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Madam Fry posscses a pure, clear, niczzo-soprana voice,
has an impressive stsge appearance as well, and was especi
ally fine in her numbers. She is also master of the 1!' cornet,
and won deserved applause, to the encore, in Arhan's "Fa
vouri," with variations. Her daughters, Eugenic, Lulu and
Alta, have inherited her musical talent to a great degree,
and met with a reception amounting almost to an ovation,
almost every piece was encored and the evening was down
ed with such success as rarely falls to the lot of any artists who
The announcement of the second concert fdlcd the house to
overflowing. The progammc was an admirable one. Omaha
We arc informed that at the second appearance of the talent,
ed company at the lloycl Opera House, in Omaha, there were
over 1700 persons present. On Friday evening December iSth
they will appear at the Methodist church in this city. As the
examinations will then be over, and the admission is low, the
students should generally attend.
The .9. W. P. U. yottrnal has an article in it which calls
Ingcrsol hard names. This is not good.
The students of the University of Pacific are agitating the
question of substituting Monday for Saturday as a weekly
By the death of Vanderbilt the college that bears his name
foils heir to $200,000. Pity Nebraska University couldn't
have somebody's name tacked to it, for a short time at least.
The Campus has a grave article on "Cider" which should
never disgrace the pages of a college paper. Temperance
lectures belong in temperance papers.
The f.incolniau denies vehemently that the students had any
thing to do with painting the college red. This is kept in
stock by every college paper, and it is interesting to see the
different editions of it.
The girls of the Calanan Courant get ofT quite a philoso
phical opinion on the war in the cast. In view of inevitable
woman's suffrage it is encouraging to sec some feminine inter
est in political questions.
A college graduate thus describes his course: "I took my
first on a clear hit with a crib; reached second on the influ
ence of my father; stole third on a lucky bunching of my elec
tives; and came home because the Faculty got rattled at my
fine playing. - Yale Neivs.
College Chips for Nov. 30th contains nothing but some edi
torials, a piece on "Self Culture," another on "Mental Cour
age," a Latin poem, locals, personals and clippings. If it
only had all that if lacks it would be the finest specimen of
a college paper that comes to our table.
It is quite the fashion of our exchanges now to start out
with "What wc would like to know," etc. It is real nice
but there is a suspicious unaninmity about the matter that
makes us think all the rest arc following in the wake of some
one who happened to have some enterprise.
Sixty-three of the students of Wcsleyan University, Ohio
were severely reprimanded for attending a performance of
"Richard III ',. The faculty of the college, it is inferred, la
bor nnder the impressiott that "Richard III" is a spectacular
drama; with a ballet of thirty.three young ladies of assort
ed ages and no &Vxs. Norrhlovn Ileraid-
The Epoch from the University of the Pacific, lies on our
table. The matter is well distributed under the various dc
partments, but the literary department is not so well sustained
as it should be; we refer to quality not to quantity.
The Advance from Hillsdale, Mich, gives the following gym
nasium statistics. One hundred and sixty-five students, of
whom thirty-five arc ladies, have pledged themselves for an
average of S4.84 pcrhcad. Other pledges from trustees and
citizens raise the amount to a total of 2254.50. The total
cost of building and furnishing is $2450.
The Rockford Seminary Magazine in the October number
favors the introduction of temperance as a study in our pub
lic schools. Other articles arc "The Medici Chapel" and
"The Summer Rambles of a Quartette." The editorial de
partment is rather slim and too much space in "Home Hap
penings" is given to funny(?) things.
The Argonaut is quite enthusiastic over Cannon Farrar who
lectured at Ann Arbor on Dante. .It says "At no point in his
remarks .did the speaker rise to the pitch of enthusiasm, but
there is a sturdy English manhood and a refinement of sensi
bility about Cannon Farrar, which makes it very easy for us
to sec why and how he has endeared himself to every English
heart, no matter of what denomination."
One of our exchanges gives a scientific explanation of the
new revision terms, "Shcol," "Hades" and "Hell." We
are happy to know that when we go to Shcol wc do not go
to hell, nor, as the latter Gchena does not come till the
final judgement, are we in any immediate danger. Seriously
these things arc not pertinent to a college paper, especially
when the chief idea seems to be that the doctrine of eternal
punishment is not destroyed.
Dr. Deems says: "Kissing is a purely Amcriau habit."
Let us remember this, dear brethren, and ever liberally
patronize home industry. Sibyl. The italics are our own.
The thing is ostensibly clipped but circumstantial evidence is
too strong. It is evidently gotten up by the girls. Boys
never were known to have such a penchant for kissing, (argu
ment number one); then the injunction is to "brethren;"
if it were by the boys it would be to "sisters." (argument
We see by a late paper that they are having a high old
time at our sister university over in Wisconsin. They've
an army officer who puts the regular army requirements on
the students. They must appear regularly .with blacked
boots, white collars and black neckties, etc., etc. Owing to
the extreme aerial frigidity the growing dissatisfaction culmi
nated lately and about twenty Sophs, absented themselves
from drill and in consequence were promptly fired by the
President. There is much excitement and it seems to be
probable that the result will be a modification of the over
A writer in the Weekly Courier says as follows:"It is time
that students have a room set apart for a study and vacant
hour room. As it is now there is not a single convenient place
to study, offered to students while inside the building; nor is
there any place where they can even stay with comfort.
Sometimes I go into the library, but if the librarian sees
my lips move, aw immediately shown the door," Much the same
complaint might be made here but wc have the advantage in
the way of a mannered librarian. Imagine Polk showing a re
fractory co-ed to the door. By the way, the Courier appears
to be prospering. It devotes several columns to a social depart
ment in the last .issue.
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