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without the money and Professor Brace was obliged to
G. L. Campcn came down to Lincoln last week to finish up
some work for the 1). & M. He is stationed at a coalmine in
in Wyoming near Newcastle.
One article in the eleventh bulletin of the Agricultural Ex
periment Station of Nebraska is "Observations on the Cotton
wood (Populus monilifcr)," by A. F. Woods.
It was found that the ordinary pressure of steam did not
heat the conservatory sufficcntly to preserve the plants, and
hot-water heating will be applied there to raise the tempera
ture. The cadets were excused from drill while the fruit ex
hibit was in progress in the armory. It wax thought that
proximity of cadets to apple would result disastrously to the
The following will probably compete for the Chase and
Wheeler oratorical prize: W. T. Brown, Fred. D. Hyde, L.
B. Cornell, D. W. Bush, Miss Minnie DePne, and Miss Jessie
The University herbarium is arranged in a very conveni
ent manner since the new cases have been fitted up and filled.
More room will soon be demanded as that already occupied
The continual running in and out of students looking for
mail became such a nuisance to chancellor and steward that
the mail boxes were removed to the hall where they are acces
sible morning and afternoon.
The Freshmen met December 5 and elected the following
officers: President F. F. Tucker; vice-president, Miss Belle
Cross; secretary ,W. C. Bccchcr; treasurer, E. M. Pollard; ser-gcant-at-arms,
R. E. Johnson.
The class of '93 have decided upon a class pin. It is in
the form of a gold triangle. On a black enamelled back
ground arc the letters '"93" in raised gold. They will be
neater than those of any other class now worn.
Miss Eda Tibbies has left the University and has gone to
St. Louis, where she will take a two years training as a nurse
in a hospital. She may then return here later for a special
Mr. Bruner and Professor Hicks attended the Farmers In
stitute atTecumseh last week. Mr.Bruner occupied one cven
ning with a paper on "Insects injurious to Agriculture" and
gave a talk next morning on insects especially injurious to
To the many students who patronize the city library occa
sionally, and to those who have never yet done so, we might
say that said library has changed its location. It is now on
N street between nth and 12th, north side, over the Capital
City Courier office.
One of the Seniors is trying to make himself useful as an
animal catcher for the museum. He has secured two speci
mens of Mephitis putoritis (we won't give its other name, but
it has to be dc-odorized before being introduced in the best
society), and a blue jay.
At a meeting of the classical club January n, the following
officers were elected: president, Fred Hyde; vice-president,
Florence Smith; recording secretary, Miss Josie Treeman.
At the next regular meeting of the club February 1, there
will be carried out an interesting program. Among other
interesting productions there will be given by Miss Treeman
a thorough discussion of the ancient seat of Apollo at Delphi
and the letters that have been exchanged between the gov
ernment of Greece and Greek scholars in America who are
desirous that our government should acquire jthcJright to
make cci tain investigations in that locality. C. B. Newcomer
will also read an article on the Greek alphabet. All visitors
will be welcomed.
The officers of the French division of the modern language
club for this term arc; president, Edwin Farmer; secretary. C.
E. Tinglcy ; critic, Miss Rosa Bouton. The officers of the Ger
man division arc; president, E. R. Holmes; secretary, Edwin
Farmer; critic, A. J. McClatchie.
President Chamberlain, of the University? of Wisconsin,
will deliver the Charter Day address this year. The subject
of his address will be "The Coming of age of State Univers
ities." This is a peculiarly fitting subject for our University
will be just twenty-one years old on that day.
The electrical apparatus, dynamos, gas engine, etc., which
used to shake the west wall of the .Hesperian office till the
editors' ideas became sadly jumbled, has been removed to Ne
braska Hall. Naturally Jack Chowins, as a necessary part of
said apparatus, has also moved his headquarters.
Private secretary Wcstcrman presides over a new dork in
the chancellor' office. Among other improvements in this
office we mjght mention that the temporary partition en
closing the chancellor's private corner has been extended to
the ceiling by means of sashes of colored glass that arc quite
The pride of many of our fine vocalists was hurtthc other
morning. They were informed that some of them sang so
vigorously that they seemed to hear nothing but their voices;
and furthermore an earnest appeal was made that they keep
"slight touch of elbows" with the instrument, or at least
keep within hearing distance.
Owing to sickness and extra work of members of the Union
class, their contest will be held in June instead of January
as was intended. This is taken by some to indicate a tendency
to make the contest take the place of the June exhibition and
ultimately become an annual Junior contest or exhibition.
Time will prove the truth or falsity of the surmise.
We haven't tried to keep a list of grippe cases as it would
be easier to catalogue the persons who have not been
attacked. Prof. Besscy seems to have had about the worst
attack, though a number of the faculty were sufferers like
wise. Among students the disease seems not to have caused
more than a day or two of enforced rest in the majority of
The Scientific club elected the following officers for this
term: President, Herbert Marsland; vice-president, F. C.
Kenyon; secretary, A. C. Cope; treasurer, C. D. Chandler;
custodian, C. E. Tinglcy. For the work of this term the
club is divided into six sections corresponding to the different
departments ofstudy. Thus each member can pursue that
branch of science in which he is most interested.
Our pen is Uo feeble and our brain too weak to ade
quately describe the first session of The Hesperian elec
tion held on Monday last Suffice to say that the two cen
didatcs for editor-in-chief were H. C. Peterson from the
Unions and J. B. Fogarty from the Delianx, supported by the
Palladians. The friends of both candidates were numerous
and they were mostly present vociferously present. A bal
lot was taken, then a supplementary ballot, and at last the
highways and byways of the earth were raked to make an
appendix to the ballot. Then after an hour of pleasant par
liamentary (?) exercise, in which "points of order" seemed
to predominate, an adjournment was carried by one vote,
after the ballot on the editorship had been announced, un-