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THE HESPERIAN .
Prof. Nicholson delivered a lecture before the State Phar
maceutical society in the chemical lecture room May 8. In
spite of the rain .ind mud quite a good audience greeted the
professor. His lecture discussed the histories of chemistry
and pharmacy, and ther mutual dependence. At the close
of the lecture the chemical laboratory and accessory rooms
were thi own open to the visitors,and many of them went
away with their good opinions of the U. ol N. considerably
A great philosopher once remarked that college life con
sisted only in a perpetual fight between the students and the
faculty. He was right. When through geologic
ages the water in he zoological lab. had been freed suf
ficiently of iron to be palatable the students began to use this
water to assuage their thirst. The faculty perceiving this
immediately swooped down on the faucet and turned the
water off. The students must get up early in the morning to
get ahead of the faculty.
The easy graceful way John Green has of firing spoony
couples who are out too late, off the front steps is but one il
lustration of the advantages Mr. Green's four years' course
in this institution has conferred upon him. At II o'clock he
makes his last round. With the politeness and self-posession
of a Chesterfield he approaches the luckless pair, and, laying
his hand upon the young man's shoulder, remarks in a fath
erly way: "Git off these hyar steps. None of yer blank back
talk, now, I say git." It may be that such incidents are
necessarily appended to the process of wooing, but it docs
seem to us that John, efficient and capable as he is in the
"biler room," ought not to take it upon himself to lend to
the course of true love so much more than its proverbial
amount of roughness.
The bill providing for the establishment of the agricul
tural experiment station, provided for the special study of
parasites upon plants and animals, and for the dissemination
of such knowledge among the people. Mr. Lawrence Bruner,
an old student at the U. of N., and entomologist to the
United States government, has been appointed entomologist
to the experiment station. As soon as his engagement with
the government empires, in the fall, he intends to move to
Lincoln, and begin work in earnest. He is an expert in all
that pertains to preparing specimens, both of the perfect in
stincts and larvae, being among the very few men in the
United States capable of preparing larvae by the French
method of blowing. Some fine cases have already been ob
tained, and he intends to fill them with specimens of insects
in all states, arranged by series, together with prepared
specimens of the leaves fruits and plants, upon which they
feed. When this collection is completed it will be one of the
handsomest, as well as most scientifically instructive collec
tions in the country. Mr. Bruner has in preparation as a re
port to the government a monograph of the Orthoptera of
North America, and it is his intention to cut this down by a
limitation of region, though not so much of species, and
thus make it a monograph of the Orthoptera of Nebraska.
Although he is located at the experiment station as an inves
tigator and will have no duties as a professor, yet all the
future students of entomology will be greatly benefited, not
only by his collections, but also by numberless little points
and hints which must crop out. The people of Nebraska
may consider themselves fortunate that they have secured a
man of Mr. Bruner's capability for this important line of
The executive committe of the Athletic association have
decided to hold the Field Day exercises on the campus Sat
urday, June 5j. The following programme will be carried out
as far as possible:
Hundred yard dash.
Putting the shot (16 lbs).
Standing long jump.
Running long jump.
Three legged race, ioo yards.
Tug of war, 600 lb. teams.
Wrestling, heavy weights.
Wrestling light weights.
Hurdle race, (200 yds.) ten hurdles.
Egg race. v
All parties wishing to enter in any of the contest should give
their names to some member of the executive committe by
noon of June 8 if possible.
Mr. Powell Karr, a graduate of the School of Mines,Colum
bia college, has in preparation a Manual of American Col
leges, which proposes to give in classified form all the lead
ing colleges, universities, technical and professional school,
their requirements for admission, courses of study, cost of
tuition and living expenses, and in a word, a systematic re
Mime of all the information needed by parents, guardians
and students to enable them to decide intelligently what col
lege or instiution of learning it is best to attend. It is to be
issued from the press of William T. Comstock, New York.
Go to Ewing's for straw hats.
Call on Edddd. Cerf & Cooo.
Hats and caps at Ed. Cerf & Co's.
Cadet suits, gloves and caps at Ewing's.
Manley has the cream of the candy trade.
Go to Ed. Cerf & Co. for furnishing goods.
Clothing for every body at Ed. Cert & Co's.
Students go to Hutchins & Hyatt's for fuel.
The latest styles in hats at Ed. Cerf & Co's.
Special prices to students at T. Ewing & Co's.
Webster & Briscoe, Boots and Shoes, 1023 O. St.
Students will receive best of attention at Mauley's.
Ten per cent off to students at Webster & Briscoe's.
Buy your clothing of Mayer Bros., 122 Tenth street, nearO
Manley keeps a full line of confectionery, goods, give him a
Remember that Mosher's s the place to buy roses for
your best girl.
J. and D. Newman, 1027 O Street. Oldest Dry Good?
House in the city.
Largest line of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers in the city at
Webster & Briscoe's.
Drs. Collins and Thurston, dentists, removed to rooms
and 2, Opera House block.
If you want to get solid with your girl take her some of
Manlcy's taffy. Yum! Yum!!
In New York go to Delmonico's, but in Lincoln go to
Chevront & Co's for oysters in evey style. Always ready to
Students can have their laundry work done in first class
style Ivy the Eureka Steam Laundry. Leave your orders at
Choice fruits, confectionery and lunch all the year round at
Chevront & Co's, 1191 O street.
Jas. I-I. Hooper is on hand with his new Eureka steam
laundry and uoes tne neaiesi worn,
fice and he will call at your room.
Leave orders at this of-
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