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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (March 15, 1882)
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
The Elementary B.itany class will meet
but three times per week until the daisies
bloom when tliu usual amount of work
will be taken up again.
Oscar Wilde will lecture at Omalia on
the 21st of 111 in month. It is expected
that a special train will go up, and it' it
docs a number of University folks pio.
pose to attend.
The "Rising Stars," formerly the High
School base ball club, is now transferred
to the University and meets on the South
Liucoln ball grounds. This is a strong
club, with Shepherd, Stout, Scott, McCon
iga, Fairfield and others, and wo hope to
hear of some good games.
The report that the Preparatory girls
hare sent for n foot ball with the intention
of funning a team to compete with the
young gentlemen, is undoubtedly false.
They find .suillciciit exercise lor their
kicking propensities in attending to the
hooks on the walls of their dressing
Ten dnys vacation, commencing the
24th. How will it be improved? What
will you do? Frankly, the best thing you
can do is to do absolutely nothing. Plans
for study in holidays ore seldom carried
out, and if so are only detrimental. Hoi
idays are given for rest and with restful
ease they should be occupied.
In chapel last Tuesday morning. The
Chancellor observes the disorder in the
rear of the room and remarks that he is
obliged to hike the t nines of four students
for that offense. Instantly foriy-six young
men and and thirteen young ladies begin
to feel uncomfortable and wish they had
been a little more circumspect in their
Mr. Dlehl, who is u member of the Ben.
iet militia compau', was hunted up by
liis comrades when they passed through
here on their way to Omaha, and made to
0 up to the strike with them. They say
be wus so terrified when woke up in the
middle of the night that lie tried to got
bis legs into his coat and unlock the door
with a looth.pick.
Chancellor Fairfiold's visit to the State
University of Minnesota at Minnesota at
Minneapolis and to Carlton College at
Xorthflcld, was very pleasant. At the
first he lectured in the University chapel,
81 die other addressed the Y. M. C. A.
There are not many students at Minnesota,
but they have a fine building of brown
"one and u campus of forty acres.
The large class in English, numbering
about fifiy and reciting in two sections to
Miss Smith, are finishing Abbot's "How
10 writo clearly," and are about to com
j'leuce "Butler's Practical and Critical
Grammar," an excellent and highly reo-
mmende-l work. It is from n Louisville
publishing house, written by a Kentucky
man, modem in thought and style.
The Freshman Gorman class have just
waded through their semester examin
ations. They had the following verse
to render into prose and describe every
word in it: "Und kiiin tch ihm nichl ein
Retter willkommen erschciue.ii so soil
michderTod ihm verdinen." The boys
said that when iliey got through they
felt like walking etymological diction
aries. Prof. Church's lecture In the Opera
House, (or the benefit of the High School
library, was very interesting, his subject
being "Charles James Fox and the Amer.
ican Issue." After tracing the growth of
the English constitution, he told in vivid
lamruace the story of Fox's connection
with it and tlte American Revolution, cou.
eluding by advising a monument on our
soil to liis memory.
Many were the inquiries at Omaha
during the strike if the Cadets were not
coming up. Tluy are not a part of the
National Guards, (as the Cadets of the
University of California nre,) and so can
not be called out by the Governor. In
case there was trouble in Lincoln, how
ever, we doubt not that our boys would
turn out very quickly, as there is no
militia company at the cap'.tal.
In Professor Church's room has just
been put up a very fine head of Laocoon,
which was imported directly from Paris,
having been ordered sometime last fall.
It keeps company with Messrs. iffisar,
Viruil ic Co., and is more particularly for
the Class reading the ncid, though these
plaster casts will all and always be of per
mancnt art interest to the University. We
will have an art room some day.
The plan of delivering the Studekt at
the University building, instead of
through the post office, is to be continued
until further notice. We find that this
system is less lnborious for our manager
and the postal clerks, and has the merit of
being more accurate. Hereafter the fight
ing member of our staff will hand you
your paper if you are in the building on
the morning of publication. Otherwise
the Student will endeavor to reach you
through the post-office.
The scrap book belonging to one of the
editors of this paper haa attracted consid
erable notice while lying on tlio library
tables, and we understand that several
similar books have been started. The
plan is simple and easily carried out. In
this book have been pasted all newspaper
articles concerning the University since
1877, all programmes, all college cards
aud'ticicets, with various other scraps
pertaining to this institution. The book
is now a full and interesting history of
Miss Maggie Dawson, of Plattsmoulh,
was married to Mr. Geo. E. Dovey of the
same place last Sunday. Miss Dawson, it
will be remembered, was the very good
looking young lady who took the part of
the "Queen" in the operetta of "Snow
drop," which was produced largely by
University talent, and under Miss Roger's
direction, some four winters ago.
Des Moines Campus: E. B. Fairfield,
D. D., L. L. D Chancellor of the Univer
sity of Nebraska, has recently been on a
lecturing tour to the Slate University of
Minnesota, ut Minneapolis. The Arlel,tic
college organ of that institution, has the
"Dr. Fairfield has the happy faculty of
pleasing while he instructs, and com
mands the close attention of his audience.
His lecture contains clear statement, large
learning, powerful description, richness
of imagery, magnetism of manner, and
telling hits that " bring down the house."
The classes for the June exhibitions
have already been chosen. Here is the
Palladian programme: Recitation, Miss
Cora Dooli tie; Orations, B. B. Davis and
R. L. Marsh; Essay, Miss Clara Parks;
Invective, Miss Kate Jones; Eulogy, J.N.
Dryden ; Debate, Miss Emma Smith aud
D. L. Clark The Union class is as fol
lows: Recitation, Miss Nellie Lett; Essays,
Misses Flora Frost and Narcissa Snell;
Review, G. W. Bolsford ; Orations, Mi3s
Minnie Codding and C. W. Pierce: Debate,'
Jesse Holmes aud W P. Sullivan.
Two of our alumni who reside in Liu
coin were victims of a rather mean prac
tical joke, n few Sundays ago. The ex-co-ed
was visited on the night in question
by the stalwart alumnus. They were
spending the evening very pleasantly, not
thinking of the flight of time, when the
old alarm clock in the next room, which
is always set for 4:30 iu the morning,
went off with a resounding Whir-r-r rhll
The young man turned pale, made a wild
grab for his Hat, and was go no without
even bidding the young lady good night.
When he reached his room and found the
time tc be only 10:80 p.m his remarks
were equal to the occasion.
The University Athletic Association Is
at last fairly organized. This auspicious
event occurred Wednesday evening of
last week, when the bruisers, to the num
ber of thirty or more, after kicking each
other for awhile in a social game of foot
ball, repaired to the building and pro.
ceeded to organize. A brief but pointed
constitution was adopt jd and a full set ol
offlcurs elected. They are as follows:
Pies., N. Z. Snell; V. Pies.. Fred 8hep
herd ; Sec'y, Don Claric ; Proas., Ed Miller:
Custodian of Property, Will Jones. It
was resolved to equip a gymnasium an
soon as possible. Iu the meantime vari
ous out-door games will bo introduced.
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