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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1896)
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ten points, as the ease maybe. So one's
synijiathy rather goes out to those poor
old judges who so often dodged their on
erous responsibilities and found safety in
a tii vote! But what small consolation
that tie vote was to the ambitious contest
ants who had used the approaching con
test as an excuse for poorly prepared les
ions and non-performance of society and
The first contest of the Palladian so
'ictv with anv organization outside of the
I'niwrsity wa? the engagement with the
Hesperian society of Donne College in
May, 1.2 The Pallndians chartered a
train and went down in a body, accom
panied by the cadet band and manv
menihers of the faculty and a goodly
number of interested citizens. The liter
ary jnrt of the program was as follows ;-
4 Pin- Kllitas of l'ofctry, A B Show, Hespuriaii
"Naprilwin,"- " Kdson Rich, I'ltlludictti
IV American Woman," H. II. Avery, Hesperian
IV Viiien of Sha.e-pere,"
May B. Fairfield, Palladian
s-lHli.in. from The Lady'of the Lake,"
Minnie Parker, Palladian
n- ltiijmfof the Undies May,"
Grace Andrews, ilasppnu.ii
"halved That the (Jeneral Government should
own Kiid operate the laHroads of the United Suites.
Allu iMifos. Kdu'ttifl Yaie. I'alladian
V-tiu. Fmuk B Steven. Hesperian
'J !) decision of the judges gave the
recitation and oration to the Palladians
and t he fssnv and debate to the Hesperi
an n decision whicli seemed to satisfy
nitliMf side and was greeted bv manv
groans from the Palladians. The mid"
mht train to Lincoln brought home a
crowd winiewhut less exuberant in spirit
and Mt-lij.s wfeor for their experience.
A candid historian of these early con
tNs "Mimot truthfully say that thev pro
duced inuch good beyond the training in
"imposition and public speaking which
thev brought to those on the programs.
I hey added to the unnecessary and often
hurtful rivalry betwocn the societies and
interfered with quiet, earnest work in
the ,.)a;s room.
It was about eleven o'clock when the company of
over one hundred Palladian alumni, faculty and
present Palladians were seated at the beautifully
decorated tables extending along three sides of the
room. The arrangements were perfect and the
menu nicely served anil thoroughly enjoyed.
Over two hours were consumed in considering the
menu. The excellent music of the liagenow or
chestra added much to the brilliancy of the occasion.
'At length the toast mater took matters into his
bauds, and for two hours more the company e ;oyed
the responses, which were wise, witty, or gra 'iut
all spiking congratulation for the work of the last
quarter century ami hope for the next one The
program was follows.
Fonii'i menti neieni'i el
E. P. Holme
Will Owen Joue
Mrs. A W Field
J. F. Boomer
Ten Year an Alumna
Our Societies Then and Now
The College Man out of School
'Let No Man Uespi-e thy louth'
The Palladian and Menander
"Let u Banquet Royally after this Silver
D.iv of victory " R. S. Baker
A Necessary Adjunct H B. Ward
At the close of this feast of reason the toast mas
ter proposed a health to the Palladian and the next
ttventy-live years. This was drunk with a will, and
all joined in singing "John Jones,' the Palladian
anthem, to the sweet strains of the orchestra as they
tiled slowly from the hall. The Palladian celebra
tion was over
Palladian Society and the Hesperian
The Hesperian was originally published by the
Palladian society. September 29, 1871. the society
decided to publMi a monthly paper, said paper to be
given over "to the hand of the University" at the
end of that term "if they desire it." the paper to be
published at an expeii-e of five doners per month to
the society for 250 copies At a special meeting of
the society Oct 2, 1S7I. to arrange for the publishing
of the paper, Mr Street moved that three editors be
elected, one of whom should be called editor-in-chief,
the other two co editor.. Carried. Messrs Steptoe
Kinney and Willis L. Sweet were nominated for ed
itor in-chief. Sweet being elected Mr. Jfinney and
Mis Cyntha S. Keller were then chosen oy acclama
tion c-editor January 8. 1872. Mr Sweet mm
(! that the society reqnet the ehaieellor t call a
meeting of the students, and that the student form
a newspaper association for conducting the "Mu
dent - Carried A week later the society ttirne.1
over the "Hesperian Student" to the "Hesperian
Suuleut Paper Association "
We are headquarters for fountain pen
We sell them and guarantee thorn from
C9e to $3 each. If our pens are not sat
isfactory we will return you your money.
IT. Hehpolsheimkh & Co.
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