Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, March 01, 1877, Page 88, Image 28
WWWIMBiteyt 88 Locaii News. Ai.inaWiMi T1iHtHlhjllWmlM il evening, March SO. and will bo of unusual interest. The best talent of the Universi ty Union ami Pull ml inn society will be employed, The chapel will probably be crowded. The following is the pro gramme: University Union. Patlatlian. ESSAYS. Miss Cora Thomas Miss May Fairfield OKATIONS. P. M. Lumber ton i. O. Slurdevant DEBATE. J. P. A. Black A. W. Field Miss Emma Parks C. E. Majroon Question for debate: The Electoral Commission "Was it Politic? At a special meeting of the University Union, Friday evening, March 10, the fol lowing officers were elected for the ensu ing term : F. M. Lamberton Emma Parks E. L. Hart Elma Hawlcy S. D. Cox W. A. McAllister II. V. Fitch G. II. Simmons A. C. Piatt President Vice President Rcc. Sec. Cor. Sec. Treasurer Critic Chorister Historian Sergcnnt-at-Arms The Palladian Society, March 13, elect ed the following ofllccrs: T. O. Sturdevant Altec Morton S. P. Piatt Maud Mullen Angie A. King Frank McCartney Maria Jones H. K. Wolfe D. L. Boise President Vice President Pec. Sec. Cor Sue. Chorister Critic Historian Treasurer Usher Knowing the natural repugnance which the Plnttsmouth Watcltnum possessed to wards anything of an intellectual nuturc, wo sent the editor of this little paper, above named, a copy of the Student, to hear what the hcnlheuj. might say. This a monomaniac on English grammar. lie criticises unfavorably nearly everything ofal'.terary character, that conies before him.to display his grammatical knowledge. Before the eyes of this peculiar genius the Student presents numerous errors and poor productions. The Chancellor's ad dress to the Legislature, admitted by t lie represcntive press of the State to be the most powerful plea ever uttered for high er education, becomes in the lnndsof this strange genius a conglomeration of gram matical errors from beginning to end. "We can not recall just now the circum stances which, a few years since induced Stanley, now the great African explorer, to knock him down in the streets of Omaha. It was for some kind of puerile impu lenec, an attempt proba bly to teach Stanley a little grammar. We have seen this aspiring " What Is itY" before. He is the same individual who, speaking before the third house of the Legislature a winter, made the shades of Mtirrav.'llnrvey'and Swinton to retreat in disgust. The roughs of Lincoln stood transfixed -with astonishment, 'when 11103- hi-'nrd their superior in vulgarity and indecent epithets. That speech caused strong men to bow their heads to hide their blushes of shame. Oh! thou art polished, little Mac. You have such a polite, moral tone to the Watchman. This saint growls about the Normal School and the University being "luxuries afforded only liy the rich." Don't be de ceived, Mr. Watchman. If you think your antecedents will be no obstacle, and if you can pass the requisite examination in grammar, throw aside all prejudice en. gendered by your religion and conduct, and come right along to the University, and enter the first Prep. year. Don't let poverty hinder you. We have got board reduced here to $1.37 per week. You will find no fine silk umbrellas in the mush, but you can endure simplicity of food. Think of the delights vou will ex- same editor, known to the press of the perience, standing at the head of the class State by the title "Little Mac," is a sort of ' in English Analysis.