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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
I'Ulil.lHIIKD MONTHLY JIY Til 14
IIESPERIAN STUDHNT PUBLISH
OK Til 14
EniToit-iN-rniKK, . U. K. IIowaiid.
Assooiatk Knrroit and Rkvikwhii,
Emma L. Williams.
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II. II. Wilson, Htisinoss Manager.
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economy of our Legislature lias crippled
lis purposes. Yi'l notwithstanding those
drawbacks-tho attendance upon the Unl.
varsity has increased considerably over
that of last year. The present term shows
a larger attendance than any previous one,
which considering it is the summer term,
is certainly encouraging. Tins Agricultu
ral College, which was really put in prac
tical operation at the beginning o" the
year, now lias fifteen students cnployed
thereon. Many more would have been
enrolled In that depaiMmnt, had there
been means to provide comfortable dor
mitorles and a sulllolent amount of appli-
ances. Pro I. rhompson, the Dean, thinks
that at least llfty may be expected in that
department during next year, if such
necessaries are provided.
Under these circumstances the lamenta
ble cry of schemers and demagogues for
the suspension of the University is very
ill-timed. It Is to be hoped the good sense
of the people will be too strong to bo
At the beginning of last year wo made
some Inquiry into the matter, and dlscov
ered that not far from twenty students
were anxious to enter upon the study of
law in the University, should an opporlu.
nity be olTered. His not an extravagant
estimate to say Unit an equal number will
be ready to enter next September. This
would certainly bo a grand stride in the
development of the University, and
would a Hold thcoppor unity to students,
having obtained their literary education
in the University, of completing a profes-
sional course hero also. Our University
ought toallbrd the means of obtaining a
complete education. Let us Western stu
dents have the opportunity of obtaining
a Western education in the fullest sense of
The Latex Student takes us severely to
task for allowing an article entitled "What
is a JJook, and What It is to Read," to an-
pear in (ho columns of a recent issue of
All nrtleli'H for itibllctit ton flioiUtl bumlilroHnuri
Killtor HkkI'Kuian Siuiiknt, Statu Unlvciwlty.
Lincoln Nebraska. All nub-ciliitions, with thu
address, elunild bo cent to the lliiflnosf Mnnngoi-.
Subscriptions collected Inviirliilily In mlviuice.
Advertisements collected monthly.
We are now fast approaching the fourth
year of our University's existence. Soon
wo all shall have departed to other scenes
of recreation and pleasure, among the
blessed associations ami sweet attractions
of home, or, as will be the case witli some
of us, to engage in different kinds of labor
in other Ileitis. Pause then and glance
back over the path you have trod during
the year. Have you left any monuments
along your course that will ever indicate
toyourown mind, if to noothor, Unit it has
been one of progress in the right direc
lion V Some w ill contemplate the summa
ry of their year's labor with pride and
satisfaction in consequence of the intellec
tual growth they have attained the im
mouse widening of their mental horizon's
rim, as they hove advanced. Otheis will
turn away with a yearning in their hearts
and a sigh of regret, at leaving scenes of
social happiness and pleasure. iJut with
us the absorbing thought is the reflection
that wc have made so many painful mis
takes so many failures; that wo have
missed so many opportunities for improve
meat. The past, is past. Wo can't recall
it by wailing, neither can wo recompense
itstailuro with greater diligence; for if
wo improve each day as it passes the very
best we are able, wo are only doing our
duty; yet for all that in the future lies our
influenced by the unreasonable attacks. the IIksi'khian. Tito editor condemns
Wo regret exceedingly to see ono of our jtlie article as an exainpieof plagiarism of
rcircnts i) a mr lie na ri o . i u as to hesn m" inosi inc.xcusao o c iiiracini- on tin
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Scribes and Pharisees. It speaks very lit-, part of the writer, alleging that it was la
tlo for his modesty or his wisdom. We I ken from Dr. Noah Porter's work on
fear that petty local prejudice is at the J Books and Reading.
bottom of all this hue and cry. How long. I Wo freely acknowledge that the rebuke o
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j liiiiu, mnv miii muni im- plume; wi'iiatO
bo sacrificed to local greed and jealousy!
Tt may seem untimely and unrcasona-
bio for us to urge any further increase of
expenditure In connection with the Uni.
versity; especially now, when the two
colleges already in operation tve so poorly
sustained financially, when the cry of
"economy," and "relief from taxation" is
borne to us on every breeze; whoa, not
the Ihife Student is merited; for, unon ox
aminatiou, we find ths article to be almost
a cerliatim copy of portions of that work.
Plagiarism is n crime so contemptible, that
we dosiro to oiler no word of extenuation
whorovor It may occur.
Wc have never had the privilege of
reading Dr. Porter's work until recently;
hence our ignorance, not our intention
will account for the publication ol tho ar
tide. Wo presume wo might safelv state
withstanding the fact that the University that there are many valuable books which
has prospered as well as any one can expect, wc bavo never read, and perhaps wo
and that we have a princely endowment. . would bo equally safe in saying that we
yctourlaw-makeis have so circumscribed Jaro ot Hie only one among college editors
and restricted the disposal thereof, that (tmU mlglit makollto same confession. It
the snood v and most successful dcv.-Nm has been our earnest deslro nm- mtL. ..
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retarded. "We freely admit that we are a . fororiginality. la (his desire we trust wo
sentimentalist, an enthusiast, an impracti-1 hnonot oeon utterly disappointed. Wo
cal dreamer, and all that sort of thing, yet , vt,,,3' deeply regret that an Imposition so
it does seem to bo a sorrowful condition .damaging should have been perpetrated
of society when ignorance is considered i U1))M ,IS- We dosiro to say one word how.
the least dangerous evil, and our eilnoa- i vot' in exoneration ol the author now
tional advantages must bo curtailed or do- deceased. He was a young man of roput-
ed high moral character and rare talent.
We are persuaded that lie himself would
stroyed, to foster an.l build up those so
nulled morn m'jwtlfiil !iitiivuf lYmii u'l.L.l.
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money Hows directly, as tho immediate '"ever have suffered the article to appear
reward of labor. Tho locusts tire not I lx',,(H'0 "io public as original. Tho weight
Tho condition and prosperity ol the
University during the year has been very
satisfactory when all things are consider
ed. Tins Slate lias been grievously atilic
ted. Tho grasshoppers have devoured the
fruits of the farmer's toil, and depressed
business in all circles. Indeed the pests
bavo uotyot finished their ravages, but the
corn and wheat mo being reaped and
glenned before the harvest time, boding
suffering and poverty for another year,
perhaps tho shock will be felt for many
years. Another serious dlfllculty to wliich
the successful management of tho Univer.
nity lias been subjected, has been want of
means. The narrow and short-sighted
merely destroying the corn, barley and
wheat of tho farmer, and bringing physic
al huncrorto the homes of many, but quite
unintentionally by the unconscious insect
itself, through man's own stupidity, it is
in danger of entailing mental famine, and
intellectual want upon the whole commit,
nity. We raise our voice against this
sordid policy rather prnpcnuitji of bu
man nature. Let it be the fond boast of
Nebraska that, (luring her hour of gloom
and depression, tho star of her intellectu
al growth wn swiftly bowling towards
the zenith, tiiat while her palaces of Com
inerceand Trade wore crumbling 'imi tot
terlng, her temples of Learning wore send
ing ilieir towers heavenward.
But what we sot out to say Is (his; Can
not a college of Law be established at the
beginning of Hie next year? The addi
tional expense would not bo great not as
great in proportion to the number who
would cater that department, as is the
present expense to tho number now In the
Literary department of tho : University.
)f blame should fall upon his instructors.
Had we not supposed tho article had
passed under tho eye of Gen. T. J. Mor
gun, of the University of Chicago, then
Principal of the Stato Normal School, of
which the writer was a student, we should
have been more cautious in testing its an
thonticity. It was then the policy of tho Normal
instructors, (we have since learned) upon
which much stress was laid, to advise stu
dents to read particular works before pre
paring their themes, and then to assimilate
tho thoughts of the author. This, to say
tlio least, is a perilous method of instruc
lion, and ono calculated to destroy all In
dependence of thought. Students arc not
apt to read more Uian ono work, and the
chances aro that an attempt to assimilate
the author's thought will result in plagiar
ism. Of course one should read, and read
much. It is a safer policy to read several
authors unon tho Rnmn flithiont -. i,:..,i...i
subjects, before writing, and then It will
bo possible to preserve individuality of
Tim painful position in which wo lmv0
been placed, will, at least, teach us a vulu.
able lesson to exercise greater caution t.
itorlally In future. Hd.-in-ChT.
DKATII OF CASSIUSM.CROPSEY.
Again wo aro called upon to record tho
last sad chapter of a human llfe-,ni
chapter wliich reads so much nllko iTcbb- ll
"Died, on the morning of Juno 7, at hi,
homo in Lincoln, Casslus M. Cropsey."
Cassius was for several years a student
of the University, also a charter member
of llio Adolphlan Literary Sociolj, f
which ho was ono of the 'most talented
workers. Thus a second Una. has tho So.
duly been bereaved of ono of M M
honored and beloved mouthers.
His depnrttiro was very Hiidden, but not
unexpected, for '11111 fell and remorse
disease, Consumption, had long since
marked him for her prey. About a ycr
ago he went to Europe to join his brother
Consul at Chemnitz, Germany, in hope f
recovering his health by traveling ihvn
amrainong tho mountains of Switzerland
Vain hope. A few weeks since, wan ami
emaciated, ho returned to his native land
iodic. Ills ashes arc now laid to rest be
side tho grave of bis mother, who preeeil
cd him only a few weeks through the
Dark Valley, while her beloved son was
absent in a foreign land.
It is unnecessary to pause to adorn the
memory of ono so well known and uni.
versally beloved, with lofty praises or Hat.
terlng eulogies. It is enough to say, tlnit
ho was n young man of manly, and nV
markably welbdovoloped character, a
gonial companion and a faithful friend
no was one among tho few who really up.
preoiato the aim of true education. He
felt that tho object ol all study should be
to develop character and true manhood,
"to bo something" as well as "to knoit
something." u WIW ever actuated by no
ble ideas of "life and living." hjh .
timely departure has cast ,ri, ...
sadness over many a heart. Many an eye
is uiin, many a cheolc is moist with the
tear of grief.
1,111 ,,u ,lus only anticipated us nil u
tho fulfillment of a destiny which we can
none of us escape.
it is hard In youth to j ield up ia. vhvr.
isliod plans ol a nobio life-work which
every aspiring mind designs. Yet for alt
that, Deatli abridges a ,g catalogue of
lunula lum anxieties, together with tho
bright hopes and anticipation ho destroys.
Let us shed a tear over the memory of
our friend, and then bow In meekness to
the will of Providence.
THE NKGLECT5f HIGHER KDU
The greater the privileges which an hull
vidual or a nation enjoys, tho more peril
mis aro the dangers to which tho Individ
" or uio nai ion Is exposed. This state.
went i a truism which will bear roped
ton and reflection. I a republic, like
the United States, the people have far more
reason to dread tho evils that constantly
threaten them, from tho abuse of thf
moat sacred rights and privileges which
heir very constitution insures to theui,
than tho Invasion of hostile armies
or the dispensations of Providence
Wo Americans feel that the rlglft of uni
vorsal suffrage is just as much an inherent
prerogative of human hidi, ., .i. ,.ii,.
to breathe the bountiful air of heaven.
Yet this very privilege of 8itffro Is the
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