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dollar a year save it by staying away
from the theatre a couple of times, and
take the Student.
Harry Seaman, of Kearney brother of
Miss Ada Seaman who is now attending
the University, was in the city last week.
During his stay he visited the Legislature
the Penitentiary, and also made a call on
us. Wo regret our absence.
According to report, a celebrated En
glish astronomer, Mr. Lockycr, has, by
the aid of a powerful voltaic current, vol.
atalizcd copper within a glajs tube, dis
solved the deposit found within the tube
in hydrochloric acid, and then showed
by means ol the spectroscope, that the
solution no longer contained copper but
calcium. In the same manner nickel
was transmitted into cobalt
We don't want to be fastidious, but it
shocks our sense of the eternal fitness of
things, when we have to hang our new
overcoat on the floor. It ought to be un
derstood that as the wide rolling praries of
our young commonwealth are settled, and
her children flock to the University to ac
quire a libcrcl education, the faithful
hooks that, in days gone by, held the hats
of those, who are now lights in the intel
lectual circles of the state, have more
than they can do to support the extra hats
and coats that come with the advance of
our prosperity. Let them be reinforced.
Sicne writing the above the hooks have
been provided, and overcoats and such
have assumed a perpendicular once
Pursuant to adjournment, the Junior
Class assembled at the residence of Mr.
Hawley on Satin day evening the 11th inst
for the purpose of holding its regular meet
ing. After enjoying the luxuries of the
season and an hour in having a real jolly
time," the class commenced its labors,
II. W. Caldwell in the chair. Reports of
the several commutes were received and
resolutions adopted, after which an elec
lion of ofllcurs for the ensuing term was
had with the following result: Pros., J. II.
Worley; Vice Pros., Miss Emma Parks;
Sec, Miss Elma Hawley; Trcas. and Bus
incss Manager, D. II. Mercer; Critic,
II. K. Wolfe; Chorister, Miss Helen Jud.
kins; Orator' II. W. Caldwell; Poet,
S, D. Cox; Essayist, Miss Cora Banta.
After vary mature deliberation the Class
decided to give a public exhibition some
time during the present term. Judging
from the spirit anh dctci initiation with
which the members of the Class have
taken hold of this matter we predict for
them one of the bestjitcrary exhibitions
ever presented to a Lincoln audience.
The time, place and programme of this
exhibition will be given in due season.
The Union held its first meeting of the
term, Friday evening, January 10. Socio
ty was called to order by President, S. D.
Cox, who with a few remarks presented
the gavel to Mr. John Bridenbaugh, Pros,
ident elect. Mr. Bridenbaugh took his
position after some appropriate remarks.
The first performance was a lively essay
by Miss Judkins. The essay was deliv
ered in her usual vivacious manner and
was well received. Miss Parks followed
with a select reading. It was a humor,
ous selection from Gail Hamilton, and
gave some severe stabs at the stupidity of
that creature man, as well as flinging
some pointed sarcasm at the false modest'
of the American prude. Next was a vo.
cal duet by Misses Judkins and Parks.
Miss Williams then delivered a five min
utes speech Miss Williams is always
well prepared, and the present occasion
was no exception. Mr Stratton delivered
an oration on " Composition as a Fine
Art." Mr. Stratton is well known as tlic
orator of the Univertity. The reading of
the littler closed the performances of the
evening. The Union labors under a gieat
disadvantage, as it is situated on the third
floor, and visitots often do not like to un
dertake to mount two flights of stairs.
Still it is in a flourishing condition, and
visitors would no doubt feel in a great de
gree repaid for their labor if Ihey would
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