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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
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nude and lonely, will vorysoon loom with
life, and millions will troad Ilicso fertile
plaint and add to them beauty and varie
ty of prospect.
Already tlio earnest of the future greet
the eye, an'1 no great stretch of imagina
tion is needed to paint the landscape as it
inevitably must exist ten years henee.
History, it is said, constantly repeats it.
self, heneo the cities along the lines, of
travel, in Indiana, lllinoise, Iowa, and
other western stated as they now exist, will
In- more than duplicated in Nebraska
within the next ten years. What an inr
mensu extent of country now lies passive
awaiting the moulding intluence of Intel
liirent, enterprising hearts and hands to
shape its destiny! What a Held for the
State University to cultivate!
The eye is delighted and the heart glad
dciiodwith the bight of the temples of
learning, not dedicated as of old to the
heathen goddess Minerva, but still held
more sacred to the breast of every lover
nf true freedom than were the shrines of
that honored divinity.
But where are the N stors and Mentors,
to awaken in the hearts of the ardent
youth the ilame of true patriotism and a
love for eloquence ? Where shall the ves
tal virgins, who must kindle and keep
brightly burning the llame of love of pure
knowledge and high intellectual attain,
ments, be instructed In the mysteries of
tlieir holy ministrations? "We must look
to the Stale University as a gieat auxili
ary in this great work. It must send out
thorough, broad, polished, cultured men
to build up the system of education in
these towns of magic growth, or Nebras
ka must import her instructors. Our
young women must be properly instructed
to do this work or we shall retrograde.
I wonder if learned instructors presid
ing in what should be the mighty engine
of power, the great heart of the educa
tional system of our state feel, as they
should, the necessity of sending out
through all these arteries the warm vital
izing blood of pure, correct, rich, anima
ted, energizing knowledge. There is a
mighty work for some power to accom
plish, and where should the people look
but to its foster child ?
Anion:; Hie Toulon.
AN AI.I.-NIOIIT'S IIIDK IX CIKIOIA.NY.
On one of those somber evenings, which
are native to the North Sea coast, I land
ed, with other American passengers, in
the (plaint, old seaport of Bremen. Al
though travel-wrn, after thirteen days of
ocean voyage, none of our little company
could think of resting so soon after being
planted on term jiriiw, and a large major
ity concluded to take the first train for the
interior of " Kaiser Wilhelin's" domains.
A few hours were granted for supper and
In the company of two young Germans,
I decided to spend a portion of our limit,
ed time in visiting the renowned wine
cellar of the "Twelve Apostles," a favor
ite resort for both sexes. We arrived at a
time when Bremen aristocracy Hooks in
to this spacious basement, and already the
alcoves and ante-rooms were filled with
biblors of the dainty order, and the long
tables of the main hull weie fast tilling
up. How much wine is consumed every
night I dare not conjecture, but should
think one would not dare draw a conipar.
iton'short of a New York City aqueduct.
Within the hucre vaults are said to be cask.
set of line wines which have been stored ,
there for a hundred years. The city au-j
thoritics have solo charge and make a I
strei. uoiis ell'ort to stamp it as a place of J
respectability. A few minutes before
tiain time we took our departure amidst
a jargon of tongues and clinking bells.
A I the Custom House our baggage was
rapidly glanced at, and we were requested
to pass on. It seemed that this hasty in
speclion would be little prevention to
smugglers, however this apparent care
lessness was accounted for, when the olll
cer quietly asked one of our passengers
for a little remuneration, lie was feed
with an American two-oent copper and
felt gratified. Tnis incid -nt shocked me;
if such things existed on the border, what
could we expect to find in the Ulterior?
Notwithstanding the clamor of bother
some porters and pompous railway olll
cers, a goodly number of our crew man
aged to monopolize a coupe and at 10, v.
M. we sallied pat the bright lights of the
station into outer darkness. No sleep
was allowed, for wo had to change cars
every few hours, and some one suggested
a game of "sixty-six" that's a very inno
cent game and we played it all the way
to Hanover. We arrived at that place at
one o'clock a. m. when I bid adieu to the
remainder of the voyage passengers, they
going on into the Lower Hhine regions,
while I was obliged to wait at this dead
hour of night, an hour and a half for a
Magdeburg train. However the eating
saloons of the larger railway depots are
always filled with loungers or travelers,
and German characteristics can be seen
all around you.
While promenading the walk near the
gas-lights of the depot I noticed three
German students designated by a little
red cap who were none the better after
excess in strong drink. They were dis
cussing the Emperor's right to his posi
tion on the Currency question, judging
from the gestures they made. When I
observed thai they were intoxicated, no
lineal connection witli the Nebraska Uni
versity could be traced; for no such de
gree is found in the catalogues of that
institution of learning.
Time passed rapidly and I was again
aboard one of those railway navigators,
called coupes, bound for Magdeburg.
Earl) dawn soon cast a grayness upon the
surrounding country and later the nicely
shaped gardens and red-roofed houses of
frequent villages were distinctly visible.
At (! A. m. we passed within the all or
fort which fortifies the city twenty min
utes for coffee, a change of cars, a glance
at the Cathedral and we were soon driving
along at law-rnte speed over the plains of
Leipsic. In duo time we arrived at the
latter place, but our haste would not let
us gaze minutely upon heroic renown
where Gustavus Adolphus entered with
liis hordes from the North, or where Na
poleon stood while French blood flowed
in the streets. We were now in King Al
bert's realms and in a few hours arrived
at our destination.
C. M. Choi'skv.
Familiar Talk about Until.
(MY USIM.ADV WII.I, I'l.KAHK NOTICK)
Hash was discovered in the Kllh c. by
one, Che-ha, of China, second cook to his
Imperial Highness, Taou-kwnng.Einporor
of that Empire. The word is from the
Chinese" has h-nie," to cut into lilts, and Is
supposed to have had its origin witli the
discovery of the article. From so impor
tant a discovery, Clie-ha was held in great
respect, and even promoted to the rank
of first cook, by the Emperor, and almost
worshiped by the eemmon people. At
Hi si he guarded his secret with zealous
care, not even imparling it to his wife, for
in thatearlyday tradition held women at
olf-hand discredit. But it lay heavily on
his mind, and at last, 1. 1 make the matter
more complicated, he informed his wife,
in dark disclosure of the process.
Being of an energetic disposition lie
contracted to furnish the entire Empire
Willi that delectable dish; and the- onrap
lured Celestials would eat, until their na
ive strength was exhausted, and thou
were rolled across a barrel, similar to the
manner of resuscitating a drowned man.
The Emperor, seeing that it produced
such a forteon oiled, ordered a discon
tinuance of its manufacture, and the cul
prit to be deprived of rats for the rest of
his natural life. But the decree was so un
popular, that, in a short time, he revoked
it. In the mean time Chc-hn's rib pro
pensity had divulged the secret toasubor
dlnate.aud from thence, it spread like an
allectionute lien over her darling brood.
Clie-ha was inconsolable. He traded
his disobedient wife for a couple of chop
sticks and a terrier dog.
In a short time we see hash introduced
into Bavaria, Sahara, and other occiden
tal nations. At its first appearance in a
new country the demand was greater than
the supply; but this is acconted
for by commentators, as owing altogether
to the inexperience of the compounders.
In England, as is characteristic of that
nation, it was received with a great-deal
of distrust ; it was proposed by the Queen's
counsel that it bo Introduced into the
kingdom, only on the " local option" sys
tem. Not so in France; its first appear
ance was hailed with delight, and even to
the present day the famished traveler is
greeted with the euphoneous words at ev
cry hotel and cafe "vivo la hash."
Hash was brought to America, the land
of the free, by one Barnuin, a gentleman
who was making a curious collection, for
a cabinet museum. In Now York the do-
maim was uncommonly great. Jiut in
consequence of some scurrilous reports
circulated regarding the ingredients, hash
fell into disrepute. But the day of its
popularity was not over. Some enterpri
sing gentlemen, forming a inonopoly.oii
deavored to get up a "corner" on this ar
ticle of food; but an editorial rebuke in
the Ncii Yok Tribune, espousing the
cause of basil, crushed their wicked at
tempt; while the ciies of the hungry
thousands extolled its fame, and to-day
the Grangers are humming the refrain.
Hash, besides being ery palatable, is
very convenient on wash days, and other
important eras known to the domestic
hearth-stone. It is picked up indiscrim
inately, hence the term, "picked up din
ners." Hash i , not good without unboun
ded faith; and to this the moralizers all
exhort us. If the cook does not indulge
in hash . perhaps you better take a cup of
coffee and let it alone. At a new board
ing house, we think it best not to say any
tiling about the quality of the hash, for
in such eases it is generally inflicted in
over doses, to try the moral courage of
the new boarder.
My moral courage has been tried.
Mince pies have been held by some to
bo analogous to hash; but I have always
considered this to lie a sarcastic intorplot.
Now mince pies are. good, hut that they
can branch off into that profound mystery
of hash, I deny. I huvo known persons,
who by general consent were voted cur,
now would it, lie casting any reflection
upon hash, lo slate, that if lliey were to
parlake of that dish, they would be can
nibals to their adopted race?
Tuii editor of wJIernM, Plntloiiiiuuih,
referring to an editorial in the Stui't,
in which the statement was made that,
" the scholar should be found in the ranks
of Intelligent bolters," asks "the ymui"
gentlemen who edit the Studh.nt, if they
have ever seen any intelligent bolters. "
In reply we would say thai we have been
sorely worried by the keen sarcasm eon
veyed in tiiis bland intci rogation. The
Herald is evidently trying to annihilate
us by playing the role of Socrates.
But wise, old Socrates would h.u-o
blushed to have perpetrated such a (pies
tion. Wo are so sorry that the astute edi
tor of the llemld has asked this question;
as we perceive therefrom that he is either
extremely ignorant of the history of
American polities, or else, what is worse
still, that he is one of that class of polj.
ticians who would rather stupidly hold
fa.st to the rotten carcass of party, Ihoimh
they ruin themselves and disgust the Na
tior, than discard the vile thing, and give
it speedy and decent burial, whatever
it erases to bo a means of perpetuating
the gi eat ideas and principles v liieh it
professes to endorse.
Wo would advise him lo read up the
history of the "Free Soilers," "The Barn
burners," led by such " bolters" as Van
Huron, Halo and Adams the cause of the
death of the old Whig party, and of the
present dying condition of the Democrat
ic parly the record of that hero of "hoi
tors," Andrew Jackson, of Douglas, and
later, of a few such men as Freeman
Clark at Springfield. If he does this, he
will then be able to consider the matter
in a rational manner, and will perhaps
discover some representative wisdom and
intelligence in the ranks of bolters.
We have seen our nation saved in the
hour of peril by a bolter's will and huo.
ism; we have seen a groat national, evil
rooted out by the persistent efforts of hoi
tors, though fostered by two strong par
ties; even during the last year we have
seen demagogues and public robbers
tremble for fear some honest man should
have the moral courage to bolt the ticket
of his convention and refuse to license a
villian to gorge upon the people's bounty.
Would to God the Bcpublicun Fary of
Nebraska had always possessed a fewbol
tors in its caucuses and conventions! then
the Parly and the State might have been
spared shame mid disgrace.
We would ask the editor of the Jferald,
if, in the history of our State, hehas nev
or known a villian to bo imposed upon
the people, by low trickery and chicanery
in the convention, and then elected by u
craven public, literally driven to the polls
by the scourge of party fealty?
Has ho over known a political journal
to wield the parly lash in the behalf of a
candidate whom there was every reason
to suspect ? If so, would not the editorof
such n journal have slimi'ii nim-n m-iiw.
I pie and intelligence by warning the pco-
tklfkt ilo it it in Muni ln I...!.. ..f .. . . 1
jut. wi uiiiigu, inuii u) uringing a disgrace
upon his party and a calamitv upon the
Which policy would be most likely to
endanger tno stability of a partv ami de
stroy public confidence lo impose an
evil or incompetent man upon the people,
or discard him and let the opposing par
ty gain momentarily in the race? Ed.
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