The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 01, 1893, Page 10, Image 10
10 THE HESPERIAN m "How is it these bills are so very wet?" Asked the manager, with a vim ; "Oi guess," said the witty janitor, "There's that much due on thim." After a careful perusal of our exchanges, it is our opinion that college enthusiasm in many institutions is at an ebb. The general cry of college editors is "be up and doing. n There are trees in California so tall that it takes two men and a boy to look to the top of them. One looks till ho gets tired and another commences where he left off. Selected. The man who is curious to see how the world can get along without him, can find out by sticking a needle into a mill-pond and then withdrawing it, and looking at the hole it left in the pond. A literary Frenchman, after studying Eng lish for a few months, wrote to an American friend: "In small time I can learn so many English as I think I will come at the Amer ica and go on the scaffold to lecture. '' If there should bo another flood, Quickly to my Greek I'd Hy; For if all else should be engulfed, Anabasis would still be dry. Ex. The University of Michigan is going to improve its foot ball team. Five hundred dollars have been subscribed for the ex penses of next year's coaching, and a mass meeting of the students is to be hold to raise more money. At the University of Chicago no excuses will bo asked for or granted, and if at the end of a year a man has charged to him thirty absences, he will be required to take an extra minor to cover (hem. If there are only twenty-nine nothing will bo said of them. Exchange. An export mathematician has boon figuring on foot-ball, which is apparently becoming the principal study at most of our col logos: Ho says the energy in the average game, if applied to the plow, would break up twenty acres of tho heaviest soil known in this country. No time should bo lost in sending information to tho fathors of foot-ball play ers. Sunday Globo. Elsewhere in this department, havo boon given a few samples of collogo vorso. Tho reader must judge for himself whether they will endure forever or will havo to bo on dured. The predominant topic for poots to onlargo upon seems to bo love. Wo hope that none of the young poets over marry while in the mood that inspires somo of their offusions; for in that case thoy would most surely need a divorce coupon attached to their marriage certificate. If an S and an I and an O and a IF, With an X at the end spell SU, And and E an a Y and an E spell I, Pray what is a speller to do ? Then if also an S, an I and a G And an HED spoil cide, There is nothing much left for a speller to do But to go and commit siouxeyesighed. Kx. On Monday the house of representatives in committee of the whole passed tho bill giving tho University 70,000 for buildings and 25,000 for sundry expenses. Tho bill was easily passed, and tho feeling is that the senate will act favorably on it somo time to day. Tho enormous growth of the Univer sity has made this increase necessary and the .Journal is ploasod to see that our legislators take such an interest in state educational matters. Kansas Students Journal. We clip tho following from "Reflections on Life at Harvard," given in the Fayette Collegian: "Intellectually considered, Harvard can not bo too highly recommended, but out of the 3,300 students tho Y. M. O. A. has less than fifty members in regular avorago atten dance. Chapel servico is voluntary, about two hundred going each morning. Literary and debating societies amount to but little. Loss than four per cont of tho students take part in them. My ebsay for Professor Grind, Much praise I thought would for me win, But life is short and soon I find, Decomposition has set in, Brunonian, She's my Sandwich, I'm her ham, She's my Lillie, I'm her Sam. Soon I'll annex her, You may bet Little Hawaii Will be my pet. Ex.