Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, December 01, 1875, Page 4, Image 4

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Editoimn-cuikk, G. E. IIowaiw.
Assooiatk Editor and Rkvikwku,
Emma L. Williams.
II. II. Wilson, Business Manager.
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Single ' copy 0.10.
1 column one insertion $4.00.
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All nrtlclus for publlcutlmi eliotilil bonddiosscd
Editor IlKsr-KMAN Studknt, Stu University.
Lincoln Xubrnkn. All subscriptions, with thu
address, should bu sent to thu UusliiCHsMniuigur.
Subscription collected invurliibly in ndvnnco.
Advertisements collected monthly.
and friendship (or the Hksimciuan, in tlio
Before we descend Mie tripod, allow ua
to mention tin ideal we liavo long cher
ished, in reference to the Studknt. It is
this, to convert the paper into a magazine
as soon us possible. It would imply little
increase of expense; while the same
amount of matter we now publish, arrang
ed in thu new form, would make a month
ly magazine of over fifty pages. Tins
plan wc commend to the wisdom and con
sideration of those who succeed us.
To the able gentlemen of the Junior
Class, into whoso hands Jlhe 11ksikiuan
now passes, we cheerfully relinquish its
fortunes, fully believing that "progress
will bo their watch-word, and that merited
success will crown thoir dibits.
Once more, dear friends and readers all,
The time is at hand for us to bid adieu
to the Studknt, and our friends, in an ed
itorial capacity. No less an authority
than Dr. Samuel Johnson has observed
that no one can look upon anything
with which lie has long been familiar, no
matter how disagreeable its nature, and
feel that it is for the last time, without
experiencing an emotion of sadness. This
sadness the convict feels for the cell that
has so long witnessed his sighs ami shame ;
the slave, for his chains, the insignia of
liis humiliation and bondage; the soldier,
for his sword; the woodman, for his ax;
the laborer, for his shovel; Robinson Cru
soe, for his Island; as well as the wander
er, for his home and native laud.
Some such weakness is our, a& we take
up our pencil, well worn and stumpy from
two years service, for a parting Ilourish
For thcjnhor we have expended upon these
columns has been both arduous and
pleasant; it has been at times irksome,
often thankless, but more frequently, full
of satisfaction and intense interest. The
work has grown lo bo habitual ; so that
now wu feel like taking a good old Moth
odist hand shake, on saying farewell. In
the many things, foolish, indifferent, or
pertinent, which we have said, we bespeak
the charitable remembrance of all, espec
ially the student and members of the
Association, who have been directly inter
ested in the welfare and management of
the Ilusi'KUiAN, for the honesty of pur
pose and good faith, in which, we believe,
they wero all written.
To our many friends, lo whoso aid and
advice the Studknt owes whatever of
merit it has possessed, during our super
vision, we tender our sincere thanks.
Our exchanges have been the sources
of much pleasure and profit, both for
their criticism and for the pleasing and
intfcllectuahissooiations they have allbrded
us. Soino severe blows have been receiv
ed and given, but those "It will only re
joice us to remember in after times."
Farewell, then, brother "Ex;" wo be
speak the continuation of your courtesy
There is a trait of human character
which is the cause of more self-deception,
and which is used as a cloak for more
downright littleness and meanness, than
many a more palpable and portentious evil
passion, or outcropping of human deprav
ity. If we adopt the common and not
inapposite figure of representing the va
rious evil passions of the human heart, as
so many ravenous beasts of prey, the ani
mal in question is one of the most sneak
ing, treacherous, dangerous monsters,
which prowl about and infest the weak
noshes of an otherwise ingenuous human
nature. It belongs to that historic genus
which hides its own hideousiiess under
the Immaculate lleece of the lamb that
emblem of purily and innocence.
This trait may be defined as conscientious
meanness, or wickedness and unnianliness,
under a pretense of duty or obligation.
People are affected by this complaint
in a great many ways. It is manifested
in every department of life: In business
ditty is pleaded as the oxouso for avarice
and fraud; in polities, for treachery and
corruption; in religion, for malice, envy
and sundry lusts ami peccadilloes.
Charityj'whieh we are all commanded
have driven him to tho painful step; ho
really believes himself a martyr to prln
ciple. Tho worst part of the business is,
lie half convinces himself that lie Is hon
est and sincere in the matter; when, if lie
would but remove the scales from his
from one another, or from their hooks,
it would be, to say the U-usf,
u very doubtful compliment. On
the other hand, should sonio
student presume to request the professor
to treat him fairly, and be cautious not to
eyes and reflect a moment, ho would see let personal prejudice or partialities enter
that lie is playing the part of nn ingrate
and a villain.
A real "bolter" on principle, in politics,
religion, literature, or c, private affairs is
worthy of deep respect and admiration.
Among tills class do we find heroes. But
a "sorehead" who tries to cover up his
sores and scabs, with a plaster of duty
and obligation, is a tiling base enough for
honest men to loathe and pin , and for
tltc knaves who use him, to jeer and scoff
nt. If you tcill serve the devil, do so
under his own banner, decorated with
cloven foot and forked tail; let the livery
of Heaven alone. ,
I really believe that Judas Iscariot, be.
fore ho betrayed his Saviour, argued him
self into the belief, that it washisbounden
duty to sacrifice himself, in order to paci
fy the strife, which the doctrines of Jesus
had caused among the Scribes and Chris
tians, and at the same time, turn an honest
penny, against the wants of his family,
for whom it was his plain duty to provide
if lie had one!
Here also may be found an explanation
for much of the fanaticism, corruption,
and Incongruity in Religion. People
mistake the monitions of their own in
lirmltics, their jealousies, pi ojudioos, pas
sions, narrow views, and warped judge
nieiits, for the sweet and still small voice of
conscience; while it is the voice of Satan,
tickling their own desires, and insinuating
the blandishments of perdition in their
ears, all tho time.
The world has entirely too much eon-
suieiiuc inai is. sucn 113 I s. lis is a
nto his decisions on the examination, he
would be reprimanded for insolence with,
out delay.
Neither does it become the dignity of a
professor to make ludicrous comparisons,
by way of reproof, in reference to nny
student, however delinquent or stupid,
Nor, should a student call attention to
some apparent authority on any point, nt
variance witli tho professor's statement, U
It altogether tho kindest and most judic
ious mode of proceedure, lo settle the
question arbitrarily by Inexorable lint "I
tell you It is so; let that sulllce."
Tho statement that " kindness begets
kindness, and respect secures respect," is
applicable in the recitation room, as well
as elsewhere.
No. 1, Vol. I, of the Adrian Colhtje
Recorder is received. We have perused it
carefully, and have been well repaid. It
is extremely well written and edited. Wc
are slightly surprised, it must be confessed,
to discover so fresh and sens' bio a produc
tion emanating from a sectarian school.
In this remark, however, no reflection is
intended upon all our Protestant sectarian
exchanges, nor upon any of our Catholic
brethren, who are all quite liberal
and unfettered in their views. The Ut
carder Iuib a bright future".
Tho Niagara Index suggests that the
appearance of the IIksimuuan would be
improved by placing the editor's picture
on that blank page. The Index editor is
plant that is not improved by gining. evidently trying to get up a little flirtation
Away with your hybrid virtuos-tho nnt- wl,h mn' Kvicwer; for ,.f course it is her
ural fruit is the only healthy and nutritious 11, " want. Unfortunately that fair
liuiy is ni)3om mis leiin; uin, u sue were
present, and were agreeable to his mild
There is one suggestion, which we would
like to milieu, in all deference and kind-
ness, to soino of our respected instructor
to practice, is, an excellent thing, il it is touching a point of chiss-ioom eli.
it is tho -rjglft kind of charily. But! quelle. This is a day of progress in
how many people try to conceal their! school government and discipline. The
penuriousno.ss and greed, by an applied-J old system of force, and surveillance in
tiou of this beautiful maxim, slightly pur-1 discipline.when the instructor regarded his
aphrased! " Charity," say they, when so- pupil as so much passive and plastic
licited for any benevolent purpose," begins matter, to be moulded, or punched, or
at homo," saying it grrvoly, with that pe-l pounded, into whatsoever shape suited his
euliurly contrite and resigned contortion ' sovereign pleasure, is now pretty much
of face which, like a gauze curtain, cannot discarded for a more natural and more
conceal tho heart of adamant behind. 1 humane method. It Is now generally no-
verily believe that ninny persons think kuowledged that students have sonic rights
this maxim is to bo found in the Bible, that are not relinquished on enlerinir col
they quote it with such solemn reverence.
Charity which begins at homo always
ends there. It is astonishing how ninny
well-to-do people, of good purls, mid
boasted pedigree, aro thus willing to bo
self-constituted objeets of charity for tho
torni of their natural lives. They ,see no
more indelicacy nor immodesty in accept
ing repented and continual alms from
themselves, thus confessing themselves
paupers m the sight of all men, than a
Milan beggar, in taking a shilling from an
American traveler.
Conscience and moral obligation are the
argument and excuse offered by nlhrai tors
and conspirators, wherever found. Ho
who deserts his friends through jealousy,
pique, or wounded pride, always does so
for their good; it hurts him terrlqly, no
consideration but duty oh I no could
logo. A student may possibly retain Hie
instincts and sensibilities of a gentleman,
or lady, and consequently be entitled lo
the courtesy, and that careful and serupu
Ions regard for his manhood his feel,
ings, which may always be claimed
by ono gontleinaii or lady from another.
No harsh criticism is meant by this. Yet
a little clost r application of the principles
of discipline, inculcated by tho grand old
Master of Rugby, In n fuw Instances,
might have been excused.
For instance, should a professor,
on examination day. when stu
dents, who have been faithful
to him during the L-rln, and whose
honor ho has had no special reason to sus.
pecf, appear before him, pie-"
face tho examination, by austere
ly cautioning them to avoid stealing
bint, wo quite agree, that the Stvdi.nt
would have an immense advantage over
the Index, even if it should emulate the
example. That's where wo "mixed
schools" " have" you, brother Index.
The JMicroncr Collcgian,Vh.,his excom
municated the IIkspkuian from the ranks
of College Journals, and, at tliesnmelinie,
relieved itself of any quantity of .spleen.
Is it possible, brother UolUgiun, that
you, an eastern (V) journal (O, ho! an east
ern journal! That's good enough!) are
jealous of Us, a poor frontier starveling?
Else why such animosity and venom, us
you have displayed? Or, penidventuro,
you're sick! If so, you're in a sadly
chronic state But seriously, we do not
intend to champion all the squibs of our
local columns, the one in question in ptir-
ticulnr. But if lack of taste constitutes ti
low order of wit, calling names, ami ap
plying malicious and uncalled-for epithets
is a still lower and more contemptible or
der of criticism, besides evincing a eonivjo
nature and infantine weakness. How U
the expression, " A sickly horror obtained,"
for a literary journal y Come West, my
eastern friend, and we'll lend you a ru.'i
mentary work on rhetoric.
The Ihtlhoihte Gazette pays tliellKsrini
ian a rather questionable compliment, in
regard to the quality and quantity of its
matter. We can pay tho Guzette a bettor
compliment, Aye think; for its appearanco
lb much improved, by its new drees, and
its matter h now readable.