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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., NOVEMBER 17, 1885.
No. Ill .
There arc 190 college papers in the United States.
A complete collection of American cents is wo.th $1,500.
Life is not so short but that 'there is always time for courtesy.
Lord Tennyson has been elected President of the London
Library, in succession to the late Lord Houghton-
Mr. William Black, it is reported, realizes $40000 annually
from his novels.
Dr. Evans of Edinburgh, Scotland, says: "The medical
practice of the present day is neither philosophical nor com
When Ouida asked Charles Rcade for a name for her dog,
he suggested cTonic" adding, "it is sure to be a mixture of
bark, steal and whine."
The classic studies laid down by the teachers of the 15th cen
tury, arc for the first time in all this period, losing ground in
our lending universities-
"Our earthly reputations are the color of the grass
and the same sun that makes the green, bleaches it out
again." James Russell Lowell.
No less than 18000 young women arc at college in this
country, and about twice as many young men arc waiting out
side to teach them to forget their knowledge.
The students of the University of Cincinnati arc in mourn
ing. Their large building valued at $75000 has been destroy,
ed by fire, and the laboratory seriously damaged.
'Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some few
to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention-" Bacon.
We can aid human improvement, but we cannot unduly
hasten it, Whenever man has sprung too rapidly to a conclu
sion, he has alighted upon error, and has had to retrace his
It doesn't follow that you must do a mean thing to a man
who has done a mean thing to you. The old proverb runs.
"Because the cur has bitten me, shall I bite the cur? Chi
A very commendable movement has been inaugurated by
the "Massachusetts Classical and High School Teachers Asso
ciation," which if successful will establish a perfect system of
co-operation between the preparatory schools and colleges in
New England. The importance of this is apparent and will
no doubt be followed by the larger movement for the unifica
tion of the educational systems of all the state.
To Michigan belongs the credit of establishing the first or
ganic system of public instruction c mbracing all grades of ed
ucation from the primary schools to the University. She first
took the advanced position that all grades of education should
be equally under control of the state, and equally supported
at the expense of the public. I HE UNIVERSITY says, and says
truly, that the educational system thus established, though
imperfect and crippled by the material conditions of the new
and sparsely settled region, was yet in point of unity and pro
portion, far in advance of the heterogeneous and uneven ac
commodations afforded in any of the eastern states.
By Louisa r. Smith.
Fly on. nor touch thy w'.ig, bright bird,
Too near our shndod earth,
Or tho warbling now so swootly heard
May Iobo Its note of mirth.
Fly on, nor cock a placo of roet,
In homo of "caro-worn tilings;''
'T would dim tho light of thy shining crest,
And thy brightly burnishing wings,
To dip thorn whore tho waters glldo
That flow f.om a troublod earthly tide.
Tho fields of .upper air 11 ro thlno,
Thy plnco where stars hIiIiio froo;
I would thy homo, bright 0110, wore mine,
Abovo life's tormy sen.
I would never wander, bird, Hko thco.
So near this placo again;
With wing aml.splrlt onco light and free,
Thoy should wear no more tho chain
With which thoy aro bound and fettered here,
Forovor struggling tor skies moro clear.
There aro many things Hko thou, bright bird;
Hopes as thy plumage gay;
Our air Is with them forever stirred,
But still in air they stay.
And happiness, like thee, fair ono,
Ir over hovering o'er,
Out rests In aland of brighter sun,
On a wnvoloss, peaceful thoro,
And stoops to lavo her woary wingn,
Whore tho fount of "living waters" springs.
A bird peculiar to the East. It is supposed to fly constant
ly in the air, and never touch the ground.
Canon Farar is reported to have said in Philadelphia that
he regarded "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne,
as the ablest American novel.
The Columbian University Law School of Washington closes
its doors against colored students. This looks rather odd in a
country that holds that "all men are created free and'equal."
"Nine-tenths of our current literature has no other end
but to inveigle a thaler or two out of the public pocket, for
which purpose author, publisher, nnd printer, nrc leagued to
gether." A rthur Schopcnhaur.
The proposed monument to the memory of Major Andre
seems doqmcd never to be. Some patriotic American citi
zens do not believe in the idea, nnd express their disbelief
very forcibly by the nid of dynamite.
Soon after the proclamation for the abolition of serfdom in'
Russia' the women of that country petitioned for permission
to attend the examination for the admission into the higher
institutions of learning in the empire, but not until about sev
en years ago was this finally granted, and then with evident
reluctance. During these seven years not less than 25000 wo
men have availed themselves of this privilege. The late erec
tion, by the government of a school exclusively for women at
a cost of $150,000 convinces us that Russia will soon cease to
be ranked nmong the semi-barbarous nations.
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