Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, May 15, 1890, Page 8, Image 8

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Several of the Uni, boys imported their best girls for the
contest and banquet, consequently a few of our most patri
otic anil loyal girls did not have a way to go, hence they
were deprived of a very enjoyable time.
The most characteristic and noticeable, feature of the
parly given at the home of Mr. Floyd Scybolt on the evening
ofMayGwas the attention shown to a fair prepess by Mr.
Clark. The boys say that Dill is "mashed."
Dr. Griffith, a member of the Royal Microscopical society
of England, lectured before some of the scientific students
Friday evening on the microscope. He is the inventor of the
Griffith Club microscope which he fully explained.
The Phi B;ta Kappa of Rochester university has elected
Professor Hodgman to the Tota chapter. This is a special
honor which is not conferred to societies but is open to all
graduates attaining the highest degree in scholarship.
Last week Professor Hicks received from Berlin four his
torical and geological volumes on China, written by Baron
von Kichlhofcn, These exhaustive works with their excel
lent illustrations and maps make a valuable addition to the
geological library.
V. II. Sawyer, '93, having left his banquet tickets at
home, attempted to guin entrance to the grand feast by means
of two lecture tickets. At first the door-keeper refused to let
him enter; but finally consented, after Mr. Sawyer's lady had
made a very eloquent plea.
The Sunday morning's Bee, of May 11, contains an article
written by Irving Manatt, ex-chancellor of the Nebraska state
university. In this article Mr. Manat has. given an interest
ing account of the Greeks' celebration of the sixty-ninth anni
versary ol their independence.
The last proof sheets of the catalogue have been corrected
and it will soon be ready for distribution. Its bright, clean
appearance, together with accuratencss, will present a favor
able contrast to last year's issue. It will show a total of 474
students, 264 male and 210 female, an increase of 47 over
last year, which is decidedly encouraging considering that
the increase is in the college classes.
The poor preppies feel very much hurt on account of the
article that appeared in our last issue concerning them, and
declare eternal vengence against the editor that wrote it.
Poor little creatures we are sorry we hurt your feelings, but
alas, you should have made your complaints sooner.
We take pleasure in making note of the marriage of Mr.
R. S. Mockctt, once a member of '88, and Miss Minnie
Broady, which took place at the home oi the bride near Ce
resco, Neb. It was a very quiet wedding, only the members
ol the two families being present. After the ceremony the
wedding party came to Lincoln. Mr. and Mrs. Mockett will
live with the groom's parents until they get ready to begin
housekeeping. The Hesperian extends hearty congratula
tions to the newly wedded pair, and wish that their life may
be one of happiness and joy.
Professor Brace has been granted a patent upon his new
dynnino. This machine embodies many new principles in its
construction, one of the most important being a fixed com
mutator. The dynamo is designed for laboratory use and
will add greatly to the facilities for the study of electricity.
Two alternate current arc lamps have been received and are
being tested. These are the only lamps of the kind west of
Pittsburg. It is the intention to supply the light for Grant
Hall from our electrical laboratory. When the dynamo and
lamps are thoroughly tested further particulars will be-given.
A 'few days ago Professor Brace received from Berlin some
very fine apparatus for the study of polarization and double
refraction of light. The order for this apparatus was placed
two years ago, and but one man in Berlin was skilled enough
in this line to work upon the instruments.
In working upon the histoogy ol the young cucumber
plant A. J. McClatchie has foumli that the methods similar
to those used in zoology can be applied to plant tissue in pre-'
paring it for section cutting on the microtome. He has spent
most of the term experimenting on the different methods
used in treating the several kinds of vegetable tissue and has
obtained some very satisfactory results.
Mr. Chappcll visited eleven largest towns ol the state to
find out the real wages and the manner ol living of unskilled
laborers in Nebraska, for the purpose of ascertaining whether
it is possible for unskilled laborers to save any great amount
of money. He found them particularly intelligent as to the
mcansvof ameliorating their condition, and noticed as much
intelligence among the unskilled as among skilled laborers, .
He spent most of his time in Omaha and Grand Island. Mr.
Chappell's investigations will soon be published in a Sunday
edition of the Omaha World Herald.
Monday aftcroon Lieutenant Griffith gave a lecture upon
"Explosives as Employed in the Military Service." The
composition of the different explosives, and the various kinds
of permaucnt gases generated by them, also the chemical
equations or reactions and the relative power of the most power
ful explosives arc explained. The lieutenant has a large class
that is taking great interest in the work. There was a time
when studies in the military department were slighted as much
as possible, but the present itstructor has succeeded admirably
in arousing interest for the work in his department.
Messcrs II. A. Sentcr, B. C. Yates, W. E. Brook, and P.
L. Hibbard , having accepted good positions will be in school
no more, this term. Mr. Sentcr is employed by the Nebraska
beet sugar experiment station. Professor Nicholson has es
tablished an experiment station in each county throughout
the state. Mr. Scnter will have the supervision of this work;
he will also take the amount of rainfall at each place and re
port the same to the station at Lincoln. Mcssers Brook and
Yates arc working with the B. & M. repairing surveyors gang.
The gang with which Brook works makes their headquarters
at Lincoln, and the one with which Yates works is stationed
in the southern part of the state. Mr. Hibbard is working
with a surveying party that is setting grade stakes for the new
railroad that is being constructed between Custer City
and Dcadwood, South Dakota.
The Hesperian continues to fight the Greek letter fra
ternities. College Chips.
That is true. We're in the fight to stay. ,
The Ogontz Mosaic for April contains a supplement in com
memoration ot Lincoln which has, however, but little original
material. Nevertheless who can say that ladies arc not patri
otic? The Scholastic contains a characterization sketch upon the
"Foibles of College Boys," which in genuinely humorous
style gives the characteristics of the four peculiarly college
"fiends," the athletic man, the bard or musician, the society
man and the "man who owns the place." The descriptions
are all well drawn, and are illustrated after the manner of
Pack or "Judge. The article is full of good hits.