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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 6, 1895)
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, DEC. 6, 1895.
Issued semi-monthly by tlie IIksI'Krian Asociatiou of llic Univer
sity of Nebraska.
Our esteemed and able contemporary,
'The, Monitor, seems to be undergoing bushels-
of trouble. Two successive reductions
in size, curtailing their reading matter
almost one-half, would seem tribulations
enough for so worthy a publication. But
still worse, publication day is getting wobbly
and uncertain, and last week our hearts
failed to be cheered, for The Monitor came
not. "All men are mortal" and so are the
college papers excepting only Thk Hesper
ian. Thk Hesperian is, pleaded to announce
that the University has some friends who
take an interest in its intellectual diversions
and are not averse to encouraging them.
We refer to the fact that Ex-Senator Charles
F. Mauderson and Regent H. F. Estabrook
have established two annual prizes, one of
$20.00 and one of $10.00, "for the purpose
of encouraging an interest in debating in the
University." Tiio prizes will be awarded
each year to those two of Nebraska's repre
sentatives who take first and second places
i in the debate with Kansas University.
Tim public pointful gonnrosity of two of
Nebraska's best known men will do much
to encourage both morally and materially,
our heretofore somewhat languid interest in
debatng as well as other intellectual contests.
Thk Hesperian is very glad that the fund
has been established, and on behalf of the
students of the University extend thanks to
the distinguished donors.
And in this connection, wo would urge
upon our readers the necessity of attending
Friday night's debate. It will be a contest
as genuine and spirited as any ever fought
upon the gridiron, and will bo well worth
hearing. And after the debate, let us one
and all stand up for the winners, be they
who they may. They will represent Ne;
braska, and should have our hearty and
The action of a number of students in the
Lansing gallery on the night of Ingersoll's
lecture was a disgrace alike to themselves
and the University. We refer to the fact
that when one of the best known of our stu
dents walked down the parquet aisle accom
panied by a couple of ladies, he was
vociferously greeted by name, and treated to
a series of ill mannered and boorish cries.
The occupants of the gallery who indulged
in this demonstration proved lacking not
only in common courtesy and respect for
ladies, but even in respect for themselves.
Such action is shameful, unseemly and
undignified. It gives the outside world a
chance to make severe reflections on our
University, and justifiably. All who indulged
in it should go stand in a corner and feel
ashamed of themselves and take advantage
of the first opportunity to apologize to the
student in question.
One of the University of Alabama papers
complains bitterly because of the decadence
of the open literary societies at that institu
tion; the literary societies there are dying.
The cause assigned is "loss of interest; in
difference." And tho complainant naively
remarks: "Some have ventured to say that
fraternities have so absorbed tho attention of
the students that they can't find time to
attend literary societies." Thk Hesperian
scuds greeting, and joins in that opinion.
So long as tho literary societies of Alabama
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