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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., FEBRUARY 15, iSSS
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Address all communications to THE HESrERlAN, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Hon. John A. McShane ha our thanks for a num
ber of valuable reports we Hv received. We pledge
him our hearty support " '- v 1 next campaign.
In word-life, as in the lives of men, one often finds
food for reflection. Here is a little story from Web
ster: Seely, a. 1. Luckj'j fortunate; happy.
2. Hence, inoffensive; artless; simple;
foolish; silly, Hacf alula docct, J
The vague something that goes by the name of
"spirit" has been remarkably plenteous with us this
year. The cane rush was but the first of a series of
events in a new epoch which has not yet come to a
close. Of all that has happened in this time, for a
good joke well carried out, it seems to us that the
one recently played by the Freshmen takes the lead.
Before that every trick seemed calculated to provoke.
ill-feeling. This one was gentlemanly in every way,
and seemed lo be an admission on the part of the
Freshmen that they were dealing with a respected foe.
It had none of the coarseness which has heretofore
been a prominent feature of such occasions. The
Freshmen were satisfied with showing what they could
do without doing it, without pushing the advantage
gained, as they easily could have done. Now . the
Sophomores appreciate this, and their respect for
Freshmen is raised correspondingly. They will await
a suitable opportunity to return the compliment by
playing the Freshmen some mean trick in a perfectly
The University has good reason to be proud of
the original work in science that is doing within her
walls. At the present time Dr. Billings especially
deserves our notice. He has already made many dis -coveries
which have drawn to the U. of N. the atten
tion of the entire scientific world. Among the many
we may mention that, in 1SS6, Dr. Billings proved
that the swine plague and hog cholera arc caused by
the same bacteria. Recently Prof. Schultz in Ger
many and M. Cornil in France have gone over the
same ground and have shown that Dr. Billings was
right, as he usually is. The germ of Texas fever has
recently been discovered and a bulletin on the subject
is to be issued soon. The Doctor is now at work on
the pathology of yellow fever, and thinks he will soon
be able to throw new light on this also.
The subject ot Lincoln streets may be well worn.
but so long as no improvement in their condition is
seen, they will continue to be made a matter of com
ment by every publication in the city. It is impos
sible for it to be otherwise, for, in muddy timeshere,
one can raise his thoughts from the ground only with
the greatest difficulty. We know some men who ex
pend enough money on their houses to keep them in
the best of order, and yet the gates are always minus
a hinge, the doors stick fast at the bottom, the grass
is uneven, and everything has a seedy appearance.
Th,ereare other men who seem to give little attention
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