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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
OUH COLLEGE NEWS.
Wit hope our exchanges will appreciate
thu mtitiy "pulls" of our editor-in-chief
and return Hit compliment.
At (he sociable Thursday evening, sov
oral of tlic students occupied the vacant
scats around two of the tables, and pre
pared for a social game of euchre. The
Chancellor came, ordered up the trumps
at both tables and played it alone. They
concluded it was of no use to play against
ucli a champion and withdrew.
Soi'it translating Greek Testament.
Senior: Does that edition contain the
original Greek of both the Old and the
New Tostamon y Soph (astonished) No.
It is the Oxford edition of the New Tes
tament. Senior: Ah! beg pardon; thought
it was thu Old Testament. I wanted to
sec Second Corinthian.
" Little fraud, chews tobacco,
Little fraud, chews tobacco, etc."
lias been changed by some ingenious stu.
dent, so as to read
" Little Prof, chews tobacco,
Little Prof, chews tobacco, etc."
Hon. Daniki. Voohhkkh, of Indiana,
is to deliver the commencement oration
at the University of Missouri. We con
gratulate the commit'ec upon their se
lection of an orator, and can assure the
students of our Sister University that a
rich treat is in store for them. Voorhees
Is one of the most accomplished speakers
in the West.
The question of dormitories for students
of ths University has been discussed some
what in the Studknt and perhaps more
by the Faculty. We are reliably informed
that the Faculty will present to the Board
at its next meeting a carefully considered
plan for giving ample accommodation to
Students who desire such rooms, and there
is every reason to think the Hoard will
imny oni inoir rccoinmemiaiions. It is
expected that large additions of students
in the Agricultural College will be made
in the fall, and some plan like, the one
mentioned above will be a necessity.
Wk are pleased to announce that the
" Hesperian Paper Association" have
purchased a considerable quantity of type
which, in addition to the amount already
on hand, in thcvicinPy of thirty pounds,
makes quite a printing olllce a large
item over one hundred pounds. This is
ON THE DKAT1I Of TIIK I'IRItlAN SOCIETY UNI
VKIltlTV OK NKIUIASKA
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A society there was which is not now,
And the same was composed of ladies;
Jiut for a very strong reason
They adjourned last season
They will meet again in the Andes.
The reason they give, is no reason at ail
To my notion of a reason for dying;
But the one that they give
Why they could not live
Was, they died from lack of breathing.
AVhy they ceased to breathe I'll never tell ;
To give a good reason is not very easy;
Hut I'll give, as you'll see,
The one that may be
Tlicy breathed not from being so lazy!
A society there was which is not now,
And the same was composed of ladles;
But, alas! they are dead
You've their epitaph read,
Come, strew their grave over with lilies.
A Touching Scknk. At the second
meeting of the Palladian this term, oc
curred one of the most touching little
scenes we ever witnessed. Upon the
President's table stood a beautiful statue
of Jo, with his large pipe in his mouth,
his poodle dog at his feet, j.iul his long
trusted sword by his side. Under Jo's
pondeorous foot was a little note written
in n very delicate feminine hand. Said
note explained what Jo meant by assuin
ing to occupy so prominent a position.
Hut now comes the "touching" part.
The Secretary had never tried to read
fine witlng before, and at first made
awkward work of it. We were not
.'touched " yet. Hut he had at last
Unshed reading the note to himself, and
with trembling voice said: "Mr. Presi
dent, (greatly affected) I have a commu
nication (drops a tear) which I will read
whenever the Society are ready (uses his
liadkerchief) to hear it." It was called
for. Jo had been smoking away during
all this time as unconcerned as though he
thought his tobacco would last forever.
The Secretary, 'mid an uproarous silence,
then commenced to read the note. He
had read scarcely a line, however, before
it became plainly visible to all present
that he was deeply alfected. Still, in a
broken voice, he read on; Jo continued
to smoke away, much of it finding Its way
lino ine necretary's race.
s nice. At last, com-
encourageing. We have long had in our j pletely overcome with smoke and feeling,
mind's eye a printing establishment con- his manhood gave way and he went like
nected with the University, that should a child. Then the tears flowed profusely.
"Some who were not used to weeping
Turned aside to hide a tear."
And the critic, a hard hearted youth,
hid two tears. The most terrible si
lencc then filled tlio room. At last the
stillness was broken by a motion to
refill Jo's pipe; motion unanimously
agreed to, and Jo commenced smoking
again. Now the members had become
weary, and the hour late; his friends re
fused to let him have any more tobacco
when that pipeful should be gone, so a
motion to adjourn was adopted, and they
left Jo where they found him. Wo were
the last to Icavothe room ; the smoke was
rising in graceful curls ubovo his head,
and as we left the room, ho answered our
"Good night, old fellow," with " farewell
my boy, think of mo as
"Smoking the happy hours away."
Mrs. Livcrmoro's lecture the battle of
money is said to be excellent.
mriiiH ( nomr i wnru' in usu u vnini
printers who are desirous of working
their way through college. Probab
ly no place is superior to a printing
ofllce for fostering a desire to scholarly
attainments. Many of the most brilliant
minds in the respective fields of philoso
phy,utatcsmanship and letters, commenced
what was their college course as "devil"
in a printing ofllce, and their college days
were over when their term of apprentice
ship had expired. They are represented
by such men as Franklin, Greeley, Hanks,
Washburne, (our present minister at the
court of France.) and others. Their
graduating day was not celebrated by a
grand oration, but thoy could express
thoir Ideas on paper in respectable En
gllsh, besides spell the words and punct
unto correctly. It is now in order for
somo rami1 toTimmortalize himself by do
Luther ivuhlman's school is out.
Homer Walker has gone to Seward.
Miss HosineHubner is attending school
W. II. Davidson has gone up to Sarpy
Geo. McCllntock is local editor of a
paper in Kansas.
W. H. Taylor left for home, Blooming
ton Illinois, February 2d.
Watson has sold out his interest in t lie
Farmer and commenced the study of law.
Prof. Aughey lectured at Peru last Fri
day evening, lor the benefit of their Lit
Some of our exchanges are continually
harping on the talent of their lady stu
dents. We don't say much, but we think
an awful sight of what our girls can do.
1 hey could give a prince the mitten and
never blush, nor have a "previous engage
ment." So far as looks are concerned
they can't be beat and we don't say
tliis to Hatter either. They won't haze
the green Fresh, but there's one thing
they have done that was entirely un
called for, and which, sooner or later,
they will regret: They have actually
forced one modest youth into the Baptist
Fjuday evening, February 28th. the
Palladian Hall was well filled to listen to
the contest between Mcssr. A. W. Field,
T. II. Worley and Ed. Woollcy for a prize
oll'ered by the Society to the one of those
three who should deliver the best oration.
It was a new feature in the way of society
entertainments here, and proved very suc
cessful. After roll call, Mr. Field was
called upon and responded by delivering
a well written oration on the subject of
fanataclsm what it has done, what it will
do, and the remedy. Mr. Field's oration
was well written, and showed that it was
his own production, telling many whole-
some truths. It was not thoroughly com-
milted, which did much towards detract
ingfiom its real merit. Ed. Woollcy
took the rostrum and, as is ever the case
when lie is called upon by the Soeioiv in
discharge any duty, did well. His ora-!
lion was characteristic of its author; thu
notion advanced regarding the past, pros.
cut, and particularly the future, accords
so precisely with our own that we are not
competent to judge of that part. T. II.
Worley told us about the Virgin Queen
or in other words, pulled England's old
queen in such a manner as to take the
prize. The debate on the liquor question
was rather spirited after the question was
thrown open to the House, but the regular
debate was very "tame," the debaters
being volunteers. The entertainment up.
on the whole was enjoyed by all, and the
Palladlans are jubilant over thelrsttccess.
This ellorts of the Lincoln Lecture As
soelaton have thus far been very success
ul. I he first lecture, by Charles Brad
laugh, though he labored under many dis
advantages, gave general satisfaction. H
i. lay lor was the second on the course
and tod "what made him do it" In one
t Vi8a1n1)ipIe8t elli01ts' T1"- enmo Mr.
Scdtt.Siddons, and as a matter of course
the spacious Opera Hall was well filled
with Lincoln's best to greet the greates
lady reader in the world. William E
sons told what he knew about George
S V"ul u'8 8leam c,,Se to the fc.
light of his audience.
Mrs. Livermore speaks February 11th
at the Opera House. Don't miss it. '
Ok the many pleasant rlmonlsoonces
that students will have of college life,
probably none will be lcincmborcd with
more pleasure than the sociables, given
from time to time since the opening of
the University. The first sociable of this
term was given by the Adelphlan Society
on Thursday evening, February 20. It U
not expected that there will be much c
citement at a sociable. If the students
meet, talk a little, walk around the loom
and perhaps play "blind-man's buff," Un
sociable is pronounced a grand success.
But if that is what constitutes a success,
the Adelphlan sociable was more than a
success. We did not arrive until late,
but found the company enjoying the
party more than Is usually the case prob
ably for this reason : In our school, as is
the case everywhere, there are a greater or
less number of students who "lack some
of that gamesome spirit which is in An
tony." They have not read Mrs. Holmes,
the Waverly's, and a host of other novels
and never saw a dancing school in op
eration! so of course they arc totally unlit
to talk to the ladles. They can't make a
graceful bow to save their lives. All
they know, or can talk about is a lot of
trash concerning dead Greece and Home;
and would rather be groping around af
ter some old rusty book telling of Hanl
bal, Caiusar, Tiieinistocles, or some other
mysterious (to some)character. We don't
think the Adelphians will consider them
selves misrepresented, when we say that
many of their members have been foolish
enough to throw away much of their time
reading such nonsense. The Adelphians
it would seem, had thought of this, and
were prepared to enteitain all. For the
more staid and sober, checkers, clicks, and
other games were provided. For the am
bitious youth there was pleasure; on
either side of the President's table arc
t suspended large portraits of America'
two most illustrious ctizens, Henry Cla
and Daniel Webster. We do not wonder
that young men looked and wondered, as
they stood captivated before the portrait
j of the great Kcntuokian. What a noble
countenance! how commanding that fig
ure! and as he turns to look at Massa
I chusett.V pride in the opposite corner, it is
not stwmge that he should say to himself,
Clay, that sentence of yours will live
forever, and us worthy of you; "I'd rather
be right than he President!" They look
ii Webster and then, "The Union forever,
one and inseparable," is the first thought.
They admire Webster and pass on to it
erance Washington ami Lincoln. How
the mind will lly back to Momiuouth, to
Trenton, the history of our Independence,
and at last to the lomb on the banks of
the Potomac. One glance at our martyr
ed President touches a tender chord, and
again the old hero Is reading and medi
tating over the Emancipation Proclama
tion. But we have followed these ambi
tlous gentlemen too far; besides, Its m
place for us, so with congratulating the
Adelphians upon having such members,
we betook ourself to a place more con
genial to our tastes, and habits, and the
manner In which we were "raised." This
wo found in the room adjoining the
Adelphlan Hall. Here most of the young
ladles and gentlemen woro marching (?)
around the room to a lively tune on the
organ. Wo were in our element then.
When it was time to go, wo had spent a
very pleasant hour, and after voting the
sociable a success, the company broke up
with "Home, Sweet Home" by the ladies.
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