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THE HESPERIAN UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA. Vol. XIV. LINCOLN, NEB., DECEMBER i, 1885. No. IV. Silence is music asleep. "By work of the mind, one secures the repose of the 3icart. Jaucourt. We suggest to the Hillsdale Advance that it purchase a trimming machine. What a man gets for nothing he is very apt to value at just about what it cost him. Mamie Dickens, eldest daughter of the novelist, has written a biography of her father. The entire literature of Abysinia, it is said docs not include more than a hundred volumes. "He who has neither friend nor enemy, is without talents, powers or energy." Lavater. Oscar Wilde has again entered the lecture field, this time with short hair and long trousers. Wilkie Collins is resting at Ramsgate from his hard autum nal labors on a new novel and new play. How would it suit Nebraska students to be subjected to discipline for attending a rendition of Richard III? Nine sen iors at Ohio Wcslcyan are suffering for that ofTencc. "The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it." Mme. Roland. Wisconsin University has a choral club ol two hundred voices, two glee clubs and a brass band. Pity the cats. Canon Farraris of the opinion that Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" is the ablest novel ever written by an American. The present indications are that the study of Greek will never again receive the attention which it has in the past. The interesting fact has just leaked out that Georgia char tered, built and conducted-the first female college in the world Soph, (in debate) ,Caesar says all Gaul is divided into three parts. My speech is not all gall, but it is divided into three parts." Vassar College is going to introduce a semi-military drill for the benefit of girls. The chief command will be: "Attention! Remove your gum! Instructor in Rhetoric: Give an example of a syllogism." Logical freshman: "All men are more or less alike; I am a man: therefore I am more orless alike" Soph.: "The rrofessor's bald head makes me think of Heaven." Fresh.: "Why, how's that?" Soph.: "It's be cause there is no dying or parting there." Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Associations have been recently organized in Hastings College. They report nine conversions in two days after organization. The Municipal Council of Paris has just passed a resolution that all the statues in the squares and public gardens shall be furnished with inscriptions indicating the subject represented. Some consternation is being felt by the capitalists and all who have invested money in the utilization of natural gas. There seems to be good grqunds for'believingithat the supply' is not' inexhaustible. The protest against the demerit system is continued by the Lantern in quite a lengthy article. It is interesting to watch the fight of eastern students for things which are accepted facts with 11s. Here is something perpetrated in the Courier. Disconnect it, or forever hold your peace. "Yes ,love is religion," said Solon, as he tenderly wound his arm around his loved one. "What religion," she sweetly asked. "The you-an-I tarian. dear.,, The Yale law school is all torn up over the admission of a female student. President Porter is mad and the whole class is in paroxysms. The young lady will stay but her name will not appear in the catalogue, and when she graduates will re ceive the degree or "Spinster at law." The ladies of Cornell Freshman class by a combination, succeeded in electing the vice-president and secretary from their number. This will add an interesting phase to the Freshman Class Supper, when the Sophomores have a custom of carrying off both supper and the officers. The internal heat of tne earth is being investigated by the German government. A shaft sunk at Schladebach has pene trated about 4566 feet under ground, believed to be the greatest depth yet reached by boring. At this point the earth's temperature is 120 degrees Fahrenheit Senator Vorhees, of Indiana, is said to have in course of preparation the greatest speech of his life. It will be on the civil service question, and its announced purpose will be to prove the policy of the president unsound. The senator is expected to deliver it early in the coming session of congress. The formal inauguration of Dr. C. K. Adams as President of Cornell University took place at Ithica N. Y. two Avceks ago last Thursday. Addresses were made in behalf of trus tees, the students and the faculty. President Adams inaugu ral address was a discussion on development of higher educa tion and is spoken of as a most scholarly effort. The charter and seal of the University were then presented to President Adams by Henry W. Sage. Vassar, Wellesly, Smith and Bryn Mawr arc the only col leges giving instruction to ladies alone, but there are in the United States over one hunred and fifty colleges for young men which also admit them. The great English Universities, Oxford and Cambridge, have made arrangements by which ladies can attend a large number of lectures. Italy, too, has opened its seventeen universites to women, and Norway, Sweden and Denmark have also allowed them to enter. .fix David Pryde gives the following rules for beneficial reading: (1) Before you begin to peruse a book, know something about the author. (2) Read the preface carefully. (3) Take a comprehensive survey of the table of contents. (4) Give your whole attention to what you read, (5.) Be sure to note the most valuable passages as you read. (6) Write m in your own language, a summary of the facts yon-have noted. (7) Apply x results of your reading lo your every-day duties.