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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., NOVEMBER i, 1885.
The Chautauqua schools arc snid to have 60,000 pupils.
In the Forty-ninth Congress, Virginia University has the
largest number of graduates, with Harvard tsccond and Yale
1'rcs. Elliott of Harvard places himself at the head of a
popular movement, by advocating an entirely optional cor
riculum. Drown University joins the colleges in which elective stud
ies arc to have the predominance in the last two years of the
In spite of Sentor Sherman's senseless and rcdiculous
tirades against the south, the Republicans were successful in
Ohio in the recent contest.
Tnc man in every 5,000 in England takes a college course:
in Scotland, one in 615; In Germany, one in 213; in United
States, one in 2,000. Ex.
The result of the recent French elections promise the en
actment of a stringent tariff law. The U. S. will then get a
chance to taste their own medicine.
It is rumored that a Baptist college is about to be establish
ed at Ashland, this state. If the location would make a col
lege successful, this one certainly has a brilliant future before
"The yankee schoolm'am is omnipresent and is in the
habit of making herself felt wherever she goes" says The
Educator. The average small boy would give one interpre
tation of this at least his unqualified endorsement.
Archdeacon Farrar delivered the opening address at Johns
Ilopkin's University. It is described as "a type of traditional
eloquence, scholarly throughout, with a wealth of simile and
illustration, happy comparisons and apt quotations."
The negros by the independent stand they arc taking in
politics arc demonstating to the world, that suffrage was not
confercd upon them in vain, and that they will not blindly
follow men or parties who do not consult their interests.
A late calender of the University of Berlin announces
4,465 as the total number of matriculated students, and 1,205
as the number of matriculated "hearers." Of the whole number
1,856 are students of philosophy, 1,072 of medicine, 937 of law.
and 600 of theology. The United States have 89 representa
tives. England is about to punish the Burmese Emperor, by con
fiscating his land, for commiting the unpardonable offence of
owning some valuable mining region adjacent to the English
posessions in India. The bravery of the British lion in thus
boldly attacking a full grown sheep is certainly remarkable,
and ought surely never again to be questioned.
Dr. Leopold von Ranke, now ninety years old. for sixty
years filled the chair of History in the University of Berlin,
Professor von Ranke still works about eight hours a day, from
8 to 12 and 6 to 10. He dictates row to an amanuensis. His
.physician forbids his leaving the upper story in the house in
Liiiscn Strasse, where he has resided for the last forty yeai's,
and he lives very simply indeed.
Reckless dude to burglcr under the bed: "Oh; you nasty,
saucy thing; to hide in my bedroom- There! I'll break your
umbrella so you can't go out without getting soaked, for it's
raining like anything outside!" Burglar faints. Ex.
Hon. Win, R. Morrison says he will introduce another tariff
bill in the next Congress. It is certainly to be hoped that it
will meet with better success than the last one experienced.
Our present law, nearly all will admit, is so defective that al
most any change would be welcome, and that the people of
Nebraska realize this fact is shown by the platforms adopted by
both political parties, at their recent conventions in this city.
"Alexander" said the school mistress to a nine-year old
pupil whose trowscrs were not complete at the knees: "please
form a sentence with the word 'toward' in it, and write the
sentence on the blackboard." Alexander went to the board,
and after much tribulation within him, printed a string of
letters that looked like a lot of half feathered young roosters
running after a piece of dough. The sentence read: "I tow
ard my pants." Ex.
The commencement exercises at the various colleges of the
country show the disposition on the part of the alumni to rally
about their respective "benign mothers," on these occasions,
increases with each year, and the colleges not backward in
doing those of their chidrcn who have done well in the
world due honor. The consideration shown a successful man
by the faculty and students of his old college is one of the
sweetest things he ever finds in his life. Chicago Current.
Canada is seriously discussing the plan of compulsory ed
ucation. The late anti-vaccination riots have caused her.
injury beyond calculation. Mortality was not only increased,
but emigration to the Dominion stoped and her loss in trade was
enormous. These disgraceful riots may after all, serve a use
ful purpose in bringing the Canadian government to a realiza
tion of the danger of allowing s'large a portion of inhabitants
to continue in a state of such d'nse ignorance and superstition.
What is art? Let us compare the answers to this ques
tion given by two eminent French artists of our day. "Art"
says M Ilavard, "is the pursuit of the beautiful. "So also says
dictionary of the Academy, or to the same effect. But M
Ilavard qualifies the beautiful. It is not, he explains, some
thing outside of the objective; it is subjective altogether.
Whatever excites the sentiments which harmony, elegance,
grace usual excite, this is beautiful. The beautiful exists
only to the degree these emotions are aroused. To call them
forth is the end of art.
The denition of Eugene Veron is not very different. It
is this: "Art is emotion translated either into combinations of
of lines, forms and colors, or into rhythmical movements,
sounds of words." rf
The measure of excellence of a given work of art is there
fore the degree of power with which it expresses the emo
tion which called it into existance. The methods by which
it does this are of little moment. Nor does it aim at anything
beyond. When it represents the emotion of the artist, when
it evokes the same in the observer, its (mission is ended.
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