The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, October 01, 1896, Page 6, Image 6
(i Til F II FSPFK I A X The Observatory. Last commencement Chancellor Mae Lpuii urged very strongly Iho necessity of a more effective means of leaching as tronomy in the university and live hun dred dollars were voted to erect a tem porary observatory. Five hundred more were added to the amount by reason of the weather depart nont's furnishing the university with a printing press. With this amount the present building has been erected. The observatory has three rooms, ono for tho telescope, one for the transit and ono which will be Prof. Swe.ey's study. For the present a four inch telescope now in the possession of the university will bo used; but Prof. Swe.oy is having a first class transit in strument made in Germany which he will put in as soon as possible. The ob servatory will also be fitted with a irood time piece, probably a chronometer. Prof. Swezoy has two classes in Astron amy. one in general and tho other in practical astronomy. Tho observatory will be used mainly by those classes. Co tn fort to California. Fvory Thursday morning, a tourist sleeping car for Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Los Angeles leaves Omaha and Lincoln via the Burlington Route. It is carpetod; upholstered in rattan; has spring seats and backs and is pro vided with curtains, bedding, towels, sonp, etc. An experienced excursion conductor and a uniformed Pullman por ter accompany it through to the Pacific coast. While neither as expensively (inishod nor as lino to look iu" as a palace sleeper, it is just as good to ride in. Second class tickets are honored and the price of a birth, wide enough and big enough for two, is only $5. For a folder giving full particulars, call at tho B. & M. depot or city ollieo corner of 10th & 0 streets. (J f.o. V. Boxnkll, ('. P. &T. A. Kxcha ttges. It wud tck r walkin Vyclopedeor tor miser do questions asked by de new stug ent. The Student. Tuskegoe, Ala. A TEST VOTE. On Monday, Sept. 28, from .10 a. m. to 4 i m. Univorsity students will bo given an opportunity to express their political proforoncos by means of a test vote. S. LI. I. Quill. TI1K WOMEN OF NOKWaY. Prof. William James, of Harvard, says that in Norway the life of tho women has been entirely revolutionized by tho use of tho ski, or snowshoe, as a sport for both soxos. Asa result they are "not only say ing good-bye to the traditional feminine pallor and delicacy of constitution, but are actually taking tho lead in overy edu cational and social reform". The Wo man's Column. At this period of tho program a recess was taken to eject tho -Sophomores who had innocently strayed in to assist the meeting. Owing to a slight misunder standing as to whom tho possession of the hall belonged, tho recess was pro longed and an exhibition of valor and prowess was given for a half hour which would have done credit to our 'Varsity eleven. Much now material was do vol, oped in this encounter, which will strengthen our prospects in foot-ball this foil if the men will use the same energy in tho athletic park. At the suggestion of R. P. Ruggles tin battle for suprem acy was indefinitely postponed, both sides claiming tho victory, Vidotto Re porter, S. U. I. You can get $'2.25 board for $2.00 by taking fivo wooks in advance at Boom er's Club, 524 N. Pith street. Popular, homo-like cooking at Pinkor t on's boardinu: Hub, 1200 T street.