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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 29, 1894)
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"Sand Burs" have long ceased sticking,
At least so says the report,
And "Not to Be Read" is fading
In the wake of ''Just for Sport."
It takes the breath from my poor lungs
And makes my bones rheumatic,
To go to see the English profs
Away up in the attic.
We're all of us glad that we're all of us here,
In spite of the failure of "craps,"
And we're all of us scanning the time-table o'er
To find us a half dozen snaps.
The best place to buy your dress goods, cloaks,
furs, blankets, millinery, underwear Jslioes, carpets,
toys, in fact for all kinds of merchandise, is the
big department stores of Herpolsheimer & Co.,
Twelfth and N streets, half block, Lincoln. Buy
ing and selling in the largest quantities for cash
only they are in a position to sell you good goods
at the lowest prices. ;
To the People:
I'm a new student. My name is John
Jonos. My room-mate's namo is Jacob
Peters. I've come to stay. I -have regis
tered. "Will take ninety-six hours, Classical,
Course, Freshman t year, Union Society,
Singing school and Chappell. I come from
SmartviJIe, wo had bad crops this year. My
father is1 doctor, my mother is an excellent
housekeeper and I have six sisters, all girls.
I am twenty' years old and a Republican
straight. My health is good. I belong to
the Catholic church. If there is anything
more you wish to know'just ask me. !No
trouble to toll everything.
Your bored friend,
I have just left the high school, to the
University I came, to make for my country
and myself an honored namo. The people
down in Jim-town all said that I was smart,
that I was surely destined to play a bigger
part than any other student who had loft
the town to step into the Uni. and become of
groat renown. But when I left my father's
shack a student for to he, I ran against some
obstacles that I never could foresee. I
thought I was up in Latin, but when 1 cdmo
to class, the professor interviewed nib and
said I could not "pass. Three orations in
Cicero and three books in Yirgil too, and
half of de-Senoctuto is what you -will havoto
do. t wont to mathematics with very much
assurance, Tut when""! saw tTio "teacher I was
vexed beyond endurance. Ho spoke of
Plain Gcomotry with a face so very bland
that though I'm twenty-one yoars old I did
not have the sand to tell him I was up in
that, at least from what thoy said I hatfc
reason to believe that I was way ahead
And then my heart wont to my throat, whoiV
I looked above the door and saw the sigi
'Abandon hope all ye who enter hero-. 4
went to see the English prof, and when I
spoke my part, he said I better go into the
class below to get on to the art. And now
while sitting in my room, in the ovening of
the day, I'vo half a mind to turn my steps
and try some other way. I came down to
the College to make a freshie's rep. and
after figuring up the score I'm just a second
The Former Huslc Department of the University.
To Mr. and Mrs. Menzcndorf belongs the
credit of building up and creating the music de
partment of the University.
Nine years ago the late Mrs. Menzcndorf com
menced her work with a class of five pupils. Two
years later Mr. Menzendorf commenced his work
in the University, and in connection with his
private work organized the University orchestra,
which has made remarkable progress and has
been a credit to the University.
The chorus, which grew up from a small num
ber, has become a strong and praiseworthy organ
ization. The chorus and orchestra; 'separately
and combined under the careful and thorough
drill of Mr. Menzendorf have been enabled to
render music of the highest order,and the musical
people of Lincoln have learned to look forward
to 'the concerts and recitals of the music depart
ment with much pleasure.
Through all these years, while the different de
partments of the University receivednthe aid and
support of the authorities, the music department
was left without assistance or encouragement, to
struggle along the best it could.
Yet, in spite of the' discouraging conditions
under which the instructors have always had to
work, the department has flourished and pros-,
percd and gained a reputation of highest merit.
' The success attained by the department is due
entirely to the untiring zeal and efforts of the in
structors', whose constant aim it has been to ele
vate the standard of music in the University to
the highest possible degree.
Although Mr. Menzendorf has severed his con
nection with the University he will continue to
give private instruction in piano, violin, viola,
cello, harmony and theory. Students desiring
the best and most thorough instruction at a mod
erate price, can make arrangements by calling at
the studio, 1512 R street, only three blocks from
the University. .
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