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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., DECEMBER 15, 1885.
There is no time lost that is spent in cementing friendship.
To be able to forget successfully, is at times a very com
Henry George's oldest son threatens to develop into a po
Four contested scat cases will come before the new
house of representatives.
M. Pasteur modestly declines all the ovations and other
distinctions tendered him for his success in cholora inocula
tion.' George Bancroft, the historian, is the only private citizen
who has been given the right to the floors of Congress at all
A bill to reduce the army to 15000 men, has been introduc
ed in the Mexican Congress. The Government is opposed to
Teachers, unless you wish to be hated, beware of sarcasm
and ridicule. A cutting remark is never forgotten and sel
dom forgiven. John Sweet.
A volume of poems will soon be published by James 15.
ltandall, who at the age of twenty-two composed that well
known song "My Maryland."
The man, who said that President Cleveland's message
would be "short and terse" must be some relation to the
man who prophesied an open winter.
There are 633 German papers published in the United
States, of which 83 are daily, 76 Sunday and 474 weekly. The
circulation ranges from 400 to 65000.
King Oscar of Swceden is thi latest accession to the ranks
of the royal book-writes, lie will shortly publish a history of
Political events in Swecdcn from 1846 to 1872.
Prof, in Astronomy: "In one evening, I counted twenty
seven meteors sitting on my piazza." Class express great
astonishment at the social character of the heavenly bodies.
Mr. Howclls, it is said,1iaving exhausted Boston and Bos
tonlans as the theater and the actors in his romances, is to
pass the coming winter in Washington, and write a story of
The wife of Richard Wagner will soon publish some
"Thoughts and Remarks" found among the literary remains
of the Master. A feature of the volume will be a complete
paper on the "Marvellous in Art."
Anaphrases, a contemporary with Solon, expressed wonder
at the fact that in Greece, wise men spoke and fools decided.
How much does such a state of things differ from that exist
ing in the political machinery of America.?
"With reference to our individual cultivation, we may re
member that we are not here to promote incalculable quanti.
tiesofilaw, physics, or manufactured goods, but Ho ibecome
men ; not narrrow pendants.ibut wide seeing, mind-travelled
There are over 18000 young women attending college this
"The novels arc as useful as Bibles, if they teach you the
secret, that the best of life, is conversation, and the greatest
success is confidence, or perfect understanding between sincere
people. " Emerson.
His Majesty, the King Oscar of Sweden, is ambitious for
literary fame. A history of European events, that have oc
curred during the years 1863-1872 inclusive, from his pen
is about to be issued. The reception given the Queen of
Englands literary efforts docs not seem to have discouraged
The saying is that it takes all kinds of people to make a
world, but we do feel as though we could dispense with
those young hoodlums who infest the back scats of the society
halls and spend their time in chewing and spitting, laughing
and joking to the disgust of those who attend for the purpose
of listening to the programs.
Prof. Eaton, of Yale College, in a recent lecture to the stu
dents, told them that it was not certain that Eve tempted Ad
am with an apple in the Garden of Eden. He thinks proba
bly it was a quince, because the apple of the present day was
propagated from the crab-apple, and it is not at all likely Ad
am would have been taken in by such a puckcry little bait.
"I know I'm losing ground, sir" tearfully murmured the
pale faced Freshman, ,,but it is not my fault sir. If I were
to study on Sunday, as the others do, 1 could keep up with
my class, sir indeed, I could; but T promised mother
ne ne never, to work on the Sabbath, and 1 can't, sir,
ne ne never," and his emotions overpowered him he pull
ed out his handkerchief with such vigor that he brought out
with it a small flask, three faro chips and a euchre deck, and
somehow or other the professor took no more stock in that
Freshman's eloquence than if he had been a graven image.
Evidently the life philosophic tends to longevity. There
arc at present at the various German universities no fewer
than one hundred and fifty-seven profesors between the ages
of seventy and ninety. Of these, one hundred and twenty
two deliver their lectures as usual, seven of them being more
than eighty-five years of age. The oldest is the veteran Von
Rnnke, the historian, who is now in his ninetieth year, but
is not considered fully equal in vigor, memory, and other fac
ulties to Professor Elvenich, who is thirty-nine days liis jun
ior. After all, it is not remarkable that a professor should
live to a good old age. He has a secured income and con
genial pursuits. He ought to be devoid of the unworthy
passions that shorten existence, and to lead a life as placid
as that of the Gods of Epicurus. But Germany, in spite of
the figures we liave quoted, cannot show a professor equal to
M. Chevreuil, of Paris, who still lectures, stiU writes, still
conducts experiments in chemistry, still walks every day
from his house to his laboratory, and will, if he lives be one
Ihundred years of age in August of next year. London
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