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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
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There certainly must bo n glorious fu
ture for Nebraska, if the people are true
to themselves and their children. Two
years ago, as we rode over this same
ground, how unlike was it then to the
present. Then scarce a dwelling could be
seen In any direction, and the wind moan
ed over the seared and blackened earth
unheard. At long intervals a small patch
of breaking was to be seen, and a few sod
houses gave the only evidences that man
had ever disturbed the quiet so long en
joyed by nature. Now one may stand at
almost any point on the railroad and
count from fifty to one hundred dwellings
not half of which are sod houses either.
The stream of living intelligences is
flowing in upon us in a constantly increas
ing volume, and these oxtohded plains are
tilling up rapidly with an enterprising,
industrious class of people.
Hut here we arc at Dorchester. "We
query in our mind what large two story
building that is standing, apparently, on
the northern limits of the town site.
Some one remarks: That is the district
school house. "We wonder it should be
placed so far from the inhabited portion
of the town, and can only surmise that it
was either placed there " to draw settlers,"
or because people thought it savored
somewhat of a nuisance and, like a
slaughter house, should be placed far
enough out, that it might not pollute the
As I sit in the gathering twilight of a
summer's eve, and list to the birds chant
ing their good night song, ero they seek
their leafy bowers of rest, and to the croak
ing of the frogs in their marshy beds, the
stilly hour and the voice of God's crea
tures bring to me thoughts of the past
-week, of the many changes that have tak
en place, the different scenes I have look
vd upon in seven short days; and as I
stand on the brink of the last this Satur
day night and muse on the events of
each day, I behold cherished hopes now
crushed, prayers and tears together min
gling, mourning for a tried and true friend
who has gone to dwell in the land of light,
whose earthely pilgrimage is o'er. And
now a little child, who at morn was as
fair and pure as the lily, one of earths
beautiful flowers, at even-tide nothing
save a shroud a tiny waxen form. Those
little feet have ceased their patter, the ha
by voice that made fond hearts so glad is
Again my thoughts wander back to
those joyous days, when care and sorrow
were banished for a time, " and where the
breath of flowers came and went in the
air like the warbling of music." Thus
looking at those days which so short a
time ago were ours, now gone to return
no more, I not only see disappointments,
but many, many fat lures; good resolutions
broken and forgotten, and many regrets
for neglected opportunities, and my life
reminds me of an hour-glass : like the
slowly sifting sand, so do our chances for
improvement, for speaking a kindly word,
of cheering a lonely life, go from us only
to bo improved in the coming weok.
41 A sncrotl bunion 18 tills llfu yo bear;
Look on It, lift ft, boar It solemnly,
Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly,
Fall not for sorrow, falter not for sin,
But onward, upward, till tho goal yo win."
F. A. S.
Another subscription wanted.
"We welcome the Stephens Colleyc Chap
let among our exchanges once more.
The Institute a new journal hailing from
Glasgow, Mo., wo find on our table, it has
a nice appearance. "Wc wisli it success.
Tho Omaha Excelsior thinks that the
Omaha High School would go down were
it not for Prof. Nightingale, but some of
the boys don't.
Wo welcome to our files the High School,
a paper published by the students of the
Omaha High School. It is uncut journal
and full of substantial matter. Wo wisli
The Bates Student comes to us, draped
In mourning for the death of its senior
editor. Mr. A. S. AVhitchousc was 21
years of ago and it uppers was highly
regarded by nil who knew him.
The faculty of Princeton denied the
students the privilege of listening to Mrs.
Scott Siddons because she had once been
an actress, also Gerald Massey, upon tho
ground that ho was "heterodox." Chron
icle. Freshman to Junior: Say, haven't got
an Odyssey you want to sell, have you?
Junior: Yes, I have an Owen's. Fresh:
Oh, how unfortunate, I wanted Homer's.
Freshman retires and Junior smiles.
One of our Seniors was badly mixed
the other day, and introduced Geometry
into International Law. Ho assorted that
polyuony (polygamy) could not bo per
mitted in a stuto undent christian law.
Some of our agricultural students pro
pose to raise yinycr when they graduate.
In order to become acquainted witli tho
subject they have already learned to cul
tivato the llrst syllable yin. University
Tho Bcrkeleyan has almost a page, tell
ing how largo their oilice is and all about
their typo, cases, &c, and they cull tho
"foreman" of their printing olllco "chair
man of the chapel;11 we think that's bad
on tho chapel.
A Prep, wishing one of the Prof's to
ease up a little in one of his recitation, so
maneuvred as to keep the Prof, talking all
the hour. The teacher had played mar"
hies onco before, and the next day got
the Prep talking. The Annalist.
A Senior, while "asking the blessing,"
was discovered to have one eye open, cov
ering a fine piece of roast whicn lie had
contrived to get on to his plate. On being
reprimanded, he returned, "Doesn't the
Bible say 'watch and pray ? ' " Ex.
The first number of tho High School of
Omaha is on our tab'.o. It is a very nice
ly printed sheet but lias an immense
amount of a nightingale's song in it to be
a school paper. Wo hope to see more ar
ticles and Icbs reports in the next num.
We do not wish to be severe, but when u
western collcgo paper gravely informs us
thut the "Junior class embraces four
ladies," wo must insist that wo hour no
more of tho "co-educulion ofthosoxes."
Are wo to suppose by this, that tho
young indies of Saint Mary's school object
Scene in -chemistry Student attempts
to recite, but wanders strangely from tho
subject. Professor interrupts, and gives
a long and lucid explanation. Student
listens, and at his close, throwing his
head back in tho direction of the plireno-
logical organ of self-esteem, modestly re
plies: "Yes, sir; yes, sir; you get my
Judge DlllonofthoU. S. Circuit court.
delivered a course of lectures to the law
and medical students on medi.
leal jurisprudence the first weok
of this month. Tho lectures were attend-
ed by many of the citizens. University
A young lady, not long ago, became
quite enthusiastic in praise of Prof.
McAircrfy's readings. "The Haven" es
pecially impressed her; she did not re
member the title, but thought it was about
"an old crow that perched upon a tree
and said farewell." Ex.
This institution will not die for lack of
students, if the instructors can possibly
prevent. Prof. S. has appeared with a
fresh coat of paternity on his logic-laden
back. Wo amen hlo worthy motives and
hope ho will carry on tho good work.
Bcrkeleyan. Wo hope our Profs will do
Dr. Hopkins: What docs your enjoy
ment of u witty man depend on. Student :
It is in proportion to li Is wit. Dr. II:
Suppose ho is a good man ? Student : In
proportion to his goodness. Dr. II.:
Well. sLimoso ho knows n irrnnt. rlinl
Student:1 In proportion to his nose. (Class
liowls.) William 8 lieview.
Tlinv siiv Mini nnn of Mm HlMn Minnln.
gians at the seminary, occupied the lofty
puipu in n country emircu a iow ouuuays
ago, and that there was considerable tit
tering amongst the youngsters, when he,
standing on tiptoe, the top of hiB head
scarcely visible above tho sacred desk,
his voice weak and diminutive in volume,
announced as his text, "It is I, bo not
An Oxford graduate in the Scripture
examination, was called upon to mention
"tho two instances recorded in Scripture
of tho lower animals speaking." He
thought for u moment unci replied : "Ba
laam's ass." "That is ono, sir, what is tho
other V" Undergraduato paused in our
nest thought. At last a gleam of recol
lection lit up his face us he replied, "tho
whale! The whale said unto Jonah 'al
most thou persuudest mo to bo a Chris-
tiiin ' "Ex.
The Chronicle has an excellent article
on " College Buffoonery," in which the
true diameter and real standing of tho
college mountebank is admirably portray
ed. We have an abundant supply of that
sort of tlung in our university. The
young man (or woman cither) who is con
tinually trying to make others laugh by
silly ogling and grimaces during service
in chapel and in class, is the most con
temptable object we know of. Wc laugh,
but pity the clown who amuses us.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL ITEMS.
If you wish a most magnificent view,
go up on the tower of the State Normal
The Normal Hall is one of the most
beautiful and pleasant in tho state. It
will seat about three hundred.
The strife between saloon-keepora and
praying women has not yet commenced
hero. Why? Peru Juts no saloons!
Come and see Miss Dickorman's gym
nastlc class perform with wands and
dumb-bolls. You will go away well
The furnaces placed in tho Normal
School building by the Ruttan Ventilating
and Heating Co., of Bloomlngton, 111.,
have proved a grand success.
Tho Everett Society meets on Friday
evening of each weok. This organization,
though young, is strong and prospering.
Tlioy have some lively debates.
It Is positively asserted that tho M. P.
R. R. will be extended from Nebraska
City to Peru this summer, rendering the
school much more accessible from all
parts of the state.
If the state wants teachers, apply to the
tho Principal of tho Normal School. Give
Normal Teachers a trial and you will
then bo better prepared to judge respect
ing tho work of the school.
The Philomathean society hns appro,
plated about 00 for books and literature.
The society already has a library of over
eighty valuable works. A reading room
has been recently established under the
auspices of tlw society. Friends, come
and visit us and see what wc are doing.
Washington's birthday was celebrated
in the Normal Hull by a very largo gath.
ering of teachers, students and citizens of
Porn ; the exercises began at ten o'clock
a. m. and lasted two hours, consisting of
toasts and responses, recitations and
music. It was a very enjoyable occasion.
Peru was blessed, during the month of
January, with a glorious revival of relig
ion. Over one hundred converts, many
of the number being students. A season
long to be remembered in tho history of
the village, and to many a soul us the be
ginning of u new life.
Gen. T. J. Morgan, principal of the
State Normal School, has boon appointed
a member of the examining committee
for the Union Theological Seminary of
of Chicago. The president has also ap
pointed him a member of the Board of
Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy
at West Point.
The number of students enrolled for the
year, already exceeds three hundred, and
will approximate three hundred and
fifty before tho year closes. Students are
present from seventeen counties in the
stuto, viz : Richardson, Nemaha, Otoe,
Cass, Sarpy, Douglass, Washington, Burt,
Dodge, Platte, Saunders, Lancaster, John
son, Pawnee, Gage, Seward and Adams.
A course of lectures has been delivered
in tho Normal Hall during the winter.
Rev. AVestover of Nebraska City, lectured
on "Christianity tho coadjutor and con
servator of education." Judge Hewitt
of Brownville, discoursed on the "Culture
and Development necessary for tho
true orator." Gen. Morgan advocated
"Tho Liberal Education of Women."
Sup't Nightingale, of Omaha, gave a
series of select readings. Prof. Augliey,
of the Stato University, gave a charming
lecture on "Moses ami Geology." B.
An excellent article from the pen of W.
S. Black of tho Normal School, was re
coivedtoo late for publication this issue.
It will "keep" until next.
The Student makes its appearance
late again this month but "we have our
reasons," and hope to do better hereafter.
Our fellow students have departed to their
paternal domiciles, and left us alone to
haunt the dreary sanctum. We have just
surprised the intelligent and sensitive
Soph, who superintends our ' type-sticking,"
his phiz woefully elongatsd, hum
ming " Dearest May" Aic, in a most touch
ing strain. He says it's awful lonesome
here now. Poor youth ! ho has our tondor
THE STUDENT AND THE PEOPLE
We are glad to acknowledge the liber
ality of our friends throughtout the state
for their patronage. But we feel that we
still have claims upon the people at largo
as friends and patrons of education. Wo
shall endeavor to make tho Student, in
truth, the journal of the State University
a record of its operations and progress,
as well as an index of the ability and
mental culture of the students. Surely
wo may reasonable hope for the liberal
support of tho people
In addition to tho interest ull ought to
feel in the welfuro of tho journal of their
State University, wo shall endeavor to
make the tono and quality of its litoruturo
an inducement to secure their favorable
attention. Wo beg no gratuity, but mean
to furnish the full value forMnoncy'Vo
coived. Shall wo not have. your '"subsfaiu
tial support in this matter? ' . .
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