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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 15, 1891)
THE II E S P E R I A N .
88. J. G. Smith has left Germany and gone to Australia.
Where will Jerry be next?
Lee Edwards, '94, is studying medicine in the office of
Dr. Peebles in the Hurr block.
'90. It is reported that Edwin Farmer is thinking of
taking post-graduate work in the university soon.
C. F. Harlan, a tormer student, who is teaching in York
county, was in the city last week visiting friends.
'SS. O. V. P. Stout has been elected instructor in math
ematics and civil engineering. He will take up his duties,
On the evening of the farewell reception in honor of Pro
fessor Warner, an incident occurr d, perhaps an accident,
that is still a mvstery to one of the young ladies of 'So. Ucr
company for the reception had been engaged by a young
gentleman, whodiad been careful to learn the number of her
residence. Expecting him every minute, she waited patiently
and silently (?) till 9:50. Not wishing to miss all of the
reception she wcnUup to the hall alone, and, to her surprise,
he saw her should have been escort sitting there as cool as a
cucumber, evidently enjoying the program. What did it all
mean is the query in the mind of the dissnp'Hiiutcd young
A Mighty Night of" Fan and Frolic
Monday evening, April 6, will long be rcmcmbcied by
the students and other attendants of the university; by the
citizens of Lincoln, and by the visitors that chanced to be in
our city that night, Ihcy do'say that it blew out any blow
out ever heard of in this locality. There were in the neigh
borhood of 500 students. There were about 499 small boys
and girls; which makes a total of 999 tin horns, and the same
number of yards of old gold bunting. There were numerous
banners and yells and songs, etc, alike college and class prop
erty. The cadet band was in it, not as an ornament, but to make
as much racket as possible. The mighty heroes of the olden
time rose from the shades of oblivion to join in celebrating
this the happiest moment ol our lives. Zeus Peterson came
clear from the distant orient for the occasion, and with a
voice, now as heavy as a cooking-school cake, and again as
sharp as a meat-ax, sang praises to his alma mater. Nearly
all ol the ancients were ith us. Only Hercules Schoficld
and Vulcan Smith were wanting to make one believe that it
was wholly a scheme of the mighty men of the mythical
times. After several volleys by the cannon, the procession
formed and prepared for business. The band led the throng,
followed oy the several divisions, while the torch bea'crs
moved themselves ax promiscuous as possible through out the
entire procession. The future university student, formed in
lines along the side, so that they might better see how the
thing was carried on.
Where did the procession go, and what did it do? It was
not merely along the narrow line of march that the procession
was noticed, nor even tverc its effects confined to this world.
The mighty worlds in the heavens, when they perceived what
was to be turned looc,drcw over themselves the cloudy man
tle lest they should be driven from their orbits by the great
hu'llabalos. All formality tvas thrown aside and everlody
assumed a perfectly natural condition. The hayseed blos
somed forth to a wondeiful extent on the persons of Stockton
and Crabtiee, while Pound looked like a half civilized cow
boy. Hyde and Schcll true to their natures each "hooked
onto" a couple of girls and joined The long and rilent paiade.
Maghee was there with his hands rammed clear down into
his bottomless pockets and his fingers hooked ruto his boot
straps. He evidently intended to stay on earth or take his
boots with him.
When all was ready, the procession moved down town,
through town, and all around town, in the silent, sublime,
impressive manner peculiar to Uni. students. The procession
halted and cheered the yournal, the various state officers
and legislators at the Lincoln hotel; Judge Dales, H. H.
Wilson, Professors Edgrcn, Howard, Kingslcy, llcssey, and
Lieutenant Griffith. Alter the usual speech by the selected,
he was cheered and given a free ride, short but exceedingly
interesting, by the University Erial Navigation company.
The Midnight Jubilee company then returned to the campus
and joined in the wciid fantastic "ghost dance." -s the
j dance progressed the fire was kept bright by the diligent
! box-rustler and his trusty staff. The chief fire fiend was
there with his fire works, and the way the rockets and Roman
caudles went up would make the ordinary Fourth of July cel
ebration seem somewhat tame. The next and last thing on
the program was the laying of the comer stone to the library
building. Several speeches were mnde, which were suitable
to the occasion. The speeches were Impressive; so were
the men that made them. They impressed large holes
into the beautiful stone as they mounted it. Altogether, or
in parts, the celebration was a grand success. Everything
went ofT first class. When all the fire works were used up,
when all the boxes and barrels about town had been burned,
and the fire was beginning to die down, when everybody had
yelled themselves so hoarse that they could yell no more, the
the celebration adjourned for two years.
AIR: "I would not snatch one laurel." Irish.
The winter is cracking, ,
The spring is come backing,
The ficshmcn their ponies arc training,
The herds quit their stalls,
The plowman his halls,
Put the sophs in their rooms arc remaining.
The second prep graces
Arc showing their faces.
The forge of the Cyclops now burns,
There is bound the soph(T) head
In a soft feather bed,
While the redheaded Irish girl churns.
Old Pan wants a kid,
Old death makes his bid
Alike on the rich and the poor;
Sophs, if ponies you use,
Mind your p's and q's,
w Nor icsorl to a ten cent cigar.
Vol. I, No. I, of the Pedagogical Seminary, edited by
G. Stanley Hall, Ph.D.,LL.D.f president of Clark University,
contains the following of Professor Howard's "Evolution of
the University." "Institutional history treats of living organ,
isms like a biological science. The history of the university
is traced from the emhrionic scholastic guild, represented by
both its democratic and centralize! type, when the decretals
ofGratian and the sentences of Peter Lombard held the
staple matter of the ttudium generate and the privileges and
immunities were the Magna Charta down through the thir
teenth and the fourteenth centuries, showing the evolution
of faculties, degrees, officials, ceremonials, etc. The triumph
of the college over the university is then briefly sketched
and finally the rennaissance of learning in the United Stales.
The author has diligently used the many authorities which
he cites, and perhaps it would be hard to cover the vast field
here out-lined better in so small space. These pages would
make a good "finder" for a student.
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