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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., MAY 15, 1885.
Washington lias been selected for tlto great University,
soon to be established by the Roman Catholics.
The new catalogue of Ober in College, Ohio, contains
the names of 1,314 students, fprtyelght different statesi
territories, and foreign countries being represented.
I dotit blame the fellow that took you out riding, but
Idublameou for going," was the remark of a senior
prep., as he gave his girl the mitten not long since-
The extensively-clipped item to the effect that "at
Harvnrd literary work on the pnpeis is received as n sub
stitute for the regular rhetorical work," turns out to be n
Fair Maiden (otter a thrilling discription of "the rush"
"O, what fuul How exciting! I always enjoy excite
nicnl". Bright student (with sudden inspiration) "an
always excite enjoyment."
A Sunday school trucher as';cd a little girl of her class
if she had been baptized. '"Yes" Raid the little girl "two
times!" Why, how could that be" exclaimed the teach
er. "It didn't take the first time," was the innocent reply.
"What do you call your dog, Georgie?" asked the vis
itor pleasantly. Psalm," said Georgie. "That's a fun
ny numu for a dog," the caller replied; "Why do you call
it Psalm?" And the boy explained that he did so be
cause the dog was not a hymn.
Charming Maiden "You threw me a kiss yesterday
didn't you?" Junior (apologetically) "Yes -Ldid.'.
Maiden (confidingly) I tlon.t exacily like extemporanc
ous or off-hand kisses.', Junior (promptly and with an
appropriate gesture) "Neil her do I"
Ohio, with thirty-five colleges, has more than any other
state in the Union. New York and Indiana have twen
eig lit each, Pennsylvania has tweuty-six, Michigan, nine,
and Massachusetts seven. The Buy State's seven colleges
have a combined income of $125,15& per annum more
h an Ohio's twenty-six.
The mighty Abscissa, Low proadiy It towers
On the height of Co-ordinate's mount,
Where the Tangent roams wild in Hyperbola's bowers
And drinks at sweet Asymptote's fount.
The Intercepts sport on Parabola's shore,
Where the Radius Vector is found;
The Cotangent flics at the Ellipse's roar.
While the Loci are flying around.
The crafty Parameter trails the swift Chord,
Or hunts, the wild Arc in its lair;
The Focus attacks the trl-linear chord
In the caves of the circular Square.
' I hear the loudmurmurTof Radical's stream.
And feel the rough blast of the Plane
'You may leave,' spoKe the Prof. I woke from my drsam
If I find tou sleeping again.' "
Columbia opens her library seven days in the week.
The seventh day, Sunday, has just been added.
Northwestern University. A now "Alumni Hall,"
which is to bo nothing more nor less than an opera h'ouse
on the campus, is one of the new projects. It is made
necessary by tho extraordinary cxpenso attendant upon
holding exhibitions, contests, etc., in the town of Evans
ton. TheRuciiie ball club "downed" the University
nine handsomely in a recent game. Yale. There ara
men iu the Junior class here "Who have not drawn a book
frim the library sinco entering college. It is estimated
that the college increases the business of New Haven to
the extent of one million dollars annually. Tho New
Testament which served us a pillow for Grolius when lie
encuped from prison iu a chest has been presented to the
The Ohio University Lantern gives a full report of the
great Northwestern Inter-state Oratorical contest, held at
Columbus, on the 7th instant. The result was looked for
with much interest by our students, who naturally felt
curious to know how the wonderful "thought" of iho rep
resentative of Ncbrusku would be marked by eastern
judges. Tho grades given below show that Mr House
received, with a single exception, the lowest marks on
every point. Decency will not allow the Hesperian to
admit that it is pleased at the result, but candor compels
us to confess that it was not entirely unexpected. The
states, the orators and their relative positious accordingly
to their positions are as follows:
1st. Iudiano, A. J Beverldgc.
2nd. Illinois, V.E. Render.
3rd. Iowa, C. II. Pomcroy.
4th. Minnesota, J, Van Fosscn.
5th Wisconsin, W. J. Gray.
Gth. Kansas, Alfred Docking.
7th. Ohio, A. U. Greenlee.
8th. Nebraska, A. Y. House.
The marks on composition and delivery are given in
three columns, one for euch of tho judges.
Thought and CojrposrrioN.
Indiana, 01 07 07b
Illinois, 85 WA OCtf
Iowa, 84 04J4 09
Minnesota 02 05tf 100
TTsconsin, 80 05 05
Kansas, .78 OS 00
Ohio .81 0I 04
Nebraska, .75 04 08
Indiana 01 85 02
Illinois 59 05 00
Iowa, 02 08 91
Minnesota 03 70 70
Wisconsin, 00 '.,. 75 70
Kansas 87 00 75
Ohio, 85 80 78
Nebraska, 80 70 65