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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1892)
THE IIESPERT AN.
committee, Ilydcmul Sheldon wcicappointcd on iheN. C. 0.
A. coustittttionnl convention. Il was decided to chnrgc fif
teen cents admission to the local contest.
"O where, () where luivc my apples gone" is the song
which the horticultural students sang when they found that
a barrel of apples, which was to have been given to the
Home of the Friendless, had disappeared.
Holiday week, art exhibition, State Teachers Association,
meeting of the State Historical Society, Horticultural Soci,
ety, Agricultural Society, Corn and sugar exhibit. This,
indeed, is as it ought to be. Hut we do not want it.
The laculty are just now finishing the preparation of a
new course of study. We predict that the student body will
be immensely pleased at the degree of e'nsticity of course
offered. From what we learn, fully one half of'thc work will
Captain Pound, Lieutenant Kisser, and Privates Case,
Day, l.ottridgc, and Grace and Phoebe Gerrard of the co-ed
skating club tested the skating faciltios of Lincoln park, Sat
urday afternoon. They reported miseiable ice but an enjoy
At a meeting of the local oratorical association held on
January 15, the following officers were elected: President,
Paul Pizcy; vice president, IS. W. Urown; secretary and treas
urer, C. lr. Stroinan. Paul Pizey and J. II. Johnston were
appointed delegates to the stale contest. The executive
The class of '93 has elected the following officers tor the
winter term: President, T. IS, Wing; vice-president, Miss
Land; recording secretary, J. C Graham; corresponding sec
retary, Miss Fletcher; treasurer, J. A. Albers; .Historian, U.
S. Bulla; sergeanl-at-arms, C. F. Stroman.
Manager Rose Iliggins of the Union girl's lug of war
team hereby challenges the Palladian team through Manager
Getner to a match for the championship ol the university
and central Nebraska; to take place in the girls' cloak room
or in one of the society halls. The Union team is composed
ol Louise Pound, captain; Anna Hay, anchor, Georgia Case,
and Anna Dunn.
Latuk Ilespeilnn office 10 p. m.--Lei the Unionists
know that Pallidian contains men, and by men must they be
conquered. I hereby challenge any and all students ol either
persuasion to a foot race -any distance from a frog's jump to
Rocky mountain'. 1 will concede forty pounds to all. Below
this.weight for age and previous performance. Co ISds. to be
allowed ninety pounds. Behold my defy. 1 pause lor a
reply. -Ajax Wiiiiu. wind Johnston.
Professor Bcssey proposes to lake a party ol toiuists to
the Scandinavian peninsula next summer, lie expects to
land at Glasgow or Liveipool, cross the country, an 1 sail
from Edinburgh or Hull, lie will then slop at mom of the
places of interest in the peninsula and will visit Professor
I'.dgreu. He expects to make a few stops in Denmark on his
tcturn. The trip ill not cost over S395 each for a party of
In their Inst issue, the old board made one or two ery
wild statemeutb. The local editor apparently accused one
of our most prominent young ladies of stealing neaily ten
dollars worth of property. He says, "Miss Green was so
very unfortunate, during the teachers association, as to h.ivo
stolen from the cloak room a pair of mitts, a veil, a silk
umbrella, and a gossamer." This announcumSnt caused gon
eral surprise among the students, and the editor of this col
umn con. 'hided that something was wrong. Accordingly he
interviewed the former editor, who explained that the arti
cles were taken from Miss Green and not by hci.
A broad smile was visible on the countenance of our
worthy registrar when, after many unsuccessful attempts, she
succeeded in finding some one who knew how to shut of! the
electric call in the chancellor's office. Had the call sounded
much longer it would have been taken for a fire alarm.
" Quo tandem iilmlcinini, nine furores, patientia nostra."
Thus spake the six fair maidens who constituted the Union
snow-ball team. They had challenged any other team com
posed of an equal number of young ladies to a snow.ball con
test on the campus. Lo. they only had the sttcngth and
coinage fin such a battle. For their challenge remained
unaccepted and seemingly unheeded.
To the joy of the cadets, the annual corn exhibit of the
State lloaid of Agriculture was held in the armory from the
19th to the 22nd inclusive. As usual it was in charge of Mr.
A. M. Troyer. The show was not as good as last year, but
those who are competent to judge say that the quality was
better. Not the least conspicuous of the exhibits was a min
ature model of the Grand Island sugar palace. This was a
novelty and attracted the attention of all.
A special company has been organized, composed mostly
of the officers of the battalion. This company will have a
special drill a few times every week. It is hoped that by
next June i,t will be well enough drilled to take part in a
compeditive drill to be held at Omaha. Even if the com
pany should not be able to compete in '.his contest, the non
commissioned officers will have the extra drill which will
make them more proficient in the performance of their duties.
"History repeats itsclP'. Last term the report reached
this office that a young gentleman, evidently a believer in
co education, had taken eight of the fail sex to society. At
first we did not believe this. Hut, upon further inquiry, we
found that it was true. Now, when the co-eds begun to carry
the slate they made a firm resolution that they would beat
the record the boys had made. Whether they have succeeded
the reader may decide from the following. While the audi
ence of a certain society was waiting for the program lo com
mence, it was startled by a great noise which evidently came
fiom one of the lower halls and which resembled something
about midway between the roaring of a lion and the bleating
of a lamb. This noise was explained when a young lady
walked in with eleven boaux. She is slowly recovering from
the shock and vows that she will never again make n martyr
The lecture dclivcied in chapel on the evening of the 26th
was very well attended. The lecturer, Rev. J. Lloyd Jones,
talked on the subject, "The Cost of a Fool." A fool, said
Mr. Jones in the course ol his lecture, may be placed in one
of tin ce classes. He is cither an intelligent fool, asocial fool,
or a moral fool. Fools of the first class arc the most numer
ous, but the fool that is most lo be pitied is the moral fool.
Mr. Jones brought forward in a very vivid manner examples
of every kind of fool from the one that, in the best socict) .
leads a bride from the gilded ball room to the altar and often
times does not have the nmornt necessary "to pay for the
gilding," to the lowest representative of society, smoking a
clay pipe under a railroad bridge. In choosing the word
"fool," Rev. Jones thought he had not chosen too strong a
term for he believed that plain facts should be set forth in
plain words. After quoting from Herbert Spencer a few
strong adjectives in regard to the human race, he said that,
perhaps, he should not have used such strong adjectives, but
after all he was "kind o'" glad Mr. Spencer had used them.
On Wednesday, Rev. Jones delivered a lecture in the Jrcs
byterian ghwch on "The Cogt of an Jdca.."
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