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Tragedy. Window; Senior; stone; $6.00.
Everybody seems to think that the Lincoln correspondent
for the Omaha Excelsior has been attacked with softening of
the brain, or else that ossification has commenced within his
We wish to repeat that it is very desireable that some
method be contrived whereby students who get their mail at
the University can receive it without the provoking search
for the janitor,
Ed. J. Churchill, '85, left Lincoln on Oct. 31st to go to Raw
lins, Wyo. He has accepted the position of stenographer for
a firm in that place. Mr. Churchill's many friends all unite
in wishing him success.
Stephens and Ansley attended a Chinese wedding last
week and report a very enjoyable time. A rat supper and a
washing-bee w ere not the least enjoyable features of the en
tertainment, the' claim.
Miss Ellen Smith, who was principal of the Latin School
for several yeais, is now confined to her house with sciatic
rheumatism. It is the first time for twelve years that Miss
Smith has failed to meet her classec
Judge Mason says those fellows who turned off the gas and
left him in the dark with half a lecture still undelivered Hal
lowe'en evening, are blankety blank fools. This is 1 ather
hard on the Seniors. Bad class, that.
A lady student found the air too close in the library the other
morning, and picking up a club, knocked a window light out.
This is one way toventilate a room; another and a less ex
pense tone, it lo raise 01 lower the -windows.
Since our last issue, the weather has not been very variable.
Every day but two have been pleasant, and on the two
stormy days laborers have been at work on the laboratory.
But we will possess our souls with patience, and hope for the
Fr-dSh-p-d heard that the last issue of the Hnsi'EKlAN cou.
lained a reference to a ball game, in which he figured some
what conspicuously, and was going to tear down the office in
consequence. As it -was a mibtake on his pait he left without
doing serious damage.
Clara Caldwell gave her friends quite a scare the other day
by becoming ill during a recitation. For some time her con
dition was considered very dangerous, but we are happy to
say that she has entirely recovered, on which the H JiSi'KKlAN 1
heartily congratulates her.
The hall running north and south on the thiid floor has been
converted into a museum on a small scale. Large and loomy
eases have been placed there and will be filled by Prof. Bessey
with botanical specimens. A wicker gate will sei ve to keep
inquisitive observers at a distance.
The present pi ospect seems to be that iu the future, the
Junior class will give the commencement exhibition. Each
society will give an exhibition at some other lime during the
year. This seems to be a very feasible plan and time will
tell whether it will be successful or not.
Much anxiety is felt lebt, if the present velocity with
which the laboratory building walls shoot up, is maintained,
there may be some difficulty about stopping them before they
get a story or two higher than necebbary. We appoint Ful
mer a committee of one to attend to lhib.
Mr. Conley, who disappeared biddenly and mysteriously
about six weeks ago has been heard from. When last seen he
was industriously engaged in thrashing the youngsters of
Beaver Crossing. Mr. C. is a muscular young man and will
noJoufot ame right to the front as a schoolm'am.
If some remarks concerning the new laboratory are to be
found in every issue, don't conclude they arc put in to fill up
space. We are really so delighted every few days by thr ap
pearance of a mason and the subsequent laying of a brick,
that wc feel like spreading the news to the greatest number of
students in the most rapid manner possible: hence we employ
the columns of the Hnsfr.KJAN.
The Junior class has organized with the following result:
President C. S. Polk, Vice President, Miss Roberts, and Sec.
and Treas., E. ID. Howe. A panic seems inevitable. Profs.
may be seen in groups of two or three discussing this strange
lrenk. Students tip toe past the austere Junior glancing fugi
tively at his noble features, and hope dies within them. Fur
ther developments are awaited with interest.
Those smart young men whose highest ambition is to make
themselves as obnoxious as possible by turning off the gas
mixing up the ovei shoes, making a racket and behaving like
hoodlums generally in the halls, Friday night, should be sum
marily dealt with. If an example were made of a few of
them it would no doubt have a healthy effect in stopping
their bold operations, and, thus greatly lessening the danger
of breaking ones neck by falling down stairs, or walking out of
a window instead of a door.
The older of the Regents, tolheeflect that societies should
pay for their steam and gas, will not arouse much enthusiasm
among the students. These literary societies spend from three
to four hundred dollars every year fitting up aud beautifying
their halls, and with this additional burden laid upon them,
there certainly appeaib no cause for any musical hilarity upon
the subject. One would suppose that societies were an evil in
stead of the most important department of college work.
S ph - s, who by the way is a freshman and a late acquisi
tion to the U. of N., was out for a stroll and spied a carriage
containing a lady. As the vehicle struck the crossing the fair
ones head was tin own blightly forward. Although she was a
total stranger to our hero, he modestly concluded that she must
be saluting him and bowed very profoundly. He is the same
man who humbly begged pardon as he came violently iircon
lact with a post on a dark night. The politeness of these
Freshies is oppressive.
Upon looking over the order bheets on file in the chemical
laboratory, the following items appear to show the idea stud
ents (part itulaily medical students) have of cheuncjd apparatus
Bunsen lamp and stove.
Bummer evaporating hose.
Rebt, two beaker.
Thiee soap dishes.
One filter farm.
One iron stand and wings.
The Freshman, Sophomore aud Senior, classas held class
meetingb, to celebrate Hallow e'en. The Freshman met at
the home .of Miss Fannie Baker on U St; the Sophomores
wre entertained on 1) St. at the home of Miss Manley. The
Seniors met on the front steps and then adjourned to the par
lor, where they pasbed away the time till 9:30 P. M. playing
"Simon says thumbs up "drop the handkerchief," "domi
noes" &c. Then they sauntered forth armed with glass tubes
and scotch snuff with which they intended to visit the Fresh
men; but lhtur courage failed and lhey left them unmolested
but turned their steps southward lo the place of Sophomore
assembly. A certain carpet in S. Lincoln now bears marks
which cannot be effaced; and o long as that carpet endures,
it will Lear silent testimony to the ponderous intellect of the,
clabs of '87.
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