The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, October 15, 1892, Page 10, Image 10
10 THE HESPERIAN i whilo shouting nt tho top of his voico, "Tho sword of tho Lord and of Gidoon 1" Tho police ofiicors hoard of it, and sot out to find him. Thoy hunted tho country over and ovon dragged tho rivor, but thoy never found him again, living or dead. It is thought that ho was drowned and tho quick sands of tho rivor sucked hip body under. But tho littlo Dano boys in om- country firmly boliovo that ho was translated, liko Enoch of old. On stormy nights, when tho great winds swoop down from tho north thoy hud dle together in their beds and fancy that in tho wind thoy still hoar that wild cry, "The sword of tho Lord and of Gideon." W. Cathku. LORD TliNNYSON. Closely following tho death of one of America's first and greatest poets, Whittier, came tho news that England was bereft of her Tennyson. At the ripe, old ago of eighty three years, ho completed his life's work and passed away. Who will riso to fill his place only the future generations can toll. Ho was all poet, a man of great gifts and high purposes, and he enshrined himself in the hoarts of all who know or read . im. While perhaps ho will not be ranked as high as Byron, Browning or Shelley, yet lie will always stand as one among the greatest of tho poets that shed lustre on tho Victorian ago. jlx:ojiajstgk It is with a feeling of heartlessness strangely in termingled with trepidity and indigenous inex perience, that "I" becomes "we," at this mo mentous period of our existence. But we have no apology to make for our ap pearance. If, in the natural course of human ev ents, we are placed in any position, we remain, only, until the nature of our environment pre cludes further occupancy, So, if, at any future time, the fumes of our make oi brimstone do not equal or exceed other competing brands, we will silently gather our summer suit around us and decamp. We have, as yet no policy ; for the embryo that is here displayed may develop in many difV erent ways. Our aim shall be, however, to treat with fairness all with whom we deal and to love as brothers all from whom we steal. With a kindly feeling towards our predecessor, whose words of encouragement arc well taken. We become, Yk kxchangk KniTOR There are 360 cadets at the University of Cali fornia, 325 of whom are in the battallion. The battallion consists of six companies. The first editions of various college papers fur nish a grand opportunity for the local editors to carry otV the sweepstakes for material furnished. The literary and editoral writers have time to pause and gather breath, while their brethren are searching out the hiding places of Mr. and Misses X, Y and Z. The new students who desire to enter the band and who are prevented from so doing on account of the lack of instruments, might well follow the example of Berkeley, and organize a drum corps. This being campaign year, it might become a scource of profit At least, it w ould net enough cash to pay the expenses of the attending aurist, and there would be all the amusement gratis. Win. H. Wynn,Jr., the only and irrepressible Wm. H. will attend the Nebraska State Univer sity this year, 4Tis hard to part with so gentle a flower, plucked from the garden of love, but we must shut our eyes, and, like the little boy who ate green apples, swallow the medicine. Laying all jokes aside, we wish "Blink" much suc cess, and expect to hear good reports of his work. Midland. The freshmen of the Iowa Agriculural College, says the Aurora,, have given the sophmores a re ception. This is a very sensible way to open class campaigns. If cane rushes must be, in cur institution, let the vanquished provide the where withal to make the victors glad. This will pro vide a social accompaniment to bruised heads and smoking tempers, that will do much towards making fraternal hate succumb to brotherly love. We notice that Knox is making strenuous eff orts to secure a Y. M. C. A. building upon the college grounds. We hope that their endeavors will prove successful. A building of similar char acter would fit well in a corner of our campus. The time is fast approaching when the various soriety halls will be needed foi recitation rooms, and when a building is devoted exclusively to student organizations will be needed. It is none too early to commence agitating this question.