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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., MAY 5, 1884.
Nearly throo thousand English girls competed for the
highest honors In tho recent Cambridge University examination.
Edwurd A. Freeman, tho historian has been appointed
to a professorship of modern history at Oxfoid Univer
Prof. R. 0. .f ebb, of Oxford, will deliver tho annual
oration boforo tho Phi Beta Kappa society of Harvard,
next commencement day.
President McOoah of Princeton and President Eliot of
Harvard aro in favor of making attendance at the
public schools compulsory.
The Ontario Legislature has at last decided to open
tho doors of tho Ontario Provincial University, tho lead
ing university o6 anada, to woman.
Tho Jonnotto expedition has cost tho government over
a quarter of a million and has added but Utile to Science.
It is not time that such unfruitful sacrifices of lifo
It is said that Henry George, who is lecturing in Ire
land, hus incurred tho displeasuro of the Land League
because ho docs not agreo with them in some of their
views relating to land.
It is Bald that Henry George, tho socialist philosopher
wheu asked if ho would run for Parliament from a Scotch
borough, roplied: "I guess not 5 1 would then bo ineligi
ble to the presidency of tko United States."
Princo Bismark has announced that ho will soon
retire from the government of Germany, by advice of
his physicians. It will bo a good opportunity for tho
Reichtsag to attempt to secure, a responsible ministry,
somewhat like that of England.
Tho Popo contemplates leaving Romo, believing that
his independence is threatened, and establishing his spir-
itual capital, so to speak, In some more friendly city.
It is a great chnugo from tho time when tho word ol tho
Popo was law throughout tho civilized world.
Princo Leopold, Queen Victoria's youngest son, who
died March 28th, was unlike any other member of the
royal family, distinguished for his love of literary and
scientific pursuits. Ho was quite proficient in many
branches and was tho author of two books: "Travels in
Italy" and "Tho Polarizatiou of light." ' It is said that
ho was a Quo speaker, and that the would undoubtedly
havo made his mark in Parliament.
Tho Wendell Phillips memorial services hold In Trc
mont temple, Boston, April 18th, drow together many of
tho most notnblo personages in America. Many of tho
leaders of tho old abolition party were there, together
with a largo number of Jthe most eminent thinkers and
writers of tho day. George William Ourts dolivored
an eloquent eulogy upon Phillips.
At tho annual contest of tho lutoi-collogiato oratori
cal association of Minnesota, James Bennett of the Slate
University carried off tho flist prize and will represent
that state in tho inter-state contest to bo held in Iowa
Oily, May 1st. It is, of course, too late to think of
sending a dologato to this contest, but Nebraska ought
to be represented next year nud it Ja the place of tho
University to take the lead in tills matter.
The great work done in the cause of educatton by tho
Edinburgh University, whoso graduates, many of whom
aro now among tho most learned of our literary, scien
tific and professional men, have always ranked among
the first, made the recent eclebrni ion ol tho throo hun
dredth anniversary of its exlstauco very interesting. It
was made tho occasion for tho conferiug of a large num.
ber of degrees upon noted men from nearly all parts of
th'j world, tho United Slates being well represented.
During the exercises our countryman, James Rtissol
Lowell was highly eulogized by Lord Norlhooto.
Mathow Arnold is said to havo made nearly $0,000. by
his recent lecturing tour in America. In connection
with Arnold's lecture on Emerson, which when delivered
in Boston, naturally provoked much unfavorablo crit
icism from the admirers of the poet philosopher, it Is
interesting to note that tho sumo lecture, when delivered
recently In London, was far more severely criticized
there than on this side of tho Atlantic. Arnold looks
down froinsuch lofty heights nsjto bo unable to appreciate
anything on this earth which is within reach of ordi
Tho amount of moralizing and philosophizing that is
boing drawn from tho press and from public men by the
recent Cincinnati riots, is vory iutorstiug. Various ex
planations aro offered as to tho real underlying causes of
tho outbreak, and much advlco given as to policy to bo
adopted to prevent similar events in the future. But
whatever tho cause, such an outbreak should teach tho
people and especially tho authorities, that it is not sufe
to tamper with tho jury system, and, moreover, that thcro
is always a claBS of discontented wretches, mostly for
eigners, who are eveh ready to take advantage of any
such opportunity as that at Cincinnati.
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