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Han ley gives special rates on fruit for entertainments.
An unusual interest is Inkcn in the literary societies
this term. The number of "lower class men" joining is
Many of Hie students were down to hear Scnntor Pend
leton speak. The boys like to hear both sides, and when
they shout, with the exception of two or three, it is for
James G. Blaine of Mainn.
Don't anyone get off the remark, "Oh, I've got moro
work this term than any one else iu this institution,"
feeling that, at last, ho has given vent to his feelings in
langungc certainly .his own, for that is the most gcnoral
and oft recurring remark that ever has gone the rouuds.
Even prep girls have been heard to uso it exactly as
H. E. Shotwcll, mentioned in our last issue as among
our University monopolists, rode through from Custer
county, on horse buck, tliis last week. He snys that it is
a fine way to travel asd that he rode from forty to fifty
miles per day. Ho looked as if lie enjoyed it: tho dust
iest looking man we ever saw, came in Saturday, 25th.
He will probably bo with us the rest of tho year.
Deep und deadly secrets alleging themselves to be
those of tho Sigma Chi fraternity are now tho common
property of the college. Tho fraternity claimed that its
rituals has been recently revised making the disclosures
of no importance. Others consider tho Inst mentioned
as a "bluff." This sheet will certainly preserve its equi.
librium in tho present crisis, and ventures no opinion.
Now, we do like visitors and callers on business, but
there is a class of callers at this office that will soon have
worn out their welcome. That is, those loafers who
lounge around in tho office proper, without a thought as
to whether they ate interfering or trespassing on the time
and palicnco of the editors and other officials. Please
consider that wo should bo allowed a few privileges and
the right to assert them.
At the Blaine and Logan rally Oct. 17, the University
Blaine and Logau club preceded by the Cadet band
headed the pocession followed by tho Flambeau club, the
city Blainoand Logan club and colored Blaine and Lo
gan club. Aftor parading all of tho principle streets
they were drawn up in lino at the corner o'the Govern
ment square and listened to speeches from Messrs Thurs
ton and Manderson of Omaha.
It is evident tho medical students do not like early
rising. Iu consequence of a conflict of classes Professor
Nicholson fixed tho hour for chemical lectures at 7:80 in
the morning. This did not altogether suit tho Meds. A
meeting of remonstrance was held and they resolved not
to attend class. Tho next morning tho class room looked
deserted, there being only three or four out of forty present.
The topics of the day is politics both University and
national. Even the literary societies have caught the
fever, and such subjects as these claim their austere attcn.
tlon ; A discussion of the merits of tho republican, demo
cratic, auti monop, labor, greenback and etc., parties; the
Indian problem : tho Restraint Law upon tho Delegate
by this Convention or Constituents; Cun a Republican
Government Do All Her Citizens Justice etc., etc.?
all uew and interesting topics.
Tho college political pot has "biled over," and at this
late writing is still seething. Proposed amcndenls to tho
constitution of tho Palladian and Union literary societies
provide that in the future thu active membership iu tho
societies shall he incompatible with membership iu a
secret fraternity. Present members, hnwuver, to be de
prived of uo rights, should the movement succeed. The
conflict threatens to be extremely bitter, and wo only fear
that principles will be lost sight of and personalities re
place them. Both parties claim to have exhumed tha
toinnhawk in defense of a principle and we admonish
them to stick closely to their declaration.
Later. The amendments were carried in both societies
by over a two-thirds vote. A new society will he formed.
"Wlmn our republic rose, Noah Websler became its
schoolmaster. There has never been a great nation with
a universal langrige without dialects. The Yorkshire
man can not now talk man Irom Cornwall. The peasant
of the Liguriau Appeuniucs drives his goats home at
evening, over hills that look down on six provinces, none
of whose dialects he can speak. Here, five thousand miles
change not the sound of a word. Around every fireside,
and from every tribune, iu every field of labor and every
actory of toil, is heard the same tongue. "We owe it to
Noah Webster's spelling book and dictionaries. He has
done for us more than Alfred did for England, or Cadmus
for Greece. His books have educatd three generation.
They are forever multiplying his innumerable army of
thinkers, who will trausmit his name from age to age.
Only two men have stood on the New World, whose
fame is so sure to last Columbus, its discoverer, and
Washiugton, its savior. Webster is and will be Its great
teacher ;and these three make our trinity of fame.
The meds have a foot-ball.
Noise; cause. Quiet; effect.
D. R. Bell went down to Crete last week on business.
Tho gang has moved again and are now wrestling
with Pots and Kettles.
Why don't some of tho medic get married, too much
flirting, too many old bachelors.
We are glad t state that Mr. Tiumble, who has been
seriously ill, is again able to be out.
The medics have organized their excavating corps.
Two specimens, very fine ones too, have been obtained
by this efficient committee.
The Hannemanian society has changed its time o
meeting from 8 :30 A. M. to 7 :30 P. M. and only two nights
in the week, Tuesday anc Thursday in the Homoeo
pathic lecture room. Tie seniors of tho same class meet
once n week to quiz on special subjects.
The junior medics and chemistry seems to be incom
patable or, at least, wheu they are called to lecture at the
ringing of the seven o'clock bell, just the time iu tho
morning for a student who has been burning the mid
night oil, to turn over and take another unp.
There is nothing so becoming a man as "modesty" es
pecially a young man. This is a particularly pleasing
element in the young medical student who is sometimes so
sadly deficient in this one thing that it is necessary to call
hie attention to this fact, for instance, what is thought of