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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (June 10, 1891)
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A Brief Letter of Introduction of Otir OradHatca to
the- Cold Unrpproclatlva "World.
It seems fitting, and eminently proper that as our twenty
eight specimens of young manhood ami young womanhood
launched forth upon the billowy bellowing bounding bosom
of life's seething Swelling surging sea, that this great tnfth
spreader should make the world acquainted with the merit
and the dualities of our seniors. Thus it comes that the
following- brief pen pictures, arc trspcctfully respectively,
and we hope respectably submitted. There arc but few,
very few of the seniors yet married and they arc not all
Next to answer to the roll call is F. E. Bishop; Bishop, the
silent man; "Elmer" is one of the pretty men of the class.
He is a great favorite among the girls, but docs not seem to
know it. He has a record all but perfect, had he not spoiled
it by taking a girl out to the chancellor's reception recently
given to the seniors. Mr, Uishop has a pleasant winning
countenance. Nothing bad could be said of him if wc hol
try, hence wc will not try. He is a graduate of the literary
course One cannot talk ten minutes with him without
seeing that he is versed in the theories of taxation and other
branches of politics. He is about 5 feci 9 inches in height,
weighs about 155 pounds, is rather dark complected, wears
no whiskers, and is on the sunny side of thirty.
Miss Mary E. Wcdgcwood, or "Mamie" as she is called
by her more intimate friends, has during her entire course
been ortc of the best of the classical students. She is below
medium height, and rather heavy set. Her complexion is
light. It seems to be one of her principles to tend to her
own affairs, and she comes about as near living up to this
principle as does any one in school. She is always spoken
of in the highest terms by ncr friends and classmates.
Next on the string according to the English alphabe t is
Miss Ida Bonnell. She is also a graduate from the literary
course. She is a little diflercnt from the last noticed senior;
you will not talk to her ten minutes before you discover the
fact that she will do the most of the talking herself. She is
not one of these sour, solemn, sedate, stiff girls. In fact you
will travel many a day before you find o jollier, happier girl,
n girl m u- full of fun for herself and for everyone else, than
Ida Bonndl. Miss Bonnell i3 a little taller than the average
girl (of her ag.) She has an opin. frank countenance,
which can however, be changed to suit the occasion. She
is not a brunette, neither is she a bleached and faded blonde .
She is one of the finest tennis players in school and a lover of
out-door sports in general.
Richard Owjn Williams is noted for his rosy cheeks , his
shyness of "the slate" and his good appetite ; also for his
musical abilities. He is nearly six feet tall, well built all
the way up, and is a picture of manhood to be envied. He
is between twenty one and twenty-three years old. He is a
graduate from the classical course. He intends to study law,
and the young lady who succeeds in ensnaring him, will at
no distant day be the wife of one of the prominent lawyers
of the land.
Miss Elinor Williams is his sister, and a graduate from
the sam: course. She is perhaps a little below the average
height of females. She is light complected. She is of
rather a retiring disposition, being intimately acquainted with
only a small number of the students. She is spoken of In
th; highest terms by her classmates.
Rosx Houton is one of the oldest numbers of the class.
She is of a pleasant, jovial disposition and has 1 very lady
liks rmnnsr. For ssveral years she has been a fixture in the
chemical laboratory and is now able readily to distinguish
between H2O and H2SO4. She will probably blossom out
as professor of chemistry in some college.
In the next cell, ladies and gentlemen, we have the only
original Charles Dan Schcll. He comes from Beatrice, the
home of Senator Collins and other curiosities. He is about
five feet ten inches tall, weighs 165 pounds. He is rather
dark complected. He wears a two by four grin, a pompa
dour and a few whiskers. He also wears some clothes. Mr.
Schcll is one of these jolly good naturcd fellows that can get
spunky when the occasion demands. He is a lieutenant in
the battalion. He is a popular young man with the girls,
at least he thinks he is, and that docs just as well. He is one
of our classics. In a few years he will be a rising young
lawyer, rising every day at q a. m.
A. M. Troycr, the swift-footed Achilles of the class, has a
good record In athletic sports, having won honors for the
U. of N. on more than one occasion. Mr. Troycr is below
the medium height, of light complexion except when he is
working out at the college farm He has a pleasant appear
ance and a smile that is enough to captivate the most
reserved of the fair ones.
Henry Bryan Hicks, better known as ''Harry," is one
of the youngest seniors. He is over six feet tall, not inclu
ding his pompadour, which adds two inches. He is straight
as an arrow, and has quite a dignified bearing when he
chooses. He has never raised any senior whiskers, nor any
other kind. He is one of the best caters in ihe class, also
one of the best ball players. He is a jolly, good-natured boy, ,
full of fun, but a fellow must not be fg green as to try to run
over him. He has completed the geological scientific course,
with some studies in civil engineering.
Miss Fannie Baker i the tall girl of the class of '91'. If
she were not a calm, dignified, hard-working student, her
classmates would stdl hold her in high esteem for her good
nature and even temperament. Miss Baker has no favorites.
She is liked by all. II energy and grit win in the class of
'91, as they have in past classes, Miss Baker will win her
share of fair fame and of human happiness. She will write
after her name B. L.
Thomas Edward Chappcll took the literary course .with
classics on the side. He takes to oratory, and has already
won some fame as an orator. Most men need "a little paste
en thcii weak backnone." Mr. Chappcll does not. In his
favorite attitude he stands at an angle of 87 to a perpen
dicular at his side, with his head thrown far back. The girls
of his class, when they have found wedded life "a delusion
and a snare," will find it to their interest to employ his ser
vices as attorney in the divorce court, for Mr. Chappell has
known wedded lite tor some time. '91 has not graduated
better material for a lawyer.
Miss Collins is an unassuming modest lady. There is no
danger that she will ever talk any one death. She has been
in school two years and has done herself credit in her studies.
Henry llen Reese is the tall man of his .class. He goeth
about like a lion seeking whom he may devour. He plays
first base like a professional, and isn't afraid to chew the
umpire, it you imagine mat nis inuiais womu wcu sianu
for "hardly anything," you must put a plaster on the craolc
in your head. He is anything from a z-cent bum to a lady's
man and a college politician. He knocks out a lesson or an
exam as he does a three-bagger over centerfield. If congress
does not catch him, he will probably be known at some time
as Judge Reese. He takes special pride in being able to
perfectly imitate the lieutenant in giving commands. Reeje
is a good captain as every company will testify.
Miss Anna Rogers, and her sister Miss Belle deserted the
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