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THE HESPERIA N.
'Tis hard luck for a Senior, after having taken his girl
home from society, to drop into Brown's and meet her room
mate face to face.
The powers that be arc considering the scheme of putting
a hell on each of the janitors, so that they may be able to find
II. A. Sentcr was called home Monday by a telegram in
forming him oi the death of a younger brother. He has our
sympathy in his sad visit home.
Miss Glen Talbot, '88, who was compelled' to give up
her school at Seward on account of ill health, was seen about
the University halls Saturday.
The cadet band occupy reserved scats at the skating rink
three evenings of each week, helping in the effort to make
roller skating popular in this city again.
The movements of the visitors at baud practice Friday
evening would seem to indicate that Lieut. Griffith had coun
termanded his orders of one week previous.
The members of the University band will furnish music
three nights ol each week for the skating rink. They will
derive practical as well as pecuniary benefits from the
Miss Weston, '90, was in the city this week the guest of
Miss Gcrtude Laws. Her physician thinks it is not advisable
for her to return to work this. term. Wc arc very sorry to
learn that she is still unwell.
'That is the meanest trick ever left unrecorded," whined
a student this week; "I lent a student money to buy his
tickets and then, hang him, he took the girl I had already
engaged for the same show."
The department of zoology received a large walnut case
which at first was reported to be a folding bed for Russell
and Tinglcy, but later developments have proven it to be a
receptacle lor the maps of the department.
Wc were mistaken as to the cause of the unusual activity
among the Seniors. It was all on account of the custom of
the Seniors having their pictures taken, and the sudden de
parture of the eightecn-for a-quarter gallery.
The Union oratorical contest will be given in the Univer
sity chape), Saturday evening, March 9. The contestants
arc as follows: Misses Towci and Mockett, M. I. Bigclow,
R. I). Church, A. M. Troycr and I). N. Lchmcr.
A very neat feature of the regents' report just published
is the photo-engravings ol the University buildings, accomp
anied by the plans of each floor, and a general plan of the
campus as it is and as it is hoped that it may be sometime.
Several of the boys from the state normal schoql were in
the city making the necessary arrangements to get guns and
accoutrements for the cadet organization ji'st formed at the
slate normal, and we arc glad to learn that they met with
great encouragement and success.
One of the jolliest times of the term was that enjoyed by
a number of Univers ty folks at the home of Miss Cora Smith,
1631 V street, Wednesday, evening, February 6. Music,
games and story telling, with the tripping ol the light fan
tastic were the pleasures of the evening.
Through the courtesy of our chancellor wc were permitted
to scan No. 1 of Vol. I of the Bulletin Iroin the Laboratories
of Natural History of the University ol Iowa. Among the
articles, one of especial interest to us is a paper on "The
Mollusca of Eastern Iowa," by B. Shimek. It is ar. arranged
list of the mollusca found in the state with short descriptions
ol the habitat, and variation in characters ol each species,
As being a scries of notes on: the variations of, rather than
th description of species it is new and valuable matter. Mr.
Shimek frequently places an interrogation in such a way that
may inspire some amatucr zoologists to original investigation.
The Sophs slyly gathered together last Monday night and
betook themselves en masse to the home of Ned P. Brown,
and, in his absence, took possession and sent a nicfscngcr to
inform him that a gentleman wished to see him. They reporj
a complete surprise and a most enjoyable time.
The Philodiceans have decided to make a change in the
carrying out of their programs. Instead of a class, composed
of members of different fraternities, each fraternity will lur
nish a program one evening of each term. In order to ac
complish the best results a public program will be given every
The electric light company put in a switch from their
lines into the rooms of the department of physics for use in
charging storage batteries and the large electro magnet.
This is a good scheme and is much belter and neater than to
use battcrys to generate what electricity is used, for labora
The I lay don Art Club held itsmonthly meeting in the
chapel Tuesday night. The program of the evening includ
ed a reading by Professor Hunt, and a lectuie by Rev.
Ralston. The association took the opportunity to congratulate
themselves on the success of their "Piloty" exhibition which
netted them about three hundred dollars.
There are rumors to the eflcct that ex-Chancellor Manatt is
a possible aspirant to the position of U. S. Minister to
Athens. There would be a double interest to him in secur
ing that appointment. Aside from the position of honor there
is to him, as a Greek scholar, the excellent opportunity for
the study of the Modem Greeks and their language.
The annual Charter Day address will be delivered in the
University chapel Friday evening, February 15, by President
Angell, of the University of Michigan. His subject as an
nounced is "State Universities." We may all now enjoy the
treat which has, for so long a time, been promised us, of hear
ing the most successful of western university presidents,
upon a subject that covers his work.
A local contest will be given in the chapel, March 29, for
the purpose of selecting a representative to the state orator
ical contest. The different societies will be represented as
jollows: Palladian by O. W. Fifer, '89; Philodicean, by
j. M. rairneia -92: uelian, by l. 5. Allen '89 and A. Pizey
'89; and Union, by H. C. Peterson '90, and the winner of the
first prize in the Union oratorical contest.
The Alpha Tau chapter and a number of visiting mem
bers of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity were given a very enjoy
able supper at Brown's cafe Saturday evening, by E. E.
Nicholson, in honor of his seventeenth birthday. The
alumni of other institutions were Professor D. B. Brace and
F. E. Gregg, of Boston; W. B. MdVrthur and S. R. Greer,
of Delaware, Ohio, and Senator Taggart, of Wooster.
Our reporter accidentally (?) ran into"Jared G. Smith; he'
of the experimental station, in the laboratory the other after
noon making the final calculations on his famed analysis of
the chemical composition of the colored stripes on the back
of the potato-bug. He now assumes the dignity of assistant
agriculturalist ol the station. With the opening of spring
he will begin tri daily observations on soil temperature, and
on drainage. He will also continue the observations, begun
last year, on the time of blossoming of the potato-bug, and
cabbage worm. He expects to publish an original investiga
tion on this subject in the near future.
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