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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1892)
Hartley B. Alexander was suddenly called home
last week on account of the illness of his mother.
gI Dan Shell occasionally appears in the
lulls of his alma water. He usually brings his
Johnny (in his friends room, examining a piece
of "cloth, elegantly framed) "What on earth have
you got here."
Fred. "Easy Jack." "It's only a piece of
a girl's dre.-s I picked up aflei the uiiieuieak."
Dorame. "I thought you had abolished all
classes in your institution."
Braski. "Go off." "That was only a trick to
get the first Preps to organize."
Prof. Fossler's Gothic class is reading Ulphi
las' New Testament version, now-a-days. Very
likely, the five young ladies composing the class
never before studied that part of the Bible as
F. Eager has been selected by the Board of
Managers of Worthington Military Academy as
commandant of cadets. 1 lis work there is so
arranged as not to conflict with his studies in
the University and at the same time he may give
due attention to both.
Prof. Barbour deserves much credit for the able
manner in which he is taking hold of the museum.
Many acquisitions of value arc being made; the
chief difficulty now encountered is the want of
room. Cases are being rapidly manufactured to
accommodate the new collections.
Those Peruvian mumnves arc attracting a
great deal of attention from visitors. Fully two
thousand have visited them since they were set in
pluce; as many as fnty in a group have visited
the attraction. The mummies were obtained from
Minister Egan, who has kindly presented them
and the accompanying accoutrements to the
University. In digging for the skeletons, five
bodies were found, together with samples of
clothing and many articles of household use. It
is believed that the mummies antidate the Spanish
invasion they smell it.
'92 Miss Louise Pound now comes and goes
mysteriously with red ink upon her hands. We
supposed that she was practising for the role of
Lady Macbeth, until we heard that she had or
dered a bicyle for the purpose of reducing avcrdu
poise, it looks as though she were in some wav
connected with the Department on Wheels.
For Cloaks, Under ware, Dress Goods, Carpets,
Millinery, 1 oys, and Presentation Goods of all
Kinds see llcrpolfchimer fc Co., cor. uth and N
sts. Lincoln. Buying and selling in largest quan
tities for cash only, they arc enabled to sell you
good goods at the lowest. If you have friends
out of town leave their names with th.s house
and they will mail their fine new catalogue ex
press charges paid, to any part of the west
A very successful surprise party was given
Lieutenant Pershing on Tuesday evening of last
w.eek. Company "A," which the Lieutenant led
so valiantly to victory at Omaha last year, has
(ns the Chancellor expressed it) had it in for him
for some time. So, on the evening above men
tioned the company took its chance of getting
even with the Lieutenant and presented him with
a very fine sabre. The Chancellor look part in
the little surprise by enticing the Lieutenant to
his room in the artnuiy, where the membcis of
the company were seated in the dark. Alter he
entered and had recovered somewhat from the
first shock Morgan Maghee, in a few well chosen
words, in which he spoke very highly of Mr.
Sheldon, the former Captain of Company "A,"
presented Lieutenant Pershing with the sabre.
The reply by the recipient was short but im
pressive. He likened the company to the foun
dation of a pyramid and only through the efforts
of the company could the upper portion of the
pyramid stand. Mr. Maghee then took charge of
the company which, led by the Chancellor and
Lieutenant marched to Macfarland's restaurant,
where a surprise awaited the company. The
Chancellor had had an oyster supper prepared f jr
the company, and for an hour or longer the com
pany f-asted and jollified to their full satisfaction.
The Lieutenant is very proud of his sabre, which
is a splendid one. The sabre was made by Hl.uk,
Start & Frost, of New York. The inscription on
the handle is :
The Nebraska University Cadets,
Winners of Maiden Prise
National Competitive Drill,
Omaha, June 13-20, Sp2,
To Lieutenant John J. Pershing,
Sixth U. S. Cavalry,
On the blade is the name:
jfohn J. Pershing.
The worse case of absence of mind we cer
read of was described in an exchange the other
day when a man hurrying lor the train, thou Jit
he had forgotten his watch at home, and took it
out to see if he had time to go back after it.
Regent Morril is adding to the museum a -lection
of alligators. He recently procured .m
enormous fellow in Florida and is looking al ut
for others that will be valuable additions. A l.rge
case, fifteen feet long is being fitted up; in i!ns
alligators from the egg to the adult will be show 11,
likewise the skeletons and tanned hides and 10
ducts manufactured from the alligator.
There lias lieen received by the department of
Germanic language? a syllabus of the work- f
1-aufct, recently gotten out by the Universit) "f
C'hu ago. and similar to the course of lecture
gnen b Prof. J-oasler in the University extension
course. This sjstem of University extension
seems to be growing in popularity.
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