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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., JULY 5, 1S85.
The Inter-state Oratorical contest will be held next year at
Lawrence, Kansas. Colorado has been admitted into the
Rochester University has been given 25,000 with which to
erect a chemical laboratory. Come west, friends, and we will
show you how to put up such a building.
The Kansas University Courier will be continued during
the vacation as a semi-monthly. There does seem to be a
little enterprise lying around our sister institution after all.
Miss Freeman, the President of Wellcsley College is only
twenty-eight years old. Owl. Of course she is not over
twent-eight years old; slie can't be; any fool knows that. Give
us something new, frcshie.
Our exchanges will please address us hereafter as The Hes.
perian. In our struggle for individuality we have cast
off the portion of our name that is borne by so many of our
contemporaries. Instead of The Hesperian Student, then,
jet us be known as The Hesperian.
The Commencement number of the Vanderbilt Observer
would be much more enjoyable to the average reader if the
numerous allusions to "sneaks" and "tatlers" were stricken
out. The organ of a dignified university like Vanderbilt should
be free from such preeminently ward-school "breaks" as fill
the last number of the Observer.
We are aching to clasp our lily fingers around the breathing
tube of our esteemed neighbor, the Tabor College Ec10, and
close down upon the same with a pressure of forty pounds to
the square inch. Steal our funny things and pass them off as
original, but in the name of all that is ugly, do not credit
them to the Vidette-Reporter. That is a little too much.
The very general "kick" among our contemporaries to have
editorial writing on the college papers taken as an equivalent
for the required rhetorical work, has been very general and
very unanimously sat upon by the authorities. The Under
graduate is the latest victim, and it wants to go into mourning
an inch wide all around the edges.
The Academica gravely imparts to a breathless public the
intelligence that the "First college paper in America was pub
lished at Dartmouth in 1800. Daniel Webster was one of the
contributors." To the average exchange man that news is in
deed startling. If our Cincinnati friend would only add an
item to the effect that "Pontius Pilate is dead" or a few lines
concerning the flood it would take the belt for journalistic en
terprise. To the Lantern: We are now calm. We are philosophical.
We do not care one red cent about oratorical contests, past,
present or future, but wish to remark that the. stand taken by
this paper'during the heat of the conflict was most decidedly
sensible and most eminently proper. College oratory we
pronounced a fraud long before we were beaten in a contest.
Defeat only impressed more strongly the conviction that de
cisions are hardly ever just and that oratory is nothing but
It is whispeted that H. C. Eddy will study law.
Warner is hoeing wheat in a learned way at Roca.
Prof. Hjalmar Edgren has gone to Lund, Sweden, for his
Miss Ellen Smith, Registrar, will visit friends in the east
during the hotness.
Miss Minnie Cochran, of the Conservatory of Music, has
returned to the cast.
Fulmer and Knight have secured soft jobs for the summer
with Prof. Aughey in Wyoming.
Miss Minnie Latta, at the present writing, is taking in the
G. A. R. excursion to Portland, Me.
John Green, our John, begins the vacation wrestling with
'.he ragged parts of the campus fence.
A. L. Frost who has been teaching near Lincoln came in to
the city to preside at the Union exhibition.
Miss Mary Jones summers at Hastings. She expects to
become a school marm ere many ages have flown.
William Henry Lichty the only original, came in from
Baltimore just in time to witness the Philo. annual.
Prof. Nicholson is in Germany by this time. He will pur
chase chemicals and apparatus for the new laboratory.
Miss Mary Campbell will, contrary to her usual custom,
spend the dreary summer months among the tame natives of
Caleb Algcrose Canady is monkeying with our great eve
ning contemporary the Stale Democrat. Chasing the ubiqui
tous item is his lot.
Will O. Jones will hold down a desk over at the Capitol
during the vacation. Secretary of the Superintendent
of the State Census.
Miss Sadie Conner, '88, has reconsidered her determination
not to continue with her class. The Hesperian is not offi
cially informed of this fact, but trusts that it is true.
Captain James R. Foree has laid away the sword and his
warlike paraphernalia and donned the habiliments of peace.
He may be found pelting the ten-penny nail at the Fair
Prof. Sherman and Lieut. Dudley will spend their time and
sustinencc at the G. A. R. Encampment at Portland. They
also intend visiting other eastern points before the limit of
their tickets expires.
Miss Sarah Moore, our efficient instructor in painting, in
tends to spend the summer in the east. She will visit Ann
Arbor and enjoy the pleasure of seeing her sister graduate from
the University of Michigan.
Charles Sumner Allen, our genial and gentlemanly editor-in-
chief came in from Valparaiso to attend commencement
and salute his host of friends. Mr. Allen is an excellent
young man and a very welcome addition to the crowd who
attend the closing exercises of the University. pdiw