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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 1, 1879)
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amused to find llio principle feature of the
lust millibar un oration entitled, "Man the
Monarch!" And in thoir oxtravegant
praises they wore supremely indiHbrontto
their own sex.
The Niagara Index is at hand with its
brimming budget of opprohious epithets.
With malice aforethought the exchange
editor attacks all the new papers and the
old ones get only a sprinkling ot his
wrath. If the labor and time spent in
abusing the exchanges wore only turned
upon the Tndex itself, iho result would be
benelicial for all concerned.
The painful ollbrt of Iha Dickinson Lib
eral to secure a reputation for originality
by the publication of the essay entitled,
"Holes: Three scenes with variations" is
both ludicrous and eminently criticisablc.
It was evidently written lor tragical ellect
by some student who is weakly imitating
the great French dramatist, Alexander
Dumas. The Dickinson's editorials were
unusually poor and the locals simply exec
rable. The Liberal in our opinion de
serves criticism, as other exchanges, for
going beyond the especial province of col.
lege journalism, by the publication of cur.
rent gossip after the manner Lof newspa
pers. It may be very interesting to know
that the 23rd of November is the wedding
day of King Alfonso und the Archduchess
Marie Christina; or, that the ex-Khedive's
breakfast and dinner service cost (U,5!K:
or, that Cetowayo had only twenty three
followers when captured. Uut all this is
very much out of place in a college paper,
which is supposed to be largely devoted
to college literature and college all'airs in
The College Videlte from Oskaloosa is
one of the poorest of our exchanges, not
withstanding the fact that their main con
tributed article was copied, and that u
Prof, is editor-in-chief. It is not, strictly
speaking, a student's paper and can scarce
ly be said lo repiesent the college proper.
The "Funny Man" could better have been
omitted, for he was any thing but funny,
and only impressed us with his stupidity
and imbecility. The chief editorial, giv
ing advice to students, is worthy the at.
teutioii of us all.
The Ariel's "Fragment from Dickens"
was most readable and written in a style
closely resembling t!io groat author him
self. The editorials of the Ariel are very
short and very discoursivo with respect to
doings at the University. The locals are
very meagre, and considering the quality
perhaps it is well there arcso fcwofthcin.
The Ariel devotes only a third of a col
umn to exchanges, and tills that small
space with praise.
The llnbart Herald for September con
tained no contributed articles and the cd
torials which opened the number wore
many and uninteresting. Some space
was devoted to a review of u Mother
Goose exhibition, which according to the
Herald, was the groat event of the season
in dramatic circles. The exchange noti
ces were Hat and pointless, esbecially Iho
would-be-witty Hing at the Niagara Index.
The PacJcor Quarterly contained u grace
ful little poem in pleasing contrast to the
miserably distorted prose, called pootry,
of many of our exchanges, and we quote
Only n cluster of nunioe.
I'nrplo mid dowoy itiul rnro,
Laid with u touch of cnroRsliif;.
'Mid tlio brown waves of lior lmir.
SI in il i) thu tokun. but never
Flowers that were costly anil flue,
lloru such a inossngo ofsweutnoBK,
Hroatbed kucIi a fragrance divine.
Toll mo, O magical pansles,
What if the charm that you hold,
That to thin fund fill maiden,
Seom you a treasure untold.
liiaton, O vi-lvoty imnnIeH,
Sinco you will answer mo naught,
All thu rare spoil of your magic
I, his in tlu charm of a thought.
Tim Asbury M on tidy bears upon its title
pngc its claim to bo recognized as emanat
ing from a very religious institution.
Two of the essays in the October number
were eminently pious and savored of the
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