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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., JUNE 2, 1884.
Over tea thousand American Intlinus are attending
The University of Berlin lins 5,880 students. One stu
dent is sixtyuino years of age.
English schools nro rejoicing over the recent adinlsion
of womou to Oxford University.
Ono hundred and four of the present House of Repre
sentatives nre college graduates.
The government has appropriated $1,116,000 to bo usod
in educating the Indians next year.
Students at the Niagara University are compelled to
work six hours at hard manual labor each day.
Mr. Vaudcrbuilt says that if a man has 0110 hundred
thousand dollars he cau bo just as happy as though he
were rich .
Congress lias given the University of Alabama, which
was recently burned, forty five thousand acres of public
land in that stale.
A memorial window has been placed in Howaith
church, London, to the memory of Charlotte Bronte, by
un american citizen.
French uttists have paid u high compliment to Ameri
can art' by asking that American picture bo excluded
from the next National exhibition at Paris.
It is said that ex-governer Leland Stanford, of Calls
fornia proposes to give several millions of dollan out of
Ills immense fortune to the founding of a University for
the sons of working men to be educated in.Califoruia.
The latest departure in educational matters is made by
Columbia College, whicli announces that it will soon in
slitute a course of instruction in the management and
caro of libraries.
At the last commencement of tho University of Toklv,
Japan, there were 08 graduates, lepresouting the departs
ments of law, civil engineering, ciiemistry, medicine,
physics, literature and pharmacy. Ex.
"An immense majority ot men must always remain in
u middle state, neithor very foolish nor very able, neither
very virtuous nor veiy vicious,,but slumbering on in a
peaceful and decent mediocrity." Buckle.
In China, books are regarded as the authors' privato
properly for anunlimltedtimo,aud subject to.iuhoritauco
They are, however, usually printed under tho personal
supervision of tho author and sola by him.
The Amciican colleges derive twosflfths of their incomo
from tuition fees, which is four limes tho proportion
which tho English universities get. Students furnish
them with only one-tenth of their yearly resources. Ex.
Tho April number of the 'Westminster Review closes
an article on Queen Victoria's now book, by expressing a
wi8h "which arises from our unfeigned respect for its
Royal and gracious author" that it had novor been
A writer in the Juno number of the Atlantic has cols
lected all the stories about tho famous sea-serpent of
Cape Ann, examined many witnesses and has arrived at
the conclusion that it must hereafter bo regarded as a
reality instead of boing called a myth as heretofore'
Julian Arnold, who has been visiting in this country
says that his father, Edwin Arnold, was In the habit of
writing poetry upon his cults while riding in tho cars to
and from his office, and copying it on paper in tho even
ing. In this way tho most of that beautiful poem, "Light
of Asia," was writteu.
As proof that tho labor question is considered by our
representative men as one of vital importance notices
the attention that is being given it by the legislative bod
ies of the country. Most state legislatures have maclo
laws regulating and protecting labor and. within a few
days the House has passed a bill providing for a labor
bureau in tho Interior department. Tho business of the
head of this bureau is to investigate the relations of labor
and capital and collect statistics upon the subjects for
the consideration of Congress.
Those who think authorship to be an easy and rapid
means to success are .loomed to disappointment if they
try it. It is Baid that Longfellow wrote 0110 of his poems
in four weeks but spent six months in correcting and cut
ting it down. One of Tennyson's poems was rewritten
fifty limes. Gibbon spent ycais on his "Decline uud Fall
of the Roman Empire," and Carlyle spent llfteen years on
his "Frederick the Great." D.ivid Livingstone said that
ho wou'.d rather cross tiic African continent aaiu thau
to undertake 10 write another book. George Eliot read
ono thousand books preparatory to writing "Daniel
Deronda." Alison rend over two thousand before ho
cjmpletcd his history.
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