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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
world under his control to satisfy his sor
did nnd ambitious desire for this sanioliu.
mortal fume. Sumner, young man, saun
tering over I ho ancient lmtllo field where
tm ft Warren had fallen, and his forefath
ers in days of yore had made- a bold stand
for their liberties ami rights, was tired
with enthusiastic desire to make his
own name a living monument in the an
nuls of his country as they had done, not
indeed upon the battle field, but In the
preeminence of his learning and his states-mnn-like
abilities. Tamo was his guiding
star, by whose brilliant light ho was ena
bled to surmount every obstacle, and rise
nt last through his indefatigable industry
to the towering summit of his youthful
Ideal. Andrew Jackson, fourteen years of
age, unlettered, and earning his daily
bread as apprentice to a tailor, Is anibi
tloiis enough to think that ho may be the
future president of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln, a raftsman on the Mis
sisslppl, spends his evenings in reading
of renowned historic names, while his
companions have a spree with a bottle of
rum and a deck of cards. He sees fame and
honor in something nobler than the bully or
braggart. Daniel Webster, from boyond
the horizon of the bleak hill tops of
his New England home, discernes the
glimmering light of that glorious re
nown which In after life adds luster to
his very name. As boys these men were
poor, and but little distinguished
from their companions, except in the lofty
ideal which they held of life. They saw
Honor and Fame hi its richest attire, and
the motives by which they were
led to perfoini a long life of
the most anions labor and leave
their names inscribed with honor up
7)ii the pages of their countries histo
ry, give strong and overpowering
proof of the power of an honorable
ambition Somebody asks, "What
is Glory? What is fame? And
then inunediatly answers, "The ech
oes of a long lost name." But it is
more than this! It is one of the strongest
incentives to industry and human exortion.
It brings out the noblest promptings of the
mind, and furnishes to the very soul of
genius a stimulus to lay belorothc world
its very best productions.
But there is another Influence which
We noticed quite an improvement in
the reading room, in the way of racks for
the papers. Let the improvement be ex
tended one step further, and have the Lj.
brary and reading room open every after
noon. Go to E. A. Hargravo & Co. to buy
your croquet sets, Base ball outfits, news
papers, stationary, pens, Ink, occ. They
have the best stock In the city; and will
sell cheaper than the cheapest. tf
Class in French.
Student translates Monsieur, me permit
dejetor un coup dUvil sur sea plans pendant
cc tcnips-lu, Sir, peunit mo to chuck a
cup of water on your plans for this time.
The Chancellor lr. his opening re
marks, at the beginning of this term, aaid
that the faculty were well satisfied with
last term's work, and that the students had
passed a more satisfactory examination
than at any previous term since the open
ing of thts institution.
The University opened this term with
about one hundred and thirty students.
This is about double the number that we
have usually had in the spring term, and
the now students, as a class, are the best
thai we have over seen enter.
Our Jauitoi has no spare moments to
improve; when he is not engaged at du
ties in the building ho is out beautifying
the campus, and if "thorn thar grasshop
pers" leave him alone thisyear we may ex
pect a good sized Eden around the Uni
versity. Owing to the fact that we are engaged
in a tournament of uchre and three games
of marbles, for the champion-ship of our
alley ; wo have concluded to drop the Juve
nile Quarterly, and Harvaul Advocate
from our exchange list, as we feel that
we have not the time to do ther literary
merit full justice.
If the societies wish to make an entire
success of their entertainments next June,
it is time they wero beginning to prepare,
for when the warm weather comes we are
liable to be taken with the spring fever,
and our parts in the entertainments will
contributes largely toward bringing out the
bet powers of n man in labor, the genius
OUU COLLEGE NEWS.
Our good angel has. left the office ; con
frequently the devil lias it all his own way.
One of the preps asked "if it was in
the labrador where they made sirup from
sulphuric acid and old rags."
There is a, largo constellation of stars
of the first magnitude in the choir of one
of the churches, and quite a number of
the students have become very devoted to
the doctrines 01 that church.
Latin recitation. Prof. .Miss V
why is "mind" in tho masculine gender
Miss 1 Because it is so tieiuo, 1
Prof, (smiling sadl)-
- You 'II pass.
Wo hao heard several of the boys
modestly suggest that now would be a
good time for the young ladies to give a
leap year excursion and picnic on some of
the railroads leading into Lincoln. We
would second tho motion, and humbly in
form any ono who wishes to help the poor,
that the entire editorial corps could be pre
vailed on t accompany them.
One of the candidates for admission
to the University, at the recent examina
tion, was so elated when told thatho could
enter the preparatory department, that the
first person ho met in the hall, (who hap
pence! to be a Senior,) lie walked up to, and
said very familiarly, "You are a prep, I
Senior: ('with a frown that would con
geal exploding nilro-glyccrine.) Sir, what
do you mean?
Prep: Oh! ah! 1 -I pardon inn, sir, a
sup profesbor, I presume'
I Senior: (with a bland smile) You are
excusable for that mistake. 1 am not a
siness depnilnicnt of tho Stu- i profesbor but a Senior
on placed in tho bands ol Mr.
mint has been
AlborL Jnvco. All business conununica
lions should be addressed to him.
Wc noticed amongst the incidental ox
penses of this office, fifteen conts for ben
zlno, those not initiated may think it a
strange item for a printing office, but a
printer's devile uses benzine ns well as
at prop, says he was glad to escape
alive, anil will never trust to appearances
An atrocious crime has been committed
in the University. We hope tho proper
authorities will terrot It out and mete out
the severest penalty to the guilty parties,
that the law will admit. Tho details, as
far as can be discovered, are as follows:
On entering the chapel a few mornings
ago, we wero horrified by seeing a scalp
hanging up over tho rostrum, and tho per
petrator of the crime, not satisfied with in
Jury, must add insult by scrawling on a
card and fastening it to llio long "yaller"
hair, "Me heap big Injin." The entire
school was thrown into intense excitement,
and the question ever since has been, Who
has lost her hair?
Maiuukd. At Falls City, April nth,
Mr. Amos E. Gaunt and Miss Emma Mil
lcr of Falls City. Tho best wishes of all
the students are with the young couple
and wc hope they may live to realize all
their bright hopes of the future. The day
after the wedding, they started to North
Platte, where Amos takes charge of the
Western Ncbraskian. He has had consid
erable experience in the newspaper busi
ness, and we predict that the Ifebraskian
will enter upon a new and more success
ful career than ever before.
The Faculty appointed Friday, the
21st Inst., as arbor day. The State Board
of Agriculture appointed the 10th, but as
it is not very good policy to have holidays
in the middle of the week, the Faculty
concluded it would be besl to have an ar-
bor day of our own, and none of the stu
dents seemed to lose any of their enthusi
asm because we were alone in celebrating
the day. At an early hour quite a num
ber of the students had collected, who
wanted to make their names immortal by
setting out a tree that they can come back
and see in a hundred years and say, ' This
is the tree that I planted a century ago,
while I was attending school here."
There were about one hundred and eighty
young trees set out, which added very
much to the beauty of the grounds, but
there could be a great deal more work ex
pended on tho campus to advantage, and
wc would suggest tho propriety of geiting
some ono to help Mr. McLean, as the
work in the building is enough to keep
one man busy, while every year that is
wasted in putting in trees and shrubs, to
let them die and be replaced the following
year, is just so much time lost.
Wc had the pleasure of attending the
Young Ladies' Leap Year Club, in the
High School of this city, a few evenings
ago, and we were pleased to see with what
order and precision eve ;y thing was con
ducted by the accomplished president,
Miss Gould, who presided with a grace
and dignity well becoming a peison of
much more experience than Miss Gould
has had In that line. The Society was
formed for the purposa of literary culture,
and consisted of about thirty members, all
take hold and work with a will, and they
are being rewarded for their exertions, by
a constant increase m iminoers, aim a
marked improvement in'cach week's pcr
ductions. We would to notice each per
former separately, but we have not space,
so we will content ourselves, by giving a
general description. The society opened
with music, and we may as well say here
that the entire performance was inter,
sperscd with music and songs, which we
enjoyed very much. The next were essays,
which were well written, and showed that
there had been considerable thought do
voted to them. Then came declamations,
and though we heard the most of them be
fore, they sounded new and interesting,
from the way in which they were delivered,
and some of the ladies exhibited a decided
talent for declaiming. Last, was the read.
ing of tho "Snowflake," a paper edited by
Miss Ida Webster and Miss , and Is Is
sued every tho weeks; It alternates with
the debate. Tho articles wero well writ
ten, and the paper was noatjn appearance
and had some spicy local news. Wo
think It was named after a snowflake on
top of the "Rockys" that does not vanish
in a day. The young ladles' society is a
very pleasant place to spend an hour and
a half on Wednesday evenings.
Our poet has been spending another
month admiring his Idol; and we are al
most in love with "Rolling Nell" ourselves
if he don't want to loose her, he had better
not describe her beauties in such gushing
Holllng, hluo eyed Null,
LiuiRliIng, liuppy Null,
Your ilnclri ejea
Arc twilight flkluB,
Ami tliOHlnr of Joy In tlturu
Tlmt chines Hurcno
On every Fceno
Tlmt 1b dark with nightly ewv.
Vet far nwny
eiivi'H lire nnd tiny
To it woild Unit's nlwitj- fair.
Miss Genie Field is teaching in San
ders Co. We are going to Rose Hill to
Professor Mauley is at Crawford
Springs, New York. We are sorry to say
he Is improving very slowly.
II. M. Worley is dispensing what ho
has learned in the University, to the juve
niles near Wahoo, Saunders Co.
Miss Sada Runyon has returned to her
homo at Summit, Butler Co. We under
stand she intends to be with us next Sept
James Miller came up during vaca
tion to visit his old friends. lie reports
the students from Sarpy county, arc most
all talking of coming back next year.
Miss Ada Gray has returned to her
old homo in Wis. She takes with her, the
kindest wishes of all the students, nnd of
her many other friends in this city
J. F. McCartney, editor of the Omaha
High School, was in the city last week, am!
called in to pay his respects to the Student.
Mc. is a goa-head young man, and under
his management the lliyh School is taking
a front rank amongst educational journals.
C. R. Wooley was recently admitted
to the bar. Charley was an old member
of the Palladian society, and used to make
some very stirring speeches. No doubt ho
there lale! the foundation for future great
ness in that line.
Miss Ara Williams was in the city, a
bout the middle of the present month.
The next morning after her arrival, we had
one of Nebraska's pleasant little snow
storms, which necessitated her keeping in
doors; and she did not get a chance to vis
it many of her old friends.
John McLean, who is practising law
in the city, was elected to the ofllec of po
lice judge, nt the recent election. John
is a young man of sterling qualities, and
is fast becoming a favorite with the bar of
Lincoln. We predict a blight future for
W. 11. McBrwom started to Santa Fo
New Mexico, about the first Inst, to tako
clinrgeofasurvoyiiiir parly in that territory
we are sorry to lose Me. as he informed
us when he left, that ho did not expect to
attend school any more, but wo are glad
he has found something that suits him.
Mc. is a young man of energy, and ability,
and will succeed in whatever ho under-takes.
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