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T II : 11 E S PERI A N .
EXCHANGE BRIC-A-liRA C.
Harvard has fifty-three student organizations.
University of Pacific has five debating societies.
The library at Columbia is lighted by electricity.
Illinois stands second in the Union in the number of her
Oxlord University is able to print books in 150 languages
The removal of Union College from Schenectady, N. Y., to
Albany is mooted.
Rev. William Hyde, the new president of Itawdoin, is a
graduate of Harvard.
An exchange suggests that Baltimore, rather than Boston,
should be called the "Athens of America".
The University of Pennsylvania has received a bequest of
$60,000 for the investigation of Spiritualism.
The committee on June orator have invited Robt. Colycr or
New York with good prospects o getting him.
Presidents Eliot and McCosh recently debated "Religion in
College" before the Nineteenth Century Club.
At our sister University in the south a series of gamis of
chess for the championship of the University have commenced.
Students of Amherst who do not attend to the required
gymnasium work get no diploma at the end of their course.
It is said that the Senior class at llrown has got into such
serious trouble that they have been obliged to appeal to the
In one of our sister colleges a book is kept in the library in
which are recorded all the questions debated in the literary so
cieties. Cornell has a mock Congress and the students of Johns
Hopkins have recently organized an imitation House of Com.
Some of the students of Wisconsin State University are
practicing with bacteria. They have cultivated several va
rieties. Northwestern University is to have a new science hall cost
ing $40,000. The plan provides for a building of one story
and 130 feet front.
The proper time now approaches for the sentimental college
editor to commence a paragraph with, "One h?lf the year's
work is now done."
At the State Normal School, at Ypsilanti, Mich., the fovr
societies have had something of a novelty in the shape of a
At the time of his resignation Pres. Porter had been con
cected with Yale College two years as a tutor, twenty-five
years as a professor and over fourteen years as president.
We are thinking seriously of starting a collection of the
most antiquated "chestnuts" which circulate in our exchanges.
It is always ludicrous, sometimes awful, to see the stale jokes
upon which the readers of college journals are fed.
A writer in the Northwestern discusses the lack of college
spirit ably and comes to the conclusion that there isn't any
lack. He thinks that instead of going into foot-ball and base
ball and "sich" it is expended in study.
We learn that the Sophomore class of the University of
Cincinnati feel obliged to carry twenty hours per week in
orjjer, to keep 'up the reputation of the class. Besides this
hy run a course of lectures and a debating society.
At Alleghany College the weekly holiday has been changed
from Saturday to Monday. In some other colleges it is al
ready so and it might be well for the student Nebraska
University to think about it as something they will have to de
cide in the not distant future.
The Freshmen of our sister University, of Wisconsin, have
perpetrated a social where they had a grand supper and a
dance. The only thing which marred the joyous'occasion was
a number of upper classmen who, from the gallery, used eye
glasses on their defenceless brethren.
The Academia is unusually good in its last issue. It is
obliged however to have in the customray groan on athletics.
The exchange editor of the Hksfkkian may be a crank, but
it would suit him better to have reports of athletic contests
already held than a vain prospectus of something yet to be.
The two papers of the University of the Pacific, The
Hatchet and The Epoch have consolidated under the name of
Pacific Pharos, The change is a good one, but Pharos will
never become an ideal paper till it omits thos; senseless imi
tations of some senseless exchange which commence with
Wc a-e pleased to welcome tl'e Niagara Index to our table
Since the present exchange editor has been in office the Index
has not made its appearance till now. After looking the pies
cnt copy over we come to the deliberate conclusion that for "
purposes of a college paper the exchange column is the best
part of the thing.
Northwestern University has some industrious students.
Taken by classes, from Senior to Freshman, the respective
earnings were $2,600, S3, 850, $3,625 $3,150, making an aggre
gate of $13,225 for the year. More is earned by preaching
than by anything else, four thousand dollars being paid for
efforts in that line. Canvassing and life saving come next
with two thousand apiece,
An oratorical contest has occurred at Lawrence Kan., and
as usual one fellow took first prize and another second. As
usual, too, there was considerable dissatisfaction in regard to
the awarding of honors. What strkes us hardest is the com
ments of the Courier an the character of the orations. Either
Kansas University has a cranky set of critics or the last ora
torical contest was the poorest specimen of the kind ever in
flicted on a suffering public. The orations arc called jejune,
and, after comparing orations to eggs in that they ought to be
fresh, the writer says the last were old enough to hatch. A
fellow by the name of Crane wears the University belt hereafter.
At Cochran Bros., 207 S. nth Street you will find fresh
In New York go to Delmonico's, but in Lincoln go to
Bcdson's for oysters in every style. Always ready to wait on
If you want to get solid with your girl take her some of
Mawe's taffy. Yum! YJum!
Before purchasing your tickets you should call on Frank
Webb, Railroad and Steamship ticket broker. Tickets bought
sold and exchanged to all parts of the U. S. 130 N. nth St.,
opposite the Commercial Hotel, Lincoln Neb. Telephone
The Philodiccan Seniors trod the chapel rostrum last Fri
day evening. 'Tis said they have been christened "Eli."
The Juniors had charge of the exercises of- the preceding
week, giving a programme fully equal to the one given by
the Preps last month.