The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, September 27, 1893, Image 1

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Vol. XXII.
No. 16
Issued semi-monthly by the Hespkrian Association of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
W. CATHER Managing Editor
G. F. FISHER Editorial
G. IBABCOCK Literary
S. C. ABBOTT Literary
W. E. KIRK Alumni
. A. LUNN Athletic
B. C. MATTHEWS i Exchange
C. L. TALLMADGE Business Manager.
terms of subscription.
One copy, per college year (in advance) $1 00
One copy, one semester 60
Advetising Rates on Application.
alumni and ex-st'jdents.
Special endeavor will be made to make The Hesper
ian intere'sting to former students. Please send us your
""Subscriptions on our books will be continued
until ordered stopped.
Address all communications to The Hespeian, Uni
versity of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
It is customary for a college journal at
the beginning of each year's work to make
out a sort of political menu, which, during
the rest of the year, it talks about, refers to,
offers to die for, in fact, does everything but
follow. Desiring to honor all the hallowed
traditions of journalism, we proceed to fol
low this time-honored custom, and demand
for our statement as much credulity as the
ipublic usually has for a paper's statement of
its own policy.
During the coming year, we intend to do
just three things, so far as lies within our
power, and we may as well state thom in
plain, "unornamented language which anyone
can interpret without the aid of a hand-book
of mythology or a dictionary of similes. "We
mean to attack whatever appears to us to in
jure college spirit and activity, to defend
whatever appears to promote and strengthen
it, and to most scrupulously lt alone what
appears harmless and inoffensive.
Undoubtedly, the most pleasant position
in journalism is that of the dilettante. The
habitual and professional unbeliever at least
has the satisfaction of knowing that ho never
wastes his enthusiasm on things that are not
worth it. lndeod, after a restful summer,
the temptation is 3trong to take a balcony
seat on the wall with the elders and watch
the contest on the plain through a glass.
But such has never been the policy of the
Hesperian. For whatever else the paper
may have been noted or notorious, its pugi
listic tendencies have been universally ad
mitted. It can say, as a certain French
soldier once said, that ho had been in every
kind of fight, from a duel with a crown
prince to a street scuffle with his butcher,
and wo hope it can add, for this year at
least, the. rest of the soldier's boast, that he
considered himself a gentleman nevertheless,
for ho had always fought by the code and
never lost his temper. If there is any fight
ing to bo dong, we will be down in the lino
fighting on one side or the other, striking
out from the shoulder. If we err, we will
err through bad judgment, not through lack
of enthusiasm.
Last semester, the Husvekian completed
its twonty-second year, so far as weknowtihe
most serene and peaceful yoar of its exis
tence. In its day, it has blacked a good
many eyes, and blacked them creditably,