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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1895)
WHERE THEY'LL BE.
One breezy foronoon in February, 1001, n poor,
ragged, forlorn individual sauulorod carelessly up tho
stone walk toward tho University of Nebraska. As if
from habit ho made straight for tho 'Co-op." without
speaking a word or looking at anybody, this curious
personage walked over to tho north-oast corner of tho
room, seated himself in a chair and throw his feet up
on tho dilapidated desk still holding itself together.
Tho visitor scarcely noticed his surroundings. lie
was for a timo lost in meditation. Suddonly ho aroused
himself and Bbegan to survey the apparently dosorted
room. Ho evidently had been thoro bofore. Tho same
old sholvos, the numerous gas and sloam pipes, tho un
painted lockers, the papers scattered ov-r thoiloor, and
the old type writer were still there.
On a more careful survey of tho premises, tho visitor
noticed something which ho had at first ovorlookod.
Bohind tho countor, back in ono corner and almost
concealed from view, sat a person, whom tho strangor
thought ho recognized. What was his surprise on go
ing over to tho corner, to find his old friend, "Polly
"Wheeler! " "Polly" was busily engagod studying
Freshman Gorman which ho loluctlautly laid down to
engage in conversation.
After a discussion of tho profitableness of tho book
trado and tho success of tho University of Nebraska in
football, tho conversation turned to old students. Nat
urally, tho strangor inquired after that renowned class
of '95, of which he had been a member. "Yes," said
Polly, "they aro scattered far and wide, but we keep
track of most of them. They ary doing famously."
"Tho only electrical engineer oE tho class, Earny
Haughton, has a lucrativo position as 'motor-man' on
tho 'Broadway and Down-town Street Railway' of Now
York city. Weeks, tho lone civil engineer, enlisted to
put down tho insurrection in Oklahoma and has not
been heard from since. Benjamin Classical Matthews
has been taming bronchos and punching cattle on tho
plains of Now Mexico. Every once in a while ho has
an article in tho Forum on 'How to Make Impossible
Possibilities Possible.' E. B. Sherman is selling flowery
figures of speech made to order for Junior themes
(office on fourth iloor). Tho last we hoard of Waltor
Van Fleet was thathe had just boon made 'ward-boss' in
Now York city by Tammany and was distributing pat
ronage in a very bountiful manner."
Bert Forbes was appointed to reorganize tho
National Guard. With tho ablo assistanco of " Bob "
Cheonoy ho has succeeded in oxlorminating tho organ
ization. Willio Forsyth is being utilized to pick
oranges from tho top branches of California trees.
Kimball has been making prodigious efforts to got
color into "it." Tho listener sighed audibly at this.
"Oberlies is-still employed to fill Prof. Adams waste
basket. Hinds died heroically defending himself. At
a little news stand on O street you will find Georgo
Town dispensing 'Somboros' Vol. III. Tho remain
ing few may be had for 50 cents each for ono week
Thoso are tho only boys of whom wo havo authentic
returns. " But tho girls, how about them?" eagerly
exclaimed the visitor. "You know the girls of ' 95
woro all right." " Yes," Baid Polly, "I've had oc
casion to know all about thorn, but thoro aro only a
fow of them loft now. Wo hoar about thorn every
once in a while. Miss Gray is lecturing on "Woman
Suirorago" in Salt Lake Oity. MisB Pound's lifo
was blightod by psychology." At tho mention of
psychology tho stranger frowned but said nothing.
Unmindful of this tho enthusiastic "Polly" continued:
"Then there was tho 'inseparables,' Miss Burks
aud Miss Bridge. The former has beon busily on
gaged meditating ou her paBfc while tho latter thinkb
only of tho future. Saddest of all was tho awful
accident that happened to Miss Morgan. So much
intorost did sho tako in tho classics aud so absorbed
did she, becomo in them that bIio actually forgot hor
native imguagc and nuvr goes around muttering iu
Greek, or talking very itrangely in Latin, and vainly
ondoavoring to mako herself uudorstood." Overcome
by tho thoughts of such a condition tho narrator
sank back into his chair and was silent. Tho Btrangor
wont back to his corner, assumed his customary atti
tude and began to meditate enco more. '
FOR MUTUAL ADMIRATION.
Tho annual banquet of tho Grcokish-Barbarian-anti-Hesporian
policy, f roe-to-all, irrospectivo-of-provious-condition-of-servitndo
society (for tho cultivation of
tho whole man frutorually, barbarically and spirit
ually) was held in Palladian hall last ovoning. Tho
affair was ouo of tho greatest society events of tho
season. It was woll attended, every noted individual
in the college being pi-osent
After tho foast a businoss mooting was held at which
much wrangling was indulged in but a program was
finally arranged for the next meeting which will tako
place Juno 10. 1895.
Tho following program will be rendered at tho next
meeting which will bo hold in the chemical store room,
The Broad Policy of the G. B. A. H. P. F. T. A.
I. O. P. 0. O. S. S Nob Abbott
Tho Vioissitudos of Lifo. A Member of tho Class of '96
" Ono Word More " (By request) LP. Gardner
The Contented Man H. K Wheeler
Should a Man Pony in Latin? A. S. White
What .Shall I Dojto Get Through? G. A. Flippin
The Scholar in Politics A. J. Weaver
Important if True C. C. McDowel
Woman as We Know Hor E. H. Haughton
Tho Way of tho Business Manager Bob Graham
The Advantage of the Salute in Military Tactics
Oratory, How it is Abused R. S. Baker
Tho Stage as a Profession F. O. Cooloy
"Wo All Do It" E. O. Pace
Song, " What Do Wo Caro " Society
A Student of Ann Arbor says there aro only two
rules: tho first; that they shall not set fire to tho col
lego building; and the second, that they shall not kill
any of the professors. Ex.
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