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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
(Will TIIK STUDENT)
Once, In a little western town,
Thero lived i man of no renown,
Except for sawing wood;
It seems ho hud no other trmlc,
Or elso ho chose thin as an aid
To got his dally food.
But let this ho an it may he,
As reg'lar as would come each day,
lie piled tho saw and axe;
I've seen him In a pile of wood,
Enough to fence a neighborhood.
Or pay n farmer's tax.
I've seen iho people pasa him by,
Yet never ou".c, alas I have I
Observed them sput.1; tn him :
.They rather laugh at his low lot.
While sawing through some stubborn knot,
That grew upon tho limb.
Nono seemed to question whence ho came,
Mono seemed to care to know his name,
Uncared-for tolled ho on ;
Obscure his business may have been.
Yet thero a moral was within
Tho wood that ho had sawn :
This life is but a knotty life,
And, In tho unrelenting strife
To gain a livelihood,
The toller should bo eulogized,
All labor Phould bo highly prised.
If only sawtng wood.
WIM. 1. FKIIIIEK.
" 'Twns tlic Most Unktudcxt Cut
bio "cut" muy lmvu nearly extinguished
your hopes, do not give up. You know
the "roughs," (diamonds) after being pol
ished, are frequently the most costly and
We shall probably outlive the shock of
that earthquake to our, hopes, but surely,
'"Twas the most unktndest out of all."
One of the young lady students, but n
short time since, was asked if she intend
ed to join the literary society, to which
she replied: I don't know; there lias been
some trouhlc'm the society which has
finally resulted in the dissolution of the
old Palladian, the gentlemen having with-
drawn and formed another society, tho
Rouglis remaining in charge of the
Wo are well aware that, in the few
woidswemay say upon the subject, we
shall in no way injure the feelings of the
one who made the remark, nor others who
might bo equally lady-like; for doubtless,
the opinion of one of the "roughs" would
nmount to but little in their estimation.
We do not take exception to the word
"roughs," for, in one sense of tho word,
we are obliged to acknowledge the truth
of the young lady's statement that is,
figuring from the lady's standard of a gen
tleman. Wo may not bo "Oh! no nice!"
nor wear a necktie that is " so pretty 1" nor
"lift our hats so genteelly!" nor make
"sucJi a polite bow!" Yus, if those are
the necessary qualifications for a gentle
man, we arc " roughs."
Our society is composed, to a great ex
tent, of young men who came here with
out hitherto cither from inclination or
poorer circumstances having enjoyed the
advantages of associating with tho class
of society to which theyoung lady belongs.
We may be rustic in our manners, though
we trust that the opportunity afforded for
an education, and the many advantages
of our society will be and are appreciated ;
that we may have some higher aim than
to bo known as gentlemen, simply from
the clothes we wear, or the manner in
which ivo lift our hats or make a how.
This is not intended to cast any reflec
tion upon the young gentlemen who have
withdrawn from the Palladion. Many of
them are particular friends, and all of
them young men for whom we have tho
. highest respect To tho members of th j
Palladian one word; though that terri-
The Student chronicles in this issue
the death of Amok 0. Webster, which oc
curred Sunday the 21st inst. Miss Web
ster was a student of the University at the
time of her decease, and is the first case
of death amonjr the students since the
opening of the University.
The death of Miss Webster is a severe
afiliction not only to her family, but to so
ciety and to tho University. Her ns-ddu-ity
and ability, as well as her fidelity and
correct deportment made her greatly es
teemed by her instructors, and her pres
ence was a healthful influence in the Uni
versity. Posesscd of a quick and active
mind she gave promise of excellent schol
arship, which can now be completed only
in a higher presence, and under more fa.
voring circumstances. She died in the
firm hope of the better life, and with tin
shoakn trust in the Savior's saving power.
The sympathy and condolence of the
Faculty and students are given to the
family so suddenly and grievously bereav
ed. Let us as students remember her vir
tues and emulate her example.
Again wo are startled by that horrifying
word, "massacre." Again
has gone forth, "vengeance, "extermina
tion." Again tho poor, oppressed,! de
spised and persecuted Owners of America
"1'ist flee, hall clad, to the icy mountains
for safety. Already they are driven from
their homes in tho forests, and made to
wander without purpose, object, or hop
on the barren plains of the far west. Yet,
still, tho steely heart of power is not sat
isfied. New conquests will add to the
luster of glorj'.
And now tlic decree is Hashed across
the wires " extermination " Great Heaven !
What does that imply? Docs it sanction
the wholesale murder of fellow beings
the taking of lives that none but God
can givo t Yea and whose, immortal souls
will appear before a just tribunal of
awardment. But why this terrble intelli
gencethis proclamation of death V Why
this last barbarous blow to the remnant
of a once prosperous and happy people H
A hero has fallen. And for the cowardly
deed of a crimson stained fiend yet a
just retribution a whole nation must suf
fer. What burning thoughts of vengeance
must fire the desolate heart of the Indian,
when for a moment lie contemplates his
mighty wrongs. But meekly ho bears his
misrepresentation and patiently awaits a
redress in the unknown future.
Soverul or our Professors wore out of town dur
Subscribers changing their Post Otllco address
will savo trouble and annoyance by Informing us
Mr. Stone, who has been for some tlino Janitor
of the University building, has removed. His
place Is supplied by Mr. McLalu.
Tho Spring term commenced on Thursday Ap
ril :$nl, with tho usually full attendance. Wp woro
glad to notlco quite a number of now students.
I'ho library is now odoncd from 12 to i! o'clock,
on Fridays, that the studonts In tho colllcgo
classes may tako out books, and all day Saturdays
for referenco and reading.
W were pleased to recolvo from Gov. Furnas
tho Premium List of tho Nehraska State Horti
cultural Society. The nxibltlon is to bo hold In
connection with tho State Fair, September 1st to
Oth, at Lincoln.
Prof, Aughoy has of late been engaged in sev
eral geologising expeditions to different parts of
tho state. Tho frequent calls upon him for this
work and for analysing various substances show
his services to be very valuable and appreciated.
If there is anything that appears llko a "blind
lead" In this Issue of tho Stuijknt, It may bo at
tributed to tho fact that "ye local" was sudden
ly deprived of his "helps to read" by tho gcntlo
zephyr that lately visited our city. He has recov
ered, however, from iho effects of tho accident
and looks as smilingly as over through a now
We aro happy to chronicle tho organization of
a society, by the lady students, with tho poetic
name, Pierian. From our acquaintance with tho
young ladles of which this society is composed,
wohavono hesitancy in saying that they will
make It a success. Tho officers elected for tho
term arc as follows.
President, Ada Hurlbut.
Secretary, Kate Moncll.
-Treasurer, Molllc Uolrd.
V Mnrshnll. Fnnntn O. Mi.trnlf I
i ursuuui iu uiijuunimciu uio rauaaian society
held a special meeting April 8th, for tho purpose
of electing officers for the present term. Tho
following was tho result of tho election :
President, J. F. Hobbs.
Vice President, V. L. Sweet.
Ilcc. Secretary, O. II. Hohmann.
Cor. Secretary, A. W. Fcilds.
Treasurer, C. L. Rogers.
Critic, W. II. Sncll.
Usher, A. A. Camming.
At a special meeting of tho Adclphlan Llterray
Society on Monday evening April 21st. tho follow
ing officers were elected for tho present term:
President j. s. Dales
Vtco President C. C. Draco
Rcc Secretary II. M. Thurston
Cor. Secretary CM. Cropsoy
Treasurer U. II. Mallck
Chorister F. P. Hurd
Critic G. K. Howard
.Marshal J. M. Stevenson
F. W. IIOIIIHANN,
CAHPKTS AND OILCLOTHS
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS
SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS TO 8TUDENTS
For Canh-Ono Price Only.
Chcapcnt Houko lu tke City.
Custom Work and Repairing
Dono to Order.
Southeast corner of Square,
LINCOLN. - NEBRASKA.
GEO. T. HULL
Druggist, and Dealer In
'alnts K Oils, Stationary Ac.
Prescriptions a Speciality.
East Bide Market Square, LINCOLN
BSOms DaYi and Night.
Ono of tho "Sophs11 seems to think that tho
chief feature of French literature is leaving out
No weight nor mass nor beauty of execution
can outweigh oue grain or fragment of thought.
The Annalist, Just received, Is among our best
exchanges. An eight page semi monthly paper.
It is a credit to Albion College and tho college
Tho Chronicle says a sophomore the other even
ing, was assaulted by four freshmen. Ho drew out
a leather pocket-book and threatened to shoot
them all down and they fled In dismay,
The Denlson Collegian is a now exchange in a
pamphlet form which we welcome to our list. It
is published at Denison University Ohio, and has
a neat appearance and excellent material.
Mr. Froudo will begin a course of lectures at
Cornell University In tho latter end of October
on "English Rule in Ireland.11 He will spend this
winter lecturing before lyceums and lecture asso
clations throughout the country.
Tho Societies or the Illinois Industrial Uni
versity have formed a Senate, and as the ladles
aro taking an active part, they propose establish
ing a Grand Millinery Department, to bo under
the supervision of a Millinery General-ess.
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T. C. Kern,
tHer, Brlggs1 Building, O St.Bet. 10th & 11th
LINCOLN, - - MEBRASKA
.EgTAIX WORK .WARRANTED.
EM.I.IOTT & TURNER
liruf?, RooU ana Htatlonmry.
University Books at Cost
South Side Market SquARE
SOVERN & STORE R.
South Sldo of Market Square.
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Teeth inserted on Gold, Silver and Rubber
All Work Guaranteed,
Office over Newman's store on O Street.
(Between Tenth and Elsvcnth streets,)
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