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which in many oi these papers which have taken it upon
themselves to criticise us, is classed as "literary." Consider
this, brother exchange men, nnd vc believe you will soon
change your minds in regard to this matter.
The University Reporter, from Athens, Georgia, contains
a glowing tribute to the memory of Jefferson Davis. While
we realize the estimation in which the people of the south
hold the memory of Davis, it seems to us that in n college pa
per, above all other places, a writer should refrain from unre
stricted eulogy of n man who has been the subject of so much
adverse newspaper comment in the north as he has. If the
writer has any loyalty for his country why docs he not accept
the existing condition of things with grace and not publicly
proclaim his regret that the lost cause did not succeed. In nil
charity wc would advise the Reporter to guard against state
ments of that kind in its columns. The result of such state
ments is to provoke words of bitterness from hot-headed north
ern people and to continue the feeling of hostility which should
The University Review says in its desperate efforts to dis
prove our statements concerning affairs at Lawrence, that as
a liar wc rival Baron Munchausen. Our absence from the city
will explain vhy this little compliment has recieved no atten
tion in the exchange column. The Reviero man had to go out
side our department nnd accuse the editor-in-chief of writing
the item in question. It was as follows:
The fraternities at Lawrence have ruined the literary
societies, split the college into factions, and two or three of
them have become disreputable even outside of the university.
The writer knows of one Kansas mother who will not send her
younger son to Lawrence for fear the same element that has
made a "lusher" of her older boy in spite of her Christian in
fluences will ruin him And this young man is a member of
one of the "way up" fraternities down there. When the fra
ternities begin to make a reputation of that kind for their
college it is time that the authorities take n hand in sup
pressing them. Hesperian.
The Review man compares the writer of the above with
Baron Munchausen as a liar. Thanks! But wc insist that the
above is not a lie. Wc print below an extract from a two
column article in the Courier written by "Professor W. H.
There is a growing sentiment among the friends of the uni
versity and many of the alumni that the college feeling once
so universal at K, S. U., no longer prevails. In the place of
this old lime fellowship has grown up the most intense rival
ries and even bitter hostilities of the Greek societies, contend
ing with each other and with the barbarians for political and
social prestige. It is said, and on good authority, that many
young men and women are deterred from entering the Univer
sity because of the close-communion cxclusivcncss that char
acterizes its social organizations. And this condition of thing
lias been attributed to the advent of the Greek fraternities.
If this charge be true, is it not time to call a halt? Would it
not be well for fraternity men to seriously consider the situa
And then the "professor" goes on to propose a remedy
for all this. When a gentleman, whom the Courier labels
"professor" and who is evidently an instructor at Lawrence
and knows what he is talking about, makes the above admis
. sions, and then goes on to propose a remedy for the existing
state of affairs, is it not a pretty fair indication that our first
statement is true an.l not a lie? We could go on and fill a
whole page with clippings from K. S. U. papers to prove our
statement, but it is of no use. The above is sufficient for any
fair minded person. As to the latter part of our statement,
the Revietu man "sympathizes with that Kansas mother and
her younger son." We suppose that the lady in question, one
of the most prominent members of the Presbyterian church of
Allen county and a noble Christian woman, would be over
joyed if she only knew that she had the sympathy of the sup
posed gentleman whose only answer to statements he knows
to be true is "liar." Wc made that statement from a personal
knowledge of the facts in the case. Wc know of quite a num
ber of equally unpleasant things that might be truthfully said
about the K. S. U. If the Review man has the good of his in
stitution at heart, why docs he not help to right the existing
state of affairs and improve the reputation of K. S. U. so that
the "many young men and women of the state who are de
terred from entering the university because of the close-communion
cxclusivcncss that characterizes its sociarorganiza
tions" may no longer be compelled to stay away from the great
est educational institution in Kansas. At least, Mr. Revieio
man, let your discussion of this matter be conducted in a gen
tlemanly manner if you have within you the inborn qualities
of a gentleman.
Call on Edddd. Cerf & Coooo.
Skinner lets good rigs at low prices.
Hats and caps at Ed. Ccrl & Co's.
Cadet suits, gloves and caps at Ewing's.
Call on Ewing for cadet gloves and caps.
Clothing for everybody at Ed. Cerf & Co's.
Go to Ed. Cerf & Co. for furnishing goods.
The latest styles in hats at Ed. Cerf & Co's.
Special prices to students at T. Ewing & Co's.
Skinner kc6ps gentle and stylish horses. Students pat
Ten per cent off to all students, at J. Z. Briscoe's boot and
shoe store 1329 O Street.
Dr. Garten, eye, car, nose and throat specialist. Glasses
fitted. 11150 street, Lincoln, Neb.
Students will do well to call at Wcstcrfield's for a good
hair cut and bath. Burr Block. Sec nd.
For instruction in book-keeping, penmanship, short-hand,
type writing or telegraphy, the Lincoln Business College is
the best place to go. Over 600 students last year.
Any one wishing a subscription to Lippincott's Afagazin
can get one at greatly reduced rates by applying to 0. G.
Miller, business manager.
L. G. Chcvront, 1221 O street, oysters and lunch, can
dies, cigars, tobacco, etc. Give him a call.
"We build pants for gentlemen only" at Browning," King
& Co's agency, 118 north Tenth street. Overcoats dirt
T. Ewing & Co have now an opportunity to show off an im
mense stock of clothing to great advantage. Their new quar
ters 1 1 15-17 O street are undoubtedly the finest in the city.
Call around and inspect both store and goods.
Efforts arc being made to establish a club among the students
whereby gold watches may be obtained at the rate of 35
each and the money to be paid in weekly instalments
of one dollar. For further particulars call on The Hesperian
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