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the so ample prairie furnish plenty of
room for leg-devolopmont.
Lot iw have ono or two University Huso
Dull clubs! The " Half ami Hull's" wore
all well enough in fact did nobly. The
"Liuubs" and "Missionaries" were fain,
oils principally for the euphony of their
liana-, nild their charming awkwardness.
Hut Id us have a genuine University club,
through and through, and win our way to
funic on our own merit or perish in hon
Football and Cricko: wouldn't be so
very bud i Ithor. In fact, wo have hoard
several enthusiastic freshes and sophs de.
elare their willingness to immolate their
.shin-"" tlit altar of the god of sports for
the promotion of the pedal exercise.
Oh! you don't believe in wasting time
in such rude, vulgar sport? You came
here l cultivate your mind, did you?
AVclI. my worthy friend, you may bo sin.
core, then again youw,y not. It is mere.
Iv possible that you tiro a puny, sallow
skinned lad, spiiitucl, who loves (to try)
tn study, and has no fait It in his ability to
i.'iiipoto w lit his more lusty comrades in
phx.lcul yportt. If you are, why, man
uliu yet out in the Held, warm up your
stagnant v. unity, replace mo niiiK-unu.
wuior in your arteries with a little blood,
and then you can study.
If barely possible you are one of
limn- high-toned follows, whose excessive
dignity a ill not allow thorn to indulge in
" wude" games, wo think by careful inspec
tion you will find that your ponderous
weight of bruin results prineipulh' from
the secretion of a little too much sup in
your cerebrum. If you will not work it
oil' with play, we would tecommend tre
punning for relief.
Wo have been disgracefully apathetic
during the past yqars. Let the record of
the present year bo one of conquest and glo
ry in the flcd, and wo are confident thai
the record in the class-book will bo fairer
And now, generous pultons, revered
inn-ton- of the Association, and miscol.
laneoiis readers, indulge a word about the
Have wo como up (o your expectations v
is inexcusably culpable!'''
"Mr. Editor, is it I V is it IV" exclaims a
certain representative student we know
of. How wonderfully .Judns-llko your
voice sounds, my dear sirl You are the
mini, we opine. You belong to that half
oi me students or the University who
don't subscribe, do j on not? Mind, we
said " don't Hulmribet"-,ytni till read it of
course. You are a firm believer in right
eons proverbs, Mrs. Skinflint's and oth
ers,. Hero is your code: You repeat to
yourself, "A penny saved is a penny
gained" hence you prudently read your
room-mate's or friend's paper, and gaze
with virtuous satisfaction on your dollar
" Charily begins at home," you conlin
tie, then borrow neighbor A's'paper, as a
charity to yourself, and spend your tlol
lar for peanuts, hair-oil, or ribbons.
"Take care of the pence and the dimes
will lake, cure of themselves," say you,
and instead of buying a few extra copies
for your friends at homo, who would val
uo them very highly, coming from your
school, you cherish your dollar and buy
tiro dollars worth of " AVuvorly" or " Sat-
'j urduy Night," reud them and then bestow
thorn on your sister at home.
How many students will adopt this
code for the coming year Who will first
distinguish himself in the good woik?
Take xotiu:, wo have raised the sub.
scription price to one dollar! simply bo
cause scventy.flvc cents was too little. Of
course, our friend of the proverbs won't
like this. He is very economical. He
fears his friend, from whom he steals or
begs his paper, will be impoverished.
Heaven bless the unselfish virtue of such
THE COLLEGIAN'S CRITIQUE.
In looking over the hue numbers of our
exchanges wo had the pleasure of meet
ing with the IIksi'I'kiax Sitdkxt, a col.
lego monthly, published, it seein-, in be
half of the State University and the State
Normal School of Nebraska. Fooling
that wo had mot a friend from our own
neighborhood, wo wore compelled to scan
its pages und form some opinion of this
college journal of whoso existence wo
wore yet uninformed. We are pleased.
witii llio sheet in many liurticulars and
Have we improved our privileges as well j Sl ." Nebraska is not behind other
For ourselves we would say, that we are' The paper contains some good articles,
im wo oiiL-litv ir mit uhm-i, rrwu n,i. h,tttos ,n C(,lk' periodicals which u
as uc ought. II not, white lCsts tnoso co,mnonlv 1)n.vaj, alui nre f ,,,,
luull ? Lot a remedy be suggested. utility to tho'studonts, present and past
For ourselves we would saw that we are' The paper contains some good urllcl
now on a sell'-siipporting basis. We have )' "'- tlulit rhetoric was not consulted
. , ... e , ,, in Hie article, "An Idea," when the writer
been running a halt year under the now, rL.)r(.bL.llts M,nie people riding their -
regime. If you recollect, there were
grave doubts, on the part of many, as to
our ability to support the Student in its
enlarged form, from tho grently increased
by until it becomes threadbare." In the
editorial we notice some typographical
errors or a now ray of orthography when
the editor speaks of "flights of oratory,
or uses his our rather gallantly" as ho
oxpen&o of publication. Thanks to the i reaches some soaring climax of owntory
wUdom of our wide-awake Hoard ot lie. I (Have you not oared part of your own
gent.-., and to a generous public, we have
Miccccdod. If wc have also satisfied your
ideus and wishes in the literary character
of our paper, wc are satisfied.
If ilie proper support is tendered us,
and under skillful management, editorial,
ly and flnauolully, wo already discern the
dim outlines of a good power press, and
HUcelciyjmge journal, becoming more and
more distinct in our mental horoscope.
Are wo two sanguine in thinking that
within another twelve-month this vision
will become a reality V All we want Is
" tho mind to."
Our subscription roll is fearfully short !
Is the Student not worth Its price, or is
( somobody careless or parsimonious ? Just
lotuawhibor something in your car
41 we can 'put our linger on tho -chap "who
Hoot of words into the harbor of your
quotation marks, Mr. Collegian, and left
some of ours, In niid-ocoan unsheltered,
which you meant to have taken into
port?) "Wo are unacquainted with the au
thority that gives "glossa Hollcomkce,"
translating eta by e though in the Uni
versity of Nebraska they may have somo
new system of instruction in Greek that
lias never been introduced lu the institu
tions of lower (?) grade.
The paper puts the following queery:
(Is not that n queer query, Sir. Collegian?)
"Is there no law to protect a student from
Hie raids of book-agents, and is it possi
ble to enjoy religion as long as they are
allowed to run at largo? If any one has
a suggestion to inako that will rid tho
world of this class of Individuals, lip has
an opportunity to immortalize himself.
"Who Comes llrsb"
From which it appears that the religion
of-the University suffers great alarm at
the approach of agents, as though it wore
nisuillciont Tor the test that the agents
give by their works. Like that of many
oilier universities their religion must be
as airy and unstable as the wind itself
that sweeps over the Nebraska plains.
But probably the editors are not accurate
ly informed of the religious status of the
Un i versl ly. Ctvi trul Collegian.
"Wc are chagrined mortified I Our in
ordinate pride has been fearfully mangled
by your most remarkable critique, Mr.
The agreeable, intelligent, and, we have
hitherto supposed, honest face of the Cen
tral Collegian has made its appearance
regularly in our sanctum for the last two
years, very nearly, and has been received
as an honored visitor. AVe had supposed
that the Student had been admitted, at
least, to m lowest seat at our august neigh
bor's table. How humiliating, then, to
discover that all this lime we have been
standing in the vestibule, hat in hand, pa
tiently waiting to make our obeisance in
presence of the worthy magnates within!
The only sweet (V) mingled with this gall
of bitterness is the fact, thai the Collegian
has at last learned of our ''existence."
But pray, brother Collegian, are we to
understand from your statement, that you
generously disseminate your valuable
journal, rich fount of wisdom ! broadcast
among your benighted and impoverished
brethren of the press gratis? Or, perad
venture, you hao inadequate means of
internal communication in Missouri, and
the mails are two years behind the times?
Or perhaps, oh! dread conclusion! the
editor has just awakened from a short
" Hip Van "Winkle" nap and is n few years
behind the age in his reckonings V We uro
glad that the editor of the Collegian con
descends to acknowledge that he is bound
to us by a fraternal tic, however slight, in
asmuch as he hails from our " neighbor
hood." Alas ! thai he ever departed from
us ! AVe grieve sorely. "Wc mourn because
we fear that his character for acutencss and
veracity has not been improved by the
change of climate.
AVe bog lieve to say that Iho Studkxt is
not published "in behalf of the State
University and the State Normal School
of Nebraska." You should, at least, read
our title page, Mr. Editor, before you lire
your dangerous (to yourself,) criticisms at
random. Our only connection with the
Normal School is a fraternal and social
interest in her welfare.
AVe always did like to bo patronized;
but to bo patronized br the Central Colleg
ian is a bliss wc have never dared to hope
for, even in our hours of most phrensied
ambition! AVe can now sec above the
clonus, our status as a college journal is
fixed. Wc are no longer an experiment.
AVe arc happy and nil because ue have
been acknowledged by the Central Collegian!
AVe frankly plead guilty to many typo
graphical errors-in the Student. This is
an evil wo admit also. But wo believe,
with Dr. Holland, that only through
great evils, do wo gain our greatest bless
ings. AVero it not for a few discrepancies
of this kind, how could first class journals
furnish proper food for criticism to edi
tors, who either have not tho energy or
the capacity to criticise tho literary mer
its of an article, but must spend nil their
wit and intellectual force on a blunder of
tho typo, or an omission of the proofread
So you " ore unacquainted with the au
thority that gives 'glossa IIelleelkee,,
translating eta by cj" arc you? Please no-
ticc that we wrote " Hclleenikec," but you
have "Hcllccmkcc," which either proves
that you are just a little dishonest or, is
iinothci proof of die old proverb about
glass houses, stones oi.'t things.
AVe presume there arc n great 11111113
good authorities Mhioh have not yet been
honored by your acquaintance, ninoii
thom your Greek Grammar, Llddell and
Scott's Greek Loxioon,and nil good writers
who have had occasion to translate the
Greek alphabet by means of English'
Again you are guilty of a misstatement;
wc did not translate eta by e but by re.
Now, if you mean to criticise our p'over.
ty, in not being able to afford a font of
Greek type, avo simply proffer you our
hearty contempt; but, if you criticise our
translation, we deeply pity your ignrt.
rancc. How could a writer, by use of
English characters, distinguish between
cpsilon and eta, when it is absolutely nec
essary to preserve tho distinction, unless
by the use of c for cpsilon and ecfoveta, or
some equivalent method?
AVe would respectfully refer the editor
of the Collegian lov undisputiiblc authori
ty to the "Englishman's Greek Concord
ance of the New Testament," edited by
the learned Geo. V. AVigrum, who has
consulted and used the authority and cm
dition of some of the best classic scholars
of the age. As tho fttadnmcntul reason
for this translation, see Liddell and Scott,
where you will learn, that eta formerly
was composed of, and represented by, two
e2)silons in the. original. AVe would also
recommend a careful review of the rudi
mentary Greek text-books, and frequent
consultation with the learned Faculty of
Central College, on the part of the editors
of the Collegian, before they assume that
our University is of a lower grade in clas
sic attainments than their own institution.
AVe shall not attempt to substantiate or
champion all the squibs of our local col
umns, but we will say this of our own
"religious status" as a University: AVhat
with a learned divine, each of a different
orthodox persuasion, in nearlyeverv chair
of the University, and various other means
oi grace, our religious privileges arc ccr.
tainly of a rich and varied character.
The slightly contending breezes of purely
orthodox sentiment, which continually
soothe our spiritual natures, is calculated
fo cause a healthy current of blood to per
meate our moral being.
But as editor, we arc afraid that even
this unexceptionable influence has loft lit
tle of the " leaven of unrighteousness" in
our system. It is not the fault of our al
ma mater, however, if our doxii is a lectio
skeery, if our piety is slightly shaky. "But
we have imbibed just enough of the old
fogy puritanism to be incapable of mis
statement and fiction in order to find ma
tcriul for an editorial, while wc have
mingled therewith enough " free thought"
nnd " reason" to prevent us from attempt,
ing to pluck out the mote from our broth
er's eye, without first determining wheth.
cr tho object which distorts our vision is
not a beam in our own.
AVo are sony to be forced into a contro-
versy of this kind. AVo bolicvo flint- gen-
tlemnnly courtesy is the characteristic of
a first class college paper. Lot usnot.im
itato tho the bickering, depravqd sca.yqii.
gers among tho political press, vthqt livo
by tearing down the, characters,, of' others
and fatten ,ipon the ruiu of their own
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