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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
press to tli Board or Regents, both tin
former and its present members, my grate,
fill iippiociation ol'tlu'lr uniform court U9y
jml Indulgence towards myself in opening
ami canning on tho woik of tlio Uni
versify, and I bespeak lor my successor in
office tlic same kindness and co-operation
lluit have boon so generously extended to
Willi kindest regards lor the members
of tin' Board individually, and with best
wishes tor the continued prosperity ol'the
Inivorsily, I remain,
Your obedient servant,
A. R. BliNTON.
LtMOiN, Nun., Dec. 15, 1875.
To Tin: Hoaiu) ok Rkgknts:- The com
mittee upon whom it was enjoined to pre
pare a memorial of the services of the
Cluiiu'cllor, and Pi of. Thompson beg leave
lo report :
That they have not regarded it incum
bent upon them to make a detailed state
meat f the manner in which these gon
ill rni-n have nerformed their duties. The
minutes of this Hoard, the reports and
catalogues of this University from its
inception, ami above all, the educated men
that arc beginning lo make their inlluence
felt throughout our State, make up a full
er and more satisfactory history of their
acls than any Darren narration can possi
To establish a University in a new llcld,
put in motion its complicated machinery
and insure the harmonious working of its
various parts, requires ability of no
common order. Ho who becomes its
head, should have in a conspicuous de
gree, courage, energy, industry, patience
jnd courtesy. Especially are these quail
ities requisite when the experiment is
tried in a young state; among a people not
homogeneous, little acquainted with each
other, and generally struggling to pro.
cure a home and the ordinary necessaries
The results of the ell'ort in Nebraska for
the past lour years and a half justify us,
we think, in saying that no Stale in the
Union, at its age and with its population,
has exhibited a more satisfactory progress
ia the higher educational matters. Wo
regard this prosperous condition as large
ly due to the experience and the constant
can; of the Chancellor. Ho has shown
himself possessed, in an eminent degree,
of the qualities which ensure success in
his ihosen profession.
The Agricultural Farm, now in success
fill operation, bears like witness to tho in
ditbtiy, ability and integrity of Professor
11 -th of these gentlemen arc about lo
leave us for new Holds of labor, to which
tlic will carry with them tho thanks of
the Board of Regents for their past servi
ces, mid good wishes for their hnppinoaa
and piospcrity in their futuro home.-.
Mkmoiuai. ok Piiok. 0. 0. Dakm. The
Re-rents of tho University dolro to place
upnH record this tribute to tho memory of
Ue 0. C. Dake, late Professor of Helios
U'ltres in this institution. A resident of
Nebraska for many years, ho has preserved
amidst its practical life that intimate ac
quiiintanco with literary, metaphysical and
kindred studies which eminently fitted
him for the position ho so worthily filled.
Earnest and sincere In his convictions, he
was always deferential and courteous in
Ws expression of them. Fixed in ms ie
ligious belief, he was neither bigoted nor
uncharitable. Devoted and conscientious
in tho discharge of tho special duties de
volved upon him, ho si 111 found leisure to
indulge lo a large extent in lighter literary
mirsuits. His numerous essays and poems
evince the rellnement of taste, the purity of
morals and the delicacy of fancy which
wore distinguishing traits of his charac
ter. His friends and admirers were con
lined lu-liher to the limits of the University
of which he was an ornament, nor to the
State throughout which he was so well
known and loved.
Cordially sympathizing with the facul
ty in the loss of their friend and associate,
and with the family so suddenly bereaved,
tho Board direct thai the Secretary enter
this resolution upon the minutes, and
transmit a copy to Mrs. Dake.
OUR COLLEGE NEWS.
How did you pass tho examinations V
A fine stock of Gloves on hand at
Sheldon ec Sons'.
Wo were always fond of llowois, but
arc especially interested in the Sweet
William and Daisy families.
Underwear and Hosiery at Sheldon &
We are authorized by tho present con
tractors for the composition and mechan
ical work on the SruuuNT.to say that their
contract will not be renewed for the com
ing year. The Hoard is thoiefore ready to
receive proposals from other parlies.
Gloves! G loves 1 Gloves! all kinds at
Sheldon &, Son's. (tf)
Nebraska can't bo beaten for tine
weather in winter, when she takes a notion.
The poet must have been thinking of her
when ho wrote " December is as pleasant
as May." Evans, of the Lowell Register,
don't agree with this poet.
Students in need of anything in the
line of Groceries and Provisions should
go to V. W. iUNOI.ISH. (UJ
And now, fellow students, as tho exami
nations are all over for this term, we wish
you may enjoy yourselves during the hol
idays, returning fresh for work, und don't
forget to subscribe tor the Studknt when
you come back.
A sympathetic young lady informed
us, the other morning, if that Junior who
exhibited such a dilapidated pairof socks
in chapel, will leave them in P. O. lock
box -10U7, she will see to it that they are
not so holy when ho takes them out.
Lincoln must be a sober community,
judging from the way the girls ritshod to
tho windows ot the reading room to watch
a drunken man pass. About a dozen who
could not get a view from tho window,
started down btairs pell mell. and made j
some of the more nervous boys think ihe !
building was afire.
Quite an excitement was raised at
one of thedorinitoiics by a young lady,
who had been visiting I hero, going homo
unexpectedly. Two preps, each bent on
seeing her homo, reached for thoir halt,
but though they were in thoir accustomed
places, so strong was the excitement, they
could not find them. After they had
searched about a minute, No. 1 rushed
forth, his white hair Untiling in tho wind,
closely followed by No. 2. Then a close
race ensued for about two blocks, both
parties straining every nerve to win tho
prize. Whiti'h'Mid reached the goal first
and was rcwaidcdby the lady's graciously
accepting his arm. No. 2 consoled him
self with the rellection that Whitehead
always was silly after the girls.
Wo noticed one of tho ladies In chapel
with "blush on her cheek, and a smile In
her eyes." Hut the blush extended in a
streak further down one cheek than the
Some of tho boys who attend the High
School informed us that the young ladies
are tin host gymnasts in the school and
that they are simply immense at perform
ing the Giant Swing.
About as cheeky a thing as we have
heard of lately was tho Prop who went to
church without company and then asked
a young lady if ho might see her homo
when she came out with her mother.
One of the Juniors who was out at an
entertainment says some fellow stole his
hat, but ho had expected it before he start
ed, so he wore his old one and whoever
stole his left, a new one in its place.
We believe in giving the ladies tho
right to vi tc,lotting thorn wear trowser.-yind
if they insist wo might be induced lo wear
petticoats and tend babies. Hut really, la
dies, when you don the boxing gloves and
try to put mansard over each others op
tics, wo think you are carryingyour rights
to an extreme.
Wo he rtily sympathize with that
modest prop who was cornered in behind
the stove, during recess of one of tho so
cieties, by a bevy of girls, and kept there
tlli the bosom of his boiled linen wilted,
and the perspiration couised down his
classic countenance m great drops.
While passing along the hall ot the.
University, wo noticed an enterprising prep
step up to a lady and hand her a suspic
ious looking envelope. The lady assumed
a tragical attitude, handed the envelope
back to him and said, " Sir, this is the
third time I have mittcned you this term;
I hope you will give mo a rest for the bal
ance of tho term."
Found. A lady's elastic belt, answering
to the following description: About four
inches in diameter, without any buckle.
We can't conceive how it can be worn,
unless it is slipped over the head. Any
one can have it by proving property and
paying for this notice Apply to the editor-in-chief.
Seniors are generally noted for their
cheek, but we think our brunelte-wliisker-ed
Senior can double discount any we
have liemd of. One iifuimon lately
ho walked up to the gate of tho campus
with a young lady and there, in full view,
and broad day-light, kissed her. When
questioned about it, ho said, "Well, the
dear little creature puckered her mouth
so sweetly I could not help it."
We met a Prep coming out of the
Post Olllce waving an envelope in one
huiid. a neat liltlo note in the other. He
stepped right in front of us and, extending
the note, shouted "She Is the best, sweet
est, prettiest, dearest, duck est, little crea
tine in Lincoln; theie is not another in the
city who would take the trouble to write
a second nolo to a fellow to inform him
where her now boarding place is.
A young lady sent a note by a little boy
to ono of tho lady students tho other day.
The little fellow went into the first room
he came to, which happened to be occu
pied by a single Prof., and said ; "Here is
a note my Aunty sent you. Tho Prof,
took tho note and that is tho last that has
been seen of it. The writer thereof says
she would not care, but there was "Dam
it ' in the note, and she wasn't writing
about old clothes either.
Prof, (in describing a certain class of
Catallne's adherents.) Why does Cicero
evidently specie of these in terms of re
Mr. M. Because It was considered a
mark of oU'eminaoy for them to take so
much care of their hair and keep it so
Loud applnuo from tho ladles. Tho
Prof. S. II. Manly Is at Clifton Spring
N. J. Ho writes that his health Is slowly
improving, and sends his kind regards to
all the students, whom he says he would
like veryinuch to see. Professor, we hnnri
Ihe day is not far distant when we shall
again welcome you as an instructor.
As .vc were wending our way homo, a
few nights ago, we passed a place whore a
certain good-looking young lady resides,
and it so happened that Ihe window curtain
of the back parlor was up and the light
burning, yet it was bright enough for ua
to see a man, who appeared to be holding
earnest converse with the aforesaid lady,
This was nothing strange, as we have douo
the same ourselves, but when he advanced
and violently laid his hands around her
neck, and began to assault her in tho face,
we were on the point of calling the polico.
She returned the attack so vigorously,
however, that wc concluded she could
take care of herself.
The following is a conversation wo
overheard a short time ago between two
Gent to Lady How long have you
honored the University with your pres
Lady Only this term. 1 understand
you attended tho Normal school, beforo
you came here
Gent Yes. The Normal had the honor
of my presence.
Lady Which do you like best?
Gent Well, I can'i say. I received my
first grand lessons there, which caused mo
to aspire tor something higher, but I
drank of tho knowledge there to its very
depth, and am perfectly infatuated with
tho magnificent beauties of our glorious
Queen City of the West.
We expected to soo the lady succumb
under his gorgeous fiight of oiatory, but
she relieved her overburdened soul with,
the exclamation " Do tell."
A Prep handed us the following as the.
product of a morning ramble:
A Studknt'h Rijvkuik. Awakened by
the Cmo-ing of a distant chanticleer, and
in haste completing my toilet, I started
for chapel in the cold, (Jray morning On
my way I passed by beautiful Fields, sur
rounded by evergreen Hedges, in which
were sporting llocks of playful Lambs.
Soon 1 found myself wrapped in solemn
mod taiioii, for it seemed lo mo an inex
plicable Riddle that Fxej and Wolves
should be allowed to Slaughter Little Boies.
After advancing a few Yards further, I
found myself on the Fair-banks of a stream
Cahl-iodl Salt Creek. Yes, were you to
hunt tho West-over, you could not find "a
stream Moore useful to Millers and Fish,
ers, aud in whoso valley are located so
many beautiful Holmes and tall-spired
Churches. Thooo indeed are Ensigns of
true liberty. We thought of tho struggle
of tho Revolution, and beheld with thft
mind's eye the buttle of Bunker Hill. Oh J
what heroism our forefathers must havo
had to break lose from the Holt of tho
tyrannical English I
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