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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1883)
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., JANUARY 20, 1883.
Pluttsmoutli wits recently connected with Lincoln by
telephone. This connection mnkes Omaha, Pluttsmoutli
and Lincoln near neighbors.
A Chinese chart of the heavens, made about GOO years
J3. 0., giving corroctly the position of about 14,000 ctais,
is preserved in the great Paris Library.
A new man on the Omaha police force was caught
-walking his beat the other night and was lined in the police
court the next morning for somnambulism.
The present spell of severe cold weather will confirm
others to the belief that Mr. Vennor does know something
about the weather after all. ."some of his phrophesics arc
as remarkably true as Mother Shipmans'. It is very true
he must necessarily do some guessing in this great
weather affair, but as long as the guessing generally
comes out true, what does it matter to you? We must have
a wrather prophet any way.
The liquor intercuts of the Stale arc being carefully
-watched by men of brains and money; all that is in their
power will be done to see free whisky throughout the
State. No doubt it will improve the general class of citi.
2cns, but when the city of Omaha makes 2,354 arrests in
one year under the Slocum 'aw it is reasonable to nclievo
that the number would increase under free whisky, and
thus Omaha could all'ord a few more beer shops and an
addition to her polico force, which would make work
more plenty all around. How lovely I
Some weeks, ago Bob Ingcrsoll entertained a large ails
dieneo in Hie opera house, and with his eloquence and
sarcasm made many believe that his theory is superior to
a hereafter. On hearing the lecture, Mr. Calhoun, of the
State Journal stall', thinking it not the proper channel
for the mind to follow, prepared a lecture opposing his
theory, and delivered it before the citizens of 1 incoln
Mr. Calhoun lias been highly complimented, not only in
tills citi', but by the press throughout the state, for the
able manner in which he handled the subject.
The first ballot fer United States Senator from this state
was taken on the 10th inst. There were only 28 candi
dates for the Jlllcc. The number soon rose to 82. Morton
received the highest number of votes cast on the first bal
lot. Balloting has been going on every day since and the
"chi d is still unborn," ns it were. It looks at this writ
ing (20) as if the successful man will bo named before
the end of the session, at least. The democrats and anti
monopolists seem to bo working together, and the repub
licans arc watching every opportunity to lay fine wires to
Baxter wrote near tho end of his life: "I see that good
men nro not so bad as I once thought they were, and I
find that few are so bad as malicious enemies or censoris
ous professors do imagine."
Of all buildings erected in the world, none should havo
more care exercised in the architecture than hotels. Every
few weeks the terrible news comes to our ears of some
large hotel burning and roasting in the ilr.mes its sleep
ing inmates. The terrible affair it Milwaukee is only
another example of the many sad calamities that are con'
tinually befalling our people. These- painful experiences
are certainly evidence? that more care should bo exercised
in the constructing and management of hotels.
Miss Mary Thomas, daughter of one of the trustees of
of the Johns Hopkins University, lias taken the degree of
Ph, I)., summa cumlaude, at the university of Zurich a
distinction rarely attained by male graduates. Miss
Thomas is a graduate of Cornell, and studied three ycais
in Leipzig. She took- her examinations at Zurich, be.
cause the university at Leipzig docs not grant degrees to
women. Her subject was philology, a particularly difils
cult one in German.
An effort is being mado to get a bill through tho Nc
braska legislature making it compulsory for teachers to
attend teachers' institutes. While we arc highly in favor
of teaches' Institutes, and have always advocated them,
wo doubt the propriety of compelling teachers to attend.
If they are a good help to the teacher, which they are,
those desiring to attain a high degrco of excellence in tho
profession will improve such opportunities without com
pulsion. There arc many instances in which teachers can
not attend, and others possibly prefer to occupy their
time otherwise than litis Theicfore, we cannot seo the
utility of making that compulsory which should bo a vol.
Some four years ago tho Otoe Indians were actuated toy
some influential men to dispose of a portion of their
Reservation, consisting of 115,200 acres of choice land.
This was purchased by the government, surveyed, ap
praised and sold to actual settlers on two autl three
years time. A second time the Otoes wero approached,
tltis tlnio consenting the disposal of the remainder of
tlinli' limil tills limit II: ni' vit iw1iricr.il . rm tn l. T-. '!
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dlan Toiritory. After some coaxing they consented to go,
ami sold the remainder of their Reservation consisting of 1
nearly 40,000 acres to the Government!, packed their
ponies and wended their way to tho last resort lor the I
poor fallen American Indian. Tltis last section is now '
boinc appraised and will come into market in the snrlmr. 1
Thus Nebraska lias parted with licr last tribe of Indians
that arc worthy of note, and soon their hunting grounds '
will be converted into homes for the white man.
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