UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC.
tional affairs. In politics he has always been a republican, and was elected on that ticket to the regency in 1893. Mr. Weston is a successful business man, has been a life-long student, and has devoted much study to history, political science, and public finance. He is at present engaged in mercantile and banking business, being president of the Northwestern State Bank of his home city.
DIRECTOR UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC.
KIMBALL, director of the University School of Music, was
born in Columbus, Ohio, August 10, 1854. He showed at an
early age much aptitude for music. His father, a large car
manufacturer, died when the son was ten years old, and the
family soon after moved to Oberlin, Ohio, on account of
superior educational advantages. Here he commenced the study
of the piano under the most thorough instructors. He
graduated in 1873 from the conservatory with high honors and
immediately sailed for Europe, where he spent two years in
the study of piano, organ, and counterpoint under famous
masters at Leipsic. Upon his return he was chosen as
instructor at Oberlin, but in a few months was offered and
accepted the position as director of the conservatory in
tion with Iowa College at Grinnell, which was established when he assumed the position, and which became under his management the most thorough and prosperous school of music in the state. In 1894 he was induced to leave Grinnell to undertake the development of a similar project in connection with our own State University, where, with greater facilities and a broader field, he has succeeded in less than three years in establishing a school for the higher study of music especially intended for the training of teachers, and is rapidly extending its influence. The conservatory building is located opposite the University campus and is complete in its appointments. The school has a full corps of instructors and offers advantages for the study of music unsurpassed in the country.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
University of Nebraska was originally founded by an act of
the legislature entitled "An act to establish the University
of Nebraska," which took effect February 15, 1869.
H. L. Goold, Ogallala; Thos. Rawlings, Wakefield. By
appointment of the board, J. S. Dales serves as