univer
sity of Ohio.
We remember hearing the Chancellor
say, in one of his charming little talks,
delivered only about a year ago, that the
one thing for which he hoped, the only
thing of which he dreamed, the thing he
thought of last at night and first in the
morning, the goal of his ambition in fact,
was to walk down to the University one
morning, and see the campus completely
enclosed by a quadrangle a solid wall of
buildings on all four sides. Our youthful
hearts thrilled with delight as we listened, and
we thought of the lady who would never, no,
never, desert her Micawber. And so this
resignation was a disappointment to us a
disappointment in more ways than one.
Chancellor Canfield has done great things
for the University of Nebraska. He has
lifted it fro'n its position as a third rate
school to be one of the great institutions of
learning in the United States. He has been
a faithful, tireless, hardworking officer, and
lias devoted to the upbuilding of the Uni
versity all his time and energy and ability.
And he has succeeded nobly. He leaves
behind him a splendid monument, and he
deserves the gratitude which he has of
every student and alumnus and friend of
the University:
But pained as we are to lose him we are
by no means despondent; we have no doubt
in the world but that his place will be ably
filled, and the University will advance in
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