Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 15, 1901)
: NOTES AND COMMENTS, ' '" - I
TAIL OP A DOG.
IJ"or several tlays a troupe of dogs
has been Investing tho campus and
hanging round the liDrary and unlver
slty hall as though waiting for some
body. The dogs are of all size3 and
descriptions from tho big St. Barnard
to tho small poodle. They seem to
have no purpose in life and are appar
ently only wilting for something to
Some one suggested that they might
be some animals that Dr. Ward was
intending to use In nls zoological dem
onstrations. Thinking that there
might be something in this, wo stood
watch near tho dogs one afternoon to
see if they would show any signs of
recognition when the doctor passed by.
But they never wagged a tall. Evi
dently he didn't belong to them.
As we were turning away in dis
appointment, Schuyler Miller came out
of the library building and walked
rapidly out of the gate and then cast
on R street. No sooner did the dogs
catch sight of him than, led by the
big St. Bernard they followed him up
the street in a long line, the poodle
bringing up the rear. Greatly sur
prised, we followed the other dogs at
a distance so that we could not be
recognized in the gathering darkness.
"Schuy." proceeded at a leisurely pace
to his domicile which he entered, while
the dogs encamped on the door step.
Greatly mystified, we wended our
way homeward pondering on tho queer
behavior of our old friend "Sky." At
an early hour the next morning we sta
tioned ourself behind the new physics
building and had our efforts rewarded
by,, seeing "Schuyl" and his dog train
enter the campus. Here tho dogs
broke up and proceeded to gamble on
the green while S. Miller went to his
During the course of tho forenoon
wo accosted tno Professor in his office
and remonstrated with him for allow
ing his steps to bo dogged in tho man
ner we had seen. We told him it
wasn't dignified for a professor to as
sociate so much with canines. "Sh-sh-sh-sh."
he said, and carefully closed
and locked tho door.
Then walking up to us and tapping
us confidently upon tho sternum, he
. remarked In a low tone, "Don't tell
anyone. Its a profound secret, but
since you have found mo out, f will
tell you all about it. "You see," ho
went on, "I am training the dogs so
that they can furnish tho 'yelps' for
the Klote, and am having great suc
cess. You have no Idea what a variety
of yelps can be obtained from a choice
selection of dogs llkorthat. Then be
sides it will relieve mo of a great bur
den of responsibility to be able to get
a nice breezy collection of 'yelps' every
month witn so little trouble. I am a
new man since I discovered this meth
od. Before using it I grew thin and
pale and my hair was beginning to
fall out, trying to get 'yelps' that were
worth reading. Often after ceaseless
labor and much burning of midnight
oil, I could scarcely rake together
enough old sayings and jokes to form
material for ono good 'yelp,' and the
Coyoto duo to go to press tho next
morning. But now! but now!" he said,
an angelic smile lighting up his classic
features, "all that Is passed, and
through this now and brilliant method,
I will be able to provide so many 'yelps
that I fear that we shall bo obliged to
change tho name of tho department
to 'Howls' In order to have it In keep
ing with Its contents. Just wait for
tho next number of tho Kyoto" ho said.
At this. moment a chorus of yelps and
'howls floated In through tho open win
dow and seizing a phonograph which
stood on tho tablo the professor leaned
far out of the window and pointed the
receiver toward tho group of dogs, two
of whom woro discussing tho weather
in an animated fashion.
"Will you kindly take hold of my
coat tails and pull me back into tho
room," ho said ns the yelping ceased,
I have u class In four minutes."
"WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE,
WITH CHARITY FOR ALL."
It seems too bad the tlu Arrow-Icad
left the University to wander out into the
big wicked world ntso much per wander.
It was easily the best paper of its class in
the country, partly because it was in a
class by itself. It is still the best paper
in its class, but
What will it do when the direct repre
sentatives of the people of the great state
of Nebraska hnve expressed their choice
for United States Senator? What will it
do when Mr. Thompson takes his seat in
the Senate or don't? It has denied the
University and has said its scope is a
wider sphere, so when Mr. Thompson is
no longer the p ramount issue, and there
is no occasion for his enemies to fight
hint, where will the ArrowHcad turn
for support and succors ? I hope that it
will reform and return to its old first love
then all will be forgotten.
Now it is none of my business, but it
seems to me that the Arroiv-Hcad should
have established another paper related to
it some v hat ns the Newsis to Wvi Journal.
This co' l have fought for principle, or
interest, or capital, till you (or Mr.
Thompson) couldn't rest.
"Sis Hopkins: Her Book" is a good
model for anamc "Anti 'Thompson:
In this way the motto of the Arrow-
Head would have been avoided. It's
void now but that is different. Did you
ever think how aweful Roper and Boom
er must feel when they read that motto
"With malice toward none, with charity
It was Emerson who said, "Charity
covers a multitude of sins." But the
Arrow-Head brand of charity discovers
a multitude of sins. People who know
say they were never committed. After
quoting that beautiful sentiment the A.
H. proceeds with a bitterness which is
not like its former style, to flay a pub
lic man alive and rub rock salt and cay
enne pepper into his wounds. Mr.
Thompson ought to be very thankful to
Roper, Boomer et (H)al(l), that nothing
but sweet charity with a big C, actuates
the Ax Head.
Some one asked us whether we thought
Mr. Bryan knew that the Commoner was
being offered as a premium with the
Meat-Ax We do not know, but it looks
queer, for Mr. Bryan was out of town
when the offer was made.
the rest of the year-
234 South Eleventh St.
Where tlic CHOICEST Unlcery Goods, and
F1NKST conicctiourjry may uc ommneu. .
You want the finest..
We have it!
T. J. THORP & CO.
308 SOUTH ELEVENTH STREET. LINCOLN. NEB.
RUBBER STAMPS, SEALS, STENCILS, KEYS, BADGES,
GOLD, SILVER, AND NICKEL PLATING '
REPAIRING OP ALL KINDS
Would wear veils and ribbons if 'twere the London
fashion. Comfort is sacrificed to style. But when
the Britisher originated such a garment as the
Raglan n overcoat it is small wonder that it became.
The B. L. Paine Clothing Store
H. W. Brown Drug """Book Co.
All sizes of Nebraska Folio, History Pap$r, j
and all other supplies for Students . . . . j. . !
We shall have all the best new books as sooti as published. Call and see usl
Phone 68. - r i.v, n n r -j -, 127 South Eleventh Slreet '
Powered by Open ONI