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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., FEBRUARY 15, 1883.
Kussin 1ms thirty-thrco schools In which men are oil us
cfttcd to manage and opornto railway b.
California University asks 57,200 from tho state fur
tlic coming year; nbout ns much jib wo ask for two years.
It winSUlnoy Smith wlio retorted upon some one who
luul called him nn every tiny mnn : "Well if I nm an evory
day mnn, you nro n wenk one."
East College, at Amherst, is to ho torn down early in
the spring nnd a part of tho debris h to he used (or filling
in tho foundation of tho now gymnasium, which is to bo
120ft. by 80ft. nnd two stories high, with n basement.
Mr. James Russoll Lowell is to have tho honor of un.
veiling the bust of Piolding, which is to be oroctod in tho
noTclist's native country. English cities arc surprised
that such distinctions should bo .accorded a mere Ameris
A peal of Are bells is being made for one of tho towers
of the new library building of Michigan University,
They will weigh respectively 3,000, 1,500, 850, 500 and
825 pounds nnd nro to bo finished somotimo in this
Prof. Young of Princeton Collogo says: Take a railroad
from the earth to the sun, with n train uinnlng forty
miles an hour with out stops nnd it would take almost
205 years to make the journey ." Ho estimates tho faro
at a cent a mile to bo $980,000. These figures lull tho
Gov. Long, of Massachusetts, published n volume of
poems before he became governor. ExsMayor Princo of
Boston was the poet of his class nt college, and tho recent
inaugural address of the mayor, Mr. Palmer, contained
quotations from Dr. Johnson, Burko, Koats, Mncaulay,
Washington and Jefferson.
Morgan Hall, tho gift of Ex-Governor Morgan to Wil
liams College, is ready for its occupants. Tho building
is a modol of convenience, being warmed by steam, and
by tho best ventilation, with hot and cold water in all
the rooms and a bath room in the basement. Each set
of rooms consists of a reception room and two chambers,
so Unit it can accomodate two or four students Each re
pcp'lon room is fjirnished with a stationary bookcase.
This work on the rooms nnd smnllor doors is nn imitation
f cherry, and with tho white walls makes a vory neat
contrast. In tho basement are six rooms for the janitor,
whore he will live.
Prof. A. S. Packard, in his history of Bowdoin Collogo,
remembers llnwthomo as he looked in the .recitation
room, with "the same shy, goalie bearing, drooping, full,
inquisitive eye, and low musical voice that ho ever had :'
and Longfellow sitting two scats behind Hawthorne, a fair
haired youth, blooming with good health and early prom,
It is announced that a new departure has recently been
made at Johns Hopkins University which consists In the
establishment of several courses of lectures by professors
and students, on subjects with which they are especially
familiar. Two such courses are now In progress one on
physiology by Prof. Martin nnd his works in tho biologi
cal department, and tho other on chemistry by Prof.
Ilemscn and his co-workers in the chemical laboratory.
The former course cmhracos eight lecturers and eighteen
lectures, m the 1 attar thoro aro eight lecturers and sixteen
That Whitman College and Sominary of Walla Walla,
W. T., is in want of funds, no one will doubt, after reading
the pathetic report just issued. The college was organ
ized September 4lh, 1882, with a faculty of three members,
nnd GO students. The number of tho latter has since
increosed to 01; but of thorn eight are still without desks
or seats. The library at present consists of fourteen vol
umes and fifteen pamphlets. 'Wore tho one building of-tho
instution enlarged, or another built it would bo immedis
ately filled with studonts, who ars now waiting to bo
"No man," says an English writer, "over enjoyed life .
more keenly than Anthony Trollops. He was full of com .
mon penso, yet ludicrusly obstinate nnd reserved; roaring
and spluttering and wholly Incapable of argument. Once
he and a party of friends gathered at Henby. Some sub')
jeet of importance was being considered nnd some one
made a suggestion. Trollopo, engaged in conversation in
tho other ond of the room, nt once raised his head and
voice. "I differ from you entirely 1" he roared like n
bull at a red flag. "I differ from you entirely I What was
it you said ?"
Hon. William Clark, for twenty years resident of Italy,
and twelve U. S consul, aro interested with others in the
establishment of a Protestant college for women in Flor
once. Tho institution is designed for tho education of
Italian girls who desiro to follow tho American system of
higher education and of American girls who go to FIoin
ence to study the languages, music and art. Mr. Olavk
has alrendv received some contributions nnd contem
plates a tour through Iho West and South to solicit further
gifts. Tho college will he oponcd in May. Tho Italian
women are said to be eager for the event.
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