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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 1, Number 4 (Jan. 1900)

Tenney, D. K.
The University in the early fifties,   pp. 146-148

Bull, Storm
Instruction in free-hand drawing at the University,   pp. 148-153

Page 148

148             Wisconsin Alumni Magazine.       [January
fight. I saw it all. We were all glad'that Lathrop had been
cowed. He ceased to dominate over us as formerly. A peace
was arranged by the old chancellor between them, and Lathrop
and Barber became fast friends.
  Lathrop soon after left the University and went to southern
California. From there he went with an expicbring party to
Sonora, Mexico. The entire party were killed and scalped by
the Indians. Lathrop thus became a victim, not of profligate
habits, but of excessive enterprise. All his old friends sin-
cerely regretted his untimely death. On general principles, I
never knew a better fellow.
  Barber went to Chicago about 1867, and has been in the
active practice of law there ever since, except for about
four years, when he made the mistake of accepting and hold-
ing a government appointment in Dakota.- He is much re-
spected in Chicago as a lawyer and gentlemanj has a splendid
family, and is growing old in peace and dignity. Our friend-
ship has been warm and bright since the very day when I first
saw his fine countenance looming above the burr oaks of the
campus. The yarns he has spun and the philosophies paraded
at "The Chums," my camp across Mendota, on several visits
there, have delighted us all.
                                          D. K. TENNEY.
   All friends of the University must feel gratified when con-
 templating the steady and rapid growth of the institution, both
 as regards the number of students and the qu'ality and variety
 of the work done. But at the same time one cannot but feel
 that certain lines have been neglected by the authorities, so
 that we are distinctly behind our sister institutions in neighbor-
 ing states, not to mention the older ones in the East. The ob-
 ject of this article is to call attention to some of these gaps,
 and to the writer it seems very important that something,
 should be done at the very first opportunity, as the neglect of
 providing adequate instruction in free-hand drawing is in the

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