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THE SENIOR THESES.
The Senior theses of this yenr arc valuable records of
original work. T. A. Williams has prepared a 'Preliminary
Descriptive List of Nebraska Lichens." This is almost en
tirely original work. Mr. Williams succeeded in getting
hold of about 135 species of lichens, which is a large number
for a state like Nebraska. These he has examined and
described in his own language, thus making a perfectly
authentic list based upon specimens actually seen by the cat
aloguer. This thesis will consist of from 16,000 to 18,000
words. As the title indicates, the list is preliminary and Mr.
Williams expects to continue his investigations and enlarge
the list as new species are discovered.
II. J. Webber has undertaken and brought to completion
a very laborious task- It is nothing less than a "Preliminary
Catalogue ol the Flora of Nebraska." This consists of
about 25,000 words and is complete so lar as any collected
specimens are in existence. About 900 flowering plants are
listed and nearly an equal number of cryptogams. The list
is founded upon herbariums actually examined, and the
exact localities where each species has been found is cited.
References are made to the specimens on which each
entrance is made; Mr. Webber has been working for sev
eral years on this catalogue, and has himself done a large
share of the collecting and identifying necessary. The
lichen list of Mr. Williams has, of course, been utilized, and
Mr. Pound assisted largely in the "imperfect fungi." It
may be interesting to note that fifteen of the plants arc new
to science, three being discovered by Mr. Pound and twelve
by Mr. Webber.
Miss Helen Aughcy treats of the "The Structure of the
Leaf of Popiilus monilifera." The gross and minute anat
omy of the leaf of the tfottonwood was studied with great
care, resulting in a thesis' covering about fifty pages of
closely written descriptions, with tables and numerous dia
grams. The peculiarities of the structure arc mainly due
to the fart that the narrow flexible petiole permits the blade
to droop into a vertical position, thus exposing both surfaces
about equally to the light. The thesis, besides being praise
worthy from a scientific standpoint, shows a very smooth und
entertaining literary style.
E. R. Tinglcy has worked up the geology of Lancaster
county. He has given a history of all foi motions and traced
the development of the natural features now seen. The
stratigraphy, topography and paleontology arc fully
described. Eighteen plates of drawings, containing nearly
one hundred figures add to the value ol the thesis. Nearly
all fossil shells and plants of the county are illustrated.
G. W. Gerwig has traced the "Sentence Structure Devel
opment in English." The authors from Chaucer down
to modem English and American authors have been made
the subject of the investigation. The classification has been
made upon two bases-the number of predications to
a period and the proportion of simple sentences. The con
clusions reached are put in tabulated form ami show that
among English authors, Macaulay has attained greatest suc
cess in the matter of simplicity, and among American auth
ors, Emerson is to be ranked first in this respect. General
Grunts "Memoirs" rank high accoiding to both standards.
1 he results of Mr. Gcrwig's investigations tally closely with
the results reached by Professor Sherman in his investica
tions of sentence length. b
Go to Ewing's for spring hats.
Steiner & Schuctz have the finest soda fountain in the
city. Corner 12th and P Sts. Just try their soda once.
Do not Jail to send for catalogue and specimens of pen
manship to the Lincoln liusiness College and Institute of
1 enmanship, Short-Hand and Typewriting, Lincoln, Neb.
THE SENIOR INVITATIONS.
The class invitations lor '89 arc certainly the most novel
of any that have yet appeared. Future classes will scarcely
surpass the selection. The frontispiece represents a marine
scene with a rising sun, emblematic of the dawn of a new
life for our Senior pets. An open book, torch and laurel
branch with ' '89" in gilt embossed letters complete the orna
ments. A neatly engraved invitation occupies the second
page. An old fashioned slate on the the third page contains
the week's program in slate pencil script. Class Day pro
gram on the fourth page is headed by a copy of "Sordello,"
a sombrero and revolver, the smoke from which forms the
words "Class Day." The crowning feature is the last page.
Reproductions of two composite photographs, one of the
boys and one of the girls, appear over fac-similcs of the sig
natures of all the class. The composites are very bright,
intelligent looking creatures, rather more intellectual than
the ordinary run of the species. '89 is to be congratulated
011 its taste and ingenuity.
Notick. All those who have not paid for extra copies of
this issue belorc leaving Lincoln arc requested to remit ioc.
for each copy to E. R. Holmes, Kearney, Neb. Further
orders for copies should be made to same address and money
FOR VACATION DAYS.
STUDENTS, both ladies and gentlemen. A pleasing
occupation and large returns for your labors. We want in
every town canvassers for Frank Leslie's Illustrated
Newspaper, the best paper of its kind in the world. For
Leslie's Zeitunk, the only National German Illustrated
paper in this country, and for the Judge, which stands at
the head of humorous journalism and caricature. Address
for terms, Western Department of Frank Leslie's Illustrated
Newspaper, 162 and 163 Randolph St, Chicago. T. G.
Palmer and K. C. CllAi'iN, Managers.
PROFITABLE VACATION WORK.
Any lady or gentleman, student or not, can secure profit
able employment for the summer by addressing
R. M. Harvey & Co., Lincoln, Neb.
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. Cerf & Co's.
The latest styles in hats at Ed. Cerf & Co's.
Special prices to students at T. Ewing & Co's.
Webster & Rodgers, boots and shoes, 1023 O St.
Students will receive best of attention at Mauley's.
Ten percent off to students at Webster & Rodger's.
Steiner & Schuetz'sis the handiest drugstore for students.
For a good smoke go to Steiner & Schuetz, 12th and P.
Manley keeps a full line of confectionery goods, give him
Largest line of boots, shoes and rubbers in the city at
Webster & Rodger's.
Large and well selected stock of millinery at Mrs. W. E.
Gosper's, 1114 O street.
Go to Mrs. Gospers' and look at millinery before buying
elsewhere. 1 1 14 O street.
R. C. Manley always has a full line of candy, fruits, and
nuts, and does right by students.
Hig bargains in a line of school hats for ladies and misses
at Mrs. W. E. Gosper's, 1114 O street.
"I tell ou it's good." "What's good?" "That soda at
Steiner & Schuetz's, corner 12th and P."
Go to Steiner & Schuctz for your stationery, pocket cut
lery, and drugs. Corner 12th and P Sts.
L. G. Chevront, 1221 O St , keeps all kinds ofconfection.
cry and makes all the summer drinks. Drop in.
$75 tfl S9fifl MONTH can bo made working for ue.
W I O IU 9UU AkoiUb preferred who can furnish a ihorso udii
Klvothor whole time to the' business. Sparo mom.-Sta iny bS
iinilltnbly employed ulso. A few vacancies 111 towns and cJtli ii
k.lOHNriO.V& Go., 1009 Main street, iMchniond'va N.U -irieaso
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