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tHE esPe RI iN .
The quintessence of this solar obscuration may be seen in
The dcpaitmcnt of physics has instituted a bran new lec
Professor Edgren has been unwell for some time and at
this writing he is seriously ill with pleurisy and pneumonia.
Dr. Fontaine is teaching his classe in his absence.
"This is an age of progress." Within the past three
months the University has advanced fiom the wild, woolly
western civilization, exemplified by the sombrero, to the
domesticated bald headed civilization of the plug.
On Wednesday evening, September 18, as C. P. Walters
was going along Twclth street, near the corner of N, a brick
fell on him, hitting him in the instep. It laid him up with a
pretty well bruised foot, but he is now around again on
A. E. Gault, now an attorney of Falls City, was in our
halls the first of last week. Mr. Gault was president of The
Hesperian association over a dozen years ago, and finds
much to notice and commend in the improvements made
aiound the University since then.
The students should pationizc home industiy, and get
their supplies at Tin: IIi:si'i:rian office. Sayer & Miller
have just procured a new stock of blank books, paper, pen
cils, etc., equal to any in the city, which they sell at reason
able prices. Drop in and sec them.
A war correspondent standing on the field oi battle on the
first day of drill and surveying the scene with a critical eye,
would have seen boys all over the campus stooping at "second
exeicise" and then after straightening up, reach around stealth
ily with their left hands to feel if the buttons were still on
The cane rush was gicat, and was not interfered with by
the faculty. The ficshics were many but too small. The
sophs showed great nerve and considerable strategic ability in
closing the chapel door and letting out the enemy a lew at a
time. The sophs did grandly and are a credit to the
University. bong may they wag.
Tint HesI'EKIAN office Is becoming a rival attraction to
Miss Smith's reading room. We will wager that more stu
dents arc seen at the foimcr side show than at the latter,
that they see a better performance, that they distribute more
solid chunks of intellect about and that they do better work,
not only on their lessons, but also in all other things.
On August 15 theie was a show here. Some of the boys
wrote a card up to Klein at Gicenwood telling him this was
just the kind of a show he wanted and urging him to come
down. Klein was not at home and his girl got hold of the
caul. When Klein got home ho was surpiiscd at her
coldness and came down to blow the boys up. They pass by
on the other side now.
The facilities for study in the depaitment of zoology arc
much better now than they have heretofore been. The
new professor has brought with him a gieat deal of material,
both as specimens and as books. This has increased the
facilities fully one hundred per cent, and when Nebraska hall
is finished, which, we hope, will be soon, the department
will be equal to any in school.
Our coips of instiuctois has been incieased by two new
professors. Mr. V. J. Emory has been appointed to the
instructoiship of Latin which was fonnerly filled by Dr.
Fontaine; and Mr. B. Shimck has been appointed to the
much and long needed instructoiship in zoology, formerly
under the charge of Professor Hicks. The position filled by
Mr. Shimck has long been vacant, and we hope that now,
when it is at last filled, better work than has heretofore
characterized the depaitment will be done.
The Classical Club met for the first time this year Sep
tember 29 and elected the following officers: Prases, J. A.
Bairett; proses vicarius, Sarah Schwab; scriba ordinarius, J.
13. Fogarty; scriba cpistolaiius, W. T. Brown; pralcctus
rerarii, F. C. Taylor. The next meeting will be October 20.
On Saturday, September 23, at 3:30 i1. m. then Uiversity
nine played the Maroons on the Missouri Pacific giounds.
The boys had been out of practice during vacation and did
not play with their usual vigor. Besides that, the University
nine contained three new men, and hence it is no wonder
that the Maroons, who had been in practice all summer and
had a remarkably fine battel y, beat them by the huge score
of about 20 to 6. The boys will do better next time.
The legislature will soon be here, and now let every true
friend of the University come down like a wolfc on the fold;
let him haunt the lobbies and the legislative halls; let him
stand before the legislator and fling about his arm like a
black funeral pall; let him jump up and crack his heels to
gether in the exuberance of his patriotism; let him, if neces
sary, enforce his aiguments by the flourish of stuffed pocket
books; let him, in fact, do everything to secure a library
building and a boiler house.
The ways and means of The Hespkrian's cxibtense this
year have been provided for by the appointment of D. D.
Forsyth and E. R. Holmes as business managers. Mr.
Forsyth, who is gifted with a pleasing roice and a winning
way, was selected to work the subscription racket, largely by
means of his influence with the co eds. Mr. Holmes is
naturally bashful and is inclined to blush and falter in stating
the object of his mission, but he gets there just the same, and
the prospects of the papci in his hands are quite flattering.
Owing to the unusual increase ofjstudents in the college
classes the microscopes in the botanical department have
given out. If those who have not used a microscope much
think it is an easy thing for two students to get along with
one instrument they should try it. To say that it is vexatious
for a student upon trying to woik to find his material in the
hands of some one else is putting it rather lightly. Those
who have power in this should piocure at least ten more mi
croscopes, and thus show that the botanical department lies
next their hcaits.
Professor Besscy has tcceived a pamphlet entitled "The
Sixth Repoit of the Sappoio Agricultural Colloge," pub
lished by the Hokkaido Clio. From it we learn that that
college, like ours, is without a Kocho and under the direction
of aTuii. Arguing from this analogy there must have been
a lack of harmony between the Kocho and the Kaitakushi.
The military dcpaitmcnt, also like our own, is frequently
visited and inspected by the Ctofauan, Iwamitra Michitoshi.
Whether or not Shimiztt, Ikuzo and Jin Ywtosuke and the
other candidates for the degree of Nogakttshi wear plug hats
we are not informed.
The size of the battalion this yeai makes it necessary to
get moie guns. As it is already, the ladies' company is com-
pelled to dt ill on days different fiom those on which the boys
drill, so that they may use the guns. This should not be so,
and we hope the legents, who have on the minutes of their
proceedings a clause encouraging the ladies in their attempt,
and wishing them success in their organization, will see this
and, if possible, procure more guns. We need them badly,
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