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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1896)
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nt tho university of Nolirmkn,
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I'rin- )ier immtli,
ArtilretM nil Ooiiitnntilentlonn to Tins N'hiihahkan,
Unlvornlty of Nnbrinkn.
Truth Js npt ito hit vory Imnl Bomo
Mmos. 1ho artlolo written by U C.
Smith which npponral In our issuo two
wooks ngo 80oni8 to havo pantnkon of
tills quality ito n grant dogrco. It
struok so lmnl ns to cause tho itlloto
rlnl writer of a contemporary shoot to
loso nil sonso of honor and voracity thnt
ho may havo possessed. Tho space In
tho last Hesperian which was filled
with such derogatory and slurring re
marks should bo passed over by us with
allont contempt. Indeed, .11 was un
called for, It showed such littleness and
personal spite, It abounded In mich
grass exaggeration, and assailed ono
who Js so far above reproach 1n tho
oyos of tho student body as tho writer
In question has degraded himself be
low tho lovel of solf-rcspoot. Wo no
tice It, wondering, porhnps If there
would oo ono person so foolish as to
pay tho slightest hoed to It. If there
bo one such, the easiest way that per
son can satisfy his conscience Is ito
apologize to Mr. Smith.
Wo do not write these words out of
personal friendship for Mr. Smith. A
natural instinct cries out against an
unnatural Injustice. There is not one
word of refutation of Mr. Smith's state
ments In the scurrilous article. It Is a
compendium of spite and untruthful
ness. It :is beneath the notice of a
common sense individual and we read
it merely as our perfunctory duty.
We ask, why did not tho writer have
tho courage to sign Ills name to It? As
It lis, Mr. Allon, the editor-in-chief, has
to boar the blame. He has to "hold
tho sack," and undoubtedly he would
like Ho tic up tho wrltor in it and hide
him from the eyes of tho world.
P. T. RILEY.
Thoro Is a noticeable degeneracy In
military discipline lately. It would bo
Irony to apply the term "military" to
tho appearance of some of the slouchy
cadets who roam about tho campus.
In our opinion a man who would wear a
white sombrero with a cadot suit has
very lltto self-respect. There should
bo a bracing up In our military depart
ment. Charter day is approaching,
and we do not want visitors to find us
negligent and careless in what we have
been proud to point ito our military
efficiency and discipline.
Wo ihave been favored with another
long dessertatlon on the foiadvlsablllty
of requesting a college song. We are
sorry we cannot agree with "E. W."
Maybe someone else can. Here is a
small extract from tho last communi
cation: "Tho fact that the English club was
not able to write an acceptable song
appears to mo to be a strong argument,
although I liave not been in school long
enough to know the workings of this
club. Thoro Is no use of getting
worked Up on either side of the ques
tion, because, no mattor what Is done,
a college song is not likely to be forth
coming. The various hopeful editors
of college papers might write ten col
umns of editorials begging clamorously
and Indiscriminately for a college song,
or paste placards around tho halls or
sidewalks, and yet we would be just as
destitute of a song as ever. The fact
that the editorials say it is not neces
sary to compose our own music, but
can steal music anywlierCV shows noth
ing but the fact that the authors are
deplorably and hopelessly ignorant of
what a song should be. But of course
all this is understood by the majority
"Now it is very laughable to think
what sort of a song it is that these
hopeful writers wish for. They don't
ask much. All they want is an entire
ly original song, with music which will
please the critic class, which will have
catohy yot pootlc and patriotic words,
whloh tho cadot band can play ovory
tlmo wo want to hoar It, and which
will bo slniplo enough for .tho on tiro
studont body to alng. Tho combined
genius of Mozart, Dudley Buck, Sir
Arthur Sullivan and Jnmos Thornton
could not concoot such a monstrosity of
a song ns this, but ovldcntly tho edito
rial writers do not know it. More than
this, I venture 4 say that a oollegv
song has novcr been written which
could bo sung by a real majority of the
students of that college. So while tho
columns of college papers aro recking
with prayers for a Bong, I should llko
to ndvlso tho editors to fill tholr col
umns with material that would bo
more likely to gain something.
"Pony Tracks" is tho latest produc
tion from tho pen of Predorlc Romlng
ton. How suggestlvo tho title! It
promises to locomo vory popular with
In an uncertain course ho propelled
tho pesky machine. In tho dim twi
light stood a masculine form, but a de
cidedly feminine voice soundod there
from. "Lot go th' handles onco, John."
Thoro was a motalllc roaring of tho
wires overhead, and tho sound of es
caping air. John had "lot go th han
Our poet, Reed, desires to obtain all
general information possible and if he
can pick up anything in n stray leoturo
ho is likely to attond it. Reed is not a
chemistry student, but ono day ho
thought ho would attend a lecture and
got what ho could out of it. It was
hardly a compliment to Professor
Whlto's ability when Reed was inquir
ing from some of his Y. M. C. A. friends
tho noxt day what religious sect the
"cyanides" belonged to.
Tho electrics aro telling a good joke
on Professor Davis, but we cannot
vouch for tho truth of it. It runs like
this: Prof, thinks he can figure every
thing out mathematically, and in an
idle moment ho reasoned that If tho
fork of his wheel was turned around,
it would ride just as easy. He reversed
it. Ono trial was sufficient, however,
and tho next day tho machine resumed
its normal position. Prof, isn't telling
what happened during the interval.
A contemporary stated that each lit
erary society had two members on tho
recently elected oratorical ticket.
Query: Is 0. H. Allen the two from
They had evidently been trying to ex
haust all the excitement afloat in thu
alty. They had made a round of tlie
frat rooms and had smoked tlnee or four
cigars each and had stayed at Don's
a half an hour and eaten all their con
stitution and purses would stand, and
yet they were not satisfied. They had
gone to the roller skating nlnk and held
pair of ill-flttilng roller skates. After
up the Wondering Minstrel while hu
slid along the length of the hall on a
the first round was completed he fell
down in a heap and dragged the other
two with him and In the scullle there
were three cigars and a part of the
Baritone's skate broken, bo they de
aided to get out before they were made
to iay for the damage to the floor. It
was merely by accident that they drifted
Into a fortune teller's olliix to spend
what little they had left. The Wonder
ing Minstrel said they were going in
"to get new Impressions." The Banjo
Fiend wanted to find out If the future
held out any hope of his being an artist
on his particular instrument and the
Baritone wanted to know what the im
mediate prospect was for a certain car
Une to be extended.
The fortune teller approached the
Wandering Minstrel and asked if there
was anything he was particularly de
sirous of knowing.
"Yes," was the onswor. "I -wish to
know whether I was born great, am to
achieve greatness or have It thrust
"You must have been born great,"
said the fortune teller, "because there
Is but little chance of your achieving
greatness or having it thrust upon you."
It struck the Wandering Minstrel as
being a pretty old Joke, but he said noth.
"Moreover," went on the old man,
closely studying his palm, "you are
about to come in possession of great
"I wonder If. he means the Glee club
Is going to pay me?" tliought the Wan
dering Minstrel, feeling hopeful.
"Ami you are also going to have nn
unexpected success," added the lwlmJwt,
"I guess that menus that I will get
my hoped-for engagment with the
Holdens," said tho Wandering Mlnstrol,
v.Mth a pleased smile. "There Is noth
ing which is quite equal to rTeTng born
great after all."
Tho fortune toller was now looking
olosely at the Baritone's hand ns If ho
had come dlffoulty In seeing the skin
xvhWa was possibly tho case. Finally
he said: "You aro about to take a long
"Biding or walking?" asked tho Bari
"Walking!" answered tho old man, de
cidedly. "Oh! that Is nothing remarkable,"
said the Baritone, sadly. "I do that
nearly every evening, 1 was noplng
that they were going to extend tho car
The Dalniist went on to tho Banjo
Fiend. "You are also about to take a
Journey," he said.
"I guess that means ithat the Glee
club Is going to take tholr trip," said he
"You are also going to suffer a great
loss," added the fortune toller, slowly.
The Banjo Fiend Jumped to his feet.
"I'll bet that means that somebody Is
going to steal my banjo," he cried ex
citedly; and he Immediately resolved to
chain that precious Instrument to the
leg of the bed when he wont home. He
did not oare to hear any more, for the
last remark had excited him very much.
He stuck his hand in a vest pocket full
of gut strings and pulled out a dO-cent
piece part of his rake off from the
Glee and Banjo club concert.
When they were on the sidewalk
again they looked around for some
thing to do.
"Let's serenade a little," said the
The Banjo Fiend looked mt him with
a dry smile the remark wns not so iru
nocent as It seemed to be.
"No," said he, slowly. "I don't intend
to walk four miles and a half and spill
my throat for the purpose of hearing a
girl clap her hands feebly once or twice
and say It Is 'real sweet.' The re
ward Is not sufficient compensation for
the labor." And he turned and walked
briskly toward his room to look after
Tne minutes later the Baritone stood
alone on the corner of the street where
he roomed. He held his watoh in his
hand and' was meditating.
"No," said he.sadly. "It is too late
to start now. I guess I will have to do
the next best thing; and he went up to
his room and took up his photograph
BY AND BY.
What if the (times ore hard?
They'll be better by and by.
There's no use In having the blues,
The sun still shines on high,
The world Is full of fun,
There's far less shade than sun,
Tls better to laugh than cry.
What It your heart does ache 7
'Twill get over it, by and by,
But vory few hearts e'er break,
Though often we wonder why;
But the heart was made for bliss
And the lips were mode to kiss,
You'll be happy if you try.
WILLIAM REED DUNROY.
Ten and 11 o'clock recitations will be
ten minutes shorter Monday. During
chapel Profesor Ward will give a half
hour talk on the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity.
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