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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., MAY 20, 1884.
Monslgnoi' Cnpel speaks of nows.paper interviowera as
It is sulci dint McCosh of Princeton has nltcndcd ten
colleges unci graduated nt sx.
Tho Frcshnian class of Cornell has representatives
from Russia, Spain, Brazil, Central America, Germany,
Australia, and Canada.
Henry Irving thinks that Americans aro much more
forward in using new inventions add in taking up new
dens than the English.
It is estimated that in tho pajt forty years over fifty
millions of dollars have been donated by individuals to
Rev. Dr. McCosh of Princeton college says: "I don't
believe that Mr. Boccher has much theology, and what
little ho has I don't believe in."
Wall BIreet has had a sensational event of about the
usual order in tho failure of James II. Keeue, who lost
over four millions in six months.
At a meeting held in Chicago tho other day $45,000
were raised In tho intercs t of Lombard University, a
tli eologicnl school nt Galcsburg, Ills.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes says: "I am trying to do
s omo kind of justice to Ralph Waldo Emerson in a brief
memoir, taking u short time to read and much longer to
President Ellol of Harvard University thinks that "the
ordinary requirements of American colloges In the mat
ter of hUtory ar ridiculously absurd." Ho believes that
If auy history Is rcqulrod It should bo tho history of
England and America during tho last two hundred years
Prof. Sumner, of Yale college, is taking a step in
tho right direction by lecturing to the students on the
operations of tho stock market in Wall Street. If this
was oxtenslvoly dono by teachers of Political Econ
omy the Wall Street gamb'ors might not get quite so
rnany "Lambs" to shear.
Tho newspapers arc now ovcr-buay making the next
president, but, strange to say, they cannot agree upon the
successful candidate. It is almost as ensy to fortell tho
nominations of a convention, as it is ,io predict the ver
dict of a jury, and it would bo great fun tor the people to
see some "dark horse" triumphant.
A commltteo of young ladles waited on tho Chancellor
last week, with a request that calisthenics be taught in
the University. Ho promised to do nil in his power to
secure the wished-for instruction.
Tho Washington Monument, tho completion of which
hns been regarded by many as an event of the d'm future,
is beginning to assume a more definite shape. Th
column is now considerably more than four hundred feet
high and preparations are being mudo for the dedicatory
ceromonies. Robert 0. Winthrop who delivered tho ad
dress at tho laying of tlie corner stone in 1848, will also
deliver tho oration celebrating its completion. $25,000
have been appropriated to pay the expenses of the dedication.
Dr. T.DeWitt Talmago in an article in tho first num
ber of tho now magazine, Homo Science, compares tho
rush and hurry of American life to a railway train with
a "hot axle." Veiy few would suffer from that cause even
with tho snrao amount, of rush and hurry if they would
but uso a little moro oil to lubricate tho "axle" and
apply it at regular, intervals; that is, if they would bo
moro methodical in their habits and take rest and re
creation witli the same eagerness with which they seize
.New York has been suffering from a financial panic
on a small scale. Wall Street was first startled by the
failure of Grant and Ward with liabilities of several mil
lions. The subsequent failures of several banks and large
firms have severely shaken tho confidence of the people.
Such panics as theso illustrato tho great financial powers
held by our national banking system. Iffs probable,'
however, that uiider any banking system that could bo
devised, so long as our immense credit system lasts, wo
would have a frequent recurrence of iho time when some
slight event of no great importance in itself,
frighten peoplo as to make such panics iuovitablo.
Gladstone, in a recent speech concerning tho charge
that the Ituglish government had abondoned Gen. Gors
don to his fato, said that they had not refused to relieve
Gordon, but that the Egyptian people wero striving for
freedom from tho despotism of tho Sultan and that tho
English government did not propose to prevent them
This shows a very commendablo spirit on tho part of
Gladstone's administration aud one which does not agree
with the policy usually hold by that government.
Mauy have charged the Gladstone government witli be
ing weak and vacillating because it has been less aggres
sive lhanBeacoufleld'swit8, but is fur moro in accordance
with tho peaceful tendencies that aro animating most
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