The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 15, 1891, Page 6, Image 6

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friend 6W, it's easy enough to make an assertion, hut quite
another thing to prove it. Mr. Chappcll's appearance
together with the fact that he was under the care of a physi
cian is proof enough of his illness. In conclusion, vc would
ask the Owl whether sectarian institutions are generally
characterized by charity?
Intercfttlns to '80er.
Once a year the secretary of the class of '89 receives a
letter from each membei. With the itiluitnaliou thus received,
she writes the class letter. The following is an extract from
the last class letter.
Lincoln, March, 1891.
To 'Sg, Greeting:
Come back, oh visions and shadows
Of happy days of yore,
We'll forget the cold world around us,
And be just 'Sgers once more.
' But come to think of it, classmates, "The mill will never
grind with the water that is past," so I'll to the present.
Listen to my talc of woe.
lune 16, '90, C. W. Pigclow and May Tower.
Sept. 8, '90, II. J. Webber and Lucy Hardin.
Nov. 19, '90, A. L. Frost and Jennie Bonncll.
Feb. 11, '91, E. R. Tinglcy and Vadic Taylor.
Feb. 9, '91, T. A. Williams and Effie Snell.
Match 4, '91, M. I. Bigelow and Edith Mockctt.
In their laudable desire to show the world a thing or two,
and reflect two or three two-foot strata of glory on alma
mater, these 'Sgcrs have gone at it in such a way as to con
vince the secretary that (she would fain have remained in
blissful icnrance of the fact) as the rude world wears off
Sg's golden halo, (like as the festive youth deprives the
butterfly of its feathers,) some of these heavrn built geniuses
are only mortals after all. But seriously, brethren, you have
done well. A man without a wife don't amount to much.
If there is anybody in the wide world who needs helpmeet,
it is the average, the extraordinary, or any other man. Who
writes the preacher's sermons, the lawyer's pla, the poli
tician's speech, the senator's oration, the scientist's ;non
ograph, the poet's sonnet, the novelist's last plot? Who
balances the book keeper's accounts, duects the business
man's financiering? But why continue? For ten times out
of nine, woman is the sturdy oak and man the clinging vine.
So cling on. brethren, you ate bound to succeed. Hut on
your condition, sisters, my lips are sealed. May Fate make
exceptions of your cases. So let the good work go on until
well, pray that Fate will draw the line at the secretary, who
will be quite content to "live to be the last leaf ujkjii the
tree." In behalf of the class, I extend the right hand of
fellowship to those who have become matrimonially related to
'89. Blessings be upon their heads.
O, '89ers, truth is stranger than fiction. The class boy is
a. girl, born, Feb. 7, '91, Mariel, daughter of l'rofessor Elton
and Helen Aughey Fuluier. This promising infant is very
precocious. At the age of two tveeks she could say '89 very
plainly. And now, classmates, be resigned; a irerciless sec
retary is about to begin on you.
Ernest Eagleson w the fust to address the class. He
wrote from the dictates of bis own conscience, without any
urging from the secretary. He is in the mining engineers'
department, U. P. It. K., Rock Springs, Wyo., as is also
Frank Manley. They haven't set the world on fire as yet,
but are doing then best at it. Eagleson says Frank is not
bashful Any more, and is said to be contemplating matrimony.
Now, Frank has a way of spending a minimum amount of
time in contemplation, and a maximum in execution; but
lime will tell the story. Mv private opinion is that Frank
would make an elegant bachelor. Frank doesn't accuse
Eagleson of anything worse than raising a beard, and tem
pers the wind to the unshorn lamb, by saying that he supposes
Eagleson can't help his looks. O, that I might send you thai
sketch of Eagleson to which Frank treated me. Frank is
going to South America on a mining expedition.
Imagine the joyful surprise occasioned by a few express
ive lines from Fletcher, who seeks whom he may legally
devour in the righteous city of Omaha. He has been admitted
to the bar, and is said to be more than holding his own. He
claims to be living on one meal a week. Presumably rcsthct
icism is the cause of this abstinence.
A merry greeting from over the sea comes from Mr.
Newcomer, who was in Germany, but is now in France. It
may be interesting to know that he has made more than
enough teaching English to pay his expenses.
Tinglcy sent a document that spoke volumes his wedding
rard. Home, 647 south Twenty-seventh street. He is appar
ently a fixture in the Nebraska Savings bank.
Gerwig and Baughinan, life and accident insurance
Sheldon block. They cordially invite cither resident or visit
tug '89CIS to their office. In this world's goods they seem to
prosper, and rumor gives them great popularity in select
social circles. Mr. Gerwig is still doing some university
work, in spite of that M. A. Time and experience seem only
to have added to his charms.
Myra Clark is still in Sutton giving music lessons.
C. W. and May Bigelow are at Madison, Neb. C. W.
has charge of the public schools, and May of literature and
mathematics in a normal college. They expect to make
Lincoln their home.
M. I. Uigclow was pluming himsclt on his fortitude and
strength of mind concerning matrimony, and here he has
gone and done it. He is said to be very successful in business.
O. W. Fifer is at Evanston preparing for the ministry, in
love with his work, but more than ever, a devotee of U. ol N.,
and '89. He is preaching at Hcrmosa Chapel, a Chicago
mission. Lincoln 'Severs note that he is still drawn to Wymore
Neb., as a magnet to its pole.
Tommy Allen is still with Bryan & Talbot. He ha been
admitted to the bar. He raises lamentation oi'cr what might
have been. He spread the eagle last Fourth at a little town
out west and one of the village maidens struck his fickle
fancy. He wrote to her, one a week, two a week, three a
week, and was invited to her wedding. Poor Tommy.
Rumor says he is finding ample consolation elsewhere.
Mr. French is still railroading at St. Paul, Minn. He
snubbed the secretary and his career is shrouded in mystery.
Al 'Pizey is at Boston law school. He is imbibing cult'
urc and patriotism at the Hub. He objects to the cuit postal
of the secretary because he lives in a Boston attic and dines
in a Ifoston basement.
Webber is instructing in the Shaw School of llvUny, St.
Louis, Mo. The matrimonial "we," appear in his letter
with conspicuous ficquency. Through him Lieutant Dudley
greets '89.
Logan Stephens is assistant principle of the Fullerton
schools. He not married, but wishes he were.
Note th?s fact, that last Juns, '89 took as many M. A.' as
the university has granted in all the time previous. Nothing
sV'tr alout '89. "May her shadows never grow less." O,
89, be sure to come iu for the alumni banquet, aud bring
your five dollars with you; for he who eats must pay. Have
you any suggestions to make to the secretary? Long live '89.