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fortunate, Indeed, in tho way of read
lng matter. Besides tho university li
brary of fifty-Jght thousand bound vol
umes, and tho law school library of
four thousand volumes, there Is the
city library of sixteen thousand vol
umes, tho stato law library of thlrty
threo thousand volumes, and, finally,
tho stato historical library of one hun
dred and four thousand volumes and
ono hundred and ton thousand pamph
lets. These libraries aro arranged so
as to dupllcato ono another as little as
possible, and I find that In tho depart
ment of economics, at least, they are
A very unfortunato affair occurred
hero lust hallowo'cn night. A crowd of
several hundred of tho boys who had
gone out for a littlo jollification allow
ed their enthusiasm to swamp their
judgment. They broke into tho laun
dry of tho young women's dormitory
and appropriated a quantity of lin
gerie. Decking themselves out In tho
stolen garments, they paraded State
street until dispersed by a squad of
police. Tho next morning the young
women's self-governing association
passed resolutions declaring that the
ladles would receive no callers and ac
cept no engagements until somo one
had paid tho penalty for tho outrage.
And would you believe it? they
lived up to their resolutions astutely.
The bottom fell out of the military hop
and various minor schemes of enter
tainment. Tho embargo has only just
been removed after the publication of
a long list of suspen'slons. Perfect can
dor compels me to admit that the ring
leaders of the linen-stealing gang were
fraternity men. I might add that the
"Police Gazette" took cognizance of tho
affair by a full front page cut of the
boys dividing the spoils.
It may bo interesting for you to
know that Professor Thurber, once of
Nebraska, holds a more or less subor
dinate place in the English department
here. Professor Franklin, who for
merly assisted Professor Caldwell, is
availing himself of the advantages af
forded by the state historical library
in tho preparation of a thesis. Mr.
Munro, who graduated from tho Ne
braska university in the early '80s, and
who for eleven years occupied the posi
tion in South Omaha now filled by Dr.
Wolf, is here taking graduate work in
economics. I often see students perus
ing Dr. Fling's outlines of European
history. I am much pleased with the
city, the people, the university, tho
staff of instructors in economics and
ALDEN EDSON HENRY.
Editor. Nebraskan-Hesperian: Col
lege spirit is unbounded in Princeton
university; in fact, the students of th's
institution are considered the most en
thusiastic of any in the country. It is
a revelation of college life to a student
from tho west. There always seems to
bo plenty of time for parades, bonfires
and big mass meetings, and the whole
student body from seniors to freshmen
turns out to these events.
Enthusiasm was awakened at the
first of the college year by a "rush" be
tween tho sophomores and freshies.
The contest was held around the old
cannon in front of Nassau hall. The
freshmen took their position around
the cannon and the sophomores labored
with might and main to dislodge them.
The laurels were about evenly divided
when tho bell sounded the recall. Both
sides, however, claimed victory and
taunted each other with defeat.
Tho freshmen and sophomore base
ball game was tho next event to arouse
interest ThiB game is always pro
ceded by a parade lead by a martial
band and seniors dressed in grotesque
costumes. Everybody attends this
game, as it is considered tho "funny"
evont of tho opening days.
Tho Yale-Princeton foot ball game is,
of course, the greatest event of interest
for the year. Tho fact that Princeton
only lost ono game during tho season,
and that by a fluke, and that Yalo tied
Harvard, aroused enthusiasm to tho in
tensest pitch. For a week previous to
tho gamo tho practice between tho 'var
sity and scrub teams was witnessed by
largo crowds, sometimes as many as
two thousand people turning out to
cheer tho players.
During tho gamo professors and stu
dents financially embarrassed, men and
women, stood about tho bulletin board
to hear tho man with a megaphone
read telegrams from tho game. It was
rather a woe-begono looking crowd
while the score stood 10 to 6 in favor of
Yale, and it continued so until tho
lucky kick from tho field by Poo in the
last two minutes turned tho disap
pointment Into joy, and cheer after
cheer rang from the crowd. Then
"Jerry" Osmond, tho 260-pound phil
osophy professor, and slim "Sister"
Orris, professor of platonlc Greek,
threw their arms about one another
and danced up and down in loving em
brace, totally oblivious of the ludicrous
figure they made.
Tho people from town and surround
ing country, from the lower strata of
society to Mrs. Cleveland, wife of the
ex-president, come to the celebration of
this victory. An immense pile of wood
fifty feet high was heaped up around
the cannon, covered with tar and oil
and set afire. Trees within a radius of
forty feet were set on fire by tho heat
Fireworks, ringing of bells, shooting of
anvils and speeches by members of tho
team completed tho celebration. This
bonfire, by the way, was one of tho
cheapest and best over had in Prince
ton. Three hundred dollars was spent
for fuel, while the year before $900 was
The annual "cano spree" completes
the list of most important events for
a display of enthusiasm. This contest
consists of three students from the
freshmen and three from the sopho
more classes struggling by relays for
the possession of a cane. The contest
ants grasp the cano and the one who
gains possession is, of course, the vic
tor. Strange as It may seem, this con
test frequently lasts two or three
hours. Each side is in training for
about six weeks for this contest
WILL J. EOWRIE.
Three smart young men and three nice
All lovers true as steel,
Decided in a friendly way
To spend the day awheel.
They started in the early morn,
And nothing semed amiss,
And when they reached the leafy lanes
They in like
rode twos this!
They wandered by the verdant dale
Beside the rippling rill;
The sun shone bvlghtly all the while;
They heard the song-bird's trill.
They sped through many a woodland
The world was full of bliss
And when they rested in fhe shade,
Theysat intwos likethis!
The sun went down and evening came,
A lot too soon, they said;
Too long they tarried on the way,
The clouds grew black o'erhead,
Down dashed the rain! They home
Till one unlucky miss
Slipped sideways Crash"! Great Scott!
Wereallmlxedur1 ikethis !
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