Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, February 15, 1890, Page 9, Image 9

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Students wishing microscopes should call nt Tin: IIksi'KK
ian office and examine the stock kept by Saycr & Miller lie
lore purchasing elsewhere. They arc prepared to give you
wholesale prices.
A Sophomore In the Freshman rhetoric class, when called
upon to correct n sentence rcfTcring to Dcsdemona and Ilcr
mionc, "There was chastity in each," wrote on the hoard t
"Each was chased."
Arthur E. Cross, a former student or the University, was
in Lincoln, Thursday and Friday, attending to business.
While Mr. Cross was in school he was a very active in cm be i
of the Palladian society; so of course he could not stay in the
city over Friday without visiting his old society.
The Freshman mathematical class will study higher alge
bra for the remainder of the term. Professor Hitchcock will
give lectures on the subject, instead of having the students buy
new books and then only use them for a few weeks. The
class will take up conic sections in the spring term.
Fogarty in a poetical mood: "Out from the realms of
darkness, out from oblivion's night, came the cry, that
Helen's hair,was red, and the wooden horse was white."
He changes to the following when he sees the lady composi
tor scowling: "Excuse me, please; I forgot your name was
Professor L. E. Hicks delivered a lecture before the farm
ers' institute at Elwood, Gosper county, Neb., February 7.
The purpose of this institute is to have the farmers assemble
together, and discuss questions relating to agriculture and
stock raising, and in this way determine which will be the
most profitable.
Mr. Lawrence Bruncr, who has been in the employ of the
government for several years as entomologist, recently re
ceived an official oath of citizenship which be was requested
to sign. It seems a clerk, supposing he was a foreigner, sent
the papers of citizenship to be signed before Mr. Bruner
could receive his salary.
Monday last a committee from the faculty, consisting of
Professors Bcssey, Hicks and Caldwell, met a like commit
tee from the Senior class, Messrs A. F. Woods, Peterson
andMarsh to make arrangements for commencement exer
cises. It was decided to attempt to procure some prominent
speaker to deliver the oration at commencement.
We hope the Juniors will not be offended because we do
not give the full list ol officers elected last week. But fearing
the supply of type will not stand the strain we mention but
the following: President, Miss Baker; vice-president, Hib
bard; secretary, Hclvic; correspond secretary, Ned Brown;
treasurer, Miss Bonnell; historian, II. A. Reese; lawyer, Mc
Crosky; keeper of seals, Farout.
In the last issue the notice of O. G. Miller's return was
crowded out. The IIksI'EKIAN business manager passed six
weeks in North Carallna, visiting friends and relatives. He
says the weather was delightful in the South, and he is enthu
siastic over the mellow, flowing scenery of the Blue Ridge
mountains. Miller passed several days in Memphis, Tcnn.,
where he was much interested in the largest ice factory in the
Professor Howard is in rccicpt of a very cordial and ap
preciative letter from the well known historian, James Bryce,
M. P., author of "The Holy Roman Empire" and "The
American Commonwealth." Mr. Bryce compliments Profes
sor Howard very highly upon his successful treatment of the
local constitutional history of the United states, and expresses
his satisfaction as having so good an authority to consult on
points difficult of access.
Within the last few days Professor Nicholson has received
a large variety of chat Is and two hydrometers from Germany.
One of the hydrometers consists of nineteen pieces of tubing,
and is lined for taking specific gravity of different liquid?; the
other consists of three piecci and is used for determining the
specific gravity of sugar. The charts will prove to be very
beneficial in illustrating the process of making gases and in
explaining many other chemical operations to his classes.
Although Professor L. E. Hicks had a somewhat hard,
and toilsome trip to the Black Hills, yet it proved to be an in
teresting and a very profitable one. He reports a great
quantity, as well as a fair quality, of tin in the vicinity of
Harney's peak. The professor worked both early and late
while in the Hills, but, judging from the fine specimens he
brought back with him, he was amply paid for his labor.
After he has analyzed his specimens they will be placed in
the University museum.
The walls of the faculty room have recently been adorned
with the pictures of Professor Elliot of Harvard, Hon. Seth
Law, the new president of Columbia college, ex President
Wolscy of Yale, ex-President McCash of Princeton, Miss
Freeman, the former president of Wcllcsley, President Gil
man of Johns Hopkins, and President C. K. Adams of Cor
nell. It is well worth ones time to look at this collection,
especially if he is so fortunate as to hear Professor Bcsscy's
remarks on the learned persons.
E. II. McMasters, who was a member of the class of '90
during the school year of 1885-6, from Pawnee City, died last
week in Chicago of typhoid fever. Mr. McMasters was a
student at the Northwestern university, at Evanston, 111., at
the time of his dca'h. He was taking a course preparatory to
entering the ministry. During his year's attendance here
Mr. McMastcr made many warm friends who will be much
grieved to hear of his sad death. The Hesperian extends
its sympathy to the bereaved family in their great affliction.
Every year many applications from school officers for
teachers to take positions in the public schools are received
by the faculty. Many of the University students expect to
engage fn teaching, but the difficulty is that in most cases the
professors do not know to what particular student to refer
any application. It is now proposed to establish a teachers'
bureau in the chancellor's office. Any student who wishes to
teach may leave a card in the office, giving the following par
ticulars: Name, address, class, age, terms taught, position
desired, specialty if any, and any other information which will
be of service. A list will be made of all who leave their
names, and it is hoped that it will enable students to obtain
the positions for which they arc fitted.
The first appearance of Edwards and Neumann in public:
These two young gent'emen, having hcrmiled themselves for
many mouths, assiduously digging away at school tasks, con
eluded to breathe the open air and to exercise their white
goer; accordingly last Sunday they were seen driving down
O street at a terrific- rate. When lo! Horrorsll Meher
culclll Their glee was suddenly subsided, when, in the pres
ence of many spectators, their noble steed tangled his feet,
kissed the ground, broke a shaft, overturned the buggy and
sent our heroes headlong on the hard pavement. The fine
animal having gained its equilibrium, started for home, but
before it had gone many miles was seized by an ever-ready (?)
policeman and led back to the disconceited owners. Th s
officer kindly advised the boys to drill their horse on some
side street before again attempting to appear on Lincoln's
main boulevard.