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dcr pretext, to be Fogarty 59 Peterson 51. Fogarrityitcs
claim the legality of the election ami the Pctcwonitcr claim
illegality. Every indication points to a settlement cither
amicably or by a war of extermination before many day.
F. F. Almy, who undertook to oversee the sophomores'
laboratory work in physics during the absence of
Professor Brace, thought it would be necessary for
him to resign his captaincy to get sufficient time. The
usual scramble for promotion had already commenced among
the junior officers, when Professor Bracc-'s return relieved
Almy of the extra work and he decided to retain his
office. Ambition is at a discount just now among the lieu
tenants. The winter meeting of the state horticultural society oc
curred January 14, 15, and 16 in Nebraska Hall, and the
fruit exhibit in connection was displayed in Grant Memorial
Hall. During the session Professor Hicks read a paper on
"Lawns and Parks;" Professor Bcssey a paper on "Fertiliza
tion, Crossing and Hybridization of Plants;" J. G. Smith,
88, on "Potatoes" the result of some experiments as to qual
ity of different varieties, and Entomologist Bruncr contrib
uted a paper on "Insects."
It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of Mrs. J.
E. Lamastor, mother of Hugh Lamastcr '90, which occurred
January 10. She was just recovering from an illness of two
weeks duration when she was attacked by la grippe, and being
unable to throw off the attack in her weakened condition, rap
idly sank until the end came. Her remains were taken to
Tccumseh where they were interred on Tuesday last. The
hearts of many in the University go out to the bereaved son,
thus deprived of a noble and loving mother.
There is every prospect that the lovers of oratory will be
satisfied, if not satiated, with the number of contests this
year. The Palladian Chase and Wheeler contest will prob
ably occcur January 31, the local university contest takes
place February 1, and the state contest comes off on the last
day of February. That's all for this term. Then next term,
in May, comes the inter-state contest, which will be the
greatest affair of the kind ever held in Nebraska. Verily the
quantity is sufficient. It is to be hoped that the quality will
not be in inverse ratio to the quantity.
Among the things crowded out of our last issue was a
mention of the reception given to the Senior class by Profes
sor and Mrs. Bessey. This occurred on the evening of De
ccmbcr 14, and was attended almost en masse by the Seniors
with a few lower class ladies to help make up the discrepan
cies between the sexes. Music, conversation and games
filled the evening until close to the midnight hour. All par
ticipants in the pleasant reception went home with kindlier
feelings for the genial acting-chancellor and his hospitable
December 14, two games of foot ball were played on the
campus. The first was between the Juniors and the Fresh
men. The Freshmen grew dissatisfied with the decisions of
"the umpire, and making the usual plea of not being able to
.play "thirteen men," threw up the game. The Juniors were
largely in the lead in points and would probably have beaten
anyway. The second game was between the Sophomores
and Second Preps. This was very closely contested, and
when time was called each team had scored two points.
Following is a roster of the officers elected by the differ
ent societies for the winter term: Palladian society presi
dent, Edwin Farmer; vice-president, Miss Bessie Tuttle; re
cording secretary, A. A. Faurot; critic, T. F. A. Williams:
music secretary, Miss Minnie DePue; corresponding secretary,
Charles Goodcll; scrgennt-at-arms, Ralph Johnson. Union
society president, Miss Edith Mockett; vice-president, Mr.
F. M. Ransom; secretary, Miss Fannie Baker; critic, G. O.
1 learn; scrgcants-at-arms, F. F. Almy, Miss Ames. Dclian
society president, E. R. Holmes; vice president, Miss Nellie
Cochran; secretary, J. B. Fogarty; critic, J. S. Pcery; music
secretary, Miss Green.
The Ioxoa Wesleyan publishes on its cover a seal with the
words: "1S92, World's Exposition, Chicago." How much do
you get for it Wesleyan?
The Elite Journal ham the Illinois Wesleyan, is threat
ened with a rival in a proposed paper, the Oracle. May the
Journal ever hold its own.
The Reveille, from the Pennsylvania military academy,
publishes an excellent engraving of its foot ball club. Wc
will be pleased to exchange with the Reveille.
One of the prettiest Christmas editions of any of our ex
changes was that of the High School Times from Dayton, O.
Many other exchanges spread themselves and issued special
A great many of the college papers arc filled with very
interesting accounts of foot ball games. This sport is becom
ing more popular each year and bids fair to some day rival
the great national game.
By the great fire in the Minneapolis Tribune building re
cently, the University of Dakota is caused to mourn the loss
of its president, Dr. Edward Olson. He was in the building
at the time of fire and, being unable to escape perished in the
Student Life for December contains an article on "A Father
and His Son" which every student should read. It contains
advice that, if put into practice generally, would do much to
improve the condition of the human race. It is practical in
If the Niagara Index exchange man needs the assistance
of any railroad wreck-train machinery to pull him out from
the debris after the Annex, Pharos, Messenger, College Index,
and various other papers get through with him, we will be
pleased to start a subscription list to purchase some for him.
Report of the Board of Visitors of the University of Wis
c msin : 'We would recommend that your honorable board
take some steps to discourage the growth of the Greek letter
societies in the university. We are informed that the uni
versity has about eight of these societies. We believe that it
is against the highest interests of the university to have
cmong its members so many college secret societies, and wc
believe the interest of each secret society upon its members
is on the whole pernicious and against the highest and best
f development of the student as an American youth."
A great many of our exchanges have been clamoring
quite vigorously for The Hesperian to improve its literary
department. This seems to be the principal feature of this
paper to which objection has been made. Now, possibly, the
literary department of The Hesperian could be improved.
But do those same papers that criticiseour "literary" de
partment really have anything better? Many of them, at
least, arc unable to show as well maintained a department
as The Hesperian. In that department of this paper is
published matter which is essentially of a literary nature.
We have two other departments, the "Comment" and "Mis
cellany," ,in which is to be found a great deal of matter,