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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., DECEMBER i, 188:
A Russian lady has just bestowed 50,000 roubles upon
her country women, to bo applied to giving mcdicul train,
iug to those desirous or becoming physicians.
Regent Fiilehl will not bo present at the Christmas
meeting of tho board. Regent Powers, it is said, will ro
sign alter this meeting, as he has received the honor of the
Teachers who arc inclined to talk too much will do
well to heed Southey's 'idmonltlon: Ho brief, for it is
with words as with sunbeams, tho inoro they are con
densed the deeper thoy bum.
It is understood that an attempt will soon bo made here
to organize a law department in the University. If Judge
Savage ia made chancellor a better opportunity could not
be offered to institute .1 law roursc, and undergo distin
guished a jurist such a course could not be but an emi.
ne nt success.
The Longfellow .Memorial Association has issued a oir.
cithir to the "children of America," Inviting ton cant sub
scriptions lowaid the fulfilment of the plan of the Associ
ation foi tho election of a memorial statue in front of the
poet's latu residence. Contributions should bo sent to
John Barllctt, tronsuror, P. O. Box lfiOO.Boslon, Mass
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes lias resigned the profossor.
ship of auaiomy in tho Harvord University medical
school. Tho retirement of Dr. Holmes from tiio ofllco he
has held thirty-live years was induced by a dosiro to give
his attention more particularly to literary pursuits. Ho
will contribute several articles to the Atlantic Monthly
during die coming year.
Students sometimes ask if it is not a waste of timo to
spend so many hours in preparing tor society exercises,
exhibitions, etc. Wo would answer by asking another
question in the wo ids of Whipple: "Do you want to bo a
memory, a word-cistern, a bower, or a man?" ,If to (level,
op the powers of thought is tho one great object, certain,
ly no one ihiug is moro valuable than tho work of the lit.
Some Jour years ago there was introduced by Prof.
Sproul into the University of Cincinnati a course of study
in tho Shemctlc language, witli special attention devoted
to the Arabic, Tho number of students taking tho course
has averaged from eight to twelve. The course will bo
made moro attractive this year by a series of lectures on
the "Distinctive Features and Literature of tho Sliemotic
Ex.Supt. W. T. Harris, in a iccent address at Now
Haven, declared that in his experience of examining sev
oral hundred applicants for tiio position of touchers in the
public shonls lie had always found those who were pro
ficient in tho study of giammar the best teachers.
A thorough system of physical training has been Intro
duccd in Wcllcsly College under the direction of D. A.
Sargent of Harvard College. The gymnasium lias been
lilted up with apparatus similar to that at Harvard, and
wlil be conducted on a strictly scientific basis: the
amount and manner of exerciso being prescribed and di
reeled according to the need of each individual. How
long beforo we will have something of tho kind here.
Three plans arc now being consideicd by the citizens
of Concord, Mass. for a fitting memorial of Ralph SValdo
Emcrsor.. Ouo is to build a handsome driveway running
from tho Emerson mansion on Lexington St. to Sleepy
Hollow Cemetery whoro Mr. Emerson's body is interred
and on the rising ground outside tiio conietery, which site
overlook the street and residence, erect a handsome mon
ument to his memory. The other plan is to place a
statue of Mr. Emerson in the Concord Free Public Li
brary building or in the yard outside. None of their
plans is as .ot fully matured.
The lifo of the late Thurlow Weed almost spans tho
history of this cotntry under its present Constitution.
Ho was born boforo Washington died ,and when Webster,
Calhoun and Clay were making their reputation lie had
edited several county newspapers and fought in the battles
of his country Ho was alive during tho darkness of the
French Revolution. He lived and wo: ked with tliroo
generations of public men. Uonjaniin Franklin died
seven years beforo Mr. Weed was born. Tho lives of these
two journalists tako the world back into the reign of
Lkwis xiv. Another such would very nearly reaoh tho
time of Shakespeare.
According to the United States School Commissioner's
recent published report, the total school population of the
United States in 1830 was 15,551,875; number enrolled in
public scliools,9,080,403 ; aveange daily attendance, 5,7-14,
188; number of teachers employed, 280,034 ; average sal.
arlcs paid men, from $25 in South Carolina to $101 in
Nevada; to women, liom. $17 in Vermont to $77 in Ne.
vada. The total school income was $8:5,040,230. The ox
pendilures per capita of school population was 0(3 cents
in Alabama to $14 01 in Massachusetts. Women voto in
many Slates at school meetings. In Maine tho pupils do.
creased; less money was expended. In New Hampshire
and Vermont, and Massachusetts, and Rhode Islaud, like
stato of things. Connecticut Increased and so did tho
other Stales generally.
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