The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 1, Number 4 (Jan. 1900)
Tenney, D. K.
The University in the early fifties, pp. 146-148
University in the Early Fifti He says that John H. Lathrop, Jr., son chancellor of those days, whom every studen Barber, Jr., had a row at the south dormitor mer got the worst of it; that Lathrop went and died a victim of profligate habits, and t sides in Dakota. These statements are de( I was attending the University, I think it the pugilistic encounter between the two I was an eye-witness to it. John Lathrop wa low, honest and of good habits, and always r had a domineering disposition, was "suc quarrel," and all the rest of us were afraid a great wrestler and enjoyed physical cont good scholar too. By and by Hiram Barn University. He was a splendid fellow, phys'i and by nature as kind as a kitten. What was then a wilderness of burr oak trees. I that when Barber first hove in sight, his hea above the tops of the trees and that some f( was about to attack us. Barber spent his boyhood on a Dodge c strong as an ox and as quick as lightning. quently irritated by others with the idea th rival in the physical field. He determined to at the first opportunity. The only building was Ndrth College, aswe used to call it, for w] the corner stone in 185o. There was a well ner, from which the students procured wat sary purposes. .Barber had been to the wel a pitcher of water and was returning with trance of the building. Just at that time L, the entrance to go to the well and was to pý As he did so, he purposely lurched against pitcher from his hands and broke it. In a him on the head and laid him low. Arising throp sought to grapple his antagonist, but vinced him that he had met his superior. )f the glorious old t loved, and Hiram ý, in which the for- :o Central America hat Barber now re- :idedly misleading. was in 1851, when )oys occurred and a most clever fel- emained so, but he den and quick in Af him, for he was ention. He was a er, Jr. entered the mally and mentally, is now the campus t used to be said d was seen waving ared Black Hawk ounty farm,.was as Lathrop was fre- it he had finally a dispel this illusion ýrected at the time rich I helped to lay m ear the north cor- er for their neces- one morning, got it' toward the en- tthrop came out of ss Barber, en route, him, knocked the second, Barber hit immediately, La- another blow con- That ended the 1900. ] ?$. 147
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