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Nldentum dicere verum
Unit. Snt. 1.
Can wo gel suppers for two hundred
excursion isls at Crete? That will bo con
Dan Wlicelor went down tn Beatrice
with the Odd Fellow's excursion and it
was too much for him.
The question is, will the University
trouble be brought up at the special
session of the Legislature?
The library is not so well filled in the
alternoons as it was during the winter.
The morning rush continues.
Dumb-bells and Indian clubs up in the
Student office are all we have with which
to commence our gymnasium.
When Oscar Wilde was in the chapel
the hymn sung on the occasion was very
felicitous, "By and Bye we Shall Meet
The way those tender little Palladian
chairs are being destroyed is terrible.
Why not not strengthen them all up with
Tickets to Crete and return will be put
in students' hands for sale in the Univer
sity. We hope that everv student in the
college will go.
George McLean wears a jockey watch
charm with crossed whips and horsc-shoc.
George is getting to be such a dreadfully
fast young man.
The tickets for the round trip to Crete,
including admission to the contest, are
$1.00 and are for sale by students. Lichty
and Clark have the matter in charge.
We arc sorry to learn that Mr. Yates
expects to return east as soon as he lias
completed his engagement for the contest.
He has been offered an excellent position
The trip to Crete is going to be a righ
jolly one if the boys can make it so. The
band is making slicnitous exertions to do
something big there and wo guess they
The boys arc always domanding college
songs. Clark has at last got hold of a
"Carmina Collegensia," the finest colloc
tion ever published, and it might ho a
good thing to get together ami try some
of these selections on an aftornoon.
The first band serenade cJf the spring
term occurred Tuesday evening of last
week. Mr. Wagner, a newly married
friend of tho boys, and Lieut. Webster
were tho afflicted parties. At both places
the young gentlemen were handsomely
The theme for the thiid and last Junior
essay is tremendously tie. "Whether
assassination be more justifiable wheii
employed by the official head of the state
against an individual (as in the case of
Jesse James) than when employed vice
(verm (as in the cusc of the late Czar of
"Did you sec that horrid catamount in
in front of Chancellor's door?"
"What? No! Was it alive?"
"Alive, why of com. so not. It was
"Bah. st tided ! What does a cat.amount
to unless it's "
If only the frontdoor of this University
were painted, how much better Unit
: entrance would look! Almost everyone
who has had any connection with this
school for the past five years or who has
even visited hero lias inscribed that fact
on the white door post0, while whatever
graining the doors themselves ever pos
sessed has been well nigh scraped off.
Wo cannot paint everywhere, but we
might paint that door.
Tho students of tho University will
have a grand holiday on the 12th, as that
is decided upon as the date whereupon
tills University, soul and body, men
women and children, is going to make an
exodus to Crete. Tho special train has
been engaged from the B. fc M. R. H. to
leave Lincoln at 1 p.m., Friday, returning
leave Crete about midnight. The cause
of this? Why, the literary contest be-
tween Doano College and the University,
to say nothing of the base ball affair.
The students had the privilege of seeing
and hearing the much talked of Oscar
Wilde last week, free of charge. He
appeared in eliapol and after the service
tho students remained seated. 1 1 was seen
that a speech was demanded, and lie
responded in a good-natured way, making
quite a number of useful art suggestions
to the University, and tolling us how his
attention had first been drawn to the
beautiful. What he said about tho neces
sity of a gymnasium here was excellent.
May wo have our Greek statues!
Mr. Dryden, when actfngas critic at the
Palladian society tho other evening, ro.
marked, too truly, that tho manner in
which the audience commenced to file
out when the debate was announced
showed very clearly that tho debates wore
not what they ought to be. All the oxer,
cises of the evening's class should bo
merely introductory to tho chief number
on the programme, which should always
be the bebate. Time was when Palladian
debates lasted for more than sixty in in
utes and lagged not one of them. This
criticism may be shared by tho "Unions
The State Oratorical Association was
formed April 21sl at this University by
electing Chas Pierce, of the Unions, pres
ident and Will 0. Jones, of the Palladians,
secretary, leaving the remaining offices to
be filled by Doane College. A second
meeting will be held at Crete on the day
of the contest. This association is formed
for the purpose of petitioning the Inter
state Collegiate Association, which meets
at Indianapolis May :ird,for membership.
If Nebraska is admitted she will send a
delegate in '83 to contest for oratorical
If this University should in any way
catch fire, and the damo spread, nothing
could save it. The only cistern on the
grounds is so near the building that a fire
engine (if one could possibly bo got up
from down town inside of an hour) could
not bo worked over it on account of the
heat. It devolves on the Regents, we
think, t take some precautions against
this very possible calamity. A Babooek
oxtlngui.her placed on eacli floor would
put out a small fire; a powerful force
pump in the basement with long lines of
hoso would bo yet more efficient. Sonio
precaution ouglit to be taken.
Oscar was quite taken with some of the
pretty faces on the right side of the chapel
and expressed surprise, as any English
man would, at our co-educational system.
"Why, if wo fellows at Oxford had young
ladies there we well, we'd never stud,).
Canyon study under such attractions?"
We assured him that we could and that
the young ladies were excellent students
also. In conversation with some of the
professors lie expressed l egret that lie
never studied elocution, and acknowledged
that they made a rule not to learn extem
pore upcaking; so lie was told of our lit
orary societies and how much they had
done in this direction. "And do the
Indies make speeches, too? Well, well ! "
If the Unions can realize how com
pleto a success their festival was, they
may congratulate themselves upon it and
tho money they made. For they did
make money, eomc sixty dollars, clear,
and with this they will pay off an old
debt. The Academy of Music was never
more tastefully decorated and It betrayed
hero and there suggestions from Professor
Emerson, who was of no small assistance
to the society, of which ho is nn honorary
member. Tho refreshment tablis were
clustered at one end of the hall and
waited upon by prettily dressed Union
esses. Thorn were dowers sold and voting
for the most popular young lady, and a
candy stand, and all that sort of thing by
which money is coaxed out of pockets.
Miss Nellie Lett was decided to be tho
most popular young lady of the Union
society. A very excellent choice wo
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