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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 12, 1901)
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listened to this paper.
THE UNION PLAY.
The Union society gave a very suc
cessful entertainment in the old chapel
on Saturday evening February 9. The
program consisted of a couple of songs
and a one-act farce entitled "A Regular
Fix." The title of the play had refer
ence to the situation of Mr. Hugh De
Brass who found himself in a strangers
house after a night's spree at the High
The program and cast of characters
was as follows:
Song and chorus The Dutchess of
Central Park Miss Prey.
The Rollicking Farce "A Regular
Cast of characters Mr. Hugh De
Brass (of the High Flyer Club) E. N.
Robortson; Mr. Surplus, a lawyer, J. F.
Boomer; Charles Surplus, his nephew.
W. W. Jones; Abel Quick, ;'erk to Sur
plus, Willis Warner; Smiler, a sheriffs
officer, Mr. E. G. Spaiford; Porter, Mr.
Milek; Mrs. Surplus, Miss Minnie Wil
kinson; Emily, Miss Beuiah LIvesay;
Mrs. Deborah, housekeeper. Miss Van
Camp; Matilda Jane, Mis3 Margaret
Comic Song with Chorus When
Reuben Comes To Town."
A LETTER FROM DR. HASTINGS.
When tho parting gift was present
ed to mo oy tho students of tho Uni
versity of Nebraska a very great in
justlco was done to the young women
of the institution In tho matter of rec
ognition of their part In iho gift. This
omission was very unfortunate. I had
no notification, however, as to the
donors, was simply requested to come
to chapel, had previously understood
that a gift was to be presented by the
"gymnasium boys" and mado my re
I regret this exceedingly In that my
apology will not reach all my friends
oven through this medium; but it is
especially unfortunato because the
whole tenor of my reply would have
been changed by tho knowledge that
tho gift was representative, and not
from any particular class or element.
This handsome cane now means in
finitely more to mo since it commem
orates a prlnclplo for which it has
Leen my constant effort to stand. With
me there were no classes and condi
tions, no factions, no politics, only
one University which demanded my
entire loyalty and yours as to scholar
ship, oratory, athletics, all things.
The most gratifying parting impres
sion of tho university which I carry
away with mo is that Nebraska stu
dents are making splendid advance in
shaking off tho petty prejudices and
self-seeking which often clings to mem
bers of a small or a young institution,
an- aro developing a genuine univer
sity prldo and fealty.
There is some compensation in this
necessity for begging tho sincere par
don of the young ladies for apparent
Ingratitude, and it is to bo found in
the fact that I now havo an opportun
ity of thanking you all as a body for
tho gift itself. In my anxiety not to
exceed the timo allotted to me, the
beauty of the gift and the good taste
J'-pioyed in its selection- -iw-j--
8cmK.,,v-r..-i-f5f,T. -me spirit "bChlnu
it all touched me. I had no words for
anything besides. In its elegance 1
recognize the influence of the taste of
you j'oung ladies; in its intrinsic value
I see somo personal sacrifice inspired
by the generous spirit of the sacred
season; but most of all, as I havo al
ready told you, I recognize in It the
"real hire" for my labor among you.
Tho world is crying out for the
earnestness and genuineness which
many of you possess. It is seeking
everywhere for men and women who
have concentration of energy and con
secration to noble ideals. I feel sure
therefore of greeting several of you
young men soon here at the Interna
tional Y. M. C. A. Training School, ana
I am confident also that I shall have
the pleasure of meeting many others
of you in the future, both women and
men, in positions of responsibility.
Wm. W. Hastings.
ST. VALENTINE'S DAY.
Welcome, St. Valentino! beloved of
No common guest we hail with joy
Thou comest, like tho white and glist-J
To cheor, make puror, lovlior, elovate.
Tho bards of old tho song of love have
'Tls ever to tho golden ago a new.
Then let those tender tokens be ex
changed That pledge the heart to heart forever
W. M. Darlington, '04.
A big track meet is being planned
between Nebraska, Kansas and Mis
souri to be held at Kansas City.
Delta Upsllon gave a sleighing party
in honor of Kappa Alpha Thota last
Monday evening. After doing tho town
they repaired to tho D. U. house whore
oysters were sorved, and tho remainder
of tho evening spent in dancing.
Alpha Tau Omega gavo an informal
dnncing party at the chapter houso on
Monday evening tho 4th. Tho guests
wero Mr. and Mrs. Gcorgo Laccy;
Misses Griggs, Tukey, Daniels, Mc
Henry, Agncw, Hammond, Anna Ham
mond, Robinson, Grimson, Bishop, Rob
Ison, Montgomery, Marshall, BIgnell,
Davenport, Kenney, Paine of Hastings,
and Sullivan of Hiawatha, Kansas.
A jolly crowd of university young
people enjoyed dancing at L. L. I. hall
last Friday evening. Tho excitement
of the evening was Nielsen's narrow
call with tho seniors. Those present
wero, Misses Reeves, Guile, Mabel
Guile, Chapell, Brlggs, Woodruff, Hull,
Druse, Deily, Brown, Hartsough, Hunt,
Taylor, Hess, Anthony, White, Erls
man, Ledwlth; Messrs. Barry, Norrls,
Langer, McMasters, Brooks, Kline,
Hanlon, Jouvcnat, Peters, Hunt,
Brackett, Mercer, Swain, Griffin,
Chllds, Shock, Sturdcvnnt, Ledwlth,
Fred C. Williams '00 visited his Beta
brothers and others Saturday and Sun
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