The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, October 18, 1895, Page 2, Image 2

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understands that the mombcrB of tho faculty
are each going to make a voluntary contri
bution of $25.00 in order to start tho now
enterprise satisfactorily. While our profes
sors may not bo exactly "missionaries' it
certainly is true that they are the good and
faithful friends of tho students of tho Uni
versity. It is promised that prices on books,
stationery, etc., will be reduced from 15 to
25 per cent. Much credit is duo to those
members of the faculty who have taken hold
of this enterprise and pushed it along, and,
on behalf of tho students of the University
The Hesperian entends to them thanks and
Lieutenant Pershing has departed to do
his duty as first lieutenant of a company in
the U. S. regular army, and further debate
as to his course here is useless.
The Hesperian said once, and is says
again, that Lieutenant Pershing was a very
able and eflicient commandant; he did his
work well. It also said, and sees no reason
for retreating from this position, that his
appointments and promotions were not con
ducted in a spirit of perfect fairness. Were
we so inclined we could go out, like the JS7e
Iraskan or Pear's Soap or Hood's Sarsapa
rilla and seeuru testimonials as to the justice
of our claims. But this is altogether un
necessary. It is not at all surprising that Captain Joe
Beardsley should think otherwise, and appear
in defense of liis old chief. It simply shows
that if republics are ungrateful, cadet cap
tains aro not. Captain Joe's letter is in de
fense of a personal friend, and it is to his
credit that he wrote it. But it doesn't prove
much more than would the testimonial of
Ode Rector that soda water is good for the
The registration for tho preliminaries in
the Kansas-Nebraska debates was, every
thing considered, very satisfactory. Over
thirty names wore entered, and it is under
stood that with very few exceptions they
were entered to win, and will all appear in
tho contests. Contrary to University custom
and precedents here and elsewhere, one of
tho winners of last yoar's debate has again
ontered his name for this year's contest. The
Hesperian understands, howevor, that there
is a written agreement between this Univer
sity and Kansas that no one but under
graduate students shall bo eligible to repre
sent either University in the inter-state
As the would-be two times winner writes
"A. B., University of Nebraska" after his
name, this agreement will prove somewhat
of a damper to his aspirations.
Who says that the University of Nebras
ka isn't getting to the front?
Miss Louise Pound's work on one of
Chaucers poems, pronounced by far tho best
on that subject that has yet appeared, is soon
to bo published, one of our alumni has been
appointed a lecturer in Greek history at
Harvard, another is lecturing on Psychology
at Cornell, articles by Professors Taylor,
Luckoy and Wolfe occupy prominent places
in recent periodicals, and now comes tho
announcement that Professor Wolfe has been
made associate editor of tho reorganized
American Journal of Psychology.
"Doul brag!" certainly not: but then
don't bo afraid to mention these things. '
Blossoms fairy, light and airy,
Red, and pink, and white,
'Mid the grasses on the prairie
Wave from morn till night.
Blossoms rarest, purest, fairest, ' -
Of nil flowers thnt row
Peep from dewey dawn till night-fall,
Neath the old hedge row.
Blossoms sweetest and completest,
Tint and perfume rare,
Scatter all along the wayside
Fragrance everywhere.
Phantom blossoms, fading, dying;
Under moss and mold
Fairy petals now are lying,
In the damp and cold.
Lulu Burrows'.