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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
OUR COLLEGE NEWS.
A lino stock of Gloves on hand at
Sheldon & Sons'.
At one of the University dormitories,
on the night of the Adolphiitu social, u
Prep wanted to know of 'i Junior, "Why
didn't the boys eat any of the onion hash
David May lias a largo tailoring es
tablishment In connection with li is cloth
ing store, and he oilers special induce
ment to students.
Seven or eight students In a club can
get hoard next term of Hov. G. S. Alexan
diT, at reasonable rates, if engaged soon.
Inquire of the editor of the Sti'ih-'NT.
Underwear and Hosiery at Sheldon k
If you waul to have a good opinion
of yourself, just go to Cllne, the students'
photographer, and have your picture tak
en. lie possesses the hidden art of draw
ing a flue picture from the homeliest face.
Gloves! Gloves! Gloves! all kinds at
Sheldon is Son's. 00
Students wanting the December num
bcr of the 1Il:sim:iuan sent to any other
than their usual address will leave instrue
tinn with the business manager.
Writing notes is all the rage now a
days among the lads and lasses. The fol
lowing laconic correspondence is a fair
Enamored lass' note: Tu in uniino.
Susceptible Junior's reply: Multum to
Students in need of anything in the
line of Groceries and Provisions should
go to W. W. English, (tf)
Soph. How did you like thcconcert
Prep. I can't say I enjoyed it very
Soph i with a look of mingled pity and
scorn). You are not educated sutllcient
to enjoy such intellectual treats. .
A prep who wished to send a note to
his dulclnc'i requesting her to attend the
society with him, did not know how to
spell her name, so he borrowed a diction
ary, a bible, a geography and all the old
almanacs he could llnd, but received no
light on the subject. His roommate sug
gested to him that lie ask the lady's ma.
A Senior was exhibiting his great (eat
(feet) in the gymnasium the other day.
He said, " I can run and jump two chairs
piled in a row." lie cleared the first
chair in line style, but fell short of his
mark and name down on chair No. 2,
which could not sustain the weight of his
ponderous understandings, and it fell
into about fourteen thousand pieces
A Prep, who rooms in the University,
has purchased a field glass, (to bo paid for
uhi'ii liis porcine become adipose,) and
spends six hours every day watching two
young ladies, through the parlor windows
"I" a house half a mile away. He says it
l.s a splendid glass it brings them so close
that he can hear the dear creatures whhpor.
Class In Latin Grammar.
Prep: Professor, what Is tho meaning of
Prof.: Why, Mr. , did you never see
Hint word before ?
Prep-. I have seen part of it before.
Prof.: What part?
Prep: The last part.
Prof.: Oh, you have seen ho dam(u)
part, have you ?
Sheldon fc Sons' have the largest and
cheapest stock of undcrware In the city,
and are old patrons of tits Hksi'KMAN.
Students, give them a call.
Class In German.
Prof. Mr. H., read your sentence.
Mr. 11. The Trinity Church, in New
York, is the largest in America.
Prof. What is tho meaning of the word
Mr. B. I believe it is tiie name of some
creed in tho prayer book. (Loud ap
plause.) Scene, Reading Room. '
Young Lady (to Prep). Is tho library
Prep. No; I wisli I had a key, I would
open it for you.
Young Lady (smiling sweetly). Oh, I
thank you for your attentions.
Prep rushes frantically down stairs, runs
over a professor and three students, in his
wild attempts to llnd some one who has a
key to the library.
The members of one of the bachelor
boarding houses have re-christened one
another, giving titles at once compliment
ary and suggestive. One rejoices under
the sobriquet of Hoag. another answers to
the tender epithet, Old Cow, another calls
his chum Cod and is affectionately dubbed
Ecod, a la Goldsmith, in return. One is
considerably exalted because the respect
fill Mister is always attached to his name.
Scene A. boardumself hall.
Time Dinner hour
Bill: Say, Dick, why don't you keep
your hat on while you cook ?
Bill: Then how did this hair come in
the mush ?
Dick: 'Taint a hair, dunce; that's a
Bill: Well, I swow, that's tho first corn
silk I ever saw with a nit on it.
Dick puts a mansard roof over Bill's
Since the "Typo's Ode " to a blue bow
and hairpin appeared in the columns of
the Studknt, our brunette typo says Ms
path is literally beset with bows and hair
pins of all shapes, colors, .sizes and quidi
ties, lie says he verily believes that every
girl in the University makes a point of
"losing one bow per diem on tho average,
as a temptation to his muse. He lias ac
tually filled our "scrap drawer" with
these alluring trophies. Among them are
12 yellow, 1!) blue, I speckled, 2 black, 4
red, gingham and (I nankeen bows, be
sides hairpins Innumerable. Every lady
in school evidently thinks she is the fair
" Daisy "that so exercises Type's atlec
The members of tho Ladies' Literary
Union gave their first public performance
on the 12th inst.; it was very creditable to
tho society. Part of the members were
before the public for the first time. Thoy
sliowed a careful preparation, and from
tho arrangement of tho programme, It
was evident there are some in the Society
who understand the art of carrying for
ward buch work. The exercises consisted
of music, essays, declamations, select
reading, and finished with reading a pa.
per. The audience appeared to enjoy the
performances very much, and all that wo
spoko to oxprossed the wish, that tho
ladies would have open session every
week. If some of tluwo gentlemen who
always have some excuse for not being
prepared, or stay away, when thoy havo
anything to do in Society, would visit tho
ladles and learn a lesson from them In
preparation and go-ahead-ativoness, they
would certainly be benefitted thereby.
The L. L. U. now numbers seventeen ac
live members, and many more have prom
ised to join soon. So the other societies
will havo to look out for their laurels or
they will be distanced by their younger
Tho paper is a now feature in the socie
ties of the University we are sure it can
and will bo made a success by the ladles.
The editor Informed us that there had
boon contributions enough handed in to
fill tho columns of two good sized papers.
When the ladies undertake to do anything
they will carry it through and never think
of such a thing as fail.
Death has again visited the University.
Louis Russell Hills departed this life on
the 9th Inst., after an illness of about three
weeks. The deceased was born in Lock
port, Illinois, March 14, 1853, where he re
sided with his parents until seven years
ago, they moved to Dokota Territory,
where he, clerked in a drug store. While
engaged in this occupation, he determined
to educate himself for a physician, which
object ho zealously pursued to the time of
Ills death. Five years ago he removed
with his parents to Covington, Nebraska,
whore ho became a member of the Sons
of Temperance, of which organization ho
remained a faithful member. Ho attended
the graded school at Sioux City, where he
entered his class No. 25, and left No. 2
From Covington they moved to Polk
County, where his father took a homestead ,
but came to Lincoln a year ago last Sept.,
to give his children the advantages of a
university education. Russell entered the
Second Preparatory class, but by hard
work last year, and studying all last vaca
tion, he made up one year. At tho begin
ning of this year ho was enrolled as a
regular Freshman. But the exertion lie
made to advance himself was more than
his system could endure, and he fell an
easy victim to the typhoid fever. While in
the University, lie was noted for his quiet,
industrious disposition, and was respected
alike by professors and students. ,
The Adclphiun Society gave a social,
on the 3th inst., which was one of the
most enjoyable allairs of tho term. At
an early hour, the students and their
friends began to arrive, and by eight
o'clock a very large company had as
sembled, bent on enjoyment. The evening
passed off with social convoke, reading,
music and song. Miss Llllle Fisher fa
vored the company by reading a humor
ous piece entitled, "The Dmchmau and
tho Rattlesnake," which was very finely
delivered; but It Is unnecessary to say
anything about the style, as it is well
known that she is one of the best readers
In tho University. Miss Madge Hitch
cock rendered the beautiful song, "For
You," while Miss Mollio Baird played
tho accompaniment. Miss Hitchcock
has a voice of wonderful sweetness and
we think tho music was one of the most
pleasant features of the evening. Tho
Chancellor, ably assisted by the Janitor,
formed a conspiracy against the students,
declaring It was eleven o'clock and conso
quontly time to disperse, when we thought
it scarcely nine, (though we had left our
watch at home on the washboard.) Ev
ery one we saw scorned to enjoy himself.
Thanks are duo the Janitor for his thought
fulness in hanging a beacon light in tho
cupola so those coming from a dlstanco
could find the way. (Tho students are all
If the local columns are not very well
represented this issue, our friends must
charge it to an overstrain upon our nerv
ous system. Tho morning after tho issu
ing of the last number, we walked proud
ly Into the University, conscious that wo
had discharged our duty to the best of
our ability, and anxious to hear some one
give us a word of commendation. Wo
hud just entered the hall, when a fierce
looking prep rushed upon us, and taking
us by the throat yelled, "Aren't you tho
fellow who wrote that about me?" Wo
attempted to answer him, but could not
on account of his close embrace. Wo
were just coming to tho conclusion that
some other fellow would make himself
immortal by describing how wo had been
martyred for the liberty of the press, , hen
he let go with the kind assurance, that
Ihat was nothing to what we might ex
pect if any til ing more appeared about
him. We entered the recitation room se
riously meditating on the uncertainties of
an editor's life. There we met the gaze of
a fair damsel, who had been wont to smile
upon us, but she. cast eleven Ugcrs and two
mountain lions at us, out of her gentle
blue eyes. Wo suddenly remembered hav
ing left home that morning without read
ing a chapter in Job, so we crept out of
the room and attempted to leave the build
ing without anyone else attacking us; hut
just before wo gained the door, in stalked
a senior in all his dignity, and walking up
to us with a frown on his classic counte
nance that would make an iusmunco
agent tremble, demanded in thunder tonesi
' Did you write that article about me,
Sir ?" Wo cannot prevaricate, so we meek,
ly answered that wo did not think there
was any harm in it. " Sir," said lie " I'll
be even with you if I have to make it out
of whole cloth." This was more than we
could bear, to have an entire encyclopedia
in tho form of a senior hurled at our poor
unprotected head. Wo rushed forth com
pletoly demoralized and have not yet en
--John Langdon is traveling in Europe
for his health. His brother informed us
that he was Improving very fast, and
thoughtsome of attending Trinity College
We were favored with a visit from
Mr. George Mitchell of Donne College,
Crete. He expressed himself as highly
pleased with the workings of tho Univer
sity. He informed us there are between
sixty and seventy students in attendance
Miss Ida Walker was married on the
Kith Inst, to Dr. Avery. Tho happy couple
passed through Lincoln on the same day
3 their way to Florida, where the Doctor
goes to practice his profession. Our
best wishes go with them.
Misses Mollie Baird and llattlo
Slaughter will spend the winter In Chica
go, for the purpose of perfecting thorn
selves in the delightful art of music.
Many a Lincoln audience has been charm
ed by the sweet strains that llowed from
their lips and will wait impatiently for
their return. Tho students, and more es
peclally the Adolphian society, will miss
them, not only on account of their superi
or musical powers, but their social at-
tractions. Young ladies, you are followed
by the earnest" "God speed" of your
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