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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1878)
Soon the classic hulls of the University
will no longer echo the trend of no. f)'s or
the footsteps of more dainty shoe-leather
but the silence will be broken only by the
footfall of an occasional visitor during
The Alumni who were present during
commencement were J. S. Dales and V.
II. Sncll, class '73, P. P. Hurd, Wallace
Stevenson and Sir. Malic class '7-1, Har
vey Culbertson and Alice Frost class, '7fi,
A. W. Field and F. M. Lamberton
A. C. Piatt was instructing some little
boys in the use of a velocipede and look
at the consequences. Mercer goes home
with a broken toe, Parks, with an injuied
proboscis, is partial to fresh beef while
the instruc'or was nearly killed by being
thrown from his unruly mule.
At the last election of Palladian Socie
ty, the following otllcers were elected:
D. II. Mercer, President.
S. P. Piatt, Vice President.
Emma Seifert, Secretary.
May Fairfield, Critic.
Geo. McLean, Historian.
J. A. Keith, Usher.
"Wis notice that nearly all the walls of
the University and portico, only around
in the corners, is frescoed witli tobacco
juice. This certainly does not speak well
for the students; wo moan the bovine per
suasion. A person must be a slave to his
tastes who could not refrain from using
such stimulcnts, the space of a few hour.
E. P. Holmes was the recipient of three
handsome designs on his Graduation day
The lyre was exceedingly beautilul and
was the gift of Misses Mason and Heath,
Messrs. Mercer and Ilartman. The heart
and anchor presented by Miss Fairfield
and Messrs. Magoon and Field was equally
artistic. The third design was tastefully
gotten up by Miss Morton.
Tub first exercises of the annual com
mencement was Chancellor Fairfield's
baccalaureate address in the Opera House
Sunday evening. The Chancellor spoke
to a large and intelligent audience, in his
usual pleasing and forcible) manner.. The
Chancellor is so well known to the citi
zens of Lincoln and the state that his ser
mon needs no comment whatever. Sulllee
it to say that it was a strong argument
against materialism and evolution show
ing the leiu'encics of the age and the dan
gets of entertaining such ideas.
Tiik entire editorial worn of this issue
fell upon F. 0. Morton, who is the repre
sentative of the Palladian Society. Al
though the Representative of the Univer
sity Union was the greatest adversary
against the suspension of the June issue,
yet he seems to have been suddenly called
from his editorial duties. We hope he
will come back in the fall prepared to ie
new his work with renewed vigor. The
editors now intrusted with the Student
arc abundantly ahlo to conduct it success
fully if tliey put their united strength to
Pkok. Stadtkh will remain in town
during vacation and continue his class.
Under his skillful direction his .students
are making rapid progress in tho art of
painting. We observed some very lino
landscape paintings in his studio executed
by his students. Among tho paintings
whicli the Prof, lias been sketching for
the new dining room of the Commercial
Hotel, wo observed several Nebraska
scenes. Judging from these we should
say that tourists, instead of going to Eu
rope, might better conic west and see Ne
braska. For certainly lovelier scenes
than these neither Rhine nor Alps ever af
forded. Among these paintings there are
also scenes on the Hudson River, paint
ings of statuary and fruit. We need say
nothing about the portrait paintings
which we saw for it is well known that
the Prof, has portraits in his studio ol
nearly all the prettiest girls in town. Th
elegant portrait painting which the IIks
rmitAN Student Association presentee1
ex-Chancellor Heiilon on the evo of hi.'
lecture was oxecuted by the Prof, on vcrj
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