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Of the material atlvtincement of our iui
tion during the last century we may well
be proud. Our railroads, telegraphs, man'
ufactorics and Innumerable other improve
ments stand as monuments to the enterprise
of our citizens. Hut the proof that this
progress is based upon a solid foundation
is the fact that our educational interests
have more than kept pace with our other
achievements. When wo consider that
our state is but nine years old, it is truly a
matter of surprise that wo should be wri
ting the history of the third class that has
completed a liberal course of study in an
institution supported by her liberality.
Educational institutions have heretofore
been the product of time, and only found
in wealthy communities. The value and
necessity of education havo become so in
terwoven with the American spirit, that
the sehooMiouso is found wherever a trace
of civilization appears. Until within u
few years these opportunities for culture
have been confined to one sex, but gradu
ally the barrier has beou broken down.
Nebraska, with her usual determination of
promptly meeting the demands of the
time, opens to all the doors of her school,
inviting them to enter and prepare them,
selves for the duties of life. In response
to this call our halls are tilled with earnest
students, puisuing a course that will make
them better men and women, bettor citi-
It is with pleasure that wo announce
Miss Amck Fiiost,
the first female graduate of the Nebraska
State University. It is something of an
honor that .Miss Frost hu won, and she
has ttchioved It by hard study aiul closo up.
plication. The ico is now broken, and wo
hope in future years to see u fair propor
tion of lady graduates. We havo some,
where heard it said that personal desorip.
tion is a most diftlcult task, so if in our
pictures we do not equal your expectation,
plense supply the omissions.
The subject of these remarks is about
uvorago height, has rather light hair, blue
eyes, fair complexion, not very marked
features, and graceful form. She has a
very amiable disposition, and never in our
somewhat extended acquaintance havo we
observed the serenity til her temper to bo
scriotuly milled, only enough of lire to
show the existence of spirit, and that the
employment of some will power to be
necessary to keep it under perfect control-
MisH Frost has been an active member
of the literary society of which she was a
member, filling the ollice of president
with dignity and ability. In the various
entertainments given by the society she
has ever been u leading spirit, contrlbu.
ting much to their success. Wo predict
for Miss Frost a glorious and useful fu
ture. Geohou HOWAIU).
The success of Mr. Howard illustrates
the possibilities of u young man, if lie has
determination and perseverance. George
has made his way unaided, Is a self made
man. Obstacles that would appall the
weak, he has surmounted. Mr. Howard
has a finely developed physique, a little
above the average in size, light hair and
complexion, grey eyes, and rather marked
features. Ho is n good runner, jumper,
wrestler, boxer, in fact, fair in almost any
thing in the line oi athletics. Mr. II. is
ambitious, and in whatever direction ho
takes will make for himself an enviable
name. As to what calling he will devote
himself we are uninformed, but from gen
eral principles would infer, that while he
has quite a taste for literature, his natural
Inclinations will lead him into the politi
cal arena. The Studknt has received
many favors from Mr. Howard, and as we
have had occasion to remark before, owes
much of its success to his efforts. As a
student ho has been faithful, winning the
respect of all with whom he came in con
tact ; as an opponent, honorable. Hut few
placed a higher value upon society work
than George, and in the many mental
tournaments ho seldom came oil' second
best. May his future record bo as brill,
iant as his past.
Mr. McKesson is one of the pioneers of
our school. Beginning at the opening
term, he has pursued his studies without
censing to tho ond. Mc possesses rather
u sanguine disposition, seldom becoming
despondent or gloomy. He is slow to
make friends but strong to hold them
John Is u little above the average height,
of stout build, h as black hair and eyes, and
rather dark complexion. Mc.'s tastes
seem to inclino a little more to the study
of science than the classics, and in his
scientific studies has attained a grade of
scholarship considerably above the aver
age. As a society member Mo. has been
quite active, ndhcring firmly to Palladia
through her many trials and vicissitudes.
What Mr. McKesson 's plans for life are, wo
arc unable to say, but if we were asked
our advice, we would say, if circumstances
will permit continue your scientific stud
ies, for which by nature and education you
seem so well fitted; and we fuel confident,
that if you carry out the same detormina.
tion that has characterized your student
life, success will crown your efforts.
Mr. Rhodes, with Mr. McKesson, en
tcred at the opening of the University,
and has continued faithful to tho ond.
Clarence is of a gonial, friendly dispo.
sition, nnd makes friends with whomever
he comes in contact. Wo havo often heard
said (by the girls) that Clarence is hand
some; they say they admire his statoly
carriage, his black curly hair and plerc-
ing eyes; hut, girls, your admiration is all
in vain. Mr. Rhodes has been a close and
thorough student, and as a classical solioh
nr will llnd few equals. We have heard
him express a desire to become a teacher,
and we havo no doubt that if lie enters this
profession he will win for himself an hon
orable reputation. In tho many enter
prises of the students Clarence has been a
leading spirit. In the Adelphlan depart
uro hi .ook a llrm stand for the new sod"
ety, and has never deserted Its standard.
He was one of tho founders of tho Stu
dent, and has many times proved himself
a friend in need. We wish you all tho
good fortune that your past honorable
conduct and persistent labors will be sure
Mr. Culbertson graduated at Hanover
college, and received the degree H. S. He
was the first to enter and tho first to
receive a degree from our Agricultural
School. During Prof. Thompson's admin
istration lie filled the position of foreman
of the garden department. At the fall
meeting of the Regents he was chosen
foreman of the farm, and assistant profes
sor of agriculture, which position he has
filled with credit to himself and the school.
Harvey Is a quiet and unassuming young
man, but brings to his work a fidelity that
guarantees a faithful performance of tho
woru entrusted to his care. The farm
never presented a more attractive appear
ancc than li docs at tho present time. We
hope to see this department of tlio Univer
sity receive tho support that its impor.
tance demands. By this means the stand
ard of agriculture would bo raised. "Wo
hope and expect that Mr. Culbortson's
labors will be crowned with success.
Without intending any disparagement
to former classes, or flattery to this, wo do
not hesitate to say that the class of '70 are
entitled to a higher grade of scholarship
than any other class that has left our Alma
Why should not Nebraska havo a Law
School in connection with its University (
as weil as any other state? Although
some of tho newspapers of the state havo
attempted to show why wo should not, and
even af'cr that learned organization treated
the question as a trifling and insignificant
affair, we so far are unconvinced but what
the period in tho history of the University
has arrived, when the law department
should bo opened, according to Sue. IX,
Chap. LXXVIII, of tho Statutes. We ad.
mitthal the number of students in the Uni
versity, who would demand exclusive at
tcntion in the departments of law, is com
paratively few, but wo should remember
that our state is crowded with young men
who arc unable to attend an eastern col
lege, and are eking out a miserable exist
once of student-life in some dingy law
A Law School is soon to become a no
cessity, and had wo one now in operation
wo vonture to say that the number of stu.
dents would bo sulllciout to warrant tho
outlay. We are able to sue the vast
importance of the Law School wliou
we notice tho young mon who stand in
need of it, and those whom wo sond
abroad. Tho state is now capable of edu
cating their own children, and although
when tho medical school was being talked
of, tho scarcity of students was u very
serious objection, it is not, however, appll.
cable to tho Law School.
Wo are unable to think otherwise but
that the Bar Association acted unwisely
without giving tho report (which was
made after careful consideration) xvt
much desired attention and thought.
We uro all well aware that the practice
and careful training a student receives at
the Law School In one year is far ku porter
to three years' study in a law ollice, pon
dering over the problems of Hlackstoiu',
and the immense learning interwoven
with questions, and the incomprehensible
terms of Bacon, Story and others. No
one attempts to deny this; consequently
wo will not waste valuable time in argu.
ing this question.
Tho most serious objection to be found
against tho opening of this department is
that it will require means which now fire
not at our command. It is useless to nt-
tempt to run such an institution without
money. This has been tried, and one of
the departments in connection with this
institution, merely on that account, lma
not been wholly successful. If our next
legislature fails to appropriate means for
the opening of this department they will
surely deserve the censure of all our peo
ple. Surely, if there are any grounds, upon
which an argument in favor of opening
the medical department could be based,
there aro ample grounds, for opening the
Law school. Tho students of our stato,
have Increased in numborsso as to demand
It. Instead of letting those who aro able,
seek tho schools of other states, and
those who are unable, to remain at home,
doing great injustico botli to themselves
and to their profession, let us open wide
tho doors of tho Law department, educa
ting those persons at homo who aro at some,
not far distant day, to fill tho places made
vacant by those learned men, who deem
It bad policy to afford means and facllltes
for educating them.
Let tho state, spare no exertion in mak
ing a school, such as thoy will bo proud of,
and such as tho student in after days, may
say, with pride and ostentatious feeling,
I was educated in Nebraska.
At some not far distant day we aro to
havo a military professor in connection
with tho Univeaslty. IIoi P. W. Hitch
cock has mado arrangements to have an
olllcer detailed from the U. S. Service to
fill tho position, and it now rests upon the
Regents to select the man. Regent Tuttlo
has been informed by tho Secretary of
War that an olllcer will be detailed from
tho Artillery or from the Retired List as
soon as thoy may make the selection.
Credit is duo Mr. Tuttle for tin; zeal and
earnestness ho has manifested iu'this mat
ter. Although at tho first we pro apt to
think that it is an easy matter to find sonin
man who can fill the position, we Hud it is
an exceedingly important position.
But we fear not but that the Regents
will make the best possible choice. In all
their transactions in regard to the Univer
sily thoy have noted wisely and judicious,
ly, nnd wo feel safe in saying that the af
fairs of tho University could not be en
trusted in the hands of men who could
manage its a Hairs to a bettor advantage
Wo hope thoy will make the selection as
soon ns possible, although our University
is not necessarily In need of it. We look
at the coming now year as the dawn of a
bettor and brighter day in the history ol
our University. Wo look at this period in
our history as tho turning point, leading
us to ono of tho highest ranks among tho
colleges of our land. "Wo are now firmly
established, after a live years existence
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