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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
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A VISIT TO THE AGRICUL
"We had the pi ensure of paying ti visit
to the 'Agricultural Farm," a few dnys
since. Tlie farm, as you arc aware, was
only put in operation, practical!', nt the
beginning of the pn sent term. "We were
anxious to know what was being accom
plished whether rail work was being
performed by the students, and what were
the probable benefits to result therefrom
to the State. Prof. S. It. Thompson, the
professor of Agriculture, very kindly
showed us over the premises, and gave us
a detailed account of the daily routine of
labor on the farm and ol the work in the
class room. The following is a brief de
scription of the farm itself, and a state
ment of the work of the Agricultural Col
consists of 320 acres, situated about three
mijes cast of the University, and is one of
the. most beautiful tracts of land in Ne
braska. Wo can not speak in terms of too
high admiration of the delightful locntion
and perfect nduptation of the farm to the
purpose designed. It is ontiroly enclosed
by an osago hedge, divided into two equal
tracts b' n cross fence of the same. The
liedge is now large enough to turn stock.
TjluuxUs also a thrifty young apple orch
aYiMurtf enough to bear next year. In
a"d'ait(un',nb'out twenty acres of young tim-
, .uoiiliqo in j ' , , J , . .
UMl"Mfi fift,i$ny,ea aiul ll 1S already
largchougUtoinilord iprotection to the
o6lard. nlBUMW &Uc4qliApoiiiUy swine,
rfraliWipttHibtfJ'tl'thiBlMMs been set
wj- i.if 'ip 9 m hnwwk wmwwi)"'-
ediithouijhmot.iimjwJeLi bmi; substantial
sllSHo JsirUcUirb.iTttt UiUt-buHdlhusiiUol
M'Aitlj jHV?,?sary:flls flrsi QjjtaiuflV y J
io iijiiinvrrK A'anttiiik Tna iivniiju ij i A
'Imnib'LU nil h(l. til mi. . Jin. "iirnnrlmnnliil" !
With this purposftv)JtlitaorpiJ
wluUcyer cliOTirctcrisxonutrctca on scien-
-(roiJ i u iwisiw lmiuui in t-.nmmrv .i itmi
consulted and the TOQPfaRPJoyflflln'njjjarfol
adopted by the Professor for every portion
of the work, whether it bo the construc
tion and planning of a hennery or piggery,
digging post holes, building fence, plow
ing, sowing, caring for stock, constructing
an out-building, or the general theory of
farm management. Wo were particularly
impressed with this feature of tho policy
of Prof. Thompson his extreme care in
reducing all practical work to science and
method Tho young men receive a stated
sum per hour for all work performed,
varying in amount according to their in
dustry nnd capabilities for labor. No
pretense ovphiy at work is ncccplcd ; earn
est, energetic toil is required. The stipend
per hour is now from ten to fifteen cents.
The young men have thus far earned more
than the expenses of their board.
The work accomplished this fall has
been considerable. Two small out-buikl-ings
have been constructed, the carpenter
work being done by the students. These
buildings are a coal and wood house, nnd
a stable. "Work, however, of this kind is
defoired, as far as practicable, until win
ter, in order to furnish employment dur
ing all seasons of the year. About one
mile of board fence has been built
in a manner that 111113 well ')C taken as a
model by the farmers of the State. Over
a hundred acres of plowing have been
done, designed for wheat in the spring.
A large well has been dug, furnishing an
abundance of water for all uses of the
farm, including water for stock in the
pastures. A wind-mill and derrick have
been placed over the well to raise the wa
ter, which is to be conducted by subter
ranean pipes to the pastures, some thirty
rods distant. A line pair of the "Howe"
platform scales, has been set and leveled
ready for use. The best implements mid
apparatus are being purchased. A thresh,
ing machine is to be procured next season,
that the productiveness of diil'orcnt
kinds of grain may be tested without ne
groid extra expense wjiich tho delay and
care required to accomplish this.in thresh
ing small lots.would cause in hiring a ma.
chine. Thp farm team comprises four of
the most beautiful farm horses wo have
ever seen. We doubt whether the Slide
could produce their equal.
One of the young gentlemen is appoint
ed to keep a strict record of the work per
formed by each student. For this pur
pose n blank is provided, on which is re
corded the kind of labor of each student
for each day and hour of the year.
THK COUT18E OF STUDY.
The students in the Agricultural depart
ment have all the advantages of the Uni
versity. The work in the class room for
the present term has been of a special and
practical character. The first branch of
science studied is book-keeping, with 11
special reference to larm accounts. The
second, the Anatomy and Physiology of
the domestic animals. A finely mounted
bkoloton of a horse has been procured for
aid in the pursuance of this useful study,
pletons of the other principal domestic
WlP'few511 soon hn PpHcd. The Ily
jgtttol' gfiidttUV'sUc animals is made n spec.
irtUsLiVriy; t 'flWimportance of understand
Wtfferirc?'4lfHokV' and how to treat
JJ'R.KWHJBfi.VWWjrVi iHWVWAtothem, will
NiWlWIcbHWl bjqQV0iy,fiimnqrniul slock
(Uro'illbr.'i 'mini in .ilmd :m u
ry ; draughting so fur as desirable in farm
in addition the Professor lias given loc
lures day by day on the history of farm
implements: as, for example, the history
of the plow, the gradual improvement in
tho same, points of advantage, etc.; the
windmill how tho air may bo utilized
for the service of man.
The instruction in tho class room con
sists almost exclusively of lectures, .par
tially owing to the fact that no text-books
on these subjects have yet been published
well adapted for the use of students. This
of course, though of as much utility to
tho students, makes tho work of the Pro
fessor very arduous.
From the nbvove statement it will read
i'.y bo seen that the Agricultural Depart
ment is nt length firmly established, nnd
is doing a good work. We believe the
advantages resulting to the agricultural
interests of the State will be very great.
We need educated fanners, and our Agri
cultural College furnishes an efficient
means of producing them. Hero wo have
an opportunity ollercd to young men to
secure a practical, and even a classical,
education on conditions which none ought
to refuse. To have the advantages of prac
tical instruction, and at the same time re.
ccive a pecuniary reward for accepting it,
is certainly an easy condition. Lot none
refuse to enter tho University on the plea
of poverty. This excuse is now cut ofif
from every young man who desires uned
vcation at the expense of a little toil.
Is there any toil so great, any privation
so severe, any self-denial so painful which
an earnest, true man or woman will not
joyfully endure to secure a broader cul.
ture, and attain a nobler manhood or wo
its knees In
or sold what
ly possible, anyono has put h
the dirt, been a llttlo bovish. t
little principle ho had to gain, power or
iioionuiy, we say iieavon moss his noblo
self-sacrifice, and may he bo abundantly
satisfied witit his mess of pottage.
ings nndthc qmwMmmNiMmwl
These columns arc always open for
"original, sublime sentences". The Stun,
inary Rhetorical class will pleasp take
Will our Juniors gently take the hint?
The Trinity ToblH opens with a poem
considerably above tho average of Collego
poetry, and discusses Minor Matters nt
some length, and in a pleasant way. The
Art of Spinning is almost unknown at N.
S. U. wo are glad to say.
Will some of our exchanges he klml
enough to whisper to tho Wittenbergcr lml
the IIksi'KIUan would like to "ex." ? Wo
have a wandering idea that it is a pretty
sensible paper, but can't get track of it.
Who will help a new Diogenes in tho
search for an honest paper?
We should like to know what that choir
was organized for. The singing was cer
tainly bad enough before. Ex.
We heard something whispered about a
choir for our chapel exercises. Where,
oh! where is it? Our singing is so bad
that there isn't any of it.
We have received two numbers of the
McKemlree Jiopository and like its appear
ance very much. We quote a paragraph
from it which hits tho truth exactly.
Character is the thing that is to reform
and save the world; and our times demand
strong, educated, pure men and women
who shall go forth to elevate the mass of
human kind wli,) are so intent and absorb
ed in the low and base things of this
We are all interested in the definition
of the term "Condition, that without
Tho Adelphiau society has just closed. J which anything cannot occur." It brings
in many respects, the most iulcrcMiiiir to our recollection the ohronolo-ictil ord.
term's work since its history began. The ! cr of pn8t eventS) nm- those pinunus.nagor
members deserve special credit for tho , ,. , , ,...., , ,
earnestness and promptness Willi whioh j ,nI ,l"nSlnmSs - la.lures, rewards and
every one has performed his allotted duly, ' diplomas. Ex..
notwithstanding the fact that the exercises Wonder if any student here knows any.
tX E SSSS ' 2,;,S5- ff, "" f'". - i-r-i-.
adopted, and thus far successfully carried I v0,cc' ""-tivo mood, past tense, third
nut, the plan of giving open entertain-1 person, singula number to agree with a
meats in the Clripel every three weeks, I particular Professor.
the programme for each consisting of se-
lections from the exercises of Hie two The L'Anurore, Montreal Canada, a Inur.
THE LITERARY SOCIETIES.
Pruning ruguiiir iiieeiuigs, cnosen oy u nnl printed in the French lniiL-ua-o Bv
committee appointed lor this nurnose. i . , 1 it 1 .1 , ,7 .
Ostensibly these entertainments require I miU08t publish ll.e lollowing notice:
no special preparation, but in reality the ' L'AUROltE (The Morning Lig7tt).'ris
stimulus to attain it 1? renter dni-nw. i,r ,.v. I is the name of a French Protestant ve-k.
eellence in every literary production has , ty "owspapor founded in 18(10, nnd pub.
been plainly noticeable. Several or the 1 l's,'cd l Montreal, Canada, at $1.50
former members have neglected to take j (United States, 2.) per milium. It con-
part in tue exercises 01 tue term. Some ' lIU,lh '"-,;-s "" iv "nponum questions
lew alleged lack of lime, others believed : "'' lhP &"' special correspondence from
the attractions insiillluiont. Tho first is a France on European political and relig.
very weak fallacy, unless theorv is sulll. ! i"u mutters, as well us general family
oient without practice, which no one be-' reading and news, etc., etc.
lioves. Tlie second might be remedied bv iir m .1 ir . j. . .. .
u little earnest endeavo? on the part of the I Wc llko lho U,uc6Wt!f " I'Ubllah
complainants themselves. Those who se-, t'd at Worcester, O. Indeed we notico
verely criticise surely ought to feel tlieiu-: that our Ohio comrades manage somohow
ftiMvrc uiiiiipi-ium ui 1111 in. ur wo neiimg l0 8Clul m,t readable and spicy papors
voids themselves. It is barely possib of,.,, , , ., ,. . """
that the question of duty ought to bo con. lhc local " tl,(! 1ecUw oortalnly has a
genius lor 111c piuce. Among tue editor,
ials is an article on Reading Clubs which
wo wish some of the more enterprising
students of the N. S. U. would read and
"ponder in their hearts" until they evolve
from their inner consciousness, or some
where else an institution of tho same
kind here. Thoro is also an outensivo
Course of Rending marked out in both
English nnd American iLItoraturo which
if- followed byovery student yould give
thut''exicn8ive' literary I'culttire so mucin
occded'by'us nlluhd so apldtiin'prdcurod..
sldered duty to hell' at all events
The Palluuhiu society have also passed
an unusually prosperous term. They have
also given frequent open entertainments
in tlieireoiuinodioits nail. Tho Pnlludlun
society isbtrong in numbers and able to
niuko a good display on any occasion.
There has been considerable emulation
between tho societies, to excel in literary
performances, and to gain a creditable
rarmhition before the public. It is to bo
'Hl'lfflSfi?' of oour,?0 U'flt nothing has
lAftirresbrtcd to by any motnberof cither
lQiwsrablilt loa&Uwe.liay'nlt ftushado.wj
Wn9l0oHlWh&Mh& MA h JfrTOcrp,;
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