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We should like to enter a protest against the present man
ner of using the chemical library. If a student wishes to
consult a book he has to waste more time in finding some
one to get him the hook, than it does for him to look up the
subject after finding the book; then having read "Fresen
ires," and wishing to consult "Roscoc," he finds the library
case locked, and must wait until some one is at liberty to go
and get the book out for him. Why is there this seeming
distrust of the chemical students?
About two weeks ago society circles were startled with the
announcement that a movement was on foot to start a new
literary society. The movement was helped by old mem
bers of the Union and Palladian societies who have for some
time felt that the existing societies were becoming over
grown. After necessary preliminary "working," the society
met last Friday evening, adopted a constitution and elected
officers. The following have the honor of directing the in
fant's tottering steps: President, E. G. Eagleson, vice-president,
Miss Belle Manley; recording secretary, Miss E. H.
Forsyth; corresponding secretary, J. N. Plumb; musical sec
retary, Miss Nellie Cochran; critic, C. M. French; treasurer,
Alf Pizey; historian, E. R. Holmes. The name adopted is
the "Delian," the meaning of which our classical friends
may decipher. The society will meet for the present in
room 7, on Friday evenings. Those who have gone into the
society feel that the old societies will be aroused to greater
activity by their reduction in membership, and the cause of
open literary societies in general will be strengthened by this
new exponent of the theory.
The scientifics seem to have turned their attention in a
new direction. The reception given by the scientific stu
dents of the college classes to the students of the Latin
school Monday evening, was very novel, instructive and en
tertaining, and most of the preps took advantage of the op
portunity to see what was to be seen and learn what was to
be learned. Fully one hundred and fifty students circulated
through the laboratories during the evening. The special
students in each department had full charge of the labora
tories for the evening. Many of the professors were around
for a short time, but only as visitors.
The botanists entertained with mounts under the micro
scopes and dissecting lenses, interesting selections from the
herbarium, and botanical literature. The chemists held the
interest of the visitors by characteristic chemical reactions,
the vari colored chemicals and solutions, and interesting and
unique apparatus. The geologists occupied the botanical
lecture room with a collection of minerals and fossils, and
gave a rare treat in their mounts under the petrographical
microscope. The zoologists had a select display of insects,
shells and mounted specimens from the cabinet and the pri
vate collections of Profs. Bruner and Shiraek, very neatly
arranged in one of the rooms below. The electricians, with
the Holtz electrical machine, and luminous frames, phos
phorescent tubes and Leyden jars in a dark room made a
very pretty display, while they made night hideous with the
apparatus in sound. Among the visitors of the evening we
were pleased to note Prof, and Mrs. Bessey, Prof, and Mrs.
Bruner, Mrs. C. H. Gere, Profs. Brace, Lloyd and Nichol
son and Will O. Jones, '86.
"There is nothing you require of your agents but what is
just and reasonable, and strictly in accordance with business
nrincinles." That's the sort of testimony any house can be
proud of, and it is the testimony of hundreds of men who
are profitably employed by B. F. Johuson te Co., Kiciimona,
Va. Write for full particulars.
What will Baughman do now when he meets a north
wester. I-argest line of boots, shoes and rubbers in the city at
Webster & Briscoe's.
R. C. Manley always has a full line of candy, fruits, and
nuts, and does right by students.
II. T. Conlcy called at the societies Friday night, and
then went up to see the senators sit.
Will G. Hoover escapes his duties at the capitol and visits
his former classmates the Sophs occasionally.
Miss Johnston, II 14 O street, is now prepared to do all
kinds of manicure work as well as hair dressing.
Girls, University girls, Miss Johnston, the hair dresser,
now has a full line of manicure goods, 1 1 14 O street.
Several of the U. of N. boys, who got caught in the senate
lobby, when the doors were ordered locked Friday afternoon
managed to while away the time by bumping their heads
together, and like amusements.
A large crowd of students from the Wesleyan university
visited the Unions Friday night. They had made arrange
ments to go back on the 9:45 car, so that they had to leave
before recess. A crowd escorted them to the car.
The number of University folks scattered through the
crowd in the senate gallery and lobby was surprising. About
half of the crowd from societies, after society, Friday night,
went to the already packed senate chamber, and in half an
hour were scattered from one end to the other of the senate
The state oratorical coo'est will be held at Crete April
12. The following judges were selected: On delivery, Lieut
Governor Mciklejohn ; Professor James, of Omaha; Professor
W. Valentine, of Otoe county; On thought and composition,
Rev. Chapin, of Lincoln; Dr. Duryea, of Omaha; and
Bishop Newman, of Lincoln.
The Seniors held a meeting to decide on a badge or other
insignia to add to their already elaborate costume. . We have
been unable to secure official report of the meeting, but it is
rumored that they rejected with scorn a proposal to wear
diamond rings, and finally adopted, as a mark of education,
a bioad, red ribbon band for their tiles.
Cooley is responsible for the following effusion:
"In the cane rush you called ,91 a great shirk,
That was simply test of our muscle,
But take us where drain can get in its work,
We'll make most of you get out and rustle."
"A Soph can write an oration,
And thus gain money and fame,
The Freshman scans the prizes all
But he gets there just the same."
FOUR BOOKS LEARNED IN ONE READING.
A year's work done in ten days. From the Chaplin of
Exeter College, and Houghton Syriac Prizeman, Oxford.
Coll. Exon., September, 1888.
Dear Sir: In April, 1885, while thinking of taking orders
in September, I suddenly received notice that my ordination
examination would take place in a fortnight. I fiad only ten
(10) days in which to prepare for the exam. I should recom
mend a year's preparation in the case of one so utterly
unprepared as I was; but your system had so strengthened
my natiral memory, that I was able to remember and give
the gist of any book after reading it once. I therefore read
Lighlfoot, Proctor, Harold Browne, Moshcim, &c, &c,
and was successful i'i every one of the nine papers. The
present Bishop of Edinburgh knows the facts. Faithfully
yours, Rev. James Middleton Macdonald, M.'A.
To Prof. A. Loisette,237 Fifth Ave., New York.
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