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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 15, 1881)
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
an I'liginu manufacturing company in
Oliin, to travel for them us an expert in
overseeing tho puttii.g up of engines in
the L'nlleti States, llalhcr u responsible
pusitiou for one so so young; yot one
which lie is thoroughly qualilletl to fill.
He has wisely concluded not to enter upon
the engagement until after the close of
the school ) car, in Jnnv."
We suppose it would be assuming too
much to claim thai the hints of the Stu
dent are poweiful, but it is a fact that
within a week after the item appeared in
this paper, condemning the broken fence
around the canipu, that fence was re
paired In every direction, and decent
gates confront v.s on all sides.
One of our literary students, bent on
a bargain, traded off, the other day, a
copy of a life of Christ and a history of
the United States for an edition of Field
big's works. A professor, to whom he
confessed this, exclaimed quite wittily
"Young man, you l.ave sold your God
and your country for the devil!"
Miss May Fail Held gave a very delight,
ful dinner parly to a number of her
friends last week, at the Chancellor's res
idence, in honor of her guest, Miss Mor
cor, of Urownville. The dinner was rcl.
ishable and well served, and under the
lend of the young hostess was indeed "a
feast or reason uud a flow of soul."
It seems perfectly impossible and yet it
is a fact that there 3s a University boy
who, until a week or so njo, did not know
who Cupid was. Think of it, and mourn.
And he well over his majority, too! The
professor explained as well and carefully
ns ho knew how, and it is to be hoped thai
never again may he tail to recognize the
name of the God of love.
During muddy weather, many of thr
students, especially those in the prcparn.
tory department, are very careless about
tracking mud into the University and
even into the third hall thereof. There
aro numbcrnus appliances at the different
doors for feet cleaning, but they seem to
bo disregarded. It can, however, bo said
that the University is not yet as untidy as
the High Suhool building.
The Palladinn literary society still holds
the bnquot. The members have many
roasons to feel proud of the fmectiiigs
during the past fall, for their interest, their
usefulness, and for the excellent audiences
which have filled the beautiful hall, night
nfler night. The originality of the pro
grammes and their prompt execution was
remarkable and for this credit is due to
the busy secretary, Mr. Drydcn.
The students of the University, ta a
class are not altogether pleased with the
management of the postofllcc. They coir
pluin that it is impossible to get their let
ters regularly and s'ich a thing as regular
delivi ry of newspapers is unknown. We
fear the city patrons of the office also
have cause for complaint. Let ih hope
that in lime, with new boxes and increased
facilities, this state of affairs will not ex
ist. Evening News.
There seems to be no way to stop tho
nuisance ol wall scribbling but by giving
the walls a rough lime tlniah, such as is
found in the Opera House. On this it
would be impossible to write or draw, but
then mischievous youngsters would take
delight in punching holes in it. It is
conceded that all the rules the Faculty
car. niako would serve rather to aggravate
than check the trouble. "Why not climi
utile the cttitsc, send the children back to
the High School, where they belong?
This humble sheet is becoming celebra
ted, that is if to have its editorials dis
cussed in the Omaha papers is to become
celebrated. The Omaha Herald, through
Di Miller, "regrets to learn, on authority
of the college paper and otherwise, that
there is a prevailing looseness of morals
and habit- among the members of the
higher classes the present term of the Uui
versily, including the twin vices of drunk
enes and gambling" "Who said gambling?
How many stoves do you suppose there
are in the University? Guess. "Well, there
aro just twenty-one base burners, and then
there is McLean's little aoft-conl affair and
two in the society hallo, making twenty
four in all. It takes an hour and a half
to attend to all these, every day. Ten are
kept burning over Sunday, including the
Library stove, as that room is used much
by the profossois at all limes. In rooms
where there nre no Saturday recitations
the 11 res go out, and must be all rebuilt ai
an curly hour Monday morning. Fuel is
a big item on the University ledger.
The election of officers for the Putin
dinii society to serve next term look place
Thursday afternoon. Il was orderly and
amiable, even to ji.ctiscncss. Mr. George
Hitchcock and Mr. lleber OluiKtcnd were
nominated for the oflicc of President, the
former receiving tho honor by a vote ol
;J2 to 18. The election was made uuniii.
mous. Miss Emma Smith was made Vice
President; W. 11. Lichly Scc'y; Dean T.
Smith Treas.; Miss Kate Jones Corre
sponding Sec'y ; Miss Josio Chapman His
torian. This ollicering of tho society
confirms the belief that next term will be
fully as successful as the last.
The daily sweeping up of the Univcr
sity is a job that few students have ever
chanced to think about. It !b surprising
to learn of tho time it takes. The jan
itor commences to clean tho recitation
rooms at eleven o'clock and and docs not
finish until four in the afternoon. Tho
work of sweeping tho halls is commenced
by an assistant at one o'clock and is not
completed within three hours mid a half
usually. There are six rooms on tho first
Moor, ten on the second, (counting tho
chapel as four, a low estimate,) and four
on the third, which must ho cleaned daily.
On Fridays there are more than these ns
(he whole building is swept, including
museum and armory. The work iu per
formed systematically and neatly, (ho
floors being sprinkled wilh wet bran,
which keeps the dust down and acts much
belter than water sprinkling.
Sherman Can field, of Omaha, ono of
last year's students, has been visiliug My
run 'Wheeler, and wilh him viewing tho
beauties of Lincoln. " Shcrin" is a good
natured follow but ho was taken advan
tage of during his stay here. Both tho
boys had come to the room tired wilh tho
day's sport and were snoring happily iu
bed. It was midnight. The telephone
ucnr the head of the bed rang sharp and
loud. Myron crawled out and nnswercd.
" Is Sheim Canfield there?"
"Wantlospeakwlllihim ! "
So Sherm wns woke up nnd tumbled
out of his warm nest to shiver iu tho icy
air that came under the outside door
while the joker down toun asked,
" Are you there? "
"Well, I Ihink I am," said Sherm.
"All right," was the provoking answer,
"that's all! When Sherm got back
under coyer ngain the room was fairly
glistening with phosphcrent adjectives.
Professor Aughey says that the general
result of his late investigation iu eastern
Colorado and extending 150 miles into the
plains, was favorable lo the idea that
large sections of land there can be irriga
ted by means of arteian wells. Prof.
Aughcy and Dr. "White of the Smilhsnn.
tn.it Institute were directed by the U. S
geological survey lo explore the plains
east of the mountains and ascertain from
study of the geological strata where into
shin wells could be bored. They also ex
amined a portion of New Mexico, western
Nebraska and eastern anil northern "Wy
oming. Not more than one tenth of theso
can bo watered by existing streams. Prof
Aughcy made an interesting exploration
of the 11,000 squaro mile basin northeast
of the "Wind Hivcr mountains in "Wyo
ming. One third of this is made up of mag
iiificenl agricultural lauds, (hero is a mild
climate, ns good oats can bo raised llicro
as iu Scotland, the streams are full of
trout, mid there nre immense coal, marble,
and oil region.
Professor Lilllo stands a c'.ianco of
bringing down upon his head tin wrath
ot the literary professors for introducing
p-clry into mathematics. Ho lately gnvo
tho class iu mechanics the crso from
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